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Bonitas historic Shangri-La Healing Waters revival under wayWhen was the last time you stepped into a 90-year-old building to become reinvigorated? While history and tradition go hand in hand, an injection of rejuvenation is coursing through Shangri-La Healing Waters as the landmark hotel and spa in downtown Bonita Springs gets ready for its reopening with a holiday event next week. Oak Creek meanders through the center of the property, and the owners have maintained the propertys original organic garden and orchard. Certified organic by the USDA, its produce has been sold at Food & Thought in Naples, and the owners intend to expand into produce markets in Bonita next year. And when the Shangri-La restaurant opens next Matthew McDowell, Naples Brandon Jones, Naples Dave Ebert,Cape Coral Alex Flynt Fort Myers Nancy Feraldi Fort Myers StephenHemping, Naples Karen Dwyer, Fort Myers OCCUPYSEE HOTEL, A26 INSIDE: THOSE THAT MAKE UP THE MOVEMENT A8INSIDE: WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY WANT | A8PHOTOS BY EVAN WILLIAMS; ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYTHE 99% MOVEMENT WILL NOT REMAIN SILENT THE THE 99% 99% MOVEMENT WILL MOVEMENT WILL NOT REMAIN SILENT NOT REMAIN SILENT ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A36 PETS A38 NETWORKING B8-9 REAL ESTATEB11 EVENTSC6-7 ARTISTS AMONG US C3 FILM REVIEWC11 SAVE THE DATE C25-27 CUISINE C34-35 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. IV, No. 10 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Black goldTheres oil in them thar Glades. B1 Party timeSee who got a Glass Slipper, celebrated Christmas at Palm Cottage and more. C30-33 The Traveling WallVietnam memorial replica draws thousands to Marco Island. A12-13 Ho! Ho! Ho!Check out whats happening for the holidays. A29 BY SANDY REEDFlorida Weekly correspondent A vintage postcard showing Sangri-La


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RSVP by calling 436-6079. 239 261.2663 {BONE}www.jointinstitute.com1250 Pine Ridge Road, Suite #3 | Naples, FL 34108 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 My grandfather, Walter Nash, sat straight in the saddle on his quarter horse, Cherokee, watching me become a Jew last Saturday night. It was the fifth night of Chanukah. His rope, neatly looped, remained secured to the saddle and hanging over his right leg. He wore blue jeans and a longsleeved white shirt that rose, buttoned, all the way to his neck. Above that, his dark Stetson, the working hat, sat straight on his head. His left hand closed the reins in a calloused grip about a foot above the horses mane, and his right rested where it should on his upper thigh, ready for anything required. Cherokee was wired tight, a muscled mahogany bay with three white socks. His nostrils flared while his ears turned backward to listen to the rider, who could track a cow across glass or cut a calf from a herd of nervous mothers as easy as slipping a knife from butter. Walter set his boots deep in the stirrups with the heels down, rarely employing his small spurs; none had a better seat than he did. He was ready to ride, and would after our ceremony. My grandfather said nothing as we played dreidel, the playful gambling game, in the living room, while a Chanukah meal evolved in our kitchen. My wife, Amy, opened the Chanukah CD shed picked up at the supermarket, and pretty soon I was clapping and hopping and crowing with all the grace of an injured rooster, while some men apparently shouted, Schlemiel! Schlemiel! Verklempt! Schlemiel! over and over again. In every song. It was arguably the most awful joyous music Id ever heard awful not because of the music itself, I suspect, but because of its execution, and I mean murder, by a bunch of brassy singers from New Jersey.My grandfather didnt care. His character was a tight weave of tolerance and a lifelong determination to judge other people only by whether they kept their word, minded their own business and tried like hell. The guys singing Chanukah songs tried very hard, although none of us knew what their words meant or whether they kept them. But the way he held his horse told me that my grandfather approved of my new religion, with a caveat: When you ride into unknown country, keep your eyes open and think for yourself. So we did. Amy and I, with our two youngest boys, D.P. and Nash, had decided that since no one was going to choose us, wed just up and choose ourselves to join the tribe of Israel, the chosen people. One of the wonderful things about the Jews weve known is that they dont proselytize. We were compelled to conversion only by Nash, who has no problem proselytizing, or at least asking insistently.Nash stumbled into a moment of magical good fortune at his public elementary school, and with him, us: He became the ward of an extraordinary teacher. Somehow, without sentimentalizing it or patronizing them, Ms. Chernow teaches the world and its basics to children arriving from almost every corner of our national experience. She fetes a variety of cultures and customs the same way, giving some of her children their first glimpses of a world beyond their own. But in this case, she drew on her own experience. Her mother was a Scottish immigrant and her father a Jew who owned one of the only shops maintained by an Anglo in New York Citys Chinatown decades ago, she told me. Her tales of battles and food and candles that wouldnt stop burning (a huge appeal to a candle-loving kid) captured the fancy of young Nash. Why couldnt we become Jews, too, he reasoned? But how, and which Jews, we asked, applying typical adult obfuscation? Should we become the orthodox or Hassidic ones, the irreverent ones, the eastern European ones, the Israeli ones, the American or Canadian ones, the wandering ones, the sad ones, the mad ones, the tolerant ones, the judgmental ones or the happy ones? And then we answered our own question with another: Who cares? We decided to define it for ourselves. Amy and I have long admired what we take to be the classic middle-of-the-road American Jew: not orthodox, and not entirely lost to ancient traditions, either. Someone who reveres family, celebrates the culture, loves the democracy, refuses to hit anybody over the head with Judaism or patriotism, and takes great pleasure in the gifts and opportunities of the world: food and intellectual sparring and sex and achievement and philanthropy and the arts and sciences. Someone passionate about education, and someone who isnt afraid to debate or question authority the authority of parents, politicians, police, preachers or rabbis, or even the authority and judgment of God, in true old Testament and new American comedic fashion. Someone who remains a good-hearted skeptic and a sobered optimist. And finally, someone who loves food.Amy and the boys manned the kitchen, peeling potatoes and making latkes (fried potato pancakes) and applesauce. The boys bent to it with a will, shying away from the special bean dip she made to go with the broccoli, and wary (in Nashs case) of the burnished cast of the Sephardic chicken, roasted and fragrant with fruits and nuts. The Chanukah menu, of course, came from a food resource named after some old Greek But thats a Jewish tradition: Adopt, adapt and make the best of the moment. Which is pretty much what my grandfather, that tougher-thanrawhide rancher, thought, too.When Amy finally settled the feast on the table, Nash and D.P. lit the candles on the hanukiah (as distinguished from the Temple menorah, which originally had 7 oil-burning wicks). The hanukiah, which many call the menorah, has a single shamash or helper candle mounted above a star of David, and flanked by four candles on each side. The Shamash is used to light the others.And then we ate and laughed and fancied for an hour or more, while Nashs greatgrandpa Walter Nash, framed in an old photo on my desk, road off into the eternal night, almost grinning. Another day, no doubt, wed be celebrating something else, and wed become something else. But on this night, we were the chosen ones. And we celebrated only lchaim. This column has become a Florida Weekly tradition with the approach of Chanukah, which this year is Dec. 20-28.COMMENTARY Conversion: LChaim rogerWILLIAMS


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 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 Aron Hubers 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 In Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, the football gods have offered up a star that every father in America should be grateful for (provided they dont root for a rival team in the AFC West). Tebow is respectful, wholesome and a man of God. He has no obvious failings besides an inaccurate throwing arm. If Disney were to concoct the plot of a movie about an altogether admirable young man who joins the NFL and is scorned by all the experts for his unorthodox style, yet wins week after week, Tebow would play the lead. In fact, at this point Disney could make it a documentary. Nonetheless, Tim Tebow is considered controversial. Its now cutting edge to be a straight arrow. Its countercultural to be an outspoken Christian. A player who embodies everything meant by the cliche role model is for his critics a figure of fun, or even hatred. Tebow is widely mocked for Tebowing, praying on one knee before or during games. Tebow didnt originate the practice, or single-handedly bring religion to the NFL. If theres one staple of professional sports in America, its players saying prayers and acknowledging God. An evangelical Christian, Tebow wears his faith on his sleeve. He does this out of a sense of obligation to his faith. It is ultimately a statement of modesty and as such, profoundly out of step with a culture of self-glorification and ostentation in our sports and in our society. Peter King of Sports Illustrated calls Tebow the most polite interview in NFL history. When he talked to him after the quarterback engineered a comeback against the Minnesota Vikings, he asked Tebow if anyone had said anything memorable after the game. Tebow told King he had been able in a post-game TV interview to say the name of Blake Appleton, a child with cancer. Thats what Im proud of today, Tebow noted, before concluding the interview: Have a good day, Mr. King. And God bless you. Raised by missionaries and homeschooled, Tebow sets off cultural tripwires. He says hes a virgin. Feminists were outraged by a gently pro-life Super Bowl ad he did with his mom about her troubled pregnancy when she was carrying him. But as writer Daniel Foster notes, what is most off-putting to some people about Tebow is his utter lack of irony and sheer earnestness. Doesnt he know life isnt a 1950s sitcom? You can almost hear his critics urging him, Shut up already about God, and please start failing. By any reasonable standard, though, Tebow is a blessing. He wont be getting arrested for groping a woman at a Halloween party (Julian Edelman), for accidently shooting himself with the Glock he smuggled into the dance club (Plaxico Burress) or for running a dog-fighting ring (Michael Vick). He wont be taking performance-enhancing drugs. He may or may not continue his success on the field, but he will do everything he can to respect his teammates and his God. Here is a prominent player who will almost certainly never require fathers to make awkward explanations to their kids about some spectacular scandal. Rejoice, America, rejoice. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. i d t r o p i richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONWhats wrong with Tim Tebow? Listen to the people, not the pollutersDURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA High above the pavement, overlooking Durbans famous South Beach and the pounding surf of the Indian Ocean, and just blocks from the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where up to 20,000 people gathered, seven activists fought against the wind to unfurl a banner that read Listen to the People, Not the Polluters. It was no simple task. Despite the morning sun and blue sky, the wind was ferocious, and the group hanging the banner wasnt exactly welcome. They were with Greenpeace, and they were hanging from the roof of the Protea Hotel Edward. Inside the hotel, executives gathered for a meeting of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, an organization that touts itself as a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Down at street level, as the police gathered and scores held signs and banners and sang in solidarity with the climbers, Kumi Naidoo lambasted the WBCSD, labeling it one of Greenpeaces Dirty Dozen. Naidoo is no stranger to action on the streets of Durban. While he is now the executive director of Greenpeace International, one of the largest and most visible global environmental organizations, in 1980, at the age of 15, he was one of millions of South Africans fighting the racist apartheid regime. He was thrown out of high school and eventually had to go underground. He emerged in England, living in exile, and went on to become a Rhodes scholar. Naidoo has long struggled for human rights, against poverty and for action to combat climate change. A colleague and I scrambled up to the roof to film as the seven bannerhanging activists were arrested. One of them, South African climber Michael Baillie, told me: Our goal here today was to highlight how governments are being unduly influenced by a handful of corporations who are trying to adversely influence the climate negotiations that are happening here in Durban. They are holding the climate hostage. Later, at the U.N. conference inside the Alfred Luthuli International Conference Center (named after an early presidentgeneral of the African National Congress and the first African to win the Nobel Peace Prize), Naidoo told me about that mornings action: We are not opposed to the idea of dialogue with corporations, but clearly corporations are not actually moving as fast as we need them to move and, in fact, are actually holding us back. Therefore, we think that calling them out, naming and shaming them, is critically necessary so that people know why these climate talks here are not actually going as fast as we need them to go. The Dirty Dozen in Durban include Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, Koch Industries and BASF, along with industry trade groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the WBCSD and the American Petroleum Institute. Greenpeace highlighted these corporations and corporate umbrella groups for their presence in Durban and for their actions throughout the global-climate-change negotiating process, in undermining meaningful progress. The full report, titled Whos holding us back? How carbon-intensive industry is preventing effective climate legislation, details how these corporations not only derail national legislation on climate change across the globe, but are also gaining privileged access to the global negotiations like these crucial United Nations talks in Durban. Former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu addressed a rally before the summit, describing climate change as a huge enemy We are saying this is the last chance, please for goodness sake, make the right decision, this is the only world we have, the only home we have, if it is destroyed, we all sink. Former Irish President Mary Robinson added, People are suffering because of the impact of climate change. Those who are suffering most are not responsible, so the rich world has to take its responsibility. We have to have a continuation of Kyoto, a track that leads to a fair, ambitious and binding agreement, and we have to do it here in Durban. There is a growing consensus here in Durban that the United States is the main impediment to progress at these crucial talks. A consortium of 16 of the major environmental groups in the U.S. wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who directly oversees the U.S. climate negotiations. They pointed out that, while President Barack Obama originally campaigned on a promise to lead in global climate negotiations, three years later, America risks being viewed not as a global leader on climate change, but as a major obstacle to progress. The fossil-fuel industry exerts enormous influence over the U.S. government, and over the U.S. public, with tens of millions of dollars on lobbying and PR campaigns to shape public opinion. Naidoo, who has been jailed many times for his activism, compared the struggle against apartheid to the fight against climate change: If people around the world can actually unite trade unions, social movements, religious leaders, environmental groups and so on, which we saw in the march on Saturday I pray and hope that we will have a similar kind of miracle to get these climate negotiations to deliver a fair, ambitious and legally binding outcome. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. t h t B w b c amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly

PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Bill Frusztajers life story is as amazing as it is improbable. Bill (Boruch) survived life in a Siberian work camp as a child living 1,100 miles from the closest railway station to become an extremely successful entrepreneur in America. The Frusztajers were our neighbors in Boston. When Bill wrote his personal memoir, From Siberia to America: A Story of Survival and Success, I was humbled that he asked me to review early drafts. When we moved from Boston to Naples, we were pleased to discover that Bill and Olga had owned a home in Naples since Gulfshore Boulevard was a dirt road. Bill has been a frequent guest on my show. Ill share a few highlights from his life, but its always better when he tells his story on my show; his mild Polish accent combined with his deep, sonorous voice and ability to articulate his message make his storytelling mezmerizing. In spite of his lack of business training, Bill has achieved outstanding success in business. He started his first company, Cryst alonics, in 1959 in Cambridge, Mass., developing and producing special semiconductor devices for military and aerospace applications. The companys products were unique, including the first practical field-effect transistors. In 1965, he sold Crystalonics to Teledyne and stayed with the conglomerate for four years, running several operations in the Boston area. In 1970, he started BBF Group Inc. in Waltham, Mass., a company whose charter was to acquire high-tech companies with unrealized potential. Between then and 2007, when he turned the company over to its employees, BBF Group and its successors acquired or started eight operations with employee numbers ranging from 50 to 1,000. All those companies thrived under the BBF umbrella and have since been sold to large domestic or foreign companies. Bill graduated in 1952 from University of London, England. In 1954, working for a large British Company BTH Ltd., he developed and produced the first practical transistors in England. He came to the U.S. in 1956. He has served on boards of directors of several public and private companies and as a trustee for numerous nonprofit organizations. While the story of his business success is intriguing, it is the period before Bills arrival in London that I find so incredible. In 1940, Russian soldiers burst into the Frusztajer home in Poland. With few possessions and no preparation, they were taken to the train station to be processed. With several other families, they spent weeks imprisoned in a railroad boxcar (similar to the one at The Holocaust Museum in Naples) on their way to a Siberian work camp. For more than 30 people, there was no privacy, no facilities, no bathing and little food or hope. When they arrived at the work camp, they were told, Here youll live. Here youll die. Forget your Poland. Living and work conditions were poor, but 10-year-old Bill attended a Russian school, which offered an outstanding math and science curriculum, but propaganda for history and social studies. Bills mother was taken ill and sent to a hospital more than 10 miles away. In the Siberian winter, the hospital had a failed heating system, and in order to prevent the patients from freezing to death, they were sent home on foot. Miraculously, Bills mother physically survived the journey, but she lost her mind and died after four months of insanity. Bill looked after her while his father worked in the mines. Still a young teen-ager, he also worked in the mines on Sundays to get extra rations for his ailing mother. The fortunes of the Frusztajers and other prison camp workers changed with the winds of war. When the Allies gained victory, the tone and treatment toward the prisoners changed, and it was soon after that Bill made the journey to live with his uncle in London. While living with his uncle afforded a great opportunity to Bill to study at the University of London, his uncle was a perfectionist and set expectations for Bill that were unachievable. Ironically, Bill remembers a loving environment with his family in a Siberian work camp, and a demeaning and difficult environment in London. There are so many more interesting stories from Bills past. I look forward to getting him back on the show, because he tells them best. Of course, there is an object lesson here. Sometimes people whine about their circumstances, about how the deck is stacked against them. Bill Frusztajer grew up experiencing some of the worst of mans inhumanity to man, yet went on to do great things with his life. He believes the United States of America is a great country, and he is grateful for all his opportunities. I am proud to know him and have him as a friend. 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 i c t s e n bobHARDEN e-mail: From great adversity to great success, an amazing life storyBill Frusztajers book, From Siberia to America: A Story of Survival and Success, is available at



PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 AFTER PEOPLE GATHERED IN PROTEST ON Wall Street in September, a new movement appeared around the country and world, including outside an old courthouse in Punta Gorda, in Centennial Park in Fort Myers, and along Fifth Avenue South in Naples. The public seems to understand very clearly what were talking about, said Karanja Gacuca, a former bank analyst who took up with Occupy Wall Street. Its quite simply about economic injustice and under that there are so many things, so the specifics are broad and varied. But its about economic injustice and the control of corporations on government and all our systems. All around the same time in midNovember, law enforcement forcibly disbanded some of the movements tent city protests, including in New York City, Philadelphia and Fort Myers. Protestors rallied again on Dec. 10 for Human Rights Day, dozens convening on a street corner in Naples before heading north to meet others in Fort Myers for a march across the Edison Bridge. Signs of the timeOccupy supporter Karen Dwyer met with a handful of others on the Wednesday before the march at a Bonita Springs storage locker armed with a list of more than 100 slogans to be used on posters. Phrases by Martin Luther King Jr. about economic injustice mingled with newer slogans such as the most prevalent, We are the 99 percent. The Occupy movement could be defined by decades of slogans, bumper stickers, sound bites and symbols that make up a collage of grievances. The movements recognizable clenched fist, for instance, has been widely used, including on a poster by the Students for A Democratic Society during protests at the 1968 Chicago National Democratic Convention. I think its an issue of human rights, said Bill Coughlan, adjunct professor of philosophy and ethics at Edison State College, about the Occupy message. Its a massive sort of catchall in the 99 percent: basic human rights, opportunity to earn a living, opportunity to share in the profits, opportunities for women and minorities. Its all the same issues weve been fighting, like in the s. As a self-described leaderless movement, Occupys center shifts to each individual, making up a great ship of ideas with everyone and no one at the helm, supporters say. On Saturdays events, singular personalities and tastes were reflected by signs displayed along streets. Peace signs many of them were flashed by protestors and drivers, and a dissenting bird was flipped from the passenger window of a maroon pickup. Two senior women walking together carried messages of dry, biting humor: House for Sale, Senate Too and Insider Trading, Congress at Work. Human Rights Day protestsThe Occupy movement mingled with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers by the Publix grocery store at U.S. 41 and Immokalee Road in Naples. Publix hasnt agreed to pay tomato growers a penny more per pound so field workers in Immokalee can make a better wage. For us in Immokalee the economic crisis is nothing new, Jordan Buckley of Interfaith Action told supporters with a megaphone while picking at the seeds of a pomegranate fruit. Occupy is doing what the CIW has been doing for a while, highlighting the profit of the big corporations at the expense of the 99 percent that make it possible. A man who wouldnt give his name but called himself Patrick Henry of the Naples Tea Party arrived with his own signs: a sign that said, Occupy Wall Street are union free-loading thugs, and a portrait of President Barack Obama with the words FRAUD. Get a job! he yelled, marching up and down the sidewalk. Pack up and go home. The Occupy protestors were already leaving for the march in Fort Myers. A few dozen convened at the courthouse downtown under an ominous bank of clouds and marched about a mile over the Edison Bridge and then back. Sheets of rain were coming down on both sides of the Caloosahatchee River, but the protestors and media covering the event were only misted. The most rhythmic slogan of the day was chanted at the corner of First and Fowler streets: Show me what Democracy looks like! This is what Democracy looks like! Defined as character, democracy looks notoriously messy. It has ridiculous bed-head and bleary eyes, and a hoarse voice. Its young and its old. Its well-employed and out of work and sometimes conflicted about its own desires and beliefs. But its out there making a stand. Following is a collection of supporters who were standing up for their varying versions of democracy with the Occupy movement last weekend.Profiles of the 99%Hemping WHATS REALLY NICE IS WEVE GOT PEOPLE out on a rainy day to speak out about whats happening in our country, said Steven Hemping, a leader in the Democratic Party of Naples.Feraldi Nancy Feraldi MARCHED THE BRIDGE in a pink bandana and shirt that read, Gandhi is my homeboy. She carried a giant Occupy fist, a symbol of solidarity, and teaches an online composition course for Kaplan University. You might say Ive been involved with the movement all my life, said Ms. Feraldi, 68. I believe in human rights, social justice, peace, and environmentalism, saving a piece of the planet for future generations. Many people have fought long and hard for regulation to help achieve that. But eight years of the Bush administration pretty well overturned all that deregulated it.McDowell Matthew McDowell HAS BEEN A spokesperson for Occupy Fort Myers, and lives in Naples. He said Phase I of the movement, in which protestors camped out in public places, is moving on to Phase 2 after police kicked them out. (Lee County Sheriff) Mike Scott, the Fort Myers Police Department, the city, all stifled our ability to assemble, said Mr. McDowell, 34. Phase 2 plans include occupying foreclosed properties in Southwest Florida, as well as more marches, and targeting issues such as voter registration. United Occupy: A leaderless movement with many supportersBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYNick Williams and other protestors at the foot of the Edison Bridge in Fort Myers on Dec. 10. Jeffrey Dimas responds to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrichs characterization of Occupy protestors. Occupy and Coalition of Immokalee Farmworkers convened in Naples.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 NEWS A9 States military actions were part of what spurred him to get involved with the movement. For me, it probably started with 9/11, he said. I used to be a hard-core Republican. The engagement in the Iraq War made me take a closer look at what was going on in the world. The president we have in office he hasnt much helped either. But Mr. McDowell says the basic tenets of the movement have been brewing for a long time. A lot of us feel like weve been waiting, he said. We havent had a movement like this in 50 years.Littlefield Paul Theodore Littlefield HAS BEEN traveling across the country to different Occupy events. He has a rare brand of crazy charisma with his Santa hat, combined with a skinny frame and a long grey beard. He says hes registered as a Republican in Maine, and a Democrat in Vermont. In Fort Myers on Saturday, he said, Were heading into World War III. Sometimes the safest place to be is out in the woods.Jones Brandon Jones HAS NEVER BEFORE BEEN an activist but felt Occupy needed his support. I have a great job; Im in school (studying environmental science), said the 26-year-old Golden Gate City resident. Im here more for the people that it is affecting; compassion for my fellow human beings. Id hope people would do the same for me if I were in that situation. It feels good to play a part in that; its an exciting time. Mr. Jones says hes not sure whom hell vote for in the presidential election. Im just torn. I have a year. Definitely not Republican, thats a guarantee. But the Democrats are not that much different. Ebert REVOKE CORPORATE PERSONHOOD READ the sea-green lettered piece of cardboard held by Dave Ebert. He participated in anti-war protests in the late 1960s in Chicago. Now 61, he lives in Cape Coral five months out of the year. He heard about Occupy as a member of a philosophy club at Edison State College. Mr. Ebert was raised as a Quaker and is anti-war, but also describes himself as staunchly middle class, a snowbird, and employed full time. Im by no means a wide-eyed radical. He was there in support of one of Occupys main tenets: to stop corporations undue influence on politicians. They even co-opted the Supreme Court to allow corporate personhood, he said. Its an insidious undermining of democracy. He also offers a critique of Occupy: The movement right now is too diffused too many different opinions. Dwyer Karen Dwyer IS A LONG-TIME SOCIAL and economic justice advocate, and a former college English professor. She believes the movement, in only a few months, has accomplished much. Every little bit helps, she said. It makes a difference in your own consciousness even if we dont see immediate political change. Even if it doesnt immediately change the political system, it changes us. This is about winning hearts and minds. She adds, Its only been six weeks, eight weeks. It took the civil rights movement years and years. I feel like Martin Luther King would side with us and stand with us Its sort of a civil rights movement for economic justice. I think this movement has only just begun. To say they havent done any thing yet it hasnt even been a year!Coughlan PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS PROFESSOR Bill Coughlan picked what one of his favorite philosophers might say about the movement. I guess Ill go with Aristotle, who said we ought to focus on our function as a human being, which is as a rational animal, so we need to reason and to think, he said. I think we need to just pursue the truth and go back to basic fundamental issues about goodness and justice. The truth about ourselves, the truth about what it is to live with other human beings. Its not me, me, me. Were part of a society. Now what we need to do is not have 5,000 friends on Facebook Facebook has a purpose but lets get to the deepness of who we are, what it means to be a friend or family member, what it means to be a neighbor.Fuller with daughter Christine Fuller, 24, AND HER DAUGHter Chloe Fuller-Smith, 1, helped make posters and walked over the bridge on Saturday. When she read about the Occupy movements many demands online, More than half of the stuff resonated with me, such as outsourcing jobs to foreign countries, she said. Basically were condoning slavery in another country. Her father is also on Social Security. Every time I hear about cutting Social Security where do they think thats right? My father worked his entire life putting money into that program. She hasnt taken advantage of government funded Medicaid or WIC even though she qualifies. We try to make everything work without being dependant on the government, she says. Id love to go back to work. Im a graphic designer by trade and would like to start my own business. But with day-care and other costs, that would be too expensive for her now. Palacios Rodrigo Palacios, 22, HAS LONG BEEN A supporter of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. On Saturday, he carried an Imperial Wars sign in Star Wars lettering, listing military conflicts the United States is involved in. Hes worried about equality in government, including corporate influence on politics, is freaked out by what Republican presidential candidates are saying and feels disillusioned by President Obama. And he sees the huge scope and breadth of the 99 percent as a good thing. Its very fragmented, not one leadership, which I think makes it even more powerful, he said. Everyone has their own motive for being in the group. Thats what makes Occupy so nice a rainbow of different ideas.Gacuca Karanja Gacuca, 38, LIVES IN BROOKLYN and used to be an analyst for Wall Street banks until he was laid off in September. Financially well-off, he spends his time now helping the Occupy movement in New York, many times as a spokesperson. Last week he answered the media phone number listed on the Occupy Wall Street page and talked openly about how hes involved. We dont have spokespeople per se, he said. We dont say we have a spokesman or spokeswoman. We dont have anyone that has an office and a desk in the occupation. We have office space that we share. People book the space for whatever it is they need at a given time. Most of us are generally either in working group meetings most of the day or are taking part in action that we are organizing. Like myself right now, Im sitting at home, but Ive been central to the foreclosure actions on Dec. 6. Ive been doing most of the media and PR for that action. So Im sitting at home responding to general inquiries right now. Although his previous job makes him well-off financially, that doesnt exclude him from Occupy, he says. It was a wellpaid position. But thats not really the point. People whose incomes are in the so-called upper 1 percent income bracket are supportive of Occupy, so its no so much about individual income but rather people who desire for economic equality and justice for all.Flynt Alex Flynt, 68, IS A RETIRED TEACHer AND fireman who has followed the Occupy movement in Fort Myers and elsewhere, and he looks like Ernest Hemingway. Financially well off, he was there for people who arent as fortunate. Im not sure what kind of future well have for our kids, he said. The thing they can learn (from earlier protest movements), especially the young people, is they have to prepare themselves to take over some of the positions theyre criticizing I dont know if the younger people in this movement have a vision, for themselves personally, as well as the movement in general. Many are just trying to cope with life.Hemrick Ellen Hemrick IS A SINGLE MOTHER WHO lives in Naples. She works as a speech language pathologist, but is stifled from running her own business, like she used to do, because health-care costs for herself and her 2-year-old son. The governments not protecting people from the health insurance industry, which I think is fleecing us, said Ms. Hemrick, 42. They dont protect children children with disabilities that I work with (as a speech language pathologist), children like my own who are on child support. I was very hopeful when President Obama was elected. I kind of naively thought he might be able to do something about this. But Ive come to the conclusion that the Democratic Party has been held hostage by corruption. Im not against capitalism per se I used to own a business but there are certain things capitalism isnt good at. Its not good at justice. Its not good at health and education. You really dont want the people in charge of your health trying to figure out how much money they can make off you being sick it just doesnt make sense. And with education, the same thing. We want to educate our children, not run them through some mill and meet productivity standards. I think (Occupy) is going to be a longterm movement because it has to be. Its not going to achieve any of its goals in a short period of time. Getting the money out of politics and corruption out of government and returning the country to real democracy is an extremely long and difficult process.


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Cant possibly be true The U.S.-Pakistan relationship has reached the nadir of absur dity, wrote Wired. com, after a December report in The Atlantic revealed that Pakistan secures its tactical nuclear weapons by moving them around the country in ordinary unmarked vans (without noticeable defenses). It supposedly uses the Econolines of Doom, hidden in plain sight on the countrys highways, because it fears the U.S. (its ally) would steal the bombs if it knew where they were. Dizzyingly, wrote Wired, the U.S. funds Pakistan yet regularly invades it, though desperately needing Pakistans help in Afghanistan, even as Pakistani soldiers fight alongside Afghan insurgents against the U.S. In October, the super-enthusiastic winner s of a Kingst on, Ontario, radio station contest claimed their prize: the chance to don gloves and dig for free Buffalo Bills football tickets (value: $320), buried in buffalo manure in a childs plastic inflatable pool. 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We have a lot to celebrate. We are incredibly grateful for the communitys support of our mission to build a new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. To give hope, health and wellness to thousands of local children, please make a lifesaving personal or corporate gift this holiday season.To donate, please call 239-343-6950 or visit Give Hope and Health this Holiday NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 A21 Diary of a Wimpy Kid provides inspiration for student writing contestVolunteer USA Foundation and bestselling childrens author Jeff Kinney have partnered for a writing contest open to students throughout Southwest Florida. Mr. Kinney is well known for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, which combines funny stories about growing up with doodles and cartoons. In his recently released Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, beloved character Greg Heffley is in trouble. When the authorities begin closing in, a surprise blizzard hits and Greg is trapped indoors with his family, causing even more chaos. In the Celebration of Reading writing contest, students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties, grades 4-7, are invited to create a funny story involving Floridas own storm season that of hurricanes, tornadoes and tropical storms. The short-story contest involves simple illustrations or a comic strip based on the storm watch theme. As a resident of New England, Ive weathered a number of storms that have turned my life upside down for days or even weeks. Ive found that the best way to get through a tough situation is with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor, Mr. Kinney says. Im very excited to read the contestants essays on the storm watch theme and see how they inject humor into their work. Contest winners accompanied by their parents will be recognized at a VIP breakfast on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa hosted by former Gov. Jeb Bush, Mrs. Barbara Bush and members of the Bush family to support successful family literacy programs. The students will be Mr. Kinneys guests of honor at the Celebration of Reading breakfast and have the opportunity to visit with the author and share their winning submissions. Entries must be submitted electronically to or postmarked no later than Wednesday, Jan. 18, to: Volunteer USA Foundation, Attn: COR 2012 Writing Contest, 516 N. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Fifteen winners will be selected based on their writing and imagination. Winners will be listed at and schools will be notified on Jan. 27, in conjunction with Celebrate Literacy Week. For more information, call Volunteer USA Foundation at (850) 562-5300. well y o f a e ries, u nny g up c arn t ly o f b in r ey n n inLeeCharlotte their parents will b e br R P h G B m f a m c e s pr o T Mr. ho no of R e have v i s it w sh are miss io En tr mitted


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 year, the chefs will use homegrown produce. Previous owners installed a European-style spring fountain in the spa. The owners will return the property to its original state with additional mineral spring baths for soaking. The next closest minerals springs spa is in North Port, north of Punta Gorda in Charlotte County. The Shangri-La resort and spa was built on the first natural mineral springs spa in North America. From the very beginning in 1921, it attracted many Europeans to the area. In Europe, they have long tradition of spas being developed alongside natural springs, says current co-owner Heather Burch. Europeans visited these spas to rest or recuperate. Ms. Burch experienced this healing tradition while she recuperated from an illness during the 1970s. Inspired and impressed with its revitalizing atmosphere, she and co-owner Addison Fischer purchased the property in 1998, when the resort was in foreclosure, from the previous owners, Leo and Deborah Dahlmann from Germany. Alternative medicine practitioner Dr. Charles Gnau, who owned the hotel in the 1960s, is the one who developed the holistic healing environment there, Ms. Burch says, adding, We will build on that environment.Local historyRenowned historical preservationist J. Allison DeFoor, who once served as former Gov. Jeb Bushs Everglades Czar, says Ponce de Leon sought out Shangri-Las spring of healing waters. More recent Florida history indicates Babe Ruth and Buddy Hackett also visited the spa. Theres neat artwork in Bonita City Hall that includes a spa with Babe Ruth, Buddy Hackett and others, he says. Mr. DeFoor also says holistic healing had a powerful effect on (Mr. Burchs) life, and the rejuvenation of Shangri-La is not just a business venture for her. Charlie Strader, past president of the Bonita Springs Historical Society, says he and others in the organization are pleased to see Shangri-La reopen its doors. In the early 1920s, there was tremendous growth in Bonita Springs, Mr. Strader says, adding, Many soldiers from World War II trained in Florida, and they ended up moving here or retiring here. Even when gated communities started popping up during the 1960s, Old Bonita remained intact. The community is fascinated with Bonitas historical attributes, he says. The Wayside Inn was brought from Fort Myers to Bonita by barge in 1914. Back then, it was the premier hotel. People like Barron Collier, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison stayed there when they came to the area to hunt. The Inn was later torn down by developers. Were excited to see Shangri-La reopen its doors. It has really maintained its historical character. To continue to protect the integrity of Shangri-La, the owners purchased adjacent land, making the area a 15-acre escape from reality.HOTELFrom page 1 positivelyIn case of emergency dial 911. PhysiciansRegional.comCheck ER wait times online at PHYSICIANS REGIONAL COLLIER PHYSICIANS RE GIONAL PINE RIDGE9 Min7 Min LAST UPDATED ON 8/10 2:35 PMMARIE WITT, R.N.When you positively need emergency care, the last thing you want to do is wait around for treatment. The new ER Extra program is now available at two convenient locations: Ph ysicians Regional-Pine Ridge and Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. We will get you in to see a doctor extra fast, make the entire process extra easy, and deliver extra great care every time. Its the extra you need for emergency care.positively fast. positively easy. positively great. positively er extra.PHYSICIANS REGIONAL-PINE RIDGE (corner of 1-75 and Pine Ridge Road) PHYSICIANS REGIONAL-COLLIER BOULEVARD (on 951 just south of Rattlesnake Hammock Road)


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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGSEven though we don shorts and T-shirts, theres no shortage of holiday spirit around town. Here are some of our favorite traditions of the season (see more holiday events in the regular calendar on pages C6-7): Throughout its own Days of Christmas, The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens delivers special gifts to its wildlife residents. Visitors can watch Malayan tigers and South African lions claw into wrapped presents filled with meaty 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. See the full schedule of events at www. 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. COURTESY PHOTO The Eco-Center at the Naples Preserve is framed by a banyan tree in this photo from the 2010 Preserving the Holiday Spirit open house. The Naples Preserve and Eco-Center holds its second annual Preserving the Holiday Spirit open house with seasonal music and refreshments, naturally decorated holiday trees and guided evening tours of the boardwalk at the preserve in the heart of the city. Hours are 4-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 16-18. Fridays entertainment will be by steel drummer Joey Bathol of Steel Cruzin; Saturdays music will be by the Irish band Inish; and the Golden Gate High School Ensemble will perform on Sunday. Admission is free. The preserve is at 1690 Tamiami Trail, at the corner of Fleischmann Boulevard. For more information, call 261-4290. The Naples High School concert bands present their Holiday Prism concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17, in the school auditorium. The program will feature performances by the concert, symphonic and jazz bands and the percussion ensemble. Admission is $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 821-8520.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYNEWS TWOA29NEWSHealthy Living Pets of the Week WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Everybody loves a Christmas parade Pictures of happy faces from the Naples Christmas Parade say more than 1,000 words. Photographer Bob Raymond caught hundreds of people in the crowd on film but couldnt possibly get their names. See if you can find someone you know.


