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PAGE 1 Vol. V, No. 38 FREE WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 OPINION A4 PROFILES IN PARADISE A6 HEALTHY LIVING A14 PETS A18 BUSINESS MEETINGS B4 REAL ESTATE B8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 PUZZLES C10 ANTIQUES C14 BRIDGE C16 SAVE THE DATE C18 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. INSIDE Garden center a go$500,000 grant paves the way for $15 million project at Naples Botanical Garden. A7 Opera at The von LiebigAn evening with Opera Naples, and more fun around town. C20-21 Musical lessonsShrek: The Musical teaches about diversity, acceptance. C1 Adults may never have heard of candyflavored tobacco products, but their kids or grandkids have. Theyre kind of invisible except to kids, said Dr. Mary Bonnette, chairwoman of the Tobacco-Free Lee Coalition. Many youngsters are aware these products are readily available and come in all sorts of flavors. Smells like grape soda, said Melissa Peacock, tobacco prevention specialist with the Charlotte County Health Department. Tastes like grape soda. But these invisible products that taste like grape soda or watermelon or blueberry candy or sour apple or chocolate are infused with something else nicotine. The candy makes the tobacco more palatable to young tastes. These products are not cigarettes. They include items such as chew, dip and snuff. The product line includes dissolvable tobacco pellets called orbs. ThenSEE TOBACCO, A11 BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent TOBACCOFREEFLORIDA.COM An e ve ni ng and more fun a C20-21 Rock n rollers reelin in the years with a passion that never wanes Deb SalyerDeb & The Dynamics Vito AmeruosoTAT2 Rick RussellThe Juice Activists work to curb candy-flavored tobacco use Crowd fundingEntrepreneurs look online to find financial support. B1

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 2777 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34103 239.261.home(4663) Shop Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm Closed Sundays in JulyCLIVE DANIELHOME CD July 4this a day for family, friends and country! Clive Daniel Home willclose for the day so all of us can celebrate this most American of holidays! [ ] local. American. exceptional. COMMENTARYWeapon of mass construction A story lives only in the moment, a moment dressed in the past. Soon that story becomes history, where it carries on for as long as we can remember and act, translating new stories. For that reason, the story of our Republic, like the story of a person, does not necessarily begin on its birthday on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia. Instead, it begins about 2,600 years earlier, when the Greek poet Homer first describes homophrosune in The Odyssey, a concept expanded by Aristotle. Washed up on a beach at the knees of Nausica, Odysseus asks the gods to give her a husband and a household, and togethermindedness graced with virtuefor nothing higher or more noble exists than man and woman directing their household with community of mind and feeling. Then, the wily adventurer concludes, the greatest joy will be theirs in knowing friendships grace. I learned this in Rhode Island last week while listening to my nephew, Nick Romeo, a writer and classicist. He was toasting his sister, Lia, and her husband, Dan Ostrach, at their wedding. Nick translated the word homophrosune (pronounced homo-frosoon-ae) to mean together-minded. Like-minded people, he said, may hold the same opinions. But people who remain together-minded in the most elegant Greek sense can disagree deeply, while taking pleasure in the exchange of ideas. They gain strength from such a sharing, which is what a good marriage ultimately requires for survival and longevity. Although Nick has never been married, that may be the single wisest sentiment Ive ever heard decanted for newlyweds. As advice or revelation, it can carry the weight of a nation, too. Shortly after the wedding, I drove with my family and friends to the rural New England home of military historian and replicator Mark Hilliard, an expert in the uniforms, habits and weapons of early America. Mr. Hilliard supports his ongoing research as head of Heart of Oak Historical Services by outfitting film and TV productions, reenactors, national parks, and museums to recreate historic moments. He invited us to fire a .75 caliber musket with fixed bayonet, a reproduction of a type used during the Revolution. Meanwhile, his father, the novelist and playwright Dr. Robert Hilliard, now 88, looked on silently. Dr. Hilliard, a combat veteran of World War II who carried an M-1 carbine (.30 caliber) in action, was wounded more than once as a 19-year-old at the Battle of the Bulge, and after. All of it set me to thinking about American weapons, or more precisely, about American strength and American stories. On the countrys climactic birthday 237 years ago this week in Philadelphia, the temperature never climbed above a cool 76 degrees, according to records kept by Thomas Jefferson. Which was probably lucky for the aromatically sensitive. A group of wealthy old white men, no doubt sweating like hell and smelly from the political heat alone, had gathered in a brick building now called Independence Hall to ratify a declaration not much longer than this column. Preposterously, they married themselves to the notion that once-and-future folk from New England to the Carolinas should be accorded the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, no matter how hardscrabble. Their insistence depended not just on muskets and their own bonhomie, but on the homophrosune of us, their progeny. The demand was unprecedented and outrageous in the eyes of the British crown. Besides, blood had already been shed over the issue beginning 15 months earlier, on April 19, 1775. That happened in a seven-mile stretch of clear-cut farm fields punctuated by trees and stone walls stretching from Lexington to the old North Bridge at Concord, in eastern Massachusetts. After visiting the Hilliards, I drove there with my family there where the new Republic began in earnest. British troops had marched out from Boston, shot a few resistors on the green in Lexington at 5:30 in the morning, then marched over to Concord to find a cache of weapons. At about 9:30 a.m., a larger force of Americans they were well-trained farmers, artisans and merchants met them at the narrow bridge and stopped them cold when they tried to come across. Outnumbered, the British lost three men there and many more in their subsequent retreat back to Boston. The powerful words of four authors who later lived around Concord all inscribed on monuments or plaques near the North Bridge put the events of that day and future ones into perspective. By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag to Aprils breeze unfurled, here once the embattled farmers stood, and fired the shot heard round the world, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. They came three thousand miles and died, to keep the past upon its throne, observed James Russell Lowell, describing the sharp sting of loss in a lost cause, for the red coats. Louisa May Alcott, who lived a quartermile from the North Bridge and wrote prolifically until her death a century after the Revolution, called for a second revolution this one for the rights of women. Her plea is inscribed near the words of Henry David Thoreau, acknowledging (like she did) the great weakness of the Declaration of Independence: its hypocrisy. The problem would be remedied by future generations. Do we call this the land of the free? Thoreau asked in 1854. What is it to be free of King George and continue (as) the slaves of King Prejudice? What is it to be born free and not to live free? What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom? Is it a freedom to be slaves or a freedom to be free of which we boast? That such writers can be celebrated as patriot-critics on July 4, 2013 that together we can debate and answer their questions or any others about our country speaks not just to muskets, rifles or bombs in defense of freedom, but to homophrosune. Whatever form it takes, our own together-mindedness is the greatest weapon of mass construction ever invented.

PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsKaren Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Athena Ponushis Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Maureen Sullivan-Hartung Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Nick Bear Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerPenny Kennedy pkennedy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan Cori Higgins Aron Hubers Sales and Marketing AssistantCarolyn AhoBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson 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 2013 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 and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONRace preferences rumble onThe entrenched regime of racial preferences in American academia is a fit subject for study by the nations top psychiatrists. Its never OK to discriminate on the basis of race in American life, except when it is. Schools lionize the 1964 Civil Rights Act in their classrooms, and then violate it in their admissions offices. This system is bad for the moral fiber of academic institutions, bad for the ideal of race blindness in America, and bad, the latest research suggests, for the minorities supposedly benefiting. It is good only for salving the guilty, race-obsessed consciences of university administrators and appeasing the PC gods and the usual interest groups.The Supreme Court decided to let the dinosaur keep roaming the Earth, although it tightened up the standards in its 7-1 ruling. The court said that racial discrimination is permissible in fostering educational diversity, but schools have to prove that such discrimination is narr owly t ailored.In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, Strict scrutiny does not permit a court to accept a schools assertion that its admissions process uses race in a permissible way without closely examining how the process works in practice. No, it will require a careful judicial inquiry. In other words, if you are wondering if a given school meets the Supreme Court-approved standard, theres an easy way to find out sue and spend years trying to find out. The answer, by the way, will probably change the next time the Supreme Court deigns to hear the issue. In the real world, there is little doubt that racial preferences are a failure.Large racial preferences backfire against many and, perhaps, most recipients, Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor Jr. write in their book Mismatch, to the point that they learn less and are likely to be less self-confident than had they gone to less competitive but still quite good schools. They note that even though blacks are more likely to enter college than are whites with similar backgrounds, they will usually get much lower grades, rank toward the bottom of the class, and far more often drop out.When racial preferences were ended in California by referendum in 1996, disaster was supposed to ensue. The New York Times reports that enrollment of blacks and Hispanics in the University of California system dipped slightly from 4 percent and 15 percent; now the numbers are 4 percent and 25 percent. The state university has begun to reach down into middle schools to find promising students minority and nonminority alike and work to ensure that they are better prepared. This is affirmative action worthy of the name, based on improving students rather than checking a box. It has begun to dawn on liberals that preferences are a clumsy and ineffectual social tool. In a New York Times column titled The Liberals Against Affirmative Action, David Leonhardt notes research showing that preferences dont really help the poor. In effect, he writes, poor and middle-income students are rejected, while others with the same scores and grades legacies, athletes and minorities, often from privileged backgrounds are admitted. Still, racial preferences rumble on, immune to logic or law. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly The Supreme Court makes history: Two steps forward, one step backThe U.S. Supreme Court announced three historic 5-4 decisions the week of June 24. In the first, a core component of the Voting Rights Act was gutted, enabling Southern states to enact regressive voting laws that will likely disenfranchise the ever-growing number of voters of color. The second pair of cases threw out the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, the legal travesty that defined marriage in federal law as only between a man and a woman, and effectively overturned Californias Prop 8, which bans samesex marriage. For those who struggle for equality and civil rights, these three decisions mark one brutal defeat and two stunning victories. What the court did ... is stab the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in its very heart, Georgia Congressman John Lewis said of the June 25 decision. It is a major setback. We may not have people being beaten today. Maybe theyre not being denied the right to participate or to register to vote. Theyre not being chased by police dogs or trampled by horses. But in the 11 states of the old Confederacy, and even in some of the states outside of the South, theres been a systematic, deliberate attempt to take us back to another period. Lewis is the 73-year-old dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. As a young man, he led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and was the youngest speaker to address the March on Washington 50 years ago. He recently recalled a signal moment in that struggle, appearing on the Democracy Now! news hour: On March 7, 1965, a group of us attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to dramatize to the nation that people wanted to register to vote. ... In Selma, Alabama, in 1965, only 2.1 percent of blacks of voting age were registered to vote. The only place you could attempt to register was to go down to the courthouse. You had to pass a so-called literacy test. And they would tell people over and over again that they didnt or couldnt pass the literacy test. What happened to those marchers as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge into Selma has entered the canon of American protest history. Lewis continued: We got to the top of the bridge. We saw a sea of blue Alabama state troopers and we continued to walk. We came within hearing distance of the state troopers ... you saw these guys putting on their gas masks. They came toward us, beating us with nightsticks and bullwhips, trampling us with horses. I was hit in the head by a state trooper with a nightstick. I had a concussion at the bridge. My legs went out from under me. I felt like I was going to die. I thought I saw Death. Lewis had his head bashed in, and was one of 17 seriously injured that day. He recovered and continued the struggle. Months later, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. Throughout his career, John Lewis has forged a solid record of fighting for civil rights not just for AfricanAmericans, but for all who suffer discrimination. Which brings us to the second key decision from the Supreme Court. The court ruled unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act, which federally defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Backing that up was another 5-4 decision that essentially overturns Californias notorious Prop 8, which banned same-sex marriage. Soon, it will be legal for gay and lesbian couples to marry in the most populous state in the country. Back when DOMA was being debated in 1996, with President Bill Clinton championing it and with bipartisan support in Congress, John Lewis spoke out against it with the same passion he showed in the struggle for voting rights. Lewis said then, on the floor of the House: This bill is a slap in the face of the Declaration of Independence. It denies gay men and women the right of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Marriage is a basic human right. You cannot tell people they cannot fall in love. I will not turn my back on another American. I will not oppress my fellow human being. I fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. After the DOMA decision, he reiterated, Its better to love than to hate. For John Lewis, human rights cannot be compromised, they are indivisible. Following his lead, people should channel the joy they feel for the marriage equality victories today to a renewed struggle for voting rights, for equality for all. 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 co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller.


