DUITHE REAL COSTof aPaying the price for driving drunk COURT FEES$1,000$5,000LEGAL FEES$500$3,500RATE HIKE$500$4,500BAIL$100$1,500CIVIL CASES$310,000$13,000,000DUI CLASS$245LICENSE RESTRICTION$1,570$3,550Costs vary widely. Approximate figures do not include property damage or other fees and costs that may be incurred.BY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly Correspondent Its been called the $10,000 drink, the $10,000 drive home and the $10,000 mistake. Get convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Florida, and the costs quickly rack up, well beyond the $500 to $1,000 fines outlined in state statutes for first-time offenders. Factor in everything from towing and bail fees, court-mandated classes and insurance hikes, and the staggering financial toll could become the ultimate panacea for those not get ting the message from the constant bombardment of public service announcements and warnings from local law enforcement agencies. Laura Cavins story with Sheri Green is simple on its surface: the story of mother love. I always wanted children, says Ms. Cavin. When we lost the twins, we didnt give up. My goal was to be a great mom. That attitude bodes well for their yearold daughter, Brianna, and her three brothers, Derrick, Anthony and Cason. All were born about Mothers Day, last year. Those births turned tragedy to triumph. When Ms. Cavin, then 24 and a decade younger than her partner, tried to become a mother the first time, it cost both women heartbreak and sorrow. In 2008, she lost two sons after an emergency Cesarean section 24 weeks into the pregnancy. The day it happened, she and Ms. Green were briefly able to comfort their boys, and each other, before the boys died. Again the second time around, the partners sought the aid of endocrinologist Dr. Craig Sweet. And now to their everlasting joy, they A tale of two mothers: Same-sex couple fights to make a familySEE DUI, A8 SEE MOTHERS, A18 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 31 FREE WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS A26 NETWORKING B7-8 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C12 ANTIQUES C18 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. Ready to goSecond Chance Cell Dogs trained by inmates available for adoption. A25 Bullish on beefFlorida ranchers savoring record prices paid for beef calves. B1 Music FestSee who turned out for first-time festival, and more events around town. C25-28 Click, Clack, MooCows that type corralling at the Sudgen for family fun this summer. C1
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FLOOR SAMPLE SALE SAVE50%OFFMSRPCOLLECTIONSFURNITUREON SELECT www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 COMMENTARY rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com World War II, which trembles in the wind while veterans still breathe on each planetspinning day, changed everything and nothing in China. Brutalized by the Japanese during the war, the Chinese entered the modern world under Mao Tse-tung by brutalizing themselves and their neighbors. Chairman Mao had fought the armies of the Rising Sun with a ferocity I doubt the Japanese could have anticipated. (The same was true of the United States Marines in the Pacific, whom the Japanese significantly underestimated.) He also fought proponents of democracy in China. Mao held little or no compunction about destroying any who disagreed with him if he thought he could. Although he died more than 35 years ago, Maos notion of living and leading, somewhat muted, carries on in current Chinese policies. Here is that notion, prominently evidenced in the stark and repeated punctuation of abuse scribbled out by recent Chinese leaders: Power is right. If you arent Chinese and even if you are and you have a big mouth, youre the enemy. Leadership requires telling the enemy what to do and say and making him or her do it. Leaders must employ either arms or money (vinegar or honey) to achieve their ends. Its an unsentimental and pragmatic view, laced with a self-promoting dose of cynicism about the potential of man, not to mention woman. Chinese officials historically and recently have killed, abused or ignored Chromosome X almost at will. Thats changing, of course, as the Chinese recognize that half their talent pool has been sitting on the bench. Even so, the Chinese do not appear to revere the individual spirit and soul in the fashion of Americans or, say, many Tibetans. But they do now revere prosperity and international influence. I was reminded of all this last week while watching the favorite sporting event of my late great Kentucky-born aunts, the Kentucky Derby. There, 165,000 American souls appeared in $10,000 hats and $20,000 dresses for the women, complete with square jaws and tanned, barbecue jowls over blue blazers for the men. The mint juleps my aunts used to sip were nowhere in evidence. Only the horses, the jockeys and the surgically restored females looked sleek at the Derby. Everyone else was fat, unlike the Chinese, who populated the toney YUM Brands television advertisements like a Cecil B. DeMilles troupe of dancing beauties. They appeared on my screen freshly scrubbed and glowing with health and youth in newly opened restaurants serving Kentucky Fried Chicken or Pizza Hut pizza or Taco Bell tacos on the clean bustling streets of contemporary Chinese cities. Nowhere appeared the image of a man who stood in front of a tank in Tiananmen Square. Nowhere did a threadbare Tibetan appear, either. The Chinese swall owed Tibet in 1959. Now they cant figure out what to do with a people so determined and resilient, so courageous and gentle as those still led by Tibets Buddhist leader in exile, the irrepressible champion of singular and eternal soul, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Nowhere appeared a mention of Chen Guangcheng, the courageous lawyer held for the last seven years and periodically beaten along with his wife and children after protesting forced abortions and other crimes by Chinese officials. Finally he escaped, making his way safely into U.S. hands last week, but we were tentative about embracing him. We were careful, we were measured, we were calm. Fattened by trade and obligation, perhaps two conditions I favor if theyre mutual, since they can harness a peace we were mostly passive in our rescue. About Tibet or Tiananmen Square, meanwhile, weve done little but watch and doze. We do applaud politely on occasion but not when a Tibetan immolates himself in protest, an act we probably cant understand. We continue to borrow money and to trade for daily comforts with the Chinese as if we were good friends. We are not good friends, however, and that fact raises some uncomfortable questions. What if our most dangerous enemy is not a terrorist with a suitcase bomb and an inhumane anger, but a baseball hat and a T-shirt? What if its a cell phone, an iPod, a tableware set, a flashlight, a pair of trousers, a shirt, blouse or dress, a set of tools, a handbag or shoes? What if our most dangerous enemy is our own comfort our own greedy desire to get something more for something less? It isnt just a national question, either. Its a Sunshine State question. How much do we like comfort at the expense of others? Floridas overall trade (exports and imports) with China increased by 27.8 percent between 2009 and 2010, at a total of $7.4 billion last year, according to a report from Enterprise Florida, the states economic development outfit. Of the nations ranking as Floridas top merchandise trading partners in 2010, China was third. And among those from which the state received imports, China was first. Imports (range) from travel products to electronic parts. Exports (range) from civilian aircraft to still cameras and flash devices. How nice for everybody. But under all that prosperity and trade lies Chairman Mao. Still. We can trade, but we must not forget. Let me look back at Mao one more time. He had a lot in common, perhaps, with Saint Louis of France Louis IX the great Catholic leader of two 13th century Crusades to the Holy Land. Not in casualty counts, though. Between 1958 and 1962, Mao probably coerced and then killed between 18 and about 33 million people to make the great leap forward, according to demographers and historians. Louis never dreamed of that ocean of blood. But like Mao, Louis was determined and not faint of heart. An ardent anti-Semite, he once offered this imperative for the treatment of nonChristians: Either convert them with the word, or run a sword through their bodies as far as it will go and send them home to God (thats a close paraphrase). For the Chinese, the word now appears to come couched in a quivering flex of economic muscle, with the sword still sheathed but increasingly visible. Looking ahead to the East
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe Lefts favorite bad statistic amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Archimedes didnt say, Give me a bad statistic, and I will move the Earth. But that was only because the ancient Greek mathematician wasnt familiar with the ways of Washington. An entire movement has grown up around the factoid that American women make about 80 percent of the pay of men. It is a reliable talking point of Democrats who insist the country is racked by a War on Women. A raft of proposed legislation purports to remedy the discrimination exposed by the damning number. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow recently wielded the statistic on Meet the Press, and reacted with shocked disbelief that anyone would question such a cold, hard fact, as if it were as incontestable as the circumference of the Earth. Never mind that the figure is crude and misleading. The latest data from the Labor Department say that women made 82.2 percent of what men made in the first quarter of 2012. Thats a considerable gap, but comparing all women versus all men is not particularly telling when all sorts of variables occupation, levels of experience, education, hours worked are in play. Women gravitate, Carrie Lukas of the Independent Womens Forum writes, toward jobs with fewer risks, more comfortable conditions, regular hours, more personal fulfillment and greater flexibility. Simply put, many women not all, but enough to have a big impact on statistics trade higher pay for other desirable job characteristics. The Institute for Womens Policy Research, a feminist outfit obsessed with the wage gap, published a study noting that twice as many women as men work in jobs with median earnings below the federal poverty line for a family of four. Unless all these women some 5.5 million were coerced into these positions, this fact alone shows how occupational choice influences the wage gap. The slogan that invariably accompanies the 80 percent statistic is equal pay for equal work. But men and women get paid differently for different work. Warren Farrell points out in his book Why Men Earn More that the 25 worst jobs in terms of stress and physical demands occupations like sheet-metal worker and firefighter are more than 90 percent male. In general, men who are employed full time work more hours a day than women employed full time (8.2 hours compared with 7.8, according to the Labor Department), and women are much more likely to interrupt their careers to have children, affecting their earning power over time. With women now earning about 60 percent of bachelors and masters degrees, and reaching parity with men in medical and law schools, it stands to reason that the wage gap will narrow, even if it doesnt disappear. A study by a research organization called Reach Advisors shows that single women in their 20s make 105 percent of single men in their 20s in urban areas, and 120 percent in certain cities with a heavily knowledge-driven employment base. These women must not realize that they will never make their way in the workplace without Congress somehow acting to ensure equal pay. In the end, the reality doesnt matter. A bad statistic never dies. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The real Mad Men: Following the money behind TV political adsMay Day, Murdoch and the murder of Milly Dowler. What do they have to do with the 2012 U.S. general election? This years election will undoubtedly be the most expensive in U.S. history, with some projections topping $5 billion. Not only has the amount of spending increased, but its nature has as well, following the 2010 U.S. Supreme Courts Citizens United ruling, which allows unlimited spending by corporations, unions and so-called super PACs, all under the banner of free speech. This campaign season will unfold amidst a resurgent Occupy Wall Street movement, challenging corporate power, launched globally on May 1, the same day the British Parliament released a report on Rupert Murdochs media empire, charging that he is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company. Now more than ever, people should heed the advice of the famous Watergate source, Deep Throat: Follow the money. Most money in our elections goes to TV stations to run political advertisements. According to writers Robert McChesney and John Nichols in the Monthly Review, the amount of political ad spending is skyrocketing, such that, factoring for inflation, the 1972 election spent less than 3 percent of what will be spent on TV political ads in the 2012 election cycle. For just one relatively small race, a recent Pennsylv ania congressional primary between Democrats, journalist Ken Knelly provided a comprehensive analysis of the local TV news coverage compared with the amount of political ads that ran on the same TV stations. Knellys headline says it all: hours of political ads (and a few minutes of news). More than 3,300 ad spots were run on the stations serving the predominantly Democratic district. Lost in the hours of ads, Knelly writes, viewers got the very occasional news report on the race, which he said contained very little substance. How Knelly was able to probe these details is crucial. The Federal Communications Commission requires that TV stations maintain a public inspection file, and any member of the public can view it. Within the disclosures are the details of the political advertising purchases made, the amounts paid and what entity bought the airtime. Recent efforts have been made to compel these hugely profitable broadcast entities to publish these files online. The broadcasters have vigorously fought such efforts and, although they usually prevail in the industry-friendly halls of the FCC, have lost this battle. On Friday, April 27, the FCC voted 2-1 to require stations to transition from paper to online filing over a two-year period. ProPublica reporter Justin Elliot notes the files will not be provided in a standard format, and will likely not be searchable. Most of the major U.S. broadcast networks lobbied against the new disclosure rules, including Fox Television, one of the crown jewels of Rupert Murdochs News Corp. media empire. Murdoch received a stinging rebuke this week with the release of a British Parliament report on the phone-hacking scandal that has racked his newspapers in Britain. The scandal exploded in 2011, when The Guardian reported that News of the World reporters had hacked into the voice mail of 13-year-old murder victim Milly Dowler in 2002. While Dowler was still missing, reporters deleted some of her voice mails, which gave false hope to her family that she still might be alive. Journalists, along with both a judicial inquiry and parliamentary hearings, have uncovered a culture of criminality behind much of the newsgathering facade at Murdochs now-defunct News of the World newspaper in London. The parliamentary committee released its report this week, saying the Murdoch-controlled company stonewalled, obfuscated and misled and (would) only come clean, reluctantly, when no other course of action was sensible. The scandal also led to the discovery of bribery of British police officials, which, because News Corp. is a U.S. corporation, could fall under the U.S. federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits bribery by U.S. companies overseas. In response, the nonpartisan group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington petitioned the FCC to strip Murdoch of the 27 television broadcast licenses he controls in the U.S. While it is a crime to bribe a police officer in London, it is perfectly legal to spend $5 billion to influence the course of U.S. elections, and for powerful broadcasters thereby to reap enormous profits. The FCC is to be applauded for its new transparency rules. Ultimately, political candidates should have free airtime to present their platform to the voters. Until then, its up to journalists, activists and regular citizens to follow the money. 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.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 Wayne Smith was a POW, along with former presidential candidate John McCain, at the Hanoi Hilton in North Vietnam for more than five years (1,882 days) in the late 1960s-early 1970s. I have been mesmerized by his tales of the cruelty and inhumane treatment he and his fellow POWs suffered. I marvel at their capacity to endure and maintain hope, and I admire the fact that Wayne harbors no resentment or anger about his time in captivity. I have been proud to have Wayne as a guest on my show numerous times. Wayne was born in Richmond, Ky., in 1943. He was 2 years old when his father deserted the family, forcing Wayne, his older sister and their mother to move in with his grandparents on their farm. His mother worked as a clerk at JCPenney, scraping together the $20 per semester it took to send her children to Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College (now Eastern Kentucky University) training school for grades 1-8. With financial help from the womens club in town, Wayne took piano lessons and became an accomplished classical pianist. In high school, he excelled in varsity basketball and football. Wayne graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1965. He and his wife of 45 years, Jean, were married just before he was sent to Southeast Asia (the first wedding anniversary they were able to spend together was their eighth). On Jan. 18, 1968, while on his 90th mission, Wayne was shot down and captured. We survived because we supported each other, even though communication was a huge challenge, he says about his time in captivity. When failed attempts of escape led to fatalities, the senior ranking officers ordered no more attempts at escape. Instead, they set forth a vision for the POWs to follow: We will return with honor. We will be released; first the sick and wounded, thereafter in order of shootdown. Wayne returned home on March 14, 1973, and left active duty in September that year. He served in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard for a year then in the reserves until 1976. A successful business career followed Waynes distinguished service to our country. He retired in 1999 from MidAmerica Energy as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He had also been president and COO of BF Goodrich Chemicals and prior to that served as CEO of BOC Gases for the U.S., Canada and South America. Before entering corporate life, he piloted Boeing 727s for Eastern Airlines.Wayne and Jean moved to Naples in 1999. They have two children, both living in Naples, and two grandchildren. a m S v e m bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com PROFILES IN PARADISEA distinguished path from Vietnam POW to Naples retiree Talking points with Wayne SmithSomething thats been on your mind: The impossibility of balancing the national debt.Something your mother was always right about: Practice makes perfect (referring to my ve hours each day on the piano).As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A concert pianist or a cowboy movie star.First job: Loading hay bales on a trailer as a kid in Kentucky, usually in 100-degree heat, when I weighed around 80 pounds and the bales weighed about that, too.What makes you laugh? Sinking a putt after missing them all day.Skill or talent you wish you had: Hitting a golf ball long and straight.Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: As a 12-year-old, I played Mozart concertos on the piano.Last book read: Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark R. Levin.Something youll never understand: Liberals logic that socialism works after history has proven it never has.Pet peeve: Knowing that about 50 percent of adult working Americans pay no income taxes. Next vacation destination: The Plantation course at The Ritz-Carlton, Oahu. 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. What are you most proud of? Being a part of producing two great kids. What the Paradise Coast really needs: October-May weather with some afternoon showers year round.Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: Everything but the occasional hurricane threat. What you miss about the Paradise Coast when youre away: I dont leave very often. Why would I?
