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teehee Returning the favor is easy for Boys & Girls Club alumniBOTTOMSThe names of the streets we lived on as children often stay with us. Terry Flynn remembers that he lived on City Park Avenue in south Toledo, Ohio, for instance; Indirah Charles lived on Tropicana Boulevard in Naples. Dr. Manuel Pena spent a few years on City Park Avenue in Phenix City, Ala., and Jim Kempf once lived on Peabody Street in south Buffalo, N.Y. It was a tough industrial neighborhood and you knew it had some crime, Mr. Kempf remembers. They grew up eras apart and in different circumstances, though each was left with a lot of free time after school to do whatever. So it was probably fortunate they also found a Boys or Girls Club now the Boys & Girls Club to keep them out of trouble and off the streets, they say. My whole journey with the club, everyone here was like family, says Ms. Charles. Everyday this is where I came. This is where I grew up. Years ago, the clubs were MAKE NO MISTAKE, ALCOHOL IS JOY. BUT WHETHer, like love, its permanent joy, part-time joy or a shot-through-and-through bullet joy that leaves you belly up and bereaved only hours later is a question that remains irrelevant to the moment. Because drinkers always live in the moment, as Florida Weekly discovered in its recent glimpse of the drinking life on the southwest coast. And each new moment in the drinking life is always costumed in new habits. In the s, there was a time when there was so much volume, you could pee in a glass and sell it for 5 bucks, says Larry Smokey Genta, 56, the south-Philly-andSarasota-raised son of Sicilian parents and grandparents who founded and maintains the industry website, www.beverageunderground.com. BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com UPthe next generation of drinkers calls for quality cocktailsSEE MIXOLOGY, A10 SEE CLUB, A16 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com ROGER WILLIAMS A4 OPINION A6 PROFILE IN PARADISE A8 HEALTHY LIVING A34 PETS A38 NETWORKING B8-9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTISTS AMONG US C3 EVENTS C6-7 BOOK REVIEW C4 FILM REVIEW C11 CUISINE C18-19 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 8 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. A colorful pastRestoration uncovers evidence of the Old Naples Buildings numerous incarnations. A29 The Bootstrap BoogieKicking up their heels for Naples Equestrian Challenge, and more fun around town. C15-17 2011-12 Arts Guide Let our preview help you plan your arts and cultural activities for the season. C1 ARTS SOUTHWEST 2011-2012 GUIDE FLORIDA Big businessDay care, other services for elders booming. B1
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NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics: Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Arthritis Management: Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) www.JointInstituteFL.com 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM I was stricken with throat-clenching, kick-a-bull-moose-to-death disappointment one afternoon a few years ago when I learned that Australia had imposed tight restrictions on guns. Australia, for Gods sake land of the true man. Even we, with our sissy, post-Nam attitudes about life, love and manhood, didnt have restrictions that required 28-day waiting periods or reaching 18 before you could get your hands on a shooter. Id always been led to believe that if things got real bad here for the American man, he could move to Australia. If he just couldnt stand not driving down the highway anymore without an ice-cold six-pack in the seat beside him, his Lynyrd Skynyrd exploding from the speakers while he swallowed one tall boy after another then tried to pitch each can into the back of the nearest passing pickup, he always had Australia. He might have to sing Waltzing Matilda, but it would be worth three or four verses of agony to be a man again. If happiness was impossible without a rifle in his seat-back bracket or a .45 in a holster bolted inside the drivers door, like both my uncles carried, he could always move to Australia. Then Australia went soft. The Australians turned into a bunch of castrati like us, more or less. Thats what I thought, anyway, until recently. And then I learned that Australia is right back in the game. Men are still men there, to my great relief. Last year, the Australians put down their little bullets, manned up, and picked up their big one the one for all ages The Big T. Never mind atomic this or nuclear that that aint nothin but a hound dog. The Australian government gave its malecentric nod to a new underarm roll-on that includes guess what? TESTOSTERONE, the biggest bullet of all. So now male testosterone is available in Australia to any Y-chromy pit bull who wants it before breakfast. It goes on just like all the other roll-ons, apparently, and youre supposed to use it once a day. Probably has a nice odor too maybe the smell of napalm in the morning. Cant tend to the little woman, call in an air strike or lay your hands on a 30.06 or a .45? No problem, mate, just go pick up a stick of Axitron roll-on, from Eli Lily and Acrux. And open fire. Heres the best news of all, for me the United States quickly followed suit. So now our men can get underarm, roll-on testosterone, too, a fact that became apparent to me when one of my editors pointed to an ad in the Palm Beach Post a couple of weeks ago. Do you know what this means? It means more sex! It means more football and baseball and hockey and beer for the American man! And for those of us who dont get more sex or football or beer, it means more wars, more crime, more road rage, more enlistments in the Marine Corps, more abuse, more full-speed-ahead-and-damn-the-torpedoes attitudes. Sorry, Mom, but it means more wideopen donnybrooks, to use a word employed by a very smart bartender, Larry Genta. If you cut somebody off in the 0s, he told me, describing a famous or infamous bar he once tended called The Witches Brew, youd have to fight your way out youd have to be ready for a donnybrook. Drinking has either proven the best way for men to subdue their testosterone (not to mention their brain cells), or if you cut them off, apparently to enhance it, I havent figured out which. But I do know from long and empirical observation that testosterone is not a beast one easily subdues. The history of the 20th century, awash in blood and misery and progress, is defined largely by testosterone. It began, for Americans, with the Boxer Rebellion and then our incursion into the Philippines, where we killed thousands or hundreds of thousands of islanders in a conflict ending in 1902. Testosterone was doing its work, and it works most profoundly, Ive always believed, in men who arent loved warmly or generously by their women. It continued through World War I, ending in 1918; The Mexican occupation ending in 1919; the occupation of the Dominican Republic (1924); the Nicaraguan occupation (1933); the Haitian occupation (1934); World War II (1945); the Korean War (1953); the Bay of Pigs (1961); the invasion of the Dominican Republic (1966); the Vietnam War (1975); the Gulf of Sidra incident (1981); the invasion of Grenada (1983); the Lebanese Civil War (1984); the bombing of Libya (1986); the Iran-Iraq tanker war (1988); the second Gulf of Sidra incident (1989); the invasion of Panama (1990); the First Gulf War (1991); the Somali Civil War (1994); the Bosnian War (1995); the bombings of Afghanistan and Sudan (1998), and our operation in the Kosovo War (1999). Thats all testosterone, and its all in the 20th century. Which brings us to the first 11 years of the 21st century. So what do you think a little testosteronal roll-on in the morning? Heres a report from a medical-issues website that describes how this went down: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved testosterone 2-percent topical solution (Axiron; Eli Lilly and Acrux) as the first testosterone replacement therapy to be applied to the underarm, in much the same way as deodorant. The action was based on data from a phase 3 multicenter, open-label, 120-day clinical trial (n = 155), showing that 84.1 percent of men with hypogonadism achieved testosterone blood levels with the normal range, often within a two-week period. Results also showed that treatment significantly improved mood, sexual desire, sexual activity, and sexual performance. Incredible, isnt it? And results, I predict, will later confirm that treatment significantly increased war, crime, greedy entrepreneurial adventurism, callousness toward women and children, donneybrooks up and down the peninsula of Florida, more casino resorts, more open road trips complete with open containers, more farting, more scratching, more swaggering, and more guns, legal or illegal.Let me put it this way: Get some, baby! COMMENTARY Roll on the macho rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 OPINIONThe Newt moment? richLOWRY Special to Florida Weekly The brave new world of Occupy Wall StreetA successful presidential candidate taps into the public mood. Newt Gingrich must be hoping the public is bristling with irritation and high dudgeon. At the Republican debate on the economy, Gingrich eyed CNBCs Maria Bartiromo the way Franklin Roosevelt might have looked at Adm. Yamamoto had the Japanese commander been selected to moderate a foreign-policy debate shortly after Pearl Harbor. A lawyer argues the law when he doesnt have the facts on his side, and vice versa; Gingrich litigates the debate question even when he has a perfectly suitable answer. His exchange with Bartiromo on health care w as utte rly characteristic. She asked all the candidates for a 30-second summary of how they would replace ObamaCare. A couple of them did, and when she got to Gingrich he objected to the absurd question, complaining that no one could meaningfully discuss health care in 30 seconds. The two of them bickered unpleasantly about the appropriateness of the question for more than a minute before Newt gave in and delivered a crisp response hitting on the highlights of his thoughts on health care. The chattering class that left Gingrich for dead months ago is now talking of a revival. Although his poll numbers have ticked up, its unclear whether Republican voters will cooperate with the new pundit narrative. But Gingrich deserves the proverbial second look. For all his vast and well-established flaws, hes a figure whose strengths match the moment. The Republican Party has worked its way through about half a dozen outsider-populists in the past year, all of whom have proven either not particularly knowledgeable or careful about the issues, or uninterested in undergoing the rigors of running for president, or both. Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry all rose and fell. Herman Cain, even if he remains unharmed by sexual-harassment allegations, will probably be worn down over time by his touch-and-go command of substance and his lack of experience. Its counterintuitive to categorize a former speaker of the House and the builder of a sprawling archipelago of Beltway organizations as an outsiderpopulist. But Gingrich never lost his genius for the outr. In his bristling hostility to representatives of the media at the debates, hes trained his fire on the institution that unites all Republicans in their disdain. He can be as inflammatory as Donald Trump and as populist as Sarah Palin. Yet he brings to the table the wellsprings of knowledge of a history Ph.D. and an incorrigible -insufferable, perhaps -policy wonk. The country now has such grave challenges even beyond the headline problems of joblessness and spiraling debt that theres a place for a candidate devoted to upending 20th-century structures in health care, education and more. Never have Gingrichs extravagant overstatements seemed so apt. Gingrich has more baggage than Queen Elizabeth II on a road trip. But the hour is late and the pickings are slim. He ran when others didnt, and his outsider-populism is tinged with brilliance. Republican voters not sold on Mitt Romney might have to decide that you go to political war with the alternative you have. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.We got word just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, that New York City Police were raiding the Occupy Wall Street encampment. I raced down with the Democracy Now! news team to Zuccotti Park, renamed Liberty Square. Hundreds of riot police had already surrounded the area. As they ripped down the tents, city sanitation workers were throwing the protesters belongings into dump trucks. Beyond the barricades, back in the heart of the park, 200 to 300 people locked arms, refusing to cede the space they had occupied for almost two months. They were being handcuffed and arrested, one by one. The few of us members of the press who managed to get through all the police lines were sent to a designated area across the street from Zuccotti Park. As our cameras started rolling, they placed two police buses in front of us, blocking our view. My colleagues and I managed to slip between them and into the park, climbing over the trashed mounds of tents, tarps and sleeping bags. The police had almost succeeded in enforcing a complete media blackout of the destruction. We saw a broken bookcase in one pile. Deeper in the park, I spotted a single book on the ground. It was marked OWSL, for Occupy Wall Street Library, also known as the Peoples Library, one of the key institutions that had sprung up in the organic democracy of the movement. By the latest count, it had accumulated 5,000 donated books. The one I found, amidst the debris of democracy that was being hauled off to the dump, was Brave New World Revisited, by Aldous Huxley. As the night progressed, the irony of finding Huxleys book grew. He wrote it in 1958, almost 30 years after his famous dystopian novel, Brave New World. The original work described society in the future where people had been stratified into haves and have-nots. The Brave New World denizens were plied with pleasure, distraction, advertisement and intoxicating drugs to lull them into complacency, a world of perfect consumerism, with lower classes doing all the work for an elite. Brave New World Revisited was Huxleys nonfiction response to the speed with which he saw modern society careening to that bleak future. It seemed relevant, as the encampment, motivated in large part by the opposition to the supremacy of commerce and globalization, was being destroyed. Huxley wrote in the book: Big Business, made possible by advancing technology and the consequent ruin of Little Business, is controlled by the State -that is to say, by a small group of party leaders and the soldiers, policemen and civil servants who carry out their orders. In a capitalist democracy, such as the United States, it is controlled by what Professor C. Wright Mills has called the Power Elite. Huxley goes on to write, This Power Elite directly employs several millions of the countrys working force in its factories, offices and stores, controls many millions more by lending them the money to buy its products, and, through its ownership of the media of mass communication, influences the thoughts, the feelings and the actions of virtually everybody. One of the Peoples Library volunteers, Stephen Boyer, was there as the park was raided. After avoiding arrest and helping others with first aid, he wrote: Everything we brought to the park is gone. The beautiful library is gone. Our collection of 5,000 books is gone. Our tent that was donated is gone. All the work weve put into making it is gone. New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergs office later released a photo of a table with some books stacked on it, claiming the books had been preserved. As the Peoples Library tweeted: Were glad to see some books are OK. Now, where are the rest of the books and our shelter and our boxes? The shelter, by the way, was donated to the library by National Book Award winner Patti Smith, the rock n roll legend. Many other Occupy protest sites have been raided recently. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan admitted to the BBC that she had been on a conference call with 18 cities, discussing the situation. Another report noted that the FBI and Homeland Security have been advising the cities. A New York state judge ruled late Tuesday that the eviction will stand, and that protesters cannot return to Zuccotti Park with sleeping bags or tents. After the ruling, a constitutional attorney sent me a text message: Just remember: the movement is in the streets. Courts are always last resorts. Or, as Patti Smith famously sings, People Have the Power. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 As we turn toward the holiday season, we count our blessings and think of the less fortunate. One of the organizations I most admire on the Paradise Coast is St. Matthews House. SMH strives for homelessness prevention and structured recovery. Its shelter has been over capacity since the economic downturn began. In 2009, approximately 2,000 people were housed in its facilities. Of key importance to me, the good works of SMS are funded by private donations and grants; SMS receives no government support or financing for its operations. They count on you and me. Vann Ellison, president and CEO, is frequent and welcome guest on my show. He is responsible for the successful operations of all SMH efforts programs and ministries, fundraising and development, business and organization practices, capital and asset protection. He also serves as liaison to the board of directors. It is through Vanns leadership and example that SMH is able to not only shelter and feed the homeless, but also to create a climate of accountability that helps them get back on their feet. Those who are served must be sober and attend recovery meetings that identify and examine the issues that led to their homelessness. Case managers strive to help residents rebuild their lives spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially. Residents are required to work or look for work. Those who cannot work do structured tasks around the shelter, such as gardening or cleaning, which also helps build self-esteem. Where possible, residents learn skills they can later take out to the work place. The goal is to help them live independently for the rest of their lives. Vann and his wife Lisa, who have four young sons, have made the mission of St. Matthews House their own. Prior to this, Vann served as senior chaplain for the Collier County Sheriffs Office. Other roles included director of marketing at Manorcare, executive director at The Assembly Center of The First Assembly of God and program director at the The Willough. He was born in Raleigh, N.C., and raised in South Florida, attending Southeastern College with a focus on theology. In my perfect world, wed abolish the welfare state and rely on organizations like St. Matthews House to provide for those in need. SMH creates a balance between support and accountability that government programs cannot and do not provide. Ive witnessed the testimony of lives transformed at SMH. Find out for yourself by signing up for a Tour of Hope, where youll get behind the scenes, see the facilities and hear about their programs. You can get involved by giving financial support, by volunteering your services or by donating grocery items for the pantry or household items for the SMH thrift store. Needs are particularly high during the holiday season. It is my belief that true happiness comes from the giving, not the getting. For that reason, I believe Lisa and Vann Ellison lead truly blessed lives. SMH is at 2001 Airport Pulling Road. The phone number is 774-0500, and the website is www.stmatthewshouse. org. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, which is broadcast from 7-8 a.m. Monday-Friday on www.bobharden. com. Programs are archived on the website. PROFILES IN PARADISELiving a life of true happiness by giving, not getting a i l l a r t bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com Something your mother was always right about: If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything. What makes you laugh: My kids. Last book you read: Radical by David Platt. Something youll never understand: I dont understand how politicians can attack each other and still believe they are patriotic. Pet peeve: NIMBY and closed minds. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: Im an avid outdoorsman. Camping, backpacking, hunting, canoeing and wilderness survival are my ideas of a good vacation. What are you most proud of? The fact that my wife and kids work with me in our ministry. What the Paradise Coast really needs: A diversity of jobs. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: Winters. What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: Bob Hardens weekday broadcasts. Talking points with Vann Ellison
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 A9 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCambier Park became a sea of patriotism on Nov. 18, when volunteers planted 12,714 American flags, one for each South Florida area resident formerly or currently serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Camaraderie Foundation, a nonprofit that provides private counseling to service members and their families, teamed up with Fifth Third Bank to blanket the park with flags in order to honor local veterans and raise awareness of the areas large military population. Its important to honor and appreciate our service members sacrifice every day of the year not just on Veterans Day, said Marnie Waldrop, co-founder and president of the Camaraderie Foundation. We want our troops to know that when they return from duty, we will be here for them. Our support doesnt end when the war does. Each flag represents not only a soldier, but also a family unit impacted by one or multiple deployments, said David Call, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank-South Florida. In addition to recognizing their sacrifice, its our duty to support them when they come home. The Camaraderie Foundation matches families with local counselors and covers 75 percent of the cost of counseling to help ensure that military families receive the help they need to adjust to life during and after deployments. Fifth Third Bank partners with the foundation in a matching fundraiser. Through the end of November, donations to the foundation can be made at any of Fifth Third banking centers in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Manatee, Sarasota, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The bank will match up to $15,000. To find the bank branch nearest you, visit www.53.com. David Call, president of Fifth Third Bank-South Florida, Marnie W aldrop of the Camaraderie Foundation, Naples resident Ellie Mae Wood and Vice Mayor John SorreyAmerican flags fill Cambier Park COURTESY PHOTOSClose to 13,000 American flags were planted in Cambier Park to honor veterans and raise awareness for the Camaraderie Foundation, which provides counseling to service members and their families.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 In those bygone days, mixes and marketing and much ado about not much but quantity became the status quo in the bartending business. Alcohol was a biology project left to the marketers, Mr. Genta concludes. That fact may still ring true in some cases for example, when one bibulous tippler or another decides to buy a shot of vodka for $36. They begin to ask, Why would I pay that much for a shot of (white whiskey)? he notes. But now theres more to the business than just marketing hype. Now, Mr. Genta explains, a bartender doesnt have to fly behind the bar, he doesnt have to make 50 or 60 drinks anymore, he just has to make about seven good ones to be successful. From the glittering new Agave Southwestern Grill, in Naples, to the graciousliving Cigar Bar (one of Mr. Gentas favorite hangouts) in Fort Myers, to the theatric Visani in Port Charlotte, drinking the old-fashioned way has come back into fashion. Now, people who are drinking are more educated, says Rich Castiano, 50, owner of the The Cigar Bar and Sals Longshot Lounge, named in honor of his father, and co-owner of Burn By Rocky Patel, a luxury cigar lounge in downtown Naples. Instead of pounding vodka tonics or shots, they may be drinking more expensive liquors the aged liquors, like a 12or an 18-year-old Macallan, he notes. That single-malt Scotch, which aficionados can obtain in ages ranging up to 64 years, has been distilled high on a hill overlooking the River Spey, in Scotland, for nigh on two centuries, according to the makers. Thats one kind of old fashioned. Another is the mixed drink itself, and everything it represents. Drinking Old Fashioneds with their splash of bourbon, bitters, water, orange and (for Gods sake) a maraschino cherry, and with their Lets Take An OldFashioned Walk attitude (Frank Sinatra, 1949) thats something else. And whatever else, it has not returned to the lists of the hip and popular, at least not among the younger set. The younger generation today drinks clear liquid. Thats a nice way to put it. They drink tequila, rum and vodka, and there are a hundred flavors. The older crowd still goes for the scotches, bourbons, ryes and gins they drink the other half of the spectrum, notes Mark Asciutto owner of Visani. If spirit drinking slipped out the back door in mild disrepute with its hat pulled low after the excesses of the 0 and s disdained by the artisan beer and white wine crowd nowadays its back. Now, by all accounts, its marching right in through the front door again, in a change of costume. Serious drinking no longer begins with three martinis at lunch, but it bears a new cocktail-hour pride a gleaming smile, a casual urbanity and absolutely no apology for its sophistication or expense, say veteran bartenders and managers. I do believe theres a change in the industry people want better quality rather than over-quantity. They want something new and adventurous, suggests John McCarthy, 43, the lead bartender at Agave, in Naples. Mr. McCarthy is a career practitioner of the art of spirit dispensation who began in the business more than 25 years ago, when he was 17. Ive worked in every kind of place, from the sawdust-on-the-floor-withbeer-and-whiskey-shots place, to highend steak houses with sophisticated wine lists for five years wine was all I did, once to The Ritz Carleton Hotel Companys fine bars. But this is something different. That difference is not one of character, but of kind not a difference in the level of appreciation for the life of the spirit, but a difference in how the spirit is celebrated. Agave offers more than 200 tequilas representing four different aging processes, variously presented in signature fresh fusions that can marry the bloom and stir of a verdant world of fruit or fresh herbs to the liquid distillation of spirit, Mr. McCarthy suggests. The Cucumber Chili, for example, offers the cool mild flavor of fresh cucumber with a burst of Serrano heat in a glass dipped in salt and sugar and those elements are then fused with a silver tequila and Cointreau (an orange liquor). The Strawberry Basil, on the other hand, includes fresh strawberries, fresh basil, we muddle that, we break up the herbs and release the aromatics, and we also use Cointreau with the fresh lime juice, Mr. McCarthy says. Then comes the silver tequila. And nobody really knows what its going to do to the drinker, as the novelist Tom Robbins pointed out: Tequila may be the favoured beverage of outlaws but that doesnt mean it gives them preferential treatment. In fact, tequila probably has betrayed as many outlaws as has the central nervous system and dissatisfied wives. Tequila, scorpion honey, harsh dew of the doglands, essence of Aztec, crema de cacti; tequila, oily and thermal like the sun in solution; tequila, liquid geometry of passion; tequila, the buzzard god who copulates in midair with the ascending souls of dying virgins; tequila, firebug in the house of good taste; O tequila, savage water of sorcery, what confusion and mischief your sly, rebellious drops do generate! But not, perhaps, over Mr. McCarthys bar. There, drinks follow a rule that hasnt changed much in the eight decades since Prohibition the three-component rule. Cocktails are three components: your sweet, your sour and the base alcohol, explains Mr. McCarthy. No matter what the time or era, how bartenders use those components, or whether they use them, makes all the difference in the drinking era itself, in the drinking person, and in the culture as a whole. Mr. Robbins, in other words, never had the advantage of the Cucumber Chili or the Strawberry Basil. I worked at a bar in the late 0s and it was simple, scotch and soda, a martini with vodka and gin and it didnt matter how much vermouth you put in it, recalls Mr. Asciutto at Visani. Now theres a thousand martinis on the market and everybody has their own that nobody else makes. There is also wine, especially red, which makes people feel good while theyre being bad, because weve been told its healthy, he notes. And now, he says, he has the advantage of a bartender who refuses to do anything poorly a bartender so capable that he kept her on the payroll for four months before he opened Visani so shed be there with her talent for people and drink when he could finally bring the two together. A Cuban by heritage and, like Mr. McCarthy, a Miamian by upbringing, her name is Patty Konicki. At 51, Ms. Konicki has watched the business change, probably for the better, for more than two decades at the wood, as bartenders say. Now people are demanding that things need to be fresh, and the drinks, like the food, should be made from scratch, the way it once was, she explains. And now Ms. Konicki, with a darkhaired, dark-eyed smile as warm as a Caribbean breeze and hands as quick and efficient as a sculptors, squeezes out at least 30 fresh limes every day. She also uses a pound to two pounds of fresh mint each day just to sculpt her fresh, increasingly sought-after mojitos. Their novelty and appeal on the Southwest coast lies in their vibrant freshness. Their tradition, on the other hand, lies deep in Cubas 20th-century past. The mojito, after all, was not only the favorite drink of Cubans, but of their warmly embraced, adopted son, Ernest Hemingway. Ms. Konickis drink, learned in her youth, may be the one (or one of the 10) that produced this kind of wisdom and advise from Mr. Hemingway: Always do sober what you said youd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth closed. In any case, its good enough for love in the workplace. I really love Patty, says her boss, Mr. Asciutto describing her energy attention to detail and work ethic which, after all, marks any great bartender. You want a bartender whos not afraid to come up with a drink that will give themselves more work. Patty is Cuban by descent and the first day on the job, she said, Can we have more mint? So the next day I had a pound of mint, and she brings in this wooden mallet, her own, and starts grinding it and making these drinks from scratch a Bacardi rum mojito wow. Mr. Asciutto w ould rather not give out the recipe, he says bu t the b asic idea is premium island rum, cane sugar, fresh mint, fresh-squeezed limes and a splash of club soda, shaken until ice cold. A lot of people are coming in sometimes as early as 4 or 4:30 p.m. to find out just what that means on the tongue. Which is beginning to sound just a little bit like the drinking of another era the era of Mr. Gentas youth, for example. Standing solidly in the tradition of literate bartenders who know not only their drinks and labels and the psychologies of their customers, but their drinking histories as well, Mr. Genta holds forth as the unofficial historian and master practitioner of rich American drinking traditions. Hes witnessed them from Naples, where he once answered to the title, The Singing Bartender at the famous Witches Brew (that bar closed in 2004), to Tampa, where hes served as a judge at the United States Bartenders Guild. At the Witches Brew, if you cut somebody off in the 0s, youd have to fight your way out youd have to be ready for a donnybrook, he says.MIXOLOGYFrom page 1 g b i s m a u i n 4 th j u o G The younger generation today drinks clear liquid. Thats a nice way to put it. They drink tequila, rum and vodka, and theres a hundred flavors. The older crowd still goes for the scotches, bourbons, ryes and gins they drink the other half of the spectrum. Mark Asciutto, owner of VisaniCOURTESY PHOTOMixed drinks recipes and related news can be found at www.beverageunderground.comMCCARTHY KONICKI I love this industry. I love drink-by-the-glass. I love the social aspect of it. I love great backbars. I love knowledgeable bartenders. Larry Smokey Genta, www.beverageunderground.com
