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On the eve of her surgery, Melody Lynn took a shower. This was uncanny. She never showered at night. Such a chore exhausted her. But looking back, its as if she knew she should be ready, as if she knew her phone would ring before sunrise. She showered. She retreated to her couch for half an hour. She dried her hair, sat back down on her couch to rest, then dressed. So go the motions of a cystic fibrosis patient awaiting a lung transplant. Last December, Florida Weekly ran a feature about Ms. Lynn and her journey. At age 26, the lifelong dancer no longer had the lung capacity to dance. Her pulmonary function had degenerated to the point where a transplant was essential, but she asked her doctors to wait, so she could walk across the stage for her college graduation.Seeking salvation, lung transplant patient finds inspirationBY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ MOLLY GRUBBS / COURTESY PHOTOMelody Lynn SEE MELODY, A22 Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Affordable Care ActSEE OBAMACARE, A8 S E E OBAMACARE, A 8 BY OSVALDO PADILLA AND ROGER WILLIAMSopadilla@ rwilliams@ THERES NO ESCAPING OUR predicament: Were still laying down track with a big engine already on it and coming fast. A massive retooling of the nations health-care system, as weve optimistically described it for a half-century (our stew? our scramble? our health-care hash?), begins this week, on Friday, Dec. 14. Just like that, in the sweep of an American election and the wake of a Supreme Court decision, all of us will board the history train the Affordable Care Act, known both derisively and ObamacareILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY; BARACK OBAMA PHOTO BY MISTYDAWNPHOTO / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Vol. V, No. 10 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 TRAFFIC WATCH A13 HEALTHY LIVING A24 PETS A26 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B30 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C12 SOCIETY C30-33 CUISINE C35 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. INSIDE Parade detailsPictures from the Venetian Bay Boat Parade, and another chance for the citys downtown parade. A16 Theyre backTourism industry reports record-breaking numbers. B1 ... or this Rick Borman catches up with the real Frank Abagnale in Town Hall Talk. A10 Dont miss this Mann Hall in Fort Myers presents Catch Me If You Can. C1

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 www. SpecialistsInUrology .com | (239) 434-6300NAPLES BONITA SPRINGS MARCO ISLAND FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL William M. Figlesthaler, MD, FACS Board Certi ed urologist Expert in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment Over 3,000 daVinci robotic prostatectomies and procedures Extensive experience in recurrent and persistant prostate cancer Preservation of sexual function and bladder control Over 15 years experience in Naples Castle Connollys Top Doctors Featured on Bravo for accomplishments in robotic surgery Available for consults for elevated PSAs, abnormal prostate exams, prostate cancer and second opinions I havent known many animals, in the way that my grandfather didnt know many peoples. But Ive known enough to know what Im talking about, and so did he. He knew the people he came from in Missouri, and he knew the ones he saw in the mountains of Colorado, where hed gone as a boy of 12 to work on the Stirrup Ranch. Later, he homesteaded and built his own big ranch across more than 100 square miles of mountains and 71 years of living. The nearest neighbor was miles away, which was just fine with him, because he had animals. Horses, beef cows, a milk cow, a pig or two, chickens, dogs, cats and plenty of children it was a pretty good zoo. He could learn from it the kinds of things some people try to learn from the worlds great universities, after studying the arts and sciences for years at great cost, and after reading hundreds of books: How to live with ones fellow man. How to express tolerance and toughness at the same time. How to be gracious, kind and commanding without being a tyrant. How to be disciplined and attentive to a world beyond your own hunger and ambition. How to accept those whose differences are so striking that even tolerance wont cut it. In other words, he learned how to live with animals. The greatest gift you can give a child of the suburbs, or a spouse, or a friend, or a troubled teen, or a boss who just lacks empathy, is an animal or two. With Hanukkah drifting away over one hill and Christmas riding down the other toward us, let me offer you a basket of gift ideas that could change lives. Are these gifts safe? Will they always titillate the senses? Will they make somebody look better, feel more important, achieve some higher status or get richer? Will they create chief executive officers or presidents someday? Absolutely. But that should never be the point of giving. Great gifts should inspire understanding in a house of mystery and they should do it in a kind way. Even if the gift bites you. Come to think of it, it would be better if a gift bit you. You cant learn as much from reading Homer or Herodotus, Aristotle or Plato, Virgil or Cicero, Mathew-Mark-LukeJohn, the Venerable Bede, St. Thomas, St. Augustine, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Defoe, Cervantes, Donne, Milton, Pope, Trollope, Dollop or Follow-up (whoever they are), or even Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), as you can from a good, stiff, blood-sucking bite. Dogs and cats bite, sure. But so do horses, for example. And camels and llamas and geese. Geese? Yes, geese bite; they dont peck. A good ol ornery goose, who will live about 20 years and honk like the Salvation Army band when any intruder appears, will put a beaked grip on your ass (not YOUR lightweight ass, the 400-pound ass you buy for a loved one) capable of drawing an admirable purple bruise to the surface within the very hour. Its beautiful to see, and its a lot cheaper than sending your loved one to Harvard or Princeton or Yale or Columbia University, for example, where President Lee Bollinger receives a salary of $1.93 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Somebody needs to bite his ass. So I recommend animals this holiday season. And I dont want to hear about condo association rules, city rules or any of that Im too busy crap. Of which, by the way, your gift recipient will be picking up a lot. But Hercules shoveled out the Augean stables, didnt he? And youre an American, arent you? Or a Mexican, or a German, or a Brit, or a Frenchman or (God forbid) a Canadian? You know there are ways around this problem. Here, then, are my recommendations for real gifts, not perfumed little pastiches little necktie nods to capitalist etiquette that do nothing for the soul on Christmas Day. First, a dog. Nothing can do as much for your soul as a dog. Except maybe a horse. Or a waiter assigned to you for life, after you win the Powerball lottery. Dogs will look into your soul for 10 or 12 years, which is a lot more time than a psychoanalyst will spend, and for a lot less money. Youll never be the same again. I recommend a blackmouth cur a tough, smart little cow dog that will follow you to the ends of the earth and back, or die trying. They should run you between $300 and $1,000, depending on how pure you want the breed. Google them or simply go here: As for that goose, try this: You can find every kind and color: African geese, Egyptian geese, British or American geese, Russian geese, Canadian geese well, never mind them. You have to shoot them out of the sky, I guess. From $10 to $100. The cage to haul your goose or deliver it under a tree a good cage will cost another $50, but whats that in return for 20 years of eye-opening, soul-widening, tolerance-teaching, got-dang-foul-beakedsour-tempered-son-of-a-snitch? Then, of course, there are horses. You know youve always wanted one. You know your daughters always wanted one. You know your wife has always wanted one. Come on, dude, man up. Get a horse. Find a stable. I dont even need to tell you how. This is horse country. Get your head out of the mall and do something that will mean everything. No? OK, one final gift suggestion, then and its a non-ownership thing, at least as far as the animal goes. Buy Ron Wiggins wonderful book, Florida Authentica, for $15 at Turn to No. 6 of 52 Florida Adventures. I was gang-nudged by a herd of affection-crazed manatees (while snorkeling) on the Homosassa, he admits. He will tell you how to get there, and what to do so it can happen to you or your loved ones, too. That manatee might not bite you, or the kid to whom you give this gift, but neither one of you will ever be the same again. Happy holidays and a biting New Year! COMMENTARY The gift that bites you w


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 Gen. George Washingtons army retreated from New York in ignominy in November 1776. As it moved through New Jersey, Lt. James Monroe, the future president, stood by the road and counted the troops: 3,000 left from an original force of 30,000. In December 1776, the future of America hung on the fate of a bedraggled army barely a step ahead of annihilation. The Americans confronted about two-thirds of the British army, and half its navy, not to mention thousands of German mercenaries. The defense of New York was barely worthy of the name. When British troops crossed into Manhattan at Kips Bay, the Americans ran. Gen. Washington reportedly exclaimed in despair, Are these the men with which I am to defend America?Later, from the New Jersey Palisades, he watched as the British took Fort Washington across the Hudson, held by 3,000 American troops, and put surrendering Americans to the sword. According to one account, Gen. Washington turned away and wept with the tenderness of a child.British strategy depended on shattering American faith in the Continental Army and reconciling the rebellious colonies to the Crown. As the Americans fled to the Pennsylv ania side of the Delaware River, the British occupied New Jersey and offered an amnesty to anyone declaring his loyalty. They had thousands of takers, including one signer of the Declaration of Independence. With expiring enlistments about to reduce his army further, Gen. Washington decided on a scheme to cross the Delaware on Christmas and surprise the Hessian garrison in Trenton. If the raid backfired, Washington biographer Ron Chernow writes, the war was likely over and he would be captured and killed. Behind schedule, Gen. Washingtons main force of 2,400 started crossing the river that night. Yes, most of them were standing up in flat-bottomed boats. Yes, there were ice floes. It wasnt until 4 a.m. that all the men were across the river. They had 9 miles still to march to Trenton in a driving storm and no chance of making it before daybreak. Gen. Washington considered calling it off, but he had already come too far. Arriving at Trenton at 8 a.m., his spirited troops seemed to vie with the other in pressing forward, he wrote afterward. They surprised the Hessians, who didnt expect an attack in such weather. The battle ended quickly 22 Hessians killed, 83 wounded and 900 captured, to two American deaths. It may be doubted whether so small a number of men ever employed so short a space of time with greater and more lasting effects upon the history of the world, British historian George Trevelyan wrote. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer sees in the American resurgence after our fortunes were at their lowest a reassuring aspect of our national character in this season of discontent: We respond when pressed. Dr. Benjamin Rush, a great supporter of the American cause, wrote: Our republics cannot exist long in prosperity. We require adversity and appear to possess most of the republican spirit when most depressed. May it still be so. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. A o a a i A richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONAmericas first Christmas amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly A carbon tsunami in DohaThe 18th U.N. climate-change summit is taking place in the small but immensely wealthy Gulf emirate of Qatar, the largest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. Delegates, press, dignitaries and the legions of low-paid, foreign guest workers here at the opulent Qatar National Convention Center all pass under an enormous spider, a 30-foot-high cast-bronze statue called Maman, by the FrenchAmerican sculptor Louise Bourgeois. It was chosen by the emirs wife, and snapped up for a reported $10 million. The Obama administration has been accused, rightly, of derailing the UN climate negotiations in recent years, which makes the spider an appropriate symbol, as famously described by the lines from an 1808 poem by Sir Walter Scott, Oh! what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive! Here at the summit, referred to as the COP 18 (18th Conference of Parties), I met up with climate scientist Bill Hare, one of the lead authors of a new World Bank report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4 Degree C Warmer World Must Be Avoided. With the U.S. media focused on the so-called fiscal cliff, I asked Mr. Hare how the worlds historically largest emitter of greenhouse gases, the United States, could be expected to contribute to a global fund to combat climate change: We have a climate cliff. ... Were facing a carbon tsunami, actually, where huge amounts of carbon are now being emitted at a faster rate than ever. And its that carbon tsunami thats likely to overwhelm the planet with warming, sea-level rise and acidifying the oceans. Just a day after I interviewed Mr. Hare, a powerful typhoon hit the Philippines. I spoke with the lead climate negotiator from the Philippines, Naderev Sano, just minutes after the news of the typhoon broke. It is sobering for us to know that a typhoon like this normally doesnt hit that part of the country, he told me. In half a century, this is the first time that a typhoon that has crossed as far south as Bopha has. I asked Mr. Sano what he was hoping for in Doha: The single biggest measure of success in Doha is, first and foremost, the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. That is something we hold very dearly, because that is the jumpoff base for enhanced ambition for the whole world. The Kyoto Protocol is the only legally binding global treaty that forces nations to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Unless action is taken, it will lapse at the end of this month. Mr. Sano explained: When we reach the first day of 2013, if we dont have any success here in Doha, then we end up with nothing. We end up with a ... system where climate change faces a world that has not found the political will to address the climate crisis. Another participant at the summit is Kumi Naidoo, the executive director of Greenpeace International. I last interviewed him via phone as he was hanging from a Russian Gazprom oil rig in the Arctic, getting hosed down with water intended to dislodge him. Mr. Naidoo wrote before coming to COP 18: Doha is already infamous for dead-end trade talks. One more failure and it will be forever known as the place where global deals go to die. At a press conference held here, Mr. Naidoo directed his own rhetorical fire hose at the Obama administration. Noting Barack Obamas reference to climate change in his Nov. 6 victory speech, Mr. Naidoo said, naming Obamas climate negotiators, Todd Stern and Jonathan Pershing have come to Doha with their needle stuck in the groove of obstructing the U.N. process, an art they have perfected. It is disrespectful of President Obama to inflict on us two negative negotiators who act as if the comments he made after his election were never made. He should either pick up the phone and tell his delegates to follow his lead or alternatively call them back to Washington. When I asked Mr. Pershing to respond to Mr. Naidoo, whether he was following President Obamas wishes, he replied, No comment. While the expectations for the Doha climate summit are low, even grim, and while attendance at this summit is a fraction of what we saw at the last three in Copenhagen, Cancun and Durban, there is here a strong core of committed people who care about the future of the planet, who are taking action to protect it from human-induced climate change. It is these people who the giant spider in the lobby also represents. The sculpture is protecting a sac of eggs, and, as Louise Bourgeois explained: The Spider is an ode to my mother. ... Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. Spiders are helpful and protective. From Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines to Superstorm Sandy in the United States, the web of climate activists is not tangled, but growing stronger, leading the way. If only the politicians would follow. 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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Its really named after the proprietors son, Alexander Jr., who graduated from Barron Collier High School and is in his freshman year at Duke University. The elder Alexander grew up in Old Orchard Beach near Portland, Maine. His older brother pursued the vocation of his father and joined the Merchant Marine. His older sister became a teacher, but Alex knew he wanted to be a chef by the time he was 15. After graduating from public schools, he earned an associates degree in culinary arts at Johnson and Wales in Providence, R.I., before studying business for a year at Florida International University. His first job in the culinary profession was at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo for three years. He then moved to the Kiawah Island Resort for two years. His goal was to become an executive chef of a hotel. He was then invited to join the staff at the new Flagship Radisson Hotel in downtown Minneapolis as a sous chef (heir apparent to the executive chef). Alexander was on his planned career path to become an executive chef, but he got sidetracked by the food and beverage manager at the Radisson, who spoke to him about an opportunity in Naples. He and his wife, both graduates of the Cornell School of Hotel Managment, then wanted to leave the hotel business to open their own restaurant in Naples. At the time, Alex felt that joining the new venture as a partner would provide a fresh start both personally and professionally. They opened Margos Restaurant on U.S. 41 in 1987 and ran the restaurant together for five years. They later bought Michaels Cafe, located in the Hibiscus Center, from Michael Hernandez. Alex decided to start his own restaurant and opened Alexanders Restuarant, which has been in the same location since 1995. In his first year in Naples, Alex met his future wife, Monika. A skilled dancer, Monika owned a thriving dance studio in Germany. Alex and Monika dated for six years before marrying. Music and the performing arts has always been a focal point for the Bernard family. Monika has been a dancer all her life. They encouraged Alex Jr. to learn to play the piano. Together they support several performing arts venues such as The Phil and Gulfshore Playhouse as well as other charities such as The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, the David Lawrence Center, and the Community School. Alex, an avid runner, belongs to Gulf Coast Runners and supports that organization as well. Both Alex as a runner and Monika as a lifelong dancer place a premium on good health. Consequently, Alex prepares his menu and his cuisine with the good health m h a S t o A bobHARDEN e-mail: PROFILES IN PARADISEAlexanders great passion is serving healthy, quality food Talking points with Alexander BernardAs a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A forest ranger. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? I honestly cant imagine anything else that I would want to do. What are you most proud of? My son. Something thats been on your mind: College tuition. Something youll never understand: Government. Guilty pleasures: Red wine and chocolate. Next vacation destination: Paci c Grove, Calif. One thing on your bucket list: Rent a house for one month in northern Italy Something your mom was always right about: That Im a funny, good person. What makes you laugh? Will Ferrell. Last book you read: Walter Isaacsons biography of Steve Jobs. Pet peeve: Not covering food products Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: I was a pretty good basketball player at one time. High school job: Making pizza. What the Paradise Coast really needs: A convention center. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The neighborhoods especially Park Shore, The Moorings and Old Naples. of his customers in mind. Alex says, My menu is always evolving. I try to use hormone-free, sustainable and organic when I can. Obesity is a problem in the country, so I like to be part of the solution by buying the best products I can. In fact, the Spa menu is all organic and all sustainable. Alex seeks ways to differentiate Alexanders from large chains by using less salt and preparing his portions with more care and higher quality foods. Alex says, I always try to strike a balance between price and quality. Alexanders Restaurant is closed each summer from late May until September. In spite of a partial year, his outstanding staff his no discernable turnover. From September through May, Alex is always there when the restaurant is open. He makes a point of visiting with and thanking his customers. Hes always affable. To start a conversation with him, just ask about the Boston Red Sox. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at The show is archived for listeners convenience.


