CHEMO IT COMES DOWN TO TH IS: THERE ARE WARR I ORS among us. Scrappers, punchers, brawlers, gladiators. People who walk toward the fight when the hurting starts, not away from it, because theyre not willing to accept economic tyranny when lives are on the line. That takes grit of a kind Susan Kristoff displays every day now, as do Betty Keep, June Sach and Debbie Giardano, along with many others. Each woman suffers from breast cancer or some other gift of a mutant cell (the dauntless Mrs. Keep has a rare form of leukemia, for example). All share a single common conviction: Every cancer patient who can benefit from the relatively new oral chemotherapies pills taken at home that target a variety of cancers should. And none should be restricted by soaring costs that do not reflect the economic realities of producing and administering pill therapies. Together these fighters form a group of patients, medical professionals and advocates championed in part by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Unlikely warriors fight for access to new cancer treatmentBreast cancers toll A2 | Photos from recent events A4 | Pink products A6 | Stilleto Sprint A9 | Breast cancer calendar A11 GET S EA S IER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTHERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYBetty Keep holds a handful of oral chemotherapy pills. OSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLYJune Sach now takes pills instead of going to a clinic for her chemotherapy. BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@oridaweekly.com SEE CHEMO, A8 Seasonal jobs return to area Local businesses are hiring. Starting this week, for instance, there are 575 seasonal positions available at 41 Publix supermarkets from Marco Island to Port Charlotte. A glance at Craigslist, the classified ad website, shows an eclectic mix of local positions, from telemarketers and bartenders, to a salesperson for final resting spots on a Great Burial Reef a company offering burials at sea. But even with more than 11 percent of workers unemployed in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties, hiring can still be a challenge. Some may not be qualified for jobs that require more training, such as a computer tech, said Barbara Hartman of Southwest Florida Works. Others may be hesitant to take lower-level positions that provide little security or added benefits such as health care. This time of year is often difficult to staff due to the dramatic increase in customers, said Publix spokesperson Shannon Pat ten said, adding that last year more people applied than could be hired for seasonal positions. It is harder for us find skilled BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@oridaweekly.com SEE JO B S, A 19 Temp jobs dont always make sense for the unemployedA1 WATCH at 4pm on A1 CLUB NOTESA16 H EALT H Y L IVING A22 NON PROFIT NE WS A24 PETS A 26 MONEY & INV ES TIN G B2 MOTLE Y FOOL B 6 R EAL ES TAT E B9 A RTI STSA MON G US C3 EV ENT S C6 FILM RE VIE W C11 SAVE T HE DATE C 22 VIN O & C UISINE C26-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Degas, in privateExhibit reveals personal side of the iconic Impressionist. C1 The poster, pleaseSee who had the first peek at film festival poster. C25 The social networkFacebook, Twitter have become important business tools. B1 Greetings from Rookery BayGopher tortoises take up residence at learning center entrance. A13
A2 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS W EEK OF SEPTE MBER 29-O CTOB ER 5, 2011 Diamond District Diamond District Diamond District Diamond District Diamond District Diamond District Southwest Floridas Southwest Floridas Southwest Floridas Southwest Floridas 239.947.3434 Coconut Pointe Mall next to TGI Fridays www. D iamond D istrict USA .comProud to Support Susan G. Komen and the Fight Against Breast Cancer!Jason Todd Each Christmas, my siblings and I would ask our Aunt Cleo why she went home to Georgia for the holidays. And each year, Cleo would answer that Granny was getting old, and that she wanted to spend as much time with her as possible. Cleo didnt know the half of it. She should have died an old woman. That probably was her expectation. Her mother would live to be nearly 101 and her paternal grandmother had made it to nearly 90. But Cleo Douthit left us at 67. Thats the sadness of it all. Cleo was a marvel. She taught third grade for more than 40 years at Pahokee Elementary School. She was a good teacher, too parents actually jockeyed to get their kids into her class. The little operettas through which she led those 8and 9-year-olds remain magical to those who heard them, sweet, piping voices singing along to Cleos piano accompaniment. Cleo never met a stranger, either. Her cheerful demeanor and volunteer spirit won her friends everywhere. She could go out to a restaurant or store anywhere from Palm Beach to Fort Myers and run into someone she knew. Cleos baked goods were not to be missed, and her needlework was tight and precise I remember her knitting covers for wooden clothes hangers that our fam ily still uses. She was our paternal grandmothers older sister. She had no children of her own, and had all but raised my dad. We were closer to her in many ways than we were to our own grandmother; by rights, I suppose she was our grandmother. Even the in-laws adored her my mothers family loved her cooking and cooed over her beautiful complexion. She was effervescent I can still hear her laughter. And then she was gone. It went something like this: In the spring of 1969, her husband, Bob, was dying of esophageal cancer. He stumbled as she and Granny helped him walk across the living room. They caught him, but she noticed a painful lump in her breast after breaking his fall. He died that May and after the funeral, Cleo went to her physician, who examined the lump, performed a needle biopsy, and later called to tell her to check into Good Samaritan Hospital for a mastectomy. She had the mastectomy and under went weeks of cobalt treatments. The surgeons also removed her lymph nodes and stripped the muscle from the insides of her arm. She recovered and returned to teaching. Two years later, doctors discovered another lump. Cleo underwent a second mastecto my and emerged scarred but optimistic. More cobalt treatments followed, and she retired from teaching at the end of the next school year. That didnt slow her down. Cleo had a blast during her retire ment, traveling with her friend Tommie Lee DuBose, visiting relatives, working as a pink lady at Everglades Memorial Hospital, helping to start Pahokees Fun After Fifty Five Club and teaching Sunday school. She also helped raise money for the American Cancer Society, going from door to door soliciting donations. She carefully chose clothing to hide the scars that ran like railroad tracks up the insides of her arms and across her chest. Cleo tried not to think about the cancer, but it was a specter that followed her. It was only natural that when her hip started to ache, she was scared. Body scans turned up nothing no sign of cancer, the doctors said. It was arthritis, they said. Take aspirin. Then Cleo developed a dry cough and started getting winded as she climbed the stairs of her home in Pahokee. The doctors diagnosed her with a faulty heart valve, the result of rheumatic fever as a child. They told her she needed openheart surgery, an even bigger ordeal in 1978 than it is today. But before the surgery could be per formed, there was the matter of suspi cious cells were they cancer or were they the result of scarring from all that radiation she had undergone? Never mind the clear scans a year before. Her oncologists solution was to place her on chemotherapy and more radia tion. Cleos hair fell out and she became violently ill. For a time, she turned bitter. How could God allow all these horrible things to happen to someone who had led such an exemplary life? And then my grandmother took her on a last-ditch trip to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where doctors told her they didnt think the cancer ever had metastasized, and that the chemotherapy had further weakened her heart. The damage was done. Cleos radiation-scarred lung had col lapsed. Doctors took her in for surgery to repair the heart valve, but her kidneys failed and she died on June 11, 1979. Cancer doesnt just eat away at the patient. It slowly works its way into the psyches of a patients family, often turning them against themselves and each other. My great-grandmother, 91 at the time of Cleos death, outlived her daughter by nine years. Granny, always plainspoken, took every opportunity to remind my grandmother that no matter what she did, Cleo could have done it better. For her part, my grandmother grew bitter. She never recovered from the grief and turned inward, becoming nearly reclusive at times. That eventually turned into dementia. The rest of us sought solace in memo ries, and vowed that no one we knew ever would die that way again. We pray that continues. 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A4www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS W EEK OF SEPTE MBER 29-O CTOB ER 5, 2011 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Put On Your Pink Bra at Bayside Seafood Grill Tea and fashions at The RitzA benefit for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Wine Away Wednesday at Flemings for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 1 2 1 Janet Doe, Michelle Borders, Heather Paton and Mary Watts 2. Bill and Leslie PearsonCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Estella Vasquez, Lucy Correa-Rybach and Nancy Medina 2. Melinda Smith, Kathy Leavesley, Nicole Addis-Kappes and Jennifer Novakovich 3. Dr. Maureen OConnell, Jajaida Vasquez and Denise Creacy 4. Orlando and Mayela Rosales 5. Beatriz Feliciano, Sofia and Candice Marquina 6. Chris Behm and Gina McVeary 7. Harnubys Barrios and Carlos Echeverry 1 2 3 4 5 6BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Amanda Jaron, Al Romeo and Julie Principato 2 Marilyn Tibuski and Nancy Crawford COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 7
A6 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WeekEEK of OF sep SEPTeEMBerER 29-oOCToOBerER 5, 2011 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Komen keeps donations in townThere are a myriad of nonprofit orga nizations sporting pink throughout Octo ber and vying for attention and dona tions. Susan G. Komen for the Cure has managed to set itself apart as the worlds largest source of non-governmental funding for breast cancer research. While this fact makes Komen a worldwide leader in the fight against cancer, its local affili ate ensures that the majority of dollars donated in Southwest Florida stay in the region. Komen Southwest Florida and all affil iates adhere to a 75/25 rule. This means that 75 percent of the net funds that are raised in the five-county area remain here, helping to fund treatment, screen ing and education. The remaining 25 percent goes to the agencys national research grants program. None of the funds collected locally go toward expens es for Komens corporate office. Since 2002, Komen Southwest Florida has funded more than $4.7 million in local programs and $1.5 million in nation al research grants. The organization has earned a four-star rating for five years in a row with CharityNavigator.org, a wellrespected charity watchdog. Breast health on wheelsFor about a year, Radiology Regionals Mobile Mammography service has taken breast health on the road, providing screenings at various locations through out Lee County. The Mobile Mammo unit offers state-of-the-art technology, expert staff and the same high-quality local board certified radiologists youd have interpreting mammograms as youd find at Radiology Regionals offices. The digital mobile coach is helping to elimi nate barriers by making it faster and more convenient for women to have a screening mammogram. Mammograms continue to be the gold standard and are the key to life-saving early detection of breast cancer. The exam takes approximately 20 minutes. No prescription is necessary and appointments arent required. Most health insurance carriers are accepted or a discounted price of $150 is offered to self-pay patients. To learn more, call 936-2316 or visit http://radiologyregional.com. From cookies and yogurt to jewelry, running shoes and even cat chow and toilet paper (really), retailers far and wide partner with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help fight breast cancer. The nonprofit organization sug gests that consumers ask five questions about a pink product or program (or any cause-related marketing program) before spending their money. 1. Is the company credible and commit ted to the cause? 2. How is the offer structured? Trans parency is the key. Is it clear how much money the company will give to the charity? For example, if its a donation per purchase, how much of the purchase price goes to charity? If there is a mini mum contribution guaranteed by the company, what is that amount? 3. Who does the program or promo tion benefit? Prod ucts that benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure are clearly marked, so other pink prod ucts benefit different breast cancer organizations. Consumers should do their homework to make sure the beneficiary is legitimate. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alli ance is one resource for information on nonprofit organizations if you are unsure. Visit www.give.org. 4. How will the organization that ben efits use the money? This should be clear. 5. Is the cause meaningful to you, and does the program make sense to you? This is a personal choice. For purchases with a purpose, think pink Through its Connected to the Cause pro gram, Purina Cat Chow guarantees $300,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure from sales of specially marked packages of Purina Cat Chow and Whisker Lickins. Since 2004, Pepperidge Farm has guaranteed $75,000 a year for Susan G. Komen for the Cure from sales of specially marked packages of cookies.
Dara Leichter Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator Susan Murphy Breast Cancer Survivor .Regional Cancer Center is a unique partnership between Lee Memorial Health System and its private physician group partners. Working together, the health system and physicians now can oer cancer patients treatment for nearly every aspect of their cancer care under one roof. From the latest treatments and technology to workshops and design features intended to soothe the mind and body, cancer patients will know that they do not have to ght their cancer alone.As a hairstylist, Susan Murphy never thought shed have to choose between her hair and her life. But when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, the sta at the Regional Cancer Center helped her with the entire processmedically, emotionally and nancially. Now cancer-free, shes back to running her salon and no longer needs a wig. To read Susans story, please visit www.LeeMemorial.org/caringwww.LeeMemorial.org
A8 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WeekEEK of OF sep SEPTeEMBerER 29-oOCToOBerER 5, 2011 one of the nations preeminent nonprofit organizations in the fight against breast cancer. Led by Ms. Kristoff, this week theyve proposed a seemingly simple little bill for consideration by Floridas elected leaders: the parity bill, as they call it. Legislating accessThe parity bill proposes that health insurance companies be required to cover as much of the cost for a prescribed chemotherapy taken by pill, at home, as they do for chemotherapy taken intravenously, in a hospital or oncology suite. If a few supportive politicians agree, the bill can be presented for debate and a vote before the entire legislature at the new legislative session beginning Jan. 10, 2012 only about 14 weeks away. I started working on this two years ago, but the nature of the state is so conservative people didnt think it was possible to pass this law, recalls Ms. Kristoff, who carries not only the stage 4 breast cancer shes been battling for eight years, but the title of state chairperson of the Florida Public Policy Col laborative. When I suggested it to Komen, they thought it was a long shot. Insurance companies have strong lobbies and Ko men thought none in the legislature would be interested in anything having to do with a mandate. But this isnt a mandate. No, its a parity bill, and only a pro posed bill at that. Eleven other state legislatures have passed similar legislative measures, and their governors have signed them into law. A simple pill, a world of differenceIt sounds simple enough. After all, the costs to produce chemotherapy pills that achieve as much or more success than intravenous chemo are not pro hibitive. Pills are used in targeted rather than broad assaults designed to kill can cer cells, which means fewer or different side effects. And even though pills may cost a little more to produce, say the ex perts, they save an ocean of currency on the back end, when it comes to adminis tering the therapies. With a pill, many patients can say goodbye to the sometimes-torturous chemo corrals that characterize tradi tional treatment. There, patients gather in reclining chairs surrounded by IV stands, drip bags of fluid, elaborate lines and monitors, the occasional sounds of retching from nearby bathrooms or cu bicles, and general suffering conducted under the attention of a medical staff that must always in clude an on-site doctor and the adminis tering nurses. None of its fun and some of its nearly intolerable. Oral is a tremen dous advantage, says Dr. Charles Vogel, professor of clinical medicine in the Miller School of Medi cine at the University of Miami, and director of the Womens Center at the Syl vester Cancer Center, in Deerfield. A breast cancer specialist, Dr. Vogel is using a team of young doctors and the treatment charts of about 5,000 patients to determine the minimum effective dose of one of the newest and most po tent treatment pills, Tykerb. Thats the name assigned by its pharmaceutical creator, GlaxoSmithKline. The generic name is Lapatinid. The patient has fewer trips to the doctor, you dont have to be using (in serted ports that are permanently main tained) which can get infected and clot. Most patients dont have hair loss, some dont have nausea and the vomiting as sociated with classical chemos. As a re sult, your oral medications are far better in the long run for quality of life, Dr. Vogel says.So whats the problem?The problem is that the law lags be hind the technology, says Ms. Kristoff. The problem is also the reality of the business: health insurance companies arent going to volunteer to pay out more unless theyre made to. They offer other reasons, too, says Ali cia Paulino-Grisham, a disability insurance attorney and partner at the DILAW Group who is helping parity bill advocates create the language in the bill. Before the current fight, Ms. Paulino-Grisham took Su san Kristoffs case pro bono when her insurance company, Cigna, refused to pay disability insurance even after Ms. Kristoffs breast cancer spread to her hips, creating two holes that reached the bone and prevented her from walking comfortably or working, she notes. The two women admire each other and work well together, they say. One of the reasons HMOs push back and it shouldnt be any of their busi ness is that they say patients cant be trusted to take the pills and scrutinize their own progress by themselves. Its the first time weve heard that ar gument it was never introduced with diabetes or HIV medications (both of which can sometimes require relatively elaborate efforts by patients at home). Who else but the patient has a great er interest in monitoring his or her own progress? So this argument is absurd. Ironically, however, if insurance companies were to agree to pay out more for oral chemotherapy, it could benefit not only everybody else, but their own bottom lines as well, Ms. Kristoff argues. In the overall big picture when the cost of intravenous chemo is so much more this is better for the insurance companies and the state (in such pro grams as Medicare), she says, pointing to her own experience as an example. My bill for one month of chemother apy is $47,000. But for my oral chemo, which is not covered completely and is equally as effective, the cost is $4,500. With that, though, you have a $3,000 co-pay, which I could not do without help. Part of the problem arises because oral chemo pills are listed under phar maceutical coverage plans by insurance companies, not under the medical plans themselves. Thus, a trip to a chemo corral might require a co-pay for the insured patient of $20 to $50, which includes the che motherapy administered there intravenously. But a prescription might require a co-pay of 50 percent.Heavyweight costs to individualsFor Debbie Giardano or Betty Keep or June Sach, the simple pill in the bottle can suddenly become the economic el ephant in the room. Mrs. Giardano, for example, went through surgery and traditional chemo therapy for her breast cancer and was then prescribed two pill medications, each costing $2,000 per month. Unfor tunately, her co-pay was 50 percent for each. The pills dont fall under the medical part of your health plan, they fall under the drug part of your health plan, which is totally different, she told an NBC af filiate in Miami during a testimonial interview recently. Until you need the drugs, who knows? Now shes whittled the costs of the life-saving pills down to a mere $700 per month, but to carry on with the lifesaving medicine, she and her husband had to eviscerate their small trucking transport business by selling the vehicles. Mrs. Keep, meanwhile, discovered she had a rare form of leukemia in Janu ary. She spent five weeks in the hospital taking Arsenic and a new oral chemo called Tretinoan, then eventually went home with orders to continue taking the Tretinoin for at least a year. A widower unbowed and vital as she enters her ninth decade, she lives on a fixed income of about $1,700 per month. So the $736 bill for medicine was impossible to shoulder without help from the Light Foundation of Southwest Florida, she says one of a number of nonprof its that, like Komen, reach out to patients in similar circumstances. Now, I can do anything I want. I live the way I want to, she says cheerfully. For June Sach, a bright-as-broad-day 78-year-old aficionado of the real cure, she says red wine and chocolate, of course her breast cancer led to a taste not of the finer things in life, but of the massive disparity between costs to some patients and much lower costs for the same medicine to others. Not long after her diagnosis, she moved to New Jersey to be with her son and daughter-in-law, she says. She had surgery there, and her subsequent treat ment included a prescription for an oral chemotherapy pill. In the Garden State, whose legislators passed a version of the parity bill that went to Gov. Chris Christie for his sig nature on September 25, Mrs. Sach paid $50 for 90 pills. But when she returned home to the Sunshine State and walked into the Target where she normally buys prescriptions to replenish her supply, everything changed. They said, That will be $690. And I said, No, I use the generic. And they said, That is the generic. It was roughly the same price at Walmart, and even more at Costco when she phoned there, she says. Many are in the same boat. Unfor tunately, some do not get the financial assistance they require to pay for treat ment, with sometimes tragic results. While patients such as Mrs. Keep, Mrs. Sachs and Mrs. Giardano are offering their own testimonies throughout the autumn to politicians who will consider the parity bill, some dont get that far. Ms. Kristoff lost a friend recently who could not afford the prescribed oral chemo for his lung cancer because he did not want to bankrupt his family, which included both his wife and chil dren, she says. So he chose to avoid the new medication, resorting instead to traditional chemotherapy. He also chose to join the fighters and advocates of parity. But while waiting to travel to Tallahassee to testify before a legislative committee about the prohibitive costs of oral chemotherapy in Flori da, he passed away. I had a background in legal research, and I got a lot of help, so Im alive thanks to many, Ms. Kristoff explains. But the people who cant navigate a complex system of rules and demands, and dont have that kind of support, dont get the drugs. And they dont live to tell the tale. Still, there are ways around the prob lem for Florida patients who cant afford costly oral chemotherapies. Theyre known as specialty pharmacies. We had to jump through all sorts of hoops to try to figure out ways to get oral chemo covered by insurance, ad mits Dr. Vogel, describing what he shoul dered as one of the responsibilities of his practice. Finally, we discovered that there are specialty pharmacies that will take the onus off of us and fight the insurance companies. But before we found them, before they helped us get around the problem, it was a real issue. His practice relies on a CVS Caremark mail order pharmacy in Miami, he says. Mrs. Sach, for example, relies on a similar business, the RxToGo Pharmacy, in Fort Myers. There are others, too, ac cording to caretakers. But thats not going to help some people and the new parity bill, as pro posed, leaves out Medicare patients and state employees because theyre cov ered under their plans, says Ms. Pauli no-Grisham. To what extent theyre covered remains to be seen, notes Dr. Vogel. Its going to be a bigger issue in Medi care, because all of these new drugs are phenomenally expensive. I think there are some rulings that will require peo ple to pay 20 percent of the cost of the drugs. Its not a problem if you have to pay 20 percent of $10. But if you have to pay 20 percent of $10,000, it becomes much more difficult. And the disparity in those costs could prove life threatening. CHEMOFrom page 1 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Now, I can do anything I want. I live the way I want to. Betty Keep, oral chemotherapy patient EriRIC radda RADDA TZ / florida FLORIDA weekly WEEKLY Betty Keep gets help to pay $736 a month for medicine. GRISHAM VOGEL
