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Sellers turn to the Internet to unload gravesitesHarold Graviss is not big on sentiment, and perhaps that helps to explain why he is seeking to unload cemetery plots he purchased 20 years ago in Naples Memorial Gardens. The plots are in a primo location, he says, the Garden of Devotion and Mr. Graviss is asking $7,500 for them. Ive decided to be cremated, explains the 88-year-old Mr. Graviss, who lives in Fort Myers. Yeah, they can take my ashes and spread em to the wind anywhere they want. I dont need a cemetery plot. The view (surrounding his plots) is terrific, but that doesnt do me much good once Im buried. And as for having a tranquil spot for farflung friends and loved ones to visit after he has passed on, Mr. Graviss says: They dont come to see while Im alive. I doubt that would change much after Im dead. But Mr. Graviss is finding, as are others in his situation, that in the marketplace of final resting spots, buyers seem to hold the upper hand and demand low. Many experts attribute this to the state of the economy. Also, people are turning to less-expensive options like cremation. Mr. Graviss has advertised his plots for several months on Craigslist and in numerous newspapers and periodicals. He says he has yet to receive a serious offer. A Cape Coral woman who seeks to sell a BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.com BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com A GROWING NUMBER OF CONSUMERS in the most literal sense of the word attest that theres no better consumable than just-picked veggies from their own backyards. At risk of a visit from code enforcement officers, some suburban gardeners also keep chicken or quail so they can enjoy fresh eggs. More Southwest Florida families are getting serious about producing their own food at home. By doing so, they enjoy great taste, independence and the satisfaction of tending to crops and animals for the SEE GARDENING, A8 Living off your land, even when its at your own risk SEE PLOTS, A12 SuburbanfarmingCOURTESY PHOTOScott Thursby plants lettuces by his driveway in Golden Gate City. BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 CLUB NOTES A11 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS A26 MOTLEY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTISTS AMONG US C3 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SAVE THE DATE C21 CUISINE C26-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 1 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Artsy abundanceRingling International Arts Festival is on its way C1 Bless you!A blessing of the animals, and more fun around town. C22 & 25 Golden oldiesCashing in on the coming wave of retirees. B1 Back to the FakFor JoNell Modys, theres always adventure in the swamp. A16

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NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics: Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Arthritis Management: Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) www.JointInstituteFL.com 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 billCORNWELL bcornwell@floridaweekly.com We are nearing the time to elect a president, so that means Floridas Republican party is bound to do something stupid. We all remember the debacle of 2000, when the Sunshine State looked more like a banana republic than a prized tourist destination. Twelve years later, the states Republicans are mucking things up again. The party has decided to move its presidential primary election from March to Jan. 31. Theoretically, this change is meant to give Florida Republicans more sway in the nominating process. In reality, however, all it has accomplished is anger Republicans in other states and dilute Floridas influence at the national convention which, ironically, will be held in Tampa.The Republican National Committee intends to punish Florida by reducing its delegate count at the convention from 99 to 48. Im having a hard time understanding how you gain influence by losing delegates, but Im sure it makes sense to someone somewhere.The way things stand now, the Republican presidential field may not even be complete by the end of January. The process is currently so muddled and uncertain that no one really knows who is running and who is not. What is it with these Republicans? It is as if this presidential election has taken them by surprise. Mitt Romney is in, and he stays a steady if dull course. Rick Perry blazed upon the scene like a meteor, but his poll numbers began to evaporate once circumstances dictated that he open his mouth and actually say something. The only thing to catch fire in Newt Gingrichs campaign is his hair. The agreement is that Mr. Gingrich is very smart, which makes some of the incredibly dumb things he says rather mystifying. The new darling of the campaign is Herman Cain, the pizza magnate from Georgia. Mr. Cain won the Florida Straw Vote, and his poll numbers rocketed as a result. He seems genial and well meaning, but he, too, is prone to odd exclamations. The most recent verbal stumble came when he said African American voters had been brainwashed into supporting Democratic candidates. Mr. Cain should have consulted Mr. Romney before he let fly with that little nugget. In 1967, Mr. Romneys father, Michigan Gov. George Romney, was a strong contender for the GOP presidential nomination. George Romneys campaign imploded when he said he had been brainwashed into supporting the Vietnam War. Mr. Cain should have known that voters tend to take offense at the suggestion they are so intellectually limited that they can be subjected to brainwashing. Despite his sudden surge, Mr. Cain is a long shot at best. The inimitable Sarah Palin dismissed him as the flavor of the week. Of course in doing so, the former half-term Alaska governor screwed up his name, calling him Herb Cain rather than Herman Cain. Ms. Palin keeps dropping hints that she may enter the race. Like Hansel and Gretel, she leaves a trail of crumbs that tantalizes her followers the number of which is declining almost daily. Ms. Palin now finds herself on an island of weirdness. She is thinskinned in the extreme, and she no longer restricts her paranoid ranting to the mainstream media. She recently charged that Fox News (which employs her) has been deliberately spreading false information about her. And finally, theres Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, who said repeatedly that he was not a candidate for the nomination and had explained further that he didnt really want to be president and that he was not prepared or qualified to sit in the Oval Office. Even with all that on the record, old guard Republicans still salivated at the prospect of Gov. Christies candidacy. Mr. Romney fails to inspire them, and Mr. Perry scares the hell of them. Thus, Gov. Christie, ready or not, was seen as the savior. Gov. Christie, however, proved true to his word and announced this week he would not enter the race. One compelling and quirky argument in favor of Gov. Christie getting into the race was that he probably will have a tough time winning re-election as governor. If he was going to seek the White House, most analysts thought this was the time to do it. Even Gov. Christies most ardent supporters concede that he is arrogant, obnoxious, quick-tempered and contemptuous of critics. At a time when the country is divided and the level of political discourse shrill, personal and nasty, its difficult to imagine that a President Christie would have ushered in a new tone of civility and bipartisan support. Gov. Christie is a moderate on things like gun control and climate change, and that would not have rested well with Tea Partiers who love the fact that Gov. Perry packs heat on his daily jogs. He might have been a strong General Election candidate, but he would have walked a minefield during the Republican primaries. With Gov. Christie now officially out of the picture, the GOP is left with the same old same old. While the Republicans stumble and fumble, the Democrats look on with amusement. But that amusement is tempered by the realization that they are saddled with a candidate President Obama who is losing ground at an astonishing rate. Most troubling for the president is the erosion of support among independents. He cannot win without them. The smug jokes and asides that Democrats make about the 2012 Republican field have an odd echo. In 1980, they derisively referred to Ronald Reagan as an amiable dunce. Well, as Democrats painfully learned over the next eight years, even a dunce can have his day. COMMENTARYThe 2012 race: Lets just flip a coin

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Rick Perry stumbled through much of the last Republican debate, but not when speaking about immigration. He issued a clarion condemnation of critics of his states policy of giving the children of illegal immigrants in-state tuition to college. Such naysayers, Perry declared, lack a heart. The Texas governor prides himself on his distinctness from George W. Bush, yet on this issue he sounds just like him: scolding his party for its lack of compassion for immigrants coming here to make a go of it. If Perry had wanted to avoid raising the hackles of Republicans with the imputation of heartlessness, he could have borrowed the staple Bush line: Family values dont stop at the Rio Grande. Neither, more relevantly, does the desire to find a job. What Perry portrays as the great American job machine in his state has mostly benefited people who arent Americans, according to a new study by the Center for Immigration Studies. This significant caveat to the Texas Miracle raises the larger question of why the country has continued to welcome millions of new immigrants during the past few years while shedding millions of jobs.In Texas, the study finds, 81 percent of the jobs created since 2007 have gone to immigrants who arrived in the United States since 2007. Ninety-three percent of these immigrants arent citizens. An estimated 50 percent are illegal immigrants.If providing ready employment opportunities for non-Americans seems awfully cosmopolitan for the man who is supposed to be a famous rube from Paint Creek, its the Texas way. In welcoming all comers, Perry can do the bidding of a business community that wants the immigrant labor and simultaneously appeal to the Hispanic vote. If anyone should think to complain that hes soft on illegal immigration, well, now, thats why God created the pointless gesture, isnt it? Perry can ostentatiously send Texas Rangers to the border and lambaste the federal governments failures, but none of it matters if its relatively easy for illegals to find a job. Another border state, Arizona, implemented an e-verify system requiring employers to check the immigration status of prospective employees. It led to a dramatic reduction in the population of illegals, many of whom have, no doubt, decamped to Texas. So long as he doesnt implement e-verify, Perry is shooting holes in the bottom of U.S.S. Enforcement and demanding that the feds bail faster. It would be much too simplistic to say that every new immigrant employed in Texas took his job from a native. On the other hand, it would be much too Pollyannish to deny that there must be crowding out, especially of natives who dont have a college degree. At least Texas has been creating jobs. The country has lost about 7 million jobs since the onset of the recession in 2007 and continued to import another 1 million new immigrant workers a year, and 200,000-300,000 illegal immigrants on top of them. In August, monthly job growth ground to halt, yet were welcoming some 100,000 new immigrants a month. Is it heartless to wonder why this makes any sense? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.On Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., Troy Anthony Davis was scheduled to die. I was reporting live from outside Georgias death row in Jackson, awaiting news about whether the Supreme Court would spare his life. Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. Seven of the nine non-police witnesses later recanted or changed their testimony, some alleging police intimidation for their original false statements. One who did not recant was the man who many have named as the actual killer. No physical evidence linked Davis to the shooting. Davis, one of more than 3,200 prisoners on death row in the U.S., had faced three prior execution dates. With each one, global awareness grew. Amnesty International took up his case, as did the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Calls for clemency came from Pope Benedict XVI, former FBI Director William Sessions and former Republican Georgia Congressman Bob Barr. The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, in granting a stay of execution in 2007, wrote that it will not allow an execution to proceed in this state unless ... there is no doubt as to the guilt of the accused. But it is just that doubt that has galvanized so much global outrage over this case. As we waited, the crowd swelled around the prison, with signs saying Too Much Doubt and I Am Troy Davis. Vigils were being held around the world, in places like Iceland, England, France and Germany. Earlier in the day, prison authorities handed us a thin press kit. At 3 p.m., it said, Davis would be given a routine physical. Routine? Physical? At a local church down the road, Edward DuBose, the president of Georgias NAACP chapter, spoke, along with human-rights leaders, clergy and family members who had just left Davis. DuBose questioned the physical, so that they could make sure hes physically fit, so that they can strap him down, so that they could put the murder juice in his arm? Make no mistake: They call it an execution. We call it murder. Davis had turned down a special meal. The press kit described the standard fare Davis would be offered: grilled cheeseburgers, oven-browned potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, cookies and grape beverage. It also listed the lethal cocktail that would follow: Pentobarbital. Pancuronium bromide. Potassium chloride. Ativan (sedative). The pentobarbital anesthetizes, the pancuronium bromide paralyzes, and the potassium chloride stops the heart. Davis refused the sedative, and the last supper. By 7 p.m., the U.S. Supreme Court was reportedly reviewing Davis plea for a stay. The case was referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who hails from Pin Point, Ga., a community founded by freed slaves that is near Savannah, where Davis had lived. The chorus for clemency grew louder. Allen Ault, a former warden of Georgias death-row prison who oversaw five executions there, sent a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, co-signed by five other retired wardens or directors of state prisons. They wrote: While most of the prisoners whose executions we participated in accepted responsibility for the crimes for which they were punished, some of us have also executed prisoners who maintained their innocence until the end. It is those cases that are most haunting to an executioner. The Supreme Court denied the plea. Davis execution began at 10:53p.m. A prison spokesperson delivered the news to the reporters outside: time of death, 11:08p.m.The eyewitnesses to the execution stepped out. According to an Associated Press reporter who was there, these were Troy Davis final words: Id like to address the MacPhail family. Let you know, despite the situation you are in, Im not the one who personally killed your son, your father, your brother. I am innocent. The incident that happened that night is not my fault. I did not have a gun. All I can ask ... is that you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, God have mercy on your souls. And may God bless your souls.I am innocent. The incident that happened that night is not my fault. I did not have a gun For those about to take my life, God have mercy on your souls. And may God bless your souls. Last words of Troy DavisThe state of Georgia took Davis body to Atlanta for an autopsy, charging his family for the transportation. On Troy Davis death certificate, the cause of death is listed simply as homicide. As I stood on the grounds of the prison, just after Troy Davis was executed, the Department of Corrections threatened to pull the plug on our broadcast. The show was over. I was reminded what Gandhi reportedly answered when asked what he thought of Western civilization: I think it would be a good idea. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 As host of an Internet broadcast to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast, Im in touch with many interesting people who make enormous contributions to our society, both locally and nationally. Starting this week, Ill share some of their inspiring life stories every week in this spot. Naples resident Bob Levy is chairman of the Cato Institute (www.cato.org), a Washington, D.C., think tank dedicated to the preservation of individual liberty, private property rights and limited government. Bob is also a founding board member of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a Naples-based think tank dedicated to transparency through all levels of government. Bob is a frequent guest on my show and speaks often throughout our community. He and his wife Diane, formerly of Washington, D.C., have been Neapolitans since 2002. Diane is an accomplished artist (her work is on display at Cibao Grille). Their son, Jon, is recently married and attends law school in Austin, Texas. In addition to serving as chairman of The Cato Institute, Bob is a constitutional scholar and has written several books, including The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. He started his legal career late in life. Having earned a Ph.D. in business management, he founded and developed CDA Investment Technologies, a financial publishing business that he sold to Thomson Reuters. After that, he went to George Mason University School of Law, graduating in 1994. He joined the Cato Institute in 1997 as senior fellow in constitutional studies. Bob is passionate about his work so passionate that he is personally responsible for steering the Heller case to the U.S. Supreme Court. By way of background, Washington, D.C., had a law prohibiting firearms of any sort. Bob viewed this as a violation of the U.S. Constitutions Second Amendment, which states the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Gun laws throughout the United States vary greatly. Over the course of several years, Bob put a plan in place to gain clarity on the implementation of the Second Amendment. He chose Washington, D.C., because it is a national territory and subject to national, not state, law. He also knew the outc ome of the case would influence state laws as well. He personally hired co-counsel and sought out plaintiffs for the case. Finding plaintiffs was not easy. While there is a gun permitting process in Washington, D.C., the application clearly stated that one could apply but that no permits would be issued. In order to meet the legal test of standing, Bob needed to identify plaintiffs who had applied for permits and been rejected. He explains that such people would have been injured rendered unable to own or use a gun in Washington, D.C. and injury is required for standing. The search provided a group of six plaintiffs that was narrowed down to one: Mr. Heller. Bob took his case to the Federal District Court and lost. He took the case to the Federal Appeals Court and won. But even then, there was no assurance that the U.S. Supreme Court would agree to hear to case. In 2008, however, the court did. So the Heller case went to the Supreme Court and Bob won. Now this watershed decision is having a rippling effect throughout the land. With Bob serving as co-counsel, District of Columbia v. Heller is the first and only case he has ever litigated. Whether you are for or against the ownership and use of guns, Bob Levys efforts helped gain clarity on an important Constitutional issue. What I find most interesting is that he has never even owned a gun. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, which airs live from 7-8 a.m. Monday-Friday at www.bobharden.com. PROFILES IN PARADISELandmark Supreme Court case has close ties to Naples H R E l m C bobHARDEN www.bobharden.com Talking points with Bob LevySomething thats been on your mind: Building the constitutional case against the presidents health care law. Something youll never understand: Why weve allowed the federal government to exercise virtually unbounded powers without constitutional authorization. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: I completed two Marine Corps marathons in my 40s. My best time: 8:21 per mile. What are you most proud of? My role in advancing the work of the Cato Institute and the Institute for Justice. First job: Jazz and blues pianist (even as a high school student). Last book read: The Big Short by Michael Lewis. Favorite TV show: Justi ed starring Timothy Olyphant. Sorry, but I dont watch lawyer shows. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: Our glorious winter, spring and fall weather.

