ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 HEALTHY LIVING A22 BUSINESS B1 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C16-17 CUISINE C18-19 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. III, No. 47 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Oasis from the heatDelnor-Wiggins Pass State Park offers cool shade and lots to do. A9 COURTESY PHOTOAaron Troyer of Troyer Brothers Hot, wet and waiting: Farmers stay busy in the summerVegetation explodes in Southwest Florida summers. Lawns spring back from a mow in days; passion vines bloom psychedelically. Yet while lush greenery may spill over swollen creeks, harvests from commercial vegetable and citrus operations cease. Summer is a time of little or no production for many farmers: a barren winter lived through the looking glass of the subtropics. Though the fruit is hard and inedible, the regions orange groves are as scenic now as ever. The groves are green and lush looking now, they actually look a lot better when you see them this time of year, said Gene McAvoy, University of Florida/IFAS Extension director in Hendry County. During the winter they brown up. Much of Troyer Brothers potato farms 3,500 acres in southeastern Lee County are completely underwater with waves in the breeze, or standing ponds here and there, said Aaron Troyer. The company wont plant seeds until late fall or harvest until February when the leafy potato tops again appear in long perfect rows. Customers dont find the same abundance SEE FARMERS, A23 BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com AVE MARIA BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com And so last week, Mr. and Mrs. Ellers stood in the stifling heat and humidity of Eastern Collier County and said they think they have found the place they want to spend the rest of their days. Ave Maria. Yeah, were Catholics, but thats not the primary reason were looking at Ave Maria, although it certainly doesnt hurt, said Mr. Ellers. It has the things we really prize. A small-town atmosphere. Friendly people. Safety. And no snow. We also like that there is a university here. We dont want to retire to a place where there is nothing but old people. Being around young people helps to keep you young. BUDDY ELLERS SPENT THE BETTER PART OF 40 YEARS WORKING AS AN ACCOUNTANT IN Chicago. He worked hard, put two daughters through college and managed to sock away a few bucks. His dream and the dream of his delightful wife Linda has always been to retire to Florida.SEE AVE MARIA, A8 FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTO REDEFINING The Univer sitys new administration works to build a well-rounded community of all faithsCOURTESY OF THE AVE HERALD Penciller playing proCape artist draws comics for the majors. C1 Society See whos out in Naples society. C16 & 17 Switch on FPLs new energy incentive for businesses could juice the economy. B1
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Left, by the way, derives from the AngloSaxon word lyft, meaning weak, and the Latin word sinistra, originally meaning left, but later connoting something sinister and evil, such as a media outlet. So they want to suspend deportation of us? What a regiment of boneheads. They think we shouldnt be blamed for the sins of our fathers. Wow, maybe theyre Christians. Or maybe they suffer from some similar viral or genetic malady. The sinister pinko who sponsored this legislation, Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, claims that these young people should not be punished for their parents mistakes. Can you believe that Sen. Durbin and these other lefties actually say stuff like that? Should not be punished for their parents mistakes. Why not? Thats as good a reason to punish them as any, and one of the most common still in use across the planet. Punishing children for what their parents do is the grease that keeps the old wheel turning, isnt it? And check this out: The new policy is expected to help thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as young children, graduated from high school, and want to go on to college or serve in the armed forces. There you go. They want to get smart or defend us, or both. Us, the kings of illegal! Man, what a great country. Even better, they want to defend us after their parents have worked their asses off for low wages with no benefits in rigorous conditions, under threat of deportation. As soon as I read Sen. Durbins comment and the rest of the story in the Great Gray Lady (thats what they used to call The New York Times, but now it should be the Great Lyft Lady) I ran outside with my Second Amendment rights and opened fire on the nearest palmetto scrub. I love the smell of gunsmoke in the morning. Up and down my road I could hear other shooters, my neighbors, blazing away (Im not kidding about this, although they do it regularly with no seeming reason). Maybe theyd targeted some of those illegal immigrants. Each other, in other words. The funniest thing about all this is status, ours in particular. Undeniably, were the kings of illegal when it comes to immigration. Me. My neighbors. You. Not those little brown people from south of the border who do most of the field farming in the region and the state. We (my forbears and yours) didnt just sneak in here all meek and mild like they did hoping to find work that no truck-driving, gun-toting, rear-bumper-beef-for-supper advocate of deportation for brown people would be caught dead doing. We werent looking to ship money home to our families, or maybe someday win a citizenship for our kids in the greatest nation ever invented by God or man (that would be a clear and bold act of love handed from parent to child). Nosireebob. We were looking to kick ass and take names, and we did. We kicked the crap out of those little brown people called Indians, to start with. We used repeating rifles and sheer numbers and unapologetic, unselfconscious determination, along with God, whom we invoked regularly. And we ran right over the top of them. Except for the Seminoles, of course, who fought us to a standstill, and except for that small diversion from 1846 to 1848. Thats when us illegals ran down to Mexico with the U.S. Army, where we were illegal-times-two, and whipped their sorry little butts just for fun. We had both Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant serving as West Point graduates and young lieutenants, and those boys werent kidding around, as time would tell. High casualty counts in the name of illegal immigrants? No problem. Just a pleasant little warm-up for the Civil War. Bob and Ulysses and the boys shot a whole parcel of Mexicans and absconded with a huge chunk of Mexican territory, millions of square miles as a matter of fact. Made these modern drug gunnies look like cotton candy pissants. The Mexican territory they took included not only Texas but a then trackless region inhabited by some other little brown people the Mexicans didnt respect (except in a fight) any more than we did Apaches, Comanches and the like. That extended from the current Mexican border all the way north across Texas and New Mexico to the Arkansas River. The Arkansas flows out of the Rockies and eastward through the Royal Gorge in Colorado the old Mexican border which lies about 20 miles south of the big cattle ranch where my grandfather, Walter Nash, homesteaded 97 years ago. I should probably mention this: He staked his claim, later amounting to between 50,000 and 75,000 acres (and probably more when I was a boy), on land owned only a few decades before by the Ute Indians. Good hunters. Good fighters. They didnt have a chance against us. Meanwhile back at the Obama ranch, Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, of Formerly Mexico (Texas is what they call it now), denounced the new policy. He calls it backdoor amnesty to illegal immigrants. We just kicked in the front door, after all. And a guy named Roy Beck, described in the Great Lyft Lady as president of Numbers USA, claims its a jobs issue. According to him, The president is taking sides, putting illegal aliens ahead of unemployed Americans. Sure, Roy. Thats why Ive never driven by a crowded bus lot in Collier, Lee or Charlotte counties where farm labor contractors pick up workers and seen a single beefy unemployed Anglo male standing there waiting for a job with the other, albeit newer, illegal immigrants. It couldnt be that the older illegals are lazier and whinier than the newer illegals, could it? COMMENTARY Regiment of boneheads, pack of pansies rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state $54.95 out-of-state OPINION Theres no more poignant symbol of American childhood than the lemonade stand, evocative of long, lazy summer days and pie-in-the-sky entrepreneurial dreams. It inevitably was a subject for a Norman Rockwell print, with a brassy kid confidently hawking cups for 5 cents each. If Rockwell were to update the image today, he might have to include an officer of the law nosing around the stand to ensure its compliance with all relevant ordinances. In various localities around the country this summer, cops have raided and shut down lemonade stands. The incidents get and deserve national attention as telling collisions between classic Americana and the senseless pettifogging that is increasingly the American Way. There should be an easy rule of thumb for when enforcement of a regulation has gone too far: When it makes kids cry. Setting up a lemonade stand has always been the occasion for early lessons about the importance of hustle and perseverance, and some business basics like location, location, location. It shouldnt be the occasion for dealing with the unreasoning dictates of The Man. Police in Coralville, Iowa, a few weeks ago conducted a sweep and shut down three lemonade stands, some within minutes of their opening. The offenders had started their renegade operations the weekend of an annual bike ride across the state. The town requires vendors to have a permit during the event. None of the perps did, including one 4-year-old girl who shamelessly made $4 before police intervened. One mother said she could only laugh when the police told her the cost of a permit was $400. Uncomprehending, her kids cried. In McAllen, Texas, two kids were shut down and their grandmother threatened with a fine on similar grounds. Hoping only to fund the upkeep of their two hermit crabs, the youngsters started selling lemonade for 50 cents a cup in a park without a health permit or licensed food handlers to prepare or serve their lemony libation. In Midway, Ga., three girls were told they needed a business license, peddlers permit and food permit to set up a lemonade stand on their front lawn. The chief of police explained why she had to act to protect the public from the unauthorized sale of the unknown substance purporting to be lemonade: We were not aware of how the lemonade was made, who made the lemonade, of what the lemonade was made with. Chances are that it was made of the usual dangerous cocktail of lemon juice, sugar and water. If children or their parents arent to be trusted to prepare lemonade, presumably people lured by the prospect of a cool drink on a hot day take their pocket change elsewhere. Invariably, the parents of illicit lemonade-stand vendors protest to the authorities, but theyre just kids. That should be a clinching, self-evident argument. But not when an unbending legalism is ascendant, and theres a law for everything. For now, the lemonade-stand crackdowns are a bridge too far. They usually bring cries of public outrage and embarrassed backpedaling from officials. So belly up to the lemonade stand while you still can. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The war on lemonade richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly The White House was rocked Tuesday, not only by the 5.9 Richter-scale earthquake, but by the protests mounting outside its gates. More than 2,100 people say theyll risk arrest there during the next two weeks. They oppose the Keystone XL pipeline project, designed to carry heavy crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. A keystone in architecture is the stone at the top of an arch that holds the arch together; without it, the structure collapses. By putting their bodies on the line as more than 200 have already at the time of this writing these practitioners of the proud tradition of civil disobedience hope to collapse not only the pipeline, but the fossil-fuel dependence that is accelerating disruptive global climate change. Bill McKibben was among those already arrested. He is an environmentalist and author who founded the group 350.org, named after the estimated safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of 350 ppm (parts per million the planet is currently at 390 ppm). In a call to action to join the protest, Mr. McKibben, along with others including journalist Naomi Klein, actor Danny Glover and NASA scientist James Hansen, wrote the Keystone pipeline is a fifteen hundred mile fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the continent, a way to make it easier and faster to trigger the final overheating of our planet. The movement to oppose Keystone XL ranges from activists and scientists to indigenous peoples of the threatened Canadian plains and boreal forests, where the tar sands are located, to rural farmers and ranchers in the ecologically fragile Sand Hills region of Nebraska, to students and physicians. Asked why the White House protests are taking place while President Barack Obama is away on a family vacation on Marthas Vineyard, Mr. McKibben replied: Well be here when he gets back, too. Were staying for two weeks, every day. This is the first real civil disobedience of this scale in the environmental movement in ages. Just miles to the east of Marthas Vineyard, and almost exactly 170 years earlier, on Nantucket, Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave, abolitionist, journalist and publisher, gave one of his first major addresses before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Mr. Douglass is famous for stating one of grassroots organizings central truths: Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Demanding change is one thing, while getting change in Washington, D.C., is another, especially with the Republican-controlled House of Representatives hostility to any climatechange legislation. That is why the protests against Keystone XL are happening in front of the White House. President Obama has the power to stop the pipeline. The Canadian corporation behind the project, TransCanada, has applied for a permit from the U.S. State Department to build the pipeline. If the State Department denies the permit, Keystone XL would be dead. The enormous environmental devastation caused by extracting petroleum from the tar sands might still move forward, but without easy access to the refineries and the U.S. market, it would certainly be slowed. TransCanada executives are confident that the U.S. will grant the permit by the end of the year. Republican politicians and the petroleum industry tout the creation of well-paying construction jobs that would come from the project, and even enjoy some union support. In response, two major unions, the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Transport Workers Union, representing more than 300,000 workers, called on the State Department to deny the permit. In a joint press release, they said: We need jobs, but not ones based on increasing our reliance on Tar Sands oil. ... Many jobs could also be created in energy conservation, upgrading the grid, maintaining and expanding public transportation jobs that can help us reduce air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and improve energy efficiency. Two Canadian women, indigenous actress Tantoo Cardinal, who starred in Dances With Wolves, and Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in Superman, were arrested with about 50 others just before the earthquake hit Tuesday. Mr. McKibben summed up: It takes more than earthquakes and hurricanes to worry us well be out here through Sept. 3. Our hope is to send a Richter 8 tremor through the political system on the day Barack Obama says no to Big Oil and reminds us all why we were so happy when he got elected. The tar sands pipeline is his test. 