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Free phones keep those down on their luck connectedsweet freedomHaving a cell phone can mean the difference between affording to buy a meal or not, for Mike, a homeless man in Fort Myers who gave only his first name. Hes a commercial painter by profession and waits for calls on the prepaid phone he bought a few years ago. When it rings I go to work and make money, Mike said. He pays about $25 per month for 750 minutes. He didnt realize that because of a federal program most phone users pay into, he would probably be eligible for a free phone and 250 free minutes per month from Florida providers. The line item on your phone bill, for which you probably pay a few dollars a month, reads Universal Services Administrative Fund. BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ HE SUNSHINE LAUGHTER IN HER VOICE SPILLS OUT of Millisa Bell like liquid gold. Her gold. Made by her Italians, those docile and endlessly busy European bees she keeps in a few hives on the edge of the Cecil Webb wilderness, in southern Charlotte County. From there, the bees bring the wild subtropics first to the hive on pollen-packed legs, and then (through their ardent labor and her tender ministrations) to local tongues, as honey. But because of state regulations, until last week nobody could taste Millisa Bells wildflower honey unless she gave it away. Nor could they savor the honey of any other local beekeepers, and there are scores, who didnt ante up for state government licenses by buying the necessary equipment to process their honey according to state standards. Such apiarists are labeled hobbyist or specialty beekeepers by the state Department of Agriculture. Their numbers include COURTESY PHOTOMillisa Bell makes wildflower honey in Charlotte County.TSEE HONEY, A8 SEE CELL, A9 Regulators ease the rules on backyard beekeepers Some decry use of taxpayer dollarsCOURTESY PHOTORosalind Ingram displays her federally subsidized cellphone, which comes free with 250 minutes per month. ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A10 HEALTHY LIVING A22 BUSINESS B1 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C22 & 24 CUISINE C26-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 48 FREE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Everywhere signsArtist Lucas Century and the power of universal suggestion. C1 Banks on the bubble Five SWFL banks face federal scrutiny. B1 MillieNaples Zoo adopts dog as surrogate to rescued coyote pups. A17 Tern, tern, ternThe least tern flies a long way for our beaches. A21

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 To survive at all from here forward you and your kids are going to need a few things, most of them nuggets won by living right through the first decade of the 21st century, like a long-haul truck driver brakeless in West Virginia. These arent the kinds of things you used to need either, so dont count on those. Lets recall Major T.J. King Kong, piloting his B-52 bomber over the artic circle into Soviet airspace to wage nuclear combat toe-to-toe with the Rooskies, in Stanley Kubricks terrifying 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. Major Kong: Survival Kit contents check: one .45 caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination phrase book and Bible; $100 in rubles; $100 in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff. Not anymore, Major. Now, if you want to survive in Vegas or Moscow, its going to take a lot more than those traditional American necessities: a gun, a Bible and a prophylactic. Now you have to know where to hide your GPS, apparently. And its not on the dashboard of your car in the parking lot of the MGM Grand (Vegas) or the Izmailovo Hotel (the worlds biggest, in Moscow). Or even outside the falls annual gridiron classic between the Gators and the Noles on Saturday, Nov. 26, in The Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida in Gainesville, popularly known as The Swamp. No sir, that wont work, according to one of my many survival instructors, Wild Bill Byle. I share that information, though, so you can navigate directly away from that swamp or any other by employing your GPS, something Major Kong could have used in a pinch. Mr. Byle forwarded me a tale of woe in which thieves broke into a car parked outside a football stadium where a game was underway, stole a GPS along with a garage door opener, used the GPS to navigate to the owners house, then entered the garage and the house, and cleared it out before the game ended. Just for good measure, Wild Bill threw in the sorry tale of a woman who lost her purse to thieves. Within minutes they located her husband on the contact list of her cell phone (which had been in the purse), texted him to ask for the pin number of her bank card (which was also in the purse), then emptied the account when he dutifully texted back. That could never happen to me. Im dumb enough, but my wife isnt. She never forgets anything, and the minute she texted me for a pin number, Id go find the sucker who stole her phone and slice him from stem to stern. With what, youre probably wondering? With my youngest sons new Bear Grylls knife, a necessity for any survivor, of course the very knife Nash now carries everywhere except school (Im no Scarface, after all). You know Bear Grylls, dont you? If you dont, its time. Hes an Adventurer and family man! Host of Man Vs. Wild, Born Survivor & Ultimate Survival, according to his web site. Hes the real thing, too: a former member of the British SAS (their special forces units) who broke his back after parachuting into Africa somewhere. Hes also the youngest Briton and maybe the youngest man ever to reach the top of Mt. Everest (at 23), a guy who can teach you to eat bugs, raw animal hearts, rattlesnakes, alligators (handy to know around here), along with anything else on the survival menu anywhere on the planet. And hes probably a dead shot, too with one hand, over his shoulder, using a Webley-Vickers 50.80 (Walter Mittys gun) at 1,000 yards, in a stiff wind, while reading Shakespeares famous passage from Henry V with the other hand: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, for he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother Of course, Mr. Grylls is too tough and too much of a survivor merely to use a gun. He just uses the knife. The same knife my son has watched him employ through many half-hour survival exercises on television. The very same knife, in fact, Nash purchased on sale for $50 down from $70, by feeding chickens and hauling hay and cleaning the car and helping his mom prepare vichyssoise and gazpacho and ratatouille (Nash has mastered the art of ratatouille, by the way, like all born survivors). Come to think of it, the remarkable Mr. Grylls taught my son everything he knows about surviving, except what I taught him: to shoot first and ask questions later. Questions like, Dad, did you bring the salt, the b utter, the milk, the eggs, the flour, the sleeping bags, the matches, the marshmallows, and, ah, the chocolate? If you have not learned those questions, you must do so immediately. After all, we live in dangerous times and our very survival is at stake. Theres more. When Nash gets a little older Ill teach him the harder stuff where the nearest first-class hotel is and how to locate it blindfolded, naked, without a GPS, and even without a map, for example. Or how to speak nicely in their own languages to French chefs, Italian chefs, Thai chefs, Indian chefs, New York chefs, Parisian chefs, Roman chefs the whole list.It really has been a tough decade, and it started out 10 years ago this month with the deaths of about 3,000 Americans and our national humor. We were left with a fierce fighting anger, and the overriding question: What do we need to know and do to survive? For my sons, I answer that question with another: Whats the one thing death cant kill? Love, they reply. B ear Grylls probably knows that, too. COMMENTARY Survival Manual, September 2011 rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia Dennis Goodman Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob RaymondCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Boone kboone@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersPaul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Hope Jason Nick BearCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Cori Higgins Jeff Jerome jjerome@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantSandi HughesBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state $54.95 out-of-state OPINION When one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it, wrote Joseph Goebbels, Germanys Reich minister of propaganda, in 1941. Former Vice President Dick Cheney seems to have taken the famous Nazis advice in his new book, In My Time. Cheney remains staunch in his convictions on issues from the invasion of Iraq to the use of torture. Telling NBC News in an interview that there are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington as a result of the revelations in the book. Mr. Cheneys memoir follows one by his colleague and friend Donald Rumsfeld. As each promotes his own version of history, there are people challenging and confronting them. Mr. Rumsfelds book title, Known and Unknown, is drawn from a notorious response he gave in one of his Pentagon press briefings as secretary of defense. On Feb. 12, 2002, attempting to explain the lack of evidence linking Iraq to weapons of mass destruction, Rumsfeld said: [T]here are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns the ones we dont know we dont know. Mr. Rumsfelds cryptic statement gained fame, emblematic of his disdain for reporters. It stands as a symbol of the lies and manipulations that propelled the U.S. into the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq. One person convinced by Mr. Rumsfelds rhetoric was Jared August Hagemann. Mr. Hagemann enlisted in the Army to serve his country, to confront the threats repeated by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld. When the U.S. Army Ranger received the call for his most recent deployment (his wife cant recall if it was his seventh or eighth), the pressure became too much. On June 28, 2011, 25-year-old Jared Hagemann shot himself on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Seattle. The Pentagon notes that Mr. Hagemann died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but has not yet called it a suicide. Jared had threatened suicide several times before. He was not alone. Five soldiers reportedly committed suicide at Fort Lewis in July. It has been estimated that more than 300,000 returning troops suffer from PTSD or depression. Mr. Hagemanns widow, Ashley JoppaHagemann, found out that Rumsfeld was doing a book signing on the base. On Friday, Aug. 26, she handed Rumsfeld a copy of the program from her late husbands memorial service. She recounted, I told him that I wanted him to see my husband, and so he would know he could put a face with at least one of the soldiers that had lost their lives because of his lies from 9/11. I asked her about Rumsfelds response: All I remember is him saying, Oh, I heard about that. And after that, all I remember is being bombarded with security personnel and being pushed out and told not to return. Unfortunately, its Staff Sgt. Hagemann who will never return to his wife and two little children. In his NBC interview, Mr. Cheney claimed to have played a role in the January 2005 resignation of then-Secretary of State Colin Powell. Mr. Powells former chief of staff, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, called the claim utter nonsense. More importantly, though, is Col. Wilkersons unflinching call for accountability for those involved in leading the nation to war in Iraq including punishment for himself. A central pillar of the invasion of Iraq was Mr. Powells Feb. 5, 2003, speech before the United Nations, which laid out the case of weapons of mass destruction. Col. Wilkerson, who takes full responsibility for coordinating Mr. Powells address, told me: It was probably the biggest mistake of my life. I regret it to this day. I regret not having resigned over it. The Center for Constitutional Rights and lawyer/blogger Glenn Greenwald are among those who have long called for criminal prosecution of Mr. Cheney, Mr. Rumsfeld and other Bush administration officials. Said Col. Wilkerson, Id be willing to testify, and Id be willing to take any punishment Im due. Col. Wilkerson says Mr. Cheneys book is written out of fear, fear that one day someone will Pinochet Dick Cheney, referring to the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who was arrested in Britain and held for a year before being released. A Spanish judge had wanted him extradited to be tried for crimes against humanity. As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the casualties mount on all sides, the books by Mr. Rumsfeld and Mr. Cheney remind us once again of wars first casualty: truth. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Cheney, Rumsfeld and the dark art of propagandaThe countrys op-ed pages have been full of condemnations of the dysfunction of American politics, what with all the populist clamor and partisan disagreement. So, a thought experiment: What if we were governed by a sophisticated transnational elite that operated outside of normal political channels as much as possible and, sharing similar values, forged compromises relatively easily? What if the elite were high-minded and visionary? What if they succeeded in doing big things? In Europe the past couple of decades, this hasnt been a fanciful hope, its been a reality. A political and financial overclass engineered the adoption of the euro, based on one of the worlds most foolhardy delusions since the fall of the Berlin Wall: that you can have a common currency without a common country. The euro fueled the sovereign debt crisis that has brought Europe to the brink, and threatens to take the American economy down with it. Our double dip may come courtesy of people named Jacques and Wim who were brilliant and desperately wrong. As the euro began to become a reality in the 1990s, the chief economist of the German Bundesbank rudely pointed out that there is no example in history of a lasting monetary union that was not linked to one state. But what is history compared with the dream of guys around a conference table sipping Evian? In his excellent primer on the euro crash, Bust, Matthew Lynn notes that there were two answers to this objection. One was that the euro would be the forerunner to a unified Europe or create the currency first, worry about the nation later (details, details). The other was that Europe was an optimal currency area, where economic efficiency would be served by a single cross-border currency. As the euro expanded to the periphery of Europe, the currency area got steadily less optimal. The euro foundered on differences of national culture and interests. The Swabian housewife once invoked by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a symbol of austere common sense does not live in Athens. She never will. The euro nonetheless made it possible for countries like Greece and Portugal to borrow at essentially the same low rates as Germany under the illusion that they were just as safe. Its one thing for Germany to borrow at German rates, since fiscal tough-mindedness is practically the countrys state religion. Its quite another for Greece, with an ingrained habit of spending what it doesnt have. True to form, Greece lied about its fiscal indicators to get accepted into the euro, and kept right on lying once it joined the currency. Its national motto could be a paraphrase of the famous Animal House line: You messed up, you trusted us. The low costs of borrowing in countries like Greece spurred massive binges by consumers and government. The bubble felt good on the way up, but its been brutal on the way down, and Europe which is to say Germany is ultimately on the hook for all the unsustainable debt. The handiwork of the splendidly effective euro-crats should be undone. Greece is a basket-case country. It deserves a basket-case currency. Bring back the drachma. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The Euro disaster m r W t amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 DowntownNaplesGoldenGateBonitaSpringsSanCarlosMarcoIslandEastNapleswww.SunshineAce.comShopthe LaborDaySalenowthroughSept.25 totakeadvantageof savingsthroughoutthestore.Inadditiontothegreatdealsfeatured here,SunshineAceoffers FREE delivery,expertassociatesandfriendly service. VisitoneofoursixlocationsinLeeandColliercounties oronlineatwww.SunshineAce.comReg.price $3.49$1.99Reg.price $12.99$6.99Reg.price $6.49$4.99 FindusonAceWild BirdFood20lb.,81995AcePropane Cylinder 2pk.16.4oz.each 8250847AcePremium SprayPaint17000,17004AcePoly LawnRake7012057 Pricesvalidthrough9/25/11.Whilesupplieslast. 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Having been through the big divorce and the end of my first single adult relationship, I was looking for something much more real. I wanted a friend I could really count on. I wanted a dog. My mom was a hobby dachshund breeder, so I grew up covered in puppies. I had a couple of college dogs and two memorable family terrier mixes, but no epic oneon-one connections. All my previous dogs were adopted, but this time I was going to try to control the process. Living on the restricted space of a floating home in Oregon, frequent international travel and an aversion to pet hair pointed to a particular breed: Welsh Terrier. The glossy book I bought listed all their greatest hits. About 30 pounds at full growth, almost no shedding, hypoallergenic and loyal. Does well in small spaces, but requires exercise and regular outdoor activity (just like me!). I looked up and down the west coast to no avail. Had just about given up when I saw a classified ad while visiting my mom in Louisiana. I called and arranged for my mom to pick up the least aggressive male as soon as the pups were weaned. I flew to Arkansas for that years Labor Day family reunion wondering what Id done. Mom met me at the hotel and we went to her room right away. I looked at that kennel with no idea how my life would change when the door was opened. Out spilled a ball of black and rust, past my arms and straight into my heart. Love at first sight, its a real thing. We were inseparable until 9:21 Saturday night, when Wally breathed his last, at home in my arms. Our 20 years held more changes and adventures that I ever expected. Wally walked on the frozen Columbia, stalked New Orleans French Quarter, hung out in Hollywood and chilled in Santa Barbara. We hiked mountains and swamps, crossed the country by circuitous routes and ended up in some very unlikely situations. While working in the robotic manufacturing industry, he was a regular on installation and training gigs from Toronto to Nuevo Laredo. A backstage pass hung from his collar when we built sets for a New Years broadcast from Universal Studios. Up to his haunches in mud, blasting through waves or leaping in snowdrifts, Wallys only setting was maximum joy. He was all Wally, all the time. Not something everyone could appreciate. That fancy Welsh Terrier guide failed to mention the breeds inherent insanity. I often joked with a friend that Wallys brain had two neurons, one shaped like a pork chop and the other a tennis ball. He could smell a tennis ball on the top shelf of a closed closet, and would go through the door to get to the object of his desire. Ten minutes later, the ball would 140 years of awesomeEXCURSIONS be destroyed, and consumed if I didnt intervene. He could even put a hole in a basketball, and was the only dog I ever saw crack open a coconut in the husk. He was quite the leather connoisseur in his early days. The tiny heel straps of ladies fashionable pumps were his preferred delicacy, but he could eat an entire Venetian calfskin attache (except the buckles), if duty called. An enraged scriptwriter confronted me on a set once waiving the remains of her purse, exclaiming this is Louis Vuitton!. I remarked that I thought he had better taste than that. Wally was not exactly a chick magnet. Although I havent had anything resembling a root for the last 20 years, Ive never felt unstable or baseless. My home was with Wally, and Wally was always ready to go. A master at reading body language, he would race to the van if there was the slightest chance of a journey. He was as ready for a two-week transcontinental migration as a trip to the grocery. Misplaced on a flight from Minneapolis to Los Angeles, he finally arrived with adoring ground crew notes attached to his cage. Returning from a trip with his kennel stacked on top of equipment crates, a passerby saw my default khakis and mistook me for the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. I played it up by introducing Wally as an endangered Mesopotamian Devil, a role he embraced a little too well.First deafness, then blindness, made Wally a much more reserved character in the last five years. He was still up for an impromptu swim, even if it was due to a poolside misstep. His love of food never ended. Having spent most of Saturday napping by my desk, he rose that evening to check out a picked over chicken I was boiling for soup. He scarfed down a little plate of scraps with great joy. Ten minutes later, he collapsed in the yard. We spent another 10 minutes on the floor saying goodbye, then he went to the next adventure ahead of me. Im not sure how life will be without saving the last bite for my pal, or sitting down to write without getting a head butt demanding a back rub. Heres something I am sure of: I have known 140 dog years of absolute, unconditional love. Thank you my friend, until we meet again. w. d e anPULLEY W. DEAN PULLEY / COURTESY PHOTO d e d y s d y g y t d y d n a d d e g w r g w w n M t a h h c a d b M a W i W. DEAN P U LLEY / COU RTE S Y PH O T O


SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell PointThe public is invited and many of these events are Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation 2011 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-1893-11 (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.orgSept. 7,13,21,&27Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 to reserve your place.Sept.8,9,&12The Academy at Shell Point Features Consultant, Lecturer, and "Edutainer Tom Eastwood Tom Eastwood, consultant, lecturer, and "edutainer," began his career with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms before transferring to the Department of Defense. Eastwood's career also included conducting and leading counterintelligence and criminal investigations, and has also served as a senior executive for the IRS.Sept.8US Intelligence Contemporary Issuesat 1pm. Tom Eastwood will discuss why our intelligence failed us on 9/11 and the state of our current preparation. He will also cover the use of torture in the war on terror, terrorist surveillance, and why it took us so long to kill Osama. This will be a frank and open discussion that moves beyond the rhetoric, political hyperbole, and media hype. The cost is $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Sept.9Military Tribunals in US History at 1pm. Eastwood will discuss one the hottest issues facing our nation today should terrorists be tried in US or military court by tracing the history of military tribunals from the American Revolution to the present. The cost is $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Sept.12The CIA and US Military Terrorist Detention Programsat 1pm. Eastwood will discuss the treatment of terrorists held by the CIA and the US military that has received so much media coverage. This frank and revealing course discusses enhanced interrogation, secret over-seas detention sites, Guantanamo, and Abu Ghraib. The cost is $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Sept.11 September 11 Memorial at The Village ChurchAt the 10:15am service, a mens quartet will lead the congregation in worship. Throughout the service, the ministry of both music and word will reflect on those who have demonstrated great courage, selfless sacrifice and significant loss. Rev. Ken Nesselroade, will speak on the topic, Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow. At 6:15pm, The Village Church Choir will join voices with the Shell Point Singers, along with guest organist Dr. Samuel Metzger, to present an inspirational concert including Fox's arrangement of THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, Ive's Variations on AMERICA, Sibelius' FINLANIA, Sousa's LIBERTY BELL MARCH and a selection of arrangements based on American hymn tunes. This concert is free, no ticket required. Visit for full descriptions of this months events! FREE FREE! Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE!Sept. 2011 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 A7 Naples Historical Societys 24-minute oral history project overview film narrated by internationally known narrator, and society board member, Peter Thomas, won the respect and honor of the top Telly Award. This is the second prestigious film recognition awarded to the Societys Naples Oral Histories: If These Walls Could Talk! film project. The first was the Audio-Visual Award, AVA Award, presented in January 2011. The Telly Award is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. It is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives more than 11,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries. The 24-minute oral history project overview film showcases several short segments from the dozens of Naples pioneers who have had their stories captured on film in an effort to preserve Naples history in a unique and riveting way. Nothing like this film or all of the dozens of feature-length oral history films exists in Naples. A 2008 partnership between Naplesbased ABG World LLC and the Naples Historical Society led to a bountiful creation of magnificently produced oral history films. Many more oral histories have been captured or are in the works as this is an on-going project. The film that won the award is available for viewing at the Naples Historical Societys Cottage Theater free for Members or $10 for general admission. Individual feature films are shown year-round. See the current Film Exhibit Schedule for more information. The Naples Historical Society receives no government funding and relies on membership dues and donations to survive. Palm Cottage is located at 137 12th Ave. South, just one block east of the Naples Pier. During this time of year, historic Palm Cottage, Cottage Theater, and The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage are open Wednesday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Members are always free and so are children 10 and under. For more information, visit or call 261-8164. Historical Society film wins Telly >> Upcoming oral history feature lms: Nov. 15-19 Ann Echols Wynn and Judy Echols Storter Nov. 22-26 Mary Watkins Nov. 29-Dec. 3 Vera and Bob Lindabury Dec. 6-10 Russ Stahlman Dec. 13-17 George Vega Dec. 20-24 Ben Parks (d.. 2010) Dec. 27-31 Judge Tom Trettis in the know

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 17 in Collier, 79 in Lee, and 14 in Charlotte County, according to a state list of certified apiaries. (That doesnt account for the sizeable commercial apiarists who keep 1,000 to 5,000 or more hives about 10 in the three-county region.) Each hobbyist produces a honey that characterizes a given location and a specific season, with its singular blooms. Usually raw, honey produced locally contains the unique tastes of the blooming earth within a 2.5-mile radius of each hive, or so the approximate range of foraging bees. Local honey remains a widely embraced inhibitor of allergies for those who take it regularly, since it contains the pollen of local allergens, apiarists say. Not only that, but it has often been used to treat open wounds since it resists bacteria and decay better than any other natural food, notes Roy Beckford, Lee Countys agricultural and natural resources agent for the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. Mr. Beckford has trained more than 100 hobbyist beekeepers in his annual, month-long bee college in Lee County, the epicenter of hobbyist beekeeping and home to the most active association of beekeepers in the state (the Beekeeping Association of Southwest Florida). Honey is a super-saturated solution with a whole blend of enzymes and nectar that can last for more than a century, or longer, he notes. It might harden, but once it liquefies, its just as good as the day it was first made. Tawny, flaxen, amber, cinnamonhued, sometimes buttery in appearance and taste, the honey of the subtropics appears to cool and contain the sun without surrendering its light. Its the golden syrup of a thousand kings and queens lifted from the ancient pyramids and still edible in the age of science, Mr. Beckford says. Which cant explain its splendor. Its the aureate elucidation of sun and rain and green earths bloom the still-mysterious harvest of pollens distilled in the magnificent murmur of innumerable bees (as the English poet Tennyson said). But not really innumerable: as many as 50,000 to 60,000 European honeybees can work from a single hive.The beekeepers speakThat knowledge, more than profit, compels local beekeepers. More people might become beekeepers for monetary reasons (now that officials relaxed the old rules), but most people keep honey bees because they appreciate the insect and the services bees provide, says Chris Fenstermaker, who keeps several hives in north Naples. Just south of him, the highly acclaimed Naples Botanical Garden is just now introducing beehives as well, three of them under the care of Neapolitan native Adam Davis. The Gardens operations supervisor and now trained beekeeper, Mr. Davis traveled to a bee college in St. Augustine to learn the fine art and science of the apiary. Having a 170-acre botanical garden with bees is our way of giving back to the green world, he explains. One of our hives is scheduled to go in the preserve native area, one in the growth-center area fenced from public access, and another will be located in a non-public area, but visitors will not be able to see any noticeable difference in the number of bees pollinating our plants. Although Mr. Davis and Brian Holley, the Gardens executive director, plan to sell Naples Botanical Garden wildflower honey in the gift shop, the purpose is to educate and delight the public, and to consider how bees remain healthy by themselves in the natural world, they say. Especially at a time when the devastating and still inexplicable Colony Collapse Disorder threatens honeybee populations everywhere. The condition, known to scientists and apiarists as CCD, occurs when worker bees inexplicably vanish, and the hive collapses. Since 2006, when it was first noticed as a widespread phenomenon in the western United States, many bee colonies have suffered CCD across the country a frightening 34percent loss in honeybees each year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, commenting in 2010, noted that reports (show a) high number of viruses and other pathogens, pesticides, and parasites present in CCD colonies, and lower levels in non-CCD colonies. But nobody really knows why it occurs or how to stop it. There are a lot of very good theories out there for why this is happening, such as pollution, notes Mr. Davis, an Army veteran who once trained dogs for military operations before taking up gardening on a world-class level, and honeybees. But the biggest thing is that weve lost a lot of our green spaces. Weve concreted and asphalted so much of our good land. We dont have as many plants on the planet anymore. And bees wont reproduce if they dont have hearty food sources. The Naples Botanical Garden is nothing if not a hearty food source for bees. With all the challenges that honeybees are going through, its important to help preserve them, notes Mr. Holley, who worked previously both in Canadas Royal Botanical Garden and in the Cleveland Botanical Garden, where bees were used successfully and safely to pollinate the plethora of flora. Neither Mr. Holley nor Mr. Davis has ever been stung when working around European honeybees, they say. For them and many others, living with bees by learning and adopting so-called best practices becomes not an occasion for anxiety, but a chance to celebrate something spiritual. Theres an instant reverence when you work with the bees, Ms. Bell explains. Instantly, Im connected with nature. Nature is my church and the bee is an extension of that. To deal with them its like having babies. Its life. It transcends generations, populations, classes, races. Its something thats been part of our evolution, forever.New rule, new opportunitiesThe right to sell honey without state licensing, however, has not been part of our evolution, forever. The old state rules banned the sale of honey by any beekeeper, no matter how large or local, who didnt process it through a sterile, stainless, statelicensed and by backyard standards very expensive honey kitchen. Most hobbyists couldnt afford the price tag of government approval and licensing, they say. They couldnt pay for the equipment required to produce honey in a honey kitchen because they harvested nowhere near enough honey to pay for it, even at $5 to $7 a pound, the going rate. Theres no way a hobbyist can justify the outlay of $5,000 to $10,000 or more just to sell a bottle of honey, says Dennis Riggs, president of the Beekeeping Association of Southwest Florida. Its unfair and impossible to sell enough, at that rate. Mr. Riggs, a retired career Coast Guard veteran, keeps four to six hives. He grew up in LaBelle, in Hendry County, where he spent part of his youth watching and working with the regionally renowned Curtis family that still sells local honey there. Together at three harvests a year, his hives produce about 60 gallons of honey. Any more than that, he explains, and youre getting into real work all day and all night kind of work at certain times. So if you have a day job, its hard. And its hard to give that much away. Thats why to date hobbyist beekeepers have made do with a few hives, no money and lots of generosity although not perhaps in as vigorous a fashion as Ms. Bell. A master gardener by vocation, she relies on bees to pollinate the heirloom and seedling vegetables she raises in her business as The Unruly Gardener (, for sale to backyard and start-up gardeners up and down the Southwest coast. All your squashes and cucumbers, for example, are reliant on bees, she explains. You can hand pollinate tomatoes I call it tickling but bees will increase the yield 10-fold. Why spend the time doing something when bees will do it for you, and much better than you can do?BEESFrom page 1 you work with COURTESY PHOTOMillisa Bell uses bees to pollinate fruits and vegetables in her garden. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYAdam Davis, operations manager at the Naples Botanical GardenCOURTESY PHOTODennis Riggs, president of Beekeepers Assocaition of Southwest Florida, maintains six hives in Alva. SEE BEES, A9


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 NEWS A9 But pollination is one thing the most significant thing, since a third of all vegetables eaten by Americans would be lost without honeybee pollinators, and the entire citrus industry depends on honeybees and honey is another. Now, Ill be able to produce quality plants and quality honey and sell them both, without spending a huge amount on bee equipment that I would never be able to make up with the sale of honey, Ms. Bells says. Now, in other words, the state Department of Agriculture has come to Jesus or at least to the time of Jesus, since honey was then synonymous with wealth and good fortune, and its production celebrated and encouraged in cultures stretching from the Holy Land to Rome, as well as in Asia and Africa. Now, state officials have promoted honey to a list of cottage foods that can be sold from the side of the road, from the farm stand, or from the home kitchen without a food license, by pintsized vendors. Its not a value-added product its not like youre making strawberry jelly or manufacturing some other food. There are no manufacturing requirements. So essentially thats what the state has come to recognize, with beekeeping, explains Mr. Beckford, of the new rule. That may have many beneficial effects on the ancient culture of beekeeping as practiced in Florida, and its certainly no competitive threat to the big commercial apiarists. I think its a good idea a lot of hobbyists have specialty honeys and people want raw, locally produced honey for a number of reasons. For flavor, for the novelty of having something local, and also for allergies, says Ralph Goracke. A commercial apiarist since 1978 and a honey wholesaler who manages as many as 5,000 hives based in eastern Charlotte County, he sees the new rules for hobbyist beekeepers as only a good thing for the industry and for consumers. Its always better to have honey produced very locally, honey specific to your locale, than somewhere else, he insists. One of the things that could happen, is that a number of people now unemployed might decide that beekeeping is something they like to do, Mr. Beckford says. There is a significant demand for the product. And beekeepers dont only produce honey, they produce wax, which is even more valuable than honey (although in shorter supply).Africanized bees, feral bees, wild bees and the fear of beesThe significance of the state decision may have other far-reaching effects too, not just economic benefits. One of the most important is both physical and emotional, beekeepers insist: physical, because an increase in beekeepers and European bees will reduce the growing population of Africanized bees, which can be dangerous to humans and tend to move into areas that lack other honeybees. And emotional, because many people, including those in neighborhood settings where beekeepers place their hives near other residences, will learn not to fear honeybees. Theyre docile, theyre calm, theyre not aggressive, explains Mr. Riggs. But neither are Africanized bees (or wild or so-called feral bees) when theyre out looking for pollen theyre not aggressive either, which a lot of people dont know. Theyre also difficult to distinguish from European honeybees for the casual observer. Wherever the European honeybee exists, however, Africanized or wild bees will move away, simply because there are so many more European bees in a single managed hive. One or several hives maintained by a knowledgeable hobbyist, says Mr. Riggs, can drive out unwanted bees for a radius of more than two miles, in effect making that neighborhood a safe zone. The hobbyist beekeepers who know how to position hives, and keep water there so they dont bother swimming pools and birdbaths most of their neighbors will never know they have hives, he explains. The only time any bees become defensive, including Africanized bees, is near their hives when they sense a need to defend it, the beekeepers say. Which is why pedestrians walking in the woods or in urban neighborhoods where European honeybees are not kept should pay attention, and stay away from any clustering bee activity they see, according to the experts. You should treat them with extreme caution, just like you would the other dangerous things in Florida an alligator or a rattlesnake or fire ants, says Chris Fenstermaker, the north Naples beekeeper. How close is too close to a hive (or a swarm, which occurs when a hives population outgrows its space and a swarm of bees sets off to find a new home and establish a new egg-laying queen)? That depends on the bee and its history, in which fear plays no helpful role. One of the main reasons why there are so many restrictions on beekeepers in urban centers is because of this fear of bees, which is unfounded, says Mr. Beckford. In the case of Africanized bees, most of the aggressiveness was bred out of them (in Brazil in the 1950s, where they remain useful in honey production), but not all. They came from the Sahara desert and were conditioned genetically to go on long treks for food and water, so they had to be much more defensive of their food. Thats why they will attack perceived threats to their hives more rapidly than European honeybees, he explains. You can get to within 10 feet of a European hive and you wont be stung, Mr. Beckford says. Bees dont want to sting because when they sting you, they die. But for Africanized bees, sometimes you cant get within 50 or 100 feet (a third of a football field, or about 30 yards) or theyll be telling you to go away. For those who wish to take up beekeeping, therefore, local and state officials should provide as much support as they can, beekeepers say. Which is what the new rule or the relaxation of the old rule does. Its a good first step, notes Mr. Fenstermaker. But he has some hard advice for beekeepers, too. Prospective beekeepers should educate themselves about honey bee biology, behavior, pests, diseases, the products of the hive, and laws and regulations, he says. They should participate in local, state, and national beekeeping associations. Attend the University of Florida Bee College and participate in the UF Master Beekeeper Program. Finally, register your new colonies (with the state). Do that manage colonies or hives by following best management practices, and honeybees are no threat to the neighbors. Instead, they become the welcome, murmuring makers of liquid gold. The federal fund is divvied up by states such as Florida, based on how many people apply for the service, said the Florida Public Service Commission, which administers the program here. The two most well-known Florida companies that now compete for this free-phone sector of the market are Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile and SafeLink Wireless. Basically everybody who has a regular phone pays money into the federal fund and then, as they qualify for assistance, its directed back to the states, said Kirsten Olsen, a spokesperson for the Florida Public Service Commission. You could hardly exist in society if you had no ability to call anybody and payphones arent around as much as they used to be. Not everyone buys that reasoning. Frank Schwerin, chairman of Collier County Republican Executive Committee, said he hadnt heard of the free phone program. The idea didnt sit well with him because its not voluntary and, he said, is potentially a slippery slope for more government-mandated programs. The next step is why not personal computers? he said. Everything I do is on a computer, so if someone doesnt have one hes at a disadvantage. So why not distribute inexpensive $300 laptops to everybody that doesnt have one? More than 1.4 million Floridians qualify for cell phone aid based on the number of people who are eligible for food stamps. Yet only 642,129 people are signed up for Floridas Lifeline Assistance Program as of June 2010. Thats part of the reason Florida paid $482 million into the Universal Service Fund in 2008, but got so much less back $178 million. Either people dont apply or dont qualify more than likely, they dont apply, Ms. Olsen said. More than half of the 640-some-thousand Floridians who do participate get their free phone and 250 minutes per month through SafeLink Wireless. Qualifying is simple: either you have to already be on one of the states major social service programs, or youre income has to be at or less than 150 percent of the federal poverty level. In Florida, that means a family of three could make $27,795 or $2,316 per month, and qualify. Medicaid, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income, Bureau of Indian Affairs Programs, Temporary Cash Assistance, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Low-income Home Energy Assistance and the National School Lunch Program are all qualifying programs. Fort Myers resident Rosalind Ingram has had her Assurance Wireless phone since January. She heard about the program through one of the companys television commercials. It helps me keep in touch with my mama because shes 80 years old, and if I want to call my prescription in or have a doctors appointment, Ms. Ingram said. Its been a help, I can tell you that. But the program doesnt work so well for homeless people because applicants must have an address to qualify, said shelter administrators at The Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition, Homeless Coalition of Charlotte County and Community Cooperative Ministries in Fort Myers. When the program first started, Assurance Wireless and SafeLink were both providing cell phones to individuals who would come into the shelter or individuals who were in need and cant afford them, said Michael Overway, Charlotte County homeless management information systems administrator. Now our clients are having a hard time getting them. Thats because the companies will only send one phone per address, and you cant get around that by asking them to send it to a post office box. The Charlotte Homeless Coalition has 52 beds, but is at overflow capacity, with a waiting list of 25 families. Most would probably benefit from a phone; otherwise an employer or anyone else has to leave a message at the shelter, which they dont get until theyre allowed to come back around 4 p.m. for the night. Theres a very small percentage where what I would call a cellphone abuser, sitting there texting or calling their friends on it. Most are using it to get out of the situation theyre in, using it as a tool, Mr. Overway said. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYBees will imbue their honey with flavors from blossoms within 2.5 acres from their hive.BEESFrom page 8CELLFrom page 1


