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I NEVER MISS CAR TALK, SAYS Vicki Traxler, a physicians assistant who lives in Naples. I get irritable if I dont get to hear Car Talk. For the uninitiated, Car Talk, which airs on National Public Radio, is exactly what it sounds to be: a program that deals with all things pertaining to cars. Normally, such programs are thought to be the province of men, since the stereotype for years has been that males not females are fascinated by automobiles and their workings. But The Paradise Coast region that includes Naples, Marco Island and the Gulf Coast portion of the Everglades earned five spots on the annual Best In the World list of Top 150 U.S. Mainland Resorts compiled by Cond Nast Traveler magazine. Four of the local resorts were among the top 50 properties on the list. At No. 12, La Playa Beach & Golf Resort was highest of the local resorts on the Top 150 list. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, and The RitzCarlton Golf Resort were Nos. 30 and 31, respectively; the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort was No. 41; and the Marco Beach Ocean Resort was in the 130th spot. The Paradise Coasts resorts and hotels have for years set high standards for customer service satisfaction, which is reflected in this years showing of five properties in our region on Cond Nast Travelers Top 150 U.S. Mainland Resorts list, said Jack Wert, executive director for the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB. The Best in the World list comes from the magazines annual Readers Choice Awards survey, where this year more than 8 million votes were cast rating the cities, islands and resorts and hotels readers visited in the past year, as well as the airlines and cruise ships on which they traveled. For the complete list of winners, see the November issue of Cond Nast Traveler. Five area resorts make Best in World listBY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A26 CLUB NOTES A28 PETS A30 NETWORKING B8-10 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTISTS AMONG US C9 EVENTS C6-7 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C26-29 CUISINE C30-31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. IV, No. 5 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Halloween in NaplesThere was something scary, something funny, something for everyone. A21 By the booksRead about the business books area CEOs are reading. B1 Giving the gift of lifeFirst-time blood donor shares her not-so-scary story in hopes of encouraging others. A26 Roll em!Its time for the third annual Naples International Film Festival. C1 wheelsWomen andMeet three Neapolitan ladies who love their carsSEE WHEELS, A8 Vicki Traxler in her 1929 Model A FordTROUT SCANLAN PHOTO / FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATIONSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ ardssurvey, inthepastyear,aswellastheai La Playa Beach & Golf Resort ranked highest of the local resorts on the Top 150 list.COURTESY IMAGES


I used to see Dink and Obe shambling up the road from Stick Town. Thats what the nice folks called N----Town. The road ran beside my grandfathers place, and they were a sight to see. Dink always wore a threadbare cotton dress, bleached to the bone by sun and sweat, and Obe had on overhauls and a straw hat bigger than a sombrero. They would see me cooling my young heels on my papas front porch and call out, Master William, you OK? I would say yes and on they would continue, a yappy yellow mongrel called Lady always running circles about them and causing great commotion. Dink and Obe were what was known at that time and at that place as good nigras. On the night of my fathers birth, Dink had braved an ice storm to bring Dr. Belcher to my grandfathers house. She had boiled sheets, held my grandmothers hand and secured enough whiskey to see the entire household through the ordeal. Later, she would shepherd my dad to adulthood. As for Obe, well, he did whatever needed done. Two things he never feared: hard work and expressing tender feelings. When I broke my leg as a child, Obe scooped me into his arms and told me never to be afraid of pain. Then he sang a song called Moonlight on the Ganges. He swept me away to a place I never thought I would see, and one that he never had seen. Young Master William, remember this: Pain doesnt last, love does. Thats what Obe taught me. I loved Dink and Obe. And then, just a few months back, I learned the truth. It was so frightfully frigid the night they lynched the entire Barber family that they had to put heated rocks into the bed of the white people who were responsible. This I know because my father received one of those warm bricks on the night of Jan. 14, 1914. He was just shy of 7 years old. My father told me the story. He was a Huckleberry Finn into everything. He was awakened about 2 a.m. by a rabble. Men marched down the streets with lanterns and torches. My dad threw on his clothes, sneaked out a window and ran to see what was has happening. He couldnt miss something this big. About halfway to the street, a strong hand grabbed him and said, Get your ass back in the house! My grandfather. This is a lynching, and we want no part. My dad said let us at least see whats happening. My grandfather said, Get your ass back in the house. NOW! It was indeed a lynching. Four people in all. The worst such incident in all of Southern history. An entire black family strung from a tree. A father, a son and two daughters. Their offense? They had had the effrontery to set upon the police chief who suspected them of bootlegging whiskey. Through either ignorance of masochism, the mob brought one rope. They lynched the family one member at a time. To ensure maximum cruelty, they did the children first, so the father witnessed the death of his young ones. After each hanging, they put at least 100 rounds of bullets into the corpse. Dont believe me? Look up the historical accounts. All I knew of that cold January night was that someone had been lynched. Now, I come to find that the young woman who sought a doctor on my fathers behalf and that the old couple I loved so much for the kindness they showed me Dink and Obe were direct kin of the people who died. My family had nothing to do with the lynching of those people. We did not participate, but we also refused to tell state investigators who we knew to be involved. Dink and Obe. I can see them now. I can hear their cheery voices, even as they hauled themselves from their hovel in Nigger Town. It was hot, they were tired, and they liked to think of themselves other than niggers. Master William, they would say. You doing fine? It was a different time and a different place. The last time I saw Dink and Obe was around Christmas 1970. My dad always visited their shotgun house with gifts a pint of corn whiskey for Obe and some cash for Dink. As Obe and my Dad chatted, Dink showed me with great pride a photograph of herself and a reed-thin man. That was my daddy, she said. He was a saint. When I think of all that has transpired, racially, through these years, I think of Dink and Obe. Dink was nurse, midwife and savior. Obe was simply a hard-working, loving man. They deserved better, but they never complained. Not once. Not ever. I miss them, and I love them. Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPM Foot and Ankle Surgeon DR. JAMIE E. WEAVER, DPM the latest addition to the Joint Replacement Institute, will further the Institutes goal to provide comprehensive orthopedic care as a specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has distinguished herself as a podiatric physician who offers complete patient care with stateof-the-art treatment modalities and surgical techniques. Keeping patients pain free and active is both her passion and her mission. 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PAGE 4 FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 OPINION The winds of change are blowing across the globe. What triggers such change, and when it will strike, is something that no one can predict. Last Jan. 18, a courageous young woman in Egypt took a dangerous step. Asmaa Mahfouz was 25 years old, part of the April 6 Youth Movement, with thousands of young people engaging online in debate on the future of their country. They formed in 2008 to demonstrate solidarity with workers in the industrial city of Mahalla, Egypt. Then, in December 2010, a young man in Tunisia, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire to protest the frustration of a generation. His death sparked the uprising in Tunisia that toppled the long-reigning dictator President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Similar acts of protest spread to Egypt, where at least four men attempted self-immolation. One, Ahmed Hashem el-Sayed of Alexandria, died. Asmaa Mahfouz was outraged and posted a video online, staring directly into the camera, her head covered, but not her face. She identified herself and called for people to join her on Jan. 25 in Tahrir Square. She said (translated from Arabic): Im making this video to give you one simple message: We want to go down to Tahrir Square on January 25th. If we still have honor and want to live in dignity on this land, we have to go down on January 25th. Well go down and demand our rights, our fundamental human rights. ... I wont even talk about any political rights. We just want our human rights and nothing else. This entire government is corrupt a corrupt president and a corrupt security force. These selfimmolators were not afraid of death but were afraid of security forces. Can you imagine that? Nine months later, Asmaa Mahfouz was giving a teach-in at Occupy Wall Street. Standing on steps above the crowd Monday night, she had a huge smile on her face as she looked out on a sea of faces. After she finished, I asked her what gave her strength. She answered with characteristic humility, speaking English: I cant believe it when I saw a million people join in the Tahrir Square. Im not more brave, because I saw my colleagues, Egyptian, were going towards the policemen, when they just pushing us, and they died for all of us. So they are the one who are really brave and really strong. ... I saw people, really, died in front of me, because they were protecting me and protecting others. So, they were the most brave, bravest men. I asked how it felt to be in the United States, which had for so long supported the Mubarak regime in Egypt. She replied: While they giving money and power and support to Mubarak regime, our people, Egyptian people, can success against all of this, against the U.S. power. So, the power to the people, not for the U.S. bullets or bombs or money or anything. The power to the people. So that I am here to be in solidarity and support the Wall Street Occupy protesters, to say them the power to the people, and to keep it on and on, and they will success in the end. The Egyptian revolution has not been without consequences for her. Last August, she was arrested by the Egyptian military. As my colleague Sharif Abdel Kouddous reported from Cairo, Asmaa sent two controversial tweets that prompted the arrest by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the military government that has ruled Egypt since Mubaraks fall. Her arrest provoked a worldwide response, with groups ranging from the Muslim Brotherhood to Amnesty International condemning it. She was released, but, as Sharif noted at the time, Asmaa was only one of 12,000 civilians arrested since the revolution. The arrests are happening here in the U.S. now, at many of the protest sites across the country. As Asmaa was preparing to head back to Egypt, hundreds of riot police descended on Occupy Oakland, firing beanbag rounds and tear gas. The University of New Mexico is threatening to evict the encampment there, which is called (Un)occupy Albuquerque to highlight that the land there is occupied native land. Asmaa Mahfouz is running for a seat in the Egyptian Parliament, and maybe someday, she says, the presidency. When I asked her what she had to say to President Barack Obama, who had given his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, she replied: You promised the people that you are the change and yes, we can. So we are here from the Wall Street Occupy, and we are saying the same word: yes, we can. We can make the freedom, and we can get our freedom, even if its from you. 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 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Globalizing dissent, from Tahrir Square to Liberty PlazaIt might have been Mitt Romneys most revealing moment in all the Republican debates. Badgered by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was continually interrupting him, Romney appealed to CNN moderator Anderson Cooper to reassert the rules of the debate: Anderson? That one-word plaint could stand for all of Romneys straight-arrowness. It is a virtue and a curse. Scandal and Romney are two words you expect never to have to see in a sentence together. Hes every bit as upstanding as you would expect from a former Mormon bishop, a father of five and grandfather of 16. Romney is a familiar type. Weve all known the guy who sits in the front of the classroom and raises his hand to answer every question. We might admire him, or envy him, but we probably dont like him. It is almost impossible to exaggerate the technical proficiency Romney has exhibited during the debates. There is no question for which he doesnt have a ready, sometimes sophisticated answer. Whenever challenged especially by Perry he almost always bests his opponent. Hes like a boxer with a couple of extra inches on his reach compared with everyone else. Even when another candidate is talking, hes perfected a look of patient, benign attentiveness. Whats missing, as usual with Romney, is a sense of warmth and heartfelt conviction. When Bill Clinton was confronted by someone with a sympathetic story, his reflex was to go in for a hug. Romneys reflex is to go in for a crisp explanation of whatever is his relevant policy position, delivered smoothly and cogently, if distantly. Its as if he sees people as inputs into his hard drive from which he reliably downloads the most appropriate intellectual output.Romney talks of how he loves data, and his ability to master it is one of his foremost strengths. Data doesnt move people, though. The difference between Herman Cain, who has generated spontaneous excitement, and Mitt Romney is captured in their economic plans. Cains depends on three simple numbers, 999, that have captured the imagination of a slice of the Republican electorate. In what he admits is almost a self-parody, Romney has a 59-point plan that hasnt made an impression on anyone. Cains fearlessly bold plan is badly flawed and would almost certainly blow up in a general election. Romneys plan is carefully crafted for maximum survivability.Romney has a likability and trust gap. Its one reason hes been near the top of the field all year yet has never opened up the kind of lead traditionally associated with front-runners. If Republican voters conclude theres no one else in the field who is plausible as president or a general-election candidate, Romney will win, but it will be an act of calculation rather than passion. A former management consultant who couldnt rabble-rouse if he wanted to, Romney would be a most unusual vessel for a party overflowing with populist enthusiasms. Romney can impress, but he doesnt naturally inspire or connect. That leaves an opening for others, even as he executes nearly flawlessly. 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PAGE 6 FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 I must admit that I know next to nothing about motor sports and car racing, but the story of Michael Cenzi caught my attention, and I wanted to know more. I had Michael on my show, and I was impressed with his focus, discipline, accomplishments and his desire to contribute to the community. Michaels family lives in Naples, and theyve always been avid NASCAR fans. Michael asked his Dad if he could get in to go-kart racing at the age of 6. Now, at 18, hes a racing veteran. Michael Cenzi Racing was established in 1999 when Michael began competing on area go-kart tracks. In 2002, he started competing in World Karting Association divisionand national-sanctioned races. He earned the moniker of the Naples Speedster in 2005, when he began competing in the FasTruck Kids Series. In 2007, he advanced to the pro division and began racing against drivers two and three times his age. In the Short Track Racing Series (STARS), he claimed his first truck win, earned four pole positions, finished second in points and won Rookie of the Year. Michael continued racing, and since March of this year, hes been racing a Super Late Model at Punta Gorda Speedway, Orlando and New Symrna. In January of this year, he graduated from the Race101 program, a scholarship program founded and instructed by Tony Blanchard that works with the youth of motorsports in an effort to build better drivers. All of this takes time and money. I asked Michael about this, and he says his family has been completely supportive. While he has sponsors, he adds, his family especially in the early going has made many sacrifices to help him succeed. In fact, Michaels grandfather Poppy bought Michael his first go-kart. His mother Denine says hes a great kid, and the whole family is engaged in his racing. But Michael had to earn the privilege of racing through the years by following the family rules and doing well in school. Since the age of 6, Michael has missed only one race due to discipline (thats all it took!). While pursuing his career in racing, Michael has not ignored his education. He graduated from Palmetto Ridge High School and is attending classes in engineering at Edison State College. One of his close friends was in a serious car accident that was caused in part by texting while driving. Now Michael uses his public persona in racing to help educate his peers on the importance of not texting while driving. In May 2007, he launched his Stay Alive, Dont Text and Drive campaign. AAA got wind of the program and in June of this year, AAA, The Auto Club South Traffic Safety Foundation and Michael announced their partnership for a new public service campaign: Stay Focused Dont Text and Drive. Its aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Distracted driving behaviors include texting, chatting on the cell phone, eating, grooming and even chatting with passengers while driving. Along with all of his other activities, Michael delivers his message to schools through out Florida. He says teens are especially vulnerable to distracted driving because social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are primary ways they stay in touch with their friends. As tempting as it is to send and receive messages to and from friends while driving, Michael points out that distracted drivers take their eyes off the road five out of every six seconds. At 55 mph, a distracted driver goes the distance of a football field, including the end zones, without looking at the road, he adds. I enjoy keeping up with my friends, but when Im driving, the call or text can wait. Its not worth my life, he stresses. People die because they think they can multi-task while driving. But driving requires your hands, eyes and mind working together in order for you and others to be safe on the road. Im an avid bicyclist, and I thoroughly support this education campaign against distracted driving. Ive had some near misses on the roadways because motorists are texting or talking on the phone. For the next year, Michael will be racing the AAA-sponsored Super Late Model and spreading his message throughout Florida. His race and speaking schedule can be found at For more resources for beginning drivers and their parents, check out When so many young people are having difficulty finding work or getting traction in their lives, its refreshing and encouraging to interview a young man like Michael Cenzi. 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 PARADISE a w e M h h bobHARDEN e-mail: Talking points with Michael CenziSomething thats been on your mind: Racing and school. What your mother was always right about: Everything.Last book you read: Driver #8, by Dale Earnhardt. Something youll never understand: Why it takes money and not skill or talent to get into NASCAR.Pet peeve: Right turns. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: I found bowling. It relaxes me. First job: I was a bus boy at Daruma Japanese Steakhouse. What are you most proud of? My family. What the Paradise Coast really needs: More asphalt racetracks. Young NASCAR driver spreads safe-driving message


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PAGE 8 FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 increasingly, women are discovering the pleasures and delights of the esoteric world of automobiles. Consider Ms. Traxler, for example. She drives a 1929 Ford Model A open roadster thats powered by a Corvette engine. If that isnt enough, the interior of this roadster, according to Ms. Traxlers husband, Trout Scanlan (an auto enthusiast of great renown), is premium vinyl in ostrich with angel wings across the seat back and along with trim done in dark brown crocodile. The wheels and matching steering wheel are by California Kustoms and are billet aluminum. Paint is bronze over copper. Now thats a car! Perhaps the only drawback to Ms. Traxlers ride is that since its an open roadster, she can operate it only in good weather, for there is no top. Still, she drives it and displays it with a pride that any male could understand. Im just tickled to drive it, she says. You cant believe the smiles I get from people when they see it. Children and adults will see me driving it and give me a big thumbs up. Ms. Traxler describes the car as petite, which means that its not comfortable for her husband, who is definitely not petite. (Trout) wont ride in it, she says. Its just too uncomfortable for him, but its perfect for me. I think hes only ridden in it once. Ms. Traxler doesnt consider herself to be an expert automotive mechanic, but she does concede that years ago, when she drove a VW Bug, she could, on her own, change the fuel pump and file the points with an emery board. As one might imagine, a Corvette engine in a Model A Ford can produce quite a kick, and Ms. Traxler says she has, on occasion, had something of a lead foot. But I try to keep (the tendency to indulge in speedy driving) in check, she says with a laugh.More than just a JagCollier County Judge Janeice Martin is another car lover. Judge Martins fondness probably is genetic. Her father, who is a retired judge, always enjoyed mechanical tinkering, and she recalls helping him tune and service the family ski boat that was equipped with a large Ford engine. It would get up and go, she says of the boat. Judge Martins favorite car was a Mercedes SLK 350 roadster. Although she loved that automobile, when she decided to seek a judgeship, she doubted that she could maintain it on public servants salary. Driving that car was like a vacation on wheels, she says an expensive vacation. She says she was told that after the warranty expired, periodic maintenance would cost more than $3,000 per visit. Now the judge drives a 2004 Jaguar XJ8. It is really a fun car, she says. Aside from the physical pleasure of tooling about in the Jag, even more important to the judge is the emotional connection she has to the car. The Jaguar belonged to her grandmother, who was also Janeice, and who purchased it at the age of 92. The judge says her grandmother seemed to care little about cars until she was widowed. Until then, her grandmother and grandfather purchased conservative vehicles and kept them for years. But after Judge Martins grandfather died, her grandmother took a fancy to sportier models. The elder Janeice drove the Jag until she was 96 years old, when she decided it would be prudent to quit driving. She died earlier this year at the age of 97. Im hoping (the Jag) stays on the road for many years, says the judge. She recalls with fondness riding with her grandmother and seeing the joy the Jaguar brought her late in life. It is a wonderful car for many reasons, says Judge Martin.On the prowl, on the roadAnn Stallkamp of Bay Colony Estates sports around in a Prowler, which Chrysler ceased to produce nearly a decade ago. The Prowler sports a distinctive retro look that has earned legions of fans. Its the kind of car a woman can like, says Mrs. Stallkamp. Its not a muscle car. The Prowler attracts a lot of attention, and since it has been out of production for a while, many onlookers are curious as to its history and unique design. Its definitely a great conversation starter, she says. And its wonderful to drive. Its a lot of fun. Mrs. Stallkamp recalls that one day she was walking across the parking lot at Costco when she was approached by a man who informed her, much to her surprise, that there was Naples Prowler Club and that he was its president. They chatted for a while and shared Prowler stories and explained why they loved their cars so much. Although the Prowler engine has just six cylinders, It sounds more powerful than it is. It can make a lot of noise. But the real appeal of the Prowler is not power or speed, she says, but rather the artistry of its design. Some enthusiasts describe it as a rolling work of contemporary art. Mrs. Stallkamp has another reason to be enamored with the Prowler. Her husband was a Chrysler executive, and when they lived in Detroit he helped to bring the Prowler to life. His involvement is how I became acquainted with the Prowler, she says. So I suppose I have an emotional attachment. But even if he had not been involved, I would still think this is a wonderful car. It is not a Bentley or a Rolls, but it is a wonderful car. Mrs. Stallkamp claims no mechanical expertise, but she does note proudly that she is adroit at putting the top of her Prowler up and down. She hastens to add that she hasnt needed to be a mechanical genius. Ive had the battery replaced once, and there was a minor issue with the radio, she says. Thats it. I dont believe you can ask any more than that of a car. Men might think their passion for things automotive exceeds that of women, but even if that is the case, the gap seems to be closing. Ms. Traxler was asked if she had ever thought about putting her superb Model A on the market. She says that she doesnt get too many offers from people seeking to buy the car, which is just fine and dandy with her because, Its not for sale. Thats understandable; after all, how do you put a price tag on love? WHEELSFrom page 1 CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Ann Stallkamp and her Prowler. Left: Vicki Traxler and her grandson Tristan in her 1929 Model A Ford thats powered by a Corvette engine. Below: Janeice Martin with the 2004 Jaguar that originally belonged to her grandmother. CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY TROUT SCANLAN / COURTESY PHOTO


