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BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A15 HEALTHY LIVING A26 PETS A30 NETWORKING B8 REAL ESTATE B10 ARTISTS AMONG US C3 EVENTS C6-7 WRITING CHALLENGE C11 SAVE THE DATE C25-26 CUISINE C30-31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. IV, No. 4 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. On your mark The Stiletto Sprint attracts a colorful crowd, and more breast cancer awareness events. A12-13 Cinderella storyPhil Jason reviews a mystery set on South Beach. C9 Its festival time in Southwest FloridaIf ever there was an event that truly could be called down and dirty, its swamp buggy racing. Initially begun as a means for hunters and others to penetrate and negotiate the muck and mire that comprise much of Floridas landscape, swamp buggies over time have evolved into highly sophisticated racing vehicles that compete in what promoters of the Naples Budweiser Fall Classic call the most bizarre, unique and exciting event in all of motorsports. This years race kicks off with a parade along U.S. 41 from Fleishman Boulevard to Third Street South. With a theme of Celebrating Service to Our Community, the parade sets out at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Also on Saturday, time trials begin, with gates opening at 10:30 a.m. at the Florida Sports Park at 10:30 a.m. At 8 p.m., the Swamp Buggy Dance begins. The main feature comes on Sunday, when gates open at 10:30 a.m. and racing begins at noon. The early hunters and outdoorsmen who informally raced their swam buggies would have a hard time comprehending how their pastime has changed. According to promoters, the informal races began almost 70 years ago and traditionally were timed to coincide with the opening of hunting season. No longer the sole province of a few aficionados, swamp buggy racing now attracts large numbers of enthusiasts and spectators. In fact, the Budweiser Classic is as much T READS LIKE ONE OF THOSE JOHN GRISHAM NOVELS. You know the kind were talking about: Idealistic young lawyer fresh out of law school takes on a seemingly impossible case on behalf of regular folk wronged by a large, powerful entity. No one else wants the case, but idealistic young lawyer takes it anyway. Idealistic young lawyer, through innovative strategy, righteousness and sheer pluck, prevails against what seems to insurmountable odds. In the end, the regular folk are made whole, the powerful entity is humbled and the idealistic young lawyer becomes a bona fide folk hero. Yes, classic John Grisham stuff, but in the case of Todd Allen, a Naples lawyer who had been practicing a mere eight months before he humbled Bank of America and went on to earn a standing as an international symbol of Everymans fight against the Establishment, this is no fictionalized account. And since Mr. Allens highly publicized legal battle last June with Bank of America (he threatened to turn the tables and foreclose on the bank), life has taken a series of twists and turns that not even a fiction specialist like Mr. Grisham could have envisioned. I think I knew things had really changed when I got a call from Chers manager wanting to discuss a possible movie deal, says Mr. Allen. At first I thought it was a prank call, but then I realized it wasnt. (Movie rights have been assigned to a production company, by the way, which is in the process of developing a BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ SEE FESTIVALS, A24 SEE LAWYER, A8 Never too lateThe Naples Players present A.R. 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RSVP by calling 261-2663. 239 261.2663 {BONE}www.jointinstitute.com1250 Pine Ridge Road, Suite #203 | Naples, FL 34108 Monday-Friday 8am-5pmHerman Cains preposterous -9-9 economic plan got much discussion during the recent Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas. But after the debate, another candidate Michele Bachmann was thinking nein-nein-nein when Wayne Newton, who on national television repeatedly called her beautiful and pawed her as if she were a showgirl visiting his dressing room, clumsily sought to plant a wet, sloppy smooch on the woman he hopes will become the next leader of the free world. I suppose Mr. Newton felt entitled to a little action; he had just announced his support of Ms. Bachmanns bid for the White House. Still, I believe Ms. Bachmann would have appreciated a nice hefty campaign check more than all of that highprofile canoodling. In a move that almost every American female has perfected (this I know from painful personal experience), Ms. Bachmann skillfully turned so that Mr. Newtons salivating lips landed harmlessly on her forehead. Serious surgical mischief has been done to Mr. Newtons 69-year-old face. Now that Muammar Gaddafi and Michael Jackson have left the building, Mr. Newton, who is the Michael Jordan of lounge lizards, stands alone as the weirdest-looking human on the planet. Poor Michele Bachmann; it was so bright after she won that straw poll in Iowa in August. Things have been all downhill ever since, though. Whats next in store for this poor woman? Campaign swings with Siegfried and Roy? To say the Wayne Newton televised tete-a-tete was strange and off-putting would seem to be a given, but, of course, Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren saw it differently. Thats pretty hot! squealed Ms. Van Susteren, who is no stranger to the plastic surgeons scalpel herself. Aside from the groping and attempted lip-locking, Ms. Bachmann appeared genuinely grateful for Mr. Newtons endorsement. She has now secured the support of blue-haired, chain-smoking women over the age of 75 who are addicted to slot machines. Judging from recent polls, that roughly doubles her existing voter base. One might think that the Newton-Bachmann moment represented the apogee of weirdness in the 2012 presidential race, but that is unlikely. Its way early. Who knows what grotesqueries await us down the road? This whole process has been one of surprises, and there has been no bigger surprise than Herman Cain. Mr. Cain has come from nowhere to challenge Mitt Romney as the early frontrunner. Ill admit to this: I like Mr. Cain. He is funny, well-spoken, attractive and energetic. With that said, it must also be noted that he has about as much business being president as, well, Wayne Newton. If Mr. Cain has given any serious thought at all to foreign policy, he has yet to betray it. And it is most instructive that he is conducting a book tour at the same time he purports to be running for president. Whenever challenged about his loony -9-9 plan, which among other things would impose a regressive national 9 percent sales tax, he yammers about apples and oranges. I defy anyone to explain what all this talk about fruit has to do with anything. Pundits praise Mitt Romney for his debate performances, but in my view he comes across as overly practiced and robotic. You could accuse the man of masterminding the Kennedy assassination and he would never wipe that plastic grin off of his face. He is the Republicans 2012 version of John Kerry and that aint good. Yet standing next to Texas Gov. Rick Perry would make almost anyone look like a statesman. I hate to be an I told you so, but when Gov. Perry entered the race, I wrote a column predicting that he would create an initial stir and then fade fast. He currently is in single digits or low double digits in most polls. My opinion was based on what I had seen of Gov. Perry when I lived in Texas. When it was made clear in debates that he cannot think on his feet, the public and the pundits seemed shocked. I dont know why; he has trouble thinking when hes sitting in an empty room. Gov. Perry is neither smart nor diligent, but he is a master at raising funds, rewarding cronies and doing whatever it takes to maintain power. The question Im waiting for someone to ask the preening cowpoke is this: You came from hardscrabble roots, and you have drawn only paychecks issued by the state of Texas for nearly 30 years. How have you become a wealthy man? Gov. Perry may yet rally, however. Never underestimate the power of money in American politics. And he has access to tons of cash. Before this 2012 campaign is completed, I predict that we will have a trove of memories to rival the Newton-Bachmann moment. I certainly hope so. None of the Republicans appears to have a clue as to what to do about much of anything. And while President Obama is adroit at knocking off terrorists and despots, he is clearly overmatched when it comes to dealing with the economy. Perhaps thats why he sends Vice President Joe Biden out to make a fool of himself on a regular basis. Thats what vice presidents are for, one must assume. Things are bleak and getting no better. Theres no marching around that. We need diversions. We need moments like the one Wayne Newton and Michele Bachmann provided. If we couldnt laugh occasionally, wed do nothing but cry. Unleash the clowns, I say, and let them perform in the three-ring Republican circus that is Fox News. My dream occurrence? Julia Roberts sticking her tongue in Ron Pauls ear during an interview with Sean Hannity. As Ms. Van Susteren might say: Pretty hot! h m s h W C billCORNWELL COMMENTARYDanke Schoen


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 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 Far from the street theater and lefty ravings of the Occupy Wall Street protest, ordinary people are posting dispatches about their economic struggles at the We Are the 99 Percent Web page. If you put aside the political rants, the stories are a stark pointillist portrayal of the grinding misery of the Great Recession.And Bank of America has very little to do with it. The recession has added a layer of joblessness on top of punishingly dysfunctional and expensive health-care and higher-education systems. Despite themselves, the people posting at the 99 Percent page arent really making an implicit case for burning down the financial system, but for blowing up how we handle health care and higher education. College students and recent graduates are overrepresented. Their complaint comes down to too much debt, and too few job opportunities to get out from under it. Theres the guy with the masters from Harvard who owes $60,000 and lives off temp jobs. Theres the woman who is paying her $50,000 debt and the $20,000 debt for her 22-year-old daughter. And on and on. The representatives of these debt-burdened graduates shouldnt be at Zuccotti Park, but at the American Association of University Professors or some other arm of the academic complex that gouges students. College tuition has been increasing at a rapid clip. Does anyone believe that higher ed is getting constantly better? Its an inflationary spiral.Another running theme is the high cost of health care and the lack of insurance. One man writes of his job that pays 15 percent less than it did five years ago even as health insurance costs are up over 175 percent. Expressing a characteristic plaint in an era of stagnating income, he says Everything costs more, yet I make less! Many of those posting their stories are members of the working class or struggling middle class. There is an undercurrent of family breakdown the woman whose husband left her after 30 years, the hard-pressed single moms. There are tales of men losing decent-paying jobs. The puerile ideology of Occupy Wall Street is irrelevant to all of this. Goldman Sachs could be dissolved tomorrow and the wealth of the 1 percent confiscated, and it wouldnt make college or health care cheaper, or create one new job. If the revolution yearned for by the protesters is insipid, theres no doubt that the moment calls for bold economic reforms and a rethinking of health care and higher education. President Barack Obamas misbegotten contribution is a health-care law that wont control costs and will insure more people only while making the current system more unsustainable. Republicans often dont even bother to try to connect their program to the troubles of workers down the income scale. The leading establishment Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, wants to cut their capital-gains taxes. The leading tea party presidential candidate, Herman Cain, wants to raise their taxes. If nothing else, We Are the 99 Percent is a reminder that the suffering is real. Rich Lowry is editor of the National R e view. OPINIONHeed the 99 Percent un te an w an d richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly When the national memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. was dedicated, President Barack Obama said of Dr. King, If he were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing all who work there. The dedication occurred amidst the increasingly popular and increasingly global Occupy Wall Street movement. What Obama left unsaid is that King, were he alive, would most likely be protesting Obama administration policies. Not far from the dedication ceremony, Cornel West, preacher, professor, writer and activist, was being arrested on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. He said, before being hauled off to jail: We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decisions. ... We will not allow this day of Martin Luther King Jr.s memorial to go without somebody going to jail, because Martin King would be here right with us, willing to throw down out of deep love. West was arrested with 18 others, declaring solidarity with the Occupy movement all around the world, because we love poor people, we love working people, and we want Martin Luther King Jr. to smile from the grave that we havent forgot his movement. Over the same weekend as the dedication, the U.S. military/CIAs drone campaign, under Commander-in-Chief Obama, launched what the independent, nonprofit Bureau of Investigative Journalism, based in London, called the 300th drone strike, the 248th since Obama took office. According to the BIJ, of the at least 2,318 people killed by drone strikes, between 386 and 775 were civilians, including 175 children. Imagine how Obamas fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr. King, would respond to those grim statistics. In 1963, King published a collection of sermons titled Strength to Love. His preface began, In these turbulent days of uncertainty the evils of war and of economic and racial injustice threaten the very survival of the human race. Three of the 15 sermons were written in Georgia jails, including Shattered Dreams. In that one, he wrote, To cooperate passively with an unjust system makes the oppressed as evil as the oppressor. King revisited the idea of shattered dreams four years later, eight months before his assassination, in his speech called Where Do We Go From Here, saying: Our dreams will sometimes be shattered and our ethereal hopes blasted. ... Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. Earlier in that year, 1967, a year to the day before he was killed, King gave his oft-overlooked Beyond Vietnam speech at Riverside Church in New York City. King preached, I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today, my own government. With those words, with that speech, King set the tone for his final, fateful year. Despite death threats, and his close advisers urging him not to go to Memphis, King went to march in solidarity with that citys sanitation workers. On April 4, 1968, he was shot and killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Deeply impacted at the time by the assassination, we can follow two young men along Kings arc of moral justice all the way to Occupy Wall Street. One was John Carlos, a U.S. Olympic track star. Carlos won the bronze medal in the 200-meter race at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Carlos and his teammate Tommie Smith, who won the gold, raised their black-gloved fists in the power salute on the medal stand, instantly gaining global fame. They both stood without shoes, protesting black children in poverty in the United States. Last week, John Carlos spoke at Occupy Wall Street, and he told me after, Im just so happy to see so many people who are standing up to say: Were not asking for change. We demand change. The other person is the Rev. Jesse Jackson. He was with King when he was assassinated. On a night when the New York City Police Department seemed to be making a move on Occupy Wall Streets first-aid tent, Jackson was there. Just days past his 70th birthday, Jackson joined arms with the young protesters, defying the police. The police backed off. And the arc of the moral universe bent a bit more toward justice. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier. K h a ca ca O de amyGOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly Dr. King would join the movement

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 You may know Kathryn Taubert as the author of a weekly blog in a local publication, Life in the Slow Lane. Her columns range from humorous to serious and thought-provoking, but they are always entertaining. Kathryn is a frequent guest on my show. While we often use her column as a platform for our discussion, theres no putting her on her heels in the conversation; shes conversant with almost any topic. I first met Kathryn at Trulucks restaurant when she was performing at the piano bar with the late, great Claude Rhea. My wife, Linda, and I enjoyed grabbing an early dinner in the bar and listening to Kathryn and Claudes wonderful music. Claude, who always wore his signature beret, was an accomplished pianist who didnt read much music but who could play great jazz piano by ear. Kathryns mellifluous voice was the perfect complement to his smooth jazz style. Claude died three years ago from a brain aneurysm. It was after his passing that Kathryn and I talked about him, his humor and his music. It was through our fondness for Claude and his memory that we developed our own friendship. With getting to know Kathryn, Ive come to admire her great and varied accomplishments as well as her skills in music and writing. I sometimes refer to her on the show as The Last Renaissance Woman. Kathryn grew up on a farm in Southeast Texas. Her family, especially her father, encouraged her to stretch and grow beyond the female stereotypes of the day. She learned horseback riding at an early age and developed a respect for animals of all species. In college, she majored in biology in with a emphasis in zoology (pre-veterinary program) in college. While in college, she was a cardiopulmonary research assistant at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She also became a trainer at Sea-Arama Marineworld in Galveston. Today, shes a Professional Association of Diving Instructors master scuba diver and dive master. Shes also a Red Cross water safety instructor as well as a Red Cross disaster action team and mass casualty volunteer. Consequently, Kathryn is often on call to volunteer during national disasters. Recently, businessman Mike Sturgill (aka Gatorman Mike) petitioned Naples City Council for a conditional use permit that would allow him to sell pictures of tourists hugging an alligator in Tin City. Always the animal activist, Kathryn petitioned the council to deny the permit. It borders on exploitation similar to abuse, she said. Alligators traveling 80 miles each day, being kept in concrete crates, wearing a muzzle, being picked up by strangers with flash photography in their faces all day long... its not educational because its not natural alligator behavior, she maintained. Gatorman Mike prevailed, but Kathryn made her case. Kathryn lived with the Ewe tribe in Ghana for five weeks in 2009 as part of The Global Networks community service volunteer program. Using scarce resources, she worked with tribe members to build their skills in starting a business and better managing their resources. Kathryn has been widowed twice, both times due to illness. On a recent show, we discussed how to support another who has suffered a significant loss in their lives. Many of us avoid any discussion for fear of creating uncomfortable feelings. She recommended the art of just listening. They were both wonderful men, and it was a privilege to have them both in my life, she said about her late husbands. I appreciate when friends will take the time to listen to my memories, and Im sure others do, too. I find it ironic that Kathryns blog is Life in the Slow Lane, because her life has been anything but. I admire her because she is focused, thoughtful and acts on her convictions, and because she contributes in so many ways to the community. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, which airs from 7-8 a.m. Monday-Friday at Past shows are archived on the website. PROFILES IN PARADISEKathryn Taubert: Thinking and acting, globally and locally a i t s e f bobHARDEN e-mail: Talking points with Kathryn TaubertSomething thats been on your mind: The degradation of common sense, critical thinking and compassion in our society. What makes you laugh: Anything funny! Last book you read: The Age of Empathy: Natures Lessons for a Kinder Society, by Frans DeWaal Something youll never understand: How some people can stare facts in the face and still deny them. Pet peeve: Cell phones in cars. Cell phones in restaurants. Cell phones in grocery store checkout lines. Cell phones! Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: Im really rather shy and retiring. If not careful, I could rather easily become a hermit. What are you most proud of? Taking care of the people I loved when they needed help, and being able to do so. What the Paradise Coast really needs: Greater cognizance of our impact upon the fragile ecosystem.