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I just have a small yard, but I basically farm front, back and the sides, he says. Like many suburban gardeners, Mr. Thursby is busy with fall planting. The yard is already full of papaya, banana, eggplants, richly colorful strawberry hibiscus plants (he uses the tart leaves, which taste not unlike rhubarb, to make tea), sugar cane and the seedlings of colorful lettuces. The former taxi driver and long-haul trucker considers his yard an edible garden and espouses the benefits of ultrafresh produce, saying it rejuvenated his own health a few years ago after his body had been ravaged by a preponderance of junk food and stress. He also believes gardening is a holistic activity that feeds more than his mouth. It has improved my physical, mental and spiritual states, he says, adding, The physical aspect of gardening is second only to swimming. Dianna Caminos, who tends to several raised beds full of fresh vegetables on a half-acre lot in Lehigh Acres, started the garden to help her family save money and found it has added value, too. Its a way for us to micro-farm, if you want or urban homesteading there are a lot of words for it, Ms. Caminos says. Its a way to take back control of the food we eat. Backyard barnyardSometimes, however, taking control has to be done furtively. Livestock, which is often just one aspect of the grow-your-own eaters strategy to control what they and their families consume, is contraband. In many areas, an egg-laying chicken in the backyard can produce hefty fines if discovered by code enforcement officials. In a Cape Coral neighborhood, Rachell Skerlec and her family grow their own vegetables and collect honey from their beehives. And they keep pet hens: Lu, Basil and Emilio, who lay some pretty tasty eggs as well. Keeping chickens in residential neighborhoods is not permitted in unincorporated Lee County (municipalities have their own rules), commissioners decided in August. Ms. Skerlec and Ms. Caminos, however, have helped form Backyard Chickens of Lee County to change that. A handful of members and their children met at a Perkins restaurant last week to sign a petition and begin the push to make keeping chickens in residential areas an option for families such as theirs. Keeping chickens is allowed (with restrictions or special permits) in many cities, including Sarasota, Tampa and New York City. Some suburban farmers raise fowl for their meat, including one Lee County woman (unrelated to the Backyard Chicken group) who every day tends to quail (and some rabbits) in backyard pens. She chose not to give her name for fear of drawing attention. Its not an easy thing to kill your own food, she says. We take it seriously. We also know the animals have the best possible life and best possible death.Gardens redux Many readers will recall First Lady Eleanor Roosevelts famous Victory Gardens, an initiative that urged people to grow their own food as the country weaned itself from war and the Great Depression. Her modern counterpart, Hillary Clinton, had a garden on the White House rooftop, suggestive of farming in the most urban settings. Current First Lady Michelle Obama also champions backyard gardening with a sizable vegetable patch on the White House lawn. Larger underlying issues of health, economics and the environment might have created the latest push toward farming closer to town, suggests Robert Halman, Collier County agriculture agent for the University of Florida/IFAS extension. I probably get at least one call a week on either starting a community garden or doing some type of backyard gardening or sustainable gardening, Mr. Halman says. Its picked up, especially since the downturn in the economy. People are trying to save more money. At the same time, theyre trying to figure out where their food comes from. They just want to grow their own food. Backyard farming is certainly not unique, historically, admits Mark Anderson, CEO of Benchmark General Contractors and an avid backyard gardener who is happy to see this common-sense feature of American life coming back. Mr. Anderson suggests urban vegetables gardens make just as much sense now as they did decades ago, before falling out of fashion in the wake of cheaply processed foods and the rise of fast-food giants. Where we historically were at with our land use and lifestyle was the unique part we were totally out of touch as consumers. Now were back to where weve been, which is a good place to be. And as a builder, he favors sustainable developments that include deliberately designed space for gardens, in both residential and commercial settings. That includes not just backyard gardens but urban community gardens ones that taste great and look good, too in places like empty lots. Its pretty easy to do, he says.Community gardeners Like Mr. Thursby of Golden Gate City, Bob Prier, who lives just of U.S. 41 in Port Charlotte, has cultivated a vegetable garden that produces enough for his neighbors to enjoy as well. I used to joke that Ive become a little more efficient and proficient, that Id like to produce enough vegetables for my block here, says Mr. Prier, whose seasonal abundance consists of a wide variety of produce, including his musthave favorite: sweet corn. But thats a lofty goal. Well see how it goes. In other places, sharing agricultural space is becoming a reality. A new community garden at the South GARDENINGFrom page 1 RACHELL SKERLEC / COURTESY PHOTOThree of the happiest hand-fed, free-range chickens in suburban Southest Florida: Lu, Basil and Emilio (in the background). EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYDianna Caminos homemade display is a sure sign of pride in the familys vegetable garden. >> Here are some of the upcoming classes at Heartland Gardens. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6: Composting 104 Build a Pile. Composting is the basis for growing more and better quality vegetables. Students must bring a 5-gallon bucket of green material such as grass clippings, weeds and non-meat kitchen scraps. $10 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12: Mushrooms 101 Growing Gourmet. Come away with the know-how to cultivate your very own mushroom log. Every participant leaves with an inoculated log. $30 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20: Herbs 101 Build your Herb Box. Every student receives a fully stocked herb box complete with fertilizer, medicinal and cooking applications and full care instructions. $50 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan.15 through April 22: Grow Your Food. From seed to harvest, this comprehensive course will teach you how to organically grow your own food in Southwest Florida. Everyone shares the harvest of an array of crops grown in class. This class teaches a form of bio-intensive mini-farming which is sustainable and can yield as much as 300 pounds of food per 100 square feet. Course website: http://growyourfood.weebly. com. $125 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb.1219: The Permaculture Design Certi cation Course. Attention all landscape professionals, builders, contractors, ecologists, gardeners, city planners. Do you want to make real changes in the economic terrain? Do you want to appeal to your supporters with edible landscapes and a truly self-sustainable food system? This invaluable intensive course is for you. Learn how to create self-sustaining and whole living systems around dwellings, towns and cities. Improve your local economy and increase nutritional wellness by bringing accessibility to whole organics fruits and vegetables. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 NEWS A9 30THANNIVERSARYLIMITEDMEMBERSHIPOFFERINGTWOARTHURHILLSDESIGNEDCHAMPIONSHIPGOLFCOURSESMEMBEROWNED/DEBTFREE53,000 SQ. FT. CLUBHOUSEFIVE-STARDINING13 HAR-TRUTENNISCOURTSFITNESSCENTER& SPAFRIENDLYMEMBERS!QUAILCREEKCOUNTRYCLUB...EVERYTHINGACOUNTRYCLUBSHOULDBE! CONTACT JOAN BILSON (239) 597-2831 WWW.QUAILCREEKCC.COM County Regional Park in Punta Gorda should open in about a month. People can buy a 3-by-10-foot bed and grow their own vegetables there for $10 a year ($20 for a plot thats twice as long). Weve put a tremendous amount of sweat equity into this, says Nancy Prafke, CEO of Team Punta Gorda, which worked with Charlotte County Community Services to make the garden a reality. In Fort Myers, Andrea Guerrero, founder of the nonprofit Heartland Gardens, has a similar goal. Her mission is to create 500 local, food-producing gardens on vacant lots or wherever ornamental landscaping would be more traditional. These will be gardens that look as good as they taste. What it comes down to is creating an edible landscape, Mr. Guerrero says. If youre going to landscape your home, youre looking to beautify it, right? Why not make it beautiful and edible? She points to the larger community health benefits of growing your own food, the preservation of fossil fuels it entails and the economic benefits. Mr. Anderson let Ms. Guerrero her use a 1-acre space on one of his properties to create a scenic and edible garden in the shape of a labyrinth. Ms. Guerrero says she plans to talk about this with other builders and landscapers to help explain a new way of looking at their work, based on the idea of permaculture. A permaculture certification course Heartland Gardens hosts in February will be directed toward the areas professional builders, landscapers, gardeners and city planners. Its not just about the food and the farm, but an entire system together that provides a living system, sustainable throughout the roughest type of economic pressure, she says. Its really about longevity.Beautiful and edibleSara Fitzpatrick Comito and her young backyard helper, 10-year-old Rhys, spend many evenings and weekends getting their hands dirty together. Its nice family time, says Ms. Comito, a poet and freelance journalist. Rhys and I have had some deep conversations doing worm compost. John Comito says dinnertime conversation often goes something like this: Honey, go get me some basil. I need a little rosemary, too, and a little thyme and oregano. Were making a pizza. Hes not talking about dry herbs from a jar bought months ago at the grocery store; these are fresh, just steps out the back or front door. In the front yard, the Comitos landscaping includes a patch of sweet potatoes with heart-shaped leaves, a burgeoning blackberry bramble, mint and basil, all mixed with ornamental plants like bromeliads into a seamless landscape. In the back, jicama a root vegetable with an apple-like flavor thats popular in salads and made into a beverage grows along the fence like ivy. For watering their crops, the family harvests rainwater from a rooftop gutter into a 55-gallon barrel that has a spout at the bottom like a keg. A similar barrel stationed by the airconditioning unit is rigged to catch the condensation that builds up there. Once we turned the A/C on this season it only took a couple of days (to fill up), Ms. Comito says about the barrel. Like the Skerlec and Caminos families, the Comitos are just getting their fall produce started. Squash, lettuce and tomatoes are on the menu. Weve worked the soil for three or four seasons now, and were still learning, Mr. Comito says, a farmer in his field, surveying his seedlings while savoring a beer at the end of the day. Even the familys two well-fed cats are appropriately named, Parsnip and Oshinko. You, too, can be a city farmerSantiago De Choch addressed a crowd of more than 100 people on a hot Saturday morning at the GreenMarket at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers. They had come to hear him talk about growing vegetables in tight spaces in a residential neighborhood, with or without a yard, and cheaply. This is one way, not the way, said Mr. De Choch (pronounced coach), the market manager, as people took scrupulous notes and listened carefully. He explained how to plant seedlings in small containers you plant more than you need to ensure germination and then trim back the excess later then move them to 6-inch pots and later to a raised bed in the yard, or to a windowsill planter, or wherever. Make sure to poke holes in the bottoms of the containers (reuse plastic ones if you want) for drainage. He demonstrated different vegetables and succulents that can thrive in a windowsill or on the lanai: carrots, garlic, onion, radicchio, lettuces and peppers. These are not the big, shiny supermarket variety, he warned; but they are delicious. Getting the right amount of sunlight keeps them healthy, he added, as does watering every single day, (like) a gentle rain. Southwest Florida soil is famously lousy, full of sand. Mr. De Choch uses his own special supplemental growing medium that includes lots of very cheap soil as a base, with worm castings and a bit of something peatier. He and his daughter, who helped him with the GreenMarket presentation, used a special high-tech tool, perhaps an old coffee-table leg, to stir up the dirt mixture in a wheelbarrow. He offered tips such as: If youre growing lemongrass, it gets huge, so its going to need some extra root space. Everglades tomato plants also grow extensive root systems, he cautioned. Mulch is a common method of weed control in organic gardens. A way to control bugs is mixing either cheap white vinegar or crushed red pepper flakes or dish soap with water and spraying the plants. This is not a kill-all solution, like chemicals, he said. But its organic and it helps. He held up some green peppers in a pot. This is what you can have, even in your lanai, he said. I am a fan of peppers. They keep producing. They last years. Cayenne, green peppers, all those guys. An older couple walked up to the edge of the crowd, drawn by Mr. De Chochs enthusiasm. Whats he selling? the woman asked, a question directed at perhaps herself, her companion or anyone in the vicinity. Just a vision of suburban agriculture. EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe author made some quail eggs for breakfast and can attest to their excellent flavor.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Chamber to honor public servants at Wake Up NaplesThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Distinguished Public Service Awards during a special Wake Up Naples meeting beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Hilton Naples. Awards will be presented to members of Collier Countys law enforcement, fire services and EMS forces. Cost is $20 for chamber members in advance, $25 for non-members and everyone at the door. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org/events.Golden Gate City hosts Columbus Day ParadeThe Knights of Columbus present the 14th annual Columbus Day Parade 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 jeffsill@comcast.net or christopherkehl@yahoo.com. Not to worry if you mis sed the f irst three sold-out luncheons at Bamboo Caf French Home Cooking for Dream Houses: Historic Beach Homes & Cottages of Naples. A fourth luncheon is set for noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, with the books author/ interior designer and photographer, Joie Wilson and Penny Taylor, respectively. Published by University Press of Florida, a not-for-profit university press, Dream Houses celebrates the stories of homeowners who have restored their historic beach cottages in Old Naples. The book sold out its entire first printing in eight weeks and is featured in the October 2011 Ladies Home Journal as a top pick by best-selling author and Naples resident Janet Evanovich. Books will be available for purchase ($45) and for signing by the author and photographer at the luncheon. Cost is of the luncheon is $25 per person. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Call Bamboo Caf at 643-6177 or visit www.BambooCafe-Naples.com. The restaurant is at 755 12th Ave. S. at Crayton Cove in Old Naples. Caf offers another chance for lunch with Dream Houses author, photographer COURTESY PHOTO

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 NEWS A17 DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIC SURGEON BOARD CERTIFIED: AMERICAN BOARD OF LOWER EXTREMITY SURGEONS NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe Best just got Better. Introducing Bonita Springs Florida WeeklyDebuting November 3, 2011For Advertising information contact Publisher Melissa Taylor at mtaylor@floridaweekly.com or call 239.325.1960FORT MYERS NAPLES CHARLOTTE COUNTY PALM BEACH GARDENS AND NOWBONITA SPRINGS OUTDOORS of fallen trees, which can be in plain sight or hidden beneath several feet of water.The combination of calm combined with intense alertness is intoxicating and illuminating. It comes as a welcome relief from the incessant irritations of deadlines and mundane activities that I encounter on a daily basis.Go with a proMy most recent foray into the Fak was a photo eco safari with accomplished nature photographer Rick Cruz, who has 20 years of experience photographing the rare orchids and landscapes of Floridas western Everglades. Mr. Cruz was leading this trip for several professional photographers attending the Florida Outdoor Writers Association annual conference that was held this year in Naples. Participants were expected to have a good command of their camera equipment. Mr. Cruz pointed out rare plants, some so tiny and camouflaged they would have easily been overlooked by the uninitiated, along with interesting textures in tree bark and other material, opportunistic lighting situations and interesting angles for composition. Among the many species we spied were the whisk fern, a living fossil from the time before the dinosaurs; the tiny jingle bell orchid; and the rare ghost orchid, a leafless epiphyte that grows on tree trunks and is nearly impossible to spot when not displaying its white, showy blossoms. In addition to his professional photography, Rick offers eco tours that include the photo safari along with swamp walks, hikes and paddling trips through his company, Rick Cruz Expeditions. Its always a good idea for newcomers to the swamp to sign on for guided adventures with experienced leaders like Mr. Cruz, or to take advantage of the ranger-led expeditions offered by Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park during the winter months. Not only will you not have to worry about getting lost, youll benefit from knowledgeable expedition leaders who can point out the many fascinating plants, animals and mysteries of one of the worlds most unique and memorable places. JoNell Modys is the public relations and communications manager with the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau.Register for Rookery Bay adventureRegistration opened 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.rook erybay.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 susan@upacreekkayak.com. Field trips into Florida panther territoryThe first annual Florida Panther Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 29, at North Collier Regional Park will shed light on the plight of the Florida panther through interactive activities about the endangered cats life and habitat. Activities include presentations by panther biologists, interactive walks, fun and educational activities for children, livestock pen demonstration, bluegrass music, food vendors, information from various conservation agencies and organizations in panther territory, and much more. Admission is free. In conjunction with the festival, a variety of field trips are being offered Friday, Oct. 28, into areas where panthers roam. Field trip choices include a guided swamp buggy tour and hike at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, a bird rookery swamp trail hike at the CREW Land & Water Trust, an extensive swamp buggy ride through Big Cypress National Preserve, a guided tour of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and guided bicycle tours through Picayune Strand State Forest and Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Registration is required, and fees apply. For more information on the field trips and registration, visit www.Florida PantherFestival.com, or call 353-8442, ext. 229. A pond apple tree evokes thoughts of The Wizard of Oz.

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239.948.PUCK (7825) www.floridaeverblades.com Select Plans: 10 or 20 games of your choice, same seat.Any Game, Any Time Plans: 10 or 20 ticket vouchers usable for any game.Breakaway Sports Pub opens at 5:30 before every game. Grab some dinner overlooking the ice! Purchase any full season ticket package and receive one large one topping pizza each month for twelve months. No substitutions or cash value. FREEPIZZAFOR A YEAR www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 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. 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 begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Collier Regional Park. To register 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 Naples North Rotary Club holds the Sunset & Suds 5K race on Friday, Nov. 11, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Da Ru Ma on Vanderbilt Beach Road and finishing on the beach at the Turtle Club. A beach party complete with steel drum band, beer and food will follow the race. Registration is $20 in advance and $25 on race day. All proceeds will benefit the Naples North Rotary Foundation. Sign up at www.raceit.com. For more information, call 250-5085. 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. 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. 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, beginning 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 registration and more information, contact the Gulf Coast Runners Association at www.gcrunner.org or call 642-0575. The 2012 Golden Gate Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society is set for the Golden Gate Community Center Friday and Saturday, April 27-28. Office colleagues, schoolmates, neighbors, friends and members of clubs and service organizations are forming teams to take turns walking the track. A kick-off party for the relay starts at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the community center. This years theme is Fairy Tales, Where Dreams Do Come True. For more information or to sign up a team, call the American Cancer Society at 261-0337, ext. 3861, or visit the Relay For Life of Golden Gate website at www. relayforlife.org/goldengatefl. WALK THE WALKS, RUN THE RACES

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If youre getting ready to buy furniture or home accessories now dont.Clive Daniel Home is opening in October and its well worth thewait!CLIVEDANIELHOME 2777 Tamiami Trail North, Naples 34013 239.261.home(4663)(In the former Robb & Stucky location)www.clivedaniel.com A20 WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 NO DESAPROVECHE LA OPORTUNIDAD DE REMODELAR SU COCINAWe Beat the BIG BOX Stores on Service & Price!1460 Golden Gate Parkway, #109 {By Costland Mall in Stoneys Plaza} NAPLES Kitchen Cabinet Blowout! All Wood Construction!7 Styles to Choose From...Call or come by for your FREE ESTIMATE239-213-222110x10 kitchen with all wood cabinets, granite countertops, installed $9,846*Sale price good through October, 2011. Available in seven different styles with 30 wall cabinets, level one granite with standard edge and 4 backsplash, installation with toe kick and fillers. $9,846* Turn Key KitchenCOME VISIT OUR SHOWROOM!SHOWROOM OPEN: Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-3 Sunday Closed Installation by Naples Property Pros Florida Certified Building Contractor: Lic. #CBC1250145 Florida Certified Home Inspector: Lic. #HI3937 Florida Certified Mold Assessor: Lic. #MRSA1600 Florida Certified Mold Remediator: Lic. #MRSR1733 SPECIAL OFFERExtended One More Month! FREE CONSULTATIONNo Recovery No Fees or CostsOut of Area Call 1-800-852-65853515 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 101 Cape Coral 1629 K. Street NW, Suite 300 Washington D.C.www.lawinfo.cc239-540-3333 INJURED William M. PowellPracticing Law in Florida for over 28 years. Former President Cape Coral Bar Association Former Cape Coral City Attorney. Serious Bodily Injury Medical Malpractice Hospital/Physician Errors Wrongful Death Trucking Accidents Auto, Motorcycle & Plane Nursing Home Paralysis Slip & Fall Failure to Diagnose Drunk Drivers Brain Damage Birth Defects Shoppes go to the dogsDoggie Day takes place from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. Shoppers can bring their pooches to the center at the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport Pulling roads for a canine costume fashion show and mini-trade show of local pet services and products. Proceeds from raffle ticket sales will benefit Collier County Domestic Animal Services and Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue. For more information, call 594-5000 or e-mail events@shopvanderbilt.com. Late-night paddling, stretching on the beachThe Leapfrog Community and lululemon athletica present free paddleboarding and beach yoga under the full moon Saturday, Oct. 8, on the beach at Eighth Avenue South. Basic paddleboarding instruction will take place from 9-10:30 p.m., with paddleboards provided by Windstalkers/Naples Paddleboarding, True Blue Water Sports, Mindy Quincy and the International Man of Adventure. Beginning at 11 p.m., an hour of yoga will be led by Sara Mueller of Bala Vinyasa Yoga. Afterward, everyone is invited to wind down at Caf Lurcat on Fifth Avenue South. For more information, e-mail coach@leapfrogrunning.com or find Leapfrog Fitness Community on Facebook.