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles estimates a first-time offense costs $8,000 but the consensus among Southwest Florida experts who deal daily with DUI places the price tag at $10,000 not including property damage and even more for multiple offenders. Sound stiff? Its meant to be. DUI is considered a serious offense in Florida. And those are just the criminal charges. Fort Myers law firm Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner has won $310,000 and $13 million civil suits against drunk drivers, the latter on behalf of parents involved in an accident that seriously injured them and killed their two young sons. I always tell people its cheaper to hire a limousine to take them home than face a DUI, says Scott Weinberg, an associate with the Punta Gorda office of Brown, Suarez & Rios and a former prosecutor. Yes, theres the public humiliation of being arrested for DUI and having your photo plastered on law enforcement and media websites, but the charge one that carries a huge social stigma is also accompanied by hefty fees for those convicted. Some towing and bail for that go-to-jailfree ride in a patrol car are incurred before the first court appearance. Under Florida penalties, those convicted of a first offense are required to complete 50 hours of community service, face a minimum 180-day license revocation and must attend 12 hours of DUI school. They also face up to six months in jail (nine if a minor was in the vehicle) and up to a year of probation. A DUI is also a conviction with staying power: It remains on your Florida driving record for 75 years. A DUI arrest today is a lot different than it was 30 years ago, says Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron. Its a lifealtering charge. It effects your occupation, your employability. So many jobs require a valid drivers license. There are also the sheer costs of court fees and penalties. It was very rare in the old days that someone would hire a high-priced attorney to try to get it pled down. Engaging the services of a lawyer is often less expensive as long as the defendant wins his or her case or gets the charges reduced to reckless driving. With more than 3,000 arrests annually recorded by the Florida Highway Patrol and sheriffs departments in Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties (not including arrests by city police departments), DUI is big business for defense attorneys. Law offices throughout Southwest Florida emphasize DUI as their forte. The home pages of their websites often scroll a menu of cases theyve won. Our bread and butter is D UI, says Mr. Weinberg, who figures his office handles about 100 cases annually in Charlotte County. And most of us are guilty of impaired driving; we just havent gotten caught. You might be a homemaker, a mother of three at a party with your friends or have had too much wine for dinner. One thing different about a DUI is it affects someone who would never see the inside of a jail cell but they do because they committed the crime of DUI, says Lt. Chris Miller, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrols F Troop, which covers Collier, Charlotte and Lee counties. DUI affects all walks of life. DUI is a crime everybody in society has committed, says Mr. Weinberg. Officers are so afraid if they let someone whos borderline go, theyll end up killing someone. When in doubt, in my opinion, they arrest. Something to consider, whether attending a backyard barbecue, patronizing a favorite bar or just having a couple of cocktails at a friends house.The DUI economyDespite common public perception, law enforcement agencies are just about the only entities that dont benefit financially from a DUI arrest unless theres available grant money for DUI enforcement. When Sheriff Cameron took office in 2004 he reinstituted sobriety checkpoints and DUI education using existing manpower and without additional taxpayers dollars. We dont make money off of tickets. Thats part of the reason our funding is set up the way it is, says Lt. Miller. Even that DUI class isnt cheap. Enrollment costs $245, or more than $20 an hour, for the Southwest Florida Safety Councils mandatory 12-hour program for first-timers. The course, ironically, also delves into the costs of the crime, says Linda Dundee, executive director of the private, nonprofit organization, which offers classes within the 20th Judicial Circuit that includes Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties. What they dont always realize is the cost of being without a license and paying for a taxi or a friend to drive them around, she says. The initial court charges are bad enough, but they can also lose their jobs, have to pay restitution or repair a wrecked car. We used to talk about the $7,000 DUI but now its well beyond that. The safety council teaches the classes, which must be completed before drivers license reinstatement, to about 3,500 annually within its five-county region. During the last year, more than 2,200 were first-time offenders; about 1,000 were level two, those with a least two DUI convictions, says Ms. Dundee. The enrollment fee also covers a 60-minute substance abuse evaluation. The results can determine if mandated inpatient or outpatient counseling or treatment is needed, racking up additional expenses. Were also seeing more cases of prescription medication abuse, says Ms. Dundee. Its definitely a problem. Multiple offenders pay a $385 enrollment fee for the councils 21-hour class and can work with the organizations special supervision services program to acquire a restricted license. In addition to proving theyve abstained from drugs or alcohol for a year, participants are required to attend 30to 60-minute monthly sessions, pay more than $250 to enroll in the program and $55 a month for the duration of the restricted license anywhere from two to five years, or $1,320 to $3,300. Depending on the circumstances of a DUI a minor was in the vehicle or blood alcohol was 0.20 a judge might also order an ignition interlock for some first-time offenders. The device operates much like a breathalyzer, requiring drivers to blow into a tube before the car will start. The price tag? As much as $170 for the installation and initial deposit and a $67.50 monthly monitoring and calibration fee, the latter racking up another $405 for six month (the max-DUIFrom page 1
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Treatments could be as simple as modications in your diet or uid intake to simple medications or over-the-counter supplements and even exercise. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit www. SpecialistsInUrology .c om or call 239-495-3000. BONITA SPRINGS www. SpecialistsInUrology .com (239) 495-3000 Nocturia Q&A imum for a first-time offender) and at least $1 ,620 f or the two-year minimum mandated for some secondand thirdtime convictions. A judge may also require a DUI offender to attend Mothers Against Drunk Drivers victim impact panel. The program attracts about 80 to 100 people monthly and costs $20 to attend, according to Brenda Gellinger, the community action site leader and a senior services advocate with the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Theyll watch a video chronicling the lives of victims impacted by drunk driving and have the opportunity to ask questions of the departments deputy who trains the countys DUI officers. He always tells people there are two types of impaired drivers: those with a medical problem or alcoholism, and the arrogant driver who thinks they will be fine or not get caught, says Ms. Gellinger. If youre honest with yourself, you problem have driven impaired at some point. People just make bad choices. Many participants dont come willingly. A lot of them come in with a chip on their shoulders. They say its all about the money, she says. They dont consider the cost to taxpayers. Annually, DUI-related crashes cost $100 billion to society. Theres the officers and courts time and you cant put a dollar amount on lives lost and the people left behind.Time is moneyTheres also the time factor: Sgt. Stephanie Eller with the Lee County Sheriffs Office has worked DUI cases that have taken from one to four hours to process, depending on the cooperation of the arrestee, who may spend up to eight hours in a jail cell before being released. Court appearances, attending court-mandated classes and community service programs, and a 45-minute monthly recalibration for those with an ignition interlock devise not counting the time to reach ones destination also amount to a good chunk of time. And theres always the lingering possibility of jail time. State statutes give a judge the power to order up to six months imprisonment for first-timers; nine for a higher blood-alcohol level (the legal limit is 0.08) or if a child was in the vehicle. Add even more time if youve hired an attorney and plan to go to trial. Ideally we try to get the charge reduced to reckless driving, says Mr. Weinberg. The prosecutors office is reasonable; they realize everyone screws up sometimes. In the courtroom, the defense will poke holes in the arrest warrant and the validity of field sobriety tests, which Mr. Weinberg says are often skewed to failure. It takes money for a strong defense, says Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. Attorneys specialize in finding loopholes, contesting the calibration of the breathalyzer or even proving who was at the wheel if there are no witnesses. A lot of cases are pleaded down to willful wanton reckless driving for first-time offenders. It saves money involved in trials and courtroom theatrics by attorneys.Big money casesMr. Weinberg says five of his offices 100 annual cases go to trial, including one in April which the firm won. The defendant was charged with a second DUI after he was pulled over en route to taking a friend to the hospital following a bar fight. The officer said my client stared into space, he says. Hes schizophrenic. Mr. Weinberg says many juries can relate to those accused of driving under the influence. When you try major cases like sex offenders, a jury cant relate, he says. A jury is more favorable to someone charged with DUI; almost everyone has had two to three drinks and driven. Not so for civil jury panels, according to Bruce L. Scheiner, whose firm has successfully represented a number of victims of drunk or drugged driving. Jurors do not like drunk drivers, he says. They get angry at the fact that people drink and get into their car and cause harm to someone else. In the old days in the West, if you harmed someone youd put on your guns and shot them. Today were a lot more civilized bringing legal action to get compensated for a loss. One of the firms biggest cases was that $13 million it won in a Fort Myers drunk driving accident. It also recovered $310,000 for a Georgia woman who was injured by a drunk driver on Airport Pulling Road in Naples. Civil cases are filed after a criminal conviction, continuing the convicted drivers legal headaches years after the arrests. Plaintiffs have two years to sue in wrongful death cases; four in other DUI-related claims, says Mr. Scheiner. Civil cases are also less stringent; a defendants prior DUI convictions are admissible in court and the jury, says Mr. Scheiner, works together. They deliberate and talk to award special damages for medical bills, lost wages, future lost wages and future medical bills and the intangible: pain, suffering, loss and the inability to enjoy life. Its really a shame but drinking and driving is built into our culture, he continues. It emanates not only from people having regular drinking habits but in Florida we dont have good mass transit. Unfortunately drunk driving happens regularly. A lot of times its not just a mistake but the fact someone has a drinking problem and keeps drinking and driving. The cost of a DUI Court nes: $500 to more than $1,000 for rst-time offenses; $1,000 to more than $5,000 for multiple offenders. Attorney fees: $1,500 or more depending on the complexities of the case. DUI classes: Enrollment is $245 for rsttime offenders; $385 for those with two or more DUI convictions. Additional charges: Bail, vehicle towing, vehicle impoundment, biannual vehicle registration, insurance hikes. Ignition interlock: $170 for installation and deposit, another $405 for six months (the max for a rst-time offender) and at least $1,620 for multiple offenders. Restricted license/special supervision services: $250 to enroll in the program, $55 a month for the duration of the restricted license anywhere from two to ve years, or $1,320 to $3,300. Restitution: Repaying the cost of damage to property. Civil action: Recent jury awards for drunk-diving cases led by Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, $310,000 to $13 million. Time: A minimum of 62 hours for courtmandated DUI classes and community service, in addition to court appearances, jail time upon arrest, counseling or special services, if needed. It takes money for a strong defense ... A lot of cases are pleaded down to willful wanton reckless driving for first-time offenders. It saves money involved in trials and courtroom theatrics by attorneys. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 Goodwill Industries honors Breakthrough Award winners SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYA Naples man as well as a Naples hotel and a Collier County agency are among those to be honored at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Floridas annual Breakthrough Awards luncheon on Thursday, May 10, at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. Matt Davis, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort and the Collier County Solid Waste Management Department will all be saluted for their accomplishments. Goodwill assists people in our communities overcome their barriers and become more independent, explains Kirsten ODonnell, Goodwills director of public relations. This event allows us to honor people who have overcome their own barriers, and also gives us a chance to say thank you to the people who are involved in our programs and who support our mission.Matt Davis and The Ritz Mr. Davis has Aspbergers syndrome, a mild autism spectrum disorder that affects an individuals social skills. When he had difficulty finding a job, he was referred to Goodwill employment consultant Enas Bendeck by the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Ms. Bendeck met with The Ritz-Carlton human resources staff and together they determined the golf property in Naples would be a good employment environment for Mr. Davis. They werent concerned about his disability; instead they were concerned about what accommodations they could make for Matt to be successful on the job, Ms. Bendeck says. Mr. Davis began work as a steward, washing dishes and cookware at the resort. It was hard at first, after going almost two years without a job, he says. But everyones very helpful. When I started out here, I didnt know front from back, left from right, or where anything was. Everybody offered to give me help. I was actually taken aback because everyones so kind. Having a job completes your life, he adds. Youre a valued asset to society. When you have a job, you have something to look forward to every day. This is a job I look forward to getting up every day and going to. Along with being a top-rated golf resort offering luxury amenities and two Greg Norman-designed golf courses, the 260-employee staff of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort prides itself on its closeness, spirit of teamwork and family work environment, which combine to make it an ideal employer for people with disabilities. We call it our community footprint, Karen Hooper, director of human resources at the hotel, says. Its not about just providing a product for our guests. Its also about giving back to areas that are not so fortunate, looking to ways we can help the environment and partnering with agencies like Goodwill Industries. The resort values diversity in its employees, known throughout the company as ladies and gentlemen, who come from many cultures and backgrounds. Employees with disabilities also provide that same sense of diversity to the staff. Diversity is humanity, its like beauty, explains Vil Bissanthe, a resort stewarding supervisor. Diversity helps the team be a stronger team, and be a more successful team.Collier solid waste management While Goodwill Industries has been referred to as the original recycler because of its century-old practice of repurposing gently used goods, the Collier County Solid Waste Management Department is likewise committed to reusing and recycling to reach its goals. The two organizations began partnering on America Recycles Day in November 2010. CCSWMD provided collections of recyclables and hazardous waste, while Goodwill collected textiles, electronics and other items for resale in its stores. More than 17,000 pounds of materials and items were donated during that first event, and the two agencies have since partnered many times with more collection events and the addition of Goodwill donation bins at three of Collier Countys recycling facilities. Were both serving the community with essential services, says Dan Rodriguez, department director at CCSWMD. And we both strive to complete our missions through the reuse and recycling of materials. Other Breakthrough Award recipients being honored at the May 10 luncheon are Justin Winings of Cape Coral and Goodwill volunteer Janet Wilson, who has been involved in the agencys annual Festival of Trees for several years and has also assisted with numerous other Goodwill events. Special recognition will also be paid to the Florida Sled Hockey Association and Florida Eels sled hockey coach Ron Robichaud. Sled hockey is an adaptive sport designed to allow participants with physical disabilities to play ice hockey. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc. helps people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence through job placement programs, youth mentoring and education, vehicle assistance and affordable housing. Goodwill supports these programs through the resale of donated goods at its Retail & Donation Centers in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties. For more information, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. COURTESY PHOTO Karen Hooper, Matt Davis, Vil Byssainthe and Lucia Gonzalez at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
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This is an amazing couple, a very courageous, very committed family who won our hearts, our minds and our souls, says Dr. Sweet, speaking both for himself and the medical scientists and staffers at Specialists in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, his Fort Myers-based practice. For the two aging mothers, by 2010 it had become a case of now or never. So they decided that both would try pregnancy using Ms. Greens eggs and sperm from an anonymous donor. As the mothers lay in adjoining rooms texting each other with their fears, hopes and love, Dr. Sweet placed the embryos in their wombs. He and his patients were betting against the house. Even the best embryos in (Ms. Greens) age bracket might not implant, Dr. Sweet says. Statistically, only one in three transferred embryos successfully plant. Add to that a higher miscarriage rate for women in their late 30s, and the chances of success go down even more. Although each mother had a 27 percent chance of carrying a single embryo to delivery, statistically they had less than a 2 percent chance of bearing quadruplets, Dr. Sweet explains. But thats what happened. And now there are more diapers. More midnight calls to baby duty. More towels crowding the bathroom at bath time than most new parents will ever have to face. There is less shared time for the parents, too. On the up side, they point out, the partners do not wrestle with questions of race or religion. They do not pit marriage against divorce, fidelity against adultery, gentle consideration against abuse, or health against addiction all complications that can sometimes define traditional parenting. The traditional history of parenting is heterosexual, of course, and their history is not. But theirs is a history with its own troubles. Both native Floridians Ms. Cavin hails from Naples and LaBelle, and Ms. Green grew up in Fort Lauderdale they met and fell in love while studying to be physicians assistants in the middle of the last decade. Now, each carries on a fulltime career in medicine. But Ms. Cavins status as a mother remains legally tenuous. Although I have four children and Sheri has four children a lot of people say, Are these your two, or are those your two? And we say, There are no separate two. But unfortunately, the law defines it that way. In Florida, Ms. Cavin is not defined as a mother since the babies represent only Ms. Greens genetic material. So-called second-parent adoption, a status the couple is seeking for Ms. Cavin, is a touch-and-go affair at this point, says attorney Hal Eskin. Mr. Eskin has placed the Cavin-Green case before a Lee County judge. He estimates about 200 similar cases are now pending in Florida courts. Optimism for same-sex parents is higher than it used to be. Until September of 2010, case law and statute both said homosexuals could not adopt, he points out. While state statute still carries that prohibition, case law has changed dramatically. A gay Miami-Dade foster parent seeking to adopt a child challenged the statute successfully in court, Mr. Eskin explains, and then won in appeals court against a state challenge from former Attorney General Bill McCollum, who then dropped the issue. Thats ultimately good for society, argues Mr. Eskin. Additionally, notes Dr. Sweet, heterosexuals are no more successful as good parents than same-sex couples, research shows. Still, having a male role model will benefit the quadruplets, he says. Whether a father, a brother or a friend, its really important for their future development, he says. For the quadruplets, that primary role model is Ms. Cavins father. My dad sees Sheri not just as my partner, but as a third daughter, she explains. When we come in the door, its Sheri! Im like, What about me, Dad? Im here, too. All of which encourages Dr. Sweet, who has sometimes doubted the wisdom of such arrangements and carefully followed the literature describing them. The more literature that came out, the more it showed that these kids are beautifully adjusted, he says. Theyre just as healthy as those conceived in the back seat of a Chevy. And having two samesex parents in no way affects the sexuality of children when they become adults. Now the biggest challenges to the family are legal. The mothers have to maintain living wills and two health insurance policies, since Ms. Cavin is not legally a mother, even though she gave birth to two of her four children. Sheri pays almost $1,700 every two months for her family plan and I pay about $900 for my group coverage, she explains. If conditions were equitable, Ms. Cavin could carry the entire family on her $900 plan. But none of that defines the nature of things for Ms. Green and Ms. Cavin on Mothers Day, 2012. Instead, l ove, hard work and healthy babies are their mother lodes. MOTHERSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOMoms Sheri Green, left, with Brianna and Anthony, and Laura Cavin, holding Derrick and Cason, flank a memorial stone for the twins they lost shortly after Ms. Cavin gave birth four years ago. The 1-year-olds are quadruplets conceived from Ms. Greens eggs and donor sperm. Each mother carried two babies through a successful pregnancy.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 NEWS A19 Hit the links for area charities WCI will give a free round of golf at any of three of its golf clubs in Collier and Lee and counties to those who donate at least $100 to United Way/Harry Chapin Food Bank (proceeds will be split equally). Participating clubs are the Colony Golf & Country Club and Raptor Bay Golf Club, both in Bonita Springs, and Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. Donations can be made now, and foursome certificates are valid June 1-Sept. 30. Tee times can be reserved two days in advance and are based on availability for play after 10:30 a.m. Individuals may purchase up to two foursomes. Donations will be accepted through Sept. 14 and can be made through PayPal at www.WCIGolf.com. T2 Aquatics holds its second annual golf tournament Saturday, June 9, at The Quarry in Naples. Registration for the four-person scramble begins at 7 a.m. and the shotgun start is set for 8:30 a.m. The tournament will include an autograph reception with several USA Olympics Trials Qualifiers who train with T2 Aquatics, a year-round USA Swim Club and Racing Team based at the YMCA Norris Aquatic Center in Naples. Expected to appear are two-time Olympian and American record holder Katie Hoff, World Championship medalist and American record holder Elizabeth Pelton and PanAmerican Games medalist Erika Erndl. The complete T2 Aquatics Olympic Trials team will be in attendance. Tournament proceeds will go toward capital improvements to the YMCA Norris Aquatic Center, the primary host for numerous Collier County swim teams, including Barron Collier High School, Gulf Coast High School and the Community School of Naples. The center also welcomes more than 400 collegiate swimmers, coaches and support staff during the winter holiday season. Registration is $125 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, visit www.t2aquaticsgolf.com or e-mail email@example.com. First Baptist Academy tees up its 10th annual golf tournament Saturday morning, May 12, at Windstar on Naples Bay. Cost is $150 per person. For more information, call 597-2233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Royal Palm Country Clubs recent pro-am tournament to benefit Avow Hospice raised more than $40,000. The club has held the annual tournament since 1992 and to date has raised more than $850,000 to support end-of-life care in Collier County. The inaugural Sticks for Kicks to benefit Charity for Change raised $10,000 to support the School Giver Program, which teaches elementary school students charact er de velopment as they learn about and help 72 charities. Hosted by Vi at Bentley Village, the tournament invited golfers to use a p utter and tw o other clubs on the par 3 course. COURTESY PHOTOSAt Sticks for Kicks: 1. John Tenney, Kirk Kvetco, Mary Birr and Cindy Booker with "Giver," the Charity for Change mascot 2. John Maguire, David Schini and Joel Kessler 3. Howard Todd, Curt Todd and Jamie Admonius 4. Chris Steppi and Paula Jewell 5. Ann Richard, Alyce Chatham and Anthoula White 1 2 3 5 4
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 Velma is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in nine of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. Her Mind is Our Concern. DavidLawrenceCenter.org NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434After witnessing the unthinkable at 12 years old her mother shot at the hands of her stepfather Velma quit school and started picking in the elds of Immokalee to support her brothers and sisters. Velma remained upbeat and had a family of her own, but then experienced multiple, devastating losses and trauma and was diagnosed with a debilitating health issue. She felt suicide was the only way to escape her sadness, fear and pain. For her childrens sake, she nally asked for help from the David Lawrence Center. Here she found hope, healing and tools to cope with her mental and physical health problems by working with a case manager, therapist, and utilizing the Centers new, innovative telemedicine technology to meet routinely with her psychiatrist in Naples remotely from the Immokalee ofce. Sensational Smiles www.smilesbyrembos.com 2011 Voted Best Dentist Fifth Ave Mag Voted Best Dentist Sanibel/CaptivaALAN N. REMBOS, D.D.S., P.A.Northwestern University Graduate Implant Dentistry Fellowship Certification ICOI Gl&CD Comprehensive Dental Care in a Comfortable Environment! all treatment Win a shopping spree at thrift store All shoppers, and even those who just browse, at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in May can register to win a $100 shopping spree at the store. No purchase is necessary. The thrift store at 3196 Davis Blvd. is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MondaySaturday. Donations of new and gently used furniture and household items for resale are always welcome. All proceeds stay in the Naples area to help those in need with utility and rent payments and to provide them with food, clothing, furniture, bicycles for transportation, etc. From 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, interior designer Moises Tristan of Alpha Omega Construction will conduct a free class about enhancing a home with accessories and color. For more information about shopping at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, donating items for resale or attending the free interior design program, call 775-2907.