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 exultantly as Obamacare. Friday, as it turns out, is the day states must declare whether they will form health insurance exchanges. As the week began, Florida remained motionless and undecided, along with 19 other flatfooted stars in the flag of 50. If we dont do it, the Feds are supposed to do it for us, explains Jim Nathan, president and CEO of the sprawling and public Lee Memorial Health System. Those exchanges will help individuals with incomes ranging from 133 to 400 percent of the national poverty level for a family of four which means some sort of subsidy for families earning as much as $88,000, he says. Its federal government shorthand for health insurance is no longer affordable. Thats this week. Then in October, 10 months from now, people are supposed to be able to sign up for health exchanges by going online and picking a health insurance plan, the way youd order an airline ticket, he adds. Thats like tomorrow morning. Signed into law on March 23, 2010, the act has already created savings here and extensions of coverage for a few people there. But the heavy lifting of health-care reform expanding Medicaid to cover millions of Floridians and creating insurance exchanges that will impact almost everyone thats the hard stuff, the scary stuff. And most of those details are just being hammered out now. The notion is that over time roughly half of the 4 million uninsured or underinsured people in Florida will join Medicaid, and half will use a health insurance exchange. In the programs first three years alone, the federal government will spend at least $3.2 billion and as much as $4.78 billion while Florida taxpayers pay little or nothing, according to projections by the Florida Hospital Association. In a report issued last month, the association strongly recommended embracing the federal plan, which is estimated to expand coverage to 32 million individuals at a cost of $940 billion over 10 years (2010 to 2019). By comparison, the total costs of the 2003 to 2010 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan will fall between $3.2 and $4 trillion, according to a Brown University study four or more times as much. For some, Obamacare conjures the specter of a monstrous and ineffectual government embarking into the unknown based merely on projections and circumstantial evidence; thus, its a bte noir, a sable beast lurking in an uncertain future. For others, its a win-win, an American natural like blue jeans, the Model T, the Empire State Building, the Mars Rover, the iPhone, jazz or modern democracy and freedom of expression. No doubt, distasteful politicians, agenda-driven lobbyists and grifters will have voices in the ongoing debate about the details, but so will many patriots, both the givers and receivers of the new care. Here, Florida Weekly offers them a voice. By examining the ACA from the perspective of those people the goodwilled, the unselfish (whether optimistic or pessimistic) we hope to clarify a bit of confusion, define some anxieties that still lack clear answers, settle a misgiving or two, and (dare we) celebrate a bit about the problems the new system will solve. Then, perhaps, this bte will be a little less noir. Rooms with a viewIm not a fan of Obamacare before we went to this system three or four other things should have been tried first, declares Timothy Gunderman, a 48-year-old professional actor and college student who has suffered two heart attacks. Which may be ironic, because he stands likely to benefit from it next year. Mr. Gunderman had purchased his own health insurance when he had those heart attacks the second and almost-fatal attack on Nov. 3, 2010. For that one, he could not afford the high deductible, about $5,000 on a $38,000 bill, he recalls, so he lost the insurance. Shortly after that, he lost his job and his girlfriend left him. He was then turned down for work after interviews for three new jobs that might have offered some insurance. Its been a tough two years, Mr. Gunderman says matter-of-factly. Now hes on Lipitor and Plavix, two heart medications, and hes a pay-cash medical patient who missed a scheduled September physical because he used the money to pay his electric bill. His house is in foreclosure, his mother died of a heart condition two months ago, and hes struggling to pay her burial expenses after her life insurance company contested her claim on a previous-condition clause, he says. He remains deeply ambivalent about federal bureaucracy, and about what health-care reform might mean. His ambivalence makes sense to Rob Lopez, co-owner with his wife, Annette, of ServiceMaster CCS in Charlotte County, winner of the Blue Chip award for overcoming adversity and persevering in business. Mr. Lopez is also likely to benefit from Obamacare, along with the 22 workers his company now employs. Shortly after launching the company, he underwent seven brain surgeries to drain cerebral spinal fluid that had built up, the result of a previous bout of bacterial meningitis. He also required emergency surgery to implant two shunts to drain the fluid (down) to his stomach. Mr. Lopez is not only uninsured but difficult to insure under the current system, considering his preexisting condition. In the future, that condition will not matter when it comes to health insurance. Everyone will be covered. Meanwhile, Mr. Lopez brokered a deal with the surgeon and continues to pay off the balance of his surgeries in monthly installments. And he continues to work out deals like this when his health-care bills mount. I dont know if the Affordable Care Act is a good thing or a bad thing, he says. It depends on how the state approaches it. If the exchanges work anything like a pooling system and it creates a costeffective market for us business owners, thats a good thing. If its monopolized, like it seems to be now with the big guys running it, and rates go up, then its not good. The cost is what has to be the ultimate factor in deciding whether or not its good. Whatever the cost, in Mr. Lopezs view, health care is key to good business. This is a quality business. And quality and health care are related, he argues. If you dont provide employees what they need, their quality of work is going to suffer. But at the moment, he says, I cant afford insurance for me, let alone my employees. For Lester, who chose not to give his last name, the previous three years have consisted of a big bet on luck, on genetics, on health without help. In 2009, he was terminated after 25 years as an insurance salesman for Combined Insurance, now Ace Group. He maintained full health insurance at the time, at a rate of $212 a month, he says. But when he was let go, the price of health insurance would have doubled. I never made a claim, never did nothing all those years, he recalls, standing in a laundromat to fold a moth holecovered polo shirt and lay out a neat stack of dry do-rags that his wife uses to cover her alopecia. I understand why people get mad at the price of health insurance. Since then, Lester has remained unemployed and uninsured. Although his wife works, they cant afford insurance through her employer, he explains. And he knows the time is coming when theyll need it, which is why he remains hopeful about Obamacare, he says. Meanwhile, Lester has a bad back. When he feels one of those paralyzing spells of pain coming on, he medicates the only cheap way he knows how, he admits he pops open a beer. Efficient and coordinated?Dr. Allen Weiss, president and CEO of Naples Community Hospitals, is a model of focused efficiency and determined energy in his personal life, his co-workers say just like his colleague at Lee Memorial, Jim Nathan. But both leaders are facing some of the same fiscal and logistical challenges, which appear anything but focused. At Lee Memorial, for example, as many as 60,000 people may come into the system with insurance who once lacked it, beginning late next year. NCH estimates about half of that number will be newly insured in its system. The ongoing debates about how and who will pay for their care are not cause for pessimism, Dr. Weiss insists.OBAMACAREFrom page 1 We have 50,000 people who are uninsured or underinsured, out of our 400,000 permanent residents in Collier, and were guessing about 30,000 will now have insurance. NCH has 72 percent of the beds here but we care for 98 percent of the patients who are self-pay the people who cant afford insurance.Now theyre going to come sooner to get care, and theyre going to live longer, happier and healthier lives. Its going to be good for everybody. Allen Weiss NCH EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY ARCHIVESHealth-care providers will be required to serve more people more efficiently. How the Affordable Care Act is bene tting FloridaFree preventive services >> 2,841,000 people and 2,581,961 seniors with Medicare get preventive services for freeNo more lifetime limits on care >> 5,587,000 people no longer have a lifetime limit on their careHealth insurance on your parents plan >> 157,185 more young adults younger than 26 now have insurance on their parents planCovered by pre-existing condition insurance plan >> 3,736 people who were uninsured because of a pre-existing condition now have coverageImproving public health >> $35,500,000 in grants to improve public healthCommunity health centers >> $62,600,000 to support and expand community health centers from GUNDERMAN ROB AND ANNETTE LOPEZ LESTER


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 NEWS A9 We have 50,000 people who are uninsured or underinsured, out of our 400,000 permanent residents in Collier, and were guessing about 30,000 will now have insurance, he explains. NCH has 72 percent of the beds here but we care for 98 percent of the patients who are self-pay the people who cant afford insurance. Now theyre going to come sooner to get care, and theyre going to live longer, happier and healthier lives. Its going to be good for everybody, he insists. Whether that ultimately proves to be true or not more efficient care and less-costly care something is going to happen. But will it be the efficient and coordinated plan envisioned by the federal government? Thats the question, says Mr. Nathan: Are the Feds really in a position to build up these exchanges all over the nation and have enrollment coming by October? Its frightening, its confusing, its inevitable and it took me an hour to say that, he admits. Mr. Nathan had recently attempted to explain the Affordable Care Act and its implications in 2013 and beyond to the hospitals board of directors. The speed of change and the complexity of things that will happen, assuming everything occurs at the dates established, is beyond any of our imaginations, he warns. As a nation, how can we be organized for that? Politics not quite as usualEven formerly fierce opponents of the act have hinted that they might get on board, which both Dr. Weiss and Mr. Nathan admit would make their jobs easier. Gov. Rick Scott, until recently among the most intractable of foes, is now trying to negotiate inevitable changes with the federal government, along with more than 10 other state governors. I dont think anyone involved in trying to improve health care should say, no, no, no, to Obamacare, the governor told reporters last month. Perhaps the notion of surrendering billions of dollars in federal aid if he doesnt, or failing to help insure four million Floridians who are currently uninsured or underinsured many of whom will vote in the 2014 election has encouraged Gov. Scott. Millions of Floridians are going to receive care, and its not going to be subsidized by Floridas taxpayers at least not at first, acknowledges Keith Arnold, a lobbyist who works in Tallahassee both for Lee Memorial and Hope Hospice, The political aspect of this is that legislators are looking at it not just because it would lead to healthier lives, but because when you all of a sudden cover millions who have never had coverage before and they can lead better and more productive lives if you can do that, and youre headed into another election cycle in two years you could reap a lot of benefits. This is the political fuel for helping these people, Mr. Arnold says. Paying upThe idea that insuring more people will keep them healthier, and thus hold down costs in the long run, is not in serious dispute. We know through academic studies, says Mr. Arnold, that when you keep people healthier, their overall costs are down. For example, when you dont smoke, end-of-life care is going to be cheaper. When you control weight, you reduce chances for being a diabetic and thats cheaper. But the short term is so onerous we lose sight of that. The short term, indeed, is an obstacle course of unknowns for Mr. Nathan at Lee, where the hospitals serve five or more Southwest Florida counties. The whole issue half the uninsured are to be taken care of through exchanges, and half through the extension of Medicaid depends on the answer to the question, Will Florida choose to expand Medicaid or choose not to? Gov. Scott may not be ahead of that problem, but Mr. Nathan is. More than two years ago, he saw the problem coming. So we embarked on a plan to take $125 million out of our operating costs over a five-year period, sustainable over time on the basis that well be paid less. That will help with the uncertainties and also with the certainty that money from some key sources, historically, will be constricted. Part of the (federal) funding of this Medicaid expansion comes from reducing disbursement to hospitals that have high Medicaid volumes, Mr. Nathan explains. Well have that money taken away regardless, and if Florida chooses not to expand Medicaid, well lose what we have now and we wont get any of that (federal) money to care for the uninsured, so we lose money. Each time we look at the thing now, we see so much thats unknown and scary. But the flip side of that, of course, is that if we are able to shift a lot of people traditionally uninsured into some sort of insurance, that would be a good thing. Perhaps the best thing, for the American economy, and for most other Americans. Perhaps, a brand new day. Dr. Allen Weiss, NCH Healthcare System:What it means for our country: In a globally competitive environment, we need to be mindful and ef cient with access for health care, costs and the quality of health care.. Now, keeping that in mind, were going to have better access to people who dont have insurance now. And people who have insurance live longer than those who dont. So were going to have a country that lives longer and better with a better quality of life by having better access. Whats also happening now is that people who dont have insurance cant pay, so people who do are paying more than they would otherwise. This will create a redistribution. From the hospitals point of view, we have to be more ef cient. We have to offer better care for less money. We can do that easily as a healthcare industry, were the only one in the last four or ve years that added workers. The very fact that our country has the ability to have something like this happen makes me optimistic that at the end of the day, we all got together and agreed we have to move forward. An incredible amount of money was spent on political campaigning, which Im not in favor of, by the way but everybody agreed that we should be doing peacefully, following the rule of law, with a judicial system to implement it. That makes me optimistic.Jim Nathan, Lee Memorial Health System:The only way this will work is through collaboration. Right now, we have a fragmented, uncoordinated thing we call a health-care system. The idea is to push us to improve collaboration, to improve evidence-based medicine, and to do the right things right, the rst time. If we dont, health care is unaffordable, and were bankrupting the nation by the way we do it. Medicare is going bankrupt and employersponsored health insurance is dying before us because weve destroyed it with a massive hidden tax (the insured pay for the uninsured). All that got lost in the nger pointing and the Sarah Palin death panels when this was debated. Everybody knows this lady: shes 75 years old, she has 11 chronic illnesses, 18 different medications and 12 different doctors. So who is in charge of her health care? If she isnt, is it her 80-year-old husband who cant drive in any more? The challenge is, how do we improve overall coordination for her care? VANESSA ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHY PETE SOUZA / WHITE HOUSE PHOTO DIRECTOR President Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010. The speed of change and the complexity of things that will happen, assuming everything occurs at the dates established, is beyond any of our imaginations. As a nation, how can we be organized for that? Jim Nathan Lee Memorial Health System