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2-8, 2011 A9 NAPLES 1146 6th Avenue South 239-262-1000 FORT MYERS 14070 McGregor Blvd. 239-481-8200Let Luxury Surround You!Come visit us at the Ft. Myers Boat Show For the best deals on Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, www.marinemax.comIts Fishing Season!MarineMax has the boats and gear you need to get out on the water and make the BIG catch! 239-261-7157 141 Ninth Street North Naples For over 70 years offering Wholeseome fresh products to our customers. Wynns is now carrying a large selection of Natural, Organic, and Gluten-Free products. Free with a $45 Grocery OrderRuffino Lumina Pinot Grigio 750 ml.Must have coupon at time of purchase Free with a $40 Grocery OrderBakery 10 Apple PieMust have coupon at time of purchase The Education Foundation of Collier County presents Getting Ahead: A Connect Now Idea Exchange from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Guest speakers are: Greg Darnieder: Senior advisor to the secretary on the College Access Initiative, U.S. Department of Education Ronald Ferguson, faculty director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University and senior research associate at the Harvard Kennedy Schools Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy John Merrow : Education correspondent, PBS NewsHour; president, Learning Matters David Moore, senior vice presidentprograms at the National Academy Foundation. A cocktail reception will follow the program. Tickets are $50 per person. For reservations or more information, call 643-4755 or visit A free seminar how to do an online search of public records www.collierclerk. com takes place from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. Learn how easily you can find out if someone has a court record. Look up official records like a mortgage, a deed or homeowner association documents and more. Find out how to access other online resources and services; how to pay a traffic citation, file a tenant eviction or small claims case. At, you can also check your jury service numbers or learn about requirements for a passport application and to apply for a marriage license. For more information, call 252-6879 or visit Businesses, charities and other notfor-profit organizations are invited to attend a networking event and seminar about cause marketing from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. David Longfield-Smith from Costco Wholesale, Robin DeMattia from Rookery Bay and Penny Moore Fisher from Naples News Media Group will share their practical experience and tips for success to help attendees identify potential partners and resources in the community, obtain press coverage for their activities and events and build support for their programs. Hosts are the Friends of Rookery Bay, Costco Wholesale in Naples, the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and Naples News Media Group. Admission is $5, with proceeds shared between the chamber and the Friends group. Refreshments from Costco will be served. Registration is required and there is a two-person limit per business or organization. E-mail by noon on Monday, Nov. 7. Education experts will exchange ideas Clerk of court free seminar covers online records search Cause marketing seminar at Rookery Bay


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FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 Here are some walks and runs coming up to raise awareness about and funds for various nonprofit organizations and causes: 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 facepainting and a bounce house. New this year is a post-walk canine costume contest. National sponsor Subway will serve heart-healthy sandwiches, and a Simply Cooking with Heart demonstration will take place. There is no registration fee, although donations to the AHA are encouraged. For more information, call Teresa McInnis at 495-4915 or visit 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 on Saturday, Nov. 19. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Collier County School District Administration Center, 5775 Osceola Trail. Registration is $10 for students, $35 for adults (free T-shirts for those who sign up by Oct. 14). Corporate team registration is $500 for up to eight runners. For more information or to sign up, call the Education Foundation of Collier County at 643-4755 or visit www. The Jolley Be Good 5K race to benefit the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Foundation takes place Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at Veterans Community Park on Marco. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Humane Society Naples dog training programs on Marco. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and the run sets out at 7:30 a.m. along a route that travels Collier Boulevard and crosses the new Jolley Bridge before returning to the park. A noncompetitive, 1-mile fun walk around the park will set out at 7:35 a.m. For registration and more information, contact the Gulf Coast Runners Association at 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 261-0337, ext. 3861, or visit www. WALK THE WALKS


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A16 Standing the Test of Time! QUAIL CREEK ESTATES30 Years and Still Going Strong! Tour Homes Sunday, Nov. 6th 1-4pmTiffany McQuaid Presents THE VINEYARDS!MLS#:211506753 Call Scott Today for Seasonal or Annual Rentals in the Vineyards! Your Real HouseSeller at The Vineyards!Scott Leiti Realtor Cell Phone: (239) 628-6181 Naples, Florida 34119Exceptional home and value, very well maintained. Long southern lake views to water feature, creates a peaceful setting for entertaining friends and family relaxation. Sliding doors in living room and zero corner family room opens this home that truly captures Florida living. Custom pool and expansive screened lanai creates very open to welcome your guests. The Cambridge model: upgraded with Italian tile flooring, volume ceilings with tray/coffer details, custom kitchen, granite counters/back splash, paver pool deck and driveway. Additional air conditioned storage space in garage. Award winning Vineyards community. This home is a MUST SEE! Open House Sunday, November 6th 1-4pm $ 995,000Directions: From I -75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to Quail Creek Village Gatehouse. Directions: From I -75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, WE NEED MORE LISTINGS! 11642 Quail Village Way NOW $324,900!Spread your wings! Youll be able to spread out in this soughtafter Aberdeen with its 4 bedrooms plus loft. Early risers will enjoy wonderful sunrises overlooking lake and golf course. 11380 Quail Village Way #103 Light up your life! included but golf membership is optional. NEW LISTING 11404 Quail Village Way #101 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Furnished First Floor!Long Golf Course Viewwith 1.5 Car Garage, plenty of room for your own cart! NEW LISTING11796 Quail Village Way $249,000 Best Value in the Village! 3 Bedroom + Den, 2,300 square feet with POOL! SOLD SOLD 11650 Quail Village Way $389,000 One of A Kind Aberdeen! 4 Bedroom +Loft with NEW roof and a great pool & view! SOLD 11412 Quail Village Way Enjoy the GOOD LIFE! Three Bedroom/2 Bath, Turnkey with Wide Golf Views! 11400 Quail Village Way CAREFREE LIVING! Three Bedroom/2 Bath Furnished! 11664 Quail Village Way $334,900 Wrought-iron Beautiful golf-course setting SOLD 11536 Quail Village Way NOW $359,900 Light and Bright, this extended Augusta Model home offers an extra large kitchen with skylights, 3 BR/3 BA plus pool! NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSESunday 1-4 OPEN HOUSESunday 1-4 Presents QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE! Presents QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE! QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE! Don & Sandy Lasch (239) 285-6413 or (239) 218-5495


A16 Standing the Test of Time! QUAIL CREEK ESTATES30 Years and Still Going Strong! Tour Homes Sunday, Nov. 6th 1-4pmTiffany McQuaid Presents THE VINEYARDS!MLS#:211506753 Call Scott Today for Seasonal or Annual Rentals in the Vineyards! Your Real HouseSeller at The Vineyards!Scott Leiti Realtor Cell Phone: (239) 628-6181 Naples, Florida 34119Exceptional home and value, very well maintained. Long southern lake views to water feature, creates a peaceful setting for entertaining friends and family relaxation. Sliding doors in living room and zero corner family room opens this home that truly captures Florida living. Custom pool and expansive screened lanai creates very open to welcome your guests. The Cambridge model: upgraded with Italian tile flooring, volume ceilings with tray/coffer details, custom kitchen, granite counters/back splash, paver pool deck and driveway. Additional air conditioned storage space in garage. Award winning Vineyards community. This home is a MUST SEE! Open House Sunday, November 6th 1-4pm $ 995,000Directions: From I -75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, turn left (North) and follow road to Quail Creek Village Gatehouse. Directions: From I -75, take Immokalee Road 1/2 mile east to Valewood Drive, WE NEED MORE LISTINGS! 11642 Quail Village Way NOW $324,900!Spread your wings! Youll be able to spread out in this soughtafter Aberdeen with its 4 bedrooms plus loft. Early risers will enjoy wonderful sunrises overlooking lake and golf course. 11380 Quail Village Way #103 Light up your life! included but golf membership is optional. NEW LISTING 11404 Quail Village Way #101 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Furnished First Floor!Long Golf Course Viewwith 1.5 Car Garage, plenty of room for your own cart! NEW LISTING11796 Quail Village Way $249,000 Best Value in the Village! 3 Bedroom + Den, 2,300 square feet with POOL! SOLD SOLD 11650 Quail Village Way $389,000 One of A Kind Aberdeen! 4 Bedroom +Loft with NEW roof and a great pool & view! SOLD 11412 Quail Village Way Enjoy the GOOD LIFE! Three Bedroom/2 Bath, Turnkey with Wide Golf Views! 11400 Quail Village Way CAREFREE LIVING! Three Bedroom/2 Bath Furnished! 11664 Quail Village Way $334,900 Wrought-iron Beautiful golf-course setting SOLD 11536 Quail Village Way NOW $359,900 Light and Bright, this extended Augusta Model home offers an extra large kitchen with skylights, 3 BR/3 BA plus pool! NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSESunday 1-4 OPEN HOUSESunday 1-4 Presents QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE! Presents QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE! QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE! Don & Sandy Lasch (239) 285-6413 or (239) 218-5495


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FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 More than 12 million eBooks have already been checked out at libraries in 2011, and libraries in Naples are part of this exploding trend in digital lending. Find out how local libraries are engaging readers digitally with bestselling eBooks, audiobooks and more for computers and devices including iPads, iPhones, Android phones, the Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazons Kindle when the Digital Bookmobile national tour makes a stop in Naples on Friday, Nov. 18. The colorful, specially outfitted semitractor trailer will be at Headquarters Library on Orange Blossom Drive all morning until noon. Visitors to the Digital Bookmobile can try downloading from the library and will be able to tour several informative exhibits. They can experience eBook and audiobook downloads on interactive computer stations and browse the librarys live download website. Digital library specialists will be on hand to demonstrate how easy it is to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the Collier County library system website for free.About the Digital BookmobileThe Digital Bookmobile, developed inside a 74-foot-long, 18-wheeler, is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The interior of the truck was designed by the world-renowned attraction design firm Thinkwell Design & Production. The one-of-a-kind community outreach vehicle creates an engaging download experience with the host librarys Virtual Branch download website and digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks and more. The Digital Bookmobile is operated by OverDrive, which powers download websites at more than 15,000 libraries worldwide. For more information, visit A remembrance mass in honor of those w ho ha ve served or continue to serve our country will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave. N. The service is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The Harp & Thistle Pipe Band will perform, and the United States Marine Corps League of Naples will post and present the colors and render a rifle salute to fallen heroes. Nov. 10 is also the 236th birthday of the Marine Corps. For more information, call the church at 566-8740. Digital Bookmobile national tour headed to Headquarters LibraryNov. 10 mass will honor veterans and service members


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 NEWS A21 A NEAPOLITAN HALLOWEEN 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@ Officials estimate 5,000 revelers took to Fifth Avenue South for the citys Spooktacular Halloween celebration. 1 Jaimie Roy, Dale Moeller and Laurel England 2 Louis and Evelyn Gonzales 3 Don and Marilyn Porter 4. Karen Van Arsdale 5. Sal the Ice Cream Man 6. Dave Boot 1 2 3 6 4 5BOB RAYMOND FLORIDA WEEKLY Residents and guests got into the spirit at the annual Pelican Marsh costume party. 1 Arthur Goldstein, Bob Steuerer, Nancy Tuck (Lady Gaga) and Dave Wallace 2 Pete Minarich (a fork in the road) 3 Gordon and Janet Walker 4. Hal Harder and Lynn Albert 5. Lois Chapman 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 6Staff and youngsters at YMCA of the Palms enjoyed getting into character for the annual Storybook Parade. 1 Aiden Macinnes and Kaydence Krumm 2 Kids from Brown Bear Classroom dressed as characters from My Hippie Grandmother 3 Livia Collins MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS

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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 A23 South Floridas largest RV and boat consignment sales center Floridas largest indoor RV & boat showroom South Florida s largest independent RV and boat Service Center Insurance work welcomed 4628 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980941-883-5555 1-877-883-5555 Charlotte RV & Marine $50 COUPON $50 COUPON $50 COUPON $50 COUPON$50DISCOUNTApplies to labor charge for any RV repair. If your labor bill will be paid by an Extended Service Agreement company or insurance company then the discount will be applied to the customer responsibility portion of the bill. Limit one coupon per visit.Expires November 30, 2011 The Village on Venetian Bay will host its first-ever Festival of Trees to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County from Nov. 25-Dec. 11. Special events will include Breakfast with Santa, a Merry Martini Brunch and the tree auction reception and peoples choice Best of awards. Raffle tickets will be for sale throughout the festival for prizes such as gift cards and dinners. A silent auction will be open for bidding on all sponsored trees and holiday wreaths. BGCCC is seeking festival sponsors as well as sponsors for individual holiday trees and wreaths. Benefits include: prominent logo placement at all events, recognition in press releases and complimentary tickets to Breakfast with Santa, the Merry Martini Brunch and auction reception. For sponsorship information, call 325-1765 or visit Get all of your holiday shopping done during the sec ond annual P arty 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. Vendors selling makeup, jewelry, home, garden, food items, pet products, mens accessories and more include: Arbonne, Avon, BURN by Rocky Patel, Creative Memories, Latasia Jewelry & Lingerie, Lia Sophia, Longaberger Baskets, Mary Kay, Miche Bags, Naples Games & Puzzles, Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Premier Jewelry Designs, South Beach Ties, Tupperware and Willow House. 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 this year. Admission $8 per person or $15 per couple and includes wine or soft drinks and desserts. For more information, call the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 417-6310. Sponsors needed for Festival of Trees Make a plan for the Party of All Parties COURTESY PHOTOLouise Moore, Laura Lange and Davis Foutes with their purchases from the 2010 party.


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PAGE 26 FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 This week a major new system-wide environmental and recycling effort gets underway here at NCH. With it, we are officially on our way to saying: This is my green hospital. Many of us already recycle at home. But imagine your home is a 681-bed (soon to be 715-bed) hospital system with more than 36,000 inpatients and 110,000 outpatients per year, 17 office locations and 3,750 colleagues. Thats a huge recycling challenge. But were up to the task along with our new partner, Stericycle, which will provide the education and follow-up in its Waste2Green4Healthcare program. Our first years goal: Recycling 1 million pounds of waste. Thats a tough number to visualize, so consider the following: For every 2,000 pounds of paper recycled, 17 trees are saved. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV or operate a computer for three hours. Every glass bottle recycled saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. What changes will you see at NCH? Each nursing station, and all the medication rooms, pharmacies, kitchens, administration areas, staff lounges, medical offices and operating rooms will have either 23or 44-gallon containers with green opaque bags to make collection easy. As it turns out, most of what we throw away is recyclable. All of the packaging materials for any medical device such as a syringe or dressing can be collected in the recycle container. Certain areas within the hospital the operating room, pharmacy and material management, for example have huge recycling potential. Under this program, our progress will be measured and shared on a proprietary web portal home screen, which has a quick snapshot of our systems waste along with a comparison to others in the health-care industry. We pride ourselves on being a learning organization, so we can benchmark and share best practices as we all learn from one other. A hospital must follow many OSHA guidelines, so we still expect to have 6 percent to 15 percent of our waste designated as regulated medical waste, which requires special handling for contaminated or potentially infectious materials. This new green program is one more example of NCH doing the right thing. It comes on the heels of our success in bending the health-care cost curve for our colleagues, which resulted in no increase in health-care insurance costs for NCH as compared to the average 9 percent increase for the rest of the nation. Promoting, maintaining and restoring health involves more than just individual and physical well being. Our environment is precious, and our colleagues have wanted to go green for some time. Now we are on our way. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. TO YOUR HEALTHAvow Hospice has program on 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. Parents are invited to a group session from 9-10:30 a.m. to learn tips for supporting their grieving children. To sign up or for more information, call Raquel Gonzalez, childrens bereavement counselor, at 261-4404, ext. 3724. The Avow campus is at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane.COPD is topic of free programJuniper Village at Naples hosts a lunch-and-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 598-1368 to RSVP by Nov. 11. Juniper Village is at 1155 Encore Way.Health department has flu shotsSeasonal flu shots, including a high-dose shot for people ages 65 and older, are available at the Collier County Health Department. Pneumonia shots are available year round. Hours are 9-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment necessary. Cost is $30 for the regular flu vaccine, $50 for the high-dose shot and $70 for the pneumonia shot. The health department will bill Medicare or insurance for those who bring their card and ID. The health department is at 3339 Tamiami Trail E. For more information, call 2528555.Ophthalmology assistant program starting at EdisonThose who are interested in a career in ophthalmology and optometry can enroll in a new program coming to Edison State College-Collier Campus in January. Registration is underway for the 16-week ophthalmology assistant course. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. Classes will meet on Saturdays from Jan. 14 through May 5. To register or for more information, call 732-3128 or visit BY LAURA TICHY-SMITHSpecial to Florida WeeklyLike most folks, I dont like needles. However, I have more reason to be squeamish than the average person. My bizarrely low blood pressure coupled with small, flat veins turns a simple cholesterol check into a multiple-poke ordeal involving both arms. When I got the blood test for my marriage license, I nearly kissed the floor. I figured these factors made me the ideal crash test dummy to bleed for Florida Weekly readers infotainment. I thought more people would give if they knew exactly what would happen and that a wimp like me could survive donating blood. I was pleasantly surprised when the experience proved more comfortable than I ever imagined and I got a nifty gift, too. I was shocked to learn only 5 percent of the overall population (and less than that, 3 percent, in Collier County) gives blood, even less than turn out to vote. I guess folks dislike blood donation even more than they dislike politicians. When I arrived at the Community Blood Center, the parking valets greeted me. Gotta love Naples. Inside, a cheery woman asked to see my drivers license and handed me a pop quiz about my health and lifestyle. Fortunately, it was easier than the college algebra test Id taken that morning. Even my aspirin usage was logged, I assume due to its blood-thinning effects. The questionnaire gave a very short list of the rare, and mostly minor, complications associated with blood donation. Next stop was for a mini-physical. Donor specialist Michael Zmejkoski checked my temperature, pulse, blood pressure and weight to be sure I met donor eligibility criteria. Then he pricked my finger to check a blood sample for my percentage of red blood cells. With my low blood pressure, I had trouble giving an adequate blood drop sample, a portend of my actual donation session. Mr. Zmejkoski went over my health questionnaire, following up on items of potential concern, and double-checked my answer on aspirin usage. He gave me an information sheet about how to take care of myself once I went home, and then he escorted me to the donation room. It immediately struck me that someone had thought through its design: very clean, but not oppressively sterilelooking; soft, calming colors; functional yet subtle lighting to keep the glare out of donors eyes; donor stations with cushy recliners everything intended for the donor to have the most pleasant experience possible. There are seven donation stations, including ones for plasma and platelet donations. HEALTHY LIVING Thisweekamajornewsystem wide en co en bu allenWEISS STRAIGHT TALKNCH gets ready, gets set, goes green with recycling COURTESY PHOTOAfter the writer gave her first pint of blood, R.N. Kathy Moore was ready for the next donor at the Community Blood Center. SEE BLOOD, A27 Needle-phobic survives her first blood donation