South corner of 951 and Immokalee Road Call 455-5496 to make an appointment.Built-out offices also available. Doctors Needed Dermatologist | Podiatrist | Ophthalmologist | Chiropractor, Etc.Pebblebrooke Center15205-15215 Collier Blvd., Naples, FL(239) 455-5496South of the corner of SR951 and Immokalee Road. Next to Publix. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 A21 Have a peek-a-boo at babys viewGet a glimpse it the amazing visual world of infants when the Vision Sciences Society and the Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University present What Babies See, a free lecture from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at the Naples Center of FGCU. Instructor Terri Lewis, a professor of psychology, neuroscience and behavior at McMaster University in Ontario, will dispel the myths and describe how to ask babies what they see. She will discuss how researchers use special eye charts to discern the finest detail that infants can see, how well they can discern color and detect motion, and even the age at which they might recognize their parents and grandparents. Knowing what babies see satisfies more than an intellectual curiosity. Understanding vision and its underlying mechanisms is critical for advancement of techniques to identify, prevent and treat eye problems. Ms. Lewis is part of an international think tank on new approaches to improving poor vision in adults. She has lectured about her work around the world and is frequently featured in the international media, The New York Times and PBS television shows. The Naples Center of FGUC is at 1010 Fifth Ave. S. Lecture attendance is free, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 425-3272 or visit www. email@example.com. Beach + sunset + yoga = blissTake a deep breath, bend, stretch and relax during a free yoga session at the incomparable setting of the Naples beach from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Instructor Christine Miles of Bala Vinyasa Yoga leads the all-levels gentle class. Bring your yoga mat, a towel, water and bug spray. Participants are welcome to linger after cool-down to enjoy the sunset together. Parking at 11135 Gulfshore Drive is $4 per vehicle. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or follow Leapfrog Fitness Community on Facebook.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 Everyone wins when records go electronicHealth care has entered the digital age, and none of us in this field will ever be the same. Digitalization of health care brings with it improved quality, better safety, superior patient satisfaction, clinical integration, population health management, provider alignment and enhanced value for insurance company payers. So important is our participation in this new environment that I will devote two columns this month to this critical subject. This installment concerns electronic medical records. Recently retired Chief Information Officer Susan Wolff helped to position NCH among the top 200 hospital systems in the country. We are now being advised by Helen Thompson, a fellow in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, as we continue with our robust partner, Cerner, the worlds largest health-care computer company. Over the next year, NCH will facilitate an electronic Health Information Exchange for Southwest Florida. Having networks of electronic records communicating with each other will enable timely exchange of medical data among providers, and it will save lives and increase cost effectiveness. When health-care providers use electronic records to receive the right information on the right patient at the right location at the right moment, all of us patients, physicians, employers and the community at large reap the benefits. In addition to patients receiving more accurate service when clinical records are available at the point of care, other benefits for them include: Improved privacy and security of personal health and medical information. Reduced likelihood of medical errors resulting from incomplete or inaccurate information. Improved doctor-patient communication and coordination of care among providers. Elimination of the need for handcarried and faxed transmission of health records. HEALTHY LIVING allenWEISSallen.email@example.com SEE WEISS, A23 Continuing ed for nurses at AvowArea RNs, LPNs and LCSWs can gain four continuing education credits when Avow Hospice offers a Mandatories Marathon session covering domestic violence and medical errors from 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Instructors will be Vickijo Letchworth of the Shelter for Abused Women & Children and Jill Peterson of Avow Hospice. Registration is $45 and includes a light dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Payment in cash or check will be collected upon arrival. To reserve a place, call 280-2299 or e-mail Mitzi Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blood center needs all types of donationsAfter a busy winter/spring season, the Community Blood Center needs to replenish its supplies of all types of blood. Donors can visit the following Community Blood Center locations:Naples: 311 Ninth St. N., on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza. Complimentary valet parking for all blood donors. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Call 436-5455.Bonita Springs: 9170 Bonita Beach Road, in Sunshine Plaza. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursdays and Fridays. Call 495-1138. For a list of Community Blood Center bloodmobile locations and times, visit www.givebloodcbc.org. Parkinson patients, caregivers supportThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds exercise, speech, dance and art therapy classes at locations in Naples and Bonita Springs for those who suffer from Parkinsons disease. Support programs for families and caregivers are also offered, and various opportunities are available for volunteers at PASFI headquarters. For more information about services and programs offered by PASFi, call Executive Director Ruth Hubing at 417-3465, e-mail pasfied@ aol.com or visit www.PASFi.org. The organizations headquarters are at 1048 Goodlette Road, Suite 201, Naples. TO YOUR HEALTH Smoke gets in your eyes (and lungs)Steps to stay healthy this wildfire season SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYAs Floridians, we may be biased when we say that Florida is the hottest place to live, work and play. Because of drier and warmer weather patterns this year, the probability of wildfires is predicted to be slightly higher than average, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Its vital to be conscious of the effects of smoke in case a wildfire affects areas near you. Smoke travels long distances very quickly and can easily spread over a few hundred miles, depending on the severity of the fire. Wildfire smoke can cause a scratchy throat or other health issues, such as irritated eyes and nose. People with lung disease, asthma, and children are generally most at risk, since their lungs are the most sensitive. The Florida Department of Health encourages these simple tips to help Floridians to stay on top of their health around wildfires: Check your local Air Quality Index. This can help you determine how much time to spend outside if there is smoke in your area. Pay attention to local air quality reports by listening and watching for news or health warnings about smoke. Air cleaners or air purifiers can help, so if you are in an area prone to wildfires, you should consider using one. They can greatly assist in maintaining good indoor air quality. Take precautions to maintain good indoor air quality. When the outdoor air quality is bad, it is especially important to keep your indoor environment clean. Avoid sweeping or using vacuum cleaners, gas stoves, candles, or anything else that burns. Keep doors and windows closed as well, and turn on your air conditioning. It is important to have air filters and to turn the fresh air intake off. Also avoid tobacco. This helps keep air particle levels lower inside. Make a plan. If asked to evacuate your home, be sure to plan to bring your important family documents (birth certificates, wills, and insurance policies) and valuables as part of your family disaster supply kit. The kit should contain enough food, water and supplies to sustain your family for at least three to seven days. Do not forget to include any medications or special items such as a first aid kit. For additional information on how to prepare yourself, your family and pets for disasters, visit www.floridadisaster.org. Use common sense. If you smell smoke, see smoke or even the fire itself, steer clear and stay indoors in a safe place where you know the air quality will be good. Talk with your physician now. If you know this season will be difficult for you, ask your doctor about a plan to keep yourself and family safe and healthy without any complications from smoke. Always follow your health care providers advice about taking medicines and following your asthma management plan if you have asthma or other lung disease. Call your health care provider if your symptoms worsen, and if you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. Since La Nia weather patterns are expected to continue past springtime, it is more important than ever to be aware of the likelihood of more wildfires and to have a plan in place so you and your loved ones can breathe easier and live healthier.
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Connie from NaplesNaples North Naples Bonita Springs www.ecof.comTHE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 Committee issues report cards for elected officials SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYEach year, the Greater Naples Better Government Committee evaluates elected officials on their performance in public office the year after their election. The evaluation is based in large part on the effort made by the officials to carry out their campaign promises. As a measure of this evaluation, the GNBGC has issued the following report cards for 2011. Fred Coyle Re-elected to the Collier County Commission after campaigning on a platform focused heavily on economic development. The termination of the county-funded Economic Development Council, the failure to develop, finalize and implement a successor economic development plan and the inability of the county to attract new business fell heavily upon the shoulders of Mr. Coyle as commission chairman. Also of concern to the GNBGC board was the litigation with the Collier County Clerk of Court and tension among members of the board. On the positive side was recognition of Mr. Coyles many years of service to the city of Naples and Collier County and his past accomplishments. Grade: C Georgia Hiller Elected to her first term as county commissioner. She was found to have failed in meeting her responsibilities as an elected official, especially when it came to publicly expressing her desire to not work with county staff, moving her office from the county administrative facility, and through her aggressive style and demeanor leading to divisiveness among the commission members. Ms. Hillers grade is based upon her public actions and record alone, since she was the only candidate for office in 2010 who chose not to meet personally with the GNBGC board prior to the election and during the evaluation process. Grade: Incomplete Barbara Berry After having served in the past as a county commissioner, school board member and teacher, she returned to the school board at a time when major decisions needed to be made. After having stressed her past experience during her campaign, Ms. Berry acknowledged the need to work together as a board while recognizing and listening to the concerns of the constituency served. The GNBGC board agreed that she proved herself to be a definite asset, especially when it came to her conservative approach to education. Grade: A-minus Pat Carroll Elected to her third term on the school board on a platform focused on the responsibility owed to the community by the school board and the importance of increased student achievement, partially through high school reform. Ms. Carroll expressed her concern about the school board budget and reserves but did not provide specifics as to how she would personally address the challenges and tough decisions needed in the future. Grade: B-minus Roy Terry Elected to his first term on the school board after having served many years in education as both a teacher and an administrator. His experience made Mr. Terry a productive member of the team; however, he appears to not recognize the role he, as a member of that team, can play in the decision-making process. Grade: B-minus Spring 2013 will see the issuance of report cards to public officials who were elected in 2011: Naples City Council members Bill Barnett, Teresa Heitmann, Dee Sulick and Mayor John Sorey. Membership in GNBGC is open to any resident of Collier County. More details about the 2011 evaluation process and the committee can be obtained by visiting its Facebook page. Renaissance Academy seeks teachers, course proposalsThe call is out for instructors and course proposals for the coming summer (July-August) fall (October-November) and winter/spring 2013 (January-May) classes at the FGCU Renaissance Academys 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. In Collier, classes meet at the FGCU Naples Center in downtown Naples, at Bentley Village in North Naples and at the Marco Island Historical Society on Marco Island. There are no advance degree requirements for instructors, who give single lectures or lead short courses in the following categories: art, business, computer instruction, ecology, environment, government, history, law, life enrichment, literature, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, sociology, medicine and U.S. and world affairs. The academy pays an honorarium of $75 per lecture. Those interested in lecturing can download a course proposal form from www.fgcu. edu/racademy or can arrange to receive one via mail by calling 425-3272. For more information, call John Guerra at 434-4838 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Got Download? The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Its FREE! Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
Transporting your car? U.S.D.O.T. #385723 You should have called American! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 A25 Honoring Armed Forces Day A Salute to You!Veterans, Reservists, Active Duty Military~and their families are cordially invited to an Armed Forces Day Appreciation Reception.Join us in thanking those who have served in all branches of our military, giving of themselves for the protection of generations of Americans.When: Saturday afternoon, May 19th 2 pm ~ 4 pmWhere: Ispiri Community Center, Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples (located just off of Pine Ridge near I75 Exit)Words of Welcome: Captain Wayne O. Smith, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Invocation: Chaplain (LTC) Michael Harper, U.S. Army (Ret.), Chaplain NCH Surprise Guest vocalist! with your fellow servicemen and women. This is your day of re ection, recognition and celebration! For any questions or to RSVP call: Lavigne Kirkpatrick at 239-595-0196 or email at email@example.comAbout Armed Forces Day Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine of what type of job was performed and the role of the military in civilian life. a day to honor and acknowledge Americans in the armed forces. Parades, open houses, receptions and air shows were held at the and is part of Armed Forces Week. Pets Are Wonderful Souls, a program of Avow Hospice that provides friendly pet visits to hospice patients and grief support for those who have lost a pet, will benefit from a special fashion show sponsored by Distinctive Women Magazine on Thursday evening, June 7, at the Ispiri community center at Avow. Puttin on the Dog from 6-9 p.m. will feature fashions for pets and people, cocktails and hors doeuvres, a silent auction and a keynote presentation, The Power of Love: Inspiration from Senior Dogs and Beings, by Veronica McCullion. Womens fashions will be by GlamourPuss and Queen Grace; mens clothing will be from Josephs Custom Clothiers; and pet fashions will be from Fergies Closet Doggie Boutique. Tickets for $100 per person can be purchased at www.distinctivewomenmagazine.com/events. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. For more information, call Deb Jonsson, PAWS coordinator and Avow Hospice public relations manager, at 649-3689. An evening of fashions and fun for PAWS at Avow HospiceThe Second Chance Cell Dog program is a partnership between the Collier County Sheriffs Office, Humane Society Naples and the Southwest Florida Professional Dog Trainers Alliance. Inmates are partnered with adoptable pups to train them obedience skills, after which the dogs are available for adoption. The newest Second Chance graduates are: Bonzai, a 6-month-old American pit bull terrier mix. Gorda, a 14-month-old Jack Russell terrier mix. Oreo, an 18-month-old black mouth curr mix. Turk, a 5-month-old St. Bernard, mastiff, Labrador retriever mix. To learn more about giving a Second Chance Cell Dog a forever home, contact Humane Society Naples at 643-1555. Second Chance grads ready for adoption BONZAI GORDA OREO TURK
We invite you to explore endless possibilities... with a Naples Grande Golf Club Membership. For more information please contact MARC FREIBURG PREMIER CLUB 7540 Golden Gate Parkway | Naples, FL 34105 | 239.659.3714Championship golf at Naples Grande Golf Club, an 18-hole, Rees Jones designed course spa therapy at the world renowned Golden Door Spa (located at Waldorf Astoria Naples) Professional instruction and play by Peter Burwash International pros at the Waldorf Astoria www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 4347480, e-mail Admin@ BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit www.BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com.>> Artie is a neutered, 2-year-old terrier mix who weighs about 25 pounds and has a wonderful temperament.>> Bo Duke is a neutered, 2-year-old coonhound mix who weighs about 40 pounds. Hes a bit shy at rst, but is happy to crawl into your lap when you sit on the oor with him. He is crate and leash trained and likes other dogs.>> Gemini is a spayed American Staffordshire terrier mix puppy who was born on Groundhog Day. She and her siblings are at the perfect age to start learning their puppy manners. She is well socialized with children and other dogs, too.>> Little Star is a neutered, 1-year-old tuxedo with beautiful golden eyes. Meet him at the cat condos at Petco on Naples Boulevard.Pets of the Week BY GINA SPADAFORI Universal UclickThis weeks column is an excerpt from the just-released book, Your Cat: The Owners Manual. To get the entire first chapter free, visit www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker. Nearly everything about your cats anatomy suggests her genetic heritage to hunt, and hunt well. Her feet are designed for silent stalking; her claws can hook anything and wont let go; her teeth are long, pointed and razor-sharp. So what do you feed a creature who is so obviously designed to fend for herself? Choosing a cat food should be simple business, but with so many options available, it can be tricky to find the right diet for your cats best health. Even after 30 years of practicing veterinary medicine, I have to admit I sometimes find myself a little staggered by todays pet food aisle. When I was a kid, we fed our cats in the barn from a 50-pound bag of generic, feed-store kibble. Now, I go to the grocery store that sells my own food, and see row upon row of dry, canned and even refrigerated fresh foods for felines something for every taste, dietary need and preference. As a consumer, its great to have choices. But you have to be able to sort through your options, weigh costs vs. benefits, and know how to compare to do your cat justice. After all, selecting a healthful, appropriate diet for your cat and feeding right-sized portions is one of the most important things you can do to ensure her good health and longevity. Knowing how your cats nutritional needs differ from your own may help put her very distinctive dietary requirements in perspective: Must have meat. The f eline s ystem is designed to depend on the consumption of other animals to survive and thrive. Unlike humans and dogs, who are omnivores and can stay healthy on a variety of diets, cats are strict or obligate carnivores. Just like their distant cousins the lion, the tiger and the cheetah, house cats not only prefer meat, they cant maintain good health without it. Pound for pound, cats need far more pr ot ein. A cat needs more than double the amount of protein per pound of body weight that a person requires. And even though we omnivores can meet our protein requirements with non-meat foods like dairy products, nuts and beans, cats dont have that luxury animal protein is the only kind that fulfills their nutritional needs. If a cat doesnt get enough protein in his diet, his body will actually break down his own muscle tissue to get the nutrients he needs. Cats sponge vitamins and amino acids from their prey. There are some nutrients that an omnivore can produce or convert from food that cats have to get ready-to-use from their diets. Unless your cat is dining on a whole, fresh vermin several days a week, you need to provide a diet that provides these nutrients in usable form. Many cats dont get thir st y. Cats are descended from desert hunters, and many scientists believe this is the reason they dont seem to have a strong thirst drive. In the wild, this isnt too much of an issue any fresh prey a cat would catch is mostly made of water. In a world of indoor cats eating dry kibble, however, this can become a big problem. Cats need plenty of water, whether they drink it directly or get it from their food. Without enough water in their diets, cats are susceptible to urinary tract problems. To help prevent problems with dehydration, make sure your cat absolutely always has fresh water available. A better solution is a pet-sized water fountain these encourage your cat to drink more, and more often. Your cats veterinarian is the best resource for advice on choosing a food thats best for your pet. Whether you shop for pet food in a grocery store, pet boutique or big-box retailer, your veterinarian will be able to point you in the right direction. PET TALESFeed your felineCheck in with your veterinarian for cats nutritional guidance There have never been more options in what to feed your cat. Your veterinarian can help you choose the best, no matter where you shop or what you can spend.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 NEWS A27 MUSINGS Ort in a nine-story house Rx firstname.lastname@example.org Playbill: He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he kept him as the apple of his eye, he instructed him. Deuteronomy 32:10 (James) Joyce built a whole universe out of a grain of sand. Salman Rushdie Teacher: Leave those kids alone... If u dont eat ur meat u kant have ne pudding. How kan u have any pudding if u dont eat ur meat... All in all its just another brick in the wall. Pink Floyd, We Dont Need No Education As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.... As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. Song of Songs 2: 2-3 His experiences included wellattested cases of levitation in ecstasy; and the Blessed Virgin appeared to him, comforting him with the welcome news that he would never be a Bishop. G.K. Chesterton re Thomas Aquinas Only you, Lord, only you. Thomas Aquinas response to a vision of Christ asking him what reward he would like for all his meritorious action All that I have written seems like straw to me. Thomas Aquinas, The Dumb Ox re the Summa Theologica If you were to squeeze me like a lemon you would get nothing more out of me... Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. Ludwig Wittgenstein Out, out, brief candle. Life is nothing more than an illusion. Its like a poor actor who struts and worries for his hour on the stage and then is never heard from again. Life is a story told by an idiot, full of noise and fury but devoid of meaning. William Shakespeare, Macbeth Script: Lights on to find Meme center stage, alone. Meme: Is there time to eat? After all, the show must go on. What are we having? Ox tail soup? My favorite. Angel or dumb ox: Who can know? All is ultimately unexpurgated. You cant be serious. Do we have time to talk? The tiniest spiders are invisible to the naked eye. Thats all I want to say. Metagrobolize. So Meme went looking for a bowl. For the soup. All of them were dirty. Most were cracked. Maybe a cup would be OK. Theeme enters, stage left. Theeme: Dont shoot the messenger: I would tell you what I saw, but I dont know how to say it. Meme yawns. Meme laughs. Meme smiles. Meme dances. Meme transmogrifies. Meme farts. Theeme: All right then. (Theeme clears throat.) As I was standing watch on the hill, I thought I saw the forest move. Punish me if its not true. (Theeme smiles and winks.) Meme: Liar and slave! (Meme takes a sip from the can of coke which has mysteriously appeared in the left hand. Then proceeds to chant poignantly.) Dunkin the dough, the nuts, the witches. Hole-y in the mid-section, holy lower, wholey holy. Is there time to eat the golden rod, the spoiled child? Swallow hook line and sinker. Holy watered desert storm. Theeme: Straw polls and lemon wax, Meme man! Your impersonalization of me is perfect. Apples to apples, as they say. You cant tell the players without a pogrom. Theatrical Review: This clear work of genius does not mistake a map for a sign or a sign for a raft or a raft for a feather un-caged and cagey, limitless and edgy. If it could be said, it would be said. To be or not to be continuous. Serviced with an olive twist: Please, sir, can I have some more? Lassie, come home. Your beauty is astonishing to meme. Deo gratias. Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.