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 TOWN HALL TALKCatching up with the man who inspired Catch Me If You CanTheres never a dull moment when youre Frank Abagnale. Hes had a life most of us can only dream about. Before becoming a consultant for the FBI, Mr. Abagnale spent his time jet-setting around the globe, flanked by beautiful women and with an endless supply of money. It all came crashing down, however, when his impersonations and career in thievery finally caught up with him. But the charismatic and brilliant Mr. Abagnale wouldnt stay down long, serving fewer than five years in prison before he began to work for the FBI. After more than three decades, the founder of Abagnale & Associates remains one of the worlds top authorities on fraud and swindling. Today, he educates people on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud. Hes also the author of two books about fraud prevention: The Art of the Steal and Stealing Your Life. Ten years ago, Steven Spielberg produced Catch Me If You Can, the movie based on Mr. Abagnales 1980 book of the same name. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio. A Broadway musical version followed in 2011. (The show opens on Jan. 1 for a six-day engagement at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. See story on page C1.) Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series was delighted to welcome Mr. Abagnale as one of our speakers in 2011. Crime prevention remains a hot topic today, and we sat down with Mr. Abagnale to get his latest tips for staying safe in our modern digital world. Q: Once upon a time, you engaged in clever impersonations of an airline pilot, a chief resident of a hospital, an attorney, a college instructor and a stockbroker. In the movies, good guys and bad guys alike pose as members of trusted professions to perpetrate their schemes. Just how vulnerable are we to credential hacking and this type of impersonation? A: I believe there are many people today impersonating professions they are not qualified to be in. For example, there may be a medic from the military who is practicing as a general practitioner in a small town. It would not be difficult to do because he/she would be able to diagnose most ailments and then refer the patient to a specialist. Creating credentials to accomplish this today is a thousand times easier than when I did it, because of technology like color copiers, scanners, Photoshop and the ease of graphic design with a Mac. Of the impersonations I accomplished, the one that would be more difficult today is the airline pilot. Back in the s when I did it, hijackings, terrorists, bombings or even airport security didnt exist. Q: Identity theft is often a crime of opportunity. Most people know that information can be hacked from a personal computer by programs such as Trojans and Bots introduced by e-mail. Alarmingly, personal information can also be compromised by a single corrupt clerical employee. This often occurs in a trusted environment such as a doctors office where information is voluntarily submitted. How real is this threat? How do we comply with requests for information while protecting ourselves from would-be thieves? A: This threat is very real. Last year, more than 15 million people (one every four seconds) in the U.S. became a victim of identity theft. Information is everywhere. I make my home in South Carolina, and last month, someone hacked into the South Carolina Department of Tax Revenue and stole more than 3.5 million tax returns and 600,000 credit/debit card numbers. Today, it only takes one person working at a company or a government agency to open an e-mail or go look at a website on a computer at work, which opens the door to a would-be hacker. Individuals should only provide their Social Security Number when it is absolutely necessary. Finally, to protect yourself from identity theft, I recommend you do what I do myself. First, I use a micro-cut shredder that turns paper into confetti. (Documents put e A C t t m


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 NEWS A11 Randy 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. His Mind is Our Concern. NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434After landing a corporate job programming in his 20s, Randy quickly became successful and bored. He began partying recklessly and got hooked i mmediately on cocaine. His family intervened and got him into the rst of many treatment programs. For the next 20 years, Randy cycled through stunning professional successes in software company and real estate sales and life-threatening drug use that brought him to the brink of suicide. When he discovered a passion for acting, he was inspired to nally get clean and was admitted to the Crossroads residential treatment program. For him, the transformation was a life-changing miracle. Now living one day at a time towards his dream, Randy has become the person he has always wanted to be. through) ribbon shredders and cross-cut shredders can be put back together. There is no difference in price, just be sure it says micro-cut on the box. Second, I use a credit-monitoring service and have since the early s. The one I use is called PrivacyGuard. Whichever one you chose, vet it by making sure of two things: that they monitor all three credit bureaus 24/7, and that they notify you in real time if someone is attempting to use you SSN or credit. Q: After getting to know you, two traits that impressed me most were your high regard for personal integrity and your strong feelings regarding the vital importance of parenting. This, no doubt, sprang from life experiences and led to your own deliberately honed convictions. How is society ailing from the apparent evaporation of these two foundational principles? What is the ultimate price to be paid? A: Unfortunately, we live in a society that doesnt teach ethics at home and doesnt teach ethics in school because the teacher would be accused of teaching morality. Most universities and even corporations no longer have a code of ethics. Consequently, we are raising an entire generation that is unethical and has a tremendous lack of character in its make-up. I cannot overemphasize this point. Ethics must start at home with parents teaching their children right from wrong, as well as manners. This must be followed through in school and certainly in a university. Unfortunately, children today are bombarded with negative information from TV, movies, the Internet and celebrities. Q: Yours is a household name and you are an intriguing and celebrated character. It is certain that most people do not know the real Frank Abagnale. Without compromising your privacy, could you tell us something about yourself that perhaps you have never publicly revealed or discussed? A: More than any other accomplishment in my life, this is what really matters to me: the blessing of knowing the amazing individuals I am privileged to call my wife and sons. Q: Imagine yourself on a private, roundthe-world cruise on your new 175-foot schooner. As you enter into the port at Monaco and the launch pulls alongside to deliver you and your lovely companion to the Monte Carlo Casino, would you consider for us how you would go about convincing them that you were James Bond? A: If it were me, I would have made up phony credentials from the British Secret Service. Rick Borman is president and producer of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series. Look for Town Hall Talk in Florida Weekly again on Dec. 27, when Mr. Borman interviews Michael Sulick, former director of the CIAs U.S. National Clandestine Service, about his new book, Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War. For more information or to subscribe to the 2013 Town Hall series, visit


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Here is your opportunity to become a Lifetime Full Golf Member at the Vineyards Country ClubVineyards Country Club in Naples, Florida, generously donated the Lifetime Full Golf Membership to Charity for Change, a Naples-based not-for-pro t organization, as a fundraiser. No existing members holding a promissory note may bid on the membership. Details and auction link at Vineyards Membership O er eBay auction opens on ursday, Dec. 6 at 9 pm ET eBay auction closes on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9 pm ET or visit us at www.NaplesTownHall.orgSUBSCRIBE NOW BY CALLING 239-659-6524 NAPLESTOWNHALLYEARSEXPERIENCE HISTORYwith the Nations #1 Speaker SeriesRICK SANTORUM BOB BALLARDROBERT GATESTIM TEBOWJanuary 8, 2013The Worlds Greatest ExplorerFebruary 9, 2013Secretary of Defense Under Two PresidentsMarch 9, 2013Witness Sports History in the MakingMarch 22, 2013The Muslim BrotherhoodExperience Naples Town Halls 30th Anniversary Season at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 Tours of Rookery Bay Reserve Half-day Naturalist-led ToursKayaking Small Boat Excursions(Barrier island walks, Sunset tours, Cultural history of the area)Pre-registration required at: or 239-417-6310 x401 Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center 300 Tower Road, Naples Naples law community will welcome retired Supreme Court Justice StevensTau Epsilon Rho Law Society and the Jewish Federation of Naples Cardozo Society invite the public to dinner and a question-and-answer session with retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. The evening begins with a wine-andcheese reception at 6 p.m., followed by a four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Named to the court in 1975 by President Gerald R. Ford to succeed Justice William O. Douglas, Justice Stevens joined the court when it included Thurgood Marshall and William J. Brennan Jr. of the Warren court era, as well as Nixon appointee Lewis F. Powell Jr., and the last of President Dwight D. Eisenhowers four Supreme Court appointees, Potter Stewart. Confronted in later years with a court far more conservative than the one he joined, the opinions he wrote became more blunt and passionate, with a theme running through them that the nation was best served by an open airing of disagreements, and that the Supreme Court had lost touch with the fundamental notions of fair play. In his 2000 dissenting opinion on Bush v. Gore, Justice Stevens stated, Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this years presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nations confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law. His 2004 majority opinion on Rasul v. Bush held that the habeas statute covered Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the blockbuster 2010 campaign finance decision, the vote was 5 to 4, and Justice Stevens wrote the dissent. Justice Stevens appearance is Naples is in conjunction with the 92nd annual convention of Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society. Justice Stevens will be presented with the Benjamin Nathan Cardozo Memorial Award and will answer questions from an interviewer, the Hon. Marjorie Midge Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, as well as questions from the audience. Tickets are $150 per person. Seating is limited, and reservations are required no later than Monday, Dec. 17. Call Yale Freeman and 530-2500 or e-mail Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society is the oldest predominantly Jewish law group in the United States. Membership is open to all attorneys and judges in good professional standing, and to students attending law school. The Cardozo Society is named for Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, a distinguished lawyer and United States Supreme Court Justice appointed to the court by President Herbert Hoover in 1932.


Help Save a Childs Life This Holiday Season We are honored to introduce Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida.Your gift of hope will be matched dollar for dollar and will help provide lifesaving care and healing for thousands of local children.To learn more about how you can help save a childs life through this amazing new medical facility, please call239-343-6950 or visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 A19 Angela Fine Furnishings Andrew Martin UP TO 50%OFFin select stores Ralph Lauren Home Lighting & Accessories at Webster & Co. FURNITURE | FABRICS | FLOORING | LIGHTING | KITCHENS | BATH | ARTShop for great deals on exclusive home dcor, new collections and unique holiday gifts.Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. All Three Floors Sat: First Floor & Clearance Showroom open 10 a.m. 5 p.m. 45 Home Furnishing Stores Always Open to the Public Featuring inspired and artful gift suggestionsDECK YOUR HOME SALE NOW THRU DECEMBER 14Copyright 2012, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Design Center is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation.12121312-2694Casa ItaliaPlus, one-of-a-kind designer-decorated trees and wreaths!Community invited to celebrate new Habitat for Humanity homesHabitat for Humanity of Collier County invites the community to join with board members, donors, volunteers and partner families to celebrate the dedication of 14 homes in the community of Regal Acres in Naples. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Among those to be dedicated is the milestone 1,500th home built by Habitat for Humanity in Collier County. The home has been purchased by the Plantins, a family of six who were living in a two-bedroom apartment in a crime-ridden community paying $800 per month in rent, leaving little left over for food and clothing. Maxo Plantin, the father, is a laundry attendant at The Ritz-Carlton; his wife, Rose, spends her days raising the children. The ceremony will include the presentation of a housewarming basket to each new homeowner family as well as remarks by the new homeowners and Sam Duros, the president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. The celebration will culminate in the blessing of the homes, after which they homes will be open for tours. Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, the largest affiliate of the international organization as well as one of the oldest, will mark its 35th anniversary in 2013. The organizations unique partnership approach gives families a life-changing hand-up, involving them in building their home before they buy Habitat for Humanity at cost, with a no interest loan. For more information, call 775-0036 or visit or call 239-775-0036. Heres a chance to sing for the Red SoxThink you have what it takes to sing in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 11,000 people? The Boston Red Sox are looking for new talent of all ages to perform the national anthem for the 2013 Spring Training season at JetBlue Park in south Fort Myers. All interested performers are invited to open auditions from 2-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 17-18, at the ballpark at 11500 Fenway South Drive. Performers should enter the stadium through Gate C near the team store and will be escorted into the building. Those who would like to reserve a time slot can do so by calling Gordon Lessersohn at 226-4704 or e-mailing no later than noon on Friday, Dec. 14. Anyone who cannot audition on the above dates can submit an audio recording to Mr. Lessersohn. For more information, call the above number. COURTESY PHOTOMaxo and Rose Plantin and their four children are the proud owners of the 1,500th Habitat for Humanity home to be built in Collier County.


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Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 888-440-2852 www.lbulighting.com11985 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34110 available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273Big Boy ChairOversized Water Hyacinth Club Chair Ms. Lynn graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University on Dec. 17, 2011. She was eager to begin the preliminary testing for her transplant, eager to have her name put on the transplant list, eager for her phone call. Her call came at 5:01 a.m. Thursday, July 12, hours after that odd evening shower. Her father put down his bowl of cereal and picked up the phone. Tampa General Hospital was on the other end: We think we have new lungs for you. The Lynns were in their car by 5:30. Ms. Lynn recounts the drive as quiet and calm. No traffic on the road. Hazy skies parting to blue. Exiting the highway, a Carrie Underwood song came on the radio: Jesus, Take the Wheel. Melody turned to her mom, Theres your sign. The phone call, the drive, the blood work went fast. Then Ms. Lynn had 10 hours to sit with her thoughts. The new lungs looked good on paper. Would the donors tissues be torn? Would her organs be bruised? Would this be a dry run? Ms. Lynn sat in a room with a digital clock. Each hour, each minute, each second illuminated. She could not drink water. She had to suffer through her coughs. Her pulmonologist walked in and patted her on her head: These are excellent. Theyre pretty pink lungs. Her family huddled around her outside the operating room doors. The orderly pushing her bed stood aside. He let everyone step up and kiss her, tell her it was going to be OK. Then he rolled her away. The surgeon replaced her lungs one at a time, first her right, then her left. Four oclock the next morning, he told her parents the surgery went beautifully: Youll be able to see her soon. Initially, they could get no closer than looking MELODYFrom page 1 MOLLY GRUBBS / COURTESY PHOTOMelody Lynn


