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JAMES MELANSON HAS EARNED A LIVING doing the physical, fast-paced work of harvesting stone crab claws since he was a teenager. Fishins never guaranteed, its a 50/50 type thing, said the 36-year-old, talking on the phone from Everglades City on Friday, Stone Crab Eve. Hundreds of Southwest Florida crabbers were on the water by 3 or 4 a.m. Saturday, the first day of season, to pull traps and pop off that one special claw. The crab is thrown back so it can regrow the missing limb. The expensive delicacy is tied to the regions history and identity the same way lobsters and oysters are in other places. Southwest Florida owns the stone crab. They spawn off our coast, where the vast majority are caught in season Oct. 15 to May 15. They fuel a Florida industry that created $23.6 million in revenue lastDip it in some melted butter and put it in your mouth and your eyes will roll back in your head. Susie Murphy, Everglades City resident d, d, d, d, d, d, d, d d d d, d, d, d s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s C C C C C C C C C C C C C C it it it it it it it it it t t t i t i i t y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y on on on on on on n on on n on on n o on n n on n n on n n on n F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F ri ri ri ri ri r ri ri ri ri ri r ri ri i i i b b b b b b b b b b b b b h h h h h h h h h h h h h h Festival celebrates local delicacy. A8 >>inside: CRAZYFORCLAWSSO LONG SUMMER HEAT, HELLO SWEET MEATBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ COURTESY PHOTOSStone crab season opened Oct. 15.SEE CLAWS, A8 Every so often, Uncle Sam takes a long, cool look at his progeny in this case, the 50 state economies and lays out their progress without puffery. Sams close-inspection tool is the recently released Philadelphia Federal Reserve Index of State Economies, a by-the-numbers analysis. It takes into account housing permit levels, initial unemployment claims, manufacturing delivery times and an interest rate spread. Heres the good news for Florida and the Southwest coast: We arent sliding into a second recession (defined as at least six months of negative growth), as some experts have feared, says Gary Jackson, assistant professor and director of the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University. Instead, the Feds State Leading Index is predicting zero to 1.5 percent growth for Florida over the next six months, he explains. (Its called a leading index because it serves to lead or predict how another Federal index will analyze wageLooking up? What the Fed says about SWFL BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ SEE RECOVERY, A9 BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 CLUB NOTES A19 HEALTHY LIVING A26 PETS A30 NETWORKING B8 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTISTS AMONG US C3 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SAVE THE DATE C27 CUISINE C30-31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. IV, No. 3 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Raising awarenessEvents continue during breast cancer month. A22-23 We mean businessNew report shows women making no small strides. B1 Romance and laughsGulfshore Playhouse brings southeastern premiere to The Norris Center. C4 Rumors has itFlorida Repertory Theatre opens the new season with hilarious desperation. C1


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NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics: Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Arthritis Management: Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 The news that a friend has died is never good, of course, but in Roberts case his passing seems particularly tragic as much for the lost promise of his life as anything else. Robert and I grew up together. I could throw a rock from my house to his. He was a year older, and we went to the same grammar school and high school. He was one of those guys who just seemed to be charmed. He was a passable athlete and an incredibly gifted student. Robert was one of the best writers I have ever encountered, and he was editor of the high school newspaper. I did not know a single person who said they disliked him. His wry humor was always delivered with an impeccable deadpan style. He was president of the high school student body, and his signature campaign issue was a promise to rid the campus of cold toilet seats. We all howled, but the schools administration was not amused. They thought it unseemly and inappropriate to be giving speeches about toilet seats. Robert won in a landslide. After high school he went to Tulane University in New Orleans, where he was the most popular guy in his fraternity. I visited him at Tulane on spring break during his freshman year. Somehow, he had landed us a key to the New Orleans Playboy Club. After an evening with the Bunnies, we made our way down to the waterfront and a wonderfully seedy bar, where we watched the sun rise with a man who insisted he was a soldier of fortune and also insisted on buying the house drinks. Robert graduated with high honors from Tulane (he was Phi Beta Kappa) and then headed off to Stanford University for graduate school. In the meantime, he was offered a prestigious internship at the Washington bureau of The New York Times.While at Stanford, Robert wrote for the newspaper there and collected an impressive array of clippings. He got his masters degree in communications and became a protg of one Stanfords most esteemed instructors.But then something happened. Robert changed. Instead of embarking on the meritorious career he appeared to be destined for, he returned to our hometown. I was long gone by then, but I began to receive disturbing reports. He appeared spaced-out and just plain weird, I was told. Apparently, he roamed a golf course at night, mumbling to himself, and worked part time at the Internal Revenue Service as a file clerk. I saw him a few times during this period, and it was like viewing a stranger. In his mid-20s, Robert was diagnosed with diabetes and he became obsessed with his disease. He would bring his bloodsugar down to levels that sent him into comas. Several times, paramedics had to break into his shabby apartment and revive him. No amount of reasoning would work on Robert in this regard, and finally, a physician told his mother that Robert could not be allowed to administer insulin to himself; it was too dangerous, and a fatal overdose would surely occur.And so, at less than 30 years of age, Robert was forced into a nursing home. The next-youngest resident was 71 years old. I would get a card from him every Christmas, and they always began with this line: Greetings from hell!It became so painful to see his decline that, to my shame, I limited contact. It was a torture to see this young man of such considerable talent and personality wasting away. Robert was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which was successfully treated. By the time he reached his mid-50s, he had spent roughly half his life forcibly housed in a nursing home. Then, without warning, he died in his sleep. There had been no sign that anything was wrong, and it was assumed that his heart simply wore out. I found out that Robert had been afflicted with schizophrenia a fact that he never chose to share with me. The last time I saw Robert, years ago, he was somewhat lucid. We talked baseball and books, and he told me that he had not written another word other than bizarre notes and such after leaving Stanford. Maybe you should start back writing, I said. Robert shook his head. No, its over, finished. As I left, Robert seemed to emerge a little from his fog. Remember that night at the Playboy Club? he asked. I laughed, adding that it was indeed a night to remember. With that bit of nostalgia, I was gone and out of Roberts life forever.I should have gone back to see him but, as I realize now, I simply lacked the courage to be the friend I should have been. n b h N e w d billCORNWELL COMMENTARYR.I.P., Robert. I wish Id been a better friend


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 There is no better testament to the marketing prowess of Herman Cain than that he gets applause when he tells audiences hes not a politician in the course of seeking their votes for the highest political office in the land. Mitt Romney plays a version of the same card, arguing that career politicians got us into this mess, and they simply dont know how to get us out. If Cain and Romney think so poorly of politics as a vocation, they could easily save themselves from any further taint. They could drop their arduous schedules, their fundraising pleas, their very public roles that open them up to ridicule and attack, and return to comfortable lives that would be welcomed by the vast majority of Americans who dont thirst after political distinction. Of course, neither of them will fold up shop until it becomes impossible to go on, or he succeeds. They dont have the courage of what they want us to believe are their anti-politician convictions. Cains status as a non-officeholder is entirely an accident of the poor judgment of Republican primary voters in his state of Georgia. He ran for the nomination to the U.S. Senate in 2004. He lost. Had he won, he might well be in his seventh year and second term in the Senate, where politicians go to live out their days blissfully free of any serious responsibilities. Romney avoided becoming a career politician by a similar route. He ran for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts in 1994 and lost, ran for governor of the state in 2002 and served one term before setting his sights on higher office, and ran for the Republican nomination for president in 2008 and lost. Hes been running for president ever since. All in all, hes made a pretty good political career out of not being a career politician. The business experience of a Cain or a Romney is enriching, no doubt. They are more impressive for it. But what will be more relevant if Romney becomes president, his time as management consultant or his time as governor of Massachusetts? Romney was a flawed candidate in 2008 and by most accounts is a better candidate now. That has everything to do with having acquired more political experience by passing through the fire of running for president once before. Amid the slings of outrageous fortune, the politician learns how to inspire and persuade, how to avoid unnecessary minefields and pick his fights, when to accommodate his opponents and when to confront them, how to build a coalition and keep it together. A businessman might have similar challenges, but they arent played out in the public arena in the context of a balky, democratic political system that rarely moves on the basis of one mans orders. And the businessmans work doesnt depend on a philosophical commitment to a set of ideas. The best politicians, like the non-businessman Ronald Reagan, translate their principles into reality in a way that rises to statesmanship. Its not important not to be a politician; its important to be a really good one. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINIONThe businessman canard c a e m h n richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia David Michael Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob RaymondCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersPaul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Hope Jason Nick Bear Hannah ArnoneCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Masse Cori Higgins Sales and Marketing AssistantSandi HughesBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state $54.95 out-of-state Its been three years and a month or so since WGCU public radio bought into mediocrity. Our own precious little station, can you imagine? Public radio was conceived in the 1950s but only arrived on-air about 1970, according to a local host seeking donations to WGCUFM during this weeks fund-raising drive. I dont care who pays for it: us, them, you, me, Aunt Jemima or Uncle Sam (he tosses in about 6 percent, apparently), I like public radio. Some of my best friends like public radio. My own dear mother and sister like public radio. Even my yard chickens used to respect it, back when WGCU offered classical music. If I turned up the volume and opened the windows, the big red rooster caterwauling violently would suddenly be struck mute, as if pinned in the glare of an alien space beam. My wife, Amy Bennett Williams, likes public radio so much she gave WGCU almost nine years of weekly, on-air essays shed written as columns for Tropicalia, the Sunday magazine of The News-Press. Then the station manager, Rick Johnson, decided newspapers were dinosaurs and said so in a fund-raising letter. When he wouldnt take it back in public, The NewsPress publisher, Mei-Mei Chan, dropped Mr. Johnson like a stinkbug, pulling my wife permanently from the airwaves, depriving listeners from Marco Island to Sarasota. Its true, anyone who plods through life unaccompanied by Amys elegant insights is at much greater risk of mediocrity than the rest of us. But WGCU had long since gone down that road under the previous station manager, Kathleen Davey. At the end of her career, Ms. Davey finally sold out, dropping classical music from the traditional airwaves and consigning it to a 24/7 digital stream in Southwest Florida. Now classical music is a music not for the public in public radio but for the few in HD radio just as it was music for the few in the 18th or 19th centuries. When I wandered into a Target, a Wal-Mart and a Best Buy all on one torturous morning recently, not one of them stocked even a single HD radio. Poor people probably cant buy them, anyway. For three years, Mr. Johnson has embraced the Davey decision without so much as a sniff cozying up to fashion. To market studies and numbers. To want and not need, as in what the public wants, a ubiquitous phrase tossed around nowadays by radio station managers, newspaper publishers and fast-food franchisers alike, as far as I can tell. Thats not what I want. I dont know about you, but I want loving sex, green money, dark chocolate, Italian coffee, extraordinary conversation and intercontinental homes. That goes almost without saying. Also, I want those more ephemeral things: the best thats been said, thought, painted, written, composed or played, not to mention cooked, brewed, aged, grown or raised without carcinogenic herbicides, fungicides or antibiotics. Thats just because Im a hippie liberal, like most public radio listeners. Otherwise, Id happily wolf down herbicides, fungicides and red-meat antibiotics. Id even keep them on my table in cute little shakers next to the salt and pepper, like most people who dont listen to public radio. But public radio managers here think I want a bunch of talk all morning, in which some snooty-sounding dude or dudette rattles on about the rebels in East-West LaDe-Da Land, followed by more of the same in the afternoon. I guess they figure if you want something once you must want it 10 times and in my case theyre probably right. After dark, the station throws in some jazz (thats a music Ill bet not everybody wants, either). Then its back to the same talk the next morning. Dont get me wrong, I relish some of WGCUs talk, talk, talk. Occasionally its inspiring or revealing. The hosts range from good to brilliant. But too much talk chokes the airways like hairballs choke a drainpipe. So why not have just some talk? Why not some jazz, and some Fresh Air or Prairie Home Companion or This American Life or BBC programming AND SOME CLASSICAL MUSIC? Maybe if I put that in caps youll hear thunder the thunder of the timpani drums in Tchaikovskys soupy 812 Overture, or the thunder of the chorus in Beethovens great cathedral of sound, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor. Whether you like it or not, classical music is part of the best weve produced as human beings living in this civilization. Is that arguable? No. Only your opinion about the music, or mine, is arguable. Classical is the equivalent of the architecture at Notre Dame, or the Apollo lunar module, or a heart transplant, or penicillin, or the combined works of the Musee de Louvre and the Metropolitan, or a Philly cheese steak from Mikes or Pats. You may or may not like it, but it has majesty and genius. It has the ability to change your life, or someone elses. And therefore, giving it up is like giving up penicillin or flight or electricity or Flemish painting or international travel or rapture itself. But thats what WGCU has done. Now we can travel no more on our public radio airwaves to Salzburg or Bonn or the Vienna of the 19th century, or New York of the 1930s or anywhere else classical music can take you. No more Beethoven. No more Bach. No more Mozart or Vivaldi or Mahler or Gershwin or Copeland. No more turning on the radio to hear free, unasked and maybe even unwanted Yehudi Menuhins violin spinning a long strand of sound so honeyed and hot from the cold block of a dark universe that suddenly you know, without knowing anything about music, that life might actually be a riot of the sacred and beautiful. As I listen to my favorite radio station this week, all of that leaves me with a case of not classical, not jazz, not folk the public radio blues. Now theres a music I dont ever want to hear. The public radio blues t H i d B n r rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 Arthrex, a surgical device manufacturing company, is among the largest employers in Collier County, with more than 700 manufacturing jobs created in the past seven years. Reinhold Schmieding, the companys founder and president, has been a guest on my radio show several times. I know him personally and professionally, and Ive come to admire him not only for his accomplishments in business, but also for the manner in which he has achieved that success. From the beginning, Arthrex has served orthopedic surgeons and their patients by developing tools to facilitate less invasive and more precise surgical techniques. Through Reinholds leadership, Arthrex has developed partnerships with orthopedic surgeons around the world. Because of the consistency and quality of products developed, the surgical partners continue to request support that leads to new surgical tools developed by Arthrex. In fact, Arthrex has developed more than 6,000 products and has approximately 350 patents or patents pending. Ive had the privilege of touring the companys headquarters in North Naples. While the size, cleanliness and order of the plant are impressive, I was also impressed with the culture the pride, loyalty and commitment to excellence that exudes in its work force. Even though hes their founder and president, employees greet Reinhold with a simple and friendly, Hi, Reinhold. Arthrex is going through a major expansion in Lee and Collier counties. Barron Collier, developers of the Ave Maria community, recently transferred ownership of 21 acres to Arthrex at no cost. Barron Collier realizes the positive impact the expansion of Arthrex will have on the community by creating jobs and residents in Ave Maria, and Arthrex benefits from reduced costs for the development of a 160,000-squarefoot manufacturing plant by receiving free land. Arthrex also recently closed on a former Robb & Stucky warehouse off Daniels Parkway in Lee County. The facility is close to Southwest Florida International Airport, which will speed up delivery to customers around the world. At a $12.5 million price tag (following the bankrupcy of Robb & Stucky), I would guess it is a great deal for a 240,000-square-foot facility. As an aside, Reinhold was passionate in his resistance to providing public funding from Collier County for Jackson Labs now-defunct plan to move to Ave Maria. The expansion of Arthrex is an example of how free markets solve problems and create opportunity without public funding (and, in my view, with a higher likelihood of success). While Reinhold has spent considerable time in Germany, hes as American as apple pie. He was born in Michigan, attended Michigan State University and started a career in the surgical device industry in Germany. Inevitably, he was forced to choose between his personal passion for developing surgical devices and being a cog in a large, international organization. He started Arthrex in 1980. In his book, Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better, Reinhold states that starting a company ....without outside funding was like suviving a hurricane on a self-made raft. The winds of financial destruction were constantly threatening to capsize our plans. Nevertheless, with the encouragement of his wife, Erika, he continued to build relationships and to develop surgical solutions and tools for orthopedic surgeons. With one employee, Reinhold moved Arthrex to Naples in 1991. In one of my favorite anecdotes in the Arthrex saga, Reinhold formed a partnership when he first arrived in Naples. A few months in to the partnership, it was time to assess progress and determine next steps. It was a short meeting; Reinhold terminated the partnership and spent the balance of the day (in August) with one employee moving Arthrex in a U-Haul truck! Why is this important? Leaders need to be decisive and to stick to their principles. I believe it is because of Reinholds decisiveness, vision, commitment to excellence and strong leadership qualities that Arthrex is a great place to work and do business. I hope you agree that his inspiring story is a terrific addition to Profiles in Paradise. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show on, streamed live from 7-8 a.m. Monday-Friday. PROFILES IN PARADISEArthrex founder has a passion for excellence de s i m s i o Co m bobHARDEN e-mail: Talking points with Reinhold SchmiedingSomething thats been on your mind: Managing the future growth of Arthrex in the changing health-care environment. What makes you laugh: Naples Daily News economic development editorials from people who have no clue. Last book you read: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. I can relate. Something youll never understand: Religious fanaticism. Pet peeve: Pleasure seekers who contribute nothing to society. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: At 56 years old, Im a one handicap golfer and a 4.5 tennis player. I only play on weekends. What are you most proud of? Starting a company in a foreign country, alone, without investors for 30 years, and creating a $1 billion annual revenue company with more than 3,000 direct or commissioned employees worldwide and never compromising business ethics Being married to Erika for 29 years!