House HuntingLive a life of luxury in a 4,000-square-foot villa in Terrazza at Mediterra. B9 The Care Mobile ClassicOn the golf course for a good cause, and more good-for-business events around town. B7-8 INSIDE On the MoveWhos going where, doing what. B4 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 SEE JOB FAIR, B4 in the know $1.00 $1.25 $1.50 $1.75 $2.00 Source: U.S.D.A. Price per pound for calves sold in the United States, March 2007 to March 2012: Florida cattle ranchers are enjoying the highest prices paid for their beef calves in recent history. The boom is being driven by shrunken herds and pastures in the Midwest, and an increase in demand for beef overseas, say ranchers and industry experts. The state, which ranks 11th in the nation in total beef cow inventory, plays one of the countrys leading roles in cow-calf operations, or raising calves for beef. The live calves are sold when they reach 400 to 500 pounds on average, then shipped to states further west where they are finished: fattened for slaughter. Some are then shipped in pieces back to Florida where the circle is complete when you fire up the grill and throw down some prime cuts and a few burgers. BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com CATTLEFLORIDATHE RISING PRICE OFFlorida is bullish on beef as calves sell at record pricesSEE CATTLE, B5 COURTESY PHOTOKnow how to work the opportunities that job fairs present BY BRENT OBRYANSpecial to Florida WeeklyWhether you have a job and are looking to make a change or are currently unemployed, job fairs can be a great way to meet with recruiters. But they can also be intimidating. With some job fairs attracting thousands of applicants, its important to arm yourself with a plan of action before you arrive. As a veteran human resources professional who has been on point at many job fairs, I have witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly in job fair behavior. I offer these tips and techniques for ensuring a successful experience.The good Knowledge is power Smart candidates research each job fair and decide in advance which companies are of interest to them. They then read as much as they can about those companies. When they arrive at the job fair, they have a short list of companies to connect with. A recruiter meeting with dozens of people in one day is much more likely to remember the applicant who took the time to do his or her research. Demonstrate aptitude Focus on how your experience can benefit a company, not necessarily how the company can benefit you. Presentation counts You want to stand out from the crowd in a positive, professional manner. Dress for the position you aspire to. Manners matter Its best to be conservative when interacting with hiring personnel. Never assume that Mr. Fred Johnson wants to be called Fred. Reference him as Mr. Johnson until he says otherwise. Link up LinkedIn is an ideal online network for job hunters. Many companies are using LinkedIn to research and find candidates. Many successful job fair applicants connect with their recruiters on LinkedIn after their initial meeting. Paper resumes rule Most recruiters are still would prefer a traditional paper resume they can read on the spot. Bring plenty of one-page, concise and informative resumes in a neat briefcase or portfolio.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 Acronyms describing elements of the very complex financial and economic world in which we live are becoming increasingly cryptic. In fact, casual coffee shop conversations about the topic might require an interpreter. Here is a review of the oft-used acronyms of QEs and TARP, why they came about, what they mean and a few related factoids that even a dedicated financial news follower might be surprised to know. First, the U.S. Sub Prime Crisis/Great Recession which had its beginnings in 2007 ( not really knowing when its endings will ultimately be) caused actions by both Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank to undertake extreme and controversial measures to avoid an outright collapse of the U.S. banking system and a full-scale depression after the total and/or near collapses of: Bear Stearns, Lehman, AIG, General Motors and a host of large U.S. and international banking/financial institutions. The Fed had been playing an interest rate accommodative role though out much of 2007 and 2008 but Lehmans failure (an unfathomed bankruptcy of a U.S. government bond dealer) was a crescendo that resulted in Congress finally doing a gargantuan something. Until then, Congress was leaving the problem solely at the Feds doorstep. The remedial legislation was the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, and its passage by Congress was extremely controversial. The program took the U.S. government deeply down the path of bailing out the private sector. Originally, TARP was sized at $700 billion with losses or non-repayments expected to total $300 billion. It was subsequently reduced in size to $431 billion out the Treasury door, of which $32 billion is the current loss estimate. TARP included assistance to: U.S. banks ($205 billion in preferred stock bought by the Treasury and an additional $40 billion in loans to Bank of America and Citibank, combined); the automotive industry, mostly GM ( $60 billion in all); and subprime poster child AIG ($68 billion individually). These monies went out the door lickety split. And, as fair is fair, it is noted that the banks have repaid almost the entire $245 billion total: $226 billion has been repaid; $3 billion has been written off; and $17 billion is still outstanding. Good news beyond that, $25 billion in profit is expected to be ultimately earned on the bank assistance money. Not such good news for AIG or the automotive industry assistance. (For the Congressional Budget Offices March 2012s report on TARP, go to www.sigtarp.gov) Now some other TARP money was a lot stickier and has not quite made it out of the Treasurys wallet and to its intended recipients. Of the $22 billion slotted for investment partnerships (i.e., government teaming with the private sector to buy distressed mortgages), all but $4 billion has been spent. As pathetic and as dismal as it sounds, the part of the TARP program designed to help homeowners was authorized for a scant $16 billion and only $3 billion has been spent. So, to be clear, the damage-or (perceived to be banks) got the Treasury assistance money and got it fast; the damage-ee (the homeowner) has yet to receive 80 percent of the $16 billion in intended assistance. The Treasurys Home Affordable Modification Program has been largely ineffective in preventing foreclosures. Treasury officials have suggested that several more effective, downstream, state-run programs that it funded were better at solving the problem. However, these state initiatives (including in Florida) have largely failed to get mortgage servicer support. Bottom line: Big government failed to help the small guy. Now, on to QE, short form for Quantitative Easing: any of a variety of unconventional actions taken by a central bank to stimulate an economy. For the U.S., the conventional monetary measures failed; in 2007 to 2008, the Fed had been lowering rates and injecting liquidity into the markets, but such was deemed a few buckets bailing a sinking Titanic. So in 2008-2009, the Fed started buying all sorts of mortgages and other assets to inject more capital into a system that was deep in recession. After the fact, this first round of quantitative easing was termed QE1. Size: agency debt securities, mortgage-backed securities and treasuries were bought until the Feds purchases were at a $2.1 trillion peak in 2010. Since then, the Federal Reserve has undertaken a second round of unconventional easing, announced in August 2010 after a rout in the U.S. equities market. As TARP and QE1 were ineffective to stimulate a sustained recovery, the Fed undertook the goal of bringing mortgage rates even lower and why not, as TARP money was not getting to distressed homeowners. Size: $600 billion in Treasury purchases. Everyone is now wondering when and if QE3 will happen and what financial market contortions it will entail. If the U.S. is falling back into low GDP growth (under 2 percent is considered to be a critical threshold below which the rate of unemployment rises), a QE action could likely happen. Those who believe the Fed does not operate in a political vacuum think it will be timed to be most beneficial to the administrations re-election bid. Certainly some citizens might be upset that the homeowner assistance never happened and wondering if big government can ever execute for the little guy. Some citizens might be happy that the banks have largely repaid and the Treasury might end up making a couple of pennies on its bank equity purchases. Everyone can agree that the Fed practices have morphed into too complicated to be easily explained. There is a substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options on futures contracts. Past performance is not indicative of future results. This article is provided for informational purposes only. No statement in this article should be construed as a recommendation to buy/sell a futures/options contract or to provide investment advice. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems.com. MONEY & INVESTINGA laymans guide to TARP and the QEs a c g i l e jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com
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Resume typos Typos and misspellings on your resume will undermine your ability to get interviews and secure a job. The resume should be an error-free showcase of your experience, skills and capabilities.The ugly Gum chewing There is no place for gum chewing or food consumption on the job search circuit. Hygiene matters Meeting with recruiters is not the time to forget to brush your teeth, take a shower or groom your nails. Enough said. Employment stalker Some applicants fail to recognize the social cues that the interview is over. They linger, or return to the recruiter again and again during the fair, or they send daily e-mails to the recruiter asking for progress reports. While follow up is appropriate, harassment is not. Follow up with recruiters you connect with at the job fair. Assemble accumulated business cards and link up to them on LinkedIn. Recruiters appreciate receiving a thank you e-mail, which signals interest in contributing to the organization. As an applicant, you need to develop a system of information on all potential job leads just as recruiters have to keep track of multiple applicants. Brent OBryan is the vice president of learning and development at AlliedBarton Security Services.JOB FAIRFrom page 1 Employee Recognition Susan Robinson, legal assistant to John Cardillo of the Naples law firm of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., was recently honored on her 35th anniversary with the firm. The first legal secretary in Collier County to be certified as a paralegal and certified legal assistant, she has also served as president of the Collier County Legal Secretaries Association. Board Appointments Randy Smith, CEO of Naples Transportation, Tours & Event Planning, has joined the board of directors of the Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance. Mr. Smith has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He holds a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Florida and started his career in sales with the Marriott Corp. and Motorola Communications. He has served two terms as a board member for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Visit Naples, is an alumni of Leadership Collier and serves on the advisory board for the Florida Gulf Coast University School of Resort and Hospitality Management. Attorney Shawn Seliger has been named president of the board of directors of Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit agency supporting Floridas 20th Judicial Circuits Guardian ad Litem program of volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children in court, the child welfare system and the community. Mike Soper and Jayne Tappe have joined the board of directors for the Voices of Naples community chorus. Both will serve three-year terms. Ms. Tappe will serve as treasurer; Mr. Soper is a member-at-large. They join Mariellen Lemasters, president; Jack Smith, vice president; June Ricks, secretary; and Arland Waters, member-at-large. The Leadership Collier Foundation announces the following new board officers: CJ Hueston, Corporate Dimensions, chair; Katie Sproul, Barron Collier Companies, chair elect; Jeff Fridkin, Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown, P.A., past chair; Jim Bloom, Collier County Sheriffs Office, co-vice chair, programs; Kathy Curatolo, Collier Building Industry Association, vice chair, leadership development; Lynda Waterhouse, Collier Anesthesia, vice chair, finance.New board members are: Debbie Curry, NCH Healthcare Systems; Lt. Col. Paul Garrah (Ret.), Golden Gate Hish School; Hon. Elizabeth Krier, circuit court judge; Kamela Patton, Collier County School District; Orlando Rosales, Media Vista Group; Aysegul Timur, Johnson School of Business, Hodges University; William Thomas, Collier Family Office; and Chris Vernon, Vernon-Healy Attorneys at Law. Public Relations Matt Mernin has joined Pushing the Envelope Inc. and is responsible for all web development, coding, design, and e-mail campaigns. Mr. Mernin has been working in graphic and web design for nearly 10 years and will soon graduate from Full Sail University with a bachelors degree in web design and development. Elle Young has been named program assistant for the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. She will assist with event coordination, outreach and communication to business and property owners, along with other BID activities. She began volunteering for the BID last year and assisted with the organizations visioning and focus group sessions and the execution of its Halloween and Christmas events. She was previously employed as the executive director of the Main Street Program for downtown revitalization in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. She has a business degree from Shepherdstown University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Interior Design John Tweet has joined the design staff at Ficarra Design Associates Inc. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and has more than 20 years of experience in the apparel industry. He launched a Boston-based interior design firm in 2007 and has designed home interiors from Marblehead to Nantucket. Engineering Jeremy Arnold, P.E., has joined the civil engineering department of Bonita Springs-based Waldrop Engineering. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he has more than 10 years of project management experience in Southwest Florida. Mr. Arnold joins Waldrop Engineering after several years at Barron Collier Companies, where he served as project manager for the Town of Ave Maria. Nonpro t Organizations Joan Larson has been named chief operating officer of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Collier Foundation. She joined the chamber in January 2009 as controller and was later promoted to CFO. She holds bachelors degrees in accounting and business from Hodges University and earned her CPA designation in 1996. Her community involvement includes American Business Womens Association, Boys and Girls Clubs of Collier County and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Real Estate Craig Jones has been named vice presidentmarketing for Premier Sothebys International Realty. She will oversee all aspects of the companys marketing divisions, including advertising, communications, creative design and strategic planning. She will also focus on marketing initiatives for new development projects for The Lutgert C ompanies, Premier Sotheby International Realtys parent company. A Naples resident since 2002, Ms. Jones holds a broker associate license and previously worked for Premier Sothebys International Realtys office on Broad Avenue in Old Naples. She consistently ranked among Naples top 20 real estate professionals. She previously held principal positions in advertising and management consulting firms in both St. Louis and New York. Her education includes degrees from Smith College, Washington University and the School of Journalism at Columbia University. She was a member of Leadership Collier 2005, a graduate of Leadership NABOR 2004 and the NABOR Rising Star Award recipient for 2003-04. She is also the first recipient of Gen. Colin Powells Neighbor-to-Neighbor Award. In her new position, she succeeds Brad Nelson, who has been named vice presidentmarketing for TTR Sothebys International Realty in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. ON THE MOVE MERNIN YOUNG TWEET LARSON JONES ROBINSON SMITH SELIGER