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.D.C. protests that make big oil quake amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 CHAMBER CORNER Serving as a focal point for international visitors interested in Naples and Collier County, the Council of International Visitors in Collier County is organized by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as a program of the Leadership Collier Foundation. CIVIC is one of 95 similar councils in cities throughout the country affiliated with the National Council for International Visitors in Washington, D.C. CIVIC supports our embassies abroad in their role to assist individuals and groups who visit the Naples area at the invitation of the U.S. State Department. These individuals are potential or current mid-career leaders in business, government, trades and cultural institutions. The program promotes visitors interaction with their American counterparts around the country on subjects of mutual interest. Alumni of the national program include dozens of government heads and more than 4,000 ministers of state. In June, CIVIC program administrator Cotrenia Hood and volunteer coordinator Ekkehard Grampp attended Network D.C. in Washington, D.C., an event designed to build foundational relationships between U.S. Councils for International Visitors and the program agencies that host international visitors. As a result, CIVIC will soon host a group of eight visitors from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Nepal and Tunisia, all of whom hope to discover how agencies in the U.S. deal with human trafficking. Collier County will be the last visit on their trip, with stops in Washington, D.C., New York City, Indianapolis and Seattle prior to their arrival here. Our international guests will meet with members of the Human Trafficking Unit of the Collier County Sheriffs Office for a lecture on federal and local law enforcement corporation and training. They will attend a panel discussion hosted by Ave Maria Law School about social and legal assistance, and they will learn about the history of agriculture in Southwest Florida at a lecture hosted by PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee.This is not the first time the chamber has hosted CIVIC visitors. In May 2010, Bogdan Marius Chiritoiu, president of the Romanian Competition Council in Bucharest, came here to learn how regulations and competition impact economic development within the business sectors of real estate, retail and energy. Mr. Chiritoiu met with leaders of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Council of Collier County, Florida Gulf Coast University and Collier County government as well as several local retailers.Future visits will be organized as requests are received from the U.S. State Department. Nancy Kerns is the Visitor Information Center specialist at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Lori Freiburg is the executive assistant to Michael Reagen, president and CEO of the chamber.CIVIC-minded program hosts important international visitorsBY NANCY KERNS AND LORI FREIBURG_______________________________Special to Florida Weekly
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 Ave Marie rises like Oz from the scrublands. It sits on the fringe of the Everglades and smack-dab in the heart of Floridas Great Gnat Belt. It is something of a way station between the rags of Immokalee and the riches of Naples. The town, founded in 2005, is the vision of Tom Monaghan, the founder of Dominos Pizza and an outspoken and highly conservative Catholic advocate, and the Barron Collier Companies, based in Naples. Mr. Monaghan has invested roughly $400 million of his own money into the enterprise. Long the public face of both the town and the university, Mr. Monaghan is now withdrawing from an active role running Ave Marias affairs, according to James Towey, the new president of Ave Maria University, who will be formally installed in October. In his role as president, Mr. Towey will now be the most public face for not only the school but for the town as a whole. As an unincorporated special district, the town has no mayor or elected council. It is basically run by a governing board controlled by the landowners. There isnt even a police force. The Collier County Sheriffs Office keeps the peace, although the town is so quiet that many residents say they dont bother locking their doors. Mr. Towey, who, of course is Catholic, received his law degree from Florida State University in 1981. To say that he has had a diverse career is something of an understatement. He was an aide to the late Gov. Lawton Chiles. He was director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under President George W. Bush. For almost four years he was president of Saint Vincent College in Penn sylv ania. And, for good measure, he worked closely for more than a decade with the late Mother Teresa. High on Mr. Toweys agenda, he says, is dispelling the perception that Ave Maria, both town and school, is some sort of weird Catholic enclave that is unwelcoming and contemptuous of non-Catholics. Nothing could be further from the truth, Mr. Towey says. But lets be honest: There are people who believe that. This perception valid or not did not spring from the ether. Even a casual visit to Ave Maria will provide a cloak of Catholicism. You can enter the town on Pope John Paul II Boulevard and there certainly is no escaping the magnificent oratory that dominates the town center. And then there have been the stories some silly and some perhaps legitimately unsettling that give pause to non-Catholics. Much was made of the decision by Publix not to sell condoms there. And then there was the speech that Newt Gingrich made last year at the law school (which is located in Naples). Mr. Gingrich, a convert to Roman Catholicism, denounced secular law and urged Ave Marias graduates to practice a brand of jurisprudence rooted in Catholic teachings and morality. I believe the idea that Ave Maria is a Catholic enclave has been dying over the last five years, says Blake Gable, president of the Barron Collier Companies. It is anything but a Catholic enclave. (The Barron Collier Companies) does not view this as a charitable endeavor. We would not have been involved in something that was simply religious in nature. For good measure, Mr. Gable adds, Im an Episcopalian. While Ave Maria University is often closely linked by outsiders to the town itself, Mr. Gable says the town and gown relationship probably isnt appreciably different from any institution that sits in the middle of a community. The news stories highlighting the religious elements of the town and the university have made some of its residents defensive and angry. This is a wonderful place to live, says one woman as she emerges from Publix. You couldnt find a nicer town. I dont know why Im wasting my breath talking to you, though. Im sure youre going to write some sort of hatchet job that will make us look like some kind of cult. And, no, I will not give you my name. I dont want it soiled by someone whose only purpose is seeking sensation. Another woman, also exiting the store, says Ave Maria is a wonderland. She, too, refuses to give her name, and after she makes the wonderland remark, she throws in a cheery, Take a hike. Mr. Gable says the town, which is spread over some 4,000 acres, currently has about 2,000 residents. Long-term plans call for the population to top out at about 25,000. The deep economic recession has done more to slow the towns growth than any public relations problems it may have experienced, Mr. Gable says. We did not expect Collier County to have a population loss, he says. But we do not believe that is the long-term trend for Southwest Florida. Ironically, Ave Maria found itself catching flak from some elements within the Catholic community for its enthusiasm spearheaded by Mr. Monaghan himself to bring Maine-based Jackson Laboratory to Collier County. Some opponents claimed that Jackson would engage in stem cell research that violated Catholic orthodoxy. The idea met with fierce opposition, principally because it involved spending $130 million in taxpayers money. Mr. Gable says the entire Jackson controversy was a tempest in a teacup and rooted in ignorance. Jackson doesnt do anything the Catholic community would have a problem with, he says. Ave Maria did get an economic shot recently with the announcement that Naples-based Arthrex, which makes surgical supplies, will build a plant in the area. The plant is expected to create about 150 jobs. Mr. Towey says he hopes to bolster the universitys standing as a force not only in the community but in Southwest Florida as well. Students begin arriving on campus this week. There will be 310 new students (the largest number ever) and 750 total. Last year, students came from 45 states and 14 countries. Mr. Towey says he hopes to attract more students from within Florida. There is a vast pool of very fine students in this state, he says. There are excellent feeder schools. The day after new students arrive, they will be taken to Immokalee to witness conditions there and eventually help with programs to improve the quality of life among the migrant workers. Being exposed to what goes on in the real world is an important part of the educational experience, I believe, he says. Thats another myth about the school that our students are isolated and cloistered and somehow cutoff from the outside world. The reality is that they are no more removed from society than any student at any other school. We encourage engagement, and our students are not only bright, they are curious about what is taking place in society today. Mr. Towey says that while the overwhelming majority of students are Catholic, those not of the faith will feel comfortable at Ave Maria University. But he does not deny that there is a Catholic slant to the educational experience. We are attracting normal kids to this school, he says. I know some people might believe otherwise, but the truth is that we get normal kids who are very serious about their studies and their faith. I think that for a lot of reasons the university and the town have been draped in mystery. Part of that is because some people havent taken the time or made the effort to see what we are really all about. But I also believe we can do a better job of letting people know what goes on here. I see that as a big part of my job. Mr. Towey says the university delivers a classic liberal arts education. Colleges and universities today are not producing thinkers and writers and people who appreciate beauty, he says. There is a fear that if you receive a liberal arts education you will not be employed after you graduate. But liberal arts graduates go on to become lawyers, doctors, teachers, all sorts of things. Mr. Towey proudly notes that one of Ave Marias students is now at the London School of Economics. Mr. Towey says the university is at something of a crossroads. Everyone realized that Mr. Monaghans generosity could not go on forever, Mr. Towey says. Four hundred million dollars is a lot of dough, even for a man as wealthy as Mr. Monaghan. We are weaning ourselves from Toms wallet, says Mr. Towey, who adds that the university fares generously in the will of Mr. Monaghan, who is 74 years old. Mr. Towey has a three-year contract, not a lot of time to accomplish what is by any measure an ambitious undertaking. But he appears undaunted by the challenge. God led us here, he says. Our lives are in Gods hands. Mr. Towey and his wife have four children, the youngest is in the third grade and the oldest in the 11th grade. For now, we are adjusting to life with unlocked doors and bikes left on the porch, he says. And neighbors dropping by with food. I dont want to make it sound like an idyllic, fantasy town, but it is a place where many want to live their faith. There are people who do not want to live in a dog-eat-dog community. They want to live in an environment that is conducive to silence. Have you ever been to a place that is so quiet? Bernie Ellers asked last week as he stood in the town center. I mean there is almost no noise at all. At first that seemed sort of spooky me being from Chicago and all. But then it kind of grows on you. Mr. Ellers said there are still matters, both personal and financial, to be ironed out before a final decision can be made about a move to Ave Maria. He and his wife will return at the end of the year. Hopefully, he said, a decision can be made at that time. If it is a go, he anticipates a move in late spring of 2012. I would like to see what it is like down here when it is not 150 degrees with 100 percent humidity, he said. I can live with that. Its the snow that kills me. Shoveling that stuff has wrecked my back. Asked to cite what he feels is Ave Marias major drawback, Mr. Ellers took a moment or so t o c ontemplate that question. Im not real thrilled that the pizza guy who built this town used to own the Detroit Tigers, he says. Im a White Sox fan. Have been all my life. Anything else? Yeah, there is one thing, he said. And that is? These damn gnats. Holy cow, Ive never seen anything like it. And theres something else flying around down here, something Ive never seen. Thats definitely going to be an adjustment. I guess you cover yourself in insect repellant and go about your business. I dont know. With that out of the way, Mr. and Mrs. Ellers, swatting furiously at the airborne critters, excused themselves and headed to the oratory where they said they wanted to take a few moments for prayer and contemplation. AVE MARIAFrom page 1 COURTESY & FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOSAbove: An aerial view of the Ave Maria community. Left: Residences line the streets in the shadow of Ave Marias Oratory. Below: Ave Maria Universitys new president, James Towey, working with Mother Teresa.