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Coupon Expires 12/31/2012Naples Bonita Springs NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 A reminder of the vision, mission and core values of NCH As we approach the end of another year, I think it makes sense to pause for a moment to consider who we are and what we do at NCH Healthcare System. Teams of colleagues have contributed to this weeks column with their thoughts about our vision, our mission and our core values. NCH is the largest non-governmental institution in Collier County. Striving to be a world-class leader of excellence in health care is our organizations vision. Helping everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life is our mission. And our culture embraces the following seven core values: Stewardship We take pride in all that we do and take ownership of our resources. Equality We acknowledge and value each person, recognizing and celebrating diversity as it enriches our organization. Respect We treat our colleagues, our patients, their families and everyone in our community with dignity. Value We value teamwork, building on individual ideas and talents in a collaborative environment. Integrity We adhere to the highest ethical standards and take personal responsibility in all that we do. Compassion We provide care with empathy, respect and sensitivity to nurture the mind, body and spirit. Excellence We devote ourselves to delivering the highest quality in clinical and service outcomes. It is no coincidence that the initials of these seven core values, which have served NCH since its birth 57 years ago, spell SERVICE. That is the essence of what we stand for delivering quality service to ensure that every patient experience is an excellent one. To ensure that we deliver that level of service, NCH must be driven by a high sense of professionalism that places the interest of the patient ahead of our own. Our commitment is based on the firm belief that when you do the right thing often enough, you get the right result. Our 21-member board of directors directs our leadership team and all of our 4,000 colleagues, 650 physicians and 1,200 volunteers to be ethically bound by the spirit and meaning of the Hippocratic Oath: First, do no harm. No individual or institution is perfect. And certainly NCH remains on a constant journey to strive for better clinical quality and easier access for all, while lowering costs for payers, patients and the community we serve. But we can all be proud to say that as far as that journey goes, So far, so good. Finally, we all are saddened by the recent death of Bill Dalton, husband of former NCH board member Sue Dalton. Both of the Daltons have been wonderful supporters of NCH and are among the founders of our downtown campus Garden of Hope and Courage. The NCH oncology unit is a primary beneficiary of the Daltons largesse. Mr. Dalton was a giant in the broadcasting industry and provided longstanding leadership and generosity to local charities fortunate to have his support. We are grateful to both him and his wife, and we extend deepest sympathies to their family. We will miss our friend Bill. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. TO YOUR HEALTHAVOW experts offer free grief counselingAvow Hospice grief counselors hold a pet grief support group from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting is Dec. 17. Meetings are held in the Ispiri community center at Avow headquarters on Whipporwill Lane. Attendance is free, but reservations are requested. Call 261-4404. Doctor will discuss test for ParkinsonsThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. presents a free presentation by Dr. Igor Levy of Neuroscience/Spine Associates at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Drive. Dr. Levy will discuss DaTscans, a new imaging technique that can provide a more definitive diagnosis of Parkinsons disease. He will also raise the question of how much a patient should be told about test findings. Attendees will be encouraged to join the conversation. Other programs and services PASFI offers Parkinsons disease patients and their families and caregivers include: A voice aerobics class is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday at PASFI headquarters. A My Story workshop takes place immediately after voice aerobics every week for those who want to preserve their family memories in writing. A support group for caregivers meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. A support group for PD patients or others with movement disorders as well as their caregivers begins at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Students from FGCU recently attended and asked for volunteers to complete a short assessment about physical activity. They will share their findings with the group in a few months. Naples Equestrian Challenge offers horseback riding as a therapeutic tool for Parkinsons patients. Tuition for PASFI members is covered by an anonymous gift. The next session of the speech and swallowing class will begin in February. Unless otherwise noted, classes and programs take place at PASFI headquarters, 1048 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. For reservations or more information about any of the above, call PASFI at 417-3465 or e-mail Ruth Hubing, executive director, at E-cigarettes becoming increasingly popular despite unknown consequences SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYConsumption and awareness of e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine inhalers that contain nicotine derived from tobacco, are high in the United States despite limited knowledge of their side effects, according to a recent study from the American Journal of Public Health. While the products are marketed as safe alternatives to smoking, more research is necessary to determine their health impact on both the individual and population levels. Researchers conducted separate online and phone surveys in 2010 to determine American consciousness of electronic nicotine delivery systems, usage rates and public perceptions of their harmfulness. Surveys compiled data from never, former and current smokers, with large samples of African Americans and Hispanics. Each asked respondents for their experience with e-cigarettes, and to quantify their risk compared to regular cigarettes on a five-point scale. The online sample showed that more than 40 percent of Americans ages 18 and older had heard of e-cigarettes, including 57.1 percent of current smokers. Additionally, a majority of smokers 70.6 percent of online respondents and 84.7 percent of phone respondents believed that e-cigarettes were less harmful than regular cigarettes. Researchers found some evidence that the electronic products were specifically popular among smokers who were considering quitting within six months, possibly as cessation treatments. Because e-cigarettes have not been regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and were only recently introduced to American consumers, neither their value as a cessation aid nor their claims as a reduced harm/modified risk product can be determined. Awareness of ENDS is widespread and experimentation and use by millions of smokers, especially young adults, is of concern, the studys authors concluded. The authors call for FDA regulation of these products and for further research to determine the prevalence of consistent ENDS use, the role of ENDS as a starter product and the impact of dual use on both harm reduction and on whether e-cigarettes are facilitating or undermining smokers cessation efforts. 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Run away to Cmon for fun with CircusFitRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey brings CircusFit, its innovative national youth fitness program, to Cmon, the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, on Saturday, Dec. 15. Designed to teach fun ways to stay active, physically fit and healthy, CircusFit is open to children of all ages. Show times at Cmon are 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Attendance is free with regular admission. CircutFit Ambassadors of Laughter Dave and Cherie Gregg teach the fundamentals of fitness through age-appropriate activities that incorporate basic circus skills. Their message covers topics including proper nutrition, hydration, stretching and exercise.The performances at Cmon serve a kick-off for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition that comes to Germain Arena Jan. 3-6.For 143 years, families and kids of all ages have been coming to The Greatest Show On Earth to witness some of the worlds greatest athletes perform acts of incredible skill, says Kenneth Feld, chairman and producer. Our Ringling Bros. performers are in peak physical condition and perfect role models to encourage and teach Americas youth fun-filled ways to stay fit and active. Ringling Bros. has joined forces with the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sport to promote CircusFit and physical activity across America. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight has more than doubled in the past two decades. As this trend continues, overweight children are more likely to develop weight-related illnesses in adulthood, including diabetes and heart disease. CircusFit can help reverse the trend and get children interested in exercise, healthy living and daily activity. For more information about CircusFit, visit For information about the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey engagement at Germain Arena in early January, visit Tips to laugh away the holiday bluesHolidays are a time of mirth and cheer; at least thats what the folks at Hallmark tell us. For many adults, however, the holidays can be a challenging time. In a free presentation titled Laugh Those Holiday Blues Away, Margot Escott, LCSW, will provide tips on ways to decrease the stress that comes with the most wonderful time of the year. The Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida hosts the program from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at MHASWF headquarters, 2335 Tamiami Trail N. Reserve your place by calling Brian Follweiler at 261-5405 or e-mailing Workshop will give lifeline to caregiversMore than 65 million Americans provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged relative or friend each year. To help them learn strategies for coping, a free workshop will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the clubhouse at Moorings Park. Family caregivers, health-care professionals and clergy all are invited to A Lifeline for Caregivers presented by Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and a senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America. Dr. Dokas topics for family and other caregivers will include managing stress, setting goals and expectations and taking care of oneself. For health-care professionals and clergy, he will discuss psychological and spiritual reactions at end of life and the effects of caring for the terminally ill. A light dinner will be served. The evening is sponsored by Vita Hospice, Dignity Memorial, IberiaBank, Moorings Park and 21st Century Care. RSVP by Jan. 10 by calling 597-3101. Parenting power topic of classesDavid Lawrence Center offers free parenting courses starting in January to empower parents and provide them with communication skills and other tools to help them meet challenges associated with raising children. Classes will meet from 6-8 p.m. once a week for six weeks, with several starting dates available for sessions in both English and Spanish. Space is limited, and registration is open now. Making Parenting a Pleasure is designed for busy, stressed-out parents of children ages 5-12. Parenting a Problematic Teen is for parents of older children who are strong-willed or even out of control. For registration or more information, call 263-4013 or visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 NEWS A25 ATTENTION INVESTORSDID A COMPANY, BROKERAGE FIRM, FINANCIAL ADVISOR, OR BANK CAUSE YOU TO LOSE MORE THAN $100,000 OF YOUR LIFE SAVINGS IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING INVESTMENTS: GILMAN LAW Ambassadors of Laughter Dave and Cherie Gregg TO YOUR HEALTH

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 PET TALESIs this an emergency?Knowing the difference between urgent and life-threatening saves money and lives BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickOne Christmas Eve many years ago, I decided to kill some time before heading over to a family gathering by cutting the nails on all my dogs. (Yes, I know its odd, but Ill say in my own defense that the presents were already wrapped and I had nothing else to do.)Somehow I managed to cut so deeply into one nail that the blood just gushed. And of course, I hadnt checked to make sure I had styptic powder (or even corn starch, a great backup) on hand before I started. So instead of opening presents, I found myself opening my checkbook at the emergency clinic, along with a handful of other pet lovers with timing or luck just as bad as my own. Among them, I remember a puppy with parvo, an ancient cat with breathing problems and a dog with ... tapeworms.The last was hardly an emergency, but the pets owner didnt know that. Shed seen something come out of her dog that she was convinced was a part of his intestine. The veterinary technician was kind enough to set her straight without charge and with instructions to visit her regular veterinarian after the holidays. While it might be tempting to snicker at a person who didnt recognize a tapeworm, she was truly doing her pet a service. She thought something was wrong and didnt wait to find out what it was. Thats much better than those people who wait to get sick animals treated, even when their pets are clearly in pain. But how do you know when a situation is critical enough to find a veterinarian immediately? Anything is worth at least a call if youre not sure whats wrong, but some things require urgent attention. The holidays are always hectic enough, which makes this a great time to remind people of whats an emergency: Seizure, fainting or collapse. Eye injury, no matter how mild. Vomiting or diarrhea anything more than two or three times within an hour or so. Allergic reactions, such as swelling around the face, or hives, most easily seen on the belly. Any suspected poisoning, including antifreeze, rodent or snail bait, and human medication. Cats are especially sensitive to insecticides (such as flea-control medication for dogs) or any petroleum-based product. Snake or venomous spider bites. Thermal stress from being either too cold or too hot even if the pet seems to have recovered. The internal story could be quite different. Any wound or laceration thats open and bleeding, or any animal bite. Trauma, such as being hit by a car, even if the pet seems fine. Again, the situation could be quite different on the inside. Any respiratory problem: chronic coughing, trouble breathing or near drowning. Straining to urinate or defecate. Although some other problems arent life threatening, they may be causing your pet pain and should be taken care of without delay. Signs of pain include panting, labored breathing, increased body temperature, lethargy, restlessness, crying out, aggression and loss of appetite. Some pets seek company when suffering, while others will withdraw. When in doubt, err on the side of caution, always. Better to be dead wrong about a minor medical problem than to have a pet whos dead because you guessed wrong about a major one. Call your veterinary clinic or hospital before you need help and ask what arrangements the staff suggests for emergency or after-hours care. If your veterinarian refers clients to an emergency clinic after regular business hours, be sure you know which clinic, what the phone number is and how to get there. I got lucky that Christmas Eve with a fast and relatively inexpensive resolution to my pets emergency, but Im always aware that next time I might not be so fortunate. This is why I now know whom to call and where to go whenever I need help for my pets, why I keep first-aid supplies on hand and why I have resolved never to clip nails on a holiday again. Everyone wants to avoid an unnecessary trip to the veterinary emergency clinic, but its always better to be safe than sorry. To adopt or foster a pet This weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, e-mail or visit of the Week>>Haiden is a neutered, 2-year-old Dachshund mix who was rescued from a puppy mill. He weighs about 12 pounds and has a very sweet disposition. >>Leanin is a neutered, 2-year-old Brussels Griffon mix. We saved this adorable guy from euthanasia because he had a bad front leg. Although the leg had to be amputated, Leanin is recovering beautifully and gets around ne. >>Magic Mocha is a spayed, 1-year-old chocholate Laborador retriever/ catahoula mix. She loves her tennis ball and other soft toys and is loving and obedient. Shes crate trained and is doing very well with housebreaking. >>Tracy Tearjerker is a spayed, 10-month-old Labrador retriever mix. We saved her from euthanasia after she was hit by a car and suffered a leg injury. The leg is healed now and all TJ wants from Santa is a forever home. Explore the endless possibilities of a club membership to the award-winning, Naples Grande Golf Club. Enjoy privileged access to the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Naples, where you will be able to relax your mind, body and spirit at Golden Door Spa, challenge and improve your play at the Peter Burwash International Tennis Center and indulge in hours of sunshine while you cool off at the resort swimming pools or the private beach. 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After Nov. 6, many rushed to their professionals to figure ways to get more out of their estate and into trusts or family limited partnerships or, simply, through a gift into their childrens estate. Beyond the estate tax figuring, the wealthy who give charitably are trying to figure if they are better to give their end-of-year contributions by Dec. 31 or wait until 2013 when the contributions might have a more favorable income tax effect. If a person is paying higher taxes in 2013 (as is planned for the highest earners), then it might make sense to use the deductions to lower 2013 taxes. If upon reading this you run to the offices of your tax professional, you might find a long line. T he scut tlebutt is that these professionals are working overtime to handle their increased work. However, end-of-year tax planning is not just for the very wealthy. There are deadlines that impact the middle class (but not to the exclusion of the wealthy and their children). These deadlines include small business retirement plans other than IRAs that deadline on April 15. Most are familiar with the variety of IRA plan options: Traditional and Roth are the best known. But there are also the SEP IRA and Simple IRA plans that are intended for the selfemployed individual and small business owner with fewer than 100 employees. The difference between these plans and determining their suitability for you should be discussed with a professional specializing in retirement or tax planning. There are some retirement plans that have Dec. 31 as the deadline for creation of the plan (if your business year end is Dec. 31) while the funding for such plans can be deferred into 2013. That is to say, you have to decide if you want to use these plans, create and file the documents with the plan administrator before year-end. You do not have to write the check for funding until you file your tax return by April 15 or the date of the tax filing extension. For many of these plans, the contribution is a business expense and you will not have figured your business expenses for 2012 until sometime in 2013. One such retirement plan requiring creation before year-end is the Individual 401(K) plan. It was the topic of my April 5 column titled, (K): Old dog but new tricks for the sole proprietor. And to quote myself, The individual 401(K) consists of employee salary deferral contribution and employer profit sharing contribution. The maximum that can be contributed depends upon a participants age, with older (50 and over) being allow ed to contribute more to the plan. Under the 2012 contribution rules, a plan participant younger than 50 can make a maximum employee deferral contribution in the amount of $17,000, with either pre-tax or after-tax/Roth money. On the employer side (and you are your own employer), the business can contribute 25 percent of net self-employment income up to a combined maximum of $50,000. Sole proprietorships or single member LLCs are limited to 20 percent of net profit. For participants older than 50, the maximum employee deferral contribution is $22,500 again, either pre-tax or Roth. On the employer side (and again, you are the employer) the business can contribute 25 percent (and, again, 20 percent of net self-employment income for a sole proprietorship or single-member LLC.) The combined maximum is $55,500. Now what has changed since April 5? We are clearly moving into a higher tax environment, not just for the next four years but until Congress either curbs its spending or generates higher levels of employment (and personal taxation). So taxpayers should look for ways to minimize taxes in the present (through deductible contributions to retirement plans) or limit taxes in the future (possibly through Roth plans that tax now but allow retirement distributions without taxation). As the deadline is your businesss fiscal year-end, which for most is Dec. 31, you might want to begin a review of plan suitability before New Years Eve. And when considering a plan administrator, consider whether you want to use traditional investment choices (stocks and mutual funds) only or if you want to select a plan that allows you to self-direct and invest in nontraditional assets. These plans are intricate and require consultation of a specialist as to their merit and suitability to you. Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. She can be reached at 571-8896 or jshowaltercfa@yahoo. com. 2 o m i i w jeannetteSHOWALTER,


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He also spent four years with the former Robb & Stucky at its Mall of Millennia and Altamonte Springs stores. Jan Wallace of JW Designs has been named the December Designer of Distinction at the Miromar Design Center. Board Appointments Friends of the Library of Collier County announces the election of the following board members to serve three-year terms: Kenneth Assal, Linda Leatherbury and Richard Jordan. Food & Beverage Bill Zimmer has joined the staff at the Waldorf Astoria Naples as the chef at Aura restaurant. A graduate of the culinary program at Johnson & Whales in Providence, R.I., he has worked as the executive chef at P.F. Changs and Real Seafood Company. Health Care Adult and geriatric psychiatrist Scott Haltzman has joined the adult outpatient medical services staff at the David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys only comprehensive, nonprofit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility. Dr. Haltzman earned his bachelors degree in biology and English from Brown University and his medical degree from Brown University Medical School. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and the Yale-New Haven Hospital psychiatric outpatient department, where he was the chief resident. Dr. Haltzman recently relocated to Naples from Rhode Island and brings with him more than 15 years of experience in teaching, psychiatric consulting, direct patient care, psychotherapy, marriage education and couples therapy. He has participated in practice management in a variety of treatment settings including private practice, community mental health, addiction treatment centers, medical centers and hospitals. Nonpro t Organizations Andria Piekarz has joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast as vice president of philanthropy. She previously worked for the American Red Cross. Marriet Daigle has joined the Conservancy of Southwest Florida as general manager of the Upscale Resale Furniture and More store. She has more than 35 years of experience in retail management and is responsible for all store operations and product acquisition. Lynn Mariotti has joined the Conservancy of Southwest Florida as guest relations manager and manager of the Bradley Nature Store. Ellen Biella-Saggau joined the Conservancy of Southwest Florida as the assistant manager at the Bradley Nature Store. She has more than 20 years of retail experience in Europe and five years in the U.S. Vanessa Green has joined the environmental science department at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida as a parttime field technician to assist biologists in all areas of field work while Melinda Schumann is on maternity leave. She earned a bachelors degree in environmental studies from Central Michigan University and previously worked as a Conservancy volunteer and intern. 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The influx of taxes shows little sign of abating. Season looks like its coming in very strong, so its not an anomaly, said Charlotte VCB director Lorah Steiner. Last year was a record year in the history of the bureau. That was true for many counties in Florida. The states tourism agency, Visit Florida, said tourism and recreation taxable sales for Florida from January through August 2012 were $49 billion, representing a year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent over the same period in 2011. After seeing a spike in customers last year, Donna Huey, manager of Fish Cove Adventure Golf, a 36-hole miniature golf course on Charlotte Harbor in Port Charlotte, is preparing for the long lines of customers after Jan. 1. We know its coming, she said, noting that there is a typical lull in business between Thanksgiving and New Years for some destinations. We get new balls and new clubs and make sure we have enough supplies for everybody. Seasonal sales arent quite hopping yet for Peace Frogs, a gift shop at Tin City, the waterfront mall filled with gift and amusement stores in Naples. Manager Angelo Mei held down the fort almost alone in the fluorescent-lit glow among the sweaters and jewelry and other knickknacks on a recent night. He opened the back door of Peace Frogs to a rain-slicked parking lot. There were only a few cars parked there. That surprised him because usually people come in off the beaches or the streets to shop when it rains. I know when its slow at night it looks like the end of the world, but it isnt, said Mr. Mei. Im not jumping with joy. We need to make more money, but business has come back.Employment, room rates upVisit Florida said an increase in visitors to the state in the third quarter this year led to direct travel-related employment, which rose 1.5 percent during the same period, an addition of 15,000 jobs. Hideaway Waterfront Resort owner Mike Murnane in Cape Coral provided a few of those jobs. He hired two new workers this year for 30 hours per week, he said. Thats significant in a small boutique operation such as his, with only 19 rooms. This last month of November our revenue of bed tax was up 14 percent from a year ago, he said. It may have something to do with the visibility of our property or that our property is a boutique style, or more likely that the economy seems to be changing and were seeing a lot of guests purchasing homes or looking for homes to retire in. We also seem to see a dramatic increase in the European visitors. That night, 40 percent of the occupied rooms were filled by visitors from European countries including Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. Visit Florida said the number of international travelers rose 5.5 percent during the third quarter of 2012. At Englewood Beach, a retired judge from the UK, Derek Messenger, was strolling with his wife, Carol. They have friends who live in Venice and Naples, so they rent a villa in Rotonda, a community near the beach, for a month. In addition to giving them profits to hire new workers, hoteliers such as Mr. Murnane say the rise in occupancy rates is allowing them to raise their daily rates for the first time since the economy tanked. In Lee County, the average daily rate hoteliers charge was up 4.1 percent from the prior year, to $125.19. Hotels occupancy rates rose 2.4 percent to 56.3 percent. In Collier, the average daily rate in October, the latest month available, compared to a year before was up 4.7 percent, to $122.10. This is the first opportunity for many hotels to gradually raise their rates up to what they might have been in 2008, 2007, Mr. Murnane said. And his outlook for the rest of this year is positive. For this being (early December), we probably have 30 percent more bookings on todays date for season than we did a year ago, he said. TOURISMFrom page 1EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYA man strolls along Englewood Beach. Guests crowd McCabes Irish Pub in Naples. Customers get ready to hit the greens at Fish Cove Adventure Golf. Manager Donna Huey and her daughter Shawna have prepared for a busy season.


