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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A36 PETS A38 NETWORKING B8-9 REAL ESTATE B11 EVENTS C6-7 ARTISTS AMONG US C3 FILM REVIEW C11 SOCIETY C30-33 CUISINE C34-35 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. IV, No. 9 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Playing hardArea executives unwind with hard-core hobbies. B1 505 is magic number for special seniors SantaEvery Christmas for the past 16 years, Pat OConnor has put on his Santa hat and brightened the holidays for hundreds of seniors in Collier County. Mr. OConnor enlists his friends and business associates to adopt seniors in assisted nursing facilities, buying them a holiday gift that they request. He reached 357 people last year through his Santas Workshop. His goal is 505 this year. Hes an angel from the sky, says Maria Ramos, area command business manager for the Salvation Army, which works with residents at the Goodlette Arms Apartments affordable housing community for BY ROBIN DEMATTIASpecial to Florida Weekly FLORIDASEE VOLUNTEERISM, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ THIS ISNT BASEBALL. YOU DONT throw curves or hit fastballs. And theres only one kind of pitch: Pitching in. You play this game in a field of dreams broken dreams, sometimes. Or magnificent dreams come true on other occasions. Its called volunteering, and its a high-contact sport. When you pitch in, volunteers say, you come in contact with need people in need, a community in need, a need for something people might not Percentage of people who volunteered in 2010U.S.FloridaCollier County 30% 10% 20% SEE SANTA, A27 COURTESY PHOTOPat OConnor helps Rosemarie, a resident at Tuscany Villa of Naples, unwrap her gifts. volunteerismWith only one in five people pitching in, our state ranks second to last. Collier County is bringing the average down. Sculpting soundRingling museum has mesmerizing exhibit by Swiss artist. C1 Happy holidaysFifth Avenue lights up, and more seasonal events. A29-31 Suitably framedAntique frames are often more interesting than whats displayed in them. C29


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NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Privileges at BCHC | Most Insurances Accepted Specializing in FOOT & ANKLE SURGERYBunion and Hammertoe Surgery Diabetic Foot Care Laser Therapy for Toenail Fungus PodoPediatrics: Flat Feet and Toe Walkers Achilles Tendonitis Heel Pain/Plantar Fascitis Arthritis Management: Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Neuropathy 239 676. 2663 (BONE) 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Suite # 2180 Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Monday Friday 8:30 AM 5 PM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Among the grand misperceptions held by many on the North American continent, including 68.7 percent of the current residents of the great state of Florida*, is this one: Florida has only two seasons. Wet and too hot, they say, or warm and too dry. I dont come from Florida, so I hesitate to say too much about it. As a matter of fact, its risky to say anything with natives of anywhere reading what you write about anyplace. But somehow I manage. And somehow my editors let me. And somehow, more or less, we all suffer for my big mouth (they suffer more, I suffer less). I will say this, however: I have personally counted 12 seasons in Florida. And we are now firmly adrift in one of the most beautiful the 11th season, the season I call (not fall, not winter, not spring, not summer) the GoldenMoment. Northerners have this season, too, but it comes in October or even in September away up there. Or in years when somebody proposes drilling for oil in Rocky Mountain National Park at the top of where I come from, it even comes in August, just out of spite. But never in December. In those distant northern places the Golden-Moment is stunted, like the Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine that grows up near tree-line between about 10,500 and 11,800 feet a tree capable of taking root, growing 3 or 4 feet tall, and surviving for 2,435 years (the oldest known specimen in central Colorado). Thats more than two full miles above our own Golden Moment. In the high Colorado Rockies, a Golden Moment lasts about 15 minutes. Then the wind picks up and the world turns gray and dark and as hostile as a deep-freeze nightmare. Clouds with no sense of humor or bluff both above you and below you snow like hell, and if you get caught up there, you better know how to dig a snow cave. When the sun finally punches back through, hours or days later, it explodes off alabaster-white snowfields in a golden light so dazzling you cant see the world without burning your eyes, except through thick snow goggles. Here, the Golden Moment lasts about three weeks, or maybe three months, Im not sure which. And its so gentle it can slip past you like the haunting strain of a melody you heard on the next street over in a crowded city. If you live in Florida and you get out of that city to search on a Saturday or Sunday now, youll find our singularly luscious Golden Moment hanging like ripe citrus over the road, waiting everywhere for you. I recommend driving away from the beach and back into the country the whole 120-mile-wide swath that somebody, God or Nature, left to dangle off the southeastern tip of the United States like a pizzle without a groin (unless, of course, you think of Georgia as a groin, which many do when the Bulldogs meet the Gators or Seminoles on the gridiron). The golden is everywhere on the Florida peninsula right now. In the wild, its live oaks caught in the lambent light of late afternoon. Its slash pines communing in windsoaked dreams dancing through sunlight dusted with pollen and ferment. Its the hissing dry-rub of palmettos making love above the restless curl of an eastern diamondback stunned by the daytide the tough native flora sharp and inhospitable to any but their own, like some people. But in the country, its the golden harvest its tomatoes and onions and strawberries. Its squash and sunflowers, its collards and mustard greens, its the ripening glory of Meyer lemons or pomelos or tangerines or calamondins, all hung like exotic botanical jewels from the earths ear. And its all awash in the light of a Golden Moment. For me this year, the Golden Moment arrived as a tawny hayfield cut and rolled so clean and dry under a bluebell sky with cotton that I could only stop, and get out of a car in the middle of the road. Maybe its better to pull off to the side, my wife said kindly. My neighbor, Paul Meloy, Florida born and raised, gave us that hayfield along with the dwindling years 11th season. He knows more about it than I ever will. But whether youre native or not, you can stop and look for it, too in a thousand places from Key West to Kissimmee, or Miami to Marco, or from Palm Beach to Punta Gorda. Then youll see it. Youll spot colors so warm you could heat with them: ambers and cinnamons and the aureate spangles of light-fused honey and harvest. Youll see that long, slow Florida gift I call the 11th season as clearly as the autumn sun. The number of Floridas nearly 19 million residents who dont know their seasons cited here at 68.7 percent, or about 13.05 million is a figure based on highly intuitive and thoroughly irrational guesswork likely to bear no relevance whatsoever to the truth. COMMENTARY The 11th season COURTESY PHOTO


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 PublisherShelley Lundslund@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsLois Bolin Bill Cornwell Karen Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia David Michael Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob RaymondCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersPaul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Nick Bear Hannah Arnone Chris Andruskiewicz Hanna IsotaloCirculation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan Cori Higgins Sales and Marketing AssistantSandi HughesBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Newt Gingrich racked up between $1.6 and $1.8 million in payments from Freddie Mac through the years for, the former speaker maintains, essentially doing nothing. Its not inconceivable that hes right. Such was the incredible largesse available to the government-sponsored mortgage giant that one or two million dollars over the course of a decade was practically chump change. Gingrich says he didnt lobby for Freddie, and in response to a question about his payments at one of the Republican debates, said he only offered advice to Freddie as a historian that its lending practices were insane. Surely, though, there must have been historians available who were cheaper and had more expertise in the history of foolishly loaning money to poor credit risks. At the very least, Freddie wanted to keep Gingrich on a leash in order to prevent him from blasting it in public. Contra Gingrich, former Freddie officials say they paid him for his advice on its policy initiatives and his insight on how to reach out to conservatives. If Gingrich did chastise his benefactors, Frederick the Greats line about the hesitant Austrian empress at the partitioning of Poland in the late-18th century applies: She wept but she took. Gingrich profited from one of the greatest and most damaging Washington scandals of our time. The whole sorry tale is recounted in detail in Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosners maddening book Reckless Endangerment. Fannie Mae realized in the early 1990s that it was in the Washington business as much as the mortgage business; it had to preserve at all costs its government backstop to keep its advantage over other financial institutions. It hired the Washington fixer James Johnson as its CEO, and he perfected the model that allowed Fannie and Freddie to run amok. He hitched Fannie to the fashionable cause of affordable housing knowing that it provided a handy shield against criticism. When anyone pointed out its reckless profiteering, Fannie could reply that it was only bringing the American Dream to poor households, in keeping with the wishes of Congress. Fannie hired a phalanx of lobbyists and even paid lobbyists simply not to work against it. One bank lobbyist opposed to Fannie is quoted by Morgenson and Rosner complaining: I tried to find academics that would do research on these issues, and Fannie had bought off all the academics in housing. I had people say to me, Are you going to give me stipends for the next 20 years like Fannie will? As Fannie and Freddie kept their regulators and critics at bay, their risky lending practices rippled throughout the mortgage market. When the bust came, taxpayers ponied up more than a hundred billion dollars, in exactly the bailout Fannie and Freddie denied would ever happen. After everything, the two firms still backstop almost nine in 10 new mortgages. The entire noxious episode explains why people are so desperate for Washington outsiders. Newt Gingrich channels that impulse masterfully, but he knows too well whereof he speaks. When the more respectable 21st-century equivalent of the Watergate burglars came to him with their black bags, Gingrich took his cut. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINIONNewts friend Freddie Cry, the beloved climateThe United Nations annual climate summit descended on Durban, South Africa, this week, but not in time to prevent the tragic death of Qodeni Ximba. The 17-year-old was one of 10 people killed in Durban Sunday, the night before the U.N. conference opened. Torrential rains pummeled the seaside city of 3.5 million. Seven hundred homes were destroyed by the floods. Ximba was sleeping when the concrete wall next to her collapsed. One woman tried to save a flailing 1-year-old baby whose parents had been crushed by their home. She failed, and the baby died along with both parents. All this, as more than 20,000 politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, scientists and activists made their way to what may be the last chance for the Kyoto Protocol. How might the conference have prevented the deaths? A better question is, How might the massive deluge, which fell on the heels of other deadly storms this month, be linked to human-induced climate change, and what is the gathering in Durban doing about it? Durban has received twice the normal amount of rain for November. The trends suggest that extreme weather is going to get worse. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a group with thousands of scientists who volunteer their time to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change. The group won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Last week, the IPCC released a summary of its findings, clearly linking changing climate to extreme weather events such as drought, flash floods, hurricanes, heat waves and rising sea levels. The World Meteorological Organization released a summary of its latest findings, noting, to date, that 2011 is the 10th-warmest year on record, that the Arctic sea ice is at its all-time low volume this year, and that 13 of the warmest years on record have occurred in the past 15 years. Which brings us to Durban. This is the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or, simply, COP17. One of the signal achievements of the U.N. process to date is the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty with enforceable provisions designed to limit greenhouse-gas emissions. In 1997, when Kyoto was adopted, China was considered a poor, developing country, and, as such, had far fewer obligations under Kyoto. Now, the U.S. and others say that China must join the wealthy, developed nations and comply with that set of rules. China refuses. That is one of the major, but by no means the only, stumbling blocks to renewing the Kyoto Protocol (another major problem is that the worlds historically largest polluter, the United States, signed Kyoto but did not ratify it in Congress). In Copenhagen in late 2009 (at COP15), President Barack Obama swept in, organized back-door, inviteonly meetings and crafted a voluntary i.e., unenforceable alternative to Kyoto, angering many. COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010 heightened the distance from the Kyoto Protocol. The prevailing wisdom in Durban is that this is make-or-break time for the U.N climate process. Exacerbating Obamas failures is the Republican majority in the House of Representatives that largely holds human-made climate change as being either a hoax or simply nonexistent, as do eight of nine Republican presidential candidates. Oil and gas corporations spend tens of millions of dollars annually to promote junk science and climate-change deniers. Their investment has paid off, with an increasing percentage of Americans believing that climate change is not a problem. Coincident with the disappointing U.N. proceedings has been a growing movement for climate justice in the streets. Protests against fossil-fuel dependence, which accelerates global warming, range from the nonviolent direct action against mountaintopremoval coal mining in West Virginia to the arrest of more than 1,200 people at the White House opposing the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Which is why Durban, South Africa, is such a fitting place for civil society to challenge the United Nations process. The continent of Africa is projected to experience the impact of climate change more severely than many other locales, and most populations here are less well-equipped to deal with climate disasters, without proper infrastructure or a reserve of wealth to deploy. Yet these are the people who threw off the oppressive yoke of apartheid. South African novelist Alan Paton wrote of apartheid in 1948, the systems first year, anticipating a long fight to overturn it, Cry, the beloved country, these things are not yet at an end. The same determination is growing in the streets of Durban, providing the leadership so lacking in the guarded, airconditioned enclave of COP17. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller. o o I F i i a richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly w M s d o a 1 amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Tarren Bragdon has been an informative guest on my show and has enrolled me to support his new organization, the Foundation for Government Accountability www. Tarren is president and CEO of the research and advocacy organization committed to making Florida the most economically vibrant state in America. (He worked with Gov. Rick Scott in 2009 when Scott was leading Conservatives for Patients Rights. It was with the governors encouragement that Tarren started the Foundation for Government Accountability.) The foundation is already making an impact. Earlier this year, the governor and legislature required drug testing for welfare cash beginning July 1. Initially, the only press about the new law was from left-wing groups opposing it. The ACLU of Florida sued to stop the law, because other states were following Floridas lead. The Foundation for Government Accountability exposed the facts in two white papers. The studies showed that because of this law, almost one in five people who would have received cash welfare was getting a drug-related rejection. Each rejection saved $1,125 in no-strings-attached cash welfare going to drug users. Florida taxpayers would save $1.8 million in the first three months alone. The facts were covered extensively in the media and on talk radio. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi found the report so compelling that she cited it in the states response to the ACLU lawsuit. Even though a federal judge has temporarily blocked the bill in order to conduct a thorough judicial review, the case will be judged on its merits, not on the bias of the mainstream media. This is just the beginning of what will be a fact-based defense of transparency and accountability in government. At just 35 years old, Tarren has an extensive background in policy and government. In 2008, he was named CEO of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, a free market think tank based in Portland, Maine. In September 2010, he received the Thomas Roe Award, given annually by the State Policy Network to the individual with the greatest impact on the nations free market movement. From 1996 through 2000, Tarren served in the Maine House of Representatives. Elected at the age of 21, he remains the youngest person ever elected to the Maine House. A nationally recognized expert on health reform issues with a specialty in Medicaid reform, he has served as a health-policy analyst with the Manhatt an Institutes Empire Center for New York State Policy. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee; state legislative committees in New York, Illinois, Connecticut and Maine; numerous national conferences; and the American Swiss Foundation in Switzerland. His work has been featured on Fox News, NPR and PBS, in a Wall Street Journal editorial and multiple Wall Street Journal op-eds, and in the New York Post, Boston Globe and New York Times. Politics was a regular topic of discussion at the Bragdon dinner table when Tarren was growing up. His dad, a dentist, was a plaintiff in a court case involving his desire to treat an HIV-positive patient in a more sterile setting. The case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Tarren witnessed the oral arguments of the case and had the opportunity to see the importance of one vote. On a personal note, Tarren and his wife Anna decided to grow their family through adoption. One motivating factor is the world has more than 100 million orphans. They adopted their first two children separately from South Korea; son Wyatt is now 5 (adopted at the age of 4 months), and daughter Waverly is 4 (adopted at 7 months). Two years ago, they wanted to adopt again. Realizing so much need for families for children in Africa, they decided to adopt from Ethiopia and were referred premature twin boys who had a medically challenged first few months. They were 4 months old when Tarren and Anna brought them home; now, at 20 months, both boys are doing great, Tarren proudly reports. Tarren and Anna consider their children to be their biggest blessing. I thank God every day that He brought our children and family together in such a wonderful way, Tarren says. Tarrens Bragdons focus, mission and accomplishments make him and his family a terrific addition to the Paradise Coast. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at The show is archived for listeners convenience. PROFILES IN PARADISE f c t f c l bobHARDEN e-mail: Something thats been on your mind: The challenges of a start-up business (my own and others) and balancing that with a young family. What your mom was always right about: Brush and oss daily (although other peoples cavities put me through school). What makes you laugh: The antics of my children. Last book you read: Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged. Something youll never understand: Why some people love cold weather. Pet peeve: Bad manners. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: I have six sisters. Its taught me a lot about women.High school job: Mowing lawns. What the Paradise Coast really needs: More entrepreneurs. Talking points with Tarren Bragdon Striving for government accountability



PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 even know they need. Sometimes you raise money, or manage it or give it away on behalf of people in need. Sometimes you cook for them or feed them or teach them or hold them or put them on a horse when they suffer from a debilitating condition. It isnt easy, but frequently its something youve seen done before, by a parent or mentor you cant forget. My grandmother was a teacher, and she voluntarily taught in a low-income area in Queens, New York. I spent many summers going with her and seeing how she interacted with children at the school I guess it wore off on me, explains Melissa Titus, the mother of two elementary school children in east Lee County. Mrs. Titus spends at least 25 hours a week helping children in the classrooms where her own children are learning and maturing, and has for the last four years which amounts to a total of about 3,600 hours. What you discover, many volunteers say, is a remuneration that benefits the heart and mind, justifying the significant effort and sometimes noteworthy personal expense. Volunteering, in other words, is good for you, and it feels good, too. I have read studies, and its true for me, that when you volunteer youre happier and healthier. And when you volunteer more when you become part of the world in a way that allows you to learn from everyone you meet youre even happier still, explains Mike Sullivan, a retired school principal who spends five days a week volunteering at the Naples Botanical Garden. In about 18 months, hes contributed more than 1,500 hours. To put it in monetary terms, the estimated dollar value of volunteer time in 2010 was $21.36 per hour, according to an analysis by Mr. Sullivan, therefore, has contributed roughly $32,000 worth of work to the Naples Botanical Garden. Mrs. Titus, additionally, has given the equivalent in volunteered work of about $75,600 to public schools and public school children. And theyre not the only ones. Up and down the southwest coast, volunteers abound and so do donors (one particular species of volunteer, perhaps). Together, they make a qualitative and rarely celebrated difference in the way we live. Theyre all volunteers they help us connect donors who care with the causes they care about, says Debbie Gauvreau, director of nonprofit resources for the Charlotte Community Foundation, describing the brain trusts of individuals who roll up the sleeves on their white-collar shirts to voluntarily help a multitude of folks they may never meet. There are 10 board members (of the Charlotte Community Foundation), seven members of the endowment council, four members of the investment committee, 10 members of the grants advisory committee, three members of the marketing advisory council, seven members of the nonprofit leadership advisory council there are about 100 nonprofit groups that take part in the monthly training programs and workshops they do to build their business skills. They teach them fundraising, marketing, governance, strategic planning were the only provider of that kind of help, here. So who and how many are pitching in, and what does that say about us?The simple statisticsIn the United States, roughly one in four people actually volunteered last year they pitched in to do something for somebody at a pay level amounting to exactly zero in dollars and cents, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service. Sometimes Brian (Holley, executive director at the Naples Botanical Garden) tells me hes going to give me a raise, says Mr. Sullivan, chuckling. I say, Thank you. Zero times zero is zero. But in Florida, ranked 49th among the 50 states for those with the grit and will to come off the bench in their communities and pitch in, only about one in five residents volunteered, notes CNCS. The corporation analyzes data from nonprofit organizations and community groups in all 50 states, and reports the findings at On the southwest coast, the percentages of volunteers vary widely, depending on the community and its difficult to say what this means about particular communities. Is recession a factor? Wealth? Age? Residency status? Nobody really knows, and the answer probably involves all of the above, say volunteer leaders. In 2010, with 26.3 percent of Americans pitching in but only 21.3 percent of residents in the Sunshine State, a whopping 28.8 percent of Lee County residents pitched in, according to CNCS. No numbers exist for Charlotte, but in Collier County defined as Naples only 12.1 percent of the resident population pitched in to help somebody other than themselves. That statistic doesnt mean much to Colleen Murphy, president and CEO of the $67 million Community Foundation of Collier County, the largest monetarily on the southwest coast. Im surprised at that statistic, and the only thing that might explain it is that a lot of people here change their residences from North to South, she says. Since the statistics analyze the data of residents, those who qualify as snowbirds and may contribute significantly to their part-time communities are not counted there as volunteers. I can tell you there are many wonderful people who give of themselves both time and treasure, Ms. Murphy adds. About 30 percent of the nonprofits here have no paid staff. Their work is done completely by volunteers. Not including Naples Community Hospital that place is a $500 million revenue organization the rest of the nonprofits in Collier generate another $500 million, and there are probably 250 of them serving our citizens. For Sarah Owen, the newly named CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation in Lee, the statistics are mere leaves in the wind. The volunteers, on the other hand, are rock solid. My own personal experience is that Ive seen folks really go above and beyond what any nonprofit has ever asked of them, she says. It runs the whole gamut and it takes everyone, from the people picking chicken off the bones to serve a meal in the community kitchen, all the way up to the host of a fundraiser in a private home. To me, its the fact of giving yourself in whatever way youre inspired to do that, that matters. And agencies like the one I used to work for (Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., or CCMI) could not have been in business without 1,600 volunteers.People on the groundOne of those, for example, is James Burton, a 57-year-old line cook at an Olive Garden restaurant. A husband and father who brought his family to the southwest coast from Northern Virginia (hes a Texan by birth and upbringing), after cooking all week Mr. Burton then spends his day off cooking as a volunteer in the Community Caf at CCMI. There, kids who are sleeping in cars (a documented reality in the region), or men and women who were laid off during a recession that ended two years ago but not for them, can get one of Mr. Burtons meals, rather than starve. I get here about 10 or 11 a.m. and I help cook the food Richard and I prepare for the day, he explains simply. Today, we did stuffed peppers, sweet potatoes, barbecued turkey with mushroom rice, zucchini, orange slices and bread. Theres juice and water as well. Ask Mr. Burton why he wants to spend his day off back in a kitchen, and you know what hes going to say. I just want to give back to somebody. Ever since this recession started, you see people walking the street, and theyre homeless and hungrywhat are you gonna do? What are you going to do, indeed. There but for the grace of God go I, the mantra of many who act in the interests of the less fortunate, is a sentiment that deeply affects many volunteers, they say. And if youre one of them If youre Mr. Burton, or Pat Schmidt, for example you take it upon yourself to do something. At 7 a.m. on a cool December morning last week, Mrs. Schmidt, a 79-yearold widow who spent more than 70 years of her life in or around Minneapolis-St. Paul, came wheeling into a nearly deserted Publix parking lot in a red Jeep. She hopped out and raced across the asphalt to enter the doors a minute or so after the store opened for the day. All that is merely a slight exaggeration she didnt actually hop and she didnt race. She lowered herself stiffly from the vehicle and walked slowly across the lot. But Mrs. Schmidt appeared just as determined and lively more so, in fact than any hopper or racer who ever appeared bent on picking up some groceries. Each weekday she drives the early morning miles to stores that give away left-over baked goods. She collects them hauling two full-sized shopping carts at a time from the stores entrance where clerks have filled them for her the night before, to her Jeep then she transports the food shes offloaded into large plastic bags back to the CCMI food store, known as the pantry. There, shoppers pay for what they VOLUNTEERISMFrom page 1 Melissa Titus at Alva Elementary.COURTESY PHOTOSChristi Sarlow and Jan Fifer at Special Equestrians. James Burton works at Olive Garden and volunteers his time at CCMI.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 NEWS A9 want in vouchers obtained after they meet with counselors volunteers themselves who are trained to help determine their need, offer job counseling and the like. Mrs. Schmidt then manages the pantry, something shes been doing for about six years, since even before her husband died in 2010. So thats about 25 to 30 hours per week, and 35 miles per day, she figures. Theres a proximate cause and a once-upon-a-time cause for Mrs. Schmidts case of Good Samaritanism in her community. Proximately, she became part of CCMI after meeting Sam Galloway in church. A prominent businessman and philanthropist in Lee County, he helped found the organization, and his children remain past or current members of its volunteer board. But her willingness to pitch in, like that of so many volunteers, began decades earlier when she was a small girl walking with her mother through a brutally frigid winter morning in Minneapolis. My parents were always the be kind and help the next person if you can kind of people, she recalls. So I was going down the street holding my mothers hand one morning when she saw a couple with two small children waiting for a bus. It was so cold, and they had no winter coats. My mother walked up and said to them, You meet me at the department store. And we met them there and my mother bought them warm coats. That single act happened in a single hour in the 1940s the decision of one woman on a city street who chose in a single moment to spend her extra money warming and protecting a family of strangers, on a single winter morning in another time and another place, far away. Her name was Darlene Hallgrin, and she had a little girl named Pat. Mrs. Hallgrin has been gone from this world for a long time, but her act of love and charity continues to resonate through her daughter, who has now grown old an act arguably as vibrant and contemporary in spirit as a bright afternoon sun. Which is just where Christi Sarlow, Jan Fifer and Rudy Cifolelli were standing last week while they brushed and readied a stable of steady horses for the riders about to descend for the afternoon the Special Equestrians. That happens to be the name of the organization that brings people with almost every kind of disability together with well-trained horses donated by generous equestrians, and experienced, volunteer instructors and caretakers. The riders come from the region, sometimes their visits are doctor prescribed, most are children but their ages range from 3 to 70, and their cost is held down to a startlingly low $12 per hour. Thats due to the many donors and volunteers who maintain Special Equestrians. Result: The riders benefit from beautifully maintained animals in an immaculate and gentle setting. The stables are comfortable and clean. The grounds include fenced pastures, broad pole barns and facilities allowing physically disabled people to mount and dismount easily. Trails both open and wooded wind through the property, and a sensory trail designed and built by FGCU student volunteers offers riders the chance to feel, taste, smell, see and hear things they could not otherwise experience in their lives. Volunteer caretakers here share a vast experience both with horses and humans and everybody seems to benefit from the all-volunteer Florida sunshine. Theres a magic about people and horses these people will do things on a horse they wouldnt do in a therapy room, for example, says Ms. Fifer, 60, executive director of Special Equestrians (shes a volunteer, of course) and a retired teacher. This is the result of a huge effort and generosity by many (donors and volunteers), explains Ms. Sarlow, president of the board of Special Equestrians. Although her clients together show a range of about 25 disabilities, the most frequent she and her volunteer staff embrace are autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and developmental problems. I cant do this with a clear eye, says Mr. Cifolelli, a 70-something master of the equestrian art who started riding and training horses as a young teenager in Detroit, of all places. I began working at a city stables there when I was about 14, he says. Everybody here is well-trained, and to us the safety of the clients and the care of the horses is paramount. So any risk is washed away. One of Ms. Fifers equestrian students, for example, was born without legs. She began at Special Equestrians when was 6, and now about six years later shes a wonder on horseback, completely comfortable on her own, Ms. Fifer says. She uses a surcingle a girth and a handle to ride, she explains. Many of the students do, too, mounting from a special platform to enter a world of freedom unlike any they know in the course of daily life. The movement of a horses walk is similar to the movement of a human pelvis, says Ms. Fifer. So it helps them with muscle strength and self control, and it gives those who cant a sense of what it really feels like to walk. What it feels like to walk in a world where walking has been left out of the equation of living symbolically and even literally thats the gift that volunteers give each day up and down the southwest coast. What they get, in return, couldnt buy a cup of coffee or a Maserati, either one. Instead, perhaps, it pays a dividend of knowing of seeing. I met a Hindu couple one day and they were in the butterfly house, and one of the b utter flies had succumbed, recalls Mike Sullivan. And they asked the docent on duty if they could hold it in the palms of their hands and do a prayer. He agreed, and they did. Then they set the butterfly down on the ground behind some bushes where it wouldnt be stepped on where it might just become part of the earth, again. I see those things and thats my gain, he concludes. I gain from every experience I have in every garden. COURTESY PHOTOPat Schmidt does 25 hours a week and 30 miles a day for CCMI.

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Teachers of Distinction will vie for six Golden Apple awards SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Programs 2011-12 Teachers of Distinction were announced in surprise classroom visits to their schools on Nov. 30. The teachers received congratulations from volunteers at the Education Foundation of Collier County along with a $200 cash prize provided by the Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation. The Teachers of Distinction will continue in the Golden Apple selection process, which involves more classroom observations and interviews by a community-based selection committee. Six finalists will be chosen to receive a Golden Apple. The Golden Apple teachers along with the Teachers of Distinction will be honored at the 22nd Annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration presented by Suncoast for Kids Foundation on April 11 at the Naples Grande. The celebration will feature video vignettes that will tell an in-depth story of the impact the teachers have on their students. Students, families, educators and the community will watch this premiere together during the celebration. Media partners WINKTV and the Naples Daily News have supported this teacher recognition program since its inception and thanks to their support, the Education Foundation will be able to share this story of the impact of teachers and delve more deeply into how great teachers make the difference for students. As we change the format of the program from a live awards celebration to a video story that engages more students and families about the impact of teachers, it made sense that we make some shifts to utilize the generosity of our community partners in ways that make the best use of resources, Susan McManus, president of the Education Foundation, says. We are so grateful for the support of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and the wonderful live Golden Apple awards ceremonies we have had there, she adds. We look forward to working together to create new opportunities for students and teachers. Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and president of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, says the Phil will continue its longstanding partnership with the education community of Southwest Florida. Education is an essential component of who we are, Ms. van Bergen says. We salute the Golden Apple program and particularly look forward to working with the Education Foundation on an event in the fall of 2012. The Golden Apple teachers, Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools Teachers of the Year will be honored at the celebration in April. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 A21 Bright ideasHow does an extortionist (or kidnapper) safely collect the money that has been dropped off for him? In July, police staking out a vacant field in Colerain Township, Ohio, after leaving the $22,000 ordered by alleged extortionist Frank Pence, waited for about an hour, but Pence failed to show. Then, one officer noticed the money slowly moving across the field and finally caught up to Pence, who was pulling a very, very long, partially concealed rope from a location a distance from the drop site. Cultural diversity Globally (except in Japan), familyrun businesses underper form those run by professional managers. Japanese corporations often seem to have a talented son to take over for his father. The main reason for that, according to an August Freakonomics radio report, is that the family scions usually first recruit an ideal son and then adopt him, often also encouraging their daughters to marry the men. (Japanese adage: You cant choose your sons, but you can choose your sons-in-law.) If the man is already married, sometimes he and his wife will both get adopted. In fact, while 98 percent of U.S. adoptions are of children, 98 percent of Japans are of adults. At an October ceremony in the Satara district in Indias Maharashtra state, 285 girls were allowed to change their names, as each of them had originally been named the Hindi word Nakusa, which translates to unwanted (expressing their parents disappointment at not having had a son). In Satara, only 881 girls are born for every 1,000 boys, reportedly the result of abortion, given the expense of raising a girl (whose family is expected to pay for any wedding and give a dowry to the grooms family). Swedish Judges Get Tough: (1) A court dismissed charges against two 20-year-old men in October, accused of having bared a passed-out, 18-year-old womans breasts at a party and taken photographs. 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Least-competent criminalA lawyers first rule of cross-examination is to never ask a question you dont already know the answer to, but criminal defendants who act as their own lawyers typically do not get that memo. Philome Cesar, charged with about 25 robberies in the Allentown, Pa., area, began questioning his alleged victims at his trial in November. Please describe, he asked the first, what the robber sounded like. Answered victim Daryl Evans, He sounded like you. After Cesar asked a second victim the same question and received the same answer, he decided to stop cross-examining the victims. (He was convicted of 19 counts.) Latest religious messages Factory worker Billy Hyatt, who was fired in 2009 by north Georgia plastics company Pliant Corp., filed a lawsuit in August alleging illegal religious discrimination. Pliant (now called Berry Plastics) required its employees to wear stickers indicating the number of consecutive accident-free days, and March 12, 2009, was the 666th day. When Hyatt refused to wear the mark of the beast (embracing that number, he thought, would condemn him to hell), he was suspended and then fired. The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo., recently celebrated 12 consecutive years of around-the-clock musical praying, which Pastor Mike Bickle and his evangelical congregation believe is necessary to fight the devils continuous infiltration of the realms of power in society (business, media, government, etc.). To keep the music going, according to an October Los Angeles Times dispatch, the church has 25 bands playing throughout the week in twohour sets, divided between devotional music and intercessions, in which God is petitioned to help some cause or place. Bickle claims that there are thousands of 24/7 prayer groups in the world. Israelis lately experience attacks not just from the outside but from its own ultraOrthodox communities (about 10 percent of the country, and growing), whose activists have jeered and stoned immodestly dressed women and girls (as young as 6) on the street, defaced womens images on billboards, forced illegal gender segregation in public facilities (including buses and sidewalks), and vandalized businesses that treat women as equals (such as one ice cream shop since female customers lick the cones in public). An especially violent minority, the Sikrikim, employ some tactics reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan in America. Questionable judgmentsEach August in Urakawa, Japan, a hallucination and delusion competition takes place among visiting alcoholics and sufferers of mental disorders, who in principle are helped by bonding with fellow patients and revealing their failures and successes. The Bethel Festival, named for its sponsor, brings about 600 people together for on-stage presentations (sometimes in the form of song or dance) and awards a grand prize to a standout visitor (one year, to a woman who lived for four days in a public restroom after a voice in her head told her to, and in another year, to a man who had overcome a 35-year stretch of never straying more than two yards from his mother). (Some mental-disorder professionals believe the festival is too-easily mockable by insensitive outsiders.) NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


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THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITEwww.naplesenglishpub.comCheck Out Our New Location! HUGE GIFT CERTIFICATE SALE!40%+Buy $50, Get $70! Buy $100, Get $140! December 17thPUB CHRISTMAS PARTY!Champagne, Hors Devours The Rod Stewart Holiday Show!Starring George OrrFull Menu AvailableBring Your Party to Our Party!Reservations a Must! Just $10.00 Open Xmas Eve!CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET!Call for ReservationsFABULOUS!New Years EveAll U Can Eat Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet.The Rod Stewart ShowFree Wine, Party Favors, Bubbly NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Organizers of The Immokalee Foundations 2011 Charity Classic Celebration announce the events an evening for nearly 400 guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, as well as the sixth annual Pro-Am golf tournament at Bay Colony Golf Club raised $1.6 million to fund the foundations educational programs for the children of Immokalee. Joe Zednik, chair of the celebration and a TIF board member, is delighted with the results. In tough economic times, a successful event like this one is so important, Mr. Zednik says. We invited patrons to help us make a real impact on the lives of the Immokalee children to help make dreams come true and their generosity simply exceeded our expectations. The children of Immokalee were the heart and soul of the 2011 Charity Classic Celebration which was dedicated to fulfilling their dreams and providing them with the building blocks for a brighter future. Mr. Zednik says the only thing more exciting than raising funds was giving guests the opportunity to meet the kids and hear their stories during a special presentation by current and former TIF students. These kids are why we do what we do, he says. Hearing their stories and realizing what a difference we are making was incredibly rewarding for all of us in attendance. The dinner and auction evening overflowed with action, emotion and fun. During the welcome reception, guests bid on an array of auction items while enjoying an Immokalee Cocktail and listening to the sounds of the Immokalee High School Beta Club, recognized as Floridas No. 1 Beta performance group. The silent auction raised $46,840 and served as an indicator of the generosity still to come. Now in its second year, Fund A Dream is a live bidding experience organized into eight categories, each providing benefactors the chance to support the young people of Immokalee by giving directly to the children. According to Mr. Zednik, 100 percent of the funds raised during Fund A Dream benefits the bidders category of choice and is 100 percent tax deductible. Fund A Dream provides these children with the kinds of experiences theyve only dreamed about from attending a summer camp in New England to actually going to college, he explains. The live auction got under way during the second half of the dinner. With paddles in hand, bidders had the option to bid at the level of their choice and to fund as many dreams as theyd like. And did they ever. The initial Fund A Dream opportunity raised more than $60,000 for 122 students to receive one year of tutoring, making way for academic achievement and the accompanying self-confidence. Approximately $163,000 was raised for the second item, which will send 25 students to a Florida college or university for four years. Realizing a four-year college is not for everyone, enough funds were raised to provide 71 children with two years of voca-The Immokalee Foundation celebrates a $1.6 million eventSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOJemiah Warren assists Liz and Jeff Allbritten with their Fund A Dream bid. FREE 750 ml.Must have coupon at time of purchase. Limit one per customer. Expires 12/14/2011 Excluding cigarettes. Must have coupon at time of purchase. Limit one per customer. Expires 12/14/2011 Get Florida Weekly for iPadTM on the App store and read your favorite newspaper just like the hard copy. FREE FOR ALL THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comEnjoy 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 it FREE today!iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.


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He doesnt take just one or two people to help; he takes 50. Thats not how Mr. OConnor started. He and a friend bought gifts for six nursing home residents the first year. A Realtor with Premier Sothebys International Realty, Mr. OConnor told his colleagues and clients about his efforts, and each year the interest grew. Now, Mr. OConnors program supports Heritage Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, Lakeside Pavillion Care and Rehabilitation Center, ManorCare Nursing & Rehab Center, The Roberts Center in Immokalee, Tuscany Villa of Naples and the Salvation Army. In addition to fellow Realtors around town, participants in the program include members of the Health Club of Naples and residents in Grey Oaks. All of us do this for the same reason, says Mr. OConnor. To show the true meaning of Christmas. Mr. OConnor describes his childhood Christmases with his three siblings as normal, and says that he and his wife, Brenda, are very blessed. He considers his holiday program a way of paying it forward. Also, he says, A lot of people dont realize there are seniors here who need assistance. He also notes that the nursing homes react with open arms when he approaches them. Any time they can have people in from the outside to help and visit, it makes their lives easier and brings more joy to the facility. Sommer Ferguson, activity director at ManorCare, agrees. They shower our residents with attention, dancing and the holiday spirit, she says of when Mr. OConnor and his team deliver the gifts. This makes the biggest difference, because a lot of our residents dont necessarily have family that comes very often or even have family left. The interaction and smiles give the most long-lasting pleasure and joy. Ms. Ferguson says that although the gifts sweaters, picture frames, body lotions and the like are much appreciated, its the thought that counts even more. This program shows that people care enough to bring a gift and provide our residents with something they wouldnt normally get. Mr. OConnor concurs. I just want to spread hope to people and show that we care about them. I want to make sure that everybody I help can get something. Sometimes, the things people need most are the basic necessities. In Immokalee, he explains, people want non-perishable food, such as canned tuna, because they rent rooms that dont have refrigeration. Last year, when he learned that someone had stolen a homeless mans bicycle, Mr. OConnor bought the man a replacement bicycle with a good lock. When people request basic items such as pajamas, housecoats, slippers or a sweater, he adds extras, such as socks, hand cream or razors, so they find another goodie with their gift. He enjoys delivering the gifts which takes several trips, multiple vehicles and lots of friends as well as joining in holiday celebrations at the facilities. Its so special to see the looks on the residents faces, he says. I dont care what your age, everyone is a child at Christmas. SANTAFrom page 1 Spread good cheerIf you would like to join Pat OConnor and his helpers in spreading some Christmas cheer, call Mr. OConnor at 293-9411 or e-mail He will provide the name, gift request and facility of an individual or as many people as you would like to support. Gifts can be dropped off at the facilities or at Mr. OConnors Park Shore Premier Sothebys International Realty of ce, 4001 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 102. COURTESY PHOTOPat OConnors office at Premier Sothebys International Realty overflows with gifts donated to seniors living in local nursing homes.