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With your help we are keeping our community healthy by supporting the programs and services of the Healthcare Network. Funding helps provide reliable, affordable and sustainable healthcare for an average of 45,000 people in Southwest Florida; 32,000 of whom are children who depend on us for their primary care. Visit us online or call today to get involvedPROVIDING QUALITY HEALTHCARE FOR ALL SINCE 1977 together we can keep our community healthy | 239.658.3113 HONORING LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY AND INNOVATIONCOLLIER COUNTY NOMINATE OUR REGIONS BEST!The Partnership for Colliers Future Economy, in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, invites you to nd, honor and recognize our local best businesses in the ALL-NEW 2013 Excellence in Industry Awards.Enter your favorite local companies and organizations small and large, new and old, for-pro t and non-pro t in our bold new array of categories. Nominations are now being accepted at Visit The Partnership for Colliers Future Economy webpage where you can download the 2013 Nomination Form. HURRY! YOU MUST ENTER BY AUGUST 2ND.For questions, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cotrenia Hood at 239-403-2914 or Event design and materials by Wilson Creative Group, Inc. The Partnershipfor Colliers Future Economy NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 In the days following Sept. 11, 2001, Naples artist Rick Kelley found himself at his easel creating what would become one of the most important and impactful series of art in his career. The piece, On Freedoms Wing, would be the beginning of his American Freedom Series. Frustrated like most Americans with the cruelty that had been bestowed on his country, Rick felt he had to do something. The seemingly simple search to buy a flag for display at his house became an exhaustive ordeal; all stores were sold out of Old Glory. When Ricks wife suggested that he paint a flag, he poured out On Freedoms Wing. Usually I have in my mind what I am going to paint before I start, but with this piece everything seemed to come automatically. It was like something divine was guiding my hand as I was painting, the artist recalls. And when he finished painting the flag in the mountain, he adds, I knew I had truly created something special. He decided to make prints to sell and would donate 10 percent of all sales to the American Red Cross Liberty Disaster Relief Fund.I knew I would sell a few prints that would make for a small donation, he says. Hes still shocked that four months after completing the painting, he was able to present a check for $40,000 to the cause. Im so glad I could help out, he says.Among those who proudly display On Freedoms Wing in their homes are actor Joe Montagna and Maj. Gen. Joe Engle. In 2003, Rick presented former President George Bush Sr. with a Master Edition canvas of the painting. Two years later, he met the former president in his Houston office to present him with Master Editions of Reflections of Freedom and Libertys Flight, the remaining pieces of the American Freedom Series. Rick began his quest to be an artist out of a love for nature when he was just 10 years old. He continued to paint through his studies at Eastern Montana University and in 1980 began painting full-time as a professional. Rick paints from his emotions and creates images that depict the beauty and mood of nature. An avid outdoorsman and naturalist, he donates much of his artwork to conservation fundraising efforts and other charitable organizations. His newest project entails giving Southwest Florida families of fallen soldiers of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq their choice of one of the three prints in his American Freedom Series. Find out more by calling him at (800) 949-4945 or by visiting Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at c p a J bobHARDEN e-mail: PROFILES IN PARADISEArtist guided by divine hand in creating patriotic series Talking points with Rick KelleyMentor: My high school art teacher, John Grengs. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be an artist. First job: At 14, I was a dishwasher at an Italian restaurant in Minnesota. One thing on your bucket list: Scuba diving for lost treasure with my son Adam. Next vacation destination: White sh, Mont., in August. Skill or talent you wish you had: I would have liked to play professional hockey or baseball. I was good at both, but I pursued my art instead. What makes you laugh: My children. They also make me cry tears of joy. Advice for kids: Love everyone and pray for your enemies Guilty pleasures: I dont have any yet. Something youll never understand: Wow. So many things: How people can take from each other knowing that a greater satisfaction comes from giving. How the dignity of human life has become minimized to a point that our wants are more important than doing whats right. Pet peeve: When someone leaves the cap off the toothpaste. What are you most proud of? My children, watching them grow in faith, values and morals. What the Paradise Coast really needs: More industry to help lessen the tax burden of its citizens. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: Saltwater shing. What you miss about the Paradise Coast when youre away: My kids, and the warmth when I do shows up north for too long. COURTESY PHOTO Rick Kelly standing in front of his On Freedoms Wing painting.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 A7 Construction begins next month on new visitor center at the GardenNaples Botanical Garden has received a $500,000 grant from the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, to help with construction of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center. Groundbreaking by general contractor Manhattan Construction for the $15 million project is planned for early August. Designed by Texas-based Lake/Flato Architects, the center will be surrounded by new garden vignettes designed by famed landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Set to open in the fall of 2014, the center will increase the Gardens capacity for educational exhibits, programs and other events. The caf, ticketing and retail spaces also will be enhanced. Site preparation is under way and includes the relocation of many palms and trees and the addition of construction fencing. The Garden remains open for visitors, however. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. For the latest construction information, visit Before school starts, its time to collect necessary suppliesSummer is in full swing, but area businesses and nonprofit organizations are beginning to collect school supplies for children to take back to the classroom come fall. According to the website for Collier County Public Schools, more than 63 percent of local students (more than 27,500 children) qualify for free and reduced-priced lunch. No doubt those childrens families cannot afford basic school supplies. Among the most-needed items are: glue sticks, crayons and markers, index cards, pens and pencils, erasers, paper (lined and also plain paper for printers), two-pocket folders, spiral notebooks, binders and rulers. Fifth Third Bank locations throughout Collier County are collecting supplies that will be distributed through the schools. To find the closest Fifth Third location, visit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children hopes to collect and fill 500 backpacks with back-to-school supplies to give to children of Shelter clients throughout the school year. In addition to the items above, the Shelter welcomes backpacks and lunch boxes, Kleenex and hand sanitizers, gift cards to Walmart, Target and Payless Shoes and new school clothing. Donations for the Shelter can be dropped off at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Ave., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 775-3862 or visit 1892 Trade Center Way Naples, Fl 34109 Ph:(239)596-8282 Fax:(239)513-9055 www.alohanaples.comOur 25th Year in Naples *New Construction *Renovations Specialist *Heat Pumps (From $2695.00)*Salt Systems (From $29.95 a month)*Add Spa to Your Pool (From $9,995.00)*New LED Lights *Weekly Pool Cleaning (From $70.00 a month)*Child Safety Fence (From $19.95 per ft) Before After After Before Ex rience : Sterling silver charms from $25*Good while supplies last, limit one per customer. Charms shown on bracelet are sold separately. See our store for details.Receive a PANDORA single strand leather bracelet (a $40 USD retail value) with your PANDORA purchase of $100 or more.* MERCATO

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 Rock n rollers reelin in the years with a passion that never wanes Ms. Salyer, the front woman, lead singer and bass slinger of Deb & the Dynamics, no longer drinks Jagermeister. She drinks vodka (less fattening, she says). And she spends more money on her hair and facials than she does on music equipment. Its tough getting older in a young world, she says. As she ages, her voice gets lower and lower, like Etta James, and she has to find different ways to sing the songs shes always sung. Thats what happens when you get old, she says. Your ears get bigger and your voice gets lower. Mick Jagger might be back on tour, but hes not singing five nights a week, she quips, finishing off her vodka-splash-of-cranberry before stepping up to the mike in the corner of a Fort Myers Beach tiki bar. In black jeans, studded boots and a white V-neck under a white buttondown, unbuttoned, Ms. Salyer looks like a real rock star. She runs her fingers up and down her bass guitar and starts to play the blues. When her rasp-worn voice chimes in, it sounds more wise than weathered. She kicks up her leg. She shakes her head. She raises her eyebrows. She struts and she smiles, looking just good-girl and bad-girl enough. A fan whirring at the base of the microphone stand turns her untamed reddish curls into wild, Vanity-Fairphoto-worthy, rock-star hair. Ms. Salyer plays to a crowd of retirees who have been working on their retired tans. Women in sundresses, still flaunting toe rings. Men wearing Aloha shirts, still smoking cigarettes. A biker walks in, eight rubber bands lined down his ponytail. He looks around the joint and nods his head in approval. A waitress boogies down at the drink station. Ms. Salyer sings to them all. We are Deb and the Dynamixxxxxxxx, she stretches out. Were here til 9, she tells them, cause in Florida, we all go to bed by 10. Then she introduces her aging rock n roll nemesis: This is Robert McGee, the song. The crowd hears her intensifying rasp: Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin for a train/And Is feelin nearly faded as my jeans The crowds loving it. Dancing at their tables. Running their hands over their arms to warm the shivers from her singing. Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose She transports them back to that time when they were free spirits, young lovers running together, until the world tore them apart to be heartbroken on their own. Replace Bobby McGee with Ms. Salyers lifelong rock n roll dream the one she skipped out on college for, jumping in a van with an all-girl band to drive coast-to-coast, shred her bass and wear spandex and suddenly, the lyrics take on new meaning. You know feelin good was good enough for me/Good enough for me (and my rock n roll dream). Yeah, yeah. With life and love and rock n roll not living up to the super-star expectations of her childhood, Ms. Salyer, now 48, still sings: Hes lookin for that home and I hope he finds it, for ambition does not age, even when the road brings you nothing. Nothing. Thats all that Bobby left me, yeah. Ms. Salyer might not have made much of a name for herself beyond Southwest Florida, but shes made a living. With her arms outstretched, she beseeches the crowd, Cmon. Help me sing it, La la la, la la la la, la la la, la la la la. The band breaks into a jam session. The 80-year-old saxophone player picks up the tambourine. The 19-year-old drummer hides his wide eyes behind sunglasses. Ms. Salyer inhales a big breath before the cocaine bump of the song: Lord, Im calling my lover! Calling my man! I said Im calling my lover just the best I can! Cmon. Her neck veins pulsing, throbbing, she strains, Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGee! Yeah! Whew!A Peter Pan professionMs. Salyer doesnt have a day job. Her nights play out exactly as one would think: She rocks out, throws back a couple of cocktails, gets paid and goes home. Her fans are called Deb-heads. Other aging rockers in Southwest Florida quit the band way back when to go to school. But they circled back, not quite able or willing to shake rock n roll. Now they play gigs in Naples, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda until midnight and wake up the next morning to go play bankers, doctors, lawyers again. These rockers have grandchildren. But being in a band gives them some kind of Fountain of Youth elixir. Physically they might change, their fingers might not be as nimble, but their ambition stays the same: to be a rock star. And in that way, rock n roll proves to be a Peter Pan profession. When you play the music you grew up to, it carries you back to that part of you that does not change. These rockers used to play for the dream; now some play to prove theyre not the stereotype. Professionals you would never suspect, dressing in ways you would never expect them to dress, are out to prove that they can rock. To them, its not about the money; its about being good enough to be in a band. We make choices, I guess, based on the talents that we perceive ourselves to have. And if youre not confident in your talent, then you probably dont make that choice, says Bob Sizemore, a private wealth advisor at FineMark National Bank & Trust who rocks out as the rhythm guitarist for the band Redemption. Mr. Sizemores mother bought him his first electric guitar at Sears & Roebuck when he was 13. Apparently, she didnt know enough about electric guitars to know that he also needed an amplifier. His uncle, an electronics repairman, rigged it up to the familys Curtis Mathes stereo. The young teen played his guitar around the house for a couple of years, but gave it up as he grew more interested in playing baseball and chasing girls. He didnt play a guitar again until he turned 50. His son had gone away to college, and Mr. Sizemore was cleaning out the boys closet when he came across the DEB SALYER HAS BELTED OUT ME AND BOBBY MCGEE MORE TIMES THAN JANIS JOPLIN EVER sang it. Shes been singing it on stage ever since she was a teenager, entertaining her daddys request. But when she wants to sing it now, she knows shed better do it during her first set. If she waits until the second set, the song will be too rough on her voice. She wont even attempt Piece of My Heart anymore.BY ATHENA PONUSHIS ATHENA PONUSHIS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Dave Neuser works at ABC-7 and performs with the band Redemption.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 NEWS A9 electric guitar and amp he had bought for him. He plugged it in and started playing around with it. He recalls thinking, You know, Im making enough money now, I could have a decent guitar if I wanted one. So he went straight to the music store and bought an Ovation Celebrity 12-string acoustic/electric guitar. Mr. Sizemore played at home for seven years. He was working at Merrill Lynch at the time. Turned out one of his work buddies played the guitar, too. And another played the drums. They formed a group quickly enough to play the Merrill Lynch holiday party out at Cabbage Key. We started playing and it was like everybody was shocked, he says. Everybody we worked with was shocked that we had any talent at all, I guess. The group stayed together long enough to play that one gig. Plenty of tryouts and breakups later, Mr. Sizemore, 57, has learned the toughest part about being in a band is staying together. It took him four or five years, but Mr. Sizemore found a group that gelled. In 2011, Redemption played its first gig at Micelis Restaurant on Pine Island. It was pouring down rain and the band worried no one would show. The night proved to be standing room only. By the time they had played 10 songs, the manager had booked the band to come back. Ive gotten beyond proving anything, Mr. Sizemore says of playing in a rock n roll band. I do think its a really good stress reliever. Its a way to let it all hang out dress like you never would dress at work, wear a fedora and dark sunglasses and pretend youre something that youre really not. I think its just an opportunity to do something you never thought you would do. He cant help but draw parallels between his own background and that of one of his idols, Tom Petty: He was born in 1950, small town, poor family same as me, only he did not have the options I had. I was academically smart. I had baseball talent. I dont think he VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYDeb & The DynamicsSEE ROCKERS, A10 Richie Ianuzzi of The Juice We make choices, I guess, based on the talents that we perceive ourselves to have. And if youre not confident in your talent, then you probably dont make that choice. Bob Sizemore, a private wealth advisor at FineMark National Bank & Trust who rocks out as the rhythm guitarist for the band Redemption Bob Sizemore at FineMark by day and rocking with the band Redemption by night.ATHENA PONUSHIS / FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 liked school. He didnt have any physical talent, so (playing rock n roll) was all he knew how to do. And thank God he did what he did I was too practical, I guess, and looked at what could I earn. Redemption lead guitarist Dave Neuser, 56, also works as the master control chief operator for ABC-7. He went down the school path at his fork in the rock n roll road, too. Mr. Neuser joined his first band, The Foreign Affairs, when he was 12. That was before Foreigner, so we were onto something there, he says. Although he started out on drums, the lure of guitar playing stole him away. Heightened by influences including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, lead guitar became the dream. Oh, yeah. Its still my dream, he says. I figure we all want to be rock stars deep down. But its just so tough. You have to be with a bunch of good guys and you have to write some really good music to make it in the business. Up in New York, Mr. Neuser was in a band and in college at the same time. They were playing out, they had a chic singer, things were swell. But Mr. Neuser wasnt coming home til 3 a.m. when he had an 8 a.m. class. I couldnt do it, he says. I had to quit the band. He knows its tough to second guess yourself, but Mr. Neuser will always wonder, What would have happened if we stuck together? Playing with Redemption, Mr. Neuser says hes in it for the long haul now. Being the central part of everybody having a good time, seeing people dancing and laughing and cheering theres nothing like it, he says. Youre the one responsible for that moment. Portrait of a RockerRichie Ianuzzi, drummer for the blues band The Juice, looks like a rocker. He has the scruff, the swagger and the style. Now 57, he played his first gig at age 14 for some Toronto firefighters on New Years Eve. He made $300 that night. He thought he was on his way to the moon. As soon as he graduated high school, he hit the road with his band, Trigger Ledge. They toured for five years. They got a recording contract (he still has the reel-to-reel tapes of the first time the band was recorded). I saw this band taking off, Mr. Ianuzzi says. We were booked with the same agency as The Guess Who and Rush. We were on the bottom of the roster but I thought we were going to be rock stars, Canadian rock stars. We had a manager. We had a stylist come in and an image consultant and the whole bit. It was happening so fast They were grooming us I thought we were going to take off. But egos got in the way. The band broke up. Mr. Ianuzzi thought his life was over. Then he enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After years of playing in bands and producing bands, recording radio jingles and documentary film scores, Mr. Ianuzzi moved to Southwest Florida in 1989. He started the Naples Institute of Music for students who wanted to learn to play contemporary or classical music, as well as good old rock n rock. He scored a gig at a bar in downtown Fort Myers by telling the owner a little white lie: He handed the man a cassette tape and said it was his group which it was, except the group was back in Boston. You have this band here? the bar owner questioned. Yeah, Mr. Ianuzzi fibbed. Then he scurried to put together a blues band. Calling themselves The Mambo Brothers, they recorded a radio spot: Tonight at the Brick Bar: The Mambo Brothers. One night only. The gig went on for years, then some of the guys b utted heads. When Mr. Ianuzzi finally split from the band, he says, he cried for a couple of months and then formed The Juice. No ego problems, he says of his band made up of medical professionals, a mother, a schoolteacher and a couple of professional musicians. We only play a couple of times a month because of everybodys schedule, but we can go three months without playing together, come back and the bands on fire. Its like riding a bike, or like a friend that you havent seen in 20 years but when you see them it feels like you just saw them yesterday. Its that kind of thing. The Juice features a lineup of well known local musicians, including Lynn Richardson, Joe Connors, Larry Hobbs, Ernie Cantu, Doug Simonds and Rick Russell. The band has opened for Tower of Power and shared the stage with Ziggy Marley & the Wailers. Mr. Ianuzzi says he could have pursued greater ambitions, he could have gone to California and tried to further his dreams as a drummer, but he had a family and that was his responsibility. He worked in construction and in restaurants by day and played music for $100 to $200 a night. He thought he could make a living, and he did make a living. His children grew up going into clubs with the band, ordering Shirley Temples with extra cherries. Now two of them are at university on music scholarships. What are you going to do at this point in your life? I still think theres something, I still think theres good stuff to come, he says. Mr. Ianuzzis music has moved from his dream to his solace to his therapy. The minute I start playing music, I forget everything else, he says. Ill never stop playing music. Never, never I want to die on my drum stool. Thats the way I want to go.Brushes with fameAs far as rock n roll goes, bass player Vito Ameruoso, 53, hangs on tight to this sentiment: Dont stop til youre dead. Chase the dream! The Port Charlotte resident, who looks as Italian as his name, grew up playing in a band with his three brothers. They called themselves Ameruoso, which he has tattooed on his left wrist, same side as his heart. When Ozzy Osbourne lost Randy Rhoads to a plane crash, he wanted one of Mr. Ameruosos brothers to play for him. When David Lee Roth left Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen wanted the same Ameruoso brother to play for him. So did David Lee Roth. He said no, he couldnt do it, we had hit records happening, Mr. Ameruoso remembers. If he was to leave us, we would not have had what we had going on. We had two hit records on the Top 20 Billboard. Mr. Ameruoso has been ever so close to fame. He worked with Bob Williams, family to Hank; Jay Black of Jay & the Americans; and Billy Joel. He toured with Joan Jett. He and his brothers sold out The Rainbow Room in New York City and The Whiskey on Hollywoods Sunset Strip. They racked up a gold and a platinum record. I say this lightly because we became friends later on, but we could have been Jon Bon Jovis band, says Mr. Ameruoso, reminiscing on the day he and his brothers auditioned to be featured on a compilation album. Up-and-coming Bon Jovi went to the same tryout. He was a solo guy, hiring musicians. Runaway made the album. Ameruoso did not. Thinking of all the days it just didnt work out for him, thinking of all the days he got so close, Mr. Ameruoso says, You go to bed. If youre disappointed, you leave it to chance. The next day you wake up. Youre ready to chase your life. The trains leaving, theres no waiting. Hook your arm on and lets go, because todays a new chance, a different chance to chase the same dream. When his band broke up, his family broke up. Mr. Ameruoso moved down to Port Charlotte and did not play music for eight years. I was so disheartened, he says. People have their fall from fame. Youve heard it in songs, youve heard about it: What goes up must come down. If you come down and you come down gracefully, you can live with that. We didnt come down gracefully. So Mr. Ameruoso decided to get back up. Mr. Ameruoso now makes up one half of the duo TAT2. His partner Geoff Schmith plays guitar. Both men sing. Last March, they auditioned for The Voice, singing a Bon Jovi number. When we hit the chorus, the whole place was echoing. Whoa, livin on a prayer, singing with us, he says. The crowd loved it, but TAT2s rendition didnt work for the NBC powers that be that day. The ballad does, however, bring applause and tips when they perform on the waterfront of Fort Myers Beach. The two deliver the classic Bon Jovi tune in a more acoustic way, holding out the notes and bending their backs as they play their guitars with emotion. Substitute romantic love with the ageless love of rock n roll, and again the lyrics take on new meaning: Whoa, were halfway there/Whoa, livin on a prayer. ROCKERSFrom page 9VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe JuiceVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYVito Ameruoso and Geoff Schmith of TAT2 I say this lightly because we became friends later on, but we could have been Jon Bon Jovis band. Vito Ameruoso, TAT2


