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BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 NONPROFIT NEWS A20 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS A26 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTISTS AMONG US C3 EVENTS C6 FILM REVIEW C11 SAVE THE DATE C16-18 CUISINE C22-23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. III, No. 51 FREE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. All or nothingWhen Twinkle sings, she gives up everything shes got. C1 A grand openingSee who celebrated at Agave Southwestern Grill, and more fun around town. C19, 21 Flights to CubaSWFL cleared for takeoff, but there are no takers. B1 New hostFarm City BBQ will set up at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard this year. A13 BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ Reserve Sept. 24 for National Estuaries DayBy land and by sea, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve offers numerous interactive ways for visitors to explore the environment as part of National Estuaries Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Start at the Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, and hop on a bus for a short ride down Shell Island Road to board the Good Fortune pontoon boat, courtesy of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Leading half-hour tours on the calm waters of the reserve, naturalists will discuss the areas flora and fauna from mangroves and palms to pelicans and bottlenose dolphins. If paddling floats your boat, guided kayak trips on Henderson Creek will give visitors a half-hour taste of the two-hour tours Rookery Bay conducts weekly through Hall Bay and Rookery Bay, including mangrove tunnels. Participants must be age 12 or older, and anyone under 18 must register and paddle with an adult. There is a weight limit of 250 pounds. And for those who want to try stand-up paddling, staff from the Old Naples Surf Shop will be on hand with 12-foot paddleboards for guests to try out on Henderson Creek. There arent any size or weight restrictions, but parents must sign waivers for youth under 18. Those who venture out in kayaks or on paddleboards should anticipate wet feet. National Estuaries Day also includes plenty of land-based activities. Enjoy a naturalist-led walk along the half-mile coquina shell Snail Trail, and then veer off to explore a mile or so of unpaved trail. Watch the waterbased activities from the pedestrian bridge that spans Henderson Creek or the observation platform along WAY BACK WHEN, LONGTIME residents of Naples may recall, there was a saying that went something like this: Life begins on U.S. 41 and life ends on U.S. 41. It might have been a bit hyperbolic, but it was an acknowledgement of the role the highway, which runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami, has played in the history and growth of Naples. Anything that tinkers with such an iconic symbol is bound to raise eyebrows. And that was the case last May when city officials discussed and debated a plan that would drastically alter the configuration of U.S. 41. At the core of the proposal is a request by the city that the state redesignate a 2-mile section of the road. Basically, the city wants the state, which has control of the highway, to reroute U.S. 41 at Golden Gate Parkway eastward to the Coastland Center mall. The highway would then turn south at SEE ESTUARIES, A6 SEE REROUTE, A8 Officials agree: Rerouting is a long way off, if everCOURTESY PHOTONaturalists will tell visitors about the plants, animals and human history of the estuary as they walk along the Snail Trail.From what we have seen so far, the relocation of U.S. 41 does not appear to be viable. Johnny Limbaugh, DOTIMAGES FROM CITY OF NAPLES CRARenderings of the proposed U.S. 41 route change and pedestrian-friendly improvements 41FACE LIFT? CURRENT U.S. 41 PROPOSED REROUTESPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________


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NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics: Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Arthritis Management: Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 Death, which has faced severe public relations challenges for several millennia, now seems poised for an image makeover. At a recent debate among Republican presidential hopefuls, there were cries from the audience of yeah and yes (accompanied by a smattering of applause) when the moderator asked if a comatose 30-year-old man without health insurance should be left to die. But that was small potatoes compared to the bring-down-the-house ovation that erupted in another GOP debate when it was pointed out that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has presided over 234 executions. The death cheers were both unseemly and ghoulish. But setting aside those considerations, the cheering over Gov. Perrys record could prove useful in reigniting a national debate over the death penalty. There are two high-profile and hotly debated cases involving death row inmates in Georgia and Texas right now. In Georgia, a man awaits execution despite the recantations of most of the witnesses who testified against him at trial. In Texas, the United States Supreme Court has stayed an execution because the prosecution employed racially motivated arguments, which a jury never should have heard. I doubt that any of this will be enough to start a serious debate over the death penalty and how it is applied. That is a shame, but it is imminently understandable. When a nation is in the midst of the greatest economic downturn in 80 years, social issues like the death penalty are assigned seats in the back row. People are more concerned about finding jobs, saving their homes and putting food on the table. It would be a lost opportunity, however, if we didnt at least devote some thought to the subject. Before some tea partier dismisses me as just another bleeding heart, I should make something very clear. I favor the death penalty, in theory. Some crimes are so vicious and such an affront to a civilized society that death is the logical, and just, penalty. Revenge, in my view, can be cathartic. So, if the death penalty were applied equitably across the board and with an abundance of deliberation, Id be just fine with it. But I know, you know and I suspect even those dolts who cheered during the debate know there are two systems of justice in this country: one for the affluent and one for the indigent. The difference between those who cheered the killing of 234 people and me is that I care. They do not. For decades, especially in the Deep South, race was the determining factor in death penalty cases. A black person killing a white person would be a capital case. Reverse that scenario and youd be looking at a lesser charge that did not involve execution. While I do not dispute that race is still a factor, candidates for the death penalty nowadays seem to be selected more along the lines of how much money they have in the bank. Remember O.J. Simpson? The two murders in that case were horribly brutal and obviously carried out with premeditation, an essential element in murder in the first degree, which brings with it the death penalty. Prosecutors instead chose to charge Mr. Simpson with second-degree murder, a non-capital offense. Mr. Simpson is black. Mr. Simpson at that time was also rich, and he employed a Dream Team of defense attorneys. Not only did Mr. Simpson escape death row, he was acquitted. Another example of this two-tier system of justice is on display in Florida. Bob Ward, a wealthy developer in Orlando, stands trial for murdering his wife. He is accused of shooting her squarely between eyes at short range. Following the shooting, Mr. Ward telephoned 911 and said five times and in a voice colder than a gravediggers I just shot my wife. Mr. Ward contends it was an accident, but he had a strong motive for murder. His wife was soon to give a deposition in an investigation into Mr. Wards shadowy finances. Even with all that, prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty against Mr. Ward, who was caught on a jailhouse security camera performing an impromptu strip tease for two female visitors, who just happened to be his dead wifes sister and his daughter.No millionaire has been executed in the United States. Some long-ago mobsters who amassed fortunes through illicit means have been put to death, but thats it. And, yes, quite a few defendants with a net worth of more than $1 million have been taken to trial with cases that could have carried the death penalty if the prosecution had chosen to do so.A study of Georgia capital cases revealed that prosecutors were almost twice as likely to seek the death penalty against defendants who could not afford to hire lawyers on their own. Sure, these people had lawyers appointed for them, but the quality of representation is wildly uneven. Some of these appointed attorneys are simply incompetent and indifferent, while the good ones are buried beneath obscenely heavy workloads. Returning to Texas, there was a case there in which a man was sentenced to death. It came to light that his elderly attorney had slept through most of the proceedings. The attorney even admitted to it, saying that at his age he had to have periodic snoozes throughout the day. A Texas judge reviewing the case had this to say: The Constitution says that everyones entitled to an attorney of their choice. But the Constitution does not say the lawyer has to be awake. This cavalier approach to the ultimate punishment invariably raises the specter of innocent people being put to death. We know that has happened, but it doesnt seem to register with people who hoot and holler at debates. A study by Northwestern University School of Laws Centre for Wrongful Convictions had, by 2009, documented 38 executions that were carried out despite compelling evidence the person was innocent or the presence of serious doubt about guilt. It is past time that we admit the process of sending people to their death is flawed. We have two choices: Either fix the system or take the death penalty off the table all together. Sadly, I see nothing to indicate that we, as a people, are inclined to do anything at all, other than cheer and bellow when demagogues use human lives as campaign props. COMMENTARYThree cheers for death! i i t p P j t billCORNWELL