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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGSTheres no sign of snow in the forecast, but the holiday spirit is alive and well all around town. Here are some of our favorite traditions of the season: A twinkling procession of decorated boats will ply the waters of Venetian Bay from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Spectators throughout the Village on Venetian Bay will also enjoy live entertainment as they stroll the center and watch the boats. Call 261-6100 for more information. The Marco Island Historical Society, in partnership with St. Marks Episcopal Church, presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8-10, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but donations for needy families will be welcome. For more information, call 394-0080 or visit Victorian carolers, the Backstage Dance Academy and Naples Ballet will add to the tree-lighting festivities at Mercato beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. The North Naples center boasts the largest live tree in Southwest Florida this season. Ballet students from several academies and adults from the community are taking part in The Naples Academy of Ballet presentation of The Nutcracker at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Gulf Coast High School. For tickets and more information, call 732-1000. Marco Island residents and visitors will enjoy the boats sailing by from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Prime viewing spots include the Esplanade and Snook Inn. Free admission. For more information, call 394-7549. Light It Up Your Way, the 22nd annual Marine Industries Association of Collier County Christmas Boat Parade, will launch at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Marker 18 and will continue north to the dock and on to the Naples Boat Club Marina and the Gordon River bridge. Landlubbers can enjoy the procession from several locations, including Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples City Dock, Naples Landing, Kellys Fish House, The Boat House Restaurant, Cove Inn and Bayview Park. The annual holiday parade benefits the Ricky King Fund, a foundation that since 1978 has provided financial support for the medical needs of local children. Frank Perrucci, chairman of the parade and president of MIACC, welcomes tax-deductible donations from participants and parade spectators. Proceeds will be presented to the Ricky King Fund at a ceremony in January. For more information, call 682-0900 or e-mail director@miacc. org. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Seasonal Treasures, NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYNEWS TWOA29NEWSHealthy Living Pets of the Week WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLYHappy Holidays along the Avenue B OB RAYMOND Thousands of holiday revelers filled Fifth Avenue South for the 37th annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony the evening of Dec. 1. Live entertainment, including a Dancing With the Stars-worth performance by Fritz and Camella Rath (the Raths are also energetic volunteers in the Visitor Information Center operated by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce).Winners in the Fifth Avenue South window display competition were: Most Creative: Wind in the Willows M ost Unique: Pucci & C atana Pet Boutique M ost Classic & Traditional: Kari s CreationsIn the building decorations category, winners were: Most Creative: 505 Building (505 F ifth Avenue South) M ost Unique: Vergina M ost Classic & Traditional: T he Inn on FifthAnd winners in the storefront category were: Most Creative: Caf Luna M ost Classic & Traditional: Mc Cabes B est in Show awards went to W ind in the Willows, Inn on Fifth and Caf Luna. / F LOR IDA WE EKL Y Fifth and Caf Luna Nancy Kerns and Hildegard CarneyFritz and Carmella RathDolores and John Sorey


Visit us at any one of these branch locations today!Naples: 3838 Tamiami Trail North 1905 Pine Ridge Road 428 9th Street South 2180 Immokalee Road 775 Airport Road North Marco Island: 605 Bald Eagle Drive Founded in 1887 Strong earnings Every good business has a great bank behind it. | NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 HOLIDAY HAPPENINGSa program of sacred and popular seasonal music, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at First Presbyterian Church of Naples. The Philharmonic Center Chorale, led by James Cochran, organist Brice Gerlach and soprano Michele Byrd join the orchestra. The chorale celebrates its 20th anniversary with this holiday concert showcasing Handels Messiah. Tickets start at $40 for adults and $17 for students. For more information or to order tickets, call the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 5971900 or visit For its own days of Christmas, Dec. 13-24, The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens will deliver special gifts to its wildlife residents. Zoo visitors will be able to watch Malayan tigers and South African lions claw into wrapped presents filled with meat treats; alligators swallow a festive turkey leg dinner; apes nibble fruity treats; African honey badgers and Red river hogs play with a rolling ice snow globe; and the new giraffe herd munch into leafy surprises. In a subtropical Santas workshop, residents at Brookdale Senior Living communities from Naples to Sarasota are once again creating the tasty treats that will add to the animals holiday cheer. Some of the senior toymakers themselves will also make special visits to the Zoo to watch the animals devour their gifts. Ice sculpture services for the rolling snow globe are being donated by Cold Cuts Inc. See the full schedule of events at Trumpet Christmas by the Naples Concert Band will be presented as part of Evening on Fifth from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, along Fifth Avenue South. Musicians highlighted include the Trumpet Ensemble, J&P Trio, the Saxophone Ensemble and the Stein Family Ensemble. The evenings entertainment is sponsored by IberiaBank and DeVoe Automotive. For more information about this and other holiday happenings on the avenue, visit www.FifthAvenueSouth. com. Aldos Ristorante Italiano & Bar hosts its fifth annual Pizza with Santa from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Children ages 12 and under can have their photo taken with the jolly old soul and then enjoy free pizza, soft drinks and cookies. A full menu will be available for adults. All proceeds benefit the ABLE Academy, which serves individuals with autism and related disorders. Aldos Ristorante is at 4820 Davis Blvd. For more information, call 7752200. Ruby Kreagler, Lee Muse and Pat Peters Marissa Carletta, Sophia Moore, Christina, Erica and Nicole Ledesma, Becky ZajaczkowskiBOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY


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CLUB NOTESHere are some programs and events in the works among the areas clubs and organizations: Members of the Naples Garden Club will meet for their annual holiday luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Port Royal Club. Attendees are asked to bring a wrapped gift suitable for a man in residence at St. Matthews House. Cost is $36. For reservations or more information, visit www.naplesgardenclub. org or e-mail A limited number of tickets remain available for the clubs 2012 House & Garden Tour set for Saturday, Feb. 4. Hundreds of visitors will tour four private properties in Port Royal, Aqualane Shores and historic Olde Naples. Tour buses depart from the Naples Botanical Garden at intervals throughout the day beginning at 8:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. departures are sold out). General admission is $85; patron tickets are $150. Proceeds from the House & Garden Tour help provide scholarships for students of botany and horticulture at FGCUs Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center at the Naples Botanical Garden. For more information or tour reservations, visit the website above. A members-only celebration of the 40th anniversary of Naples Ikebana International is set for 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at a members home in Naples. The club will have two events in February open to the public: a regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 1, and a fundraising luncheon Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Feb. 1 program will be about the art of classical Japanese dance and will include a performance by Satomi Hirano. The ginza marketplace and library will open at 9 a.m. in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Admission for members and guests is free. The Feb. 15 luncheon, floral demonstration by Jennie Sterling and silent auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Grey Oaks Country Club. Cost is $65 for members and guests, and reservations must be made by Jan. 15. For reservations or more information, e-mail or visit The Cleveland Club celebrates its 14th anniversary with a dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Heritage Bay Country Club. All Clevelanders are welcome. The clubs second dinner dance of the season will be held Saturday, March 24, at Cypress Woods Country Club. Tickets to both evenings are $26. For reservations, call Diane Corcelli at 9926723. The Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Club invites artists to hit the pavement for Chalk Art 2012 on Saturday, Jan. 28, along Fifth Avenue South. Thousands of spectators will walk the chalk as individuals and teams of amateur and professional artists transform the street into a colorful, half-mile-long concrete canvas. Businesses can participate by purchasing a canvas either a 6-foot ($200), 9-foot ($300) or 12-foot square ($500) which they, an artist of their choosing or an artist provided to them by the Rotary Club can use to create a curbside masterpiece. A total of 150 artist squares are available, each bearing the name of the sponsoring business. Proceeds will benefit the Pelican Bay Rotary Scholarship Fund. Artists who wish to participate are encouraged to register at no charge. They will be matched with a sponsor and will receive all the materials needed to complete their artwork. Registration for sponsors and artists will be accepted through Jan. 21. Admission to Chalk Art 2012 is free to the public and will include live entertainment, music and fashion shows throughout the day. The public will determine the first-, secondand third-place Peoples Choice Awards by purchasing voting tickets as they stroll the event. This years winners will also receive cash prizes. For more information or to sign up as a business sponsor or a participating artist, visit, e-mail or call Jim Richardson at 272-3645. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. For more information, e-mail bonitanewcomers@ or visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 A33 Featuring:Rev. Michael Harper, chaplain NCH Healthcare System Stephen Parker, choir director First United Methodist Church of Naples Douglas Williams, accompanist Reception to follow with dedication of the Christmas tree. Remembering loved ones who have gone before us is especially meaningful throughout the holiday season. If youve lost someone recently, or even long ago, please join us for our annualCelebration of RemembranceSunday, December 11 at 4 p.m. Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens All are welcome!RSVP 597-3101 (Reservations preferred but not required) Tis the Season to Remember... Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. 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Physical therapy assistants work in a variety of settings from pediatrics and geriatrics to hospitals, sports clinics, outpatient facilities, wellness centers, schools, nursing homes and home health. Government economists expect job growth for PTAs to be much faster than the average for all careers through 2018. In fact, it is among the 20 fastest-growing careers. The elderly population is particularly vulnerable to chronic and debilitating conditions that require therapeutic services. These patients often need additional assistance in their treatment, making the PTA role vital. Also, medical and technological developments permit an increased percentage of trauma victims and newborns with birth defects to survive, creating added demand for therapy and rehabilitative services. Registration for the winter 2012 term at Hodges University is open now for new and continuing students. For more information or to set up an appointment with an admissions counselor, call 513-1122 in Naples or 482-0019 in Fort Myers. High blood pressure may point to hidden health problems for kids in the ER SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe University of FloridaMore than half of children admitted to an urban Florida pediatric emergency department had elevated blood pressure, according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Emergency Care. Elevated blood pressure is often a sign of kidney or other health problems in children. Evaluating the readings thoughtfully and ordering further tests could be a key to diagnosing a serious problem, says Dr. Phyllis Hendry, an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida College of MedicineJacksonville and one of the authors of the study. Researchers looked at charts of nearly 1,000 patients, 18 years old and younger, admitted to Shands Jacksonville medical center over a 13-month period in 2007 and 2008. While they expected to see about 100 patients with elevated triage blood pressure, they found more than 500, Dr. Hendry says, adding more than 20 percent had severely elevated levels. The study also found that elevated blood pressure was recognized on the medical record in only a small percentage of cases. In adult emergency patients, we are very focused on blood pressure, and abnormal values are clearly defined, Dr. Hendry says. In children, its easy to dismiss a high value because often they are anxious, crying or in pain. There are a number of things that can affect blood pressure. But as hypertension among children is on the rise now in 5 percent of American youth, up from 1 percent in the 1970s and 1980s the ER can play a larger role in flagging potential problems. The standards are based on age, weight and even height a measurement not usually taken in pediatric ERs. Standards are also based on measuring the blood pressure three times and taking the mean of the three readings, which is not practical in an ER setting. If patients are in the emergency department for several hours or more, their vital signs are usually checked again or at discharge. Researchers say if a childs blood pressure remains elevated, physicians should suggest a follow-up appointment with the childs primary care physician within a few weeks. A likely follow-up study will be to look at the blood pressure reading at that next primary care visit to see if it is still elevated, Dr. Hendy says.

PAGE 36 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA36 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Children with autism spectrum disorder or ASD who attend regular education classes may be more likely to improve their social skills if their typically developing peers are taught how to interact with them rather than if only the children with ASD are taught such skills. According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, a shift away from more commonly used interventions that focus on training children with ASD directly may provide greater social benefits for children with ASD. The study was published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Real life doesnt happen in a lab, but few research studies reflect that, said Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, a part of NIH. As this study shows, taking into account a persons typical environment may improve tr eatment o utcomes. The most common type of social skills intervention for children with ASD is direct training of a group of children with social challenges, who may have different disorders and may be from different classes or schools. The intervention is usually delivered at a clinic, but may also be school-based and offered in a one-on-one format. Other types of intervention focus on training peers how to interact with classmates who have difficulty with social skills. Both types of intervention have shown positive results in studies, but neither has been shown to be as effective in community settings. C onnie Kasari, TO YOUR HEALTHTake your meds for a pharmacists brown bag reviewA CVS pharmacist will hold a brown bag review of medications from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Homewood Residence, 770 Goodlette Road. Residents are encouraged to throw all their medications prescription and over-the-counter into a paper bag and bring them to the motel for review. The pharmacist will answer questions and offer advice about how to avoid errors in taking medications.Managing stress for caregivers and professionsalsMore than 65 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged relative or friend each year. Family caregivers, health care professionals and clergy are invited to learn strategies for coping from Kenneth Doka, Ph.D., professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of New Rochelle, when he speaks at Moorings Park at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. For family and other caregivers will learn how to manage their own stress, set goals and expectations and take care of themselves. Health-care professionals and clery will receive insights about the psychological and spiritual reactions at end of life and will identify ways to help terminally ill patients and their families. Dr. Doka is a senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. His visit to Naples is sponsored by Vitas Hospice, Dignity Memorial, IberiaBank, Moorings Park and 21st Century Care. A light dinner will be served. Call 597-3101 to RSVP by Jan. 12.Free seminars at Physicians RegionalThe following free seminars are coming up at Physicians RegionalPine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road: Whats New and What Works for Painful Knees and Hips, by orthopedic surgeon Robert Zehr at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 Dr. Zehr will discuss several of the latest treatment options. Robotic Hip and Knee Surgery, by orthopedic surgeon Jon Dounchis at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Dr. Dounchis will discuss the latest advances in robotic techniques to restore hip and knee function, including MAKOplasty joint resurfacing for those with osteoarthritis of the knee. Living with Back Pain, by neurological surgeon Rick Bhasin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Dr. Bhasin will highlight the latest surgical and non-surgical treatment options for painful back conditions. For more information or registration, call 348-4180 or visit HEALTHY LIVING Study suggests a major shift in how to help autistic children socializeWeve done it again! For the second consecutive year, Collier County ranks first in Florida f or health outcomes, according to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute study of 3,200 U.S. counties. The study was commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Stated simply, out of Floridas 67 counties, were No. 1! And no one should feel prouder than the caregivers at NCH. (Ironically, the news came out the day after we hosted a health forum of more than 100 local leaders, organized by the Collier County Health Department and led by Dr. Joan Colfer.) The healthy environment and highquality care in Collier County underscore my belief that the health of our population and the health care we offer here will be the economic engine to drive Southwest Floridas well being in the years ahead. Our goal at NCH is to become a medical destination for the southern half of Florida, the southeast United States and even the Caribbean Sea basin, Central and South America. This is no pipe dream, as one in eight patients who spend a night or more at an NCH hospital hail from outside our five-county area. This is achieved purely through word of mouth, not targeted advertising. As to the Wisc onsin health outcomes survey, its data are the most recent available, with 50 percent of the objective comparison based on mortality and 50 percent based on morbidity information gathered from 2001-2007 for low birth weight and from 2003-2009 for measures of poor or fair health, poor physical health and poor mental health. Information on tobacco use, adult obesity, excessive drinking, motor vehicle crash death rate, sexually transmitted infections and teen birth rate was obtained by evaluating data from 2001-2009. Among measures used by the researchers were access to care quantified by numbers of uninsured adults and primary care providers and quality of care measured by preventable hospital days, diabetic screening and mammography screening. Additionally included in this study were socioeconomic factors such as educational levels, unemployment, poverty-stricken children, social support, single-parent families and violent crime, plus other objective measures such as air quality, access to healthy foods and recreational factors. Collier Countys continued strong showing is attributable to several things. One is our exemplary average infant birth weight, due largely to our Womens Health Foundation. Now in its 12th year, the foundation focuses on prenatal care for previously uninsured women and helps them obtain Medicaid insurance. Program administrator Tom Van Pelt and his colleagues do a great job. Another positive factor is our countys low death rate from heart attack, largely due Code Save a Heart, an NCH program that for the past two years has taken every single heart attack victim from the front door of the downtown NCH campus to the cardiac catheterization lab in under 90 minutes to stop the heart attack. The most important factor in Collier Countys excellent health standing lies in the ability of local health care professionals to execute ?????. In recent years, we have changed the way we care for our community. In this context, we are installing a 211 access line for people who need non-urgent but critical help. Such lines exists in most every other county in Florida but ours. Thanks to the Community Foundation of Collier County, 211 will be available here soon. As residents and health care practitioners, we have much to be proud of in Collier County. We also share a heavy responsibility. Our county can no longer depend on traditional industries such as tourism, construction and agriculture to lift our economy to the next level. Rather, what we need to focus on is the high growth potential of health care. For our community to sustain its excellence, the people of NCH can lead the way. STRAIGHT TALKCollier leads the way in Florida health outcomes againSEE STUDY, A36 a w i s a t SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________


Purchase Your Tickets Today!February 25th, 2012 The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples 239.659.6524 www.NaplesTownHall.orgLive Auction to Benet Childrens National Medical Center and Naples Town Hall NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA37 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Visit us on the web. See us in the store.LIGHTING FANS HOME DCOR Naples 239.775.5100, 4600 Tamiami Trail E. Fort Myers 239.322.5488, 12879 S. Cleveland Ave Bonita Springs 239.949.2544, 28801 S. Tamiami Trail Ph.D., of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues compared different interventions among 60 children, ages 6-11, with ASD. All of the children were mainstreamed in regular education classrooms for at least 80 percent of the school day. Children with ASD whose peers received training including those who may also have received the child-focused intervention spent less time alone on playgrounds and had more classmates naming them as a friend, compared to participants who received the child-focused interventions. Teachers also reported that students with ASD in the peer-mediated groups showed significantly better social skills following the intervention. However, among all intervention groups, children with ASD showed no changes in the number of peers they indicated as their friends. At follow-up, children with ASD from the peer-mediated groups continued to show increased social connections despite some of the children having changed classrooms due to a new school year and having new, different peers.According to the researchers, the findings suggest that peer-mediated interventions can provide better and more persistent outcomes than childfocused strategies, and that childfocused interventions may only be effective when paired with peer-mediated intervention.In addition to the benefits of peermediated interventions, the researchers noted several areas for improvement. For example, peer engagement especially helped children with ASD to be less isolated on the playground, but it did not result in improvement across all areas of playground behavior, such as taking turns in games or engaging in conversations and other joint activities. Also, despite greater inclusion in social circles and more frequent engagement by their peers, children with ASD continued to cite few friendships. Further studies are needed to explore these factors as well as other possible mediators of treatment effects. For more information, visit www. National Institute of Mental HealthSTUDYFrom page 36 TO YOUR HEALTH Free counseling for caregiversCaregivers of seniors ages 60 and older who are experiencing stress from changing life circumstances can obtain free peer counseling from the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Counseling is coordinated by Margot Escott, a licensed clinical social worker with MHASWFL. Call 2615405 or e-mail Ms. Escott can also provide information about the associations other services.Support for Parkinsons patients and their caregiversThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds exercise, speech and art therapy classes at locations in Naples and Bonita Springs for those who suffer from Parkinsons disease. Support programs for families and caregivers are also offered, and various opportunities are available for volunteers at PASFI headquarters, 2950 Tamiami Trail N. Dance classes take place from 1-2:15 p.m. Thursdays at PASFI headquarters in Naples and from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Fitness for Life Center in the Shops of Hidden Lakes 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 or visit www.