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 season. The rich, sweet meat is relished worldwide, but not by everyone. Theyre too sweet, said Everglades City resident Margie Weeks, a waitress who was serving Key lime pie and coffee to tourists there on Saturday. A self described Depression baby, she moved to the area from New York Citys Greenwich Village 60-some years ago. Susie Murphy, whose uncle Totch Brown pioneered the industry near Everglades City, adores stone crab claws for the same reason. Theyre usually served chilled, and are popular with mustard sauce. Theyre pretty expensive so you cant afford to love em too much, Ms. Murphy says. They just melt in your mouth. Dip it in some melted butter and put it in your mouth and your eyes will roll back in your head. My husband will laugh at me when Im eating them. Most of the fishermen who harvest the claws out of Everglades City or Pine Island or off The Peace River in Charlotte County, or further north, off the Isle of Capri near Tampa, are independent contractors. Or, like Mr. Melanson, they work for boat captains who are. They sell directly to wholesalers, which in turn sell the claws in retail display windows, ship them out, or deliver them to restaurants like Trulucks in Naples. We have third generation families that work for us, said Rick Rinella, the restaurants managing partner, and operations manager for Capri Fisheries, where its crabs come from. Luck of the clawMr. Melansons Zen-like fishermans wisdom runs throughout the industry. Kelly Ellis, manager of Kellys Fish House in Naples, says what will be will be. Weve learned we cant predict the season, he said. Thats why we call it fishing. We dont call it catching. Donna Sharp, manager of Laws Seafood in Punta Gorda, agreed. You never know whats going to happen, she said. On the up-side for opening day: the water was murky. But the recent full moon wasnt conducive to stone crab movement. Too, predators can invade. About every 10 years, you get a bunch of octopus thatll be in the area and they crawl into the traps and eat the stone crabs, said Grant Phelan, who runs a chain of seven Southwest Florida seafood restaurants called Pinchers Crab Shack. By noon on an overcast Saturday, after crabbers had already been working about eight hours, Mr. Phelan had been getting the usual conflicting reports from boats: some loaded, others coming up short. About 50-50. Were all anxiously awaiting the arrival to see what the catch is, he said, five hours before service at the restaurants began. One of the companys locations, Pinchers near Fort Myers Beach, did get the claws in by about 6 p.m. that evening, said a server there. Those claws had been harvested, boiled, chilled, sorted, trucked, cracked, plated and served, and they were sold out around 8 p.m. Everglades City crabbingDuring the winter when everythings busy, the fishhouse was more home to us than our house at the time, said Justin Grimm, who is 29 and runs the processing operation at Grimms Stone Crab in Everglades City. Thats where everybody was. And is, to this day. His father and grandmother (the owners), his youngest son and two nephews (little children now, fourthgeneration owners someday), and other assorted family members, were there Saturday to help process the crabs and sell them to expectant customers. Two big guys from Fort Lauderdale, a woman from Naples, and two hunters from Miami, who had come straight from shooting deer in Big Cypress, had all come for claws. Some customers fly their private planes into Everglades City Airpark after pre-ordering crabs, said airport operations specialist Nathan Goff. Most are repeat customers from Fort Lauderdale and Miami. I recognize the planes more than faces most of the time, Mr. Goff said. Always the same crowd. To stand in the quiet center of town by city hall Saturday under a bright grey sky was to believe in ghosts. But along the Barron River where the fisheries operate, there was hustle and bustle. The town of about 550 year-round residents, which sits on the edge of true wilderness, by Big Cypress National Preserve and Ten Thousand Island Wildlife Refuge, in the Everglades, relies on fishing and tourism. Its a city in the middle of a jungle, says Tod Dahlke, a local tourguide and airboat captain. At the famous Rod and Gun Club near the center of town, the airy lobby and main dining room built floor to ceiling from cypress, nearly 150 years ago, is breathtaking and chilling. Pictures on the wall prove the famous and well-heeled loved it there. One is of President Dwight D. Eisenhower with late dining room manager Snooky Sendhass. The original Snooky, Mr. Dahlke joked. Industry pioneerA commercial fisherman named Loren G. Totch Brown helped create the modern stone crab industry in the Everglades City area after returning from the second world war, a decorated veteran. The way I hear it, he went fishing with my Aunt Estelle and he noticed every time his net hit the bottom he caught stone crabs, said Susie Murphy, Mr. Browns niece. Well, they werent commercialized at the time. So he started thinking he was always thinking and planning something that there had to be someway to sell em. So he talked to his uncle, his name was Dollar Bill, and they started working on coming up with a way to trap them. Mr. Brown died in 1996 of a heart attack. Since he became a crabber, the gear has obviously improved. But the process of going out to gather up the lines of traps, then immediately boiling the catch, is still pretty much the same as its always been. Some boats pull a thousand traps a day, said Everglades City crabber Orlo Hilton, who runs Triad Seafood Market and Caf. Six hundreds probably average. Between pulling and dropping traps, crabbers are snapping claws and throwing crabs back in the water. Its a wrist thing, Mr. Hilton said. Soon as you get ahold of em, you apply a real sharp snap. Theyll turn loose of it. Theyll pop that claw loose themselves. You dont physically tear it, or youll kill the crab. He doesnt like the taste any longer. I dont hardly eat em, Ive handled so many of em, cooked so many of em, he said. Its like somebody working at a candy store or an ice cream shop. Im sure you wouldnt eat ice cream every day, or candy every day. Its a product. Crabber Mr. Melanson said he strongly disliked the demanding work on the water for about six years. That later changed. Ive grown to just love it: the solitude of being on the boats, just you and your thoughts and the other guys, and the sights you see out there. People waited as the stone crab fishing boat Kristin Anne traveled the last stretch of full, dark Barron River and docked at Grimms around 4 oclock. The captain and three-man crew, dirty and wind-blown yet otherwise unfazed, had harvested 320 pounds. Retail stone crab claws typically sell for anywhere between $10 to $30 per pound depending on claw size and supply and demand. Split the difference, and their catch was worth $4,800. Athena Ponushis contributed to this report.CLAWSFrom page 1 >> What: Second annual Stone Crab Festival >> When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 >> Where: Old Naples Waterfront area at Tin City. Venues include restaurants along Naples Bay, Naples City Dock at Crayton Cove, Port OCall Marina, Bayfront Naples, Naples Bay Resort and Naples Harbour Yacht Club >> Details: The festival, organized by the Old Naples Waterfront Association, features music, childrens activities, a block party and plenty of specials in the restaurants along Naples Bay. >> Information: in the know EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe crew of the Kristin Anne unloads its first catch of the season at Grimms Stone Crab in Everglades City. Above: By forklift, Joshua Grimm takes the catch 320 pounds to be processed. Left: Ronnie Goff boils all 320 pounds in one pot for eight minutes before icing it down. Tod Dahlke observes.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 NEWS A9 and payroll data, and how many hours per week manufacturing workers are putting in, almost as it happens.) The very slow to moderate growth predicted in Florida for the next six months may not seem like much, but its a lot better than predictions for about one in four other states 13 to be exact where negative growth will likely continue to occur. Officials and business leaders across Southwest Florida are reacting either with cautious optimism or a sober lack of excitement to news of the Index. We tend to live in sound bites, but this Index adds a dimension and gives us a little bit of hope, says Mike Reagan, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Florida, and Collier County in particular, is driven solely by net immigration and importation of wealth. Period. Everything else is a service industry. So the Index may mean that more will continue to come and bring money. The issue is, at a lower pace and how many and how much money? In Charlotte County, where Tom Patton has just taken the helm as the countys new economic development director, the index is both mildly encouraging and borne out by some progress on the ground, he says. I have a gut feeing that our activity is up. We have companies either planning to move in or expand one is a yacht builder, one is a neurosurgical company and one is a warehousing company. So I see a new business attitude, but I would also like to see more money freed up to encourage business, he says. The money exists, perhaps, but the tight purse strings may be one of the reasons growth will be so slow, if it occurs at all between now and mid2012, says Bill Valenti, president and CEO of Florida Gulf Bank, based in Lee County. My sense is that we have seen the worst of (the recession and its effects), but I am not seeing real indications of an upturn. Loan demand is still weak and most of our clients tell me that they are not adding to staff and still at breakeven, at best. Part of the problem, now, may be the continued ebb tide of consumer and investor confidence. Consumer spending, tourism, and passenger air travel have been positive indicators of growth (recently), notes Professor Jackson, whose Regional Economic Research Institute tracks the local economy and produces a monthly report of Southwest Florida indicators, available at Theres a but, however. But consumer confidence for the state of Florida remains low due to global and domestic uncertainty related to budgets, job creation and changes in the stock market. In other words, attitude is part of the ephemeral problem in powering up the economy more quickly a problem reflected by the complex weave of statistics in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Leading Index, where Florida holds a mildly positive .92 ranking, suggests Pete Winton, an assistant manager and now Budget Director in Lee County government. A little optimism would do us all good, explains Mr. Winton. There is so much blame-fixing these days pointing fingers and you can talk yourself into a bad day. A little of whats been happening is the result of that. Optimism isnt a panacea, but consumer confidence is driving a lot of whats going on.We tend to live in sound bites, but this index adds a dimension and gives us a little bit of hope. Mike Reagan, president and CEO, the Greater Naples Chamber of CommerceMy hope is that we have bottomed out, and the (Index) may show that. We had the fastest run-up the highest and steepest (economic) run-up in the country and we took greatest fall. As a result, were recovering more slowly than some, with an emphasis on recovering, he adds. Now the situation is variable, notes Mike Reagan, in Naples. The housing inventory is being slowly depleted, which is a good thing. We see a couple of flickers of institutional construction. Commercial real estate remains very much a problem, although we see as many new restaurants coming in as ones that have closed. Indebtedness remains is big killer. People who have kept their debt down are coping okay. Others are having problems. Im told our hospitality industry is picking up nicely. And I think our governments are adjusting, and some of that is a little traumatic. Looking forward six months with the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Leading Index, adds Mr. Reagan, requires girding ourselves down. Its going to be kind of snotty and loaded with elections. But generally speaking, the Index is contextual and somewhat encouraging. Professor Jackson, however, offers a sober view that extends beyond the six-month picture predicted by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Leading Index, and even beyond the entire 2012 election year. Slow growth over the next six months is positive but the growth is not as high as we need to significantly lower the unemployment rates, he explains. Floridas unemployment rate hovered at 10.7 percent in August, according to the state Department of Economic Opportunity, while the entire Southwest region showed even higher unemployment figures. Hendry held the unfortunate distinction as the county with the highest unemployment rate among Floridas 67 counties, at 17.9 percent. Charlotte County hit the solid double digits at 11.3 percent, Lee recorded an unemployment rate of 11.5 percent and Collier came in at 11.9 percent. It will take several more years to work through all the issues related to the housing bubble and financial crisis, concludes Professor Jackson. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 A19 CLUB NOTESHere are some programs and events in the works among the areas clubs and organizations: Members and guests of Naples Ikebana International will learn the art of gift-wrapping known as orikata at the clubs monthly meeting from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Bring your checkbook not to write a check, but to practice the wrapping technique. Ikebana items will be for sale, and lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome, and attendance is free. Non-members should make reservations by e-mailing For more information about the organization, visit The Naples chapter of Penn State Alumni invites all Pen Staters to lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Country Club of Naples. Social hour begins at 11:30, and lunch is served at noon. Guests will hear from a representative of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida with an update on expansion and renovations at the Conservancy campus off Goodlette Frank Road. Reservations must be made by Nov. 3. Call 597-2681. Members and guests of the Naples Orchid Society will get a rare glimpse of the Amazon natural habitat of the Catasetum alliance, the most widespread and varied orchid group along the Amazon, at the societys next meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Francisco Miranda of Miranda Orchids will discuss and show images of his travels in search of rare species. His love for botany began more than 20 years ago with guidance from Brazils leading orchid specialist, Guido Pabst. He has visited the Amazon wilds on numerous occasions, gathering information about several new orchid species, and began his orchid business with a goal of propagating Amazon species. He soon learned the difficulty of keeping them alive outside their natural habitat, however, and switched to mostly the Cattleya alliance. Society members will exhibit their blooming plants in hopes of earning a ribbon, and an orchid doctor will be on hand to answer questions and offer free advice. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 403-7155 or visit Womens Cultural Alliance welcomes new members and invites all members to a welcome back luncheon Friday, Nov. 11, at Grey Oaks Country Club. WCA has 650 members and more than 250 courses, events and trips planned for the new season. Annual membership is $60. For more information, call Jane Hersch at 9480003 or visit Gulfshore Rotary Club is aiming for its annual paintball fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Willow Quarry, 9220 Collier Blvd. Paintball begins at 9:30 a.m., and a pig roast will be served at noon. Entry fee is $100 per person ($50 for students) and includes guns, paint, air and face protection. Raffle tickets for $20 include the barbecue lunch and a chance to win a weekend at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. For registration and more information, call Andy Hill at 594-8444 or e-mail The Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club of Naples holds its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Country Club of Naples. All alumnae of Pi Beta Phi chapters across the country and Canada are welcome. Naples photographer Penny Taylor will discuss her work on the coffee-table book Dream Houses: Historic Beach Homes & Cottages of Naples. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations or more information, call 597-7878 or e-mail The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. For more information, e-mail or visit