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 project based on Mr. Allens improbable saga.) For those with short memories, the basic outline of Mr. Allens story goes like this: Warren and Maureen Nyerges, a retired couple from Ohio, had purchased in 2009, for cash, a $165,000 home in Golden Gate. Since they paid cash, Mr. and Mrs. Nyerges owned the home free and clear. There was no mortgage. Bank of America, however, thought differently. The bank said there was a mortgage and that the couple was behind in their payments. Early last year, Bank of America sought to foreclose on the home. Mr. and Mrs. Nyerges attempted to reason with the bank, but to no avail. Some two dozen attorneys passed on taking the case. But Mr. Allen agreed to take on Bank of America. He was successful in getting the bank to drop the case, but Bank of America despite a court order refused to pay Mr. and Mrs. Nyerges some $2,500 to cover Mr. Allens fees. Things dragged on until Mr. Allen introduced an audacious gambit into the proceedings: He essentially foreclosed on the forecloser. Armed with a court order and accompanied by Collier County sheriffs deputies and a moving van, he appeared at the Bank of America branch on Davis Boulevard on June 3 and said he was not leaving until the bank coughed up the couples fees. If the bank chose not to comply, he said deputies and moving men were prepared to begin hauling furniture, cash, computers and whatever else out of the building, most of which would be sold at public auction. Because of legal constraints, Mr. Allen cannot discuss in detail what transpired that day at the bank. But the bottom line is that Bank of America, rather than lose its furniture and what little was left of its dignity, issued a check for about $2,500 to cover the expenses of Mr. and Mrs. Nyerges. Mr. Allen later got another $3,000 out of the bank to cover his expenses in the case. The bank also apologized to Mr. and Mrs. Nyerges and blamed the fiasco on an outside attorney it had employed to handle the affair. Mr. Allen suspected the unusual events might attract some limited local publicity, but he was unprepared for the firestorm of international attention that followed. The story struck a chord with millions of people worldwide who have battled banks and other lending institutions during the economic meltdown. In a time when individuals seem to have precious little control over how their economic lives are governed, Mr. Allen became a symbol of hope. It was the ultimate David versus Goliath story, he says.Outside the boxMr. Allen says he is not sure why some 25 other lawyers turned down the case, but he suspects it has something to do with the way law schools train their students. Lawyers are taught that things fit into certain boxes, and if a case doesnt fit a particular box, that presents a problem, he says. Sometimes lawyers are not the most creative people when it comes to thinking outside those boxes. The limited local media attention Mr. Allen expected came and went, but the floodgates around the world opened wide and have yet to be shut. The catalyst for the international coverage was when the story appeared in the Drudge Report. From there, the Huffington Post and Fox News picked it up, and soon the story seemed to take on a life of its own. Im still getting calls from places like New Zealand and Guatemala, says Mr. Allen, who has left his old firm and now practices with Goede & Adamczyk. Many of them are from attorneys wanting to know how we did what we did. News organizations from Britain to Brazil have wanted to Mr. Allen to tell his story. At one point, I hurt my back, Mr. Allen recalls, and I had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. On the way to the hospital, in the ambulance, I was on the telephone, conducting an interview. In what might be the ultimate test of pop culture stardom, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ran a segment on Mr. Allen. In introducing the feature, Mr. Stewart said that with all the depressing economic news, it was important to focus on an uplifting, feel-good story from the world of finance and theres only one. In typical Daily Show style, Mr. Allen was described as a super lawyer. I thought it was hilarious, Mr. Allen says of the spot. Then came the movie deal, something Mr. Allen says caught him completely by surprise. My wife, who keeps me from getting a big head, teases me about this a lot, he says. She says if a movie is made, it will probably be one of those Lifetime network movies that run at 2 a.m. and only a few women watch. In truth, however, producers are looking at something more ambitious, although nothing definite has been ironed out yet. In one of those enduring questions, Mr. Allen is asked whom he thinks should portray him in a film. He says he has no particular actor in mind, but it probably should be someone sarcastic and with a sense of humor.A lawyer is bornWhile Mr. Allen, 33, is new to the practice of law he graduated from Ave Maria School of Law in 2010 his interest in the legal profession is longstanding. A native of Utah, he says he decided to become a lawyer after watching a dedicated attorney help a family member who was in great need. A graduate of Brigham Young University, he spent his Mormon mission in small towns in Georgia and says that experience further heightened his desire to use the law as a means of protecting the interests of those who have little clout or influence. Ave Maria School of Law recruits vigorously at Brigham Young University, he says, and that partially explains how he ended up there. Another factor, though, is Ave Marias dedication to using the law as a force for social good and not merely as a means of making money, he adds. He says he considers himself to be more of a litigator than a foreclosure specialist, although he soon will begin teaching a class in foreclosure defense at Ave Maria. According to Mr. Allen, he receives calls almost daily from people with foreclosure problems in other states. I have to tell them that I cant help them, that Im not licensed in their state, he says. But I always try to do some research and find someone in their area who can help them. Many of the stories I hear are heartbreaking.Taking a riskDespite the turbulent nature his life has assumed, Mr. Allen says he stays grounded through family (he and his wife have two children, ages 6 and 2), and with an occasional round of golf. I always believed I could use the law to do good, to help people and be successful, he says. But, no, I never envisioned anything like this. And I know at some point this (publicity) will fade, and Im fine with that. What brings me the most satisfaction is simply helping people and sometimes helping them with more than just their legal problems. People will come into my office in tears, literally. They are crying, desperate. If I can do something that allows them to leave feeling ecstatic or happy or hopeful, then Ive done my job. Cynics might read Mr. Allens statements and dismiss them as the self-serving blathering of a lawyer seeking solely to capitalize on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But Chris Bray, a Naples wealth management specialist and an attorney himself, says those cynics are wrong. Thats an understandable reaction, because lets be honest, a lot of lawyers are scumbags, says Mr. Bray, who also teaches at Ava Maria School of Law and had Mr. Allen as one of his students. That is not the case with Todd. Hes not a media whore. Mr. Bray has become something of a mentor and advisor to Mr. Allen and says he told him theres nothing wrong with using this attention to aid his career. I encouraged Todd not to be bashful about this; I told him to husband this opportunity, Mr. Bray says. Lets face it, this is good for his career, and there is nothing wrong with that. I think all of this has been positive and good, not just for Todd, but for people who need hope in todays (economic) environment. Mr. Bray also points out that Mr. Allen took a risk in assuming the Bank of America case and that he had no way of knowing it would turn into a lifechanging event. The odds of this case being lucrative at all were very long, he says. I think Todd took this on for two legitimate reasons. One, he is a young lawyer and this was good experience. Two, he truly does have a passion for representing people whom he believes to be defenseless. He has a passion for the underdog. Mr. Bray further believes that a movie is very possible, which certainly would extend Mr. Allens brush with fame and further spread the word that the little guy sometimes does prevail. Mr. Bray likens a possible movie about Todd Allen to the film that was made about Erin Brockovich. (Mr. Allens experience in the bank case) is just a very, very good story, he says. I could very well see this on HBO or something like that. If you watch The Daily Show segment, you see (the movie) possibilities. The Daily Show writers obviously understood what a great story this is. This is just a hunch, but perhaps the only people on the planet who fail to see the enormous cinematic potential of this tale are those who occupy the executive suites at Bank of America. LAWYERFrom page 1 LINDA HANSEN / COURTESY PHOTOMr. Allen gained national attention when Comedy Central came to town to film a spoof at Bank of America on Davis Boulevard. People in the parking lot are waving faces of the couple Mr. Allen represented in a case against the bank. COMEDY CENTRALVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYTodd Allen


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 NEWS A9 Wednesday, November 2 at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 3 at 12 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort 2600 Tiburon Drive Naples, FL 34109 Laser Spine Institutes minimally invasive procedures are the safe and effective alternative to open back or neck surgery.Each month, more people come to Laser Spine Institute to relieve their back and neck pain than to any other spine surgery center in the nation. Attend our complimentary Medical Seminar. To register, call 1-866-432-1497 today.Spine conditions commonly treated: Advantages of our endoscopic approach: Spinal stenosis Sciatica Herniated disc Degenerative disc disease Bone spurs No lengthy recovery No fusions or hardware 93.8% patient satisfaction Less than 1-inch incision Outpatient procedureRegister today at 1-866-432-1497 or www.SpineSeminar.comLearn about minimally invasive spine surgery. Well discuss the latest surgical techniques to relieve your back or neck pain, and answer your questions.Meet one-on-one with our physician. Bring your MRI or CT scans to the seminar, and our physician will review them and discuss treatment for your speci c condition. Finally, free yourself from back pain. BY LOIS BOLINSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYScience and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Arthur SchlesingerThe Latin translation for the word tradition literally means to hand over or give for safekeeping. During City Fest, one of the city of Naples newest traditions, two history-making traditions will kick off the weekend. 60 years of football Perhaps nothing defines a community more that its Friday night football games, and this Friday, Oct 28, during halftime at Naples High School, the family that helped to launch NHS football 60 years ago will be remembered. Rex Lehman, an employee of a nursery in Miami, first came to Naples in 1936 to give a landscaping proposal to the Uihlein family of Schlitz Brewery. When William Uihlein made Mr. Lehman an offer he couldnt refuse, he moved to Naples and began a new life as caretaker of the Uihlein estate. Two years later brought his sweetheart Elsie (now his wife) to Naples. In 1949, Mr. and Mrs. Lehman set off to Fort Myers High School to borrow 20 football uniforms at the request of his friend, William Cambier (the soon-to-be Naples city engineer, who was at the time employed at the Edison Home in Fort Myers). The uniforms outfitted several six-man teams that learned to play football at Cambier Park, where NHS games were played until 1961. Mr. Lehman had two goals in mind as he traveled to Fort Myers for those uniforms: He wanted to teach the local boys how to play football, and he wanted to see his grandson, Robert Walker, play. While he did see the NHS boys play their first official game in 1950, he never got to see his grandson play, as a swamp angel bite (mosquito) took away the boys strength.The Lehman Legacy AwardThe first-ever Lehman Legacy Award will be presented during halftime ceremonies at the NHS game Oct. 28. The name of the recipient, a student honored for embodying the spirit of selfless service for high school football, will be inscribed on a trophy that will be displayed in the NHS Wall of Fame. In addition, the sponsors have donated a family weekend to any Hilton in Florida, a dinner for 12 at Shulas Steak House at the Hilton Naples and a Naples Backyard History private waterfront tour aboard the Bayfront Cove Runner, underwritten by Extreme Family Fun Spot.Another new traditionThe Old Naples Waterfront Association will present another new tradition, the second annual Naples Stone Crab Festival Kick-Off Party, from 4-10 p.m. at Pinchers Crab Shack at Tin City. A special ceremony at 6 p.m. sharp, in cooperation with the city of Naples and Naples Backyard History, will unveil a long overdue Diamond Jubilee historic marker on the site that was one of the citys first economic development centers in the 1920s. Honorary guests at the unveiling will include these honorary board members of the Old Naples Waterfront Association, who have been closely associated with our community waterfronts: Johnny Morgan (Marco Island), Ben Storter (Everglades City), Duke Turner (Naples Bay) and Lavern Norris Gaynor, whose fathers foresight saved Rookery Bay. The bronze marker is part of the Diamond Jubilee markers program (not to be confused with the national bronze marker program), which celebrated the city of Naples 75th Anniversary in 2000. It slated 15 historic markers on sites that were significant to the citys business, civic and social life. Only 12 markers were placed, however, leaving Tin City, Combs Fish Company/Kellys Fish House (coming in the spring of 2012) and the 1921 Building (which has recently been placed on the National Register of Historic Places) waiting to be recognized for their place in local history. The bronze marker will read: Tin Citys legacy began in the 1920s when Henry Espenlaub leased his property to the pioneering families of Daniels and Combs, who constructed docks and tin-roofed buildings to service fishing fleets and a clam and oyster shucking/processing plant. Its strategic positioning near the Tamiami Trail (est. 1928) and the Naples Depot (est. 1927) made it one of the citys first economic centers and attractions. In 1977, Kenney Schryver led the initiative to transform the abandoned clam factory into its current brand now called Tin City. Sponsored by: Pinchers Crab Shack, Naples Backyard History and the Old Naples Waterfront Association. Naples Backyard History welcomes the inaugural Lehman Legacy Award and the second annual Naples Stone Crab Festival as new traditions designed to help connect our community of today to the pioneering faces and places (and memories) of our community back then. Lois Bolin, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Naples Backyard History, which is headquartered at 436 Bayfront. For more information about programs and events, call 594-2978 or visit UNDERCOVER HISTORIANThe Lehman Legacy Award: Kicking off a new tradition Rex and Elsie Lehman 1949 Naples Highs 1950 Naples Highs 2011 Naples Highs1st Annual


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 2777 Tamiami Trail North, Naples 34103 239.261.home(4663) www.clivedaniel.comCLIVEDANIELHOME CD Weve got great style in store for you!Opening soon in Naples! The Philharmonic Center for the Arts has implemented the first phase of its Going Green energy conservation initiative, which will create a stateof-the-art, environmentally friendly mode of operations while saving the arts complex more than $85,000 per year in expenses. The first phase of the five-phase project upgrades the air-conditioning system with two new magnetic chillers, two new cooling towers and four new pumps. It is the first major upgrade to the air-conditioning system since 1988. Later this fall, solar panels will be installed on the plant roof that will be used to heat water in the performance hall. The Going Green initiative is supported by a $500,000 Florida Clean Energy Grant, which was awarded through the governors office earlier this year. The Phil was the only organization in Collier County to receive the grant award, which is being matched through private donations. This is an important and exciting project that helps make us a leader in energy cost reduction in our region, says Kathleen van Bergen, president and CEO of the center. Going Green will be an ongoing project, she adds. Other elements of the initiative include replacing lights, fixtures and appliances with more energy-efficient models as well as sealing, shading and renovating entry points to better retain cool air. The Going Green program for the Phil was developed over the past two years. By the end of the current season, the Phil is expected to qualify for certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, an internationally recognized green building certification system. Building Superintendent Alex Pena, who has been with the Phil since before it opened, says Going Green will bring us up to speed with the top energy plants in the region. Weve been working toward this for many years. The state grant made the decision easier. He adds phase one is just the beginning. Were looking at LED lighting and other cutting-edge energy technology for the future. The Phil goes greenComplex implements innovative energy conservation program


SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell PointThe public is invited and many of these events are Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation 2011 Sh ell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-1944-11 (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.orgNov.1,8,15 Three Great American Women Artists The Academy of Lifelong Learning presents a threesession course that examines the life and major artistic contributions of each of these important female artists.Nov.1Session 1, Mary Cassatt from 2pm to 4pm. $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Nov.8Session 2, Georgia OKeefefrom 2pm to 4pm. $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Nov.15Session 3, Louise Nevelson from 2pm to 4pm. $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Nov.2&8Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentationat 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131.Nov.3 Create Your Own Holiday Card With Doug McGregor at 10:15am to 2:15pm. Stretch your creativity and amaze your family and friends this holiday season as you create your own holiday card with one of Fort Myers favorite creative individuals. Lunch and supplies will be provided. $20. Call (239) 454-2054.Nov.4&6 Global Perspectives for the 21st Century presented by The Village Church at Shell PointThis World Focus Weekend event will help develop a global perspective and a passion for what God is doing in other areas of the world. The featured speaker is Stuart McAllister with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Questions, call (239) 454-2147. For times and topics visit Craft Bazaar from 10am to 3pm. The Shell Point Crafters Group annual Shell Point Holiday Craft Bazaar welcomes the public to view and purchase a variety of crafts, art, and jewelry handmade by the many talented artists at Shell Point. Admission is free. Info call (239) 454-2054.Nov.7 Southwest Florida Symphony presents Schumann and Brahms at 7:30pm. Maestro Michael Hall has programmed three masterpieces from the great 19th century Romantic composers. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, please call (239) 454-2067.Nov.11 Shell Point Open Golf Tournamentat 7:30am. Shell Points 8th annual charity Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, will be held at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. The tournament will raise funds for the not-for-profit Waterside Medical Complex which offers medical and healthcare services to residents of Shell Point and the surrounding community. The cost to play is $125 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bags, prize opportunities, breakfast, and lunch. To play, call (239) 466-8484. Visit for full listings of this months events! FREEShell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! Nov. 1-152011 FREE! FREE! FREE! WEEK OF OCT 27-NOV 2, 2011 A11 Forum will focus on county electionsA public forum on How We Elect County Commissioners takes place from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Moorings Presbyterian Church. Sponsors are the Collier County Presidents Council, the League of Women Voters, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Naples Daily News and the Greater Naples Better Government Committee. A panel of experts will discuss alternatives to the current district-based system. All are welcome to this free program. The church is at 791 Harbor Drive. Campaign hopes to encourage citizen participationThe 2011 Campaign for Leadership is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, at the Naples Botanical Garden. The nonpartisan program is designed to encourage citizen leaders to serve on boards and commissions and/or run for elected office. Everyone is welcome. Speakers and panelists include more than 25 elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, the media and policy experts. The program is sponsored by the Leadership Collier Foundation in partnership with numerous civic organizations. Registration is $75. To sign up or for more information, call Lori Freiburg at 403-2904 or e-mail lori@naplescham FREE CONSULTATIONNo Recovery No Fees or CostsOut of Area Call 1-800-852-65853515 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 101 Cape Coral 1629 K. Street NW, Suite 300 Washington D.C.www.lawinfo.cc239-540-3333 INJURED William M. PowellPracticing Law in Florida for over 28 years. Former President Cape Coral Bar Association Former Cape Coral City Attorney. Serious Bodily Injury Medical Malpractice Hospital/Physician Errors Wrongful Death Trucking Accidents Auto, Motorcycle & Plane Nursing Home Paralysis Slip & Fall Failure to Diagnose Drunk Drivers Brain Damage Birth Defects


9101 STRADA PLACE NAPLES, FLORIDA 34108239.552.5100 WHOLEFOODSMARKET.COM FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF OCT. 27-NOV. 2, 2011 Here are some programs and promotions going on around town as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Barbells for Boobs9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 CrossFit Blaze fitness center, 5465 Jaeger Road Join the Amazing Grace 2011 workout for a $35 donation to Mammograms in Action and get a T-shirt (while supplies last). Info: 289-9275 or Making Strides Against Breast Cancer9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 The Village on Venetian Bay Gather pledges and step out for this noncompetitive walk to raise awareness and dollars to fight breast cancer. Pledges are dedicated to the American Cancer Societys research, education, patient support and advocacy programs to defeat the disease. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear pink bras over their walking clothes, and the finish line will be a giant pink bra. Info: 403-2204 or www.putonyour Hungry HowiesThroughout October All pizzas come in bright pink boxes and Hungry Howies will make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every pizza purchased. Customers can add a donation to their order and participate in Hungry Howies social media campaign. Info: www.hungryhowies. com. Panera BreadThroughout Ocober Pink Ribbon bagels are available in all Panera bakery-cafes. The restaurant will donate 10 cents each Pink Ribbon bagel sold to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; a $1 donation will be made for every bakers dozen sold. 2012-13 Komen for the Cure community grant process beginsSusan G. Komen for the Cure, Southwest Florida is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 community grants to assist local breast health programs. The request for application and the application itself can be found at All organizations that wish to submit a grant proposal must participate in the community grants workshop that is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 31, at the affiliate headquarters at Coconut Point mall in Estero. For more information or to sign up for the workshop, e-mail Amy Austin at Breast Cancer Awareness Month events continue


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 NEWS A13 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS 1 2 4 3 6 5The second annual Stiletto Sprint drew men and women, boys and girls many wearing high heels to race from The von Liebig Art Center to Sugden Plaza to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Garden of Hope & Courage. 1. Amy Carducci and Tiffani Landry 2. Lawrence Perillo 3. Kalen Krier and Jacqueline Ouellette 4. Kristin and Rylie Cibellis 5. Barbara Reed and Kristen Griffin 6. Glennas GangBOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY Women Supporting Women took place at Handsome Harrys to benefit the Garden of Hope & Courage and Cancer Alliance of Naples. 1. The evenings theme was inspired by Audrey Hepburn I believe in pink... I believe in miracles 2. Augie Greenberg, Sheryl Hillburn and Susan Watts 3. Event founder and breast cancer survivor Alice Carlson 4. Mickey Gargan, Augie Greenberg, Leslie Turruellas, Lynn Grewe, Linda Simon, Jean Pikus and Mary Ellen Brennan 1 2 4 3MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCT. 27-NOV. 2, 2011 A15 NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEHigh fashion London Fashion Week usually brings forth a shock or two from cutting-edge designers, but a September creation by Rachel Freire might have raised the bar: a floor-length dress made from 3,000 cow nipples (designed to resemble roses). Initial disgust for the garment centered on implied animal abuse, but Ms. Freire deflected that issue by pointing out that the nipples had been discarded by a tannery and that her use amounted to recycling. The 32-year-old Ms. Freire, who has worked with mainstream entertainers such as Christina Aguilera, was kept so busy with the animalabuse angle that she was largely spared having to explain another issue why anyone would want to wear a dress made with cow nipples. Leading economic indicatorsTurned down once before, liquor manufacturer EFAG convinced Germany's Federal Patent Court in September to award trademark protection to its schnapps with the brand name Ficken, which in German translates directly into what in English is known as the F-word. The court acknowledged that the name is unquestionably in poor taste but is not sexually discriminatory and does not violate public morals. In fact, the court noted, the word is widely used in Germany. DMV is a dangerous place The Department of Motor Vehicles office in Roseville, Calif., was closed for a week in July after a driving school student crashed into the building and left a 5-foot hole in the wall. A young man taking a test at the drivers' center in Brisbane, Australia, in August lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a bench outside the building, hitting his mother, who was waiting for him. A 56-year-old DMV driving tester was killed in July when the woman she was evaluating ran off the road in Williamsburg, Va., and struck a tree. Physicianof the Month October The Staff and Administration of Lee Memorial Health System are pleased to announce the Physician of the Month Peter S. Schreiber, D.O. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Associates in Medical RehabilitationThe Sta and Administration of Lee Memorial Health System are pleased to announce Peter S. Schreiber, D.O., as Physician of the Month for October 2011. The physician is chosen through nominations from employees, volunteers and other physicians on sta based on criteria such as consistent quality, attitude, professionalism, compassion and going above and beyond what is reasonably expected. This month we salute Dr. Schreiber for exemplifying the qualities of an excellent physician and we are privileged to have had Dr. Schreiber as a respected member of our medical sta since October 1999.