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 A27 All were vacant. Obviously wed like to see these stations full, R.N. Kathy Moore said with a sigh. She checked veins in both my arms and chose my right, a decision that later caused giggles as I attempted to write notes for my story left-handed. As she scrubbed my arm with antiseptic (and I do mean scrub, not just the quick swipe they give you for a vaccination), Ms. Moore told me that the blood center sees only five or six donors per day during the off-season. It gets better when the snowbirds come back, she said. When she placed a blood pressure cuff on my arm and handed me a soft rubber ball, I figured I should stop watching. I focused elsewhere as she inserted the needle into my arm. I was astonished because the procedure didnt hurt as much as the blood work for my last physical (I swore that phlebotomist used a dull, antique whaling harpoon). Even more amazing was I felt nothing when Ms. Moore made some careful adjustments to the needles position. She asked me to tell her if she was hurting me, but it was fine. I felt her tape the tube to my arm and place a square of gauze over the needle to protect the blood unit from possible contamination by particles in the air. I joked it was really to protect my delicate disposition from seeing the point of insertion. She told me to squeeze the rubber ball every 10 to 15 seconds to help the blood flow better in the vein. Beep, beep, beep. Something kept making an annoying, high-pitched noise. Ms. Moore would fiddle with the tubes below me and occasionally adjust the needle, again with no discomfort. Beep, beep, beep. I asked what the beeping was about because it started to unnerve me, and she explained it was a low flow alarm. Beep, beep, beep. I asked Ms. Moore why more people didnt donate. Its the needle; they say they dont like needles, she replied. Just short of a pint, she said my bag was full enough to count as a unit. The average person can fill the bag in six to 10 minutes. My time? Eighteen minutes. As she crimped off the tube, removed the tape from my arm and took off the blood pressure cuff, I braced for what I thought would be an unpleasant end to this otherwise surprisingly comfortable experience. She told me to hold my gauze in place, and then hold my arm above my head. That was when I realized the needle was already gone. I never felt it come out. I watched as she disposed of all supplies used for my donation. Mr. Zmejkoski put a little round BandAid on my arm. Then he put a piece of gauze and stretchy wrap over it as a pressure dressing. I only had to wear the larger dressing for an hour. He had me sit up carefully and sl owly. I e xperienced some lightheadedness, so he had me lie back down as he pushed a button that put the donation couch into a more reclined position, bringing my feet slightly above my head. My next stop was the Blood Drop Cafe for refreshments. A selection of juices and sodas were offered, but the platter of cookies beckoned me (kudos to Costco for donating its best). I munched as I watched Mr. Zmejkoski wipe my donation couch with sterilizer. The entire process took under an hour. Although I did experience one of the rare side effects, lightheadedness, this was not surprising given my low blood pressure. I experienced no other adverse effects. And as a thank-you, I got a ticket from Cruise Naples worth 30 bucks. I didnt die from giving blood, but plenty of people have died for the lack of blood. Ill confidently go back when I receive my reminder post card in eight weeks. It would be great to see you there helping to save a life as well. Laura Tichy-Smith is a student at Edison State College-Collier Campus.BLOODFrom page 26 Give the gift of life>> Where: Community Blood Center, 311 Ninth St. N. >> When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday at the center; check website for bloodmobile locations and donor eligibility requirements. >> Info: 436-5455 or in the know TICHY-SMITH YOURCHANCETODISCOVERNAPLESBESTKEPT SECRETISTHIS NOVEMBER13TH ... 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For more information, call 430-3934 or visit 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.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 begin 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 TO YOUR HEALTH


Take your career to the next level through the power of our Bachelors Degrees, Associates Degrees or professional certi cate programs. Challenge yourself and inspire your dreams with classes on campus or online. FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 Here are some programs and events in the works among the areas clubs and organizations: Members and guests of the Naples Orchid Society will get a rare glimpse of the Amazon natural habitat of the Catasetum alliance, the most widespread and varied orchid group along the Amazon, at the societys next meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Guest speaker will be Francisco Miranda of Miranda Orchids, who has visited the Amazon wilds on numerous occasions, gathering information about new orchid species. Society members will exhibit their blooming plants in hopes of earning a ribbon, and an orchid doctor will be on hand to answer questions and offer free advice.Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 403-7155 or The Caxambas Republican Club meets from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Guest speaker Dudley Goodlette served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1996-2006, representing Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City. For more information, contact Litha Berger, club president, at 594-4990 or email lithasberger@ The Naples chapter of Penn State Alumni invites all Pen Staters to lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Country Club of Naples. Social hour begins at 11:30, and lunch is served at noon. Guests will hear from a representative of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida with an update on expansion and renovations at the Conservancy campus off Goodlette Frank Road. Reservations must be made by Nov. 3. Call 597-2681. Womens Cultural Alliance welcomes new members and invites all members to a welcome back luncheon Friday, Nov. 11, at Grey Oaks Country Club. WCA has 650 members and more than 250 courses, events and trips planned for the new season. Annual membership is $60. For more information, call Jane Hersch at 948-0003 or visit The German American Club Gemuetlichkeit begins a new season of gettogethers 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 ahill@ 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 Need some ideas on how to put together unique floral designs for the holidays? Several members of Ikebana International-Naples Chapter will demonstrate holiday flower arrangements when the chapter meets from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Ikebana supplies also will be available for purchase (cash or check only). Attendance is free, and all are welcome. Non-members are asked to make a reservation by e-mailing For more information, visit 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 mahjongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www. 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 bonitanewcomers@ or visit Sweet!Trade in a toy for chocolatesThe U.S. Marine Corps Reserve is looking for a few good toys, and Norman Love Confections has enlisted to help Collier County with this years Toys for Tots program. From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5, new, unwrapped toys will be collected at the confectioners Naples salon in the Parkshore Centre, 3747 Tamiami Trail N. To sweeten the deal, donors will receive a four-piece box of Norman Love Confections (one box per donation, not per toy, per family; while supplies last). My wife Mary and I cant imagine a child not receiving at least one toy at Christmas, says Mr. Love. We hope our partnership with Toys for Tots will bring smiles to a lot of children in Collier County. Toys for Tots gathers more than 25,000 toys each year and distributes them to more than 7,000 Collier County underprivileged children. The program also donates toys to other Collier County agencies for needy and abused CLUB NOTES


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PAGE 30 FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 PET TALES BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickEating problems in cats too often get dismissed, thrown under the general heading of, What do you expect? Cats are finicky. If your cat is simply off food for a day, theres no reason to worry. A simple upset stomach or a stressful change in her environment could be the culprit. And she might not be off food at all: If your cat has access to the outdoors, she may have eaten somewhere else off a neighbors porch or at an all-you-can-catch rodent buffet. But a persistent lack of appetite needs to be taken seriously. You can outlast any dog in a food duel sooner or later, a healthy but fussy dog will eat just about anything. A cat, however, can stop eating completely, a situation that may trigger hepatic lipidosis or fatty liver disease, a health emergency that can quickly turn fatal. If you have a finicky cat, its essential to work with your veterinarian and to know these tricks to get your cat eating: Fresh is best. Cats may be the original food snobs: In addition to having strong likes and dislikes, they often turn their noses up at food that has been sitting around too long. This can be especially true of canned food, which does get pretty unpleasant when left sitting out. Instead of leaving a days worth (or more) of food out, offer your cat small portions, fresh from the packaging. If she doesnt eat it after 30 minutes, try again in a couple of hours. Serve warm. Warming your cats food amps up its flavor and aroma. A few seconds in the microwave will do the trick. Break out the good stuff. If the cat wont eat a regular meal, it may be a passing problem; but if the cat rejects a favorite treat, like a bit of roasted chicken, its time to call your veterinarian. No one knows your cat better than you do, and if she suddenly rejects a food she has been willing to beg for all her life, youll know your cat has troubles worth taking seriously. If lack of appetite is an ongoing concern with your cat and shes lost a half-pound or more, ask your veterinarian about the possibility of a medication to stimulate her appetite. Some antidepressant and antianxiety meds can help switch a cats appetite from the off position back to on. And if that doesnt help, your veterinarian can work with you to get to the root of the problem, and treat the underlying condition that will return a normal appetite and help to restore your cats good health. Cajole your catLack of appetite isnt normal, even for finicky felines Hunger strikes arent normal in cats and can trigger a lethal health problem. Pets of the Week To adopt or foster a pet This weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail Admin@ or visit >>Alexander is a neutered, 1-year-old smooth terrier/ Chihuahua mix. Weighing in at about 12 pounds of love hes a great little guy. >>Cornucopia is a ame colorpoint with beautiful blue eyes. Shes about 3 years old and is extremely lovable with people. >>Freddy Rebel is a neutered spitz mix whos about 3 years old. He has a beautiful golden coat, uffy tail and sweet personality. >>Marathon is a neutered beagle/rat terrier mix whos about 1 year old. He weighs about 20 pounds and would be a great agility dog or running partner. Create Cash Flow in a Volatile MarketRenting Your Stock Positions for Monthly Cash Flow using Conservative Covered Call Option StrategiesNo Cost Seminar held at LaPlaya Beach Resort 9891 Gulf Shore Drive | Naples, FL 34108Seating is limited & reserved. Not for Financial Professionals. AN INVESTMENT ADVISORY FIRM Do you need or desire monthly cash ow? Are you currently invested in the stock market? Do you have at least $300,000.00 to invest? Are you a Boomer concerned about your retirement income? If you answered Y es to these questions, you should attend this educational seminar. Learn about strategies we use to reduce portfolio risk.Please R.S.V.P. to (239) 513-0777 x 105 (Don Apelian) SEMINARWednesday November 16th at 10:00amPresented by James R. Neher, Chief Investment Strategist


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 NEWS A31 OOPS!!! Martial artists we are, technologically adept we are not. BUCKET LIST MARTIAL ARTS Naples1250 Tamiami Trail N., Suite #205(in the North Trail Building next to Einsteins Bagels)For more information239-263-2480 (voicemail is set up!) We apologize to those of you who called Bucket List Martial Arts to inquire about either Open House or the free class week and were not able to leave a voicemail. Apparently, just purchasing a phone with a built in answering machine is not a replacement for setting up voicemail. And to make matters worse, as we were learning about call history on our new phone, we accidentally deleted it so we werent able to call you back. We would like to offer you a free week of classes on your own schedule for your inconvenience, and if you would like to email of and see if thats working ok, we would certainly appreciate it.1st Of Its KindMartial Arts Studio Exclusively for the Active 45+ Generation COMPLIMENTARY GUEST PASS1 Week of ClassesNew members only. One pass per person.Im not scared of lions and tigers and bears. (Oh, my.) But Im scared of loving you. Jazmine Sullivan, Lions and Tigers and Bears If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages Think of all the things we could discuss. If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals, Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals, And they could squeak and squawk and speak and talk to us. Leslie Bricusse, Talk to the AnimalsI just recollected some things. Like a story: On Oct. 19, Terry Thompson, a Vietnam vet just released from federal prison for possession of illegal arms, released 56 wild animals from his 73-acre farm outside Zanesville, Ohio. After releasing them, he committed suicide by shooting himself with one of the firearms from his own collection. It seems that after his death, he was dragged on the ground, his head held in the teeth of one of the animals of his own collection. The sheriffs deputies were off, not to see the wizard, but on an impromptu game hunt. Reportedly killed were 18 tigers, 17 lions, six black bears, two grizzly bears, three pumas, two wolves, and a baboon. At the time of this writing, missing are a monkey with herpes, who may have been eaten by one of the other animals, and a lone wolf. There were photos of carcasses lined up and scattered in an open field, like a wrecked Noahs ark gone horribly awry. Terry and his estranged wife Marian bottle-fed and declawed many of the animals. They scavenged road kill or obtained unsellable meat to feed them. Marian begged authorities: Please dont take my babies. But wild sightings and roars led to terrified 9-1-1 calls. I just saw a wolf. ...Theres a lion on the road. These were not the perceptions of ordinary babies. The following day, Muammar Gaddafi was beaten and shot in the head by Libyan fighters he had called rats. What is an animal? We might say that it is a multicellular organism of well-defined shape capable of voluntary movement and active acquisition of internally digested food, equipped with sensory and nervous systems that permit response to stimuli. It also reproduces. This is an informal definition. Scientific taxonomies come and go, putting up and taking down fences, which collect creatures into specific identities. But for the person on the street, whether in Zanesville or Vietnam or Kansas, the word animal seems to function just like this, too. If you are an animal, it means you are of a higher ilk than are minerals or plants. Or it could mean that you are a mammal, not a l owly fish or a bird. (Im a vegetarian: I just eat fish and chicken.) Or, if you are an animal, it could mean you are of a lower ilk than humans. And if you are a human, being called an animal could mean that you are inhumane, brutish. Or it could mean that you are of a deeply physical, sensual, carnal nature. (You animal....) Help me to re-member. Why were all those animals gathered onto the ark, amidst jeers and taunts and curses? Was there a rainbow? A promise? Were there, after all, fingers and toes and claws crossed? Help me to re-collect. Not stamps or coins or jars of infinitely complex libel labels. Recollected, I remember: The word animal comes from the Latin meaning the being that breathes. That is facetious. There is no such animal. There is only breathing. Ah ............. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.MUSINGS Rx Lions and Tigers and Bears: Oh, My.... e e d ey e d ilk A be c o i n t h p n b a l ect. Not stamps ni te ly c om pl ex l ib


BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011Venturing outA new season begins for the Gulf Coast Venture Forum, and more. B9-10 INSIDEOn the MoveIts your business to know whos going where, doing what on the local business scene. B4 House huntingNew Real Estate feature begins this week. B11 The Government Finance Officers Association has recognized the Naples Airport Authority and Deputy Executive Director Sheila Dugan for the sixth consecutive year with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award is the highest recognition in government accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by the airport authority and its management, according to GFOA Director Stephen Gauthier. The GFOA established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program in 1945 to encourage state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements and prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that demonstrate a spirit of transparency and full disclosure and clearly communicate their financial stories. The program recognizes reports that succeed in achieving that goal. Select members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee review reports submitted to the CAEFR program. Reviewers have expertise in public sector financial reporting and include financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics and other finance professionals. The GFOA serves 17,500 government financial professionals. The association works to enhance and promote the professional management of governments of the United States and Canada by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, member networking and leadership. Ms. Dugan joined the airport authority in 1990 and was promoted to her current position earlier this year. She assists Executive Director Ted Soliday in overseeing day-to-day operations of Naples Municipal Airport and its staff. Naples Municipal Airport, a certificated air carrier airport, is home to flight schools, air charter operators and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the Collier County Sheriffs Aviation Unit. All funds used for the airports operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants; the airport receives no property tax dollars. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the airport accommodated more than 84,000 takeoffs and landings. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airports economic impact to the community at more than $273 million annually. To learn more or to subscribe for e-mail updates about the airport, visit Naples Airport Authority earns financial reporting awardSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________DUGAN ITS NOT JUST MBA CANDIDATES WHO BENEFIT from the written wisdom of seasoned and successful business executives. Since Dale Carnegie emerged nearly a century ago as the how-to-succeed-inbusiness authority, corporate types like Sam Walton, T. Boone Pickens and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz have eagerly followed, penning novels revealing the secrets behind their success and ironically adding to their success and bottom line in the process. Even the most successful businessmen and women often turn to the words of others for inspiration and insight into RequiredreadingBusiness leaders share books that have made an impactBY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE READS, B7