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They can get crazy on catnip together, groom each other with those raspy tongues, chase each other playfully in a game of zoom-around-the-room or just crash on the cat tree with each other while soaking up the sun during a cat nap. One of the many myths about cats is that they prefer to live alone, but thats not necessarily true. When people ask me about getting a second adult cat, I always encourage them to do so. There will be a period of adjustment, of course. Shelter and colony studies show that it may take up to one year for a new adult cat to be accepted by other cats. But in many cases, if not most, its worth the effort: Veterinary studies show that when cats have company, both cats are healthier. Animals with buddies are sick less often, require shorter stays when they are hospitalized and live longer. The friendship usually works best if the cats are of the opposite sex. Two males or two females may each seek to be top cat, even if they are spayed or neutered. Another pairing that works well is an older cat and a younger cat. The presence of a youngster can enliven an adult cat who may have lost some of his spark or put on a little pudge. The easiest way to go about it is to adopt a pair at once. Bonded pairs are commonly available for adoption, typically littermates raised together. Theyre often overlooked by people who insist on a single cat, or on kittens, but theyre ideal for adopting if you dont already have a cat but are ready to open your home and your heart. If you already have one cat, though, adopting a bonded pair may not be wise: Cats seem to get along best in evennumbered groups. When theres an odd cat out, he may get picked on or develop aggression toward the other cats in an attempt to make his way to the top of the tabby totem pole. Two cats are twice the pleasure, but not twice the effort to care for, especially if youre adopting a pair of healthy, altered adults from a good rescue group or shelter. While most bonded pairs of cats will happily share everything from your bed to the cat tree, one thing many will insist on is not sharing a litter box. To keep your cats from thinking outside the box, have one litter box for each cat, plus one more. Its well worth the modest extra effort, though. If theres anything better than one loving cat in your home, its a pair of purring pals. Pick a pairWhats better than one cat? Two, of course Pets of the Week To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit >> Jojo is a 6-monthold pit bull mix. Beautiful, sweet and friendly, she pulls a bit on her leash and needs more training, although she has the basics. 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The consumer confidence index among Floridians remained at 65 in November, a ranking that matches a revised mark set in October and is only two points higher than the record low of 59 set in June 2008. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a 2; the highest is 150. The November survey reveals a mixture of positive and negative perceptions. Consumers are slightly less optimistic about current conditions than they were last month and slightly more optimistic about long-run conditions, says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, which conducted the survey. McCarty noted that of the five categories used to measure consumer confidence, two decreased, two increased and one remained unchanged, resulting in an overall mark of 65. Perceptions, for example, that compare personal finance levels with those of a year ago fell two points to 52. However, expectations that personal finances will improve a year from now went up three points to 79. Meanwhile, respondents overall view that the U.S. economy will improve over the coming year fell two points to 52. However, their expectation that the economy will improve over the next five years remained unchanged at 67. Finally, the perception that now is a good time to buy big-ticket consumer items, such as televisions and laptop computers, rose four points to 75. Sources for optimism, however, dont necessarily indicate a recovery is on the way. Most of the index components, for instance, are lower than they were at the same time a year before. Not only is the consumer confidence level stuck at historically low levels, it has previously been associated with recessionary levels, McCarty says. If consumer confidence attitudes are mixed, so, too, are reports of economic activity. The jobless rate for Florida, for example, remains high at 10.3 percent, though there was an encouraging .3 New officersWomens Council of Realtors-Naples on the Gulf installation ceremony, and more business events. B8-9 TK INSIDE House HuntingWater, water everywhere in Miromar Lakes. B11 Foolish triviaWhat tech giants name brings Albert Einstein to mind? B6 Researcher predicts modest growth in consumer confidence BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 BY NANCI THEORETSpecial to Florida WeeklyBY DAY, SOME SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUSIness executives and professionals might present a guise similar to Clark Kent or Diana Prince. Mild-mannered, suited up and taking on the corporate and nonprofit world. But after hours, the alter egos of these doctors, executive directors and company presidents emerge, taking the form of hockey player, dance competitor, pilot and triathlete. For these professionals, a leisurely pursuit has transcended mere hobby status. Theirs is a a passion that requires complete concentration, expert skill or strength and in some cases a touch of bravado. Yet as diverse as these pastimes appear, theres an underlying theme of stress release and new friendships that extend beyond the office walls.David ShimmelAs a child in Pensacola, David Shimmel was fascinated by the roar and spectacle of Navy planes flying training maneuvers overhead. It lit a flame that ignited 20 years later, when the executive director of the David Lawrence Center in Naples started taking lessons at the municipal airport. I waited until my kids got through college to get into it seriously, he says. Taking lessons from Jack McManus, a master instructor, really increased my love of aviation and everything aviation. Mr. Shimmel owns a four-seat Cessna 182 with two partners, and uses the plane frequently for weekend day trips throughout Florida and also for business meetings and to visit a daughter in Alabama. It can make Charlotte, N.C., on a tank of gas. An airplane is designed to fly, he says. The worst thing you can do as a pilot Executives unwindHard-working people tend to play hard, tooIts been a good thing for me, relaxing and kind of hard to describe. Brian PresleySEE HOBBIES, B7 SEE CONFIDENCE, B4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SHIMMEL COURTESY PHOTOInvestment advisor and former Neapolitan Brian Presley makes pottery and cares for his cattle ranch in Punta Gorda.

PAGE 42 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: If you are looking to purchase or | | || MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE... Happy Holidays from our family to yours! The average citizen is easily confused by recent news of a multi-country plan to provide more liquidity to international banks, particularly to European banks struggling to stay solvent. Europe has supposedly agreed to leverage its European Financial Stability Facility up to $1 trillion a mindboggling move for many to comprehend. This must have been great news: international equity markets responded with big gains. Or was it really just a stop-gap measure? Gains in gold and silver on the same news suggest that the crisis worsened. Frightening recent news prompted the action. Germany (with big GDP and best sovereign credit) failed to get bids for 35 percent of its 10-year debt offering. According to The Wall Street Journal (Nov. 17, 2011), Banks face funding stress, European institutions resort to potentially risky swaps to generate liquidity. In the U.S., the congressional super committee failed to find $1.2 trillion to cut in cumulative deficits over the next 10 years. And China reported another monthly low Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, suggesting a slowdown there as well. All of these topics are big and intertwined; this column offers my opinions on the Euro crisis and sovereign debt in general. It is no secret that Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain the PIGS as theyve become known are facing insolvency. They cant pay their sovereign debts. They dont have sources of revenue, including tax dollars, to pay for their past and present wanton spending. Greek debt was horrific until Italys was worse; Portugal and Spain arent far behind. Normally, corporate or personal insolvency is handled by: 1) default on the debt or principal haircuts reducing debt to a manageable load; or 2) a very stiff upper lip and adoption of fiscal austerity measures so that the debt can be repaid. These different approaches were taken by Iceland (defaulted in 2009) and Ireland (received transitional funding and fiscally housecleaned). But the above options are not considered viable for huge and complex PIGS debt. First, much of it was bought by too big to fail European banks (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy). Losses on this sovereign debt could cause their failure. A full default would probably result in: bank debt and shareholders being wiped out and banks being nationalized (owned and run) by the respective countrys government requiring a massive effort and massive disruption in global finance, etc. Secondly, austerity by all of Europe could turn into a depression. Enter some financial engineering to solve the Euro-land problem. Europe is considering handling the crisis akin to what the U.S. Federal Reserve did in 2008-2011: buy up the bad mortgages from banks and let banks remain afloat. For Europe to buy bad sovereign debt from their banks requires creation of a centralized European bank to function like the U.S. Fed. Eurobonds would be sold to finance and let the PIGS roll their maturing debt and refinance at interest rates much lower than a rate accorded their individual countrys poor credit, as Germany could lend its better credit rating to the Euro bond. Not so fast, say many Germans. They fear: 1) money supply exploding if their bank leadership is chaired/membered by spendthrift countries; 2) their co-sign of a Euro bond will turn out to be a German sole-pay of Eurobonds. So, nix the Eurobond plan until the borrowing-gone-wild countries are contractually committed to fiscal responsibility via new EU treaties requiring negotiation, drafts, arguing, political positioning and countryby-country ratification. Are we talking late 2012? 2013? Will the U.S., England, Canada, Japan and Switzerland provide more interim help? That might be a very tough sell with very poor timing. England is already on an austerity plan. The American citizenry wants U.S. problems solved first. And slippery U.S. politicians will want to pass until after 2012s elections. Can China help? Sure, but when its help (in dollars/Yuan) is needed, China sometimes portrays itself as merely a developing country. Historically, what have governments with excessive debt done? Governments with fiat currency have solutions beyond what is available to corporations or individuals: governments can monetize their debt just print more of their fiat currency to pay bills and debt. But Greece and Italy cant run Euro presses unless the Germans agree to print Euros. Thus, there is a tug-of-war between easy and tight money policy. A fiat or paper currency (i.e. one not backed by hard assets) can retain value if the issuing country does not monetize its debt. But the history of fiat currencies suggests that because they have capacity to print paper money, they ultimately do. Monetizing debt causes assets you own (in that currency) to be worth less and lenders technically get paid in full but with a currency worth less. (As to the U.S., trillions of debt is sold to pay for its deficits and the Federal Reserve has had to buy a bunch of that debt. To many, the Treasury issuing debt and the Fed buying it is tantamount to the U.S. running a printing press.) The problem comes back to the past and future deficit spending of countries with fiat currencies. And while no one knows how this mess will be resolved, the uncertainty about government stability and the potential that debts will be eradicated through monetization engenders interest in gold and silver. You might want to consider equity rallies as opportunities to reallocate your portfolio; if you do not feel comfortable with your mix of assets or are not truly diversified, do something about it. Talk to your adviser as he/she can offer counsel suitable for you. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 5718896. For midweek commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst 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 & INVESTING Getting a grip on the Euro crisis s t s w v jeannetteSHOWALTER,


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PAGE 46 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 THE MOTLEY FOOL Picking Mutual FundsIt might seem smart to select mutual funds based on how theyve performed recently, but that can be a recipe for trouble. Here are some things to think about. Funds that beat the stock market average one year wont necessarily beat it the following year. To some degree, a terrific return isnt the result of the fund managers brilliance, but of good luck at least over the short term. (And many fund managers invest only for the short term.) Lots of bad funds have occasional terrific years. Be careful even if a fund has a great threeor fiveor even 10-year average.That can be due to one amazing year After all, a five-year average is just an average of five annual performances. If one is unusually high, the average will be high. If in each of five years, a fund earns 6 percent, 11 percent, 2 percent, 8 percent and 33 percent, its average annual return will be about 12 percent. 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The company issued 35 million shares in its initial public offering (IPO), but there are more than 550 million shares in existence.When you multiply all the existing shares of the company (those trading on the public market and those that are not) by the current stock price, you get its market cap, which was recently more than $10 billion.QWhat does it mean when a company has initiated coverage on a particular stock? T.L., DetroitABig brokerages and investment banks typically employ analysts to follow and study various companies. The analysts issue recommendations that are passed on to clients and others. When a brokerage initiates coverage of a company, it just means that the company is now being followed by the firm and that the brokerage has an opinion on it (perhaps Buy, Hold or Sell). There may also be a detailed research report available on the stock, which is typically much more illuminating than a simple one-word rating. Sell ratings have long been relatively rare. 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Felix E., SingaporeThe Fool Responds: Its a common mistake to invest in what we dont understand just think back to Enron. And biotechnology enterprises can be extra-risky. Not only is it good to understand the science behind the treatments being developed, but you also need a good handle on competing treatments that exist or are in pipelines. Many biotechs arent very profitable yet, either, with investors pinning much hope on drugs that may or may not get FDA approval. Before buying, be sure you understand exactly how a company makes its money and how reliable its future growth is. The Motley Fool TakeGroupon, GroupoffInitial public offerings (IPOs) can be exciting, and Groupons (Nasdaq: GRPN) recent debut certainly attracted a lot of attention. Is the stock a good buy? Opinions differ at Fool HQ, but the case against it is strong. For example: It faces daunting rivals and potential competition, from the likes of LivingSocial (backed by, Google and others. There arent many barriers to entry, either, so new competition can crop up suddenly. Its future is very uncertain, unlike more predictable businesses. Its business doesnt inspire great customer loyalty. If youre a coupon seeker, youre not likely to stick solely with Groupon and ignore other options. Name That CompanyFounded in 1979 and based in Massachusetts, Im a tech giant today, helping companies store, manage, protect and analyze information. The first product I sold was a desk for computer users. Since 2003, Ive invested more than $10 billion in research and development around the world and $14 billion acquiring companies. In 1995 I overtook IBM as the mainframe storage leader. I rake in more Last weeks trivia answerFounded in 1978 in Atlanta, I had 100 stores open by 1989, and most recently had more than 2,200 open, including some in Mexico, Canada and China. Ive been the fastest growing retailer in American history. Today Im the worlds largest home improvement retailer and its fifth-largest retailer. I rake in close to $70 billion annually and employ more than 300,000 people. My typical store has about 105,000 square feet (plus 23,000 square feet for its garden center) and up to 40,000 items in inventory making it difficult for many hardware stores to compete with me. Who am I? (Answer: The Home Depot) than $19 billion annually. My stock has grown by an average of 13 percent annually over the past 15 years. My name might make you think of Albert Einstein. Who am I? Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize! The founders appear to be cashing out: Of the last $130 million that was raised pre-IPO, $120 million went out the door to founders. Wed rather see these folks leaving most of their stake intact, aligning their interests with shareholders. Its accounting has raised eyebrows. The company restated its revenue recently, and has changed how it defines certain expenses. Hot IPOs tend to cool off. Per Bloomberg Businessweek, 20 of the 25 hottest IPOs of 2010 and 2011 have fallen sharply. And finally, its not yet turning a profit. Why take a chance on it, when there are lots of undervalued and proven companies around? (The Motley Fool owns shares of Google, and Google and have been recommendations in our newsletters.) Do you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y n t m a ni on. k f or o re n d n d I n n o re t M av a ll y n a m of Al b Know with Foo yo ull be e a nifty prize BUSINESS MEETINGS 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 for reservations no later than Dec. 2. The Above Board Chamber meets for lunch and a program titled Setting Your Business Goals at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Hilton Naples. Panelists will be Dan Regelski, director of the Small Business Development Center at FGCU, and Robin Richards, owner of Growing Forward Business Solutions; Sue Huff will emcee. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. Call 981-7426 or prepay online at Reservations are due by Dec. 8. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts its pre-legislative breakfast with Sen. Garrett Richter beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Hilton Naples. $20 for members in advance; $25 for non-members and at the door. Make a reservation at The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance holds its holiday membership mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. All business owners and individuals involved in the local tourism industry are welcome. Admission is free for CCLTA members and guests; $10 per person for non-members. Reservations are required by Dec. 8. E-mail Pam Calore at 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 2626300 or visit 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 394-7549 or visit


