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Instead, the first Christmas took place exactly 236 years ago, on a frigid night a few miles north of Philadelphia. In this whimsical, transformative nation, holidays that began as one thing inevitably become another and none more so than Christmas.During the evening of Dec. 25, 1776, Christmas Love (defined as the love of Christ come, for Christians) must have seemed as remote as the North Pole to the 2,400 men who crossed the Delaware River out of Pennsylv ania. They moved out in sleet and snow equipped with newly issued flints for their weapons on Gen. George Washingtons command, gathering on the riverfront from positions near McKonkeys Ferry.At that point the self-declared United States of America where you and I will eat to our hearts content this Christmas amounted to 174 days worth of upstart nation. Brand new, the nation was also under siege, wrapped in a winter storm, and starving.Most of Gen. Washingtons men couldnt swim, but they swallowed their fear. Ice floes in the river presented a significant danger to their heavily-laden boats as they labored in frigid darkness toward the Jersey shore.None of it was pretty. In sloppy, struggling fashion, commanders and a regiment of experienced seamen from Marblehead, Mass., with others, finally landed the force mostly intact at Trenton, on the east bank of the river. There, things changed forever. That fact remains the nations most singular Christmas gift to itself. The Americans caught the winterencamped Hessian troops (competent professional soldiers in the pay of the British army) completely off guard and besotted from Christmas revelry. Thus they won the first real victory in our history, at the end of what had been a very bad year. Had Washington been killed or captured (a distinct possibility since he was among the first to land on the far shore), history would have gone barking up a different tree. It almost did, anyway. Previously, his men had succeeded only in having their rear ends kicked out of New York and chased all over New Jersey by the British and their allies.But only six days before Christmas, Thomas Paine came out with a feisty pamphlet called Common Sense in Philadelphia. It included the most famous lines he ever wrote. The language was so compelling that against all reason it boosted morale among the half frozen, half sick, woefully undernourished Americans. These are the times that try mens souls, Mr. Paine wrote. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. No doubt many would have settled for an easier conflict and reduced rations of glory along with a hot meal, but they werent given the choice. For all those Americans, including women, children and the old people left to gather food, feed families and manage farms and homes, Christmas Love required sacrifice and the recognition of imminent mortality.To all of them, everything must have seemed tenuous. Ive always thought of Christmas that way, too as a time when existence can become, paradoxically, both sumptuous and desperate. In such a time, each of us must cross our own Delaware which means that each of us must define Christmas Love as any force or energy that allows us to make the crossing, no matter how tenuously or what shape it takes. If, for example, you havent spoken to a relative or an old friend with whom youve fallen out, youre facing the river. If you havent forgiven yourself for a mistake made in another time which means confronting your own weakness or blindness, and moving on youre facing the river. If the echoes of the dead or the memories of Christmases past become not the voices of angels but a chorus of tyrants beckoning you to surrender the joyous moment in order to suffer the once-upon-a-time, youre facing the river. Charles Dickens, the great British novelist, knew the music of this tune intimately, which was why he wrote A Christmas Carol. In any case, something has to be faced and changed. And you have to face it and change it. Christmas is a time to do that, just as it was for Gen. Washington and the men, women and children who faced his Delaware River. For somebody I never knew, heres one more river. Late on Dec. 24, 1976, I drove out of the gates of Camp Lejeune, N.C., home of the Second Marine Division, bound toward Wilmington, 50 or so miles to the south. I was bent on attending midnight Mass at an orthodox church. The narrow two-lane blacktop ribboned a North Carolina night so black in the flat piedmont that I could see nothing beyond my own headlights for miles, until a flashing of red and blue came distantly into view. I slowed, approached and passed. Two cars had collided head on. The bodies of five dead lay under sheets near the wreckage. Midnight was 90 minutes away. At the church, a packed Christmas celebration of such candlelit, incense-infused magnificence occurred with chanting, bells, the sprinkling of holy water and all the sensuous ornamentation of celebratory life that Ive never been able to forget either the blood or the glory.And now its only Christmas Love I want for those who may still love the victims of that long ago night. May they, with all of us, find it in themselves to cross the Delaware. This column originally ran on Dec. 21, 2011. COMMENTARYCrossing the other Delaware: A personal view of Christmas g o M m o rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.com Reporters & ColumnistsKaren Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Athena Ponushis Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Maureen Sullivan-Hartung Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Bernadette La Paglia Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz email@example.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Nick Bear Paul Heinrich Rebecca Trani Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerPenny Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.orgCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan email@example.com Cori Higgins firstname.lastname@example.org Aron Hubers email@example.com Sales and Marketing AssistantCarolyn AhoBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Cull email@example.com Jim Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org Street Address: Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state GUEST OPINIONA whisker away from extinction? BY ANDREW MCELWAINESpecial to Florida Weekly2012 has been the deadliest year on record for the iconic Florida panther. With two weeks still to go, the all-time record for deaths had been broken: So far, 26 panthers have been killed, 17 of which were on roads and highways. These tragic losses represent a major challenge to the long-term survival of the species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are only 100-120 panthers in all of South Florida. While these numbers represent a modest gain in population, the panther remains critically endangered. The largest threat to the panthers future is continued loss of habitat. Urban sprawl, mining and industrial agriculture have resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of acres; more than 40,000 acres of panther habitat have been destroyed in the last 15 years. Yet in all that time, the federal agency charged with protecting endangered species has never objected to a single development.Even more concerning are scientists findings that available panther lands are occupied the available habitat is full. Any further destruction can only result in more deaths, either on the roads or from panthers killing each other for territory. Unfortunately, development proposals in the remaining panther range are accelerating. A major push to develop the Rural Land Stewardship Area of eastern Collier County ironically named the Florida Panther Protection Program promotes more destruction of panther lands and will result in 45,000 acres of residential and commercial development. It would increase the maximum allowed density from 40,000 rooftops to more than 175,000. Additionally, the plan will result in more than 100 miles of new or expanded roadways, which in some cases will increase traffic on rural roads by a factor of 20. Meanwhile, proposed new sand and rock mines threaten more than 15,000 more acres of panther habitat. Developers and their allies have also asked the federal government for a comprehensive take permit sometimes ironically called a Habitat Conservation Plan. That permit would allow the 45,000 acres of development to proceed without the need for further federal wildlife agency oversight. It is past the time that meaningful habitat conservation and growth management plans replace the failed ones of today. New development should take place outside of the panthers primary range, and vital panther corridors need to be preserved. Sadly, existing proposals seem to be going in the wrong direction. There is a lesson to be learned from the increasing deaths among panthers. But if that lesson remains unlearned, the species could be headed back toward extinction. Andrew McElwaine is the president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. DENNIS GOODMAN / COURTESY PHOTO amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly The trials of Bradley ManningPfc. Bradley Manning was finally allowed to speak publicly, in his own defense, in a preliminary hearing of his court-martial. Mr. Manning is the alleged source of the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history. He was an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, with top-secret clearance, deployed in Iraq. In April 2010, the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released a U.S. military video of an Apache helicopter in Baghdad killing a dozen civilians below, including two Reuters employees, a videographer and his driver. One month after the video was released, Mr. Manning was arrested in Iraq, charged with leaking the video and hundreds of thousands more documents. Thus began his ordeal of cruel, degrading imprisonment in solitary confinement that many claim was torture, from his detention in Kuwait to months in the military brig in Quantico, Va. Facing global condemnation, the U.S. military transferred Manning to less-abusive detention at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. As he now faces 22 counts in a court martial that could land him in prison for the rest of his life, his lawyer argued in court that the case should be thrown out, based on his unlawful pretrial punishment.Veteran constitutional attorney Michael Ratner was in the courtroom at Fort Meade, Md., that day Mr. Manning took the stand. He described the scene: It was one of the most dramatic courtroom scenes Ive ever been in. ... When Bradley opened his mouth, he was not nervous. The testimony was incredibly moving, an emotional roller coaster for all of us, but particularly, obviously, for Bradley and what he went through. But it was so horrible what happened to him over a two-year period. He described it in great detail in a way that was articulate, smart, self-aware.Mr. Ratner said Mr. Manning described being kept in a cage in Kuwait: There were two cages. He said they were like animal cages. They were in a tent alone, just these two cages, side by side. One of them had whatever possessions he may have had; one of them, he was in, with a little bed for a rack and a toilet, dark, in this cage for almost two months. Mr. Ratner quoted Mr. Manning from his testimony, recalling his words: For me, I stopped keeping track. I didnt know whether night was day or day was night. And my world became very, very small. It became these cages. Mr. Ratner added, It almost destroyed him. After Kuwait, Mr. Manning was shipped to a brig in Quantico. Mr. Mannings civilian defense attorney, David Coombs, said: Brads treatment at Quantico will forever be etched, I believe, in our nations history, as a disgraceful moment in time. Not only was it stupid and counterproductive, it was criminal. The United Nations special rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, tried to visit Mr. Manning, but then refused when the military said it could surveil and record the visit. He reported: Solitary confinement is a harsh measure which may cause serious psychological and physiological adverse effects on individuals regardless of their specific conditions. Mr. Mannings cruel treatment was described by officials as necessary, as he was a suicide risk. Yet Navy Capt. William Hocter, a forensic psychiatrist at Quantico, said he was no such risk, but was ignored. I had been a senior medical officer for 24 years at the time, and I had never experienced anything like this, Mr. Hocter testified. It was clear to me they had made up their mind on a certain cause of action, and my recommendations had no impact. This first phase of the court-martial, which Mr. Coombs calls the unlawful pretrial punishment motion phase, considered a defense motion to throw out the entire case. While that is unlikely, observers say, the defense asked, as an alternative, that the court consider crediting Mr. Manning with 10 days reduction from any eventual sentence for each day he spent suffering cruel and degrading punishment in Kuwait and Quantico, which could in theory trim six years from his prison time. Bradley Manning is charged with releasing the WikiLeaks trove of documents, which included the Baghdad massacre video; two separate, massive tranches of documents relating to U.S. military records from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; and, perhaps most importantly, the huge release of more than 250,000 U.S. State Department cables, dubbed Cablegate. In an August 2010 assessment, then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said the document release has not revealed any sensitive intelligence sources and methods compromised by the disclosure. Mr. Manning has offered to plead guilty to releasing the documents, but not to the more serious charges of espionage or aiding the enemy. Manning turned 25, in prison, on Dec. 17, which was also the second anniversary of the day a young Tunisian set himself on fire in protest of his countrys corrupt government, sparking the Arab Spring. A year ago, as Time magazine named the generic Protester as the Person of the Year, legendary Pentagon Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg offered praise that rings true today: The Time magazine cover gives a protester, an anonymous protester, Person of the Year, but it is possible to put a face and a name to that picture of Person of the Year. And the American face I would put on that is Private Bradley Manning. 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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In early 1983, Ed left a tenured executive position with the Hyatt Corp. to become one of five hoteliers hired by Atlanta real estate developer William Johnson to develop a product-and-service strategy for a new premier hotel company. We worked in a war room of sorts, Ed recalls, brainstorming business ideas on flipcharts. They knew that one of the biggest challenges in building a new business is creating a brand and differentiating your business from your competitors. It was Joe Freni, one of Eds colleagues in the group of five, who suggested buying a business with a reputation for excellence and then enhancing it, rather than starting from scratch. That led to Mr. Johnsons purchase of the 56-year-old Ritz-Carlton, Boston, and the launch of his luxury hospitality brand. By serendipity, the song Puttin on the Ritz was released shortly after and climbed the charts to No. 1.It was as if a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign was launched on every radio station around the country, Ed says. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, came out of nowhere, and quickly rose to the top. The first four properties developed and constructed were two in Atlanta, one in Laguna Beach, Calif., and the Naples beach resort. With the Dec. 18 opening of the Dorado Beach RitzCarlton Reserve in Puerto Rico, the company now has 81 properties in 26 countries, and the five original employees are considered its founding fathers. In the early years, Ed served as director of rooms (responsible for front office, reservations and housekeeping) prior to becoming general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, in downtown and The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. He also became the companys first regional vice president before serving as vice president of worldwide operations from 1992-99. In that capacity, he provided leadership for 41 openings and trainings in 13 countries. While its exhilarating to be part of that type of growth, the travel and pace were exhausting. Ed kept remembering a 1985 trip to Naples to help Mr. Freni in the countdown to the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Each night during that trip he called his wife, Tricia, who was eight months pregnant with the first of their two children. During their phone call on the eve of the hotels grand opening, he told her, Theres a e E p q bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com PROFILES IN PARADISEMeet the Naples business leader who puts on The Ritz Talking points with Ed StarosMentor(s): Horst Schulze mentored me starting in 1976 at the Hyatt Corp. He became the rst president of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and I continue to bene t from his counsel. Something your mother was always right about: Have a work ethic; always do quality work, and do it on time. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? My dad was in the hospitality business running several beach concessions on Long Island, N.Y. I always wanted to be in the hospitality business. High school job: Working with a crew on highway billboards, replacing Pure Oil signs with Union 76 signs, circa 1967-68. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Id like to be an architect. I enjoy spatial design. Advice for your kids: Give more than you take. Best thing about kids: They complete my life and help me understand who I am. In some way, I wasnt Ed Staros until I had kids. Something thats been on your mind: Having a special community a real community where special needs kids could live after their families are gone and be part of the community, but be protected from the risks, like the perfect world depicted in The Truman Show. One thing on your bucket list: My Dad was Greek, but he wanted us to learn English, so we werent allowed to speak Greek at home. I would like to be uent in Greek, and I intend to meet that goal. Guilty pleasures: Fine wines. Most recent vacation: Lake Placid and The Point Resort at Lake Saranac. Last book you read: Greater Than Yourself by Steve Farber. A terri c read. The author describes a life of coaching and mentoring people throughout ones life so those students will become greater than yourself. Something youll never understand: People (and government) spending money they dont have. One should earn and save the money they need before they purchase, not vice versa. What are you most proud of? My family. My wife, in so many ways, is an angel from heaven. What the Paradise Coast really needs: Great public education (K-12). Its good, but it needs to be great. In particular, we must do a much better job with kids with special needs. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The diverse population. My terri c employees represent 50 nations from around the world. I believe in fostering a work environment where diversity is valued, quality of life is enhanced and individual aspirations are ful lled. What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: The beautiful, peaceful environment. SEE PROFILES, A25
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This is the story of a thank-you in art, delivered in the brilliant hues of the heart from a few talented and civicminded baby boomers to the Greatest Generation, as television newsman and author Tom Brokaw characterized the men and women who endured and triumphed in World War II. That planet-altering conflict is now almost 68 years behind us, and the last of the generation fading away. But in the minds of Marco Island portrait painter Malenda Trick, her husband Clark Shaw and Keith Dameron, a Marco Island IberiaBank manager, the Greatest Generation might be represented by any men or women who have served the United States, in any era or in any war. Especially combat veterans. And there are many in Collier County, they discovered. Those veterans carry on their lives here mostly out of sight, as if nothing had ever threatened the luxurious daily habits the rest of us inherit as beneficiaries of prosperous peace. So the artist and her promoters, all 60-somethings, decided to tell the stories of 20 still-living World War II veterans behind the powerful and perceptive brush of Ms. Trick. Their portraits appear in a compelling traveling exhibit, the Veterans Portrait Project, now on display at the Naples Backyard History Museum on Third Street South. Although veterans of subsequent wars also appear in the collection, the exhibit is biased toward World War II veterans only because were losing so many of them on a daily basis, Mr. Dameron explains. His bank hosted the first exhibit, and he is now helping it find a much wider audience (it will move to Hodges University in January). As with so many life-enriching contributions, the idea was seeded and born in the mind of the artist. I watched the BBC series on the Second World War, and my heart pined, Ms. Trick recalls. Not only for what (millions) went through the mass murders, the starvation, the terrible combat but for the American soldier. For the fact that these soldiers gave up their nice comfortable homes here, and they went out and kicked ass, and took names. (The expression kick ass and take names dates to World War II. It describes both the defeat of the enemy and the haunting lists that must be made afterward, naming those who lost their lives defeating that enemy.) But unlike other countries, Mrs. Trick adds, we didnt take territory. Which makes her proud. Hence the stories on canvas, accompanied by short biographies describing the exploits and difficulties of the subjects, painted from mostly black-andwhite photos of them as servicemen and women. There is Kate Dolan, for example. Now in her 90s, she is the mother of seven, an Irish-American girl from Worcester, Mass., who moved with her late husband to Naples in 1971 and still lives in the house they bought on Orchid Drive. Mrs. Dolan weighs about 95 pounds. Those who know her think of her as a vibrant, feisty stick of dynamite. It started for her in 1943, when she graduated from three years of nursing school and then traveled to Great Britain to prepare for D-Day. She landed at Utah Beach, loaded with gear and in neck-high water, days after the initial assault, when the beach was still under fire. Traveling with the 53rd Field Hospital, she endured five major battles in which the men most grievously wounded and least likely to survive the ones who couldnt be moved any distance were delivered to her unit. Her memory of those men remains inspired by awe and pride. They did not expect us to have a good survival rate in the field, but we did, Mrs. Dolan recalls. It was 96 or 97 percent, if you could get them to us. And as badly as they were mutilated, they were young and healthy and they had the will to live like you wouldnt believe. They were so courageous. That sensibility, along with her fighting refusal to give up even one of them to death, dances across the contours of her face in portrait theres no mistaking spirited courage. We had the best-kept secret, she says. The very best surgical teams were in the field hospitals. Doctors were seeing things for which there was no protocol, nothing had ever been written up. They had to decide right then and there what they could do to put those men back together to make some semblance of normalcy. Everything was a team effort. Our corpsmen were fantastic. So were the doctors, not like some doctors today. They were humble, living under the same conditions as all of us out in tents. We were getting shelled all the time, even though we had large red crosses painted on the tops. It was a whole different ballgame.Faces of history To evoke such stories in paint or words, first Mr. Shaw and Mr. Dameron (who volunteered his IberiaBank on Marco as the exhibits first display space) located and identified highly decorated combat veterans, visited with them and acquired their photos. Then Ms. Trick went to work in a kind of furious artists walkabout that www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 On the cover1) Anthony Bud Lamendola, Naples; 2) Herb Savage, Marco Island; 3) Irving Tom Smith, Naples; 4) John Kett, Naples 5) Kate Nolan, Naples; 6) Kip Hamblet,Naples; 7) Michael T. Johnson, Naples; 8) Nick Hale, Naples; 9) Owen Carr, Marco Island; 10) Peter Thomas, Naples; 11) Robert Miksa, Naples; 12) Gerry Brynjulson, Naples 13) Thomas Carr, Marco Island 14) Wayne O. Smith, Naples; 15) William D.C. Blair, Marco Island 16) William Duncan, Marco Island; 17) Bedford Biles, Marco Island; 18) Charles D. Hartman, Marco Island; 19) Earl Hodges, Naples 20) Dr. Frank Johnson, Naples. 678910 11 171819 20 1314 12 16 15 2 1 345Honoring, thanking all who have servedPortrait project especially points to World War II veterans BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe portraits awaiting their debut at the unveiling reception at IberiaBank on Marco Island.