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For some, it is an unorganized effort with an amorphous agenda that has an ultimate socialist aim to redistribute rightfully earned wealth. For the protestors or those in support, it is a last-ditch attempt to wrong serious flaws in a capitalist system that was intended to create financial opportunity for all but has become rigged to drive gains disproportionately to a select few. No doubt, the protestors disorganized approach is spreading like wildfire as the open agenda has allowed a potpourri of folks with disparate complaints to suddenly band together in solidarity. Once U.S. only, it has become international with crowds of up to 500,000 in major European cities. A common goal of Occupy Wall Street protestors is to get some of the wealth of the U.S. wealthiest 1 percent into the hands of the remaining 99 percent. The wealthiest 1 percent can be defined a host of different ways; one demarcation is annual income of $300,000 (or more), as of 2008 income data. The 1 percent includes all sorts of professions: Hollywood execs, doctors, Silicon Valley execs, publicly traded company senior management, top college presidents, all sorts of financial services executives, etc. Another way to break down the 1 percent is by quality of their labor: those who created wealth through tireless effort, countless years of sweat, years of academic training and attendant school debt burdens, personal risk-taking including personal guarantees of all corporate debt, commitment to professional excellence, and a desire to create employment opportunities for hard working U.S. citizens as opposed to those who have perverted the free market capitalist system so as to unfairly skew corporate profits to elite senior management. The protestors ire is often directed against any and all in the top 1 percent but, maybe, they are throwing the baby out with the bath water. Anger and protest energy might be more appropriately directed against those who have perverted the U.S. capitalist system and not those hard working, risk-taking, entrepreneurs who embraced the capitalist system, persevered and created a pot of gold and thus entered the 1 percent. My cry is not that some have succeeded so very well but, rather, that many of the one percent have taken disproportionately from the pot of corporate wealth; that much corporate wealth could have flowed down to the middle management and rank and file; that many of the casino risks taken in our financial institutions were never cards intended for playing. Absolutely, their boards of directors offered top executives at many publicly traded companies greedy-safe, fail-safe plans. Plan A was to use taxpayer and shareholder capital or government guarantees as the risk capital for taking sizeable casino bets, from which they expected to/actually did garner humongous personal gains; and/ or to outsource as many U.S. service and manufacturing jobs as possible, thereby driving earnings higher, stock prices higher and option packages so much higher. Was their skin in the game? No! Worse, their compensation packages provided that if Plan A failed, Plan B (astronomically high compensation termination packages) became operative. It was the old win-win routine.Should we blame all the 1 percent for this? I think not. The CEOs for sure, but they took sugar offered to them by their boards of directors that allowed these compensation plans. All the while, they were allowing flat lining of the salaries of the rank-and-file and outsourcing millions of jobs. Enraged hearts often look to the easiest way to solve their problems. The seemingly easiest way to address these problems is to transfer wealth from the haves to the have nots. But additional taxation on all the 1 percent would dis-incentivize many entrepreneurial risk takers who continue to help create new jobs in the U.S. These babes belong in incubators. Here are some suggestions about fixing the structural problems in the capitalist system. Boards need to end the CEO win-win compensation packages. The highest echelons of senior management must have exposure to a public companys losses. Prior to the 1990s, many of the investment firms with proprietary trading were partnerships; the senior partners were at risk and absolutely wanted to protect their retirement cash flow. Superior compensation should go to those CEOs affirming a U.S. manufacturing/service labor market, not for affirming cheap labor out-sourcing. The SEC could make every publicly traded company annually report growth in CEO compensation vis--vis the changes in wages of the rank and file workers and earnings growth. Charts often tell a story clearly. The capitalist system is the best one around the world just ask the Chinese who embrace much of it. But the U.S. capitalist system is currently structurally flawed. Increased taxation of the one percent does nothing to solve the structural problems. And some of the solutions are within reach of those controlling pension fund investments. Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092. E-mail to receive midweek market commentaries. An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you. 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Both can accommodate overflow seating during worship service, and loggia spaces include a catering kitchen, mobile hospitality counters and seating areas that are adaptable to a variety of events. The design also included the classrooms, a parlor and nurseries. Wegman Design Group is a Naplesbased firm providing interior design, space planning, interior architecture services and project management for the retail, hospitality, medical, life care and commercial markets. COURTESY PHOTO Covenant Presbyterian ChurchChurch project earns award for Wegman Design Group Awards & Recognition Ed Riley Collier County fire code official, was named 2011 Fire Marshal of the Year by the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association. Mr. Riley started his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter in 1984. He was honored recently at the 63rd annual Fire Prevention Conference in St. Augustine. Preferred Travel of Naples was named Business of the Month for Ocober by the Collier County Commission and the Economic Development Council of Collier County. Wilma Boyd is president and CEO of the travel company that since 1984 has grown from three employees to 45 travel specialists. Board Appointments Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center Inc., announces six new members of the board of directors: Greg Billings, president of Steinway Piano Galleries of Naples; Linda Cummings, visual art classroom teacher for 13 years and fine arts coordinator for the District School Board of Collier County; Ron Ferreri, former development director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and former vice president of development and college relations at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.; William ONeill, attorney and partner in the Naples office of Roetzel & Andress LPA and past president of the United Arts Council of Collier County; Aurora Wells, musician, past controller for St. Vincent de Paul Society and current owner/operator of Aurora Notes Inc., a bookkeeping company; and Joan Wood, vice president and senior producer of Like Magic Entertainment Inc. Dick Westfall has been named vice president of the board of director for Friends of Foster Children of SWFL Inc. Education Rose Murray is the new director at the nonprofit Care Leaning Academy, replacing Daisy Melendez, who has relocated to New York. Ms. Murray owned and operated the Naples Learning Center in east Naples before selling they business in order to return to college to complete her bachelors degree in early childhood education. Entertainment Susan Johnson, longtime general manager of the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, retires from the position as of Nov. 15. Ms. Johnson started working at the theater in 1993, two weeks after it opened. Two months later she became the director of advertising and public relations, and 10 years ago she took over as general manager. Health Care Kellee Ratliffe, RN, BS, has been named general manager at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. She will oversee local functioning of corporate operational systems, develop and expand the business potential and manage patients and family services as well as represent the company in the community. A Naples resident for nearly 30 years, Ms. Ratliffe has more than 13 years of hospice experience as a nurse and administrator. Marketing & Public Relations Clare Ulik has joined the staff at CONRIC PR & Marketing as marketing director. Ms. Ulik has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, writing and public relations. She will manage account relationships and services, including public relations, copy editing, social media, advertising campaigns and website management for the firms clients. She earned a bachelors degree in journalism from Arizona State University and holds the APR universal accreditation in public relations designation. Pharmaceuticals Jeff Kottkkamp, the former lieutenant governor of Florida, has been named CEO of Bonita Springs-based VR Laboratories LLC. The company formulates and produces botanical pharmaceuticals and medicines and proprietary ingredients for medicinal and functional foods and beverages. Retail Helena Dabrowski has been named director of finance for Sunshine Ace Hardware. Based at the corporate office in Bonita Springs, she oversees the financial operations of the companys six Southwest Florida stores. Ms. Dabrowski most recently was the CEO at INSOUTH Funding in Naples. Prior to that, she worked at Barnett Bank of Naples, where she was a commercial credit analyst before becoming a real estate loan officer. A native Neapolitan, she earned a bachelors degree in business administration at Stetson University. Travel Lois Moran has joined the Hurley Travel Experts affiliate in Naples as a senior travel advisor. Ms. Moran has more than 30 years of experience in travel, specializing in world cruises, private jet programs and luxury small ship cruising. One of National Geographics top travel experts, she holds a certified travel counselor designation and destination designation for Western Europe, the South Pacific and France. She has been named on Travel + Leisure magazines A List of Top Travel Super Agents for the past eight years. ON THE MOVE Ulik Dabrowski Kottkamp Moran Ratliffe Johnson 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.


Port Royal Fort Charles DriveSpectacular long water view estate site. Close to the Port Royal Club. Expansive lot and one-half creates a large building envelope along Morgans Cove. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $5,900,000 Old Naples CondominiumEnter this professionally decorated Villas Escalante residence and you will feel transported to a tropical oasis of quintessential relaxation and warmth. Enjoy al fresco dining on the sundrenched patio, complete with private pool and grill area. Port Royal Kings Town DriveDramatic views over Treasure Cove from this architectural masterpiece designed by renowned architect Kasimir Korybut. Elegant, yet comfortable, tropical living. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $5,950,000CAMPBELL & PREBISH, LLC | Real Estate Professionals1167 THIRD STREET SOUTH | SUITE 209 | NAPLES, FL 34102 | P. 239.357.6628 | F. 262.4601WWW.CAMPBELLPREBISH.COM Sancerre, A Condominium Unit 401e turquoise Gulf waters, the ebullient palms, and the fresh white sand merge in the minds eye with the soft palette of interior nishes. Eortless living with available concierge services. $4,290,000 CAMPBELL & PREBISH, LLC Real Estate Professionals Port Royal Galleon Driveis enchanting Port Royal residence oers a tropical motif, including rich wood nishes, stone ooring, and tongue and groove ceiling treatments. ere are direct views of Limpkin Cove with ample green space for gardening and outdoor entertaining. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $3,700,000 Kensington CondominiumNewly renovated & beautifully appointed 2nd oor condominium with spectacular lake and sunset views. Finishes include an updated kitchen with new appliances and gorgeous marble and wood ooring. Bathrooms newly nished with granite counters, custom mirrors, and hardware. Kensington oers a range of membership opportunities. $549,000 Pelican Bay CondominiumA spacious split bedroom oor plan on a comfortable living level combined with a large wrap-around lanai overlooking the expansive terrace and beautiful preserve makes this a unique oering in the highly acclaimed community of Pelican Bay. Well situated within Pelican Bay, the Dorchester has convenient access to the tram system and the two beach pavilions. $485,900 Port Royal Spyglass LaneSituated on two wide water estate lots with magnicently landscaped grounds. Originally built in 1993 and renovated in 2006 & 2008 by Newbury North Associates. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $9,750,000 Port Royal Rum RowWith captivating long water views of Galleon Cove, this beautiful Costa del Sol architectural masterpiece captures the essence of Floridas indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Located on one and one-half Port Royal lots, this ve bedroom home is designed for glorious water views. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $6,850,000 Port Royal Spyglass LaneCommanding views over Treasure Cove from this magnicent estate home situated on one and one-half Port Royal lots. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $9,450,000 Port Royal Rum RowBeautiful western exposure on Rum Row with inspiring multidirectional views of Man of War Cove and Hidden Bay. Substantial building envelope. Terric safe harbor, no bridge access to the Gulf of Mexico. Port Royal Club membership eligibility. $4,240,000Port Royal Cutlass LaneCutlass Cove is a coveted address by people who appreciate its safe harbor, proximity to Gordon Pass, and its membership eligibility to join not only the Port Royal Club but, in addition, the Cutlass Cove Beach Club. e size of the property permits a substantial building envelope with sought after southwest exposure. $3,850,000 JUST SOLD

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 THE MOTLEY FOOL Its easy to be tempted by gold, as it has soared in recent years, approaching $1,900 per ounce before dropping back near $1,600. (It was around $300 a decade ago.) Given the volatility of stocks and bonds, many investors assume that gold is a smarter investment. If you want to buy gold, you have several options. You might invest in gold stocks or gold mutual funds, but these can be rather volatile, too. You might buy into gold accounts at bullion banks, which require large minimum investments, or gold certificates and pool accounts, which dont. Gold coins or bars might be tempting, but youll need a safe place to store them. David Kathman of has noted that Returns arent the point when youre investing in gold; diversification is. A small amount of gold alongside your stocks can be a stabilizer. But not all glitters in the world of gold. 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The Above Board Chamber welcomes Gene Landrum, founder of Chuck E. Cheese, for a discussion about Hitting Your Target Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the Hilton Naples. Joining Dr. Lalndrum on the panel will be Naples public relations professionals Clay Cone and Sue Huff. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. Prepay at For more information, call 981-7426. A members-only reception for the Executive Club of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the pavilion at Waterside Shops. The gathering is sponsored by Yamron Jewelers. Free. Sign up at Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. Cost is $20 for Wake Up member, $25 for others. This months sponsor is the Make-A-WishFoundation. Sign up at The East Naples Merchants Association meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Garibaldi Restaurant and Bakery in the Hitching Post Plaza. Cost is $5. To sign up, call Shirley Calhoun at 435-9410. The next AM Business Blend sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Torys Hair Care & Gifts, 1058 Eighth Ave. S. Cost is $5 and reservations are required. Visit www. by Nov. 14. The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to the monthly After Five from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Arturos Restaurant, 844 Bald Eagle Drive. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for others. Call 394-7549 or visit The Collier Building Industry Association will have a pre-grand opening party at Clive Daniel Home (in the former Robb & Stucky showroom in Naples) beginning gat 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. Call 436-6100 or visit PRACC, Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing Professionasl of Collier County, meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. At McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Guest speaker Dolly Roberts, executive director of the Searching for Solutions Institute, will discuss Imagine Naples as an Incubator for Solutions to World Problems. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for guests. Register by calling the PRACC message line at 436-2105 or e-mailing info@ The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After 5 from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits, 2700 Immokalee Road. Cost is $5 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at www. BUSINESS MEETINGS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 BUSINESS B7 matters of management, motivation and productivity. Many of Southwest Floridas business leaders have found their personal business bibles, books written decades ago or just last year by authors as diverse as Tom Peters, Ayn Rand and even Florida lawmakers. They say theyve used others ideas and influence to improve profit margins, create a better work environment and refocus on customer service. Heres whats on their bookshelves or Kindles: Michael V. Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, counts two among his madea-difference books: David McClellands Human Motivation and The Man who Fed the World, written by Naples resident Leon Hesser. Mr. Reagen says McClellands book, published in 1987, and his subsequent volumes share research on how motive systems affect behavior. They have helped me think about myself and try to make sense of why folks do what they do. Mr. Hessers biography about Norman Borlaug has more personal meaning for Mr. Reagen, who worked with the Nobel Peace Price Laureate to keep the World Food Prize in America. Dr. Borlaug was truly a secular saint whose work continues to really advance the lives of millions, says Mr. Reagen. Charles Idelson, president and chief executive officer of Investors Security Trust in Fort Myers, continues to refer to Tom Peters In Search of Excellence, considered one of the most famous business books. It was written in the 1980s, but for me, its been a great book, he says. Its the bible of customer service and empowering people to do the right thing. I try to continually remind my staff of why were in business by asking them: How do you want to be treated when you go into a place of business. And Mr. Idelson is reminded of Mr. Peters principles of customer service whenever hes a consumer. There are stores he says hell never return to because of the way he was treated. We can all talk about good service, but unfortunately, most people remember the bad service. Hes also learned a valuable customer service lesson from an employee at Home Depot. I asked him to point me in the direction of shelves, Mr. Idelson recalls. He told me, Sorry, I cant do that, but I will take you. I got back to my office and told my employees we dont need to point people in a direction. When someone comes up to your desk, you get off your chair, introduce yourself to them and take them to the office. Thats powerful. Customer service and our philosophy is what separates our company from the guy down the street. Were old-fashioned. We still answer the telephone. Carol Conway, owner and president of Cape Coral-based CRS Technology Consultants, which provides technical computer and phone support and service to small businesses in Southwest Florida, credits a work of fiction as her inspiration. My (business) bible is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, she says. Its a must-read for serious entrepreneurs and capitalists. Its focus is on accountability, productivity, quality and excellence. Gail Markham and her partners at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. in Fort Myers have been reading two books the last few months. They have really impacted our firm, she says. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, another customer service-based book, forced the company to review its policies. Weve always focused on outstanding customer service and this book caused us to review what we are doing and how we can continue to improve, says Ms. Markham. When your clients are used to being wowed, it can be a challenge to continue moving up that bar. We were so impressed by this book that we decided to create our own culture book. All of our team members responded to three questions: How would you describe the culture at MNMW? How is MNMW different from other companies? What do you like about working at MNMW? Ms. Markham says Tribal Leadership, a book about building a thriving organization by Dave Logan, John King and Helee Fischer-Wright, has also led to introspection. The firms leaders are reexamining their leadership abilities, where we would like to be and how we will get there, she says. The next logical step is evaluating how we develop leaders within our organization. We found this to be so on point that the partners will be conducting a retreat in November where we will evaluate ourselves and set goals for the future. Both of these books are outstanding, and we highly recommend them to help you continue growing, both as an individual and an organization, says Ms. Markham. READSFrom page 1 Other good business readsThe Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (1776) The Functions of the Executive by Chester I. Barnard (1968) The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twentyrst Century by Thomas L. Friedman (2005) Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar (1990) The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (2000) Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad (1994) Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming (1982) The Practice of Management by Peter F. Drucker (1954) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey (1989) How to Win Friends & In uence People by Dale Carnegie (1937) Winning by Jack Welch (2005) in the know

PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 Club Managers Association of America at MediterraNETWORKING 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@ in fun to kick off Conservancys RedSnook Tournament 1 Logan Tarr and Mike Dvorchak 2 Steve Brigg and Nelly Shotwell 3 Dolph von Arx and Martin Houghtaling 4. Jinx Liggett and Joyce Fitch 5. Chris Crossan, Troy Pruitt and Jenna Johnson 1 2 3MELISSA TAYLOR FLORIDA WEEKLY 4 5 1 Jaimie Roy, Dale Moeller and Laurel England 2 Jack Martinsen, Jim Millett and George Hunt 3 Brenda and Pat OConnor 4. Sue and Thett Robicheaux 5. Jim and Joanna Wood 6. Bill Berutti and Tom BirminghamPEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 6 3 4 5


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 BUSINESS B9 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame-Collier County NETWORKING 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 Victoria Stephan, George Beasley, Theo Etzel and Lisa Barnett-Van Dien 2 Eric Zimmer, Dilman Thomas and Steve Pontius 3 Len Zaiser Sr., Jerry Nichols, Brandie Dixon and Sen. Garrett Richter 4. Larry Medley, Ledley Medley, Hudson Rodgers, David Port and Kurt Matrox 5. Kim Presanzano and Tom Pitser 6. Dawn Litchfield with Susan and Dr. Terry McMahan 7. Paul Belfore with Patty and Bud Hornbeck 8. Anne Frazier and David Hall 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 8COURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 Gulf Coast Venture Forum seasons kick off at the Naples Grande NETWORKING 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 Tim Cartwright and Dr. Sandra Kauanui 2 Mike Frank and David Nathan 3 Bob Hiner and Peter Redpath 4. Karl Lievense, Sara Hand and Stan Schultes 5. Jeanne Seewald and Kena Yoke 6. Jerry Nerad, Bill Hagman and Jim Talano PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 2 3 6 4 1 5The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance at Bellasera 1 Joel Kessler, David Tetzlaff and Darryll Adams 2 Maurica Hurley, Kathleen Taylor and Aimee Schlehr 3 Camden Smith, Rick Medwedeff and Barbara Samaniego 4. David Atkinson, Lisa Carney and Gisele Atkinson BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 3 4 2


Miromar Designer of Distinction: Creasha WeglarzCreasha Weglarz of Creasha Weglarz Interiors Inc. and Weglarz Design is the November Designer of Distinction at Miromar Design Center. A graduate of the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Florida, Ms. Weglarz won the Best Renovation Award in the Collier Building Industry Associations most recent Sand Dollar competition. In 2010, she received the Best in Eco Friendly Design award from Florida Design magazine. Each month Miromar Design Center recognizes the talents, loyalty and support of interior design professionals based upon nominations from the centers store managers. Creasha was the first designer to visit our showroom and place an order when Henredon opened this year, says Vivian Armenti, manager of the new Henredon Interior Design showroom manager. She is not only a creative designer with lots of talent, she is a valuable client. Miromar Design Center is on Corkscrew Road across from Miromar Outlets in Estero. For more information, call 390-5111 or visit THIS ESTATE PROPERTY IS PERFECTLY SITUATED for the boater who wishes quick access to the fishing grounds of the backcountry or the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The southern exposure faces the confluence of Naples Bay and the picturesque inland waterways leading to Rookery Bay and pristine coastal estuaries. The island-inspired architecture was carefully designed to ensure almost all primary rooms have excellent water views. There are multiple entries to the outdoor living and pool area, which becomes the focal point for entertaining family and friends. A formal dining room compliments the gracious living room. For more casual occasions, an ample family room connects to a beautiful yet functional kitchen. There are two impressive bedrooms on the first floor, a very private master suite with views facing south occupying the entire second floor, and a fourth bedroom that can serve guests or staff equally well. Offered at $11,500,000, this one-ofa-kind estate is eligible for Port Royal Club membership. For more information or to arrange a showing, call Thomas L. Campbell or Richard G. Prebish at Campbell & Prebish LLC, 357-6628. REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 House Hunting: 1060 Nelsons Walk WEGLARZ COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOThe 22-foot-long great room and adjacent dining room have access to terraces and the kitchen. Residence 2104 on the 21st floor is the newest model in the 28-story Esperia South tower at Bonita Bay by T he Lutg ert Companies. In a split floor plan, the home has two bedrooms plus study, a great room and 2 baths in 2,100 square feet of interior living space. As decorated and furnished by Alexis Barret of Interiors by Design West, the model is priced at $895,000. We wanted to bring in the various wood tones seen in the preserve as well as the gorgeous ocean views by complementing blue-green ocean tones with rich, burnt sienna accents derived from the sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, Ms. Barret says. Premier Sothebys International Realty, the real estate division of The Lutgert Companies, is the exclusive representative for The High-Rises at Bonita Bay. Models are open daily. Call 495-1105, visit the sales center at the entrance to Bonita Bay or go online to Lutgert opens new model in Bonita Bay towerHouse Hunting is a new Florida Weekly feature that focuses on one listing in the local marketplace. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________Stock joins list of Mediterra preferred buildersLondon Bay Homes, which is responsible for sales and marketing activities at Mediterra, announces Stock Construction has been named a preferred builder for the communitys Buonasera, Cellini and Felicita neighborhoods. Stock Construction recently acquired the remaining 11 home sites in Buonasera neighborhood in Mediterra. The company was named Builder of the Year in 2009 by the Collier Building Industry Association. Mediterra is quickly establishing itself as the regions premier luxury golf and beach community, and the addition of Stock Construction to our preferred builder list further enhances the communitys reputation, says Mark Wilson, president of London Bay Homes. The 1,700-acre community in North Naples will have a maximum of 950 homes at build out, with more than 1,000 acres dedicated to golf, parks and nature preserves.