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Supporting students across Tampa Bay and South Florida! The Naples Children & Education Foundation and Harry Chapin Food Bank have hired Katie Schweikhardt to coordinate NCEFs Lunch Boxes of Love initiative to take a bite out of childhood hunger in Collier County. Lunch Boxes of Love was launched last February, thanks to $630,000 raised through a special fund-a-need auction lot at the 2011 Naples Winter Wine Festival. NCEF is the founder of the annual wine festival. Using a specially outfitted mobile food pantry branded with Lunch Boxes of Love, Harry Chapin Food Bank distributes nutritious food to children in need. The deliveries take place weekly at child-focused agencies in areas with the most underserved and at-risk children. To date, nearly 2,000 households, with a total of 5,000 children, have been provided with more than 150,000 pounds of healthy foods. NCEF trustee and grant committee vice chair John Scot Mueller expects the initiative to provide 500,000 pounds of food and serve more than 20,000 children over the next year. Ms. Schweikhardt is responsible for assessing the most effective strategies to address child hunger in Collier County, where 24 percent of households with children have food insecurity a general anxiety about where their next meals will come from. She will also serve as liaison among the many Lunch Boxes of Love participating agencies and education institutions. Her duties also include overseeing emergency food distribution and expanding activities related to the Supplimental Nutrition Assistance Program. NCEFs partnership with Harry Chapin Food Bank and other local organizations is aimed at ending childhood hunger in Collier County by making permanent improvements to food distribution and storage systems, says Mr. Mueller. Katies deep knowledge of the area, her analytical skills and leadership abilities are the right combination for this job, and we are very pleased to welcome her on board, Al Brislain, Harry Chapin Food Bank executive director, adds. A native of Naples, Ms. Schweikhardt has been an attorney with Schweikhardt Law Firm since 2000. She is very active in the community, having sat on the board of directors of Zonta Club of Naples, POLO Club, and Senior Friendship Center. She has also been a member of the Rotary Club of Naples and Florida Attorneys Saving Homes through the Florida Bar, and she has served on the team development committee for Naples Relay For Life.About the nonprofitsHarry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of more than 170 local non-Nonprofits launch next phase in effort to end childrens hunger in Collier CountyCOURTESY PHOTOLunch Boxes of Love mobile food pantry.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, which provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. More than 900,000 pounds of food are distributed monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past fiscal year, Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 11.5 million pounds of food and other grocery products. Since 2000, the Naples Children & Education Foundation has been dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. Through the Naples Winter Wine Festival, NCEF has raised more than $94.5 million since 2001, and proceeds have impacted more than 125,000 children through a total of 37 charities. In addition to yearly grants for individual charities, funding is provided for five strategic initiatives: early learning, medical/oral health, out-of-school programs, behavioral health and childhood hunger. Major initiatives that NCEF has funded in collaboration with other private and public entities have included a pediatric dental clinic and an early learning center. The 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival will take place Jan. 27-29. For more information about the festival and NCEF, call (888) 837-4919 or visit www. napleswinefestival.com. For more information about or to contribute financially to Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. SCHWEIKHARDT
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 Reverse affirmative actionIn McGehee, a town of 4,200 in southeastern Arkansas, a black girl (Kym Wimberly) who had f inished first in her senior class was named only co-valedictorian after officials at McGehee High changed the rules to avoid what one called a potential big mess. As a result, in an ironic twist on affirmative action, the highestscoring white student was elevated to share top honors. Said Kyms mother, We (all) know if the tables were turned, there wouldnt be a co-valedictorian. In July, the girl filed a lawsuit against the school and the protocol-changing principal. Redneck chronicles Roy Griffith, 60, John Sanborn, 53, and Douglas Ward, 55, were arrested in Deerfield Township, Mich., in July and charged with stealing a 14-foot-long stuffed alligator from a barn, dragging it away with their truck, and using it to surf in the mud (mudbogging). When the gators owner tracked down the three nearby, they denied the theft and insisted that theirs is an altogether-different 14-foot-long stuffed alligator. (Wards blood-alcohol reading was 0.40.) When deputies in Monroe County, Tenn., arrested a woman for theft in August, they learned that one of the items stolen was a 150-year-old Vaticancertified holy relic based on the Veil of Veronica (supposedly used to wipe Jesus face before the crucifixion). The painting had been stolen from the closet of a trailer home on a back road in the Tennessee mountains, where a local named Frosty, age 73, had kept it for 20 years with no idea of its significance. (Not so) great artIn his signature performance art piece, John Jairo Villamil depicted both the excitement and danger of the city of Bogota, Colombia, by appearing on stage with a tightened garbage bag over his head and his feet in a bucket of water, holding a chain in one hand and a plants leaf in the other. At a May show at Bogotas Universidad del Bosque, Mr. Villamil, 25, fussed with the tightened bag and soon collapsed to the floor, stirred a little, and then was motionless. The audience, likely having assumed that the collapse was part of the performance, did not immediately render assistance, and Mr. Villamil lost consciousness and died in a hospital five days later. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEPolice report In June, the Five Guys Burger and Fries restaurant in White Plains, N.Y., was robbed by five guys (well, actually, four guys and a woman). One of the guys worked at Five Guys. All five guys were arrested. NYPD officer James Seiferheld, 47, still receives his $52,365 annual disability pay despite relentless efforts by the department to fire him. He had retired in 2004 on disability, but was ordered back to work when investigators found him doing physical work inconsistent with disability. However, Mr. Seiferheld could not return to work because he repeatedly failed drug screening (for cocaine). Meanwhile, his appeal of the disability denial went to the state Court of Appeals, which found a procedural error and ordered that Mr. Seiferhelds disability benefits continue (even though the city has proven both that he is physically able and a substance-abuser). In April, Robert Williams conscientiously completed his San Diego police officers application, answering truthfully, he said, questions 172 (yes, he had had sexual contact with a child) and 175 (yes, he had viewed or transacted child pornography). Three weeks later, the police had not only rejected his application but arrested him. Mr. Williams wife, Sunem, said the police department has integrity problems because telling the truth during the hiring process brings prosecution... Government in action Of the 1,500 judges who referee disputes as to whether someone qualifies for Social Security disability benefits, David Daugherty of West Virginia is the current soft-touch champion, finding for the claimant about 99 percent of the time (compared to judges overall rate of 60 percent). As The Wall Street Journal reported in May, Judge Daugherty decided many of the cases without hearings or with the briefest of questioning, including batches of cases brought by the same lawyer. He criticized his less lenient colleagues, who act like its their own damn money were giving away. (A week after the Journal report, Judge Daugherty was placed on leave, pending an investigation.) The Omaha (Neb.) Public School system spent $130,000 of its stimulus grant recently just to buy 8,000 copies of the book The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change that is, one copy for every single employee, from principals to building custodians. Alarmingly, wrote an Omaha World-Herald columnist, the book is riddled with gobbledygook, endless graphs, and such tedium as the cultural proficiency continuum and discussion of the disequilibrium arising due to the struggle to disengage with past actions associated with unhealthy perspectives. Once hired, almost no federal employee ever leaves. Turnover is so slight that, among the typical causes for workers leaving, death by natural causes is more likely the reason than fired for poor job performance. According to a July USA Today report, the federal rate of termination for poor performance is less than one-fifth the private sectors, and the annual retention rate for all federal employees was 99.4 percent (and for white collar and upper-income workers, more than 99.8 percent). Government defenders said the numbers reflect excellence in initial recruitment. In January, Alison Murray purchased her first-ever home, in Aberdeen, Scotland, but was informed in August that she has to relocate, temporarily, because the house has become infested with bats, which cannot be disturbed, under Scottish and European law, once they settle in. Conservation officials advised her that she could probably move back in November, when the bats leave to hibernate.
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This is a free event and the public is encouraged to join in the fun, but state park fees apply for entry into the park. Food will be available. Park admission fees are $6 per vehicle with a limit of eight people in the vehicle, $4 for a single-occupant vehicle and $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers and passengers in a vehicle with an annual individual entrance pass.The Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society in Boy Scouts. The arrowmen are voted into the society by other Boy Scouts. The order promotes camping, responsible outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship and service to mankind.For more information, contact Travers Landreth at (941) 677-8810. When Gilad Shalit turns 25, it will be the sixth birthda y he will spend withou t his family and friends; the sixth birthday he will spend as a captive of Hamas terrorists who kidnapped him in a crossborder raid near Gaza in June 2006. Two Naples synagogues, Temple Shalom and Beth Tikvah, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Collier County, invite the community to mark Mr. Shalits birthday by attending the screening of a documentary about his story. Family in Captivity will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Road. Produced with the full cooperation and participation of the Shalit family, the acclaimed 59-minute documentary chronicles the human angle of Mr. Gilads kidnapping and the efforts of his loved ones to bring him home. Reservations are required for this free event. Call the Temple Shalom office at 455-3030 to register. The Greater Marco Family YMCA will hold the f ir st of its Sports Celebrity Speaker Series luncheons on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Hilton Marco Island. Luis Tiant, former right-handed starting picture for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, will be the guest of honor. Host for the four-part luncheon series is Mike Vanderjacht, owner of Vandys 5 Brothers restaurant on Marco and a former kicker for the Indianapolis Colts. Subsequent luncheons will feature players and/or coaches from the National Basketball League, the National Hockey League and the National Football League.Tickets are $35 for each luncheon or $130 for a season pass. Ticket stubs will be drawn for sports memorabilia prizes at each event.Each luncheon will be followed by a free event for local children with the guest speaker.For tickets and sponsorship information, call Leslie Drake at the Marco Y, 3943144, ext. 205. IberiaBank invites the public to Scams: A w areness and Protection, a free lecture beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the bank branch at 775 Airport Road N. Doors will open for a reception at 6 p.m. Part of the banks In the Round series of community programs, the discussion will cover common scams such as check washing, ATM skimmers, the grandparent and jury scams, and more, as well as how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of scam artists. Seating is limited to 50 guests. Reserve a seat by calling 430-1639. Humane Society Naples and Coastland C ent er have joined forces to have an HSN satellite adoption center near Sears at the busy mall. Part of our mission is to reach out to the community to encourage them to adopt pets, says Michael Simonik, HSN executive director. This satellite adoption center will enable the public to view and adopt more pets, which in turn will save the lives of many more orphaned animals.Set to open Thursday, Sept. 15, the center will house up to 50 cats and dogs and likely the occasional rabbit, hamster, guinea pig or cockatoo that need permanent, loving homes. Patricia Worcester will manage the center, and HSN staff and volunteers will help with daily operations. Hours will be those of all stores in Coastland Center: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.For more information, call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. Beach-O-Ree SaturdaySynagogues host documentary screeningSports celebrity luncheons coming to MarcoBank presents free program about scamsMall to open humane society satellite
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 CLUB NOTES Bulbophyllum lovers (and those who want to be) are invited to hear renowned orchid grower, world traveler and internationally recognized speaker Bill Thoms when he addresses the Naples Orchid Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Bulbophyllums are the largest genus in the orchid world.Mr. Thoms and his wife, Doris Dukes, have been growing orchids in Central Florida for about 40 years and have received almost every award granted by the American Orchid Society as well as more Awards for Culture than anyone else in the world. Mr. Thoms is the only person to receive Awards of Quality for bulbophyllum hybrids as well as receiving the hybridizers dream an Award of Distinction for a new avenue of breeding.As part of the monthly orchid show, society members will exhibit their blooming plants in hopes of taking home a first-, secondor third-place ribbon in various categories. Members are reminded to bring orchid donations for the annual orchid sale coming up Saturday, Oct. 15. In addition, an orchid doctor will be available to assist attendees with orchid problems or questions. Guests are welcome at no charge. For more information, call 403-7155 or visit www.NaplesOrchidSociety.org. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg, duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com.The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. For more information, e-mail bonitanewcomers@ gmail.com or visit www.bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com. Bring your Bulbophyllum questions Get acquainted with newcomers clubsCOURTESY PHOTOBulbophyllum orchid flowers
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 The food pantry of St. Vincent de Paul Society in Naples is in need of nonperishable donations. The society provides food to 125 to 150 families each week, an increase of 15 percent overall from 2010 and an increase of 25 percent in the number of children served. Suitable donations include: dry cereal, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, soups, canned or dried beans, rice, boxed potatoes, pasta and sauce, canned chili and macaroni and cheese. Personal hygiene items are also welcome. Monetary gifts are also appreciated and can be mailed or delivered to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2874 Davis Blvd., Naples FL 34104. Please indicate food pantry on the check. St. Vincent de Paul Society also provides personal assistance for rent and utilities as well as the Meals on Wheels program for the homebound. For more information, call 775-1667 or visit www. stvincentdepaulonline.org. St. Vincent de Paul pantry needs replenishing
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 HEALTHY LIVINGOne of three overarching goals at NCH is ensuring the wellness of our local community. (Our other two are improving the patient experience and adding value to healthcare, defined as quality divided by cost.) And at NCH, ensuring community wellness begins at home. Thats why Chief Human Resource Officer Brian Settle and his team initiated a health and wellness partnership in August 2009, encouraging our more than 3,700 colleagues with their 2,100 spouses and insured children to increase their exercise, avoid tobacco and be screened for occult diseases such as undiagnosed cancer, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes and hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and triglycerides). The aim of this program is to improve health and lower health insurance costs for participants. Prevention, health awareness, individual responsibility, accountability, and addressing chronic conditions are core principles. Im delighted that 88 percent of our colleagues are participating in this important program. The initial screen includes measuring body mass index, the ratio of height and weight, and waist to hip ratio; plus basic blood tests such as a lipid screen (cholesterol and triglycerides); a health risk assessment, which is a short computer questionnaire about ones current health status; age/gender screening such as mammograms, EKGs, colonoscopies [starting at age 50], prostate specific antigen; and being a non smoker. Individual results are reviewed confidentially with a health coach so that everyone understands his/ her risks and opportunities to improve.Results so far have revealed life-critical information. Weve discovered 48 people with colon polyps, which left undiscovered would probably evolve into colon cancer; 33 abnormal mammograms; 27 elevated prostate blood tests; 184 elevated blood sugars, an early sign of diabetes that is best addressed with education about diet and exercise; and 183 elevated blood pressures, which since recognized are being controlled. Weve also experienced a huge increase in the number of colleagues, spouses and children who are now more aggressively taking care of themselves. This attitude helps participants lead better and healthier lives thus improving the wellness of our community. In an effort to improve our environment, we will address our nations most noxious health hazard smoking by initiating a policy to not hire smokers, starting in October. (This policy already exists at Cleveland Clinic, Humana and other major companies, which have shown improved healthcare experiences.) At the same time, we will continue to encourage our colleagues who do smoke to take advantage of the Area Health Education Centers tobacco cessation program to Quit Smoking Now and add an average of 10 years to their lives. NCH employees have access to this and other smoking cessation information on the internal NCH website smoking cessation employee resource page. The