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If you worry that great quality, great style and great service always cost too much dont.The best destination for home style, quality and exceptional value opens in October dontmiss it!CLIVEDANIELHOME 2777 Tamiami Trail North, Naples 34013 239.261.home(4663)(In the former Robb & Stucky location)www.clivedaniel.com The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by like us on facebookNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 NEWS A21 Women 40 and over are encouraged to get screened annually. Some risk factors for breast cancer include: age, weight, diet and mammogram screening. Wo m me n 40 and o ve fa ct or s f me n 40and o v $7900*mammogram screeningCall today to schedule your appointment. PhysiciansRegional.com Healthy aging is a hot topic everywhere. Whether youre concerned about weight gain, sex drive or chronic diseases, the key to healthy aging is a healthy lifestyle. Its never too late to make healthier lifestyle choices. And its not too late to sign up for classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academy in Naples and Fort Myers that will help point you in a healthy direction. Heres whats coming up: Self-hypnosis for Health and Wellness Boost your immune system, deal with insomnia, weight gain, smoking, and more. The Naples Center: 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 and 17 Remembering What Not to Forget Spending too much time looking for your keys? Do names escape you? Having trouble finding the word you want? This single session will offer effective, easy and practical techniques to improve your memory. The Naples Center: 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Understanding Health Care Insurance This series is designed to inform those who would like to understand the underlying dynamics in health insurance. The Naples Center: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8 and 15 Change Your Mind to Control Your Weight Many of us have lost touch with natural hunger and satiety signals, and we overeat in response to emotional and external cues. Retrain your brain to think and behave differently, learn practical strategies to reduce eating and utilize your bodys natural instincts. The Naples Center: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 31. Understanding Health Care Insurance Learn the underlying dynamics of health insurance. The Naples Center: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8 and 15 The Naples Center: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 31 The Naples Center of the Renaissance Academy is at 1010 Fifth Ave. S. For registration and more information, including a complete schedule of lifelong learning classes offered this fall at the Renaissance Academy, call John Guerra at 434-4838, e-mail jguerra@fgcu.edu or visit www.fgcu.edu/racademy. Its never too late to learn about healthy aging

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Two professionals whose careers have had a profoundly positive effect on NCH are no longer part of our health-care family.Susan Wolff migrated from banking to a uniquely successful career in health-care information technology. Brian Settle started in health care and rose through the ranks to lead human resources at NCH for more than a decade. The departures of Ms. Wolff and Mr. Settle are bittersweet. We are delighted that both are excited about life after NCH, but sad to see them go. Both have accomplished much during their long tenures with us. Over the past 22 years, among many other achievements, Ms. Wolff spearheaded our migration to a highly integrated health-care system. Thanks largely to her efforts, NCH will be receiving government support for meaningful use of the electronic health record this year. We have already attained designation as level 6 on a scale of 7 from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, which places us among the top 200 systems in America.Susan also has had much to do with our successful partnership with Cerner Corp., our information technology provider, as we forged a widely admired partnership model. She also assisted Moorings Park and the Neighborhood Health Clinic with information technology efforts.Mr. Settle has been a steadying influence during often-hectic times over these past 11 years at NCH, and has served in the health care human resources profession for 32 years. He has been a board member of the Naples Area Chamber of Commerce and president of the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. The NCH school nurse program has flourished due to Mr. Settles steadfast support. He has also been instrumental in the growth and development of the Bears Den Daycare Program. He was a leader in our partnership with 400 Anchor Health Group employees, and he has worked tirelessly to improve our health plan so that all of us can realize better outcomes. This health plan has already saved lives by encouraging early detection of potentially fatal conditions and changing the course of many chronic illnesses for our colleagues and families. Filling the shoes of these two outstanding colleagues will not be easy, but we are actively recruiting. We owe Ms. Wolff and Mr. Settle a large debt of gratitude. Please join me in wishing both of them the very best of times as they begin new chapters in their lives.And a welcomeAs we say goodbye to Ms. Wolff and Mr. Settle, we welcome Zach Bostock as Chief Administrative Officer for the NCH Healthcare Group, responsible for developing our 67-physician and 20-nurse practitioner and physician assistant practice. Mr. Bostock joins us from Louisville, Ky., where he served as COO of a 300-physician integrated practice. The addition of Mr. Bostock to our administrative staff is emblematic of the fact that NCH continues to grow and prosper and add superior talent, even as some of our longstanding contributors retire. That we continue to serve our community with the highest quality of health care is a reality that will never change. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYIf youre looking to boost your heart health, the American Heart Association, Southwest Florida Division, has a challenge for you. As part of the BetterU Challenge, AHA wants to recognize teams of individuals making healthful changes that positively impact the quality of their life and improve their overall wellness. The two teams that make the most significant changes to their lifestyles will receive tickets to the AHA 2012 Go Red For Women luncheon. The event takes place Wednesday, May 23, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. Heres how to step up to the challenge: Step 1: Get a group of five women together. Teams can join up until Saturday, Oct. 22; the challenge ends Saturday, Jan. 14. Step 2: Visit www.GoRedForWomen.org to sign up and connect with like-minded people who are committed to making healthier choices every day. Step 3: E-mail Monica.Seif@heart.org with BetterU Challenge in the subject line. Step 4: You will receive a nomination form to be submitted at the end of your challenge, an exercise band and workout kit and a voucher good toward a Lee Memorial Health Systems clinic visit to Know Your Numbers. Step 5: Submit your team nomination form once you have completed your 12 weeks in one of the following ways: e-mail to Monica.Seif@heart.org with BetterU Challenge in the subject line, or fax to 495-4919, attention Monica Seif. BetterU Challenge participants may rely on the numerous educational resources found online through the AHAs Go Red For Women initiative, including the Go Red BetterU. This free 12-week online program provides guidance to transform overall health through small, simple choices. Ignoring fad diets and new exercise trends, Go Red BetterU focuses on the skills and information that help todays busy women lead their own lives, only better. Powered by the science of the AHA and sponsored locally by Arthrex and Lee Memorial Health System, the Go Red BetterU program provides different tools, tips and information that, when followed, will add up to a complete heart makeover, including: 12 weeks of step-by-step guidance on becoming healthy; A coaching tool that keeps you connected at all times and on track with your program. Place it anywhere: your desktop, iGoogle or blog. 365 daily tips from our expert coaches on nutrition, stress, physical activity and more. Longand short-term goal setting to provide motivation. Journaling capabilities for tracking achievements. The BetterU Challenge is sponsored locally by Arthrex and Lee Memorial Health Systems. The Go Red For Women campaign is nationally sponsored by Macys and Merck. For more information, visit www. GoRedForWomen.org or call (888) MY-HEART (6943278). HEALTHY LIVINGTake the BetterU ChallengeAmerican Heart Association promotes healthy choices TO YOUR HEALTH Focus on a career in ophthalmologyThose who are interested in a career in ophthalmology and optometry can enroll in a new program coming to Edison State College-Collier Campus in January. Registration is underway for the 16-week ophthalmology assistant course. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. Classes will meet on Saturdays from Jan. 14 through May 5. To register or for more information, call 7323128 or visit www.edison.edu/collier/ce. Free seminars coming upPhysicians Regional Healthcare System present the following free seminars at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge: Robotic Hip and Knee Surgery, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11: Orthopedic surgeon Jon Dounchis will discuss advances in treating knee pain for people with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis, including MAKOplasty joint resurfacing. Skin Cancer: What You Should Know, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12: Dermatologist Robert Tomsick will discuss various skin cancers and treatments, including Mohs surgery. The hospital is at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. The seminars are free, but reservations are required. Call 348-4180 or visit www.physiciansregional. com.Avow hosts son of hospice pioneerAvow Hospice welcomes Ken Ross, son of Hospice pioneer the late Dr. Elisabeth KublerRoss, 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.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.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. si ca ha fo ti v NCHltfhlth f allenWEISS allen.weiss@nchmd.org STRAIGHT TALKWishing longtime colleagues well, welcoming a newcomer

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 A23 Physicians Regional opens Pine Ridge pharmacyPhysicians Regional Medical Group has opened its first full-service community pharmacy, an addition to Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge on the hospital campus at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. Patients upon discharge no longer have to commute to another pharmacy and wait for their prescriptions to be filled; mail service also is available at no additional charge. The pharmacy also functions as an extension of the hospital and the physicians offices. The pharmacist can quickly contact a patients doctor should there be a question with the medication prescribed and the pharmacy staff can contact patients if there are insurance authorization issues or potential interactions between medications. Physicians Regional Medical Group Pharmacy accepts most major prescription insurance plans and Medicare Part D. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MondayFriday. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYIndividuals with varicose or spider veins stop wearing shorts because they dont like the way their legs look and often suffer quietly in pain. But there are several treatment options that can relieve symptoms and help sufferers feel better about their appearance. Spider veins are very small blood vessels below the skins surface that when damaged can form webs of blue, purple or red veins. Though they rarely cause serious symptoms, spider veins are visible. Varicose veins occur when vein damage causes blood to flow in the wrong direction. Blood then pools in the veins, causing them to swell. Most common in the legs, varicose veins are associated with aching, fatigue and itching. The veins also can bulge, twist and stand out visibly. Although risk factors of age, gender and family history can make spider and varicose veins more likely to form, physical inactivity is a primary cause, according to Dr. Richard Gelb, a cardiovascular specialist with Physicians Regional Healthcare System. The less active you are, the more likely you are to get varicose veins, he says. Research also has shown that women are three times as likely to develop problem veins as men, and the condition worsens with each pregnancy. A recent study of 405 women showed that women who have had one pregnancy accounted for 13 percent of such cases; women with two pregnancies accounted for 30 percent; and women with three or more pregnancies accounted for 57 percent of such cases. Varicose veins are a progressive disease and do not get better by themselves, Dr. Gelb says. But there are a few things sufferers can do to reduce symptoms and help buy time before surgery is required. He recommends regular exercise such as walking or bicycle riding at least 30 minutes most days of the week. Compression therapy can also help reduce symptoms by mechanically compressing the legs with prescription leg stockings. Elevation of legs can also help by helping blood flow back to the heart. But such self-care treatments only delay the need for a more permanent solution, Dr. Gelb adds. The main treatment option for spider and certain varicose veins is a procedure known as sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a chemical into a problem vein. It is often painless, and patients typically can go home the same day. Another option is endovenous ablation, an outpatient procedure in which the problem veins are destroyed and removed, after which blood then reroutes through other veins. Less invasive than stripping surgery, endovenous ablation involves only needle punctures, not incisions. Patients can go home within a few hours of the procedure and resume their normal activities. Dr. Gelb and his fellow physicians perform these procedures at at The Vein Center, an outpatient center that opened earlier this year on the campus of Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Physicians Regional Healthcare System is comprised of two premier hospitals in Collier County with 201 private rooms, an affiliated multi-specialty physician group and a medical staff of more than 300 physicians. New options for treating spider and varicose veinsGelb

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Take your career to the next level through the power of our Bachelors Degrees, Associates Degrees or professional certi cate programs. Challenge yourself and inspire your dreams with classes on campus or online. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Here are some programs and promotions going on around town as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 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, 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. Shop, Share, Support10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12Waterside Shops Shop all day and take your receipts to the mall management office to be tallied. A portion of the days sales up to $5,000 will be donated to Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support In., and youll get a breast cancer awareness gift in thanks. Info: 4174600 or www.bbbcsi.org. 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.putonyourpinkbra.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: Info: 9360382 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. 19Physicians 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 womensupportingwomen.naples@ gmail.com. Dive Wine Away Wednesday5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 Flemings, 8985 Tamiami Trail N. Get your pink on and enjoy fall fashions and more to benefit the American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Info: 598-2424 or www.putonyourpinkbra.com/naples.Key to the CureOct. 20-23Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside ShopsShop all weekend and know that a portion of your purchases will be donated to Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc. Saks will donate 100 percent of sales of the limited edition Key to the Cure T-shirt designed by Bllie Tahari to the cause. Info: 4174600 or www.bbbcsi.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, Southwest 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. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 The Village on Venetian BayGather pledges and step out for this noncompetitive walk to raise awareness and dollars to fight breast cancer. Pledges are dedicated to the American Cancer Societys research, education, patient support and advocacy programs to defeat the disease Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Info: 403-2204 or www.putonyourpinkbra.com/naples. BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS

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Free with a $20 Grocery OrderLa Brea Organ Whole Wheat BreadMust have coupon at time of purchase Free with a $30 Grocery OrderMeridian CabernetMust have coupon at time of purchase PET TALESClean and healthyWeekly bathing gets the thumbs-up from veterinary search BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickDogs are content to live in dog-smell heaven, a place where water is only for drinking or swimming and never has soap added. Sadly, from a canine point of view, we make the rules that dictate how often dogs must be bathed. But how often is that? Forget that old saw about every six months or even every year. Who wants to live with a stinky dog? New veterinary research shows that weekly bathing with an appropriate shampoo ask your veterinarian for a recommendation will not only keep your dog pleasant to be around, but will also minimize or even eliminate skin problems. So get ready: Were going to wash the dog! Before you start, brush your dog well. Mats and tangles, once wet, just get worse and will likely have to be cut out. So get them out of the way first. Let your brushed dog relax while you set up the proper equipment and fill the tub. A bath mat in the tub or sink will make your dog feel more comfortable by giving him something secure to stand on. Youll also need a spray nozzle. Some people rinse their dogs by pouring dirty bathwater back over them, but that defeats the purpose of bathing a dog (to get him clean), so use a nozzle. Set out your towels and some dogfriendly shampoo and conditioner where you can reach them. Right before the big plunge, put a pinch of cotton just inside your dogs ears to help keep the soap out (dont forget to remove the cotton afterward). Dont spare the words of love and encouragement. In working with dogs, a good attitude can go a long way, but a bad one can go even further. If your dog knows how much you hate bath time, how can he get a positive, or at least tolerable, opinion of the process? Keep your attitude high and dont let up on the praise. Lather up, rinse and repeat (the biggest mistake most people make is not rinsing well enough it makes the coat dull and flaky). Follow up with a conditioner or detangler if your pets coat needs either. Rinse throughly a final time. Hold a towel over your dog loosely while he shakes. Your dog can get more water off by shaking than you can by toweling. So let him have at it, and then finish the job by rubbing him dry when hes done. (Forced-air dog dryers start at less than $100 and can be a wonderful investment for a dog owner, especially those with long-haired pets.) Dont let your dog outside until hes dry, so he wont roll in something yucky and undo the work youve done. And what about felines? While cats especially shorthaired ones generally do a pretty good job of keeping themselves well-groomed, if you have an allergy sufferer in the house, a weekly bath (or just a rinse with clean water) will help to keep the allergen levels to more manageable levels. My cat gets a weekly bath because of my allergies. He doesnt like being bathed, but since I started him as a kitten he will tolerate it, more or less. The idea that a dog should go months between baths is as outdated as doing laundry in a washtub. Pets of the Week To adopt a petThis weeks pets are available for adoption from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Fees ($85 for dogs; $60 for cats) include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit the DAS shelter at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 252-7387 or www.colliergov.net/pets. >>Barlee is a beautiful, friendly and smart Labrador retriever mix. Shes about a year old and weighs 38 pounds. Shes good on her leash and likes people, cats and other dogs, too. >>Clyde is a handsome and sweet 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier mix. He weighs about 13 pounds, is good on his leash and also likes people, cats and other dogs. >>Jimmy is a domestic shorthair whos about 6 months old. He gets along with other cats and loves to curl up in peoples laps. >>Lady is a lovely, affectionate calico whos about 1 year old. Well-mannered and beautiful, she needs a forever home.

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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011New LeadershipLeadership Collier launches a new class, and more business events. B7-8 INSIDEThe Fools takeAggressive investors should consider this robotic surgical equipment company. B6 Follow the mapPlot your course for checking out area open houses. B18 Gulf Coast Venture Forum, in conjunction with Florida Venture Forum and the Tamiami Angel Fund, launches the 2011-12 season with a joint meeting of the Naples and Sarasota chapters on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Naples Grande Resort & Club. Registration and reception begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Capital Association, will discuss The Outlook for Venture Capital Investing, Regionally and Locally. Mr. Heesen has advocated for the venture capital industry, entrepreneurship and innovation for nearly two decades, first as NVCAs head of public policy and, since 1999, as the associations president. He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, a familiar and trusted source in news articles focusing on the venture industry and a recurrent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg Television. The investment climate is critical to the U.S. economy because long-term gains from economic stimulus come from investment, not consumption, says Timothy Cartwright, GCVF president. The mission of GCVF, he adds, is to put capital to work in innovative and entrepreneurial firms. The kick-off event is open to the public. Admission is $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Register at www.floridaventureforum.org. The Gulf Coast Venture Forum meets monthly October-May in Naples and Sarasota. Meetings in Naples are Nov. 11, Dec. 15, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 8, April 12 and May 10 in the clubhouse at Tiburon Golf Course. For information about membership requirements, visit www.gcvf.com. And watch for details about the 2012 Florida Venture Capital Conference coming to Naples in late January. Gulf Coast Venture Forum opens season with Naples eventSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYEnough already! Enough of the young and the restless, the married with kids, the married without kids, the youth culture and all it implies the 20-somethings, 30-somethings or 40-somethings. If you want to make money in the future with sure-bet businesses that is, if youre creative enough as an entrepreneur and insightful enough as a prognosticator of future wealth to seize the day look to the aging market, characterized by the deep human craving for both mental and physical health, along with contact, say the experts. By decades end, the complex and changing market of the 50to 90-somethings (broad as that may appear) is where the money will be in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. The more we can keep people healthy the better for society, both personally and economically, notes Dr. Allen Weiss, CEO and president of NCH Healthcare System. An intelligent and wide response to that market might not only resurrect the regional economy, but inspire an opulence many forecasters pessimistically ascribe only to the past. But it could be the future, again, says Jim Nathan, president and CEO of Lee Memorial Health Systems. We should be the laboratory for aging in the United States, but when people talk about economic development, I feel like there is so much being missed, he explains. When the economy turns around, our community will still be a retiree community and a service economy serving them. Its going to be huge here in only a few short years because all those baby boomers, slowed but not stopped by the Aging entrepreneurs likely to grow wealthy in a decadeGrowing wealthy gracefullyBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE GRACEFULLY, B4 COURTESY PHOTOThe Paddlers Club is just one of many activities for residents at Shell Point Retirement Community in South Fort Myers. The more we can keep people healthy, the better for society, both personally and economically. Dr. Allen Weiss, NCH Healthcare System