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Rosser Wilson B THE PENINSULAMARK BILLSON B M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12239-775-6860 Email : 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing Rentals NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 BUSINESS B7 All AboardVintage Railroad Tie Teak Lounger Available Exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 is let it sit in the hangar. Every time he takes flight whether for breakfast and camaraderie with fellow pilots at airports in Key West, Okeechobee or Bartow Mr. Shimmel experiences those pinch-me-I-cant-believe-its-real moments. I feel very privileged. I was with one of my partners and we were taking off from Naples at 7 in the morning. I looked at him and said, Do we realize how lucky we are? One of his favorite trips is skimming the Gulf of Mexico north over Pine Island and Sanibel en route to Venice. Its also pretty up through the middle of the state, he says. I like flying to the little airfields that were built in Florida in the 1940s for World War II flight training, he adds. Ive met some incredible people at these airport restaurants. Theres a whole society of people who fly somewhere on Saturday or Sunday morning and talk aviation. Sometimes his flights are purely recreational, with no destination planned. One of my partners and I will just fly on a Sunday. We call it poking holes in the sky. Theres nothing like flying; its a blast. It provides a great perspective when youre 5,000 feet up and have nothing to think about except flying.Brian PresleyBy day, investment advisor Brian Presley manages the portfolios of wealthy clients a career thats even more demanding in these tough economic times. Off hours, like last Friday morning, he and his trusty dog were trying to round up cows running amok along the driveway of his Acorn Ranch sans horse, cowboy, car or a cell phone to call for backup from wife, Mary. Somebody left the gate open, says Mr. Presley, who made a name for himself early in his career as the youngest person to have New York Stock Exchange account. Such is the life of this gentleman farmer who traded the Naples lifestyle for a working cattle ranch in Charlotte County a few years ago. It was an idea that started small a place in the country to take the grandchildren fishing but that in reality delivered a full-fledge ranching operation that now encompasses a little under 300 acres and another 120 leased to raise beef cattle. Four times a year, backup is available: cowboys who sort, brand and tend to the needs of the herd. Mr. Presleys manager happened to be vacationing during last weeks escape, leaving the investment advisor to his own devices. Thats not to say Mr. Presley isnt involved in daily or weekly chores. He often begins his day inspecting cows and calves, administering salt and minerals and setting strategy for calf sales before heading to the office. Many of the farm hands jokingly call him the cow whisperer. Its been a good thing for me, relaxing and kind of hard to describe, he says. The investment business is high pressure. With cattle, they take their instructions nonverbally. Its like someplace between playing chess and dancing. The whole herd knows the word back up and when I say Let me through, they divide. A long-time patron of the arts, Mr. Presley became an artist himself two years ago when he took up pottery. Ive never had a hobby like this at all, he says. I remember making the casual comment to Mary, Im not sure I couldnt do that. Ive never thought of myself as an artsy crafty person, so I said it just like that. Next thing I know, Mary had called the visual arts center and signed me up for a class. With Punta Gorda gallery/studio owner Jack Vartanian as his private instructor, Mr. Presley has honed his skills, experimenting with different glazes that create a unique end product. Hes made mostly platters and bowls, including one that will be auctioned during a January fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.Mary LoveAs a child in northern Indiana, Mary Love had the fearlessness of youth. Now as a mother and the wearer of many hats for her husbands thriving business, Norman Love Confections, she looks back with a bit of unease thinking about skating on those frozen ponds. Yet six years ago, this hockey mom made the leap from pond to rink, donning skates and padding and a what-the-heck attitude when she helped found a co-ed novice team. It went from mothers hanging around at the rink watching our sons play hockey to us saying, Hey, why dont we try it? says Ms. Love, captain of the Everkegs a title she says she earned by default and a moniker that sums up the teams intentions. Im the oldest and one of the originals on the team. Im really not a good player. I play for the exercise, the social experience and the beer. Its all about the beer in the locker room after the game. Although she jokes that her rank, ability and involvement are purely situational or even questionable, Ms. Love experiences the same adrenaline rush as the first time she stepped onto the ice one in which she was grateful for padding. Its still a big-time rush to be out there, she says. I get the same nervous feeling every time. The Everkegs compete year-round, playing every Sunday at Germain Arena against six other co-ed teams. Its mostly men, and one of my sons plays with me, she says. But we do have a lady who drives from Port Charlotte every week. The team has won several seasonal championships. Were probably in the running this year, too, says a self-deprecating Ms. Love. Not through any help from me.Teri HansenIt took just one dance lesson for imagemaker Teri Hanson to realize she had found a creative outlet to her day job as the president of Priority Marketing, a marketing, advertising and public relations firm. I had never taken a single dance lesson, she says. I was an athlete growing up. I played sports in school and was a singer. Dancing was just something I did for fun when my dad and I were kidding around. But her 20th high school reunion and a discussion with a classmate in 2000 prompted Ms. Hansen to consider the possibility. My friend told me she was taking classes and was having a blast. She invited me to come and see. One class and Ms. Hansen was hooked. Im a very, very competitive person, and it really clicked with me. After taking lessons an hour a week for three months, I was so in love with it I stepped up the hours a week I would practice. I told my instructor I wanted to be a competitor. A year later, she took the leap into the competitive world of amateur American smooth and rhythm dances, a nine-dance combo of waltz, tango, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, cha-cha, rumba, swing, bolero and mambo. She finished in the finals, placing fifth. As she honed her skills, Ms. Hansen set her sights high, deciding just two years ago she wanted to win the American nine-dance national championship. And shes close: In September, she ranked second in the U.S. Dance Championships in the 25-50 age division. It was no small feat, considering she competes against women nearly half her age and she trains only sporadically with her professional partner of two years, who lives in Tennessee. A hobby, albeit a competitive one, Ms. Hansen says dancing fulfills her creative muse and competitive spirit. I work 10 to 12 hours a day, so this provides a different kind of creative expression and release, she says. Leadership and executive training always talks about the need to work hard and the need to play hard as well. In doing so, it replenishes and balances you. HOBBIESFrom page 1 Teri Hansen, president of Priority Marketing, dances competitively. COURTESY PHOTOSMary Love plays hockey with the Everkegs.

PAGE 48 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 1. Cathy Driscoll, WCR-Florida president Robin McKeever, Judy Gietzen and Doreen Thomas 2. Barry Zvibleman, Dave Bower, Joni and Jim Albert, John Buehler 3. Sharon Zuccaro, Nancy Dalaskey and Heather Wightman 4. Nella DeCesare, Mark Schwartz and Debra McAlister-Brown 5. Maribeth Shanahan and Robyn DeVille 6. Marie Harris, Terri Speech and Rae Wakelin 7. Brett Brown and Janette Batten 8. Anita Colletti and Debbie Zvibleman, outgoing and incoming presidents, respectively Womens Council of Realtors-Naples on the Gulf installation of officersNETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 2 4 3 5 7 8 6 DAVID MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 BUSINESS B9 1. Jovenel Benjamin 2. Jesus Velasco 3. Dr. Mary Murray with Immokalee High School first place team 4. Dr. Javier Rosado 5. Liz Allbritten, Kamela Patton and Kathleen PassidomoThe Immokalee Foundations Strides for Education 5K walk/runNETWORKING We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ COURTESY PHOTOS The Forum Club welcomes William Isaac PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Celebrating the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle members KHARLE ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 4 3 5 1. Dave Rismiller and William Isaac 2. John Johnson, Bob Nichols and Ken Krier 3. Lloyd Liggett, Polly Eide and Alan Korest 4. Naples High Students with sponsors and William Isaac 1 2 3 4 1. Melanie Sabelhaus, Pam Sibcy, Donna Boortz, Rob Sibcy and Neal Boortz 2. Steve Donovan 3. Rob Sibcy, Peter and Susan Bonnano 4. Susan Bonnano, Pam Sibcy, Nancy Donovan, Roger LaGreca, Melanie Sabelhaus and Donna Boortz 1 2 3 4


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 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 Cheers to volunteersNaples Winter Wine Festival thanks helpers, and more feel-good to-dos around town. C30-33 Ad-libbing expertsNaples City Improv prepares for 100th performance. C5 Theyll love itGreat gifts for the wine lovers on your shopping list. C34 Six leaders in the local arts community have been named Stars in the Arts for 2012 by the United Arts Council of Collier County. They are: the Naples Concert Band, James Cochran, Brian Holley, William Noll, Peter Thomas and Richard Tooke. The UAC initiated the award seven years ago to recognize individuals and organizations for leadership in the arts. This year, 47 nominations were received, and a selection committee of past Stars in the Arts winners and leaders in the arts community selected the six recipients. These are considered almost Peoples Choice awards, says Elaine Hamilton, UAC executive director. The public nominates worthy candidates from the arts and cultural community, and nominees are evaluated by their peers. This years winners are certainly deserving of this recognition. Awards will be presented at a luncheon Friday, Feb. 10, at the Naples Grande Resort. For tickets or more information, call 263-8242 or visit www. the winners The Naples Concert Band is celebrating its 40thseason of entertaining Naples residents and visitors. The allvolunteer band has 90 members, and attendance at its free outdoor concerts averages 3,000 in season. Over the years the organization has awarded more than $60,000 in student scholarships. The band also assisted the city of Naples with fundraising efforts to build the band shell at Cambier Park that many local performing organizations now enjoy.Shining Stars tapped for United Arts Council award SEE STARS, C9 SCULPTINGSEE SOUND, C4 SOUNDRingling visitors see and hear Swiss artist Zimouns creationsIF YOU COULD VISUALIZE SOUND, THIS is what it might look like: Zimouns kinetic sculptures that writhe and rattle and vibrate and quiver. The Swiss artist puts common industrial items wire, motors, cotton, cardboard boxes together in uncommon ways. The effect is surprisingly mesmerizing and hypnotic. Take, for example, his 2010 piece, BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ ZIMOUN / COURTESY PHOTOSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________

PAGE 66 Same week appointments available. SWFLs Most Comprehensive Skin Center Three Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeons Dermabeam Non-surgical Radiation Therapy Camisa Psoriasis Center Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Spa Blue MD Medical Spa A Melanoma InitiativeThei on P ass Proud supporter of the Passion Foundation. North Naples 239-596-90751015 Crosspointe Dr.Downtown Naples 239-216-4337261 9th St. S. Marco Island 239-642-3337950 N. Collier Blvd., #303Ft. Myers 239-437-88107331 Gladiolous Dr.Cape Coral 239-443-15001425 Viscaya Pkwy., #102See Spot. See Spot Change. See Riverchase Dermatology. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 comes with an e-mail hanging in my in box. The most powerful part of the experience was in the content, what Andy had actually written. There was nothing confessional, none of those outpourings of the heart that arrived in my in box after midnight in the early days of the Internet. There was no boldness, no brashness, just an overwhelming quietness to his words. He talked about everyday concerns whether to accept a new job offer, if he should stay in his apartment and yet the letter felt more intimate than any e-mail Ive ever read. Whats more, he didnt have to use special punctuation to convey the depths of his feelings. The fact that he had taken time to write, that he had set pen to paper and then posted the letter, these things said everything I needed to know. I remember when the Internet was invented. Not invented, exactly, but when it first appeared on the scene. Im talking AOL, chat rooms, life before Facebook, when instant messaging and e-mails were still new. I remember the feeling of boundless freedom, the way we could suddenly communicate with people we were too shy to approach in person. Those early days felt limitless, as if we were suddenly blessed with the ability to cross boundaries and be bold. We thought ourselves pioneers. We were foolish. The Internet ushered in a brave new world of communication that we had to figure out as we went along. People took risks online that theyd never take in actual life. Sometimes they got carried away. Over time I learned that e-mail and instant message conversations arent real. Not real conversations, not real exchanges. Nothing like what is said face-to-face. The first time a boy told me he loved me on IM, he put the words in asterisks as if to emphasize the sentiment, to assure me that he *really* loved me. He wanted me to know that saying it via computer did not cheapen the experience. Which of course it did.A romantic move to real letters SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSThe first letter I received from him had a certain romantic quality. In the years since the dawn of the Internet, electronic communication has become part of our daily lives. We e-mail, we Skype, we text. Its all there on the computer screen, our emotions writ digitally. But lately Ive become restless with the ease of it. Im dissatisfied by so much facile communication the way we might be dissatisfied by a microwave burrito. It looks like it should fill us up, but somehow it doesnt. I must have tapped into the larger consciousness, because my friend Andy recently asked for my mailing address. Are you getting married? I said. Andy laughed. Or I imagine him laughing because the whole exchange played out over e-mail. No, he wrote. I was thinking I hadnt written any real letters in a long time. I might give it a try. I smiled, my face mirrored in the computer screen, touched to be included on his mailing list. The first letter I received from him had a certain romantic quality. I took my time opening the envelope and read each word carefully. When I finished I set the letter aside, already anticipating my response. I didnt feel the usual tug of worry that comes with i n bo x. The mo ex p erien c w hat A nd There wa none of t heart th at after mi dn th e Int e rn ness, no b w helmi ng He tal ke cerns job offer, apartment more intim a e v e r r e ad. Whats mor e special punctu a o f his feeli ng s. T t ime to write, t h a nd then poste d said eve ry thin g The f rece iv e had a ce r q u dawn o f the m munication a ily lives. We Its a ll t h ere o ur emotions r est l ess wit h d b y so much w ay we might a ve burrito. It u p, but some h e l arger f riend my d ? e ve d a ntic p enin g h wor d I set a ntici d i d nt y that


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 C3 oldenaplesvet349 14th Ave. South Naples, Florida 34102 239.331.3345 Anne Lozynski, D.V.MIts a Holiday "Yappy Hour" Dec. 14th from 5-7pmAT OUR CLINIC Cocktails and Food provided. THIRD STREET SOUTHThe Birthplace of Old Naples GLORIOUS FOOD, GREAT SHOPS & GRACEFUL BYWAYSGlamour & Good Times Since the 1930s What is your art form? I am a sculptor. I meld contemporary design into most of my works, although I also create in the classical genre as well. I use marble and alabaster for most of my stonework, and my latest creations are created in fused glass. My most exciting breakthrough to date has been incorporating fused glass into stone sculptures. The results have been extraordinary. The photo at the right is an example of this mixed media. I call it Fire and Ice. How do you describe your style? Contemporary and whimsical. Where can we see your work? I have recently moved into my new studio and gallery located in the Artisans Plaza, 5760 Shirley St. I look forward to inviting folks to observe me at work in the studio as well as to see my latest works. Where were you raised? I was born in Patterson, N.J., and spent my childhood in Pompton Plains. When did you discover your creative talents? Im not really certain if I discovered my creative talents. As a child, around the age of 5 or 6, I can remember that I loved to play with modeling clay, especially making animal figures of all types. However, as a child that did not really mean too much to me. I took an elective art course in college and had the privilege of studying sculpture under the tutelage of famed sculptor Alfred vanLoen. He actually recognized my talent, and as an excellent mentor, he continued to encourage and guide me to create. How has living in Naples inspired you? The intrinsic peace and serenity in this community has given me such a tranquil state of mind that I am able to create in ways not known to me until now. I commune with my surroundings here in Naples more than I have ever experienced any place else. It is truly a treasure, and it is an ongoing inspiration. Are you a full time artist? I have been sculpting since I graduated college more than 40 years ago. I am also a semiretired dentist working 2 days a week in Highlands Countys Public Health, caring for special-needs patients. I am transitioning toward retiring from dentistry and being in my art studio full time in the not-too-distant future. How do you use technology in your work? Some of my latest sculptural creations are actually illuminated from within. I utilize a technology that incorporates the latest source of continuous color liquid crystal diodes to illuminate. The result is breathtaking. Outside of your art, what are you passionate about? I am passionate about living in Naples. I moved here from Fort Lauderdale in 2007. Tell us about the awards youve won. I have won more than 70 awards from outdoor shows and art competitions over the years. The latest was last spring at the Winners Circle Awards in Punta Gorda. What would you want to be if you werent an artist? A concert pianist. What are you reading now? The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma. I am a student of metaphysics and enjoy just about anything in this genre. This particular book is a spiritual fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny. It's a great read. Any guilty pleasures? Chocolate. Education: C.W.Post College, Temple University Website: 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 ARTISTS AMONG USJoel Shapses

PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 (Zimouns titles all sound like hardware store lists; theyre functional descriptions of all the elements used.) The 361 filler wires all turn, courtesy of the dc motors embedded in a square wooden tabletop, planted in straight rows, like a crop. The wires, looking much like metallic grass waving in the wind, create light clanking sounds as they sway back and forth and hit against each other. The patterns they form are simple and beautiful. The sculpture is one of five works in Zimouns solo show at Sarasotas Ringling Museum of Art. The exhibit, Zimoun: Sculpting Sound, is a coup for the museum, as its the first time the artists work has been shown in Florida, and one of the few times its been shown in the United States. I think of it as a metallic wheat field, says Dr. Matthew McLendon, the museums associate curator of modern and contemporary art. Its a wonderful juxtaposition the industrial, the mass produced, the electric, with the organic. Dr. McLendon, who curated the show, first learned about Zimouns work through Matthew Harmon, the museums exhibition designer. Mr. Harmon sent him videos of Zimouns work in action. (The artist himself photographs and videotapes his own work. For a look at the Ringling exhibit, go to works/2011/sarasota/ringling.html.) I thought they were great; I was blown away by the videos, says Dr. McLendon. I immediately contacted his gallery in New York. We then had an eightor nine-month conversation leading up to the exhibit. This is the largest museum showing hes had, and its probably the most ideal as a setting. He was very pleased with it. The Ringling Museum sent the artist diagrams of the galleries, and Zimoun responded by describing what the ideal site would look like. The museum then proceeded to tear down some walls in the West Galleries and build new ones to accommodate the works. One of the things thats really important is how you interact with the pieces, says Dr. McLendon, adding that the museum has all-white walls especially for this show, something Zimoun has never had before when exhibiting his works. Even the floors were painted a highgloss white, adding to the industrial feel. Heavy plastic vertical strips, the kind youd see in meat lockers, separate the various rooms, so the sound from one work doesnt bleed into the next. I was taking someone from his gallery in New York through the exhibit, Dr. McLendon says. Shed seen prepared dc-motors installed elsewhere, and she remarked how great it was that theres so much room around it here. It gives the piece space to breathe Little things like that make so much difference.Playful yet complexZimouns work can be experienced on two levels, Dr. McLendon says. As hes watched museum visitors walk through the exhibit, Their first response is to smile, he says. Theres something playful about Zimouns work. It brings out the inner child in us. When we were children, we wanted to take apart our toys to see how they work. You get a sense of that in Zimouns work. His work also subverts the history of minimal art by his use of different materials. For example, he uses the geometrical shape of the cube, but rather than a large, monolithic steel cube, its a cardboard box. You have a handmade quality to it. You can also think about Zimouns work in terms of chance, the aspect of chance thats a part of all our lives, he says. The first piece patrons see when they enter the gallery is prepared dcmotors, filler wire 1.0 mm. The 175 thin, spinning wires dangle from a row of small motors set into the wall. Its like seeing straight pencil lines come to life, or like a Cy Twombly painting in motion. Its the same type of motor, all receiving the same amount of electricity, Dr. McLendon says. Its the same wire: same length, diameter. In this system, they all should be acting in the same way. But you have the element of chance at play. The wires start to tangle with each other, and this affects how they rotate. It doesnt work as a perfect system. Each motor and wire almost takes on a personality of its own. You can relate this to our lives, and how chance impacts all of our lives. As the wires spin and hit each other, they also scrape against the white wall, creating marks. Its fascinating to watch. The markings on the wall become more and more pronounced as the exhibition continues.Thinking outside the box(es)The remaining three works all incorporate large cardboard boxes. prepared dc-motors, wire isolated, cardboard boxes 41x41x41 cm is a towering semi-circle of boxes. When you step inside the semi-circle, you see a bare light bulb hanging from the ceiling in the middle. Small motors on each box rotate long curved wires that whip about like snakes. Over and over again, the wires constantly strike the cardboard, like self-flagellating monks. More than one viewer has compared the sound to that of rain striking a roof or a tent. Zimouns sculpture is abstract, says Dr. McLendon. Its always fascinating to me how there is this real instinctual need to make meaning where there is no meaning. Its an abstract sound. We layer something onto it, the sound of rain, for example. And the titles are simple lists of the materials used so hes not layering meaning onto the work. It leaves space for the viewer to make his or her own meaning. In the next room is prepared dcmotors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 71x71x71 cm, a staggered wall of cardboard boxes line one wall. On each face is a tiny motor, from which hangs a wire with a cotton ball at the end. The motors turn the wires, and the cotton balls, looking like timpani mallets, continuously beat against the cardboard. The sound is not dissimilar to taiko drumming. One viewer exclaimed that it sounded like the roar of a subway train. The sound changes the closer a viewer gets to the piece, and the Doppler effect can be achieved by walking along the length of the wall. The fifth and final piece consists of prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes 51x51x51 cm, but these boxes are all lying on the floor. The cotton balls at the end of the wires cant fight against gravity, so they vibrate and rumble against the surfaces of the boxes. In that last piece with the cotton balls rotating on the tops of boxes, the cotton is starting to degrade, Dr. McLendon points out. There are markings on the boxes. The boxes are starting to degrade. They are changing. These are works in progress, in a lot of ways.A learning experienceZimoun came from Switzerland to assemble the installations earlier this fall, working with assistance from 10 students from the nearby New College of Florida and Ringing College of Art and Design. It gave the juniors and seniors the chance to work with an international artist and gain behind-the-scenes experience in how an artist and a museum work together, Dr. McLendon says. Hes great fun. He worked around the clock while he was here. Hands down, hes the nicest person Ive ever worked with in any capacity. I cannot sing his praises high enough. Hes a consummate professional. Zimoun is a self-taught artist whos always been interested in sound and art. He started out playing music as a young kid and has always been involved in music, Dr. McLendon says. Simultaneously, he was making little comic books and drawing. He started out doing some photography, and then he came into this, all through his own experimentation and self-teaching. Though the kinetic, industrial sculptures are a far cry from the Old Masters in the museums permanent collection, patron response has been so overwhelmingly positive that the exhibit, originally scheduled to close Jan. 8, has been extended through mid-February. The most common reaction from visitors, Dr. McLendon says, is: Ive never seen anything like this before. And that pleases him. I want to expose people to new, unfamiliar work that will hopefully get them thinking and seeing in a different way. SOUNDFrom page 1 >> Zimoun: Sculpting Sound >> When: through mid-February >> Where: The Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota >> Cost: $25, $20 for seniors, $5 for students with ID and children 6-17 >> Info: (941) 357-5700 or COURTESY PHOTOSThe sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 C5 Improv troupe set for 100th showTwo-for-one tickets offered as thank-youNaples City Improv, Southwest Floridas only professional improvisation troupe, celebrates its 100th on Friday, Dec. 16, at The Norris Center. As a thank you to friends and fans, tickets will be two-for-one instead of the regular $15 per person. NCI arose from a series of oneevent dates in the spring of 2008, culminating in a one-night stand of comedy and standup in early July 2008. Several of those players wanted to continue and create a group, other players were added and the group evolved from there. The troupe has performed neverthe-same brand of family-friendly skits numerous times at The Norris Center, so it is fitting that the celebration of the 100th performance take place there. Several of the 100 shows have been at various restaurants around Naples for dinner shows and for such private clubs and organizations. In February 2010, Naples City Improv was featured on WGCUTVs Connect! That seven-minute profile can be seen at www. The website also provides more information about the group. The 100th show begins at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling The Norris Center at 213-3049. Remaining shows of 2011-12 at The Norris Center are set for Saturday, Jan. 21; Thursday, Feb. 16; Wednesday, March 28; and Friday, May 4. Naples City Improv, the 100th show>>When: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 >>Where: The Norris Center (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) >>Tickets: Two for $15 >>Reservations: 213-3049 Southwest Floridas largest tequila selection. tequila inspired. real wood FIred. 239-598-FIRE (3473) 2380 Vanderbilt Beach ROAD, Napleshappy hour with great deals 3:30-7:30. Purchase $200 or more in gift cards, receive 15% in bonus gift cards. THE ALL NEW, AGAVE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL IN NORTH NAPLES... IS DIFFERENT! Help us reach 500 fans on facebook and we will extend Happy Hour to 8 hours a day, 7 days a week! @HotSpotNaples Agave puts sophisticated spin on humble, homespun food. 1/2, Drew Sterwald, Florida Weekly

PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Best Weekend Bets Dec. 9: Celebrate the holidays barbershop-style. Paradise Coastmen/Norris Center. 213-3058 or Dec. 10: Art-in-the-Glades. Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical. org. Dec. 10-11: The Nutcracker. Naples Ballet. 732-1000 or Dec. 10: Christmas Angel Show & Sale. Bonny Hawley Studios. 649-1389 or Dec. 10: Barbershop Christmas concert. Chorus of the Everglades. 2500457 or Dec. 11: Naples Daily News Jazz Band. Cambier Park. 213-3058 or www. Dec. 11: Naples Winter Auction. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. 643-4448 or Theater The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee By TheatreZone at The Community School of Naples through Dec. 11. (888) 966-3352 or Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure By The Naples Players through Dec. 17. 263-7990 or www. The Santaland Diaries By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, Dec. 14-31. 332-4488 or www.floridarep. org. Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 18. 332-4488 or A Christmas Carol By Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers, at 8 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and 14-17 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 18. 1634 Woodford Ave. 218-0481 or Beckys New Car By Theatre Conspiracy, Fort Myers, through Dec. 17. 936-3239 or A Christmas Survival Guide At the Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 2784422 or Irving Berlins White Christmas At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 2784422 or Thursday, Dec. 8 Critics Choice Elaine Newton discusses the novel The Tigers Wife by Ta Obreht, at 10 a.m. today and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $32. 597-1900 or Local History Kathy and Ed Miracco portray Mary and Charles Olds, who arrived on Marco Island in 1901, at 2 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542. Art Opening The Sultan Gallery at KVS Interior Design hosts an opening for the Landscapes exhibit from 5:30-8 p.m. 3820 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs. Boats On Parade The Village on Venetian Bay holiday boat parade runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 261-6100. See details on page A29. Holiday Tunes The Barron Collier High School Band performs a free concert from 7-9 p.m. at Cambier Park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. 213-1000 or 450-7863. Voices Of Naples The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade! The Voices of Naples at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $20 members/$25 nonmembers. 495-8989 or Four-Part Harmony The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus performs a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1955 Curling Ave. A reception follows. Freewill offering. 597-4091 or Country Legend Loretta Lynn takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or A Stand-Up Guy Eddie Ifft performs tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Friday, Dec. 9 Holiday Favorites The Boys and Girls Club choir sings a selection of holiday classics and the clubs ballet company performs excerpts from The Nutcracker from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay. Barbershop Chorus The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. at The Norris Center. $15. 213-3049. Saturday, Dec. 10 Holiday Fun Enjoy music, food and Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Barber Parlor in Green Tree Center, 2386 Immokalee Road. Santa visits from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 254-1234. Fine Art and Crafts The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art and Craft Show takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 250-0804. Sweets With Santa Kids can snack on cookies with Santa from 10 a.m.-noon at Mackle Park on Marco Island. Ho! Ho! Ho! Waterside Shops welcome Santa from 10 a.m.-noon today and Dec. 17. Kids are welcome to join the jolly old soul as he reads holiday classics. 598-1605. More Art Art-in-the-Glades runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in historic Everglades City. Shop for handmade crafts and local artwork and enjoy lunch and live music. 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical. org. Book Signing Karna Small Bodman signs copies of her book, Final Finesse, from 2-6 p.m. at Petunias of Naples. 852 Fifth Ave. S. 262-2128. Teen Performer Jessie Cohen performs from 3-5 p.m. today and Dec. 17 at Waterside Shops. 598-1605. Snow Show Let it Snow runs from 4-7 p.m. at The Village on Venetian Bay. Enjoy holiday entertainment, carolers, face painting and more. 261-6100. Immokalee Christmas Christmas Around the World, featuring a parade through Immokalee, snow, sledding, Santa Claus, music and games, runs from 5-10 p.m. at the Immokalee Sports Complex. 657-1951. Art After Dark The Galleries of Crayton Cove welcome visitors from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy wine, hors doeuvres and, of course, art. 659-2787. Casino Goes Country David Allan Coe takes the stage at 7 p.m. at Seminole Casino Immokalee. $20. (800) 218-0007. Piano Concert St. Vincent de Paul presents a Jan Mulder benefit concert for Meals On Wheels at 7 p.m. at the Euro Grand Piano Gallery in the Imperial Square shopping plaza. $30. 775-1667. Seasonal Tunes The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Seasonal Treasures, a program of sacred and popular seasonal music, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Naples. 5971900 or Comedy Night Enjoy live standup comedy at 9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Rd. 431-7928. Sunday, Dec. 11 Waterside Shops Show The Seacrest Singers perform from 1-2 p.m. in the pavilion at Waterside Shops. 5981605. Outdoor Concert The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park on Old 41 Road. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Jazz in the Garden The Naples Botanical Garden presents Steve Uscher as part of the Jazz in the Garden series from 2-4 p.m. 643-7275. Monday, Dec. 12 Foreign Film The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Paris, Je Taime at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Dr. $8. 495-8989 or www. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOJan Mulder performs in concert to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Meals On Wheels program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Euro Grand Piano Gallery in the Imperial Square shopping plaza. $30. 775-1667.


RECLINER SALE! TRADITIONSClassic Home Furnishings870 6th Ave S, Naples (239) 213-1240 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 Holiday Show Paul Todds Illuminated Christmas begins at 7 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. Tickets start at $25. 4814849 or B-I-N-G-O! Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island starts with a free kosher hot dog dinner at 5:30 p.m. at 991 Winterberry Drive. The first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Library Concert Take Four performs a selection of holiday songs at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. 593-0177. Holiday Classic See George Balanchines The Nutcracker performed by the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center live in HD at 6 p.m. at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20, 6006 Hollywood Drive, Naples; and Hollywood Coconut Point 16, 8021 Cinema Way, Estero. $20 adults, $16 students. Box office or www. Christmas Pops The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Holiday Pops at 8 p.m. tonight through Dec. 18 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Wednesday, Dec. 14 Tenor Tunes The Irish Tenors Christmas Reunion starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $42.50-$72.50. 481-4849 or www. Coming up Library Show Take Four performs a selecton of holiday songs at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542. Cantors Concert The Gulf Coast Symphony hosts Cantors: A Faith in Song on Dec. 15 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. A reception starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 8 p.m. $37-$102. 2771700 or Bonita Art Walk The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Arts Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or Hansel and Gretel By Opera Naples Dec. 16-18 at the Community School of Naples. 963-9050. Art Lecture Galerie Mourlet owner Eric Mourlet discusses the 20th century masters of lithography at 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at The von Liebig Art Center. 8515284 or Christmas Film Bring the family for a screening of Home Alone beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 in Marco Islands Mackle Park. Shirley Street Art Celebrate original American art while shopping from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Shirley Street Galleries and Studios, 5760 and 5850 Shirley St. 572-3386. Bluegrass Sounds Hearttown Bluegrass performs at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at The Norris Center. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 213-3049. Holiday Cheer Florida Gulf Coast University Theatre Lab presents Thistletoe Cabaret and Silent Night Auction, an evening of seasonal cheer, at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the FGCU Arts Complex. $25. 590-7268. Big Band Sound The Gulf Coast Big Band performs from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 18 in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058 Winter Solstice Events Night Lights: A Winter Solstice Celebration takes place from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and 26-30 at the Naples Botanical Garden. Enjoy concerts, a movie night and more. 643-7275. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to events@floridaweekly. com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOThe Marco Island Historical Society, in partnership with St. Marks Episcopal Church, presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 8-10, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but donations for needy families will be welcome. 394-0080 or


Stress less this holiday... leave your party to BucaThis Holiday Season, think of Buca when planning office parties or family get-togethers. Whether you bring them to Buca, or bring Buca to them, we know how to feed a crowd. MEATBALL STRESSBALLHOLIDAY GATHERINGS | GIFT CARDS | PARTY PANS TO GOPerfect for NAPLES 8860 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH 2 3 9.596.6662 BUCADIBEPPO.COM OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Life rarely turns out the way you think it will. Even if we live in our desired locale, marry the one we love and work at our dream job, life has a sadistic way of pitching curve balls when we least expect it. Friends die, people betray us, illness robs us of our vitality and mobility, sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently. Accidents happen. Businesses falter or move overseas. Banks foreclose. We lose jobs, homes, spouses. Sometimes we lose faith. George Bailey, like all young men, nurses big dreams. Hes going to go to college, travel and make his mark on the world. Hes bubbling over with excitement about his future and all the myriad possibilities. I want to do something big! he exclaims. And whatever that something big turns out to be, it certainly doesnt include Bedford Falls, N.Y., the small, predictable town in which hes grown up. But various circumstances conspire to trap him there, even after he falls in love and marries. His father suddenly dies, forcing George to take over the familys savings and loan and remain in that snooze of a town, his dreams unrealized. Years later, his uncles absent-minded mistake and an evil mans plotting drive him to contemplate suicide one Christmas Eve.But in answer to his desperate prayer, and the prayers of those who love him, heaven sends down Clarence, Georges guardian angel. Clarence might be 293 years old, but hes still trying to earn his wings.Because George wishes hed never been born, Clarence shows him what the world would be like if hed never existed. Strange, isnt it? Clarence asks him. Each mans life touches so many other lives. When he isnt around, he leaves an awful hole, doesnt he? The story, of course, is Its a Wonderful Life. Through Dec. 18, Florida Repertory Theatre is staging a version of Frank Capras classic holiday movie. You should catch it while you can. Its the perfect production for the season. Director Robert Cacioppo has achieved the right balance of tone: The show is sweet, not sappy or overly cloying not an easy thing to accomplish with a show such as this, one that could dangerously teeter in the wrong direction if directed or performed with too heavy a hand. Playwright Joe Landry adapted the tale for the stage, cleverly transforming it into a show-within-ashow. In this version, a group of actors gather together on Christmas Eve 1946 to perform a live radio play, Its a Wonderful Life. So the Florida Rep actors are playing actors who in turn portray various characters. As was the norm for old-time radio dramas, it takes only a handful of actors to populate an entire town; they play multiple roles, sometimes with one actor portraying two or three people conversing together, changing accents and voices for a line or two, then switching back again. It takes pretty deft acting to do this credibly.A step back in timeThe action begins a half hour before curtain time, as singers rehearse, messengers deliver telegrams, a crusty soundman tests his props (creating a lot of noise during Christmas carols) and the actors arrive, walking down the aisle as if theyre strutting on a red carpet, squealing fans at their heels. Florida Rep provides a complete experience: walking into the Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers feels like stepping back in time. Designer Richard Crowells art deco set is painted in shades of blue, just like the actual Arcade Theatres interior. And thanks to Roberta Malcolms costumes, the men sport argyle sweaters or doublebreasted suits, and most wear bowties.Peter Thomasson plays Freddie Filmore, the radio host, with great finesse. His elegant, smooth voice introduces the WFRT Playhouse of the Air and narrates the tale. Displaying his range, he also portrays the evil Mr. Potter and several others.Chris Kipiniak does a stand-up job as George Bailey, and hes careful and smart not to attempt a Jimmy Stewart impersonation. He presents George as a young guy with a strong sense of fairness, trying to do right in this world. He has a couple of speeches throughout the play, and to his credit, none sound like lectures; theyre all heartfelt.Its scary how relevant this play is even now: Mr. Potter has a vested interest in keeping people poor and in debt to him. A slum landlord, he has them living in shacks. He also has a monopoly on pretty much everything in town: the banks, the department stores, the bus line. Hes rich beyond measure, but still greedy for more more money, and more power. At one point George challenges him, saying: Just remember this, Mr. Potter. That this rabble that youre talking about they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. In other words, George is standing up for the 1946 version of the 99 percent. Unfortunately, their own hard work is whats made Mr. Potter rich; theyre laboring, but hes the one who profits. Georges wife, Mary, is played with sweet charm by Claire Guy. She portrays Mary as a woman with a gentle spirit and plenty of common sense. We can see why George falls for her. The two have great chemistry together. One of their best scenes occurs when theyre listening and talking on the same phone, their heads touching. Mary knows theyre meant for each other, but it takes George a little while to catch on.Brad DePlanche, previously seen in Florida Reps Rumors and The 39 Steps, once again displays his considerable comedic talent as he plays a flirty, swaggering actor whos quite believable as a fumbling Uncle Billy and also as Clarence, the angel, in addition to numerous other characters.Playing the rest of the female characters is Carrie Lund, who takes this role and runs with it. Her range is quite impressive, as she plays a bitter older woman whos lost her only son, a flirtatious young beauty, a maid and a burlesque dancer, to name just a few. And while he doesnt have a speaking part, Mark Chambers is an essential part of the play as Melvin Swabbington. Melvin provides the sound effects that create a realistic ambience to the scenes slamming doors, beeping horns, ringing bells, crunching snow. Due to his characters hard work, we can imagine a boy falling through the ice on a lake, a train pull into a station, a family seated around the table at mealtime.Part of the appeal of Mr. Chambers role is seeing the unusual way some sounds are created; the other part is his curmudgeonly attitude as he dispassionately goes about his work. Its great fun to watch him, though hes careful not to upstage the others.A grand finale on opening nightIts a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how radio dramas were performed in front of a live audience (including commercials) and also feeds our need for a holiday show of genuine sweetness. This production is magical and authentic from start to finish, avoiding cheap sentimentality and faked cheer. It just might restore your faith in the goodness of others and spur you to reconsider your blessings, despite these difficult times.And because this is live theater, opening night attendees were treated to an unexpected moment after the curtain calls. Chris Simpson, the companys technical director, came out on stage, dropped to one knee and proposed to Ms. Guy, the actress.Referencing George Baileys promise to Mary that hed lasso the moon for her, he said, Claire, I might not be able to lasso the moon for you, but I can design one to scale. Will you marry me? Ms. Guy, so overcome she was unable to speak, nodded her reply. And the audience gave their second standing ovation of the evening. THEATER REVIEWSweet, not sappy: Its a Wonderful Life inspires, delightsIts a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play>> When: through Dec. 18 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre >> Tickets: $45, $40 >> Info: 332-4488 or www. t s o n a s Claire Guy, Chris Kipiniak and Avery King from the cast of Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play


LOCATED JUST NORTH OF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD ON U.S. 41239.254.1080 | HOLIDAY COLLECTOR SATURDAY DECEMBER 10TH10 AM TO 3 PMOver 100 collector and luxury cars on display US Marines Toys for Tots Toy Drive Live music in the Piazza by 12 TO 3 PMNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 C9 The Naples Concert Band James Cochran, founder and director of the Philharmonic Center Chorale, is also the resident organist for the Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts and the director of the Philharmonic Youth Chorale. He serves as director of music at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, organizes the annual Naples Organ Festival and teaches and mentors many young local performers. Brian Holley is the executive director of the Naples Botanical Garden, where he leads a team that has created a worldclass garden. He has expanded educational programming at the Garden, established college internship programs and strengthened partnerships with universities and local organizations. He also served two terms as chairman of the Collier County Arts Forum. Prior to moving to Naples, he was executive director of the Cleveland Botanical Garden. William Noll serves as artistic director for Classic Chamber Concerts and ArtsNaples World Festival and conductor of the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra and a guest conductor for Opera Naples. A veteran conductorpianist of both classical and jazz, he has performed with orchestras all over the world and appeared in several TV specials. He is an advocate for music education and has hosted many charitable fundraising events at his Naples home. He also serves as executive director of entertainment for The RitzCarlton Resorts of Naples. Peter Thomas has had a distinguished career in radio and television as a broadcaster and narrator. Many have heard his voice in national TV commercials and on award-winning documentary films. He has done voiceover work for local charities, including the United Arts Council and the Phil. He serves on the board of directors for the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida and the Naples Historical Society. A decorated World War II veteran, he has won numerous awards locally for his philanthropic work. Richard Tooke served as president of the Friends organization at the Naples Museum of Art for more than two years and was the driving force behind the museums Have A Seat and Incognito events. He also founded the Young Professionals Evenings at The Phil. An avid art collector, he also supports many local artists. Prior to moving to Naples, he worked for 30 years at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Previous winners of the Stars in the Arts awards are: the Philharmonic Center for the Arts; Naples Art Association; The Naples Players; Classic Chamber Concerts; Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus; Marco Island Center for the Arts; Naples Music Club; Opera Naples; Myra Daniels; Patty and Jay Baker; Donna Fiala; Mark Danni; Kristen Coury; Harriet Heithaus; Erich Kunzel; Paul Arsenault; Joel Banow; Ron Bowman; Andrea Clark Brown; Clyde Butcher; Ron Doiron; Jonathan Green; Mary Margaret Gruszka; Betsy and Al Harris; Olga Hirshhorn; Charlie Horn; Bill Meek; Jim Rideoutte; Delores and John Sorey; Kathy Spalding; Ted Tobye; Dolph von Arx; Elaine Vreenegoor; Bette Young; Toby Blumenthal Phillips and Bert Phillips; Peg Longstreth; and student star Kylen Moran.STARSFrom page 1HOLLEY NOLL COCHRAN THOMAS TOOKE PUZZLE ANSWERS