The United Arts Council is seeking donations of art supplies for its Tools for Schools recycle center. The center serves as a resource for Collier County public school art teachers. With public schools tightening their belts, teachers in the arts (painting, music, theatre, photography, film, etc.) increasingly find it difficult to secure funding for the supplies they need for a full school year. As the academic year progresses, the United Arts Council often gets calls from teachers who have run out of supplies and are seeking donations. The public is asked to give unwanted materials and surplus supplies, focusing on art supplies and related equipment that can be used in the arts classroom. Donations for music classrooms and school theater productions are also welcome. The Tools for Schools center does not accept everyday recyclables that you would normally put in your homes recycle container. Some donations go directly to gifted students. Theres the child who has a real talent for art, but cant afford supplies to practice at home. Or the young teen with a passion for photography, but whose family cant afford to buy the equipment they need to pursue their passion. Students like these are the real winners with this program, and their teachers can identify them and secure supplies and equipment for them through the center. The Tools for Schools center is in the United Arts Council office at 2335 Tamiami Trail N. For more information, call 263-8242 or visit www.collierarts. com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 NEW PATIENTS WELCOME DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED PODIATRIC SURGEONBOARD CERTIFIED: AMERICAN BOARD OF LOWER EXTREMITY SURGEONS Items needed to stock the shelves in the United Arts Councils Tools for Schools center include: >>Paints, brushes and pastels >>Marker pens and colored pencils >>Construction paper, photo paper >>Poster board and foam core boards >>Scissors and matt cutters >>Plastic and wood scraps >>Stickers >>Sheet music and instrumental CDs >>Small musical instruments >>Costumes and props for drama classes >>Cameras (digital, 35mm and disposable) and lm Donations can be dropped off at the arts council of ce, 2335 Tamiami Trail N. Call 263-8242 for more information. in the know Arts council seeks recyclables for Tools for Schools programThe United Arts Council of Collier County hosts its annual fall fundraiser, A Patriotic Salute to the Arts, on Saturday evening, Nov. 12, at The von Liebig Art Center. The festivities help kick off Celebrate the Arts Month. Guests will enjoy an evening of visual and performing arts showcasing area artists and musical and theater groups. Trevor Earl will entertain, and gourmet food stations will be set up throughout the center. For tickets or more information, call 263-8242 or visit www.Celebra Arts council plans patriotic salute


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PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Seven of us returned recently from Kansas City and the annual meeting of our health-care information technology partner, Cerner, more eager than ever to face the challenges ahead. Michele Thoman, chief nursing officer; Jon Kling, microsystem critical care director; Gerald McGinnis, director of nurse informatics; Mark Milner, director of utilization; Rick Plisko, IT executive director; David Vigil, senior director IT works; and I joined 5,000 health-care information technology professionals from around the world at the meeting. Three speeches were particularly memorable: Dr. Denis Cortese, emeritus president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, captured the spirit of the gathering in his presentation titled Leading the Possible. His remarks focused on what successful health-care organizations like NCH have accomplished with Cerner. For almost a decade, Dr. Cortese has shared three questions with audiences and always gets the same response. First: Who wants to be admitted to a hospital tomorrow, even if it is the best hospital in the country? Second: Who would like to be sick tomorrow? And third: Who wants to be a patient? The answer to all three, of course, is nobody. We all want to avoid being a patient, yet we dont all practice behaviors to help keep us well. Organizations like ours need to migrate from a sickness system, with huge repair shops, to a prevention program with productive wellness centers like our two facilities. We also need to focus on being a learning organization that strives to be more efficient and that is rewar ded for outcomes meaning how well a patient does, not how much care a patient needs. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician noted for her educational blogs, discussed how to escape the confinement of a medical office by using technology to communicate with all those to whom we provide care. With 800 million people worldwide on Facebook, 65 percent of Internet users actively social networking and 83 percent of Americans owning a hand-held device, it is imperative that health-care professionals learn to communicate through technology. This is becoming a trusted new model between patients and physicians. Insurance company payers need to recognize and reward these interactions that will cost everyone less. While the human touch will always trump technological advances, we should all work to optimize our use of technology to facilitate the continuity of care and comfort we deliver. The event concluded with an overview by Neal Patterson, Cerner founding partner and CEO. His vision and innovation created the culture of IT success from which everyone in our community benefits. Cerner, he said, is genetically reengineering itself to become a digital institution with the ability to improve quality, safety and outcomes while driving down costs. Having accomplished the heavy lifting, institutions such as NCH can now benefit from the artificial intelligence and evidence-based medicine that has been perfected to secure better outcomes. With improved technology, we can better serve our patients and also better understand the dynamics of what we do. Digital technology is the backbone for seismic change in the healthcare ecosystem. My overall takeaway from the Cerner meeting was that by embracing digital, we can provide better quality outcomes in a safer environment and with more capacity to care, even while bending the cost curve downward (as we demonstrated with our own health insurance). Thats a noble goal for our hospital and our community. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. TO YOUR HEALTHWorkshop examines the impact of pet illness, lossThe Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy presents Understanding the Emotional Impact of Pet Illness and Loss, with pet bereavement specialist Jodi Timna, from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the community auditorium at Moorings Park. Sponsored by Avow Hospice of Naples and Pets at Peace, the workshop addresses the emotional needs of pet owners coping with pet illness and loss. Ms. Timna is director of social work for all six South Florida locations of the Animal Cancer Care Clinic. She holds a masters degree in social work from the University of Pennsylv ania and has lectured about pet bereavement around the world. Admission is $20 per person. To reserve a seat, call Janet Rossano at 3532818 or e-mail at The Brody Project is a nonprofit organization that provides animal assisted therapy to health and human services providers. Moorings Park Retirement Community and the Shelter for Abused Women & Children are current recipients of The Brody Projects services. For more information, visit Hospice has program about childrens griefAvow Hospice presents a free bereavement workshop for children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of someone they love. The program takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Ispiri community center on the Avow campus. Creative and therapeutic activities will provide opportunities to express feelings, build coping skills and reinforce positive memories of their loved ones within a relaxed, nonjudgmental environment. Parents are invited to a group session from 9-10:30 a.m. to learn tips for supporting their grieving children. The Avow campus is at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. To sign up or for more information, call Raquel Gonzalez, childrens bereavement counselor, at 261-4404, ext. 3724.Collier 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 inf ormation, call 252-8555. For years, doctors and pharmacists ha v e warned people to steer clear of fresh grapefruit or grapefruit juice when taking certain medicines. But University of Florida researchers believe that within the next few years, theyll be able to release a grapefruitpummelo hybrid that those who enjoy the zingy fruit can consume without risking adverse side effects from their medicine. The researchers findings are presented in the current issue of the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. We have the possibility to develop new products that are going to be very similar to grapefruit, and we wont have these issues, says Fred Gmitter, a UF citrus breeder based at the universitys Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. They can be used as a fresh fruit, or people can make juice from them, and all these folks who are on the medicines wont have to worry about them, he adds. In 1989, scientists doing a study on how alcohol consumption might interact with a prescription drug attempted to disguise the alcohols taste by mixing it with grapefruit juice and discovHEALTHY LIVING S f t d tl f w t n p i l allenWEISS STRAIGHT TALK Embracing digital communications to improve health care Mixing meds and grapefruit COURTESY PHOTOUniversity of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member Fred Gmitter, a citrus breeder, and Chunxian Chen, a UF associate scientist, display new varieties of grapefruit and pomelo hybrids at UFs Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred.BY MICKIE ANDERSONUniversity of Florida Weekly We have the possibility to develop new products that are going to be very similar to grapefruit... They can be used as a fresh fruit, or people can make juice from them, and all these folks who are on the medicines wont have to worry about them. Fred Gmitter, citrus breeder based at UFs Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake AlfredSEE GRAPEFRUIT, A27


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In conjunction with some medicines, including those meant to lower cholesterol, the grapefruit can change how much of the drug is absorbed in the patients bloodstream, intensifying therapeutic or side effects. Furanocoumarin, a chemical naturally found in some vegetables and fruits, was identified as primarily responsible for the grapefruit juice effect. The UF study began when Florida Department of Citrus research scientist Paul Cancalon, also based at the Lake Alfred center, asked Mr. Gmitters laboratory for samples of Florida-grown grapefruit to compare to grapefruit grown in other places around the world. Mr. Cancalon noticed that the Floridagrown grapefruit demonstrated lower furanocoumarin content than grapefruit grown in other places, prompting him and Mr. Gmitter to begin checking more grapefruit and pummelo varieties, as well as hybrids, for furanocoumarin levels.Eventually, Mr. Gmitter says, they found several hybrids with little to no furanocoumarins, including one seedless variety he believes will have wide appeal for consumers. Besides Mr. Gmitter and Mr. Cancalon, the team included UF associate scientist Chunxian Chen and Carl Haun, a Florida Department of Citrus chemist. Lisa House, a UF professor in food and resource economics who studies consumer preferences, led two focus groups in Atlanta in early 2011. One group was made up of grapefruit consumers; the other of nonconsumers. Although its difficult to draw big conclusions from a small group, she says, in general, both consumer groups liked the idea of a grapefruit hybrid that didnt interfere with prescription drugs more so after taste tests. Both groups saw it as a fruit to add to their diet, not just something to replace grapefruit, she says. Support for Parkinsons patients and their caregiversThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds exercise, speech and art therapy classes at locations in Naples and Bonita Springs for those who suffer from Parkinsons disease. Support programs for families and caregivers are also offered, and various opportunities are available for volunteers at PASFI headquarters, 2950 Tamiami Trail N. A new session of dance classes started this week and takes place from 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Fleischmann Park in Naples. The organization is looking for a location to hold classes in Bonita Springs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Attendance is free. PASFI has recently signed a contract with NCH Healthcare System to hold speech classes at the North Collier Hospital. Classes will take place once a week for eight weeks, beginning early in 2012. To sign up for classes or for more information about services and programs offered by PASFI, call Executive Director Ruth Hubing at 417-3465, e-mail pasfied@ or visit Festival celebrates Good healthCaregiver Services Inc. presents a Back to Good Health Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Golden Gate Community Center. Free blood pressure, hearing and vision screenings will be provided, and information will be available from numerous area health and home care agencies. For more information, call 634-6405.COPD is topic of free programJuniper Village at Naples hosts a lunchand-learn program about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Health-care workers can earn one CEU for attending the class that will cover the definition, signs and symptoms of the disease process and the role hospice can play at the end stages. Vitas Hospice is the presenter and will provide lunch and refreshments. Call 5981368 to RSVP by Nov. 11. Juniper Village is at 1155 Encore Way.Free counseling for caregivers Caregivers of seniors ages 60 and older who are experiencing stress from changing life circumstances can obtain free peer counseling from the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Counseling is coordinated by Margot Escott, a licensed clinical social worker with MHASWFL. Call 261-5405 or e-mail Ms. Escott can also provide information about the associations other services. GRAPEFRUITFrom page A26

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You will save on damages when a storm hits!Garden Center Full Service Tree Care to 75 feet Hurricane Prep & Clean-Up Privacy Plantings Landscape Design Water Features Pavers Irrigation Here are some walks and runs coming up to raise awareness about and funds for various nonprofit organizations and causes: The second annual Pancreate Hope Naples, a 2-mile walk to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, takes place Saturday morning, Oct. 29, at North Collier Regional Park. Sign up at (search for Pancreate Hope). For more information, contact Cristina LaGrasta at 877-2260 or The kick-off party for Relay For Life for Naples: Diggin for a Cure takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge. Everyone is welcome to sign up a team or find one to join and to learn more about the event that takes place Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at Gulfview Middle School. RSVP for the kick-off party by calling 261-0337 by Nov. 1. The American Heart Associations Collier County Heart Walk steps out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Cambier Park and includes a non-competitive 5K walk and 1-mile course. Kids can enjoy face-painting and a bounce house. New this year is a post-walk canine costume contest. National sponsor Subway will serve heart-healthy sandwiches. There is no registration fee, although donations to the AHA are encouraged. For more information, call Teresa McInnis at 495-4915 or visit www.collier The Naples North Rotary Club holds the Sunset & Suds 5K race on Friday, Nov. 11, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Da Ru Ma on Vanderbilt Beach Road and finishing on the beach at the Turtle Club. A beach party complete with steel drum band, beer and food will follow the race. Registration is $20 in advance and $25 on race day. All proceeds will benefit the Naples North Rotary Foundation. Sign up at For more information, call 250-5085. The second annual SWFL Walk the Talk for Epilepsy sets out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at North Collier Regional Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. See story on page A26. Help Collier County students make strides toward their future by taking part in a 5K walk/run to benefit the Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program Saturday morning, Nov. 19, starting at the Collier County School District Administration Center, 5775 Osceola Trail. Registration is $10 for students, $35 for adults (free T-shirts for those who sign up by Oct. 14). For more information or to sign up, call the Education Foundation of Collier County at 643-4755 or visit www. The Jolley Be Good 5K race to benefit the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Foundation takes place Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at Veterans Community Park on Marco. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Humane Society Naples dog training programs on Marco.The run sets out at 7:30 a.m. along a route that travels Collier Boulevard and crosses the new Jolley Bridge before returning to the park. A noncompetitive, 1-mile walk starts at 7:35 a.m. For registration and more information, contact the Gulf Coast Runners Association at or call 642-0575. The 2012 Golden Gate Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society is set for the Golden Gate Community Center Friday and Saturday, April 27-28. For more information or to sign up a team, call the American Cancer Society at 261-0337, ext. 3861, or visit www. The 2012 Relay For Life of East Collier takes place Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, at East Naples Middle School. For more information, call 2610337, ext. 3861, or visit www.relayfor Walk the walks, run the races Get ready, get set, go fishingHamilton Harbor Yacht Club hosts Fishing for Courage, the third annual Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion fishing tournament, on Saturday, Nov. 5. The all-species tourney benefits Florida amputees, including many local war veterans. Its a fast-paced scavenger hunt for fish, as anglers try to catch (and release) as many of the 20 identified species as they can and photograph them to accumulate the most points. For rules and online registration, visit For more information, call 591-8393. Paddlers of all stripes welcome at Marco raceClean up your kayak and polish your paddleboard for the inaugural Macro Island Kayak and Standup Paddleboard Competition set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Smokehouse Bay at the Esplande. The event benefits the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Marco Alumni Scholarship Fund. 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John Sheppard Guinness World Record Blood Donor 315 Pints of Blood Donated(and still counting) Caring people, caring for people.Start your bid for Johns title today.Blood Center Locations Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers HealthPark Medical Center, 9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers Cape Coral Hospital, 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral Bonita Community Health Center, 3501 Health Center Blvd., Bonita Call 239-343-2333 for bloodmobile schedules John Sheppard began regularly donating blood more than 60 years ago. To date, he has donated 315 pints of blood at the Lee Memorial Blood Centers, 84 more than the previous world record holder. Every pint of blood can save as many as three lives, meaning John has likely saved 945 lives so far. John will reach his personal goal of 320 pints or 40 gallonsby his 80th birthday next year. He will continue to donate for as long as he can. To read Johns story, please visit Blood Centers stays in our community. Give blood on the purple bus. Thank you John for saving hundreds of lives.GUINNESSWORLDRECORD


Meet Linda Lucombe, M.D., Carlos Portu, M.D.,and Michelle Becker, M.D., positively great primary care physicians.Selecting a primary care doctor is a very personal decision. At Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard, these physicians are all board certied, which means theyve met the highest standards in their specialty. And with more than 60 years of combined experience in primary and family medicine, theyre ready to deliver positively great care with every visit. Now accepting new patients. Call to schedule an appointment today: 239-354-6000 POSITIVELY great primary care.8340 Collier Boulevard, Medical Arts Building, Naples, FL 34114 (located behind the hospital) PhysiciansRegional.compositively NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 PET TALES BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickIn less than a couple of generations, our dogs have moved from the barnyard to the backyard to the kitchen to the bedroom to the bed. Its a cultural shift that has passed some pet owners by, however, and thats a shame. I have always had difficulty understanding why people keep dogs outside. If keeping a beautiful house and yard are of the utmost importance to you, then dont get a dog. If you know someone in your family cant abide a dog in the house, for whatever reason, then dont get a dog. If you cant let a dog be a part of your family, then dont get a dog. (Please note: I am talking about backyard pets here, not working dogs whose social, mental and physical needs are more than met by their daily routines.) You dont get the benefits of companionship from a dog you see so little. You dont even get much in the way of protection from the pet who has no access to the house. And dont count on outdoor dogs as an early warning system. These animals often become such indiscriminate barkers that you couldnt tell from their sound whether the dogs are barking at a prowler or at a toddler riding a tricycle down the street. Besides, people who keep outdoor dogs seem to become quite good at ignoring the noise they make, as any angry neighbor can vouch. Experts say many outside pet dogs will never really bond with owners who interact with them so little. When the puppy is no longer cute and the children grow tired of the care they promised to provide, or when the destructiveness escalates or the neighbors complain about the noise, its often just easier to dump the dog than solve the problem. Backyard dogs do indeed often become a problem to their owners. Bored and lonely, these animals develop any number of bad habits. They dig holes in the yard, bark endlessly day and night, and become chewers of outdoor furniture, sprinkler heads and siding. And sometimes, without the socialization all dogs need, they become aggressive, ready to bite anyone who comes into their territory. If youre considering getting a puppy or dog with the intent of keeping him exclusively outside, please reconsider for the animals sake as well as your own and that of your neighbors. For those who love pets, a pristine home is nothing compared to the pleasures of living with an animal whos really bonded to you. If you have a dog who has been banished because of behavior problems, find someone to help you turn the situation around. Ask your veterinarian for a referral to a behaviorist or trainer who can show you how to overcome the things that are driving you crazy, whether its house-soiling, uncontrolled chewing or just the ill-mannered exuberance of a dog who doesnt know any better. Allergies are a tad trickier, but an allergist may be able to help, along with attention to keeping the house and pets cleaner, using air cleaners and turning bedrooms into no-pet zones for allergy-free sleep. Its worth the effort. Once you have a dog you can welcome into your home and your heart, youll start to reap the benefits of a relationship thats finally being realized to its fullest potential. And thats good news for you both. Many dogs long to come inside, and need only a little training for basic good manners to be fine indoors. Let us inIts time for backyard dogs to join the family Pets of the Week To adopt or foster a pet This weeks adoptable pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services Adoption fees are $60 for cats and $85 for dogs and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS headquarters at 7510 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call 252-7387 or visit www.>> Boo Boo is a beautiful 5-month-old little guy with bright yellow eyes. A totally sweet lap cat, he purrs to your touch. >> Cody is a friendly Chihuahua mix whos about 2 years old and weighs 18 pounds. He has a great temperament and is good on his leash. Hes OK with other dogs and cats, too. >> Duchess is an American bulldog mix whos about 1 year old and weighs 60 pounds. Gentle and affectionate, shes good on her leash and listens to commands. >> Momo is a beautiful, fullgured tabby whos about 8 years old. Her captivating gold eyes seem to reect her heart-winning personality. She is declawed in the front. As a cat older than 5 years, her adoption is free to a quali ed senior citizen.