30THANNIVERSARYLIMITEDMEMBERSHIPOFFERINGTWOARTHURHILLSDESIGNEDCHAMPIONSHIPGOLFCOURSESMEMBEROWNED/DEBTFREE53,000 SQ. FT. CLUBHOUSEFIVE-STARDINING13 HAR-TRUTENNISCOURTSFITNESSCENTER& SPAFRIENDLYMEMBERS!QUAILCREEKCOUNTRYCLUB...EVERYTHINGACOUNTRYCLUBSHOULDBE! CONTACT JOAN BILSON (239) 597-2831 WWW.QUAILCREEKCC.COM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 NEWS A11 Mike Davis Elementary School students and staff gave thanks recently for a $10,000 donation from Health Management Associates, which owns Physicians Regional Healthcare System. HMA President and CEO Gary Newsome and his wife visited the school to make the presentation on Nov. 17. The gift is part of HMAs company-wide initiative called Getting2Great, which is designed to builds a stronger, more cohesive culture of giving back to the community among HMAs associates, physicians, caregivers and leaders. More than 97 percent of Mike Davis Elementary students live in low-income apartment housing, with 95 percent qualify for free or reduced price lunch. The donation from HMA will help purchase things such as shoes for needy students, dinner for student in the afterschool tutoring program, instructional materials and sports equipment, and will help fund field trips. COURTESY PHOTOFront row: Armani Vargas, Bobby Leiti, Isaiah Pierre, Bernae Polycarpe, Emily DeLeon and Ashby Sundall. Back row: Taylor Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Newsome and Principal Bob Spano.Mike Davis Elementary School is thankful for $10,000 donationThat drinking culture lies on the opposite, now-mostly-faded end of the spectrum from the United States Bartenders Guild. There, true intoxicologists are trained in the art. With his smoky, tough-guy voice, and his nearly encyclopedic knowledge of drinks and drinkers, Mr. Genta can remember a time when men the older men his father and uncles knew in the Italian neighborhoods of Philadelphia in the 1960s would begin a good drinking day at the barbershop. Thats where men were before the bar opened, he recalls. And at noon or 1 p.m. theyd turn the sign around and go to the track. Then to the bar. That was the age of the aforementioned Old Fashioned, at least in some circles maybe not the Italians of South Philly or Miami, either one the circles you can still see in such cultural mirrors as Mad Men, the AMC TV series about an advertising agency set in the 1960s. That show scrupulously portrays the drinking habits of ad-men raised in the 1940s or s plentiful quantities, limited brands, and any hours after noon, not to mention the hours before noon, for some. Roger Dickinson, 66, a Florida Weekly account executive in Charlotte County, took his first job out of college at Alcoa in a Mad Men setting a hard-drinking moment in time when that was his job, more or less. I was paid and rewarded for taking people out to lunch, he recalls. It was kind of like Mad Men, a big part of the entertainment the company did for clients. At my weekly meetings theyd say, What were you doing, Roger? You didnt spend enough last week. You didnt entertain enough last week. I was supposed to take these companies out, these older, more experienced drinkers, and Id come home at 2 p.m. soused, and my wife would say, you WHAT? They drank a lot of old fashioneds, they drank a lot of Manhattans, they drank a lot of martinis, and martinis to them was gin. There wasnt much wine, white wine was not a big thing. One of the most popular was rum and Coke, or Jack and Coke, or Seven and Sevens that was the most classic. Anything to cover up. When you went into a bar, if you didnt know what to order, you ordered a Seven and Seven or a screwdriver. They were easy to remember. That was that moment and this is this moment still the key moment in the drinking life, which is what appeals to Mr. Genta. I love this industry. I love drink-bythe-glass. I love the social aspect of it. I love great backbars. I love knowledgeable bartenders, he rhapsodizes. Sure, it isnt always perfect and sometimes far from it, as John Moehringer, the Pulitzer-prize wining journalist and author of the 2005 memoir, The Tender Bar, recounts: Many bars in Manhasset, like bars everywhere, were nasty places, full of pickled people marinating in regret. But not where Mr. Genta sits or drinks there its close enough to perfection when your vocation is the spirit, or spirits. In that world, the bartender and the bartended are brothers and sisters in arms, or at least in the cups.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 Lets Talk with Christian, Jewish, Muslim leadersFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies presents Lets Talk: Dialogue among Leaders of Local Christian, Jewish and Muslim Congregations, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will learn about the relation between the religions and theologies of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, and the political movements that proclaim their respective banners. Rabbi James Rudin will moderate the panel discussion with Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Abdulhaq Muhammad and Rev. Kathleen L. Kircher. Discussion table facilitators include Rabbi James Perman, Rabbi Adam Miller, Pastor Walter Still, Ann Jacobson and Gerald Melnick. The program is underwritten in part honoring the memory of Saul Stern. For more information, call 590-7182 or e-mail Myra Mendible at mendible@ fgcu.edu.Sacred Marriage seminar focuses on relationships Best-selling author and international speaker Gary Thomas will lead a Sacred Marriage seminar at Covenant Church of Naples/PCA Dec. 2-3. The seminar is designed to enhance relationships for those who are married, engaged or single. Mr. Thomas books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, won numerous awards and established him as a thought leader in the areas of marriage, parenting and spiritual formation. Advance registration is $20 for singles and $30 per couple and includes workbooks, continental breakfast, snacks and childcare. The fee is $5 more per person at the door. Sessions are from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Sign up by calling 597-3464 or visiting www.CovenantNaples.com. Kosher market comes to town on ThursdaysChabad Naples has teamed up with Aroma Markets and Catering to bring kosher food to Collier County residents. The kosher market based in Cooper City, Fla., provides meats, poultry, fish, fresh salads and baked goods. Individual orders placed directly with the market are delivered to Chabad Na ples, 1789 Mandarin Road, for pick-up between 2 and 4:15 p.m. every Thursday. For more information, call 404-6993, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chabadnaples.com. FAITH NOTES THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE FREE FOR ALLEnjoy a complete issue of Florida Weekly on your iPad. Get News, Arts & Entertainment, Business & Real Estate, everything that is in the print edition, now on the iPad.Download our FREE App today! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com
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Thats clearly not the case today at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. The facility at 7500 Davis Blvd. and its programs are considered one of the national nonprofits flagship models. The 10-acre Arlene & Jerry F. Nichols campus includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and science and art laboratories. It serves more than 1,500 children in grades one through 12 with a host of educational and recreational after-school and summer activities. All four Boys & Girls Club alumni interviewed for this story now call Naples home. Two are retired, one is at the peak of his career and the other is just starting out. Heres how theyre all are still involved with Boys & Girls Club, continuing the cycle of successful adults helping pave the way for success among at-risk children in the community.Terry Flynn Mr. Flynn remembers that his boyhood neighborhood in south Toledo was not exactly the highest rent district in town. And I guess as a fourth, fifth and sixth gra der I was pretty much left on my own after school. His parents were usually working, his father as an auto mechanic and tow truck drive, and his mother managing a womens clothing store. But he found a Boys Club that kept him occupied. We were able to walk from where we lived near downtown the clubs only location, he says. The club had a library with a few books, but the main attraction was the heated swimming pool, especially in the winter. The counselors there encouraged kids to stay in school. Mr. Flynn did, and after he finished high school he didnt think about the club for years. I chalked it up to a good experience, he says, and moved on with marriage, a career as a banking executive and, eventually, retirement in Naples. When he was asked to help run the club here, he wondered if this town, known in part for its wealth, actually needed one. He found that it did, and became chairman of the board of directors for nearly five years, helping finish a $16 million capital campaign that allowed the club to move to its new campus in 2006. Now Mr. Flynn and his wife Christine sit on the clubs corporate board of directors. This is not your fathers Boys Club, he says. The kids are so much better supervised than we were. Its really touching as a kid who was at a club, a beat-up club in an old industrial building that has since been torn down when I look at where I went and what we have now for the kids here, its like comparing south Toledo with Beverly Hills. And thats all possible because of the people of our community.Indirah Charles Ms. Charles and her three cousins would walk home from school to her place on Tropicana Boulevard starting when she was 9. We would make ourselves something to eat and be there by ourselves, she says. Both our mom and (my aunt) were working. We were what they call latchkey kids; wed go home and watch each other. Her mother picked up a flyer from her school and asked her if she was CLUBFrom page 1FLYNN CHARLES The Village on Venetian Bay hosts 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. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display at the following locations: Next to Fabec-Young & Co. and Wm. Phelps in the North Village, and inside Mondo Uomo and next to Nicholas Designs in the South Village. Tree sponsors are Distinctive Women, Exquisite Timepieces, Freedom Crosses USA, Keating & Associates Realtor, Kelly Capolino Realtor, Mondo Uomo, Naples Estate Properties, Panache, Premier Sothebys International Realty, Storm Force, Terry Flynn, Tim Dalton, Tim Ubben and Wm. Phelps Custom Jewelers. Wreath sponsors are All About April, Embroid Me, Fbec-Young & Co., M Waterfront Grille, Miller Westefer Accounting, The Gallery of Estate and Precious Jewelers, Wildflower and William C. Huff Co. Visitors to the Village are encouraged to purchase a Festival of Trees passport for $10 to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County. Passports are valid for special offers at seven restaurants in the Village. Passports can be dropped off at Mondo Uomo, Panache, Wildflower or Wm. Phelps Custom Jewelers for entry in a drawing for a $1,000 Village shopping spree. Starting Friday, Nov. 25, hours at the Village on Venetian Bay are 4-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 4-7 p.m. MondayWednesday. For more information, call 325-1765 or visit www.bgccc.org. Festival of Trees at Venetian Bay will benefit club OF COLLIER COUNTY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 A17 Naples Oldest Authentic British Tavern, Est. 1969 Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011Seating from 1:00pm 7:00pmMENU Naples Winter Salad OR Soup of the Day and your choice of Entre Served with Vegetables & Seasonal Sides *** Traditional Tom Turkey with Sage & Sausage Stuffing, Cranberry Relish Tasty Giblet Gravy *** Honey Baked Ham with a Rum and Raisin Sauce *** Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding *** Grilled Salmon with a Lemon Dill Sauce *** (Appetizer Menu is Also Available) Desserts Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Mince Pie (All served with whipped cream)FULL Dinner just $14.95 < Desserts just $3.00 Call for Reservations 239.775.3727 18% gratuity added to parties of 6 or more 239.775.3727 < www.naplesenglishpub.com The English Pub 5047 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34113 Dont forget your Holiday Gift Certificates! For a limited time take advantage of the 40% discount! Naples Oldest Authentic British Tavern, Est. 1969 Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011Seating from 1:00pm 7:00pmMENU Naples Winter Salad OR Soup of the Day and your choice of Entre Served with Vegetables & Seasonal Sides *** Traditional Tom Turkey with Sage & Sausage Stuffing, Cranberry Relish Tasty Giblet Gravy *** Honey Baked Ham with a Rum and Raisin Sauce *** Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding *** Grilled Salmon with a Lemon Dill Sauce *** (Appetizer Menu is Also Available) Desserts Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Mince Pie (All served with whipped cream)FULL Dinner just $14.95 < Desserts just $3.00 Call for Reservations 239.775.3727 18% gratuity added to parties of 6 or moreinterested in joining Girls Inc. I said yes, and she came and signed me up. Ive been here ever since. A bus took her from school to the club every day. When I started, it was a lot smaller, she says. For the first two years it was Girls Inc., and later (in 1997) it became the Boys & Girls Club. She says she mind that the club was no longer exclusively for girls. It was nice; it was bigger; it was different, she says. We had more programs. We didnt mind the change. It wasnt like, Oh man, now boys come? It wasnt like that. When she was 16, Ms. Charles became an employee at the club, a member of the junior staff who helped supervise younger kids. Now 25, whe works as an office manager at the club while attending Edison State College. Shell graduate next year as a nurse. They were really there for me when I was growing up, with any situations that happened in my life, she says about the club. Dr. Manuel PenaAfter his family emigrated from Cuba in the 1970s, Dr. Pena spent a few formative years in Phenix City, Ala., at a place on 17th Street. It used to be the whoring and gambling capital of the area, where the Fort Benning guys would go and have their fun, he says. But that was destroyed in the s. There was a little hospital there and my father (a physician) had a job and we were happy. I didnt know a lick of English. The club was just down the hill from his house, and he would walk over after school. It kept me out of trouble. I learned a lot of my English there and played sports. They helped me with my homework. The family moved to Georgia three years later, however, and Dr. Pena didnt find a club there. I just forgot about it and grew up, he says. He became a doctor, and trained in general and plastic surgery. He has a practice in Naples. I was always so busy with my practice that when asked to join things, I avoided it like the plague, he says until five or six years ago, when a fellow physician who had been on the board of Boys & Girls Club of Collier County asked if Dr. Pena might be interested in getting involved there. Remembering how much the club had done for him as a boy, he took a tour of the local headquarters. This is really an impressive facility, he says. Now he organizes and underwrites the clubs annual crawfish boil fundraiser every spring.Jim KempfThere were a handful of Boys Clubs in Buffalo, N.Y., 60-some years ago, Jim Kempf remembers. He grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood on the south side and played for his clubs basketball team, which one year won the 15-and-under championship. His two brothers also went to the Club. Those who went to the club were generally saved, and those who didnt generally got in trouble with the police and what have you, he says. It gave me the foundation for what I became later in life. It showed me a different way a way other than the streets We had great parents, but they were working. They werent making much money. The most important thing: the Boys Club cared. After working at a chemical plant, Mr. Kempf moved way from Buffalo in the mid 1960s, was married, became an executive at Fram oil and air filters of North America and later retired to Naples. In 2008, he was asked to run a golf tournament for the 25th anniversary of Windstar on Naples Bay, where he lives. He did. All the proceeds more than $220,000 since the Tom Fazio Tournament began (named after the architect who built the course) four years ago go to the Boys & Girls Club. I cant be more grateful for what that club did for me and what it did for my brothers, Mr. Kempf says. It helps you build character, thats the important thing. Thats what I notice when I go to the Boys & Girls Club here. I see the character building they offer. Between the manners classes and computer classes and homework and the discipline and I mean discipline as a positive, not a negative it helps these kids understand the difference between right and wrong and that they can get ahead. You dont have to accept life for what it is; you can accept it for what you want it to be. PENA KEMPF The Rotary Club of Naples North is organizing the fourth annual All-Star Football Classic set for Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Palmetto Ridge High School. The game serves as a fundraiser for scholarships for Collier County graduating seniors bound for Edison State College and the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. General admission will be $6, with student pre-sale tickets available for $3 at all participating schools. Advanced general admission tickets are also available at all participating schools: Barron Collier, Community School of Naples, First Baptist, Gulf Coast, Golden Gate, Immokalee, Lely, Naples, Palmetto Ridge and St. John Neumann. The North All-Star Squad will be comprised of players from Barron Collier, Gulf Coast, Palmetto Ridge, First Baptist and Immokalee. The South AllStar Squad will be comprised of players from Naples, Golden Gate, Community School of Naples, St. John Neumann and Lely. Coaches select the players from each high school for the all-senior team. Senior cheerleaders will also participate.Related eventsThe Rotary Club will also sponsor the All-Star banquet for the athletes on Monday, Dec. 5, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Fred McCrary starred on the prep field in Naples and went on to an 11-year career in the NFL as a fullback. On game night, cadets from all Collier County JROTC programs will present a halftime ceremony honoring veterans. Uniforms are encouraged, and admission for all WWII vets is free. For more information about the ceremony, contact Cadet First Lt. Zulie Pena at 377-2444. Warming up for All-Star Football Classic
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 A19 Christmas has arrived at historic Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society. The circa 1895 house is Naples oldest house and the only one in the city to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For Christmas at Palm Cottage, the 3,500-square-foot cottage-turned-museum is dressed in holiday splendor. Bring family guests, friends and colleagues to learn about life from yesteryear. Private docent-guided tours are available with reservations. Showing at 1 p.m. in the Cottage Theater throughout the holiday season will be NHS 24-minute oral history project overview film that describes the oral history preservation initiative. One of the projects many individual oral history films will be shown at 1:30 p.m. November hours of operations for Christmas at Palm Cottage are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. December hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Admission is free for NHS member and $6 per person for others (free for ages 10 and younger). No reservations are necessary. Palm Cottage is at 137 12th Ave. S. For a full list of oral history feature films or more information, call 261-8164 or visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org. Hear the bellsDrop a donation in every Red Kettle you seeAs 2011 draws to a close, many people in Collier County are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn that started in 2008. Low-income families and individuals are having to between buying food or making utility payments. A successful Red Kettle campaign can help The Salvation Armys help the less fortunate bridge the gap between their resources and the cost of acquiring basic human needs. Through Christmas Eve, Red Kettles manned by bell-ringing Salvation Army volunteers are up and running at more than 50 locations in Collier County. From pennies and dimes to dollars in all denominations, cash donations are welcome. The Salvation Army foresees a critical situation in 2012, because chronic economic instability has affected not only those who are already struggling, but also those generous people who would usually feel compelled to offer their financial support. As you make your rounds for holiday shopping, drop a donation in a Red Kettle wherever you see one, and know that every gift will help someone in need ring in the New Year with a renewed sense of hope. Holiday tradition returns to Palm Cottage
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NONPROFIT NEWSBotanical garden sows $5 million giftFashionable millinery was not the only focus at Hats in the Garden. Last weeks luncheon guests at the Naples Botanical Garden fundraiser were the first to hear of a $5 million gift to the Garden from board member Eleanor Chabraja and her husband Nick, longtime friends of the late Harvey Kapnick, the Gardens visionary leader. The Chabrajas gift will serve as the start for the next phase of construction at the Garden, including a visitor center that will be named The Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center, and the realization of Mr. Kapnicks dream. The center will include a caf, retail store, auditorium, several gardens, meeting spaces and a variety of visitor amenities. Construction is likely to begin in 2013.Eleanor and Nick Chabraja were two of my parents favorite people Kathleen and I are deeply moved by their generous investment in the realization of my fathers vision, Scott Kapnick said.Autism teacher, adovate honoredEden Autism Services Florida has recognized Barbara Lindner as Autism Advocate of the Month. Ms. Lindner is an occupational therapist who holds a masters degree in special education specializing in severe disabilities. Since 1989, her passion for working with individuals with autism has helped hundreds of Southwest Florida children develop appropriate social, play and learning skills. Ms. Lindner has shared her knowledge by teaching sensory integration at the University of Scranton, presenting to nursing students at Edison State College and physical therapy students at Florida Gulf Coast University and to attendees at autism and sensory integration conferences. To nominate an advocate for autism, submit the persons contact information and 50-word summary of why he or she should be selected to Taire.Malloy@ edenautism.org. For more information, call 992-4680. Eden Autism Services Florida operates K-12 schools in Naples and Fort Myers as well as offers clinical services, vocational training and employment services. BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe flurry of construction activity in downtown Naples, at the gateway to the historic Third Street South Shopping District, reflects both signs of progress and signs of the past. The corner of Third Street South and Broad Avenue is shrouded in construction fencing and materials that belie the meticulous work taking place behind the scenes at the Olde Naples Building.The project has been a five-year journey into the past for the Camalier family, longtime Naples residents who have owned the historic structure for nearly 30 years. The familys commitment to restoring the buildings original appearance is appreciated by Naples historians including Lavern Gaynor and Don Wingard.This was all voluntary, says Mr. Wingard, a board member and past president of the Naples Historical Society. The family didnt have to save it. It would have been easier to tear it down.The Olde Naples Building is the most prominent building in the Old Naples area, and this project means one more piece of the citys history has been stabilized. It speaks well for people who live in the area and appreciate what we have.Ms. Gaynor is the founder of Naples Backyard History, a group dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to promote the communitys unique identity, character and history. Just think what a nice entrance the Olde Naples Building creates for Third Street. This is wonderful for the whole area, she says.The future of the Olde Naples Building is a story that began in 2006, shortly after it was vacated for the last time. Intrigued by a placard dating it to 1921, the Camaliers began unraveling nine decades of history as they considered their options and how to justify what would likely become a major financial investment should they go the restoration route.A family history of restorationThe family is no stranger to historic structures, having carefully restored buildings with a collective history spanning nearly 480 years. Their Florida home a collection of Old Naples beachfront cottages looks much as the cottages did b ack in 1895, as does their 1785 waterfront home in Nantucket, Mass., renowned as the quarters of the master of the Essex, the whaling ship on which the novel Moby Dick is based. The oceanfront theme continues to the familys home in Alexandria, Va., originally built in 1870 and also once owned by a sea captain. The Camaliers research revealed the Olde Naples Building has roots deeply intertwined in Naples history. It was the first Naples City Hall and City Council chambers and Collier Countys first courthouse. It seemed the perennial starting point for the growing city: It was also the first playhouse, first movie theater, first drug store, first post office, first real estate office, first library, first NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYNEWS TWO A29NEWSHealthy Living Pets of the Week WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011Restoration uncovers layers of local historyFrom city hall to drug store to cinema, Olde Naples Building has served the community wellSEE RESTORATION, A31 Lindner The Olde Naples Building, circa 1921COURTESY PHOTO A worker continues the detailed restoration work under way at the historic Olde Naples Building at Third Street and Broad Avenue.