best news from this effort is that, as a result of improved NCH employee health, we anticipate that our health care costs will not increase significantly. Not only are we getting healthier physically, but financially as well. As I have said so many times, we are all in this together. And together we have made a tangible change in our own and, by extension, our communitys wellness. NCH employees should serve as an example to our community of how best to maximize our own health. Im delighted we are doing just that. Improving the wellness of our communityTO YOUR HEALTH te h fo n ab ar allenWEISS firstname.lastname@example.org STRAIGHT TALK Parkinsons agency starting new support groupsThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida has three new support groups forming. The first meeting of Sons and Daughters of PD takes place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at PASFI headquarters, 2950 Tamiami Trail N., in the Hibiscus Center. Naples resident Pattie Place, whose father had Parkinsons disease, is organizing the group and will post each meetings discussion online for out-of-town family of local Parkinsons patients. For more information, e-mail Ms. Place at email@example.com. The first meeting of Widows and Widowers of PD is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the PASFI office. Facilitator Jayne Keil says the group is also for those whose late spouses had other movement disorders. For caregivers who cannot leave the home to attend a support group, PASFI is partnering with Jewish Family Services of Collier County and the Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS to provide a telephone conference call facilitated by a licensed mental health professional. In addition, PASFI holds exercise, speech, dance and art therapy classes at multiple locations in Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs for those who have a diagnosis of Parkinsons disease. A monthly Lunch Bunch social gathering also takes place, and numerous opportunities are available for volunteers at the PASFI office. The next Lunch Bunch will be a potluck meal beginning at noon Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the PASFI office. For Lunch Bunch reservations or more information about the new Widows and Widowers support group, the caregivers conference call or other PASFI classes, programs and volunteer jobs, call Executive Director Ruth Hubing at 417-3465, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.PASFI.org. Physicians Regional has free lecturePhysicians Regional Healthcare System presents the following free program at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25: Strategies to Help Cope with Abdominal Pain, present by Dr. Anthony Vernava III. Attendance is free, but seating is limited. For reservations or more information, call 348-4180 or visit www.physiciansregional.com/events. safe cycling10 tipsfrom TOPS forBicycling is a flexible activity not limited to certain ages or intensity levels that keeps people moving, helps with weight control and provides enjoyment. TOPS Club, the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers several tips for safe cycling:1 Good fit makes you fit. When choosing a bike, make sure the frame is appropriate. To find the right fit, straddle the bike and stand flatfooted. There should be at least 1 inch of clearance between your groin and the top tube (2 inches on a mountain bike).2 Location, location, location. The handlebars and seat should be positioned correctly for a comfortable, optimal ride. The seat should be high or low enough so each knee is bent only slightly at the bottom of each rotation. Seats are not one size fits all and should be appropriate to your build and riding situation.3 Youre not as hardheaded as you think. Always wear a helmet when you ride. Pick one in a bright color that has a snug fit that covers as much of your head as possible.4 Nighttime is not the right time. Most cycling accidents occur between 6 and 9 p.m. when light levels are low. If you must ride in low-light conditions, wear brightly colored, reflective gear and install a headlight and blinking red taillight for better visibility.5Give your brakes a break. Gently and firmly pump brakes at the same time. Dont squeeze the brakes too hard and never squeeze the front brake first.6 Know the rules of the road. Attach a rearview mirror to your helmet, handlebar or eyewear. Ride with traffic, obey all traffic rules and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other vehicles. Observe your surroundings and communicate with drivers, using hand signals and eye contact.7 Whats your hurry? If youre out of shape or unaccustomed to riding, start slowly. T hirty minutes on a flat terrain is a good way to start for the first few weeks.8 Be kind to your body. Cycling should not involve stress or strain. Keep your arms and shoulders relaxed and avoid locking your elbows. Shift your hand and body positions frequently.9 Share the ride. Riding with another person or as part of a group can motivate you and make the miles fly by more quickly.10 Variety is the spice of life. Cycling should not be your only workout. It is not a weight-bearing exercise, so be sure to vary your fitness routine with walking, weightlifting and other activities. TOPS Club has about 170,000 members in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States, including several in the Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs area. Attendance at the first meeting is free. To find the nearest chapter, call (800) 932-8677 or visit www.tops.org.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY o cat i on. T he uld be posio mfortable uld b e h i g h e is be nt f each siz e p rod in g de d e ar a P ic k s a o f h e g n i n k in g l ity y s tart for the f Be k i not in arm s l ockin g body t h e we to w a B the fi rs t est ch a www. t SEE HEALTH, A23
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There are some exceptions. The sweet tasting, grape-sized Everglades tomato does well in the summer, as do many herbs and mushrooms. But fewer commodities sell here during the summer in general. For farms that sell to restaurants or local residents, much of the clientele is up north. And transporting vegetables out of state now may be too costly. Farmer Horace Brittain acknowledges that his clients tastes many times run counter to what naturally grows best in the subtropics. He allows that okra does OK this time of year. It loves that humid weather and itll take the rain, he said. Now it does slow the volume down when it rains, but it will survive. No rest for the wearyDuring an August afternoons hot bath a tractor venturing into a rain-soaked field might get stuck. Farmers are busy even if they arent harvesting busy drinkin and chasin women, Mr. Brittain teased. Actually, enriching the soil by planting and tilling cover crops (often not meant to be eaten), repairing equipment and planning for fall crops are all crucial summer activities. The certified organic Worden Farms in Charlotte County is also planning this years Community Supported Agriculture program. Members get a box of fresh vegetables every week. Summer months involve more cogitation, Eva Worden says. If you look at a big theatrical production, for it to all roll out smoothly and beautifully you have to do a lot of work at the front end. Thats also true for one of the biggest productions of them all, Southwest Florida citrus,which accounts for about a quarter of the states farm industry. Grove workers are busy year-round. The number of diseases that affect citrus are most prevalent in the rainy season, canker and greasy spot, so theyre spraying for those, Mr. McAvoy. said. They weed around the trees The other thing the growers will do is they have to pay attention to rainfall orange trees dont like to stand in heavy water. They have to pump the water down if it gets too high.Just add waterEating locally-grown food in August may mean not eating fresh. An entire bushel of dehydrated tomatoes fits in a gallon bag, notes Charlotte Countys Ms. Florit, who teaches a food preservation workshop at Worden Farms, Just add water. Reconstituted cherry tomatoes with olive oil, basil, thyme, oregano, garlic and salt to taste, makes an easy, tasty topping on toast points. Stuffed peppers, eggplant parmesan and mangos are items you can freeze. But even those dedicated to eating local find the summer a challenge. At some point in time you just want something fresh, Ms. Florit said. Sometimes you just want lettuce and I have not found anything to preserve lettuce. Lettuce and many other items simply wont be available until Southwest Floridas winter and spring harvest. FARMERSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOCover crops like these at Worden Farm in Punta Gorda enrich the soil in summer. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 NEWS A23 HEALTHFrom page 22Six-session class for caregiversRight at Home, a home-care service in Bonita Springs, presents a class to help family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. The next session will meet from 1-4 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 2-Oct. 2. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of a workbook is suggested, but is not required. Classes meet at Right at Home, 4061 Bonita Beach Road. Refreshments are served, and space is limited. Register by calling 343-2751. 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, twoday 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 www.givebloodcbc.org. Program about diagnosing and treating dementiaThe Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida presents Naples psychiatrist Daniel Deutschman with a lecture about Delirium/Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at MHA headquarters at 2335 Tamiami Trail N. Mental health professionals can earn one CEU. Attendance is free. Registration is required and can be completed by calling Brian Follweiler at 261-5405 or e-mailing email@example.com.
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ONLINE Monitor energy usage with kiloWATCH, improve energy efficiency with Calc-U-Saver, and learn about green energy tips BY PHONE Get answers to your questions from an energy consultant or an LCEC Virtual Advisor ON PREMISES A certified energy advisor will conduct a FREE on-site energy survey of your home or business Masters offer free help at the Garden Worried about spots on your tomato plants? Wondering what and when to feed your flowerbeds? Find out from those who know when Collier County master gardeners dole out free advice and answer questions from the public from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. every Thursday in the visitor center at the Naples Botanical Garden. The Garden will be closed for its Fall Scrub cleaning and maintenance from Sept. 19-30. For more information, call 643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org. Sign up to help keep the coast clear Volunteers are lining up to help Keep Collier Beautiful by pitching in for Coastal Cleanup Day from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 17. Teams will gather at sites including Wiggins Pass, Vanderbilt Beach, Lowdermilk Park, the Naples Pier, Bayview Park, Bay Marina, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Cedar Bay Yacht Club, the Marco River Marina, Tigertail Beach, the Ten Thousand Islands Nature Preserve and various canals in Golden Gate. Businesses and community groups are encouraged to sponsor a beachhead for the day. For more information, call 580-8319 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. BRIEFS SAVE THE DATE SWFL Childrens Charities SWFL Wine & Food Fest 2012 weekend event will be held Feb. 24 and 25, 2012, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. This years Wine Fest activities netted $1.6 million surpassing its $1 million goal achieving the status of Lee Countys all-time most successful fundraising event. Since its inception in 2009, the Wine Fest has raised nearly $3.5 million for Southwest Florida childrens charities and The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Edison State Colleges pediatric nursing program and Florida Gulf Coast Universitys endowed scholarship for pre-medical students pursuing study in pediatrics. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is a two-day event that begins with chef/vintner dinners in private homes throughout Southwest Florida and concludes with the Grand Tasting and Auction the following day. The Grand Tasting features gastronomic delights from more than a dozen of the regions finest chefs along with signature wines from California, Oregon and other popular wine regions. The Wine & Food Fest has been successful because it combines wonderful food and fine wine with an exciting fundraising event that helps our community, said Steve Machiz, M.D., founding chairman of the Wine & Food Fest. Each year the event raises the bar with the wine offerings, food pairings and auction packages. For more information, go to www. SWFLWineFest.org or call 278-3900. Wine & Food Fest ready for another outstanding year Foreign high school students are are looking forward to fulfilling their lifelong dreams of an academic semester or year of study in the United States. The sponsoring organization, the nonprofit Pacific Intercultural Exchange, needs a few more local host families. According to P.I.E. President John Doty, the students are 15-18 years old, are English speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance and want to share their cultural experiences with American families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every familys needs, ranging in length from one semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local public and private high schools. At this critical time in our countrys history, hosting an international teen is the best and purest form of public diplomacy the United States has, Mr. Doty says. P.I.E. area representatives match students with host families by finding common interests and lifestyles through in-home meetings. Prospective host families are able to review student applications and select a good match. As all host families differ, P.I.E. can fit a student into just about any situation, including single parents, childless couples, retired couples or a large families. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns for each month they host a sponsored student.Students from Germany, the former Soviet Union, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Hungary, Croatia, Korea, Mexico, Slovakia, China and other countries are seeking host families. 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Due to the increasing need for specialized pediatric services in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, we are responding. A new state-of-the-art facility will be constructed at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will house 150 beds and all of the ancillary specialty services to treat the most critically ill children and their families. Please join us as we embark on this amazing journey of hope and care for the children of Southwest Florida. For more information on how you can help save a childs life, please call 239-343-6950, or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation Keep Children Close to Home for Health Care W e are responding to the increasing need for specialized pediatric servic es in Southwest F lorida by building a new state-of-the-art Childrens Hospital Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest F lorida will house 148 beds and many specialty servic es to treat the most critically-i ll childr en and their families.For more information on how you can hel p save a chil ds life, p l ease ca ll 239-343-6 950, or visit www.LeeMemorial .org/Foundation www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 lem. This is especially true if the behavior change is sudden. If you start trying to retrain a pet whos sick, not only will you get nowhere, but youll also delay the resolution of the condition that may be causing your pet discomfort or pain.Its important to know whats normal for your pet and to look for small changes in appearance or behavior that could be the early signs of illness, even before they prompt annoying behavior problems. Its important to always keep an eye on your pets overall condition, for example, being careful to note a loss in weight, a newfound dullness to his coat or a change in energy levels. Changes in eating and elimination habits are also worthy of investigation, as are subtle shifts in temperament such as a pet who seems a little more aloof or more clingy.Double your vigilance when your pet crosses into the senior years. Many of the problems pet lovers assume are just part of the aging process stiff joints or absentmindedness can be treated, with both traditional and alternative methods available. Such treatments can vastly improve your aging pets quality of life, and yours as well, since you wont be dealing with the accompanying behavior problems. If youre already dealing with unwanted behavior, call your veterinarian first, because punishing a sick pet isnt fair, and it wont fix a thing. When a good pet goes bad, illness may be the problembehavior changes in a cat whose body is suddenly supercharged. That snapping dog? A painful ear infection may be the culprit, or perhaps joint pain. The fact that shes snapping when petted, not biting, speaks volumes about her good temperament, despite her extreme pain. And what about the cat whose perfect potty habits are suddenly gone? His case could have any number of medical causes behind it, from an infection or kidney disease to diabetes. With good medical care, all three of these pets will likely be made healthy and should be able to be well-mannered pets again. Cases such as these make clear why the first rule of solving any behavior problem is to make sure that its not a medical probSome of the saddest e-mails I get are from people who are punishing or even contemplating ending the lives of formerly well-mannered pets with new behavior problems. So many of these pet lovers chalk up the changes to spite or some other offbeat reason while missing the most obvious reason of all: Their pet is sick. Some everyday examples: An 8-year-old cat who has always been pretty relaxed suddenly starts zooming around, knocking things off tables and using claws in play. A 9-year-old collie mix who has always been trustworthy and happy suddenly starts snapping when being petted. A 6-year-old cat suddenly starts missing the litter box, even though there has been no change in the location, filler or cleanliness. People often look for one simple training tip that will bring back the problem-free relationship they had with their animal companions. But sometimes, what pet lovers assume is a behavioral problem, really isnt its a medical problem; one that will be resolved only with proper diagnosis and treatment. That zooming cat? Theres a pretty good chance she has a condition called hyperthyroidism, in which the thyroid gland overproduces, and in so doing prompts PET TALES Too sick to be good When an older dog starts reacting poorly to being awakened, there could be several medical issues in play.BY GINA SPADAFORI _______________________________Special to Florida Weekly Pets of the Week >> Zen is ready to give you peace in your life. He is an 8-month-old Retriever mix looking for a home.>> Tippy is a 2-yearold hound and she is a bundle of joy. >> Shorty is a 9-year-old Chihuahua mix and is all lapdog. He loves belly rubs as well.>> Antonio, a 3-yearold Chihuahua mix, is soulful. He is all about being there to give you love.To adopt a pet All dogs and cats adopted from The Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org.
