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INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A14 CLUB NOTES A20 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS A26 DIVA DIARIES A27 HOUSE HUNTING B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B30 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C14 ANTIQUES C22 VINO & CUISINE C30-31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 10 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 The newest arrivals at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens make their public debut Saturday, Dec. 21. Among them: tiny monkeys that live in a small range in the forests of Colombia, giant relatives of the guinea pig found in the scrub deserts of Argentina and the knuckle-walking, sharp-clawed, long-faced giant anteater of the South American grasslands. Zoo members will enjoy admission at 8 a.m., an hour before the Zoo opens to the public. All visitors will be able to watch the giant anteater with its iconic snout, shuffling through the tropical foliage and playing in the water. Theyll spot cotton-top tamarins, tiny monkeys with a shock of hair, and Patagonian cavies, large rodents related to guinea pigs that are known for their monogamous lifestyle. Living in the branches above the cavies in the new exhibit is the Zoos longtime resident female twotoed sloth, seen for the first time outside the regular safari canyon shows; nearby are red-footed tortoises, known for their crimson spots and a taste for flesh. Thanks to generous support from The Martin Foundation, the new species can be seen in the southern gardens where the Zoo updated existing animal habitats with additional plantings, water elements, glass viewing and thatch shelters to create this diverse new wildlife experience for guests. Naples Zoos commitment to New World species like these extends far beyond the care they receive at the Zoo to the wilds of Central and South America itself. Naples Zoo supports field conservation projects for a variety of rare species including the giant anteater as well as another oddity, the giant armadillo, an Ice Age leftover that LORICA SAT ON THE EXAMINING table, waiting for a doctor she had never met before to come in and tell her if strangers would have to take more of her leg before they could fit her with a better prosthesis. She wore a shirt with butterfly wings that spread across her chest like a sequined open heart. The 8-year-old swung her right leg back and forth under the table. She lost her left leg to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The prosthetic leg she received in her home country looked doll-like and clumsy. She had painted its toenails with nail polish to make them sparkle. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Brett Shannon walked in and introduced himself to Florica as a childrens bone doctor. He opened up a laptop to show her an X-ray image of her leg, which came to abrupt end below her knee. 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Sh e THE NAPLES ZOO / COURTESY PHOTOThe cotton-top tamarin is one of several South American animals making their debut at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens Florica survived an earthquake and has since received a new limb. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYOnce hobbled by Haitis earthquake, a young girl emerges with a miracle limbAwalkwithFloricaBY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ FSEE FLORICA, A8 COURTESY PHOTOA U.S. Air Force pararescueman searches for people after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti Jan. 12, 2010. More than 100,000 people died and many more lost their homes or were injured in the quake. SEE ZOO, A16 All she wants The Diva dishes on what tops most womens wish lists. A27 Tea timesThree tea parties and more holiday fun around town. C26-29 An airport milestoneTaking off to celebrate 70 years, and more Networking photos. B7-8 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________What are you doing New Years Eve? C1 NYEYOUR GUIDE INSIDE C18-21 2014

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 8 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) Previous Foot/Ankle Surgery gone bad? Board Certi ed Reconstructive Surgeons to help you 8) Heel/Achilles pain can resolve fast with treatment *Without proper care could lead to surgery We have exclusive Shockwave therapy for the pros, now open for everyone ** Scan to see Dr. Lam talk about foot & ankle trauma and the latest in technology COMMENTARYCrossing the other Delaware: a personal view of ChristmasIn the American cultural vernacular, which may prove as confusing to you as it frequently does to me, the first Christmas did not occur 2,013 years ago. Instead, the first Christmas took place exactly 237 years ago on a frigid night a few miles north of Philadelphia. In this whimsical, transformative nation, holidays that began as one thing inevitably become another, and none more so than Christmas. During the evening of Dec. 25, 1776, Christmas Love (defined as the love of Christ come, for Christians) must have seemed as remote as the North Pole to the 2,400 men who crossed the Delaware River out of Pennsylv ania. They moved out in sleet and snow equipped with newly issued flints for their weapons on George Washingtons command, gathering on the riverfront from positions near McKonkeys Ferry. At that point the self-declared United States of America where you and I will eat to our hearts content this Christmas amounted to 174 days worth of upstart nation. Brand new, the nation was also under siege, wrapped in a winter storm, and starving. Most of Washingtons men couldnt swim, but they swallowed their fear. Ice floes in the river presented a significant danger to their heavily-laden boats as they labored in frigid darkness toward the Jersey shore. None of it was pretty. In sloppy, struggling fashion, commanders and a regiment of experienced seamen from Marblehead, Mass., with others, finally landed the force mostly intact at Trenton, on the east bank of the river. There, things changed forever. That fact remains the nations most singular Christmas gift to itself. The Americans caught the winterencamped Hessian troops (competent professional soldiers in the pay of the British army) completely off guard and drunk. Thus they won the first real victory in our history, at the end of what had been a very bad year. Had Washington been killed or captured a distinct possibility since he was among the first to land on the far shore history would have gone barking up a different tree. It almost did, anyway. Previously, his men had succeeded only in having their rear ends kicked out of New York and chased all over New Jersey by the British and their allies. But only six days before Christmas, Thomas Paine came out with a feisty pamphlet called Common Sense, in Philadelphia. It included the most famous lines he ever wrote. The language was so compelling that against all reason it boosted morale among the half-frozen, half-sick, woefully undernourished Americans. These are the times that try mens souls, Mr. Paine wrote. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. No doubt many would have settled for an easier conflict and reduced rations of glory along with a hot meal, but they werent given the choice. For all those Americans, including women, children and the old people left to manage farms and homes, Christmas Love required sacrifice and the recognition of imminent mortality. To all of them, everything must have seemed tenuous. Ive always thought of Christmas that way, too as a time when existence can become, paradoxically, both sumptuous and desperate. In such a time, each of us must cross our own Delaware, which means that each of us must define Christmas Love as any force or energy that allows us to make the crossing, no matter how tenuously or what shape it takes. If, for example, you havent spoken to a relative or an old friend with whom youve fallen out, youre facing the river. If you havent forgiven yourself for a mistake made in another time which means confronting your own weakness or blindness, and moving on youre facing the river. If the echoes of the dead or the memories of Christmases past become not the voices of angels but a chorus of tyrants beckoning you to surrender the joyous moment in order to suffer the once-upon-a-time, youre facing the river. Charles Dickens, the great British novelist, knew the music of this tune intimately, which was why he wrote A Christmas Carol. In any case, something has to be faced and changed. And you have to face it and change it. Christmas is a time to do that, just as it was for Washington and the men, women and children who faced his Delaware River. For somebody I never knew, heres one more Delaware. Late on Dec. 24, 1976, I drove out of the gates of Camp Lejeune, N.C., home of the Second Marine Division, bound toward Wilmington 50 or so miles to the south. I was bent on attending midnight Mass at an orthodox church. The narrow two-lane blacktop ribboned a North Carolina night so black in the flat piedmont that I could see nothing beyond my own headlights for miles, until a flashing of red and blue came distantly into view. I slowed, approached and passed. Two cars had collided head on. The bodies of five dead lay under sheets near the devastated wreckage. Midnight was 90 minutes away. At the church, a packed Christmas celebration of such candlelit, incense-infused magnificence occurred with chanting, bells, the sprinkling of holy water and all the sensuous ornamentation of celebratory life that Ive never been able to forget either the blood or the glory. And now its only Christmas Love I want for them: for those nameless souls who may still cherish the victims of that long ago night. May they, with all of us, find it in themselves to cross the other Delaware. A version of this column originally ran on Dec. 21, 2011. f g o M m o


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 Mandela: The man and the movementNelson Mandelas passing last week at the age of 95 has been met with a global outpouring of remembrance and reflection. A giant of modern human history has died. Mandela is rightly remembered for his remarkable ability to reconcile with his oppressors, and the political prescription his forgiveness entailed for the new South Africa. Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another, Mandela said in his inaugural speech in Pretoria, on May 10, 1994. In the same speech, he pledged, going forward, to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination. Mandela has passed, but what he has passed on to succeeding generations is his deep belief in the power of movements to make change. He spent his early years in the African National Congress (ANC) organizing noncooperation, like the Defiance Campaign in 1952, when he was photographed burning his passbook, the dreaded photo documentation without which black South Africans could not travel within their own country. By 1960, following the Sharpeville Massacre, where the white governments police forces killed at least 69 people who were protesting the pass laws and the passbooks, the government banned the ANC. Mandela and others went underground, forming the ANCs armed wing, calling it Umkhonto we Sizwe, or Spear of the Nation. They led a campaign of sabotage, using crude bombs to damage and disrupt key elements in South Africas infrastructure, from rail lines to power plants. In 1962, Mandela was picked up at a police roadblock, disguised as a chauffeur. The New York Times reported in 1990 that it was the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that provided the South African Special Branch with the specifics of Mandelas whereabouts and appearance. The report went on to say that the CIA spent more on surveillance of the ANC than the apartheid regime did itself. Mandela spent the next 27 years in prison. At his trial for sabotage with nine others, known now as The Rivonia Trial, Mandela spoke for the accused, defending their actions. During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities, he declared from the dock, facing the death penalty. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die. To the surprise of many, and likely thanks to intense domestic and international attention to the trial, the activists were sentenced not to death, but to life imprisonment on South Africas notorious Robben Island. The international campaign to end apartheid began in earnest then. Campaigns to divest from companies doing business in South Africa became a central strategy. In 1970, Caroline Hunter and Ken Williams, two African-American employees at Polaroid in Cambridge, Mass., noticed that their company was supplying the photo technology for the hated passbooks. Hunter and Williams organized a movement of Polaroid workers that forced it to withdraw all its involvement with South Africa. Under increasing pressure, the apartheid regime cracked down even more on black South Africans, and the violence was broadcast globally, propelling students on campuses to action. A global movement formed, pressuring university boards to pull their endowment funds from South African investments. In Washington, D.C., Randall Robinson, the founder of TransAfrica, began a protest movement in front of the South African embassy. He told us on Democracy Now! Three of us were arrested, followed by 5,000 Americans who came to the embassy over the following years to be arrested ... of course that helped to propel through the Congress the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986. And then American investments in South Africa began to tumble. Robinson was referring to the bill that California Congressman Ron Dellums introduced, which passed with bipartisan support. President Ronald Reagan vetoed the bill, but, in a sign of the nations determination to fight apartheid, both houses of Congress voted to override Reagans veto, imposing crushing sanctions on the apartheid regime in Pretoria. That, combined with the internal pressures in the country, Robinson continued, produced the circumstances in the government there, the readiness to negotiate and to ultimately release Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama spoke at Mandelas memorial service in Soweto this week, and provoked a firestorm of criticism back in Washington for shaking the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro. Mandela was a devoted friend of Fidel Castro, who always supported the ANC. The U.S., on the other hand, did not remove Mandela from its terrorist watch list until 2008, 14 years after he was elected president of South Africa. Nelson Mandela ended his autobiography by saying, When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both. ... The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller. OPINIONThe war on inequalityPresident Barack Obama has his answer to Lyndon Johnsons War on Poverty. It is a war on inequality. The presidents formal declaration of hostilities came in a speech this month at the Center for American Progress, predictably praised as brilliant by his journalistic cheerleaders and touted by the White House as setting out the cause that will define the rest of his presidency. While LBJs war on poverty is nothing to emulate it costs $900 billion a year, yet has manifestly failed in the stated goal of uplifting the poor at least it had a clear, compelling rationale. Who can disagree that it would be better if fewer Americans were poor? Obamas implicit argument is that it would be better if fewer Americans were rich, or at least if they werent quite so offensively rich. He relied on dubious research and tendentious analysis to make his case, without ever admitting what, for him, must be the crux of the matter. Surely, income inequality offends his egalitarian sense of justice and aesthetics, and even if he didnt believe it had harmful real-word effects, he would wish the top 1 percent werent so wealthy as a social good in and of itself. There is no doubt that we long ago exited the economic Golden Age of the mid-20th century, and we arent going to return to it. President Obama could give a speech about that and never need to make a questionable claim. But he wants to make a case for war. In his speech, the president said that inequality is bad for the economy and cited one study showing that greater income inequality means more fragile growth and more frequent recessions. Of course, one study can show almost anything. The study in question analyzed developing economies. He could just as easily have said that one study by a Harvard economist showed a correlation between increasing inequality and higher economic growth in the U.S. and other developed countries between 1960 and 2000. To maintain that rising inequality is a threat to the American Dream, the president insists that it is reducing income mobility. Here the evidence is just as weak. According to Scott Winship of the Manhattan Institute, the gap between the middle class and the poor hasnt grown much during the past few decades. It has been the very top of the income distribution that has gained the most. America does indeed have a serious mobility problem, especially in getting people out of poverty. But it has nothing to do with a small fraction of people being spectacularly rich. Mark Zuckerberg could be stripped of all his wealth tomorrow, and it wouldnt help anyone further down the income ladder. It wouldnt increase wages, or reduce out-of-wedlock child rearing, or lead to less incarceration, or revive the work ethic, all of which would enhance mobility and lift more people into the middle class. It would just make Mark Zuckerberg poor. Which is why Obamas war on inequality is so misconceived. We arent beset by a wealthy 1 percent destroying opportunity and immiserating the rest of the country. The president needs to reconsider his casus belli. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. p w a o v r amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly m i i e r t s 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 19-25, 2013 Map Us: 11000 Terminal Access Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33913 Parking Information: Relax your stress-free holiday begins the moment you drive in! A small group of Italophiles who wanted to bring to the Paradise Coast the joy of experiencing Italian arts and culture on a regular basis, split off from the Italian American Club in 1998 to become the Italian Cultural Society of Naples. They continue their work today under the deft guidance of Tom Turicchi as president. The societys goal is to enrich its 500-plus members with an appreciation of all things Italian. Programs embrace the many and varied elements of the culture music, art, film, history, literature and the beautiful Italian language, among other things. In addition to enhancing their awareness of Italian culture, members often build on the friendships they form while participating in the diverse opportunities the programming provides throughout the season. Being Italian is not a prerequisite of membership; you just have to have a love for the Italian experience. If you have enjoyed traveling in Italy or are simply full of curiosity and want to learn more, you are a candidate for membership. If youre planning a trip to Italy but have questions, youre likely to meet someone at a society event who will have good advice and ideas for your destination. Mr. Turicchi was born and raised in Rhode Island, where his favorite subjects at St. Raphael Academy were math and music. Following his bliss, he earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Providence College and a doctorate in musicology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. After graduation, he became a professor of music history and the director of instrumental music at Texas Womans University. During his career, he conducted ensemble performances in the U.S. and 14 countries throughout Europe and Asia. He left the world of teaching and eventually became managing partner in a marketing research and strategic planning firm. He and his wife, Lee, moved to Naples four years ago after she took a nasty fall on the ice on Christmas Eve. The Turicchis have two loves: the arts and traveling to Italy. They discovered the Italian Cultural Society soon after moving to Naples and felt it was the perfect fit. Tom joined the board in his second year as a member and became president the following year. Along with Ken Pedini, he is co-chair of programming for the new season. Society members and guests can look forward to programs about finding the fun in Italian opera and the beauty in modern Italian design; about Rossinis music and the mosaics of Ravenna; about Raphael, the genius of the Italian Renaissance; and about Duke Federico of Montefeltro, The Light of Italy. Two dinners celebrating the cuisine of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy are also on the schedule. For the seasons full schedule and details about membership, visit www. Each year Mr. Turicchis is a featured speaker at one of the societys programs. He also lectures regularly at the Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University and the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University. When past president Adam Crescenzi became president six years ago, his vision was that the society become a beacon of light in Collier County that illuminates the best aspects of the Italian culture in art, literature, history, architecture, music, food and wine. Tom has made this vision a reality, Mr. Crescenzi says. I am very proud that I recruited him and he became my successor. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 78 a. m. weekdays at www. f t l e i i bobHARDEN e-mail: PROFILES IN PARADISESharing a passion and appreciation for all things Italian Talking points with Tom TuricchiSomething your father was always right about: Trust must be earned. Teacher who most in uenced you: Robert Bly. First job: In high school, I worked as bookkeeper for my uncles food import business. Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: I was a consultant in the rock n roll record industry for several years. Advice for grandkids: Do what you love and do it well. Favorite authors: Daniel Silva, David Baldacci and Bernard Cornwell. Favorite things about Paradise Coast: The rich cultural life, the friendliness of the people and the fact that everything is within 30 minutes of home. What I miss about the Paradise Coast when Im away: The beauty, warmth and sunshine.

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 than at the picture of her leg bones. She seemed trusting yet wary of his confidence and her future. How could she not be, for in one of her most formative memories the earthquake she sat playing on the floor, when the walls came crashing down, crushing her leg. All she wanted was to run with her friends. But the earthquake left her with only one foot to put on the ground. The trauma would set Floricas life on an unexpected trajectory: She could not run, but she would be carried across the Caribbean to the care of a Naples nonprofit that would find a Southwest Florida doctor willing to perform reconstructive surgery on her residual limb, giving her a new leg with which she could learn to run again. The third grader sat fidgety on the examining table, someplace between sadness and gratitude, trying to take this all in. She knew how to be strong, not to be scared, but now she was learning she could be ambitious. Her amputated leg looked mystical. When she bent her knee, what she had of a lower leg would curl up under her thigh, like an elephant trunk lifting food to mouth. Also like an elephant trunk, the end of her leg had a point and a lip, a reverse teardrop shape. But the point, Floricas tibia, was going to keep growing sharper and sharper. Dr. Shannon, who had been called in as a consultant on the case, explained to Florica that when she lost her leg, the bone did not know what happened, so it kept growing. This was good. She was young. The doctor who would operate on her leg did not want it to stop growing, but he didnt want the bone to grow sharp and skinny like a spike, so he would have to surgically smooth the bone, contouring it to comfortably slip into the cradle of her prosthesis. What time are you going to cut the leg? Florica asked, her English improving more and more as she spoke less and less Creole. Well, thats a thing called scheduling. Thats really hard compared to doing the surgery itself, Dr. Shannon said. Acknowledging that the surgery to touch up Floricas crude amputation would be relatively simple in comparison to the financial challenge of outfitting the child with a prosthetic limb, the doctor turned to Bob Ayres, the founder of Miracle LimbsCourage in Motion, and said, I think you will do a lot more good than I will. Miracle Limbs strives to show amputees that though they have lost a limb, they need not lose hope. The 501(c) (3) has helped provide prostheses for amputees of combat, accident, diabetes and natural disaster. The organization also helps them and their families pay rent, utility bills and phone bills, hoping to ease life stresses until loved ones can return to work. Mr. Ayres and his wife, Diana, find money to buy groceries and fill gas tanks. They build ramps and modify homes. They arrange counseling sessions and job skills training. They say Miracle Limbs is one of only a handful of nonprofits nationwide helping to provide prostheses. Doctors and prosthetic companies have told them Miracle Limbs could be the only organization of its kind, one that tends to all needs of amputees.Propping up the future From the moment the Ayres met Florica, they were determined that although she had been a victim of circumstance, she would not be a victim FLORICAFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYDr. Brett Shannon (center) shares X-rays and a prognosis with Florica, her family and Bob Ayers, Miracle Limbs founder. Prosthetist Jillian Hitchcock helps Florica learn to walk with her new leg. Before her surgery, Florica would wear three socks on her residual limb to try to pad the pain of her old prosthesis.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 NEWS A9 of neglect. It pained them to see her walk. Like a bird whose leg seems to bend backward when it steps forward, Floricas short leg bent in toward her long leg, looking like it was going to sweep her stability right out from under her. Every step looked like a slip. Prosthetic advances could correct this knock-kneed gait. Florica would need a new leg every eight to 12 months. The Ayres would be there for her forevermore. We want to find out what she wants to be, what her natural-born talents are, Mr. Ayres said that day in Dr. Shannons office. He expressed this sentiment often. Athletics, music, whatever she wants to do, we want to help her in that endeavor. Beyond giving her a leg, they wanted to help her find and fulfill her life dream. Florica could muster only one wish at the moment: I want to run with my friends. Dr. Shannon tried to assure her that she would run with her friends again, consoling the room that some semblance of carefree childhood would be returned to this little girl. Wrapping up the office visit, he asked Florica if she had any more questions. She started telling a story of when she was in Haiti. A whimsical childhood story, it was hard to follow: Shes with all of her friends no, not all of them, just girls theyre at school, theyre at church, theyre thirsty, they want something to drink, someone tells her something, shes off and running, running in her memory, running in her storytelling. Thats where Florica runs, in her storytelling. As she talks faster and faster, her eyes run with possibility, her smile runs into her cheekbones. If only she could run backwards, be standing up, sitting somewhere else on the day that wall came crumbling down.Beneath the rubbleWhen Florica tells the story of the earthquake, it does not sound rehearsed. It sounds like a chore. With a shrug and a sigh, her body seems to beg, Please dont make me tell this story again. Why do I have to tell this story, always this story, all the time? She gives in. She rattles her arms and makes the sound she has attached to her memory of the earthquake: Gudugudugudugudugudu! She says she was pinned under the wall for seven days. She remembers her mother pouring water through the rubble for her to drink. When her father, Gaethjens, flew to Florida to sign custody papers over to his sister, hoping Florica would find a better life in Immokalee with her aunt, he told a different story. Florica was not living with her father at the time of the earthquake. She was living with her mother. It typically took him a half hour to drive to their house. The day of the earthquake, it took him four hours to walk there. He saw the house in shambles. I think she die, Gaethjens said of his daughter. (Miracle Limbs asked Florida Weekly not to print the familys last name.) The house collapsed; he could not find her. According to Gaethjens, when communications were back up three days later, he received a phone call. Florica was in a makeshift hospital of tents. He said medics were not giving her medicine because she had no money. He ran home, fetched the equivalent of $100 and had Florica transported to another hospital where doctors told him they would have to amputate her leg to keep an infection from reaching her heart. Regardless the rendition, Florica lost her leg.Mom, dont cryBob and Diana Ayres first met Gaethjens at his sisters apartment in Immokalee on a rainy day. Florica was the subject of conversation. She sat on the couch. Her hair was braided in ponytails, clipped with barrettes. She fiddled with a rubber band around her wrist when she didnt know what to say. She showed everyone the toy she had made: a magic wand. It doesnt work for real, she said. But I pretend it works. She told them when she grows up she wants to be a doctor. She talked about when her mom called her crying from Haiti: I said Mom, dont cry. Everything going to be OK. People are dead. People have arm broken. They cannot do anything. Dont be crying, Mom, cause Im OK. She thought about sharing her story with others, about what she wanted people to know most about her. I can do anything, she said. In the dark, Im not scared. She told the Ayers she was scared, however, to play outside because there were alligators in the pond out back and if they were to chase her, she could not run away. I think theyre going to bite me, she said. She sat on the couch next to Mr. Ayres. Bob, I have to tell you something, she said, pointing to the toe on her primitive prosthetic leg. That is almost going to fall off. Oh, this one here? Well, dont you worry about that, Mr. Ayres said. Youre going to get a whole new leg. All brand new. He wiggled her prosthetic toe around. Does that tickle? Does that hurt your toe? he asked. No, Florica laughed. I dont feel it. Yeah, dont worry about it, Mr. Florica walks toward her reflection in the mirror, learning to trust her new leg. An earthquake rocked Port au Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. Diana Ayers and Florica sit in a pew at the First Congregational Church of Naples two days after Florica received her new leg. The Ayers will continue to help provide new legs for Florica as she grows. to drink. t her, w gn s er her new leg.

