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INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A28 HEALTHY LIVING A30 PETS A34 DIVA DIARIES A35 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 HOUSE HUNTING B10 OPEN HOUSE MAP B30 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C20 SAVE THE DATE C24 CUISINE C29-33 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 8 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 College retailSchool logos tied to stuff far and wide. B1 Russian treasuresExhibit showcases paintings Rescued from the Flames. C1 Holiday gift guideRing in the season with the perfect presents for family and friends. INSIDE Gentle lessonsAfghanistan veteran pens a childrens holiday story with important messages. A6 Retired Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Molloy dishes on SWFL cases hes tried A8BY ROGER WILLIAMS RWILLIAMS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM THE CAPE CORAL HOSPITAL BUSTFALLEN LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER VICKI LOPEZ-LUKISSEX AND HUMAN TRAFFICKINGMAFIOSI HITMEN GILBERT FERNANDEZ JR. AND HUBERT CRISTIEMORE Doug MolloyVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY BY R OG ER WILLIAM S RWILLIAM S@ FL O RIDAWEEKLY. COM CASES H o l i d a y g i f t g u i d e Even as she walked down the aisle, a beautiful teen-aged bride, Christy knew she was making a mistake marrying Ben, the man shed dated for two years. There had been warning signs, but I always made excuses, she says now. I didnt recognize it as abuse. During the course of two decades and the birth of three children, Ben grew progressively more controlling. He forced his wife to give up her job, denied her access to their bank accounts and credit cards and doled out only scraps of cash. Still, she thought it was all part of being married. Ben chose what television shows the family watched and what his preteen daughter wore. No one went anywhere on their own. Eventually, Ben stopped Christy and the children from seeing her family. (Names have SEE HEALING, A14 BY KAREN FELDMANSpecial to Florida Weekly FGCU program helps domestic-abuse victims piece battered lives back together

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 7 Dangers of Foot/Ankle Deformities DR. LAM ** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. FAHIM DPM AACFAS DR. TIMM FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. ADARVE DPM Now accepting new patients: North, Central and East Naples:(239) 430-3668www.NaplesPodiatrist.com1) Flat feet or high arches can cause your knees, hips, back to have massive pain 2) Unattended tendon injuries can cause permanent disability 3) Ingrown Nails can cause deadly MRSA infections 4) Diabetic foot infections are the leading cause of amputations 5) Bunions can lead to debilitating arthritis 6) Feeling of a pebble in your foot can be a nerve tumor 7) Heel/Achilles Conditions: If not treated early, will lead to chronic pain *Noninvasive Shockwave Therapy as used by the pros, now here for you. ** Scan to see Dr. Lam talk about foot & ankle trauma and the latest in technology COMMENTARYDown these mean streetsA long time ago, an investigative reporter named Peter Franceschina pulled up a chair next to mine at the bar, ordered a pint, and slapped down a piece of paper. Youre always talking about honor, he said, giving the word a slightly corrosive ring. Ever seen this? Hed printed out the words of Raymond Chandler, writing not in one of his hardbitten detective novels, but in an essay, The Simple Art of Murder. The words described the character Chandler molded most famously in his fiction. Chandler: a World War I veteran, a drinker, a man who was clinically depressed. Chandler: arguably one of the great literary stylists of 20th-century American fiction. When I read the words, I thought they described my friend himself, the frequently solitary Franceschina, along with another friend and investigative reporter, Lee Melsek. I thought they described my father, too, who was not an easy man to live with but he was the best man Ive ever lived with. In the 15 intervening years since I took Chandlers passage to heart, Ive recognized a few other men and women through his looking glass, as well. Robert Hilliard, for example, the Sanibel-based novelist, playwright, and professor emeritus. A combat-wounded World War II veteran, he survived the Battle of the Bulge at 19 to help rescue about 10,000 Jews from American mistreatment in the months following the German surrender. His daughter, Mara Verhayden-Hilliard. A Columbia University Law School grad, she could have made millions practicing corporate law or working as a defense attorney for wealthy lawbreakers. Instead, she helped form the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in Washington, D.C., to protect the rights of the many. Laura Germino and Greg Asbed. Brown University graduates, together they founded the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and spent the last two decades improving the lives of thousands of the most poor and most important contributors to our well-fed society immigrant and migrant farm workers. Jeff Cull. A Naval Academy graduate and retired Navy commander who flew jets off aircraft carriers, he decided to become an investigative reporter and later a co-owner and the executive editor of this paper. Investigative reporters are often unpopular, because often they have to investigate people with power, money and influence who are very popular which is also true of federal prosecutors. Especially Doug Molloy (his professional story appears on the front page this week). Molloy: the long-haired, cowboy-booted hotshot of an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Floridas Middle District who retired last month after decades spent busting bad guys in state and federal court. Molloy: a film expert, a mesmerizing storyteller and writer, an aging but unrepentant rock n roller with the ferocity of a warrior and the instinctive lyricism of a poet. Molloy: an intensely loyal and proud father. The week he quit, he had both knees replaced. A few days later suited and booted he hobbled out to meet me. Are you in pain? I asked. This is nothing, he replied. Ive been married three times. All of these men and women have one thing in common: In the most literal and forceful sense, theyre patriots, as worthy of the title as any founding father or mother, or as any Marine or soldier or sailor. None are flag wavers, however. Instead, theyre scarred, starred and barred characters of the most resilient variety. Everybody has a story, Molloy told me. Some had parents who werent perfect. Some had parents who died too young. Some had family members who died too young. Some had spouses who werent perfect. And some of them arent perfect themselves, as hard as that is to believe. But all of them fly the same imperative banner above their lives. These are its colors: Insist on the rule of law, the Constitutional freedoms, and equal rights. Practice personal tolerance and compassion when possible but employ fierce resolve when required. And finally, always go armed with that single blood-shedding, gut-busting, no-retreat notion: either do the right thing, or go down trying. When he was 16, he told me, Molloy ran across the same lines by Chandler that Peter Franceschina shared with me years ago, and Im about to share with you. They helped shape his life. Heres what Chandler wrote: Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world. I do not care much about his private life; he is neither a eunuch nor a satyrif he is a man of honor in one thing, he is that in all things. He is a relatively poor man, or he would not be a detective at all. He is a common man or he could not go among common people. He has a sense of character, or he would not know his job. He will take no mans money dishonestly and no mans insolence without due and dispassionate revenge. He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him. He talks as the man of his age talks that is, with rude wit, a lively sense of the grotesque, a disgust for sham, and a contempt for pettiness. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live in, without becoming too dull to be worth living in. s W t J m

PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 Talking turkey about climate changeAnother extreme weather event disrupted one of the most popular traditions here in the United States, Thanksgiving. Meteorologists at The Weather Channel named the winter storm Boreas, after the ancient Greek god of the north wind, the bringer of winter. They report that at least 14 people have been killed by the storm, and 58 million people have been impacted. Boreas dumped snow and freezing rain across the northeast of the country on the busiest travel days of the years. TV weather reports follow a standard format: the intrepid crew stands alongside a snowy highway or at an airport with stranded passengers. Why not use these fossilfueled backdrops as an opportunity to discuss climate change? Why not talk about how our lifestyles, so profoundly dependent on greenhouse gas emissions, from driving cars to flying in planes, contribute directly to disruptive weather? Climate science predicts that, as the planet warms, extreme weather events of all types will increase in their frequency and their severity. The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research is an organization based in Britain, bringing together scientists and other experts to research, assess and communicate the unfolding realities of global warming. Scientists from the Tyndall Centre attended last weeks United Nations climate summit in Warsaw, Poland. Kevin Anderson is the deputy director of the center. While Warsaw is a two-hour flight from Manchester, he spent 23 hours in transit, taking trains. The carbon dioxide emissions from flying... its sort of emblematic of modern life, for the wealthy few of us, that it symbolizes what we do, day in, day out. We dont think twice about burning more and more carbon, Anderson told me. He says a radical shift is needed, immediately, in how we live our lives, in order to avert climate-change-related disaster. If you sit in on the big plenary sessions, what you hear are these ministers with sort of platitudes and We must do something about it all motherhood and apple pie... we have our cake, and we can eat it. The science is showing this is completely misguided, Anderson said of the U.N. climate negotiations. The conference grants one member of the youth delegation time at the podium. This year, Marian Hussein Osman, a Somali youth climate activist from Mogadishu, addressed the crowd: Where human existence is non-negotiable, youve made a 21-year wager on our future. ... Greed and the petty interests of a minority should not rob us of what have become inarguably inalienable human rights. With our homes, livelihoods and even geophysical existences at risk, raised ambition on climate change is not optional; it is vital. Near the end of the summit, close to 800 people walked out, declaring Warsaw the worst summit to date. They wore signs reading, Polluters Talk, We Walk, since the UN process in Warsaw was, for the first time, co-sponsored by the coal and petroleum industries. As the hundreds of NGO representatives and activists gathered for the walkout in the atrium in Warsaws National Stadium, the site of the climate summit, Kumi Naidoo, the executive director of Greenpeace International, took the microphone: Our message to our political leaders: Understand that nature does not negotiate. You cannot change the science. And we have to change political will. And its within their capacity to do that, and they cannot drag their feet any longer. Those who walked out wore a second message as well: the Spanish word, Volveremos, and its English translation, We Will Be Back. Jamie Henn of captured the spirit of the walkout, and the collective pledge among those gathered to intensify grassroots organizing, on a global scale: Were beginning to figure out that to make progress on climate, we cant just come to these conferences and ask leaders for action; we really need to take on the industry itself. 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. OPINIONThe new climate deniersThere are few things sadder than the climate denier. He ignores the data and neglects the latest science. His rhetoric and policy proposals are dangerously disconnected from reality. He cant recalibrate to take account of the latest evidence because, well, hes a denier. The new climate deniers are the liberals who, despite their obsession with climate change, have managed to miss the biggest story in climate science, which is that there hasnt been any global warming for about a decade and a half. Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earths surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar, The Economist magazine writes. The world added roughly 100 billion tons of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO2 put there by humanity since 1750. Yet, no more warming. The Economist has been decidedly alarmist on global warming through the years, so it deserves credit for pausing to consider why the warming trend it expected to continue has mysteriously stalled out. The deniers feel no such compunction. A denier feels the same righteous sense of certitude now, when warming has stopped, as he did a decade ago. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson recently opined that sensible people accept the fact of warming but apparently not the fact of no-warming. He scorned those who manipulate the data in transparently bogus ways to claim that warming has halted or even reversed course. Does he include James Hansen, the famous NASA scientist, among these dastardly manipulators? No one this side of Al Gore has warned as persistently about global warming as Hansen. He nonetheless admits that the five-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade. None of this means that the Earth didnt get hotter in the 20th century, or that carbon emissions dont tend to create a warmer planet, or that warming wont necessarily begin again. It does mean that we know less about the fantastically complex global climate system than global-warming alarmists have been willing to admit. The Economist notes the work of Ed Hawkins of the University of Reading in Britain. He has found that if global temperatures stay the same for a few more years, they will fall below the range of 20 climate models. In other words, the scientific consensus will have been proven wrong. Why the stall in warming? According to The Economist, maybe weve overestimated the warming impact of clouds. Or maybe some clouds cool instead of warm the planet. Or maybe the oceans are absorbing heat from the atmosphere. Although the surface temperature of the oceans hasnt been rising, perhaps the warming is happening deep down. James Hansen thinks new coal-fired plants in China and India, releasing so-called aerosols into the atmosphere that act to suppress warming, may be partly responsible for the stasis in temperatures. Hey, but dont worry. The science is all settled. What is beginning to seem more likely is that the sensitivity of the global climate to carbon emissions has been overestimated. If so, the deniers will be the last to admit it. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. i a m A c f amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly 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 Wendy Devereaux Paul Heinrich Elliot Taylor Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerCameo Hinman chinman@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan Cori Higgins Aron Hubers Mary Watts 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. 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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 FINAL HOURS Evenings & Sundays by appointmentFort Mye14125 S. Tamiami TrailSanibel 1025 Periwinkle WayNaples 5015 Tamiami Trail N.Custom Window Treatments | Award-Winning Design Services Fine Furniture | Unique Accessories | Heirloom Rugs FINANCING FOR 12 MONTHS ANY ORDER OVER $1200%0 IN-STOCK ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR TALENTED DESIGN PROFESSIONALS! INQUIRE WITHIN. 2-4-1 SALEON SELECT ALL-LEATHER RECLINERS Buy one get one FREE just in time for the Holidays!Hurry! Limited Quantities Available.the holidays are twice as nice during our RELAX. RECLINE. REPEAT. Distinctlnorris Looking for a special holiday book for a certain child in your life? I recommend The Jolly Shop by Walter Lee Johnson, a delightful Christmas adventure that teaches youngsters about the gift of giving in such a way they wont even realize theyre getting a lesson. Its also a story about kindness, the spirit of Christmas, believing without seeing and the importance of teamwork. After growing old and getting more and more bitter by the day, Mr. Cringe decides to get even and share his deprived childhood with the rest of the world. Using the ingenuity he inherited from his father, he devises a way to replace Christmas with a little something of his own. He works and schemes to create a device to deliver his madness and frustration all in one night. Come Christmas Eve, all thats left to do is touch the button, and mayhem and revenge will be his. Will the evil Mr. Cringe ruin Christmas for all of the children? Or will Santas elves save the day? Suffice it to say effective teamwork comes into play here. The author dedicates his book in honor of the men and woman who serve our country; a few are mentioned by name. Mr. Johnson conceived the idea for The Jolly Shop while he was deployed in Afghanistan during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. No matter how big a role I may have had over there, I never felt like it was enough, he says. I always looked at the bigger picture, the grand scheme of things, and came to the conclusion that I had much more to share than just serving my country. He hopes to have a bigger overall impact now by bringing smiles to children and families through his book. He grew up in Rock Springs, Wyo., and excelled in writing at school, he believes, because his mother read to him when he was young. He recalls being fascinated by her ability to draw words from the symbols on the pages. After attending Western Wyoming Community College from 1996 to 1998, and the University of Maryland for two years, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1998 to 2009, when he retired on a medical disability. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, working out, writing and being a part of Celebration Church at Cambier Park. He lives with his canine kids, a mastiff, a bulldog and a Chiweenie. For each copy of The Jolly Shop he sells, Walter is donating $1 to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Find it at or at bobHARDEN e-mail: PROFILES IN PARADISEAfghanistan veteran pens a childrens holiday story Talking points with Walter Lee JohnsonMentor: My uncle, Lee Hughs in Rock Springs, Wyo. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I really had no idea. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Fishing. Guilty pleasures: Ice cream. One thing on your bucket list: I would like to nish my screenplay and see it on the big screen. Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I could play piano and guitar. Advice for kids: Treat everyone as you would be treated, with respect. Something thats been on your mind: My niece, Kayleigh. Shes my whole world. What makes you laugh? See above. Shes hysterical. Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: I dont know why, but people are surprised when they nd out things about me that I normally never talk about. For example, I received the Abe Schneider Award from the St. Johns County Sheriffs Department a while back. I had pulled a man out of a burning vehicle and got him out just in time. Its not something I ever bring up. When my last girlfriend asked why I never told her, I simply replied, You never asked. What are you most proud of? My time in the service and who I am. First job: I worked for a beer and soft drink distributor during high school, loading the bays in the great big beer trucks. What the Paradise Coast really needs: I like it the way it is. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The simplicity and good energy.

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 YOU HAVE TO WONDER HOW HE DID IT SO well for so long kick off a career in his roaring 20s before he understood the consequences, then spend the next three decades confronting the dark side: the most murderous and predatory reprobates, the most uninhibited good-timers and bribe-taking party boys, the most arrogant and beautifully attired corporate managers and public officials, all violators of state or federal law and all manufactured in the U.S.A. He did the last 22 years of that tour in the relatively understated elegance of federal courtrooms here, with their brushedglass lighting, their burnished dark woods and partial views of cityscape and river. He rose to his feet hundreds of times after the gavel dropped. And every single time he offered this simple salute in the lists, this resistance to tyranny and injustice: Douglas Molloy, for the United States. When people heard that, they took hope. Or they felt fear. Neither of which mattered, at least at that moment to the now 57-year-old federal prosecutor who pulled the plug on his career last month. Mr. Molloy retired as assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida, leaving behind a comprehensive anatomy of federal justice, American-style. What mattered was nailing the worst of the bad guys, the graduates, as he calls them. Not the first-timers, not the teenage would-be gang bangers, but people who had escalated their troublemaking for a long time. Or people who had chosen carefully and conscientiously to do wrong. The response of the nation to such individuals, at least as defined by the Justice Department, is both measured and implacable. Its also rational, fierce and fair, brooking no privilege of wealth or status, but accepting no excuse of underprivilege or ignorance. I think prosecution is all about the responsible use of power, Mr. Molloy explains. If youre interested in doing the right thing, thats who we are. We: the men and women who work out of 93 district offices representing the U.S. Attorney nationwide and in the territories, including three Sunshine State districts: the southern, the middle district that encompasses Southwest Florida and the northern. Words like justice and truth theyre not just words in a graphic novel that refer to a superhero, Mr. Molloy insists. Those are real things. Those are real goals. So what a cool job, to stand up and say, Douglas Molloy, for the United States. Here, Florida Weekly recalls what that meant through a few of his cases, in a state and region that he first embraced as his own at the age of 9. Thats when his mother moved him to Florida from Massachusetts, never to return unfortunately for many a federal lawbreaker here.Mort, Dick and Vicki (Goldberg, Steele and Lopez-Lukis) SOME OF THEM HE EVEN KNEW AND LIKED, which might have been one of the difficulties in seeking justice where he grew up connected. If hed let it be. He sat on their laps or listened to them hob-knob with his dad, a county planning director, in the family living room onceupon-a-time. Sometimes they were men who had partied with his old man in the most prestigious and deal-making hideyhole on the southwest coast, known as the Rod and Gun Club. They thought that might matter. But they thought wrong. Mort Goldberg (once a prominent attorney and community leader) and Dick Steele (once the county tax collector) both called me up the night before they were sentenced and asked, you know, if Id fix it. For old times sake, he recalls of two of Lee Countys most prominent cases. His pause is brief. But see, I dont believe in old-times sake. Instead, he believes in truth and justice. For Morton Goldberg, that became clear when the well-known downtown lawyer pleaded guilty to money-laundering and mail fraud in 1995, and went to jail on the tide of Mr. Molloys unrelenting prosecution. That followed on the heels of Mr. Molloys prosecution of Dick Steele, a savvy Lee County tax collector who finally pleaded guilty in 1992 to theft, money laundering, income-tax evasion and embezzlement, which he practiced all over Southwest Florida. Mr. Steeles ostentatious tastes didnt help his case: He let taxpayers spend $80,000 to buy him recreational vehicles, and he funneled county checks to a private citizen, who then cashed them and returned $78,000 to Mr. Steele. Mr. Steele was a very intelligent, very good public official, and Mr. Goldberg was a community leader, says Mr. Molloy. I believe both of these basically good men got caught up in the idea that whatever they did would not be investigated or prosecuted. That may be the same idea, he notes, that brought down one-time Lee County commissioners Vicki Lopez-Lukis in the 1990s, and Tammy Hall more recently (Ms. Hall pleaded guilty in October to using $33,000 from her campaign fund to pay her mortgage and buy clothes at a department store. She has not yet been sentenced). Thats not a guess, thats what Goldberg and Steele believed, he says. So they could rationalize things in their mind by saying, Who did I really hurt? Not understanding that public integrity or trust in our government and community leaders was something that could be damaged at a great cost in Southwest Florida. Felons dont grasp that notion quickly. They never could let go of the idea that they hadnt really done anything wrong. So even just before they went to jail, they called and wanted me to fix this. Im not a mean guy, but there is no such thing as good-old-boys-for-oldtimes sake. And my fathers relationship with them had absolutely nothing to do with their criminal activities.Dealing with real killersHIS DAY OFTEN STARTED LIKE THIS: UP IN the morning, don the suit, pull on the needlenosed cowboy boots hes never stopped wearing, the ones that won him the local tag, Wyatt Earp. Silence the Dire Straits lyrics banging around in his head or those from 1,000 other groups or songs (You get your money for nothin and your chicks for free, sure. But not if you broke the law doing it on Molloys watch). Review the Latin lesson for the day, which he keeps inscribed in an incomplete scrapbook of old news reports about his cases, clipped out and presented by his mother: Lupus est homo homini. Man is a wolf to man. Then drive to the federal courthouse. He learned early on, in his first job as a state prosecutor, to argue his cases as a pragmatist, not an emotionalist influenced by the horror of predatory human behavior. Take his prosecution in 1991 of mob murderers Gilbert Fernandez Jr. and Hubert Cristie for the executions of three men, in Broward County, as a state prosecutor just before he joined the U.S. Attorneys office based in Fort Myers. Mr. Molloy had to spend extended periods of time with a narcoleptic bodybuilder about as callous as they come, Michael Carbone Jr. He was my main witness. He held the three men while Fernandez shot them in the back of the head, he recalls. Which would also make Mr. Carbone a murderer, or at least an accessory to murder, working with men who not only shot people, but allegedly cut them into pieces on fishing boats and used them for chum, or simply cut their throats and left them for dead 10 of them, investigators said. He was what we had, explains Molloy of his witness, so we had to decide do we use him (by giving him immunity from prosecution) to prosecute these others? Without Mr. Carbones testimony, the case was iffy. A pragmatist, Mr. Molloy decided he could nail two out of three on the surer bet. But there was another problem, too: Court TV.CASESRetired Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Molloy dishes on SWFL cases hes tried C L OS E D BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ Firecracker facts, storytelling truth: Doug Molloys brilliant closing arguments put killers, rapists and corrupt officials behind bars.ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYFERNANDEZ JR. CRISTIE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 NEWS A9 People say, Why arent there TV cameras in the federal courtroom? Well, for good reason. When I tried the Mafia hit man, that was the first case ever on Court TV the Fernandez prosecution. The cameras arrived, and all of a sudden, the judge is wearing a better tie. All of a sudden, the arguments became more dramatic. Youre no longer really playing or attempting to direct yourself to the jury youre on TV. Which can lead very quickly to a perversion of the justice system. One of the defense attorneys was actually auditioning to represent John Gotti, Mr. Molloy recalls. It was an audition. What he did was posture the entire time, because they were watching him. He probably looked pretty good, too. But not good enough. He failed the audition, says Mr. Molloy with a modest little grin. Because he lost the trial.Officials, reporters and prosecutorsLEE MELSEK, WIDELY CELEBRATED AS ONE of the most effective and uncompromising investigative reporters in the history of the state or the region, offers few compliments. But he makes an exception in Mr. Molloys case. Hes one of the finest public servants that probably most of (the region) never knew they had, Mr. Melsek says. Federal prosecutors in this area dont get as much publicity as the locals, and Im sure that was fine with Doug. In my years as an investigative reporter in Southwest Florida, he was among the top five brightest and most honorable public officials I ever covered. The two worked from very different angles to reduce what they saw as official corruption in the county both had grown up in, and both care deeply about. That was especially true in the case of Vicki Lopez-Wolfe, as she was then known, elected to the Lee County commission in 1990. In effect, and unconsciously at first, the two worked together to expose corruption, each doing his job well. She was an outgoing, controversial, speak-her-mind commissioner and unfortunately for her, she was very candid about what she wanted, Mr. Molloy says. But she didnt understand in public life, youre not supposed to have a quid pro quo. So people who testified talked about her demands in exchange for political influence. It started with Mr. Melseks news stories. After I began exposing what Vicki Lopez was up to with the lobbyist using her to get county contracts for his clients, Goldman Sachs, Doug got involved with his own investigation, Mr. Melsek says. Mr. Molloy welcomed the help. I consider Melsek a genius-madmannewspaper-person. He provided enough information in his articles for us to go on heres a woman denying that a personal relationship outside affected her vote (on the commission). Mr. Molloys prosecutorial argument boiled down to this: that the commissioners votes on an expensive incinerator project and a waste management project depended on whom she was courting. One of her boyfriend-lobbyists at the time was downtown attorney Bruce Strayhorn, who is now married to state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto. But the most prominent of those boyfriends was Washington D.C. lobbyist S ylvester Lukis, who made money for several clients in Lee County. Under pressure, the commissioner resigned in 1993, then married Mr. Lukis in 1994 but not before denying her relationship with him. Mr. Melsek and Pete Winton, now assistant Lee County manager but then a reporter, went to Washington, located Mr. Lukis house, and watched her kiss him goodbye as he left for work one morning, exposing the extent of the relationship that affected her votes. To prosecute the case, Mr. Molloy went up against Tom Green, a man once described in The Washington Post as the meanest white-collar defense attorney in the nations capital. Wyatt Earp, as Mr. Molloy was known, didnt care. He still put her in jail, recalls Mr. Melsek in spite of the hired-gun attorney and his staff. Both the former commissioner and her husband were charged with honest services mail fraud and bribery, but the jury acquitted Mr. Lukis. Not the public official, though. She was convicted of mail fraud and spent 15 months of a 27-month sentence in jail, before her sentence was commuted in 2000 by President Bill Clinton. Then, in 2011, the conviction was overturned and expunged from her record by a Middle District judge.The arrogance themeAMONG THE MOST ARROGANT LAWBREAKers (an arguable proposition, given the competition) were three top officials at Cape Coral Hospital, who managed to hoodwink a blind-eye board of directors and bankrupt the pride of the community in the mid 1990s, costing more than 300 people their jobs. J. Michael Ward, the CEO, along with colleagues Daniel Edgar and Jay Murphy, used hospital money in copious quantities to build themselves fancy homes, buy jewelry, take a golf trip to Scotland, and buy into island resorts and strip malls. They even melted the silver from radiology strips into bars, which they then slipped out of the hospital and used to buy cocaine. Mr. Molloy caught up with them in part by having learned to trust The NewsPress reporters Peter Franceschina and Lee Melsek. I learned that if (they) said it, I was going to believe it, Mr. Molloy explains. Then he was going to check it out for himself, and prosecute it. The case was a particularly tough one, because a contractor named Carl Bailey, who did hospital work and built a $400,000 home for the CEO with money provided to him by Mr. Ward, also hired a corrupt private investigator. That P.I. falsely testified that he had seen the judge in the case, Lee Gagliardi, taking documents from a prosecutor who worked with Mr. Molloy an egregious violation of court ethics, if true. But it was a lie, one that nevertheless put pressure on Mr. Molloy and the entire justice system. Again, here comes the recurring theme of unbelievable arrogance, says Mr. Molloy. These guys, after being indicted, were in some strange sense emboldened. And they may have had substance-abuse problems. They were careening around downtown Fort Myers late at night with a bottle of Wild Turkey (whiskey) in one hand, on the phone with Peter, saying, Theyll never prove it, theyll never do it. Peter used to say, Do you know what these guys are doing? Id say, Peter, I dont prosecute drunk driving. They attempted another trick, too, Mr. Molloy says. They tried to bring in a shadowy ghost-writer to reveal all the wrongs in our case this guy was sitting in court like he was a real reporter. Thats not that unusual a tactic. Didnt work. Mr. Ward and Mr. Edgar were convicted of money laundering, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion, and sentenced to more than seven years in prison. The contractor and the private investigator were slammed with even greater sentences.The victims weaponIT DOESNT MATTER HOW GRUESOME THE details, or how horrific the events of a crime may be thats not what Mr. Molloy allowed to motivate him in the courtroom, no matter what he thought of it in private. My approach is pragmatic, its more direct and unflinching. This is how you recognize the crime, and this is what you need to bring justice. He pauses to reflect on that comment, but not for very long. Im not the victims friend. Im the victims weapon. Their friend is somebody who understands them, somebody who assists them emotionally, or with counseling or child-care or psychological help. I give the victim some power by putting the person who victimized her in jail for as long as possible. Hes thinking now of humanor sextrafficking cases, which Mr. Molloy first began to prosecute almost 15 years ago so successfully that he became internationally recognized as an expert, even speaking overseas at such venues as the Hague about human trafficking in the United States and the challenges of prosecuting cases. One of the most prominent of those was U.S. v. Jose Tecum, in which Mr. Molloy was joined by a veteran Department of Justice prosecutor named Susan French. Recalling the case and others like it from her office at the George Washington University Law School where she now teaches, Ms. French acknowledges the effect of Mr. Molloys retirement this way: The loss of not having him in the U.S. Attorneys office and working on trafficking cases cannot be understated. Late on a November evening in 1999, a woman named Maria Choz told Collier County sheriffs deputies summoned to quell a domestic squabble in Immokalee that Jose Tecum had been holding her prisoner in a house there. Mr. Tecum hailed from the same part of Guatemala as she did. He had first tried to buy her from her family there, she said. Then he raped her and threatened to kill her or her family members if she didnt travel with him to Florida. So she did. Once here, he turned her into a slave, forcing her to live in the same house with his wife and children, have sex with him when his wife was absent, and work in the fields, but turn any money she made over to him. SEE CASES, A10 View from a copFort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker, above, met and began to work with Mr. Molloy in the 1990s. Hes a guy who is always there. Hes a wealth of information, extremely bright, very good on his feet. A courtroom setting is his stage; he does it effortlessly. It pours out of him. He explodes, hes con dent not cocky, intelligent but not arrogant. Doug never took it personally. This isnt a personal business. You cant exude your own personal agenda. Its the law. You do the job, youre not arrogant or cocky, youre intelligent, justice has to be served here it is, take it or leave it, these are the facts. I thought he was fabulous in the courtroom. We were all young then. My job was to catch them, his job was to prosecute them. He would sit in on a lot of our interviews with individuals who were going to cooperate they were doing it for consideration to reduce sentence. With the feds, thats not as big a consideration, though. So some guys try to blow smoke. He would say, Here it is, this is whats going to happen, if you cant do it I understand He was the same way with everybody. He has the ability to operate with defendants families, victims families, judges, cops, juries everybody you come into contact with. Hes able to talk to them. Hes so matter of fact, so down to earth. Federal prosecutors in this area dont get as much publicity as the locals, and Im sure that was fine with Doug. In my years as an investigative reporter in Southwest Florida, he was among the top five brightest and most honorable public officials I ever covered. Lee Melsek, investigative reporter

