Dr. Bill and Nancy Lascheid have been named Hodges Universitys 2012 Humanitarians of the Year in honor of their spirit of benevolence and public service in the community. The award will be presented during a luncheon Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Now in its 16th year, the award traditionally has gone to on individual; this is just the fifth time a couple has been celebrating, according to Philip Memoli, vice president of university advancement. A university press release adds that the honor is bestowed to the Lascheids for their support of the community, for fostering hope in those afflicted by despair, for proving that the promise of tomorrows future never means forsaking the past, and for demonstrating the degree to which a family can make a positive difference when times most demand it. The Lascheids moved to Naples from Pittsburgh in 1982 and since then have2012 Humanitarians of the Year SEE LASCHEIDS, A27 VS. How Florida Republicans will pick ELIZABETH CROMWELL / COURTESY PHOTOour next president this week. A8 ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NONPROFIT NEWS A30 CLUB NOTES A32-33 HEALTHY LIVING A34 PETS A38 NETWORKING B8, B11 REAL ESTATE B13 PUZZLES C11 ANTIQUES C26 VINO & CUISINE C34-35 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 16 FREE WEEK OF JAN. 26-FEB. 1, 2012 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Read all about itFirst Book-Collier County puts books in hands of thousands of young readers, and you can help. A30 The Race is onGulfshore Playhouse tackles David Mamet drama. C1 Time for teaAntiques expert Terry Kovel talks teatime collectibles. C26-27 Pumping upGas prices to go higher. B1 Hodges U. honors Neighborhood Health Clinic co-foundersCOURTESY PHOTONancy and Bill LascheidSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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And he could do it longer than anyone else. I learned that by reading Doris Kearns Goodwins unparalleled biography, Team of Rivals. Can Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich or Barack Obama do that? Then there was John Adams, the second president. Once, he set sail for Europe intent on serving his appointment as ambassador to France (30 days or so at sea, no toilets, no showers, no fresh food or water, just to get there). It was during the war the first war, the so-called Revolutionary War when everybody, rich and poor, put their lives, their wealth, their reputations, all of it, on the line. The ship was attacked by a British war vessel. Mr. Adams grabbed a musket, powder and ball and climbed into the rigging with U.S. Marines, where he proceeded to fire on the enemy at close range, taking fire in return and winning the respect of the men around him. I learned that by reading David McCulloughs unparalleled biography, John Adams. Would Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney or Barack Obama have done that? And what about all those others? Ulysses S. Grant, our 18th president born poor, West Point grad (not very high in his class), Mexican-American War veteran, a drunk, the only Union general tough enough and smart enough to get the job done for Lincoln. Not a great president, but not because he lacked integrity. For war experience, there was also Teddy Roosevelt (Spanish-American War), Harry Truman (World War I) and the remarkable and unpretentious Dwight Eisenhower, another West Point grad (World War I and World War II). Jimmy Carter was a Naval Academy grad who captained a nuclear submarine right through the hair-trigger hottest years of the Cold War a man a lot tougher than most people ever gave him credit for. George H.W. Bush was a rich guy like the current crop of Republican candidates but not just any rich guy. He flew planes off carriers until he was shot down in World War II. Except for Lincoln, Im citing leaders who had war experience or at least military experience, but thats beside the point. They all had experience, all the good ones, including many who never saw a platoon fall in to formation and shoulder arms. And their experience put them in places where they were not judged for their wealth, or their connections, or their schools, or their family names, or their leadership experience managing this company or that one, or their fundraising talents. Instead, they were judged for their ability. They had done things that required them to sweat to see how other people lived and sweated by living and sweating with them. They had been other people, in other words, before they became presidential people. Can Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney claim that? President Obama can raised by a single mom from Kansas, black boy in America. Which doesnt make him a better president. But it gives him a credential most candidates nowadays lack. It gives him the kind of experience that allows you to say YES to the great defining question posed by Jimi Hendrix: Have you ever been experienced? All of our presidential candidates these days are rich but so was George Washington, the first president. And he had five horses shot out from under him just in the Revolutionary War alone (hed fought as a British officer in the French and Indian war years before that). Could Newt Gringrich or Mitt Romney or Barack Obama all rich guys now, like Washington once was do that? Could they sit on a horse under fire? I say its time to find out. Whats wrong with this election process is not that money and wealth have taken over, or that super PACs can dominate American thinking with negative ads (as if we cant think for ourselves), or that poor people cant become president anymore. No. Whats wrong is that we havent established a simple little Presidential Academy like the Navel Academy or the Air Force Academy or the U.S. Military Academy or the Coast Guard Academy. An academy complete with drill instructors of experience, with classes in experience and ethics, with four years of rigorous training in which candidates, like military academy candidates, sweat and think and suffer and lead. Four years of learning (get ready for this concept) teamwork. Why not pass an act of Congress mandating that from now on, anyone who wants to run for president has to first graduate from the Presidential Academy? Which brings us back to Abe Lincoln, paradoxically the least warlike warrior weve ever chosen to lead us forward. Mr. Lincolns personal presidential academy included hard physical labor in his early life. For a brief time hed served in a kind of pick-up militia as an Indian fighter too, although he never shot anybody. In letters, he described the experience and his comrades-in-arms as a bunch of know-nothings stumbling through the woods making a hell of a lot of noise undisciplined men who were lucky they didnt run into an enemy determined and resourceful. Lincoln just wasnt a killer. That wasnt what he had to learn to become president. In fact, he couldnt even shoot a turkey when he had a chance once he didnt want to pull the trigger. And this was a guy whod grown up in the woods, a man who would someday make decisions that caused hundreds of thousands of other men to die for their country, and for humans with whom they shared little in common. The stories about him are telling, but not because they prove the old adage, They dont makeem like they used to. I dont believe that. I see men and women every day who are the equals of any Americans who came before or could be if challenged. And that should happen, nowadays, in a new U.S. Presidential Academy, for Americans only. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 Wednesday, Jan. 18, marked the largest online protest in the history of the Internet. Websites from large to small went dark in protest of proposed legislation before the U.S. House and Senate that could profoundly change the Internet. The two bills, SOPA in the House and PIPA in the Senate, ostensibly aim to stop the piracy of copyrighted material over the Internet on websites based outside the U.S. Critics, among them the founders of Google, Wikipedia, the Internet Archive, Tumblr and Twitter, counter that the laws will stifle innovation and investment, hallmarks of the free, open Internet. The Obama administration has offered muted criticism of the legislation, but, as many of his supporters have painfully learned, what President Barack Obama questions one day he signs into law the next. First, the basics. SOPA stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act, while PIPA is the Protect IP Act. The two bills are very similar. SOPA would allow copyright holders to complain to the U.S. attorney general about a foreign website they allege is committing or facilitating the commission of criminal violations of copyright law. This relates mostly to pirated movies and music. SOPA would allow the movie industry, through the courts and the U.S. attorney general, to send a slew of demands that Internet service providers (ISPs) and searchengine companies shut down access to those alleged violators, and even to prevent linking to those sites, thus making them unfindable. It would also bar Internet advertising providers from making payments to websites accused of copyright violations. SOPA could, then, shut down a community-based site like YouTube if just one of its millions of users was accused of violating one U.S. copyright. As David Drummond, Googles chief legal officer and an opponent of the legislation, blogged, Last year alone we acted on copyright takedown notices for more than 5 million webpages. He wrote, PIPA & SOPA will censor the web, will risk our industrys track record of innovation and job creation, and will not stop piracy. Corynne McSherry, intellectual property director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), told me: These bills propose new powers for the government and for private actors to create, effectively, blacklists of sites ... then force service providers to block access to those sites. Thats why we call these the censorship bills. The bills, she says, are the creation of the entertainment, or content, industries: SOPA, in particular, was negotiated without any consultation with the technology sector. They were specifically excluded. The exclusion of the tech sector has alarmed not only Silicon Valley executives, but also conservatives like Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, a tea party favorite. He said in a December House Judiciary Committee hearing, Were basically going to reconfigure the Internet and how its going to work, without bringing in the nerds. PIPA sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said in a press release, Much of what has been claimed about [PIPA] is flatly wrong and seems intended more to stoke fear and concern than to shed light or foster workable solutions. Sadly, Leahys ire sounds remarkably similar to that of his former Senate colleague Christopher Dodd, who, after retiring, took the job of chairman and CEO of the powerful lobbying group Motion Picture Association of America (at a reported salary of $1.2 million annually), one of the chief backers of SOPA/PIPA. Said Dodd of the broadbased, grass-roots Internet protest, Its a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests. EFFs McSherry said, No one asked the Internet well, the Internet is speaking now. People are really rising up and saying: Dont interfere with basic Internet infrastructure. We wont stand for it. As the Internet blackout protest progressed Jan. 18, and despite Dodds lobbying, legislators began retreating from support for the bills. The Internet roared, and the politicians listened, reminiscent of the popular uprising against media consolidation in 2003 proposed by then-Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell, the son of Gen. Colin Powell. Information is the currency of democracy, and people will not sit still as moneyed interests try to deny them access. When Internet users visited the sixthmost popular website on the planet during the protest blackout, the Englishlanguage section of Wikipedia.org, they found this message: Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge. For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. In a world with fresh, Internet-fueled revolutions, it seems that U.S. politicians are getting the message. 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 1,000 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. richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONDude, wheres my life boat! amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly When they make the movie about the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that grounded off the coast of Tuscany, there wont be romantic tales about its captain. Italian authorities immediately arrested him on suspicions of manslaughter and abandoning ship prematurely. He might have been the skipper of the ill-fated vessel in all senses of the word. A century ago this spring, as the Titanic entered its death throes and all its lifeboats had been launched, Capt. Edward Smith told his crew: Men, you have done your full duty. You can do no more. Now its every man for himself. One witness recalled seeing him, probably washed overboard, clutching a child in the water as the Titanic disappeared. A member of the crew always believed it was Capt. Smiths voice he heard from the water after the Titanic was gone, urging him and others on: Good boys! Good lads! Every man for himself is a phrase associated with the deadly Costa Concordia disaster, but not as a last-minute expedient. It appears to have been the natural order of things. In the words of one newspaper account, An Australian mother and her young daughter have described being pushed aside by hysterical men as they tried to board lifeboats. Women and children were given priority in theory, but not necessarily in practice. The Australian mother said of the scene, We just couldnt believe it especially the men, they were worse than the women. Another woman passenger agreed, There were big men, crew members, pushing their way past us to get into the lifeboats. Guys aboard the Costa Concordia apparently made sure the age of chivalry was good and dead by pushing it over and trampling on it in their heedless rush for the exits. The grounded cruise ship has its heroes, of course, just as the Titanic had its cowards. But the discipline of the Titanics crew and the self-enforced chivalric ethic that prevailed among its men largely trumped the natural urge toward panicked selfpreservation. Women and children went first, and once the urgency of the situation became clear, breaches werent tolerated. The crew fired warning shots to keep men from rushing the lifeboats. In an instance Daniel Allen Butler recounts in his book, Unsinkable, a male passenger trying to make it on one lifeboat was rebuffed and then beaten for his offense. The survivor statistics tell the tale. More women from third class deep in the bowels of the ship, where it was hard to escape and instructions were vague or nonexistent survived than men from first class. Almost all of the women from first class (97 percent) and second class (84 percent) made it. As Butler notes, the men from first class who were lost stayed behind voluntarily, true to their Edwardian ideals. The Titanic went down, they say, to the strains of the hymn Nearer, My God, to Thee as the band courageously played on. It lent a final grace note to the tragedy. Today, we dont do grace notes. Weve gone from Women and children, first, to Dude, wheres my lifeboat? As the women of the Costa Concordia can testify, thats a long way down. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 Immigration reform is a polarizing topic in America. I personally prefer simplifying the immigration process so that the right people (healthy, with no criminal records) can enter the United States to pursue the American dream. Our immigration rules are complicated and, in some cases, make no sense. Consider the E2 Treaty Investor Visa, which allows immigration for the purpose of starting a business that employs U.S. citizens. It allows no opportunity for a green card, and it must be renewed every two years. Zoe Adams holds an E2 Treaty Investor Visa holder and has been a guest on my show several times. I support her crusade for E2 visa reform. Although she resides in Lakeland, Fla., she speaks for E2 visa holders along the Paradise Coast and across the United States. Her family came from England in September 2003. She and her husband, Steve, own Richards Pool Service in Lakeland. They have four employees, and Steve has a Florida contractors license. Eight years ago, they lived on the south coast of England and owned a vacation property in Davenport, Fla. Steve began to question his future in sales in the semiconductor business and began considering opportunities in Florida. They met with an owner who was selling a pool servicing company and quickly decided it could be a good business for them, especially because the owner committed to stay with the business for a year and teach Steve everything he needed to know. So the Adams with daughter Melissa, then 12, and son Tlom, then 10 packed up and departed for Florida, excited about starting their business and life in America. They entered on an E2 Treaty Investor Visa. Although they knew the visa would not lead to an opportunity for a green card, they had no idea about the future implications of their status. They were told the visa needed to be renewed every few years and as long as their business was successful and they had employees, that the renewal process was easy; but in reality, that was not the case. As they developed relationships in the community, their sense of non-belonging began develop. They must leave the U.S. every two years and renew their (temporary) drivers licenses every year. More importantly, their children are not covered by the visa once they turn 21 or complete college. And they cannot apply for Social Security numbers, which means Melissa and Tom cannot work and earn their own money. Melissa turns 21 in June and just received an F1 International Student Visa, which will cover her until the end of her studies for 12-18 months after that while she applies for jobs. She is studying math and secondary education at Florida Southern College, where she is president of the Honor Society, vice president of the Math Honor Society, a Southern Ambassador (she gives tours of the school) and captain of her dance team. She has a boyfriend of more than two years, and getting married may well be her easiest course for being allowed to stay here. Tom is now 18 and in his sophomore year at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Hes studying physiology and kinesiology and hopes to earn a masters in physical therapy and then a Ph.D. He volunteers at a campus gym for UF faculty members, helps with school research projects and is on the UF wakeboarding team. Heres the bottom line: If Melissa and Tom dont marry U.S. citizens, theyll have to return to England, where social and family ties are nearly non-existent. Their lives are here. I feel strongly that they should be able to apply for citizenship and for Social Security cards, and that they should be able to continue their lives here in America, along with other children whose parents hold E2 visas. There are approximately 100,000 E2 Treaty Investor Visa holders in the U.S. today, most of whom are small business owners. Small businesses are the major contributors to new jobs in Florida and throughout America. I suggest we support Zoe Adams in her appeal for E2 visa reform in Congress (see www.E2VisaReform.org). Is there any reason why we wouldnt? 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 PARADISEA Lakeland family makes in the case for visa reform Something that has been your mind: Its always on my mind how to convince the people who can change the law that we are good for the United States. We are here legally, we pay taxes and we spend our hard-earned money in our communities. Something your mom was right about: Chocolate is a luxury not! What makes you laugh: We have a dog and six cats I can always laugh at their antics. Last book read: Take a Chance on Me, by British author Jill Mansell. I spend a lot of money on books from Amazon.co.uk, as they are still my favorites. Pet peeve: Having to pronounce the Z at the beginning of my name in a totally different way now from the rst 45 years of my life. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: I used to be a dancer. I danced in the same competitions as Nigel Lythgoe from So You Think You Can Dance he was older than me, but I remember watching him dance. What are you most proud of: How my kids have turned out. What the Paradise Coast really needs: Florida as a whole could do with drivers who use their indicators more often. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 Inconvenient as it may be for political reporters paid to handicap the 2012 presidential contest right through to its conclusion on Nov. 6, the race may well be over by next Wednesday morning, the first day of February, 2012. By the end of the previous evening Tuesday, Jan. 31 Republicans in Florida will have picked not only their candidate but arguably and perhaps inadvertently the next president of the United States, a man who may or may not be their candidate. Heres the logic of that thinking. The candidate who wins the primary here will be the partys nominee to face President Obama in November. But Republicans universally agree: Not every one of their candidates can beat President Obama, either in Florida or in the nation. Pick the wrong candidate, the logic goes, and youve just elected President Obama to a second term. History suggests as much. Through 10 presidential election cycles since the states primary process was modernized in 1972, Florida Republicans have demonstrated an infallible authority. When they pick a primary candidate, he becomes a presidential candidate. That was true 40 years ago when Floridas GOP voters picked incumbent President Richard Nixon, and its been true ever since, as the history of Floridas primary-winners shows. In 1976, Floridas GOP pick was Gerald Ford. The choice was Ronald Reagan in 1980 (who lost the primary here in 1976), followed by Reagan again in ; George H.W. Bush in and 2; Bob Dole in ; George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004; and John McCain in 2008. Each of those men, Florida primary winners, sought the White House as the standard bearers of what is now almost a century of Republican social and economic values. (Coincidentally, Florida voters in general elections bet correctly on the next president 20 out of 21 times since 1928, only failing in 1992 when they picked incumbent Pres. Bush but the nation sent Mr. Clinton to the White House.) All of which suggests why everything Republican in 2012 may be on the line this week in Florida. What does that mean for Floridas citizens? From east to west and north to south from Palm Beach Gardens to Punta Gorda, and from Fort Myers to Bonita Springs and Naples where Republicans have long dominated local politics Florida Weekly sought the opinions of men and women who have spent years thinking Republican thoughts. Here you will see how they judged the current week on the eve of its arrival, how they measure the candidates in the Republican race, and how they weigh the issues as voting day approaches. Theyre weighing none of it lightly. This is the most important election of our lives, insists Lavigne Kirkpatick, the newly appointed spokeswoman for the Tea Party in Naples. She led Republican Gov. Charlie Crists gubernatorial campaign in Collier County in 2006, and headed the McCain-Palin team there in the 2008 election. Obama is not going to be easy to beat. He isnt spending one dime right now. Hes the only candidate facing us. And hes letting everybody else burn up their energy and money. Whoever your candidate is now, we all have to come together behind one.Will the third man please sit down?But coming together is a hat trick that requires an answer to the obvious question: Who is the right candidate in the minds of Floridas Republicans? Following Mr. Gingrichs prairie-fire win by 12 percentage points in South Carolina last week, many observers now call it a two-man race. But that analysis falls short of reality, according to Steve Abrams, a commissioner and head of the Gingrich campaign in Palm Beach County. Mr. Abrams also serves on the Gingrich teams state steering committee. There are two men capable of winning, perhaps, but a third man who could determine who hell be, Mr. Abrams suggests. And that third man isnt Ron Paul, who continued to run a distant but vocal fourth as the political parade thundered out of the Palmetto State and into the Sunshine State. The first thing Newt faces doesnt have to do with Newt as much as with what Rick Santorum does, Mr. Abrams explains. The former Pennsylv ania senator is the third man in the mind of many who support Mr. Gingrich and theyd like him to sit down and shut up now, not later. Ultimately, no matter how good a campaign Newt runs here, the Romney alternative vote keeps splitting, Mr. Abrams concludes. So Santorum either needs to drop out, or do poorly enough that hes not a factor in the race. Then youll have the one-on-one showdown everyones been waiting for. Which isnt quite how John Knowles sees it. The director of development and external affairs at the Ave Maria University School of Law, Mr. Knowles spent a decade in Michigan politics before moving to Naples. I think this will go longer than anybody realizes, he predicts. You have three candidates that have the will and resources to move into the future. And Mr. Santorum, vocal champion of socially conservative moral values, isnt one of them. Those three are Mitt, Newt and Ron Paul, explains Mr. Knowles. Santorum lacks national structure and the financial backing to mount an ongoing campaign into March and April.The showdownTo many, March and April lie in another world, even if Mr. Santorum and Mr. Paul continue maneuvering to influence the frontrunners until then. The showdown appears to be here and now, and for the Republicans that means its essential to get out and vote, advises Mr. Knowles. Its not the people who choose, its the people who choose to vote who choose, he notes. That may be true both in the primary this week, and on Nov. 6. Now the baton of choice has been passed with great fanfare from a small bastion of Republicanism in South Carolina more conservative, more distinctly Southern, more strictly dependent on the attitudes of Tea Partiers and Evangelical Republicans to a large one, a Sunshine State of pluralists, of diverse viewpoints and allegiances, of widely varied geographies that can be reached most effectively with expensive advertising. And the pass was not smooth. Emerging from the state neck-and-neck in the primary win-lose column but with one candidate bloodied and reeling from lackluster showings that he sought to overcome Monday night in the first Florida debate Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney now realistically represent the Republican choices. And each is bringing the muscle of a two-year-old Supreme Court decision into play significantly for the first time in modern politics. The decision, known as Citizens United, allows super PACs to spend as much money as they desire to promote a candidate without identifying the sources of that money. In Mr. Romneys case, that has amounted to $4 million in Florida alone, even before the week began, according to news reports. The Sunshine State will be blanketed with numerous ads all week, particularly from Mr. Romney more aggressive, attacking ads, says Mr. Knowles. Youll see all kinds of super PAC advertising. And the evidence is overwhelming that these expensive negative creative attack ads work almost every time. Out of the fray, one candidate will emerge next Tuesday night as the Florida pick. And that man will very likely become not only the Republican nominee, but the next president. The baggage trainThat is, if Republican voters this week make the right choice. Unfortunately, with the Democrats looking on like wolves watching the progress of Red Riding Hood, Republicans will exploit their own weaknesses for the next six days, many fear. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has refused to endorse any candidate, called the finger-pointing, personal style of the campaign so far a circular firing squad. The quote appeared in The New York Times. The candidates weaknesses appear to be considerable, which leaves much to point at. But their baggage may also prove inconsequential. One has hidden his tax history for years, for reasons not even his supporters can rationalize (thats changing as the week progresses, and will change even more before long, he announced under pressure). He once lambasted the late Sen. Edward Kennedy for doing the same thing even while he carried on the tradition. To complicate matters for him, his father, one-time presidential candidate George Romney, set a much different example by releasing 12 years of tax records. (The late Mr. Romney also had a tendency to change his mind at the wrong political moment, like some critics accuse the current candidate of doing. When he reversed his position on the Vietnam War in the contest to choose a Republican candidate for the 1968 presidential race, he went suddenly from first in the polls to historic obscurity, leaving the field open for Mr. Nixon.) The other candidate the flamboyant South Carolina primary winner, Mr. Gingrich has hidden two adulterous affairs behind a veneer of self-righteous indignation and puffy moralizing about gay marriage and womens choice advocates. One candidate Mr. Romney has hidden the greed that powered tremendous corporate success at Bain Capital, the firm he headed for many years, behind a business-is-good-for-America arrogance, in the eyes of his critics. And the other, Mr. Gingrich, has hidden an ethical history pocked with missteps in his professional as well as his personal life behind a proud justification that such grandiose acting and thinking is all-American suitable for a nation of people who think big and act on it. Mr. Gingrich faced 84 ethics charges during his time as speaker of the house in the 1990s. He was fined $300,000, becoming the first speaker in history to be so chastised. While consulting or lobbying from 2000 to 2010 for Freddie Mac, the governments secondary home-mortage company, his Gingrich Group was paid $1.6 million or more. He had previously blamed Freddie Mac for the financial implosion that led to recession, and argued that the money he took paid for his service as a historian, not a lobbyist. There is more that Democrats are likely to exploit, especially in the case of Mr. Gingrich, and Republicans know it. The Democrats are fantastic at playmaking a negative campaign, notes Jenna Persons, an attorney and partner at Strayhorn & Persons in Fort Myers. Ms. Persons, a sixth generation native, worked as a political staffer for Senate Majority Whip Roy Blunt for two years after graduating from law school at George Washington University, before returning to her hometown. She is now a member of the Lee Executive Republican Committee.The media elite and forgivenessFor his part, Mr. Gingrich has claimed that criticisms of his behavior are part of an elite and liberal media bias that has insisted for half a century that Americans become un-American. That media-is-to-blame reaction is one some Republicans here embrace, as well. I believe the news media has been telling all of us that Romney is the candidate for the last year, says Mrs. Kirkpatrick. My personal concern about that is, if the media is telling me that this is the BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com So it comes down to Florida again PHOTOS BY R. GINO SANTA MARIA, CHRISTOPHER HALLORAN, RICH KOELE / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM / FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATION KNOWLES KIRKPATRICK Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are battling to win Florida, a state considered crucial for garnering the GOP nomination.