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Florica wondered if her leg would look like her new friend Bobs leg.A visit from an angelMr. Ayres was hit by a speeding car while changing a tire on the side of the road. The impact threw him more than 80 yards, shattering his legs, breaking his arms, his ribs, every bone in his body except for two fingers and his spine. After years and years of surgeries and physical therapies, he had his right leg amputated above the knee. He was angry. He started popping pills. He drank himself into a coma. He saw an angel. He knew he did not survive his accident by mistake, hence the beginnings of Miracle Limbs. Mr. Ayres now walks with a Symbionic leg. It has a sporty, stylish, superhero look. Some might argue that war has accelerated the acceptance of bionic limbs by society, but Mr. Ayres knows society can still be unforgiving. He remembers a woman at the grocery store looking at his leg and telling him: If something like that ever happened to me, Id want somebody to pull the plug. Sometimes when people ask him if hes a veteran and he tells them no, they cast off his injury like, Oh, well. He feels like saying, Well, wait. It still hurt. The day before her reconstructive surgery, Florica sat beside Mr. Ayres in a waiting room. She looked up at him with her bright brown eyes that so badly wanted to believe in magic. Is it going to be hurting? she asked him. He wanted to tell her the procedure would feel as soft as her pillow. He chose thoughtful words. If you have a positive attitude it will heal faster, he said. What does that mean? she asked. It means you shouldnt be sad, he tried to explain. Im not sad, Florica asserted. After they cut the leg, Im going to have a new leg and I can run again. The end. Her thoughts turning to worries too big for her age, she asked, How much is it going to cost? The cooperation of doctors and prosthetists would save Miracle Limbs tens of thousands of dollars in the mission to help Florica. Miracle Limbs will continue to provide limbs and services for Florica as she grows, spending an estimate of $8,000 to $10,000 a year, but Mr. Ayres did not want her to think about the money. Dont you worry about that, he told her. The two walked back to see the orthopedic surgeon who would do the operation. Floricas residual limb was so tender now, she walked with crutches. If anyone went to touch her leg, she scampered back, making a whimper sound. In walked Robert Casola, D.O., looking disheveled in his scrubs, like a man who starts work early and never sleeps enough. His comportment was that of a man who is hard on himself, like no matter how much good he does, he can never do enough. Dr. Casola had wanted to go to Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake, but his health kept him from it. He had bone cancer. He was immuno-compromised. Looking at Florica, he said, This is my payback. I didnt make it down there, but any way I can help the less fortunate, thats what were here for. A surgeons artistic touchWhen Dr. Casola speaks of amputation, he uses the words limb salvage. Thats what he put on his business card. An amputation does not mean a failure, he said. An amputation sometimes is a heroic salvage of the person. No matter how crude Floricas limb salvage may have been, he feels it was courageous. In the field, anything is acceptable, he said. Anything that will save a childs life or a persons life is acceptable, so its not a question of could he have done the surgery differently or what the quality of the surgeon was. He saved her life. Period. Thats all that matters. Other doctors who looked at Floricas leg suggested a clean start, an above-the-knee amputation. But Dr. Casola wanted to save her knee. The next morning at Gulf Coast Medical Center, he did a technique he calls feathering, whereby he surgically elongated the muscle, like a feather, covering bones and nerves to give her residual limb a cushion. Prosthetic professionals say what Dr. Casola does cannot be found in books, that he has an innate way of manipulating tissue and advancing muscle. He did have to remove part of Floricas bone, as it had grown infected waiting on health-care politics to clear the way for the procedure. But Florica had her knee. Her residual limb was round. She went home with the Ayres to recuperate.Matters of trustA few weeks later, Florica kept asking Mr. Ayres, How many minutes, Bob? How many minutes? They were driving to her fitting for her new prosthetic leg. Florica wanted a pink leg. She got Tinker Bell, a leg colored in pastel hues, emblazoned with the fairy that only exists when children believe. Paul Weott, the owner of Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers, wanted Florica to believe in her new leg. Teaching her how to walk again, he said, Bend your knee. Put all your weight on it. Walk through it. It was like hearing someone say: Fall back. Ill catch you. Dont worry. Trust me. Florica was learning to trust her new leg. Within the hour she was walking backwards, taking side steps, making lunges down the hallway. She wanted to look in the mirror. Seeing herself not yet running, but believing she announced: It looks pretty to me. Mr. Weott and his team made that pretty leg starting with a cast of Floricas residual limb, filling it with plaster, making a mold of her leg, fitting prosthetics to the mold, putting her in a clear test socket so they could see the inside mechanics while she walked, shaping it all up into Tinker Bell they made a way for Florica to run with her new friends at Lake Trafford Elementary School in Immokalee. Youre ready to go now, Mr. Weott told Florica. Yes, I am, she said. Looking up at him with her arms outstretched, she squealed, Hug! Oh, my goodness, Mr. Weott stumbled. I didnt expect that from you. Youre a tough girl. Her perseverance and her spirit rather, her magic almost took the legs right out from under a man who makes legs. On the ride home she turned to her driver and said, Bob, I will never forget you. Mr. Ayres had no words. Bob Ayers believes adversity introduces a man to himself. Through Miracle Limbs, he has helped more than 50 amputees. More about Miracle LimbsMiracle LimbsCourage in Motion is a Florida-registered nonpro t committed to providing amputees and their immediate families the resources necessary to overcome the physical, emotional and nancial hurdles that accompany the loss of a limb. Founders Bob and Diana Ayres of Naples made a list of things they need and ways you can help: Donated of ce space in the North Naples area Corporate sponsors for event sponsorship or annual grants An appropriate vehicle to accommodate participant and equipment transfers (preferably a compact, cost-ef cient SUV) Volunteers for speci c events, professional development and marketing expertise Airline travel vouchers allowing Miracle Limbs to broaden its outreach to assist veterans Personal donors, private family foundation grants, corporate grants People willing to spread the Miracle Limbs mission through Facebook and social media For any questions, suggestions or support, call Mr. Ayres at 591-8393 or Mrs. Ayres at 300-8156, or send an email to Robert@ Financial contributions can be made online at or can be mailed to Miracle Limbs, 6017 Pine Ridge Road, #303, Naples FL 34119.


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FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 Leann BurkholderFinancial 694 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples, FL 34102 Join us for our presentation Social Security: Your Questions Answered. Well discuss: income plan? When: Jan. 14, 2014 6:00-7:30 pm Where: Edward Jones Oce 694 Goodlette Rd. N. Dinner will be served.Call Sharyn at 239-263-2767 by Jan. 9th to reserve your seat for this event. Do You Have Social Security Questions? Youre InvitedCompany Background investments that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a Nuclear tractor pullEdward Teller, the famous theoretical physicist known as the father of the hydrogen bomb for his work on the World War II-era Manhattan Project, died in 2003, but his daughter Rene told The Free Press of Kinston, N.C., in November that she had recently discovered two of her fathers precious mementos at a thrift shop near Kinston during a road trip to visit relatives. (Fathers) work was so demanding she said, that he needed recreational activities and tried the things youd suspect, like chess. However, the two mementos were awards Mr. Teller had won at tractor pull competitions. Hed show up at major tractor pulls riding just a Cub Cadet mower, Rene said, and leave the competition in the dust. (Mr. Tellers secret, she said, was using nuclear fusion-based engines, which sponsors ultimately had to ban.) The entrepreneurial spirit It will be sort of my unique factor, said indulgent customer Lucy Luckayanko, describing her then-upcoming $3,000 eyeball jewelry implant from New York Citys Park Avenue Laser Vision the insertion of a piece of platinum between the sclera (the white part) and the clear conjunctiva. Actually, said the shops medical director, Dr. Emil Chynn, to WNEW-TV in November, its pretty safe. (WNEW-TV (New York City, Nov. 20, 2013) Japans cat cafes allow the petstarved to relax while dining by caressing house kittens that roam the facilities, but similar eateries have opened recently featuring owls (the Fukurou Sabou in Tokyo, Owl Family in Osaka). (The owls are not caressable and are easily spooked by excessive noise.) Liu Pengfeis Five Loaves and Two Fish restaurant in Fuzhou, China, is losing money rapidly despite overflow dining crowds, according to a December China Daily report, because he allows customers to pay only what they wish. (They must also wash out their bowls.) I want to continue, he said, as I believe the feeling of trust is contagious. Cutting-edge science It may be a cliche of domestic conflict, but physicists have earnestly tackled the dynamics of toilet bowl splash back. A stream delivered by a standing male, because it travels five times farther than a seated males, produces a splash easily reaching seat and floor even without factoring in the well-known PlateauRayleigh instability the inevitable disintegration of a liquid stream six or seven inches after its formation. Short of recommending that men be seated, the researchers (speaking to a November conference) suggest narrowing the angle by standing slightly to one side and aiming downwards at a low angle of impact. (BBC News, 11-6-2013) University of British Columbia researchers, intent on judging whether blocking dopamine D4 receptors can reduce the urge to gamble in subjects other than humans, claimed in October to have devised a test that works on the dopamine receptors of rats especially those with a gambling problem. With a slot machine-like device dispensing sugar pellets, the researchers claimed they offered rats measured risks and even determined that rats are more likely to take risks immediately following a close loss (as are humans). (Science Daily, Oct. 29, 2013) Medical marvelsSeven years ago, Michael Spann, now 29, suddenly doubled over in pain that felt like he got hit in the head with a sledgehammer, and began crying blood. Despite consulting doctors, including two visits with extensive lab work at the venerable Cleveland Clinic, the Antioch, Tenn., man told Nashvilles The Tennessean in October that he is resigned to an idiopathic condition a disease without apparent cause. Mr. Spanns main wish now is just to hold a job, in that fellow workers, and customers, tend not to react well to a man bleeding from the eyes (even though his once-daily episodes have become more sporadic). NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE FREE WITH A$50 Grocery OrderSanti Pinot Grigio 750 ml.While supplies last. Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 12/26/13 Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years. FREE WITH A$30 Grocery OrderAssorted Half Gallons Blue Bell Ice CreamWhile supplies last. Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 12/26/13 Wynns will be closing at 6:00pm Christmas Eve & Closed Christmas Day!


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 : 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


NEW $10 MILLION CLUBHOUSE NOW COMPLETE!Call today for a complimentary tour and learn more about membership at Wyndemere. A limited number of non-resident golf and social memberships are also available! For more infor mation call Cheri Mar tin, Membership Director at 239-643-6336 or visit Join the fun and make new friends at the newly renovated Wyndemere Country Club, which is now unmatched in quality and value. The $10-million renovation has enhanced the following amenities perfect for your active lifestyle! 27-hole Arthur Hills championship golf course 12 Har-T ru tennis courts State-of-the-art tness center Resor t-style in nity edge pool Outstanding and varied dining options Numerous social events & activitiesSERVES UP FUN AND FITNESSCheck out our new website: 700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, Florida 34105 239.643.6336 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 can tip the scales at 70-plus pounds. Wild facts Giant anteaters can shoot out their tongue up to 24 inches, 2.5 times a second, to snatch up the 30,000 insects they must eat each day. They can unleash deadly force with their 4-inch-long claws. When giant anteaters sleep, they often use their tail like a blanket to camouflage them and keep them warmer. Cotton-top tamarins sleep in late to avoid some predators that are active around dawn and dusk and at night. These small monkeys wait over an hour after sunrise to start foraging and carefully select a sleeping tree well before sunset. While most tortoises eat only plants, the red-footed tortoise also consumes the meat of deer, wild pigs, birds and snakes. But having neither the speed nor teeth required to hunt, they scavenge these meaty meals or eat snails and insects they can catch. Two-toed sloths are built to live upside down. Their vise-like claws retain their grip even after death. Two-toed sloths move at just 6.5 feet a minute. Their slow lifestyle and grooved hair also allows algae to grow on them, which helps hide them from predators such as the harpy eagle. Naples Zoo welcomes guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. Entrance to the Zoo is at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road across from Coastland Center. The Zoo is closed on Christmas Day, but is open New Years Eve and New Years Day. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $12.95 for ages 3-12, and free for 2and younger. Zoo memberships and discount tickets are available at For more information, call 262-5409, visit the website or follow the Zoo on Facebook. ZOOFrom page 1 >> Through Dec. 24, the animals at Naples Zoo receive special presents to open i.e., brightly wrapped treats into which they claw and bite to onlookers delight. Heres the present opening/feeding schedule: >> Thursday, Dec. 19, and Monday, Dec. 23: 9:30 a.m., South African lions; 12:15 p.m., giraffe herd; 2:30 p.m., honey badgers; 4 p.m., fosas of Madagascar. Feature show at 3 p.m. >> Friday, Dec. 20, and Tuesday, Dec. 24: 10:45 a.m., striped hyenas; 11:45 a.m., alligators; 3:30 p.m. leopards. Feature show at 11 a.m. >> Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22: 9:30 a.m., South African lions; 10:45 a.m., striped hyenas; 11:45 a.m., alligators; 12:15 p.m., giraffe herd; 1 p.m., Malayan tigers; 2:30 p.m., honey badgers; 4 p.m., fosas. Feature show at 3 p.m. COURTESY PHOTOSCotton-top tamarins sleep in late to avoid some predators active at dawn and dusk.


