Glenn Beck, Eric Metaxas launch Town Hall seriesTelevision/radio host and author Glenn Beck launches the 29th season of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series on Saturday, Jan. 7, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. Eric Metaxas, his longtime friend and New York Times best-selling author, will join Mr. Beck on stage. His quick wit and candid opinions have made Glenn Beck one of the most talked about media icons in the country, says Rick Borman, Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series president and producer. Guests at the 2012 opening night will be treated to a revealing evening of insights into the heart and mind of an iconic American conservative figure as Mr. Beck engages in intimate dialogue with Mr. Metaxas, Mr. Borman adds. Millions of viewers and listeners are attracted daily as Mr. Beck plays host and star of his program. Prior to launching the show on Fox News in January 2009, he had made his television N OUR ANNUAL SALUTE TO AN OLD YEAR SOON reborn in the new, Florida Weekly always pauses to look back. Its not a sentimental or a maudlin glance, but a grateful one a glance of acknowledgement and celebration. A thank you. We call it The Lives They Led. Whatever else this tradition has become for us, it isnt enough. It isnt even close to enough in Collier County, where 315,000 souls have carried on their lives and about 1,600 have lost them during 2011, according to the Florida Department of Health. Here, we aim to illuminate and to share just a few of those lost lives one more time lives that touch all of ours, whether we know it or not. The people whose stories we tell here stood with us on the spinning planet as the year began, and now they dont. Now theyve joined those whove gone before. In their departures, we recognize a single brilliant truth: None have actually departed except in a physical sense. Their vitality its fair to say their love will Livesthey ledthe SEE LIVES, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrewilliams@ oridaweekly.com I IN MEMORIAMSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A26 PETS A30 NETWORKING B9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTISTS AMONG US C5 EVENTS C6 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C1 4 CUISINE C22-23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 12 FREE WEEK OF DEC. 29-JAN. 4, 2012 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Holiday HappeningsSee how Neapolitans celebrate the season. A10-11 Tax tipsSmall business advice for the end of the year. B1 Cause for concernWhats worth worrying about when watching for signs of Alzheimers disease. A26 Cheers to The Gin GameTheres a sweet story behind the play at The Norris Center. C1 SEE TOWN HALL, A22 BECK METAXAS STEVE DUZIK IRENE SQUIRE JUNE RITTER DONNA MACGIVEN
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Without going into the technical details, Ive divined the New Years Resolutions of several of the great and powerful. I intend to share them with the rest of us the small and meek (as Dorothy said to the Wizard of Oz). THE BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS, Charles, 75, and David, 71: Each brother is worth about $20 billion. Koch Industries is strongly anti-regulation, and has sold millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment through subsidiary companies to Iran, a U.S.-named sponsor of global terrorism, according to a Bloomberg news investigation. Strong Tea Party supporters, the Kochs have spent more than $50 million to lobby in Washington in the last five years. Their Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation also bought the economics department at Florida State University by giving it $1.5 million. In return, Charles and David get to dictate who FSU hires and what they preach sorry, teach, in a new program that pushes political economy and free enterprise. Charles: I swear I swear, David, and mark my words we are also going to buy the University of Florida in 2012. That is my number one New Years resolution. All that namby-pamby crap about academic freedom thats what those pinkos at Yale complained about when they gave back $20 million just because somebody wanted to tell them who to hire and what to preach sorry, teach. So agreed: we buy those damn Gators in 2012 just like we bought the Seminoles, no matter how much it costs. OK? David: Right on, bro, as they say In the Ghetto. Hey, remember that song by Elvis? But lets not forget Newt. Were going to buy Newts way into the White House in 2012, too, agreed? Charles: Yeah, that too. Cause I wanna, said I wanna, I wanna take you hiiiiigher, Yeah let me take you hiiiiigher, Baby, baby let me light your fiiiiiirrre, O yea, a little bit hiiigher David: Boom shacka lacka lacka, Boom shacka la boonka boo Charles: Dude, we rock like Ike and Tina! David: Yeah, but were Charles and David, HA-HA-HA-HA! U.S. REP. DEBBIE WASSERMANSCHULTZ (Broward and Miami-Dade Counties): Rep. Wasserman-Schultz, the first Jewish Congresswoman ever elected to office in Florida, according to her online biography, sits on the House Committee on the Budget and aggressively supports affordable health care, womens issues, childrens issues, and Jewish issues. Debbie, alone in a room with four white walls: Im going to cut offIm going to cas.Im going to stop those Y-chrome wacko elephants if its the last thing I do. We WILL have socialized medicine in 2012. We WILL help poor people. The Koch brothers WILL pay taxes, like other people, at 30 percent, not 12 percent. We WILL give away government money, lots of it to people who are fat, poor and undeserving. We WILL have a new tax on Rednecks. We WILL ban the Rebel flag from pick-up trucks. What do you say? Wall #1: Wall #2: Wall #3: Wall #4: Boom shacka lacka lacka, Boom shacka la boonka boo U.S REP. CONNIE MACK (Naples and Fort Myers): Formerly known as Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV, Rep. Connie Mack is married to Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.). Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, which is part of the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Mack has announced his intention to become a U.S. senator, an office also won by his father, who once moved up from a Southwest Florida Congressional district to serve two terms in the U.S. Senate. Connie: Mary, can you get me a beer? I mean a glass of pinot? Mary: Dammit, Connie, if Ive told you once Ive told a hundred times get your own beer. I mean, wine. Connie: But youre a Republican, Mary, a conservative. Youre not a feminist. You can get me a beer I mean a glass of wine. Mary: And what if I do? Whats in it for me? Connie: Take your choice, honeybuns the Senate oror.OR Mary: Yes Cornelius? Connie: The White House! Mary: What do you want, honeybuns: Budweiser, Old Milwaukee or your favorite, Pabst Blue Ribbon? Connie: A nice pinot would Mary: Pabst it is, thenWait! Connie: What? Mary: You cant get the White House. The Koch brothers are giving that to Newt. You said you could steal Billy Nelsons Senate seat, but Im not fetching your beer just for that. And Im not moving to Florida, either, not with all those polyester oldies wearing diapers down there. Connie: Not that White House, babydoll, the other White House the one at the U.S. Naval Observatory up on Connecticut Avenue. The vice presidents residence where that pig-belly liberal Joe Biden lives, remember? Its white too, and its a lot nicer. Mary: Oh, my God. Connie: You take it well, honeybell. Newt needs a handsome young gunslinger on the ticket anti-tax, anti-poor people, anti-compromise, sc rew-South America, assassinate Chavez, nuke Cuba, and drill for oil in the national parks or build a 2,000 mile pipeline, whichever comes first cause God knows Newts not handsome or young. Dontcha think those jowls under his chin look like wings? Mary: Oh, baby. And you can deliver Floridas 29 electoral votes to the Koch I mean, to Newt. Please dont mention those jowls again. Connie: You got it, sweatmeat. Mary: So now lets make our New Years resolutions. Ill go first. I resolve always to bring you a beer whenever you ask in 2012, which is going to be a very good year for the Koch I mean for Newt, and for you. Connie: For you, too, chickie. And I resolve not to spend more than 50 days Mary: Make it 40 days, babydoll Connie: not to spend more than 40 days in Florida throughout 2012. Mary: Oh, baby Connie: Oh, honey. Connie and Mary together: Boom shacka lacka lacka, Boom shacka la boonka boo COMMENTARY v o b t t b t rogerWILLIAMS email@example.com
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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 www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Accused whistle-blower Pvt. Bradley Manning turned 24 Saturday. He spent his birthday in a pre-trial military hearing that could ultimately lead to a sentence of life ... or death. Manning stands accused of causing the largest leak of government secrets in United States history. More on Manning shortly. First, a reminder of what he is accused of leaking. In April 2010, the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released a video called Collateral Murder. It was a classified U.S. military video from July 2007, from an Apache attack helicopter over Baghdad. The video shows a group of men walking, then the systematic killing of them in a barrage of high-powered automatic fire from the helicopter. Soldiers radio transmissions narrate the carnage, varying from cold and methodical to cruel and enthusiastic. Two of those killed were employees of the international news agency Reuters: Namir Noor-Eldeen, a photojournalist, and Saeed Chmagh, his driver. Renowned whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers that helped end the war in Vietnam and who himself is a Marine veteran who trained soldiers on the laws of war, told me: Helicopter gunners hunting down and shooting an unarmed man in civilian clothes, clearly wounded ... that shooting was murder. It was a war crime. Not all killing in war is murder, but a lot of it is. And this was. The WikiLeaks release of the Afghan War Logs followed months later, with tens of thousands of military field reports. Then came the Iraq War Diaries, with close to 400,000 military records of the U.S. war in Iraq. Next was Cablegate, WikiLeaks rolling release (with prominent print-media partners, from The New York Times to The Guardian in Britain) of classified U.S. State Department cables, more than a quarter-million of them, dating from as far back as 1966 up to early 2010. The contents of these cables proved highly embarrassing to the U.S. government and sent shock waves around the world. Among the diplomatic cables released were those detailing U.S. support for the corrupt Tunisian regime, which helped fuel the uprising there. Noting that Time magazine named The Protester, generically, as Person of the Year, Ellsberg said Manning should be the face of that protester, since the leaks for which he is accused, following their impact in Tunisia, in turn sparked the uprising in Egypt ... which stimulated Occupy Wall Street and the other occupations in the Middle East and elsewhere. So, one of those persons of the year is now sitting in a courthouse. Another recently revealed Cablegate release exposed details of an alleged 2006 massacre by U.S. troops in the Iraqi town of Ishaqi, north of Baghdad. Eleven people were killed, and the cable described eyewitness accounts in which the group, including five children and four women, was handcuffed, then executed with bullets to the head. The U.S. military then bombed the house, allegedly to cover up the incident. Citing attacks like these, the Iraqi government said it would no longer grant immunity to U.S. soldiers in Iraq. President Barack Obama responded by announcing he would pull the troops out of Iraq. Like a modern-day Ellsberg, if Manning is guilty of what the Pentagon claims, he helped end the war in Iraq. Back in the Fort Meade, Md., hearing room, defense attorneys painted a picture of a chaotic forward operating base with little to no supervision, no controls whatsoever on soldiers access to classified data, and a young man in uniform struggling with his sexual identity in the era of dont ask, dont tell. Manning repeatedly flew into rages, throwing furniture and once even punching a superior in the face, without punishment. His peers at the base said he should not be in a war zone. Yet he stayed, until his arrest 18 months ago. Since his arrest, Manning has been in solitary confinement, for much of the time in Quantico, Va., under conditions so harsh that the U.N. special rapporteur on torture is investigating. Many believe the U.S. government is trying to break Manning in order to use him in its expected case of espionage against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. It also sends a dramatic message to any potential whistle-blower: We will destroy you. For now, Manning sits attentively, reports say, facing possible death for aiding the enemy. The prosecution offered words Manning allegedly wrote to Assange as evidence of his guilt. In the e-mail, Manning described the leak as one of the more significant documents of our time, removing the fog of war and revealing the true nature of 21st century asymmetrical warfare. History will no doubt use the same words as irrefutable proof of Mannings courage. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier, recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.To check or not to check the Asian box? That is the pointed choice faced by Asian-American students applying to gain admission to what are supposed to be the most tolerant places on Earth, the nations colleges. The Associated Press ran a report on Asian students of mixed parentage checking white, if possible, on their applications to avoid outing themselves as Asians. The Princeton Review Student Advantage Guide counsels AsianAmerican students not to check the race box and warns against sending a photo. In a culture that makes so much of celebrating ethnic heritage, especially of racial minorities, and that values fairness above all, Asian-American students think that they need to hide their ethnicity because the college admissions process is so unfair. If African-American motorists fear that they will be pulled over by the cops for the phantom offense of Driving While Black, these kids worry about what will happen to them when Applying While Asian. Studies have demonstrated what every Asian parent and kid knows: Asians are discriminated against in the admissions process. The Center for Equal Opportunity, a think tank opposed to racial preferences, in a 2005 study looked at an in-state male applying to the University of Michigan who had no parental connection to the school. If he had a 1240 SAT score and a 3.2 GPA, he had a 92 percent chance of admission if black and 88 percent if Latino. If white, he had only a 14 percent chance, and if Asian, a 10 percent chance. Thomas Espenshade, the Princeton University academic and co-author of the book No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal, examined applicants to elite private schools with comparable grades, scores, athletic abilities and family histories. He concluded that whites were significantly more likely to get admitted than Asians. This accounts for what must be the first mass effort of a minority group to pass as white since Jim Crow. All of this is done in the name of a diversity of a crude, bean-counting sort. The private California Institute of Technology doesnt use quotas; its student body is 39 percent Asian. The University of California at Berkeley is forbidden by law from using quotas; its student body is more than 40 percent Asian. Only a bigot would believe that these schools are consequently worse learning environments, or that they are places characterized by monochromatic, lock-step thinking because so many students share a broad-brush ethnic designation. Stephen Hsu, a professor of physics at the University of Oregon and an outspoken critic of current admission practices, laments that Asians seem strangely accepting of the unfair treatment of their children. The official Asian-American groups tend to support anti-Asian quotas because they are captives of liberal orthodoxy before all else. The Obama administrations misnamed Justice Department has joined with its wishfully named Education Department to urge schools to get creative in circumventing Supreme Court limits on affirmative action. Its not quite Asians need not apply, only that they should expect their ethnicity to be used against them should it become known to the authorities. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. t A d p t p richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONApplying while Asian r r C ( f G S amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Bradley Manning and the Fog of War
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 For years on my radio program, Ive had a Cop Talk segment on the first Monday of every month highlighting timely information from the Collier County Sheriffs Office. I have learned to respect the complexity of the CCSO as well as the focus and discipline maintained by the officers I have interviewed. Ive also enjoyed having Sheriff Kevin Rambosk as my guest several times. I think he and his predecessor, Sheriff Don Hunter, have built and maintained a culture of excellence in the sheriffs office that contributes to keeping us safe and our property secure here on the Paradise Coast. Sheriff Rambosk and his wife, Pat, have two grown sons, Kevin and Kyle. Sheriff Rambosk was elected to office in 2009 and before that served as second in command as the undersheriff for four years. In 2004 he was CCSO chief of operations, and in 2003 he served as captain of the organized crime division. He started his career in law enforcement with the Naples Police Department in 1978 and was promoted through the ranks to captain of patrol operations. In 1995, he was named Naples chief of police and emergency services. He left the department in 1999 to become Naples city manager and joined the CCSO in 2003. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, he earned an MBA from Nova University and a bachelors degree in public safety administration from William Patterson University. He has put his signature on the CCSO by creating programs to enhance the lives of children in Collier County. Our young people represent the future of our community, he says. I believe it is important to invest in them with our time and attention today to help them grow up to be productive members of society. Here are a few examples of his programs aimed at keeping kids safe and engaged in positive activities: Summerfest: For the past two summers, kids of all ages have been able to participate in hundreds of free activities in a safe environment. Help and support from more than 200 businesses and community partners has made Summerfest the most ambitious youth program in CCSO history. Youth Resource Center: Sheriff Rambosk led the multi-agency creation of the Youth Resource Center, which offers an array of referral services to at-risk youth. Headquartered at the Collier County Courthouse, the center acts as the hub for youth-centered services available in the community. D.A.R.E. board: Last March, the sheriff agreed to serve on the Drug Abuse Resistance Education America international executive law enforcement advisory board to ensure that the D.A.R.E. curriculum reflects the trends that our deputies are seeing in the community. Last summer, the Florida D.A.R.E. Officers Association presented Sheriff Rambosk with its 2011 Leadership Award. Blogging: Sheriff Rambosk blogs about safety on the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples website, www.cmon. org. His topics have included online safety, bicycle safety and Summerfest. Back-to-school message: Every fall, every elementary-level student receives a letter with a back-to-school safety message from Sheriff Rambosk. Do The Right Thing: Each month during the school year, the sheriff recognizes young students for performing a good deed within their school, community or family. Community Gallery: CCSOs Community Gallery features childrens art and is open to the public. Recent exhibits have been from Everglades City School, Youth Haven and the K Is For Kids Foundation, among others. In addition to all of the ab ove, Sheriff Rambosk has served as honorary chairman of the Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge and as a literacy buddy for the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida. He is a member of the board of directors for the Junior Deputies League and is a past board member for Youth Haven. In every aspect I can think of, the CCSO and our sheriff reach out to communities, neighborhoods and businesses to build solid relationships to that all of us can be a party to fighting crime throughout the Paradise Coast. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience. PROFILES IN PARADISE e v s t b bobHARDEN e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Something your mother was always right about: Focus on the positive aspects of life but ensure that you resolve the challenges. What makes you laugh: Situations where we can laugh at ourselves. Last book you read: Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Robert F. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 pulse through our worlds, either visibly and directly or invisibly, as long as any of us breathes. We picked these people arbitrarily, after overhearing others talk about them. We might have picked any of hundreds more. They were neither famous nor powerful in any classic sense, but only devoted to their families, to their communities, to their principles. They were ours, and they will always be ours. When you raise a glass to this New Year, therefore, perhaps you will salute them, too, with all of us.STEVE DUZIK, 1962-2011YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND: THIS MAN who stood 4-feet-1-inch above the pavement could light up the lives of passing strangers simply with a smile and a wave, like magic. This man could walk into a bar or a church, either one, and make any stranger feel better. This man feared to greet no beautiful woman, when other men with a couple of feet and a hundred pounds on him other men with a suave style he could never hope to match would tremble and hold back. This man loved the romance in Frank Sinatras voice and showed it by singing out loud in public. This man rounded up goods for the jobless even when he had no job. And why? Because Steve Duzik was a little big man. A Jersey boy by upbringing and a Neapolitan by choice, he was also a devoted son and brother, a fiercely loyal friend to many, and a man with an abundance of a virtue that rarely takes the shape you expect: courage. Mr. Duzik had to have courage in order to do all those things above and to fill his 49 years with a life unshackled from its own hard first fact: that he was born a dwarf. When he died in October after being hit by a car (hed been standing on the roadside with a sign and delivering his patent good cheer to every traveler that day), the outpouring of love and sorrow from Neapolitans was immense. The church (his church, North Naples Baptist) was packed with more than 300 mourners. Many had never met him, but theyd seen him. And they trusted what they saw. It was an attitude, a style, a temperament that revealed itself in stories like this, recalled by his sister, Darlene DuBois, who spent 30 years as a special education teacher and administrator in New Jersey after being inspired by her brother. Were all aging and we talked about it, Denise and I and David (Steves other sister and brother), and we knew Steven was going to start having medical issues, so we thought wed file for Social Security disability for him. His siblings, who always defended him and looked out for him as children, were doing the same thing now, since their parents hae died, Mrs. DuBois explains. He got the application and he called me. He said, Hey Denise, Im filling this thing out, but WHAT IS MY DISABILITY? That was Steve Duzik, nicknamed Lugnut in a whimsical moment by one of his closest friends, Mike Combs, owner of the North Naples Country Club. They made an unforgettable pair, Mr. Combs standing about 6-feet 4-inches, and Mr. Duzik topping out at 4-feet 1-inch. It was 12 or 13 years ago, and I came out with the name Lugnut one night. I dont know why, and it just stuck, Mr. Combs recalls. Pretty soon he was calling himself by that name. No matter what was happening, you never knew what Lugnut would do, says Mr. Combs. One night he walked over to the jukebox, put on Frank Sinatras New York, New York, then started kicking his way down the bar he was like that dead sober. It wasnt alcoholfueled courage, because hed stopped drinking it was a personal decision. Mr. Duzik first demonstrated that ability to face the music or at least sing along with it beginning in his childhood. Against the advice of doctors who told them their son should be institutionalized because he was severely cognitively disabled and he would never walk, his parents brought him home. And they treated him just like his two sisters and brother with a lot of love and no fawning. When he was turned away by a public school kindergarten the first year he was eligible, his mother took him back the next year, with David. The boys ended up going all the way through school together, graduating from South Brunswick High School in Kendall Park, just north of Princeton. David became Steves champion, often defending him from bullies and discriminating adults, Darlene recalls. And in that challenging early environment, Steve Duzik defied the doctors early