Tour this Open Housebut visitors beware! You may not get out, but enter if you dare Through the hallway of horror, screams of fear will ll you with fright. Unstable victims and the supernatural will make your spine tingle with unspeakable delight! The Fearzone will challenge your inner demons with pure heart pounding SCARES! Expect that your worst nightmares will come true, but will you be able to wake up? Caution this attraction is not for the weak and squeamish. (Located between Corkscrew and Alico Road) NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 The new season of nature talks at the Naples Preserve and Eco-Center is all about marine worms. Hour-long presentations by marine biologist Gary Pettit start at 11 a.m. every Tuesday through Dec. 13. Next up on Oct. 25, Dr. Pettit will discuss crawling bristle worms. Visitors are welcome to stay for a light lunch following the talk and enjoy a walk on the boardwalk. Admission is free; donations are accepted for lunch. The Naples Preserve is at 1690 Tamiami Trail N., at the corner of Fleischmann Boulevard. For more information, call 261-4290. The second annual Rookery Bay R eserv e Adventure Race is 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 The 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 2936232 or e-mail susan@ Its a world of worms at the Naples Preserve The race is on to register for Rookery Bay adventure


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PAGE 25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 Summer is over, and as we look back, those of us here at NCH can say we used those months productively. We completed three large projects and have three more in the works all designed to enhance our environment as a place to nurture and heal. These six major projects will cost us $35 million, the largest stimulus by far for the countys construction economy and money well spent for our patients and their families. Heres what we finished this summer, and what our neighbors can look forward to enjoying: Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Rehabilitation contains 54 beds, a gym overlooking a lovely pond, two interior gardens, extra-wide corridors, revised bathrooms and an enlarged nursing station. Working with Lynn Olsons original design for healthy aging, we added strategic features for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation director Heather Baker and her team, including Maria Feola, Sue Graziano, Karen Judd and Jennifer Shover dedicated this soothing and functional unit in September, before a large and supportive crowd. This year, Brookdale will admit more than 900 functionally challenged patients some who are unable to walk, swallow or speak due to strokes, operations or metabolic disorders. After their stay at Brookdale, most patients return home able to ambulate, eat, make themselves understood and lead happier and more functional lives. Brookdale is truly a noble place of healing, with a team of 130 professionals working together to serve our disabled neighbors. Naples Heart Institute, a 24,000square-foot office on the third floor of the Briggs Wellness Building, is home to 13 cardiologists and nearly 40 colleagues. The goal of this state-of-art institute is to become a medical destination for patients from around the county. Today, one of eight inpatients (those who spend a night or more at NCH) comes from outside our five-county area. Our intent is to become a single destination for patients with any type of heart problem. Our downtown NCH cafeteria underwent a summer makeover, courtesy of designers Evelyn Vance, Lee Almeida and Walt Tester. The warm and welcoming dining room now has the Garden of Hope and Courage as its focal point. To complement the new design, updated equipment and expanded gourmet offerings of Chefs Ron Mahon and John Hart, the NCH Food and Nutrition Department developed a five-week menu cycle that concentrates on health and wellness And under way Construction in process includes 64 private rooms on the fifth and sixth floors of the Baker Tower on the North Naples campus and a complete redo of 6-South on the downtown campus, both projects to be finished before year-end 2011. Two oversized operating rooms on the North Naples campus with new waiting rooms and pre-and post-operating area are scheduled for completion next spring. These projects are wonderful enhancements to NCH. But as welcome as they are, they still come in second to our most important resource: the people here who deliver quality care every day Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. TO YOUR HEALTHWorkshops focus on dementia caregivers, bereavementAvow Hospice offers the following free workshops led by Avow staff in the Ispiri community center: Those caring for a loved one who suffers from Alzheimers or other dementia diseases can learn patientand self-care techniques from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Sessions will focus on understanding dementia and reducing caregiver stress and increasing patient comfort. Volunteers may be available to sit with patients while their caregivers attend the session. For more information or to register, call 649-3689. A bereavement workshop for children aged 6-12 who have experienced the death of someone they love will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Creative and therapeutic activities will provide opportunities to express feelings, build coping skills and reinforce positive memories of their loved ones, all within a relaxed, safe and nonjudgmental environment. Parents are invited to a group session from 9-10:30 a.m. to learn tips for supporting their grieving children. For registration or more information, call Raquel Gonzalez, childrens bereavement counselor, at 261-4404, ext. 3724. The Avow campus is at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane.Health department has flu shotsSeasonal flu shots, including a highdose shot for people ages 65 and older, are available at the Collier County Health Department. Pneumonia shots are available year round. Hours are 9-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment necessary. Cost is $30 for the regular flu vaccine, $50 for the high-dose shot and $70 for the pneumonia shot. The health department will bill Medicare or insurance for those who bring their card and ID. The health department is at 3339 Tamiami Trail E. For more information, call 252-8555.Seminars offered at Physicians RegionalThe following free seminars are coming up at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge: Whats New and What Works for Painful Knees and Hips, presented by orthopedic surgeon Robert Zehr at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 Dr. Zehr will discuss treatments including direct anterior total hip replacement, MRIdirected custom aligned total knee replacement, the Oxford unicompartmental knee and the rapid recovery program. Relief from Back Pain, presented by orthopedic surgeon Robert Biscup at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 Dr. will discuss causes of back pain as well as surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge is at 6101 Pine Ridge Road. Although attendance is free, reservations are requested and can be made by calling 348-4180 or visiting www. I would have never guessed that Molly Kir k had under gone brain surgery a month before. I was talking with her mom when Molly came into the room and put her arm around me. Shed not met me before, but she was eager to tell me about her recent experience at Camp Boggy Creek. Her enthusiasm was palpable as she told me about her new friends and all the fun stuff she did at camp. She even shared her photos. For 12-year-old Molly, Boggy Creek wasnt just camp. It was the first time she had been away from her twin brother Max and the rest of the family. Molly has lived with epilepsy since she was 17 months old. Seizures had stolen her independence and chunks of her childhood. The surgery shed just been through was an attempt to stop those seizures. And it seemed to be working. Rewind three years ago and meet Danny Rosenfeld, a 24-year-old college graduate whose epilepsy had been under control since he was 16 until the day he had a seizure as he was driving to work. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the accident, but Mr. Rosenfelds seizures were back, robbing him of the ability to drive or hold a job. He had no choice but to move to Naples to live with his parents. Danny is not a candidate for surgery to stop his seizures, so his challenge is finding a way to live and work with his epilepsy.Organizing a local presenceMolly and Mr. Rosenfeld are among the 360,000 Floridians living with epilepsy every day. Every year, another 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disorder. It is estimated that up to 50,000 deaths occur annually in the U.S. HEALTHY LIVING S i d l k b k b t z d u p allenWEISS STRAIGHT TALK Summer was anything but slow for major projects at NCH SWF support network is building for epilepsy patients and families COURTESY PHOTODanny Rosenfeld visits Molly Kirk in the hospital after Mollys brain surgery. BY JENNIFER VAROSKISpecial to Florida Weekly


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DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIC SURGEON BOARD CERTIFIED: AMERICAN BOARD OF LOWER EXTREMITY SURGEONS NEW PATIENTS WELCOME NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 In an economic climate where businesses are scaling down, CHS Healthcare is expanding programs to meet the need for primary care services in the Collier County community. CHSs signature program, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, is adding a dental sealant program and partnering to make autism screenings available and convenient for local families. The RMCM Advisory Council, along with the CHS executive staff and board, feel this is exactly the time to increase services to a community hard hit by our present economy. During the past seven years, all involved with the Care Mobile have been committed to ensuring the RMCM program fill gaps in needed services to children throughout Collier County. Since 2004, the Care Mobile has been adapting to those needs, delivering medical and dental services to our most at-risk population of children where they live, play and attend school. But why choose dental sealants? Recent studies show sealants to be the most effective procedure in the reduction of caries (tooth decay), making a preventative, school-based dental program a perfect fit for the Care Mobiles mission. With growing concern about the number of children diagnosed with autism disorders across the country, CHS partnership with Eden Autism Services is a well-timed addition to the screenings available through the RMCM program as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every 110 children is diagnosed with some form of autism spectrum disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Early intervention is the best weapon we have to combat autism, but it must first be diagnosed. While there is no known cure, studies consistently show that early treatment services offer the child with autism the best possible developmental outcome. Autism screenings will be offered aboard the Care Mobile to children ages 18 months to 5 years old, free of charge and administered by Edens director of clinical services and its director of behavioral services, who is a boardcertified behavior analyst. A physicians referral will not be required to receive an autism screening. To schedule a screening, call Eden at 992-4680, ext. 5011. And thats not allThe expansion of CHS services to the community doesnt stop at the RMCM program, however. CHS will open another location in North Naples to serve as a primary care home for more Collier residents. While the majority of CHSs 48,000 patients are children, the need for increased access to primary care extends to the whole family. Our Mike Davis Medical Center in East Naples continues to be an extremely busy office and highlights the need to offer another primary care location in Naples. The new office, Creekside Family Practice, is on schedule to open in November off Immokalee Road, within walking distance of CHSs Creekside Pediatrics. In other news, the Martin Foundation Inc. recently has awarded CHS Healthcare Foundation $18,000 for the purchase of automated external defibrillators to be placed in CHS Healthcares primary care offices. CHS Healthcare has been addressing the health care needs of Collier County residents since 1977. The organization offers primary and preventative medical, pediatric and dental health care services and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. It has grown from two trailers in Immokalee to its current network of 12 locations. For more information, visit www. collier,org, or call Connie Dillon, executive director of the CHS Healthcare Foundation, at 658-3111.CHS Healthcare expanding services for Collier children and families Get ready, get set for Stroller DerbyCollier Child Care Resources second annual Stroller Derby and family fun event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Edison State College-Collier Campus. Proceeds help with tuition for low-income families whose children attend CCCRs NCEF Early Childhood Development Center. Derby strollers must be homemade, have four wheels and be pushed by the handle; they cannot be motorized. One adult must sit in the stroller while two adults push it to the finish line. Competition classes include students, charitable organizations/clubs, small and large businesses. Other fun will include arts and crafts, face painting, a magician, music, refreshments and raffles. Admission is free. 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Since the 1990s, the introduction of a series of effective nonsteroidal inflamatory drugs (NSAIDs such as Rimadyl, Metacam and Deramaxx), along with the increased acceptance and use of complementary pain medications, has changed veterinary practice. Previously, many veterinarians had avoided pain control for animals after surgery. The consensus view was that if moving hurt, a pet would be more likely to be still while healing. That thinking was changed by research showing that animals heal more quickly when pain is controlled. For veterinarians such as Downing, these improvements in pain management made it clear that in some cases, they could also ease the suffering for animals for whom they could do little else. Only a small percentage of the nations veterinarians offer end-of-life care, but there are signs that this is beginning to change. Indications of the increased interest include the first-ever pet hospice symposium at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, followed by the founding of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care the following year. The American Veterinary Medical Association recently revised its guidelines to emphasize that veterinarians who do not offer hospice services should be prepared to refer clients to a veterinarian who does. Although advances in veterinary pain management have helped propel the idea of hospice, thats not all there is to palliative care. Other means of easing an animals suffering may include regular subcutaneous fluids to improve hydration such as I provide to my dog oxygen therapy and assistance devices such as slings to support weakened hind ends. Hospice help may also include physical and massage therapy as well as advice: urging the covering of slippery floors with rugs for better traction, or finding or developing diets that support a patient who may not want to eat. Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine, such as acupuncture, can be part of the package as well as it is for Drew. The final aspect of veterinary hospice is recognizing when its time to say goodbye. And while Im certainly not looking forward to it, I know Ill be better prepared for the end after the extra time together my dog and I have both enjoyed. A month after a diagnosis of terminal kidney failure, Drew enjoyed a four-day family camping trip. Daily hospice care at home is supporting his quality of life. Cheating deathHome hospice offers options for those whose pets are dying Pets of the Week To adopt or foster a pet This weeks pets are from Humane Society Naples. 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Most of our giving will go to our spouses, children, family, friends and charities... in some semblance of that order. This giving is not de facto; it still requires planning, deliberation, heartfelt consideration and monitoring. However, regardless of how wellintentioned the generosity, the gift can often be to the detriment of the recipient. Generosity can often become a crutch for others and, in fact, unknowingly ease them into a lifestyle of dependency upon the giver (and other successive givers) and, ultimately, create an attitude of entitlement. Generosity without any strings attached sounds a lot better than generosity with strings attached, unless the strings are meant to reward and encourage the recipient of the gift, to condition their behavior and to promote assumption of responsibility for their own financial well-being. 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Consider the possibility of having your parental generosity in funding college costs be matched by your childs industry. Instead of paying for all of your childs college costs, have your child commit to a percentage contribution, through savings, a job concurrent with college or their incurrence of student loans. Require him or her to have some skin in the game. Family and friends Many givers want to respond to this group. Unfortunately, blank-check generosity can become crippling, inhibiting resumption of an independent and vibrant life. Giving money without constraints is often so very much easier than getting involved with the underlying causes. And writing a check often translates into writing another check and another check. Pretty soon an economic dependent has been birthed. Why not give the recipient of your generosity the incentive to solve his problems and become self-sufficient? 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A graduate of the University of North Florida, she began her career at the fullservice advertising and marketing agency with an internship in 2009. Her experience includes broadcast sales, sports media, corporate event planning for a variety of clients as well as marketing for clients in the real estate development and homebuilding industries. Bay, Wis. Chambers of Commerce Kaitlan ODonnell has joined the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as executive assistant to the chamber president and CEO and secretary to the boards of the chamber and Leadership Collier Foundation. Ms. ODonnell has seven years of experience as an administrative and legal assistant. She holds a bachelors degree in legal studies from the College of Professional Studies at FGCU. Christine Ross, president and CEO of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, has been named the first executive director of the Bonita Springs/Estero Economic Development Council. Ms. Ross, who will remain in her role at the helm of the chamber, is working toward designation as a Certified Economic Developer through the International Economic Development Council, having recently completed courses in business retention and expansion and economic development credit analysis. The following individuals have been nominated for three-year terms on the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors: Alan Brown, current chamber president; Nancy Carrington, owner, Marco Island Florist; Kevin Donlan, Publix; Joyce McFarland, co-owner, the Marco Island Clothing Co.; Wayne Rose, the Snook Inn; Jada Shigley director of reservations, Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa; and Kristi Willems, vice president/branch manager, M&I Bank. Food and Beverage Certified Executive Chef P. Richard Brumm will join the staff of Bonita Bay Club in November. Mr. Brumm, currently executive chef at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, earned Southeast Regional Chef of the Year honors in 2009 and placed second for the American Culinary Federation national title. He previously served as executive sous chef at the La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach; chef de cuisine at The Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth, R.I.; and a la carte sous chef at Oneida Golf and Country Club in Green Bay, Wis. A self-taught cook, Mr. Brumm earned his associate degree in culinary arts and an advanced baking certificate from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis. Health Care Holly Burnette has been named director of human resources for CHS Healthcare Inc. She comes to the organization from Port Charlotte, where she worked as COO and human resources director for an ophthalmic practice and surgery center. Jim Warnken has joined the Neighborhood Health Clinic as CEO. Formerly was a senior business consultant with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright and Co., he has more than 20 years of health-care management experience including CFO and CEO roles within the NCH Healthcare System. Mr. Warnken succeeds Nina Gray, who will continue serving the Neighborhood Health Clinic by transitioning into a new role as chief development officer focusing on donor acquisition and stewardship, organizing and overseeing major gift campaigns and grant writing. Mr. Warnken earned his bachelors degree from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., and started his career in public accounting with Big Four accounting firms. He is a graduate of Leadership Collier and Leadership Lee programs. Higher Education Phil Memoli has been named executive director of the Hodges University Foundation and vice president of university advancement for the school. Mr. Memoli joined the university staff in 2005 as director of development. A graduate of Florida State University, he served as CEO for the Del Tura Group, developers of the Del Tura Community in North Fort Myers, and also worked as marketing director for CellularOne and AT&T. Lighting Steve Adams, president of Naplesbased Lighting First, announces the opening of the companys third showroom and its first location in Fort Myers at 12879 S. Cleveland Ave. A second-generation, family-owned and operated business, Lighting First opened in East Naples in 1984. Bay, Wis. Moving and Storage Jaclyn Henderson has joined the Naples office of William C. Huff Companies to handle social media, community relations and networking events. A New Hampshire native, she studied anthropology at the University of Florida. Her father has owned William C. Huff Companies since 1998. The company specializes in local, national and international receiving and delivery services for homeowners, builders, designers, architects and estate managers. Nonpro t Organizations George Ahearn has been named chairman and Karl Williams vice chairman of SCORE Naples. Dr. Ahearn joined SCORE in 2009 and has served as the organizations vice chairman as well as marketing director. He held various international executive positions with Exxon Chemical and is currently the president of GeoGroup Holdings LLC, a Naples-based consulting company focused on the chemical industry. Mr. Williams worked for GE for 35 years and is currently the COO of O3 Hygienics, a start-up company that develops and sells ozone generators used for water/ice purification, food processing and laundry cleaning applications. Ron Moores, Gerry Seiff and Jim Swanker have joined the board of directors for The Marco Players. A longtime volunteer with the theater company, Mr. Moores served as technical director for the 2003-2004 season. He will serve as chair of the play reading committee this year. Mr. Seiff has stage-managed more than 20 productions for The Naples Players and has worked as a stage manager, lighting director and rigger for numerous professional and community theaters. Mr. Swanker has volunteered with The Marco Players in several capacities. Darlene Grossman has joined the Harry Chapin Food Bank as capit al campaign director to identify new donors and funding sources and organize initiatives to solicit their support. She will also be responsible for all aspects of the campaign in achieving its goal of $4.5 million. Ms. Grossman has devoted her career to the cultivation and solicitation of donors and creating new and creative fundraising vehicles. She served 16 years with the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools as president and CEO and also worked in business development and fundraising for hospice programs in Naples and Fort Myers. On the corporate level, she has worked in marketing, public relations and special events for The News-Press and Conric PR & Marketing. ON THE MOVE Grossman Ferris ODonnell Warnken Memoli