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 WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 NEWS A9 The Veterans Portrait Project >> When: Through Jan. 30 >> Where: Naples Backyard History 1170 Third St. S. >> Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday >> Info: 774-2978. >> Next: After NBH, the portraits will be displayed at Hodges University in Naples. was designed to conclude on or before Veterans Day last month. In 46 days of non-stop effort, she painted 20 images, all of which eventually will go to the veterans themselves or their families. Her story-telling grace an idea for thanks that came to her in a morning prayer, she says supposes a single powerful notion: The human face is a map, a detailed topography of the terrain behind us, and the landscape of the hearts and souls who traveled through it. Those magnificent maps come with written tales, too, as those who view the exhibit can witness. Here are reproductions from the exhibit that celebrates Americans, Floridians and Neapolitans of extraordinary distinction, along with excerpts from a few of the veterans bios, some in their own words. SEE VETERANS, A10 PHOTOS BY BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYKate Nolan, who served as a nurse in World War II, and her son, John Nolan, at a reception for the Veterans Portrait Project. A t right is Malenda Tricks portrait of Ms. Nolan. K LY
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DEC. 24 8AM 5PM CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY CATERING FOR ANY OCCASION Like Us on Facebook For Specials & UpdatesHONEY MAPLE TURKEY BREAST BLACK FOREST HAM CITTERIOHAM CAPICOLOCITTERIOPEPPERONI $599 FREE JAR OF HAM GLAZE W/PURCHASE $599 (239) 936-7275www.MariosMeatMarket.com USDA CHOICE PREMIUM ANGUSEYE ROUND ROAST FRESH GROUNDMEATBALL MIX TENDER BONELESSPORK SHOULDER ROASTCENTER CUT BONE-IN PORK STEAKSBOAR'S HEAD SWEET SLICE DINNER HAM "The Original Sausage King" BEDFORD BILES, Army World War IIMY PARACHUTE REGIMENT MOVED TO AIRfields in England on June 5, 1944, ready for combat As a demolition specialist, I had 10 pounds of C2 explosive attached to each leg, along with other necessary equipment My regiment was to be dropped behind Utah Beach, Normandy, France. Around 12:30 a.m., as the aircraft approached the French coast, fog appeared and caused us to lose formation. As we moved inland, flak became intense, causing further loss of formation Forty-seven of the divisions aircraft were destroyed in the air, costing approximately 850 men their lives. Hundreds of paratroopers were wounded or killed before reaching the ground. Hundreds landed in water and drowned, while others had broken bones from landing and could not move. My landing was good Joined by two other paratroopers, we determined our position and started moving toward the Douve River. It was necessary that the locks be captured and opened. If closed, the entire low land would be flooded and thousands would drown We continued to move toward the river, receiving mortar fire and small arms fire all along the way. As we approached the river, we met one of our officers with 10 men and learned that our commander had assembled approximately 100 troops and had captured the locks and the area. Our group then dug in to control the locks and surrounding area for the remainder of the day and the night. We continued to receive shelling, mortar fire and small arms fire during the nightOWEN CARR, Army World War IIIT WAS AUG. 26, 1943, AND THE CREW OF the B24 bomber Cisco Kid had been ordered to bomb Kahili Airdrome on the southern tip of Bougainville Island in the South Pacific. Moments after dropping our bombs on the target, while I watched them fall from 26,000 feet, we were attacked by 75 Japanese Zeros. As As I fired upon the attacking planes, I felt something tear my leg apart. I had been hit by a Japanese bullet. The left waist gunner called the pilot and said, They got Carr and me. The bombardier came back to our position in the waist of the plane and started shooting Japanese Zeros from both waist guns alternatively. I was begging him for morphine, but he couldnt stop firing until we had evaded the attacking planes. Finally, we escaped by descending rapidly in altitude I was bleeding profusely and my mate could feel nothing below his waist I was given morphine multiple times, each empty surette being pinned to my flight suit, all the way back to Guadalcanal We were the last plane to land. They handed me out the through the waist window to awaiting medics, who told the bombardier he had done a good first aid job on me, but that one more morphine injection would have killed me.NICK HALE, Army World War II IN 1943, THE ARMY FELT A NEED FOR HUNdreds of graduate engineers. I was one of some tens of thousands selected to attend college to fill this need. Schools nationwide were delighted to be included, and we were advised we would be sent to one close to home I was bussed to a small college in Texas. Engineering college lasted 1 semesters until the Army decided to eliminate the program. We were shipped to an infantry division. After more training I was shipped, with others, to Europe as replacements, and assigned to the 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) in southeast England. A couple of months later, on June 6, 1944, we landed on Omaha Beach. It was D-Day. Once we cleared the beaches, we moved rapidly through Northern France and Belgium. Then the Battle of the Bulge happened. Following a bleak but snowy Christmas, we worked across the Cologne plain to the Rhine, then south to the bombed, but still standing, Remagen Bridge. That bridge was thanked by thousands of engineers who didnt need all the combat bridges they thought they would have to build under fire. Once over the Rhine and through the Hartz Mountains, we were in Czechoslovakia and WWII in Europe was over. I decided to stay in for a while so spent three months in college in Biaritz, France (the Army didnt have the ocean transports to send everyone home). After this delightful seaside vacation, I rejoined my division for guard duty at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, where I served, every second day, as Officer of the Day in the prison wing. I got acquainted with some very bad people there, most of whom were later executed. I returned to the USA in 1947. Al-VETERANSFrom page 9PHOTOS BY BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYVeterans Bedford Biles, center, and Rachael Klein, left, with Mr. Biles wife, Faye. Denise and Nick Hale in front of his portrait. Owen Carr and his wife, Pat.
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I enrolled at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1950. In early 1970s a major reorganization deleted such units from the Reserve. I transferred to an Army Garrison unit, which I commanded as a colonel until I went inactive in July 1975.EARL HODGES, Army World War IIWITH THE OUTBREAK OF WWII, EARL Hodges was eager to serve his country. At the age of 17, he seized an opportunity to join the Merchant Marine. After basic training in St. Petersburg, he spent the next two years aboard six tankers and one freightliner delivering oil, gas, coal and other supplies to ports-of-call including Aruba and Bari, Italy. During one stop in Bari, the Germans had just sunk 17 ships in 17 minutes. As Earls ship pulled into port, he vividly recalls the sight of the upended ships sticking out of the water an ominous reminder of the essential skills and maneuvering required if the mines were to be avoided when entering a port. Delivering coal in Italy was an endless, dirty job, time and time again lowering the coal off the ship by way of tarps so the workers below could shovel it off. After finishing his service with the Merchant Marine in 1945, Earl returned to his home in Tennessee and enrolled at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services. As his studies neared completion, war was once again on the horizon. This time it was Korea, and efforts were being initiated to organize an Army Reserve unit. Eager to serve his country again, Earl decided to form his own Army Reserve unit one that resulted in him being stationed in Kokura, Japan (1951-52), with the Field Operations Services, 8204th US Army, American Grave Registration Services. His unit was responsible for embalming more than 20,000 American veterans Earl visited Naples in 1956 and never left.HERBERT SAVAGE, Army World War III WAS DRAFTED IN 1940 AFTER ATTENDING the University of Illinois for one year. I went through basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and entered Officers Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Va. I was assigned to the Corps of Engineers school of the Army. After completion I became a commissioned officer and was assigned to teach at the school and, after two years teaching mine warfare and demolition, I was sent to Naples, Italy, to organize and lead a team to teach mine warfare in a military camp for replacement troops arriving from the United States. I was then assigned to an engineering training area in Rome, where I continued to train troops for two more years. In 1945, while I was en route to the Japanese Theater of Action, the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending the war. Our ship was diverted to the United States and I was released from service. I returned to college and obtained a degree in architecture. In 1952, I was called for duty for the Korean Conflict and was sent to Japan, assigned to be in charge of rebuilding the Japanese area for the Japanese Construction Agency. I was discharged 17 months later. God bless America. PETER THOMAS, Army World War IIPETER THOMAS WAS BORN IN PENSACOLA to Dr. John Thomas and Sibyl Addenbrooke. His Welsh father, a Presbyterian minister, and his English mother, a schoolteacher from Salisbury, stressed the importance of reading, education and memorization to their son. Peter says that his father always stressed mental images as an important speaking tool. For example, he told his son if he were talking about horses, he should picture horses in his mind. Peter began his career at the age of 14 as a radio announcer. Since the station could not pay him because he was too young, they arranged for the sponsor, Piper Aircraft, to give him flying lessons in a Piper Cub. Within just a few years, Peter would be hosting big band remote broadcasts. In 1943, with the onset of World War II, he left The Stony Brook School and volunteered into the United States Army (after being offered an Armed Forces Radio deferment). He served with the First Infantry Division in five major campaigns, including the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He was issued a Battle star for each of the five campaigns and was also awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Unit French Croix de guerre, and the Belgian Fourragre. Peter has received many awards for his work, but he cites as one of the best the Oscar won by an HBO documentary he narrated. One Survivor Remembers chronicles the personal experience of Gerda Weissman Klein, who was interred at the Nordhausen Concentration Camp when she was a teenager. Peters unit participated in the haunting liberation of Nordhausen. He and Ms. Klein met during the post-production of the documentary and again at its premiere. Peter also participated in an HBO film on the Battle of Hrtgen Forest, in which he fought with the 1st Infantry Division (United States). In Naples, he is involved in various veterans causes, including serving on the board of directors for the National D-Day Memorial Foundation. Thelma and Earl Hodges with Mr. Hodges portrait in the background. Peter Thomas and Malenda Trick in front of her portrait of Mr. Thomas. Herb Savage with his likeness.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 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! Champions For Learning taps Collier teachers and men of distinction SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Programs 2012-13 Teachers of Distinction were announced Dec. 13 in surprise classroom visits to their schools. These teachers will continue in the Golden Apple selection process and from this group, six will be selected to receive a Golden Apple. See the complete list of teachers on page A13. The Golden Apple teachers along with the Teachers of Distinction will be honored at the 23rd annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers presented by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation on May 10 during a dinner at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Golden Apple continues to be one of those ways the Education Foundation Champions For Learning fulfills its mission to bring the community together around the value its citizens collectively place on the impact teachers have on student learning. Golden Apple media partners are WINK-TV and the Naples Daily News. Additional support for the teachers is provided by the Mary Ingram Fund of the Columbus Foundation. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation, presenting sponsor of Golden Apple, is funded entirely by the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, and 100 percent of funds are contributed to organizations and initiatives that assist children in the communities Suncoast Schools FCU serves. Philanthropy, volunteer efforts make men stand outThe annual Men of Distinction Awards honor 10 men for their dedication and philanthropic service to benefit the children of Collier County. The Education Foundation Champions For Learning has named the following Men of Distinction for 2013: Dennis Brown, Theo Etzel, Dudley Goodlette, Dan Lavender, Chuck Mohlke, Bill Ricigliano, Alexander Spier, Fritz Sullivan, Mario Valle and Allen Weiss. They give of their time, talent and treasure in many ways, says George Walters Jr., chairman of the award committee. Above all, through their volunteer service, they have evidenced a highly distinct passion for helping the children of Collier County. The honorees met with Men of Distinction alumni recently for a luncheon 31 educators in the running for Golden ApplesTeacher Jeni Fletcher at Big Cypress Elementary School is congratulated by her students after the surprise announcement in their classroom. SEE MEN, A13 Principal George Brenco was as excited as the students when teacher Stephanie Scott was surprised in her classroom at Pine Ridge Middle School.REAGAN RULE PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS
RHONDA LAURENCE / COURTESY PHOTO Back row: Theo Etzel, Fritz Sullivan, Dennis Brown, Bill Ricigliano and J. Dudley Goodlette. Front row: Chuck Molke, Alexander Spier, Mario Valle, Allen Weiss and Dan Lavender. All I want for Christmas is FORT MYERS 11380 LINDBERGH BLVD | 239.561.7215 | HOURS MON FRI 7:30 AM 5:30 PM | SAT 7:30 AM 5 PM NAPLES 3747 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH | 239.687.7215 | HOURS MON THUR 8 AM 9 PM | FRI & SAT 8 AM 10:30 PM ARTISAN GELATO BY NORMAN LOVE 239. 288.4333 | HOURS MON SAT 11:30 AM 7:00 PM Located right next door to the Norman Love Confections Chocolate Salon in Fort Myers. Gourmet Chocolate Gifts Pies Pastries and Morewww.NormanLoveConfections.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 NEWS A13 at Roys downtown and then got on the bus for a tour of Golden Gate High and Calusa Park Elementary schools. They will be formally honored at the annual Men of Distinction celebration on Thursday, Feb. 7, hosted by the Hilton Naples. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner and auction. Tickets are $150 and all proceeds from the awards celebration support the work of Champions For Learning. The Men of Distinction Golf Tournament, hosted by The ACE Group Classic, takes place Monday, Feb. 4, at TwinEagles. Registration is open and includes a lunch buffet before teeing off and a dinner buffet and awards immediately following the tournament. 2012 ACE champion Kenny Perry will be in attendance, and Take Stock in Children scholars will share their stories. Cost is $1,000 per foursome, which includes hole sponsorship, or $200 per golfer. All proceeds from the tournament support the Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentoring program. For more information, contact The Education Foundation Champions For Learning at 643-4755 or www.championsforlearning.org. The 2013 Teachers of DistinctionSusan Alger . . . . . . . . . . Laurel Oak Elementary School Sherry Ashley . . . . . . . . . . . . Lely Elementary School Tara Barr . . . . . . . . . . . Lorenzo Walker Technical High Khris Betten-Jutasi. . . . . . . Lorenzo Walker Technical High Krista Clayton. . . . . . . . . . . Manatee Elementary School Donna Cornwell. . . . . . . . . . . Lake Trafford Elementary Maria Ferro . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calusa Park Elementary Jeni Fletcher . . . . . . . . . Big Cypress Elementary School Brooke Hale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sabal Palm Elementary Catherine Hunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lely High School Caroline Hylemon . . . . . . . . . . Gulf Coast High School Andrew Klatzkow. . . . . . . . . . . . Corkscrew Elementary Shirley Jean Kucera . . . . . . . . Osceola Elementary School Leslie Mahan. . . . . . . . . . . . Corkscrew Middle School Deborah Marino. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sea Gate Elementary Kristin Merrill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poinciana Elementary Sarah Nick . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Gate Elementary Rayna Marie Overmyer. . . . . . Laurel Oak Elementary School Donna Payne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sabal Palm Elementary Darlene Pellechia. . . . . . . . . . . Golden Gate Elementary Bonnie Tucker Pinkerton. . . . . . . . Oakridge Middle School Yudelka (Judy) Ramirez . . . . . . . . . Eden Park Elementary Katy Rogers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calusa Park Elementary Naomi Rothring . . . . . . . . . . . . . Naples High School Cindy Sans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pinecrest Elementary Stephanie Scott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine Ridge Middle Christine Sobczak . . . . . . . Laurel Oak Elementary School Sarah Strahan . . . . . . . . . . . Corkscrew Middle School Lisa Trupiano . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poinciana Elementary David Ware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Davis Elementary Kathleen Weitzel . . . . . . . . . . . Naples Park Elementary MENFrom page 12
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 Please Find Me and Bring Me Home!MISSING CAT KITTS KITTSPlease call if you nd her or have info!Mary Ann 239-594-3902 or 419-290-6783 REWARD OFFERED!!! available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273Beachy KeenGrey Rattan Coffee Table with Leather Strapping according to Dave Goodwin, president of the Florida Ornithological Society. His is one of several state groups that promotes the pastime and seriously studies birds. The American Birding Associations most recent membership numbers show 20,000 birders nationwide, though Mr. Goodwin says the figures are somewhat misleading. Theres no way to know how many birders there are, he said. The hobby encompasses everyone from people who put up backyard feeders to serious birders who run all over to spot the rarities. He says the growing interest in birds is fueled by easy access to information thanks to computers and smart phones, and by the equally fast growing hobby of digital photography. There are the large numbers of folks who show up at birding festivals Florida must have close to a dozen now, with the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville (in March) being the largest in the entire country.Prime birding in FloridaFlorida is known among enthusiasts around the world as one of the prime areas in North America for spotting hundreds of species of birds. As part of the Atlantic Flyway, the state is a major layover stop for migratory waterfowl and other birds headed for the Caribbean or points south in fall and winter, and back again in spring and summer. Other birds stop here to spend the winter, nesting in the mild clime where food sources are abundant. Birders look forward to the fall and winter months when the bird population and number of unusual species jump. But any time is good for spotting birds in Florida, according to Paul Gray of Audubon of Florida. Its amazing how many birds are in our neighborhoods. You dont even realize theyre there until someone shows you how to find them, he said. Beyond the common birds such as jays and cardinals and mockingbirds, there are rare birds in numerous protected areas. Were unique far enough south in America where you find birds you cant find anywhere else in the United States, Mr. Gray said. Birds such as the Everglades snail kite, the limpkin, the Florida scrub jay and a mottled duck are examples. Florida is a great place to be, said Chuck Weber. The WPEC-Channel 12 news reporter is a longtime birder and the compiler for West Palm Beach for the Christmas Bird Count. Summertime is slow here, but wintertime makes up for it. The bird migration is good here and there are good places to bird close to where Im at. Unlike other birders who compile a life list of birds theyve seen, Mr. Weber says hes not fanatical about the hobby. Im not a diligent lister. I like the experience of it and seeing a diversity of birds. When I started birding, I did more of that. Wed try to see the rare birds. I went one time to Cedar Key to see a murrelet a sea bird. Its a very incredible bird for Florida. Other birders, such as Jo Key from West Palm Beach, have taken vacations centered on birdwatching tours. I always pack my binoculars, she said. I get in some birding time wherever. Thats whats so great about it you can do it anywhere. Birding requires little as far as equipment and thanks to todays technology, links to other birders locally and around the world are immediate. Websites such as the Great Florida Birding Trail provide a wealth of information about sites around the state where good birding takes place. One of those is STA 5 a storm treatment area south of Clewiston. Margaret Englander of LaBelle coordinates birding tours to the area managed by the South Florida Water Management District. The man-made wetlands are a jaw-dropping experience for birders, she said. Its a wonderful habitat. The birding oasis of South Florida, she said. During the Christmas count, we usually report the highest numbers of some species in the U.S. such as the purple swamp hen and fulvous whistling duck. During Februarys Great Backyard bird count, in the Clewiston area, its top 10 for the most birds totally counted not the most species, but most birds. She enjoys birding around the whole area. Some mornings, I go driving up 29, over to 78 and across 80, and make the whole loop around the county. During the Great Backyard Count festival, private ranchers host birding trips on their land were in partnership with the ranching community. The area is unique, she said. Birders are welcome to visit the STA 5 by reservation and they will be participating again in this years Christmas count. Along with STA 5, one of the other top bird spots in the Southeast United States is the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Its a particular favorite of noted nature photographer John Lopinot of Royal Palm Beach. He frequently leads his photography students to the swamp, about 15 miles east of Bonita Springs. Its an amazing place, he said, because it has it all wildlife, rare plants and birds and the last remaining virgin stand of cypress forest in the United States. Sunrise and the hour before sunset are typically best times for viewing and for photos, Mr. Lopinot said. He sends photographers to local BIRDSFrom page 1 Birding ethics:Birders take their hobby seriously and most follow rules to protect the birds and the natural settings that support them. These are the basics; some clubs have additional rules: Protect the birds and their habitats, using scopes and binoculars to spot rather than getting so close as to disturb nesting grounds. Walk around groups of birds on the beach or in elds rather than forcing them to y. If viewing from your car, stay inside as long as possible. It acts as a viewing blind and the birds are less likely to y if they dont recognize you as human. Be mindful of other birders and avoid crowding them or the birds, especially photographers who likely have set up at a speci c vantage point. Use common sense in bringing pets or small children to a bird hike. Stay on roads, trails and paths to minimize habitat disturbance. Ask permission, or get a permit to bird on private or government-owned lands. Follow the American Birding Associations Code of Ethics and share it with others. Respect the wildlife and the rights of others.Birding events:Thousands of birders participate in the annual nationwide Christmas Bird Count. Held for the 113th year by the Audubon Society, the 2012 count takes place from Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. Bird spotters count and formally record all the birds they can nd within their designated area at a speci c time. The count is open to anyone; amateurs will be paired with veterans of the count. Information is available through any Audubon website. The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival is Jan. 23-28, 2013; information is at spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org. Lectures by noted experts, eld trips, photography workshops and vendors draw international as well as local birders. The Big O Birding festival is March 12-16 in LaBelle. Workshops, eld trips and photo sessions. For more information, go to www. bigobirdingfestival.com The Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival, with much of the same type of activities, is held the last week of September in Marathon; the website (not updated at presstime) is keysbirdingfest. org. For information about nature photography workshops and tours to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary with John Lopinot: www.JohnJLopinot.