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 Men with badges, kid with a heartThe heavy hand of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service landed on 11-year-old Skylar Capo and her mom in June, after an agent happened to spot Skylar holding a baby woodpecker in her hands at a Lowes home improvement store in Fredericksburg, Va. Actually, Skylar had minutes before saved the woodpecker from the primed teeth of a house cat and was providing temporary TLC, intending to release the bird when the trauma had passed. The agent, apparently, was unimpressed, reciting a provision of the Migratory Bird Act, and two weeks later, another Fish and Wildlife agent knocked on the Capos door (accompanied by a Virginia state trooper) and served Mrs. Capo a citation calling for a $535 fine. (In August, Fish and Wildlife officials relented, calling the agents action a mistake.) Compelling explanations Though a university study released in June linked birth defects to the controversial mining industry practice of mountaintop removal, lawyers for the National Mining Association offered a quick, industry-friendly rebuttal: Since the area covered by the study was in West Virginia, any birth defects could well be explained merely as inbreeding. (A week later, the lawyers thought better and edited out that insinuation.) Michael Jones, 50, told a magistrate in Westminster, England, in May that he did not assault a police officer when he urinated on him at a railway station a month earlier. Jones claimed, instead, that he was urinating in self-defense in that the water supply had been poisoned by the mafia. The magistrate explained that Mr. Jones argument is not realistically going to be a viable defense. Inmate Kyle Richards filed a federal lawsuit in July against Michigans prison system because of the no-pornography policy in effect for the Macomb County jail (a violation of Richards constitutional rights). Other states permit such possession, claimed Mr. Richards, who further supported his case by reference to his own condition of chronic masturbation syndrome, exacerbated by conditions behind bars. Additionally, Mr. Richards claimed to be indigent and therefore entitled to pornography at the governments expense to avoid a poor standard of living and sexual and sensory deprivation. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEThe continuing crisis Germanys Green Party temporarily transcended mainstream environmental goals in June and specially demanded that the government begin regulating sex toys such as dildos and vibrators. Those devices, it said, contain dangerously high levels of phthalates and other plastics that can cause infertility and hormone imbalances. The party called for sex-toy regulation that is at least as strong as the regulation of childrens toys. This is a clear case where making something environmentally friendly works for us, said Lt. Col. Jeff Woods, the U.S. Armys product manager for small-caliber ammunition. He told in May that new steel-core 5.56mm cartridges not only penetrate (kill) more effectively, but are less environmentally toxic than current lead-core ammo. Judge Giuseppe Gargarella has scheduled trial for later this month in LAquila, Italy, for seven members of Italys national commission on disaster risks who (though supposedly experts) failed to warn of the severity of the April 2009 central-Italy earthquake that killed 300 people. Judge Gargarella said the seven had given contradictory information and must stand trial for manslaughter. (One commission member had even recommended a high-end red wine that citizens should sip as they ignore small tremors which turned into a 6.3 magnitude quake.) The veterans support organization Home for Our Troops had recently started to build a 2,700-square-foot house in Augusta, Ga., to ease life for Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens, who had suffered concussive head injuries in Afghanistan and is partially paralyzed. However, in June, the Knob Hill Property Owners Association, which had provisionally approved the design, changed its mind. The problem is, one association member told the Augusta Chronicle, there are ,000-square-foot homes all the way up and down the street and that such a small house would bring down property values. It just doesnt fit. Ironies When Laura Diprimo, 43, and Thomas Lee, 28, were arrested for child endangerment in Louisville, Ky., in June, it appeared to be yet another instance of a mother leaving an infant locked in a hot car (91-degree heat index outside) while frolicking elsewhere (drinking with Mr. Lee at the Deja Vu club). According to a report on WDRB-TV, while the two were in the police car en route to jail, Mr. Lee complained that the back seat of the cruiser was uncomfortably warm. A 55-year-old man participating in a protest of New Yorks mandatory-helmet law was killed after losing control of his motorcycle and hitting his head on the pavement, even though doctors said he surely would have survived had he been wearing a regulation helmet (Lafayette, N.Y., July). An 18-year-old man, celebrating on the evening of May 21 after it had become clear that the world would not end as predicted by a radio evangelist, drowned after jumping playfully off a bridge into Michigans Kalamazoo River. The Pervo-American communityFirst Things First: Alan Buckley, 44, on holiday from Cheshire, England, was arrested in Orlando in June and charged with taking upskirt photographs of a woman at a Target store. Mr. Buckleys child had gotten sick and was admitted to Orlandos Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Mr. Buckley was apparently killing time at Target after visiting with the child (and was later identified by witnesses because he was still wearing his hospital visitors sticker, with his name on it).

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 Many people have a vision benefit as part of their insurance plan, but dont take advantage of it. Were excited to learn about a new, free online tool to promote eye health and optimal sight that was recently introduced by Transitions Optical Inc., said Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, medical director at Florida Eye Health. The Healthy Sight Calculator allows users to calculate their risk for eye-related diseases and vision problems, and how much they could save in time, money and sight with the right vision care and vision wear through their vision benefit. Results vary based on the users age, gender and ethnicity, all of which impact risk for vision problems and health issues that can affect the eyes. The new tool can be used by employers to educate employees, or accessed directly by consumers at Healthy According to Transitions Optical, most consumers miss the full picture of what the benefit can do for them regular eye exams for early detection of eye and overall health problems, an up-todate prescription to maintain productivity day-to-day, and eyewear features like UV and glare protection to preserve and enhance vision. The Healthy Sight Calculator helps tell the story of what you could be missing if you dont care for your sight. Its a powerful way to motivate more people to use their vision benefit and get the care they need, Dr. Frantz said. Visitors to the calculator can watch a video setting up the importance of caring for their vision, or can skip immediately to demographic information, including age, gender and ethnicity. With each selection, the calculator provides details on how their demographics impact their risk. Users are also asked to enter whether they have health insurance, because the calculator considers this when determining how much the individual could pay out-of-pocket in medical costs for different eyeand overall-health issues.The calculator then provides an overview of the users risk for 11 vision-related issues in three categories, showing where the user is at higher risk than the national average. Issues covered include typical vision problems and overall health issues.Sections specific to vision problems, eye disease and overall health delve more deeply into risk rates and associated costs in time and money that could be avoided for different issues with earlier and proper care. Users can click on each vision issue for more information, including helpful videos and interactive vision loss simulations that show what they would miss seeing if facing that issue.The Healthy Sight Calculator then provides a summary of individual results, and offers a customized recommendation for next steps based on each persons results. For more information about eye care or to schedule an appointment, call the main office of Florida Eye Health at (239) 4180999 or visit New online calculator determines eye disease riskFRANTZ


NO INTEREST IF PAID IN FULL BY JULY 31, 2014**Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full within the promotional period or if you make a late payment.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 A17 Millie had been waiting to be adopted at the Humane Society Naples for seven months. Little did this 6-year-old Plott Hound know she would soon be helping four other rescued animals. And these would be no ordinary canines. This summer, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens took in four coyote pups that had been found at the abandoned Belleview Biltmore Hotel in Clearwater. In recent weeks, Millie has met the coyotes and is now serving as an assuring role model providing the comfort and security of a maternal figure for these young coyotes. Naples Zoo and the Humane Society Naples have previous experience adopting a dog for unusual situations. Just over a decade ago the zoo adopted a dog named Crystal as a companion for a young tiger. The two got along famously. Once the tiger was mature enough, Crystal then became friends with the zoos Australian dingo with whom she still lives. For the new coyote pups, the zoos curator of animal behavior and husbandry, Jayne Hardwick, found Millie through an Internet search. Millie had experience as a mother herself and has served as a surrogate for puppies during her months at the shelter. With all these elements in Millies favor, Ms. Hardwick first met Millie at the shelter and then scheduled a trial meetand-greet with the coyotes at the zoo. Millie and the pups were compatible from the first moment. Millies mothering instincts makes her a perfect match to help wild canines adjust to domestic life at the zoo, said Michael Simonik, executive director for the Humane Society Naples. We are confident that the zoo staff will give Millie a wonderful lifelong loving home as they did with Crystal. Millie found a second chance at life comforting her wild cousins. After finishing some medical prerequisites at the shelter, Millie and the four coyotes have now been together at the zoo bonding for just a week. All the pups have taken to Millie quickly and are becoming the pack everyone hoped they would be. Best of all, two of the coyotes that were a little shy have already taken great security in Millies presence. The coyote pups (Gunther, Cody, Dakota and Maya) can be seen daily in the morning feature show in Safari Canyon Open-Air Theater. Education staff members bring out two a day onto the naturalistic rockwork stage. Most mornings, Millie can also be seen joining them as well. Naples Zoo adopts dog as surrogate to rescued coyote pups COURTESY PHOTOMillie, left, a 6-year-old Plott Hound with one of the rescued coyote pups shes mothering. 239-261-7157 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. Free with a $30 Grocery OrderGeyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc .750 ml.Must have coupon at time of purchase Free with a $15 Grocery OrderAsst. 12 pk. 12 oz. cans of Polar Seltzer waterMust have coupon at time of purchase


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PAGE 19 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA19 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 30% Federal Tax Credit** for most applicationsHodges University has announced plans to open a veterans services center for its students on both its Fort Myers and Naples campuses. The center will be housed in the student development area of the new Fort Myers building upon its completion in early 2012. The planned Veterans Services Center will provide GI Bill processing and information, details on available counseling, workshops and Veterans organization contacts, peer to peer support groups for student veterans and community involvement. This, along with the active Veterans Club, will assure student veterans that Hodges stands ready to help those who have served transition back to civilian life and academic success. Hodges has reported a steady increase in the number of recent veterans enrolling in its degree programs. In 2009, Hodges University announced that it would be participating in the federal governments Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides tuition and fee assistance to eligible veterans. The program enables qualified veterans to attend the institution with virtually no financial burden. The Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Assistance Act of 2008 through which qualified veterans can receive GI Bill funds to help cover tuition and fees equal to the most expensive in-state undergraduate education at a public university. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program provision, Hodges and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will provide matching contributions for tuition over the maximum state tuition rate. For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, call 5131122, or visit Hodges University to open veteran services center


Jace Eddy Leukemia Patient Ria Fewox Pediatric Oncology Nurse Twice diagnosed with leukemia, Jace Eddy battled her illness with the help of her family, friends, Dr. Emad Salman, and the sta at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. She also relied on her courage, strength and determination. Today, Jace is a high school graduate ready to embark on her collegiate journey. To read more of Jaces story, please visit The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation has launched a capital campaign to build Americas newest childrens hospitala 148-bed facility adjacent to HealthPark Medical Center. To learn more, call The Foundation at 239-343-6950. Caring people, caring for The only accredited childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami programs including: neonatal intensive care unit, cancer program, sickle cell anemia program, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric sedation unit, cystic brosis program, medical day care and neuroscience center specialists teacherGoodbye Leukemia, Hello College Goodbye Leukemia, Hello College