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PAGE 48 **Home and community information, including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Due to D.R.Horton, Inc.s continual building research and possibility of material shortages, there may be existing or future changes made in building products, materials, methods, or designs used in our homes which are not reected in our models. As a result, please consult one of our sales representatives for the latest community information. ***$5000 in closing costs available to qualied buyers if buyer closes with sellers afliated lender, DHI Mortgage Company Ltd., 13880 Treeline Ave S, Suite 3, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Branch NMLS #257589, Company NMLS #14622 or sellers preferred lender. Buyer is not required to nance through DHI Mortgage or sellers preferred lender to purchase home; however, buyer must use DHI Mortgage or sellers preferred lender to receive incentive. Some restrictions apply. See sales agent for complete details including a list of preferred lenders. For information on DHI Mortgage licensing and regulation, please visit This is not a commitment to lend. Not all borrowers will qualify. ****$5,000-$25,000 in options offer valid at closing. Options to be installed prior to closing and not redeemable for credit against purchase price. All incentives apply only to new contracts written on or before November 30, 2011 on select homes in the DR Horton Southwest Florida division only. Incentives offered cannot be combined with any other published incentive or offer. All incentives are redeemable only at closing and are not redeemable for cash. Please see a sales representative for a listing of homes to which offered incentives apply. Location, Value & Incredible Incentives! $5,000-$25,000 $5,000 in Closing Costs***(**** Subject to Conditions Below)towards options & upgrades****& B ucks Ru kR n u u Fiddlers Cree k Fiddlers e Single-Family Homes from the mid $200s** 239.313.8854 Coming Soon! Single-Family Homes from the $170s** 239.354.0243 Si ngle-Family Homes from the mid $300s** 239.593.1633 Si ngle-Family Homes from the $300s** 239.595.9245 Coming Soon! Horse Creek Lifestyle


DISCOVERAn exclusive invitation from Stock Development Celebrating 10 years in Southwest Florida Unlimited Golf for $5,000 Discover all thats new at Olde Cypress at our Open House. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 1 4 P.M.Learn about our exciting new Preview Golf Memberships, tour our Clubhouse, and meet our Head Golf Professional, Membership Director and world class Chef. Enjoy food, music and all that is new at Stock Developments Olde Cypress Community. Our Preview Golf Membership is a family membership that 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. RSVP: Renee Kuluga 239-596-4797 or call Melissa Shannehan at 239-593-7311 or email 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. OPEN HOUSEthis Sunday


Visit our sales of ce to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity. The Right Time, the Right Place, the Right Price PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL NOVEMBER 26, 2011 AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. NO OTHER DISCOUNTS OR CONSIDERATIONS WILL APPLY. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FL ORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Grey Oaks is offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice.Previously owned homes available from the $600s to over $6 million. Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples. PRESTWICK AT TRADITIONSNOWMORE THAN EVER With three exceptional private neighborhoods in which to choose from Torino, Miramonte and Traditions the time to buy at Grey Oaks could not be more perfect. NAPLES PREMIER CLUB COMMUNITY Grey Oaks remains the right club in the right place: Naples number-one-rated private club, with 54 holes of championship golf, eight Har-Tru tennis courts and a 5,550-square-foot tness center. UNPRECEDENTED VALUE New prices offer unprecedented value on the home you have long desired a home to be enjoyed by you and your family for generations to come. Here, you enjoy the privilege of holding the keys to your future. INVENTORY BLOWOUTTraditions Coach Homes Priced From $500,000-$730,000 Limited Time Only*


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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 premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. Special Offerings under $500,000 Pelican BayOPEN HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZAINTERLACHEN Host: Mara MullerHost: Craig JonesHost: Ruth TrettisGLENCOVE Host: Vickie LarscheidHost: Pat DugganCHATEAUMERE Host: Heidi DeenCHATEAUMERE Host: Sue BlackHost: Tess McCarthySANCTUARY Host: Polly Himmel Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., Richard Droste Shed, new 3 stall barn/tack room. 2 acre pond. Cleared w/utilities. $299,00011441 Riggs Road $299,000 ZONED AGRICULTURAL1st oor residence w/3BR/2BA. Open oor plan, upgrades. Beautiful dcor. 2-car garage, great views. Rialto at Hammock Bay $328,000 SPACIOUS & BEAUTIFULSpacious coach home w/3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Garage, major upgrades & generous sq. ft. Ascot at Lely Resort $320,000 GREAT VIEWS AUCTION Tuesday, November 15th, 5:00pm270 3rd Street, Bonita Springs, FL4 Bed/2.5 Bath Waterfront Home with Dock & Boat LiftLive on Vacation Everyday www.MyFloridaAuction.com1-877-3-NOW BID 1-877-366-9243 21 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994 ABSOLUTELY SELLING TO THE HIGHEST BID OVER $595,000!Beautiful sunrises over co ee and awesome sunsets over cocktails are yours to enjoy every day in this gorgeous 4 bedroom home with an innovative oor plan designed for a casual-living lifestyle by a locally renowned architect to suit this unique private location. e total square feet under air is 4,212 (+/-). You will not nd another waterfront home with such rare features! is home o ers a 15 minute gulf access with no bridges, boat dock lot with room for 2nd dock, design and plan-ready for lap-pool installation, wrap-around porch, grand soaking tub in 1,000/SF master suite with morning kitchen, 2-car garage with adjoining 600/SF work-shop, 3-story oversized elevator and much, much more! 10% Buyers Premium. Preview Dates: Sunday, October 30th, 2-4pm Sunday, November 6th, 2-4pm Sunday, November 13th, 2-4pm Buying or Selling?Jolene Munzenrieder, REALTOR, PA, ABR 239-860-2324 A Top Producing Multi Award-Winning Agent | JOLENESELLSNAPLES.COM HOT COMMUNITIES PARK SHORE BEACH FRONT $498,000 TO $14,300,000 PELICAN BAY $270,000 TO $7,995,000 PELICAN MARSH $259,000 TO $5,600,000PELICAN MARSH TIMARRON $439,9002 & DEN, 2 CAR GARAGE, LAKEFRONT


Beach Club. Butlers Pantry. Distracting Views. PRIVATE. BEACH. CLUB. LIVING. 11125 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108.239.514.5050. MorayaBay.comMay we suggest Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio? Stunning views dominate each luxurious residence and every on-site amenity at Moraya Bay. From the beachside service, restaurant and grotto bar to resort-style pool, lap pool and fitness center, the views are quite distracting. Residences of 4,000 4,500 square feet. Prices from $2.5 million. Over $100 million in sales. EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVESSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. o nal Realty and the Sothebys International istere d service mar k s use d wit h p ermission. p endently Owned And Operated. ORAL REPRESENTA TIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. E REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERT


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 marked19 BONITA BAY AZURE 4931 Bonita Bay Blvd. #702 $1,595,000 Premier Properties Brian Nelson 572-2903 20 ROYAL HARBOR 2192 Kingfish Road $1,795,000 Premier Properties Isabelle Edwards 564-4080 21 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1105 $1,895,000 Premier Properties Jean Tarkenton 595-0544 Also Available: #901 $1,595,000; #501 $1,425,000; #401 $1,399,000; #608 $765,000>$2,000,00022 BONITA BAY RIVERWALK 27840 Riverwalk Way $2,195,000 Premier Properties Gary L. Jaarda/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474 23 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 24 AQUALANE SHORES 1990 6th Street South $2,695,000 Premier Properties Vincent Bandelier 450-5976>$3,000,000 25 MOORINGS 3139 Leeward Lane $3,350,000 Premier Properties Linda Ohler 404-6460 26 PARK SHORE 308 Turtle Hatch Road $3,995,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939 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 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1275 Osprey Trail $6,495,000 Premier Properties Call 239-261-3148 29 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,950,000 Premier Properties Scott Pearson 612-282-3000>$11,000,00030 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 Premier Properties Michael Lawler 571-3939>$200,0001 PELICAN LANDING PALM COLONY 24671 Canary Island Court #203 $299,900 Premier Sothebys International Realtys Roxanne Jeske 450-5210>$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>$500,0004 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 Premier Properties Call 239.495.1105 MonSat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 5 MEDITERRA BRENDISI 29120 Brendisi Way #3201 $569,000 Premier Properties Jesse Moreno 405-0065 >$700,0006 PELICAN BAY VILLAS AT PELICAN BAY 561 Gulf Park Drive #4 $749,000 Premier Properties Kathy Morris 777-8654 7 OLD NAPLES ST. CHARLES 540 10th Avenue South $769,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 5644231 8 PARK SHORE AREA LUSSO VILLAS 4882 West Blvd. Court #105 $789,000 Premier Properties Carol Steeves 240-7809 9 PARK SHORE ESPLANADE CLUB 4551 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #202 $799,900 Premier Properties Phyllis ODonnell 2696161 10 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 Premier Properties Call 239.594.1700 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5>$1,000,00011 PARK SHORE SAVOY 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. #PH-7 $1,100,000 Premier Properties Carol Loder 860-4326 12 OLD NAPLES VILLAS VERONA 259 4th Avenue South #103 $1,195,000 Premier Properties Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 13 PELICAN BAY LAS BRISAS 27 Las Brisas Way $1,195,000 Premier Properties Kristin Mikler 370-6292 14 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD IDLEWILDE 10067 Idle Pine Lane $1,199,000 Premier Properties Roxanne Jeske 450-5210 15 COLLIERS RESERVE 12495 Colliers Reserve Drive $1,285,000 Premier Properties Terri Moellers 404-7887 16 OLD NAPLES 663 11th Avenue South $1,495,000 Premier Properties Randy Wilson 450-9091 17 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,500,000 Premier Properties Call 261.3148 18 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 Premier Properties Call 261.3148 Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 12-5 5 7 6 8 18 9 13 19 20 16 17 14 10 22 11 12 15 21 1 23 25 26 2 28 27 4 3 29 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011


Bonita Bay 26091 Mandevilla Dr Open by Appt only M-F. Contemporary designed home on double lot w/8 bed, rened luxury nishes, cypress & cherry wood, gold leaf accents, travertine ooring. 6 or More/9.5 (H5520) Beverly Czachor, 849-2767, Cindy Kruesi, 495-4113 $3,650,000 Bonita Bay 26220 Woodlyn Dr Harwick home with over 5,000 sf, with extra ordinary up-grades. 3 replaces, 3 car garage, wine room, golf & lake views from oversized pool area. 3+Den/4.5 (H5948) Beverly Czachor, 849-2767 $3,500,000 Bonita Bay 26401 Brick Ln Stunning lake view, magnicent villa! Sunny tropical lanai, pool, and cabana. Newer construction, elegant architecture and nishes in this pristine home. 4+Den/5.5 (H6036) Wood & McMahon Team, 405-2794 $1,795,000 Bonita Bay 27831 Riverwalk Way Completely upgraded & remodeled home features all the latest state of the art amenities. Gourmets dream kit w/dark wood cabinetry & natural stone countertops. 4+Den/3.5 (H5737) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $1,575,000 Admiralty Point At Moorings 1 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #402 10 acre Gated Luxury Beach Resort. One of a kind, facing beach & Gulf. 4th floor. Owner paid $1.6, then renovated/furnished. Turnkey. 3 pools, boating. Stunning. 3/3 (C7666) The Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $1,490,000 Bonita Bay 4080 Marshview Ct Frey & Son built in 2003. Two master suites, custom cabinets w/center island & granite counters, gas cook top, hobby room, den, family/media room, marble oors. 3+Den/3.5 (H5600) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $1,280,000 Pelican Bay 806 Slash Pine Ct On quiet cul de sac, 5870 T.Sq Ft Pool Home boasts Total Renovation. Granite Kitchen & BAs, Marble, Tile, Fireplace, Cathedral Ceilings, New Roof & Pool. Florida Rm. 3/2.5 (H4744) The Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000, 272-4462 $1,229,000 Colliers Reserve 862 Barcarmil Way London Bay Award winner. 6000 sq. ft. Superb nishes, marble, granite, hardwood. 3 car garage. Elevator to 2nd level bonus suite. 3+Den/3.5 (H4839) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000, 272-4462 $1,199,000 Bonita Bay 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd, #1802 Sit in awe watching beautiful multi-colored sunsets from this exquisitely appointed 18th elevated home. Hardwood rs, granite countertops, SS appls & more. 3/3 (C7457) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $1,150,000 River Reach Estates 27600 River Reach Dr Direct Gulf access, new villa home in Bonita Springs, deeded boat dock, custom pool/spa, outdoor kitchen & replace, 3-car garage, furnished model. 3+Den/4+2half (V1577) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $849,000 Park Shore 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1801 Breathe-taking views of Gulf & Venetian Bay. Fully furnished, neutral palette, move-in ready. Watch the sunrise & sunset from this luxurious Park Shore residence. 2+Den/2 (C7459) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $849,000 Stonebridge 1975 Essex Cir Seldom available Faireld w/den on cul-de-sac. Former decorator model w/heated pool in sunny private setting in desirable Hawthorne. Text: MHG4 To: 97063. 4+Den/3 (H5682) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $785,000 River Reach Estates 27576 River Reach Dr Direct Gulf access, new villa home in Bonita Springs, deeded boat dock, custom pool/spa, outdoor kitchen & replace, 2-car garage & more. 3+Den/4+2half (V1575) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $749,000 Moorings 3215 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #509-N Stunning views and an impressive complete remodel make this unit one of the best values on the Gulf. Fully furnished and ready for you to enjoy this winter!. 2/2 (C7806) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $650,000 River Reach Estates 27592 River Reach Dr Direct Gulf access, new villa home in Bonita Springs, dock & lift avail at additional cost, custom pool/spa, outdoor kitchen & replace & more. 3+Den/4+2half (V1576) e Dillard Team, 498-2888 $649,000 River Reach Estates 27588 River Reach Dr Bonita Springs direct access to Gulf of Mexico new villa home, GE monogram appliances, deeded dock lift, custom pool & spa, outdoor kitchen, outdoor replace. 3+Den/4+2half (V1583) The Dillard Team, 498-2888 $649,000 Four Seasons 9404 Autumn Haze Dr Own this estate home on one-acre home site. Features include a replace in the family room overlooking large pool/spa. Formal living/ dining. Spacious back yard. 4+Den/2.5 (H5938) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $579,900 Mediterra 15509 Monterosso Ln, #102 Loaded with extras and professionally furnished. Spectacular long range lake views & is within walking distance to the Mediterra clubhouse. 3/2.5 (C5214) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $550,000 Pelican Marsh 2380 Mont Claire Dr, #102 Perfection awaits you. Serene lake front coach home in desirable Mont Claire of Pelican Marsh. Redesigned w/current color trends. Well priced move right in. 3/2.5 (C7088) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $500,000 Sorrento At e Colony 23650 Via Veneto Blvd, #201 Former Model, furnished, granite & crown molding. Enjoy upscale ambiance of e Colony & Bay Club. Walking distance to beach shuttle pick up. by appointment 3+Den/3 (C7723) Judy Stead, 273-3438 $495,000 Bonita Bay 3810 Bay Hammock Ct Carefree villa home w/open Great room plan & spacious lanai for casual living. Neighborhood pool, cul-de-sac location, close to Riverwalk Park. Beach Park incl. 2+Den/2 (V1594) Wood & McMahon Team, 405-2794 $495,000 Island Walk 4795 Martinique Way Perfect Carlysle DiVosta model 4 beds, 3.5 baths, roomy living areas. Sparkling white and granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, heated pool, lake view. 4/3.5 (H5928) Monte Gerard, 784-4437 $485,000 Park Shore 4001 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #1102 A bright and dramatic color palette enhances this exceptional beach-front condo. is 11th oor unit will amaze you with spectacular Gulf, Bay and city views. 2/2 (C5914) Dustin Beard, 289-2650 $479,000 Naples Lakes Country Club 4740 Cerromar Dr Well maintained Franklin model. Pool, hurricane shutters, pillared columns. Bundled golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Seller oers a 1 year HO Warranty!. 2+Den/2 (H5345) Annemarie M. Giannini, 289-1820 $439,000 Lely Resort 8973 Mustang Island Cir Palomino oor plan (largest in Mustang Island at 2803 UA). Extended lanai w/lake view. Upgraded storm shutters & interior planation shutters. Priced to sell! 3+Den/3 (H6056) Robin Hill, 776-0733 $438,000 Shadow Wood At e Brooks 23129 Tree Crest Ct Spectacular lake view w/expansive area for pool & spa. Designed w/entertaining in mind. Tile on diagonal, wood in den, granite in kit. Lowest price Laurel Meadows. 2+Den/2 (H4946) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $385,000 Imperial Golf Estates 1969 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Lovely Classic home located on lake & parkette. 2800 T. Sq Ft. Carefree Naples lifestyle awaits you. 5 Min drive to Beach. Pristine condition, turnkey furnished. 3/2 (H5822) The Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $359,000 Pirates Cove 27208 Gasparilla Dr Spectacular wide views of the Imperial River. is home site is a rare nd and perfect for your custom home design. (L1234) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $339,000 Bonita Bay 3310 Glen Cairn Ct, #202 Soaring ceilings and long lake and golf views. New wood ooring, kitchen and master bedroom updated with granite. A/C replaced. Close walk to Bonita Bay Club. 3/2 (C7810) Wood & McMahon Team, 405-2794 $339,000 Stonebridge 1675 Winding Oaks Way, #202 All inclusive Golf Course Community Stonebridge beauty. Spacious 2nd turnkey furnished. Close to beaches, shopping, dining & the arts. Preserve views, cul-de-sac. 3/2 (C6381) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $332,900 Old Naples 980 7th Ave S, #11 1st Floor, perfect Apt, beside pool, no stairs, & 1 of only four, 2BR, 2BA in Castleton Gardens. Reno & furniture included, 2 blocks to 5th Ave, 9 blocks to Beach. 2/2 (C7085) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000, 272-4462 $299,000 Worthington 13311 Southampton Dr Large villa on corner lot with hurricane shutters, pool, oversized garage with golf cart path & entry door, newer A/C and garage door. 3+Den/2 (V1606) Sharon Hammond-Turnblad, 851-6918 $289,900 Moorings 2170 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #24W Leisure living in this Tommy Bahama dcor 1 bdrm, 1 bath, up to the minute pied-e-tierre. 3 Full beds, a must see (not pull out sofas), 2 decks off LR. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 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 Having ballA gala affair for my hospital, and more to-dos. C26-29 We have a winner!Naples writer takes the prize in the Florida WeeklyWriting Challenge. C3 An antique kick off Football toys date back to early days of the NFL. C22 More than 60 theater and opera hopefuls auditioned for 40 roles in the classic Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein operetta Show Boat, a collaborative production of TheatreZone and Opera Naples that plays Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6, at Naples High School. The story chronicles the lives and loves of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River. While rooted in American musical comedy with its 32-bar songs, much of Mr. Kerns music comes straight from the 19th-century operetta and grand opera. With this production, Mark Danni, founding artistic director of TheatreZone, marks his musical, directing and conducting debut with Opera Naples. Baritone John Brandon from the North Carolina Opera and the Nashville Opera makes his Opera Naples debut in the role of handsome riverboat gambler Gaylord Ravenal. Soprano Julie-Anne Hamula debuts as ingnue Magnolia Hawks, an aspiring young performer and daughter of Capn Andy (Frederick Reeder) and his wife Parthy Ann (Debi Guthery). Opera Naples favorite Ashley Howard Wilkinson will play the pivotal role of Joe, the stevedore who sings Ol Man River. Baritone Frederick Reeder performs as showboat impresario Capn Andy.TheatreZone, Opera Naples team up for Show Boat SEE SHOW BOAT, C12 BY KATHY PRUTOSSpecial to Florida Weekly THE BUSIEST DAY OF EVERYONES LIFE IS SOMEDAY, says comedian Steve Mazan, because thats the day everyone schedules things for Someday. They say, Someday Ill follow my dreams and go on that trip around the world. Or, Someday Ill open my own restaurant. Or, Someday Ill quit my job and do what I really want. If you were going to die tomorrow, what would you want to make sure happens (before you do)? Mr. Mazan (pronounced May-ZON) asks. Hes no slouch at following dreams. When he was 12, he saw David Letterman on television, after Johnny Carsons show, and BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ Dying to do LettermanFilm chronicles comedians quest to fulfill his dream l i e you Details about the Naples International Film Festival. C5 >>inside:Steve Mazan kept an eye on his dream until it came true.COURTESY PHOTOSSteve Mazan in the act.If you were going to die tomorrow, what would you want to make sure happens (before you do)? Steve Mazan, comedianSEE NIFF, C4 PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTOChristina Zimmer as Julie LaVern and John McKerrow as Steve Baker

