This may be a Florida tradition as old as the states oldest golf courses, going back more than a century: As the weather warms up, fees drop. As winter visitors and tourists scatter north, more tee times at lower rates at more courses become available for full-time Floridians. Its happening on Southwest Florida golf courses as youre reading this. David Wasson, the Cypress Lake High School athletics and activities director and an avid golfer, said he typically plays only from May 1 to Sept. 30. Rates during seasonal months are simply too high for my budget, and many private and semi-private courses arent available during that time, said Mr. Wasson.Departing snowbirds signal season for local golfers BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent Imagination fuels iconic buggies through the century BUGGY Going Going WADDY THOMPSON / COURTESY PHOTO FLOIRIDA MEMORY PROJECTBY CYNTHIA MOTTFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE BUGGY, A8 SEE GOLF, A18 COURTESY PHOTOThe Creekside course at Bonita Bay Club ELMER MOTT IS HOLDING A 60-YEAR-OLD KODAK TIME capsule, one of men, guns, game, camp, fence, dress and buggy. He is older now than his grandfather was when the scene was captured. It provides a beloved glimpse of his people, all gone now, but still as warm and present to him as the sun. The camp is Uncle Bens Tin Shack Camp on Wilson Cypress. Granddaddy Thomas is sitting on the buggy. Uncle Ben and Dillon are standing,Top: The Naples Swamp Buggy races in 2012. Above: James Ben Thomas, Jeff Davis Thomas, Dillon Thomas, Tin Can Camp, Wilson Cypress, 1958. INSIDE PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. VI, No. 29 FREE WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 C-SCAPES A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 CLUB NOTES A21 TRAFFIC WATCH A20 PETS A26 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 FILM REVIEW C11 BOOK REVIEW C14 ANTIQUES C16 RESTAURANT REVIEW C27 A Night of TriumphThe Holocaust museums annual event, and more to-dos around town. C22-25 Music scholarsBayshore CAPA presents top winners in Naples Music Club competition. C1 The future is hereHomes automation goes mainstream. B1 Sobering statisticsDavid Lawrence Center knows the toll alcohol abuse takes on individuals, families and society. A22 V o l VI The Swamp Buggy Nights Classic takes place May 3.A9 >>inside:
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 Now accepting new patients. NORTH, CENTRAL AND EAST NAPLES:(239) 430-3668www.NaplesPodiatrist.com 8 Dangers of Foot/Ankle Deformities DR. ADARVE DPM DR. FAHIM DPM, AACFAS DR. LAM** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. TIMM* FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS** 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PLEASE JOIN The Dangers of Neglected Foot and Ankle PainRSVP 239-465-6623 COMMENTARYA personal view of the Bureau of Land ManagementCliven Bundy, the freshly minted antigovernment rock star from Nevada, thinks the Bureau of Land Management people are foreigners. He has other opinions about other kinds of people, too. He can express them all he wants from his 160-acre ranch, surrounded by his 14 adult children. As an American, he has the right to be wrong, and to prove it with his mouth or other body parts, as he chooses. The BLM is part of the Department of the Interior. It employs about 12,000 foresters, geologists, surveyors, recreation managers, firefighters, range cops and the like. All of them are Americans. They manage almost 250 million acres, most of it in the West, along with mineral rights under any and all public lands. (One of the BLMs crown jewels, ironically, is the tiny 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse parcel at the confluence of the Loxahatchee River and the Indian River Lagoon in northern Palm Beach County.) By manage, I mean they do this: Sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Those are the BLMs marching orders, and it carries them out. Its annual budget is about $1.3 billion, and its revenue stream exceeds $6 billion. Coal, oil and gas leases are extremely lucrative on western BLM lands. Companies lease tracts for 10 years, paying moderate rents but providing a percentage of their profits (if any) to the government. Those monies go for the usual roads and schools in communities, infrastructure and so on. Hunting and fishing on BLM lands is common. And so is ranching of cows and sheep. All that started with westward expansion only a couple of years after the Revolutionary War. Through the end of the 18th and all of the 19th centuries, U.S. policy amounted to this: Get the land mapped and surveyed, then move it into private hands by sale or lease so it could start making food and money for settlers, and thus revenue and security for the government. Our treatment of the Indians was consistently genocidal, but thats another story. Consequently, homesteading became a culture-altering government policy, one to which I am intimately tied. My grandparents, my uncles and aunts, my mother and father, my cousins, my sister, my brother and even now me (to a small extent) all of us were able to acquire or benefit from ranch lands in the West because of that policy. My grandfather Walter Nash, born in 1883, homesteaded 160 acres in Colorado exactly one century ago along with several other 160-acre tracts which he farmed in the name of