predictions. He learned to walk, he was able to learn, and he sure could talk, his sister says. Meanwhile, his dad enrolled him in the Boy Scouts, becoming a troop leader in part to look out for Steve. On a bicycle trip with the Scouts one day, the Steve fell and split open his head. After a trip to the hospital for stitches, his dad took Steve back out on the trail and they finished the ride. When it came time for drivers education in high school, the elder Mr. Duzik researched adapters for the car, secured the best one and took his son to the drivers ed teacher. Dad told the teacher to teach Steve to drive just like everybody else, says Denise. And thats what happened. Now, Steve Duzik has finished his life, but he isnt quite where he wants to be yet. Thatll come soon, though, because he always gets where hes going his brother and sisters will see to that. He loved to fish, and did so in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, so some of his ashes will be scattered in both oceans before long. The remainder will be placed with his parents ashes, in New Jersey. As for the rest of him the warmth and humor, the cheerful caring, the love of life thats here with us to stay.IRENE SQUIRE, 1917-2011STEADFAST. ENDURING. METICULOUS AND thorough. Clean. A leader, a helper, a mother, a volunteer, a woman whose long lif e spanned six major wars, one Great Depression, one great Recession (or two or three), bi-planes, lunar landings, civil rights, womens rights and lefts and rights. That was Irene Squire, who stepped out of life quietly last month, at the age of 94. She was also determined especially on behalf of others, to whom she devoted the better part of 94 years. At the celebrated Naples Womans Club, which has been carrying out good works for 80 years, Mrs. Squire chaired the enviable Christmas Bazaar to raise money for people in need. Not once, not twice, but 25 years in a row. She continued to volunteer at the club until recently, but it wasnt her only cause. She was so infectious and boy, could she pull some stuff, says Maureen Sullivan-Hartung, a freelance writer and the author of Hidden History of Everglades City and Nearby Points, who was a close friend. Take her allegiance to the Chicago Cubs and their die-hard fans, for example. When a cable company threatened to pull the Cubs off the air in Naples in 1988, they ran smack into about 10,000 very disturbed Cubbies, not the least of them Mrs. Squire, who was then a mere three-score-and-ten, in age. Already shed lived in Naples for more than 15 years, and she delivered her opinion about the matter succinctly and authoritatively to the Naples Daily News, for a story that got picked up by the national press. Ive been a Cubs fan all my life, and I really want to see them back on TV, she insisted. If a lawsuit is what it takes, thats what well have to do. And no wonder: Mrs. Squire was born in Chicago on July 21, 1917, in the Middle of World War I and only about 10 weeks after the Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds went a full nine innings with both pitchers throwing no-hitters the first and only time thats happened in major league history. (The Reds won in the 10th on a hit by the famous Indian athlete, Jim Thorpe.) Mrs. Squires daughter, Maureen Squire, who retired from a long career as a nurse at NCH in North Naples and turned 71 last week, recalls her mother with words that become a paean to simplicity and devotion and perhaps to old-school American women. My mom was the model homemaker. Shed make your lunch every day. We (Maureen and her sister, Barbara) always used to tease her and call her Mr. Clean, because she was always cleaning the house. She made us do the things kids used to have to do set the table because its your turn. She loved to bake, and we always had dessert. My dad loved meat, potatoes, the whole thing every night. She gave him that, cheerfully. When we were small, she sewed all of our clothes out of necessity. She never forgot anybodys birthday; she mailed all of her friends birthday cakes. When they moved here in the early 1970s, she said, I just have to find something to do. So she joined the Naples Womans Club and ran the holiday bazaar. She was good with neighbors. We had a big garden and couldnt eat all of what we grew, so she shared with the neighbors. She liked people. And her neighbors loved her. Mrs. Squires contributions to the Womans Club and thus to many in Naples who benefited from her good will and energy without ever meeting her continued long after she stepped away from the bazaar. She was a marvelous volunteer, and she made a lot of crafts every Christmas for sale at the club, says Jeanie Haustein, club president from 2008 to 2010. It was beautiful work. They were all handmade things, the kind people dont do anymore ornaments, little dolls, very meticulous crafts. I use as a centerpiece on my table a Christmas skirt she did. I love her work. Her friend Pat Trowbridge, also a former president of the club (2006 to 2008), points out that Mrs. Squire had the power of beauty and resolve, tog ether, to the end of her life. She was a very attractive woman, even when she was 90, Mrs. Trowbridge says. She was small not imposing but very straight backed. She lived by herself, she did all her own housework, she took care of everything. And she did other peoples housework, too, more or less. When Mrs. Sullivan-Hartung ran the Womans Club thrift shop on 10th Street in 2001 and 2002 (the club has since sold it), Mrs. Squire would come in, commandeer the donated clothes just washed and dried on site, and begin ironing them. Shed iron for the whole six-hour stretch so they looked good. She didnt think those clothes should go out looking wrinkled, recalls Mrs. SullivanHartung. So one Friday she comes in, and somebody has sold the iron. What am I supposed to do now? she said. Then the next week she comes in with her own iron. They dont make them like that any more. Theres not a single adjective in the whole English language that can describe that woman, says her friend. A few people come into your life and make a difference, and she was one of them. She could have done anything, but she took the time for other people.JUNE RITTER, 1928-2011THERE ARE TWO PARADOXES THAT EXPLAIN June Ritter. First, she could see clearly, even though when she died in October at the age of 83 shed been legally blind LIVESFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOJune Ritter, her husband Jack, and son ToddCOURTESY PHOTOSteve Lugnut DuzikCOURTESY PHOTOIrene Squire, center
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 BUSINESS B9 for 66 years. What she could see most clearly, perhaps, was the crossroads of principle and action in American life the mandate that all of us must treat each other equally and well, coupled with the imperative that each of us display tolerance, care, compassion and empathy for those less fortunate or simply different. There was another paradox that defined her, too. Her physical stature was small, but her heart and persona were immense, recalls her close friend Joan Peppe, a fellow member of the Naples Newcomers Club and Pearls, the clubs do-good extension for women who move on from Newcomers after five years to offer significant aid to the community at large. Mrs. Ritter did exactly that, as if it were the most natural thing in the world. She arrived in Naples with her husband, Jack, in 2004. They came from homes and lives in Lancaster, Pa., and later Ridgeway, N.J., where they had raised four children. Immediately, she joined Newcomers and (with Jack) the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Naples. The church had always been part of the familys life, serving as a platform for the Ritters to do some good. A lot of good, as it turns out. Were liberals, Mr. Ritter says bluntly. Liberals who put their money, sweat and caring where their mouths are. In Ridgeway, a town faced with a paucity of decent living quarters for the less-than-affluent elderly, the Ritters led the UU effort to buy older buildings, restore them as condominiums that paid for themselves and manage them all without taking a cent. At one point, Mrs. Ritter worked fulltime for two years on the nonprofit enterprise. They created nine homes initially and expanded that to 28 before moving to Naples, where Mrs. Ritter brought a similar high-octane energy to such causes and organizations as Planned Parenthood, in which she deeply believed. She was a little tiny woman with a great big spirit, and you had no idea she was nearly blind, observes Jill Barry, another friend from Newcomers. She never let it upset her life or define her. She was gracious and kind, and even with our age difference, she was also a lot of fun. She had the art of conversation. At 44, Ms. Barry is young enough to be Mrs. Ritters granddaughter and couldnt care less. Age didnt define Mrs. Ritter any more than poor eyesight or the physical pain she endured from illnesses that ultimately ended her life. You never knew she had a bad day, Ms. Barry says. When Mrs. Ritter spoke, everyone listened her voice carried both moral authority and the authority of experience, her friends recall. Born and raised in Milwaukee during the Depression, she met her husband in a bar when she was 19 and Jack was 20. He had just come home from the Navy and World War II. Both were dating somebody else at the time in fact, on that very day and in that very bar. But by the next day, things had changed. I called her and asked for a date, and she said, What about Edith? And I said, What about Edith? Mr. Ritter recalls. It was the right thing to do whether anybody else thought so or not an attitude Mrs. Ritter carried with her always. Years later, remembers her youngest son, Todd Ritter, she would take her two teenage daughters his older sisters on a long bus ride to Washington, D.C., to protest the Vietnam War in a public march on the mall. Mrs. Ritters decision to date Jack led to the first great bloom in a rosebush life whose thorny hardships, for her, came early. Like many families, hers struggled through the Depression. Unlike some others, however, her family was also hit hard by the war. She lost two brothers, one who went down with the U.S.S. Indianapolis, and one who died in the crash of a B-29 bomber. But she emerged from those tragedies to win a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she earned a degree in child development while Mr. Ritter became an engineer. Todd, now a plumbing contractor and highly respected rock climber in Boulder, Colo., made many trips to Naples over the years and reached his mother here in time to say goodbye, in her final days. Her unprepossessing mental toughness and desire to help other people defined her, he explains. She never got close to 5 feet (tall), and she was losing inches by the year at the end of her life, but she was this really strong, really loving, really caring individual. When I was growing up, Mom couldnt just take you to baseball practice like a lot of other moms (she could never drive), but you learned thats what a bike was for. It gave me a different perspective. Maybe Mom didnt teach me how to rock climb, but she taught me how to deal with adversity and overcome it that just because something was tough, didnt mean it wasnt worth pursuing. She led by example, in her case pursing the interests of others. More often than not, recalls Todd, Mom wanted to ensure that those around her were comfortable and happy before she gave any thought to her own comfort. Those around her, in her mind, included anyone living on the planet she thought she could help. I cant remember a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner where it was just family, her son says. There was always some stranger there a stranger to me but a casual acquaintance to my mother who didnt have to spend the holiday alone because her holiday table was always open. The Ritters took in foreign students regularly, including a boy from Brazil named Marcos Mauricio, who lived with them and graduated from Ridgeway High School. Forty years later, at Mrs. Ritters funeral, Mr. Mauricio brought his wife and children from Brazil to say goodbye to her. By that time, the Ritters had visited Brazil themselves on a number of occasions in fact, theyd traveled to all seven continents and about 75 countries together, says Mr. Ritter, who uses only two words to define his wife: vibrant and wonderful. I dont get the feeling my mother had any regrets when she passed away, her son says. Shed had this incredible opportunity, and shed reached a peace with just about everything and everyone in her life.DONNA MACGIVEN, 1948-2011THERE ARE TWO STORIES THAT SHINE LIKE beacons from the last day of Donna MacGivens life, when November drew to a dark close and she finally lost her 16-year battle with breast cancer. With her loved ones gathered around her at home, Mrs. MacGiven beckoned one of her dearest friends, Elizabeth Brickman. I got in the bed with her our faces were close together and she asked to talk with me and to pray, Mrs. Brickman recalls. Suddenly everything changed. I was no longer the comforter; I couldnt do it. She had to comfort me. I said, I dont want you to go. And she said, Thats all right, Elizabeth. It wont be very long and youll be with me. She meant that the measure of eternity, the measure of heaven, is wider and higher than we can imagine, and this life is short and transitory. She did not die with fear or any kind of dread. The second story from the day Mrs. MacGiven died reflects her devotion to her responsibility as a mother and the kind of people she raised her daughters to be. As she slipped into unconsciousness, the telephone rang. Her younger daughter, Tiffany Lehman, answered the call only to discover a solicitor on the line. Tiffany could have hung up or been brusque, but she didnt, Mrs. Brickman says. She was courteous and kind. She spoke in full sentences. Thats how they were raised. It was probably what amounted to an ideal childhood for Tiffany, now 33, and her sister, Heather Bosse, 34, who grew up in Naples. Their parents met on a blind date during their college days at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and neither one of them ever looked back. While their dad, Ralph, created a thriving insurance business in Naples, Mrs. MacGiven, who had first gone to work after graduation as a social worker, served as his office manager. Later, she became one of the first female State Farm insurance agents in the state of Florida, creating her own agency and establishing a vocational legacy for her girls. Both daughters, now married and mothers themselves, are also insurance agents Tiffany in Naples. But in some ways, that was the least of it. Choose to build character over building wealth, was one of Mrs. MacGivens written principals and building character meant helping people. So thats what she did. Everything she did, she did for someone else. She was the most positive person youve ever met, Tiffany says about her mom. Mrs. MacGiven developed the celebrated Youth Leadership Collier program to help high school juniors discover the communitys resources. She outlined the program one evening with a couple of friends, on a napkin, her daughter recalls. She was also part of the MAG Five, now the MAG 10 a group of magnificent women who bring together the power of their friendships to help each other and others in the community. And she contributed countless hours and work to the Zonta Club of Naples. The club and MAG were both right up her alley: a network of business executives and professional women who help empower girls through education, who support shelters for survivors of domestic abuse, and who perform many other acts of charity and compassion in the community. But Mrs. MacGivens true talent emerged in what her friend Mrs. Brickman calls the laser focus of her hope for every person she met. It was the kind of one-on-one caring that cant be measured and doesnt come with titles. Once seen, however, it can never be forgotten. Her family and friends say it was simply a matter of adherence to her single favorite Biblical command, which appears in Galatians 5:14: For the whole law is summed up in one command: Love your neighbor as you love yourself. When treatment for her cancer required her to wear a wig, for example, she discovered how important that was for a sense of dignity. So on several occasions each year after that, she purchased and donated wigs for those who couldnt afford them. She was a person people were instantly, almost magnetically attracted to, explains Mrs. Brickman. Here is the reason: Donnas outlook on the world was that everyone was immediately pronounced Not Guilty. She had acceptance and hope. I would not describe it as empathy, though she had that, too it was more a matter of a positive energy and hope laser-directed at another person. When she was with any person from a hotel bellman to a clerk at the grocery store to a president of the board of directors she focused this cheerful, joyful hope and encouragement on them. That was the essence of who she was. She was no Pollyanna, though, especially when it came to raising her children. For example, there was the time Tiffany, as a 15-year-old, decided to run away without telling anyone for about two hours, to her friends house across the street. After a frantic call from her mother, I was afraid to come home, because I knew how much trouble Id be in, Tiffany remembers. And she was right. Her parents reaction sprang from another one of her mothers rules to live by: When your child does something bad, overreact the first time so they dont do it again. When Tiffany got home, she discovered her bedroom door off the hinges. I had to strip my room, she adds. I had to clean it up and we painted it. I was punished for two months. And then? And then that was it. I NEVER did that again. Perhaps Mrs. MacGiven inherited some of her steel from her parents. Her dad, a World War II fighter pilot, was an inventor of (among other things) a cleaner that could take the spots out of carpet used in commercial aircraft in the 1950s. And her mom was a strong, devoted homemaker. They raised her in Miami. Her relationship with people in the world, notes Mrs. Brickman, was not passive. She wasnt the sweet passive kind of caring person. She was way more active. She was dynamic, energetic, determined. Those molecules were jumping all over the place. Whether that came from genetics or from a conscious choice probably doesnt matter, suggests Mrs. Brickman. What matters is that it turned into a habit that became a life. And that life became a Neapolitan jewel. Going through her mothers possessions, Tiffany Lehman found a diary in which her mother, Donna MacGiven, made personal observations or jotted rules to live by. I never knew it was there, Tiffany says about the journal. Here are some of Donna MacGivens words to herself. If you have a bad dream, just go back to sleep and change the ending. I am the happiest person I have ever met. Driving an ugly car as a teenager builds character. Choose to build character over building wealth. Help kids to start setting goals early for themselves. Love the Lord. Turn to God for strength daily. Say thank you for your blessings, ask for help during your trials and believe with all your heart that God is with you every step of the way, good or bad. COURTESY PHOTODonna MacNiven (center) and her family in November
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SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell PointThe public is invited and many of these events are Jan.7 Assisted Living Open House and Health Fairfrom 10am-3pm. Have you heard whats new in assisted living at Shell Point? Join us on Saturday, for an Assisted Living Open House and Health Fair. Guided tours will offer a glimpse into the lifestyle of assisted living, and informational presentations will provide answers to any questions you may have about assisted living services. This event is free. For questions or to RSVP please call (239) 454-2077. Jan.8&9 Tim Zimmerman and The Kings Brass Jan. 8 at 6:15pm and Jan. 9 at 7:15pm. Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass provide the "best in sacred brass music." For more than 20 years, The King's Brass have performed over 100 concerts each season with three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards, and percussion. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 454-2147 or visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise.Jan.10&11Fort Myers Senior Expo from9am to 3pm. Stop by the Shell Point Booth at the Senior Expo in Fort Myers at the Harborside Event Center. This event is free and offers a variety of booths with information that benefits seniors. Stop by and enter to win a $20 Publix Gift Card.Jan.10,18,24Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentationat 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 to reserve your place.Jan.12 Evan Drachman, Cellist and Richard Dowling, Pianistat 7:00pm. Evan Drachman has appeared regularly as a soloist with orchestras for performances around the world. Evan carries on techniques for which his grandfather, cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, was revered: the ability to make the cello imitate the human singing voice, and to tell a story. Richard Dowling is hailed by the New York Times as an especially impressive fine young pianist. Tickets are $25 each. Call (239) 454-2067 or visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts.Jan.16 Joel Sonnenberg A Story of the Resilience of the Human Spiritat7:00pm. At the age of two, when a tractor trailer smashed into his family car, Joel was burned beyond recognition. He has learned to accept his circumstancesand excel beyond all expectations. His story proves that the extraordinary is within everyones grasp if you walk forward with true faith and courage. Tickets are $25 each. Call (239) 454-2067 or visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts.Jan.17Sanibel Island Shell Point Seminarfrom 10:00-11:30am. The Sanibel Community Church will host an informational seminar to all ow the residents of Sanibel and Captiva Islands the opportunityto learn about the numerous resort style retirement options available at Shell Point. Retirement counselors will offer a brief presentation on the benefits of lifecare at Shell Point, as well as the many amenities that are available.Admission is free.Call (239) 472-2684to RSVP.Jan.27Why was Modern Art signicant & Understanding Contemporary ArtSession 1 from 10-11:30am. Session two from 12:302pm. Lecturer Joanna Coke presents this two session lunch and learn that shows us how the worlds cultural changes affected the artistic movements.Attendees will enjoy a boxed lunch Tickets are $25. Call (239) 454-2054to RSVP.Jan.31 Cantus, On the Shoulders of Giants at 7:30pm. Cantus, a nine-voice mens ensemble, will present masterworks by master composers such as Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and and folk heroes such as Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Frankenstein, and Goliath. Tickets are $35 each. Call (239) 454-2067 or visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. FREEShell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! Jan. 2012 FREE! FREE! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation 2012 Sh ell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-1986-11 (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! FREE! WEEK OF DEC. 29-JAN. 4, 2012 A11 The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center presents holiday crafts and activities for kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30. The center at 300 Tower Road also has nature films and naturalist-led programs on topics such as its marine touch tank, sharks and skulls and bones. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for members. For more information, call 417-6310 or visit www.rookerybay.org. Night Lights: A Winter Solstice Celebration takes place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30, at the Naples Botanical Garden, which is turned into an illuminated wonderland with hundreds of tiki torches and lit trees. Live musical performances each night are by The Wholetones, Island Vibes and Joseph Peliska. Visitors can also 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 or 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. naplesgarden.org. The Naples Historical Society presents Christmas at Palm Cottage through Dec. 30. Home of the NHS, the circa 1895 P alm Cottage is Naples oldest house and the only one in the city listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Its dressed in holiday splendor and open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Palm Cottage is at 137 12th Ave. S. Admission is free for NHS members and $6 per person for others (free for ages 10 and younger). No reservations are necessary. For more information, call 261-8164 or visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org. Beth Tikvah of Naples, the Conservative synagogue of Collier County, hosts a meet and mingle beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Heritage Bay Golf & Country 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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 A13 Militia newsAnti-government survivalists engaged in high-profile standoffs have made News of the Weird most recently the story of Ed Brown and his wife and supporters, resisting a federal tax bill, holed up for nine months in the New Hampshire woods near Plainfield in 2007. (The Browns were arrested by a U.S. marshal who tricked his way inside.) The longestrunning standoff now is probably that of John Joe Gray, 63, and his extended family in a 47-acre, well-fortified compound in Trinidad, Texas, southeast of Dallas. They have lived ascetic settlers lives since Mr. Gray jumped bail in 2000 on a traffic charge. Mr. Gray has said he feels free on his land and warned authorities better bring plenty of body bags if they try to rearrest him.Lawn chair lift-offs Larry Walters made history in 1982 with perhaps the most famous balloon ride of all time in an ordinary lawn chair, lifted by 45 heliumfilled weather balloons soaring to over 16,000 feet in Southern California before descending by shooting the balloons one by one. In 2008, gas station manager Kent Couch of Bend, Ore., made a similar lawn-chair flight and had scheduled another, for November 2011, to float over now-allegedly peaceful Baghdad, to raise money for Iraqi orphans. (Mr. Couch subsequently postponed his flight until March 2012 to give the charities more time to organize.)Just nuts Unlicensed surgeon-castrator Edward Bodkin resurfaced recently after more than a decade under the radar. He was sentenced to four years in prison in 1999 in Huntington, Ind., for unauthorized practice of medicine (removing the testicles, with consent, of five men). Mr. Bodkin was arrested in August 2011 in Wetumpka, Ala., and charged with possession of child pornography, but authorities also recovered castration equipment, videos of castrations, photos of testicles in jars and a form contract apparently used by Mr. Bodkin to obtain the consent of men going under his knife. It is almost no longer weird that Western chefs attempt to get as exotic as they can serving plants, insects and obscure parts of animals in their dishes that are usually only experienced by cultures far removed from America. Jennifer McLagans recent book on how to cook animals odd parts describes various recipes for cooking hearts, heads, tongues and ears, and guesses that the next big thing in Western eating will be testicles. (S) teaks and chops are like bulletproof to cook, she said. Any idiot can cook a steak, right?Whats in a name? In January 2009, the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services removed three kids from the home of Heath and Deborah Campbell in Holland Township, apparently after becoming alarmed that the Campbells might be white supremacists. Though a court later concluded that the kids had been abused, the Campbells told the New York Daily News in October 2011 that the state acted only based on the names the parents had given the kids -Adolf Hitler Campbell, who was then 3, and his then1-year-old sisters, Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell and JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. The Campbells have consistently denied that they are neo-Nazis.Baby-momma daddyThomas Beatie was big news in March 2008 when he and his wife, Nancy, decided to start a family, except that Thomas, not Nancy, took on the child-bearing responsibilities. (Thomas, born a female, had his breasts removed but retained his reproductive organs.) Thomas got pregnant, appeared on Oprah, and subsequently had three children (who mugged delightfully for the cameras on the syndicated TV show The Doctors in October 2011). He also revealed on the show that it might be time to get his tubes tied, as each pregnancy requires him, irritatingly, to abandon his male hormone regimen.The Pervo-American communityConvicted child-sex offender Charlie Price, 57, was arrested in Pittsfield, Mass., but only for disturbing the peace because the victim was merely made of cardboard. Price, spotting a sunglasses display in a Rite-Aid pharmacy, had begun kissing and licking the face of the pictured model and groping her. NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