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From September 2004 to May 2010, she worked for the Boys & Girls Club of America, first as area director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Martinsville Henry County, Va., and then as executive director/chief professional officer of Boys & Girls Club of the Blue Ridge in Martinsville, Va. She began her nonprofit career as assistant director/director of exhibitions for the Piedmont Arts Association in Martinsville. She holds a bachelors degree in studio art and one in fine art from Virginia Tech and earned a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University in 2003. She graduated from the Growing Associates in Naples program of the Leadership Collier Foundation and is currently in the foundations Leadership Collier Program. Learn how to help others learn to readLiteracy Volunteers of Collier County is dedicated to teaching illiterate and non-English-speaking adults to read, write and understand English. Volunteer tutors are at the heart of the effort. No knowledge of a second language is necessary to become a tutor. The only requirements are that volunteers must be high-school graduates who can devote two to three hours a week to a student and who can preferably commit to one year of volunteering after training is completed.LVCC conducts its next two-day tutor training session from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Thursday, Dec. 8, at LVCC headquarters, 8833 Tamiami Trail E. Those who want to find out more before committing to the training can attend an orientation session from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.The training covers how to teach nonnative-English speaking adults reading, writing and vocabulary as well as how to plan lessons and set goals based on each students abilities and needs. Cost of the training workshop is $30 and includes workbooks, lesson plans and all the resources necessary to begin working with a student.In addition to one-on-one tutoring, LVCC has numerous opportunities for people interested in the cause to get involved. Help is always needed in the office with mailings, answering telephones, typing, copying, etc. and in the library. Assistance is also needed with newsletter and grant writing, brochure development and fundraising efforts. Volunteers who have computer skills oversee the computer lab in which nontutored students learn English. To sign up for tutor training or to learn more about other ways to volunteer, call 262-4448, ext. 300, or visit www.collierliteracy.org.Bayshore CAPA honors outstanding volunteerBayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center presented board member Chellie Doepke with the organizations first Outstanding Service Award at the organizations annual meeting earlier this month.A founding director of the organization, Ms. Doepke is a retired Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra flutist, assistant professor of flute at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and former advisory board member of Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Collier Redevelopment Agency.New Bayshore CAPA officers elected at the annual meeting are: Chick Heithaus, president; Ms. Doepke, vice president; Dwight Richardson, secretary; Aurora Wells, treasurer. Steve Kutler was appointed to a newly created vice president position. Frank Friend was also elected to the board. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 NEWS A31 RESTORATIONFrom page 29doctors office and first church. It even hosted the citys first high school graduation. Until it was vacated, it had served as a grocery store for the last 40 years.The Olde Naples Building was the first Naples City Hall and City Council chambers and Collier Countys first courthouse. It was also the first playhouse, first movie theater, first drug store, first post office, first real estate office, first library, first doctors office and first church. It even hosted the citys first high school graduation.Its been so many, many things during its history, says Ms. Gaynor, who visited Naples with her parents in the 1940s and remembers the movie theater and doctors office. I think its wonderful that the Camalier family has taken the time and effort to preserve the building and return it to the original structure. Theyve been very respectful of it and its history. Additional research also revealed the Olde Naples Building was identified as one of only two commercial buildings that comprised contributing resources to the Naples Historic District, and it was the only remaining historically significant commercial structure left in Naples. That prompted the Camaliers to enlist the expertise of Naples architect Jon Kukk and Stephanie Ferrell, a Tampa architect and consultant who specializes in historic preservation. The team undertook the historic renovation delicately stripping away decades of disrepair and deterioration, each layer revealing an architectural X-ray into the buildings past. No one could have predicted the treasures hidden behind (and underneath) its walls.Significant discoveriesThe restoration process arduous, painstaking and costly has also been rewarding, says Mr. Kukk. Only after we removed multiple layers of flooring, walls and ceilings did we truly begin to appreciate the extraordinary historic significance of this building. One of the most important discoveries was the buildings heavy timber truss system fashioned from pine timbers and steel tension rods and bolts. Hidden beneath a ceiling added in later years, the truss, says Kukk, shows signs of true craftsmanship, beautifully notched and well built. Each truss rests on 8-by-8-foot heavy pine columns, each about 20 feet long. From historic photos, the team determined that framing, walls and a second floor added 40 years ago for storage for the grocery were hiding the structures original clerestory windows, which once flooded the building with natural light and illuminated its voluminous ceiling. They also uncovered the movie screen, created using metallic silver paint on a back wall, at the rear of the building. Multiple levels in that section eventually revealed an elevated stage, stage doors, additional windows and a cellar. A front dormer, initially thought to be used for storage, was actually the movie projection booth, with projection holes and a view hole framed into the original wall. The space, accessed by a ladder and trap door, was protected by galvanized tin walls to provide fireproofing from highly flammable movie film. Mr. Kukk was also pleased when construction crews unearthed the buildings original novelty siding, with a reversedcurve top, under a layer of stucco. We thought it had been lost to time. The large screened porch seen in old photos had been covered by a storefront and shingle awning roof, dramatically altering the Olde Naples Buildings original faade. Balancing past and futureMr. Wingard and others have been privy to the renovation process, getting a behind-the-scenes tour inside the Olde Naples Building. We spent several hours going through it to get an understanding of what they were doing, he says.Over the years, people had asked what was going to happen to the building. The owners assured us they would never tear it down. They wanted to make sure we supported their efforts. And we do.In 2010, the Naples Design Review Board approved plans for complete restoration. With a near-term goal to secure, stabilize and protect the building, the owners established five guiding principles for redevelopment of the property: Restore it as much as possible to its original 1921 appearance Recreate an inviting and active public meeting space Create a fitting gateway to the historic district that was once the center of activity for Naples original settlers Add value to the building, the Third Street shopping district and the surrounding Old Naples neighborhood And do so in an economically sustainable manner Mr. Wingard believes the Camaliers have succeeded in finding the balance between past and future and hopes the project will serve as a catalyst, prompting others to consider renovation over razing. The building has character but modern use, he says. It makes a major statement to the area, and will lead to other buildings around it being saved. No tenant has been identified or an ultimate use determined for the building. Only time will tell what its next iteration will be, but one thing is certain: The Olde Naples Building will remain one of the significant historical highlights for all Naples residents and visitors to enjoy. The restoration has revealed the buildings heavy timber truss system fashioned from pine timbers and steel tension rods and bolts. Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! ITALIAN MEATBALL MELT NAPLES FT. MYERS CHEF SALAD WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR LUNCH TODAY? TURKEY ARTICHOKE PRESSATA
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HEALTHY LIVINGwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 TO YOUR HEALTH Mental health association plans 54th annual meetingThe Mental Health Association of SWFL invites everyone to its 54th annual meeting luncheon and program beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at The Norris Center. Mental health professionals can earn one CEU. Attendance is free; donations will be welcome. Guest speaker Carl Alaimo retired in 2007 as director and chief psychologist of mental health services of Cermak Health Services in Cook County, Ill. Cermak is the onsite health care provider for the Cook County Jail. Mr. Alaimo was responsible for overseeing the jails 1,000 mentally ill detainees. He currently offers private consulting services and also teaches at the Cook County Sheriffs Office Training Institute about the mentally ill incarcerated. For luncheon reservations, call Brian Follweiler at 261-5405 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.When is it time to stop driving?Catherine Kruishank, director of education for the Southwest Florida chapter of the Alzheimers Association, will discuss Driving and Dementia: How to Know When Its OK to Give Up the Keys at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Juniper Village, 1155 Encore Way.Although attendance is free, RSVPs are requested by Nov. 28. Call 598-1368.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. Dance classes take place from 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Fleischmann Park in Naples and from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Fitness for Life Center, 18811 Tamiami Trail, in Bonita Springs. Attendance is free. PASFI has recently signed a contract with NCH Healthcare System to hold speech classes at the North Collier Hospital.Classes will take place once a week for eight weeks, beginning early in 2012.To sign up for classes or for more information about services and programs offered by PASFI, call Executive Director Ruth Hubing at 417-3465, e-mail email@example.com or visit www. PASFi.org. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe University of FloridaA large clinical study of painful jaw problems commonly known as TMD disorders has revealed a wide range of findings, including how women apparently grow more vulnerable to the condition as they age. Writing in the November issue of the Journal of Pain, a multi-institutional team of researchers including scientists with the University of Florida College of Dentistry revealed the results of the Orofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment study, or OPPERA. The study is one of the largest clinical investigations to date into the causes of temporomandibular joint disorders. Researchers hope their discoveries will lead to new methods of diagnosing and treating facial pain conditions and predicting who will be susceptible to them. A major benefit of the OPPERA study is the comprehensive evaluation of demographic, clinical, biological, sensory and psychosocial factors that may contribute to increased risk of TMD, says Roger Fillingim, a professor of community dentistry and behavioral science at the UF College of Dentistry and the principal investigator for the UF OPPERA site. It is important to assess variables across these multiple biopsychosocial domains in order to fully reflect the complexity of chronic pain development and persistence.TMD produces pain that radiates from the jaw and surrounding muscles, restricting jaw movement and causing considerable suffering. Although the disorders vary in duration and severity, for some people the pain becomes a permanent feature of their lives. Estimates suggest more than 10 million people are affected by TMD, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.Led by William Maixner of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, the OPPERA researchers followed 3,200 initially pain-free individuals ages 18-44 for three to five years, comparing them with 185 people who had long-standing, chronic TMD.The findingsThey found chronic TMD becomes more frequent with increasing age in women, but not in men. Early studies indicated womens greatest risk occurred during early childbearing years and decreased thereafter. In addition, they found a wide range of biological and psychological factors appear to contribute to the condition.Compared with pain-free individuals, people with TMD were much more sensitive to mildly painful sensations, were more aware of body sensations and experienced greater heart rate increases during mild physical and psychological stress.Researchers believe the findings provide evidence that chronic TMD is at least partially linked to a persons perception of and ability to suppress pain, which is determined by the bodys physiological regulatory systems. Researchers also identified new and important genetic factors that appear to be linked to chronic TMD. Several genes, including some known to influence stress response, psychological wellbeing and inflammation, were identified and could result in new targets for drugs to treat TMD and related chronic pain conditions. Research sheds new light on painful jaw disorder STRAIGHT TALKBabies, children deserve all the attention they get from NCH Among the brightest lights at NCH is our Pediatrics Department, which has flourished in recent years under Department Chairman Dr. Todd Vedder and recent past chair Dr. Debbie Shepard. Its been both amazing and gratifying for me to witness, along with former department chairpersons and pediatric stalwarts like Drs. Barbara Rumberger and Ray Duncan, the progress weve made in caring locally, in a specialized manner, for the 80,000 children ages 18 and younger in Collier and southern Lee countiesAt the most recent monthly meeting of the Pediatrics Department, a standingroom-only crowd listened and learned from one of our newest physicians, Pediatric Emergency Room Director Dr. Pia Myers, who shared her vast, practical experience with evidence-based medicine in dealing with common problems from fever management and care of fractures to foreign body removal, fall protocols and other fun stuff. Dr. Myers, along with her colleagues Drs. Ryan Bartruff, Jaime Estrada, Sobia Najm Masoud, Kimberly Nicholson, Chuck Nozicka and Hsin Yu, are enjoying the newly redecorated Pediatric ER at the North Naples hospital, with its comforting and fun beach theme motif designed to help relax everyone. Plans to expand this ER are being considered as our services and volume increase. Other staff additions this summer included pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Mario Tano, pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Kunjana Mavunda and pediatric cardiologists Drs. Tankut Onal and Levi Novero. General surgeon Dr. Joseph Talarico joined our staff in June, adding to our ability to care for kids with common surgical conditions such as appendicitis and abscesses. Drs. John Churchill, Brett Shannon and Matthew Wagner have increased their presence over the past few years to care for children with orthopedic needs. Also in recent years, our anesthesiAthbihttlihttNCHi allenWEISS firstname.lastname@example.org SEE STRAIGHT, A35
Ward off the flu with a $20 shotPhysicians Regional Medical Group is offering $20 flu shots through November (while supplies last) at three locations: Walk-ins are welcome at Desk 23 at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are necessary for flu shots at Physicians Regional-Bonita II, 24231 Walden Center Drive, Bonita Springs, and also at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard, 8340 Collier Boulevard. For Bonita, call 348-4404; for Collier Boulevard, call 348-4560. For more information, visit www.physiciansregionalmedicalgroup.com. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA35 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ologists, led by Dr. Bruce Caldwell, have provided safe and comfortable anesthesia for the youngest babies up to the big kids. The evolution of NCH pediatrics started five years ago, when Dr. Debbie Lopez and her team of pediatric intensivists and hospitalists joined us. At about the same time, thanks to the generosity of Robert and Mariann MacDonald, we added the MacDonald Seacarium, a 24-bed dedicated pediatric unit with four ICU rooms. NCH Director Pat Read oversaw the entire process of growing the Pediatrics Department to its current formidable state. Coincident with our pediatric progress, we added 24/7 neonatologists three years ago so that the 3,000-some babies born here each year are assured a doctor in the house. The Birth House welcomes them into this world no matter what their special need. Smaller babies and newborns requiring a respirator for more than a day can now receive that care close to home. We will still have some babies with uniquely specialized problems open heart surgery or neurosurgery needs going to the nearest specialized pediatric hospital chosen by their parents. Meanwhile, NCH, through Dr. Vedder, Pat Read and Chief Development Officer Jim Martin, has been the backbone of a coalition of 33 community organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, the YMCA and Collier County Parks and Recreation, whose mission is to help keep our kids healthy and out of the hospital. The Safe and Healthy Childrens Coalition of Collier County has chosen to focus on drowning prevention among preschool children as its first project. Drowning is the leading cause of death among preschoolers in Florida. Future coalition programs will include educating parents and the public about the dangers of childhood obesity and children and parents sleeping in the same bed. Its all an effort to improve the lives of Collier Countys most important resource: our children. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System. THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE FREE FOR ALLEnjoy a complete issue of Florida Weekly on your iPad. Get News, Arts & Entertainment, Business & Real Estate, everything that is in the print edition, now on the iPad.Download our FREE App today! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com STRAIGHTFrom page 34
Malia Niland Pediatric Patient Dr. Cayce Jehaimi Pediatric Endocrinologist Weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces at birth, Malia Niland seemed like a typical newborn. But, as the weeks passed, she stopped sleeping well and she lost weight. Pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Cayce Jehaimi, helped determine the cause and a solution. To read more of Malias story, please visit www.LeeMemorial.org/caring Caring people, caring for people. programs including: neonatal intensive care unit, cancer program, sickle cell anemia program, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric sedation unit, cystic brosis program, medical day care and neuroscience center specialists teacherwww.LeeMemorial.org The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation has launched a capital campaign to build Americas adjacent to HealthPark Medical Center. To learn D P The only accredited childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami
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 w w w w w w News and co N n use to hel ca n o n t h e P a r a M Th e B like us on facebook NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 NEWS A37 Discover Clam PassDaily nature walks resume for the winter/spring season at Clam Pass on Thursday, Dec. 1. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida sponsors the guided walks that begin at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Along the way, participants learn about the flora and fauna that thrive in this unusual environment and why they are important. Meet at the tram stop in the Clam Pass parking lot. Entrance to the park is at the end of Seagate Drive. Parking is free with beach sticker or subject to county fee for all day. For more information, call 2920304 or visit www.conservancy.org. Early birds get the wormsThe seasons first session of nature talks at the Naples Preserve and EcoCenter is all about marine worms. Hourlong presentations by marine biologist Gary Pettit start at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Next up on Nov. 29, Dr. Pettit will discuss the male fertility worm, followed by round worms on Dec. 6. Visitors are welcome to stay for a light lunch following the talk and enjoy a walk on the boardwalk. Admission is free; donations are accepted for lunch. The preserve is at 1690 Tamiami Trail N. For more information, call 261-4290. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announc ed the Eagle A ward winners who will be honored at the eighth annual Magic Under the Mangroves fundraiser in March. The highest honor presented annually by the Conservancy, the Eagle Award is made to the individual or group whose work and actions demonstrate their commitment to protecting our natural environment and quality of life in southwest Florida. The Saving Southwest Florida Capital Campaign cabinet members are the 2012 recipients, in recognition of their exemplary leadership and generosity over an extended period of time. Many of the 14 cabinet members served for upwards of seven years, from the precampaign planning committee to last springs successful completion of the campaign. Their collective efforts resulted in the successful completion of the largest capital campaign for a conservation organization in the state of Florida, and one of the largest capital campaigns ever conducted in Collier County, says Andrew McElwaine, Conservancy president. Originally aiming for $25 million, the cabinet engaged philanthropic supporters despite a difficult economic environment and ultimately $38.8 million, he adds.Magic Under the Mangroves takes place March 8, returning to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center campus. Funds raised at the event are critical to supporting the many aspects of the Conservancys work to protect the Southwest Florida environment, including policy, education, science and wildlife rehabilitation. Over the past seven years, Magic has raised more than $2.6 million.Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor of the 2012 event. As of Nov. 15, other sponsors include Betty Maclean Travel, Gulfshore Life, NBC-2, Florida Weekly and Comcast. Jeannie Smith chairs the 2012 festivities and a committee consisting of: Edith Andrew, Kellie Burns, Jennie Cheng, Elaine Cole, Donna Comstock, Charlotte Corddry, Ginger Cornog, Elizabeth Cottingham, Susan Dalton, Carol Dinardo, Kerry Edwards, Carol Farmer, Gloria Ferreri, Cynthia Fiber, Renee Gaddis, Ellin Goetz, Donna Hall, Nancy Hamill, Robin Hamilton, Judith Hushon, Lin Klein, Maureen Lerner, Jinx Liggett, Shelley Lund, Cassie McMillion, Jane Pearsall, Susan Regenstein, Sue Schulte, Lynne Shotwell, Mary S. Smith, Vicky Smith, Roxanne Stagg, Sharon Treiser, Roselyn Travis, Sharon von Arx, Marilyn Waud, Lesley Webster, Arlene Weyl, Nancy White, Pamela Williams, Barbara Wilson and Sheelah Windfeldt. For its return to the Conservancys Nature Center campus, the landthemed celebration will begin with cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. A live auction follows along with a seated dinner by green caterer Windows. Guests who participate at the Patron Level will also experience the magic of the Feb. 12 patron party on Keewaydin Island. For more information, visit www.conservancy.org/magic. Conservancy announces 2012 Eagle Award recipients OUTDOORSCOURTESY PHOTOSSaving Southwest Florida Capital Campaign cabinet members who will be honored with the Eagle Award at the 2012 Magic Under the Mangroves gala include: Seated, Patsy Schroeder, Jane Pearsall and Edie Andrew; and standing, Ian Wright, Andrew McElwaine, Gary Thomas, Lynne Shotwell, Tuck Tyler, Nick Penniman, Dolph von Arx, Lisa Merritt and John Hall (cabinet members not in photo: Sudie Geier, Gale Guild and Pamela Williams).