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CLUB NOTES Experts from the Naples Orchid Society will be on hand at Naples Botanical Garden from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, to offer free advice to those who bring in their ailing orchids or pictures of them. For more information, visit Boston College Alumni of Southwest Florida hosts the Boston College luncheon at Brio in Waterside Shops from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. Cost is $18 per person (cash please). For reservations, call Diane Van Parys at 431-5224 or email bcswfloridaalumni@ The Naples Doll Club, under the umbrella of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, November-April. Members promote the love of doll collecting, both antique and modern, and learn about doll making, history and fashion, during meetings and workshops. The clubs annual doll show and sale takes place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the club, call Myrna Eby at (574) 780-0951 or email The Naples Womans Club is cooking up its second annual Naples Kitchen Tour showcasing kitchens in Port Royal area homes. The date is Wednesday, Jan. 22, with tours setting out from the Naples Womans Club at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Transportation is provided. Tickets include an open house from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at club headquarters, where entertainment, a gift boutique and food will be provided. Each home on the tour will also have gourmet samplings, musicians, floral designs and boutique shopping. Tickets are $100 for general admission, $150 for patron level. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Foster Children, the David Lawrence Center, Youth Haven and the Naples Womans Club philanthropic efforts. To purchase a ticket, call Ann Palmer at 262-2259. What could be better for an orchid aficionado than a free orchid plant and tips from an expert on how to make it bloom? Thats the holiday gift attendees will receive at the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliances Third Thursday event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1255 Piper Blvd. Award-winning hobbyist Jim Longwell will play Orchid Santa, handing out seedlings (subject to limited supply), along with pots, mounts and potting mix and giving instruction on how to pot the plants. Everyone is asked to bring clean clippers or scissors to use. The hybrid seedlings will all be several years old and will have high possibilities of getting awarded, Mr. Longwell says. As a fun challenge, everyone will be asked to bring his or her grown seedling to the December 2014 Third Thursday meeting for a friendly competition to see who grew the best plant. The Dec. 19 meeting will also have an orchid raffle, and several orchid plants will be available for purchase, some of which will be bare root blooming size plants that allow orchid aficionados to add to their collections without spending big bucks. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. Annual membership in the alliance is $25 for individuals, $45 for joint members and free for ages 18 and younger. For more information, call 498-9741 or visit www. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Dec. 19. Call 513-4568 for location. The Florida Poetry Club meets for open mic readings at The Norris Center from 4-5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Jan. 14. 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 email NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. 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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 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF CURRENT DATE NEWS A21 CLUB NOTES The Jewish Genealogy Shared Interest Group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 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 emailing The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker for the first meeting of the New Year will be Ron Benson, who will discuss using DNA to trace your ancestors. Attendance is free and all are welcome. Regular meetings take place on the second Tuesday evening of every month. 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 all. For reservations or more information about the anniversary dinner, call 593-4550 or visit www. The Collier County Democratic Club celebrates its silver anniversary with a gala evening and memorial tribute to co-founder Chuck Mohlke the evening of Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Guest speakers will include Allison Tant, chairman of the Florida Democratic Party; Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman, Democratic National Committee; Joe Garcia, U.S. Representative, 26th Congressional District; and Florida Sen. Dwight Bullard of Broward County. VIP admission is $250; general admission is $125. For more information, visit Members and guests of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island will celebrates the sororitys Founders Day with a luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Naples Yacht Club. Several 50-year Thetas will be honored, and guests will hear from Peggy Post, director of the Emily Post Institute and author of numerous etiquette books. For reservations or more information, call Mary Lynn Myers at 431-5434 or e-mail Zonta Club of Naples invites members and visiting Zontians to its monthly meetings at Brio at Waterside Shops at noon on the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is Jan. 7. Cost is $17. For reservations or more information, call Erica Vanover at 4341112. 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 January meetings, call 298-4083 or visit www. 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 38 9-2525 or visit www.chess7. net. 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. Email Chris Pritchard at Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters Club: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Steve Jallad at 776-5398. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters Club: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at Stantec (previously Wilson Miller), 3200 Bailey Lane, Naples. Call Gwen Greenglass at 431-0931. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Linda Valentine at (954) 780-6683. This club has prerequisites for membership. E-mail club news to Cindy Pierce at 9960 Business Circle #14, Naples, FL 34112 License Number DN14337 Monday Saturday 7 am 7 pm Scan for more savings! $1Emergency Exam (D0140), X-Ray (D0220) and Photos (D0471)With Coupon Only. 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PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 New Bonita Springs O ce Opening...January 6, 2013Now accepting new patients in Bonita Springs.Call 239-444-3201 to schedule your Free Skin Cancer ScreeningJANUARY 20 8 A.M. TO 12 P.M. New patients only. Must have an appointment. Dr. Roxanna M. Menendez25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 90 Bonita Springs Bonita Bay Golf Course South Tamiami TrailOld 41 Clarkston Dr.Cedar Creek Dr. Pebblecreek Bernwood Pkwy. Bernwood Dr. N. Bay Dr. Clinical Documentation Improvement: the way of the future in health careTeamwork might be the most overused word in the English language. But in health care, never has there been a greater need for collaboration among patients, physicians, hospital systems, payers and regulators; in other words, for teamwork. In last weeks column, I discussed the three dominant trends payer ascendency, consumerism and steerage that have motivated successful health-care communities such as NCH and those physicians who practice on our medical staff to examine how we can best work together to serve patients, payers and regulators. The most recent and ongoing example of teamwork is our implementation of a Clinical Documentation Improvement system led by Mike Stephens, our relatively new CFO, and his colleagues. Simply translated, that means recording and having at the ready, accurate and updated clinical records on all our patients. This demands a robust computer system for our medical records. And Im pleased to say that ours is among the best in the nation; indeed, NCH has been among the approximately 250 hospitals named Most Wired for the past two years, an indication that our hospital can be trusted to record accurately what is happening for patients, physicians, payers and regulators. The coded data that are captured from the documentation in the medical record is used for appropriate reimbursement, as well as to compare NCH patient outcomes against our peers. More than 40 different organizations, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, use this codified data to profile hospitals and individual physicians. The CDI program enables us to tell the w hole patient story accurately. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Doug Ardoin, who joined our staff six weeks ago, has observed that the relationship between NCH and physicians is changing from a primarily transactional one to a more integrated one. In the past, physicians in private practice (and that was me for 23 years) were relatively independent. Todays model calls for physicians and systems becoming mutually interdependent and supportive. Synergy among all the participants will facilitate better outcomes for everyone. This does not mean that doctors will necessarily be employed by healthcare systems. But it does mean that everyone together has a real interest in documenting all of a patients current or preexisting conditions along with all of the treatments rendered. Just as hospital rankings are easily accessible online at and other websites, comprehensive physician attributes and descriptions will ultimately be posted on various websites. We already have the rudimentary Physician Compare at, and its expected to share more data in the near future. The Internet will make everyone more knowledgeable and ultimately improve the way we deliver health care. In this age of increased transparency, NCHs new CDI team will partner with physicians to help everyone. Our goal is to be fair to ourselves and everyone else, as we document episodes of care that accurately reflect the severity of illness, comprehensive treatment and quality of care that our colleagues deliver every day. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. HEALTHY LIVINGPig kidneys for transplantation could help thousands of patients BY REBECCA BURTON Special to Florida WeeklyKidney failure patients in the not-toodistant future could have a new option that sidesteps the current organ shortage, lengthy wait and potential rejection: grow your own. University of Florida researchers are using a pig kidney as a scaffold in which they are building a human version by injecting it with stem cells grown from the patient. Those cells will take over the pig kidney, allowing it to be transplanted into humans. If successful, the researchers say, the process could reduce the wait for a kidney from years to several months and save tens of thousands of lives annually. It is so exciting, this whole new therapeutic path, said Dr. Edward Ross, a nephrologist and professor of medicine at UF Health. Dr. Ross is collaborating on the project with Chris Batich, a professor of materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering at UF. The challenge that prompted them and their team into action is daunting. More than 106,000 people in the United States await kidney transplants, according to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. But because so few kidneys are available, fewer than 17,000 receive transplants each year and nearly 500,000 undergo chronic dialysis treatments. Mr. Batich and Dr. Ross want to change that, and they say the process for doing that is relatively simple in theory. Step one is to take a kidney failure patients skin cells and turn them back to stem cells by adding certain chemicals and growth factors. Step two is to wash the pig kidney of all of its cells, a process called decellularization. This is a crucial step, Dr. Ross says, and must be done carefully to avoid harming the structure of the organ, or washing away the chemical signals that cause the cells to differentiate. After pumping in just the right amount of detergent to clean out the swine cells, the almost translucent organ becomes a scaffold something like a building in which the human cells can grow. The idea was to use a natural architecture, something we could never craft synthetically, Dr. Ross says. The idea is if you put the human stem cells in, they will start to differentiate and remodel the scaffold. He adds the team is moving forward with the next steps of seeding the cells and then incubating them for growth. To get the human skin cells to turn into structures such as blood vessels, they need to be placed in the correct region of the scaffold. The kidneys are hooked up to devices containing pumps and vacuums to help push the cells to their new homes. There are certain chemicals in the scaffold that tell them what to become, so different parts of the scaffold have different signals, he explains. If stem cells land in a particular spot, they will know how to develop. The cells could then begin to talk to each other, reproduce and claim the pig kidneys blood vessels and other structures as their own. Although the team is still waiting to see that happen in the pig kidneys, they have successfully proved it using rat organs in a study the group published in the journal Organogenesis in 2012. Because the kidney would contain the patients own cells, using these modified pig kidneys could ultimately reduce the need for anti-rejection drugs that cause harsh side effects. Dr. Ross says about six research teams are working on similar studies around the country, but UF is the only group that has tinkered with the idea of using a human patients own stem cells. Researchers at Harvard have used somewhat mature cells and rodent scaffolds, he says, but he believes that for the process to work ideally, stem cells are the way to go. Although the UF study is still in its preliminary stages and a transplant using a converted pig kidney could be 10 years away, the team is optimistic. Our next step is to overcome the barriers to get the cells to grow long enough and to differentiate, Dr. Ross says. Mr. Batich stresses that success will depend on the amount financial support given to support this area of research. UF is probably the only place in the country that has so many departments and groups in walking distance of each other and so its a really unique opportunity to be able to do this type of work, he says. Wouldnt it be wonderful if we could actually push this ahead so someone succeeds in getting it?


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The second time was last year. When our black-and-tan cavalier Twyla died last November, I wasnt sure I was ready for another cavalier just yet. The two shelter dogs I inquired about through Petfinder didnt pan out. Fostering for my friend Maryanne Dell, who does rescue through her Shamrock Foundation, seemed like a good compromise.Do you want me to look for one that you might potentially adopt? Maryanne asked. Tell me what youre looking for, in case I run across a dog that might be a fit.I asked for a dog that was 4 to 6 years old, so our 5-year-old cavalier, Harper, could have a playmate. As far as size, I was interested in going a little bigger than a cavalier, say, up to 30 pounds. Our rule is that we have to be able to carry the dog up and down the stairs in the event that it becomes sick or injured or is debilitated in old age. I preferred a spaniel type, but I didnt want a dog with a really heavy coat. And in a perfect world, the dog wouldnt be much of a barker, since we live in a condo and stay frequently in hotels with our dogs. What she brought us was a 6-pound ball of short black fur with a long, narrow bare patch on her back, a pointy gray muzzle and a howl that suggested she was part banshee. Labeled a Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix, she had been pulled from the shelter in Riverside, Calif., and was estimated to be 12 or 13 years old. She was a doll, though, and I told Maryanne I would be happy to foster her for as long as necessary. Gemma, as I named her, arrived on Jan. 23. By Feb. 8, she was sleeping on the bed. Her fur started growing back, and we soon discovered that she had a beautiful long black coat with a ruff around her neck and pantaloons on her legs. My friends, I suspect, were taking bets on how long it would be before we adopted her. We made it official on March 19, signing the adoption papers that made her ours. Who didnt see that coming? one of my friends remarked. What are the advantages of letting someone else choose your dog? It can be a good idea whether you are purchasing from a breeder or adopting from a shelter. A breeder has been watching her puppies for a minimum of eight weeks. If you accurately describe your personality and lifestyle, she is going to be able to tell you which puppy is upbeat and active and will make a great jogging buddy, and which one is easygoing enough to enjoy being a couch potato with you. Shelter employees, rescue volunteers and foster owners have been observing their charges for weeks as well. Tell them what you want in a dog, and they can often steer you to the one that will suit you best. And sometimes, what you think you want and what turns out to be perfect for you are two very different things. Ive told Maryanne that she can pick a dog out for me any time. PET TALES Even in a single litter, dogs come in a range of personalities. An experienced breeder or shelter employee can help you decide which one is right for you. Pets of the Week>>Chuckie is a 1-yearold domestic shorthair. Handsome and friendly, he likes to be held and petted and promises to be a great forever buddy. >>Louie is a Pekingese mix whos about 1 year old and weighs almost 15 pounds. Hes playful, happy and good on his leash. >>Mitten is a beautiful 5-year-old calico who loves to be petted and would prefer to be the only cat in the household. As a cat over 5 years old, Mittens adoption is free to a quali ed senior citizen and a complete care package is included. >>Zensah is a 1-yearold Labrador retriever mix. She weighs about 50 pounds and still considers herself a lap dog. Friendly, calm and happy, she knows all the basics, is good on her leash and likes to go for walks.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov. net/pets.


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PAGE 30 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 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 Survey shows Floridians plan to make New Years resolutions about finances SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYAccording to a report released Dec. 19 by BMO Harris Financial Advisors, 55 percent of Floridians surveyed will make at least one New Years resolution for 2014. Further, 29 percent of all resolutions Floridians plan to make before the clock strikes midnight Dec. 31 will focus on setting goals related to personal finances. The BMO report says 2014 New Years resolutions related to dollars and cents will be more popular than those related to the following topics: Personal (learn a new skill, read more, etc.), 27 percent. Health and fitness (join gym, diet, quit smoking), 27 percent. Love life (start dating, get married, etc.), 16 percent. Career (work more/less, get a promotion, etc.), 13 percent. Your personal finances have an impact on so many other aspects of your life, so its a positive sign that many in Florida will be setting financial goals for the year ahead, says Larry Skolnik, regional sales manager, BMO Harris Financial Advisors. The BMP study also found that 46 percent of those surveyed living in the state currently have a financial plan. Of this group, 92 percent reported a plan has helped them achieve their goals in the past, and 93 percent are confident that their financial plan will help them achieve their goals in the future. Half of the respondents who have a financial plan indicated the wish they had created it sooner. Of those Floridians who do not have a financial plan, the most commonly cited reasons include: Do not think they have enough money to justify having a financial plan, 36 percent. Never thought of doing a financial plan, 22 percent. It is not a priority, 15 percent. Personal financial situation too volatile, 12 percent. A financial plan can benefit anyone, regardless of their current fiscal situation, Mr. Skolnik notes. The BMO survey was conducted by Pollara with an online sample of 1,001 Americans 18 years of age and older, including 100 Florida residents, between Nov. 20-26. Among the surveys national findings: Sixty-eight percent of those Americans surveyed will be making a New Years resolution for 2014. Setting goals related to personal finances will account for 28 percent of all resolutions made; other areas include health and finance (39 percent), personal goals (27 percent), love life (16 percent) and career (16 percent). Fifty-three percent of those who have made financial New Years resolutions in the past have kept them, with women seeing them through more than men (57 percent vs. 46 percent). Forty percent of those Americans surveyed have a financial plan. The top reason identified for not having a financial plan is do not have enough money to justify having one (39 percent). Commodities futures explainedThere is much confusion about the various types of commodities related investment vehicles. They sound alike but have scant similarity in construction, function and performance. Commodities futures and managed futures (including financial index futures) are sold by commodities brokers. ETFs, managed futures mutual funds, and certain commodity indices are sold by stock brokers. Commodities futures are contracts to buy or sell, at a predetermined price and date, a set amount of a commodity including: grains, meats, metals, energies, softs, stock indexes, financials and currencies. Futures liquidity and price discovery is found in worldwide markets that trade 24/7. Commodities futures have beneficial taxation treatment in that a large percentage of any gain is designated as longterm capital gain regardless of how short a period of time it was owned/held. The commodities futures contract is a leveraged contract. It allows a small amount of capital to carry a very large contract position. They are sold by commodities brokers who earn a commission. Most importantly and uniquely, they are not a long biased market. It is a zero sum market in that every purchase of a futures contract (or a long) is balanced by a sale of a futures contract (or a corresponding short commodities-related products). This compares to equities markets, which are long biased (e.g., owners selling to new owners.) In equity corrections/ crashes, there can be little liquidity as all are attempting to sell in unison.Commodities indices are an index average of certain commodity prices based on underlying futures prices, either for a broad base or a specific subset of commodities. ETFs are investment funds traded on a stock exchange. The funds can specialize in equities, bonds, commoditiesrelated products, etc. Commodity ETFs are intended to track an underlying single commodity or several commodities futures contracts. Both commodity indices and ETFs became popular in the wake of explosive growth in developing countries and their need for basic commodities. Stockbrokers wanted to offer commodity-like products to their clients yet are not licensed to sell commodities. Commodity indices and ETFs were created/promoted under the headers of 1) diversification and 2) inflation hedging. Yet, the prices of commodity ETFs crashed (and were illiquid) in 2008-2009 alongside equities. Since 2008, inflation has been a non-issue and most long only indices/ETFs have performed abysmally in this deflation. ETFs have added fees for executive compensation, marketing and administration. They are notorious for price slippage in their commodities futures execution. ETFs lack the preferential tax treatment of commodities futures. Managed futures are a portfolio of long and short futures positions traded by a commodities trading adviser or CTA. Most CTAs use layers (upon layers) of portfolio management techniques to manage the risk of each commodity futures position and the overall portfolios risk. At the clients discretion, the portfolios leverage can be lowered by capitalizing the account with additional equity. Uniquely, managed futures can lower overall portfolio risk of a traditional stock/bond portfolio while increasing overall portfolio return. It has capacity to adjust to changing economic conditions (e.g., inflation or deflation) and suddenly changing market conditions (e.g., equity crashes.) For many trend following CTAs, there is no presupposing what markets will do; their algo systems react to existing trends across: grains, metals, energies, stock indexes, financials, currencies, etc. Unlike ETFs which were shown to be positively correlated with equities and of little value in an equity crash, managed futures offers a near zero correlation with equities in normal times and, most importantly, a nearly perfect negative correlation in times of equity crisis. Managed futures are important to equity investors who know that equity crises cannot be precisely timed and that the Fed is undertaking Herculean monetary feats to generate inflation. Managed futures (mutual) funds are funds that sounds like managed futures but they arent. By securities law, any fund sold by equities brokers must qualify as securities. Based on multiple prospectuses of managed futures mutual funds, these funds have frequently placed 75 percent of the portfolio in securities and have placed 25 percent in an offshore subsidiary that manages the commodities-related portion (either through a CTA or ETFs and indices). In sum and substance, smart lawyers have found a way to create another commodities-related product with a complicatedstructure such that equity brokers can sell it. In summary, it is managed futures that can have the capacity to perform well in crises, retains the beneficial tax aspects, trades in markets with world wide price discovery and liquidity, does not charge layers of executive, administration and marketing fees, and exactly tracks the prices of commodities futures. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. Trading futures and options on futures and Forex transactions involve substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data and recommendations are subject to change at any time. c o T a t c jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst MONEY & INVESTING


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PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 on the five-day cake, so to speak, with sales jumping 16.5 percent over the previous year, according to reports in the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets.Local traction on the webFor businesses in Southwest Florida that sell online, success on Cyber Monday requires a sometimes complicated and ever-changing formula for competition in which several factors play prominent roles: the cost of shipping, for example, ranging from free to reduced, depending on the size of an order; the longevity of the product does it need to be shipped overnight? The sophistication and ease of access of the company website. However they play it, and whether consumers are making the purchases from their office computers, their cell phones or other mobile devices, its a world of promise for marketers. Our online sales doubled from last year for Cyber Monday, but we started offering promotions on Thanksgiving, like a lot of companies now, says Deanna Renda, CEO and founder of the Naples Soap Company, with brick-and-mortar storefronts in Key West, Sarasota, Punta Gorda and on Fifth Avenue in Naples. This year started slower, she adds, and then we lowered what the minimum dollar purchase was for free shipping to $35 typically it was over $50. And suddenly, it wasnt just Cyber Monday, it was Cyber Thanksgiving week.Competing with AmazonOther regional businesses found themselves playing with their formulas for storefront and online sales too and like Ms. Renda, keeping one anxious eye on the biggest most muscular competitor they face: Amazon. Competing against Amazon is very difficult especially for price and speed, since they have the fastest shipping, explains Cathy Graham, co-owner with Serena Wyckoff of the lively Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda, which completed its first year with a brick-andmortar storefront in October, after eight years of selling books many rare and collectible, or antiquarian, as well as new and used books online. Now, the stores online offerings number about 3,000 volumes, while the inventory at the Copperfish store itself ranges from 12,000 to 15,000. The brick and mortar has taken some of our energy, Ms. Graham notes, but we compete (with Amazon, for example) by taking care with every book. Especially with folks who are collecting, they want to make sure the shipping is good. Still, she concludes, Price is always going to be a big thing. Its a race to the bottom, and were a discount kind of culture. Amazon is pressuring everyone to (go lower), and they have the deepest pockets in the world, and they have no lms about selling for less than they buy something, to get the business. Perhaps the most singular and successful foray into online sales springing from Cyber Monday and the Thanksgiving weekend marketing paradigm comes in the high-quality perishables made and sold by Norman Love Confections, the hugely successful purveyor of fine chocolates. We began through the advice of our PR company (Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold, based in Fort Myers) to try Cyber Monday last year, because it appeared that the e-commerce part of our business for the last 10 years was the fastest growing sector, Mr. Love explains. In truth, his company didnt just try the new Cyber Monday model, it mastered it, at least judging by the numbers. With a database of 13,000 to 14,000 repeat customers, Norman Love Confections boosted its cyber sales a spectacular 59.6 percent by the close of business on Cyber Monday, Mr. Love reports. We were brutally beat up the influx of orders that came in, in a 24 hours period, was astonishing. Orders were coming in at three or four a minute, around the clock. Fortunately, he was prepared for that eventuality. What it means in the store, however, is an immense amount of very hard work, with a logistical execution that could rival a sophisticated military deployment. On Monday afternoon this week, Mr. Love and his hard-working crew were set to meet Federal Express flatbed trucks with containers designed for the job at his back door. Into those instantly transportable containers, he would put some 3,000 packages each package carefully insulated and prepared for its journey here or across the country, with no spoilage or melting, within a day or two. The lesson in all this is simple, if not the science and art of online selling itself, Mr. Love says. If you have a website if you manage and market that well its the most comfortable way for American consumers to buy. So when they see opportunities like Black Friday or Cyber Monday for which they can wait to shave $10 off the shipping, for example, thats big. The question for a merchant then becomes how much to reduce the shipping price in order to compete, without going in the hole. The way we do it is to offer a $10 flat fee for a box of chocolates to ship to most parts of the country, Mr. Love says. Thats about a $20 or $25 savings for same day or next day service. Consumers are taking advantage. None of this means that Southwest Floridas savvy cyber merchants will give up their brick and mortar anytime soon, however. There are some things you just cant do online, all of them agree like indulge the five senses. Like shop by feel, taste, touch, smell or sound, whether the product is chocolate, elegant soaps or books. Wine and words (and classical music) the social, cultural and literary events with readers like Robert Macomber or Tim Dorsey or Dianne Gilbert Madsen theres some depth in those things. Its that social and cultural aspect that people are still hungry for, Ms. Graham explains along with that sensory indulgence. You cant do that online. CYBERFrom page 1 >> Norman Love Confections: >> Naples Soap Company: >> Copper sh Books: www.copper COURTESY PHOTOSProducts ready to ship, clockwise from above: Books at Copperhead Books, body scrubs at Naples Soap Company and Norman Love Confections sweets.RENDA GRAHAM WYCKOFF Got Download?The iPad App Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comiPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.