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(239) 417-8338 www.sabalpalmanimalhospital.com Cupcakes & Pupcakes NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique DESIGNERS SHOP ONLINE NABOR Leadership Class cultivates Serenity GardenThe campus of Youth Haven in East Naples has a fresh new look thanks to the Naples Area Board of Realtors 2011 Leadership Class. The class chose Youth Haven as its community project and worked throughout the summer to raise funds to beautify areas of the 25-acre campus that is home to Collier Countys only emergency shelter exclusively for abused, abandoned and neglected children. The centerpiece is a serenity garden complete with benches, a fountain and flowering plants, where the children can retreat for quiet reflection time. The group also refurbished the fence lining the perimeter of the grounds and created a bus stop for the children. A dedication ceremony and celebratory barbecue with Youth Havens children took place earlier this month. An outpouring of community support helped make the serenity garden and other enhancements possible. Blue Martini and Yabba Island Grill hosted two fundraising nights for the effort. Others who helped include: Dan Henthorne Precast, ETD Restoration, Gulf Coast Pavers, Lowes, Sherwin William, Emanuel Title, Driftwood Nursery, JS Carroll Electric, All Access Events, Third Street Caf, Sweetbay, Sams Club and Costco. FGCU set for $1 million to endow childrens music therapy programSouthwest Florida Childrens Charities is donating $1 million to Florida Gulf Coast University to create an endowment supporting the Southwest Florida Childrens Charities Music Therapy Program within FGCUs Bower School of Music.SFCC provides funding to local charities serving children. Its signature annual fundraising event, The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, has distributed nearly $3.5 since its inception. This is the second gift to FGCU; the first provided scholarships for pre-medical students pursuing degrees in pediatrics. Music therapy is defined as the use of music in the treatment of individuals who have problems of a mental, physical and/or emotional nature. The field shows great promise in treating the increasing numbers of children identified as autistic, as well as those with numerous other disorders that limit their development. FGCU hopes to open the Southwest Florida Childrens Charities Music Therapy Program to its first majors in August 2014. NONPROFIT NEWS
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ONLY AT THE Y JOIN NOW AND SAVEBecome a member by January 31 and save up to $100*.*Valid on Adult or Family Memberships. Additional monthly membership fees apply. Financial assistance available to quali ed applicants. JOIN TODAYYMCA OF THE PALMS 239 597 3148 Visit ymcapalms.orgWhen dealing with lifes daily demands, its important that families have support they can lean on. When the Phillips family moved to Naples several years ago, they struggled with balancing the demands of three young children with nding the time to stay healthy. Through help from the YMCA of the Palms, and staff like Stacey, they found the support they needed to be healthy, happy, and connected to each other and to the community. The Y offers everything from weights and tness equipment to improve well-being, to kids programs that nurture their potential through learning and play, so the entire family can be engaged. At the Y, your membership means more. 15100 SHELLPOINTBLVD. FT. MYERS, FL 33908 WWW.SHELLPOINT.ORG/VILLAGECHURCH SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, AT 6:15 P.M. MONDAY, JANUARY 9, AT 7:15 P.M. The Kings BrassVILLAGECHURCHATSHELLPOINT CONCERT SERIES oF Tickets Just $10Back by popular demand, Tim Zimmerman and The Kings Brass will be presenting two concerts. Renowned for their presentations of hymn classics with a contempo rary flair, The King's Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, and keyboards.Each instrument blends together to create a show of innovative worship for the enjoyment of all gener ations. Call (239) 454-2147for information or visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise to get tickets. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 NONPROFIT NEWSTheres an app for YMCA of the PalmsYMCA of the Palms has a new free Apple and Android application that allows users to see at their fingertips what the Y is doing for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Using their Smartphones and tablets, community members will have access to exercise class schedules and news about special programs and events.YMCA of the Palms serves more than 6,600 members with sports, recreational and social networks that build relationships and strengthen bonds. For more information, call 597-3148 or visit www.ymcapalms.org. i Gives Back begins in 2012 with cell-phone collection driveIberiabank will start the New Year with a new program aimed at supporting local nonprofit organizations. Titled i Gives Back, the program will touch several sectors in the community, including veterans, children, the elderly and less fortunate. Each month, the bank will donate labor, serve as a collection point or host an event to benefit a particular charity. The i Gives Back initiative complements the work Iberiabank already does for nonprofit and civic organizations. Charities that have been selected for the program are well-respected organizations, many of which have already benefited from the philanthropic efforts of Iberiabank employees. i Gives Back launches in January with a post-holiday collection of used cell phones. The bank has partnered with The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Collier County (www. naplesshelter.org) and Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. in Lee County (www.actabuse.com). All donated cell phones will either be given to shelter clinets to be used for emergency 911 calls only, or donated for money through cellular company buy-back programs. Cell phones of all conditions and ages will be accepted. Many people receive cell phones for the holidays and simply dont know what to do with their old phone, says Keith Short, market president for Iberiabank. This collection allows us to use our expansive branch network to help collect much-needed cell phones for families in these shelters. Rebecca Grabau, volunteer and resource coordinator with The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, says, With this partnership, Iberiabank is literally helping save lives by providing children, women and men fleeing domestic violence cell-phone access to police 24 hours a day.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 NEWS A23 Youth Ambassador Program connects students with Town Hall speakers SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCollier County students have a new opportunity to garner exposure to political, cultural, scientific and media authorities and other people of influence. The Youth Ambassador Program of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series has been designed to inspire todays youth to become future leaders in their community and beyond, by connecting them to world leaders. We hope to encourage students to approach our speakers with an open mind, to listen to what they have to say, to question any preconceived ideas they may have and to formulate their own opinions, says Rick Borman, president and producer of the series that starts its 29th season on Jan. 7 (see related story on page A1). In coordination with public and private schools in Collier County, a select group of high school students will participate, at no charge, in an educational and interactive assembly before each Town Hall lecture and special event in the 2012 season. We are striving to encourage young people to get informed about topics, issues and candidates so that they can make the best possible decisions for themselves, without relying on the opinions and perspective of outside sources, Mr. Borman adds. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Town Hall guest speakers via a personal meet and greet with each guest and with community leaders before they will view (in simulcast) the speaker lecture. We hope these speakers messages propel the students desire to make a contribution to society, Mr. Borman says. Sponsorship opportunities for the Youth Ambassador Program are still available. For more information, call 659-6524 or visit www.NaplesTownHall.org. WHERE NO REASONABLE OFFER IS REFUSED Azar Naples 435-1883 Azar Bonita 495-1255 Azar Estero 948-0061 at the Miromar Design CenterAlways Open to the Public! 28500 Bonita Crossings Blvd. 239-495-1255 Owners Private Collection Offered at Sacri ce Prices! OPEN 7 DAYS AT BONITA LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT! All Items MERCHANDISE AND
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 Tis the season to be thankful and boy, do we have many colleagues and friends to thank as NCH completes another highly successful year for our institution and our community. Allow me to mention just a few. We started a new tradition this year with our first annual Medical Diplomats Holiday Dinner Party, hosted by Chief Development Officer Jim Martins team and attended by more than 170 generous supporters. Our 400 Medical Diplomats have raised close to $5 million since the programs inception in 2004. Singled out for special mention were the following Lifetime Members in attendance: Jay and Patty Baker, Mary Jane Briggs, Robert and Connie Eaton, Robert and Mariann MacDonald, Raymond and Peggy Pettit and Stephen and Lety Schwartz for their selfless efforts on behalf of NCH. The contributions of these people and all our other Medical Diplomats help differentiate NCH as the quality provider it has become for the 36,000 patients we serve each year. We also honored 1,200 extraordinary NCH volunteers with holiday luncheons hosted by Amanda Smith, our director of volunteers, and Lauren Turner, volunteer coordinator. As I have shared many times, our volunteers are often the first NCH representatives that patients or guests meet when visiting our campuses. The volunteer-run gift shops and white elephant sales this past year helped us purchase a $280,000 interoperative neurosurgical imaging instrument and more than $25,000 worth of pediatric equipment. Volunteers serve in our cafeterias, transport patients, refresh bedside stands with water, assist with admissions and do so much more. Over this past year, NCH volunteers contributed 185,652 hours of their time to make our hospital what it is. They are NCH. And we are most grateful to each TO YOUR HEALTHFree classes in yoga, meditatio offered for vetsInstructor Dina Radcliffe will begin a series of free yoga and meditation to help military veterans alleviate symptoms of stress and enhance their health and wellbeing. Hourlong classes begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Golden Gate Community Center. Although participation is free, space is limited and reservations are required. Call Ms. Radcliffe at 280-9095. Grief workshop coming to AvowAvow 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.Find 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.Managing stress for caregivers and professionalsMore than 65 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged relative or friend each year. Family caregivers, health care professionals and clergy are invited to learn strategies for coping from Kenneth Doka, Ph.D., professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of New Rochelle, when he speaks at Moorings Park at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. For family and other caregivers will learn how to manage their own stress, set goals and expectations and take care of themselves. Health-care professionals and clery will receive insights about the psychological and spiritual reactions at end of life and will identify ways to help terminally ill patients and their families. Dr. Doka is a senior consultant to the HEALTHY LIVINGHoliday gatherings might reveal warning signs of Alzheimers FLORIDA GULF COAST CHAPTERThe Alzheimers AssociationThe holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the cognitive health of aging family members. The number of people who express concern about a loved ones health tends to increase after the holiday season, says Gloria J.T. Smith, president and CEO of the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of the Alzheimers Association. With Alzheimers disease in particular, Ms. Smith adds, its important to know what it is and what it isnt. Here are the 10 most common warning signs of the disease, along with examples of normal aging. If you notice any of the warning signs in aging loved ones, make sure they see a doctor. 1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimers is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on ones own. Whats typical: Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later. 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems. Some people might experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They might have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They might have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before. Whats typical: Making occasional errors when balancing a checkbook. 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or leisure. People with Alzheimers often find it hard to complete daily tasks, such as driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game. Whats typical: Occasionally needing help to use the settings on a microwave or to record a television show. 4. Confusion with time or place. People with Alzheimers can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They can have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they forget where they are or how they got there. Whats typical: Getting confused about the day of the week, but only briefly before figuring it out. 5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimers. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast. In terms of perception, they might pass a mirror and think their reflection is someone else in the room. Whats typical: Vision changes related to cataracts. 6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. People with Alzheimers can have trouble following or joining a conversation. They might stop in the middle of a conversation and STRAIGHT TALKCounting our blessings at the end of a banner year for NCH allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org SEE STRAIGHT TALK, A27 SEE ALZHEIMERS, A27 SEE STRESS, A29
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Collier County companies recognized as Fit-Friendly in 2011 are: Arthrex; Gulfshore Insurance; the District School Board of Collier County; and Physicians Regional Healthcare System.The next Fit-Friendly Companies application is due to the AHA by Jan, 31. For more information, contact Regan Goldberg, AHA vice president of Southwest Florida Field Operations, at 495-4901 or email@example.com. An online application is at www.heart.org. STRAIGHT TALKFrom page A26have no idea how to continue, or they might repeat themselves, struggle with vocabulary or call things by the wrong name (e.g., calling a watch a handclock). Whats typical: Sometimes having trouble finding the right word. 7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. A person with Alzheimers disease might put things in unusual places, or lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they accuse others of stealing. This might occur more frequently over time. Whats typical: Misplacing a pair of glasses or the remote control from time to time. 8. Decreased or poor judgment. People with Alzheimers might use poor judgment when dealing with money and do something like give large amounts to telemarketers. They might also pay less attention to personal grooming and hygiene. Whats typical: Making a bad decision once in a while. 9. Withdrawl from work or social activities. A person with Alzheimers might start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. They can have trouble keeping up with a favorite sports team or remembering how to complete a favorite hobby. Whats typical: Sometimes feeling weary of work, family and social obligations. 10. Changes in mood and personality. Someone with Alzheimers might become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They can be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone. Whats typical: Developing very specific ways of doing things and becoming irritable when a routine is disrupted. For more information on the warning signs of Alzheimers disease or for help finding a medical professional, call the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of the Alzheimers Association at (800) 2723900. The helpline is open 24 hours, seven days a week. one of them. We are also grateful also to our medical staff of 652 professionals who cover the emergency room around the clock, caring for 60 percent of patients who never expected to spend their night in a hospital. These dedicated men and women are directly responsible for the low mortality and morbidity (complications) rates that enabled Collier County in 2011 to repeat as the healthiest county in Florida, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and also to have the nations longest life expectancy for a woman and second longest for a man, according to the University of Washington. Finally, of course, we are truly grateful for every one of our NCH colleagues. Together we have changed the face of health care in Southwest Florida over the past 10 years. Every day and every night, all year long, our competent, compassionate caregivers stand ready to perform complex surgery, alleviate pain and help address any other medical, surgical or psychiatric need our patients have. The range of expertise and care, of skills and abilities is vast. The employees of NCH are second to none. They comprise the heart of our hospital. And we are fortunate, indeed, to have them. We are also distributing a holiday gift check of $50 to each of our 3,983 colleagues as an expression of our gratitude. Finally, all of this progress and growth wouldnt be possible had we not been blessed with the unstinting efforts of a dedicated 22-member board of trustees, who help guide our institution each step of the way. These volunteer leaders embody a community that takes pride in the quality of its health care. And for that, too, we are grateful. Yes, it truly is the season to give thanks. And as the chief executive of this institution, I couldnt be more proud or thankful. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System.ALZHEIMERSFrom page 26
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 NEWS A29 Hospice Foundation of America. His visit to Naples is sponsored by Vitas Hospice, Dignity Memorial, IberiaBank, Moorings Park and 21st Century Care. Light dinner will be served. RSVP by Jan. 12 by calling 597-3101.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 430-3934 or visit www. lighthouseofcollier.org.Free counseling for caregiversCaregivers of seniors ages 60 and older who are experiencing stress from changing life circumstances can obtain free peer counseling from the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Counseling is coordinated by Margot Escott, a licensed clinical social worker with MHASWFL. Call 261-5405 or e-mail mescott@ mhaswfl.org. Ms. Escott can also provide information about the associations other services.Free seminars at Physicians RegionalThe following free seminar is coming up at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road: New Vein Treatment Options, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10: Cardiologist Julian Javier will discuss treatment options for vein disease, including sclerotherapy and laser therapy procedures to eliminate varicose and spider veins. Robotic-arm Knee and Hip Surgery, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10: Orthopedic surgeon Jon Dounchis will discuss the latest advances in robotic techniques to restore hip and knee function. MAKOplasty Joint Resurfacing, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11: Orthopedic surgeon Frederick Buechel Jr. will discuss diagnosis and treatment advances for early to midstage osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. Whats New for Painful Knees and Hips, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12: Orthopedic surgeon Robert Zehr will discuss treatments and recovery programs. For more information or registration, call 348-4180 or visit www.physiciansregional.com/events.Support for Parkinsons patients and their caregiversThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds exercise, speech and art therapy classes at locations in Naples and Bonita Springs for those who suffer from Parkinsons disease. Support programs for families and caregivers are also offered, and various opportunities are available for volunteers at PASFI headquarters, 2950 Tamiami Trail N. Dance classes take place 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Fitness for Life Center in the Shops of Hidden Lakes in Bonita Springs. Attendance is free. PASFI has recently signed a contract with NCH Healthcare System to hold speech classes at the North Collier Hospital. Classes will take place once a week for eight weeks, beginning early in 2012. To sign up for classes or for more information about services and programs offered by PASFI, call Executive Director Ruth Hubing at 417-3465, e-mail pasfied@ aol.com or visit www.PASFi.org. TO YOUR HEALTHSTRESSFrom page 26 COURTESY PHOTOThe Allen & Marla Weiss Health Sciences Hall is nearing completion at Edison State College-Collier. The first classes in the building are scheduled for the spring semester. Frank Stout, project manager for general contractor GATES, reports work continues on the installation of flooring inside and sidewalks and landscaping outside. The 43,500-square-foot building will have nursing and related labs on the first floor and chemistry and biology labs on the second floor. Both floors will also house classrooms and administrative space, and the rooftop will have a patio.