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 A13 Sieging cheatersAs many as 50 exam monitors were forced to take cover at a high school in Zhongxiang, China, in June, fending off outraged students (and some parents) who hurled insults and stones at them after the monitors blocked cheating schemes on the all-important national gaokao exams. (It was siege warfare, and eventually hundreds of police responded, according to a dispatch in The Daily Telegraph of London.) Metal detectors had found secret transmitters and contraband cellphones used by groups beaming in exam answers from outside. Independent proctors had been assigned because of longstanding suspicions that the schools own proctors routinely enabled cheating (with results such as the 99 identical papers submitted in one subject on the previous years exam). Said one student (in the mob of about 2,000), noting how widespread cheating is nationally, There is no fairness if you do not let us cheat, Things people believe Sheriffs and government deedrecorders in several states have reported annoying attempts recently by Moorish American nationals to confiscate temporarily vacant houses (often mansions), moving in without inhibition, changing the locks, and partying joyously based on made-up documents full of gobbledygook and stilted legalese granting them sovereignty beyond the reach of law-enforcement. There is a venerable Moorish Temple Science of America, but these trespassers in Florida, Maryland, Tennessee, and other states are from fanciful offshoots that demand reparations (usually in gold) for ChristopherColumbus-era Europeans having stolen their land. A North Carolina police investigator told The Washington Post in March that every state is experiencing the Moorish American invasion. Britains Anomalous Mind Management Abductee Contactee Helpline is the nations weirdest support group, wrote the Daily Mirror in June, providing a range of services to victims of kidnapping by extraterrestrials and other haunting incidents to about 1,500 people a year, according to co-founder Miles Johnston. AMMACH uses an ordinary wall-stud detector to locate bodily implants and employs magnetic field meters and mineral lamps to identify signatures left on a skins atoms by visits to another dimensional reality, Mr. Johnston explained. We are under the threat of termination as a species if we do not get this sorted out. Cliches comes to life Among the character witnesses in May at the New York City sex-trafficking trial of alleged pimp Vincent George Jr., 33, and his father were three of the younger mans ladies, who praised him unconditionally to the jury as a good father to the children they bore for him and as the person responsible for helping them kick their drug habits. Heather Keith, 28, and Danielle Geissler, 31, referred to each other as Vincent Jr.s wife-in-law. Ms. Geissler admitted that George (Daddy) slapped her around a bit, explaining that they both slapped each other around sometimes but never over work or staying in the (prostitution) life. (Three weeks later, the Georges were acquitted of sex trafficking, although convicted of moneylaundering.) Oops!Tim Blackburn, 50, fell off a ladder in Stockton-on-Tees, England, in 2007, and shattered his arm so badly that doctors had to remove four inches of bone and attach a metal scaffold around his arm that took six years to heal completely (and then only because of help from a cuttingedge ultrasound procedure). In May 2013, one day after he got a clean bill of health, Mr. Blackburn tripped over his dog and tumbled down the stairs in his home, and his arm snapped like a twig, he said. Bright ideas Technology companies are making great strides in odor-detection robots, valuable in identifying subtle scents ranging from contaminants in beer b rewing to cancerous tumors in the body. And then there is CrazyLabo in Fukuoka, Japan, which is marketing two personal-hygiene robots, available for special occasions such as parties, according to a May BBC News report. One detector, shaped as a womans kissable head, tests breath odor and responds (e.g., smells like citrus; theres an emergency taking place). The other, resembling a dog, checks a persons feet and can either cuddle up to the subject (no odor) or appear to pass out. The local council in Brunete, Spain, near Madrid, has seen a radical drop in unscooped dog droppings after employing volunteers to find the names of derelict dogs. They then matched the dog with the towns dog registrations to obtain the owners addresses, then mailed them packages containing their dogs business (terming it lost property). PerspectiveElementary school teacher Carie Charlesworth was fired recently by Holy Trinity School near San Diego, Calif. with the only reason given that her ex-husband has threatened to kill her. After a January weekend in which Ms. Charlesworth was forced to call police three times because of the threats, the husband had shown up the next day in Holy Trinitys parking lot to see her, provoking officials to immediately put the school in lockdown. In a termination letter, officials noted that Ms. Charlesworths students are constantly at risk from the ex-husband, that her restraining order against him is obviously not a deterrent, and that they thus cannot allow her to continue her career at the school, according to a report by San Diegos KNSD-TV. (Battered-women support groups, of course, were horrified at the schools decision.) 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Almost half attempt to quit on their own but fail without the benefit of some kind of nicotine replacement program. A free class for smokers who want to kick the habit is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Hazelden, the nonprofit addiction treatment center at 950 Sixth Ave. N. Class facilitator is behavioral health coach Eliseo Rangel, a statecertified tobacco treatment specialist. To sign up or for more information, call Theresa Feller at Hazelden, 6592367, or e-mail Need for blood donors remainsDonations of blood slow to a trickle during the summer months in Southwest Florida, but the need for blood of all types does not. Donors are urged to take the time to donate at the Community Blood Center or its bloodmobile. The center is on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza Building at 311 Ninth St. N., next to the NCH parking garage. Complimentary valet parking is offered for all blood donors. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. In Bonita Springs, the CBC bloodmobile makes a regular visit to the parking lot at Sunshine Plaza on the second Monday of the month. Look for it next from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8. Here are some additional stops for the bloodmobile coming up: Friday-Saturday, July 5-6: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Sembler Plaza, corner of Airport Road and Naples Boulevard (donors get a complimentary movie pass). Monday, July 8: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunshine Plaza, Bonita Springs. Thursday, July 11: 3-5 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria, Naples. Friday, July 12: 7-11 a.m. at Riviera Golf Estates near the recreation center. Friday, July 12: 1-3 p.m. at the Naples Municpal Airport. Sunday, July 14: 8 a.m. to noon at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Donors can safely give blood every 56 days. The minimum age to give blood is 16 (parental consent required). Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, should eat and be well hydrated prior to giving blood and must present photo ID. For more information, call 624-4120 or visit Book outlines a lively program for spiritual detox and renewal BY PHIL JASONFlorida Weekly Book CriticDancing in Rhythm with the Universe, by Barbara Miller. Barbara & Company. 186 pages. $14.95 trade paperback. Most self-help books offer ideas that arent really new. The value of a motivational guide has to do with presentation. Organization, accessibility and authority can lead to a successful presentation of familiar concepts. The authors voice and the ways in which the author engages the reader are also determining factors. On all these issues, Barbara Millers 0 Steps to Choreographing Your Best Life is strikingly effective. Shell make her primary readers women who seek encouragement and the tools to empowerment actually pay attention so that her advice, although familiar enough, can now sink in. Ms. Miller, who has lived and worked in Naples for many years, is concerned with women who have lost the keys to selfesteem, who have repeated unsuccessful patterns in their relationships and reached, inevitably, stasis and despair. Tempted to interpret their predicament as caused by outer circumstances and other people, they have to learn how to take responsibility for their lives and their happiness. The author carefully leads them back into themselves to convince them they have always had and neglected the tools to live the lives of their dreams. The missing ingredient has been gaining control of the knowledge, skills and tools, and then developing them further. Ms. Miller does not allow her reader simply to accept blame for her unhappiness. Blame is not really the issue, and wallowing in it means looking backward. However, the past cannot be changed. Meaningful, strategic commitments in the present, confidently put into action, can create a successful future. Mantras help. Thoughts and language make a difference on the road to action, accomplishment and well being. Through the books 10 chapters, the author develops the dance metaphor by breaking her counsel into bite-sized portions. The chapters are not truly steps (well, perhaps they are dance steps) in that the order is not essential. Each chapter reinforces the key ingredients for bringing effective, positive change into ones life. In addition, each chapter supplies new insights and centers of focus. Different readers will find the clues, incentives and motivating impulses that they need in different chapters. Some will be helped most by the Dance of Words chapter, while others will relate more to the Dance of Health or the Dance of Solitude. The composite effect is not so much a matter of progression but of accumulation. Engaging with Ms. Millers persona is a delight. She speaks clearly, avoids jargon and communicates her powerful commitment to her mission. She not only preaches the therapeutic power of laughter, but also injects her wise and necessarily sober counsel with bursts of humor and wit. Ms. Millers authority comes from acts of intimacy, revelations about her own troubles earlier in her life, her struggles to unlock her own powers, and her eventual successes. She also provides many informal case studies of women locked in paralyzing, demoralizing behavioral cycles and shares the ways in which they were able to change the dynamics of their lives. Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe is filled with useful checklists, often in the form of questions. Some are scary: What does your future look like if you continue life as usual? Are you still trying to control everything and everybody? The author seeds the motivational landscape with quotations from other empowerment thinkers and also includes a list of suggested reading. This new book builds upon Ms. Millers earlier You Lost Your Marriage Not Your Life. In marketing that title, she presented herself as a writer, public speaker and independent medical esthetician and said her personal journey through divorce, financial loss and despair was the basis for helping others let go of all inner conflict and replace it with peace and joy. Dancing in Rhythm with the Universe goes beyond the traumatic challenges of divorce to engage a wider audience by exploring a wider array of situations and a wider range of tools for psychological and spiritual renewal. 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Since then he has competed in numerous tournaments and, in 2010, won the Florida State Championship in the under 1400 ranks. For more information, call Mr. Keller at 389-2525. The Jewish Genealogy Shared Interest Group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Jewish Federation of Collier County, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. All are welcome. Members share information about how to get started and/or continue exploring the world of Jewish genealogy. Attendance is free, but RSVPs are appreciated and can be made by e-mailing genresearch13@ The Genealogical Society of Collier County holds it summer ice cream social at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The evening will include a screening of the PBS documentary Forgotten Ellis Island, the story of the hospital on Ellis Island. Guests are always welcome. There will be not meeting in August. For more information, call 593-4550 or visit www. The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples holds its annual student sendoff social for local students who attend OSU from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Gatsbys Pizza, 4450 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. RSVP by calling 404-9399 or e-mailing ohfliova@gmail. com. The Naples Newcomers helps those who are new to the area make new friendships centered around various social activities. Members meet to share a variety of interests and activities, including couples and singles groups, bridge, mahjongg, crafts, gourmet cooking, coffees, movies, card games and book discussions. Membership is for women who have been permanent residents of Naples for no more than five years. Luncheon meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at Naples area country clubs. An orientation coffee for prospective members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit www. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Scott Vail at 777-3642. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Moorings Professional Building, 2335 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 208. Call Robert Rizzo at (407) 493-8584. Marco Island Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Centennial Bank, 645 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. E-mail Chris Pritchard at Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters Club: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Steve Jallad at 776-5398. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters Club: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at Stantec (previously Wilson Miller), 3200 Bailey Lane, Naples. Call Gwen Greenglass at 431-0931. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Linda Valentine at (954) 780-6683. This club has prerequisites for membership. Toastmaster Academy: 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call R. Sunde at 594-3828. 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Jesus watched as they worked paycheck to paycheck, exhausted at the end of a long day trying to balance work and family, only to get up and do it all over again the next morning. He knew that he wanted better for himself and his family and he was determined to make it happen. With hard work, dedication and a strong desire to succeed, Jesus is well on his way to making a change. As one of The Immokalee Foundations Take Stock in Children students, he serves as a tremendous role model for others who might be in a similar situation. Jesus believes that its not what youve been through in your past, but what you become in your future that matters. And his future is certainly bright. In addition to the TSIC scholarship he earns as a result of completing the program, he has received numerous accolades, including the Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Scholarship, Lipman Scholarship, Albert Lee Wright Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Reserve National Scholar/ Athlete Award, Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship, Joan Judd Grant, Naples Womans Club Scholarship, Florida Bright Futures, Orange Bowl Citrus Scholarship Athlete Award and the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. Each year, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, selects only 1,000 students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Jesus real focus began in the fourth grade. Thats when he started earning good grades and playing soccer. Its also when he met his coach and mentor, Manny Touron, a former principal at Lake Trafford Elementary, Immokalee Middle School and Immokalee High School and a TIF mentor. Mr. Touron is not surprised by the honors Jesus has accumulated. From the moment I met Jesus, I knew he had something, he says. There was always a sense of maturity and great leadership qualities. He was always the first person at practice and the last to leave. The kids looked up to him for direction. I knew big things were coming for him. Mr. Touron adds, In my lifetime as an educator, one kid that will always stand out is Jesus. I will never find another student like him. He is an exceptional young man with a drive and perseverance unlike anyone Ive ever met. Anything he has, hes earned. As a freshman, Jesus entered Take Stock in Children, a scholarship and mentoring program that provides students with the opportunity to attend four years of college, tuition free, if they earn good grades, exhibit good behavior and meet weekly with a mentor. The Immokalee Foundation has been great, because at the time I entered the program, I had no idea about college if I was going or how to apply, Jesus says. TIF gave me so many opportunities, but most of all, it gave me confidence. I knew at the end of my path I had something waiting for me at the end of my senior year. Even if it were just one penny, I would gladly take it with a smile on my face. He also expresses gratitude for those who have helped him along his path: John Henry, TIF board member; J. Richard Dick Monro, former chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc.; Noemi Perez, TIF TSIC student advocate; and Mr. Touron, to name a few. I truly appreciate their help and guidance, he says. They taught me to never give up. I look at all these people that have invested so much of their time in me and they believe in me. That motivates me to succeed. Any time I get knocked down, I tell myself I cant fail and I just get back up and move forward. I dont want to let them down. He also credits TIFs career workshops, the ACT Summer Academy and college tours for helping him set a path for his own future and unique summer camp experiences in 2010 and 2011 that helped him build character and develop leadership skills, thanks to proceeds from the Charity Classic Celebration Fund A Dream auction all experiences he would not have had if not for TIF. TIF believed in me from the beginning, and that makes all the difference, the young scholar says. If you have someone that believes in you, you can do COURTESY PHOTO Jesus Velazco, left, with Patricia Rizo, manager of programs for The Immokalee Foundation. SEE SCHOLAR, A17


Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years. Wynns Personalized Catering For all your catering needs, call us today... 239.649.7272 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 NEWS A17 Sign up now to Shoot for the StarsRegistration is open for Shoot for the Stars, a free basketball clinic for ages 8-17. Former Philadelphia 76ers star Wali Jones will lead the daylong program that is sponsored by the childrens mental wellness program of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Lessons emphasize academics, problem solving, self-esteem and teamwork along with basketball skills. A 10-year veteran of the NBA, Mr. Jones was drafted by Detroit in the third round 1964 draft. He won a championship ring alongside Wilt Chamberlain on the vaunted 1967 Philadelphia 76ers team, which was voted into the Hall of Fame as the best team in the NBAs first 25 years. Upon retiring, he served as a scout for Philadelphia for seven years. The 62-year-old Jones remains active on the court, participating in senior celebrity tournaments and on the USA Senior Dream Team, which he led to a gold medal at the 1996 Masters International Senior Games. Shoot for the Stars takes place Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Golden Gate Community Center. For registration or information about sponsorship opportunities, call the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida at 261-5405 or visit Moorings Park Foundation awards 55 scholarshipsThe Moorings Park Foundation, Inc. rec ently awarded 55 scholarships totaling $162,500 to Moorings Park employees and their dependents. Over the years, the foundation has awarded a total of $1,170,433 to 701 students in the form of scholarships. With the motto of Give them wings to help their dreams take flight, the mission of the Moorings Park Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of Moorings Park residents and employees. Scholarship applicants come from various backgrounds, all with the common goal of achieving success through higher education or vocational training. Many Moorings Park employees juggle working full-time and taking care of their families, and still manage to take classes and complete coursework at night and on weekends. This years recipients are: Lilian Aguilar, Molly Alderuccio, Yeni Alonso, Romina Beqiraj, Jessica Brinkert, Lindsey Calderwood, Volha (Olga) Chernik, Shirlynn Althea Chu, Erika Cruz, Emma Davidsen, Katherine Davidsen, Kayla Douglass, Stevenlyn Dufort, Linda Elisca, Raechel Ellis, Richard Ellis, Giesele Fischbach, Filipe Franca, Medens Gerbier, Christina Go, Hillary Guest, Gentjana Konica, Itzel Lemus, Bianca Marc, Caylin McClellan, Heidy Medina, Jean Merone, Tiffany Merucci, Ronald Merzier Jr., Tessa Millikan, Olivia Moline, Marina Moussa, Erika Muschong, Susan Ngondo, Johanne Nordilus, Rochelle Parchment, Janis Pinedo, Stacy Prado, Sergio Ramirez, Esteban Rua, Ruth Saint Clair, Ginette Saint Fleur, Vanessa Salazar, Alston Sealey, Jill Sesso, Brett Swanson, Smithy Telusnord, Marie Thomas, Kostandina Toslluku, Emanuel Valdez, Christopher Villarraga, Patrick Villarraga, Alexandru Visan, Brittany Weppner and Luis Yale. Many of these students are enrolled locally, taking advantage of the curriculums offered at Hodges University, Florida Gulf Coast University and Edison State College. The majority of the remaining students have also chosen to stay within the state of Florida, opting to earn their degrees at the University of South Florida, Florida State University and University of Central Florida. This years recipients include three students going on to earn advanced degrees online through out-of-state universities. Many scholarship recipients have chosen majors in nursing, anything. You can create your own trail. Before heading off to college, Jesus has chosen to attend a year at Salisbury School, an all-boys, private college-preparatory boarding school in Salisbury, Conn., so that he can enhance his academic portfolio, make new connections and experience different things. After that, he plans to major in Latin American and Caribbean studies at Georgetown University, Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., or even Yale. For him, the sky is the limit.About the foundationThe Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary training, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences, life skills development and economic independence. To learn more about TIF, the Charity Classic Celebration, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 4309122 or visit SCHOLARFrom page 16


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Choosing to end a pets life is the hardest decision we make when it comes to our pets, and we can tell you from decades of experience that its a decision that never gets any easier. Your veterinarian will offer you advice and support, and friends and family can offer you sympathy, but no one can make the decision for you. When you live with an elderly or terminally ill pet, you look in your pets eyes every morning and wonder if youre doing whats best. Everyone makes the decision a little differently. Some pet lovers do not wait until their pets discomfort becomes chronic, untreatable pain, and they choose euthanasia much sooner than others would. Some owners use an animals appetite as the guide when an old or ill animal cannot be tempted into eating, they reason, he has lost most interest in life. And some owners wait until theres no doubt the time is at hand and later wonder if they delayed a bit too long. Theres no absolute rule, and every method for deciding is right for some pets and some owners at some times. You do the best you can, and then you try to put the decision behind you and deal with the grief. The incredible advances in veterinary medicine in the past couple of decades have made the decisions even more difficult for many people. Not too long ago, the best you could do for a seriously ill pet was to make her comfortable until that wasnt possible anymore. Nowadays, nearly every advantage of human medicine from chemotherapy to pacemakers to advanced pain relief is available to our pets. But the addition of high-level care shouldnt change much when it comes to easing suffering: If you can have a realistic expectation that a course of treatment will improve your pets life rather than simply prolong it then those options should be considered. But you must also ask yourself: Am I doing right by my pet, or am I just holding on because I cant bear to say goodbye? If its the latter, you know what decision you have to make. Many people are surprised at the powerful emotions that erupt after a pets death, and they can be embarrassed by their grief. Often, we dont realize were grieving not only for the pet we loved, but also for the special time the animal represented and the ties to other people in our lives. The death of a cat who was a gift as a kitten from a friend who has died, for example, may trigger bittersweet memories of the other love lost. Taking care of yourself is important when dealing with pet loss. Some people the Its just a pet crowd wont understand the loss and may shrug off grief over a pets death as foolish. I find that the company of other animal lovers is very important. Seek them out to share your feelings, and dont be shy about getting professional help to get you through a difficult time. Choosing to end a pets suffering is a final act of love and nothing less. Knowing that your decisions are guided by that love is what helps us all through the sad and lonely time of losing a cherished animal companion. The timing of euthanasia should always be made with the best interests of the pet first and foremost. >>Karma is a 4-month-old pit bull terrier mix. She loves being out in the yard with her kennelmates and would make a great addition to any family. Her adoption fee is $75.>>Shadow is an 8-year-old American Eskimo mix. Hes well behaved and is always ready for an outing on his leash. His adoption fee is $75.>>Callula is a 9-month-old domestic shorthair who enjoys cuddling in a lap and soaking up affection and sweet talk. Her adoption fee is $55.>>Oakley is a 6-year-old domestic shorthair who loves to give affection as much as take it. His adoption fee is $55.To adopt or foster a petDogs 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 for more information. Dog photos courtesy of Kimberly Joy Photography; cat photos courtesy of Rattigan Photography Group. Pets of the Week


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My first time on the big (and super fast) boat was dandy although I must say that the first two hours are better than the last two hours of the trip, by which time the initial excitement has worn off and youre just ready to get there (margaritas help, though). From the boat, we headed straight for Duval Street, and while it had been eight years since Id been to the Conch Republic, Im here to tell you it has not changed one single bit. But thats the delight of the southernmost point: Its dependable. You know youll walk around with a frozen rumrunner, even though doing so is against the law. You expect to see joke-telling musical acts on stage at Sloppy Joes, and you also suspect you will buy a T-shirt there with a picture of Ernest Hemingway on it. As usual, youll consider riding the Conch Train, but when you actually see it go by with tourists on it, youll decide absolutely not to. And youll certainly go to Mallory Square for sunset to see if the whacky old Frenchman with the hoop-jumping cats is still there (and yes, he will be). I had some new Key West experiences, too. Muddled cocktails at the tiny, sleek, deco Orchid Bar at the Orchid Key Inn (on Duval, just south of Truman) were fabulous. Id never been to Blue Heaven, and now I see why everyone adores the little Bahama Village eatery and its courtyard filled with chickens. But, I really stepped out of my sparkly comfort zone when we went offshore fishing. In her 9-to-5 life, Melinda runs her own public relations company, but in real life, shes a skilled fisherwoman who can reel in a mahi-mahi with one hand while writing a press release on her iPhone with the other hand. And thats only a slight exaggeration. She and her husband are in Key West for a month to fish and even win tournaments with their friends Craig and Dawn (like they did at the Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby a couple of weeks ago). So Melinda (armed with sunscreen), Lori (in her sporty fishing shirt) and moi (with Dramamine, Bonine, Xanax, Tums and Pepto Bismol) set out for a day way, way, way out on the water (I may or may not have seen Cuba on the GPS) with our strapping young guide, Key West native Capt. Jason Johnson, of Triple J Charters. What I learned from Jason about fishing is this: You do not look for fish. You look for birds that are eating fish, because birds are smarter than we are. But it cant be just any bird. Capt. Jason will not follow a pelican, for instance, because he says theyre dumb, and I believe him. Luckily, we found lots of well-educated birds that led us to LOTS of very big fish, which we hauled in with gusto. Incidentally, the day before I left for the trip, Melinda had texted that I should bring something grimy to wear fishing that I wouldnt mind getting fish blood on. I thought that was a funny joke. Guess what? That was no joke. There is a thing called a fishing gaff that is used when your fish is big and heavy. Im just going to let you Google that. All I can say is that Im really glad I didnt wear anything I would ever care to wear again. In the end, I lost count of how many mahi-mahi and snapper we scored. Im tickled to report that I didnt get seasick (even when I bit the live bait for luck), and that I only yelped a few times upon witnessing fish flopping around on the boat floor. In fact, I might even say that as far as fishing goes, Im hooked. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week. stephanieDAVIS Melinda Isley, Stephanie Davis and Lori Wilson with their respective catches.