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 A21 North Carolina Acreage Rare Opportunity PRIVATE OWNER Charlotte This is a rare opportunity to acquire a sizable home on 3.06 acres. The two parcels of land offer a setting of enjoyment for one who appreciates a feeling of country, yet tucked so inside the city. The owners have spent wonderful and relaxing times watching deer and wildlife. The pond offers shing, swimming, entertainment and tranquility. The owners have built a surrounding wall of concrete and wood for the pond. The pond well could also be used for irrigation. The well pumps over 60 gallons a minute and is 580 feet deep. At one time the owners used the deep back yard for a personal practice driving range with three different distances marked. This setting has close proximity to uptown and to the South Park area. Also the Sardis Swim and Racquet Club located within walking distance. Boyce Road Park which is a natural park of approximately 65 acres adjoins this property at the rear boundary. And nearby is much land owned by the city and used as a greenway with walking trails. So the property is at the end of street and is a nature lovers paradise. It is also convenient to shopping, restaurants, and private schools. Another strong feature is that there are numerous streets in and out of the area. It is a great location! (704) 362-6382 Offered at $379,900The least tern is the smallest tern in the western hemisphere. Weighing half the weight of a robin, this tiny tern feeds on small fish, crustaceans and sand eels. Its cap is similar to other terns, but its diminutive size and black-tipped yellow bill are the best methods of identifying this bird. Like several other summer species, the least tern has made Florida its northern nesting site, although several small populations nest as far north as Massachusetts. The summer months are the only time of year a birder can find the least tern in Florida. During the winter they return to Central and South America. Common locations to find this bird are all coastal in nature, including Stump Pass State Park, Lovers Key State Park, Gasparilla Island State Park and the Causeway beaches of Sanibel. Once hunted for its plumes, the least tern is still considered threatened in much of its range, and its population is being closely monitored. There is also a west coast population that summers in California and winters deep into Mexico. The least tern suffers from habitat and nesting-site loss. It prefers to nest on beaches where it is often in conflict with humans and their pets. If agitated by an unwanted intruder, the least tern has a nasty habit of hovering over the potential predator and defecating, so be forewarned. The least tern is monogamous but always nests in colonies with other terns. 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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 HEALTHY LIVINGFor healthcare professionals, accreditation by the respected Joint Commission is equivalent to the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Last week, The NCH Healthcare Group which consists of 67 physicians, 14 nurse practitioners, nine physician assistants and 325 colleagues experienced its first Joint Commission survey. It was a great success. So successful, in fact, Id like to take two Straight Talks to expand on what the Joint Commission surveyors found. Here is part one of the story. In advance of the survey, our practice managers received valuable education from Rodney Judd, director of compliance; Mark Milner, director of clinical outcomes management; Karen Sandrick, compliance coordinator and Diane Worman, director of operations. Two physician surveyors with many years in private practice and Joint Commission experience between them conducted the survey. They visited more than half of our 17 locations and found that while not perfect our facilities and procedures were nonetheless in admirable condition. For example: Internal Medicine at Veterans Park Beth Perz, practice manager This first survey stop showcased excellent performance. Helen McMannus and Dr. David Sommerfeld demonstrated best practices and a thorough knowledge of the EMR. Helen was relieved by FP colleague Damia Champagne so that she could spend three hours with the surveyors, who were duly impressed with her knowledge and preparation. Anticoagulation Clinic at Veterans Park Miriam Means, director With Miriam on vacation, Kathy Hebert took the helm, interviewed while she consulted a patient and trained a new employee. Talk about stress. Kathy was confident, knew the dose response software well, practiced patient ID and infection prevention skillfully, did medication reconciliation, and e-prescribed a refill without a hitch. Again, the surveyors were impressed. Cardiology Med Plaza Linda Cifani, practice manager Linda and Dr. David Axline spent a good deal of time explaining the merger and migration to the EMR. Elaine Cellino then took over to discuss office processes and safety standards all more than satisfactory. Pulmonary Debbie Auclair, practice manager Surveyors interacted with Drs. Larry Albert, Barry Hertz and Doug Harrington who discussed the challenge of learning a new system. Susan Garcia, medical records, discussed maintaining two systems, paper charts and EMR and the opportunity of going paperless. Kathy Kady, a new registered nurse in the office, demonstrated her facility with the NextGen system. Debbie prepared her staff well by developing a Joint Commission learning guide, which has been shared with other offices. Rheumatology, Gastroenterology Creekside Kim Hochman and Susan Sullivan, practice managers Kim artfully explained process improvement. Susan Sullivan and Patricia Tregea explained very well the GI process, meds storage, EMR use, and use of the Cyracom phones for translation. Virginia Hennes, LPN, helped explain the infusion workflow process. The variance reporting system was demonstrated, and the physician surveyor was again pleased. I personally had the pleasure of watching this group in action. The importance of outpatient prevention and quality care for the overall health of the community cannot be overstated. Next week, tune in for Part Two about this auspicious first survey accreditation for The NCH Healthcare Group. Accreditation successTO YOUR HEALTH allenWEISS knee and hip painNew treatments and techniques forMillions of Americans live with pain in their hips and knees caused by arthritis, and many mistakenly believe that little can be done to relieve that pain. But advances in treatments and new minimally invasive surgical procedures are restoring many joint pain sufferers to a full active, pain-free life. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the number one cause of physical disability in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Americans has the disease and two-thirds are women. This is a big problem, especially here in Florida where we have a disproportionate number of cases, says Dr. Robert J. Zehr, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at Physicians Regional Healthcare System with more than 20 years of experience in complex joint reconstruction surgeries and rehabilitation. There are more than 100 types of arthritis but they all have a defining characteristic: inflammation of the joint as evidenced by warmth, swelling and redness, which result in dysfunction and pain. Osteoarthritis is the most common form, in which joint cartilage is destroyed due to wear and tear over the years. Because it is a long drawn-out process, it affects mostly people 50 years and older. In some cases, the patient may also develop painful bony outgrowths, known as bone spurs, which add to deformity and pain. The origins of arthritis are largely unknown, said Dr. Zehr. However, there are a number of risk factors that contribute to the development of the disease, including age, gender, genetics and joint mechanics. A main cause of excessive wear and tear, he said, is obesity. Extra weight puts more pressure on the joints. For every 10 pounds of excess weight you carry, you are exerting 50 pounds of force on your knee, said Dr. Zehr. Weight loss can help a lot. It does not have to be a heroic amount of weight loss. Even just small amounts can provide significant relief. To help keep weight down, patients should maintain a healthy diet and combine flexibility, strengthening and cardiovascular exercises. Exercise also helps build up your pain tolerance, he said. Before rushing into surgery, Dr. Zehr recommends trying other treatments, from over the counter antiinflammatory medicines, to dietary supplements, to the use of external braces. Many patients find relief with corticosteroid injections. Your goal is to keep your own body parts for as long as possible, he said. When all else fails, surgery should be considered. Patients should ask their orthopaedic surgeon about realistic o utcomes and be willing to put in the hard STRAIGHT TALK Parkinsons group has monthly lunch, numerous programsThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida 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 as well as support programs for families and caregivers are also offered, and various opportunities are available for volunteers at PASFi headquarters, in the Hibiscis Center, 2950 Tamiami Trail N. The next Lunch Bunch will be a potluck meal at the PASFi office beginning at noon Wednesday, Sept. 14. The first meeting of Widows and Widowers of PD is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, also at the PASFI office. Facilitator Jayne Keil says the group is also for those whose late spouses had other movement disorders.Another new group is Sons and Daughters of PD. 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 caregivers who cannot leave the home to attend a support group, PASFI partners 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. For Lunch Bunch reservations or more information about PASFi classes, programs and volunteer jobs, call Executive Director Ruth Hubing at 417-3465, e-mail pasfied@aol. com or visit 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. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE HEALTH, A23 SEE PAIN, A23 ZEHR amountscanprovidesignificantrelief


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Patients also should do their research on orthopaedic surgeons and focus on those who perform more than just one or two knee or hip replacements per month, said Dr. Zehr. High volume joint surgeons will typically be skilled in the latest techniques and achieve the best results with the least complications. For example, hip replacement surgery is conventionally performed from the back of the hip, with an incision of up to 8 inches in length and requires cutting through and detaching major muscle groups. Patients having this form of surgery usually experience significant pain, require several months of rehabilitation, and must limit the flexing of their new hip to 90 degrees but never cross their legs again. Fortunately, newer procedures and equipment have been developed for a direct anterior approach through the front of the hip. It can be accomplished with a 3-inch incision, and the muscles are merely pushed aside instead of cut or detached. A special operating table is used for the procedure along with brief but important X-ray images to assure accuracy in placing the components. Patients are up walking with full weight bearing on the hip on the same day of surgery and have a much faster recovery with no limit to their flexibility. Fewer than 5% of U.S. orthopaedic surgeons are trained in this procedure, and Dr. Zehr is one of the most experienced. Understanding arthritis, making lifestyle changes designed to slow the progress of the disease, and choosing the best approach to surgery when surgery is required will help patients enjoy life again.Physicians Regional Healthcare System is comprised of two premier hospitals in Collier County with 201 private rooms, an affiliated multi-specialty physician group, and a medical staff of more than 300 physicians. 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 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 a parent present; there is no upper age limit.For a list of upcoming bloodmobile locations, visit www.givebloodcbc. org. HEALTHFrom page 22PAINFrom page 22 Award-winning journalist and nationally known mental health advocate Pete Earley will be in Fort Myers Friday, Oct. 7, to discuss the need for mental health reform at a luncheon hosted by Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. The presentation, in observance of Mental Health Awareness Week, will be at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, at noon. Mr. Earley, who is the author of 13 books, also will be available for book-signing immediately after his presentation. He is best known as the author of CRAZY: A Fathers Search Through Americas Mental Health Madness, which was one of two finalists for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Tickets are $35 and available at Hope Clubhouse at 267-1777 or can be purchased online at Mental health expert to speak in Fort Myers

PAGE 24 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 GIVING YOU THE POWER TO SAVEGet the tools you need to budget your energy usage. 4980 Bayline Drive, North Fort Myers, FL 33917 239.656.2300 | www.LCEC.netOnline. On the phone. And yes, we even make house calls. Choose the option thats convenient for you! LCEC offers powerful information to help you save money and energy. 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 Theres an old wives tale that cats have nine lives. The tale might also apply to Opie, a 6-year-old Rottweiler mix. Florida Weekly recently reported that the dog had been a resident at the Gulf Coast Humane Society in Fort Myers for nearly three years. After years of watching people walk by his cage and keep walking life has changed in a big way for the teddy-bear like dog. Opie now has a home. Edwin Lips of Port Charlotte felt compelled to bring Opie home after seeing his story. To the 77-yearold retiree three years is much too long for a pet to be homeless. I said no way, Mr. Lips said. I am going down and getting that dog. Mr. Lips and Opies meeting could only be described as love at first sight. The black and tan dog hopped in Mr. Lips minivan and placed his paw on his new owners hand a move that Home at lastDog adopted after three years in shelterCOURTESY PHOTOOpie, a six-year-old Rottweiler mix, spends time with his new owner, Edwin Lips of Port Charlotte. Mr. Lips, adopted Opie after reading about him in a recent Florida Weekly story.BY ELLA NAYOR____________________enayor@ touched GCHS executive director David Stroud and his staff. We were speechless, Mr. Stroud said. It is bittersweet for staff to see a dog go who has been such a part of their daily lives. Its especially hard for Nick Shepherd, a lead kennel technician who spent a lot of time with Opie. Mr. Shepherd recalls lying on the bed in the cage with Opie and tossing him his favorite squeaky toys. He would give kisses, Mr. Shepherd said. But as hard as it is for Mr. Shepherd, he is happy the dog has a permanent place to call home. And so is Mr. Lips, who on a recent vet check-up visit at GCHS sweet-talked and scratched his new best friend on the head. You think youre a puppy, he cooed at Opie as they waited for the vet to come in the room. Youre a big schmooze. Mr. Lips who lost his beloved Newfoundland mix Casey, several years ago is delighted to have a new canine pal to walk with and watch TV.This is the best gift I can get, he said. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a University of Florida-led team more than $6.5 million to study the environmental and psychological effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on communities along the Gulf coasts of Florida and Alabama. The grant was announced by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and is part of a five-year, $25.2 million program that funds population-based and laboratory studies by University of Florida researchers and those from three other universities: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans; Tulane University; and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. UF faculty will also partner with scientists at the University of West Florida, University of South Alabama and the University of Maryland. Were providing a comprehensive approach to examining the public health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Florida/ Alabama region, but doing it in close collaboration with communities and community organizations, said Dr. J. Glenn Morris Jr., director of the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and the grants principal investigator. The grant supports more than a dozen faculty and extension agents affiliated with UF colleges and institutes to establish a range of environmental, sociological and psychological studies. Environmental initiatives include partnering with fisheries to provide citizens with a source of trustworthy information about the health of seafood in the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers will also use satellite and infrastructure data from before, during and after the oil spill to help determine how fish adapt to their new environments and where people are now catching fish. 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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 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 children 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 dominance. Teach your children to avoid fast or jerky movements around dogs, since these may trigger predatory behavior. Be a tree when a threatening dog approaches, standing straight with feet together, fists under the neck and elbows into the chest. Teach your children to make no eye contact, since some dogs view eye contact as a challenge. Running is a normal response to danger, but its the worst possible thing to do around a dog, because it triggers the animals instinct to chase and bite. Many dogs will just sniff and leave. Teach your children to stay still until the animal walks away, and then back away sl owly out of the area. Feed the dog a jacket or backpack if attacked, or use a bike to block the dog. These strategies may keep an attacking dogs teeth from connecting with flesh. Act like a log if knocked down: face down, legs together, curled into a ball with fists covering the back of the neck and forearms over the ears. This position protects vital areas and can keep an attack from turning fatal. Role-play these lessons with your child until they are ingrained. They may save your childs life. Discuss safe behavior with your children and role-play how to approach dogs, when not to approach, and what to do if confronted or attacked. You dont need to scare your children, but you do need to make sure theyre ready, just in case. And going over the what ifs isnt a bad idea for you as well. Safety around dogs is a necessary lesson for all school-age childrenral to a behaviorist who can help you rehabilitate your pet. Dont put this off: Your dog is a danger, and your own family is at risk. Of course, you cant control what other people do with their animals. Thats why you have to make sure your children know how to behave around dogs to protect themselves. Heres what everyone should know, and what parents need to teach their children: Never approach a loose dog, even if he seems friendly. Dogs who are confined in yards, and especially those dogs on chains, should also be avoided. Many are very serious about protecting their turf. If the dog is with his owner, children should always ask permission before petting him and then begin by offering him the back of a hand for a sniff. Further, they should pat the dog on the neck or chest. The dog may interpret a pat on the head from above as a gesture of Hardly a day goes by when there isnt a news story about a dog attack somewhere. When school starts, children may become especially vulnerable, walking and biking through their neighborhoods to class. And thats why every fall I write about safety around dogs. To be fair, dogs arent the biggest risk that children face growing up. Organized sports, for example, are 10 times more likely to result in a childs trip to the emergency room than are dogs. And although in most cases the dog involved in a serious attack is the familys own, its also true that many neighborhoods are not safe for walking or biking because of a dog. These animals are accidents waiting to happen because their owners either dont know or dont care that their dogs are a public menace. The experts say the signs of trouble are usually there long before a dog attacks. The dog is typically young, male and unneutered. He is usually unsocialized a backyard dog with little to no interaction with the family. He is often inadvertently trained to be vicious by being kept full-time on a chain or in a small kennel run.Is there a dog like this in your neighborhood or in your own yard? If its the latter, call your veterinarian and arrange for your pet to be neutered, and then ask for a refer-PET TALES Canine cautions Dogs who are chained for life are especially at risk for biting because they are often undersocialized and may become territorial.BY GINA SPADAFORI _______________________________Special to Florida Weekly Pet of the Week >> Dominos (A144307) is a handsome 1-year-old male black and white tuxedo domestic short hair. He is a friendly little fellow who gets along with everyone. He is cuddly and sweet. 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Ginsberg, M.D., F.A.C.S.Ophthalmologist Cataract Surgeon Laser Vision Correction Naples 2352 Pine Ridge Rd.239.263.2700 North Naples 877 111th Ave., Unit 2239.591.2949 South Floridas largest RV and boat consignment sales center Floridas largest indoor RV & boat showroom South Florida s largest independent RV and boat Service Center Insurance work welcomed 4628 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980941-883-5555 1-877-883-5555 Charlotte RV & Marine $50 COUPON $50 COUPON $50 COUPON $50 COUPON$50DISCOUNTApplies to labor charge for any RV repair. If your labor bill will be paid by an Extended Service Agreement company or insurance company then the discount will be applied to the customer responsibility portion of the bill. Limit one coupon per visit.Expires September 30, 2011 The tragic myth...leads the world to its limits, where it denies itself and once again seeks to fly back into the womb of the true and single reality, at which point it sing its metaphorical swan song. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of MusicBe my queen: You can wear that crown. Visit my kingdom. It belongs to all. Stay up here and we can fall, fall, fall. Eric Burdon and War, Magic MountainUseless focus on the continuum of tragedy and comedy has always made me laugh and cry. Look at the inception: Comedy, according to Aristotle, comes from the Greek komos, an ancient ritual in which cavorting males sang and danced around a representation of a large phallus. Not a stretch to see that evolving into a happy ending for a central character. Comedy happens to ordinary people in bedrooms and bathrooms. In the other hand, tragedy, the mirror image of comedy, comes from the Greek portmanteau word meaning goat song. This ancient ritual consisted of dancers, dressed as sacrificial goats, pantomiming the suffering and death of a hero. Tragedies happen on battlefields and in throne rooms to characters of substance. No laughing matter. And that heros demise comes as a result of this heros fatal error, or just simple mistake, which creates a web of entanglement. Hegel, the late 18th century German philosopher, proposed a new tragic theory. He saw tragedy originating not in personal heroic flaw, but as the clashing encounter between two good entangled dynamic forces. There is a collision of boons in which something must give way. Contact to the death. Thumbs down in the coliseum. Perhaps these forces can be characterized as apophatic Dionysian music, without form. And cataphatic Apollonian sculpture, quintessential form. But for heart pirates, this is too heady. Let me tell you a story. (Think transcendent O. Henry.) Once upon a time. There is a vast and mysterious land, not long ago and not far away, a blissful realm, completely beautiful, marvelous and superb. Such it is. Thus it is. Surrounded by the lands perfect wealth is the palace of the king. Within, the king sits on his throne, in natural ease, aware of all the land. He holds the movements of the land in unwavering awareness. He sees the palace outside and dreams the land inside. And this holding and that looking and all that it is held and all that is seen points to his hearts desire. The king holds within his heart an all-encompassing desire to know the queen. Yet in the midst of his knowing the land perfectly, he knows perfectly the queens unutterable unknowableness. The king can only glimpse her as he see gardens and skies and the faces of their people and creatures. If she is still, he is moving. If she is moving, he is still. The king knows that the queen wants to be known. The queen wants to be known by her king. But she knows that in being known she would no longer be queen. She could no longer be ever approaching the palace, seen by the king in everything that he sees. Yet it is in this embrace of unfulfillable desire that they find each other fresh in each new moment, not in unwavering faith but not faithless. Ever emergent, not hopeless but without hope of escape or consummation. How can we characterize such a story? No players, no program, no victory banners. Poised like Shrodingers cat, awaiting and not so much. But all in all, all told. All at once. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.MUSINGS Rx Bildungsroman