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Republicans everywhere, ultimately, appear to be a forgiving group when it comes to fellow Republicans theyre willing to forgive both the personal, in Mr. Gingrichs case, and the professional in the case of both candidates as long as there is some transparency. Gingrich has navigated the micro-issue of his ex-wife (going public) really skillfully, says Mr. Knowles. Its not news, its been out there already, hes skillful in pointing out (his side of the story). And people are tired of it, adds Mrs. Kirkpatick tired of the personal stuff that goes on in peoples lives. No human is perfect, and some people, who could be the greatest statesmen, wont run because they dont want their mistakes revealed. Clearly, those people do not include Mr. Gingrich or Mr. Romney. The latter could dispense with his tax and income problem in 24 hours, by releasing the information simply by being transparent, advises Mr. Abrams. And the former is a historian who has made his personal life history, along with almost everybody else. When you start going down the ladder to the point where the discussion is about Newts marriage 20 years ago, its not a relevant factor for anyone but a handful of voters, Mr. Abrams says.The vortex questionTherefore the choice for many would seem to come down to issues but even that proves a misconception about GOP thinking this week. The issues themselves may be secondary to a single overriding question, the pundits agree: Who can beat Mr. Obama? And who can beat him not just in the final rugged run-up to November but this week in Florida, where the presidential race itself is a distinct shadow splashing visibly through the wake of the primary race? That question, more than any issue, creates the compelling vortex gravity of the 2012 presidential race, and of the Florida Republican primary here. More than jobs and the economy, more than how much to lower the tax rate and for whom, more than how much to reduce the size of government and how much to deregulate business, more than the questions of abortion or same-sex marriage or immigration, Florida Republicans this week are agonizing over an unequivocal Lombardian philosophy: There is no second place. There are only winners and losers. Whether youre an evangelical Christian or a Tea Partier or a moderate Republican, your first question should be, Who can beat Obama? advises Ms. Persons. One thing that unites the national security Republicans, the Libertarians, the social conservatives, and the moderates is that almost all Republicans want to see Obama defeated in November, observes Mr. Knowles. Perhaps that unity does not characterize Republicans here quite yet, however. Meanwhile, what about the issue of war? Terrorism, Afghanistan and Iraq three distinct wars that defined the first decade of the 21st century and deeply shaped its presidential elections were Bush and McCain-era issues, in the minds of Republican voters. Tellingly, none of the men or women who joined Florida Weekly to think through this Republican week initiated any conversation about war, although two wars continue.The nuanced primaryAll of this points to the significant risk Republicans nationwide are running this week as Floridas GOP voters shoulder the weight of the contest. The primary process itself is finicky and complex. To win, a Republican candidate must garner 1,212 votes from delegates representing the 50 states at the national convention. Some states, 17 of them, allow Independents, or Independents and Democrats together, to vote in the Republican primary (Florida does not; it hosts a closed primary). Others still hold caucuses, a throwback to the old days when small groups around the state would gather in public to take a show of hands or vote, sending delegates to the national convention that way. Normally, Florida would command 99 of those 1,212 necessary delegates, or just over 8 percent. But that changed after the states Republican leaders disobeyed the marching orders of the partys national leadership last year. Instead of accepting a midor lateseason date on the primary calendar, they shouldered their way nearly to the front of the line, to stand just behind Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in the GOP schedule. Im proud of the state leaders for taking the initiative, and insuring we play a major role in presidential picks, says Ms. Persons. Im proud of them for looking out for our interests. But that looking out has come with a cost. To punish the lack of discipline, national Republican leaders recently cut Floridas delegates in half, from 99 to 50. (The Sunshine States delegates also lost their front-row seats at the convention, along with reservations to the most convenient and proximate hotels). None of that will likely matter as much as what the nation observes this week in Florida, Republicans here believe. Nor as much as what primary voters decide Tuesday a reality foreseen, perhaps, by the states Republican leadership last year. Florida is defined as a swing state. Thats because nearly 19 million residents represent a hodgepodge of demographic and political constituencies that chose a Democratic leader four years ago on the backs of the states Independents. The inability of Republicans to rally decisively behind a single candidate now could leave room not only for continued Republican in-fighting, but for exploitation by a Democratic machine at once wealthy, well-oiled and rested. If that happens, Republicans may lose Florida and the nation, once again. Thats the bottom line this week in a state plumped by 29 electoral votes. Florida is tied for third with New York, behind California (55) and Texas (34). Not just in November, not just in August, but right now: The Sunshine State is the key prize for Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Romney, and a sidelines onlooker this week, President Barack Obama. PERSONS Whether youre an evangelical Christian or a Tea Partier or a moderate Republican, your first question should be, Who can beat Obama? Jenna Persons, attorney
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FUEL SALE $3.89 PER GALLON90 OCTANE NONETHANOAL FUEL Search is on for outstanding senior volunteersHome Instead Senior Care is seeking nominations for its Salute to Senior Service program honoring senior volunteers for the contributions they make to their communities. The program includes a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminates with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Helping others defines life for many local retired seniors, says Sue Bidwell, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Naples. And what a difference we have observed in health, attitude and outlook among those who choose to stay active as they age. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care network, 52 percent of seniors volunteer their time through unpaid community service. Nearly 20 percent of seniors surveyed started volunteering when they reached the traditional age of retirement 65 or older. Furthermore, 20 percent of seniors who volunteer say that their community service is the most important thing they do. Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps, a national organization that links more than 400,000 Americans 55 and older to service opportunities, agrees. The one thing that I hear constantly from the seniors in our programs is that volunteering gives them a purpose in life they say that its the reason they get up in the morning. Nominations will be accepted at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. Nomination forms also can be requested at ckoehler@ homeinsteadinc.com. Winners at the state level will receive plaques, and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service website. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winners nonprofit charity of choice. For more information about the Salute to Senior Service program or Home Instead Senior Care, call 5962030. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYNEWS TWOA29NEWSHealthy Living Pets of the Week WEEK OF JAN. 26-FEB. 1, 2012 Peace, Love and Little Donuts threw open its doors to raise money for Charity for Change and the Make-A-Wish Foundation earlier this month. Owner Mark Couch, a military veteran of Operation Desert-Storm, quietly opened Peace, Love and Little Donuts last summer but decided to hold off on a grand opening celebration until the winter season. He says it was important for him to do something for children as part of the celebration. The little ones who come into our shop every day have become like my own, he says. They draw me pictures, bring me letters and write to me about their favorite donuts I have my very own little family right here at PLLD. Mr. Couch also had a nephew whose wish was granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation before he died. It was important for my wife and I to support Make-A-Wish, he says. A career pilot who put his cockpit controls on hold last year to create Peace, Love and Little Donuts, he arranged for face-painters, glitter-tattoo artists, DJs, radio station B103.9-FM and WINK-TV to join the grand opening and give time to the charities; Coca Cola donated a hospitality vehicle, and other donations came from Clive Daniel, Ooh La La Jewels, the PGA Superstore and Grey Oaks Country Club. What we didnt bargain for was a Sunday afternoon surprise visit from Gov. Rick Scott and his wife, First Lady Ann Scott, he says. The governor heard about the fundraising weekend and, en-route to an official engagement, popped in to give our business his blessing. Being that one of his first businesses was making doughnuts, Im taking his support as a great endorsement. Peace, Love and Little Donuts is at 2201 Tamiami Trail N. (inside the BP Station at the corner of Mooringline Drive). Peace, Love, Little Donuts and dollars for two local charities BY ROBIN DEMATTIAFlorida Weekly Correspondent COURTESY PHOTOSFace painting added to the fundraiser fun. Mayor Bill Barnett, Karen Conley of Charity for Change, and Mark Couch of Peace, Love & Little Donuts Suzanne Todd, Colleen Murphy and Jessica Schneider with Giver, the Charity for Change mascot
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Place your bets on Chips for CharityAston Gardens at Pelican Marsh hosts the first annual Chips for Charity Casino Night to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Professional Vegas-style gaming will include blackjack, craps, roulette and more. Tickets for $30 include a cocktail, heavy hors doeuvres, entertainment and with $2,000 in play money. Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh is a senior-living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care facilities. To purchase tickets to Chips for Charity tickets, call 593-3744.s fashions at Boys & Girls Club The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County presents Fashion Pack, a s-inspired fashion show beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Waterside Shops. Participating boutiques from the shopping center will include: Anne Fontaine, Brooks Brothers, The Beach House of Naples, Cache, Calypso, Isabella, Saks Fifth Avenue and White House Black Market. Tickets for $100 per person are available by calling 325-1765 or visiting www. bgccc.com .Designers Boutique expands to two days Everyone who loves to shop will especially love shopping the Designers Boutique to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 20-21, in the ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Part of the Shelters annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon, the boutique expands to two days this year for the first time. Nearly three dozen vendors will display and sell their specialty clothing, fashion accessories, decorative items and giftware. Favorite returning from previous years include Melanie White Designs, the Anita Ford Collection, the Romantic Room, A Wreath of Wishes and the Nina McLemore Collection. Newcomers include Fancys Folly, Queen Bee Studio and Valerie Louthan. Admission to the Designers Boutique is free ($5 valet parking for those not attending the Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon). Tickets to the luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, are $350 per person. For reservations or more information, call 775-3862, ext. 261, or e-mail: email@example.com. Junior Achievement revives bowl-a-thon After an eight-year absence, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida brings the JA Bowl-A-Thon back, with games set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Gator Lanes in Fort Myers and at the same time Sunday afternoon, Jan. 29, at Bowland Beacon Lanes in Naples. Theres still time to assemble a team and get in on the fun. JA welcomes groups of coworkers, family members, neighbors and friends who want to bowl for the cause. Six-member teams are charged with raising at least $600; all donations are tax deductible and all proceeds will benefit JA programs in local schools. To sign up or for more information, call MJ Scarpelli at 225-2590 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida provides in-school and afterschool programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. For more information about the organization, visit www.JASWFL.org.Parade organizers seek nominations The Naples St. Patrick Foundation, organizers of the annual Naples St. Patricks Day Parade, is accepting nominations for the 2012 parade grand marshal. The 34th annual parade takes place Saturday, March 17, in Old Naples. Jim McEvoy, president of the foundation, says the honor of grand marshal will go to someone who is a real contributor to the Collier County community through actions, leadership or volunteerism. The written nominations should include background information on the candidate and the name, address and telephone number of the person making the nomination. Nominations should be e-mailed to Mr. McEvoy at irmusic@embarqmail. com or mailed to the Naples St. Patrick Foundation, 300 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, Naples FL 34102. Deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, Feb. 10. A selection committee will review all nominations and choose the winner.
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CLUB NOTESThe program will be by Jennie Sterling, recipient of the Sogetsu school of Ikebana Riji degree, the highest degree for students in Sogetsu. Ms. Sterling has belonged to Ikebana chapters in Florida, Georgia, South Africa, Australia and Tapei. She served as president of the Miami chapter from 2003-2008 and is a founding member of the Atlanta chapter. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. Cost is $65. Reservations are required and can be made by sending a check payable to I.I. #160 to Peggy Freers, 2059 Swainsons Run, Naples, FL 34105. For more information about Ikebana International-Naples, visit www.ikebananaples.com. The Naples Garden Club presents event stylist and floral designer Kathy Whalen with A Passion for Parties beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, Moorings Presbyterian Church. Ms. Whalen will discuss how her love of flowers that was nurtured in childhood lead to a 15-year career as a designer and instructor at the New York Botanical Garden. Admission is free for club members and $10 for others. Register online at www.naplesgardenclub.org or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The clubs 2012 House & Garden Tour set for Saturday, Feb. 4, is sold out. There is a stand-by option, however. Visit the website above for more information. The Naples Orchid Society kicks off its 50th anniversary season with a buffet dinner and silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Wynns Catering will provide the meal, and guest speaker Michael Coronado of R.F. Orchids in Homestead, Fla., will discuss the recent World Orchid Conference and his orchid trip to Indonesia. Cost is $25 for NOS members and $35 for others. Sign up at www.naplesorchidsociety.org. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. Civitan International of Naples presents the Naples Shining Stars Dinner Dance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Country Club of Naples. The evening will raise funds for the formation of Challenger Little League Baseball for children with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling Nery Kircher at 774-2623, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending a check made out to Naples Civitan Club at P.O. Box 7422, Naples FL 34101. Womens Cultural Alliance, an affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Collier County, has 700 members and more than 250 courses, events and trips planned for the new season. Annual membership is $60. For more information, call Jane Hersch at 948-0003 or visit www.womensculturalliance.com. The Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years and who want to meet others who are new to the area. The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout the area. In addition, groups within the club plan outings and dates to share varied interests, such as mah-jongg and duplicate bridge, gourmet cooking and discussions about philosophy. Prospective members are invited to coffee at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. For meeting locations and more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. The Bonita Springs Newcomers Club welcomes women who have lived in Bonita for less than three years. Luncheons are held at area country clubs on the third Thursday of every month (December meeting is on the second Thursday). Members must attend five luncheons a year and pay annual dues of $40. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.bonitaspringsnewcomersclub.com. The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs is accepting grant and volunteer service hour request applications from area nonprofits working to combat violence against women, to support education opportunities for women of all ages and to provide health care to women who cannot afford it The club has also opened the application process for its annual scholarship awarded to an area woman continuing her education in math, science or business. The deadline for grant applications is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. Scholarship applications are due by Friday, March 23. Requests for volunteer service hours are accepted all year. Application forms can be found at www.zontabonitasprings.org. For more information, call Denese Mattrey, chair of the clubs grant committee, at 9893453 or e-mail dmattrey@embarqmail. com. Must schedule surgery by Jan. 31, 2012. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. 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Join us for an occasion of education and entertainment Tuesday, January 31, 2012Presentations from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Dinner and Fellowship at 5:15 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church 860 Banyan Blvd, Naples, FLKEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Richard Bimler presents AH-HA Moments FEATURED GUESTSe Arlington, Dignity Memorial and Vitas HospiceFor more information and to RSVP call (239)261-7421 no later than J anuar y 27, 2012embracing lifes transitionsTHE FIRST IN A SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS hosted by GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH For more Information Visit us at www.NorbertoPoolsUSA.com 239.776.2856 POOL CLEANING SERVICE AS LOW AS $55 PER MONTH! NEW CUSTOMERS RECEIVE YOUR FIRST 2 WEEKS FREE!25+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE BUSINESS! LIC# 2012-42 $30.00 Grocery Order Must have coupon at time of purchase, limit one per customer. Good thru 02/02/2012 $15.00 Grocery Order Must have coupon at time of purchase, limit one per customer. Good thru 02/02/2012
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 An overview from the CEO of Physicians RegionalThere is a tremendous amount of health-care innovation taking place in our community, and Physicians Regional Healthcare System is leading the way in providing advanced treatement options. I am a fifth-generation Floridian and am very passionate about providing great health care to my community. Since this is my first column, I thought it would be informative to provide an overview of our facilities and medical staff. Our health-care family includes two hospitals: Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge and Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. They have a total of 201 private rooms, plus 24-hour emergency rooms, state-of-the-art surgery centers and full-service diagnostic departments. Our affiliated multi-specialty physician practice, Physicians Regional Medical Group, has six locations in Collier and Lee counties. We have an open medical staff that gives our system the ability to work with all physicians in the communities we serve. Our team has grown to more than 300 physicians. Our patients health and medical needs are our greatest concern, and I believe that education is a key element in learning about the latest advancements in medical technology and procedures. We host several free seminars each month on various topics. Some of our more recent ones have been about life-saving techniques for the treatment of intracranial and extracranial carotid occlusions, brain aneurysms and victims of stroke; our doctors are the only ones in Southwest Florida capable of performing these procedures. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYUniversity of FloridaHeart patients who have stents that prop open blocked arteries often face a dilemma when they need open heart surgery: Continue taking life-saving blood thinners but risk severe bleeding during surgery, or stop taking the medicines and risk a heart attack. Now, researchers from the University of Florida and elsewhere have identified a new drug that can serve as a bridge during that time when patients have to stop taking blood thinners, minimizing both the risk of a heart attack and the risk of excessive bleeding during surgery. The findings appeared Jan. 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This could be a way to satisfy an unmet need and solve a huge clinical problem for millions of patients, said the studys lead author, Dr. Dominick Angiolillo, an associate professor of medicine and medical director of the UF Cardiovascular Research Program at the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville. Patients who have stents small mesh tubes that help open up the arteries must take aspirin or other bloodthinning medication for at least one year after implantation of the devices. But a problem arises if a patient requires open-heart surgery during that year. The patient must stop taking blood thinners five to seven days before surgery to avoid severe bleeding during surgery. But stopping the medication increases heart attack risk. The need for a short-term bridge between traditional medication and heart surgery came to national attention when former President Bill Clinton had a mild heart attack in 2004 and needed bypass surgery. Clinton had to wait six days for surgery because he had been taking aspirin and clopidogrel, commercially sold as Plavix. Dr. Angiolillo and colleagues conducted a two-year international clinical trial to determine whether an experimental intravenous blood-thinning drug called cangrelor can keep patients in good health during the pre-surgery period in which they stop taking traditional oral medication. The trial was funded by The Medicines Company, which manufactures cangrelor. The researchers determined the appropriate dosage of the drug then administered it to half of the 210 patients in the study. The other half received a placebo that did not contain the drug. Neither patients nor physicians knew to which group a patient was assigned until surgery was needed. The researchers found that cangrelor can effectively thin the blood to keep heart attack risk low without increasing the risk of major bleeding during surgery. Some cases of minor, non-lifethreatening bleeding occurred among patients on cangrelor. Because the blood-thinning effects of cangrelor are not as long lasting as they are for traditional medications such as aspirin and clopidogrel, the risk of heavy bleeding is reduced. This is a very important scientific first step that really helps us understand what to do with people who are awaiting surgical procedures and are on medications that raise their bleeding risk, said Dr. Deepak Bhatt, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who is not affiliated with the current study but has also conducted research on cangrelor. Further studies are needed before cangrelor can be used in widespread clinical practice. HEALTHY LIVINGUF study: New drug could be bridge for cardiac patients awaiting surgery I know you dont have to be a longdistance runner to benefit from exercise but I try anyway. Once again a couple of weeks ago, I joined 1,623 runners, including a score from NCH, in the 26th annual Naples Daily News Half Marathon. Fitness, of course, is the best preventive medicine, and the annual run is a good example of why our county remains the healthiest of the 67 in Florida. We in Collier County, with our moderate year-round climate, are blessed to have so many other opportunities to enjoy the benefits of outdoor exercise. Even small amounts of exercise can boost health, with just 20 minutes a day lowering the risk of coronary heart disease by 14 percent. What might that entail for you? Five laps around the glorious Garden of Hope & Courage at our downtown campus equal one mile. Six laps around the brand new and beautiful Beatrice Branch Briggs Founders Park just south of the downtown Wellness Center equal another pleasant mile walk. A regular jaunt on either of these two courses can change your health for the better. Our North Naples campus has a lovely pond that provides a lovely setting for recreation and rehabilitation for patients in the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Rehabilitation, which is part of the 325-bed campus. For anyone who wonders whether walking really benefits health, here are some facts: Brisk walking increases blood flow by as much as 15 percent, according to research presented at a recent Experimental Biology meeting. What many of our 6,700 Wellness Center members do goes beyond light exercise. At our two centers (on the downtown campus and in the Greentree Shopping Center off Immokalee Road near the North Naples campus), they find 205 classes each week for activities from traditional spinning and aerobics classes to the more exotic Zumba and tai chi as well as cross training, chair yoga, prenatal and Mommy and Me workouts. One reason why fitness is so essential has to do with our nations obesity epidemic, which threatens to result in an alarming number of the current generation of children predeceasing their parents. A staggering 61 percent of Floridians are overweight, obese or morbidly obese. Floridas rate of obesity has increased more than 80 percent in the last 15 years. We need to fight this menace ferociously. The Safe and Healthy Childrens Coalition of Collier County, led by Dr. Todd Vedder, NCH chairman of pediatrics, is leading the charge on the plague of childrens obesity. The first target for Dr. Vedder and a motivated group of pediatricians is zip code 34116 in Golden Gate, where three public elementary schools have obesity rates above 25 percent. The doctors are attacking the problem by working to: 1. Develop a consistent wellness message for parents; 2. Maximize childrens caloric burn during physical activity and free play periods; 3. Increase fitness opportunities and healthy food choices in the community; and 4. Increase the percentage of mothers in the area who are exclusively breast-feeding their children at 2, 4 and 6 months. Results will be closely monitored. Keeping fit benefits everyone, from elementary school kids to long-distance runners and all of us in between. If Collier County is to maintain its status as the leader in the nation in terms of longest life expectancy for a woman and the second longest for a man, we at NCH have a special responsibility to promote wellness, prevent illness and, consequently, lower healthcare costs for all of us. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare Systems.Promoting physical fitness as the best preventive medicine allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org SEE LUPTON, A35 toddLUPTONwww.physiciansregional.com y. The other hal f at did not contain a tients nor p hy si h g roup a patient r ge ry was needed u nd that can gr elor t he blood to ke ep w with o ut in c r e a so r bleedi ng e cases h reatr red c an the e cts as a re an e Further stud i es ar e n eeded befo r e c ang relor can be u se d in wid e sp rea d c l inica l p ractice. This could be a way to satisfy an unmet need and solve a huge clinical problem for millions of patients. Dr. Dominick AngiolilloANGIOLILLO
TO YOUR HEALTH Free screenings at The Vein Center are conducted by a partnership of a cardiologist and vascular surgeon, who can discuss the most modern, medically advanced options to patients with vein diseases. MAKOplasty seminars educate attendees about the newest advancements in robotic-arm-assisted knee and hip surgeries, and the presenting surgeon ends the program with a questionand-answer session. This column is the first in a series that will acquaint readers with the Physicians Regional family of care-providers. Innovation, people, service, quality and growth are the core values of our system. Our talented physicians, nurses, clinicians and other professionals make it possible for us to provide world-class care. I look forward to introducing them in subsequent columns. Thank you for your ongoing encouragement and involvement with our health-care system. Your support inspires us to deliver great care to you and yours. Todd Lupton is the CEO of Physicians Regional Healthcare System. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 A35 FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS:Provided by Lee Memorial Health SystemSHOP & SHARE: Come early to shop at Waterside Shops and a percentage of the days sales will be donated to the American Heart AssociationFriday February 3, 2012 6:00-8:00 p.m. Waterside Shops Center Pavilion Naples, FLRegistration/ Minimum Donation: $15 can be paid in advance by calling Monica Seif at (239) 495-4903Go Red For Women invites men and women from across our community to put on their best RED, as much RED as you can manage, grab a team of friends, and join the Go Red For Women Red Dress Dash. Walk, strut or stride around the center pavilion nish line of Waterside Shops, Naples to uncover the truth that heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Show us your RED and NBC-2 News Anchor, Stacey Deffenbaugh, will lead the crowd in choosing winners who will receive fabulous prizes for Most RED, Most Glamorous and Most Spirited. There will also be:SPONSORED BY: Most RED Most Glamorous Most SpiritedLUPTONFrom page 34 Bereavement group starts next monthAn eight-week bereavement support group, offered by Jewish Family Services, begins Thursday, Feb. 16, at JFS office at 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. The session will meet Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call Margaret Passeri at 325-4444.Early screenings can save your sightJanuary is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and Physicians Regional Healthcare Systems Senior Extra program urges that getting screened for this disease should be a priority. Although traditionally associated with aging, glaucoma can affect people at any age. In particular, people of African, Asian and Latino descent are at a higher risk for developing glaucoma, making eye exams that much more imperative for all ages. While glaucoma is treatable, it is an incurable disease. Called the sneak thief of sight, glaucoma is the No. 1 one cause of preventable blindness. The good news is that early detection can help save your vision. Because the disease has no symptoms, however, screening is important. A variety of factors determine the course of treatment, but medication, surgery or combinations of the two are common forms of treating glaucoma.