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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 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Conventional | FHA | VA | USDA | Florida Bond | Homepath If you are looking to purchase or re nance a home give us a call! MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE $1000 OFF YOUR CLOSING COSTS. THE OFFICES AT MERCATO 9128 STRADA PLACE #10106 NAPLES FL 34108 239-434-0300www.aemc.cc NMLS ID 167191 OH: MBMB.850023.000 FL: MLB0700103 KY: MC24222 IN: 15191 WE CONTROL THE PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH! MONEY & INVESTINGOperation Twist leads to instability among equitiesPossibly the first thing you are thinking is that this columns title is woefully wrong and that the rockin and rollin in equities has been caused by factors far beyond Operation Twist, the most recent of the Federal Reserves moves to help the U.S. economy. And you are right. To the fundamental analyst or investor, causative factors are assigned to a decline. These factors might include: weakening U.S. economic data, extremely severe problems to hold the EU together, recent reports that Chinas industrial sector has been slowing, and, as of last week, a major SEC investigation into the accounting of Chinese Internet stocks listed on U.S. exchanges. The litany could be a lot longer but you get the gist that the news has been B-A-D. Equity investors might be looking more and more like Nick Nolte on one of his bad hair days. It might be the time to take a different look at how to live the equity side of life differently. Maybe a new do is due. As oft written in this column, the sweet spot for U.S. equities was in the 1990s. There were many factors in our favor. Our currency was strong. Interest rates were falling so companies/ consumers were refinancing at lower rates. Big opportunities were realized in trade expansion. The governments (state and federal) and consumer had leverage capacity and had not reached their peaks. Although much of the U.S. industrial base had left our shores, the sucking sound of service jobs leaving the U.S. was barely audible. Almost all of that has changed. Now, low-, mediumand high-end service jobs have found cheaper pastures in countries where labor is paid, on the low end, 50 cents to $2 an hour and, on the high end, 20 percent of typical American wages. Federal, state and consumer groups all face severe restrictions on debt incurrence; austerity is the new buzz except for the Federal Reserve, for which the rule book has been thrown away. There are some positives. U.S. technology and telecoms advance, which fattened many a wallet but also translated into job cuts and outsourcing for the masses. So the environment for investing in the 1990s was entirely different from 2000-2011 and the serious money that has been made in 2000-2011 was not made in the same 1990 portfolios. (Except of course, Apple and Google.) The big talk now is whether the U.S. equity market (which, these days, looks more and more correlated with world markets) is in a bear market. Simply put, I do not think easy money is to be made on the long side of the U.S. equity market for the next several years. Hindsight is perfect and, sure, anyone can see that 2000-2011 has been net nowhere for most equity investors as gains disappear, then reapper, then disappear again. The future? I think more of the same. Maybe the current downdraft ends with Greece getting more money, the EFSF being signed by all of the EU, maybe Bernanke announces a full dosage QE3, and maybe we are off to another leg up in equities. But how long will the the leg up last? Three months? Then another wall? As I see it, equities will look like this for several years to come: rallies into seemingly insurmountable problems of deleveraging. So what can an equity investor do? Stay with the buy and hold managers/investment approach? I dont think so. Some might say, Well, you cant time the market. All the data says that if you miss the 10 to 20 biggest up days of the market, then you miss a large chunk of the markets advance. Thats true. But that retort is often given by managers who really dont have the capacity or interest or capability or desire to do anything other than sit on their investments once purchased. The standard 1 percent asset management fee is paid rain or shine. Buy and hold, market timing, or cash are not the only equity options. (Higher yielding stocks providing a floor is very much a viable strategy and is worthy of its own column.) Here are some suggestions and they are not original. These equity investing rules come from the founder of Investment Business Daily, William ONeil, from his book 4 Essential Lessons for Investment Success. Cut your losses on a stock at 8 percent below your buy pointso as to protect yourself against the possibility of much larger losses. Concentrate on a few high quality stocks. Theres no need to own 20 or more stocks. With $1,000,000 or less, you should own five or six. But you had better really know and manage the five or six. When purchasing a stock, only buy half of your desired position at the initial buy point, then buy a small amount more if the price rises 2 percent or 3 percent above your first Average up in price, never down. Now this is far from the complete list of ONeils dos and donts but some of these rules are foundational to his approach. I would not expect any institution to live by these rules as most dont have the interest, capacity, capability or desire to do so even if legally possible. But, if the bear is on, these and other risk and money management tools might be helpful in protecting your portfolio. As always recommended, talk to your advisers about the suitability of any of these ideas, consult several advisers for diversity in perspectives and seek the counsel of advisers in areas of specialization. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or jshowaltercfa@yahoo.com. r i l t i jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA jshowaltercfa@yahoo.com

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At such senior communities as Vi at Bentley Village or Aston Gardens in Naples, Ventura Lakes in Charlotte or Shell Point in Lee, the aging market is proving not just one market not from a business perspective but a variety of markets. At Shell Point Retirement Community, for example, where the minimum age is 60 and almost every kind of living arrangement is available, managers have been refining their approach for decades, says Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications for the 2,300 resident community. Build-out at Shell Point will be about 4,000, with about 2,000 employees, which will hardly touch the horde thats coming, demographers suggest. Wellness is now defined in terms of seven areas, Ms. Schneider explains. And each could be a market for entrepreneurs. We think of wellness as including social relationships between self, friends and family; and as physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental. So as people age in place, as they go from 60 to 70 to 80 to 90 to 100, their physical and wellness needs dont change just because they have less stamina. We provide them opportunities to meet all of these needs. The idea is to play out the seven dimensions throughout the continuum of life in an appropriate way. There is a philosophic point entrepreneurs might consider, as well, Ms. Schneider suggests: that people of a certain age have not changed over time in many ways they arent different than their parents were. But their expectations have changed. If bowling or shuffleboard or golf were once part of the expectations of many for physical and even mental stimulation, now aging individuals might want to try skydiving, or kayaking, or studying the renaissance and then traveling, she says. Entrepreneurs should be prepared to address all of it. Aging services will develop new and innovative ways to provide babyboomers support, says Rita Southern, director of assisted living at Shell Point, where she manages 250 apartments with another 105 being added as a former hotel is converted to assisted living quarters. Many may desire to remain in their homes longer in the future, and I think entrepreneurs should look at How do we develop the kinds of technologies that will let that happen? she says. And how do we stay connected? Mr. Nathan agrees, and expands upon the notion that connection is key. Were a me generation with high expectations, high demand, he explains of baby boomers, noting that hes in the leading edge of that generation. And were going to expect a high degree of service. A lot of things are emerging with medical technology: instead of just lifelink, or a little b utton w orn around the neck or somebody who calls your home in the morning, were experimenting with high-tech and call centers that can read a lot of your body signs and warning signals. They can catch people before they have a heart attack or a stroke. Telemedicine, iPads, iPhones, visual technology getting cheaper and cheaper all of it will keep people in communication, and businesses that are supporting staying at home will be supporting communications. There are more intimate examples, too. Take the smart toilet, which can measure all kinds of vital signs, says Mr. Nathan. What do these products look like? How do they get marketed? We should be the lab. The most important responses by entrepreneurs to the new markets, ultimately, may be health initiatives that could prove to be worth fortunes to their creators, and offer significant help to society at large. The major way to do that is smoking cessation and controlling obesity, says Dr. Weiss, at NCH. About 61 percent of Floridians are now overweight or obese, and 19 percent still smoke. Were talking about something that will kill 50 percent of them. There are huge opportunities right now, and they arent limited just to baby-boomers, who will get here in greater numbers, but to all of us. Those who start to pursue such opportunities now, may look like geniuses of a sort wealthy geniuses, perhaps someday. Ten years from now, people will look back and see so many new products and services derivative of things we know today along with new things and theyll say, That was so easy, predicts Mr. Nathan. And most of us will wish wed thought of it, or done it. GRACEFULLYFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOEntrepreneurs who cater to active retirees stand to gain in the near future.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 THE MOTLEY FOOL As those who have lost their jobs will tell you, its critical to have an emergency fund. Fortunes can change quickly, via sudden job losses, costly car repairs, major illnesses and other disasters. The standard advice is to have three to six months worth of income stashed away in safe places, such as savings accounts, money market accounts, bonds and certificates of deposit (CDs). If you think it might take a long time to find a new job, consider stockpiling even more than that. You often wont earn a lot of interest on these types of accounts, but the money will be there when you need it. Bankrate. com can help you find the best available rates. Your emergency plan might feature some unconventional strategies, too. If you have little credit card debt, you might plan to charge emergency expenses on your credit card, up to a certain amount. 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Im North Americas top wallboard and joint-compound maker, and the worlds premier maker of suspended ceiling systems. I also make acoustical panels, cement board and other building materials. My brand names include Sheetrock, Fiberock, Durock, Donn, Auratone and L&W. I rake in about $3 billion annually and employ more than 10,000 people in more than 30 nations. I have more than 140 plants, mines, quarries, transport ships and other facilities globally. Who am I? (Answer: USG) for babies debuted in 1954. My brands include Tylenol, Neutrogena, ACUVUE, Lubriderm, Listerine, Sudafed, Motrin IB, Splenda, Stayfree and Reach. My drugs treat cancer, pain, infections, arthritis and much more. Who am I? Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize! enue is recurring, and is making up more and more of overall revenue lately (49 percent last quarter, up from 45 percent a year ago). MAKOplasty procedures performed have leapt 487 percent since the first quarter of 2009. The commercial installed base of RIO systems has grown from 20 to 86 since 2009. Profit margins have been growing, too. MAKO hasnt turned its red ink to black quite yet, and last quarters $18.6 million in revenue an 81.2 percent increase resulted in a $9.9 million net loss. MAKO is still a very small company, with a market cap of only $1.5 billion. Its competing against much larger rivals, one of which might eventually try to buy it. As long as MAKO keeps growing, revenue will take care of itself and net profitability will follow. Do you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Old Shares, New Shares y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y h e an d h t h y. In k its, s I 9 4 I al d o o f M n L u b M o a nd R cer, p a i much m Know th Foolish Triv entered into a The Executive Club of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and members of the Collier County Medical Society meet for wine and hors doeuvres from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 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. Cost is $5. 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 Bonita Springs Estero Chapter of the Womens Council of Realtors meets at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at The Club at Grandezza. Guest speaker Jerelyn Cobb, director of career services at John R. Wood Realtors, will discuss The Importance of a Business Plan. PNC Mortgage is the sponsor of the afternoon. Cost is $20. RSVP at www.wcrbonitaestero.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 4366100 or visit www.cbia.net. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its net Business After 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Harley Davidson of Naples, 3645 Gateway Lane. Cost is $5 in advance, $10 at the door for chamber members; $25 for non-members. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/ events. 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 free event is open to business owners and individuals in the local tourism industry. Attendance is limited to two individuals per organization, and reservations are required by Oct. 19. E-mail Pam Calore at pam.cclta@gmail.com. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds a networking lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 6, at C arrabbas on Bay Landing Drive. The event sponsor is Southwest Florida College. For reservation, call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. BUSINESS MEETINGS

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Kicking off the Leadership Collier Class of 2012NETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.VIP preview party at Seasons 52 1 Jeff Sonalia, Mike Abell, Amy Qunell and Ekkehard Grampp 2 Justin Land and JoNell Modys 3 Cyndee Woolley and Trista Meister 4 Clark Hill, Carole and Fred Nerone 5 Lisa Vinciguerra and Jeff Jerome 6 Libby McHugh and Tom White 1 2 3 6 5 4BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY a t S easons 5 2 1 George Miliotes, master sommelier, and Dick Sabatino 2 Michael and Kaleigh Grover 3 Krista and John Goede 4 Colleen and Kirk Kvetko wiht Joan and Joel Kessler 5 Christian Fikki 1 3 2 4 5GARRETTE ROCKLIFFE / COURTESY PHOTOS

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Embarq Florida Inc., d/b/a Centurylink, has leased 12,953 square feet of office space and 8,977 square feet of warehouse space at 3530 Kraft Road from Kraft Office Center LLC. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. and Matthew Stepan and Andrew DeSalvo of Premier Commercial Inc. negotiated the transaction. Insight to Health and Wellness Inc. has leased 991 square feet of retail space at the Shoppes at Naples Bay Resort, 1444 Fifth Ave. S., Suite A2-104, from NBR Shoppes LLC. Mike Concilla and Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Gail DArco, Katherine Arpin and Marissa Pendley have leased 1,414 square feet of office space at 3838 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 304, from HBK Naples Realty LLC. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Naples Aiki Ju Jitsu and Self Defense LLC has leased 1,693 square feet of retail space at 13020 Livingston Road, Unit 19, from Livingston and Pine Ridge LLC. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Hospitality Social has leased 3,511 square feet of office space at 6609 Willow Park Drive, Suite 100, from DMS Realty of Florida. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Lipid Labz Inc. has leased 1,063 square feet of industrial space at Davis Village, 2800 Davis Blvd, Suite 108, from Don and Joan Scioli. Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis and Todd Gridley of Prudential Florida Realty brokered the transaction. Serenity Massage has renewed its lease on 198 square feet at 1404 Goodlette Road from William and Joyce Boritz. Fred Kermani of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/ Naples brokered the transaction. U.S. Government has leased 12,215 square feet of office space at 2659 Professional Circle from Northbrooke Professional Village LLC. Craig Timmins and Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Quality Healthcare Inc., d/b/a Physicians Rehabilitation, has leased 2,100 square feet of retail space at 2828 Tamiami Trail N. from Chadwick Investments LP. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Xiu Xia Meng has leased 1,732 square feet of retail space at 12980 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 8, from Berland Investment. William Gonnering of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. REAL ESTATE BRIEFSTwinEagles adds Lennar Corp. to preferred buildersLennar Corp. has become a preferred builder at TwinEagles in Naples and has plans to break ground on a model home and several spec homes this fall. Home prices will begin in the high $400,000s and will include a pool and golf membership in the 36-hole TwinEagles Club. Lennar was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Miami.Resource center can help first-time homebuyers onlineColdwell Banker Real Estate has launched a new portal at www.coldwellbanker.com especially for first-time homebuyers. The First-Time Homebuyers Resource Center includes videos, articles and tools to answer questions and guide new homebuyers through the real estate search process. The new portal offers information about multiple ways to search and recommendations for similar properties. It also has video tips and advice about selecting a home, moving, renovating, decorating, identifying wish-list items versus musthave items for a first home and determining how much is affordable. According to the National Association of Realtors, first-time homebuyers accounted for half of all the real estate market home sales in 2010. A recent survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate found that 93 percent of first-time homebuyers said using online tools to find detailed information about homes was important to them. NAR reports the median age of new buyers in 2010 was 30, with a median income of $59,900. Of course, many of our first-time homebuyers are young couples or families looking for single-family homes, but our sales associates have also worked with first-time buyers who are single women and men, divorcees and retirees who just havent gone through the process of home buying, says Gerald Murphy, managing broker of the Coldwell Banker office in North Naples.The Coldwell Banker network reports that on average, new buyers are looking at 11 or more homes before making a decision. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFor the seventh time in 11 years, Mediterra Golf and Beach Club has been named Community of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association. This is also the second straight year that Mediterra has won the Sand Dollar Award for communities priced at $1 million and above. Since acquiring the remaining home sites and assuming sales and marketing responsibilities for Mediterra in December 2009, London Bay Homes has continued to invest heavily to communicate the benefits of the Mediterra lifestyle to affluent homebuyers. The member-owned community in North Naples off Livingston Road has recently added amenities including expanded outdoor dining, additional tennis courts and a new bocce area, all without any new assessment to its members. Mediterra also has two 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses, limited to just 225 members per 18 holes. Other amenities include a private beach club with dining and a second-story pool on the Gulf of Mexico, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse with two restaurants, a sports club with tennis, fitness and spa facilities, and more than eight miles of bicycle and walking paths connected to three community parks. At build out, the 1,700-acre master planned community will have no more than 950 homes and more than 1,000 acres dedicated to golf, parks and nature preserves. The CBIA Sand Dollar Awards are judged by home building experts from throughout Florida. Mark Wilson, president of London Bay Homes, accepted the awards for his company. He praises the members of Mediterras board of directors for their accomplishments in creating a financially strong club. In this economy, it is critically important to manage a clubs assets in a responsible manner, he says. London Bay is celebrating its 21st year building homes in many of the most exclusive neighborhoods and communities from Marco Island to Sarasota, with prices from the $500,000s to more than $10 million. REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B9WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 RECENT TRANSACTIONS Community of the Year:MediterraCBIA Sand Dollar Award goes to London Bay Homes neighborhood

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TAKE A NEW LOOK ATA winning offer from Stock Development. Unlimited Golf for $5,000 We invite you to rediscover Olde Cypress, one of Naples most prestigious private golf clubs, developed and managed by Stock Development, celebrating 10 years in Southwest Florida. For a limited time, Olde Cypress is oering Preview Golf Memberships. is family membership includes: Unlimited use of our P.B. Dye championship golf course through 12/31/12 36,000-square-foot Clubhouse Brand new 4,100-square-foot tness center Four Har-Tru tennis courts Exclusive members-only dining, social events and much more During the Preview Golf Membership program you can upgrade to a full Golf Membership and the initiation fee is waived. To nd out more about this limited-time oer from Olde Cypress, call (239) 593-7311 or email Melissa Shannehan at MShannehan@oldecypress.com.Olde CypressLuxury has found a home. www.oldecypress.com

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Developer of the YearBROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. SECOYA RESERVE DEVELOPED BY SECOYA, LLC AND BLACK BEAR RIDGE DEVELOPED BY BLACK BEAR RIDGE NAPLES, LLC MEMBER OF THE STOCK DEVELOPMENT FAMILY OF COMPANIES. THE RENDERINGS, DESIGNS AND OTHER DEPICTIONS MAY BE OF LOCATIONS OR ACTIVITIES NOT ON THE PROPERTY HOWEVER, ARE BASED ON CURRENT DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND ARE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ILLUSTRATION ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.FOR THE PURPOSE OF ILLUSTRATION ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Single family homes from $289,990.Located off Livingston Road on Veterans Memorial Blvd. approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road.239.514.1215 For a limited time with the purchase of a home at Black Bear Ridge or Secoya Reserve, RECEIVE $10,000 IN OPTIONS AND UPGRADES! Choose from dozens of designs for two to ve bedroom single-family homes, offered in both of these exclusive gated North Naples communities. Proudly presented by award-winning Stock Development, celebrating 10 years in Southwest Florida. In North Naples, only Stock gives you brand new construction with more value, more features and more choices than any other homebuilder. Come have a look! Single family homes from $299,990.Located on Vanderbilt Beach Road, east of I-75 and west of 951.239.514.2706StockDevelopment.com Come see our gorgeous model homes today. Open 10:00 AM 5:00 PM, 7 days a week. $10,000 IN OPTIONS & UPGRADES! QUALITY CONSTRUCTION!What buyers want LOCATION!