Deck the historic hallsThe halls of Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, are decked in the elegant splendor of days gone by for the holidays. Visitors are welcome from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday. Private docent-guided of the circa 1895 home are available by reservation. Showing at 1 p.m. in the Cottage Theater throughout the holiday season is NHS 24-minute oral history project overview film that describes the oral history preservation initiative. One of the projects many individual oral history films follows every screening at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free for NHS member and $6 per person for others (free for ages 10 and younger). Palm Cottage is at 137 12th Ave. S. Call 261-8164 or visit Our patients speak out about their Cataract Surgery Experience... With the most cataract surgery experience in S.W. Florida, come to the experts at Eye Centers of Florida.Exceptional professionalism throughout my care. Very pleased with service and results. Derek of Naples Outstanding...very pleased. I will recommend Dr. Brown and staff to all. Kenneth of Bonita Springs www.ecof.comNaples 2352 Pine Ridge Rd. 239.263.2700 North Naples 877 111th Ave., Unit 2 239.591.2949 Bonita Springs 26831 S. T amiami Trail. 239.992.1422 Naples Grande Golf Club invites you to come Explore Golf, Beach, Pool, Spa, Fitness, Tennis & Dining. For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG | PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714 Rees Jones designed course. e Waldorf Astoria Collection. (located at Naples Grande). Naples Grande Tennis Center. With New Greens, the Best Course in Naples Just Got Better! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Artichoke and Company presents Ray Livosi in A Christmas Dinner Show with Frank Sinatra from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Inn at Pelican Bay. Cost is $54 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 263-6979. 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 775-2200. The Dock at Crayton Cove celebrates its annual Dickens Fest from 4:30 p.m. until closing on Saturday, Dec. 17.The staff dresses as characters from A Christmas Carol, and the holiday classic movie will be shown on TVs throughout the restaurant. The chef is at work creating Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tims favorites dishes, and the Friend of Music String Quartet from Barron Collier High School will entertain. For reservations or more information, call 263-9940. Join Chabad of Bonita Springs for the eighth annual Grand Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Festivities, a family celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Coconut Point in Estero. Listen to music by the Mike Eisenstadt Band, do arts and crafts, enjoy latkes and doughnuts as well as kosher deli and Israeli food. Menorah and fine Judaica will be for sale. All are welcome. For more information, call 949-6900. Beth Tikvah of Naples, the Conservative synagogue of Collier County, hosts three social events this holiday season. The annual New York-style Kosher Deli and Game Night begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Village Walk town hall off Vanderbilt Beach Road. Deli food will be from Bens Kosher of Boca Raton; the games people play are the ones they bring along: cards, Scrabble, etc. Admission is $36 for adults, $18 children under 13. For reservations, call 513-1950. A Latke Lunch and Chanukah celebration begins at noon Sunday, Dec. 25, at the synagogue, 1459 Pine Ridge Road (just west of Mission Square). Fill up on potato pancakes and enjoy holiday songs and fellowship for $15 per person. Call 598-2880 for reservations. A meet and mingle at Heritage Bay Country Club begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the club off Immokalee Road east of Collier Boulevard. While they enjoy desserts and drinks, guests will get to know one another via short presentations focused on personal memorabilia such as an award, a family heirloom, a collectible, etc. Admission is $15 per person. For reservations, call 598-2880. HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Weekend blood drive will also collect toysMake magic happen in more ways than one this holiday season. Give blood and an unwrapped toy at the Community Blood Centers Holiday Tailgate for Life Blood Drive and Stuff a Truck Toy Drive. Bloodmobile hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Tarpon Springs Plaza on Immokalee Road just east of I-75 near Target. Bringing an unwrapped toy to the event will ensure that children in area hospitals, at St. Matthews House and at the Shelter for Abused Women & Children will have a gift. Giving blood will help ensure supplies are available during the holidays for patients in area hospitals. All successful blood donors will receive a prize pack (while supplies last) including gift cards from Chilis, Sports Clips and Cruise Naples. Panera Bread will provide refreshments. Donors are always welcome at CBCs two locations: In Naples at 311 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 108; 436-5455 In Bonita Springs at 9170 Bonita Beach Road., Suite 102; 495-1138. For more information, including a schedule of bloodmobile drives, call 436-5455 or visit Advocacy Center welcomes toys, giftsThe Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County is collecting new toys and clothing for children who have been physically or sexually abused. The items will be distributed to parents and caregivers to give to their young charges. Clothing of all sizes as well as games, toys and sports equipment for all ages are needed. Financial donations are also much appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the CAC office at 1036 Sixth Ave. N. For more information, call Tina Streeter at 263-8383, ext. 232, or e-mail TStreeter@CACCollier.orgShelter collecting gifts for all agesThe Shelter for Abused Women & Children needs new, unwrapped, non-violent toys and other gift items to help make the season safe and bright for hundreds of domestic violence victims throughout Collier County. Donations can be delivered to Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. MondaySaturday. Appropriate donations for the holiday season include: gift cards to Walmart, Target, Coastland Center; phone and gasoline cards; dolls (all ethnicities); sports equipment; non-violent books, CDS, DVDs and video games; roller skates and skateboards; MP3 players and portable CD players. Clothing for adults and children (especially teen boys) is also needed, as are toys for pets. For information about hosting a Shelter giving tree, adopting a shelter family for the holidays or organization a donation drive in your office or neighborhood, call Rebecca Grabau at 775-3862, ext. 235. Salvation Army needs new toy donationsThe Salvation Army is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Collier County children this holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Store, 2100 Trade Center Way, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday or at the Salvation Army headquarters, 3180 Estey Ave., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Toys appropriate for babies and toddlers to children 12 years old are welcome. For more information, go to something to every Red Kettle As 2011 draws to a close, many people in Collier County are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn that started in 2008. Low-income families and individuals are having to between buying food or making utility payments. A successful Red Kettle campaign can help The Salvation Armys help the less fortunate bridge the gap between their resources and the cost of acquiring basic human needs. Through Christmas Eve, Red Ket tles manned by bellringing Salvation Army volunteers are up and running at more than 50 locations in Collier County. From pennies and dimes to dollars in all denominations, cash donations are welcome. The Salvation Army foresees a critical situation in 2012, because chronic economic instability has affected not only those who are already struggling, but also those generous people who would usually feel compelled to offer their financial support. As you make your rounds for holiday shopping, drop a donation in a Red Kettle wherever you see one, and know that every gift will help someone in need ring in the New Year with a renewed sense of hope. COURTESY PHOTO For the 11th year in a row, Miromar Outlets is helping Santa deliver a memorable Christmas to children in Immokalee. Miromar Outlets team members will surprise nearly 300 children in the pre-kindergarten programs at Village Oaks, Pine Crest, Lake Trafford, Eden Park, ITECH and Guadalupe Center schools on Dec. 15-16. Packages for the children total more than $27,000 worth of clothing, shoes and toys that have been purchased by Miromar Outlets at OshKosh BGosh, Nike Factory Store and Justice at Miromar Outlets. Gift-wrapping and addressing packages is being done by Florida Gulf Coast University students in the Sigma Lambda Beta multicultural social fraternity. Shown above is a scene from last years toy delivery. 239.692.83441259 Airport Rd. S. Naples FL 34104One Block North of Home Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm FREE (Not Installed) $19.99(plus parts)Only


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PAGE 36 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA36 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Its all about movement. Thats what Parkinsons disease patients and their caregivers learn in free dance classes offered by the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. Movement is a key health component for those with Parkinsons, and the dance class offers a low-impact way to stay in motion. Parkinsons is considered a movement disorder, so maintaining activity should be a priority for anyone facing the challenges of the disease, says Ruth Hubing, executive director of the Naples-based PASFI. Through a grant from the Martin Foundation to the United Arts Council of Collier County, PASFI is able to offer the class at no charge to residents of Bonita Springs and Collier County until Dec. 22. The Bonita class is set to resume on Jan. 10; the Naples class, however, will not start up again unless funding can be found ($135 per class), now that the grant has ended. The class was developed through the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York City. Isabel Castro, a 30-year dance veteran and the local instructor for the past TO YOUR HEALTHGrief workshop coming to Avow HospiceAvow Hospice will present Opening the Heart, a workshop for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Ispiri community center on the Avow campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane. Led by nationally recognized grief workshop facilitators, the program provides a supportive atmosphere to help adults heal grief using a variety of activities including music, meditation and holistic exercises. Participants make a commitment to confidentiality regarding information shared during the workshop. Registration is $95 and includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. A monthly payment option is available upon request. Professionals and students can earn six CEs. Enrollment is limited and early registration suggested. Call 261-4404, ext. 3733.Free seminar at Physicians RegionalThe following free seminar is coming up at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road: Living with Back Pain, by neurological surgeon Rick Bhasin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Dr. Bhasin will highlight the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for painful back conditions. For more information or registration, call 348-4180 or visit out whats so funny about growing olderEveryone knows that aging isnt for sissies, but no one said you shouldnt have some laughs while its happening. Dr. Richard Bimler will present Aging with Humor, a free program with insights about growing older, on Friday, Jan. 13, at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Registration begins at 10 a.m., the program starts at 10:30 a.m. A light lunch will follow, compliments of The Arlington. For reservations, call 394-0332.Lighthouse has free classes for visually impairedLighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss and the Florida Division of Blind Services offer programs to help blind and visually impaired be independent in Collier. Classes take place at Lighthouse of Collier headquarters, 424 Bayfront Place. For more information, call 4303934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier. org. HEALTHY LIVING Parkinsons patients step out for dance classesSix years ago, a handful of us from NCH ventured to Orlando for the annual meeting of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Our small group was overwhelmed by the more than 6,000 healthcare professionals in attendance from around the world. This year, 40 NCH colleagues, including eight board members, 18 staff nurses, seven directors, six physicians and three senior administrators, just returned from IHIs 23rd annual National Forum, where we presented 18 posters about what we know best: health-care quality. IHIs five strategic pillars are: innovation, raising joy while caring, motivating, execution and sustaining for the long haul. We contributed to these important goals with our colleagues projects: Hypoglycemic control in cardiac surgical patients, presented by Christine Carranza; Prevention of heel ulcers in lower extremity fractures, presented by Nicole DAmico-Schaal and Erin Raney; Reporting with a purpose: improving communications, presented by Jessica DAgostino and Helen Heers; Fall into safety: safety facilitator and power plans, presented by Kristin Miller; Preventing falls using evidence, presented by Laraine McNeese; Handoffs take team collaboration, presented by Debora Bouchard; Patient safety: bar code medication administration, presented by Kim Andrews-Dapper and Gina Teegarden; Raising patient satisfaction: focusing on courtesy, presented by Helen Einer; Oncology nurses conquering central line infections, presented by James ONeil; Speed saves lives: improving door-toEKG time, presented by Jon Baldia; Line-care bundle to prevent bloodstream infection, presented by Jonathan Kling; Improving patient satisfaction, presented by Dr. Mario Trance; Prevention of incontinence-associated dermatitis, presented by Sandy Wheeler; Ventilator reduction days, presented by Karin Gutierrez; Increasing home care knowledge of central lines, presented by Sheryl Voivedich; Saving minutes: reducing door-toballoon times, presented by Steve Cooke; Preventing respiratory distress in surgical patients, presented by Marcia Swasey; and Holistic relaxation: pain management in orthopedics, presented by Maria Feola. Thats quite an impressive list of presenters and topics. Next year, well need a bigger bus! NCHs remarkable evolution at the prestigious IHI gathering, from being a spectator six years ago to taking a leadership role today, is further proof of how far weve come as an institution and as quality health-care professionals. But the last thing we should do now is rest on our laurels. Now is the time for all of us to redouble our efforts in realizing IHIs five yardsticks to sustain our communitys continued progress in quality health care. We should all be proud and thankful for the 4,000 NCH colleagues who are making a difference in our communitys and our nations health care, every single day. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of NCH Healthcare Systems. STRAIGHT TALKFrom conference spectators to poster presentation leaders e D i D p BY CHUCK CURRYSpecial to Florida Weekly For an hour a day, they can do something that everyone else is doing. Isabel Castro, a 30-year dance veteran and class instructor Signs of Parkinsons diseaseTremor or shaking Small handwriting Loss of smell Trouble sleeping Trouble moving or walking Constipation A soft or low voice Masked face (no expression) Dizziness or fainting Stooping or hunching over Source: The National Parkinson Foundation SEE DANCE, A37COURTESY PHOTO A dance class wraps up with a sharing of energy.


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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! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Investing is not an easy thing to do. If it were, the world would be replete with multi-millionaires who made their fortune investing. In the 1980s and 1990s, managing your own portfolio was made easy: a rising tide in worldwide equities and declining interest rates lifted all portfolio boats. Many an individual who tried his hand at running his own money arrived at a self-assessment that he (if he must say so) did a pretty good job. In reality, his investment performance was largely buoyed by a bulls run. The new millennium brought a much harsher reality to do-it-yourself investing as tech equities collapsed in the year 2000 and ensuing years brought two major market crashes and, now, another international banking crisis looms large. And traditional places to hide funds until the economic coast was clear have been unavailable to Joe the Investor; rapidly declining fixed income and CD yields are now nil. This time around, the Federal Reserve changed the rules and made cash a very painful place to stay. So where might the retiree and/or income-dependent investor go to find alternative, higher sources of investment income? Where to find equity plays that might have sufficient value to weather more volatility and uncertain times? They found answers at an online website called Value Forum. Started in 2003, VF is a 1,400-member community of investors who manage a collective $1.4 billion of capital. Most are individuals over 55; there is a sampling of hedge fund and money managers in the mix. VF serves as a clearinghouse for members insights and research. It is rich in content from outside experts and from many members who, unquestionably, are skilled beyond the standard money manager fray of talent. The forum allows the novice to follow a thread; for the experienced trader/investor, there is a community with like expertise. Within the broad forum are smaller groups and entry is by invite. Not that the group is snobbish; entry to some inner circles is best made by quality of your postings. The group generally embraces the investment style of Warren Buffett who, in my opinion, now value invests on a billionaires preferential playing field. Buffett often appears in critical times/situations when a lot of money is immediately needed and deal negotiation must be extremely fast; Buffett is handsomely paid and often well-protected in his investments.... far beyond terms available to the public. But traditional value investing, the pieceby-piece analysis of a companys assets and cash flow, is really not dead as VF carries a torch for individual investors. In general, the VF investor seeks higher income with added benefit that the dividend or distribution often provides a floor for the equity in volatile markets. A widely accepted maxim (akin to too good to be true) is: if the yield is so high, there has to be something very much wrong. But there are important caveats to that truism: if a company is sufficiently small, it will not be covered by an institutional analyst and, if the industry or company is sufficiently complex, many an analyst will stay clear of coverage as they know that few of their clients would have the patience, interest, time or capacity to read even the best of breed research on such. But this is where VF members thrive. Certain sectors offer many of the abovementioned size and complexity components: mortgage REITs, oil and gas MLPs/ trusts; shipping companies; and SBICs (i.e. real estate investment trusts, master limited partnerships, and small business investment companies). The Value Forum group likes the hunt and relishes prized annual yields of 10 percent plus; some pay upwards of 18 percent! Not all VF coverage is on high-yielding plays as some follow natural resources, agricultural/fertilizer plays, consumer products, even a tad of tech can be found. Not all postings are fundamental; some members share their technical approaches and some discuss business cycle/wave theorists (e.g. Nenner, Armstrong, Prechter, etc.) Participants post by handle and can remain anonymous except the forum hosts an annual event called InvestFest, held all over the country but, as it happens, this year is in Tampa on Feb. 12. Three days of learning and sharing many a face matched to their handle. One of the big highlights of the conference will be presentations by mortgage REIT AGNC and its recently formed sister company (MTGE) explaining how it manages their leveraged mortgage portfolios (with heavy explanation on how they have produced AGNCs quarterly dividend of 18 percent.... for several years). Another speaker is a VF member who is an expert in shipping companies, particularly those of John Frederickson. (Some VF members actually travel to Bermuda for Frederickson companies annual meetings and face-to-face fact-finding.) Other topics are: wealth planning, technical trading, etc. I am also on the speaker list but, lest you think this is self-promotion, I am eager to learn as I invest/trade in AGNC, MTGE, and CHKR and a list of others to be bought at certain prices. You can try VF online ( for a nominal cost. Downsides? This is not a free site, which is also an upside as it keeps out online riffraff. Also, the vituperous online dialogues sometimes lack decorum. A trial membership might make a great Christmas gift for the beginner investor (who needs a fish but was never taught how to investment fish) or the retiree who doesnt need more hardware, software, gloves, ties or gift cards. None of the above opinions or position disclosures should be construed as a recommendation; check with your adviser to determine suitability and for verification of investment facts. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 5718896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems. com. MONEY & INVESTINGGetting a little help from your Value Forum friends V c c i o t jeannetteSHOWALTER,