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011Success in the CityNetworking with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. B8 & 9 INSIDEMoney & InvestingThe European Unions nightmarish problems. B2 The Motley FoolIt tells the truth about investing and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. B4 BanksincrisisCount 14 local banks among the latest casualties of the economic recession and the implosion of Floridas real estate market. Nine Southwest Florida banks have failed since 2009; another five are currently in crisis, operating under regulatory enforcement action that historically could lead to their demise, as well. The local banks are among Floridas growing list of financial institutions that have been shutter ed or are operating under action imposed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of Thrift Supervision. For regulators, its really no surprise that Florida, the epicenter of the real estate boom gone bust, ranks among the states with the highest number of banks that have either failed or are currently under FDIC or other agency enforcement. The crisis is evident everywhere in Florida, says David Barr, the spokesperson for the FDIC. Florida has had more than its share of bank failures. More enforcement actions are only to be expected during a down economy. The FDICs list of the nations failed banks since 2000 includes nine in Southwest Florida, all shutter ed during 2009 and 2010. No local banks have failed so far this year. All nine were taken over by other banks, and customers savings then and now were never in jeopardy. As long as their money is in an FDICinsured institution, they have nothing to worry about, says Mr. Barr. Since 1934 (the FDIC was created in 1933), not a single customer has lost money in an FDIC-insured bank. Banks currently under FDIC and OTS action include: Bank of Naples, First Community Bank of Southwest Florida, Reliance Bank, Royal Palm Bank of Southwest Florida and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. According to regulatory reports, the banks failed to maintain minimum ratios of capital and exceeded their ratio of bad debt. Simply put: homeowners and companies defaulted on mortgages and loans, sending banks into a downward tailspin. Calls seeking comment from officers Southwest Florida financial institutions face federal scrutinyBY NANCI THEORETntheoret@ SEE BANKS, B4 The deadline is quickly approaching to submit applications for the 17th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award. Owners of small businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success must submit their applications by Monday, Sept. 12. BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank are coordinating and sponsoring the program to recognize successful small businesses and share their stories as models for other entrepreneurs. Award winners use stamina, creativity and hard work to meet challenges head on, overcome adversity and vault financial hurdles. The competition is open to companies that meet the following criteria: For-profit business; Operating under the same ownership for at least three continuous years with principal office located in Lee, Collier or Charlotte counties; Employs five to 400 people; and Has overcome adversity to achieve success. Business owners can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. Help is available for applicants to draft applications. For information and applications, contact Stacey Mercado at 433-7189 or e-mail Independent judges will select one Lee, Collier or Charlotte business from the field of applicants to receive the 2011 award. The winner will be recognized Thursday, Nov. 3, during a luncheon ceremony at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. Registration begins at 11 a.m.; program starts at 11:30 a.m.Author and motivational speaker Joan Brock has been selected as the keynote speaker. At the age of 32, while working at a school for the blind, she suddenly lost her sight from a rare disease. Five years later, Ms. Brock lost her husband to cancer and was left to raise her young daughter as a blind, single parent.Recent winners who have demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed include: JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts (2010); Old Montys Restaurant & Pizzeria (2009); The Indigo Room (2008); LeeSar Healthtrust Partners and Media Vista Corporation (2007); Fox Electronics and Mikkelsens Pastry Shop (2006); Congress Jewelers and Island Caf (2005); Invest SW Title Services and Arturos Ristorante Italiano (2004); Priority Marketing and Clean Air & Allied Supply (2003); Christ Centered Book and Music and The Thomas Riley Artisans Guild (2002); and Gulf Coast Printing Services and Ark Naturals Products for Pets (2001). Application deadline approaching for Blue Chip Award c eremo nter o n m e ng s he r om a ltM ceed in c Con c R e T L P gr C a f Se rvi c Itli(2

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 MONEY & INVESTINGEurope in the danger zoneAs hard as it is to imagine, the U.S.s economic woes pale in comparison to the European Unions nightmarish problems, which have the potential to turn catastrophic. The U.S. subprime crisis and its economic destruction of the past two years is not over, as the U.S. seems ready to lapse into a second recession. Yes, the U.S. might face many more years of very high unemployment and subpar growth; further stock market declines and continued extreme volatility might be on the horizon. But as bad as we have it, the U.S. does not face some of Europes challenges. The brunt of the EUs solution will fall hard on the Germans as they have money and they have run their country with fiscal integrity. All eyes are on Germany as it plays a critical role in the EUs debt restructuring. The ever-so-complicated EU debtrestructuring story could become totally unmanageable (and therefore catastrophic) in that Germanys courts might find the recent actions of the European Central Bank to be unconstitutional. In short, the ECB has been working hard to prevent default contagion over the past 24 months by, in part, purchasing a lot of Portugals, Italys, Greeces and Spains debt ($110 billion). Future solutions involve more of the same and/ or issuance of Eurobonds guaranteed by the member states. Presented to Germanys constitutional court is the claim that the EU Treaty does not allow the ECB to buy the bonds/loans of individual states. A verdict is expected on or about Sept. 7. Beyond the courts impending decision (which seemingly could clearly cripple the ECBs efforts to save the EU), various German government leaders are stirring a storm of debate about the ECB purchases of debt i.e. the issue is also being tried in the court of public opinion. German President Christian Wulff has accused the European Central Bank of violating its treaty mandate with the mass purchase of southern European bonds headlined a column in the UKs Aug. 24, 2011 edition of the Telegraph. Further, the German Central Bank has equally harsh words ... in its monthly report. The (Bundesbank) slammed the ECBs bond purchases and also warned that the EUs broader bail-out machinery violates EU treaties and lacks democratic legitimacy. (Source: http:// But the debate took an interesting twist when the German Labor Minister logically proposed using gold reserves and state industry stakes as security for aid. (Source: Reuters, Stephen Brown, Aug. 23, 2011). Is collateral a new idea? Not really; the Finns have offered loan support contingent upon adequate collateral. If used as sovereign loan collateral, there might be another source of demand for the yellow metal. Notable billionaire George Soros offered some perspective on the mess to Spiegel, the German newspaper, on Aug. 15, 2011. He thinks that, though unpalatable to the Germans, they will have to support the euro and euro bonds or face a collapse of the banking system. As to China, it might already (and currently) be playing an important, albeit silent, role in the EU problem. China has an interest in having an alternative to the dollar. You can count on China to back the efforts of the European authorities to maintain the euro. In response to why the euro is still so strong compared to the U.S. dollar, Soros says, There is a mysterious buyer that keeps propping up the euro. europe/0,1518,780189-2,00.html) As the euro has been uncannily stable for several months despite being the object of this volatile debate, it might well be that the euro is being supported by deep sovereign pockets... and that description narrows the field. The average investor who came to the world of investing in the 1990s (a world of investing normalcy) was shell-shocked by 2007-2008s events and is now rightly wondering if the European debt issues can be solved or contained. These are reasonable fears with factual basis. The answer might be around the corner, on or near Sept. 7. That date could be a significant turning point. Thinking that a portfolio manager can follow all these events and, based on fundamentals, choose the perfect portfolio is ludicrous. The facts change every day and the trend is more bad news. There can be stability in the form of a truly diversified portfolio with exposure to: commodities and currencies, dividend paying stocks with the potential to increase dividends, long and short positions and sufficient cash available if the Bear continues to rage. 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PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 COMMODITIES AND MANAGED FUTURES Worldwide Futures Systems specializes in the development, monitoring and execution of alternative investment strategies using what we consider to be the worlds best Futures Trading Systems. We feel that it is our experience that has made us the benchmark in futures systems portfolio trading.Call now for a FREE consultation239-571-8896Jeannette Showalter, CFA & Licensed Commodities Broker of Worldwide Futures Systems, LLC.239-571-8896 www.wwfsystems.comAn investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your investment experience, trading objectives, nancial resources, and other relevant circumstances. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. GED FUT U U U U U U U R R R R R R R E S Jeannette Showalter, CFA & LICENSED COMMODITIES BROKER and board members of four of the five banks were not returned by press time. Mr. Barr says problems are unearthed during routine annual bank examinations that delve into an institutions safety and soundness. Any formal enforcement action requires the FDIC or another regulatory agency to step in to protect customer assets, allows institutions to correct their infractions by raising capital or, in the worst-case scenario, find stronger banks to take over. The purpose is to get the bank to make necessary corrective action, Mr. Barr says. Its typically a collaborative effort with the bank.It was the best of timesDuring Southwest Floridas real estate boom, mortgage and business loans were made to residential and commercial customers with iffy credit, leaving many unable to pay when the boom turned bust, jobs and customers were lost, and the country sunk into the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Even wealthier areas like Sanibel and Captiva are now starting to feel the impact of the struggling economy. David Hall, the chief operating officer of Captiva Sanibel Community, one of the five local financial institutions under regulatory action, says the banks customers were able to stave off the worst until last year. Homeowners and businesses that struggled to stay current with mortgages and loans finally surrendered to the economic times, forcing the bank into crisis last fall. Theres been a recession in this area for four years, and our customers worked hard to maintain their business and make loan payments, says Mr. Hall. We were blessed with customers who have set aside substantial funds. They were doing the best they can, and were able to hold off until last year. Mr. Hall says Sanibel Captiva Com munity Bank is now in compliance with a formal agreement/consent order reached between its board of directors and the FDIC. Were required to maintain capital ratios at 12 percent; were at 12.8 percent, he says. Our leverage ratio had to be at 8 percent; were at 8.2 percent. Were meeting the requirements. Were in compliance. A major component of that agreement also required the bank to reduce its ratio of non-performing assets, or bad debt. We were ordered to reduce it by 25 percent and were at 28 percent, Mr. Hall says. Were actively marketing our real estate foreclosures and have active interest in our foreclosures. Weve made great progress and will continue to make great progress next year.The worst of timesIt may seem like the worst of times, however, the number of failed banks doesnt compare to those claimed by the savings and loans crisis in the late1980s. Nationwide the failure rate during the last three and one-half years is lower than during the height of the S&L failure. In 1989 alone, 534 banks failed, says Mr. Barr. Were not at 400 yet in the three and one-half years of the current crisis. Legislation passed in 1989 during the S&L crisis makes public any formal regulatory actions taken against a bank (see Historically, enforcement action against banks is low during good economic times; the number is low, says Mr. Barr. Its only to be expected in a down economy there will be more enforcement actions. Economy-wise, this is the worst recession since the Great Depression Fortunately our banks approached the economic downturn with a position of strength. The banking industry was the healthiest it had been in FDIC history. Enforcement action doesnt necessarily mean a bank has ventured into foul territory it may simply be teetering dangerously close to the edge. Nor does it mean a bank will fail. Although the FDIC doesnt track the number of banks that survive regulatory action, a report by SNL Financial, a financial and banking data and analysis firm, shows only two of the 37 Florida blanks that have failed since January 2010 emerged from enforcement action. Some succeed, some dont, says Mr. Barr. The FDIC imposed cease and desist actions against the Bank of Naples in March 2011; Royal Palm Bank of Florida in May 2009; and First Community Bank of Southwest Florida in June 2010. First Community faced previous cease-and-desist enforcement action in 2005, which it had corrected by 2007. The OTS filed enforcement action against Reliance Bank less than three month ago on June 8. The local news isnt all negative. Five local banks are among the top-rated in Florida, receiving four and five stars from BauerFinancial, which evaluates a number of factors in issuing the ratings. Five is the best. The future also looks promising for Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, says Mr. Hall. Were accomplishing our goals and were doing what were supposed to be doing, he says. Were picking up new customers every day and we made money in 2010. Its the philosophy of our board and our management that its important for us to be here. Were going to be here at the end of the year. BANKSFrom page 1Five Southwest Florida banks have received top ratings from BauerFinancial, an independent firm that analyzes and ranks the most financially healthy and best to do business with. And local bankers credit sound business practices and developing personal relationships getting to know the individual customer beyond a credit report with their success. Were very well run, have no highrisk profile and manage the bank the way were supposed to, says Brian Eagleston, chief financial officer of FineMark National Bank and Trust, one of two local banks earning Bauers five-star rating. A lot of banks look at the numbers but we get to know our customers. Thats really big for us. We know if theyre good sound people and are going to pay us. For four-star Edison National Bank getting it right and developing those customer relationships has been a way of business since its inception in 1997. We have always done relationship banking instead of doing speculative one-time transactional type banking, writes Robbie Roepstorff, E dison president, in an e-mail. We didnt do concentrations of commercial, development and construction loans. We didnt pay over-the-market depository rates to get our customer base/grow our bank. We have always paid competitive market rates. We didnt go out and try to make a bottom line off of a few select customers. We have been very consistent with our banking mission of doing relationship banking with a focus on safety and soundness, giving back to our community and always with the goal of being a long-term community bank. We feel our position and standing within the community supports that we have walked the talk. Florida Shores Bank, with offices in Fort Myers, Englewood and Venice, also received a five-star rating. Florida Gulf Bank and First State Bank of Arcadia each earned four-stars. The ratings, from zero to five, are based on quarterly reports and analyzed by Coral Gables-based BauerFinancial, which instituted the system in 1989. The companys current star ratings were released Aug. 22 and are based on firstquarter financial data. The top three factors considered in the rating system are a banks levels or ratios of capital, profitability and nonperforming assets, such as foreclosures, says Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, which recommends fourand five-star institutions. The star ratings are a good place to start; they let a customer know how a bank is able to perform currently and in the long term, says Ms. Dorway. Zero rankings, given to institutions in crisis and under regulatory enforcement action, show significant challenges, she says. Threeand 3.5-star ratings arent necessarily bad, say both Ms. Dorway and Ms. Roepstorff. As the Edison president points out, most banks established after the market turned in 2007 are going to have a higher rating than those that had to amble through the downturn. A four-star rating for an older bank, like Edison, which emerged from the recession with a fourstar rating speaks volumes about those banks, says Ms. Roepstorff. We feel very good about having a four-star rating, she says. At the same time, a person should not see a threestar rating as a negative. It is important to understand that banks have different balance sheet strategies that could cause them to be a three-star one quarter and a four-star the next quarter. Ms. Dorway sees a glimmer of hope on the horizon for banks in the Sunshine State: Florida has been particularly hard hit, but weve started to see some slow improvement during the last four quarters. There are indications we are coming out of it (the banking crisis). Healthy Banks manage risk wisely >> Southwest Florida Banks with highest ratings from BauerFinancial Inc. FineMark National Bank and Trust Edison National Bank Florida Shores Bank Southwest (Fort Myers, Englewood, Venice) Florida Gulf Bank First State Bank of Arcadia Bauer ratings: Star ratings 0 through 5 stars with 5 being the highest. Star ratings current as of Aug. 22 based on March 31 nancial data. in the know >> Southwest Florida-based banks and thrifts currently under severe enforcement actions Prompt corrective actions, formal agreement/consent orders, and cease and desist orders Company Name Total Assets Primary Regulator Enforcement Action EA date Bank of Naples $187M FDIC Supervisory 03/08/11 Prompt Corrective Action Directive First Community Bank of SWF $335M FDIC Consent order 06/15/10 Reliance Bank, FSB $85M OTS Cease & Desist 06/08/11 Sanibel Captiva Community Bank $241M FDIC Consent order 10/01/10 OTS Of ce of Thrift Supervision FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Type of Enforcement Action Consent Order: A formal agreement between a bank and the FDIC. The agreement states that certain actions must be taken and/or certain activities are prohibited, or else the bank will be subject to a cease and desist order. Source: FDIC Order to Cease and Desist: An order issued when a bank is engaging, has engaged or is about to engage in an unsafe or unsound banking practice or a violation of law. The bank must follow certain requirements or take speci c actions. in the know