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Marquesa Royale to open in DecemberWCI Communities has selected Beasley and Henley Interior Design to create interiors for the new Marquesa Royale luxury penthouse condominium model at Tiburn in North Naples. The model is on target to open in December. The threebedroom residence has 2,900sf of airconditioned living space and will be offered for $929,665 as furnished.Management company expands to the gulf coastAssocia Gulf Coast has opened to provide community association management and developer service from Marco Island to Fort Myers. The Dallas-based parent company, Associa, has 140 branch offices in the United States and Mexico. Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 btnfrtbbttt !"#rbtnfrtrfrttttftfr btnttfrnrtrtntttbtntttrtrntrttrntrfrtt nn trtbnbtfttnrtbtttbtr rnrttttftt!tntfrnbtnbt t"#$$!ttt"%tnn&t'tttrtnnbtfnttr!tftntrtbnnt& "$%&'()%*+,)ff)-%+. *r/!"34r2tt678:;;t bt!# Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.net Beautiful location, spacious,excellent condition. Eat in Kitchen. Laundry in unit. St. Regis Club $99,900 (Naples) CHEAPER THAN RENTINGStunning 2 bedroom, ground unit. Granite, extra storage. 2-car garage. Clubhouse. Hawthornes at Lely $299,000 SELLER FINANCINGTownhouse oor plan w/extra half bath. New windows/sliders. Hurricane protection. Offered furnished. San Marco Villas $150,000 Tiburons Marquesa Royale

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41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open HousesOpen Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked18 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay blvd #702 $1,595,000 Premier SIR Brian Nelson 948-4000 19 OLD NAPLES GARDEN TERRACE 378 6th Street South #1 $1,595,000 Premier SIR Jerry Wachowicz 659-0099 1 additional listing: #2 $1,300,000 20 OLD NAPLES ISLA MAR 1006 5th Street South #503 $1,700,000 Premier SIR Ruth Trettis 434-2424 21 PELICAN MARSH MARSH LINKS 1728 Persimmon Drive $1,790,000 Premier SIR Terri Moellers 404-7887 22 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd., #1105 $1,895,000 Premier SIR Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 4 Additional Listings: #501 $1,425,000; #901 $1,595,000; #401 $1,399,000; #608 $765,000 >$2,000,000 23 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 $2,500,000 Premier SIR Call 239.514.5050 M-Sat: 10-5 & Sun: 12-5>$3,000,00024 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,350,000 Premier SIR Dave Renner 659-0099 25 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 Premier SIR Carol Steeves 434-2424 26 OLD NAPLES 137 North Lake Drive $3,450,000 Premier SIR Ruth Trettis 434-2424 27 OLD NAPLES 155 20th Ave S $3,995,000 Premier SIR Jan Martindale 434-2424 >$4,000,00028 OLD NAPLES 150 Gulf Shore Blvd. South $4,500,000 Premier SIR Kevin Rathburn 434-2424 >$6,000,000 29 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,950,000 Premier SIR Scott Pearson 434-2424>$11,000,00030 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 Premier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$400,0001 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 $400,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 M-Fri: 11-4 & Sat/Sun: 1-4 2 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place $400,000 Premier SIR Call 239.594.9400 M-Sat: 10-8 & Sun: 12-8>$500,0003 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive $500,000 Premier SIR Call 239.495.1105 M-Sat: 10-5 & Sun:12-5 4 PELICAN LANDING PELICANS NEST 4151 Pelicans Nest Drive $595,000 Premier SIR Stephanie/John Coburn/Pam Umscheid 948-4000>$600,000 5 BONITA BAY ESPERIA SOUTH 4951 Bonita Bay Blvd. #301 $599,000 Premier SIR Ginger Lickley 948-4000 2 additional listings: #2502 $1,075,000; #601 $658,000 6 PELICAN BAY ST. TROPEZ 5501 Heron Point Drive #504 $622,000 Premier SIR Dave Renner 659-0099>$700,0007 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way $799,000 Premier SIR Call 239.594.1700 M-Sat: 10-4 & Sun: 12-4>$800,0008 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1001 $895,000 Premier SIR Carol Johnson 948-4000 1 additional listing: #2101 $974,900>$1,000,0009 OLD NAPLES VILLAS TORINO 355 9th Avenue South #102 $1,125,000 Premier SIR Debra/Marty Mcdermott 564-4231 10 BONITA BAY AUGUSTA CREEK 26364 Augusta Creek Ct $1,149,000 Premier SIR Harriet Harnar 273-5443 11 OLD NAPLES GOLF DRIVE ESTATES 386 Golf Drive South $1,250,000 Premier SIR Linda Perry 261-6161 12 OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE OFF FIFTH 601 7th Avenue South #202 $1,299,000 Premier SIR Richard Culp 290-2200 13 PARK SHORE MERIDIAN CLUB 4901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #1403 $1,355,000 Premier SIR Pat Duggan 261-6161 14 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND 3848 Mahogany Bend Drive $1,450,000 Premier SIR Michelle Thomas 860-7176 15 ROYAL HARBOR 1891 Kingfish Rd $1,495,000 Premier SIR Michael Lawler 571-3939 16 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail $1,500,000 Premier SIR Call 239.261.3148 M-Sat: 9-5 & Sun: 12-5 17 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,500,000 Premier SIR Call 261.3148 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 21www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 6-12, 2011

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 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 Something to crow aboutSWF scribes compete for a seat at the Sanibel Writers Conference. C12 Artists Among UsSuzanne French Luker paints, sculpts what she wants to see. C3 Part drama, part comedy/50 takes a looks at cancer from both sides. C11 Getting anxious for the third annual Naples International Film Festival? Assuage the anticipation by joining the NIFF Film Society for a screening and discussion of Restless on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, at Silverspot Cinema. Its the last chance to enjoy an indie film and mingle with NIFF staff and film society members before the festival comes to town in November. The doors at Silverspot open at 6:30 p.m. for food and drink, and Restless begins at 7 p.m. The film from director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) is a powerful and emotional coming-ofage story about two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, who form a deep and lasting love. Annabel Cotton (Mia Wasikowska) and Enoch Brae (Henry Hopper) star as a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals. Together they encounter the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII. Produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, its been described as a take on friendship and young love thats as engaging and true as it is Restless leads up to Naples International Film FestivalSEE NIFF, C11 New, fresh, adventurousBetter than ever, the Ringling International Arts Festival on its way COURTESY OF SARAH SMALLBrooklyn Rider, a genre-defying string quartetPETER HALLWARD / COURTESY PHOTOInternationally acclaimed Irish step dancer Colin Dunne in Out of TimeBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com HE RINGLING INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL IS, hands down, the hippest, edgiest, most innovative festival in Southwest Florida. The only other way to see performances this creative is to hop on a plane and fly to New York City. RIAF presents performances that are new, fresh and unexpected and rarely, if ever, seen in this part of Florida. A creative collaboration between the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and New Yorks Baryshnikov Arts Center, the festival is now celebrating its third year. Originally planned as a biannual event, it was so successful in its first year that it immediately became an annual affair. And this year theyve added an extra day, so it runs Oct. 11-16. Its the ultimate buffet feast in performing arts. Attendees can choose among a variety of acts; most performances run for 60 minutes. (An exception: the highly original and experimental Wooster Group presents Hamlet, with a running time of 150 minutes.) In addition to the main acts (see schedule on page C5), the festival also presents jazz concerts at sunset and lectures and panels about the visual and performing arts. In ternat io na ll y Asphalt Orchestra, Fraulein Maria sure to delight.C4 >>inside:TURN TO C4 TSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________

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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 OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 I was at a dinner party recently where wine sat on the table and candles glowed in the dim light. This tart is delicious, one woman said. Where did you find the recipe? The hostess pointed to a bookcase beside the table. Inside one of those. The first woman scanned the shelf, eyeing the collection of culinary guides. Her gaze stopped near the middle of the row. Oh. My. God. she said. The woman stood and pulled a book from the shelf and held it aloft for everyone at the table to see. ,001 Ways to Please a Husband, she read. She sat back down and flipped through the opening pages. Published in 1958. She read the introduction in a theatrical voice. Scheherazade, the wife of a powerful Sultan, kept him amused and fascinated by her storytelling for a thousand and one nights, the book began. Scheherazade won the love of the mighty ruler by pleasing him; it was as simple as that. Todays bride, while hardly in equal peril Hardly in equal peril? the womans husband asked. Is this a cookbook or a survival guide? Let me finish, she said. Todays bride can please her husband in a thousand and one ways and keep not only herself, but her marriage alive. The book was organized into sections using diary entries from an imagery new bride, Jane. In her journal, Jane chronicles the menus that span her first year of marriage. She hosts her first cocktail party (menu: shrimp mold, avocado dip, tiny meatballs) and Saint Paddys day feast (corned beef and cabbage, of course). The diary entry that really raised the female hackles at the table came with the inauspicious title: My Japanese War Bride. Tonight I met my first Japanese war bride, the fictitious Jane writes. Her name in English is, believe it or not, Peach Blossom. Jane notices how P.B. never interrupts her husband. She responds with, Yes, Frank dear if he asks her something. When he raises a fresh cigarette to his lips, she runs to light it. All evening long, she looked at her lord and master adoringly, Jane writes. Shes joking, right? someone from across the table asked. I dont think so, the woman reading said. Listen to the next line: In retrospect, I realize now that P.B. did everything she could to build up her husbands male ego, whereas I did nothing but tear it down. We all cringed. The book styled itself as a cookbook, full of recipes and kitchen tips, but really it was a 1950s-era guide to marriage, with lessons on how to serve a man and how to behave. Young women of that period learned how to make a roast beef dinner for a menonly evening and then politely excuse themselves to their mother-inlaws (page 223), as well as how to hide their hurt when another woman called asking for their husband (page 78). People mourn the rise in the divorce rate over the last 50 years, the time since ,001 Ways was written. Perhaps women are partly to blame: Weve become less accommodating, less eager to serve. Weve learned that, unlike Scheherazade, our lives dont depend on pleasing men. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS1,001 ways to please a husband h h s b s artisHENDERSON sandydays@floridaweekly.com People mourn the rise in the divorce rate over the last 50 years ... Perhaps women are partly to blame: Weve become less accommodating, less eager to serve. s r e a e d h lf d P a r a t a ci B r

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 C3 ARTISTS AMONG US How long have you been an artist? Ive been painting about 50 years. How do you describe your art form? Landscapes primarily. Oil paints are my medium of choice due to their flexibility and sensual quality. The past few years, Ive also been sculpting and working in wax, fired clay, synthetic clay, wood, wire, plaster-cloth and found objects. The subject is almost always the female form or some animal form that I have rendered in bronze. Tell us about your style. In paint or in sculpture, my style ranges from impressionistic to expressionistic or even abstract. My work is always based on my reality of a subject prompted by a quick drawing of a scene or subject. In sculpture, I start drawing with a piece of wire. It took many years to leave the idea that I must create exactly what I see, instead of what I want to see. Where do you work, and what would we be surprised to find in your work area? I work in the studio my husband and I had built just behind our home. It has a very high ceiling, white walls, north light and lots of open space with a long covered work porch outside. My neighbors tell me it looks a little like a chapel! I keep my work area free of anything that does not relate to work just brushes, canvases, and bins of sculpture supplies and two big easels. You might be surprised to encounter the studio cat, General Mosby. Where can we see your work? I am represented by Rick Moore Fine Art, and he has a wide selection of my work on his website, www.rickmooregallery. com. I also participate in exhibits at The von Liebig Art Center and paint plein air every February for the Third on Canvas charity event. Where did you grow up? I was born in Rhode Island, and we moved to California when I was a toddler. A few years later we started moving as military dependents and lived in Texas and Oklahoma, as well in France and Italy. Living in Italy for three years in my early teen years became an important part of my interest in art, food, language and all things Italian. What did you want to be when you were growing up? I always knew I wanted to do something creative, but not necessarily as an artist. I loved building things and working on science projects for school. Drawing and painting were the last things I wanted to do. Then, my last year in college, I took several drawing and design classes required for my degree in home economics and that was that... I was hooked! How do you feel your art contributes to our community? I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for what I do with my clients as well as with people who see me outside painting. I hear myself going into teacher mode when people start asking questions. Outside of your art, what are you passionate about? My husband and I love to travel to Italy, where we met as teenagers. I go to paint and to practice the beautiful Italian language; he searches for fine wines, outdoor markets and great places for lunch or dinner. Here in Naples, I belong to two groups that study, speak, read and discuss our lives and families in Italian. What are you reading now? La Bella Lingua by Dianne Hale, where she tells of her love for Italian and the history of how the language developed. Im also reading Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas, a fascinating book that is making me question how we eat in todays world as influenced by the ways of our primal ancestors. What would you want to be if you werent an artist? I would love to be a buyer of food and wine for Costco. Which artist would you most like to have dinner with? Wolf Kahn. I met him briefly at one of his openings and then I went home and read one of his books about how he works and how he sees the landscape. I think it would be a fascinating to actually speak in depth with him because he uses color like no one else. Words of wisdom? Dont put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Favorite movies? Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and My Cousin Vinny. Education: Bachelors degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas; post-grad studies at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, D.C., and at Northern Virginia Community College. Website: www.suzannefrenchluker.com. Artists Among Us is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier County. The council promotes all the arts in Collier County and provides education in the arts for at-risk students. For more information and a calendar of arts and cultural events, call 263-8242 or visit www.CollierArts.com.Suzanne French Luker, painter COURTESY PHOTO www.janesnaples.comNATURAL & ORGANIC BREAKFAST, LUNCH & WEEKEND BRUNCH GLORIOUS PATIO & COURTYARD DINING 15% OFF WITH THIS AD. VALID UNTIL OCT. 201115% OFF WITH THIS AD. VALID UNTIL OCT. 2011Sunday Brunch! 8am-3pmNATURAL & ORGANIC BREAKFAST, LUNCH & WEEKEND BRUNCH GLORIOUS PATIO & COURTYARD DINING ALL DENTAL SERVICESWith This Ad. Expires 9/30/11 20% OFF