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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES BUS INESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF OCT. 27-NOV. 2, 2011At your serviceChamber of Commerce presents Distinguished Service Awards. B8 INSIDEThe Fools SchoolDont waste money buying insurance you dont need. B6 Homes sweet homesSee what $250,000 will buy in four Southwest Florida real estate markets. B10 WHILE BIG FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ROLL out new monthly fees for standard debit card service, regional and smaller banks in Southwest Florida say they will not follow suit. Thats because most regional and community banks werent affected by a recent federal rule that limits how much megabanks can profit from so-called interchange fees. That is, the relatively small percentage of a purchase banks collect when you swipe a debit or credit card at a store. Instead, the action by big banks to keep up profit margins in the wake of regulation has reinvigorated the pitch of the community banker: More personal attention, not to mention fewer fees on debit cards, checking accounts and ATM withdrawals. Florida Shores would welcome any client disgruntled by the new bank fees to come and experience the joys of community banking, said Dave Barbur, senior vice president of Florida Shores Bank Southwest, which has Venice, Englewood and Fort Myers branches. He adds, No question about it: I think its time to advertise something the other guys dont have. You want to seize every opportunity in this competitive market. Well try to make more consumers informed. Big banks started testing the monthly debit card fees of between $3 and $5 most of which havent gone into effect yet in Florida after the Federal Reserve capped interchange fees. They used to collect an average of 44 cents per transaction, reports say. The cap reduces that by nearly half, but companies that control the rate could start charging a higher interchange fee for lower-priced items to make up the difference, along with debit fees of course. Those larger banks probably stand to lose in excess of $5 billion in debit card fees in the exchange rate, said Beth Countryman, vice president and client relations manager for Florida Gulf Bank in Lee County. I understand Local bankers woo the fee-wearySWFL financial institutions welcome disgruntled customers COURTESY IMAGEBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ SEE FEES, B7 BARBUR Forget television reality shows and take part in an event honoring five local entrepreneurs and their inspiring reallife stories of success at the 17th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award celebration. Sponsored by BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank, the luncheon takes place Thursday, Nov. 3, at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. This years finalists have demonstrated perseverance and innovation, overcoming adversity to keep their companies successful. All five will be recognized at the luncheon, and one will be awarded the 2011 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award.Naples Maid ServiceAfter running a hotel in England for many years, Simon and Gilly Melley chose to pursue the American dream by moving to Naples and opening a cleaning business. Two weeks after they began, they were both injured in a car accident. While they recovered from their injuries, customers began canceling contracts. They discovered the former owner was badmouthing them in an effort to win back clients. The Melleys lost more than half of their accounts in a matter of weeks. Their savings quickly disappeared, and Mrs. Melley suffered a heart attack. They used money from their sons college account to pay their workers. To save the business, they personally met with all of their clients, networked extensively, trained their staff to the highest standards and did a lot of marketing. Through sheer hard work and determination, they slowly turned things around. After three years, they now have 73 clients. Their son, Edward, will begin college in January.Parson Masonry, Fort MyersFor 25 years, Jay Parson has owned and operated Parson Masonry in Fort Myers, where he moved at 16 in order to help support his impoverished parents and 12 siblings in South Carolina. He couldnt read well, but he had a gift for numbers and a solid work ethic. He watched masons at work and practiced what they did, undeterred by repeated racial slurs and discrimination. Mr. Parson took classes to improve his reading and writing skills. Over the years, hes had to deal with numerous health concerns, but always returns to work as soon as hes able. His wife, Gloria, has served as office manager for more than 20 years. Still Five Blue Chip Award finalists announcedSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ SEE BLUE CHIP, B4


Specializing in Marital, Family & Appellate LawPROFESSIONAL COUNSEL... PERSONAL APPROACHFlorida Board Certi ed Marital & Family Law AttorneySpecializes in Complex Marital Financial Cases, Parenting and Appellate Cases. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 The Internet has changed the way we go about our daily living, our business, our social connecting, communicating and education. It has also changed how we go about postacademic learning. Have a question? Want an answer? Just go to the net and find experts to give an answer medical, art, politics, sports, etc. Even Internet financial experts are waiting to be discovered by you. And theyre waiting to discover your money. Heres a bit of wisdom being circulated on the Internet: Be careful as the Internet has all sorts of newfound experts who dont know much about which they write! Abraham Lincoln Although the quote is obviously a fabrication, a joke now circulating through thousands of e-mails, its sentiment holds much merit. So this weeks column takes a cursory look at investment newsletters, e-mails, columns and the like; it broadly categorizes their content and intent, and maybe helps you as an investor. There are big firms, smaller firms and independents. And out of all those differences arise some different forms of writing and marketing. It makes intuitive sense that larger firms will have a great deal of control over the writings, columns, advertisements, e-mails and Internet content of their multitudinous representatives. So when you, as a client or prospective investor, get a glossy letter from such a firm with your advisers picture on it, you should be questioning whether the contents were the original thoughts of the person sending it. Sometimes, the firm wrote it. The fact that the firm wrote it does not diminish the quality of its content nor relegates your representative to the category of incompetent. No, it just means that you now have information that has been sanitized by the legal department and can be released by the branches. You know nothing more about the unique investment thinking and abilities of your personal representative. And not all are robots or promoters; many are very skilled professionals. Often the writing of the big firms addresses 401(k)s, Roths, rollovers etc.; these are technical subjects that do not have a specific time expiration (i.e. the writing can be used for a long time); offer expertise; and engender trust. Also, the aforementioned topics focus on accounts where a change of manager/custodian might be eminent. These are all good for an investment adviser wanting to garner new clients. Just remember that writing about technical/ legal aspects of retirement accounts has nothing to do with successful investing. And this is where some of the large, no-frills firms have really shined: low commissions, a wealth of technical information at your disposal, no broker hounding you but a professional readily available to answer your questions. With these firms, you are often getting the expertise for free and then, optionally, creating a relationship. With some larger firms, you are invited into a relationship and then, given the expert information. And this is my impression of the differences. Now, as to the writing of the smaller firms. Because compliance and legal reviews are tightened in small firms, these representatives can actually be much timelier in their writing and have liberty to offer some personal investment expectations, though obviously couched in legal disclosures. This type of free-form writing can give insights into the investment soul of the adviser. There is much less (or no) approval process behind the writing of independents. Many times, they have a blog, send out massive e-mails, and, if they can really string sentences together, they write an article and it is posted on their own or a third partys investment website. Many times the writer is paying to have the column posted or has paid someone to find a web home. (So when the adviser says he writes for such and such, he actually might be paying the publisher.) Such disclosure might leave a very different impression with the prospective client.) There is thought to be less rogue writing in a traditional print column as, besides any firms compliance approvals, there is an editor riding herd over content and expression. Sure, the newspaper/ magazine might enjoy controversy but within the context of responsible writing.In summary, try to frame the financial writing as you are reading it. If it arouses lots of emotions, then it might be more promotional than investment worthy. Do not translate all good writing/ speaking/thinking (or for that matter, designations, degrees, titles and nobility, fancy offices, etc.) into de facto great investing capabilities. My experience is that people who are good investors and traders are strict in employment of their methodologies; they stick to their knitting; they cut losses short and let profits run. And not many of them are great writers or speakers. Nor are they dashing in appearance; they often lack the look and feel of a pitch man as, in their mind, they are investment professionals and not promoters. There is wisdom in having several advisers, both generalists and specialists, since not all generalists think alike and some areas of investing require specialists. Get diversity of opinion. It is too important to do otherwise. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092. E-mail showalter@ww fsyst to receive mid-week market commentaries. 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She now has two full-time employees and two part-time workers, and business is getting better each day.About the awards luncheonThe doors open for networking at Harborside Event Center at 11 a.m., and the program begins at 11:30 a.m. For reservations and more information, call Stacey Mercado at 433-7189 or e-mail BLUE CHIPFrom page 1 Thomas Moran and Robert Edwards of Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, have been made Kentucky Colonels because of their extraordinary contributions to business growth in the commonwealth and for tirelessly spearheading charitable causes that benefit others in great need. The Naples businessmen were nominated for one of Kentuckys highest commendations by Robert Armstrong, vice president-investments of the Louisville, Ky.-based Wells Fargo Advisors. Mr. Moran serves on the board of Youth Haven and the executive advisory board of the United Arts Council and is chairman of the board for Opera Naples. He is a trustee for the Naples Children & Education Foundation and a member of the financial advisory committee for the Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation. He is the former president of The Learning Connection of Naples. A resident of Naples for more than 40 years, Mr. Edwards serves on the boards of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, NCEF and the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. He is also on the bard of the Washington, D.C.-based Sculpture magazine and the Princeton, N.J.-based International Sculpture Center. Kentucky colonelships are commissioned for an individuals contributions to his or her community, state or nation and for special achievements. Kentuckys first governor started the tradition by naming his son-in-law a colonel in his staff. The official order was founded in 1932 and has since been incorporated as a charitable organization. The Kentucky Colonels annually distribute in excess of $1.5 million in charitable and educational funding. In addition to their collective charitable efforts, colonels are Kentuckys ambassadors of goodwill and fellowship around the world. Among their ranks are Presidents George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Lyndon Johnson; Prime Minister Winston Churchill; Gen. Omar Bradley; astronaut and Sen. John Glen; Bob Hope; and Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendys. Moran Edwards Asset Management Group manages in excess of $2 billion in client assets (as of June 30) and has served the Naples community for 30 years. In their new book, Saving Middle America: Securing Financial Dreams, Naples-based financial planners Rich Rossi, Barbara Bolcavage and Anthony Stewart offer tips and advice on how to safeguard your money for yourself and your family. The authors, who describe themselves as resolutely suspicious of market fads and programs that put their clients money at risk draw on reallife stories Middle Americans who did not lose their live savings in the recession that has redefined investing for financial security and retirement. Among the topics they address in Saving Middle America are: How the wealthy and banks protect their money How computers manipulate the stock market How to retire tax-free, thanks to Uncle Sam For more information, visit www. Moran, Edwards join the ranks of Kentucky Colonels Book relates real-life stories about safeguarding your moneySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________


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This is one of the few times that the community banks have had an advantage over the larger banks and the reason is we dont have the same restrictions that the larger banks have, said Gary Tice, CEO of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast in Naples. Local banks also have an advantage in good-neighbor appeal these days. As a community bank, we do the right things for the community, said Ms. Countryman. Were members of the same churches and PTOs and we shop at the same grocery stores. One of the things we do see at a community bank is the customers in and out of the bank still like you. So its a delight to work here. Fort Myers resident Chris Faulkner now has an account with Regions Bank. He plans to end his relationship with that company and look elsewhere after he heard it was planning to charge a monthly for using a debit card. Bank of America, SunTrust, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are also examples of national banks that will soon start charging for using the plastic check cards in Florida, or are testing fees in other states. Citibank is trying out a new monthly fee for checking accounts if you dont have at least $15,000 in one or more accounts with the bank. I was pretty upset when I heard about (new debit card fees), said Mr. Faulkner, who is also an active supporter of the movement to occupy public places in an effort to bring about a better economic climate for all. Everybodys trying to pinch a penny and get as much profit as they can; profits over people. Switching banksLocal bankers have not noticed an exodus from big banks as a result of the increased fees, such as the one Netflix experienced when it raised prices. But the new debit fees havent started in Florida yet. Weve had some inquiry, said Mr. Barbur. I think as the implementation date (of debit card fees) approaches, those inquiries will turn into new account activity. But right now, folks are checking around. Theyre asking about the accounts, what our fee structures are. Ms. Countryman of Florida Gulf Bank said there has been an increase in the number of checking accounts it is opening. Mr. Tice said it can be tough to convince a customer that switching banks is worthwhile. Thats because the accounts are often tied to a web of automatic-withdrawal bill payments such as electric, credit cards, auto loans and other things. Smaller banks want to make the switch painless. We make it very easy on you, said Mr. Tice, noting that the bank will try to do the work of setting up new bill payment withdrawals for you. Local banks have various offers that add up to no checking or debit fees. At Florida Gulf Bank, if you use an ATM from another bank, they wont charge you on top of it. Many times, both banks will charge you the ATM fee. A checking account is free if an employer has an account with the bank. We have very few of what we call those nickel and dime fees, said Ms. Countryman. Florida Shores still offers a free basic checking account and First National Bank of the Gulf Coast says if you open an account before the end of the year it will guarantee no new fees on that deal for life. A drawback to smaller banks is a smaller menu of account options. We dont have this huge product menu, Mr. Barbur said. You might (choose from) 15 different accounts at a big bank.Lower retail prices?Its no guarantee that merchants who lobbied for a cap on interchange fees in particular, big box stores will pass that savings on to consumers as promised. If (banks) are standing to lose $5 billion, merchants are standing to gain $5 billion, Ms. Countryman said. Youre not standing to see those prices come down at stores. But its the bank whos the bad guy. Mr. Tice agreed, saying, What they actually told (Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat who sponsored the bill to cap interchange fees), was if you are able to reduce our fees, we can pass on lower costs to consumers. But you cant evaluate that. An e-mail to Walmarts communications department asking if it had reacted by lowering prices, or if it felt it had an obligation to because of the new legislation, went unanswered. Jenna Reck, public relations spokesperson for Target, responded to a phone call by e-mail: Interchange fees are a significant issue for Target, as they are one of Targets largest single-expense categories. These fees represent hundreds of millions of dollars every year. We are in a competitive marketplace as a retailer, so any reduction in industry operating costs may likely result in lower prices to consumers. FEESFrom page 1COUNTRYMAN TICE I was pretty upset when I heard about (new debit card fees). Everybodys trying to pinch a penny and get as much profit as they can; profits over people. Chris Faulkner, Fort Myers

PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Wake Up Naples honors distinguished public servantsNETWORKING 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@ Beach Hotel hosts chamber volunteers for FAM trip 1 Terri Spano, Jeanne Sanchez, Evelyn Groch and Barb Uible 2 Carol Pawlus, Loraine Kudelski and Harriet Stein 3 Nancy Kerns, Helen Cuda, Allie Reynolds, Marye Ruimerman, Bob Raymond, Janice Thomson and Hildegard CarneyBOB RAYMOND FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Tony Camps and Sal DAngelo 2 Jacqueline Glasgow and Jenny Foegen 3 Blase and Abby Ciabaton 4 Tony Marino, Mike Brennan and Gen. Mike Coyne 5 Lynda Waterhouse, Myra Williams and LInda Williams 6. Nancy Kerns and Don Neer 1 2 3 1 2 3 6 5 4 CHARLIE MCDONALD FLORIDA WEEKLY


DISCOVERA winning offer from Stock Development. Unlimited Golf for $5,000 We invite you to discover Olde Cypress, one of Naples most prestigious private golf clubs, developed and managed by Stock Development, celebrating 10 years in Southwest Florida. For a limited time, Olde Cypress is oering Preview Golf Memberships. is family membership includes: Unlimited use of our P.B. Dye championship golf course through 12/31/12 36,000-square-foot Clubhouse Brand new 4,100-square-foot tness center Four Har-Tru tennis courts Exclusive members-only dining, social events and much more During the Preview Golf Membership program you can upgrade to a full Golf Membership and the $20,000 initiation fee is waived. To nd out more about this limited-time oer from Olde Cypress, call (239) 593-7311 or email Melissa Shannehan at CypressLuxury has found a home. ALL REFERENCES TO CLUBS, GOLF CLUBS AND MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND OTHER AMENITIES ARE SUBJECT TO FEES, DUES AND AVAILABILITY. ALL MEMBERSHIP PLANS, CLUB DOCUMENTS, RULES AND REGULATIONS MUST BE REVIEWED FOR DETAILS REGARDING TERMS, USE AND RESTRICTIONS CONCERNING THE PREVIEW GOLF MEMBERSHIPS.


REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL INDUSTRY B10WEEK OF OCT. 27-NOV. 2, 2011The Collier Building Industry Association and its Remodelers Council bring the 22nd annual Ross W. McIntosh Show A Naples-Centric Perspective of Residential Development in Southwest Florida to Olde Cypress on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Mr. McIntosh has been the Leading Land Guy in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years. He will deliver a thoughtful and insightful examination of: Facts, figures and market intelligence Where we have been? Where we are? And where we are going? Cratered, closed and pending deals Whos building? Whos selling? Whos reinvented? And whos gone? Wheres the growth?Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and The Ross Show begin at 6:30 p.m. Sponsors are Hill, Barth & King. For reservations or more information, call the CBIA office at 436-6100. What $250,000 can buy along SWFLs Gulf Coast PORT CHARLOTTE This single-story ranch home is located along a wide sailboat canal in one of the best boating locations in Charlotte County. The home has a heated pool, and a pool cage that was new in 2005. A boatlift was added in 2008, and the dock was updated in 2009. With 100 feet of seawall, the property is two minutes away from the open water of Charlotte Harbor. Its prime waterfront, says listing agent Donna French, broker/associate at Century 21 Almar & Associates in Port Charlotte. The residence, which had a new roof put on in 2005, has 1,714 square feet under air. With an interior of neutral colors, the home has three bedrooms in a split plan and two bathrooms. It has a very inviting floor plan, Mrs. French says. The home is near the Port Charlotte beach area, a nice activity area, Mrs. French adds, because of a fishing pier, boat ramp, tennis courts and playground that cater to all ages and interests. Priced at $259,000 the home has a two-car garage and wellmaintained landscaping. To learn more, call Mrs. French at (941) 627-3321. CAPE CORAL This single-story pool home was built in 2004 near Cape Harbour and boasts 2,474 square feet of living space. The home features high ceilings, tile in the main areas and new carpet in the bedrooms. The kitchen has black granite counters and upgraded stainless appliances. It has an adjacent dining area and overlooks an expansive great room that has arched wall niches for a centerpiece widescreen television. The master bedroom includes a sitting room with access to the pool area. The master bath has dual sinks, a garden tub and black granite counters. The home has three bedrooms and a den/office that can become a fourth bedroom. The pool has a pool bath, and landscaping along multiple sides of the screened enclosure offers plenty of lanai and pool privacy. The front yard has maintained landscape beds with palm trees, flowering plants and bushes of varying size. A decorative driveway leads to a two-car garage. Priced at $250,000, the home is a traditional sale. Contact listing agent Bill Black of Re/Max Realty in Cape Coral at 242-2000. NAPLES Located in the gated community of Glen Eagle Golf and Country Club, this single-family home has 1,738 square feet of living space. Built in 2003, the residence has an open floor plan with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a combination of tile and carpeting. The home has volume tray ceilings, formal dining room, kitchen with granite counters and 42-inch cabinets, and a breakfast area. Priced at $249,000, the pool home has a tile roof, two-car garage, paver driveway and manicured landscaping. Community amenities include a golf course, tennis courts, clubhouse, restaurant, fitness center, library and pool. The development is conveniently located, minutes away from downtown Naples and the beaches. Contact listing agent Mary Schouw of Keller Williams Realty on Marco Island at 248-1057. BONITA SPRINGS In the Bonita Springs gated community of Hunters Ridge, this second-floor coach home has golf course and lake views and is located diagonally across from the community pool. Built in 2006, it is in pristine condition because the owners have used it several months a year. The 1,950-square-foot residence has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and includes multiple rooms that allow the homeowner to be flexible with their use. A bonus room can be converted to a third bedroom, office or den, while a room next to the living area can be a formal dining area, den or office. The size and the layout are great, says listing agent Earline Lawrence of Prudential Florida Realty in Bonita Springs. They added features that you wont always have. They put in some custom window treatments and nice quality shades for the lanai. The residence, which has a two-car garage, has a prime location midway between Fort Myers and downtown Naples. It is just 6 miles from the beach and close to restaurants and shopping. Contact Ms. Lawrence at 287-0905. a c o >>series:Barbara Boxleitner takes a look at what your money can buy. CBIA presents The Ross Show Our Portfolio of Southwest Floridas Rental Properties RENTAL DIVISION239.262.4242 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated.RENTNAPLES.COMNAPLES AREAFURNISHED RESIDENCESPelican Bay/Avalon ...............................$2,000 2Br/1BAs, 1-car garage Park Shore/Terraces .............................$2,200 Beachfront, 2BR/2BAs, 5th oor, great views! Park Shore/Horizon House .................$2,500 Spectacular gulf views, 2+den/2BAs Park Shore/Park Plaza ..........................$4,000 2BR/2.5BAs Pelican Bay/Grosvenor ........................$4,500 PH with private beach tram, 2+BR/3BAs Royal Harbor ..........................................$8,500 Many upgrades w/boat dock, 4+den/5BAsBONITA SPRINGS & ESTERO AREA ANNUAL RESIDENCESVanderbilt Lakes ......................................$900 2+den/2BAs, 2nd oor residence Bonita Bay/Wild Pines ..........................$1,200 2BR/2BAs, furnished or unfurnished, no pets Bonita Bay/Whiskey Pointe .................$1,500 2BR/2BAs, furnished, no pets Mediterra ................................................$3,300 3+den/3BAs, superbly furnished, lake viewsUNFURNISHED RESIDENCESLemuria ....................................................$1,995 3BR/3BAs, over 2,400 sq. ft. Bayfront ..................................................$2,500 3BR/2BAs, 5th oor, walk to downtown