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Licensed & Insured.Vertical Blinds Horizontal Blinds Woven Woods Draperieswww.budgetblinds.com FREE Temporary Shades w/Every Order Special Upgrades thru the end of February. a style for every point of viewBlindsBudgetHunter Douglas Shades Plantation Shutters Honeycombs Roller ShadesMake every step count for a worthwhile cause Do yourself some good and help local charitable organizations at the same time by signing up and getting out to some of the following events: Gulf Coast Runners and Humane Society Naples are warming up for the sixth annual Run for the Paws 5K run/ walk to benefit HSN. Starting time is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Naples Municipal Airport. Sign up by Jan. 27 for $25 per person and on the day of the race for $30 per person ($10 for students in high school and younger). Pets must be on a non-retractable leash and up-to-date with vaccinations. Runners/walkers with pets must start at the rear of the pack and cannot interfere with other participants or pets. For more information, call 643-1555 or visit www.hsnaples.org. The Naples Pathways Coalition Bike Brunch on Sunday, Jan. 29, promises a bike ride that can be as fun and relaxing or as challenging as participants want to make it. Everything starts and finishes at Lowdermilk Park. Continental breakfast and registration open at 6:30 a.m. The 100-mile ride sets out at 7 a.m., followed by the 62-mile ride at 8 a.m., the 30-mile trek at 8:30 a.m., the 20-miler at 9 a.m. and the 10-miler at 10 a.m. A 3-mile walk for those who prefer to hoof it also sets out at 10 a.m. An all-you-care-to-eat brunch donated by Moes Southwest Grill will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the beach, where music, volleyball, a hula-hoop contest and a scavenger hunt will also take place. Ride support ends at 3 p.m. Participation is limited to the first 600 registrants. For registration fees and forms and more information, visit www.naplespathways.org. Men and women are urged to don as much red as they can manage and walk, strut or stride around the pavilion at Waterside Shops to raise awareness of heart disease in women and the AHAs Go Red for Women campaign from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Free health screenings will be conducted by staff from Lee Memorial Health System. Waterside Shops will donate a percentage of sales throughout the day to AHA. Awards will be presented for Most Red, Most Glamorous and Most Spirited participants. Registration is $15. To sign up or for more information, call 485-4900. The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida holds its annual poker walk on Sunday, Feb. 26, at North Collier Regional Park. Teams that raise $500 by Jan. 30 will have their names placed on event T-shirts. Registration on walk day begins at 8:30 a.m. and the trek begins at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be provided by Costco, and JetBlue has donated two roundtrip tickets for a raffle ($25 for three tickets). For more information, call 417-3465 or visit www.pasfi. org. The 2012 Southwest Florida Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is set for Saturday morning, March 12, at Coconut Point in Estero. The sanctioned 5K event also includes a non-competitive 5K run/walk and a 1-mile fun run/walk. More than 12,000 supporters attended the 2011 Southwest Florida Race for the Cure, proceeds from which allowed the Southwest Florida affiliate to make grants totaling $1,015,235 to 13 local nonprofit agencies that provide breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For registration and more information, call 498-0016, visit www.komenswfl.org or e-mail email@example.com. The Collier County March for Babies, a 3-mile trek to benefit the March of Dimes, sets out at 6 p.m. April 28, at North Collier Regional Park off Livingston Road. For registration or more information, call 433-3463 or visit www.marchforbabies.org. Free clinic on the basics of sled hockey The Florida Sled Hockey Association hosts a free introductory clinic about the sport from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Fort Myers Skatium. Sled hockey is an accessible version of ice hockey, adapted for people with physical disabilities. Our goal is to get 10-15 new athletes for our program this year, says Ron Robichaud, coach of the Florida Eels sled hockey team. Players and coaches from around the state will be on hand to explain the sport, demonstrate skills and facilitate on-ice lessons and scrimmages. Attendees should wear warm clothing (jeans and sweatshirts). All equipment will be provided. The clinic is sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and the City of Fort Myers Skatium. The skatium is at 2250 Broadway, near downtown and the City of Palms Park. For more information, call Mr. Robichaud at (207) 252-7134 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 A37 Bernhard Langer to defend his 2011 ACE Group Classic titleFormer world No. 1 golfer and twotime Masters champion Bernhard Langer has committed to defend his title at the ACE Group Classic coming to The TwinEagles Club Feb. 13-19. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Champions Tour golf in Naples and a return to The TwinEagles Club for the first time since 2006. Mr. Langers 2011 ACE Group Classic wire-to-wire victory was nothing short of spectacular, as he posted scores of 64-66-66 to finish four shots ahead of Fred Funk and set a tournament record for lowest score (20-under par). The win was Langers 14th on the Champions Tour. Shortly after his win in Naples, Mr. Langer underwent surgery to repair an injury to his left thumb suffered during a biking accident and was out of commission for nearly three months, derailing his quest for four consecutive Player of the Year awards. From 2008-10, he became the only player in history to win both the Jack Nicklaus Trophy (Player of the Year) and the Arnold Palmer Award (Money List Winner) for three straight years. Tickets to the 2012 ACE Group Classic are on sale at www.acegroupclassic. com, by phone at 593-3900 or in the Naples PGA Tour Superstore.Anniversary specialsIn honor of the 25th anniversary of Champions Tour golf in Southwest Florida, The ACE Group Classic offers special discounts leading up to the start of the tournament. Each promotion is only valid for one week; new offers are available every Monday. The first deal, valid through Sunday, Jan. 29, is one free weekly ticket to the ACE Group Classic with purchase of two regular priced weekly tickets a savings of $50. Children 17 and under are admitted free all week with a ticketed adult. The offer is available at www.acegroupclassic.com or in the PGA TOUR Superstore, 2135 Tamiami Trail N. NFL alumni coming back to The QuarryThe 12th annual Earl Morrall/NFL Alumni Celebrity Charity Golf Classic tees off Monday, April 23, at The Quarry. A former player for the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Colts, Earl Morrall will welcome fellow former NFL players to play with each foursome to benefit area childrens charities. On Sunday before the tournament, a celebrity auction and dinner will be at the Naples Hilton.Over the past 11 years, the event has raised more than $1 million. To sign up or for information about sponsorship opportunities, call Ryan Richeal at 209-2656 or e-mail rricheal@ playdeepmarketing.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA38 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 While you can go all-out with a large and expensive saltwater aquarium, starting with a small freshwater setup is just fine. PET TALESTanks a lotFinned friends can help your health BY GINA SPADAFORI Universal UclickIf youre looking for a way to lower your stress, improve your health and get your children off the couch, part of the answer may be fish not eating them, but keeping them. Whether you choose a small tank with a few freshwater fish or a stunning saltwater setup that makes you feel like a deep-sea diver without getting wet, youll be getting some of the proven health benefits of keeping fish. It doesnt have to be difficult to keep fish, said Dr. Roy Yanong, a veterinarian with a lifelong love of fish-keeping that he pursued into a career with the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory at the University of Florida. Depending on the species, you can start with a 10-gallon tank. But you always have to think about the water, he said. Fish make ammonia, which is excreted through their gills. You need the right number of fish, and a biofilter with the right set of bacteria. If you dont have that, the water will turn toxic, and thats when fish die. But just as you dont need to be an ichthyologist a fish expert to keep healthy fish, you dont have to be a chemist either, says Dr. Yanong. All you need to make sure the water is right for your fish is to test it yourself with easy-to-find kits, or have it tested at a specialty aquarium store. Help with fish-keeping is pretty easy to get, he said. You can talk to someone whos keeping fish successfully. You can also find sites online that can help. Dr. Yanong has been working with fish since 1992, which is also when the popularity of keeping aquatic pets started to grow. While the more complicated and expensive saltwater setups have remained the interest of only a tiny percentage of dedicated hobbyists, keeping freshwater fish has risen steadily for the past two decades. Thats a pretty good rise, said Dr. Yanong, who, despite having fish all around him pretty much all his working hours, still keeps a tank of mudskippers nearby. Aquaria is a where a lot of kids first got their interest in nature. I know I did. And while any pet can be an entry into the world of nature, the fascinating thing about fish is that youre not just keeping pets, youre running an ecosystem. At a time when its hard to get kids to put down the video console and get off the couch, experts say looking into a fish tank may be key to getting youngsters up and out the door perhaps to a career in science. And it can all start with a small tank and a couple of guppies. Video bonus: Training expert Mikkel Becker demonstrates the proper way to teach children to safely hold a cat or small dog: vetstreet.com/train/how-topick-up-and-hold-a-cat. To adopt or foster a pet This weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail Admin@ BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit www. BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com.>> Fox is a 2-year-old neutered tabby who resides in the cat condos at Petco on Naples Boulevard for now. He would love to nd a forever home. >>Shania Twain is a 2-year-old spayed dachshund/Chihuahua mix whos great with children and other animals.>>Snow ake Martha is a 1-year-old spayed calico whose beautiful marking match her eyes and her wonderful disposition.>>Zuppie is a 6-month-old neutered collie/ Australian shepherd mix. He loves to run and play with children and with other dogs. Hes learning basic obedience commands and is crate-trained, too.Pets of the Week February 13-19, 2012 | The TwinEagles Club | Naples, FL ACEGroupClassic.com | 239.593.3900 Daily Tickets: $25 in advance | $30 at the gateWeekly Tickets: $50 in advance | $60 at the gateZig Zag Lounge Hospitality Tickets: $100 each dayTICKETS ON SALE NOW!2012 Ultimate Golf Experience Book ONLY $99Includes access to 31 of Southwest Florida's Top Golf Courses and a weekly ticket to The ACE Group Classic THE ULTIMATE GIFT FOR THE ULTIMATE GOLFER Tickets and Golf Books Available at 2135 Tamiami Trail North Naples, Florida 34102 facebook.com/ACEGroupClassic twitter.com/ACEGroupClassicBernhard Langer 2011 Champion
In the beginning was the gerund. And this verb-noun was with that subject, and that noun-verb was this object. Arupas Apocrapha, 23:68 I wasnt lookin but somehow you found me.... The spy who loved me is keepin my secrets safe tonight.... Theres some kind of magic inside you that keeps me from runnin.... Howd you learn to do the things you do? Oh, and nobody does it better... Marvin Hamlisch/Carole Bayer Sager, Nobody Does It Better If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear...as it is: infinite. William Blake, Marriage of Heaven and Hell He who is not a bird should not camp above abysses. Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra Only in the dance do I know how to tell the parable of the highest things. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Tomb Song Seymour once said to me-in a crosstown bus, of all places-that all legitimate religious study must lead to unlearning the differences, the illusory differences, between boys and girls, animals and stones, day and night, heat and cold. J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey Today I will be a Bulgarian Minister of Education. Tomorrow I will be Helen of Troy. Bokonon quoted in Kurt Vonneguts Cats Cradle Who was minding the store? I was merely twilight pre-tending and preformal operations: Some things never change. So when I look into the mirror, I usually spy the whole story, one caricature after another, a display like a skein of fireworks or a gaggle of kaleidoscopes. There is the king and queen. There are the wrathful ones with masks awry and the flying beasts and all the attendants. And all the many deities breathing, living, their bodies like watery morphing universes. Some are using their accouterment in mundane tasks, quite happily cooking and planting and sewing. Others see only the sacred uses. But it was all fine and good, this one knowing what is presently in store, opening out beyond all the ten points of the compass rose. And you know I, too, set great store in goings and comings, in changelings. Like changing umbrellas into walking sticks, both the kind that hold whiskey in an empty handle and the kinds that crawl, the living phasmids. These are many kinds of goings: Going into storage, going for broke, going for gusto, going beyond the rhyme and rhythm. But in the language of the birds there is but one infinitely kind of coming. This twilight language that does not easily resist embrace. In this our coming of sage that mirror gazing is different. Not merely one looking at many. Is that blurring? Perhaps a friend behind, looking two too? And who could say anything about edges or distinctions or boundaries? Not me. Not mine to say. And when the monologue that is dialogue moves out and on like a wide and thin river of grass, unendingly subvocalized, position in space-time is razed, purged and cleansed, back lit, insistently nonglossy. Seamless, seems less polysemy than longing felt and herd. A group of geese is a gaggle, but only when they are on the ground. Coming in the air the group is a skein. This positing of that question without answer is irrelevant to the one queried. The relevance is only for the one who asks. Who could ask for anything more? NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 NEWS A39 MUSINGSSub rosa c l u d a h Rx email@example.com Terminate your Honda lease at Scanlon Acura & well give you $200! No obligation to buy or lease another vehicle! TSX $249/ mo pmt, TL $289/ mo pmt, RDX $399/ mo pmt and MDX $469/ mo pmt for 36 mos. With $2,999 down plus lease surcharge, tax, title and DDF ($499) due at delivery. 10,000 miles per year with approved credit (660 plus beacon) through AFS. TSX model #CU2F4CJW, $30,695. TL model #UA8F2CJW, MSRP $36,490. RDX model #TB2H2CJNW, MSRP $33,780. MDX model #YD2H2CJNW, MSRP $43,815. Offer expires: 01/31/2012. 1-800-226-6800 1-239-433-1661 www.ScanlonAcura.comWhere You Get A Deal Youll Feel Good About! MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-8PM SATURDAY 9AM-5PMSALE HOURS: 2012 Acura TL $289 Per Month Lease For 2012 Acura MDX $469 Per Month Lease For 2012 Acura RDX $339 Per Month Lease For Go to ScanlonAcura.com, view our inventory & print coupon. 2012 Acura TSX $249 Per Month Lease For
Ripple effectThe cost of fuel could drive up everything elseGas prices Low High Dif ference Bonita Springs $3.51 $3.59 8 cents Fort Myers $3.41 $3.59 18 cents Naples $3.45 $3.69 24 cents Port Charlotte $3.42 $3.60 18 cents Punta Gorda $3.43 $3.53 10 cents*Prices as of Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe lowest gas price at this Fort Myers station was $3.51. BY NANCI THEORETntheoret@ oridaweekly.comGAS PRICES ARE ON THE RISE AGAIN yet local drivers seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude before dramatically altering their driving patterns. Per gallon prices have increased 25 cents since the beginning of the year, and some experts are predicting gas to surpass the $4 mark by Memorial Day a price not seen since July 2008, when prices reached an all-time high of $4.10 in Naples and $4.03 in Fort Myers. Per-gallon prices for regular gas in Southwest Florida, as of Sunday, ranged from a low of $3.41 at Sams Club in Fort Myers to a high of $3.69 at the BP station at Davis Boulevard and SR 951 in Naples, according to GasBuddy.com, a Tampabased company that tracks from-the-pump prices reported by spotters throughout SEE GAS, B7 SEE TOURISM, B4 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JAN. 26-FEB. 1, 2012 CBIA awardsBuilding industry association holds Annual banquet, and more good Business events. B8-11 INSIDE Home sweet homeSee what $325,000 can buy in four SWFL markets. B13 On the moveSee whos going where and doing what on the local business scene. B4 Collier County tourism promoters have launched a new travel advertising campaign in the New York and Chicago areas to welcome the start of the winter season. Staff and marketing partners from the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau reported on the new northern marketing efforts at the Jan. 23 Collier County Tourist Development Council meeting. Branded with the tagline Thats why they call it Paradise, the highlight of the Chicago campaign is the strategic placement of digital billboards throughout the Chicago area. The boards feature a thermometer display providing the real-time temperature of the Paradise Coast. In New York, commuters are being treated to billboard images of the areas white sand beaches as a contrast to their current winter conditions. The New York and Chicago areas are important markets for us, and in todays marketplace, many people make travel decisions on the spur of the moment based upon a marketing message that resonates with them at that particular time, says Jack Wert, executive director of the CVB. We want to remind them that when they are looking to escape the harsh Northeast and Midwest winters, they can hop a short flight and be in paradise.Ads remind northerners whats great about Paradise COURTESY PHOTOChicago area drivers see digital billboards reflecting real-time temperatures here in the Paradise Coast. BY JONELL MODYSSpecial to Florida Weekly
We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 After the 2008 financial meltdown, any conversation about debt mostly centered on U.S. subprime mortgage debt. By 2010, the focus had shifted from the subprime to the sovereign debts of Greece and other EU countries, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain. By summer of 2011, the U.S. debt ceiling made the headlines but was soon eclipsed by the critical problems of possible sovereign debt defaults and potential trans-Atlantic contagion. The headlines have gravitated toward the debt busts and toward near lastminute sovereign defaults. But now the news and economic reports are starting to peel back the onionskin and it is getting increasingly noxious, just as much as that kitchen task can be. In understanding any debt problem, it is important to know the level of debt, the maturity structure of the debt, the interest rate on the debt and the cash flow of the borrower to repay the debt. In understanding any particular countrys debt problem, all categories of debt, not just sovereign, must be considered. These debt categories include households, non-financial corporations and financial institution debt. The reason being that the collective burden of all these forms of debt must be shouldered by the countrys GDP (or externally financed.) So, generally speaking, to get a picture of a countrys debt, a good starting point is the consolidated indebtedness of any country relative to its GDP. Most readers have been duly trained by the press and cable news to believe that Greece is the very worst of debt offenders and so it would be reasonable to think that surely Greece wins the prize for the worst consolidated debt levels. But McKinsey & Company has just released a jaw-dropping report that quantifies the global debt problem and has several countries take the center stage away from Greece. (Debt and deleveraging; uneven progress on the path to growth, January 2012; www. Mckinsey.com) You might be very surprised (as I was) to know that, per their analysis, the number one debtchallenged country is Japan (512 percent of GDP), to be followed by the UK (507 percent of GDP). In succession come, Spain, Italy ,France and South Korea; all come before the United States relatively low, consolidated debt burden at 279 percent of GDP. It seems as if the U.S. is smelling like a rose in a garden of stink weeds granted the calculations exclude present value of future liabilities (e.g. social security, Medicare, etc.) and excludes off balance sheet liabilities (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac). Countries that look good include: Brazil (148 percent), India (122 percent) and China (184 percent). But what to do with the enormity of the debt of Japan, UK and Ireland? Japan has government debt at 226 percent of GDP, though lesser if investments offset to create a net debt number. Still, the Japanese are financing and rolling a huge amount of government debt. How did this ever come to be? Most know the story of Japans meteoric growth in the 1980s and concomitant rise in real estate and equity valuations, financed partially by a large increase in corporate and household debt. But what might not be known is that though Japan peaked by 1990 and clearly entered a deflation of the past 21 years (with no recovery in sight), its debt burden as a percentage of GDP continued to grow from 387 percent to the recent level of 512 percent. Who buys their debt? Some 90 percent is bought by Japanese institutions: $5 trillion is owned by its banks; its pensions and insurers own $4.5 trillion. With incredibly negative demographics, it is a mystery how the country will ever repay the debt. (Does Japan have the makings as a major shorting opportunity for hedge funds someday?) Next on the debt burden list is the UK and, specifically, the disproportionate amount of debt issued by its financial institutions. Per the McKinsey report, the UK banks have a very large exposure to the PIIGS: they own $65 billion sovereign and $294 billion private sector PIIGS debt. Bottom line, their financial institutions are seemingly fully leveraged and their financial institutions have large PIIGS exposure. This is not true for Japan and may be the reason why Japan is back burner. Lastly, what are the Irish to do? How can they ever repay consolidated debts at 663 percent of GDP? And how did that ever happen? Besides the McKinsey report, there is another good read about the global debt. As charts do tell a lot of the story, the IMF in its Fiscal Monitor (September 2011) has a great chart on page 12 of the report showing who holds what percent of each countrys government debt. Given that I am admittedly predisposed to being negative about the U.S. plight, I want to admit that I stand selfcorrected and concede that the U.S., though in a terrible economic mess, might not be in as bad a situation as some others and the others might ultimately make Greece look like a cake walk. Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. For midweek commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsystems.com. MONEY & INVESTINGBad news for Japan, the UK and Ireland s a d n t p jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com