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Awards & Recognition Elisabeth Novakovich asistant director of the Emergency Department at NCH-North Naples, has received a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an arm of the Department of Defense. The award is presented to an individual who has shown exceptional support of the National Guard and Reserve forces. Board Appointments Trisha Hare, vice president, Key Private Bank, has been named chair of the board of directors for Grace Place for Children & Families. She previously served a two-year term as treasurer. Otto Immel, a partner in the Naples office of Quarles & Brady LLP, has been appointed to the board of directors of The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to assist in fundraising and grant making as well as to provide leadership during the Zoos planned expansion. Mr. Immel is involved with a number of local professional and civic organizations, including service as a board member of both H.R. Collier and Fun Time Early Childhood Academy and as a neutral hearing officer for the Board of Collier County Commissioners to preside over appeals of county personnel actions.Lacey King has been named incoming chair of the board of trustees for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. A former diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, Ms. King has been a devoted community activist in Naples since 1995. She has worked on behalf of Hope for Haiti, Greater Naples Leadership, Friends of the Library and Chane des Rtisseurs, among others. She joined the Shelters board of trustees in 2009 and cochaired the Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon in 2010.Gerri Miller has joined the board of directors of Grace Place for Children & Families. Ms. Miller held a leadership position on The Campaign for Grace Place committee that acquired the Grace Place campus in 2010, remodeled the chapel into a multi-purpose classroom building in 2012 and raised the annual fund from $465,000 in 2010 to $1 million in 2013. She joins the following board members: Phillip Plessinger, Robert Furek, Stanley Russell, William Hazzard, Kristen Petry, Mario Valle and John Wasmer III. Construction Tammy Kaminski has been named director of project management and construction for all new Discovery Village senior-living communities. Her first project, Discovery Village At Naples, is already underway. A certified general contractor in Florida, Ms. Kaminski graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., with a bachelors degree in architecture with a concentration in construction management. She began her career with The Whiting-Turner Construction Co. in Baltimore and moved to Florida in 1997 as a project manager for Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. She most recently was with Lodge Construction. Hospitality Angela Robertson Morales has been promoted to general manager of Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she has served as sommelier at the restaurant since March and was also in the position from October 2007 through 2012. Lance Washington has been promoted to district manager of the South Florida region for Truly Nolen. A 15-year employee of the company, he has held the position of branch manager in Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers and has been a member of the companys Presidents Club for the past four years. As district manager, he will oversee six Truly Nolen branches in Naples, Marco Island, Key Largo and Miami. ON THE MOVEBruce Ronty has been named general manager of Avenue5, the restaurant scheduled to open in Januar at the Inn on Fifth in downtown Naples. Mr. Ronty has more than 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. In Naples since 2001, he worked as director of food and beverage operations at the La Playa Beach and Golf Resort and its award-winning Baleen restaurant, and later as director of operations The Dock and Riverwalk restaurants. He previously served as director of food and beverage operations for Jillians Entertainment and Restaurant Corp. in North Carolina, and as general manager of Joes American Bar and Grill on the Waterfront in Boston. He has completed the first of three parts of the sommelier test. Environment Kevin Cuniff has joined the staff at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve as research coordinator to manage and oversee the reserves staff of five biologists. He earned a bachelors degree in biology from Fairfield University and a masters in biology from Florida International University. Julie Drevankar has joined the staff at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve as water quality program coordinator. She holds a bachelors degree in biology, with an emphasis on ecology and marine biology, from Coastal Carolina University. Interior Design Alexandra Hutchinson has joined Rene Gaddis Interiors as an interior design associate. She is a recent graduate of Southwest Florida College with a bachelors degree in interior design. As a student, she received eight awards for commercial, residential and product designs from the American Society of Interior Designers. In her new position, she is responsible for renderings and conceptual design boards for presentations. Insurance Senta Padilla has joined Private Client Insurance Services as a commercial lines advisor based in Naples. With industry experience since 2007, Ms. Padilla obtained an associate in insurance production from the Florida Association of Insurance Agents and a license 2-20 from Southern Association Insurance Academy at Edison State College. She was previously a Florida-certified paramedic. 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PAGE 34 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 Founded in New York City in 1837, I began publishing my Blue Book, Americas first mail-order catalog, in 1845. Im known for jewelry, which generates about 90 percent of my sales, but I also offer timepieces, silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances and more. In 1878, a fancy 128.54-carat yellow diamond was named after me, and Picassos daughter Paloma has designed for me. I have about 275 stores worldwide. I took in $4.98 on my first day and now rake in close to $4 billion annually. I dont serve food, but many associate me with a particular meal anyway. Who am I? Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize! THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answerDo you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? 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But the payments can be more affordable, and you may be able to buy a bigger home. (A longer loan will also give you heftier interest deductions but thats only because youll be paying so much in interest. Its better to pay less interest, if you can.) Consider this example: You take out a $200,000 mortgage. With a 30-year loan with an interest rate of 4.5 percent, youll likely pay more than $160,000 in interest over the life of the loan. If it were a 15-year loan at 3.5 percent, you would pay less than $60,000. Thats a massive difference, dont you think? The 30-year option can still make sense, though. It is, after all, dangerous to take on steeper loan payments than you can handle. Make sure you can afford the monthly payments and wont be living too close to the edge. And make sure youre not neglecting saving and investing for retirement just to swing a 15-year mortgage. If you opt for a 30-year loan and enjoy lower payments than with a 15-year one, you might decide to invest the difference. That can be an effective way to build wealth. Another clever trick is to take out a 30-year loan but treat it like a 15-year one, making extra payments against the principal every month, or as often as you can. (Be sure to get a mortgage that permits you to do so without penalty.) That way you build equity faster but arent strictly tied to the higher payments. Amazing GraceW.R. Grace probably isnt my dumbest investment, but close to it. Not that it was a bad investment its just that after buying shares at $1.50, when they hit $2.50, I sold, feeling good about it. But the stock has recently topped $95. R.P., onlineThe Fool Responds: Its a common mistake. You made a solid 67 percent gain, but it could have been much more had you focused not on the stocks price alone, but on how much more you thought the company would grow. 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Its all paying off. Fords Fusion could top 300,000 in sales this year and is threatening the Camrys dominance. And Ford has sold more than 645,000 F-series trucks so far this year. Another key to Fords ultimate success will be its performance abroad. Its sales in emerging markets are still far smaller than its domestic sales, but those economies and sales numbers are growing far more briskly. Sales in China recently grew by 55 percent over year-ago levels, and it is investing heavily in India. Even in the U.S., sales popped by 14 percent in October. In Europe, where Ford and others have struggled, losses have been narrowing. After reinstating its discontinued dividend in 2012, Ford doubled it this year, and it recently yielded 2.4 percent. Consider parking some shares in your portfolio. (The Motley Fools newsletters have recommended Ford.) Launched by a 17-year-old in 1943, I intr oduc ed furnitur e in 1948, published my first catalog in 1951 and opened my first store in 1958. 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Typically, this pleasant activity carries with it a downside: The premiums that an insurer takes in usually do not cover the losses and expenses it eventually must pay. That leaves it running an underwriting loss, which is the cost of float.An insurance business has value if its cost of float over time is less than the cost the company would otherwise incur to obtain funds. But the business is a lemon if its cost of float is higher than market rates for money.Learn more about the fascinating insurance world from the industry itself at ***QI see that General Electric is rated with four stars (out of five) at your CAPS site. What does that mean? P.W., Bremerton, Wash.AOur CAPS community features tens of thousands of investors weighing in on thousands of stocks. A stocks CAPS rating reflects its potential to outperform the S&P 500 based on community opinions. With five-star stocks, for example, most CAPS participants think that theyll outperform the S&P 500 in the future. 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PAGE 39 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 1145 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $7,995,000 775 Galleon Drive Rick Marquardt 239.289.4158 $7,995,000 3380 Rum Drive Sherree Woods 239.877.7770 $4,995,000 224 Little Harbour Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $4,875,000 23 Lantern Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $2,900,000 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 OLD NAPLES 585 Lake Drive West Li nda Piatt 239.269.2322 $4,395,000 AQUALANE SHORES 440 15th Avenue South Vinc ent Bandelier 239.450.5976 $4,300,000 AQUALANE SHORES 445 16th Avenue South Ge rry Swart 239.552.5506 $3,645,000 AQUALANE SHORES 533 15th Avenue South Ka ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $3,495,000 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 1309 Gordon Drive Ka ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $2,495,000 OLD NAPLES Villas Amal #103 Deb bi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $1,695,000 OLD NAPLES 315 7th Avenue North Ka ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $1,450,000 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 1839 Hurricane Harbor Lane S h erree Woods 239.877.7770 p $5,195,000 THE MOORINGS Admiralty Point #701 Ka ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $3,950,000 THE MOORINGS 261 Harbour Drive Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $3,500,000 THE MOORINGS 650 Regatta Road Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,995,000 THE MOORINGS 611 Rudder Road Ka ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $2,950,000 THE MOORINGS 475 Putter Point Drive La rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $2,000,000 THE MOORINGS 723 Mooring Line Drive P a trick OConnor 239.293.9411 p $1,995,000 THE MOORINGS Admiralty Point #708 La rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $1,595,000 COQUINA SANDS Charleston Square #302 Lo dge McKee 239.434.2424 $1,290,000 THE MOORINGS Martinique Club #101 Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $1,050,000 COQUINA SANDS Charleston Square #208 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 Car o l Sheehy 239.340.9300 p $745,000 THE MOORINGS Boulevard Club #301 V i rginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9090 $695,000 THE MOORINGS Royal Palm Club #503 Ry an Nordyke 239.776.9390 $689,000 THE MOORINGS Bordeaux Club #316 Cher yl Turner 239.250.3311 $525,000 THE MOORINGS Palm Bay Villas #209 Pa t ricia Bucalo 239.248.0694 $359,000 THE MOORINGS Yacht Harbor Manor #N5 Ry an Nordyke 239.776.9390 $349,000

PAGE 40 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. 8695 Purslane Drive Te r ri Moellers 239.404.7887 p $2,475,000 9069 Terranova Drive Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $1,599,000 9085 Terranova Drive Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $1,595,000 1010 Spanish Moss Trail Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 $895,000 Osprey Pointe #202 Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $619,000 8919 Ventura Way Roya Nouhi 239.290.9111 $570,000 684 Annemore Lane Jerry Wachowicz 239.777.0741 p $2,895,000 St. Raphael #1005 Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 $2,250,000 St. Raphael #1609 Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 $1,795,000 704 Hollybriar Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,790,000 813 Bentwood Drive Ellen Eggland 239.571.7192 $1,595,000 Coronado #1102 Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 $1,295,000 St. Raphael #11 Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 p $895,000 507 Bay Villas Lane Jerry Wachowicz 239.777.0741 $875,000 Crescent #A-32 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $850,000 Coronado #504 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $850,000 Lugano #304 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 $539,500 Pebble Creek #102 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 $419,000 CROSSINGS MILL RUN 6897 Wellington Drive Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 p $695,000 VILLAGE WALK 3396 Cerrito Court Caro l Sheehy 239.340.9300 $689,000 OLDE CYPRESS 2893 Lone Pine Lane Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $639,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 1981 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Tess /Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 $548,000 LEMURIA Lemuria #1501 Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $475,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 1984 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Pat Callis 239.250.0562 $475,000 MEDITERRA 16017 Trebbio Way Jane B ond 239.595.9515 p $3,499,000 QUAIL WEST 5817 Glenholme Circle Pa ul Gray 239.273.0403 $2,750,000 QUAIL WEST 4341 Brynwood Drive Jane B ond 239.595.9515 $2,150,000 TIBURON 2924 Tiburon Blvd. East Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $1,895,000 OLDE CYPRESS 3088 Strada Bella Court Jane B ond 239.595.9515 $1,399,000 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE Grande Geneva #1104 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $1,300,000 COLLIERS RESERVE 1023 Barcarmil Way Linda R oberts 239.450.2864 p $1,250,000 MEDITERRA 16487 Felicita Court Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,200,000 PELICAN ISLE Residences I #802 Su zanne Ring 239.821.7550 $1,165,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 783 Brentwood Point Gi lman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $995,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 213 Charleston Court Fe rn Ritacca 847.361.3376 $970,000 INDIGO LAKES 14681 Beaufort Circle Sh errie Pfeer 239.734.0539 $699,900 NAPLES PARK 711 104th Avenue North F a hada Saad 239.659.5145 p $455,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 2091 Imperial Circle Dea n /Kim Rose 239.404.7466 $439,500 VILLAGE WALK 3202 Benicia Court De b bi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $399,000 NORTH NAPLES 6199 Ashwood Lane Ga y le Fawkes 239.250.6051 $365,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 1191 Imperial Drive Pa t Callis 239.250.0562 $325,000 STONEBRIDGE Carrington #101 Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $189,000

PAGE 41 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. 1223 Gordon River Trail M e lissa Williams 239.248.7238 p $7,495,000 2133 Canna Court Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $5,200,000 2614 Bulrush Lane Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $3,700,000 2708 Buckthorn Way Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,995,000 1315 Noble Heron Way Dan Guenther 239.357.8121 $2,049,000 1331 Noble Heron Way Lynn Anderson 239.290.6674 $1,800,000 1568 Marsh Wren Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 p $1,684,900 LErmitage #26 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,350,000 1268 Osprey Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $1,300,000 2634 Trillium Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,050,000 Traditions #101 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $799,000 Terra Verde #2362 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $650,000 Contessa #PH-22 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $6,000,000 Toscana #1603 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $1,795,000 Toscana #202 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $1,225,000 Toscana #203 Sharon Kiptyk 239.777.3899 $1,195,000 Mansion La Palma #203 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $1,095,000 Mansion La Palma #402 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $1,050,000 Terraces #505 Polly Himmel 239.290.3910 p $799,000 Horizon House #204 Adrienne Young 239.825.5369 $795,000 Terraces #PH-03 Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 $794,500 Terraces #904 Polly Himmel 239.290.3910 $575,000 Hidden Lake Villas #B-35 Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 $249,900 Hidden Lake Villas #D-38 Angela R. Allen 239.825.8494 $215,000 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 Park Shore Tower #12B Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $1,295,000 Colony Gardens #4041 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $1,250,000 Allegro #7C Marlene Suarez 239.290.0585 $827,500 Colony Gardens #401 Jerry Wachowicz 239.777.0741 $820,000 Regent #PH 1 Bet Dewey 239.564.5673 p $14,400,000 334 Pirates Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $5,950,000 Regent #6N Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $5,900,000 Provence #PH3 Susan Barton 239.860.1412 $5,500,000 4215 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,995,000 310 Neapolitan Way Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 $4,300,000 311 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $3,795,000 Le Jardin #403 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.571.5614 $2,695,000 4010 Old Trail Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,695,000 750 Fountainhead Lane Sherree Woods 239.877.7770 $2,495,000 4790 Whispering Pine Way Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $2,225,000 Park Plaza #1903 Susan Barton 239.860.1412 $2,095,000

PAGE 42 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. ROYAL PALM GOLF ESTATES 18402 Royal Hammock Blvd. M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 p $446,600 EAGLE CREEK 53 Grey Wing Point ML M eade 239.293.4851 $349,000 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 VERONA WALK 8395 Borboni Court To rry Sigvartsen 239.595.5525 $250,000 MARCO SHORES Fairways II #1622 Mi chael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 $229,999 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. BERKSHIRE VILLAGE 1403 Monarch Circle S u san R. Payne 239.777.7209 p $200,000 WYNDEMERE 36 Water Oaks Way Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $190,000 ISLES OF CAPRI Tarpon Villages Apartments #D-1 Cyn thia Corogin 239.393.6747 $183,000 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 2690 56th Avenue NE Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $170,000 VINEYARDS Tuscany #1206 Amy Atherholt 239.592.6343 $164,900 WYNDEMERE Courtside Commons #202 Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $127,500 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 #7502 B a rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $1,250,000 The Strada #5502 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $1,199,000 The Strada #7406 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $599,000 The Strada #7504 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $599,000 The Strada #7404 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $599,000 The Strada #5205 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $519,000 165 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 Vanderbilt Bay #211 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 $695,000 279 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 260 Edgemere Way East Jo e Garabed 239.571.5700 $575,000 QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10378 Quail Crown Drive Er ik David Barber 323.513.6391 $534,000 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 WYNDEMERE 157 Edgemere Way South Pa trick OConnor 239.293.9411 $499,000 NAPLES CAY The Seasons #1903 G i lman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 p $5,995,000 PINE RIDGE 367 Ridge Drive Ter ri Moellers 239.404.7887 $2,975,000 GOLDEN SHORES 1320 Osprey Avenue Pa trick OConnor 239.293.9411 $2,795,000 NAPLES CAY 76 Seagate Drive Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $2,650,000 SEAGATE 5115 Starsh Avenue Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $2,100,000 NAPLES CAY Baypointe #PH105 Jul ie Rembos 239.595.1809 $2,095,000 PINE RIDGE 600 Ridge Drive S u e Black 239.250.5611 p $1,199,000 WYNDEMERE 324 Edgemere Way East Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $1,100,000 VINEYARDS 420 Terracina Way Pat Callis 239.250.0562 $995,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6381 Sandalwood Lane Pat Callis 239.250.0562 $899,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #1106 He lga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $899,000 WYNDEMERE 186 Edgemere Way South Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $725,000

PAGE 43 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. 3283 Hyacinth Drive Lur a Jones 239.370.5340 p $1,095,000 3812 Mahogany Bend Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $899,000 3860 Mahogany Bend Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $799,900 7698 Mulberry Lane Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $799,000 Montreux #204 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $524,900 Serena #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $499,900 3770 Cotton Green Path Drive ML Meade 239.293.4851 p $399,000 Laguna #102 Michael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 $349,900 Varenna #104 Michael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 $310,000 Whisper Trace #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $199,900 Hawks Nest #101 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $174,900 Whisper Trace #102 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $159,900 1131 Vernon Place Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 p $695,000 Les Falls #101 ML Meade 239.293.4851 $599,000 601 Somerset Court Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $425,000 970 Daisy Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $385,000 524 Bareld Drive North Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 $375,000 Wexford Place #9 Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 $116,000 357 Morning Glory Lane Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 p $1,199,500 1211 Ember Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $1,150,000 815 Caribbean Court Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $1,095,000 1389 Bayport Avenue Roe Tamagni 239.398.1222 $799,000 1901 Kirk Terrace Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $795,000 Duchess #605 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $725,000 306 Seabreeze Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 p $4,500,000 1670 Copeland Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 $3,495,000 1026 Bald Eagle Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 $2,395,000 580 Bareld Drive South Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $2,250,000 Royal Marco Point II #922 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $2,000,000 1167 Bluehill Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $1,750,000 1408 Buttereld Court Laura/Chris Adams 239.404.4766 p $1,750,000 Belize #1903 Cullen Shaughnessy 239.248.3978 $1,699,000 Dunnfoire #301 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $1,495,000 1221 Stone Court Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 $1,349,500 1230 Stone Court Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $1,259,000 Royal Marco Point I #610 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $1,200,000 SANIBEL 3411 West Gulf Drive J a ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $3,740,000 FORT MYERS 11340 Longwater Chase Court De b Smith/Augustina Holtz 239.826.3416 $3,250,000 CAPTIVA 11522 Andy Rosse Lane J a ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 SANIBEL 428 Bella Vista Way East Au gu stina Holtz 914.648.8888 $1,986,000 SANIBEL 2507 Blind Pass Court Ja ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,049,000 SANIBEL Bougainvillea #210B Cind y Sitton 239.810.4772 $999,000