PAGE 62 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. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 I recently spent the afternoon in a bookstore paging through the latest must-reads and soaking up the air-conditioning. It was hot out, one of those early-fall afternoons in South Florida when the heat rips the breath right out of your lungs. I was killing time, having a coffee while I waited for a friend, and as I scanned the cafe I noticed a young woman in knee-high boots. I couldnt help thinking, Shes got to be hot in those boots. This was before our recent cold snap when the thought of wearing calf-length leather still made me break out in a sweat. I took a sip of my iced latte and wondered about the young womans get-up. I didnt have to wonder long. In my next sweep of the caf my friend: still absent I saw a very cute young man. He wore a T-shirt and cargo shorts, flip-flops and a baseball cap, the uniform of the college-aged South Florida male. He was dark-haired and well built, handsome in a frat boy sort of way. The young woman in the too-hot boots noticed too. As I watched, she picked up her laptop and walked straight to him, maneuvering past the other tables in the crowded cafe. Excuse me? she said. The frat boy looked up from his magazine. Im trying to connect to the Internet? And my computers not working? He looked at her and blinked a few times. The man sitting at the table next to him (also cute, but in a geeky, less cool way) spoke up. Let me take a look. The young woman hesitated a second before handing over her computer. When she spoke, she only talked to the first young man. I dont know whats wrong with it, she said.The second man looked over the computer then scrunched his eyebrows together. It says you are connected to the Internet, he said. The woman looked perplexed, but I didnt buy it. Are you sure? she said. The young man with the computer showed the frat boy. Right? The frat boy looked like he might laugh. Its connected, he said. I had the feeling hed seen this game before. The young woman, out of alternatives, thanked them both and walked her knee-high boots back to her seat. Not much later the frat boy got up and left. I turned back to my book and silently shook my head. Such a rookie mistake. But I sympathize. I made the same errors when I was her age, when I thought all I needed was gumption and a hot outfit to snag a man. Its taken me a while to realize otherwise, and sometimes I still forget. Its hard to remember that romance is a dance, a carefully choreographed series of steps where both partners have strict roles. When I start to slip up say, when I meet a great new guy I have to remind myself of a bit of wisdom I once read: The thirsty man comes to the well. In love, its important not to be too thirsty. We should all strive to be the well. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSA thirsty man comes to the well m A t artisHENDERSON


NATURAL & ORGANIC BREAKFAST, LUNCH & WEEKEND BRUNCH GLORIOUS PATIO & COURTYARD DINING Sunday Brunch! ALL DENTAL SERVICESWith This Ad. Expires 11/30/11 20% OFF NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 C3 Wendy Nichols Clark of Naples has won the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge with her short story To Keep Your Balance, inspired by the photograph of a bicycle shown here. Ms. Clark will be our guest at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference coming up Nov. 3-6 at BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Public Library. A professional mom who home schools her two daughters, Ms. Clark says she dreams up stories while chauffeuring them about town, and snatches scraps of time to write while the girls are hanging from the monkey bars, swimming or sleeping. Read more of her work at Thanks to all who took the challenge. To 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 lowcut, 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 mother-in-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. WRITING CHALLENGENaples woman takes the prize

PAGE 64 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 then and there knew he wanted to become a stand-up comedian. Someday, he vowed, hed perform on David Lettermans show. But he went to college, joined the Navy, got an office job. Before he knew it, years had passed. For too many years, I did a lot of stable things, all these things expected of me, he says. It was much easier to go that route. A native Chicagoan, he relocated to California for his job. And away from the influence of scoffers and naysayers, he tried performing stand-up for the first time. He confesses he wasnt that good initially, but in two years time, hed made enough progress that he quit his day job to pursue comedy fulltime. I was living that part of the dream, he says. I thought I was good enough to be on Letterman, and I knew eventually it would happen. I was waiting for it to happen: Someday theyll hear about me, and Ill audition. I was confident that someday that would happen. Thats how comedy works, like every other job. You work hard, people notice. Thats how I got into every club, thats how I got every gig.Wake-up callBut then, in January 2005, he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. It had originated in his intestines and spread to his liver, where he had a dozen tumors. The tumors couldnt be removed, and chemo and radiation would not work. The doctors gave him the worst-case scenario: He could die in five years. He was 34 when it hit him with brandnew clarity that his time on earth was finite. After working through the disbelief and the anger, he realized: Theres a chance you might not be around someday. I need to make (being on Letterman) happen, rather than wait for it to happen. Thats when I decided to start chasing it, rather than wait for it to come to me, he says. Somehow, he had to speed up the process, and get his name in front of the shows booker. As he jokes in the movie, Im not a household name not even in my own house.Book SteveHe started a website,, and directed people to the site at his gigs. There was no Facebook, Twitter or YouTube in 2005, he explains. If people liked his comedy, there was a click here button that sent an e-mail to Mr. Letterman, saying Book Steve. And he got two of his friends, husband-and-wife team Biagio Messina and Joke Fincioen, involved in making a documentary about his quest. Mr. Marzan and his wife, Diane, agreed to let them film the good and the bad. One of two things would happen, he says: I was either going to die, or Id be on Letterman. The result: Dying to Do Letterman, an 80-minute documentary about Mr. Mazans quest to be on The Late Show With David Letterman. The film is one of the full-length features that will be screened at the third annual Naples International Film Festival, happening Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 3-6. Dying to Do Letterman will play at the Silverspot Cinemas at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The filmmakers will discuss the film after each screening and answer questions. And Mr. Mazan will perform at the festivals closing ceremonies Sunday night in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts.A funny cancer storyHe knows its easy for people to get the wrong idea about the film. You say documentary and cancer, and most people say, Im busy that night, he says. But Dying to do Letterman is inspirational and funny, not depressing. We wanted to take some of the power away from cancer and make it about chasing your dream, he says. The movie, he adds, has taken on a life of its own. People write to him on his website, telling him how his story inspired them to chase their own dreams. He recalls that when the filmmakers showed the trailer to some friends, one of the viewers declared, OK, Im buying a drum kit. She always wanted to play the drums, Mr. Mazan explains. It was always in the back of her head that she was going to do that, but she never made any plans. That was her Someday. Someday NIFFFrom page 1 Panel discussions and workshopsThe Independent Filmmaker: A One-Man Band 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 Silverspot Cinema Independent lmmakers often wear many hats writer, producer, director, actor, editor and whatever else is needed to get the project made. Join this conversation about the process of taking an idea all the way to the big screen. Admission: $1 Bringing the Story to the Screen 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 Silverspot Cinema How do you take an idea and turn it into a movie? Visiting lmmakers talk about the process of adaptation. Admission: $1 Legal Ethics: Unraveled, a Case Study In conjunction with Ave Maria School of Law 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 Silverspot Cinema Join professors from Ave Maria School of Law along with practicing attorney and lmmaker Marc Simon for a discussion about the legal and ethical issues raised in Mr. Simons documentary, Unraveled, an un inching look at attorney Mark Drier, who defrauded investors out of more than $750 million before getting caught. Admission: $1 Screenwriting NOW! A workshop with JT ONeal 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 Merrill Lynch in Mercato Join writer/director JT ONeal for useful (and occasionally funny) tips and advice on the art and craft of screenwriting. Mr. ONeal, who wrote and directed Au Pair, Kansas, a narrative feature in this years NIFF lineup, will motivate and encourage anyone with a great idea for a movie to sit down and start writing. Admission: $15 in the know Above: Steve Mazan Right: Mr. Mazan has performed for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan seven times. COURTESY PHOTOSProducers Biagio Messina and Joke Fincioen


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 Im going to do this. Even his wife had a wake-up call. When he received the diagnosis, theyd been dating for less than a year. She insisted they get married. And, seeing her husband chase his dream, she fulfilled her own. She quit her day job and opened a yoga and dance studio.Living vs. routineIts easy to fall into a routine, Mr. Mazan says. You can skate by pretty easily in life by routine, he says. Ill get by, Ill just do enough. How many people are putting all their effort into doing what they really want? When you get a wake-up call or see someone else get a wake-up call, it reminds you that life is pretty easy, but truly living living with a purpose and chasing your dreams is hard. Its easy to do the things you need to do rather than the things you want to do, he adds, but it turns out that the things you want to do are really the things you need to do. Lettermans producer initially told Mr. Mazan it was impossible for him to appear on the show. They were taking it almost as a Make-A-Wish thing, he says. They werent considering I was a professional stand-up comedian. They thought I wanted to be on the show because I had cancer. But I just wanted them to look at me quicker, because I didnt know if I had enough time to go through the normal channels. Though disappointed, Mr. Mazan became even more determined to get on the show. He started sending them DVDs to prove how good he was, that his mission wasnt a put me on because I have cancer thing. I just continued on with the quest. It doesnt spoil the movie to know that Mr. Mazan eventually does get on The Late Show With David Letterman. It was amazing, he says. Its something now if I have a down day or Im not feeling good, I have that memory of being on stage at The Ed Sullivan Theatre. Very few things in life live up to what youve built them up to be, but it really exceeded everything I could imagine, every part of it. Oddly, he didnt feel nervous at all. He says he felt that he had the thoughts and good wishes of all his friends and the people who believed in him. I felt they were all with me. It was like being carried out there, like there was nothing that could go wrong. It was so much fun, he says. A beautiful theater. Hearing Paul Shaffer and the people in the band and the audience laughing. When you get the band to laugh, you think, Its going well. And when he finished, Mr. Letterman came over and shook his hand and said, Very funny. The show put him up in a hotel around the corner from the theater. Funny little coincidence, he says. It was named Dream Hotel. Now that hes fulfilled his dream of being on the show, I plan to be on again, he says. He also has a new dream. He wants the film to be seen by a million people. His book about his journey, Dying to do Letterman: Turning Someday into Today, was published in mid-October by HCI Publishing (which also publishes the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books). It was the journey as much as the destination, Mr. Mazan says. The movie is about the journey, all the places that life takes you once you say to yourself, What am I dying to do? What am I living for? The things that open up for you, once you do. As Mr. Mazan says in his movie: If youre not chasing your dream, youre not living anyways. ANSWERS TO NOTHING Genre: Drama A gritty drama of interwoven stories plays out in Los Angeles against the backdrop of a child kidnapping case. The ensemble cast includes Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey and Zach Gilford. *Adult language, sexual situations. Running time: 120 minutes. 5:15 p.m. Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker attending AS IF I AM NOT THERE Genre: Drama Set in the s during the Bosnian War, Samira, a young teacher from Sarajevo, is teaching in a small village school when soldiers burn the town and take all the villagers to a refugee camp where she is forced to entertain soldiers. In Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Swedish with English subtitles. *Adult language, sexual situations. Running time: 109 minutes. 2:30 p.m. Friday 3:15 p.m. Sunday AU PAIR, KANSAS Genre: Comedy/drama A young Norwegian soccer player arrives in Lindsborg, Kan., to work as an au pair for a recent widow (Traci Lords) and her troubled sons. Running time: 94 minutes. 7:45 p.m. Friday 3:30 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker attending A BEAUTIFUL BELLY Genre: Drama (Florida lm) When Jason gets his long-time crush, Danny, pregnant on their rst date, the two choose to make a life together as husband and wife, but soon realize that theres more to marriage than having a baby. Running time: 94 minutes. 12:45 p.m. Friday 5 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker attending A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ENDINGS Genre: Comedy After learning their father (Harvey Keitel) subjected them to medical experiments when they were children, three brothers deal with their potentially fatal conditions. Running time: 92 minutes. 5:30 p.m. Friday 7:45 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker attending BOTS HIGH Genre: Documentary (Family-friendly, Florida lm) Three teams of high school robotics geeks build and battle their way to a national robotics competition in Miami. Running time: 84 minutes. 2:30 p.m. Friday Filmmaker attending CIRCUS DREAMS Genre: Documentary (Family friendly) Follow a group of sweet, funny and extremely bendy 12to-18-year-olds as they audition for Circus Smirkus, the only traveling kids circus in the United States. Running time: 81 minutes. 2:30 p.m. Sunday DYING TO DO LETTERMAN Genre: Documentary 35-year-old stand-up comedian Steve Mazan learns he is dying of cancer and dedicates the rest of his life to making his dream come true: performing comedy on The Late Show with David Letterman. Running time: 80 minutes. 8:15 p.m. Saturday 1:45 p.m. Sunday Filmmaker attending Mr. Mazan also performing at closing night ceremonies FANNY, ANNIE & DANNY Genre: Black comedy When the three siblings are forced by their powerful mother to reunite for a holiday dinner, everyones worst fears are realized. Running time: 82 minutes. 3 p.m. Friday 5:30 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker attending GUILTY PLEASURES Genre: Documentary This docu-comedy takes viewers on an eyeopening romp to uncover the secrets behind the phenomenal success of the Harlequin Mills and Boon romance empire attempting, along the way, to nd some de nitive answers to the milliondollar question: What do women really want? Running time: 86 minutes. Noon Friday 1:45 p.m. Saturday HAPPY Genre: Documentary Combining powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research and real-life stories of ordinary and extraordinary people around the world, this lm uncovers the secrets behind our most valued emotion. Running time: 77 minutes. 1:45 p.m. Friday 12:05 p.m. Saturday BROTHER (HERMANO) Genre: Drama Two brothers get the opportunity of their lives arrives when a football scout invites them to try out for the citys top professional team just as a tragic act of violence threatens to tear them apart and prevent them from achieving their dreams. In Spanish with English subtitles. *Violence, sexual situations. Running time: 97 minutes. 7:30 p.m. Friday 3:15 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker attending THE HIGHEST PASS Genre: Documentary Soon after Adam Schomer meets modern yogi and guru Anand Mehrotra, they plan an expedition through the highest passes of the Himalayas in Northern India on motorcycles. Running time: 90 minutes. 6:05 p.m. Saturday 12:05 p.m. Sunday Filmmaker attending THE LIE Genre: Drama Lonnie (The Blair Witch Project) panics and tells a shocking lie to justify his absence from work and once the lie is out, theres no going back. Running time: 80 minutes. 8:15 p.m. Friday 2:45 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker attending LOSING CONTROL Genre: Comedy A quirky romantic comedy about a female scientist who wants proof that her boyfriend is the one. Running time: 91 minutes. 11:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday Filmmaker attending SHORTS PACKAGE 1 Genre: Short lms An eclectic mix of short lms from around the world: Love, Lots of It, Le Mirror, The Burying Beetle, Little Horses and Not Over Easy. Running time: 82 minutes. 3:15 p.m. Friday 4 p.m. Sunday SHORTS PACKAGE 2 Genre: Short lms An eclectic mix of short lms from around the world: Death, Taxes & Apple Juice,: The Storyteller, Protect the Nation, Touch, Skatestan, Twos A Crowd and After the Credits. Running time: 79 minutes. 12:25 p.m. Saturday Noon Sunday SILVER TONGUES Genre: Thriller A couple uses their talent for performance as part of a dark game as they drive from town to town donning different personas to deceive and destroy the lives of the people in their path. *Adult language, sexual situations. Running time: 84 minutes. 6 p.m. Saturday 3:45 p.m. Sunday Filmmaker attending TAKE ME HOME Genre: Romantic comedy/drama Sparks y when a fake cabbie (Sam Jaeger, Parenthood) takes an upset passenger on a ride from New York to California. Running time: 97 minutes. 8:30 p.m. Saturday 12:30 p.m. Sunday Filmmaker attending Sunday screening THIS NARROW PLACE Genre: Drama An unlikely friendship between a militant young man from Gaza and an American meth addict has a profound impact on them both. *Violence, sexual situations. Running time: 97 minutes. 3:30 p.m. Friday 12:15 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker attending (as of press time, star likely attending along with director and producer) UNRAVELED Genre: Documentary With unprecedented access, this lm exposes a mastermind of criminal deception, attorney Marc Dreier, who swindled clients out of millions of dollars before he was arrested and convicted. Running time: 78 minutes. 6 p.m. Friday 12:10 p.m. Sunday Filmmaker attending Sunday screening THE WELCOME Genre: Documentary War veterans and their families gather for a deeply moving and healing retreat. Running time: 93 minutes. 5 p.m. Friday 12:35 p.m. Saturday Filmmaker attending WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY Genre: Documentary A portrait of the legendary cartoonist Stan Lee, who co-created more than 500 iconic pop culture characters, including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk. Running time: 80 minutes. 12:15 p.m. Friday 4:15 p.m. Sunday Filmmaker attending in the know Films playing at this years NIFFAll screenings at Silverspot in MercatoBefore the movies5-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 The Philharmonic Center for the ArtsThe Red Carpet Opening Night Film and Party kicks off the third annual NIFF with the Florida premiere of East Fifth Bliss, a comedy/drama starring Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under), Lucy Liu (Charlies Angels) and Peter Fonda. Directed by Michael Knowles, the lm tells the story of Morris Bliss (Mr. Hall), an immature 35-year-old whos stuck in a rut on Manhattans lower east side until an awkward relationship with a precocious 18-year-old shakes up his static world. Filmmakers will attendance for a discussion immediately following the screening. Admission: $29-$129After the movies9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 The Bay House 799 Walkerbilt RoadEat, drink, mix and mingle with visiting lmmakers to celebrate the third annual Naples International Film Festival. Enjoy the casual riverside setting as you nibble on award-winning coastal cuisine or sip a cocktail under the stars on the patio. Live music by Naples own Peacedog band. Admission: $30 in advance, $40 at the door (includes one drink ticket, hors doeuvres and sweets)Closing celebration8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 The Philharmonic Center for the ArtsHonor the lms and lmmakers at the NIFF closing ceremony. After the awards, comedian Steve Mazan, the subject of Dying to do Letterman, an inspirational documentary in the festival lineup, will perform his stand-up act. Admission: $15 Order tickets at www.naples and after parties