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RSVP to Carrie Horner at 4366100 or visit 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 The American Business Womens Association-Neapolitan Chapter meets for dinner and a program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Nancy Lee Scarpa, author of Rise Above It: Simple Steps for Significant Change, will discuss Work/Life Balance Strategies for Todays Business Woman. Cost is $29 for members, $34 for others. Register at by Thursday, Oct. 20. Late registrations can be accepted with payment of a $5 surcharge. 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. 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Double D Leasing LLC has purchased 6,000 square feet of commercial space at 27821 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, for $480,000 from Planet Karaoke Properties LC. Craig Timmins and Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. represented the seller, and Matthew Stephan and Andrew DeSalvo of Premier Commercial Inc. represented the buyer. Maria Elena Canete and Angel Arturo Canete d/b/a Gallo Fino Caf, have leased 1,176 square feet of retail space at 336 Ninth St. N. from Cooke & Cooke Properties. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Premier Investments of Southwest Florida Inc. has leased 904 square feet of office space at 3960 Radio Road from Francisca Deben Fernandez. Doris Taylor of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/ Naples represented the tenant. Mary Willkomm of Perfect Properties represented the landlord. Paradise Properties of SWFL LLC has leased 235 square feet of office space at Dockside Boardwalk, 1100 Sixth Ave. S., from Dockside LLC. Bill Young of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction. Quality Healthcare Inc., dba 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. Mattress Xpress Inc. has leased 2,760 square feet of retail space at 1082 Fifth Ave. S. from EEP-WRS LLC. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Senor Tequilas Pineridge Inc. has leased 5,567 square feet of retail space at 13040 Livingston Road, Unit 1, from Livingston and Pine Ridge LLC. Clint Sherwood of Investment Properties Corp. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS Downing-Frye Realty announced the following sales and listings leaders for September: Gus Panutsos, sales leader, and Karen Coney Coplin, listings leader in the Naples office. Jay Berube, sales leader, and Cheryl Mease listings leader in the Bonita Springs office. Sally Masters, broker associate at the North Naples office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, received the Unsung Hero Award from the Naples Area Board of Realtors in recognition of her efforts on behalf of NABOR. Ms. Masters was also recently elected vice president-membership for the Womens Council of Realtors, Naples-onthe-Gulf Chapter. John R. Wood Realtors welcomes the following new associates: Bruce Ives has joined the Thompson-Griffin team in the Bonita Springs office. Originally from Virginia Beach, Va., he holds a degree in marketing from Old Dominion University and previously owned a tile and grout cleaning company. Nick Potestio has joined the agencys Old Naples office. Originally from Rochester Hills, Minn., he earned a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Bob Spencer has joined the North Naples office. Originally from Somers Point, N.J., he attended Valley Forge Military Academy and previously worked in property management. He belongs to NABOR. Michael Modjeska has joined the Naples office of Downing-Frye Realty as a sales associate. Originally from McKinleyville, Calif., he attended the University of Northern Iowa and College of the Redwoods. He belongs to NABOR and the Florida and National associations of Realtors. Stan Winters was named Sales Manager of the Month for September at Toll Brothers. A sales manager at The Reserve at Estero, he has been with the company since 2007 and previously worked in construction sales. Toll Brothers reports a surge in new home sales at Firano at Naples, the developers community of single-family homes on Davis Boulevard. In the first three quarters of our fiscal year, we experienced a 71 percent increase in sales over the same period last year, says Ken Thirtyacre, president of Toll Brothers Florida West Division. The numbers have prompted the company to move up the timeframe for opening the final phase of the community, he adds. Toll Brothers offers seven home designs at Firano at Naples, with sizes ranging from 2,058 square feet to 3,024 square feet under air. Six designs have a first-floor master suite. Prices begin in the mid-$300,000s. The communitys newest designerdecorated model, the Serino, earned two Sand Dollar awards from the Collier Building Industry Association. The single-story home with three bedrooms plus a study and 2 baths encompasses 2,277 square feet of air-conditioned living space and offers a covered entry, lanai and two-car garage. Special features include coffered ceilings with crown molding, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, upgraded cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a mitered glass window in the breakfast area. The master suite features his-and-her walkin closets and a luxurious bath with granite countertops, a walk-through shower and a jetted Kohler tub with a granite-topped surround. Upon completion, Firano at Naples will have 112 residences on approximately 40 acres. Amenities open for residents use include a clubhouse with a community room, catering kitchen, fitness center and media center as well as a pool with sunning decks, a spa and a childrens playground. The sales center and several designer-decorated models are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 5965966 or visit REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 RECENT TRANSACTIONS Buyers make themselves at home in Firano SEE TRANSACTIONS, B19 MASTERS POTESTIO IVES COURTESY PHOTOThe Serino model earned CBIA Sand Dollar awards for Product Design of the Year and for Best Master Suite, shown here. The Saviero is a popular two-story design offered in Firano at Naples.






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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 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 Premier Properties Call 261.3148 MonSat 9-5 & Sun 12-5 19 QUAIL CREEK 12955 White Violet Drive $1,575,000 Premier Properties Sharon Kaltenborn 248-1964 20 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES 311 Flamingo Avenue $1,595,000 Premier Properties Marlene Suarez 2900585 21 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105 $1,895,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 Also Available: #901 $1,595,000; #501 $1,425,000; #401 $1,399,000; #608 $765,000 22 COQUINA SANDS 623 Murex Drive $1,975,000 Premier Properties V.K. Melhado 216-6400 >$2,000,00023 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 Premier Properties Call 239.514.5050 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5>$3,000,00024 OLD NAPLES LA MAISON DES FLEURS 425 5th Street South $3,299,000 Premier Properties Larry White 273-5653 25 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Ln $3,350,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler 649-8026 26 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. From $3,995,000 Premier Properties Paul Drake 272-8471 M-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5>$4,000,00027 OLD NAPLES 150 Gulf Shore Blvd. South $4,500,000 Premier Properties Philip Collins 404-6800>$5,000,000 28 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1481 Anhinga Pointe $5,100,000 Premier Properties Jeannie McGearty 248-4333 29 PARK SHORE 345 Devils Bight $5,250,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$11,000,000 30 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$300,0001 PELICAN LANDING SANDPIPER ISLE 24300 Sandpiper Isle Way #202 $339,000 Premier Sothebys International Realtys Stephanie/John Coburn/Pam Umscheid 948-4000 2 PELICAN MARSH VENTURA 8816 Ventura Way $399,000 Premier Properties Pat Duggan 216-1980 >$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon Sun 1-4 4 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 Premier Properties Call 239.594.9400 Mon-Sat 10-8 & Sun 12-8>$500,0005 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 Premier Properties Call 239.495.1105 MonSat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 6 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 1997 Mission Drive $595,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552>$600,000 7 THE CROSSINGS MILL RUN 6941 Mill Run Circle $644,000 Premier Properties Dave/Ann R enner 7845552 8 MOORINGS COMMODORE CLUB 222 Harbour Drive #109 $679,000 Premier Properties Robin/Tim Weidle 6434608 Also Available: #107 $399,000 9 BONITA SPRINGS BRENDAN COVE 27121 Driftwood Drive $689,000 Premier Properties Mark Leone 784-5686>$700,000 10 PELICAN BAY VILLAS AT PELICAN BAY 561 Gulf Park Drive #4 $749,000 Premier Properties Kathy Morris 777-8654 11 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 Premier Properties Call 239.594.1700 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5>$900,00012 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 122 Edgemere Way South $995,000 Premier Properties Kathryn Hurvitz 659-5126 >$1,000,000 13 BONITA BAY ESTANCIA 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd. #1404 $1,095,000 Premier Properties Ginger Lickley 860-4661 Also Available: #2203 $994,900; #1601 $895,000 14 PARK SHORE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #PH-7 $1,100,000 Premier Properties Carol Loder 860-4326 15 OLD NAPLES 11th Avenue South $1,495,000 Carol Steeves 240-7809 16 BONITA BAY ESPERIA SOUTH 4951 Bonita Bay Blvd. #PH202 $1,395,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson 564-1282 Also Available: #2105 $989,900 17 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,500,000 Premier Properties 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 20-26, 2011


NOWMORE THAN EVER With three exceptional private neighborhoods in which to choose from Torino, Miramonte and Traditions the time to buy at Grey Oaks could not be more perfect. NAPLES PREMIER CLUB COMMUNITY Grey Oaks remains the right club in the right place: Naples number-one-rated private club, with 54 holes of championship golf, eight Har-Tru tennis courts and a 5,550-square-foot tness center. UNPRECEDENTED VALUE New prices offer unprecedented value on the home you have long desired a home to be enjoyed by you and your family for generations to come. Here, you enjoy the privilege of holding the keys to your future. Visit our sales of ce to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.VILLAS AT MIRAMONTE AND TORINO PRICED FROM JUST UNDER $1 Million THE BOUGAINVILLEA at Torino he Right Time, the Right Place, the Right Price.T239.262.5557 800.294.2426 www.greyoaks.comAirport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Grey Oaks is offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice.THE HIBISCUS at Miramonte Previously owned homes available from the $600s to over $6 million.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 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 Haunted seat?Antiques expert Terry Kovel explains how ghosts seem to follow some pieces. C20 Breakfast in RedStarting the day with the American Heart Association, and more events around town. C28-29 Making it upNaples City Improv launches another season of ad-libbing at The Norris Center. C9 Twenty-nine of the most revered names in the world of wine will arrive in town for the 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival: Believe in the Magic. Nine of the esteemed vintners are making their festival debut this year, among them GAJA, one of Italys greatest Barbaresco and Barolo producers and Napa Valleys Dana Estates, which earned a perfect 100 from wine critic Robert Parker Jr. for its 2007 Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Also new to the festival is Korta Katarina from Croatia, owned by Naples Children & Education Foundation trustees Penny and Lee Anderson, who will pour their wines as one of the vintners at the festival luncheon following Meet the Kids Day tours. Vintners for the 2012 festival come from THERES NOTHING QUITE AS FUNNY AS DESPERATION, SAYS ROBERT Cacioppo, producing artistic director at Florida Repertory Theatre. Desperation is such a great thing, he says. Its wonderful if you can get an actor to be desperate about something: He desperately wants the girl to marry him, or someone desperately wants to win the race. One of my favorite quotes in the theater is from the famous critic Kenneth Tynan, who says that all theater Guest vintners help make wine fest a magical affair SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ RUMORSHAS ITFlorida Rep opens 14th season with hilarious desperationBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ Gulfshore Playhouse has a regional premiere. C4 >>inside:SEE RUMORS, C4 SEE NWWF, C22