Being a parent can be very rewarding... and very challenging. The Childrens Hospital and The Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County invite you to a free eight-week course on how to be the best parent possible! Classes meet once a week for two hours, 30 minutes Day and evening classes available Locations in Naples and Immokalee Free child care Whether youre the parent of an infant, toddler, preschooler or an older child... routines for meal times, bath times, bedtimes, chores and homework spanking or yelling together!Be the Best Pent Poible! Free Parenting ClassesTo register call 239-263-8383, ext. 235The free parenting classes are made possible through the generosity of Foundation.Partners in Parenting Building safe and happy families... together s NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 NEWS A27 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North Naples For over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. In the Bakery Store Made Quiche Assorted flavors $6.99Must have coupon at time of purchase Free with a $30 Grocery OrderTall Horse Pinotage Rose .750 ml.Must have coupon at time of purchase Dont kiss any frogs. We have enough princes. Pogo Can there be misery loftier than mine? No doubt... The bigger a man is the fuller he is. And the emptier... What dreams! Those forests! Hamm in Endgame by Samuel BeckettIn baseball a double play is a continuous gaming action that results in two outs. The slang term for this kind of sporting event is turning two. When I have been present at such a gaming event, I have found myself dreaming. The invitation to such time out might have come thus, in the form of a peal of thunder. Then there might have been the counterpoint of water drops, coming from their more ephemeral cloud source and falling onto earthy materials harder than themselves. Some might see sun, but for this one that would be heat with an apophatic brightness. This particular dream setting is an advanced high school biology class. Preparations are under way for a mass frog vivisection. There is one frog for each student. The instructions given call first for the precise pith, the severing of brain and spinal cord. Still. The body now secure for the central incision and the peeling back of the skin. For many of my friends in class this proved to be an impossible assignment. The Cartesian notion that animals do not feel pain was in place. But, nevertheless, it was like touching vomitus or other unnameable body excretions. Screwed up noses and sounds of disgust turned into talk about whos on first or kissing or cars, the talk of cool disinterest disguising libido disguising fear disguising. Imbued with a dauntless, investigative spirit, I go from frog to frog making the proper expository incisions. I keep my eyes peeled. My looking does not go unrewarded. I move from frog to frog, seeing each one with heart still aflutter. I look at the anatomical chart, the text frog map. The vision comes into sharper focus with each observation, with each comparison. I see: The innards of each frog are as unique as the faces of my friends. And each organ display no more matches the anatomical chart than my friends faces match a smiley face symbol. Time stops. The world whirled in stillness, and there was a knowing that something had changed, irrevocably. Look at this. Look at that. Running around the room of baseballs and breasts and boredom I try to get others to see what I see. No one was too interested. Some were polite. Some snickered. Then I tried to tell the teacher. She didnt get it either. Thanks for helping your friends. The excitement turned to lonely sadness, to tears hidden, too deep and too afraid to materialize. And at the game I indulged this feeling, basting it with superiority, bashing it with anger, freezing it with contempt. The memory played. And in this playing a new symphony emerged. A dissonance, searing, screaming. The unseen me sees the frogs splayed open by my hand. Each one mother and child, egg and sperm. Each one from the double play amplexus squeezing of nuptial pads. Frog sex. Bliss and compulsion. And thus laid out they sang old songs, like the singing of slaves who built the pyramids and kidnapped Africans and encamped Jews and slaughtered Tibetans. On and on, sacred dirge and effete counterpoint and childish singsong rounds. An aural hall of mirrors. And I, in the middle of the dream, song and singer and serenaded, keep eyes peeled. Whos on first? Youre out. Squeeze play. Going into extra innings. Home run. Endgame. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. 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There are several ways to differentiate trading from investing: length of time an investment is held, the basis for making/ exiting the investment decision (either technical or fundamental or a combination), and the means of execution (selfexecuted, professionally managed, or algorithmic/computer executed), among a host of other factors. Each of these various characteristics has a continuum of possibilities. For instance, with regard to the time an investment is held, high frequency traders are often arbitraging away price differentials between markets and they might hold something for a nanosecond. The other extreme is the genre of investor akin to Warren Buffett who might hold an asset forever, or at least longer than most marriages last. But, in very broad and general terms, investing is associated with: longer-term time horizons; fundamental analysis, which is most often the process behind asset selection; and human decisionmaking and execution, albeit with some computerized assistance. By the very nature of any human process, a range of emotions (fear and greed, complacency, panic, euphoria, etc.) will influence (or even drive) the decision-making process. A longer-term horizon is often synonymous with a buy and hold approach without any triggers to exit a position on price drops. Rarely are there price rules, i.e. no hard and fast rules for stopping losses. The underlying concept in this case is that the fundamentals of impending growth, management changes, dividend hikes, etc. will be made manifest or work themselves out. Yes, there can be forms of portfolio diversification (ranging from nominal to true asset diversification) but rules for money management are infrequent. Now, contrast that to trading, which is, in broad and generalized terms, shorter-term (ranging from a nanosecond to dayto medium-term trading spanning several months). Also, trading is often technical only and has a large set of rules for entries, exits and money management of the portfolio. The larger the set of these aforementioned technical rules, the shorter the time horizon, the greater the exposure to markets trading nonstop, the more diverse the investment positions in a portfolio, then the more probable it is that the trader relies on algorithmic computerized trading. Unlike human decision-making, this trading has no emotion; it is void of fear, greed, panic or other emotions that influence human decision-making or execution. The objective is a consistent application of the rules and tools in the most efficient and objective ways. A lot of computerized programs were birthed by hands-on, very experienced traders who then transformed their trading methods into algorithms. Now, do technicians disregard fundamental information as irrelevant? No, not at all. They know that behind price movements are the realities of the fundamentals of the market (and buyer/seller emotions). But, for many traders, price reflects that which can often only be fundamentally explained and articulated after the fact. I interface with both the trading and the investing worlds. My observation is that while many investors have not allocated a portion of their portfolio to trading strategies or systems, they are leaning and learning that way as they want to get into faster-moving or more leveraged markets needing round-theclock disciplines. A second observation is that the trading community often embraces fundamental investing with a long-term horizon for portions of its portfolio. Although traders are more inclined to bring disciplines of money management, true diversification and stop losses into their investment portfolios as they are less relative and more absolute performance oriented. So, one mindset clearly accepts elements of long-term investing; the other mindset is somewhat reticent to accept trading. I wonder: Is there a bias, a fear or a misunderstanding of trading? Maybe the problem is that the investment advice being rendered is more narrow in perspective and embraces only those products or services offered by the advisers firm. The world is changing: The economies are changing, weather is changing, wars happen, new presidents get elected, analysts and money managers and investment committees come and go. Yet, the rules of the algorithmic black box are not always changing and consistently applied. The mindset of the trader is most often: Cut losses and let profits run. There might be some real value to add this type investing approach to your portfolio. You might consider the merits of trading systems (directly leased to you by brokers or offered as a money management product by portfolio managers or advisers). Consider that if the hedge fund managers have embraced black boxes for a portion of their portfolios, it might be that you would do so too. Talk to your adviser as to suitability, seek diversity of opinions from multiple advisers and seek counsel from investment experts as pertains to specific asset classes. There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options and off-exchange foreign currency products. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or email@example.com. 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He is joined by Betsy Patton, a certified travel counselor who has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and who has been named one of Travel + Leisures top Travel Super Agents for the past six years. Ms. Patton has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, the Caribbean and the Far East. Hurley Travel Experts is at 6646 Willow Park Drive, Suite 5. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call (800) 874-1743 or visit www.travelexperts.com. Awards and Recognition Robyn Bonaquist, president of B-Squared Advertising, received the 2011 Woman of Distinction Award from the Florida Homebuilders Association. Presented in July at the Southeast Building Conference, the award recognizes Ms. Bonaquists contribution to developing promotional messages for the conference as well as her leadership in the industry and community. Banking Dan Royal has joined FineMark National Bank & Trust as vice president of new business development. He has nearly 30 years of experience in mortgage lending and spent the last 10 years with Wells Fargo, where he developed and implemented a strategic plan for the Florida market. Board Appointments Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has named its 2011-2012 board of directors. Officers on the executive committee are: David Hall, executive vice president/CFO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, chairman; Carl Howes, vice president/controller of Pachira Company, chair-elect; Gerry Poppe, CFO of Waterman Broadcasting, second chair-elect; Tom Pitser, senior investment consultant of Robert W. Baird & Co., treasurer; and Lisa BarnettVan Dien, attorney with Cheffy Passidomo, P.A., secretary. Board members are: Betsy Alderman, Northern Trust Bank; Steve Brown, John Madden Company; Steve Bueltel, Dawson Companies; Mark Graves, Comcast Cable; Candis Loving, BlueCross BlueShield of Florida; Butch McGovern, Smith Insurance & Bonds; Charlotte Miller, Florida Power & Light; Kim Presanzano, CenturyLink; Hudson Rogers, the Lutgert C ollege of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University; William Price, McGarvey Development; and Curt Todd, of U.S. Trust. Tamara Surratt, owner and president of Legacy Family Office, has been elected vice-chairman of Edison State College Foundations board of directors. Ms. Surratt has served two terms as the foundations treasurer and finance committee chair. She also serves on the Southwest Florida Community Foundation scholarship committee and is a member of the foundations Womens Legacy Fund. She earned an MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. Health Care Family medicine physician Rhena Ruiz-Novero has joined Physicians Regional Medical Group/Physicians Regional Walden Center. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University and completed her family medicine residency at Columbia St. Marys in Milwaukee, Wis. Board-certified in family medicine, her specialties include wellness and disease prevention; chronic disease management; acute illness and urgent care; weight control and stress reduction. Gail Schultz has joined the staff of SeniorBridge as director of professional relations for the Naples and Marco Island offices. Annalise Smith has been named regional director of professional relations for the Southwest Florida region of SeniorBridge. Dr. Arturo Balandra and Dr. Marc Guttman have joined the staff of Naples Urology Associates, a division of 21st Century Oncology. 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Members can make reservations at www.colliercountybar.org. W ake Up Naples with the Gr eater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 for non-members and members on the day of the event. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events. The C ollier Building Industry As sociation holds a members mixer from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery, 3406 Domestic Ave. Call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net to sign up. The next Busines s Af ter 5 with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Real Seafood Company, 8960 Fontana Del Sol Way. Cost is $5 in advance, $10 at the door, $25 for nonmembers. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. AM Blend, a ne w monthl y networking meeting sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Royal Palm Academy. Cost is $5. 