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 NEWS A17 parks and wildlife areas as well, such as Green Cay Nature Center near Boynton, the Pond Cypress Natural Area near Okeechobee, Jog Road in West Palm Beach and the Loxahatchee River area in Jupiter. The numbers of birders whove found out about STA 5 and Corkscrew Swamp have grown exponentially since the release of the 2011 film The Big Year. The movie was loosely based on the book of the same name by Mark Obmascik that follows three birders competing to fill out their life list of birds spotted. Competitive birding can be fun and some take it seriously, according to Judi Hopkins, president of the St. Petersburg Audubon chapter. When her husband Larry was alive, Mrs. Hopkins joined him to host birding tours for local and international birders. The couple were a prominent name in birding for years, and helped many fill in blanks on their life lists. Its a sport. What you do is have a list that you keep its your life list. Every time you see a bird youve never seen before, you put down the place and date you saw it and species. Its a competition, to see who can get the most on their list. It can be quite competitive at times.Photography boosts birdingTodays birders are just as likely to come to a hike with a digital camera and long lens instead of binoculars. Its hard to take a bad photo today, says Ron Smith, a police officer and avid birder from Brandon who runs www. pinellasbirds.com It used to be I might take a whole roll of film and wait for it to be developed to get the best photo of a bird. Now you can take 500 pictures of a bird and it costs nothing. Pick out the best one, and post it online instantly. Photography verifies sightings, and keeps birders in check, he said. Now, when you report spotting a particular species, you have a picture to prove it. Some birders are reluctant to share sightings, but birding reports are key to conservationists who work to preserve the birds natural habitats. Numerous organizations have bird rescue facilities throughout the state, and many state parks promote birding with educational pamphlets and guides. The Great Florida Birding Trail, a self-guided 2,000-mile highway trail leading to 500 birding sites around the state, was established by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for awareness and to promote eco-tourism, a moneymaker for the state. But conservation is a mixed bag, Mr. Goodwin said. While state and local governments have spent a great deal to protect endangered lands in the past 30 years, theres a renewed battle for programs going forward in a tighter economy. Hes encouraged by the number of new birders he sees, however. When I got active in birding in the early 0s, maybe 10 or 25 people would show up to see a rare bird. Today, hundreds might show up. Some are inspired by the birds of prey, since many are the easiest to spot in the skies. Hawks and osprey are frequently sighted, and the bald eagle, brought back from the endangered list by the Audubon Society, is found throughout the state. Florida has the largest number of breeding pairs of eagles in the lower 48 states. Learning to bird requires patience. You have to get good at using your binoculars its a learning process. Same with bird I.D., Mr. Weber said. Birding 101If birding is calling you, you can get started simply by grabbing a eld guide to state birds, a pair of binoculars and waterproof shoes. Keep a notebook handy if you want to start a life list. Learn how to spot birds in the wild and the rules of birding by joining an organization with experienced birders, or go on group hikes and tours. The lists below will get you started. Here are favorite eld guides mentioned by several experienced birders: Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of the Eastern Region by Donald and Marion Stokes. (Little Brown and Co., 1996) A Birders Guide to Florida by Bill Pranty. (Lane Aba Bird nding Guides Series #175, 2005) A Guide to the Great Florida Birding Trail, East Section, edited by Susan Cerulean and Julie Brashears. (University of Florida Press, 2002) Floridas Birds: A Field Guide and Reference by David S. Maehr, Herbert W Kale and Karl Karalus. (Pineapple Press, 2005) Birding Florida: Over 200 Prime Birding Sites at 54 Locations (Where to Bird) by Brian Rapoza. (Falcon Press Publishing, 2007) Common Coastal Birds of Florida & the Caribbean by David W. Nellis (Pineapple Press, 2001) Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds by Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson. (Houghton Mif in Co., 2002) Websites for reference and organizations: Tropical Audubon Society Southeast Florida: www.tropicalaudubon.org St. Petersburg Audubon Society: www. stpeteaudubon.org Tampa Audubon Society: www.tampaaudubon.org Pinellas County sightings and info: www. pinellasbirds.com Hendry Glades Audubon Society and info about STA-5: www.hendrygladesaudubon.org Florida Audubon Society: www.audubonof orida.org Florida Ornithological Society: www.fosbirds. com Information on the Great Florida Birding Trail: www.great oridabirdingtrail.com Keep your own bird list and share reports to help map birds at this interactive site: www. ebird.org For all things birding in the United States, www.birdzilla.com lists birding organizations, information on species and links to birders in each state. SUE TAVAGLIONE / COURTESY PHOTOSFrom the top: The barred owl, red-breasted nuthatch and the bald eagle are some birds to watch this year.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONS, OR TREATMENT. THE RISKS, BENEFITS AND ALTERNATIVES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE PATIENTS CONSULTATION. SOME RESTRICTIONS. OFFER EXPIRES 3.31.13 New patients 55 and older No refraction/eyeglass prescription Fort Myers 418-0999 Cape Coral 542-4123 Lehigh Acres 369-2010 Punta Gorda 505-2020 Naples 430-3939 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 Blood supplies need replenishingThe Community Blood Center is asking people to give the gift of life this holiday season. The only cost is your time, and the payoff of one donation can be up to three lives saved. All donors from Dec. 22-Jan. 2 will receive a complimentary movie ticket and will qualify to win one of two 10-person cruises aboard the Double Sunshine, compliments of Pure Naples. Drawings will be Jan. 15 and Feb. 15. The center is in the Medical Plaza Building at 311 Ninth St. N., Suite 108. Free valet parking. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Christmas Eve and New Years Eve hours will be 8 a.m. to noon; closed on Christmas and New Years Day. Here is the bloodmobile schedule: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22-23: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hollywood 20 Cinemas, 6006 Hollywood Blvd., Naples. Wednesday, Dec. 26: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hollywood Theatres in Coconut Point, 8021 Cinema Way, Estero. Thursday, Dec. 27: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Beach Road entry to Mercato in North Naples. Thursday, Dec. 27: 3-6 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria Naples, 475 Seagate Drive. Friday, Dec. 28: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Road. Donors will also receive free admission to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Friday, Dec. 28: 3:30-6 p.m. at Foxboro Sports Tavern, 4420 Thomasson Drive. For more information, call 624-4120 or visit www.givebloodcbc.org. Heads up for traffic deputiesThe Collier County Sheriffs Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following spots the week of Dec. 24-28:Monday, Dec. 24 Pine Ridge Road and U.S. 41 North Red light running Airport-Pulling Road and Naples Boulevard Speeding Immokalee Road and Tarpon Bay Boulevard SpeedingTuesday, Dec. 25 Goodlette-Frank Road and Orange Blossom Drive Speeding Livingston Road and Golden Gate Parkway Red light running Pine Ridge Road at I-75 northbound exit Aggressive driving Wednesday, Dec. 26 Airport-Pulling and Radio roads Speeding Santa Barbara Boulevard and Golden Gate Parkway Speeding Livingston Road and Progress Avenue Red light runningThursday, Dec. 27 Green Boulevard Aggressive driving Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road Red light running Vineyards Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road Aggressive driving Friday, Dec. 28 Tamiami Trail North and Old U.S. 41 Red light running Immokalee and Airport-Pulling roads Aggressive driving Vanderbilt Beach Road and Logan Boulevard Speeding
Many Medical Services, One Location Living with bromyalgia is dicult, but access to treatment and health care services in one location makes it easier. From her primary care physician to physical therapy and more, Jill Coey can make her appointments in one buildingThe Outpatient Center at the Sanctuary. To read more of Jills story, go to www.LeeMemorial.org/caringCaring people, caring for people.www.LeeMemorial.org Tom Reid Physical Therapist Jill Coey, Patient Dr. Patricia Daneshmand Family P ractice PhysicianThe Outpatient Center at The Sanctuary center
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 NEWS A21 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 ChildrensHospitalGoal.org Wine fest artist all caught up after a premature start SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYHere comes the sun! At least thats what Ella Sterling, child artist for the 2013 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, thinks. Ellas original watercolor painting will be auctioned at the grand tasting and auction Saturday, Feb. 23, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Now a healthy, active kindergartner, Ella was born in March 2007, almost three months premature, and spent the first two months of her life in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Ellas early birth was totally unexpected, according to her mom, Sara Sterling. I had a normal, healthy pregnancy, so when my water broke suddenly, I thought, theyll be able to stop this and Ill go home. But Ella had other plans. Born at just 30 weeks and weighing in at 3 pounds, she was rushed from NCH in North Naples to The Childrens Hospital (in the special NICU ambulance purchased through donations). Sara requested an immediate discharge from the hospital and joined Ella that day at the hospital on the HealthPark campus in south Fort Myers. Taking an early leave from her teaching job, Sara spent every day at The Childrens Hospital. Although Sara knew nothing about The Childrens Hospital prior to Ellas birth, she was relieved that the hospital was so close to her home in Naples. If we didnt have this facility here, we would have had to go to Miami or Tampa and rent a place to stay, she says. Because The Childrens Hospital was so close, I was able to spend nights in my own bed and every day by Ellas side. The hospital staff, she adds, didnt just take care of Ella. They took care of my husband and me. With a preemie, life is an emotional roller coaster. Everything is two steps forward, one step back. But because of the staff, we were well-prepared to deal with the setbacks. When Ella left the hospital after two months, she was sent home with oxygen and monitors, and her parents were well equipped to handle their daughters medical needs. The Childrens Hospital not only trained us to use the equipment, they provided us with a support network, Sara says. We were able to call with questions and concerns whenever we wanted. And the nurses would call us just to check in and see how we were doing. We are so thankful that Ella wound up in Fort Myers. Dr. Steve Machiz, chairman of the Wine & Food Fest, says each years poster artwork is typically one of the highest-bid lots at the auction.About the festivalThe Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is a signature event of the SWFL Childrens Charities Inc., which provides funding to local charities serving local children. It begins the evening of Feb. 22 with a series of dinners in private homes around Southwest Florida for invited guests donating a minimum of $1,000 per seat. Each dinner showcases wines by featured vintners and culinary offerings from Southwest Floridas finest chefs. Then on Feb. 23, the chefs, vintners, dinner guests and others come together again, at the Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club for the grand tasting and auction. Participating chefs prepare their favorite signature dishes to accompany the wine tastings. The auction features wine packages, trips, dining experiences and more. Last years event netted $2.3 million for SWFL Childrens Charities, whose primary beneficiary is The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. To view a video about Ella and an interview with her mother, or for more information about the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest or ticket sales, call 278-3900 or visit www.swflwinefest. org. n. ne e nt r i n d n g h e e s e s d a a t s d Ella Sterling
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 TO YOUR HEALTHBreakfast at Mels will help childrens hospital campaignStop by any Mels Diner from 6:30-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, and enjoy a free breakfast in exchange for a $5 donation to the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The funds will be matched dollar for dollar and directed to the hospitals capital campaign. Breakfast will include eggs, pancakes, bacon and coffee. All Mels Diner locations in Naples, Golden Gate, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral are participating to help kick off the 11th annual Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon set for Friday, Jan. 18, broadcast live on Cat Country 107.1-FM from Miromar Outlets. For more information, call 343-6078.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Free seminar focuses on macular degenerationRetina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness host the 10th annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. Two identical sessions are planned from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 5 p.m. Retina specialist Dr. Dean Eliott from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary will share groundbreaking research on the use of stem cell transplantation for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. This work is being done in collaboration with Advanced Cell Technologies, which has developed a stem cell line designed to restore the function of the retina and improve vision in individuals affected with AMD. ACT is the only company in the United States conducting FDA-monitored trials of stem cell implantation. In addition to Dr. Eliotts presentation, Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center will provide an overview of macular degeneration and an update on a new injection device to improve the safety and comfort of patients undergoing eye injections. Attendees will also hear from Dr. Timothy Schoen of The Foundation Fighting Blindness with a global perspective on retinal degenerative disease research. Admission to the symposium is free, but seating is limited. To register, call (800) 586-6765 or visit www.fightblindness.org/bonitaseminar.Hazelden hosts free recovery lecturesInspiration to Strengthen Recovery, a series of free programs presented by Hazelden in Naples, continues from 6:308 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at First United Methodist Church, 388 First Ave. S. Guest speaker Karen Casey, Ph.D., will discuss The Blessings of a Thorough 11th Step. The 11th step in the recovery process involves seeking, praying or meditating to create a better contact with God. Dr. Casey has more than 35 years of experience with AA and Al-Anon. Her first book, Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women, was published in 1982. The Promise of a New Day followed the next year, and she has written 24 additional titles since then. The focus of Dr. Caseys recent works has been how to live in relationships more peacefully. The Hazelden series continues with: Now What? For the Whole Famil y fr om 6:30-8 p .m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, by William Cope Moyers, vice president of public affairs and community relations for Hazelden. Transitions: Coping with Change fr om 6:30-8 p .m. T uesday, March 12, by Elene Loecher, who retired after 25 years as spiritual care and program coordinator at Hazeldens Dan Anderson Renewal Center in Minnesota. For information, call Hazeldens Theresa Feller at 659-2367. HEALTHY LIVINGTragedy in Connecticut leaves survivors with a sense of purpose and resolveShooting also raises awareness of mental illness issues BY DR. SCOTT HALTZMANSpecial to Florida WeeklyOn Dec. 14, the world learned of the massacre of 26 young children and their teachers, and the suicide of the alleged shooter, Adam Lanza, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. When tragedies such as this occur, media and the community turn to psychiatric professionals for help understanding why such things happen. Experts might look toward genetics, psychiatric disorders or early childhood experiences to explain mass shootings of innocents, but such events are so rare (thankfully) that science will never be able to know how someone can behave with such disregard for human life. There are, however, things that can be learned from what happened in Connecticut. For one, events such as these remind us of how precious and fragile human life is. When someone can lose their life so quickly and needlessly, it gives those who survive a special sense of purpose and resolve. In the day following the shooting, several of my clients had told me, When I look at what those poor families went through, I realize that the things that are bothering me really arent that big. Events such as these make us appreciate our loved ones that much more. Another aspect of that midDecember shooting is that it reminds us of the importance of friends, community and religious institutions. In the days following the event, people gathered together in vigils, prayer meetings or in informal clusters just to hold each other, reach out to each other and know that their pain is shared. Of course, such communal bonding cant bring back the loved ones or change what has already happened. But when tragedy occurs, a community weaves itself together to form a feeling of safety around those who suffer, and to give everyone a sense of stability and purpose. Studies tell us that when individuals are able to find some meaning in suffering, that they are more likely to recover with fewer emotional scars. The other unanticip ated outc ome of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School is to raise the consciousness in the public about mental illness issues. Experts all agree that individuals who engage in mass shootings have something mentally wrong. That being said, the public might be led to believe that every person who has a mental health problem is at risk for becoming a mass murderer. That is absolutely not the case. It is true that some people with certain mental health problems might be more likely than non-affected individuals to engage in violent behavior. However, the vast majority of people with mental health issues are not a threat to others. They care about human life as much as anyone else, and they have no desire to hurt or be hurt by another human. The real question to be raised by the tragedy at Newtown is not, Should we be scared of people with psychological problems?, but, How can we help people who are affected by mental health issues? The David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider serving children, adults and families, is just one mental health center among hundreds in the country that is dedicated to helping individuals who struggle with psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar and substance abuse. Immediate and intensive help is only a phone call away. The centers highly trained clinical staff has the expertise to assist people who struggle to maintain emotional wellness. They have the manpower, and the know-how, to help people return to a healthful state of mind. All it takes is a phone call. If you or someone you know is dealing with feelings of emotional instability, dont hesitate; reach out and get help. Together, we can work together to improve the sense of well being not only for the individual, but for the community as a whole. Dr. Scott Haltzman is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist at the David Lawrence Center. He earned degrees 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. For more information about David Lawrence Center, call 455-8500 or visit www. DavidLawrenceCenter.org. Is your company in good shape?Through its Fit-Friendly Companies program, the American Heart Association recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace. Fit-Friendly Companies earn annual recognition at the gold or platinum levels. There is also an Innovation award for creativity in creating a culture of physical activity. The AHA of Southwest Florida currently recognizes 24 Fit-Friendly Companies, including these in Collier County: Arthrex, Gulfshore Insurance, the District School Board of Collier County, the Collier County Health Department, the city of Naples, NCH Healthcare System and Physicians Regional Healthcare System. Companies that would like to be considered for the Fit-Friendly designation must submit an application to the AHA by Jan. 31. For more information, call Leslie Amick at 495-4910 or e-mail leslie. email@example.com. A link to the FitFriendly Companies application can be found at http://ffc.heart.org.
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Coupon Expires 12/31/2012Naples Bonita Springs NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 NEWS A23 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. One of North Americas Top 100 Resort Courses, as rated by Golfweek Magazine Voted one of the 10 Best New Golf Courses in Florida by Travel & Leisure Golf 4.5 out of 5-Star rating by Golf Magazine For more information, please contact Marc Freiburg, The Premier Club of Naples 7540 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34105 239.659.3714 | WaldorfAstoriaNaples.com MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES.GOLF | BEACH | POOL | SPA | FITNESS | TENNIS | DINING TO YOUR HEALTHOncology practice reopens in East Naples21st Century Oncology has reopened its treatment facility in East Naples at 8625 Collier Blvd. The center was closed for remodeling and the installation of the Calypso 4-Dimensional Treatment Localization System to treat prostate cancer. It is one of two 21st Century Oncology locations in the area with the technology. Dr. Bruce Nakfoor, medical director for 21st Century Oncology in Naples, says the Calypso system is emerging as the quality standard for prostate cancer treatment and adds it is also utilized at the following top academic centers: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the University of Washington Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic and BarnesJewish Hospital/Washington University, among others. For more information, call 530-9200 or visit www.21stCenturyOncology. com.Doctor will discuss test for ParkinsonsThe Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. offers a variety of program and services for Parkinsons disease patients and their families and caregivers, including: 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. The fifth annual PASFI Fabulous Fashion Show & Luncheon takes place Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Fashions will be provided by Petunias of Naples and Drapers and Damons. Tickets are $75 per person. 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 ab ove, call PASFI at 417-3465 or e-mail Ruth Hubing, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
I have been contributing the Undercover Historian column to Florida Weekly since last spring, and while I enjoy it immensely, it is still a job and one that I take very seriously. While most of my personal historical interests lie in the Everglades and Everglades City areas special places to which Totch Brown introduced me back in 1993 when I was writing for the former weekly Everglades Echo newspaper I am also interested in the history of Southwest Florida as well. Keeping that in mind, I intend to write more about Naples and the surrounding areas in the coming year, and if there is something of local historical interest you would like for me to share with our readers, please feel free to drop me an e-mail at email@example.com. I welcome your input and assistance, as I cannot possibly know all of the anniversaries that should be spotlighted. And if you can share any old images, that would be simply wonderful, as they are often difficult to find. During the past six months, my columns have included numerous specific anniversary dates such as the 16th anniversary of the ValuJet crash along the Tamiami Trail back in May; the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrews devastation in August; and the 65th anniversary of the dedication of Everglades National Park earlier this month. Weve also discussed many a colorful character with historic ties, among them Deaconess Harriett Bedell, who ministered to the local Indians; Clara McKay, a.k.a. Mama Hokie from Ochopee and her former cryptic sign posted along the Tamiami Trail that read Beer Worms (until it was removed); and the marvelous Mr. Brown, whom I mentioned above. Ive also written about a couple of historical exhibits of interest to locals and visitors alike, including the drawings of Everglades City pioneer Rob Storter exhibit and a collection of art quilts based on historical sites along the Tamiami Trail. Ive written about the Smallwood Trading Post on Chokoloskee Island, which serves as the perfect time capsule of pioneer life here in Southwest Florida; and about the Museum of the Everglades, which served as the local laundry when Collier County founder and namesake Barron Gift Collier established his town back in 1923. In 2013, Everglades City and the surrounding area will play host to numerous special anniversaries. Everglades City in particular is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its founding. And next year is the 85th anniversary of the completion of the Tamiami Trail (a big party is planned for Saturday, April 27, 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: rookerybay.org or 239-417-6310 x401 Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center 300 Tower Road, Naples www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN Reminiscing about 2012 and anticipating topics for 2013 maureenSULLIVAN-HARTUNGmshwrites@gmail.com Rob Storters rendering of Everglade, the old homeplace. Deaconess Harriet Bedell with William Hartley and the local Seminole Indians. Mr. Hartley went on to write a book about Deaconess Bedell called A Woman Set Apart that was published in 1963.SEE HISTORY, A25