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Essentials on Non Traded REITsPresented by: Mr. Bryant Carpenter, Internal Wholesaler, CNL Securities Corp Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Time: Lunch will be provided: Noon 2:30 p.m. or Dinner will be provided: 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Location: Roys Restaurant-Bonita Springs At The Promenade Shops off U.S. 41 26831 South Bay Drive, Suite 100 Bonita Springs, Florida 34134 RSVP: Call 859.351.5520 anytime, days, evenings or weekends to register. This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation for attending. Our Advisors. Your Dreams. MORE WITHIN REACHInvesting involves risks including the risk of loss of principal. An investment in a REIT is subject to many of the same risks as a direct investment in real estate. REIT products are long-term, illiquid investments and are only suited for clients with long-term investment goals of at least 7-10 years. There can be no assurance that a secondary market for the REITs will exist. and SIPC. Some products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients. 2012 Ameriprise Financial, Inc., All rights reserved.Geraldine GordonChFC,Financial Advisor, Chartered Financial Consultant230 Lexington Green Circle, Suite 115 Lexington, KY 40503 859.351.5520129770B Hosted by: www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 Awards & Recognition Harmon-Meek Gallery has earned the Service to the Arts Award from the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. The award signifies the gallerys noteworthy involvement in and advocacy of of the arts. Bill Meek will accept the award at the museums Night of Distinction in April at the Loretto Museum in Loretto, Penn. Banking Jennifer Erickson has joined Shamrock Bank of Florida as senior vice president and CFO. A Southwest Florida resident since 1991, she most recently worked for First Community Bank of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. Ms. Erickson earned a masters degree in accounting from the University of Florida. Tina Blake and Cathi Johnson have joined IberiaBank both working at the local headquarters on Goodlette-Frank Road. Ms. Blake is a vice president/private banker. Originally from Cornwall, England, she moved to Southwest Florida in 1990 and has 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. She holds the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation from the College for Financial Planning. Ms. Johnson joins the bank as vice president/branch manager/private banker. Originally from LaGrange, Ill., she started her banking career with Barnett Bank on Fifth Avenue nearly 25 years ago. She also has earned the AWMA designation from the College for Financial Planning. She serves as vice president/treasurer on the board of trustees for Youth Haven. Board Appointments Rainer Filthaut, Fifth Avenue South property owner and owner/broker of International Realty Corp., has been elected to a three-year term on the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. Stefania Martin of Bellini on Fifth has been reelected for a second three-year term. Board members continuing to serve for 2012 are: Lou Vlasho as president, Skip Quillen, Beth Ressler, Rod Castan and Phil McCabe. Chamber of Commerce Erin Morton has been named vice president of the Leadership Collier Foundation and as such will manage programs including Youth Leadership Collier, Growing Associates in Naples, Leadership Collier and the Campaign for Leadership. She will also administer the foundations alumni association and act as the primary program contact for the foundations board of directors. Originally from Wisconsin, Ms. Morton relocated to Naples six years ago and most recently served as a business relationship manager with the Economic Development Council of Collier County. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA from Capella University in Minneapolis. Jaimee Romines has joined the staff at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce as visitor center coordinator. A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a major in public relations and minor in global studies, Ms. Romines worked for eight years in the customer service department at Publix before joining the chamber. She also has event planning experience as a wedding coordinator for Platinum Florida Wedding Company. In her new capacity, she supervises the volunteers who staff the visitor center, manages the database and assists with projects for the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council. Health Care Karen Gotkiewicz has joined the staff at Florida Eye Health as senior clinical director. A certified ophthalmic technician, she has worked in the eye care business in West Virginia and Virginia since 1981, most recently at Vistar Eye Center in Roanoke, Va., and before that as clinical director for a 16-physician practice with seven locations in Salem, Va. Murinda Lowthorp has been named director of community relations for Juniper Village at Naples. She has worked in the long-term care industry for more than 10 years in Illinois and in Naples. She has a background in skilled care and assisted living with Alzheimers residents in the areas of activity planning, financial relations and community relations. She is responsible for promoting the mission of Juniper Village at Naples and serves as a liaison to hospitals, physicians and other medical professionals and also facilitates the admission process to assure smooth transitions for new residents. Hospitality Tom Blair Wallace III, Rob Anderson and Carmen Mauceri form the new leadership team at The Club at Mediterra. Mr. Blair, CEO and general member, previously served as general manager for nine years at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Penn. Mr. Anderson is the clubs new director of golf, a position he held for four years at Belfair Plantation in Bluffton, S.C. Mr. Mauceri, director of clubhouse operations, previously worked in that capacity at Chagrin Valley Country Club near Cleveland, Ohio. Insurance Ruth Villanueva has been promoted to customer concierge, a new position at Ted Todd Insurance Agency. Ms. Villanueva is originally from Lima, Peru, and has been with the agency for four years, most recently as an agency manager. Interior Design Lynn Royal and Jane Sberna have joined Norris Home Furnishings as sales/design consultants in Naples. Ms. Royal is an Interior Design Society associate with 18 years experience in furniture sales and interior design. She is a past president of the Interior Design Society of Naples and is certified by the Council for Qualification of Residential Interior Designers (CQRID). Ms. Sberna has worked for a commercial design firm on projects in South Africa and Italy. Professional Development Gabrielle OBoyle, vice president of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and earned the designation of IOM. Since 1921, the program has educated tens of thousands of association, chamber and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Retail Melissa Wolf has joined Coastland Center mall as marketing manager. She previously worked with the American Cancer Society, where she helped plan and execute the Relay For Life of Naples, among other special events. ON THE MOVE Erickson Blake Wallace III Anderson Johnson Villanueva Mauceri Royal Sberna Morton Mr. Wert released calendar year visitation numbers for Collier showing a 7.7 percent increase for 2011 over 2010. The CVBs research partner, Research Data Services, calculates that 1,489,900 people stayed in Collier County hotels or short-term vacation lodging in 2011. Direct visitor expenditures for 2011 were $865 million-plus, an increase of 10.6 percent, and the annual total economic impact from tourism was $1.289 billion, also an increase of 10.6 percent. The year ended on a high note, with a year-over-year 15.3 percent increase in visitors and a 19.7 percent increase in direct spending for the month of December. JoNell Modys is the public relations and communications manager for the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is funded entirely by the Collier County tourist development tax. For more information, visit www.paradisecoast.com.TOURISMFrom page 1
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The next members-only Accelerated Networking lunch sponsored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Osetra Champagne & Caviar Bar. Cost is $15, and reservations are required. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. Wake up Naples with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Hilton Naples. CRS Technology Consultants is the sponsor. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. Bonita-Estero Market Pulse, a program of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, takes place from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Florida Gulf Coast University. For more information, call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. The Collier County Bar Association holds its next monthly membership luncheon at noon Friday, Feb. 10, at Carrabbas, 4320 Tamiami Trial N. Guest speaker will be Jeff Ahren of the Collier County Legal Aid Society. Sign up at www. colliercountybar.org. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds a welcome reception and orientation for new members from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the chamber, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive. Call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. The PC Business Users Group will hear from a Collier County librarian about Overdrive e-Books from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Naples Regional Library. For more information, visit www.pcbug.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Bryan, Bradley & Williams, 3003 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 210. 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. Partner 4 Performance, a networking group for small business owners, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday and from 8:30-10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Patrics in Mission West Plaza. Cost is $10, plus $12 for the lunch meeting. For more information, call 948-0050 or visit www. partner4performance.com.
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The organization also reported Floridas average at $3.48 per gallon. Gas prices averaged about $3.25 locally on Dec. 31, but have steadily ticked up to $3.50 in just three weeks. Southwest Florida drivers havent paid this much for gas since September 2011, the last time prices hit $3.50. Todays prices are still 50 cents less per gallon than they were in 2008, when drivers plunked down $65.60 to fill the average cars 16-gallon tank. Some experts are predicting gas to hit $4.20 nationally by Memorial Day an outcome that could stall economic recovery, according to Gary Jackson, direct of the Regional Economic Research Institute and an assistant professor of economics at the Lutgert C ollege of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. Higher oil prices tend to create an inflationary pulse through the economy, he says. Key to the effect locally and nationally is the cause, says Dr. Jackson. A number of factors can influence prices paid at the pump from a hike in crude oil to increased demand from emerging nations like China and India. A rise in oil prices has the potential to slow down recovery, he says. A couple of what I would call unexpected events could derail our recovery. Those two wildcards include sovereign debt issues facing Greece and Italy and the threat by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for 17 million barrels of crude oil a day. Tensions in the Middle East impacting gas prices is nothing new. Prices rose last year following unrest in Libya, peaking locally at $3.98 per gallon in Naples and $3.92 in the Fort Myers area in early May. Even economic recovery can up prices. If the Federal Reserves forecast for next year is correct and there is the growth its predicting, it creates more demand for oil and gasoline, Jackson says. Despite the quarter-on-the-gallon increase this year, Meals on Wheels programs in Naples and Port Charlotte have not lost any of their drivers, volunteers who are not reimbursed for mileage. More than 200 volunteers with the Naples organization, operated by St. Vincent de Paul, log 34,200 miles a year delivering warm meals to shut-ins five days a week. Most donate one day a week, using their own vehicles and filling their own tanks with no compensation, says Paul Brigham, executive director. We have a really special group of volunteers, he says. Their commitment is very, very strong. That commitment never falters, even when gas prices start rising or when they topped $4 as they did nearly four years ago. So far none of the volunteers have offered gas prices as a reason for quitting, says Andy Wallach, who organizes St. Vincents Meals on Wheels routes on Marco Island. He typically fills in for one or two regular drivers each week. Im always conscious of the price of gas and keep my eye out for the least expensive, says Mr. Wallach. I would never not do it if the price got really high but I certainly would notice it. Not many things effect the pocket like the price of gas, adds Mr. Brigham. Weve had no fallout. Our volunteers are still volunteering. Gas prices can, however, affect the charitys pick-up routes. St. Vincent de Paul uses its own trucks to collect furniture, appliance and food donations. Well tighten up our routing and doublebacks, he says. A few summers ago, when gas prices spiked, people started donating money to pay for our gas. It was nice. Meals on Wheels of Charlotte County operates 13 delivery routes daily and one of their volunteers drive another 20 from his home to the meal distribution site, says Mary Howard, executive director. For him, its probably a good 70 miles, including the route. Daily, volunteers rack up 410 miles delivering about 220 meals. Routes average about 32 miles, says Ms. Howard. We havent lot a single volunteer because of gas prices. Theyre so loyal, she says. A couple have mentioned theyre tightening their belts. Prolonged spikes will ultimately force businesses to re-evaluate their practices and the fuel economy of their fleet, says Dr. Jackson. In recent years, some industries have passed along the added costs as surcharges for everything from pizza and package delivery to checked baggage fees. We talk about this in class, says Dr. Jackson. High gasoline prices might nudge people to more fuel-efficient automobiles and trucks and hybrids. From the standpoint of an economist looking at this, in the short run there is not a lot you can do. In the long run, businesses will look to substitute capital; its going to more expensive but provides a cushion against higher prices. Federal Express made the move to hybrid and all-electric vehicles a few years ago and has improved its fleets overall fuel efficiency by 15 percent well on its way to a 2020 goal to improve efficiency by 20 percent. Our all-electric and hybrid-electric fleet has logged over 9.5 million miles 20 times to the moon and back saving approximately 276,000 gallons of fuel and reducing our CO2 emissions by nearly 2,800 metric tons, Deborah Willig, who heads the companys environment media relations, wrote in an e-mail. Ironically, rising oil prices can also create jobs, enticing businesses to hire employees specifically to keep costs from rising, says Dr. Jackson. The price of oil really does impact everything. GASFrom page 36 ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe lowest gas price at this station in Fort Myers was $3.48. High gasoline prices might nudge people to more fuelefficient automobiles and trucks and hybrids. From the standpoint of an economist looking at this, in the short run there is not a lot you can do. In the long run, businesses will look to substitute capital; its going to more expensive but provides a cushion against higher prices. Gary Jackson, director of the Regional Economic Research Institute and an assistant professor of economics at the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University
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*All interior selections are offered through and must be made through The WCI Design Center. Certain selections may not be sta ndard with the price of the home selected. Offer good on homes that contract by February 28, 2012. Contact the Sales Director at Manchester Square for details. Offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. All references to clubs and membership opportunities and other amenities are subject to fees, dues and availability. Some photographs may be of locations or activities not in the community. Void where prohibited. WCI Communities, Inc. All rights reserved. CBC058372An Ideal Naples Address A Price That Makes Sense Its That Simple13659 Manchester Lane I Naples, FL 34109 239.598.2370ManchesterSquareWCI.comWhether youre grilling with friends or letting the kids romp on the playground, the Clubhouse at Manchester Square complements the way you live. Stay in shape at the state-ofthe-art tness center. When you return home, take a relaxing swim in the pool or hit the court for a pick-up basketball game. With an unbeatable North Naples location close to dining, shopping and beaches, plus seven fabulous single-family home designs offering from 1,557 to 3,395 sq. ft. of air-conditioned living area, Manchester Square offers the latest in Naples lifestyle livingyour lifestyle. 95 9 1 I mm o k a l e e Rd d d d d . G oodlette-Frank Rd A irport Pulling R d. Livi n g ston R d N aple s N N V a n de rbilt B ea ch R d Pine Ri d ge R d. M a nc he s t er r r Sq ua q q re Whippoo rw ill L a ne Osc e ola Tr a i l Ex i t 1 07 E E xi t 11 1 Ti b u rn Va derbi a n ilt Beac ch SunN-Fu n Lagoon Wate rs side Shops at Pel elican Bay p Me r ca t o Amenities that enhance your life. Homes from $219,990 The Experience Is Everything. UP TO $10,000 to use as you choose on CLOSING COSTS OR DESIGNER OPTIONS* ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL OFFER
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BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Everybody loves a Ol from the $180s Alden Woods from the $210s Moorgate Point from the low $300s Players Cove from the low $300s Courtyards at Cordoba from the $360s Classics Estates from over $1Million From the $180s to over $2 millionVisit our Sales Center today. 8020 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, Florida 34113 (239) 793-2100 Lely Resort Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate Brokerwww.lely-resort.com Join us on Facebook Lely delivers year after year, with an unbeatable lifestyle, award-winning community and a wide range of residences from which to choose. over 170homes sold in 2011! Developerof the year Community of the year4 years in a row! Clubhouseof the yearOur newest neighborhood offers expanded features and exquisite details designed for the discerning buyer.featuring 3 championship golf courses, 7 tennis courts, 3 resort-style pools, a luxurious spa and fitness center, 4 clubhouses, a village center and 7 distinctive neighborhoods... Topaz Series from the $390s Ruby Series from the $530s Emerald Series from the $640s Onyx Series from the $460s Sapphire Series from the $540swinner! Covington Place from the $640s 5Product Design Awardsfrom the Collier Building Industry Association
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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 $1,200,000Text T327179 to 85377 KEY WEST LIFESTYLE IN OLDE NAPLES 1355 4TH STREET S.JUST REDUCED $105K! Just 4 blocks from the beach! Stunning 4BR/3.5BA/2 Car residence with wrap around verandah. O ered at $1,145,000Text T327035 to 85377 EMERALD LAKES 7156 MILL POND CIRCLEIncredibly priced 3BR/2BA residence with southern exposure & room for pool. O ered at $234,900Text T327122 to 85377 MERIDIAN CLUB IN PARK SHORE 4901 GULF SHORE BLVD. #1203Tastefully updated beachfront 2+Den/3BA with fabulous views of the Gulf, Bay & City with impact windows. O ered at $1,149,000Text T327038 to 85377 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. THE SHORES IN BERKSHIRE LAKES 7807 BERKSHIRE PINES DRIVEEnjoy sparkling lake views & bass shing from this lovely 3Br/2BA/2CAR attached villa with low fees in a gated community. O ered at $225,000T327158 to 85377 Picture Perfec View... Try my new SMS text codes to view a detailed mobile website of these listings WATERFRONT IN THE MOORINGS | 210 SPRINGLINE DRIVEJUST REDUCED $275K! Minutes 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 $2,150,000 Text T326801 to 85377 PENDING
OFFERED BY WB REALTY, A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER. PRICES, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. BROKER PARTICIPATION ENCOURAGED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES TO BE FURNISHED BY THE DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. SOME OF THE HOMES AND LOTS AVAILABLE ON THIS ADVERTISEMENT ARE IN COMMUNITIES WHICH HAVE HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS. FOR THOSE THAT ARE, OBTAIN THE DISCLOSURE SUMMARY REQUIRED BY SECTION 720.401, FLORIDA STATUTES, BEFORE SIGNING A CONTRACT. Areas #1 Sales Team Expanding Now Delivering Southwest Floridas Finest Homes with the best Southwest Florida properties: WB Realty. Whether you are in the market for a new home or selling your current property, we are here to help youwithin the West Bay Beach & Golf Club community or the surrounding area. e same team of real estate experts who made West Bay a success is ready once again to work for you. ere really is something new under the sun.Call today 239-948-9009 WB Realty has an extensive list of buyers looking for homes! ACCEPTING NEW LISTINGS 650 South Golf Drive, Naples$ 995,0004761 West Bay Blvd. #1103$ 564,9004761 West Bay Blvd. #1703$ 585,000 4761 West Bay Blvd. #PH2001$ 1,500,000 5060 Indigo Bay Blvd. #101$ 365,0004751 West Bay Blvd. #1806$ 895,000 SOLD Illustrated Properties 239.287.6732 239.370.8687 Great Opportunity to own a NEVER LIVED in decorator ready 3,BR, 2.5 BA water view Oakmont. Owners purchased as second home and never occupied the property. Great location short walk to Town amenities center. $315,000 Club Homes Villa 2 BR, 2BA and 1-Car plan along with serene golf course and lake views from the screened lanai. Prefect for a full time residence or an occasional vacation home. $147,000 MAKE OFFER Verona Walk Heritage Greens MUST SEE! Luxury, Elegance, and Value in one stunning package! Pristine 4BR,3.5BA Carlyle with Southern exposure, features plenty of windows to let in the natural light! Cherry, bright neutral interior, upgraded throughout, screened lanai with lake views and heated pool. Don't miss this one! $479,000 Comfortable Elegance 4 BR,3.5BA From the engaging front porch you will love this gracious and private pool with lake views! A MUST SEE! Furniture package avl. $462,000 Model perfect 4BR,3.5 BA Carlyle is just stunning! Interior boast all the desirable features today's buyers is looking for, granite, stainless, tile in living areas, plantation shutters,newer A/C ,extensive trim work, large screen lanai with lake views, full hurricane protection and more! Price to sell $450,000 GREAT BUY LAKE VIEW 2,BR, 2BA 2-Car garage. Lovely Carpi Villa features spacious EXTENDED open shutters along back of home, and lake view with nice yard. GREAT BUY! $230,900 Special Oakmont 3BR,2.5BA plus den for kitchen, newer appliances, new A/C and hot water heater, pool with stamped concrete deck, $399,000 Family Living With Style and Value in One Package! Spacious Windsor 4BR,3BA, plus den and 2-Car Garage. Peaceful lake views creates prefect place to entertain and enjoy the Florida lifestyle! $480,000 The Manor only 18 of these beauties were built in Village Walk. 4 plus den, 3 1/2 baths, 3 car, with pool. $549,000 OPEN SUNDAY OPEN SUNDAY OPEN SUNDAY
Sales Center 10-6pm I 13100 Plantation Roadwww.bellacasaluxury.com Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer for correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by section 718.503, orida statues, to be furnished by a developer to buy or lessee.LUXURY DECORATED MODELS OPEN DAILY off Daniels Pkwy & Plantation Road (239) 288-5117 LOW$80sfrombrand new units The Best Location in Fort Myers Can NOW be yours TODAY! Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239firstname.lastname@example.org Ascot at Lely Resort $290,000 CURRENT HOT DEALSpacious 3/2, upper oor condo. Includes Membership to Classics CC $45,000 value. Motivated seller. Lake view, 2007 built 3 BR/2 BA home. Major upgrades.6163 Dogleg Court $399,000 BEAUTIFUL HOME 3 BR/ 3 BA + den on large corner lot. Extended lanai, large eat-in kitchen.8836 Lely Island Circle $490,000 LARGER HOME 2000 INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATE AMERIVEST Realty Pelican Isle II #302: 2677SF, LaPlaya Memb. Avail. & Marina Bay Slip Available. $749,000Pelican Isle II #702: New A/C units & water heater, W. views of the Gulf of Mexico. $899,000 Pelican Isle II #402: Granite kit, wood/tile rs, Gulf of Mexico views, 3/3 2677SF. $839,000 Pelican Isle III #602: Waterfront! Marble oors, new decor, 2 lanais, 2677SF. $799,000 Pelican Isle II #404: Waterfront, amazing views, furnished, 4/3.5Ba., end unit. $1,099,000 Pelican Isle II #303: Walk into breathtaking views, wood rs, granite kit. $829,000 Pelican Isle III #605: 3096SF, lanais off living & Master suite, amazing views. $1,499,000. Boat Slips Available: Boaters dream 1200 yards from your slip to the Gulf of Mexico. www.GulfnGolfNaples.com www.WigginsPass.com www.Fosterteam.Listingbook.com www.youtube.com/fosterteamnaples email@example.com GENE FOSTER 239.253.8002 BRIDGETTE FOSTER 239.253.8001 'Download AT&T code or = scanner on your 'Smart phone' and read our QR code' Residences of Pelican Isle PENDINGOpen House Sunday, January 29th 1-4pm 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. PLEASE CONTACT LISA TASHJIAN TODAY TO VIEW THESE AND OTHER NAPLES HOMES (239) 259-7024 Lisa_Tashjian@comcast.net 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #501 VANDERBILT BEACH Spectacular water views of Vanderbilt Bay & the Gulf from this elegant 3 BR/3.5BA corner unit with Den. Gulf Access, steps to Beach. Ask about Boat Dock/Cabana! $1,495,000 OPEN HOUSE, SUN 1-46001 Pelican Bay Boulevard #1406 PELICAN BAYGulf & Golf views from 14th oor. Beautifully renovated, spacious 3BR/3BA, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops 2 balconies, 2 garage spaces. $669,000 Steps to the Beach...