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L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Asphalt Orchestra is a unique marching band, and not just because it lacks a football team or school. As its name implies, it takes to the sidewalks and streets to perform. The group made its debut in the summer of 2009 in New York City as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. We basically ran an ambush flash mob there every night (for five nights), right before the mainstage and Mostly Mozart started, says Ken Thomson, the bands co-director and saxophone player. We wanted to bring all these crowds together, play some music they may not have heard before. The word spread, and people started turning up just to hear Asphalt Orchestra. It was such a successful run, they repeated it the next summer for another five nights. This avant-garde, 12-piece group likes to make big entrances, though admittedly, its virtually impossible for a marching band to be demure. The first night, Mr. Thomson says, we literally came out of the subway onto the plaza, while playing. The next year, we hailed a bunch of taxis and came out of them, one by one. The sousaphone player was standing on the corner, looking a little forlorn, looking for us. Asphalt Orchestra will perform at the Opening Night RIAF Block Party 2011, which takes place from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Tickets are $150 ($135 for Ringling Museum members). Mr. Thomson visited Sarasota in May. It was the first time Id seen the grounds at the Ringling, and I was blown away, he says. Its a really unusual venue, and I dont think well get the chance to perform in something quite like that, unless we go to Italy. The group customizes its performances to each space, he explains. Before every show, we go into the space and make a game plan and map out the show to that space, he explains, adding, Some of our best choreography is modular, so it works in multiples of space and we can fit it (into wherever we perform). Asphalt Orchestra is not your typical marching band, and neither is its repertoire. Forget about John Philip Sousa and military marching music. Asphalt Orchestra plays music by composers as diverse as Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus, Bjork and the Swedish metal band Meshuggah. Half its repertoire consists of music written specifically for the group. It has commissioned music from Yoko Ono, David Byrne and St. Vincent and Goran Bregovic, among others. Mr. Bregovic grew up playing rock music in Serbia, then transitioned into composing movie scores. He is one of the great Balkan composers who works in traditional Balkan melodies with his own personal style, Mr. Thomson says. We asked him to do a piece, and he hit it out of the ball park. He describes the resulting Champagne as the right balance of being deliberately technically tricky and also an amazing, fun piece to play. Its always a hit. There are some lyrics to that piece that we shout along with.Always about repertoireFrom the beginning, Asphalt Orchestra has been very repertoire-driven, Mr. Thomson says. We came at it wanting to do unusual music in public spaces. Along with Mr. Thomson on alto saxophone, the group consists of co-director Jessica Schmitz, who plays piccolo; Alex Hamlin, soprano saxophone; Peter Hess, tenor saxophone; Ben Holmes and Stephanie Richards, trumpet; Tim Vaughn and Jen Baker, trombone; Ken Bentley, sousaphone; Sunny Jain, snare drum; Nick Jenkins, bass drum; and Yuri Yamashita, quad toms. The orchestra developed at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival with musicians playing interesting and experimental music in the community of North Adams, Mass. We got the sense of how it was working and thought we might want to expand it into something bigger, a professional band with hotshot musicians the highest level of musicianship and performance, Mr. Thomson says. Susan Marshall and Mark DeChiazza choreograph their moves and determine how the band dresses. Its challenging to play complex music and move at the same time, Mr. Thomson says. Its important for us to interact with the audience as much as possible, so well force that interaction. Sometimes people will get out of the way. But sometimes they dont. We did a show in London and the audience members in this town square wanted to get up into our faces and dance right next to us, he says. I cant guarantee that will happen in Sarasota, but you never know. No two performances are the same. How do you solve a problem like Maria? By transforming the classic movie The Sound of Music into dance and casting not one, but three Marias one of them a male. Why three Marias? asks choreographer Doug Elkins. He answers his own question: Im interested in the emotional idea of Maria Maria-ness. Who is this person whos going to heal this family? And also, he adds, because everyone wants to be Maria. Mr. Elkins describes his dance, Fraulein Maria, as, for want of a better word, a deconstruction of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Julie Andrews/ Christopher Plummer soundtrack of The Sound of Music, (in the same spirit) that John Coltrane did his version of My Favorite Things. Its my take on The Sound of Music. He calls it a kind of odd dialogue with the audience a flip book of The Sound of Music as designed by Joseph Cornell. Im using it as a vessel, a kind of meditation on making something, he explains. Talking with Mr. Elkins is a deliciously non-linear experience; during the course of a conversation he references, among other things, French New Wave movies, the Old Testament book of Ruth, Jean Cocteau, the poet Charles Simic, graffiti tagging, Robert Rauschenbergs combines, Woody Allen, the Marx Brothers and the childrens book Stone Soup. His dance is equally as eclectic, combining, as a New York Dance and Performance Award cites, the worlds of downtown dance, Martha Graham, Willi Ninja, Balanchine, hip-hop, voguing, stepping, stomping, whirling Like the protagonist in Stone Soup, Mr. Elkins adds disparate things into the pot, until hes created something unique that pleases and delights. Its a meditation on art making, he Asphalt Orchestra: Taking it to the streetsFraulein Maria kicks up her heels Ringling International Arts Festival>> When: Oct. 11-16 >> Where: Various theaters and locations at the Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Drive, Sarasota >> Cost: $20-$50 per performance; opening night is $150 >> Info: (941) 360-7399, (800) 660-4278 or www.ringingartsfestival.org in the know BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com CONTINUED ON PAGE C5 STEPHANIE BERGER / COURTESY PHOTOThe Asphalt Orchestra THE RINGLING INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 Located at: Plundering Now PlayingPirates, Pumpkins and Join our crew of Pirates for Halloween Costuises of Wacky Fun on thas i i s s e e s h h a a s s i i s s e e s s a a s s 239-765-7272 www.PiecesOfEight.com 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Oct. 7 Oct. 31 Call For Times Wear ye costume or be ogged! The Ringling International Arts FestivalAsphalt OrchestraThis 12-piece experimental marching band was described by the New York Times as part parade spectacle, part halftime show and part cutting-edge contemporary music concert. It willl perform at the Opening Night RIAF Block Party 2011. 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11; $150HamletThe Wooster Group The Wooster Group repurposes Richard Burtons 1964 Broadway production of Hamlet in this 150-minute performance, reconstructing it from fragments of the lm made of his performance. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 12-13; $50 1:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 14-16; $60Fraulein MariaDoug Elkins and Friends Using the soundtrack for The Sound of Music, choreographer Doug Elkins reinterprets the classic musical into an inventive and humorous dance that includes hip-hop, voguing and stepping (65 minutes). 5 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 12; $20, $30 and $40 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16; $30, $40 and $50Piano Foursome Four acclaimed pianists Inon Barnatan, Adam Golka, Anne-Marie McDermott and Pedja Muzijevic perform short solo works before joining forces for a rare performance of Carl Czernys Quatuor Concertant for four pianos (60 minutes). 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, and 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13; $20, $30 and $40 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15; $30, $40 and $50Brooklyn Rider An adventurous, genre-defying string quartet that combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style thats attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim from classical, world and rock critics (60 minutes). 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13; $20, $30 and $40 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct 15 and 16; $30, $40 and $50Meklit Hadero: Songs of Multiplicity Meklit Hadero blends jazz with multi-cultural musical styles (50 minutes). 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13; $20, $30 and $40 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15; $30, $40 and $50Canta TangosSoledad Villamil and Hermanos Macana Actress/singer Soledad Villamil, of El secreto de sus ojos, which won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, sings with passion while Hermanos Macana, the dancing brothers duo of Buenos Aires, perform the tango with athleticism and grace (60 minutes). 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, and 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13; $20, $30 and $40 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15; $30, $40 and $50Out of TimeColin Dunne Internationally acclaimed Irish step dancer Colin Dunne brings movement, sound and image together to create a provocative dialogue between past and present. Out of Time is an homage to Irish step dancing and an investigation of the dancers relationship with a tradition that has shaped his life (65 minutes). 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13; $20, $30 and $40 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16; $30, $40 and $50Terra FirmaCompany Stefanie Batten Bland/sbb birdlegs A native New Yorker now living in Paris, Stefanie Batten Bland is often called the Josephine Baker of today. Terra Firma is a search for solid ground, exploring questions of stability on and off boats and the diverse passengers that take them (45 minutes). 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12; $20, $30 and $40 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16; $30, $40 and $50 in the know says of the book, The way he collects different things to make something. In the same manner, he says, hell ask himself: What happens when you mix a black fraternity step dance with a hula? What happens when those two things synthesize and a new language is formed? he asks. Slang and argot are the way languages become living things. My body of work is the illegitimate child of a Gertrude Stein novel and a kung fu film. Some people start laughing (when I say that), but those who know my work say Yes!A lifelong fascinationMr. Elkins, who, as a young man, was a graffiti artist and breakdancer, was first introduced to The Sound of Music when his grandmother took him to see it when he was 5. I was fascinated by it, he says. Then, in the same year, he performed Do-Re-Mi with his classmates. It was the first thing Id ever sung on stage with other children, he recalls. I was re, a drop of golden sun. Id practice the song and secretly dance in my bedroom with a flashlight, wearing my oaktag sun (hanging from my neck) with purple yarn. At the show, when it was his turn for his line, he stepped forward and produced the flashlight and did a flashlight dance. I thought itd be a really cool surprise. Years later, as a parent, watching yet again The Sound of Music on DVD with his children, he had an epiphany. And so he created Fraulein Maria, a dance set to the movies soundtrack. The movie, he feels, is universally known, a part of our collective memory. If you saw the movie when you were young, great. If you remember the Mary Martin musical, great. If you were eating Passover or Easter dinner and it was playing on the TV in the den behind you, that counts, too; it was on the television, and you vaguely remember it playing over your shoulder. As he describes it, the story is about this young woman in the midst of everything, a trickster character. Heres this woman whos part of the abbey, and she wants to be a nun, but she doesnt fit in, shes an outsider. Its the modified heros journey. They send her to another place thats structured and patriarchal. Its a wounded family; the mother is missing. How does she teach the family to heal? By teaching them to sing and put on little shows for each other.Everybody loves MariaTo use the music, he had to request permission from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization. When they learned that one of the Marias is danced by a man, they asked if it was a drag show. He told them no. Then they asked, Why are some of the men women and women men? and he said, Thats the way the world is. He invited them to come see the dance. If they absolutely hated it, he promised, it would never be performed again. But like everyone else who saw the show, the Rodgers and Hammerstein people loved it and gave their permission for the soundtrack to be used. Fraulein Maria debuted at Joes Pub at the Public Theater in New York City in December 2006 and was reprised the following year. Then, a year later, it was performed before nearly 3,000 people at Lincoln Centers Out of Doors Festival. One of Mr. Elkins favorite performances took place at Jacobs Pillow in the Berkshires. It was a sold-out house, and he was performing solo to Climb Evry Mountain. His daughter, sitting in the front, decided to stand up and sing along with the soundtrack. Then she looked back at the crowd as if to say, Well?, and people started singing with her, as if it were a sing-along Sound of Music, Mr. Elkins recalls. Then his young son, who had his own version of the dance that incorporated some Michael Jackson moves, stood up and began dancing. So the audience is singing along to it, and my son is doing a dance back to me, Mr. Elkins says. The audience became a participant. Its one of my favorite performances. FROM PAGE C4CHRISTOPHER ROESING / COURTESY PHOTOChoreographer Doug Elkins and the dancers of Fraulein Maria.

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Restrictions Apply. www.gulfcoastairways.com 526 Terminal Drive | Naples, FL 34104 | (239) 403-3020 Your On Demand Charter Service!ONE WAY! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 1/2 PRICED WINE LISTbottles up to $100expires 10/13/11 BUY ONE GET ONEpurchase one dish, get the second freegood for lunch or dinner = or lesser value +18% gratuity before discountexpires 10/13/11must 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 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Always Patsy Cline By The Naples Players through Oct. 29 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. A Bad Year for Tomatoes By The Island Players through Oct. 15 in the Rose History Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 394-0080 or www. theateronmaro.com. Invasion of Privacy By Theatre Conspiracy Oct. 7-22 at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www. theatreconspiracy.org. The Laramie Project By Laboratory Theater of Florida Oct. 7-22 at 1634 Woodford St., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Symphony Hot Brass The Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet and percussionist James Dallas present Smokin Brass at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 and at 8 p.m. Oct. 11. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. String Along The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a string recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the music building. 590-7851 or pharkins@fgcu.edu. Thursday, Oct. 6 0s Rockers The Steve Miller Band performs at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. 11000 Everblades Park way. 9 48-7825 or www.germainarena.com. Mercato Music The Mercato Nights Music Series presents Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers at 6 p.m. Painting and Pizza The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Alla Prima, Alla Fun (Sand Dollars) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Learn to paint in one session while enjoying pizza and wine. $42. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Friday, Oct. 7 Family Fun The Greater Marco Family YMCA and Marco Island Charter Middle School host a Fall Fun Fair today through Sunday at Veterans Park on Elkcam Circle. 5-10 p.m. tonight, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 am.-6 p.m. Sunday. 394-9622, ext. 228. New Gallery ART 41 celebrates its grand opening from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday. 4115 Tamiami Trail N. 2630999. Ahoy! The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival takes place through Sunday with live entertainment, a treasure hunt, a Jack Sparrow look-alike contest at the Big Game Waterfront Grill, a pub crawl and a living history pirate encampment. www.FortMyersBeachPirateFest.com. Pickin and Grinnin HWY 41 plays bluegrass from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $10. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Classic Rock The Jensen Brothers perform classic rock from 7-9 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers. Free. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Oct. 8 Hispanic Culture In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Fifth Third Bank presents food, music and family-friendly fun from 11 a.m.p.m. at 9101 Tamiami Trail E. Looks Like Papa The third annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest runs from 4-11 p.m. at Hemingways Island Grill at Coconut Point. Enjoy reggae music from Scholars Word, food and drink specials, a sandcastle building competition and more. 287-8756. Full Moon Fun The Leapfrog Community and lululemon athletica present a night of free paddleboarding and beach yoga under the full moon beginning at 9 p.m. on the beach at Eighth Avenue South. Afterward, wind down at Caf Lurcat on Fifth Avenue South. coach@ leapfrogrunning.com. Sunday, Oct. 9 Coconut Taste Taste of Coconut Point runs from noon-5 p.m. at Coconut Point. Enjoy food, fun, live bands and a childrens play area. Making a Splash The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team puts on a show at 4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. www.miromaroutlets.com. Monday, Oct. 10 B-I-N-G-O! Its Bingo night at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. 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. 642-0800. Movie Time The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents As It Is In Heaven as part of its Films for Film Lovers series at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Enjoy a discussion after the show. $8. 26811 S. Bay Drive. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Tuesday, Oct. 11 More Movies The Naples International Film Festival presents a screening and discussion of Restless at 7 p.m. at Silverspot Cinema. Get there early for food and drink. www.naplesfilmfest.com. See story on page C1. High Notes An opera recital featuring soprano Rebecca Richardson, tenor Livio Ferrari and baritone Ron Bowman starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Norris Center, 775 Eighth Ave. S. 598-6110. Wednesday, Oct. 12 Story Time Let the little ones settle Take your pick of pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes from the pumpkin patch at St. Monicas Episcopal Church. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31. A Pumpkinfest with pony rides and more fun takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 22. 7070 Immokalee Road. 591-4550 or www.stmonicas.org.

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MONDAYS MOND AYSmarinara b uca dib e pp o.com WHEN YOU BUY ANY BUCA SMALL L L O R BU C A L AR G E PA S T A BAKED PA S TA O R ENTR E E VERY M O NDAY IN O C T O B ER V A LID F O R D INE IN O NLY N OT V ALID W ITH A NY O THER O FFER .NAPLES | In honor of WORLD PASTA DAY, Buca di Beppo is celebrating every Monday in October! FreeBUCA SMALL SPAGHETTIMARINARA* www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 When Theatre Conspiracy held its New Play Contest preview party in July, featuring readings from the top three contenders, Larry Parrs Invasion of Privacy was the obvious winner. It galvanized the audience from the opening lines. The play revolves around Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel, The Yearling. But the focus is on her 1942 book, Cross Creek, an autobiography about her Florida home and the quirky neighbors there. One of those neighbors, Zelma Cason, who was the first to welcome her to Cross Creek when Ms. Rawlings moved to Florida, takes offense at whats written about her, even though Ms. Rawlings comments are true and she doesnt use Zelmas last name. Though the two were friends, Zelma sues her for $100,000 an extremely large sum in those days for invasion of privacy. It was the first trial of its kind in Florida, and it eventually wound up at the state Supreme Court. Zelma was represented by Kate Walton, one of the first female lawyers in the state. Bill Taylor, Theatre Conspiracy founder and producing artistic director, says Invasion of Privacy was the favorite among 75 percent of the audience on the evening the three finalists were presented staged readings. Its a good script, very interesting, he says. I like the historical aspect of it, and it deals with Florida It should have a really large appeal, because of how well known Marjorie Rawlings is as an author. People have read The Yearling and Cross Creek. In fact, The Yearling is often required reading in high schools and is mentioned on many book lists for teens. Marjorie Rawlings is absolutely a firecracker, he says. They had the option of not going through with (the lawsuit) and paying Zelma off, and she said, Im not paying her off! Lets go.An actors challengeJoann Haley read the part of Ms. Rawlings for the reading and also portrays her in the play, which runs Oct. 7-22 in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers. Its a juicy role, a mature woman full of passion, and something she can sink her teeth into. I love the role, Ms. Haley exclaims. Shes a very complex woman. Shes got some issues. They talk about her dark spells, episodes of horrible depression she goes through when she hates herself and thinks everybody hates her. And shes really passionate about Cross Creek. Both of those things make for good acting challenges. One of the favorite anecdotes Ive learned is that she gets into that part of the country and that lifestyle so much, she actually went on a bear hunt so she could write about it for The Yearling. They go after the bear with trained dogs, and its a very dangerous thing. She was hunting and drinking with the best of them. But portraying a well-known figure presents its own challenges. I think its the first time Ive ever had to play a real person, which is a little bit intimidating, she says. When youre playing a fictional character, you have lots of freedom of interpretation. But Ms. Rawlings, she adds, had a very strong and wellknown personality. To try to capture that is daunting. Up until the lawsuit, Ms. Rawlings had felt very much at home in her adopted state. She really felt like Cross Creek was the home she shouldve been born into, Ms. Haley says. She would never have left it, if it wasnt for the lawsuit. About the playwrightInvasion of Privacy was written by Sarasota resident Larry Parr and had a previous production in Sarasota at Florida Studio. (Theatre Conspiracys New Play Contest accepts works that have been previously produced elsewhere.) Thats a darn good theater company up there, Mr. Taylor says about Florida Studio. Weve had entries from Florida before; a guy from Key West was a finalist once. But this is the first time weve had a Florida playwright as a winner. Mr. Parr will attend the opening night performance and answer questions from the audience. While historical, the play is also relevant, Ms. Haley says, with the trend now for everyone to want to have their few minutes of fame, and all these reality shows that reveal peoples lives in excruciating detail. In the 1940s, there was a whole different attitude about privacy. It was the first time anyone ever brought up the fundamental right that people have to privacy the average citizen, not a public figure. Approximately two-thirds of the play takes place in a courtroom, though Ms. Haley hastens to add, Its not Twelve Angry Men. There are some subplots, too. The dialogue is very good, she says. The lawyers, their arguments, the questioning, its all really well done. t f h a a w nancySTETSON nstetson@floridaweekly.com Invasion of Privacy: That Cross Creek incident >>What: Invasion of Privacy, winner of Theatre Conspiracys New Play Contest >>When: Oct. 7-22 >>Where: Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers >>Cost: $18; opening night is pay what you will; Thursdays are buy one, get one half price >>Info: 936-3239 in the know e e k an a b out me and g hbors nei g hC aso n, rs t t o C ross Raw F l or s e at abo ut h Ms. ents she m a s u gh e re u es r ge a ys o f s t n d i t d e t e f l earne d is t h at s h e g ets into t h at part of the countr y and t hat li f est y le so m uch, she actually w ent on a b ear h unt s o s h e cou ld write a b ou t it f or Th e Y earling. They go aft e r th e be ar with traine d d o g s, an d its a very d an g erous t h in g She was hunting and d rinking with the best o f them. But portray i n g a w ell-known f i g ure p resents its own chall enges. I think it s th e fi rs t time Ive ever h a d to pla y a real person, which is a littl e bi t intimidating, she says. When y oure playin g a fictional character, y ou have lots o f f reedom o f inter p retation. B ut Ms. Rawlings, she adds, h a d a very stron g an d we ll k nown persona l it y To tr y to capture that is daunting. left it if it wasnt for the A bout the playwr i g h Invasion of Privac y Sarasota resi d ent Larr y p revious p roduction in i da Studio. ( Theatre C Pl ay Contest accepts been previousl y produ c Thats a darn good u p there, Mr. Taylor s a Studio. Weve had ent before; a g uy from Key is t o n ce But thi s i s th e h ad a Florida playwrig h Mr. Parr will attend t performance and answ e t h e au d ience. While historical, th e evant, Ms. Haley says, now for everyone to w f ew minutes of fame, a n s h ows t h at revea l p eo pl ciating detail. H aley hastens to add, An g ry Men. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 WRITING CHALLENGERooster crows for creative writersBY AMANDA BARBAREAmericana. Once was a beacon. Something to be cherished. Days. Gone. Bye. I remember mornings on the farm. The wet, loamy smell of earth, The proud roosters crowing signaled A fresh, new day. We used our days like the earth Uses the sun. Sweaty labor warmed us. An abundant harvest sustained us. Too soon, ploughshares were beaten Into shopping carts, our precious, sweeping land Transformed into black, shiny parking lots. The earth no longer speaks. (Even the roosters pride came to an untimely end). A generous land and way of life cherished. Like family. Now a random backdrop for some reality show. One winner of our fiction c ont est will attend the Sanibel Writers Conference that takes place Friday-Sunday, Nov. 3-6, at BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Island Public Library. The two entries printed here were inspired by the photograph of this rooster and the cat. Use it to prompt your own creative prose or poem, or wait until next week when we present a new photograph as the cue. Were printing our favorite entries from week to week. Later this month, our editors will choose one winner from all the submissions that have been printed. Well print the winning entry on Nov. 2 (well notify the winner the week before so conference plans can be made). For more information about the conference, visit www.fgcu.edu/ siwc/. Send your entry of no more than 1,000 words to us in Word format or pasted into the body of an e-mail to writing@ floridaweekly.com Be sure to include your name, address and contact information. Feel free to include a photo of yourself as well. The deadline to submit entries based on the rooster photograph is Saturday, Oct. 8. This Land Was My Land HELPING YOU LIVE BETTEREveryone is WelcomeAt the Y, we exist to strengthen community. Together with people like you, we nurture the potential of kids, help people understand and improve their health, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. So join our cause. And create meaningful change not just for you, but also for your community.YMCA OF THE PALMS 5450 YMCA Rd, Naples, FL 34109 P 239 597 3148 F 239 597 8415 W www.ymcapalms.org JOIN NOW AND SAVEBecome a member by October 31 and your $100 joining fee is FREE*.*Valid on Adult or Family Memberships. Additional monthly memberships fees apply. Financial assistance available to quali ed applicants.