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 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 Florida Weekly cuisineFabulous Pita delivers just what the name promises. C27 Artists among usMeet jazzman Stuart Shelton. C3 Gulfshore Playhouse presents a diverse lineup of lively productions for its Sensational Sixth Season in 2011-12. The world premiere of Handle with Care, Oct. 28-Nov. 20 (preview Oct. 27), opens the season. Jason Odell Williams play is the story of Ayelet, an Israeli girl who is dragged by her grandmother on a road trip to America in search of a dream. Despite a botched DHL delivery, an unexpected blizzard and an ill-equipped translator who is not really cut out for the job, the clues her grandmother deftly leaves behind eventually lead Ayelet to find what she didnt even know she was looking for: her destiny. The playwright and his wife, Charlotte Cohn, will star in the Gulfshore Playhouse production. Three of Mr. Williams plays were produced in New York last season. Ms. Cohn, a former lieutenant in the Israeli army, won an Ovation Award for her performance in Baz Luhrmanns production of La Boheme on Broadway. David Mamets 2009-2010 Broadway hit about a racially charged lawsuit, Race, will play Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 2012 (preview Jan. 26). Three attorneys, two black and one white, are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman. The plot unfolds as the lawyers and defendant grapple with the evidence of the case and their own feelings. A true case of He said, she said, Race makes audiences question what they thought, what they heard and what they think they know. Ken Ludwigs hilarious romp, A Fox on the Fairway pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, the playwrights brand new tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s runs at The Norris Center March 2-18, 2012 (preview March 1). For the fourth and final show of 201112, Gulfshore Playhouse will present Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire, playing April 6-27, 2012 (preview April 5). Next year marks the 65th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic that follows Blanche DuBois on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. Threeand four-show season subscriptions, as well as single tickets, are on sale now. For more information, call 261-7529 or visit Sixth season for Gulfshore Playhouse will open with a world premiereClassic Chamber Seven performances are in store for the 17th season of Classic Chamber Concerts. C11 ART TO LASTA CENTURYSANIBEL ARTISTS WORK ENGRAVED IN HISTORYSEE ARTIST C4 BY DREW STERWALDSpecial to Florida Weekly PHOTO BY JANET CENTURYTOP: The artist sits in the walk-in-closet-sized booth where he sandblasts his creations. ABOVE: Lucas Century engraves names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982.PHOTO BY BRIAN TIETZTAKING A BREAK FROM ENGRAVING NAMES ON THE GRANITE wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Lucas Century flew to Miami in 1983, intending to kick back for a week in the Keys. He didnt get very far. On his first day in Florida, someone stole his rental car. Even people less intuitively inclined than Century might interpret that as a sign. A friend suggested he try Sanibel Island instead, so he rented another car and drove across the state with a tent to camp out and explore the islands. He

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 C3 ARTISTS AMONG US >>What is your instrument of choice? Piano. >>Describe your musical style. Jazz standards, traditional through bop, cool and progressive styles. >>When did you first discover your creative talents? When I was in second grade, I started studying music on the trumpet. >>What did you want to be when you were growing up? A carpenter or a musician. >>How long have you been a musician? Professionally since age 15. I started playing trumpet in a big band, then eventually switched over to piano in that band. >>Where can we see you perform? Currently I am performing on piano with trumpeter, Bob Zottola, at New York Pizza & Pasta, at the corner of Immokalee and U.S. 41 on Monday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Also, were at Naples Flat Bread every other Sunday, 6 to 8:30 p.m. >>Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Rye, N.H. >>What inspires you? Good music, particularly classical and jazz.>>What is your workspace like? I work at home where I have a recording studio and office. I am proud of my recording studio and have invested in equipment that is state-of-the-art. I have converted four rooms of my home to recording spaces being able to accommodate many musicians simultaneously. I also have a grand piano. >>Are you a full-time entertainer? During season I am a full-time musician, working five to seven gigs a week. I am always working in my studio for other musicians producing CDs, arranging music and many other related facets of music production. >>How do you feel your music contributes to our community? Jazz is one of the very few art forms that originated in the United States. I feel that performing authentic jazz out in the community is a way of carrying this torch and keeping this art form alive. Unfortunately, the meaning of the term jazz has been used by the corporate music world in such a way as to dilute its true meaning, which is a spontaneous musical language between the musicians themselves or between the musician and the listener. It is this spontaneity that makes the essence of jazz so unique.>>How do you use technology in your work? You name it, Ive got it. Technology has allowed many aspects of studying, performing and recording music possible in very efficient ways, from scoring music making arrangements on the spot for singers to using an iPad on the gig to read music. One thing I do steer away from (so far) is using pre-recorded tracks. This has caused a huge displacement of real musicians working and has been a bone of contention for the working musician. >>Outside of your music, what are you passionate about? I like golf and boating, but have been so busy with music I havent had much time for them over the past few years. >>Who have you studied with? Jerry Bergonzi, a magnificent jazz musician based in Boston. It was a true honor to have studied with him. Before that, I studied for a B.S. in music education in Plymouth Sate College and a minor in business administration. In my freshman year, a teacher talked me into studying classical piano. My ongoing instrument was trumpet. I double-majored in both instruments in classical music. Jazz, for the most part, was self-taught. >>Which entertainer would you most like to meet and what would you ask him? Bill Evans to learn about his approach to jazz, concepts, ideas he developed, his roots. >>Website: Artists Among Us is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier County. The council promotes all the arts in Collier County and provides education in the arts for at-risk students. For more information and a calendar of arts and cultural events, call 263-8242 or visit www. Shelton, musicianThe Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents In Remembrance: A Concert to Honor the Victims of the 9/11 Attacks at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts on Sunday, Sept.11 at 4 p.m. The orchestra, led by James Cochran, will be joined by the Philharmonic Center Chorale and Youth Chorale as well as the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, led by Jeff Faux. Soprano Michele Byrd, mezzo-soprano Leah Summers, tenor Robert Beane and Douglas Renfroe, bass, will also be featured. This stirring concert event honors the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the 10th anniversary of that tragic day. The program features Mozarts brilliant and haunting Requiem, his final composition, and such patriotic favorites as America the Beautiful, Salute to the Armed Forces and My Country Tis of Thee. The Philharmonic Youth Chorale will be featured on We Will Stand as Strong Tall Towers, written and dedicated to the memory of the attacks. Tickets to In Remembrance: A Concert to Honor the Victims of the 9/11 Attacks, start at $30 for adults and $15 for students. For more information or to order tickets, contact customer service at 597-1900 or toll-free at (800) 597-1900 or visit The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Naples Philharmonic Orchestra concert honors memory of 9/11 victims www.janesnaples.comNATURAL & ORGANIC BREAKFAST, LUNCH & WEEKEND BRUNCH GLORIOUS PATIO & COURTYARD DINING 15% OFF WITH THIS AD. VALID UNTIL OCT. 201115% OFF WITH THIS AD. VALID UNTIL OCT. 2011Sunday Brunch! 8am-3pmNATURAL & ORGANIC BREAKFAST, LUNCH & WEEKEND BRUNCH GLORIOUS PATIO & COURTYARD DINING ALL DENTAL SERVICESWith This Ad. Expires 9/30/11 20% OFF

PAGE 56 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 was hanging out at the Crows Nest bar at Captivas Tween Waters Inn when he met a woman by chance on the dance floor. Another sign? He later married her. At a crossroads in his young career, the then-27-year-old craftsman fell in love with a woman and an island during a brief vacation thats turned into half a lifetime. Within two years, he bought a house and began to live the artists life on a lush little island preserved by like-minded nature-loving residents. Many people look for signs from the universe, but not everyone is open enough to find them or bold enough to follow them. Thats how my brain chooses to operate, Century says. Signs float up to the surface. You see how they fit together in your life. Serendipity is comforting to me. Now 56, an established artist and an island fixture for half of his life, Century could say he knows a lot about surfaces as well as signs: He specializes in engraving them. Using a process he pioneered on the Vietnam memorial in the early 1980s and has refined in the years since, Century etches artwork into glass, ceramic tile, stone and other materials. His work can be seen in four buildings at Florida Gulf Coast University the largest presence of a single artist on campus. His latest addition, Water Symphony, is a 10-by-30-foot mural adorning the donor wall in the building that houses the Bower School of Music. Commissioned by the FGCU Foundation, the mural consists of 75 2-by-2foot ivory ceramic tiles engraved with black swirling patterns. Like much of his work, it reflects the imagery of his beloved island. It was inspired by patterns in low tidal areas, the ripples left by the incoming and outgoing water, he says. The intersecting ripples have a marvelous flow. Its something I watch during my evening walks on the beach. Water Symphony, which took a month and some serious adhesive to install, strikes a dramatic chord over the entrance to the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Visitors get their first glimpse through the two-story glass faade before they even enter the building. Luc Centurys discipline-specific recognition walls add a refinement and process appropriate to a university, says Judie Cassidy, the FGCU senior director of advancement who has worked with Century on his university art. His creations are capable of standing on their own as works of art. In the conceptual process, he encourages donor involvement and blends their ideas with his own. The resulting installations are cerebral, precise and spectacular. Centurys work ensures he will have a presence on the FGCU campus for generations. When it came to his own college education, though, he never really settled in at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. He tried a number of disciplines not including art before working toward a business degree he didnt finish. In fact, he never studied art formally and collaborates with other artists when his work requires illustrations, such as the Archimedes mural in the FGCU Holmes Hall lobby. Im all self-taught, he says. The teaching began during his Cleveland Heights adolescence. A couple of neighborhood friends owned cameras and had their own darkrooms. Century picked up a camera and was drawn to photographing patterns he saw around him the bark on a tree, the ripples of moving water. A sign perhaps? When youre young, youre attracted to things you most enjoy but often move away from, he says. Im living a vision I had in high school with the camera. Centurys attraction to etching blossomed around the same time, when he got a job engraving peoples names on snow skis at a resort shop. Still, the two threads of inspiration did not begin to intertwine until years later. On summer break and pondering what to do after college, Century washed windows to earn money. An epiphany struck one day as he pulled a squeegee across a pane and saw his face reflected in the glass: He should try to transfer graphic images to glass. Four years of experiments with acid etching and other techniques produced a photographic process for creating stencils that could be used in sandblast engraving. About the same time, Century heard about the Vietnam wall project and contacted Maya Lin, the 21-year-old architecture wunderkind chosen to design the $9-million memorial. Once again, destiny seemingly stepped in. The project manager told Century they had given up on being able to engrave 58,000 names in time and on budget for the planned November 1982 dedication. Century could, and did. No one had done any amount of engraving like that before, he says. We ended up doing it on time for $275,000. The job and its scale presented a number of challenges, including humidity, high temperatures, sunlight heating the granite and inconsistencies in the material. It was like fighting my own war. Naturally contemplative and softspoken, the artist could see firsthand the memorials impact on family members who came to find their loved ones names. One day, the widow of a soldier who turned out to be the first casualty of the war stood over Centurys shoulder and watched him engrave her husbands name on Line 78, Panel 1E: Capt. Harry Cramer. The power behind the wall is amazing, Century says softly. Working on the wall helped Century buy his piece of Sanibel paradise at an age when few men have the wisdom or wherewithal to consider the bigger picture. Hes wide open, says retired businessman Will Schlosser, an islander for more than three decades. Ive known Luc ever since he came to Sanibel. Hes got both feet on the ground for sure. Schlosser sponsored significant Century works at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. But the artists hand and heart can be seen all over Sanibel in pieces large and small, in a line of commercial wildlife engravings and in community minded projects. Recently, he fabricated a solar-powered Eternal Light sculpture symbolizing unity that shines on the shared grounds of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and Bat Yam Temple of the Islands. I would call him an island treasure, say Al Hanser, a congregation member and longtime friend whose family donated the Eternal Light. Luc is just basically a part of the fabric of Sanibel and Captiva. Theres not a charity on the island where he doesnt donate a work of art. Hes very generous with his time. Sanibel and Captiva attract artists and environmentalists who share a common, utopian dream inspired by preservationist and local legend J.N. Ding Darling, Century believes. His own home? Not one of the infamous island McMansions of the 1990s, but a modest two-bedroom cottage on the lighthouse end of Sanibel that dates to 1959. The office bursts at the seams with shelves of glass goblets, vases and bowls destined for engraving. Out back, a palmand fern-fringed yard is dotted with beds of aromatic rosemary and oregano shrubs. But Century sniffs the air and picks out a sweet, hay-like scent. Cats claw, he says. I love that smell. Its so great to work at the homestead with the garden at the doorstep. Its a transition thats soft between the house and the hard, gritty atmosphere in the studio. A separate shed houses the makeshift plywood sandblasting booth where he dons a protective suit and a hand-fashioned air-conditioned hood to protect him from the floating grit the process stirs up. A thin film of sandy dust coats every surface in the walk-in-closet-sized booth where Century blasts sand and compressed air through a nozzle to abrade the surface of whatever hes engraving glass, stone, ceramic tiles. Here were engraved the glass Tourbillion disk that hangs overhead in FGCUs Academic Building 7 lobby as well as the tiles of the Bower mural. Fitting for a man named Century, he invokes time to explain his love for engraving. Its erosion, the sands of time, he says. Its what weather would do, but its sped up. Thats very empowering. Reprinted from the summer 2011 issue of FGCUs Pinnacle magazine. For more information, visit page 1 >> Lucas Century >> Born: June 23, 1955, Newark, N.J. >> Family: Wife Dee; greyhound Gracie >> Home: Sanibel >> FGCU connection: Five murals and sculptures on campus >> Claim to fame: Created process used to engrave names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. >> Last book read: Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and How to Get There from Here by Bruce H. Lipton and Steve Bhaerman >> Favorite Sanibel beach: Lighthouse Beach >> Hidden talent: I can wiggle my nose. in the know ABOVE: Century developed a technique for massengraving that he used on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. LEFT: Leonardo da Vincis Vitruvian Man inspired Centurys drawing and sketches in FGCUs Whitaker Hall.PHOTO BY JANET CENTURY PHOTO BY BRIAN TIETZ


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PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 NAPLES Also try our traditional Italian dishesfeaturing CHICKEN PARMIGIANA, SPAGHETTI WITH MEATBALLS, CHEESE MANICOTTI, MOZZARELLA CAPRESE and many more! LOBSTER SPECIALS Summer Lobster Ravioli WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater S Wonderful At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, Sept. 1-Oct. 1. 278-4422 or Thursday, Sept. 1 Derby Party Southwest Floridas only womens flat track roller derby team members will greet the public at Hurricane Grill and wings at 8 p.m. Roller derby merchandise and discounted presale tickets to the Sept. 25 home game will be available. 8017 Plaza Del Lago Dr., Estero. Live Tunes Little Eddie and the Fast Fingers take the stage from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Friday, Sept. 2 Art Reception An opening reception for The Photography of Lea Taliercio runs from 6-8 p.m. at West Elm in Coconut Point. RSVP to 498-7847 or Art Walk Art Walk takes place from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy art, music, dining and shopping in the River District. Saturday, Sept. 3 Brain Walk/Run The Naples Pilot Foundation/John Clay 5K 2-Mile Brian Power Walk and Kids Run start at 7:30 a.m. at Lowdermilk Park. Proceeds benefit service projects promoting awareness of brain injuries and brainrelated disorders. 289-8268. Chorale Auditions The Philharmonic Youth Chorale hosts auditions for youths ages 7-17. Come prepared to sing a song that showcases your vocal talents. or 254-2642. Sing It! Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs offers karaoke at Bahama Mommas Tiki Bar every Saturday from noon-4 p.m. 948-7799 or www. Weekend Concerts Gulf Coast Town Center offers its free Weekend Concert Series in Market Plaza from 8-10 p.m. Tonight: Blues and Motown by The Chicago Mob. 267-0783 or www. Sunday, Sept. 4 Indie Art Friends of Friends meets from 7-8 p.m. at Cool Hand Lucs to promote independent music, art and events in SWFL. 2040 Collier Ave. #B, Fort Myers. 791-8666 or Monday, Sept. 5 Film Night Its TGIM for the Fort Myers Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Learn how films are selected for the event and intellectualize with the indie film community and host Eric Raddatz. 810-6323. Art Gathering Estero Art League members meet from 9 a.m.-noon every Monday at the Estero Community Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. www. Tuesday, Sept. 6 Motown Tunes Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a Motown evening with Omar Baker from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesdays. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Wednesday, Sept. 7 Pet Party Cupcakes and Pupcakes is set for 6-7 p.m. at Sabal Palm Animal Hospital, 8595 Collier Blvd., Ste 110. 417-8338 or Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts an open mic/singer/songwriter night from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Kids Crafts Fun activities for kids ages toddler-12 are offered from 10 a.m.-noon every Wednesday at Playland at Miromar Outlets. Story Hour A Childrens Story Time runs from noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday in September at in the Childrens Section at Book Warehouse in Miromar Outlets. www.miromaroutlets. com. Upcoming events Fashion Event Marissa Collections hosts Fashions Night Out Sept. 8. 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or Trunk Show Marissa Collections hosts an Alexis Bittar Jewelry Trunk Show Sept. 8-9. 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or Foreign Films The South County Regional Library presents Alamar (To the Sea) at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 as part of its foreign film series. 21100 Three Oaks Parkway. 533-4440 or 533-4415. FGCU Fundraiser Dollars for FGCU Scholars runs from 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Beacon Bowl, 5400 Tamiami Trail N. Join the FGCU Alumni Association for a night of glow bowling to benefit student scholarships. Enjoy fun, food, a silent auction and contest prizes. or www.fgcu. edu/alumni. Play Auditions Auditions for The Naples Players mystery Sherlock Homes, The Final Adventure start at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at The Sugden Community Theatre. Rehearsals begin Oct. 10 for the Nov. 22-Dec. 17 show. Perusal scripts are available with a $20 deposit at the box office, 701 Fifth Ave. S. 263-7990, ext. 10. Ski Show Water ski shows by the Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team resume Sept. 11 on the lake at Miromar Outlets. Shows start at 4 p.m. every Sunday. 9-11 Service Marco Presbyterian Churchs 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services on Sept. 11 focus on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The Rev. William Lyles message is Why Did God Allow 9/11? 875 West Elkcam Cir. 3948186 or go to 9/11 Concert The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents In Remembrance: A Concert to Honor the Victims of the 9/11 Attacks at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 4 p.m. Sept. 11. $30 for adults, $15 for students. 597-1900 or Fall Film Series Maos Last Dancer (Australia, 2009) airs at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542; 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., 593-0177; and 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., 263-7768. Book Resources Online Resources for Book Discussions starts at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. 5930177. Estero Pageant The Miss Estero Pageant runs from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the fountain near Bloomingdales at Miromar Outlets. Talented young ladies vie for a spot to compete for Miss Florida U.S. International. 822-4661. COURTESY PHOTOThe Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre opens its 19th season with the musical celebration of the Gershwin Brothers, S Wonderful, playing through Oct. 1. Enjoy a season opener special with tickets priced at $39 for dinner and the show. 278-4422 or