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Is it worth the effort to have a primary care veterinarian? For the most part, it is, and if you shift how you manage your pets care, you can make coordinating care with one veterinarian easier to manage. But first, those advantages. When you routinely see the same veterinarian, youre working with a doctor who is familiar not only with your pet and his medical history, but also with you. Over time, you and your veterinarian can develop a mutually respectful relationship that promotes a partnership dedicated to keeping your pet healthy. Thats not the end of the story, of course, because your pet may need to be seen by other veterinarians, not only when your veterinarian isnt available for urgent or emergency care, but also when your pet can benefit from a referral to a specialist. Ideally, your veterinarian will help you to decide when calling in colleagues can help your pet. Shell also work to integrate the specialists work into the overarching care plans for your pet. What happens when you cant see your regular veterinarian? Seeing a different veterinarian in the same practice isnt the worst thing that can happen. After all, your pets records will bring the attending veterinarian up to date, and the practices expert veterinary technicians are there to help with continuity of care as well. In a well-run veterinary hospital, the standard of care is very high overall, and your pet will be well cared for, no matter what. What may suffer, though, will be your ability to communicate with a doctor you dont know as well. Thats especially important if you dont feel as comfortable about asking questions of a new veterinarian or following up on recommended treatments. Fortunately, theres a way to resolve this for the most part: Shift your focus to preventive care. When you concentrate on working with your veterinarian to prevent health problems instead of reacting to health emergencies, youll not only save money by catching little problems before they become big ones, but youll also be saving your pet the suffering and stress that comes with a full-blown illness. The cornerstone of preventive care is a once-a-year or, ideally, twice-a-year comprehensive veterinary visit that gives your vet the chance to go over your pet nose to toes to tail and utilize simple diagnostic tests that can spot problems before symptoms show. During these visits your veterinarian can review other preventive care strategies, such as good nutrition, parasite control and maintaining a healthy weight and an active lifestyle. In terms of seeing the same veterinarian, when you switch to focus on preventive care, you can schedule your veterinary visits far enough out to almost always see the same veterinarian in the practice. Though accidents and other emergencies will still need to be treated urgently by the first veterinarian available, with a preventive care plan the majority of your pets care will be in the hands of the same doctor. Communication and respect is key to a great relationship with a doctor, no matter if its your own or your pets. Its worth working at it to make that work. Preventive care plusWorking with a primary care vet is worth working to arrange Switching to preventing health problems rather than reacting to emergencies will allow you to work more closely with one veterinarian. 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 4347480, e-mail Admin@ BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit www.BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com. >>Af nity is a 3-year-old, spayed Westie mix who weighs about 35 pounds. Friendly and outgoing, she would do best as the only pet in the house. >>Dolly is a 2-year-old, spayed and housebroken Chihuahua/rat terrier mix who weighs less than 10 pounds and wants to have and to be a BFF. >>Little Star is a 1-year-old, neutered tuxedo cat. Although hes a little shy at rst, he warms up once settled and is a sweetie. See him at Petco. >>Pixie Dust is a 5-month-old, spayed Labrador mix who would make a wonderful family pet.
Due to the increasing need for specialized pediatric services in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, we are responding. A new state-of-the-art facility will be constructed at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will house 150 beds and all of the ancillary specialty services to treat the most critically ill children and their families. Please join us as we embark on this amazing journey of hope and care for the children of Southwest Florida. For more information on how you can help save a childs life, please call 239-343-6950, or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation Keep Children Close to Home for Health Care W e are responding to the increasing need for specialized pediatric servic es in Southwest F lorida by building a new state-of-the-art Childrens Hospital Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest F lorida will house 148 beds and many specialty servic es to treat the most critically-i ll childr en and their families.For more information on how you can hel p save a chil ds life, p l ease ca ll 239-343-6 950, or visit www.LeeMemorial .org/Foundation NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 NEWS A39 Youre my soul and my hearts inspiration. Righteous BrothersWhere did you go? I thought I know you. What did I know? You dont look different, but you have changed. Im looking through you. Youre not the same.John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Im Looking Through You, Rubber SoulHes a real nowhere man. John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Nowhere Man, Rubber SoulI tell you the truth, Peter: This very night, before the cock crows, you will deny three times that you even know me. Matthew 26:34 (New Living Translation)Where is the horse gone? Where the rider? Where the giver of treasure? The Wanderer, Exeter Book, Old English poem adapted by J.R.R. Tolkien to describe the riders of Riddermark, a realm of Middle-EarthSo, honey, dont you fret. Cause you aint seen nothin yet. Im a Soul Man. Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Soul ManThe other day, to the sighed of my vessel, there come a floatin in the brine: a bottle. Marked thrice times, it be. Sealed, it be: about the cork, on the breast, and on the bottom, with wax as red as the sun in setting on that bottle white as the full moon. A treasure, what, for an old salt, besotted, be said. Who could out keep the prying speculum fingers? Who could stop the inside reachin, to the findin of the secret message within? No one nowhere. Eyes closed, the aire of the open bottle smelled musky and sweet, like a drug all magnetizing and pacifying, sustaining and purifying. Like a fine elixir, but finding better: The paper be old, singed on the edges, that making this perimeter comely and irregular, like a snap shot of a shape shifting sylphlike sea creature. Here me brings it, other wise, merely transcribing, this scribe transfixed with open hand, fully unclenched, keepin nothing for me self alone.Here be the definitive text, sans analysis:Soul SearchingOh, you didnt want to stay... Its not that. (Does anything stay?) Mach one So, you didnt want to go.... Its not that. (Does everything hurt?) Mark twain Ah, you didnt want to come... Its not that. (Is anyone home?) Riddermark Is there need to imagine what you already see? A Sea Gone beyond personal sorrow, an inkling of a north star, who can say? Pointing, drawing outside the lines yet not scribbling scrabbling Construction riddled with honeylemon wax, pervasive flavor polishing potency purely Not merely reflexive knot. Not This. Not That. Come home, Sweet Ones. (Even though there is no-sadly-one addressing the changing wave formations.) 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. MUSINGSSoul Searching v a S b r w Rx email@example.com
SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYNew federal rules barring many abusive practices by credit-card issuers seem to be having an effect: Only 12 percent of Americans said their creditcard companies had generally treated them unfairly, according to Consumer Reports nationwide survey, down from 15 percent in 2010, and 22 percent in 2009. And more people are being approved: Only 14 percent were denied a card in 2011, compared with 24 percent last year. But that doesnt mean consumers should let their guard down: Thirty-five percent of survey respondents said in the past year they had experienced at least one credit-card problem, such as a new annual fee, higher interest rate, lower credit limit or limits on rewards. With the protections of the 2009 Credit Card Act in full effect, the nationally representative survey shows a slightly lower level of dissatisfaction among Americans with their credit cards than last year. However, credit cards remain one of the lowest-rated services Consumer Reports has ever analyzed; only 51 percent of respondents indicated they were highly satisfied with their cards. The survey, conducted in July by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, also shows that consumers are carrying less credit-card debt, with median balances of $3,414 down from $3,793 in 2010. Things are looking rosier for creditcard holders, says Noreen Perrotta, finance editor for Consumer Reports. Consumers are paying down balances and facing fewer punitive actions such as higher rates, late-payment fees and canceled cards. But average interest rates on new cards are still up, Ms. Perrotta warns, and you have to read the fine print of rewards programs. The full report on credit cards is available in Consumer Reports magazine. For more information, visit www. ConsumerReports.org.Attractive offersWith reports of delinquencies and BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida WeeklyLonger life spans and the coming of retirement age for Americas first baby boomers are forcing those in the medical community to respond to the unique and lingering needs of the countrys growing elderly population. The wave of boomers turning 65 as of Jan. 1, 2011, isnt expected to ebb for another 19 years as 10,000 Americans reach the traditional retirement age every day, according to the Pew Research Center. With 70 million baby boomers turning 65 by 2031, expect another boom an increase in medical-related businesses that cater to the unique needs of this population, whose longer life spans will inherently require more services for dementia, Alzheimers and other conditions that necessitate constant supervision. Adult day care centers and in-home health agencies have begun to tap into Southwest Floridas aging market by providing services that help the elderly population stay in their homes longer. While providing respite for primary caregivers, generally an elderly spouse or adult children in the workforce, these programs also offer an affordable alternative to assisted living or a nursing home, where costs can reach $4,000 a month. In the case of one new Bonita Springs venture and another ready to launch in Naples, medical professionals are also reaching out to those in search of a brain boost.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the inhome healthcare industry to grow 50 percent by 2018 as Americans live and stay at home longer. The number of adult day care centers is also on the rise, according to a 2010 study by MetLife Mature Market Institute that showed the industry grew 35 percent in eight years, while participant numbers doubled. Twenty-nine percent of the countrys 4,600 centers have waiting lists.Of the 212 Florida adult day care centers listed on The National Adult Day Services Associations website, eight are located in Collier, Charlotte and Lee counties. Nine, if you count Family Options of Florida Adult Day Care Center, whose Fort Myers facility is so new it currently has just one client. The forprofit center received its state license just six weeks ago, says administrator Jill Modell-Dion.Seasonal demandTwo of Southwest Floridas more established adult day care centers the Millennium House in Bonita Springs and the Care Club of Collier County Florida operate at or near capacity during Southwest Floridas in-season winter months. Administrators there say elderly part-time residents continue to make the annual trek south with a spouse who needs supervision.People keep coming down until they cant do it any longer, says Mindy Johnson, assistant director of the nonprofit Care Club. Sometimes a spouse needs a respite so theyll enroll their husband or wife in our program for a day or two a week. Our goal is to prevent early placement in a longterm care facility by providing respite.Ms. Johnsons facility is licensed for 41 daily club members and averages between 35 and 41 in season. Most are in their 70s and 80s and have dementia or Alzheimers. Some are in their 50s. We just had a lady come in to celebrate her 100th birthday, and shes not a client yet, says Ms. Johnson, noting the centers daily attendance dips to 20 or 30 during the summer months. Millennium House, started in 2002 by registered nurse Cindi Ryerson, is licensed for 35 adults and often has a waiting list during the winter, says Lillian Howard, a former caregiver whos now an activities coordinator at Ms. Ryersons new Millennium Cognitive Caf, also in Bonita Springs. HousewarmingClive Daniel Home hosts CBIA at new showroom, and more business events. B8-9 INSIDE What you can getSee what $250,000 will buy around Southwest Florida. B11 Ask the FoolHow can a stock start the day higher or lower than it was the night before? B6 Day care for mom and dadServices for older adults booming in Southwest FloridaCredit card companies viewed a bit more favorably SEE DAY CARE, B7 SEE CARDS, B4 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 Specializing in Marital, Family & Appellate LawPROFESSIONAL COUNSEL... PERSONAL APPROACHFlorida Board Certied Marital & Family Law AttorneysAll aspects of complex marital and family law at both the trial and appellate levelSpecializing in pre-nuptials, post-nuptials and Collaborative Divorces In the world of portfolio management, there are some radically different approaches to investing. But different styles to investing need not become mutually exclusive for the investor. The greatest degree of polarization exists between the technical (or systematic) investor and the fundamental, value investor. A fundamental money manager analyzes all sorts of data before making an investment. It is not uncommon in this style of investing to buy and hold for several years even if the position turns into a large loss. The manager might patiently wait for full value to be realized and, even might buy more at increasingly lower prices. While there are some fundamental investors who specialize in shorting stocks (e.g. Jim Chanos), most value managers are long only. The technical manager tends to be a trend follower, making money when markets trend either up or down. This type of manager is not confined to equity indices as his or her technical tools often have applicability to an incredibly broad array of assets. Dont be surprised that technicians read volumes of reports and news and are articulate in discussing complex economic issues. But, bottom line, they just dont think that opinions count or factoidfilled speeches are relevant to making money; price is what matters. Losses are cut short; they let profits run. As an investor, you might feel caught between two religions (i.e. if you have a portion of assets with a value manager, how can you sit in the pew at the technical church, having some money managed by a technical preacher?). But, these are really not mutually exclusive approaches within a portfolio. In fact, both approaches, if well executed, can bring tremendous value to an investors portfolio. Lets look at some of the greatest investors within each domain. People who reject fundamental, value investing are rejecting one of the worlds greatest investors, Warren Buffett. His track record points to a process that has worked phenomenally well; it is not a 40-year-long statistical aberration. Trust-fund-type money tends to like Buffetts style. (Or maybe those with trust funds like his results, so they like his style.) A prospective client might feel at ease hearing the sales pitch: We are Buffett-like investors. Value investing is great for equities as long as two things happen: 1) there is economic growth (which we currently lack and might lack for many more years) and 2) managers do what Buffett did: use their valuation talents to pick the best ten stocks. Buffett did not buy 500, nor 100, nor 25 his money went where his value analysis was. So if your manager touts a Buffettlike style, then ask for the top 10 stocks. Dont let him or her fill your portfolio with less than the best. Dont dilute the very specific talent for which you hired the manager. Worried about diversification by holding only 10? Ten stocks across 10 sectors offers a lot of equity diversification. Further, to reject technical systems is to reject two money management classes that have garnered huge amounts of smart money in recent years. High frequency trading is all algorithmic, and it accounts for more than 50 percent of NYSE volume; the asset class of managed futures has 75 percent of managers exclusively systematic. Relegating to the rubbish heap an investing approach that fared well in the melt downs of 2000, 2001-2002, 2008-2009 would, to me, be equally foolish. Like the fundamental investor, it is critical that the technical investor run a portfolio of limited positions but be fully diversified within them, have tight stop losses (to prevent larger losses) and use algorithms that have performed robustly in a variety of bull and bear markets. Here are some insights as to why both approaches can work well in a portfolio. The critical portfolio issue is portfolio allocation to the various asset classes and not equity investing style. Why? Because in a crisis, no matter how great the equity selection, equities move to 1.0 or nearly perfect correlationthey all go down the tubes together. So the idea is to own things that are not correlated with equities. If you are truly diversified, you might well find yourself in asset classes that are 75 percent managed by systems only as systems have been proven to be successful in these asset classes. Whether technical or value investing, the portfolio should be limited in names or positions: value invest (or trade) the best 10 ideas (or systems selections). Put it on the linejust like Warren Buffett did. If you want a portfolio of 50 to 100 positions, then just go get a no load mutual fund. Skip the fees, and wean yourself off the cocktail parties and the personal attention Money management is a very salesoriented business and the easiest way to sell is to give the clients what they want. But that might not be really what your portfolio needs. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Sytems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems. com. 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. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. MONEY & INVESTINGA treatise on two investment types t s p s b p jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFA firstname.lastname@example.org
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She holds a bachelors degree from Mount Holyoke University. Three new members have joined the board of director of the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. Ryan Goldberg is president of Regions Bank for Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. A resident of Bonita Springs, he holds a bachelors degree in finance from Florida State University in Tallahassee. Thomas ONeill is managing director and partner of Navigator Management Company LP and an independent trustee on the board of directors for the Federated Investors Fund Complex. Mr. ONeill earned a bachelors degree and an MBA from Harvard University. J. Keith Short is a market president with IberiaBank for Collier, Lee and Monroe counties. He also serves on the board of directors for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. George Ahearn has been named chairman and Karl Williams vice chairman of the board for SCORE Naples. Dr. Ahearn joined SCORE in 2009. He has held various international executive positions with Exxon Chemical and is currently the president of GeoGroup Holdings LLC, a Naples-based consulting company focused on the chemical industry. Mr. Williams, after a 35-year career with GE, is the COO of O3 Hygienics, a start-up company that develops and sells ozone generators used for water/ice purification, food processing and laundry cleaning applications. Anne Vitale has been elected to the board of directors for Opera Naples. Ms. Vitale owns and operates Vitale AML Consultants Inc., which provides consulting services to financial institutions, government agencies and law firms regarding anti-money laundering issues, including anti-terrorist funding as well as banking and securities fraud. She has also held positions with HSBC USA Inc., Republic National Bank of New York and the United States Attorneys Office, Southern District of New York. She earned her juris doctor from Fordham University School of Law, a masters in education from Boston College, and a bachelors degree from Fordham University. Interior Design Jean Allen has joined Norris Home Furnishings in Naples as a sales/design consultant. She holds the designation of Interior Design Society Associate and has more than 14 years of experience in the industry. Law Kerri Hall has joined the office of Patrick Neale & Associates. A Florida registered and NALA-certified paralegal with advanced certification in discovery, Ms. Hall has more than 12 years of experience in litigation. In addition, the firm has recently moved into expanded space at 5470 Bryson Court in Naples and continues to maintain its office on Marco Island. Nonpro t Organizations Jama Dock has joined Avow Hospice as media relations specialist. A Naples resident for the past 14 years, Ms. Dock previously was a marketing manager at Fifth Third Bank. Robin Whiteley a certified vision rehabilitation therapist, has joined the staff at Lighthouse of Collier Inc., Center for Blindness and Vision Loss. Sales & Marketing Robin Rosario has joined Cruise Naples as group sales manager to facilitate events, coordinate business development efforts and participate in marketing planning and programs. She is a Naples resident and has 13 years of experience in client relations and marketing. Travel Lillian Rudd has joined the staff at Hurley Travel Experts in the Naples office. Ms. Rudd has 17 years of experience in the travel industry and is a certified travel consultant as well as a destination specialist for W estern Europe and the South Pacific.defaults down, card issuers have resumed stuffing your mailbox with offers, many of them featuring lowrate introductory deals or lucrative rewards. 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Hiring Days Are Here Again, a workshop sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at chamber headquarters, 2430 Tamiami Trail. Managers will learn how to compete with other companies that are hiring as the economy continues on a slow but steady recovery. Registration is $35. Visit www.napleschamber.org/events. SCORE Naples holds it annual meeting and luncheon beginning at noon Monday, Dec. 5, at Bears Paw Country Club. The organizations scholarship winners will be honored, and guests will include business and government leaders from Naples and Bonita Springs. The meeting is closed to SCORE members and guests. For more information, contact Roy Duffus at 649-1308 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Collier Building Industry Association celebrates the installation of new offices and board members on Thursday Dec. 8, at Olde Cypress Country Club. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $45 per person. Call 436-6100 or e-mail carrie@ cbia.net for reservations no later than Dec. 2. The Gulf Coast Venture ForumNaples Chapter meets from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at The Ritz-Carton Golf Resort. The primary purpose of the GCVF is to promote the success of Southwest Floridas new and emerging businesses by educating and bringing together the best entrepreneurs and Angel Investors. For information about membership requirements, call 262-6300 or visit www.gcvf.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual holiday party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Hilton Naples. Guests are asked to bring a donation for Toys for Tots. Register at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Five for members and guests from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for others. Call 3947549 or visit www.marcoislandchamber. org. BUSINESS MEETINGS