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Call for a Free Estimate 239-353-2178Ranchers, including those in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Manatee counties, say their calves are in some cases being sold for nearly $2 per pound at live or online auctions. That would be a record, said Steve Peterson, an agricultural statistician for the United States Department of Agriculture Florida Field Office. Mike Taylor, vice president of agribusiness with Collier Enterprises Inc., which owns herds in Hendry and Collier counties, said cattle prices are pretty much as high as theyve ever been. Heres the recipe for Florida ranchers good fortune: the cattle herd in the United States is at its smallest point since 1950, the USDA says, reportedly due to droughts and fires in Midwest states such as Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. At the same time, a weak U.S. dollar has allowed some foreign countries to be able to afford U.S. beef more easily than in the past, said University of Florida associate professor and extension beef cattle specialist Matt Hersom. Finally, combine those factors with a relatively stable demand for beef stateside, and a burgeoning appetite for juicy cuts of bovine flesh in countries with growing economies such as Turkey and China. (China) is like a bottomless pit, when it comes to buying beef, said Renee Strickland, who is in charge of international livestock exporting for Strickland Ranch and Exports Inc., which has herds in Manatee County northeast of Punta Gorda. China actually buys more cattle from Australia than the United States, she adds. Indirectly, though, that is helping boost prices here. While thats a blessing for ranchers, their overhead costs for necessities such as cowboys, fuel, seed and fertilizer has also risen. And what China giveth in terms of calf prices it taketh away in terms of overhead costs. They purchase such vast amounts of fertilizer, Mrs. Strickland said, that the prices here jumped sharply. I think seed and hay are the next ones I fear going up directly because of their consumption all those costs take a big bite out of what wed like to see as that profit. But its always been a dicey industry when it comes to making a profit, said Bruce Strayhorn. The Fort Myers attorney also headquarters his inter-generational cow operation on family land he owns in Lee, Charlotte and Hendry counties. The Strayhorns cattle brand is called Double Spade, and their ranch is affectionately known as El Rancho Notorious. Its history pre-dates the Civil War. Even at current record sales prices say you get $800 for a 400-pound calf overhead costs for essentials such as cowboys, veterinary care and fertilizer make entering Floridas cow-calf industry tough. Ranchers often produce citrus and other agricultural products because downtimes would sink a cattle-only operation. A ranchers burden is eased if he is fortunate enough to have land and cattle passed down for generations, Mr. Strayhorn notes. The business still has its downsides. You talk about headaches, theres nothing like cattlemen getting a call at 3 in the morning, I think your cows are out.At marketHigher costs across the board means consumers will pay more for meat in the supermarket. The rising cost of corn, which is used to finish Florida cattle once theyre shipped to Midwest states or Texas, is another reason beef is costlier. And more farmland in other states is being used to produce ethanol for fuel instead of corn. Customers are reacting in different ways. Most of those at Whole Foods in Naples are less concerned with price than they are with quality, said meat cutter Sean Constantineau. Hes observed shoppers who are increasingly interested in buying pasture-raised, grass-fed beef (the store buys it from Australia) because of its health value. Whole Foods ships in many cuts of conventional beef, raised on grass and corn, from Niman Ranch in California. Id say beef is easily the biggest seller in our case, Mr. Constantineau said. The stores offerings also include chicken, pork and buffalo. Gary Bailey, owner of Baileys Beef Country in Port Charlotte, said customers looking for excellent flavor love his Certified Angus Beef, a brand that he has agreed to sell exclusively. It comes from Midwest operations, but conceivably was born in the Sunshine State. A lot of people have cut back on consumption, so when they do eat beef, they want something that will chew well, he said. They want something that has flavor and taste People are also, I think, very conscious about what theyre eating and how much beef theyre consuming. Theyre concerned about where the beef come from, hormones, antibiotics and what their diets consist off. How much its all worthThe total number of cattle and calves in Florida increased by 5 percent from 2010 to 2011, to more than 1.7 million head. That noble herd was deemed to be worth $449,237,000, an increase of more than $57.6 million from the year before. This year it should be worth even more. But even as the value of hooves on the ground went up, cash receipts, or the amount that ranchers are actually earning from sales, edged off. Florida ranchers earned $499,237,000 in 2010 compared to $487,618,000 last year. The discrepancy portends a bright near future for ranchers, some say, because it means theyre holding on to more of their stock instead of selling it. On the other hand, that could also eventually lead to prices going down again. But thats a cycle ranchers whove been in the business long-term often for generations are used to. Sometimes when the price is good rather than selling youre not selling; youre thinking long term; youre thinking, if these high prices continue for a few years Im better off increasing my heard size, not selling my inventory, and Ill be better off in the long term, said USDA statistician Mr. Peterson. Were all trying to increase our numbers, said rancher Mrs. Strickland. Both she and Mr. Strayhorn find reason to believe prices for their cattle will stay up, at least for two or three years. One thing that bodes well is more and more land in Georgia, Alabama and Texas is coming out of livestock, Mr. Strayhorn said, attributing the shrinkage in pastureland to subdivisions being built atop it, as well as because of an increase in corn grown for fuel. A month for beefMay is a month to consider the virtues of beef, said Ashley Hughes, a representative for The Florida Beef Council. Thats because it is National Beef Month, as well as the first ever Florida Beef Month. The campaign to promote the incredible, edible cow is supported by ranchers: one dollar from the sale of every Florida calf or cow goes to the Beef Council. Our whole goal is when people fire up the grill they think about beef, Ms. Hughes said. We always try to emphasize purchasing value cuts of beef and knowing how to make the perfect steak so nothing goes to waste. She adds that its a crucial player in our economy, and always has been. Floridas half-billion per year beef cattle industry is the oldest in the nation, says Florida Memory.com. On ranches, calves are born from roughly November to April. Theyre nurtured for six to eight months and branding often occurs somewhere around the end of February. They usually ship out over the summer months. For being what most people dont consider a typical cattle state such as Texas or Nebraska, were very proud of being 11th (in total beef cattle inventory), Ms. Hughes said. And we love that we have fifthand sixth-generation cattle ranchers. While the tough, bony-looking breed called cracker cattle are a big part of Florida history, most of the cattle raised for beef here now are Brahman or a mix that includes that breed. Ms. Hughes suggested that, although they might cost you more at the supermarket, that doesnt make beef overpriced. Rather, the increase brings the price in line with what beef should be selling for, more befitting ranchers efforts as well as the animal itself. At least now theyre getting what they deserve, she said of the prices ranchers have been commanding. As for the cows, they get eaten. And Mr. Strayhorn says the ones born and raised here in Florida havent changed too much since, many believe, Spanish conquistadors brought them here in the 16th century. The typical Florida cow is a hearty beast which is very similar to what you would have seen the conquistadors bring over, said Mr. Strayhorn, describing it as a survivor That little beast is what my grandfather used to call an eating machine because theyve survived on not-great pasture. And you move them to West Texas and put em in a feed lot (or) you show them Colorado corn and they explode and its almost like a kid in a candy store. CATTLEFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOGuy M. Strayhorn, grandfather of local attorney Bruce Strayhorn, and cowmen working cattle in Lee County in 1905. Florida was once the second leading producer of beef cows in the U.S.
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The Public Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast Chapter meets for lunch and a program about Mastering the Art of Bragging on Tuesday, May 22, at the Hilton Naples. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be leadership and workplace coach Darcy Eikenberg, author of Bring Your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence and Control and founder of www.RedCapeRevolution.com. Reservations are required by Friday, May 18, and can be made at by calling Denyse Mesnik, chapter president, at 659-7303 or visiting www.gulfcoastprsa.org. Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing Professional of Collier County, PRACC, will hear from Mike Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, at its next meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Mr. Reagen will discuss Collier Countys Business Climate: Hot or Not? For reservations, call 436-2105 or e-mail info@PRACC.org. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to Business After Five from 5:30-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. The location changes from month to month. The May 16 gathering is at CJs on the Bay. For more information, e-mail Katie@marcoislandchamber.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 BUSINESS B7 NETWORKING The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Golf Classic at Quail WestWe 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. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Agave Riley Salmon with Kerry and Mike ShieldsStephanie Bell, Scott Reinhart and Kelly PfeifferNick Lesniak and Melissa Maddox Mike Hoffman and Amy Sedlacek Paula Kamberos and Gina Birch Angela Wilson, Lauren Kahn, Kristy Ertl and Michelle TumbriSHELLEY LUND / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 1 2 2 4 4 3 3 5 5 6 6 1 The Arthrex team: Don Shuler, Phil OQuinn, Steve Vandermeulen and Peter Dreyfuss 2 Jack Randall 3 Emily Watt, Sally Newi, Barb Burger and Dee McClay 4. Nora Kolmer and Becky Kwedar 5. Mary Johnson, Willie Gorke and Susan OBrien 6. Ed ColodnyCOURTESY PHOTOS You-Know-Who and Chuck Johns
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Construction set to begin soon on Vyne House at Talis Park Construction is set to begin June 1 on a new clubhouse, Vyne House, at Talis Park, the community off Livingston Road in North Naples formerly known as Tuscany Reserve. A multi-purpose village center, Vyne House will embody the new spirit of Naples luxury that developer Kitson & Partners envisions for the 450-acre master-planned golf community centered on an acclaimed Norman & Dye golf course. Designed with breezy indoor and outdoor spaces, terraces, courtyards and open living areas, Vyne House will be home to a spa, racquet club, fitness center and caf. The adjacent Great Lawn will offer a picturesque setting for events from wine festivals to concerts and movie screenings. Construction for Vyne House will encompass three phases. The initial phase will focus on the Vyne House Shops, inclusive of a deli, ice cream parlor, and caf. The second phase will be construction of a free-standing building that will house the spa. A sports training facility featuring tennis and bocce will replace the communitys existing golf studio, and the creation of a business center and new home for the golf club will round out the construction process in its final stage. Also this summer, Kitson & Partners will introduce three home collections for new neighborhoods in Talis Park. Prices will begin at $700,000. Sales will officially launch for Talis Park when its grand opening takes place in 2013. For more information, or to join a registry to follow the progress of Talis Park, call 261-6798 or visit www.talispark. com. Sales Center Open Daily 10-6pm I 13100 Plantation Roadwww.bellacasaluxury.com All dimensions are approximate and all oor plans are subject to change by the developer without notice. Prices, plans, descriptions, features and amenities are subject to change.LUXURY DECORATED MODELS OPEN DAILY off Daniels Pkwy & Plantation Road (239) 288-5117 $90sfrom the lowbrand new luxury units Location, Location, Location 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. Brokers Welcome the best OPPORTUNITY in fort myers Can NOW be yours TODAY! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 REAL ESTATE B23 Come see our gorgeous model home today. Open Mon Sat: 10 AM 5 PM, Sun: 11 AM 5 PM.Single-family homes from 2,062 to over 3,000 sq. ft. starting at $299,990. Single-family home designs ranging from two to ve bedrooms in this exclusive gated North Naples community DESIRABLE NORTH NAPLES LOCATION!Located on Vanderbilt Beach Road, east of I-75 and west of 951.239.514.2706*Offer only valid for rm and binding contracts between 1/1/2012 and 5/31/2012 with qualifying oor plans. Binding contracts must be submitted and approved by Black Bear Ridge Naples, LLC (Black Bear Ridge). Non-qualifying oor plans shall receive a $30,000 credit towards a Black Bear Ridge pool selection. The $30,000 dollars is based on current retail value. Black Bear Ridge is not responsible for late, incomplete or misdirected contracts. Black Bear Ridge shall determine and designate qualifying oor plans in its sole and absolute discretion; which is nal and non-appealable. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.A pool is included with every home purchase, a Retail Value up to $30,000* A POOLWITH EVERY HOME! Developer of the YearStockDevelopment.com Black Bear RidgeBROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. BLACK BEAR RIDGE DEVELOPED BY BLACK BEAR RIDGE NAPLES, LLC MEMBER OF THE STOCK DEVELOPMENT FAMILY OF COMPANIES. THE RENDE RINGS, DESIGNS AND OTHER DEPICTIONS MAY BE OF LOCATIONS OR ACTIVITIES NOT ON THE PROPERTY HOWEVER, ARE BASED ON CURRENT DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND ARE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ILLUSTRATION ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.When Quality Matters
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 B27 Jacki Strategos SRES, G.R.I., e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netwww.JackiStrategos.com Richard Droste Realtor239firstname.lastname@example.org Oversized corner lot, extended pool & lanai. 2,395 S.f. 3 BR/3 BA + den8836 Lely Island Circle $449,500 OPTIONAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP2nd Floor end unit with soaring ceilings. Top quality w/every detail. All large rooms 3 BR/2 BA + den. Mystic GreensLely $323,900 NO MANDATORY FEES 1,800 s.f. overlooking lake. Large kitchen w/eatin area. All large rooms. 2 car garage.HawthornesLely $254,900COMMUNITY CLUBHOUSE JULIETTE ANGELICCHIO DIXON239.269.5701 email@example.com Spring into Wilshire Lakes 4000 Treadwater Court Illustrated Properties 239.287.6732 239.370.8687 Style and value in one package! 4BR,3BA plus den, Windsor model offers formal dining and living room, updated kitchen,granite, newer appliances, large tile in living areas, large screened lanai with private pool and lake views! $480,000 STOP YOUR SEARCH! This is the one you have been looking for! Pristine 3BR, 2.5BA Oakmont has all the features today's buyer is looking for! New kitchen cabinets, granite, stainless, newer A/C, complete hurricane protection, screened lanai with lake views and more! $369,900 Tarpon Bay Condo available. Excellent amenitiespool, tennis, $159,000 TARPON BAY Capri villa 2 BR,2BA with new custom kitchen, 20 inch tile on diagonal, full hurricane protection, views of 3 bridges!! Furnishings Available. $289,900 Oakmont 3BR,2.5 BA with custom kitchen and custom pool, east facing lanai, quick closing available. $399,000 Under 100k!!! Small condo community with pool. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condofurnished for $89,000!!! PEPPERWOOD Popular Capri 2BR, 2BA, 2-Car attached garage and is just prefect for a full time residence or occasional vacation home! The villa offers tile in all living areas, protection, and a large screened lanai with private heated pool and lake views! $254,000 SOLD Capri with pool. 2 bedroom, 2 baths, 2 car and bridge views from pool area. $244,000 PENDING SALE PENDING SALE Pristine Pool Home! 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. OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASONABLE OFFERS. $465,000 NEW LISTINGCBIA hosts industry panel at Olde CypressThe Collier Building Industry Association hosts the 2012 industry panel, Real Estate on the Rise, on Thursday evening, May 17, at Olde Cypress on Immokalee Road. The program will provide an overview of all aspects of the building industry, from advertising to banking to real estate. Panelists include: David Gordley of IberiaBank; Chris Hall, Luxury Home Solutions; Mike Hughes, the Naples Area Board of Realtors; Richard McCormick, Pulte Homes; Pat Neal, Neal Communities; and Craig Perry, Centerline Homes. Al Zichella of KD Merick and Company, past president of the Florida Home Builders Association, will serve as moderator. Join the CBIA members, guests and industry panelists for networking at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Olde Cypress. Dinner and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. For reservations or more information, call 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net.