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 A penny is 1 percent of a dollar, a dollar is 1 percent of a yard, and a yard a hundred bucks is 1 percent of ten grand. Its not much, 1 percent, but thats never the question. In poker or percentages, either one, the question is always this: Is it enough? Were a mere 300 Spartans enough against the invading Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae, in September of 480 B.C.? Were 300 members of the U.S. 7th Cavalry enough at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, in June of 1876? Was the first small wave of the Second Marine Division, which tried to wade ashore at low tide from about 500 yards out over sharp coral, enough at the battle of Tarawa, beginning Nov. 20, 1943? (One of my uncles was there, and he was not enough. But he managed to get to the beach and last about 30 minutes, Ive been told.) One percent. I began thinking about the numbers last week when I read the following sentence in a look back at the decade since 9/11. In the Sept. 12 issue of The New Yorker Magazine, George Packer wrote: Without a draft, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been fought by less than 1 percent of the (American) population. Not 1 percent. Less than 1 percent. Is it enough? Would a full 1 percent be enough or 2 percent or 10 percent? Shortly after I digested this uncomfortably compelling statistic, that pip-squeak percentage 1 percent started popping up like a jackrabbit in good grass, all over the place. And the more I thought about it, the more it demanded my attention. One in 100 American adults are behind bars. Roughly one in 100 lawyers lose their licenses to practice law by misbehaving (only one in 100? That cant be right). About one in 100 female adolescents suffer from the eating disorder anorexia, and one in 100 African Americans inherit a gallery of family forbears that includes at least 50 percent European ancestry. (Maybe for them, thats similar to having anorexia or skin cancer or something you just hope you can get over it.) And guess what? Only 1 percent of todays babies have the names Emma or Jacob, currently rated the most popular. Thats a lot more than merely 1 percent relief, at least to me. Sometimes one in 100 is just plain ugly Jane. One percent of American households, for example, hold about 43 percent of the financial wealth in the nation, defined as total net worth minus the value of ones home. One percent. Meanwhile, we all share the suffering together if not in war, then in dollars. But some of us share a little more suffering than others. The median household last year suffered a 36.1 percent plummet in wealth, defined as marketable assets (a term that too audibly suggests the primary economic strategy of practitioners of the worlds oldest profession). The top 1 percent, on the other hand, endured an 11.1 percent drop. That means if you had $100 million and you lost 11.1 percent of it, youd be down a whopping $11.1 million, which is a lot worse than having, say, $100,000 and losing a mere 36.1 percent. In that case youd only bleed out $36,100, which is no cause for whining. Two conclusions can be drawn (probably by the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans): One, clearly its much more difficult to be rich. And two, poor people or middle class people complain a lot. By the way, those percentages arent made up. You can find them and trace their reputable academic sources in a variety of ways, including by visiting www.sociology. html, where Prof. G. William Dumhoff summarizes the numbers. Or by checking the recent work of the economist Edward M. Wolff at New York University. Meanwhile, the academics point out that since the median workers pay these days is roughly $36,000, and the median remuneration for CEOs across the board last year was about $3.9 million, workers make less than 1 percent of what their top bosses earn. Of course, the CEOs of Standard & Poors 500 firms take in $10.6 million, or about 300 percent more than the median income of workers, and those heading Dow-Jones companies have median annual incomes of $19.8 million, or about 550 percent more. But whats a few million among friends and patriots? I have this in common with Dick Cheney, the former vice president of the country as well as a former Halliburton chairman who received a $33.7 million retirement package when he joined George W. Bush to run for public office: I, too, am fixated on 1 percent. Mr. Cheney established the 1 percent doctrine that helped lead us into Iraq in search of weapons of mass destruction. If a perceived threat had even a 1 percent chance of being real, he said, we have to treat it as a certainty in terms of our response. That attitude created the severing of fact-based analysis from forceful response, according to the Pulitzer-Prize winning writer Ron Suskind in his book, The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside Americas Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11. Its sadder than that, too. With no draft with only 1 percent of Americans actually fighting a war while the rest of us go to the mall there was little government effort for years to contract for, and buy, better weapons, according to The New Yorkers Mr. Packer. A better Humvee, for example, which several American companies stood ready to make. Such a vehicle could have withstood the increasingly sophisticated IEDs or Improvised Explosive Devices that have killed so many American in Humvees. The Florida dead number more than 260 men and women who once called the Sunshine State home, according to report in last year in the Fort Lauderdale SunSentinel, including 12 from Lee County, nine from Palm Beach County, four from Collier County, one from Charlotte County and one from Hendry County. There probably are more by now. And every one gave not 1 percent, like the nation like you and I have been asked to do but 100 percent. PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia David Michael Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob RaymondCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersPaul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Hope Jason Nick Bear Hannah ArnoneCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Cori Higgins Sales 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 OPINIONThe 1 percent solution o l 5 t s y rogerWILLIAMS rwilliams@floridaweekly.comThe paranoid interpretation of Barack Obamas presidency would be that hes a plant from the libertarian Cato Institute slyly wor king to discredit government. Could the tea party have devised a more diabolical scheme than a liberal president delivering a passionate speech plugging an enormous jobs program that wont work and doing it in grandiose terms that identify it with the historic liberal agenda? About half of the bold-seeming $447 billion President Obama jobs package is an extension and augmentation of an alreadyexisting temporary payroll tax cut. At best, preserving the cut avoids the pain of its lapse. It does put more money in the pockets of workers and, at the margins, reduces the cost of hiring for employers. But a lot of the money will be saved, not spent, by strapped workers, and employers will hire based on market conditions, not a tiny boost from government. President Obamas struggles with the economy are reinforcing the idea that government cant solve problems, and that it cant learn from its mistakes. Already dogged by the false promises of the first stimulus, President Obama has resorted to a second round of dubious assurances. Upon the passage of the first stimulus bill, he touted the shovel-ready infrastructure projects that would create immediate jobs. When few of these jobs materialized, even President Obama joked that theres no such thing as shovel-ready. But needing something, anything to call a jobs bill, hes back to misleadingly selling infrastructure as a short-term jobs measure. In a new twist, he wants $25 billion to refurbish schools. There is no serious evidence that the physical plant at schools in the United States correlates with student performance. John Maynard Keynes once said that even hiring people to dig up buried cash would help in a recession. President Obama wants to bury the cash in schoolyards and pretend its an educational initiative. He wrapped this all in a stirring defense of government. What kind of country would it be if we had no bridges or dams? he asked. This is a straw man a crow could identify from 200 feet away. No one doubts the necessity of infrastructure. But that doesnt mean it should be thought of as a fast-acting jobs program, or that it should trump all fiscal considerations. President Obama invoked Abraham Lincoln as a fellow believer in big, governmentsupported projects. He didnt mention the sweeping transportation scheme supported by President Lincoln as a state legislator in Illinois that collapsed in a heap. It left the state, in the words of a biographer, with an enormous debt and an empty treasury. President Obama could admit that this recession, driven by a financial crisis, isnt susceptible to quick Keynesian cures and focus on fundamental tax and entitlement reforms. Or he could once again put himself and his party behind an expensive measure poorly designed to meet the current crisis and speak of it as government activism at its finest. In choosing the latter, he risks feeding the skepticism of a public whose faith in government is scraping at 50-year lows. Consider it an in-kind contribution to the Rick Perry campaign, from our Manchurian President. Rich Lowry is editor of the National ReviewThe Manchurian president e e i d s s richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 Museum celebrates role of animals in local historyCollier County Museums are highlighting the importance of wild animals in Southwest Floridas rich history with activities in observance of National Museums Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Visitors to the main Collier County Museum will learn about exotic and endangered species in the area and will get an up-close look at some of the animals from Kowiachobee Wildlife Preserve. The movie Dr. Doolittle will be shown, and Safari Sam will turn young visitors into the animals of their choosing with this face-painting expertise. Chic-Fil-A has donated its signature chicken sandwiches for free to all attendees, and the museum will hand out bottled water. The museum is in the Collier County government complex, 3331 Tamiami Trail E. Admission is free. For more information, call 252-8476. Snail Trail. Learn about the research done at Rookery Bay by touring the science labs, and peek through microscopes to see plankton. Kids will love the marine critter touch tank as well as aquariums filled with native fish. They can also make fish prints, watch nature films and have their faces painted. Russells Clambakes and Cookouts will sell lunch near the picnic area on the back lawn.USPS First Day of SaleThe U.S. Postal Service will conduct a First Day of Sale of the new Saving Vanishing Species stamp featuring an Amur tiger cub. The first-class stamp will sell for 55 cents, and net proceeds above the 44-cent cost of postage will go to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. USPS Go Green stamps, which show simple actions people can take to improve the environment, will also be for sale. All activities, including boat trips, are free with the days discounted admission ($3 for ages 13 and older, $2 for ages 6-12). Sign-up forms for the boat trips will be available at 10 a.m. National Estuaries Day event partners include the Conservancys Good Fortune pontoon boat, Cruise Naples, Costco and Old Naples Surf Shop. ESTUARIESFrom page 1 National Estuaries Day>> What: Boat rides, kayak trips, paddleboard demonstrations, nature walks, science lab tours, marine critter touch tank, nature lms, kids crafts, music and more >> Where: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Road (south of U.S. 41 on Collier Boulevard) >> When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 >> Admission: $3 for ages 13 and older, $2 for ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger as well as for Friends of Rookery Bay members >> Info: 417-6310 or in the know COURTESY PHOTOThe USPS new Saving Vanishing Species stamp will be available as a First Day of Sale purchase for collectors.COURTESY PHOTOGuided kayak tours on Henderson Creek give even novice paddlers a chance to explore the mangrove wilderness.


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 Goodlette-Frank Road before eventually rejoining the current highway. Included in the plan is a proposal that would allow the city to work with the state to reduce the lanes around present-day Ninth Street South from six to four. The state is scheduled to report back to the city next month, and although no official word has been delivered, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation says the proposed redesignation appears to be dead in the water. We are currently evaluating the citys request, but we do not have the all of the data we need to make an official recommendation, says the DOTs Johnny Limbaugh. From what we have seen so far, the relocation of U.S. 41 does not appear to be viable. A preliminary review of the proposal, he adds, shows that it would require upgrading other roads and implementing additional standards that are simply not feasible. Still at play, however, is the lane-reduction proposal, Mr. Limbaugh says. Although the precise location the lane reduction would encompass is hazy, it would roughly extend from the intersection at Golden Gate Parkway to the Four Corners in downtown, where U.S. 41 takes a sharp turn eastward. This idea also faces an uphill battle for a number of reasons. Some 20 years ago, the City Council opposed the widening of U.S. 41 and passed a resolution denouncing it. The state ignored the citys protest and added the two additional lanes anyway. Its difficult to envision a scenario that has the state reversing itself, especially in these austere times. There are competing interests at work here. The city wants to redesignate U.S. 41 and reduce the number of lanes in order to improve parking and also make the road pedestrian friendly. If rerouting were to occur, it possibly would give the city control of the roadway from Golden Gate Parkway all the way through the Four Corners. The states interest, Mr. Limbaugh points out, is ensuring a smooth flow of traffic while also maintaining safety standards. It could be a tough sell to convince the state that reducing lanes is compatible with moving vehicles swiftly and efficiently through the city. Also lost in the hullabaloo is the fact that even if the stars align in the citys favor and the bureaucracy moves at warp speed and funding can be secured, any changes to U.S. 41 are years perhaps decades away. Mr. Limbaugh says the citys proposal is the mere beginning of what could prove to be a long and grueling process that would include Collier County, planning agencies and Lord knows how many more studies. Environmental and social-impact studies certainly would have to be conducted and reviewed, he says. In short, if the city can somehow secure approval, which is a dubious proposition at best, this will be a bureaucratic snarl of epic proportions. It will not be easily resolved. If anything happens at all, it will be many, many years in the future, Mr. Limbaugh says. Vice Mayor John Sorey concurs with Mr. Limbaughs assessment and predicts that if state approval is gained and everything else goes swimmingly, it could be 20 or so years before any real changes could be accomplished. I dont believe that everyone knows this a long-term situation, he says. Nothing is imminent. (The citys point man on the project, Assistant City Manager Roger Reinke, did not respond to several requests for an interview for this article.) Mr. Sorey says the state has yet to inform the city that proposal to redesignate U.S. 41 is not viable. He also notes that no one has any real idea how much redesignation and lane reduction would cost. We havent gotten to the point of putting a cost on it, he says. It would be several million dollars, at least, I would expect. And even if there were a solid estimate of the project cost, he adds, there is no state, federal or city money available to do the work. The prospects for funding in the foreseeable future are bleak. The proposal flies directly into headwinds that prevail in Washington and Tallahassee. Even dangerously deficient bridges and roads cannot secure funding for repairs, and Congress seems to be in no mood to increase infrastructure spending. When, and if, such spending resumes, the plan for U.S. 41 would have to leapfrog projects that involve public safety and other vital interests. Additionally, Naples is home to Gov. Rick Scott, who has instituted widespread and highly controversial budget cuts. The governor would have a hard time justifying politically the expenditure of funds to make a stretch of road pedestrian friendly in his hometown when he has jettisoned more pressing programs in other areas of the state. Mr. Sorey says the city went into this project fully aware of how long it would take to accomplish if it could be accomplished at all. Indeed, the enormous lead time is the reason they got the ball rolling now. Of course, he says, it is impossible to predict what conditions will be in 20 years; a future city council might have other priorities. But Mr. Sorey says the city thinks it is important to begin the process now, and he believes such a plan would be a boon to the city, if it ever could be accomplished. I believe it would reenergize Naples, he says. To be viable, we must, at some point, become pedestrian friendly. Right now were just babystepping our way through what would be a very, very long process if we get approval, which is not certain. Not everyone sees the situation through the same prism as Mr. Sorey. Nick Giannone, owner of the Downtown Naples Barber Shop, is perhaps the most vocal, visible and energetic of the plans critics. Mr. Giannone knows something about battling local government. He was the hero and ultimate victor in the Great Barbershop Pole War of 2007. In that episode, Mr. Giannone locked horns with Collier County, which was seeking to ban swirling poles outside of barbershops. The controversy got fierce, and Mr. Giannone became something of a celebrity. He recalls that a relative in New York emerged from the shower and saw him being interviewed on television. He says the relative stared at the screen and thought, Oh, I wonder what sort of trouble Nick is stirring up now. I really went after (Collier County) on that one, he says proudly. And weve still got the poles. Mr. Giannone maintains rerouting U.S. 41 would kill downtown businesses, and a narrowing of the lanes would be a safety hazard and increase traffic congestion. I predict that this area would start to look like Old U.S. 41, which is nothing but boarded-up and vacant businesses, he adds. I dont know what they are thinking, he says. Theyre trying to fix a problem that doesnt exist. As to the issue of lane reduction, Mr. Giannone says that doesnt make sense. Thats going backwards, he says. Why do we want to go back? We need to be looking ahead. Mr. Giannone says he wasnt aware of the long lead time. Twenty years? the 71-year-old barber asks. Whoa, I dont think Ill even be alive then. Id like to still be alive, but who knows? Not likely. The extended timeline and the Herculean obstacles the proposal faces ease his sense of urgency, he adds. I just didnt know about that. I was under the impression that this was something that might be done pretty soon. Mr. Sorey says anyone expecting quick action will be disappointed, or as in the case of Mr. Giannone greatly relieved. The economy has got to turn around before we can proceed, he says. Even then, it will be a tough task to get this approved and then secure funding. The vice mayor says the story has played out in dribs and drabs, which helps to explain the misunderstanding regarding the plans extended timeline. As with many things, the public got just enough information to be dangerous, he says with a laugh. REROUTEFrom page 1 IMAGES FROM CITY OF NAPLES CRAPedestrian-friendly improvements have little chance of coming to fruition anytime soon.I dont know what they are thinking. Theyre trying to fix a problem that doesnt exist. Nick Giannone, Downtown Naples Barber Shop


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 A9 Every day is cause for celebration when you consider the newest choice in retirement living in the Naples and Marco Island area The Arlington. Thats because this exceptional community is so much more than just a new address or residence. Its the start of a whole new phase of life. One in which growth and discovery become the norm. Where generosity and gratitude create the kinds of bonds that turn new neighbors into new friends. A place for individuals to thrive while knowing the kinship of others is always nearby. Its like opening the door to endless possibilities. And when the possibilities are endless, so are the reasons to live every day like never before. Whether its raising a toast or raising your hand for lifes next greatest adventure. MODEL AND INFORMATION CENTER12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501, Naples, Florida 34113 (239) 206-2646 or toll-free (866) Located on Tamiami Trail East, across from the Freedom Horses Monument at Lely Resort. Open 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays by appointment. The Arlington of Naples welcomes those of all faiths, beliefs and tradi ons.How about a toast to new possibilites? Edison State College-Collier Campus, in conjunction with Southwest Florida Works, hosts a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Free and open to all interested students and the public, the event has three major components: 1. A transfer component for those interested in pursuing new educational opportunities from colleges and universities statewide; 2. A job fair component with employers from several area companies looking for talented professionals; and 3. A mini-versity consisting of seminars throughout the day about things such as writing cover letters and resumes and helpful interview tips. ESC-Collier Campus is at 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, off Collier Boulevard three miles north of Tamiami Trail East. For more information, call 732-3709 or e-mail The 2011 Campaign for Leadership, a nonp artis an program designed to encourage citizen leaders to serve on boards and commissions and/or run for elected office, is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, at the Naples Botanical Garden. Speakers and panelists will include U.S. senators from Florida Bill Nelson (confirmed) and Marco Rubio (invited) and more than 25 elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, the media and policy experts. Leadership Collier Foundation partners with the Collier Building Industry Association, Collier County Presidents Council, Economic Development Council of Collier County, Greater Naples Better Government Committee, the League of Women Voters of Collier County, the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the Naples Daily News and the Naples Mens Discussion Group to present the program. Participants will be charged with a vital task: to advocate and promote excellence at all levels of local government, says Michael Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Collier Foundation. Registration is $75. To sign up or for more information, including a PDF brochure with agenda, visit campaignforleadership2011 or contact Lori Freiburg at the chamber by calling 403-2904 or e-mailing Career fair at Edison open to all Program promotes involvement in local government