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PAGE 44 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Banking & Finance Richard Greenwood has joined The Naples Trust Company as a managing director and will help guide overall capital allocation and corporate strategy in addition to his role as a client advocate and member of the firms asset management committee. He will work out of the companys Naples and Chicago offices. Mr. Greenwood is president and chairman of the Chicago-based Madison Advisory Group Inc., which he founded in 1977 to provide investment services to institutions, foundations and high net-worth individuals and families. Madison acts as the general partner in a private investment partnership. From 2000-2003, he worked with Advisory Research Inc. in Chicago as the companys director of large cap equity investments. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years with Merrill Lynch as an account executive in its Chicago office. Board Appointments Several new members have joined the board of directors for the Neighborhood Health Center. They are: Sharon Hanlon, attorney with Zelman and Hanlon PA; Daniel Hickey senior vice president and senior portfolio manager at Northern Trust; Dr. Paul Jones, past board chair and a clinic volunteer who is board-certified in family medicine; Chet Scholtz, clinic volunteer and the retired president and CEO of Rossborough Supply Company; and Sandy Waite, co-owner of Platinum Total Fabricare. Michael Schmidt, Ph.D., has joined the board of Bonita Springs-based VR Laboratories LLC. Dr. Schmidt will support VR Laboratories in business development, negotiations, discovery and screening, clinical trials, medical food development and botanical drug development. He is one of three scientists teaming up for an inaugural science expedition aboard Virgin Galactics SpaceShipTwo. The scientists will study radiation and other exposure in the suborbital space environment. Dr. Schmidt has spent the past 20 years studying human performance under extreme conditions and developing analytics, small molecule therapeutics and neuroplasticity-based training solutions to optimize performance in these environments. Carol Conway, president of CRS Technology Consultants, has been named vice chair of the board of directors of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. She will assist in advancing the member services and public communication committees of the chamber. An 18-year resident of Southwest Florida, Ms. Conway is also active in the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, FGCU, The United Way and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Southwest Florida. Fitness Debra Orringer has been named director of fitness at Tiburn Golf Club. Previously with the fitness center at Kennedy Space Center and a consultant with equipment companies including Winsor Pilates and Total Vibes, Ms. Orringer holds a masters degree in exercise physiology. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and the American Council on Exercise. She also has been featured in and authored fitness articles for Shape magazine and the IDEA Fitness Journal. Health Care Dr. Vivian Ebert, D.C., was honored as the distinguished chiropractic physician of the year in Southwest Florida by the Florida Chiropractic Association. She has been a chiropractic physician in Southwest Florida for more than 30 years. She practiced for 27 years in Naples and recently opened Living Well Chiropractic in Bonita Springs. She graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Mo., and also completed a postgraduate program to become a certified chiropractic sports physician. Dr. Ebert currently serves as the president of the Collier County Chiropractic Society, which she co-founded in 1989. She also co-founded the Naples Executive Womens Golf Association, and is an assistant golf coach for girls at The Community School of Naples. Three bilingual, board-certified psychiatrists have joined the medical staff at the David Lawrence Center. Dr. Frank Lehninger will serve as a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Childrens Outpatient Services; Dr. Monica Robles will serve as the senior physician in Childrens Outpatient Services; and Dr. Luis Rives will serve as an adult psychiatrist in Adult Outpatient and Urgent Care Services. A native of Germany, Dr. Lehninger earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, European Division, and doctor of medicine from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Fachbereich Humanmedizin in Germany. After relocating to the United States, he completed residencies and fellowships in child, adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatry at SUNY Buffalo in New York, University of South Florida and University of Florida. A native of Spain, Dr. Robles received her doctor of medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid and completed her residency in psychiatry followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Rives earned his bachelors of arts degree in chemistry and his doctor of medicine from the University of South Florida. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Virginia. He has more than 15 years of experience in an outpatient, inpatient and hospital treatment setting serving the adult and geriatric population. He also has experience working with individuals battling eating disorders and chemical dependency. Maxine Michael has joined Park Royal Hospital as director of business development. She is responsible for marketing, product development and strategic community alliances for the private 76-bed mental health facility that will open in January on the HealthPark Medical Center campus in Fort Myers. Ms. Michael has 25 years of experience in the health care industry and has owned her own medical and mental health company for nine years. She most recently served as director of business development with Psychiatric Solutions Inc. in Fort Lauderdale and North Carolina and previously worked with privately held psychiatric and medical hospitals in the Tampa-St. Petersburg market. She holds a masters degree in gerontology from University of South Florida. Dr. Katie Harrington has joined Physicians Regional Medical Group, a strategic affiliate of Physicians Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Harrington earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies, and completed an OB/GYN residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Her specialties include high-risk obstetrics, pediatric and adolescent gynecology and family planning. Her office is in the Medical Arts Building at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. Hospitality Jason Babel has been promoted to director of sales and community relations for the five Southwest Florida Jasons deli restaurants. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Mr. Babel has more than seven years of experience as a catering manager for Jasons in Naples and Fort Myers. Chef Marty Freeman has joined the culinary team at Noodles Italian Cafe and Sushi Bar. He brings more than two decades of cooking and catering experience to the restaurant, beginning in the industry at age 11 washing dishes at a French restaurant in his hometown of Closter, N.J., and opening his first kitchen 10 years later in Westchester, Pa. ON THE MOVE Hanlon Jones Hickey Scholtz Waite Orringer Harrington Lehninger Robles Rives Michael Babel Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960 IN THE KNOW. IN THE NOW.Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. 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The search for Floridas black gold centered on the Panhandle and the 1.3 million acres owned by Barron Gift Collier, who was convinced his land would fuel Americas growing demand for oil. Early oil exploration proved fruitless until Sept. 26, 1943, when after decades of failed attempts and dozens of dry holes throughout the Panhandle and Southwest Florida, the Humble Oil & Refining Co. struck pay dirt at Sunniland just south of Immokalee. Humble, which later became Exxon, spent $1 million and reached a depth of 11,626 feet before tapping into the reserve. Sunniland No. 1 became Floridas first producing oil well. Although Mr. Collier never lived to see his speculation prove true, Humble Oil, which leased the mineral rights to Sunniland through Collier Resources, claimed the $50,000 incentive offered by state legislators who were eager to see Florida become an oil-producing state. The company donated the money plus an additional $10,000 to the University of Florida and the Florida State College for Women. Oil at Sunniland was discovered after a decade of seismic testing and numerous dry holes throughout Collier, Lee and Hendry counties a process involving the first big-wheeled swamp buggy in the country, according to a 2004 Petroleum Age article recounting the search for oil in Florida. Back in the old days they used gravity surveys and gravity anomalies, says Mr. Jones. It was traditional wildcatting. Oil forms in pockets so it really was speculation. Thats why historically there are a lot of dry holes put down in Florida. The challenge is to find those pockets of oil, which are not necessarily large. Some of these fields are 1,000 acres over 2 square miles. Sunniland No. 1 initially produced 140 barrels of oil a day before eventually settling down to 20 barrels. But the discovery of oil unleashed a fury of wildcat wells and within a decade, the field was producing 500,000 barrels annually from 11 wells. Sunniland Trend remained Floridas top producer until 1964, when after 34 dry holes and $10 million, Sun Oil tapped into the Felda field in nearby Hendry County. Oil was discovered in Jay in 1970, where 70 wells produced tens of millions of barrels annually until Exxon abandoned its operations in 2007 the same year BreitBurn Florida took over operations at 15 wells for Collier Resources, which retains the mineral rights to 800,000 acres in the three-county region. Last year, BreitBurn cranked up its oil production with new horizontal wells at the Raccoon Point Field, which accounts for more than half of its Florida production. Its capital spending in Florida in 2010 was approximately $24 million. Additional Sunniland Trend fields were discovered at Bear Island and Raccoon Point in 1972 and 1978, respectively. Both operations began before the land became part of the Big Cypress National Preserve and have yielded a combined output of 31 million barrels. The Sunniland Oil Trend has one of the highest on-shore per-well flow rates in the country. Oil tapped in Southwest Florida is piped into storage facilities, which, when full, are transported by tanker trucks to Port Everglades and periodically emptied into barges. Those barges transport Floridas black gold across the Gulf of Mexico to refineries in Texas, explained Mr. Jones. Of course, finding oil today is a little more scientific than it was during those fledgling wildcat days. Depth-penetrating oil-locating sound waves reduce the need to drill multiple exploratory wells. Today, its more precise, says Mr. Jones. They use a 3D seismic process, to identify oil. Floridas inland oil production topping 600 million barrels since 1943 has occurred without a hitch. Inland oil production, especially in the Sunniland Trend, is a different animal than deepwater offshore drilling, says Mr. Jones. We dont have the prospect of a blow out, which is something that occurs at the well head, he says. Our wells are two miles deep and the oil rises on a couple of hundred feet. All of these wells are pumped. Theres no free flow to the surface.Reopening old oil fieldsIts that almost-risk-free venture Rep. Hudson is advocating with HB 87, which will offer tax incentives for tapping into wells drilled before 1981 in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle. His bill could step up Floridas oil production by next summer. The House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee voted 10-4 last week in favor of the proposal that would open up 16 Florida oil fields, including five in Southwest Florida. In an official statement, Collier Resources said it was not aware of Mr. Hudsons proposal but does believe that additional onshore drilling in Florida can provide many benefits including new jobs. Oil drilling in Southwest Florida, ongoing for over 60 years, has proven to be an economic advantage generating tax revenues and creating jobs all in an environmentally sensitive manner. Quite honestly I havent followed the bill, Mr. Jones says in an exclusive interview with Florida Weekly. But I understand the purpose of it: New drilling technology could target abandoned wells in a different direction. Whether Rep. Hudsons proposal stirs a controversy akin to that of offshore drilling, it has spotlighted an industry few knew existed in Collier County. Generally, people dont realize oil production is occurring right here in Florida and Southwest Florida, says Mr. Jones. It creates jobs. We currently have a partner and at some point in the future will look at the possibility of doing exploration ourselves. We would ultimately get into oil production, as well. DRILLINGFrom page 1 GULF OF MEXICO ATLANTIC OCEAN Lake Okeechobee Naples Fort Myers West Palm Beach Ft. Lauderdale Miami SunnilandBROWARD BROWARD DADE DADE LEE LEE Everglades National Park Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Big Cypress National Preserve Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Oil Pipeline Bear Island Raccoon Point 41 75CHARLOTTE CHARLOTTE Lehigh Park Townsend Canal Felda West Felda Forty Mile BendGLADES GLADES Seminole Mid Felda Corkscrew Devils Garden Truck Loading Facility Baxter Island Pepper Hammock Lake TraffordPALM BEACH PALM BEACH HENDRY HENDRY COLLIER COLLIER MONROE MONROE 41 27 441 98 441 441 1 98 1 1 1 75 95 0 5.210.415.6 2.6 Miles Oil Fields in the Sunniland Trend of South Florida GENERAL NOTES1. This map is for estimate purposes only and should not be used for making final site specific land use decisions. Data provided are derived from multiple sources with varying levels of accuracy. LEGENDApproximate Oil Field Location COLLIER RESOURCES / COURTESY IMAGE COLLIER RESOURCES / COURTESY PHOTOOne of Collier Resources oil derricks at sunset.

PAGE 48 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 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@ a new name: The William C. Huff Companies NETWORKING 1 Megan Rozin, Elizabeth Hendrix, Vivian Amenti, Kira Krumm, Laurie Anderson and Shana Williamson 2 Miromar Designer Center 2011 Designers of Distinction Brigitte Mareschal, Melissa Allen, Ivy Scheinholz, Beth Ann Tuyls, Creasha Weglarz, Kevin Steffanni, Kira Krmm, Megan Rozin, Janet Bilotti, Shana Williamson, Lisa Baldwin, Elizabeth Lodge and Tracey Rowley (not pictured, Robert Bowen) 3 Mark Fanta, John Garvalia and Peter Webster 4 Melissa Allen, Julie Mastry, Romy Posner, Cathy Robbins, Robert Bowen and Drew Rust Designers of Distinction honored at Miromar Design Center 3 1 2 4 1 John Purchase, Jaclyn and Jim Henderson 2 Barry Nichols, Sara Booker and David Varano 3 Don Neer and Julie Hussin 4 Cheryl Lampard and Karl Gibbons COURTESY PHOTOS Webst er 4 Melissa Allen, Julie Mastry, Romy Posner, Cathy Robbins, Robert Bowen and 1 3 2 4 D D D D D D re re re re re re w w w w w w Ru Ru Ru Ru Ru Ru st st st st st st COURTESY PHOTOS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 BUSINESS B9 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@ NAACP of Collier County 2011 Freedom BanquetNETWORKING Sea Salt hosts a book-signing party for chef/author Colman Andrews 1 Monica Cameron and Cheryl Baber 2 Ingrid Aielli, Bruce Gilbert and Fabrizion Aielli 3 Tricia Vanalmkerk, Ingrid Aielli and Lili Iglesias 4 Barbara Walker and David Vaughan 5. Rip Norman, Gala Reitz and Cheryl Wilson COURTESY PHOTOSConservancy of SWF hosts member recognition breakfast VERONICA PERINON / COURTESY PHOTOS DENNIS GOODMAN / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 4 2 3 5 1 Naples Police Chief Thomas Weschler and Mrs. Weschler 2 Akita Cannon, Irene Williams, Laurel Paster and Harold Weeks 3 Harold Weeks, local NAACP president, and keynote speaker former Sen. Bill Owens 4 Rev. Clinton Hall and Sharon Hall 5. Adline Metayer, Elizabeth Loredo and Peterson Herard 1 2 4 5 3 1 Martha Rozman, Rob Moher, Lavern Gaynor and Terry Flynn 2 Supporting sponsors Ken Krier and Ted Walters of Cummings and Lockwood 3 Presenting sponsors Dan Cardinal and Alfonso Olivos from PNC 1 2 3


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Six homes face Hurricane Harbor and six are along Gulf Shore Boulevard. Models are open daily. The home shown here is listed by Premier Sothebys International Realty. For more information, call 963-4242. REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 House Hunting: 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. COURTESY PHOTOS House Hunting is a new Florida Weekly feature that focuses on one listing in the local marketplace. Five agents have joined the team at Weichert, Realtors-On the Gulf. Michael and Donna Ricci moved to Naples from Rhode Island in 2008 and opened the restaurant Table 82. They are also the founders of an international adoption agency called Gift of Life Adoption Services. The Riccis are members of the Naples Area Board Realtors and the Florida and National associations of Realtors. Duncan Wales previously worked in contract sales of natural stone to area builders. Before relocating to Florida in 2002, he owned floor covering and interior design businesses in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Portland, Ore. He belongs to NABOR, FAR and NAR. Jo Ann Stafford is a 24-year resident of Bonita Springs. She belongs to the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and The Beach as well as to FAR and NAR. Guadalupe (Lupe) Morera has lived in Naples for 45 years and is the former owner and operator of an independent real estate brokerage firm. She holds memberships in NABOR, FAR and NAR. Prior to entering real estate, she worked in the medical field for 20 years. Cathy Rogers, a Certified Luxury Home Specialist, has joined Premier Sothebys International Realty as a sales associate. She is based in the companys office in the Esplanade Shops on Marco Island. Ms. Rogers previously worked for Keller Williams Realty, where she consistently ranked as a top producer. She graduated from Sacramento State University and enjoyed a career in customer service with a major airline before joining the real estate industry. Three members of the Bonita SpringsEstero chapter of the Womens Council of Realtors were awarded the Performance Management Network designation at the National Association of Realtors and National Womens Council of Realtors conference in Anaheim, Calif., in November. The recipients were Heather Wightman of John R. Wood Realtors, president of the local chapter; Judi Gietzen of Amerivest Realty, president-elect; and Debra McAlisterBrown of Sun Realty, vice president/ membership. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS ROGERS The Eagle has landedRedesigned course will ring in the New Year at TwinEaglesA grand opening celebration for The Eagle at TwinEagles, the communitys golf course that has been redesigned by Steve Smyers and his design associate Patrick Andrews, is set for Tuesday, Jan. 3. We regard what we are creating at TwinEagles as very much a work of art, Mr. Andrews says. The design worked to create interesting, vibrant shapes and lines that have a harmonious relationship to the surrounding land. The renowned Talon course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Jr., has been the pride of TwinEagles for years. Now The Eagle course is going to be the perfect complement to the Talon, says Dick McPhail, general manager at TwinEagles. The Eagle promises to be another home run in the Naples golfing world, with amazing approach shots, significant elevations and unique multiple tee boxes. The ninth hole is one of the neatest looking second shots into a par 4 that Ive ever seen in Florida, says Scott Newhouse, director of golf at TwinEagles. Imaginatively shaped greens, one of which is over 15,000 square feet, add to the allure of the new course, he says, adding, The best feature of this design philosophy is that it provides a different experience for golfers each time the course is played. When The Eagle opens, we will have two tournament-ready golf courses and two tournaments are already scheduled. TwinEagles hosts the 2012 ACE Group Classic and the CME Group Titleholders ladies LPGA tournament. A golf membership is included with the purchase of a new home in TwinEagles. There is a membership cap of 300 members per 18 holes of golf. SEE EAGLE, B16