PAGE 66 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 Weekend Best Bets Nov. 5: Art in the Park. Naples Art Association/The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517 or Nov. 5: The Bach Ensembles annual Bach Festival. 732-1055 or www.the Nov. 5: Live Painting & Green Frame Design. Cesar Aguilera/Calusa Gallery. 594-3888 or Nov. 6: Naples Daily News Jazz Band. Cambier Park. 213-3058 or www. Nov. 6: The Best of the Best. Naples Players/ETC Readers Theatre. 2637990 or Theater Later Life By The Naples Players through Nov. 19 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or Chapter Two By The Marco Players through Nov. 20 at The Marco Players Theatre, Marco Island. 642-7270 or See story page C15. Handle with Care By Gulfshore Playhouse through Nov. 20 at The Norris Center. Talkbacks with the playwright after the 8 p.m. performance Nov. 10 and the 3 p.m. shows Nov. 13 and 20. 261-7529 or Show Boat A collaborative production of Opera Naples and TheatreZone, Nov. 5-6 at Naples High School. See story on page C1. ETC Readers Theatre The Best of the Best, Nov. 6 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Rumors By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 19. 332-4488 or See review on page C8. The Interview By Laboratory Theater of Florida, 4-5 and 10-12. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or Dress Rehearsal for Murder By the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Youth Theater Department, 7 p.m. Nov. 5 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, $5. 495-8989 or Three Sisters By Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Theatre Lab Nov. 9-13 and 16-20 at FGCU. $7. http://theatrelab. Sugar At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, though Nov. 19. 278-4422 or Pinkalicious At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Nov. 11. 278-4422 or www.broad Thursday, Nov. 3 Mercato Nights Jazz-blues powerhouse Kaleigh Baker performs from 6-9 p.m. in the piazza next to Bravo! Cucina Italiana at Mercato. Jazz Night Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band perform from 6-9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Friday, Nov. 4 Outside the Box Outside the Box Studio holds open house for adults from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and for children and teens from 4-6 p.m. A demonstration of capoeira, the Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, sports and music, begins at 7 p.m. 1660 Trade Center Way. Handbags & More The ninth annual Handbag Happy Hour to benefit the Island Coast AIDS Network runs from 4-9 p.m. at Miromar Design Center. Enjoy a CHICOS fashion show along with silent and live auctions on a variety of handbags. 337-2391, ext. 211, or More Jazz A jazz ensemble from the FGCU Bower School of Music performs at 7:30 p.m. at the school. Free. 590-7851 or Fort Myers Art Art Walk happens from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Country Blues Frank Corsos Spoonful performs from 8-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Saturday, Nov. 5 Holiday Bazaar Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church at Immokalee and Airport roads holds its holiday bazaar from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fine Art The eighth bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show takes place today and Sunday at Miromar Outlets. 7553088 or Trunk Show Petunias of Naples hosts a Rene Rey wearable sculpture trunk show from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Joy Rocco will have a book signig at the store from 1-5 p.m. 852 Fifth Ave. S. Roots and Shoots Kids ages 5-12 and their parents are invited to Outside the Box Studio from 11 a.m. to noon to paint personalized fabric bags that will be delivered to children at the House of Gaia Haiti in December. 1660 Trade Center Way. Artists at Work The Galleries of Crayton Cove present artist demonstrations from 1-4 p.m. 659-2787 or Broadway Superstar Audra McDonald joins the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to kick off the orchestras 30thanniversary season. 597-1900 or www. See story on page C20. Sunday, Nov. 6 Pancake Breakfast The Marco Firehouse Pancake Breakfast runs from 8 a.m.-noon at the fire station, 1280 San Marco Road. $6. 642-9122 or 331-0908. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOA reception for the World Views exhibit runs from 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Sultan Gallery at KVS Interior Design. The show features the work of 10 artists, including Inez Hudson, whose Harmony is pictured here. 3820 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs. 949-6700. Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents a screening and discussion of Wasteland (Brazil, 2010) from 1-4 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737. Bluegrass & More The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents Pickn in Paradise from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road, Estero. Performers include Telegraph Creek and the Bugtussle Ramblers. 248-8906 or www.acousticmusic Playhouse Party The seventh annual Gulfshore Playhouse Ambassadors Reception starts at 6 p.m. at Naples Tomato. $75. 261-7529 or www. Major-Minor Music Musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra play alongside professional members of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra beginning at 7 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $15. 597-1900 or Monday, Nov. 7 B-I-N-G-O! Bingo season is under way at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. The doors at 991 Winterberry Drive open at 5:30 p.m. for a free kosher hot dog supper, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Gals Night Out Mongellos Restaurant welcomes the ladies to dinner, a fashion show and entertainment from 6-10 p.m. to benefit the American Cancer Society. $24.95. 4221 Tamiami Trail. 793-2644. Tuesday, Nov. 8 Music History Country Blues: From the Cradle starts at 2 p.m. at the Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive. Learn about this American art form from Danny Jo, who tells its story through songs and narrative. 394-3272 or library. Write On How to Easily Print and Publish Your Book, Yourself starts at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0177 or Western Classic The movie True Grit begins at 5 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or www.colliergov. net/library. Patriotic Art A reception for Salute to Service: America at War, a non-juried art exhibition, takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The exhibit runs through Nov. 30. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 Wednesday, Nov. 9 Hats On! Naples Botanical Garden holds the eighth annual Hats in the Garden: from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a parade of millinery styles and a presentation by Remco van Vliet, creative designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 6437275 or Swamp Saga Swamplandia by Karen Russell is the topic of a discussion led by librarian Gwynn Goodman at 2 p.m. at the Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive. 3943272 or Tea and Intrigue The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Janina Birtolo in Tea with Gertrude Bell Queen of the Desert, Masterful Spy & Diplomat from 2-4 p.m. at Northern Trust Bank in Bonita. 495-8989 or www. Music Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents From Russia to Broadway, a faculty and guest artist recital with baritone Carl Ratner and pianist Michael Baron, at 7:30 p.m. in the music building. $7. 590-7851 or pharkins Open Mic Its open mic night for singers, songwriters and musicians from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming Up Watercolor Workshop The Pour, a watercolor technique workshop, runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10-11 at The Rosen Gallery & Studios. $99. 2172 J&C Blvd. (321) 277-9880 or patty@ New Museum The Museum of Military Memorabilia at Naples Municipal Airport celebrates its grand opening Nov. 11. Doors open at 9 a.m., and activities are from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. A Remember When celebration takes place from 5-9 p.m., featuring mess hall rations and sounds of the past. $25. 5750401 or 262-8346. Pastel Show The Southwest Florida Pastel Society hosts its second annual Show of Small Works Nov. 11-22 in the Falciglia Gallery at Hodges University-Naples. An opening reception takes place from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 11. 2655 Northbrooke Dr. 596-2257. Trunk Show Worth New York presents a holiday trunk show Nov. 11-17 at 380 10th St. S., #101. For reservations: 860-3100 or Artcrafters The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art and Craft Show runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12 in Cambier Park. 250-0804. Naples Concert Band Mayor Bill Barnett will be the guest conductor for the Naples Concert Bands concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 in Cambier Park. Free. Opera Classic Sarasota Opera, the resident opera company of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, presents Madama B utterfl y at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Fall Fest The Peace Early Learning Center celebrates its grand opening with a fall family festival from 10 am.2 p.m. Nov. 12. 9850 Immokalee Road. 354-9140 or www.PeaceLutheranNaples. org. Art After Dark The Galleries of Crayton Cove, nine galleries and artrelated businesses, will be open from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12 with food, drink and other festivities. 659-2878. Foreign Film The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Chocolat at 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Fall Fun Covenant Church of Naples/PCA hosts Happy Fall, Yall from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 18, with a hayride, carnival games, storytelling, music and more. 6926 Trail Blvd. 597-3464 or www. Naples Music Club Pianist Anne Roberts performs at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at First United Methodist Church. A freewill offering will benefit the Naples Music Clubs scholarship fund. 388 First Ave. S. 273-6622 or www.naplesmusic Submit calendar listings and photos to no later than noon Sunday for Thursdays publication. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOLouis Vuitton Building, an oil on canvas by Richard Haas, is part of the new exhibit that opens the 49th season at Harmon Meek Gallery on Nov. 7. 599 Ninth St. N., in the Capital Bank Centre. 261-2637. Brand New Dinner Menu with 60+ itemsWhere you can nd authentic Italian dishes cherished as a heritage for generations at Chef Palazzos Family. DRAMATIC CHANGE AT VERGINADinner includes Salad, Turkey with all the trimmings and Pumpkin Pie.Traditional anksgiving Dinner $24.95Dinner service starts at Noon Reservations recommended


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Frankly, my mood was as foul as the weather. Not exactly the best frame of mind in which to see a comedy or maybe the ideal frame of mind in which to see one, because I obviously needed it. It was opening night of the 14th season at Florida Repertory Theatre. I took my seat and prepared to watch Neil Simons Rumors, a farce. Then I laughed. I laughed again. Soon I was roaring. And the rest of the audience was, too. Every so often, a part of a line would be drowned out by laughter. Some of the characters were so funny they didnt even get to finish their line before people started laughing. The producers of the original Broadway show claimed Rumors has 6,000 laughs. Unfortunately, I cant verify that. I was too busy laughing to keep count. The show begins mid-action. A couple, Chris (Michelle Damato) and Ken (Brad DePlanche) have arrived at their friends anniversary party, when they hear gunshots. They break into the house, only to find their host bleeding from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife is nowhere to be found, and the help is missing, too. Its all very curious, and the two are in a panic. Chris and Ken want to keep the incident quiet, because the host is not only their friend, but the deputy mayor of New York. Besides, they dont even know whats happened. But they plot to keep the other dinner guests in the dark when they arrive. Of course, despite their promise to each other, neither can wait to give their friends the low-down. The two-story house is elegant with understated gray walls (set design by Jim Hunter). The owners are obviously wealthy; the dcor is on the bland side and doesnt show any personality. Theres a couch and some chairs for the guests to flop into or hide behind, and a staircase leading to the second floor that gives some of the characters quite a workout as they run up and down throughout the show. And, as farces require, there are a number of doors (six, in this case), most of which get their own a good workout as theyre flung open and slammed shut, over and over. Thanks to Roberta Malcolms costuming, the men look sharp in their tuxes and the women lovely in their gowns. These people are definitely the upper crust, driving BMWs, attending charity events (and buying a new dress for each fundraiser they attend.) Mr. Simon introduces us to his characters couple-by-couple, as they arrive at the house. (Even the police officers who show up Mark Chambers and Julianne Avolio are a unit.) While Rumors isnt a deep or multi-layered play it exists purely to entertain and make us laugh its very revealing when it comes to married couples. They bicker and fight, throwing lines at each other like prizefighters in a ring. They have mini-power struggles. They drop little comments that drip with sarcasm. All their little spats and disagreements rang so true that I truly believed each couple had been long married. Claire (Carrie Lund) and Lenny (David Breitbarth) are the second couple to arrive. Theyve heard rumors about the hosts. Lennys heard that the hostess is having an affair, while Claires heard its the husband whos cheating. What is rumor? What is true? Youre never quite sure with this play. The third set of couples to arrive is Ernie (David S. Howard) and Cookie (Viki Boyle). Shes a TV cooking personality and hes an analyst. The two have two of the best lines in the play (his in act one, hers in act two), which unfortunately cant be printed. And Mr. Howard gets laughs just by how he says Hello when he answers the phone. Glenn (Peter Thomasson), whos running for state senate, and Cassie (Jackie Schram) round out this quartet of couples. Mr. Thomasson, with his silver hair and spray-on tan, preens before the mirror and, dripping with insincerity, is the perfect representation of a slimy politician. His wife, on the other hand, is haughty, and when she gets angry with him, decides to flirt with someone elses husband. Director Robert Cacioppo has cast well every actor in this ensemble is truly funny and adept at comedy, physical and spoken. Ms. Lund is particularly droll; she gets off many dry lines throughout the night. Mr. DePlanche and Mr. Breitbarth are also comedic pros; I especially loved a scene where they were both holding the phone and wrestling with it while arguing. And Ms. Damato had the audience in stitches, especially when shed had too much to drink. Mr. Cacioppo also worked his actors physical differences into the show, to great humorous effect. Ms. Schram, whos tall and slender, must tower well over 6 feet in her stilettos. Ms. Damato, on the other hand, is petit e. The Muttand-Jeff effect is very funny. I saw another production of this play earlier this year and didnt laugh quite as much. This ensemble understands the nuances of the dialogue, and things that werent funny in the earlier production are now. With just a gesture, or one word or an expression, they have the audience helplessly laughing. Mr. Simon wrote Rumors with all the comedic ammunition he had at hand. Theres physical humor, slapstick, one-liners, situational humor, set-ups and recurring jokes. And this ensemble knows how to do justice to it all. Mr. Simon has some terrific lines in this play take, for example: They were as close as freshly laid wallpaper. Its not only a great image, but his choice of the word laid also adds to the sexual innuendo of the comment. Theres also: I want us to be the way we were before we became the way we are. Rumors opens at a fairly frantic pace and grows only more manic as the action continues. Its brilliant and wonderful, sheer lunacy that wildly veers from disaster to disaster, growing more absurd by the minute. If youre in desperate need of some levity, Rumors is definitely the play to see. DAVID DACK MAKI / COURTESY PHOTO The cast of Rumors at Florida Repertory Theatre Rumors>> When: Through Nov. 19 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre at the historic Arcade Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Tickets: $40 and $45 >> Info: 332-4488 or www.BoxOf in the know


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A champagne dessert reception will toast The Best of the Best, encore readings of four crowd-pleasing plays to open the Naples Players ETC... Readers Theatres 10th season at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. The plays are: Blind Date by Horton Foote Directed by Diane Davis, the cast consists of Keith Gahagan, Linda Hammer, Val Kuffel and Gabrielle Laskey. A well-meaning aunt tries to set her niece up with a nice young man. But is anyone good enough? Just ask the niece. The Processional by Robert Kemnits and Jennifer McMaster Directed by Carole Fenstermacher and starring Julie Broadhurst, Dede Brownlee, Peter Donnelly, Frank Garofalo and Todd Irby. A typical wedding rehearsal? Not even close. A Sunny Morning by Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero Directed by Peggy Dunnagan and featuring Glenda Armstrong, Al Bruggemeyer, Bob Evans and Elaine Hankin. A classy woman of 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! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 JAZZ IT UP! BEGINING IN NOVEMBER 6-9pmFeaturing VICTOR GUITTARD Sax, Guitar & Vocals 6-9pmFeaturing VICTOR GUITTARD Sax, Guitar & Vocals 6-9pmFeaturing CHARLIE SHERRILL Sax & Vocals 8:30-11:30pmFeaturing DOC Keyboard & Vocals 11am-2pmFeaturing VICTOR GUITTARD Sax, Guitar & Vocals Victor Guittard DOCCharlie Sherrill Hurley Travel Experts welcomes Lillian Rudd to the growing team of Luxury Travel Advisors! Lois Moran, CTC. DS Senior Luxury Travel Betsy Patton, CTC. DS Senior Luxury Travel Lillian Rudd, CTC. DSSenior Luxury Travel Advisor 6646 Willow Park Drive, Suite 5 Naples, FL 34109 239-594-7400ETC Readers Theatre presents Best of the Best in four short playsThe 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. Openings are for 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 will be Feb. 1-25 (preview on 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. Doubt offers a tough and timely examination of the line between gossip and truth, justice and compassion, certainty and 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 Doubt 2500 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples Contact Katie Broxson at (239) 963-3162 Golf Course Bears Paw Country Club OPENHOUSENovember 6th 1-4pm NAPLES PLAYERS NEWSa certain age and an old curmudgeon meet on a park bench. Is it their first encounter? So Please Be Kind by Frank Gilroy Directed by Bob Garnett and starring Debi Garnett, Jeff Manning and Robert Nardi. Can a famous actor have an effect on a couples passionate tryst when they cant even remember his name? Tickets for $10 each are available at the box office or by calling 263-7990.The 2011-12 ETC Readers Theatre season continues with readings on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3 (winners of the 2011 new play contest); Sunday, Feb. 19; Sunday, April 1; and Sunday, May 13.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 C23 The McRib sandwich is back and every bit as good as you remember! Tender boneless pork smothered in hickory BBQ sauce, pickles and onion all on a corn-dusted roll. Try one with a Dr Pepper and Americas Favorite Fries.At participating McDonalds. Limited time only. McDonalds DR PEPPER is a registered trademark of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. my saucy celebrationand other private companies. The tokens pictured various designs, advertising and political themes. They usually were made of copper and were about the size of the large penny of that era. The Coinage Act went into effect when President Martin Van Buren, Jacksons successor, was in office. The words on your token were used by Van Buren in his inaugural address. The animal is a jackass. The turtle on the other side is carrying a safe. Value of your token: less than $25. Q: I have a pair of vaseline glass candleholders that are 9 inches tall. They are each on a six-sided double stand. They have an off-white cross with a figure of Jesus in gold. Also in gold are the letters I.N.R.I. They have been in my family a long time. Someone told me they are more than 100 years old, but I know they were a wedding gift to my parents in 1916. I would appreciate any comment you may have about them. A: Pressed-glass crucifix candleholders were a popular religious item in the early 1900s, and were made by several different companies in various sizes and colors, including clear glass, milk glass, amber, blue, green, marigold, opal, purple and vaseline glass. Cambridge Glass Co. offered crucifix candlesticks in its 1903 catalog. McKee Glass Co. also made crucifix candlesticks in the early 1900s. The letters I.N.R.I stand for the Latin words that translate to Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews. A shipment of crucifix candlesticks was found in the wreckage of a steam-powered ocean liner that sank off the coast of Nantucket after colliding with another ocean liner in 1909. An ordinary pressed glass crucifix candlestick sells for $10 to $20. If the gold decoration on your pair is original, they would be worth more. Q: I have a teepee teapot, probably purchased in the earlyto mid-1950s by my parents during a trip to Canada. The spout is an Indian chief with headdress, and the handle is designed as a totem pole. The pot has a moose and leaves on it. The bottom says Cliff, Newport Pottery of England, Greetings from Canada. Any information about it? A: Clarice Cliff (1899-1972) was a designer who worked at several English potteries, including Newport Pottery. Shes best known for her brightly colored Art Deco designs. Your Teepee teapot was designed in 1939 by Betty Sylvester, an apprentice at the pottery, but it was not produced until 1947. Kovels Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide lists the teapot at $450. Tip: Baking soda and vinegar or lemon juice can be used to remove rust. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. Write to Kovels (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. were about the size of y o f that era. The e nt into effect whe n i n Van Buren, Jac kr, was in o ff ice. n y our to k en a n Buren in h is e ss. The ani T h e turt l e on s carryin g a o ur toke n: a n h at t a l l. h s s fJesusin steampowered ocean l the coast o f Nantucket a another ocean liner in p ressed g lass cruci f ix f or $10 to $20. If th e on y our pa ir is origi n w ort h more Q: I h ave a teep e purchased in the e b y my parents d uri n The sp out is an I h eaddress, and the h a s a totem po l e. T h e and leaves on it. The Newport Pottery o ings from Canada ab out it ? A ( 1 8 d w E This 8-inch-tall football player is made of cast iron. With the help of a lever and a spring, he kicks the football. The toy was sold for $547 by RSL Auction Co. of Oldwick, N.J., in 2009. Interactive Friendly Pirate Fun for the Whole Family 1-800-776-3735 2500 Main Street Ft Myers Beach Salty Sams Waterfront Adventures Arrive 30-40 minutes prior to departure. Call For Times and Reservations 1-800-776-3735 2 2 2 2 2 W W W W W W W W W W I