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(Global Safe Assets, June 2012, XI BIS conference, Gourinchas and Jeanne.) According to the IMFs Global Financial Stability Report, a supply of safe assets is needed for global financial stability. Decades ago, the world was awash with safe U.S. assets: the U.S. dollar (once strong and rising); U.S. government bonds (once absolutely safe as credit was strong and yields were falling); and the U.S. equity market (once valued at much lower P/E multiples). As the worlds economies and wealth grew, the corresponding increased demand for safe assets led international investors outside the picture-perfect box of U.S. dollar, Treasuries and the S&P and into a Pandoras investment box filled with credit-challenged sovereign debt issues and busted collateralized mortgage pools that were merely a slicing, dicing, packaging and labeling of higher-risk assets made to look safe. This resulted in a large decrease in the availability of safe assets from 2007-2013. The shrinkage is about to get worse: The IMF forecasts safe assets will decrease some $9 trillion by 2016, or 16 percent of current supply. This will force investors into less safe assets. (2012 IMF report, The Quest for Lasting Stability.) Its helpful to take a look at how some safe assets have behaved. The very safe asset class of U.S. government bonds, which have been in a bull market, has started to tumble. Gold, perceived as a safer alternative to a falling dollar, is down more than 33 percent. What should be of huge concern to international bond investors is that TWO important linkages (if this happens, then that happens) are now broken. Declines in the S&P and in gold/silver are usually met with rises in Treasury prices. That bond prices are NOT rising suggests the multi-decade bond bull market is over. After four years of steady gains and zero interest rates, the investment herd labeled equity markets as safe until they stumbled, then tumbled. True, equities can head higher, but we all know they crash periodically. Is there any safety in the yuan, Euro, yen or British pound? No wonder the U.S. dollar hangs tough. Investors are now re-thinking what assets in their portfolio are safe assets. Part of the typical investors problem is that he or she is committed to an outdated investment mentality of buy and hold and long only holdings (i.e., they do not sell short betting on a fall in value). This traditional approach works well in a stable and rosy world (or a non-rosy world, which is super manipulated by the central bankers). But buy and hold/long only doesnt work well in all environments especially in bad economic environments on which bankers are losing their grip. It might well be that the worlds investment markets have entered a period of much greater volatility. How so? The Fed might taper its Treasury and mortgage purchases. Famed bond manager Bill Gross argues (in an investor letter titled Wounded Heart) that there can be no Fed exit in an economy that fails to grow above a 2.5 percent annualized rate in any 12-month period within the past five years. The differing taper or not-to-taper views have roiled the bond market. Possibly, real safety lies in inclusion of managed futures into a portfolio. Twelve years ago, managed futures were not considered to be an investment asset class. The managed futures class is now more than $325 billion in size. Clearly, it must have done something right, as someone is buying it. Managed futures is added to equity/bond portfolios to handle crisis risk as it is the only asset class that made money in the 2008 crisis and its worst performance in 30 years was less than a 5 percent loss. How can this have happened? How does it escape crashes and bear markets? Managed futures intensely manages futures positions through extensive portfolio and individual position risk management rules, something rarely found in traditional portfolio management. It is indifferent to going long or short; it looks for a strong trend, up or down; it remains invested within constraints of exit rules and tight protective stops. Individual positions (crude, copper, lean hogs, gold, corn, soybeans, sugar, Treasuries, etc.) are not correlated with equities and are often limited to 1 to 2 percent of the overall portfolios size. And, most pleasantly, it typically moves to a nearly perfect inverse correlation with equities during times of equity crisis.Therefore, in the absence of safe assets in which to hide, the solution for creating safety might well be through inclusion of an asset class that handles the very risks that traditional portfolios simply cannot address. Whether you make another 1 to 2 percent in a traditional portfolio might not be the critical issue. What you need to worry about is how to keep what you have when the next crisis occurs. Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst Trading futures and options on futures and Forex transactions involve substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data and recommendations are subject to change at any time. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013


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It features a specially designed app that sends realistic breaking weather alerts to players, as if a weatherman were broadcasting from the center of a storm. I want it to be considered an educational awareness game, but I also want it to be considered a lot of fun, he said. How it worksKickstarter provides support to creators, offering instructions and advice for how to run a successful campaign. Mr. Nelson, the jewelry designer, said Kickstarter sent him an e-mail suggesting he focus his campaign on his jewelry rather than the laser engraver he is planning to use much of the money for. The engraver is crucial to his productivity, though, so he writes about it on his Kickstarter page. Its my first step to starting a business, he said of his venture called T.E.A.M. Jewelry. Since he began making jewelry (often with detailed sports emblems) for his girlfriend, he started filling other requests for friends. But it takes him a day or more to produce a piece, hand carving and painting it. Backers, pledges, giftsAfter the Kickstarter staff approves a project, creators sell their project on the site in writing and with a short video. As an incentive, project creators pick gifts to give backers, depending on how much they pledge. The gifts cannot be money or gift certificates, since project creators are not paying people back for their financial support. For backers, the satisfaction is in helping bring to fruition endeavors they believe in and of course, getting the gifts. Pledges range from only a few dollars to thousands. The gifts usually become more personal and even lavish for the highest pledges, things like meeting the director and star of a movie for dinner, having a part in it or getting a script autographed by the entire cast of a production. The gifts are as diverse as the projects themselves. You gather a crowd, you know, your backers, and you just take the journey with them, which is a pretty cool feeling, said Mr. Roncal, the aquarium designer. At first concerned that accepting such financial help on Kickstarter might seem like a copout, rap artist Mr. Mramer (who goes by the stage name M3X2) changed his mind after seeing how it worked. I hate the notion of a handout, he said. I dont want anyone to look at me and think thats the way that it went. Backers can follow his progress, ask him direct questions through the site, and take the ride to making the goal along with him. On the site, visitors can hear his single Champagne Showeron iTunes. With the busy season ending and business slowing at the restaurant where he works as a server, hes running out of money and hopes Kickstarter will fill the gap to finish his album. At some point before a Kickstarter campaign goes live, creators set a goal for how much they need to raise and the amount of time they have to raise it. Many people choose around a month. Mr. Mramer decided on 33 days, but says now he would rather have set it at only a few weeks, because with the shorter time period theres more urgency for people to pledge and not a lag in the middle. When the clock runs out, creators get the money if theyve met the goal. By making it all or nothing, it protects the creator and the backers from being obligated to take part in an underfunded project. Making a pledgeOne of the most persistent criticisms local creators have of Kickstarter is that in order to pledge money, backers have to sign up through Amazons payment system. Its not as simple as just clicking on the p ledge button. They dont want to go to that much trouble; they just want to buy the game, said Mr. Strickland of his hurricane preparedness game. Many have successfully raised thousands of dollars while others struggled to get the word out or didnt connect with their audience. Either way, the campaign can be an exhilarating ride for creators and backers alike, Mr. Roncal said. Hes enthusiastic about the site, and for good reason. At press time, Mr. Roncal had smashed his goal of $7,000. He had 109 backers who in total pledged $17,609 for him to start the business building small-scale saltwater aquariums, PJ Reefs and he still had 17 days before his time ran out. His lowest pledges of $1 receive backer-only updates that document this project. His $300 level backers receive a deluxe aquarium kit including the lamp, jar and ecosystem. I think that connection with the person thats actually helping you theres a feeling, a sense that youre buying something, but at the same time youre helping someone and theres this personal connection with all these backers you have, he said. KICKSTARTFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSTop: PJ Reefs, a miniature saltwater aquarium. Abover: Hurricane The Game of Preparedness. Right: A necklace by Team Jewelry. 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Mary H. Raymond (239) MARINA BAYWater views front/back. Granite kitchen 2/2 furnished. MAKE OFFER. $425,000 TARPON COVEReduced for quick sale. 2+den/2 baths and gorgeous view. Furnished. $209,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2/2 villa w/att garage. Relax looking at lake. Priced right at $239,000 PARK SHORE BEACHBest priced unit in building with 2+den/3 baths and family room. Walk to Village. $1,755,000 20 Years in DE and PA and 13 Years in Naples doing Real Estate SOOTHING VIEWS, WIDE OPEN SPACES AND PLENTY OF FRESH AIR.(And thats just the living area). TURNKEY SERIES HOMES*Lot priced separately The Frey family of companies has been building exquisite custom homes in Southwest Florida since 1972. We are now pleased to move that long tradition of excellence, pride and expertise south to Marco Island. Whether you choose one of our select waterfront homesites or opt to build on your own, Frey & Son Homes TurnKey Series strikes the perfect balance of taste, value and ne crasmanship. Not an easy task, to be sure. But making it easy for you is what we do best. Contact Tina Deady at 239-404-4468 or Donna Panarello at 239-405-3621 to schedule an appointment. Opportunities from $550k to over $1.5 millione Barbados (Model) 861 N. Bareld Dr. Marco Island, FL 34145 Model Home Now Open! Subscribe online at or Call 239.325.1960 Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Best kept secret in Naples Port of the Islands Alice Krick, Realtor239-404-7929 | napleskrick1@aol.comDont miss the opportunity to see these outstanding direct access, waterfront properties!Schedule a showing today! 239-404-7929 PREVIEW THESE PROPERTIES AND GET A FREE ECOTOUR OUT TO THE GULF. $164,900 Everthing in great condition. Lazy river pool, lap pool, Bocci court, shueboard and two tennis courts. 15 minutes to Marco as well as downtown Naples. $249,900Beautiful corner lot with open water view. Lovely one story condo with room for your boat. Fish from your dock or take the family out to the beaches. $230,000221 Sunrise CayProfessionally decorated with water views. Assigned dock at your door step through a large and tiled lanai. Electric roll down shutters and sliding doors. $239,000334 S. Stella Maris Dr.Direct Gulf Access with a wide water view of Boats and Sealife. is 2 bedroom 2 bath villa has been freshly painted, and is move in ready. $49,000Completely Remodeled and Decorated. Shows like an upscale Hotel room. Leave the big house and relax in this lovely studio apartment. REDUCED! www.NaplesCoastalLife.comLyn Reddy: 239-216-6506 Sharon McKie: 239-352-4945 Sharon@NaplesCoastalLife.comCypress Woods Golf & Country Club True 3 bed, 2 bath with Southern Lake views, bundled golf, new Clubhouse & course. Turnkey furnished, garage too! $200,000 MLS 212039128180 9th Street S., Ste. 300, Naples Open Sat & Sun 1-4 Unlimited Golf Included


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BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. *ON SELECT FLATS, TOWNHOMES AND CASITAS. From the $160s to over $7 million. For our community locations and directions, please visit From the $600s to over $2 million. Naples 239.249.6210 F r om the $800s. Naples 239.949.8989 With an amazing selection of under construction & move-in-ready homes now available! FLATS SAN CLEMENTE #7304 | 2 bed/2 bath | 1,404 sq. ft. | $174,990 Choose Your Own Options! TOWNHOMES SANTA ISABELLA #8403 | 2 bed/2.5 bath | 1,520 sq. ft. | $182,755Includes $17,765 in OptionsCASITAS CARMEL #9502 | 2 bed/2.5 bath | 1,531 sq. ft. | $186,015 Includes $16,025 in OptionsTWIN VILLA CORONADO VILLAS #113 | 2 bed/2 bath | 1,575 sq. ft. | $371,790 SINGLE F AMIL Y HOMES CORDOBA BARCELONA #50 | 4 bed/3.5 bath | 2,219 sq. ft. | $545,000 LA K OYA JASMINE II #80 | 3 bed/3.5 bath | 2,876 sq. ft. | $754,590 LELY ISL AND ESTATES CARRINGTON #7 | 4 bed/3 bath 2,685 sq. ft. | $619,990 T WIN VILLA MOORGA TE ARVANITA #34 | 3 bed/2 bath | 1,916 sq. ft. | $384,690 T O WNHOMES OLE SAN CLEMENTE #5004 | 2 bed/2 bath | 1,404 sq. ft. | $234,990 OLE SAN P ABL O #5003 | 2 bed/2 bath | 1,770 sq. ft. | $249,990Choose Your Own Options!LANTANA SINGLE FAMILY HOMES MONTESSA II #66 | 3 bed/2 bath | 2,327 sq. ft. | $562,385 R UFFINO II #72 | 3 bed/2.5 bath | 2,585 sq. ft. | $624,680 SINGLE F AMIL Y HOME TIVOLI III #77 | 3 bed/3 bath | 2,062 sq. ft. | $379,360From the $160s. Up to $15,000 Towards Options/Upgrades* on Select Multi-Family Homes. Ft. Myers 239.425.6777Its Not Just a Community,Its a Lifestyle. From the $200s to over $1 million. Naples 239.793.2100From the $300s. $25,000 Towards Options/Upgrades. Plus Full Golf Membership. Naples 239.687.2264 From the $300s. $15,000 Towards Options/Upgrades. Naples 239.514.2706 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES MAJORCA SCOTTSDALE II #6 | 3 bed/3 bath | 2,719 sq. ft. | $909,425 ISL A DEL SOL CHESTERFIELD #29 | 4 bed/5.5 bath | 4,224 sq. ft. $1,645,475 SINGLE FAMIL Y HOMES ESCALA MARLOWE #10 | 4 bed/4.5 bath | 3,239 sq. ft. | $1,205,725 Model Leaseback | Fully Furnished T AMWOR TH PONTE VEDRA GRANDE #MM1 | 4 bed/4.5 b ath 3,525 sq. ft. | $1,332,855 | Fully Furnished SINGLE F AMIL Y ESTATE HOMES LIPARI PONTE VEDRA II #2 | 4 bed/4.5 bath | 3,525 sq. ft. $1,221,215 | F ully Furnished, Leaseback Available LIPARI MUIRFIELD III #3 | 4 bed/3.5 bath | 3,255 sq. ft. $1,235,090 | Fully Furnished, Leaseback Available SINGLE FAMIL Y HOMES BUONASERA PONTE VEDRA II #3 | 4 bed/4.5 bath | 3,490 sq. ft. $1,221,045 REGENCY II #2 | 4 bed/4.5 bath | 3,699 sq. ft. $1,537,618 Fully FurnishedCELLINI GRAND CALAIS #11 | 4 bed/4.5 bath | 3,597 sq. ft. $1,498,635Only 5 Remaining! From the $700s. $25,000 Towards Options/Upgrades. Naples 239.249.6220Ask Guard for Directions to Stocks Model Homes From the $700s to over $7 million. Includes Social Membership. Naples 239.592.1010