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any right, title, interest or otherwise to use all planned Club facilities, but rather an opportunity to join, subject to the payment of assessments, fees and applicable regulations. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. All club facilities and the private golf courses as presently proposed are not constructed nor will all proposed facilities be located within the property encompassed in the Fiddlers Creek PUD. Development and construction of these facilities is contingent upon receipt of all applicable governmental permits and approvals. Gulf Bay Homes Ltd, Fiddlers Residential, LLC, Fiddlers Creek Realty, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker. ORAL REPRESENTA TIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER, BROKER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATION S, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND, IF APPLICABLE, THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNISHED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. All features, amenities, prices and availability are subject to change without notice. Ownership of property within Fiddlers Creek does not entitle an Owner to EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY AMADOR by D.R. HortonFrom $404,990 CHIASSO by D.R. HortonFrom $529,990 MILLBROOK by Lennar From $337,990 RUNAWAY BAY by Lennar From $612,990 SONOMA by LennarFrom $284,990 MAJORCA by Stock From $619,990 MAHOGANY BEND by Stock ISLA DEL SOL by Stock From $739,990From $979,990 plus homesite P P P reC onstruction from th e r r r e e C C o o n n n s s t t r r r u u c c t t i i o o o n n n f f r r r o o m m m t t h h e e $ 30 0 $ $ $ $ 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 s s s 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2006 2014 Amador Offered by D. R. Horton 9193 Campanile Circle 3BR/2BA 1,983 A/C Sq. Ft. $474,912 9197 Campanile Circle 3BR/2BA 2,1591A/C Sq. Ft. $502,028 9241 Campanile Circle 3BR/2BA 1,983 A/C Sq. Ft. $470,222 Sonoma Offer ed by Lennar Homes 3149 Aviamar Circle #3012 3BR/2BA 1,741 A/C Sq. Ft. $283,655 3149 Aviamar Cir cle #3022 3BR/2BA 2,110 A/C Sq. Ft. $303,655 Millbrook O f fered by Lennar Homes 3014 Aviamar Circle 3BR/3BA 2,032 A/C Sq. Ft. $442,120 Runaway Bay Offer ed by Lennar Homes 3425 Runaway Bay Lane 3BR/4BA 3,659 A/C Sq. Ft. $899,365 Isla del Sol Of fered by Stock 3832 Isla del Sol W ay 4BR/5.5BA 4,224 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,653,963 Mahogany Bend Of fered by Stock 3772 Mahogany Bend Dr 4BR/4.5BA 3,174 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,143,888 3733 Mahogany Bend Dr 4BR/3.5BA 3,255 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,261,745 Mulberry Row 7710 Mulberry Lane 3BR/3.5BA 3,025 A/C Sq. Ft. $845,000 Callista 2731 Aviamar Cir cle #10-104 3BR/3BA 2,502 A/C Sq. Ft. $335,000 Serena 3195 Serenity Court #7-201 3BR/3BA 3,010 A/C Sq. Ft. $369,000 P P P l u s l l u u s s ... . .. M o v e i n R e a d y H o m e s M M M M o o v v e e i i n n R R R e e a a a d d y y H H o o m m m e e s s S d D ollar WINNER MM COMMUNITY CO CO MM MM UN UN IT IT Y Y COMM C C OF THE O OF T T HE OF T OF T T Y Y Y A A EA R EA A R R 20 0 12 2 & 2 01 3 3 2012 & 2013 20 20 12 12 & & 2 2 01 3 3 2 2 2 Fiddlers Creek Information Center: Open 7 days a week, 9am to 5:30pm 8152 Fiddlers Creek Pkwy., Naples, FL 34114


ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International R ealty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunit y. Premier Sothebys International Realty is a holding of The Lutgert Companies. Something new and wonderful at The Strada Residences at Mercato. S o m e t h i n g n e w a n d w o n d e r fu fu l a t T h e S t r a d a R e s i d e n c e s a t M e rca r c a to t o . Now, you can not only live a lifestyle that puts a world of shopping, dining N o w y o u c a n n o t o n l y l i v e a l i fe fe s t y l e t h a t p u t s a world of shopping, dining a w o r l d o f s h o p p i n g d i n i n g and entertainment within walking distance of home, but for a limited time a n d e n t e r t a i n m e n t w i t h i n w alking distance of home, b a l k i n g d i s t a n c e o f h o m e b ut for a limit u t fo fo r a l i m i t ed tim e d t i m e e when you purchase a 3-bedroom residence, a social membership at the fabulous w h e n you purchase a 3-bedroom residence, a social membershi n y o u p u r c h a s e a 3 b e d r o o m r e s i d e n c e a s o c i a l m e m b e r s h i p at the fa p a t t h e fa fa bulo b u l o u u s LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club is included. Have it allenjoy access to special beach L a P l a y a B e a c h & G o l f C l u b i s i n c l u ded. Have it allenjoy acce d e d H a v e i t a l l e nj nj o y a c c e s s to special bea t o s p e c i a l b e a ch c h and golf amenities. Hurry, we only have ve 3-bedroom residences remaining. a n d g o l f a m e n i t i e s H u r r y w e o n l y h a v e v e 3 b e d r o o m r e s i d e n c e s r e m a i n i n g g . Strada Sales Center 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125, Naples, FL 34108 S t r a d a S a l e s C e n t e r 9 1 2 3 S t r a d a P l a c e S uite 7125, Naple u i t e 7 1 2 5 N a p l e FL 3410 s F L 3 4 1 0 8 8 | | 239.645.4712 2 3 9 6 45.4 4 5 4 712 7 1 2 MonSat 10am8pm, Sun 12pm8pm M o n S a t 1 0 a m 8 p m S u n 1 2 p m 8 p m | | M e r c a t o N a ples.c p l e s c om o m STRADA RESIDENCES OVER 90% SOLD HAVE IT ALL. LIVE. SHOP. DINE. GOLF. BEACH.


Enjoy Resort Style Living at Its Best In Village Walk & Island Walk of North Naples! The Heart of VILLAGE WALK and ISLAND WALK is the focus of the communitys unique Town Center that creates a carefree lifestyle a lifestyle people dream about; meeting friends for a swim, a work out at the state of the art tness center, a set of tennis, or meeting for one of th e 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! ONE OWNER, EXTRA CLEAN, BUILT-SOLID OAKMONT IN THE ORIGINAL VILLAGE WALK IN NORTH NAPLES. This 3 bedroom, plus den has 2 baths, 2 car garage, built in wall unit, a wide easement lot, and a pool with lake views. The location of this home is on the West side of the community with easy access to the gate a very short walk to the restaurant and center of town amenities. $399,000 VILLAGE WALK FEATURED PROPERTY VILLAGE WALK GREAT 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! VISUAL TOUR AVAILABLE! $390,900 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 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 EXTENDED LAKE VIEW 2/2 CAPRI villa on the West side of Village Walk featuring French doors in the extended den area with Murphy Bed and desk built-ins, extra large screened patio with partial covering, built in wall unit, newer a/c and more! $279,500 NEW LISTING 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 NEW LISTING Illustrated PropertiesJoanne Ciesielski | 239.287.6732 Brian Carey | 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY


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Prices and availability subject to change without prior 239-353-1920 | 800-749-1501 | 75 Vineyards Boulevard, Naples, FL 34119 Ask about our new No Initiation Fee Introductory Membership 239-353-1500 | VineyardsCountryClub.netPlease follow us on 3 new oor plans. 9 new models. New remodeled club.With less than 30 homesites remaining, your chance to own the home of your dreams at Vineyards is fading fast. 3 new oor plans with endless designs to choose from. Single-family home too big? Try one of our coach homes at Avellino Isles or spacious condominiums at Vista Pointe. Plus, with every new home comes a wonderful array of amenities and services, the likes of which you wont nd elsewhere. Also included with every new home is a free full lifetime golf membership. Still breaking new ground!Enduring. Luxury. Home. Values.Vineyards Priced from the low $400s Vista PointePriced from the mid $500s Avellino IslesPriced from $1.6 Million Venezia Grande EstatesPriced from the $800s Hammock Isles 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 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


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 REAL ESTATE B25 New officers, board members will lead NABOR in 2014 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Naples Area Board of Realtors installed its 2014 board of directors and officers at NABORs 64th annual installation banquet held Dec. 7 at a private club in Port Royal. In attendance were 16 past NABOR presidents.The following new officers were installed: Patricia Pitocchi, president; Mike Hughes, president-elect; Richard Fioretti, vice president/secretary; and Harley Conrad, treasurer. New directors installed were: Richard Baranski, Robert Hewes, Jeffrey Jones, Eben Moran, Dominic Pallini, Carmen Vasquez and Coco Waldenmayer.Outgoing President Wes Kunkle presented Presidents Awards for service above and beyond to NABOR directors Bob Hewes and Rick Fioretti for their leadership and guidance during the organizations conversion to a new MLS system this past summer. In addition, NABOR staff members Carl Russell, CFO, and Charlie Willits, CIO, were recognized for their 20-plus years of employment. Incoming President Patricia Pitocchi announced four goals of her presidency: Education: This goal involves keeping professional development a priority at NABOR and adding attention where needed in an effort to increase the skill set of its members. Communication: Ms. Pitocchi has set up a special email, presidentpat@, and encourages members to reach out to her with questions or ideas. She also will host Coffee with the President once a month to encourage open dialog with members and the community. Global thinking: NABOR members will have access to global resources that will make them more adept to the global market and its needs. Planning for the future: Ms. Pitocchi believes NABORs 4,000 members can benefit from a comprehensive and new strategic plan to guide them through the next five and 10 years. The evening was made possible by the following sponsors: Naples Daily News, Comprehensive Building Consultants, Ballenger Law Firm, Aqua at Pelican Isle, Downing-Frye Realty, Housemaster Home Inspections, Homecheck Systems, Turn Key Construction and Realtors Robyn Pfister Griffin and Harley Conrad. Professional photography was donated by David DiMartino and John Fernandez.For more information about NABOR, call 597-1666 or visit Richard Baranski, Dominic Pallini, Harley Conrad Coco Waldenmayer, Robert Hewes, Patricia Pitocchi, Mike Hughes, Jeffrey Jones, Carmen Vasquez, Richard Fioretti, Jim Pilon, Eben Moran and Mike Richardson Maria Wells and Pat Pitocchi Incoming President Pat Pitocchi receives the gavel from outgoing President Wes Kunkle NABOR past presidents Michele Harrison (2005), Jim Pilon (2003), Al DiNicola (2002) and John Steinwand (2001) Wes Kunkle with Presidents Award winners Rick Fioretti and Robert Hewes NABOR past presidents Marilyn Evanish (1991), Phil Wood (1986), John Vaughn (1977) and John R. Wood (1963-64) Wes Kunkle with 20-year employees Charlie Willits and Carl RussellDAVID DIMARTINO AND JOHN FERNANDEZ / COURTESY PHOTOS

PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 NETWORKINGThe Terraces at Bonita Springs grand opening celebration Like us on / NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events t han 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@ PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Gloria Kennedy, Dr. Andrew Oakes-Lottridge Jamie Berkovitz and Michelle Krumm Doug Potts, Rebekah Sidener and JoAnn Burns Sharon Hutson, Maureen Oravec, Brett Dalziel, Shaun Miller and LeAnna Bates Mark Andrews, Steve Alexander, Gene Guszkowski, Steve Smilie, Troy Hart, Mike Gallagher, Christine Ross, Mayor Ben Nelson, Ross Dickmann and Mike Lanaham Valerie Relay and Von Demosthenes Doug Potts, Ross Dickmann and Troy Hart Lisa Dolan, Jamie Fox and Lori Priselac Jimmy Underwood and Erik Eaton Jeanne Beaulieu and Maureen Oravec Kelly Gregory and Michelle Krumm Kelly Gregory, Kerri Pyne, Jimmy Underwood, Michelle Krumm and Kim Kane Cheri Piglia, Dawn Legan, Lisa Nakfoor, Ginny Curran, Stephanie Theberge and Sam Munn


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 REAL ESTATE B27 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! House Hunting:Surrounded by four of the areas top beaches, a few miles from Southwest Floridas best shopping and nestled on a tree-lined street, this custom-built, four-bedroom Mediterranean-style home offers lake and golf views. It spans more than 4,200 square feet and has formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area and butlers pantry, a two-story light-filled family room, large den, luxurious master bedroom suite, powder room, guest bedroom and full bath, all on the first floor. The second floor has a loft/sitting room adjacent to two guest bedrooms and a full bath. The outdoor living space boasts a covered lanai, large pool/spa and built-in gas BBQ. Equipped with full hurricane protection for doors and windows, the home also has a whole-house generator and a four-car garage. Complete with designer furnishings, its offered at $1.325 million. For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Sharon Saunders and Associates of Downing-Frye Realty by calling 269-7632 or 272-9480 or by visiting www. 256 CHESHIRE WAY: AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB COURTESY PHOTOS


FLORIDA WEEKLYB28 WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 BUY TODAYthenlive it up tomorrow 11571 Verandah Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 888-890-2768Directions: 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. The Muirfield III by Stock Signature Homes is in the Mahogany Bend community at Fiddlers Creek.Stock unveils new model in Fiddlers Creek SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYStock Signature Homes has completed construction on the Muirfield III in the village of Mahogany Bend at Fiddlers Creek.Mahogany Bend has 53 sites for singlefamily homes that range from 3,174 square feet under air to 3,525 square feet under air. All floor plans have three-car garages.The Muirfield III has 3,255 square feet of air-conditioned living space and 4,823 total square feet. The fully furnished model has four bedrooms and 3 baths. There is a formal dining room as well as an eat-in kitchen with a walk-in pantry. Other features of the Muirfield III model include a covered lanai, an outdoor kitchen and a sundeck surrounding the pool and spa.Interior design features of the Muirfield III model include upgraded kitchen cabinets and granite countertops. The kitchen and great room boast natural stone floors, while the den, dining room and master suite have hardwood floors. The Muirfield III is available for purchase fully furnished on a leaseback option for $1,261,745. Interior design is by KVS Interiors. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is just off Collier Boulevard between Naples and Marco Island. Community amenities include the 54,000-square-foot club and spa, a swimming complex, tennis courts, tot lot and casual and formal restaurants. Fiddlers Creek residents have the opportunity to join The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club for the beach and boating lifestyle. A limited number of non-resident annual and seasonal memberships with term date flexibility are currently available at both The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club. For more information, call 732-9300, stop by the information center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway or visit www. 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 LOCATIONResort style complex, income producing or family vacations. 2 or 3 bedrooms. Greenlinks Several Available GREAT AMENITIES Corner unit, impeccable condition. 3 BR/2 BA. South end of island. Gated Dela Park Place New to Market PRICELESS VIEWS Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 REAL ESTATE B29 *National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD winner for Community of the Year, the only Florida Winner in 32 years, and NAHB Gold Award for Best Clubhouse. Copyright 2013, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Realty is a registered mark of Miromar Development Corporation. Ask the Experts We Know Miromar!FIND YOUR HOME IN MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB, THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES*12181913-2737 BELLINI BELLINI Start the New Year at real estate outlook conferenceRegistration is open for the 14th annual Southwest Florida Real Estate Outlook Conference set for 7:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 29, at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Presented by the Southwest Florida CCIM District, the conference provides networking and educational opportunities for any individual or company that deals with, or wants to learn more about, commercial real estate transactions. The conference is open to the public, with an early registration fee of $50 for non-members and $40 for Southwest Florida CCIM District members. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event for $60. Business leaders from throughout the community will discuss where the economy is today, what the expectation is for 2014 and what business leaders need to prepare for in the future. All commercial real estate categories will be addressed retail, industrial, land and office. Panel speakers will include Matt Stephen, Premier Commercial Office; Jim Boback, Boback Commercial Group; and Wilson Bradsaw, president of Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition, Randy Anderson of the economics department at the University of Central Florida will discuss the economic outlook for 2014 as it pertains to real estate. Attendees will receive a booklet containing data about real estate transactions, as well as a current membership listing for the Southwest Florida CCIM District that includes Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. The conference is made possible by the following sponsors: Wells Fargo Private Bank; First Citizens Bank; LandQwest Commercial; CBC National Bank SBA Lending Group; University Place; CRE Consultants; Premier Commercial; the City of Cape Coral Economic Development Office; Naples Area Board of Realtors; Achieva Credit Union; Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Appraisal Institute; Velocity Engineering Services; Re/ Max Realty Group; Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons; The Law Office of Kevin F. Jurinski & Associates; Coldwell Banker Commercial; 1031 Tax Free Strategies; Suite Life Magazine; Southwest Florida Business Today; and Business Observer. Sponsorships are still available. For registration or more information, visit ENGLEWOOD941.473.7750BOCA GRANDE941.964.2000PUNTA GORDA 941.639.0000BURNT STORE941.505.5555 RENTALS | PROPERTY MANAGEMENT | MORTGAGE | TITLE | COMMERCIAL BANK OWNED | NEW DEVELOPMENTS | RELOCATION | A World of Opportunity Thats Not A World Away LITTLE BOKEELIA ISLAND USEPPA ISLAND PALM ISLAND Majestic private island on over 100 acres located on Floridas Gulf Coast. This island is unrivaled in its amenities, investment potential and location. Offered at $29,500,000. Jennifer Calenda, 941.916.0798 or 941.505.5555 Imagine a private island set in the midst of beaches, bays and sky. Accessible only by water or sea plane and home to over a hundred families. Useppa Island residences pricing starts at $515,000 and up. Brian McColgan, 239.410.7850 or 941.505.5555 This unique barrier island offers seven miles of pristine white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise Gulf waters. Live the resort lifestyle all year long. Palm Island residences start at $329,900 and up. Kevin Mackin, 941.769.0198 or 941.473.7750LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER


41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 PELICAN LANDING SOUTHBRIDGE 3441 Ballybridge Circle #201 $300,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jack Despart 239.273.7931>$300,0002 BONITA BAY GREENBRIAR 4111 Bayhead Drive #202 $375,000 PSIR Cathy Lieberman/Cindy Reiff 239.777.24413 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD CYPRESS HAMMOCK 9560 Cypress Hammock Circle #102 $379,000 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 239.450.52104 WYNDEMERE WATER OAKS 120 Water Oaks Way $395,000 PSIR Kathryn Hurvitz 239.290.02285 WYNDEMERE WATER OAKS 104 Water Oaks Way $399,000 PSIR Catherine Bordner 239.560.2921>$400,0006 OLD NAPLES PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #11 $439,000 PSIR Debbi/ Marty McDermott 239.564.42317 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $498,500 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm>$500,0008 PELICAN BAY LUGANO 5940 Via Lugano #304 $539,500 PSIR Jeannie McGearty 239.248.43339 PARK SHORE ALLEGRO 4031 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #22 $549,000 PSIR Marlene Suarez 239.290.058510 PELICAN MARSH VENTURA 8919 Ventura Way $570,000 PSIR Roya Nouhi 239.290.9111>$700,00011 CASTELLA 24011 Via Castella Dr. #2104 $769,000 Engel and Vlkers Thomas Ostrander 860.304.103712 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 13 PARK SHORE TERRACES 4751 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #505 $799,000 PSIR Polly Himmel 239.290.3910>$800,00014 FLORENCIA 23851 Via Italia Circle #1105 $825,000 Engel and Vlkers Thomas Ostrander 860.304.103715 FLORENCIA 23850 Via Italia Circle #1702 $859,000 Engel and Vlkers Thomas Ostrander 860.304.103716 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND 3812 Mahogany Bend Drive $899,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$1,000,00017 BONITA BAY AUGUSTA CREEK 26342 Augusta Creek Court $1,099,000 PSIR Gary L./Jeff Jaarda 239.248.747418 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT PLACE 451 Bayfront Place #5511 $1,175,000 PSIR Nicola Gentil 239.289.773719 OLDE NAPLES SEAPORT 1001 10th Ave S., #203 $1,190,000 John R Wood, Realtors Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009720 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $1,306,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Open MondaySaturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm21 OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT PLACE 450 Bayfront Place #4507 $1,350,000 PSIR Jane Bond 239.595.951522 MARCO ISLAND DUNNFOIRE 530 Collier Blvd. South #301 $1,495,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.717623 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court $1,725,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.599624 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #610 $1,950,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Also Available: #605 $1,695,000>$2,000,00025 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $2,049,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm26 PARK SHORE 4790 Whispering Pine Way $2,225,000 PSIR Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.423127 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1005 $2,295,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Other Residences Available from $995,000 $1,795,00028 VANDERBILT BEACH 165 Channel Drive $2,650,000 PSIR Frank Pezzuti 239.216.244529 QUAIL WEST 6320 Burnham Road $2,775,000 John R Wood, Realtors Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$4,000,00030 PORT ROYAL 3060 Green Dolphin Lane $4,695,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.838231 PORT ROYAL AREA LITTLE HARBOUR 224 Little Harbour Lane $4,875,000 PSIR Steve Smiley 239.298.4327>$5,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 1060 Galleon Drive $5,650,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939>$7,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 775 Galleon Drive $7,995,000 PSIR Rick Marquardt 239.289.4158 Florida Weeklys Open NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 21