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 Getting to know the prosecutorTHAT WAS PROBABLY THE CASE I GOT TO know Doug well on, Ms. French recalls. He has an amazing, awesome courtroom presence its a gift in terms of just trial techniques. Its his manner of examination and cross-examination. He is, number one, a storyteller in the context of the facts of the case. He did the closing argument in this case, and single-victim cases are difficult. Difficult in part, says Mr. Molloy, because the victim doesnt have records and cant identify dates or specific locations. But in this case, she could recall where she crossed a border, or a bus with a big dog on it. It wasnt a paper case. It came down to whether the jury would believe the victim, says Ms. French. Mr. Molloy addressed an American jury, applying American laws, while facing off against defense lawyers who argued that in Guatemala, it was customary for young men to treat young women the way the victim had been treated, and Mr. Tecum had therefore done nothing wrong. Jose Tecum started talking and he didnt stop for about 45 minutes, Ms. French says. We could easily have jumped up and objected. But I just remember Doug leaning over and saying, Let him go, hes going to convict himself. Then, when Mr. Molloy and Ms. French put the victim on the witness stand, Mr. Tecum began screaming at her in their native dialect (Spanish is a second or even a third language for many Guatemalans). The judge hustled everyone out of the courtroom, and the prosecutors asked her what hed said. Ms. French paraphrases the words of the victim. He said, Dont tell the jury I brought you to the States tell them someone else did. But I couldnt, because it would not be telling the truth. During the cross-examination and closing, as Mr. Molloy zeroed in on key points, he elicited an unusual reaction, not only from an impressed Ms. French, but from Laura Germino and Lucas Benitez, members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers who would later work with other victims, and with Mr. Molloy, to prosecute other slavery cases. Heres what they said, Ms. French recalls: I hope Im not ever on the witness stand when Doug is closing. Finally, he reduced the entire precedent-setting trial to a single, clear notion. Ms. French remembers him turning to the jury and asking an incredulous question: And so this man wants you to believe that he entrusted the woman he loves to a complete stranger, and then miraculously one day she finds herself on his doorstep in America and in Immokalee? Mr. Franceschina, the investigative reporter who watched Mr. Molloy work his courtroom facts into the fabric of storied truths on a number of occasions, characterizes him as brilliant in the courtroom. He did not overwork in a lawyerly way, a case. He could bring a jury to his side in a manner of minutes. The proof in that pudding, perhaps, is that such significant, non-governmental organizations as the Coalition of Immokalee Workers learned for the first time to trust, deeply trust, a government authority someone who represented the top federal law enforcement officer in the region (the U.S. Attorney). That trust does not come easily, especially when some Coalition members may be illegal immigrants. It was unprecedented, and it changed the way things worked here, Ms. Germino says. And once Mr. Molloy earned their trust, he never betrayed it. When new marching orders came down the pipe in the U.S. Attorneys office to turn up the heat on illegal immigrants several years ago, Mr. Molloy spent the end of his career finding other in his mind, more important cases to prosecute. I never prosecuted one, he says. Did that have something to do with his decision to retire now? Well, rules change and methods, and my time had come. Most prosecutors in my position only do this for about four or five years. I did it for more than 20. It was time. And now its time for something else, he admits: Doug Molloy for the defense. Told that he plans to open a practice as a defense attorney at some point, the DOJ lawyer, Susan French, is left momentarily speechless. Then she just chuckles and politely praises his integrity. Mr. Melsek, retired from reporting but not from skepticism, nevertheless sums up the past and the future most vividly, with a single story about a failure. In that failure, perhaps, the mans colors shine most brightly. I once had to meet him on a bench under the courthouse banyan tree to tell him some of his investigators had screwed up on a case. I had the story and it was going to be published. He thanked me, walked back to his office, and had the case against the suspect dismissed after confirming what I told him. Not everyone would have the courage, or the integrity, to do that, in that job. His retirement from the U.S. Attorneys office is the publics loss. But his private practice as a defense lawyer will be his clients gain. Two other Molloy casesPutting them on notice:In the late 1990s in a central Florida prison, an inmate named John R. Edwards bit a guard in the face. At 28, Mr. Edwards was HIV positive, and the assault amounted to attempted murder. He was transferred to the Charlotte Correctional Facility, where he died three days later. How he died became a cause celeb, and a case Mr. Molloy lost in the courtroom, but won across the region and the state on moral grounds, recalls former News-Press investigative reporter Peter Franceschina, who covered it. He had a very unsympathetic prisoner, who was beaten by nine guards. They just left him in his cell. There, he finally slashed his wrists. Mr. Molloy prosecuted this under the 1964 Civil Rights Act laws, and he did a good job. But the jury came back, and acquitted them. The prison guards had parked in the garage across First Street from the (old) Federal Courthouse, and the jurors ended up hugging them in the parking lot after the trial, before they all got in their cars to go out drinking together. With such a jury, the case was not going to be a winner. But Mr. Molloy had the courage to indict the case, and send up the flag. He put the Florida prison system on notice that the Justice Department wasnt going to tolerate abuse of inmates, regardless of what theyd done. The prison guard union had hired the trial defense attorneys. So Mr. Molloy lost the case, but he probably considers it a moral victory. Mr. Molloy explains why he pursued a prosecution so publicly and energetically, even though public opinion seemed to sympathize so strongly with the guards, this way. In police brutality cases (in prison), you have to try to convince the jury that even though the victims are felons, unless you obey the law, you lie to everything we do. And everything that justice in the United States is about.Busting copsIt went on for years: Collier Sheriffs Sgt. Glendell Edison would strong-arm the dope dealers and gambling operators in exchange for protection in and around Immokalee, while his friend and boss, Capt. Jim Sanders, directed him and covered for him. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Molloy ended it in federal court, convicting Mr. Edison of conspiracy to commit extortion, extortion under color of official right, and distributing (selling) both powder and crack cocaine. Mr. Edison claimed he was innocent right to the end; Mr. Sanders didnt. In 2001, he got four years, Mr. Edison got 14. Mr. Edison continues to delude himself, deny responsibility, and continues to string along the people in his community, Mr. Molloy told the Associated Press. Thats not criminal, thats just awful. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Doug Molloy remembers the cases he prosecuted over the past two decades. Bottom: Clippings from the scrapbook of Mr. Molloys mother. rd s g e d y ut I Words like justice and truth theyre not just words in a graphic novel that refer to a superhero ... Those are real things. Those are real goals. So what a cool job, to stand up and say, Douglas Molloy, for the United States. Doug MolloyCASESFrom page 9 . . I I I ha ha ha ha d d d d th th th e e e st st st or or r or y y y y an a an d d it it w w as as p pu blished. 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PAGE 12 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 Meet the Olds family, Marco Island settlers circa 1913Those of us living in Collier County today think nothing of running down to the local grocery for whatever food supplies we need for our meals. But 100 years ago, Publix wasnt on every corner or on any corner, for that matter. Back in 1913, folks in these parts had to shoot a few ducks or catch some fish in order to put food on their tables. Ive just finished reading a most delightful book about the Olds family and their pioneer lifestyle on Marco Island. The Olds family homestead was on what now is the Kays on the Beach property on Bald Eagle Drive. Into the Florida Wilderness: A Journey with Drs. Mary and Louis Olds was recently published by Marco Island author and resident Betsy Perdichizzi. No stranger to local history, Ms. Perdichizzi has written three other books on Marco Island pioneers. This latest one was made possible by the Olds family letters and diaries written over the years. Drs. Mary and Louis Olds were both homeopathic doctors who elected to leave behind the comforts of civilization in Pennsylv ania and venture to remote Southwest Florida, their three young daughters Orida, 7, Saloma, 4, and Rosalie, 2, in tow. The year was 1913. Mary and Louis met when she was 32 and he 40 years old. They married in 1894. Mary graduated from Smith College, receiving her bachelor of literature degree in 1885, and then enrolled in the prestigious Womens Medical College of Philadelphia, the nations first college to train women in medicine. Mary received her medical degree in 1892. Louis received his in 1893, upon graduation from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. The Barfields, Colliers, Doxsees and Weeks are much more familiar names in our local history. It wasnt until a most unexpected visit by a niece of Louis Olds, Martha O. Adams, who came to Marco Island in 2003 with a trunk full of diaries and letters from her family, that the Olds family story began to be told for all to enjoy. There is today a small homage paid to the family in the form of a street on Marco named Olds Court, (this is according to notes left by David Graham Copeland, Barron Colliers engineer; few people are aware of its origin). It was amazing to me to read from the daughters diaries and discover that even in their near isolation on the river near the Marco settlement, without electricity, running water or refrigeration, they were still able to entertain various guests coming to visit them by boat. And not just any guests, mind you. They included Bruce and Anne Haldeman, the son of Naples founder Walter Haldeman, who traveled by their yacht, the Bon Temps (meaning Good Times) down to Marco. When the Haldemans couldnt make the trip, they thought nothing of sending their yacht down, with Capt. Charles Stewart at the helm, to pick up the Olds family for dinner or even a few days visit up in Naples. The diaries hold accounts about such visits, when the family usually stayed at The Naples Hotel. Other well-known names of visitors to the Olds homestead include former Naples Mayor Speed Menefee and Anthony Weston (A.W.) Dimock, a successful businessman as well as author of numerous nonfiction books for children. One of his best-known books, The Book of the Tarpon, published in 1912, can still be found in print today. Mr. Dimocks son Julian, a photographer, accompanied him on numerous trips to Florida. Many of the younger Dimocks photographs will be exhibited at the Marco Island Historical Museum beginning in January. The Olds family was also visited by William Temple Hornady, the founder of New Yorks Bronx Zoo, and by Gifford Pinchot, the first chief of the United States Forest Service (and governor of Pennsylv ania), along with many other delightful characters. 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help supplement the familys small income. There are numerous entries in the diaries over the years of his picking, packing and shipping various fruits north again to supplement their meager earnings. He was very much a community-minded individual, serving as the local dentist, coroner and justice of the peace when called upon and as a preacher on occasion. While many others in the area were not as fortunate, the Olds family survived the Oct. 17, 1910, hurricane, along with their home; however, they lost nearly all the trees they had planted over the years, along with numerous other crops and plants. The three daughters were homeschooled by their mother in Latin, Greek, literature, religion and music. Another discovery I enjoyed in reading this book is that not only were they very appreciative of music in general, but the Olds family had a piano in their island home that served as a means of entertainment for both family and visitors. The diaries also held accounts of the girls regular chores, such as washing, sewing, ironing and cleaning as well as baking and cooking. At some point, the daughters were given a camera and taught to develop film as well. The diaries contain several notations about receiving Kodak supplies through the mail. I would be remiss if I did not mention the flurry of letters that were written (remember, this was way before e-mail and texts). As one who still writes letters to my family and friends, I can appreciate how exciting it must have been to take the boat out to load up on supplies and retrieve the mail. Receiving packages must have been wonderful. There are many notations by the girls of various packages being received over the years, some with clothing and others with books and magazines, which were considered prized possession. The girls maintained their diaries up until they departed the island in 1924, following yet another devastating hurricane. Many, many thanks to Ms. Perdichizzi for her painstaking work in organizing these diaries into a readable format that allows the rest of us to learn about the exploits of life in the olden days on Marco Island and that preserves a piece of local history for future generations. Maureen Sullivan-Hartung arrived in Naples in 1981. Following a years stint as a reporter for the former weekly Everglades Echo newspaper, she began freelancing. The History Press in South Carolina published her first book, Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby, in 2010. Learn more at www. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 A13 THE TOP 7 REASONSTO SWITCH TO XFINITY. 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All backed by the 30-Day Money-Back Comcast Customer Guarantee.SM NO TERM CONTRACT REQUIREDINCLUDESCONSTANT GUARD(A $360 VALUE)a month for 12 months19$GET STARTED WITH ECONOMY PLUS INTERNET99 OLDSFrom page 1Put museum gift shop on your list of local places to shop for holiday giving BY MAUREEN-SULLIVAN HARTUNGFlorida Weekly CorrespondentNestled among the trees at the Collier County Government Complex grounds and across the street from the Collier County Courthouse, the Collier County Museum is filled with interesting displays about local history. Visitors these days are reminded to check out the museums new-andimproved gift shop as they check their holiday shopping lists. The shop is bursting at its seams with things from A to Z. We have alligators and artwork, books of all kinds, chocolates and dolls and even fish-shaped handbags. Theres also jewelry and many keepsake items, masks and notecards, tote bags and T-shirts. Free gift-wrapping is offered, and members of Friends of the Museum enjoy extra savings. While local history is the main focus of the gift shop, we highly support our local authors from this genre, and have many autographed volumes in stock for that history buff on your Christmas list. Book club members should consider some of our titles for inclusion on the New Years reading lists. In addition to our many colorful childrens books including coloring books, as well as a few teen selections we also have plush, stuffed snakes and gators, some sharks teeth and lots more thats sure to please the youngsters on your list. In keeping with the local theme, we have recently partnered with Once Upon a Bean, the chocolatier that provides us with chocolate bars and bear claws made with cashews, as well as hostess gifts of various chocolates at most reasonable prices. For camera buffs and environmentalists, we have on hand merchandise from famed fine art photographer Clyde Butcher (whose fascinating Cuba exhibit is on display at the museum through Jan. 15). Mr. Butcher has graciously agreed to a special holiday signing of his books, images and calendars at the museum gift shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Admission is free, and holiday refreshments will be served. The 200-squarefoot gift shop is managed by the Friends of the Collier County Museums, a nonprofit agency whose mission is to support the five Collier County museums and to promote an appreciation our local history and the understanding of how what came before us will influence our future. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Proceeds from gift shop sales enable the Friends to provide transportation to and from the museum for private, public and home-schooled children throughout the county. We also underwrite the annual Old Florida Festival (mark your calendars for March 8-9, the festivals 25th anniversary), and cover the costs of the annual USO Show held each Veterans Day at our Naples Depot museum location. Next year we will also celebrate the centennial anniversary of the settlement of the Robert Roberts Ranch in Immokalee. For more information about the museums or about joining the Friends organization, call the gift shop at 252-8477 or visit the museum website at or the Friends website at www. MAUREEN SULLIVAN-HARTUNG / FLORIDA WEEKLYA young visitor at the Collier County Museum is captivated by local history.

PAGE 14 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 been changed to protect the family.) She was thinking about leaving when her daughter, Heather, delivered news that propelled Christy into action: Ben had been sexually abusing her. When Ben went to work the next morning, she hustled the kids into the car and headed straight to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. In the two months they spent there, a legal advocate helped Christy obtain a temporary injunction barring Ben from contacting her or the children. That was when the familys life began to change for the better, through the efforts of the shelter staff, the judicial system, an instructor and students from FGCU who together are helping domestic-violence victims become survivors. THE UNLIKELY SETTING FOR THIS unique program is Naples, best known for its lush beaches, sprawling estates and idyllic lifestyle. But beauty and riches aside, a malevolent force rages behind the walls of wealthy private enclaves, well-manicured middle-class neighborhoods and hardscrabble farmworker villages. Victims are primarily women but some are men, too. They are of all skin colors, ages and faiths. They range from undocumented workers to the seemingly pampered spouses of tycoons. Behind closed doors the abusers brutalize their partners and often their children and pets physically, sexually, emotionally, economically and psychologically. For victims with no money, or who are in the country illegally, or who are too embarrassed or isolated from family and friends to ask for help, it can seem as if there is no way out. Thats where The Shelter for Abused Women & Children comes in, along with the Childrens Advocacy Center and Legal Aid Service of Collier County. Joining them are people such as David Steckler, an attorney and FGCU legal studies instructor, who brings with him a growing number of student interns. Working through the auspices of Legal Aid, Mr. Steckler has represented domestic violence victims without charge for several years, but increased his involvement in 2011, when the shelter asked him to help fill the void after it lost a grant that had funded an attorney to assist these women. With the help of former Dean of Professional Studies Tony Barringer and then Justice Studies chair Mary Ann Zager, he started the internship program. How many times do we have the opportunity to do good and do well at the same time? he says of his motivation for donating 10 to 15 hours a week to the cause. We are helping the most vulnerable underserved. Earlier this year, Mr. Steckler was one of 22 lawyers recognized by the Florida Bar for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients during 2011-12. Since July 2011, hes handled more than 100 cases, says Carol OCallaghan, managing attorney for Legal Aid Service of Collier County. Having somebody do what a staff attorney would do is phenomenal. Hes getting wonderful results for clients. He never says no. Assisting Mr. Steckler in the effort is the carefully selected group of interns. I teach family law, legal research and writing, ethics, introduction to law, he says. The students who participate in class and, through their written assignments, show depth and maturity, are the ones Im looking for. Interns are mostly legal studies or justice studies majors, but they also have come from fields such as communication and social work. Some cases are routine divorces where the people cant live together and lack assets but need us to put together the divorce, Mr. Steckler says. In cases of domestic violence, interns help me interview the victim and as women serve as strong role models. Many of our clients are kept from being educated and holding real jobs. Now they are dealing with young women who are planning to go to law school. For the interns, it gives them experience in effective critical thinking. They learn that domestic violence is not overcome by legal intervention alone. It needs psychosocial intervention, child therapy and educational, housing and employment intervention, medical and dental intervention. AS THE DATE FOR THE COURT HEARing approached, Mr. Steckler, FGCU intern Ines Hadzismajlovic and members of the Childrens Advocacy Center began working with Christy and her children to understand what had happened and to prepare the traumatized family for the day on which Heather would testify. The Child Protection Team (part of Childrens Advocacy Center) interviewed the children, but Ms. Hadzismajlovic also connected with Heather. Ines developed a big-sister relationship instantly with Heather, Christy says. She developed complete trust in her. As a result, Heather confided in Ms. Hadzismajlovic, telling the college student things shed never told her mother. Although Christy felt bad that she hadnt known earlier, she understood and felt relieved that her daughter had someone in whom she could confide. It made me feel good that she felt she could tell her things that would be embarrassing to tell me, things she didnt want to tell a mom, Christy says. There was a bond and trust. When the court date arrived, Heather spent heartrending hours testifying. Under questioning by Mr. Steckler, Heather bravely described the abuse shed endured how her father took every opportunity to expose himself and discuss things of a sexual nature with her. Through all the testimony, Mr. Steckler and Ms. Hadzismajlovic were at her side. THE INTERNS PERFORM MANY functions, including filling out forms, tracking court appearances, accompanying clients to mediation, preparing them to testify, even meeting the women outside the courthouse and escorting them to court so there will be no chance they will encounter their abusers alone in an elevator or hallway. The interns are wonderful, says Ms. OCallaghan. We have women who have been abused. Sometimes its difficult for them to deal with a male attorney. But female interns can be comforting, especially when clients dont speak English. They also keep Davids court calendar organized. With a domestic-violence course being added to the curriculum next spring (see accompanying story), the number of interns will grow from the current three or four at a time to as many as 30 or 35. As the program expands, Ms. OCallaghan expects to assign interns to other pro bono attorneys to help them work family violence cases, obtain injunctions, issue support orders, obtain divorces and develop parenting plans. We only have money for one family attorney on staff, she says. This expands the number of people we are able to help. Legal Services receives 30,000 calls a year from people looking for legal assistance of all kinds from criminal cases to parking tickets. It handles about 2,200 cases. Thats 28,000 we are not able to serve, Ms. OCallaghan says. Family law is the most requested service. This program will allow us to expand our services even more. Lisa Fasanella, director of programs for the Shelter for Abused Women & Children, also finds that Mr. Steckler and FGCU interns help stretch that agencys limited resources. Last year, the shelter took in 452 women and children, fielded 2,028 hotline calls, provided 32,423 hours of counseling, and created 30,219 safety plans, in all assisting 2,434 individuals. We love that the students come and do internships here. We see some who are working on their masters of social work or mental health counseling. Survivors need clinical counseling for what theyve been through and what children have witnessed in order to stop the cycle, Mr. Fasanella says. The interns assist in that therapy, which is critical to helping women finally leave abusive situations. Ms. Fasanella says it typically takes women seven attempts before they leave for good. With interns, we are able to serve more folks, she says. Its helpful in resolving their issues, empowering them to get out of those situations. While the program clearly benefits abused women and their children, agencies with limited resources and society in general, the student interns benefit, too, by learning lessons that arent possible to teach in a classroom. The best thing about this type of internship is the unlearning, says Mr. Steckler. All the clichs roll away in a couple of weeks. They learn that abusers dont look any different from the rest of us and, often, neither do the victims. Nonetheless, he says, We have to remember our students are students and are not delivering professional services, especially to a stressed population. But it seems to me that they can do really invaluable stuff. These interns are changing the world, one victim at a time. The program is changing the students lives as well. Kelly Novak, a communication major who graduated in the spring, started her internship in January, taking the Naples shelters required 32-hour core competency course that everyone who works with domestic violence cases must complete. Not having had legal studies in school, the course and her subsequent internship opened her eyes to the insidious nature of domestic violence and the challenges so many women face. One lesson she learned was not to judge the women she met. Its not my job to ask why why do they stay? Ms. Novak says. My job is to say what can we do now? How can we get them safe? What can we do to enrich their lives, help them get happy and content and safe? Naples resident Sachi Castaeda, a legal studies major who graduated in May, worked as an intern for the spring semester then kept on volunteering for most of the summer. The internship has made her view people differently, to realize that anyone can be an abuser or someone who is enduring abuse. The first victim she worked with was a 22-year-old woman who looked like someone Id meet at school, she says, a really nice, bubbly girl. It turned out that her boyfriend, with whom she lived, had been beating her and her dog and shed been covering it up. She finally had enough and moved out. Ms. Castaeda worked with her and Mr. Steckler to get a restraining order. The part I loved most of this heartbreaking thing, at the final hearing, she was shaking, she was a mess, Ms. Castaeda says. I sat next to her, calming her down. When she testified, shed look over at me and Id smile that she was doing well and shed start back up. I loved helping her. We got a four-year injunction for protection. She thanked me a thousand times and gave me the biggest hug. In the end, she got exactly what she wanted. She felt better, safer. Experiences such as that have made Ms. Castaeda consider a career in family law. I like helping people, she says. I like to see the happy ending, to get that fuzzy feeling, the phone calls from clients. Its really gratifying. BEFORE IT WAS HIS TURN TO TES-TIFY, Ben called a halt to the proceedings, agreeing to a permanent injunction that bars him from further contact with his ex-wife or children. Mr. Steckler says it might not be the ideal solution in that he didnt face any criminal charges but in a case like this its he said, she said so getting an injunction in civil court at least protects the abusers family. Today, Christy and her children are living in a two-bedroom apartment, going to counseling and healing bit by bit. We put up pictures on the walls and do whatever we want, Christy says. We turn the music up and dance and act goofy. We watch what we want on TV. The kids are doing well in their new schools. They play with other kids at home. Mommy has friends and gets phone calls. The kids have friends and get phone calls. When we visit my family, the kids play with their cousins and laugh and no one has to worry about what they are allowed to say. The shelter is helping us. Wed been trained to think certain things were normal. Now were learning whats really normal. Reprinted from the fall issue of FGCUs Pinnacle magazine, www.fgcupinnacle.comHEALINGFrom page 1CASTAEDA STECKLER How many times do we have the opportunity to do good and do well at the same time? We are helping the most vulnerable underserved. David Steckler an attorney and FGCU legal studies instructor