Brain exercisesAdult day care centers address not only the physical abilities or disabilities of a client, they also promote socialization, now considered one of the key elements to preventing or delaying Alzheimers. Much like childcare centers they offer hours that coincide with the typical work day and provide meals, snacks and activities geared to cognitive or physical ability. We have different levels of activities, says Ms. Howard. We do have some people who cant do anything but at least theyre socializing. Theyre not just sitting in a chair at home watching TV. Family Options, launched by a local couple shes a former police officer; hes a career firefighter and paramedic in Charlotte County fills the void left by the closing of two similar Lee County facilities in the past four years, including one as recently as June. This is a brave undertaking, to start a business in this type of economy, says Ms. Modell-Dion. Licensed for 65 clients, the 6,000-square-foot facility might just represent the future of the adult day care model. It, too, offers art and musical activities, group exercises and physical activities and plans to occupational, physical and speech therapy, even an on-call podiatrist as its population grows. The center also has a sensory/aromatherapy room and has embraced the technology age with a computer room that allows clients and their families to access Skype, post photos on Facebook and programs designed to exercise the brain. Skilled nursing care and housekeeping and transportation services provided by in-home health agencies like Port Charlottes C oncierge Home Health Care are geared to helping the elderly age in their homes and ultimately prevent spending their waning years in a nursing home. People with Alzheimers or dementia do better at home, says Kim Schusler, Concierges director of business development. Study after study shows most people do poorly when they get in a nursing home. They lose their will to live. Thats why in-home care has become so popular. In-home health care can either substitute for adult day care or supplement it. Concierge provides personal assistance with housekeeping, laundry, toileting, dressing and companionship as well as skilled nursing services. Respite care provides a much needed break for the main caregiver, who, says Ms. Schusler, may just want an hour or two for themselves or even time to shower. We work with a lot of adult day care centers to educate them about our services, she adds.Costs and pricingFees at local adult centers range from $55 to $72 for an eight-hour day. The national average, according to MetLife, is $61.71. Some provide discounts for multiple days. Care Clubs $55 daily fee includes breakfast, lunch and a snack. The center also receives government funding and offers a sliding fee scale based on income. We also have scholarship programs for those who cant afford to pay, says Ms. Johnson. Millennium House charges $9 an hour and requires a four-hour minimum stay and a two-day minimum. Attendees must have a physicians order. Family Options, which also suggests but doesnt require two four-hour visits weekly, is still navigating its way through a fee system. Ms. Modell-Dion expects to charge $7 an hour with a lower rate for those who use the center five days a week. Were trying to arrive at a price so we dont have to raise it in a year. The cost to operate a center depends on its staffing. Centers are required to have a nurse to dispense medications. The MetLife report estimates average daily operational costs at nearly $69 a person. Many centers supplement that revenue with grants and donations. Family Options accepts private pay, some long-term insurance plans and works with several agencies, including the state Department of Veterans Affairs, to find financial assistance. As the elderly population grows and people live longer and money is getting tighter, it benefits the government to assist with as many as programs for seniors to allow them to stay at home longer, says Ms. Modell-Dion. Concierge Home Health Care charges $19.25 an hour several dollars higher than the growing number of nurse registries. As an in-home health agency, Concierges staff are insured, licensed and bonded often not the case with a registry. Sure, the cost to hire in-home care for a day is nearly triple that of an adult day care center, but its still far less expensive than independent and assisted living facilities, often not covered by state Medicare programs. Independent and assisted living facilities are for the wealthy who sell off all their worldly possessions or those on Medicaid not anyone in between, says Ms. Schusler.Quality of careNaples resident Gina Mansfield pulled her 76-year-old mother, Cecelia, from an Alzheimers unit at a Naples assisted living facility not because of the $200-aday fee but the poor quality of care her mother was receiving and the nursing staffs apathy. Ms. Mansfield provided around-the-clock care until she began reaching out for support and discovered the Care Club. Its overwhelming and intimidating and it took me a while to realize I needed help, she says. I had to groom myself in a way to knock on anyones door who I thought I could help. Ms. Mansfield enrolled Cecelia at the center in 2009 and after finding government financial assistance expanded her mothers attendance from three to five days. They picked up three days and were responsible for two, she says. The Care Club is like my extended family. Its a great resource. Only the wealthy could afford assisted living. Most of us would be broke in a year. The next wave in the aging industry has also arrived in Southwest Florida, targeting not just the elderly but those under 65 who want to exercise their brain and fight the inevitable memory loss that comes with aging. For $24 a month plus a $29 start-up fee, clients at Ms. Ryersons Cognitive Caf get unlimited access to classes, lightning-fast quizzes and computer programs and games designed to keep the mind active. Its been proven that people who exercise their brain have a 60 percent reduction in dementia, says Ms. Howard. Our programs build and help preserve memory and cognitive ability. The center, opened just a month, already has six clients and plans to offer guest speakers, nutritionists and specialized classes like tai chai and yoga. This is the new and upcoming thing in fitness, Ms. Howard says. Concierge Home Health Care will also offer brain exercises through a partnership with Sarasotas Youthful Aging, a boutique-style senior care practice geared to keeping aging patients at home. The program, launching soon in Naples, will offer traditional in-home health services like Concierges Port Charlotte office but will also deliver a higher degree of whole-care management. Its really going to cater to certain people in Naples by taking care of every aspect of someones medical life, says Ms. Schusler. If a client wants a nutritionist, we provide one. A care manager will accompany them to a doctors appointment. One person will manage the care for the client. If a physician, for example, changes a medication, the care manager will inform the clients other physicians and will schedule regular video chats to stay in communication with the family. The manager is responsible for keeping everyone in the loop. Youthful Aging will also offer specialized services, including a Brain Academy, a personal electronic medical records system, an as-needed network of professionals specializing in Alzheimer and dementia, and a team of physical therapists, personal trainers, geriatric masseuses and art therapists again brought to the clients home. Experts expect the fast-paced graying of America will spawn a host of cottage industries like Youthful Aging and others responding to the unique needs of the elderly and their caretakers during the next 20 years. Care Centers Ms. Johnson has seen a growing demand for adult day care since she started in the business 25 years ago. Even the fledgling Family Option, once its rooted in Fort Myers, could expand. Theres already a need for this type of program in Port Charlotte, says Ms. Modell-Dion. 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Ashley Bourn sales manager at Firano at Naples, has been named Sales Manager of the Month at Toll Brothers. Ms. Bourn joined Toll Brothers as a sales associate in June 2006 and was promoted to sales manager at Belle Lago in Estero in July 2008. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a sales and marketing associate with Prestige Homes in Hudson, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelors degree in marketing and is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors as well as the Florida and National associations of Realtors. Brett Brown has been named director of sales/broker at Fiddlers Creek Realty Inc. and will overseeing all sales activities at the private, master-planned residential community off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Mr. Brown has nearly 30 years of local real estate experience, specializing in residential development sales and rentals. Prior to joining Fiddlers Creek, he was managing broker for VIP Realty Group Inc., and Miromar Realty of Southwest Florida. Originally from Fort Wayne, Ind., he attended Ball State University and hold professional designations including CRB, CRS, ABR, RSPS, CIPS and GRI. He his a past president of the Naples Area Board of Realtors and a multiple-year member of the NABOR Honor Society.On the national level, he serves as chair of the National Association of Realtors Resort and Second Home Committee This one-of-a-kind property has 6.44 acres of cleared, fenced and gated land with more than 400 organic fruit trees. The lot can be subdivided, and another home and two guest cottages can be built. Built in 2002, the home has 2,733 square feet with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The home has a spacious floor plan with dark diagonal tiling throughout. The kitchen has a resurfaced cabinetry, tile countertops and colorful backsplash. The master suite features a large tiled bathroom with frameless shower doors, claw foot tub, dual granite topped vanity and bidet. Priced at $275,000, the home has 10-foot ceilings and a reverse osmosis system for all sinks, showers, toilets and washer. It has a 12-valve underground irrigation system for the entire property. The lanai is tiled. Contact listing agent Chris Lecca of Premiere Plus Realty Co. at 776-5423. This Cape Coral pool home is situated on a cul-de-sac and along a canal with gulf access. Built in 1997, it has 1,736 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home features an open floor plan, with plenty of room for entertaining. Multiple windows offer a beautiful view of the pool and canal. The bedrooms comfortably accommodate large beds and the master bathroom has a separate shower and tub. The large tiled pool deck opens to the dual-railing pool. The yards mature landscaping is well maintained. The home is priced at $279,900. 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ARTS SOUTHWEST 2011-2012 GUIDE FLORIDA The worlds greatest Victorian-era detective is at the height of his career when hes presented with a case too tantalizing to ignore in The Naples Players production of Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure, opening Thursday, Nov. 23, and running through Dec. 17 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed with the use of a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of the crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With his trusted companion Dr. Watson at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues what could be his final case. In doing so, the detective marches right into the lair of Could this be Sherlocks Final Adventure?SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 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 Dead LastBook critic Phil Jason says James W. Hall Is dead-on with Thorns latest case. C4 An earnest heartHappy Feet Two should resonate with moviegoers of all ages. C11 Whats cookingA round-up of restaurant and dining news. C19 JENNIFER ZIEGELMAIER / COURTESY PHOTOSepp Ronay portrays the strangler Sid Prince and Zachary Harned is his victim, Larrabee, in a scene from Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure. SEE SHERLOCK, C12
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 C3 What is your art form? Im working in two forms at the moment acrylic paintings and abstract assemblages of found objects. The acrylics are impressions of water lily ponds, with the Naples Botanical Garden being a huge source of inspiration and subject matter. The objects for my found art are gathered from around the streets of Marco Island. The more smashed and broken the better! I paint them metallic colors and assemble them in boxes. Where can we see your work? At the Waterside Gallery in the Esplanades Artist Colony on Marco Island. When did you discover your creative talents? When I got my first box of Crayola Crayons! How long have you lived in the area? Ive lived on Marco Island for seven years, coming here after retiring as a graphic artist for a Pennsylv ania poster company. Are you a full-time artist? Yes retirement has allowed for that. I often ask myself, When did I have time to work? Who are your favorite artists? Louise Nevelson, John Singer Sargent, Georgia OKeeffe, Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt. How do you feel your art contributes to our community? Hopefully my found objects emphasize the importance of respecting the planet (and community) by showing that beauty can be created by merely stopping to pick up whats at your feet. Recycling is the greatest way to lessen the impact of our being on this earth. Outside of your art, what are you passionate about? Being kind to the environment. What are you reading now? The Help and Olive Kitteridge. All-time favorite movies? Out of Africa and Howards End. I love the imagery, colors and costumes. Words of wisdom? The best learning comes from failures. Hometowns: Ashland, Hatboro and Greentown, Pa. Education: Moore College of Art and Hussian School of Art for advertising and illustration (both in Philadelphia); East Stroudsburg University. Website: www.karens.fineartstudioonline.com. Artists Among Us is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier County. The council promotes all the arts in Collier County and provides education in the arts for at-risk students. For more information, call 263-8242 or visit www.CollierArts.com. ARTISTS AMONG USKaren Swanker WINNERBEST IN WOMENS CLOTHING7 YEARS IN A ROW 2004 TO 2010 On the Plaza, 3rd Street South Venetian Village, Park Shore Promenade, Bonita Bay Daily: 10 6 Thursday: till 7 Sunday: 12 5 oldenaplesvet349 14th Ave. South Naples, Florida 34102 239.331.3345 Mobile Pet Club: Text ONV to: 97063 www.OldeNaplesVet.comFull Service Boutique Style Veterinary Hospital in the heart of Historic Olde Naples.Anne Lozynski, D.V.M"Yappy Hour" Wed., Nov 30th from 5-7pmDrinks and light food will be provided for our 2 footed and 4 footed friends! THIRD STREET SOUTHThe Birthplace of Old Naples GLORIOUS FOOD, GREAT SHOPS & GRACEFUL BYWAYSGlamour & Good Times Since the 1930s Naples Grande Golf Club invites you to come Explore Golf, Beach, Pool, Spa, Fitness, Tennis & Dining. For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714 Rees Jones designed course. e Waldorf Astoria Collection. (located at Naples Grande). Naples Grande Tennis Center. With New Greens, the Best Course in Naples Just Got Better!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 Dead Last, by James W. Hall. Minotaur Books. 304 pages. $25.99. A new book by James W. Hall is something to put away for a special treat: something to look forward to. But inevitably, I push other things aside so that I can dig into what will no doubt be a most pleasurable experience. Im addicted to following the exploits of Thorn, a character at once unique and everyman-ish, spontaneous and guarded, outrageous and surprisingly disciplined. The Thorn we meet in Dead Last is processing grief. Cancer has taken the woman he loves. Mr. Halls description of Thorns ritualized mourning, which includes burning many of his personal possessions, is dead-on accurate. Thorn is a man who carries little material baggage. Watching him strip even further down to essentials, a kind of excessive and half-mad cleansing, reveals his nature with dramatic economy. As ever, Thorns fate presents him with a case to solve and a wrong to right. Uh, better change those nouns to plural. Hows this for a plot premise? A Miami-based television cast and crew staffs a low-rated cable series named Miami Ops. A running plot line involves a serial killer who, outfitted in a zentai suit (a skin-tight garment that covers the entire body) selects victims from hints picked up in newspaper obituaries. The killer deduces locations, weapons and other details from the obituaries as well. The spandex-clad perpetrator is cunning and ruthless, but the series is about to be dropped by the network. The scriptwriter, Sawyer Moss, knows a lot about obituary writing because his mother, April, is the obituary writer for the Miami Herald. Sawyers twin brother, Flynn, is one of the shows stars. The other is Dee Dee Dollimore, a gorgeous actress hungry for fame who is Sawyers girlfriend. Dee Dees father (and former abuser), Gus, runs the show. Now the series seems to have inspired a copycat a real serial killer who imitates the methodology of Miami Ops. One of Aprils obituaries is about Rusty Stabler, Thorns deceased wife. Details in the obit lead the real-life killer to murder Rustys aunt, who lives in a small town in Oklahoma. Since Thorn is mentioned in the obituary, it doesnt take long for the Starkville, Okla., sheriff, a very young woman named Buddha Hilton, to visit Miami, tear Thorn away from his beloved Key Largo and involve him in her investigation. Buddha is a fascinating minor character. Only 19, she is a self-made professional with skill, courage and shrewd perceptions. Like Dee Dee a victim of parental abuse as a young girl, Buddha would seem to have a bright future. She accomplishes much in a short period of time to further her investigation into crimes that become part of an FBI case worked by Thorns sometimes buddy Frank Sheffield. However, Buddhas future is cut short by the zentai killer. Thorn now has one more death to avenge, and his own life is in jeopardy. There is an unsettling glee among some of the Miami Ops gang that the copycat news might just spike the ratings and save the series. Is one of them behind these killings? Dead Last is gorgeously complicated by the network of relationships the author designs. Perhaps the most important is that Thorn and April have to sort out the meaning of their youthful onenight fling so many years ago. Awkwardly reacquainted by their involvement in this investigation, they cautiously try to make sense of it and of each other. That old and brief attraction haunts them and eventually provides the reader with an astonishing revelation. Dead Last provides an abundance of violent action, excruciating suspense, brilliant characterization (check out Aprils mother, Garvey) and precise and evocative delineations of Miami neighborhoods. It also offers a vivid exploration of the psychotic elements let loose in contemporary society as reflected in, perhaps nourished by, todays morally hazardous popular culture. Thorn is by now a monument: solid and substantial, a bit tarnished and a convenient target for low-flying birds. And Mr. Hall is in the vanguard of those who have erased the line between literary fiction and genre fiction. Want more James W. Hall? Over Exposure, a new collection of his fine short fiction, is available as a Kindle eBook for a mere $3.99. FLORIDA WRITERSJames W. Hall is dead-on with Thorns latest case i a c f u o k philJASON firstname.lastname@example.org Hall
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure By The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre through Dec. 17. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. See story on page C1. The Nutcracker Goes Pop! By The Naples Players KidzAct youth troupe at 7 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at Golden Gate High School. Tickets can be purchased at the Sudgen Community Theatre and and at the door. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Irving Berlins White Christmas At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, Nov. 24-Dec. 25. 278-4422. Shrek, the Musical At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, Nov. 29-Dec. 5. 481-4849. Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, Nov. 29-Dec. 18. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. A Christmas Survival Guide At the Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Thursday, Nov. 24 Funny Guy Michael Kosta performs tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Friday, Nov. 25 Elmo & Co. Elmos Super Heroes, a Sesame Street show, takes the stage at 7 p.m. tonight, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Germain Ar ena. 9487825 or www.ticketmaster.com. Holiday Event The inaugural Festival of Trees at Village on Venetian Bay runs today through Dec. 11. Enjoy a winter wonderland of decorated trees and more, with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. 325-1765. See story on page A17. Bluegrass Tunes Tim May & Gretchon Priest perform from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $10 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Saturday, Nov. 26 Arts & Crafts The Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday on Third Street South and Third Avenue South. 262-6517. All Aboard The Scale Rail Holiday Train Show runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Araba Temple, 2010 Hanson St., Fort Myers, $7. 410-6470 or www.scalerails.org. Family Time The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts a free Family Activity Day from 1-3 p.m. 26100 Old 41 Rd. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Cool Wheels A car cruise-in takes place from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. 332-4443. Mini-Art An artist reception for the Miniature Yet Monumental show runs from 6-9 p.m. at the Guess-Fisher Gallery and Phil Fisher Gallery. Enjoy music by Captain Richard while viewing nearly 100 small original artworks by 20 artists. 810 12th Ave. S. 659-2787. Holiday Tunes The Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2011 takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org. Laugh It Up Enjoy stand-up comedy at 9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.damagedgoodz.com. Sunday, Nov. 27 Show Band The Music Makers Show Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 2133058 Making Waves The Southern Extreme Water-Ski Team performs at 4 p.m. on the lake at Miromar Outlets. www.miromaroutlets.com. Monday, Nov. 28 Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents The Girl in the Caf at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Dr. $8. 485-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Its In The Cards 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. Wednesday, Nov. 30 Kids Crafts Fun activities for toddlers to 12-year-olds are offered from 10 a.m.-noon at Playland at Miromar Outlets. www.miromaroutlets.com. True Grit See the award-winning version of the classic Western starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon at 2 p.m. at the Marco Island Library. Free. Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts open mic night for singers, songwriters and musicians from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming up Art Lecture Art historian John Stewart presents Degas, the Passionate Observer at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $34. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Beethoven & Brahms The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Best of Beethoven and Brahms at 8 p.m. Dec. 1-3 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org. Spring Fashions Marissa Collections presents a Marchesa resort and spring trunk show Dec. 1-2. 1167 Third St. S. 687-1148 or www.MarissaCollections.com. Wartime Art Pictures of Rendering: The Wartime Photography of Jewish Partisan Fay Schulman is on exhibit Dec. 1-Jan. 14 in the FGCU ArtMiami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra present George Balanchines The Nutcracker at 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 26 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Intimate Moments, an exhibit of nature photographs combined with digital painting by Kathleen Douglas, including Childs Play, above, are on exhibit at the Marco Island Library through November. TheatreZone presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Dec. 1-11 in the G&L Theater at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezoneflorida.com. The Cole Bros. Circus comes to the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs Nov. 24-27, with performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. www.colebroscircus.com.