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Author Maureen Sullivan-Hartung took this photo of the Smallwood Trading Post on Chokoloskee Island in 1994.HISTORYFrom page 24PROFILEFrom page 6something magical about this hotel in this location. Her reply: Maybe someday youll come back as the general manager. Some things, he reflects, are just destined to be. Ed was appointed vice president and managing director of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, in October 1999. Three years later, he had oversight of the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Now he is responsible for overall operations, financials and development of both Naples properties. Ed makes continuous and important contributions to the community. More than a dozen years ago, he recommended to Bill Merwin, then-president of FGCU, that the university establish a hospitality school. Ed went to other hospitality industry leaders and sought their support to use some funds from the annual Wanderlust travel auction gala to seed the school. The Sugden family also made a major contribution. Today, the FGCU School of Resort & Hospitality Management has more than 500 students and is the largest school on campus. Ed serves on the advisory board for it and the universitys Lutg ert School of Business. Hes also an honorary trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, and recently became a board member of Fifth Third Bank of Florida. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience. to commemorate the occasion). On Feb. 8-10, Everglades City will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Everglades City Seafood Festival. My, how it has grown from that first fish fry that was intended to raise funds for playground equipment. It ended up creating the first traffic jam in the tiny town, when more than 5,000 people showed up. The local chapter of the American Red Cross, which began in Everglades City, our former governing center, also celebrates its 90th anniversary next year. And 60 years ago, in 1953, the former Ochopee boarding house/store/post office burned to the ground, and in its place tomato farmer James Gaunt erected what was intended to be a temporary irrigation shed that still stands today, not only one of the nations smallest post offices, but also a testament to the local pioneer spirit, having survived three major hurricanes in recent years. Skipping over to nearby Chokoloskee Island, the Chokoloskee Church of God turns 100 next year, and no doubt a grand centennial celebration will be held. Finally, here in Naples, it was 70 years ago, in 1943, that the United States Army activated a military base at the Naples Army Air Field to train World War II combat pilots. These are but a few of the things you can expect to read about in Undercover Historian in the New Year. I am most appreciative of your comments and feedback and look forward to even more in the coming year. A very special friend of mine, the late Maria Stone, used to say, We have no idea where we are going, if we have no idea where we have been. History is such an important aspect of our lives. Heres to sharing and remembering more in 2013. Maureen Sullivan-Hartung arrived in Naples in 1981. Following a yearlong stint as a reporter for the former weekly Everglades Echo newspaper, she began freelance writing. Her first book, Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby, was published in 2010 by The History Press in South Carolina. Look for her Undercover Historian column every other week in Florida Weekly.MARIA STONE / COURTESY OF THE COLLIER COUNTY HISTORICAL RESEARCH CENTER INC. 50% OFF ALL HOLIDAY Decor and gifts(Excluding all fantasy creations items.)25% OFF all holiday candyWhile supplies last. 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To adopt or foster a pet Dogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information.Pets of the Week>>Ava is a 7-month-old Labrador retriever/Great Pyrenees mix. She is on medication to treat a skin condition that is not contagious, and Humane Society Naples will continue to provide the medications until her skin is clear. Her adoption fee is $75. >>Chanel is a curious, loving 3-month-old domestic shorthair who would love nothing more than a loving home for the holidays. Her adoption fee is $75. >>Nicola is a friendly 7-yearold German shepherd/smooth Collie mix. 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First, when the dog is confined, he cant sneak off to another room or behind the sofa to relieve himself. Second, when in the crate, he learns and develops bowel and bladder control, because few dogs are willing to soil their bed, she notes. Ms. Palika and I have been friends for many years, and we each recently added puppies to our families. Mine is Ned, a Shetland sheepdog, and hers is Bones, an English shepherd. She and Bones, along with her two other dogs, Bashir and Sisko, recently spent a couple of days visiting with me and my animal family which now includes two goats, neither housetrained, by the way. Of course, we talked dog training. We both like crate training, and have used it for all our dogs for many years. Crate training limits a puppys options to three: 1) Hes either empty and playing in the house; 2) hes in the crate and holding it because he doesnt want to sit in his own waste; or 3) hes at the place youve chosen for him to relieve himself. Puppies need to relieve themselves after they wake up, after they eat or drink, and after a period of play. Set up a schedule to accommodate his needs as you work to mold behavior, and remember that young puppies, especially small breeds or mixes, cant go very long without eating, drinking, sleeping or relieving themselves. A good rule of thumb: Puppies can hold it as long as their age in months. A 2-month-old pup can hold it in a crate for about two hours, for example. Let the puppy sleep next to your bed in the crate sleeping near you speeds the bonding process and lead him to the chosen outside spot as soon as hes awake in the morning. When he goes, praise him thoroughly. Then take him inside for breakfast. Feed him and offer him water, and then take him out for another chance to go. If he goes, more praise and back inside for play. If youre not sure hes completely empty, put him in the crate. Ignore the whines and whimpers. If left alone, the puppy will soon be fast asleep and will stay that way until its time for the next round of out, eat/drink, out, play, crate. Remember, too, the goal is for your puppy to roam free in your house, not to stay in a crate for life. A crate is not a storage container for a dog, says Palika. Eventually, your pet will be spending more of his time loose in the house under your supervision, and he will start asking to visit his outdoor spot. Dont forget to confirm his early attempts at proper behavior by rewarding him with praise and treats. If you spot an in-house accident, a stern no will suffice, followed by an immediate trip to the yard, and praise when he finishes up where hes supposed to. Clean up Crate training is a tried-and-true way to teach puppies the house rules.the inside mess thoroughly, and treat the area with an enzymatic solution to neutralize the smell. With proper crate training, the number of such incidents will be relatively few, and youll end up with a dog who is not only reliable in the house, but also confident in his own ability to stay alone when you are gone.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 NEWS A27 Family Owned & Operated, Palm RV is SWFLs Finest RV Dealer. We offer Sales, Service and Parts for a full line of Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels & Motor Coaches. Stop in, bring this ad and receive these special offers. EXP 12/31/12 EXP 12/31/12 MUSINGSPerhapsYou know when I sit and when I rise. You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down. You are familiar with all my ways. For you created my inmost being. You knit me together in your womb. Psalm 139Because it will take 25,000 years for the message to reach its intended destination of stars (and an additional 25,000 years for any reply), the Arecibo message was more a demonstration of human technological achievement than a real attempt to enter into a conversation. In fact, the stars that the message was sent at will no longer be in that location when the message arrives. Wikipedia, Arecibo Message Teen Angel, can you hear me? Teen Angel, can you see me? Are you somewhere up above? Sweet sixteen ... Jean Dinning and Red Surrey, Teen Angel Imagine a small black dot, perhaps the size of a period. Perhaps it is fuzzy, a bit fuzzy. Or maybe the fuzz is invisible but palpable. Maybe the fuzz is tingly slightly electric. Or maybe it doesnt feel like anything at all. Instead it might be emitting a scent. The scent of jasmine, perhaps. Or lavender. Or maybe a bit more piquant. Then again that may not be a smell at all. Its a taste, perhaps, like the taste of fudge. Warm fudge. Or sparkly Perrier. Perhaps it is tastefully tactile. No, wait: Perhaps it is not a black period. Not at all. Look: It seems to be white. But not really white. Perhaps, but rather more like light. Bright. And not a shape, perhaps, but spreading. Spreading like wild fire. Perhaps not fire, really, but a field of scintillation. More wet and flowing. Perhaps like a stream. But, no, not really a stream. More like a cataract crashing. Crashing with effluvia. It seeming like tiny universes of gusto. Perhaps popping more than flowing or torrenting. Like bubbles. Or perhaps more like blisters. No, not blisters. More like fried rice. Or not fried, but raw and hitting the glass of motorcycle windshields wrapped in white streamers of lace. No: more like boxes of black leather lined in red petals. Or perhaps it is really night and the petals are blowing in the wind. Or perhaps it is absolutely still. With little waves of possible like magnetic filings about to dance off the edge. Or perhaps not dance, but careen. Or not careen, really. More like free fall. Like apples taken into gravitys embrace. But perhaps it is groundless to say, but without falling. Perhaps merely at rest, observing. But then observing would mean well, you know. And that could never be. After all, how could there be separation? Or maybe, perhaps, how can there not be know-separation? Imagine a large white swirl, a whirligig. And it sounds like well, you know ... Off handedly. Miraculously. Mysteriously. Monstrously. Demonstrable. Flappable. Unflappable. Wings caught in a drift. Got my drift? Anyone? Out of my mind, with love ... Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. l e p m b l Rx firstname.lastname@example.org spreading Spreading like wild fire Per haps not fire, reall y but a fi e ld o f sc intillati o n. M o r e w e t and fl o win g Perhaps like a stream. But petals are blowing in the wind Or per h aps it is absolutel y still. With little waves of p ossible like ma g netic filin g s a bo ut t o dan ce off the ed g e. Or
Bonita Beach Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $4.95 Million Web # N212031069 Westgate at Moorings Beach Bua/Bua-Bell 866.884.8196 $1.04 Million Web # N212028363 INSIDE Here comes JOELaunching Naples newest shuttle, and more Networking events. B9, 10, 32 House HuntingSee what $625,000 will buy in four Southwest Florida markets. B11 Ask the FoolShould you take stock in Whole Foods? B7 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUSINESS WASNT always performed at hyper speed with the aid of satellites, gigabytes, e-mail, texting and driving in climate-controlled cars to meet clients in Starbucks. Once, making a sales call meant a horseback or carriage ride. Once, there were no roads connecting what was a remote cowtown called Fort Myers with Naples and Punta Gorda. Florida Weekly looked at the early days of business in Southwest Florida for a window into how it was here long before any of todays business leaders were born. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, doing business meant working without air conditioning. Coffee, though, seems to have always been a part of business, then and now. In the 19th century, the Florida cattle business was huge. Herds were driven down from Central Florida to Jacob Summerlins cattle pens at Punta Rassa and the cattle were then shipped to Cuba. Those days and drives were captured and recreated brilliantly in a novel, Patrick Smiths A Land Remembered. In Karl H. Grismers 1949 nonfiction book The Story of Fort Myers, a sense of what a day of work was like on those drives was provided through an interview with one of the last of those Florida cowboys, C. T. Tooke. Heres part of what Mr. Tooke said: On the big drives a large covered oxcart went along to carry the grub. Nothing fancy, just good solid food. A barrel of flour, a couple of sacks of sweet potatoes, a big bag of grits, plenty of bacon and lard, a demi-john of syrup, slabs of salt pork, and lots of coffee. This was something the men simply had to have coffee. And lots of it. They never drank less than three or four quarts a day. Coffee is still a lubricant to the work day. So much else, though, has changed in the business world since the early days. Now, advertising is everywhere. Television. Radio. Internet. Weekly and daily newspapers. Billboards. Magazines. The areas first weekly newspaper, The Fort Myers Press, was founded in 1884 and eventually became The NewsPress. In 1884, one of its advertisers was H.M. Williams, who in an ad proclaimed he was a, buyer of and dealer in All Kinds of Crane Skins, Crane, Birds, Alligator Skins, Birds, Feathers and Deer Skins.Getting goods aroundIn 1884, the United States had already been linked for 15 years coast-to-coast by the Transcontinental Railroad, which was finished in 1869. Yet, the railroad didnt reach Punta Gorda until 1887 and wasnt extended all the way to Fort Myers until 1904. That, according to Matt Johnson, director of the Southwest Florida Museum of Wheels of progress SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY James Edgar Foxworthy came to town in 1893 and soon after opened Foxworthys Clothing Store on First Street in Fort Myers. Looking back at early local businessesBY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE BUSINESSES, B4
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: 239-434-0300 www.aemc.cc Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! MONEY & INVESTING The new round of easing: Is it good or bad for investors?The Federal Reserve Bank announced a new round of quantitative easing Dec. 12 aimed at bolstering the U.S. economy. The central bank said it would continue buying U.S. Treasuries after the expiration of a third round of quantitative easing at the end of the year. Fed officials said it would maintain its purchases of long-term Treasuries at the rate of $45 billion per month. It is the fourth easing and has no specific end in sight. Rightly so, it has been relabeled QE4ever. With the QE4 announcement, the Feds holdings of U.S. Treasuries may rise from the current $1.6 trillion to $3.6 trillion by 2016. Its total holdings of financial assets may rise from the current $2.6 trillion to $6 trillion or more by 2016. Interestingly, the Feds new annual purchases of Treasuries and mortgage securities will approximate the anticipated annual $1 trillion federal deficits projected for the next several years. Maybe the various market participants thought, Something made them do this. Is the weak economy further weakening? Is Europe getting worse? Have deflationary forces increased? This column has written about the Fed and how the Fed is monetizing the U.S. debt by printing money to buy such debt. (Florida Weekly, June 27, Oct. 4 and 18) This position is contrary to some of the most noted financial publications that have offered explanations in line with the Fed chairmans denial of the same: Monetizing the debt means using money creation as a permanent source of financing for government spending. In contrast, we are acquiring Treasury securities on the open market and only on a temporary basis (emphasis added), with the goal of supporting the economic recovery through lower interest rates. (Ben Bernankes speech to the Economics Club of Indiana, Oct. 1.) Unlike the Weimar Republics hyperinflation cartoons, the Fed has not filled wheelbarrows with freshly printed dollars and delivered them to the Treasurys door. Instead, the Treasury sells to the dealer banks, which then sell them to the Fed. In lieu of wheelbarrows of cash, these bank intermediaries receive an electronic entry on the Feds balance sheet liability called Bank Reserves. The only reason that the Fed can incur trillions of dollars of these IOU liabilities (and, in doing so, undertake huge debt to leverage ratios as equity is estimated to be only $55 billion), is that the banks can convert these Fed IOUs from electronic cash and into U.S. dollars. The Bureau of Printing and Engraving is not working Weimar overtime, but it is on call. So, the no-monetization-is-happening camp that previously relied on Mr. Bernankes statements now see temporary being redefined as a lot longer and within context of a lot larger. Still, they point to low inflation as proof that monetization is not happening. However, what is actually happening is the Feds money-printing is being offset by three strong deflationary trends. First, theres a huge drop in the velocity of money as domestic and foreign individuals and corporations hoard cash. Second, the international shadow banking system, which was once larger than the international conventional banking system, has been hugely cut back. Third, there has been little money creation despite an increase in bank reserves normally such increases translate into bank lending and a money multiplier effect. This time, there is no multiplier. John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, in a speech delivered July 2, said, (There has been) a 200 percent increase in the monetary base, (yet) measures of the money supply have grown only moderately. For example, M2 has increased only 28 percent over the past four years. No inflation harm, no monetization foul? Not so. A friend offered a worthy sentiment: Minute by minute, the value of the dollar is being destroyed though the destruction is not visible right now. This destruction is hidden as long as the dollar is a safe haven to foreigners. And foreigners hold nearly twothirds of U.S. currency outside our border, according to Mr. Williams. The dollar value destruction through the Feds electronic printing might be akin to the silent, unseen, but ultimately calamitous destruction caused by termites. All looks well until one day the doorframe collapses and the next day, well, the dollar might lose world reserve status or Treasuries might find the Fed as the sole buyer. My wise friend also cautioned, What you dont learn slowly, you will learn in an instant. Wasnt that how we all (including the Fed) learned about the 2008 mortgage crisis? Oddly, the Feds cure for the 2008 systemic crisis might be creating new systemic risks that we might one day learn in an instant. Exactly how the Feds experiment will end is unknown. However, many think it will end badly. What is an investor to do if the possibility of a systemic crisis lurks? Hiding in cash is fraught with problems and getting out of equities or bonds just before the bubble bursts is wishful thinking. Investors might consider owning some gold and adding managed futures to their equity/bond portfolio as managed futures is uncorrelated to equities except in times of crisis when it has historically gone to a nearly perfect negative correlation. (In Search of Crisis Alpha by Kathryn Kaminski, 2011.) Consult with your adviser as to suitability, visit with other advisers to gain breadth of opinion, and seek experts when appropriate. Lastly, consider forwarding this column to others as understanding the how and why of the Fed is very important. In my opinion, mainstream media is not telling the entire story. An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your investment experience, trading objectives, financial resources, and other relevant circumstances. 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An NAA employee since 2000, she dispatchs aircraft fuel orders and other aircraft services, coordinates catering requests, makes hotel, restaurant and ground-transportation reservations, arranges for crew cars and offers advice and directions to arriving pilots and passengers, among other duties. Scott Meyer, Joe Purcell and Jack Tuers have earned Above and Beyond Awards from the Naples Airport Authority. Mr. Meyer is a maintenance technician who has worked at the Naples Municipal Airport for three years. Mr. Purcell joined the airport staff as a maintenance technician 18 months ago. Mr. Tuers has worked as a line technician since 2008 and has earned his bachelors degree in aviation management while he has been employed at the NMA. Banking Kevin Klimek has been promoted to senior vice president of residential lending for First National Bank of the Gulf Coast. A graduate of Florida State University, he began his career in 1996 at Barnett Bank and joined First National Bank of the Gulf Coast as director of residential lending in 2008. Board Appointments Ray Allain of Acadian Builders of Naples has been elected president of the Collier Building Industry Association board of directors for 2013. Additional board officers recently installed are: Bob Imig, Stock Development, past president; Greg Ulrich, KGT Remodeling, president elect; Allen Foy, Fenton Davis Painting, past associate vice president; Robyn Bonaquist, B-Squared Advertising, associate vice president; Eleanor Taft, Eleanor W. Taft, PA, secretary; and Terry Kelly, Surety Construction, treasurer. The CBIA board of directors for 2013 consists of: Laura Johnston, WCI Communities; Bill Fenno, GL Homes; David Graham, Pulte Homes; Mike McLeod, GreenLeaf Homes; Thomas Lykos, The Lykos Group; William Spinelli, Titan Homes; Larry Berg, Waste Management; Kevin Deardorff, Hill, Barth & King; Curtis Hancock, Hancock Plumbing; Ron Waldrop, Waldrop Engineering; and Terrilyn VanGorder, South Bay Realty. Entertainment Rita Albaugh has been named box office manager for TheatreZone. Prior to joining TheatreZone, Ms. Albaugh spent worked for 10 years at Cleopatras Barge Fine Jewelry in Naples. Before that, she worked in elder care as receptionist in a home health care doctors office and with a local longterm health care facility that specialized in the treatment of Alzheimers disease. Before relocating to Naples in 1994, she worked in personnel and purchasing for Texas Instruments in Dallas. Hospitality Miguel Cruz has been named chef partner at Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Naples. He studied anthropology at the Inter American University of San German, Puerto Rico, and began his culinary career in 1996 in a small restaurant called Salsitas in Boquern, Puerto Rico. In 2000, he moved to Orlando and worked in hotels including The Peabody Orlando, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Gaylord Palms and The Waldorf Astoria collection by Hilton. He returned to Puerto Rico in 2004 and was mentored by French Chef Aaron Wratten at The Horned Dorset Primavera in Rincon. He joined Flemings in Naples in August 2012. Retail Jacob Tuchman, a graduate gemologist, has joined Bigham Jewelers as director of fine jewelry services. He previously worked for 18 years at Yamron Jewelers in Waterside Shops as store manager, managing partner, vice president of sales and director of the watch division. Before that he worked in the precious jewels department at Neiman Marcus in Bal Harbour. 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(Call 596-2530 if you have an item to donate for the auction.) Cost is $25 for members, $30 for guests. Sign up by e-mailing info@ pracc.org or visiting www.pracc.org. The Womens Network of Collier County meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $22 for members, $25 for others. The next meeting is Jan. 8. Sign up at www.wnocc.org. The first Wake Up Naples of the New Year for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:308:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker will be Elaine Reed, executive director of the Naples Historical Society. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Hours from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at chamber headquarters, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs. The evenings hosts are the Law Offices of John D. 