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 B15 Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., Richard Droste Excellent condition, rare opportunity at this price. Eat in kitchen. Golf course view.St. Regis Club $99,900 CHEAPER THAN RENTINGLower upgraded unit, huge s.f., 2 BR/2 BA. Soaring ceilings, 2-car garage. Many extras. Hawthornes at Lely $299,000 SELLER FINANCING Large screened porch overlooking lake. Immaculate & ready to move in. Offered furnished. $128,00055+ COMMUNITY Mfg. Home DOLLHOUSE Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website PELICAN ISLE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4 32'x14'x4', slip is permitted for a vessel w/ LOA of 32ft. $59,900 Refubished on 15th hole, house generator/hurricane protection, pool/spa, 2911SF. $795,000 S. Boat Slip #11: LOA of 125'/24', close to 5th Ave. $1,349,000 4669SF, private courtyard w/ guest cabana, pool, spa, gas replace & outdoor kit, 4+Den/4.5Ba. $1,900,000 10 Acre w/home, can be subdivided, west of 75. $3,900,000 Situated on a 15 Acre Island community, Gulf of Mexico & Wiggins Pass views. $749,000-$1,125,000 Mediterra | 15204 Medici Way Pelican Isle Condominiums Bermuda Bay II: Refurbished, 2/2, Hi-Ceilings, top r, single car garage. $238,000 Bay Forest | 15465 Cedarwood Ln. #303 Imperial | 2112 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Old Naples Seaport | 1001 10th Ave. Marina Bay Club | 13105 Vanderbilt Dr. #4 Visit us on the web! thefosterteam@comcast.netUnique Properties'Download AT&T code or = scanner on your 'Smart phone' and read our QR code' GENE FOSTER 239.253.8002 BRIDGETTE FOSTER 239.253.8001 AMERIVEST Realty SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYOlde Cypress announces a new preview membership program that includes unlimited golf for 15 months for $5,000. According to Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development, which owns and operates Olde Cypress, It usually costs tens of thousands of dollars or more to have access to country club amenities of this caliber.The special preview membership, which is available December 2012, includes unlimited use of Olde Cypress P.B. Dye Championship golf course for only the cost of the cart fees, plus full access to practice facilities that include a driving range, putting greens and chipping areas. Tee times will be available to preview members five days in advance and they will have access to member-organized golf such as mens, ladies and couples events. Lessons are also available.In addition, members have unlimited use of Olde Cypress four har-rru tennis courts and the clubhouse and swimming pool. There are full member charging privileges, access to member-only dining and social events and May-October reciprocal privileges with many of the areas other elite country clubs. For more information, call Membership Director Melissa Shannehan at 5937311 or e-mail Visit to request a membership package. Stock offers preview membership


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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 ROYAL HARBOR 1891 Kingfish Road $1,495,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 19 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,500,000 Premier Properties Call 261.3148 20 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 Premier Properties Call 261.3148 MonSat 9-5 & Sun 12-5 21 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1528 Marsh Wren $1,765,000 Premier Properties Melissa WIlliams 248-7238 >$2,000,000 22 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 23 PARK SHORE 320 Pirates Bight $2,695,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 24 AQUALANE SHORES 2211 Forrest Lane $2,950,000 Premier Properties Ruth Trettis 571-6760>$3,000,000 25 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,350,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler 649-8026 26 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 Premier Properties Celine Julie Godof 404-9917 27 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>$6,000,00028 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,950,000 Premier Properties Scott Pearson 612-282-3000 >$11,000,00029 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 >$200,0001 VASARI FIRENZE 12088 Via Siena Court #102 $224,900 Premier Sothebys International Realtys Roxanne Jeske 4505210 >$400,0002 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 Premier Properties Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Mon Sun 1-4 3 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 Premier Properties Call 239.594.9400 Mon-Sat 10-8 & Sun 12-8 4 STONEBRIDGE THORNBROOKE 1849 Pondside Lane $443,800 Premier Properties Dave/Ann Renner 7 84-5552 >$500,000 5 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 Premier Properties Call 239.495.1105 MonSat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 6 BONITA BAY BAYVIEW I 4811 Island Pond Court #503 $574,000 Premier Properties Carol Johnson 564-1282 >$600,0007 PELICAN LANDING THE COTTAGES 3699 Olde Cottage Lane $617,000 Premier Properties Stephanie/John Coburn/Pam Umscheid 948-4000 8 PELICAN BAY ST. TROPEZ 5501 Heron Point Drive #504 $622,000 Premier Properties Patricia Bucalo 248-0694 9 PELICAN BAY POINTE I 665 Via Mezner #204 $695,000 Premier Properties Marilyn Moir 919-2400 >$700,00010 VINEYARDS VILLA FLORENZA 910 Villa Florenza Drive $719,000 Premier Properties Roya Nouhi 290-9111 11 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB CONDOS 435 Dockside Drive $749,000$1,499,000 Amerivest Realty Bridgette Foster 239-253-8001 12 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 Premier Properties Call 239.594.1700 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5>$900,00013 PELICAN ISLE YACHT CLUB III 425 Dockside Drive #201 $939,000 Premier Properties Suzanne Ring 821-7550 14 MOORINGS ADMIRALTY POINT I 2388 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #2388 $999,999 Premier Properties Sue Black 250-5611 >$1,000,00015 MARCO ISLAND 1816 Woodbine Court $1,099,000 Premier Properties Roe Tamagni 398-1222 16 PARK SHORE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #PH-7 $1,100,000 Premier Properties Carol Loder 860-4326 17 PELICAN MARSH MUIRFIELD 8791 Muirfield Drive $1,225,000 Premier Properties Sharon Kaltenborn 248-1964 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE NAPLES ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF OCT. 27-NOV. 2, 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 Strutting their stuffMutts (and one cat and a rabbit) go on parade at Germain BMW, and more fun around town. C27-29 Join the clubsClubs of all kinds gearing up for a new meeting season. C20-21 Boo!Collectors adore vintage Halloween ornaments. C22-23 In their early 20s, when Austin and Ruth met in Italy, a spark flared between them but never ignited. Having missed their opportunity, they went their separate ways. Now, some 30 years later and with five divorces between the two (four being Ruths), fate brings them together again at a penthouse party in Boston. The romantic comedy Later Life by A.R. Gurney centers on these two characters and their possible reunion, which unfolds as they are surrounded by 10 other partygoers. The Naples Players present it through Nov. 19 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Its a pretty straightforward story, but what makes the tale unique is that while Ruth and Austin have become static and unmoving in their lives, the characters around them are dynamic and willing to change. Perhaps this is why Mr. Gurney decided to have two actors play five other partygoers each. You have a very realistic situation and realistic dialogue, but with that youve got two people playing five characters each. Theyre the playwrights representations of all those roles that are open to people in life, Paul Graffy, director of The Naples Players production, explains. Ruth and Austin, because they are both in a rut per se, only play those single roles. Thats really what Gurney was getting at. Its pretty erudite. To say that Ruth and Austin areJOHN SAYLES HAS ALWAYS DONE THINGS HIS OWN WAY. So its not surprising that in a world of shortened attention spans, abbreviated text messaging and no-longer-than-140character Tweets, hes written a 955-page novel. A Moment in the Sun is an epic, sweeping novel covering a five-year span, from the Yukon gold rush in 1897 to the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War. Mr. Sayles employs not one, but four main protagonists as well as a host of other characters, including more famous ones, such as Mark Twain, President William McKinley and his assassin, Leon Czolgoz. The action takes place in half a dozen countries. Though perhaps best known for his filmmaking (Matewan, Lone Star, Eight Men Out, Passion Fish and The Secret of Roan Inish, among them), he was a novelist before Others play key roles in A.R. Gurneys Later Life STUFFTHESANIBEL ISLAND WRITERS CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS JOHN SAYLESWRITEBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ SEE WRITERS, C4 SEE LATER, C14 A Moment in the Sun John Sayles latest novel. See story, C5. Below, Sayles on the set of his movie Amigo. O O O O WN WN N WN W W W W W W W AY AY AY AY A A profile of novelist Kevin Canty. C4 >>inside:MARY CYBULSKI / COURTESY VARIANCE FILMS/ANARCHIST CONVENTIONBY HEATHER THOMSONSpecial to Florida Weekly

PAGE 57 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Same week appointments available. SWFLs Most Comprehensive Skin Center Three Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeons Dermabeam Non-surgical Radiation Therapy Camisa Psoriasis Center Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Spa Blue MD Medical Spa A Melanoma InitiativeThei on P ass Proud supporter of the Passion Foundation. North Naples 239-596-90751015 Crosspointe Dr.Downtown Naples 239-216-4337261 9th St. S. Marco Island 239-642-3337950 N. Collier Blvd., #303Ft. Myers 239-437-88107331 Gladiolous Dr.Cape Coral 239-443-15001425 Viscaya Pkwy., #102See Spot. See Spot Change. See Riverchase Dermatology. I recently read a terrible true story. I cant help but pass it along, the way you pass along spoiled milk after taking a sip. This is terrible, you say. Try it. A man was hiking with his wife in the mountain range north of Bucharest. They met other hikers along the trail and split into two parties, both groups headed for a hostel where they would spend the night. They took divergent paths so that the man and his wife separated, but when the husband arrived at the inn he found the other hikers there without his wife. The sun had set behind the mountains and the light was already draining from the day. The husband doubled back, following the path the second group had walked earlier, until he found his wifes backpack beside the road. Her shoes were there, too, alongside scattered pages from their guidebook. He called her name. From the woods, she shouted back. Dont come any closer, she said. Go find a gun. The man peered through the growing twilight and saw his wife squared off against a bear. He ran back to the hostel and begged the owner for a gun. The owner refused but called the local hunting party. The man ran back to his wife. She was on the ground and the bear stood over her, moving his snout across her belly. She made small mewling noises in the back of her throat. The hunting party arrived and fired a warning shot. The bear dashed into the woods. The man ran to his wife and checked her pulse, which was already fading. They had arrived too late. She died that night, and he sat with her body at the hostel waiting for officials to arrive. For me, the story asks more questions than it answers. Why did they split up? How did the other hikers not know where she was? Why didnt he stay with his wife when he first saw the bear? Perplexed, I shared the story with a good friend. (This is terrible. Try it.) We sipped cups of tea in an outdoor caf and I found myself shaken with the retelling. When I finished, she said, I like to think Im the kind of person who would run toward the bear. I realized then what upset me most about the story: I like to think the same thing. Whats more, I want my partner to be that kind of person too. You never know what youll do in that kind of situation, a man said when I told him the story recently. We sat facing each other over dinner while I quietly evaluated his potential. He was rugged and outdoorsy, which I liked, but also arty and sort of faux-deep, which I didnt. I mean, you think youd run toward the bear, he said, but you just dont know. I nodded sympathetically and made low moaning noises as if I understood and, yes, agreed. But the truth is I was already crossing him off my list. This is a non-negotiable quality. Before I get serious with a man, I need to know hell wrestle a bear for me. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSThe boyfriend bear test T h w b b a i artisHENDERSON


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 C3 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 What is your medium of choice? At present, Im using ink and watercolor in my nature journal, combining images with written observations that are descriptive or imaginative. I love to paint in watercolor as well; its a medium that never fails to astonish me. How do you describe your style? It could be described as realistic, but its also a bit naive. I look for the wonder in nature and try hard to capture that attribute. My background is in graphic arts, and Ive created illustrations for guidebooks and for childrens coloring books. This style still informs my hand. Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Iowa. I grew up wandering the woods along the Mississippi River and the grasslands in the south central part of the state. When did you discover your creative talents? I remember drawing as early as 4 and 5 years old; it seems like since then, Ive always had a crayon or a pencil in my hand. What inspires you? The beauty I find in nature inspires me; whether its a bright leaf, a flitting bird or a contorted seed pod. On my Lizardart Facebook photo page, I have an album titled My Curiosity Cabinet that contains small paintings and sketches of collections of various nature objects Ive found on the ground in different places. Often the small and commonplace nature object catches my attention. How has living in Naples inspired you? Our area is graced with green spaces and unique habitats a day trip away; one can visit the beach, coastal scrub, mangroves forests, slash pine flatwoods, tropical hardwood hammocks or cypress swamp! Where do you work? And what might we be surprised to find in your work area? I often sketch outside, especially in the cooler months. I have a portable art kit that tucks into an old camera bag. Other times I work at home, usually at the kitchen table or the end of the kitchen counter. You might be surprised to find some interesting specimens perhaps a dead cicada or butte rfly. Are you a full-time artist? Im a full-time artist in my head, but not with my hands at this point in my life. I work with my husband in the custom cabinetry field, and Im also a guest teacher for Collier County schools. How do you use technology in your work? I use a digital camera and a scanner, cropping and editing in PhotoShop. I have a website and a blog, and I belong to LinkedIn, Facebook and Flickr, an image-sharing platform. I use these mainly as an online gallery to show examples of my work. Outside of your art, what are you passionate about? Reading! Exploring new places, experimenting with media and sharing what Ive learned with others. What are you reading now? I just finished Seasons of Real Florida by Jeff Klinkenberg, a wonderful collection of essays. Im currently reading the novel Everglades by Randy Wayne White and Losing It All to Sprawl: How Progress Ate My Cracker Landscape by Bill Belleville. I think Im going through a Florida phase. What awards have you won? I think the award I received from the Florida Native Plant Society for my contribution to education is the most fulfilling. What would you want to be if you werent an artist? A teacher, naturalist or biologist. Which artist would you most like to meet, and what would you ask him? Leonardo da Vinci. I think I would be content just to watch him make his marvelous drawings and paintings! Where can we see your work? At, or my nature journal on my blog, A Nature Art Journal in Southwest Florida ( 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 USElizabeth Smith, nature painter NATURAL & ORGANIC BREAKFAST, LUNCH & WEEKEND BRUNCH GLORIOUS PATIO & COURTYARD DINING Sunday Brunch! ALL DENTAL SERVICESWith This Ad. Expires 10/31/11 20% OFF