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MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickIts a New Years tradition around my home, one that has outlived three generations of pets but still works to help ensure the safety of the animals I live with now. No, not resolutions, although I make those, too vowing, among other things, to exercise the dogs more, take more time for their training and do more for animals who are not as lucky as mine are. The tradition Im talking about is far easier to accomplish. I call the pets over and check their necks. I always do my neck checks around the first of the year. Its easy to remember that way, especially for me, a person who has a hard time remembering much of anything when it comes to appointments: heartworm and flea medications on the first of the month, neck checks the first of the year, annual exams on each pets birthday. (Any variation and Im hopelessly lost!) The neck check is easy, taking a few minutes to look for wear and fit on the collars, and legibility on the tags. Consider the collar first. A properly fitted collar is important, but so is the right type. For dogs, a buckled or snap-together collar made of leather or nylon webbing is the best choice, and the proper fit is comfortably close but not too snug. Make sure your dogs not wearing a choke or prong collar for everyday use. These pose a potentially deadly hazard if left on an unsupervised dog. When it comes to cat collars, some people fear their pet will get snagged while roaming and die. Other people argue that their cats stay indoors and so never need a collar. But if your pet has ever slipped out, or might, you ought to reconsider a collar and tag. As for cats being caught by their collars, this is resolved by the simple piece of elastic in most cat collars that enables the pet to slip free of the collar in a pinch. If you have the right kind of collar on your pet, look at the holes and the fasteners. The collar is weakest at these spots, so if you see signs of excessive wear or strain, youll need to replace the collar soon. As for those tags, they need checking, too. A license is great, but since many lost pets are picked up by people in the neighborhood, its a good idea to supplement the license with an ID tag that has a couple of phone numbers your home, mobile and the number of a friend or relative. Check to make sure the information is current and legible, and if not, order a new tag. I never put the pets name or my address on the tags. Instead, my pets tags say REWARD! with a collection of phone numbers. I want to get the point across that I want my pets back quickly. Dont delay in fixing any problems you find with your pets neck check. Issues with collars and tags are easy to fix, and these items are the cheapest insurance you can buy against loss or accidents. And if your pet isnt microchipped, add that to your to-do list. Animals given up as lost forever have been reunited with their families because of this technology. Video bonus: Watch Pet Connections Dr. Marty Becker and his daughter, dog-trainer Mikkel Becker, discuss the best and worst choices for collars on Vetstreet.com (vetstreet.com/ learn/choosingthe-right-collarfor-your-pet). Check the neckTake a few minutes to ensure your pets collar and tags are in good shape Pets of the Week To adopt or foster a petAll dogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with a medical exam, vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the new satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during regular mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information.>>Momma Cat is a 2-year-old Manx mix who lived up to her name, bringing the shelter a litter of kittens that have since been adopted. Shes xed now and ready for a good home.>>Pinky is a 7-year old Chihuahua. Although hes a bit timid at rst, he warms up to be loving and playful. >>Tiego is a 6-yearold Chihuahua mix. Hes full of energy and hopes to nd his forever home soon. >>Lena is a Cider House All-Star pooch who was returned to the shelter because her family didnt have enough time for her and she was left alone for long periods of time. >>Benji is a 6-monthold retriever mix. Hes a bundle of joy who will give your family tons of happiness.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 NEWS A31 IN (rising) beginning: A B C: Its easy. Its like counting up to 3. Sing a simple melody. Sampson Alan Mark & Sean Jay, Easy As 1,2,3middling: The Type A field is the one that has generally been written about and thought of, especially by classical analysts. Its the field in which symbolic communication prevails... Its a play space, and a creative space, a field in which illusion in also present The Type B field is what I call an actiondischarge field..., which has to do with taking contents within yourself, placing them into the other person, not for the purpose of understanding but to get rid of them... It is not designed for understanding. And the Type C field is the most fascinating of all because its really not been identified before... I call it the static field... Its a very interesting field in that non-communication is the medium. Language is used in order not to communicate. One is symbolic and the other is interactional..., but in a Type C field, all language is used as a barrier... Type C field is one in which meaninglessness is the model, the lie is the mode, and deception is the goal. Robert Langs, The Listening ProcessHortus conclusus soror mea, sponsa; hortus conclusus, fons signatus. (A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed up.) Song of Solomon, 4: 12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken dish. Psalm 31: 12ending: You have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise. You perceive my thoughts from afar... If I go up to the heavens, you are there. If I make my bed in the depths, you are there. Psalm 139(...................................................................... ............................................................................. ..................) OUT (falling) beginning: No framed dinner with Andre here. This is a simply a glass of cold water given in name to the least little one party. Soon: the longest night of the year is over. The dreidels spin no more. The wise men have come and gone via the long route. The ancient ancestors sleep again, perhaps with the elves and caribou, the lion and the lamb. (Who?) middling: So: dreaming a little dream. In the master dance class of my dreams all is given. Given is the keystone; given is the arch. The time, the place, the riddle and its answer that gives me entry: All is given. Monster memories, Caesarian birth, sunshine threnody, moonshine plainchant: All is given. Even the garb, the socks and the tights and the too, too many to be counted moves. All is given. And I leaving did I ever enter? the garden fresh, each and every leaving never before, un-presented, unprecedented. Nude, descending the stare case. A blurry of flashings and scintillation. Untimely. How could such a package been left unopened? ending: Do I ever leave? This is for you: Beyond meaning, but not meaningless. Beyond action-discharge, but not still. No barrier and no content and no mystery. Content. Beyond contentious and consensual. Not contextual. Totally rim shot; sting snap shot. If there is getting lost, it likely happens here, de profundis clamavi. (...................................................................... ............................................................................. ...................) Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. MUSINGSHortus conclusus m h d Rx firstname.lastname@example.org Dont Move IMPROVE! D o n t M o v e I M PR OV E! COMPLETE REMODELING | NEW COUNTERTOPS | CABINET REFACING | DREAM KITCHENS | CUSTOM CLOSETS | LUXURIOUS BATHROOMSYour complete satisfaction is my rst and foremost priority.Tony Leeber Sr.Owner/ContractorFactory Direct Pricing... We are the Factory!Lifetime Warranty on any product we manufacture!Cornerstone stands behind every job... BEFORE. DURING. AFTER.Give us an opportunity to wow you! VISIT OUR SHOWROOMS... Licensed and Insured General Contractor #CBC1253280 Youre invited to our ...OPEN HOUSECOMPLETE REMODELING | NEW COUNTERTOPS |Thinking of Moving? ASK OUR SALES PEOPLE TODAY! COUNTER TOPS QUARTZ COUNTER TOPS 3CM GRANITE COUNTER TOPS FORT MYERSHANSONFOWLER ST METRO PKWYWINKLER COLONIAL N S Mon-Sat 10:00am 4:00pm Evenings available by appt. only NAPLES SHOWROOM7700 Tamiami Trail N. 239-593-1112 3150 Metro Parkway 239-332-3020Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm Evenings available by appt. only
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Ho! Ho! Ho!Membership Directors Association of SWF makes holiday donations, and more good business events. B9 INSIDE House HuntingOlde Naples ambiance on the water in Aqualane Shores. B11 The Fool knowsWhat does OTC refer to in the stock market? B6 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF DEC. 29-JAN. 4, 2012 The federal district court in Portland, Ore., reversed an $85 million jury verdict against Naples-based Arthrex Inc. issued in June of this year. The move effectively dismissed Smith & Nephew Inc.s eight-yearlong pursuit against Arthrex and its SutureTak and PushLock line of suture anchors. These suture anchors are used in arthroscopic shoulder surgery throughout the world. The court held that under the correct construction of the patent, no reasonable jury could find that Arthrex infringed in this case. The court also held no reasonable jury could have found that Arthrex committed indirect infringement of the patent, vindicating Arthrex in all respects. Since the filing of this lawsuit in January 2004, Arthrex has consistently maintained that it did not infringe S&Ns patent. This was the third trial in this case, with the first trial being a mistrial, a verdict for plaintiff in the second trial being reversed by the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. and now this third trials verdict overturned and judgment granted for Arthrex. This ruling comes six months after Arthrex won an appeal against S&N, which took away a $4.7 million dollar verdict awarded to S&N in the Eastern District of Texas. While we are very pleased with the judges ruling, we are perplexed by S&Ns continued attempt to compete in the courtroom rather than the marketplace, said John W. Schmieding, Arthrexs general counsel. Arthrex would much rather apply its resources toward advancing innovation and lifechanging technologies. The court also denied S&Ns request for enhanced damages, for an injunction and willful infringement. Arthrex is hopeful that S&N agrees with this sentiment, will forgo an appeal and drop the matter. More than 6,000 products for arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedures have been developed by Arthrex and are currently marketed worldwide. Court dismisses $85 million verdict against ArthrexSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ BY NANCI THEORETntheoret@ oridaweekly.comTHE CLOCK ISNT JUST TICKING DOWN THE hours to a new year. For local businesses, theres just a matter of days to make those last-minute big-ticket purchases and major gifts to reap the benefits on tax day. Come midnight Jan. 1, the clock expires on several solid tax breaks, including a major 100 percent bonus first-year depreciation for most new machinery, equipment and software. Part of a congressional economic stimulus package, the government has yet to extend the Dec. 31 deadline, which will return to its traditional five-year capitalization period with the new year. If you need a new computer, buy it now because you can write it all off, says Chuck Knox, a Fort Myers accountant. Without this provision, businesses would have to claim a five-year depreciation. Businesses planning to purchase new depreciable property this year or next should try to accelerate their buying plans. The provision allows businesses to deduct up to $500,000 of the cost of new equipment or assets purchased in 2011 and is subject to a phase-out if more than $2 million of equipment is placed in service. Assets that dont qualify include real estate and inventory purchased for resale. The annual deduction amount declines to $125,000 in 2012.Beat the clock to keep some green in your pocket in 2012 honest tax tips SEE TAX TIPS, B7
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Making dreams come true... Happy Holidays from our family to yours!SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! With the years end will come yearend investment statements from your advisers. What to do? First things first: know your portfolio. After understanding your portfolio as much as you possibly can (on your own or through assistance), then talk to your advisers. After reflection (and not kneejerk reactions), then consider making changes, focusing on asset allocation as the most important of portfolio elements. Here are some suggestions to help you keep your financial house in order in 2012: Make a commitment to understand what your statements are telling you about your portfolios components and performance. Numbers tell a story and you need to find out your story. Find your year-end statements and study them. When you sit flown with your broker or adviser, you will review all elements of those statements, especially those parts of the statement that are not comprehensible to you. You cannot have a meaningful conversation with a lawyer, a spouse and your multiple investment advisers unless you understand your statement. You will know that you know when you can explain it to a spouse or someone who is not a financial geek so practice aloud to yourself or write the story of your portfolio on paper. Many investment firms have different ways of presenting the same information so transition is not seamless; it takes a while to get oriented to each firms layout. Make a commitment to set an annual review with your advisers or brokers. The best time to book a meeting is after the market closes: the office is quiet and the adviser wont have any distractions. Make sure you received your statements in advance and that you have done your best to understand them. Make a list of questions and attend the meeting with a note pad. Like a lecture, you will want to take notes and reread them that evening. You want to ask the same questions over and over until you understand the answers. You want to absorb as much insight from your advisers as possible. If you start a meeting in a critical or negative frame of mind and use critical language (as you are disturbed that you have losses or under performance), you might be limiting the amount of information that you really need to gather to make an informed assessment of your portfolio. Be cautious when you hear that your adviser is not concerned about what has happened in the past 12 months and is really only concerned about the next five to 10 years. You might be dead in five to 10 years. Such discussions really take the clients attention away from recent performance. True, one year is not necessarily a good yardstick, as some strategies and algorithmic trading needs 18 months to two years for evaluation. An equity portfolio that is very large will most often approximate market returns; if such a portfolio is not faring as well as benchmarks, you might have reason for immediate concern. If managers tell you that they invest for the long term and are not deterred by short-term results, be careful that you do not hear this tune again next year. Accumulated years of short-term returns ultimately become the long term. Be cautious to not get focused on one individual stock or one sub-manager in your portfolio review with your adviser as it, again, derails your focus from the picture and many an adviser can talk his/her way out of any corner. Making a decision to allocate more funds or pull funds while in a meeting might not be to your advantage; you might be better served to consider all the information over several days before you make any changes. You might be better served to speak to all your advisers before you make any asset changes. Let your adviser know clearly how often you want communication other than statements or mass e-mailings. Some clients want constant dialogue and others will plan to talk to you in a year or more. The adviser might be thinking that you want to be left alone, when all the while you are wondering why you are not getting phone calls. You (or your accountant or your adviser) should pull all your various accounts together to see allocations and performance on a consolidated basis. You will want to know your consolidated exposure to: equities, bonds, and other alternative asset classes; you will want to know consolidated income from the portfolio. Remember: portfolio allocation is more important than the individual selections! And you want to create true portfolio diversification, beyond traditional asset classes of bonds and equities Consider the benefits of several investment advisers. There is value to having multiple advisers as each might have a different area of expertise and each has a different view of the world. Studies have shown that after 2008, there was marked shift in wealth portfolios from a sole adviser to several advisers. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For midweek commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. MONEY & INVESTINGTime to make some New Years investment resolutions i t p f i i o jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAjshowaltercfa@yahoo.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 Awards and Recognition Maxine Corbett, the owner of Richlin Interiors, received a 2011 Design Excellence Award from the American Society of Interior Designers South Florida Chapter in the category of Historic RenovationResidential for her restoration of Victor Alfred Lundys Herron House. Kelly Reese of Richlin Interiors received the 2011 Design Excellence Award from the American Society of Interior Designers South Florida Chapter in the category of Product Design Fixtures-Attached for her work on a client media wall. Originally from Lancaster, Pa., Ms. Reese graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylv ania with a bachelors degree in interior design. She also studied Italian Renaissance architecture in Florence, Italy, at the Florence University of the Arts. Robert Carsello, Ross Obley and Alan Reynolds were inducted into the Collier Building Industry Association Housing Hall of Fame during the annual CBIA awards banquet earlier this month at Olde Cypress Country Club in Naples. The three were recognized for their leadership and contributions to the building industry and to the local community. Mr. Carsello is the former CEO of Kraft Construction. Mr. Obley developed 2,100 acres in Collier County that is now known as Pelican Bay. He also worked with the Economic Development Council of Collier County. Mr. Reynolds has been with WilsonMiller since 1978 and is currently the vice president of StanTec, the 10,500-employee company that WilsonMiller joined in 2010. Board Appointments Kent Anderson, vice president and senior private banker for Harris Private Bank in Naples, has been named to the American Military Veterans Education Fund Cabinet at Hodges University. The committee raises awareness and funding to provide scholarship and grant dollars to help veterans whose benefits are insufficient to cover the full cost of tuition for attending Hodges University. Chris Spina of Spina Realty Company has joined the board of directors for the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. William Keith, partner in the law firm of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., has been elected to the national board of directors of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Prior to his election, Mr. Keith qualified as an advocate member of ABOTA, which required a minimum of 50 civil jury trials to a jury verdict as lead counsel. HE is board certified as a civil trial lawyer by the Florida Bar and also holds certifications as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as a circuit civil court mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. He was honored with the Lion of the Law award from the Collier County Judiciary and as Attorney of the Year by the Collier County Bar Association. He was also named one of the 2012 Best Lawyers in America in the area of personal injury law. Chamber of Commerce Erin Morton has joined the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as administrative assistant to provide staff support for several departments, including finance, accounting and the Leadership Collier Foundation. Originally from Wisconsin, she has lived in Naples for six years and most recently served as a business relationship manager with the Economic Development Council of Collier County. Ms. Morton holds a bachelors degree with a concentration in behavioral analysis, clinical psychology, case management, substance abuse and addiction counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She graduated magna cum laude with an MBA from Capella University. Health Care Dr. Pedro Arocho has joined Alta Private Health Group as a board-certified family practice physician. Dr. Arocho earned his bachelors degree in natural sciences from Fordham University in New York City and his medical degree from New York College of Medicine. He completed his family practice residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. He has held a fellowship at the University of North Carolina and an appointment on the CNN Health Advisory Board. He was also an associate professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Club Management Three new staff members have joined Tiburon Golf Club, a WCI Communities development in North Naples. They are: Bill Delayo as general manager; Daniel Scinto, executive chef; and Desmond Maguire, souschef. A graduate of Villanova University, Mr. Delayo has an extensive background managing residential and resort clubs, including TPC Treviso Bay in Naples, Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs and TPC Louisiana in New Orleans. Chef Scinto has trained at properties including the Da Arrigo Hotel, Milan, Italy; the Hyatt Regency, Brussels, Belgium; Hotel Guardaval, Arosa, Switzerland; and Loews Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco. While in Monte Carlo, Scinto was part of the culinary team that prepared the royal wedding dinner for Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline. Chef Maguire, a graduate of the culinary arts program at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, has led the food and beverage team at WCIs Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club in Naples and was previously with Naples Grande Beach Resort. ON THE MOVE Keith Delayo Scinto Maguire Morton Arocho Save Shaar Hagai Canaans Please log onto http://canaandogs.info/ to sign the petition and help support our cause. Thank you! The End of the Canaans at Shaar Hagai? Shaar Hagai Kennels is facing a serious legal suit by the Israel Government Lands Authority who intend to evict us and the dogs from the place where we have been living for nearly 42 years. To anyone who is not familiar with the history here, when I immigrated to Israel I chose to live in an isolated and derelict spot, with a few buildings that were built by the British during the mandate years, and were abandoned from the time they left. This was my form of Zionism to breed and preserve the Canaan Dog, the national and natural breed of Israel, and one of the few original breeds still existing in the world, in a place that was also worth preserving We chose to live here, in an isolated place that was in a condition of near total ruin when we moved here, without electricity or phone for 17 years, because it was a place where we could breed dogs, the Canaan Dogs, without bothering anyone. We entered with a contract, and only after a number of years did we discover that the authority that we signed with had no rights over the place. For all the years we have been here, we have attempted to resolve the problem and legalize our position, with now they have decided, after total refusal to even enter into mediation, to evict us. Their only plans are to demolish the place. The Canaan Dog has great importance as one of the last representatives of the natural have disappeared, but here in Israel there are still dogs living in nature and with the Bedouin that can be brought in to strengthen the gene pool. This can not be done anywhere else. Eviction will be a huge and disastrous blow to the breeding and preservation of the Canaan Dog, both here and in the world. I have dedicated all my resources to the breeding of the dogs and their care. My daughter was born here, and my grandchildren have been born here, and the family is united in their love for what we are doing of buying new land and building new kennels. Just the legal costs of trying to defend ourselves is a huge burden. We are turning to our friends and those that are aware of what we have been doing makers. Please support us by signing our petition page http://canaandogs.info/, by sending us a note of support, by passing the word on to anyone who may have some -Myrna ShibolethIn Loving Memory of:Isabeau Cana me Shaar Hagai --See a further explanation of the situation: The Habibi Diaries -http://myrnash.blogspot.com/?spref=fbPlease Sign the Petitionhttp://canaandogs.info/The cultural & historical signi cance of these indigenous dogs is important. Isabeau's wild born father was a gift from the Bedouin. Her mother Timnath Sara & Myrna were featured on a National Geographic special a few years ago. Our girl, Isabeau Cana was funny & would even smile showing her teeth. This breed is very intelligent. We are devastated at the loss of our beloved household family member, loving companion & erce guardian of our person & property. Please help support the cause to save the foundation kennels by visiting the link below and save a piece of history for years to come! Pamela Templeton