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Residents at The Strada can walk to their own space at Venture Xs state-of the-art office facility that provides video conferencing capabilities, Wi-Fi and more. Golf Magazine has named the Eagle course at TwinEagles its Best New U.S. Private Course of the Year. In the January 2013 issue, the magazine describes the course as instant classic and notes that the new design looks like a 1920s creation. The course was designed by architect Steve Smyers and design associate Patrick Andrews to incorporate many elements from the Golden Age of Architecture, the period of construction prior to 1940 when iconic courses such as Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black and Augusta National were built. The Royale is the newest move-inready home completed by Toll Brothers in Bonita Lakes, a 120-acre community of single-family homes on Imperial Parkway in Bonita Springs. With more than 3,300 square feet, the Royale has four bedrooms, 3 baths, formal living and dining rooms and a three-car garage. 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Lennar has opened the Trevi model at Copper Cove off Collier Boulevard south of U.S. 41 East in Naples. The home has four bedrooms and three baths in 2,032 square feet of living space. Priced from $252, 990, the Trevi is one of eight floor plans available in Lennars Executive Series of homes at Copper Cove that range in size from 1,340 square feet of living space to 3,357 square feet. Features such as granite kitchen countertops, wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, crown molding and tile floors in common areas are included in Lennars Everythings Included pricing. There are 40 home sites in the current phase at Copper Cove; altogether, Lennar plans to build 80 new executive and manor homes in the development. The Agostino is the newest model home to open in Hampton Park, a neighborhood under development by WCI Communities in the Gateway community of Fort Myers near Southwest Florida International Airport. The interior of the 2,725-square-foot home is by Builders Design. The floor plan of the Agostino is designed around a great room that adjoins the kitchen and dining areas. Sliding glass doors in both the great room and dining room open onto the lanai. The Agostino has a den and powder room as well as two guest suites with private full baths. Buyers have the option of turning a storage closet on the lanai into a cabana bath. With two-car garage and separate golf cart garage, the square footage tops 4,000 square feet. The home is priced from $330,990. WCI recently introduced two cul-desac neighborhoods at Hampton Park and nine single-family floor plans, with new homes priced from $202,990. In addition to the Agostino, the communitys model home park features the Grand Villa San Remo and Gardenia II and the Classic Series Correggio. Hampton Park has a 5,300-squarefoot clubhouse with fitness center and locker rooms, a catering kitchen and a club room with a billiard table, bar and large-screen TV. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style swimming pool surrounded by sundecks, a full-size basketball court, a large playground and a pavilion with barbecue grills and a fireplace. Model homes are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 444-5050 or visit REAL ESTATE BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOThe 18th hole of the Eagle course at TwinEagles.COURTESY PHOTOThe Agostino at Hampton Park in Fort Myers Gateway community near Southwest Florida International Airport.COURTESY PHOTOThe Royale by Toll Brothers in Bonita Lakes.

PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 REAL ESTATE NETWORKING Womens Council of Realtors Naples-on-the-Gulf chapter installation ceremony We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ MICHAEL / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 New officers for 2013: Lynn Bower, president; Jeannette Batten, president elect; Christine Citrano, vice president-membership; SueAnn Zornes, vice president-affiliate members; Mary Adams, treasurer; and Karen Kohler, secretary 2 Terri Speech, Fred Wakelin, Al Speech and Rae Wakelin 3 Bob St. Cyr, Jim Albert and Mike Hilton 4. Marie Harris of John R. Wood Realtors, Entrepreneur of the Year, with Anita Colletti 5. Lyndsey Davis and Sue Martin 6. Debbie Zvibleman and Lynn Bower 7. Pat Pittochi and Mary Waller 8. Debbie Zvibleman and Jeannette Batten 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 7


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 B27 Mediterra Sales Center 15836 Savona Way SL1036107 Schedule a Showing with Joni Albert REALTY 16473 Celebrita Court Just Reduced $1,550,000 3 Bdrm, Study 3.5 Bath, 3 Car Garage, 3,600+ Sq. Ft. 16619 Cortona Lane $1,490,000 3 Bdrm, 3.5 bath, Library, Game Room, Sundeck 17025 Porto Vecchio Way #201 Just Reduced $495,000 3 Bdrm, Study 3 Bath, Elevator, 2 Car Garage 18222 Lagos Way $949,000 3 Bdrm, Study, 3.5 Bath, Study, 3 Car Garage 15509 Monterosso Lane #102 $479,000 Coach Home 2 Bdrm, Study 2.5 Bath 28570 Calabria Court #102 $465,000 Coach Home 3 Bdrm, Study, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage Theres no place like Chris Lecca, PA 239.776.5423 The Quarry for the holidays! 9400 Slate Court SOLD 94 00 S la te C ou rt S OL D 9387 Slate Court T w w w w w w w w w ww ww w SOLD 8737 Hideaway Harbor Ct REAL ESTATE BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOSPremier Sothebys International Realty teamed up with Miamis One Sothebys International Realty recently to introduce the communities of Naples and Sarasota as second-home cities for Miamians. More than 40 people attended the invitation-only luncheon at Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables. Craig Jones of Premier Sothebys International Realty welcomed guests and speakers, including Lisa Swirda, hospitality and information director for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. The event was co-hosted by Florida Grand Opera, Northern Trust, James W. Murphy Interiors and Kreps DeMaria Marketing & Public Relations. Shown above are Ms. Jones, Ms. Swirda and Peg Davant. At right are Mr. Murphy and Ms. DeMaria.


CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY A Y A LD / NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB28 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 REAL ESTATE NETWORKING Fiddlers Creek welcomes back seasonal residentsWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7Ken and Nancy Condito 1 Wendie Markey and Kathleen Smith 2 Charles and Deborah Turner 3 Jan Rath and Deborah Woods 4. Don and Joanna Avjean 5. Bonnie Ohye, Bo and Judy Gustawson and Heather Keenan 6. Jim and Wanda Dill 7. Lynn and Ron Albeit LESLIE KAYE, PH.D.Design PsychologistCerti ed International Property Specialist French Language Licensed Psychologist FL/ 313 978-7792Dr. Leslie decorated and staged this serene Park Shore condo. This 2/2+den home is completely renovated in sunny yellows, rich coppers, and stone. Imported hand hammered copper hood graces sleek black granite bar, opens to 360 gulf view breakfast room, waterfront dinner-party lanai, formal dining room w/art glass chandelier, spacious cream living room. Swivel TV faces kitchen or writer's den. Glass tile backsplash oversees copper farmer's sink/copper faucets, paneled fridge, pantry w/soft close/slide out drawers, windowed cupboards, drawer microwave. Spacious master bedroom w/ lanai has dual sink marble/gold bath with glassed shower/jetted tub. Guests have private lanai w copper/granite bath. $750,000(c) Rick CruzPublic Education Classes Holiday Stress Management Series Wednesdays 5:15pm, $50 per Session, Drop Ins WelcomeCelebration Beach Church Of ces 801 12th Ave. S., #202, Naples, FL 34102LIVE YOUR AUTHENTIC LIFE, THE ONE THAT IS UNIQUELY YOURS.


41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 13-DECEMBER 19, 2012 >$200,0001 THE BROOKS SHADOWOOD MORNINGSIDE 22981 Rosedale Drive 101 $244,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jack Despart 239.276.7931>$400,0002 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm 3 MOORINGS EXECUTIVE CLUB 3300 Gulfshore Blvd. North #109 $459,000 PSIR Jeri Richey 239.269.2203>$500,0004 BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR 27031 Shell Ridge Circle $519,000 PSIR Harriet Harnar 239.273.54435 PELICAN LANDING LAKEMONT 24721 Sweet Gum Court $549,000 PSIR Mark Leone 239.784.5686 >$600,0006 BONITA BAY ESPERIA 26951 Country Club Drive From $600,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Open Daily 10am-5pm>$700,0007 PELICAN BAY THE POINTE 565 Via Veneto #101 $725,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.78538 OLD NAPLES ST. CHARLES 540 10th Avenue South $729,000 PSIR Marty/Debbi McDermott 239.564.42319 MOORINGS CARRIAGE CLUB 2011 Gulf Shore Blvd North #51 $795,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 10 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $795,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 Also Available: 12300 Wisteria Drive $660,00011 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00012 PINE RIDGE 146 Myrtle Road $874,900 PSIR Bill Charbonneau 239.331.686813 THE STRAND 5860 Marble Court $899,000 PSIR Ryan Batey 239.287.9159>$900,00014 OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKES 417 Palm Circle West $925,000 PSIR Randy Wilson 239.450.909115 BONITA BAY WOODLAKE 3818 Woodlake Drive $949,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.747416 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 532 Tierra Mar Lane East $968,000 PSIR Paul Graffy 239.273.0403>$1,000,00017 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $1,000,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Open Daily 10am-5pm18 PELICAN BAY LAS BRISAS 7 Las Brisas Way $1,095,000 PSIR Virginia Wilson 239.450.909019 OLDE CYPRESS 3088 Strada Bella Court $1,425,000 PSIR Jane Bond 239.595.951520 MEDITERRA 14822 Bellezza Lane $1,595,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade BuaBell 239.465.464521 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #610 $1,925,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.599622 PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE 3951 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #PH-2A $1,995,000 PSIR Debbie Broulik 239.297.5152>$2,000,00023 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $2,049,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm24 PARK SHORE 4790 Whispering Pine Way $2,395,000 PSIR Marty/ Debbi McDermott 239.564.423125 DOWNTOWN NAPLES 260 5th Avenue South #H-3 $2,395,000 Naples Estate Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.465.464526 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm27 MEDITERRA 16045 Trebbio Way $2,595,000 PSIR Thomas Gasbarro 239.404.488328 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. North From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 239.963.4242 Open Daily 12-4pm29 AQUALANE SHORES 533 15th Avenue South $2,995,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 239.450.5976>$3,000,00030 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd St S $3,450,000 PSIR Celie Julie Godof 239.404.9917>$7,000,00031 PORT ROYAL AREA LITTLE HARBOUR 282 Little Harbour Lane $7,995,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939>$9,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 3130 Gin Lane $9,950,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 32 13 14 11 7 18 8 9 12 17 1 19 21 22 24 27 23 26 25 28 29 30 31 20


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INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION BROUGHT TO YOU BY:The 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 Broad Avenue 434-2424 Vanderbilt 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Tiffany CircleAmerican Red Cross thanks a select group of women, and more to-dos around town. C30-33 Le Lafayette earns five stars for fine French cuisine. C35 But who would want him?Film critic Dan Hudak puzzles over Gerard Butlers attraction in Playing for Keeps. C11 Books provide glimpses into the world of airports CHANCES ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU know will be in an airport this month. You might have to pick up family or friends coming for a visit, or your college kids returning home for winter break. Maybe youre traveling north to visit family for the holidays, choosing to go over the river and through the woods via the clouds. Or maybe youre a AIRPLANE READINGBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ SEE READING, C4COURTESY IMAGE Catch South Florida actor in touring showSEE CATCH ME, C24 Stephen Anthony recently graduated from Florida State University, and hes already engaging in a life of crime. Well, at least onstage. Mr. Anthony stars as the main character, Frank Abagnale Jr., in the touring production of the musical Catch Me If You Can, which stops Jan. 1-6 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Mr. Anthony grew up in Miami and attended the New World School of the Arts. Theres a certain amount of confidence that Frank Jr. has, and the funny thing is that Im so goofy. Im such a goof and Frank Jr. is so charismatic, so Im definitely learning about the confidence. But really, if you listen to the real Frank COURTESY PHOTOCatch Me If You Can plays Jan. 1-6 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@

PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSTick-tock, tick-tock So goes the clockI spent Thanksgiving weekend with the family of the man Im dating. After the turkey had been eaten and the pie put away, I found myself sitting on the front lawn in a plastic chair beside his mother. He was nearby, working on his brothers car, but too far away to hear. Anyway, this was a conversation between women. So, how old are you? his mother asked nonchalantly. Im 32, I said. She held her hands out in front of her and seemed to inspect her painted nails, as if this were a casual discussion, just two girls talking. As if the thought had just occurred to her. Clocks ticking, she said, still looking at her fingernails. She must have missed the expression on my face, because when she looked up, she smiled. But I could see that it was the kind of smile that doesnt go all the way up, the kind that says, I may be smiling but this is serious.Tick-tock, she said. Id be lying if I said the thought hasnt crossed my mind, a general sort of Do I or dont I?In fact, the question has its own ticking rhythm, a perennial beat that has been with me since I was old enough to get married and have children. Do I or dont I? Its the sort of question every man and woman faces in this lifetime, usually triggered by a serious relationship, often pressurized by a biological deadline. There are arguments for either side, but for me it comes down to a question of fear: Fear of having a small person rely totally on me, fear of losing myself in the raising of a child, fear that Ill be tied down, that Ill have the mommy lobotomy so many women these days seem to be having where life in general loses focus and nap times and temper tantrums and feeding schedules become the most fascinating topics in the world.Im afraid that having a baby means I wont be able to talk about current events or books or lifes big questions because Ill be too busy being at the beck and call of a 3-foot tyrant. But Im at the age where all my friends are having children, and I never cease to marvel at these little people who are so like my friends and their husbands, yet are completely their own selves. They are mysterious and beautiful and utte rly captivating. On a recent weekend, I watched my friend slather sunscreen on her squirming son before we headed to the beach. He writhed and danced away, laughing, and as she held his arm to get the back of his shoulder, he turned to her and said, apropos of nothing, Mommy, I love you.It was one of the sweetest moments I have seen in a long time unscripted, uncomplicated, pure and touching. And I realized this is why the question of my plans for children comes up so often, mostly from those who have children of their own. Because they know about these surprising moments steeped in love, they know about the unanticipated blessing a child can be. They know and they want us to know, too. Tick-tock, indeed.