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 Mia Ferrao, who with mom Donna Ferrao pitched in as part of the team from Waste Management, drops off bags of litter collected at Vanderbilt Beach. COASTAL CLEANUP DAY IN COLLIERMore than 1,200 volunteers showed up at more than a dozen sites to help Keep Collier Beautiful as part of the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup effort on Sept. 17. Organizers are still tallying the results, but here are the numbers from just one site, Vanderbilt Beach, where volunteers bagged: 1,105 cigarette butts 144 cigar tips 65 drink lids 60 plastic bags 54 straws 45 food wrappers 20 glass bottles 5 fishing lures 2 ropesCOURTESY PHOTOSMembers of Brownie Troop 371 from Naples Park Elementary were among the estimated 275 volunteers who helped clean up Vanderbilt Beach. The Brownies are, left to right: Edith, Isabella, Sisi, Abby, Theresa, Ashley, Keanna, Emma, and Kaitlyn.The days most unusual debris was a 100-pound safe, pulled from Naples Bay by volunteers from the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Naples police were consulted but found no identifying marks on the safe.Avow Hospice plans blessing of the animalsWell-behaved pets and their owners are invited to a blessing of the animals at Avow Hospice at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The traditional service is held in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Attendance is free, and everyone is welcome. Avow Hospice is at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. Cat coalition plans event at Freedom ParkThe Collier Community Cat Coalition is planning an event Saturday, Oct. 15, in recognition of National Feral Cat Day. Coalition volunteers, who advocate for Trap, Neuter, Return along with adoptable cats and kittens will be at Freedom Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers will help educate visitors about controlling the feral cat population. Owners who bring their cats will be able to have them micro-chipped ($10 donation) or vaccinated for rabies ($15). Additional funds will be raised by a 50/50 raffle. Vendors will be on hand with food and pet products, as will representatives from local animal rescue groups. The cat coalition will welcome conations of wet or dry cat food. For more information, call Megan Sorbara at 431-0331, e-mail kittycat1368@ or find the Collier Community Cat Coalition on Facebook.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 A11 NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEPlacenta pills Cant possibly be true Government in action Inexplicable Least-competent criminals Unclear on the conceptThe medical establishment generally regards placentas (afterbirth) as biohazardous waste, but to New York City placenta chef Jennifer Mayer, they are a nutrient-laden meat that can alleviate postpartum depression and aid in breast milk production (among other so-far-unverified benefits). Ms. Mayer typically sets up in clients own kitchens, she told New York magazine for an August story. Some placentas are really intense, with grief or sadness or uncertainty. Others might be joyful, big and round. Ms. Mayers method: Drain the blood, blot dry, cook for a half-hour (leaving something resembling brisket), chop into slivers, dehydrate overnight (rendering it jerky-like). For a popular touch, Ms. Mayer then grinds it in a blender and pours the powder into several dozen (one-a-day) capsules. The Learning Channels Toddlers & Tiaras series has pushed critics buttons enough with its general support of the competitive world of child beauty pageants, but a recent episode provoked unusually rabid complaints, according to a September New York Post report. Mother Lindsay Jackson had costumed her 4-year-old Maddy as Dolly Parton anatomically correct (chest and backside) Dolly Parton. The Post described Maddy as embarrass(ed) at her chest when another 4-year-old pointed at her and asked, What is that? (Ultimately, the judges liked Maddy for sweetest face.) Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Rob Dickerson finally received his Purple Heart this summer, four years after he was seriously wounded in a rocket attack in Iraq and two years after he began a paperwork battle with the Army to prove his injury. Recently, the Army had apologized and mailed him the award, but it arrived C.O.D., leaving Mr. Dickerson to pay the $21 fee. (The Army subsequently reimbursed Mr. Dickerson the fee, but Dickerson said he hasnt been able to cash the check, in that it was erroneously made out to Roy Dirksen.) Madrids Getafe soccer club, struggling for customers, startled Spain this summer by commissioning a porn movie, with zombies, hoping to attract more fans. As if that were not quixotic enough, it then tied the movie to a campaign to solicit sperm-bank donations. Explained the films producer, Angel Torres, We have to move a mass of fans to seed the world with Getafe supporters. A promo for the film follows a Getafe fan, armed with a copy of the movie for his viewing pleasure, as he disappears into a clinics private cubicle to fulfill his donation. The man who approached tellers at the Eastern Bank in South Boston on Aug. 25 eventually fled empty-handed, but only after one teller had refused his order for all your money (she told him she was closed) and another had scolded him for breaking into the front of the adjacent line and for not removing his hoodie. In A ugust, 400-pound Eric Kenley, 48, w on a new trial for his two New York City robbery convictions after appeals court judges realized that the police lineup that identified him was unfair, in that he was apparently much fatter than the other men in his lineup. The police had attempted to compensate by using larger-than-average men and by presenting them all seated, to minimize the weight difference. Obviously intense about potential child-trafficking, the government of Quebec, Canada, requires strict proof of a live birth, certified by a doctor or licensed midwife. However, the waiting list to hire either one is long, and Heather Mattingsly went with an unlicensed midwife, whose word the Directeur de letat civil declined to accept. Four months after the birth, the agency ordered Ms. Mattingsly to submit to a vaginal examination. After calls from the media (according to a Montreal Gazette report) persuaded the agency that such an exam was useless, it finally agreed, on Aug. 26, to grant a birth certificate if Ms. Mattingsly submitted a doctor-certified copy of her pre-birth ultrasound. Jason Dean, 24, was arrested in Ringgold, Ga., in August and charged with false imprisonment after he waited in the parking lot of a Taco Bell, approached an 18-year-old woman and handcuffed her to himself. After her screams brought others to come help her, Mr. Dean explained that he had been trying for several months to get the woman to go out with him but that she had so far refused. A New York Times obituary for former lead singer Jani Lane of the heavy metal band Warrant revealed that Mr. Lanes birth name (he was born a year after Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy) was John Kennedy Oswald. Rebellious musicians (Warrants debut album was Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich) often adopt provocative stage names to enhance their image, but Mr. Lane must be one of the very few to have abandoned a provocative birth name in favor of a bland one.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 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 $15 Grocery OrderAssorted Flavors 12 oz. 12 pk. Polar Seltzer waterMust have coupon at time of purchase Free with a $30 Grocery OrderCovey Run Riesling 750 ml.Must have coupon at time of purchase Walk this way for United Way of CollierStep out for United Way of Collier County by participating in the sixth annual Walk for the Way on Saturday, Sept. 24, at North Collier Regional Park. This has become a flagship event in Collier, says John Brucato, Walk for the Way chairman and a volunteer board member for UWCC. Its a truly feelgood day, because you get to see the power of our communitys spirit at work. Were also making this event an opportunity for us to say thank you to those who support our campaign by giving away 1,000 commemorative T-shirts. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the 2-mile walk around the parks nature preserve sets out at 9 a.m. The Marine Corps League color guard and the Golden Gate High School drum ensemble will mark the start of the walk. A shorter, 10to 15-minute route around the main lake is also available. The Miami Dolphins game bus will be in the parking lot, and Mercury Morris and Larry Little, alumni players from the 1972 undefeated team, Dolphins cheerleaders and members of the official Miami Dolphins Community Team will greet walk participants. Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 5 and younger. Businesses, community groups, youth sports and civic organizations and neighborhoods are encouraged to form walk teams and show up in force to help the United Way reach its campaign goal of $2.3 million. Walk for the Way is presented by Publix Super Markets and in partnership with Collier County Parks & Recreation. Major sponsors include Bond, Schoeneck & King; RWA Consulting; United Parcel Service; Fifth Third Bank; T-Shirt Express; IRMS; Cummings & Lockwood; Hilton Naples and Shulas. For more information, visit See news about more walks for good causes throughout the community on page A24.Be a breakfast guest of Volunteer CollierVolunteer coordinators and executive directors of area nonprofit agencies are invited to join Volunteer Collier Inc. for continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Hilton Naples. The mission of Volunteer Collier is to match volunteers with local charities and to maintain an online calendar where agencies and individuals add events or find things that interest them for volunteering purposes. Attendance at the breakfast is free, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Call Don Scott at 250-5000 by Oct. 5. For more information about Volunteer Collier, visit Army pantry shelves need restockingAs its supplies dwindle and the requests for help increase due to this uncertain economic situation, the Collier County Salvation Army is seeking canned food donations to help the needy and destitute. Were concerned we wont be able to help people arriving at our doors through the year, says Naples Corps Officer Capt. Pierre Smith. The Salvation Army has always relied on the generosity of local residents to help us do our work, and we are making a special plea at this time for support. Donations of canned meats, vegetables and fruit and well as rice, beans, pasta, cereal and baby formula are especially needed to replenish the pantry shelves. Besides feeding hungry people, The Salvation Army provides clothing for the needy, utility assistance and emergency aid for struggling families. Lately, however, Capt. Smith says, Most local citizens have had their minds on the state of the economy. Theyre looking for relief themselves. Its hard to interest them in the plight of those truly needy people whove made their way to our doors, many for the very first time. For more information about donating food, call 775-9447 or visit a slice, help Empty BowlsCalifornia Pizza Kitchen in Waterside Shops will donate 20 percent of its receipts on Thursday, Sept. 29, to the Naples Empty Bowls project for purchasing supplies to make pottery bowls for the annual soup sale coming up in January. Set for Jan. 28 in Cambier Park, the Naples Empty Bowls project raises money for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which distributes food to Southwest Florida food pantries and through its mobile pantries. Last years event raised more than $30,000, which translated into $180,000 of food and services the food bank could provide. NONPROFIT NEWS COURTESY PHOTOSetting the pace for the 2009 Walk for the Way

PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 TO YOUR HEALTH Free car seat safety checks setAs part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County and The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will conduct free child car seat safety inspections from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24, at Twinkle Twinkle Little Store. Families are welcome to come and enjoy a bounce house, play area, refreshments and giveaways for the kids while certified safety technicians assist parents at their vehicles. The store is in the Outback Steakhouse plaza at 4910 Tamiami Trail N., one block south of Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call 262-5904.Workshop planned for COPD caregiversThose caring for a loved one who suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can learn patientand self-care techniques at a workshop from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Ispiri community center at Avow Hospice. Sessions about reducing caregiver stress and increasing patient comfort will be presented by Avow Hospice staff members including Dr. Paul Mitchell; Mary Brodeur, RN; and Louise Kenny, LCSW. Attendance is free, but advance registration is requested. Trained Avow Hospice volunteers may be available to sit with patients while their caregivers attend the session. For more information or to register, call 649-3689. Pharmacy tech classes set for ESC-CollierA pharmacy technician training programs begins Oct. 6 at Edison State College-Collier Campus in partnership with the University of Florida. Meeting twice a week for 14 weeks, the course will provide students the skills needed to assist a pharmacist in packaging and mixing prescriptions, maintaining client records, purchasing and controlling inventory. The course also includes an 80-hour internship. Classes will meet on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, Oct. 6-Jan. 21. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. Tuition is $3,900. For more information, call 732-3128. Download the registration form at www. I never get tired of hearing about the selflessness, competence and compassion of the women and men who work at NCH. Here are three recent examples of how what we do makes such a difference. The first two are RN Daisy Award winners. Elizabeth Fitzsimons, RN-NN Intensive Care Unit, nominated by Kristine Andreasen, who wrote: Elizabeth cared for my sister Karen (also an NCH nurse) last August for two weeks in the NN ICU. She was her nurse almost the entire time. There is not enough room to express the gratitude of my family and myself. Her care was supportive and compassionate. She made us feel comfortable in the care Karen was getting. She remained professional while at the same time keeping the ability to hug, support, listen, offer those words of comfort and even shed a tear with us. I know it can be difficult taking care of a fellow nurse or nurses family, but Elizabeth requested to be Karens nurse through her final days. She put my friends and family at ease. Even with my critical care background, I took the situation as family, not as a nurse. Elizabeth was able to explain things to me when I needed it. Karen received safe and competent care as well as respect and dignity and privacy at all times. This meant more to me than anything. The loss of my sister was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I was so grateful to have such a loving and caring nurse there for all of us. There is no way of expressing how fortunate Karen was to have Elizabeth as her nurse, and how fortunate NCH is to have her on staff. My friends and family will be forever grateful. As Karen looks down from heaven as an angel, she is looking at Elizabeth, an angel here on earth! Thank you, Elizabeth. Sue Zampell, RN-5 South Rehab, nominated by Josephine Marks, RN, who wrote: I have worked at this beautiful hospital for 21 years and in that time have experienced many touching, selfless and caring episodes. Sue epitomizes the caring-giving spirit that is ours at NCH. Several times I have seen her go to department stores and buy clothing to dress homeless patients on their discharge from the hospital. For one homeless patient, she bought underwear, shorts, socks, sneakers, jeans and shirts. The patient hugged her and cried. Sue cried, and all present cried. Whether this man lived in a mansion or had nowhere to live had no bearing on the compassionate care Sue delivered. Mitch Pierre, transporter in the cardiac catheterization lab holding area, nominated by Tammy Houchin, RN, who wrote: Patients post-cardiac cath are required to remain flat to avoid bleeding from the arterial puncture site. I had a patient with a movement disorder that greatly increased his risk for bleeding. He was unable to remain still, was becoming increasingly agitated and trying to get out of bed. As I stood at the bedside trying to prevent the patient from bleeding, Mitch came to assist. His presence helped quiet the patient and allowed me to negotiate his cooperation. Mitch sat at the bedside, and I got the needed medications from the pharmacy. The meds were administered, and the patient did well. Mitch did all this without being asked. He acted superbly and deserves a big thank you. All three of these exemplary coworkers deserve not only our thanks, but also our heartfelt gratitude for representing the very best in competent and compassionate care giving. Congratulations to Elizabeth, Sue and Mitch. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. HEALTHY LIVINGRing finger proportions tied to sex hormonesFindings may offer health insightsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYBiologists at the University of Florida have found a reason why mens ring fingers are generally longer than their index fingers and why the reverse usually holds true for women. The finding could help medical professionals understand the origin of behavior and disease, which may be useful for customizing treatments or assessing risks in context with specific medical conditions. Writing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, developmental biologists Martin Cohn and Zhengui Zheng of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the department of molecular genetics and microbiology at the UF College of Medicine, show that male and female digit proportions are determined by the balance of sex hormones during early embryonic development. Differences in how these hormones activate receptors in males and females affect the growth of specific digits. The discovery provides a genetic explanation for a raft of studies that link finger proportions with traits ranging from sperm counts, aggression, musical ability, sexual orientation and sports prowess, to health problems such as autism, depression, heart attack and breast cancer. It has long been suspected that the digit ratio is influenced by sex hormones, but until now direct experimental evidence was lacking. The discovery that growth of the developing digits is controlled directly by androgen and estrogen receptor activity confirms that finger proportions are a lifelong signature of our early hormonal milieu, Mr. Cohn said. In addition to understanding the basis of one of the more bizarre differences between the sexes, its exciting to think that our fingers can tell us something about the signals that we were exposed to during a short period of our time in the womb. There is growing evidence that a number of adult diseases have fetal origins. With the new data, weve shown that that the digit ratio reflects ones prenatal androgen and estrogen activity, and that could have some explanatory power. Messrs. Cohn and Zheng, also members of the UF Genetics Institute, found that the developing digits of male and female mouse embryos are packed with receptors for sex hormones. By following the prenatal development of the limb buds of mice, which have a digit length ratio similar to humans, the scientists controlled the gene signaling effects of androgen also known as testosterone and estrogen. Essentially, more androgen equated to a proportionally longer fourth digit. More estrogen resulted in a feminized appearance. The study uncovered how these hormonal signals govern the rate at which skeletal precursor cells divide, and showed that different finger bones have different levels of sensitivity to androgen and estrogen. Since Roman times, people have associated the hands fourth digit with the wearing of rings. In many cultures, a proportionally longer ring finger in men has been taken as a sign of fertility. Ive been struggling to understand this trait since 1998, said John T. Manning, a professor at Swansea University in the United Kingdom, who was not involved in the current research. When I read this study, I thought, thank goodness, weve attracted the attention of a developmental biologist with all the sophisticated techniques of molecular genetics and biology. MARIA FARIAS / UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAZhengui Zheng, Ph.D., and Martin Cohn, Ph.D., of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the department of molecular genetics and microbiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, study the molecular genetics of limb development. Recently they have focused on what influences finger proportions. r. i d n e re n t u r u s h e r e a u r b w a sM ARIA FAR IAS / U NIVER SIT Y O F F LOR IDA I t tidfhib t t h t s r t a allenWEISS STRAIGHT TALKCompassion and expertise make for exceptional care giving


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Mr. Ross will lecture about his mothers life and legacy; his presentation will be followed by a cocktail reception sponsored by Fuller Funeral Homes. Attendance is free. Reservations are required. Call 649-3683 by Oct. 12.Program will address mental health issues among childrenThe Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Institute of Government and College of Education hosts a conference about childrens mental health from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at FGCU. The program will address problems associated with mental health disorders in children and youth, and will provide insight about what the community can do to make a difference in their lives. Topics will include diagnosis and treatment in adolescent psychiatry, including bipolar disorder. Mental health professionals will be able to earn five contact hours. Registration is $25 ($40 with contact hours) and includes continental breakfast and a box lunch. To sign up or for more information, call Joanne Hartke, director of the FGCU Florida Institute of Government, at 425-3273.Free classes help blind, visually impairedLighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss and the Florida Division of Blind Services offer programs to help blind and visually impaired be independent in Collier. A daily living skills class meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from Nov. 8-Dec. 22. Classes focus on skills for independent navigation at home, work and in the community as well as money identification, cooking, grooming and the use of assistive technology. A class in coping with vision loss is offered by appointment. Classes take place at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters, 424 Bayfront Place. To register or for more information, call 430-3934 or visit www. lighthouseof SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYPhysicians Regional Healthcare System today has been named one of the nations top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health-care organizations in America. The commission recognized PRHS based on data reported about evidence-based clinical procedures that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and childrens asthma. Physicians Regional is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. For example, this first recognition program is based on data reported for 2010. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds: First, it must achieve a composite performance of 95 percent or above after the results of all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission are factored into a single score, including measures that have fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, it must meet or exceed a 95 percent performance target for every single accountability measure for which it reports data, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. PRHS was recognized for achieving these thresholds for heart attack care, heart failure care, pneumonia care and surgical care. We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care, says Todd Lupton, CEO at Physicians Regional Healthcare System. Thats why we have made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient o utcomes through evidencebased care processes. In addition to being included in The Joint Commissions Improving Americas Hospitals annual report, PRHS will be recognized on The Joint Commissions Quality Check website, www. Physicians Regional Healthcare System is comprised of two hospitals in Collier County, an affiliated multispecialty physician group and a medical staff of more than 300 physicians.Physicians Regional Medical Group lab earns accreditationPhysicians Regional Medical Group, a strategic affiliate of Physicians Regional Healthcare System, has earned accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories. It is the first echocardiography lab in Collier County to be accredited in transthoracic and stree echo. ICAEL accreditation status signifies that PRMG has been reviewed by an independent agency that recognizes the laboratorys commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease, Dr. Richard Prewitt, a cardiologist with the medical group, says. He adds participation in the accreditation process is voluntary. Noninvasive echocardiographic testing is one of the standard diagnostic tools in the detection and management of many types of heart disease. The accreditation earned by PRMD is in the areas of adult transthoracic and adult stress. The Joint Commission recognizes Physicians Regional Healthcare System Todd Lupton Dr. Richard Prewitt


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 NEWS A27 Thursday September 29 10am-2pm Opportunity Knocks Three Times.Join us for a free Career Fair that does so much more for you.1. Pursue new educational opportunities 2. Meet with area employers 3. Attend Mini-Versities for great strategies and tipsEdison State College Collier Campus 7007 Lely Cultural Pkwy. (239) 732-3709 grhine@edison.eduMUSINGSToo long we have tarried....On the edge of the sand they danced by the light of the moon The Owl and the Pussycat, Edward Lear And in the hollow of a tree in Silas inmost maze, we made a happy home and there we pass our obvious days. The Children of the Owl and the Pussy Cat, Edward LearAnd this is certain, if so be You could just now my garden see, The aspic of my flowers so bright Would make you shudder with delight. And if you voz to see my rozziz As is a boon to all mens nozziz -Youd fall upon your back and scream -O Lawk! O Criky! Its a dream! His Garden, Edward LearA whole is what has beginning and middle and end. Poetics, Aristotle You know: I used to live in a car that was a cathedral with good gas mileage and a tent folded in the rear end. It was often parked in the good will lot of others lands and seas. And for that gift I gave stories. Even now they still just spill out, these stories, like the innards of kaleidoscopes: colliding, scoping, scooping, spinning. Always spinning. The pieces move from story to story, transforming story and teller and audi(oess)ence. The heart becomes the left pectoral muscle; the forest hunting horns become a gong; the whores become vestigial virgins. These virgins beecome versions. All stories are versions, virginal counterpart and countermand. Gyrating panegyric. Heavy metal pieces that once were the opposite of obvious albatrosses become, thankfully, heart signs sigh of love empty and merely chained together. Betrayal becomes entreaty. Entreaty becomes laughter. Laughter becomes bliss. Am I watching ? Is this sinetron or a telenovela? Or Masterpiece Theatre? Breaking all rules, does salacious climax follow denouement? Denouement is, after all, from Old French and Latin roots that mean to untie knots. Gustav Freytag would argue for the dramatic arc, a kind of pointed Bell curve, that simple model for this digestion of complex phenomena. Through this looking glass we first expose, then action rises. After the climax comes falling and denouement. The comedic protagonist is better off; the tragic protagonist, worse and off. All storytellers abide in me, biding time. They wait, remaining simple and sensate. I remember the time Scheherazade invited me over for dinner. (Or was it John Barth?) The exposition was a salad full of daffodils. Am I to eat the flowers? The denouement was seeing there the hanging plant I had not seen before. Amazing, it had adventitious roots hanging down on all sides. Its pot was a self-contained aerial forest. Entrancing. Enchanting. It is a spider plant, my host demured. So exotic, so transcendent. The perfect ending for a fairy tale. And as I walked down the main drag, I passed a flower shop window adorned with a never ending row of chlorophytum comosum. I approached to read the flyer taped on the inside of the shop window, facing out for the easy read of passers-by. The Spider Plant is an especially popular plant with beginners as it is easy to propagate and is very tolerant of neglect, being able to thrive in a wide range of conditions. Spider Plants have also been shown to reduce indoor air pollution. I was sold. Now: tomorrows story 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. o e r ga st o l i Rx Bide o l p y s e y y t u nter pa rt and cou npa ne gy ric. Hea vy thit m ax co m es f allin g a nd denouement. The comedic pr o titibttffthtit I p assed a f lower sho p w ith a r t u a p r e on s h in g r e a T an l ar ne r pro p tol e b ei n a w i d iti o hav e tdidi




BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011Excellence in IndustryThe EDCs annual awards, and more business events. B7, 8 & 14 INSIDEAsk the FoolDo bonds, CDs make good Investments for kids? B6 Agents of changeFabrics can make a world of difference when rooms need refreshing. B9 The Economic Development Council of Collier County will cease operations as of Sept. 30, the end of its current fiscal year. The announcement was made last week by the organizations board of directors. The EDC was established in 1976 to focus on the local economy and the corresponding infrastructure required to diversify the countys economic base. In 1997, the EDC and Collier County Board of Commissioners inaugurated a formal partnership to increase the resources available to assist the efforts of economic development within the community. Following the recent completion of a comprehensive strategic plan for regional and local economic development which, in part, recommended the county be responsible for business attraction and that a new economic development organization address business retention and expansion the EDC directors agreed it was in the best interest of the community to preserve the $400,000 allocated to the council for FY2012 for county advancement of the plan. Completed by KMK Consulting Group of Cincinnati, Ohio, the plan is the product of four months of intensive work and community input. Setting forth a vision for the creation of a regional and local economic delivery system, it contains 10 goals for a five-year period that are grounded in greater county government engagement, broader community education, sustained commitment of top tier business leaders and retired CEOs, and the reconstitution of the current EDC into a new economic development organization. Strategic changes recommended in order to accomplish the goals are: 1. Formalization and execution of a multi-county 501 (c)(6) economic development partnership for Southwest Florida, with participation by all county governments. The EDC created the groundwork for the partnership over the last few years. 2. A cooperative approach to privateFollowing consultants strategic plan, EDC will disbandFLYING DIRECTLY FROM FLORIDA TO CUBA has gotten easier for certain travelers the past few months, thanks to federal initiatives announced in January that loosen up some restrictions and expand to 15 the number of U.S. airports authorized to provide passenger service to the island nation. A dozen airports, including Southwest Florida International, were approved in June to provide direct charter flights to and from Cuba. But local residents wont benefit any time soon. No charter companies have applied with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to offer Fort-Myers-to-Cuba flights, says Victoria Moreland, public affairs officer for the Lee County Port Authority, which operates Southwest Florida International. We have been approved by the government to have flights between RSW and Cuba under certain restrictions, says Ms. Moreland. We have carriers flying in here that could make the application, but we have not been approached by any. In applying to serve as a facility for Cuban travel, Ms. Moreland says the airport was merely positioning itself for the future: If and when commercial service to Cuba resumes for the first time since 1962. For now, Southwest Florida residents will have to drive to Miami, one of just three U.S. airports long approved for direct flights, or Tampa International, which offered its inaugural charter on Sept. 8. The airport will provide weekly charters; more flights are expected in the near future with the startup of other charter services. Fort Lauderdale-Holly-Flights directly to the island are now allowed from SWFLHello, CubaBY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE CUBA, B4SEE EDC, B4FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATION We have been approved by the government to have flights between RSW and Cuba under certain restrictions. We have carriers flying in here that could make the application, but we have not been approached by any. Victoria Moreland, public affairs officer, Lee County Port AuthoritySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________


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PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. Jeannette Showalter, CFA & LICENSED COMMODITIES BROKER NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Conventional | FHA | VA | USDA | Florida Bond | Homepath If you are looking to purchase or re nance a home give us a call! MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE $1000 OFF YOUR CLOSING COSTS. THE OFFICES AT MERCATO 9128 STRADA PLACE #10106 NAPLES FL 34108 NMLS ID 167191 OH: MBMB.850023.000 FL: MLB0700103 KY: MC24222 IN: 15191 WE CONTROL THE PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH! MONEY & INVESTINGThe other national defense: A call for consumer commitmentThe words defending the U.S.A. are reflexively associated with armament, military forces and bases, strategies and wars. But there is another form of defense, which is critical to the U.S. citizenry: protection of jobs; industries; unique talents and proprietary knowledge; and, ultimately, the American standard of living. Such is defended not through military might but through economic power, the cornerstones of which are found in: Management (leadership at all levels of the private and public sector) and Money (having large reserves and/or the ability to be financed through internal or external sources). These M&Ms, when brought together in the form of longterm strategic plans and well executed, are the elements that create a countrys economic power. In a very competitive world economy, happenstance and shortterm or fix-it planning will just not cut it. Its hard not to see the economic benefits to China as they create and execute, and then re-create and execute, their longterm strategic plans. While our competitive edge in the world decays daily, U.S. legislators argue about allocation of the pieces of the U.S. pie; there is little vision for making a much bigger pie. For many, the battle cry is Jobs! And the thought is to fix the problem. Make jobs. Incentivize people to hire. Yes, those are all well and good. But the problem is far beyond the 9.1 percent national unemployment figure; and far beyond the 16 percent combined unemployed and under-employed. From my perspective, these figures are manifestations of a much bigger underlying problem: the widespread loss of the U.S. industrial base in fact, the loss of many industries in their entirety; the loss of proprietary status for our scientific and technological knowledge bases; and the loss of unskilled and highly skilled industrial and service jobs. Even our training grounds for Americas greatness our colleges and universities have become international campuses and, for many foreigners, a cheap expense. A timeline of U.S. labor losses might look something like this: loss of the steel industry; much of the car industry; all of ball bearings; all of textile, etc. And loss of all of the small companies that fed into the larger companies industrial wheels. And where did they go? To emerging countries: initially Japan; then Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan; lastly (and especially) China, Mexico and India. But the U.S. citizenry got something in this trade a higher standard of living for the middle and lower income person who could now have a huge, flat screen TV and other consumption extras (that had previously only been awarded to the wealthy) because they were cheap imports. How was the labor force weighing in on this? It was complaining about loss of jobs but it was also buying this stuff, putting its dollars down on a deal (cheap imports) that was very bad for it in the long run. Outsourcing and loss of industry doesnt seem so bad until it is your job that is outsourced, until it is your industry that has moved to Asia. Those who lost their jobs followed the trail of new job availability; the road largely led into services. Yes, more than half of U.S. jobs are service. Have services been the panacea? No, they were just stopgap jobs along the road to more outsourcing. As fast as those jobs were being created, we were losing them, mostly to India. The advent of better technology in computers and telecommunications accelerated this shift of service jobs to overseas. If there were real cost savings to be realized in lower-level functions, why not outsource computer experts, consultants and programmers? Medical and lab technicians? Engineers? Online tutoring and teaching? Web designers? Office assistants? In the name of costcutting, we lost all these jobs. In the excitement of the 2003-2006 boom of the housing market; in the bust of 2007-2008; and in the groan of the Great Recession, the job loss to foreign competitors seemed to lose center stage attention. Who can defend the U.S. citizen from further loss of jobs? Sure the government can create the critically important long-term blueprint for resumption of our ascendancy. Sure, if given large incentives, the U.S. corporation will take back many outsourced jobs; just dont look for corporate compassion or character to right this particular issue. Instead of the consumer pointing to business or government, why not look inwardly? If you dont want your employer to continue to outsource jobs, then why dont you make the commitment to buy more U.S. products even if they are more expensive? Why dont you make a decision to make your preferences for U.S. products known? And, in services, you can protest. If you are on a telemarketing or customer support call routed to India, just affirm the foreign country and then ask to be rerouted to a U.S. call center. And when you finish the U.S. call, ask to speak to the U.S. supervisor and deliver the message that you are willing to pay more for services in order to have these jobs in the U.S. En masse, this would have a powerful effect. These are merely ideas for you to take back your tremendous power as the consumer. You might find them distasteful, smacking of protectionism. They happen to be woven into my everyday living and I embrace them in the absence of fair trade and the absence of a national plan to retain our dominant economic position. I cant point to Washington or big business if I, as a consumer, am at the root of the problem. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. th jo a is u th jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA

PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 wood International Airport launched its first flight last Saturday. Travel for leisure is still prohibited as part of the decades-long economic embargo against Fidel Castros communist regime. Under the policy changes announced by the Obama administration in January, purposeful travel to Cuba must be related to religious, education and humanitarian reasons or people-to-people exchanges, the latter a government proviso of goodwill to promote contact between Americans and the people of Cuba. The White House, in a statement, said the laxer restrictions will increase people-to-people contact; support civil society in Cuba; enhance the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people; and help promote their independence from Cuban authorities. In easing the travel restrictions, the Obama administration also expanded the scope of international airports that could seek approval for travel to Cuba. The administrations action met strong resistance from the powerful Cuban-American lobby and some legislators. Instead of doing business with regimes that undermine Americas security and routinely violate the basic norms of human dignity, we should be bolstering our democratic allies through deeper economic ties, said Sen. Marco Rubio earlier this year as he railed against the new rules. The short flights to Cuba about 75 minutes from Tampa and 60 minutes from Miami arent cheap. Charter services charge around $400 in Tampa, $379 from Fort Lauderdale and around $420 from Miami. Smaller airports, however, generally mean less traffic and a shorter line through U.S. Customs, often an hourslong process at Miami International, where eight charter companies posted 7,616 departing and arriving flights from Cuba last year. A record number of 400,000 Americans, many of them Cuban-Americans, are expected to travel to Cuba this year, nearly double the number who made the trip in 2008, according to data from the National Statistics Office. Cuba claims more than 2.5 million international tourists visited the island nation in 2010. And Southwest Florida International Airport is poised to add to the number of American vacationers should the embargo be lifted. Were looking at the long-term possibilities, when Cuba travel is normalized, says Ms. Moreland. sector involvement in the delivery of economic development services to Collier County businesses; business retention and expansion; and measurable outcomes reflected in an annual report to the community. 3. Engagement of a full-time Collier County government economic development director to more effectively facilitate the permitting and incentives process associated with the attraction of new businesses. 4. Recruitment of top-tier regional business CEOs and retired CEOs as the economic and intellectual engine that guides the regional partnership and local economic development strategy and outc omes. The full plan is available on the EDC website at CUBAFrom page 1EDCFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOSAmerican tourists are still prohibited from visiting Cubas beaches, the streets of Havana or the countrys cigar factories. Instead of doing business with regimes that undermine Americas security and routinely violate the basic norms of human dignity, we should be bolstering our democratic allies through deeper economic ties. Sen. Marco Rubio

PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at or visit www. Young Professionals of Naples meets for socializing and networking from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Freds Food, Fun and Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. For more information, visit The Collier County Medical Society holds its next general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Kensington Golf & Country Club. Guest speaker will be neurosurgeon Eric Eskioglu, medical director of the Neuro Vascular and Stroke Institute at Physicians Regional Medical Center. RSVP at The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a welcome reception for new members at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at chamber headquarters, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive in Bonita. Sign up at The Public Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast Chapter presents Reaching Multicultural Audiences at its luncheon meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sept. 27, at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $24 for PRSA members, $29 for others. Reservations required by Sept. 23. Sign up at www.gulfcoastprsa. org. The American Business Womens Association-Neapolitan Chapter presents Avoiding the Six Business Killers at its meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker will be Richard Lange. Cost is $26 for ABWA members, $30 for others. Register no later than Sept. 22 at No walk-ins will be permitted. The American Marketing Association-Southwest Florida holds its next meeting from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Naples Bay Resort. Guest speaker Karl Gibbons of Third Eye Management will discuss Want to Quit and Get Rich? Cost is $12 for AMA members, $18 for others. RSVP by Sept. 26 by calling Camden Smith at 682-0082 or e-mailing The Gulf Coast Venture Forum holds its season kick-off event from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Naples Grande. Regular meetings take place December-May in the clubhouse at Tiburon Golf Course. GCVF promotes the success of Southwest Floridas new and emerging businesses by educating and bringing together the entrepreneurs and Angel Investors. For more information, call 262-6300 or visit BUSINESS MEETINGS THE MOTLEY FOOL You can learn a lot about a company or industry by being nosy and asking questions. In his classic 1958 investment book Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits (Wiley, $22), Philip Fisher advocated just that, calling it scuttlebutt: Most people, particularly if they feel sure there is no danger of their being quoted, like to talk about the field of work in which they are engaged and will talk rather freely about their competitors. 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PAGE 52 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 their voices are nothing alike. But then she realized it was about that total abandonment, that emotional sacrifice. Everything, its all out right now, she says. This is me, everything Ive got, right now. She recalls when she was in 10th grade performing at a dance. One of her band mates told her, Twink, you have to pace yourself. And another responded, She cant pace herself. She sacrifices herself to the audience every time. The comment pleased Twinkle. Thats the way it is with me, she says.Grab it and pull it out!Shes like her generations Bonnie Bramlett, of the s-s duo Delaney and Bonnie, who toured as Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (the friends included Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Duane Allman, Dave Mason and Billy Preston). Ms. Bramlett sang with a gritty soulfulness. We dont sound the same, but we come from the same place when were singing, Twinkle says. Reach in there, grab it and pull it out! Its all or nothing. When Twinkle sang for a benefit for her father, Buddy Yochim, this spring (also a musician, he was fighting cancer at the time; he died in July), Ms. Bramlett came onstage as a surprise guest and sang Knockin on Heavens Door with her. A long-time family friend, Ms. Bramlett has known Twinkle since she was a little girl. Twinkles style is difficult to pin down. On her website, she lists blues, rock and soul, but shes also performed Southern rock, jammed to Middle Eastern grooves and rocked out with heavy metal musicians. A Sarasota native, shes well known in the area, having performed at clubs and festivals all over Southwest Florida. In Fort Myers, she performed at the now defunct downtown Liquid Caf, and opened once for David Crosby and twice for The Bacon Brothers at the now-shuttered Neptunes on U.S. 41. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the singer/ songwriter returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her first album, Haunted By Real Life. The evenings opening act, Ambrosia, is known for the hits Biggest Part of Me, Youre the Only Woman and How Much I Feel. Twinkle plans to perform all the songs from her album from start to finish, starting with Cant Get Love With Money and ending with You Are Not Yourself Anymore.Two decades laterShe signed with Warner Brothers in 1990; Haunted By Real Life, on Reprise, was produced by Patrick Leonard, who also worked with Madonna, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson and Elton John. He took me under his wing, Twinkle says about Mr. Leonard. Hes a wonderful musician and just an incredible genius person. He did this intricate production. Twinkle and her musicians have all been absorbing it, she says about revisiting the two-decades-old album. Every time, you hear something else, she says. Its a layer-upon-layer album. Randy Jackson plays bass on the album, as do musicians from the Madonna tour. It was her tour where she had those cones for breasts, Twinkle recalls. They had to play note-for-note the same every night. But for this album, they just let loose. It seemed like they were all really happy to be there. Twinkle, who was in her 20s back then, was thrilled to sign with such a prestigious label. Its the golden ring, she says about signing with a label. Her record deal, she adds, was the largest deal that Warner ever signed with an unsigned artist. They advertised her on the back cover of Billboard magazine, and she was flown to New York to guest-VJ on VH1s Top 21 Count Down. She performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, accompanied by Eric Claptons band under the direction of Quincy Jones. But the powers at Warner Brothers didnt like her nickname, Twinkle, and so they promoted her by her given name, Schascle (rhymes with gazelle.) They thought Twinkle sounded too teeny-bopper, she says. (Shes been known as Twinkle ever since her parents brought her home from the hospital as a newborn. They were showing me off at a party and one guy says, She smiles so much, you have to call her Twinkle. And thats all anybody ever called me.) She signed a deal for six albums, with an option to record two more. The new beginningHer musical history since then is a microcosm of the history of the music industry itself. The industry switched to instant gratification, she says. The bean counters took over, and suddenly it was all about quick hits and being the biggest performer. The bottom line counted more than developing artists. It happened overnight, she says, adding it was disappointing, because artist development is what made Warner great in the first place. I was so young. I wanted to sing and write. Released from her record contract in the late 1990s, she raised her two daughters, Ursula and Monique, while continuing to perform and record. She recorded 16 albums, most of them independent, such as Live at the 5 0, Gemini and LA Sessions. She also made one record on the EMI label (they changed her name to Twinkle Shazelle). From 2005 to 2007, Twinkle toured with Dickey Betts and the Great Southern Band. In 2008 she opened for Aerosmith at the St. Pete Times Forum. Shes done everything from singing God Bless America before a crowd of 75,000 at a Miami Dolphins game in Tampa to performing Little Wing with Paul Rodgers and Bad Company in Tacoma, Wash. She sang on Last Call With Carson Daly, causing him to exclaim, Wow! Twinkle! My God in heaven! when she was done. Many of the small clubs where she used to perform no longer exist, but Twinkle can be heard on YouTube and on her website,, and her songs can be purchased on iTunes. Its a different musical landscape compared to 20 years ago. Im 47, my kids are out of the house, and this is now the new beginning, she declares. She sees her upcoming concert at the Van Wezel as the starting point for the rest of my life. The performance will be recorded, and a documentary about the history of Haunted By Real Life will be made. This is probably going to be the best show Ive ever done in my life, she says, adding she wants to take it to Europe, Japan and Australia. She has new management supporting her, and it just might happen. I want to tour a little bit at a time, nothing too extravagant, she says. Do the festivals, great theaters and concert halls. She also plans to go back into the recording studio and make another album. Writing, to me, has saved my life, she says. Its the best thing in the world anyone can do, making something out of nothing, expressing yourself. Completely uninhibited on stage, its as though shes a conduit for the song, with the music flowing through her veins and every molecule of her being. She holds nothing back. I am definitely a live performer, she says. I connect with people. I love people. I love music Its like church. Its magnificent to me. I devote everything I am to it. It is, she says, the one thing Im really, really good at and what Im obviously supposed to do. And the more I do it, the happier I am. For Twinkle, thats the ultimate freedom. TWINKLEFrom page 1 >> Haunted By Real Life 20th Anniversary Concert >> When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 >> Where: Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota >> Cost: $100, $45, $35 and $25 >> Info: (941) 953-3368 in the know One reviewer said Twinkle has a voice so hot she can sing the ice off a polar ice cap.COURTESY PHOTOS Twinkle plans to return to the studio to record another album.New York City Ballet perform in a yearly fundraiser called Bravo Ballet. Ms. Roy and husband Roberto Muoz are the founders and directors of Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive, a ballet program that takes place in the month of June and July in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In 1970, Jerome Robbins, a preeminent figure in the dance and theater world, established The Jerome Robbins Foundation with the intent to support dance, theater and their associative arts. Before his death in 1998, Mr. Robbins expressed his wish that the foundation again extend its resources to the performing arts dance and theater especially, but not exclusively including what developed into The Jerome Robbins Award. I would like there to be established a prize to some really outstanding person or art institution, explained Mr. Robbins in 1995. Past recipients of the award are Jennifer Tipton, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, New York City Ballet, Brooklyn Academy of Music and San Francisco Ballet. Jerome Robbins was the winner of five Tony awards, Two Academy awards, and was a Kennedy Center honoree. His best known works include Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, The Pajama Game, Peter Pan and West Side Story, among many others. HONOREDFrom page 1 MARTHA SWOPE / THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTSMelinda Roy in rehearsal with Jerome Robbins, left


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Collier Ave. on Marco Island. Get a sneak peek at the Bras for Life creations by participating Colony artists. Wine & Dancing Enjoy a threecourse dinner and glass of wine, plus demonstration from the Fred Astaire dancers followed by open dancing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Vergina. $30 per person, with proceeds benefiting Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support. Reservations: 659-7008. Coming up Art Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Art Studios presents Art Walk from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive. 495-8989 or www. Rib Cook-off The Marco Island Brewery sponsors a rib cook-off beginning at 3 p.m. Oct. 1. $25 donatoins, with proceeds to benefit the Marco Island Police Foundation Scholarship and Emergency Fund. 9700461. Submit calendar listings and photos to E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers.COURTESY PHOTOOver Clouds Series: Big Guy (Bird) is one of the works by Richard Rosen on display at Rosen Gallery & Studios. Visitors are invited to see works by two painters, two ceramic artists and two sculptors. Free. 2172 J&C Blvd. 821-1061 for reservations. COURTESY PHOTOBig Splash by Tara ONeill is part of the artists exhibit of original oils on display at the Marco Island Library through September. Library hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 201 S. Heathwood Drive. 394-3272.COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Blue Dice in the final concert of the 2011 SummerJazz on the Gulf series from 7-10 p.m. Free. 261-2222 or


Seating is limited. RSVP by Thursday, September 29. Register online ONLY at Call (239) 390-8207 for more information.Mon Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. First oor stores open on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; second and third oor hours vary. Located at 10800 Corkscrew Road, I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers across from Miromar Outlets (239) 390-5111tuesday seminar series2012 is almost here! With expert advice and small changes you can update any room in your home for the New Year. Interior Designer Candice Sebring-Kelber will demonstrate just how easy it is to enhance your living space with these four ideas:REUPHOLSTER: Changing upholstery can create a new look. REVITALIZE: Window treatments to lighten, brighten and enhance. REVIVE: New pillows and throws add color and personality. RENEW: Bedding can completely alter the feel of the entire room. Following the seminar you are invited to Angela Fine Furnishings in Suite 210 for a complimentary wine & cheese reception. Refresh and Revive Discover four easy ways to transform your home for the New Year.TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 at 11:00 a.m.FREE SEMINAR AND WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION Candice Sebring-Kelber Interior Designer NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 C7 NOW OPEN2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL (Located in the Galleria at NW corner of Airport-Pulling & Vanderbilt Beach Road) Email your name and a photo to or call 239-594-5000 NOW LEASING SPACE FARMERS MARKET DOGGIE DAYSaturday, October 8th3-5pm Food & Fun with your four-legged friends!Register your pet for our Canine Costume Fashion Show by September 20th!Outdoor Farmers Market beginning Saturday, October 1st Shoppes at Vanderbilt would like to welcome... leasing@shopvanderbilt.com239-594-5000 N OW D l beginni ng WRITING CHALLENGE One winner of the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge will attend the Sanibel Writers Conference taking place Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3-6, at BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Island Public Library. We hope our photo prompts over the next few weeks continue to inspire writers to pen prose and poems for consideration. Well print our favorites from week to week right here. A panel of editors will choose one winner from all the entries that have been printed. Well print the winning entry on Nov. 2 (well notify the winner the week before so conference plans can be made). For more information about the conference, visit www. Below are the last three winners of round three of the Writing Challenge, who used the photo of the boy and the dog as the starting point for their creative process. The rooster-and-cat photo is our prompt for round four of the challenge. Use it as your cue for a piece of fictional prose or a poem of no more than 1,000 words. Send the result to us in Word format or pasted into the body of an e-mail to Be sure to include your name, address and contact information. Feel free to include a photo of yourself as well. The rooster crows for the round four deadline on Saturday, Oct. 8. Round three wraps up, rooster launches round fourAmerican DogmaBY JOHN PELOTYes... an offer with open palm containing a mystery my keen nose will help answer. And they use a boy to coax me because they know my kind cant resist man as innocent. This boy looks at me with chocolate eyes hand dipping from a shiny silver bowl bright like their machines: the howler they keep in the closet. Ive been baited by fake bacon, fooled with dried food of questionable origin, just a Family Guys pet of a girl named Megan. Why was the boy in red, white and blue chosen? They placed a noose around my neck and called it a scarf. Now they offer a hand with what I am due, or a poison.Loyal is...BY LISA FLEMINGOh brother! And I dont mean your twin brother, who tried to sugarcoat my pill yesterday with a rolled up ball of liverwurst. Yuck. I am a dog, but Im no dummy. I hear the half-nervous, half-annoyed tone of your moms voice when she trys to sugarcoat a spoonful of your cough medicine. OK, here it comes, its so good for you, wont taste a thing. Blah, blah, blah...or rather, woof, woof, woof. She knows she cannot get away with these charades. I can take one look at her, and she gives it away with a flash of her dimple that shes up to something. Something, I usually dont want. Who do you people think youre kidding?! I usually see this small tiny hand, hidden nightly, under the kitchen table. I know the sign like a page from a football playbook: Hand drop. Wiggle hand around. Wet nose takes a whiff and accepts. Hand opens. Bingo! Down the hatch. Tail wag. Off to take a nap or over to your twin who is not as good at this game as you. He will eat just about everything. But you! How could you be the one, after all those dinners you didnt like were cleaned up with the tip of my tongue? You even got dessert for all those empty plates, thanks to me, your faithful friend. I know your mom and dad are worried about my heart and those darn worms. I heard every word of what the veterinarian had to say about keeping me, your loyal and loving companion, healthy. So as I ponder this pill, and all your cleverly disguised ways of coaxing me to take it, I will. But the next time your favorite meal of meatloaf is on the menu, you owe me, big time, and the dessert too!No-Thank You BiteBY CAROL PHILLIPS I know you can do this all by yourself; But I wanted to be here, I wanted to help. I dont eat alone and why should you? I know what Im doing, I was spoon fed, til two. It tastes so much better from a hand that is kind. You can start when youre ready, I really dont mind. Once you get going Youll see its all right; But you wont know, less you try with a no-thank you bite. Announcing NFL Tailgate Parties at The Bayfront Inn COLLEGE TICKET! 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L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 I dont have children of my own, but sometimes Im able to borrow some of my friends. In this way Ive been able to pass along the joy of reading and teach pre-schoolers that blue isnt just blue, but comes in many varieties, including baby blue and navy. My brothers two of whom were in college and high school when I was a preschooler myself took great pride in teaching me how to read and making sure I knew about spheres and cubes when I was learning about circles and squares. I remember the spark of excitement in a little friend a few years ago when I informed him there were more words in the world than listed in his childrens dictionary. His eyes grew bigger when I showed him his parents dictionary, 3 inches thick and filled with tiny print. Hed make me randomly read words to him. He didnt know what they all meant (I didnt either), but he liked the way they sounded. I think he also liked the idea that there were so many words in the world. Kids are just naturally curious about everything, from dinosaurs to ants to the universe. Nurturing a love of the arts is a great way to continue that sense of wonderment and curiosity about the world. Get kids involved early enough, and theres a good chance their appreciation of the arts will last forever. Itll make their lives infinitely richer. I was pleased to learn recently that two young friends of mine were trying out for their schools drama club. Hannah is in first grade, and Sams in third. They auditioned for roles in Snow White and a Whole Lot of Dwarfs. (I guess when youre dealing with four grades kindergarten through third grade youre going to have a lot more than seven dwarfs.) Their mom asked me if Id practice their lines with them. (Technically, its not running lines, because as far as I can tell, each of them has just one speaking part. The kindergarteners, who play animals, say a single sentence, short and worthy of Raymond Carver: What are you wishing for? Its also a very existential question, if you think about it.) Wanting to pass along tips to such young kids has really given me pause. Ive had to stop and think about it on the most elemental levels. Heres what I think is important for my little friends to know about theater and acting: Have fun. Figure out what the emotions are in the lines youre supposed to say. (For example, Sam, vying for the role of huntsman, has to say: Yes, my queen. Her heart? But your majesty!) Youre that character from the second you step on stage all the way to the second you step off. Even when youre not speaking. Realize too, that people can see you whenever youre on stage. So dont scratch your head or stare at your sneakers or fiddle with whatevers in your pockets. Listen to what the other characters are saying. Thats especially important when theyre saying something to your character. (Hannah: How will I know when its my turn? Sam: You have to also memorize the line before yours, so youll know theyre talking to you.) Its live theater, so sometimes things might go wrong. Something might get dropped or fall over. Dont freak out if that happens. (Hannah: What do you do if theres a fire? I told her that that was extremely unlikely. But I had to admit that in over 20 years of reviewing shows, yes, Id once seen a fire onstage. An actor had a magic wand that shot sparks, and one of the sparks ignited some confetti on the stage floor. Hannah: So what happened? Did everyone run out of the theater? I told her that the show continued on, while an adult from the wings quickly walked onstage and stomped out the fire. Hannah: But what if the entire theater is on fire?) Be clear. Be loud. No one will know what youre saying if you mumble mumble mumble. Dont rush your lines. This is your moment to shine. No one will understand you if you rush through them too quickly. Theater is a collaborative effort. That means that its many different people, on stage and off, all working together as a team to put on the show. And again, above all, have fun. My friends are leaning from this experience already. Theyve learned the importance of preparation, and of having self-confidence. (Or going on and trying something regardless, even if youre scared.) Theyve also learned that, like the Rolling Stones sang, you cant always get what you want. Hannah had her heart set on being a dwarf. But she was cast as a princess. Her mother tried to convince her that that was a good thing, but Hannah really wanted to be a dwarf. (This from a girl who has six images of Tinkerbelle over her bed and is stereotypically girly.) I want to be a dwarf! she said. But only the boys get to be dwarfs. Thats not fair! The injustice of it was very clear to her. Wait til you find out that women still get paid less than men, I thought, but held my tongue. Theres plenty of time for her to learn that ugly truth. So at a tender age, Hannah learned that you cant always get what you want and that sometimes directors make strange choices in casting (especially if you dont get cast for the role you really, really wanted.) But a day or so later, a compromise was offered: Hannah could be one of the three witches. It wasnt a dwarf, but it made her happy. If you knew Hannah, youd realize just how much this is casting against type. (She has a sunny personality and up until recently, her favorite color was pink. Ive never seen a pink, frilly witch.) Who knows what Sam and Hannah will take away from participating in their school drama club.They tell me the play will be performed in the spring. I plan on being in the audience.Maybe someone will wave to her parents right in the middle. Maybe someone will forget his lines. Maybe someone will knock over a prop. But whatever happens, itll be exciting. Its live theater. A whole lotta dwarfs: Theater 101 lit a c in nancySTETSON f t he role o f huntsman, ha s to s ay : Y es my q ue en He r he ar t? B ut t he sta g e f loor. Han na h: So w ha t ha pp en ed ? Hanna h h a d h er h e a a w ce tr he a H wa d w a i m b e a n d c a l dw B u g et T h a T i t w h er. W o ut g et m e n b ut h The r fo r h u gl y S o H an n you c w hat th at s t ors choic e ( espe c ge t ca s