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Only two companies ever sought to take advantage of it in Florida. (He could not recall which ones.) The new program, however, is much more inclusive, he says. Businesses that qualify will save 20 percent of their power costs in the first year of operation, 15 percent in the second year, 10 percent in the third year and 5 percent in the final year of the incentive program. Even better, for companies kicking off operations in industrial or commercial locations unoccupied for at least six months, the incentive program is five years, with a 25 percent cut the first year. Economic proponents in Southwest Florida are cautiously optimistic that FPLs new incentive will make a difference and partly because the promised bottom-line benefit will carry more weight than those numbers suggest. On the surface of it, the benefit is likely to range from a high of about $12,000 to roughly $9,500 per year in first-year savings for a company using about 350 kilowatts, Mr. Nissan says. Is this program going to be the single driver to bring a new company to the state? asks Tim Cartwright, the new director of the Economic Development Council of Collier County, and a partner in Fifth Avenue Advisors. Well no, its not the silver bullet. But it certainly is a sweetener that every business owner must look at. Heres the reason why: A grocery store, for example, operates on very slim margins. The normal rule of thumb of a business that has a 20 percent net margin, is that every dollar in cost savings is equal to $5 in sales. They have $5 in revenue, so they make $1, and thats a 20-percent net margin. Turn the formula upside down and say, What does $1 of cost savings mean to you? It means a much more muscular bottom line, he notes. Whatever that bottom line number is, you can multiply it by five. If you have a utility cost of $1 million, then 20 percent is a very desirable margin. It equals $5 million of sales, because youd have to hire a whole team to equal that $1 million on the bottom line. One of the keys to the new program, in addition to letting business owners both in and out of Florida know it exists, is coordinating it with other state or local incentive programs. To that end, FPL has already hired a liaison an economic development director to work with both state and local government economic programs, Mr. Nissan says. Hes only been there 10 days, so hes just getting his feet on the ground, Mr. Nissan adds. All of this appears very promising, says Jennifer Berg, spokeswoman for Lee Countys Office of Economic Development and the Fort Myers Regional Partnership. Weve just begun to learn about the new FPL program ourselves, and we see it as another valuable tool in the tool box, she explains. We have two different incentive programs already in place: the 15-year-old Lee County Job Opportunity Program to leverage state funds (80 percent) and add to them (20 percent from the County) based on the number of new jobs a company creates; and a set-aside fund for larger companies that create at least 75 new jobs. It started with $25 million in 2008, and theres about $5 million left in it. Both Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Berg point out that counties increasingly work together to bring in businesses and to coordinate their programs with such new incentives as the FPL program. Companies looking to relocate dont see county lines or boundaries, Ms. Berg says. If we locate a company to Lee or Charlotte or Collier or relocate companies to those counties, we all benefit. So we have partnered with all the counties from Sarasota to Collier in a marketing initiative we try to stay in very close contact with the other directors. Although almost any business that can support new jobs is an enviable acquisition in the minds of economic development officials, theyre universally aiming to encourage those that are not serviceindustry related, they say. Were not looking to attract retail or tourist-industry development, but we want research and development, aviation, those kinds of things our mission is retention and expansion of high-wage, high-value jobs, says Ms. Berg. For a company, a move to take advantage of a pro-business environment begins with a site consultant, says Mr. Cartwright. The company hires a consultant, and the consultant always uses a matrix when showing different places where a move could be advantageous. Say theres an appealing place in Alabama, one in Florida and one in Puerto Rico. Theyll go through the incentives and do plus or minus signs. When you total the score, the FPL program could be something that pushes business toward us. But it would be in consideration with all the other tools in the box. Already, says Mr. Nissan, about 10 companies have expressed an interest in the FPL program (he would not identify them). As for a hit in the FPL bottom line should many companies take advantage of this, the company sees in the cost cutting as just good business. Its the time were in, the economy. Its a good time to offer these rates, Mr. Nissan explains. Anytime you can expand your base, youll have new jobs, youll have new economic development, and we see that as new customers and new business for us. ONFrom page 1CARTWRIGHT Weve just begun to learn about the new FPL program ourselves, and we see it as another valuable tool in the tool box.Jennifer Berg, spokeswoman for Lee Countys Office of Economic Development and the Fort Myers Regional PartnershipIts a marriage of medicine and science. And when it is finally consummated, a partnership between Tenet Florida Inc. and The Scripps Research Institute is expected to have an economic impact of $402 million over five years. Tenet, the for-profit hospital chain that owns medical centers in Palm Beach Gardens, St. Marys and Good Samaritan, will partner with the not-for-profit Scripps to create an 80-bed academic medical center in South Florida. The hospital also would offer residency and internship opportunities for students enrolled in Florida Atlantic Universitys newly accredited medical school. FAU has its honors college adjacent to Scripps on the north side of Donald Ross Road. Tenet filed a letter of intent to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to build the center on up to 30 acres of the county-owned Briger tract, situated on the south side of Donald Ross Road between Interstate 95 and Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens. Plans include the 80-bed acute-care hospital, and special medical/surgical services in orthopedics, oncology, senior care and digestive diseases. It is just an absolutely marvelous step that were taking on that next step to make Palm Beach County the county for biotechnology, Palm Beach County Commission Vice Chair Shelley Vana said during a news conference Aug. 8 at Scripps Research Park in Jupiter. Ms. Vana reflected on seeing a group of interns making presentations after spending the summer with Scripps. Four hundred million dollars is a great number, and its return on investment, said Ms. Vana, herself a biology teacher. I love that. I love to see returning revenue. I love to see jobs growing, but at the end of the day its about our kids and who and what this community will be. FAU President Mary Jane Saunders acknowledged that it is about the kids, citing students she recently admitted to the universitys new medical school, which offers a joint MD-Ph.D program with Scripps Florida: Sixty-four shining faces and absolutely the best young men and women you could imagine who are committed to medicine as a career and committed to this area. And its about the numbers: That $402 million officials bandied about is from a fiscal and economic impact report prepared by the Palm Beach County Office of Economic Development. The dollar figure represents the creation of 150 to 200 full-time construction jobs building the campus and 250 to 300 full-time healthcare-related jobs. The time frame for construction depends on the approval process. Tenets senior vice president Marsha Powers predicted approvals would go smoothly because the hospital company would relicense to shift 80 beds from its three existing area hospitals to the new for-profit research hospital. The development plan for the 682-acre Briger tract, which was approved last year, includes 300 hotel rooms, 500,000 square feet of retail space, 1.2 million square feet of commercial offices, 2.6 million square feet of industrial space for research and development and biotech, plus 2,700 residential units. Scripps-Tenet deal expected to bring jobs, $402 million to Florida BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@ oridaweekly.com
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Ms. Oswald, a graduate of the University of Florida, is a design assistant. Ms. Hickel, a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, is a stylist and the companys marketing coordinator. Lewis Hanna has joined the Naples office of DowningFrye Realty as a sales associate. A New York native and graduate of City University of New York, he moved to Florida in 2004. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and is involved in research for pain relief for spinal, joint and osteoarthritis. He is a member of NABOR and the Florida and National associations of Realtors. Melanie Eve Bowman-Bendana has joined the team at Engel & Vlkers in Old Naples. She worked in the cattle ranching business for more than 20 years. She is a certified international property specialist and is also transnational referral certified. Linda Sanfilippo was the sales leader and Lauren Fowlkes was the listing leader during July at the Naples office of DowningFrye Realty. Susan Heller was the sales leader and Susan Bellina was the listing leader for July in the Bonita Springs office of DowningFrye Realty. Rita Mititelu has joined the sales team at Weichert, Realtors-On the Gulf in Naples. She relocated to the United States from Romania, where she studied corporate law and international banking at Hyperien University in Bucharest. A resident of Estero, Ms. Mititelu is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. N EW SMA KERS OSWALD HICKEL BENDANA MITITELU CASITA DE LA PLAYA, A 1926 ADDISON Mizner-designed estate on the Gulf of Mexico, is on the market for $28 million. The 4,300-square-foot house sits on .77 acre; an adjacent vacant beachfront lot is included in the offering. The two parcels give potential buyers the ability to build a substantial residence to complement the existing home or divide to make two separate residences. The Mediterranean revival-style estate was renovated and extended from 2005 to 2007. Signature features of Mr. Mizners design remain throughout the home. Although it is smaller than the famed architects typical opulent estates on Floridas east coast, Casita de la Playa will delight those appreciative of his work. Native keystone blocks imbedded with local shells gathered by Mr. Mizner frame the entrance, and the original red brick flooring of the foyer leads to a staircase with inlaid 1920s tile and a period wrought iron banister. The great room has the original wood floors and pocket doors. On the north side of the residence, the one-bedroom guest quarters has a separate entrance and a living/kitchen combination, full bath and second-floor sundeck. The property is listed by James Bates of Coldwell Banker Previews International. For more information, call Mr. Bates at 961-3973, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.FloridaMoves.com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYAddison Mizner estate listed for $28 millionA beachfront beauty COURTESY PHOTOThe 75-foot heated pool is finished with mosaic tile set in a wave pattern. Below, an aerial shot of the Addison Mizner estate.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2011 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open Houses Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked16 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1485 Anhinga Pointe From $1,499,000 Premier SIR Call 239-261-3148 M-Sat: 9-5 & Sun: 12-5 17 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,750,000 Premier SIR Call 239-2613148 18 OLD NAPLES 605 6th Avenue North $1,775,000 Premier SIR Celine Van Arsdale 404-9917 19 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105 $1,895,000 Premier SIR Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 20 ROYAL HARBOR 2192 Kingfish Road $1,895,000 Premier SIR Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 >$2,000,00021 PARK SHORE ESPLANADE CLUB 4551 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #703 $2,095,000 Premier SIR Susan Barton 860-1412 22 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive From $2,500,000 Premier SIR Call 239-5145050 M-Sat: 10-5 & Sun: 12-5>$3,000,00023 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Avenue South $3,995,000 Premier SIR Krista Harris 877-6745 >$4,000,00024 OLD NAPLES 150 Gulf Shore Blvd. South $4,500,000 Premier SIR Kevin Rathburn 269-4575 >$6,000,000 25 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,950,000 Premier SIR V.K. Melhado 216-6400 >$9,000,00026 PORT ROYAL 1176 Spyglass Lane $9,750,000 Campbell & Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Celine Goget 239-269-8311 27 PORT ROYAL 885 Admiralty Parade East $9,990,000 Campbell & Prebish, LLC, Real Estate Professionals Richard G. Prebish, II 239-357-6628 >$11,000,00028 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 Premier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$200,0001 AUTUMN WOODS 6463 Birchwood Court $280,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Mara Muller 272-6170 NEW LISTING>$300,0002 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT YACHT & RACQUET CLUB 11030 Gulfshore Drive #401 $399,990 Premier SIR Kelly Kent 250-5480 >$400,0003 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd on US 41 From $400s Premier SIR Call 239594-9400 M-Sat: 10-8 & Sun: 12-8 4 WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTA 100 Via Napoli $425,000 Premier SIR Susan R. Payne 777-7209 5 STONEBRIDGE THORNBROOKE 1849 Pondside Lane $443,800 Premier SIR Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 6 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 Prices from the mid $400s. Premier SIR Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Open Mon-Fri: 11-4 & Sat/Sun: 1-4 7 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS 255 Park Shore Drive #331 $495,000 Premier SIR Larry Roorda 860-2534>$500,000 8 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive New construction from the mid $500s. Premier SIR Call 239.495.1105 M-Sat: 10-5 & Sun: 12-5 9 PARK SHORE ALLEGRO 4031 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #2E $599,000 Premier SIR Richard/Susie Culp 290-2200 >$600,00010 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 6941 Mill Run Circle $644,000 Premier SIR Dave/Ann R enner 7845552 11 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #701 $699,000 Premier SIR Larry Roorda 860-2534 >$700,00012 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way Starting in the $700s. Premier SIR Call 239-594-1700 M-Sat:10-4 & Sun: 12-4 13 PARK SHORE ESPLANADE CLUB 4551 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #202 $799,900 Premier SIR Patrick ODonnell/Phyllis ODonnell 250-3360 >$900,00014 OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON 3RD 317 7th Avenue South $995,000 Premier SIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 >$1,000,00015 OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE OFF FIFTH 601 7th Avenue South #202 $1,299,000 Premier SIR Richard/Susie Culp 290-2200 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 21