PAGE 64 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 snowbird, flying south for the winter. Whether youre arriving or departing, picking up or dropping off, Florida Weekly pays tribute to you with this look at airport books. These arent easy reads thrillers, romances or bestsellers calculated to help you pass the hours while flying or sitting in a terminal during a layover between flights. These are books about airports. Literally. Check em out: Views of AirportsPeter Fischli and David WeissIt can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, As pretty as an airport. Thats according to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Books. Views of Airports, by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss, just might have been able to make the late Mr. Adams change his mind. Or, maybe it would have simply reinforced his belief in the universal ugliness of airports. The book consists of 800 photographs Mr. Fischli and Mr. Weiss shot between 1987 and 2011 on their travels all over the world. (Mr. Weiss died earlier this year.) There is no text, no captions, no identification of where the photos were taken or which gentleman shot which one. Its simply page after page of 4-by-6 photographs, two to a page. We see airports in sunshine, rain and snow, during daylight, evening, sunrise and sunset. There are bright blue skies, skies with menacing dark clouds and skies with glowing rainbows. Theres a picture of an inflatable snowman in an airport terminal, arms outstretched as if hes welcoming someone home and is about to throw his red-mittened hands around them. Yet hes roped off, not allowing anyone to get too close. There are mysterious photos taken at night, with the glow of runway lights and the taillights of vehicles. There are photos with wet tarmac and rain-streaked windows. There are photos taken from inside a terminal, showing, simultaneously, whats inside and outside. Some are taken from a plane, others from a parking lot. These arent just haphazard snapshots; the pictures all are perfectly composed. Mr. Fischli and Mr. Weiss are known for their iconic art film, Making Things Go, 30 minutes of cause-and-effect following a Rube Goldberg-like setup in a warehouse. Made in the mid-80s, it was a precursor of by more than two decades and surely an inspiration for OK Gos famous music video, This Too Shall Pass. A Week at the AirportAlain De BottonIn 2009, the Swiss writer Alain de Botton, who lives in the UK, was given the unusual opportunity to be the first writer-in-residence for a week at Terminal 5 in Heathrow Airport. The newest passenger hub at Londons biggest airport, it was situated between two busy runways. As Mr. de Botton explains: This artist would be asked to conduct an impressionistic survey of the premises and then, in full view of passengers and staff, draw together material for a book at a specially positioned desk in the departures hall between Zones D and E. As the man from the airport company put it to me over the telephone, with a lyricism as vague as it was beguiling, there were still many aspects of the world that perhaps only writers could be counted on to find the right words to express. A glossy marketing brochure, while in certain contexts a supremely effective instrument of communication, might not always convey the authenticity available by a single authorial voice or could more easily be dismissed The result is A Week at the Airport, a lyrical and philosophical take on his experience. (This is, after all, the man who wrote The Art of Travel and How Proust Can Change Your Life.) For example, describing a rolling walkway connecting with a plane after it lands, he writes: As every plane took its position at its assigned gate, a choreographed dance began. A passenger walkway rolled forward and closed its rubber mouth in a hesitant kiss over the front left-hand door. Mr. de Botton was given freedom to roam and write whatever he wanted, positive or negative. He had a room at an airport hotel that was umbilically connected to the mothership by a sequence of covered walkways, as he describes it. He also had a photographer, Richard Baker, whose intriguing photos are sprinkled throughout the slim, 112-page book. A Week at the Airport is full of unexpected moments and turns of phrase; Mr. de Botton writes about the poetry of the hotel room-service menu, the feeling of possibility when looking at a screen listing departures and their various gates, and the desire to purchase things at airport stores before flying, as a means of trying to ward off death. Departures: Seven Stories From HeathrowTony ParsonsNovelist Tony Parsons, who lives in London, was the second writer-in-residence at Heathrow Airport. According to an interview in The Guardian, he was a big fan of Arthur Haileys 1968 novel Airport and was hoping to resurrect the genre of airport fiction with his residency. Departures, his 13th book, consists of short stories inspired by his week at the airport. Five thousand copies were given out free to Heathrow passengers before the book went on sale in October 2011. The book includes a story about a woman whos scared of flying (The Green Plane), men in the air traffic control tower (No Tower for Old Men) and an overly sedated dog who dies en route from Los Angeles to London (Fur, Actually). And in Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, Mr. Parsons takes a look at immigration officers and some of the odd people who come through their lines, including a woman from South Korea whos wearing a wedding dress and says shes visiting the UK to marry Prince Harry, and an American who says hes seeking political asylum because, Barack Obama has planted a microchip in my brain and is currently streaming live images to my frontal lobe. While theres been a writer-in-residence at Heathrow Airport now every two years, its unclear whether therell be a third one in 2013. I dont know if London residency is a prerequisite, but if not, Id love to see what Mary Roach or Susan Orlean would write after spending a week there. Checking In/Checking OutChristopher Schaberg and Mark YakichChecking In/Checking Out is a two-sided book: Look at it one way, its Christopher Schabergs Checking In. Flip it over, and its Mark Yakichs essay, Checking Out. Mr. Shaberg writes about being a cross-utilized agent for SkyWest in Montana from 2001 to 2003. (Thats just a nice way of saying that he was required to do everything, from checking people in to loading their baggage onto the planes and cleaning the planes after the passengers disembarked.) One night he climbed into a baggage cart to sleep and spent the night on the tarmac. He writes about how airplane travel has changed since 9/11 and describes what it was like for passengers and airline workers on the other side of the country after days after the terrorist bombing. Our own romance with flight had become complicated, he says. For myself, I could no longer treat the Gallatin Field airport as a simple workspace; I saw it enmeshed in politics and power, territory and populations. This was no mere regional airport it was part of a fraught global matrix where all flights were strange flights, and travel was never an isolated endeavor. In Checking Out, Mr. Yakich examines his fear of flying and his efforts to cure it. He even confesses that when he had to visit his parents in Chicago for a family reunion, he lied to his wife, telling her he was flying out of the airport in Oakland, Cali., when in reality he booked a ticket on Amtrak and spent 48 straight hours on a train. Mr. Yakichs poetry collections include The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine and Unrelated Individuals Form A Group Waiting to Cross, which was the winner of the 2003 National Poetry Series. Mr. Schaberg, who also wrote The Textural Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight, is a cultural critic and assistant professor of English at Loyola University in New Orleans. Mr. Yakich is associate professor of English at the same university. The two co-edit an online site devoted to air travel stories at READINGFrom page 1

PAGE 66 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 a feast for fans of great music D.A. Callaway Silver Dollar Branson, MO A Christmas Celebration For Your FamilyFrom The Ozark Mountains of MissouriLINK UNION Americana Holiday Music Show Fri. Dec. 21st & Sat Dec. 22nd 7:30pmG & L Theater Community School of Naples Livingston RoadOne Light North of Pine Ridge Road Lester Productions, TinCityMagic, ProducersTickets $25, $30, $35 1-800-838-3006 or Or purchase at Tin City Magic Theater Leading Ladies By The Naples Players through Dec. 15 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www. Nerd By Theatre Conspiracy through Dec. 15 at the Lee County Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or Folly By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 16 on the main stage at the Arcade Theater, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep. org.The Santaland Diaries By Florida Repertory Theatre Dec 19-30 in the new ArtStage Studio Theatre, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or and the Shoemaker Through Dec. 23 at the Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or on 34th Street Through Dec. 25 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change Through Dec. 25 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm. com. Thursday, Dec. 13 Chanukah Celebration The Jewish Federation of Collier County holds a community Chanukah celebration complete with the Naples Klezmer Revival Band starting at 5:45 p.m. at Mercato. Yoga Relieve the stress of the holidays by stretching out for candlelight kundalini yoga with instructors from Bija Yoga from 6-7:30 p.m. at Cambier Park. Donations are welcome for the Anahata Christmas tree drive.Tuba Tunes Fifth Avenue South hosts an Evening on Fifth and Tuba Christmas from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy an array of live musical performances, including the 17th annual Tuba Christmas performance by members of the Naples Concert Band. Choir Concert The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a holiday concert by the Bay Singers Choir at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or at Freds Mason Lane and Hal Davis perform from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.fredsdiner. com.A Stand-Up Guy Frank Del Pizzo performs today through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club at Captain Briens on Marco Island. 389-6900 or Friday, Dec. 14 Kayak Tour Enjoy a two-hour guided paddle through the mangrove estuary of Rookery Bay National Estaurine Reserve with Up A Creek Kayak Tours beginning at 1 p.m. Reservations: 293-6232 or Film Bring the family and settle in under the stars for a free screening off How the Grinch Stole Christmas beginning 15 minutes after sunset in Veterans Community Park on Marco Island. 642-0575.Holiday Pub Crawl The second annual Naples Pub Crawl starts at 6 p.m. at the Tavern at Bayfront. Dress in holiday attire and depart on foot between 7:30 and 8 p.m. to visit local bars and pubs. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need.Art Opening Sweet Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for featured artist Bobby Goldsboro from 6-8 p.m. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www. Holidays Learn how to prepare several healthy holiday appetizers from 6:30-8 p.m. at Whole Foods in Mercato. $10. Reservations: 552-5100 or Music Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church presents its 15th annual Paul Todd Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. $20. 6020 Rattlesnake Hammock Road. 775-3932, 774-5822 or 775-0696.Classic Oldies Richie C performs from 7-9 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or and Grinnin The Bean Pickers perform at 7 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 4317928 or Holiday Sounds The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida presents Holiday Evergreens at 8 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Freewill offering welcome. 791 Harbour Drive. 5605695. Saturday, Dec. 15 Porcelain Artists The Naples Porcelain Artists display and sell their wares at their annual show and sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sassis Organic Clothing 2068 J&C Blvd. 449-8417. Big Wheels Mercato hosts a collector car show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. along with music by Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band and Uptown Express. Art Event Studios and galleries throughout the Pine Ridge Industrial Park host rd Weekend ART from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 821-1061.Nutcracker Ballet Naples Ballet presents The Nutcracker at 5 p.m. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Stuart Chavez, above, performs Holiday Pops at 8 p.m. Dec. 13-15 and also at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. There is a wait list for tickets to every performance. 597-1900 or Late Night Brass performs from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Free. 851 Gulfshore Blvd. N.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 today and 4 p.m. Sunday at Gulf Coast High School. 732-1000 or Parade The Marco Island Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. 3947549 or and Chorus The Naples Orchestra and Chorus presents A Holiday Festival at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Golden Gate High School. Under the direction of Robert Dale Herrema, the concert will feature the Moorings Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir, cellist Graham Appleton, soprano Toni-Ann Singh and boy soprano Luciano Marsali. A freewill offering will be accepted. 676-0077 or Night Bring chairs and blankets and settle in for a screening of Arthurs Christmas beginning at 7 p.m. at Cambier Park. Free. 213-3054. www. y Meringue Batey performs from 7-9 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or Rock American blues rock guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa performs at 8 p.m. at Germain Arena. (800) 745-3000 or Cabaret FGCU Theatre Lab presents the third annual Thistletoe Cabaret variety show at 8 p.m. at the FGCU Arts Complex. $7. 590-7268. Sunday, Dec. 16 Strike up the Big Band The Gulf Coast Big Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. 404-9293 or 877-6090. Jazz in the Park The Jerry Stawski Quartet performs from 2-4 p.m. at Sugden Regional Park. Free, but donations are encouraged. 775-2800 or www. Program Gulf Coast Symphony, Gulfshore Ballet and the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida present Deck The Halls! at 5 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or Music The Rose Ensemble choir, renowned interpreters of early American music, presents An Early American Christmas at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $25. 597-1900 or www. Monday, Dec. 17 BINGO! The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts its 14th season of weekly bingo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a free kosher hot dog dinner, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800.Marc Vee Trio Enjoy smooth jazz by the Marc Vee Trio from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Bay House. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Callas Forever beginning at 7 p.m. 26100 Old 41 Road. $8. 495-8989 or Talk Ellen Brazer discusses her newest novel, And So It Was Written, at 7:30 p.m. at Beth Tikvah of Naples. $5 for Beth Tikvah members, $10 for others. 1459 Pine Ridge Road. Reservations: 434-1818 or bethtikvahnaples@ See story on page C12. Tuesday, Dec. 18 Sip and Sample Decanted hosts a tasting of sweet wines and ciders from 5-7 p.m. $10. Reservations: 1410 Pine Ridge Road. Night Bring the family along with blankets or chairs for seating and enjoy a screening of Elf beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn at Mercato. Free. 254-1080 or The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an evening of improv beginning at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. The showcase features students in the centers adult education Improv II class performing games and scenes based on audience suggestions. Free. 495-8989 or Wednesday, Dec. 19 Side Dishes and Desserts Chef Brian Gorman of Artichoke & Co. share recipes and tips for holiday side dishes and desserts at 11:30 a.m. $35. 1410 Railhead Blvd. Reservations: 263-6979.Saint Ann Show Saint Ann Catholic School presents its Christmas program and band concert at 1 and 6:30 p.m. in the Saint Ann Jubilee Center. Students in grades 2-4 will perform. Seven Fishes The fishmonger-in-residence at Whole Foods in Mercato demonstrates how to prepare seven different fishes and pairs them with holiday wines from 6-8:30 p.m. $15. Registration: 522-5100 or Pub Music Enjoy your cocktail or dinner to the music of Ray Nesbit and Stazzie from 7-10 p.m. at the Old Marco Pub. 1105 Bald Eagle Drive. 642-9700 or Staged Readings The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Readers Theater at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Students in the centers Readers Theater course will read from popular plays. Free. 495-8989 or Coming up Jewelry Trunk Show Provident Jewelers hosts jeweler Bez Ambar and presents a trunk show of Mr. Ambars newest pieces from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21. 766 Fifth Ave. S. 649-7200.Bonita Art Walk The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay.Comedy Show Steve Solomon presents My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish and Im Home for the Holidays The Therapy Continues, a performance combining comic voices, sound effects and characterizations to tell stories about the human condition, at 7 p.m. Dec. 20-23 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $39. 597-1900 or Opera Naples and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra present Tosca at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Steffanie Pearce directs the opera, and Paul Nadler conducts the orchestra. Tickets start at $119. 597-1900 or Talent The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Locals Live! at 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or Market Spend the evening strolling through the Bayfront Place Farmers Market from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 21 and 28. 649-8700 or Beer Tasting Sample various beers from 6-8 p.m. at Whole Foods in Mercato. $5 admission will benefit the American Heart Association. 552-5100 or Show Link Unions Americana Music & Christmas Show takes the stage Dec. 21-22 at the G&L Theater at the Community School of Naples. $25-$35. (800) 838-3006 or www. and Dinner Jimmy Keys presents his variety show Dec. 21 at the Hilton Naples. $65 for buffet dinner and the show. 659-3174.Caroling & Cruising Climb aboard the Marco Island Princess for an evening of caroling and cruising from 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Sing along with Jenny Woodman, snack on hors doeuvres and enjoy the holiday decorations from the waterside of Marco Island. Reservations: 642-5415. Let It Snow Chill out at The Village on Venetian Bay when the center hosts its holiday snow fest with fun for all ages beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 22. 2616100 or Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Night Lights, Naples Botanical Gardens annual celebration of the holiday season, takes place this evening through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30. Live music by Patchouli, plus a variety of activities and tasty treats each evening. $7 for Garden members, $15 for others. 643-7275. Book Signing Karna Bodman will sign copies of her newest novel, Castle Bravo, from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 18 at Sunshine Booksellers South on Marco Island. 393-0353 or PHOTOAn exhibit of original reindeer portraits by California artist Brad Nack hangs at the Marco Island Center for the Arts through Dec. 21, sharing the spotlight with the annual pottery show of the Marco Island Clay Guild. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 21 and then will close for the holidays. 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. 394-4221.

PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 Catering for ALL Events Including: Corporate Meetings, Schools, Birthdays, Graduations, Bridal & Baby Showers and Holiday Events. Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING ARTS COMMENTARYThe art of listeningThis past Sunday, I went to see MercyMe at Germain Arena. The group has a pop/rock sound heavily influenced by the Beatles and U2, and this being December, it did an entire set of Christmas songs. Throughout the night, people held their cell phones up to take pictures and record songs, a common sight at concerts today. But what bothered me was the young girl sitting next to me, in her late teens or early 20s, who whipped out her phone every 10 minutes or so to scroll through her messages. It was, to say the least, distracting.Really???! I thought. You cant sit through a 45-minute or hour-long set without obsessively checking your messages?This has also happened to me at the theater locally and on Broadway. That distracting rectangular glow instantly pulls me out of the action onstage and reminds me that Im seated in a theater with a person who lacks concentration and courtesy. At the Sanibel Island Writers Conference in November, the director made a point of telling attendees not to text or check their phones during workshops and lectures. It had been such a problem the previous year that the instructors and speakers had complained about it. Ive seen friends teenage children sit and watch TV while simultaneously fiddling with their laptop and also texting on their phone. But thats in the privacy of their home, not while seated in the audience while another human being theyre supposed to be listening to performs on stage. The people on the TV screen arent insulted because they dont know theyre competing with a cell phone and a laptop. And yes, while I agree some shows are so inane they dont demand very many brain cells, I know Id miss out on a lot if I didnt give my full attention to dialogue-rich shows. Two days after the MercyMe concert, I attended the opening of Dickens Women at Sanibels Herb Strauss Theater. It was Miriam Margolyes one-woman play, for which the actress won an Olivier Award. Written by Ms. Margolyes and Sonia Fraser, the play includes excerpts from Dickens various novels, with Ms. Margolyes skillfully impersonating the numerous characters. It was an impressive feat of acting, and she brought Dickens words alive. My theater companion said it made her want to read more about Dickens himself, and I have since thought about revisiting his novels as well. Ms. Margolyes is an actor of stage, TV and film, and a much sought-after voice artist. I was so enthralled with her performance I wished I could kidnap her and bring her home with me. I pictured her seated on the edge of my bed, reading Dickens to me every night, acting out all of the characters with distinct voices and personalities. When I was in junior high, we read A Tale of Two Cities in English class. That might have been my introduction to Dickens. My teacher, Howard Gissinger, was also a rabbi and had an authoritative reading voice. I remember him reading the clever beginning of the novel to us: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times and then, when we finished the novel, he read the ending to us with Sydney Carton proclaiming, It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done I remember sitting with my friend Jean Fortune, the two of us trying not to cry about Sydney Carton being so noble and sacrificing his life. (Being teenagers, we had an image to maintain.) I later read Dickens in college and then read Oliver Twist after following The Naples Players production of Oliver! from auditions through opening night. Dickens wrote during the Victorian age, and his novels are full of complex plots and a host of characters. Theyre longer than your typical modern novel and create a world you can lose yourself in. As far as sentences go, if you have Hemingway and Raymond Carver on one end of the spectrum, Dickens would be on the opposite end; his sentences contain multiple clauses and parenthetical statements. On the page, he rarely takes the simple, direct route from A to B. Its writing that demands concentrated effort; you cant casually read Dickens while listening to music and watching TV and checking your messages. And Ms. Margolyes play, too, took concentrated attention. On opening night, I could almost feel the entire audience listening intently. As in many theaters in Southwest Florida, the audience was mainly a more senior crowd.I bet most of these people grew up listening to radio stories, I thought as I looked around. I bet theyre used to listening to stories with complete concentration.And it made sense in a way, because Ms. Margolyes started her career by acting on BBC radio. I dont know if Dickens is taught in schools anymore. I dont know if students, living on a steady diet of instant messages and texting and short sentences diluted to their briefest abbreviations even have the capability to apply themselves to a work of some complexity. And thats a shame. We seem to have lost the fine art of listening. It might be the best of times digitally, but its the worst of times intellectually. t o see Me rThe group a vily influ U 2, and this ntire set o f p eople held k e p ictures o n sight at s the young r late teens e d out her s o to scroll i stracting u cant sit ur-long set cki ng y our d to me at on Broad n gular glow the action a t Im seat r son who u rtes y. W rit e r s e r the f telli ng c k th e ir a nd lec p roblem instruc mp lained a ge chilV whil e i th their o n their r iva cy of e d in the m an bein g s tening to o ple on the e cause they t ing with a o me shows mand ver y d miss out u ll attention cyMe con g of Dic ke r b Strau ss Theater. It was Miriam Margolyes one-woman play, for which the actress wo n an O livi e r Award W ritten by Ms. Marg olyes and Sonia Fraser, the pl ay includes excer p ts f r om D ic k e ns v arious novels w ith M s Mar golyes skillf ully imper sonati ng the num e r o u s c h ar ac te rs It wa s an i m pr ess i ve f eat of acting, and she brought Di c k e n s w o rd s alive. My theater companion said it mad e h e r want t o r e ad m o r e a bo ut Dickens himself, and I h ave since tho ug ht about revisiting his novels as we ll M s Ma rgolyes is an actor of stage, TV and film, and a much sou g ht-after voice artist. I w as so enthralled with her perfor m ance I wished I could kidna p h er and brin g her home with m e. I pi ctured her seated on the ed g e of my bed, readin g Dickens to me every night, acting o ut all o f th e c har a c t e r s with di s tin c t v oices and p ersonaliti e s. W h e n I wa s in j unior h ig h, we read A Tal e o f Tw o C it ies in English class. That might have been my introduction to Dickens. My teach er, Howard Gissinger, w a s al so a ra bb i and h ad an auth o rita tive readi ng voice. I r emember him reading the clever b eg inni ng of th e n o v e l t o u s : It wa s th e be st o f times it w a then whe n read the en ton pr oclai m thin g that I I reme m Jean Fortu n to cry abo u noble and teenagers, w tain. ) I later r e th e n r e ad in g The N a Oliver! fr o ing night. Dickens age, and hi s p lots and a longer tha n and create self in. As have Hemi n on one en d would be o n tences co n p arentheti c he rarel y t a fr o m A t o B Its writ i trated eff o Dickens and w a y our m A nd t oo k c op eni n f eel th i ntentl y South w w as m a I bet up list thou g h t theyre u with com A nd i because career by I dont k s chools an y I dont k a steady d i texting an d th e ir b ri e f e the capabil i work of so m And that We s ee m listenin g. It might tally, but it lectually.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 C11 LOCATED JUST NORTH OF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD ON U.S. 41239.254.1080 | HOLIDAY COLLECTORDonate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots. Collection bins at various merchants thru Dec. 15th Do you have a classic, antique or sports car you would like to show off? $25 registration fee (donation for Toys for Tots). Contact or call 847-606-3366 for details.SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH10AM TO 3PM OVER 100 COLLECTOR AND LUXURY CARS ON DISPLAY. Live music in the Piazza 10AM Bob Zottola and the Expandable Jazz Band 12PM Uptown Express Marine Corps Color Guard presentation. CAPSULESAnna Karenina (Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson) In 1874 Russia, Anna (Knightley) is unhappily married to Karenin (Law), but cant resist the mutual attraction she shares with a cavalry officer named Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson). Its filmed almost entirely as a stage show, which doesnt make sense, and Taylor-Johnsons unappealing turn as Vronsky renders it difficult to get into the story. Rated R.Red Dawn (Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas) A group of teenagers escape to the mountains and single-handedly defend Spokane, Wash., from North Korean invasion. It was an idiotic idea when the original was released in 1984, and its even dumber now. Bad acting, lame action and poor writing dont help either. Rated PG-13.Is it worth $10? NoOf all the great mysteries of Hollywood, Gerard Butlers appeal is chief among them. Granted, hes confident, has an accent, can sing and had nice painted-on abs in but none of that can forgive the fact that he always looks like he needs a shower. This is particularly salient in Playing for Keeps, in which Mr. Butler plays a washed up, broke, former soccer pro living in Virginia. George coaches his son Lewis (Noah Lomax) youth soccer team, which makes sense, but George doesnt expect the onslaught of desperate soccer moms beating down his door. Lucky for him, theyre all attractive: Barb (Judy Greer, excellent) is looking to get back in the dating game; former broadcaster Denise (Catherine Zeta-Jones) offers to help George move his aspiring sportscaster career forward; and Patti (Uma Thurman) wants revenge on her wealthy, business-oriented husband Carl (Dennis Quaid, stealing every scene hes in), whom she knows sleeps around. If this were an upbeat, playful and zany comedy in which a swingin bachelor fends off the advances of middleaged, sex-crazed soccer moms, they could have had something here. Instead, however, director Gabriele Muccino (Seven Pounds) goes the more serious route of focusing on Georges relationship with Lewis which is admirable, but boring. Whats more, the soccer mom George desires the most, his exwife/Lewis mother Stacie (Jessica Biel), is engaged to nice guy Matt (James Tupper). So we have that subplot to roll our eyes through. George goes through the motions of making amends for lost time with Lewis, but the story is neither funny nor interesting enough to have a good reason to keep watching. George is just a normal guy living a normal life. Hes made mistakes and is turning over a new leaf. Good for him. But his redemption story is as bland as they come. There are no major surprises, only a few laughs and very little intrigue. When the most amusing characters are Georges landlord (played with perfect comic delivery by Iqbal Theba) and Barb, you know somethings wrong. As for Mr. Butler, he has screen presence and a rugged charisma, yet its difficult to ascertain why these women would throw themselves at George. On the surface, hes a neglectful has-been with no money and no job. Hes not bad looking, but hes also not attractive enough to plausibly be this desired. When the audience doesnt understand how a character can inspire the prurient needs of the female cast, the whole premise becomes a lost cause (e.g., Twilight). Playing for Keeps is feel-good family fluff at its nauseating worst. Robbie Foxs script is so clich-driven that it even ends with the big championship game even though very little time is spent with the team and it makes no damn difference if they win or lose. Basically, dont bother playing. The less time you spend with this movie, the better. LATEST FILMSPlaying for Keeps p i a w T w >> Playing for Keeps was shot on location in Shreveport, La., from April 4-May 27, 2011, and had an estimated budget of $35 million.


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A skit describing Floridas past 500 years as well as a silent auction and a live auction will also be part of the festivities. Tickets are $150 per person. For reservations or more information, call 2528476. The Guild for the Neighborhood Health Clinic hosts Ask the Doctors, a luncheon with Drs. George Ferguson and Paul Jones as guest speakers taking questions from the audience, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Royal Poinciana Golf Club. Tickets are $75 per person, with proceeds benefiting the clinics work to deliver health care to low-income, working but uninsured adults in Collier County. For reservations or more information, call Susan Jones at 572-8616. Bleu Moon on the Seine is the theme for the inaugural Naples National Art Festival gala set for Thursday evening, Feb. 21, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Early-bird tickets for the everything-French affair hosted by the Naples Art Association are $150 per person. For reservations, call 262-6517, ext. 100, or e-mail aimee.schlehr@naplesart. org. The seventh annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida is set for Friday evening, Jan. 11, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $225; sponsorships begin at $2,500. RSVP to Lesley Colantonio at Make-A-Wish by calling 992-9474 or e-mailing The Guadalupe Center holds a carnival-style Taste of Brasil, a celebration of all things South American, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Naples Botanical Garden. Live and silent auctions will be part of the fundraising fun. For more information, visit www. The David Lawrence Center and Foundation host An Evening in Venice Masquerade Ball on Friday, Jan. 18, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $10,000 per premier sponsor table of 10; a variety of additional sponsorship opportunities also are available. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call Monica Biondo at 304-3505. The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds its annual fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Models will stroll the runway wearing outfits from Petunias of Naples and Drapers and Damons. Tickets are $75 per person. For a reservation or more information, call 417-3465, or send a check made payable to PASFi to 1048 Goodlette-Frank Road, Ste. 201, Naples, FL 34102. Plans are cooking for the inaugural Naples Womans Club Kitchen Tour showcasing kitchens in some of the loveliest homes in Port Royal. Set for Wednesday, Jan. 23, the tour will include area chefs offering their finest gourmet samplings, musicians, floral designs, gift boutiques and prize drawings at each home. A party at the Naples Womans Club the day of the event will feature entertainment as well as Mikkelsens desserts, Norman Love chocolates, artist Emily James, cookbook author Patsy Wright, olive oil tastings and more. Tickets are $50 per person and $85 for patrons. Proceeds will benefit the Naples Historical Society, Baby Basics and the Naples Womans Club philanthropic efforts. For tickets or more information, call Anne Palmer at 262-2259. For information about the club and its 80-year history, visit Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to climb to the top of Mount Everest and the only one to reach the top of all Seven Summits, will speak at Youth Havens third annual Home Hope Healing luncheon set for Wednesday, Jan. 30, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets are $250 per person or $1,500 for patrons, who get two seats at the luncheon as well as invitations to a VIP reception beforehand. For more information, contact Carol Shaw at Youth Haven by calling 687-5155 or e-mailing carol. Planned Parenthood of Collier County will welcome feminist writer and activist Gloria Steinem as guest speaker at The Choice Affair on Saturday evening, Feb. 2, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Tickets are $350 at the Friends membership level; sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000. For reservations or more information, call 262-8923, ext. 309. Graduates of the Seven Sisters colleges will gather for their third annual Seven Sisters Artful Reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at DeBruyne Fine Art Gallery, 275 Broad Ave. in Old Naples. All alumnae of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley colleges are invited, as are spouses and significant others. One of the gallerys artists will be painting on site. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing Carol Goode (Wellesley, 1964) at carolgoode@alum.wellesley. edu. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy holds Have a Heart for Fun Time on Valentines Day evening, Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Gold Club. Pat Cacho is this years honorary chair, and event co-chairs are Connie Messner and Joanne Halstead. Tickets are $250 per person, $500 for patrons. Sponsorship opportunities remain available. Proceeds will provide tuition assistance for preschool children of low-income working families. For reservations or more information, call 261-8284.SAVE THE DATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 Map Us: 11000 Terminal Access Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33913 Parking Information: Park at Southwest Florida International AirportThe No-Hassle Way to Start Your Holiday! The Closest, Fastest Airport Parking in Southwest Florida. counter and on your way in no time! Our Mothers Home holds its third annual Hearts of Love gala on Saturday evening, Feb. 16, at Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs. Guest speaker Thomas Monaghan, founder of Ava Maria University and Dominos Pizza, will discuss The Five Top Priorities of Life. Our Mothers Home provides a safe, nurturing environment for young mothers who are victims of the foster system and/or human trafficking. Silver, gold and platinum sponsorship opportunities are available. Gala tickets are $145 per person. For reservations or more information, call 267-4663 or visit The 10th annual Neighborhood Health Clinic Block Party is set for the evening of Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The goal is to raise 25 percent of the annual operating budget for the clinic, whose volunteer staff delivers medical care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults. Tickets are $250 per person. Invitations will be mailed in January, and sponsorships are being solicited now. For more information, call Nikki Strong at 260-2080 or e-mail The third annual Celebrity Martini Glass Auction to benefit the Naples International Film Festival is set for Monday evening, Feb. 18, in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. This years sponsor is the law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. Up for bid will be more than 40 martini glasses signed by celebrity musicians, actors, athletes, artists and more. After the signatures are in place, local artists decorate each glass to reflect the celebrity personalities. For more information, call 775-3456 or visit The SWFL Wine & Food Fest 2013 takes place Friday and Saturday. Feb. 22-23, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Northern Trust is the title sponsor for the fifth consecutive year. The festival begins with chef/vintner dinners in private homes throughout Southwest Florida on Friday and concludes with a grand tasting and auction at Miromar Lakes on Saturday. The primary beneficiary is the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida; others are Edison State Colleges pediatric nursing program and Florida Gulf Coast Universitys endowed music therapy program. For more information, call 278-3900 or visit Magic Under the Mangroves, the annual gala for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, is set for Thursday, March 7, on the grounds at the Conservancy Nature Center. Jeannie Smith is the 2013 chairwoman, and Northern Trust returns as presenting sponsor. Details about tickets and reservations are at The Great Gatsby Gala, a night of flappers, bootleggers, jazz and the Charleston to benefit Opera Naples, is set for Tuesday, March 19, at a private club in Port Royal. Tickets are $300 and $500 per person. For more information, call Opera Naples at 963-9050. The Naples Art Association holds the third annual girls-only Goddess Night: The Fine Art of Being a Woman on Thursday, March 28, at The von Liebig Art Center. Guest speakers will include Lisa Gruenioh, Emily James, Carolina Cederquist, Rebecca Zung-Clough, Adria Starkey and Robin Hamilton. Tickets for $95 per person are available through Dec. 31. Starting Jan. 1, tickets will be $125. Call 262-6517, ext. 100, for reservations. The biennial Magnolia Ball to benefit NCH Healthcare System is set for Saturday evening, April 6, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. Maureen Lerner is chair for the 2013 event themed An Elegant Southern Evening. Co-chairs are Patty Baker, Jackie Bearse, Sue Dalton, Connie Eaton, Christine Flynn, Kay Gow, Nora Kolmer Simone Lutg ert, Susie McCurry, Sue Morrison, Susan Regenstein and Marilyn Stedem. Tickets are $5,000 per couple. A variety of patron support levels are available for up to $150,000. Proceeds will support the establishment of the NCH Breast Health Center, which will provide medical, surgical and ancillary services in a single location. For reservations or more information, call Joanne Stahlman at the NCH Healthcare Foundation, 436-4511, or e-mail Send Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at THE DATE COURTESY PHOTOThe Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples holds its annual Buckeyes in Paradise gala Saturday, March 9, at the Hilton Naples. The evening raises scholarships for local students to attend the university. For reservations or more information, call Sue Goldsberry at 405-7068 or visit www. Shown here at last years gala are Ben and Arlene Roth, left, and Molly Townsely, Eileen Martino and Mary Kay Moriarty.