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 C3 When did you discover your creative talents? I fell in love with photography and capturing nature when I was 13. I was a Boy Scout and loved the outdoors. Where did you grow up? I was an Air Force brat and was born at the Pentagon hospital when my father was stationed there. My family moved to Naples when I was 10. Ive lived in Naples for 40 great years. Describe your art form and style. I prefer to photograph the natural beauty that Mother Nature has provided. I love pure nature. I want the viewer to be enticed into the image to feel they are actually viewing the scene in person. I feel black-and-white creates a cleaner, simpler expression. What equipment do you use? For my landscapes, I use a 50-year-old Deardorff, 8-by-10, large-f ormat camera. It gives such amazing detail, even when enlarged to wall size. Are you a full-time photographer? Photography is my hobby. I work as the head golf professional at Wilderness Country Club. It is ironic that I love nature and I work at a place called the Wilderness, which is an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. What inspires you? South Floridas unique beauty. We have water almost everywhere you look. I love capturing its relationship to land. Water has a soothing effect. Where can we see your work? Much of my work is in private collections. Who have you studied with? A few years ago, I had the pleasure of spending a day with Clyde Butcher. He is the master of large-format, black-and-white landscapes. How do you feel your work contributes to our community? I bring areas of Florida, like the Everglades and its rare orchids, to those who cant (or wont) go out and hike through swamp. Most people dont care to hike with alligators or moccasins. Outside of photography, what are you passionate about? I love live music. My last class in college was Introduction to Jazz, and we had three musicians play different kinds of jazz in each class. It would bring me to tears. Do you have a favorite quotation? Henry Ford: Whether you think you can or think you cant, youre right. Any guilty pleasures? Dark chocolate. Isnt it good for you? Dont they say, A pound a day keeps the doctor away? 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 ARTISTS AMONG USJay Staton, photographer Third Street South Sidewalk Sale Stroll down Third Street South and the Avenues to nd great deals from the many chic and original shops! For more info call (239) 434-6533 ALL DENTAL SERVICESWith This Ad. Expires 10/31/11 20% OFF

PAGE 59 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 comes down to desperation, he adds. Whether its a Feydeau farce, and the husband is trying to keep his wife out of the closet because his naked girlfriend is hiding in there, or its Oedipus Rex, the mainspring of all drama is desperation, Mr. Cacioppo says. And Rumors, the opening show of Florida Reps 14th season, has it in spades. Many comedies can take 20 or 25 minutes to introduce the characters and set up the situation, and only after that does the fun begin, Mr. Cacioppo says. But Rumors is running at full speed when it opens. Heres the setup: Ten minutes before the play begins, a couple arrives for a dinner party. They hear two gunshots, and so break into the house. The food is out, but the maids are gone, as is the hosts wife. They find their host upstairs, unconscious and bleeding all over the rug. The audience learns all of this as the other guests arrive and the first couple explains the extraordinary situation to them. They want to save this guy, help him, Mr. Cacioppo says. So right from the minute the curtain comes up, were in a crisis situation, desperately trying to save our friend and, in the end, ourselves, from trouble. The situation is so desperate so actiondriven so much fun. Rumors was playwright Neil Simons first farce. He wrote it after his famous autobiographical trilogy of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. After exploring his upbringing and explaining his parents breakup in these heartfelt comedic dramas, Mr. Cacioppo says, it was refreshing for him to explore out-and-out comedy. In Rumors, Mr. Simon mirrored the great farces of the past, he explains, adding that Feydeaus farces took place in elegant hotels, and Molieres in fancy houses. Even the Marx Brothers had a farce set on a luxury liner. In Rumors, the set is a posh estate. Its the kind of set the audience will ooh and aah over, Mr. Cacioppo promises. Its all so high-end. The men are in tuxedos and women are in gowns. To see this high-end place be made a mess and these high-end people become so unraveled, is fun to watch. Such opulence and airs, he adds, are the perfect ingredients for a farce right off the bat. Do we want to see some poor person who has problems go through pain? No. But we like seeing wealthy people slip on a banana peel, seeing people who have it all get unnerved. People at the very top of everything, they deserve to fall a little bit. Its the classic formula for farce. Whenever Moliere was writing his farces, they took place in magnificent homes with people wearing fancy clothes and perfume. This is who the people in the audience (back then) paid 10 cents or a penny to get in to see. They liked laughing at the people who were their superiors, Mr. Cacioppo says. Its very clever, the way (Mr. Simon) mirrored the structure of classic farces: Moliere, Noel Coward, Feydeau. He pauses, then adds about Mr. Simon: I guess hes also mirroring himself. By the time hes writing this play, hes one of the wealthiest writers in the world, so hes friends with other wealthy people.Laughs aplentyThis is the third time for Mr. Cacioppo to direct Rumors. His first production was in 1997 at the Pirate Playhouse on Sanibel. He reprised the show in 2002 at Florida Rep. Its one of the few shows hes directed three times. (The Fantasticks and You Cant Take It With You also fall into that category.) The hardest thing for me, and the most important thing for me, is to start anew, and not copy my last production, he says. Of course, good casting helps. Its really, really important that the people I get to be in a comedy are funny, he says. You cant make people funny. You either have it, or you dont. Cast members include many whove been on the Florida Rep stage: Brad DePlanche (who was Clown # 2 in The 39 Steps), Carrie Lund (the maid in Boeing, Boeing), Viki Boyle (the confused actress with the sardines in Noises Off), David S. Howard (the wise patriarch from You Cant Take It With You), Michelle Damato (the titular dog in Sylvia) and Mark Chambers (the playboys shy friend in Boeing-Boeing.) Part of the reason for the revival of Rumors is the previous success its enjoyed with Southwest Florida theatergoers. The audiences just eat it up, Mr. Cacioppo says. Neil Simon is really an expert at turning a phrase, setting up a joke and embodying characters with humorous characteristics. Were still in a recession, he adds. In good times, people are drawn to comedies, and in rough times, theyre even more drawn. The show even makes the actors laugh in rehearsals. A video clip of the first read-through (see it at shows the cast laughing its way through the script. We laugh all day long, Mr. Cacioppo says. They call it play for a reason; were in this group to play, and play with each other. The producers of the original Broadway show claimed that Rumors contains 6,000 laughs. They actually had a company come in and track every laugh in the show, and they came up with 6,000, he says. With perfect comedic timing, he pauses, then adds, I actually think I have one more than that.Be warnedAudiences shouldnt expect anything deep or thought-provoking from Rumors. This play has no redeeming qualities whatsoever, except that its incredibly funny, he declares. And thats a (legitimate) reason for a theater piece or a movie to exist, just to make people laugh. Whats the point of Something About Mary? Nothing, except to make people laugh. Animal House? No redeeming qualities, but to make people laugh. If someone doesnt want to laugh, he concludes, they should absolutely not come to this play. RUMORSFrom page 1 DAVID DACK MAKI / COURTESY PHOTOThe cast of Rumors VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Bob Cacioppo and Jason Parrish Rumors>> When: Oct. 25-Nov. 19 (previews Oct. 25-27) >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Tickets: $40 and $45 (previews $20 and $25) >> Info: 332-4488 or www.BoxOf ce@ in the know Gulfshore Playhouse opens its 2011-12 season with the southeastern premiere of Handle with Care, a romantic comedy by Jason Odell Williams. The show opens Friday, Oct. 28 (preview Oct. 27) and runs through Nov. 20 at The Norris Center. The play follows the story of Ayelet, an Israeli girl whose grandmother drags her along on a road trip to America in search of a dream. Despite a botched DHL delivery, an unexpected blizzard and an ill-equipped translator whos not really cut out for the job, the clues her grandmother deftly leaves behind eventually lead Ayelet to find what she didnt even know she was looking for: her destiny. The playwright has been in residence throughout the rehearsal process and will remain in Naples throughout the run of the show. He will conduct talkbacks with the audience after the 8 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 10, and after the 3 p.m. shows on Sundays, Nov. 13 and 20. Mr. Williams began writing plays in 2007. Since then his work has been developed at Primary Stages, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Jersey Rep, the Bleecker Street Theatre, the Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rep Stage and the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Three of his plays were produced in New York last season. Mr. Williams wife, Charlotte Cohn, a former lieutenant in the Israeli army, stars as Ayelet. An operatic singer who has performed on Broadway, Ms. Cohn earned an Ovation Award for her role in La Boheme at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Gulfshore Playhouse and The Norris Center will present her cabaret show, Simply Complicated: The Elegant Escapades of a Danish-Israeli Opera Singing Tank Commander in April. The rest of the cast for Handle With Care is comprised of Geraldine Librandi as Norma, Michael Zlabinger as Josh and Justin Swain as Terrance. Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, directs. I am proud to be producing a new play, and ecstatic to have found such a lovely play, Ms. Coury says. It involves the very human and universal themes of love, destiny and difficulty communicating. The companys 2011-12 season continues with: Race, by David Mamet (Jan. 27-Feb. 12) The Fox on the Fairway, by Ken Ludwig (March 2-18) Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire (April 6-17). For tickets or more information, call 261-7529 or e-mail Ms. Coury at Regional premiere opens new season for Gulfshore Playhouse >> Handle With Care, by Gulfshore Playhouse >> When: Oct. 28-Nov. 20 (preview Oct. 27) >> Where: The Norris Center >> Tickets: $15-$50 >> Info: 261-7529 or in the know SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOSCharlotte Cohn, left, stars as Ayelet in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Handle with Care. Playwright Jason Odell Williams, right, will be in residence during the production.


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PAGE 61 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro BELLY DANCERS NIGHTComplimentary while you dine.2-4-118% gratuity added before discount. Must present coupon. Dine-in only. Limit 2 persons per coupon. EVERY DAY ENJOY LUNCH WITH PRIX-FIXE 3-COURSE MENU Not valid on holidays.EVERY NIGHT ENJOY DINNER WITH PRIX-FIXE 3-COURSE MENU Not valid on holidays. October 28, 20117pm 10pm at the band shell at Cambier Park6th Ave. S. & 8th St. S., Naples, Fl.34102Tickets $15 (239) 213-3049 Part of the Bluewater Acoustic & Bluegrass music series in co operartion with The Norris Center & The Florida Fish Hook TourBring a lawn chair & get set for some scary good Bluegrass!www.davidparmleyandcontinentaldivide.netDavid Parmley & Continental Divide For more info email or Weekend Best Bets Oct 21: Evening on Fifth/City Fest kick-off veremony. Fifth Avenue South. 692-8436 or Oct 21: Rock-Tober-Fest at Sweet Art Gallery. 597-2110 or www.thesweetart Oct 21-23: Founders Exhibition. Naples Art Association at The von Liebig. 262-6517 or Oct 22: Free Family Fun Day at the Naples Museum of Art. 597-1900 or Oct 22: Film: Russ Stahlman. Naples Historical Society at Palm Cottage. 2618164 or Oct 23: Naples Concert Band. Cambier Park. 2 63-9521 or www.naplescon Theater Later Life By The Naples Players Oct. 26-Nov. 19 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. The Laramie Project By Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers, through Oct. 22. www.laboratorythe or 218-0481. Sugar At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, though Nov. 19. 278-4422 or Pinkalicious By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 11. 278-4422 or Invasion of Privacy By Theatre Conspiracy, Fort Myers, through Oct. 22. 936-3239 or Thursday, Oct. 20 Trunk Shows Marissa Collections presents Hatmosphere 2011, a trunk show of the newest hat fashions. The shop also hosts an Oscar de la Renta resortwear trunk show today and Friday. 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or www.Marissa Friday, Oct. 21 Ad Libbing Naples City Improv performs at 8 p.m. at the Norris Center. 213-3049. See story page C9. Bluegrass Tunes The Sawgrass Drifters perform from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $5 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Saturday, Oct. 22 Fall Fun St. Monicas Episcopal Church hosts Pumpkinfest from 10 a.m.1 p.m. 7070 Immokalee Road. 591-4550 or Talent & Cars A Cool Cruisers Antique Car Show runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the 10th Street Design District. Enjoy a talent competition, musical performances and belly dancing. 270-4478. Psychic Saturday Petunias of Naples hosts Psychic Saturday with Candyce Strafford from 1-9 p.m. 852 Fifth Ave. S. 403-3550. RiverFest The fifth annual Bonita Springs RiverFest runs from 1-7 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41 Road. Enjoy canoe and kayak races, a fish fry and family run. 949-6262. Fashion & More Dress for Success runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. next to the Gap Outlet at Miromar Outlets. Enjoy fashion demonstrations on appropriate interview attire, experts on rsum WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOFamilies will have a wildly good time at Boo at the Zoo from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Naples Zoo. Kids are encouraged to come in costume, and everyone can watch the Zoos wild animals go wild carving pumpkins and other treats with tooth, hoof and claw. With at least one child in costume, the whole family receives 50 percent off regular admission. Jessica Berent stars in the title role in Always Patsy Cline by The Naples Players on stage through Oct. 29 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or building and interview tips, raffles, prizes and more. Family Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts a free Family Activity Day from 1-3 p.m. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcen Halloween Fun BOOWEEN, a fundraiser for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, runs from 4-8 p.m. at Foggs Nursery, 10270 Immokalee Road. Festivities include pumpkin carving and face painting. $5; children under 5 are free. Fleet Blessing As part of the CityFest celebration, the inaugural Blessing of the Fleet in Crayton Cove is set for 4:30-5:30 p.m. Boaters parade past the Naples City Dock to receive a blessing prior to the start of the boating season and visitor season. RSVP to 248-0834 or Singing Policeman Daniel Rodriguez, the tenor who rose to fame as the Singing Policeman following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, performs at 7 p.m. at Covenant Church of Naples/PCA, 6926 Trail Blvd. 597-3464. Faculty Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a Happy 200th Birthday Liszt Birthday Concert at 7:30 p.m. $7. 590-7851, pharkins@fgcu. edu or certs.html. Tango Time Repun Tango holds its first Naples milonga of the season from 8-11 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or (305) 785-8899. Sunday, Oct. 23 Foreign Film The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents Last Train Home (China, 2009) from 1-4 p.m. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737. Outdoor Tunes The Naples Concert Band performs from 2-4 p.m. at the Cambier Park band shell. Free. 213-3058. Monday, Oct. 24 B-I-N-G-O! Bingo season is under way 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 Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs features Night On Earth at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or