A9 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com W EEK OF SEPTE MBER 29-O CTOB ER 5, 2011 NEWS A9 It seems that for some people, last years Stiletto Sprint brought out the silly side of a serious fight against breast cancer. We had men, women and children in high heels. (Naples City Councilman) Gary Price wore pink patent stilettos, says event organizer Amy Lane, director of the Garden of Hope and Courage. Someone showed up for the inaugural sprint in a Little Red Riding Hood outfit and The Big Bad Wolf chased her to the finish line. They were just two of more than 350 people who registered. The second annual Stiletto Sprint to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Southwest Florida takes off at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21. More than twice the crowd is expected this year, Ms. Lane says. The best part of it is its just light hearted fun. Its not a black-tie event. Its honestly high heels and shorts... you see all kinds. Its definitely something to behold. Participants will sprint 500 yards along Fifth Avenue South. Runners, walk ers and all styles of footwear are wel come, but only those in heels at least 2 inches high will qualify for the first-place prize. Traffic will be stopped and a police escort will lead the way to the finish line. Upping the ante this year, the second annual Stiletto Sprint is planned in con junction with the Pink is Power Ladies Night Out event. Fifth Avenue is going to be very pink, Ms. Lane promises, adding Port Royal Jewelers will hold a drawing for a 4-carat pink sapphire. Anyone who registers for the sprint is eligible. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids younger than 15. Participants who raise $50 for the cause will receive a Stiletto Sprint T-shirt, and those who raise $250 will be invited to the VIP cooldown party at Caf & Bar Lurcat. If more people than can fit in Bar Lurcat raise that much, Ms. Lane says, That will be the problem to have. Sign up in advance at www.komenswfl. org or beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the sprint. For more information, call 498-0016 or 434-6697. On your mark, get set, sprint! BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY Paul Franklin, Lisa Swirda, Ellie Torys and Don Witham Barbara Peck, Tinal Pegler, Fran Thomas, Katherine Saortlindge and Lyn Carlson City Councilman Gary PriceMadison and Cameron BatesSean Molan As seen at the inaugural Stiletto Sprint in 2010
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A11 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WeekEEK of OF sep SEPTeEMBerER 29-oOCToOBerER 5, 2011 NEWS A11 NEW PATIENTS WELCOME DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIC SURGEONBOARD CERTIFIED: AMERICAN BOARD OF LOWER EXTREMITY SURGEONS Here are some programs and pro motions going on around town as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Well run more as October progresses. Mikes Day for a CureWednesday, Oct. 5 Jersey Mikes 8951 Bonita Beach Road The restaurant will donate 70 cents per beverage or Pink Ribbon Combo sold and 100 percent of Mikes Way to a Cure T-shirt sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Info: 495-3588. Bras for Life5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive Juried exhibition and silent auction of bras that have been decorated by local artists. Donations accepted at the door to benefit the American Cancer Society. Info: 394-4221. Slice of HopeFriday, Oct. 7 Aldos Ristorante Italiano & Bar, 4820 Davis Blvd. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of sales to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation. Info: 659-2536 or www.aldosnaples.com. TREK Ride to Raise Awareness9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 Trek Bicycle Store, Coconut Point Choose to pedal a 10-mile or 25-mile route to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer awareness, screening and treatment. Into: 390-9909 or www.trekbikesflorida.com.In The Pink10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 Seminole Casino Immokalee For its In The Pink charity slot tournament, the casino will donate $5 of each $10 slot to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Southwest Florida. Info: (800) 218-0007. Lets Push Pink5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar, 1585 Pine Ridge Road For $20, enjoy appetizers and a cocktail, and get a ticket for a door prize. The Calendar Girls will entertain, and a few Naples firefighters will be on hand, proudly wearing pink T-shirts to support the cause. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Info: www.putonyourpink bra.com/naples. Powerful Women, Powerful Choices9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15 The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa A free symposium about cancers significant to women. Info: 936-0382 or www.PowerfulWomenInfo.com. See story on page A22. Cut-a-thon for the Cure10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 LaMouche Salon & Spa, 26251 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs Silent auction, Mobile Mammo bus from Radiology Regional, $15 manicures, haircut and blow-dry or shampoo and haircut, $30 shampoo, haircut and blow-dry. No appointment necessary. Proceeds go to Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support. Info: 949-2233. Third annual Mammos & Manicures5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 Physicians Regional Medical Center, 8300 Collier Blvd. Digital screening mammograms will be $79. There will also be manicures, mini-massages, eyebrow threading and complimentary wine and hors doeuvres. Reservations and more info: 348-4180. Women Supporting Women5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19Handsome Harrys, 1205 Third St. S.Enjoy creative cuisine and sample select wines at the ninth annual Women Supporting Women evening to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples. Tickets: $75 in advance (mail a check payable to CAN to Alice Carlson, 2730 Leeward Lane, Naples, FL 34103) or $85 at the door. Info: e-mail womensupportingwom firstname.lastname@example.org. Second Annual Stiletto Sprint5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21Starting at The von Liebig Art Center A light-hearted, 500-yard race for the entire family to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage at NCH and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, South west Florida. Info: 434-66997 or 498-0016. See story on page A9. Second annual Pink Party8-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 Blue Martini, Mercato Raffle prizes and drink specials all night. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Info: 261-0337. Fourth annual Bowl for the Cure1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 The Beacon Bowl, 5400 Tamiami Trail N. A tournament sponsored by the United States Bowling Congress, plus silent and live auctions and more fun to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Southwest Florida. Info: 597-3452. Spirit Girls Night Out5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf ClubCelebrate your health as your best accessory. Presentations by physicians and clinical staff from NCH plus manicures, makeovers and more. Info: 552-7554. Barbells for Boobs9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 CrossFit Blaze fitness center, 5465 Jaeger Road Join the Amazing Grace 2011 workout for a $35 donation to Mammograms in Action and get a T-shirt (while supplies last). Info: 289-9275 or www.barbellsforboobs.org. BREAST CANc CER A A WARENESS MONTH EVENTS
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FLORIDA WEEKLYNEWS TW0 A13NEWS Healthy Living Pets Musings WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011Samuel and Poly, the newest residents at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, have made themselves comfortably at home in a new outdoor exhibit along the entrance walkway to the center. The lumbering gopher tortoises, a native Florida species, are part of the rotating daily educational programs offered at the facility. Samuel, who is 17 years old, and Poly, whose age is undetermined, were roadside rescues who lived temporarily at the Shy Wolf Sanctuary. They have easily adapted to their new Rookery Bay home, digging burrows and exploring the native plants including prickly pear cactus, fox grape, native grasses and saw palmetto donated by Lowes, Naples Botanical Garden, Naples Preserve and The Bayer Family. Funding for the exhibit was provided in part by Buoy the Bottom Line donors from the Friends of Rookery Bays 2010 Batfish Bash as well as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which manages Rookery Bay Reserve. Listed in Florida as a threatened species, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) has scaly, stumpy legs and sharp claws that help it dig. Tortoises often have multiple burrows that average 15 feet in length and sometimes go as deep as 6 feet. Tunnels lead to larger chambers where the air temperature and humidity stays relatively constant, providing a safe refuge from the elements and fire. Owls, raccoons, opossums, mice, frogs, and snakes capitalize on the tortoises efforts and can be found using the burrows from time to time. The 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve contains some of the largest expanses of shrinking gopher tortoise habitat called coastal scrub. The environmental leaning center is at 300 Tower Road.The race is onRegistration opens Oct. 1 for the second annual Rookery Bay Reserve Adventure Race set for 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. The adventure consists of a 3K kayak race on Henderson Creek and a 4K run on the Snail Trail. Individuals and relay teams can sign up, and kayak rentals will be available. All participants will receive a T-shirt with logo designed by Gary Lytton, director of the reserve, and admission to the learning center. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the categories of men, women and relays. Registration is $40 for individuals and $70 for relay teams, with spots limited to 70 participants. Sign up at www.rookerybay.org. The Rookery Bay Adventure Race is sponsored by Up A Creek Kayak Tours, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Friends of Rookery Bay. For more information, call race director Susan Cone at 293-6232 or e-mail email@example.com. Here are some walks and runs coming up to raise awareness about and funds for various nonprofit organizations and causes: The Collier County Walk to End Alzheimers steps out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, from St. Ann School on Eighth Avenue South. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Sign up in advance at www.alz.org/ flgulfcoast. Click on Walk and then on Choose a Walk Near You. There is also a registration link on Facebook at Collier County Walk to End Alzheimers 2011. The eighth annual Walk for Life to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center takes place Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Collier Regional Park. The 2-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. The Pregnancy Resource Center helps meet the physical and emotional needs of women facing crisis pregnancies. To register as a walker or for more information, call 513-9775 or visit www. prcwalkforlife.org. The third annual Bulldog Dash 5K race and 1-mile fun run to benefit the American Cancer Society-Relay for Life takes place Saturday, Oct. 22, at Oakridge Middle School and Indigo Lakes. The fun run begins at 7:15 a.m. and the 5K at 7:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Oakridge Middle School Builders Club and the Northside Naples Kiwanis Club. Advance registration for the fun run is free, and for the 5K is $15 for students and $20 for adults. Sign up at www.bulldogdash.com. Race-day registration is an additional $5. The American Cancer Societys Collier County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer noncompetitive 5K walk steps out Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Village on Venetian Bay. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. Title sponsor for this years event is 21st Century Oncology; Stacey Deffenbaugh of NBC-2 is chair of the event. To register, contact Ms. Deffenbaugh at 839-0680 or Stacey.deffenbaugh@ nbc-2.com, or Melissa Wolf at the American Cancer Society, 261-0337, ext. 3860, or Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is at www.putonyourpinkbra.com/naples.Gopher tortoises welcome visitors at Rookery BayStep out to raise funds and awareness HIT THE LINKS SEE WALKS, A14 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Poly Right: Samuel 1,000 golf balls in the forecast at TiburonYou dont even have to play the game to be a contender in at least one aspect of the upcoming Tommy Bahama Coconut Classic. You dont even need to attend the tournament up Monday, Oct. 17, at Tiburon Golf Club, Ritz-Carlton. At 10:45 a.m., as many as 1,000 numbered golf balls will be dropped from more than 100 feet over a hole on the driving range. The ticket matching the ball that lands in the hole or nearest to it could win as much as $5,000. Golf balls are $10 and can be purchased by visiting: Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar on Third Street South; Tommy Bahama retail locations on Third Street South, including RELAX; and at Sports Clips and Platinum Fabric Care locations throughout Collier County. Golf balls are on sale through Oct. 16. Proceeds will benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage and the Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County. The winner does not have to be present on tournament day. For more information, call 643-6889. First Tee named host charity for ACE The First Tee of Naples/Collier has been designated as the official host charity for The ACE Group Classic taking place Feb. 13-19 at The TwinEagles Club. It is the 25th anniversary of the Champions Tour event in Naples. Of the 1.5 million young people helped by The First Tee program since it began nationwide in 1997, many have come from the South Florida area. The ACE Group Classic supports its host organization in its mission to make the game of golf accessible to kids everywhere. Weve seen firsthand what an impressive program The First Tee of Naples/Collier is and the direct impact it has had on a significant number of children learning character building skills with the ethical game of SEE LINKS, A14
30% Federal Tax Credit** for most applications www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 NEED TREE WORK?Be Prepared! You will save on damages when a storm hits!Garden Center Full Service Tree Care to 75 feet Hurricane Prep & Clean-Up Privacy Plantings Landscape Design Water Features Pavers Irrigation The second annual SWFL Walk the Talk for Epilepsy sets out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at North Collier Regional Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk started as the dream of Dan Rosenfeld, a 26-year-old Naples man who is one of tens of thousands who live every day with the challenges of epilepsy. For more information, to sign up or to volunteer on the day of the walk, contact Mr. Rosenfeld at 254-7710 or DBRosenfeld08@gmail.com. Help Collier County students make great strides toward their future by taking part in a 5K walk/run to benefit the Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program on Saturday, Nov. 19. Put on your sneakers and invite others to join you on a team. All high school juniors through college students who participate are eligible to win scholarship dollars in prizes and drawings. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Collier County School District Administration Center, 5775 Osceola Trail (behind Barron Collier High School). Registration is $10 for students, $35 for adults (free T-shirts for those who sign up by Oct. 14). Corporate team registration is $500 for up to eight runners. For more information or to sign up, call the Education Foundation of Collier County at 643-4755 or visit www. GetOnTheBusCollier.org/5KWalk. The Jolley Be Good 5K race to benefit the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Foundation takes place Saturday, Nov. 19, at Veterans Community Park on Marco. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Humane Society Naples dog training programs on Marco. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and the run sets out at 7:30 a.m. along a route that travels Collier Boulevard and crosses the new Jolley Bridge before returning to the park. A noncompetitive, 1-mile fun walk around the park will set out at 7:35 a.m. For r egistration and more information, contact the Gulf Coast Runners Association at www.gcrunner.org or call 642-0575. golf, says Reinhold Schmieding, president and founder of Arthrex, the exclusive sponsor of The First Tee of Naples/ Collier. For more information about the The ACE Group Classic, visit www.theacegroupclassic.com.Bentley Village hosts marathon Think youre up for 100 holes of golf? Find out at the inaugural Par 3 Marathon set for Monday, Nov. 7, at Vi at Bentley Village as a benefit for Special Olympics Florida. Heres how it works: Golfers complete 100 par three holes at the local qualifying event, which is ne of several being held throughout Florida. The two lowest scores at each qualifying event and the top fundraisers will earn an invitation to the Par 3 Marathon Championship Weekend in Palm Beach in early December. To register or for more information, visit www.par3marathon.org. Play a round for a good causeHere are some charity golf tournaments coming up in the area: Young Professionals of Naples holds the second annual Coral Cay Miniature Golf Tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Sign up with a foursome, or be paired with other players on the day of the fun. Prizes include hotel packages, golf outings and golf equipment. Refreshments will be served during the competition; afterward, players will adjourn to South Street Bar and Grill for food and drinks specials. Tickets for $15 per person must be purchased in advance at YP Naples events or by e-mailing Jason Print at email@example.com. First National Bank of the Gulf Coast hosts its third annual charity tournament Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Hideout Golf Club. Beneficiaries are Eden Autism Services Florida and Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida. Continental breakfast will precede the 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, and lunch will also be provided. Contact Heather Gessel at 325-3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The inaugural FORE Wishes tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida takes place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, at Quail West Country Club. Registration is $200 per player and includes a Friday evening reception as well as breakfast, lunch and an awards ceremony on Saturday. Hole sponsorships are $500 each. Contact Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or email@example.com. A tournament to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project tees off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at La Playa Beach & Golf Club. Registration is $125 per person. WWP raises money and awareness for wounded warriors returning from the battlefield. Call Dale Mullin at 596-3019 or (203) 449-7742, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Collier Kids Can Read tournament takes place Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Strand. Registration is $125 per person and includes breakfast, lunch and two drinks. Proceeds will benefit the Toys for Tots literacy program. Sponsors are Usborne Books & More and Paradise Appraisals and Real Estate Services. Donations for a raffle, silent auction and gift-bags are being solicited, and hole sponsorships remain available. Call Natalie Moffitt at 293-2580 or Babara Manganaro at 293-8702. Swing for the Kids to benefit the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida takes place Monday, Nov. 14, at The TwinEagles Club. For more information, call 261-5405 or visit www.mhaswfl.org. WALKSFrom page 13LINKSFrom page 13