PAGE 59 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Death was waiting for all of them. This did not seem like an excuse not to live. Kevin Canty, Everything Novelist Kevin Canty never thought he would die. He recognized that people die and knew conceptually that he would too. But I never thought it applied to me, he says. I dont know if everyone thinks that way. But for me, I was never going to die until recently, he adds. You wake up one morning, have a little smudge of ash on your forehead, and you think, Oh, crap. Me too. Its a startling revelation. Its also a compelling impetus for writing. Someone told me a little while ago that one of the things about writing is you can only really write about what youre interested in, and not in a casual way, but to sustain you through the year or two or three or four, through the life of the novel, he says. So Mr. Canty writes about the things that keep me up at three in the morning, staring at the ceiling: regular stuff, like figuring out how not to be young in a country where youre not supposed to be old, and how to be alone in a country where youre supposed to be with someone else, and considering the approach of death through other people. Thats what inspired his 2010 novel Everything, he says. Hed gone through a highly chaotic few years in which his father died and his marriage of almost 30 years broke up. I was very much in the whirlwind for a long time, trying to figure out a way to negotiate my way through it, he says. While Everything is not autobiographical, the theme seems to come out of things that were cropping up in my life, the author says. It did seem very dizzy there for a while. Still does. He dedicated the book to his good friend and fishing buddy, Buck Crain. He was fighting a good fight against recurrent melanoma, he says. Although Mr. Cain died before the book was out in print, he did see the galleys, Mr. Canty says.How did I get here?Everything is the story of RL, a fishing guide in Montana. Hes divorced, and his only child is off to college but home for the summer. The widow of his best friend who died 11 years ago is a hospice worker. And RL has opened his house to a former college girlfriend whos undergoing chemotherapy. As they deal with major transitions and changes in their lives, all of the characters are trying to figure out: How did I get here and where do I go from here? The novel is beautiful in its lyricism and truth. There is a lot of booze and heartbreak in the book, yet it is full of optimism and humanity, wrote Vendela Vida in The New York Times. The Minneapolis StarTribune called it Mr. Cantys finest work. Mr. Cantys writing is spare, but not like an almost-empty room that feels too stark and bare. Instead, his prose is like the simple curved line of a vase or drawing: pleasing in its deceptive simplicity. Bart Schneider in the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: The novel is told in deft minimalist sketches, so understated in the telling that scenes often sneak up and, ultimately, dazzle. Once the scenes begin to accrue, you realize that youre in the hands of a master craftsman.Making every word countThe author says he had a secret ambition for Everything. I had been reading a lot of 19th-century books with many, many characters and a lot of plot and a lot of willingness to do big things: births and deaths I didnt want to write a 900page triple-decker, but I wanted a lot of that same sweep, a lot of different point-ofview characters and a lot of events in a more compressed kind of way. I wanted to put a lot of pressure on the sentence, be as compressed as I could, and not waste a lot of words. Thats what every writer works for, that sense of economy. Mr. Canty teaches fiction writing in the MFA program at the University of Montana at Missoula. Though hes on sabbatical this year, hes teaching a two-day workshop during the Sanibel Island Writers Conference. I think Ill do a thing about how to steal, he says. People starting out as writers have to learn how to read other writers and figure out what theyre doing, and what they can borrow from them. If you steal from one writer, youre a plagiarist; if you steal from 100 writers, youre a writer. He cites a colleague, Bill Kittredge, who maintains that teaching creative writing is the only profession made up entirely of tips. Since the completion of Everything, Mr. Canty allows, his life continues to be somewhat chaotic, even though, I dont think I have a taste for chaos, particularly. I write almost every day. It does become a way of working through things I think writing is my way of understanding what happens around me. he made his first movie. He won an O. Henry Award for his short story I-80 Nebraska and then published two novels, Pride of the Bimbos and Union Dues, as well as a short story collection called The Anarchists Convention before writing and directing the film Return of the Secaucus 7 in 1980. Hes been called the father of independent filmmaking. His most recent film, Amigo, which also deals with the Philippine-American War, is his 17th. Mr. Sayles is the keynote speaker at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference coming up Nov. 3-6. He will speak at Schein Hall at BIG ARTS from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Hell talk about how history is not a photographic record of what went on, that its this constantly changing conversation about who we decide we are, he says. Movies get made of historical events, and depending upon when they get made, they may tell you more about the time in which it was made, rather than the history of what went on. Its the same with historical novels and historians, he adds. The conversation changes with the time that youre in. Sometimes new facts are dug up. Sometimes its: Lets look at it this way. When youre living during a certain WRITERSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOIn Everything, Kevin Canty uncovers the human heart. Kevin Cantys prose: Beauty out of chaos BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ CANTY COURTESY PHOTOJohn Sayles is equally at home writing novels and making movies.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 time in history, You havent seen the end of the movie, he continues. You dont know whats going to happen next, if its going to turn out well or badly. When judging others actions from the past, he says, its important to remember that, They didnt have the history books. They were going with the information they had in the moment and usually a very narrow view of what was going on. We get to read the whole book.Imperialist inspirationMr. Sayles says he became interested in writing A Moment in the Sun when he ran across the phrase, PhilippineAmerican War. He knew a lot of history, but had never heard of that before. Psychologically, Americans went from thinking of themselves as the champions of liberty going down to Spain to free the Cuban people from the shackles of imperialism, to thinking: Well, maybe we could be imperialists too Why cant we be like the British and the French and have an empire? It was an extremely racialized time, and the American policy was based on an idea of racial superiority. People have asked whether his latest movie Amigo, a fictional account of the Phillipine-American War, is an intentional allegory between that war and Vietnam, or Afghanistan, or Iraq. He responds that the comparisons are unavoidable. Our country is occupying another country, and no matter what the ostensible reason for doing that, you have someone in between. In Amigo, the mayor wakes up and thinks, How much can I cooperate without collaborating, and how much can I resist without getting killed? Certainly the mayor of a French village in 1944 had to think the same thing. Someone in Afganistan gets up and thinks that about the Americans in his village. Its a continuing human condition.Novelist and filmmaker A modern Renaissance man, Mr. Sayles writes novels, short stories and screenplays, directs and acts. He made three music videos for Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA, Im on Fire and Glory Days. Hes also worked on screenplays for other directors, including Apollo 13, The Howling and Jurassic Park IV. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1985 for his films and writing and is equally at home with both media. For me, its all storytelling, he says. Human beings tell stories for a reason and like to hear stories for a reason. Some stories are about defining yourself, whether as a nation or a people or as a person. As a person, you find something in that story that tells you something about yourself you want to know or believe. Other stories are about escaping what you know I think the most popular stories are a combination of these things: a character or a couple characters who the reader can identify with this is who I would hang out with or who I would be and the arc has something for you to think about personally. Maybe it takes you some place you would never have gone yourself, or imagined yourself. The combination of familiar and exotic often makes a good story. He can do things in a book he cant in a movie, he says. In a movie, he explains, Youve got to deal your story out in a certain rhythm, because viewers will watch in one sitting of about 90 to 135 minutes (the longest film hes made). With a novel, however, People arent going to sit down and read even a 200page book in one sitting. They might put it down, leave it, come back to it in a week. Its a different relationship to the audience in your storytelling and in the rhythm of the writing. In a movie, its: What happens next? Were 20 minutes into a movie, and we better know who all the characters are. In a book, you have a lot more time. Movie-making is a collaborative art, with production designers, composers, actors, etc. Writing is a solitary activity. In a book, if theres going to be something described, I have to do the describing, he says. Theres also that thing that in a book, you can be basically God. If you say the sun is shining, it is. On a movie set, you can say its a sunny day all you want, but if the clouds are covering the sun, you cant make them go away. Finally, he says, If Im writing well, I can make the reader feel a lot of things or know a lot of things. But it all has to go through their heads first. When youre watching a movie, theres stuff thats just visceral music does things, cutting does things that you dont interpret through your brain, it just goes right to your gut. Youve got those weapons that are not verbal, that are not written.Maintaining independence How has he maintained his independence in filmmaking over more than three decades? By being very lucky, he says. A lot of it is, I make my living as a screenwriter for hire. I get paid very well for when I do work. When we run into a wall and no one will finance a movie, I write something that we can finance ourselves. I make something for a lower budget, and can keep moving forward. Weve been doing this for 30-35 years and 17 movies. Only Woody Allen makes more (movies) than that. Directors who have much more commercial success and are much better known than I am are having a tough time getting movies made these days. Its hard to get the green light with other peoples money. Its become even more difficult now for independent filmmakers. Fewer theaters are willing to show independent films, art films or foreign films. Most screens, 95 percent of them, are dedicated to mainstream Hollywood projects, Mr. Sayles says. Yet, the Sundance Film Festival receives 2,000 feature films from firstand second-time directors. But there are not thousands of independent screens, he says. So you have thousands of movies chasing after hundreds of screens. But Mr. Sayles keeps on. Im very lucky in that I can write anywhere, and on two or three different projects at the same time, he says. Its a gas: My work fills the space thats allotted. I can write a screenplay in three days or three weeks. Or five weeks. I write longhand, on a computer, on scraps of paper Im pretty lucky that way. I dont have to have a special discipline, a special room or have it be quiet. Its how I make a living. Sanibel Island Writers Conference>> When: Nov. 3-6 >> Where: BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel >> Cost: $350 ($280 for BIG ARTS members, $250 for students with current ID) >> Info: 590-7421 or >> Evening events: The Henry Rollins Evening of Storytelling on Friday, Nov. 4, is sold out. Seats were still available at press time for John Sayles keynote lecture from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The event is free and available on a rst-come, rst-served basis after conference attendees are seated. in the know If John Sayles A Moment in the Sun were a boxer, itd be a heavyweight champion, one thats not only tough, but pretty, too. The stats? The book is 955 pages long, 9.1 inches tall and 6.3 inches wide. Its 2.8 inches thick and weighs 2.6 pounds. Kirkus, which gave it a starred review, called it a cat-squasher of a book. Its a tome that makes you wish you owned an e-reader so you could read it on a lightweight gadget. At the same time, however, it makes you glad the publishing industry still makes print books, because its so physically beautiful. Looks like a Bible, doesnt it? says Mr. Sayles, referring to its thickness. Hes pleased with the job his publisher, McSweeneys Books, did with it. They have made a commitment to the book, the object, he says. They dont do that many books, and they take a lot of care with the ones they do (print.) The cover, with its fancy gold lettering and silver filigrees, makes A Moment in the Sun look as if it were published in the early 1900s. Care was taken with the binding to ensure that the massive book holds together, Mr. Sayles says. But its surprisingly light, because of the paper that was used, he adds. They made a daunting book not quite so thick and not so heavy. Nancy StetsonJohn Sayles new heavy book COURTESY PHOTOCover design by Aaron Horkey. For me, its all storytelling. Human beings tell stories for a reason and like to hear stories for a reason. John Sayles Presenters at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference include novelists, poets, nonction writers, journalists, songwriters, agents and editors. This years guests are: Steve Almond Lynne Barrett Dan Bern Nickole Brown Kevin Canty Ron Currie John Dufresne Carmen Edington William Giraldi Barbara Hamby John Hoppenthaler Christopher Joyce David Kirby Henry Rollins Robert Root John K .Samson Christopher Schelling Laurel Snyder Darin Strauss Jay Wexler Tom Williams Tom Zoeliner in the know COURTESY PHOTOThe Henry Rollins Evening of Storytelling takes place Nov. 4 and is sold out.Sanibel Island Writers Conference presenters

PAGE 61 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Weekend Best Bets Oct. 28-30 Forme du Femme/Bras for Life. Marco Island Center for the Arts. 394-4221 or Oct. 29 Collier County Band Show. 377-2001 or www.prhsmarching Oct. 29 Film: History is Not a Mystery. Naples Historical Society. 2618164 or Oct. 29 Florida Panther Festival. North Collier Park. 252-4000 or www. Oct. 30 Music Makers Show Band. Cambier Park. 597-3240 or Theater Later Life By The Naples Players through Nov. 19 at the Sugden Community theatre. 263-7990 or www.naples See story page C1. Chapter 2 By The Marco Players Nov. 2-20. 642-7270 or www.themarco Sugar At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, though Nov. 19. 278-4422 or Always Patsy Cline By The Naples Players through Oct. 29 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Pinkalicious By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 11. 278-4422 or Ghost Train Seminole Gulf Railway presents a Halloween ghost train murder mystery Oct. 28-30. $75. 275-8487. Rumors By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, Oct. 28-Nov. 19. 332-4488. Handle with Care By Gulfshore Playhouse Oct. 28-Nov. 20, with a preview Oct. 27. Talk-backs with teh playwright take place after the 8 p.m. performance Nov. 10 and the 3 p.m. performances Nov. 13 and 20. 261-PLAY or Thursday, Oct. 27 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. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or Music Recital The FGCU Bowee School of Music presents The Brilliant Flute f aculty and guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. $7. 590-7851 or Garland Tunes The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Beyond the Rainbow: The Music Of Judy Garland at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. Friday, Oct. 28 Pickin and Grinnin David Parmley and Continental Divide perform their brand of bluegrass at 7 p.m. in the bandshell at Cambier Park band shell. 213-3058. Saturday, Oct. 29 Arts & Crafts The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art and Craft Show runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cambier Park. Free. 250-0804. 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. to 4 p.m. at DaVinci Farms in Fort Myers. 543-4032 or www. Halloween Alternative Marco Presbyterian Church hosts Trunk or Treat from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Church members decorate their car trunks and provide the treats. Children are invited to come in costume and Trunk or Treat from car to car. Enjoy a dunk tank, bounce houses, a costume contest and more. 394-8186 or www.marco Trunk Show Petunias of Naples hosts an Elana Kattan fall fashion closeout trunk show from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 852 Fifth Ave. S. Family Fun 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.artcenter Halloween Festivities Celebrate Mall-O-Ween from 5-8 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. Trick-or-treating, childrens costume contests, music and a pie-eating contest are just part of the fun. High School Bands The Collier County Band Show with performances by all seven high school bands in Collier County, begins at 7 p.m. at Lely High School. See story page C12. Music on Marco The second annual Marco Islnad Beach Music Festival take places at the Marco Island Marriott today and Sunday. Performers include Casey Weston from The Voice. 642-2607. See story page A1. Pops Tribute The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs Arthur Fiedlers Favorites!, a tribute to the great pops maestro, at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOGrammy Award-nominee Claire Lynch, IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, performs with her band at The Stage in Bonita Springs beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Dinner and show is $35. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. Reservations required: 405-8566 or Halloween at Freds Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a Halloween Party featuring the Lost Rodeo. The theme is Florida Cracker, and the best costume wins a gift certificate to Freds. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Sunday, Oct. 30 Fall Films The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents and screening and discussion of Divided We Fall (Czech Republic, 2000) from 1-4 p.m. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737. Dinner Dance The American Legion Auxiliary of Naples holds its second annual Flip Flop Dinner Dance from 5-9 p.m. to benefit troops in transition to major hospitals. $10. 774-4707. Monday, Oct. 31 Pet Party The Happy Howlin Yappy Hour runs from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Camp Bow-Wow. Human and canine costumes are encouraged. 3382 Mercantile Ave. Say B-I-N-G-O Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island begins with a free kosher hot dog dinner at 5:30 p.m. The first game is called at 7 p.m. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800. Tuesday, Nov. 1 Book Talk Discuss David Baldaccis The Whole Truth at 2 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or library. Guitar Workshop Bluegrass performer Kenny Smith conducts a guitar workshop at 4 p.m. at My Favorite Guitars. $25. Reservations: 530-7425 or 287-2035. Bluegrass Tunes Kenny and Amanda Smith perform from 6-8 p.m. at South Collier Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. Free. 252-7542. Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society presents Ciao, Professore! at 6:45 p.m. at The Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. $5 donation. www.italian Wednesday, Nov. 2 Sand Creations The 25th annual American Sandsculpting Competition and Beach Festival is set for today through Nov. 6 on Fort Myers Beach. 4547500 or One-woman Show Conversations with History: La Vie Divine! Conversations (Early Bird Special) starts at 3:30 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. Enjoy a one-woman portrayal of the French actress Sarah Bernhardt. 263-7768 or www.colliergov. net/library. Underground Art Underground Art Wednesday runs from 6-9 p.m. in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. Meet artists, tour studios and see exhibits. 821-1061. Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts open mic night for singers, songwriters and musicians from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928.


Coming Up Book Talk Discuss Paula McLains The Paris Wife at 2 p.m.. Nov. 3 at Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. 593-0177 or www. Art & Supper The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Alla Prima, Alla Fun (Guitar) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at 26100 Old 41 Road. Learn to paint in one setting an enjoy a wine and pizza dinner. $42. 495-8989 or www. Park It Exploring South Floridas Four National Parks starts at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Golden Gate Branch Library, 2432 Lucerne Road. 252-4542 or Cultural Program The Renaissance Academy and Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs at Florida Gulf Coast University present a symposium about Guatemala and the ancient Maya culture from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Sugden Welcome Center. $60. or 425-3270. Live Music The Claire Lynch Band performs at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Stage in Bonita Springs. 405-8566 or Art in Fort Myers Art Walk takes place from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 4 in the historic River District of downtown Fort Myers. Jazz Tunes The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a jazz ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 Free. 5907851 or Art Event presents the eighth bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show at Miromar Outlets Nov. 5-6. Activities include Florida Blues Youth Art Competition., or 755-3088. Foreign Films The South County Regional Library presents a series of award-winning foreign films starting with Troubled Water at 2 p.m. Nov. 5. 21100 Three Oaks Parkway. 533-4440 or 533-4415. Broadway Superstar Audra McDonald joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to kick off the orchestras 30th-anniversary season Nov. 5. Enjoy an hors doeuvres reception at 7 p.m., followed by the performance at 8. $129. 597-1900 or Youth Theater The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Youth Theater Department presents Dress Rehearsal for Murder at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 and at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Dr. $5. 495-8989 or Art Demos The Galleries of Crayton Cove host Demo Day from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 5. Studios and galleries are open, with artists giving demonstrations. 6592787 or Outdoor Concert The Bonita Springs Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Dennis Hill, opens its fourth concert season at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in the band shell at Riverside Park on Old 41 in Bonita Springs. Bring a chair and refreshments. Major/Minor Concert Musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra play side by side with professionals from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in the first Major/Minor Concert of the season at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $15. 597-1900 or Night Out Ladies Night Out runs from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 7 at Mongellos Restaurant, 4221 Tamiami Trail. The events benefits American Cancer Society-Naples Chapter. Enjoy dinner, entertainment by Barry Nueman & Co., a fashion show and an auction. $24.95. 793-2644. Rock On Kansas, with founding members Steve Walsh, Rich Williams and Phil Ehart, teams up with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Latin Extravaganza Benise, The Prince of the Spanish Guitar, presents his music and dance show The Spanish Guitar at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Pastel Society The Southwest Florida Pastel Society hosts its second annual Show of Small Works Nov. 11-22, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Galciglia Gallery at Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Dr. 596-2257. Submit calendar listings and photos to E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. 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TM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Theater can be such an ephemeral art.Its here, and then its gone.You can always re-read a book or watch a movie on DVD whenever you want.But once a plays run is over, its over. There are, of course, revivals of shows, but they generally occur anywhere from five to 10 or more years later, and typically have different casts. So while its the same, its also different. The production of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? running at the Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel Oct. 27-Nov. 5 is one of those rare exceptions. Its the same Laboratory Theater of Florida production that played at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers last October. Same director, Annette Trossbach, and same cast: Stephanie Davis as Martha, Scott Carpenter as her husband George, Nykkie Rizley Ptaszek as Honey and Doug Landin as her husband Nick. Some BIG ARTS board members who saw the show last fall in Fort Myers negotiated with Ms. Trossbach to bring it to the islands Herb Strauss Theater (with which BIG ARTS is now affiliated). The company will give eight performances, at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 27-29, and Tuesday-Saturday, Nov. 1-5. Laboratory Theater plays can be wildly uneven. Part of this is the venue (sound can bounce around and echo in the spacious Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center downtown), and part of it is the inexperience of some of the actors. Ms. Trossbach has creative ideas and takes risks, but her casts arent always skilled enough to execute her vision. I attended the companys production of MacBeth a few years ago, and wound up leaving at intermission. While the staging was creative, many of the actors didnt seem to know what they were doing. I discovered later that some of the cast had never acted before.An emotional eveningBut Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf was a different experience. Well cast and well acted, it took the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions, leaving them emotionally spent by the end of the third act. By its last weekend of performances, the show was completely sold out. I dont do Bye Bye Birdie, Ms. Trossbach says. I do things that are of cultural importance. Whos Afraid falls into that category. Edward Albees play won the Tony Award for Best Play. And although it was selected by the Pulitzer Prize jury for Best Drama, that awards advisory board overruled the jury, and no prize was given in that category that year. It was because of the blue language, Ms. Trossbach says. Everyone unanimously thought the writing was so good. Its very layered, very rich. Its one of my favorite plays of all time. The good news is, if you missed it downtown, or if you like it so much you want to see it again, you can. The bad news is ticks to the Herb Strauss Theater are $42 more twice what they cost in Fort Myers. And if you dont live on Sanibel, add on the $6 toll. The Herb Strauss Theater is a much smaller venue, which both audiences and actors like. Its very intimate, and audiences will feel as though theyre right in George and Marthas living room.An intense revivalFor Ms. Davis, whos known around town as the Downtown Diva, revisiting the play a year later has been an intriguing experience. Shes had to relearn her lines. Lines from plays stick with her for a month after a play ends, she says, But then theyre gone. Gone, gone, gone. Honestly, I had forgotten how intense the role is, how intense the whole play is, she says. (In rehearsal) Annette was saying she was seeing a lot more color and layers to our performances than last year. I think thats because, for me, Ive experienced different things this year. Nothing major, but Id have to say I think Ive grown up another year; Im another year older, another year wiser. The play is set over the course of one evening during which George and Martha verbally spar and get increasingly drunk. Theyve invited a young couple back to their home. The couple is both an audience to George and Marthas twisted insults and fighting as well as unwilling participants. Though their relationship is tempestuous, I believe that at their core they are very much in love with each other, but they dont know any other way to interact with each other than these games and this aggression, Ms. Davis says. I do think there are so many tender moments and funny moments between George and Martha during the show. Youll be on stage and doing a scene, and all of a sudden, you have a line and youre interacting, and the audience just bursts out with laughter. There are so many hysterically funny moments in this play. I was surprised last year during the run, hearing the laughter from the audience. Youre laughing, and then youre crying that is not a clich. ARTS COMMENTARYThe return of the well-cast, well-acted Woolf a a w t C nancySTETSON Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?>> When: Oct. 27-Nov. 5 >> Where: The Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island >> Tickets: $42 ($20 for ages 17 and younger) >> Info: 472-6862 or in the know


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 C9 South Beach Cinderella, by Sharon Potts. CreateSpace. 338 pages. $12.99 (paper), Kindle edition $2.99.Although she is an established author of suspenseful mysteries, Sharon Potts decided the best way to switch genre tracks was to publish her latest, a comedyromance, through e-book and printon-demand publishing. Let us hope she brings her fans along to enjoy her work in a different mode. Frankie Wunder, real estate agent and wife of super-dentist Warren Wunder, is an earnest but misguided character whom Ms. Potts portrays with empathy and wry, satiric strokes. When her childless marriage to her cheating husband falls apart, Frankie works herself up into a campaign frenzy to find true love and motherhood. Naively optimistic, she projects her versions of the ideal mate on a series of men whom she hardly knows, inevitably finding disappointment and slowly beginning to share the opinion of many of her friends that there just arent any good men out there. Why the frenzy? Well, shes desperate to have children, shes 35, and she hears that clock ticking. This panic, in part, makes her a bit delusional about the true merits of the men she meets. Ms. Potts captures the humorous and awkward aspects of entering the dating game after more than a decade of married life. Frankie makes hilarious missteps, and the detached reader can often predict that things will turn out badly given Frankies sense of urgency and her blindness to obvious clues. Though shes highly intelligent, her antennae are muddled. She builds dream men out of spoiled goods. And shes a bit scary in pushing her happy family agenda. Frankies background, which includes a father she never knew and a hippie mother whose parenting style she has rejected, partially explains her needs and her confused state. Sl owly, she gains greater insight and a more balanced perspective. Crucial to the novels success and vision is Frankies friend Neil, a lawyerturned-freelance-accountant and unpublished author whose life is a battle against conventionality. Neils peculiarities make him seem like a lone wolf. Often unkempt, comfortably ignorant about fashion, oscillating between shyness and outspokenness, hes nobodys Prince Charming. Hes a guy who makes do with the necessities of life and values repairing above replacing. He has a kind of earthy know-how, and hes loyal to his friends. And though he is no ones idea of a match for Frankie, he truly loves her. If this werent a Cinderella story, it would be more like The Princess and the Frog. The test for Princess Frankie is whether or not she can see beyond the fact that Neil is a misfit in a conventional society and understand that he is a prince with regard to what really matters. At first it doesnt help his cause that Neil is a friend of surprise Frankies free-spirited mother. South Beach Cinderella has several other areas of interest. Frankies conversations with those in her circle of lady friends are richly comic, as are the vividly drawn portraits of individuals. The author also presents readers with an insiders satirical analysis of the recent Miami area real estate scene. Readers gain insights into various communities almost as if Frankie were working as their agent. All in all, South Beach Cinderella is a pleasantly hopeful, solidly crafted and thoroughly escapist romance that still engages some important questions about success, relationships and personal responsibility. Sharon Potts took her first creative writing course at the University of Miami after retiring from the business world nine years ago. Her work has received numerous awards, including the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Award for best mystery/suspense novel, as well as a starred review in Publishers Weekly. On her website, Ms. Potts offers this advice for todays writers hoping to get published: Dont try to rush the process. Accept constructive criticism and try to make your book as good as it can possibly be. And she says the best advice shes ever gotten regarding writing is: Keep the characters real. Dont force them to do things that are inconsistent with their temperament or motivation. It will irritate your readers. Find out more at FLORIDA WRITERSSharon Potts shows how (not) to find the ideal mate t l c h c l n philJASON COURTESY PHOTOSharon Potts PUZZLE ANSWERS Third Street South Sidewalk SaleOctober 27th October 30th Cocktails for the Cure Enjoy specially priced pink cocktails. $1 for every pink drink sold and 50% off all Stella & Dot sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Featuring $4 Nuvo-Rita, Pink Cosmo & Pink Lady. Friday, October 28th Happy Hour 3:00PM-10:55PM Stella & Dot Trunk Show 5:00PM-8:00PM 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000