Tuesday, Oct. 25 Art Talk Robert Flynn Johnson presents Chasing Degas: Reflections of a Collector in Pursuit of This Elusive Master Over Four Decades at 10 a.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $20/$25. 597-1900 or Tribute Show To mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Naples High School Golden agle marching band performs for all past, present and future military personnel at 7:30 p.m. Gallery Night As part of CityFest, Palette to Palate Encores in Crayton Cove: A Restaurant and Gallery Hop, runs from 6-9 p.m. today and Wednesday. Visit numerous galleries and enjoy a small plates culinary theme at various restaurants. $60. 435-3938 or www. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Big Band The Townsmen Big Band Orchestra performs at 3:30 p.m. at the Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768. Fall Festival First Presbyterian Church of Naples presents its fall festival from 5-7:30 p.m. 262-1311. Art on Marco Art Walk runs from 5-8 p.m. at the Esplanade on Marco Island. 775-6345. Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts open mic night for singers, songwriters and musicians from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming Up Jazz Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Live at the Promenade! Dan Heck & Rebecca Richardson: An Evening of Jazz at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay (Art Walk begins at 5 p.m.). 495-8989 or Music Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents The Brilliant Flute f aculty and guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. $7. 590-7851 or pharkins Garland Tunes The Naples Philharmonic performs Beyond The Rainbow: The Music Of Judy Garland at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Bluegrass Concert Continental Divide performs oat 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058. Arts & Crafts The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art and Craft Show runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Cambier Park. Free. 250-0804. Trunk Show Petunias of Naples hosts an Elana Kattan trunk show from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 29. 852 Fifth Ave. S.Pumpkins Plein Air Artists of Crayton Cove will carve and paint pumpkins from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 29. Visitors will be able to purchase both decorated and undecorated pumpkins to take home. Music Fest The second annual Beach Music Festival take places Oct. 29 at the Marco Island Marriott. Events include a skimboard competition, sand castle building and childrens activities. Area restaurants battle for bragging rights in the Best Burger in Paradise competition. Performers include Casey Weston from The Voice. 642-2607 or Halloween Festivities Miromar Outlets hosts Mall-O-Ween from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Dancing Horses The Southwest Florida Dressage Association presents How Do You Do That?, a symposium on moving horses up the levels of dressage, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29 at DaVinci Farms in Fort Myers. 543-4032 or Pops Tribute The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Arthur Fiedlers Favorites! at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Dinner Dance The American Legion Auxiliary of Naples holds its second annual Flip Flop Dinner Dance from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 30 to benefit troops in transition to major hospitals. $10. 774-4707. Underground Art Underground Art Wednesday runs from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. Meet artists, tour studios and see exhibits. 821-1061. Sand Creations The 25th annual American Sandsculpting Competition and Beach Festival is set for Nov. 2-6 on Fort Myers Beach. 454-7500 or www. Submit calendar listings and photos to E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOInternationally acclaimed bluegrass artists Kenny and Amanda Smith perform a free concert from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the South Collier Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542. 699 fth avenue south, naples, orida 34102 888.403.8778 | 239.403.8777 | authenticallynaples. distinctivelydowntown. fth avenue southLets Party Down(town) Small companies can party big at the Inn on Fifth. Reserve a table for your holiday celebration, and well take care of the music, food and drinks. With relaxing poolside terraces, spacious ballrooms, chef-created menus, and inspired service, youll celebrate the season with exceptional cuisine and distinctive downtown style. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 C7 LANDAU TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS / COURTESY IMAGE Edgar Degas: Self-Portrait, 1857

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I experienced a few of those shows recently at Sarasotas third annual Ringling International Arts Festival. The sixday celebration of the arts, a partnership between the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Baryshnikov Arts Center, offers a variety of events, including theater, modern dance and singing, as well as art shows and lectures. Apparently, no one warned Mikhail Baryshnikov that Southwest Floridians like their art the same way they like their food: safe, bland and nothing too fancy or different. And thank God for that, because every year he books some of the most exciting, experimental, international acts the kind that typically appear in New York City or London and brings them to Sarasota. The festival was originally supposed to be held every other year, but it was so popular that it became an annual event. This year it was extended another day. Arts lovers travel from all over the state, from Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Naples, to see the shows. Ive run into several familiar faces from Fort Myers there. Theres obviously an audience for more cutting-edge fare, an underserved group of people who might not attend events because the kinds of things they would be interested in arent offered here. This festival proves that if you offer it, theyll come. I know a lot of things are called edgy or cutting-edge in this town, but frankly, theyre usually not. The shows at RIAF are the real deal: people who are not only truly innovative, but extremely skilled at their craft. This year, I saw Soledad Villamil in a program called Canto Tangos. Backed by a five-piece band, which included a man on bandoneon and accordion, she did just as the title promised: She sang tangos, as well as rancheras and other styles, with passion. Ms. Vilamil starred in the movie El Secreto de sus Ojos, (The Secret in Their Eyes), which ARTS COMMENTARYFeasting on the arts nancySTETSON received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2009. But for me, the highlight of the show was Los Hermanos Macana, two brothers, Enrique and Guillermo De Fazio, who dance the tango together. (The video of the two of them dancing in the middle of New Yorks Times Square is one of my favorite things to watch on YouTube.) According to program notes, this is how the tango was first performed in the 1940s and s in Buenos Aires two men dancing together. The brothers performed with a grace and athleticism that was breathtaking. Their legs kicked and swiveled and corkscrewed, tracing intricate patterns and then they did it all even quicker, as the musicians began playing in double time. They also performed with great wit, nodding and winking to the audience, straightening the knots in their ties with mock machismo. It was electrifying.A captivating concertMeklit Haderos concert pretty much blew the top of my head off. This young Ethiopian singer, based in San Francisco, has been likened to a cross between Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell. For me, she called to mind Toni Childs and Joan Armatrading, though of course, her sound is all her own. Accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, Ms. Hadero was backed by a jazz trio: Tim Keiper on drums, Darren Johnston on trumpet and Evan FloryBarnes on stand-up bass. These three men were each incredibly accomplished musicians who created sounds and rhythms unexpected. Ms. Hadero sang original songs of love. She sang about burying all the clocks in the ground. She performed an interesting cover of Talking Heads Home. When not singing, she moved to her bands improvised solos, a kind of dance that was both fluid and angular, just like her music. She was sassy, impish, fierce, determined. I was captivated by her songs, and hung on every word, every note. Later, I ran into a fellow arts journalist who told me that immediately following her concert, he purchased her CD. You cant have a better compliment than that, he said. I knew what he meant. Id done exactly the same thing.The stage is aliveChoreographer Doug Elkins and friends performed Fraulein Maria, a dance set to the soundtrack of The Sound of Music. With this dance, Mr. Elkins has deconstructed a cultural classic with both love and great wit. It is no wonder he received a New York Dance & Performance (BESSIE) Award for this work. The dancers portray snowcovered mountains, the Von Trapp family, Nazis and nuns. He gives us not one, but three Marias, one of whom is a man (not only is he male, but the sides of his head are shaved, and the middle row of long curls dyed blond). Sometimes the Marias would all dance together, sometimes theyd solo and sometimes theyd dance in twos: side-by-side, or one shadowing the other. As for the dance style, it was pretty much everything. Mr. Elkins combines black fraternity step dancing with the hula, Indonesian dance moves with hiphop. Its not an affectation, its just Mr. Elkins looking at the whole wide world of dance and movement and picking what makes the most sense. And it works. Dont ask me to explain how, but it does. Its organic, not something tacked on to look cool or different or just to get a laugh. Mr. Elkins appeared in two of the dances. The first was a dance on a park bench, in which a menacing Nazi sits next to him and proceeds to physically demand all the space and Mr. Elkins hat as well. It echoes back to old vaudeville routines, with the two stealing the hat from each other in a series of wellchoreographed moves. But underlying the entire piece is the battle between good and evil, with the larger, bullying man physically intimidating the smaller man, trying to take what is not his. Mr. Elkins also danced a solo to Climb Evry Mountain, dressed in hoodie and baggy basketball shorts, employing basketball gestures and b-boy moves from his earlier break dancing days. Fraulein Maria was hysterically funny, moving, lyrical, creative and totally exhilarating. When it ended, I wanted to see if all over again. Immediately.To be, or not to beThe last show I attended was The Wooster Groups performance of Hamlet, in which the actors take fragments from a film of a Broadway performance of Richard Burtons 1964 Hamlet (directed by John Gielgud) and recreate it on stage. The 1964 Hamlet (which also included Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake and John Cullum) was performed with the actors wearing street clothes, on a stark set with tables and bare platforms. As the 1964 Hamlet plays in black and white on a large screen at the rear of the stage, The Wooster Group actors echo their movements and words in front of it, almost like a Shakespearean Rocky Horror. From time to time, Hamlet refers to his MacBook, or stops the action to address the audience, or speeds up the action, or skips over parts. Sometimes the actors move in a herkyjerky manner, as the film jumps over gaps and edits. When the film goes to a close-up or a long shot, an actor quickly pushes the table or chair forwards or back, and the actors also rush to take up new positions. In their program notes, The Wooster Group writes: We cover the film, intentionally channeling the recorded voices and movements from the 1964 production. The resulting frisson between the film and the live performance can be an obliteration, an amalgamation, a conversation In this classic play about ghosts, revenge and mortality, it was interesting to see the actors on the film flicker with a dismaying lack of solidity. Sometimes, they were only ghosts themselves, transparent, barely visible. Perhaps we are all only ghosts, here for a moment, and then not. Fraulein Maria


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 C9 Naples Grande Golf Club invites you to come Explore Golf, Beach, Pool, Spa, Fitness, Tennis & Dining. For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714 Rees Jones designed course. e Waldorf Astoria Collection. (located at Naples Grande). Naples Grande Tennis Center. With New Greens, the Best Course in Naples Just Got Better! PUZZLE ANSWERSNaples City Improv, a group of actors and artists who perform short-form improvisational theater games and routines, return to The Norris Center with their signature brand of zany, familyfriendly spontaneity for a series of monthly shows beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Audience participation in the form of suggestions is encouraged in fact, is absolutely necessary in order for the show to succeed. In several games, audience members step up to the stage and set players in certain positions. Sometimes audience members are enticed to play the game with the troupe (although no one is ever pressured). NCI arose from a series of performances in the spring of 2008, culminating in a onenight stand of comedy and standup that summer. Several of those players wanted to continue and create a group, other players were added, and the group evolved from there. In addition to The Norris Center, the troupe has entertained at numerous area restaurants and private clubs. A profile of the group that aired on WGCUTV in February 2010 can be seen at www. The NCI season continues at The Norris Center with performances on Wednesday, Nov. 23; Friday, Dec. 16; Saturday, Jan. 21; Thursday, Feb. 16; Wednesday, March 28; and Friday, May 4. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 213-3049. Naples City Improv gears up for a new season of ad-libbingCOURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Naples City Improv Below: Members of the troupe in action

PAGE 65 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining Friday, Sunday Saturday, TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 263-9940 263-2734 fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Limited time offer. Not good with any other offer. LIBRA (September 23 t o October 22) This is a favorable time to move ahead with your plans. Some setbacks are expected, but theyre only temporary. Pick up the pace again and stay with it. SCORPIO (Oct ober 23 t o November 21) Your creativity is recognized and rewarded. So go ahead and claim what youve earned. Meanwhile, that irksome and mysterious situation soon will be resolved. SAGITTARIUS (N o vember 22 to December 21) A new associate brings ideas that the wise Sagittarian quickly will realize can benefit both of you. Meanwhile, someone from the workplace makes an emotional request. CAPRICORN (Dec ember 2 2 to January 19) It might be a good idea to ease up on that hectic pace and spend more time studying things youll need to know when more opportunities come later in November. AQUARIUS (J anuary 2 0 to February 18) A relatively quiet time is now giving way to a period of high activity. Face it with the anticipation that it will bring you some well-deserved boons and benefits. PISCES (F ebruary 1 9 to March 20) Go with the flow, or make waves? Its up to you. Either way, youll get noticed. However, make up your own mind. Dont let anyone tell you what choices to make. ARIES (Mar ch 21 t o April 19) The pitter-patter of all those Sheep feet means that youre out and about, rushing to get more done. Thats fine, but slow down by the weekend so you can heed some important advice. TAURUS (April 2 0 t o May 20) Youre in charge of your own destiny these days, and, no doubt, youll have that Bulls-eye of yours right on target. But dont forget to make time for family events. GEMINI (Ma y 21 t o June 20) Be prepared for a power struggle that you dont want. Look to the helpful folks around you for advice on how to avoid it without losing the important gains youve made. CANCER (J une 21 t o July 22) Congratulations! Youre about to claim your hard-earned reward for your patience and persistence. Now, go out and enjoy some fun and games with friends and family. LEO (J uly 23 to August 22) The Big C at might find it difficult to shake off that listless feeling. But be patient. By weeks end, your spirits will perk up and youll be your perfectly purring self again. VIRGO (A ug ust 23 to September 22) A problem with a co-worker could prove to be a blessing in disguise when a superior steps in to investigate and discovers a situation that could prove helpful to you. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to examine everything before you agree to accept what youre told. Your need for truth keeps all those around you honest. SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES TAG SALES LINES By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week:


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 C11 24041 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL, BONITA SPRINGS 239.390.3187 | WWW.ANGELINASOFBONITASPRINGS.COM Follow me on Twitter AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian. -AngelinaExperience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant. Four Course Dinner for Two, $65* rough October 31. Angelinas Ristorante is the very de nition of decadent Italian overindulgence. Chelle Koster Walton e perfect meal. LibertyLives, Bonita Springs Excellent; authentic; professional servers; upscale environment. Cape Coral, FLSundays & Mondays 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine up to $175 on Sundays & Mondays THREE-NIGHT PACKAGE IN A COASTAL VIEW ROOM INCLUDING Thanksgiving dinner in Aura 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | 239.597.3232 *Does not include taxes and incidentals. Must book by November 21, 2011. For stays between November 21 November 27, 2011. Family rate includes two adults and up to three children. Subject to availability.Couples $249* per night or Family $329* per night Escape this November to Naples and enjoy Thanksgiving in style.Thanksgiving fit for a Pilgrim. Is it worth $10? YesLets be honest: The original Footloose (1984) was memorable because it made Kevin Bacon a star and it had a classic s soundtrack (Kenny Loggins, we miss you). It was not, to any extent, a good movie in terms of script or acting or any other technical feature except, of course, for choreography. Nonetheless, the idea of remaking something so quintessentially s still seems, especially in the eyes of this s-child reviewer, blasphemous. But Im making Footloose for this generation, writer/director Craig Brewer has said. And so he has. Its the same movie, but different. The choreography is very similar to the original, and the story flaws and all is largely intact. There might not be a good reason for it to exist, but this new Footloose is certainly not the cry against humanity many thought/want it to be. City boy Ren McCormack (Kenny Wormald) is new to the fictional middleof-nowhere town of Bomont, Ga., and he doesnt fit in at all. When his aunt (Kim Dickens) and uncle (Ray McKinnon) take him in, they dont warn him that theres a law against playing music too loud. Nor do they tell him theres a law against public dancing, a restriction that came about three years earlier after the local preachers (Dennis Quaid) son was killed in a car accident after a party. These days the preachers daughter, Ariel (Julianne Hough), is a wild-child who just loves to defy daddys rules. She takes a liking to Ren, but he refuses to play her game. This, in addition to the camaraderie amongst the teens and the dancing, is what the movie does well. Unfortunately much like the first film it also does a lot poorly. The plot is thin as can be, as it takes at least an hour for the main storyline of Ren petitioning the town to hold a dance to kick into gear. When he does, however, the film builds nice momentum into its conclusion, which allows it to end on a high. But whereas Mr. Bacon was the highlight of the original, the relatively inexperienced Mr. Wormald is the worst part of this film. He doesnt have the screen presence, the toughness or the acting ability to captivate us as the lead, and its his relative weakness that does the rest of the narrative a disservice. No doubt he can dance, but a rebellious teenager who leads other young men and never backs down from a fight needs to first and foremost be a convincing, authoritative presence, which Mr. Wormald is not. There is one inescapably great thing about the story in Footloose, though, and it is essential for high school students of any era to experience: In all teenagers, there is both the desire and the need to express oneself in whatever way necessary. For the teens here, its dancing; for others it might be art, writing, music, whatever. Forbidding that right is suppressive and foolhardy. More of this theme, and less pseudotoughness and silly love stories, wouldve made Footloose substantially better. As is, its an entertaining and forgettable night out. LATEST FILMSFootloose danHUDAK >> Remixes of many songs from the original Footloose are featured here. in the know REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.comThe Ides Of March (George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood) Stephen (Mr. Gosling) is working hard on the presidential campaign for Gov. Mike Morris (Mr. Clooney), but personal issues and other complications soon get in the way. With such a stellar cast (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti and Marisa Tomei also star) its a shame that the story falls so flat. Rated R.Machine Gun Preacher (Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon) A drug-addicted excon named Sam (Mr. Butler) finds Jesus and fights for children in Africa in this heartwarming story that plays up good Christian values. But is it a good movie? Not really. Sams sacrifices are hard to accept, and the whole thing drags to just over two hours. Rated R.Whats Your Number? (Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor) With her sister (Ms. Graynor) about to get married, Ally (Ms. Faris) asks neighbor Colin (Mr. Evans) to track down Allys exes to see if she let the right one get away. It has some funny moments, but ultimately suffers from the same tired predictability that afflicts most romantic comedies. Rated R. CAPSULES