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 THE MOTLEY FOOL Savings Bonds BasicsIf youre looking for safe but slow growth, consider U.S. savings bonds, backed by Uncle Sam. Some bonds even offer inflation-adjusted returns. (With interest rates so low these days, though, consider other options as well, such as solid dividend-paying stocks.) Heres a quick introduction: Series EE Bonds: These have replaced the Series E bonds. Their current interest rate (through April 2012) is fixed, recently at 0.60 percent. You can buy these and other bonds electronically or on paper. Series HH Bonds: These bonds have been phased out, so you might not be able to get your hands on any now. I Bonds: The I stands for inflation, because the return on an I Bond is a combination of a fixed rate (established at the time of purchase) and a floating rate that is adjusted every six months based on the Consumer Price Index for urban users (CPI-U). The most recent composite interest rate is 3.06 percent. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS): These are Treasuries, not savings bonds. But people buy TIPS for the same What Is This Thing Called The Motley Fool?Remember Shakespeare? Remember As You Like It? In Elizabethan days, Fools were the only people who could get away with telling the truth to the King or Queen. The Motley Fool tells the truth about investing, and hopes youll laugh all the way to the bank. Whos Buying?QWhen the stock market falls due to lots of selling, whos buying? J.F., Salinas, Calif.AGenerally, for every seller, theres a buyer. The stock market is like an auction, where shares trade at prices that buyers are willing to pay and sellers are willing to take. Thus, if its revealed that the Free Range Onion Co. engaged in fraudulent accounting, buyers will immediately decide that its shares are worth a lot less and sellers will only be able to unload at lower prices. You might want to sell your shares, but at their new low price, theres probably someone who thinks theyre a bargain.QWhat does OTC refer to in the stock market? L.N., Victoria, TexasAIt officially stands for over the counter, but today it should really be over the computer. Long ago, to buy or sell a stock that didnt trade on an exchange, you would call your broker, who would then call another broker and make the trade over the phone. Then, in 1971, the Nasdaq stock market was established, offering an automated trading system. Suddenly, it was much easier to get the best price on your transaction, and trading activity could be monitored, too. The Nasdaq stock market is the main OTC system in the U.S., and it lists thousands of companies from young, relatively unknown firms to many enterprises youre probably familiar with, such as Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Starbucks and eBay. 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(EE and I Bonds have the additional tax advantages of tax-deferral, and can be tax-free if used for qualified higher-education expenses.) They can be purchased commission-free at www.treasurydirect.gov and sometimes also through your local bank or other financial institution. Theres a lot more to learn about savings bonds before you invest. Visit www. savingsbonds.gov to start. For info on CDs and money market accounts, drop by www.fool.com/savings/savings.htm. And to grow your savings more aggressively, learn more about stocks. Broken PromisesWhat messed up my retirement the most was believing the prime minister of Canada. When he was seeking re-election, he promised not to change the tax laws on income trusts. Well, the laws were changed. I had been investing on margin at a very conservative level, but I still ended up forced to sell at the very lowest point and lost almost 70 percent of my whole portfolio. C.B., Peterborough, Ontario The Fool Responds: First off, when you invest on margin (by borrowing money from your brokerage), that will amplify your gains or losses. The more margin you employ, the more risk you take on. Its good to remember, also, that despite what politicians may promise, laws do change on occasion.Here in the U.S., were enjoying very low tax rates on most dividend income, but that could easily change. Even the rules for Roth IRAs might change. When the Canadian income-trust tax changes were first announced, there was a big overreaction. Those who could wait it out didnt suffer as much. In the U.S., master limited partnerships (MLPs) are similar to income trusts. The Motley Fool TakeFords Doing Better Than You ThinkAutomakers reported a 13.9 percent jump in U.S. sales (year over year) in November. Fords (NYSE: F) overall gain lagged that a bit, at 13 percent. But Fords increase in retail sales was 20 percent, its largest such increase in nine months. And its retail market share in the U.S. stands at about 15 percent, a five-year high. The distinction between retail and overall sales matters. For years, the Detroit automakers have been dependent on sales to fleets think rental-car companies, government agencies and the like to boost their sales numbers and keep factories humming, particularly with less-competitive models. Thats Name That CompanyBased in Danbury, Conn., Im a leading interior design company, making and selling home furnishings that range from sofas, bedding and media cabinets to clocks, candle holders and artwork. I offer free interior design services through my website and 280-some Design Centers. I own and operate five manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States and one manufacturing plant in Mexico. Roughly 70 Last weeks trivia answerI trace my roots back to 1965 and my first store, in Bridgeport, Conn. Today Im the worlds largest fast-food chain, with more than 35,000 locations in more than 90 countries. I began franchising in 1974, which helped me grow. Some 8,000plus stores are in unconventional locations, such as museums, riverboats and construction sites. Ive recently started offering breakfast fare. My flagship sandwich, introduced in 1975, is named for the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit system. I reportedly rake in more than $15 billion annually. Since Im still privately held, you cant buy stock in me. Who am I? (Answer: Subway) percent of my products are made in the U.S. My offerings reflect five signature lifestyles: Vintage, Elegance, Explorer, Romance and Modern. Im named for a Vermont folk hero. Who am I? Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize! not necessarily bad, but retail sales are more profitable. Higher retail sales are also a good sign for shareholders because they reflect the competitiveness of an automakers products, and thus its ability to get good prices and profit margins. Boding well for automakers is the fact that many consumers have postponed new-car purchases in recent years, and the average age of cars on American roads has gone way up. With unemployment numbers finally ticking down a bit, its possible that more households will be shifting into car-buying mode in coming months. Continued strong execution on Fords part should serve its stock price well. In the meantime, it just reinstituted its dividend. (The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford, and its newsletters have recommended it.) Do you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y n y, i ngs a nd o lde ri o r i te I r h e c 7 0 p m in li f E x p e rn. I fo lk h er Know with Fool youll be en nifty prize! BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com or visit www.napleschamber.org. The Above Board Chamber meets for lunch and a program titled Setting Your Business Goals at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Hilton Naples. Panelists will be Dan Regelski, director of the Small Business Development Center at FGCU; Jan Kantor, president of Success Systems; and Robin Richards, owner of Growing Forward Business Solutions; Sue Huff will emcee. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. Call 981-7426 or prepay online at www.AboveBoardChamber.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts Wake Up Naples for members and guests from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Hilton Naples. The morning is sponsored by Seminole Casino Immokalee. For reservations, visit www.napleschamber.org/events. The Gulf Coast Venture ForumNaples Chapter meets from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at The Ritz-Carton Golf Resort. The primary purpose of the GCVF is to promote the success of Southwest Floridas new and emerging businesses by educating and bringing together the best entrepreneurs and Angel Investors. For information about membership requirements, call 2626300 or visit www.gcvf.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its first Business After 5 of the New Year from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Naples Day Surgery at the NCH downtown campus, 311 Ninth St. N. Attendees will tour one of the first and largest outpatient surgery centers in the area. Register at www.napleschamber.org/events. Leadership Collier Foundation alumni will meet for a box lunch and hear from Naples Mayor-elect John Sorey beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Professional Development Center at 615 Third Ave. S. Graduates of Leadership Collier, Growing Associates In Naples and the Leadership Institute are welcome. Cost is $10. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for Business After Business at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. For location and more information, call 435-9410 or 643-3600.
O er Good thru 01/31/12 WITH THIS AD $350.OFFNew Orders OnlyCoupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Order. Why Do More Home Owners ChooseComplete Line of Rolldowns Clear Pan ccordionsCall For FREE Estimate594-16161762 Trade Center Way, Naples Florida, 34109Hurricane IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS!! QUALITT RVICE NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 BUSINESS B7 M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12239-775-6860 www.economybodyshop.com Email : firstname.lastname@example.org 2240 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 hour Towing RentalsTypically, software purchased for business use must be depreciated over a 36-month period. Also expiring: The research tax credit and an extraordinarily high $500,000 expensing limitation (and within that dollar limit, $250,000 of expensing for qualified real property). Businesses that take advantage of the business property expensing option that expires this year can qualify for a $500,000 expensing limit with a $2 million investment ceiling. Unless Congress changes the rules, the dollar limit will drop to $139,000 in 2012. Those generous dollar ceilings that apply this year allow smalland mediumsized business to make timely purchases and deduct most if not all of their outlays for machinery and equipment. Also helpful, the expensing deduction is not pro-rated for the time the asset is in service during the year, opening a significant year-end planning opportunity. Small businesses that pay at least half of employee health insurance premiums may also qualify for a tax credit up to 35 percent of the premiums paid. Employers with fewer than 25 full-time employees that pay an average wage of less than $50,000 a year may qualify. Additional business tax deductions allow businesses to reduce taxable profit. Paying attention to other on-the-books laws can also yield some personal benefits, including a company car at a small cost or a business-vacation trip. Auto Expenses: The cost of maintaining a vehicle used for business or owned by the company can be deducted. Expenses can be claimed by keeping track of and deducting all actual business-related use or calculating the standard mileage rate for all businessrelated travel, tolls and parking fees. The 2011 rate is 51 cents per mile. Companies that calculate the actual expense method can also deduct vehicle depreciation. The cost of going into business: Businesses that opened their doors in 2011 are eligible for a standard capital expense deduction. Books and legal and professional Fees: Books that help a business forgo legal and tax professionals are considered part of the cost of doing business. Fees paid to attorneys, tax pros and consultants can also be deducted. Bad debts: A business that sells goods can deduct the cost of merchandise that was sold but not paid for. Businesses providing services, however, can not claim an unpaid debt. Entertaining: Discuss business with a present or prospective client at a restaurant or catered lunch, and claim 50 percent of the cost. Travel: Business-related travel, including the costs of airfare, transportation, lodging, meals, drying cleaning and shipping, telephone or fax expenses incurred while away, can also be deducted. Interest: Companies that use credit to finance business purchases can fully claim interest and any carrying charges. Charitable contributions: Partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations that make charitable contribution and pass the deduction on to individual tax returns. Regular C corporations can deduct charitable contributions on their business tax return. Items such as computers or office furniture donated to a school or not-forprofit organization can also be claimed, unless the equipment has been fully depreciated. Taxes: Taxes incurred in operating a business are also typically tax deductible, including sales tax on items purchased for a companys day-to-day operations. Education expenses: Expenses necessary for maintaining or improving business skills can also be claimed if related to a companys current business, trade or occupation. Advertising and promotion: Companies that advertise their goods or services everything from business cards and Yellow Page ads are deductible as a current expense. Businesses can also claim promotional costs that create business goodwill, such as sponsoring a local sporting team. TIPSFrom page 1 One in five adults admitted to having been the recipient of at least one lousy holiday gift last year, according to a new Consumer Reports poll. Some of the ways in which they dealt with those less-than-stellar presents might give pause to prospective bad-gift givers this holiday season. Thirty-nine percent hid it away somewhere, 15 percent regifted the item, 11 percent threw it out, and another 11 percent returned it to the store. Daringly, 2 percent gave the gift right back to the giver. The full results of the Consumer Reports Holiday Poll can be found at www.ConsumerReports.org. The Consumer Reports poll also revealed who Americans think deserve the title of worst gift-giver. One in 10 adults indentified their in-laws, 9 percent said friends, while 5 percent said Grandma and Grandpa gave the worst presents. Our survey shows that at least 44 percent of Americans still believe that its the thought that counts and simply make the best of it when they receive a bad gift, said Tod Marks, Consumer Reports senior editor and resident shopping expert. And, of course, gift receipts are always a good idea.Holiday spendingAmericans expect to spend an average of $707 on gifts this year, up 4 percent from last year. Shoppers say theyll use cash (33 percent) and debit cards (36 percent) most often to pay for gifts; 24 percent say theyll rely most on credit cards. On average, consumers expect to charge 6 percent more this holiday season than last. Overall, consumers feel this seasons holiday shopping deals are about the same as they were last year, with 17 percent saying the deals are better and 16 percent saying they are worse. Poll respondents cited online merchants (36 percent) and mass merchandise stores (36 percent) such as Walmart and Target as the best source of holiday bargains so far this season. More adults feel big box or warehouse stores like Costco or Sams Club have the best deals this year (19 percent) than last year (12 percent). Where bad gifts go Forty-four percent made the best of it. Thirty-nine percent stored it somewhere out of view. Eighteen percent donated it. Fifteen percent regifted it. Eleven percent returned it to the retailer. Eleven percent threw it out. Six percent tried to sell it. Two percent posted a picture of it online. Two percent gave it back to the gift-giver. Five percent did none of these things. Poll reveals what people do with lousy gifts
Jace Eddy Leukemia Patient Ria Fewox Pediatric Oncology Nurse Twice diagnosed with leukemia, Jace Eddy battled her illness with the help of her family, friends, Dr. Emad Salman, and the sta at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. She also relied on her courage, strength and determination. Today, Jace is a high school graduate ready to embark on her collegiate journey. To read more of Jaces story, please visit www.LeeMemorial.org/caring The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation has launched a capital campaign to build Americas newest childrens hospitala 148-bed facility adjacent to HealthPark Medical Center. To learn more, call The Foundation at 239-343-6950. Caring people, caring for people.www.LeeMemorial.org The only accredited childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami programs including: neonatal intensive care unit, cancer program, sickle cell anemia program, pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric sedation unit, cystic brosis program, medical day care and neuroscience center specialists teacherGoodbye Leukemia, Hello College Goodbye Leukemia, Hello College
FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY The Membership Directors Association of SWF holds a holiday partyWe 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. oridaweekly.com 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@ oridaweekly.com. BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 BUSINESS B9 The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Association holiday party 1 2 4 5 6 3 1 Holding a check of $1,000 for the Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation, left to right: Max Passino, Sheba Katz, Sandy Cotter, Joan Bilson, Francine Cavaseno, Kimberly Doerseln, Claire Pera, Beth Cameron, Debbie Lohan and Melody Kappauf. The association also donated gifts and $1,000 to St. Matthews House. 2 Sheba P. Katz, Max Passino and Beth Cameron 3 Bobbye Drobnyk and Jean Baer 4 Sandy Cotter, Kimberly Doerseln and Lisa Wilson 5. Jim Magnusson and Melissa Shanahan 6. Francine Cavaseno, Max Passino and Claire Pera CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 4 5 1 Donna Young, Robin DeMattie and Amy Snyder 2 Kelly Capolino and Maurica Hurley 3 Larry and Cecily Lancit 4 Sandy Cotte and Clay Cone 5. Pamela Anastasia and Alexandria Gross
FineMark Bank ready to serve customers in Bentley VillageThe Lubner Group recently completed the interior design of the FineMark National Bank & Trust office in Vi at Bentley Village in Naples. Lead designer on the project was Nancy Woodhouse, IDS, Lubner Group vice president of design and product development. One of the first steps was to replace sliding glass doors with an elegant entrance featuring custom doors. Materials used throughout the project include LEED-certified exotic bamboo strand wood floors, eco-friendly fabrics, lighting, wall coverings and many other LEED-certified materials plus fabrics made of 100 percent recycled polyester. The Lubner Group offers design and purchasing services with capabilities for crafting custom-designed furniture and total turnkey furnishing packages for commercial projects as well as shared-use properties such as timeshare resorts, hotels, fractional ownership and private residence clubs, plus developers of high-rise condominiums and singlefamily communities in North America and abroad. Coldwell Banker office raises funds for area nonprofitsColdwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES, the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, recently distributed more than $6,000 to three nonprofit charities in Naples. The funds were raised by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estates Naples North office through a golf tournament, garage sales and donations made by associates and employees during office gatherings. Many associates also made donations in their customers names after they closed on a home. Sales associates nominated the charities that were chosen and the offices CARES committee voted on how to distribute the funds. The Education Foundation of Collier County received $2,587 to fund six Connect with the Classroom teacher grants. Avow Hospice received $2,500 for a childrens grief counseling program, and Humane Society Naples received $1,000 for its animal husbandry workshops for children with autism and returning war veterans. Naples, as a whole, is very community minded and offers so much to improve and enhance the quality of life for its residents. It is our pleasure to be able to give back to these organizations who do such great work in the communities we serve, says Gerald Murphy, managing broker of the Naples North office. House Hunting is a Florida Weekly feature that focuses on one listing in the local marketplace.In beautiful Aqualane Shores, this gracious waterfront residence epitomizes the luxurious coastal living ambiance of Old Naples. Warm yellow stucco combined with columns and arched windows provide a unique combination of traditional architecture with Mediterranean appointments. Dual winding staircases lead to the main entrance, which opens to a spacious living area adorned with balconies, interior columns, marble flooring and arched entryways. Delving further inside, the most talented of chefs would covet the gourmet kitchen with its custom-crafted cabinetry and abundant countertop space. The upper level of this home is designed for optimal comfort with a lavish master suite, three bedrooms and additional living space overlooking the bay and a dramatic zero edge pool. The outdoor living area includes a spa, kitchen, pool bath and a fire pit for enjoying cool evenings. This estate also affords residents a 16,000-pound lift and a dock that will accommodate a 60-foot watercraft. Michele Harrison of John R. Wood Realtors offers this listing. For more information, call 580-9889. House Hunting: 6191 Aqualane Shores COURTESY PHOTOS COU RTE SY PHO TOS Woodhouse MurphyREAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B11WEEK OF DEC. 29-JAN. 4, 2012