PAGE 74 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) All signs point to a bright holiday, with all of those pesky problems finally resolved in your favor. Share the good times with people you love and, of course, who love you. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your plans should not be set in stone and cemented over. Leave some openings in case you need to make changes. Spend the holidays with your nearest and dearest. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Surprise! This holiday finds you on the receiving end of the generosity of those who are usually the recipients of so much that you give so freely and lovingly. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) That piece of good news assures that youll be swimming in clearer, calmer waters this holiday season. There might be a storm or two ahead, but youll weather it all in fine style. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) I know, dear Lamb, that you dont like anyone trying to take charge of one of your projects, but try to be a bit more flexible. A new idea could help hasten a positive result. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Im sure, like the time-thrifty Taurus that you are, that youve done much of your holiday shopping. But dont relax yet. Wrap those gifts now to save yourself lots of unwanted pressure. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be receptive when a family member or friend asks to confide in you. Your positive reaction could ensure that he or she will have a happy holiday experience. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont be rushed into wrapping up that workplace problem. Consider leaving it until after the holidays. This way youll have the facts you need to reach the right resolution. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Youll get news that will make you glow brighter than the lights of the holiday season. Be sure to use what you learn both carefully and kindly, to avoid giving the wrong impression. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That frayed relationship could be mended in time for the holidays if you were more flexible. Give a little, and you could get back a lot more than you imagined. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Things might not seem to be settling down as quickly as you would prefer. But it might be just a little holiday time flutter. Youll soon get news that will lead to more stability. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Stop getting so involved in everyones personal problems that you lose precious time with loved ones. Remember, even the Supreme Court closes for the holidays. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a flair for seeing things as youd like them to be, as well as a gift for turning your perceptions into reality. SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES ROSE GARDEN By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week:


Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41239.254.1 Friday, December 9th at 5:30 pm Performances by Backstage Dance Academy and a preview of The Nutcracker by Naples Ballet Music by Victorian Carolers NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 C11 Is it worth $15? YesHugo is a love letter to movies made by a man whos given us numerous movies to love. Its not a masterpiece, but it does demonstrate a masterful use of 3D, camera work and production design, all of which provide a visual splendor unlike anything weve seen in quite some time. In 1930s Paris, young Hugos (Asa Butterfield) watchmaker father (Jude Law) dies. Tough break for any 12-year-old, especially when youre then adopted by your often-inebriated uncle (Ray Winstone) and forced to mind the clocks at a Paris train station. Through it all Hugo also searches for a heart-shaped key that he believes will unlock a secret message his father left behind inside a robot. The good news is he finds the key around his new friend Isabelles (Chloe Grace Moretz) neck. The bad news is Hugos notebook with all the robots information is in the possession of Isabelles Papa Georges (Ben Kingsley), and hes not interested in giving it back. And because Hugo lives at the train station, he also must fear the station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen), who has a reputation for sending children to the orphanage. Lovers of early film history which director Scorsese is will appreciate the direct ties to filmmaker Georges Melies and his impact on cinema. Much to the delight of film geeks (like me,) Scorsese doesnt shortchange these elements. However, he and screenwriter John Logan also never find a way to get around the easy predictability of the story. Its as if they got lazy and figured, Hey, this is a childrens movie, and stopped worrying about insulting the intelligence (and testing the patience) of older viewers. Worse, the plot doesnt have the same drive or intrigue that Scorseses movies often have, and as a result, the narr ative sp utters when it needs to thrust forward. But wow, does this movie look spectacular. From the opening moments when it feels as though the show is falling in your lap to the camera breezily moving through walls and around the train station, Scorsese has taken his vast visual creativity and perfectly adapted it for 3D. (The maestro of 3D, James Cameron, reportedly called Hugo the best use of 3D that hes seen, including his own films. Based on the source, thats high praise for any filmmaker, especially considering this is Scorseses first attempt at 3D.) More than that, though, the production design provides a plethora of rich and vivid colors that offer a storybook feel while transporting us back to 1930s Paris, and the costumes and visual effects superbly complement the stellar cast. Scorseses last foray into a PG-rating was The Age Of Innocence in 1993, which dealt with decidedly adult material. Hugo is, therefore, his first attempt at a childrens movie, and although its unusual to see him fall short in terms of storytelling, you can rest assured that hes on top of his game in every other regard. LATEST FILMSHugo>> The lm we see of a man hanging off a clock is called Safety Last! (1923), and it was made by the (often forgotten about) great silent comedian Harold Lloyd. Exclusive Dsigns | Handcra d Tru esChocolate Rudolph Christmas Gift Box


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CANTORS: A Faith in SongFor centuries classical Jewish liturgical music has been a constant element in the synagogue service and the role of the Cantor is not only to lead this vocal music, but also to pass on the traditional melodies from generation to generation. Now, by popular demand, the three Cantors return to Fort Myers for an encore performance. Enjoy both the classic moments heard in 2008 and brand NEW arrangements created specially for this performance.Sponsored in part by: Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists and Mr. & Mrs. Gary Skogebo NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 C17 -CELEBRATE-THE HOLIDAYS 05 12 19 26 06 13 20 27 07 14 21 28 01 08 15 22 29 02 09 16 23 30 03 10 17 24 3110am 7pm10am 7pm 10am 7pm 10am 8pm10am 8pm 10am 8pm 10am 9pm 10am 8pm 10am 8pm 10am 8pm 10am 8pm 10am 9pm 10am 8pm 10am 8pm10am 8pm 10am 8pm 10am 8pm 10am 9pm10am 9pm 10am 8pm 12pm 6pm 12pm 6pm 11am 7pm04 11 18 258am 8pm 10am 9pm 10am 8pmSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY10am 8pmChristmas Day Closed10am 9pm01JANUARY 201212pm 6pm 10am -5pm 9am 5pmDECEMBER 2011 D e p artment store and restaurant hours ma y var y V I S IT W ATER S IDE S H O P S.CO M F O R DETAIL S EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS Seagate Drive (Pine Ridge) & Tamiami Trail N. (U.S. 41) Naples, FL. e (Pine Ridge) & Tamiami Trail N. (U.S. 41) 605 239-598-160 et Pa Complimentary Valet Parking WATERSIDESHOPSWATERSIDE ANGEL TREE BENEFITING SALVATION ARMY NOW THRU DECEMBER 18 Pick an angel from the tree, purchase a gift and give an underprivileged child a season to remember.SATURDAYS WITH SANTA DECEMBER 10 AND 17 10am-12pm, and 1-3pm Join Santa as he reads holiday classics.MUSIC FROM JESSIE COHEN DECEMBER 10 AND 17 3-5pmSEACREST SINGERS DECEMBER 11 1-2pmMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET DECEMBER 20 Noon and 2PM Waterside Shops Pavilion Live preview performance from the National Tour of the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet (appearing at The Phil December 20 23) STROLLING VICTORIAN CAROLERS DECEMBER 23 Strolling Victorian Carolers 2-4pmWATERSIDE SHOPS I DECIDE GIFT CARDSThe gift that lets them choose. Available at the Management Office or at Singers, dancers of all ages needed for Naples Players Hello, Dolly!Auditions for The Naples Players musical Hello, Dolly! will be held by appointment only on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Cast openings include: five principal women one age 40-65; two ages 25-45; and two ages 18-30; five principal men one age 45-60; two ages 25-45; and two ages 18-30. The show also requires a large singing and dancing ensemble, and anyone 15 years or older is welcome to try out. Some small speaking parts are also available.All who audition will be asked to learn a brief choreographed routine and should prepare 16 bars of a song. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 9, and performances will be on the main stage Feb. 29-March 31 (preview night Feb. 28). Perusal scripts are available for 72 hours, with a $20 deposit, at the box office.For more information, call 434-7340 ext 10. VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.SHOWROOM LOCATION 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COMA DIVISION OF STOCKING STUFFERSLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFI ED


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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuffs new staging of Gounods Faust for The Metropolitan Opera will be screened live at area cinemas as part of The Met: Live in HD beginning at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Four Southwest Florida cinemas will broadcast the performance (see box). The new staging sets the quintessential tale of a mans bargain with the devil in the first half of the 20th century. Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role for the first time at The Met, opposite Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, the woman he loves and destroys, and Ren Pape as the devil himself, Mphistophls. Russell Braun sings Marguerites brother, the soldier Valentin, and Michle Losier is the lovesick student Sibel. Yannick Nzet-Sguin, who also led the Live in HD transmissions of Don Carlo Opera fans can enjoy the real thing live from The Met at area theaters Catch The Met: Live in HD at these theaters: Hollywood Stadium 20 6006 Hollywood Drive Naples Hollywood Coconut Point 16 8021 Cinema Way Coconut Point, Estero Bell Tower 20 13499 Bell Tower Drive Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers Town Center Stadium 16 1441 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Tickets range from $12.50-$24 and are available at the box of ces or online at www. Ordering in advance is advised, as screenings often sell out. Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday, 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. KEN HOWARD / THE METROPOLITAN OPERA Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite in Faust. SEE THE MET, C19


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 C19 HOLIDAY POPS!Stuart Chafetz is coming to townto conduct the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in your favorite holiday hits! PLUS, hear Broadway vocalist Michele Ragusa and more than 200 voices of the Philharmonic Center ChoralesDecember 13, 15-18, 8 p.m. December 17, 2 p.m.Starting at $30 adult, $22 studentPHILHARMONICCENTERfor theARTS Buy tickets now!, call (239) 597-1900or visit our Box Office at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.Make it a point to see Santa this season at PLUS, 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.Home of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra Jorge Mester, music director/conductorAssistant principal cello John Marcy is celebrating his 21st season with the NPO. Come hear him play!Photo: Nathan Hill Young ballet students will dance in Opera Naples Hansel & GretelStudents from Naples Academy of Ballet will perform as angels in the Opera Naples production of Hansel & Gretel coming up Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17, at the Community School of Naples. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The classic fairy tale opera from the Brothers Grimm will be performed in English to the music of Engelbert Humperdinck and will feature members of the ONcore ensemble and a full chamber orchestra. Naples Ballet Inc. was founded in August 2009 and is a nonprofit company dedicated to providing the art of ballet as a component of education and promoting cultural enrichment and awareness within the Southwest Florida community. Community outreach includes performance opportunities, scholarship programs and special needs children music/dance programs. For more information about Naples Ballet, call Jeff Wardrop at 732-1000, e-mail or visit www. For tickets and more information about Hansel & Gretel, call Opera Naples at 963-9050 or visit Real. Italian. Experience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant. Come in and experience my new menu featuring Veal Saltimboca, and many other new items straight from Nonnas kitchen. Call me, lets do dinner -Angelina 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs | 239.390.3187 Follow me on Twitter @AngelinasBonitaPurchase $500 or more in gift cards, receive 15% in bonus gift cards. Book your holiday gatherings, with space for up to 50 people.and Carmen, conducts. Joyce DiDonato, star of The Mets upcoming world premiere The Enchanted Island, hosts the presentation. Running time is estimated to be 3 hours, 40 minutes, including two intermissions.Opera for the familyThe Met: Live in HD presents encore screenings of Humperdincks Hansel and Gretel and Mozart s The Magic Flute in abridged versions and sung in English so as to appeal to families Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 21-22. Again, four Southwest Florida theaters (see box) will present both shows. Conducted by James Levine, Julie Taymors fantastical production of The Magic Flute will air at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Running time is 110 minutes. The classic story follows the hero Tamino as he teams up with the comical birdcatcher Papageno to win the hand of the beautiful princess Pamina. To find her, the two unlikely friends must navigate through a mysterious world of supernatural dangers and avoid the wrath of Paminas vengeful mother, the evil Queen of the Night. Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Hansel and Gretel will air at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Running time is 123 minutes. The opera follows the famous fairy tale siblings as they wander into the forest in search of strawberries and find themselves in the clutches of an evil witch, who is determined to turn them into gingerbread cookies. The score includes the familiar Evening Prayer, in which the children, alone in the forest, ask for 14 angels to guard them as they sleep. THE METFr om page C18


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd. GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY Enjoy Lunch on the River Mon-Sat 11-2SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:30AM-2PM DINNER NIGHTLY ALL TEN IN THE TAVERN MENU ITEMS ARE $10.00 HAPPY HOUR 11-6PM IN THE TAVERN THREE COURSE EARLY DINING MENU 5-6 PM LIVE MUSIC IN TAVERN NIGHTLY PROUDLY ANNOUNCINGTIERNEYS TAVERN & CLAW BARNAPLES NEWEST TRADITION The Bay House Returns with Traditional Coastal Cuisine and Legendary Service stone crab season is here! Tierneys is the Place for Stone Crabs in Naples!Serving Dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Holiday Gift Cards Available! Piano prodigy wows Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra crowdFourteen-year old Lego-playing piano prodigy Tristan Teo wowed yet another audience in the world when he performed as a guest with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra on Sanibel Island on Dec. 4. Playing Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor at BIG Arts, this engaging teenager from Vancouver, British Columbia, quickly demonstrated his amazing pianistic skills that are rapidly becoming the talk of piano music lovers everywhere. An only child, Tristan started at the piano by his mothers side when he was 3 years old. When I spoke with her prior to the concert, the devotion she and her husband have for their son and their determination to afford him every opportunity to develop his remarkable gift came through loud and clear. Tristan is now a student of Dr. Sasha Starkevich. His mother recounted to me her initial concern that perhaps Dr. Starkevichs other students were even more gifted than her son. But Tristan soon proved his parents wrong. Already the first-place finisher in the Bosendorfer USASU International Piano Competition, Tristan is performing to acclaim throughout Europe and North America. Prior to his appearance on Sanibel, I spent some time immersed in watching every performance he has posted on YouTube. He was flawless in all of them, nearly unbelievable during Prokefievs bombastic Toccata op. ll and masterful in his interpretation of Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue. Flawless also perfectly describes his performance of Beethoven for the appreciative, even awed crowd at BIG Arts. If you cant play scales, if you cant trill; if you cant whip up and down the keyboard with arpeggio after arpeggio, you cant play this very early composition by the great composer. The young Tristan exhibited an amazing fluidity and extraordinary domination of the keyboard during lengthy trills. And runs? He didnt even break a sweat, as one after the other was performed without a single bobble. Not surprisingly, the audience rewarded him with a rousing standing ovation. Expect great things from Tristan Teo. His is a remarkable gift indeed. The Gulf Coast Symphony, now in its 16th season and under the baton of Dr. Andrew Kurtz, proved itself equally up to the challenges of this difficult piece. While the flutes and bassoon anchored the first movement, it was the cellos that shined during the second movement. SYMPHONY REVIEW P i N o i p a PegGOLDBERG LONGSTRETH


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 C21 E L V V I S J E R R L E W R Y L E E W I S C A A R L J O H C A H N N Y S H E L V P R E S V I S S L E Y L E W W I S C A P E R A R L K I N S C A A S H PHILHARMONICCENTERfor theARTSBring your holiday guests to Million Dollar Quartet!Buy tickets now at or call (239) 597-1900 or visit our Box Office at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. December 20-22, 8 p.m. December 23, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.Starting at $59 adult, $39 studentDecember 20-22, 8 p.m. December 23, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.Starting at $59 adult, $39 student*Save $10 off the price of an adult ticket when you bring a canned good to the Box Office at the time of ticket purchase. MILLIONDOLLARQUARTETLIVE.COM Donations support Op eration Homefron t, which provides assistance to Florida mili ta ry families and wounded warriors .WHEN YOU BRING A CANNED GOOD!$10 OFF* To order, call 239.963.9050 or visit www.OperaNaples.orgFri. Dec. 16~7:30pm Sat. Dec. 17~3pm Sun.Dec. 18~3pm, 2011 Tickets: $50, $35, $20 and $15e G&L eatre at e Community School of Naplesinvite you to join them for a delightful rete lling of the classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm in a family-friendly adaptation. Performed in English with chamber orchestra, this charming opera features members of Opera Naples ONcore ensemble, and 14 heavenly angels from the Naples Academy of Ballet. ILLUSTRATED MANY THANKS TO OUR OTHER GENEROUS CORPORATE & MEDIA SPONSORS-bt n and Luciano Marsalli and Zoa Majewski the stars ofAnd on to TchaikovskyThe second selection of the evening was Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 1 in G minor, written when the composer was just 26 years old. Emotionally miles apart from the just-performed Beethoven, it was here the Gulf Coast Symphony revealed its ever-strengthening as an orchestra, in a quiet, wooded setting which, except for the palm trees and a 70-degree difference in temperature, could otherwise be imagined to be the quiet countryside in Russia where Tchaikovsky travelled when not in St. Petersburg. The stage was filled to capacity with musicians, as the brass and percussion sections were added for this selection. You know by the end of the first 12 measures this symphony is Russian to the depths of its being. You also know, while this symphony is the earliest written by Tchaikovsky, that he would become one of the immortals. Opening with a shimmering violin section, you hear the bassoons, then the oboes and flutes, as their voices add sparkle to the symphony. I was especially taken with the strong performance by the two cellists and the baritone, and then by the entire horn section. They stopped to re-tune after the completion of one of the movements, for which I was grateful, as one or two of the violins and violas appeared a hair flat. With that corrected, the third and fourth movements proceeded to build to a full-bore climax: cymbals crashing, bass drum and tympani, along with the bass violins, providing the needed emphasis to the composition. This orchestra was just in its infancy when first I reviewed it. It continues to gel and build and, like the Charlotte Symphony slightly to the north in Punta Gorda, is making great contributions to the Southwest Florida community. But, as Dr. Kurtz pointed out during his brief comments, it takes money to fund an orchestra. This orchestra is definitely deserving of that support. COURTESY PHOTOTristan Teo