A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 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 Faith and follyBook reviewer Phil Jason finds intrigue in the new Faye Longchamp mystery. C22 To hell and backTheater critic Nancy Stetson enjoys every minute of Jacob Marleys Gulfshore Playhouse adventure. C8 Creative cuisineRestaurant reviewer Karen Feldman enjoys an imaginative meal at Wylds Caf. C31 Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary honors the winter solstice with a star-themed after-hours evening Friday, Dec. 20. Visitors can take guided forest walks under the stars at 5:30 and 7 p.m., enjoy views of the stars and planets through a telescope stationed on Corkscrews boardwalk from 6-9 p.m. and sit in on an Astronomy Mythology presentation with Michael Usher, president of the Everglades Astronomical Society, at 6:30 p.m. Sunset is at 5:38 p.m., and the late moonrise at 8:42 p.m. promises superb star-gazing against the dark sky. Mr. Ushers Astronomy Mythology discussion is suitable for adults only due to the nature of the myths, but on an outside deck of Corkscrews nature center, an interpretive discovery station will be set up with activities appropriate for kids of all ages from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Music and art blend with nature at each monthly after-hours event. This month, Florida folk musician Wayne Bryan, a Naples native who grew up hunting, fishing and camping in the wilds of Collier County, will perform original songs on guitar, mandolin, keyboard and bass from 6-8 p.m. Corkscrew at Night, an exhibit ofEnjoy the nightlife at Corkscrew Swamp SanctuaryNYEYOUR GUIDE INSIDE C18-21 2014 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE SWAMP, C4

PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 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 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSMaking a (naughty) list and checking it twiceFor some of us, the sparkle has already gone out of the holiday season. The tinsel has clogged up the vacuum cleaner and the mistletoe jokes are all falling flat. I might slap someone if I hear one more rendition of Jingle Bells. Can we please get to New Years already? Mired in this unfortunate state of bah-humbuggedness, I decided my festive spirit just lacked inspiration. What could spice up the dull countdown to Christmas? Naughty gifts, of course. Luckily I know someone whos a professional in this area. My friend Kathy Kulig writes erotic novels for a living, and thankfully she knew exactly what I needed to add to my holiday shopping list. Here are some of my favorites, which you might want to add to yours. Mrs. Kulig started by suggesting sensual massage oils, shower gels and bubble bath. They smell luscious, and they imply all kinds of lascivious activities. While on first blush these might seem like women-only gifts, if youve ever lived with a man you know hes the first to steal all the good-smelling bath products. And Ive never met a man who would turn down a bubble bath. Mrs. Kulig recommended combining these gifts with a bottle of wine and a few candles for a romantic gift basket that would look decadent under the tree. If you want to ratchet the sexy gift giving up a notch, try exchanging sensual clothing. Mrs. Kulig said lingerie of all kinds works well for women, not to mention stockings of every kinky sort, from fishnets to thigh-highs. Silk boxers make sexy and classy gifts for men, she added. For the more daring on your list, try a selection of erotic books. These might include Mrs. Kuligs own Summer Sins and Spring Break, as well as titles by authors Cris Anson, Desiree Holt and Joey W. Hill. If these books and their steamy story lines feel a little too risqu, try a leather-bound edition of Lady Chatterleys Lover. Its got sex and fine literature. As long as were shopping in the naughty aisle, we might as well consider seductive movies. Mrs. Kulig suggested films that are sexy and sensual without being pornographic. Among her favorites Wild Orchid, Lolita, Eyes Wide Shut and Ghost. Not exactly what youd find in the 18-and-up aisle of the video store, but still not suitable for family viewing. And isnt that the point? Of course, this is all relatively chaste. If you really want to go wild this holiday season, Mrs. Kulig recommends a trip to the local adult store. There youll find straps, blindfolds and other items I would name if I werent already blushing. Better to browse the aisles yourself and see what titillates. Finally, Mrs. Kulig told me about the absolute best gift shes ever given her sweetie a surprise trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame. I had to laugh. It was the least kinky of all her suggestions and still it was perfect. Maybe all we really need this holiday season is more time with the people we love. And a naughty book or two. t b m b b a b


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 C3 after 2 months after 3 months ~ THE CLAW BAR at TIERNEYS TAVERN ~ OPEN ALL DAYTHE BAY HOUSE & THE CLAW BAR AT TIERNEYS TAVERN 799 WALKERBILT RD., NAPLES OFF US 41, 1/4 MILE NORTH OF IMMOKALEE RD. JOIN US FOR LUNCH ON THE BEAUTIFUL COCOHATCHEE RIVER!LUNCH DAILY 11-2 DINNER DAILY AT 5PM, BRUNCH SUNDAY 10:30-2 HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY naples, floridaTIS THE SEASON TO EAT HEALTHYFRESH, HEALTHY + LOCALLY SOURCED5323 AIRPORT PULLING ROAD N NAPLES, FLORIDA 34109239.596.FARMon the corner of pine ridge + airport-pulling road in the bed bath and beyond shopping plaza on pine ridge road 2 for 1 drinks from 3-6:30 + 9pm-closeFare Marco bookstore will welcome author Sue Monk Kidd in MarchSunshine Booksellers on Marco Island will welcome bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd (The Mermaid Chair, The Secret Life of Bees) for a discussion and signing of her newest novel at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. The Invention of Wings is set for release on Jan. 7. Tickets for $39 go on sale Monday, Dec. 23, and include a copy of the book and priority seating at the March event. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the center for the arts. Only 150 tickets will be sold initially. At a later date, an additional 50 tickets will be made available for $10 each that will be standing room only and will not include a copy of the book. For those who buy the $39 tickets, the book will be available for pick-up at Sunshine Booksellers or mailing ($6 charge for mailing) any time after Jan. 7. An Oprahs Book Club 2.0 selection, The Invention of Wings is described on as a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom and the desire to have a voice in the world Hetty Handful Grimke, an urban slave in early 19th century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimkes daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. (The novel) is set in motion on Sarahs 11th birthday, when she is given ownership of 10-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each others destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment and expression will leave no reader unmoved. To purchase tickets for Ms. Kidds appearance or for more information, call Sunshine Booksellers at 393-0353 or stop by the store at 677 S. Collier Blvd. on Marco. Sue Monk Kidd


FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 GIVE AND RECEIVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Give the gift of peace and tranquility this Holiday season to pamper your loved ones mind, body and spirit. When you purchase $400 in gift certicates at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, you will receive an exclusive, signature embroidered Waldorf Astoria Spa robe that will enhance any gift or for you to keep as a gift for yourself. To purchase gift certicates, stop by the lobby kiosk, call 239.594.6321 or visit*Offer valid until 12/31/13 and while supplies last. Excludes 22% service charge. MANUEL PEA, M.D.Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonLocated at Exit 107, off I-75 La Piel SpaBy Dr. Manuel M. Pea$100-$200 get 10% OFF* $201-$350 get 15% OFF* Over $350 get 20% OFF* VOLUMA is here! First ller approved for volume loss.DermaPen Wrinkle Eraser.Its as close as we have come to a magic wand Give Her What She Wants! VOLUMA HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATE SPECIAL!photographs by R.J. Wiley and Waddy Thompson, is featured through the end of December in the nature center. Refreshments will be served in the tearoom, and the gift shop will remain open through the evening. The last after-hours admission is at 8 p.m., and the event wraps up at 9 p.m. The first after-hours of the New Year is set for Wednesday, Jan. 23. Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is open year-round from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., every day. Admission is $12 per adult, $6 for college students with ID, $4 for ages 6-18 years and free for ages 5 and younger. Every admission is valid for two consecutive days in the sanctuary. National Audubon Society members who present their ID card enjoy a 50 percent discount. For more information, call 348-9151 or visit SWAMPFrom page 1 Corkscrew After Hours Friday, Dec. 20>> 5:30 p.m. Naturalist-guided walk >> 5:38 p.m. Sunset >> 5:30-8:30 p.m. Interpretive discovery stations and childrens activities >> 6-8 p.m. Entertainment by Florida folk musician Wayne Bryan >> 6-9 p.m. Night sky exploration with Rick Piper of the Everglades Astronomical Society and Linda Jacobsen of Lindas Night Sky Tours >> 6:30-7:30 p.m. Astronomy Mythology discussion by Michael Usher (not suitable for children) >> 7 p.m. Naturalist-guided walk >> 8 p.m. Last admission >> 9 p.m. Close CORKSCREW AT TWILIGHT WADDY THOMPSON / COURTESY PHOTO



PAGE 66 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO CATERING FOR ALL EVENTS Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING Theater Nutcracker Goes Pop! By KidzAct of The Naples Players on select dates through Dec. 21 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Our Town By The Naples Players through Dec. 21 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol By Gulfshore Playhouse through Dec. 22 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or A Christmas Carol By Laboratory Theater of Florida through Dec. 21 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 2180481 or Babes in Toyland By Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre, Fort Myers, on select dates through Dec. 23. $18 for lunch and the show for all ages. 2784422 or We Will Rock You At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, through Dec. 22. $34-$69. 4814849,, or My Three Angels Through Dec. 22 by Florida Repertory Theatre in the Historic Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or The Santaland Diaries Through Dec. 29 by Florida Repertory Theatre in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Dec. 25. $28-$49. 278-4422 or Christmas Through Dec. 25 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Thursday, Dec. 19 Smooth Moves Take a tai chi class from 10-11 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for Garden members; $15 for non-members. 643-7275 or Throwdown Decanted Wines hosts a tasting competition with more than 50 wine companies from 5:307:30 p.m. $25. Reservations required. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 434-1814 or www. Night Lights Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden begins at 6 p.m. and continues evenings through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30 with musical performances, family activities and thousands of lights throughout the Garden. 643-7275 or on Third Musicians Quiet Storm, Sistas and Patchouli perform along the sidewalks of Third Street South from 6-9 p.m. Band The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents the Southwest Florida Big Band at 7 p.m. 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. 495-8989 or Holiday Pops The Naples Philharmonic Chorus and Youth Chorus perform a Holiday Pops concert tonight through Dec. 22 at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or All About Orchids The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance welcomes members and guests from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Jim Longwell plays Orchid Santa as he hands out free Christmas seedlings along with pots, mounts and potting mix. 1255 Piper Blvd. 498-9741 or www. Grandmas Christmas Goose By Compton & Bennett at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. $39.95 for dinner and the show. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or A Stand-Up Guy Bob Zany takes the stage tonight through Dec. 22 at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, Marco Island. 389-6901 or Friday, Dec. 20 Artsy Party Astratta Art Gallery hosts a holiday open house with wine and hors doeuvres from 5-8 p.m. Free. 1170 Third St. S. 331-1841 or After Hours Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary stays open late by the light of the moon. 348-9151 or See story on page C1.Paul Todd & Friends Paul Todd & Friends present a holiday concert to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA beginning at 6 p.m. in the East Clubhouse at Vi at Bentley Village. $75 includes cocktails and hors doeuvres. Sponsored by Ciccarelli Advisory Services. Reservations required. 262-6577. Cooks Corner Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life leads a class in cheeses from around the world for holiday entertaining from 6-8 p.m. $75. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 514-4663 or See You at Stans Rasta Roni & Papa Rasta perform from 6-9 p.m. at Stans Idle Hour on Marco Island. 3943041 or Tunes Larry Moss performs from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7138.Live Tunes Mercato hosts guitarist Jon Dunn from 7:30-9:30 p.m. www. Last Laugh Wayne Felber and Sheena Reagan take the stage at the Old Naples Comedy Club tonight and Dec. 21. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or Saturday, Dec. 21 Muck Around Guided swamp walks set out in the wet wilderness behind Clyde Butchers Big Cypress Preserve gallery off U.S. 41 in Ochopee. $50 for adults; $25 for ages 18 and younger. Reservations required. 695-2428 or www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery. com. Farmers Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama. Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples hosts Touch-aTruck from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. compliments of the Cape Coral Traveling Military Museum. 514-0084 or Signing Bestselling author Karna Small Bodman signs copies of her latest thriller, Castle Bravo, from 12:30-4 p.m. at Petunias. 852 Fifth Ave. S. 262-2128. Live Tunes The Raiford Starke band performs at Joanies Blue Crab Caf from 2-5 p.m. today and Dec. 22. 39395 Tamiami Trail E. 695-2682 or Let It Snow Flurries fall on the Village on Venetian Bay for a holiday celebration with entertainment, photos with Santa, carolers and more from 5-8 p.m. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. Piano Tunes Lynn Carol tickles the ivories from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7138. It Takes Two Pablo Repun Tango hosts a beginners class from 7-8 p.m. and Milogna from 8-11 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or Little Bar Jam Big Buck & The Biscuit Boys perform at the Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland on Marco Island. 394-5663 or 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. Sunday, Dec. 22 Stretch and Breathe Start the day with yoga from 10-11 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for Garden members, $15 for non-members. 643-7275 or Brunch with Santa Gordons on the River hosts Sunday brunch and photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $27 for adults; $12 for children. Reservations required. 475 North Road. 213-1441. Carolers on Fifth Bellini on 5th presents The Naples Carolers from 7-8 p.m. 445 Fifth Ave. S. 261-1117 or www. Monday, Dec. 23 Jazz Jam Freds Food, Fun, and Spirits hosts Jebry and friends for a jazz jam from 6-9 p.m. 431-7928. Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 19-23 and 26-30 with musical performances, family activities and thousands of lights throughout the Garden. Shown here is the Chattel House in the Caribbean Garden. 643-7275 or


More Art The 13th bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 4-5 at Miromar Outlets in Estero. Free admission. Jazz it Up! Naples Botanical Garden presents The Rick Howard Trio as part of its Jazz in the Garden series from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 5. 643-7275 or www. Movie Night The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Shall We Dance beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 6. $9. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or of Adventure Betty Maclean Travel, in partnership with Clive Daniel Home, hosts a day of travel presentations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 7. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP required by Dec. 27. 513-0333 or Reception The Marco Island Historical Museum hosts an opening for the exhibit Enchantments: The Photographic Adventures of Julian Dimock from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 7. Free. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 6421440 or Art Alive Art Alliance Naples hosts an evening of artist demonstrations and exhibits from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Naples Art District (north of Pine Ridge Road, west of Airport Road). Free. 821-1061.Everglades Photography The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation hosts Enchantments: Julian Dimocks Photographs of Southwest Florida at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Everglades City Hall. Jerald Milanich, emeritus professor at the University of Florida, discusses the photographs taken by Julian Dimock and his father in the Everglades from1904-13. Free. 695-2905 or Glam Decanted Wines hosts The Grenche & Glam Gala from 5-7 p.m. Jan 9. Black & White attire requested. $25. Reservations required. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 434-1814 or www. & Wildlands The 16th annual Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park Art Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at the park. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday.Holiday Wine Pairing Decanted Wines hosts a holiday wine tasting and pairing event from 5-7 p.m. Taste the dishes of the season with the perfectly paired wines. $15 ($10 for Inner Circle members). RSVP required. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 434-1814 or Tryout Time The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs holds teen auditions for Little Shop of Horrors from 5-7 p.m. Call for an appointment. 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or Tuesday, Dec. 24 Cooking Class Sur La Table in Mercato holds a Family Fun: Bake & Decorate Holiday Cookies starting at 11 a.m. $39. (800) 243-0852 or Wednesday, Dec. 25 Coming up West Side Story At Artis-Naples Dec. 26-29. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples. org. Village Nights The Village on Venetian Bay hosts live entertainment with Fuse Duo from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 26. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. Last Laugh Duncan Jay takes the stage at Old Naples Comedy Club Dec. 27-28. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or South Pacific At Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, Dec. 28-Feb. 15. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www. Art Fest The third annual Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival is set for Dec. 28-29., or (561) 746-6615. Big Band The Southwest Florida Big Band performs a free concert at Cambier Park from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 29. 755 Eighth St. 394-0470. Movie Mania Bring the family for a binge of nature films at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 2-4. 417-6310 or The Nutcracker Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker starts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 4814849 or Plunge Big Daves Polar Plunge takes place at 9 a.m. Jan. 1 at Lowdermilk Park. Donations benefit Drug Court Kids and PAWS Assistance Dogs. 435-0939. Dancing Under the Stars Mercato hosts Great Gatsby Night as part of its Dancing Under The Stars series from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 1. 227-4405 or Mercato Music Mercato hosts national slide guitar champion Kraig Kenning from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 2. Look Whos Laughing Jamie Morgan and Joe Simmons take the stage at the Old Naples Comedy Club Jan. 1-4. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or www. Big Top Super Circus Heroes of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to Germain Arena Jan. 2-6. Enjoy Asian elephants, horses, camels, acrobats, aerialists, clowns and more. (800) 745-3000 or Rockin on the Bay A Journey tribute band takes the stage at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs as part of the Rockin on the Bay series from 5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 3. 331-7371 or Improv Comedy Naples Performing Arts Center hosts Night at the Improv with the WOW Improv troupe from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 3. 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PAGE 68 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 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 Coleman Eye Care239-597-2792 10661 Airport Pulling Rd., Suite 12, Naples 34109 (Located in the Greentree Professional Center) Complete Eye Care Cataract and Eyelid Surgery Monthly Botox Specials Austin Wm. Coleman, D.O. ARTS COMMENTARYGo to hell and love every second with Jacob MarleyYouve probably seen A Christmas Carol maybe numerous times but youve never seen it like this. At Gulfshore Playhouses production of Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol, we see the classic tale in a fresh way, through the eyes of Ebenezer Scrooges dead partner. The play starts the way Charles Dickens timeless novel does: Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatsoever about that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. But though the play begins with Dickens own words, playwright Tom Mula takes over and seamlessly weaves his own tale. In this version, Marley winds up in hell and, in order to redeem himself, has to do the impossible: convince Scrooge to have a willing and irreversible change of heart before sunrise. Its a tall order. A seemingly impossible one. But Marley is desperate. Playhouse Artistic Associate Cody Nickell narrates the story and portrays Marley, as well as 17 other characters in this play. If this sounds a little too gimmicky, rest assured, its not. Its gripping theater, and immensely entertaining. I was so captivated that I felt like a little child, hanging onto every word and plot twist. I was thoroughly enthralled. Mr. Nickell delivers a virtuoso performance, giving each character a distinct voice and personality. He even, somehow, manages to appear to change shape and size. He is, for example, the Record Keeper, a St. Peter/gatekeeper figure, whos as small as a chair. He also plays a bogle, a little demon-like character who flies about and likes to hang out in Marleys right ear. Then he transforms into an imposing figure who suddenly grows in height. (Mr. Nickell is so convincing physically that I feared he would break through the roof and tower over the theater. It is a feat even more spectacular than the growing Christmas tree in The Nutcracker.) And when, as the Grim Reaper, he points a bony index finger toward a gravestone, its chilling. Yet, even more important than the voices and the physicality of all these various characters is Mr. Nickells real talent: He conveys the heart and personality of each one. These people are genuine and authentic. We feel Marleys despair, Scooges fear, Bob Cratchits resignation. This is a testimony, too, to Gulfshore Playhouse founder and Artistic Director Kristen Coury, who directed the show. Both actor and director have paid attention to every tiny detail, every single movement. Everyone involved in this production is playing at the top of his game, and this collaboration gives us something quite special. Steven Kemps set looks as if Victorian London has exploded. Everything is upside down and fragmented: planks of wood, doors, chairs, molding. Upsidedown gas-lit streetlights grow out of the floor like stalagmites. It skillfully serves as the setting for a variety of locales. Mr. Kemp even does the impossible: He makes The Norris Centers small stage seem expansive. David Uptons lighting transforms the stage from an eerie hell to a star-lit London, aided by Christopher Coluccis sound effects that give us, among other things, a door slamming in hell with great finality. Jennifer Bronsted has costumed Mr. Nickell in clothing quite proper for the era, but she includes, at one point, some magic fairy dust that gives him an other-worldly sparkle. (Plus a nice touch here she makes him look like a young Dickens, with goatee and wings of hair on either side of his head.) But in the end, it is Mr. Nickell, and he alone, whos on the stage for the duration of this two-act play. It is a breathtaking, amazing feat of acting, and he does not falter at all. His Ghost of Christmas Present is especially praiseworthy, exuding joy, goodwill and kindness without one ounce of sappiness. He is sheer goodness and happiness, and watching him onstage, I was transported back to the pure childlike joy of Christmas. Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol cuts right to the heart of the season. Its a tale of redemption, a story of true repentance and a new heart. Scrooge keeps insisting, Im too old to change! He says it in stubbornness, but also in fear. But this play and Dickens original story tells us otherwise. Youre not stuck. No one is stuck anywhere, a character declares. In lesser hands, this one-man show could be mawkish, saccharine, a wagging finger of a morality tale. But here is is sheer delight: moving and funny and dramatic. With Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol, Gulfshore Playhouse has given us an incredible and heartwarming Christmas gift. Ive already called friends and told them not to miss this production. Now Im urging you: Go! Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol >> Who: Gulfshore Playhouse >> When: Through Dec. 22 >> Where: The Norris Center ,Naples >> Cost: Starting at $33 >> Info: (866) 811-411 or Cody Nickell gives a bravura performance in Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol. COURTESY PHOTOS