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Life in Perfect Harmony FiddlersCreek.com Residences from the $300s to $2 million.Can perfect moments last forever? They can at Fiddlers Creek. From a round of golf at sunrise to a magical sunset cruise, every hour of the day is captivating. Join The Tarpon Club and enjoy boating and fishing on the Gulf of Mexico, gourmet dining and access to sugar-sand beaches. Relax by a waterfall at our magnificent 54,000 square foot Club & Spa. Join The Golf Club, ranked in Golfweeks Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses for the 7th consecutive year and under the watchful eye of a Snowy Egret. All this with twothirds of our nearly 4,000 acres dedicated primarily to lakes, parks, golf courses, recreational areas and nature preserves. If Fiddlers Creek in Naples, FL sounds perfect to you, visit us today or call (239)732-9300. Fiddlers Creek Sales Center Mon. to Sat. 9am to 6pm Sun. 10am to 5pm (239)732-93008152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway, Naples, Florida 34114 Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island Where magic hour lasts a lifetime. 11 Fiddlers Creek Community, LLC. Fiddlers Creek Realty, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker. This is a general description o f the membership opportunities and amenities at Fiddlers Creek and should not be relied upon for the purpose of deciding to acquire a residential unit or hom esite. Please review the complete Membership Documents, including without limitation, the Membership Plans and the Rules and Regulations for these clubs which are provided, or made available upon request. All features, amenities, prices, deposits, fees and availability are subject to change without notice. Ownership of property within Fiddlers Creek does not entitle an Owner to any right, title, interest, or otherwise to use all planned clu b facilities, but rather an opportunity to join, subject to club approval, payment of dues, deposits, fees, and applicable regulations. Wet slips within th e Tarpon Club Marina are available for rental to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Fiddlers Creek Sales Center for specif ic information regarding any proposed facility. PRE-CONSTRUCTION FROM THE $300s
Visit your new house today!www.OpenHouseSWFL.comThe rst stop to nding your new house!OpenHouse Southwest Florida lists the open houses for any given day in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Customize your search by choosing location, living area, price range and more, quickly and easily.We make nding your new home easy!The Of cial Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero REALTORS Website Resident since 1969.Doreen Vachon 239-643-0636Home Grown Girl!Large villa, Park Shore location. Seagate school zone. High ceilings, attached garage. 3+Den/3 Bath. $309,900. 1917 Empress Ct. New tiled oors, solar heated pool, large enough to swim laps. 3+Den. $335,900. Heritage Greens, 1837 Avian Court, Naples. Southern lake views. Arrow Head Golf Course, no memberships required. $299,000 Turnkey. KAZ works for you.. Kimberly Zuponcic 239-290-3986 St. Andrews, 221 Cypress Way E #203, N. Naples. 2/2/ Condo. Overlooks LaPlaya Golf Course. 4 miles to the beach. $83,900. PENDING Housing inventory for 2011 ends at five-year low SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYReal estate activity in the Naples area for 2011 led to a five-year low of inventory, according to the latest numbers from the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). NABOR statistics show an increase in overall sales with inventory diminishing in Collier County, a sign that market conditions are motivating buyers. Homebuyers have fewer choices today in 2012 than they had in 2011, says Kathy Zorn, broker/owner of Florida Home Realty. Sales have continued to increase, which has resulted in a decline in inventory overall and increased prices in some market categories." The winter sales season began with 1,564 fewer homes on the market than were available at the same time in 2010, adds Brenda Fioretti, managing broker of Prudential Florida Realty. The loss of listings includes 1,000 properties in the $300,000 and under price bracket, she says. In addition, the NABOR report shows, overall pending sales and closed sales increased year over year, with pending sales up 8 percent and closed sales up by 5 percent. Every market category showed increases in both pending and closed sales, with the largest increase in the $1 million and above categories. Closed sales in the $2 million and above luxury market increased 12 percent, with 223 sales in 2011 compared to 199 sales in 2010, says Bill Poteet, 2012 NABOR president and president of Poteet Properties. The traditional market has become a large percentage of our total market share (66 percent) as the number of short sale and foreclosure sales diminishes, he adds. The 2011 report provides annual comparisons of single-family home and condo sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation. It also includes an overall market summary combining the statistics for both singlefamily and condominium properties. Highlights include: Single-family pending sales increased 5 percent with 5,162 contracts in 2011 compared to 4,896 contracts in 2010. Condo pending sales increased 11 percent with 4,908 contracts in 2010 compared to 4,422 contracts in 2010. The overall median closed price in the $300,000-plus range increased 2 percent to $550,000 in 2011 from $540,000 in 2010. Overall closed sales in the $1 million to $2 million category increased 38 percent with 76 sales in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to 55 sales in the fourth quarter of 2010. Single-family home sales in the $500,000 to $1 million range increased 13 percent with 90 sales in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to 80 sales in the fourth quarter of 2010. Condo sales declined 2 percent to 793 sales in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to 808 sales in the same quarter of 2010. View the full report at www.NaplesArea.com. Peggy Sue Garrity239-207-1008PGarrity@msn.com NaplesRealEstateByPeggy.com850 C 5th Ave South Naples, FL 34102 PANORAMIC GULF VIEWS from this 2 BR+Den, 2 BA Park Shore residence. Beautifully remodeled residence in a luxury building featuring the nest amenities with beach access. MLS # 211523340 Text T14631 to 85377 for details SUPERB ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN featuring owing arched walkways, gorgeous courtyard with community pool, landscaped terraces & balconies 4 blocks to the beach and 2 blocks to prestigious shops & restaurants on 5th Avenue. This remodeled 2nd/top oor end unit offers 3 BR + den and 3 BA. MLS # 211523340 BREATHTAKING VIEWS in luxury high rise. Views from all rooms. Open Kitchen, tiled in all main living areas. Pelican Bay offers 2 private beaches, 25,000 sq. ft community center. You will never want to leave! Lowest priced 2BR/2BA. MLS # 211010165. Text T14633 to 85377 $845,000 $789,999 $739,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY OLD NAPLES Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at www.FloridaWeekly.com or Call 239.325.1960NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 B29 June MillerRealtor(502) 836-0890 Sally Masters, P.A.Broker Associate(239) 253-1579 Grey Oaks2509 Spicebush Lane. Priced at $1,748,000. Grey Oaks2126 Modena Ct. Priced at $1,389,500. JUST REDUCEDYour Dream Team for Listing and Selling.
Visit our sales of ce to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity. The Right Time, the Right Place, the Right Price REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Grey Oaks is offered by Grey Oaks Realty, Inc., a licensed real estate broker. Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice.Airport Pulling Road, north of Golden Gate Parkway in the heart of Naples. PRESTWICK AT TRADITIONSNOWMORE THAN EVER With three exceptional private neighborhoods in which to choose from Torino, Miramonte and Traditions the time to buy at Grey Oaks could not be more perfect. NAPLES PREMIER CLUB COMMUNITY Grey Oaks remains the right club in the right place: Naples number-one-rated private club, with 54 holes of championship golf, eight Har-Tru tennis courts and a 5,550-square-foot tness center. UNPRECEDENTED VALUE New prices offer unprecedented value on the home you have long desired a home to be enjoyed by you and your family for generations to come. Here, you enjoy the privilege of holding the keys to your future. Coach Homes at Traditions Offered From The $500sPreviously owned homes available from the $600s to over $6 million. Model Open House, Sunday 14 pm
Seize the opportunity before this window closes!Seize the opportunity Prices do not reect developer incentives. A sampling of the few remaining units:10th Floor 2 Bedroom + Den, 2.5 Bath, 2,102 ac sq ft $535,000 22nd Floor 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,210 ac sq ft $819,000 21st Floor 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,530 ac sq ft $849,000 Penthouse 103 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2,630 ac sq ft $899,000 OBTAIN THE PROPE RTY REPORT REQ UIRED BY FEDE RAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SI GNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUES, TO BE F URNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LEASEE. Prices subject to change without notice. Membership may be required for full use of select Bonita Bay amenities. Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Ofce Is Independently Owned And Operated.The Lutgert Companies. Strong foundation. Lasting value. Only luxe sky-rise homes remain at Esperia. This is a limited, FINAL OPPORTUNITY to possess one of its enviable residences, with up to 2,600 square feet, surrounded by views that take your breath awayas well as the incomparable lifestyle amenities at Esperia. With the member-owned club, championship golf, gulf access, beach club and extensive outdoor recreation exclusively at Bonita Bay, living at Esperia isan opportunity you must act on right away.Models open daily. Call today 239-495-1105 Visit us online at bonitabay.com 7 7
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 | Phil Collins | 404-6800 QUAIL WESTMagnicent 2-story home on a double lot, over 11,000 SF of sheer luxury. Master wing. Gracious outdoor living.$3,995,000 | 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 GRASMERE870 Wyndemere Way A crisp, contemporary feeling in this 4BR/2.5BA stunning home. Lush landscaping. Social/golf membership required.$675,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126 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. $419,000 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. $259,000 | 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 GRASMERE826 Wyndemere Way Desirable 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 | 290-9111 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 200 Wyndemere Way #B405 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 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 COLLIERS RESERVESunny southern exposure golf course custom home features 3BR/3.5BAs, den, family room, large pool & spa area. $1,199,000 Ann M. Nunes | 860-0949 WYNDEMERE GRASMEREImmaculately cared for 3BR home. Open plan, screened lanai & lush landscaping. Golf, tennis, membership required. $599,000 Nick Stepan/Gordie Lazich | 287-0622TIBURON CASTILLO III#101 Resort-style living at its best at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Gorgeous, totally remodeled 3BR, preserve view. $459,900 | Paul Gray | 273-0403VINEYARDS FOUNTAINHEADWarm sophistication throughout, 2BR/2BA with Murphy bed in the den, lanai overlooks lake. Private membership golf. $395,000 | Krista Harris | 877-6745AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB MONTCLAIR #E-102 Grand golf course/lake views from this corner 3BR/3.5BA+den end residence. Members owned nancially sound Club. $399,000 | Pat Kennedy/Michael Lawler | 537-0062QUAIL WESTCorner location site backs up to golf course perfect for your dream home. Full golf membership is included. $199,000 | Katie Benham | 222-2268 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN.
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. PARK SHORE, MOORINGS COQUINA SANDSpremiersothebysrealty.com PARK SHOREHighly desired property, 116 of water frontage, one bridge to Gulf of Mexico. Eligible for private beach access.$1,495,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDSNicely maintained 3BR/3BA home on oversized .44 acre lot. Quiet neighborhood close to beach. Southern exposure. $679,000 | Lindsey Smith | 572-2663 PARK SHOREWell-appointed classic 4BR/5BA+den estate home with over 100 ft. on Venetian Bay. Oversized dock, close to beach.$4,995,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHOREOpen vistas of world-famous sunsets from multiple living areas. New construction 4BR/4.5BA + den waterfront home.$3,995,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGS VISTA ROYALESensational Bay view! Unique 4BR waterfront villa encompasses over 3,900 SF. Private pool, spa & dock, gated enty. $3,200,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars | 216-1973 MOORINGSExpansive western views! Updated 4BR/3BA pool home, over 100 ft. on the water & no bridge access to the Gulf.$2,995,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGSLocated seconds from the Gulf of Mexico with direct access. Commanding views, 100 ft. on the bay, 3BR/3BA + den.$2,695,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHOREWaterfront living, updated 3BR/3.5+study pool home, 3,381+ SF living area. Direct Gulf access, private dock/lift.$2,695,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHORESweeping water views, 5BR plus bonus room home includes screened pool/spa, outdoor kitchen, & boat dock.$2,300,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 COQUINA SANDSTucked into a cove overlooking Hurricane Harbor, this large, wide water, lot is home ready & has quick Gulf access.$2,195,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDSBuild your dream home on this lakefront .44 acre lot. Close to the Gulf, beach & Downtown Naples. $1,100,000 | Richard/Susie Culp 290-2200PARK SHORE AREA LAKEVIEW PINES Private park-like setting, walk to shops & restaurants, 2BR/2BA condominium. Wood & tile oors, attached garage. $254,000 | Mimi Straub | 434-2424PARK SHORE JACARANDA #16 Inviting 2BR, 2BA ready to enjoy. Friendly complex, excellent location. Covered parking, community pool.$198,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529PARK SHORE HIDDEN LAKE VILLAS #D-38 An attractive 2BR/2BA top oor condominium has S. exposure. Renovated kitchen. Pool, tennis, beach access nearby. $225,000 | Angela R. Allen | 825-8494PARK SHORE BELAIR CLUB 3930 Belair Lane #104 Crisp, clean 2BR/2BA cottage near beach. Completely upgraded throughout. Private beach club membership available. $199,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534PARK SHORE AREA WINTERPORT Lovely 1st oor updated 2BR/2BA condominium, screened patio overlooks pool. Private beach membership is included. $199,000 | Gail Wynns | 269-0600 PARK SHORE314 Neapolitan Way Waterfront 3 bedroom plus study home with multiple open and screened lanais, heated pool/ spa. Dock with lift.$2,795,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGSSpectacular wide open bay views! Sparkling clean 5BR/5.5BA pool home. Smart house electronics/ wiring. Dock w/lift.$3,175,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 PARK SHORE A spectacular 4BR/4.5BA home with nearly 115 on the Bay. Custom oating dock, impressive outdoor area and views!$3,295,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939 MOORINGSClassic Mediterranean architecture, 2 stories, 5BR/4BA, study, recreation room & theatre. Tropical area with pool.$2,350,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 MOORINGSCompletely renovated 3BR/2.5BA on .32 acre S. exposure lot includes granite counters, SS appliances & new baths.$750,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 MOORINGSBeautiful home on an oversized lot with updated cabinets, granite countertops, and appliances. Private back yard.$600,000 | Beth McNichols | 821-3304 MOORINGSCompletely renovated 3BR/2BA home with new kitchen & baths. On an oversized lot with pool & privacy landscaping.$795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 COQUINA SANDSLarge, lakefront 5BR/4BA plus 2 half bath estate includes a 6-car A/C garage, and upscale kitchen on a .85 acres. $2,095,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200 PARK SHORE AREA LUSSO VILLAS #105 A perfectly-proportioned end villa with quality nishes and almost 3,000 sq. ft. under air. Pool, 2-car garage.$789,000 | Craig Jones | 403-4510 COQUINA SANDSFabulous opportunity to build your dream home. Lot size is 113x197x110x195 Close to beaches, shopping & dining.$1,339,500 | Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161 COQUINA SANDSBeautiful open oor plan home with sunny interiors, oversized pool & lanai overlooking a manicured landscape.$1,149,000 | Virginia Amoroso | 403-4527 COQUINA SANDS On a picturesque double lot, this 4BR + den custom built home is perfect for entertaining. Patio with pool & spa.$2,695,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. A private tropical enclave of 12 detached grand single-family homes each with its own elevator, gated backyard, pool, spa, boat slip with Gulf access & 4-car garage. Steps to exclusive beach access. Oering 6,000 6,400 total sq. ft. Priced from $2,800,000 | Call 963-4242 OPEN DAILY 12-4 PARK SHORE COLONADE239 Colonade Circle Gorgeous upper level villa with soft contemporary air. Ensuite guest room & library/den or3rd BR. Walk to beach. $759,000 Linda Ohler | 649-8026 PARK SHORE VENETIAN ESTATES Wide southern Venetian Bay view. Unique interior design, 3 en suite bedrooms, separate guest house. Courtyard pool. $6,400,000 Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 PARK SHOREA boaters dream, spacious 2-story 5BR/6BA+den single-family home on Venetian Bay. Large dock, 2 lifts, pool & spa.$3,995,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE Directly on the water, The Casa Bella Vita Model boasts spectacular interior design, 6,008 SF total, beach access.$3,995,000 | Call 963-4242 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE Absolutely stunning 4BR/4.5BA model home by Godfrey Designs. Furnished, 6,242 SF total. Beach access, boat slip.$3,795,000 | Call 963-4242 OPEN SUN. PARK SHORE COLONADELovely lake views and the colorful sunset skies from the screened lanai of this spacious 1st oor, 2BR+den/3rd BR.$649,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939PARK SHORE BELAIR #7 Outstanding 3BR/3BA + den villa, 2-car attached garage. Pet friendly, low HOA dues, pool, beach access available. $479,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200PARK SHORE AREA LAKEVIEW PINES Cbt Perfectly located in a small private enclave of coach homes. First oor, light end 2BR/2BA overlooks lake/garden. $259,000 | Beth McNichols/Mimi Straub | 821-3304 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. PARK SHORE BAY SHORE PLACE #1107 Steps to the beach! Pool, new amenities, 2BR/2BA corner residence, panoramic Gulf, Bay & City views! Pet friendly. $750,000 | Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea | 261-6200PARK SHORE PIEDMONT CLUB #210 The largest 3BR/3BA oor plan in this complex is now available. Views over pool to bay. Huge lanai. End location. $425,000 | Keith Alexander | 250-5156PARK SHORE AREA PARK WEST VILLAS Expansive end villa with a 2-car garage in an extremely well run complex, only 28 residences. Near shops & beach. $279,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203PARK SHORE PARK SHORE LANDINGS #114 Private boat dock just steps away. Stunning Bay view, 1st oor 2BR/2BA residence. Walk to resident beach park. $495,000 | Larry Roorda | 860-2534PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE #201 The view is fantastic! Listen to the surf & watch the dolphins from your open balcony directly on the Gulf. $498,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open HousesOpen Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked20 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7695 Santa Cruz Court $1,195,000 PSIR Dave/Ann R enner 7845552 21 COLLIERS RESERVE 12495 Colliers Reserve Drive $1,285,000 PSIR Terri Moellers 248-1964 22 PELICAN LANDING PENNYROYAL 24950 Pennyroyal Drive $1,395,000 PSIR Mary Catherine White 287-2818 23 VANDERBILT BEACH 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #501 $1,495,000 Coldwell Banker Lisa Tashjian 239259-7024 1-4 pm 24 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,500,000 PSIR Call 261.3148 25 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 261.3148 Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 12-5 26 OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON 3RD 308 6th Avenue South $1,695,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 564-4231 27 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1560 Marsh Wren Lane $1,699,000 PSIR Dan Guenther 261-3148 28 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8703 Purslane Drive $1,899,900 PSIR Mary Catherine White 287-2819 >$2,000,000 29 PELICAN BAY GEORGETOWN 6603 George Washington Way $2,100,000 PSIR Dave/Ann Renner 784-5552 30 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 31 PARK SHORE 314 Neapolitan Way $2,795,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 213-7475 32 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 963.4242 Open Daily 12-4 33 AQUALANE SHORES 533 15th Avenue South $2,995,000 PSIR Virginia Wilson 450-9090 >$3,000,000 34 PORT ROYAL 1365 Spyglass Lane $3,685,000 PSIR Kevin Rathburn 269-4575 >$6,000,000 35 PORT ROYAL 3999 Rum Row $6,500,000 PSIR Scott Pearson 612282-3000>$11,000,00036 PORT ROYAL 3045 Fort Charles Drive $11,950,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 213-7475>$200,0001 EMERALD BAY 419 Emerald Bay Cir. B-8 $219,000 Coldwell Banker Gabriele Vretta 239-784-0249 1-4 pm 2 VILLAGE WALK 3555 El Verdado Ct $230,000 Illustrated Properties Joanne Ciesielski 239-287-6732 1-4 pm 3 OLD NAPLES VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 464 Broad Avenue S. #H464 $233,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tess McCarthy 207-0118 M-W-F 3-6; Also Available: 426 Broad Avenue South #H426 $224,900>$300,0004 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB MONTCLAIR 559 Audubon Blvd #E-102 $399,000 PSIR Pat Kennedy 537-0062 5 VILLAGE WALK 3937 Isla Ciudad Ct $399,000 Illustrated Properties Brian Carey 239-370-8687 1-4 pm>$400,0006 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 PSIR Tom Gasbarro 4044883 Sun 12-4 7 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Mon-Sat 10-8 & Sun 12-8 8 OLDE CYPRESS 3078 Santorini Court $419,000 PSIR Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 287-7921 9 FIDDLERS CREEK COTTON GREEN 3740 Cotton Green Path Drive $447,000 PSIR Al Love 298-2444 10 VILLAGE WALK 3339 Cerrito Ct $480,000 Illustrated Properties Joanne Ciesielski 239-287-6732 1-4 pm>$500,00011 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 12 MEDITERRA BRENDISI 29120 Brendisi Way #3201 $525,000 PSIR Jesse Moreno 405-0065 >$700,000 13 PELICAN ISLES 435 Dockside Dr 749,000 1,099,000 Amerivest Realty Bridget Foster 239-253-8001 1-4pm 14 MOORINGS 720 Binnacle Drive $750,000 PSIR Randy Wilson 450-9091 15 WYNDEMERE GRASMERE 826 Wyndemere Way $795,000 PSIR Kathryn Hurvitz 290-0228 16 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5>$900,00017 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOODIDLEWILDE 10096 Idle Pine Lane $985,000 PSIR Stephanie/John Coburn 825-3470 >$1,000,000 18 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT GULFSIDE II 10851 Gulfshore Dr. #902 $1,000,000 PSIR Cliff Donenfeld 398-0335 19 BONITA BAY ESPERIA SOUTH 4951 Bonita Bay Blvd #2502 $1,075,000 PSIR Ginger Lickley 860-4661 Also available: #2105 $989,900; #1905 $949,500; #601 $599,000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 21www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB34 REAL ESTATE JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 18