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The only way in and out of the area was by horse and/or boat. The lack of a railroad was a two-way drag on local businesses because transporting goods in or out was more expensive than in communities serviced by the railroad. An idea of what the business world was like here in the 1880s when the population of any local town was measured at fewer than 500 can be found on the shelves of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. A photocopy of the 1887 city of Fort Myers directory shows that a Mrs. Nancy Allen owned a livery stable, Charles Braman owned a harness and shoe shop and P.C. Gaines owned a cigar factory. Also listed with those worthies was this fellow with a more familiar name: Thomas A. Edison, laboratory. That was pre-railroad. At least for Fort Myers and Naples. That was before the mass production of automobiles and the invention of the airplane. Smart business people then and now recognize opportunities. Back then, it meant providing a needed service such as the Menge Brothers Steamboat Line, which transported people, produce and other goods before the days of trucks. The Sanibel Causeway wasnt built until 1963 but brothers George and Andrew Kinzie offered ferry service to the island. In 1867, a man named George Renton Shutltz came to Punta Rassa to run the telegraph office. Heres how Mr. Grismer described him in The Story of Fort Myers: a short, walrus-mustached man with a merry twinkle in his eye, a rotund lover of good things to eat, and a jolly fellow who liked nothing better than to talk to friends. Sounds like the perfect hotelier. Mr. Shultz opened and operated the Tarpon House in the 1870s and 1880s, helping to launch the tourism industry that is so vital to the local economy. His timing was impeccable. The first tarpon caught with a rod was by one of his hotel guests in 1885. It was another impetus to the tourism industry, sending northern fishermen to the area for tarpon. It was the beginning of the snowbird idea. Mr. Johnson said. It wasnt the middle class. It was the wealthy. By 1910, there were a dozen autos in Fort Myers and gas cost 6 cents a gallon. An astute businessman named Ben King saw the future and opened the first garage in town that year. The first passable road from Fort Myers to Bonita Springs opened in 1917. The 1917-18 Lee County report of licenses shows some new businesses. A Professor T. L. Bruner was listed as piano tuner. A. G. Allen had a minstrel business and J. O. Button o wned a peanut cart.The dawn of modern amenitiesTimes were changing. Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and Naples were all growing, sprouting brick buildings with electricity, phones and indoor plumbing. An early business leader in Fort Myers was Harvey Heitman, who came to town in 1888. In 1896, he started what was then called a hack line to Naples to a hotel opened by a pioneering Naples businessman, Col. W. N. Haldeman. Cost for a one-way ticket on a horsedrawn wagon was $2.50. Think it takes a long time to reach Naples by car in 2012? Heres part of an advertisement Mr. Heitman offered for his hack service: the 40-mile drive is made in a few hours and is a beautiful drive through the pines where the red deer wander. Fort Myers, or at least what is now considered downtown, was beginning after World War I to take a shape that 21st century residents and visitors might recognize. By 1921, the Franklin Arms Hotel in Fort Myers boasted that it had rooms with or without private bath. The phone numbers for businesses in the 1920s tells 21st century people how small the area was at the time. Wanted to check on a prescription at the Royal Palm Pharmacy in 1921? The number was 335. That wasnt the prefix. That was the entire number. Gays Fort Myers Laundrys phone number was 19. A mere two digits. Wait, it gets better. The phone number for Dorwin-Turner Lumber Co. in 1921 was 8. Just 8. No area codes. No ZIP codes. No fax machines. Even by the 1950s, seven-digit phone numbers werent part of Southwest Florida. In the Southwest Florida Historical Society collection of nifty old items is a program from the 33rd annual Southwest Florida Fair in 1957. The phone number for the Lawhon General Store was 2571. There was an ad in the program for something called Tropical Ale and Beer, which claimed its Floridas way to say welcome. Tropical Ale and Beer. Ambassador of Good Cheer. Floridas oldest. Floridas finest. That may have all been true but Tropical Ale was not long for this world. Thanks to a delightfully named website called www.yesterbeer.com, we know Tropical Ale went out of business in 1961. Tropical Ale was brewed by the Florida Brewing Company in Tampa from 1896 until 1961. The company was Floridas first brewery, according to the website. Tropical Ale now belongs to yesterbeer but plenty of other businesses have sprouted to life since the old days, the days before e-mail and Starbucks and texting. BUSINESSESFrom page 1 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Western Union boys in Fort Myers, 1925. Reynolds and Company on Hendry Street in Fort Myers, 1905. Edward L. Evans was known for impromptu PR promotions and is credited with convincing Thomas Edison to build his winter home in Fort Myers.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 BUSINESS B9 NETWORKING Sea Salt hosts launch party for the JOE shuttleWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.The Allegra Naples FootPrint FUND annual awards luncheon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Joey Wendt and Kristen Weardon 2 Michelle Borders and Marie Jackson 3 Alexia Anastasia, Justin Voneschen and Jess Purdon 4. Ingrid Aielli and Nicole Angelo 5. M.J. Scarpelli and Sue Huff 6. Shannon Livingston and Jenny Foegen 7. Gala Reitz, Leslie Colantonio and Taylor MariniSUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 Mimi Scofield and Melanie Black of Drug Free Collier 2 Nicole Taranto and Eileen Wesley of Project Help 3 Paula DiGrigoli of Safe & Healthy Childrens Coalition of Collier County with Patti Holt and Paul Kessen 4. Paula Brody and Karen Lasker of the Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy 5. Nicole Howard and Dianne Reed of Collier Child Care Resources 6. Tony Orr and Deanna Fitzgerald of Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
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AMERIVEST REALTY | NAPLES, FL 239.280.5433 | David@DavidNaples.com REPRESENTING SELLERS AND BUYERS OF Naples Luxury Real EstateVISIT WWW.DAVIDNAPLES.COM FOR MORE DETAILS! Mediterra Estates Home$2,595,000Moornings Beachfront$1,249,900Mediterra Villa$899,000Mediterra Residential Lot$1,100,00016597 PANTHER PAW COURT, FORT MYERSThis lovely pool home is on a corner lot in the golfing community of The Forest Country Club. With 3,416 square feet of living space, the residence has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a master with separate tub and shower. Among the interior features are vaulted and cathedral ceilings, brick fireplace in the formal family room, French doors leading to the pool, two-zone air conditioning and brick pavers on the lanai. With a golf course view, the home has a circular driveway and mature landscaping. The double and single garage doors are 9 feet high to house taller vehicles, and a tandem bay allows room for a workshop or exercise area. The garage has extra high ceilings and spacious built-in cabinets. Community amenities include two 18-hole championship golf courses and tennis courts. The home is listed at $625,000. Contact listing agent Kim Moore of DowningFrye Realty in Bonita Springs at 860-9933. 27209 SHELL RIDGE CIRCLE, BONITA SPRINGSThis detached villa overlooking a lake is in the popular Bay Harbor subdivision of Bonita Bay. Included in 2,676 square feet of living space are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a master that has dual sinks and separate tub and shower. Two bedrooms, bathroom and family/media room are on the second floor. Interior features are an air-conditioning system replaced in 2010, replaced water heater, custom closet cabinets, spa on lanai with Aqualink controls, 18-inch diagonal tile in the living areas and volume ceilings. Furnishings are available separately. The homeowners association fee covers landscaping, exterior paint and community pool and spa. The community has five championship golf courses, fitness center, tennis and bocce courts, marina and fishing pier. The home is listed at $625,000. Contact listing agent Carol Wood of John R. Wood Inc. Realtors in Bonita Springs at 822-3709. 2501 DEBORAH DRIVE, PUNTA GORDAThis home is in the coveted sailboat section of Punta Gorda Isles, just minutes from Charlotte Harbor. The residence boasts 3,599 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bath was redone in 2009 and features a walk-in shower, separate spa tub, separate vanities and two closets with all the built-ins. The beautiful gourmet kitchen has stunning wood cabinetry, granite countertops, Thermador refrigerator, two Fisher and Paykel dishwashers, KitchenAid built-in oven and convection microwave and six-burner flat top stove. The island includes a wine refrigerator. The casual dining area features a dry bar and granite counter. Wood floors are in the formal living and family room, which has a fireplace. Multiple sliders lead to a gorgeous pool updated with a spillover spa and a lanai of brick pavers. The pool area overlooks intersecting canals. A $12,000 boat lift was installed in 2009, and the home has three air-conditioning systems, two of which were replaced in the past year. The oversized three-car garage is a side entry. The home is listed at $624,900. Contact listing agent Carole Borgstrom of Five Star Realty of Charlotte at (941) 456-0645. 15292 DEVON GREEN LANE, NAPLESThis elegantly finished home with a gorgeous lake view is in the Devon Green subdivision of the Audubon development. Totally remodeled in 2005, the ranch offers a one-of-kind sleek, contemporary look. With 2,230 square feet of living area, it includes two bedrooms plus a den and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has built-ins with cedar backing, a roll-out desk, entertainment area and crown lights. The master bath, which has a separate tub and shower, is custom finished with a vanity and sink designed by Alta Meara and imported from Italy. Upgrades are imported Scavolini custom cabinetry from Italy, new wet bar and renovated kitchen with 36-inch cook top, custom cabinets and lighting and stainless steel appliances. The beautiful pool was resurfaced in 2010, a new pump and heater added this year. Community amenities include clubhouse, pool, fitness center and tennis courts. The home is listed at $625,000. Contact listing agent Doug Treadwell of John R. Wood Realtors in Naples at 919-2002. COMPILED BY BARBARA BOXLEITNERWhat $625,000 will buy in SWFL A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY B11WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012
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Beach Club. Butlers Pantry. Distracting Views. ORA ORA A L R L R LR LR EPR EPR EPR EPR ESE ESE ES ES NTA NTA T T TIO TIO NS NS S NS CAN N NOT NOT BE BE RE RE LIE LIE IE D U D U D U PON PON AS CO CO RRECTL Y S TAT T ING RE E PRE R SEN E TAT TAT TA ION S O O F T T HE HE DEV DEV D ELO ELO PER F F OR R COR COR OR R REC REC REC C T R T R TR EPR EPR EPR PR R ESE ESE ESE SE NTA NTA NTA NTA TIO TIO TIO TIO NS, NS, NS, NS, S, MA MA MA MA M KE KE KE KE REF REF REF REF ERE ERE ER ERE NCE NCE CE CE TO TO TO TO TH TH IS IS S ADV ADV ADV A ERT ERT R ER ISE ISE E MEN MEN MEN T A T A ND N TO TO T THE THE DO DO CUM CUM ENT NT T S R S S S EQU EQU Q IRE R D B DB Y SECT ION N 71 8.5 85 03, 3 3 FL F ORIDA STA ST S TUT T ES, S, TO TO BE B FU FU RNI RNI N R SHE SH D B B Y A YA DE DE E E VEL VEL VE VEL E OPE OPE PE OPE R T R T O A A O A O A BU BU BU BU U YER YER YER YER OR OR OR OR O LE LE LE LE SSE SSE SSE SSE E S E. E. E. E. E You can always spot a new resident.11125 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108 Our Gulf views tend to be somewhat distracting. Stunning views dominate each luxurious residence and every on-site amenity at Moraya Bay. From the beachside service, restaurant and grotto bar to resort-style pool, lap pool and fitness center, the views are quite distracting. Residences of 4,000-4,500 square feet. Prices from $2.5 million.239.514.5050 MorayaBay.com
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MMXII Premier Sothebys International Realty, licensed real estate broker. All rights reserved. Sothebys International Realty is a registered trademark licensed to Sothebys International Realty Affiliates LLC. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. Premier Sothebys International Realty is a holding of The Lutgert Companies. Price and availability subject to change. FINE PROPERTIES PRESENTED BYBAY COLONY SHORESTory Lane $6,995,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212007065PARK SHORERegent Estate Nineteen North$6,990,000 Furnished Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212004954 BAY COLONYContessa Penthouse 2001$6,500,000 Furnished BAY COLONYBrighton Residence 803 $2,995,000Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212037372 PARK SHORERegent Estate Six North$6,500,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211508440 NAPLES CAYSeasons Residence 1903$5,995,000 Furnished Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/211516035 BAY COLONY SHORESTilden Lane$5,675,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/211517107 BAY COLONYBiltmore Residence 1002$2,599,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212030298 PARK SHOREProvence Residence 602$2,585,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212033800 BAY COLONYContessa Penthouse 2102$6,000,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211014834 BAY COLONY SHORESCromwell Court$6,295,000Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212003773 NAPLES CAYSeasons Residence 1002$3,395,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/211522474 MOORINGSVista Royale $3,500,000 FurnishedBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211014140 LIVINGSTON WOODSHunters Road $2,750,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212018827 Dorcas Briscoe Carol Gilman Barbi Lowe Trish Lowe Soars John Hamilton www.NaplesSignatureCollection.com PARK SHORERegent Estate Five North$5,900,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/210021357 PARK SHOREAria Penthouse 1701 $4,895,000 FurnishedBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212037356 NEW LISTINGPARK SHORERegent Estate Eleven North$5,800,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212038231 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/211517687 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING
BAY COLONYTrieste Residence 1104$2,495,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212014368 BAY COLONYMarquesa Residence 602$1,295,000 FurnishedGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212008665 MERCATOThe Strada Residence 7502$1,250,000 Furnished Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211500266 MOORINGSMartinique Club Residence 101 $1,050,000 PARK SHORELa Mer Residence 806$895,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212015448PELICAN BAYCalais Residence 102$529,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/210036393 PELICAN BAYThe Marbella $475,000 $1,350,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.213.7463premiersir.com PARK SHOREProvence Residence 502$1,990,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211007757 PARK SHORELe Ciel Venetian Tower Residence 1503 $1,985,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212015930 PELICAN BAYCap Ferrat Residence 1905$1,895,000 Furnished Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/211516118 PELICAN MARSHTerrabella$1,825,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/211014133 PARK SHOREEsplanade Club Residence 103 $1,790,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212023249 PARK SHOREBrittany Residence 305$1,750,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212019590 BAY COLONYMarquesa Residence 1201$1,595,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212005977 BAY COLONYToscana Residence 703$1,595,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212031358 MMXII Premier Sothebys International Realty, licensed real estate broker. All rights reserved. Sothebys International Realty is a registered trademark licensed to Sothebys International Realty Aliates LLC. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each oce is i ndependently owned and operated. Premier Sothebys International Realty is a holding of The Lutgert Companies. Price and availability subject to change. Presenting elegance & service excellence... BAY COLONYMarquesa Residence 703$1,495,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212033986 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212016107 SEAGATESeahorse Avenue$1,850,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars239.213.7227premiersir.com/id/212016652 BAY COLONYToscana Residence 1503$1,695,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/211515966 BAY COLONYSalerno Residence 803$1,795,000 FurnishedGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/211516949 PELICAN BAYCoronado Residence 1701$1,395,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212035117 PELICAN BAYThe Pointe Residence 1102 $1,150,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212035390 NEW LISTINGBAY COLONYTrieste Residence 1506$2,495,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212035678 PENDINGPARK SHORENeapolitan Lane$1,750,000 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe239.552-5531premiersir.com/id/212038039 NEW PRICE NEW LISTING PENDING
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 B25 NABOR numbers are good news SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYInventory levels continue to decline while the overall median closed price rose 14 percent, and the overall closed sales increased 6 percent for the 12 months ending November 2012, according to the latest numbers released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales in Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The NABOR report provides annual comparisons of singlefamily home and condominium sales (via the SunshineMLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. Among the specifics about the 12 months ending in November: The overall median closed price increased 14 percent, from $175,000 to $200,000. Overall pending sales increased 6 percent, from 10,057 units to 10,667. Overall pending sales increased 20 percent in the $500,000 to $1 million category, from 960 units to 1,153 units; and increased 11 percent in the $1 million to $2 million category, from 429 units to 478 units. Pending sales increased 100 percent in the $2 million plus category from 16 units to 32 units. Overall inventory decreased by 15 percent, from 7,625 listed properties in November 2011 to 6,518 in November 2012. Pending sales with contingent contracts are included in the overall inventory number. The average days on the market increased overall from 168 days to 181 days. Overall pending sales in the Naples coastal area increased 14 percent, from 1,801 units to 2,045 units, and closed sales increased 10 percent, from 1,640 units to 1,804 units. We have been in a relatively stable market year-round, says Wes Kunkle, managing broker of Weichert, Realtors on the Gulf. Many buyers are coming down earlier than in past years, and we are finding that they often prefer to go to contract before they return north for the holidays. In the past, they would leave and make a purchase decision after they went back up north. The tight inventory has resulted in a greater sense of urgency, he adds. To view the entire report, visit www. NaplesArea.com. Pick up a Copy Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comof Florida Weeklyat Marios Meat Market and Deli Mario'sMeat Market and Deli 12326 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm www.MariosMeatMarket.com 239-404-8222 ROBYN PFISTER GRIFFIN LITTLE HARBOUR 224 Little Harbour Lane $4,600,000 PORT ROYAL 3530 Fort Charles $3,850,000 PORT ROYAL 736 Kings Town Drive $7,800,000 MOORINGS 715 Riviera Drive $2,295,000 PARK SHORE La Mer #1203 $1,150,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6480 Sandalwood Lane $1,140,000 NEW LISTING!
Executive Homes unable to close until after November. Prices subject to change. Copyright 2012 Lennar Corporation. Lennar, the Lennar logo, Everythings Included Home and the ei logo are registered service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. CGC 1507191 LENNAR.COM/SWFLSAVE OPEN MON-SAT 9AM-6PM SUN 10AM-6PM888-211-6107 Directions from I-75: Exit Collier Blvd (101). Go south past 41. Turn left on Championship Road to community entrance. Nexia home automation Control access, lights, thermostat & video surveillance from computer, smartphone or tablet Granite kitchen countertops Stainless steel appliances Ceramic tile (per plan) & much more!LUXURY FEATURES & UPGRADES INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! The location of Copper Cove is one of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities people talk about. Its nestled between the vacation paradise of Marco Island and the distinction of Naples famed boutiques, dining, entertainment and Gulf Shore pleasures. Hurry. Your location of a lifetime will soon be sold out! EVERYTHINGS INCLUDED HOMES SM15 Executive & Manor Home Designs From the Low $200s-Mid $400s FINAL PHASE! LAST SEASON OF SALES! TheLocationof aLifetime!
Fiddlers Residential, LLC, Fiddlers Creek Realty, Inc. Licensed Re al Estate Broker. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELI ED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER, BROKER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND, IF APPLICABLE, THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNIS HED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. All features, amenities, prices and availability are subject to change without notice. The dimensions, square footages, sizes, configurations and other information contained he rin are approximate and subject to change without notice and meant to be illustrative only, subject to actual construction variations as a result of field conditions and changes. Owners hip of property within Fiddlers Creek does not entitle an Owner to any right, title, interest or otherwise to use all planned Club facilities, but rather an opportunity to join, subject to th e payment of assessments, fees and applicable regulations. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon re ceipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. All club facilities and the private golf courses as presently proposed are not constructed nor will all proposed facilities be located within the property encompassed in the Fiddlers Creek PUD. Dev elopment and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY A Million-Dollar Lifestyle at a Fraction of the Price! For 8 Consecutive Years PRECONSTRUCTION FROM THE $300SNEW FLOOR PLANS NEW PRICING NEW BUILDERS NEW MODELS FiddlersCreek.com Fiddlers Creek Information Center: Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5:30pm (239) 732-9300 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway, Naples, Florida 34114 Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island Award Winning Community2012 Southwest Florida Readers Choice Award Best Community 2012 CBIA Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year, Best Special Event and Best Newsletter Single Family Homes 1,840 2,738 A/C sq. AMADOR by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 1,649 2,246 A/C sq. .MILLBROOK by Lennar Single Family Homes 2,583 3,522 A/C sq. CHIASSO by D.R. Horton Single Family Homes 2,800 3,659 A/C sq. RUNAWAY BAY by Lennar Single Family Homes 2,719 2,949 A/C sq. .MAJORCA by Stock Construction Single Family Homes 3,174 3,490 A/C sq. MAHOGANY BENDby Stock Construction Single Family Homes 3,699 4,246 A/C sq. *Plus HomesiteISLA DEL SOLby Stock Construction From $389,990 From $334,990 From $514,990 From $604,990 From $714,990From $1,099,990*From $599,990Amador Oered by D.R. Horton 9213 Campanile Circle 3BR/2BA 1,840 A/C Sq. Ft. $448,800 Chiasso Newly Released by D.R. Horton 9302 Chiass o Cove Court 3BR+Den/3BA 2,583 A/C Sq. Ft. $659,000 Millbrook O ered by Lennar Homes 3106 Aviamar Circle 2BR+Den/2BA 1,649 A/C Sq. Ft. $399,990 Runaway Bay Ne wly Released by Lennar Homes 3453 Runaway Lane 3BR+Study/3BA 2,800 A/C Sq. Ft. $719,990 Majorca M ode l Leaseback by Stock 8560 Majorca Lane 3BR/4BA 2,949 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,109,422 Mahogany Bend M ode l Leaseback by Stock 3740 Mahogany Bend Drive 4BR/4.5BA 3,490 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,298,355 3716 Ma hogany Bend Drive 4BR/3.5BA 3,202 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,281,829 Isla del Sol Mode l Leaseback by Stock 3860 Isla del Sol Way 4BR/4.5BA 4,246 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,996,341 Marengo 3093 Avia mar Circle, #7-203 3BR/3BA 2,200 A/C Sq. Ft. $259,000 Callista 2731 Callist a Court, #10-104 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. $335,000 Serena 3195 Serenity Court, #7-201 3BR/3BA 3,010 A/C Sq. Ft. $369,000 Mulberry Row 7710 Mulberry Lane 3BR/3.5BA 3,025 A/C Sq. Ft. $845,000 Isla del Sol 3875 Isla del Sol Way 5BR/5.5BA 4,567 A/C Sq. Ft. $2,295,000 Pre-Constructio n from the $300s, Plus... Move-in-Ready Homes
o f f Dani e l s P k w y & P l an t a t i o n R oa d (239) 288-5117 NEW LUXURY D EC O R A TED M OD ELS O PEN DAI L Y Location, Location, Location Fannie Mae Financing All dimensions are approximate and all floor plans are subject to change by the developer without notice. Prices, plans, descriptions, features and amenities are subject to change. BROKERS WELCOME LUXURY CONDOMINIUM RESIDENCES Sales Center Open Daily 10-6PM | 13100 Plantation Road www.bellacasaluxury.com (239) 288-5117 Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee.IN FORT MYERS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY CAN TODAY! BE YOURS NOW Brand New Luxury Units $90 S From The Low Ready to Move-In ReadytoMoveIn ve e v v ov o o o M M oMo M R R n n Theres no place like Chris Lecca, PA TheLeccaTeam@gmail.com www.LetsMoveToNaples.com 239.776.5423 Saturnia Lakes for the holidays! 1880 Senegal Date Dr $539,900 2322 Butter y Palm Dr $369,000 2081 Painted Palm Dr $309,900 1444 Palma Blanca Ct $700,000 www.JackiStrategos.comHigh ceilings, lots of windows, large rooms & stunning decor. 2 BR/2 BA + den. 2-car garage. Mystic Greens Lely $299,900 NICE VIEWSGreat home for entertaining w/ excellent oor plan. Beautiful lanai. 3 BR/2 BA. CLOSE TO BEACH633 Hernando Drive $1,095,000Larger home w/2nd oor suite. Upper sun deck. 4 BR/3 BA. Direct access. 1771 Piedmont Court $695,000 BEAUTIFUL HOMEJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netRichard Droste Realtor239firstname.lastname@example.org LESLIE KAYE, PH.D.Design PsychologistCerti ed International Property Specialist French Language Licensed Psychologist FL/MIwww.lesliekaye.com 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.