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Summer kitchen. 5+Den/4+2half (H7449) Mindy Young, 248-0258, Joanne Rathbun $2,850,000 Bonita Bay, 3380 Creekview Dr Better than new! Totally remodeled spacious home with open oor plan, hi-end appliances, huge storage, outdoor kitchen and exceptional golf view! 4+Den/3.5 (H7354) Sharon Grabau, 910-4040 $1,895,000 Colliers Reserve, 12339 Colliers Reserve Dr Magnificently maintained home. Over 4,000 SF with easy to accommodate friends & family floor plan. Additional guest home features 1BR den/1BA with kitchenette. 3 car garage. 4+Den/4.5 (H7447) Shannon Lefevre, 595-6223, Chad Phipps, 293-7401 $1,495,000 Old Naples, 625 5th Ave S, #PH 02 Stunning Penthouse located right on 5th Ave S in the heart of downtown! Light & bright expansive oor plan, coded elevator, extra storage & garage parking space. 3/2.5 (C9385) Robyn Pster Grin, 404-8222 $1,495,000 Palmira Golf And Country Club, 28511 Talori Ter Harbourside built home oers 4112 sq. ft. Lanai looks East over innity edge pool with outdoor kitchen areas to lake & golf course. 3 car garage, 3 A/C zones & more. 4+Den/4.5 (H7441) Jim Flack, 877-2334 $1,495,000 Cape Harbour, 5858 Harbour Preserve Cir Cape Corals most exclusive waterfront community, this brand new construction stunning Estate Home oers every luxury you could ask for. 4+Den/4.5 (H7357) Aaron Wolf, 821-6962 $1,395,000 Shadow Wood, 23084 Shady Knoll Dr Beautifully upgraded 3,584 SF single-family home; 3+Den with 3.5 Baths. Spacious screened lanai and pool with SW view overlooks canal/preserve area. 3+Den/3.5 (H7348) Nate Treadwell, 849-5706, Douglas Treadwell, 919-2002 $1,350,000 Park Shore, 250 Park Shore Dr #801 Stunning, unique 180 views south over Venetian Bay & to Gulf from totally renovated 8th top oor end unit with impact glass & 2 parking plus private beach access. 3/2 (C9357) Nan Dietrich, 564-2906 $1,300,000 Park Shore, 4401 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #502 Perfection! 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Custom home with Royal Palms and fruit trees. 3-car garage. 4+Den/4.5 (H6335) Richard Schwandt, 287-9177 $1,120,000 Old Naples, 675 7th Ave N Remodeled home includes granite counter tops, new cabinets, lots of closet space, 2 car garage, original Terrazo oors throughout, screened lanai, large yard. 3/2 (H7444) Bruce Miller, 206-0868 $1,100,000 Royal Harbor, 2195 Tarpon Rd Charming waterfront home, minutes to some of Naples nest beaches, elegant shopping, ne restaurants & more! Open living area perfect for entertaining, pool. 3+Den/3.5 (H7393) Gigi Ricciardi, 601-4934 $995,000 Stonebridge, 1931 Springberry Cir Spacious pool home on 2nd green & cul-de-sac. Open oor plan with cherry kitchen cabinets, tile/ diagonal, sound & alarm sys, crown molding. 3+Den/3 (H7384) Jim Scartz, 877-9726 $965,000 Bonita Bay, 26241 Isle Way Exquisite in its design, pavered pool deck with southern exposure, custom cabinetry in kitchen and built-in shelving throughout. Not yet in MLS. 3/2.5 (V1792) Amy Velyvis, 2873932, Cathy Wynne, 565-1823 $899,000 Marco Island, 740 Collier Blvd N, #401 Penthouse-level, turnkey furnished condo with phenomenal views of Smokehouse Bay & e Esplanade Marina. Expansive deck. T-dock available for separate purchase. 3/2.5 (C9316) Linda C. Loomis, P.A., 451-0769 $889,000 Moorings, 3483 Gulf Shore Blvd N, #505 Just 36 Charming West Indies Island-style condos nestled beachside. is JEWEL oers direct GULF views & impressive custom updates/nishes throughout. 2/2 (C9395) Jill Rogers, 450-6856 $845,000 Pelican Marsh, 9142 Troon Lakes Dr Cozy, former Summerlin villa model home in sought after community. Fireplace, wet bar, surround sound & lots of crown molding in living rm. Move-in condition. 3+Den/2.5 (H7445) Jill Pyszkowski, 659-6333 $580,000 Pelican Marsh, 1835 Les Chateaux Blvd Top oor unity, turnkey furnished, with 2 master suites, perfectly located to beach, golf or tennis. 2+Den/2.5 (H9429) Lois Higer, 398-6950 $580,000 Riverstone, 3938 Torrens Ct NEW CONSTRUCTION! Move in now! Tons of designer upgrades! Granite counters and stainless appliances. Room for pool and spa. 10 year structural warranty. 3+Den/2.5 (H7396) Patrick Dearborn, 877-4340 $526,900 Pelican Marsh, 9045 Whimbrel Watch Ln, #101 Sophisticated 1st oor unit with peaceful golf views. Chic master suite with detailed coered 10 ceiling. Upgraded kitchen with SS appliances & granite counters. 2+Den/2.5 (C9437) Lynn H. Fulton, 293-3125 $525,000 Highland Woods, 26391 Summer Greens Dr Expansive Pebble Beach oor plan oers an abundance of living area perfect for entertaining. Unique pool and lanai layout with gorgeous water views. 4+Den/3 (H7361) Nina Link, PA, 357-5058 $494,000 Palm River, 162 Westwood Dr Beautifully remodeled pool home. Gourmet kitchen, hard wood ooring. Indoor & outdoor replace. On .30 acres of lush landscaping. NO HOA fees. 3 miles to beach. 4/2 (H7446) Brooke Connors, 404-4067 $459,500 Golden Gate Estates, 3261 21st Ave SW Private Estate on 2.73 Acres CLOSE-IN off Collier Blvd. Completely renovated kitchen w/SS appliances legally permitted Workshop w/3 Bay Garage & Carport & Guest Quarters! 3/3 (H7450) Jeannette P. Batten, 825-4167, Oscar Velez, 571-1027 $459,000 Imperial Golf Estates, 1943 Princess Ct Tile oor throughout this pool home with glimpses of the golf course. Quiet cul-desac location. Great value! 3/2 (H7454) Debbie Frost, 250-8701 $425,000 Golden Gate Estates, 2760 66th St SW Totally renovated from inside out! New electric & plumbing throughout. Wall newly insulated. Exterior refaced with re, insect & rot resistant concrete board siding. 3+Den/4 (H7451) Kim Ellis, 269-7025 $419,000 Old Naples, 1100 8th Ave S, #125 G Diamond in the rough now an Anglers home, ready to renovate. Priced right. Old Naples Waterfront living. Enjoy direct Gulf access with no bridges. Outdoor patio. 2+Den/2 (C9430) Denise DeGemmis, 860-463-9189 $389,000 Pelican Landing, 24320 Sandpiper Isle Way, #103 Tommy Bahama-style TURNKEY FURNISHED 1st oor condo with golf course & lake views! Located near community pool/ clubhouse/tennis courts. EASY SHOW! 3/2 (C9352) Bunny Caravello, 992-4777 $359,900 Kensington, 3250 Hamlet Dr, #2 Remodeled, golf and lake views every room, upgrades, plenty of natural light. Fully furnished. Most furniture and appliance only one year young. 2+Den/2 (C9378) Team Harris, 403-0001 $354,000 Meadowbrook, 23427 Coral Bean Ct Great location, close to Coconut Point, beaches & W of 41. Cul-de-sac location with large paver lanai with pool, spa & re pit. Beautifully appointed with wood oors & more. 3/2 (H7439) Mike Hagan, 910-4359 $349,900 Bonita Bay, 4713 Montego Pointe Way #203 Lovely corner unit on 2nd oor, updated kitchen, glassed-in lanai, storm shutters. Nice community amenities plus all Bonita Bay has to oers. 3/2 (C9335) Jackie K. Hauserman, 949-7402 $335,000 Marco Beach, 1242 6th Ave Adorable single family home w/split oor plan. Home features crown molding, bamboo ooring in bedrooms (2011), newer A/C (2010), utility room & great back yard. 3/2 (H7387) Robin Crudele, 312-3125305, Natalie Kirstein, 784-0491 $300,000 Eagle Creek, 125 Cypress View Dr Golf villa oers open oor plan, cathedral ceiling skylights, pool, spa with waterfall, 2 car garage, 12x32 Florida room with tile ooring, wet bar, wine cooler more. 3/2 (V1825) Jay and Chris Siemers, 250-4009 $259,000A SAMPLING OF OUR NEW LISTINGS SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013 OPEN HOUSE 1-4PM OPEN HOUSE 1-4PM OPEN HOUSE 1-4PM OPEN HOUSE 1-4PM OPEN HOUSE 1-4PM


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INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTIONBROUGHT 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 Shmoo-zingThe collectible sensation that started in a Lil Abner comic strip. C14 Its big, its epic Its Les Miserables, undeniably popular and now playing at the Sudgen. C8 The Counter is topsDiners choose their specs for custom-built burgers. C23 Film depicts Everglades Citys drug-smuggling days I A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCE N E -1 0, 201 3 BR O I t s bi g It s Les Mi s VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYYOU COULDNT ASK FOR A MORE DIVERSE CAST. Typically, choruses in musicals all dress the same and look the same, says director Paul Bernier. And thats what I like about this cast: We have every shape and size in the ensemble, he says. Hes talking about Shrek: The Musical, running through Aug. 10 at the Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers. Shows often have one or two character actors those offbeat roles that provide comic relief: the kooky best friend, the funny sidekick, the crazy aunt, the outrageous next-door neighbor. But Shrek is a character actors dream, because the entire cast consists of nothing Kate Marshall, Chuck Caruso and Rendell DeBose star in Broadway Palm Theatres Shrek: The Musical. Ricky Cona, above, plays Pinocchio and Rendell Debose, right, plays Donkey in Shrek: The Musical at the Broadway Palm Theatre through Aug. 10. Sleepy Everglades City plays a strong supporting role in Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja, the 2011 documentary that takes its name from the nickname given to bales of marijuana thrown overboard or out of airplanes in South Florida in the 1970s and s. Dave Johnson, retired Collier County deputy sheriff, remembers the times well and will discuss the film at a screening beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Admission is $3 for MIHS members, $5 for others. Mr. Johnson grew up on Marco and served the Collier County Sheriffs Office for 35 years, retiring with the rank of captain in 2009. During the days of square grouper, he patrolled Marco Island, East Naples and Everglades City. In sharp contrast to the brazenly violent Cocaine Cowboys of the 1980s, marijuana smugglers were cooler, calmer and typically nonviolent. Square Grouper paints a vivid portrait of the culture and its major players: the smuggling, Miami-based Black Tuna Gang, the pot-dealing Ethiopian Zion BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ Musical has messages about diversity and acceptanceSEE SHREK, C4 SEE SQUARE GROUPER, C5


The surprising prescription for a happy life In her latest collection of essays, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, author Anna Quindlen relays the story of a man who went to see a doctor for help with his depression. The physician took out a prescription pad, jotted down a note and passed the paper to the man. Get a dog, it said. I laughed when I read this. Im not a dog person. I cant imagine shackling myself to the daily schedule of walks and feedings, the weekly baths and monthly trips to the groomer, the yearly shots and check-ups, all the weighty obligations that come with owning a dog. I look at my neighbors with their yappy canines and think, That cant be the prescription for a happy life. But Ill admit that some dogs might be worth it. There is a dog here where Im spending the summer, Homer, who has more depth and intelligence than many men Ive dated. Two days ago I think he saved my life. Homer and I were hiking up a mountain path just off the main road. The day was clear and warm and the leaves on the chestnut trees overhead sent up a soft murmur. Where the path crossed an old dirt road, I quickened my step. Rusty pick-up trucks lined the drive and the track ran down to a creaky farmhouse. It was the kind of place that would have mean dogs under the porch. I followed at a fast pace as Homer ran ahead, up the rocky trail and into the woods. Suddenly a ferocious barking came from my left. I turned and a big dog, deep-chested and square-jawed, pounded up the road toward me. He never slowed, never stopped, but ran at a terrifying tilt. I called out from some instinctual place, a cry that I didnt know I would make until it issued from my mouth. Homer, I screamed. He bounded down the mountain trail and flew across the dirt road. I froze as he threw himself on the bigger dog. The two rolled in the dirt. I ran as fast as I could across the road and up the incline of the path. I stopped to look back and the two dogs had squared off. The bigger dog lunged and Homer leapt back. He turned and followed me up the trail. The big dog started to chase after us, but someone down the road called his name. He hesitated, and Homer and I sprinted up the path. I looked over my shoulder twice, but the dog had disappeared. We ran until our legs burned and our lungs ached. We didnt pause until we were home. Then we collapsed on the stone terrace beside each other, and I shook as I realized Homer had saved me from serious harm. My heart swelled in my chest. Sigmund Freud famously said that the keys to a happy life are love and work. But our problem comes from where to find that love our families are complicated, our romances complex. But dogs with their deep, easy and loyal love might just be the solution we need. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS p t I m a w Transform your body without... diet, exercise or surgery! Treat-to-Complete with...Riverchase Dermatology now o ers guaranteed results with the Treat-to-Complete package featuring FDACleared CoolSculpting *Guaranteed Results!Con dence in your treatment, Con dence in your clothes. North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Marco Island 950 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 303 Fort Myers 7331 Gladiolus Dr. Cape Coral 413 Del Prado Blvd. S., Suite 101 NOW OPEN North Port 14840 Tamiami Trail Free Consultations 239-313-2553 Fort Myers and Downtown Naples NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013