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 #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 | 273-5443 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 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. Fullamenity 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 SANCTUARY4248 Sanctuary Way Two-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 3450 Oak Hammock Ct 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. 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 ISLE#201 Peaceful & 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 26920 Wyndhurst Ct #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 4811 Island Pond Ct #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 4811 Island Pond Ct #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#1404 A one-of-a-kind residence with an airy feel. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF JAN. 26-FEB. 1, 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 Bayshore festivalPerformances, fine art and fun will fill Sugden Regional Park.C12-13 Hollywood callsFlorida writers attract attention from film producers. C21 Go, Buckeyes!Ohio State alums connect in Naples, and more of the busy seasons happenings. C29-33 TK John Chen and Marcus Thomas, Best of Show winners at the 2011 Naples Invitational Art Fest, return for this years juried show Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, at Fleischmann Park. Theyll be joined by nearly 150 other artists exhibiting a range of mediums including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, blown glass, turned wood pieces, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry. The show benefits Eden Autism Services. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Mr. Chen graduated from the National Taiwan Normal University of Fine Arts. He spoke no English when he arrived in the United States, but his discipline and dedication15th annual Naples Invitational Art Fest this weekend Gulfshore Playhouse gets ready, set for David Mamets BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com WHAT DO WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK about race? What assumptions do we make, what biases do we secretly harbor, what anger do we swallow, what miscommunication occurs? Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet tackles this knotty, incendiary topic in Race. Accused of raping a young black woman, a wealthy white man hires two attorneys, partners at the same firm, to defend him. One is black, the other Caucasian. Mr. Mamet calls his play a tragedy about race and has also said its a play about lies. Gulfshore Playhouse brings it to The Norris Center in Naples with performances Jan. 27-Feb. 12 (and a preview Jan. 26). Its a provocative, timely, interesting play that, on the face of it, lances racism and racial prejudice, says Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury. In reality, it brings up prejudice of all types of groups within the context of a very interesting story. The play also contains Mr. Mamets usual, acerbic dialogue. SEE RACE, C4 Its a provocative, timely, interesting play that lances racism ... Kristen Coury Playhouse producing artistic directorSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE ART FEST, C5 COURTESY IMAGEHow Time Flies, Marcus Thomas
There is nothing sadder than spending Saturday night in a coffee shop, alone. I happened to be that person last Saturday night. I was dressed up for an evening out with friends, but I had to get work done beforehand. I needed a full hour of writing time, so I stopped in a coffee shop near my friends apartment, ordered a cup of tea and a slice of baklava and pulled out my notebook. As I set pen to paper, I noticed that the people around me were all couples, paired men and women having get-to-know-you conversations. During the week, the coffee shop is filled with young professionals writers and graphic designers and freelancers but on Saturday night, as it turns out, its full of people on first dates. Across from me, a young woman in tight dark-washed jeans and a low-cut gray sweater laughed and played with a strand of her hair. Her date, in a pullover v-neck and blue collared shirt, leaned back in his chair and crossed his legs in a cocky way, ankle over knee. Want to grab a beer? he said. Apparently she had passed the first test but was still in the Im-not-going-tosplurge-for-dinner stage. I wrote a couple of paragraphs, took a sip of tea and forked a bite of baklava into my mouth. At the table next to me, a young man and woman worked on the script for a musical together. They didnt strike me as a couple until the next time I paused. So, she has this singing vagina, right? the man was saying, and Rose thats the vaginas name, right? is like this endangered species. The young woman nodded eagerly, encouragingly, and I thought only a woman in love could praise an idea like that. Thats good, and then she could The young man reached over and put his hands on hers. No, stop, he said. This is brilliant. So, she takes Rose on a safari expedition. I couldnt listen to any more. I turned back to my notepad, to my lukewarm tea, to the baklava falling to pieces on my plate. I wrote and wrote, as if my sanity depended on it, trying to ignore the couples in the coffee shop, the empty seat across from mine. I wrote until my hand cramped, and when I paused to shake out my stiff fingers, I heard the young scriptwriters next to me. The man closed his notebook and stuck his pencil into the wire binding. Do you have any plans tonight? he said. I mean, after this? The woman folded her notebook. No, I dont have any. The young man fiddled with a fork on the table. Do you want to walk down to my apartment? He looked up from the silverware with a hopeful expression. I can show you the puppets I was talking about. I almost rolled my eyes for her. Puppets? I hadnt heard a line like that since the sixth grade. But then I thought, who am I to judge? At least she had a date on a Saturday night. And if she played her cards right, she might just get a puppet show. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSThe Saturday night puppet show artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com t o A a w o a a rti s HENDER SON san dyd ays @fl oridaweek ly. com artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com w rote a couple o f para g raphs, k a si p o f tea and f orked a bite b aklava into my mouth. h e ta bl e next to me, o ung man an d m an wor k e d t h e scri p t a musi to g et h er. y d i d nt k e me as o u pl e unti l n ext time I s e d. S o, s h e h as sin g in g va g ir i gh t? t h e man sayin g an d e t h ats t h e n as name, ri gh t? k e t h is en d an g ere d spe h e youn g woman no d ea g er l y, encoura g y an d I t h ou gh t on l y wo man in lo v e co u l d s e an i d ea l i k e t h at. a ts g oo d an d t h en co u ld h e young man h e d over an d p ut h an d s on h ers. No , h e sai d T h is b ri ll iant. So s h e s R ose o n a s a f a x pe d ition. co u ld nt l i s t e n a ny more. I turne d b ac k to my notepa d to my l u k ewarm t ea t o th e b aklava f allin g to pieces on my p l ate. I wrote and wrote, as i f my sanity d epen d e d on it, trying to ignore t h e coup l es in t h e co ff ee shop, the emp t y sea t across f rom mine. I wrote unti l my an d w h en I out my sti ff t h e youn g script wr T h e man c l ose d h i stuc k h is penci l into th Do you h ave any p l said. I mea n, a f ter thi s Th e w o man fo ld ed No, I d ont h ave any. The youn g man f idd l t h e ta bl e. Do you wan t my apartment? He lo o silverware with a ho p e f can s h ow you t h e pup p a b out. I almost rolled my e y pets? I h a d nt h ear d a l in t h e sixt h gra d e. But t he am I to ju dg e? At l east s a Saturday night. And i car d s ri gh t, s h e mi gh t j sho w. He looked up from the silverware with a hopeful expression. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C3 945 5th Ave North, Naples, FL 34103 (239) 262-3975 Elegant, Luxurious, AffordableThe perfect gift for all occasions www.oldenapleschocolate.com20% OffWith this ad. Expires 2/29/12. Works on exhibit at The von Liebig reflect a joyful, carefree childhood SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYNext up in the Naples Art Associations 2012 Lecture Series at The von Liebig Art Center, Tommy Simpson will discuss Hand, Heart, Home, the show of his works opening Friday, Jan. 27, at the center. Mr. Simpson will discuss his art at 4 p.m., prior to the opening reception for the exhibit. The Illinois-born artist describes himself as an imaginist who works in nearly every medium: woodworking, painting, printmaking, clay, woodcarving, bookmaking, jewelry and even prose. He is most known for his mixedmedia sculptures made from carved, laminated or wheelturned wood combined with found objects and vivid handbrushed colors. Many of his creations are purely aesthetic in nature, while others serve a dual purpose as both art and functional objects for the home. In each of his works there is an identifiable style that puzzles together his personal and cultural references into a signature blend of joyfulness and subtle commentary. Whimsical yet complex, his work reflects the joys of his carefree childhood during the 1940s and s. The ultimate goal, he explains, is to bring the artwork to life, so that the viewer can identify the human spirit behind the work and experience its poetry What you see in my artwork is a record of my search through lifes gifts and how they affect me, he adds. To my delight, this journey pushes me to acquire new skills, to accept the morphing of ideas and attitudes into new horizons. Mr. Simpsons artwork has been exhibited in major museums across the country, including the Renwick Gallery and the American Art Museum at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Art and Design, New York; the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Conn.; and the Art Institute of Chicago. His pieces are also in public and private collections worldwide. The lecture in the Watson Gallery precedes the opening reception for Hand, Heart, Home, which takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The von Liebig. The reception is also for the opening of Songs We L ove, an e xhibit in the NAA Members Gallery. Tickets to the lecture are $10 for Naples Art Association members and $15 for others. Admission to the reception is free for NAA members and for those who attend the lecture. Admission to the opening reception only is $10 for non-members. Hand, Heart and Home will remain on display through Feb. 27; Songs We Love will hang through Feb. 28.More lecturesThe NAA 2012 Lecture Series continues as follows: 4 p.m. Friday, March 9: History/ Mystery, a discussion of the evolution of their imagery and creative process by Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor. 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 15: Appraisals as a Step Toward the Management of Art as an Asset by David Sleeman, director of the Winston Art Group. The series is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha Bank, Hahn Loeser and Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and WGCU Public Media. For more information, call 262-6517, visit www.naplesasrt.org or follow The von Liebig Art Center on Facebook. Tommy Simpson in his studio oldenaplesvet349 14th Ave. South Naples, Florida 34102 239.331.3345 www.OldeNaplesVet.com Full Service Boutique Style Veterinary Hospital in the heart of Historic Olde Naples.Anne Lozynski, D.V.M"Yappy Hour" Thursday, January 26th from 5-7pmWe will be serving Mutt-Tinis and Pup-Cakes for our 2 footed friends! THIRD STREET SOUTHThe Birthplace of Old Naples GLORIOUS FOOD, GREAT SHOPS & GRACEFUL BYWAYSGlamour & Good Times Since the 1930s
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 Its a well-made play that I think everyone will enjoy, Ms. Coury says, adding one of Gulfshore Playhouses many missions is to offer audiences what she refers to as a full meal. Very often, she explains, You leave a show and cant remember what you saw. By the time you get to your car, its already gone. The story wasnt that great or memorable. My goal is never to do that. I want to leave people feeling: That wasnt an appetizer. That was a full meal. Another mission, she says, is to give people something to think about and talk about. And she expects Race will stimulate many discussions. I love to create provocative theater, she says. I mean to provoke, so that when people leave, theyll be talking about it, wondering, discussing. Thats the beauty of theater: It will actually open up a line of communication for people to talk about things that they might not necessarily talk about (otherwise). Talk-backs with the cast and director will take place for audiences after the Feb. 2 and 9 evening shows and the Feb. 12 matinee.The rehearsal processThe four-person play calls for two black actors and two white actors. Eric Hissom, fresh off of the national tour of The 39 Steps, stars as one of the lawyers; Jefferson Russell, who recently portrayed Captain Beatty in Fahrenheit 451 at the Round House Theatre in Washington, D.C., portrays the other. Brent Langdon, whos performed in the Crucible at Hartford Stage and Richard II at the Yale Repertory Theatre, is cast as the accused. And Edena Hines, who recently performed in Shipwrecked at the Penguin Repertory Theatre in Stony Point, N.Y., plays the attorneys legal assistant. At the beginning of the rehearsal process, the actors and Ms. Coury sat for a day and a half and talked. Its called table work, Ms. Coury says. We talk through the script itself, make sense of every single sentence, every single motivation, every reason why. David Mamet doesnt give any back story, so you have to create that for the characters, she adds. We dont know why or how they hired the legal assistant, how long shes been there, how long (the two lawyers have been) partners, what really happened. The play also highlights how different generations view racial interactions. The male black actor is in his 40s, and the actress is in her 20s, she says. Its interesting to see their perspectives on race from a generational perspective. The rich white guy whos accused had made a slight against a black male friend of his in college. It was thoughtless, but offensive. Any guy, back in that day, wouldve known to swallow that and not openly react in any way, shape, or form. But times have changed, Ms. Coury adds, and if that were to happen today, the friend would most likely speak up and object. Its not OK anymore to just swallow it, she says. Its evolution.An incendiary topicIn a New York Times opinion piece, Mr. Mamet wrote that his play is intended to be a contribution to the dialogue on race. As a Jew, he wrote, I will relate that there is nothing a non-Jew can say to a Jew on the subject of Jewishness that is not patronizing, upsetting or simply wrong. I assume that the same holds true among African-Americans. That sentiment is echoed in the play, Ms. Coury says. Theres a point where the white guy says to the black legal assistant, whos female: I know theres nothing a white person can say to a black person about race that is not both incorrect and offensive. The character goes on to say, Race is the most incendiary topic in our history, and the moment it comes out, you cannot close the lid on that box. That may change, but not for a long, long while. Thats a white man saying that, Ms. Coury says. David Mamet also throws that into the mix. Hes saying that were exploring this topic together; Im not going to purport that I understand everything there is to know about race. Audiences may have more questions than answers at the close of Race. David Mamet does a great job of really making us realize that prejudice is so much grander than just race, she says. Its everything: preconceived judgments about men and women; Northerners and Southerners; fat people, skinny people; rich people, poor people; Jews, Christians. The list goes on. You can keep naming ways that we decide groups are other. Do they speak with a different accent? Eat different foods? Celebrate holidays differently or celebrate different holidays? Its incredible when you start to really realize the way we pre-judge people we consider different from ourselves. The play is ambiguous. There are a few characters about which you dont really know for sure if theyre guilty or innocent, in a variety of ways, Ms. Coury says, clarifying that shes not just talking about the accused. During rehearsals, depending upon the day and how an actor plays the role, she changes her mind in thinking, He did it, I dont think she did it, she says. It comes down to the nuance of how its played. Thats what will affect our opinion of the outcome. The play is like a mirror, but its like someone quietly handing you a little hand mirror. Its not preachy. Its an incredible play lush with thoughtful points. Its an interesting story you can get wrapped up in. Its not in your face, its: Think about this, discuss this. Its a great piece of theater. RACEFrom page 1 Race>> When: Jan. 27-Feb. 12 >> Where: The Norris Center, Naples >> Cost: Tickets start at $35 >> Info: (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayouse.org >> Note: Explicit language. Not for children. COURTESY PHOTOSJefferson Russell and Eric Hissom star as Henry and Jack in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Race playing Jan. 27 Feb. 12. BRENT LANGDON EDENA HINES ERIC HISSOM JEFFERSON RUSSELL
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C5 Special Valentines EventJoin us for Champagne & Chocolate and Enjoy the Fragrances of Illuminum Perfume Friday, February 10, 2012 5:00pm to 9:00pm HW GALLERY 1305 Third Street South, Naples FL. 34102 | 239.263.6640 Next to Bad Ass Coffee You are Invited!to his art have earned him numerous awards. John has taken a traditional technique and developed quite an innovative style, Jill Spanbauer, director of the festival, says. At the age of 26, Mr. Thomas suffered a skiing accident that broke his neck and left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. With only his imagination and the muscles of his head and neck, he turned to art and began to realize his calling as an artist. Marcus work captures the natural world in color and light, Ms. Spanbauer says. He pushes beyond the boundaries of what we believe possible, perfecting difficult techniques and capturing elusive moments. Consistently ranked as one of Americas top art shows by industry magazine Sunshine Artists, the Naples Invitational Art Fest is judged by prominent art collectors, gallery owners, educators and guest artists. Its beneficiary, Eden Autism Services, is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with autism and to support to their families with a range of community-based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. Eden operates K-12 schools in Naples and Fort Myers and also offers clinical services, consultations and community training, as well as vocational training and employment and residential services for adults. For more information, visit www.edenartfest.com. ART FESTFrom page 1COURTESY IMAGESCelebration, John Chen The Dancer, Marcus Thomas www.agavenaples.com 239-598-FIRE (3473) 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, NaplesTry our new lunch menu, more food, bigger value, bolder options. The bold cuisine of Americas SW right here in SW Florida. @HotSpotNaplesTequila Inspired. Real Wood Fired.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Im Herbert and Other Strangers Presented by The Island Players Community Theater and Centennial Bank at the Marco Island Historical Museum Feb. 3-18. www.theateronmarco.com or 394-0080. Race By Gulfshore Playhouse Jan. 27-Feb. 12 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Doubt By The Naples Players Feb. 1-25 in the Tobye Studio of Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org/tickets. 12 Angry Jurors By The Marco Players through Jan. 29. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Moonlight & Magnolias By The Naples Players through Feb. 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org/tickets. The Year of Magical Thinking By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Feb. 4. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. God of Carnage By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Jan. 31. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Bedroom Farce By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, Jan. 31-Feb. 25. 332-4488. Squabbles By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through March 3. 278-4422. Me and My Girl By the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, through Feb. 11. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest By Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers, through Jan. ??DATE?? 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Thursday, Jan. 26 Off the Cuff Naples City Improv starts ad libbing at 8 p.m. at the English Pub. $10; two-item minimum from the menu. 682-0638. Two-Man Show Textures, a two-man show at Gardner Colby Gallery, opens with a reception from 5:307:30 p.m. The show runs through Feb. 5. 386 Broad Ave. S. 403-7787 or art@ gardnercolbygallery.com. Evening on Fifth Live music and dance performances takes place along Fifth Avenue South from 6:30-9:30 p.m. www.FifthAvenueSouth.com. Friday, Jan. 27 Art Lecture The Naples Art Association presents a lecture by artist Tommy Simpson at 4 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. $10 members; $15 non-members. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. See story on page C3. Outdoor Film Enjoy a screening of the hit film Bridesmaids starting at 6 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. Food, raffles and music will be part of the fun. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden. org. Gospel Sounds Harbor Ministries presents The Booth Brothers and soloist Lindsey Graham in a benefit concert for St. Matthews House at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Naples. $20. Bring a nonperishable food item for the SMH Food Pantries. Country Concert The Zac Brown Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. 334-3309 or www.germainarena.com. Boo! Ghost walks start at 7, 7:15, 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero. 992-0311.Live Music Nevada Wilkens and Stu Shelton perform jazz and standards from 6-9 p.m. at Absinthe restaurant and lounge in the Galleria at Vanderbilt. 254-0050.Music Makers The Music Makers Show Band performs from 7-8:30 p.m in the band shell at Cambier Park. 213-3058. Saturday, Jan. 28 Sidewalk Art Chalk Art 2012 runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fifth Avenue South (rain date is Jan. 29). 692-8436. Art Fest The Bayshore CAPA Festival of the Arts is set for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Sunday at Sugden Regional Park. 775-2800 or www.bayshorecapa. org. See story page C12-13. Music Memorial The Bill BK Koetting Memorial Music Festival and Blood Drive runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Marks Church on Marco Island. Enjoy music by Frontline, The Bugtussle Ramblers, Frank Corsos Spoonful, J Robert & Martin, The Bean Pickers and The Wildflowers. Free admission.Clarinet Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents The Art of the Clarinet, featuring clarinetist Vadim Lando and pianist Pippa Borisy, at 3 p.m. $7. 590-7851, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fgcu.edu/CAS/BSM/Concerts.html.Italian Night Everything Italian runs from 6-9 pm. at the Guess-Fisher Gallery & Phil Fisher Gallery/Studio, 810 12th Ave. S. Enjoy the tastes, sounds and views of Italy interpreted in watercolors, oils and batiks by Phil Fisher and Natalie Guess, plus music, wine and food. 6592787 or email@example.com. It Takes Two Get in step with Repun Tango Naples during a milonga from 8-11 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or (305) 785-8899. Happy New Year Seminole Casino Immokalee celebrates the Asian New Year at 9 p.m. with live entertainment, Asian-inspired cuisine and more. www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Sunday, Jan. 29 Art on the Lake The fourth annual Art on the Lake runs from noon3 p.m. at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Trolley and shuttle service are provided from parking locations. 4892582 or www.MiromarLakes.com. Big Band The Gulf Coast Big Band performs at 2 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. 434-4925. Temple Concert Congregation Beth Tikvah presents Take Four, Plus. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception at 4 p.m. followed by the concert. $20-$25. 1459 Pine Ridge Rodd. 33l-2845. Sinatra Tribute The English Pub presents Frank & Friends, a tribute to Frank Sinatra. $10 cover. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or www.naplesenglishpub.com. Monday, Jan. 30 Bingo! Play your bingo cards right beginning at 1 p.m. at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Doors open at noon and snacks are served. 394-9622, ext. 204, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wednesday, Feb. 1 Music Lecture The FGCU Bower School of Music presents Creating a New Work for Snare Drum, a guest artist lecture by Jason Baker, at 4 p.m. 590-7851 or email@example.com. Art on Exhibit An opening reception for Visual Percussion by painter Dylan Critchfield-Sales and sculptor Dennis Elliot takes place from 6-9 p.m. at Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. TheSweetArtGallery.com.Underground Art The North Naples Arts Alliance hosts Underground Art Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in numerous studios and galleries in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. 821-1061.Irish Night Andy Cooneys Forever Irish 2012 starts at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Seton Schoo. $20. 455-3900, ext. 203, or 774-1880. See story on page C14.Guest Recital The FGCU Bower School of Music presents a solo percussion recital by Jason Baker at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building. $7. 590-7851, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fgcu.edu/CAS/ BSM/Concerts.html. Coming up Seven Sisters The second annual Artful Reception for the Seven Sisters is set for 5-7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Trudy Labell Fine Art. Alumnae of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley colleges are invited to enjoy wine and hors doeuvres. 2425 Tamiami Trail N. $20. 293-0354 or email@example.com.Member Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts the opening reception for its Members Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 3. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Meet artist Jane Chapin (whose Angel Watching is shown above) when The Englishman Fine Art & Antique Gallery celebrates the opening of its newest exhibit, Of Light and Shadows, from 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 26. The gallery is at 1190 Third St. S. 649-8088. The 25th anniversary production of Les Misrables is on stage at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts through Jan. 29. Limited tickets remain available. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org.