FEATURED HOMES OF THE WEEK Ask the Experts We Know Miromar! *12192012-2751 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 REAL ESTATE B29 REAL ESTATE BRIEFS WCI Communities has selected Beasley & Henley Interior Design to complete the luxury penthouse condominium model at Esperanza, the newest neighborhood at Tiburn. The model, one of two threebedroom floor plans offered in the neighborhood, is scheduled for completion next summer. Esperanzas first three of four buildings released for sales sold out in less than six months. The neighborhood will ultimately offer 42 homes in seven buildings each with six homes and two residences per floor, along the first hole of Tiburns Gold Course and the sixth hole of the Black Course. Penthouses offer a den/media room, an oversized great room and dining area, three full baths and a powder bath. Floor plans feature wrap-around loggias, including a private al fresco area from the master suite, zero-corner sliding glass doors in the great room and a breakfast area positioned in a bay window. Master suites offer walk-in closets and bathrooms with a separate tub and shower, a water closet, his-and-her vanities and a dressing table. Each guest room has a walk-in closet and private full bath. Esperanza residences also feature private elevators, enclosed garages, designer appliances and upgraded features throughout, including tray ceilings in select rooms and tile flooring. The homes are priced from $715,990. Beasley & Henley also created the interior design for a similar three-bedroom penthouse condominium model currently open for viewing in Marquesa Royale at Tiburn, a neighborhood that recently sold out. In addition to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Tiburn is also home to the Tiburn Golf Club, featuring a 27,000-square-foot clubhouse with fine dining, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, and a fully-equipped golf shop. The recently opened TaylorMade Performance Lab and TOURAcademy are also in Tiburn. The TMPL facility works by gathering vital swing information and statistics by way of a launch monitor, six high-speed video cameras and a computer to capture the golfers swing in 3-D animation, all to allow for an unparalleled custom golf-club fitting experience. The TOURAcademy at Tiburn includes a variety of offerings for various skill levels and ages. Programs include twoto five-day golf schools, corporate group clinics, new golfer and specialty programs, junior camps and more. The TOURAcademy at Tiburn also will offer its new Signature School and Golf School Lite programs, which include hands-on instruction, daily golf on one of Tiburons two courses, daily lunch, and the option for on-site accommodations at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Naples. The Tiburn sales center is open daily. For more information, 593-9199 or visit www.TiburonWCI.com. The Lubner Group and Clive Daniel Home has been retained by Goodmangement to provide interior design services for Coconut Mallory Marina and Resort in the heart of old Key West. Ron Nowfel, Lubner Groups senior designer for the project, says the partial renovation work includes providing new sleeper sofas, lounge chairs and entertainment systems and replacing draperies and bedspreads. The Coconut Mallory features 47 condominiums from studio to two bedrooms, two swimming pools, a whirlpool, clubhouse, playground, and marina with boat slips and a launching area. Bonita Springs-based Vogue Interiors Inc. has been awarded a contract to create the interior for Majorca Grande, a model being built by Stock Development in Quail West. The interior design team consists of Leslie Gebert and Debbie DeMaria. Majorca Grande has four bedrooms, 4 baths and a den, with 4,200 square feet of air-conditioned living space and a total of 6,234 square feet. Anticipated completion date for the model is late January. One of four buildings that comprise the Esperanza condominium community at T iburon in North Naples. The Coconut Mallor y Marina and Resort in Key W est. NOWFEL
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Serving North Naples and surrounding area.Stop by our on-site Village Walk office Mon-Fri 10-3 Sat-Sun 10-3.All homes now on re-sale market and priced from the low 200's to 500's. Illustrated PropertiesJoanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732 B rian Carey | 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY Enjoy Resort Style Living at Its Best In Village Walk & Island Walk of North Naples! The Heart of VILLAGE WALK and ISLAND WALK is the focus of the communitys unique Town Center that creates a carefree lifestyle a lifestyle people dream about; meeting friends for a swim, a work out at the state of the art tness center, a set of tennis, or meeting for one of the planned activities...then grabbing lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant... relaxing to the soothing sounds of fountains or taking a relaxing stroll back home around the many lakes and footbridges! The Town Center is reserved exclusively for residents use with no equity or membership fees! The communities offer prime locations close to local beaches, ne dining, entertainment, shopping, area hospitals, and SW International Airport. Schedule your private tour of the awarding winning communities today! EXQUISITE DETAILS SET THE STATELY MANOR APART FROM ALL THE REST! Tastefully appointed 4BR 3.5BA, 3-CAR garage! The oor plan design opens up endless decorating and entertaining possibilities! The large screen lanai with private pool overlooks beautiful lake and bridge views! Rarely available oor plan this one is a must see! $520,000 VILLAGE WALK HERON POINTE Single family home with very LOW HOA fees of $400 per quarter! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car home only 3 miles to beach in an area with outstanding schools! $299,900 HERON POINTE TARPON BAY Enjoy the Naples lifestyle for under $160,000!! Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with rst class amenities in North Naples. $152,000 TARPON BAY OAKMONT. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath with huge screened patio facing South. Full hurricane shutters, great location and a spotless home. $367,000 VILLAGE WALK PENDING SALE STOP YOUR SEARCH! Lovely bright and cherry southern exposure home is located on WIDE lot and offers extensive upgrades! Home features 2181 sq ft of living space, tile throughout, NEW A/C, crown molding,full hurricane protection, large screen lanai with private POOL, LAKE views and more! $395,000 ISLAND WALK VERY CLEAN CARLYLE with private pool offers ,4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room, living room and dining room, full hurricane protection, only 2 streets from the gate house, and a short walk to the town center. Furniture is negotiable too. $449,000 ISLAND WALK LOOK NO FURTHER! Once you see this 2BR, 2BA Carpi with PRIVATE CUSTOM POOL and SPA you will want to make it yours! The home is just perfect for the full time resident or an occasional vacation home! CHECK IT OUT TODAY! $279,900 ISLAND WALK Pristine Pool Home! Pristine 4BR,3.5BA Carlyle with Southern exposure, features plenty of windows to let in the natural light! Cherry, bright neutral interior, upgraded throughout, screened lanai with lake views and heated pool. OWNER WILL CONSIDER ALL REASONABLE OFFERS. $465,000 ISLAND WALK MAKE OFFER! UPDATED OAKMONT 3BR,2.5BA plus den. Recently updated home features new kitchen cabinets,granite,stainless, wood oors, crown molding, freshly painted neutral interior,screened lanai with pool and lake view and more! $392,500 VILLAGE WALK NEW LISTING WELL MAINTAINED 3BR, 2.5 BA plus den features the popular Oakmont oor plan, and is move in ready! The home offers NEWER A/C and refrigerator, granite, tile in living areas and master, crown throughout entire home, hurricane protection, private pool with lake views and more! $365,000 VILLAGE WALK REDUCED! GREAT BUY! NEW LISTING VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA Magni cent 4BR,3.5 BA Carlyle located on PREMIER LOT! This move in ready Carlye is located on one of the largest home-site and largest lakes within the community! Schedule your private showing appointment today for this must see home! $375,000 VILLAGE WALK OF BONITA GREAT BUY! 3BR, 2.5 BA Oakmont offers prefect opportunity to own a single family home in the desirable Village Walk of Naples community at a great price! Home offers tile in living areas and master bedroom,built-in wall unit in great room, and large screened lanai with lake views! $335,000 VILLAGE WALK NEW PRICE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB32 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 NETWORKING 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. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY Holiday lunch at the Hilton Naples for Chamber of Commerce volunteersAnn Wink, Gayle Rose, Susan Corrigan and Kay Pasensky The Membership Directors Association of Southwest Florida Melody Kappauf, Debbie Lohan, Claire Pera and Melissa Shanahan Janice Thompson with Dick and Sandy Panther Brenda OConnor, Clark Hill, Mike Reagen and Don Neer Mary Ruth Mullin, Lance Johnson, Nancy Valentine and Lee Muse Nancy Kerns and Santa Santa with Helen Cuda and Allie Reynolds Daniela Jacob, Francine Cavaseno, Jennie Taylor and Sara James Holly Stephens, Joan Bilson and Marci Hughes Eileen Wesley, MIchelle English and Kerri Sparks Sandy Cotter and Lisa Wilson Sue Weber and Alesia Mata
B30 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 markedwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB34 REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 20-DECEMBER 26, 2012 >$200,0001 BONITA BAY ENCLAVE 3650 Key Lime Court $270,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441>$300,0002 BONITA BAY HARBOR LANDING 4490 Riverwatch Drive #202 $319,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.74743 COCONUT POINT THE RESIDENCES 23159 Amgci Way #3-202 $399,000 PSIR Victoria Clarke-Payton 239.692.1065>$400,0004 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm5 TIBURON 2659 Bolero Drive $449,000 Engel & Voelkers 239.908.7826>$500,0006 LELY RESORT 6460 Caldecott Drive $520,000 Engel & Voelkers 239.250.93867 WORTHINGTON 13840 Tonebridge Court $579,900 PSIR Gerald Grass 248.391.0121>$600,0008 BONITA BAY ESPERIA 26951 Country Club Drive From $600,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Open Daily 10am-5pm9 TWINEAGLES 12300 Wisteria Drive $660,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.785310 BRANDAN COVE 27121 Drivewood Drive $689,000 PSIR Mark Leone 239.784.568611 BONITA BAY TUCKAWEYE 3101 Greenflower Court $699,900 PSIR Bet Dewey 239.564.5673>$700,00012 PELICAN LANDING 23853 Sanctuary Lakes Court $719,900 Engel & Voelkers 860.304.1037 Saturday 1-413 PELICAN BAY THE POINTE 565 Via Veneto #101 $725,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.785314 TWINEAGLES 12312 Wisteria Drive $795,000 PSIR Dayle Cartwright 239.595.785315 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm >$1,000,00016 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $1,000,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Open Daily 10am-5pm17 THE COLONY GOLF & BAY CLUB 23801 Addison Place Court $1,100,000 Engel & Voelkers 860.304.1037 Saturday 1-4pm18 BONITA BAY AUGUSTA CREEK 26342 Augusta Creek Court $1,195,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.747419 MEDITERRA 29071 Amarone Court $1,450,000 Engel & Voelkers 860.304.103720 BONITA BAY SANCTUARY 4248 Sanctuary Way $1,599,000 PSIR Jack Despart 239.273.793121 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #605 $1,695,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.599622 PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE 3951 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #PH-2A $1,750,000 PSIR Debbie Broulik 239.297.515223 BONITA BAY DEERWOOD 4431 Deerwood Court $1,795,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.7474 24 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1709 $1,800,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Also Available: #1109 $1,695,000 #909 $1,650,000 #609 $1,550,000 #904 $1,495,000 #204 $1,485,000 #601 $1,475,000 #1007 $1,345,000 #V11 $850,000 #1208 $825,00025 BONITA BAY CREEKSIDE 26111 Red Oak Court $1,835,000 PSIR Ray Felittto 239.910.534026 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #610 $1,925,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996>$2,000,00027 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $2,049,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm28 AQUALANE SHORES 533 15th Avenue South $2,995,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 239.450.5976>$3,000,00029 OLD NAPLES 175 3rd Street South $3,450,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917>$6,000,00030 PORT ROYAL 3630 Rum Row $6,950,000 PSIR Steve Smiley 239.298.4327>$9,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 1007 Galleon Drive $9,900,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 32 PORT ROYAL 3130 Gin Lane $9,950,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.6800>$14,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 3101 Gin Lane $14,900,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 24 27 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 21
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United Arts Council names newest Stars in the ArtsYEARSEVE2013GUIDEUSHER OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW.NEW The newest stars on the local horizon are seven Neapolitans who have been named 2013 Stars in the Arts by the United Arts Council of Collier County. They are: Glenn Basham, Dallas Dunnagan, Eva Sugden Gomez, Charlies Gottschalk, Simone and Scott Lutgert and Jack OBrien. This year we have two outstanding patrons of the arts and four amazing people who work passionately behind the scene in their arts organizations, says Elaine Hamilton, executive director of the UAC. All are certainly deserving of this recognition. Mr. Basham has been the concertmaster at the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra for 20 years, serving as spokesperson for the orchestra and chorus. He is also a music teacher. As artistic director for The Naples Players for 12 years, Ms. Dunnagan has directed more than 150 plays and musicals for one of the most successful community theater in the country. She is responsible for all theatrical programming year-round, and also teaches classes in directing, acting and auditioning. Ms. Sugden Gomez is a patron and supporter of Opera Naples, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and The Naples Players, among others. She is the underwriter for a musician in the C19-21SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE STARS, C8 INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 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 Here comes Santa ClausAntiques expert Terry Kovel reflects on the jolly old souls various modes of transportation. C14 Filmmakings future?Critic Dan Hudak finds The Hobbit more visual success than storytelling triumph. C11 Passions short shelf lifeCan love live up to our expectations? C2
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSAvoiding the short shelf lifeYou may have read the recent article in the New York Times about the untenability of romantic passion, New Love: A Short Shelf Life. The story spent the better part of a week on the most-emailed list and generated more than 200 comments on the papers website. I sent it to everyone I knew. In fairy tales, marriages last happily ever after, the article begins. Science, however, tells us that wedded bliss has but a limited shelf life. According to a 2003 study cited in the article, researchers tracked nearly 2,000 couples for 15 years and found that the blissful shot to the arm that comes with being married lasted just two years. When love is new, we have the rare capacity to experience great happiness while being stuck in traffic or getting our teeth cleaned, the article says. We are in the throes of what researchers call passionate l ove, a state of int ense longing, desire and attraction. But over time, this uptick in emotion begins to dissipate. The reason? According to the article, its that human beings are, as more than a hundred studies show, prone to hedonic adaptation, a measurable and innate capacity to become habituated or inured to most life changes. Which makes perfect sense to me. What I find perplexing is the articles popularity why were people so eager to share this news? I cant decide if it was because disbelievers were e-mailing it to their long-wedded parents and newly engaged friends saying, Take a look at this piece of crap. Or if it was instead the opposite, people who have experienced the phenomenon first-hand, who sent the story out and posted it to Facebook with the heading, Aint that the truth? Because it certainly feels like the truth. When I think back to my own serious relationships, the two-year mark was a clear turning point, a time when the passion started to leach out of our affair and the crushing weight of our expectations caused our romance to founder. I have discovered that in relationships we have an infinite capacity for disappointment both to disappoint our partners and to be disappointed by them. We are never sweet enough, never understanding enough; they never fill our well in exactly the way we need. Over time, these expectations and their attendant disappointments choke off the air that love needs to thrive. They suffocate all the romance between us like a blanket over a fire. But in my eternally optimistic way, I like to think that perhaps theres a third reason the article was so popular. Not because it was circulated just by believers and apologists, but because there was another group people like me who sent the story to friends and family and even lovers. I like to think these were people who saw in the article a premonition of their own future and took it as a warning to love each other well. Perhaps they shared the story to acknowledge that love might be fleeting and our days of blissful togetherness finite but also with a certain hopefulness, as if to say that with vigilance and effort and, yes, more sweetness and understanding we might avoid this fate. l W artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com What I find perplexing is the articles p opularit y wh y were people so e ager to share this news? I cant dec id e if it wa s bec au se di sbe li ev er s we re ema il i n g this piece of crap Or if it was instead the o pp osite, p eo p le who have experienced the p henomenon first-hand, who sent the stor y out and posted it to Fa ceboo k with th e h e ad i n g A i nt th at t he tr u th? W p e d l
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 ARTS COMMENTARYHo! Ho! Ho! A critics letter to SantaDear Santa, Its been a while since Ive written to you, so Im hoping you remember me. Im sure you still keep tabs on all of us, so I probably dont need to tell you that this past year Ive been both good and bad, but I always try my best to be good. And in my reviews I aim to be accurate and fair, not mean-spirited. The older we get, the bigger the toys we request, I guess. You probably know Im looking for a new car, as my old, faithful one has a lot of miles on it, mostly from driving to venues from Naples to Sarasota to Sanibel. For home, Im hoping for satellite radio, and for a stereo system with a turntable. I know thats old school. But I like the warm, human sound of vinyl. I also wouldnt turn down any Apple products, such as an iPhone or a MacBook Pro. You know Im the furthest thing from a techno geek, but the things Apple makes are just so well designed and tailor made for creative people. And because Im the arts and entertainment writer/critic for Florida Weekly, Id like to make some arts requests as well for our area. Here goes: A new theater for Gulfshore Playhouse would be great. The Norris Center in downtown Naples is a fine space, but its not really set up for theater. The stage is small, so sets can look crowded. It also doesnt have any wings. As for the audiences, the sightlines are not the best, and if you sit in the front rows, you wind up getting a stiff neck from looking up at the stage at such a sharp angle. Id love to see more competent people sitting behind our soundboards, especially for our touring shows and concerts. Its frustrating to sit at a show and not be able to hear the dialogue or lyrics clearly. People working the soundboard should have knowledge of acoustics and how sound works in various environments. (No, louder isnt always better. It drives me crazy when they think just dialing everything up to the highest level is a good thing.) We want clarity. And a good sound balance. We want to hear whats being said and sung on our stages. Id love to see more courtesy in our theaters. That means applauding after songs. Not talking. Not checking cell phones or scrolling for messages. Remembering to shut cell phones off. And not standing up and walking out while people are taking their bows. I grew up on FM radio when it was in its experimental phase, when disc jockeys played what they wanted and werent constrained by corporate play lists. I miss that, Santa. Do you think you could bring an indie radio station to our area maybe a college radio station? One that would play true indie music and songs not played on the other stations? Im thankful for NPRs World Caf, but thats only two hours every week. I imagine youre bringing oil paints and acrylic to a number of people in Southwest Florida. I think thats great! But could you also somehow dissuade them from painting beach scenes? I know, the Gulf of Mexico is picturesque, but Im just so tired of looking at badly painted beach scenes. And so many of them! And could you also explain that abstract art doesnt mean simply throwing paint on a canvas, that good abstract artists actually know what theyre doing? Santa, please let the powers that be release Season 2 of The Killing on DVD. I really do want to know who killed Rosie Larsen which, as you know, wasnt revealed at the end of Season 1. I really liked that show. It was intelligently written and well acted and directed. I want to see the second season, but its been so long now, Im beginning to forget who the players are or even what Rosie looked like! Could you please bring us more patrons for the arts? I know Robert Cacioppo, producing artistic director for Florida Repertory Theatre, only half-jokingly says that his two favorite words in the English language are: Subscribe now! I bet producing artistic directors all over would agree with him. Please let more people discover the arts, how fun they can be, how moving, how thought provoking. And on the other side of that coin, could you please bring more quality arts and entertainment and more diversity to Southwest Florida? People dont want to spend their hard-earned money on a show thats seemingly just thrown together. They can tell when a producer cuts corners. It shows on the stage. OK, maybe not everybody has the budget to hire Equity actors. But could they at least hire the best non-Equity actors possible? Be creative with set design and staging? And could theaters stop offering the same shows over and over again, like hand-me-downs being passed along to each successive child in a family? It can be interesting from time to time to see different productions of the same show, but really, some tired old shows are making the rounds as if theyre the flu. Id love to see more people commission new work, the way Charlie Staadecker did for his wife Benitas 60th birthday, through Seattles ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) a number of years ago. The result: Beckys New Car, written by playwright Steven Dietz. Theatre Conspiracy put on a production of the play last season, and this season it played at the Herb Strauss Theatre. Its funny, creative and moving. Its a gift that keeps on giving, as companies all over put on productions and new audiences are introduced to the play. And could you please send us someone who knows classical music and opera and can write about them intelligently? He or she has to have the background, but cant be connected to any of the local groups or venues. We miss our friend and colleague Peg Longstreth Goldberg, who could write about both so well. No one could fill her shoes, but wed sure welcome someone who lives and breathes the rarefied air of the classical world. Santa, Id love to see more art movies, indie flicks and foreign films at our local movie theaters. And if you can give them better popcorn to make, that would be great as well! And I know many people here would find it appalling, but Id love to see a snowstorm for Christmas. (I remember seeing Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts a couple years ago, and for an entire half hour before the show began, white feathers slowly fell like snow against a totally black background. It was one of the most beautiful things Ive seen. And I wouldnt mind HSDC coming back to perform, either.) Im not leaving milk and cookies out for you, Santa, because Metro might think theyre for him. But milks in the refrigerator (you can never be without milk!), and I think there are still some carefully rationed Girl Scout Thin Mints in the freezer. Please be careful Metro doesnt climb into your sack of toys. (As all cats are, hes very curious.) And if you can remember two of my furry friends in your travels, my buddy Norton and my friend Annie, Id appreciate it. Theyve celebrated quite a number of Christmases for canines, and could use some health and contentment. Thanks Santa! Love, Nancy xxoo P.S. Could you please settle a debate? Some people in Florida picture your sleigh drawn by alligators, while others think its powered by flamingos. Which is it? And which movie depiction of you gets it right? nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com li gen tl y wr itt en an d we ll ir ec t e d. I want t o see th e s on, but its been so lo ng g inning to forget who the o r even what Rosie looked y ou p lease brin g us more the arts? I know Robert p roducin g artistic direc o rida Repertory Theatre, kin g ly says that his two r ds in the En gl ish la ng ua ge ibe now! I bet producing c tors all over would a g ree more p eo p le discover the u n th ey can be, how mov o ught provoking h e other side of that coin please brin g more qual d entertainment and s i ty to Southwest Flor dont want to s p end their d money on a show thats just thrown to g ether. t ell when a p r oco rn e r s It s h o w s stag e. maybe not has the bud g et Equity actors. t y s r ese t sta g l d th eofferin g ho w s o v e r ag ain, like o wns bein g g to each suc d in a family? It esti ng from time see different p ro the same show o me tired old makin g a s i f f l u. ov e r e mw ay t ad id w if e 0t h so me on e w h o li ve s an d b r ea th es the rar e fi e d air o f th e c la ss i c al w o rld S ant a, Id love to see more art movies, indie flicks and foreign films at our local movie theaters. And if you can give them better popcorn to make, that would be gr eat as well! And I know man y people here would find it appalling, but Id love t o see a s n o w s t o rm f o r C hri s tma s (I remember seei ng Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the Philhar m o ni c Ce nt e r f o r th e Art s a couple years ago, and for an e ntir e half h o ur be f o r e the show b eg an, white feathers slowly f ell like snow a g ainst a totally black back g round. It was o n e o f th e m os t be au tiful thin gs Ive seen. And I wo uldn t mind HSDC coming back to p erform, either. ) Im no t l e av in g milk and co o k ie s o ut sl e i g h d rawn b y a lli ga t ors, w hil e o th e rs think its powered by flamingos. W hi c h i s i t? A nd wh ic h mo vi e d epiction of you gets it r i gh t? N O N N