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A welcome reception gave guests the opportunity to meet and mingle with the kids whose lives they were impacting and also to enjoy the talents of TIF students Marie Baptiste, Mykell McSwain, Lupe De La Cruz, Francisco Cuevas, Christopher Ortiz, Salvador Preciado and Barbara Vincent. The crowd listened as students shared their families stories of struggle, hope, determination and triumph. Kids who dared to dream bigger are making it happen thanks to the opportunities provided to them TIF and its programs. Peter Negri, TIF board member and chair of the Charity Classic Celebration, said the kids presentations inspired everyone in the room and allowed guests to see how far theyve come and what a difference TIF is making in their lives. The evenings Fund A Dream live auction was organized into five categories: college scholarships, literacy enhancement, career development and experiences to build leadership and life skills. Donation levels were based on the cost of individual students participating in each particular program, including a portion for program support. In total, Fund A Dream raised approximately $650,000, the largest total for the live auction since its inception. Mr. Negri credited the students themselves for the success of the auction. After hearing such inspiring stories of hope and determination, he said, guests didnt hesitate to raise their paddles in support. Two days later, at the Charity Classic Pro-Am, TIF supporters were paired with some of the biggest names in golf from the PGA, Champions and LPGA tours. But Immokalee youth remained the focus, with four TIF students participating as a foursome. The tournament raised $390,000, making it one of Southwest Floridas most successful charity golf tournaments. 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The Super Teens Club will provide afterschool tutoring and mentoring for up to 40 students. New Horizons is one of four organizations in South Florida and the only one from Southwest Florida to win a 2013 Sun Life Rising Star Award. The $55,000 award is made to nonprofit organizations in large urban school districts that assist underserved youth and encourage them to continue their education as a means to achieve lifelong financial wellness. The U.S. Department of Education reports that only 71 percent of all Florida students graduated high school in the 2010-11 school year; that statistic drops to 53 percent for students who speak English as a second language. To that end, New Horizons of Southwest Florida will use the award monies to operate its teen clubs and launch the new teen club in East Naples. Now in its 11th year, New Horizons has found success in its afterschool tutoring, mentoring and faith-based character education. Personalized instruction in a small group environment provides each student one-on-one lesson assistance and encouragement. New Horizons hopes to see that success continue across its four sites in East Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. The Super Teens Club in East Naples is at 1697 Shadowlawn Drive. For more information, contact Debra Haley at 218-5606 or e-mail Men needed to volunteer as BigsOrganization hopes to recruit 100 mentors by Feb. 8Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast serving Collier, Lee, Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Highlands, Hardee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties has launched the 00 Men in 100 Days campaign to encourage men to become a Big Brother and volunteer with the organization. Under way through Feb. 8, the recruitment campaign comes at a time when there are 276 boys waiting to be matched with a positive male role model. While Big Brothers Big Sisters accepts volunteers from all walks of life, there is a greater need for male mentors. More than half of the youth Big Brothers Big Sisters serves in its program are boys, and 39 percent of the volunteers are men. Now more than ever, Big Brothers Big Sisters needs men to step up and start mentoring. Mentoring is one of the most rewarding, enjoyable and simple things a volunteer can do. For as little as one hour a week, volunteers can add joy to the life of a child and, ultimately, contribute greatly to his or her potential. Too few people realize, and I was one of them, that they are able to mentor a child, says Paul Davidson, Big Brother of the Year. We just need big brothers and big sisters to choose the path of being able and willing to mentor a child. You get back so much more than you put in. Research shows having the positive influence of a Big makes a real difference in the life of a child. Littles experience improvements in academic performance, behavior and relationships at home and elsewhere, according to independent studies. In the newly created Decisions to Win graduation program, which will soon be implemented in Lee County, 97 percent of seniors in the program successfully completed high school. Littles have also demonstrated better success in school, with 93 percent improving or maintaining their academic performance. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast provides one-to-one mentoring relationships for children ages 6 to 18. The organization holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. For more information, call (855) 501BIGS or visit COURTESY PHOTOEllen and Bob Nichols, co-founders of New Horizons; David Ames, board member; Debra Haley, executive director; Phil Simcosky, pastor of East Naples Baptist Church; Julie Simcosky of East Naples Baptist Church; Jeremy Wheeler and Rachel Pynnonen of the Super Teens Club at East Naples; Dort Bear, New Horizons staff member; Maureen Sullivan-Hartung, East Naples Baptist Church member; and Bob Rosier and Cristin Madden, Bonita Springs chamber ambassadors.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 NEWS A21 Bill was a freshman at college when he experimented with drugs and experienced a terrifying psychotic break. He believed the whole world even his family was against him. His distraught parents turned to the David Lawrence Center Crisis Stabilization Unit where he was kept safe and medically supervised. Bill spent the next two years working with a psychiatrist and therapist to identify and cope with these damaging thoughts so he could return to his studies. As he nears graduation, Bills relationship with his family has never been stronger and his future holds endless opportunities.Bill is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in nine of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. His Mind is Our Concern. NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434 FOR MENTAL WELLNESS Light My FireHand Carved Wood Candleholders Available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00 Sunday 12:00-5:00 CorrectionA story on Nov. 28 about the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas annual recognition breakfast and announcement of its Eagle Award recipients contained incorrect cutline information with two photographs. The Eagle Award winners for 2014 are the Allyn Family, including Penny and Bill Allyn and Dawn and Lew Allen, shown in the photo at right. The award also honors Peter and Elsa Soderberg (not pictured). Patsy Schroeder, Conservancy CEO and President Rob Moher and Sudie Geier, shown in photo at left, were also at the recognition breakfast attended by 200 people at a private club in Port Royal. MARK BLOCK / COURTESY PHOTOS


FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 Leann BurkholderFinancial 694 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples, FL 34102 Holidays. Youre invited to our holiday open house. We have a lot to be thankful for during this holiday season because of our friends, neighbors and clients. It is a pleasure to be a part of this community. In that spirit, we invite you to bring your family and friends to join us for our holiday open house as we say thank you to our clients, friends and community. Happy Holidays! Tuesday, December 17th from 4:00-6:00pm RSVP to Sharyn @ 239-263-2767Refreshments will be served.Member Join Us As We Celebrate the Dont let a ticket spoil your holidaysThe Collier County Sheriffs Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following places the week of Nov. 25-29: Monday, Dec. 9 Golden Gate Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard: Speeding U.S. 41 East and Lakewood Boulevard: Red-light running Collier Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road: Aggressive driving Tuesday, Dec. 10 Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Grand Lely Drive: Speeding Airport-Pulling Road at Pelican Marsh Elementary: Speeding U.S. 41 North and Immokalee Road: Red-light running Wednesday, Dec. 11 Airport-Pulling Road and Davis Boulevard: Red-light running Santa Barbara Boulevard at Calusa Park Elementary: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 East and Collier Boulevard: Aggressive driving Thursday, Dec. 12 Vanderbilt Beach Road and Oakes Boulevard: Speeding Naples Boulevard: Aggressive driving Golden Gate Parkway at I-75 southbound exit: Aggressive driving Friday, Dec. 13Pine Ridge Road at Pine Ridge Middle School: Speeding U.S. 41 East and Martin Street: SpeedingImmokalee and Livingston roads: Red-light running Red Sox tickets set to go on saleTickets go on sale Saturday, Dec. 7, for the Boston Red Sox 2014 Spring Training schedule, which includes 17 games at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in south Fort Myers. Tickets for $5 to $48 go on sale at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by visiting the park, calling (888) REDSOX6 or going to Hearingimpaired fans can call the TTY line at (617) 226-6644. All 2014 day games at JetBlue Park are scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m., and all night games are scheduled at 7:05 p.m. Boston opens the Spring Training season at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, with two college exhibition games. The single-admission doubleheader pits the Red Sox against the Northeastern University Huskies and the Boston College Eagles. The 2014 Grapefruit League schedule launches at home at 1:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, when the Red Sox go up against their Mayors Cup rival, the Minnesota Twins. The Twins host Boston at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers the next night, the second of six contests between the cross-town foes. The annual open house at JetBlue Park on Saturday, Feb. 22, will include a celebration of the 2013 World Series Championship. For more information about the 2014 Spring Training schedule and tickets, visit COME SEE NAPLES NEWEST ATTRACTION! Made fresh daily, weve crafted more than 15 UNIQUE POPCORN FLAVORS for you to experience at our 25 foot long glowing tasting bar including Caramel Swirl, Strawberry Cheesecake, Truf e Parmesan, Key Lime Pie and so many more! Coming soon ... Christmas avors like Eggnog and Peppermint Bark.Pop by soon! Locally owned by Patti Fortune and Jeremy 651 5th Avenue South, Naples (239) 263-0023 Open Friday through Sunday at 11 am Monday through Thursday at 12 pmGourmet Gift Packages allow you to Mix and Match your Favorite Flavors! Starting at just $29.00 Tell your clients and customers Happy Holidays with our Custom Corporate Branding Gift Packages.


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GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE The 21st annual Boston Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Classic is set for Friday, Feb. 21, at The Forest Country Club in South Fort Myers. A benefit for the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, the event gives fans the opportunity to meet and golf alongside 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox players and other former greats from Major League Baseball, the NFL and NHL. The step-aside scramble begins with lunch and registration at 11 a.m. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Registration is $350 per golfer. On Friday evening, Feb. 20, the annual Boston Red Sox Childrens Hospital Tee Party takes place, also at The Forest Country Club, with hors doeuvres and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds from the tournament and the Tee Party will be matched dollarfor-dollar by a generous benefactor and will benefit construction of Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida a 128-bed pediatric medical facility being built on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. Scanlon Auto Group is the events presenting sponsor. Additional sponsorships are available and range from $1,400 to $15,000. For more information, call the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 343-6950 or e-mail BostonGolf@ The Hardwig Family Scramble Fore Sarah golf tournament benefiting the Foundation for Retinal Research and Lighthouse of Collier starts with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and tees off at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Tiburon Golf Club. Sarah Hardwig was diagnosed with Lebers Congenital Amaurosis, a rare genetic eye disorder that leads to retinal dysfunction and visual impairment. Of all the retinal degenerations, LCA has the earliest age of onset and can be the most severe. In the last few years, much progress has been made in understanding the physical characteristics and progression of different types of LCA, as well as the gene mutations causing the disease process. The hope is for a cure someday through gene therapy, pharmaceuticals, prosthetics or transplants. Tournament registration is $150. To sign up, to make a donation or for sponsorship information, visit www. Chipping in to Change Lives, the 19th annual Greater Marco Island Family YMCA golf tournament, tees off Saturday morning, Dec. 14, at Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club. Registration for $115 per person includes continental breakfast before the game and lunch with an awards ceremony following play. Various sponsorship levels are available. 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Price $33.99 1515386 Limit 5 at this price.SAVE UP TO $14! D 4 D 1 5 Reg. Price $49.99 Reg. Price $17.99 Sale Sale$ $ $ $ Leave a toy by the mailbox on SaturdayMany local children who might otherwise not have a happy Christmas are getting one this year, thanks to the United States Postal Service and The Salvation Army of Collier County, which has taken over for Toys for Tots. While delivering mail on Saturday, Dec. 7, USPS letter carriers will also collect donations of new, unwrapped toys placed by mailboxes throughout Collier County. Toys will be delivered to The Salvation Armys toy store on South Horseshoe Drive for distribution to underprivileged children. The Salvation Armys Christmas Cheer program has helped Collier County families in need since 1981, providing a box of food and toys for children to families that have qualified and signed up. More than 3,500 families are expected to receive help this year. Last year, more than 25,000 individuals received holiday gifts, toys and food from The Salvation Army of Collier County, which has offices in Naples and Immokalee. For more information, visit


FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 Your Future Starts Here! Classes start January 6. You can start 2014 off preparing for your future!Become a Higher Degree of You!Edison State College is committed to providing an educational and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. All programs, activities, employment and facilities of Edison State College are available to all on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or veterans status. The College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal access or equal opportunity should be addressed to the Colleges Equity Officer.The Colleges Equity Officer/ADA and Title IX Coordina tor is: Ronald A. Dente, Jr. Director, Human Resources Royal Palm Hall, N-120 Lee Campus 8099 College Parkway SW Fort Myers, FL 33919 (239) 489-9293 1.800.749.2322 @EdisonState /EdisonStateCollege Email: En Espaol: Youre ready for college! Edison State is ready for you!Edison State College is accepting applications for Spring 2014 classes. Avoid long lines. Apply at today. Register early for the best class selection. Priority admissions deadline is December 13. Classes start January 6. Holidays Without Hunger Register and Find Out More Join us to pack Santas sleigh to feed our neighbors! Volunteers of all ages are needed to package 500,000 meals.Come tackle a serious problem while having some serious fun with refreshments, give-aways, a rockin DJ, and a visit from Santa!Harborside Event Center1375 Monroe Street Fort Myers, FL 33901 New JFCS senior center will be home to programs, services and activities Construction is underway on Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Floridas senior center at 5025 Castello Drive, adjacent to the existing JFCS officer. Upon completion, the 4,000-square-foot center will provide a full range of activities, services and programs to support all older adults and their caregivers in Collier and southern Lee counties. Compared with their peers, participants in senior centers have higher levels of health, social interaction and life satisfaction, reports JFCS President and CEO Jaclynn Faffer. Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, emotional and mental well-being. In the capacity as chair of the Collier County Leadership Coalition on Aging, Ms. Faffer facilitated the Florida Gulf Coast University Needs Assessment of Seniors, which justified the significant need for a senior center in Collier County. According to LCA, there was an estimated total population of 328,134 living in the county in 2011. Of that population, 27.2 percent were over age 65. According to the National Council on Aging, 70 percent of senior center participants are women and half of them live alone. The new center will be a major asset for the community, says Scott Hansen, a JFCS board member and managing director of BMO Private Bank in Naples, one of the projects major sponsors. Our community is fortunate to have the leadership and vision of JFCS as it opens this center, which will serve as a model for the development of future senior centers in our county. Designed by Naples architect James Knafo, the center will have a caf with an open space and adjacent warming kitchen, where visitors can relax and chat over coffee and refreshments. A weekly Lunch and More congregate meal will be followed by a program to encourage stimulating conversations. A computer skills center will be staffed and guided by volunteers to instruct seniors how to access research information from various websites and help them understand technology so that they can communicate in todays electronic world. In addition, nonprofit agencies will deliver important information on Medicare, senior safety and health in two offices designated for community partners such as the Collier County Sheriffs COURTESY PHOTOThanks to a campaign spearheaded by members Harvey and Maxine Brenner, above, JFCS provided Publix Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings to 70 homebound seniors in Collier County.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 A27 Save 30%-70% on select items. Great holiday gift ideas!Festival of Lights NAPLES 2465 Trade Center Way 239-592-6006 BONITA SPRINGS 3333 R enaissance Blvd 239-948-9000 Monday Thursday 9 to 6 Friday 9 to 5 Saturday 10 to 5 LIGHTING WILSONLIGHTING.COM Give the Gift of Hope This Holiday Season We are honored to introduce Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, a new state-of-the-art pediatric medical facilit y being built on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center. This new facility will provide hope and healing to thousands of Southwest Florida children and their families. Children from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties will be able to receive world-class medical care close to home. Your personal or corporate gift to Golisano Childrens Hospital will help save the lives of children in our community. Help deliver the gift of hope to children this holiday season and for years to come.Call 239-343-6950 or visit Office, the Alzheimers Support Network and SeniorChoices, among others. In partnership with local cultural organizations, the JFCS senior center will offer life-long learning opportunities through lectures and instruction on a wide variety of topics. Music, dance and other performances also will be presented. The center will be professionally staffed; activities will be volunteerdriven, affording many opportunities for community members to give back through volunteerism. The date for a grand opening event will be announced when construction is nearing completion. Sponsorships and naming opportunities are currently available. For more information, visit www. CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYJames Knafo, Edward Achel, Dave Rutstein, Jaclynn Faffer, Estelle Price, Susan Ritter, Ellen Wollman, Richard Goldblatt, Stuart Price, Barbara Levine, Nancy Colodny and Rena Rutstein at the future JFCS Senior Center. CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYScott Hansen and Jaclynn Faffer


FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 Furnishings, treasures and now a womens boutique shop or donate today! Now you can also nd upscale womens apparel at the Encore Resale Shop. Donate your gently used items to support the mental health and substance abuse services at David Lawrence Center.ENCORESHOPS.ORG 3105 Davis Boulevard, Naples 239-775-0032 NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATESomething in the air Is the signature smell of Texas A&M University more Italian lemon, bergamot and iced pineapple or more bat feces and chilifest stink? The two commentaries were contrasted in a November Wall Street Journal report on the introduction of Masik Collegiate Fragrances Texas A&M cologne (one of 17 Masik college clients) at around $40 for a 1.7-ounce bottle. Louisiana State Universitys scent conjures up, insisted one grad, the campuss oak trees, but so far has pulled in only $5,500 for the school. (To a football rival of LSU, the schools classic smell is less oak tree than corn dog.) The apparent gold standard of fan fragrance is New York Yankees cologne, which earned the team nearly $10 million in 2012. (Editors note: Check out this weeks Business section for more on Masiks Florida Gator fragrances.) A real ladies man Among Americas most prolific fathers (in this case, perhaps better considered egg-fertilizers) are Nathaniel Smith, age 39, who claimed on TVs Divorce Court in September that he is the father of 27. The late Samuel Whitneys grown stepdaughter Lexie Woods learned that he claimed 54 before he died in July at age 87. Smith (known in Dayton, Ohio, as Hustle Simmons) insisted that he is a fine father (doesnt smoke or drink, keeps contact with most of the kids, has only 21 child-support orders out), and besides, he told WHIO-TV, I know of people who have even more than me. (Among Whitneys belongings, said Woods, were a pile of birth certificates and a stash of maximum-strength Viagra. He was a likable man, a ladies man.) Collateral damage In October, a 28-year-old man, reeling from a domestic argument in Port Richey, Fla., put a gun to his head and, against his girlfriends pleas, fired. As a neighbor across the street stood on her porch, the suicide bullet left the victims head and made three wounds on the neighbors leg, sending her to the hospital. About a week later, on the Norwegian island of Vesteroy, a moose hunter missed his target but hit an obscured cottage in the distance, wounding a man in his 70s as he answered natures call. He was airlifted to Ullevaal University Hospital in Oslo. Aerial questionsIn November, barely two weeks after a small plane carrying 10 skydivers left no survivors when it crashed on the way to an exhibition near Brussels, Belgium, nine skydivers were able to dive for safety when two planes headed for a tandem jump collided near Superior, Wis. News stories did not address how experienced skydivers escaped one plane but not the other. Religious services In September, Orthodox Jewish communities once again staged traditional kaparot, in which chickens are killed in a prescribed way for the purpose of transferring a believers latest sins over to the chicken (whose death banishes the sins). (In many such ceremonies, the chickens are donated for food, but protesters in Los Angeles criticized rogue practitioners who simply tossed carcasses into the trash.) In November, Miami-Dade County animal services found a severely injured chicken with a familys 4-by-6 photograph protruding from its chest, having been haphazardly implanted, along with a note containing several handwritten names, apparently a casualty of local Santeria services.


Lee Memorial Health System Lee Memorial Health System oers the largest orthopedic program in Southwest Florida and is one of the top 10 centers in the United States for total joint procedures Our All Star Total Joint Center uses a comprehensive treatment plan that prepares patients before surgery and helps their recovery after the procedure Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center are recognized by Healthgrades as ranking in the top 5% in the nation for clinical excellence.Free Hip and Knee Replacement Seminar Presented by orthopedic surgeon, Edward Humbert, D.O.Join orthopedic surgeon Dr. Edward Humbert for a free seminar as he shares new information about surgical options for knee and hip replacement, including exciting new developments in minimally invasive surgery, joint resurfacing and new implant technology. Caring People, Caring for Free Hip and Knee Replacement Seminar Choose from one of these seminar dates Wednesdays : Dec. 4, Jan. 8 or Feb. 5 Time : 6 p.m. Location : Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103 RSVP : Call 239-454-8725 or go to RSVP@LeeMemorial.orgLee Memorial Hospital t e e atment p l an that pr epar e e s L L e e e e M M e e m m o o r r i i a a l l H H o o s s p p i i t t a a l l

PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 Welcome...Robert G. Chami, MD, FACSBoard Certi ed Plastic SurgeonNow Accepting New Patients!CALL TO SCHEDULE AN North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr.239-596-9075 Marco Island950 N. Collier Blvd. Ste 303239-642-3337 Cape Coral 413 Del Prado Blvd.239-443-1500 Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial Surgery Aesthetic Breast Surgery Body Contouring Dermatologic SurgeryProviding Expert Care at ese Convenient Locations HEALTHY LIVIN G Button batteries can power a trip to the pediatric emergency roomAs the holidays approach, those of us who have children on our shopping lists need to be extra careful of giving presents that have a hidden danger lurking inside: a coin-size b utton battery Children are swallowing button ba tteries at an alarming rate, with 2,837 cases reported in the U.S. in 2012, according to the National Capital Poison Center. Thats an average of eight kids seen in ERs every day. Such cases resulting in serious injury or death more than quadrupled from 2006-2010 compared to the five years prior. Parents and caregivers often dont realize that c oin-sized b utton batt eries are included in common devices around the home and even some childrens toys, says Sally Kreuscher, coordinator of Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties. Too often, she adds, devices containing small batteries are left within the reach of young children. Little kids are curious and often put things in their mouths, including the dangerous butt on batteries. When a child swallows a coin lithium button battery, the saliva triggers an electrical current which causes a chemical reaction that can severely burn the esophagus in as little as two hours. Symptoms can be similar to other illnesses, such as coughing, drooling and discomfort. Children can usually breathe with the battery in their throat, making the problem difficult to spot. Button batteries are most commonly used to power the following kinds of household items: Mini remote control devices that control DCD players and MP3 speakers Flameless candles Remote keyless entry devices (key fobs) Calculators Bathroom scales Reading lights Talking and singing books Here are some precautions you can take around the house: Look for gifts that have the coin cell battery packaging that meets strict guidelines for child-resistant packaging set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Secure button battery-powe red devices out of sight and reach of children. To secure the battery in a television remote control, a simple fix is to put a large piece of duct tape over the controller to prevent small children from accessing the battery. Keep loose batteries locked away. Put this number into your phone: (202) 625-3333. Its the National Battery Ingestion Hotline. Hopefully youll never need to call it, but in case you do, you can call anytime for additional treatment information. Share this life-saving information with caregivers, friends, family members and babysitters. Led by Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the No. 1 cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide. Founded in 1996, Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties is a community partner of Healthy Lee and a member of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition. For more information, visit Coin-sized button batteries can cause severe injuries when swallowed Keep Out of Reach 1Get Help Fast 2Tell Others 3 Positive thinking improves our workplace and ourselvesI was reminded about positive thinking when I checked out the bulletin board in the busy surgical unit when I went in to visit with the weekend night downtown team at 4 a.m. one recent Sunday. Charge nurse Jacque Bedwell, R.N., had posted the following commentary from the Christian Working Woman website: Does anyone live in a perfect world or have a perfect job? Not many hands would go up to that question. We all have certain negatives in our everyday lives that we have to deal with, and those things affect our attitudes. I would suggest that we make a list of the things that tend to pull us from positive to negative territory. Once we have the list, look at it and ask ourselves these questions: 1. What goes with my territory? Some of the negatives on our list simply go with the job, whatever the job may be. Those are the ones we must learn to accept, because they are NOT going away. Our only options are to constantly gripe about them OR to accept them as those things that go with the territory. We all have them. 2. If it doesnt go with the territory, what can I do to try and change it so its no longer a negative pull? If you think there is a better way to do things, offer a suggestion in a constructive way. Even if its not your job, you can probably find a way to make a suggestion that might change that particular negative or eliminate it. Its worth a try. Most of the complaining talk comes from people who havent done a thing to try to solve the problem. If you dont have a solution, or havent offered your solution, you shouldnt be griping and complaining about the problem. 3. Have I lost my perspective on any of these negative pulls? Theres a good chance were allowing some very small things to cause us great negative damage. Ask yourself, What difference will this make in 24 hours? Remember to think first, and dont overreact or allow minor things to become major. I admire the candor of that posting; it makes an excellent point. We all have parts of our jobs and our lives that we could do without. And complaining is part of the human condition. We all do it. But spending so much energy on negative thinking isnt good for anything, most of all our own health. And few people wish to spend their lives around those who incessantly complain. So why not just choose to be more positive? Not only will your workplace benefit, so will you. As I continued to make rounds around the building later that Sunday, I shared these thoughts with Michelle Bennette, Emily Guerrero and Ted Green, R.N.s in our oncology unit downtown, and they passed them on to their colleagues. I was once again reminded in my rounds how fortunate we are that the vast majority of our 3,800-plus employees here at NCH are, indeed, positive thinkers. They enjoy their work and are passionate about caring for others. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. t ri g wi t th e the s p ot