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 Republican Women at Arbor TraceSouthwest Florida Federated Republican Women meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Arbor Trace in North Naples. Jill Hasner, wife of U.S. senatorial candidate Adam Hasner and manager of Megan Whitmans 2010 gubernatorial campaign, will be the guest speaker on Oct. 3.Cost is $15. For reservations or more information, call Anne Brown at 254-9979.Ikebana meeting arranged for Oct. 5Ikebana International-Naples meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Attendance is free and the public is welcome. Member Betty Magella will explain the basics of Shoka Shimputai, a style of Ikebana that can be easily achieved with a few pieces from the garden and a bundle of flowers from the local grocer. Non-members are asked to make a reservation by e-mailing ikebananaples@ me.com. For information about the local chapter, visit www.ikebananaples.com.Orchid Society set for Oct. 6How to Kill Your Orchids is the program topic at the Naples Orchid Society meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Guest speaker Linda Rolf of Woodland Orchids is an accredited judge for the American Orchid Society, an AOS trustee and a recipient of the AOS certificate of education. An orchid doctor will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. Members will exhibit their blooming plants for first, second and third place ribbons and are reminded to bring plants to donate for the orchid sale coming up Saturday, Oct. 15. Annual membership in the Naples Orchid Society is $40 for individuals and $50 for families. For more information, call 403-7155 or visit www.naplesorchidsociety.org.Schools superintendent will address womenThe League of Women Voters of Collier County and the local American Association of University Women will welcome Kamela Patton, superintendent of Collier County schools, as their guest speaker at noon Monday, Oct. 10, at the Hilton Naples. Ms. Patton will discuss her first 100 days on the job in Collier County.Cost of the luncheon program is $20. Guests are welcome. For reservations or more information, call 263-4656 or visit www.lwvcolliercounty.org. Get acquainted with newcomersThe Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com.Zontians give to teen parenting programsThe Zonta Club of Naples recently presented $5,500 to the Naples Teenage Parenting Program and $5,500 to the Immokalee Teenage Parenting Program. The monies will help provide car seats for infants, safety training for young parents, CPR and first aid instruction, school uniforms and more. Funds also support programs that honor good grades and reward achievements. TAPP provides individualized educational programs for pregnant teens and teenage parents. The programs are designed to aid the teens in earning high school diplomas. The Zonta Club of Naples meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Brio Tuscan Grille in Waterside Shops. Guests are welcome. Cost is $17 and reservations are required and can be made by calling Jean Sloan at 572-4343. For more information about the club, visit www.zonta-naples.org or e-mail email@example.com.Kiwanians donate to CmonThe Northside Naples Kiwanis Club recently donated $7,050 to the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples to support the Cmon Curious Kids afterschool program for fifth graders in Collier County schools. BY MARYA REPKOSpecial to Florida WeeklyTake a trip back to old Florida at the third annual Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the historic Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City. The fun entertainment by the Wholetones, a frog-jumping contest and a bake sale begins at noon, and the fleet will arrive in procession at 2 p.m. Representatives from each of the several congregations in Everglades City will give the blessings. The fleet will drop traps on Oct. 5 and collect them on Oct. 15, which marks the beginning of the season. Unlike other species, only one claw is harvested from the stone crab when it is caught. This allows the crab to live through maturity. Everglades City is considered by many to be the stone crab capital of Florida. Crab claws from the communitys docks are shipped worldwide. The legendary Totch Brown pioneered what has become a multi-million dollar a year industry. Using a coconut as a marker float, Mr. Brown was one of the first to build crab traps back in the 1940s. He took some of his catch to his friend Joe Weiss, whose little sandwich shop in Miami Beach eventually became Joes Stone Crab. This and many more stories about growing up in the 10,000 Islands are chronicled in Mr. Browns book, A Life in the Everglades. The Rod and Gun Club was built in 1864 on the banks of the Barron River in the heart of Everglades City. Originally built as a home by the Storter family, it was purchased by Barron Collier in the 1920s and turned into a lodge. Guests there have included Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Hoover; John Wayne, Ernest Hemingway and many more. Owned and operated by the Bowen family since 1974, the lodge has been used as a backdrop for Hollywood movies and is open to the public. The Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet also includes a coconut guava cake competition. A tradition of the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands area going back more than 100 years, the basic recipe is a light, white cake layered with rich guava paste and topped with a buttery coconut frosting. Numerous local families take pride in individualized recipes that have been passed down through as many as five generations. No doubt the competition will be fierce for this years $100 cash prize and bragging rights. For more information, call (818) 554-9365 or look for the third annual Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet on Facebook. 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Ginsberg, M.D., F.A.C.S.Ophthalmologist Cataract Surgeon Laser Vision Correction Naples 2352 Pine Ridge Rd.239.263.2700 North Naples 877 111th Ave., Unit 2239.591.2949 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT 29-OCT 5, 2011 A19 239-261-7157 www.WynnsOnline.com 141 Ninth Street North Naples For over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Free with a $20 Grocery OrderGluten Free Caf Frozen EntreesMust have coupon at time of purchase Free with a $30 Grocery OrderFrom Italy Melini Orvieto .750 mlMust have coupon at time of purchase positions, for example the cake decorators and meat c utters. Emergency benefits that went into effect in the wake of the recession could also make hiring more difficult, especially for low-paying work. A $275 per week unemployment stipend is not much less than $292, what a Florida worker would make on a 40-hour minimum wage week, after taxes. Jobs that dont require as much training or lack prestige may appear easier to fill, said Ms. Hartman. But then again, there are many people who are on unemployment benefits. And they are very apprehensive about taking a position that theyre not assured will work out. People who lost jobs during the recession include middle-to upper-level managers who are overqualified for jobs like delivery driver or sales positions. But as the jobs crisis lingered, their being overqualified became less a concern for potential bosses. In the past, businesses would be reluctant to hire overqualified candidates, but that tide has turned, said Ms. Hartman. Employers realize (the overqualified candidates) will not be leaving the job soon, because positions theyd been in before will not be returning very soon. Ms. Hartman said that although the recession hit Southwest Florida harder than most places, We are coming out of it. We are creating jobs again. (In Lee County), its only .2 percent year over year, from August 2010 to August 2011. But we are now in the positive realm of job growth year over year. That two-tenths of a percent represents 300 jobs. Florida overall has added 9,900 jobs from July 2010 to July 2011, a .1 percent growth rate and the unemployment rate is down a percent-and-a-half to 2 percent throughout Southwest Florida. Positive growth has been seen in the health care industry even during the recession, said Kristy Rigot, system director of recruitment and retention for Lee Memorial Health System. She pointed out that the U.S. health care industry added nearly 300,000 jobs in the year ending in July, a full two percent growth rate. LMHS is now hiring for various positions, including IT business systems analyst, certified nursing assistants, monitor techs, registered nurses and therapists. The hospital system hired for 2,200 various positions in fiscal year 2011, 300 more than in fiscal 2010, Ms. Rigot said. (LMHS) is experiencing an increased demand for health-care services, which we attribute in part to our aging population and growing demand for medical care and wellness programs in our community, Ms. Rigot said in an e-mail. The need for qualified health care professionals continues to be a challenge, and the long-term need for health care workforce development remains steady. Ramping up for seasonThe next few months should mean even more growth in the service industry here as businesses ramp up staffs to prepare for an influx of the regions trusty snowbirds. It seems the seasonal hiring is starting a little earlier this year, Ms. Hartman said, including Dillards, which is looking for retail salespersons on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Hyatt Coconut Point, which plans to hire line cooks on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Miami Herald reported that Dominos Pizza needs 300 delivery drivers at 47 stores in South Florida. The Publix supermarket chain this week begins the push to hire its 575 temporary, seasonal employees. Theyll need help from baggers, in the deli, produce clerks, cake decorator s, meat c utters, seafood specialists, and others. The workers are only needed from December to May, working between 25 and 35 hours per week. A handful of the seasonal workers end up staying on partor fulltime, Ms. Patten said. Interested candidates are required to apply on the companys website. There are links to separate applications for four different areas: Cape Coral and Punta Gorda, Fort Myers and Estero, Naples-Marco Island-Bonita Springs and Sarasota-Venice-Port Charlotte. JOBSFrom page 1 in the know While local unemployment surpasses the current national rate of 9.1 percent, Southwest Florida has seen some improvement in the past year. # of unemployed % of % last year people population Lee: 31,111 11.5 (13.3) Charlotte: 7,716 11.3 (12.8) Collier: 16, 218 11.9 (13.3) Soure: Agency for Workforce Innovation
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYOne-third of all women in America today will develop cancer during their lifetime. Becoming aware and implementing key lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing this disease. Understanding that knowledge is the best defense, 21st Century Oncology, Lee Memorial Health System and Naples Community Hospital will present the inaugural Powerful Women, Powerful Choices, a complimentary symposium about cancer, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. The event will focus on cancers significant to women, early detection, screening, treatment and therapy, genetics and the importance of specialized care. The day begins with a keynote address on The Importance of Specialized Care by Dr. James Orr. Dr. Orrs presentation will be followed by three sessions focusing on breast cancer, beginning with Mammography Who, How and When by Dr. Theresa Vensel. Dr. Rie Aihara will follow with a talk on Breast Cancer What You Should Know, and Teri Hansen will make it personal, recounting her own experiences in Lessons Learned as a Breast Cancer Survivor. The symposium will continue with Dr. Amy Fox and Whats New in Radiation Therapy, followed by Dr. Fadi Abu Shahin with a discussion about Abnormal Pap Smears Proper Evaluation and Management. There will be a brief discussion of Genetics What You Need to Know, featuring Cindy Merrill and Dr. Abu Shahin. If there are still questions following this morning packed with information, they should be answered during the freeform question-and-answer session, What Youve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask. Entertainment breaks during the seminar feature the Creative Theatre Workshop, Dance Warehouse performing Broadway Baby and a fashion show by White House Black Market. Attendance at Powerful Women, Powerful Choices is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and reservations are required, Call 936-0382 or visit www.PowerfulWomenInfo.com. HEALTHY LIVING Powerful Women, Powerful Choices will focus on womens cancer issues STRAIGHT TALKReflecting on the noble vocations represented at NCH TO YOUR HEALTH Avow hosts son of hospice pioneerAvow Hospice welcomes Ken Ross, son of Hospice pioneer the late Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, for a program open to the public at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. A Swiss-born psychiatrist and author, Dr. Kubler-Ross transformed age-old taboos about end-of-life discussions and challenged the world to think about what it means to be alive. 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.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. Classes take place at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters, 424 Bayfront Place. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org.Conference about kids mental healthThe 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. 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. Next week is my five-year annivers ary as pr esident and CEO of NCH. Iv e been reflecting on all that has happened since Ed Morton retired after 35 successful years here and I was given the privilege and pleasure by the board to succeed him. Heres what comes to mind. First, Ive learned that culture trumps strategy every time. Thats not to say strategy isnt vitally important. It is. But were most proud of the culture that has been created here at NCH. This is my hospital is more than a slogan. Most of us who work here demonstrate that phrase every day in the actions we take on behalf of those we serve. At the base of this culture is a belief that when you help others and do the right thing often enough, you get the right results. Selflessness, not self-centeredness, is the attitude that ultimately brings successful o utcomes to both care receiver and caregiver. With such selflessness come a transparency in what we do and a trust in working together to accomplish it. This is the kind of culture that has begun to permeate NCH. Second, Ive observed that most of our 3,750 colleagues and 640 medical professionals at NCH believe that what they do is a truly noble vocation. The noble professions are those that place the needs and desires of their clients ahead of their own. Health care, education and the ministry are all examples of noble professions. People who just have jobs, which end when the workday is over, can improve their lives by evolving into a career. Career people are proud of what they do and have a purpose and identity. Evolving from a career to a vocation is the highest goal. The word vocation comes from the Latin vocare or voice. The vocation of a doctor or nurse might be healer. The vocation of a dietician might be nourisher. The vocation of an environmental service professional might be infection preventer, and so on. Everyone in health care has his or her own vocation. You just have to want to embrace it. And I believe that the vast majority of us at NCH do just that. Third, I believe the vocation of a health care system CEO should be to address the health of the population he or she serves. In my case, that population includes our community, individual patients, their families and all of our colleagues. But I dont do this alone. We are a collaborative community; we are interdependent, and ours is truly a team in the best sense of the word. As I look forward and consider our goal of attaining national prominence, Im encouraged that neither our community, our institution, the NCH Board, our colleagues, leadership team nor the CEO will be satisfied with resting on past laurels. Rather, as our external environment becomes even more challenging, Im confident we will be even more committed to moving into the future with executable plans. We are all in this together, and I, for one, couldnt be more pleased with the people who serve our noble cause. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. We are a collaborative community; we are interdependent, and ours is truly a team in the best sense of the word. Nextweekismyfive yearanniverh o p th th allenWEISS email@example.com
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Middle row: Kim Lackey of Plackers Flossers; Beth Truett of OHA; Dr. Lauran Governale of the University of Florida College of Dentistry; Dr. Kelley Johnson of CHS Healthcare; Kamela Patton, superintendent Collier Schools; and Dr. Teresa Dolan of UFCD. Front row: Second grade students at Mike Davis Elementary School. NONPROFIT NEWSDomestic Violence Awareness Month begins with Educating with Emery BoardsThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children launches its National Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign with the annual Educating with Emery Boards initiative from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1.Emery boards featuring the Shelters 24-hour crisis line and web address 775-1101 and www.naplesshelter.org will be distributed at 10 locations throughout Collier County in an effort to provide confidential life-transforming information to victims of domestic violence and those who care about them. The locations are: For Footed Friends pet store in Marquesa Plaza, corner of Pine Ridge and Livingston roads; Publix stores in Berkshire Commons, Naples Plaza, Pine Ridge Crossing, Pelican Strand, Crossroads Market and Freedom Square; and at Starbucks locations at Waterside Shops and Marquesa Plaza and in downtown Naples on Ninth Street South.Also comingA free seminar titled Mind Your Money will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Hilton Naples. The program is designed to help attendees develop financial literacy. Lunch is included, along with sessions about: Insurance options, presented by Renee Moisan, an Allstate agent with Brookes Insurance Service; Banking 0ptions, presented by Jennifer Sadallah of Bank of America; Job readiness, presented by Chris Jones; Identity theft, presented by Det. Sgt. David White; and Empowerment, presented by Lisa Gruenloh, president of Empower Parties. Mind Your Money is made possible by the support of the Allstate Foundation and the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Attendance is free, but reservations are required by Oct. 12. Call 775-3862, ext. 238, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The local operation of the Salvation Arm y has its o wn wish list f or the upcoming holiday season: 10,000 square feet of publicly accessible, air-conditioned and secure space with adequate parking that can serve as headquarters for its holiday food and toy distribution efforts. Anyone who can donate space that will be available no later than Nov. 1 and through the first week of January should call Maria Ramos at 775-9447 or e-mail email@example.com. Salvation Army seeks distribution center
SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell PointThe public is invited and many of these events are Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation 2011 Sh ell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-1929-11 (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.orgOct.6,13,20The Academy at Shell Point Presents Russia in the Twenty First Century Thomas Tyrell, retired international lawyer, and former economic advisor to the UK government will offer three seminars that focus on the geopolitical and historical foundations of modern Russia, which were also at the core of the lost empire of the Soviets, and finally the resurgent Russia of Putin and Medvedev.Oct.6Who Lost the Peace Dividend? Session 1 at 10am. Tyrell w ill discuss who are the Russians? It is impossible for a Russian not to know his/her history and geography, because it is all around them from Siberia to the Ukraine, from the Caucuses and to the Baltic. However, we in the West know and understand very little of the largest country on earth. The cost is $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Oct.13Who Lost the Peace Dividend? Session 2 at 10am. During session two Tyrell looks at the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was Ronald Reagan's "Evil Empire." The cost is $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Oct.20Who Lost the Peace Dividend? Session 3 at 10am. During session three, Tyrell looks at a resurgent Russia. While America's attention was on Iraq and Afghanistan, an aggressive Russia has emerged in the East. The cost is $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Oct.10Who Really Discovered America? at 2pm. For most of us we recall the saying In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue and re-discovered America. However there are long lived alternative stories and legends that suggest the Spanish were beaten to the Americas by others. This long list of explorers includes the Polynesians, Chinese, Welsh, Irish, and even the Hebrews. Professor Adrian Kerr will investigate some of the most famous discovery stories in History and some of the most unbelievable legends which still live on. The cost is $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Oct.11&18Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 to reserve your place.Oct.27Shell Point Fall Open House from 1pm-3pm. Attend a Free Open House and tour several decorated models. Visitors will get to view the various sized available units while retirement counselors stand by to answer questions. Seminars explaining Shell Points lifestyle with lifecare model for retirement are also available. This is a free event. If you have any questions, please call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! FREE Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more!Oct. 2011 FREE! FREE! WEEK OF SEPT 29-OCT 5, 2011 A25 Day of fun promotes fire safetyThe Collier County Fire Marshals and the Collier County Fire Chiefs associations host Fire Prevention Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Fleischmann Park. More than a dozen fire trucks and other emergency vehicles will be there for visitors to inspect, including a state-of-the-art incident command vehicle. All area fire districts as well as the Florida Forest Service, the Collier County Sheriffs Office and EMS and the American Red Cross will be on hand. Smokey Bear, Patches and Pumper, Sprinklerman and Sparky the Fire Dog will make appearances, and puppet shows will be part of the educational fun. All are welcome.The great pumpkin patch opens Oct. 2The pumpkin patch at St. Monicas Episcopal Church opens on Sunday, Oct. 2, with pumpkins of all sizes as well as gourds and fall crafts. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31. A special Pumpkinfest takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 22, with arts and crafts, a bouncy slide, $1 pony rides and a cookout food. The church is at 7070 Immokalee Road. Call 591-4550 or visit www.stmonicas.org.Monday Bingo begins on MarcoBingo season at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island begins Monday, Oct. 3, and continues through May 7. The doors at 991 Winterberry Drive open at 5:30 p.m for a free kosher hot dog supper, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. For more information, call 642-0800.Columbus Day parade returnsThe Knights of Columbus present the 14th Annual Columbus Day Parade sets out at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. John Neumanns High School in Golden Gate City. Participants should arrive by 9 a.m. to ensure a place in the lineup. Sign up by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Learn how to take part in shoebox program Livia Satterfield will speak about Operation Christmas Child at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at First Baptist Church in Naples. Ms. Satterfield received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox her first gift ever when she was a child living in an orphanage in Romania. Now she helps children in similar situations today get their own shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization Samaritans Purse. First Baptist Church is at 3000 Orange Blossom Drive.