February3,4&5Fri. 6-10pm Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pmEdwards Drive & Centennial Park Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront 215NationallyKnownArtists!Fun for the Entire Family!Art for Everyone Kids Art Activities Food & EntertainmentFREE Admission & Activities! Southwest Floridas Premier Art Festival Monroe St.The Fun Begins Friday Night!Friday night February 3rd An Artful Extravaganza! meets I t s w o r t h t h e d r iv e Visit ArtFestFortMyers.com for travel packages, directions, parking and more informationGREAT GET-AWAY PACKAGES FROM $149/NIGHT INCLUDES ARTFEST VIP EXPERIENCE!! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C7 Proceeds benefit : www.naplesshelter.orgFashion ShowSUNDAY, MARCH 4 AT 1:30pm968 Second Avenue NorthDoors open at 1:30pm Show starts at 2:00pm TICKETS ON SALE NOW! $15 VIP ticket includes exclusive Pre-Show shopping experience & $5 in-store creditonly 50 VIP tickets available $5 ticket includes Show & $5 in-store credit AFTERNOON FEATURES: Refreshments & snacks Fashion Show Exceptional merchandise at amazing prices! WHAT TO DO Harmon-Meek Gallery exhibits new works by distinguished American artists Bob Kane (Amici, left, and Terrace Positano, below) and Bernard Chat (White Dawn, above) through Feb. 10. 599 Tamiami Trail N. 261-2637 or www.harmonmeekgallery.com. Mercato Music The Wholetones perform from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 2 at Mercato. www.facebook.com/mercatonaples.On Exhibit An opening reception for Transformations in a New Age, an exhibit of works by Kevin Caffrey, runs from 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 2 at The Sultan Gallery at KVS Interior Design. The exhibit is on display through March 3. 3820 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs. 949-6700. Worth It Worth NY presents its 2012 Spring trunk show from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 4-12. 380 10th St. S. 860-3100. German Fest Our Savior Lutheran Church hosts its fifth annual Naples German Fest from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 4. Proceeds benefit Avow Hospice. $7 adults; $3 childr en; 1955 Cu rling Ave. 597-4091 or www.naplesgermanfest.com. Acoustic Sounds The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents Pickn in Paradise from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road in Bonita Springs. Performers include The Spinney Brothers, Skeeterland Band and the Bugtussle Ramblers. 248-8906 or www.acousticmusicsociety.org. Seafood Fest Get hooked at the Everglades City Seafood Festival Feb. 4-5 in McLeod Park. Enjoy tunes by Nashville musicians as well as locals, plus arts and crafts booths, carnival rides and seafood of all kinds. The event opens on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at 11 a.m. www.evergladesseafoodfestival.com or 695-2277. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.
www.harmonmeekgallery.com Open Monday Friday 10 5 Est. in Naples in 1964 Saturday by AppointmentHARMON-MEEK GALLERY599 Tamiami Trail No., Suite 309 Naples, FL 34102(239) 261-2637 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 Comedy takes skill and hard work. The trick is to make it look effortless. Comedy is so much more than parroting a funny line. Actors need the right timing, the right feel, the right delivery. According to director Michael Scanlons program notes for Moonlight & Magnolias (playing at the Sugden Community Theatre through Feb. 4), the play is a riotous screwball comedy. But you cant tell that by whats happening on stage. There were few laughs the night I saw the show, and many lines that should have been funny just fell flat. And thats unfortunate, because it really is a funny play. The premise: Hollywood producer David O. Selznick has stopped production of Gone With the Wind after three weeks of shooting. He realizes he needs an entirely new script and calls in expert rewrite man/screenwriter Ben Hecht. He also pulls director Victor Fleming off of The Wizard of Oz, even though hes only two weeks away from completing shooting. He locks the three of them in his office for five days, feeding them only bananas and peanuts. No one can leave until they have a sparkling new script for Gone With the Wind. One major problem: Mr. Hecht has never read the novel. (He reads the first page in Selznicks office and is underwhelmed. Moonlight and magnolias, he scoffs. Give me a break!) There isnt time for him to read the 1,037-page tome, so the other two act out the story for him, scene-by-scene, including the womens parts, while he types out his screenplay. A running gag is that neither Mr. Hecht nor Mr. Fleming thinks the movie will do well. When Mr. Hecht is told the story, he says, This is insane. (It has) a plot that makes Finnegans Wake the model of lucidity. And when he boils it down to its bare bones, it does sound ludicrous. He points out that Scarlett OHara is a silly, spoiled girl who owns slaves and is racist and adulterous. She also shoots a Union soldier. (Rhett Butler, on the other hand, a la Jerry Lee Lewis, marries his cousin. Hey, its the South, someone explains.) Adam Shaver plays the role of Mr. Hecht with a cynicism and gruffness befitting a former Chicago newspaperman. Hes the voice of conscience in the show, playing devils advocate. Hes incredulous: Scarlett slaps Prissy, a slave girl, in the face and shes supposed to be the heroine? he queries. While Mr. Shaver is understated and nuanced in his role, Randall Jones overplays the role of Mr. Selznick. Overwrought and over-the-top from the start, he turns red in the face and sweats through his role. He mugs shamelessly for the audience throughout. The director shouldve reined him in; if you start at full blast and full volume, where is there to go? Mr. Jones gave such an entertaining performance as Andre in the Naples Players production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but his portrayal of Selznick is off-putting and obnoxious. Hes so whiney and wheedling its difficult to believe he runs a studio. I began cringing every time he addressed his efficient secretary, Miss Poppenghul (Patti Caroli in a thankless role), because whenever he requested something, hed first ask if she knew what it was: Do you know what a pencil is? Do you know what a typewriter is? Do you know what bananas are? After the first couple of times, it came across as browbeating rather than a funny verbal tic. I wish the actor had given those lines a different reading and inflection. Mr. Jones chews the scenery from the very beginning, and what delicious scenery it is, too. Mike Santos has given us a lush office, with Art Deco doors, desk and light sconces. Mr. Selznicks chair behind the desk is almost like a throne. Especially clever is Mr. Santoss proscenium border, painted with film reels with spools of film ribboning from them. The film looks exactly like the Yellow Brick Road to Oz (the film Mr. Fleming was pulled off of to shoot Gone With the Wind.) But the acting in this play is, unfortunately, not as good as the set or the script. Joel Hawkins isnt convincing as the director Mr. Fleming. Even the scene where he portrays Melanie giving birth (he stuffs a pillow up his shirt and is spread-eagle on the couch, legs over its back) didnt get that many laughs. The playwright adds dialogue about anti-Semitism in America, with Mr. Hecht commenting on how Mr. Selznick isnt accepted into the local country clubs and cant live in certain areas. But a farce seems like an odd vehicle for exploring Mr. Selznicks self-hatred and/ or desire for assimilation, and Moonlight & Magnolias hits a speed bump every time the script veers into this territory. Perhaps if these men were better actors, this subject could have been accepted as part of their ongoing animosity. Stage 88, the now-defunct Bonita Springs theater, put on a production of Moonlight & Magnolias four years ago; it was a much more spirited and much funnier production. Mr. Scanlan also made the odd decision to show old black-and-white film reels before the opening of acts one and two. One is a trailer for A Star is Born, another for King Kong. Others are quirky newsreels about unusual people. Unfortunately, the director must not have checked sight lines, because you can only see the entire screen if youre seated in the center; those seated closer to the side aisles will find their view partially blocked. While interesting, the shorts seem gimmicky and dont add to the play. There are some great lines in Moonlight & Magnolias, including a tribute to film and how its the only time machine ever invented. (And I personally loved a scene where the producer kept offering the writer more and more money.) But most of the clever lines and wonderful humor were lost in the delivery. For a multiplicity of reasons timing, pacing, acting, directing this production isnt even half as hilarious as it could be. The Naples Players have continually raised the bar for quality community theater over the years; this misses the mark. A number of people walked out at intermission and didnt return. I watched their departure enviously. What did I think of Moonlight & Magnolias? Frankly, I didnt give a damn. THEATER REVIEWMoonlight & Magnolias? Fiddle-dee-dee! o m s H b m nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Moonlight & Magnolias>> When: Through Feb. 4 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, Naples >> Cost: $35 (students 18 and younger, $10) >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org 12980 Tamiami Trail N.In the Imperial Shoppes, across from Germain ToyotaNaples, FL 34110 239.325.9767Consignment BoutiqueStart the New Year in style Something for everyone petite to plusConsignment for the stylish, con dent woman!RED LINE SALE 20-50% OFF $20 AND UNDER RACKS! Look for the Naughty Nook Fun Retail Lingerie Parties & Gifts our specialityPatti Caroli and Randall Jones COURTESY PHOTOSAdam Shaver, Randall Jones and Joel Hawkins
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C9 -AngelinaExperience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant. Four Course Dinner for Two, $65* Tripadvisor e Best Italian. Barbara B, Naples Outstanding Italian food, cool atmosphere and scene cdubb518 Troy, NY Always a great meal & great service! cricket23chicago Chicago, IL 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs | 239.390.3187 www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com Follow me on Twitter @AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian. PUZZLE ANSWERSNaples Academy of Ballet seeks young dancers for Sleeping BeautyThe Naples Academy of Ballet will hold open auditions for the spring production of Sleeping Beauty from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the school at 1005 Fifth Ave. N. Dancers ages 8-12 will be auditioned from 11:30 p.m., and ages 13 and up from 1:30-2 p.m. Auditions are open to any student from any school in Southwest Florida; casting will be announced next week. We are looking forward to an excellent turnout for this production, says Christophe Maraval, artistic director for Naples Academy of Ballet and choreographer for Sleeping Beauty. Founded in April 2007, Naples Academy of Ballet is dedicated to providing the art of ballet as a component of education and promoting cultural enrichment and awareness within the Southwest Florida community. For more information about auditions or the school, call Jeff Wardrop at 732-1000 or e-mail giving@naplesballet. org. Open 7 Days 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road Suite 1100, Intersection of Airport Rd. in Naples Walk Plaza, Southeast Corner For a reservation please call (239) 596-5600 LatitudeNaples.com Join Us for Great Upcoming Events!BIG GAME PARTYFebruary 5th on 9 TVs in the Lounge $85 per Person Includes Well Drinks, House Wine, Dra Beer and All You Can Eat! (Excl.Tax And Gratuity) Make Reservations Now!VALENTINES DAY February 14thSpecial Romantic Set Menu or Regular MenuLUNCH BUY ONE GET ONEMonday Friday 12pm -3pm
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 A Celebration of Dixieland Jazz by The Jazz Masters TICKETS: $15 PER PERSON OR $25 FOR TWO PLEASE CALL 239-213-3037 FOR TICKETS Saturdays, February 11th, March 10th and April 14th 1:30 3:30pm River Park Presents...River Park Community Center The Most Authentic Mexican Food in Town! Lunch, Dinner & Take Out! Pavillion Shopping Center 8971 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108239-431-6206Marco Town Center 1069 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145239-394-6555www.margaritassw .comFollow us on Facebook and Twitter for our daily specials 11 to 4:00pm 4 to 6:00pm 3 to 6:00pm AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some self-doubt shows up this week, causing you to question your ability to handle a new challenge. But you know you can do it, and this is your chance to prove it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A personal matter requires you to be as clear and forthcoming as possible in order to avoid misunderstandings. A career move is eased with the emergence of new facts. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of mixed signals can create an unreliable situation in which to make decisions. Best advice: Hold off on making any commitments until youre sure you know whats going on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An apparently friendly offer comes with some strings attached. Be careful not to get tied into something you dont really want. Thoroughly examine all your options before making a choice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) If youre not careful, distractions can interrupt your best efforts. Continue to focus on what you need to do. Youll soon have lots of time to enjoy the rewards of your dedication. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Knowledge replaces suspicion as you begin to learn more about that act of betrayal. On a lighter note, someone close to you might be planning a pleasant surprise. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Control your sometimes-overactive jealousy gene before you find yourself saying or doing something that you could later regret. Best advice: Stop obsessing and move on. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Its a good time to loosen up and do something wonderful and exciting before your more reserved nature resurfaces. A message brings news of imminent change. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Cheer up. Things begin to improve significantly by mid-February. However, you might still need help to get through the rest of this sometimesdifficult period. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Something you learned last week takes on new meaning as you begin to relate it to another situation in your life. Its best to keep this matter to yourself for now. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your energy level is climbing, and so is your self-confidence. Good for you, because youll need a good dollop of both to tackle an exciting challenge on the way. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A family issue might interrupt a career-linked project. Try to give the matter the attention it needs, but be careful not to jeopardize your workplace situation. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of reaching people that makes them feel good about themselves. You would be an excellent motivational speaker. SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES CD COLLECTION By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week:
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C11 Get Your Veuve On!Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour Every Friday, 5 pm until Midnight. Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | waldorfastorianaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice. Is it worth $10? NoAs with anything, Thomas tells his 9-year-old son Oskar, if you want to believe, you can find reasons to. So true, and prophetic. For surely if you want to believe in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a melodramatic tale about a boy searching New York City for the lock that fits his newfound key, you will find reasons. But when looking at it objectively, director Stephen Daldrys (The Hours) film is long, manipulative and obvious, a saccharine story that plays off 9/11 emotion and far too often borders on the preposterous. Thomas and Oskar have an interesting relationship that appears to be built entirely on lies. After telling his son New York City has a sixth borough and that Central Park was literally dragged into the city by locals years ago, Thomas (Tom Hanks) dies on 9/11. This leaves Oskar (Thomas Horn, making his screen debut) and his mother Linda (Sandra Bullock) understandably distraught. A year goes by. Still grieving, Oskar searches his fathers closet and finds a key in an envelope with the word Black written on it. Believing its another quest his father wants him to go on, Oskar attempts to track down every single home in New York City where someone named Black lives. Thats 216, by Oskars count. Hes determined and ambitious, but not to the point where he overcomes his fear of public transit. He admits he might have Aspergers, and its hard to think he doesnt. That Oskar is unlikeable is a combination of the way hes written and young Mr. Horns performance. As written by Eric Roth (working from the book by Jonathan Safran Foer), hes an annoying, inconsiderate brat who were forced to sympathize with because his daddy died on 9/11. Wed be jerks if we didnt feel for the kid. But this doesnt change the fact that hes odious and obnoxious, the type of precocious little snot that only his mother could love. Mr. Horn, who deserves a break only because its his first performance, never makes Oskar likeable and he never had a chance. Its dicey at best to tell an emotional story tied so close to 9/11, and its not that Mr. Daldry isnt sensitive about it, its just hard to see why 9/11 plays in at all. This story easily couldve been about a boy who loses his father in any tragic incident and goes about his quest. In other words, theres no good reason to use 9/11 here, and doing so is a cheap gimmick that plays off the still-painful emotions many Americans continue to feel about the most horrible event of their generation. Many articles about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close have had fun with its title, so allow me to conclude by doing the same: This movie is extremely long and incredibly annoying. Haywire (Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender) An assassin (Ms. Carano) is framed for murder and seeks revenge on those who wronged her. Theres some good action, but Steven Soderberghs directing feels half-assed and uninspired. Rated R.Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton) Ethan Hunt (Ms. Cruise) and his IMF team must stop a madman (Mikael Nyqvist) from starting nuclear war. The story is standard, but the action set pieces are outof-this-world good so good, in fact, that this is the years best action movie. See it in IMAX if you can. Rated PG-13.The Adventures of Tintin (Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis) An old enemy (Mr. Craig) stands in the way of a young reporter (Mr. Bell) and ship captain (Mr. 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. Rated PG. LATEST FILMSExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close CAPSULES >>Producer Scott Rudin discovered Thomas Horn when the youngster was appearing on Jeopardy Kids Week in August 2010. This led to an audition and Horn winning the role. You can see the 'Jeopardy episode on YouTube. k t t h d f danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd. GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY Enjoy Lunch on the River Mon-Sat 11-2DINNER 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! Sunday Irish brunch! Traditional Irish music in Tierneys Tavern every Sunday from 11 to 2 p.m. Grab a seat & a Guinness and join the fun! Bayshore CAPA Festival of the Arts presents entertainment for everyoneBayshore Cultural & Performing Arts Center presents a lineup of performing and visual artists for the Bayshore CAPA Festival of the Arts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, at Sugden Regional Park. Admission is free; on-site parking is $5. Saturdays headline performer is Naples own country singer/guitarist Casey Weston, NBCs The Voice finalist. She joins more than 250 area musicians, dancers and singers who will perform on two stages throughout the weekend. The weekend fun culminates in a rousing guest performance by the Band of the United States Air Force Reserve. Performing Saturday in addition to Ms. Weston: 8-year-old Sahara Brown sings the national anthem; the Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus; the Seacrest High School Chorus directed by Jodie Desalvo; Opera Naples Young Artists; the Rebecca Richardson Quartet with Dan Heck, Stu Shelton and Bill Peterson; the Dan Miller-Lew Del Gatto Quintet; and Frontline Bluegrass. Taking the stage on Sunday before the Band of the United States Air Force Reserve grand finale: Zofia Majewski, Opera Naples Young Artist, sings the national anthem; the Naples Klezmer Revival Band with Jane Galler, Arnold Saslavsky, Don Elmer, Jack Snavely, Rabbi Dan Friedman, Dick Johnson, Art Isenberg, Joy Spivak and Martin Cohn; the Barron Collier High School Jazz Band directed by Benny Bolden; the Inish Celtic Trio with Stephen Stadler, Roy Fairweather and Susanna Haslett; Jon Garon Casey Weston Lew Del Gatto
Purchase The Ofcial 2011 Art On The Lake Poster at the event. Proceeds benet ArtSpeakHelping Children With Autism 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, FL 33913 www.MiromarLakes.comAT MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUBWINNER #1 COMMUNITY AND #1 CLUBHOUSE IN THE UNITED STATES! Sunday, January 29, 201212 to 3 p.m. on the Waterfront Promenade at Miromar Lakes Fine Art Show Live Music Bistro Menu and Drinks Free Admission 012012-214Copyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Lakes is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. ON THEARTLAKE4th Annual01252612-2192012 Poster Competition Winner: Pastel Drawing of Miromar Lakes by Maureen Gerrity NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C13 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations. www.NaplesPrincess Cruises.com Naples Princess Naples P rin cess *Price does not include tax, service and port charges. No coupons apply.Lunch or Dinner on the Water.Early Celebration: Sunday, February 12th, 2012 Valentines Day: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 Dinner Cruise Includes: Double Entre Dinner of: Beef Tenderloin and Pecan Encrusted Tilapia Valentines Day Lunch, Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Tea Your See ear Romanb c Valenb net Dan The Band of the United States Air Force Reserve Frontline Bluegrass the Tir Na Nog Irish Dancers; West of Galway with Bernie Green, Stephen Stadler, Chuck Noonan, Linda Marie Macchia and Alan Norman Plath; the Naples Concert Band directed by Harris Lanzel; and Nashville-based guitarist Richard Smith, cellist Julie Adams and guitarist Jon Garon. The Band of the United States Air Force Reserve is comprised of 45 active duty Air Force members representing Air Force and Air Force Reserve initiatives worldwide. Their repertoire ranges from classical overtures through Sousa marches to Broadway show tunes, popular music, movie themes and patriotic favorites. The performances will also feature Naples High Schools Stephen Detjen and Naples High School band members. On both weekend days, the festivals juried art show includes works by more than 45 local artists. Food and drinks also be available from Del-Mel Jamaican Restaurant, The Real Macaw, Bamboo Caf, Moravelas Pizza, Freds Naples, Mongellos Restaurant, Ritas Italian Ice, Chick-fil-A and Old World Market. For more information, call 775-2800 or visit www.bayshorecapa.org.