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 NEWS A31 PHOTOS Come see our family of Pekin Ducks at the Nike Fountain MIROMAR OUTLETSWhere else can you buy so much for so little?UPCOMING EVENTS CAR CRUISE-INSaturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Restaurant Piazza See all the favorite makes and models of classic, exotic and custom cars.HOLIDAY FASHION SHOWSaturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. near Bloomingdales The Outlet Store Come see all the latest holiday trends in our Holiday Fashion Show put on by Envy Model and Talent Agency. *Subject to monthly maintenance fee. Terms and Conditions of the Card Agreement are set forth at Copyright 2013, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. VOTED THE BEST SHOPPING CENTER AND BEST SHOPPING DISTRICT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDAVisit for extended holiday hoursI-75, Exit 123, Corkscrew Rd./Miromar Outlets Blvd. In Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers12040513-2624Miromar Outlets Gift Cards* are available at, the Mall Ofce or Visitor Information Kiosk.CHILDREN, FAMILIES & PETS WELCOME! Now thru Monday, December 23Monday-Friday 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 12 to 6 p.m.Visit Suite 79 between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingdales The Outlet Store. UPC OMI NG Give blood, get a movie ticketThe NCH Community Blood Center offers blood donors a free movie ticket when they give the gift of life through Dec. 7 either at the CBC center or on the bloodmobile. Donors are welcome at the Community Blood Center headquarters in Naples at 311 Ninth St. N. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Heres the bloodmobile schedule: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bed Bath & Beyond plaza, corner of Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge roads (bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to The Salvation Army) All successful donors between Nov. 24 and Jan. 31 will be entered into a drawing for a pair of two-day adult admission tickets to Universal Studios in Orlando. Donors must present a valid photo ID and should eat beforehand and be well hydrated. For more information, call 624-4120 or visit Musical tells story of a Balancing Act As a thank-you to the community for 56 years of support, the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida invites the public to a free presentation of Balancing Act: The Musical at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Hodges University. Written and performed by Wambui Bahati, the one-woman show tells her true story of a journey that includes mental institutions, Broadway, welfare mom and dining with presidents. Seating is limited. Reserve yours now by calling Brian Follweiler at 261-5405 or visiting your household of expired, unused medsWith the rise of prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths reaching epidemic proportions in recent years, pharmaceutical take-back programs are necessary tools for keeping harmful drugs from falling into the wrong hands. Although the proliferation of pill mills contributed significantly to Floridas problem, stockpiles of medication found in medicine cabinets have also become a source for accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. Data shows that more than one in five teens in America has taken a prescription pain medication not prescribed for them, and one in 10 reports abusing cough medicine to get high. There is good news, though. Thanks to efforts such as Operation Medicine Cabinet and other state and local initiatives, there was a sharp drop in illicit prescription pill abuse and deaths caused by prescription drugs during 2012 in Collier County and throughout the state. A recently released Florida Department of Law Enforcement report shows that the number of drugrelated deaths in Florida is at the lowest its been since the Florida Medical Examiners report was first compiled in 2008. Locally, the number of accidental deaths caused by prescription drugs dropped almost 20 percent, from 41 deaths in 2011 to 33 deaths in 2012. In collaboration with the Collier County Sheriffs Office and the Naples and Marco Island police departments, Drug Free Collier encourages residents to bring unused or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medication to the following drop-off sites. No questions asked, no ID required and its free. CCSO main administration building, 3319 Tamiami Trail E., Naples; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Marco Island Police Department, 51 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Naples Police Department, 355 Riverside Circle, Naples; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Collier County Medical Examiners Office, 3838 Domestic Ave., Naples; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday Marco Island Recycling Center (no controlled substances), 990 Chalmers Drive, Marco Island; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TuesdaySaturday Naples Recycling Center (no controlled substances), 2640 Enterprise Ave., Naples; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday North Collier Recycling Center (no controlled substances), 9950 Goodlette Frank Road, Naples; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Everglades City Hall, 102 Copeland Ave., Everglades City; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday For more information, call 377-0535, e-mail or visit Planned Parenthood hosts navigator to help with Affordable Care ActThe Affordable Care Act gives the 80,000 Collier County residents who are without health insurance the chance to obtain it. To help those people understand the law and determine if they are eligible and, if so, if they qualify for financial aid, Planned Parenthood of Collier County hosts an Affordable Care Act navigator who offers free counseling every Wednesday morning at the Naples PPCC clinic. Planned Parenthood of Collier County will be a vital part of this new health-care landscape, Stephanie Marshall, president and CEO, says. We support the ACA and the preventive health benefits it offers to women, and we applaud its efforts to expand access to care that so many of our uninsured residents have gone without. The open enrollment period for the newly created health insurance exchanges is through March 31. The law requires most Americans to have health insurance through their jobs, government plans such as Medicare or the exchanges by 2014. Planned Parenthood of Collier County has offered reproductive, preventive and womens health care for 40 years regardless of patients ability to pay. That commitment to care doesnt change with the new law. But for those who obtain coverage, this new insurance means access to services beyond what Planned Parenthood offers, including chronic disease management, hospital care and immunizations. Planned Parenthood of Collier County is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPCC health centers are at 1425 Creech Road in Naples and at 419 N. First St. in Immokalee. The ACA navigator is at the Naples clinic on Wednesday mornings. Counseling is free, but appointments are recommended. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 NEWS A33 Boston College alumni, family and friends are invited to Cocktails and Christmas Lights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Brio at Waterside Shops. RSVP by calling Diane Van Parys at 431-5224 or e-mailing The new Florida Poetry Club will meet for open mic readings at The Norris Center from 4-5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month beginning Dec. 10. Members and guests are welcome to enjoy dinner together at Albertos on Fifth afterward. For more information, call Jan Cosner at (440) 554-1144 or e-mail formulawriting@hotmail. com. The Jewish Genealogy Shared Interest Group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Jewish Federation of Collier County, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. All who are interested in getting starting and/or continuing to explore the world of Jewish genealogy are welcome. No experience is necessary. RSVP by e-mailing genresearch13@yahoo. com. The Genealogical Society of Collier County holds its next regular meeting and a holiday dessert buffet Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker Ray McAdams will present part two of Identifying, Dating and Preserving Old Photographs. The annual business meeting and election of officers will also take place. The society celebrates its 29th anniversary with a dinner for members and their guests on Tuesday, April 8, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. A regular meeting and program will follow and is open to those interested in genealogy. Guest speaker Tom Tyrell, a retired lawyer and family historian, will present Tales of the Unexpected, his best stories from 30 years as a genealogist in Europe. Mr. Tyrell was born in London and educated at Cambridge and London universities. He and his wife divide their time between Naples and the Isle of Man. Attendance at regular meetings is free. For reservations or more information about the anniversary dinner, call 593-4550 or visit Kappa Kappa Gamma alumni and their guests celebrate the holidays with wine and hors doeuvres from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Imperial Golf Club. Cost is $20. Call 403-3012 for reservations. Members and guests of the Greater Naples Delta Gamma Alumni Chapter gather for a holiday luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Hideaway Country Club on Marco Island. Chapter members gather for Girls Night Out from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Roys at the Promenade in Bonita Springs. For reservations or more information about either of the ab ove, call 992-2119 or e-mail greaternaplesdeltagamma@gmail. com. Chess players of all ages and levels of ability are welcome to join Chess at Moorings for friendly competition from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Moorings Park, and Chess at Lutheran from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Marco Island Lutheran Church. Each morning begins with a brief discussion by a local expert about some aspect of the game. Participation is free. Bring your own chess set or use one provided by the Moorings. Moorings Park is on the east side of Goodlette-Frank Road just south of Pine Ridge Road. Stop at the entrance gate for directions to the Chess Club meeting. Marco Island Lutheran Church is at 525 N. Collier Blvd. For more information about playing chess at either location, call Wade Keller at 3892525 or visit The Naples Newcomers helps those who are new to the area make new friendships centered on 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 about the Dec. 5 orientation or the Dec. 12 luncheon, 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 colliertoastmasters@ 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 C lub: N oon on the sec ond 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. The competition involves all ages and is always friendly at Chess at Moorings every Saturday. 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PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 Here comes Santa ClawsNo matter which holiday you celebrate, these tips will help keep your pet safe BY DR. MARTY BECKER AND KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickOne of my most memorable holiday cases was the Labrador retriever puppy (what else!) who had swallowed an entire string of Christmas tree lights. When he was brought in, gagging, I opened his mouth and could still see the plug, far in the back. I have to admit that it was tempting to anesthetize him, plug it in, and see if an ethereal glow from the body would tell us where in the gastrointestinal tract to look for the lights. This was a case that called for a specialist, though. We didnt have the imaging or endoscopic equipment to locate and remove the lights. Sometimes, its almost as if pets think the holidays arent complete without a trip to the emergency room. They suffer electroshock burns of the mouth from chewing on Christmas tree light cords, devour whole plates full of fudge, eat the toxic mistletoe berries off kissing balls, and raid the trash for the string used to wrap the turkey or ham. Weve seen it all, and we dont want you to have to. The following tips will help you keep your dogs and cats safe, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus. Cover garbage cans securely or place them up high or behind closed doors. Eating cooked bones or the paper or string used to wrap meat can cause intestinal obstructions or injuries. Nobody wants to spend what should be a festive day waiting to hear the results of a pets emergency surgery. Replace live holiday plants with artificial ones. Amaryllis, holly, lilies and mistletoe all have varying degrees of toxicity. If youre lucky, your pet will simply nibble on them and then throw up the greenery in the middle of Uncle Marvins long-winded story about his visit to the Grand Canyon. But in a worst-case scenario, your pet could suffer severe vomiting and diarrhea, difficulty breathing, or even death in a matter of hours. Tether the tree. What self-respecting cat isnt going to climb the Christmas tree? To keep it upright, use fishing line to anchor the tree to the ceiling. Surrounding the tree with an exercise pen tastefully decorated, of course will further protect it from marauding dogs or curious kittens. Say no to tinsel and ribbons. Cats, and sometimes dogs, love to play with the shiny strands, but if swallowed, they can cut or obstruct the intestinal tract. Go electric. Burning candles are beautiful, but it takes only the swish of a dog or cat tail to knock them over, causing burns or starting fires. Use flameless candles instead. Avoid shock and oww. Coat electrical cords with Bitter Apple or wrap them in tough cable covers to prevent curious pets from chewing on them. Scent sense. Scent diffusers and potpourri contain highly toxic essential oils. Pets who lap up the spilled liquid or ingest large amounts of potpourri can suffer severe burns to the mouth and esophagus or other serious internal injuries. Keep containers away from pets, and wipe up spills immediately and thoroughly. Provide a retreat. Make sure your pet has a quiet place, such as a crate or little-used room, where he can go to get away from visitors, loud holiday music and the high-pitched squeals of children. Is it safe to put a Santa cap or antlers on your pet? Your call. How vengeful is he? But the best way to enjoy the holidays with your pet is to schedule some extra cuddle time in front of the tree. A nice, long ear scratch will help both of you survive the season. PET TALES 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 6431555 or visit for more information. Pets of the Week >> Maggie is a good-natured, 2-year-old Catahoula leopard mix with lots of love to give. She enjoys going for walks and does well with her kennel mates. Her adoption fee is $75. >> Maisey is a playful, 2-month-old domestic shorthair who will t into any happy home environment. Her adoption fee is $75. >> Smokey is a gently, shy, 3-yearold feline looking for the right home with loving, patient people. Her adoption fee is $55. 1892 Trade Center Way Naples, Fl 34109 Ph:(239)596-8282 Fax:(239)513-9055 www.alohanaples.comOur 25th Year in NaplesTitanium Heat Pumpsfrom$2,695.00 Weekly Pool Service from $70 a month Titanium Heat Pumps fr o m $ Before After After Before Its Fresh. Its Organic. Its Local.Your New Neighborhood Farm /// Visit Us This /// /// Weekend! /// Spend $10 at the market to receive your Organic Friends Discount CardSign up for Weekly Produce Delivery!


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INSIDEOn the MoveSee whos going where and doing what on the local business scene. B5 House HuntingLive large 10 stories up for $1.785 million in the Dunes. B10 Lunch and coffeeFifth Third Bank hosts LPGA luncheon, and Second Cup celebrates grand opening. B7-8 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 School logos tied to products far and wideCollege retailSAN DIEGO, CALIF., SKATEBOARD MAKER Randy Koch first heard about Florida Gulf Coast University through its breakthrough basketball team in March. He also realized the school might be a good place to sell his boards. Students frequently skateboard to class. And with the year-round sunshine, Mr. Koch said, the usage potential was upped even more. But before he could print FGCU typeface and logos onto his Aerial Action Sports skateboards, he needed official approval. We try to select schools that are skateboard friendly, otherwise its an uphill battle, said Mr. Koch, whose boards sell for $250 at the FGCU Bookstore. Officially licensed college products nationwide make up $4.6 billion in retail sales per year, according to the Collegiate Licensing Company, which handles licensing arrangements for the countrys larger, prominent colleges and universities, such as the University of Florida. Clothing makes up the bulk of sales, and most items are tied in some way to a sports mascot, whether UFs Gator or FGCUs Eagle. But besides the usual avalanche of sweatshirts, stickers and chip-n-dip helmets, schools extend their trademark images into all corners of the retail world. You can add Christmas ornaments, garden nomes, flash drives, musical instruments, and now something more fragrant to the list. UF, FSU and 17 other schools around the country, BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ SEE RETAIL, B4 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYAerial Action Sports skateboards are sold at the FGCU Bookstore. Below: University of Florida cologne. PRICE REDUCED!Estates at Grey Oaks Bua/Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 $2.999 Million F. MLS#: 213020439 Vanderbilt Beach Bua/Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 $1.477 Million MLS#: 213000247EMILY K BUAESTATE AGENT Direct 239.659.6115 Emily@JohnRWood.comTADE BUA-BELLBROKER ASSOCIATE Cell 239.595.0097 Our Experience Counts...OUR EXPERTISE SELLS

PAGE 38 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 StowawayRattan Coffee Table Available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00 Sunday 12:00-5:00 The Of ces at Mercato 9128 Strada Place, #8105, Naples, FL 34108 MLD 420/NMLS ID: 167191 Foreclosure, Bankruptcy or Short Sale?Sometimes Bad Things Happen to Good People American Eagle would like to announce... The Rollout of our Latest Non-Agency program: Contact us for more details! Your Non-Agency Specialist. Foreclosure, Bankruptcy or Short Sale?Sometimes Bad Things Happen to Good People M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-12 2240 Davis Blvd. Naples, FL 34104Complete Collision Repair 24 Hour Towing Rentals239-775-6860 agavenaples.com239-598-3473 Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt You asked for it. We listened. The new Agave now showcases a menu featuring avorful American cuisine such as buttermilk fried chicken, meatball sliders, Chilean sea bass and handcrafted cocktails. Join us and let the Agave team know how we did! THE NEW Chilean Sea Bass with savory corn an and leek and pancetta brothObamacares likely economic consequencesOnly U.S. citizens living in a cave would be unaware of the massive problems in the rollout of Obamacare. Its delays, dislocations and confusions all translate into economic waste and added expense. So great have been the Obamacare problems that the unbelievable recently happened within our legislatures: many Democrats aligned with Republicans to temporally put on hold certain features of Obamacare. This banding together came on the heels of millions of citizens facing termination of their once-affordable policies. However, the one-year delay in full rollout of Obamacare has been rejected by approximately 20 percent of the states with another 40 percent still undecided as of this writing. A delay will not stall hefty increases in health-care premiums for those who have purchased individual health insurance for themselves and their families, and for those who are covered under small-group insurance an estimated 15 million people. In fact, the delay was rejected by many states that felt it would cause further dislocations in the insurance markets and confuse those needing insurance even more. Beyond the immediate costs of fixing website glitches even after $1 billion was spent in the websites design, beyond the hundreds of millions spent to make Obamacare operational, beyond the personal trauma of dropped insurance, and beyond the sting of significantly higher health-insurance premiums as a result of Obamacare, there are absolute costs to the economy of Obamacare, and that pain is yet to be felt. What was promised was a fiscally neutral social solution, neither reducing gross domestic product growth nor adding to it; neither making money nor adding to the federal deficit. But those promises are clearly not in the cards unless the 2,700page plan gets dramatic fixes. Obamacare is likely to become a saga of costly health-care dislocations; it will, at minimum, have a recessionary impact and might result in something worse: stagflation, an economic environment in which there are rising costs but the economy is stagnant, not growing. As stated in last weeks column, the risks of recession are much greater at this juncture in that the tools and game plan of the Federal Reserve Bank seem to have run their course and have effected only paltry economic growth. If interest rates are already near zero and we slip into recession, then how are rates to be lowered to stimulate? Will negative interest rates be used? There has been a very large spike in premiums for those covered under individual policies. These increases have been estimated to run as high as 50 percent for the small business owner and for the individual. The impact on premiums for group policies of larger corporations is not fully known at this time in that corporations were granted a one-year delay for Obamacare implementation. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 156 million Americans more than half the population was covered by employer-sponsored insurance in 2013. It is expected that corporate plans will see meaningful rate hikes and, per Forbes: The mid-range estimate is that 66 percent of small employer plans and 45 percent of large employer plans will relinquish their grandfather status by the end of 2013, wrote the administration. All in all, more than half of employer-sponsored plans will lose their grandfather status and become illegal (Forbes, Oct. 31, Obama Officials In 2010: 93 Million Americans Will Be Unable to Keep Their Health Plans under Obamacare). These changes could be huge problems for businesses and workers a very recessionary force that will be fully felt one year from now. Spikes in premiums reduce disposable income, so fewer things can be bought, less money is available to make mortgage payments, etc. Spikes in group-insurance premiums will reduce business capital investment, new hiring and possibly existing employees salaries. Cutbacks in these two key components of gross domestic product consumption and business capital investment would have to be offset by unlikely increases in net exports and government expenditures for a neutral effect on GDP. Besides a recessionary aspect, Obamacare has inflationary elements: selfemployed individuals and businesses will likely seek to recapture their health-care increases by increasing prices for their goods and services. Small businesses, the lifeblood of U.S. economic recovery, might have already cut workers hours and jobs in preparation for 2015, when they will be required to offer health insurance to their employees. By 2015, businesses with 50 or more full-timeequivalent employees will be required to offer workers health insurance or pay a fine. It is expected that premiums will dramatically rise for younger men and women who will subsidize the cost of health care for older, sicker Americans. But the young people needed to fund the program might get derailed: many feel great and would prefer to pay the penalty for non-insurance than pay $1,200-plus for insurance coverage. What if they get sick? They will apply for insurance and cant be refused due to their pre-existing condition. Collectively, the cost of the program is many trillions and can curb GDP, lower tax revenues, worsen the deficit and, possibly, create inflation coup led with stagnation in the economy. Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA.CorrectionIn last weeks Money & Investing column we mentioned Larry Summers former jobs. Mr. Summers was secretary of the treasury in the Clinton administration. s b h O e t jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst MONEY & INVESTING


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PAGE 40 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 started offering their own line of perfume and cologne this fall through a New York-based company, Masik Collegiate Fragrances. Its researchers visit each campus to draw inspiration for a signature scent, one that captures the essence of that school. Fortunately, unrefined college odors like your roommates filthy socks or moldy Chinese leftovers were left out of the process. We joke about that, too, said Katie Masich, the companys founder and chief executive. I went to a small school in Pennsylv ania and I can remember certain times of the year my campus would smell like manure Our idea was if we could pull on certain aspects of the campus and create this signature scent, over time people could embrace that and it could be a future reminder of their time at that college. Inspiration for the UF Gator scent, for example, was drawn from architectural landmarks such as Century Tower, the blue and green of the mascot, sunshine and smells such as a mimosa flower to create a scent that is luminous, edgy and alluring. For men, the smells include a complex mixture of fragrances such as sandalwood, mint and yuzu mandarin; for women, there are notes of cedarwood, pink rose and crisp pear. The 1.7-ounce bottles cost about $40. Weve been so thrilled with the results, Ms. Masich said. Weve held our own along with the top designer and celebrity fragrances. FGCU licensees FGCUs trip to the national basketball tournament in March, and that teams Dunk City nickname which instantly became a brand name attracted new retailers as well. Along with Aerial Action Sports, a new Fort Myers-based business, Scream Guitars, was added to FGCUs list of licensees for the fall semester. Kurt Kiehnle, who lives near the school, founded the company. As soon as Dunk City came to be and they won all those games, I went and applied for a license, Mr. Kiehnle said. His musical instruments are built using classic guitar-body types. Each is emblazoned with a custom logo that memorializes a company, school, business, or whatever image you can imagine on a guitar. While they are high-quality, playable instruments, Mr. Kiehnle says, they are at least as often bought simply as memorabilia. Theyre sold at stores such as JP Sports in the Port Charlotte Town Center mall and Gulf Coast Town Center. Mr. Kiehnle plans on selling Gators, Seminoles and University of Miami Hurricanes-themed instruments as well. The guitars cost $400. In Naples, a company called Zooop It Up, which produces stylish, European-style onesies described as the ultimate comfy wear, perfect for lounging, travel, or anywhere is in the process of becoming an FGCU licensee. Zooop clothing starts around $150. The company wants to use the FGCU logo because of its connection to a local school and Its an up and coming university, said owner Fabien, who prefers to go just by his first name. Its a huge emerging market as far as the University is concerned.The college lifestyleClothing may be the lifeblood of a schools retail efforts. But about 35 percent of officially licensed college products sold are non-apparel items, said Tammy Purves, communications director for the Collegiate Licensing Company. Really, college is a lifestyle brand more than just a sports brand, she said. Its profitable for schools that create an ever-replenishing customer base of incoming students and outgoing alumni. Even at institutions such as FGCU, a smaller and younger school with fewer alumni and a sports team that only last year became a nationally known name, schools may benefit from the name recognition. I didnt know much about FGCU, but I knew they were skateboard friendly, said Mr. Koch of San Diego. And they did really well in the basketball last year so I think that notched up school spirit. Im on the other side of the country here, but I do know there was quite a bit of activity. I sold boards here to sports buyers that were showing the Florida Gulf Coast games, because they were out of nowhere. They were kind of an unknown out here. They just did really well. FGCU licensed products earn the school royalties of up to 8 percent. In addition, the school receives a commission on items sold at the bookstore itself. The school brings in roughly $750,000 to $800,000 per year just through its brickand-mortar bookstore and its online sales (including class books and other items in addition to FGCU-themed merchandise), said Loren Priv, FGCU director of business operations. Those royalties, which go to the schools general revenue stream, are only a small part of the school budget, said Mr. Priv, but they have more than doubled from the previous year, based on the first two quarters of 2013. The local community, I would say from a merchandise perspective, is a big audience, Mr. Priv said, but so are nonlocals. Weve seen a lot of continued support for the basketball team thats translating into sales from all over the country. RETAILFrom page 1EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYScream Guitars FGCU-themed electric guitars are sold at JP Sports. Our idea was if we could pull on certain aspects of the campus and create this signature scent, over time people could embrace that and it could be a future reminder of their time at that college. 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Health Care Dr. Loan Lam, founder and owner of Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Specialists of Collier, has earned a physicians level certification for wound care. Dr. Lam earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Rice University in Houston and her doctor of podiatric medicine from Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences. She completed her internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn., in 2007. Dr. Robert Chami has joined the medical staff at Riverchase Dermatology. Dr. Chami obtained his medical degree and completed a general surgery residency at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a plastic surgery residency at Kettering Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hashim Yar has joined the Emergency Department at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Dr. Yar earned his medical degree at Topiwala National Medical CollegeIndia and completed his residency in pediatrics at the Childrens Hospital of Michigan. He is certified in pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Marketing & PR Sharon Torregrossa has joined Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations as an account executive. A graduate of Florida State University, Ms. Torregrossa is also the owner of Blush Marketing & Events Inc. For eight years, she was the community relations manager at Chicos FAS world headquarters in Fort Myers. She has also worked at Southwest Florida Distributing, Publishing & Mailing. Accounting Albert Wagner of the Independent Accounting Office in Marco Island has earned his Florida CPA license. Mr. Wagner continues to hold his license in Pennsylv ania. Travel Charles Wolfe, a Virtuoso luxury travel expert, has joined the Naples office of Hurley Travel Experts. Mr. Wolfe has 20 years of experience in the travel industry. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 BUSINESS B5 (Ref #002074) (Ref #001905) (Ref #002085) (Ref #002312) (Ref #002021)(Ref #002313) FOR SALE 4 adjacent canal lots zoned for commercial oce in Cape Coral. Close to City Hall, signalized corner, easy access to all the main corridors. $18.05 PSF FOR SALE 31.70 acs with 984 frontage on SR 80 near LaBelle. Prime development site at entryway to Port of Labelle Marina, adjacent to Florida Intercoastal Waterway. $1.75 PSFFOR SALE 3.9 acre site with 400 frontage on US 41. Located just south of Herons Glen & Magnolia Landing in N. Ft. Myers, Rapid growth area. $4.24 PSF FOR SALE 1.45 ac. interchange parcel at JC Center, I-75/Exit 170 in Charlotte Co. All services nearby. Signalized access provides exceptional ingress/egress. $8.95 PSF FOR SALE 9.66 ac. multi-family site, DO approved for 128 units in 12 bldgs. Can subdivide for 245 Asst. Living units. Easy access to SR 82 / Lee Blvd. $2.32 PSF FOR SALE 1.28 ac. commercial corner, one block north of Daniels Pkwy. across from Gulf Coast Hospital. Ideal medical related site, professional oce & more. $15.06 PSFPhone: (239) 425-6000 Fax: (239) 425-6001 P.O. Box 60151, Fort Myers, FL 33906 Pinebrook Park, 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 219, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Call us TODAY to list your property! WOODYARD & ASSOCIATES, LLCCOMMERCIAL REAL ESTATELicensed Real Estate Brokerwww. wa-cr .com 239-425-6000Experts in Commercial Real Estate Tax AppealsMother-daughter ladies from Haiti celebrate boutiques 20 yearsIt seems like just a couple of years ago to Melody Bales. I can still see baby Rachel through my store window, standing up in the playpen I had set up for her outside on Third Avenue North back in 1993, Ms. Bales, the owner of The Lady from Haiti boutique and Haitian art gallery, recalls. I had no idea how different we looked to the Neapolitan population 20 years ago. Ms. Bales had just adopted Rachel from Haiti after living on the impoverished Caribbean island for six years. Back in Naples, she set up a little store from which she could be her own boss as a single mother. After two years and too little business on Third Avene North, she took the risk of moving to Fifth Avenue South, where rent was a whopping $950 a month. Now, 17 years later and beginning her 20th year as a shopkeeper, Ms. Bales has moved The Lady from Haiti back to the neighborhood where the shop started. Its now called the Naples Design District. Ms. Bales business is at 110 10th St. N. In celebration of her 20th year in business, everything in the store is 20 percent off through Dec. 24. Awards & Recognition The Naples/Marco Island KOA Campground has earned the 2014 KOA Presidents Award from Kampgrounds of America, the worlds largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. Floridas Paradise Coast-Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades was voted 2014 Golf Destination of the YearNorth America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. Board Appointments Michael Bauer, the owner of Pine Ridge Coach Works, has been elected president of the Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services networking organization. Jason Dudley, director of information technology and enterprise applications at Edison State College, has been elected to the board of directors for the Florida Association of Educational Data Systems for a two-year term. Mr. Dudley joined ESC in 2007 as a user support analyst and in 2012 was promoted to his current position. New Location Marilyns Distinctive European Fashion has moved to a new location at 375 Fifth Ave. S. The new space is three times larger than the original Marilyns down the street. The expanded space has allowed owner Marilyn Hellman to add to her inventory of womens clothing and accessories. Larger dressing rooms and a 24-foot runway are also part of the new location. Government Melissa Blazier has been appointed chief deputy supervisor of elections for Collier County. For the past eight years, she has served as assistant supervisor of elections in the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office. Ms. Blazier earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Hodges University and is a certified elections/registration administrator and a master Florida certified elections professional. She is a graduate of Growing Associates in Naples and is in the Leadership Collier Class of 2014. Nonpro t Organizations Dr. Maribel Rivera has joined the David Lawrence Center as a fulltime psychiatrist in childrens medical services. A board-certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Rivera will provide services in Naples and Immokalee, thanks to the Collier County Behavioral Health Initiative, a collaboration between the center, the Florida State University School of Medicine and Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida. Dr. Rivera earned a bachelors degree in biology and her doctor of medicine from the University of Puerto Rico. She completed her psychiatry residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center in New York and her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburg, Pa. She has more than seven years of experience in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. One of her areas of expertise is in research and clinical practice with adolescents suffering pediatric bipolar disorder and trauma. ON THE MOVEBAUER DUDLEY BLAZIER RIVERA LAM TORREGROSSA WOLFE COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Rachel and Melody Bales today at The Lady from Haiti. Right: Rachel as she appeared in an advertisement for her mothers boutique shortly after it opened 20 years ago.

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Guests are encouraged to bring a childrens book for donation to Grace Place for Families & Children. $24 for PRSA members, $29 for others. Register at Members and guests of the Collier County Bar Association will enjoy the CCBA annual family holiday party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Naples Bay Resort. Children are welcome and will be entertained by arts and crafts and a visit from someone special. For reservations or more information, visit Wake Up Naples for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Dr. Allen Weiss of the NCH Healthcare System will discuss blue zones. The mornings sponsor is Bigham Jewelers. Register by calling 298-7928 or visiting The Collier Building Industry Association holds its annual installation and awards banquet from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at The Club at Olde Cypress. $50. RSVP by calling 436-6100, e-mailing or visiting The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals holds its next networking meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Call 449-8668 or e-mail A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at or visit Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its next business mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Executive Electronics of Southwest Florida, 28741 S. Diesel Drive in Bonita Springs. $15 for members, $25 for other. Sign up by calling 436-6100 or visiting at (no walk-ins).