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MARTY AND MIKKEL BECKER Universal Uclick Dental disease affects an estimated 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats by the time they are 2 years old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dental problems are about more than bad breath and ugly teeth: Dental disease puts pets at risk for other complications, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and other life-threatening conditions. By the way: Dogs have 42 teeth, humans have 32 and cats have 30. Veterinary students are more likely to struggle with depression than are medical students. Kansas State University found that during the first year of veterinary school, 32 percent of veterinary students showed symptoms of depression compared to 23 percent of medical students. The majority of veterinary students are female, which could play a part in higher depression rates, since national studies show women are two to three times more likely to suffer from depression than are men. The Guinness World Records 2012 Edition has named the dog with the longest ears. Harbor, an 8-year-old coonhound, has a left ear measuring 12.25 inches long and a right ear measuring 13.75 inches long. The previous winner was a bloodhound named Tigger with a 13.5-inch left ear and a 13.75-inch right ear. Q: I am moving with my pets to an apartment. The last time we moved, the dog was fine, but the cat went missing. We found her in our old neighborhood, but theres a freeway between the new place and the old this time. How can we keep her safe? via e-mailA: The best way to move with your cat is to confine him before and after moving day in a safe room. Choose a room where your cat isnt going to be disturbed, and outfit it with food and water, a litter box, a scratching post, a bed and toys. Confining your cat not only reduces his stress, but also prevents him from slipping out, which is a danger at both the old home and the new. As youve experienced, your cat could easily become scared, take off and get lost, even in his familiar neighborhood, if he gets disoriented. Your cat should be confined in his safe room the day before packing begins, moved to his new home in a carrier, and then confined again in his new safe room until the moving is over, the furniture arranged and most of the dust settled.Trying to force a scared and stressedout cat to do anything he doesnt want to do is hazardous to your health. After you arrive at your new home, dont pull your cat out of his carrier. Instead, put the carrier in his safe room, open the carrier door, and let him come out into the room when he wants to. After hes a little calmer, you can coax him out with some fresh food or treats if you want. But dont rush him and dont drag him out or you may be bitten or scratched. t f s d a l f y al s tu t hree f rom 2 0 1 w i t 8 Pets of the Week To adopt a petAll dogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. Adoption center hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org. >>Beba is a happy, friendly mixed breed. Shes about 4 years old. >>HoneyBear is a long-haired Chihuahua mix who is 3 years old. Her favorite place is at your feet. >>Louie is a beagle mix whos ready to be part of your family. At 8 years old, hes slow and sweet. >>Salt is a handsome mixed breed with lovely long fur. Hes about a year old. >>Skeetchie is a 7-year-old min-pin whos a bit shy at rst. He warms up quickly, though, and will be very happy when he nds his a forever home.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPT 29-OCT 5, 2011 A27 You are almost too much for me Do you realize that just right is almost too much? And almost not enough? Like honey on a razors edge. Edgy. Whats edgier than you? Really, lets spread the honey: Whats edgier than homo sapiens? Or the celebration of the birthday of humankind? This day is otherwise known as Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, which falls on Sept. 29 and 30 this year, 5772. For Kabbalists, G-ds renewed desire in the world, which results in the continued existence of the world, depends on human acceptance of G-d as King. It is a mutual love beyond all telling. God commands and persons perform: Mitzvah. So the shofar a horn made from the horn of a kosher animal with the marrow removed sounds. The announcing of the imperial coronation comes from deep within, a blast inchoate, primal. And the people eat apples dipped in honey. They honey dip the apple, and say the blessing for eating tree fruits. They taste the honeyed apple, saying the apple and honey prayer. And the sounding of the shofar and the eating of the apple remind everyone of falling off the edge, of missing of the mark. You know, in the original garden. THAT apple. From the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And the shofar sounds, too, to call to the coming days of awe, the shocking days of repentance and fasting. And we are all hanging in there, still, honey dipping and desiring and wailing like forest horns. Like the parable of the royal son who left his fathers home, later returning so dissipated that he even forgot his native tongue. If I could have found one, this is what I would have given you on your birthday. Imagine that: A lovely box, Norwegian wood, with an activating switch. Push the switch. One hears sounds of gears moving round and round, endlessly reminiscent of infinite gerbil wheels. Then a hidden door opens. From inside the box emerges a mechanism with only one function. It turns the switch off. The box, again, is merely still. Tender is the lifeboat, nigh. All arks belong to pirates who will always tell stories. (Where is that switch?) 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. t h e e Rx email@example.com MUSINGSOneiric TenderAnd I say dream on, dreamboat: Let my love light ride. Steam on, steamboat, to the other side. Ring the bell. Sound the horn. Move like hell. Im heading home where I was born. Elton John, DreamboatYou swore the earth was round and you said that there was no upside down. I hit the starship left and let the parallax flip like you showed me in the lighthouse. I did the math and it came up ones and zeros HUM, DreamboatAs the apple is rare and unique among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the nations of the world. Song of SolomonAnd when I awoke I was alone. This bird had flown. So I lit a fire. Isnt it good? Norwegian wood. John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Rubber Soul, Norwegian Wood
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011Getting on the busSee who attended a recent Education Foundation roundtable, and more business events. B8 INSIDEOn the MoveIts your business to know whos going where, doing what. B4 Ask the FoolWhat does pro forma mean? B6 Most people probably dont expect a hardware store to be the go-to place for fishermen. But Sunshine Ace Hardware in Naples has become just that. For tailoring the products offered for local DIY-ers and fisherman alike, the store earned a 2011 Coolest Hardware Store award from Ace Hardware Corp. Of 4,500 locally owned and operated Ace Hardware stores worldwide, the Naples store on the Tamiami Trail is one of four to receive the award this year. We pride ourselves on having been a fixture in the community since 1958, says Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace Hardware. We have a diverse group of people in our community, from those that have lived here all their lives to yearly vacationers and snowbirds we have products, services and an educated staff to provide everything they need. The store has aisles stocked with rods, hooks, sinkers, bobbers and more. Just minutes from the beach, its a reliable resource for locals and visitors ready to hook the catch of the day. Customers find what they need, including employees who have worked at the store for decades, spanning up to 50 years. We applaud Sunshine Ace Hardwares owners and staff for their commitment to helpful service in the community, says Kane Calamari, vice president of retail operations and new business at Ace Hardware Corp. Our co-op business model lends itself to stores that can differentiate themselves based on the community theyre in. Local award recipients attended Aces annual Platinum Conference that brought together Aces top-performing retailers from around the country. Across the board, Ace Hardware stores are known for their excellent customer satisfaction and helpfulness. In 2011, the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction StudySM again ranked Ace Hardware Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Five Years in a Row. For more information about Sunshine Ace Hardware, with six locations in Collier and Lee counties, visit www. sunshineace.com. Naples store reels in a cool award from Ace HardwareSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ONCE THOUGHT TO BE THE SOLE PROVince of loquacious teenagers and young adults with too much time on their hands, social media Facebook, Twitter and the like have in the last two years become indispensable tools for businesses in Southwest Florida. Its almost become critically important for businesses to have a social media presence, says Andy Robinson, founder and president of the CRG Leadership Institute in Naples. Two years ago, social media wasnt even on the radar screen of most businesses. Mr. Robinson counsels a variety of businesses on the proper usage of social media. His clients include law firms, CPA firms, hospitality businesses and landscaping contractors, just to name a few. Ginny Cooper, who heads The Cooper Group in Fort Myers, agrees that social media especially Facebook needs to be a part of the strategic marketing plan for most businesses. The majority of sales are not made through social media, Ms. Cooper says. But social media can direct and channel customers to your business. According to Ms. Cooper, setting up a business Facebook page is relatively easy and inexpensive (it can cost as little as $100 to $200). The real expense involving Facebook is in the time it takes to maintain it, she says. You have to keep it fresh and upto-date. If you dont do that, it is of little value. If youre not going to take the time to monitor the page and keep it current, Facebook and Twitter, once considered time-sucking pastimes, now valuable toolsBY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com SEE SOCIAL, B7 embracingsocial media
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 Specializing in Marital, Family & Appellate LawPROFESSIONAL COUNSEL... PERSONAL APPROACHFlorida Board Certi ed Marital & Family Law AttorneySpecializing in Pre-nuptials, Post-nuptials and Collaborative Divorce MONEY & INVESTINGInvesting doesnt have to be a rollercoaster rideLast week saw serious price declines in equities and precious metals. How did your portfolio fare? Some investors felt as if they were hit with a 2-by-4. Some heard (or themselves screamed) fire in the movie theater and ran for the exit. Some rehearsed and rehearsed, I am a long-term investor; I am a long-term investor... But some held truly diversified portfolios (including alternative assets that are uncorrelated to equities) and portfolios consistently managed under strict risk and money management rules. This group of investors might have ended the week unscathed and, maybe, even in the plus column. An analogy comes to mind: The Three Little Pigs who went out into the world to seek their fortunes. One built a house of straw; another with sticks; and another with bricks. The bricks worked. So, too, investors want a portfolio as solid as a brick house. Now, most investors choose to invest in a portfolio of assets not just one or a very limited number of assets. (Yes, a limited asset portfolio can be a homerun; but it can also lead to ruin.) For the investor who is not prescient and/or cant take the heavy bet, risk should be spread, even if it means a lower return. This is called diversification. But here is part of the typical investors problem, he or she thinks that, by having equity allocations across industries, countries and continents, the portfolio is truly diversified. But along comes the EU crisis, prospects of a second U.S. recession and Chinas economy slowing and Bam! the financial markets plummet and the seemingly diversified portfolio is going down the drain en masse. In a financial crisis, equity correlations approach 1.0, or a very high degree of positive correlation. Not what you, the investor, wanted or thought you were creating. A portfolio that is buy-and-hold, longonly equities could easily be compared to a house built with straw. Sure, its built with lots of different types of straw and some from all over the world, but still, its just straw. Most portfolios have some allocation to bonds, probably a partial buffer in the recent decline. So you could say that a traditional portfolio of stocks and bonds is akin to building a house with sticks. Its better than straw. Sadly, for many investors, the portfolio diversification/allocation process stops there. It shouldnt. What might make the portfolio stronger? The portfolio should: have other asset classes that are not correlated (neither positively nor negatively) to equities, specifically managed futures; and employ money and risk management techniques. Over the past 30 years, the asset class has had less volatility and greater returns than equities, MSCI index or REITs. You would think that advisers would be jumping up and down and pounding the table to get their clients portfolios partially allocated to an asset class with such historically beneficial characteristics Not. And why not? Maybe advisors dont understand this alternative asset class or maybe they dont offer it for sale. Though you might not hear about it from your advisor, it doesnt mean that you dont need it. Another reason is that managed futures are sometimes grossly mischaracterized as isolated investment bets in a specific commodity at a moment in time. Why would I want to risk getting pork bellies delivered to my door? is meaningless cocktail party banter; it is not managed futures, which embrace a diversified portfolio of futures (across commodities and currencies, etc.) and disciplined execution of risk and money management techniques. It is highly managed, professional and regulated. How could inclusion of managed futures have helped a traditional portfolio last week? For example, if the portfolio was: long the Yen and short copper, the Euro and soybeans, it might have done very well. The possible gains from these positions could potentially have buffered equity losses. Secondly, in my opinion, all portfolio managers need to consistently execute risk and money management techniques. But before execution, they have to create these rule sets and articulate them to you. Rule sets for entry and exit are extremely common management techniques in managed futures. These are trying investment times. A multitude of serious, related problems remain unresolved. Trying to fundamentally sort things out might be an unrealistic expectation. But it is very realistic to further protect a portfolio by including uncorrelated assets that have potential to generate positive returns and by having portfolio managers employ risk and money management techniques. A portfolio of long-only, buy and hold equities might be a ticket for a continued, several-year, nauseating roller coaster ride. Investing doesnt have to be that way. An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your investment experience, trading objectives, financial resources, and other relevant circumstances. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or firstname.lastname@example.org. jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA email@example.com
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You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your investment experience, trading objectives, nancial resources, and other relevant circumstances. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. Jeannette Showalter, CFA & LICENSED COMMODITIES BROKER M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : email@example.com 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals O er Good thru 10/31/11 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS!! QUALITT RVICE Awards & Recognition Cyndi Fields, director of development for the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, has been named Outstanding Fundraising Executive for 2011 by the Everglades Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Ms. Fields has been with the shelter since 2000. She received her Certified Fund Raising Executive designation in 2008 and holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from The Fundraising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. William Keith, partner in the Naples law firm of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., has been selected as one of the nations best attorneys in the practice area of personal injury litigation with his inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Keith holds certifications as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as a circuit civil court mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. He was honored with the Lion of the Law award from the Collier County Judiciary and as Attorney of the Year by the Collier County Bar Association. Laird Lile, a wills, trusts and estates attorney in Naples, was selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Lile is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. An elected member of the board of governors for The Florida Bar and past chair of its Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, he has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. Banking Sara Dewberry has joined IberiaBank as vice president, public relations coordinator for the Southwest Florida and Jacksonville, Fla., markets. Ms Dewberry has served in a marketing and public relations role in the financial industry in Florida for more than 12 years. She earned the Certified Financial Marketing Professional designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers and graduated from the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management in 2002. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in marketing communications and earned a degree in art from the University of Georgia. She previously served as senior vice president, director of marketing for Bank of Florida Corp. and prior to that she was vice president, director of marketing for Fifth Third Bank-Florida and First National Bank of Florida. Board Appointments Jack Wert, executive director for the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB, has been appointed to the VISIT FLORIDA board of directors as a representative of the Southwest Florida tourism industry. He was also reappointed to the VISIT FLORIDA International Committee. Patricia Jubinville, owner of the Trail Caf & Grill, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Southwest Florida chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. Dr. Lawrence Antonucci, COO for hospital and physician services at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, has joined the board of directors of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Antonucci attended medical school at the University of Miami and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. He also earned a masters degree in business administration from the University of South Florida. Dr. Antonucci is a diplomat with the American College of Physician Executives and the American ON THE MOVEwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a fellow with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Fertility Society, Lee County Medical Society and Florida Medical Society. He was a founding member of the Fort Myers Imaginarium and a founding board member of Lee Independent Practice Association. He has practiced in Lee County since 1983. Cherry Smith and Kristin Vaughn have been appointed to the board of director of the United Arts Council of Collier County. Ms. Smith is with Northern Trust, and Ms. Vaughn is with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Home Maintenance Tressa Cioffi has been promoted to outside service agreement and sales representative in Collier County for HomeTech air-conditioning and appliance service and sales. Ms.Cioffi joined Home-Tech in July 2008 in the service agreements department in Fort Myers. Hospitality Brooke Tarr has joined the staff at Seasons 52 as field sales manager to lead the group and private dining program, community and guest relations and special events for the restaurant set to open next month in Mercato. Ms. Tarr previously worked at The Capital Grille in Mercato. She is a graduate of Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo. Tourism & Travel JoNell Modys, public relations and communications manager for the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB, has been reappointed to the VISIT FLORIDA Communications Committee. FIELDS KEITH LILE DEWBERRY ANTONUCCI SMITH VAUGHN CIOFFI TARR