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 C9 Our Sensational 6th Season! CORPORATE PARTNER CORPORATE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EXECUTIVE PRODUCERSBob & Linda Harden Christine Call for Tickets: 1-866-811-4111 Single Tickets Start at $35 Season Packages Available All shows exclusively at THE NORRIS CENTER 755 8th Ave NAPLES, FL OCT 28 NOV 20, 2011 1 JAN 27 FEB 12, 2012 2 MAR 2 23, 2012 APR 6 22, 2012 Retired NYPD Officer Daniel Rodriguez, the tenor who rose to fame as the Singing Policeman following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Covenant Church of Naples/PCA. After 9/11, Officer Rodriquez studied with Placido Domingo for 18 months and then performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, the PBS Memorial Day concert in Washington, D.C., the Tournament of Roses Parade and the 2004 Republican National Convention, as well as during numerous television appearances. He has also recorded three albums. He retired from the NYPD in 2004. Officer Rodriguez inspired and comforted the nation in the weeks following 9/11 with his magnificent voice, said Bob Petterson, pastor of Covenant Church. We are so pleased to bring him to Naples, shortly after he performs during a 10th anniversary service at the Postcards Memorial on Staten Island. The program will include sacred hymns, classical pieces and patriotic songs. Covenant Church of Naples/PCA is at 6926 Trail Blvd., on the east side of U.S. 41 in North Naples. Reservations for the concert are required and can be made by calling 597-3464. 9/11 Singing Policeman to perform in NaplesRODRIGUEZ PUZZLE ANSWERS

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 C11 Is it worth $10? YesDrive dares to be different, and it succeeds in every way. Its quiet, subtle and subversive, yet brusque and abrasive when it needs to be. It also features a fearless performance by Ryan Gosling that keeps viewers captivated even as it moves through a rather standard storyline. Mr. Gosling plays a man known only as Driver. He works as a mechanic and stunt car driver but moonlights as a heist-getaway wheelman for hire provided the henchmen adhere to his strict set of rules. He keeps to himself and speaks to few, and doesnt even get excited when his mechanic boss (Bryan Cranston) secures funding from a shady former film producer (Albert Brooks) to starting a racing team. Driver does, however, become smitten with his neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), whose husband, Standard (Oscar Isaac), is in prison. They run errands together, he helps watch her son Benicio (Kaden Leos), and a genuine bond emerges. The fact that the infatuation happens so easily is trite, but not more so than in any other film with a similar situation. Eventually, Standard gets out of prison and is forced to do one more job. When Driver decides to help, massive complications ensue. OK, so the plot points in screenwriter Hossen Aminis script (based on the book by James Sallis) arent going to win points for originality. But Im telling you it doesnt matter, because the driving force of director Nicolas Winding Refns film is Mr. Goslings performance. Theres a calm, eerie quiet in Drivers eyes, the likes of which are so unassuming youd take him for the nicest, most innocent guy in the world. And Driver certainly is nice until its time not to be nice. Although you rarely see Driver yell or lose his cool, when he does have to do bad things, it comes with such an exclamation point that you cant believe your eyes. Helping Mr. Gosling is the fact that Mr. Refn, a Danish filmmaker who helped put Tom Hardy on the map in 2008 with Bronson, is a true visionary. Watch the way the slow motion, camera angles, lighting, framing and character placement hold on certain scenes and keep our focus. We dont have to wait while Driver slowly b acks out of a room after an exciting scene, but Mr. Refn has the patience and artistry to make us think its cool to watch Driver do just that. This is a very easy thing to do wrong, and Mr. Refn hits every note just right. Like it or not, when Drive is over, you wont know what hit you. Hopefully, (like me) youll appreciate the creativity Mr. Refn brings to the film and the chilling performance Mr. Gosling delivers. The $13 million movie isnt getting a huge marketing push by its distributor, FilmDistrict, but its a must-see for all movie lovers. 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 LATEST FILMSDrive danHUDAK >> Hugh Jackman was originally cast as Driver. in the know VODKA TASTINGFEATURINGRUSSIAN STANDARDWednesday, September 28th5:30 PM to 7:30PM Sample vodkas by Russian Standard paired with complimentary hor doeuvres by Chef Cesar Try their signature drink Moscow Mule 5111 Tamiami Trail North | Naples, FL 34103 Register Today at shulasvodkatastin g.even or Call Je at 239-659-3176 $20 In Advance $25 At The Door


Av alon D rL a kewo od Blvd 41 Sugde n R egiona l ParkT a mi a mi Tr i EL o cate d acr o ss from Walgr ee n s i n Su gd en Pa r k Pl a za 4270 Tamiami Trail East Naples (239) 692-9294 WWW.BOSTONS.COM BP International Rights Holdings Inc. 2011 (BPIRH). All Bostons the Gourmet Pizza trademarks are owned by BPIRH and are duly licensed by Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP in the United States. Game Day Headquarters Food & Drink Specials in the Sports Lounge Happy Hour 3-7 Daily Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Reduces Fine Lines, Evens Skin To ne, Reduces Dark Spots Exilis Body &Face Treatments Shrinks Targeted Fat and Tightens S agging Skin Botox and Juvederm Relaxes Wrinkles, Adds Volume to smooth away linesCertied by the American Board of Plastic Surgery Manuel M. Pea M.D. (239) 348-7362 or visit Look younger, Feel better, Without surgery.Dr. Pea Performs state-of-the art Aesthetics on the Face and Body By Rosamund Lupton (Crown Publishing, $24)REVIEWED BY ROSE M. CROKESpecial to Florida WeeklyOlder sister Bee is living an ideal life with her fiance and a great career abroad in New York. One evening, Bee gets a call from her mother in England, who informs her that Tess, her free-spirited 21-year-old sister, is missing. Without hesitation, Bee buys a plane ticket home to search for Tess, who is pregnant and due to give birth any day. Shortly after Bee arrives, Tesss body is found. The police investigation concludes that Tess took her own life after giving birth to a stillborn child. Bee is certain that the police are wrong, and she launches her own investigation. Bees determination to find out what really happened to her sister drives the plot and sets the tone of the story, all the while beautifully conveying the powerful bond between sisters. Bees palpable grief and relentless dedication to finding out what happened during Tesss final days are heartbreaking. Framed as a letter to her deceased sister, Bee deconstructs the events leading up to Tesss death and lays out the facts as she herself uncovers them. Part psychological thriller and part medical drama, Sister is the work of first-time novelist and former scriptwriter Rosamund Lupton. Written in an unusual narrative style, Ms. Lupton weaves together a compelling story about family, relationships, grief and loss, with an interesting angle involving genetic testing. Sister is a haunting love story with twists and turns, false leads, plentiful red herrings and a gasp-inducing surprise ending. Its the kind of enthralling story that, when read on a stormy night, may cause readers to jump in fright at a sudden clap of thunder. Books reviewed in this column are available online or at your local bookstore. BEACH READINGSister 239-263-18502048 Tamiami Trail N., NaplesAcross from the Cheesecake Factory Get Ready... For e Prime Of Your Life!Coming Early October


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BONITA SPRINGS25010 Bernwood Dr. (239) 949-6001 Randy's paradise Shrimp Co.www.randys Closed for September SORRY FOR ANY INCONVIENENCE WE WILL BE RE-OPENING IN OCTOBERNAPLES10395 Tamiami Trail (239) 593.5555 10% OFF your next purchase Fish Market Only! (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 wells (one shot only) $ 2selected appetizers 1/2 price Lunch & Dinner Randys Famous Fish & Chips $ 9.95 w/purchase of a drink Full Rack Danish Baby Back Ribs $ 9.95 w/purchase of a drink DINNER ONLYColby Red Wine $ 12.99Tomatoes $ .79 lb Naples Award-Winning 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STUDIOIn support of breast cancer awareness month! Presents DINNER AND DANCING UNDER THE STARWednesday, September 28th 6:30-9:30pm Prix Fixe Menu starts with Cocktail Hour Professional Dance followed by open dancing with Live Music Ticket inclusive three course dinner and glass wine for only $30 per personCALL 659-7008 ASAP TO RSVP! SPACE IS LIMITED! Pro ts of this special event to bene t: CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 C15 This Felix the Cat figure was made by Steiff, the famous German toy company. It sold for $4,250 at a 2010 Fairfield auction in Monroe, Conn. He is 9 inches tall and, of course, has the trademark Steiff button in his ear. to remove it. Dont sand it, because you will remove some of the wood, and this would lower the value. Fifty years from now, Wormleys designs may not be as easy to find, and your refinishing may be questioned. But are you treating the furniture as something to enjoy, not as museum pieces. Q: I have several of my mothers silk scarves marked Vera. They are decorated with bright flowers in a flowing informal style. Any history or price information? A: Vera Neumann made colorful scarves, tablecloths, bedsheets, towels, fabrics, dresses, blouses and sleepware. She was born in Connecticut in 1907, graduated from Cooper Unions art school in New York and painted watercolors that she turned into fabric designs. She and her husband, George, started making silkscreened placemats in their apartment in the mid-1940s. But she is best known for her scarves. She signed each one Vera. The earliest had a small signature, but the signature grew bigger each year as her designs became more famous. She added a copyright symbol, then a ladybug, probably in the 1950s and 1960s. Some think she continued using the ladybug until the 1980s. Her flower designs are best-known, but she also did geometrics. After World War II, she bought surplus parachutes and used that fabric for scarves. Most of her work was made in the United States, but later pieces were made in Japan and China. Her name and designs are being made again. Scarves sell for $15 to $150. Q: I have a 2-gallon stoneware jug with a handle that reads Hamilton & Jones, Greensboro, Greene Co., PA on it. Its gray with blue writing. Id like to know more about the maker. A: Hamilton & Jones was in business from 1866 to 1898. The company was founded by John Jones and William Leet (or Lute) Hamilton. They made stoneware with hand-painted and stenciled blue designs. The pottery used several different marks, including some that said Star Pottery and some that said Union Works. Tip: To clean an old coffee grinder, grind white rice through the mill. When the rice appears to be clean, the grinder is clean enough to use. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. Write to Kovels (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.