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Moorings Park is a nationally accredited, non-prot, Medicare certied community and the only A+ S&P and Fitch rated continuing care retirement community in the country. All dimensions, specications and prices are subject to change without notice. All images are conceptual renderings and developer reserves the right to make modications without prior notice. 2406 Grey Oaks Drive North Naples, Florida 34105 239.919.1711 Please Join us for an Informational Luncheon December 12th at 11:30 amEverglades Room Grey Oaks Country Club 2406 Grey Oaks Drive NorthRSVP by December 9th by calling 239.919.1711 or online at Learn about Moorings Park at Grey Oaks Featuring3,000 sq. ft. 2 BR + Den, 2 BA Residences Grey Oaks Sports Membership IncludedPrices from $1.1 Million 90% Refundable Entrance Fees OLD NAPLES 280 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. $3,850,000 MARBELLA AT PELICAN BAY 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd., #1405 $725,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6480 Sandalwood Ln. $1,050,000 CHESAPEAKE POINTE 1322 Chesapeake Ave., #C2 $549,000 NEW LISTING CAP FERRAT PELICAN BAY 6597 Nicholas Blvd., #1701 $3,150,000 239-404-8222 ROBYN PFISTER GRIFFIN SANDY CAY OLD NAPLES 320 3rd Ave. $1,100,000 NEW LISTING


BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Visit our Sales Center today! 8020 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, Florida 34113. Located at the intersection of US 41 & 951.239.793.2100 www.lely-resort.comLely Resort Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate Broker ITS NOT JUST A COMMUNITY,ITS A LIFESTYLE! OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND SATURDAY & SUNDAY FROM 12p.m. 4p.m. Choose from our distinctive neighborhoods priced from the $200s to over $2 million. With ready-for-living residences and ready-for-building dream homes in a wonderful place to live. A SAMPLING OF OUR INVENTORY HOMES OL San Clemente #4003 | 2 bed/2 bath | 1,404 sq. ft. | $222,490 San Fernando #4205 | 2 bed/2 bath | 1,227 sq. ft. | $230,825 Carmel #3102 | 2 bed/2.5 bath | 1,531 sq. ft. | $242,305 ALDEN WOODS Montego #6-101 | 2 bed/2 bath | 1,657 sq. ft. | $318,470 Osprey #6-201 | 2 bed/2 bath | 2,040 sq. ft. | $348,790 MOORGATE POINT Sienna #37 | 2 bed/2 bath/study | 2,195 sq. ft. | $449,530 COURTYARDS AT CORDOBA Triana #6 | 3 bed/3.5 bath/den | 2,213 sq. ft. | $642,400 Fully furnished model. Leaseback available. Triana #7 | 3 bed/3.5 bath | 2,092 sq. ft. | $544,400PLAYERS COVE Medallion #16-201 | 3 bed/3 bath | 2,743 sq. ft. | $568,275 Medallion #16-202 | 3 bed/3 bath | 2,743 sq. ft. | $548,925 CHATHAM POINTE Tivoli #99 | 3 bed/3 bath | 2,062 sq. ft. | $579,615 LAKOYA Jasmine #67 | 3 bed/3.5 bath | 2,876 sq. ft. | $681,290 O rchid II #74 | 4 bed/3.5 bath | 3,158 sq. ft. | $767,315THE ESTATES AT THE CLASSICS Riviera II #65 | 4 Bed/4.5 Bath | 3,138 sq. ft. | $967,770 Muirfield III #66 | 4 Bed/3.5 Bath | 3,202 sq. ft. | $996,260 P onte Vedra Grande #63 | 4 bed/4.5 bath | 3,490 sq. ft. $1,047,795 | Fully furnished. GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE EXPANDED PLAYERS CLUB & SPA JANUARY 2014


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PAGE 55 Port RoyalSurrounded by water, this elite residential community has direct deepwater access to Naples Bay, Gordon Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Exclusive Port Royal Club memberships are for residents only. Old Naples Aqualane ShoresVintage cottages, contemporary mid-rises and majestic manors are interwoven among lush, mature ora in Old Naples. Just south is the community of Aqualane Shores with waterfront estates on deepwater canals that connect to Naples Bay. Coquina Sands The MooringsThese quiet, tree-shaded neighborhoods are a mix of single-family homes and condominiums; some enjoy waterfront access on Moorings Bay, Compass Cove, Venetian Bay and Hurricane Harbor. The Moorings has a private golf and country club. 1100 Spyglass Lane K a ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 p $19,900,000 1251 Galleon Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $11,495,000 775 Galleon Drive Rick Marquardt 239.289.4158 $7,995,000 224 Little Harbour Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $4,875,000 23 Lantern Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $2,900,000 59 Cove Lane Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513 $495,000 OLD NAPLES Broadview Villas #7 L i nda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 p $1,300,000 OLD NAPLES Parkside O 5th #203 Ri chard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 $1,175,000 OLD NAPLES Bayfront #5511 Jane B ond 239.595.9515 $1,175,000 ROYAL HARBOR Oyster Bay Four Winds #D 38 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $444,000 OLD NAPLES Pierre Club #11 Deb bi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $439,000 OLD NAPLES Central Garden #220 Vi rginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9090 $289,900 OLD NAPLES 1625 Gulf Shore Blvd. South P h il Collins 239.404.6800 p $6,495,000 AQUALANE SHORES 2022 5th Street South Ka ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $5,250,000 OLD NAPLES 585 Lake Drive West Li nda Piatt 239.269.2322 $4,395,000 OLD NAPLES 282 1st Avenue North Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $3,995,000 AQUALANE SHORES 445 16th Avenue South Ge rry Swart 239.552.5506 $3,645,000 ROYAL HARBOR 1340 Jewel Box Avenue Tom /Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 $2,895,000 OLD NAPLES 205 Lake Drive South K a ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 p $2,695,000 OLD NAPLES 391 4th Avenue South Ma ry Catherine White 239.287.2818 $2,599,000 ROYAL HARBOR 1570 Chesapeake Avenue Tom /Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 $2,200,000 OLD NAPLES Villas Amal #103 Deb bi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $1,695,000 OLD NAPLES Lantana #201 Caro l Sheehy 239.340.9300 $1,400,000 OLD NAPLES Bayfront #4507 Jane B ond 239.595.9515 $1,350,000 THE MOORINGS A dmiralty Point #701 Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 p $3,950,000 THE MOORINGS Sancerre #602 Gi lman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $3,550,000 THE MOORINGS 261 Harbour Drive Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $3,500,000 COQUINA SANDS 1720 Gulf Shore Blvd. North Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $3,075,000 THE MOORINGS 650 Regatta Road Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,995,000 THE MOORINGS 255 Bay Point Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,975,000 THE MOORINGS 475 Putter Point Drive L a rry Roorda 239.860.2534 p $2,000,000 THE MOORINGS Admiralty Point #708 La rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $1,595,000 THE MOORINGS Martinique Club #101 Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $1,050,000 COQUINA SANDS Embassy Club #203 Ca rolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $995,000 THE MOORINGS Lausanne #501-S Pa t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 $789,900 THE MOORINGS Billows #9 Caro l Sheehy 239.340.9300 $745,000 THE MOORINGS Lucerne #604 L a rry Roorda 239.860.2534 p $650,000 THE MOORINGS Carriage Club #64 R i ck Marquardt 239.289.4158 $649,000 THE MOORINGS Bordeaux Club #316 Cher yl Turner 239.250.3311 $525,000 THE MOORINGS Commodore Club #506 Ro b in/Tim Weidle 239.370.5515 $399,000 THE MOORINGS Executive Club #109 L a rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $385,000 THE MOORINGS Harbour Lights #372 L a rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $250,000

PAGE 56 Pelican BayPelican Bay is home to many distinctive neighborhoods, comprised of single-family estate homes, towering high-rises and a wide spectrum of coach homes and villa enclaves. Its set amidst hundreds of acres of natural habitat, with large lakes and preserves. Discover all of Naples nest amenities here. Private golf and club memberships. North NaplesNorth Naples boasts beautiful beaches, ne dining, shopping and essential amenities. Single-family homes, villas and towering high-rises dot the landscape. Public and private golf courses, water sports, tennis and more. Pelican MarshPelican Marsh is located in North Naples, 1.5 miles from some of the nest beaches on Floridas West coast. Inside this exclusive, gated community, enjoy tennis, tness, spa facilities and more. Sophisticated shopping and dining are just blocks away at Mercato. Or, take in a show at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 9033 Terranova Drive T r ish Lowe Soars/Barbi Lowe 239.213.7227 p $1,775,000 9085 Terranova Drive Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $1,640,000 1010 Spanish Moss Trail Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 $895,000 9134 Troon Lakes Drive Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 $749,000 Seville #921 Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 $475,000 Egrets Walk #101 Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 $319,000 Grand Bay #17 Jerry Wachowicz 239.777.0741 p $2,095,000 St. Raphael #1503 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 $1,475,000 Crescent #C-26 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $1,195,000 Coronado #1002 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $1,095,000 Crescent #122 Jane Bond 239.595.9515 $999,000 St. Raphael #702 Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 $995,000 St. Kitts #901 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 p $995,000 Crescent #D-35 Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $850,000 St. Pierre #105 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 $700,000 Marbella #405 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $595,000 Marbella #205 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $575,000 Avalon #N7 Bill Charbonneau 239.860.6868 $425,000 CROSSINGS 6897 Wellington Drive Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 p $695,000 THE DUNES The Dunes #206 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $659,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2104 Mission Drive Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $599,000 LEMURIA Lemuria #1501 Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $475,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 1850 Mission Drive Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $449,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2091 Imperial Circle Dean /Kim Rose 239.404.7466 $439,500 MEDITERRA 16017 Trebbio Way Jane B ond 239.595.9515 p $3,499,000 PELICAN ISLE Residences III #1005 Su zanne Ring 239.821.7550 $1,850,000 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE Grande Excelsior #PH01 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $1,750,000 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court John D Amelio 239.961.5996 $1,725,000 OLDE CYPRESS 2743 Olde Cypress Drive Jane B ond 239.595.9515 $1,595,000 TIBURON 2718 Metallist Lane Jul ie Rembos 239.595.1809 $1,399,000 QUAIL CREEK 4701 Pond Apple Drive South Ki m /Dean Rose 239.404.7203 p $1,245,000 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE Grande Geneva #T-3 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $1,100,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 213 Charleston Court Fer n Ritacca 847.361.3376 $970,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7641 Ponte Verde Way Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $848,000 INDIGO LAKES 14681 Beaufort Circle Sh errie Pfeer 239.734.0539 $699,900 TIBURON Bolero #503 Ri chard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 $699,000 THE STRAND Turnberry Woods #704 J u tta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 p $425,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 1191 Imperial Drive Pa t Callis 239.250.0562 $339,000 QUAIL WEST 6665 Edgecumbe Drive Katie B enham 239.222.2268 $299,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY Monterey Villas #10 Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $269,000 STONEBRIDGE Carrington #101 Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $189,000 PALM CREST Palm Crest #121 V i ctoria Clarke-Payton 239.692.1065 $129,895

PAGE 57 Park ShoreGlistening beachfront towers, bayside mansions and nely crafted inland homes make Park Shore the perfect blend for desirable living. Enjoy superlative shops and bistros at The Village on Venetian Bay plus beach and boating amenities. Grey OaksGrey Oaks 54 holes of award-winning golf serve as the centerpiece in this heart-of-Naples community interspersed with luxurious single-family estate homes of a grand scale and elegant villas. Bay ColonyBay Colony is the very denition of privileged living. From the beachfront high-rises to the golf course estate homes to the villas in quiet alcoves, this is luxury living at its best. Golf and beach club memberships. 1235 Gordon River Trail Sam Hei tman 239.537.2018 p $6,995,000 1271 Osprey Trail Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $5,699,999 1449 Nighthawk Pointe Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 $5,250,000 1911 Cocoplum Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $4,400,000 1456 Anhinga Pointe Dan Guenther 239.357.8121 $3,200,000 1516 Marsh Wren Lane Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $1,985,000 2004 Isla Vista Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 p $1,950,000 2056 Isla Vista Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,670,000 1231 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $1,500,000 1212 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $1,300,000 2095 Rivoli Court Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,285,000 Traditions #101 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $875,000 377 Cromwell Court Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $6,295,000 Trieste #1401 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $3,595,000 Trieste #101 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $3,395,000 Trieste #1104 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,495,000 Trieste #405 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $1,895,000 Mansion La Palma #302 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $995,000 Tropics #231 Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 p $950,000 Solamar #1506 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 $724,500 The Savoy #205 Sarah Theiss 239.269.0300 $550,000 Allegro #22 Marlene Suarez 239.290.0585 $549,000 Hidden Lake Villas #D-38 Angela R. Allen 239.825.8494 $215,000 Park Shore Resort #335 Bill Duy 239.641.7634 $195,000 Park Plaza #1704 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $1,999,000 Horizon House #PH-2A Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 $1,750,000 508 Turtle Hatch Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $1,295,000 Venetian Villas #500 Patrick ODonnell 239.250.3360 $995,000 Allegro #12E Marlene Suarez 239.290.0585 $975,000 Park Shore Tower #6B Angela R. Allen 239.825.8494 $975,000 334 Pirates Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $5,950,000 Enclave #20 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $4,795,000 320 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,500,000 311 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $3,795,000 370 Devils Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,750,000 Aria #401 Ed Cox/Je Cox 239.860.8806 $2,750,000 Brittany #1606 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 p $2,495,000 Provence #403 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.571.5614 $2,495,000 4790 Whispering Pine Way Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $2,225,000 233 Mermaids Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,195,000 Le Ciel Venetian Tower #603 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,047,000 Park Plaza #700 Sherree Woods 239.877.7770 $2,025,000

PAGE 58 Naples & SurroundsWith sun-drenched sugary-sand beaches, stretching over 10 miles, temperate year-round weather and abundant shing and boating activities, Naples has been a natural attraction for auent travelers and sun seekers from around the world for decades. WYNDEMERE 183 Edgemere Way South K a thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 p $449,900 WYNDEMERE 104 Water Oaks Way Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $399,000 HAMMOCK BAY Borghese Villas #101 Jim/ Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $390,000 BEARS PAW Bears Paw #622 Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $299,900 NAPLES LAKES COUNTRY CLUB Lake Arrowhead #104 Su san R. Payne 239.777.7209 $299,000 LELY RESORT Ole #9905 Mi chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $257,900 Vanderbilt BeachVanderbilt Beach is home to The Ritz-Carlton, trendy shops, cafes and a host of retail establishments. Single-family homes, luxurious beachfront and waterfront condominiums and mid-rise living are found here. VERONA WALK 8395 Borboni Court T o rry Sigvartsen 239.595.5525 p $250,000 MARCO SHORES Fairways II #1622 Mi chael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 $229,999 BERKSHIRE VILLAGE 1403 Monarch Circle Su san R. Payne 239.777.7209 $220,000 WYNDEMERE Commons #304 Su san R. Payne 239.777.7209 $179,500 VINEYARDS Tuscany #1206 Amy Atherholt 239.592.6343 $164,900 EAGLE CREEK Stonegate #202 ML M eade 239.293.4851 $149,000 Strada Residences at MercatoLive a lifestyle that puts a world of shopping, dining and entertainment within walking distance of home. These 1-, 2and 3-bedroom condominiums are spacious, lavishly appointed and fully-amenitized examples of ultra-chic living at one of Naples best addresses. The Strada #7517 S u san Gardner 239.438.2846 p $1,265,000 The Strada #7502 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $1,250,000 The Strada #5502 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $1,199,000 The Strada #7416 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $1,139,000 The Strada #7406 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $599,000 The Strada #7504 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $599,000 165 Channel Drive Frank Pezzuti 239.216.2445 p $2,650,000 239 Channel Drive Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $2,350,000 327 Flamingo Avenue Jennifer/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $1,695,000 Phoenician Sands #301 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $820,000 279 Heron Avenue Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 $600,000 Anchorage #201 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 $545,000 WINDSTAR 2217 Paget Circle V K. Melhado 239.216.6400 p $580,000 WYNDEMERE 264 Edgemere Way East Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $565,000 WYNDEMERE 910 Wyndemere Way Gary L./Je/Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 $529,000 WATERFRONT IN NAPLES Waterfront In Naples #2174 Linda Ohl er 239.404.6460 $499,900 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 390 17th Street NW Marl ene Suarez 239.290.0585 $499,000 WYNDEMERE 20 Golf Cottage Drive Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $450,000 PINE RIDGE 367 Ridge Drive Te r ri Moellers 239.404.7887 p $3,195,000 ISLES OF CAPRI 24 Pelican Street West Lau ra/Chris Adams 239.404.4766 $2,950,000 GOLDEN SHORES 1320 Osprey Avenue Pa trick OConnor 239.293.9411 $2,795,000 SEAGATE 5115 Starsh Avenue Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $2,100,000 NAPLES CAY Baypointe #503 Li nda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 $1,525,000 PINE RIDGE 600 Ridge Drive Sue Black 239.250.5611 $1,199,000 ISLES OF CAPRI 79 Pelican Street West Bi l l Duy 239.641.7634 p $999,000 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3410 3rd Avenue NW Bil l Duy 239.641.7634 $995,000 BANYAN WOODS 5000 Rustic Oaks Circle Ca rolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $995,000 WYNDEMERE 167 Edgemere Way South Kathry n Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $699,900 WYNDEMERE 878 Wyndemere Way Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $675,000 WYNDEMERE 882 Wyndemere Way Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $595,000

PAGE 59 Sanibel, Captiva & SurroundsLong beloved for their white-sand beaches, prolic seashells, and ora and fauna, the Islands provide a haven for families, vacationers and those who simply enjoy a slower pace of life. From condominiums to resorts to villas to cottages, the Islands are the perfect refuge for living year-round or as a getaway in the sun. Fiddlers CreekFiddlers Creek is a master-planned community oering luxury residences, resort-style living, golf and access to a full-service marina. Marco IslandGraced with miles of powder-white sand beaches, Marco boasts luxurious real estate, shopping, dining, entertainment and a bounty of recreational activities from boating and shing to golf and tennis and more. 8504 Bellagio Drive M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 p $910,000 Menaggio #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $745,000 9048 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $629,900 Cascada #202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $479,000 Montreux #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $435,000 Laguna #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $395,000 3692 Cotton Green Path Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 p $389,000 Montreux #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $369,900 Montreux #203 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $359,000 Varenna #102 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $329,000 3758 Cotton Green Path Drive ML Meade 239.293.4851 $299,000 Deer Crossing #103 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $209,000 1083 Old Marco Lane Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 p $450,000 Admiralty House #1205 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $449,000 Islander Cove #106 Sue Shaughnessy 239.248.1138 $365,000 406 Worthington Street Sue Shaughnessy 239.248.1138 $350,000 Sussex #202 Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 $299,500 Tropic Schooner #1 Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 $139,000 Sandpiper #1403 Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 p $720,000 210 Sand Hill Street Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $549,900 Sandcastle II #107 Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 $549,000 South Seas Tower IV #704 Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 $545,000 865 Sea Dune Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $495,000 Gulfview #1910 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $475,000 589 Inlet Drive Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 p $3,475,000 1458 Buttereld Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $2,495,000 325 Seabreeze Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $2,250,000 1261 Stone Court Paul Strong 239.404.3280 $1,695,000 Belize #401 ML Meade 239.293.4851 $1,475,000 1570 Doxsee Terrace Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $1,125,000 859 Wintergreen Court Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 p $1,100,000 341 Seabreeze Drive Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $1,050,000 115 Landmark Street Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $985,000 1240 Stone Court Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 $849,000 Duchess #306 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $750,000 850 Bareld Drive South Paul Strong 239.404.3280 $729,000 CAPTIVA 16682 Captiva Drive J a ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $11,900,000 FORT MYERS 11340 Longwater Chase Court De b Smith/Augustina Holtz 239.826.3416 $3,350,000 SANIBEL 428 Bella Vista Way East Au gu stina Holtz 914.648.8888 $1,986,000 SANIBEL 2543 Tropical Way Court J a ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,100,000 SANIBEL Sundial #O302 Cind y Sitton 239.810.4772 $750,000 CAPE CORAL 5227 27th Place SW St epha nie Bissett 239.292.3707 $269,900


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 B25 www.JackiStrategos.comJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netRichard Droste Deerwood Villas $224,9002 BR/2 BA + loft for 3rd BR or den. High ceilings, eat-in kitchen. Garage SUPER LOCATIONSpacious inland home ideal for the growing family. Large rooms. Lovely pool. 1570 Villa Court $395,000 NEW PRICEBeautiful 4 BR/3 BA 2,859 s.f. home w/lovely view. Tons of extras. Must see.8998 Lely Island Circle $644,900 OUTSTANDING FLOOR PLAN8998 Lely Island Circle $644,900 Mary H. Raymond (239) 20 Years in DE and PA and 13 Years in Naples doing Real Estate PARK SHORE BEACH: MARINA BAY: IMPERIAL PARK VILLAS: TARPON COVE: seasonal renter. COVE INN: and 3rd Street. Naples secret get away. OLDE NAPLES: and shopping. COMBINING TASTE, VALUE & FINE CRAFTMANSHIP. THATS THE KEY TO A GREAT CUSTOM HOME. 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! Looking for Paradise? e Q uarry o ers a white san d beach, boatin g g olf, shin g kayakin g swi mmin g tennis & dinin g! C all e R a w n G ro upLloyd: Monica: (239) 272-3468 www .eRaw nG rou p .com REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSMichelle Holt has joined Luxury Home Solutions as vice president/general manager to oversee operations, purchasing, construction, design and sales. Ms. Holt has more than 20 years of experience in construction, design, marketing and sales and has owned a consulting company working with contractors and subcontractors on their business development, marketing strategies and operational processes. She earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Kansas State University and one in marketing from Mannheim University in Germany. Luxury Home Solutions has offices in Naples and Fort Myers.Kathy Prutos has joined Keller Williams Elite Realty as a licensed real estate agent, specializing in relocation, second home and investment properties in Naples and Bonita Springs. Ms. Prutos has more than 25 years of experience in public relations, marketing and communications, most recently as CEO and founder of Prutos Public Relations, Marketing & Advertising. Originally from Naperville, Ill., she moved to Naples in 1988. The onsite sales team for Mangrove Bay, the new cottage-style, single-family waterfront community in Old Naples, consists of: Jon Rubinton, broker, Paradise Realty of Naples; Celine Goget, office manager and broker associate, Mangrove Bay and Paradise Realty of Naples; Joshua Rubinton, project sales associate, Paradise Realty of Naples; Dan Sexton, sales associate and IT director; and Elizabeth Price, sales coordinator.Jon Rubinton is a Class A general contractor and a secondgeneration developer and builder in Southwest Florida. He earned a degree in finance from the University of Florida before joining his father in business. Ms. Goget was born in France and has lived in Naples since 1978. She earned a degree in anthropology from Rollins College. Joshua Rubinton is a Naples native and the third generation of the Rubinton development family. Mr. Sexton was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and graduated from Naples High School and the University of Central Florida with a degree in finance. He was involved with a technology start-up in New York City before returning to Naples 2002 to become a mortgage banker and real estate professional. Ms. Price has a degree in education from Cedarville University and taught in China for three years. HOLT JON RUBINTON GOGET JOSHUA RUBINTON PRUTOS Linden Development & Property ManagementLinden Development and Property Management specialize in the acquisition, development and management of high quality residential and commercial properties. Our rental property management services include: Condominium Property Manager: Residential Property Management: Linden Development and Property Management Residential and Commercial Property Management


Illustrated Properties Joanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732 Brian Carey | 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY Enjoy Resort Style Living at Its Best In Village Walk & The Heart of VILLAGE WALK and ISLAND WALK is the focus of the communitys unique Town Center that creates a carefree lifestyle a lifestyle people dream about; meeting friends for a swim, a work out at the state of the art tness center, a set of tennis, or meeting for one of the planned activities...then grabbing lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant... relaxing to the soothing sounds of fountains or taking a relaxing stroll back home around the many lakes and footbridges! The Town Center is reserved exclusively for residents use with no equity or membership fees! The communities offer prime locations close to local beaches, ne dining, entertainment, shopping, area hospitals, and SW International Airport. Schedule your private tour of the awarding winning communities today! MAGNIFICENT details set this 4BR, 3.5BA 3 Car Garage Stately Manor apart from all the rest! The open oor plan is stunning, offering plenty of room to entertain family and friends with formal dining and living rooms, a large family room and Florida room, 3 guest suites, and a private master suite that is a self contained hideaway designed to give the homeowner a private retreat. The master suite offers a sitting room, walk-in closets, and a fabulous master bath that has just been completely updated with new shower, new counter tops, and cabinets. This lovely home also features new Granite counters, cook top, microwave, and double oven. The very private screened lanai features a heated pool, lush tropical landscaping and is sure to be a favorite gathering place. This meticulously maintained home also has newer A/C units, electric hurricane shutters for the entire home, and a paver brick driveway creates get curb appeal! VISUAL TOUR AVAILABLE! A MUST SEE OFFERED AT $559,900 MA GN IF IC EN T d t il t th i 4B R 3 5 5 B A 3 A C G St t l M t f 5 B VILLAGE WALK l l th t Th l i t i E W A L W W K f f i l t f t t t i f il VILLAGE WALKClassic DiVosta 3BR,2.5BA plus den Oakmont with pool on Benicia Court with easy access to the gate and a short walk to the amenities center. Well cared for home by these original owners on a very wide easement lot with wide water views. Love this home and Love this community come see it today! $399,000 C C l i D iV t B 3B R R 2 B 5B A A l l d d O O O k k t i it h h l l B B i i i i C C t i i h th O O k k y ac ce ss t t o th th e ga t te a d nd a s h ho t rt w l al k k t to t t h he a me i ni ti ti es c en t te r W We ll ll c ar d ed f f or h h om e b by a m VILLAGE WALK FEATURED PROPERTY VILLAGE WALKGREAT LOCATION! Oakmont 3BR, 2.5BA plus den and 2 car garage. This lovely single family is nicely upgraded and MOVE IN READY! Features include freshly painted neutral interior, upgraded tile in the living areas and guest bedroom, updated master bath, plantation shutters, brand new stove and microwave, built-in entertainment center, hurricane shutters, and large screened lanai with private pool and lake views. Perfectly located in the community just step from the amenities Center! Visual Tour Available Call to schedule you private showing today! $390,900 VISUAL TOUR AVAILABLE! GR EA T L OC AT IO N! O k t 3 BR 2 2 5B A l d d 2 T hi l 2 5 o ve ly s in gl e fa mi ly i s ni ce ly u pg ra de d an d M O O V E IN R EA D Y! F ea tu re s in cl ud e M EXTENDED CAPRI VILLA 2/2 WITH 2-CAR GARAGE in the cul-de-sac across the bridge from the Town Center and all amenities in Village Walk. Roll down shutters, very large screened patio, fountain and lake views, blank pallet ready to sell. Close soon and enjoy Season here this winter!! $280,000 VILLAGE WALK E W AL W W K ISLAND WALK FEATURED PROPERTY ISLAND WALKTHIS IS THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Aruba Townhome 3BD 2.5BA, 2-Car Garage lives like a single family home and is MOVE IN READY! This pristine home has been used by the owners on a few days per year and is in like NEW CONDITION! This home is nicely upgraded and shows like a model offering light neutral interior, tile in all living areas, built-in entertainment center, planation shutters, screened lanai with private heated pool, complete hurricane protection and more! The home can also be purchased turnkey furnished for additional 12K! A MUST SEE! $289,900 VISUAL TOUR AVAILABLE TH TH I I S S I I S S TH TH E E ON ON E E Y Y OU OU HA HA V V A A A A E E B B EE EE N N WA WA IT IT IN IN G G FO FO R! R! A A b b T T h h B 3B D D 2 N N W W 2 5B 5B A A 2 2 C C ar G G arage li li ves li li k ke as i in l gl e f fa i mi 2 5 5 ly h h omean d d i is M M O O V V E E IN IN R R EA EA D D Y! Y! T T hi hi s l ly I S NEW LISTING NEW LISTING


BUY TODAYthenlive it up tomorrow 11571 Verandah Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 888-431-8006Directions: From I-75 take Exit 141. Right on Palm Beach Boulevard for 2 miles to Verandah. Purchase one of our Ready Now homes by December 31st and get a free pool!*Purchase one of our Ready Now homes today and well give you a free pool for endless hours of fun and relaxation. A $41,000 value! Kolter Homes at Verandah features spacious, open oorplans of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms starting from the $200s. Each nestled among the quiet, serene setting of Verandah including 2 Championship Golf Courses, miles of walking trails, riverside clubhouse and more. But hurry, buy today so you can live it up tomorrow. New single-family homes from the mid $200s. Estate homes from the $600s. *Pool incentive valid on Ready Now homes closed on or before December 31, 2013. Pool Package ($40,200 value) includes a paver deck with screen enclosure, 14 x 28 pool, four jets, lights, lter, and gem coat nish. Limited time offer is subject to change without notice. Pool layout varies per home. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 B27 NETWORKINGKicking off a renovation at The Players Club & SpaLike us on / NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ 1. The Players Club & Spa staff 2. Bob and Alice DeHaven, Michele Pascale 3. Nancy Rhodes, Marilyn McClearn and Pam McGuire 4. Rachael Nicole and Darian Lee 5. K.C. and Georgia Shock 6. Ray and Maggie Morris 7. Marie and Brad BlockTIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7


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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION INSIDEBROUGHT 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 Warm and fuzzyFrozen makes a fine addition to the cast of Disney heroines. C11 Chapeaux on paradeThe 10th annual Hats in the Garden, and more great to-dos around town. C29-33 A world of flavorFUSE Global Cuisine adds inventive tastes to the local dining scene. C35 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ An assemblage of paintings depicting everyday life in the Soviet Union under Communism make their debut in the West next week at Gallery on Fifth in Mercato. Rescued from the Flames: Socialist Realist Paintings from the Soviet Union shines a light on 20 works by Soviet-era master artists of the Socialist Realist school created in the Ukraine between the 1950s and the mid-1980s. The exhibitions public opening is set for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11; an invitation-only preview will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.Paintings shine light on life under Communism in the Soviet Union CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS COME IN ALL SIZES and shapes. One of Jason Parrishs includes doing a little striptease act in front of others, showing more than just a flash of boxer shorts decorated with images of scantily clad men. He then dons a ridiculous crushed velvet elf outfit, complete with candy cane striped tights and green plastic shoes that curl up at the toes. They get a laugh without me even putting them on, he says of his elfin footwear. I have to walk funny in them. Theyre like clown shoes. This month marks the fifth anniversary of Mr. Parrish as the sole star of Florida Repertory Theatres production of TheAnelfinmilestoneSEE MILESTONE C4 SEE RUSSIAN ART, C24 Reflections on five years of The Santaland Diaries U U U IDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMEN T T T S S S C C C E E E N N N E E E BY NANCY STETSON nst nst nst nst ets ets ets ets on@ on@ on on@ o o o ridaweekly.c om COURTESY PHOTOS Jason Parrish, above as an elf and at left as a human, in The Santaland Diaries at Florida Repertory Theatre Border Guards Visit with Elder, Karl Tanpeter, 1962 BY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent