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YACHT HARBOUR COVE 5075 YACHT HARBOR CIRCLE #604Views of Windstars Marina & Naples Bay. 3BR plus a Study/3.5BA residence with 640 sq. ft. of covered balcony. O ered at $1,200,000 KEY WEST LIFESTYLE IN OLDE NAPLES 1355 4TH STREET S.Just 4 blocks from the beach! Stunning 4BR/3.5BA/2 Car residence with wrap around verandah. O ered at $1,249,000 EMERALD LAKES 7156 MILL POND CIRCLEIncredibly priced 3BR/2BA residence with southern exposure & room for pool. O ered at $234,900 MERIDIAN CLUB IN PARK SHORE 4901 GULF SHORE BLVD. #1203Tastefully updated 12th Flr. Residence with 2+Den/3BA & fabulous views of the City, Gulf & Bay. Directly on the beach with impact resistant windows, 24 hour security & more. $1,149,000 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Previews International, And Previews Are Registered Trademarks Licensed To Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned And Operated By NRT LLC. GRAND PHOENICIAN AT THE DUNES 275 INDIES WAY TERRACE 6 is 3BR/3BA residence includes a private elevator, electric hurricane shutters, community pool & workout facility. O ered at $669,000 SOLD WATERFRONT IN THE MOORINGS | 210 SPRINGLINE DRIVEMinutes from Doctors Pass & the Gulf 3BR+Den, 3.5BA pool home on .45 acre lot with 167 of waterfront living, 2 boat docks one with a 20lb. lift O ered at $2,425,000
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ISLAND WALK PRIME VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATIONComfortable Elegance 4 BR,3.5BA From the engaging front porch you will love this gracious bright pool with lake views! A MUST SEE! Furniture package avl. $462,000 RESORT STYLE LIVING EVERYDAY! communities offer resort style living at its Best! Services, shops, conveniences and full recreational facilities reserved VILLAGE WALK PRIME VANDERBILT BEACH LOCATIONEstate sale new owner. $324,900 A Wonderful Windsor! Spacious 4 bedroom plus den, 3 full baths, South facing heated pool, electric $499,000 The Manor, only 18 of these beauties were built in $549,000 Breath taking views of 3 bridges from inside and down shutters, granite,side patio and more. MUST SEE! $265,000 Special Oakmont $419,000 STOP BY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER PROPERTIES Luxury, Elegance, and Value in one stunning package! This southern exposure home features plenty of windows to let in the natural light! Cherry, bright neutral interior is nicely upgraded throughout, screened lanai with lake views and heated pool creates the prefect place to entertain! Don't miss this one! $479,000 NEW LISTINGGreat Opportunity occupied the property. Great location short walk to Town amenities center. $326,900 Verona Walk NEW LISTINGLAKE VIEW back of home, and lake view with nice yard. GREAT BUY! $230,900 NEW LISTING
THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal housing opportunity. GOLFING COMMUNITIESpremiersothebysrealty.com MEDITERRA BELLO LAGO A 6BR + den estate of incomparable opulence! Wine cellar, 150 ft. geothermal pool, 12-seat theater & 5-car garage.$6,995,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 QUAIL WESTA substantial price reduction from $9,950,000 to $5,950,000 furnished. Lakefront masterpiece of 35 rooms, elevator.$5,950,000 | Philip N. Collins | 404-6800 QUAIL WESTMagnicent 2-story home on a double lot, over 11,000 SF of sheer luxury. Master wing. Gracious outdoor living.$4,500,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 TIBURON ESCADAElegant golf course estate home, 6,000 SF A/C, 6BR/5.5BA, resort-style pool & lanai. Exclusive member privileges.$2,995,000 | Julie Rembos | 595-1809 MEDITERRA IL TREBBIOMoroccan-inspired masterpiece has nearly 4,800 SF, built using the nest building materials. Private cul-de-sac.$2,650,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883 QUAIL CREEKExpansive golf views. Home theater, 4BR+den and 7.440 A/C SF. Two-storied screened lanai and 4.5car garage. $1,575,000 Sharon Kaltenborn/Terri Moellers | 248-1964 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON GARDENS Golf equity membership is included with this exquisite 3BR/3BA+den estate home. Country club living, pool & spa.$1,299,000 | Darlene Roddy | 404-0685 WYNDEMERE LODGINGSExpansive golf views, 5BR/4BA + family room estate home, 1.5 lots. Oversized lanai, pool/spa. Membership required.$995,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 OLDE CYPRESS Privacy abounds with views of pool/preserve. Functional 4BR/3.5BA+den home. Championship golf, membership optional. $779,900 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 MEDITERRA VERONAPrivate cul-de-sac lot in a neighborhood with 36 estate sites/homes. Sports/golf memberships, beach club, tennis. $690,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 WYNDEMERE GRASMEREA crisp, contemporary feeling in this 4BR/2.5BA stunning home. Lush landscaping. Social/golf membership required.$675,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 TIBURON CASTILLO#103 Exquisitely turnkey furnished 3BR penthouse. An exclusive Medallion Golf Membership, a $50,000 value, is included.$649,000 | Patrick D. OConnor | 293-9411 WYNDEMERE GOLF COTTAGESSunsets,golf course and lake views. Updated 3BR, 2.5BA. Wide plank cherry oors. Screened heated pool/spa.$495,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTABeautifully updated kitchen, improved master/ guest baths. Social or golf membership required (limited discounts).$475,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 WYNDEMERE PRESERVE Long lake and golf course views! Attached 3BR villa. Family room, upper loft & heated pool. Membership is required.$399,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 OLDE CYPRESSExceptional three bedroom plus den villa home is tastefully furnished. Southern exposure, private pool and spa. $419,900 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 TIBURON BOLERO#1001 Incredible golf views, charming 1st oor carriage home, decorated by Robb & Stucky. Social membership included. $439,000 Sharon Kaltenborn/Terri Moellers | 248-1964 WYNDEMERE COMMONSAn absolutely stunning, 3BR/2BA remodeled end residence overlooks golf course. Social or golf membership required.$425,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTAOne-of-a-kind courtyard home. Championship golf, tennis, tness center. Social/golf membership required. Furnished.$399,000 | Susan R. Payne | 777-7209 OLDE CYPRESSElegant, open 2BR+den plan, heated pool and golf course views. Award-winning clubhouse, social membership included. $399,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUBIrregular size cul-de-sac lot with great views over golf course. Clubhouse, many social & recreational activities.$299,900 | Teri Purvis | 860-6226WYNDEMERE COMMONSUltra spacious 4th oor 3BR/2BA corner condominium. Glassed-in lanai, lake and golf views. Membership required. $299,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126STONEBRIDGE ASHTON OAKS Panoramic golf views! Spacious 2BR, rst oor coach home. New carpet, granite countertops & stainless appliances. $289,000 | Gordie Lazich/Nick Stepan | 777-2033VINEYARDS SILVER OAKSWell-priced 2BR/2BA condominium. SW exposure, golf views. Clubhouse, pool, memberships available. Renter is in place. $179,900 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126WYNDEMERE WATER OAKSGreat price for a 2BR/2BA with 2-car attached garage. Walk to club & all of its amenities. Membership is required. $190,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126WYNDEMERE COURTSIDE COMMONS Furnished, 2 masters, 2 glassed-in balconies, wood burning replace & volume ceilings. Club membership required. $125,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 WYNDEMERE LODGINGSMasterfully updated, 4BRs, 3BAs, Mexican tile and wood oors. Sun patio with koi pond. Membership required.$625,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 VINEYARDS CAMELOT PARKA spacious home, lovingly cared for in a popular golf course community. Rare 5BR + den plan, pool with park views.$564,500 | Patricia Bucalo | 248-0694 MEDITERRA BRENDISIEvery upgrade possible & preserve views from this exquisite 3BR/3BA coach home. Den has built-ins, oversized lanai.$525,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 WYNDEMERE GRASMEREDesirable community, 3BR+den with lake/golf course views plus heated pool. Clubhouse, tennis, membership required. $795,000 Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 TIBURON CASTILLO IWonderful former model in the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Numerous designer upgrades, preserve views, beach shuttle.$599,500 | Beth McNichols | 821-3304 TIBURON CASTILLOSpectacular residence in the renowned Ritz-Carlton golng community. High ceilings, preserve view, large lanai. $595,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 VINEYARDS VILLA FLORENZAExpansive double fairway golf course views! Highly upgraded villa. Optional country club private memberships. $719,000 Roya Nouhi | 290-9111VINEYARDS TUSCANYOverlook golf course. Pristine, updated 2BR+den 1st oor corner residence. Community pool, walk to shops & dining. $175,000 | Patrick OConnor | 293-9411 QUAIL WESTWestern exposure estate lot with lake views. Custom design & build the home of your dreams on this oversized lot.$459,000 | Susan R. Payne | 777-7209 WYNDEMERE PRESERVERened & refreshed 3BR+den home. Private side yard, koi pond. Golf & wooded area views. Membership is required.$598,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 WYNDEMERE CYPRESS COMMONS Totally renovated 2BR/2BA+den with oversized lanai overlooking lake. Membership is required. Clubhouse with pool. $299,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 VINEYARDS VALLEY OAKCharming custom 4BR/3BA home with pool/spa on .4 acres on golf course. Low fees, various golf/ social memberships.$639,000 | Mara Muller | 272-6170 KENSINGTON KENSINGTON GARDENS Custom-designed estate pool home in a gated enclave. Great golf course view. Full-equity club membership included. $879,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 COLLIERS RESERVEOutstanding home featuring ceramic tile, granite countertops, SS appliances, screened-in pool/spa & 3-car garage. $1,285,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 OLDE CYPRESSAn elegant estate home featuring great views of the golf course. Professionally furnished. Lanai, heated pool/spa. $1,595,000 Jane Bond | 595-9515
THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal housing opportunity. VANDERBILT BEACH SURROUNDSpremiersothebysrealty.com VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive Naples newest beachfront condominium oering the ultimate in sophisticated resort living. Views of the Gulf, Bay & preserves. From $2,500,000 | Call 514-5050 Open Mon.-Sat: 10-5 & Sun: 12-5 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATESCasual elegance describes this 4BR+den with the feel of an Italian Villa. 7,018 total SF, boat dock w/ Gulf access.$2,550,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 VANDERBILT BEACH MANATEE RESORT #PH02 Stunning Penthouse with bay & Gulf views. Tastefully decorated 3BR/3BA + oce, cabana & boat dock. $1,690,000 Pat Callis/Kathryn Tout | 250-0562 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATESTimeless newer custom construction. Exquisitely appointed. Deep-water canal access to Gulf, dock w/ dual boat lift. $1,595,000 V.K. Melhado/Marlene Suarez | 216-6400 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA I #1203 Panoramic Gulf & Bay views. Pristine, beautifully decorated 3BR/3BA. Boat slip & 2-car garage included. Furnished.$925,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT GULFSIDE I #902 Professionally decorated, updated 2BR/2BA, Tommy Bahama decor. Tropical Gulf vistas. Gated, gardens, pool/tennis.$779,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 VANDERBILT GULFSIDE IStunning sunsets & glorious sounds of the surf. Tasteful decor, 2BR/2BA+den. Gated, 8 acres of park-like gardens.$759,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 VANDERBILT BEACH LA SCALA Furnished, gorgeous end residence with incredible Bay views, 3BR/2BA across from beach. Boat dock may be purchased. $775,000 Mary Catherine/Larry White | 287-2818 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA IPH08 Sweeping Gulf/Bay vistas, 3BR/2BA, 10 ceilings, private 2-car garage. Gated, steps to beach, 2 pools, clubhouse.$675,000 | Patricia Bucalo | 248-0694 THE STRADA AT MERCATO Located just North of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on U.S. 41. Mercato features residential, retail, Whole Foods Market, restaurants and more. Upscale contemporary living from the $400s Call 594-9400 BEACHWALK GARDENS#201 A lovely 3BR/2BA with 1,450 A/C SF on the 2nd oor with a pleasant lake view. Walk to beach, shops & dining.$375,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 BEACHWALK GARDENS#Q104 Well-maintained 3BR/2BA end residence with upgrades. Beautiful lake view. Tennis, two pools, short walk to beach.$369,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534 BEACHWALK HOMESWalk to beach! Near everything. Well-maintained 2 BR/2BA home, clubhouse, great amenities, 24-hour security guards.$325,000 | Carol Loder | 860-4326 VANDERBILT TOWERS#603 Large 1BR oor plan close to the beach. Bay & Gulf views. Tommy Bahama style turnkey furnished. Rental potential.$324,500 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033 VANDERBILT TOWERS I#302 Beautiful eciency steps from beach. Great marina views. Perfect getaway, generous rental policy. Bring Oers!$210,000 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033 MARINA BAY CLUB#406 Great sunset views! Recently renovated 2BR/2BA end residence on the Bay. Tennis, swimming & boating are available.$478,500 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550 MARINA BAY CLUB #408 Tranquil view over pass to the Gulf! Professionally renovated with almost everything brand new! Turnkey furnished.$410,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way Magnicent views over Gulf, preser ve and golf! Very spacious 3BR+family room, 3BA oor plans. Membership to private Floridian Beach Club and the Plantation Club. Grande Phoenician from $799,000. Grande Geneva from $875,000 | Call 239-594-1700 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIAN #1505Magnicent water/golf course view! Tastefully furnished 3BR/3BA. World-class amenities, guest cabanas, near beach. $989,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness/Gayle Fawkes 273-7731 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE DOMINICA #1505 Unsurpassed views of the Bay & Gulf. Model perfect residence. Private membership beach and on-site clubs, gated. $1,199,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness 273-7731 THE DUNES BARBADOS #803 Water, Water, Water! Fabulous Views! Numerous upgrades, beautifully decorated 3BR/2BA. Resort amenities, gated. $689,000 Jennifer/Dave Urness 273-7731 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA IPH07 Steps to beach & breathtaking views! An ideal penthouse perch. Expansive oorplan, 10 ft. ceilings, 2.5 car enclosed garage.$795,000 | Patricia Bucalo | 248-0694 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIAN #406 Lovely 4th oor residence in move-in condition. Beautifully appointed 3BR/2BA. Preserve, water & golf course view! $690,000 | Gayle Fawkes and Jennifer/Dave Urness | 594-9494 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUBIrregular size cul-de-sac lot with great views over golf course. Clubhouse, many social & recreational activities.$299,900 | Teri Purvis | 860-6226 MARINA BAY CLUB #410 Perfect on the water retreat! Wraparound bay/estuary views, 3BR corner end residence. Boat slips for sale/lease. $599,900 | Suzanne Ring | 821-755031Trust the authority in luxury leasing.239.262.4242 | 800.749.7368 rentnaples.com VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY #1005 Luxurious beachfront 3BR/3BA condominium oering 4,678 total sq. ft. living area. Breathtaking Bay views and upscale amenities. $4,300,000 | Call 514-5050 CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY MARINA BAY CLUB#1002 Awesome views of the Bay, Gulf & preserve from this stunning 10th oor condominium. Great room concept 2BR/2BA.$499,000 | Suzanne Ring | 821-7550 CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY VANDERBILT YACHT RACQUET CLUB #204 Renovated to perfection. Partial Gulf view from each room, 2BR/2BAs, private beach access across the street. Pool.$579,000 | Pat Callis | 250-0562 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE GENEVA #402 Gated enclave. Private elevator, spacious 3BR with gourmet kitchen. State-of-the-art amenities, Concierge Center. $649,000 | Philip Mareschal | 269-6033 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE GENEVA #601 Enchanting 3BR+den model residence, magnicent Gulf views. Private Beach Club, stateof-the-art amenities on-site. $1,150,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIAN #PH05 Magnicent Gulf views! Enjoy wonderful penthouse living in this 3BR/3BA. Gas cooktop, wine cooler, granite. $1,100,000 | Jennifer/ Dave Urness/Gayle Fawkes | 273-7731 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE GRANDE PHOENICIAN #T-1 Luxurious 3BR/3BA garden residence has private terrace with a spa & private gate to pool. Live a resort-style life. $1,125,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness/Gayle Fawkes/Adrienne Young | 594-9494 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATES Outstanding 4BR/4.5BA home, recreation room, exercise room & VIP suite. Outdoor living with replace, pool & spa. $2,495,000 Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 VANDERBILT BEACH MANATEE RESORT #PH02 Sophisticated, one-of-a-kind true top oor penthouse residence on the beach. Wide, unobstructed Gulf & bay views.$3,500,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 VANDERBILT BEACH Gorgeous views, custom-designed bayfront home. Expansive lanai, pool, heavy-duty 16,000 lb. boat lift. Near beach. $1,997,000 Susan Barton | 860-1412 VANDERBILT BEACH ESTATESTrue boaters paradise. Gorgeous canal front lot, build your new home near the Gulf. Southern exposure, seawall. $575,000 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 VANDERBILT GULFSIDE I#502 Stunning Gulf views, in a gated eight acre site on the beach. Spacious 2BR, pool, tennis courts, on-site manager.$739,900 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 VANDERBILT GULFSIDE II #902 Remarkable Gulf/bay views, 2BR/2BA+den beautifully remodeled beach condominium. Exotic nishes, feels brand new. $1,000,000 Carol Sheehy/Cli Donenfeld | 340-9300
THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal housing opportunity. BONITA BAYpremiersothebysrealty.comOAKWOOD #202 Highly desired carriage home with 3BRs, glassedin lanai. Dramatic long golf/marsh views. Furnished. $349,000 | Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Rei | 777-2441CROSSINGS #405 Lake views! Highly desirable 3 complete bedroom home with great room opening to the kitchen, separate dining area. $339,000 Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Rei | 777-2441HARBOR LANDING #103 A sought after location with S. exposure over the lake & preserve. Glassed-in lanai, large 2BR+den carriage home.$299,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210HARBOR LANDING #101 Private lake view 2BR/2BA+den 1st oor coach home. Walk to community pool, marina, dining. Furnishings negotiable. $289,000 | Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Rei | 777-2441SANDPIPER #114 Watch wildlife & overlook lake! Newer appliances, wellmaintained, near pool & tennis. Golf, memberships available.$238,000 | Harriet Harnar | 273-5443SANDPIPER #512 Lovely 1st rst oor 2BR/2BA + den condominium, corner location and well-maintained. Close to community pool/spa. $159,000 | Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Rei | 777-2441WILD PINES #104 Enjoy nature views from this completely updated sparkling cottage, new A/C, lovingly maintained, turnkey furnished. $115,900 Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278 MONTARA Split-oor oor plan 2BR+den, 1,785 A/C SF, detached ranch-style villa. Lake & long golf views with pool. $499,000 Carol Johnson/Ginger Lickley | 564-1282 ARBOR STRAND Charming cottage-like villa, 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms+den, 2.5 baths & family room. Private pool & spa. Furnished. $459,000 Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Rei | 777-2441 THE HAMPTONS #101 Spectacular golf course views from this 1st oor 3BR/3BA in a private 2-unit building. Fine details and updates! $399,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/ Je J aarda/Becky Jaarda | 248-7474 HAMMOCK ISLEOverlook the 7th fairway & preserve! Very private end residence, numerous custom features. Walk to Estero Bay Park.$395,000 | Roxanne Jeske | 450-5210 GREENBRIAR #201 Well-located 3BR/3BA carriage home, 2,017 nished sq. ft. Long & wide golf course views. Full-amenity community. $385,000 Ginger Lickley/ Carol Johnson | 860-4661 HORIZONS#2004 Luxury is the guiding principal in the design of this 20th oor corner residence. Dramatic Gulf/Bay & golf views. $2,250,000 Carol Johnson/Ginger Lickley | 564-1282 RIVERWALK Unmatched craftsmanship & detail thruout this unparalleled 4BR + den riverfront residence. Golf, tennis, marina. $2,195,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/ Je J aarda/Becky Jaarda | 248-7474 SANCTUARYTwo-story completely remodeled 5BR/6BA + den main home plus 3BR/2.5BA cabana. Private courtyard, heated pool/spa.