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 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 by Keith Dixon (Random House, $22)REVIEWED BY ROSE M. CROKESpecial to Florida WeeklyFor years, writer Keith Dixon powered himself through difficult days by visualizing the mouthwatering and timeconsuming recipes he was going to make when he got home from work. All that changed when his daughter, Gracie, was born five weeks early, at just 4 pounds. Mr. Dixon and his wife, Jessica, adapted to life with a newborn as so many first-time parents do: walking around in a fog of sleep deprivation, paralyzed by fear that they were epically failing as parents. After his daughters birth, Mr. Dixon no longer had the luxury of time to cook the way he once did. He quickly learned the hard way that Gracie woke easily to the slightest kitchen noise. Weeks into his new role as father, Mr. Dixon had an epiphany as he sat at the kitchen table eating yet another bowl of soggy cereal for dinner. Reality swiftly set in, and he finally comprehended that life would no longer operate according to his schedule. If he wanted his family to eat well, he was going to have to learn to cook all over again. Cooking For Gracie is a memoir of the first year of Gracies life, as Mr. Dixon learns to cook for his new family of three. It begins with him in a panicked state of crisis and ends with him fondly reminiscing how he and his wife improvised and, in doing so, became parents from scratch in spite of the many baptism-by-fire experiences and setbacks of first-year parenthood. A gifted storyteller, Mr. Dixon masterfully blends the trials and tribulations of parenting with the joys of cooking. He shares more than 40 recipes (of varying degrees of difficulty) and an easy-to-reference recipe index. Experience is a wise teacher, and Mr. Dixon thoughtfully includes lip-smacking cocktail recipes as well. Foodies and new parents alike with savor this touching and sentimental memoir of a father struggling against the challenges of cooking with and for a child. BEACH READINGCooking For Gracie: The Making of a Parent From Scratch


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 NAPLES SECOND ANNUAL STONE CRAB FESTIVAL at Port-O-Call MarinaSaturday & Sunday October 29th 30th 2011$15 Sightseeing Cruises on the Naples Princess!Cruise Times on Saturday & Sunday10:00 am 11:30 am 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:30 pmFresh Stone Crab and Drink Specials! Live Entertainment, Vendor Booths, Kids Activities, Face Painting, Drink and Stone Crab Specials Available at the Marina. 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 | www.NaplesPrincessCruises.comCall (239) 649-2275 for reservations. Plus Tax. Reservations Required. KRISTEN COURY, PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTORPRESENTSOCTOBER 28 NOVEMBER 20, Call for Tickets: 1-866-811-4111THE NORRIS CENTER 755 8th Avenue South Naples, FL CORPORATE PARTNER CORPORATE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERBob & Linda Harden Christine PaddockEXECUTIVE PRODUCERSSHOW SPONSORS: Rick & Lori Borman THE REGIONAL PREMIERE OF A NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY!by Jason Odell Williams by Jason Odell WilliamsHandle with Care is the story of Ayelet, an Israeli girl whose grandmother drags her on a trip to America in search of a dream. Despite a botched DHL delivery, an unexpected blizzard, and an ill-equipped translator who is not really cut out for the job, the clues her grandmother deftly leaves behind eventually lead Ayelet to find what she didn't even know she was looking for: her destiny. O KRISTE N C KR IS The Hispanic Institute at Hodges University will host a free lecture on Latin music and dance history, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Hodges Fort Myers campus, 4501 Colonial Blvd. Barbara Craddock, a visionary of timeless clave-based Latin dance and music, will conduct the lecture. Ms. Craddock will explain the influences of the dances and music from Africa and Europe, which merged in Cuba around 1803. This marvel is tracked through two centuries, culminating with todays modern Latin dance and music culture. She will also discuss the history of clave, the metronome of Latin music and dance, tracing its roots from West Africa to Cuban Son to todays modern Salsa. Recorded musical segments will be used to augment the lecture. Also included will be a look at New Yorks Palladium Ballroom and its role as the catalyst of todays Latin music and dance explosion, including its shining star, Cuban Pete, The Mambo Man, and his contributions to todays contemporary Latin dance styles. Immediately following Ms. Craddocks presentation will be a showing of the first-cut edition of the documentary, Mambo Man. This film pays homage to Pedro Cuban Pete Aguilar, one of the most famous, prolific and intuitive Latin dancers of modern times. With a stellar professional dancing and teaching career, Ms. Craddock has produced and directed many original Latin revues. She performed, taught and lectured worldwide with Mr. Aguilar, from 1998 until his death in 2009. The duo made dance history by collaborating with the Miami City Ballet, and they conceptualized and choreographed an original ballet for the University of the Arts School of Dance in Philadelphia. The recipient of many awards for her contributions to Latin dance, Ms. Craddock is continuing Petes legacy by sharing her mastery and love of Latin dance and music, especially Mambo, by performing, lecturing and teaching. For more information, contact Carmen Rey-Gomez at 938-7793 or Hispanic Institute at Hodges hosts free lecture on Latin music and dance history SWFL MUSEUM OF HISTORY / COURTESY PHOTOPedro Cuban Pete Aguilar and Barbara Craddock


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German-American Social Club of Cape Coral2101 Pine Island Road SW, Cape Coral 33991(239) October 21, 22, 23 & 28, 29, 30 2011Advanced Tickets for $5 All Hess Express locations:Charlotte, Collier & Lee Counties Cape Coral: GASC, Trebing Tile, Euro Deli, Chamber of Commerce Port Charlotte:Sarasota: Geiers Sausage Kitchen Naples: Peppers Deli 26YEARS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 One winner of the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge will attend the Sanibel Writers Conference taking place Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3-6, at BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Island Public Library. Participants can attend a variety of workshops, panels, lectures and readings presented by celebrated writers, editors and literary agents. John Sayles, Henry Rollins, Dan Bern and John K. Samson will headline the conference. Veteran filmmaker and novelist Mr. Sayles will deliver the keynote address Saturday, Nov. 5. Mr. Sayles most recent novel is the critically acclaimed A Moment in the Sun. The address will begin at 6 p.m. in Schein Hall at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, and is open to the public once all the registered conference attendees have been seated. Author Steve Almond (Candyfreak, God Bless America) will open. Henry Rollins brings An Evening of Storytelling to the conference at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Schein Hall at BIG ARTS. Registered conference attendees and FGCU students gain immediate admission. Tickets for the public to Mr. Rollins event are free, but must be reserved in advance.How to submitThroughout the past several months, Florida Weekly has provided writers with photo prompts to inspire them to pen prose and poems. Weve printed our favorites from week to week right here. This week were featuring the first set of winners based on the photo of the bicycle shown here. To participate in the challenge, use the photo as your cue for a piece of fictional prose or a poem of no more than 1,000 words. Send the result to us in Word format or pasted into the body of an e-mail to writing@ Be sure to include your name, address and contact information. Feel free to include a photo of yourself as well. The deadline is Sunday, Oct. 23. A panel of editors will choose one winner from all the entries that have been printed from all the rounds of competition. 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 WRITING CHALLENGEWrite for a chance to attend the Sanibel Writers Conference

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Ahoy, Matey!Pirates Cove Play Area Grand Opening CelebrationSaturday, Oct. 29 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Gulf Coast Town Center (between Bar Louie and Ron Jon Surf Shop)Celebrate the new Pirates Cove play area sponsored by The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Festivities include: Gulf Coast Town Center Gator CountryX Bass Pro Shop Bar Louie Ron Jon Surf Shop Gulf Coast Town Center is located o I-75, Alico Road, exit 128. For more information visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 four continents and seven countries. Domestic producers represent 59 percent of participating vintners. We are thrilled to have good friends from California and Oregon who have been extremely generous over the years and are returning to participate, says Bob Clifford, festival co-chair and trustee of the NCEF, which founded the festival in 2001 and has since raised more than $94.5 million to create and expand charitable programs serving underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. Each year our call for NCEFs childrens causes gets just a little bit louder, and our event gets just a little bit more magical in our efforts to help children in need, adds co-chair Joan Clifford.Honored vintner The 2012 honored vintner is HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg, president of Chteau Haut-Brion and Chteau La Mission Haut-Brion. Prince Robert is the great-grandson of Clarence Dillon, who bought Chteau Haut-Brion in 1935. His family acquired Chteau La Mission Haut-Brion in 1983. Chteau Haut-Brion is one of only five of several thousand makers of Bordeaux to produce Bordeaux wines classified as Premier Grand Cru. A generous supporter of NCEF, the prince participated in the 2004 and 2010 festivals. He is among 29 vintners who will personally pour their wines during the 2012 festival. The 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival: Believe in the Magic takes place Jan. 27-29. Ticket packages are $8,500 per couple or $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples. For a complete schedule of 2012 festivities and more information, call (888) 837-4919 or visit www. NWWFFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOHRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg, the 2012 honored vintner


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 SHULAS OKTOBERFEST BEER & BURGER TASTINGWednesday, October 26, 20115:30pm to 7:30pm$20 Advance/$25 Door Register at or Call Jeff at 239-659-3176 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 Strap on your lederhosen & get ready to sample 5 distinct European beers. You cant get any better than Shulas for burgers crafted from our signature Black Angus Beef! Sampling of 5 beers and mini burger trio! 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 AVON PRODUCTSBy Linda Jones Store 239.331.7491 Fax 239.331.7492 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 InnCOLLEGE 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 Heres some of whats ahead at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Robert Flynn Johnson, collector and curator of the Edgar Degas artwork currently on display at the Naples Museum of Art, presents 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. Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for Naples Museum of Art and Friends of Art members. Pops conductor Michael Berkowitz (Liza Minnellis music director), Tony Award-winning singer Debbie Gravitte and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra present Beyond the Rainbow: The Music of Judy Garland at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Tickets start at $28. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Arthur Fiedlers Favorites! at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets start at $37 for adults and $22 for students. Huey Lewis and The News take the stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, with classic hits including Heart of Rock & Roll, Workin for a Livin, Hip to Be Square and The Power of Love. Tickets start at $79. Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald (also seen in ABCs Private Practice) joins the NPO to kick off the orchestras 30th-anniversary season on Saturday, Nov. 5. A wine and hors doeuvres reception begins at 7 p.m., and the performance starts at 8 p.m. Guest conductor Ted Sperling will lead the program of show tunes, classic songs from the movies and original pieces written especially for Ms. McDonald, who goes directly to Broadway after this performance to star in the new production of Porgy and Bess. Tickets start at $129. COMING UP AT THE PHIL New this season! RUSH tickets for the orchestraAs part of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestras 30th-anniversary season celebration, the Phil is offering $15 RUSH tickets for NPO performances throughout 2011-12. Two hours before each NPO event in the main performance hall, 50 RUSH tickets for $15 will be available at the box office on a firstcome, first-served basis. For orchestra events in Daniels Pavilion, 15 RUSH tickets will be available. RUSH tickets will be sold for all NPO series concerts as well as special events such as the ABBA and Beatles tributes and the orchestras concerts with Ricky Skaggs and Kansas. This offer does not apply for the Nov. 5 opening night gala, the New Years Eve gala or the Thank You Myra gala on Jan. 14. Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique647 Fifth Avenue South, Naples(239) 263-WOOF (9663) presentThe Spooktacular Pet Costume Conteston Fifth Avenue South Activities from 4:30pm-10pm Pet Contest 7:30pmOctober 3st, 2011 Tricks & Treats Drinks & Hors Doeuvres Bobbin for Pumpkins & Pumpkin Toss