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Dean Prevolos of Commercial Management of Naples represented the landlord. Healthy Body by Nina Inc. has leased 1,013 square feet of office space at 860 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, from Eagle Center LLC. Dave Wallace of CBRE brokered the transaction. J Mark Designs Inc. has leased 5,625 square feet of ret ail space at 3950 Tamiami Trail N. from The SherwinWilliams Company. Patrick Fraley of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. J&G Watson LLC has sold a 1,650-square-foot retail condominium in Burnt Pine Plaza at 24920 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, to Drs. Owen and Claudie Feeney for $215,500. Andrew DeSalvo and Matt Stepan of Premier Commercial Inc. negotiated the transaction. Love My Dog Salon and Inn has leased 2,100 square feet of retail space at Orange Pine Plaza, 2079 Pine Ridge Road, from PRY of Naples LLC. Mike Concilla of CBRE brokered the transaction. Natural Health Vitamins has leased 900 square feet of retail space at 304 Ninth St. N. from Cooke & Cooke Properties. Paige Eber of Investment Properties Corp. negotiated the transaction. Natures Creations Crafts LLC has leased 635 square feet of office space at Dockside Boardwalk, 1100 Sixth Ave. S., from Dockside LLC. Bill Young of CBRE brokered the transaction. Orange Leaf Yogurt has leased approximately 1,200 square feet of retail space in the Village on Venetian Bay. Dougall McCorkle of Premier Commercial Inc. represented the landlord. Tim Elvino of Coldwell Banker Commercial represented the tenant. Rolling Frito-Lay Sales LP has renewed its lease on 8,840 square feet of industrial space at 700 Industrial Blvd. from Houchin ODean LLC. Doris Taylor of CBRE brokered the transaction. Special Acquisitions Holdings Inc. has sold 3,700 square feet of retail/ office space at 2544 and 2546 Northbrooke Plaza Drive for $325,000 to RM PT Properties LLC. 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Admiralty Point At Moorings 1 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #402 10 acre Gated Luxury Beach Resort. One of a kind, facing beach & Gulf. 4th floor. Owner paid $1.6, then renovated/furnished. Turnkey. 3 pools, boating. Stunning. 3/3 (C7666) The Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $1,399,000 Bonita Bay, 4080 Marshview Ct Frey & Son built in 2003. Two master suites, custom cabinets with center island & granite counters, gas cook top, hobby room, den, family/media room, marble oors. 3+Den/3.5 (H5600) e Dillard Team, 498-2888, Nina Link, PA, 357-5058 $1,280,000 Pelican Bay, 806 Slash Pine Ct On quiet cul de sac, 5870 T.Sq Ft Pool Home boasts Total Renovation. Granite Kitchen & BAs, Marble, Tile, Fireplace, Cathedral Ceilings, New Roof & Pool. Florida Room. 3/2.5 (H4744) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $1,229,000 Colliers Reserve, 862 Barcarmil Way London Bay Award winner. 6000 sq. ft. Superb nishes, marble, granite, hardwood. 3 car garage. Elevator to 2nd level bonus suite. 3+Den/3.5 (H4839) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $1,199,000 Pelican Marsh, 8841 Muireld Dr Priced to sell peaceful & private luxury home situated on cul-de-sac in Muireld. Split oor plan ows nicely with formal dining room/living room area for entertaining. 4+Den/3 (H6155) Debi Foss, 272-4494 $1,150,000 Bonita Bay, 4801 Bonita Bay Blvd #1802 Sit in awe watching beautiful multi-colored sunsets from this exquisitely appointed 18th floor elevated home. Hardwood floors, granite countertops, SS appliances & more. 3/3 (C7457) The Dillard Team, 498-2888, Nina Link, PA, 357-5058 $1,150,000 Bonita Bay, 27401 Hidden River Ct Harwick home. Beautiful lake view, stately oak trees, crown molding, family room, replace, formal living & dining rooms, tray ceilings, large covered lanai. 3+Den/3.5 (H6176) Judy Stead, 273-3438 $1,100,000 Vanderbilt Beach, 405 Pine Ave Canal and partial bay view, immaculately maintained, granite kitchen tops, rare cut in boat slip with roof, elevator, volume ceilings, 3 car garage, great value. 3+Den/3 (H6214) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $899,900 Royal Harbor, 2120 Snook Dr Royal Harbor canal home with boatlift, dock, pool & large lanai for entertainment. Beautifully landscaped & totally remodeled. Hardwood oors, granite counters & more. 3/2 (H6153) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $895,000 River Reach Estates 27600 River Reach Dr Direct Gulf access, new villa home in Bonita Springs, deeded boat dock, custom pool/spa, outdoor kitchen & fireplace, 3-car garage, furnished model. 3+Den/4+2half (V1577) The Dillard Team, 4982888, Nina Link, PA, 357-5058 $849,000 Pelican Bay, 815 Arrowhead Ln Special home on huge cul-de-sac lot with crown molding, vol/tray ceilings, pool/spa. Attached garden apt. Chipping/putting green. 4+Den/3 (H5561) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $799,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #401 Living, dining, kitchen and all bedrooms overlook the Gulf, new kitchen renovation (new cabinetry, granite, tile and appliances). 2,532 A/C sq ft, 60 ft lanai. 3/3 (C7619) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $795,000 Stonebridge, 1975 Essex Cir Seldom available Faireld with den on cul-de-sac. Former decorator model with heated pool in sunny private setting in desirable Hawthorne. Text: MHG4 To: 97063. 4+Den/3 (H5682) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $785,000 River Reach Estates 27576 River Reach Dr Direct Gulf access, new villa home in Bonita Springs, deeded boat dock, custom pool/spa, outdoor kitchen & replace, 2-car garage & more. 3+Den/4+2half (V1575) e Dillard Team, 498-2888, Nina Link, PA, 357-5058 $749,000 Pelican Bay, 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd, #G14 St Raphael luxurious garden villa, comfortable easy living, 10 foot ceilings, stone oors, screened lanai and outdoor patio, private garden with pool, gated. 2/2 (C6907) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $700,000 River Reach Estates 27592 River Reach Dr Direct Gulf access, new villa home in Bonita Springs, dock & lift avail at additional cost, custom pool/spa, outdoor kitchen & replace & more. 3+Den/4+2half (V1576) e Dillard Team, 4982888, Nina Link, PA, 357-5058 $649,000 River Reach Estates, 27588 River Reach Dr Bonita Springs direct access to Gulf of Mexico new villa home, GE monogram appliances, deeded dock lift, custom pool & spa, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace. 3+Den/4+2half (V1583) The Dillard Team, 498-2888, Nina Link, PA, 357-5058 $649,000 Pelican Bay, 7032 Pelican Bay Blvd, #E302 Top oor Calais unit overlooking the golf course, 1,864 A/C Sq. Ft., 10 ft. ceiling on lanai and living area, storm shutters, elevator access, private garage. 3/2 (C7922) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $639,000 Pelican Bay, 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #603 Impressive Southwest Gulf view, bright and spacious, wood oors, electric shutters. Expansive wrap-around screened lanai. 2+Den/2.5 (C7921) Friley Saucier, PA, 293-3532 $619,000 Mediterra, 15509 Monterosso Ln, #102 Loaded with extras and professionally furnished. Spectacular long range lake views & is within walking distance to the Mediterra clubhouse. 3/2.5 (C5214) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $550,000 Four Seasons, 9404 Autumn Haze Dr Own this estate home on one-acre home site. Features include a replace in the family room overlooking large pool/spa. Formal living/ dining. Spacious back yard. 4+Den/2.5 (H5938) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $549,900 Moorings, 2170 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #81 W OPEN BY APPT. Spectacular Gulf & bay views! Penthouse unit ready for renovations! Walk to beach access. Boat slips available. Call today! 2/2.5 (C7599) Barbara Salinas, 449-2733 $549,000 Vineyards, 955 Fountain Run Large pristine single-villa with pool & beautiful lake view. 2 master bds: 1 upstairs with replace & balcony. So many extras. New AC, pool heater, generator & tile roof. 3+Den/3 (H6127) Bobbie Dusek, 6596132, Alexander Dusek, 207-7263 $520,000 Pelican Bay, 8495 Abbington Cir, #212 Sunny & bright open oor plan. South & west exposure. 1st oor end unit overlooking lake with water feature. Well-maintained with updated mechanicals. 3/2 (C7936) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $499,900 Sorrento At e Colony 23650 Via Veneto Blvd, #201 Former Model, furnished 3/3+den, granite & crown molding. Enjoy upscale ambiance of e Colony & Bay Club. Walking distance to beach shuttle. OPEN HOUSE BY APPT. 3+Den/3 (C7723) Judy Stead, 273-3438 $425,000 Bonita Bay, 26951 Montego Pointe Ct Immaculate seldom available end unit upstairs with southern lake view, cathedral ceilings, new hot water heater, built-in media center, storm shutters & more. 3/2 (C7873) e Dillard Team, 498-2888, Nina Link, PA, 357-5058 $363,500 Imperial Golf Estates, 1969 Imperial Golf Course Blvd Lovely Classic home located on lake & parkette. 2800 T. Sq Ft. Carefree Naples lifestyle awaits you. 5 Min drive to Beach. Pristine condition, turnkey furnished. 3/2 (H5822) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $359,000 Tarpon Bend, 27586 Tarpon Way PRICE REDUCED SUBMIT ALL OFFERS. 2 Story home on canal with easy access to Gulf, Boat dock & Lift, Heated Pool, Approx 1200+SF screened Lanai, W of 41, dual Master Suites. 3/3 (H5909) Dave Clements, 938-4360 $359,000 Moorings, 3200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #217 A beautiful setting, perfectly priced. Enjoy a vacation lifestyle year round from your second story bay front condo on Gulf Shore Blvd across from the beach. 2/2 (C7667) Michele Harrison, 5809889, Sharon Kennedy, 595-2032 $349,900 Vanderbilt Beach, 271 Southbay Dr, #232 Well-maintained 3rd Unit with bay view, common elevator & under building assigned parking. Boat dock included. Short walk to beach, restaurants. Great value! 2/2 (C7885) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $339,900 Pirates Cove, 27208 Gasparilla Dr Spectacular wide views of the Imperial River. is home site is a rare nd and perfect for your custom home design. (L1234) Michele Harrison, 580-9889 $339,000 Moorings, 2100 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #103 Facing Gulf, sugary sand beach steps away, Top renovation in complex. Turnkey furnished, all new interior, full size washer/dryer, Large Custom Tile, Hurricane shutters. 2/2 (C7757) The Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000 $319,000 Old Naples, 980 7th Ave S, #11 1st Floor, perfect Apt, beside pool, no stairs, & 1 of only four, 2BR, 2BA in Castleton Gardens. Reno & furniture included, 2 blocks to 5th Ave, 9 blocks to Beach. 2/2 (C7085) e Hutchison-Carmony Team, 272-7000, 272-4462 $299,000 Moorings, 2170 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #24W Leisure living in this Tommy Bahama dcor 1 bdrm, 1 bath, up to the minute pied-e-tierre. 3 Full beds, a must see (not pull out sofas), 2 decks o LR. Carport. 1/1.5 (C6636) e HutchisonCarmony Team, 272-7000 $279,000 Wildcat Run, 20675 Wildcat Run Dr #102 Enjoy fabulous long lake views from meticulous 1st oor unit with beautiful Florida sunsets across lake & island preserve. Spacious oor plan & large screened lanai. 3/2 (C7946) e Dillard Team, 498-2888, Nina Link, PA, 357-5058 $234,900


An exhibit of signed lithograph prints and vintage posters by master artists of the 20th century opens Friday, Dec. 16, at The von Liebig Art Center. On loan from Galerie Mourlot, New York, the works will remain at the Naples Art Association headquarters through Jan. 15. Eric Mourlot, owner of the New York gallery as well as the Galerie Mourlot in Paris, will present a behind-the-scenes look at the arts, lithography and the history of his familys business at 4 p.m. before the opening reception from 5:307:30 p.m. Dec. 16. The master artists in the exhibition are said to have been inspired to explore lithography, a unique print art form, through the encouragement of the Atelier Mourlot, a Parisian print shop founded by the Mourlot family in 1852. Exhibit showcases Picassos, Chagalls, Matisses and moreMy life as a rat, a flower, a snowflake in ...The Hard Nut Local dancer reflects on her roles in Mark Morris rendition of a classicAs a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, Ms. Bochette performed in the January 1991 debut of the dance in Brussels, Belgium. Though The Nutcracker is standard ballet repertoire, it was the first time shed ever danced in any version of the holiday staple. Viewers today can see her in the DVD of The Hard Nut, originally filmed for the PBS series Great Performances: Dance in America. The dance has been shown annually on cable TV on Ovations Battle of the Nutcrackers, in which viewers vote for their favorite from among five different productions of The Nutcracker the network broadcasts. The winning Nutcracker then airs on Christmas Eve. The Hard Nut was so popular ALYCE BOCHETTE LOOKS BACK WITH GREAT FONDNESS AT HER TIME AS A RAT. It was fun to be a rat! she says. We came out from under the couch and fought the GI Joes. In addition to being a rodent, she was also a flower, a snowflake and a fashionable woman from France. She played these roles as a dancer in The Hard Nut, Mark Morris groundbreaking, offbeat interpretation of The Nutcracker.BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ The snowflakes in Mark Morris The Hard Nut COURTESY PHOTONAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 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 Apart from the othersRestaurant critic Drew Sterwald discovers A Table Apart remains in a league of its own. C35 Opera at the moviesThe Met shares abridged classics at area cinemas. C12 New Years Eve A-listers populate this romantic comedy. C11 SEE MOURLOT, C23 SEE HARD NUT, C4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOVintage art posters from Galerie Mourlot.