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The 36th edition of a beloved Naples tradition, the Great Dock Canoe Race, is set for Saturday, May 12, at Crayton Cove. The fun begins at 11 a.m. with the parade of boats outrageously decked out to this years Animal House theme in hopes of winning the $1,000 best-dressed prize. Four races in Naples Bay follow: Setting out in a splash at 11:45 a.m., the Tippycanoe VIP Sprint features canoes paddled by teams from local offices and organizations in a madcap dash through a 700-yard course. Two traditional races will follow on a three-mile course Ambitious Amateurs, with casual participants; and Next Generation, pairings of 12to 17year-olds with parents or guardians at 12:45 p.m. Practically Professionals, some of whom train year-round, will race at 1:45 p.m. Vin DePasquale, founder of the race and of the Dock and Riverwalk Restaurants, and Joe Klimas will once again emcee the festivities. J. DudleyThe 36th annual Great Dock Canoe Race makes a splash Click, Clack, Moo: TypeCows That BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Dolores Fetters (Cow #2) spatting with Hannah Killhour (Hen). Ftt(Cw#2)spattingwith DALLAS DUNNAGAN / COURTESY PHOTO The Naples Players prepare a moo-ving family production DOLORES FETTERS WANTS UDDERS. After all, shes playing the part of Cow 2 in The Naples Players upcoming production of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, and cows have udders, dont they? First she laid down an ultimatum. I said, I want to be a cow, but only if I get to have udders, she recalls. Then she tried persuasion. Ive been trying to talk (director Megan McCombs) into it, but she wont do it, she says. We decided we could not get into anatomical things, Ms. McCombs explains. As the actors stand upright, it would be right in your face. We chose to (make theSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION 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 Weird funFlorida Reps Irma Vep is filled with werewolves, vampires and lightning-speed costume changes. C8 Not so hotBook critic Phil Jason says Randy Wayne Whites latest Doc Ford adventure runs aground. C12 Boots & Boogie BashSee who stepped out for Friends of Foster Children, and more fun around town. C25-28 SEE MOO, C4 SEE CANOE, C7 COURTESY ARCHIVED PHOTO
Schedule your coolsculpting consult today! 239-449-8328www.RiverchaseDermatology.comComplimentary Consultations available at these locations: Fort Myers Spa Blue MD at Riverchase North Naples Spa Blue MD at Riverchase Downtown Naples Riverchase DermatologyNorth Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Marco Island 950 N. Collier Blvd., #303 Ft. Myers 7331 Gladiolous Dr. Cape Coral 1425 Viscaya Pkwy., #102 Settle the score with stubborn lumps and bumps like muf n tops.Show off the body youve always dreamed of. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSTurning an artist date into a real dateA few years ago, a good friend introduced me to Julia Cameron's The Artists Way, a New Age-y, pop-psychology guide to tapping into our creative spirit. Some of it I buy; some of it I dont. Which is perhaps why I gave away my copy a couple of years ago. But the funny thing about the information we need is that it circulates back into our lives. I keep coming across The Artist's Way in the strangest places, and after the last run-in, I decided to take some of Ms. Cameron's advice. One of her pillars for unleashing our creative potential is regular artist dates, mind-expanding expeditions meant to awaken our senses and help us reconnect with our inner child. (I know all thats missing are a lava lamp and rolling papers. But bear with me.) These outings are taken solo, so no one can distract us from our creative explorations. Ms. Cameron suggests visiting museums or browsing farmers markets or exploring bookstores. She says we can take a walk on the beach or collect leaves in the park anything so long as it pushes us out of our routine. For my part, Ive given artist dates a shot for the last three months. I like the alone time, and I like what I discover on my adventures. But it turns out my weekly expeditions might have an unanticipated romantic upside. My friend Mitch was the first to clue me in. When I told him where Id been spending my free time, he said hed been hitting up the same places to meet women. I always go by myself, he said. I check out the art, I listen to the music, I watch the show whatevers going on. And then? And then I see an attractive woman, I go up to her, I ask her something about the exhibit and the next thing you know, Im getting her number. I had to laugh. All that time Id been expanding my mind on my artists dates, men were cruising for real dates. In Calling in the One: 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life, author and psychologist Katherine Woodward Thomas tells the story of her friend Deanna, a lovely and bright woman who complained she wasnt meeting any men. (Deanna) has this idealistic notion that she should meet someone naturally while going about her day-to-day life, Mrs. Woodward Thomas writes. From her perspective. trying to meet someone felt too contrived. But eventually Deanna consented to attend a singles event and was pleasantly surprised by the bachelor s she met there. Afterward, she even put her profile online. This, Mrs. Woodward Thomas says in her book, is how you go about meeting a partner. Not by hoping hell magically appear, at the dry-cleaners, in the market, at a traffic light. But by going where other people go to find romance; by making yourself available. Love comes to us in many ways, she writes. We have no idea, really, how or when it will come. Perhaps, then, it might come at the museum, at the bookstore or at the concert. Wherever we take time to open up, to explore and, most importantly to try something new. artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 C3 Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique Voted Best Brunch in Gulfshore Lifes Best of the Gulshore. 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs | 239.390.3187 www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com Follow me on Twitter @AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian.Locally Owned and Operated.Join us for Mothers Day Brunch all inclusive buffet with unlimited Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar. -Angelina$70 per person $20 children under 12 ($50 without alcohol) Sunset Dining Beachside! 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34102 | 239.403.2000 Admire the breathtaking sunset and indulge in exceptional cuisine, nightly at Coast Restaurant. Your memorable dining experience awaits with the perfect sunset as your backdrop either on the veranda looking out into the Gulf of Mexico or on the beach, with your feet in the warm, white sand. For more information and reservations, please call 239.403.2000. Three summer musicals on tap for KidzActAspiring actors ages 8-14 are encouraged to audition for The Naples Players summer KidzAct musical productions. Try-outs will take place at the Sugden Community Theatre from 3-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, and from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, for Kokonut Kapers, Smokey Joes Caf and Teens in Tinseltown. Performance dates are July 6-8 for Kokonut Kapers, Aug. 3-5 for Smokey Joes Caf and Aug. 7-11 for Teens in Tinseltown. Appointments are required for auditions. Call 434-7340, ext. 10. Young singers invited to audition for Gilbert & Sullivan programOpera Naples will hold youth auditions for a production of Gilbert & Sullivans operetta Patience beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at ON headquarters. Designed for ages 12 to 25, the summer youth program is conducted in cooperation with Pamela Leighton-Bilik, director of the Gilbert & Sullivan international youth program. Registration is $200 per person. The program takes place June 15-24, with two public performances scheduled for June 23 and 24. Applications can be downloaded at www.operanaples.org. For more information, contact Robin Frank at 963-9050.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 characters) like a Ken doll: neutered. Ms. Fetters decided to play the part anyway. It was simply too good to pass up. Juicy roles like portraying a tapdancing cow just dont come along that often. If I didnt get a part, I was going to stage manage it, she says. I was going to do this show one way or the other! Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is based on the 2001 Caldecott Honor book written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. It was adapted for the stage by writer James Grote and composer George Howe. In Click, Clack, Moo, Farmer Browns cows discover an old manual typewriter hes thrown on the junk heap. (Hes just gotten an electric typewriter.) The cows are cold, so they type a letter to Farmer Brown requesting electric blankets. (How they learn to spell, I dont know, Ms. McCombs comments.) But he refuses. So they go on strike. Then the hens also request electric blankets, and Farmer Brown refuses them, too. So the hens also go on strike, and Farmer Brown is left without milk or eggs. It isnt until Duck gets involved that the matter is resolved peacefully. At the center of this, these are lovely little farm animals who are unhappy with their living conditions, Ms. McCombs says. They try to make this clear to Farmer Brown. He doesnt get it, so they go on strike. Thats very prevalent in our society of late. Whether the Tea Party movement or the Occupy movement, people seem to want to protest right now. So we thought this was a timely spoof of all of that. So does this musical teach children to protest and go on strike? Ms. McCombs laughs. We think the lesson is to learn how to communicate, which they do by typing, by writing, she says. They learn how to communicate their needs. They stand up for what they want and need and let their voices be heard. Its a democratic process, she adds. Theres voting involved.Theater for familiesClick, Clack, Moo is part of the Naples Players Family Theatre program: kid-oriented shows performed by adults. Itll run on weekends May 26-June 24 at the kid-friendly times of 2 and 4 p.m. This is Ms. Fetters first foray into a musical, and she says shes discovering its more difficult than she thought. We have a little tap number, and Im not a dancer at all, she confides. Im learning how hard people work when they do a musical. Im appreciating the dancing they do a lot more now. Tap-dancing cows! What could be funnier? says a bemused Ms. McCombs. It doesnt bother her in the least if her actors dont have a dance background or even consider themselves non-dancers. Youre a cow; you dont have to be Fred Astaire, she says. If youre not spectacular, its OK, because youre a dancing cow. Ms. McCombs, who was recently seen onstage as Sister Aloysius in Doubt, is director of KidzAct for The Naples Players. I have an innate understanding of silly jokes and schtick so I was unanimously chosen to direct the Family Theatre shows (too), she says. It was the songs in Click, Clack, Moo that first drew Ms. Fetters attention. She works in The Naples Players administrative office and overheard the soundtrack when Ms. McCombs was listening to it. The songs are swingy, poppy jazzy, Ms. Fetters says, adding she and Cow 1 moo in the first number. The duck quacks, the hen bawks. The songs are tattooed inside her brain now. They wont leave your head, she says. I go to sleep with the choruses in my head. I dream of them all night long. And I wake up humming them, theyre so catchy. They just wont go away. Though Ms. Fetters has stage managed many shows at the Sugden Community Theatre, the last time she was on stage was in the fall of 2008, in The Women of Lockerbie, a drama about life after the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Bonnie Knapp, who recently played a Nazi official in A Picasso, was also in The Women of Lockerbie with Ms. Fetters. Her role as Duck in Click, Clack, Moo is testament to her vast acting range, even though shes never performed in a childrens show. Ive never done a kids show before, so this will be fun, Ms. Knapp says. I didnt know there was a lot of improv in this. I feel like Im in a Christopher Guest movie. I hear he has an outline, and then everyone ad libs. We always put our own spin on it, says Ms. McCombs. We bring the kids up on stage. There are all kinds of funny bits we add to it that involve the audience and make it a lot of fun for the kids to participate in. We have little surprises as the play goes along. For example, Ms. Knapp, as Duck, narrates the musical and has a remote control she uses while telling the story. I can fast forward the action, I can do it in rewind, she says.Getting into characterTo prepare for her role, Ms. Knapp has been going on YouTube and looking up videos with ducks in them. Im getting in touch with my inner duck, she says. My goal on stage is not to be Bonnie in a duck costume, but to be Duck. The videos help, she says, explaining, I have to get that walk down, get those tail feathers a-shakin, those wings a-flappin. Were not ingnues, were farm animals, so theres always that sense of humor to the singing and the acting. The costumes will also help the actors feel more animal-like. We love the crazy costumes Dot (Auchmoody) is coming up with, says the director. Theres the crazy featherlike fabric that the fowl in the play are wearing, and the cows are in blackand-white overall things, and they have little ears that are suggestive of who they are. The hen wears high heels. Duck wears yellow Crocs. Ms. Knapp describes her Duck costume as a pair of feathered britches or pantaloons, and a bustle of more feathers on top of that. Apparently, the costume is so big, it would make even Kate Moss look obese. The costume triples the size of my ass, Ms. Knapp mock-complains. Would I even fit in my pond? But all in all, she concludes, Its fun being a duck. Its something different. Actors like being different. Im going quackers, she says. I guess Ill be seeing a shrink after this. MOOFrom page 1 DALLAS DUNNAGAN / COURTESY PHOTOSBonnie Knapp (Duck), Claire Skinner (Cow #1), Hannah Killhour (Hen), Dolores Fetters (Cow #2). Bonnie Knapp (Duck) trying to revive Bob Hill (Farmer Brown). Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type>> When: 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26-June 24 (no performance on Fathers Day, June 17) >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, Naples >> Cost: $25 for adults, $10 for kids >> Info : 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 968 Second Avenue North in Naples Monday Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 239.434.7115 Owned & operated by:Condential 24-hour crisis line: 239.775.1101 www.naplesshelter.org womens clothing, purses & shoes & shoes Plus, artwork buy one 50% Off, get 2nd of equal or lesser value for free! JUST IN! Over 600 pairs of brand NEW shoes! Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Theater The Boy Friend By Theatrezone May 11-13 at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or theatrezone-florida.com. The Breakfast Club By The Marco Players May 11-13 at Marco Island Town Center. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. The Queen of Bingo By The Island Players weekends through May 19 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 394-0800 or www.theateronmarco.com. Thursday, May 10 Free Film See The Last Station (2009, USA/Russia/Germany) at 2 p.m. at Naples Regional Library. Starring Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren, the film tells the story of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy as he renounces his title, property and family in favor of poverty and celibacy. Rated R. Free. 650 Central Avenue. 262-8135. Fabulous Faberg Style Matters International founder Cheryl Lampard discusses the coveted imperial Easter eggs at 2 p.m. at South Regional Library. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542. Just for Mom Kids can make a gift and card for Mothers Day at 4 p.m. at the Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive. 394-3272. Registration required at www.colliergov.net/library. Jazz with Jebry Sit in with Jebry and the band for a jazz jam from 6-9 p.m. at the New York Pizza & Pasta House in Riverchase Plaza. 1115Tamiami Trail N. 594-3500. Thursday on Third Live jazz, rock, folk and more music fills the courtyards and plazas of Third Street South from 6-9 p.m. Russian Culture Enjoy Music and Dance of Russia at 6 p.m. at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542. Jazz It Up The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents All That Jazz at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Friday, May 11 Blues, Brews & BBQ Enjoy a few of your favorite things at Blues, Brews & BBQ as part of CityFest from 4-10 p.m. tonight and from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Tin City. 262-4200. Art Opening Sweet Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for Boys of Summer, an exhibit of works by Alberto Cruz, Clemente Mimun and Anthony Hansen, from 6-8 p.m. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. thesweetartgallery.com.Ballroom Dance Take a spin around the dance floor and learn some new steps from 6-7 p.m. at The Norris Center. $10 per class. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 403-4158.Live Music The Derek Trenholm Band performs at The Bay House beginning at 6:30 p.m. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837 or www.dtband.com. More Music Frank Corsos Spoonful performs its final show of the season from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsnaples.com. Tchaikovskys Fourth The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final classical concert of the season, at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $22. 597-1900. www.ThePhil.org. Saturday, May 12 Mother-Daughter Time The annual Mad Hatter Tea Party for moms and daughters takes place from 10 a.m. to noon in Mackle Park on Marco Island. $25. 642-0575 for reservations. Just Like Mom The fourth annual Mother/Daughter and Grandmother/Mother/Daughter Look-Alike Contest begins at 11 a.m. at Miromar Outlets. www.miromaroutlets.com. Live Tunes The Village on Venetian Bay presents live music and more fun by the fountain from 1-4 p.m. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Design District Dash The whole family can have fun on a scavenger hunt from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the 10th Street Design District. www.AuctionsN.com/thedash. Hot Dog! Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, featuring major league eaters Adrian Morgan and Bam Martinez, starts at 1 p.m. at Mercato. www.mercatoshops.com. Art After Dark The Galleries Of Crayton Cove host Art After Dark from 6-9 p.m. 659-2787. It Takes Two Repun Tango offers a beginners class at 7:30 p.m. followed by milonga from 8-11 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or (305) 785-8899. Sunday, May 13 Music Jam Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts a singer-songwriter jam with Lucia and Bob from 5-6:30 p.m., followed by the Notorious Band of Misfits on stage from 7-10 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Monday, May 14 Gypsy Dancing Learn the steps for a spicy fusion of Latin, Mediterranean, Gypsy and belly dance moves in a class from 5:45-6:45 p.m. at the Oasis Pavaneh Womens Empowerment Center. 2377 Linwood Ave. 200-4650. Tuesday, May 15 String Quartet The ArtsNaples World Festival presents musicians from The Declassified at 2 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. 592-2787. See complete ArtsNaples schedule on page C16. Free Film See The Last Station (2009, USA/Russia/Germany) at 5 p.m. at South Regional Library. Rated R. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542. Family Film See the original Grease at Family Movie Night beginning around 8 p.m. on the lawn at Mercato. Bring chairs or a blanket. 254-1080. Coming up Readers Roundtable Share your favorite book of the season with other readers in an informal setting beginning at 2 p.m. May 17 at the Golden Gate Library. 2432 Lucerne Road. 252-4542.By the Bard Clive Daniel Home hosts a reading of the Bards most inspirational speeches delivered by members of Naples-based Shakespeare in Paradise and followed by a lively discussion May 17. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the program begins at 5 p.m. Free admission and complimentary wine. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. Sunset Yoga The Friends of Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park offer a free sessions of yoga with instructor Christine Miles of Bala Vinyasa Yoga beginning at sunset May 17. Bring your yoga mat, a towel, water and bug spray. Park admission fees apply. 598-1938. Corks & Candles A wine tasting to benefit outpatient infusion services at NCH takes place from 6-8 p.m. May 18 in the Garden of Hope & Courage at NCH downtown. $25. 436-5200 or 552-7703. Submit calendar listings and highresolution 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. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOKathleen Gravatt, left, and Jessica Walck star as, well, steel magnolias in The Naples Players production of Steel Magnolias. Closing performances on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre are at 8 p.m. through May 12. $35 for adults, $10 students through age 18. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. The choir of Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, accompanied by John Fenstermaker on the pipe organ, presents an evensong concert of English and European cathedral music at 4 p.m. May 13. A reception follows the service. 262-6581, ext. 207.