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ThePumpkinCoffeeCakeis Best Back $25Justforthe Holidays!Takeacake homeTODAY! Wealsodeliver. FortMyers ReectionPkwy.@CypressLake239-590-9994 Naples Immokalee@Airport239-593-9499 CapeCoral SantaBarbaranearVeterans239-458-8700 PortCharlotte USHwy.41&776941-235-3354 jasonsdeli.comNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 C11 Is it worth $15? YesThere is something both inherently stupid and wonderfully charming about penguins singing and dancing. But when you get past the playfulness, theres also an earnest heart and warm message at the center of Happy Feet Two, one that should resonate with people of all ages. Kudos to the filmmakers for making it more likeable and accessible than its 2006 predecessor, which was so eco-friendly it felt like Greenpeace was an official sponsor. If you want it, you must will it, flying penguin Sven (Hank Azaria) says to the youngsters, continuing, if you will it, it will be yours. This is especially timely for toe-tapping Mumble (Elijah Wood) and his son Erik (Ava Acres), who get lost away from the pack for much of the story but who always conveniently run into old friend Ramon (Robin Williams) whenever the script needs a laugh. Along the way Mumble and Erik encounter a dangerous elephant seal (Richard Carter) and tricky terrain, leading to a lot of close calls and fun action sequences. When Mumble and Erik return home, they find an iceberg has trapped their brethren without food, meaning its up to them to save wife/mother Gloria (Pink, taking over for the late Brittany Murphy), Lovelace (Mr. Williams again), Noah the Elder (Hugo Weaving) and more. Although theres a mild insinuation here about the dangers of global warming, director George Millers feature mostly steers clear of social messages and instead focuses on the characters and animation, both of which are well developed and nicely drawn. In fact, the 3D is crisp and vivid whether its high atop the Antarctic mountains or deep below the ocean hanging out with two funny and welcome additions to the franchise, Bill the Krill (Matt Damon) and Will the Krill (Brad Pitt). Unfortunately, the story far too often moves sideways when it needs to move forward. Amusing as they are, Bill and Will never really integrate into the penguin storyline, leaving us to wonder why they were incorporated at all (aside from being able to offer Mr. Pitt and Mr. Damon as selling points). Whats more, Bill and Will follow the standard need to be something more than what I am storyline, which is too heavy thematically given the plight of the penguins. Theres a fair amount of singing throughout, and most of the time when its pop tunes the sequences are forgettable (Under Pressure in the finale being a notable exception). But darn if you dont laugh when Mr. Damon starts crooning Wake Me Up Before You Go Go and cheekily quipping back and forth with Pitt. Thankfully, the original songs are notably better than the pop remixes, including a nice ballad called Bridge of Light performed by Pink. Its during the non-remix songs that the movie feels heartfelt and genuine rather than schlocky and slick. But fair enough: Lure us in with the trailer featuring penguins singing Sexy Back and Im Gonna Knock You Out, then keep us happy with the new material you bring to the table. Ill take that. Is there a lot here for adults? Not really. Some of Bill and Wills puns will let you crack smiles your kids wontshare, but theres enough amusement here on all levels to make Happy Feet Two a toetappin delight. Melancholia (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland) Two sisters (Ms. Dunst and Ms. Gainsbourg) fight as another planet threatens to collide with Earth. Ms. Dunst is very good and the film is visually appealing, but writer/director Lars Von Trier (Dogville) doesnt explain enough of the story. He needs to be less lyrical/abstract and more clear if he wants his messages/ themes to hit home. Rated R.J. Edgar(Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts) The 50-plus year career of FBI. Director J. Edgar Hoover (Mr. DiCaprio) is chronicled in this nicely staged but overlong biopic from director Clint Eastwood. Youll respect Mr. DiCaprio and Mr. Hammers performances, but the desaturated colors and slow pacing make the rest a bore. Rated R. Tower Heist (Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda) After a Madoff-esque financier (Mr. Alda) loses their money, the employees of a New York City high-rise plot to steal the money hidden in his apartment. Nothing special here, but it is amusing throughout and the story keeps you intrigued. Rated PG-13. LATEST FILMSHappy Feet Two danHUDAK www.hudakonhollywood.com CAPSULES >> Animation always takes a long time: Much of the principal casts voice work was completed in the winter of 2010. in the know
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-23, 2011 Festival of Carols Presented by The Combined Choirs of Ave Maria University Sunday, December 4th at 7pm Direct TV College ticket and Direct TV NFL Sunday ticket Food and drink specials Best view in town Family friendly Announcing NFL Tailgate Parties at The Bayfront InnCOLLEGE TICKET! NFL SUNDAY TICKET! All the games Widescreen HD TV Tailgate specials beginning at 12:00 pm 1221 5th Ave South Call (239) 649-5800 for more info Text CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! ITALIAN MEATBALL MELT NAPLES FT. MYERS CHEF SALAD WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR LUNCH TODAY? TURKEY ARTICHOKE PRESSATA his longtime adversary, that malevolent genius of crime: Professor Moriarty. Based on the1889 play by Arthur Conan Coyle and William Gillette and deftly adapted for modern staging by contemporary playwright Stephen Dietz, The Naples Players production of Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure is directed by Dallas Dunnagan and stars Mark Vanagas in the title role. A Naples Players veteran, Mr. Vanagas previous roles include Andy Lee in 2nd Street, Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, the emcee in Cabaret, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Lord Evelyn in Anything Goes! and Geoffrey in The Lion in Winter. Vic Caroli takes on the role of Dr. Watson. In addition to performing Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and in regional theatre around the country, Mr. Caroli has appeared with The Naples Players as Hank in Regrets Only, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Herman in Mixed Emotions and Randolph in Moon Over the Brewery. Laura Lorusso plays diva Irene Adler in Sherlock Homes, the Final Adventure. Previous performances have included Nikki in Musical Comedy Murders, Elaine Harper in Arsenic and Old Lace, Lady Caroline Bramble in Enchanted April, and Princess Alais Capet in The Lion in Winter. And Mr. Holmes nemesis Moriarty is played by Jim Heffernan. Mr. Heffernan spent most of 2010 as Ebby Thatcher in the national tour of Bill W. and Dr. Bob. He was last seen at the Sugden in The Naples Players production of Sylvia last season. SHERLOCKFrom page 1JENNIFER ZIEGELMAIER / COURTESY PHOTOThe cast of Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure includes Sepp Ronay as Sid Prince, Mark Vanagas as the master sleuth Sherloc k Holmes and Laura Lorusso as the devious diva Irene Adler. >> Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure, by The Naples Players >> When: Nov. 23-Dec. 17 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: $35 for adults, $10 for students >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org in the know
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Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 Here are some capsule summaries of previous reviews:Blue Agave Tequila Bar and Grill, 3785 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, 262-2582 There are lots of reasons to like Blue Agave, from its voluminous selection of tequilas (more than 50) to its polished and polite serving staff and the fact that the management hasnt resorted to the sort of kitschy dcor that so often makes a mockery of a noble cuisine. And then theres the menu, which includes dishes not often seen in these parts, things like molcajete, a mlange of grilled steak, chicken and chorizo with green onion and cactus leaves served in a bowl made of volcanic stone. The presentation was dramatic the mixture bubbled for a good 20 minutes after arriving at the table and the contents were delicious. Shrimp and salmon ceviche was lively (if a bit low on salmon), and the sopapillas thin, crisp pastries topped with cinnamon, powdered sugar and honey with a mound of ice cream were just right after a spicy Mexican meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2011Fernandez the Bull, 1201 Piper Blvd., Naples, 254-9855 This restaurant has thrived for years at its 1265 Airport Road location. Now, with its sleek second location, even more people can enjoy the authentic Cuban cuisine served up by the hospitable Fernandez family and staff. I can recommend the Cuban nachos, an inventive mix of thinly sliced fried plantains, savory chicken, cheese sauce, capers and parsley (plan to share this one); calamari in a nicely seasoned tomato sauce with pepper and onions, a refreshing departure from fried calamari; ropa vieja, a classic dish of shredded flank steak in a tomato sauce with peppers and onions; and shrimp and scallops in white wine, garlic and capers. Yucca in creamy garlic sauce, black beans and yellow rice and sweet fried plantains were great sides. For dessert, you cant go wrong with the flan or the tres leches cake. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples, 352-3200: Its love at first bite at Incas Kitchen, where the menu showcases the lively Peruvian culinary palette. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers and partner Alfredo Ruiz make customers feel immediately welcome in this lovely, unpretentious Golden Gate establishment. Dinner starts with a bowl of roasted corn kernels and three flavorful (but not spicy hot) pepper sauces for dipping. The mixed ceviche was exceptionally good and the portion was large enough for two. Also good were the conchitas a la Parmesana (scallops on the half shell baked with Parmesan cheese). A delicious sashimilike dish, dua tiradito, featured marinated fish served with pepper sauces. Incas wari fish is seared on a griddle, seasoned and baked to perfection then served with a mango salsa, corn and cilantro. Another standout was the lomo a la Huancaina, sliced beef tenderloin with red onions and creamy queso blanco. Not only is the food wonderful, the most expensive dish is $17. Dont miss this one. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2009Pelagos Caf, 4951 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 263-2996 The management calls whats served here Mediterranean soul food and thats an excellent description. Primarily Greek, the menu also offers a smattering of other dishes from the region. Portions are large, and most dishes are ample for two. I can recommend the fried calamari with its cinnamon-scented marinara, and a vegetable plate that contained roasted peppers, grilled artichoke hearts, beet salad and the best dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) Ive had outside of Greece. The avgolemono soup, Greek salad and gyro platter were spot on. Also delicious was a simply grilled mahi fillet topped with asparagus, artichokes, olives and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, one large wedge of baklava more than satisfied two. A bonus at Pelagos is its moderate prices. Odds are youll have enough leftovers for another meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2009Sam-Bucco Bistro, 14700 Tamiami Trail N., 592-6050 Most restaurants keep customers coming back because the food is exceptional or the service is noteworthy or the ambience is beautiful. Ive rarely encountered one in which all three approach perfection the way they do at Sam-Bucco Bistro, a mecca of Mediterranean splendor. The room glows a warm gold, creating an elegant ambience in which knowledgeable servers present course after course of superb food. Every dish, whether a timeless classic or something the chef has dreamed up, is composed of fresh ingredients presented artfully. I could make a meal on the Turkish grilled calamari served with arugula, balsamic vinaigrette and fresh lemon juice. A sampler platter of creamy babaganouj, avocado salad, marinated mushrooms, cheeses and focaccia was also first rate. A nightly special featured a fettuccine pancake with Parmesan and cream topped with a coldwater lobster tail, shrimp, peas and pink sauce. Also noteworthy was an entre of shrimp and scallops chorizo with braised pears, mandarin oranges and tart pomegranate sauce. The wine list is extensive and impressive, too. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2011 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 CUISINE food & wine CALENDAR Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5-7 p .m., Decanted Wines: Sample from among 20 winter and seasonal beers; $15, tickets required; 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-8 p .m., The Good Life of Naples: Shelly Connor demonstrates Seoul Food from Korea, including sweet soy Korean short ribs, steamed Korean dumplings and chicken ginseng soup; $50, The Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road (at Airport-Pulling Road), Naples; 514-4663. Reservations required. Thursday, Dec. 1, 57 p .m., Decanted Wines: Chocolatier Michael Hartz of SweetHartz Confectionary prepares mendiant chocolate, full of nuts and fruits, which makes them ideal to pair with wine; $35; 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 4341814. Reservations required. Call or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:301 0:30 a.m., BRIO Tuscan Grille: Bring the kids for a breakfast buffet with Santa and take a chance on winning a 32G Apple iPod Touch or other prizes by bringing an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots; $10.95 per adult, $5.95 per child; Waterside Shops, 5505 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 593-5319. Saturday, Dec. 3, noon2 p .m., The Good Life of Naples: Shelly Connor shows how to whip up a holiday brunch for a bunch. On the menu: Southern biscuit eggs Benedict, tortellini soup and leek, Gruyere and bacon quiche; The Shoppes at Vanderbilt; 514-4663. Reservations required. Thursday, Dec. 8, 59 p .m., Decanted Wines: Its the Ultimate Wine Throwdown Championship, featuring six wineries, more than 30 wines and light appetizers; $25; 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations required. Call or send e-mail to events@decantedwines. com. Thursday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p .m., T he Good Life of Naples: Let Shelly Connor help you Get Sauced Italian Style at this zesty cooking class and meal; $50, The Shoppes at Vanderbilt; 514-4663. Reservations required. Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p .m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.1:30 p .m., the Marco Island Farmers Market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.2 p .m., the Government Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:3011:30 a.m., T hird Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, B onita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Send items to email@example.com. Its the season for local restaurants to bloomThis week we welcome back a longtime Fifth Avenue institution, one of its new neighbors and a bakery that outgrew its space and has moved to a more spacious location. Mangrove Caf has reopened, 10 months after a propane tank explosion destroyed the kitchen. Owners Doug and Diane Amaral have rebuilt the caf and brought back much of their previous staff. The menu features old favorites and some new dishes. A sampling includes mussels Algarve, rigatoni Bolognese, Low Country Southern fish fry, My Sweet and Sour Snapper and pot roast. Appetizers run $6.50-$11.95, while entrees are $18-$27. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. The caf is offering a special deal of two entrees and a bottle of wine for $35. Its at 878 Fifth Ave. S. Call 262-7076 for reservations. Aqua Seafood & Steaks has taken over the space previously occupied by Berts Seafood & Chowder House. Seafood lovers still have plenty from which to choose on the new restaurants menu, which includes colossal garlic prawns, calamari, pan-braised corvina and a variety of fresh fish from a display case, among other items. Also on the menu are seared pork belly, cheese flamb prepared tableside, 20-ounce, bonin rib eye steak and osso buco. Appetizers are $6-$18; entrees run $22-$42. Aqua serves lunch, dinner and a late-night menu. Its at 862 Fifth Ave. S. Call 213-1111. The website www.aquafifth.com is still under construction, but the menus are posted.Simply Cupcakes began simply enough when Joanne Glasgow brought her baked goods to the Third Street Farmers Market in 2006. In 2009, she opened her first storefront. But the business has outgrown the space, and Ms. Glasgow recently opened a new store at 300 U.S. 41, at the corner of Third Avenue North. Customers can still enjoy all their favorite cupcakes Naples Key lime, black tie, orange blossom, red velvet and the trademark Neapolitan (white and chocolate cake with strawberry butter cream) as well as coffee, soft drinks and gelato. Its open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For details, call 262-5184 or visit www.naplescupcakes.com.Sea Salt hosts author Colman AndrewsColman Andrews has traveled the world exploring foods, meeting and interviewing chefs. Hes the founder of the sophisticated culinary magazine Saveur, and his book, Country Cooking of Ireland, won the prestigious James Beard awards for Cookbook of the Year and International Cookbook of the Year in 2010. Southwest Floridians can meet him and sample recipes from his latest book, Country Cooking of Italy, from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. S. Call 434-7258. Naples Beach Club brunch returnsStarting Sunday, Nov. 27, champagne brunch is back at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The weekly buffet will be available 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday through May 27 in the waterfront Everglades Room. The meal includes two carved meats, a seafood entre, a vegetarian pasta dish, omelet station, cheese blintzes, pastries, waffles or pancakes, desserts and more. Pianist Gordon Banks will play jazz-infused contemporary music. The cost is $34 for adults, $16 for children ages 6-12 and free for younger children. The price includes complimentary valet parking and a glass of champagne or a mimosa plus soft drinks. Reservations are recommended. The resort is at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Call 435-4348.A sparkling start to the holidaysDiscover whats new in the world of sparkling wine with the 13th annual Champagne and Sparkler tasting hosted by Tonys Off Third Wine & Pastry Shop from 5:307 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. There will be 18 sparklers from California, Spain, Italy and France, providing a great opportunity to find just the right selections for holiday gift giving and entertaining. The cost is $25 per person, which includes a $10 coupon for purchase of a sparkling wine at this event. Space is limited. Make a reservation at 2627999. Tonys is at 1300 Third St. S.Holiday sweets from Norman LoveIn addition to the usual mindbending assortment of chocolates and pastries Norman Love and his team makes, his holiday chocolates are now available. This years flavors include candy cane, cranberry orange, eggnog, gingerbread, hot cocoa, java jingle, maple walnut, mint patty, smores and white Christmas. Find them at the Naples Chocolate Salon, 3747 Tamiami Trail N., 687-7215; the Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., 561-7215; and online at www.normanloveconfections.com.Absinthe offers two-for-one dealThrough Dec. 30, patrons can take advantage of two-for-one pricing on all food and beverages at the restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine with creative contemporary touches. The promotion is available at lunch, dinner and during Sunday brunch. Absinthe is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch, 5-11 p.m. for dinner and 11 a.m.3 p.m. for Sunday brunch. Its at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Call 254-0500 or visit www.absinthenaples.com. s a e l I T karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org Andrews
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Steve Tobins Natural History Through Dec. 30Edgar Degas: The Private ImpressionistThrough Jan. 15Schrenk Student Photography ExhibitThrough Jan. 29The Mouse House: Works from the Olga Hirshhorn CollectionThrough June 30Leaders in American Modernism Through June 30Modern Mexican MastersThrough June 30Lecture: Looking at Art with John Stewart, Degas: The Passionate ObserverDec. 1Manolo Valdes ExhibitionDec. 6-March 25Lecture: ArtTalks with Joan Jacobs, Monet: Father of ImpressionismJan. 10Lecture: Looking at Art with John Stewart, Valazquez: The Genius of Spains Golden AgeJan. 12Louise Nevelson ExhibitionJan. 14-April 29Lecture: ArtTalks with Joan Jacobs, What Makes a Vermeer Special?Jan. 17Lecture: How to Look at Modern Art with Susan Rosoff, A New AgeJan. 18Lecture: Looking at Art with John Stewart, Manet: Father of ModernismJan. 26Lecture: Ferdinand Hampson, Evolution/Revolution: 50 Years of American Studio GlassFeb. 6Memories of World War II: Photos from the Archives of The Associated PressFeb. 12-April 7Lecture: Visual Arts with Lee Sandstead, Im Having an Art Attack!Feb. 13Lecture: ArtTalks with Joan Jacobs, An Artistic Walk around Florence, ItalyFeb. 14Lecture: Paul Schweizer, From Prendergast to Pollock: Edward Wales Root, American Talent ScoutFeb. 15Lecture: How to Look at Modern Art with Susan Rosoff, What Happened to Beauty?Feb. 15Lecture: ArtTalks with Joan Jacobs, Renior Part I: ImpressionistFeb. 28Juan Genoves: A RetrospectiveMarch 1-May 20Lecture: ArtTalks with Joan Jacobs, Renior Part II: Road to SuccessMarch 6Lecture: ArtTalks with Joan Jacobs, Renior Part III: Official RecognitionMarch 20 The 49th Founders Juried Awards ExhibitionThrough Dec. 3Members Gallery Opening Show: Small WorksThrough Dec. 6Lecture: Eric Mourlot, th Century Masters of LithographyDec. 16Preview reception for Exhibition of Lithographs from Galerie Mourlot, New York; Under An Open Sky: Plein Air Paintings of Southwest Florida; and Members Gallery Second ShowDec. 16Exhibition of Lithographs from Galerie Mourlot, New YorkDec. 17-Jan. 15Members Gallery Second ShowDec. 17-Jan. 17Under An Open Sky: Plein Air Paintings of Southwest FloridaDec. 17-Feb. 27Lecture: Richard Geary of Geary Studio/Art & Interiors, Designing Your Environment Around ArtJan. 12Lecture: Tommy Simspon, contemporary furniture artist, Hand, Heart, HomeJan. 27Preview reception for The Art of Tommy Simpson and Members Gallery Third Show: Songs We LoveJan. 27The Art of Tommy SimpsonJan. 28-Feb. 27Members Gallery Third Show: Songs We LoveJan. 28-Feb. 28Nuts about The von LiebigFeb. 4Lecture: Jerry Ulesmann and Maggie Taylor, photographic artists, Works from the Harn Museum at the Universit of Florida March 9Preview reception for Selected Works of Photography from the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida; Members Gallery Fourth Show and NAA Adult Student Exhibition 2012March 9Selected Works of Photography from the Harn Museum of Art at the University of FloridaMarch 10-May 5Members Gallery Fourth ShowMarch 10-April 26 NAA Adult Student Exhibition 2012March 10-April 28Lecture: David Sleeman, director of the Winston Art Group, A Current Appraisal as a Step Toward the Successful Management of Art as an Asset Goddess Night 2012March 29Preview reception for Russian Art ExhibitionMay 11Russian Art Exhibition in collaboration with ArtsNaples World FestivalMay 14-20Preview reception for the 41st annual Jade N. Riedel Scholarship CompetitionMay 3The 41st annual Jade N. Riedel Scholarship CompetitionMay 4-25Preview reception for Camera USA: National Photography Award 2012 and Selected Work from The von Liebig Art Centers CollectionJune 1Camera USA: National Photography Award 2012June 4-Aug. 10Photography and Printmaking from the Collection June 4-Aug. 3ARTScool open houseAug. 12ARTScool Student Exhibition 2012Aug. 13-17Preview reception for the fifth annual Non-Juried All Artist Members Show of Shows Exhibition, the Collection and Artists for Charity SW Florida Aug. 24 The Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. 597-1900www.thephil.orgThe Naples Art AssociationAt The von Liebig Art Center 585 Park St. 262-6517www.naplesart.orgwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 hePatty&JayBakerNaplesMuseumofArt 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE TheNaplesArtAssociation 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE COURTESY PHOTONaples Botanical Garden Lily, by Jennifer Clements, from the 2011 Camera USA National Photography Exhibition COURTESY IMAGE