TRUCKLOAD SALE! FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY The Areas Largest Retail Orchid & Bromeliad Nursery!10th Anniversary Sa l e! Wednesday-Saturday November 9th-12th 9-5 Every Day!Famous Ghost Orchids Limited Supply! 600 beautiful plants just arrived from Thailand!20% Off Holiday Living Plant Arrangements All Bromeliads Buy 5-Get 1 FREE Ceramic pots from Vietnam & China NEW! Daily Specials! Directions: 2 lights south of Gladiolus on 41 turn east on Briarcliff, go 1 miles to a right on S. Pebble Lane. Greenhouses are mile on the left. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 Get in step for literacy Literacy Volunteers of Collier County will hold the fifth annual Dancing with the Stars for Literacy on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. A number of prominent Neapolitans are paired with professional dancers to perform. They are: Sandra Buxton, chairman, Make a Wish Foundation; Judy Hessenauer, Sanitasole Adult Day Services and Assisted Living Facility, Marco Island; Joe-Jo Jennings, board member of the Young Professionals of Naples; Chad Oliver, ABC7 morning anchor; Chef Pyro Rodriguez; Mayela Rosales, executive vice president, Azteca America; and Lisa Wilson, director of marketing and membership, Bay Colony Golf Club. Jean Herzog will be a special guest dancer. Tickets are $175 per person. For reservations or more information, call LVCC at 262-4448 or visit www.collierliteracy. org. A patriotic salute to the artsThe 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 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. Additional keys will be sold for $50. For more information, call 642-8800.Giddyup for a good timeNaples 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. Go black tie For Make-A-WishThe 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 Luncheon to help mend broken heartsEducator, author, filmmaker, cultural theorist and anti-violence advocate Jackson Katz will be the keynote speaker at the Shelter for Abused Women & Childrens 12 annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Internationally recognized for his work in gender violence prevention education in schools, the military and sports culture, Dr. Katz is the co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics. He also serves as director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps., MPV-MC. In addition to Dr. Katzs keynote presentation, the afternoon will feature: a designer boutique and silent auction. Tickets are $350 per person $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 775-3862, ext. 261, or e-mail cdalessandro@naplesshelter.orgStep back in time to old Havana Guests will be transported to vintage Cuba for An Evening in Old Havana at the David Lawrence Foundations signature destination-drive gala on Friday, Jan. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. From the dcor to the cocktails and music, everything will be reminiscent of Havanas opulent social clubs of the 1930s. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $5,000 per table of 10. A variety of sponsorship opportunities and levels are also available. For more information, call the David Lawrence Foundation at 354-1416. Youth Haven hosts Olympian skater Olympic speed skater and eight-time medalist Apolo Anton Ohno will be the guest speaker at Youth Havens SAVE THE DATE KATZ


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 C25 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 Home Hope Healing luncheon Thursday, March 22, at the Naples Grande. Tickets are $250 per person, or $1,000 for two people and a pre-luncheon reception with Mr. Ohno. Sponsorship opportunities from $2,500 to $15,000 for business and individuals are available now. Youth Haven provides a home for children who have been removed from their families by the authorities because they are in grave danger of further physical or sexual trauma, emotional abuse and/or neglect. For more information, contact Jamie Gregor, Youth Haven director of marketing and communications, at 6875153 or Make a date for clinic block partyThe Neighborhood Health Clinic hosts its ninth annual Neighborhood Block Party: The Party with a Purpose To Save Lives on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing to Cahlua and Cream. Arthrex is the platinum sponsor for the third year. Tickets are $250 per person. Invitations will be mailed in early January. For information about sponsorships or becoming involved with block party plans or clinic operations as a volunteer, contact Nikki Strong, director of development and communications, at 2602080 or for Haiti plans garden galaHope for Haiti holds its 2012 gala, A Passport to the Secret Garden, from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the St. Ann Jubilee Center. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions, raffle drawing, entertainment and more. Tickets are $300 per person. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Elizabeth Davison at 434-7183 or Palm school will honor DonahuesThe faculty, staff and families of Royal Palm Academy will honor Jack and Rhodora Donahue at the schools Denim and Diamonds gala beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. The Donahues are longtime Naples residents whose daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Patrick Moore, founded Royal Palm Academy in 1998. Chair of the event is Diano Boghigian. Tickets are $100 per person. For reservations or more information, call the school at 594-9888. SAVE THE DATE OHNO FALL FUEL SALE!$3.59 PER GALLON90 OCTANE NON-ETHANOAL FUELHome of Jacks River Bar Join the Club!Naples Harbour, 475 North Road, Naples, FL 34104LOCATED RIGHT BEHIND THE NAPLES AIRPORT!To come by boat, go under the bridge at Tin City past Bayfront, 7 minutes and we will be on the right.(239) 213-1441www.

PAGE 86 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 Worlds Best Small Ship Cruise Line Luxury Cruising At Its Finest Your Own Private Club At SeaPlease join us to learn details on exciting offers for 2012 & 2013. Celebrate the three new Seabourn Ships:Odyssey Sojourn Quest239-594-7400 6646 Willow Park Drive, Suite 5 Naples, FL 34109We are excited to welcome Seabourn to our new office and present details about their three newest ships. William (Mitch) N. Mitchell Senior VP of Operations Wednesday, November 16th at 3:00pmRSVP by Friday, November 11thSeating is limited. Celebrating Eden Autisms 15th year in Southwest FloridaSOCIETY 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. Steve Marino, Tammy Surratt Marino and Bill Rogers 2. Kelly Schoen, Jill Spanbauer, Jack Eimerman 3. Bob Goldman, Susan Suarez and Tom McCool 4. David Varoski, Jeanne and Leland Burton 5. Ellen and Ed Wollman, Merry Lee Kandel and Barbara Lindner 1 2 3 5 4COURTESY PHOTOS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Celebrating NCH at the This Is My Hospital ball 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 5 4 8 7 61. Melissa Kaplan and Gerrianne Puntervold 2. Steven and Bonnie Miller 3. Rev. Michael Harper and Leslie Bartos 4. Shree Yerramilli, Karen Lambers and Charina Yango 5. Dr. MIchael Damask, Lori Joyce, Heather and Art Burton 6. Gina and Dave Neill 7. Stacy Herring and Sue Letizia 8. Mayela and Orlando RosalesBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 88 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by like us on facebook Handle with Care opening night for Gulfshore PlayhouseSOCIETY 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@ PHOTOS A fundraiser at Alamanda Cottage for The Brody Project 1. Tom Smith, Dylan Sanders, Tom and Nicole Graney, Andy and Jessica Colon, Michael LaRose 2. Donna Montgomery, Don Gunther, Jean Atherton, Steven Humphrey and Christine Paddock 3. Melanie Lisby and Kathleen van Bergen 4. Bob Harden, Kristen Coury and playwright Jason Odell Williams 1 2 4 3 1 2 5 4 31. Robyn Pfister Griffin 2. Hosts Diane and Mark Koestner 3. Lisa Walkup with Simon, a Brody Project therapy dog 4. Christine and Peter Miles with Karen Lasker 5. Joie WilsonSODERQUIST PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY PHOTOS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 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 Kicking off the Relay For Life East NaplesSOCIETY 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. Kyle Parker 2. Faye Hunt and Mary Lynn Murphy 3. Sheila Sheridan and Sue Koehler 4. Barbara Burnett, Ray Pelletier and Ricky Pelletier 1. 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ky 2 2. 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 F a 3. S h 4. B a R 2 1 3 4MARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Carol Fries and Nancy Markham 2. Rosalie Rhodes and Pat Chadee 3. Jeff Macasevich and Karole Davis 4. Donna Fiala and Angie Davis 1 2 4 3Southwest Florida Yard and Garden Show

PAGE 90 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 River Bar T b T B P F W F River Bar OPEN W F Join Jack s Club v Great food!Cold drinks!Good times! never F v v y Best 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! Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Caf Lurcat, 494 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 213-3357 Despite its grand scale vaulted ceilings, oversized pendant lamps, sprawling dining areas spilling into the outdoors Caf Lurcat manages to create a sense of warmth with muted colors, light woods and white linens. Its the kind of place where you want to slow down and savor several courses of food and several glasses of wine though it will come at a price ($14.50 for a single crab cake). The menu ranges from simple comfort food (pot roast or roasted chicken and grapes) to more complex creations (pork tenderloin with spiced cherries and couscous with toasted pumpkin seeds). Either way you go, you wont be disappointed. Even side dishes a mlange of English peas, sugar snap peas and fresh fava beans sa uted in b utter for us will delight. But be sure to save room for the signature cinnamon-sugar doughnuts or fried huckleberry pie. Dessert is not to be missed. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2011Mimis Cooking, Orange Pine Plaza, 2099 Pine Ridge Road; 566-2275 Theres no bad time to visit Mimis, but going before the height of the winter season means there likely wont be a crush of people there, leaving the staff to lavish its wonderful service and great food on you. The intimate dining room has the charming ambience of a Parisian caf, and the kitchen serves food to match. Both the classic bouillabaisse and coq au vin were flawless, as were appetizers of endive salad with spinach, Roquefort cheese chunks and sesame dressing and organic carrot and ginger soup. Portions are realistically sized, just right for a single sitting. Dont miss dessert. We shared an outstanding warm apple tarte tatin with whipped cream. Service was efficient and warm. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011Pagellis Italiano, Coconut Point, 8017 Plaza Del Lago, Estero; 226-4242 Italian classics are served with a twist in a sprawling setting that evokes an outdoor plaza with textured plaster and lots of metal work. Inspired by the Pagelli familys Sicilian roots, the menu covers a lot of territory, including hearth-baked pizza, grilled meats and seafood as well as the usual Italian pastas and baked dishes. A warning about the small plates: The crunchy prosciutto-arugula flatbread and rustic sausage-roasted potato plate we had were ample enough to serve as entrees and both were delicious. Entrees were equally well conceived and executed. The veal and sea scallop rosemary with capellini was a most unexpected pairing; meat and seafood were cooked perfectly, and the rosemary added depth to the tomato sauce. A steak and shrimp combo was also well done, though the peppercorn sauce paired with the beef didnt bring much to the plate. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2011Shulas Steak House, Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 430-4999 You dont have to love football to enjoy a meal at Shulas, but Miami Dolphins fans get an added bonus of dining amidst a host of memorabilia from the legendary undefeated team of 1972. Oh yes, and the cuts of beef are listed on a Don Shula-signed football delivered to the table. Beyond that, the place has the feel of a well-appointed mens club with service to match. Although steak is the star here, seafood lovers arent ignored, with offerings such as crab cakes and lobster bisque. I enjoyed a salad of beefsteak tomatoes and tangy gorgonzola and, as with most items here, it could have been a meal in itself. Both a prime rib and a 24-ounce Porterhouse steak were properly cooked and seasoned just enough to enhance the meats natural flavor. Grilled asparagus and lobster mashed potatoes were well-done (a la carte) side dishes. Lava cake with vanilla ice cream was just the right finish to an indulgent meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2010USS Nemo Undersea Cuisine, 3745 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples; 261-6366 Chef Nicolas Merciers artful way with seafood and just about everything else is impressive. Seafood dominates the menu, but there are a handful of meat dishes and an adventurous kids menu as well. I loved the 26-item sake menu from which we sampled Wakatake and Hakutsuruda, both of which went well with appetizers of goat cheese and tuna tartare and an imaginative seaweed and seafood trilogy (three kinds of seaweed, salmon, sea bass and lobster). Miso-broiled sea bass and diver scallops with roasted red pepper and vanilla sauce were expertly prepared and presented. The trinity of profiteroles, which included Japanese plum, adzuki and ginger ice creams, was delightful. Somewhat less successful was the service, which was good until dessert, when the server had to also attend to outdoor tables. Tables are tightly grouped, adding a taste of reality to the submarine theme. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2010 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 SAM TADROS ALREADY HAD SUCCESSFUL REStaurants under his belt before he opened Figs Grille last month in Bonita Springs. The chef behind the popular Sam-Bucco Bistro in North Naples, he also was the original owner of La Fontanella in Bonita, which he sold some years ago. Mr. Tadros latest project ventures beyond Italy to explore the cuisines of Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Lebanon and France. Its a worthy and welcome concept, considering how inadequately some of the regions are represented on the Southwest Florida restaurant scene. The multinational approach also encourages repeat business, because diners can border hop each time they return. Not in the mood for Turkish kebobs this time? Try a classic French duck confit. Such diversity can be a bit daunting on the first visit. With a party of just two, we barely scratched the surface of the menu. But considering how well conceived and well executed those few dishes were, it wont be long before we return to sample more of Figs Mediterranean pleasures. Despite being so new, the restaurant already appears to have garnered good word of mouth, probably due to Mr. Tadros fine reputation in the area. The dining room was steadily busy on a weeknight, and most seasonal residents havent even returned yet. The restaurants traffic could be a needed boon to Bonita Commons, a sparsely occupied plaza across U.S. 41 from Bonita Bay. When you cross the threshold of Figs, its easy to forget that youre in a commercial strip center. Middle Eastern tapestries adorn the walls in the garnet and gold dining room. Ceiling lamps evoke Morocco, and ethnic music plays softly in the background, but the effect is understated. Prepare for a magic carpet ride, the dcor seems to whisper (rather than scream). Mr. Tadros warm presence was felt throughout the restaurant, as he spread hospitality and ensured that dishes were representing him well. Clearly, he has a well-trained kitchen staff because we found very little to quibble with at our table. Service lagged a bit at times, as when we were ready to begin ordering, but we werent in a hurry so it wasnt particularly troubling. Figs offers a full bar as well as a decent wine list. I sipped a glass of Ruta 22 Malbec from Argentina ($8), a lovely violet-hued wine with a note of cassis. While awaiting appetizers, we enjoyed a basket of focaccia and pita breads along with sundried-tomato tapenade a SamBucco signature touch. Whichever country you decide to visit for your main course, your meal should begin with mezze, a sampler platter of spreads and vegetables served with pita bread. The half-order ($9.25) is a perfect appetizer for two people, as it awakens the palate with a cornucopia of flavors but leaves you anticipating more good things to come. The plate included lush, well-seasoned renditions of hummus and moutabel (baba ganoush) as well as nicely charred grilled eggplant and cacik, a tangy and refreshing salad of cucumber, yogurt and mint. Stacked in the middle of the plate were lightly pickled haricot vert, slender carrots and cucumber planks. Not a mezze morsel went to waste. The same was true with the breaded and fried goat cheese ($9.95), which was served on a bed of arugula with dried figs and a drizzle of port wine-lingonberry reduction. The concentrated sweetness of the figs was a good complement to the tangy cheese, peppery greens and tart sauce. Entrees arrived soon after we cleaned our appetizer plates. Again, narrowing down the choices was no easy task. The duck two ways (grilled and confit) beckoned, as did moussaka and sauted calamari with chorizo and white beans. Kebobs, available in several variations, were a given. Our server recommended the Adana kebobs ($19.50) as a representative Turkish dish (Adana is the countrys fifth largest city). These were a mixture of minced lamb and beef formed into long rolls, skewered and grilled. The meat was so well blended it was impossible to separate the two flavors, which is saying a lot, because lamb has such a distinctive essence; it was spiked with Sams special seasoning, which offered hints of cumin, coriander and other Mediterranean spices. The kebobs were accompanied by nicely grilled red onion and tomato and served with a flaky short-grained rice. From the entre specialties we chose terra maris ($26.95), which we inferred means something like turf and surf filet mignon medallions and shrimp, in this case. Both were equally well cooked, the succulent beef having a slight crust but deep-red, juicy interior, the shrimp grilled to the ideal point of being just barely cooked through (an enviable state I always seem to overshoot when grilling at home). The steak was topped with sweet, caramelized onions as well as port wine sauce and fig chutney. Too much? Perhaps, but I wouldnt have wanted to surrender any of it. Even the potato ratatouille with peas and crumbled Roquefort seemed indispensable. When it comes to dessert, I tend to prefer fruity or creamy after a heavy meal. Fortunately, my dining companion feels the opposite way, so I was able to enjoy a couple of spoonfuls of her divinely fudgy chocolate marquise. Still, I preferred my lemon semifreddo, a sort of half-frozen mousse/ice cream served in a pool of creme anglaise. To each his own. Figs Grille covers a lot of culinary territory and it does so very well. CUISINE food & wine CALENDAR Friday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., Ale xanders Restaurant: The restaurants 18th annual wine dinner features a champagne reception and five courses; $90, 4077 Tamiami Trail; 262-4999. Friday, Nov. 4, 4-6 p .m., T onys Off Third: Sample a variety of pastries as part of the Cuisine Managements 40th anniversary celebration; 1300 Third St. S. Saturday, Nov. 5, 811 p .m., 13th Ave. S.: Ridgway Bar & Grill takes over the street for Cuisine Managements 40th anniversary street party. Live music, cake, a raffle (prizes announced from 8:30-9 p.m.), food, drink and more with a portion of proceeds benefitting YMCA of the Palms. Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 9-11 1 0 a.m.-10 p.m., Bleu Cellar: Enjoy special tastings to celebrate the opening of Bleu Provences retail wine store. 1234 Eighth St. S.; 261-8125. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m1 p .m., Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Join Chef David Gosset as he demonstrates a variety of holiday side dishes, and then enjoy a three-course meal with a glass of wine; $35, 8985 Tamiami Trail N.; 598-2424. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 57 p .m., Decanted Wines: Anthony Bell of Bell Winery introduces his handcrafted cabernet sauvignon; $5, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Thursday, Nov. 10, 57 p .m., Decanted Wines: Sample some top California wines along with heavy appetizers at this benefit for the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida; $50, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Saturday, Nov. 12, 6 p .m., R eal Seafood Company: Chow down on all the oysters you can eat raw, grilled, fried, steamed and Florentine along with a three-course dinner; $39.95, 8960 Fontana Del Sol Way; (888) 456-3463.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Gov ernment Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Thir d Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, the B onita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade at Bonita Bay. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., the N orth Naples Green Market, the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, F r eedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send listings to drewSTERWALD Figs Grille>> Hours: 4:30-10 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $6.50-$14.95, entrees $17.95-$.26.95 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Turkish, Spanish, Moroccan, Lebanese, French cuisine and a touch of Italian >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Shopping plaza lot >> Website: gsgrille.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 25987 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-1700 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go Figs border-hopping menu should keep diners coming backDREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: Chocolate lovers will swoon over the marquise, a cross between mousse and fudge Middle: Lamb and beef come together in Figs Adana kebobs, named after a Turkish city. Left: Figs version of surf and turf: medallions of filet mignon with grilled shrimp.