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 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 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Cuisine newsWhats happening in the Naples culinary scene. C19 Artists among usMeet Richard Perron, a talented singer/ songwriter. C3 THERES AN IDEALIZED SCENE IN Michael Chabons Pulitzer Prizewinning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, where the two lead characters a writer and an artist are huddled in a Manhattan office scattered with pencils, ink bottles, coffee and cigarettes while a gaggle of creative-types crank out pages of World War II-era comic books: For two days, none of them slept. They drank Jerrys coffee until it was gone, then brought up cardboard trays of sour black stuff from the all-night Greek on Eighth Avenue, in blue-and-white paper cups They went through four cartons of cigarettes. Its not quite like that, but the hours are true, says Lee Ferguson, sitting in a safari-themed living room in a Cape Coral SKETCHINGFOR HISLIFEComic-book artist hopes Miranda Mercury saves the day COURTESY IMAGE Local artist Lee Ferguson, at right, is co-creator of The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury.From pencil (below) to finished product: Local artist Lee Fergusons work on Batman 80-Page Giant 2010 comic book. BY OSVALDO PADILLAopadilla@ oridaweekly.com SEE ARTIST, C4 The 26th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf free concert series continues from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, with Monique and NuVibe on Watkins Lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Making their first appearance at SummerJazz, the eight-piece band is lead by soprano-metzo singer Monique Spivey. Together they perform R&B, Motown, soul, swing and contemporary standards. Inspired by vocalist Nancy Wilson of the band Heart, Monique puts on an energetic show that highlights her voice. The evening is sponsored by TIB Bank and Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning. Parking (free for those with a Naples beach sticker) is at Lowdermilk Park just north of the hotel, with free trolley service to the resort and back. Guests can bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating; coolers are not permitted. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This years SummerJazz series concludes with Blue Dice on Saturday, Sept. 24. For more information, call 2612222 or visit www.naplesbeachhotel.com. Monique and NuVibe make SummerJazz debutIMAGE AND CHARACTERS DC COMICSMONIQUE Frightful funColin Farrell makes vampires cool again. C11
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 home that was obviously decorated by his wife. Mr. Fergusons office, at the back of the house, sports a decidedly more man-child motif than the rest of his home. Shelves in his back room are filled with graphic novels (bound comic books), action figures and bobble-head dolls. This is his equivalent of the Manhattan war room-office except there are no cigarettes (hes asthmatic), and its a lot quieter (it is Cape Coral, after all). Nevertheless, Mr. Ferguson belongs to that same legion of artists as the fictional Kavalier and Clay; and as it is for them, his struggle to make a living in the hardscrabble comic book field is a story of sweat, heartbreak and overcoming impossible odds. He has battled his way through a home ravaged by Chinese drywall, a recession that left him without a steady paycheck and the everyman struggle of being a decent husband and father while simultaneously living out his other identity, that of an artist working in the service of the big New York firms. Hes drawn Supergirl, The X-Men and Batman in books published by DC and Marvel comics the two most powerful entities in the business. Over the years, those one-shot gigs helped establish him as a player albeit a second stringer, one who was often called in at the 11th hour to pinch-hit on a title when an artist was missing or otherwise couldnt keep up with the workload. Today, with his own book in stores and another series on newsstands, Mr. Ferguson is poised for the elusive success that comes with a steady gig on a regular monthly book. Meet Miranda Mercury Before he fell in love with comic books, Mr. Ferguson was enraptured by the Flash Gordon newspaper strip and later, the campy 1980 film. He imbues The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury, a book he co-created with writer Brandon Thomas, with that same larger-than-life, swashbuckling space-epic vibe. I wanted (Miranda) to feel sort of classic, he explains. I wanted her to have that Flash Gordon feel, and that informed the color. I also didnt want her to be like a lot of female characters running around in bathing suits. The character and her mission are greater than just the adventure on the page. The book is also intended to challenge comics industry dogma. Why arent there more comic books willfully pushing against the walls the marketplace has built up around them? Mr. Thomas writes on his website. When did we just start accepting everything were told that female characters cant headline books unless theyre running around half naked, or that titles with minority characters dont have a chance in hell of making it past their sixth issue. This book endeavors to take the rules and restrictions, expose their lack of validity in public and say with every bit of possible intensity that can be mustered, I DONT BELIEVE YOU. Archaia Entertainment released the hardcover The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury: Time Runs Out earlier this month. The book is the compilation of a story-arc that Messrs. Ferguson and Thomas first began publishing five years ago. The first Miranda Mercury adventure, which hit newsstands in 2008 and is reprinted in the hardcover, is numbered as issue #295. Its a clever gimmick that not only serves as promotion for back-stories, but also allows the creators to jump right into the middle of the action. Miranda, the greatest adventurer in this or any other galaxy, finds herself poisoned and facing death. Nevertheless, she moves to protect the universe from evil rather than seek out a cure for herself. Meanwhile, her loyal confidant, Jack Warning, the boy with the golden brain, races to save her. Comic-geek bloggers have received the book well. All in all, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury works on pretty much every level. It has everything in it that I love about comics. From dynamic characters to fantastic action, from inventive storytelling to thematic intelligence, theres something for everyone here, writes Daniel Elkin for comicsbulletin.com. While Archaia is not DC or Marvel, the publisher is one of several smaller companies that have achieved a certain level of credibility among fans of the medium. This year, two Archaia books earned Eisner Awards, considered by many to be the highest honor for comic-book creators. The company has attracted A-list artists such as Alex Ross and Jim Steranko. Unlike how it works with the two big publishers, artists who publish through Archaia keep the rights to their characters and split a percentage of sales with the company. Conversely, if the book doesnt sell, the artists dont make any money. Making the hard climbAfter a brief trip to New York to show some editors his work in 2001, Mr. Ferguson got his first real break: a one-page pinup for a tribute to the heroes of 9/11. His life had changed. He had made it. He was going to be a big-time comics artist for the biggest publisher in the game. Except, of course, it wasnt that easy. He started getting small gigs here and there, but nothing that could support his family. He worked as a shipping manager for OfficeMax and then as a courier for TIB Bank, every so often getting a call from Manhattan. He did some work on G.I. Joe for IDW, another big comics publisher, and DC Comics started throwing periodic projects his way as well. Sometimes, the dream job was more trouble than it was worth like when he got called to fill in last minute on Supergirl. It was 124 hours that week, the last 36 without sleep, he says. He wasnt pleased with the results. I didnt get any more work on that series. You cant afford to keep having your name show up on stuff where you have no time, he says. Nevertheless, Mr. Ferguson kept growing as a professional while dealing with the challenges of being a workingclass dad in Cape Coral. He lost his job as a courier due to cutbacks. His home, ensconced in toxic Chinese drywall, was making him sick. Computers and appliances were ruined. The family relocated to a rental. During all this, he was working on what might be the most high profile and best work of his career: Batman 80-Page Giant 2010, a disturbing psycho-thriller featuring legendary villains The Joker and Two-Face along with the lesser-known, albeit utterly cr eepy, Humpty Dumpty. I finally had a lot of time with that, which was nice. I wasnt behind. It was nice to do it the way I wanted it to look. Mr. Ferguson recently finished a four-issue run on Kato, a spinoff of the Green Hornet franchise, for Dynamite Comics. Like so many times before, he hopes the short-term gig will lead to a multi-year contract on an ongoing series. Its that hope that has kept him sketching away in Cape Coral since 2001. He keeps in mind fellow artist Mike Mignola, who toiled for a decade until he was considered an overnight success with his creation of the popular Hellboy. He said the first 10 years in the business are miserable, says Mr. Ferguson. By that measurement, Mr. Fergusons time has come. All hes waiting for is one phone call flashing the 212 area code on caller ID. ARTISTFrom page 1 OSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLYLee Ferguson keeps a plastic mirror next to his desk to help him work out facial expressions. COURTESY PHOTO >> The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury: Time Runs Out By Brandon Thomas and Lee Ferguson 176 pages, full color. $24.95. Available at Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon.com Also available by placing orders at local comic book shops: Cool Comics and Games 231 Del Prado Blvd. S., # 3, Cape Coral 573-7468 Comics, Cards & Stuff 3563 Fowler St., Fort Myers 939-0878 Big Katts Comics 1029 Airport Road N., Naples 643-1020 Website: http://leeferguson.blogspot.com in the know I wanted (Miranda) to feel sort of classic. I wanted her to have that Flash Gordon feel, and that informed the color. I also didnt want to her be like a lot of female characters running around in bathing suits. Lee Ferguson
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer.Marco center seeks Fins, Fur and FeathersArt League, Marco Islands Center for the Arts, is opening its doors to wildlife for the month of September. Fins, Fur and Feathers is a juried art exhibit showcasing the diverse denizens of the great outdoors. Artists working in all media are encouraged to deliver up to two submissions to the art center at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, between 10 a.m. and noon Thursday, Sept. 1. Judging will take place Friday, Sept. 2. An opening reception is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. For more information, call 394-4221 or visit www.marcoislandart.org. Arts council, Rookery Bay plan sixth annual showFriends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County seek artists for the sixth annual juried painting exhibition, which will be on view Nov. 15-Jan. 28 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Work with a central theme of landscape is preferred but not required. Fine art consultant Barbara Hill, former executive director of The von Liebig Art Center, will serve as juror for the show. A limit of three pieces per artist must be submitted electronically or on a disc by Oct. 7. Artists will be notified by Oct. 19, and an opening reception will take place Tuesday, Nov. 15. A prospectus can be obtained at www.rookerybay.org or by e-mailing Carly. Points@dep.state.fl.us or calling Rookery Bay at 417-6310, ext. 408. ArtFest Fort Myers has 16 categoriesSept. 14 is the application deadline for the 12th annual ArtFest Fort Myers juried fine art festival, which takes place Feb. 4-5 along the riverfront in downtown Fort Myers. Categories are: ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media 2-D, mixed media 3-D, painting-watercolor, painting-oil/acrylic, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wearable and wood. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded. Applications are available at www.artfestfortmyers.com or by e-mailing info@ ArtFestFortMyers.com or calling 7683602. Poster contest underway for Art on the LakeMiromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club encourages area artists to enter the poster design contest for Art on the Lake 2012. The winning artist will receive $1,000 cash prize. Prints of the winning poster will be sold at the fourth annual show, which takes place Sunday, Jan. 29, at Miromar Lakes. The show will benefit ARTSPEAK, a program of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools that helps students with autism use art as a medium for self-expression. Download a contest entry form and vendor information at www.MiromarArtOnTheLake.com. Sanibel art center calls for sculpturesBIG ARTS is accepting candidates for its juried biennial sculpture exhibit, which will run Oct. 17-Nov. 29 in the Phillips Gallery at the center on Sanibel Island. Works for consideration must be delivered in person on Friday, Oct. 14, and artists will be notified of acceptance that afternoon. Barbara Hill of Hill Fine Art Consulting is the juror. Awards will be given to first place ($750), second place ($500) and third place ($250), with two merit awards ($75 each). All works must be available for purchase.A prospectus is available at www.BIGARTS.org. For more information, call 3950900 or e-mail info@BIGARTS.org. Naples Art Association has numerous showsThe call is out for artists to show their work at several exhibits and festivals sponsored by the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. Theres a place for all types of original work. Entry rules and regulations are noted in the formal prospectuses for each event, which can be found at www.naplesart. org/callforartists. Below are the first opportunities coming up. For a complete list of the seasons shows, visit the website. For more information, call 262-6517. Eighth annual Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival (Nov. 25-26) Market your work to holiday shoppers at this show that draws crowds to 10th Street South. The first of the NAAs five major shows during the season, this one features more than 100 artists. Deadline to apply: Thursday, Sept. 1. Go to www.juriedartservices.com Art in the Park (Nov. 5, Dec. 3) In its 55th year, Art in the Park showcases NAA members paintings, photographs, decorative items, wearables and gifts. 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>> The star of the original Fright Night (1985), Chris Sarandon, has a cameo here. in the know NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 C11 Dancing Under The Star VVER INAG Fred Astaire Dance Studio The party will end with a special dance by professionals from Fred Astaire Dance Studios.