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Attendance is free, but reservations are required by noon Oct. 9. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events. The East Naples Merchants Association meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Green Links Golf Resort at Lely Resort. Guest speaker Pat Utter, vice president of real estate for Collier Enterprises, will discuss the impact of Sabal Bay for East Naples businesses. To sign up, call Shirley Calhoun at 435-9410. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Homewood Suites by Hilton-Bonita Springs. Cost is $10 for members who register by Oct. 11 and $15 thereafter, $30 for others. Sign up at www.bonitaspringschamber. com. The next AM Business Blend sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Masquerade/Balloons Galore, 2100 Trade Center Way. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. Visit www. napleschamber.org/events by Oct. 14. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its next general membership meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Olde Cypress. Jennifer Languell of Trifecta Construction will discuss trends in the green building industry. The evenings sponsor is E3 Building Sciences. Cost is $25. Members should bring a sports ball for the annual toy drive. RSVP to Carrie Horner at 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. The Gulf Coast Venture Forum holds its season kick-off event from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Naples Grande. For more information, call 262-6300 or visit www.gcvf.com. The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance meets at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Bellasera Hotel. Rick Medwedeff, general manager of the Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, will present The Tourist Development Tax and What It Means for You. The event is free and open to business owners and individuals in the local tourism industry. 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The biggest mistake a business owner can make when setting up a Facebook page, Ms. Cooper says, is mingling personal information with information about the business. That dilutes the business message. She also is a proponent of Twitter, saying it is an effective way to communicate directly with customers and clients. Cindie Barker of Pure Urban Oasis in Naples says she is not big on Twitter, but she makes liberal and calculated use of Facebook. If the bar is rocking on a Friday night, I might put that out on Twitter, she says. But thats about it. Ms. Barker says Facebook helps to define Pure Urban Oasis as not only a fine dining establishment but also as a happening nightspot. With Facebook, people can go to the page and make comments, she says. I definitely believe that it helps them feel more in tune with the restaurant. One of the most popular features of the Pure Oasis Facebook page is the posting of photographs. We do a lot of Facebooking, she says. And we post a lot of pictures of people partying and having a good time. That has proved to be a real hit. People always want to see themselves having a good time. Its reliving the experience. Despite the widespread success of Facebook (some 750 million users worldwide), Ms. Barker says she is astonished to find that some people still consider it to be a kiddie tool. Our customers know better, she is quick to add. Ms. Barker estimates that about 75 percent of her advertising is done through Facebook. Harold Balink, executive chef at Cru, a popular Fort Myers restaurant, estimates that his establishment Facebook and Twitter comprise about 25 to 30 percent of Crus marketing activities. You can spend thousands on advertising, he says. But with (social media) costs almost nothing. You do have to devote time to it, though. While Mr. Balink concedes that Facebook and Twitter are time consuming, he considers it to be well worth the effort. It gives you a continuing presence, he says. You are always on peoples minds. Cru uses social media to make customers aware of upcoming events and daily specials. It is immediate and direct, he says. One of the most innovative and creative uses of social media is being employed at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. As Michelle Ritter-Ellwood, the hospitals director of marketing, explains, the needs and goals of a hospital employing social media are somewhat different from other businesses. (Social media) is not as much of a sales tool for us, she says. We are more concerned about community outreach and touching all those audiences that are out there. We look at Facebook as a way to have a conversation with our community. Ms. Ritter-Ellwood says Facebook personalizes the hospital, which can be a great means of allaying fears of people who become jittery at the mere mention of doctors or medical facilities. Interviews with employees are posted on the Facebook page, lending a personal touch to a large institution. The hospital even posted on Facebook a video of nurses performing a dance routine. Things like that humanize the people who work here and help to illuminate the culture of the hospital, she says. But where Ms. Ritter-Ellwood has been most innovative is in the use of Twitter. If the surgeon and the patient agree, Ms. Ritter-Ellwood will gownup and go into an operating room and tweet a minute-by-minute account of the procedure. The hospital is careful to protect the anonymity of the patient, of course. No names are used. She does not identify the gender of the patients or where they come from. We do this with elective procedures, she says. We dont do it with major or emergency procedures. Recently, Ms. Ritter-Ellwood was contacted by two grown children a son and a daughter whose mother was to undergo surgery. The children lived in Los Angeles and Atlanta and could not come to the hospital to be with their mother. They asked Ms. Ritter-Ellwood if she would monitor the operation and post periodic tweets so they could know, in real time, how their mother was faring. Again, all the usual rules applied. Surgeon approval was obtained; the patient consented; and nothing was revealed that could possibly have identified the patient. But the children, of course, were aware that the tweets involved their mother, who sailed through surgery in fine shape. We feel strongly that social media can help lessen fear and also educate, says Ms. Ritter-Ellwood. People can go on Facebook and ask about a procedure, for example. Anything we can do to bring more information and understanding to our community is invaluable. Social media are a big part of that mission. SOCIALFrom page 1 COOPER ROBINSON 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! 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REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B9WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011Toll Brothers has completed construction work on the final section of Firano at Naples, a community of single-family homes off the Davis Boulevard corridor. The work on this section will provide buyers with additional choices of sites for their new homes, says Ken Thirtyacre, president of Toll Brothers Florida West Division. The new phase offers a variety of lots with all exposures and various sizes, he says, adding there are water views, private wooded lots and over-sized lots. Weve completed site work, paving the streets and installation of utilities in preparation for home construction. Firano at Naples will include 112 single-family homes on approximately 40 acres when completed. Amenities for residents include a clubhouse with a community room, catering kitchen, fitness center and media center as well as a pool with sunning decks, a spa and a childrens playground. Seven floor plans are available from 2,058 air-conditioned square feet to 3,753 square feet. Six designs feature a firstfloor master suite, and each offers a choice of four elevations. Pricing begins in the mid-$300,000s. The designer-furnished model, the Serino, is open for touring. A single-story home with three bedrooms plus a study and 2 baths, the Serino encompasses 2,277 square feet of air-conditioned living space. With covered entry, lanai and two-car garage, the Serino has 3,020 total square feet. The Firano at Naples sales center and designer-decorated models in each community are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 5965966 or visit www.tollbrothers.com. Beth Ann Tuyls of Remodeling with Innovation by Bay Builders has been named the Designer of Distinction for October at Miromar Design Center. Ms. Tuyls co-owns the full-service remodeling firm, which is headquartered at the design center, and is also president of the Naples Chapter of the Interior Design Society. She has degrees in interior architecture and industrial design, a combination that allows her to artistically transform a clients home and to bring a project to fruition with unique building products and materials. She worked for six years as a kitchen and bath designer prior to joining her husband seven years ago as director of design at Remodeling with Innovation by Bay Builders. Beth Ann has a great sense of style backed up with extensive knowledge on all phases of interior design and renovation, says Ed Tomesco of the design centers Walker Zanger showroom. As a true professional with a warm easy going nature, she has taught me a thing or two about how to guide a client toward the best possible choice for that particular project. Stores and showrooms on the first floor at Miromar Design Center are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; secondand third-floor design studios and showrooms are open by appointment only. The center is across from Miromar Outlets off Corkscrew Road in Estero. For more information, call 390-5111 or visit www.miromardesigncenter.com. October Designer of Distinction: Beth Ann TuylsFirano at NaplesToll Brothers paves the way for final section of COURTESY PHOTOSSite work is complete and the final section of Firano at Naples is open. The new Serino furnished model, which earned two 2011 Sand Dollar Awards from the CBIA, is one of the seven designs available.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ Brett Brown of Downing-Frey Realty has been chosen to participate in the 2012 class of the National Association of Realtors Leadership Academy. Mr. Brown is among 17 real estate professionals from 11 states and Brazil who will take part in the NARs series of team-building exercises and workshops over the next several months. He is a member and past president of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Karen Van Arsdale, Philip Collins and Michael Lawler of Premier Sothebys International Realty have been named among the Top 250 sales associates in the United States based on closed 2010 sales volume. The list is compiled by REAL Trends Inc. in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Van Arsdale and Mr. Collins are based in the Premier Sothebys office in Old Naples; Mr. Lawler works from the office in the Village on Venetian Bay. Todd Hansen of The Reserve at Estero was named Sales Manager of the Month for July at Toll Brothers Florida West Division. Jean Sweet of the developers Belle Lago community, also in Estero, earned the distinction for August. Kate Schneider has joined John R. Wood Realtors in the companys North Naples office. Originally from Milwaukee, Wis., Ms. Schneider holds a bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin and previously worked as a registered nurse and a licensed facial specialist. She earned the real estate sales association designation in earlier this year and is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NEWSMAKERS REAL ESTATEVAN ARSDALE SCHNEIDER COLLINS LAWLER TUYLS
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: INSIDEThe High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 A noteworthy firstBook critic Phil Jason likes what he reads in Breaking Out by Bob Brink. C14 Artists Among UsMeet New Yorker-turned-Neapolitan Barbara Groenteman. C3 AlwaysSeason at the Sugden begins with Patsy Cline and friend. C4 The pale mint-colored walls of the third floor corner office are freshly painted but still bare. Its new inhabitant has yet to put her mark upon the space and make it her own. The only beauty adorning the room right now is an elegant arrangement of white orchids, a gift from the rooms former occupant. They were a gift from Myra, says Kathleen van Bergen. She sent them with a very nice note. Ms. van Bergen is the new CEO and president of Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Sept. 1 was her first day on the job. It was also 35th birthday. And Myra, of course, is Myra Janco Daniels, the Phils former CEO and president, the advertising pioneer who retired to Southwest Florida and then built the $127 million arts complex. Im amazed at what she created, Ms. van Bergen says about her predecessor. Im approaching this major transition for her and for me with great respect and admiration for what she created. I think the future will be guided by a combination of respect for the past and looking at the elements we need (in order) to continue being relevant in the future. And I really look forward to publically feting her in January, she adds, Inspired by the possibilities, new CEO in place at The Phil Exhibit explores the personal side of the iconic ImpressionistIN PRIVATEBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com MOST PEOPLE KNOW EDGAR DEGAS AS THE colorful 19th-century Impressionist who worked his magic with paint and pastels. Hes especially known for his portraits of ballerinas, horses and nudes. The seasons opening exhibit at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art reveals another side of the artist, however. Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle, consists of 24 drawings, 20 prints, eight photographs, three monotypes, one sculpture and a letter by Degas, none of which have been publically exhibited before. All are from the private collection of Robert Flynn Johnson, curator emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. I think these works are more personal, says Mr. Johnson. Its like the difference between reading an essay in The New Yorker magazine or a private journal that I wrote just for myself. A lot of these works were never intended to be seen by the public, or at least during his lifetime. Theyre most intimate. Subjects include three self-portraits SEE DEGAS, C4 SEE PHIL CEO, C8 LANDAU TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS / COURTESY IMAGE Edgar Degas: Self-Portrait, 1857
I once spent a month in a French village perched on the side of a mountain. The houses were built of stone in an era when burning witches was day-today fare. In recent years, young French people have begun moving to cities so that the population of remote places is aging and villages are inhabited mostly by the elderly. While I lived there, I greeted my neighbors with a pleasant hello. I walked the narrow streets in the mornings and visited the nearby abbey in the evenings. Once a week I bought eggs and tomatoes from Mr. Garcia, who lived down the road. Mr. Garcia was 87 and spry. On the day the bread truck came to town, he dressed in his most dapper sweater and his best-pressed pants. He carried a cane that gave him a distinguished air, and he greeted the women waiting in their housecoats with a charming Bonjour! For me he saved a special wink. Perhaps youd like to come by for an aperitif? he asked one morning. A little pastis? Im not the type to visit the houses of strange men, advanced in age or otherwise, but Mr. Garcia was a known figure. Also, I have a softness for older people. I came to his house that night wearing bracelets that clinked on my wrists and perfume that smelled like roses. You are magnifique, he said. He opened his front door wide and waved me in. I followed him to the small kitchen table where he offered me a seat. I smiled while he poured two glasses of pastis. I tried not to flinch as he draped an arm over my shoulders. I dont like strange people touching me, but I let Mr. Garcia have his old man hug. He brought out a stack of photos and showed me pictures of his granddaughter. He leaned his face close to mine as he talked, and the arm around my shoulder slipped lower so that his hand rested on the curve of my waist. There I was doing my good service for the week, and Mr. Garcia was copping a feel. The bell in the church tower struck the half hour, and I stood abruptly. It was time to go. I told my friends the story later, and everyone agreed they had received their share of old man hugs. In fact, its a notorious trick. We let certain people get away with bad behavior because we perceive them as harmless. But Mr. Garcia, with his spryness and his charm, knew just what he was doing. And how far he could go. When I told a male friend in the village, he just laughed. I get the same thing, he said. From the women. The grande dames often greet him with a two-cheek kiss placed perilously close to his lips. One woman pulled him close and let her hand travel down his back and over the rise of his rear until she had a handful of his other cheek. She gave it a good squeeze. As it turns out, the liberties of age and the privileges are equal opportunity. At least we have that to look forward to. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSWith age come privileges and liberties p i a w artisHENDERSON email@example.com ple ause But his ng. e h a a He leaned his face close to mine as he talked, and the arm around my shoulder slipped lower so that his hand rested on the curve of my waist.www.RiverchaseDermatology.com Same week appointments available. SWFLs Most Comprehensive Skin Center Three Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeons Dermabeam Non-surgical Radiation Therapy Camisa Psoriasis Center Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Spa Blue MD Medical Spa A Melanoma InitiativeThei on P ass Proud supporter of the Passion Foundation. North Naples 239-596-90751015 Crosspointe Dr.Downtown Naples 239-216-4337261 9th St. S. Marco Island 239-642-3337950 N. Collier Blvd., #303Ft. Myers 239-437-88107331 Gladiolous Dr.Cape Coral 239-443-15001425 Viscaya Pkwy., #102See Spot. See Spot Change. See Riverchase Dermatology. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 Over a pot of coffee at a kitchen table in Houston, Texas, an unlikely friendship blossomed between Louise Seger and Patsy Cline. What began as fan worship evolved in one fateful night to a pen pal friendship of the likes that most people only dream of. Until Ms. Clines untimely death, she and Louise exchanged letters dutifully as close friends and confidants. It was from one of these letters, tucked within a biography of the famed singer, that Ted Swindleys idea for a musical about Ms. Cline was birthed. The result, Always Patsy Cline, opens The Naples Players new season at the Sugden Community Theater Oct. 5-29. For Mr. Swindley as a writer, Always was not so much about telling another biography or compiling more than two dozen of Ms. Clines songs, including I Fall to Pieces, Crazy and Walkin After Midnight; it was about showing humanity and sincerity and a universal truth about friendship and loss. The storyline focuses on Louise after Patsys death in a plane crash in 1963. Through her reflections, the audience sees how the two met in a Houston honky-tonk, watches their climactic kitchen interview and hears Patsy read a heartwarming letter she wrote to Louise. Directed for The Naples Players by John McKerrow and starring Jessica Berent as Patsy and Kathleen Gravatt as Louise, the production also features a six-piece band. And thats it. In most musical productions, the actors have many others onstage with them to bond with as characters and to grow with emotionally. Not so with this show and that poses some challenges, Mr. McKerrow says. He has some experience with twoactor plays; last season for the Players he starred, with his wife, in I Do, I Do, a story about a 30-year marriage. Throughout most of the show, only the two of them were onstage together. Directing Always, in which the two actors have only each other and sometimes a band, has been interesting, he says. Louise basically tells the story of this night that she met Patsy. Whenever Louise mentions Patsy singing, or the two of the women meeting, Patsy kind of shows up, he explains. By breaking down the fourth wall that imaginary boundary between the audience and the fictional world that prevents characters from interacting with their viewers a bond is created and relationships formed between the actors and musicians, and even audience members. I think its very effective, Mr. McKerrow says. Dallas Dunnagan, artist director for the Players, agrees. I think this play has two things really going for it, Ms. Dunnagan says. One is that its the kind of friendship that we all hope to have at some point in our lives and that we can relate to not necessarily famous, but an instant and lifelong relationship. Two, is the Patsy Cline tunes. She was a very warm individual, and her music is still very popular today, she adds. You get that twofold timelessness going for it. I think thats what makes it so popular, despite the small cast. After weeks of rehearsal with just themselves, the band and Mr. McKerrow, the stars are anxious to break down the fourth wall with a real audience in Blackburn Hall at the Sugden. Its been an extreme challenge, Ms. Gravatt says. My performance is influenced by what happens between me and the audience, but I dont have an audience yet! In her role as Louise, shes anticipating how audience reaction will fuel the story and myself with the energy and love of telling how I met Patsy Cline in my kitchen and we became pen pals. Right now, Im imagining the audiences reactions to my reactions to Patsy as I go from star-struck fan to close friend. So far, I have had to make the journey alone. Her co-star agrees. A lot of the times when Im singing or onstage, even though I fade in and out, Im supposed to be singing at a concert or onstage anyway, Ms. Berent says. Patsy would have been singing to a live audience as a performer, not as an actor onstage. We are to the point in rehearsal where we are missing that audience, that energy, those reactions. That all will change when the curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Always Patsy Cline opens the season for The Naples Playersand renderings of Degas father, his brother Achille, a niece and his housekeeper. There are portraits of some of the artists friends as well, including fellow artists Mary Cassatt and Edouard Manet. Most were private explorations, Mr. Johnson says. Whats interesting is that Degas never did a commissioned portrait; they were all people he wanted to do portraits of. Its a very personal (selection of drawings), a reiteration of who he was an artist and as an individual. Mr. Johnson purchased his first Degas drawing in the 1970s. In Paris in the 0s, you could purchase Degas drawings for $500 or $600, he says. They werent ballerinas, they werent horses, they werent female nudes. They were portraits, studies after Old Master paintings. They were, one could say, slightly odd subject matter, but they were drawn by Degas, and beautifully. But they werent the fashion, so the prices were low. Would Mr. Johnson have preferred to own some of Degas more famous work? I love the pastels. I love the paintings, he says. If I won some kind of Powerball lottery, Id own a couple. But, he adds, When it comes to buying colorful paintings by Degas, Elvis has left the building unless youre a hedge fund manager or something like that. I have a beautiful arm study, a beautiful leg study and a portrait. If I keep it up at this rate, Ill eventually have a whole human being by Degas! I didnt have money on my side, but I had two things to my advantage, he says. I had my knowledge and my ability to seize opportunities when they came my way. Friends and flawsAlso included in the show are 40 works of art on paper by other wellknown artists, many who were Degas friends. The list includes Ms. Cassatt, Paul Cezanne. Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Alphonse Legros, Gustave Moreau, Henri Regnault and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Among the works are a Cezanne selfportrait, a Toulouse-Lautrec sketch and a print by Ms. Cassatt of her mother and sister in Paris. Initially, the show was just supposed to be about Degas, Mr. Johnson says. Then I realized Id been buying drawings of other 19th-century artists, artists who were friends of Degas and his colleagues. One could do a show about the private Degas, and one aspect was his friendships. I have more marvelous works of art that could be an adjunct to his drawings. They give you an extension of who Degas is as an individual, he says. The exhibit includes quotes by Degas as well as quotes about him by people who knew him. They talk about their association with him, what they thought of him, what he thought of them, Mr. Johnson says. Its always going backward toward the artist. Its a cumulative portrait in words and pictures of the man. As an artist, Degas is easy to like and respect, and even to revere, Mr. Johnson says. But as a man, he has some serious character faults that cant be overlooked and sometimes cant be forgiven. Most of his friends were willing to forgive him. If they can, why cant we? He lists some of the artists flaws: He was misanthropic; he never settled down; he had a reputation for disparaging women, thinking them slightly clueless; he sided with the military establishment; and there were aspects of anti-Semitism. Mr. Johnson is overseeing the installation of the exhibit at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, and hell return to Naples in late October to deliver a lecture about his collection (see details in box). Degas was a terribly intelligent artist, he says. You understand his intelligence through the art, not through some biography, just as when you listen to the music of Bach or Beethoven, you know youre dealing with an intelligent person. Its serious stuff. DEGASFrom page 1 >> Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle >> When: Oct. 1-Jan. 15 >> Where: The Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples>> Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for students >> Info: 597-1900 or www.thephil.org >> Lecture: Chasing Degas: Re ections of a Collector in Pursuit of This Elusive Master Over Four Decades, presented by the exhibits collector, Robert Flynn Johnson, takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25 ($20 for museum members). in the know LANDAU TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS/COURTESY IMAGEStudy for Dante and Virgil, 1857-58 BY HEATHER THOMPSONSpecial to Florida Weekly >> Always Patsy Cline by The Naples Players >> When: Oct. 5-29, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: $35 for adults, $15 for 18 and younger >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org in the know COURTESY PHOTOKathleen Gravatt as Louise Seger, left, and Jessica Berent as Patsy Cline
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Call For Times and Reservations 1-800-776-3735 2 2 2 2 2 W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W I Shulas & The Hilton Naples PresentCelebrity Bartender NightWith the girls of Florida Weekly All tips will benefit: Wednesday, October 5, 20115pm-8pmIn the lobby bar at The Hilton Naples5111 Tamiami Trail NorthWish list items gladly accepted during event!Diapers, new and used phones, gift cards, etcReduced Drink Prices Complimentary Hors doeuvres From left: Natalie, Melissa, Cindy, Nicole, CoriShulas & The Hilton Naples PresentCelebrity Bartender NightWith the girls of Florida Weekly5pm-8pmIn the lobby bar at The Hilton Naples5111 Tamiami Trail NorthWish list items gladly accepted during event!Diapers, new and used phones, gift cards, etcReduced Drink Prices Complimentary Hors doeuvres From left: Natalie, Melissa, Cindy, Nicole, CoriAll tips will benefit:WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater A Bad Year for Tomatoes By The Island Players Sept. 30-Oct. 15 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 394-0080. Always Patsy Cline By The Naples Players Oct. 5-29 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. See story on page C4. Invasion of Privacy By Theatre Conspiracy Oct. 7-22 at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. S Wonderful At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Oct. 1. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Thursday, Sept. 29 Shell Lore Sea Shells of Southwest Florida starts at 2 p.m. at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or www.colliergov.net/ library. Art Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Art Studios presents Art Walk from 4-7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Theology Time Theology on Tap, a monthly gathering for young Catholic adults, runs from 7-9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. RSVP to 4849543 or firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, Sept. 30 Beautification Benefit The 2011 Naples Area Board of Realtors Leadership Class hosts a cocktail gathering to help the beautification effort at Youth Haven from 5-7 p.m. at Yabba Island Grill, 711 Fifth Ave. S. $20. www. nabor.com. Saturday, Oct. 1 Bangles & More Petunias of Naples hosts a Bombay Bangles trunk show from 3-9 p.m. Enjoy wine and snacks while viewing the jewelry. 852 Fifth Ave. S. 403-3550. Rib Cook-Off The Marco Island Brewery sponsors its first rib cook-off at 3 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Marco Island Police Foundation Scholarship and Emergency Fund. $25 donation. www.marcoislandbrewery.com. Hispanic Culture In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Fifth Third Bank and its Hispanic Business Resource Group provide food, music and family-friendly fun from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank-Greentree, 2470 Immokalee Rod. Sing Along Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs offers karaoke from noon to 4 p.m. at Bahama Mommas Tiki Bar. 498-7799 or www. flamingoisland.com. Sunday, Oct. 2 Pickin in Paradise The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida hosts Pickin in Paradise, featuring the Skeeterland Band, Frontline Bluegrass and more from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road. 248-8906 or www.palmgrass.com. Make Waves The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team takes to the lake at 4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. www. miromaroutlets.com. Monday, Oct. 3 Hot Cars Salty Sams Marina and Parrot Key Caribbean Grill host a Caribbean Cruise-in Car Show from 5-8 p.m. 2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach. www. MyParrotKey.com or 463-3257. Film Fun Its TGIM for the Fort Myers Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Learn how films are selected for the festival and intellectualize with the indie film community. 810-6323. Wednesday, Oct. 5 Underground Art The North Naples Arts Alliance hosts the seasons first Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in galleries and studios throughout the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. 821-1061. Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts open mic night for singers, songwriters and musicians from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming up Bra Art The Marco Island Art League auctions a collection of Art Bras from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 during its second Bras for Life event. 1010 Winterberry Dr. 394-4221. Music & More The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Village Nights from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6. Performers include the Love Funnel Band and Mary Grace and Poindexter. 261-6100. COURTESY PHOTOThe Bugtussle Ramblers perform at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 30. $10. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 A & E C7 OPENING OCTOBER2355 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 email@example.com 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!Outdoor Farmers Market beginning Saturday, October 1st Shoppes at Vanderbilt would like to welcome... firstname.lastname@example.org TM WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Blues Tunes Mercato Nights presents Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6. Admission is free; bring lawn chairs. www.facebook.com/ mercatonaples or www.MercatoShops. com. s Rockers The Steve Miller Band performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Germain Arena. 11000 Everblades Parkway. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com. String Tunes The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a string recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the music building. 590-7851 or email@example.com. Ahoy! The sixth annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival is set for Oct. 7-9. www.FortMyersBeachPirateFest.com. Foreign Film The South County Regional Library presents the awardwinning Gigante (Uraguay) at 2 p.m. Oct. 8. 21100 Three Oaks Parkway. 5334440 or 533-4415. Tasty Fare The fourth annual Taste of Coconut Point takes place from noon-5 p.m. Oct. 9. Enjoy an assortment of food from nearly 20 Coconut Point eateries, live entertainment and more. 992-9966 or www.shopcoconutpoint.com. Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Films for Film Lovers series presents As It Is In Heaven at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Marco Opening The Marco Island Art League hosts Second Tuesday Art Social from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 11. Free. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221. More Art Shirley Street Galleries and Studios, formerly known as the Shirley Street 16, host tours from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the third Saturday and Sunday of each month, starting Oct. 15-16. The October theme, ART In Any Direction, demonstrates the members diverse talents from glass and wax works to paintings and sculptures. 572-3386. Free Symphony The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs a free concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 in Cambier Park. Guest conductor Andrew Lane leads a program of classical favorites and popular hits. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org. Diva Event Flemings Prime Steakhouse hosts Diva Wine Away Wednesday on Oct. 19 in support of the American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Get your pink on and enjoy a night of fall fashion, cosmetics, cocktails, wine and appetizers. 598-2424 or www.putonyourpinkbra.com/naples. Handle with Care By the Gulfshore Playhouse Oct. 28-Nov. 20 (preview Oct. 27). 261-PLAY or www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Sand Creations The 25th annual American Sandsculpting Competition and Beach Festival is set for Nov. 2-6 on Fort Myers Beach. 454-7500 or www. sandsculptingfestival.com. Submit calendar listings and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. COURTESY PHOTOArt Gallery Old Naples2 launches its second year in Crayton Cove with Collection 2, an exhibition of paintings by Karen Stone and Lynne Wilcox opening Saturday, Oct. 1. Included in the show is Ms. Wilcoxs Five Apples, above. The gallery is in the Cove Professional Building at 1187 Eighth St. S. 649-0167.
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The event will feature Keith Lockhart and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, along with Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kelli OHara and Metropolitan Opera soprano Harolyn Blackwell. The concert is part of a weekend-long celebration; Collier County and the city of Naples have proclaimed Jan. 14-15 Thank You Myra Days. While Mrs. Daniels has stepped down, shes offered to make herself available for Ms. van Bergen, should she have any questions. But she made it clear that Ms. van Bergen would have to take the initiative and call her. She been absolutely gracious and generous, Ms. van Bergen says. Weve said well be in touch regularly. Ms. van Bergen recently invited Mrs. Daniels to sit with her at the Phils Sept. 11 memorial concert, and the two are planning to meet for lunch soon. Im very grateful that she is here Its quite a gift to have Myra here to answer questions, share her opinions and thoughts, she says. Ms. van Bergen comes from the Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minn., where she oversaw a staff of a dozen as artistic and executive director. As CEO and president at the Phil, she has a full-time administrative staff of 80 and a total of 445 fulland part-time employees. The New Jersey native has a background in classical music and business administration, earning a bachelors degree in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music and an executive MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She visited the Phil twice in the past: once when she was vice president of artistic planning with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and again when working in a similar capacity for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Though they occurred years apart, both trips took place in February. We called them morale booster tours, she says, laughing. Take them out of the city in the middle of winter (and perform someplace warm like Florida.) People were especially happy to perform in these climates. While both experiences were positive, she was focused on the orchestra and did not experience the museum or get a sense of how much goes on here. One thing that interested me tremendously (about the job) is the variety, diversity and breadth of activity that goes on in one organization. Having the visual (component) really differentiates the Phil, she says about having the Naples Museum of Art as part of the complex.Getting startedStepping into the role of CEO/president of the Phil, she faces three immediate challenges, she says. The first is getting to know people both within the organization and in the community. The second is having a sense where the desires of the organization match the desires of the community. And the third, she says, is much more tactile: Finding team members to fill the vacancies that round out some of the already impressive talents we have here. One of the things that Myra built is not just this facility and the essence of what it is in the community, but she also created a team, a really wonderful group of people. Itll be fun to find some members with different skills to round out what we feel we need on the staff here. High on her list of priorities is hiring a new director and chief curator for the art museum. Though shes been here less than a month, shes already talking with candidates. Im really looking for a partner who has the content expertise (and) the shared philosophy of what it is to be a museum at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. I dont see that as daunting; I see that as something to celebrate. It expands the creative possibilities. She also needs to hire a director of development, someone who will be a partner in fundraising and the stewardship of fundraisers. And she needs to hire a music director, as the 2011-12 season will be Jorge Mesters last. (His contract was not renewed.) Filling that position is more a matter of finding the right person than adhering to a time frame, she says. Its more about chemistry and the connection, she explains. Something visceral happens, both on stage and in the audience, when theres a connection between a conductor and an ensemble. You just cant rush that.Possibilities aboundWhile far from being a Pollyanna, Ms. van Bergen seems filled with optimism. Her conversation is liberally peppered with words such as partnership, collaboration, sharing, openness to new ideas. Im inspired by the possibilities, she says. I think the idea of not having limitations is quite stimulating. We only have so many seats in a hall, so many square feet of display. But the idea is we can have a creative conversation and talk about the places where visual and performing arts can work in parallel, the places where they intersect, and the places where they diverge. Special moments in cultural history and current history can be a great inspiration for what we present. One of the ideas she has is to, over the course of a year, put the focus of the entire center on one or two concepts. We might choose an artist, a composer, a city or a time period and celebrate it, she says, explaining that it would provide different entry points for audiences: Im gong to a great lecture theyre having on X, or a chamber music concert, or the orchestra, or an exhibit. In each of the arts, we might have this celebration where were unified throughout the center. That can make a really wonderful statement to the community, and its really an enriching way to get to know the artist. Its Chautauquaesque, she says, all of the various facets of the Phil working together.A fine balanceI think its terrific when people give you ideas; it shows they care, she says. It shows that were a relevant organization. I welcome ideas. I welcome that sharing. Even if its a terrible idea, it might inspire a good one. She relays a story of when, in a previous job, she made a suggestion to a conductor. She thought it was a wonderful idea, but when she shared it with him, he said, Thats a terrible idea. But then he brightened. But you made me think of this (idea), he said. Sometimes its just that sharing that brings something better, she says. Im very comfortable with people proposing ideas Its all on the table, she says, but its a matter of being attracted to an idea artistically, and fitting it in with the logistics and financial aspects of the organization. I have experimented with what is that art/finance balance, the yin/yang balance, she says. Some things you do that you hope will be wildly successful, (so) you can take a bigger risk with something (else.) I do feel that Naples has the capacity and the diversity to be able to present the worlds greatest of all the art forms. And the beauty of the Phil is that we can do that here. Im truly honored and excited to lead this organization. And I believe in the power of the arts in a community. I really hope that I can broaden and deepen relationships and provide access to some of the greatest visual and performing arts. PHIL CEOFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO Kathleen van Bergen in her former office at the Schubert Ciub in St. Paul, Minn.