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Cape Coral, FL Daily Indulgence erapy in the Lounge5-7:30 Half o apps, beers, well drinks, martinis & bottles of wine up to $175 Hurry!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. Throughout 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 we feature the final selections. The short story and poem were based on the photo of the bicycle. This week 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. Thanks to all the great writers who submitted their work. WRITING CHALLENGEWriting Challenge wraps up, judging beginsTo keep your balance BY WENDY NICHOLS CLARKThe Greene County bus schedule is more like a suggestion. Maybe the bus would show up at half past the hour, but more likely it would show up within 10 minutes on either side of the printed time. I hedged my bets and walked out of my house at 9, which under ordinary conditions, would have put me at the bus stop roughly nine minutes later. My kids future depended on me catching that bus. In my borrowed black suit and pumps my purse and portfolio strapped into a metal basket behind the bicycle seat, I coast down High Avenue. It had taken me a half dozen wardrobe changes to get out the door. The long flowing skirt and suede jacket seemed too Bohemian; the red wrap-waist dress Jonathons favorite too seductive. My neighbor Angela told me I should use every advantage, but a nursing mother has no business wearing low-cut, jersey knit to a job interview. The sales person at Nordstroms assured me the wide-legged pants and crepe jacket, nipped at the waist, struck a perfect balance of professional and chic, with an appropriate hint of sexy. My last job was almost seven years ago as an art designer at a small ad agency in Chicago. Id quit working when Jonathon and I were married to pursue my painting, but when Michael was born, Id happily traded in my acrylics for Crayolas. I stood in front of the antique cheval mirror, tied a scarf around my neck and tucked the price tag inside. The suit would have to be returned. It wasnt until I walked out my front door and nearly broke my neck tottering down the front steps in my neighbors high heels that I realized Id need an alternative means of transportation to the bus stop. Im a Birkenstock and bare foot kind of gal. Just last week, Id sold Jonathons 1994 Mustang Cobra the last purchase hed managed to squeeze in as a bachelor before we were married six years ago. The next day, as if Jonathon were seeking revenge from the afterlife, the transmission went out on my Suburu Forrester. Dave Szymanski was fixing it for me. Poor Dave, Id practically become his second wife. When Jonathon was killed, I got 50 husbands. His brothers at the Rocksburough police force were taking care of me now. Theyd finished the kitchen renovation, replaced a leaky toilet and dug a new sewer line. They would probably offer to pay my mortgage, but Im too ashamed to tell anyone there are three of them, a mountain of credit card debt and a timeshare. I found the bike in the junkyard we call a garage, wedged between a wheelbarrow and a twin box spring. Mine had two flat tires and Jonathons was hanging upside down from the ceiling in a completely inaccessible corner. I wrestled the bike free, maneuvered it out the side door, strapped my purse and portfolio in the basket and jumped on. Now, coasting down the hill into town, I try to remember where this bike came from. It must have been among the piles of garage rubble the previous owners so thoughtfully left behind when we bought the house. Actually, its not a bad bike, a hybrid Schwinn with a much more generous seat than Im used to on my touring bike, and the basket is certainly handy right now. It fits me perfectly, which is something since Im nearly 6 feet tall, and the tires are hard, as if the bike were waiting for me. Maybe the universe is telling me its going to be OK, that Ill get the job, pay off the mortgages, and keep the house. I dont want this job. I hate the thought of leaving Michael and Emma in daycare while I trudge off to the city to design cereal boxes and dog food ads. Ive half considered phone sex as a career alternative. The hours are perfect for a single mom. I imagine my motherin-law Evelyns horrified reaction if she were to find out. It might be worth selling my dignity for that. Theres not much Im qualified to do but wipe bottoms, change diapers and cut food into tiny pieces. Maybe theyd hire me at the old folks home down the street. Im lucky to have this interview. Ive sent out over a hundred resumes, and not one single call. Im sure my motherin-law, with all her country club cronies, could have made a few connections, but I cant have her know how bad things are. Part of me wouldnt mind telling her what a mess her perfect son strapped me with, but Id never betray my husband that way. That and I wont give her the leverage. Shed be all too happy to help. As I round the corner onto Main Street, I hear the rumble of a diesel engine as the Route 9 bus into Port Authority passes me, a blur of silver and whining gears. Im four blocks from the stop. Wait! I yell, peddling like mad. Hold the bus! The last passenger glances my direction before she disappears inside the bus. The door hisses closed and the bus pulls away. I jump off the bike and run, waving my arms overhead. Wait! I scream. The bus slows, and I yell again as it rounds the corner and rumbles out of sight. I pick up the bike. Its 24 miles into the city. The next bus is in an hour. A cab would cost a week of groceries. I walk the bike back toward town. A minivan pulls over. The passenger window goes down and a woman with a blonde perky ponytail leans across the front seat. Do you need a ride? Her pretty face is all worry and concern. Good Lord, of all people. Its the secondto-last person I want to see, next to my mother-in-law. I shake my head. Im fine, I say biting my trembling lip. Really. Im fine.


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 WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 239-263-18502048 Tamiami Trail N., NaplesAcross from the Cheesecake Factory houseofprimerib@centurylink.netNOW OPEN! Luncheon and Executive Express Business Lunch 11:30am-3pm For e Prime Of Your Life! Stuart Chafetz, frequent guest conductor with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, will conduct The Star Spangled Banner at the Collier County Band Show beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Lely High School. Tickets are available at the gate. All seven Collier County high school marching bands will participate, giving Mr. Chafetz the opportunity to conduct all of the high school band students in Collier County simultaneously. He will leave the stadium immediately after conducting the national anthem to head to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, where hell lead the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in Arthur Fiedlers Favorites beginning at 8 p.m. The program will feature some of Mr. Fiedlers favorite selections, including Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody and Gershwins Strike Up the Band. The conductor promises a Halloween favorite or two as well. Tickets to Arthur Fiedlers Favorites start at $37 for adults and $22 for students. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit See more about whats coming up at the Phil on page C18. Dr. Thomas Hale of Advanced Dentistry of Naples encourages kids to experience the joy of giving back to others in the community and honoring those protecting our country overseas by exchanging their surplus Halloween sweets for cash. For his sixth annual Halloween Candy Buy Back, Dr. Hales will pay children $1 per pound of sweets they turn in. Hard candy will be shipped off in care packages to the U.S. troops stationed overseas; perishable confections will be donated to the children and families of Youth Haven. Kids and parents are invited to bring their surplus treats to Advanced Dentistry of Naples, 9180 Gallerie Court, between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 1. Only unopened, wrapped candy will be accepted. For more information, call 593-0880 or visit Dentist offers kids $1 per pound when they trade in surplus candy Philharmonic guest conductor will lead high school bands in the national anthem 799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd.(239) 591-3837 GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:30am-2pm, Every SundayTEN IN THE TAVERN MENU ALL TEN IN THE TAVERN MENU ITEMS ARE $10.00 Happy Hour Daily 5-6pm Three Course Early Dining Menu 5-6 pm Live Music in Tavern PROUDLY ANNOUNCINGTIERNEYS TAVERN & CLAW BARNAPLES NEWEST TRADITION The Bay House Returns with Traditional Coastal Cuisine and Legendary Service stone crab season is here! Tierneys is the Place for Stone Crabs in Naples!


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PAGE 69 KeyWestExpress KeyWestExpress KeyWestExpress *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchase tickets, non-refundable, cannot be combined with any other offers. Excludes weekend fee (Fri., Sat., Sun.). Offer valid through Nov. 30, 2011. 1-800-KWE-7259 FANTASYFEST 2011DONT MISS THE PARTY! SPECIAL PARADE CRUISE!OCTOBER 21ST-30THGETTING THERE IS CHOOSE YOUR FANTASY! HALF THE FUN! $119ROUND TRIP* Dont Stop The Carnival November 3-6, 2011 20th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2011 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 stuck could be an understatement. Unwillingness to change or fear of connection with others could be their ultimate problem. Its been a challenge, because my character especially is very restricted, says James Little, who portrays Austin. As an actor, I want to act on my emotion, but sometimes (director Mr. Graffy) tells me to pull back because Austin is so reserved. Ruth is waiting for Austin to reach out and make that connection with her, but the question is: Is he able to? For Erica Laughlin, the Ruth to Jamess Austin, Its been hard. You want to be that person who acts on their emotions, but instead you have to play that straight man. I get a moment or two of levity, but the play is real, and its subtle. I play the role different every night because Im looking for that right way to do it. Its a different way to grab the audiences attention. And so it has become the task of the Other characters to represent the emotional needs of Austin and Ruth: Do they have infinite possibilities, as they did back when they met in their 20s? Or is this the last chance? The Others embody Ruths and Austins basic needs and wants. The story moves forward with their help, and they juxtapose the main characters. David Gardner plays the five Other Men. This gives me the opportunity to dig deeper into the kinds of projects that I really enjoy doing, he says. LATERFrom page 1SEE LATER, C16 COURTESY PHOTOStanding at center are Erin Laughlin and James Little as Ruth and Austin. Surrounding them are fellow cocktail party guests, played by Dave Gardner (left and second from right) and Bonnie Knapp (second left and right). Ms. Knapp and Mr. Gardner play 10 different characters in A.R. Gurneys Later Life. Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique647 Fifth Avenue South, Naples(239) 263-WOOF (9663) presentsThe Spooktacular Pet Costume Conteston Fifth Avenue South Activities from 4:30pm-10pm Pet Contest 7:30pmMonday, October 31st Tricks & Treats Drinks & Hors Doeuvres Bobbin for Pumpkins & Pumpkin Toss




NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 I think one of the undercurrents of the show is that Austin is incapable of change. Its interesting that Gurney wrote this and intentionally had two people play five characters. They contrast the characters that cant change. Bonnie Knapp, who plays the Other Women, agrees. I move from one eccentric type of character to another, but its exciting. I wouldnt say that (playing five people) has been hard, she says. All of them are so different, with so many different goals. I think our jobs are simply to share those [goals] with Austin and with Ruth. Later Life is also a very sympathetic portrayal of people who are stuck only playing one role in life. The multiple character arcs allow the audience to sympathize and relate to everyone, no matter what your age or stage in life. It is a universal story in that regard; it just happens that these people are in the middle of their lives. The play works on two levels, says Mr. Graffy: Its great for audiences that love to come to the theater just to be entertained, because its funny and its also dramatic; the characters are palatable and relatable. Its also great, he adds, for theatergoers who search for something richer in the theatre experience, people who want to head straight to Starbucks or to get a glass of wine and talk about it afterwards. A play aimed for universally diverse audiences, Later Life promises to be entertaining and relevant for all. LATERFrom page 14 Later Life, by The Naples Players >> When: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 19 >> Where: In the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: $25 >> Info: 263-7990 or in the know Fraxel Laser Resurfacing Reduces Fine Lines, Evens Skin To ne, Reduces Dark Spots Exilis Body &Face Treatments Shrinks Targeted Fat and Tightens S agging Skin Botox and Juvederm Relaxes Wrinkles, Adds Volume to smooth away linesCertied by the American Board of Plastic Surgery Manuel M. Pea M.D. (239) 348-7362 or visit Look younger, Feel better, Without surgery.Dr. Pea Performs state-of-the art Aesthetics on the Face and Body The Naples Players will hold auditions for Doubt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by John Patric Shanley, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Cast openings include one man in his late 30s, a woman age 50-60, another woman in her 20s and an African American woman age 40-50. John McKerrow will direct the production. Rehearsals begin Dec. 6, and performances in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden will be Feb. 1-25 (preview Jan. 31). What do you do when youre not sure? Father Flynn asks in the opening line of this drama set in 1964 in a Catholic grade school in the Bronx. His colleague, Sister Aloysius, suspects him of wrongdoing with their schools first African American student. She faces a grave decision: openly accuse a higherup without firm evidence, or bury her suspicions and leave room for doubt? Audition appointments are not necessary. Perusal scripts are available for 72 hours, with a $20 deposit, at the box office, 701 Fifth Ave. S. For more information, call 434-7340, ext 10. Auditions set for February production of Doubt


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PAGE 73 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 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!Heres some of whats ahead at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: 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. Photographer J. Tomas Lopez presents SLR: Digital Camera, Lenses and Accessories, a class designed for those who want to take imaging to the next level, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5. Participants will receive instruction on shooting, composing, lighting, lens selections, tripod, light meters and understanding the difference between film and silicone. Mr. Lopez is the director of electronic media at the University of Miami. His photographs are in collections at the Smithsonian and the International Museum of Photography, among other. Cost of the workshop is $300. Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald (also seen in ABCs Private Practice) joins the NPO to kick off to 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. Musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra play alongside professionals from the NPO, and by themselves, in the first Major/Minor Concert of the season at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition winners will also be featured. Tickets are $15. Joe Leonardo, professor emeritus at Temple University Theater Department, discusses Madama B utterfl y in the first of the Opera Classics lecture series beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. Up next in the series is Dr. Leonardos discussion of The Divas of Opera at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. He will examine legendary female opera singers of the 20th and 21st centuries their lives, their art and their legacies. Both lectures take place in the Toni Stabile Building just south of the Philharmonic Center. Tickets are $40. The rock band Kansas, with founding members Steve Walsh, Rich Williams and Phil Ehart, teams up with the NPO at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. A staple on classic rock radio, Kansas has found new audiences with its college symphony tours and through popular video games Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Tickets start at $59. Benise, The Prince of the Spanish Guitar, presents his newest music and dance extravaganza, The Spanish Guitar, (which has been called the Latin Riverdance,) at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. The performance blends Latin rhythms and rock n roll with video and choreography. Benise won an Emmy for his PBS special Nights of Fire! Tickets start at $49. Sarasota Opera presents Puccinis Madama Butterfly at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. The tender, tragic love story about a trusting geisha who gives up everything for love will be performed in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets start at $129. Elaine Newton, professor emeritus of humanities at York University in Toronto, will discuss Jonathan Franzens Freedom at the first program in the new season of Critics Choice in the Phils Lifelong Learning series. Presentations are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Daniels Pavilion and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Hayes Hall. T ick ets are $32. The Critics Choice series continues with: The Tigers Wife, Dec. 8 and 10; The Paris Wife, Jan. 5 and 7; The Weird Sisters, Feb. 9 and 11; Room, March 8 and 10; and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, April 12 and 14. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit COMING UP AT THE PHIL Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $29.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options.




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tuesday seminar series Designer Judith Auclair showcases the art of Coquillage, using seashells to create one-of-a-kind furniture, lighting and accessories. Auclair says shells are not just for beach houses anymore! Discover how adding this organic element to any room can modernize and add freshness to traditional styling. The textures are natural, but highly stylized, reminiscent of the work popularized by turn-of-the-century European artisans. Auclair owns Maison Auclair Shellart Gallery in Naples. Her work is displayed in the Ralph Lauren Home showroom at Miromar Design Center. Following the seminar you are invited to sample seaside snacks and refreshments, hosted by Ralph Lauren Home. Seating is limited. RSVP by Friday, October 28. Register online ONLY at Call (239) 390-8207 for more information.TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 11:00 a.m.FREE SEMINAR AND REFRESHMENTSJudith Auclair, Designer SEA INSPIRED HOME DCOR10262711-2416 Located at 10800 Corkscrew Road, I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples and Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. all three oors Sat 10 a.m. 5 p.m. rst oor and Clearance Showroom NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 C21 Southwest Floridas largest tequila selection. 239-598-FIRE (3473) 2380 Vanderbilt Beach ROAD, Naples tequila inspired. real wood FIred. lunch specials MON-FRI. hora Feliz (happy hour with great deals) 3:30-7:30. TAKING SW FLORIDA BY FIRE...CevicheShrimp & Scallops Bacon wrapped Bison Grilled SalmonSonoran Burger 1/2 Stars, Florida WeeklyS DREW STERWALDFriday, 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 948-0003 or visit The German American Club Gemuetlichkeit begins a new season of get-togethers with a dinner dance show the Alpine Sonnenschein Express Trio from Disney World on Friday, Nov. 11, at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Pulling Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for members, $30 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 774-1582. 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 CLUB NOTES


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 C23 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. Halloween is more fun with displays like this Vegetable Man. Its age is unknown, but bidders at a Morphy auction in Denver, Pa., thought it was worth $19,550.A: The other mark on your doves is F. Heidenreich for F ritz Heidenreich (18951966), who worked for Rosenthal from 1919 until 1960. He headed Rosenthals art department in Selb, Germany, starting in 1946. Heidenreich designed the doves in the 1930s, but they were made for decades. Thats why the price can vary considerably. It depends on the age of the doves and their condition. And if what you saw online were asking prices, you may never know if they actually sold at those prices. Q: I discovered that our family has five silver-plated spoons with figures of girls on them along with five different names: Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne. They are not particularly shiny. Can you tell me anything about them, their value and whether I can use any cleaning supplies to brighten the spoons without damaging them? A: You have a set of Dionne Quintuplet spoons. The end of each handle has a figure of one of the girls. The identical quintuplets were born in Callander, Ontario, Canada, on May 28, 1934. They became wards of the state when they were only a few months old. They were put under the guardianship of Dr. Alon R. Dafoe, the doctor who delivered them, and lived in the Dafoe Hospital and Nursery across the road from the family farm. Their mother opened a souvenir shop on the farm and sold items picturing the girls and souvenirs like fertility stones from the farm. The publicity about their birth made the quintuplets famous throughout the world. Up to 6,000 visitors a day came to watch the girls play, and I was one of them. The area known as Quintland became the biggest tourist attraction in Ontario. The girls returned to live with their family in 1943. Thousands of special dolls and souvenirs were made picturing the quints at different ages. Emilie died in 1954, Marie in 1970 and Yvonne in 2001. Annette and Cecile still live in Canada. You can use any brand of silver polish to clean the spoons, but if the silver plate has worn off, no amount of cleaning will help. A set of spoons like yours is worth $60 to $75. Tip: Wash your hands before handling old paper collectibles. The oil from your hands will cause damage. Museum personnel wear white cotton gloves. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. 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. Naples Best Kept Secret & Nicks PlaceCall 239.793.2644 or visit Pick up your Wine and Dine Club Card on your next visit!LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & DANCING TUES-SAT Halloween Costume Party! Saturday, October 29th Featuring Entertainment by Evan Barr & Jackie Lee $100 prize for Best Costume!HAPPY HOUR 11-7 Daily