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater The Santaland Diaries Through Dec. 30 in the new ArtStage Studio Theatre at Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers. 3324488 or www.floridarep.org. Twas the Night Before Christmas By Theatre Conspiracy at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. Tickets are pay what you will. 936-3239. The Elves and the Shoemaker Through Dec. 23 at Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre, Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Miracle on 34th Street Through Dec. 25 at Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com. I 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. 20 Queen of the Keys Florida shipwreck explorer Michael Barnette presents pictures and video of his investigation of the shipwreck Queen of Nassau at 6:30 p.m. at the Collier County Museum. 3301 Tamiami Trail E. 2528476 or www.colliermuseums.com. Laugh It Up Comedian 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. tonight through Sunday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $39. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org. Classic Opera Opera Naples and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra present Tosca at 7:30 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Steffanie Pearce directs the opera; Paul Nadler conducts the orchestra. Tickets start at $119. 5971900 or www.ThePhil.org. Local Talent The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Locals Live! at 8 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Funny Guy Bob Zany performs today through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900. Friday, Dec. 21 Evening Market Stroll through the Bayfront Place Farmers Market from 4-8 p.m. tonight and Dec. 28. 649-8700 or www.bayfrontnaples.com. Nature at Night Winter Solstice is the subject of this months Corkscrew After Hours from 5:30-9 p.m. at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org. A Nice Variety Jimmy Keys brings his variety show to the Hilton Naples, complete with comedy, impressions and piano music. $65 for buffer 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. Sing along with Jenny Woodman, snack on hors doeuvres and enjoy the holiday decorations from the waterside of Marco Island. Reservations: 642-5415.Downtown Fort Myers Music The monthly Music Walk starts at 7 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Classic Oldies The Hat Boys perform from 7-9 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com. Saturday, Dec. 22 See Santa Santa stops at Waterside Shops noon to 4 p.m. Bring your camera. 598-1605 or www.watersideshops.com. 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. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com. Monday, Dec 24 Marc Vee Trio Spend Christmas Eve enjoying the sounds of the Marc Vee Trio from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Bay House. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837. Tuesday, Dec. 25 Wednesday, Dec. 26 Moonlight Paddle An Almost Full Moon Paddle with Up A Creek Kayak Tours starts at 4:30 p.m. Paddle through a pristine estuary teeming with life, watch the sunset and return by moonlight. 2936232 or www.upacreekkayak.com.Holiday Classic Moscow Ballet presents its Great Russian Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Coming up Fountainside Fun The Village on Venetian Bay hosts Dancing by the Fountain from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 27. www. venetianvillage.com. Boredom Buster Bring the kids to see a screening of Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted beginning at 1:45 p.m. at Headquarters Library. 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. 593-3511 or www. colliergov.net. Broadway Classic Fiddler on The Roof plays Dec. 29-Feb. 16 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Holiday Concert Voices of Russia, a holiday concert featuring the beauty and mysticism of Russian song, starts at 4 p.m. Dec. 30 in the art hall at the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero. A wine-and-cheese reception/fundraiser begins an hour before the concert. Performers include soprano Roza Bulat, pianist Bella Gutshtein and musicians from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. $55. 596-8404 or email@example.com. Salute to Vienna The Strauss Symphony of America presents Salute to Vienna at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Brrrrrrr! Ring in the New Year by diving in at Big Daves Annual Polar Plunge at 9 a.m. at Lowdermilk Park. After the swim, enjoy brunch provided by Fabio Pizza. $20 registration donation includes a T-shirt and benefits Drug Court Kids. 435-0939. Neapolitan Paul Arsenault signs his new book, My Journey as a Painter, from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 22 and from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 24 at Arsenault Gallery in Crayton Cove. 764 12th Ave. S. 263-1214 or www.arsenaultgallery.com. Night Lights, Naples Botanical Gardens annual celebration of the holiday season, takes place this evening through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30. Enjoy live music by Patchouli, plus a variety of activities and tasty treats from 6-8 p.m. $7 for Garden members, $15 for others. 643-7275. www.naplesgarden.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 A&E C7 available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273Nesting InstinctRattan Nesting Tables in three sizes WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO If You Can The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall presents the Broadway touring production of Catch Me If You Can Jan. 1-6. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. Community Concert The Erich Kunzel Community Concerts series continues with Antons Ensemble Soiree at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Naples Botanical Garden. 775-2800 or www.bayshorecapa.org. Barefoot in the Park By The Naples Players Jan. 9-Feb. 2 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. 701 Fifth Ave. S. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. The 39 Steps By The Marco Players Jan. 9-27 at The Marco Players Theatre. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Civil War Days South Regional Library hosts a Civil War re-enactment including camps, drills and battles from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 12-13. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or www.colliergov.net. Grand Hotel: The Musical By TheatreZone Jan. 10-20 at G&L Theatre on the campus of Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. Cluster Pluckin Bluegrass musicians of all stripes perform for the annual Cluster Pluckin (aka the Neapolitan Opry) concert beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at The Norris Center. 213-3049. I Am My Own Wife Gulfshore Playhouse presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Jan. 18-Feb. 3 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists goes on display Dec. 22-March 24 at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. Included in the exhibit are A Dream of Motion by Evgen Bavcar, top; Aberration by Bruce Hall, middle; and Key Bra by Henry Butler. 597-1900 or www.thephil.org. 239.431.6341 divasresale.com2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. #136 Naples FL 34109 naples designer divasOUR DESIGNERS ANTHROPOLOGIE | BCBG | BURBERRY CACHE | CHANEL | COACH | FENDI FREE PEOPLE | GUCCI | JIMMY CHOO JUICY COUTURE | KATE SPADE LIL Y PULITZER | LOUIS VUITTON MICHAEL KORS | TIFFANY & CO. TORY BURCH | VERA BRADLEY WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKETPlus All High-End Womens, Mens and Juniors BrandsNew Items Below Wholesale Prices! No Appt. Necessary Resale-Cash on the Spot We Buy/Consign Items in Mint Condition 12-18 Months Young 20% OFFwith this ad. Expires 11/30-12now buying and selling all fashion trendy clothing
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 C9 INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are Required Call for Cruise Times 800.776.3735 Also Ask about our Sunset Cruises,Private Parties & Charters. Full Service Barwww.PiecesofEight.com PIRATE CRUISE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY COUPON MAY BE USED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE EXP. 12/14/11 $5 OFF PIRATECRUISE FW-12 EXP. 12-31-12 PUZZLE ANSWERS Affairs. The UAC initiated the Stars in the Arts awards eight years ago. This year 48 nominations from the public were considered by a committee of past Stars in the Arts winners and community leaders. The 2013 awards will be presented Thursday, Feb. 28, at a luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. For information about tickets, call 263-8242.Past winnersIndividuals and organizations that have won the Stars in the Arts awards in the past are: Myra Daniels, Patty and Jay Baker, Olga Hirshhorn, Harriet Heithaus, Erich Kunzel, Dolph von Arx, Clyde Butcher, Andrea Clark Brown, Delores and John Sorey, Charlie Horn, Paul Arsenault, Bill Meek, Jonathan Green, Mary Margaret Gruszka, Joel Banow, Ted Tobye, Ron Bowman, Betsy and Al Harris, Jim Rideoutte, Kathy Spalding, Ron Doiron, Elaine Vreenegoor, Bette Young, Peg Longstreth, Brian Holley, Donna Fiala, Toby Blumenthal, Bert Philips, Kristen Coury, Mark Danni, Jim Cochran, William Noll, Peter Thomas, Richard Tooke, Kylen Moran, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, The Naples Players, Classic Chamber Concerts, Naples Art Association, Art League of Marco Island, Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus, Naples Music Club, Opera Naples and the Naples Concert Band. GOTTSCHALK OBRIEN LUTGERTS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 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 SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Someone might make a surprising disclosure about a trusted friend or workplace colleague. Stay cool and reserve judgment until you get more facts. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might think youve found what youve been looking for. But appearances can be deceiving. Dont act on your discovery until you know more about it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Youre no doubt anxious for that confusing situation to be cleared up. But dont press for a quick resolution or you might overlook some vital facts. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Now that your holiday distractions are easing, you need to apply yourself to getting those unfinished tasks done so you can begin a new project with a clean slate. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Its a good time for reunions with those very special people from your past. You could be pleasantly surprised by what comes to light during one of these gettogethers. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The new year gets off to an encouraging start for the Bold Bovine who takes that demanding workplace challenge by the horns and steers it in the right direction. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The clever Gemini will be quick to spot the telltale signs of workplace changes that could open up new opportunities for the right person. (And thats you, isnt it?) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Childs post-holiday letdown soon lifts as you begin to get back into your comfortable routine. Someone from your past extends a surprise bid to reconnect. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Youve been the ultimate social Lion over the holidays. Now its time to relax and recharge your energy so you can be at your best when you pounce on that new project. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A relationship could be moving in a direction you might not want to follow. Step back for a better overview of the situation. You might be surprised at what you see. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Emotions rule at the start of the week, affecting your perception about a decision. Best advice: Avoid commitments until that good Libran sense kicks back in. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A longtime friendship could take a romantic turn early in the new year. While this pleases your passionate side, your logical self might want to go slow. BORN THIS WEEK: People respect both your wisdom and your deep sense of loyalty and compassion. 012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES CONFECTION COLLECTION By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SEE ANSWERS, C9 SEE ANSWERS, C9
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 C11 OMELETTES LATTES FRESH BAKED PASTRIESNORTH NAPLES Fountain Park 7941 Airport Rd. (239) 596-8840 NAPLES CoastlandCenter 1860 Tamiami Trail N. (239) 352-8642 FT. MYERS Gulf Coast Town Center 9924 Gulf Coast Main St. (239) 466-8642www.CalistogaCafe.com FREEText CBAKE to 97063 to receive more special offers & promos! WHAT ARE YOU HAVING FOR BREAKFAST TODAY? 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.Life Of Pi (Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Rafe Spall) Teenager Pi (Sharma) is trapped with a Bengal tiger while lost on a lifeboat in the Pacific. The 3D is breathtaking, and the story comes together nicely in the end. Next to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, this is one of director Ang Lees (Brokeback Mountain) best. Rated PG.Is it worth $10? NoPeter Jackson sure has nerve. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a prequel to Mr. Jacksons Lord of the Rings trilogy, begins with dwarves sitting around a dinner table saying, Hey, we need to get to Erebor to reclaim our home. Fine. But after 170 minutes, the film ends with the dwarves barely close enough to see a far-off view of Erebor. Why does Mr. Jackson have to draw this out so much? With the Rings trilogy, which was based on three J.R.R. Tolkien books, it made sense for the director to do this. But The Hobbit is only one (albeit dense) Tolkien book that doesnt lend itself well to three movies, as is Mr. Jacksons intention (roughly 125 pages of appendices will also help pad things out). Worse, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey feels unnecessarily long. Perhaps because all the Rings movies were nearly three hours, Mr. Jackson felt compelled to repeat the length, but there are far too many scenes that you genuinely fear will never end. Dwarves eating dinner and singing two (!) songs, trolls chatting by a campfire, a kooky wizard (Sylvester McCoy) with racing rabbits and Bilbo (Ian Holm) hanging out with his nephew Frodo (Elijah Wood) are but a few examples of moments that shouldve been edited thoroughly. This is a three-hour movie that makes us feel were being forced to watch the extended edition. The Bilbo/Frodo scenes do serve one purpose: They set up the flashback to 60 years earlier in which Gandalf (Ian McKellen) tricks Bilbo (Martin Freeman) into hosting a dinner party for 13 dwarves. The dwarves need someone to help sneak them into Erebor so they can slay the mighty dragon thats taken their land. Bilbo agrees to go for reasons that are never explained. Thorin (Richard Armitage), the dwarf leader, doubts Bilbo at every turn, and even Bilbo agrees with him. The premise is notably similar to Fellowship of the Ring, and the connections to the Rings trilogy dont end there. Elves Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Elrond (Hugo Weaving) appear, as do Saruman (Christopher Lee) and, after two hours, Gollum (Andy Serkis). Along with the aforementioned Gandalf, older Bilbo and Frodo, they all bring a familiarity to The Hobbit that makes it enjoyable to return to Middle Earth. Aside from this inherent curiosity, the only other reason to see The Hobbit is if you can find a theater showing it in 48 frames per second. Here, briefly, is what that means and why you should care: The standard for normal, realistic motion on screen is 24 frames per second. Seeing it in 48 fps means the picture will have twice as much visual detail and clarity. Images are clearer, crisper, bolder and more dynamic. Best of all, fast-moving action scenes never blur, allowing for a vivid, clean image throughout. There can be moments in which it seems like characters are moving a bit fast, and the hyper-realistic nature of calmer moments takes some getting used to, but once your eyes adjust youll realize youve never seen anything that looks quite this good. Sadly, though, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is more visually impressive than it is a storytelling triumph. Its a movie to see, however, if youre eager to embrace the future of filmmaking, as this no doubt is the first step in getting us there. LATEST FILMSThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey a a A o f i danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> The second part of the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is slated to open on Dec. 13, 2013.VIGNETTESBY KELLIUNIQUE FURNISHINGS, ACCESSORIES AND INTERIOR DESIGN.GRAND RE-OPENING OF OUR NEWLY REMODELED SHOWROOMLIC #IB26001333 ASID #77859 NCIDQ CERTIFIED SHOWROOM LOCATION 944 5TH AVE. NORTH NAPLES, FL 239.403.4181 WWW.KELLIINTERIORDESIGN.COM A DIVISION OFACCESSORY SALE 20% OFF Monday Friday 10 to 6 Saturday 10 to 4 or by appointment
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thing already covered in the first part. However, the book is designed so that readers can enter it halfway through, at the guest perspective, if thats their paramount need. They wont notice the repetition, because they will have (temporarily, at least) skipped over the host section. Either way, one might argue that on these matters, repetition is helpful. The technique of the book is simple enough: lists, lists and more lists, with kernels of advice usually elaborated by brief discussions and often made more vivid by colorful narratives of real or imagined situations. The authors list of 12 attributes for being a great guest includes things that are fairly obvious, like A Great Guest Is Grateful, to ones that are quite a bit more subtle, like A Great Guest Is Respectful of Boundaries. Having styled herself as the Visit Wizard, Ms. Bertone exploits her moniker with graphically prominent Visit Wizard Tips. Heres an example of one of those pithy nuggets in the guest section: Remember that your hosts actually live where you are visiting, so dont make them late for reservations or when taking you to their friends home. So has Ms. Bertone thought of everything? Id bet on it. Theres even a bonus chapter on hosting pets. This lively, thoughtful howto manual is extremely reader friendly and, given its design and production qualities, a very good value. It is a useful, even necessary, book for just about anyone, and it could be an excellent gift as well. Im going to keep a copy prominently placed in my guest room. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 C13 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs | 239.390.3187 Across from the Shipwww.angelinasofbonitasprings.comLike me on Facebook: AngelinasRistorante | Follow me on Twitter @AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian.Locally Owned and Operated.Rare Italian White truffles... returning to my place for a limited time. Three course dinner $159*Experience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant.*Plus tax & gratuity. Individual courses may be purchasedPurchase $100 or more in gift cards receive 20% back in bonus cards. Order online or on the phone! LIKE US. FOLLOW US. SCAN US.WATERSIDESHOPS.COM WATERSIDESHOPS -CELEBRATE-THE HOLIDAYS THE I DECIDE GIFT CARD An I Decide Gift Card puts the decision in their hands. Gift cards are available at the Management Office or online at watersideshops.com. This American Express gift card can be used throughout Waterside Shops and at all Forbes Shopping Centers.SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWNSaturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23 | 12PM 4PMMeet Santa and as our guest, your child will receive a special gift for coming.HOLIDAY HOURSDec. 1 | 10am 7pm Dec. 2 | 11am 6pm Dec. 3 8 | 10am 8pm Dec. 9 | 11am 6pm Dec. 10 14 | 10am 8pm Dec. 15 | 10am 9pm Dec. 16 | 11am 7pm Dec. 17 22 | 10am 9pm Dec. 23 | 11am 7pm Dec. 24 | 9am 5pm Closed Christmas Day Dec. 26 | 8am 8pm Dec. 27 29 | 10am 8pm Dec. 30 | 11am 7pm Dec. 31 | 10am 5pm Jan. 1 | 12pm 6pm Restaurant and Department Store hours may vary.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 North Naples United Methodist Church 6000 Goodlette Road Naples, FL 34109(239) 593-7600 www.northnaplesumc.comChristmas Eve Your Home for the Holidays Services:* Childcare for infants and toddlers available.1:00 pm Communion & Carols Service Chapel 3:00 pm Families w/Pre-School Children Sanctuary* 4:15 pm Families w/Elementary Children Sanctuary* 6:00 pm Readings, Communion & Carols Service Sanctuary 8:00 pm Contemporary Candlelight & Communion Service Sanctuary 11:00 pm Traditional Candlelight & Communion Service Sanctuary Santa Claus has changed in appearance throughout the centuries. At first he was St. Nicolas, a tall, thin man with a beard. In 1823, the famous poem The Night Before Christmas was published. It describes a jolly little man who was small enough to slide down a chimney. Early Santa figures usually walked with a bag full of toys, but by the 1850s, he was riding in a sleigh. Reindeer pulled the sleigh in snowy countries, flying through the air or running on wooded trails. As the legend of Santa Claus bringing toys at Christmas spread worldwide, Santas sleigh changed to suit different cultures and weather. A child in a tropical climate probably wouldnt recognize a sleigh or reindeer. Vintage pictures, figures, candy containers and even ornaments can be found with Santa riding more modern vehicles. Horses replaced reindeer. Airplanes, trains, cars and even airships replaced sleigh and reindeer. Toys are carried in a bag or box. There are even candy containers shaped like a baby elephant with a large Santa riding on his back. Some containers, known as nodders, depict an elephant with a head that bobs up and down. They are favorites of Christmas collectors. The nodders, most made in Germany in the 1930s, sell for about $700. Q: I have a tapered jar with printing on the bottom that has to be read from the inside out. It says No. 72, Pat. in U.S., Dec. 22, 1903, July 17, 1906, M 29. Its 4 inches high, 2 inches wide at the top and 2 inches wide at the bottom. The top is grooved, as though it was meant to screw into something. A: Your jar was part of an old Arcade wall-mounted coffee grinder. There were three parts to the grinder. A different glass jar at the top held the coffee beans and the middle part ground them. The ground coffee emptied into your jar, which screwed into the bottom of the grinder. We found the answer by checking the patent numbers. Q: My husband has a colorful menu for the 1941 Christmas dinner for U.S. Marines and Navy seamen stationed on Wake Island. What is it worth and how should we sell it? A: Christmas dinner never took place on Wake Island in 1941 because Japanese forces captured the island on Dec. 23. Americans who survived the December battles for the Pacific island, a U.S. territory, were taken prisoner. At least one other copy of your menu has been sold online. You could offer it through an auction that sells historic Americana KOVELS: ANTIQUES Sleighs, planes and elephants: Santas modes of transport vary h f n 1 o t terryKOVELnews@floridaweekly.com
and military memorabilia. Several auction houses in the country specialize in that field. Many are listed in the directory link under Free Resources on our website, Kovels.com. Q: I have inherited a unique combination dining table/pool table from my great-grandmother. She must have purchased it in 1902 or because I found a 1903 magazine ad for the table among her papers. The table, made by the Combination Billiard Manufacturing Co., has five heavy hand-carved legs and is 7 feet long. The ad says this particular style sold for $125, but that other styles were available for $30 to $150. I had the cloth restored and I have the dining table top and the triangle for the balls. But I dont have the cues or balls. Can you tell me more, including the tables value today? A: Around the turn of the 20th century, pool was enjoying a popularity boom among both men and women. During the same era, furniture manufacturers were becoming excessively creative in combining pieces of furniture. Pooltable beds, pool-table bookcase desks and pool dining table combinations were on the market. The Combination Billiard Manufacturing Co. of Indianapolis sold combinations like yours during the first decade of the 20th century. An Arts and Crafts model made by the same company at about the same time was up for bid at a fall Rago auction in Vineland, N.J. Presale estimate was $1,500 to $2,000. Tip: Some people say you should shine the chrome on your 1940s toaster with club soda or lemon juice. Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style & Sophistication Resale! Consignment! Trade!Anne Taylor | BCBG | Chanel | DVF French Connection | Gucci Jimmy Choo Louis Vuitton Michael Antonio Theory | True Religion Sanctuary | Versace White House Black Marketand many more!At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples(239) 596-5044www.truefashionistasresale.com $5.00OFFa Purchase of $20Expires 12/31/12 FW $10.00OFFa Purchase of $50Expires 12/31/12 FW NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 A&E C15 A Holiday Celebration, Garden-StyleEach night the Garden comes to life, aglow with magical lighting vignettes to celebrate the Holidays! Live musical performances and festive sweets and treats. This is the perfect opportunity to see the Garden at night and celebrate with your family and friends.Night LightsDecember 13-23 & 26-30, 6 8 p.m. Special Day & Night Pass: Day & Night Pass Prices Adults $20 / Kids (4-14) $9 Night Lights Admission: $7 for Adult Members / $3 for Member Children $15 for Adult Non-Members / $5 for Non-Member THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Visit us online for event details www.naplesgarden.org 239.643.7275 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112 COURTESY PHOTO This Santas face and hands are made of a composition material. Santa holds a fir tree, and the elephants head and tail nod. The 8-inch toy sold for $720 at a Dan Morphy auction in Denver, Pa., this past September. 239-598-FIRE (3473) www.agavenaples.com Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Beach Road Locally Owned and Operated @HotSpotNaples Agave Southwest Grill Agave is Bigger & Better! Bigger Portions! Better Value! Lunch starting at $7.50. Dinner starting at $14.50 2012 UNIQUE CUISINE FROM AMERICAS SOUTHWEST... Three course dinner for two, only $69! Any one appetizer, any 2 entrees, any 2 desserts plus a bottle of wine to share or 2 margaritas each. (More than $100 value) *Plus tax & gratuity REAL WOOD FIRED. TEQUILA INSPIRED. OVER 200 TEQUILAS, LARGEST SELECTION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FREE WIFI