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Remodeling your kitchen can dramatically increase the value of your home. The process requires you to answer questions about cabinets, ooring, tiles, backsplashes and countertops. Beth Ann Tuyls, co-owner of Remodeling with Innovation by Bay Builders has assembled a panel of experts who will help guide you from inspiration to installation. Following the panel presentation, you are invited to a complimentary progressive lunch and tour of the panelists showrooms.Remodeling Your Kitchen: Inspiration and Expert Advice Bay Builders Poggenpohl Ann Sacks The Wood Floor Company Located at 10800 Corkscrew Road, I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples and 0831090111-2051Seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, October 14. Register online ONLY at www.MiromarDesignCenter.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 C13 Southwest Floridas largest tequila selection. over 200 ways to get inspired. www.agavenaples.com 239-598-FIRE (3473) 2380 Vanderbilt Beach ROAD, Naples tequila inspired. real wood FIred. Authentic southwestern cuisine. best burgers in town. daily lunch specials. WRITING CHALLENGEThe Two-Party SystemBY JOHN PELOTI'm sure it was the egg, Napoleon purrs. Chickens too dumb to have started it all. Rooster's red comb bristles and he steps purposefully to the foreground, poised as if chiseled from wax. He can sense something small moving behind him. It is enough to distract the cat, but not enough of a threat for him to turn around. He'd rather be plucked and sold as duck than spin like those hated caricatures on tops of homes and churches, of roosters whirling with the slightest breeze. The omens are bad, Roo, Napoleon purrs again. There is motion in this world you are not aware of. The cat did not look at him. Pure disrespect, yet Napoleon succeeds in beginning the argument. I turn my back because I am brave, Roo crows. Napoleon continues to look in another direction. I know it's hard to be a bird. Everything is blurry, isn't it, Roo? Not blurry at all; I see me, I see you. Your crack about chickens reminds me of William Carlos Williams, red wheelbarrows and rain. Roo hopes the cat had some education. Since they are stuck in a small two dimensional square, he remembers past aspirations. The chickens are white, the wheelbarrow red, and the rain is glistening. Napoleon recites like a poet and smiles a deep Cheshire Cat smile, infuriating the rooster as he detests modern literature. Sir, I keep my back to you like the sun to the moon. And the world, you say, dwelling in the mist behind you, will not keep me awake. When I crow, the sun rises.The cat did not look at him. Pure disrespect, yet Napoleon succeeds in beginning the argument.Napoleon remains the sphinx, as implicit and dangerous as stones in the desert. The innocent patch of white beneath regal chin, another camouflage. He imagines the rooster naked. Begins to salivate. Roo contemplates another step, two eyes looking in opposite directions. Somehow he remembers predecessors, millions of years erased by one large comet, not unlike a giant egg. Now it's only him and the cat. This avian ancestor is wishing that his red cowl, wide-dark body with all those feathers and pale, spindly legs, might walk him straight out of this scene where he dreams of what might be a better place. Who knows? Maybe find some chickens. Sorry Roo, Napoleon whispers before the pounce.

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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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 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 The Philharmonic Center for the Arts offers two free classes this month. Professor Cyrus Forough will be joined by collaborative pianist Sung-Im Kim for a free violin master class from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. Laureate of the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, Mr. Forough has performed in recitals and with orchestras on four continents. His students are prizewinners of national and international competitions and members of professional orchestras worldwide. Mr. Forough is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and has been a visiting professor at the Eastman School of music since 2009. Ms. Kim started playing the piano at the age of 7 and had her debut as a soloist with the Seoul National Philharmonic Orchestra when she was 15. She earned a masters degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 and is a studio pianist there with Mr. Forough. She is also a piano instructor at the Preparatory School.Student clinicA clarinet quartet from The Presidents Own United States Marine Band will offer an outreach opportunity to middle and high school students from Lee and Collier counties form 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The Marine Band is Americas oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. president since John Adams. Known as The Presidents Own since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the bands primary mission is to provide music for the president of the United States and the commandant of the Marine Corps. Although attendance at both classes is free, tickets are required and can be obtained by calling Bonnie Thayer at 254-2643 or e-mailing bthayer@thephil.org. Free violin, band classes offered Let Our Club Do the Work This Holiday Season! Book a Holiday Party in our Restaurant by October 31, 2011 and Receive $50 in Gift Certi cates for Every $500 Spent* 475 North Road, Naples, FL 34104 (239) 213-1441 ext. 214 *Event must be held between 11/15-12/30. Gift Certi cates valid 1/1-3/31/2012 and cannot be redeemed towards the original event. Gift certi cate amount calculated on food/beverage purchases only. Excludes tax, gratuity and other services. Not valid on prior purchases. Restrictions Apply. Clubhouse. Restaurant. Social Memberships. Poolside Bar. Marina. Home of Jack's River Bar.

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Robert Flynn Johnson, curator emeritus, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and collector of the Edgar Degas artwork currently on display at the Naples Museum of Art, will present Chasing Degas: Reflections of a Collector in Pursuit of This Elusive Master Over Four Decades at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Degas once said, I wish to be illustrious and unknown. To a great extent, his wish was granted. By the time of the artists death more than 90 years ago, his work had become famous, and his reputation since has only grown. Yet the individual who was so accomplished in many artistic endeavors from drawing, painting and printmaking to sculpture and photography has remained elusive. Mr. Johnsons lecture ties in with the Naples Museum of Art exhibition Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, which he curated from his private collection. Cost for the lecture is $25 for adults and $20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil. org. Degas collector, curator to discuss Naples Museum of Art exhibit LANDAU TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS / COURTESY IMAGE Edgar Degas: Self-Portrait, 1857 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 C15 For more information call: 239-352-3903 or visit www.avemaria.comfree admission11 aM 3 PMAve Marias Town Center r ckt ber round p Authentic BBQ available all day! Country Superstar Look-A-Like Contest @ Mechanical Bull Rides, Swamp Buggy Display & Games!1 1 aM Country Party. Rock Show. Floridas Rising Country Superstar799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd. (239) 591-3837 www.bayhousenaples.com GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY TEN IN THE TAVERN MENUHappy Hour Daily 5-6pm Three Course Early Dining Menu 5-6 pm Live Music in Tavern PROUDLY ANNOUNCINGTIERNEYS TAVERN & CLAW BARNAPLES NEWEST TRADITION The Bay House Returns with Traditional Coastal Cuisine and Legendary Service

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Thats how long weve been here. Since then, weve grown to 3 locations in Southwest Florida by doing it the right way.NAPLES 239.775.5100 BONITA SPRINGS 239.949.2544 FT. MYERS 239.322.5488www.LightingFirst.us1984.LIGHTING FANS HOME DCOR 4 Convenient Locations to Serve You!www.cinaples.comPelican Bay 597-6700 Get-Away Club 597-2961 Village Walk 514-2047 Verona Walk 430-1254 Experience the world with Holland AmericaDeposit by October 31 & Receive an On-board Booklet with over $450 in Savings that will forever change your view of the world! EMBARK...on wondrous adventures Australia & New Zealand Sampler14 Day Sailings on the ms VolendamJanuary 31, March 13 & March 27, 2012 Rates from $1499*China & Japan 14 Day Sailing on the ms Zaandam Grand Mediterranean & Black Sea Voyage62 Day Sailing on the ms Princendam *Rates are per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change and availability. Rates do not include airfare, Govt taxes and fees. Ships Registry: The Netherlands Laboratory Theater of Florida presents The Laramie Project, the story of the 1998 kidnapping and murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, Oct. 7-22, at 1634 Woodford St. in Fort Myers. The play, whose stat ements against bullying and hate are as powerful today as they were nearly 14 years ago, has been performed hundreds time, at professional playhouses, colleges, high schools and community theaters in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. This production kicks off the new season for Laboratory Theater. Eight actors play nearly 50 parts, requiring multiple changes in voice placement, dialect, body language and a costume piece or prop to complete the metamorphoses from one character into another. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 218-0481 or visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Laboratory Theater explores true story of hatred, prejudice and murderCOURTESY PHOTORehearsals for Laboratory Theaters production of The Laramie Project. The Bach Ensemble will hold its fourth annual Bach Festival for area music students Saturday, Nov. 5, at the First Academy of Music on the campus of First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs. Young instrumentalists and vocalists, ages 6-18, are invited to learn and perform a composition by J.S. Bach or his contemporary before a panel of judges. The deadline to participate and submit an application is Tuesday, Oct. 15. On Bach Festival Day, judges will evaluate each performance. Outstanding performers receive a modest scholarship to assist with their musical studies and are invited to perform with The Bach Ensemble in a public concert in January. It is important to encourage young musicians in our area and provide them with performance opportunities, said Ronald Doiron, conductor and artistic director of The Bach Ensemble. We also hope to foster in these students a love of music from the Baroque era. In 2010, more than 70 students from Collier and Lee counties participated in the Bach Festival with eight outstanding performers selected. For more information, or to download an application, visit www.TheBachEnsemble.org or call Carol Hedman at 948-5290. Young musicians invited to participate in Bach Festival

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 C17 $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 r eal feel of our e xcellence. Bonita Springs Randy's paradise Shrimp Co.www.randys shmarketrestaurant.com www.paradiseshrimponline.com NAPLES Fish Market Only! (with this ad, cannot be combined with any other offer.)get ready for Stone crab season starting October 15th!HAPPY HOURdomestic draft beer & wells(one shot only)$2 1/2 PRICEselected appetizers $ $ w/purchase of a drink Dinner only. Colby Red Wine$12.99Tomatoes.79 lb The problem of insufficient entries to a hand can occasionally be resolved by careful manipulation of the cards. In this deal, for example, South can make all 13 tricks if he plays properly. This might not seem to be a vital matter, since the contract is only three notrump, but anyone capable of making all the tricks on this layout can be said to be very well-versed in the art of manufacturing entries. West leads a heart, and South sees there are four finesses to be taken -two in spades, one in diamonds and one in clubs. The difficulty is that there are only two apparent entries in dummy for these purposes. However, all the finesses can be accomplished by making judicious use of the low cards. South wins the heart and leads the club seven to the ace. He then returns a low club to the jack and cashes the king. As a result, his carefully preserved four of clubs becomes an entry to dummys five. Declarer performs a similar feat in diamonds. He leads the eight to the king, finesses the jack and cashes the ace. This leaves the six as an entry to dummys seven. South now utilizes his two additional entries to take two spade finesses, crossing to the five of clubs for one of them, and to the seven of diamonds for the other. His work done, he then claims 13 tricks. Observe that declarer can easily spare the seven of clubs and eight of diamonds the first time he leads each suit to dummy. They are not significant as high cards, but are used as building blocks (or in this case, unblocks) in the creation of the extra entries declarer needs. CONTRACT BRIDGEBY STEVE BECKERLow-card entries

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Zoltar the Fortune Teller is the coinoperated machine in the movie Big that changed Tom Hankss character into a grownup. Coin-operated fortune-telling machines were popular at amusement parks and penny arcades in the 1930s and after. They featured exotic figures like gypsies, mummies, skulls, devils or wizards, as well as old women and Puss-in-Boots any character that seemed magical. There also is a fortune-telling machine named Zoltan that often is confused with Zoltar. The name Zoltan may have come from the Hungarian word for Sultan and the figure is dressed like a sultan. The first fortune-telling machines probably were made in the 1890s, and the first electric coin-operated machines in about 1910. Experts say that Zoltan was introduced in 1965 and that only 50 or 60 were made. After the movie Big came out, some reproductions were made of fiberglass. A dime went in the slot. Later models required a quarter. Most of these coin-operated fortunetelling machines sell for high prices today, about $3,000 to $5,000. Q: I have a pine colonial-style rocker. The top is decorated in a muted gold floral pattern. It was manufactured by L & Z Kamman Co. of Gardner, Mass. What is its value? A: Brothers Lee D. Kamman and Zora R. Kamman and their father, I.B. Kamman, founded L & Z Kamman Co. in 1946. The company designed and manufactured chairs. Many were decorated by hand. L & Z Kamman made the chairs for the renovated Fords Theatre in Washington, D.C., in the 1960s. The company went out of business in about 1991. Your chair is not old enough to be an antique and it was not made by a famous company. So it would sell as used furniture for about one-third the cost of a new rocker. Q: I understand there are special laws and restrictions regarding ivory. Could you please tell me what the rules are? My father was an exporter who traveled all over the world during the 1940s and s, and he brought me back many pieces when I was growing up. A: International, federal and state laws govern the sale, import, export and possession of ivory, whether from elephant, whale, hippo, warthog or wild boar. AVON PRODUCTSBy Linda Jones IN-STORE DISCOUNTStore 239.331.7491 Fax 239.331.7492 mayihelpu2day@comcast.net www.youravon.com/ljones6508 ROBERTO OF ITALYFeather Locks Feather Hair ExtensionsHair Designers862 Neapolitan Way, Naples, FL 34103 | 239-261-8812Award-Winning ColoristPaul Mitchell | Indola | WellaThe New Fashion Statement NEW AND EXCLUSIVEThe Ultimate Hair Ornament NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTINGIt is certain, fortune tellers attract devout fans Z l h F T l l i h i t e t o T fl L W terryKOVEL news@floridaweekly.com To come by boat go under the bridge at Tin City past Bayfront, 7 minutes and we will be on the right. Located right behind the Naples Airport! 475 North Road, Naples, FL 34104 Bring this coupon in to receive One Free Ship Wreck DrinkValid October 7-14, 2011 Valid with fuel receipt only. Must be 21 or older Fall Fuel Sale! 475 North Rd., Naples, FL 34104 FALL FUEL SALE at Naples HarbourHome of Jacks River Bar Join the Club!October 7-14, 2011 90 Octane Non-Ethanol Fuel$3.69 Per Gallon While at Naples Harbour, check out Jacks River Bars $3 drink specials on Saturday and Sunday! Pool. Fitness Facility. Dining Club. Poolside Bar. Marina. Dry Rack Storage. Ships Store. Call (239) 213-1441, ext. 211 for more information www.jacksriverbarnaples.com

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facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ KeyWestExpress *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchase tickets, non-refundable, cannot be combined with any other offers. Excludes weekend fee (Fri., Sat., Sun.). Offer valid through Sept. 30, 2011. www.seakeywestexpress.com 1-800-KWE-7259 FANTASYFEST 2011DONT MISS THE PARTY! SPECIAL PARADE CRUISE!OCTOBER 21ST-30THGETTING THERE IS OCTOBER 21 22 CHOOSE YOUR FANTASY! HALF THE FUN! GOOMBAY FESTIVAL $119ROUND TRIP* NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 C19 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Follow me on Twitter AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian. Now Open Sundays & Mondays 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine up to $175 on Sundays & Mondays-Angelina Now you can spend even more time with me... SKINNER, INC./COURTESY PHOTOThis is Zoltan, the coin-operated fortune teller made of fiberglass by Prophetron, Inc., in the early 1970s. The fortune was spoken by a voice thats heard through an earpiece. Skinner Inc., of Marlborough, Mass., auctioned it for $3,500. The laws are lengthy and complex but generally focus on preventing the killing of endangered animals that produce ivory. Any ivory items your father gave you more than 50 years ago are not governed by these laws, so if you want to sell them you are free to do so. You can find details about the laws online. Q: I just came across a whiskey bottle I found 41 years ago in some woods. The bottle is a flask that holds 12 ounces. Printed on the front of the bottle are the words Holbrook & Winfree Flask and below that the words Holbrook & Winfree, Trade Street, Winston, N.C. Can you give me any history on the bottle and its value? A: R.T. Holbrook and Julian Winfree operated a saloon and restaurant called The Criterion in Winston. A 1904 city directory includes an ad for the restaurant that states its first-class in every respect and serves meals at all hours, Holbrook & Winfree, Proprietors. Next to it was an ad for Holbrook & Winfree, Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Liquors, Wines, Ales, Porters, Champagnes, Cigars, &c. Winston merged with Salem, N.C., in 1913 to become Winston-Salem, so your flask was made before that time. Value: $200 to $250. Q: Last summer, you answered a question about a pair of buttonhole scissors marked Korns Patent. You said the patent was granted to George W. Korn of New York City in 1881. I have an identical pair of b uttonhole scissors embossed with the same 247,766 patent number. The other mark on it is different, though. Its Henry Sears & Son 1865 instead of Korns Patent. Is my pair 20 years older than the Korn pair you wrote about? A: The 1865 date in the Henry Sears & Son mark is the year H. Sears Manufacturing Co. opened in Chicago. The company became Henry Sears & Son in 1883 and added the year 1865 to its trademark in about 1897. Although the company had changed ownership by then, it continued in business under the same name until 1959. Thr ough the years, Henry Sears & Son sold all sorts of pocketknives, firearms, ammunition, tools and sporting goods. Your buttonhole scissors were made no earlier than the late 1890s. By then, Sears may have been assigned rights to Korns patent. Tip: Dont ever take your rings off and put them on the edge of the sink when you wash your hands. They can fall into the sink and down the drain or be forgotten and left behind. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. Write to Kovels (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Fresh. Natural. Delicious. any purchase of $6.99 or moreSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. No cash value. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at participating locations. LIMITED TIME OFFER EXPIRES 10/31/11 Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! 20% OFFEntire Billwith minimum $30 purchase. One coupon per table only. 18% gratuity added before discount. Cannot be combined with other offer. Must present coupon when seated. Valid through 10/20/11. Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm Sun 4:00pm-10pm14700 Tamiami Trail N. Unit 6 Naples 239-254-8973 www.omeinaples.com1/2 from Florida Weekly, Karen Feldman Buy One Lunch Get the Second Lunch1/2 PRICEOne coupon per table only. Cannot be combined with other offer. Must present coupon when seated. Valid through 10/20/11. An Extraordinary Restaurant Out of Manhattan THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 8 P.M. Antiques Roa dshow Raleigh Hour 2A circa-1800 eastern North Carolina bottle case; an 1812 needlework sampler; and a 1985 Andrew Wyeth watercolor. FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 8:30 P.M. Need t o KnowThis cross-media news and public affairs magazine culls stories from the the weeks online reporting. SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 9 P.M. As Time Goes ByJean and Lionel try to rekindle their flame after 38 years. SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 9 P.M. Masterpiec e Mystery!Inspector Lewis: The Gift of Promise During an investigation of a brutal bludgeoning, what seems to be a blackmail plot gone wrong turns into a case much more sinister. Cherie Lunghi costars. MONDAY, OCT. 10, 8 P.M. Antiques Roa dshow Raleigh Hour 3Items related to Martin Luther King Jr.s 1966 visit to St. Marks AME Zion Church in Durham; a Virginia-made table with purported ties to Thomas Jefferson; and a pair of circa1725 chairs by furniture maker John Gaines. 9 P.M. The W ar of 1812With stunning re-enactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, this stunning docudrama presents the conflict that forged the destiny of a continent. TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 10 P.M. Women, W ar & Peace I Came to Testify Part 1Learn how a group of 16 women whod been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in a Bosnian town took the witness stand in an international court of law. Matt Damon narrates. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 9 P.M. NOV A Dogs Decoded Part 2Decipher the genetic information thats illuminating the origin of dogs with revealing implications for the evolution of human culture as well. This week on WGCU TV Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Reduces Fine Lines, Evens Skin To ne, Reduces Dark Spots Exilis Body &Face Treatments Shrinks Targeted Fat and Tightens S agging Skin Botox and Juvederm Relaxes Wrinkles, Adds Volume to smooth away linesCertied by the American Board of Plastic Surgery Manuel M. Pea M.D. (239) 348-7362 or visit www.dr-pena.com Look younger, Feel better, Without surgery.Dr. Pea Performs state-of-the art Aesthetics on the Face and Body The Gift of Promise The War of 1812