$1,599,000 | Jack Despart | 273-7931 CREEKSIDE Private golf course location. Spacious and wellappointed 5BR/5BA + den home with 4-car garage. New A/C in 2011. $1,350,000 Carol Johnson/Ginger Lickley | 948-4000 WOODLAKEThis expansive pool home oers 6 bedrooms, den, loft, 6 full and one half-bath. Designed for privacy, immaculate. $1,300,000 Roxanne Jeske/Linda Perry | 450-5210 AZURE Outstanding Bay & golf views from extended terraces. Roof-top entertaining area, theatre, resortstyle pool. Private marina and beach access. ESPERIA SOUTH #PH101 Outstanding views of Estero Bay & Gulf of Mexico. Over 3,400 sq. ft., 3BRs/3BAs, den. Custom furnishings included. $1,735,000 Trudy/Carl Salyers | 398-8901 MIRA LAGO Premium, private lot, lake & golf course vistas. Unique 3BR/3BA courtyard villa, heated pool, spa & guest cabana. $1,250,000 Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899 ESPERIA SOUTH Luxurious high-rise living. Explosive views of Estero Bay, Gulf & golf. Resort-style amenities, covered & screened-in lanais adjoining the lagoon style pool/ WOODLAKE Pretty private setting with a lovely lake view! Great room plan, 3BRs, southern facing pool & spa. Fine updates. $699,000 | Gary L. Jaarda/ Je J aarda/Becky Jaarda | 248-7474 HAMMOCK ISLEPeaceful & private 2nd oor 2,604 SF corner 3BR/3BA plus media room residence includes granite kitchen counters. $599,000 Carol Johnson/Ginger Lickley | 948-4000WATERFORD #102 Model perfect 1st oor 3BR/2BA residence with newly renovated kitchen. Lake/golf course view. Turnkey furnished. $329,000 | Jane Darling/Bet Dewey | 290-3112THE HAMPTONS #101 Beachfront 3BR/3BA in a gated community. Sweeping Gulf views! Beach, golf, tennis, dining and health/tness clubs. $389,000 | Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Rei | 777-2441THE HAMPTONS #202 Private elevator, former model 3BR/3BA + den/ media room, enclosed 2-car garage. Golf, marina, tennis, beach access. $539,000 Cathy/Jim McCormick | 850-4278THE CROSSINGS #14 Extraordinary long lake view, 3BR/2BA home, peaceful location. Glassed-in lanai adds living area, walk to pool/spa. $315,000 Bet Dewey | 564-5673GREENBRIAR #102 Spectacular golf & lake views. First oor coach home, 2-car garage. Beach, marina, member-owned private golf club. $299,000 Gary L. Jaarda/Je Jaarda/Becky Jaarda | 248-7474 BAYVIEW I #503 Gulf & Bay views! Leaded glass front door, 10 ceilings, 3BR/3BA, plantation & electric storm shutters. Furnished. $549,000 Carol Johnson/Ginger Lickley | 564-1282 CRACKER COVE Graciously remodeled & expanded Key West-style villa with 3 bedrooms (one bedroom used as a den). Designer kitchen. $536,000 Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Rei | 777-2441ESPERIA TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Dr. Golf Course, Estero Bay & the Gulf. An idyllic community devoted to golf, parks, marina & more! OPEN MONSAT: SUN: BAY HARBOR Extraordinary lake view! Tastefully decorated, furnished 2BR/2.5BA+den villa. Tile oors, extended lanai with spa. $529,000 Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Rei | 777-2441 BAYVIEW I #304 Bright & open oor plan features 2,712 SF, 3BRs/3BAs, 1-car garage & 2nd patio for sunrises. Fabulous amenities. $524,900 Ginger Lickley/Carol Johnson | 948-4000 ESTANCIA Captivating Gulf views! Luxurious residential tower, semi-private elevator vestibules. Upscale nishes. Resident manager, tness center & tropical pool/ VISTAS A beautiful building with a full-time resident manager, tness and steam rooms, tropical pool, spa and guest suites. Five golf courses, tennis, tness, full-service marina, private beach park. ESTANCIA#2101 Spectacular sunrise-sunset views. Light backgrounds and marble ooring; oor-to-ceiling windows. $849,000 Carol Johnson/Michael Lickley | 948-4000 BAYVIEW II Recently redecorated home, new ooring throughout. Eastern balcony & western lanai for Gulf/Bay view. On-site mgr. $649,900 Carol Johnson/Ginger Lickley 948-4000 AZURE#603 Gulf & golf views from multiple terraces. Phenomenal amenities. Private elevator, 3BR/3BA, 4,916 sq. ft. residence. $1,575,000 | Trudy/Carl Salyers | 398-8901 ESPERIA SOUTH #2502 Beautifully furnished former model. Singlefamily home feel, sweeping views, 11 high ceilings & amenities galore! $1,075,000 Ginger Lickley/Carol Johnson | 948-4000 ESTANCIA#1601 Spectacular views over the Bay, Gulf, lakes/fairways. Tasteful decor, upscale full-amenity building, beach access. $895,000 | Cathy/Jim McCormick/Brian Nelson | 850-4278GREENBRIAR #103 Wide lake views & southern exposure. One-of-a-kind 2BR/2BA with exceptional nishes of over $150,000. Well priced. $339,500 | Trudy/Carl Salyers | 398-8901 AZURE CH#104 The 12 ft. oor-to-ceiling windows overlook Estero Bay Park! Private entry, open plan, feels like a private villa. $869,900 Ginger Lickley/Carol Johnson | 948-4000ENCLAVE Neutrally decorated, light 3BR/2BA detached villa. Extended screened lanai, very private, lushly landscaped view. $320,000 Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Rei | 777-2441 BAYWOODSMagnicent 4BR estate home overlooking lake/ preserve. Separate study & oce. Innity pool & spa, 3-car garage. $2,795,000 | Gary L. 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The traditional gift for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver. Bruce Francis had another idea. He is giving his wife Kay a play. The couple, both actors, met in 1985 through a Christmas miracle at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Mr. Francis was called at the last minute to portray Joseph, and Ms. Francis was asked at the last minute to play the Virgin Mary in the church Christmas pageant. It was the craziest confluence of coincidence the universe could have designed, says Ms. Francis. We locked eyes, and it was the lightning bolt. After the pageant, Ms. Francis resumed performing across the country, and her Stage Door Johnny followed along. The Gin Game was the first show he saw her in, performed at The Northern Lights Playhouse in Minocqua, Wis. Now Mr. Francis is underwriting the same show for his wife and one of her colleagues to perform Jan. 4-6 at The Norris Center. Ms. Francis hasnt performed it since that first production. It will be so much sweeter to do it now, when Im closer to the age. In The Gin Game a man and a woman reflect on their lives as they play a game of cards on the ISNT IT ALWAYS THE WAY? EVERYTHING IS POLITE AND CIVIL UNTIL it isnt. In God of Carnage, two couples whose 11-year-old sons had a fight with each other meet to discuss the incident. Things start out well in Yasmina Rezas Tony Award-winning play but quickly deteriorate. All hell breaks loose, causing some to call it a comedy of manners without the manners. It won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in London in 2009 and was equally as successful when it hit Broadway. Nominated for six Tonys, it won three: Best Play, Best Director (Matthew Warchus) and Best Actress (Marcia Gay Harden). Carnage, a film version of the play directed by Roman Polanski, was recently released. Productions of The God of Carnage are popping up on the boards everywhere, including at Chicagos Goodman Theatre Longtime Naples actress returns to the local stageFlorida Rep, Asolo mount productions of award-winning showBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOPosters promoting God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza at Florida Rep, top, and Asolo, above. SEE CARNAGE, C4 SEE ACTRESS, C7 COURTESY PHOTOKay Francis as Vivian in Church Basement Ladies NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF DEC. 29-JAN. 4, 2012 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 Winning combinationKomoon beautifully blends Thai, sushi and Peruvian fare. C23 Never too lateFilm critic Dan Hudak says newest Mission Impossible is years best action movie. C11 Twice as niceA double header reception at The von Liebig, and more fun around town. C18, 20, 21 FRANCIS BY ROBIN DEMATTIAFlorida Weekly Correspondent
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 and at the Guthrie in Minneapolis, both earlier this year. And two of the top theaters in Florida are staging it this season: Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers and the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota. I talked to the two directors Dennis Lee Delaney, whos guest directing at the Florida Rep, and Greg Leaming at the Asolo. Because of logistics and rehearsal schedules, I talked to them separately, asking the same questions. Heres a condensed, edited version of our conversations. What is it about The God of Carnage that has gripped audiences and made it one of the most popular works being currently produced? MR. DELANEY: Its pretty fascinating for a number of reasons. First, to just see an ensemble of four great actors go at it Its a field day for them in terms of getting to run the gamut of emotions. It starts out conservative and dry, two couples meeting to talk reasonably about this confrontation that happened between their sons. Slowly and surely, you see the veneer of civilization that we all have crumble and you see that one guys a savage, underneath it all We see each character, in their own way, let go of their social mask and get down to the core of who they are as human beings This play is relentlessly, hysterically funny. We keep drawing parallels with Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Thats a savage marital drama but a funny, funny play. We want to capture both aspects in God of Carnage. MR. LEAMING: Its an extremely volatile play, dark but very humorous. That makes it very interesting to a lot of theaters. The other reason is, its so intensely literate very well constructed and tightly written. As we work on it in rehearsal, were finding its a very tightly woven network of conflicting intentions. Characters will actually respond to something, a nerve being hit, three or four pages after the nerve is hit. Its very interesting that way. Theres an awful lot bubbling under the surface When a person explodes in rage, involuntarily, it often comes from buttons that have been pushed a couple of times more than those times we see on stage. Its that kind of relationship and involuntary response that this play is about. One of the things I discovered is that its a lot like Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In both plays, you dont know why people go as far as they do in their rage for an audience, being in the room with them is fascinating and terrifying at the same time. God of Carnage is, of course, a much funnier play. God of Carnage has one set and four characters and basically takes place over an afternoon. What are the challenges of directing this? MR. LEAMING: There are huge challenges. Every director and actor works on a production as if it were a series of building blocks. Each of those building blocks is called a beat. Usually a beat has a beginning, middle and end. They all are connected and lead forward. This play does not break down into beats. The characters dont stop and regroup. We compare it to getting on a roller coaster: Once youre on, youre on; you cant stop and think, you just have to go with it. You have to go where it takes you. MR. DELANEY: Its definitely a somewhat claustrophobic story one set, and you never leave that set. That provides a unique challenge The four characters share the responsibility of carrying the play. Theyre constantly jumping in and giving their opinions. You have to keep your eye on the ball of all four where they are physically, emotionally, and in relationship to each other physically and emotionally. Its a fun challenge. You dont often get plays were its that concentrated on four characters. So is this play like a chamber piece for actors? MR. DELANEY: It does operate almost like a piece of music. You can think of them like a string quartet: occasionally playing off of each other, occasionally playing as an ensemble; occasional dissonance, interesting harmonics, and moments where it all falls apart. Which is wonderful in itself Its not a string quartet in the old fashioned way. Its more Bartok than Beethoven. It has lots of sharp edges to it. MR. LEAMING: I guess you could call it that. Yasmina Rezas plays have more of a musical structure than a dramatic structure One person will be at a certain pitch while the other three are at a different pitch. Another character will join in and theyll do a duet. Sometimes its a trio, sometimes its a quartet thats the shape of many of her plays. How is this similar to Ms. Rezas earlier play, Art? MR. DELANEY: There are a lot of similarities. She likes the idea of throwing characters together in a room and letting them bounce off of each other. Its the same kind of dynamic (as Art), but theyre not friends. And its not just these two couples against each other. Its against themselves, within their relationship. MR. LEAMING: I think its more similar to her play Live x 3, in which a crying child offstage destroys a cocktail party, completely shatters it. Theater of nerves is what she calls her theater; she writes about people who are on edge, or close to a breakdown incidents on stage push them further into the abyss. Like Life x 3, (The God of Carnage) is examining the kind of animal instincts that are aroused the minute people discuss their children. Not just the protective instinct. Children bring out, in a funny way, the worst in people. You cant be rational when you talk about your children. Thats certainly the case here The playwright is playing with characters whose nerves are already frayed. How do you think audiences will respond to this play? MR. DELANEY: Theyre gonna love it, I have no doubt I think audiences are eager to embrace the idea of: Whos got the power? Whos in control at any given moment in the play? Its a very fun thing to track. MR. LEAMING: Im not sure. All we can do is do the play and do it on the best possible level. I think audiences will have a spectacular time with it. We chose it for that reason. When youre in the room with this kind of playwriting, youre horrified and fascinated by it. Theres a kind of complicity thats very exciting in the theater. Thats a huge part of the audiences response. I think thats where the laughter comes from. All we can do is do the play we think has been written, and bring out the structure as much as possible, and the complexity of the characters and the situation and hope the audience has as wonderful time as we have. I think this going to be a fascinating experience. Carnage, a film version of the play, just came out. Have you seen it, or do you plan to see it? MR. DELANEY: No. I dont know that I have time to see it. Roman Polanskis a great director, the cast is terrific. He specializes in these claustrophobic type films. I dont doubt they did a great job with it. But I dont see a strong need to see someones idea of the play. Its kind of interesting timing that its coming out right when were about to do it. An audience member could go see the film and it would be really interesting for them to see the play and compare. Im sure theyd be completely and wildly different from each other. You have four different actors, a different director, a different medium. What you do on film and stage are two very different things. MR. LEAMING: (He has not seen the film and doesnt plan to.) Ive been thrilled to see that the reviews of the movie have not been good. This playwright has structured this play to be experienced in a live theater. As soon as you take (it out of the theater, you take) the life out of it. You lose the audiences complicity. You lose that the audience is almost horrified by being in the same room with this. In a movie theater, you can easily turn away and block anything out; in the theater, youre forced to stay on board you become part of the movement of the event. In the film, youre stepping back and watching it. With theater, you step into that room and youre part of it, youre engaged, and youre responsible in a funny way for everything that happens in there. CARNAGEFrom page 1 SCOTT BRAUN / COURTESY PHOTOThe cast of God of Carnage at the Asolo Repertory Theatre God of Carnage>> When: Jan. 622 (previews Jan. 3-5) >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers >> Tickets: $40, $45; previews, $25, $20 >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org >> When: Jan 13-April 6 >> Where: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota >> Tickets: $65, $57, $37, $29 >> Info: (941) 351-8000 or www.asolorep.org DAVID DACK MAKI / SNAPFLASHPHOTO The cast of God of Carnage at the Florida Rep: Craig Bockhorn, Carrie Lund, Shelley Delaney and Chris Clavelli
Suggested $5 donation supports Naples Art Association programing. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 C5 799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd. GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY Enjoy Lunch on the River Mon-Sat 11-2SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:30AM-2PM DINNER NIGHTLY ALL TEN IN THE TAVERN MENU ITEMS ARE $10.00 HAPPY HOUR 11-6PM IN THE TAVERN THREE COURSE EARLY DINING MENU 5-6 PM LIVE MUSIC IN TAVERN NIGHTLY PROUDLY ANNOUNCINGTIERNEYS TAVERN & CLAW BARNAPLES NEWEST TRADITION The Bay House Returns with Traditional Coastal Cuisine and Legendary Service stone crab season is here! Tierneys is the Place for Stone Crabs in Naples!Serving Brunch and Dinner on New Years Day! Holiday Gift Cards Available! Richard GrantWhere did you grow up? In western Massachusetts in a suburb of Springfield. I lived most of my adult life in central New York between Ithaca and Syracuse.When did you discover your creative talents? I have always been fascinated by images. I got my first camera when I was 10 years old. I majored in cinema and photography in college. How would you describe your style? I consider myself a landscape photographer. What type of equipment do you work with? I have a professional grade single lens reflex camera, similar to a 35mm, except that its digital.Where can we see your work? At the Naples Art Crafters shows in Cambier Park in Naples. What inspires you? The natural beauty of nature. I like to capture that one moment when the light and the scenery come together to make something special. Are you a full-time photographer? As much as I would like to do this full time, I pay the bills by working as an attorney. Your photo shows a large-format image. Do you focus on that size work? Although I have smaller pieces, I really like the big pieces because what I strive for in my work is for you to feel like you can just step right into the scene I dont think you can get that feeling by viewing an 8-by-10 in a frame sitting on your desk.What changes have you seen in photography? The biggest change Ive seen with photography has been the digital revolution of the last several years. Now my darkroom sits inside my computer and I do all my work on that. Also, digital allows me to be more creative with my subject, because I can take three images of the same thing and combine them to express the entire range of light that I see. That was impossible to do before with film.Who are some photographers you admire? The two that jump right out are Ansel Adams and Clyde Butcher. Both are pioneers in landscape photography: Ansel Adams for the mountains of California and Clyde Butcher for the Everglades.Education: Ithaca College as an undergraduate; Syracuse University for law school Website: www.paradisedigitalphoto.com Artists Among Us is provided by the United Arts Council of Collier County. The council promotes all the arts in Collier County and provides education in the arts for at-risk students. For more information, call 263-8242 or visit www.CollierArts.com. www.mwaterfrontgrille.com239.263.4421 | 41 to Park Shore HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Gift Certi cates Available. WATERFRONT GRILLE from HOLIDAY SERVICE HOURSChristmas Eve: Saturday, Dec. 24th. Lunch Service 11:30 3:00 pmRegular ala Carte menu & kids menu Dinner Service 4:30 9:00 pmHoliday ala Carte Menu & kids menu Holiday Menu will offer many of our regular Dinner menu items & Holiday type features Christmas Day: Sunday, Dec. 25th.Dinner Service 12:30 9:00 pm Special Holiday Ala Carte Menu Many of our regular dinner menu items + Holiday features Regular Kids menu will be available. New Years Eve: Saturday, Dec. 31stLunch Service 11:30 3:00 pm Regular Menu Dinner Service: 4:30 11:00 pm From 4:30 pm 5:45 pm, Holiday Ala Carte Menu From 6:00 11:00 Pre Fixe $85.00 pp menu Pre Fixe Dinner Menu: Four Courses $ 85.00 per person excludes tax and gratuity. Holiday Ala Carte at BAR only. New Years Day: Sunday. Jan. 1st.Regular Brunch Service 10:30 3:00 pm Regular Dinner Service 5:00 10:00 pm ARTISTS AMONG US
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 The Old Naples Antiques ShowJanuary 7th & 8th, 2012 February 18th & 19th, 2012Sat 9am 4pm ~ Sun 10am 4pmFeaturing Quality Antiques, Art & JewelryGlass Repair AvailableLunch available for purchase by the students of Saint Ann SchoolSaint Ann School542 8th Avenue S, Naples, FLADMISSION IS $8.00 With This Ad Only $7.00Allman Promotions LLC239.877.2830 Theater The Gin Game At The Norris Center Jan. 4-6. (800) 838-3006, ext. 1, or www.brownpapertickets.com. The Santaland Diaries By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 31. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Me and My Girl By the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Dec. 29-Feb. 11. 278-4422. Thursday, Dec. 29 Amazing Acrobatics Cirque Dreams Holidaze takes the stage today through Jan. 1 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. 481-4849 or www. bbmanpah.com.Regis and Joy Regis and Joy Philbin take the stage with an 18-piece orchestra at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.Laugh It Up Michael Yo and Lynne Koplitz perform tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island. 389-6900. Jazz It Up Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band perform from 6-9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $10 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Friday, Dec. 30 Old Favorites The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performs A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration beginning at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Saturday, Dec. 31 Fine Art The Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at Coconut Point in Esterol. (561) 746-6615. Casino Countdown Seminole Casino Immokalee celebrates New Years Eve all day long with live music in the Zig Zag Lounge. Enjoy a ball drop, party favors and complimentary drinks from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (800) 218-0007. Fireworks & More The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. on the Naples Pier. 213-7120. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Rock n Roll Cary Vhygen & The Ex-Bachelors perform from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $20 cover. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Sunday, Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Monday, Jan. 2 Call It! Bingo season is under way at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. The doors at 991 Winterberry Drive open at 5:30 p.m. for a free kosher hot dog supper, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Tuesday, Jan. 3 Library Music Billy Dean and Dawn perform tunes from the 1930s to today at 6:30 p.m. at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. Registration required. 252-7542 or www.colliergov.net/library. Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society presents a screening of Malena beginning at 6:45 p.m. at The Norris Center. $5 donation. www.italianculturalsociety.com. Local History The Marco Island Historical Museum presents Bert Gillespie with an illustrated lecture about the Calusa Indians at 7 p.m. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Wednesday, Jan. 4 Music Program University of Miami Research Professor of Music Frank Cooper presents On the Path to Revolution: Baroque to Classicism at 2 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Go Underground Studios and galleries of the North Naples Arts Alliance host Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. throughout the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. 821-1061.Native Faces An exhibit of recent works with American Indian themes in watercolor and pastel by Tracy Magen Rosen are on view through January at Rosen Gallery & Studios, 2172 J&C Blvd. 821-1061.Open Mic Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts open mic night for singers, songwriters and musicians from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Coming Up Cupcakes & Pupcakes Pooches and their people are invited to open house at Sabal Palm Animal Hospital from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 5. People treats from Simply Cupcakes; canine goodies from Top Dog Kitchen. 417-8338 or www. sabalpalmanimalhospital.com. Classical Music The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Prokofievs Fifth at 8 p.m. Jan. 5-7 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 5971900 or visit www.ThePhil.org. Good Company TheatreZone presents Stephen Sondheims Company Jan. 5-15 in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. Hyacinth Series Moorings Presbyterian Church presents organist Nathan Laube on Jan. 6. No tickets; freewill offering. 261-1487 or www. moorings-presby.org.Antique Show The St. Ann School Jubilee Center hosts an antique show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 7-8. 877-2830.Young Artists Bayshore CAPA presents the Naples Music Club Young Artists in concert Jan. 6 as part of the Eric Kunzel Community Concert Series at Edison State College-Collier. 775-2800 or www.bayshorecapa.org.Art Fest The Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 7-8 on Fifth Avenue South. 262-6517.Musical Legend The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center presents Dionne Warwick at 8 p.m. Jan. 7 as the singer and activist celebrates her 50th year in show business. 2301 First St. $175. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com. Music at Mercato Mercatos First Friday concert runs from 6-10 p.m. Jan. 6. 403-2204.Show Band The Music Makers Show Band performs from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 8 in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058.Naples Orchestra The Naples Orchestra performs Count Basie tunes from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 9 in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058. Piano Lesson Concert pianist Jodie DeSalvo presents Shopping List! Or Chopin Liszt! at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. $42. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.Modern Dance The Martha Graham Dance Company takes the stage at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Fiber Artists The Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts an invitational exhibit of work by the Maine Fiber Artists from Jan. 9-Feb. 5. Opening reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 10. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.org.Book Discussion Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre is the topic for discussion at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 2637768 or www.colliergov.net/library. Jazz Guitarist Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Food & Wine The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents An Affair of the Arts: The Art of Food & Wine from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 11 at FineMark Bank. Create artwork while enjoying small plates and wine. $85. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. 12 Angry Jurors By The Marco Players Jan. 11-29. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.Hollywood Show Hooray for Hollywood starts at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or www.colliergov.net/library. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to email@example.com. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. COURTESY PHOTOSAn opening reception for artist Peter Sargents A New Direction runs from 6-8 p.m Jan. 6 at the Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery, 4259 Bonita Beach Road. The exhibit runs through Jan. 27. www.artistkb.com/ or 776-6844.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are Required Call for Cruise Times 239.765.7272 Also Ask about our Sunset Cruises,Private Parties & Charters. Full Service Barwww.PiecesofEight.com PIRATE CRUISE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY COUPON MAY BE USED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE EXP. 12/14/11 $5 OFF PIRATECRUISE FW-11 EXP. 01-11-12 Once again, a new year stands poised at the door, waiting to make its grand entrance. People seem to fall into two categories at this time of year: Those who make resolutions, and those who dont. Im in the latter category. Theres something that seems false about making resolutions just because were switching calendars. Any day can be a new beginning, any moment. Theres also something too overly gung-ho about it all, like waking up and declaring: Im now going to climb Mt. Everest! Call them plans, goals, new ways of thinking. Just dont call them resolutions. If I were making a list, heres what some of my art non-resolutions would be: Go see that interesting movie Id read about ASAP, while its playing at a local theater. Because if Ive learned anything living in Southwest Florida, its that the rare times a cinema here shows an art film, a foreign film or a really intriguing quality film, it often disappears before you can say, One ticket, please. So if I dont see it as soon as it comes out, I might have to wait for the DVD. Additionally, keep asking theaters about movies I want to see. I hope that by doing so, Ill help them realize theres an audience here. About a month ago, I asked a movie theater manager when he was going to get The Artist. He hadnt heard of it and couldnt tell me a date. The movie turned up on a number of Best of 2011 lists this month. Go back and see that exhibit I really liked but couldnt see that well because there were too many people at the opening. Many times unfortunately art openings are more about socializing and being seen than actually looking at the art. If you dont have X-ray vision, its difficult to see artwork when people are standing in front of it. Ive never regretted the times Ive gone back to see a show. In our instant-everything multi-tasking society, it goes against the grain to spend time contemplating a piece of art. Too often we look for just a few seconds, then move on. Stop pushing myself to finish a novel thats just not working for me. Sometimes when reading, Im much too generous in nature. Ill keep reading, even if the books not that satisfying. I keep thinking itll get better. Usually, it doesnt. I have to learn to just close the book and move on to something else. Recently, I was reading a thriller that seemed promising. But the writing was clunky and just serviceable, the plot strained credulity. Before long, I realized I wasnt enjoying myself. I kept hoping the story would get better, show some depth. I was momentarily interested when the author set some of the action in Fort Myers and Naples, but then was confused when a character stated that the area is filled with people from New York. (In reality, it seems that Midwesterners far outnumber New Yorkers here.) I stopped reading. Refuse to get emotionally invested in Project Runway. The series takes a group of fashion designer-hopefuls and gives them a different assignment each week. Maybe one week its to design an outfit out of recycled items. Another week it could be to create an ensemble inspired by some aspect of New York City. Initially, the series was fun; it was fascinating to see how other creative minds thought when presented with an assignment that also contained restrictions and obstacles. Then the series moved from Bravo to Lifetime, and the tenor of the show changed. It became less about fashion and creativity and more about irritating personalities and dramatic clashes. There was also a heavier hand in product placement, and the judging grew inconsistent. The integrity of the show seemed compromised. Subscribe to the magazines I really like to read. This way, Im assured of seeing them every week or month, rather than hoping Ill catch them on the newsstand. Borders is now gone, and the remaining bookstores dont always carry the titles I like to read. (And theyre not found in the local library, either.) Subscribing will assure that I receive every issue and its cheaper too. See a traditional opera from the Met at the movie theater. I dont have a background in opera, and making a threeor four-hour commitment seems a little daunting at times. I did see Nixon in China broadcast from the Met, however, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish there were more modern operas performed/broadcast. I remember reading about a new opera written about Anna Nicole Smith, and thought: Id go see that in a heartbeat! Trashy pop culture and opera? Theres a winning combo! Stop expecting the film adaptation to be as good as the play or the book. Not to sound all Gertrude Stein-ish, but a movies a movie and a plays a play. Doubt and Rabbit Hole were both incredible on stage, but not as exciting when translated to film. Re-read a classic, or read one Ive never read. Im sure a book will strike me differently at this age than when I read it in college or high school. And there are still some gaps classics Ive never read. (Stephen King recently admitted hes never read anything by Jane Austen.) Read a book and see a movie thats outside of my taste. Its good to step outside of your comfort zone. You never know what you might discover. THEATER REVIEWMy bunch of art non-resolutions for the New Year t i g i e nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 C9 Reservations must be made for dining on or before December 30, 2011. Please book early to ensure availability. Ring in the New Year with Luxury and Style.Celebrate the closing of a fantastic year and start off 2012 with a delectable dinner at Aura Restaurant at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Adults and kids will enjoy a lavish dinner in separate ballrooms, a complimentary Veuve toast to ring in the New Year and a live band so you can dance the night away.Adult Dinner $125 per person Kids Dinner $75 per person (chaperoned) To make your New Years Eve dinner reservation, call Aura Restaurant at 239.594.6000 or reserve online at opentable.com Seating at 8:30 pm475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | 239.594.6000 | naplesgranderesort.com Area festivals call for artistsFestival 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 www.boulderbrook.net. PUZZLE ANSWERS
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Ethans team, which consists of computer genius Benji (Simon Pegg), beautiful but tough Jane (Paula Patton) and the somewhat ominous Brandt (Jeremy Renner), is smart and efficient but constantly one step behind Hendricks. Watching them try to catch up is as exciting as an action movie can be. Great action set pieces set the tone, each topping what came before it in style and execution. The first, inside a Russian prison, is nicely staged, but when Ethan and Benji use gadgets inside the Kremlin, youll be both delighted and amazed. Later, Ethan has to climb the outside of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The visuals (especially if you see it in IMAX, which I highly recommend) and suspense are incredible. This is followed by a chase through a sandstorm and a fight in a motorized garage, both of which are expertly paced. Director Brad Bird cut his teeth with Pixar animation, and one speculates that the attention to detail he had to give every frame of animation has served him well in his transition to live action. Much has been made of Cruise doing his own stunts. No doubt he does, given that safety nets, harnesses and other precautions can be removed in postproduction. What this adds, though, is a level of authenticity, and when you know its really him swinging around the tallest building in the world, darned if it doesnt take an extra breath away. In fairness, the script by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec keeps things simple: Good guys, bad guys, stop nuclear war. Whats smart about the writing is that its efficient and it gives every character time in the spotlight. For example, Cruise, who certainly does his share of the hard work, nicely steps aside to allow Renner and Pegg to shine in a scene in which Brandt has to jump 25 feet into a revolving fan and trust that Benji will catch him before hes shredded. Pegg plays it straight, Renner stresses, and the scene is a trip. Ordinarily, the fourth installment of a franchise means stale repetition of an old routine, but having a new director for each Mission: Impossible movie has allowed Cruise to keep each film fresh even if not always successful. The fact that Ghost Protocol is as good as it is proves a little creativity can go a long, long way. The Adventures of Tintin (Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis) An old enemy (Craig) stands in the way of a young reporter (Bell) and ship captain (Serkis) as they search for lost treasure. The motion capture animation is decent and some of the action is exciting, but this plays like a humorless young Indiana Jones on a treasure quest. When the most consistently amusing character is a dog named Snowy, its a problem. Based on the comic book series by Herge. Rated PG.Young Adult (Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt) A struggling author (Theron) returns to her old hometown to steal her old boyfriend (Wilson) from his wife and children. Theron is equally sympathetic and bitchy in the lead, which is a much more complex role than it might appear, and Osw alt is good as a former classmate. Rated R. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer) A disgraced journalist (Craig) and computer hacker named Lisbeth (Mara) investigate a 40-year-old disappearance in northern Sweden. Its a compelling story and Mara is good as Lisbeth, but its too long at 2 hours, 40 minutes. Based on the book by Stieg Larsson. Rated R. LATEST FILMSMission: Impossible Ghost Protocol CAPSULES >> This is director Brad Birds rst live action feature. 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Top chefs and restaurateurs showcase their culinar y creativity and the Keys indigenous cuisine in a tasty schedule of events for food lovers! 7th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival Saturday, January 14, 2012 Key West Food & Wine Festival January 26-29th, 2012 TWO EVENTS!Art in the Park sponsors (239) 262-6517 ~ naplesart.org Our 55th SeasonNaples Art Association presentsArtist Images: McDonald, Goskey, VenturaSATURDAY JANUARY 7 10 am 5 pmOn Park Street beside The von Liebig Art Center PLUS! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way; 431-7611 With 70-plus flat-screen televisions, you wont miss out on your favorite teams game at this trendy sports bar, the brainchild of former Miami Dolphin Kim Bokamper. What makes this a great choice for sports lovers is an inventive menu that includes shrimp, calamari, tuna wontons and fish tacos in addition to the usual burgers, wings, sliders and chili. Bos banging shrimp, in a sweet and spicy sauce topped with sesame seeds, were tasty and cooked just right. Bos signature chicken wings were excellent, grilled then topped with a medium hot barbecue and garlic sauce and accompanied by a bounty of celery and blue cheese dressing. The fish tacos, made with mahi, were terrific. Apple pie a la mode was a perfect finish to a winning meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2010 The Fish House, 4685 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 495-5770 Dont judge this one by the weatherworn face it presents to Bonita Beach Road. Whats beyond the ho-hum faade is a fetching view of the tranquil back bay waters, an ultra-casual atmosphere, cheerful servers and a simple, wellexecuted menu. If you like your seafood in a straightforward fashion grilled, broiled, blackened or fried and then paired with homey sides like hush puppies, fries and slaw theres plenty to choose from here. I particularly like that there are heart-healthy dishes marked on the menu. I can recommend the steamed clams, the coconut shrimp basket and, my personal favorite, grouper tacos. The Jamaican jerk tuna was good, too, lightly grilled so the interior was rare but with a lively assortment of seasonings forming the crust. Homemade Key lime pie wasnt bad either. Service was good throughout the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011IM Tapas, 965 Fourth Ave. N., Naples; 403-8272 Small plates they may be, but the dishes that emerge from the kitchen here are packed with flavor and style. Each looks like a work of art and possesses big, fresh flavors that reveal the passionate dedication of its inspired creators, chefs Isabel Polo Pozo and Mary Shipman, both experts in this inspired Spanish cuisine. A polished staff and stylish dining room add to the warmth and conviviality of a meal at this little off-the-beaten-path gem. If theres a less-than-wondrous dish on the menu, I havent found it yet in several visits. Among my favorites are chorizo in cider, beets napoleon, garlic-laced white anchovies, diver scallops on octopus slivers, spinach wilted a la Catalana, wild bonito with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate foam, and a plate of stellar artisanal cheeses. Its situated a few miles north of the citys tonier dining areas, but it surpasses many of the more high-profile establishments in both cuisine and style. Beer and wine. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2010The Jolly Cricket, 720 Fifth Ave. S.; 304-9460 This handsome upscale British gastropub offers a wide-ranging menu that encompasses pub grub, tropical flavors and locally grown organic produce. As befits a pub, the beer selection is extensive, and theres an intriguing list of ciders as well, including Ace apple cider, which has a lovely pear essence. The ploughmans board comes three ways. We tried it with smoked ham and Brie, both of which were tasty. The fish and chips were just right, enhanced by tangy homemade tartar sauce. Though beautifully plated, the chicken curry was under seasoned. Those wanting a zesty version should tell their server when ordering. An apple tart with ice cream, oatmeal cookie and caramel sauce was lovely and satisfying. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2010Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 598-9400 For an inexpensive but excellent Vietnamese feast, head straight to Noodle Saigon. The 12-page menu might be intimidating at first, but the friendly servers are happy to help newcomers sort through it. Ive found its hard to go wrong here. On my most recent visit, I enjoyed savory asparagus crabmeat soup, shrimp paste on sugar cane, steamed rice crepe with grilled pork, shrimp summer rolls, clams with black bean sauce and the restaurants heavenly version of rare beef pho. For dessert, we followed our servers suggestion and tried a tasty mix of mashed avocado, sweetened condensed milk, ice, lime, sugar and mint. The combination resembled Italian water ice and was a great end to a terrific meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2011 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 food & wine CALENDAR Wednesday, Jan. 4, Gordons on the River: The new waterfront restaurant atop Jacks River Bar at Naples Harbour opens to the public; 475 North Road; 213-1441, ext. 214.Wednesday, Jan. 4, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Shelly Connors offers Italian boot camp; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663.Saturday, Jan. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Learn how to make Tuscan soup and salad, $25, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 5144663.Wednesday, Jan. 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Alexanders: The restaurant teams up with Decanted Wines for a wine tasting paired with appetizers; $10, 4077 Tamiami Trail; 434-1814. Reservations required.Thursday, Jan. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., Decanted Wines: Learn how to recognize the many aromas in wine using an aroma kit at this event, which also includes tasting wines with appetizers; $25, 1410 Pine Ridge Road; 434-1814. Reservations requiredFriday, Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Shelly Connors shows how to make a date-night dinner; $60, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663.Farmers marketsWednesday, 1:305:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550.Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.1:30 p.m., the Marco Island Farmers Market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Government Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E.Saturday, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Third Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive.Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, Bonita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs.Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., North Naples Green Market at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads.Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, Freedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to email@example.com. I dare you to check out Komoons website and not want to make an immediate trip to this lovely little restaurant. Granted, the combination of Thai, sushi and Peruvian fare may be off-putting at first, but it makes more sense once you know that the couple who run the place are Thai and Peruvian, respectively. And someone in the joint knows how to craft sushi thats fresh, great tasting and stunning to behold. Just take a gander at the photos on the website. Whether the dish is Japanese, Peruvian or Thai, it looks fabulous. Judging from my recent dinner there which wont be my last I can say that the photos offer an accurate vision of what youll experience. With just one minor exception, everything we tasted was stellar, starting with the sake, which was served well chilled and with fullsized wine glasses, an Americanization Im happy to accept if it means I dont have to pour a thimbles worth every other sip. The menu is vast, covering large swaths of both hemispheres. It was hard to narrow down our choices, but its a sure bet that customers will always be able to find something new to try. The dining room is lovely, with warm mustard and brick walls and upholstered booths and banquettes to match. A vertical waterfall stands between the door and the dining room, providing a degree of separation from the sprawling strip center in which Komoon sits while also supplying a soothing whooshing sound for background noise. Dominating the space is the wellappointed sushi bar, from which a rainbow assortment of boats full of artfully crafted sushi, sashimi and rolls emerged. Because we wanted to try a bit of everything, we ordered just a couple of pieces of sushi and one roll. The maguro (tuna) sushi ($2.50) was a lovely pinkishred, tender and fresh. A green dragon roll ($11.95) contained a meaty tempura-fried shrimp topped with thinly sliced avocado and a drizzle of eel sauce. It was laid out beautifully on the plate and tasted wonderful without a bit of soy sauce (the Japanese equivalent of ketchup). From the Peruvian palette, the mixed seafood ceviche was equally good. A mound containing chunks of white fish, calamari, shrimp, clams in the shell and strips of red onion came marinated in a sauce containing healthy doses of lime and pepper. (This dish can be ordered at whatever degree of spiciness youd like. We requested medium and thats how it was delivered.) A small bowl of large kernelled corn and segments of sweet potato and yucca came with it, serving as mild counterpoints to the zesty seafood. Next up: beef yaki soba ($12.95) from the Japanese menu and Kiss Me with tofu ($12.95) from the Thai selections. Both arrived in attractive white bowls, the Thai dish full of big bronzed pieces of tofu atop tender-crisp vegetables and a delicate garlic sauce with ginger and a hint of sweetness. The yaki soba had the requisite noodles, cooked just enough, with veggies and tender pieces of beef mixed in. The beef tasted like prime steak, not the chewy and less flavorful varieties found all too often in stir fries. Decorative strips of seaweed finished off the dish nicely. The only clinker of the night was the mochi ($4.95), small balls made of very glutinous rice with ice cream inside. As with the previous courses, it looked lovely, like two flowers with four petals each. One contained red bean ice cream, the other green tea ice cream. Each was covered with a rice mixture that exactly matched the color of the ice cream, but the covering was too gelatinous and had little flavor. The whipped cream and chocolate sauce were tasty, as was the ice cream when scraped out of the shell. Service was good throughout the meal. The accommodating hostess who I believe is also one of the owners was gracious and helpful, refilling our sake, clearing dishes and making sure our dinner was just right. Besides the mix of cuisines, another unusual aspect of Komoon is its technological advancement. The servers use iPads to take orders and the menu has QR codes on it that allow customers to use their cell phone scanning apps to find out more about the dishes. And then, of course, theres that tempting website. A welcoming manner, well-executed food and high-tech service combine to make Komoon a worthy destination, whether youve got a hankering for Eastern or Western fare. CUISINEStylish Komoon has masterful touch with three diverse cuisines karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org Komoon Thai Sushi & Ceviche, >> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $4.50-$14.95; sushi, $1.95-$26.95; entrees, $10.95-$24.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served >> Seating: Banquettes, booths, tables and at the sushi bar >> Specialties of the house: Sushi, ceviche, vegetarian spring rolls, papa a la huancaina, jumping seafood, tempura, teriyaki, yakisoba, Thai curries, pad Thai >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.komoonthai.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 1575 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 5969991 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Kiss Me is the fanciful name of a Thai stir fry with vegetables, garlic sauce and tofu. Left: A green dragon roll and maguro (tuna) sushi are among the many expertly crafted sushi items available at Komoon.