PHILHARMONICCENTERfor theARTSHome of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Jorge Mester, music director/conductorDecember 1-3, 8 p.m.Starting at $64 adult, $27 student PLUS attend the Concert Prelude at 7 p.m. with guest conductor Edwin Outwater and guest pianist William WolframBUY TICKETS NOW! ThePhil.org, call (239) 597-1900 or visit our Box Office at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., NaplesMonday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Naples Philharmonic Orchestra musicians (L to R) Susan M. Bergeron, cello; James Zhang, assistant principal violin; Sania D. Whitaker, violin; Monica Biacchi, assistant principal viola; and Paul Votapek, principal clarinet want you in the audience to celebrate the NPOs 30th anniversary season ... LET THEM ENTERTAIN YOU!Photos by Nathan HillBeethoven Piano Concerto No. 4Brahms Symphony No. 4NAPLES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PERFORMS BEETHOVEN+BRAHMS YEARS OF EXCITING MUSIC3 3 Susan M. Bergeron Sania D. Whitaker Paul Votapek Monica Biacchi James ZhangPLUS, buy tickets now to these Naples Philharmonic Orchestra concerts:Brahms+ ProkofievBERNSTEIN Overture to Candide BRAHMS Double Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 JANUARY 5-7, 8 P.M.Tchaikovsky PathtiqueMILHAUD Suite Provenale BLOCH Schelomo TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, Pathtique FEBRUARY 9-11, 8 P.M.Romantic ChopinKODLY Dances of Galnta CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 MARCH 8-10, 8 P.M.Mesters FarewellSCHUMANN Piano Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 1 APRIL 12-14, 8 P.M.Tchaikovsky FourthBRAHMS Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 MAY 11-12, 8 P.M. Make i t a po int t o se e San t a this se aso n a tHoliday Pops!St uar t Chafe t z is comin g t o t o w n to cond uct the NP O in you r favori te holid ay h its! December 13, 15 1 8, 8 p. m. December 17, 2 p.m. S tart ing at $3 0 adul t $22 stud ent Art in the ParkThe 55th season Dec. 3 Jan. 7 Feb. 4 March 3 April 7Along Park Street www.naplesart.orgThe eighth annual Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft FestivalNaples Art Association Nov. 26-27 Along 10th Street South www.naplesart.orgNaples Artcrafters Fine Art and Crafts ShowsDec. 10 Jan. 14 Feb. 11 March 10 April 14In Cambier Park 250-0804Downtown Naples New Years Weekend Art FairNaples Art Association Jan. 7-8Fifth Avenue South www.naplesart.orgThe Bonita Springs National Art FestivalJan. 14-15 Feb. 11-12 March 10-11The Promenade at Bonita Bay www.artinusa.comThe Naples Masters Winter Art FestivalJan. 21-22The Shoppes at Vanderbilt www.boulderbrook.netEden Autism ServicesNaples Invitational Art Fest Jan. 28-29 March 17-18Fleischmann Park www.edenartfest.comArtFest Fort MyersFeb. 4-5Downtown Fort Myers www.artfestfortmyers.comThe sixth annual Coconut Point Art FestivalFeb. 11-12Coconut Point www.artfestival.comThe Ole Art & Jazz FestivalFeb. 18-19Lely Resort www.boulderbrook.net33rd annual Naples National Art FestivalNaples Art Association Feb. 25-26Cambier Park and Eighth Street South www.naplesart.orgThe inaugural Naples Masters Bay FestMarch 3-4Tin City, Bayfront and Naples Bay Resort www.boulderbrook.net Third annual Mercato Fine Arts FestivalMarch 3-4Mercato www.naplesart.org24th annual Downtown Naples Festival of the ArtsMarch 24-25Fifth Avenue South www.naplesart.orgThe Marco Island Masters Art FestivalMarch 31-April 1Veterans Park, Marco Island www.boulderbrook.netArtsNaples World FestivalMay 14-20The spotlight is on Russia at this multi-venue event that includes performances by the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and St. Petersburg String Quartet, ballet, theatre, jazz, cinema, contemporary Russian art, childrens programs and more. 390-2788 www.artsnaplesworldfestival.org email@example.com 2011-12 ART FESTIVALS 2 0 11-12 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDENAPLES FLO RID A W EEKL Y www.Flo rida W eekly.comW EEK OF N O V E M BER 2 4-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 COURT ESY PHOTOThe Ole Art & Jazz Festival at Lely Resort
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDEHot tickets nancySTETSON firstname.lastname@example.org Aaaaacckk! Its the start of another arts season in Southwest Florida, which is cause for celebration. But with so many shows and so many options, how do you know what to pick? As I look over the lineup, heres what jumps out as the things I dont want to miss: Playwright and actor Will Stutts has been bringing his one-man shows to Southwest Florida for a while now. Last year he was Frank Lloyd Wright, and in previous years hes performed as Edgar Allan Poe and Telullah Bankhead. This year he returns to Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers as Walt Whitman (Jan. 6-21), the father of free verse who penned the classic Leaves of Grass. Mr. Stutts performances are uncanny; he has a way of disappearing into the famous characters he portrays. Actually, Theatre Conspiracys entire season looks like a knock-out to me. Im particularly looking forward to The Exonerated (Feb. 10-25), which tells the stories of six people sent to Death Row for crimes they did not commit. The monologues are culled from letters, court transcripts, letters and case files. Its a powerful play. The venue closes the season with Molieres The School for Wives (March 23-April 7). Theatre Conspiracy did a great job with Medea last season, so Im curious to see what they do with this on. And no one pokes fun at human foibles the way Moliere does. Grammy Award-winning jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall returns to Southwest Florida this season. The sultry Ms. Krall is a class act; she performed last year at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota and was simply superlative. She returns to the venue again this season on March 27. She is also giving two performances at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples on Jan. 30, at 6 and 9 p.m. (Note that the dates for Ms. Kralls area engagements are different than those originally announced by the venues last spring.) Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers is so consistently excellent Id have no qualms recommending anything it presents this season. But two shows in the lineup on the mainstage stand out: God of Carnage (Jan. 2-22) and Red (March 6-25), both Tony Award-winners for Best Play and both only previously performed on Broadway. God of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza, looks at two couples who come together after their children get into a fight. Red is John Logans look at Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko. After finishing its run at Florida Rep, Red can be seen at the Philharmonic March 27-31. The Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota is also presenting both plays this season, giving theater-lovers a rare opportunity to see two top-notch repertory theaters perform two critically acclaimed plays. God of Carnage will be at the Asolo Jan. 13-Feb. 29, and Red March 28April 22. Florida Rep will present three oneperson shows in its Studio Theatre, each one focusing on a well-known writer. The Santaland Diaries, starring Jason Parrish, (Dec. 14-31) is David Sedaris sardonic look at being an elf at Macys. Its turned into a holiday tradition, as this is the third year Florida Rep is offering it. The Year of Magic Thinking, based on Joan Didions memoir about grieving the loss of her husband (Jan. 11-Feb. 4), stars Sara Morsey, who wowed audiences as the perpetually drunk and sarcastic pill-popping mother in last seasons August: Osage County. And Tru, by Jay Presson Allen (Feb. 15-March 11), stars Mark Chambers as Truman Capote. Southern rock legend Gregg Allman returns to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Jan. 17. This rocker, whose recent album, Low Country Blues, was produced by T Bone Burnett, only gets better with age. And jazz trumpeter Chris Botti plays the Mann Hall March 4. He performs his lyrical and haunting music with great passion and craft. Playwright David Mamet is known for his taut dialogue. This season, Gulfshore Playhouse presents his play Race (Jan. 27-Feb. 12), which follows a law firm taking on a racially charged case in which a white man is accused of committing a crime against a black woman. Its sure to be intense and thought-provoking. Last year, the Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra debuted at the Phils Daniels Pavilion with four shows, each one featuring a different guest jazz musician. The series was so successful, its returns this season with six shows. Im especially looking forward to the Jan. 12 concert (6 and 8:30 p.m.) with electronic vibraphone pioneer Mike Mainieri. The jazz orchestras core septet is so skilled, it could perform on its own without any guest artist and still wow the crowd. Plus, its a great opportunity to hear Glenn Basham, concertmaster with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, play jazz violin and harmonica. Memphis, a musical about a white DJ who dared to play black music on a white radio station in the s, won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2010. And its easy to see why. Not only does it contain a love story, Memphis perfectly captures the raw energy of early rock and R&B. The music just explodes on the stage. Itll be at the Phil Feb. 14-19. Charo, the original cuchi-cuchi girl, is performing at the Phils Daniels Pavilion at 6 and 8:30 p.m. March 13-14. This lively, effervescent and sometimes incomprehensible performer is a master of the flamenco guitar; she won the Female Pop Album of the Year Award at the Billboard International Latin Music Conference. Whatever she does on stage, Im sure itll be wildly entertaining. John Patrick Shanleys Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Doubt, has made its rounds in Southwest Florida in previous seasons. This year, The Naples Players present it in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre (Feb. 1-25). What makes this production special? Megan McCombs is playing Sister Aloysius. Those who saw her in the Players productions of The Lion in Winter, Cabaret or The Importance of Being Earnest know what a powerful actor she is. Any play with Ms. McCombs in it is a no-brainer dont miss for me. So there you have it, the high points of the season from where the arts writer sits. Of course, there are many other shows and programs I know Ill enjoy in the months ahead, but its nice to look at my calendar and see so much to look forward to already. I have my ticket for most of the above shows already, and I suggest you place your order soon for whatever you dont want to miss. Let our Arts Preview special section help you decide. COURTESY PHOTOMemphis won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2010. It plays at the Phil Feb. 14-19. The arts writer chimes in with her top picks
Dec. 16-18Community School of NaplesHansel & Gretel, music by Engelbert Humperdinck Gramd opera in a family-friendly format, this is a charming portrayal of the classic fairytale, fully staged and performed in English with a chamber orchestra and featuring members of the ONcore ensemble, participants in the ON Young Artists Program and a ballet of 14 angels.Jan. 20 & 22Gulf Coast High SchoolDon Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Performed in Italian with English subtitles, this is the story of the infamous womanizer, Don Juan, who makes one conquest after another until the ghost of a man he killed offers a chance for the scoundrel to repent.Feb. 24 & 26Gulf Coast High SchoolFaust by Charles Gounod Love, eternal youth and redemption of the soul are the themes of this masterpiece. Written after the famous tale by Goethe, this opera remains one of the staples of the French repertoire. Faust, an aging scholar, believes that his days have been wasted, and offers his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for a new lease on life. He and the woman he cherishes receive more than they would ever bargain for in return. Starring ON veteran Anthony Kearns of The Irish Tenors in the title role.May 14 & 17Location TBAEugene Onegin by Peter Tchaikovsky ON is working with ArtsNaples to present one of the most preeminent works in Russian music. Featuring the St. Petersburg Orchestra under the baton of maestro Vladimer Lande. Opera Naples963-9050www.operanaples.org O p era Na p les2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 PAT SHAPIRO / COURTESY PHOTOS Rin i Ne Year o Water! 8:30pm-12:30am $175 plus tax Passed hors doeuvres, double entre plated dinner, open premium bar, champagne toast, hats, horns! Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations.www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com e Bes Ebentt Ane o Water new italianCUISINE! Carmen Carmen Showboat
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDEGeorge Balanchines The NutcrackerNov. 26-27Dave Koz & Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2011 Nov. 28National Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of ChinaDec. 7Loretta LynnDec. 8Michael McDonald: Holiday & HitsDec. 9The New Christy Minstrels, Kingston Trio and Livingston TaylorDec. 11Million Dollar QuartetDec. 20-23Blast!Dec. 28All That Jazz with Ira SullivanDec. 28Regis and Joy Philbin, in concert with an 18-piece orchestraDec. 29New Years Eve Gala with the Three Phantoms and the Phantoms Leading LadiesDec. 31Dennis MillerJan. 4The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas ZukermanJan. 8Johnny MathisJan. 9The Martha Graham Dance CompanyJan. 10All That Jazz with electronic vibraphone player Mike Mainieri Jan. 12Ultimate Doo-Wop 1, six classic doo-wop groups: The Contours, The Vogues, The Mystics, Barbara Lewis, the Blue Suede Orchestra and Cathy Jean & The RoommatesJan. 12Thank You Myra Grand GalaJan. 14Thank You Myra Community Open HouseJan. 15 Late Night Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the DiceJan. 16-21Larry KindJan. 22 Les MiserablesJan. 24-29Diana Krall Jan. 30The Bronx WanderersJan. 31Miami City Ballet #1: Liam Scarlett world premiereJan. 31The Bronx WanderersFeb. 1Miami City Ballet #1Feb. 1Damn YankeesFeb. 2Blues Brothers: The Original TributeFeb. 3Michael FeinsteinFeb. 4John PizzarelliFeb. 7-8Sarasota Opera Company, Carmen Feb. 7ForeignerFeb. 8Lynda Carter Feb. 9-10The Hit MenFeb. 11-12MemphisFeb. 14-19All That Jazz with alto sax player Charles McPhersonFeb. 16Tony DesareFeb. 17-18Barbara WaltersFeb. 20The Philharmonic Center for the Arts5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. 597-1900www.thephil.org Charo National Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China Linda Eder Wynton Marsalis
2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Southern Comfort: A DownHome Country Music Jamboree!Feb. 21American JukeboxFeb. 22-23Peter GallagherFeb. 24-26The Irish RoversFeb. 26La Cage Aux Folles, starring George HamiltonFeb. 28-29The Puppini SistersFeb. 29The Puppini SistersMarch 1La Cage Aux Folles, starring George HamiltonMarch 1-4Russian National Ballet Theatre, Swan LakeMarch 5An Evening with The Kruger BrothersMarch 6Forbidden HollywoodMarch 7-10Women of IrelandMarch 7Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at Lincoln Center OrchestraMarch 11Bill OReillyMarch 12CharoMarch 13-14Miami City Ballet #2: GiselleMarch 13-14Marc Kudisch: What Makes Me TickMarch 15-16Ultimate Doo-Wop 2, with Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners, The Spaniels, The Marcels, Jimmy Clanton, The Clovers and Rockin Robins Rhythm KingsMarch 15Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder with the Naples Philharmonic OrchestraMarch 16Love Letters with Eva Marie Saint and Jeffrey HaydenMarch 17-18Bowfire, Canadas finest fiddlers and violin playersMarch 17Neil Bergs Years of Broadway March 18The Flying Karamazov BrothersMarch 19Linda Eder and Steve TyrellMarch 20Tony BennettMarch 21All That Jazz with trumpeter Bobby Shew March 22Neil SedakaMarch 22Lucie Arnaz: Latin RootsMarch 23-24Brian Culbertson and David BenoitMarch 24Debbie ReynoldsMarch 25Fiddler on the RoofMarch 26RedMarch 27-31New Orleans Own Hot 8 Brass BandApril 3-4Miami City Ballet #3: CoppeliaApril 3-4Come Fly AwayApril 5-7 Sergio Mendes and Jon SecadaApril 10All That Jazz with trombonist Dante Luciani April 19In the Mood, starring the In the Mood Singers & Dancers and the String of Pearls OrchestraApril 20YanniApril 22 COURTESY PHOTOSLes Miserables Martha Graham Dance Company
La Piel SpaBy Dr. Manuel M. PeaEnjoy a Visit to the Medical Spa Featuring: Gift Certi cates available.Manuel M.Pea, MD(239) 352-5554 or visit www.dr-pena.com Pamper Yourself ON THE MAINSTAGE IN BLACKBURN HALL Nov. 23-Dec. 17Sherlock Holmes: The Final AdventureBy Stephen Dietz The game is afoot and the worlds greatest detective is on the case. Sherlock Holmes, the super sleuth, and his trusty companion, Dr. Watson, confront their greatest adversary, he criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty.Jan.11-Feb. 4Moonlight and MagnoliasBy Ron Hutchinson A comedic farce that struggles to fashion the screenplay of Gone With the Wind. In 1939, producer David O. Selznick faces with a dilemma: The script for his next epic film just doesnt work. Calling in the aid of legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming, Mr. Selznick sets the trio to work on a marathon re-writing session. Feb. 29-March 31Hello, Dolly!By Jerry Herman and Michal Stewart The musical story of Americas most beloved matchmaker, who takes a trip to Yonkers to see the well-known, unmarried half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City, where she engineers a way to employ her own designs.April 18-May 12Steel MagnoliasBy Robert Harling A Southern comedy/drama based on a true incident involving the playwrights mother and sister. Set in a small-town beauty shop near New Orleans, the story spans several years in the lives of the shops owner and her customers.IN THE TOBYE STUDIO Feb. 1-25Doubt, a parableBy John Patrick Shanley Educated in Catholic schools in the Bronx, the playwright could hardly ignore revelations of years of widespread abuse of children by Catholic priests. Clearly on the left of the political spectrum, he takes a careful, rationale look at the problem and comes up with a multi-layered, riveting and subtle story with two messages.March 21-April 14A PicassoBy Jeffrey Hatcher A cat-and-mouse duet full of sly humor and suspense centered on the desperate need of a young female Nazi official to procure an authenticated work by Picasso for an exhibit of degenerate art.ETC READERS THEATRE Dec. 2-3An Evening of New Plays by 2011 Southwest Florida contest winners: Genesis, Breakfast at the Algonquin and The Unseen CharacterFeb. 19Sex, Lies and Audiotapes, an evening of four plays: Fourteen by Alice Gerstenberg; Airfield, Bob Tucker; a.m. (Open All Night), Bob Krakower; and The Ryan Interview, Arthur Miller April 1Sparks Fly! an evening of four readings: Ferris Wheel, Mary Miller; The Golf Ball, Frank D. Gilroy; The First Fireworks, Alex Broun; and Chemistry Lessons, Geroge FreekMay 13Classic, a reading of Oscar Wildes An Ideal HusbandKIDZACT, THE NAPLES PLAYERS YOUTH TROUPE Dec. 2-4Golden Gate High SchoolThe Nutcracker Goes Pop! March 26-27Sugden Community TheatreInto the Woods Jr. Fantasy with a Sondheim twistApril 28On the outdoor Baker StageAs You Like It Shakespeares romance in the Forest of Arden The Naples PlayersThe 59th seasonSugden Community Theatre 701 Fifth Ave. S.263-7990 www.naplesplayers.orgwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 TheNaplesPlayers 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE