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 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 facebookChef gets into step for literacy agencyPerforming in his kitchen a milieu he knows best Chef Pyro Rodriguez can salsa as he creates a souffle, or macarena while whipping up meringue. When it comes to ballroom dancing, however, he claims his mojo disappears and leaves him with two left feet. Time will tell about his dancing ability, but his success as a chef is assured. Mr. Rodriguez is one of seven amateur dancers paired with a professional to raise money at Literacy Volunteers of Collier Countys fifth annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy coming up Friday, Nov. 11, at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. He got a kick-start to join the ranks of dancers from his life partner, Kelly Anderson. Mr. Rodriguez signed up because, like Ms. Anderson, he believes in the importance of literacy and was ready to dance his part. Ms. Anderson, an optometrist with Eye Centers of Florida, won LVCCs third annual dance-off, both as a fundraiser and as a performer. Last year, she danced a spirited exhibition routine. Shes sitting out this year, however, as she is expecting the couples first child the day after Christmas. Instead, she will serve as one of the evenings three judges. In between his kitchen duties, Mr. Rodriguez has made time to work on his dance routine with his professional instructor and dance partner, Lori Vallieres. Now he knows he has two right feet, Ms. Anderson says. Tickets to Dancing with the Stars for Literacy are $175 per person. Call LVCC at 262-4448 for reservations or more information.Arts council plans patriotic saluteThe United Arts Council of Collier County hosts its annual fall fundraiser, A Patriotic Salute to the Arts, on Saturday evening, Nov. 12, at The von Liebig Art Center. The festivities help kick off Celebrate the Arts Month. Guests will enjoy an evening of visual and performing arts showcasing area artists and musical and theater groups. Trevor Earl will entertain, and gourmet food stations will be set up throughout the center. For tickets or more information, call 263-8242 or visit hosts 29th annual banquetThe 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 evening is the major fundraiser to meet needs of the operational budget and programs of the local branch. Tickets are $75 per person, $750 for a reserved table for 10. For reservations or more information, call Harold Weeks at 455-2886 or visit your bets on library casino night The 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. Tickets are $75 per person. A cash bar will be available. For tickets or more information, call 262-8135 or visit Step out and dance for Sunlight Home Sunlight Home for expectant women and teens invites everyone to put on their dancing shoes for an evening with Cahlua & Cream on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $60 per person. Proceeds will benefit mothers and babies at Sunlight Home, where they are empowered to overcome poverty, abuse and homelessness through education, training and spiritual growth. For more information, call Linda Hale at 352-0251 or e-mail Linda_lee_hale@yahoocom.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 MakeA-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 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. For tickets or more information, call Ali OConnor at 643-1880, ext. 18, or e-mail Saddle up for Bootstrap Boogie Naples Equestrian Challenge holds its sixth annual Bootstrap Boogie barn dance Saturday evening, Nov. 12, at NEC headquarters off Goodlette-Frank Road north of Pine Ridge Road. Live countrywestern music, a mechanical bull, line dancers and Pony Pie Bingo are all part of the fun. NEC provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs for Collier County children and adults with disabilities. For more information, call 596-2988 or visit www. Youth Haven hosts Olympian skater Olympic speed skater and eight-time medalist Apolo Anton Ohno will be the guest speaker at Youth Havens Home Hope Healing luncheon Thursday, March 22, at the Naples Grande. Tickets are $250 per person, or $1,000 for two people and a pre-luncheon reception with Mr. Ohno. Sponsorship opportunities from $2,500 to $15,000 for business and individuals are available now. Youth Haven provides a home for children who have been removed from their families by the authorities because they are in grave danger of further physical or sexual trauma, emotional abuse and/or neglect. For more information, contact Jamie Gregor, Youth Haven director of marketing and communications, at 687-5153 or Jamie. 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, 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. For the third consecutive year, Arthrex has signed on as the platinum sponsor. 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@ back to 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. 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. Tiffany has keys for Marco benefitThe Greater Marco Island American Cancer Society and Tiffany & Co. host Keys for a Cause, an evening of glamour and giving, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Greystone Manor on Marco. With the $100 cost of admission, each guest will receive a key. At the party, they will find a locked glass box containing a Tiffany gift box. If their key opens the glass box, they will be invited to choose a Tiffany gift provided for the evening. Gifts will include crystal, silver and leather items from the current Tiffany collection. Additional keys will be available for purchase for $50. For more information, call 642-8800. Tickets are $300 per person. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Elizabeth Davison at 4347183 or SAVE THE DATE RODRIGUEZ OHNO

PAGE 83 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 Breakfast in Red with the American Heart AssociationSOCIETY 1. David Smith with Grace, a survivor of cardiovascular disease 2. Keynote speaker and cardiovascular disease survivor Laurie Van Brunt 3. Sonya Sawyer and Jenny Oister, both members of the AHA Circle of Red 4. Lindsey Logue of NBC-2 5. More than 250 men and women attended the breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ brunch at Saks for Bosom Buddies 1 2 3 4 5ERIK KELLAR / COURTESY PHOTOS BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Brenda OConnor and Delores Fell 2. Lynette Aurelius, Jenny and Kellie Jacoby, Ann Bares 3. Lisa and P aige Butterf ield 1 3 2


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 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 Opening reception at The von Liebig for the 49th Founders Juried AwardsSOCIETY 1. Helen Brown Conner, Bill Conner and David Arrowsmith 2. Martin Miron and Sandra Yeyeti 3. Kelly Altemier, Colleen Miller, Tia G. and Eileen Laibinis 4. Andy Owen, Muffy Clark Gill, Joan Sonnenberg and Warren Gill 5. Jane Ruprecht and Dianne Durante We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 2 5 4 3PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 85 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 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 True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food 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 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Fernandez the Bull, 1201 Piper Blvd., Naples; 254-9855 This restaurant has thrived for years at its 1265 Airport Road location. Now, with its sleek second location, even more people can enjoy the authentic Cuban cuisine served up by the hospitable Fernandez family and staff. I can recommend the Cuban nachos, an inventive mix of thinly sliced fried plantains, savory chicken, cheese sauce, capers and parsley (plan to share this one); calamari in a wellseasoned tomato sauce with pepper and onions, a refreshing departure from fried calamari; ropa vieja, a classic dish of shredded flank steak in a tomato sauce with peppers and onions; and shrimp and scallops in white wine, garlic and capers. Yucca in creamy garlic sauce, black beans and yellow rice and sweet fried plantains were great sides. For dessert, you cant go wrong with the flan or the tres leches cake. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010Martin Fierro Restaurant & Steak House, 6002 Radio Road; 659-5996 Carnivores will be rewarded for taking the time to find this Argentinean-style steakhouse tucked into a small strip center on Radio Road. The house specialty is parrillada, or a meat platter containing a cornucopia of animal flesh served on an open grill over smoldering wood chips. Although fairly meat focused, the kitchen conjures up an excellent ceviche. A grilled salmon entre delivered to a nearby table looked so good I was sorry I hadnt ordered it. Appetizers of steamed mussels and veal tongue vinaigrette were also delicious. There are no fancy trappings here, no leather booths or tuxedoed servers. Prices are modest and vegetables accompany entrees without an added charge. For dessert, dulce de leche crepes came filled with rich, gooey caramel cream topped with generous mounds of real whipped cream. Service is leisurely but hospitable. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2011 Omei Chinese Cuisine, 14700 Tamiami Trail; 254-8973 Lovers of authentic Chinese food finally have a place in which to celebrate a widely misunderstood cuisine. Mark and Mary Cheng bring an elegant new standard to the region with their exceptional food and service. Youll find no egg foo yung or crab Rangoon on this menu, just imaginative, artfully plated real Chinese food. Never mind the name: Order the salted pepper calamari, which consists of tender tubes of squid fried to perfection and topped with toasted garlic and onion. The Peking duck is always available and well worth ordering. Chilean sea bass with two sauces hearty black bean and delicate garlic was terrific, as were the mango prawns, with sweet mangoes and hot red peppers topped with pine nuts. Service was as polished as the cuisine. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere Reviewed May 2010Survey Caf 10530 Wilson St., Bonita Springs; 992-2233 A meticulously restored 1940s-era wood-frame house just off Old 41 has become a charming little caf serving breakfast, lunch and, on weekends, dinner. Owners Ben and Lori Nelson, with the help of Chef John Federici, have skillfully woven the old (the lovely house) with the new (free Wi-Fi) as well as the delicious. Possibilities include: buttermilk biscuits, omelets, alligator cakes, flatbreads, salads and smoothies. The Mango Madness smoothie contained mangoes, organic juice, banana and organic vanilla yogurt in proportions that gave it a bright but not overly sweet flavor. The Portobello Panini and Nelsons Reuben were simple but well prepared, served with sides of potato salad and corn relish. A slice of rich Key lime pie finished the meal off perfectly. Eat inside or on the sprawling deck. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2010 Sweet Tomatoes, 10940 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 597-1112This location of the healthy salad bar chain boasts a contemporary farmers market design, with exposed ceilings and high windows plus photographs of appetizing produce at the peak of ripeness. The food found along the buffet line is equally fresh, with lots of healthy choices including salads, soups, hot entrees, breads and desserts. All the vegetarian items are clearly labeled. Vegetarian Morocco garbanzo and lentil soup was hearty and well seasoned, as was fire-roasted green chile and corn chowder with bacon. There are white and sweet potatoes along with toppings, a handful of pasta offerings and a make-your-ownsundae station that was especially popular with the many children dining there with their parents. An added bonus is that dinner is less than $10 per adult and $5 (or less) for children. Soft drinks served.Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2010


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 20-26, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Agave, the plant from which tequila derives, is a succulent that produces a single flower and then dies. Perhaps equally singular is the arrival of a restaurant that introduces something fresh and exceptional to the Southwest Florida dining scene. Agave Southwestern Grill in Naples is just such a newcomer. A blend of Northern Mexican and American Southwestern cuisines, Executive Chef Thomas Riemans menu puts a sophisticated spin on humble, homespun food the likes of which hasnt been seen in Naples. (The closest comparison in culinary concept might be Cantina Laredo in Fort Myers.) It hits you as soon as you open the heavy, carved-wood door and walk past the tortilla-making station. It hits you again when you heft the heavy, copper-plated menu and realize that you want to try at least a dozen dishes and again as you watch a creador churn avocados into lush guacamole at tableside. Tequila fans might think theyve died and gone to heaven when they see the 200 varieties listed in addition to dozens of fruit-and-herb infused margaritas; you can even order flights to conduct your own taste test of either. With the Agave Tequila Passport program you can track your tastings over time and earn a $75 gift card each time you hit 25. Whats more, Agave doesnt go for the usual Mexican restaurant look. The dining room combines modern and rustic, but there are no cattle skulls, oversized sombreros or red, white and green flags in sight. From the walls to the dishes to the server uniforms, the color palette is earthy burnt orange, mustard yellow and black. Rough timbers are suspended overhead next to oversize pendant lamps. Theres a glass-enclosed tequila room for private tastings, as well as a 15-foot tequila tower that showcases the offerings. Clearly, no expense was spared in designing the restaurant, which was conceived by the team that developed Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs. We arrived at about 5:30 on a midweek evening and were able to get a table right away, but reservations might be a good idea. The areas around the bar and the main dining room soon were filled to capacity. The former were quite noisy, though the din was muffled enough that we didnt have to shout at each other in the dining room. Our server quickly sold us on the tableside guacamole ($8.50) to get things started while we waded through the menu. Not being a straight-tequila sipper, I opted for a mango-sage margarita ($9) made with fruit puree, fresh herbs, Cointreau, lime juice and a splash of 7Up. It was refreshing not too alcoholic and not too sweet. The sage was subtle but there. My companions sangria ($13 a carafe) had a nice little kick and full-on fruit flavors. Free chips and smoky chipotle salsa were served for snacking while we waited for the guacamole show. The advantage of tableside preparation, besides the entertainment value, is that you can customize the dip to your own taste. Roasted garlic, jalapenos, queso fresco, lime juice, cumin, red onion, cilantro? Si. Bacon? No, gracias. The server even asks if you prefer it chunky or smooth. The result was sumptuous perfection; the citrus brightened the mild avocados, and the roasting took the sting out of the garlic. We scooped and scooped well after we should have stopped it was that addictive. Equally enthralling was the kitchen, which we observed through a glass wall. An expeditor inspected each dish before it was allowed to leave the kitchen, and servers passed in and out with corps-like precision. The restaurant, at least in this its first month, is very thoroughly staffed and supervised. Our server apologized for being new, but he was fine. Next came a ceviche, margarita de camarones ($10.50), or rock shrimp marinated in a fresh salsa of tomato, onion, jalapeo, cilantro and tequila-lime vinaigrette. The shellfish were tender, not rubbery, just barely cooked through by the citric acid. The flavors were well balanced, too, so the chilies and cilantro didnt overwhelm the shrimp. Deciding on entrees truly was difficult. We wanted to try chile rellenos and grouper tacos and hamburguesa with toppings such as chipotle mayo, bison chili and cumin crema. If you order platos en fuegos, Agaves version of fajitas, you get another flashy tableside presentation that includes high-flying flaming tequila. What we finally settled on did not disappoint. The menu offers four authentic Sonoran moles, long-simmered sauces made with chilies and nuts and seeds, which can be paired with various meats and seafood. I opted for poblano mole with pechuga de pollo ($16.50), or grilled chicken breast. Interestingly, the chicken was prepared airline-style with the rib cage removed but the first wing segment or drummette attached. Anyway, it was perfectly cooked on Agaves wood-fired grill so that it had a bit of a crust but was still succulent within. The mole was draped over the breast, so that I tasted a little with each bite and thats just enough. Poblano moles multi-layered blend of myriad spices and Mexican chocolate, which has its own cinnamon and smoke notes, is a complex flavor experience that is best approached in small doses. The dish was accompanied by nicely seasoned black beans and Mexican rice and a deliciously sweet and moist jalapeno-cheddar corn cake. The same sides also came with the tamales rojo de puerco ($16.50). These were delicate masa tamales stuffed with braised pork laced with salsa roja. The meat was incredibly tender, and the cornmeal dough melted in the mouth. Two tamales at first seemed skimpy for the price, but it turned out to be filling enough especially since we still had dessert to contend with. The chocolate bread pudding ($3.75) had a mousse-like interior and subtle hints of chili and spices; it was sweet but not cloyingly so. The tres leches con coco cake ($3.75) proved to be the only disappointment of the evening. This is a favorite dessert of mine, and I liked the addition of coconut and banana. But the sponge cake typically is drenched in a syrup made with three kinds of milk, and this one was dry except for the very bottom. One misstep aside, Agave left us eager to return and explore more of the Southwest. CUISINEAgave puts sophisticated spin on humble, homespun food food & wine CALENDAR Saturday, Oct. 22, noon, Alex anders Restaurant: Chef/owner Alexander Bernard prepares an elegant and hearty autumn menu, with a cooking demonstration, tastes of all the dishes, class of wine or beverage and recipe booklet; $55, 4077 Tamiami Trail N.; 262-4999. Reservations required. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 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. W ednesda y, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m., T he Good Life of Naples: Shelly Connors shares recipes for think aheadmake ahead appetizers you can create the day before a party, including melted tallegio flatbreads with spice walnuts, roasted garlic and green olives; smoked mozzarella and sundried tomato spread; farmhouse fig and manchego crackers; and the perfect cocktail meatball; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4664. Reservations required. Thursday, Oct. 27, 5-7:30 p.m., Decant ed /Naples Princess: Sample a variety of wines and cheeses from Decanted Wines aboard a sunset cruise in the first of these monthly events through May; $50, 550 Port O Call Way; 434-1814. Reservations required. Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Whole F oods: Get in the spirit of Hallo ween with live music, free beer and wine samples and finger foods for purchase plus a costume contest; Mercato; 552-5100.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Go v ernment 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 N orth Naples Green Market, the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, F r eedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to m. r ma .m., T hi rd my Bahamas a nd Gordon oo n, th e Bonita ma rk et The No rt h Na pl th e Galler ia de rbilt, A i Va nderbi lt S un Fr eedom P 15 1 Gold en cu is i drewSTERWALD Agave Southwestern Grill>> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-midnight daily >> Reservations: Recommended. >> Credit cards: Accepted. >> Price range: Appetizers and ceviches, $7.50$16.50; most entrees, $16.50-$29.50 (platters for two up to $39.50). >> Beverages: Full bar with 200 tequilas and dozens of margaritas, draft craft beers. >> Specialties of the house: Northern Mexican meets American Southwest cuisine, gourmet burgers. >> Volume: High. >> Parking: Adjoining lot with valet. >> Website: www.agavenaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 598-3473 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe tableside guacamole preparation at Agave is popular. Servers wheel around a cart with ingredients for diners to choose. Agaves version of tres leches cake includes bananas and coconut. Tamale fillings include tender braised pork with red salsa.


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