PAGE 70 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSBeach exhibitionism makes a reluctant believerWhen Im not in a relationship, coupled people seem to be everywhere. Ive been single for a long time now, and I cant make it through the day without running smack against some smugly loving pair. At the grocery store, at the post office they are omnipresent in their canoodling. If I werent already so cynical about love, all those couples would push me off the proverbial edge. Not that I blame them. During my own partnered stretches, Im the first to broadcast the sweetness of being in a relationship. I like holding hands in public, and I enjoy making soft eyes across the table in a restaurant. I want people to know how lucky I feel. So why should I hold it against other couples for flaunting their good fortune? Its just that sometimes I need a break. There are places and moments when I think, Can you please tone it down? For me that place is the beach. I like to take a walk every night around sunset. I troop out with my faded plastic bucket, the kind kids play with in the sand, and I pick up detritus from the vacation life: cigarettes butts, bottle caps, juice boxes all the trash people forget to throw away when theyre too busy having a good time. I walk head down, my eyes on the sand, scanning for garbage and clearing my head of the days worries. Im always amazed at how a little beach cleaning can make me feel so zen. When I head out on this nightly trek, I expect a fair amount of romantic showmanship. Its the beach, after all. Ive seen couples kissing as the sun set over the water and partners cuddled on beach blankets. Ive witnessed vast quantities of portraits taken, men and women looking brightly at the camera so that their selfsatisfaction can be broadcast not just to the near vicinity but their entire, far-flung social network. None of this I mind. What finally got to me happened the other night a couple engaged in a standing make-out session midway down the island. I think, a little kissing: fine. Some light groping: also fine. But full-on legs intertwined pelvic thrusting with hair pulling? Not on the beach at sunset, thank you very much. It was the kind of scene I hated to see yet still couldnt pull my eyes away from. The couple separated just as I neared, my plastic bucket banging against my leg, indignation shooting from me like sparks. At 100 yards I had assumed they were teenagers. Who else would be so heedless? At 50 yards I thought they were in their mid-20s, steeped in all that heady romance that leads to marriage. But as I passed them I realized that they were older than I am by at least 20 years. Suddenly I had the thought: Well, why not? Love is so fleeting, its blessings so rare. If a passionate sensation should overcome us on the beach or at the post office or the grocery store why should anyone try to contain it? We should all be so lucky to have moments like those. North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Fort Myers 7331 Gladiolus Dr. Cape Coral 413 Del Prado Blvd. S., Suite 101 CoolSculpting Available in:Medical Director: Andrew T. Ja e, MD, FAADComplimentary consultations 239-313-2553*Restrictions apply. Individual results may vary.Transform your bodywithout surgery or downtime. BEFORE AFTER Revolutionary Fat FreezingGuaranteed* fat reducing resultswhen you Treat-to-Complete withExclusively at Riverchase: Give the Gift of Beauty For Every $100 Gi Card, Get $20 IN SPA BUCKS! Spa Bucks can only be redeemed for Spa Blue MD services. Restrictions apply. Call for details. CoolSculptingFat Reduction Ultherapy Skin Tightening Laser Hair Removal Cosmetic Injectables Laser Rejuvenation Facials and Peels Physician Only Skin Care Products Gift Cards Available for Purchase At All Riverchase Locations! North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Drive 239-449-3499Fort Myers 7331 Gladiolus Drive239-313-2553 SPA BLUE MD LOCATIONSMedical Director: Andrew T. Ja e, MD



PAGE 72 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 Santaland Diaries. Hundreds share his tradition, annually attending a performance in the theaters black box space to see him as the sardonic, decidedly uncheerful Crumpet the Elf. So far, more than 5,800 people have seen him perform. Theres no telling how many of them are repeat customers, but suffice it to say The Santaland Diaries is many peoples holiday Nutcracker. So how does Mr. Parrish feel about doing a striptease in front of so many? I embrace it, he says. Theres always some randy old lady in the front row you can play (off of) who loves it, and thats always fun. In 2008, Mr. Parrish, who also works as associate director and an ensemble actor at Florida Rep, went home to Columbus, Ohio, to visit his family for Christmas. There, he saw a production of The Santaland Diaries at Cat Co. Theyd been doing it for 13 years at that point, and I finally went to see it, he says. He fell in love with the show, which is based on David Sedaris essay, SantaLand Diaries, about his years working as a Christmas elf at Macys. I just thought it was a brilliant little play and a great role for an actor, he says. I loved its tone. The humor is my kind of humor the wit and the sarcasm, and David Sedariss withering look at parents, kids, crazed consumers, off-the-wall Santas and elves who take themselves too seriously. Its the same as my own warped sense of humor. When he returned to Fort Myers, he immediately shared the play with Florida Rep founder and producing artistic director Robert Cacioppo, suggesting they put it on before someone else did locally, which would then make the play off-limits to another company. He read it, he liked it, Mr. Parrish says. Mr. Cacioppo thought The Santaland Diaries would be great for the companys intimate studio theater and that the role of Mr. Sedaris would be ideal for Mr. Parrish.A cult followingMr. Sedaris wrote his essay and read it on NPRs Morning Edition for the first time on Dec. 23, 1992. It was so successful, it helped him get his start (and it wound up in two of his books: Barrel Fever and Holiday on Ice). In 1996, Joe Mantello turned the nowinfamous essay into a one-man play, which debuted in New York City that November. The role is an immense challenge for actors. Not only do they have to memorize the entire play, but they have to act as a wide variety of characters, including Santas, elves, children, disgruntled parents and un-jolly Macys personnel. Crumpet the Elf even gets to sing Away In a Manger a la Billie Holiday. Were talking about year six, Mr. Parrish says about the shows success for Florida Rep. As long as it keeps selling tickets and bringing in new audiences, which it does, then I think were interested in continuing to produce it. The play has a cult following, as does Mr. Sedaris himself. Every year we get younger people, Mr. Parrish says. We get gay people, people who like to read books, (which are) a couple of different demographics for us. Mr. Parrish says he runs into people all the time in the Arcade Theatre hallway who tell him, Im coming again this year! Two Florida Rep volunteers, Jane Richard and Pat McKay, always ask to usher on New Years Eve, he says. (Though that wont happen this year, unless the show is extended due to popular demand a likely scenario). Ms. McKay was 90 when she saw her first Santaland. She and Jane came to the performance and had the time of their lives, Mr. Parrish recalls. After the show, I went outside to celebrate New Years Eve downtown and they were sitting there, watching the ball drop hooting and hollering and having a ball.Evolution of a characterLast year was the first time Mr. Parrish performed The Santaland Diaries in the round, in the then-newly rehabbed and renamed ArtStage Studio Theatre. Acting in the round feels more natural than a proscenium stage, he says. Plus, having people on all sides gave us an excuse to try new things. The new space is also much bigger than the previous one. We say David got a promotion, Mr. Parrish says. For the first couple of years, he was a broke writer and elf, telling you whats happening right now. Last year, hes now a successful writer going back and telling you what happened. Now hes living in a swanky New York apartment. With the seating so close to the stage, audiences feel as if theyre in Mr. Sedaris apartment with him. Some think the show is like standup and heckle him. I had one woman who was out for a night with the girls, and when I was passing out wine, I passed her up, and she said, Wheres mine? Mr. Parrish recalls. She grabbed the bottle out of my hand and was very upset when she found out it was grape juice. One year, he spilled the grape uice. And another year, at the part when he was supposed to jump onto an ottoman, he kicked it instead and fell face-first into the audience. I jumped back up and said, Everythings fine. Everythings fine! he says. Last year, two older couples stormed out mid-play when Crumpet started talking about a crush he has on Snowball, a fellow elf. First one man stood up noisily, flipped up his chair, and making as much noise as possible, charged down the riser and slammed the door shut behind him. Then the other man did the same thing. Five minutes later, the wives stood up and followed. As they were getting up and clamoring out of the theater, I just stopped talking, Mr. Parrish says. I waited for them to go. As (the wives) went through the door, I gave a Vanna White wave. The audience then gave me a two-minute applause break. In the first year, he forgot his lines. I got a laugh someplace, and my subconscious mind said, OK, do that tomorrow. But thinking that made him forget what he was supposed to say next. I panicked, he says. I had to say, Line, please. (The prompter) said it, and I went on. But that was the only time.A wild, wild rideHaving performed the play now for four years in a row, Mr. Parrish no longer has to memorize the script. A month before opening night, he starts to reacquaint himself with it by saying it out loud in the shower or in the car. He can get through most of it now by memory, he says, making note of sections he wants to double-check in the script. For example, theres one spot where he has to list the types of elves working in Santaland: Watercooler Elf, Bridge Elf, Maze Elf, Magic Window Elf, Vomit Corner Elf. It takes a while to get the right sequence of elves, he says. They go in order. There is a logic to those elves. Memorizing a one-man show is challenging. I think the first year, I was always, Oh God, oh God, am I going to say all the words tonight? The second year, the words came easier. And the more I relaxed, I felt more like me. As the years have gone on, I have less trouble no trouble with the lines. Theyre a part of me now. What any actor strives for in any role is truth, to make the words the character is speaking sound like yours. Ive done almost 90 performances of this show now, and it feels like its actually happened to me, that Im telling a story that Ive lived. I have pictures that Ive created in my head of Santaland, where the Vomit Corner is, and what the Magic Tree looks like, and who the people are. I feel theyre a part of me, so the play feels more natural. Every year, he says, he tells director Chris Clavelli that he wants to do something differently. But he insists that if it ever becomes a burden if he ever finds himself saying, OK, its time to dust my Santaland off, hell stop performing the show. Though its the same play year after he, the production and Mr. Parrishs delivery change from year to year. His interpretation changes, he explains, because he himself changes. I get older, and I get a little more experience in life, he says. Whatever Ive experienced between one year and the next, I bring to it. A lot has happened since last year for the actor: his parents divorcing, his grandfather dying, new relationships, turning 30. An actor can only bring what he or she has experienced as the basis for the character, he says. You mold that into the characters experience. Looking back, he says, Its been a wild, wild ride. Im eternally grateful for Bob taking a chance, for saying yes to the play and to me. Its been very rewarding. Audiences love it. And who doesnt like to make people laugh? MILESTONEFrom page 1 The Santaland Diaries programs through the years 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 COURTESY PHOTOJason Parrish on stage in David Sedaris Santaland Diaries. The Santaland Diaries>> When: Dec. 18-29 >> Where: ArtStage Studio Theatre at Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Cost: $25 ($10 for students with valid ID) >> Info: 332-4488 or www. >> More: For mature audiences onlyPARRISH CLAVELLI


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Heathwood Drive. 394-0080 or Collected Stories Through Dec. 7 by Florida Repertory Theatre in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas Dec. 7-25 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Swingin Christmas Through Dec. 25 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Thursday, Dec. 5 Smooth Moves Take a tai chi class from 10-11 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for Garden members, $15 for others. 643-7275 or Guy Ahmed Ahmed takes the stage tonight through Dec. 8 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island. 389-6901 or Tree Lighting Fifth Avenue South hosts the 39th annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting from 5-9:30 p.m. Activities include holiday performances by local schools, dance troupes and more. Cooks Corner Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life leads a Comfort Foods Made Healthy class from 6-8 p.m. $50. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 514-4663 or Music at Mercato Mercato presents a free concert with the soulful blues and rock n roll sounds of Victor Wainwright from 6-9 p.m. Grandmas Christmas Goose By Compton & Bennett at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits tonight, Dec.12 and 19. $39.95 per person. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or comptonandbennett@ See story on page C14. Last Laugh Brian Thomas takes the stage at Old Naples Comedy Club at 8 p.m. tonight through Dec. 7. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or Friday, Dec. 6 Celebration of Lights Ave Maria celebrates the season with the Celebration of Lights from 5-9 p.m. Activities include an outdoor skating garden, stage performances by youth and school organizations and vintage autos from the Cool Cruiser Car Club. 352-3903 or Champagne Tasting Tonys Off Third hosts its 15th annual Champagne & Sparkler Tasting from 5:30-7 p.m. $28. 1300 Third St. S. 262-7999 or www. Deck the Halls Mercato hosts its holiday tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. in the piazza outside The Second Cup. NBC2s Krista Fogelsong emcees. www. Tunes Larry Moss performs from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7138.See You at Stans Pyrate VooDoo performs from 6-9 p.m. at Stans Idle Hour on Marco Island. 394-3041 or Christmas Story North Naples United Methodist Church presents its seventh annual Night In Bethelem from 6-8 p.m. tonight and Dec. 7. Visitors can take candlelit walk through the story of Jesus birth and stroll through a busy Bethlehem marketplace complete with crafts, activities, animals and authentic 1st century food. Wind up the evening with Christmas hymns and music by Lydias Song along with cookies, cocoa and playing in the snow. Free. 593-7600 or Night Sur La Table in Mercato holds an Italian Feast couples cooking class starting at 6 p.m. $79 per person. (800) 243-0852 or Concert Michael Baron and Priscila Navarro perform Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Camille Saint-Saens at 7 p.m. in the Holland T. Salley Auditorium at Edison State College-Collier campus as part of the Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series. $20 for adults, $15 for students. 775-2800 or Improv Comedy Naples Performing Arts Center hosts Night at the Improv with the WOW Improv troupe from 7-8:30 p.m. Audience participation encouraged. $10 at the door. 6646 Willow Park Drive. 597-6722 or www. Winning Plays Etc Readers Theatre of The Naples Players presents readings of its 10th annual New Play Contest winners at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Dec. 7 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. $10. 263-7990 or Saturday, Dec. 7 Breakfast with Santa The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples hosts breakfast with Santa from 9-10:30 a.m. today and Dec. 8. Reservations required. 260-1600 or e-mail Snow Fest Collier County Parks & Recreation hosts Snowfest at Golden Gate Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features 100 tons of snow along with winter activities. $2 per person. Cool Cruisers Cool Cruisers Car Club rumbles in to Miromar Outlets for a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Donations benefit local childrens charities. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 A N D R E W C O F F E L T S P E R S O N A L T R A I N I N G (440) 708 4388 I N H O M E T R A I N I N G G R O U P T R A I N I N G W W W. C O F F E L T E N T E R P R I S E S. C O M WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO CATERING FOR ALL EVENTS Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING Masters of Bluegrass takes the stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at ArtisNaples. This dream team of musicians has more than two centuries of experience of playing between them, each providing a living link to the days when bluegrass was heard only in hillbilly honkytonks, schoolhouse shows and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Anything can happen when these guys share the stage in a celebration of the history of bluegrass. 597-1900 or Tonys Off Third pops some corks at its 15th annual Champagne & Sparkler Tasting from 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 6. $28. 1300 Third St. S. 2627999 or


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It Takes Two Pablo Repun Tango hosts a beginners class from 7-8 p.m. and Milogna from 8-11 p.m. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or Latin Jam Westside Topico Latin Band performs from 8 p.m. to midnight at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. More Tunes Devon Meyers performs at Vandys & 5 Brothers on Marco Island starting at 11:30 p.m. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 394-8767. Little Bar Jam The 13th Floor Band performs at the Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland on Marco Island this evening. 394-5663 or Sunday, Dec. 8 Stretch and Breathe Start the day with yoga from 10-11 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for Garden members, $15 for others. 643-7275 or www. Jazz on the Green Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center and Edison State College present a free concert by the Danny Sinoff Quartet from 2-4 p.m. on the green behind Building M at ESC. 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway. 7752800 or Big Band Dance The Music Makers Show Band performs from 6:308:30 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center. $8. Masters Masters of Bluegrass takes the stage at 7 p.m. at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or Monday, Dec. 9 Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Miss Potter beginning at 7 p.m. $9. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or for the Holidays Voices of Naples community chorus presents Home for the Holidays at 7 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Freewill offering. 777 Mooring Line Drive. 4552582 or Comedy Old Naples Comedy Club hosts Night at the Improv with the WOW Improv troupe from 7:309 p.m. Audience participation encouraged. $15 at the door. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. 455-2844 or Tuesday, Dec. 10 Holiday Rock-n-Roll JT Musical Productions presents Johnny Ts Holiday Rock-n-Roll Review starring Terry Johnson & The Flamingos at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre. $45. 263-7990. Directors Debut The Naples Philharmonic welcomes music director designate Andrey Boreyko conducting the orchestra in Dvorak New World Symphony at 8 p.m. Former child prodigy Sarah Chang joins the symphony as guest violinist. 597-1900 or Parade The Naples Christmas Parade sets out at 6 p.m. along Fifth Avenue South. Wednesday, Nov. 11 Local History Author Marya Repko discusses the history of the Everglades and efforts to restore what remains of the unique ecology at 2 p.m. at Collier Seminole State Park. 20200 Tamiami Trail E. 394-3397. Artist Party The Artists Gallery on Marco Island hosts Its a Holly Jolly Artists Party showcasing works by local artists from 5:30-7 p.m. 784-4436 or Art Opening Gallery on Fifth in Mercato hosts an opening for the exhibition Rescued from the Flames: Socialist Realist Paintings from the Soviet Union from the Collection of Jurii Maniichuk and Rose Brady from 6-8 p.m. $20 per person, $5 for students. 220-7503 or galleryonfifth@earthlink. net. See story on page C1. All That Jazz The Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra welcomes guest Benny Golson on tenor sax at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or Coming up Get Out of Town Get Out of Town Travel hosts a presentation on the new Bordeaux River Cruise by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises on Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Artists Gallery on Marco Island and at 3 p.m. at Robb & Stucky in Naples. 596-4142 or Pairing Clive Daniel and Artichoke and Company host a wine tasting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Clive Daniel showroom. $45. Reservations required by Dec. 9. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 263-6979 or Piano Rock A special pianobased rock performance by John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting takes place on the lawn outside Mercatos Bravo! at 6 p.m. Dec. 13. Mr. Ondrasik is best known for the Top 40 hits Superman, 00 Years and The Riddle. Book Signing Friends of the Collier County Museum host a book signing with Clyde Butcher from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Collier County Museum Headquarters. Free admission. Holiday refreshments will be served. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. Art Show Naples Artcrafters holds a juried fine art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 in Cambier Park. Free. 250-0804 or Aviation Celebration The City of Naples Airport Authority celebrates the 70th anniversary of Naples Municipal Airport from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 14. 6430733 or See story on page A17. Christmas Concert The Bonita Strings Quartet performs a free Christmas concert at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 15 at Naples First Church of the Nazarene. 3100 Bailey Lane. 273-1164 or Randi@ Night Lights Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 and continues evenings through Dec. 23 with musical performances, family activities and thousands of lights throughout the Garden. 6437275 or Big Band The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents the Southwest Florida Big Band at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Enjoy an evening under the stars complete with culinary samplings and music made for dancing and reminiscing. $45 members; $50 non-members in advance; $55 at the door. 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.Cool Cruisers Car Club rumbles in to Miromar Outlets for a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. 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Walking along the bay with her in Maine, enjoying the sun and wildflowers. Kissing and hugging her goodnight. Making my sister-in-law Pam throw her head back and roar with laughter. Hearing her sing. Going shopping together and finding bargains. Mundane, everyday things. Yet what I wouldnt give to be able to experience them again. Thornton Wilders 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town, gets that exactly right: Its the quotidian things of life that are special. And thats what we miss when those we love die: the everyday, nothing special moments. Those are the things we should pay attention to while theyre happening. Yet we often dont realize that until its too late. Does anybody ever realize life while they live it? Every, every minute? asks Emily in Act III. The saints and the poets. They do some, shes told. We go through life taking each other for granted, not really seeing each other. Another character tells her: Thats what it was to be alive: to move about in a cloud of ignorance, to go up and down trampling on the feelings of those about you. To spend and waste time as though you had a million years.Casting IssuesI had high hopes for the Naples Players production of Our Town. The play is incredibly moving when you read the script especially if you have some years under your belt. While taking us though a day in the life of a small New England town, it tackles the Big Topics of birth, life, l ove, marriage and death. Its about the entire cycle of life, beginning with a birth and ending with a death and a birth. Director Michael Scanlan wanted to make this production special. The result, however, is disappointing and highly uneven. Part of it is the directors fault, due to misguided casting and poor staging choices. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is narrated by a Stage Manager who speaks directly to the audience, a theatrical device that was radical and new for its time when Mr. Wilder wrote it. Jim Corsica plays the part in this production. Although he was great as Daddy Warbucks in The Naples Players Annie and as a stiff-moving father who cant dance in All Shook Up, hes woefully miscast here. The Stage Manager needs to be someone warm and inviting, someone who exudes kindness and can draw us into the action. Mr. Corsica seems better suited for playing menacing characters than kind ones. The role is a linchpin for setting the tone of the show. I think other Naples Players regulars such as Victor Caroli, Paul Graffy, Bonnie Knapp or even Megan McCombs wouldve been great as the Stage Manager. They wouldve made the words come to life. Mr. Corsica is fabulous when he has a small scene as the man behind the counter at the soda shop, but I found him offputting as the Stage Manager. In an effort to make the audience feel part of the community of the Our Town setting of Grovers Corners, N.H., Mr. Scanlan makes use of the sides of the theater, having characters leave or enter the stage via the Sugden Community Theaters doors. He also sets many small scenes in the theaters middle aisle. However, rather than making me feel part of the community of people onstage, this treatment keep pulling me out of the action and reminding me I was watching a play. I had to turn my head to see what was going on behind me. Additionally, lighting those scenes meant that some audience members (myself included) had bright lights shining directly in their eyes when turning to look at the action. The director also has audience members participate by asking scripted questions from their seats, clucking as if chickens, scrunching up paper to make rain sounds. (Additional sound effects made from someone in the orchestra pit are too loud and obvious.) The audience is also asked to sing four hymns during the course of the play (words provided in the program.) Personally, I enjoyed that, but surely some in the house felt alienated or uncomfortable by the requested hymn singing. It also felt strange when, on the first hymn, after cajoling us to participate loudly and wholeheartedly, the Stage Manager, without warning, suddenly cut off everyone from singing the second half of the song.Good chemistryMr. Scanlan did cast well with his two leads the young next-door neighbors, Emily (Brigid Wallace) and George (Michael Frank), who fall in love and get married. Their depiction of young love is sweet, not sappy 180 degrees from much of what we see depicted in media today. George has his mind filled with baseball, but then, as he grows older, starts noticing Emily next door. Their scenes together hit just the right tone, whether theyre conversing from the windows of their homes or over a soda in town. Georges parents are also top-notch. Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan as Julia, the mother, and Ray Kane as Dr. Gibbs, his father and the towns doctor, display a chemistry on stage and are believable as a long-married and happy couple. The ensemble cast includes some actors making their Naples Players debut or performing with the company for a second time. On opening night there was some stuttering and stepping on others lines, as if perhaps the cast had not rehearsed enough. Our Town is performed with minimal props a few tables and chairs, a couple of ladders. But the multi-tiered wooden stage is striking, as is Craig Walcks lighting to set moods. Act I shows the daily life of the town. Act II deals with love and marriage, and Act III focuses on the inevitable: death which, the playwright reminds us, doesnt always come when we expect it. The funeral procession and cemetery scenes are nicely staged and choreographed. But it was difficult for me to judge just how powerful Act III is, because I was blindsided by a hymn during a funeral scene: Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling. The hymn is not in Mr. Wilders script, and was unexpected. Unfortunately, we sang the hymn at my mothers funeral just a few months ago also in New England and I found myself involuntarily reacting to that, rather than what was happening on the stage.Not our kind of townOur Town has so much more to it than what this production gives us. If you read the play, it is powerful and nuanced and moving. Mr. Scanlan tries to make it special, but at times I felt the same way I do while watching some science fiction movies: that all the attention has been given to the special effects rather than to the development of the characters. I wish this director had spent less time adding things to the script and more time rehearsing the actors so that everyone, down to the smallest townsperson, was a fully developed person. This production needs fewer gimmicks and more heart. I didnt feel a part of the community, as Mr. Scanlan had hoped. A scene in Act I, with everyone miming getting ready for school and work, seemed scattered. I was reminded of the scene in Fiddler on the Roof with various families preparing for the Sabbath and gathering around the table. That scene has an incredibly powerful feeling of unity and community, yet a similar scene in Our Town families gathering around the breakfast table was lacking. On opening night, when the Sugden is traditionally filled with family and friends, handfuls of people left at both intermission breaks. And at the end of the show, maybe half the audience gave a standing ovation, while the rest remained seated. I would love to see a top-notch production of this play, one that moves us and draws us in and is all that Mr. Wilder intended when he wrote it. Unfortunately, despite the best of intentions, this isnt it. Our Town>> When: Through Dec. 21 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> Cost: $35 ($10 for students 21 and younger with valid ID) >> Info: 263-7990 or


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The short is absolutely delightful, so dont be late to the theater.Is it worth $15 (3D)? YesTheres a reason girls become enamored with Disney princesses. Its because Disney is better than everyone else in the world at creating heroines who get to do cool things and sing wonderful songs and save magical kingdoms. The princesses are fantasies that couldnt possibly exist, of course, but the idea that they can be real is too intoxicating and effervescent for little girls to know what to do with themselves. Frozen now wonderfully adds to the list of Disney heroines, and this time there are two princesses your daughters will want to be next Halloween. In the kingdom of Arendelle, Princess Elsa (Idina Menzel) is born with the magical power to create snow and ice. However, when shes unable to control it and nearly kills her sister Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa is forced to live in solitude. Years later, after Annas mind is wiped clean of nearly dying at her sisters hand, Elsa loses control of her abilities when shes crowned queen. Snow, ice and frost encapsulate Arendelle during its otherwise hot and busy summer, leaving Anna to venture into the frozen forest to find her sister and talk some sense into her. Unprepared for the cold, Anna is helped along by an ice salesman named Kristoff (Jonathan Goff), his trusty reindeer, Sven, and a silly snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad). It is a compliment to write that this movie could easily be adapted into a Broadway musical and lose little of its appeal. It features original songs from husband-and-wife songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Tony Awardwinner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q). These numbers, in a word, are splendid. Ms. Menzels Let It Go, sung when Elsa abdicates her throne to live in the mountains, is rousing, beautiful, emotional and chilling (pun intended), a true showstopper in a film full of quality work. Other notable songs are For The First Time In Forever sung by Ms. Menzel and Ms. Bell, and In Summer, in which snowman Olaf cutely pontificates about how much hed love the summer. Writer/directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lees touching story also features ample laughs and exciting action sequences full of imagination. Whats more, the sweeping, colorful visuals are cool and crisp in 3D. Whether its the interior of the castle, high up in the snowy mountains or the glistening ice, the production design is lush and gorgeous and the animation is superb. Pixar might be considered the reigning king of cartoons, but the folks at Disney Animation are not far behind. Given that the studio created feature-length animation and animated musicals with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, its enduring legacy and influence is notable. Recently, Tangled (2010) was absolutely fantastic, and Wreck-ItRalph (2012) was a box office smash; now Frozen is the best animated film of its year, meaning the studio doesnt look to be slowing down anytime soon. And we the audience, gratefully, get to enjoy every moment. LATEST FILMSFrozen i t s J t s CAPSULESHomefront (Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder) Looking to get away from his law enforcement career, former DEA agent Phil Broker (Mr. Statham) retreats to a small Louisiana town, only to find trouble with an ambitious local drug dealer (Mr. Franco). Its a by-the-book action flick that gets more boring as each of its 100 minutes passes. Rated R.Nebraska (Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb) Old and cantankerous Woody (Mr. Dern) and his son David (Mr. Forte) travel from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million dollar sweepstakes prize Woody received in the mail. 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FLORIDA WRITERSEco-terrorists threaten nuclear plant in James W. Halls latest Going Dark by James W. Hall. Minotaur Books. 320 pages. $25.99.There is no more delightful companion for a habitual reader than a new book by James W. Hall. Even taking into account the spectrum of darkness signaled by Mr. Halls perfect and provocative title, readers will have to agree that the maturing of Thorn, the authors continuing character, is in itself a delight. In addition, Mr. Halls virtuoso manipulations of plot, theme, setting and atmosphere will draw waves of delighted appreciation from alert, perceptive readers. The plot concerns an environmentalist groups campaign against nuclear power plants. Activists from the Miami cell of a loose federation called ELF (Earth Liberation Front) are preparing to take a major stand. Their goal: to shut down the Turkey Point nuclear power plant that feeds electricity to a large swath of Florida. If they are successful, lights out will be the least of the consequences. Flynn Moss, a young man who is Thorns recently discovered son, has determined to do something useful with his life, and he has chosen the ELF group and this mission as his own. Little did he know the degree to which it has been infiltrated by extremist nut-cases who have a far more devastating goal: nuclear disaster. Two of the local ELF leaders are Leslie Levine and Cameron Prince. Leslies concerns include the survival of the crocodiles that live in the cooling canals of the power plant. The novel opens with a scene in which Leslie is following a mother croc to where she had buried her eggs. Cameron, whose family is legendary in the Miami/ Florida Keys area, is filming the activity. Suddenly, the croc mother is alerted to her presence and Leslie is gone. Leslie surfaces later in the novel (dont be surprised). As she and Cameron are heading up the shutdown of Turkey Point, they prepare to counter the forces arrayed to protect the plant and head off any threats. The plants own security force is led by a maniacal schemer who seems bent on having the plant under attack so he can be its heroic savior. A federal task force headed by Thorns old FBI friend Frank Sheffield is assigned to thwart the suspected sabotage. In an attempt to extricate his son, Thorn pretends an alliance with the ELF group. He becomes at once accomplice and prisoner at the groups encampment and training facility on Prince Key, the small island named for its owners Camerons family. Each set of players in this coming showdown seems threatened by treasonous conspirators within. Loyalties are fragile, egos are oversized and self-interest overshadows principles and ideals. While Going Dark has plenty of suspenseful action, much of it bringing pain and death, many readers will find Mr. Halls handling of the diverse characters to be the novels main attraction. Especially engaging is the authors presentation of motive. He is able to enter the swirl of forces that makes each character tick, sometimes convincingly pinpointing a motive that is unknown or not admitted to by the character under scrutiny. In this realm of character and motive, Mr. Halls theme of going dark resonates most fully. As ever, Mr. Hall puts us on location with authority. His development of a sense of place is astonishingly effective, whether the setting is Thorns Key Largo home, Sheffields motel, Prince Key, Turkey Point, government offices or elsewhere in the Miami orbit. A subordinate thread in the novel, though one of great interest, is the developing relationship betw een Thorn and his biological son. This story line, carried forward from Dead Last (2012), is intriguing and edgy, as Flynn has great difficulty finding a way of dealing with the fact that this stranger is his father. Loner that he has been, Thorn also has to find the emotional path to defining the connection. For each, it has been a disorienting, unforeseen revelation that has challenged the identities each had built in their totally separate lives. James W. Hall, wisely, keeps their movement toward acceptance on a tight leash. Readers will look forward to discovering how this relationship unfolds in future novels. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. t o h r i d t L t c o c t w a NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 For more information visit or call 239.352.3903I-75, Exit 111, Follow signs to Ave Maria $5 Winterland Wristband for the kids. Includes event activities: ice skating, giant inflatable course and snowboard, rock climbing wall, and face & balloon art. Outdoor Ice Skating GardenPhotos with Santa and Holiday ParadeFriday, December 6th 5 9pm In the Town Center in Ave Maria Festive Food & Wine BarBarron Collier High School Marching Band Palmetto Ridge High School Jazz Band & Orchestra, Cypress Palm Middle School Choir Donahue Academy Choir and many more