OUTDOOR SALE!thru APRIL 30 TRADITIONSClassic Home Furnishings870 6th Ave S, Naples (239) 213-1240 Minneapolis Saint Paulwww.Traditions.com Fine Home Furnishings Whimsical Accessories Exceptional Interior Design NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 C7 LIVE REMOTE KICK-OFFSaturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Reebok Outlet Store Entrance OPERATION SHOEBOX AND MIROMAR OUTLETS JOIN TOGETHER TO Show your support for our troops serving overseas by bringing an unwrapped donated item or contributing words of encouragement. Kids can make greeting cards with provided stationery supplies or write a letter to send to a soldier. 96.9 WINK-FM will be on hand to kick-off the tribute. TION SHO ND M ERTO PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR TROOPS Overseas Packages CollectionMay 12 thru May 28 at theMall Ofce (Suite 199) Eddie Bauer Outlet (Suite 514) Neiman Marcus Last Call Store (Suite 50) Reebok Outlet Store (Suite 314) Operation Shoebox will collect the donations at the end of the two weeks to send to our troops serving overseas. SUGGESTED ITEMS For a detailed list of suggested items to donate, go online to MiromarOutlets.comCopyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. 05091012-1130 Goodlette will be grand marshall. This is one event thats just for the fun of it, says Mr. DePasquale. People of all ages, resident and visitors alike, tell us what a good time they have here. The race will bestow a $5,000 grant to The Naples Zoo to help facilitate expansion of its interactive daily conservation education programs. Event and race sponsors include the Dock Restaurant, the Riverwalk at Tin City, the Lutgert Companies/Lutgert Insurance, Peninsula Engineering, Zoom Tan, Renda Broadcasting (including Mix 104.7-FM and WGUF 98.9-FM), Naples Extreme Family Fun Spot and the city of Naples. Race winners and the top three Next Generation teams will receive awards. The Broken Paddle Award for sportsmanship honors the late Chuck Bruce, first winner of the award and a loyal event contributor over the years. Winners names are hand-painted by artist Jerry Vallez onto a broken paddle, and added to the permanent collection at The Dock restaurant. Trolley service from parking areas along Eighth Street South at Sixth Avenue South and Eighth Avenue South will be available. Spectator boats must stay within the designated area, and safe boating rules will be enforced. Spectators should not leave any litter in Naples Bay. For more information, visit www. greatdockcanoerace.com. CANOEFrom page 1COURTESY ARCHIVED PHOTO
Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch www.napleswaterfrontdining.com263-2734 7 d a y s a w e e k 3 6 pm Happy Hour Happy HourAll Drinks at the riverwalk bar are Two for the price of One! Bar Menu 3-6pm www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 During intermission at opening night for The Mystery of Irma Vep, I happened to overhear two theater patrons talking with each other. This is weird, one woman declared. There was a slight pause, then she rushed to qualify her comment. But funny, she quickly added. And that perfectly sums up The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, now playing at Florida Repertory Theatre: Weird, but funny. Extremely funny. Irma Vep is inspired lunacy, with over-the-top melodrama and intentionally over-the-top acting. Some have compared it to The 39 Steps because it spoofs movies and involves a small number of actors playing multiple parts. Others think its like the Greater Tuna trilogy of plays, because two men play multiple roles of both genders. But both comparisons are misleading. Picture Harvey Fierstein and Nathan Lane performing an extended Carol Burnett send-up of old movies with a healthy dash of Lypsinka, and youll have a better idea what Irma Vep is like. Its very campy. Campier than a snappy Paul Lynde one-liner on The Hollywood Squares. This Charles Ludlam play begins with a crack of thunder and creepy music. Mark Chambers, as Jane Twisden, the housekeeper at Mandacrest, throws her hands up in startled horror. It appears theres a werewolf loose oh, and possibly a vampire too and everyone we meet is harboring a dark secret theyre keeping from the others. The plot is highly convoluted, to say the least. It involves the new lady of the house, Lady Enid (Brad DePlanche), who is married to Lord Edgar (Mark Chambers). But it turns out but hes still in love with his first wife, Irma Vep, and the housekeeper doesnt like Lady Enid much, either. When Lord Edgar learns that he can bring his first wife back from the dead by going into a specific untouched Egyptian tomb, hes off in a flash to the desert sands with Alcazar (Brad DePlanche again) as his guide. Or at least, I think thats what happens. The plot has more twists and turns than Inception and more holes than The Beatles Albert Hall.You want to know what the plot is? Take all the old movies that have ever existed Rebecca, The Mummy, The Curse of the Werewolf, Wuthering Heights, Nosferatu and the lot and throw them into a blender. Theres your plot. And though this is a mystery, its the journey thats more important, not finding out whodunit. Not only do Mr. Chambers and Mr. DePlanche face the challenge of playing four distinct characters each, including women, but they can only be off-stage for mere seconds at a time, rapidly changing in and out of costume. (The two are ably helped by a quartet of dressers who also assist with wig and dental changes: Keller Anderson and Hallie Wage for Mr. Chambers, and Judith Skyles and Julianne Avolio for Mr. DePlanche. Director Chris Clavelli wisely includes them in the curtain bows.) Mr. DePlanche, who played Clarence the Angel in Its a Wonderful Life: A Radio Musical for Florida Rep earlier this season, has completely changed his look by shaving most of his head and sporting a modified Mohawk for his role as Nicodemus, a swineherd who works for the manor (and also happens to have a wooden leg.) The costumes, rented from the Actors Playhouse in Miami and designed by Mary Lynne Izzo, are as over-the-top as the acting, especially the lavish gowns for the female characters, complete with puff sleeves and big bows. (Florida Reps costume designer, Roberta Malcolm, oversaw the altering of the costumes for the duo.) The humor in Irma Vep is both highand low-brow. It references Ibsen and Shakespeare and Poe, but it also pokes fun at various bodily functions. Theres slapstick, physical humor and wordplay. And I caught references to Airplane! Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Hitchcocks Psycho and Gaslight and Michael Jacksons Thriller. The madcap craziness on stage might look slapdash and spontaneous, but it took the actors, under Mr. Clavellis insightful direction, many weeks to choreograph every movement and every second theyre on stage. Mr. Chambers had me in stitches with his portrayal of Lord Edgar: the rabbit-y way he moves his mouth while reading a letter or smoking a pipe, the way he tries to casually stuff his toobig hand into his too-small vest pocket. Hes the epitome of a movie star when films were new, gesturing wildly or posing majestically as for a portrait. Mr. DePlanches Nicodemus as a cross between a Dickens orphan and Monty Python as he gallumps about the stage and suggestively caresses a chair, or when he can the housekeeper herself. Richard Crowells set is functional and, like the plays characters, also contains many secrets. I was surprised, however, that the library drawing room, where much of the action is set, doesnt look richer or classier. (It could be the way the wooden walls are painted, or perhaps Mr. Crowell didnt want to upstage the actors.)The fake old-fashioned footlights are a nice touch, though. Mr. Chambers and Mr. DePlanche are a great cast of eight. Not only are both are highly skilled comedic actors, but they make a great team, playing off of each other. As Lord Edgar and Lady Enid, they have an entire page of dialogue that, a la that famous John and Mary sketch, consists entirely of each one saying the others name. They do so with great variation and passion. Irma Vep turns Gothic melodrama on its ear. It begins by looking at the world slightly askew, and its viewpoint only grows more slanted as the play progresses. By the second act, as it careens along, youre thinking: Surely the wheels will fly off of this thing! Irma Vep is irreverent, zany and ludicrously funny, its tongue planted firmly in cheek as it sinks its vampiric teeth into your funny bone. THEATER REVIEWWonderfully bizarre and totally campy, its Irma Vep T H w a t nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful>>When: Through May 20>>Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers>>Cost: $40, $45>>Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org DAVID DACK MAK / SNAP FLASH PHOTOMark Chambers and Brad DePlanche in The Mystery of Irma Vep.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 RESTAURANT & FULL BAR Dancing, Dinner & Live Bands Best Prime Rib in Town! CALL 239-405-8566 OR VISIT WWW.THESTAGEBONITA.COM FOR MORE INFORMATIONCall or go online to make your reservations. Includes dinner, cover & guaranteed seating. All shows start at approximately 7:15 pm. Go online to see complete band schedule. 2ND ANNUAL KARAOKE CONTEST! WIN A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS!EVERY WEDNESDAY NOW JUNE 13TH GRAND FINALE JUNE 20TH CASH PRIZES NIGHTLY! CUSTOMER ADMISSION FREE! Neil Diamond Tribute The Beatles Tribute James Taylor Tribute WEEK 5 KARAOKE CONTEST! MAY 10 th MAY 11 TH MAY 12 TH MAY 16 TH Rod Stewart Tribute MAY 17 TH Rolling Stones Tribute MAY 18 TH FLORIDA WRITERS Doc Fords adventure runs aground Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White. Putnam. 336 pages. $25.95. Like some other recent novels in his Doc Ford canon, this latest thriller from Pine Islander Randy Wayne White deals in painstaking detail with a very brief time period and, almost literally, a ticking clock. When environmental do-gooders, some of them crazed, manage to inject themselves into a secret meeting of kingpins in the beluga sturgeon (caviar) industry, Ford and his buddy Tomlinson discover theres a plot to blow up the meeting and it might involve a large boat carrying a huge tank filled with a new sturgeon breed. The explosion is set for midnight. The kingpins holding the meeting are competitors, and one of them claims his new breed will revolutionize the caviar industry by replacing the threatened beluga that is nearing extinction from overfishing. The ultra-extreme environmentalists, actually rank amateurs at terrorist doings, take control of the meeting and threaten to kill people off one an hour until their demands are met. At midnight, the time for capitulation runs out. Ford and Tomlinson conceive a plan of investigation and counteraction that just about exhausts the clock only to learn that the extremists had set their explosive on West Coast time. The adventure is then reset for three more hours of action-filled exploits and heart-pounding suspense. For several reasons, the formula in Chasing Midnight produces a less exciting, less rewarding result than Mr. Whites readers have previously enjoyed. More has become less, as readers encounter excessive repetition of boat-driving maneuvers, employments of a heat-sensitive optical device, descriptions of weaponry and examples of Fords skills of improvisation and calculation. Every step shouts its importance in a way that levels them all so that, after awhile, none seems important. In addition, Fords character who he is and why we should care about him is not sufficiently developed, especially for initiates to the series. The cast of grotesques with whom Ford and Tomlinson are at war seems overdrawn. Its hard not to want to laugh at the threat provided by the dwarfish, unstable Neinabor brothers and the dead brother who supposedly speaks through one of them. Their associates in do-gooder terrorism seem even less equipped to battle the forces of the wily Russian named Viktor Kazlov and the other menacing overlords who constitute the big four of the beluga caviar trade. Although they are interesting as individuals, there are just too many of them (along with bodyguards and other underlings) to focus and hold attention. Randy Wayne White d c i a t o philJASONpkjason@comcast.net
The same may be said of the constellation of female characters. More once again becomes less. Though there are four new female characters of potential interest in the novel, each remains little more than a plot element. This disappoints, because one of Mr. Whites strong points is his building of strong, nuanced and memorable women (something thats exceptional in male-oriented genre fiction). The authors descriptions, especially of his beloved Southwest Florida island domain, remain remarkable. However, the various story-telling ingredients just dont add up to a complete, unified dish. If there were a writing cable channel that had competitions similar to those like Chopped on The Food Network, I think the judges would, with regrets and platitudinous praise, chop the meal Chef White has prepared while applauding his inventiveness, his skills and perhaps the appetizer and dessert courses. Im voicing these reservations as a devoted fan of Randy Wayne White. Ive seen his craft mature, along with the challenges he has set for himself, over the long journey from fishing guide to best-selling and critically acclaimed author. This, his 19th novel featuring Doc Ford, is something of a dud in spite of many first-rate scenes. Its weaknesses are probably the result of the grinding book-a-year-whilethe-author-is-hot race so many successful novelists have to run or choose to run. I hope Mr. White returns to form soon. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 C13 3% BROKER PARTICIPATION Lamar Fisher, AU93;AB106 | Subject to All Terms of Sale FISHERAUCTION.COM / 800.331.6620 START: JUNE 4 @ 10AM ENDS: JUNE 7 @ 2PM Deep Water Access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean Breathtaking 360 Degree Riverfront Views Excellent Location for a Private Island Estate 1.4 Acre Private Island Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers, Florida To be Sold to the Highest Bidd er, No Minimum, No Reserve! Contact us For Bidding Instructions Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food Vacation Spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents and Party Goers! facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress www.keywestexpress.us *Minimum 8 day advance pre-purchase tickets, non-refundable, cannot be combined with any other offers. Excludes weekend fee (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Offer valid through 05/30/12. Getting There And Back is Half the FUN!CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS! 1-800-593-7259 $119 ROUND TRIP* OVER 40? BucketListMartialArts.com A 4 week fun, informative, noncombative look into martial arts the evolution, the bene ts, and when the art does and does not apply to self defense.Small Classes, Limited Enrollment$139 For more information on class days/times:239-263-2480 BucketListMartialArts.comFor Health and Self DefenseNEWEnrichment Program Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style & Sophistication NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY TO SELL YOUR ITEMS! AIRPORT PULLING RD.VANDERBILT BEACH RD.At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt Across from Lifestyle Fitness Resale! Consignment! Trade!Anne Klein | Chanel Louis Vuitton | Versace and many more! (239) 596-5044www.truefashionistasresale.comAt the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples $5.00OFFa Purchase of $20Expires 5/31/12$10.00OFFa Purchase of $50Expires 5/31/12FW FW
2012 CANOE RACES Saturday, May 12th, 2012 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 Open for Public Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-3:30pm Dinner Daily 4:00pm-Close LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY FROM 8:30 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008 www.VerginaRestaurant.com 2 Dinners 2 Courses and a Bottle of Wine for $39.95Sunday-Thursday 4-6pm Special Menu Items HAPPY HOUR DAILY @ the Bar 3:00-6:30pm COMING UP AT THE PHIL The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil. org. ABBA and the NPO 8 p.m. Friday, May 18 An acclaimed ABBA tribute band, with two original members of the ABBA rhythm section, joins the NPO for a concert of timeless ABBA hits, including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, S.O.S. and The Winner Takes All. Tickets start at $69. Brahms to Bax The Naples Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 Judy Christy, oboe, joins the Naples Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble for Brahms to Bax, the final program in the seasons Chamber Series. On the program are classical masterworks from British, Russian and German composers, including Brahms String Sextet No. 1 and Sir Arnold Baxs colorful Quintet for Oboe and Strings, known for its lively, rapturous folk-like melodies and rhythms. Tickets start at $34 for adults and $14 for students.
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Make Mothers Day Memorable WATERFRONT GRILLEIndulge her at M WA TERFRONT GRILLE and well treat her to a $25 Gift Card.*FOR A FUTURE VISIT Make your reservation online at mwaterfrontgrille.com or call 239.263.4421 Brunch 10:30am until 3pm with Live Jazz. Dinner 4:30pm until 9pmBEST 5 WAYS TO DINE NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 Inaugural ArtsNaples World Festival celebrates Russian art and cultureOpening night of the inaugural ArtsNaples World Festival, a weeklong celebration of Russian culture, features the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra with Mei-Ann Chen, conductor, and guest violinist Augustin Hedelich at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Ms. Chen is the recently named music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the first woman to win the Malko International Conductors Competition. Mr. Hadelich is the 2009 winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant award. The ArtsNaples World Festival continues as follows: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at The von Liebig Art Center: The Declassified, an instrumental ensemble of alumni from The Juilliard School, The Academy at Carnegie Hall and the Weill Music Institute, presents a concert/story based on a Russian folktale about a deserting soldier and the Devil who eventually possesses his soul. 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13: A Russian Imperial dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (by invitation only), hosted by His Excellency, Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States of America. Noon Monday, May 14, at The von Liebig Art Center: Pianist Pavel Nersessian in recital. 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15: The Declassified string quartet performs music by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: William Noll conducts the ArtsNaples World Festival Chamber Orchestra with guest pianists Philipp Kopachevsky, Michael Berkovsky and Pavel Nersessian. Three Bosendorfer concert grand pianos will grace the stage. 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at The von Liebig Art Center: Pianist Michael Berkovsky in recital. 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16; 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17; and 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Sugden Community Theatre: The Government Inspector, a witty satirical play by Nikolai Gogol and made famous in the U.S. through a film starring Danny Kaye. 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at The von Liebig Art Center: The Declassified chamber ensemble and guest pianist Pavel Nersessian play the Shostakovich Piano Quintet. 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts: A concert version of Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin presented in association with Opera Naples and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Lande. Presented in Russian with English super-titles. 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, at The von Liebig Art Center: Pianist Philipp Kopachevsky in recital. For tickets and more information, call 390-2788 or visit www.ArtsNaplesWorldFestival.org. Caption
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 We Have the Ingredients for the Perfect Mothers Day Gift: Celebrate the important women in your life with the sweetest gift of all: CHOCOLATE!Discover us just moments away from where Old 41 meets U.S. 41 in North Naples. Now$22.99SAVE 20%Pre-selected 16 piece assortment. Reg $28.99 239.325.8300RoyalPalmChocolates.comMonday through Friday from 11am-5pmFurniture has been made from carved and joined pieces of wood for centuries, but in every century there are a few designers who are intrigued by the forms of nature and use them to create furniture. Chairs made of curved horns are one of these furniture forms. During the 19th century, horn chairs were made in many countries, perhaps because curved cow horns or strangely shaped antlers reminded some furniture makers of the curved and carved furniture popular during Victorian times. In the United States, most of these chairs were made in the Western states. It was possible to buy quantities of Texas longhorn horns at slaughterhouses in meatpacking cities. The horns were joined together to make a back, arms, legs and part of the upholstered seat. It took at least 12 horns to assemble a simple chair and almost 30 for a complicated chair. The horns had to be polished by hand. In other locations, furniture makers used antlers from local antelope, moose or elk. The chairs made in the West were large, Victorian in style and composed of many horns. Horn chairs from Europe, particularly Germany, were made to resemble traditional 19th-century chairs and included light-colored antlers with protruding points. Seats were upholstered with leather. All horn chairs are now described as in the rustic taste. There are a few firms making horn chairs today. Q: I have several pieces of old Lenox china. Some are marked with a blue Lenox L-in-wreath logo, others with a brown or green logo. Did the company use marks of different colors during different years? A: Walter Scott Lenox took control of the Ceramic Art Co. of Trenton, N.J., in the mid 1890s and changed the companys name to Lenox, Inc., in 1906. Thats the year Lenox started using the L-in-wreath mark. Between 1906 and 1930, Lenox usually used a green wreath mark. But during the same time period, unfortunately, it also used wreath marks that were blue, red, black or gold. The gold wreath became Lenoxs standard mark in the early 1950s. Q: We paid $2 for an 8-inch Wagner skillet at an auction. The molded words on the bottom are not like the wording on our other Wagner cookware. Our other Wagner pieces are marked Wagner Ware, Sidney. This one, in a different style of lettering, reads Wagners 1891 Original Cast Iron Cookware. Under that, theres a list of Seasoning Instructions. What can you tell us? A: Your skillet was made in the early 1990s by General Housewares Corp. of KOVELS: ANTIQUES Horn chairs use natural elements to emulate Victorian forms a p n T c terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com THE ENGLISH PUB Live Entertainmentwww.naplesenglishpub.com Follow us on Twitter @NaplesPubCheaper to Eat Out... Than to Shop at Publix! Specials Available May 14th Sept 30th A ordable Dinner Favorites!!! For Our Lovely Locals...MONDAY: $5 1/2 lb. Burger with all the Trimmings TUESDAY: $5 Fish N Chips WEDNESDAY: Midweek Roast Dinner 2 for $12.95 THURSDAY: $5 Shepherds Pie FRIDAY: 3 Course Dinner Just $10 SATURDAY: $10 Steak Dinner SUNDAY: Roast Chicken Family Style Sunday Chicken Dinner for 4potatoes, veggies, dressing, gravy & bread for dipping4 Dinners $21.95