PAGE 90 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 SOCIETY The American Red Cross honors Tiffany Circle members at Naples Botanical GardenWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY We tak em ore so cie ty and ne two rki ng pho tos at ar ea eve nts th an we can ti nt he new sp T IM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 11 9 10 7 8 3 4 5 6 1 Bob and Melanie Sabelhaus with Ron and Beverly Nordmann 2 Cyndi and Pete Doragh 3 Susan Bonanno and Amy Owen 4. Bob and Karen DiBenedetto 5. Bruce and Catherine Macafee 6. Hilda Weber and Melanie Sabelhaus 7. Barancik and Maury Maija 8. Louise Goodwin and Pat Gothot 9. Scott Kellett and Judy Herzog 10. Judy and Fred Herzog 11. Brian Holley, Trisha Hare and Stacey Deffenbaugh


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 SOCIETY A celebration of remembrance at Hodges Funeral HomeWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Pianist Lan Lam, baritone Ron Bowman, guest pianist Noah Waddell and cellist John Marcy 2 David Fairman, Melissa Guzman, Pamela Hunt, Tammy Rose, Stephan Lamboy and Rachelle Dhati 3 Seth Minso, Amira Frantz and Ron Schmanske 4. Hosts Thelma and Earl Hodges 5. Anita and Barry Waddell 6. Rev. Michael Harper 1 2 3 4 5 6

PAGE 92 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 SOCIETY Mingling and jingling at the Inn on Fifth with the Collier Community Cat Coalition We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Jan Rich at the auction table 2 Danielle Dillon, Tom Bothe and Gwen Austin 3 Megan Sorbara 4. Jim Rich and James Gibson 5. Karla and Frank Albanese 6. Donna Aydelott and Jeff Hirsch 7. Rosalen and Chad Moran 8. Sarah Thompson and John Ives 9. Lori Burgess and Lynn Dierksmeier 10. Sandra McGill and Wendy Harris 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 9 10 8


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C33 SOCIETY Tea at The Ritz for Make-A-Wish Southern FloridaWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS Young Executives for David Lawrence Center have a Gulf Ball at the Naples Beach Hotel 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Mike and Kris Miller, Lindsay Miller, Lisa and Thad Browning 2 Kristen Finley, Patrycja Ann Teresa, Priscilla Arguelles and Shelley McKernan 3 Kyle and Kelly Gregory 4. Devin Eastman, Kevin Brachle and Joe Wendt 5. Monico Biondo and Allison Durian 6. Brian Benson, Shanna Short and Alex SmithJenny Bean and Vanessa Sarracino CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Craig and Kelly Chasnov, seated, with Jenna Chasnov, Ruchel Paul, Kaylee Campbell and Kara Chasnov 2 Madisyn, Kristen and Kayla Goodman 3 Neil and Joan Curley 4. Joyce Craighan, Cathy Ziegler and Jackie Stamerro 5. Dylan Sanders, Craig Chasnov and Sandra Buxton 6. Livia Whalen


VINOSparkling wines make festive occasions even more specialI think humorist and author Mark Twain got it just right when he said, Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right. Champagne and other sparkling wines are great year-round, but because many people only buy them around the holidays, they often lack confidence when it comes to making a selection. Sparkling wines come in many styles and are made in a variety of fashions, but they all wind up containing one prime ingredient: bubbles. Only those made in the Champagne region of France can be called champagne, but there are many lovely sparklers made in other locations. The finest sparkling wines are created in the traditional method, with each bottle fermented individually. Many producers around the world make their wines this way, but the method was developed in France. The large French champagne houses produce several tiers of wines, and rely heavily on contract purchases from the district. These wines are made to be very similar year after year. Growers champagnes, grown and produced by a single entity, tend to be fuller bodied and more complex in flavor and aroma, and will vary from vintage to vintage (or each bottling for the nonvintage, known as NV). To help you find something that tickles your taste buds this holiday season, Ive put together a list that includes a wide range of sparkling wines from a variety of geographic regions, including France, South Africa, New Mexico and California. Whatever your price range, you are sure to find something in this bakers dozen that will enable you to enjoy a sparkling, festive holiday.Wine picks of the season: Bollinger La Grande Annee 1999 Champagne ($120): This beautiful champagne has a complex floral nose and flavors of vanilla, citrus and graphite. Lightweight but intense, with a lively structure and a long, lingering finish, it is big enough flavor to pair with entrees. Crmant dAlsace Brut 2010, Albert Mann ($22): This crmant is a blend of pinot blanc, auxerrois, pinot gris and riesling grapes. The color is clear yellow with fine, elegant bubbles. There is a trace of toast on the nose, along with white flowers and citrus, with flavors of apple and pink grapefruit, creamy and smooth on the palate with a slight mineral finish. Crmant dAlsace Brut Ros NV, Pierre Sparr ($22): Made from 100 percent pinot noir grapes and finished in stainless steel, this festive sparkler is salmon pink in color with a fresh aroma of rose petals, strawberry and raspberry. On the palate it is round and fruity, with lively flavors and a slight acidity, small bubbles and a smooth finish. Crmant de Bourgogne NV, Domaine Luquet ($22): Made in the St. Veran district, this 100 percent chardonnay has firm bubbles and a light straw color. It opens with aromas of toast and citrus, leading to a palate with flavors of fresh apple and peach with a slight minerality on the finish. Egly-Ouriet Brut Tradition Grand Cru Champagne NV ($40): This growers champagne has a toasty aroma with a touch of apple, and the palate fills out with apricot and pineapple notes, and a touch of spice on its medium finish. Graham Beck Brut NV, South Africa ($18): This wine starts with a soft, creamy bouquet with touches of toast and apple aromas. The palate has good acidity with citrus and fresh lime flavors and a creamy finish. Gruet Brut NV, New Mexico ($18): Produced by the family of a large Champagne house in France, the brut is a crisp full-bodied sparkling wine, with complexity and fine bubbles. The bouquet of green apples and grapefruit carries into the palate with apple and citrus notes, and a toasty crisp finish. Francois Montand Brut Blanc de Blanc NV, France ($10): Pale gold in color with lots of fine bubbles, the flowery aroma of citrus leads to the green apples and lemon palate, with a smooth juicy finish. Nicolas Feuillatte Blue Label Brut Champagne NV $35: Rich floral aromas with pear, apple and hazelnuts on the nose, opening to citrus and honey flavors with a crisp acidity and lasting finish. Puro Uno Gran Cuvee Brut NV, Argentina ($40): Blend of 75 percent pinot noir, 25 percent chardonnay. Harvested and sorted 100 percent by hand from old vine, this wine is straw in color with a good amount of bubbles, a light toast on the nose and lemon peel flavors in the mouth, with a medium finish. Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 2008, California ($40): Fruity apple and lime aromas, with flavors of tropical fruits, pineapple and pear, and a long balanced finish ending with a light spice. Taittinger La Francaise Brut Champagne NV ($40): Rich aromas of lemon and apple, with orchard fruit flavors and a firm acidity, ending in a medium spicy finish. Veuve Clicquot Brut Ros Champagne NV ($45): Light pink in color with floral and berry nose leads into the raspberry and apricot flavors with a rich balanced finish. v l I w v F his o t i s e h e e N T h cr of T w f NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 (239) 261-1177 (800) 523-3716www.preferrednaples.comSunTrust Building at Pelican Bay 801 Laurel Oak Drive Suite 300 Hablamos Espanol Wilma Boyd CEO EXTRAORDINARY 2013 CRUISE VALUES PLUS PREFERRED TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE Private Car & Driver Tour OR Shipboard Credit on most sailings*Rates are per guest, cruise only based on double occupancy. Government Fees & Taxes are additional. Offers are subject to change and availability. Restrictions apply. Contact us for complete details. 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RESERVATIONS REQUIREDLunch: Tue.-Sat. 12pm till 3pm Dinner: Daily 5:pm till closed 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) Be part of... THE BEST NEW YEARS EVE PARTY in Naples, with MEVIN & GLORIA LIVE till 2:00am MAKE A RESERVATION NOW!Vergina is open for Dinner... Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and January 1st NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 13-19, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 CUISINELe Lafayette epitomizes the sensuality that is French cuisineWhen dining in a French restaurant, I usually have trouble settling on what to order. Escargots or onion soup? Duck or beef bourguignon? Crepe Suzette, creme brulee or chocolate mousse? Surely youve experienced this quandary yourselves. Everything looks so appealing, its difficult to commit to just one selection. At Le Lafayette, a charming French restaurant in the Third Street South neighborhood, you dont have to choose, because the establishment offers a Sunday brunch that allows diners to sample a bit of everything. The only limitation is your waistband. Two words of advice: Go hungry. Brunch, served from mid-November through Mothers Day, costs $39.50 per person and includes sparkling wine as well as a buffet and a variety of madeto-order items. Enjoy it in the well-appointed dining room, with its wood floors, tables dressed in dapper white over maroon tablecloths and an oh-so-French ambience. Or head out to the sprawling covered porch with lush plants and roomy tables that overlooks 13th Avenue South. Brunch begins with beverages. I dont know if this is what they pour all the time, but on this day it was Francois Montand sparkling wine with a lovely citrusy bouquet and a note of green apple. Then we sauntered off to peruse the various food displays, which included a variety of dishes artfully arranged on tables in front of the open kitchen, a series of hot selections in chafing dishes in the dining room, a dessert display just near the front door along with the crepe Suzette station and a carving station featuring beef and pork. Breakfast and lunch fare mix easily. I started off with small cup of New England clam chowder, a delicate cream soup that possessed rich flavor without being too thick and heavy. It was filled with large pieces of clam, potatoes and onions. A shrimp cocktail in a small, stemmed glass contained the requisite shellfish, avocado, red onions, a smattering of herbs and a light tomato-based sauce. Delicate puff pastries supported meaty escargots. Nearby were oysters on the half shell with onions, a number of cheeses, skewers of prosciutto and melon, cornichons, squares of quiche, crisp strips of bacon and salmon cakes. While there you could also order an omelette or eggs Benedict from the kitchen staff. Also on display were cuts of raw duck and beef that customers could select and have the kitchen cook them to the desired doneness. This is a nice alternative to the carving station, especially for those who prefer their meat rare. Between courses, dishes were whisked off the table, our champagne and water glasses were refreshed and all was neat and fresh upon our return. The hot dishes were exceptionally good. Au gratin potatoes were ethereal, the potatoes sliced thin and contained in a fluffy quiche-like square with just enough cheese to be noticeable but not overpowering. The beef bourguignon starred fork-tender chunks of beef redolent of wine, studded with carrots and onions and swathed in a sauce I wanted to lick off the plate. A made-to-order egg Benedict came out just right, the poached egg just slightly runny inside atop Canadian bacon and an English muffin half with a spoonful of Hollandaise on top. There was no comparison between this and those stiffs found languishing on steam tables, the sauce separating and choosing sides. We didnt attempt an omelette with all the other food available. One can always get an omelette, but carved New York strip steak with a light mushroom sauce, shrimp Provencal and those mind-boggling desserts required our attention. Start the dessert course(s) with the made-to-order crepe Suzette, featuring thin, tender pancakes bathed in a bubbly orange sauce. Then move on to the dessert table with its little cups of mousse and crme brulee, mini parfait glasses of whipped cream and fruit puree and thick risotto with cinnamon or caramel sauce. There was even a sweet variety of sushi containing raspberries or strawberries wrapped in light green soy paper, accompanied by three sauces raspberry, passion fruit or honey and pepper. The passion fruit sauce was a perfect complement to the raspberry sushi, a sweet and tart blend with a chewy texture and burst of fresh fruit. Chef/owner Sebastien Maillard made the rounds of the tables, stopping to chat with customers, many of whom spoke French and even more who appeared to be regulars. The servers were hospitable and remained vigilant throughout our meal. Sunday brunch at Le Lafayette is like taking a short, delicious trip to France. The restaurant delivers a great deal at a great price. Send items to Le Lafayette>> Hours: Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 Monday-Saturday; dinner 5-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 5-8 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $8.95-$24.50; entrees, $25.95-$46; Sunday brunch $39.50 per person >> Beverages: Beer and wine served >> Seating: Indoors or on spacious front patio >> Specialties of the house: French >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: On the street >> Website: www.lelafayette.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 375 13th Ave. S., Naples; 403-7861 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Escargots in puff pastry, bacon, quiche and salmon cakes are among the offerings at Le Lafayettes Sunday brunch. Crepes Suzette are made to order, as are omelettes, eggs Benedict and a selection of meats.


489 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL New Years Ev e Bash on the Bay! Champagne Toast Party Favors No cover charge No reservations NO PROBLEM Sounds by CMACK5000 FULL MOON party Naughty or Nice December 28 2012 $ 100 bar tab to best dressed $ 6 shots Rumpleminze peppermint Goldschlager ciroc in the New Year!