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FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 EXCLUSIVELY AT THE Promenade Bonita Bay On the Plaza 3rd Street S.The Midas Touch KOVEL: ANTIQUESFamous artists can be part of your collection BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELSpecial to Florida WeeklyArtists often create many different kinds of art: paintings, etchings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, marble sculptures, bronzes and perhaps designs for commercial products. So it is possible to buy a piece of jewelry by Alexander Calder for far less than one of his large mobiles. Or an electric fan or pedal car designed by Viktor Schreckengost, who is best known for making the ceramic Jazz Bowl, an icon that has sold for as much as $200,000. Works by famous artists can be part of your collection if you buy war bond posters (Norman Rockwell) or advertising figures (Maxfield Parrish) or teapots (Michael Graves). Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) was an American artist and decorator who worked in the American Orientalist style, influenced by his travels in India and the Middle East. By 1915, he had moved to California, and his paintings were typical California landscapes. Today collectors are again searching for some of his furniture, jewelry and textiles made after 1879 at the Ahmedabad Wood Carving Co. and later at Tiffany. De Forests furniture was modeled after chairs he had seen in Indian palaces. It was hand-crafted of teak, brass and other materials. A pair of 1881 chairs designed by de Forest sold for $242,500 at Bonhams New York in September 2013. But bidding on the chairs may have gone that high because de Forest used them in his own home and they were later purchased by William Randolph Hearst, the famous newspaper publisher. Q: I have a picture of a bouquet of flowers painted on porcelain. It is framed and there is a label on the back that reads A Mottahedeh Design. I would love to know more about it and its value. A: Mottahedeh & Co. was founded in 1929 by Rafi and Mildred Mottahedeh. The couple had the largest privately held collection of Chinese Export porcelain in the world at that time. The company made reproductions of pieces in the collection as well as copies of other fine china. The reproductions were sold at Tiffany and Co. and gift shops. Mottahedeh also made reproductions of museum pieces, including items made of porcelain, brass, crystal, silver and stoneware. It has made reproductions for the White House, the State Department and several museums and historical sites. The company was sold in 1992, but its still in business, making reproductions. It has headquarters in Cranbury, N.J. Value of your painted porcelain plaque is about $150. Q: My mother saved S&H green stamps in the 1970s, and she used the stamps to get me a bank that looked like a little cash register. It was green and had a panel on the front that read Uncle Sams 3 Coin Register Bank. I loved it, but I lost it years ago. In 1996 we bought a house and found the same kind of bank in our attic, but this one is black tin. It has the same front panel. I can read only the bottom of the faded back


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Guests at Under the Eiffel Tower: A Journey to 1920s Paris will be transported to the City of Lights in an era when soulful jazz played through the evening streets and gas-lit promenades were filled with people dancing, dining and indulging in economic prosperity and social and artistic dynamism of the day. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP patron and $10,000 per premier sponsor table of 10. For more information or to reserve a ticket, contact Monica Biondo at 304-3505 or visit The eighth annual Wishmakers Ball for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida takes place Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Hilton Naples. Engle Dentistry is the presenting sponsor of the When You Wish Upon a Star evening. Chairs are Jenny Foegen, Dylan Sanders and Amy Sedlacek; honored guests will be Lavern Gaynor and Michele Eddy. This years goal is to raise enough funds to grant 30 wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions. 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The night of minute-to-win-it fun will include name-that-song and other games relating to the Charity for Change character education program. The safarithemed fundraiser will include an open bar, appetizers, plated dinner, deejay and silent auction. Committee members are Kathleen and John Passidomo, honorary chairs, and Beth Amico, Mary Birr, Sara Dewberry, Kathy Feinstein, Marjorie Johnson, Gordon Kellam, Joe Keith, Debbie Newman, Amy Owen, Meredith Parsons, Jackie Reesa and Brooke Stone. The evenings title sponsor is Vi at Bentley Village, and the auction sponsor is Arthrex. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Suzanne Todd at 784-7945 or visit The Seven Sisters of Southwest Florida hold their fourth annual networking social from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Galerie du Soleil in Old Naples. All alumnae of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley colleges are invited to reconnect, renew old friendships and make new ones. Cost is $20, and reservations are required by Jan. 30. For more information, call Karen Kayser Benson (Mount Holyoke) at 293-0354 or e-mail The NAACP of Collier County holds its 31st annual Freedom Fund banquet Saturday evening, Feb. 8, at the Hilton Naples. This years gala has a Let the Good Times Roll Mardi Gras theme and includes a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions and live music and dancing. For tickets or more information, visit or e-mail The 11th annual Neighborhood Health Clinic Block Party takes place Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. Susan Jones, R.N., returns to chair the clinics signature event that includes cocktails, dinner and dancing to Cahlua and Cream. The party generates approximately 25 percent of the Neighborhood Health Clinics annual operating budget. Using a professional volunteer staff and funded by private philanthropy, the clinic delivers medical and dental care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults. Invitations will be mailed in early January. Tickets are $300 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available now. For information, call Marsha Stefan at 529-2247 or e-mail communityoutreach@neighbhorhoodhealthclinic. org. Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida hosts Make the Night Bright, an evening of food and libation, silent and live auctions to benefit abused, neglected and abandoned children, from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at The Naples Depot. Sponsorship opportunities are available now. Call 533-1435 or visit www. for more information. Gulfshore Playhouse holds its 10th anniversary gala, Bubbles, Baubles & Broadway: The Great White Way, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf. The celebration will honor Bob Harden, a longtime board member and theater patron. Tickets range from $300 for a single ticket to $5,000 for a VIP table of eight, which includes show partnership for a production in the 2013-14 season. For reservations or more information, call 261-7529 or visit www. The Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County holds its 18th annual Beach Ball on Saturday evening, Feb. 15, at a private beach club in Naples. Leave the gown and tuxedo at home and have a ball on the beach. Tickets are $250 per person. Call 263-8383 or e-mail info@ New York Times bestselling author and former Washington Post Magazine general editor Leslie Morgan Steiner will present the keynote address at The Shelter for Abused Women and Childrens 2014 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon on Monday, Feb. 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Ms. Steiners memoir, Crazy Love, details how she survived four years of domestic violence in her first marriage before escaping and rebuilding her life. A Harvard graduate with an MBA in marketing from Wharton School of Business, she has been a regular on the Today Show, NPR, ABC, CBS and MSNBC as an advocate for the awareness and prevention of domestic violence. Luncheon tickets, which include admission to a designer boutique at the hotel, are $350 per person, $1,500 for patrons. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call Susan Utz at 7753862, ext. 261, or e-mail Fete du Cirque, a circus-themed gala for Opera Naples will unfold under a big top starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at The Ritz-Carlton Tiburon. Colorful performers from Circus Sarasota will help build excitement for the opera companys staging of Pagliacci (Clowns), which will take place under the same tent a few days later. Gala guests will enjoy dinner and entertainment emceed by ringmaster and celebrity auctioneer Scott Robertson. Ticket options for Fte du Cirque include a table of 10 for $5,000 (premium location) or $3,000, and individual tickets for $500 per person (premium) or $300 person. For reservations or more information, call 963-9050 or visit www. The 2014 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest takes place Friday and Saturday. Feb. 21-22, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Northern Trust is the title sponsor. The festival begins with chef/vintner dinners in private homes throughout Southwest Florida on Friday and concludes with a grand tasting and auction at Miromar Lakes on Saturday. Last years event netted $2 million. The primary beneficiary is The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information, call 278-3900 or visit www. The American Cancer Society s 2014 Bucket List Bash: Fly Me to the Moon takes off at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Naples Jet Center. Organizers promise out-of-this-world food and wine, entertainment and silent and live auction items. Individual tickets are $450. Patron seats, tables and sponsorship packages are also available. For reservations or more information, visit New Horizons of Southwest Florida holds its sixth annual benefit luncheon on Saturday, March 1, at the Hilton Naples. With a theme of Oh, the Places Youll Go, the afternoon will focus on the doors opened through education. Tickets for $75 are available by calling Carolyn Herbold at 498-7789 or e-mailing Conservancy of Southwest Florida celebrates its 50th anniversary at the 10th annual Magic Under the Mangroves on Thursday, March 6, on the grounds at the Conservancy Nature Center. The traditional patron party on Keewaydin Island will be Sunday, Feb. 9. Lynne Shotwell chairs the event, and Northern Trust returns as presenting sponsor. Details about tickets and reservations are TBA and will be posted at The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples has announced that Buckeye Heisman Trophy recipient Eddie George, who recently joined OSU as an assistant vice president, will serve as honorary chair for the annual Buckeyes in Paradise gala set for Saturday, March 8, at the Hilton Naples. Proceeds from the gala help the club provide scholarships for local students to attend OSU. For more information, visit www. The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples presents its inaugural gala, Night at the Museum, Saturday, March 22. Its a night for 300 grownup guests to let their inner child come out and experience Cmon first-hand. Casual best attire is recommended so that guests can enjoy the museum much the way young visitors do. Hors doeuvres and cocktails will be by chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire. Dancing will be to the music of the Virginia-based Right On band, which has played for U.S. presidents including Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available starting at $2,500. Individual tickets are $500. For reservations or more information, call 514-0084, ext. 1714, e-mail rsvp@cmon. org or visit E-mail Save the Date items to Cindy Pierce at THE DATE MORGAN STEINER


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 SOCIETYThe 10th annual Hats in the Garden 2013 at Naples Botanical Garden Like us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ PHOTOSTots in the Garden The Leadership Sustaining Council: Grace Evenstad, Leslie Fogg, Connie Vandenberg, Eleanor Chabraja, Anne LaGrippe, Judy Sproul Barbie Hills, Cynthia Sherman, Jenny Sutton, Mary Ann Bindley, Karen Scott, Vicky Smith, Jeanie Smith, Nancy Hamill, Mary Smith, Margie Scribante, Lu Drackett, Kathleen Rooney, Kathy Woods, Rusty Hubbell, Donna Hall, Katherine Pallas, Lynne Shotwell, Jane Berger and Kathleen Kapnick (not pictured: Joan Clifford, Geren Fauth and Linda White) Rusty Hubble and Donna Hall Anne LaGrippe, Leslie Fogg, Jane Berger and Barbara Finn Karen Scott, Kellie Burns, Brian Holley and Vicky Smith Grace Evenstad, Mary Ann Bindley, Kathleen Rooney and Linda White Jim LaGrippe and John Sorey klt htWtkitdtkihtttthtith COU RTE S Y PH O T OS nda White) C c u n W C onnie Vandenberg, Eleanor Chabraja, A nn n e La La La La La a L G Gr Gr G Gr Gr Gr Gr G ip i ip p ip ip p pe pe p p J Ju dy Sprou l, B B ar a bi i i e e e e e e c ot t, Vick y Smith Jeanie Smith Nanc y Ha mi i ll ll , Ma Ma ry Smith sty Hubbell, Donna Hall, Katherine Pallas, Ly nn nn e e Sh Sh ot well, Jane Berger and n da W hi te ) W hite Katherine Pallas and Living Vine

PAGE 98 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 SOCIETYChampions For Learning honors Alan Korest with Heart of the Apple awardLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYPolly Eide, Carol Boyd and Linda Flewelling Heart of the Apple recipient Alan Korest, center, with Myra Daniels and Geraldine Martin Mary Lynn Stahnke and Bertha McDaniel Terry Flynn with Marianna Foggin and Sharon Hood Phil Beuth and Myra Daniels Georgia Hiller and Chris Vernon Judy and David Bishop with Lavern Norris Gaynor Clay and Mary Cone Wilma Boyd and Mary Ellen zum Felde Mary Watkins and Mike Watkins


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 SOCIETYPlanning for Under the Eiffel Tower for the David Lawrence Center COURTESY PHOTOSLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Lapp, Monica Biondo, Jerry Kraft, Robin Stranahan, Jenny Haire, Maureen Russell, Caryn Buechel, Amanda Jaron, Kay Bork, Pamela Durkin, Jacqui Aizenshtat, Trista Meister, Kathleen Karpovich, Nancy Wyckoff, Michelle Anderson and Steve Wheeler Amanda Jaron, Steve Wheeler and Caryn Buechel Trista Meister, Aaron Lapp and Kay Bork Caryn Buechel, Jerry Kraft, Amanda Jaron, Robin Stranahan and Monica Biondo Monica Biondo Monica Biondo, Maureen Russell, Michelle Anderson and Kay Bork RSVP 239-348-73626370 Pine Ridge Road | Suite 101 | Naples, FL Learn About Sculptra ursday, December 12th 3-5pm Attendees will save over $1000.00 on treatment! Please RSVP limited seating Beverages and Snacks MANUEL M. PEA, M.D.

PAGE 100 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 SOCIETYThe fifth annual Naples International Film Festival COURTESY PHOTOS Bill and Ann Hoffman Nicole Soderlund, Ashley Solomon and Melissa Kahn Shannon Franklin, Lisa Lipman and Ellen Goldberg Gabriel Galesso and Patty Baker Blake and Amy Owen Jamie and Heather Dockweiler Like us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION SAILING TO EUROPE, RUSSIA, CHINA, VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA (239) 596-4142 / (877) 522-4142 Hours By Appt. Tues. Sat. at Neils Jewelry, on 41 (across from Waterside ) Why Choose Uniworlds Six Star Experience:Come to our FREE Presentation on Thursday December 12, 2013 at:The Artists Gallery, in Marco Island at 11:00am or Robb & Stucky in Naples at 3:00pm. Light refreshments served. You will receive our EXCLUSIVE BOOKING BONUS COUPON and ADDITIONAL SAVINGS FROM UNIWORLD. Please RSVP to Nanc y at GET OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL, (239) 596-4142 or 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | An Elegant Holiday Affair*Per person price is exclusive of tax and gratuity.Celebrate Christmas Day at the landmark Waldorf Astoria Naples and indulge in a gourmet holiday feast. Enjoy seasonal favorites along with a fresh seafood display, charcuterie selection, carving station, a luscious sweet table and more. Christmas Buffet, Vista Ballroom December 25, 2013 12am 8pm $95 per person* | $47 per child under 12*For your holiday reservation, please call 239.594.6058

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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C33 SOCIETYA new Chanukah tradition, thanks to Chabad Naples and Naples Luxury Imports STEPHEN WRIGHT AND BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ the light The giant menorah made by children of Chabad Naples Lighting the way Christina Serra and Felisha Saldana with Yeremiah, Elija, Bentley and Joshua Everyone loves a parade Joan and Joel Kessler Isabel and Gabriella Chermysh with Emma and Ethan Zaleznik Debbie Ramos with Jair and Samantha Joe Doyle and Sandy Doyle o yle STEPHEN WRIGHT AND BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY STEPHENWRIGHTANDBERNADETTELAPAGLIA/FLORIDAWEEKLY Ev v er e e e e e e e e e e yone loves a parade

PAGE 102 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 This Saturday, December 7 at 7pmBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallTickets from $22Celebrate and sing along in Fort Myers favorite new holiday tradition, with guest stars Mark Sanders,George Pellegrino, Kellyn Irish Dancers, Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, and, of course, SANTA!Sponsored by The Bireley Family FundWe Play the Music You Love to Hear! M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E SOUTHWEST FLORIDAS NEWEST HOLIDAY TRADITION! FOR TICKETS: 239.481.4849 GulfCoastSymphony.orgCELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF THE MULTI-AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER Jan 19 at 7pm M M A A R R V V I I N N H H A A M M L L I I S S S S C C C H H R R E E M M E E M M B B R R A A N N C C C C E E p With guest stars Doug LaBrecque, Christiane Noll, and Tony award-winner Donna McKechnieMark Sanders George Pellegrino Kellyn Irish Dancers Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sliders with mango slaw on brioche bun br io o ch ch e e bun I 239-598-3473 I Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Happy Hour: 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., daily Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-midnight You asked for it. We listened. The new Agave now showcases a menu featuring avorful American cuisine such as buttermilk fried chicken, meatball sliders, Chilean sea bass and handcrafted cocktails. Join us and let the Agave team know how we did! THE NEW PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: 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 rib-sticking 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 meal that guarantees leftovers. The knedlovepro-zelo, a traditional Czech dish, features pork, dumplings and sauerkraut accompanied by caramelized cabbage. A fitting finish is the aptly named Triple Yummy crepe, a delicate pancake filled with Nutella, bananas and strawberries. Beer and (basic) wine served. FFood: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2013 Bellissimo Ristorante, Bay Crossings Center, 26251 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 405-8957 A meal at Bellissimo should not be a hasty affair; one should slow down and savor the food and conversation. Allow the restaurants villa-style decor to transport you far from its run-ofthe-mill plaza setting. If you love the components of Italian cooking but are tired of the same-old picattas and parmigianas, Bellissimo is worth adding to your rotation for innovations such as sole Francese or snapper puttanesca. Savor the delicate house-made cannelloni stuffed with a mixture of veal, beef and chicken that surprisingly doesnt hit the stomach like a ton of bricks. Another surprise came with veal medallions served with fresh radicchio, arugula and endive instead of a heavy starch. Oddly, though, the star ingredient was buried under a pile of greens just like the beef carpaccio we had as an appetizer. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere:Reviewed February 2013 The Counter Custom Built Burgers, 9110 Strada Place in Mercato; 566-0644 If its burgers, fries and sodas the kids want, heres a place at which everyone will feel happy about their meal. The Counter serves Angus beef from humanely raised cows free of hormones and antibiotics (or select vegan, bison, turkey or chicken burgers). Then choose from a dozen cheeses, 32 toppings, 23 sauces, six buns (one is gluten-free) or a salad. Milkshakes come in regular or adult versions (with a shot of your favorite alcoholic beverage). I enjoyed a turkey burger with Gruyere, cole slaw, grilled pineapple, roasted corn and black bean salsa, sauted onions and ginger soy glaze on a wheat bun. To my surprise, the whole thing even held together. My companion liked the Old School burger beef with Tillamook cheddar, lettuce, red onion, pickle, tomato and red relish. Sweet potato fries and crispy onion strings were just right, as were cocktails and a brownie with ice cream, caramel and chocolate sauce. The servers could not have been nicer. Full bar. Food: Service : Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2013 Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd.; 352-3200. I loved this place when it was just a little hole in the wall. Now that its blossomed into a big, sleek establishment with a full bar and expanded menu, its better than ever. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers continues to bring Peruvian flavors to American palates in a way that has brought a loyal following to his Golden Gate restaurant. On this visit, I loved the Paracas mussel shooters (shot glasses containing lime juice, rocoto peppers, cilantro, onions and mussels); a spectacular mixed ceviche rocoto apiscado (octopus, calamari, shrimp and fish in a vibrant sauce tinged with Peruvian rocoto pepper and Peruvian brandy), tiradito (escolar in a soy-citrus sauce); fluffy green tamales with cilantro beef sauce; aji tarwi fish (corvina grilled atop eggplant aji amarillo soffrito and purple mashed potatoes) and corvina con tacu tacu (topped with red onions, tomatoes and aji amarillo on a fat cake of rice and lima beans). Lucama cheesecake was a heavenly ending. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2013 Komoon Thai Sushi and Ceviche, 1575 Pine Ridge Road; 596-9991 If I lived closer to Komoon, I might never cook again. The unlikely menu offers a wealth of options, all done well. The sushi is artfully created from a list of possibilities from straight-up sashimi and sushi to a flashy green dragon roll, starring shrimp and avocado. A mixed seafood ceviche filled with white fish, shrimp, calamari, clams and red onion had a palate-pleasing balance of hot spice and cool seafood. From the cooked Japanese menu, the beef yaki soba was dead on and the Kiss Me with tofu revealed its Thai roots with its gingery garlic sauce. Servers were efficient and hospitable, the room is cozy and stylish. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor

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FUSE Global Cuisine2500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 455-4585 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: 5:30-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $8-$10; entrees, $26-$49 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Tables, a few booths, at the bar, outside in front of restaurant >> Specialties of the house: Fusion cuisine >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: On Facebook at FUSE Global CuisineSuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 5-11, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 CUISINEProfusion of flavors achieve harmonious balance at FUSE The term fusion has become synonymous with mixing and matching ingredients from divergent cuisines, whether or not someone in the kitchen knows how to do that in a way that makes sense. It isnt simply a matter of tossing eastern and western together and stirring. One must first understand the underlying principles of individual cuisines before one can marry them successfully. Im happy to report that Greg Scarlatos, chef/owner of FUSE Global Cuisine (and former executive chef at Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs), gets it. He grasps how to mix flavors and ingredients but perhaps more importantly, he also knows when to refrain from doing so. As a result, his menu offers an intriguing array of dishes that will appeal to both adventurous palates and those who prefer a more traditional approach. FUSE opened in mid-November in the former Paris Bistro (which was Amadors and, I believe, Maximos, prior to that). Mr. Scarlatos and his fiance/ business partner, Monica Czechowska, have done an artful job of creating a dining room that is a soothing study in earth tones, right down to the creamy marble-topped bar with its nicely upholstered high-top chairs in a rich chocolate color. Strategically placed pendant lights in orange hues add splashes of color. Music heavy on the Rat Pack during our visit plays softly, audible but not so loud as to interfere with conversation. It is an entirely civilized and peaceful place in which to enjoy cocktails, a meal or both. Try one of the accommodating bartenders signature cocktails, choose from a list of craft beers or select something from the wine list (10 by the glass and 30 or so by the bottle). Youll need that drink while you attempt to arrive at a decision on what to eat, as dishes are well described on the menu and each sounds more appealing than the one before. For an appetizer, our server recommended the hog wings with sesame and green onions that would be braised pork fore shanks that are fried crisp then tossed with chili garlic sauce, toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions. While they sounded intriguing, a lighter start to the meal seemed in order. That also ruled out the fried duck mac and cheese with smoked tomato aioli and the fried artichoke hearts with remoulade. Mussels ($10) and golden beet salad ($10) won out. Our server delivered a good-sized bowl of Prince Edward Island mussels ($10) exuding an aroma that mingled the fresh tang of the sea with fragrant herbs and garlic. The shellfish were perfectly tender, and the butter ed crostini accompanying them were just right for sopping up the savory broth. The beet salad was a study in how just a few well-chosen ingredients can add up to a sum greater than their parts. The combination of pickled beets and creamy bucheron cheese with a slightly crunchy brulee top studded with crunchy micro greens was simply smashing. Choosing an entree isnt easy here. Will it be togarashi seared tuna with lemongrass chili nage? Or perhaps crawfish and shrimp etouffee served on sticky black forbidden rice? Or a more traditional chicken scaloppini? On this night, it would be pan-seared cobia ($32) and rack of lamb ($49). The cobia was expertly prepared, then dressed in a huckleberry dulce gastrique (basically a vinegar and sugar reduction infused with huckleberries and wine) and served with caramelized mascarpone and sauted wild mushrooms. The ingredients blended beautifully, and the purplish gastrique added lush color and sweet-tart berry taste to the dish. The Colorado lamb chops were tender and juicy, set on a mound of Stilton potato hash and topped with a tart cherry glaze that perfectly complemented the lamb. The lovely green herbed cream sauce on the plate also paired well with the chops and the potatoes. Crisp Brussels sprouts finished off this masterful dish. Desserts are house made, so we felt compelled to try these as well. The dark chocolate lava cake with strawberries and creme Anglaise ($7) was rich but not overly sweet and just the right size after such a substantial meal. But even better was the guava bread pudding ($8) that consisted of two wedges of soft bread pudding topped with syrup studded with bits of guava. Service was excellent throughout our meal. That said, there were but three tables on this day after Thanksgiving. While our server was well versed on the menu and attentive throughout our meal, I cannot extrapolate from our meal what the experience might be like when things are busier, as I expect they will be once word gets out about this lovely, inventive new addition to the Naples dining scene. KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Cobia and wild mushrooms pair well with a colorful huckleberry gastrique. 2. A guava-studded sauce lends an island flavor to this bread pudding. 3. Mussels bathed in an herbed cream sauce make a great start to dinner at FUSE. 4. A dark chocolate lava cake proves a satisfying finish to dinner at FUSE. 5. Tart cherries top four succulent lamb chops atop Stilton potato hash, crema verte and crisp Brussels sprouts. 6. Golden beets, bucheron cheese and micro greens comprise this simple but elegant salad. s Ama p rior i ance / y e ck th e n t osse d with chiligarlicsaucetoastedsesame combinati o bucheronc 4 A a s a 5. T la h a B 1 3 2 5 6 4 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | www.VerginaRestaurant.comBe part of the most vibrant New Years Eve Party in NaplesOpen on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for DinnerVergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! na, ac Ver in he u e Yo CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE OPEN JANUARY 1ST FOR DINNERDINE WITH WINE$34.95CHOOSE TWO MAIN COURSES AND A BOTTLE OF HOUSE RED OR WHITE WINENeed to be seated by 6:15pm Can not combine with other promotions. Holidays excluded.