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Cape Coral, FL Delectable, authentic Italian food in a luxurious atmosphere. Travchef BY COLLEEN MURPHYSpecial to Florida WeeklyMany families and individuals establish a designated fund at a community foundation because they want to make a long-term difference in a community, cause or organization. The knowledge that their gift will keep on giving to organizations or causes that reflect their values is of great personal satisfaction. For a nonprofit, the significance of this gift is that in these tumultuous economic times, there is a sustainable source of income to help them function effectively when they need it most. This past August, the Community Foundation of Collier County distributed $478,256 in grants from 37 designated funds to 74 nonprofit agencies. The charities are selected by the fundholder at the time they establish their fund at the foundation, and the beneficiaries may be changed during the donors lifetime.Designated grants are only a portion of the total funds granted by the Community Foundation. Last year we granted a total of $5,507,746 to community nonprofits, almost 56 percent of which was granted to nonprofits in Southwest Florida. In order to create a perpetual source of income for the named charities, the vast majority of designated funds are endowed. The donor instructs the foundation to grant only income from the fund. A significant benefit of this type of fund, for the fundholder and the nonprofit, is that because of the foundations prudent investment policies the charities will receive a reliable, annual source of income in the donors name. Another benefit to the fundholder is that our board of directors provides oversight to ensure that the grants from the fund are used for charitable purposes. The late Eleanor B. Sweet, a long-time resident of Naples, wanted to ensure her assets would work forever for the benefit of the community and the causes she loved. She planned for a designated endowment leaving perpetual gifts to Humane Society Naples, Miami Childrens Hospital, the Salvation Army, Trinity-by-the Cove Episcopal Church and St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital. She also entrusted a portion of her estate to the Community Foundation for community needs as they arise. Ms. Sweets long-time companion Norm Jackson recalls her desire to help make her community the very best place to live: Ellie was involved in the Naples community from the very early years, Norm remembers. Her wish was to help the people in the community she loved. He also recalls the in-depth research they did to find the best way Ms. Sweet could guarantee that her requests would be followed on a perpetual basis. We arrived at the conclusion that the format of the Community Foundation would best ensure Eleanors charitable intent. Colleen Murphy is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County. The foundation manages more than 490 funds established by charitable individuals and organizations. For more information, call 6495000, visit www.cfcollier.org or follow the foundation on Facebook. GIVINGDesignated funds allow artist to work forever PUZZLE ANSWERS Naples resident Janet Cohen has made a $3 million legacy gift to Florida Gulf Coast University. Mrs. Cohen and her husband, the late Harvey Cohen, a Cincinnati attorney-turned-developer, moved to Naples in the 1980s. They watched as FGCU was founded, and they witnessed the schools growth in terms of enrollment, facilities and significance to the region in the following decade. They established a scholarship fund in 2006 and then began investigating other giving opportunities at FGCU. Before Mr. Cohen died earlier this year, he and Mrs. Cohen had decided their gift to FGCU would support student engagement. When students are involved beyond the classroom, they develop enduring friendships, lifelong leadership skills and the values of civility, cooperation and caring. These were the interactions, skills and values that were important to the Cohens own success and they found particular worth in these FGCU initiatives that typically occur in a student union, says university President Wilson Bradshaw. The Cohens have also generously supported NCH and the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida, among other things. University receives $3 million legacy gift
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True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food www.rosedalepizza.com 239-325-96531427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. Monday-Thursday 11:30 am-9:00pm Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm 1/2 PRICED WINE LISTbottles up to $100expires 10/6/11 BUY ONE GET ONEpurchase one dish, get the second freegood for lunch or dinner = or lesser value +18% gratuity before discountexpires 10/6/11must present coupon at time of purchase. cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer2455 vanerbilt beach road naples 34109 239.254.0050 BEST HAPPY HOUR IN TOWNALL drinks 1/2 price 4-8 NIGHTLY BARBECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET US DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call Our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com Catering! Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011 THANKSGIVING! Celebrate Thanksgiving aboard the Naples Princess. Relax this Thanksgiving. Treat you and your family to a cruise and traditional Thanksgiving dinner on the water! e es parn cookin, n me !Thursday, November 25, 2011 Early Dinner: 12-2pm Sunset Dinner: 4:45-6:45pm $58.95* per adult $27.95* per child Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com Art classes returning to Rookery BayDue to the success of the art classes it initiated last year, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is expanding its offerings for the 2011-12 season to include photography, painting, portraiture and drawing. This fall, Naples photographer and photography instructor Gordon Campbell offers three sessions of his three-day Nature Photography Made Easy class, along with three sessions of a one-day Photo Editing & Digital Processing Workshop. In Nature Photography Made Easy, Mr. Campbell will discuss point-and-shoot as well as DSLR cameras, camera settings, composition and lighting. The class includes in-the-field instruction on the Rookery Bay Reserve grounds and a trip to Tigertail Beach, one of Floridas top birding destinations. Sessions are from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 18-20, Nov. 15-17 and Dec. 13-15. The fee for the three-day class is $150 ($140 for Friends of Rookery Bay members). In his photo editing class, Mr. Campbell will discuss key lighting adjustments, proper cropping and other tricks the pros use to finish their best photos. Students will need to bring a laptop and have experience transferring their files from a camera to their computer. The workshop is offered from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. Cost for a single session is $65 ($60 for Friends of Rookery Bay members).In the New YearBeginning in January, Rookery Bay welcomes back nationally recognized artist, author and instructor Lee Hammond. Ms. Hammond has written more than 15 books on drawing techniques, is a certified police composite artist and holds licenses with several NASCAR racing teams, creating portraits of the drivers that are turned into fine art prints and sold nationwide on www.NASCAR.com. Students in her five-day portrait class will learn methods from Ms. Hammonds best-selling books, Lifelike Portraits from Photographs and Lifelike Drawing in Color. The class meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30-Feb. 3. Registration is $375 (supplies not included; a list will be provided). Ms. Hammond will also conduct a fiveday class in landscape painting, using her book Landscapes in Acrylic as a guide. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 27-March 2. Registration is $375 (supplies not included). The season of art classes at Rookery Bay closes with a class in which Ms. Hammond promises participants will learn to draw anything using both graphite and colored pencil. The class meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 19-23. Cost is $375 (supplies not included). All classes take place at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road in Naples, off Collier Boulevard just south of U.S. 41 on the way to Marco Island. To sign up or for more information, call 417-6310, ext. 401, or visit www.rookerybay.org. www rookerybay org
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Coast into Happy Hour 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.403.2000 Enjoy internationally inspired cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere while overlooking stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.Serving Dinner Nightly from 5:30PM Thursday Happy Hour 6:30PM-8PM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011 Simply bring at least one gram of your old, broken or unused gold jewelry (one gram is equal to a large paper clip) to Port Royal Jewelers on Fifth Avenue South during the month of October. Your grams will be weighed, tested and Port Royal Jewelers will provide you with a receipt of your donation. All Grams will be re ned at the end of the month; at which time, Port Royal Jewelers will present Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida A liate and e Garden of Hope & Courage with a check for the total amount raised. is is a fun and exciting way to help raise funds for our local non-pro ts and brings us steps closer to nding a cure. A highquality mammogram plus a clinical breast exam, and exam done by your doctor, is the most e ective way to detect breast cancer early. is October you too can help by collecting Grams for Mams. is October we are asking that you please join us, and the Naples community! 3.98 ct Pink Sapphire Giveaway Hot Pink Window Display for the Month of October Call For Details (239) 263-3071623 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 Bob Brink, Breaking Out. iUniverse. 244 pages. Hardback $26.95, paperback $16.95. This is a noteworthy first novel, although it too often reads more like a case study or third-person autobiography. The reader is asked to attend to so many details, seemingly of equal importance, that control over emphasis suffers. Very minor characters are introduced as if readers had better get to know them, but this turns out not to be the case. They quickly leave the scene and the novel. Often, scenes that merit only summary presentation are elaborately dramatized. And yet Breaking Out is powerful and deals with important issues. It is powerful in that Bob Brinks writing style is clear and attractive. His sentences and paragraphs are well turned. His descriptions of persons and places are vivid and insightful. Thus, while larger structural elements are problematic, his evocative prose has polish and grace. The important thematic issues have to do with diagnosing and treating potentially dangerous neurotic behavior and understanding the nature and consequences of parenting that is psychologically debilitating. We first meet the main character, Britt Rutgers, when he is a high school student in the 1950s. Mr. Brink efficiently paints a telling scene about Britts extreme self-consciousness and sensitivity. Britt can barely bring himself to cross the crowded gymnasium of the Mayfield (Iowa) High School to take an available seat. He imagines that all of the students crowded into the bleacher seats will be staring at him, and the feeling of exposure and scrutiny is unbearable. He is almost paralyzed. We learn, as well, that Britt is sexually nave and doesnt even know the everyday language of sexuality that is constantly on the lips of his classmates. From here, the author moves backward and forward in time, providing the causes of Britts painful self-awareness, innocence, and lack of confidence as Powerful and clear, Breaking Out is a portrait of adolescent despair FLORIDA WRITERS i e p d t u philJASON email@example.com
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Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4 Dinner Sun-Thurs 5-10 Fri & Sat 4-11 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples 239-592-0050 www.noodlescafe.com $ 15 00 OFFWITH PURCHASE OF $50 OR MOREGratuity added before discounts. One coupon per table. Valid Sun-Thurs 4-7 pm. Not valid holidays. Not valid with special offers. EXPIRES 10-31-11Live Entertainment & DancingWednesday Saturday 5-9FeaturingManhattan Connection, Don Barber, Taylor Stokes, Rudy Vale & Barry NewmanIndependently Owned & Operated The OriginalSince 1991 S ATURDAYSFREE CALAMARI APPETIZERwith the purchase of 2 drinks*not valid with any other offer, or discountEXPIRES 10-31-11 Located inside the Pavilion Shopping Center. Call for reservations. 239.566.2371. www.kcamericanbistro.com885 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Naples, FL 34108Welcomes the Summer! $20 OFF WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO ENTREESMust present the coupon to redeem the offer. Only one coupon per table. Not redeemable with other offers. Valid thru October 6, 2011 FREE CONSULTATION (239) 594-9075 www.drlipnik.comLipnik Dermatology and Laser CenterCant make up your mind which area to have Laser Hair Removal?SUMMER SPECIALTWO areas for the price of ONE $153* Naples To...*Call For Availability & Departure Dates. Restrictions Apply. www.gulfcoastairways.com 526 Terminal Drive | Naples, FL 34104 | (239) 403-3020 Your On Demand Charter Service!ONE WAY! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011 Antiques sometimes remind us that Grandmas home remedies are still the best. In 2004 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of leeches by doctors. Beginning in 200 B.C., medical doctors used leeches to cure a fever. They thought the red color of the face and the fever was caused by too much blood. There are several types of leeches found in the wild, but they have fewer and fewer places to breed. Leeches look like large worms some grow to be 8 inches long. They feed on blood. Many campers have gone swimming and find bloody leeches clinging to their legs when they get out of the water. The leech bite injects an anticoagulant so the blood flows more freely. In the 18th and 19th centuries, leeches were kept at the apothecary shop in attractive pottery urns with lids. The use of leeches was very popular in the 1860s, then lost favor. But now the animals are used to help heal skin grafts, to treat blocked veins and to aid in surgeries that require the removal of pooled blood under the skin. Today you can buy medical leeches for about $8 each, but they cannot be returned. Antique leech jars cost much more. Q: I have a metal box with HRH Princess Elizabeth, Colonel of the Grenadier Guards sitting on her horse. The words Huntley & Palmers Biscuits, Reading & London, England are stamped on it. Can you tell me what year this was made? A: Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth) became Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Guards in 1942. She reviewed the troops at the changing of the guard for the first time in 1947. This was also the first time the ceremony was held after the end of World War II. Your tin commemorates this event. Huntley & Palmers was founded by Joseph Huntley, a baker, and George Palmer, a tinsmith, in 1822. They packed their biscuits (cookies) in tins to keep them from crumbling when they were delivered by stagecoach. Their first bakery was located on London Street in Reading, England. The company was the worlds largest maker of biscuits by 1900. It was in business until the 1990s, and after an absence of several years, the company began making biscuits again in Sudbury, England, in 2006. Huntley & Palmers is still in business. Q: I inherited my grandmothers Victorian upright piano. She was born in 1902. I remember her telling me that her father brought the piano up the driveway on his horse-drawn wagon when she was 13 or 14 years old. Inside the piano it says A.M. McPhail Piano Co. and its stamped with the number 21072. Can give me any information? A: The A.M. McPhail Piano Co. was founded in Boston by Andrew M. McPhail in 1837. The serial number inside your piano indicates that it was made in 1897. The trade name was bought by Kohler & Campbell in about 1891 and pianos KOVELS: ANTIQUES A pretty place to put your leeches L y a G t f terryKOVEL firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Sensational 6th Season! CORPORATE PARTNER CORPORATE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EXECUTIVE PRODUCERSBob & Linda Harden Christine Paddockwww.gulfshoreplayhouse.org 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011 C17 This 19th-century ironstone jar once held live leeches. It has hand-painted flowers, gilt and other decorations. The lid is pierced to let air into the jar. The pottery of John and George Alcock of Staffordshire, England, made the jar. Brunks Auctions in Asheville, N.C., estimated its value at $300 to $600.with the McPhail name were made until the late 1950s. People who want to buy a piano look for an instrument in good, playable condition. The age of the piano may be a drawback, but some people want an upright because it takes up less space or because they want to decorate their home with Victorian furniture. Q: I have a dogs head made from macerated money. There is a partial label on the bottom that says it was made by the U.S. Mint from an estimated $100,000 worth of greenbacks that were redeemed and macerated. It was purchased at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1901 and given to me many years ago. Can you give me any information about it? A: Souvenir items made from macerated money were popular at the turn of the 20th century. Paper money was first issued by the federal government in 1861. In the early years, old paper money was destroyed by punching holes in it and burning it, but it was found that some unscrupulous federal employees were patching the holes and making off with the money. Between 1874 and 1942, a system of macerating the money into a pulp was used to destroy it. The money was soaked in a vat of soda ash and lime water and the pulp was then rolled into sheets and sold as bookbinders board. Figures were made from macerated money as early as 1879. In about 1881, Henry Martin, a U.S. Treasury employee and a one-legged Civil War veteran, began molding the pulp into souvenir items and selling them in Washington, D.C. By the turn of the century, many others were also making these souvenirs. The estimated value of an item molded in greenbacks depends on the denomination of the bills included. Weve seen the dogs head made from an estimated $100,000 worth of greenbacks. It sold at auction last year for $170. Tip: Try this to remove stains from inside a glass decanter. Put warm water, 1/2 teaspoon of liquid detergent and some uncooked rice grains into the decanter. Shake well, then rinse. 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. Write to Kovels (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011 C19 River Bar River Bar OPEN Join Jack s Club Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never Best BONITA SPRINGS25010 Bernwood Dr. (239) 949-6001 Randy's paradise Shrimp Co.www.randys shmarketrestaurant.com Closed for September www.paradiseshrimponline.com 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 WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 10 P.M. NOVA Surviving the Tsunami: A NOVA Special Watch amateur and professional video of the tsunami that struck Japan, as survivors tell the stories of their lifesaving decisions. THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 9 P.M. Smart HealthThrough a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, stations across Florida have joined forces as HealthyState.org to bring you the very best medical and health information in the state. This month, the show examines a tissue bank study at Moffitt Cancer Center, growing up with HIV and a new way to diagnose Parkinsons disease. FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 9 P.M. Great P erformances Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk A Celebration of New Orleans BluesBritish actor Hugh Laurie performs New Orleans blues and jazz with Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas, and fellow Brit Sir Tom Jones. Featuring documentary and interview segments interwoven with concert sequences filmed at the historic Latrobes building in the French Quarter. SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadsho w Raleigh Hour 1A 1920 Arts & Crafts desk and lamp; a rare 1960 Gibson Double 12 Electric Guitar; and a set of four Chinese carved jade objects that garner the highest-value appraisal in Roadshow history. SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 8 P.M. Prohibition A N ation of Drunkards Part 1In the mid-1800s, alcohol abuse is wreaking havoc on American families, and the Womans Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League form to push for Prohibition. MONDAY, OCT. 3, 8 P.M. Prohibition A N ation of Scofflaws Part 2In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect and millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight. Drys had hoped Prohibition would make the country a safer place, but the law has many victims. TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 8 P.M. Prohibition A N ation of Hypocrites Part 3Gangsters make huge profits and wreak havoc in cities across the country. By the late 1920s many Americans believed that Prohibition the Noble Experiment had failed. After the election of FDR in 1932, Prohibition is repealed. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 8 P.M. Natur eDogs That Changed the World The Rise of the Dog Part 1Dogs roles as guard, hunter, herder, hauler and spiritual protector, as well as current theories about the wolfs evolutionary leap. This week on WGCU TV