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PAGE 52 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 but roles for character actors. Acting-wise, this is a stronger cast than, (say), 2nd Street, where the singers and dancers dont get to say that much, Mr. Bernier says. This show has a lot of individual characters you get to know. Its an ensemble. The only ingnue is Fiona, and even she has some great comedic lines, he adds. One of the reasons he felt drawn to the show and feels so comfortable directing it is because hes a character actor himself. Broadway Palm audiences will know Mr. Bernier from previous shows there: He played the taxman in Love, Sex and the IRS and Uncle Max in The Sound of Music. He was also in Sugar Babies and 2nd Street. In 1990, he played gangster Moonface Martin in the national tour of Anything Goes. His experience with side-kick and character roles but never the ingnue, he jokes makes his role as director of Shrek: The Musical much easier, he says. He describes the show as not only appealing to the eye, but one that makes adults and kids alike laugh. Some of the humor will go over the kids heads, he says. Although some might think of it as just a big childrens show, its really a full-blown musical, he adds, complete with beautiful ballads, memorable tunes and a very large dragon. He fell in love with the show when he saw it at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. My first reaction was, I want to direct the show, he says. The musical, of course, is based on the 2001 DreamWorks animated Shrek movie, which was based on the childrens book by William Steig. Its about a smelly, green ogre who lives in a swamp and has no friends. Over the course of the story, he falls in love with a beautiful princess named Fiona and develops a friendship with Donkey (who he initially sees as an annoyance).All about individualityEverybody has their own specific individuality, says Rendell DeBose, who plays Donkey. Its an amazing thing to see. Thats the whole point of the show: Its all about acceptance for who you are Dont judge a book by its cover. You never know what is inside that book. This is a musical that not only includes a talking donkey and the aforementioned dragon, but also a gingerbread man, Mama Bear and Pinocchio, among other fairytale characters. Mr. DeBose says he was a huge fan of the movie. When he heard that Prather Entertainment Group was going to produce the musical, he knew he wanted to audition for Donkey. Thats the iconic role, he says. Im an African-American actor in the musical world, (were) so used to playing slaves or servants or drug dealers. (He previously played the slave Jim in a Prather Entertainment Group production of Big River, based on Mark Twains Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.) This role is so different, he says. I get to play myself. I come to work and play. Hes also a huge fan of Eddie Murphy, who provided the voice of Donkey in the movie version. He was a big influence in my life, he says about the actor. I try to channel Eddie Murphy (in my role), but not all of it. I know Im doing different things too. Ricky Cona, who plays Pinocchio, is a big fan of John Tartaglia, who played Pinocchio in the original Broadway production of Shrek: The Musical. I got to see clips from the Broadway production, Mr. Cona says. Ive always envied (Mr. Tartaglias) work as a puppeteer and a stage actor. When I saw some of his performance, I was inspired to have a shot at it. Its such a fun role, and a great character. In the song Freak Flag, the other characters inspire Pinocchio, who then has an epiphany that, We have magical powers, we are stronger and were capable of bigger things, Mr. Cona says. His character even proclaims: Im wood, Im good, get used to it! The musical has parallels to whats going on in society today, he adds. People are different, whether its sexuality, or a way of life, or ethnicity, or how they look, he says. I think its a very powerful message a message that everyone needs to learn and see and appreciate. Its especially timely, he says, with the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, giving gay married couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. The biggest message of Shrek is being OK with yourself, loving yourself, Mr. DeBose says. As soon as you can accept yourself, you can bring other people into your life and accept them as well. SHREKFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSThe cast of Shrek: The Musical Kate Marshall, Chuck Caruso and Rendell DeBose form an unlikely alliance in Shrek: The Musical. Shrek: The Musical>> When: Through Aug. 10 >> Where: Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: Buffet and show, $47-$55 for adults, $18 for ages 18 and younger; show only $35 for adults, $17 for children >> Info: 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm. com


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Friday, July 5 Stand-Up Guy Dan Soder takes the stage tonight through July 7 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island. 389-6901 or Beer Tours Tour Naples Beach Brewery from 4-8 p.m. today and 3-7 p.m. June 29. $15 gets the guided tour and samples of six beers. 4110 Enterprise Ave. 304-8795. Out Konnie & Kirk perform from 6-9 p.m. by the pool at Jacks River Bar. 475 North Road. 213-1441 or www. Piano Music Lynn Carol tickles the ivories from 6-9 p.m. today and July 7 in the lounge at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7438. Salute to Vets Paul Todd and Paul Todd Jr. perform a musical salute to the troops at 7 p.m. tonight and July 6 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. $35. 481-4849 or www. Saturday, July 6 Farmers Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place from 7:3011:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama. to Tango Alicia Repun leads a tango class from 7-8 p.m. followed by milongo for all levels until 11 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www. Live Tunes The Chicago Mob performs from 8-10 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. Free. 2670783 or Sunday, July 7 Flamenco Guitar El Gato Solea plays from 7-10 p.m. at Caf Luna. 467 Fifth Ave. S. 213-2212 or Reggae Tunes The Sheffield Crew performs reggae tunes starting at 10 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Bar. 1410 Pine Ridge Rd. 435-9333 or www. Monday, July 8 All That Jazz Freds Food, Fun and Spirits hosts a jazz jam with Jebry and friends from 6-9 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of The Station Agent at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $9. 495-8989 or Teasers Join the Renaissance Academy at FGCU at The Brooks in Bonita Springs for Short Circuit Your Brain, a challenging and entertaining short class in training your eye to pick out the not-so-obvious, from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Commons Club at the Brooks. $25. Register at 434-4737. Live Tunes Kerry West plays from 7-10 p.m. at Caf Luna. 467 Fifth Ave. S. 213-2212 or Tuesday, July 9 Kids Flick The Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 presents a screening of Coraline (PG) for $1 at 10 a.m. as part of its Summer Movie Express series. 6006 Hollywood Blvd. 5974252 or Sting The Film Society of the Naples International Film Festival hosts a screening and discussion of The Sting (PG, 1973) at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and the film begins at 7 p.m. $25 includes movie ticket, beverage and snack. Movies Catch a free screening of ParaNorman beginning at 8:30 p.m. under the stars at Gulf Coast Town Center. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. 2670783 or Wednesday, July 10 Pick Your Seat Headquarters Library presents a free screening of the film Company (USA, 2011) at 2 p.m. 2385 Orange Blossom Dr. 593-3511 or Presentation Journeyman Photography Gallery hosts Cuba: Street Level Photographs from 6-8 p.m. $10. Reservations required. 2220 J&C Blvd. 2605771 or Coming up Book Discussion Headquarters Regional Library hosts a discussion of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, at 2 p.m. July 11. Free. Registration required. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0177 or Series Naples Regional Library hosts a free screening of the film Company (USA, 2011) at 2 p.m. July 11. Free. Registration required. 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or for Rhinos The Naples chapter of the American Associatoin of Zoo Keepers holds Bowling for Rhinos from 7-10 p.m. July 11 at The Naples Zoo. $35 per person, with $20 benefitting programs for endangered rhinos and their habitat. E-mail aazk@napleszoo. org by July 8 for reservations. Stage2 Improv By The Naples Players at the Tobye Studio July 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27. 263-7990 or NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 CATERING FOR ALL EVENTS Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING Basic Omelette Party for 1st time Business Clients WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Les Miz By The Naples Players through July 28 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or See review on page C8. Shrek: The Musical Through Aug. 10 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or See story on page C1. Funny Money Through Aug. 10 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Bob: A Life in Five Acts Through July 20 at Laboratory Theater, Fort Myers. 218-0481 or Thursday, July 4 Red, White & Blue Naples Botanical Garden celebrates Independence Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with $4 admission for guests wearing red, white, and blue. 643-7275 or Patriotic Tunes The Village on Venetian Bay celebrates Independence Day from 4-7 p.m. with entertainment by the Suncoast Brass Quintet and the Blue Wave Duo. www.venetianvillage. com. Indie-pendence Fest Mercato presents indie rock by Andrew Stamps and The Freestyles from 6-9 p.m. The fun also includes lawn games and face painting. Jamming with Jebry Jebrys Jazz Jam takes place from 6-9 p.m. at New York Pizza and Pasta House. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 594-3500. More Music The Wholetones take the stage at 10 p.m. at IIWII Beach Bar & Grille. 13510 Tamiami Trail N. 596-5731. Harmon-Meek Gallery presents Orange You Glad Its Summer, an exhibit of works by American modern and contemporary masters, July 8-12. Included in the exhibit are, clockwise from top: Tangerine, by Fran Hardy, 2001; Alannas Pinwheel, by Robert Vickrey, 2012; The Deep, by Philip Morsberger, 2007; and On the Island, by Darrel Austin, 1956. The gallery is at 599 Ninth St. N. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TuesdayFriday261-2637 or


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Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. The students at Fort Myers High School did it this spring, and The Naples Players nabbed the rights for their big summer production, which runs through July 29 at the Sugden Community Theatre (the KidzAct teens will put on their own production at the Sugden Aug. 2-4). Les Miz is a challenging musical for any community company to tackle, but The Naples Players once again prove theyre more than equal to the task. The show has a cast of zillions, and director Dallas Dunnagan and music director Charles Fornara found talented singers for all the roles, even the minor ones. (This is also the first time the troupe has understudies for the major roles; the show is so demanding for singers that the directors wanted to be prepared should someone be unable to perform.) The story, which takes place over 17 years in multiple locations in 19th century France, is so complicated, a lengthy synopsis runs in the program book. In a nutshell: Peasant Jean Valjean is arrested for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sisters dying child. After 19 years of hard labor, hes released on parole, only to discover that no one wants to hire an ex-con, or even rent him a room. After breaking parole, running away and changing his name, he promises a dying woman named Fantine that he will take care of her daughter. But throughout Valjeans life, the rigid Inspector Javert attempts to track him down to send him back to prison. This is all set against the backdrop of a group of students who set up a barricade and revolt against the governments shabby treatment of the poor. It is the story of a man, and of the masses. Its a tale of good and evil, of struggle, of personal sacrifice, grace and redemption. Tenor Dave Gipson, a seasoned stagehand with The Naples Players, makes his Sugden stage debut as Valjean. He does a credible job throughout, but I especially liked his performance of Bring Him Home in Act II. Michael Freshko, who played Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, plays Javert. He was directed to sing his lyrics in a very rigid, measured way, to reflect his unbending, uncompassionate nature, but I found myself wanting to glimpse the person behind the badge. Laura Needle, as Fantine, received wild applause opening night for her performance of I Dreamed a Dream. And Kellie Cullinan charmed as the young woman Cosette. (Three girls Kylie Campbell, Sophia-Bella Carrasquillo and Preslie True alternate playing the child Cosette and the child Eponine. Unfortunately, the program does not specify who is playing which roles on which nights.) Bryan Ernst has a small but impressionable role as the Bishop of Digne. Personifying grace and forgiveness, he stands out in sharp contrast to Javerts harsh judgment and his commitment to the law. Mark Vanagas and Mary Anne McAvoy McKerrow provide much-needed comic relief as the scheming, unscrupulous innkeepers, M. and Mme. Thernadier (he even steals gold out of the teeth of the dead.) Their rousing Master of the House brings much-needed lightness and frivolity to this deadly serious musical. Mr. Vanagas always knows how to disappear inside his characters, and his Thenardier is so despicable you cant help but be amused by him. And though Ms. McKerrow is the skinniest Madame Thenardier Ive seen, she matches her stage husbands comedic punch perfectly. With some playing multiple minor characters, the ensemble singing is especially powerful, and when a group of 15 or more performers start singing together, its electrifying. Mr. Fornara directs an orchestra of 14 thats so fabulous, I wish they could perform at all musicals. However, the production seems to have two volumes: loud and louder. At times I felt like that man in the ads for Maxell cassette tapes; the sound was so loud, Im sure my hair must have been blown straight back from the force of it. I wish there had been more peaks and valleys, musically, rather than a constant bombardment of loudness. The singers are miked and, for the most part, could be heard above the orchestra. The costumes some rented, some courtesy of The Naples Playerss costume designer, Dot Auchmoody are top notch. Scenic designer Matt Flynn adeptly handles the shows numerous settings, particularly the watercolorand-black-marker drawings projected on the rear of the stage. And the set of the barricade a wall of doors, tables, chairs, crates, bannister railings is so impressive, it received applause on opening night. If you love Les Miz, you will most likely love this production. The Players do it justice, and the singing is outstanding. If youre not a big fan of the musical, though, you might find it a little too melodramatic for your taste. It can be very overwrought, like an opera. Many people die in this story, and no fewer than five characters sing and sing and sing before they finally expire. And then, near the end, the dead come back to sing some more. While the musical moves swiftly from scene to scene with its new orchestrations, it somehow also seems to take a long time. But fans of Les Miz will love every second. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Naples Players during a rehearsal for Les MIserables. Les Miserables>> Who: The Naples Players >> When: Through July 28 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, Naples >> Tickets: $35 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and younger >> Info: 263-7990 or NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013


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Now he returns to the presidents place with White House Down, a visual feast for the eyes thats a roid-raging mash-up of Die Hard and Air Force One. This is an action movie for action junkies, a mindless fantasy excursion that tears apart of one of the safest places in the world and does so with gusto. Former soldier and current Capitol Police Officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) wants to leave his job protecting the Speaker of the House (Richard Jenkins) so he can join the Secret Service and impress his daughter Emily (Joey King), who hates him. Unfortunately, his Secret Service interview is with a former flame (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who cant look past how grossly unqualified he is for the position. Rejected, John and Emily take a tour of the White House. While smarty-pants Emily banters with the tour guide (Nicolas Wright), the White House is attacked by terrorists, leaving her and 61 hostages at the mercy of Emil Stenz (Jason Clarke) and his mercenary crew. John, however, is able to escape with President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx), after the head of the Secret Service detail (James Woods) fails to fulfill his duty. Sure, the premise is laughable and the White House falls far too easily, but if youre not willing to play along with James Vanderbilts script, odds are you wouldnt have bought a ticket in the first place. What is relevant about the script is that its neither insultingly dumb nor overly contrived, two virtues that are essential to keeping the audience engaged when machine guns arent firing (which is rare). The fact that the story holds together also forgives the cheesy dialog (for example: Sawyer, whos wearing basketball sneakers, saying, Let go of my Air Jordans! to the bad guy clutching his feet).As for the action, its stupendous. The visual effects are weak in the opening shot with the helicopters, but theyre otherwise fine. And the fight scenes are nicely choreographed and shot with clarity.The highlights come with the mere ambition of certain sequences, particularly in the irony that although most of the story is set indoors, Mr. Emmerich still sledgehammers in a car chase on the South Lawn that ends inside a swimming pool. If nothing else, the director tries to give us as much bang for our buck as possible. Performances in action movies are often an afterthought, and thats the case here for the most part with the exception of Mr. Foxx. As an Oscar winner (Ray) with the presence to do anything he wants on the big screen, hes appropriately reserved and uncharismatic as the leader of the free world. Mr. Foxxs Sawyer is not a fighter thats Tatums job and nor is he doing an Obama impersonation, as many may presume. At a time when the tendency is to never be outshined, kudos to Mr. Foxx for taking a step back and delivery a fine, fittingly restrained performance. Those who saw Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart in Olympus Has Fallen earlier this year will enjoy a lighter, less vulgar and less violent version of the same type of content here, and with more stars to boot. Although tighter pacing would have allowed the story to move along more quickly, White House Down is tense and enjoyable, delivering on its promises. LATEST FILMSWhite House Down a l t s t m >> The character John Cale (Channing Tatum) gets an idea when he spots a painting of the White House on re. The painting, by Tom Freeman, depicts British troops burning the White House in August 1814. CAPSULESThe Bling Ring (Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang) Based on real events, a group of entitled teenagers rob the homes of B-list celebrities in this intriguing look at teen culture from director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation). Although the film works because most of it is an insightful look at how (some) modern teenagers view the world, Ms. Coppola misses a few opportunities to be truly daring. Rated R.Monsters University 1/2 (Voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi) Pixars latest takes us back in time to Mike (Mr. Crystal) and Sully (Mr. Goodman) during their college days, when Mike wants to be a scarer and Sully refuses to study. There are amusing moments and the kids will get a kick out of it, but the plot is by-thebook in terms of college-based stories. Rated G.