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 BIG ARTS & Sanibel Island Public Library, Sanibel Island, Fla. PRESENTERS: Steve Almond (creative nonction) / Lynne Barrett (ction) Dan Bern (songwriting) / Nickole Brown (poetry) / Kevin Canty (fiction) Ron Currie Jr (fiction) / John Dufresne (fiction/ screenwriting) / Carmen Edington (editor) / W illiam Giraldi (ction/editor) / Barbara Hamby (poetry) John Hoppenthaler (poetry) / Christopher Joyce (radio journalism) / David Kirby (poetry) / Christopher Phillips (Socrates Caf ) / Robert Root (creative nonction/editor) / John K. Samson (songwriting) / Christopher Schelling (agent) Laurel Snyder (YA lit) / Darin Strauss (memoir) / Jay W exler (creative nonction) Thomas W illiams (novella/editor) / Tom Zoellner (investigative journalism)PRESENTED BYGULF COASTFLORIDAUNIVERSITY SANIBEL ISLAND contact Tom DeMarchi at (239) 590-7421 or Keynote speaker JOHN SAYLES HENRY ROLLINS An evening of storytelling WRITERSSANIBEL ISLANDCONFERENCE NOVEMBER 3-6, 2011 SIXTH ANNUAL THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 8 P.M. Antiques Roa dshow Atlantic City Hour 2 A collection of Enrico Caruso memorabilia and a pair of heirloom boxwood and ivory figurines possibly by sculptor Simon Troger. FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 9 P.M. PBS Ar ts fr om Miami: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp Witness the grace and beauty of one of Americas finest dance companies, Edward Villellas Miami City Ballet, in a trio of signature works by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 9 P.M. As T ime Goes By J ean and Lionel try to rekindle their flame after a 38-year separation. SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 8 P.M. America in P rimetime T he Man of the House Part 1 Learn how the man of the house has evolved from king of the castle in early sitcoms to a more intricate, conflicted figure in modern shows. 9 P.M. Mast erpiec e Mystery! Case Histories Part 3 Jackson is injured in a train wreck and acquires a teenage sidekick who saves his life but insists that he return the favor by finding her missing employer. MONDAY, OCT. 31, 9 P.M. W ill F errell: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor The 13th Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize salutes comedian Will Ferrell in a celebration featuring a starstudded cast of Ferrells friends and colleagues. (Re-airs at 10:30 p.m.) TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 8 P.M. Secr ets o f the Dead The Worlds Biggest Bomb Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engaged in a dangerous race to see who could build and detonate the worlds largest bomb. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 9 P.M. S t eve Jobs: One Last Thing In the aftermath of the death of probably the most inspirational computer designers and innovators of the 21st century, this film takes an in-depth look at the life and work of Apple boss, Steve Jobs to examine how and why he revolutionized our world. This week on WGCU TV


Fresh. Natural. Delicious. any purchase of $6.99 or moreSome restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon. No cash value. One coupon per customer per visit. Valid only at participating locations. LIMITED TIME OFFER EXPIRES 11/03/11 Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 A & E C25 Stone Crab Festival October 28-29 Drink and Buffet Specials, Caribbean Music, Extreme Family Fun Experience 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 Place your bets on library casino nightThe Friends of the Library of Collier County will hold the third annual Red, White & Roule tte casino night Friday, Nov. 4, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Tickets are $75 per person. A cash bar will be available. For tickets or more information, call 262-8135 or visit up your holiday shoppingGet all of your holiday shopping done during the second annual Party of All Parties from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Rookery Bay Reserve. Almost 50 home party and gift vendors will sell their products and offer a bucket raffle of their favorite items, from jewery and make-up to lingerie and Tupperware. See the full list of vendors at A pampering area with free massages from Sally Forsman and facial treatments from Rodan & Fields Dermatologists, along with a complimentary shopping tote, are new additions to the event. Admission to this fundraiser for the Friends of Rookery Bay is $8 per person or $15 per couple and includes free wine, soft drinks and desserts. Sponsors include CupCrazed, The Arlington, Naples Illustrated, Costco Naples, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort and Old Naples Wholesale Wines. For more information, call the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 417-6310.Dance the night away for Sunlight HomeSunlight Home for expectant women and teens invites everyone to put on their dancing shoes for an evening with Cahlua & Cream (above) 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.Humane society holds 13th annual teaHumane 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 up for Bootstrap BoogieNaples 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.naplesequestrian some tea 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 Send Save the Date information about galas and other fundraising parties to SAVE THE DATE Dr. Xiu Qiong Cen A.P. M.D (China)Licensed Acupuncture Physician Over 28 years experience in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Visit us in our new location at 5683 Naples Boulevard, Naples 239-513-9232 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL (Located in the Galleria at NW corner of Airport-Pulling & Vanderbilt Beach Road) NOW LEASING SPACE leasing@shopvanderbilt.com239-594-5000 Shoppes at Vanderbilt would like to invite you to... FARMERS MARKET Saturday 8-1 Our friendly sta is always here on site.


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 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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 SAVE THE DATEWishmakers Ball in Black and WhiteThe sixth annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation is set for Friday, Jan. 20, at the Hilton Naples with the theme of Black and White.Individual tickets are $200 and sponsorships start at $3,000. Premium tables are also available starting at $5,000. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or getting in step for literacyChef 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.Mr. Rodriquez is one of seven amateur dancers paired with professional for Literacy Volunteers of Collier Countys fifth annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy on Friday, Nov. 11, at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. He got a kickstart to join the ranks of dancers from his life partner, optometrist Kelly Anderson. Mr. Rodriguez signed up because, like Dr. Anderson, he believes in the importance of literacy and was ready to dance his part. Dr. Anderson, who is on staff at 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 and this year. Shes sitting out this year, however, as she is expecting the couples first child the day after Christmas. Instead, shell serve as one of the evenings three judges. Tickets are $175 per person. Call LVCC at 262-4448 for reservations or more information.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.Step back in time to old HavanaGuests 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. Everything will be reminiscent of Havanas opulent social clubs of the 1930s.Tickets are $500 per person. A variety of sponsorship opportunities and levels are also available. For information, call the David Lawrence Foundation at 354-1416.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Saturday, Nov. 5~2pm & 8pm Sunday, Nov. 6~3pm, 2011For tickets call 239.963.9050 or visit Music by Jerome Kern and Lyrics by Oscar HammersteinThe rst great modern musical!!Hal PrinceNaples High School AuditoriumILLUSTRATED MANY THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS CORPORATE & MEDIA SPONSORS Saturday Nov. 5~2pm & 8pm Sunday Nov. 6~3pm 2011 For t i ckets call 239 9 6 3 90 5 0 or v i s i t www. O peraNaples.or g Music by Jerome Kern and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstei usicbyJeromeKernandLyricsbyOscarHammerstein b o L O s sic ic b y by Je Je er ro d Ly Ly y r ric ics by Os Os sca ca e ein i n H a l P r i n c e Hal Prince N aples H i gh School Aud i tor i um I LL U S T R AT E D M ANY THANK S T O OU R G ENER OUS CO RP O RATE & MEDIA S P O N SO R S THEATRE ZONE Opera Naples teens present scenes from Verdis FalstaffSOCIETY 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@ LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Steffanie Pearce, Opera Naples founding artistic director, and Robin Shufford-Frank, ON music director 2. Laura Zion, Carrie Fowle and Daniela Magura 3. Laura Zion, Carrie Fowle, Elizabeth Feins and Cindy Majewski (center) 4. Alissa Roca, Cindy Majewski and Laura Zion 5. Alissa Roca 6. Luciano Marsalli 1 2 3 6 5 4

PAGE 83 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Mutts (and more) strut their stuff at Germain BMWAnnual parade benefits Humane Society Naples and the Shelter for Abused Women & ChildrenSOCIETY 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 4 5 8 7 6 9 10 2 3 1. The Witches of Eastwick 2. Judges Mike Flounlacker, Bill Barnett, Lindsey Logue and Cindy Pierce 3. Pouncy, the lone cat in the competition 4. Brian Frye with Brutus, Melanie Giles and Gertie, Melissa Taylor and Ruby, Jolene Munzenrieder and Jackie-O 5. I Dream of Jeannie 6. Holly Hazen with Miss Marshmallow 7. Keilah Hernandez with Dakota 8. Jill McKee with jack as Dogtanian and the Two Muttsketeers 9. This pirate pit bull took the prize for Scariest Costume 10. Looking for a hydrantHELEN CATLIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 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 Collier County classrooms welcome Education Foundation grants SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 2 3 4 5 6 1. Pelican Marsh students happy to hear about their teachers classroom grant 2. Donna Desimones class cheers her on at Golden Terrace Elementary School. 3. Nicole Bien celebrates with some of her students at Pine Ridge Middle School. 4. Pat Smiths students at Barron Collier High School react to the good news about their teacher 5. Allison Bringardner and her class at Poinciana Elementary School 6. Carole McPhee, holding certificates, with her class and some colleagues at Veterans Memorial Elementary School COURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 85 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 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 STAGLIN FAMILY VINEYARDS / COURTESY PHOTO Staglin Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008. VINOPeople frequently ask me what my favorite wines are, so I thought it was about time to put that list in writing. Some are no longer available, some you will have to search for, and the rest are available, although you might have to settle for a younger vintage. What makes a wine a favorite? In some cases, the wine shines all on its own. Sometimes, its how it pairs with food. And in other cases, its the occasion and the people with whom I drank it. Here, then, are my favorites so far: Beau Vigne Cult 2007, by David Phinney: This Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon is from the Stags Leap appellation, and this vintage was made by David Phinney, founder of Orin Swift Cellars. Deep and rich in color, mediumto full-bodied, with a big nose and intense flavors of black cherry and currant fruits, licorice and graphite, it has great balance and a lasting full finish. Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve 2007: The original private reserve cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley, first made in 1936, with its classical blackberry, plum and spice nose. Dark purple in color with flavors of dark cherry and blackberry, a touch of oak and minerals, ending with a well-balanced tannic finish. Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007: Big, inky purple color with aromas of dark berries, cassis and licorice, concentrated black cherry, blueberry and spice on the palate, followed with firm tannins leading to a long lingering velvety finish. Chateau dYquem Sauternes 2003: In the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, Chteau dYquem was given the unique rank of Premier Cru Suprieur, ahead of all other Sauternes, an indication of the highest year-to-year quality in the district. Rich yellow-gold in color, it starts with a beautiful intense bouquet of honeyed apples and vanilla, and is full-bodied and medium sweet. The incredible nose leads to concentrated pineapple and honey flavors with a refined, silky smooth finish that keeps on going. Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1970: This well-known Bordeaux from Pauillac has been on top of the wine world for centuries. I served this treasure for my parents 50th anniversary in 1996, and my mother remarked it was like drinking velvet. It is dark ruby in color, with concentrated flavors of ripe berries mixed with minerals and spicy, oaky scents. Truly elegant, the 20 percent merlot made it graceful and soft on the finish. Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Evenstad Reserve 2006: Medium dark red color, it possesses red and dark berry aromas with a touch of mineral and spice. On the palate it offers complex black raspberry, cherry and raspberry flavors with good tannin structure and a smooth, well-rounded lingering finish. Dominus Estate 2007: Produced by the owner of Chateau Petrus, this wine shows a deep ruby color, with intense aromas of black and blueberry fruit and a touch of cedar, followed on the palate with kirsch and black cherry mixed with plum. Big and chewy, and Bordeaux-like in its structure with good acidity and tight tannins, with a lasting mineral finish. Oestricher Lenchen Auslese ChristEiswein 1970: A great Rheingau from an established estate, the frozen grapes were picked Christmas morning in 1970. Golden in color with an intense bouquet and flavors of peaches and apricot, followed by spice and mineral flavors to an elegant extended finish. Staglin Family Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007: Dark purple in color with raspberry and floral notes on the bouquet, with layers of black cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice, and spices on the palate. Richly elegant, with an amazingly long finish. Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastle 2008: This Rhone-style wine is fullbodied, richly flavored and dark ruby in color. It starts with a rich, spicy berry nose, followed by concentrated layers of red and black raspberry, black cherry, licorice and spice flavors. Fresh and approachable, it has good acid balance and ends with a long, tight finish. Volnay Les Angles Premier Cru 1969: Made by Henri Boillot, this wine more than any other showed what a beautiful red Burgundy could be. Fragrant with black cherry and raspberries on the nose, medium in body and with rich, full flavors of cherry and kirsch. The wine finishes with an earthiness and minerality as it lingers in the mouth. The wine writer writes about some of his favorites t y t S B c jimMcCRACKEN $O ered Sundayursday 5:00-Close Friday & Saturday 5:00-7:00pm $O ered Monday-Saturday 11:30am-3pm Best Price-Value o er in Naples! Check our Website & get the r eal feel of our e xcellence.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 CUISINEPig out at Seminole Casinos barbecue festival food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 27, 5-7:30 p.m., Decanted/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 Foods: Get in the spirit of Halloween with live music, free beer and wine samples and finger foods for purchase, plus a costume contest; Mercato; 552-5100. Friday, Oct. 28, 7-9:30 p.m., Inn at Pelican Bay: Artichoke & Company presents a Tuscan wine dinner; $42.50, 800 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 263-6979 or e-mail Saturday, Oct. 29, noon-1:30 p.m ., Whole F oods: Celebrate Oktoberfest with a storewide party featuring foods to taste in each department and a chance to vote on your favorites; Mercato; 552-5100. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m., Decant ed W ines: Check out some of the new wine vintages from California, Oregon and Europe; $25, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., C af fe dellAmore: Discover the flavors of Bolgheri, a coastal region of Tuscany, with wines from the vineyard of Poggio al Tesoro and a five-course meal featuring Estruscan salad, antipasto, pasta and beans Bolgheri style, wild boar hunter style and a Tuscan cheese plate; $89, 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.; 261-1389. Reservations required. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m., Decant ed W ines: Winemaker Anthony Bell of Bell Winery introduces his handcrafted cabernet sauvignon; $5, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2:30 p.m. N aples T omato: Learn how to make mozzarella and buratta and take home a pound of mozzarella curds to make more at home; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail North; 598-9800. Reservations required.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., St. M onicas 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 market at the Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Send items to Casino hosts the Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20. Five nationally renowned barbecue aficionados will cook their best ribs, pulled pork and brisket as they strive for another championship win. Lovers of barbecue can eat their fill and see performances by recording artists Burns and Poe, One Night Rodeo and JJ McCoy. There will be celebrity judges, daily pig races and rustic artisans displaying their crafts. Among those competing for best barbecue will be National Ribfest Grand Champion Johnsons Famous BBQ. Other contenders have multiple awards from high-profile contests around the country, and one has appeared on the Food Network. Festivities start at noon Nov. 18, continue Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Nov. 20 from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call (800) 218-0007 or visit The casino is at 506 South First St., Immokalee.Absinthe serves up two-for-one Absinthe, the North Naples restaurant named after the anise-flavored spirit, is launching a Taste Absinthe deal with an added daily lunch service (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), an extended dinner menu (5-11 p.m.) and a new Sunday brunch (11 a.m.3 p.m.). Taste Absinthe offers two-forone pricing on all food and refreshments until Dec. 30. Owners and brothers Armand and Elton Alikaj focus on authentic Mediterranean cuisine that is characterized by the use of olive oil and a minimalist approach to cooking with an emphasis on taste and the freshest ingredients. The Absinthe menu stems largely from the brothers experiences traveling and eating through the coastal regions of Southern Italy, Greece and Albania. Absinthe is in the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, corner of Airport and Vanderbilt Beach roads). Lunch ranges from $7-$16; dinner appetizers, $7-$15 and main dishes $19-$28; Sunday brunch starts at $7, with unlimited Blood Marys or mimosas for $15 and unlimited Bellinis for $20. Call 254-0050 for reservations. World Wine Tour helps sick kidsHelp the Ronald McDonald House help the families of sick kids at the fourth annual World Wine Tour, set for Thursday, Nov. 10, at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Sample wines from around the world as well as appetizers at participating restaurants and merchants while enjoying live entertainment by the Chicago Mob, which plays high-energy blues, Motown, classic rock and soul. Tickets are $25 each or two for $40, including a keepsake wine glass. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida supports programs that improve the health and well-being of children in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families of hospitalized children, and the charities mobile van delivers medical and dental services to underserved children. For tickets, call the Ronald McDonald House at 437-0202. All the oysters you can eatReal Seafood Company holds an oyster fest dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Enjoy unlimited fresh oysters prepared five ways raw, grilled, fried, steamed and Florentine along with a three-course dinner for $39.95 per person. The dinner includes a spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette, chargrilled wahoo with sweet potato-plantain gratin and chocolate ravioli with berries and cream. Bottomless glasses of wine and select micro-brewed draft beers will be available for $9.95 per person. Real Seafood is at 8960 Fontana Del Sol Way. Reservations are required. Call (888) 456-3463. Learn the mechanics of organicsWorden Farm, a certified organic farm, hosts a fundraiser full of family activities starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Punta Gorda property. A workshop for farmers will take place Monday, Oct. 31. Sunday activities include making caramel apples, bobbing for apples and a 7 p.m. showing of the award-winning film Whats Organic About Organic? Admission of $20 (free for children 12 and younger) will benefit Florida Organic Growers, a nonprofit organization based in Gainesville that supports and promotes organic agriculture and healthy and just food systems. Film director Shelley Rogers and FOG Executive Director Marty Mesh will lead a question-and-answer session following the screening. Farmers Chris and Eva Worden will host a free farming workshop starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31. It will cover practical information and advice about sustainable nutrient, pest, weed and disease management options for vegetable farmers and will include presentations by several experts. Worden Farm sells certified organic produce via a membership program as well as at farmers markets in Sanibel and Naples. For information on either days activities, call (352) 377-6355 or visit www. serves as World Chocolate jurorWhen the fourth World Chocolate Masters competition took place last week in Paris, Southwest Floridas own Norman Love was among the jurors in the international rivalry. A veteran of international pastry and chocolate competitions himself, this time Mr. Love evaluated and rated the ornate creations of the 19 finalists who came from around the world. Frank Haasnoot of The Netherlands won this years competition. To learn more about the contest, visit Garden opens at Coconut PointAn Olive Garden with a Tuscan farmhouse design opened Monday at Coconut Point in Estero. The restaurant will serve dinner only through Friday (4-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday), and will open for lunch at 11 a.m. Saturday. Olive Garden is at 8091 Plaza Del Lago Drive.Bonita Bay Club welcomes new chefCertified Executive Chef P. Richard Brumm will join the Bonita Bay Club staff in November. He is coming from Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. We conducted a nationwide search for a strong, passionate leader and culinary professional who will inspire our kitchen staff to create consistently outstanding cuisine, says Dan Miles, general manager and COO of Bonita Bay Club. We found that and more in Richard. He runs a creative, from-scratch kitchen, expertly mentors the talent of staff members and interns, has strong operational skills and relates extremely well to club members. Hes a great fit for Bonita Bay Club. Bonita Bay Club offers a limited number of golf memberships to nonresidents. For details, call 949-5061 or visit i karenFELDMAN COURTESY PHOTOChef P. Richard Brumm, Bonita Bay Club COURTESY PHOTONorman Love, right, takes part as a juror in the fourth World Chocolate masters competition in Paris.