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PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 Tropical & Outdoor Dining Doc F ords.comDoc Fords Ft. Myers Beach708 Fishermans Wharf Dr. 239.765.9660Doc Fords Sanibel975 Rabbit Road239.472.8311 ZAGATZAGAT.COMRated by: Find Us On Sanibels Favorite @ 11AM Enjoy Outdoor DiningROOFTOP THE WHALE Voted Best Casual Dining Thursday Night is Ladies Night!Ladies Drink Free! 9pm-Midnight!Live Music Thurs.-Sun. Get the Free mobile app at Get the Free mobile app at Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way; 431-7611. With 70-plus flat-screen televisions, you wont miss out on your favorite teams game at this trendy sports bar, the brainchild of former Miami Dolphin Kim Bokamper. What makes this a great choice for sports lovers is an inventive menu that includes shrimp, calamari, tuna wontons and fish tacos in addition to the usual burgers, wings, sliders and chili. Bos banging shrimp, in a sweet and spicy sauce topped with sesame seeds, were tasty and cooked just right. Bos signature chicken wings were excellent, grilled then topped with a medium hot barbecue and garlic sauce accompanied by a bounty of celery and blue cheese dressing. The fish tacos, made with mahi, were terrific. Apple pie a la mode was a perfect finish to a winning meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2010 Latitude Fusion Cuisine & Piano Bar, Naples Walk, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 596-5600. Stylish and comfortable, Latitude resembles a well-appointed supper club filled with dark woods, oversized booth and sleek Art Deco touches. The open kitchen adds a touch of theater. The menu is a mix of comfort food and fusion fare, the stuff for which Chef Ross Peterson is known. From a selection of flatbreads, I liked the one with topped with lots of Portobello, goat cheese and caramelized onions. The crisp, yeasty crust complemented the toppings nicely. An Old World charcuterie platter had an interesting array of wursts, although Id have preferred more firm varieties and fewer soft ones. The Better than Nanas Kobe beef Bolognese was terrific, with a soulful sauce containing lots of tomatoes, onions, carrots and herbs simmered for a long time with the ground beef and accompanied by garlic bread. Lovely and not overly loud live music and a well-chosen wine list enhanced the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 598-9400. For an inexpensive but excellent Vietnamese feast, head straight to Noodle Saigon. The 12-page menu might seem intimidating at first, but the friendly servers are happy to help newcomers sort through it. Ive found its hard to go wrong here. On my most recent visit, I enjoyed savory asparagus crabmeat soup, shrimp paste on sugar cane, steamed rice crepe with grilled pork, shrimp summer rolls, clams with black bean sauce and the restaurants heavenly version of rare beef pho. For dessert, we followed our servers suggestion and sampled a tasty mix of mashed avocado, sweetened condensed milk, ice, lime, sugar and mint. The combination resembled Italian water ice and proved a refreshing end to a terrific meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2011 Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. S.; 4347258. Chef Fabrizio Aielli was the darling of the Washington, D.C., political elite before he and his wife, Ingrid, decided to head south. And so was born Sea Salt. No expense has been spared in the chic, modern dcor, the voluminous wine list or the painstakingly prepared food. Curry coconut black mussels and a salad of red and gold beets with mache and pecan-crusted goat cheese were excellent starters, although those with a taste for carpaccio, raw oysters or meats and cheeses will find suitable options as well. The menu changes regularly, so some dishes arent always available, but the limoncello-marinated salmon with green lentil mustard sauce, as well as the wild halibut and veal osso buco ravioli were outstanding. Desserts include house-made gelato and a sushi-style menu of Norman Love chocolates. The pistachio gelato with tomato marmalade was rich and velvety; the tiny almond linzer torte three bites of bliss. Service was superb throughout the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2009Sophias Ristorante Italiano, 3545 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 597-0744 This classic and classy establishment serves ultra-fresh, well-executed Italian dishes along with house-made breads and desserts. From the warm bread with olive oil and tender-crisp broccoli rabe with spicy homemade sausage and crisp polenta to the vivid red tuna carpaccio with caper berries to the huge and delicious zuppe di pesce, to desserts of tiramisu and sfogliatelle, this was an exceptionally good meal. Service was also excellent, including table checks by owner Jay Cherr, one of which included a visit with his young daughter, Sophia, on whom he and wife/co-owner Camille clearly dote. The ambience is lovely as well, reminiscent of trattorias found in Italy. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2010 PAST REPASTS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 food & wine CALENDAR Friday, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m., T he Good Life: Learn how to make tapas with Shelly Connors; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples; 5144663. Reservations required. Saturday, Sept. 24, noon1:30 p .m., Whole Foods: Join in the block party with recipes to enjoy in each department and the opportunity to sample and vote for your favorites. From 3-5 p.m., sample a variety of wines from New Zealand at this informal tasting; free, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 5 p.m., World Market: Celebrate Oktoberfest with German sausage, spaetzle, sauerkraut and more; 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd., North Naples; 566-1239. Thursday, Sept. 29, 5:307:30 p .m., ABC Wine & Spirits: Sample wines from all over the world along with appetizers; $10, 6425 Naples Blvd.; 514-2316. Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:307:30 p .m., Whole Foods: The Health Starts Here Supper Club features a fourcourse healthy Italian meal; $10, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservations required; call or register online at www.acteva. com/go/LifestyleCenter. Friday, Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30 p .m., Whole Foods: Join Health Starts Here specialist Julie Joiner for Forks Over Knives, a documentary about healthy eating that follows two people on their journey to good health after years of unhealthy diets. Refreshments provided; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservations required. Register online at www. Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p .m., N oodles: A benefit for The Alliance for the Advancement of Adult Stem Therapy and Research includes a four-course wine dinner, jazz piano, tableside magician, Latin entertainment and dancing; $125, 1585 Pine Ridge Road. Reservations required. Call Kelly Drouin at 961-1312.Farmers markets Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Go v ernment Complex farmers market, 3335 US 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., T hir d Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, the B onita Springs Lions C lub farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Sunday, 8 a.m.noon, F r eedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send events to Cuisine @floridaweekly.comCUISINE B ay D ri v e You can see the off-season slowdown more acutely in some locations than others. Summer really puts the squeeze on places like Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South in Naples, where theres currently plenty of sidewalk to roam and curbside parking to pull into. At Coconut Point in Estero, the lakeside location thats lively at night in season is a muted version of its former self. Theres an upside to that, of course, for diners. Its a lot easier for us fulltime residents to get a table. We stopped in at Coconut Point to celebrate a birthday quietly and were surprised to see the vast Pagellis Italiano serving only scattered groups of patrons. Its certainly no reflection on the quality of food or service, both of which are good. Perhaps the scale of the dining room high ceilings, open kitchen, piazza-sized seating sections accentuated the void. We settled into a booth that was not quite as generous in proportion. The bench was comfortable, but the table was a bit of a tight fit. (No waistline remarks, please.) Our eager waiter was quick to the table to offer drinks. Pagellis has a full bar with a half-dozen specialty martinis featuring fruit and chocolate flavors. We settled on a Manhattan and a glass of Candoni Chianti. My companion said her cocktail was on the strong side, but she didnt seem to mind. The wine had a beautiful purple-red color and ripe blackberry notes with soft tannins. A basket of crusty bread and herbed oil arrived promptly, which kept us from starving while we pored over the menu. Inspired by the Pagelli familys Sicilian roots, it covers a lot of territory, including hearth-baked pizza, grilled meats and seafood as well as the usual Italian pastas and baked dishes. For starters we selected a pair of small plates that turned out be anything but. The flatbread and the sausage plate were ample enough to serve as entrees, and both were delicious. The cracker-thin bread was smothered in prosciutto, arugula and shards of Parmesan cheese. Im guessing that the last two were put on top after the bread was baked, because the greens hadnt wilted and the cheese hadnt melted. Both had a tendency to fall off when we picked up the bread; it worked easier if you folded it like New Yorkers do with pizza. Regardless, we liked the combination of toppings, especially when spritzed with the wedge of lemon provided. The salsiccia rustica needed no tweaking it was perfect as served. As the name suggests, the peasant-style dish combines Italian sausage, roasted sliced potatoes and red peppers, cannellini beans and sauteed spinach. Hearty stuff for an appetizer, but its really well conceived and balanced. If theyd used hot Italian sausage instead of a milder one, then the heat would have overpowered everything else on the plate. The beans were creamy, and the potatoes nicely browned. At this point, I could have moved on to dessert. Instead, I set aside the sausage dish to take home. One service criticism here: A diner shouldnt have to finish a meal with a to-go box sitting on the table; cant restaurants keep track of them in the kitchen? That could be a personal issue. Service at Pagellis was good overall, and our waiter came across as knowledgeable about the menu. For entrees we went with one of Pagellis favorites and a surf-and-turf combo. Veal and scallop rosemary with cappelini was the former and a most unexpected pairing. Veal medallions and sea scallops were sauteed to perfect tenderness and topped with a tomato sauce infused with rosemary, one of my favorite herbs. It added a woodsy counterpoint to what otherwise might have been an overly sweet dish. The only fault with the dish with both entrees, actually was the grilled asparagus served on the side. The stem ends werent trimmed far enough up the stalk before cooking, so we got some woody sections that were impossible to cut through with a knife. Otherwise, they were well grilled. As were the steak and shrimp. The beef was medium-rare as ordered, and the shrimp were slightly browned on the outside but not overcooked within. Although a peppercorn sauce didnt bring a lot to the steak presentation, the lemon-butter added a flavorful but light finishing touch to the shrimp. They were accompanied by a generous mound of garlic mashed potatoes and the aforementioned asparagus. The dessert menu at Pagellis offers the usual Italian sweets along with creme brulee. The birthday girl had the fluffy espresso-infused tiramisu, a textbook-good example of the creamy treat. The creme brulee was well executed. The Pagelli family has a strong concept going with this restaurant and another in Tampa. I find the food and atmosphere much better conceived, more focused and fully realized than the companys other restaurant, East Side Firepit City Grill in Gulf Coast Town Center. That place seems like a restaurant in search of a concept. Theres such no confusion at Pagellis. The food clearly is Italian classics with a twist, and the dining room evokes an outdoor plaza with textured plaster and lots of metal work. It will be nice for them when that room starts filling up again. Pagellis Italiano: Inspired by Sicily, with a twist Pagellis Italiano, >> Hours: 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday. >> Reservations: Accepted. >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $9-$14; entrees, $10-$26. >> Beverages: Full bar. >> Seating: Indoor and outdoor. >> Specialties of the house: Hearth-baked pizzas and atbreads, pasta, grilled meat and seafood. >> Volume: Low (at least during offseason). >> Parking: Mall parking. Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Coconut Point, 8017 Plaza Del Lago, Estero; 226-4242 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Salsiccia rustica combines mild Italian sausage, roasted potatoes, cannellini beans and spinach. Middle: Both steak and shrimp are perfectly grilled. Right: A textbook example of tiramisu layers of coffeesoaked cookies and sweetened mascarpone cheese. drewSTERWALD