Jan. 27-Feb. 12 (preview Jan. 26)RaceBy David Mamet A Broadway hit that follows a law firm taking on a racially charged case. Three attorneys, two black and one white, are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman. A true case of he said, she said, this show will make you question what you thought, what you heard and what you think you know.March 2-18 (preview March 1)A Fox on the FairwayBy Ken Ludwig A hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and romantic shenanigans, its a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers classics.April 6-27 (preview April 5)A Streetcar Named DesireBy Tennessee Williams 2012 will mark the 65th anniversary of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play that follows the story of Blanche DuBois, a weak and disturbed woman on a desperate prowl for some place in the world to call her own. Jan. 11-29Twelve Angry JurorsBy Reginald Rose An engrossing drama in which 11 jurors believe a defendant is guilty, while one lone juror courageously maintains his innocence.Feb. 15-March 4Visiting Mr. GreenBy Jeff Baron A witty and moving story of two men who unexpectedly teach each other about family, friendship, open-mindedness and forgiveness. March 28-April 14Bus StopBy William Inge A cowboy and a saloon singer headline a classic American tale of love and romance to inspire the lonely yet hopeful spirit in all of us.THE BOX LUNCH SERIESEnjoy a box lunch, a performance and Q&A with the performers. All begin at noon. Jan. 14From 42nd Street to Hollywood & VineBy Loi OxboroughFeb. 11Tribute to Patsy ClineBy Larraine OlnowichMarch 10Attack Bunnies LiveBy Randall Jones and Kat Gravatt Gulfshore PlayhouseThe Norris Center 755 Eighth Ave. S.261-7529 www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.The Marco PlayersThe Marco Players Theatre Marco Island Town Center642-7270 GulfshorePlayhouse 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE TheMarcoPlayers 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 COURTESY PHOTOLeft: Terry Wells, Christopher Swan, Zolan Henderson and Wendi Bergamini in last seasons Unnecessary Farce Below: From last season, Hal Robinson and Wayne LeGette in Tuesdays with Morrie CORPORATE PARTNER CORPORATE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EXECUTIVE PRODUCERSBob & Linda Harden Christine Paddockwww.gulfshoreplayhouse.org Call for Tickets: 1-866-811-4111 Single Tickets Start at $35 Season Packages Available All shows exclusively at THE NORRIS CENTER 755 8th Ave NAPLES, FL JAN 27 FEB 12, 2012 2 MAR 2 23, 2012 CO O A C C O C S APR 6 22, 2012 Our Sensational 6th Season! r 6 6 6 O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O ur 6 6 l l l l l l
Dec. 1-11The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeMusic and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin The hilarious, Tony Award-winning tale of overachievers angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Jan. 5-15CompanyMusic and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. In vignette after marvelous vignette, the audience meets those good and crazy people, his married friends, as Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life. The clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscore this landmark concept show, considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre.March 8-18Little Women: The Musical Music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, book by Allan Knee Follow the adventures of Louisa May Alcotts Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story deals with issues as relevant today as when the novel was written in 1868.May 3-13The BoyfriendBook, music and lyrics by Sandy Wilson A sparkling, tonguein-cheek romp set in the 1920s along the French Riviera, where Polly, an English heiress attending Mme. Dubonnets Finishing School, falls in love with Tony, a delivery boy. TheatreZoneThe G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples (888) 966-3352www.theatrezone-florida.comwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 TheatreZone 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDECOURTESY PHOTOBeehive! 968 Second Avenue North in Naples Monday Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Owned & operated by: Con dential 24-hour crisis line: 239.775.1101 www.naplesshelter.org
Nov. 29-Dec. 18Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play By Joe Landry Experience the beloved holiday classic as a 1940s live radio broadcast. This inventive retelling of the timeless story is a perfect blend of Christmas cheer and theatrical magic thats ideal for the whole family. Jan. 3-22God of Carnage By Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton 2009s multiple Tony-winning Best Play is a laugh-outloud comedy of bad manners from the author of Art. Four Brooklyn parents lock antlers over a playground scuffle, but civility goes out the window in this hilarious Broadway sensation. Jan. 31-Feb. 25Bedroom FarceBy Alan Ayckbourn In this delightful comedy from Englands favorite playwright, four couples stumble hilariously from dysfunction to reconciliation. Played out in three onstage bedrooms, Bedroom Farce teaches us that sometimes marital problems can be fun as long as theyre someone elses. March 6-25Red By John Logan Winner of the 2010 Tony for Best Play, Red is a searing and provocative portrait of expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Locked alone with his assistant in a New York studio, the artist works feverishly to complete a masterpiece that could lead to his undoing. April 3-22Black TieBy A.R. Gurney From the author of Florida Reps nationally acclaimed Sylvia comes this new touchingly witty comedy about balancing traditions and what it means to be a W.A.S.P. The generation gap has never been funnier in a play The New York Times called one of Gurneys most enjoyable! May 1-20The Mystery of Irma Vep By Charles Ludlam Werewolves, vampires and mummies! Oh, my! One part Jane Eyre and three parts The 39 Steps make this melodramatic spoof four parts hilarious. The NY Daily News called this Off Broadway sensation lunatic fun that keeps you in stitches! STUDIO THEATRE SERIES Dec. 14-31David Sedaris The Santaland Diaries Adapted by Joe Mantello Crumpet the Elf is back for a third smash season. In this sleigh-load of holiday snark, an out-of-work writer desperately takes a job as a Macys Elf. Jan. 11-Feb. 4The Year of Magical Thinking By Joan Didion Based on Ms. Didions bestselling autobiography, this play is an arresting portrait of a wife and mothers redemptive journey through love and loss. Feb. 22-March 17TRU By Jay Presson Allen A devastatingly funny glimpse into the psyche of one of Americas most beloved and controversial icons, author Truman Capote. Florida Repertory Theatre Arcade Theatre 2268 Bay Street, Fort Myers www.floridarep.org332-4488 F lorida Re p ertor y Theatre 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 COURTESY PHOTOS Choose any of the following services for only $109* each: > 50-Minute Swedish Massage > 50-Minute Restorative Facial > 75-Minute Classic Manicure & Pedicure To reserve your service or for more information, please call 239.594.6321. *Price excludes 22% service charge. Please mention the Fall Specials when reserving your treatment. Fall Specials may not be combined with any other offer exp. 11/30/11.$109* Fall SpecialNAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food www.rosedalepizza.com 239-325-96531427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9:00pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm $5 OFF with Purchase of $25 or More.NOT TO BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.David Sedaris The Santaland Diaries
Nov. 24-Dec. 25Irving Berlins White Christmas The stage adaptation about two exGIs who have become famous entertainers. They put on a show to save the Vermont resort of their former commanding general. The score includes Blue Skies, Happy Holidays and the title song, White Christmas.Dec. 29-Feb. 11Me and My GirlIts 1937 and the Earl of Hareford has died leaving no apparent heir. The unlikely heir a pugnacious Cockney neer-do-well from Lambeth. Hilarity ensues as the Duchess tries to turn him into a proper gentleman. Feb. 23-March 31Brigadoon A mysterious Scottish village appears for only one day every hundred years. The Lerner and Lowe score includes the song Almost Like Being in Love.April 5-May 13Legally Blonde The Musical OMG! Broadway Palm is going blonde! Despite Elle Woods penchant for malls, make-up and tanning, she decides to enroll at the Harvard law school. Along the way, she teaches the snobs a thing or two about class, self-confidence and courtroom victory. May 17-June 23Rodgers & Hammersteins Cinderella This timeless fairy tale is filled with magical characters, irresistible romance and unforgettable songs. June 28-Aug. 18 GreaseTravel back to Rydell High in the 1950s. The hit songs include Summer Nights, We Go Together, and Greased Lightnin THE OFF BROADWAY PALM THEATREThe Off Broadway Palm Theatre is Broadway Palms second performance venue. Its a 98-seat general admission theatre off the main lobby. The Off Broadway Palms 16th sensational season runs through April 29, 2012. Ticket prices range from $25 to $46. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings (no Tuesday evening performances May through October) with selected matinees. Nov. 10-Dec. 25A Christmas Survival Guide This hilarious revue takes a wry and knowing look at the stressful holiday season. Jan. 19-March 3Squabbles This hilarious play pits a father-inlaw against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. March 8-April 29The Great American Trailer Park Musical Meet some of the residents of a trailer park called Armadillo Acres. Norbert and Jeannie have been married for 20 years, and theres no electricity left in their relationship, a situation enhanced by Jeannies refusal to leave their trailer.BROADWAY PALM CHILDRENS THEATRE Dec. 2-23Frosty The Snowman Grab an old silk hat and watch everyones favorite snowman come to life in this magical adventure. April 13-27 & May 1-11School House Rock! The Saturday morning cartoon series that taught everyone about adjectives, multiplication and history hits the stage. Sing along to Just a Bill, Conjunction Junction and more. July 6-29 & Aug. 2-4 Doras Pirate Adventure Join Dora, her best buddy Boots and the rest of their friends as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre & Off Broadway Palm1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers www.broadwaypalm.com278-4422 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 The perfect solution for your holiday party! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 BroadwayPalmDinnerTheatre 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDELegally Blonde Me and My Girl
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Classical 2Dec. 1-3Tribute to the BeatlesDec. 5-6Reaching Out Fort MyersDec. 9Seasonal TreasuresDec. 10Sypert Salon 3Dec. 11Holiday PopsDec. 13 & 15-18Rodgers and Hammerstein CelebrationDec. 30New Years Eve GalaDec. 31Classical 3Jan. 5-7Pops 1Jan. 17-22Sypert Salon 4Jan. 22Reaching Out: Bonita SpringsJan. 26Reaching Out: Marco IslandJan. 27Sypert Salon 5Feb. 5Classical 4Feb. 9-11Reaching Out: Temple Shalom, NaplesFeb. 16Reaching Out: Fort MyersFeb. 17Pops 2Feb. 21-25Choral MasterpiecesFeb. 26Sypert Salon 6March 4Classical 5March 8-10Reaching Out: Bonita SpringsMarch 22Reaching Out: Marco IslandMarch 23Pops 3March 27-31Classical 6April 12-14Pops 4April 24-28Clarinet Swing KingsMay 3Magic Carpet: WoodwindsMay 5Family FareMay 6Tchaikovskys FourthMay 11-12Chamber 3May 15Magic Carpet: StringsMay 19Youth ChoraleMay 19The Naples Philharmonic OrchestraAt the Philharmonic Center for the Arts 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. 597-1900www.thephil.orgwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 TheNaplesPhilharmonicOrchestra 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDEDec. 4 Jan. 15 Jan. 291 p.m. at Sugden Regional ParkFeb. 12 March 37 p.m. at Lely High SchoolMarch 4 March 247 p.m. at Lely High SchoolMarch 25 April 137 p.m. in the band shell Dec. 18 Jan. 29 Feb. 19 March 11 April 1 The Naples Concert BandUnless otherwise notes, concerts begin at 2 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free (donations welcome)263-9521www.naplesconcertband.orgGulf Coast Big BandConcerts are at 2 p.m. Sundays in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free (donations welcome).434-4925 TheNaplesConcertBand 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE Gu l f CoastB i gBan d 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE Get Your Veuve On!Naples best Champagne Happy Hour, 5 pm until midnight. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice. Naples Philharmonic Orchestra
Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro BELLY DANCERS NIGHTComplimentary while you dine.2-4-118% gratuity added before discount. Must present coupon. Dine-in only. Limit 2 persons per coupon. EVERY DAY ENJOY LUNCH WITH PRIX-FIXE 3-COURSE MENU Not valid on holidays.EVERY NIGHT ENJOY DINNER WITH PRIX-FIXE 3-COURSE MENUNot valid on holidays. Holiday concertGolden Gate High SchoolDec. 17-18Golden Gate High SchoolFeb. 18-19Edison State CollegeMarch 2Made in AmericaGolden Gate High SchoolMarch 17-18The Seven Last Words of ChristApril 1 Wesley Methodist Church, Marco Island April 3 First Presbyterian Church of Naples April 6 Moorings Presbyterian Church Dec. 11 Jan. 22 Feb. 19 March 18 April 15 Dec. 18A Holiday CelebrationThe Bach Ensemble Troubadours and the St. Marks Choir St. Marks Episcopal Church, Marco IslandJan. 22 The fourth annual Bach Festival Student Scholarship ConcertFirst Presbyterian Church, Bonita SpringsMarch 2 Fantasia IV annual benefit dinnerThe Hilton NaplesMarch 9 10th Anniversary Bach Festival ConcertA benefit for Avow Hospice of Naples and Marco Island Moorings Presbyterian Church, NaplesApril 29 A Concert of Bach CantatasGrace Lutheran Church, Naples The Naples Orchestra and ChorusThe 18th SeasonDale Herrema, conductor www.naplesorchestraandchorus.orgBonita Springs Concert BandPerformances begin at 2 p.m. Sundays in the band shall at Riverside Park, Bonita Springs. Admission is free (donations welcome). www.bonitaspringsconcertband.comThe Bach Ensemblewww.thebachensemble.org T h e Na pl es Orc h estra an d C h oru s 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE Bonita S p rin g s Concert Band 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE The Bach Ensembl e 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 COURTESY PHOTO
Av alon D rL a kewo od Blvd 41 Sugde n R egiona l ParkT a mi a mi Tr i EL o cate d acr o ss from Walgr ee n s i n Su gd en Pa r k Pl a za 4270 Tamiami Trail East Naples (239) 692-9294 WWW.BOSTONS.COM BP International Rights Holdings Inc. 2011 (BPIRH). All Bostons the Gourmet Pizza trademarks are owned by BPIRH and are duly licensed by Boston Pizza Restaurants, LP in the United States. Game Day Headquarters Food & Drink Specials in the Sports Lounge Happy Hour 3-7 Daily Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE!Jan. 6 Nathan Laube, organistJan. 29 Morning Has Broken: A Symphony of Hymns, the chancel choir with Diane Bish and Peter ThomasMarch 19The Hope College Chapel Choir from Holland, Mich.April 1 Harps In Sync, 20 harpists and the Moorings RingersAdditional musical programs at the church this season:Dec. 15 The Barron Collier High Schoo ChoirsTickets at the door Jan. 27 Chamber music for piano, clarinet and violinMarch 9The Bach Ensemble, J.S. Bach Mass in B MinorTickets: 732-1055March 16 Soprano Patricia Racette, Opera NaplesTickets: 963-9050March 22The Barron Collier High School ChoirsTickets at the doorMarch 25 The Fort Myers MastersingersTickets: 288-2535 Dec. 5Home for the HolidaysEmmanuel Lutheran Church 777 Mooring Line DriveDec. 8Holiday concertLive! At the Promenade The Promenade at Bonita BayJan. 22Holocaust Remembrance DayNaples United Church of Christ 5200 Crayton RoadFeb. 26Americana concert featuring VON scholarship winnersNaples United Church of Christ 5200 Crayton RoadMarch 25Glorias, Hallelujahs, Amens, a prelude to the chorus European concert tourFirst Presbyterian Church of Naples The Hyacinth SeriesThe 30th seasonMoorings Presbyterian Church No tickets (offerings accepted)261-1487 www.moorings-presby.orgVoices of Napleswww.voicesofnaples.orgwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE MARTY SOHL THE METROPOLICAN OPERA / COURTESY PHOTOPatricia Racette, who perfroms at Moorings Presbyterian Church on March 16, is shown here in a scene from The Metropolitan Operas Madama Butterfly
www.nnumc.org (239) 593-7600 A Night in Bethlehem A Holy Land ExperienceDecember 2 & 3, 2011 5:30-8pm Children are Free Adults are a $5.00 suggested Donation Bring canned goods to support our community pantries. Enjoy: The Nativity, a replica of a Jewish House, Food, Arts & Crafts, Snow, Live Animals. North Naples United Methodist Church 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C37 COURTESY PHOTONov. 29-Dec. 4Shrek The MusicalBased on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this production brings the hilarious story of everyones favorite ogre to life on stage.Dec. 10RAIN A Tribute to The BeatlesRAIN performs the full range of The Beatles discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience.Dec. 11Spirit of the Gulf ChorusDec. 12Paul Todd IlluminatedEvery note becomes an illuminating path of light and every person becomes part of the show. Dec. 14The Irish Tenors ChristmasRanked as Irelands premier ambassadors of song, they entertain audiences worldwide with a quality of performance which is unrivalled.Dec. 15Cantors: A Faith in SongThree of the worlds greatest cantors in concert with symphony orchestra and choirDec. 27-Jan 1Cirque Dreams: HolidazeAn international cast of more than 30 multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists come to life and perform astonishing feats of disbelief.Jan. 2Salute to ViennaThe Strauss Symphony of America welcomes the new year. Jan. 8 B.B. KingThe King of the Blues comes to Fort Myers. Jan. 10-15Rock of AgesAn arena-rock love story told through the hits of Journey, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and many more. Jan. 17Gregg Allman and FriendsJan. 19 Chris MacDonalds Memories of ElvisCelebrating what would have been the Kings 77th birthdayJan. 23Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State OrchestraJan. 28The Temptations and The Four TopsTwo of Motowns greatest share the stage. Feb. 1-19Jersey BoysThe story of Frankie Valli and the Four SeasonsFeb. 22Paul AnkaThis year marks Ankas 40th anniversary in show business, which he celebrates with a new album for his millions of fans around the world. Recently, the National Academy of Popular Music elected Anka into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame.Feb. 24Rigoletto Feb. 26Dave & Chris Brubecks Ansel Adams: AmericaFeb. 27Swan Lake March 2Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: Live and Dangerous ComedyThe stars of the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.March 4Chris BottiSince the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti (pronounced boat-tee) has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist.March 6 Minnesota OrchestraMarch 7-11My Fair LadyA sparkling new production of the musical by which all others are measured. Based on George Bernard Shaws play and Pascals movie Pygmalion, with book music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers www.bbmannpah.com481-4849 Presents...THE BEST OF BROADWAY AND MORE! Group discounts available. For Tickets or more information call the box of ce at 239-213-3049.December 2, 2011 7:30pmLocation: Norris Center at Cambier Park Ticket Price: $22 The most wonderful Broadway and Operetta scenes and selections ever written. Broadway scenes as The Bench Scene from Rodgers and Hammersteins Carousel, scenes and selections from The King and I, Oklahoma!, South Paci c and The Sound of Music and excerpts from Andrew Lloyd Webbers Phantom of the Opera as well as Sigmund Rombergs The New Moon, The Desert Song and more. performed by Manhattan Lyric Opera
Bayshore Festival of the ArtsSugden Regional ParkJan. 28-29www.bayshorecapa. org. More than 250 Southwest Florida performers will entertain over this two-day event. The Saturday headliner is country singer/guitarist and Neapolitan Casey Weston (of NBCs The Voice). The festival winds up with a rousing performance by the Band of the United States Air Force Reserve.Jazz in the Park2-4 p.m. Sundays Sugden Regional Park Dec. 18 The Jerry Stawski Quartet Jan. 15 The Bob Zottola Expandable Jazz Band Quintet Feb. 19 The Dan Heck Trio March 18 The Jebry & Friends Quintet April 15 The David Pringle TrioThe Erich Kunzel Community Concert SeriesEdison State CollegeCollier Campus Dec. 2 Flute Cocktail Jan. 6 Naples Music Club Young Artists Feb. 3 Evening of Dance March 2 The Naples Orchestra and Chorus April 2 Opera Naples Young Artists May 4 The Bach Ensemble Troubadours Naples City ImprovNov. 23 Dec. 16 Jan. 21 Feb. 16 March 28 May 4The Best of Broadway and MoreManhattan Lyric Opera Dec. 2Paradise Coastmen Barbershop ChorusDec. 9The Bumbles and the Honey Bees, with a special appearance by SantaDec. 10Hearttown BluegrassDec. 17The Bluegrass Parlor BandJan. 7The third annual Neapolitan Opry Cluster Pluckin with The Laws, The Bugtussle Ramblers, Scott Ritter & The Bean Pickers, The Crying and Screaming Blues Band and more.Jan. 14Comedian Tim WalkoeJan. 20Comedian Jeff JenaFeb. 17Rusty Brown in What Ive Learned from Witty WomenFeb. 23West of Galway, An Evening in IrelandFeb. 24Greg Cahill and Special Consensus bluegrass concertFeb. 25Ron Thomason & The Dry Branch Fire Squad bluegrass concert March 24Digging for Truth, a onewoman play about investigative journalist Ida Tarbell, whose work helped break up the Standard Oil CompanyMarch 29Miscast, a night of musical hilarity and hijinx by some of Naples favorite performersMarch 30-31Simply Complicated: The Elegant Escapades of a Danish-Israeli Opera-Singing Tank CommanderApril 27-28 Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts CenterBayshore CAPA775-2800 www.bayshorecapa.org email@example.comThe Norris Center755 Fifth Ave. S.213-3049C38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ayshoreCulturalandPerformingArtsCenter 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE TheNorrisCente r 2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDE COURTESY PHOTO Naples City Improv
Merchants of Beauty and Value275 Broad Avenue So. Naples, FL 34102 (239)262-4551 www.debruyne neart.com Monday thru Saturday 10 to 6 P.M. Sunday 12 to 5 P.M. 19th, 20th & 21st Century Paintings for the Discriminating Collector, Both Beginning and Experienced Jazz in the Garden2-4 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month Dec. 11 Steve Usher Jan. 8 The Rick Howard Trio Feb. 12 Level 10 March 11 The Trio! April 8 The Dan McMillion QuintetNight Lights: A Winter Solstice CelebrationDec. 21-23 and 26-30The Water Garden Concert SeriesJan. 4 Jay Roberts and Friends Jan. 20 Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert Feb. 1 The Wholetones Feb. 10 Piano Man: Billy Joel Tribute Concert March 2 Let It Be: Tribute to The Beatles March 7 The Laws April 4 Frontline BluegrassFebruary all monthGnomes in the GardenLocal artists paint gnomes for placement throughout the Garden, and daily activities in the Smith Childrens Garden focus on a gnome theme. At a date TBA in March, the gnomes will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Gardens educational programs.Feb. 4 7-9 p.m.Movie night: Gnomeo & Juliet The inaugural Garden Party and ZimSculpt opening celebrationFeb. 17ZimSculptFeb. 18-April 22The internationally acclaimed exhibit of Zimbabwean stone sculpture by more than 200 artists makes its Florida debut Naples Botanical Garden4820 Bayshore Drive 643-7275www.naplesgarden.org N a pl es Botan i ca l Gar d en2011-12 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARTS GUIDENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 COURTESY PHOTOGnomes in the gardenCOURTESY PHOTOSZimSculpt
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