PAGE 66 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Same week appointments available. SWFLs Most Comprehensive Skin Center Three Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeons Dermabeam Non-surgical Radiation Therapy Camisa Psoriasis Center Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Spa Blue MD Medical Spa A Melanoma InitiativeThei on P ass Proud supporter of the Passion Foundation. North Naples 239-596-90751015 Crosspointe Dr.Downtown Naples 239-216-4337261 9th St. S. Marco Island 239-642-3337950 N. Collier Blvd., #303Ft. Myers 239-437-88107331 Gladiolous Dr.Cape Coral 239-443-15001425 Viscaya Pkwy., #102See Spot. See Spot Change. See Riverchase Dermatology. People will tell you newspapers are dying. They say its all electronic now, that nobody pores over the morning paper with a cup of coffee, flipping through the funnies and reading the latest from Dear Abby. Its true that many of us have moved to online formats. We prefer to the old paper-and-ink editions. But I still have an affinity for the printed newspaper, and I still flip through the comics with my morning cup of tea. And, God help me, I still love Dear Abby. Her topics have become racier over the years, the current slew of sex scandals and derelict boyfriends nothing like the G-rated versions I read growing up. What I love best about the Dear Abby letters is their obviousness, the way the questions almost feel rhetorical. I sometimes wonder why the writer even bothered; the answer is often in the asking. For instance, In a Quandary recently wrote in with these two opening sentences. Dear Abby: I married Raymond in 2004. I met his son, Bill, a year before the wedding and have been in a relationship with him ever since. Yikes. I scanned to the end of the letter, wondering what she could possibly want to know. Am I walking into a ring of fire by keeping the relationship with Bill? Quandary asked. Yes, dear writer. Unequivocally, yes. Another advice-seeker presented a different dilemma. She was 31 and had been in a relationship with a man for 11 years. She desperately wanted a baby. But the boyfriend? He says he has a successful business, loves his life and doesnt want any more kids, she wrote. He hinted that he might change his mind down the road but made no promises. Whats more, the woman wrote to Abby, she had two abortions five years into their relationship. He felt we werent ready, she said. She signed her letter Cheated in New York and asked Abby for help. I hate him for this, she said. Im starting to pull away. I took a sip of tea and pushed my empty cereal bowl to the edge of the counter. I wondered if people took the time to read back over their letters, if they were truly so blind to what was really going on. Did Cheated in New York not see that she was being used? Did she not understand that her boyfriend of more than a decade was never going to give her what she really wanted a stable relationship and a baby? Did In a Quandary really think that her affair with her husbands son could go on forever? That she hadnt already plunged her marriage into hot water? Apparently not. I folded the paper and mentally cast stones at the Abby letter-senders. I shook my head at their willful blindness. But then I stopped myself. What would my own letter to Dear Abby look like? I started to compose one in my head, realizing as I wrote that my romantic complications would wind up being just like those I read every morning: Elusive to my own eyes, but painfully obvious to everyone else. Dear Abby letters put relationships in perspective SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSDear Abby: I married Raymond in 2004. I met his son, Bill, a year before the wedding and have been in a relationship with him ever since.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 C3 How do you describe your art form and your style? Expressionist painter. oil and mixed media many large-scale works. Im also a printmaker. I am considered a colorist. I usually work in series and I enjoy exploring new ideas. My style is high-energy, fresh and very spontaneous. I follow my whims and random ideas, only to find later that they are linked and meaningful. I love surprise. Where are you from? I was born and grew up in Baltimore, Md. When did you discover your creative talents? When I was in the 11th grade, my art teach pulled me aside and said, Tammra dear, you really should pursue your art. I was quite shocked. Where can we see your work? In my studio at 5760 Shirley St. and online at What inspires you? Just about anything can bring birth to new ideas. I need to always be open and watchful, visually and mentally. Music is a great inspiration, rhythmically and sometimes content-wise. How has living in Naples inspired you? The light and lightness of being, the joyful lifestyle here inspires me. I teach at The von Liebig Art Center, and my wonderful group of students have been inspirational in a special way. What is your studio like? Cozy and filled with music. Wonderfully messy my own organization of tables full of many, many colorful tubes of paints and brushes in all sizes. Are you a full-time artist? Yes, and an art educator. How do you feel your art contributes to our community? My work is contemporary and much of it is abstract. I think my vision is my own, and therefore brings its own unique point of view to an art-forward community. How do you use technology in your work? For announcements and invitations. Also for creating my website, lots of image communications and entries and sales, my contact list of patrons and studio visitors, keeping earlier versions of a painting, and for storing, scanning and printing images that will be used in paintings as collage. Outside of your art, what are you passionate about? Family! I also love physical exercise and fresh air. And I care a lot about my friendships, old and new. What are you reading now? The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and Incognito, the Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman. Who have you studied with? I studied at Syracuse University School of Fine Arts and The Maryland Institute of Art, which is where I met my mentor, Jon Schueler, from the New York Abstract Expressionist School. Tell us about any awards won or recognition that youre proud of. I enjoy the fact that my work resides in many major corporate collections, as well as in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Baltimore Museum of Art. What would you want to be if you werent an artist? I enjoy working with young adults, so I could see myself as a kid coach for college applications helping students understand and believe in their talents and finding their hook! Favorite artists: Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard and Milton Avery. 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 USTammra Sigler Open for Public Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-3:30pm Dinner Daily 4:00pm-Close Open Every Holiday Including January 1st 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008DRAMATIC CHANGE AT VERGINAWe Make Food With Passion, For Lasting Impressions. Now taking reservations for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day! oldenaplesvet349 14th Ave. South Naples, Florida 34102 239.331.3345 Full Service Boutique Style Veterinary Hospital in the heart of Historic Olde Naples.Anne Lozynski, D.V.M THIRD STREET SOUTHThe Birthplace of Old Naples GLORIOUS FOOD, GREAT SHOPS & GRACEFUL BYWAYSGlamour & Good Times Since the 1930s

PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 winning in 2007, 2008 and 2009 that Ovation retired it from the competition. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmanns original Nutcracker tale, which is much darker than many realize, and by Charles Burns comic book illustrations, Mark Morris ballet is a far cry from George Balanchines classic version. In The Hard Nut, partygoers don green and red s outfits (think bellbottoms, mini-skirts and shirts with long, way-too-pointy collars). Their dances include The Jerk, The Swim and The Bump. They proceed to get drunk and make passes at each other or pass out. The familys maid is actually a man in a French maids outfit. Ms. Bochette danced with the Mark Morris Dance Group from 1988-1995. A Fort Myers native, she now contributes her expertise to the students of Dance Bochette, which is under the tutelage of her mother, Jeanne Bochette, in Fort Myers. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the debut of The Hard Nut, I invited Ms. Bochette to watch the DVD with me over pizza. Itd been years since shed seen it. Here are some highlights from the ballet, along with Ms. Bochettes reactions, memories and behind-the-scenes comments.Opening creditsThe camera pans over Brussels ornate Theatre Royal de la Monnaie. When it passes over some people sitting in a box, Ms. Bochette points out that the woman in purple wearing glasses is the choreographers late mother, Maxine Morris, and the younger woman next to her is his sister, Maureen. Theyre not identified on screen. The children watch TVThe ballet opens with Marie, Fritz and Louise watching television. Dressed in black and white, they almost look like comic book figures themselves. The set design, by Adrianne Lobel, is based on Charles Burns pen-and-ink drawings. The one playing Fritz is Marianne (Moore), Ms. Bochette notes. Its actually a woman. And shes not the only dancer playing the opposite gender in this ballet. The housekeeper soon appears, performed by Kraig Patterson, a slim African-American man who dances en pointe, which is extremely rare for men. He just brought the house down (with his performance), Ms. Bochette says. Mikhail Baryshnikov was supposed to be in the dance, she reveals, adding, He was cast as the Nutcracker Prince, but he ended up not performing with us because he hurt his knee. Party prep/rrival of the guestsThe parents, Dr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum, show up, both dressed in holiday greens and reds. The husband, a short man sporting glasses and a goatee, wears a green plaid jacket. Thats Barry Alterman; he was one of the company managers, Ms. Bochette says. The physically imposing mother, wearing an off-the shoulder dress, is Peter Wing Healey. He towers over the husband. Ms. Bochette comments that some of the audience members never realized he was a man. The father turns on the TV, which shows a fire in a fireplace. The guests arrive, dressed in bellbottom pants, half-unbuttoned shirts. (The choreographer, Mr. Morris, has his shoulder-length hair tucked up under an Afro-like wig and wears a green silk scarf tied around his neck. Hes the man who passes out on the couch.) The waltz of the drink cart, Ms. Bochette notes as they all proceed to get drunk, following the maid as she pushes the cart. When the company performed The Hard Nut in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, We had walk-ons by former Mayor Ed Koch and Kitty Carlisle, she says. They came in as a couple to the party. They didnt dance, but the other guests hobnobbed with them onstage, she adds.Gift givingChristmas gifts are exchanged, and two large boxes contain a Barbie doll and a robot. Ms. Bochette laughs. I forgot the robot was anatomically correct, she says. The robot and Barbie dance, until the robot rips off Barbies right arm. This definitely wasnt in Balanchines ballet! Invasion of the ratsWhen Marie falls asleep, rats appear. The first ones are motorized and have glowing red eyes. The dancers were controlling them by remote control from the wings, Ms. Bochette says. They had to rehearse how to control them. As Marie dreams, everything around her grows to gargantuan size. As rats, we were standing behind the dust skirt of the couch, which is actually a curtain, waiting to come out. I think I was the first rat out. She watches the screen. Thats me, she says. I think Im the tallest rat. The soldiers in The Hard Nut are GI Joe dolls come to life, complete with beefy, flesh-colored foam muscles epitomizing masculinity on steroids. The Rat King shows up wearing sunglasses and a sequined Elvis-like jumpsuit. He has three heads, each one sporting a crown. As the GI Joes fight the Rat King, Ms. Bochette points to action happening behind them. Thats me right there, she says. Im eating a GI Joes foot. A British special effects company that had made all of the costumes for The Dark Crystal, a 1982 BritishAmerican fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, made the rat costumes. There were these rubber plastic mouse heads with a big snout and whiskers The body was a padded unitard. Mark said he wanted these really scary rats with thin, thin female legs. Waltz of the SnowflakesWaltz of the Snowflakes is one of the more beautiful dances in The Hard Nut. In another unconventional twist, Mr. Morris put males and females a dance that was traditionally only performed by women. (He did the same for Waltz of the Flowers in Act II.) In a 10-minute interview also on the DVD, the choreographer states: As far as Im concerned, flowers have different genders Snowflakes, I dont believe have sexual characteristics of any kind. Frankly, I wanted a stage full of people, and my company is 50 percent men and 50 percent women. It became a sociopolitical thing when, in fact, its just: Bring on the snowflakes! As more and more snowflakes leap about the stage, they toss handfuls of snow into the air. Twenty pounds of confetti were used for each performance. Wed go offstage and just grab handfuls of the snow before we went back out, Ms. Bochette recalls. The dancers all wear tutus and offkilter headpieces that look like the swirly tops of ice cream cones. At one point, dancers hidden in the wings were throwing handfuls of snow onto the stage, Ms. Bochette explains. And at the end of the number, the snowflakes leap across the stage, tossing handfuls of snow up into the air in time with the orchestras crashing cymbals. French DanceIn Act II, in this tale within a tale, a princess is bitten on the face by a rat and becomes ugly. Only a special hard walnut can cure her, and the man who can bite the hard nut and crack it open will return her to beauty and win her hand in marriage. A search is made around the world for this magical hard nut, which introduces the Spanish Dance, Chinese Dance, Russian Dance. (The Arabian Dance, starring Mr. Morris as a woman veiled in orange, was edited out of the Great Performances Dance in America and is offered elsewhere on the DVD as an extra.) Ms. Bochette is one of four dancers in the French Dance. She enters first, with supermodel haughtiness, high stepping and wearing a hat that looks like a lampshade. Each dancer is holding a prop. I have a Vogue magazine, Bill (Wagner) has a baguette, Megan (Williams) has a hatbox and Joe (Bowie) has a riding crop, she says. Closing celebrationAt the end of the ballet, theres exuberance and a sense of celebration as all the women come out and do pique turns on stage. The men follow, doing turns in second, in which they spin rapidly with one leg outstretched. Usually one man in a ballet will come out and do that, but here its a whole stage full, Ms. Bochette says. Theres wistfulness and a joy in seeing her old friends and fellow dancers on the DVD, as the ballet brings back memory of that time. She performed The Hard Nut in Brussels a couple of times and also at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, but she cant estimate how many times shes danced it. The more you dance something, she says, the more comfortable you become with it, the more familiar your body is with the moves, and the more freedom you have with it. You dont have to think as hard, the movement becomes clearer in expression. You can go into an almost suspended thought phase. So then you (ital) are(close ital) the dance, youre not doing the dance.. HARD NUTFrom page 1 Holiday dance show Its not The Hard Nut, but its a holiday tradition. Dance Bochette and Gulfcoast Dance team up to present dances from The Nutcracker and other holiday classics at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at First Baptist Church on Jackson Street in Fort Myers. Admission is free. For information, call 334-3274 COURTESY PHOTOSThe party scene from a 2005 performance of The Hard Nut. Alyce Bochette performed in the production in the 1990s and appears in the DVD. The DVD cover by Charles Burns Alyce Bochette backstage during The Hard Nut

PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Theater Sherlock Holmes, the Final Adventure By The Naples Players through Dec. 17. 263-7990 or www. Beckys New Car By Theatre Conspiracy, Fort Myers, through Dec. 17. 936-3239 or See review on page C8. Its a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 18. 332-4488 or The Santaland Diaries By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 31. 332-4488 or A Christmas Carol By Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers, at 8 p.m. Dec. 15-17 and 2 p.m. Dec. 18. 2180481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida. com. Irving Berlins White Christmas At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or A Christmas Survival Guide At the Off Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. 2784422 or Thursday, Dec. 15 Shakespeare Fun A free Shakespeare seminar and wine tasting with John McKerrow of Shakespeare in Paradise takes place from 4-6 p.m. at Clive Daniel Home. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 261-4663. Art in Bonita The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. at the Arts Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr. 495-8989 or Holiday Pops The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Holiday Pops at 8 p.m. tonight through Sunday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or Cantors in Concert The Gulf Coast Symphony presents Cantors: A Faith in Song at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. A reception starts at 6:30 p.m. 277-1700 or Friday, Dec. 16 Fine Art The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center hosts a preview reception for Lithography from Galerie Mourlot, New York from 5:307:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Jan. 15. See story on page C1. Craft Show The Southwest Florida Craft Guild hosts an opening reception for No Boundaries from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. The juried show features work by local guild artists in clay, glass, sculpture, jewelry, fiber arts, wood and mixed media. It remains on exhibit through December. 26100 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 495-8989. Seasonal Sounds The Naples High Concert Bands perform a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the school auditorium. $5. 821-8520. Hansel and Gretel By Opera Naples tonight through Sunday in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. 963-9050 or It Takes Two Enjoy a tango show by Pablo and Vicky at the Martin Fierro Restaurant, 6002 Radio Road. 659-5996. Sacred Tunes The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida performs The Messiah at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 418-1500, 560-5695 or Saturday, Dec. 17 Storytime with Santa The jolly old soul himself reads holiday classics for kids 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. at Waterside Shops. Young performer Jessie Cohen entertains at 3 p.m. Street Art Celebrate original American art while shopping at the Shirley Street Galleries and Studios from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5760 and 5850 Shirley St. 572-3386. More Art rd Saturday Art Days, presented by the North Naples Arts Alliance, runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in galleries and studios in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. 821-1061. Christmas Carols The choir at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church presents a concert of carols at 5 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Sunday. A carol singalong concludes the program, and a reception follows. 262-6581, ext. 207. Holiday Party Ooh La la Jewels Du Jour holds a holiday open house from 6-8 p.m. The Holiday Harmony Carolers sing seasonal classics. 434-9700 or www. Free Concert The Naples Orchestra and Chorus presents its holiday concert at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at Golden Gate High School. Free. www. Beachfront Brass The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents Late Night Brass in a free outdoor holiday concert from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy craft-making activities, holiday snacks and more. 2612222. Winter Wonderland The Village on Venetian Bay presents holiday activities and entertainment by Patchouli Duo from 5-8 p.m. Movie Night Its free family movie night from 7-10 p.m. under the stars at Cambier Park. Tonights feature: The Polar Express. 213-3058. Bluegrass Sounds Hearttown Bluegrass performs at 7 p.m. at the Norris Center. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 213-3049. Holiday Cheer Florida Gulf Coast University Theatre Lab presents Thistletoe Cabaret, an evening of seasonal cheer and a silent auction beginning at 7 p.m. in the FGCU Arts Complex. $25. 590-7268. Holiday Pops The Southwest Florida Symphony performs Holiday Pops: Timeless Treasures at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 418-1500 or Sunday, Dec. 18 Free Film The Marco Island Jewish Film Festival presents 00 Voices: A Journey Home at 2 p.m. Free. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800. Big Band Sound The Gulf Coast Big Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058 Bach Ensemble The Bach Ensemble Troubadours and the choir at St. Marks Episcopal Church present A Holiday Celebration at 6 p.m. at the church on Marco Island. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTONight Lights: A Winter Solstice Celebration returns to Naples Botanical Garden this year with more music, activities, marshma llows and lights from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and again Dec. 26-30. See story on page C17. COURTESY PHOTONaples City Improv takes the stage for an evening of ad-libbing from 8-10 p.m. Friday at The Norris Center. 213-3058. COURTESY PHOTOPack up the family with some blankets and chairs and head to Mackle Park on Marco Island for a free screening of the holiday favorite Home Alone beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. 252-4000.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 C7 ACCESSORY SALE!thru DEC 23 TRADITIONSClassic Home Furnishings870 6th Ave S, Naples (239) 213-1240 Minneapolis Saint Hostess Gifts & Fine Accesories All That Jazz The Jerry Stawski Quartet performs from 2-4 p.m. at Sugden Regional Park. 775-2800. Holiday Service Marco Presbyterian Church holds a family Christmas service, Through the Eyes of a Child, beginning at 6 p.m. 875 W. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. 394-8186. Monday, Dec. 19 Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Gigante at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 4958989 or B-I-N-G-O! Bingo games begin at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a free kosher hot dog supper. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800. Film Event Its TGIM for the Fort Myers Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Learn how films are selected for the event and intellectualize with the indie film community, assorted guests, and host Eric Raddatz. Tuesday, Dec. 20 Broadway Tunes Waterside Shops presents a sneak peek of the national tour of the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, with 20-minute shows at noon and 2 p.m. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presents the show at 8 p.m. tonight through Dec. 23. Menorah Lighting Chabad Naples hosts a Chanukah celebration from 5-7 p.m. Free parking and shuttle service from the Northern Trust Bank building. 404-6993. Movies at Mercato The Mercato Movies on the Lawn series continues with A Christmas Story beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Free. Night Lights A Winter Solstice Celebration is set for 6-8 p.m. tonight through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30 at the Naples Botanical Garden. Enjoy concerts, a movie night and more. www. See story on page C16. Wednesday, Dec. 21 Wine & Music Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts Wine Down Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Open mic night starts at 7:30 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Funny Guy Jimmy Walker performs today through Friday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Coming up Acrobatics Galore Cirque Dreams Holidaze takes the stage Dec. 27-Jan. 1 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or Me and My Girl At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, Dec. 29-Feb. 11. 278-4422. Art Event The Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival is set for Dec. 31-Jan. 1 at Coconut Point. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (561) 746-6615. The Gin Game Kay Francis and Tom Milligan present The Gin Game Jan. 4-6 at The Norris Center. (800) 8383006 or Good Company TheatreZone presents Stephen Sondheims Company Jan. 5-15 in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or Hyacinth Series Moorings Presbyterian Church presents organist Nathan Laube on Jan. 6. No tickets; freewill offering. 261-1487 or Young Artists Bayshore CAPA presents the Naples Music Club Young Artists in concert Jan. 6 as part of the Eric Kunzel Commuinty Concert Series at Edison State College-Collier. 775-2800 or Neapolitan Opry Cluster Pluckin at The Norris Center features The Laws, The Bugtussle Ramblers, Scott Ritter & The Bean Pickers, The Crying and Screaming Blues Band and more on Jan. 14. 213-3049.Mamet Play Gulfshore Playhouse presents David Mamets Race Jan. 27-Feb. 12 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to 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 COURTESY PHOTOIrving Berlins White Christmas plays at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Dec. 25. 278-4422 or