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4, in which the music is divided equally among the four instruments. Also on the program is Schuberts String Quartet No. 15 in G, the composers last and perhaps greatest work in this form. Tickets are $36 for adults and $18 for students. Maestro Stuart Chafetz leads the NPO in Holiday Pops, at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 15-18 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 17. Broadways Michele Ragusa, star of Ragtime, Titanic and Young Frankenstein, joins the orchestra. The Philharmonic Center Chorale and the Philharmonic Youth Chorale, directed by James Cochran, will also be featured, and Santa will make a special appearance. Tickets start at $30 for adults and $22 for students. The national tour of Million Dollar Quartet the Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the twist of fate that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together for the first and only time on Dec. 4, 1956 comes to the Phil Dec. 20-23 for evening and matinee performances. The cast will also present live preview performances at noon and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the pavilion at Waterside Shops. Tickets start at $59 for adults and $39 for students. The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra presents the second concert in this seasons All That Jazz series at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the intimate setting of the Daniels Pavilion. Trumpet, flugelhorn, sax and flute player Ira Sullivan, an alumnus of Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers, is the guest artist joining Glenn Basham, violin and harmonica; Lew Del Gatto, tenor saxophone; Jerry Stawski, piano; Mike Harvey, drums; Kevin Mauldin, bass; and Dan Miller, trumpet. Tickets start at $39. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil. org.COMING TO THE PHIL NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 C23 30THANNIVERSARYLIMITEDMEMBERSHIPOFFERINGTWOARTHURHILLSDESIGNEDCHAMPIONSHIPGOLFCOURSESMEMBEROWNED/DEBTFREE53,000 SQ. FT. CLUBHOUSEFIVE-STARDINING13 HAR-TRUTENNISCOURTSFITNESSCENTER& SPAFRIENDLYMEMBERS!QUAILCREEKCOUNTRYCLUB...EVERYTHINGACOUNTRYCLUBSHOULDBE! CONTACT JOAN BILSON (239) 597-2831 WWW.QUAILCREEKCC.COM 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


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A certified chef, he is a leader in the Southwest Florida chapter of the American Culinary Federation. He has won three gold medals, four silver medals and one Best in Show at national ACF competitions. He has also been featured in CNNs On the Menu series and in The Discovery Channels Great Chefs of the South. Inspired by the popular cooking classes he hosted at the club last season, The Bay Colony Golf Club Cookbook includes Chef Gahabkas recipes for dishes as varied as his culinary repertoire, from entrees to desserts, each beautifully photographed and presented in step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions. Congratulations to Chef Wilhelm for producing the first The Bay Colony Golf Club Cookbook, yet another example of the professionalism he brings to the club, Bay Colony Golf Club General Manager Jerry Thirion, who has worked with Chef Gahabka for more than 20 years, writes in the cookbooks forward. For information about obtaining a copy of the cookbook, call Lisa Wilson at 449-4564. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ GAHABKA Picture frames were very elaborate during Victorian times. The rectangular frame for an oil painting could be 3 or 4 inches deep with several different types of carving on the borders. And the frame often was covered with gold leaf. Small frames were sometimes made of carved pieces of dark wood joined in a crisscross fashion. The simple silver frame favored today for photographs was unknown to Victorians. They preferred oddshaped silver-plated frames with added figures or objects because they liked lots of ornamentation. Their picture frames often were more important than the pictures in them, and added decorative value to a group display. Today, picture frames and mats are made to enhance pictures. During the past 25 years, museums and serious collectors have tried to keep pictures in their original frames. Artists, after all, often made the frames to go with a special look they were trying to achieve. Landscapes were put in frames with wide borders that slanted into the painting, giving added depth. Signed picture frames by known makers sell for hundreds to thousands of dollars. Do not put a new frame on an old painting, print or drawing before you learn what type of frame it ought to have. And if you have some old frames, you might try to sell them. Their prices might surprise you. Q: A while ago, I purchased a papiermache duck decoy made by the General Fibre Co. of St. Louis. The decoy is impressed General Fibre Co., Ariduk, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., St. Louis 2, Mo. Theres a 2-inch hole on the top of the duck. Why the hole? And what is the decoy worth? A: Your molded-fiber (papier-mache) decoy dates from the mid-1940s or early 1950s. One clue to its age is the postal zone, 2, in the address. Postal zones were first used in 1943. Another clue is the material your decoy is made of. Molded fiber was first used for factory-made decoys in 1939, but it really took off after World War II. Then, in the early 1950s, molded fiber was replaced by Styrofoam and plastics. The hole on the top of your decoy originally was covered with a thin layer of fiber. It was designed to be closed with a wooden plug after the decoy was filled with ballast. Ariduk duck decoys sell for $5 to more than $100, depending on condition, color and type of duck. Q: I have a cookie jar that seems to be an ad for Nabisco Sunshine cookies. Did many companies make their own special cookie jars? A: Cookie jars have long been popular with collectors, and some collectors specialize in advertising jars. Enough can be found to make it an interesting collecting category. Look for jars by Nestles, Aunt Jemima, Blue Bonnet margarine, Milk Bone dog biscuits, Coca-Cola, Quaker Oats, Barnums Animal Crackers, M&Ms and Quaker Oats. There also are jars for smaller companies, like Haggards Quality Cream Flake Cookies and Dads Oatmeal Cookies. Q: I have a clear glass pitcher that belonged to my grandmother, who died more than 50 years ago. It has a scalloped base and a beautiful pattern. It weighs about two pounds and is almost 9 inches tall. On the inside of the base it says, Let Hartman Feather Your Nest. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. A: The slogan Let Hartman Feather Your Nest was used by Hartman Furniture and Carpet Co. of Chicago. Leon Hartman founded a Chicago furniture company called Peoples Outfitting Co. in 1888. The firms name was changed to Hartman Furniture and Carpet Co. in 1898. Hartman had stores in several cities and was in business until at least the late 1920s. Furniture and carpets made by other companies were sold through Hartmans stores and by mail order. The companys logo was used on a large pitcher made by McKee Glass Co. in about 1910. The pattern is called Aztec Sunburst or McKees Sunburst. Your pitcher would sell for about $100. Q: My husband and I recently inherited the boots that Sunset Carson wore in all of his cowboy shows. We believe they are oneof-a-kind. We also have many autographed pictures of Carson from the 1950s and s. My father-in-law was Carsons booking manager. Are these items worth much? A: Sunset Carson (1920-1990) was an actor in Western B-movies and TV shows from the 1940s until about 1985. His given name was Winifred Maurice Harrison, but he used the name Michael Harrison as a rodeo rider. He was listed as Sonny Sunset Carson in an early 1944 movie, and after that became just Sunset Carson. The value of Carsons boots depends on their style and condition. He was a minor star, so the boots probably would sell for about what any good cowboy boots would bring. Q: A Bavarian tea set has been in my family for several decades. The mark on the bottom of the dishes is Porzellanfabrik Arzberg, Arzberg, (Bayern). Please tell me something about the maker and when the set was made. A: Porzellanfabrik Arzberg (translation: Porcelain Factory Arzberg) has been in business in Arzberg, Bavaria (Bayern in German), Germany, since 1927. But the mark you describe was used only from 1930 to 1947. Tip: Be sure to remove the weights and pendulum when moving a clock. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. Write to Kovels (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTINGPicture frames are works of art in and of themselves A jeweled rake and sickle are applied to this 19th-century picture frame. The unmarked mixed-metal frame is 11 inches high. It was made in about 1875, and sold recently for $225 at Jacksons Auction in Cedar Falls, Iowa. o w d 1 9 2

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PAGE 96 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Quail Creek Country Club celebrates The Big 3-0 1. Bobbye Raye and Zan Womack, Donna Marie Thomas and Jules McCoy 2. Nate Johnson, Ted Monty, Emily Hatcher and Joan Bilson 3. Tedy Monty and Bob Magrann 4. Joey Rock and Lance Martinicchio 5. Barbara and Chuck Henry 6. Shep and Rita Pritchard 7. Susan Venegas, Tom Bachand, Kay and Stuart Hodgson 8. Linda and Bob Magrann 9. Jeanne and Phil Reid 10. Kathy and Paul Siddle 1 2 5 4 7 8 9 6 3 10


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PAGE 98 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 WATERFRONT GRILLE | 239.263.442141 to Park Shore a the Village on Venetian Bay BUY 1 LUNCH OR BRUNCH ENTREE & RECEIVE THE SECOND FREE of equal or lesser value. Not valid with any other discounts. One coupon per table. Expires December 23rd, 2011. Must present coupon in advance. JAZZ IT UP!Soft Lite JazzWEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 6-9pm SATURDAY 8:30-11:30pm with The Doc SUNDAY 11am-2pmHAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 1/2 OFF ALL DRINKS 4 -6 PM $25 OFF Entire CheckWith the purchase of dinner menu entres. Minimum 2 guests. Not valid with any specvial discounts and holidays. Expires Dec 23rd, 2011. Must present coupon in advance. VINOHeres to wine gifts that keep giving all year longIts gift-giving season and, once again, we struggle to come up with something that will delight and surprise friends and family. While a great bottle of wine is always welcome, its also fleeting. So how about something wine-related instead? There are plenty of gifts available in all price ranges. Here are some items that have struck my fancy this season: A customized gift basket: ABC Fine Wine and Spirits on South Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers offers a wide variety of gift selections for the holidays. We have the ability to make gift baskets on the fly, says Craig Hartman, a store wine consultant, adding We dont stock many pre-made selections, because guests like the flexibility of pairing a certain wine with their choice of basket accessories. Spend whatever amount you are comfortable with and end up with a gift customized for your recipient. Check with your local ABC store for details. Chateau Laguiole Sommelier Corkscrew ($130 and up): Handcrafted in France with polished handles available in a variety of horns and woods, each comes with a certificate and a custom leather pouch. Look for the bee on the handle for authenticity. Available online. EuroCave SoWine Home Wine Bar ($400): This attractive wine bar chills and preserves opened wine for up to 10 days. Place an uncorked bottle inside, close the door, slide the cylinder over the bottleneck and set the desired temperature. The two independent compartments preserve red and white wines at the correct serving temperatures. Available online. Grand Tour of Bordeaux ($5,355 at current exchange rate): Discover the very best Bordeaux has to offer on this unrivalled grand tour. Visit and taste wines at all five red first growths: Chateau Margaux, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut Brion, and also at Chateau dYquem in Sauternes. Travelers also will taste wines at leading chateaux in Saint Emilion and Pomerol that normally are closed to the public. Includes gourmet meals at three Bordeaux chateaux and in a Michelin twostar restaurant, while staying at Chateau Coulon Laurensac. All estates visited on this tour are Classified Growths. Contact Bordeaux Wine Experience ( for details. Kevin Zralys Complete Wine Course ($20): The newly revised edition from noted wine educator Kevin Zraly covers vineyards and regions around the world, including new smart phone tags linking to videos of the author talking about wine. Includes sections on wine basics, tasting and matching wines with foods. Available at local bookstores. Matrix Wine and Beverage Cellar ($900): Two smoked-glass front drawers hold up to 45 wine bottles in separate temperature zones with exterior touch screen controls. Compact style fits in small areas (33x24x24 inches). Available online at Wine Enthusiast. Private Preserve Wine Preservation System ($10): This aerosol wine preserver seals open wine to preserve flavor by injecting an inert gas blanket (a mixture of argon, carbon dioxide and nitrogen) under the cap or cork. Can preserve up to 120 bottles of wine per can. Available at Total Wine. Spanish-style wooden box by WrapArt ($14): For fashionable gift giving or just transporting wine with class, this dark wooden box comes with leather straps and buckle. Available at Total Wine. Steady Sticks bottle holder or two wine glass holders ($15): Use these durable stainless steel glass and bottle holders to keep your favorite beverages from spilling while at a picnic or barbecue. Can be pushed into any kind of ground and holds stemware and regular or champagne bottles upright. Available at Total Wine. Wine cork caddy in wineglass, cask or handbag design ($25): Perfect for collecting pulled corks from bottles, available in three designs. Available at Total Wine. Wine Wipes by Borracha ($8): Remove that unattractive dark film left by some red wines on your teeth and lips with these stain-removing wipes. Packaged in a 20-count compact complete with mirror, they do not interfere with the taste of that next glass of wine. Available at Total Wine. Cork Cages are available in different motifs. Steady Sticks to keep wine upright outside. h ( a d c t


The Pate family has been serving highquality steaks and seafood in Southwest Florida for three decades, so when word got around of a new Pates place, people naturally wondered what had happened to the old one. Pates House of Prime Rib, which opened in October at Coastland Center, has not replaced the old Pates farther south on U.S. 41, which has changed to a more casual pub setting. Of course, that wasnt the original Pates anyway. If youve been around Southwest Florida long enough, you might think of the old Pates as being in downtown Fort Myers, on Sanibel Island or at other Naples locations. The familys latest move is to a former Teds Montana Grill on the west side of Naples sprawling mall. The basic bones of the Ted Turner restaurant concept are still there: dark wood paneling, tile floors, pressed-tin ceiling. Its sort of an Old World-meets-New World vibe, but with a decidedly old-school approach to food and service. Think waiters decked out in red Eton jackets and black tuxedo pants. Think tableside preparation of tossed salads and flaming desserts. Think really big hunks of beef served with creamed spinach and house-label steak sauce. A pianist near the front of the house was playing softly as we were led to a high-backed booth on a recent weeknight. There appeared to be more people sipping cocktails at the bar than supping in the white-tablecloth dining room, but I suppose word is still getting around about the restaurants opening. Our server promptly inquired about drinks, but we hadnt been given a wine list when we were seated. We both ended up ordering Murphy-Goode Liars Dice, a favorite red zinfandel ($9 a glass). It was served at just the right temperature, allowing blackberry and spice flavors to bloom. Because we hadnt been able to find the menu on the Internet ahead of time, we werent sure what was in store besides the obvious prime rib until we sat down. Most of the appetizers are fairly pricey: $14.90 for oysters Rockefeller, $16.90 for crab cakes, for example. There are five cuts of prime rib, ranging from the jesters cut for children at $12.90 to a whopping 1-pound robust cut at $35.90. If standing rib roast isnt your thing, there are other steaks, chops and a couple of fish dishes. Unlike many highend steakhouses, Pates includes salad, creamed spinach and potatoes with entrees, and prime rib also comes with Yorkshire pudding. Thats nice value-wise, but a bit limiting what if you dont care for spinach? We decided to split an appetizer, knowing that pounds of beef and probably an indulgent dessert or two were coming our way. The escargot dish ($12.90) was covered with a sheet of puff pastry, which proved problematic. We couldnt manage to fork off a small corner of pastry with each snail, and when we tried to cut the covering with a knife, it made a tremendous mess. Some restaurants serve escargot en croute with a tiny round of pastry on top of each well in the compartmentalized dish, while others place all of the escargot in one ramekin topped with pastry. Both approaches work better than this ill-conceived arrangement. If you cant get the snail and the pastry together in one bite, what is the point of having the puff pastry? The snails were tender and lightly garlicky, but our frustration prevented us from enjoying them as completely as we should have. This got us off on the wrong foot, and a long delay before the salad cart arrived didnt help matters. The restaurant wasnt terribly busy and appeared adequately staffed, so its hard to understand the lag. Pates is known for its tableside spinning salad presentation. The vinaigrette is whisked together and drizzled over a bowl of greens set within a larger bowl so that the server can spin it while dressing the salad. Voila! We liked the citrusy vinaigrette, and it was applied sparingly. The mixed greens were crisp and laced with lots of goodies crumbled blue cheese, dried cranberries, candied nuts and diced tomatoes. Getting down the meat of the matter, Pates certified prime beef is aged a minimum of 21 days on the premises, according to the menu. The prime rib is encrusted with a secret spice mixture (I picked up on paprika and garlic powder) then slowly roast ed. The signature cut ($29.90) weighs a pound and should leave you with some leftovers to take home unless you skip appetizers and dessert. The aging helped deepen the flavor, and it was cooked perfectly medium-rare. The salt-baked potato was fluffy and warm, the creamed spinach a bit dry but tasty, with a hint of nutmeg. The Yorkshire pudding was crusty, airy and eggy. My companions 10-ounce filet mignon ($29.90) should have been hotter, but at least it wasnt undercooked or overcooked. It was well crusted, super-tender and rich in beefy flavor. The mashed potatoes were fine, but nothing special. It was disappointing not to see other potato options, such as au gratin or Lyonnaise lots of better steakhouses offer alternatives to baked and mashed. Dessert? If we must. Its hard to pass up sweets flambed tableside, and Pates offers three choices: bananas Foster, cherries jubilee and peaches Louis (all $12.95). We opted to share the peachy preparation and sat back to enjoy the show. Like a magician performing just for us, the dessert chef sauted cling peaches, brown sugar and butter ov er a gas burner on his cart. He then added splashes of apricot brandy and Wild Turkey bourbon, tilting the pan to light the alcohol in a flash of orange flame and sparks. When the flames settled, he turned out the fruit mixture into a goblet filled with vanilla ice cream. The result? A fruity, creamy delight. Pates might have some kinks to work out yet, but it does know how to put on a show. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 food & wine CALENDAR Friday, Dec. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Whole Foods: Healthy eating specialist Julie Joiner demonstrates healthy dips, finger foods and holiday dishes; $10, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations required. Visit Saturday, Dec. 10, 12:30-1 p .m., The Good Life of Naples: Dessert cookbook author Bobbie Thompson makes multigrain cherry-almond scones; The Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road Road; 514-4663. Reservations required. Saturday, Dec. 10, 6-1 0 p.m., Pinchers Crab Shack: Pinchers holds a parking lot party to celebrate the holiday boat parade. Bring a new gift or toy to benefit the Kiwanis Clubs Christmas in Immokalee program and get a free beer or soft drink; Tin City, 1200 Fifth Ave. S. Sunday, Dec. 11, 4-6 p.m., B ethanys Cottage: Celebrate the holidays with a raw food potluck party at the home of Bethany Tait, raw chef and holistic health practitioner; free (bring a raw dish to share). Call 216-3468 to reserve a spot and for directions. Friday, Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods: This months beer tasting, featuring 35 varieties. Proceeds benefit Avow Hospice; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations required. Visit Friday, Dec. 16, and Sa turday, Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m., The Inn at Pelican Bay: Artichoke and Co. presents a Christmas dinner show with a tribute to Frank Sinatra; $54, 800 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 263-6979 or e-mail Reservations required. Friday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., C affe dell Amore: Chef Fabio prepares a six-course holiday meal of zuppa di pesce, grilled vegetables with tomini cheese, goat milk ricotta gnocchi with sausage fennel ragu, lamb della Mamma Toscana, cheese plate and Christmas sweets; $89, 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.; 261-1389. Reservations required. Saturday, Dec. 17, noon3 p .m., Aldos Ristorante: Ages 12 and younger can enjoy free pizza with Santa. Full menu available for adults, with proceeds going to the ABLE Academy; 4820 Davis Blvd., Naples; 775-2200.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., Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.2 p .m., the Government Complex, 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, 8 a.m.1 p .m., North Naples Green Market at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, F r eedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to CUISINE Pates House of Prime Rib>> Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $5.90-$14.90; entrees, $12.90-$35.90 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Prime rib and other steaks; tableside preparations >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Mall parking lotRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Coastland Center, 2048 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 263-1850. Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor If you go Pates is the place for prime rib and a tableside show DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop to bottom: Peaches are flambed with liquor and served over ice cream. Escargots are covered with puff pastry. A 10-ounce filet mignon is one of several alternatives to prime rib. w drewSTERWALD me n g e d ng. O f r igina l e e n a e a na Naples p down. 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