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FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and co N n use to hel c a n o n t h e P a r a M T h e B like us on facebook KOVEL: ANTIQUESTop to bottom, tree decorations enthrall collectors BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELSpecial to Florida Weekly Holiday-related collectibles are especially popular if they relate to Christmas, Halloween, Fourth of July, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day and even St. Patricks Day. But the most popular holiday for collectors is Christmas. Families save tree ornaments, toppers, trim and lights, but it is harder to find a Christmas tree stand or fence. Early commercial tree stands were made of cast iron. Three or more legs held a tube large enough for the trunk of a tree and had large screws that dug into the tree trunk. The designs for the iron legs were much like the patterns found on iron stove feet or garden benches. The stands kept changing in style to match dominant furniture styles. By the 1920s, cone-shaped metal stands with lithographed tin pictures of Santa were popular. They resembled lithographed tin toys. Some of these stands were electrified for lights or hid a mechanism that made the tree revolve. Noma, the American company that made strings of Christmas tree lights and developed the bubble light in 1945, had started making stands in about 1926. By the 1960s, the Art Deco aluminum tree was popular, and stands with colored lights were made of shining metal to match. The most expensive antique stands are the early 1900 figural iron stands that look like a small Santa, a group of people or even reindeer. They sell for $200 to $750 each. Noma stands sell for about $200 to $300, and old aluminum stands with lights are $250 to $350. But beware. These have all been copied. Q: I have a six-pack of 1955 Blatz Holiday flat-top beer cans. The pack has never been opened and it includes cans in all six colors. I think the cans, especially the pink and light blue, are valuable. What is the whole set worth? A: There are many dedicated collectors of old and rare beer cans. Some would be eager to buy your rare set of 1955 Blatz This Noma Christmas-tree stand was made in the late 1920s or 1930s. The base is 14 inches in diameter. The stand is made of lithographed tin and pictures Santas sleigh and reindeer. It sold for $270 at a November 2013 Rich Penn auction in Iowa. CALL: 239-513-0333 OR 800-865-8111 Email: Explore our Website: BETTY MACLEAN TRAVEL Inc. e Adventure Travel Company The All-Inclusive Regent Experience Roundtrip Air* replenished daily Mediterranean Relics Mediterranean Crossroads


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 C15 239.434.6533HO, HO, HO! Thursdays on Third December 12th, 19th & 26th featuring MUSIC from 6 to 9 PM and SNOW, SNOW, SNOW at 7:30 PM! OPEN HOUSE SPECIALBring this ad and receive 6 MONTHS FREE when you JOIN our boating club!FreedomBoatClub.com877.804.0402 Its everything you imagine boating should be! Saturday, December 28th 10am 4pm FORT MYERS BONITA SPRINGS Sunday, December 29th 10am 4pm NAPLES PINE ISLAND Youre Invited... TO A SPECIAL OPEN HOUSE EVENT!Visit any of our Open House locations for re f reshments & a boat ride to learn how you r o ptions are as wide open as the waterwa y s holiday steel cans. In addition to light blue and pink, the set included green, chartreuse, dark blue and orange cans. Beer, previously sold in bottles, was first sold in cans in 1934. The cans were made of steel until 1958, when aluminum cans were introduced. Blatz Brewery opened in Milwaukee in 1846 and continued to operate under various owners until 1958, when it was sold to Pabst. The brand name is owned by Pabst today, too, but the original Blatz brewery has been converted to condos. We have seen a single green 1955 Blatz holiday sell for more than $250, so your complete set could top $1,000. To sell your cans, do some research and find the right market. Contact experts at the Brewery Collectibles Club of America ( and at Q: I have a 6-foot-tall silver metallic Christmas tree thats at least 50 years old. Does it have any value? Should I sell it? A: Aluminum Christmas trees were popular in the 1960s. The first ones were made by the Aluminum Specialty Co. of Manitowoc, Wis., in 1959. The trees have wire branches wrapped with aluminum strips to represent "needles." Early trees had collapsible tripod bases. Later, revolving bases were made, some with music. The trees came in various sizes and colors, but silver was the most popular. Since lights couldnt be put on aluminum trees, most people used a lighted revolving color wheel at the base of the tree. Millions of aluminum trees were made in the 1960s by several manufacturers. They went out of fashion by the end of the decade and could be picked up at garage sales for just a few dollars. Reproduction and new aluminum trees are being made. Collectors have recently become interested in the old aluminum trees, and prices have risen. Some sell for over $100. If you like the tree, you may just want to keep it and display it during the holidays. Q: About 25 years ago, I bought an M.I. Hummel signed print of the Madonna for $12. Its 12 by 18 inches. My children had it framed for me. My daughter tried to search online for information about Hummel prints, but all she could find were figurines. Can you help? A: Sister Maria Innocentia (Berta) Hummel (1909-1946) is most famous for the Goebel figurines based on her artwork. But before and after she became a nun in 1933, she drew and painted pictures that were also published as prints. The signature she used on yours is her convent name and means the original painting was done in 1933 or later. Your print would not sell today for much more than you paid for it, even with the frame. Tip: Store fragile Christmas tree ornaments in plastic zip-lock bags. Be sure there is some air in each bag when you zip it. The air bubble protects like bubble wrap. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.


I come away with feeling like a better human being for having experienced this magnicent event. It speaks not only to my intellect, but it speaks to my heart. It was a complete edifying experience of the human spirit. Omega Medina, former Sr. manager of Classical Awards for the GRAMMY AwardsI enjoyed the evening very much...quite imaginativethe costumes were wonderful. Daisy Soros, Director of Lincoln Center, Board Member for the Metropolitan Opera ALL-NEW 2014 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRATHE SHEN YUN SHOW The Shen Yun show is a fusion of classical arts with modern appeal. A s one audience member put it, Its like a fashion show, opera, concert, and dance performance all rolled into one. The passion of the artists spurs them to bring all these elements together into one extraordinary experience. CLASSICAL CHINESE DANCE Classical Chinese dance as audiences see in Shen Yu n shows is a vast dance system tempered over thousands of years. It is one way in which 5,000 years of Chinese culture have been passed down and retained. It is a dance form built on profound traditional aesthetics. Richly expressive, it portrays personalities and feelings with unparalleled clarity, depicting any scene in a strikingly vivid way. THE SHEN YUN ORCHESTRA The Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra masterful ly blends two of the worlds greatest classical music traditions, Chinese and Western. Ancient Chinese instruments such as the soul-stirring erhu and the delicate pipa, lead the melody on top of a full Western orchestra, creating a fresh, glorious sound. EXQUISITE COSTUMES Apparel has always been an essential part of Ch inas five-millennia-old culture, and Shen Yun Performing Arts brings this heritage to life on stage. From radiant golden-hued Tang Dynasty gowns to elegant Manchu chopine shoes, each costume is designed and tailored with meticulous care. STUNNING BACKDROPS Shen Yuns breathtaking dynamic backdrops br ing classical Chinese dance into the 21st century, adding visual depth and grandeur. Each backdrop is custom designed to exactly match the costumes, storyline, lighting, and even choreography of each dance. THROUGHOUT HISTORY, almost every culture looked to the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy and renewal to those who created and experienced it. Today, Shen Yuns artists follow in this noble tradit ion, incorporating study of traditional culture, meditation and a mindful lifestyle into their rigorous daily training. This spiritual connection is the heart behind each dance movement and each musical note. It is why audiences feel there is something different about Shen Yun, something deeply heartening that continues resounding long after the performance. SHEN YUN Reviving 5000 Years of Divinely Inspired CultureSpectacular...gorgeous... a joyous celebration. Theatre Scene The Perfect Holiday Gift Call: 888-974-3698 | 239-481-4849 Visit: www.BBMannPAH.comFEBRUARY 9-10Barbara B. Mann Hall, Fort Myers Order Your Tickets Today for Premium Seating Presented by Florida Falun Dafa Association Superb... Every performance was stunning! WNYC


VOCAL SOLOISTSThe primary trait that distinguishes the singers of Shen Yun is their use of bel canto technique to sing Chinese text. This means that the singer must, while continuing to meet the challenges inherent in bel canto technique, retain proper Chinese pronunciation and diction. Today, their ability to do this is unparalleled. Moreover, the song texts the singers perform are original works written for these pieces. Brimming with philosophical reection about human life and containing deep layers of meaning, the texts go beyond the boundaries of nation, race, and culture, and have been fondly received and appreciated the world over. Some audience members have even expressed that Shen Yuns vocal pieces are reminiscent of sacred music, calling them hymns. WATCH WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING:EXPERIENCE SHEN YUNFEB 9-10Barbara B. Mann Hall Fort MyersTwo great classical music traditions one glorious sound Melodies by ancient Chinese instruments Music written exclusively for the showIs it possible for the disparate sounds of East and West to nd harmony? Many have tried and failed. But the ability to seamlessly blend these two systems to create one fresh, harmonious sound is what makes the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra unique. This is how the eect is achieved: A Western philharmonic orchestra plays the foundation, while traditional Chinese instruments lead the melodies. The sound produced is uniquely pleasing to the ear. The ensemble at once expresses both the grandeur of a Western orchestra and the distinct sensibilities of Chinas 5,000-year-old civilization. The Chinese instruments include the erhu, dizi, pipa, and suona. While each of the Chinese instruments diers greatly in character, the emotions that these instruments are capable of invoking are as rened and subtle as they are complex. Through the performers technical excellence and emotive expression, any human emotion can be depicted. The focus of Chinese music is not merely on people, however. Perhaps due to the fact that their materials originate from the natural world, they are adept at evoking scenes both natural and heavenly. Truly, the things that Chinese music is capable of expressing are both lofty and profound. THE SHEN YUN ORCHESTRAThe orchestra is top-notch... Very powerful and well played! Gary Daverne, conductor of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Its great to hear the Chinese instruments in this kind of orchestral setting. As we know, most of those Chinese instruments were...meant for solo instruments, but its really nice to see it. I was actually very impressed and very flattered, musically attered, by the sound. Peter H. Gistelinck, executive director of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Many people had tried to put Eastern and Western musical instruments in an orchestra but they never succeeded. Shen Yun did it. It sounds so unique and terric! Kang Mang Ho, renowned South Korean conductor Call: 888-974-3698 | 239-481-4849 Visit:

PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 OVERWEIGHT? 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Dr., Suite 103, Naples, FL 34119 Located on the corner of I-75 & Immokalee Rd. Naples Weight Loss & WellbeingLose up to 30 lbs in 30 days!CALL 1-800-WEIGHT-LOSS TODAY! $249 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARSRESOLUTION SPECIAL ON A FOUR-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM* Offer includes: Complete comprehensive review of BMI, BMR, total body fat %, waist-to-hip ratio, lean vs. fat body mass, 30-days diet supplements + (3) Laser-Lipo treatments & (1) B-12 shot *Must call before 12/26/13. Must mention Florida Weekly when booking to get offer. EXCLUSIVELY AT THE Promenade Bonita Bay On the Plaza 3rd Street S. Whether youre dressing to the nines in a tuxedo or evening gown or slipping into your favorite pair of jeans, theres an arts event that will welcome you to ring in the New Year. From Viennese waltzes to Broadway shows to circus performers, Southwest Florida offers a variety of ways for arts lovers to say hello to 2014. Here are some of the options: Sunday, Dec. 29 Moscow Ballets Great Russian NutcrackerVan Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 1 and 5 p.m. The Moscow Ballet presents tis Great Russian Nutcracker with a company of 40. In addition to the traditional tale, the company adds The Dove of Peace, a tribute to world peace, for which two dancers transform into a bird with a 20-foot wingspan to escort Masha and Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony. This years production contains 200 new, hand-embellished costumes designed by Shakespearean expert Arthur Oliver.Tickets: $34-$192 Info: (941) 953-3368; Monday, Dec. 30 Moscow Ballets Great Russian NutcrackerBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers 7:30 p.m. See above. Tickets: $31-$187 Info: 481-4849; Monday, Dec. 30 Sailor Circus Holiday SpectacularSailor Circus Arena 2075 Bahai Vista St., Sarasota 7 p.m.Sailor Circus, a youth circus that has been called The Greatest Little Show on Earth, presents Its a Wonderful Life, featuring more than 100 local students juggling and performing feats of grace and athleticism.Tickets: $10 and $16 Info: (941) 355-9805; Tuesday, Dec. 31 South PacificThe Broadway Palm Theatre 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers 6:30 p.m. Ring in the New Year with much-loved Rodgers and Hammerstein songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair and There is Nothin Like a Dame. The evening begins with live music and hors doeuvres in the lobby, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the musical at 9 p.m. After the show: noisemakers, hats, champagne and a countdown to midnight.Tickets: $100 Info: 278-4422; www.broadwaypalm. com. Tuesday, Dec. 31 A Viennese New Years Eve with the Naples PhilharmonicArtisNaples 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples 9 p.m.Led by conductor Andrey Boreyko, the Naples Philharmonic performs the music of Strauss and other classics to ring in the New Year. A reception follows the performance.Tickets: $79-$113 Info: 597-1900; Tuesday, Dec. 31 Holiday SpectacularThe Herb Strauss Theatre 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 7 p.m. Celebrate the season with this original musical production written and directed by Herb Strauss Theatre Production Manager Bobby Logue and Herb Strauss Theatre favorite, John Ramsey.Tickets: $35 for adults, $5 for children and students Info: 395-0900; Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 2-5 Super Circus Heroes of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusGermain Arena, EsteroA spectacle of wonder from the marvelous to the magnificent, this show Start the New Year with something artsyCOURTESY PHOTOMosco Ballets Great Russian NutcrackerCOURTESY PHOTOSouth Pacific at Broadway Palm Theatre NYE 2014 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4


6000 Goodlette Road N. Naples, Florida (239) 593-7600Christmas Eve 2013 Services2:00 PM Communion ~ Chapel 3:00 PM Families Featuring Preschool ~ Sanctuary 4:00 PM Communion ~ Chapel 5:00 PM Traditional & Contemporary Blended ~ Sanctuary 7:00 PM Traditional Candlelight with Communion ~ SanctuaryThe previous services will have child care available for infants through age 5.9:00 PM Contemporary Candlelight with Communion ~ Sanctuary 11:00 PM Traditional Candlelight with Communion ~ Sanctuary NORTH NAPLES CHURCH ENGAGING PEOPLE WITH GODS LOVEYour Home for the Holidays NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 is filled with superhuman athleticism, power and pageantry that will have young and old alike discovering their own superhuman strength. Asian elephants, horses, camels and more march alongside acrobats, aerialists and some over-the-top clowns that will have audiences in stitches. Info: (800) 745-3000; www.ticketmaster. com. Thursday, Jan. 2 Salute to Vienna New Years ConcertBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall 13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers 8 p.m.Returning for the 15th year in a row to the Mann Hall, Salute to Vienna features the Strauss Symphony of America, led by Alexander Steinitz and featuring soprano Iva Mihanovic, tenor Valeriy Serkin and dancers from the Vienna Imperial Ballet and International Champion Ballroom Dancers. The program includes waltzes, polkas and excerpts from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and more.Tickets: $51-$73 Info: 481-4849; Friday, Jan. 3 Salute to Vienna New Years ConcertVan Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 8 p.m. See above. Tickets: $37-$78 Info: (941) 953-3368; Friday, Jan. 3 Fort Myers Art WalkDowntown Fort MyersIts the first Friday of the New Year, and the first Friday of the month, which means downtown Fort Myers shops and galleries stay open late and music fills the air.Info: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4-5 Downtown Naples New Years Art FairAlong Fifth Avenue South 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Showcasing the works of more than 230 professional artists and artisans from around the country.Free admission. Info: 262-6517; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4-5 The 13th bi-annual Estero Fine Art ShowMiromar Outlets 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Info: a happy and arts-filled New Year! BARRY RODEN / COURTESY PHOTO Salute to Vienna at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallCOURTESY PHOTOSuper Circus Heros at Germain Arena NYE 2014 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