Fairly early into Beckys New Car, Theatre Conspiracys latest production in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts, Becky (Lauren Drexler) decodes womens secret longings for us. When a woman says she wants new shoes, she really wants a new job, she explains. When a woman wants a new house, she actually wants a new husband. And when she says she wants a new car well, what shes really longing for is a new life. Beckys at that mid-point in life when friends and spouses of friends are dying. She works hard as the office manager at a car dealership, but her bosses dont seem to appreciate her. The demands never seem to end, and she constantly brings work home with her, her work life continuously bleeding into her personal life. Shes married to a big slab of a guy, Joe (Gene Krupp), a roofer. Hes a little rough around the edges, and you cant quite see what Becky sees in him. Over the decades, their marriage has settled into one of comfortable takingeach-other-for-granted. (One of Mr. Krupps best scenes occurs when he does a little monologue about why he doesnt like to talk about his feelings or his wifes.) Their 26-year-old son, Chris (Jordan Wilson), still lives with them. Hes a psychology major in graduate school who lacks motivation to move out and look for a job. He has little life experience but thrives on psychoanalyzing and labeling everyone around him. Mr. Wilsons perfect in this role: smug and condescending. With youthful ignorance and from the safety of academia, he thinks he has the world all figured out but its all just book knowledge. Beckys car-selling co-worker, Steve (Martin Hastings), is a widower who still hasnt come to grips with the loss of his wife. Hes the type of guy who needs a woman to take care of him, and he leans on Becky for emotional support. Mr. Hastings plays him as a classic narcissist, displaying an irritating single-minded self-centeredness. One night, a wealthy man walks into the dealership to buy cars for his employees. Walter (Scott Thomson), a widower, falls for Becky, and as they converse, he mistakenly comes to believe that her husband is dead too. Mr. Thomson is perfect at portraying Walters mix of emotions: infatuated, hopeful, doubting, vulnerable. Becky, more than a little intrigued, doesnt know how to tell Walter that her husband is still alive. And so she begins to live a kind of double life.Quirky, fun, intelligentBeckys New Car is the type of production Theatre Conspiracy excels in: quirky, funny and totally unpredictable. Steven Dietzs witty play is intelligent and fresh; not only could I not guess what was going to happen next, but I enjoyed his unique staging. The set (by Bill Taylor) is divided into thirds office, home and the veranda of Walters posh home among which Becky divides her time, stepping back and forth between locales in a just a matter of seconds. Ms. Drexler, whose appearance on stage is always cause for celebration, breaks the fourth wall from the very beginning, directly addressing the audience. She continues to do so throughout the night, even pausing to ask some women in the audience what she should do about Walter. The actress moves between script and improvisation and back again with unflappable ease. And her charm makes us like her character, even if we might not care for her choices. This is not as much a play about possible adultery as it is about midlife in general, and reassessing ones possibilities and options. Life narrows, the older you get, Walter says at one point. And Becky ruefully notes how, after 40, women become invisible. Perhaps thats part of the reason why Walters attention intrigues her so much; her husband, her son, her bosses and her co-workers all seem to take her for granted. And a client whose husband left her for a swimwear model echoes the classic Peggy Lee song, asking her, Is that it, Becky? Is that all there is? Its interesting to note that Mr. Dietz wrote Beckys New Car after turning 50 and experiencing a death in the family. And, as director Steve Hooper mentions before the play begins, Beckys New Car was commissioned by Charles Staadecker, a Seattle commercial Realtor, in honor of his wife Benitas 60th birthday. But the play is unexpectedly funny, not at all depressing. The characters dilemmas will ring emotionally true to anyone over a certain age. And Mr. Dietz displays suc an amazing sensitivity to women that at times its surprising to remember the play was written by a man. Beckys New Car received the Steinburg New Play Award from the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mr. Dietz was named one of the most produced playwrights in America in 2010, tied with Edward Albee and Tennessee Williams. Productions of Beckys New Car are popping up all over the nation. This is a play about changes about how life changes when we dont want it to, with friends or spouses dying or leaving, and about how we have to struggle to make positive changes the older we become. Walters daughter, Kensington (Bri Curtis), and his neighbor, Ginger (Nancy Antonio), represent opposite ends of the spectrum. The daughter is young, privileged, and more than a little spoiled. (Shes bored with her fathers present of a downtown loft, because he gave her the same gift last year.) She thinks life will always go on as it has been. Ginger, on the other hand, depended on a trust fund for decades, but now the money is gone and she must (gasp!) actually work for a living in her later years. This production, however, has one of the most boring openings I can recall seeing in the theater. For what seems like endless minutes, were subjected to watching Becky clean her living room. Director Steven Hooper lets this opening scene go on for too long. (No one wants to watch someone else do housework unless, of course, that person is wearing a Speedo or a French maids outfit, and cleaning your house for you. For free.) The numerous traffic signs tacked to the sets black curtain backdrop also seem superfluous and heavy-handed. But these are minor missteps. Beckys New Car is one of those rare nights at the theater: thoughtful, entertaining and fun. Its one hell of a ride. THEATER REVIEWBeckys New Car: As much fun as a MaseratiBeckys New Car, by Theatre Conspiracy>> When: through Dec. 17 >> Where: The Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers >> Cost: $18 >> Info: 936-3239 W p w l e a 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 C17 Meet interior designer and trendsetter Joe Ruggiero from HGTV, the PBS series This Old House and his design segments on Good Morning America. Ruggiero will offer design and color insights from some of the worlds top architects and designers. He will explain where he gets his inspiration for fabric designs including his new globally-inspired collection of Sunbrella Fabrics at Webster & Company. Seating is limited. RSVP by Monday, January 9, 2012. Register online ONLY at or call (239) 390-8207. THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 11 A.M. The World of Design with Joe RuggieroLocated at 10800 Corkscrew Road, I-75, Exit 123 in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers across All three oors open Mon. Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. First oor and Clearance Showroom open Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., others by appointment only.Miromar Design CenterPRESENTSTHE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES Free and open to the public. Following his presentation, complimentary refreshments will be served in Suite 340.12141511-2814 Joe Ruggiero Joseph Ruggiero & Associates, Inc., Los Angeles 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. One offer per table. 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 12/23/11. Must present coupon in advance. One offer per table.Celebrate the solstice, Garden-styleNight Lights: A Winter Solstice Celebration returns to Naples Botanical Garden this year with more music, activities, marshmallows and lights. From 6-8 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and again Dec. 26-30, the Garden will be an illuminated wonderland with hundreds of tiki torches and lit trees. Visitors will enjoy additional activities on Night Lights opening night Dec. 20 and on the actual winter solstice Dec. 22. A special screening of The Polar Express is part of the Dec. 22 activities. In addition to more lights, the Garden has added a number of live musical performances by The Wholetones, Island Vibes and Joseph Peliska with two performances per night on most evenings. A variety of activities ensure there is something for everyone in the family to do including: Create your own wish sticks Roast marshmallows over a toasty fire Decorate tasty holiday treats Walk the luminary-lit labyrinth Snap a photo with friends in the Foto Booth by Luminaire Foto Try the food and drink at the Garden Caf Cart by Tastebuds Custom Catering Night Lights: A Winter Solstice Celebration is sponsored by Eventz Inc. and Florida Weekly. Admission is $7 for Garden member adults, $3 for Garden member children; $15 for non-members adults and $5 for non-member children. For more information, visit www. COURTESY PHOTOVisitors at the 2010 solstice celebration


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Teaching Artist Selma Spies will take your kids on a journey through the magical world of storytelling and theatre.SESSION 1 (Thursdays): FEB 2 MARCH 8 SESSION 2 (Thursdays): APRIl 19 MAY 24 TIME: 3:15-4:15 PM / COST: $125 for one session $100 for each additional sessionStudents Ages 7-13 at all experience levels!These classes will include: Improvisation, Theatre Games and Pantomime Scene and Monologue Study Movement and Memorization Learning new ways to have fun and build confidenceSESSION 3 (Tuesdays): JAN 10 FEB 14 SESSION 4 (Tuesdays): FEB 21 MAR 27 SESSION 5 (Saturdays): APR 10 MAY 15 TIME: 4:30-6:00 pm / COST: $150 for single series $125 for each additional seriesElementary through Middle School (ages 6 14) Learn how to use the three Rs to create props, sets and costumes with instructor Jackie Morelisse, a theatre and visual artist. Bring your gently used plastic, jewelry and clothes to transform them into magical works of art. DATES: MARCH 3 APRIL 14 MAY 19 TIME: 12:30-3 pm / COST: $60 for one session $50 for each additional sessionAll classes held at THE NORRIS CENTER 755 8th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 TO REGISTER, CALL GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE @ 239.261.PLAY (7529) reduce, reuse, recycle reduce, reuse, recycle reduce, reuse, recycle student student theatre theatre artists artists residence residence student theatre artists residencein in in THE THEATRE EDUCATION PROJECT 2012 afterschool classes 2012 afterschool classes 2012 afterschool classes acting technique for the stage acting technique for the stage acting technique for the stage NEW FOR PRE-K! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 C19 Griffins readers will always be pleased to reunite with Logan Hamilton and Jock Algren, the latter being a prominent agent for a top-secret government security agency that is even more powerful than the familiar alphabet agencies. Involved in the case as well is Longboat Key Police Det. J.D. Duncan, a forceful and attractive woman whose friendship with Matt is cautiously moving toward romance. Before long, Matt himself is targeted, and the likelihood is that a powerful group with Asian connections is behind the Longboat Key attacks and similar ones elsewhere in the United States. More and more, the threat seems focused on American individuals who served in the Vietnam War, or the children of such former soldiers. Moreover, the friend who has called upon Matt for help a man who saved Matts life in Vietnam does not seem to be entirely forthcoming. The investigation requires cooperation between the official investigators J. D., her boss and to some extent Jocks agency and the unofficial ones like Matt and Logan. The team works well together, covering a lot of territory in and around the Sarasota-Tampa area, other parts of Florida and the Bahamian Abaco Islands. Matt and company must probe the mysterious Otto Foundation and the sinister Vietnam-era Operation Thanatos before getting to the bottom of things. Mr. Griffins plot has plenty of complications, twists and turns. He takes us from question to surmise to answer to new question with skill, allowing whats murky to clarify through the efforts, both physical and cerebral, of his key characters. The suspense thermometer registers increasing heat as the dangers multiply. The authors signature mood and tone give readers a splendid vision of Southwest Floridas aura and Matt Royals karma. Collateral Damage is a fine addition to the burgeoning canon of Florida mystery fiction.About H. Terrell (Terry) GriffinMr. Griffin has spent his adult life soldiering, studying, lawyering and writing. Born in Waycross, Ga., he moved to Sanford, Fla., at the age of 12. Upon high school graduation, he served for three years on active duty in the U.S. Army. He earned degrees in history and law at Mercer University. He was an editor of the Mercer Law Review and received the Delta Theta Phi Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Upon graduation, he returned to Central Florida and practiced law for 38 years. His first novel, Longboat Blues became a regional bestseller following publication in 2005. His next, Murder Key (2006), was an immediate hit. Blood Island (2008) had a second printing within three weeks and was a finalist for the USA Book News National Best Book of 2008 in the Mystery/Suspense category. It won several other awards as well. Wyatts Revenge, released nationwide in 2009, was named as National Best Book of The Year in the mystery/suspense category by USA Book News. Bitter Legacy, another hit, was reviewed in these pages this past January. 21 9th Street S. 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beach sessions families couples maternity newborns models corporate head shots317.777.9990 Give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season... THE MERCATO 9114 Strada Place | Naples (239) 591-2299 Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Years Eve MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY Holiday TraditionMake Us Part of Your RadiesseCOMBAT PREMATURE AGING SKIN Look Your Personal Best NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 zarelli performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Mr. Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond everything from jazz classics to bossa nova. He was the 2009 recipient of the Ella Fitzgerald Award, joining a select group of past winners including Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr. Tickets start at $55. Frank Cooper, University of Miami research professor of music, returns to explore the world of classical music as part of the Phils Lifelong Learning arts education program. Classes will begin at 2 p.m. in the Toni Stabile Building just south of the Philharmonic Center. Wednesday, Jan. 4: On the Path to Revolution: Baroque to Classicism Friday, Jan. 6: A New Style Components in Coalescence Monday, Jan. 9: Mastery Developed and Acknowledged Haydn Wednesday, Jan. 11: Genius Apparent and Achieved Mozart Friday, Jan. 13: Giant Astride the Centuries Beethoven Tickets are $160 for the series $34 each for individual performance. Concert pianist Jodie DeSalvo presents Shopping List! Or Chopin Liszt!, the first program in her piano music series in the Lifelong Learning program, at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9. Tickets to the first in the series are $42. The series, which can be purchased for $160, includes additional performances with Jodie DeSalvo as follows: Feb. 6 Jodie and Glenn, featuring NPO Concertmaster Glenn Basham; Feb. 27 A Tribute to Victor Borge; and March 21 Around the World in 80 Minutes! Grammy Award-winning jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall will perform at 6 and 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 (her performance on Feb. 12 has been canceled). Tickets start at $119. 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 UP AT THE PHIL COURTESY PHOTODiana Krall will perform Jan. 30 at the Phil. Premier of Naples & Spa Skin Carewww.premierskincareofnaplesandspa.comWest side of Tamiami Trail, 2 blocks South of Pine RidgeGift Certificates Available Botox & Dermal-FillerAvailable with 239.398.9712Board Certi ed Plastic Surgeon Holiday Special Microdermabrasion + Mini-Facial& 30 Minute Massage


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The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and co N n use to hel c a n o n t h e P a r a M T h e B like us on facebook NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 At Your ServiceCharleston Hunt Board Hand Carved Solid Teak Sideboard Available Exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Artists sought for Boulderbrook festivalsFestival organizer Richard Sullivan announces that his Boulderbrook Productions event management company seeks artists for three upcoming art festivals: The North Port Masters Art Festival will be held Feb. 25-26 at The Coco Plum Center. Proceeds will benefit Art in Public Spaces in North Port. The Boca Grande Masters Art Festival will be held March 24-25 on the grounds of the historic Boca Grande Resort. The festival takes place at the same time as the Boca Grande Wine Festival on the same property. Proceeds benefit The Harry Chapin Food Bank. The Marco Island Masters Art Festival will be held March 31 and April 1 in Veterans Park on Marco Island. This festival is held in partnership with Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. For more information about the festivals and online application forms, visit Library announces lecture series authorsFour best-selling authors have been engaged for the 2012 Nick Linn Lecture Series sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Collier County. Limited tickets remain available for the programs that take place at the Naples Grande on: Monday, Feb. 13: Brad Meltzer (The Inner Circle, The Tenth Justice, The Book of Lies and more) Monday, Feb. 20: James Rollins (the blockbuster movie novelization Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) Tuesday, March 13: Andrew Gross (The Dark Tide, Judge and Jury with James Patterson) Monday, March 26: Lisa See (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net, The Interior, Dragon Bones, Peony in Love and Shanghai Girls) For information about tickets, call Friends of the Library at 262-8135 or visit


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 C25 Illuminate Your Holiday Season with Nine Nights of Lights!December 20-23 & 26-30 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. each nightEnjoy live musical performances, family activities and hundreds of lights throughout the Garden every night!A Winter Solstice Celebration is back!Night Lights Dont miss additional activities on: December 20th The Wholetones Concert (Garden Members are Free This Night!) December 22nd Movie Screening: The Polar Express Please, no food or outside alcoholic beverages in the Garden during the event.Night Lights Admission: $15 for Non Members Adult / $5 Non Members Children $7 for Member Adult / $3 Member Children 4820 Bayshore Drive Naples, FL 34112 877.433.1874 Thank You to our Sponsors: Music for Minors plans fashion showMusic for Minors, a nonprofit organization that provides musical instruments for students in Collier and Lee county schools, holds a luncheon and tennis fashion show on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at The Club at Barefoot Beach. Local tennis players will model fashions provided by Just Tennis. Tickets are $50, and a raffle will help generate more money for the cause. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing Becky Kimberly at down to Fun Time funThe launch date for Fun Time Early Childhood Academys annual fundraiser, Fun Time Blasts Off into the Future, is Friday, Feb. 10, at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Guests will gather at 6:30 p.m. for a cocktail reception, dinner and silent and live auctions. Fifth Third Bank is the presenting sponsor. Tickets are $250 per person. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available. Proceeds will provide tuition assistance for the children of lowincome working families. For reservations or more information, call 261-8284.A wine tasting for Nicaraguan orphanageDiana and Jerry Thirion host A Pour For The Poor, a wine tasting featuring select vintages of Shafer Hillside Select wines, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 10, at Bay Colony Golf Club. Guests will taste pours from 1990 through 1997 of this rare and highly rated wine accompanied by enjoy hors doeuvres selected by three top local chefs and prepared by Master Chef Wilhelm Gahabka at a pre-tasting champagne reception. Proceeds will benefit Casa Jacinta y Francisco, an orphanage and school in Nicaragua that the Thirions manage. Attendance is limited due to wine availability. For more information or to receive an invitation, call Mr. Thirion at 777-1922.Go black tie for Make-A-WishThe sixth annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation is set for Friday, Jan. 20, at the Hilton Naples with the theme of Black and White. Individual tickets are $200 and sponsorships start at $3,000. Premium tables are also available starting at $5,000. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or SAVE THE DATE