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF SEPT 29-OCT 5, 2011 239-263-18502048 Tamiami Trail N., NaplesAcross from the Cheesecake Factory email@example.com Get Ready... For e Prime Of Your Life!Coming Early October Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! Direct TV College ticket and Direct TV NFL Sunday ticket Food and drink specials Best view in town Family friendly Announcing NFL Tailgate Parties at The Bayfront Inn COLLEGE TICKET! NFL SUNDAY TICKET! All the games Widescreen HD TV Tailgate specials beginning at 12:00 pm 1221 5th Ave South Call (239) 649-5800 for more info Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kelli OHara and celebrated Metropolitan Opera soprano Harolyn Blackwell have been added to the Thank You Myra gala set for Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The concert will feature the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra led by Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, along with special guests and surprises. The gala is part of Thank You Myra Days in honor of Myra Janco Daniels, the centers founder and recently retired president and CEO. Also included: an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, when the center opens its doors to the public for a celebration of music and the arts. The full list of activities for both the evening gala and the community open house is still being finalized. The gala will mark Mr. Lockharts first appearance with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since he was named Boston Pops maestro in 1995. He was guest conductor of the NPO from 1993-95. Backstage tours, glassblowing and jewelry demonstrations, a drumming exhibition and an instrument petting zoo will be part of the open house activities. Collier County and the city of Naples have proclaimed January 14-15 Thank You Myra Days. In conjunction with the weekend celebration, the Phil has launched the Myra Janco Daniels Legacy Fund, which is designed to sustain the standards of excellence in the performing and visual arts established and nurtured by Mrs. aniels over the past 30 years. The fund is a one-time request that will create a reserve that may be drawn, at the discretion of the board of directors, to support the Philharmonic Center through challenging times. A permanent donor wall will be created in the lobby to acknowledge major contributors to the fund. To learn more about the Myra Janco Daniels Legacy Fund or the gala concert, contact the development office at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 254-2704. Headliners added to The Phils celebration of Myra Janco DanielsDANIELS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT. 29-OCT. 5, 2011 C21 Introduces... THE PERSONAL SOMMELIER(239) 430-4999 Located at The Hilton Naples 5111 Tamiami Trail North www.donshula.comWeve Put Our Sommelier Recommendations and Award Winning Wine List on the iPad.Sit at your table with an iPad Mobile Digital Device, browse our menu items and your Personal Sommelier will give you professional assistance in choosing the best wine pairings. Text to 97063 to receive special offers AVON PRODUCTSBy Linda Jones IN-STORE DISCOUNTStore 239.331.7491 Fax 239.331.7492 firstname.lastname@example.org www.youravon.com/ljones6508 34725 West Boundary Road Clewiston, FL 33440 Ph 877-902-1113 Turn-of-the-Century Boater Hat 2011 AH-TAH-THI-KI Buttery on BoardwalkM ore than 20,000 artifacts, archival items and other fun stuff representing Seminole history and living culture over the past 300 years. www.ahtahthiki.com Turn Turn Turn T n Turn T of of f f the the h the t e the he t Cent Cent Cent Cent nt C Cen en ury ury ury u Boat Boat Boat oat erH erH erH erH H erH at a at t The Seminole proudly kept to their traditions, save a few important items adopted from others: silver, the sewing machine, and of course, the occasional boater hat. $O ered Sundayursday 5:00-Close Friday & Saturday 5:00-7:00pm $O ered Monday-Saturday 11:30am-3pm Best Price-Value o er in Naples! Check our Website & get the real feel of our e x cellence. Heres some of whats ahead on the program at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Symphony Is All Around You, the first Family Fare concert of the season, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.Christopher Confessore conducts the program that serves as an introduction to the magical sound of a live, professional orchestra. Selections by Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky will be featured, as well as music from Indiana Jones, Star Wars and more. Family Fare concerts are approximately 75 minutes long and presented without an intermission. Fast-paced and fun, its a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Tickets start at $15 for adults and $12 for students. The Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet and percussionist James Dallas present Smokin Brass, the second program in the seasons Chamber Series, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Have your heart warmed and your soul stirred by works by American composer David Sampson, film composer Ennio Morricone, the great Duke Ellington and others. Selections will include Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla, Rounds and Dances by Jan Bach, Western Fanfare by Eric Ewazen and Suite from The Comedians by Dmitry Kabalevsky. Tickets start at $34 for adults and $14 for students. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org.COMING UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTOChristopher Confessore
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 Place your bet on Barron Collier Gridiron ClubThe Barron Collier High School Gridiron club presents its fourth annual Casino Night from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Naples Harley-Davidson, 3645 Gateway Lane. Tickets include $1,000 in chips, buffet dinner and dessert by Millers Ale House, beer and wine (served by coaches) and a raffle ticket. Admission is $100 per person or $150 for two if purchased by Oct. 21. After Oct. 21, tickets are $150 each or $200 for two. For reservations or more information, call Janice Vasquez at 591-4028 or 287-2618.Halloween cruise for mental healthThe Mental Health Association of SWF presents Bone Voyage, a Halloween-inspired high-seas adventure aboard the Naples Princess, on Friday, Oct. 28. The ships sets sail at 5 p.m. and returns to the dock at 7:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Cost is $50 per person. Guests will enjoy a welcome glass of champagne, hors doeuvres and live entertainment. A cash bar will also be available. For reservations or more information, contact Brian Follweiler at 261-5405 or email@example.com.Go for a glimpse of the green flashThe Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park host the second annual Green Flash Sunset Celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Guests will enjoy cocktails and appetizers on the beach, tropical music, dinner, a silent auction, a sunset photography demonstration, featured artwork by resident artists, a bonfire and a chance to see the elusive phenomenon known as the green flash. Funds raised will be used for upgrades in the park, including a new boardwalk to be built through the mangroves to Little Turkey Bay. Tickets for $60 per person are available at www.DelnorWiggins.org. Sponsors to date include Scott Lowery Landscape, Brooks Insurance Company, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, E. Sue Huff & Associates and Fleur de Lis Event Designs. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call Natasha Alveshire at 390-0770 or e-mail natasha@ fleurdeliseventdesigns.com.Zontians plan Glass Slipper BallZonta Club of Bonita Springs holds the third annual Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs on Friday, Nov. 18, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The evening is dedicated to raising funds to help women who are victims of domestic violence. Top chefs from throughout the area will create hors doeuvres and desserts, and the Brett Foreman Band will entertain. Silent and live auctions as well as presentation of the Woman of the Year award to Trish Leonard will be part of the evening. Participating restaurants include: Angelinas Ristorante, Whole Foods, Agave Southwestern Grille, The Grape, Irresistible Confections, Mikkelsens Pastry Shop, Blue Martini, Roys Downtown, M Waterfront Grille, Capital Grille, Ritz Global, Coconut Jacks, Bice, Pagellis and David Goins, Solo Chef Inc. Tickets are $100 each (early-bird pricing of $850 for a table for 10 for reservations made by Oct. 31). For more information, call Flo Rogers at 253-1996, e-mail zontabonita@ hotmail.com or visit www.ZontaBonitaSprings.org.Make a date for clinic block partyThe Neighborhood Health Clinic hosts its ninth annual Neighborhood Block Party: The Party with a Purpose To Save Lives on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, an elegant sit-down dinner and dancing to Cahlua and Cream.Relying on a volunteer professional staff, the clinic delivers care to lowincome, working but uninsured adults in Collier County. The block party generates approximately 25 percent of its annual operating budget. Kelly Richardson is chair of the 2012 event. Tickets are $250 per person. Invitations will be mailed in early January. For information about sponsorships or becoming involved with block party plans or clinic operations as a volunteer, contact Nikki Strong, director of development and communications, at 2602080 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tiffany has keys for Marco benefitThe Greater Marco Island American Cancer Society and Tiffany & Co. host Keys for a Cause, an evening of glamour and giving, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Greystone Manor on Marco. With the $100 cost of admission, each guest will receive a key. At the party, they will find a locked glass box containing a Tiffany gift box. If their key opens the glass box, they will be invited to choose a Tiffany gift provided for the evening. Gifts will include crystal, silver and leather items from the current Tiffany collection. Additional keys will be available for purchase for $50. For more information, call 642-8800.UAC plans patriotic saluteThe United Arts Council of Collier County hosts its annual fall fundraiser, A Patriotic Salute to the Arts, on Saturday evening, Nov. 12, at The von Liebig Art Center. The festivities help kick off Celebrate the Arts Month. Guests will enjoy an evening of visual and performing arts showcasing area artists and musical and theater groups. Trevor Earl will entertain, and gourmet food stations will be set up throughout the center. For tickets or more information, call 263-8242 or visit www.CelebrateTheArts.org.Have a ball at The Ritz for NCH The patients, staff, volunteers, donors and friends of NCH Healthcare System inspired the theme for the NCH Hospital Ball 2011: This Is My Hospital. The black-tie evening begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Tickets are $475 per person. Proceeds will help create 64 Smart Rooms at the NCH North Naples hospital. For tickets or more information, call Cynthia Bennett at the NCH Healthcare Foundation, 436-4511, or e-mail email@example.com. Step out and dance for Sunlight Home Sunlight Home for expectant women and teens invites everyone to put on their dancing shoes for an evening with Cahlua & Cream on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $60 per person. Proceeds will benefit mothers and babies at Sunlight Home, where they are empowered to overcome poverty, abuse and homelessness through education, training and spiritual growth. For more information, call Linda Hale at 352-0251 or e-mail Linda_lee_hale@yahoocom. Getting in step for literacy Literacy Volunteers of Collier County will hold the fifth annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. LVCC teaches illiterate and non-English speaking adults to read, write and speak English. A number of prominent Neapolitans are paired with professional dancers to perform. Prizes are awarded based on dancing ability as well as the amount of money dancers raise for LVCC. For tickets or more information, call LVCC at 262-4448 or visit www.collierliteracy.org. Saddle up for Bootstrap Boogie Naples Equestrian Challenge holds its sixth annual Bootstrap Boogie barn dance Saturday evening, Nov. 12, at NEC headquarters off Goodlette-Frank Road north of Pine Ridge Road. Live country-western music, a mechanical bull, line dancers and Pony Pie Bingo are all part of the fun. NEC provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs for Collier County children and adults with disabilities. For more information, call 596-2988 or visit www.naplesequestrianchallenge.org. Cmon to the Dream Gala The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples will hold its inaugural Dream Gala beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Cmon in North Collier Regional Park. Gala chair Shelia Davis and her committee promise an evening of adventure and discovery to benefit Collier Countys first learning environment devoted exclusively to the serious business of childrens play. For information about gala sponsorship opportunities, call Cmon at 514-0084 or visit www.cmon.org. Send Save the Date information about galas and other fundraising parties to firstname.lastname@example.org. SAVE THE DATE Naples Best Kept Secret 4221 Tamiami Trail East NaplesLocated on US 41 opposite Sugden Park Open Mon-Sat & Nicks PlaceQuality Food. Exceptional Service.Call 239.793.2644 or visit www.mongellos.com Our outdoor patio is PET-FRIENDLY anytime, any day! Pick up your Wine and Dine Club Card on your next visit!LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TUESDAY-SATURDAYVisit www.mongellos.com for details Now Open Sundays NFL FootballFREE Snacks! Food and Drink Specials......... 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Coast into Happy Hour 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.403.2000 Enjoy internationally inspired cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere while overlooking stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.Serving Dinner Nightly from 5:30PM Thursday Happy Hour 6:30PM-8PM www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 SUMMER SAVINGS With the purchase of 2 Dinner Menu Entres. Not valid with any other discounts. Not valid for wine dinner. One coupon per table. Expires October 31st, 2011 Must present coupon in advance.WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY 6pm-9pmLive Jazz Reduced Prices Complimentary Wine TastingsHAPPY HOUR 1/2 OFF All Drinks in the M Lounge Every Day 4pm-6pm SUNDAY BRUNCH Serving 10:30am-3pm Oct 17 VINOWind down the last weeks of summer with some new winesNo matter what the calendar says, its clearly not fall in Southwest Florida. The colors of the license plates havent even changed yet. Still, most of us can recall that renewed vigor and urge for new adventure that struck as autumns cool breezes rustled the leaves of many colors up north. With that inspiration in mind, here are some wines you might want to sample as we wind down the last weeks of summer. Selections include some from a number of shoppers I spoke with and, of course, a few of my personal picks. Fred Olson, Naples: I tend toward big-body reds, says Mr. Olson, while (my wife) Gayle likes white wines and sparkling ros. Shafer Hillside Select ($250) is one I especially like, with its rich intense fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry, but today were trying a couple bottles of Schramsberg Brut Ros ($40). Matt Telford, wine consultant at Total Wine, Fort Myers: Customers who like pinot grigio but are looking for new wines to try are finding wines like Nobile Vinho Verde ($7.99) from Portugal. Its a perfect summer wine, with a slight effervescence and hints of lemon and lime. If they want something a little sweeter, then Vouvray ($12-$15) is a good choice. Barbara Stewart, Fort Myers: I mostly like chardonnay, although the J Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon ($12) is a good value in a red wine. I like the chardonnay to be a little oaky, and La Crema is one of my favorites. Its always tasty and priced under $20. Today I am trying a new wine, Oak Grove Chardonnay. It's under $10, and I like that price point. Sandy Aughenbaugh, Fort Myers: I love reds cabernets, shiraz and merlots. Malbec can sometimes be too rough for me. I like to try new value-priced wines. The over-$40 bottles of red might not be any better for me than what I already enjoy. Today Im trying Pacific Peak Cabernet Sauvignon at $2.97. I mean, how can you not try that? Patrick Eakins, Fort Myers: Argentinean malbecs have been a great value for a while, but now we are trying more of the Italian and Spanish wines. Today we have already selected two malbecs Finca Los Maza Colecion ($9) and also their Reserva ($12). Now were looking for some inexpensive Tuscan wines from Italy. You have to watch your money, and bottles priced over $20 are just not working for us in this economy. Jonathan Daitch, Fort Myers: I normally select California wines, I want to help support our economy. I will buy some imports, though. I had some Schramsberg Blanc de Noir ($40) at a restaurant and really enjoyed it, so I have a couple in my cart today. A restaurant is a really good place to try a new wine. If it has a good wine list you can probably get a good recommendation, and it may become a new favorite. Sharon Glaser, Fort Myers: We just got back from a bus tour of the wine districts in Washington, and the wine we liked the most was Che. Ste. Michelle Chardonnay ($15). It was rich and flavorful with a buttery smoothness and a touch of oak. Corey Swarthout, manager and wine maven of the Blue Coyote Supper Club, Fort Myers: Two new wines for me that I really like are the Venge Vineyards Silencieux Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 ($50) and the Figge Pinot Noir 2008 ($40). The Venge is a classic big powerful fruity wine, very nice aroma followed with flavors of black cherry and cassis, and a lingering finish. The Figge is from Santa Lucia Highlands, and has a delicious fragrant aroma, with rich black fruit on the palate and a long finish. Mitch Haley, Fort Myers: The Muirswood Central Coast Zanetta Valley Chardonnay is a pretty good value and is an interesting wine. It has a little oak and butterscotch and a nice finish ($13). Another one we just discovered is the Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand ($12). Tropical fruits and citrus lead to a refreshing clean finish. Mr. Vino has some new favorites as well: The Aveleda Fonte Vinho Verde 2010 ($7) from Portugal is a light, fresh and lemon-lime white with a touch of effervescence and clean finish. Juan Gil Monastrell 2009 ($15) from the Jumilla district of Spain has a good berry aroma and flavors of dark berry and plum, low tannins and a good balanced finish. Champagne Moutard Brut Gran Cuvee ($45) is a delicious medium-bodied pinot noir champagne with g ood butter, light almond and mineral flavors. JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLYGayle and Fred Olson of Naples li a ly C va n jimMcCRACKEN email@example.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 5, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Its hard to believe that something as simple as eating dinner as a family on a regular basis can turn children away from drugs and alcohol. But it does, according to research conducted by Columbia Universitys National Center on Addiction and Drug Abuse. The center has determined that children who eat dinner with their families three or fewer times a week are four times more likely to use tobacco, twice as likely to use alcohol and 2 times more likely to use marijuana than kids who eat with their families at least five nights a week. The center began Family Day, encouraging families to eat together, as a means of starting the habit and getting parents and kids to communicate more. To help in that effort, member restaurants of the Naples Originals are offering free or half-priced meals for children with the purchase of full-priced adult meals through Sunday. The restaurants include Bamboo Caf, Bayside, Bleu Provence, Ciao, HBs on the Gulf, Lindburgers & Bottles, M Waterfront Grille, Noodles Caf & Sushi Bar, Ridgway Bar & Grill, Riverwalk at Tin City and The Dock at Crayton Cove. The group of independently owned restaurants has partnered with Drug Free Collier to promote this important message. For more information about the restaurants, go to www.naplesoriginals. com. For details about how family dinners make a difference for kids, visit www.casafamilyday.org.Sea Salt owners plan new ventureLook for a new rustic Italian trattoria to open this winter in a former florist shop and adjoining courtyard on Third Street South. Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli and Lili Montes, who created and operate Sea Salt, are planning a new kind of restaurant that will grow on you in the same way that the leaves and branches of a grape vine develop out of a shoot: a barbatella, says Ms. Montes. Barbatella will offer an extensive menu that incorporates fresh interpretations of authentic dishes from various regions. Among the choices will be freshly made pastas as well as meat and fish prepared on the rotisserie, grill, deep fryer and smoker, including whole roast duck, smoked pork baby back ribs and Venetian style meatballs. Signature pizzas will be made in a wood-burning oven. The restaurant will also offer homemade Italian gelato and sorbet, which will also be available to go. The dining rooms will be casual, with stone floors and wood accents. There is also a spacious courtyard where patrons can dine and relax, weather permitting. A 20-seat bar will feature 100 wines by the glass. The owners hope to open in January. Culinary Concepts hosts Wine WeekThe five restaurants in the Culinary Concepts group hold their annual Wine Week fundraiser Monday-Friday, Oct. 3-7. For $8, customers will be able to sample eight wines. The featured wines are different at each restaurant. The money raised will go to the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. The restaurants are: Blue Water Bistro in Estero; Chops City Grill in Bonita Springs; and Chops, Pazzo! Cucina Italia and Yabba Island Grill in Naples. For reservations, go to www.gr8food.net or call the individual restaurant.Women Supporting WomenFor the 10th year, the Women Supporting Women wine tasting will help raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The benefit for the Cancer Alliance of Naples takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Handsome Harrys Third Street Bistro. There will be hot and cold hors doeuvres paired with various wines, a silent auction and live entertainment. Tickets are $75 in advance or $85 at the door. For details, e-mail Alice Carlson at womensupportingwomen. firstname.lastname@example.org.Farfalla cooking classes startRistorante Farfalla chef/owner Mike Fattah resumes cooking demonstrations in October at his Estero restaurant. The demos feature classical and regional Italian cuisine and include a three-course meal with wines. They take place from 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and are $50 per person. For reservations, call 495-9912.Quick bites Alexanders Restaurant reopened for dinner Wednesday and will resume serving lunches on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, with dinner starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The restaurant is at 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-4999. Bamboo Caf has established a loyalty club, entitling members to earn points toward rewards. Theres a onetime enrollment fee of $25. Members receive a club card and a $25 gift certificate. Sign up at www.mtwrewards. com/bamboocafe or in person at the restaurant. Also, the cafe has extended its no-corkage-fee-Wednesdays through October. Bamboo Caf is at 755 12th Ave. S. at Crayton Cove. Call 643-6177. BRIO Tuscan Grille has added some new menu options in celebration of fall, including roasted tomato and ricotta bruschetta, blackened shrimp and chorizo flatbread, chicken and wild rice orzo, grilled chicken spiedini and a Mediterranean chicken sandwich. BRIO is in The Waterside Shops. Call 593-5319. Trail Caf & Grill celebrates its first year under the ownership of Kristofer and Patricia Jubinville by giving diners a complimentary slice of Italian cream cake from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Guests can also purchase raffle tickets for gift certificates, with proceeds going to Humane Society Naples. The caf, open 7-11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, is in Lynwood Square, 12820 U.S. 41 N.. Call 598-2480 or visit www.trailcafenaples. com for details. Randys Paradise Shrimp Co., the Bonita Springs sister to Randys Fishmarket Restaurant in Naples, is expected to reopen in October. Its at 25010 Bernwood Drive. Call 949-6001. karenFELDMAN email@example.com food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, Sept. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ABC W ine & Spirits: Sample wines from all over the world along with appetizers while chatting with wine experts and enthusiasts; $10, 6425 Naples Blvd.; 514-2316. Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30-7:30 p .m., Whole Foods: The Health Starts Here Supper Club features a four-course Italian meal; $10, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservations required. Either call or register online at www.acteva.com/go/ LifestyleCenter. Friday, Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Whole F oods: Join Health Starts Here specialist Julie Joiner for Forks Over Knives, a documentary about healthy eating that follows two people on the journey to good health after years of unhealthy diets; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Register online at www.acteva.com/ go/LifestyleCenter. Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p .m., N oodles: A benef it 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. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m., N aples Tomato: Learn how to make mozzarella and buratta and take home a pound of mozzarella curd to make more; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-9800. Reservations required. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p .m., The Good Life: Shelly Connors teaches French in a Flash featuring quick French recipes; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples; 514-4663. Reservations required. Thursday, Oct. 6, 5-7 p .m., Decanted Wines: Learn how to pair wine with pizza at this session that includes both; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required.Farmers markets Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Government Comple x f armers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Str eet Sou th, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, the Bonita Springs Lions Club f arm mar ket, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., the North Naples Gr een Mar ket, the Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, Fr eedom P ark farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to cuisine@ floridaweekly.com.CUISINE Dining as a family can make a big difference for children ul l e u is in e@ COURTESY PHOTOFabrizio and Ingrid Aielli, owners of Sea Salt and the new restaurant, Barbatella
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