PAGE 80 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 Fireworks at the Naples Pier Beginning around 7:30 p.m. Free Third Street South 434-6533; The party atmosphere will stretch all along Third Street South from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Snow will fall at 8:15 p.m., and music by Felix Jiles will fill the Fleischmann Courtyard. AZN Asian Cuisine Mercato 593-8818; Serving the regular menu until 11 p.m. Agave Southwestern Grill 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road 598-3473; Serving the regular menu on New Years Eve and New Years Day. Aura at the Waldorf Astoria 475 Seagate Drive 597-3232; www.waldorastoria.hilton. com/naples Serving a New Years Eve buffet from 7-11 p.m. The Bay House 799 Walkerbilt Road 591-3837; Serving the regular menu until 10 p.m. Bistro Soleil 100 Palm St., Marco Island 389-0981 Serving a special New Years Eve menu for $60 per person. Blue Martini Mercato 591-2583; The nights theme is Casino Royale: New Years Eve Bond Style, with live entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. Table reservations available. Burn by Rocky Patel 9110 Strada Place 653-9013; Its a night of champagne, cigars and celebration from 8 p.m. on New Years Eve to 5 a.m. New Years Day. Live jazz from 8-10 p.m. and DJ dancing after that. Choose from three options: 1) The elevated VIP area, $3,500 for a party of 12, includes three bottles of Dom Perignon upon arrival and three more at midnight, small plates delivered at 9, 10 and 11 p.m., of a box of premium cigars and party favors; 2) main floor tables, $350 per couple, includes a bottle of Dom Perignon upon arrival, small plates at 9, 10 and 11 p.m., and a champagne toast; 3) general admission advance tickets $50 for men, $25 for women, with guaranteed admission and a champagne toast. Capers Kitchen & Bar 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road 431-7438; Celebrate early at happy hour from 2-7 p.m. and check out the dinner specials. Captain Briens Off the Hook Comedy Club 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island 389-6900; New Years Eve three-course dinner followed by the show with three nationally touring comedians and a champagne toast. Cruise Naples Tin City 263-4949 Fireworks cruise aboard the Double Sunshine sets sail at 6:30 p.m. $70 for adults, $60 for ages 12 and younger. Flemings Prime Steakhouse 8595 U.S. 41 N. 598-2424; www.flemingssteakhouse. com New Years Eve dinner for $69.95., dessert $9.95 and Gloria Ferrer Sonoma wine special. Hilton Naples 5111 Tamiami Trail N. 659-3174; Rock this town with the aptly named band, Rock This Town, straight from Orlando with dance music to keep you on your toes all night long (with time out to enjoy a four-course dinner, of course). $195 per person includes open bar, party favors, balloon drop and midnight toast. Hotel Escalante At the intersection of Third Street and Fifth Avenue 659-3466 Celebrate with a four-course dinner by chef Michael Kang under the palms at the hotels Veranda E restaurant. 6:30-9 p.m. seating includes a welcome glass of champagne; 9:15 p.m. seating includes welcome champagne, four-course dinner, live entertainment and midnight champagne toast. The Local 5323 Airport-Pulling Road 596-FARM Choose from two New Years Eve fourcourse dinners for $50 to $75 per person, with a $40 wine pairing option. M Waterfront Grille The Village on Venetian Bay 263-4421; Open for lunch and dinner on New Years Eve. Dinner served from 4:30-11 p.m., with the holiday ala carte menu from 4:30-5:45 p.m. and pre fixe dinner from 6:15-11 p.m. for $85 per person. The Marco Princess Marco River Marina 642-5415; Choose from a New Years Eve buffet lunch ($33.95), sunset cocktail cruise ($48.95) or late-night dinner cruise from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ($99). Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar 1585 Pine Ridge Road 592-0050; New Years Eve seating at 9 p.m. includes four-course celebration dinner, party favors, a bottle of champagne at New Years Eve celebrations are all over town NYE 2014 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 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. Independently Owned & Operated The OriginalSince 1991 New Years Eve Dinner Party $75 Per Personincludes the following ... (Full Menu also Available) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Homemade Cannoli pagne your table and dancing with Live DJ from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $75 per person. The Real Macaw 3275 Bayshore Drive 732-1188 Live entertainment with Mike Brookshire. Special New Years Eve menu available for early and late seatings. The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road 598-6644; The Grill offers a holiday menu and live entertainment, with seatings from 5-6:30 p.m. ($175 per person) and 8-10 p.m. ($275 per person, includes champagne toast). Roys 475 Bayfront Place, Naples 261-1416 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs 498-7697 Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu on New Years Eve showcasing the bold Asian spices and European flavors for which Pacific Rim cuisine is renowned. Sea Salt 1186 Third St. S. 434-7258; A la carte dinner menu will be served for the first seating from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The second seating, from 7-10 p.m., will be for a five-course celebration menu with champagne toast and live entertainment for $175 per person. Seminole Casino 506 First St., Immokalee (800) 218-0007 Its the Moulah Rouge on New Years Eve, with rollover drawings at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. for $2,014 and at 5 p.m. for $10,000. Live entertainment in the Zig Zag Lounge from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., with holiday cheer on the house from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Midnight breakfast, party favors and more. Shulas at the Hilton Naples 5111 Tamiami Trail 430-4999; 5:30 p.m. to midnight, New Years Eve prix fixe menu with appetizer, salad, entre and dessert for $65 per person. Regular menu also available. The Stage 9144 Bonita Beach Road 405-8566; Uptown Express plays s, s and Motown tunes to ring in the New Year. Dinner seating begins at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Table 82 of Naples 13800 Tamiami Trail N. 431-6482; Two New Years Eve seatings for a four-course dinner, 7-9 p.m. for $60 per person and 8-10 p.m. for $75 per person (includes midnight champagne toast). Entertainment from 5-8 p.m. by Lynn Carol and from 9 p.m. to 2014 by Rick Valentine. Tavern on the Bay 489 Bayfront Place 530-2225; 014 Bash on the Bay (no cover, no reservations) includes prime rib dinner for $22.95; champagne toast, party favors, high-energy dance music and watching the ball drop on the big screen. Tulia Osteria 466 Fifth Ave. S. 213-2073; Open for dinner with a festive New Years Eve menu. Vergina 700 Fifth Ave. S. 659-7008; 5:30-8 p.m. seating includes threecourse dinner and a glass of champagne, $75 per person; 8 p.m. seating, $130 per person. And setting out at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1 The New Years Day 5K or 10K Lovers Key State Park Fort Myers Beach A Real Run event as a benefit for Friends of the Park. Register at www. Info: Terry Cerullo, 344-5647 or terry. >> Calling ahead is advisable. Plans are subject to changes; space is limited and reservation books ll up fast. >> If youre too drunk to drive on New Years Eve, take advantage of the free Tow and Go program sponsored by AAA and beer companies. Theyll pick up your car and take you home, too free of charge. Dial or have your bartender or more sober friend dial 1-800-AAA-HELP. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 SAVE THE DATE The Community Foundation of Collier County hosts its annual Celebration of Philanthropy luncheon Friday, Feb. 28, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Resort. More than 250 friends and partners of the Community Foundation are anticipated to attend the luncheon honoring winners of the Harvey Kapnick Award, recognizing a nonprofit that has distinguished itself by exemplifying program excellence; the Robert C. Cosgrove Award, acknowledging an individuals devotion to the well-being of our community; and the award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy, recognizing an organization that consistently helps to reinforce the community by making intelligent use of its own strengths and social capital. Last years honorees were: First Book of Collier County, the Harvey Kapnick Award; Lavern Gaynor, the Robert C. Cosgrove Award; and Preferred Travel of Naples, Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award. Tickets for $100 per person and $1,500 per patron table are available at www. Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation has named the executive committee for the inaugural Rio Carnival set for Saturday, April 5, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Chairwoman Jackie Bearse will work with committee members Lori Bassano, Jared Brancazio, Sandra Buxton, Ron Ciesla, Joy Dickey, Therese Everly, Kirsten Ferrara, Barbara Franks, Jean Hertzog, Emily James, Kevin Johnson, Sheila Lester, Lyn Mayes, Michele McKenney, Lory Rodriguez, Anne Rubin, Tennille Sevigny, Angela Smith, Jerry Thirion, Roy and Nancy Threet, Kathy Totterdale, Kathleen Wolter and Dr. Vance WrightBrowne. The South American-themed Rio Carnival will feature live dance performances, a silent auction, plated dinner, music and dancing. Tickets to the benefit for the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation are $500 per person; underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. The foundation provides short-term financial support to individuals undergoing cancer treatment in the state of Florida. For tickets to Rio Carnival or information about sponsorships, call (855) 5855433 or visit com. StarStruck 2014, the ninth annual dance-off to benefit the American Red Cross, Floridas Southern Gulf Region, takes place Saturday, March 29, at StarStruck 2014 will be held Saturday, March 29 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Local celebrities on the dance floor will be: Gary Aubuchon of the Aubuchon Team of Companies, Cindy Brown, Patient Care Services and the Heart and Vascular Institute; Betsy Opty, Healthy Concepts Consulting; Brian Pittman, Sabadell Bank & Trust; Mike Randall, MAR Events & Marketing; and Trudi Williams, TKW Consulting Engineers. For ticket information, visit Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida presents Planting Seeds for Better Tomorrows from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at ArtisNaples. Guest speaker Kim Lear will discuss Four Generations of Family and Philanthropy. Guests will be able to wander the centers galleries while enjoying cocktails and hors doeuvres before the program. The evenings sponsor is BMO Private Bank. Event co-chairs are Marvin and Carol Lader and Dr. Nat and Susan Ritter. Tickets are $225. For reservations or more information, call Jaclynn Faffer at 3254444 or email Harmon-Meek Gallery hosts the inaugural Visionaries of the Visual Arts awards and benefit dinner Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Three individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the visual arts in Southwest Florida. Keynote speaker Charles Shepard is director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana. Tickets are $125 per person, with proceeds benefitting art programs for children and at-risk youth in the community through the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Co-chairs are Kristine and Juliana Meek. Purchase tickets by sending a check made payable to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to Harmon-Meek Gallery, 599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309, Naples, FL 34102. For more information, call the gallery at 261-2637. The David Lawrence Center and Foundation holds its signature destination-themed gala Friday, Jan. 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. 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. Tickets for $225 can be purchased by calling Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or emailing Sponsorships are also still available starting at $2,500. For more information, visit www. Rebuilding Childrens Lives, Youth Havens fourth annual benefit luncheon, is set for Wednesday, Jan. 22, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Guest speaker Antwone Fisher, awardwinning film and literary writer, was the subject of the eponymous movie co-starring and directed by Denzel Washington. Like Youth Havens children, Mr. Fishers young life was scarred by abandonment and abuse. The loving support of a special therapist, friends and, ultimately, a reunion with his family, changed everything for the better. Chair and co-chair of the 2014 luncheon are Liz Jessee and Diane McGinty. Tickets are $300. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Aileen Carrol at 687-5155 or email The Greater Naples YMCA holds its ninth annual Sneaker Ball on Friday, Feb. 21, at Seacrest Country Day School. Proceeds will help the Y continue the rebuild and repair efforts that have been ongoing since a Labor Day fire. Guests are encouraged to wear sneakers with their black-tie optional attire. Dinner will be by Artichoke & Company and Quantem Aviation. Dance music will be by the Robert Williamson Band. The evenings Premier Sponsor and event chair is Lavern Gaynor. Tickets range from $150 for a single ticket to $1,200 for a table for 10. For reservations or more information, call 2892348 or visit Charity for Change holds its inaugural signature fundraising event, The Giver Challenge, from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Vi at Bentley Village. The night of minute-to-win-it fun will include namethat-song and other games relating to the Charity for Change character education program. The safari-themed 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 email k kbc oach@c 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 email 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 email 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 email 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 RitzCarlton 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. Tickets for $350 per person include admission to a designer boutique at the hotel. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call Susan Utz at 7753862, ext. 261, or email 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 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 for more information.


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PAGE 88 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 SOCIETYHigh tea at The Ritz for Make-a-WishLike 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@ HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOSCelebrity Bartender night at Noodles for Collier Child Care Resources Alison Anderson and Joe Frontiero Nina Avren, Sue Avren, Cassidy Bloom and Michelle Hill Livia and Lisa Ferrante George Leamon and Joe DavidowAmy Landrum and Niccole Howard Joyce Ardolino and Frank Duggan Holly Bevan, Briana Nanda and Jackie Stamerro Stacey Herring, Andy Anderson and Maggie Bock Kimberly Darr, Cindy Stegemann and Trisha Darr Wanda Trouba, Craig and Kelly Chasnov Ursula Pfahl, Delores Sorey, Debbie Olson and Dylan Sanders Mary Ramos, Matthew Berman, Lauren Maxwell, Ann Margaret Ross Jeanne Sweeney and Sue Huff Adoni Kokkinos and Dorothy Ferguson Celebrity Barte n Ge G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G or M ary Ram o J eanne Sweene y and Sue Huff


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PAGE 90 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 (239) 530-2225489 BAYFRONT PLACE, NAPLESWWW.TAVERNONTHEBAY.NET MONDAY-SUNDAY: 11:00AM-CLOSE IT WILL BE SNOWING ON OUR PATIO! SATURDAY DECEMBER 21ST AT 8PM $100 TAB TO SANTAS BADDEST HELPER! $100 TAB TO UGLIEST SWEATER! NAUGHTY EGG NOG & OTHER HOLIDAY DRINK SPECIALS! FEATURING HOLIDAY TUNES AND TODAYS HITS! 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.-midnightSHARE THE SEASON You asked for it. We listened. Now featuring avorful American cuisine with selections for the table, Agave is the perfect location for families and friends to celebrate holiday get togethers. Open Christmas Eve 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Christmas so staff may spend the day with their families. THE NEWPork Sliders pulled pork, mango slaw, rum barbecue VINOSome simple guidelines make picking holiday wines a breezeTime and energy are precious commodities to be lavished on family and friends during the holidays, not on stressing over what wines to serve. Here are some tips that can help you to pair wines with your favorite dishes. Wines should match the complexity of the food so start with what you are serving and then pick a wine that is light-, mediumor full-bodied to match the heft of the dish. Wines are considered fuller in body when the alcohol and tannins are higher. A light-bodied wine will have clean fruit flavors with an alcohol level around 11 percent to 12 percent. There is no legal definition of body, so wines are often described in a range, such as lightto-medium. Grapes that make lighter bodied wines include Riesling, moscato, sauvignon blanc, crisp unoaked chardonnays, and gamay (in Beaujolais). Medium body means more extracted flavor (usually a function of the grape variety), and light tannins or oak flavors, along with a slightly higher alcohol content. These wines are made from many grape varieties; the body depends on the region and how the winemaker styles his wine. Look for lighter alcohol wines made from sangiovese, merlot and zinfandel in reds, and higher alcohol whites from sauvignon blanc and un-oaked chardonnay grapes. Full-bodied wines are made from grapes with higher sugar levels (so higher alcohol) and thicker skins; they have alcohol levels of 13.5 percent and up. The higher the alcohol level, the higher the viscosity and the weightier the wine feels in the mouth. These are generally red and come from warmer regions. Grapes used include syrah/shiraz, zinfandel, sangiovese, nebbiolo and some cabernet sauvignon. Now onto the dishes on your table. Pork dishes are a favorite this time of year. The lighter flavors of baked ham pair well with lightto medium-bodied red wines, including California pinot noirs and lighter French reds such as Beaujolais. For a white wine, try a crisp chardonnay that has not been aged in oak or a dry Riesling. Richer flavors such as roasted pork loin do well with a fuller-bodied red, perhaps a syrah or a full-bodied zinfandel. Lamb is a versatile dish when it comes to wine. Rhone style wines pair well, as do southern Italian reds and Spanish Rioja because they have distinct flavors with mineral undertones that will not overwhelm the meat. Cabernet sauvignons, especially Bordeaux, have sufficient tannins to match the protein and tone down the fat. If you need a white, go with a fuller bodied chardonnay (one that has been fermented in oak) to stand up to the more complex flavors. Cabernet sauvignon partners well with roast beef, but malbec also works quite well because of its rustic flavors and tobacco and smoke nuances. If served with a cream sauce, an oaked chardonnay will complement the butter and cream. The more slowly the meat cooks, the more flavorful it is likely to be, so something like beef bourguignon pairs well with more complex wines like Barolo or Chateauneuf du Pape. Duck is often prepared with a cherry or berry sauce, and a mediumto fullbodied pinot noir or grenache is the perfect choice because of their more pronounced berry flavors. If using an orange sauce, try a white wine from Alsace, such as gewrztraminer, which has complex layers of fruit. Fish and shellfish could go with a light pinot noir for a red wine. White choices depend on the preparation. Lobster and scallops with a cream sauce work well with a richer chardonnay that has some oak. If you serve a citrus sauce or marinade, try a sauvignon blanc from New Zealand, with plenty of citrus flavor, or a minerally Sancerre from France. Do not get stuck on needing to have a red or a white. It is just as much fun to serve more than one wine if you have enough guests. That way everyone can find a wine they enjoy. Wine Picks of the Week: Carmel Road 2012 Liberated Chardonnay ($18): This one is lighter in body because it is stainless-steel fermented. The nose starts with citrus blossom aromas and is followed on the palate with lime and citrus mixed with apple. It finishes with a crisp, clean acidity and underlying mineral notes. Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Chenoweth Ranch 2010 ($26): The bright ruby red color matches fruity aromas of raspberry and cherry, with concentrated cherry on the palate. Rich flavors and full body with a dusting of tannins on the balanced smooth long finish. Rust En Vrede Shiraz Stellenbosch 2011 ($32): Full body with rich fruit flavors of blackberry and plum mixed with chocolate and spice, with fine tannins on the extended finish. Villa Antinori Toscano Rosso ($18): Medium in body with rich, ruby red color. Aromas of dark fruits and spice merge into the luscious palate, ending with a well-balanced finish of smooth tannins mixed with fruit, spice and vanilla. f c g h h u Enjoy Villa Antinori Toscano with your holiday dinner.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 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 TABLEDINE WITH WINE is Offered Daily Except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day:DINE 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. CUISINE NEWSAt Wylds Caf, the secret ingredient is imaginationWylds Caf in Bonita Springs is one of those restaurants that closes up during the less lucrative summer months. The seasonal break gives the staff a chance to recharge the batteries and refresh the menu. It also builds anticipation among loyal patrons for the fall reopening, and Wylds clearly has given fans reason for excitement over the years. Three local, classically trained chefs opened the restaurant in 2005 with a broadly American but certainly European-influenced menu. Its been a few years since Ive visited the Bonita Beach Road establishment, but it does not appear to have lost any of its luster. The food remains creatively conceived and consistently well executed, and the service staff exhibits a level of polish youd expect in tonier settings than an older strip center populated by a pet groomer, hair salon and other small businesses. Wylds website describes the dining room as casual but elegant, which it is. It also is extremely dark, though pendant lights suspended over the tables help illuminate the menu when youre considering options. The burgundy walls sport colorful abstract paintings, the work of local artists. Wine selections are wide-ranging and offered by the glass as well as halfand full bottle, and a nice variety of beers is served. I enjoyed a glass of Geyser Peak Uncensored ($10), a versatile red blend with deep, dark-berry notes and an inky purple hue. My companion had a glass of malbec ($9), but I failed to note the vintner. Wylds offers some of the same appetizers available all over the place but with a twist. The ubiquitous calamari, for instance, are tossed with crimini mushrooms, roasted red peppers and scallions in a scampi soy broth. You can get seared tuna if you must, or you can have it nacho-style on fried wontons. Even escargots ($13) benefit from a dash of imagination. Sauted and draped with garlic cream sauce, the tender little snails were served in a little boat of crisp prosciutto (presumably baked to retain its firmness and shape). The salty ham was a good counterpoint for the lush sauce, as was a petite salad of peppery baby arugula. All in all, it was good variation on the usual garlic butter preparation and hit a noteworthy range of flavor notes. In contrast to the restraint of that dish, the roast duck Napoleon ($12) was over the top portion-wise. Truly, it could have served as an entre. Flaky, buttery layers of puff pastry were layered with sauted shiitake mushrooms and roasted duck and laced with a garlic bechamel sauce. The meat was tender and juicy, with the texture of pulled pork but decidedly ducky. Its a bit much for an appetizer, but it did not go to waste. It was a good thing that the server asked if we preferred to have an interval before the next course. We needed it, and sometimes I do feel rushed when the main course comes too quickly on the heels of the first. Whatever your taste and appetite, theyre likely to be satisfied at Wylds. For comfort food, try the braised lamb shank or cranberry barbecued boneless short ribs. For a richer meal, lobster and boursin baked stuffed shrimp or a blue-cheese-topped filet mignon with a mountain of pommes frites will likely fit the bill. Walleye ($27) is commonly served in my homeland, Wisconsin, but its not often seen in Southwest Florida. I dont think the Wylds folks have Midwestern roots, because they put a spin on the fish Ive never seen: a Parmesan crust. Its certainly an effective and tasty way to seal in the fillets natural juices while adding a n utty, buttery grace note that accents but doesnt outshine the main attraction. A drizzling of tomatobasil beurre blanc complemented the fish, which was accompanied by skin-on mashed potatoes and tender-crisp green beans. Were hearing and reading a lot more about heirloom pork these days, and Wylds exploits the buzz with its select Kurobuta chop ($30). Kurobuta, or black hog, is the Japanese term for the Berkshire breed noted for its deep red meat and fine marbling. Its fatty compared to mainstream American pork, which has been bred toward the healthier but less flavorful lean side. The Kurobutas fat streaks equate to more flavor, juiciness and sweetness. The tender chop was beautifully charred, but the interior retained a blush of pink and a great deal of moisture. A blanket of grilled onions made for a simple, sweet garnish. Instead of potatoes, I upgraded to a creamy risotto studded with butternut squash and tweaked with fresh sage. Despite a hardy dinner, we could not resist Wylds sweet confections. The bread pudding ($8) was fluffier than most, flecked with pecans and trickled with caramel without becoming overly sweet. Another feat of fancy is the crme brulee ($8); the custard is tucked into a crepe, which is then topped with sugar and bruleed. Bravo! Heres to another season of Wyldly creative cuisine. Wylds Cafe 4271 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 947-0408 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: 4:30-9 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $8-$14; entrees, $18-$38 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served >> Specialties of the house: Modern American cuisine >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Attached lot >> Website: www.wyldscafe.comSuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor s p g b w t KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYLeft: The Kurobuta pork chop is exceptionally tender, juicy and sweet. Below: A napoleon is layers of puff pastry, roast duck and mushrooms. Above: Escargots with garlic cream sauce spill out of a prosciutto box. At right: For a twist on crme brulee, the custard is tucked into a crepe envelope.


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