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 *Call or visit our showroom for details. Limit one offer per person. 12/31/2012 Call (239) 649-2275 for reservations. www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, FL 34102 e Bes Eent Ae o b Water Rint i b Nen Year o b Water!8:30pm-12:30am $175 plus tax This year, show your Santa you REALLY care with Real BBQ & Great Ribs! Visit the Rib City in Your Neighborhood Today! Find a Location & View Our Menu at www.ribcity.com Buy $50 in Gift Cards and Get $10 Bucks Back OR Buy $100 in Gift Cards and Get $20 Bucks Back!Happy holidays from historic Palm CottageAs is its longstanding tradition, the Naples Historical Society has decorated Naples oldest house the cir ca 1895 Palm Cottage, for the Christmas season. Residents and visitors are invited to step back in time for an old-fashioned holiday experience. Showcased this year at Christmas at Palm Cottage is an exhibit of American cut glass on loan from Neapolitans Barbara and Bill Meek. Dozens of items hint at times gone by, including a fanciful vinaigrette that dates to 1886. Younger women typically carried vinaigrettes, which held smelling salts, as a fashion statement and a symbol of wealth. Also on display are recent additions to the historical societys permanent collection, including three large William Henry paintings originally commissioned by one of Naples early bankers, Mamie Tooke. Historic Palm Cottage is at 137 12th Ave. S., one block east of the Naples Pier. Through Dec. 29, Christmas at Palm Cottage is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday. Admission is $6 per person (free for ages 10 and younger). No reservations are necessary. For more information, call 261-8164 or visit www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 YEARSEVE2013GUIDENEWFireworks at the Naples Pier Beginning around 7:30 p.m. Free. New Years Eve on Third Street South Party atmosphere all along Third Street South. Free. 434-6533; www.thirdstreetsouth.com Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South Live entertainment every evening. Free. Dec. 28: Radio Flyer, 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 29: The Derek Trenholm Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 30: The Steve Farst Trio, 7-10 p.m. Dec. 31: Jerry Pellegrino, 8 p.m.-midnight Philharmonic Center for the Arts 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. 597-1900; www.thephil.org Ring in the New Year at the Phil beginning at 9 p.m. with The Gershwin Concert Experience, a multimedia show featuring new arrangements and rarely seen items from the Gershwin family archives. Concert only tickets start at $79; concert plus reception tickets are from $115. AZN Asian Cuisine Mercato 593-8818; www.aznrestraunt.com Serving the regular menu or your choice of two fixed menus ($50 or $100 per person) until 11 p.m. Agave Southwestern Grill 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road 598-3473; www.AgaveNaples.com New Years Day buffet brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a Bloody Maria/ Mary and draught beer bar for $32 (plus tax and gratuity) per person, or buffet only for $25 (plus tax and gratuity) per person. Bamboo Caf 755 12th Ave. S. 643-6177; www.bamboocafefrenchhomecooking.com Four-course menu with champagne toast, party favors, live entertainment. $92 per person. Call for reservations. Bistro Soleil 100 Palm St., Marco Island 389-0981 New Years Eve dinner with live entertainment. $55 per person. Call for reservations. Blue Martini Mercato 591-2583; www.bluemartinilounge.com A Great Gatsby/Roaring 0s theme is the order of the night with live entertainment starting at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress in period attire. Burn by Rocky Patel 9110 Strada Place 653-9013; www.burnbyrockypatel.com Call for New Years Eve details and reservations. Captain Briens Off the Hook Comedy Club 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island 389-6900; www.captbriens.com New Years Eve dinner and show with Bert Kreischer. 6 p.m., $65 per person; 9 p.m., $95, plus tax and gratuity. Includes dinner and show, with champagne toast at the late show. Chez Boet 755 12th Ave. South 643-6177; www.ChezBoetNaples.com New Years Eve features a four-course prix fixe menu with a glass of champagne. Call for reservations. Cruise Naples Tin City 263-4949; www.CruiseNaplesFlorida. com Fireworks cruise aboard the Double Sunshine sets sail at 6:30 p.m. $65 for adults, $55 for ages 12 and younger. The English Pub 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727; www.naplesenglishpub.com New Years Eve from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Allyou-can-eat prime rib and seafood buffet, plus free wine through dinner, party favors, dancing, champagne toast at midnight. $29.95. Reservations required. Flemings Prime Steakhouse 8595 U.S. 41 N. 598-2424; www.flemingssteakhouse. com Friday, Dec. 28, through Monday, Dec. 31, enjoy special entrees, appetizer and dessert in addition to the regular menu; also, Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut served from magnum bottles all night long each evening. Gordons on the River Naples Harbour 213-1441 Enjoy food, drink, merriment and music by the jazz piano and saxophone due of Doc Booth & Jennifer Mazziotti beginning at 7:30 p.m. $80 per person includes a caviar and champagne reception followed by a five-course dinner. Freds Food, Fun & Spirits 2700 Immokalee Road 431-7928 The Gladesmen perform on New Years Eve. $5 cover per person, with food and drink specials all night. Hilton Naples 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Featuring the Beatles Express tribute band, a four-course filet mignon dinner, open bar, champagne toast, party favors, dancing and ball drop for $150 per person. 659-3174 for reservations. Also, Shulas at the hotel is serving a special four-course dinner from 5:30 p.m. to midnight for $65 per person, with the regular menu also available. Reservations required. Call 430-4999. The Little Bar & Restaurant 205 Harbor Place, Goodland Marco Island 394-5663; www.littlebarrestaurant.com 6 p.m., live entertainment with the Raiford Starke Band. Regular menu and a champagne toast at midnight. M Waterfront Grille The Village on Venetian Bay 263-4421; www.mwaterfrontgrille.com 8 p.m.-midnight, live jazz 4:30-5:45 p.m., holiday ala carte menu 6:15-11 p.m., prix fixe menu with four courses for $85 per person. The Marco Princess Marco River Marina 642-5415; www.themarcoprincess.com Choose from a New Years Eve buffet lunch ($33.95), sunset cocktail cruise ($48.95) or late-night dinner cruise from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ($125). The Naples Grande Beach Resort 475 Seagate Drive 254-5600; www.naplesgranderesort. com 7-11 p.m., New Years Eve dinner in the Vista Ballroom, $149 per person. The Naples Princess 550 Port O Call Way 649-2275; www.naplesprincesscruises. com Several cruises offered on New Years Eve for a gala celebration with an open bar, hors doeuvres and plated dinner, live entertainment, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar 1585 Pine Ridge Road 592-0050; www.noodlescafe.com For New Years Eve from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., full dinner menu and a champagne toast at midnight. Live entertainment and a DJ. The Real Macaw 3275 Bayshore Drive 732-1188; www.therealmacawnaples. com Live entertainment with Mike Brookshire. Pre fixe menu available. Call for reservations. The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort 280 V anderbilt B each Road 598-6644; www.ritzcarlton.com The Grill, holiday menu and live entertainment, with seatings from 5-6:30 p.m. ($160 per person) and 8-10 p.m. ($250 per person, includes champagne toast). Call for reservations. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort 2600 Tiburon Drive 598-6644 New Years Eve: Lemona is offering an a la carte menu and champagne toast from 6-10 p.m. New Years Day: Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ($99 for adults, $49 for children). Roys 475 Bayfront Place, Naples 261-1416 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs 498-7697 www.roysrestaurant.com Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu on New Years Eve. Call for reservations. Sale e Pepe Marco Beach Ocean Resort Marco Island 393-1600; www.sale-e-pepe.com New Years Eve dinner ($89 per person) New Years Day brunch ($45 for adults, $22.50 for ages 3-12) Sea Salt 1186 Third St. S. 434-7258; www.seasaltnaples.com Special five-course New Years Eve celebration menu, champagne toast and live entertainment for $175 per person. Seminole Casino 506 First St., Immokalee (800) 218-0007 $35,000 in prize giveaways throughout the night, which has a Casablanca theme; free drinks in the casino from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and a New Years countdown, party favors, special menus and a midnight breakfast. Stoneys Steakhouse 403 Bayfront Place 435-9353; www.stoneyssteakhouse.com Call for New Years Eve menu, seating times and reservations. Vergina 700 Fifth Ave. S. 659-7008; www.verginarestaurant.com 5 p.m., New Years Eve first seating, $60; 7:30 p.m., New Years Eve second seating, including champagne toast and party favors, $120. Live entertainment. Reservations required. NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS >> Call ahead. Plans are subject to change, space is limited, and reservation books ll up fast. >> If you have too much to drink on New Years Eve, take advantage of the free Tow and Go program sponsored by AAA and beer companies. Theyll pick up your car and take you home, too free of charge. Call or have your bartender or a sober friend dial 1-800-AAAHELP.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 Beachside Dining. 1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North | 239.403.2000 | EdgewaterNaples.com Admire the breathtaking sunsets and indulge Wednesday through Sunday in a three-course prix xe menu designed to delight the senses, all with your toes in the warm, white sand. For reservations, please call 239.403.2000.Reservations required. Dinner service begins 30 minutes prior to sunset. YEARSEVE2013GUIDENEWIf youre a patron of the arts, you can probably think of no better way to welcome the New Year than by celebrating the arts in the presence of like-minded others. And if youre in Southwest Florida, youre in luck, because there are a variety of performances to attend, from Saturday, Dec. 30 (the eve of New Years Eve), to New Years Day. You can see a play, attend a musical, peruse an art festival or enjoy an orchestra. You can even have one last holiday hurrah by watching The Nutcracker or listening to a vocal quartet sing Christmas tunes. Here are some options to consider: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 29-30 The second annual Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival takes place at the shopping center on U.S. 41 in Estero. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, visitors can admire and purchase the work of hundreds of artists in every medium, from paintings and photographs to one-of-a-kind jewelry, ceramics, life-sized sculptures and more. Admission is free.Sunday, Dec. 30 The Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota at 3 and 7 p.m. The ballet companys 20th anniversary production includes a Christmas tree that grows seven stories tall, 40 top Russian dancers, 200 lavish costumes, nine hand-painted backdrops and falling snow. Tickets are $122, $88, $68, $48 and $28. Call (941) 955-7676. Attending Salute to Vienna is a New Years tradition for many. The Strauss Symphony of America, conducted by Imre Kollar, returns for its 14th season to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers at 7:30 p.m. It features soprano Patricia Nessy and tenor Wolfgang Gratschmaier, both of Vienna. Dancers from the Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers will also perform. Based on Viennas famous Neujahrskonzert, the program includes polkas, operetta excerpts from Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow, and of course, Strauss waltzes. Tickets are $75, $65, $50 and $40. Call 481-4849. The annual New Years Eve gala at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts is always eagerly awaited. The black-tie event is the official start of season at the venue. This years Here to Stay: The Gershwin Concert Experience, features the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra with David Snyder conducting and Kevin Cole on piano. Broadway singer Nikki Daniels and dancer Danny Gardner also join them. Expect to hear many Gershwin favorites, including Summertime, Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm, Lets Call the Whole Thing Off and many more. The concert begins at 9 p.m. and is followed by a champagne/jazz reception. Tickets are $79-$89. Call 597-1111. Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers presents Fiddler on the Roof with celebratory extras including hats, noisemakers and a champagne toast. Dinner service begins at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. Call 2784422 or visit www.broadwaypalm.com. The Santaland Diaries, playing at ArtStage Studio Theatre at the Florida Repertory Theatre in downtown Fort Myers, has been extended one more day for a special New Years Eve performance at 8 p.m. Based on David Sedaris fictionalized essay about his time as an elf at Macys in New York City, Jason Parrish plays Mr. Sedaris and his elf alter-ego, Crumpet. Tickets are $25. Call 332-4488.Have an artful New YearRing in 2013 by attending a show or shopping at an art festivalBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com The Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 www.mwaterfrontgrille.com 239.263.442141 to Park Shore a the Village on Venetian Bay WATERFRONT GRILLE HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4-61/2 OFF ALL DRINS IN THE M LOUNGE WINE ON WEDNESDAYS 4-7* LIVE JAZZ * TASTINGS * 1/2 OFF ALL COCKTAILS & WINE * DISCOUNTED APPS *SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH10:30 3 A LA CARTE MENU ALFRESCO DINING YAPPY HOUREVERY SATURDAY FOR YOUR PETS COMPLIMENTARY DOG TREATS *A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE NAPLES HUMANE SOCIETY ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE...EVERYTHING ELSE IS INCLUDED FOR YOUR New Years Celebration!Dancing Open Bar Party Favors Champagne Toast Surprise Appearance 4-Course Filet Mignon Dinner Tickets $150 plus tax per personContact Liz Sanders for Reservatons 239-659-3174 or email@example.com From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.Enjoy veterans from the casts of Beatlemania, Legends in Concert and Disneys British Invasion at Epcot. A Beatles tribute band will play classic songs, including requests, and will keep you dancing all night! YEARSEVE2013GUIDENEW Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings at Sanibels Herb Strauss Theater stars a vocal quartet that returns from heaven to perform holiday classics such as Carol of the Bells, Let it Snow, Ill Be Home For Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells and more. The 8 p.m. performance on New Years Eve, the closing night of the show, will feature a champagne reception. Tickets are $42 ($20 for ages 17 and younger.) Call 472-6862. Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Years Day The Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can opens at the Mann Hall in Fort Myers and runs through Jan. 6. Its based on the 2002 movie of the same name, which was based on the autobiography of con man Frank Abagnale Jr. As a teen, Mr. Abagnale runs away from home. He lives the high life, posing as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, getting by on his charm and millions of dollars in forged checks. The book is by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), the score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack OBrien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). Tickets are $79-$89. Call 481-4849. Or you can catch Sister Act at the Phil in Naples, which also runs Jan. 1-6. This musical is based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg as a Vegas nightclub singer who witnesses a crime. For her own safety, she chooses the mostly unlikely place theyd think to look for her: a convent. Tarea Campbell plays Ms. Goldbergs role, and two original cast members reprise their Broadway roles: Kingsley Leggs as Curtis Jackson and Lael Van Devren as Mother Superior.Tickets are $85-$89. Call 597-1111. And Florida Rep starts the new year with previews of the American classic The Little Foxes on the main stage in the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. As timely today as it was in 1940, the drama by Lillian Hellman is the tale of family greed and intrigue. The show runs through Jan. 26 Preview tickets Jan. 1-3 are $25. Call 3324488. COURTESY PHOTOSCatch Me If You Can is coming to the Barbara B. Mann Hall from Jan. 1-6. The Santaland Diaries Sister Act
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 SOCIETY National Art Encounter opening reception at The von LeibigWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 John Cadawallader with Art and Sharon David 2 Phyllis White and Betty Cioffi 3 Joe Chambers and Jack OBrien 4. Loretta Miller and Lou Vlasho 5. Marianne Dodge and Gabriela Goertz 6. Georgia Weaver and Jeanie Oelerich 7. Sheridan Wright and Lee MilewskiMovie time at Silverspot with the Naples International Film FestivalMARLA OTTENSTEIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Jeanne and Leland Burton, Don Drury, Lynn and David Ladd 2 Zach Franklin, Tim Savage and Don Drury 3 John and Sydney Oberle 4. Mel and Leslie Springman with Lea and Michael Bendes 5. Ellen Goldberg and Shannon Franklin 6. Nancy Kaplan and Estelle Price 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 1 2 3 4 5 6
The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and co N n use to hel c a n o n t h e P a r a M Th e B like us on facebook Naples Art Association presents Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 5-6, 2013 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SPONSORS Costco, Russells Clambake, Naples Daily News, WAVV 101.1, Happenings A&E Magazine, Lite 93.7, Florida Weekly, WGCU Public Media17th AnnualDowntown N a p les N e w Y ears Y Y WAF A rt F airMore than 200 artists in all media! Free Admission! A cooperative effort funded in part by the Collier County Tourist Development Tax. SATURDAY ONLY! Along Park St. & inside The von Liebig Art Center g Saturdays 1 st (239) 262-6517 NaplesArt.orgArtists L to R: Dimmer, Richmond, ORourke PAST REPASTSCoast, Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples; 403-2181 This chic, modern restaurant has substance as well as style. In just nine dishes, the entre list ranges from the simple, family-friendly appeal of a burger with sea salt fries to the hearty comfort of a roasted chicken stuffed with goat cheese and leeks to the sophistication of beef tenderloin medallions with red wine demi-glace. Coastal comfort dishes such as shrimp and grits are as dazzling as globe-spanning creations like Moroccan-spiced lamb meatballs and diver scallops with an Asian flair. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2012Coconut Jack's Waterfront Grille, 5370 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 676-7777 A lovely water view paired with good food is a rarity around here, but Coconut Jack's manages to deliver. Chef Jon Venuto gives calamari a fresh taste by pairing it with a lemon-garlic-banana pepper sauce. Hot voodoo wings were perfectly crisp, and the (grilled) scallop basket and the mambo mahi tacos with cilantro salsa and Key lime aoili were terrific. The meal ended with a fittingly tropical dessert of coconut sorbet with strawberry-mango salsa. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2011Gordons on the River, 475 North Road, Naples; 213-1441 Gordons is the upstairs and upscale neighbor to Naples Harbour Yacht Clubs more casual Jacks River Bar,. Both the food and the hospitality were noteworthy. Seafood and steak dishes were impressively prepared and accompanied by two vegetables a rarity these days, especially at steakhouses. The house-made desserts will tempt you even if youve already had your fill. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed March 2012Noodle Saigon, 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Naples; 598-9400 For an inexpensive but excellent Vietnamese feast, head straight to Noodle Saigon. The 12-page menu might be intimidating at first, but the friendly servers are happy to help newcomers sort through it. On my most recent visit, I enjoyed savory asparagus crabmeat soup, shrimp paste on sugar cane, steamed rice crepe with grilled pork, shrimp summer rolls, clams with black bean sauce and the restaurants heavenly version of rare beef pho. For dessert, a tasty mix of mashed avocado, sweetened condensed milk, ice, lime, sugar and mint was a great end to a terrific meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2011 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 Chez PASFIParkinson Association of Southwest Florida, Inc. (PASFI) Fi h Annual Fashion LuncheonSaturday, January 19, 2013Elevenirty a.m. Naples Sailing and Yacht Club 896 River Point Drive, Naples Tickets $75.00Fashions by: Petunias of Naples Drapers & Damons Proceeds to bene t local programs and services provided to persons with Parkinson Disease and their care partners through PASFI.Sponsorships AvailableFor reservations or further information call the PASFI o ce at 417-3465 or go on-line www.pas .org
RESERVATIONS REQUIREDLunch: Tue.-Sat. 12pm till 3pm Dinner: Daily 5:pm till closed 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 659-7008VerginaRestaurant.com Be part of... THE BEST NEW YEARS EVE PARTY in Naples, with MELVIN & GLORIA LIVE till 2:00am MAKE A RESERVATION NOW!Vergina is open for Dinner... Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and January 1st NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 20-26, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 CUISINEFlippers food and view worth the trek to Lovers KeyWheres a good place to eat by the water? is one of the questions that still flummoxes me after almost 25 years of living and dining in Southwest Florida. People think theres an easy answer, but there isnt. In fact, the query raises more questions: How much do you want to spend? Are you looking for a quick bite or a memorable dinner? How far are you willing to drive? Do you want to get dressed up or go as you are? Are you willing to wait an hour or more for a table with a breath-taking view? People end up looking at you as if youve tried to employ Newtonian calculus to figure out a 20 percent tip. There are multiple correct answers to Wheres a good place to eat by the water? and one of them is Flippers on the Bay at Lovers Key Resort. If you are willing to drive the length of Fort Myers Beach and cross one more bridge or motor up from Bonita Beach Road across Big Hickory Island Flippers will reward you with a gorgeous Estero Bay view and delicious food. (Boaters can simply tie up at the dock behind the resort; kayakers can even pull up on a short stretch of sand.) The atmosphere is island casual, and the menu offers a remarkably affordable range for light and heartier appetites. Executive Chef Juan Cruz trained (survived?) for four years each with Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller, so be assured that Flippers is serious about its food. We did not have to wait for a table last Saturday evening, when we arrived early enough to enjoy the view of boats and birds whizzing by from our aerie in the second-story restaurant. A soft breeze soothed the stress of Christmas shopping and schlepping to this remote location, and a musician on steel drum added live pizzazz to recorded reggae music. No dolphin sightings on this visit, but Ive heard they are common. Like most resort restaurants, Flippers offers fruity specialty drinks. I decided to start with a Huckleberry Fin ($7.50). Served in a Mason jar, the electric-blue cocktail contained 44 Degrees North Mountain Huckleberry vodka, lemonade, pineapple juice and a handful of fresh blueberries. It was decidedly sweet but definitely had a kick. The waiter said the wine list is in flux, so its hard to predict what youll find. My companions wanted a bottle of merlot, and the waiter brought Bogle ($30), a fine, widely available and versatile choice. For appetizers, we opted for one Florida staple and one that should be. Coconut shrimp ($10.90) are a culinary clich in these parts, but in Chef Cruzs hands they are once again exciting. The four jumbo shrimp we re butter flied, hand-battered and fried to a crunchy crisp without overcooking the interior. The shredded coconut created a pleasing texture without adding too much sweetness, and a concentrated mango reduction added intense fruit with a tinge of heat. The Black Island Clam Cakes ($7.90) were three fluffy orbs studded with strips of tender clam that were crisply fried and topped with a dollop of house-made tartar sauce. They were a nice change from crab cakes, which you see in practically every restaurant these days (including Flippers). Its hard to know how service is when Flippers is busier than it was during our visit. Our courses were well timed, and our server clearly took his job more seriously than most of the young servers you encounter at the average casual crab shack. If $20-$30 entrees are not in your budget, Flippers offers an array of sandwiches from under-$10 wraps to a $14.90 lobster roll, all of which include fries or chips and cole slaw or fruit. The childrens menu is limited to three pretty standard items. Main courses are a mix of seafood and meat dishes, and we sampled some of each. The Bohemian grouper ($31.90 market price) is worth splurging on. Panseared, the fish had a nice crust but remained quite moist within. Although it was garnished with pineapple salsa and lemon beurre blanc, the grouper wasnt overwhelmed by the double-teaming. It was served on a mound of mashed ripe plantains that would have benefited from more seasoning but were fine. Equally delicious were pan-seared diver sea scallops ($29.90) with sauted spinach and garlic mashed potatoes. The shellfish were huge and succulent, nicely bronzed and laced with a delightful honey-orange beurre blanc. Worth every penny. As a seafood alternative, the double pork chop with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus ($26.90) makes an excellent choice. The thick chop was perfectly grilled and juicy through and through, with a Basil Haydens Bourbon maple glaze that launched its heady aroma in the air as soon as the plate was set down. Caramelized pears made for an inspired variation on the usual pork-and-apple pairing. Save room for house-made desserts such as a cakey-rich chocolate souffle ($6.90) or exemplary creme brulee ($6.90). You wont regret the indulgence. In fact, there is likely nothing you will regret about a visit to Flippers on the Bay except the fact that eventually you will have to leave. DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY The chef at Flippers elevates even ordinary food such as pork chops. drewSTERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com Flippers on the Bay, Lovers Key Resort>> Hours: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (breakfast, lunch and dinner are served) >> Reservations: Not accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $7.90-$12.90; sandwiches and entrees, $4.90-$29.90. >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Seafood >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Large attached lot >> Website: www. ippersotb.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 8771 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach; 765-1040 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Save room for a decadent chocolate souffl. An exemplary crme brulee.
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