Russia!StayinMayExperience the cultural arts ofMay 12 through May 18, 2012 Charles & Virginia Jacobsen Charitable TrustJudy Sproul Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Cooperative effort funded in part by Collier County Tourist Development Council Artistic Director, Maestro William Noll Pianist, Philipp Kopachevsky Michael Berkovsky & Pavel Nersessian of the Three Pianist Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin An Epic Opera of Love and Regret TICKETS ON SALENOW!www.artsnaplesworldfestival.orgT ICKETS: 877.592.ART SComplete Festival Packages Available All TEN programs for only $399May 16 8 pm May 17 3:30 pm May 18 8 pm Tickets, $40 are also available at The Sugden Community Theatre box ofce 239-263-7990 Tickets starting at only $25 are also available through the Philharmonic Center for the Arts box ofce www.thephil.orgORCHESTRA OPERA PIANO CHAMBER ART THEATRE CINEMA AND MORE !Tickets starting at only $22 are also available through the Philharmonic Center for the Arts box ofce www.thephil.orgTHE THREE PIANISTS MAY 15 P avel Nersessian, Michael Berkovsky & Philipp Kopachevsky with the Festival Chamber Orchestra William Noll conductor. Program includes: Bach Concerto for 3 Pianos; Poulenc Concerto for 2 PianosGOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (also known as Inspector General)Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gorgolat The Sugden Community Theatre EUGENE ONEGIN MAY 17 Tchaikovskys beloved Russian Opera featuring Michael Todd Simpson as Onegin with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Lande, conducting. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 C19 MOTHERS DAY CRUISESunday, May 13th 6:45-8:45pm Sunset Dinner CruiseCall (239) 649-2275 for Reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com Naples Princess Naples P rin cess The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water. Treat your Mother to a delicious double entre dinner on the water featuring carved beef tenderloin and crab stu ed Pollack. A Rose For Every Mother!$59.95*per person (does not include tax, gratuity or port charge) Terre Haute, Ind., to promote Wagners 100th anniversary. Wagner Manufacturing Co. was founded in Sidney, Ohio, in 1891. Wagner became a division of the Randall Co. of Cincinnati in the early 1950s, and in 1959 Randall was acquired by Textron Inc. of Providence, R.I. Ten years later, Textron sold Wagner to General Housewares, which sold the Wagner factory in 1997. The factory closed in 1999, just a few years after making anniversary wares like your skillet. If you paid only $2 for it, you did all right. We have seen Wagner anniversary skillets selling for $10 to $20. Q: I own close to 900 vinyl jazz records from the 1950s through the 1980s. Where can I sell them? The artists include Stan Kenton, Stan Getz, Count Basie, Phil Woods, Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. Many of the records have never been released on CD. A: Vinyl records are tricky to sell. Most sell for very little. But some records, including some jazz records, sell for a lot. Do some research before you try selling. Visit a vintage record shop in your area and talk to the owner or knowledgeable salespeople. You also can consult collectors via the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors, JAJRC.org, which publishes a journal for collectors. Another publication for record collectors is Goldmine (GoldmineMag.org). Do some comparison shopping online, then contact stores and collectors in your area or online. Tip: Be careful about washing good crystal glasses in the dishwasher. The heat could crack them, especially glasses with cut decorations. 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 email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. Antlers were put together to make this German chair in the early 1900s. A pair sold for $1,600 at New Orleans Auction Galleries in March 2012.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 The Southwest Florida Go Red for Women LuncheonHyatt Regency Coconut Point5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34134Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 10:30-1:30Kindly RSVP by Friday, May 11th, 2012 to Monica Seif at 239-495-4903 or email Monica.email@example.comSWFL Go Red for Women Cause Sponsors: Go Red Gift Bag Sponsor: Brown Bag Goes Red Lunch Sponsor: VIP Event Sponsor: Go Red Media Sponsors: Co-Chairs, Judy Starnes and Kay Bork BEACH READING Lets Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (Amy Einhorn Books, $25.99)REVIEWED BY EALISH WADDELLFans of Jenny Lawsons online alterego The Bloggess are already familiar with her unconventional sense of humor, and in this lively new memoir, she tries to explain how she got that way. Raised in a violently rural Texas town, many of the most unforgettable moments of Ms. Lawsons early life are furnished by her unpredictable dad, a taxidermist, animal rescuer and armadillo-racing champion. In a series of cringingly hilarious vignettes, Ms. Lawson lets us in on what its like inside a deer, the challenges of being the only Goth girl in a high-school full of 4-Hers, and exactly how traumatic it is to get your arm stuck in the ladyparts of a cow. We learn the precise difference between Jesus and a zombie, why you cant trust a pug with chicken, and how to get a spider monkey out of the walls. (Pumas are involved.) Rambling and exuberant, Ms. Lawsons memoir is like the paper equivalent of shooting the breeze with your wittiest girlfriend over a pitcher or four of margaritas. With chapter titles like And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane and Just to Clarify: We Dont Sleep With Goats, you can bet that the stories are going to be pretty entertaining. For those who have not yet been introduced to Beyonce the Giant Metal Chicken, that tale alone is worth the cover price. But beneath the humor, Ms. Lawson is unafraid to reveal the less-appealing aspects of her psyche. Her willingness to discuss her lifelong struggles with anxiety disorder and depression are brave in a culture that often stigmatizes mental illness, and highs and lows in her life are presented with equal weight and candor. Ironically, you could say that the moral of Lets Pretend This Never Happened is the opposite of its title: Those moments you long to forget tend to be the ones that make you who you are. 1585 Pine Ridge Road, #5, Naples, FL 34109239-592-0050 www.noodlescafe.comHours: Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4 Dinner Sun-Thurs 4-10 Fri & Sat 4-11Independently Owned & Operated The OriginalSince 1991Sunday Summer Special4pm-9pmFAMILY STYLE FEAST FOR 2House Salad Italian 4 Play Entre Cannoli $ 29 95NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER OR DISCOUNT.SUNDAY Jazz on the Patio 5:30pm-7:30pm$15.00 OFFwith the purchase of $50 or more. Gratuity added before discounts. One coupon per check. Valid Sunday-Thursday. Not valid Holidays. Not valid with special offers or Happy Hour menu. Expires 5/31/12
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41Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee Road O Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdAirport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Rattlesnake Hammock Road Vanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Park Shore Dr.Goodlette Frank RoadLivingston Road 5th Ave. Florida Weeklys Restaurant Guide1 BAY HOUSE RESTAURANT799 Walkerbilt Road Naples, FL 34110 239.591.3937 www.bayhousenaples.com2 LETOILE10711 N. Tamiami Trail Naples, FL 34108 239.597.78273 BUCCA DI BEPPO8860 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 239.596.6622 www.buccadibeppo.com4 AGAVE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34109 239.598.3473 www.agavenaples.com5 CALISTOGA BAKERY & CAF7941 Airport Pulling Road Naples, FL 34109 239.596.8840 Or 1860 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102 239.352.8642 www.calistogacafe.com6 SHULAS STEAK HOUSEAt the Hilton Naples & Towers 5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103 239.430.4999 www.donshula.com7 NOODLES ITALIAN CAF & SUSHI BAR1585 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.592.0050 www.noodlecafe.com8 ROSEDALE PIZZA1427 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109 239.325.9653 www.rosedalepizza.com9 M WATERFRONT GRILL4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N Naples, FL 34103 239.263.4421 www.mwaterfrontgrille.com10 TAVERN ON THE BAY489 Bayfront Place Naples, FL 239.530.2225 www.tavernonthebay.net11 VERGINAS700 5th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 www.verginarestaurant.com12 RIVERWALK AT TIN CITY1200 5th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.riverwalktincity.com13 THE DOCK801 12th Ave South Naples, FL 239.263.2734 www.dockcraytoncove.com14 THE ENGLISH PUB5047 Tamiami Trail East Naples, FL 34113 239.775.3727 www.naplesenglishpub.com15 JASONS DELI2700 Immokalee Road Naples, Fl 34110 (239) 593-9499 www.jasonsdeli.com 2 10 6 11 14 9 13 12 7 3 5 8 4 1 15
799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd.open for dinner nightly beginning at 4pm Ten in Tavern Items are $ 10 all evening happy hour 4-6pm in the tavern three course early dining menu 4-6pm GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY Sunday brunch! 11 to 2 pm every sunday www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 Here are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Buffalo 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 Gordons on the River, 475 North Road, Naples; 213-1441: Social dining clubs that which offer amenities such as themed dinners, wine tastings and special access to facilities are few and far between these days. The novelty alone makes the Naples Harbour Yacht Club worth checking out. Gordons is the upstairs and upscale neighbor to the clubs more casual Jacks River Bar, serving aged steaks, fresh seafood and fine wines. Both the food and the hospitality were noteworthy, but the level of attention we received might have been colored by the fact that we had the dining room completely to ourselves. All the better to take advantage of the sommeliers services, as Gordons boasts an impressive wine list. Seafood and steak dishes were well prepared and accompanied by two vegetables a rarity these days, especially at steakhouses. The house-made desserts show some creativity that will tempt you even if youve already had your fill. With or without dining club membership, Gordons puts a fresh and flavorful spin on an old concept. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2012Grouper & Chips, 338 Ninth St. N., Naples; 643-4577 In an older strip plaza across U.S. 41 from NCH Hospital, Grouper & Chips is a self-described small unpretentious hole-in-the-wall restaurant. It is indeed so small that you might find yourself rubbing elbows with other parties or waiting an hour for table (reservations are not accepted). Takeout and delivery are options, but then youd miss out on the warm hospitality of the staff. Besides, once you order, food is quickly delivered. The menu is heavy on fried foods, but the conch fritters and grouper did not suffer from greasy excess; the fried shrimp, however, were overwhelmed by batter. You wouldnt expect to find it in a place like this, but the bouillabaisse is loaded with lobster, sea scallops, mussels, shrimp and chunks of grouper and is worth trying. Dessert shooters petite servings of Key lime pie and chocolate mousse are the perfect way to end a meal here. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2011Omei Chinese Cuisine, 14700 Tamiami Trail; 254-8973 Lovers of authentic Chinese food have a place in which to celebrate a widely misunderstood cuisine. Mark and Mary Cheng bring an elegant standard to the region with their exceptional food and service. Youll find no egg foo yung or crab Rangoon on this menu, just imaginative, artfully plated real Chinese food. Never mind the name: Order the salted pepper calamari, which consists of tender tubes of squid fried to perfection and topped with toasted garlic and onion. The Peking duck is always available and well worth ordering. Chilean sea bass with two sauces hearty black bean and delicate garlic was terrific, as were the mango prawns, with sweet mangoes and hot red peppers topped with pine nuts. Service was as polished as the cuisine. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere Reviewed May 2010 Seasons 52, 8930 Tamiami Trail N.; 594-8852: This small chain, new to Southwest Florida, has a lot going for it. Start with the regularly changing menu that features seasonal ingredients at their peak of flavor in dishes that forswear indulgence without sacrificing flavor nothing contains more than 475 calories. Consider the globe-spanning wine list that offers more than 100 selections 52 or more by the glass. And the casual but plush atmosphere feels organic, with earthy colors, polished woods and stacked stone. Start with one of the flatbreads, cracker-thin pizzas carpeted with precisely arranged toppings and baked in a super-hot brick oven. The menu achieves a good balance of seafood and meats. An artichoke-stuffed shrimp dish was succulent and redolent of sage, while wood-grilled T-bone lamb chops were perfectly cooked and remarkably tender. Save room for dessert without guilt: Seasons 52s Mini Indulgences are tiny treats red velvet cake, pumpkin mousse and much more served in shot glasses. Theyre the perfect way to end a meal without going over the edge. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2011 PAST REPASTS Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103*Excludes Service Charge. Offer valid through May 31, 2012. To reserve your service or for more information, please call 239.594.6321 or visit waldorfastorianaples.com. CELEBRATE MOM WITH A PACKAGE DESIGNED WITH HER IN MINDMothers Day Appreciation PackageThe 50-min. Tranquility Massage will induce a soothing sense of serenity, her complexion and spirit will be refreshed with a 50-min. Timeless Re ections Facial, and shell emerge walking on air after enjoying the 75-min. combination Manicure and Pedicure. Three and a half hours, $350* per person.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Barbatella, translated from Italian, is a vine cutting used to establish a new plant. Such a fitting, musical name for the Italian trattoria that is an offshoot of Sea Salt, the extraordinary restaurant just a couple of blocks away on Third Street South in Naples. Executive Chef Dario Leo presides in the kitchen, but Barbatella is the brainchild of Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli, who opened Sea Salt five years ago after winning much acclaim in Washington, D.C. To complement their fine-dining establishment, they opened the more casual but still stylish Barbatella earlier this year. A true trattoria, the sprawling restaurant serves family-style roasted and grilled meats, thin-crust pizzas baked in a woodburning oven and freshly made pasta dishes that reflect the Northern regions of EmiliaRomagna, Veneto and Tuscany. Theres also a gelato counter for those simply looking for a sweet treat while strolling the boutique and gallery district. An inviting courtyard welcomes diners and looks like it would be a divine place to dine under the stars. But the sun hadnt set yet on the muggy evening we chose to visit, so we headed to the cooler indoors. The bar is a visually stunning room, lush green and decorated with myriad architectural medallions on the walls and ceilings. Crystal chandeliers perch like birds in bottomless domed cages. Farther inside are more dining rooms, including one decorated with oversize photographs of famous people eating pasta. We were ushered into a long, narrow space with huge windows that looked out onto the courtyard. Before we even had a chance to order wine, a basket of rosemary focaccia and olive bread arrived with a small bowl of olive oil for dipping. The extensive wine list is exclusively Italian, but dont be shy about asking for guidance; our waiter was able to steer us toward wines we enjoyed Borgo Conventi Sauvignon Blanc ($3, $6 or $11 for 1, 3 or 6 ounces) and Zenato Corvina ($5, $12 or $20), a red blend. The range of pour sizes encourages sampling, so its easier to find something you like. If only the food came in sample sizes. Frankly, the entire menu sounds so tantalizing that it is difficult to know where to begin. Such a problem to have, right? The antipasti include such tempting dishes as chicken-liver terrine with fig marmalade, and smoked mozzarella with sopressata and pears, as well as cured meats and bruschettas. Entrees include a half-dozen fresh pastas unusual and appealing combinations such as cavatelli tossed with mussels, cannellini beans and arugula, and fettuccine baked with prosciutto, peas and mascarpone. Will it be rotisserie duck with orange and sage, or grilled swordfish with olive-tomato tapenade and artichokes? One thing was certain: We had to try a pizza. Thinking it would be something light to start with and knowing we could take the leftovers home, we ordered one as a first course along with the arancini, a rustic treat. The antipasti we had to leave for another time. Barbatellas pizza toppings range from the classic margherita (tomato, mozzarella, basil) to the only-in-America (barbecue). We settled on the signature Barbatella ($16), which contains eggplant, sausage, tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. The eggplant was sliced in thin planks, which meant it cooked quickly, but there wasnt enough meat to them. We missed the creamy, smoky flavor we expected of it. The spicy sausage added kick to the toppings, but overall the combination of flavors was lackluster. The pizzas crust was crisp and chewy around the edges, but limp in the middle. In contrast, the arancini ($9) couldnt have been better. The baseball-sized rice balls were stuffed with beef ragu and peas, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried to a delectable crispiness. We loved the contrast of the creamy rice and crunchy coating, as well as the steaming, garlicky tomato sauce that came with them. The first course was served quickly, and dishes were promptly cleared away. The staff appears to be well trained; service throughout was efficient, knowledgeable but not obtrusive. After much debate, wed settled on a rotisserie entre and a pasta dish for the main course. The porchetta ($27) was spit-roasted Berkshire pork served on a platter with roasted red potatoes and a roasted tomato topped with buttery, crunchy breadcrumbs. We loved the presentation, reminiscent of Sunday dinner with family. Served in a pool of tasty brown jus, the meat was tender and deliciously infused with rosemary. (We had to ask for a spoon to scoop up the sauce so it didnt go to waste.) The potatoes were fork-tender, and the tomato sweet and juicy. We agreed that the pork was the highlight of the evening, so do consider ordering from the rotisserie menu when you go. The orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage ($18) needed a sprinkling of salt to heighten the flavors but was otherwise good. The roughly crumbled sausage brought a spicy kick to the dish that complemented the natural bitterness of the broccoli rabe, and the ear-shaped pasta was perfectly al dente. With copious amounts of leftovers packed up in sturdy containers, we didnt feel guilty lingering for dessert. Barbatella offers the usual cannoli and an unusual Nutella pizza topped with bananas in addition to Italian sundaes incorporating its gelati and fruity sorbetti. We decided to keep it simple, ordering a hazelnut-praline gelato and a coffee version ($6 each). Both were creamy, with that slightly chewy texture you dont get with ordinary ice cream. The gelato here is not to be missed. While we werent thoroughly dazzled at Barbatella the pizza, of all things, should be more reliable it remains a fertile enough spinoff of its impressive forerunner to warrant further nurturing. food & wine CALENDAR Thursday, May 10, 5-7 p.m., Sea Salt: Meet winemaker Greg La Follette at a special tasting; $10 (includes $10 credit toward dinner that evening), 1186 Third St. S.; 434-7258. Saturday, May 12, noon-1:30 p.m., Whole Foods: The monthly block party features foods to sample in every department then you can vote for your favorite and be eligible for a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card; free, Mercato; 552-5100. Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Decanted Wines: Throw out all those antiquated rules red wine with meat, white with fish and sample a five-course tasting menu by Tastebuds Catering expertly paired with wines; $40, 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; (800) 980-5766. Reservations required. Thursday, May 17, 5-7 p.m., Decanted Wines: Learn how to appreciate the subtle differences in beers and taste craft varietals from Tommy Knocker, Victory, Terrapin and more; $15, 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; (800) 980-5766. Reservations required. Friday, May 18, 6-8 p.m., Whole Foods: The markets monthly beer tasting includes at least 35 beers, including some seasonal ones, with proceeds benefitting the Whole Planet Foundation; $5, Mercato; 552-5100. Saturday, May 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Learn how to achieve gnocchi nirvana with this class that will teach you how to make herbed and classic gnocchi; $50, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations required.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p.m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Collier County government complex, 3335 U.S. 41 E. 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CUISINEBarbatella a fine addition to Third Street South Barbatella>> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $8-$12; entrees, $18-$29 >> Beverages: Full bar; extensive Italian wine list >> Specialties of the house: Grilled and rotisserie meats, fresh pasta and wood-oven pizza >> Volume: Can be high indoors when busy >> Parking: Street and municipal lots >> Website: www.barbatellanaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 1290 Third St. S., Naples; 263-1955 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor drewSTERWALD firstname.lastname@example.org r in e d B t a n w i cru m r emini s f amily. 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