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Come see whats available at the NEW River Park Aquatics Center Tickets are $20 for NAWP members and $30 for non-members Totally National Association of Wedding Professionals Intern Scholarship Program fundraiser Tuesday, July 9th 2013from 6pm to 9pmat Bellasera Resort Night 80's look NAWP Naples Chapters Intern Scholarship Program provides FGCU Resort and Hospitality complete their school program, it also offers them a scholarship. The NAWP Naples Chapter student two week stints with a variety of seasoned professionals. The intern is able to learn about all elements of the wedding planning profession from photography to event rentals; from venue management to wedding styling. At the end of the internship, the student has real life work experience in most areas of the event planning industry. RSVP to: CONTRACT BRIDGEFamous HandBY STEVE BECKERThis deal occurred in the semi-final of the 2000 womens world championship in the match between Denmark and the United States. The Americans won the match handily and then lost to the Netherlands in the final by the narrowest margin in world championship history half an International Match Point. The deal illustrates the basic principle that when a partnership has determined during the bidding that it holds the majority of the high cards, and the opponents wind up playing at a highlevel contract, a trump lead is frequently very effective. The bidding shown took place when the U.S. pair of Jill Meyers and Randi Montin were East-West, respectively. Norths four-notrump bid was the unusual notrump, promising length in the minors. After South stated her preference for clubs, Meyers doubled, ending the auction. Montin then led a trump, with devastating effect. Trine Bilde, South, won with the ten and led a diamond to the king and Easts ace. East returned a trump, taken in dummy, and Bilde tried to cash the diamond queen, ruffed by East. Regardless of how declarer proceeded, she could score only six trump tricks and the ace of spades down four for a loss of 800 points. At the other table, the bidding was exactly the same, except that East conservatively declined not to double five clubs. West then led the king of spades rather than a trump. Renee Mancuso, South, took the spade ace and led a diamond to the king and ace. East cashed a heart and returned a spade, ruffed in dummy. Declarer then embarked on a complete crossruff, scoring eight trumps, the spade ace and the diamond queen (which East unaccountably failed to ruff) to finish down one, -50. The net gain of 750 points gave the U.S. a 13-IMP pickup on the deal. Be Inspired..Be Captivated... with even more gardens. Regular Garden Admission Valid through 12/31/13 $1 OFFPhoto Credit: Dennis Goodman 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112 / 877.433.1874 / WWW.NAPLESGARDEN.ORGStroll through 170 acres of lush tropical cultivated gardens and native preserve. Enjoy gardens inspired by landscapes from around the world. Whether youd prefer to relax in a hammock, learn new gardening techniques, or snap some pictures of a Javanese Ruin, youll nd there are no lack of activities or sights at the Garden.Six Cultivated Gardens including a Childrens Garden with splash fountain, Buttery House, Walking Trails and 90-Acre Preserve FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013


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PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Albertos on Fifth, 868 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 430-1060 Serving Northern Italian cuisine not the heavy, marinara-drenched fare that dominates Italian restaurants in Southwest Florida Albertos is a breath of fresh air. Chef-owner Alberto Varetto hails from Torino and presided over the kitchen of the venerable Sale e Pepe on Marco Island for more than 10 years. Youll find no massproduced pasta here. Only freshly made ribbons of pappardelle and taglierini are good enough to be laced with Varettos ragouts; only hand-folded envelopes of agnolotti, raviolini and tortelloni are worthy of being stuffed with meats, cheeses and herbs. Flavor pairings such as plump sea scallops with lush lobster sauce and sweet onion confit, and salty pr osciutto with sweet roasted pears and peppery baby arugula, are well conceived. If the to-die-for taglierini with pesto and copious amounts of jumbo lump crabmeat is a fair indication, the fresh pasta dishes are not to be missed. Portions are reasonably sized so we left feeling fully satisfied but not stuffed. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012 Alpine Restaurant, Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 325-9499 Step into Alpine Restaurant and be instantly transported to that lovely part of the world filled with snow-capped mountains and comforting food. Theres ribsticking goulash and hearty schnitzel, plus lighter options, charming service and a dining room that seems lifted whole from some cozy Austrian village. Start off with a bowl of goulash, filled with beef, pork and vegetables or, even better, the sauerkraut soup, with strands of sauerkraut, smoked pork, potatoes and mushrooms. The chicken version of Alpine schnitzel (pork is another option) is marinated, grilled then topped off with provolone and a fried egg. Served with bacon-laced farmers potatoes and a medley of green beans, red peppers, peas and water chestnuts, its a satisfying meal that guarantees leftovers. The knedlovepro-zelo, a traditional Czech dish, features pork, dumplings and sauerkraut and is delicious. A fitting finish is the aptly named Triple Yummy crepe, a delicate pancake filled with Nutella, bananas and strawberries. Beer and (basic) wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2013Big Hickory Seafood Grille, 26107 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs; 992-0991 For years, the restaurant has been known for pairing seafood with unlikely ingredients grouper and bananas, for example and thus showcasing the flavors of Florida and the Caribbean in innovative ways. Its location exploits the rustic charm of a marina that dates to 1969 and affords an impressive view of bay waters, mangrove islands and the finned and feathered inhabitants of each. The apple mango grouper is among the restaurants recent fruit-andfish combination and it upholds the tasty tradition. The fish was nicely bronzed and its thick flakes perfectly moist; the sweetness of the apple-mango salsa served on top was nicely contrasted by a tart passion fruit sauce. Some dishes seem overpriced, such as the better-than-average conch fritters at $14 for a half-dozen, but the generously portioned shrimp and lobster scampi is worth every penny at $29. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2012 Maguro Sushi & Steak House, 895 Wiggins Pass Road, Naples; 5910003 Easily accessible but not so easy to find, Maguro is worth seeking out. Tucked into an outparcel at the corner of U.S. 41 and Wiggins Pass Road (sharing a parking lot with Bealls, Petco and other big-boxers), Maguro offers well-executed sushi and cooked entrees in one dining room and the full teppanyaki show and meal in another, both drenched in cool blue lights. The drink menu is inventive, too. The lychee martini is a standout. As for the food, everything we tasted, from the yellowtail nigiri to the Snow White roll (shrimp tempura and sliced cucumber, seaweed and rice topped with white tuna and unsweetened coconut, finished with spicy mayo and coconut sauce) to the miso soup, vegetable tempura and the shrimp and salmon hibachi combo, was carefully prepared and plated. The coconut bombe with layers of coconut cake, coconut custard and coconut icing proved an excellent finale for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2013Michelbobs Champion Ribs, 371 Airport Pulling Road, Naples; 643-7427 Michelbobs signature spice rub enhances its slow-smoked Danish baby backs, a mustard and paprika blend presented in shakers on every table just in case you want an extra punch of flavor. There are also two bottled sauces to slather on the meaty bones one tangy with mustard (complex and well balanced) and one smoky-sweet (tasting heavily of Liquid Smoke). All of which is enough to satisfy anyone with a serious hankering for good ribs. The baby backs truly stood out from the rest of the meal. The flesh was tender enough to slip off easily and had those crispy edges that just add a little extra texture to the experience. The barbecued chicken had rubbery skin and lacked much in the way of seasoning. A smoked pork dinner had an ample stack of sliced meat but was somewhat dry. Among the side dishes, the smoky-sweet baked beans studded with chunks of pork were a real standout. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor (239) 530-2225 $500 in CASH and PRIZES! Live with Arrow 94.5! CONTEST STARTS AT 6pm! Call 530-2225 if you have what it takes! 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The Counter culture is one the whole family can embraceIts a given that burgers, fries and a soda are the three major food groups embraced by Americas kids. Its hard to deny them their staple foods, yet parents feel guilt loading them up with the stuff of fast-food chains, which is notoriously laden with salt and meat for which none of the big chains lays claim to sourcing from animals that are humanely raised free of hormones and antibiotics. But The Counter does. It offers 100 percent natural Angus beef, from humanely raised cows that are devoid of hormones and antibiotics. This recent arrival at Mercato also uses trans-fat free oils and offers vegan veggie burgers along with a dozen cheeses, 32 topping options, 23 sauces, six buns (including gluten free) and even a salad in lieu of a bun. (The company claims more than 312,000 possible combinations. Ill take its word for that.) Talk about having it your way! Also available are fries (regular, chili or sweet potato), fried dill pickles, crispy onion strings and, for the health-conscious, side salads and grilled vegetables. Perhaps my favorite innovation here is that milkshakes and malts come kid-friendly or in an adult version, which can include a shot of any alcoholic beverage in the house. The Counter truly offers something for everyone in a lovely setting that will satisfy kids (who wont have to be shushed constantly) and adults (who long for a break from hard plastic seats and a barrage of movie co-promotions and mascots). The bright dining room boasts roomy booths, banquettes, high seats at the bar and a spacious outdoor dining space (weather permitting). Walls have framed photos of what appear to be local waters, bicyclists and other soothing outdoor scenes. A bar filled with immaculate and well-placed bottles of beer, wine and distilled beverages takes up most of one wall, while large windows dominate the front and part of one side. The effect is cheerful, and the mix of voices, many of which came from multi-generational groups of diners, was upbeat. The staff here gets special mention for its graciousness. The manager who seated us asked us if it was our first time there. When we said yes, he spent several minutes explaining the structure of the menu. He was followed almost immediately by Melanie, our effervescent and ultra-sharp server who added still more to our Counter culture education. So, heres how it works: Burgers are a la carte and come in three sizes 1/3 pound ($9), 2/3 pound ($12) and 1 pound ($15). Thats the weight AFTER cooking, not before, as is the norm. Although the prices might sound like a lot for a burger, keep in mind that these are high-quality burgers angus (if you choose beef) or vegan, bison, turkey or chicken. The price also includes your choice of cheese, up to four toppings (a few premium ones cost another $1), sauce and bun. Fries, onion strings and such range from $2 for a single order of fries to $6.50 for the Fifty-Fifty, with plenty of sweet potato fries and crispy onion strings for sharing. For kids, two mini burgers with cheese and applesauce or fries are $6; grilled cheese, ham-and-cheese or PB&J sandwiches are $4-$6. Considering what we were contemplating eating, we reluctantly skipped the adult milkshakes and sampled two of the specialty house drinks: a tasty Margarita Fresca and the Dazzle (Bombay Sapphire gin, pineapple juice, ginger ale, lime and a touch of grenadine). Both were expertly mixed, icy cold and delicious on a hot summer evening. The menu prices them at $9, but we were charged $6 each, which Im supposing was a happy hour price. The sweet potato fries and crispy onion strings were excellent, properly fried, devoid of grease, with good flavor on their own but made better by the three sauces served with them: ranch, smoky barbecue and a mildly spicy horseradish sauce. This is considered an appetizer, so be careful not to fill up before the main attraction. Constructing a burger from all those ingredients might prove too taxing or unnecessary for some diners. In that case, consider an offering such as the Old School burger ($9), which suited my dining companion just fine. Its 1/3 pound beef with Tillamook cheddar, lettuce, red onion, pickle, tomato and red relish. Ordered medium well, it came out with just a pink blush and was just what my companion desired. The meat was moist and the toppings were cleverly constructed so as to remain on the bun when you picked it up. I ventured into unknown territory, starting with a turkey burger and adding Gruyere, cole slaw, grilled pineapple, roasted corn and black bean salsa, sauted onions and ginger soy glaze on a wheat bun. Wow! What a great combination and, once again, the items were layered on the bun so that it didnt crumble at first touch. The slaw and sauce came on the side and, because the slaw wasnt creamy, it was easy to add to the mix while I used the sauce as a dip. I cant imagine really desiring dessert after all that food, but perhaps skipping the fries and onion strings might make it more likely. We gamely tried (and failed) to polish off a large chocolate brownie ($5), which was served warm with ice cream ($2), chocolate and caramel sauces and whipped cream. We had a few bites but couldnt make much of a dent. Our server offered to box it up for us to take home. Uh, no thanks. I didnt want to hear it calling to me from the refrigerator at midnight. The Counter is clearly different from the herd of burger joints that line Americas byways. Kids are going to love it and, better yet, so will the parents. You can count on that. EARLY DINNER2 Entres & a Bottle of Wine by Coastal Vines, CA $ 34.95Offered Daily 4pm-Closing 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | www.V | Live Entertainment Daily from 8:30pmFine Mediterranean Cuisine BAR SPECIAL 1/2 Price BeveragesApps. $3.50 & up Select Wines $15 per bottleOffered Daily 3:30 7pm Cannot combine with other promotions! In the Bar Lounge OnlyLUNCH SPECIALMain Course & Soda, Coffee or Iced Tea $ 12.95Offered Daily for Lunch NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 4-10, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 CUISINE KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBuild your own burger such as this one that contains 1/3 pound turkey burger, Gruyere, grilled pineapple, roasted corn and black bean salsa, sauteed onions, cole slaw and ginger soy glaze on a wheat bun. The Counter Custom Built Burgers>> Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $2-$6.50; entrees, $8-$15 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Booths, banquettes, at the bar and outdoor tables >> Specialties of the house: Burgers and more burgers along with adult beverages >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.thecounterburger.comRatings: Food: 1/2Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 9110 Strada Place, Mercato, Naples; 566-0644 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor For a sweet finish, the oversized brownie comes with ice cream, caramel and chocolate sauce. The Fifty-Fifty offers customers a chance to taste two crunchy treats by picking from sweet potato fries, regular ones and crispy onion strings.