his relatives. If Walter could work the land for five years and turn a profit, it became his. At 9,000 feet, that meant building miles of fence in the rockiest soil across wilderness previously inhabited by the Ute Indians. And it meant running cattle by moving them, to prevent overgrazing. In the high country west of Pikes Peak, one cow requires about 40 acres of range for sustainable forage, so it took a lot of land. In 1920 and under the stewardship of the General Land Office, the government created the Mineral Leasing Act, which is self-explanatory. Then in 1935, it set up the U.S. Grazing Service. Walter might have missed all that. He tried to join the Army in World War I when he was 34, and he tried again in World War II, when he was 58. He was told to go home and raise cows both times. By 1946 when Walter was 62, under President Harry S. Truman, the General Land Office and the U.S. Grazing Service were combined. They called it the Bureau of Land Management, which was just fine with him. Meanwhile, many of the old homesteaders around my grandfather failed or died. Living with no running water or electricity, working in the most rugged terrain and weather, losing children and mothers during birth, enduring the Great Depression followed by the war and its consequences for some families, drove them out. My grandfather thrived, however in part because hed married an intrepid woman from Kentucky. He was also smart, practical and tougher than just about anyone else. His two sons were much the same, so when they came back from World War II, that cattle ranch grew large. And for decades, including those of my youth in the 1950s and s, the BLM owned lands adjoining the Nash ranch. All those ranchers benefitted hugely from their government neighbor. By leasing BLM land, they could graze their cows off their own range at very little cost 25 cents an animal for a summer not long after the war, my mother recalls.Even today, the cost to put a cow and calf on a BLM tract is probably in the neighborhood of $20 a year. As a result, the Nashes happily paid their leases. The BLM was seen as a friend, not a foe. The government also provided ranchers with low-interest loans for more land, and like it does for all food producers it gave them huge agricultural tax exemptions. All of which amounts to this: For more than 200 years, the U.S. government has gone out of its way to nurture the interests of farmers and ranchers (except Indians). That support is a form of long-term welfare. And for good reason. If farmers and ranchers keep producing food, we keep getting to eat it. Its the logic of any welfare: make somebody more productive, and everybody else benefits. Thats why I resent Cliven Bundy so deeply. A swaggering showboat, Mr. Bundy owns enough land to support about eight jackrabbits and a couple of cows. For decades, hes relied entirely on the BLM lands around him your land and my land, in other words. And hes refused to pay the cattle leases on our land. He calls us foreigners. He says we have no place there because we dont live in Nevada. He thinks he can break the law and scoff at the rest of us, and call himself a freedom lover. And I think hes wrong. Fortunately, I can express my opinion, too. l r p m i c rogerWILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Race matters: Resegregation and the rollback of affirmative action I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever. So proclaimed Alabama Gov. George Wallace more than a half-century ago. His proudly racist rhetoric was matched by heinous actions: Murders, lynchings and systemic violence, often endorsed or organized by state and local governments, were inflicted on AfricanAmericans and their allies struggling for civil rights. Despite that, those fighting for equality prevailed. Among the successes were the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, affirmative action and court-ordered integration of schools. But with this weeks U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting Michigans ban against affirmative action in state university admissions, and with the increasing resegregation of schools, it seems like Wallaces dream of segregation forever may be alive and all too well. Nikole Hannah-Jones is an investigative journalist with the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, which has just published her yearlong, 9,000-word piece on the resegregation of public schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This remarkable report, Segregation Now, notes that In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened. The Brown decision, issued in May of 1954, covered several pending court cases (all organized by the NAACP) challenging school segregation. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren authored the unanimous decision, writing, We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of separate but equal has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Hannah-Jones tells the history of school desegregation in Tuscaloosa through the lens of three generations of the Dent family. James Dent grew up in Jim Crow Alabama, never sharing a classroom with a white student. His daughter, Melissa, first went to an integrated middle school in 1980. It had taken decades for Tuscaloosa to implement desegregation, and then only by additional court orders. The citys two high schools were consolidated into one, Central High, which became a state powerhouse of excellence, both academic and athletic. Melissa went on to become the first in her familys history to graduate from college. But this golden era of desegregation was short-lived. Tuscaloosa has become one of the most rapidly resegregating school districts in the country, Hannah-Jones explained on our Democracy Now! news hour. In 2000, when a federal judge released Tuscaloosa from its court order, the school board immediately voted to split up Central [High School]. Because of fears of white flight ... they created three high schools two integrated and one that was entirely black. Here is her key finding: a new kind of segregation. While there are no whites only schools in Tuscaloosa, as there were up until 1979, there is now a struggling blacks only school Central High. The irony is that Central High School is actually located in an integrated neighborhood, but the white students right across the street from the school are gerrymandered into a district to go to an integrated school, and that Central was created as a black school by the intentional drawing of district lines. The problem is not limited to the Deep South. UCLAs Civil Rights Project has been tracking national trends. Surprisingly, it found that New York has the most segregated schools in the country. ... Heavily impacting these state rankings is New York City, home to the largest and one of the most segregated public school systems in the nation. The UCLA report repeatedly uses a term that is now common in academic circles studying resegregation: apartheid schools those schools with less than 1 percent white student enrollment. The report continues, Across New York City, 73 percent of charters were considered apartheid schools and 90 percent were intensely segregated (less than 10 percent white enrollment) schools in 2010. This weeks Supreme Court decision will surely continue the trend of resegregation from high schools into colleges. The 6-2 vote upheld the Michigan ban on race-based affirmative action in state university admissions. Chief Justice John Roberts expressed his feelings about race in 2007, when he controversially said, The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in her dissent from the majority this week, wrote, My colleagues are of the view that we should leave race out of the picture entirely and let the voters sort it out. ... It is a sentiment out of touch with reality. The reality is, racial discrimination and segregation go hand in hand. Racism may not boom from a governors podium as it did in 1963 with George Wallace, but a racially divided America can never be equal. 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 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller. OPINION h i s t o u amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly The stupid hounding of Condi RiceIf Condoleezza Rice were as selfpitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it is about her race and gender that accounts for the hostility to her. Rices speaking gigs on college campuses and her ascension to the board of the Internet company Dropbox have sparked protests calling for her to be disinvited, cashiered and generally isolated and shamed. Condi Rice is not a natural lightning rod. Shes such a disreputable figure that shes on the board of the Kennedy Center and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Shes such a lightweight that shes a Stanford University professor. Shes such a yahoo that she once accompanied Yo-Yo Ma on the piano. The mob nonetheless believes that her due punishment for serving the wrong administration in the wrong cause should be banishment. When the University of Minnesota invited her to give a lecture as part of a series marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the schools faculty roused itself. Roughly 200 of them demanded that the invitation be revoked, partly because she is unfit to be part of a civil-rights lecture series. What would give anyone the idea that a woman who was the nations first female African-American secretary of state, who experienced Jim Crow firsthand during her childhood in Alabama, who was friends with one of the girls killed in the Birmingham church bombing would have anything relevant to say about civil rights? The Minnesota professors say that it is in a spirit of free expression that they ask for the reversal of Rices invitation. Because nothing says free expression like shutting down someones lecture. They claim they would love to have Rice come to the school on some other occasion. Presumably to sit in the dock at a mock war-crimes trial. The Rutgers faculty reacted in a similar vein to the selection of Rice as the schools commencement speaker. Does the Rutgers faculty really think Rice will urge graduating students to go out and start wars of choice and do extraordinary renditions? If the past is any guide, Rice will tell the Rutgers students about the importance of getting an education, of finding their passion, of being optimistic you know, all the truly dark stuff that animates quasi-war criminals. The hounding of Rice, naturally, all goes back to Bush national-security policy. If support for the Iraq War is a mark of odiousness, though, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and John Kerry should never be allowed to set foot on a campus or sit on a corporate board, since they all voted to authorize it. But Rices critics arent interested in argument. As usual, her harassment is about narrowing the range of respectability so as to limit the parameters of political debate. This time, it is failing. The leaders of the University of Minnesota, Rutgers and Dropbox have refused to dump Rice. Of course, if the typical rules applied, the fierce opposition to her would be attributed to racism, sexism and any other handy -ism. Just imagine what Eric Holder would say if his opponents embarked on a concerted campaign to silence and shun him. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 showing off their turkeys. That little machine was like a four-wheeler, way ahead of its time. It was not four-wheel drive, but we ran chains on the back tires and because it was light it would go about anywhere. You could weave your way through a cypress head and it would wade deep water. Pointing to a horned skull at the feet of the men in the photo, he adds, Theres quite a story behind the cow head on the ground. I need to share it with you sometime. Swamp buggies were born of necessity. The South Florida landscape, with its razor-sharp sawgrass, toothy overgrown lizards and billion bugs, ensured rough going for early woodsmen. But the area teemed with wild game that provided table meat for their families. Favorites included deer, turkey, hogs, frogs, turtles and an assortment of birds, such as curlews, known locally as Chokoloskee chicken. Hunting in the region was the keepstarvation-at-bay sort; it took hardscrabble, dont-mind-some-suffering grit to make it. The Indians had it, and so did the newcomers who entered their territory. Early pioneer transportation included walking, oxen carts and horses of small size and sure foot known as marsh tackies. But Henry Fords Model A automobile ushered in a new species of local vehicle. They were called by many names, all ending in buggy: swamp, marsh, Glades, woods, hunting, birding or just simply buggy. Small buggies were dubbed puddle jumpers or skeeters. One built low to the ground was called an old man buggy. The motorized, wheeled creations were born of need, desire and imagination. They were not standardized, but were built from the frame up out of whatever materials could be scrounged, built or bought. In Maria Stones book Swamp Buggy Fever, swamp buggy racer Roger McCandless recalled: I really couldnt afford it, but I was determined to build some kind of buggy. We went together and bought an old piece of one that Summerall had. I took the motor out of my car and put it in that old buggy. At times a running buggy was more important than a mans only car. The men credited with piecing together the first bona fide swamp buggies were Ed Frank and his brother-in-law, George Espenlaub. They began their tinkering around 1918 with three simple goals: to build a lightweight vehicle that had good traction and high clearance. Early buggy paths followed Indian and ox cart trails that had stumps about 18 inches high, the common clearance for ox cart axles.Blazing a trailIn 1923 a group of men calling themselves the Tamiami Trail Blazers set out from Fort Myers in 10 early-model automobiles to drive across the trackless wild to Miami. They wanted to prove it could be done to encourage the completion of the highway. What was to be a several-days journey instead took 18. One of the party, Frank Lewis of Everglades, kept a journal that offers grueling, colorful proof of their hardships: The car Mr. Hill is driving is somewhat worse for wear. Front spring broken, radius rod bent and tied with wire, and car runs sidewise, muffler torn off, all four fenders dented, but otherwise he is in good condition. And: Part of the way our cars would run under their own power until a soft spot would be reached, when they would bog down and have to be pulled out. In marshy places, I saw mud fly from our wheels 30 feet into the air in a regular shower, and pushing our car I have been plastered with mud, mud all over my clothes, mud down the back of my neck, mud in the pocket of my shirt, and when I reached camp at 8 oclock at night, I dug a great gob of mud from my hair. Theirs was the first motorized parade across the Everglades. It was a parade that never stopped, in spite of the fact that some places were considered so impossible to get through, one local commented, A buzzard will fly around it to keep his shadow from getting stuck! The Trail Blazers proved that penetrating the interior by vehicle was possible. Generations of buggy builders and buzzards filled their wake. The goal shared by all early buggies was an ability to get people into the swamps and hammocks and, ideally, back out again. One Naples rig was named One Way. Its owner explained: As in shell take you in, but you might be walking back out. Tales of dogs and buggiesEvery buggy is as individual as the fingerprint of the person who put it together. It is an adapted, tweaked, honed creation of its owner. Features are dictated by purpose and terrain. Airplane tires will keep a buggy from sinking in muck; tractor tires provide gripping action through slick marl and over sharp rock. Ask an owner to describe his buggy and you will get some combination of features: body, frame, tire type and size, engine, year, who crafted which parts and nearly always a name. The Land Yacht was built in 1988 