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS TWO C29ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTSociety Past Repasts Cuisine WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 This week on WGCU TV THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 8 p.m. Celtic W oman: Believe The singing sensation Celtic Woman presents a new chapter of musical enchantment to be enjoyed by the entire family. The extravagant production was filmed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, with a dazzling array of visual and musical effects, including a 20-piece orchestra, 16-piece Atlanta Bagpipe Band, Aontas Choir and a 30-member childrens choir. FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 9 p.m. PBS Ar ts F rom San Francisco: The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet Experience Hans Christian Andersens haunting tale of love with San Francisco Ballets production of John Neumeiers inventive ballet. SUNDAY, DEC. 18 8 p .m. Mast erpiece Classic Downton Abbey Part 1 When the Titanic goes down, Lord Grantham loses his immediate heirs, and his daughter Mary loses her fianc, throwing Downton Abbey and its servants into turmoil. The new heir turns out to be Matthew, a handsome lawyer with novel ideas about country life. This Emmy-winning production stars Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern. (Followed by Part 2.) 9:30 p.m. Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey Part 2 Mary entertains three suitors, including a Turkish diplomat whose boldness leads to a surprising event. Downstairs, the shocking former life of Carson, the butler, is unmasked, and Bates risks his health to remain the valet. MONDAY, DEC. 19, 8 p.m. Antiques R oa dshow Forever Young A celebration for the young and the young at heart proves its not only toys and that capture the spirit of youth. Highlights include original art for a Dr. Seuss lunchbox and a childs shoe autographed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 8 p.m. Nature Christmas in Yellowstone Revel in a Christmas like no other from the unique crystals of snowflakes to the grand sweep of Yellowstones Hayden Valley. Santa Claus has changed in appearanc e thr oughout the centuries. He is now a mixture of the Dutch, German, Scandinavian, British and American characters that have represented Christmas. The earliest Santa-like figure was Saint Nicholas of Myra, a 4th-century Greek bishop. He was pictured in religious clothing and was very thin. By the 13th century, the bearded Norse god Odin had influenced the Santa Claus image. He led a hunting party in the sky while riding an eight-legged horse. The Dutch had Saint Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, by the 16th century. He rode into town on a steamboat in November and carried a book that told which children were good and which were naughty. Then in December, the elderly tall man with white hair and beard and a long red cape rode a horse in the sky and delivered gifts through the chimney. Santa got shorter by the 1840s in Scandinavia, where he became a bearded elf dressed in gray and wearing a red hat. The Scandinavians also have a tradition of the Yule Goat that pulled a sleigh through the sky. It came from the story of Thor, a Norse god. In 17th-century Britain, Father Christmas was a jolly, bearded man dressed in a green fur-lined robe. Here in America, Santa Claus has been inspired by the figure in the 1823 poem The Night Before Christmas, which describes St. Nick as plump and jolly but also as an elf that could slide down a chimney. By 1863 Thomas Nast, a cartoonist, had pictured Santa as a large, heavy-set man with a beard. The Coca-Cola ads in the 1930s feature the Santa best known today, the jolly man with a beard and furtrimmed red suit. All of the Santas gave gifts to children, and most could ride in the sky. A rare tin Santa toy made in the 19th century sold recently for $161,000. It shows Santa in a sleigh drawn by goats. The first one found made experts wonder if it was all original because goats, not reindeer, are pulling the sleigh. Two more of the clockwork toys are now known, however, proving that the expensive toy is original. Perhaps the maker was familiar with the tradition of the Yule Goat. Q: Can you give me information about a rhinestone necklace and matching screw-on earrings that were given to me by a deceased friend born about 100 years ago? Each piece is marked with the copyright symbol and the name Lisner. A: Your costume-jewelry pieces were marketed by D. Lisner & Co. of New York City. Founded by David Lisner in 1904, the company was strictly a wholesaler of imported European jewelry until the 1930s. During the s, Lisner enlisted a partner to oversee the establishment of a retail business that depended on contracts with jewelry manufacturers in Providence, R.I. The Lisner mark was used starting in the 1930s, but any Lisner mark with the copyright symbol dates from after 1955. The c ompany was sold and resold several times since 1979, and jewelry marked Lisner has not been made since 1985. Lisner necklace and earrings sets sell for $75 to $150 or even more, depending on style, colors, material and condition. Q: I have a set of four winking Santa mugs from 1960 with an H.H. logo on the bottom. Id like to know who made them and if theyre worth anything. A: Your winking Santa mugs were made by HoltHoward Co., an importing company that started working in New York City in 1949 and moved to Stamford, Conn., in 1955. The company sold candleholders, condiment jars, decanters, spoon holders, saltshakers and other table accessories. It was bought out by General Housewares Corp. in 1969. Holt-Howard pieces often are stamped in black with Holt-Howard or HH and the year of manufacture. The HH mark was used until 1974. Production of Holt-Howard pieces ceased in 1990. Your mugs, if in perfect condition, are worth $5-$6 each. Q: I have an Edna Hibel 1985 Christmas plate called The Angels Message. Its in perfect condition, but I dont have the original box. Id like to know the current value. A: Edna Hibels 1985 Christmas plate was the first in a series of four Christmas plates by the artist. It originally sold for $45. The first in a series of limited edition plates usually sells for more than subsequent plates, and buyers who discover the series later try to find the first of the series to complete the set. Today you can find this plate listed online for prices ranging from $10 or less to more than $200, but the plate in a frame sold for less than $15 at auction this year. Tip: A dirty rag doll can be cleaned with a vacuum. Put a lingerie bag, held in place by a rubber band, on the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner. Then vacuum for a few minutes. 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 & COLLECTINGCollectibles track Santa through the ages COURTESY PHOTOThis clockwork toy showing Santa in a goat-drawn sleigh could be wound up to move. It is one of three known, and was auctioned for $161,000 by James D. Julia of Fairfield, Maine. MR. TEQUILA RESTAURANT 3216 North Tamiami Trail(239) 304-8629 HAPPY HOUR 4-6pm 2-4-1 Margaritas Domestic Draft Beer $2.50 Everyday!Hours: Open 7 Days Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-10:30pm Best Margaritas in Town! Spend $25 Receive $5 OFF* one coupon per table Bha!Bha!A Persian Bistro BELLY DANCERS NIGHTComplimentary while you dine.2-4-118% gratuity added before discount. Must present coupon. Dine-in only. Limit 2 persons per coupon. EVERY DAY ENJOY LUNCH WITH PRIX-FIXE 3-COURSE MENU Not valid on holidays.EVERY NIGHT ENJOY DINNER WITH PRIX-FIXE 3-COURSE MENUNot valid on holidays. OPEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE & NEW YEARS EVE!

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Merchants of Beauty and Value275 Broad Avenue So. Naples, FL 34102 (239)262-4551 www.debruyne Monday thru Saturday 10 to 6 P.M. Sunday 12 to 5 P.M. 19th, 20th & 21st Century Paintings for the Discriminating Collector, Both Beginning and Experienced NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Caf Normandie, 3756 Tamiami Trail N.; 261-0977 This low-key outpost along U.S. 41 manages to provide delightful French fare and a casual, laid-back hospitality, compliments of owner Benoit Legris. The wine list is brief but well chosen, a snapshot of wines that please the owner. You cant go wrong with mussels in Normandie cream sauce or the well-executed escargots de Bourgogne. Roasted duck with spicy peach sauce was a glorious variation on duck lorange, and the shrimp and sea scallops au gratin were simple yet elegant. Dinner concluded with a classic raspberry tart and whisper-thin crepe Suzette. The service, Old World atmosphere and moderate prices all enhanced a wonderful meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2010 Fernandez the Bull, 1201 Piper Blvd., Naples; 254-9855 This restaurant has thrived for years at its 1265 Airport Road location. Now, with its sleek second location, even more people can enjoy the authentic Cuban cuisine served up by the hospitable Fernandez family and staff. I can recommend the Cuban nachos, an inventive mix of thinly sliced fried plantains, savory chicken, cheese sauce, capers and parsley (plan to share this one); calamari in a well-seasoned tomato sauce with pepper and onions, a refreshing departure from fried calamari; ropa vieja, a classic dish of shredded flank steak in a tomato sauce with peppers and onions; and shrimp and scallops in white wine, garlic and capers. Yuca in creamy garlic sauce, black beans and yellow rice and sweet fried plantains were great sides. For dessert, you cant go wrong with the flan or the tres leches cake. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2010Figs Grille, 25987 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-1700 Sam Tadros, the chef behind the popular Sam-Bucco Bistro in North Naples, has another winning concept with this exploration of the cuisines of Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Lebanon and France. Its a worthy and welcome concept, considering how inadequately some of the regions are represented here. When you cross the threshold, its easy to forget youre in a commercial strip center. Egyptian tapestries adorn the walls in the garnet and gold dining room. Ceiling lamps evoke Morocco and ethnic music plays softly in the background, but the effect is understated. Whichever country you decide to visit for your main course, your meal should begin with mezze platter of hummus and baba ganoush as well as charry and sweet grilled eggplant chunks and cucumber salad served with lightly pickled vegetables. You cant go wrong with one of several Turkish kebabs or with the filet medallions with grilled shrimp, garnished lavishly with caramelized onions, port wine sauce and fig chutney. Lush (chocolate marquise) or light (lemon semifreddo), dessert shouldnt be missed either. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2011Grouper & Chips, 338 Ninth St. N., Naples; 643-4577 Located in an older strip plaza across U.S. 41 from NCH, Grouper & Chips is a self-described small unpretentious hole-in-the-wall restaurant. It is indeed so small, that you might find yourself rubbing elbows with other parties or waiting an hour for table reservations are not accepted. Takeout and delivery are options, but then youd miss out on the warm hospitality of the staff. Besides, once you order, food is quickly delivered. The menu is heavy on fried foods, but the conch fritters and grouper did not suffer from greasy excess; batter, however, overwhelmed the fried shrimp. You wouldnt expect to find it in a place like this, but the bouillabaisse is loaded with lobster, sea scallops, mussels, shrimp and chunks of grouper and is worth trying. Dessert shooters petite servings of Key lime pie and chocolate mousse are the perfect way to end a meal here. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Mimis Cooking, Orange Pine Plaza, 2099 Pine Ridge Road; 566-2275 Mimis intimate dining room has the charming ambience of a Parisian caf and the kitchen serves up food to match. Both the classic bouillabaisse and coq au vin were flawless, as were appetizers of endive salad with spinach, Roquefort cheese chunks and sesame dressing and organic carrot and ginger soup. Portions are realistically sized, just right for a single sitting. Dont miss dessert. We shared an outstanding warm apple tarte tatin with whipped cream. Service was efficient and warm. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15-21, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 Chef Jeff Acol and his wife, Jessica, made a lot of smart choices when they opened A Table Apart three years ago. With 15 tables, the restaurant on Bonita Beach Road is small, which keeps overhead low, creates an aura of exclusivity and intimacy and enables the house to treat patrons with undivided attention. The small but diverse menu spans the globe, embracing classic French techniques, bold Asian flavors and even a bit of Italian pasta panache while emphasizing a commitment to sustainable seafood and seasonal ingredients. Husband and wife are veterans of the former Registry Resort in Naples as well as several other resorts in Florida and Hawaii. Hes a Cordon Bleu-trained native of Hawaii; shes French and holds a degree in hotel/restaurant management. All of which begins to help explain why A Table Apart is, well, an experience apart from most Southwest Florida restaurants. The food is sophisticated but unfussy, ambitious but not overworked, classical yet novel. Oh, and it serves the best French fries you will ever eat in Southwest Florida. I had the opportunity to revisit A Table Apart recently and was pleased to see that it has lost none of its luster. The restaurant closes during the summer, and I imagine taking a break gives the Acols a chance to recharge their batteries and renew their dedication to making this a truly memorable restaurant. Where to start? The wine list offers some interesting choices by the glass. We enjoyed a pinot gris from King Estate in Oregon ($11) and Sileni Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand ($9) with our appetizers. You can start with snacks of Asian-flavored boiled peanuts, Madeira-infused chicken liver pate or the famous pommes frites (with or without truffle oil) for $3 to $5. The pate was tempting, but we decided to dive straight into appetizers, which are pricier at $9 to $14. The chorizo mejillones ($14) is simply one of the best mussel preparations I have eaten in a couple of decades of reviewing restaurants. Imagine the flavor explosion of spicy Mexican chorizo sausage, acidic white wine and tomatoes, grassy cilantro pesto and creamy queso fresco. Picture these colorful toppings mingling with a dozen and a half plump mussels sauted until they are just barely cooked through and not a second more. Now, dont forget to dip the toasted bread into the bottom of the bowl, where the flavors of all these ingredients pool together in a complex, briny broth. Mussels can be pretty mundane, but these would lure even a hater out of his shell. Quesadillas generally dont generate a lot of excitement either. Maybe I eat too many at home. But never have I tasted a tortilla and cheese combination quite like Chef Acols Hawaiian kalua pig quesadilla ($9). A luau staple, kalua pig is wrapped in tea leaves and roasted slowly for a long time. The meat comes out moist and toothsome, and here it was tucked into tortillas along with provolone and queso fresco, which raised the creaminess factor through the roof. A balsamic onion confit added sweetness, while a chipotle tomato jam brought a smoky lushness to the dish. Our attentive server clearly was keeping an eye on things from afar, only approaching the table when it appeared that we were ready, whisking away used dishes and keeping water glasses filled throughout the evening. Ms. Acol also circulated around the room, ensuring quality control. We settled on the fish of the day, Arctic char ($26), which is closely related to salmon and trout. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch rates it among its best choices for sustainability. The char was simply grilled and simply perfect: moist, flaky, slightly less oily than salmon. It was a large fillet topped with a sweet-salty tomato-olive tapenade that stood up to the strong flavor of the fish. Grilled yellow squash, zucchini and asparagus were nicely charred and tender-crisp. The garlic mashed potatoes were fine. Meats are executed equally well, as evidenced by an expertly crusted, juicy flatiron steak ($23). The 8-ounce portion was just right, especially since it was topped with rich blue cheese thats smoked in-house. I never realized that blue cheese could be improved upon, but smoking it turns out to be a terrific idea. The acid in the roasted tomatoes on top helped balance the flavor profile of the dish. Why bother with mashed potatoes on the side when you can substitute pommes frites drizzled with truffle oil and sprinkled with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese for a couple more bucks? Truth is, this is probably the best way to order these crispy, fluffy treasures paired with luscious garlic aioli; if you get them as a starter, you will want to finish the basket and youll probably end up full before the main course. Even as a side, the b asket is gluttonously large. Youll need everyone at the table to pitch in and they wont mind. After all, it would be a shame not to have room for dessert, such as the unforgettable Okinawa sweet potato pie ($7). Its a purple sweet potato filling topped with a sort of coconut custard visually startling and simply scrumptious. From appetizers to dessert, A Table Apart certainly lives up to its name. If you go CUISINEfood & wine CALENDAR Friday, Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m., Whole F oods: The stores monthly beer tasting benefits Avow Hospice; $5, Mercato, 9101 Strada Place; 552-5100. Reservations required. Reserve a spot by visiting Friday, Dec. 16, 7 p .m., C affe dellAmore: Join Chef Fabio for a sixcourse holiday mean that includes 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., Naples; 261-1389. Reservations required. Saturday, Dec. 17, 23 p .m., Whole Foods: Markys Caviar, a Sarasota-based nonprofit, holds a tasting of its farm-raised, local and sustainable Siberian Osetra caviar; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Reservation required by calling or online at www.acteva. com/go/LifestyleCenter. Monday, Dec. 19, and W ednesday, Dec. 21, 12:30-3 p.m., Ristorante Farfalla: Chef/ owner Mike Fattah demonstrates the techniques of classical and regional Italian cuisine culminating with a three-course meal with wines; $50, 21301 S. Tamiami Trail, Estero; 495-9912. Reservations required. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6:30-8:30 p .m., T he Wine Merchant: Sample the cabernets of Nickel & Nickel, a top Napa producer; $25, 12820 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 592-0000.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:305:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p .m., the Mar co Island Farmers Market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Go v ernment Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., T hir d Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, B onita Springs Lions C lub farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., N orth N aples 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 A Table Apart>> Hours: 5-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $3-$14; entrees $19-$35 >> Beverages: Wine and beer served >> Specialties of the house: Global fusion, with French, Italian and Asian Paci c in uences>> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.atableapart.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 221-8540 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor A Table Apart continues to set the bar high Plump mussels are laced with chorizo and cilantro pesto. Arctic char, the fish of the day, is served with tomato-olive tapenade, grilled vegetables and mashed potatoes. A stack of quesadilla slices stuffed with succulent pork and topped with balsamic onions. Okinawa sweet potato pie is topped with a coconut custard. A d e Mea as ev i ed, j u 8-ou n ciall y b lu e I n e co u i n g T h o n p t A flatiron steak gets dressed up with house-smoked blue cheese and roasted tomatoes.

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