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Engel & Vlkers Olde Naples 837 Fifth Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102 Ofce: +1 239-692-9449 OLDE NAPLESDoes Your Listing Agent Show Face? VINCENT NAPOLEON Managing Broker Engel & Vlkers Olde Naples Mobile: +1 239-398-6336 Telephone: +1 239-692-9449 Email: W ebsite: vincentnapoleon.evusa.comWe are wholly committed to a level of service and support that is unparalled globally and locally. Have you seen your listing agent lately? Most importantly, who exactly is showing your property? At Engel & Vlkers Olde Naples, we are committed to owning your listing from start to nish Our advisors dont believe in having their assistants do their open houses. We take pride in ha ving a pr esence at your property. Exceptional service and support is our number one priority. 4731 Bonita Bay Boulevard #2101 All details are without guarantee and based on information given by the seller. We do not guarantee the completeness, correctness and the topicality of this information. Property transfer costs, taxes and recording fees are not included in sales price. We are at your disposal for any further information about the property. According to agreement, the showing with our Real Estate Associates can take place at any time. For the purchase of this object we offer our services as a broker. Real estate commission paid by seller only, commission free for buyer. 360 Horse Creek Drive #203 4731 Bonita Bay Boulevard #1902 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 OPEN SUN. 1-4 29101 Marcello Way OPEN SUN. 1-4

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4 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 Bejeweled healing wandAltered Elements healing wand made of semiprecious multi stones is designed to help connect with the spiritual side of life. $310.Altered Elements 532 Park St. Naples 34102 (239) 430-0654 Pendant and necklaceAltered Elements features this sweet and spiritual amethyst and quartz pendant and necklace. $210 for the pendant and $140 for the necklace. DINE WITH WINE$34.95Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for DinnerBe part of the most vibrant New Years Eve Party in NaplesOpen Jan 1st for Dinner 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | www.VerginaRestaurant.comVergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! Th Y gin a ast A ull CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE CHOOSE TWO MAIN COURSES AND A BOTTLE OF HOUSE RED OR WHITE WINENeed to be seated by 6:15pm Can not combine with other promotions. Holidays excluded.

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6 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 Statement necklaceSparkle and glitter at upcoming holiday parties and soirees with this multi-hued Swarovski crystal and sterling silver necklace by German designer Coeur De Lion. $240.Gallery One 770 Fifth Ave. South Naples 34102 (239) 263-0835 Tiffany lampThis Tiffany-inspired and designed lamp lights up a room with is etched details and color. $15,000.Hand-blown menorahGet ready to celebrate Chanukahs eight days of light with Gallery Ones hand-blown glass menorah. $850.

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8 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 Little girls holiday outfitBe the little lady in red in a sweater dress by Armani. The cashmere/wool/angora blend dress runs in sizes three months to 24 months. $185.Little Luxe 602 Fifth Ave. South Naples 34102 (239) 261-0172 Little boys holiday outfitShow off those dimples and dashing smile in a stylish holiday outfit by Armani. In sizes three months to 24 months. $215. Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water. Naples Princess Naples P rin cess GIFT CARD Naples Princess Gift Certificates...The Perfect Holiday Gift! Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water. This holiday season, its better to give AND receive!AngelinaBuy* $100 in Gift Cards and Receive a FREE $20 Gift Card for You!*For gift card purchased through 12/24/13; may not be combined with other o ers. HAPPY HOUR NIGHTLY 4-6 P.M. 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs Across from the Ship239.390.3187 | Mon.-Sat. 4-10 p.m. Real. Italian.Locally Owned and Operated. AngelinasRistorante AngelinasBonita

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12 2013-2014 FLORIDA WEEKLYHandmade purseRock out in this handmade purse by local artist Jeanne McWilliams. The bag is made of beads and hardware. Ms. McWilliams bags have been purchased for photo opportunities with high-profile celebrities and dignitaries. $750.Epic 31 Boutique at the Promenade 26821 South Bay Drive No. 18 Bonita Springs34134 (239) 949-3133 Cocktail ringThe must-have hot bling ring of the season. This Swarovski crystal encrusted and sterling silver confection designed by Chelsea Taylor is one of a kind. $286. Send a Gift Everyone Enjoys! Merry Citrus Tree Navel Oranges and a Ruby Grapefruit Solid Orange Flavored Chocolate Star Assorted Lindt TrufesCODE KTMCT Solid Orange Flavored Chocolate Star A sso rt ed Lin d t Tr ufes CODE KT M C T 800-743-1480 SunHarvestCitrus.comMon-Sat 8-7/Sun 10-614601 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL 33912 Six Mile Cypress and Metro Parkway o m 2 2 s Tr e e e e e e Only $29.95plus S&H Holiday Deluxe Basket of Fruit Chocolate Covered Cranberries Holiday Blend Coffee Gingerbread Cookies Peppermint DivinityCODE KTHDBF-OG y Only $39.95plus S&H 7 4 0 0 7 0 7 4 Order by December 15th for Christmas Delivery!

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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2013 13 HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 NecklaceThe perfect gift for the ladies on your list. Threestrand semi-precious stone necklace is great for work or cocktail hour. $86.Jamis at the Promenade 26821 South Bay Drive No. 136 Bonita Springs 34134 (239) 949-1210 ScarfA bright-hued scarf makes a great gift for the fashionista in your life. $78.Metallic purse Shine bright with this metallic, beaded clutch. $74. FORT MYERS 11380 LINDBERGH BLVD | 239.561.7215 | HOURS MONFRI 7:30AM 5:30PM | SAT 7:30AM 5PM NAPLES 3747 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH | 239.687.7215 | HOURS MONTHUR 8AM 8PM I FRISAT 8AM 9PM ARTISAN GELATO BY NORMAN LOVE 239. 288.4333 | HOURS MONSAT 11:30AM 7PM Located right next door to the Norman Love Confections Chocolate Salon in Fort Myers. Make a List. CHECK TWICE! Special Edition Holiday Chocolates Artisan Holiday Desserts Gourmet Party Platters Fresh Cookies & Pastries Gift Cards Gift Boxes & Baskets And MORE! 2013 Holiday Collection Available through January 3, 2014 Text NormanLove (as one word) to 44544 to start receiving sweet savings from Norman Love Confections! No purchase necessary. Text message and data rates may apply. For help, text HELP or to cancel, text STOP to 44544.JOINOUR MOBILE CLUB!

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14 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 Purse IIFor the bold and the beautiful. Tango in Paris by Mary Frances is sure to brighten. $228.Kays On The Beach at the Promenade 26821 South Bay Drive No. 116 Bonita Springs 34134 (239) 949-5551 Purse IThis elegant and sparkly bag by Mary Frances will make any holiday outfit pop. $244.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2013-2014 15 Gourmet popcornSweet, salty, spicy, tangy the Popcorn Cellar has it all. The perfect gift of yum for that hard-to-please loved one. Bags of organic fresh made and flavored popcorn range in price from $7.95 to $9.95.The Popcorn Cellar 651 Fifth Ave. South Naples 34102 (239) 263-0023 Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style Resale! Consignment! Trade!BCBG | Chanel Tory Burch Gucci Jimmy Choo Louis Vuitton Michael Kors J Crewand many more!At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples(239) $5.00OFFa Purchase of $50Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 12/31/13 FW $10.00OFFa Purchase of $100Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 12/31/13 FW EXCLUSIVELY AT THE Promenade Bonita Bay On the Plaza 3rd Street S.

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16 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 Cross-body purseA pop of color creates this perfect little cross-body bag and fun gift. $48.Vogue Petite 634 Fifth Ave. South Naples 34102 (239) 261-7812 Holiday sweaterLooking for something soft and pretty? The Wind in the Willows features a cardigan sweater with gold rhinestones and faux fur collar by Belldini. $128.Wind in the Willows 793 Fifth Ave. South Naples 34102 (239) 643-0663

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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2013 17 Hand-beaded mermaid artMermaid mania. This handbeaded beauty makes a wonderful gift for a sea lover. $54.95.The Name Game Gift Shoppe 720 Fifth Ave. South Naples 34102 (239) 434-2562 Golf lampGet an early swing on holiday shopping for golfing enthusiasts on your list. Florida artist Jeff Diamond designs this one-of-a-kind golf club lamp. Mr. Diamond creates functional pieces with used golf clubs. $165. Exilis Wins Best Skin Tightening Treatment At The MyFaceMyBody Awards 2013London 2nd November 2013 Trim and Tone SpaWhere Technology Meets Beauty. It's Good to Keep a Spare Tire, just not around your Waist! As a way to celebrate Exilis Wins best Skin 20% OFF 239-643-3050 www.epicavsystems.comLicense # ES12000833 www.epicavsystems.comOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKVISIT OUR EXPLANDED LOCATION4910 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 108, Naples, FL 34103(Next to the Outback Steakhouse)239.643.3050 SOUTH FLORIDAS LARGEST SPECIALITY AUDIO AND VIDEO RETAILERHOME AUTOMATION | HOME THEATRE | MEDIA ROOM | LIGHTING CONTROL | DISTRIBUTED AUDIOSALE SEE IT TODAY. four times more detail with Sony 4Klive beyond de nition SALEANY MONITOR SERIES$200 OFF SALEMINI MONITORSNow$399PAIR WHILE THEY LAST 4KULTRA HD

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18 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 Wool scarfKeep warm on those cool evenings. The wool Santa Fe scarf is versatile and trendy. $120.Simply Natural in the Mercato 9115 Strada Place Naples 34108 (239) 596-1700 PurseThis Peggy Fisher bag is great for the beachcomber on your list. $188.The Best of Everything 747 Fifth Ave. South Naples 34102 (239) 262-8771 GIVETHE GIFT OF HEALTH YMCAMemberships& PersonalTrainingCertificatesBONITASPRINGSYMCA 27200KentRoad BonitaSprings,FL34135 239.221.7560www.BonitaSpringsYMCA.orgFORTMYERSYMCA1360RoyalPalmSquareBlvd.FortMyers,FL33919 239.275.9622www.FortMyersYMCA.orgForabout$1aday,youcangive someoneamembershiptotheirY. PlannowtostarttheNewYearright andreservePersonalTraining sessions,signupchildrenforyouth sportsandplantolivehealthfullyin 2014! Joinourcause!

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799 WALKERBILT RD., NAPLES OFF US 41, 1/4 MILE NORTH OF IMMOKALEE RD.(239) 591-3837 WWW.BAYHOUSENAPLES.COM JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Let us help you spread the joy and warmth of the holidays with Chef Andy Hunters family recipe. Our individual bite size creations are perfect for parties and a welcome host gift at any party. Please give us a 3 day advance notice for your order! Nicely packaged by the dozen $ 18.00 dozen THE BAY HOUSE FAMOUS GOOEY BROWN BUTTER BITES FLORIDA WEEKLY 2013 19Ugli wine sweaterUgly Christmas sweaters are not just for wearing anymore. Grab several of these must-have Ugli sweater wine bottle covers. $12.Sur La Table 9105 Strada Place Naples 34108 (239) 598-3586 Oven mittsThese hand-stitched animal motif oven mitts make an ideal stocking stuffer or office gift. $9.95.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2013 21 HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 Financial gifts kids will actually likeWith so much materialism surrounding the holidays, its nice when you can give a gift that accomplishes more than just adding to someones collection of stuff especially when it comes to gifts for impressionable children. Of course, anyone who has spent more than five minutes around a child knows they can be hard to please, which makes finding a gift thats both entertaining and educational a tall order. Considering these uncertain economic times, many parents are looking for gift ideas for kids this year that also help teach a lesson or two about savings. Here are five financial gifts for children that will both develop their financial literacy and keep them amused.An awesome piggy bankSaving money is the foundation to developing positive financial behaviors, but it can be a real struggle to convince your kids of that fact. A great way to encourage children to save their money is by giving them an awesome piggy bank to keep it in. But dont worry, gone are the days of boring, ceramic farm animals now you can find banks shaped like arcade games, robots even Darth Vader. And we all know theres nothing cooler than Darth Vader.Math video gamesGrand Theft Auto 5 may be the game title of choice this Christmas, but you would probably rather improve your kids financial literacy than their criminal history. There are many educational tools on the market that take the form of video games, such as Leapfrogs Leapster a hugely popular and highly rated handheld gaming device for kids age 4 through 9. Like hiding zucchini in your delicious banana nut muffins, theres nothing more satisfying than tricking your kids into enjoying something thats yuck actually good for them.Stock in a (profitable) kid-friendly companyMore likely appreciated by somewhat older children, buying stock as a gift is a great option for the young entrepreneur in your life. Choose a company such as Disney, Coca-Cola, or if youre feeling generous, Apple, and buy stock in a custodial account for the child. You can buy colorful, single-share stock certificates in some 200 companies including Disney, Build-a-Bear, GameStop, Harley-Davidson, McDonalds, Nike and Nintendo at OneShare (www. can tell the child on your gift list that they now own a piece of that company, which is almost as cool as the fact that the investment could be worth a whole lot more by the time theyre an adult. Sure beats a savings bond from Grandma.Cold, hard cashIts hard to go wrong offering a crisp, green bill as a gift, but dont pass on the opportunity to instill the all-important value-of-a-dollar lesson. When giving physical money, its best to have a savings goal associated with the gift such as offering $40 specifically toward the purchase of a new bicycle. In other words, dont just hand over the money and expect the kid whos receiving it to put it to good use without some guidance.Their first walletChildren love it when theyre treated like mini-adults, and nothing says big kid like owning a wallet. Depending on the childs age, you can either give a toy wallet, or a real one to use daily. Either way, kids soon will learn that a wallet is even more fun to own when theres actually some money inside. Financial gifts for children dont have to be dull with the above gift ideas, entertainment and saving money can go hand in hand. *Offer valid at participating locations. Valid on arrangements and dipped fruit boxes. Offer expires12/31/13. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer code must be used when placing order. Containers may vary. Arrangements available in a variety of sizes. Delivery not available in all areas. Edible Arrangements, the Fruit Basket Logo, and other marks mentioned herein are registered trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. 2013 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved.When words fail...send THE BEST GIFT EVER! Make life a little sweeter. TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION CENTERBring in a new unwrapped toy and receive free pineapple pop26381 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 100 Bonita Springs, FL 34134 239-676-9911 14261 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 16 For t Myers, FL 33912 239-437-8480 15201 N. Cleveland Ave, Suite 607 N. For t Myers, FL 33903 239-997-3784 1267 Airport Rd. S. Naples, FL 34104 Under New Management 239-643-7070TO ORDER, PLEASE CALL OR VISIT:

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22 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 VENETIAN VILLAGE4262 Gulfshore Blvd North239.263.2557 You know whats better than a person who forecasts weather? Someone who can forecast fashion! Lucky for you, Lux Boutique does just that! Lux constantly stocks what is currently trending. And right now, its all about being Bright and Bold! Holiday Wine Gift Guide BY JIM MCCRACKENvino@ oridaweekly.comTheres something for wine lovers to savor in every price range Its not that wine lovers are disappointed to receive a bottle of their favorite for the holidays. But you might want to give something that keeps giving after the last drops have been drained from the glass, something that might enhance your grape-loving gift recipients enjoyment of his or her favorite beverage. And so, with an eye to the fact that some recipients were naughty and some were nice this year and you may wish to spend accordingly here are some gift suggestions:STOCKING STUFFERS:Ah-So cork puller ($20 at Williams-Sonoma): This is a great gadget for extracting a cork that breaks off in the bottle neck while being pulled out. The handle has two thin metal prongs that you insert on either side of the cork with a rocking motion, twist then gently and pull out the broken cork. The term Ah So is a translation from the German saying Ach So, loosely meaning Ah, I see. Aptly named, because from looking at this gizmo you might not think that it would be capable of pulling a cork out of a bottle, yet use it once with success and you may well exclaim, Ah, so thats what it is for!Wine glass charms ($10-$60 at Bed, Bath & Beyond, among other places): What your well-dressed stemware should be wearing, particularly if you have several people drinking wine and want to keep track of whose glass is whose. Choose from assortments such as Fun Wine Sayings (among them Hand over the wine and nobody gets hurt), Solid Pewter Gold Wine & Cheese Stemware Charms, or Icons of Paris assortments for $10, or step up to the classy and classic Waterford Crystal Snowflake Wishes collectible set for $60.MODERATELY PRICED:Secrets of the Wine Whisperer Or, How I Learned to Drink Wine and Found Ecstasy, Joy, Peace, Happiness, Life and Salvation ($15 online at www.thewine-whisperer. com): A recently published book with a wealth of back stories on all things wine-related, written by Fort Myers resident and wine educator Jerry Greenfield. Among other gems of wisdom, you will discover why you dont really need all those fancy accessories to enjoy wine; you only need three things: A bottle, a corkscrew, a glass. Thats it. Wine Pearls ($25 Enjoy wines at their ideal temperatures. Freeze this set of four sleek stainless steel orbs and add to your wine glass. Chills room temperature reds to proper sipping temperature in minutes, and will keep your chilled white wines at the correct temperature. The more you use, the frostier your glass becomes. VinEdge Wine Spout ($30, assorted colors com/): Not your typical bottle pourer, this device has a disposable vin-sert, a plastic balloon that slips into the bottle, inflating as you pour to keep oxygen out of the wine. The claim is the wine will keep for up to seven days when using the VinEdge. Who keeps an open bottle of wine around that long?MORE THAN $100:Spiegelau Blind Tasting Glass Set of 6 ($120 blind-tasting-glass-set-of-6.html): Crafted from black crystal, these glasses will challenge your taste perception and turn a wine tasting into a sensory experience because you cant tell what is in the glass until you taste it. Krups Wine Dispenser ($500 Crate & Barrel s199001): This wine-dispensing cabinet is designed to store and pour two wines from separate chilling chambers. An aerator dispenser allows newly opened bottles to breathe when poured, while vacuum-pressurizing the bottle to delay oxidation for days. Secrets of the Wine Whisperer is a new book now available. Wine Pearls will chill your wine without diluting the flavor.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2013 23 Krups Wine Dispenser has two temperature controlled cabinets for wine bottles.FOR THE BIG SPENDER:Chateau Haut Brion 2005 1.5 Liter Magnum ($1500 pre-arrival price from Los Angeles Wine Company This could be the perfect wine for that special cellar. This incredible Bordeaux is rated 100 points by Wine Spectator and James Suckling, and 98 points by Wine Advocate. This is incredible on the nose... very complex, full-bodied red, with seamless, hyper polished tannins that caress every millimeter of the palate... So beautifully balanced, Im left speechless says Wine Spectator. Yes, its a bottle of wine, but one the recipient is likely to treasure for years before drinking.Wine cruises from Food & Wine Trails Epicurean Tours (Starting at $1,934 per person Book an exciting wine cruise with celebrity vintners and tour locations around the world. Whether you are looking for a full-scale cruise liner or a boutique-sized 140-passenger ship, you can select from cruises with well-known winery owners and winemakers from Chateau Montelena (a Caribbean cruise to ports including St. Barts and St. Lucia), Andersons Conn Valley Vineyards (cruising from Lisbon, Portugal to London), or Viansa Winery (spend seven days on the Rhone River from Avignon to Lyons sampling highly rated Rhone and Burgundy wines on a 159-passenger cruise ship). www.mwaterfrontgrille.com239.263.4421 | 41 to Park Shore HOLIDAY GIFT CARD SPECIALTis the Season for Giving and Receiving! Receive a $25.00 Gift Card FREE!some restrictions apply. When you purchase a $100.00 M Waterfront Grille Gift Card. WATERFRONT GRILLE Valid until December 13th Call 239-263-4421 or stop in. Mention this ad when purchasing!

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after 2 months after 3 months 24 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 Experts offer holiday fire-prevention tipsHoliday activity and excitement tend to make people less careful at a time when they should be even more cautious. In the United States, there are an estimated 47,000 fires every holiday season that claim more than 500 lives a year. The Hearst Burn Center at New YorkPresbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has joined with the New York City Fire Department to offer these special tips for the holiday season: Trees: One in every 22 home fires caused by a Christmas tree results in death. Remember that trees that are cut early in the season quickly dry out to become fire hazards, so make sure to keep them well-watered. Never put a tree in front of an exit, and always make sure it is at least 3 feet from any heat source such as a fireplace, space heater, candle or radiator. Candles: The chance of having a candle fire quadruples during the holiday season. Never leave religious, or any, candles burning unattended. Make sure candles are placed at least 4 feet from curtains, holiday decorations and Christmas trees. Decorations: Never decorate your holiday tree with candles, even if you dont intend to light them. Keep all decorations away from heat sources such as space heaters, candles, fireplaces and radiators and, when possible, use fireretardant decorations. Lights: Only buy holiday lights that have been inspected and approved by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL). Inspect and test lights each year. Unplug the lights when going to sleep or leaving your home. Electricity and electrical wires: Never leave holiday lights on when you leave the house. If a wire should short, you might return to find your home on fire. Make sure not to overload outlets, limit the use of extension cords to short periods of time, and use a surge protector when plugging in holiday lights and decorations. Fireplaces: Never place a Christmas tree near a fireplace. If there is no other place to put it, do not use the fireplace until after the tree has been removed and the needles have been cleaned up. Use a screen over the fireplace to prevent embers from escaping. Keep small children at least 3 feet from the fireplace area. Holiday cooking: Create a 3-foot zone of safety around the st ove, oven and cooking areas to ensure that children and other adults will stay clear of pot handles, oven doors and open burners on the stove. When cooking, wear short sleeves and/or tight-fitting clothing to prevent them from getting caught in a flame on the stove; and turn pot handles inward on the stove. To get more fire-prevention tips for the whole family, visit the FDNY firesafety page at html/safety/index.shtml and the FDNY fire-safety page for children, www. boutiqueFeminine, Flirty, Fierce & Fashion ForwardFOUR reasons not to miss what marzela boutique has this holiday season. between Cypress lake and College across from the LandingsMon-Sat 10am-6pm this holida season

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26 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 Save big on real Christmas treesThe Christmas tree is the centerpiece of your home during the holiday season. While some people make their lives easier with a fake tree, nothing beats the smell of a freshly cut tree. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to drop $50 or $100 on a tree that will be around for all of two weeks, and there dont seem to be many options for saving money on one. So in the spirit of Christmas, Michael Bondi, professor of forestry with Oregon State University Extension Services, shares his top tips to save money on a real tree this holiday season.Shop aroundIts the most commonsense advice you can get when shopping for anything, but there is a specific method to shopping around when it comes to live Christmas trees. The prices can vary quite a bit, says Mr. Bondi, who explains that big-box retailers have the best prices, but the trees tend to not be as fresh because they are purchased in bulk. Further, youre always sacrificing on customer service when you shop at a big box. Garden centers tend to have the freshest trees and decent customer service, but the prices are greater than a big box. Another option? Look for a nonprofit or charity thats selling trees. Not only can you get them on the cheap, you also can help out your community while you buy.Shop for speciesTrees that grow faster are less expensive because they can be brought to market faster, says Mr. Bondi. Conversely, trees that grow more sl owly are more expensive. This isnt just due to the amount of time it takes to grow. Slower-growing trees tend to be a little fussier. Balsam and Douglas firs are among the least-expensive trees, with more exotic trees such as Nordman and Turkish firs being on the other end of the spectrum. Noble firs and Frasier firs are in the middle. For what its worth, the smell of Christmas basically is the smell of a Douglas fir, so dont feel like youre missing out if you go for one of the lessexpensive trees.Accept Charlie Brown treesEveryone is afraid of getting a Charlie Brown tree, but not only does Mr. Bondi think theres nothing wrong with such trees, he also has fond family memories of them. As a child, his father often would buy three trees, cut the branches off of two and drill them into the third. My father was very artistic, says Mr. Bondi, that was his way of putting his personal flair on the tree. Even if you arent the artistic type, a Charlie Brown tree might not be as bad as you think. Not only are they significantly less expensive, but there might not be anything wrong with them for your purposes. One of the beautiful things about real trees is the variation, says Mr. Bondi, If youre going to put a tree up against the wall, a few missing branches dont really matter.Wait for prices to come down ... and haggleThe closer you get to Christmas, the cheaper a tree will be. If there are still a lot of trees left on the lot, says Mr. Bondi, theyre going to start getting anxious about selling them. If you go tree shopping after the first week of December and theres still a glut of trees left on the lot, dont be afraid to haggle a little. So to save money on live Christmas trees this holiday season, wait a week or so to shop, aim for cheaper species of tree, dont be afraid to haggle and dont be looking for perfection. Best of all, youre adding to your savings while buying from American farmers, being green and pumping money into the local economy. What could be better than that? Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Mon. Sat. 10am 9pm Sunday 12pm 6pm

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FLORIDA WEEKLY 2013 27 HolidayGIFT GUIDE2013 8 days of Hanukkah has rare companion BY AVIVA YAFFASpecial to Florida WeeklyAn extremely rare convergence of the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars will result in the first full day of Hanukkah falling on Thanksgiving Day this year for the first time ever and the last time for another 75,000 years, experts say. The event even has its own trademarked term, Thanksgivukkah. The eight-day holiday of Hanukkah, or Festival of Lights, started this year at sundown on Nov. 27. While Thanksgiving officially has been around for 150 years, Hanukkah marks an event more than 2,000 years old, when the Jewish people rose up against their Assyrian conquerors in the first known successful rebellion against tyranny. When the Jews reclaimed the temple in Jerusalem, they rededicated it by lighting the lamp that hangs over the ark holding the Torah the sacred scroll which must be kept lit at all times. However, only one days oil was found, and it would take eight days for more to arrive. But, miraculously, that one-day supply of oil burned for all eight days. Hanukkah starts with the lighting of one candle (representing an oil lamp) in a special candelabra called a Menorah. Another candel, called the shamus (said to represent the Lords presence), is also lit. One more candle is added each evening until all eight, and the shamus, are alight.Hanukkah is a family holiday. Gifts are given on each day, usually to the children. Special olive oil-based foods are served. In recent years, a growing number of families have dedicated the celebration to a Make the World Better theme, based on the Talmudic teaching that God deliberately created an imperfect world so that every human being could later help move it toward perfection. Children are encouraged to join their parents by donating their Hanukkah gelt (holiday money) gifts to causes that further this goal, for example, by making donations to groups that fight hunger and support education and health services. Some Jews in North America and Israel have taken up environmental concerns in relation to Hanukkahs miracle of the oil, emphasizing reflection on energy conservation and energy independence. An example of this is the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Lifes renewable energy campaign. Donations also can be made to environmental groups such as the Sierra Club, the World Wildlife Fund or the Jewish National Funds tree-planting program. (After all, an environmentally healthy world is automatically a better one.) Finally, on the eighth day, many families invite friends and neighbors from other religious or ethnic groups to a dinner to celebrate our common aspiration for peace and freedom for all. Strange but true BY SAMANTHA WEAVERSpecial to Florida Weekly Between 1659 and 1681, it was illegal to celebrate Christmas in Massachusetts. If you were caught celebrating, you would be fined five shillings. St. Nicholas is actually a historical figure, although the name was spelled differently. St. Nikolaus was the bishop of Myra in Asia Minor, and he died on Dec. 6, 343. In different regions of the world he is known as Klaus, Nickel, Snnerklas, Seneklos, Pelznickel, Knecht Ruprecht, Weihnachtsmann and Christkindl. Sometimes he travels on foot, and sometimes hes shown riding a white horse, a reindeer, a mule or even a goat. In 1712, Cotton Mather said, The Feast of Christs Nativity is spent in Reveling, Dicing, Carding, Masking, and in Licentious Liberty... by Mad Mirth, by long Eating, by hard Drinking, by lewd Gaming, by rude Reveling. Doesnt sound much like todays celebrations, does it? If you think that Christmas has only recently become a nightmare of consumerism, consider that as early as the mid1820s, Santa Claus was being employed to sell Christmas goods. Clement Clarke Moore, the author of A Visit From St. Nicholas (more popularly known as The Night Before Christmas), was born during the American Revolution and died during the Civil War. The modern image of Santa Claus was invented by American cartoonist Thomas Nast in the late 1800s. Until his cartoons were published at the end of the 19th century, no one really pictured Santa as a fat, jolly old man with white hair. The first image of a Christmas tree to be printed in the United States appeared in Boston in 1836. It was an illustration to a book written by a German immigrant. There is no Biblical or historical reason to place the birth of Jesus on Dec. 25. It was only in the fourth century that the Church officially decided to observe Christmas on Dec. 25. 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