by Bruce Lee, not the action movie hero, says Mike Abell, a friend who trusted me behind the wheel of his big baby. It has a Toyota engine, is bolted onto a Toyota four-speed manual transmission, which is all installed on a Chevy Blazer frame and running gear, with tractor tires. Its Gum Swamps first hybrid vehicle! Every buggy also boasts falling-off and dog stories. Nancy Mott hit a jackpot with both: We were easing down a dirt road with Tuffy, our hound dog, stretched out across the warm hood sleeping. He had probably been hunting all night not with us, of course. He had a dream or something and suddenly sprang up and sailed off the hood, directly in the path of the buggy. Of course our buggy didnt have brakes, and so both wheels on the right side rolled over him. We finally came to a stop and looked back expecting to see him dead, but Tuffy got up, shook himself and trotted after us looking ashamed. The big wide tires and soft sand spared him. She giggles at the memory. He may have been a little sore, but he was too embarrassed to mention it.Links to a time gone byA big part of buggy building and running was, and remains, ingenuity and having some can-do tricks. Waddy Thompson, mechanical genius and builder of cannons that shoot melons, offers this: Did you know that bubble gum will stop a gas leak where the fuel bowl of a carburetor corrodes all the way through? One time we also put black pepper in the radiator so it would hold enough water to get us home. My dad had a front axle break off so he chained a cypress sapling post between the bumper and what was left of the axle, so that the end of it would drag on the ground but support that side of the front of the buggy. They drove it to the camp that way. Modern buggies have come a long way from their early ancestors, and several times a year, for a nearly half a century, they are raced in east Naples. Some argue that todays swamp buggies are glorified rocket mud-boats, and that cant be entirely denied. However, they are legitimate offspring of their more BUGGYFrom page 1 FLORIDA MEMORY PROJECTTamiami Trail Blazers, 1923. Elmer and Nancy Mott, Tuffy buggy, 1962.FLORIDA MEMORY PROJECTPaul Frank and Henry Espenlaub, participating in Naples Swamp Buggy Race, 1950. Waddy Thompson, 1966, on Creepin Crosley, a Crosley car made into a swamp buggy. Behind it, the Alley Oop II, an early racing buggy.WADDY THOMPSON / COURTESY PHOTO2012 Naples Swamp Buggy racers.SEE BUGGY, A9
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Challenger Jake Rush (in his day job, a lawyer) portrays supernatural characters as a prominent member of the national Minds Eye Society and Floridas Covenant of the Poisoned Absinthe, including a vampire named Chazz Darling, who, according to a Yahoo message board, once left an explicit, body-parts-bloodying threat to a role-player with whom he had been feuding. (The Florida political report SaintPetersBlog broke the story and was quickly criticized, less by Mr. Rushs political defenders than by the indignant cosplay community, feeling mocked.)Government in action A scandal erupted in 2013 at Minot (N.D.) Air Force Base when missilelaunch specialists were charged with cheating on proficiency tests, but additional documents uncovered by the Associated Press in March 2014 show that the problem was worse than originally reported. The overall missilelaunch program, run by missileers, was judged substandard the equivalent of an F grade in school and rehabilitated in the eyes of Air Force officers only because the 91st Missile Wing Commands support staff (cooks, drivers, clerks, etc.) scored very high and brought the commands overall performance to the equivalent of a D. The tax software company Vertex reported in March, via the Tax Foundation, that tax-hating American states have somehow organized themselves into nearly 10,000 sales/use-tax jurisdictions with distinct rules, coverages or exemptions. Ironically, states criticized as tax profligates sometimes have the simplest systems (e.g., one set of rules covering the entire state, such as in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.) while states regarded as refuges from intrusive government often have the most complicated (e.g., 310 different jurisdictions in Utah, 587 in Oklahoma, 994 in Iowa and 1,515 in Texas). Formally asking a sweetheart to please be my (boyfriend/girlfriend) is said to be a traditional romantic milestone in Japanese relationships, and the town of Nagareyama in Chiba Prefecture now provides a government document to commemorate that big step (for a filing fee, of course). In fact, according to the news site RocketNews24. com, since only one party need file the document, the town hopes the form will become a strategic step to declare ones love without the need for messy, faceto-face, rejection-risking confrontation (and also become a robust municipalrevenue producer).Great art British artist Millie Brown, 27, profiled in January in Londons Daily Mail, creates Jackson Pollock-style canvases by vomiting on them after ingesting colored soy milk. Ms. Brown (whose work hangs in Londons Ripleys Believe It or Not! showcase) said she fasts for two days prior to public performances and, as the show starts, times her ingestions so that the proper hues dont prematurely mix in her stomach. Her appearance, at work, in a Lady Gaga music video brought her a somewhat larger