$ Next Dance Night Wednesday, August 31! Naples Best Kept Secret 4221 Tamiami Trail East NaplesLocated on US 41 opposite Sugden Park Open Mon-Sat & Nicks PlaceQuality Food. Exceptional Service.Call 239.793.2644 or visit www.mongellos.com Our outdoor patio is PET-FRIENDLY anytime, any day! ......... Summer Specials .........Choice of 2 Dinners & Bottle of House Wine $26.95 Lunches from $4.95. Dinners from $12.95 Lunch Special: Buy 1 Full-Priced Lunch, Get a Draft Beer or House Wine for FREE Frank n Stein: $4.95 for Hot Dog and Stein of Beer Entertainment Nightly: Tuesday through SaturdaySaturday, Aug. 27thLatin Night 10pm 2am featuring Js DJContrary to what Twilight fans believe, vampires are not constipated teenagers who yearn for whiney women with the personality of a damp mop. Rather, vampires in their purest, most villainous cinematic form are hunters who prey on innocent human blood. Thanks to Colin Farrells chilling performance, Fright Night has a bad boy vamp thats so different from Twilight hell have you believing vampires are cool again. On the outskirts of Las Vegas, Charley (Anton Yelchin) lives with his mom (Toni Collette) in a quiet suburban neighborhood. Their new neighbor, Jerry (Mr. Farrell), seems nice enough, though Charleys friend Ed (Christopher MintzPlasse) thinks Jerry is a vampire because his windows are sh utter ed and he only comes out at night. But this is Vegas, and Jerry works nights on the strip and sleeps during the day, we learn. Ill bet he does. Once Charley discovers Jerry is a vampire, an interesting game of cat-and-mice ensues, as Charleys girlfriend Amy (Imogen Poots) also gets dangerously involved. Thankfully, a scene in which Charley sneaks around Jerrys house plays with tension rather than predictability, even though someone with Jerrys heightened sense of smell and hearing should obviously know hes there. For help, Charley consults with vampire expert Peter Vincent, whos played by David Tennant as a cross between Russell Brand, Jack Sparrow and Criss Angel. Its an odd combination, I grant you, but it provides a certain kookiness that offsets the dangerous fight for survival. The film is being released in 3D, and to see it in that format is a mistake. Heres a rule for any filmmaker or studio wanting to release a movie in 3D: If most of the story takes place at night, dont use 3D. Far too many theaters still project 3D without enough light, meaning the image is darker than it should be. As a result, the visuals in Fright Night dont resonate with the depth thats intended, and the appeal of the format is lost. This is especially a shame because director Craig Gillespie clearly has fun with the 3D by spraying blood and having numerous objects hurl toward the screen. If only we could see them better. Seeing the film in regular 2D will also allow you to appreciate Mr. Gillespies craftsmanship. Note the little touches: The way he uses eerie music every time Jerry speaks, the quick flashes of visual effects before a vampire takes a bite flourishes like this make the film more dynamic and engaging and, therefore, more enjoyable. Whats more, the best scene comes as Charley, his mother and Amy are escaping Jerry, and an unbroken shot holds much longer than we expect as it moves the camera around the car with ease. Whether you like the film or not, its hard to dispute that its very well made.Because Twilight has literally sucked the fun out of vampire movies, its refreshing to see some fang-toothed predators on the prowl as we do in Fright Night. This is nicely crafted, escapist nonsense fun. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and read more of his work at www.hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Fright NightIs it worth $14? No Is it worth $10? Yes danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 A downtown pub crawl for Hope for Haiti FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.1. Stacy Bulloch and Deborah Martins 2. Tara Francway and Jennifer Goss 3. Jose Saco and Karen Wright 4. Elizabeth Davison, David Gardley and Mary Anne Spann 5. Rebecca Montgomery and Jillian Hindley 6. Linda and Kip Jones and Susie Sweet 7. Stephanie Jepsen, Mark Hindley and JC Christensen 8. Dennis Dauvergne and Tiffany Kuehner 1 6 5 7 3 2 4 8 CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews:Caf Normandie, 3756 Tamiami Trail N.; 261-0977. This low-key outpost along U.S. 41 manages to provide delightful French fare and a casual, laidback hospitality, compliments of owner Benoit Legris. The wine list is brief but well chosen, a snapshot of wines that please the owner. You cant go wrong with mussels in Normandie cream sauce or the well-executed escargots de Bourgogne. Roasted duck with spicy peach sauce was a glorious variation on duck lorange, and the shrimp and sea scallops au gratin were simple yet elegant. Dinner concluded with a classic raspberry tart and whisper-thin crepe Suzette. The service, Old World atmosphere and moderate prices all enhanced a wonderful meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2010 Fernandez the Bull, 1201 Piper Blvd., Naples; 254-9855 This restaurant has thrived for years at its 1265 Airport Road location. Now, with its sleek second location, even more people can enjoy the authentic Cuban cuisine served up by the hospitable Fernandez family and staff. I can recommend the Cuban nachos, an inventive mix of thinly sliced fried plantains, savory chicken, cheese sauce, capers and parsley (plan to share this one); calamari in a well-seasoned tomato sauce with pepper and onions, a refreshing departure from fried calamari; ropa vieja, a classic dish of shredded flank steak in a tomato sauce with peppers and onions; and shrimp and scallops in white wine, garlic and capers. Yuca in creamy garlic sauce, black beans and yellow rice and sweet fried plantains were great sides. For dessert, both the flan and the tres leches cake were first rate. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200 Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2009Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar, Mission Square Plaza, 1585 Pine Ridge Road; 592-0050 Pasta and sushi just doesnt seem a natural combination to me, but Noodles makes it work, offering upscale Italian fare, first-class sushi and a handful of low-carb options served by an able staff in a swanky club setting. Items from both East and West were excellent, including a nightly special of grilled shrimp and the whimsically named Paisano roll (fried snapper, scallions and cucumber topped with smoked salmon, avocado, sesame and sweet sauce). The lamb shanks were tender and delicious, served with natural juices enhanced by a bit of wine, garlic, rosemary, bay leaves and celery over house-made fettuccine. The cioppino featured a fresh mix of seafood also served over pasta. For dessert, one wedge of light, creamy Key lime pie was plenty for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2009Thai Star, 26521 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 992-9825 Tucked into a side wing of a small strip center, Thai Star isnt highly visible from U.S. 41, but lovers of authentic Thai fare will be well rewarded for finding it. Chef Vong Vilaysack makes magic in the kitchen while her husband, Bill, does an equally good job in the front of the house. The appetizer menu is dizzying some 50 choices and worth making a meal of themselves. The som tum was a first-rate version of this popular salad that melds shredded papaya with tomato, peanuts, fish sauce, garlic and chilis. The larbkoong featured steamed shrimp with scallions, red onion, mint, kaffir leaves, lime and roasted crushed jasmine. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 25-31, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC Fine W ine & Spirits: Join fellow wine lovers to taste up to 50 varieties along with hors doeuvres, receive a complimentary wine glass, chat with the stores wine experts and sample a cigar (outdoors); $10, 1000 Crosspoint Drive; 596-5434. Saturday, Aug. 27, 9-11 a.m., Ridgw a y Bar & Grill: Chef/owner Tony Ridgway will help students move beyond the four tastes sweet, salty, bitter and sour to the fifth taste, umami, a savory flavor found in a wealth of food. Students will participate in a blind tasting of several foods to test flavor identification skills and will cook a variety of entrees; $75, 1300 Third St. South; 262-5500 or visit www.ridgwaynaples.com. Monday, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., M W a terfront Grille: Join Chef Brian Roland when he teams up with Chef Mike Mueller of Caf and Bar Lurcat and Chef Vincent Betulia of Campiello as they create four courses featuring Petrossian caviar followed by dessert in the third of the restaurants summer dining series; $95 for dinner, plus $45 for wine pairings; 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd.; 263-4421. Reservations required. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5:30-7:30 p .m., Shula s: This tasting features a variety of wines, appetizers and live music; $20 in advance or $25 at the door; Hilton Naples & Towers, 5111 US 41 N.; 430-4999. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7-9:45 p .m., H emingways Island Grill: This months four-course wine dinner features pan-seared frog legs, veal marrow and seared calves liver, veal chop and poached pears stuffed with Roquefort cheese, with wines paired with each course; $37.95, Coconut Point, Estero; 495-7240. Reservations required. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m., The Good Lif e o f Naples: Shelly Connors creates a menu of South American fare; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 5144663. Reservations required.Farmers markets Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Government Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., North Naples Green Market has moved to the air-conditioned comfort of the Fright Factory at Olympic Plaza, 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Road behind Liberty Bank. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, the Bonita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, Freedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE The Nosh Truck goes bumper-to-bumper with nations best 3 0 o uth s between D rive p .m., Nor th dt If you havent chowed down at The Nosh Truck, I can only offer my sympathy and suggest you get rolling. For much of this year, chef/owner Scott Sopher has been traveling the roads of Lee and Collier counties in his sprawling truck adorned with brightly painted vegetables, serving up some of the regions best food, just as he did as head chef at Traders, Cin Cin and Olio on Naples Bay (at Naples Bay Resort). The food hes creating now is entirely his own what he calls inspired street food and its terrific. Whether its spinach and feta burgers, short ribs with kimchi tacos, four cheese mac and cheese, blackened fish tacos or the daily special, its all made fresh, the flavors are intense, the chefs passion evident in each one. Southwest Floridian food lovers who want to help Mr. Sopher get some national recognition for his efforts can now vote for him in Food Networks Great Food Truck Race Sweepstakes. Just go to foodtrucks.teamdigital.com and call up the Florida trucks, then tab through to The Nosh Truck and vote. You can vote 10 times a day through Sept. 12. The winning truck can win $10,000 and a possible appearance on next seasons The Great Food Truck Race. (You can also text in your vote by texting FT144 to 66789.) And those who vote may win a chance to make the trip to help Mr. Sopher collect on his winnings. Theres also a link on The Nosh Trucks Facebook page, And, by the way, Mr. Sopher caters special events, too. Reach him at his Facebook page or by calling 248-0715.Southwestern cuisine headed to NaplesSouthwestern cuisine and a sparkling array of tequilas will star at Agave Southwestern Grill, the new dining concept of Naples couple Don and Angela Smith, creators of Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs. Its scheduled to open at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the building previously occupied by Uno Chicago Grill. Agaves signature offering will be a collection of more than 150 tequilas, some of which are not currently available locally. The beverage menu will focus on the tastes and bouquets of specific brands. The tequilas will be artfully displayed throughout the restaurant accentuated by a 12-foot tequila tower with a rolling library ladder. Special tastings will be held at the tequila bar, dining tables or in the tasting room. The menu, created by Executive Chef Thomas Rieman, is a fusion of Mexican, Spanish and Native American influences. Mr. Rieman, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis/St. Paul, was previously the executive sous chef at Angelinas. Among the dishes on the menu will be ancho-glazed salmon fired over hickory and cherry woods, a tableside-carved New York strip for two and Sonoran moles. A tortilla station will be dedicated to creating fresh tortillas and tamales and guacamole will be prepared tableside. The menu will also feature healthconscious items including salads, ceviches and dishes with fewer than 500 calories, all made from scratch. An exhibition kitchen will offer guests a view of the wood-burning grill. The main dining area, which will seat about 300 people, will have a casually elegant ambience, done in earth tones, regional dcor and a handcrafted log ceiling. There will also be three private dining rooms and two outdoor seating areas, one for al fresco dining and one for cocktail service. Agave is at 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, near the southwest corner of the Airport-Pulling Road intersection in North Naples. For details, call 598-FIRE (3473) or visit www. agavenaples. com. Veteran restaurateur demonstrates secret to longevityChef/restaurateur Tony Ridgway has catered to discriminating Southwest Florida palates for decades close to four of them if my math is correct. What allows some chefs to weather culinary changes and trends while others fade away? In Mr. Ridgways case, Id say its a combination of talent, brains and class. Shortly after I published a review of Bayside, one of his restaurants, roundly condemning the bouillabaisse, Mr. Ridgway not only sampled his chefs rendition but worked with him to improve it, then staged Bayside BouillaBash, featuring two versions and a savory rouille, the red pepper and garlic-based sauce that brings this dish its vivid flavor. He followed that up with a lovely reminiscence of his time in France and his previous experiences with rouille. And he also wrote me a note that said: Thank you for constantly reminding us to be better than we think we are!Celebrity chefs raise $70,000 for kids with cancerIt was another sellout crowd this year at the eighth annual Celebrity Chefs Night and Auction held at Rumrunners earlier this month to benefit Barbaras Friends Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. It featured top area chefs, including Todd Johnson and Ralph Centalonza from Rumrunners, Fabrizio Aielli of Sea Salt, Norman Love from Norman Love Confections, Brooke Wagenheim of Chef Brookes Natural Foods, Ryan Kida of Yabo, Fabrice Delatrain from The Joint and Harold Balink of Cru. This years event netted about $70,000, the most ever. We broke all records, which is great in this economy, says Chef Johnson, the force behind the yearly event. It gives us a huge challenge next year to do better..Bleu Provence hosts pinot noir tastingRecognizing that some great wines are created outside of France, Bleu Provence is hosting a tasting of American pinot noirs from locales such as Willamette Valley, Columbia Valley, Sonoma Coast, Carneros, Russian River, Santa Lucia Highlands and Paso Robles. The tasting, which includes hors doeuvres, is $10, which will be deducted from your wine check if you stay for dinner. The tasting is Thursday, Aug. 25. Bleu Provence is at 1234 8th St. South. For reservations, call 261-8239. karenFELDMAN email@example.com FLORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOTOThe Nosh Truck C A LEN D AR a hu g Bl e u p in o Re crea t is h o n o i Va Co L u c tast in i s $ 1 y o ur T he P r ov r ese r 248-0715. a p l A i ll l 48 0715 a ran m o le s A t o r ti ll a s ta ti o n will be a gavenap l es co m. y T e h r d k t t d r s d y V d c a Fl fo c u e r s a a n B c o w ti t h in re br lo o f e x F LORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOT O TheNoshTruck Pork filet will be among the dishes served at Agave Southwestern Grill.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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