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Reservations: (888) 456-3463 facebook.com/RealSeafoodCoNaples 8960 Fontana Del Sol Way, Naples, Fla. Feast on fresh, GULF COAST Black GrouperGrouper Fest!LOCATED NEAR THE TIBURON GOLF COURSELimited time offer until 1/30/2012 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C15 Theres no lack of questions in Doubt, a parable, presented by The Naples Players Feb. 1-25 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Set in 1964 in the Bronx, the drama by Patrick Shanley pits Sister Aloysius Beauvier against Father Flynn as she attempts to protect the students of St. Anthonys Catholic school from happenings that may or may not be what they appear. Or does Sister Aloysius have another agenda? Doubt offers a tough and timely examination of the line between gossip and truth, justice and compassion, certainty and doubt. John McKerrow directs the cast that stars Dan Lamey as Father Flynn. In real life, Mr. Lamey is the assistant pastor at First Congregational Church in Naples. Megan McCombs appears as Sister Aloysius, and Devan McGaughey is the young Sister James. Sonya McCarter portrays Mrs. Muller, the mother of the boy at the center of Sister Aloysius concerns. The director and cast will conduct an informal talk back discussion on the nature of doubt following the matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 5. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at 701 Fifth Ave. S. or by calling 2637990 or visiting www.naplesplayers.org. ETC Readers Theatre tickets availableSex, Lies and Audio Tapes is the varied theme of four short play readings that will be presented by the Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets for $10 are on sale now. The plays are: Fourteen, a comedy of manners by Alice Gerstenberg The Ryan Interview, a drama of change by Arthur Miller Airfield, a light-hearted jaunt by Bob Tucker a.m.: Open All Night, a comic playlet by Bob Krakower Natalie King is producer and Judy Turner-Meyer co-producer. Future ETC Readers Theatre performances are set for April 1 and May 13. For tickets or more information, call 263-7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org. Megan McCombs as Sister Aloysius and Devan McGaughey as Sister James Naples Players tackle Doubt Doubt>> When: Feb. 1-25 >> Where: In the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre >> Tickets: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org >> Extra: The director and cast will give a talk back after the matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 5. www.cinaples.com 4 Convenient Locations to Serve You! Enter to Win a Free Cruise(No Purchase necessary)Trendy Tours
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Two local authors have had nibbles (in one case more than a nibble) from Hollywood production companies about turning their recent novels into films. The writers, Suzi Weinert and Howard Giordano, have a few things in common: Both found a publisher through the networking opportunities at the Naples Press Club Authors & Books Festival. In fact, both have the same publisher, Naples-based Barringer Publishing headed by Jeff Schlesinger. Also, both have had the benefit of Naples writer and literary agent Carole Greene as manuscript editor. Otherwise, their stories are quite different. A new Los Angeles production company headed by Rob Goodrich found Mr. Giordanos thriller Tracking Terror as he was browsing publishers websites for viable properties. When he found, on the Barringer site, the description of a brand new novel that involves a terrorist plan to bomb New Yorks Belmont Park racetrack during the running of the prestigious Belmont Stakes, he and his associates had to take a closer look. One never knows what first provokes interest. In this case, says Barringers Mr. Schlesinger, it was the book cover that grabbed their attention. They loved the concept and optioned the novel. An option is a time-defined exclusive rights agreement that keeps a book or manuscript off the market so the option purchaser can move ahead with project development. In this case, Mr. Goodrichs operation is holding Tracking Terror for three consecutive sixmonth options. For Mr. Schlesinger and the author, its wait and see what comes of the process. The film rights have not yet actually been purchased; that will involve another kind of contract. But Mr. Schlesinger is optimistic. Its a matter of luck, he says. This is just what they were looking for. Mr. Goodrich and his team, which includes Naples partner Bruce Barone Jr., he adds, were greatly impressed by the depth of the main character in Tracking Terror. Mr. Goodrich has been connected with such recent films as Zookeeper, Never Say Never (the Justin Bieber docu-pic) and Adam Sandlers Grown Ups. Mr. Giordano is not surprised that filmmakers have an interest in Tracking Terror. I always felt the story, the scenes and plot, lent themselves to film, the writer says. Im a visual person, and when I write I can see the scenes as I form them on the page. There are some great graphic opportunities in this novel, and Im certain it would make a riveting movie.Already at work on his next novel, Mr. Giordano followed a career in advertising with the position of director of marketing for the New York Racing Authority (Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga racetracks). Later, he became president of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.He retired to Naples to find more time to writing. The move led him to participate in workshops at the NPC Authors & Books Festival. In the books acknowledgments, Mr. Giordano thanks not only Ms. Greene, but also James Robison, the novelist and short story writer who has for many years led Renaissance Academy writing workshops at FGCUs Naples Center. He also thanks his critique group that included locals Don Wilson, Linda Bilodeau, and Pina Olson. Coincidently, the room where that critique group met is the same room where Howard Giordano met Jeff Schlesinger. Has Naples become a hotbed of literary activity? Clearly, the dynamic of supportive interaction is alive and well here. A Hallmark movieSuzi Weinerts Garage Sale Stalker came out just over a year ago (and was reviewed last winter in Florida Weekly). Now the rights have been sold for its next life as an Original Hallmark Movie on the Hallmark Channel. Producer Jonathan Axelrod, best known for the Daves World series, and director Michael Scott will bring screenwriter Ron Parkers adaptation to the 87 million households that Hallmark reaches. These gentlemen all have strong track records in the industry. Mr. Parkers credits include the Joan of Arc television mini-series. In this case, Ms. Weinert, who lives part-time in Naples, knew somebody who knew somebody at Hallmark. The book worked its way up the decisionmaking chain, and the resulting TV movie is scheduled to air later this year.And guess who handled the negotiations for Ms. Weinert with Axelrod Ett Productions, which, in turn, has a contract with Hallmark? None other than Carole Greene, who also made editorial contributions both before and after Garage Sale Stalker was slated for publication.Though it will be clear that the movie is based on Ms. Weinerts book, Mr. Schlesinger understands that there is no telling what the films title will be. He intends to coordinate with Hallmark for marketing, and hes convinced that the film will add significantly to the sales of the book especially if he can arrange to use the Hallmark logo on an updated cover. Naturally, Ms. Weinert is hard at work on a sequel to Garage Sale Stalker, which Barringer will publish. Is there a Hallmark Original Movie series in the making? Its too soon to tell, but Hallmark has had many successful ones in the past: Mystery Woman, McBride and Jane Doe come to mind. Hallmark thinks the popularity of garage sales touches a wide audience, Ms. Weinert says, adding, Anything bought at a garage sale comes with a story, so possibilities for a TV series seem endless. With all the good news, including Janet Evanovichs Stephanie Plum coming at last to the silver screen this month, there is definitely a Hollywood buzz about Naples writers. MR. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C25 Y V O N N E H O U S E O F S H O E SYvonneHOUSEOFSHOES VILLAGE AT VENETIAN BAY 4350 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., #500262-2010 Nueva Trunk ShowSaturday, January 28th 11am-5pmIntroducing Spring & Summer Fashion by Nueva Door Prizes, Drinks & Hors d oeuvres The impetuous player who plays first and thinks later must occasionally pay for his exuberance. Bridge is not the kind of game you can play impulsively and expect to get the best results. There are simply too many different hands and situations where relying entirely on past experience may not guide you to the right bid or play. Take this deal where it would be very easy to go wrong. Lets say youre East and that your partner leads the ace and another club to your king. It is not difficult to recognize that West started with the doubleton ace of clubs and that you can give him a ruff. But if your thinking stops right there and you impulsively return a club, declarer makes the contract, losing only two clubs, a club ruff, a spade and a diamond. While you cannot know exactly what Souths trump holding is, you should conclude that if he has the K-Q of spades, your side will finish with no more than five tricks if you return a club at trick three. However, you should also see that theres a real chance of stopping the contract if you play the ace and another diamond instead of a club at trick three. If you do this, South can do no better than lead a trump at trick five, which you take with the ace. Now you give your partner a club ruff, and he reciprocates by giving you a diamond ruff to put the contract down one. You can then apologize to your partner for having failed to give him a club ruff earlier. CONTRACT BRIDGE BY STEVE BECKERA reflex reaction
To Book a Flight Today Call 239-850-3599 or Visit www.FlyAirEx.com When booking online enter promo code FW101 for a $10 discountOne discount per person. Not valid with any other oer. Expires 1/31/12 available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Back to SchoolHand Carved Weathered Fish SAVE $10.00on any purchase $50 or more.Must present coupon. Not valid on any other offers or discount. Expires 1/31/12.MORE INFORMATION AT HAPPYFEET.COMDO YOU SUFFER FROM FEET, KNEE, BACK PAIN?Gulf Coast Town Center I-75 exit 128Please call for exact location. Open 7 Days a Week! Sandals, shoes and medical grade orthotics that make you HAPPY starting at $59.99Home of the exclusive KENKOH re exology sandals. The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by like us on facebook www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 A&E WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 Tea, it is said, was first drunk by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung about 2737 B.C. Then someone in China invented a device that shredded tea leaves, making it easier to brew tea. But the idea of making tea in a cup instead of a pot seems to have begun in the 19th century when silver infusers were made to hold tea leaves. Infusers usually were small balls with many holes. The ball could open and close to hold the leaves. It was dipped into a cup of hot water a few times, then removed. Silver infusers became very popular in the late-19th century and silversmiths were soon making not just balls, but tiny silver teapots, eggs, lanterns, acorns and other shapes, some with elaborate embossed designs. These sterling teaballs with chains are collected today and cost from $100 to $1,000. The teabag was invented in the United States in 1903. It was a hand-sewn silk bag. Soon a machine was invented to fill and close a teabag made of special paper. Eventually, aluminum foil was also used for disposable bags. The familiar rectangular teabag was not invented until 1944. Today there are circular and pyramidal teabags, too. All of this has led to a variety of collecting choices for tea lovers. Some save free teabag tags. Some belong to groups that make folded figures from dried teabag paper. Some collect the many types of tea infusers made today, most of which sell for under $20. Another tea-related collectible is the spout strainer, a small hanging strainer kept in a teapot spout with a large hairpinshaped wire. There are also tea sets, tea cups and saucers, tea caddies, tea strainers, tea-caddy spoons, bag squeezers, spoon rests for used teabags, drip bowls and even a plastic disk that folds to squeeze a teabag. At a 1970s tea collectors auction, we bought teaballs and strainers, notebooks filled with postcards about tea, books, woodblock prints and advertising. We also have the original patent papers for the teastir, a perforated aluminum-foil rectangle filled with tea. One side becomes a handle to take it out of a cup. It was invented by Ralph Kovel, a tea drinker and collector. Q: I have a bed made by Sligh Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, Mich. What can you tell me about the company? A: Sligh Furniture Co. was founded in 1880 by Charles Sligh, who had previously worked at Berkey & Gay, another Grand Rapids furniture manufacturer. The city was a major center of furniture-making from the late 1800s until about 1925. Most furniture companies at that time didnt make complete bedroom sets but specialized in one category of furniture, such as beds, dressers or nightstands. Sligh was the first company to sell all the pieces needed to KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTINGTea time traditions date back to ancient China l f t p i u terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com This 1-inch-high octagonal teapot is a tea infuser, the inspiration for the teabag. It is sterling silver and would sell for about $100. It can be used every day. Just open the top and, because tea leaves expand, fill it less than halfway with tea leaves. Then dip it in a cup of hot water.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C27 KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTINGfurnish a bedroom in matching styles and finishes. The company struggled during the Depression and by 1933 switched to making desks, which cost less to produce. The company is still in business, now making home entertainment and home office furniture and accessories. Sligh bedroom sets were made in the 1920s and 1930s. Q: Back in about 1955, a Wor ld War II veteran friend gave me a small bronze sculpture of a horse mounted on a marble base. Its signed K Mobius near the horses rear legs. The sculpture, including the base, is 10 inches high and 9 inches from nose to tail. What can you tell me about the sculptor and my horse? A: Your bronze was made by German sculptor Karl Mobius (1876-1953). Artists who create bronze sculptures actually work with clay or wax. Then the sculpture is taken to a foundry, where a complicated process begins. A rubber mold of the sculpture is made, then wax is poured into the mold to create a hollow wax model that matches the original sculpture. A ceramic coating is then applied to the wax and the model is fired so the wax melts. The ceramic shell thats left is filled with molten bronze, cooled and removed. The resulting bronze sculpture is then ground and polished. The mold for a small bronze like your horse is usually used about 25 times before it wears out. In general, an original bronze sculpture the size and age of yours sells for about $500. Q: We own a large wooden picture frame with extensive gold-colored metal embellishments. We were told the frame was a Tiffany and that it hung in the Arkansas Governors Mansion in Little Rock during the one year (1927-28) John Martineau was governor. What do you think the frame would be worth if the story is true? A: We can find no reference that says Louis Comfort Tiffany ever made wooden frames. And everything he did make was marked in some way to identify it as Tiffany. It is possible that Tiffany & Co., the famous store, sold a frame like yours, but we think the store would also have marked the frame. The histories of some antiques and collectibles become garbled over the years. Still, a large, well-made and elaborately decorated period frame could sell for thousands of dollars. Tip: Attach hanging wire to a picture two-thirds of the way up the back of the frame. Be sure the wire does not show above the top of the frame when the picture is hung. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. Write to Kovels (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. FREE ADMISSIONOn Park Street alongside The von Liebig Art Center (just off 5th Ave South) (239) 262-6517 naplesart.org Art in the Park sponsors Our 55th SeasonNaples Art Association presentsArtist Images: Conary, Thomas, NeroSATURDAY FEBRUARY 4 10 am 4 pmOn Park Street beside The von Liebig Art Center Bring the family! On Saturday, enjoy the event, Nuts About The von Liebig, which includes make-and-take art projects and plenty of fun! Support local artists and enjoy live entertainment.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 9 P.M. T he Horsemen Cometh Journey with three renowned air show pilots as they attempt to tame the mighty P-51 Mustang and showcase its historic heritage around the world. FRID AY, JAN. 27, 9 P.M. Gr eat Performance Bennett Duets 2 Tony Bennetts second duets album includes Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, among others, and features the final Amy Winehouse performance before her untimely death. S ATURDAY, JAN. 28, 10 P.M. Last o f the Summer Wine An affectionate BBC comedy about people in the autumn of their years with a penchant for light philosophy and fullon slapstick. SUND AY, JAN. 29, 9 P.M. Mast erpiece Classic Downton Abbey Season 2 Part 4 In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna. And Daisy faces the severest test of her life. MOND AY, JAN. 30, 8 P.M. Antiques R oadshow Eugene Hour 2 A New England Chippendale cheston-chest; an 1846 map of Western America; and an early 20th-century Russian sword from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. TUESD AY, JAN. 31, 8 P.M. American E xperience Annie Oakley Although famous as a western sharpshooter, Oakley lived her entire life east of the Mississippi. A champion in a mans sport, Oakley forever changed ideas about the abilities of women, yet she opposed female suffrage. 9 P.M. American Experience Jesse James Find out why the story of Jesse James is more fiction than fact. WEDNESD A Y, FEB. 1, 9 P.M. NOVA Ice Age Death TrapVisit a unique site packed with the astonishingly preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other giant extinct beasts. This week on WGCU TV You are cordially invited to spend the evening with Trey Radel & his wife, Amy Wegmann RadelSupport Southwest Florida's Next US CongressmanTrey RadelFebruary 9, 20125:00pm 6:00pm Host Committee Reception and Photo Opportunity Heavy Appetizers & Open Bar Provided ($1,000/person Space limited to 25) 6:00pm 7:00pm General Reception ($100 per person) 7:00 pm Sit down dinner in Coach Shulas Private Wine Room with Trey and his Wife ($2,500 per person Space limited to 10) @ 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 For more information or to RSVP please contact Peter Simmons at email@example.com or 239-400-0545Trey Radel is a husband, father, an entrepreneur, and a champion of conservative causes in Southwest Florida. Now, Trey is running to represent and serve you in Congress. Trey and his wife, FOX 4 Anchor Amy Wegmann Radel, had their baby boy, Jude, in December. Most recently, Trey hosted Southwest Floridas premier conservative TV & Radio Talk Show Daybreak with Trey Radel. While he has had a successful run in the broadcast industry, Trey says his true test in life has always come in deciding to put his life on the line as an entrepreneur to start up new businesses, as well as a nonprot. In between working as a Reporter & Anchor on WINK News, Radel bought, expanded and eventually sold the Naples Journal. Trey and his wife also started US Forces Fund, a nonprot dedicated to helping physically injured soldiers. ey recently completed an addition on the home of a local soldier, who lost his legs in Afghanistan. Radel is well-traveled and trilingual, uent in English, Spanish and Italian. Looking to the future, Radel says, In 2012, its time to put more scal conservative, non-career politicians into the House. We will also take back the Senate and White House. Together, lets get the job done."About Trey Radel
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 C29 SOCIETY Celebrating with the Arlington at the Naples Beach HotelWe 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. Jack Gardner with Gayle and Scott Campbell Vicki Tracy and Peter Thomas Sue Lewis and Martha Kolander Ilona Hirschmann and Maxine Pschibul Richard Parlier John and Carol Curran BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969Check Out Our New Location! Naples City Improv Tony Moschetto Funny Bizness Comedy at The Pub Dinner Dance Back by Popular Demand! (Must be present to win) in Naples! Neil Diamond Tribute Show Reservations a Must
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MYERS, FL(Gulf Coast Town Center) 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 466-8642NAPLES, FL(Coastland Center) 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 352-8642NORTH NAPLES, FL(Fountain Park) 7941 Airport-Pulling Rd Naples, FL 34109 (239) 596-8840 Dinner with a View 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.403.2000 Enjoy internationally inspired cuisine traditionally or alfresco, in a casually elegant atmosphere while overlooking stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.Serving Dinner Nightly from 5:00PM Thursday Happy Hour 5:00PM-6:30PM Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Agave Southwestern Grill, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 5983473: A blend of Northern Mexican and American Southwestern cuisines, Executive Chef Thomas Riemans menu puts a sophisticated spin on humble, homespun food the likes of which hasnt previously been seen in Southwest Florida. Brought to us by the folks behind Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs, Agave is a great concept executed with panache. The restaurant pays tribute to the agave plant with 200 varieties of tequila, which can be ordered in flights so you can compare; for those less inclined to take it straight, there are delicious fruit-and-herb-infused margaritas. Tortillas are pressed in-house, and sumptuous guacamole is turned out tableside with your choice of ingredients such as roasted garlic, queso fresco and bacon. From a quickly marinated seafood ceviche to a slowly simmered poblano mole, dishes highlight flavorful ingredients and skillful cooking while never sacrificing authenticity. We only scratched the surface of the far-reaching menu and eagerly await a chance to return. Reservations are strongly recommended. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Buffalo Chips, 26620 Old 41 Road N., Bonita Springs; 947-1000: If you judge a restaurant by its cover, odds are youve never patronized Buffalo Chips. But what the upscale dive, as its owner calls it, lacks in visual appeal it makes up for in homey hospitality and solid, wellexecuted food. The Buffalo wings are authentic (owner Al Greenwood hails from Buffalo) and exceptionally good, as are the fried green tomatoes. The grouper sandwich and buffalo burger were substantive and tasty. We preferred the fresh-tasting straight-cut French fries to the seasoned curly ones. The vast menu also includes pizza, barbecue, nachos, chili and more. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2011 Caf Lurcat, 494 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 213-3357: Despite its grand scale vaulted ceilings, oversized pendant lamps, sprawling dining areas spilling into the outdoors Caf Lurcat manages to create a sense of warmth with muted colors, light woods and white linens. Its the kind of place where you want to slow down and savor several courses of food and several glasses of wine though it will come at a price. ($14.50 for a single crab cake? Really?) The menu ranges from simple comfort food (pot roast or roasted chicken and grapes) to more complex creations (pork tenderloin with spiced cherries and couscous with toasted pumpkin seeds). Either way you go, you wont be disappointed. Even side dishes a mlange of English peas, sugar snap peas and fresh fava beans sauted in butter for us will delight. But be sure to save room for the signature cinnamon-sugar doughnuts or fried huckleberry pie. Dessert is not to be missed. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2011Hemingways Island Grill, Coconut Point, 8001 Plaza del Lago, Estero; 495-7240: With its lively bar and charming Cuban ambience, Hemingways Island Grill would likely attract the renowned author for whom it was named were he still alive. The dining room is decked out to give the impression of a courtyard yet has the blessed climate control of an indoor establishment. The aforementioned bar makes a dynamite mojito and the menu includes a mlange of island dishes. I can recommend Papas black bean chili (available by the cup or bowl), Jacks hurricane shrimp glazed in a spicy-sweet dark rum sauce, and a first-rate rendition of ropa vieja, slowly simmered skirt steak that eventually takes on the look of shredded old clothes (which is what the name means in Spanish). A nightly special of jerk-seasoned swordfish on skewers with vegetables was excellent, especially with coconut-mango sauce. The maduros fried ripe plantains were terrific. Service was pleasant and generally good throughout the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2010Latitude Fusion Cuisine & Piano Bar, Naples Walk, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 596-5600: Stylish and comfortable, Latitude resembles a wellappointed supper club filled with dark woods, oversized booth and sleek Art Deco touches. The open kitchen adds a touch of theater as well. The menu is a mix of comfort food and fusion fare, the stuff for which Chef Ross Peterson is known. From a selection of flatbreads, I liked the yeasty crust topped with lots of Portobello, goat cheese and caramelized onions. An Old World charcuterie platter had an interesting array of wursts, although Id have preferred more firm varieties and fewer soft ones. The Better than Nanas Kobe beef Bolognese was terrific, with a soulful sauce, lots of tomatoes, onions, carrots and herbs simmered for a long time with the ground beef and accompanied by garlic bread. Lovely, but not overly loud, live music and a well-chosen wine list enhanced the meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2011 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 1, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 Considering the plethora of restaurants in Naples not to mention its distinction as the site of one of the worlds most profitable charity wine festivals its not surprising that a tour company has sprung up to help devotees explore the citys culinary scene. Naples is full of people, both tourists and residents, who are interested in food and wine, says Elaine Osbond, owner and founder of Naples Food Tours and the former owner of Brambles Tea Room on Fifth Avenue. Spending an afternoon visiting local food venues and getting a behindthe-scenes perspective is an appealing alternative to playing golf or going to the beach. The three-hour tours are offered three days a week. Groups of up to 14 people board air-conditioned mini buses with a guide and make seven or eight stops, tasting something special, speaking to the proprietor or learning a local custom at each one. A tour might include visits to a French restaurant, a celebrated chocolatier and tastes of Southern barbecue and tropical fruit jams. In all, the tastings are the equivalent of a light lunch, Ms. Osbond says. The itinerary covers a variety of Naples neighborhoods and can be customized. On Saturday mornings, a shorter two-hour tour visits two local farmers markets with a tasting worked into the mix. The three-hour tours cost $59 per person; the two-hour tours are $35. Tickets are available through Zerve at (800) 979-3370.Naples signature cocktailThe lyrically named Coquito Mojito has won the competition for the Naples Original cocktail. The contest, which took place earlier this month at Stoneys Steakhouse, was open to the public and featured six cocktails made with artisanal spirits from the American Still Life collection. Mixologist David Ortiz, the companys Florida ambassador, concocted the drinks and consumers voted. The goal was to create a cocktail that would serve as the citys signature drink. The Coquito Mojito edged out Basil Lemonade by just two votes out of about 160 ballots cast. The cocktail is made with Dancing Pine Oak Cask Rum, coconut flavored rum, coconut cream, mint and fresh limejuice. The contest was sponsored by the Naples Originals, 35 local, independent restaurants. The victorious cocktail will be available at a variety of restaurants and bars in the coming weeks. Should you feel inclined to make one at home, an instructional video is available on Naples Originals YouTube channel. Heres the recipe:The Coquito Mojito ounce Dancing Pine Oak Cask rum ounce coconut avored rum ounce fresh-squeezed limejuice Splash of club soda Lime wheel garnish Coquitos (marble-sized coconuts), optional garnish Lightly muddle the mint in the coconut cream. Add limejuice and both rums. Fill with ice to the top and give mixture a long, hard shake. Pour through strainer into a glass over ice. Add splash of club soda. Garnish with mint sprig, lime wheel and coquito.Sea Salts sister restaurantSea Salt chef/owner Fabrizio Aielli has opened a second restaurant, Barbatella, just a few doors down from his original spot on Third Street South. Designed by GrizForm Design Architects of Washington, D.C., the new restaurant joins two buildings and has a sleek cocktail area with a copper bar, 1,400 plaster medallions on the walls and ceiling, long wood communal tables and deep booths, as well as a more rustic dining area with wood tables, brick floors and terrazzo counter, an open kitchen and copper-clad wood-burning pizza oven. Executive Chef Dario Leo, who also worked with Mr. Aielli at the Washington, D.C., restaurant he owned before moving to Naples, is heading up the kitchen here. The menu features a host of Italian classics. Barbatella also serves gelato, which can be eaten in the restaurant or can be purchased to go, just right for enjoying while strolling along scenic Third Street South. Its at 1290 Third St. S. and is open 8-11:30 a.m. for breakfast, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for lunch and 5-10 p.m. for dinner every day. Call 263-1955.In brief Martini Wednesdays at Waterside: BRIO Tuscan Grille now offers $5 Martini Night on Wednesdays, featuring select martinis available in the bar area only. Available 3:30-6:30 p.m. MondayFriday and 9 p.m.-close Monday-Thursday in the bar is the Tuscan Tasters menu, featuring small plates for $2.95. BRIO is at The Waterside Shops, 5505 Tamiami Trail N. For details or reservations, call 593-5319. Gyrene Burger Co. opens: Thomas Monaghan is best known for founding Dominos and Ave Maria University. Now hes venturing into the burger business, with the opening of Gyrene Burger Co. in Naples. (Gyrene is a slang term for Marine.) It serves two kinds of burgers no substitutions, drinks or sides. Both start out with two Angus beef patties, American cheese and bacon. The Deluxe comes with lettuce, mayonnaise and tomato; the Classic boasts ketchup, mustard and pickles. Either sells for $5.99. The flagship Gyrene Burger Co. is at 51 Ninth St. S. and is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. MondaySaturday. A North Naples location is in the works as well. Call 263-4110 for details or visit www.gyreneburger.com. Premium sweets for Valentines Day: Norman Love Confections offers limited-edition heart-shaped chocolates for Valentines Day. This years flavors include: Blushing Kiss (white chocolate with cherry, almond and white chocolate ganache); Bubbly Kiss (white chocolate filled with strawberries and champagne); Caramel Charm (milk chocolate filled with caramel and roasted nuts); Coffee Caress (milk chocolate with sweet coffee, kahlua and white chocolate ganache); Dreamy Love (milk chocolate with peanut butter, marshmallow and milk chocolate); Fiery Love (dark chocolate with chipotle and dark chocolate ganache); Five Spice Smitten (white chocolate with vanilla and five spices); and Red Berry Romance (white chocolate with fresh red berries and white chocolate ganache). The Naples chocolate salon is at 3747 Tamiami Trail N. Call 687-7215 or visit www.normanloveconfections.com. Restaurant closes: Pizzaiolis in the Collection at Vanderbilt has closed. CUISINEfood & wine CALENDAR Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Shelly Connors shares the secrets of making Vietnamese beef pho, a main course soup; chicken, lemongrass and mint salad; and coconut custard; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Saturday, Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Ave Maria Town Center: The second annual Sunshine State Steak Cook-off features teams competing for a top price of $1,000; $100 entry per team, with free general admission and $15 steak dinners with proceeds benefitting the Donahue Academy in Ave Maria; Town Center, Ave Maria. Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Whole Foods: Brandon and Andi Moss, the creators of Muse Gelato, will meet customers and serve their gelato and sorbet for 29 cents per ounce; from noon to 1:30 p.m., Whole Foods will hold its monthly block party, serving dishes in each department and letting customers vote for their favorites; Mercato, 9101 Strada Place. Monday, Jan. 30, Ristorante Farfalle: Chef/owner Mike Fattah shares the techniques of classical and regional Italian cuisine during a threecourse meal paired with wines; 21301 S. Tamiami Trail, Estero; 495-9912. Reservations required. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m., Naples Tomato: Learn how to make mozzarella and burrata while enjoying wine and light refreshments and take home a pound of mozzarella; $35, 14700 Tamiami Trail N; 598-9800.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Marco Island Farmers Market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Government Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:30-11:30 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.-noon, St. Pauls Episcopal Church farm market, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples. 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. Food and wine lovers get tour of their own karenFELDMAN firstname.lastname@example.org SHANNON MAMMANO / COURTESY PHOTOBarbatella COURTESY PHOTOMixologist David Ortiz COURTESY PHOTONorman Love Premium sweets
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