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Hurley Travel Experts Welcomes two new Advisors, Lois Moran And Ray Griggs To The Naples Office.Since 2003, both Betsy and Lois have been named to Travel + Leisures A-List of Top Travel Super Agents, each having over 30 years of Destination Specialist experience.To create your next luxury cruise or tour experience contact Betsy or Lois at 239.594.7400 www.travelexperts.com6646 Willow Park Drive, Suite 5 Naples, FL 34109The addition of Lois and Ray, along with Betsy, brings over 90 years of travel experience to the Naples office. Contact us for your next travel investment. William (Mitch) N. Mitchell Senior VP of Operations Betsy Patton, CTC. DS Sr. Luxury Travel Advisor Lois Moran, CTC. DS Sr. Luxury Travel Advisor Ray Griggs Corporate Travel Advisor Lois@travelexperts.com Betsy@travelexperts.com Rgr iggs@travelexperts.comNAACP plans Freedom Fund eveningThe NAACP of Collier County holds its 29th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Hilton Naples. A cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The Freedom Fund Banquet is the major fundraiser to meet needs of the operational budget and programs of the local branch. The evenings keynote speaker will be retired Sen. William Owens. Mistress of ceremonies will be Barbara Melvin of Wells Fargo; Collier County Commissioner James Coletta will be the guest auctioneer. Tickets are $75 per person, $750 for a reserved table for 10. For reservations or more information, call Harold Weeks at 4552886 or visit www.naacpcolliercounty.com.Denim and DiamondsgalaThe faculty, staff and families of Royal Palm Academy will honor Jack and Rhodora Donahue at the schools Denim and Diamonds Kings Celebration Gala beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. The Donahues are longtime Naples residents whose daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Patrick Moore, founded Royal Palm Academy in 1998. Chair of the event is Diano Boghigian. Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations or more information, call the school at 594-9888.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 sitdown 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 260-2080 or nstrong@neighborhoodhealthclinic.org.Hope for Haiti plans garden galaHope for Haiti holds its 2012 gala, A Passport to the Secret Garden, from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the St. Ann Jubilee Center. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle drawing, entertainment and more. Tickets are $300 per person. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Elizabeth Davison at 434-7183 or Elizabeth@ hopeforhaiti.com.Place your bets on library casino nightThe Friends of the Library of Collier County will hold the third annual Red, White & Roule tte casino night Friday, Nov. 4, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Last years casino night earned the Florida Library Association's Outstanding Program of the Year Award. For 2011, the Friends of the Library have upped the ante and promise a Las Vegas-style night of dancing to The Blue Tones and taking a chance with full casino gaming and professional croupiers. Tickets are $75 per person. A cash bar will be available. For tickets or more information, call 262-8135 or visit www.collier-friends.org. An Evening in Old Havana Guests will be transported to vintage Cuba for An Evening in Old Havana at the David Lawrence Foundations signature destination-drive gala on Friday, Jan. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. From the dcor to the cocktails and music, everything will be reminiscent of Havanas opulent social clubs of the 1930s. In keeping with the theme, women are encouraged to wear summery cocktail dresses, while the best-dressed men can don linen guayaberas or tropical print shirts and smart fedoras. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $5,000 per table of 10. A variety of sponsorship opportunities and levels are also available. For more information, call the David Lawrence Foundation at 354-1416. Its tea time for Make-A-WishAn afternoon of fine teas, lovely china, delicious treats and a silent auction at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. Organizes hope to raise enough money to fund one local childs wish. Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust is the sponsor. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Tickets for Tea at The Ritz are $125 per person. To purchase tickets or to learn more about donating, volunteering or becoming a wish sponsor, call Lesley Colantonio 992-9474 or e-mail lcolantonio@ sflawish.org. 13 is lucky for tea and fashions Humane Society Naples holds its 13th annual Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Naples Yacht Club. Sponsorships and auction items are being solicited now. For more information, call Ali OConnor at 643-1880, ext. 18, or e-mail events@hsnaples.org. SAVE THE DATE

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 Gentle, Caring Dentistry Since 2003 Initial Comprehensive Exam Full set of X-Rays Healthy Mouth Cleaning $95 regular $338239.261.7291 | www.naplesdentalcenter.com201 8th St South, Suite 106, Naples | Downtown at the Baker Center Avow Hospice blesses pets (and their people) SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1. Melinda McCown with Sukee and Dozzy 2. Paulette La Badessa and Peachy with Judy Pehoski and Mocha 3. Kelly Sanderson with Jack the Rat 4. Lavigne Kirkpatrick and Christine DAngelo with keynote woofer Toby 5. Jill Peterson and Ruby with George Walters 6. Maureen Christensen with Midge 7. Sissy and John Ray with Tael and Bella Rose 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY

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Make your FREE Consultation appointment now! (239) 594-9075 www.drlipnik.comLipnik Dermatology and Laser CenterSUMMER SPECIALon BOTOX Cosmetic$10/unit 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 13, 2011NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 A kick-off party for the Cmon Dream GalaSOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 4 6 7 5 1. Shelly and Ralph Stayer 2. Heather Patton and Katie Little 3. Simone Lutgert and Tania Gatt 4. Vicki Tracy, Shelia Davis and Kim Bellestri 5. Carly Stewart and Linda Malone 6. Tony Marino and Sharon Livingston 7. Joan Esler, Lori Page and Sandi Benson

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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food www.rosedalepizza.com 239-325-96531427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9:00pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm $9.99 LUNCH SPECIALSoup Salad Sandwich Beverage LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR8pm-9pm Monday-Thursday 1/2 Price Drinks 1/2 Price Margherita Pizza Av alon D rL a kewo od Blvd 41 Sugde n R egiona l ParkT a mi a mi Tr i EL o cate d acr o ss from Walgr ee n s i n Su gd en Pa r k Pl a za 4270 Tamiami Trail East Naples (239) 692-9294 WWW.BOSTONS.COM BP International Rights Holdings Inc. 2011 (BPIRH). All Bostons the Gourmet Pizza trademarks are owned by BPIRH and are duly licensed by Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP in the United States. Game Day Headquarters Food & Drink Specials in the Sports Lounge Happy Hour 3-7 Daily Live Music Every Friday & Saturday NightFirst Halloween Costume PartyOctober 29th from 5-10pmLive Remote from 5-7pm with 104.7 Cloud 9 Performing from 7-10pm Costume Contest begins @ 9:30pm Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous reviews: Blue Agave Tequila Bar and Grill, 3785 Tamiami Trail E., Naples; 262-2582There are lots of reasons to like Blue Agave, from its voluminous selection of tequilas (more than 50) to its polished and polite serving staff and the fact that the management hasnt resorted to the sort of kitschy dcor that so often makes a mockery of a noble cuisine. And then theres the menu, which includes dishes not often seen in these parts, including molcajete, a mlange of grilled steak, chicken and chorizo with green onion and cactus leaves served in a bowl made of volcanic stone. The presentation was dramatic the mixture bubbled for a good 20 minutes after arriving at the table and the contents were delicious. Shrimp and salmon ceviche was lively, if a bit low on salmon, and the sopapillas thin, crisp pastries topped with cinnamon, powdered sugar and honey with a mound of ice cream were just right after a spicy Mexican meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2011Caf Normandie, 3756 Tamiami Trail N. 261-0977 This low-key outpost along U.S. 41 manages to provide delightful French fare and a casual, laid-back hospitality, compliments of owner Benoit Legris. The wine list is brief but well chosen, a snapshot of wines that please the owner. You cant go wrong with mussels in Normandie cream sauce or the well-executed escargots de Bourgogne. Roasted duck with spicy peach sauce was a glorious variation on duck lorange, and the shrimp and sea scallops au gratin were simple yet elegant. Dinner concluded with a classic raspberry tart and whisper-thin crepe Suzette. The service, Old World atmosphere and moderate prices all enhanced a wonderful meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service:Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2010 Chops City Grill, 8200 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-4677Stylish, hip Chops manages to offer something for everyone with a full bar and extensive wine list, aged meats and fresh seafood, classics like New England clam chowder and beef Oscar as well as inventive dishes such as handrolled shrimp and beef spring rolls and oysters Chopafeller (oysters with crab, andouille sausage, spinach and smoked gouda). The oysters, crab and lobster cakes, entrees of spiced yellowfin tuna and a 10-ounce filet with blackberrycabernet sauce with a side of butternut squash with brown sugar and almonds made for an outstanding meal. A warm wedge of Grandmas apple pie proved the crowning touch. The staff does a great job of taking care of even the smallest details, making customers feel welcome and pampered. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2010Chrissys at Bayfront, 369 Bayfront Place, Naples; 353-4444Veteran restaurateur Chrissy Bianchi offers omelets, pancakes, panini and such for breakfast and lunch in a sparkling waterfront setting. Dine inside or out on items such as smoked salmon Benedict, tenderloin and mushroom omelet and banana Foster French toast. The meat in the omelet was on the chewy side, but the smoked salmon Benedict was a refreshing variation on the standard. The standout of the meal was the bananas Foster French toast, featuring thick-sliced challah sauted to a fluffy golden brown and topped with chunks of ripe banana, sauce and whipped cream. The place was busy so service was on the choppy side, but the setting is so lovely that staying a little longer didnt prove a hardship. Soft drinks available. Food: Service: Atmosphere:Reviewed March 2011Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimi-like dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2009

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF OCTOBER 6-12, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 If youve never eaten at Grouper & Chips, stepping through the front door might feel a bit like falling through Alices wormhole. The size of the restaurant takes you aback a bit. It has only eight tables and theyre a tight fit. Dont let the Pepto-pink walls close in on you, though. Grouper & Chips is worth recalibrating your comfort zone for. It has built a strong fan base after more than 16 years in business. Very friendly people serve the food quickly, and a kitchen staff that knows its way around seafood produces it. Tucked in an older strip plaza across U.S. 41 from NCHs downtown hospital, Grouper & Chips is a self-described small, unpretentious hole-in-the-wall restaurant. The walls are plastered with posters and prints of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and James Dean. Painted driftwood is on sale, and theres a small shark hanging on the wall behind the bar. The website also asserts that regulars are willing to wait more than an hour to get a table. With takeout and delivery available, Im not sure why they would wait. The staff might have something to do with it. We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door, and who doesnt love that? Our smiling server was quick to return with drinks but never made us feel rushed. The beverage offerings are limited but inexpensive. With the fish and chips theme, you might reasonably expect to find a British stout or ale on tap. But the beers are mostly bottled domestic; bottled Bass Ale ($3.95) will satisfy those who prefer suds with flavor. House wines are $5.95, but there were upgrades for a couple more dollars posted on the specials board; the Napa Ridge Sauvignon Blanc ($7) was perfectly fine simple, lightly sweet and a little grassy. Our appetizers arrived with remarkable speed. The conch fritters ($7.95) were noteworthy, and Ive eaten a lot of the little croquettes in two-plus decades of travels around Florida and the Caribbean. These were lighter than most and had lots of chunks of tenderized conch meat. There were seven in the basket, and they came with cocktail sauce. A more interesting dip, chipotle mayonnaise, was served with the hush puppies ($3.95). Both appetizers came out piping hot and devoid of grease. Deep-frying is a popular method on the menu at Grouper & Chips, and its nice to know that the kitchen uses only canola oil, which contains no trans fats. There are a few sauted dishes listed, though, and the menu says fish and poultry can also be blackened or broiled. Grouper is a good candidate for frying, as the fillets are usually thick enough to stand up to bubbling oil without soaking it all up. It also helps to have a substantial batter as a barrier, as Grouper & Chips does. The fish fillets in our grouper-and-shrimp combo basket ($19.95) were completely encased in batter that crunched pleasingly without giving our mouths a greasy feel. The flesh within remained white, moist and untainted by oil. I liked it a bit less on the shrimp, however; the proportion of meat to batter was so much different that the shrimp flavor got a bit lost in the thick coating. The French fries that accompanied the basket were thick and crisp. If you dont want to go the basket route, the menu includes items created with A French Touch such as bouillabaisse and chicken or fish with beurre blanc sauce. To find bouillabaisse ($23.95) in such a hole in the wall is unusual. They dont serve the traditional roasted-pepper rouille with it, but then few places do anymore. It did come with cheesy toasted bread. The broth had the usual saffron color and flavor, along with the briny liquor imparted by the seafood. I did not detect any hints of fennel, another typical seasoning, which would have added a needed dimension of flavor. No complaints, however, about the seafood that filled the large bowl. It was loaded with plump sea scallops, tender mussels and shrimp and chunks of grouper. The split lobster tail was a little difficult to extricate from the shell without splashing broth all over creation, but I managed. Throughout our meal, we noted the freshness of the seafood. Fish is delivered daily to Grouper & Chips, and fillets are all hand cut. That says a lot about the commitment to quality here. Desserts are handmade, too, according to the menu. Since fried good can really fill you up, we were pretty well sated. But we noticed dessert shooters on the specials board and inquired. They are petite servings of Key lime pie and chocolate mousse served in large shot glasses the perfect choice for someone who craves a little taste of something sweet at the end of a meal but cant accommodate a full serving. Both hit the right flavor and texture notes, and we liked that they went so far as to sprinkle graham cracker crust crumbs in the bottom of the pie shooter. Grouper & Chips might be unpretentious as in not attempting to impress patrons with an appearance of being more ambitious than it is. But it does a lot to impress anyway, with good, honest food served by friendly people. food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m., Bleu P rovence: Sample organic and biodynamic wines along with an all-organic buffet; $10 (deduct $10 from wine bill if you stay for dinner), 1234 Eighth St. S.; 261-8239. Thursday, Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m., Decant ed W ines: Learn how to pair wine with pizza at this session that features both; $10, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Friday, Oct. 7, 6-7 p.m., Whole F oods: The French Cheese Club hosts a class on six French cheeses, explaining how they are made, what makes them unique and how to best serve them; $5, Mercato. Reserve a spot at www.acteva. com/go/LifestyleCenter. Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Whole F oods: Childr en ages 4-11 are invited to make pumpkin men snacks and fall leaf rub art (parental supervision required); $5, Mercato. Register at www.activa.com/go/LifestyleCenter. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p .m., Fleming s: Chef David Gosset demonstrates cooking with farm-totable ingredients, concluding with a three-course meal and a glass of wine; $35, 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-2424. Reservations required. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., Ale x anders Restaurant: Enjoy a tasting of Sonoma wines and foods that pair with them in this collaborative effort by Alexanders and Decanted Wines; $10, 4077 Tamiami Trail; 434-1814. Reservations required. Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:305:30 p .m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Go vernment Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., T hir d Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, the B onita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 8 a.m.1 p .m., the North Naples Green Market, the Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, Fr eedom Park farmers mark et, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to cuisine@floridaweekly.com.CUISINE Grouper & Chips: Unpretentious, but friendly and impressive s 3 0ca s 70 70 59 1-4550. m .-2 p.m. t he m plex farmers 41 E. 7: 30-11:30 a.m., Thi rd be hind Tommy Bah aT hird Street and Gord on Saturday, 7 a. th e Bonita S pr Cl ub farm m Pr omenade, Ba y Drive, B on Sa tu r 1 p.m., t he Green Market, t Vanderbilt, off A an d Vander bi Su nday, 8 a. do m Park f ar Go ld cu isin e@ f drewSTERWALD pgnews@floridaweekly.com Grouper & Chips >> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers, $2.95-$9.95; entrees, $9.95-$23.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine >> Seating: Indoors >> Specialties of the house: Fish and chips and other seafood >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Plaza parking >> Website: www.grouperandchips.netRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 338 Ninth St. N., Naples; 643-4577 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: A fried grouper and shrimp basket shows how skillfully the kitchen handles deep-frying. Right: Grouper & Chips conch fritters, served with cocktail sauce, are better than most.

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Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 239.254.1