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 C7 AVON PRODUCTSBy Linda Jones IN-STORE DISCOUNTStore 239.331.7491 Fax 239.331.7492 SUMMER SAVINGS With the purchase of 2 Dinner Menu Entres. Not valid with any other discounts. Not valid for wine dinner. One coupon per table. Expires September 10th, 2011 Must present coupon in advance.WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY 6pm-9pmLive Jazz Reduced Prices Complimentary Wine TastingsHAPPY HOUR 1/2 OFF All Drinks in the M Lounge Every Day 4pm-6pm SUNDAY BRUNCH Serving 10:30am-3pm Sept 19 Oct 17 Traffic?High Gas Prices?Get away to Key West, Americas Caribbean Paradise, aboard Key West Express...IN JUST A FEW HOURS! KeyWestExpress KeyWestExpress KeyWestExpress *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchase tickets, non-refundable, cannot be combined with any other offers. Excludes weekend fee (Fri, Sat, Sun.) Offer valid through September 30, 2011 $ 119*ADULT ROUND TRIP 1-800-KWE-7259 Butterfly & Nature Conservatory Ernest Hemingway Home Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society Museum Key West Aquarium ShipwreckTreasures MuseumFun For the Whole Family! Getting there is Half the Fun! Getting there is Half the Fun! Fun Run The Kleist Health Education Center at Florida Gulf Coast University puts on a 5K Fun Walk/Run event on campus from 810:30 a.m. Sept. 17 to help raise funds for future programming and transportation for school students in the Southwest Florida community. Early registration begins Aug. 28. www.fgcu. edu/khec/events.asp or 590 -7459. Chamber Music The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble presents S Wonderful, the first program in the seasons Chamber Series, with performances at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 and 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $34 for adults, $14 for students. 5971900 or www. Pups n Books Read to a dog or just pet one at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. Register at 593-0870. SummerJazz The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Blue Dice from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 24 on the lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 2612222 or Classical Tunes The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs AllTime Top-10 Classics, a hit parade of the most popular classical music ever written, at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Painting classes The new Samaniego Gallery and Studio is starting summer painting and drawing lessons. Mediums are oils, acrylics, mixed media and charcoal. Register at any time for a renewable four-week period. All levels, adults and children 12 and older. 4317040 or 438-6768. Magic Show Magic, Magic, Magic! starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. Florida magician Cesar Domico presents his family show in English and Spanish. Register at Submit calendar listings and photos to E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers.WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 A&E WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 Guys will set sail for Make-A-WishA manly afternoon of cigars, beer, Shulas steaks and steel drums aboard the Naples Princess will benefit the Make-AWish Foundation from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Tickets are $125. RSVP to Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or business council plans galaThe Council for Hispanic Business Professionals will hold its third annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Kensington Golf & Country Club. School on Wheels, an outreach of Guadalupe Society Services/Catholic Charities, has been chosen as the beneficiary of this years event. School on Wheels helps migrant women in Immokalee learn basic English skills. All are invited to enjoy the evening of Hispanic-style food and entertainment. For information about tickets and sponsorships, e-mail or visit annual tasting coming up for CANWomen Supporting Women holds its 10th annual wine tasting to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Handsome Harrys. Alice Carlson, a founding member of Women Supporting Women and chair of the event, has chosen Audrey Hepburns quote, I believe in pink I believe in miracles, as the evenings theme. Tickets are $75 in advance, $85 at the door. To purchase a ticket or donate an auction items, e-mail Ms. Carlson at For more information about CAN, call 436-4763 or visit your mark, get set, sprintThe second annual Stiletto Sprint to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage and Susan G. Komen for the CureSouthwest Florida takes off at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, along 500 yards of Fifth Avenue South. Runners, walkers and all styles of footwear are welcome, but only those in heels at least 2 inches high will qualify for the first-place prize. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids younger than 15. Participants who raise $50 for the cause will receive a Stiletto Sprint T-shirt, and those who raise $250 will be invited to the VIP cool-down party at Caf & Bar Lurcat. Sign up in advance at or beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of sprint. For more information, call 498-0016 or 434-6697.Mental health association plans Halloween cruiseThe Mental Health Association of SWF presents Bone Voyage, a Halloween-inspired high-seas adventure aboard the Naples Princess, on Friday, Oct. 28. The ships sets sail at 5 p.m. and returns to the dock at 7:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Cost is $50 per person. Guests will enjoy a welcome glass of champagne, hors doeuvres and live entertainment. A cash bar will also be available. For reservations or more information, contact Brian Follweiler at 261-5405 or a ball at The Ritz for NCHThe patients, staff, volunteers, donors and friends of NCH Healthcare System inspired the theme for the NCH Hospital Ball 2011: This Is My Hospital. The black-tie evening begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Tickets are $475 per person. Proceeds will help create 64 Smart Rooms at the NCH North Naples hospital. For tickets or more information, call Cynthia Bennett at the NCH Healthcare Foundation, 436-4511, or e-mail your bets on library casino nightThe Friends of the Library of Collier County will hold the third annual Red, White & Roule tte casino night Friday, Nov. 4, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Last years casino night earned the Florida Library Associations Outstanding Program of the Year Award. For 2011, the Friends of the Library have upped the ante and promise a Las Vegas-style night of dancing to The Blue Tones and taking a chance with full casino gaming and professional croupiers. Tickets are $75 per person. A cash bar will be available. For tickets or more information, call 262-8135 or visit out and dance for Sunlight HomeSunlight Home for expectant women and teens invites everyone to put on their dancing shoes for an evening with Cahlua & Cream on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $60 per person. Proceeds will benefit mothers and babies at Sunlight Home, where they are empowered to overcome poverty, abuse and homelessness through education, training and spiritual growth. For more information, call Linda Hale at 352-0251 or e-mail Linda_lee_hale@ yahoocom.13 is lucky number for tea and fashionsHumane Society Naples holds its 13th annual Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Naples Yacht Club. Sponsorships and auction items are being solicited now. For more information, call Ali OConnor at 643-1880, ext. 18, or e-mail in step for literacy Literacy Volunteers of Collier County will hold the fifth annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. LVCC teaches illiterate and non-English speaking adults to read, write and speak English. A number of prominent Neapolitans are paired with professional dancers to perform. Prizes are awarded based on dancing ability as well as the amount of money dancers raise for LVCC. For tickets or more information, call LVCC at 262-4448 or visit Send Save the Date information about galas and other fundraising parties to THE DATE


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(with this ad, cannot be combined with any other offer.)Month of September 8th Anniversary Special HAPPY HOURMonday Friday 3-6 Saturday & Sunday 11-6domestic draft beer $ 2selected appetizers 1/2 priceLunch & Dinner Randys Famous Fish & Chips $ 9.95w/purchase of a drinkFull Rack Danish Baby Back Ribs $ 9.95w/purchase of a drinkDINNER ONLY HAPPY HOURMonday Friday 3-6 Saturday & Sunday 11-6domestic draft beer wells (one shot only) $ 2selected appetizers 1/2 priceLunch & Dinner Randys Famous Fish & Chips $ 9.95w/purchase of a drinkFull Rack Danish Baby Back Ribs $ 9.95w/purchase of a drinkDINNER ONLY It was a summer to remember for students and staff of The Immokalee Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides educational opportunities for Immokalees children. Instead of wondering how to fill the summer, their days were filled with opportunities like no other visiting college campuses, participating in team building activities, visiting our nations capitol and taking part in valuable summer internships. For most students, these were once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that truly made their dreams come true all thanks to the efforts and assistance of TIF. Such was the case for Marcos Gonzalez, an active member of TIF whose dream is to have a career in civil or environmental engineering. This summer, TIF helped him get one step closer. Mr. Gonzalez was chosen to attend the University of Florida Student Science Training Program, a seven-week residential research program for up to 100 students who are considering careers in medicine, math, computer, science or engineering. Here, Mr. Gonzalez says he had a true college experience. He and his fellow students lived in a residence hall on the Gainesville campus, attended lectures, seminars and workshops, and had use of the library and athletic facility. Going from Immokalee to a large university changed his perception of the world. Theres so much more offered than I realized, Mr. Gonzalez said. Even after returning home, he finds himself reading up on the latest technology. It made me want to learn more; I have gained a hunger for knowledge. Because internships are crucial to the success of TIFs students, they were a big part of the summer. Internships provide the students the opportunity to learn about a particular career field, to develop professional skills and knowledge, and to learn more about themselves, their passions and their talents, as they build their pathway to success, said Tricia Yeggy, director of programs. In fact, nine TIF students took part in a five-week medical internship co-hosted by Collier Health Services and Florida State University College of Medicine Immokalee Health Education Site. Each day, the students had the opportunity to experience what it might be like to work in the medical industry. At the end of the five weeks, the interns and staff celebrated with a party, where each student was presented with a certificate of completion. Glendy Perez, administrative coordinator at the Immokalee Health Education Site, said each student read a thank you note they had written to staff members. It was a touching moment to know we had made a difference. The summer wasnt just about career opportunities, but also about having fun. Thanks to proceeds from TIFs Fund A Dream auction held last November as part of TIFs Charity Classic event, 25 kids had the chance to attend Cirque Du Soleils Alegria at Germain Arena in Estero. Alegria, which means happiness, certainly brought just that to the faces of the students as they witnessed the talent of the performers. Jovenel Benjamin especially enjoyed it. I thought the performance was a lifechanging experience. What we saw in that performance is what you usually see on television. So, what more did TIF students do this summer? The list seems endless! Three students were selected to represent Immokalee in Youth Leadership Collier. The students participated in team building activities, met with community leaders, and visited businesses, government agencies and civic organizations. Juan Sandoval said of his learning experience, We are each individuals, but together we can change the world. TIFs Fund A Dream allowed five students to make their first trip to Washington, D.C. A three-week ACT Prep course was held for 31 students. Last year we saw a roughly two-point increase per subject area and this year were hoping that the results turn out even better, said Ms. Yeggy. Ave Maria University and TIF provided a three-day Boot Camp for 20 graduating seniors who received scholarships through the foundation. The camp offered activities and workshops to help ease the transition into college life. Twenty-nine rising seniors took three days to tour six of Floridas major universities, giving them the chance to view firsthand the character and diversity that each of the institutions of higher education offers. TIFs three-week College Success Institute offered recent graduates and incoming seniors the chance to participate in an intensive college readiness program. Internships with area business throughout Collier County, including BCB Homes, Thomas Riley Artisans Guild, Media Vista Group, Salazar Machine & Steel Inc. and Freeman & Freeman Construction, provided real world experience for high school students. Eight students attended Kingsley Pines camp located in Maine, two were invited to Camp Deerwood in New Hampshire, and one student, Jesus Velasco, was invited to participate in a threeweek leadership camp. Velasco said camp gave him the courage and strength to want to do something else. I want to travel the world. Now, I can gather my goals, gather my dreams and make them a reality. And that is exactly why The Immokalee Foundation works so hard to provide the youth of Immokalee with the opportunities and experiences that allow them to see beyond their hometown. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and vocational school, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about the 2011 Charity Classic Celebration, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 430-9122 or visit TIF students experience a summer to rememberCOURTESY PHOTOMarcos Gonzalez, a TIF student, attended the University of Florida Student Science Training Program.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 C11 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Follow me on Twitter AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian. Summer Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday-AngelinaExperience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant. rough August 31stFour Course Dinner for Two, $65*Angelinas Ristorante is the very de nition of decadent Italian overindulgence. Chelle Koster Walton Amazing food and service Sherrill, New York July 11, 2011 e Best Dining Experience in my Lifetime HANDS DOWN. Naples, June 15, 2011 The haunted house thriller can sometimes feel like a lost art, especially with advances in visual effects making it easy to conjure spirits out of nowhere. But like Insidious earlier this year, Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark is a triumph of mood and tone that dutifully holds us in suspense until the very end. Eager to renovate and sell their old and gothic Rhode Island mansion for a profit, Alex (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) are fastidious about trying to keep their affairs in order. Alexs daughter Sally (Bailee Madison) coming to live with them throws the plans for a loop, but Kim tries to make the most of it by considering it a good opportunity to bond. Then mysterious voices are heard in a fireplace. First theyre friendly and innocent, then not so nice. And Sally gets blamed for cutting Kims clothes. Sally also starts wandering the expansive grounds, becomes curious about places shes specifically told to stay away from, and then (being a kid) of course pursues the forbidden. We know from the chilling prologue that there are small, Darth Sidious-looking creatures living below the house, and we quickly sense that this family is about to find out the same. Its all very creepy and ominous, and as long as youre in the mood for a good scare, a lot of fun. First-time feature film director Troy Nixey (under the watchful eye of stylist extraordinaire Guillermo Del Toro (Pans Labyrinth)) casts the film in almost constant shadow and darkness, which makes the creatures more haunting after we find out theyre afraid of light. Even scenes set during the day are overcast and gloomy, all of which correctly establishes an atmosphere thats disturbingly foreboding. These creatures may be small, but this family is in for a darn good fight. Having a child at the center of a good old-fashioned horror movie can be dicey, so its a compliment to say Madison is never annoying in the films true lead role. And fortunately, because the film isnt over-laden with visual effects, the actors are allowed to have a real presence and all hold up their end of the bargain. Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark is deservedly rated R, though its not excessively violent nor particularly gory. Yes, there is some shocking violence and blood, but there is only enough to make you squeamish, not enough to make you lose yesterdays lunch. The end of the summer is a terrible time for any new release theres burn out following the last four months (Thor now feels so long ago), kids going back to school, football season back in play. My recommendation is to end your hot summer by enjoying this chilling experience on the big screen. Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at FILMS Dont Be Afraid Of The DarkIs it worth $10? Yes >> Producer Guillermo Del Toro voiced one (or more) of the creatures. in the know danHUDAK PUZZLE ANSWERS


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The cost of the conference is $350, $280 for BIG ARTS members and $250 for students. For more information on the conference, visit For the third round of this years Writing Challenge, use the photo of the boy and the dog as a starting point for your creative process, wed like you to come up with fictional prose or a poem of 1,000 words or less. Florida Weekly will accept your original stories in Word format or pasted into the body of an e-mail until Saturday, Sept 17. E-mail submissions to writing@ Be sure to include your name, address and contact information. Feel free to include a headshot of yourself as well. Thanks for writing and good luck. Writing Challenge heads into Round ThreeI was working as a book editor in Manhattan when I stumbled across this photo. I was moving to Los Angles, and the crosscountry transfer motivated me to finally complete the herculean task of archiving more than 10,000 photographs Id shot over the years. Staring at this particular one, the memories came flooding back to the days of my youth, working as an aspiring investigative reporter in my childhood home of Southwest Florida, hot with humidity so thick one could sever the moisture with a knife. The year was 1962 and I was 9. School was on summer hiatus and I was seeking adventure. I took the camera my parents gave me for Christmas and a notebook. With a pencil tucked behind my ear, I set out to uncover heinous crimes and mysteries in the underbelly of our town of some 400 people. Surely I would find injustices, corruption, crimes of passion, martians ... something newsworthy. I set my sights on my eccentric Uncle Perry. Uncle Perry was infamous in town for his inventions and schemes. An entrepreneur before the term became fashionable, Uncle Perry had been dubbed with the dubious moniker, Crazy Perry. My uncle created a 10-foot lightbulb and set it on top of a street light post. The evening of the lightbulbs completion, Uncle Perry gathered his family and neighbors to witness the great lighting on Prickly Palm Road. When it was time for the automatic streetlight to come on, a flash of burning energy ignited for a microsecond, and with a thunderous pop, that lightbulb blew out the towns electricity. It took over a week for the town to regain power. Uncle Perry started a rock-polishing business, using my aunts new Maytag. That business was destined for greatness until Aunt Verna opened the door during the spin cycle and the rocks flew out, hitting her in the eye. Uncle Perry tried to invent the worlds fastest truck. He enjoyed testing the speed of his pickup through town, giving the police a run for their money. After one particularly high-speed chase, the police pulled him over and he leapt out of the truck. Sheriff Jim strolled over to my uncle, cooing, Now cmon Perry, you know you really crossed the line this time. Sheriff Jim began chasing him around and around the police vehicle. After the third lap, Uncle Perry reached into the sheriffs car, grabbed the keys and flung them into the pond. He enjoyed the comforts of the clink that evening. The police found Uncle Perrys antics amusing. His schemes actually somewhat kept them in business.I especially loved the car he tried to make fly. After several attempts to make Uncle Perry RevealedBY SUZY JOINER SEE FW WRITING CHALLENGE, C17 & Nicks Place Naples Best Kept Secret 4221 Tamiami Trail East NaplesLocated on US 41 opposite Sugden Park Open Mon-SatQuality Food. Exceptional Service.Call 239.793.2644 or visit Our outdoor patio is PET-FRIENDLY anytime, any day!NFL Football returns to Mongellos on Sunday September 11thFREE Snacks! Food and Drink SpecialsWine and Dine Club coming soonLIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLYTuesday through Saturday visit for details......... Summer Specials .........Choice of 2 Dinners & Bottle of House Wine $26.95 Lunches from $4.95. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 C17 New Items Arriving Daily! Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4 Dinner Sun-Thurs 5-10 Fri & Sat 4-11 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 239-592-0050 $ 15 00 OFFWITH PURCHASE OF $50 OR MOREGratuity added before discounts. One coupon per table. Valid Sun-Wed 4-7 pm. Not valid holidays. Not valid with special offers.EXPIRES 9-30-11Sunday Summer SpecialAll You Can EatSpaghetti & Meatballs $ 9 955-9 PMNot valid with any other offer or discount.Independently Owned & Operated The OriginalSince 1991 FW WRITING CHALLENGE his pickup famous for speed, Uncle Perry took his beloved 1957 red thunderbird convertible and rebuilt it to resemble a Pegasus. This car was going to fly. He crafted wings and put in a throttle, similar to the jets he serviced during World War II. He christened her The Flying Floozie. Sadly, she never achieved lift-off.Success finally hit with the moonshine enterprise he established out of his house. This was Perrys Shangri-La. Aunt Verna relegated the honky-tonk to the shed where Uncle Perry served up our town. The menu consisted of grain alcohol pure and strong. The mens drink special was called Moon Your Boss, and the ladies sipped on the more delicate moonshine concoction laced with a pink mixer a blend of his childrens Easter egg food coloring and sweet tea. The drink was named Moon a Lisa by Sarah Mae, a true patron of the arts. Uncle Perry was always in search of little drink umbrellas. Gotta follow the latest trends, he mused to his customers. Of course, moonshining was illegal, but the police turned a blind eye to the law and an open eye to their refills. I had been following Uncle Perry all over town that day, staying close and prudently hiding. He returned to the shed later that afternoon and opened the Shangri-La for business. The men were telling their stories of the war. Army and Navy, black and white, men of the law and man not of the law, they came together to share their stories. Some were sad about losing buddies to the horrors of war. Some stories were sprinkled with humor. Uncle Perry kept their moonshine and stories flowing until dark. I walked home and pondered what I had witnessed. Excited to start my expose, I raced to my room and wrote a 10-page essay, Uncle Perry Revealed. What started as an expose of an illegal drinking establishment, though, turned into a study of my Uncle Perry and the dynamics of our town in the 1960s. Our town was mostly spared the ugliness of racial divide. We had an African American sheriff. White cops worked for him. The town followed his lead without judgement. We were exempt from the segregation of the south. Uncle Perry did not see color only dollars and the police force never accepted a free drink. I remember Sheriff Jim sharing his sadness of losing his two brothers in the war. One body was returned home; the other was never found. A look of such sadness crossed his face, and Uncle Perry, wiping a tear from his own eye, gingerly poured Jim a drink. The trusted cop, Bill, sat in silence, remembering his own pain. It was at this moment, while hiding in the Flying Floozie, that I snapped this photograph. I captured Uncle Perry in a rare moment of humbleness and deference. My story and photograph were never published. The southern press was not ready to print such a tale of integration. With the thought of moving to moviemaking Los Angeles, I wondered if Uncle Perry Revealed might be a story for the silver screen. It was certainly time. FROM PAGE 16


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C22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 Salon Tease grand opening VIP partyFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Kassie Marti and Kylee Marti 2. Amanda Howell, Dana Smith, Donna Howell and Dawn Finucan 3. Jenny Easton, Eddie and Sarah Krehling 4. Christine Vertin, David Frohmberg and David Vertin 5. Rob and Dia Fioretti PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYFull moon yoga on the beach with Bala VinyasaCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 4 5 3 2 1. Meredith Musick, David Treglown and Sammi Andrews 2. Hector Munoz and Laurie Lyons 3. Andrea Gianello and Rebecca Harris 4. Leigh Dally 5. Emma Sager and Laura Barns 6. Kelly Gianello and Matt Reedy 1 6 5 4 3 2

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PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 239-263-45811100 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 6 blocks South of the Coastland Mall, next to the Ramada HAPPY HOUR 4:30-7pm ENTERTAINMENTBeatlemanias Peter McGann Saturday 6-9Serving the Evening Meal Since 1947 The Best Deal In TownOpen 7 Days Dinner 5:00pm-10pm Filet Mignon! Prime Rib! N.Y. Sirloin! Broiled Salmon! And much more... Wow!King sh Cabernet Sauvignon or ChardonnayTwo Dinners & a Bottle of WineWine & DineAll Entres Include Wine, Salad & Potato$1595per person$1795per person Now thru September 30, 2011 True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food 239-325-96531427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. Monday-Thursday 11:30 am-9:00pm Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Food and Thought, The Gateway of Naples, 2132 Tamiami Trail; 2132222 Organic fast casual may seem like an oxymoron, but not at Frank Oakes Food and Thought. Step up to the counter secure in the knowledge that whatever you order will be organic and healthy, whether its an all-fruit-and-vegetable smoothie (I loved the pina colada, with pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple coconut juice), a freshly made glass of juice (like The Doctor, a tangy blend of carrots, beets, celery, apple, lemon, ginger and parsley) or the solid food. The menu changes daily, but always features a vegetarian entre as well as poultry and seafood, lots of side veggies, salads and wraps. The salmon cakes were excellent, as were the smashed yams and pinto bean side dishes. I also liked the dilled potatoes and bright, stillcrunchy collards. A large, chewy chocolate chip cookie and a slice of strawberry shortcake proved that food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Dine at one of the well-shaded outdoor tables if weather permits. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2009Marias Restaurant, 27080 Old 41, Bonita Springs; 495-1868: For those who know Mexican food is much more than fajitas and tacos, theres Marias, a bastion of authentic south-of-the-border fare at bargain prices. Located just north of Everglades Wonder Gardens, its been a fixture on Old 41 since the early s. The menu offers a dizzying array of Mexican food. I loved the queso fundido, a cheese dip full of chewy crumbles of chorizo, and the sopecitos, three corn masa pancakes topped with refrieds, onions, hot sauce, cheese and chicken. Lamb tacos were delicious with onions and parsley and tampiquena tender, well-seasoned pork served with three cheese enchiladas and tomatillo sauce were excellent as well. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010Martin Fierro Restaurant & Steak House, 6002 Radio Road; 6595996. This Argentinean-style steak house is tucked into a small strip center on Radio Road but carnivores will be well rewarded for taking the time to find it. The house specialty is parrillada, or a meat platter containing a cornucopia of animal flesh served on an open grill over smoldering wood chips. Although fairly meat focused, the kitchen conjures up an excellent ceviche. A grilled salmon entre delivered to a nearby table looked so good I was sorry I hadnt ordered it. Appetizers of steamed mussels and veal tongue vinaigrette were also delicious. There are no fancy trappings here, no leather booths or tuxedoed servers. Prices are modest and vegetables accompany entrees without an added charge. For dessert, dulce de leche crepes came filled with rich, gooey caramel cream topped with generous mounds of real whipped cream. Service is leisurely but hospitable. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2011 The Pub, Mercato, 9118 Strada Place; 594-2748 At this lively gastro pub tartan-clad servers deliver well-prepared British fare in a room that appears to have been lifted whole out of the U.K. then plunked down in Naples. It offers a broad assortment of beers 25 on tap alone as well as a full bar that includes an impressive range of gins, bourbons, single-malt scotches and wine. The Scottish egg was a tasty concoction of hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage and bread crumbs then fried. A spicy pub mustard completed the dish. An order of curry chips crisp fries with red and yellow curry sauces was plenty for two. The fish and chips (made with pollock) were excellent and the Youngs Double Chocolate Stout BBQ burger was large, juicy and delicious with bacon, cheddar and tangy-sweet barbecue sauce. For dessert, we shared a Tipsy Laird two slices of fried pound cake with fresh berries sauted in brandy and creamy English custard. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2009Sam-Bucco Bistro, 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 592-6050 Most restaurants keep customers coming back because the food is exceptional or the service is noteworthy or the ambience is beautiful. Ive rarely encountered one in which all three approach perfection the way they do at Sam-Bucco Bistro, a mecca of Mediterranean splendor. The room glows a warm gold, creating an elegant ambience in which knowledgeable servers present course after course of superb food. Every dish, whether a timeless classic or something the eponymous chef has dreamed up, is composed of fresh ingredients presented artfully. I could make a meal on the Turkish grilled calamari served with arugula, balsamic vinaigrette and fresh lemon juice. A sampler platter featuring creamy babaganouj, avocado salad, marinated mushrooms, cheeses and focaccia was also first rate. A nightly special featured a fettuccine pancake with Parmesan and cream topped with a cold water lobster tail, shrimp, peas and pink sauce. Also noteworthy was an entre of shrimp and scallops chorizo with braised pears, mandarin oranges and tart pomegranate sauce. The wine list is extensive and impressive, too. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2011 PAST REPASTS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1-7, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 food & wine CALENDAR Thursday-Monday, Sept. 1-Oct. 31, Real Seafood C ompany: Lobsterfest features a 1 -pound Maine lobster with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, blue cheese cole slaw and fresh baked bread; $19.95, 8960 Fontana Way. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life o f N aples: Shelly Connors creates a menu of South American fare; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 5144663. Reservations required. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Roy s Bonita Springs: Chef Jason Grasty will teach participants how to create a sumptuous Texas barbecue, featuring stuffed jalapenos, slow-cooked Texas backyard brisket and Southern style bourbon pie; $40, Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26831 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697. Reservations required. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fleming s: Chef David Gosset will serve up a cooking demonstration and lunch featuring great pairings of wine and small plates; $35, 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-2424. Reservations required. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Angelina s Rist orante: The last of the series of summer wine dinners showcases champagne and foods that go with this noble beverage; $89, 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-3187. 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 WEEKLY CUISINE Fabulous Pita delivers just what the name promises a y, th e g s Lions m arket The Prom South Ba y Drive, g s. 8 a.m.-noon, Fr ee do m market, 151 Golden Gate ms t o cu is in e@ fl or Cute, catchy names abound in the restaurant industry, but all too often they give you no clue as to what sort of food youll encounter once you go inside. Such is not the case with Fabulous Pita, which is exactly what youll find in the casual, quick-serve establishment of the same name. The little restaurant, tucked into a small space next to Moes and across from Panera Bread near the Hollywood 20 just off Pine Ridge Road, may be a little challenging to find, but its well worth the effort, both for the great food and the equally awesome prices. The Middle Eastern food served there is simple but gloriously seasoned and is a refreshing departure from the standard fare found in the fast-food circuit. There are hot dogs and chicken fingers available should the kids insist upon them, but chances are that once they taste the authentic falafel and shawarma, they wont be so hot on dogs anymore. Falafel is a classic Middle Eastern street food that looks like a big golden dumpling. Its filled with garbanzo beans, bulgur, garlic and seasonings then fried, stuffed in a pita pocket and served with yummy spreads such as tahini and harissa. Fabulous pita does a great job on falafel. We tried the platter ($8.99), which included the pita sandwich as well as the small but well-composed salad bar along with an order of rice and beans. The falafel were crisp outside, pliant within and possessed just a hint of garlic, cumin and coriander. Add hummus, tahini (a mild sauce made of ground sesame seeds and garlic), olive oil, paprika and Israeli salad (diced tomato, cucumber, parsley and green onion marinated with olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt, and the relatively mild falafel becomes a taste sensation. For those who like their food to bite back a bit, try it with harissa, a spread of chopped peppers, garlic, cumin, cilantro and coriander mixed with olive oil and sea salt. It was a large and satisfying sandwich, although it became a little unwieldy to eat with your fingers once all the goodies had been stuffed into the pocket. As much as I enjoyed the falafel, the star of the meal was the turkey shawarma, which is basically a vertically roasted concoction of meats and seasonings, most Americans know as a gyro. Sammys shawarma platter ($9.99) comes with a choice of the vertically roasted turkey or grilled chicken. I highly recommend the turkey, which is really a combination of turkey and lamb pieced together on a vertical rotisserie with seasonings such as curry, coriander, turmeric, paprika, cayenne and sea salt. It, too, came with hummus, tahini, Israeli salad and hot pepper spread, as well as the salad bar and rice and beans. For $1.99, you can also add mushrooms with hot peppers. The meat is tender and loaded with layers of spice and salt that contrasted well with the cool, crisp salad and creamy hummus. The white rice and red beans were properly cooked and lightly seasoned. A little harissa enlivened them nicely. The salad bar is a real treat, too. Its spotless compartments held chilled containers of Israeli salad, Moroccan carrots (sauted with lemon juice, olive oil and garlic), sauted red beets (with just a touch of horseradish and lemon juice), green cabbage, red cabbage, sliced red onions, giardiniera (marinated cauliflower, carrots and pepperoncini), fried eggplant, sauerkraut, Israeli pickles and other little pita stuffers. Everything on the salad bar was fresh and well seasoned. I especially liked the carrots, beets and the fried eggplant, which was mixed with roasted red peppers and parsley. There was so much food on our platters, we werent able to try a bowl of matzoh ball soup, a potato knish or the fresh-baked brownies or chocolate chip cookies offered for dessert. Weezees pastrami sandwich ($9.99) looked pretty tempting, too. Our entire dinner, including unlimited soft drink refills, came in at about $25. Thats hard to beat for such a fresh, vibrant meal. Although you order at the counter, food is served at your table and the staff couldnt have been nicer. They were happy to explain the dishes and checked to make sure we enjoyed what wed ordered. This is an ideal spot for a casual meal, especially when carnivores and vegetarians both want to eat well and inexpensively. karenFELDMAN Fabulous Pita, >> Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Platters and sandwiches, $5.99-$9.99 >> Beverages: Soft drinks served. >> Seating: Tables indoors and outside >> Specialties of the house: Potato knish, chicken soup with matzoh balls, falafel, shawarma, hummus, pastrami sandwich, beef kabob >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.fabulouspita.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Promenade Plaza, 6434 Naples Blvd.; 596-0785 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYGolden falafel on whole-wheat pita with hummus and Israeli salad is an ideal dish for vegetarians.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAt left, a sampling of the salads available at Fabulous Pita.


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