audience. Said the understated Ms. Brown, I am able to challenge peoples perceptions of beauty. Paris Hunting and Wildlife Museum hosted, from April 1 13, artist Abraham Poinchevals real-time demonstration of birth and rebirth his living completely inside a hollowed-out bear carcass the entire time, eating, drinking, reading, sleeping and relieving himself (down the bears legs) before a live camera, with a viewing window for spectators. Mr. Poincheval, who in a previous installation lived for a while in a hole, likened the experience merely to the cramped quarters of astronauts.ut had taken the wheel to try to drive it off. NEWS OF THE WEIRDB Y CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEsaid, adding he was quite surprised to see the documentary premiere last spring. Since then, he has become somewhat of a local celebrity among friends and neighbors who are eager to learn more about the actions of this amazing unit. Most of us would never know this story without the exhaustive efforts of filmmaker Rick Beyer. After meeting with Martha Gavin, the daughter of Ghost Army veteran John Jarvie, Mr. Beyer was hooked on working to bring the story to life. His first interviews for the project took place in 2005. Mr. Beyer collaborated with Elizabeth Sayles, the daughter of another Ghost Army veteran, to co-curate the Artists of Deception exhibit at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida. Included in the exhibit are original and reproductions items used by the Ghost Army: patches of the units they impersonated, radio equipment necessary for the deception and artwork created by the soldiers during their time in Europe. An encore screening of the documentary will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the museum, with Mr. Nemeth returning for a question-and-answer session after the film. A book created to accompany the exhibit and DVDs of the documentary are available for purchase at the museum. The Holocaust Museum & Education Center is at 4760 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. Admission is free for members, $10 for adults and $5 for students. The screening of The Ghost Army is included in the cost of admission on May 18. Reservations are requested, as space is limited. Call 263-9200 or email Danielle@ holocaustmuseumswfl.org to reserve a seat. Regular museum hours are 12:30-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday (guided tours offered at 1 and 2:30 p.m.) and 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (guided tours at 1:30 p.m.). For more information about the museum, visit www.holocausemuseumswfl. org. GHOST ARMYFrom page 10
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Ends April 15th! 855-282-7854www.Florida4Braces.com $ 129 *ORTHODONTICSpecialists of Florida really hydrated in the heat for a full 18. The plummeting rates Mr. Wasson alluded to can be found just about everywhere. Check out the rates at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. At the height of season from Jan. 1 to April 13, a round on its two courses costs $195. It dropped to $160 for the second half of April and dips again for May to $105. The summer time rate, which lasts more than summer on a calendar, is $80 from June 1 to Sept. 30. Thats less than half the cost at the height of season. Same beautiful courses at less than half the cost in winter. Thats the sort of situation that should brighten the faces of local golfers and lighten their wallets a lot less alarmingly than in season. During season you cant even get on some courses, said Naples resident John Dunagan. Another benefit of golfing this time of year is the summer reciprocal agreements courses have with one another. Members at one course can play other courses in the area at reduced rates. Mr. Dunagan, a 48-year-old software developer, said hes a member of Royal Wood Golf & Country Club in Naples. But thanks to summertime reciprocals he and others from Royal Wood get to play courses such as Miromar Lakes, Bonita Bay West, the Quarry and others. Mr. Dunagan and his wife, Cheryl, play golf around 80 times a year. During season its typically just at Royal Wood. You become a horse for the course, Mr. Dunagan said. He estimated about 55 of the 80 or so rounds a year they play are between May 1 and Oct. 31. And many of those rounds are places other than Royal Wood. As the weather heats up, locals are challenged by playing a variety of courses. Theres yet another plus to summertime golf in Southwest Florida. I definitely play more golf this time of year, but its more than just a pricedriven reason, said Mike Cannington, operations and marketing director at Bowling Management Associates who is also an avid golfer. I love the longer hours of playing time in the summer. I can actually come home from a day of work and still get out and play nine holes. Less congestion on courses this time of year is a huge benefit as well. I cant stand five-plus hour rounds. Finally, throw in the fact that playing is cheaper and its a recipe for great times on the links. And it will be until the temperatures start dipping in the fall and the rates rise again. COURTESY PHOTOBonita Bay Club.
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Contact Donna Issenmann by calling 431-6524 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or Connie Kindsvater by calling 597-7878 or emailing email@example.com. The Naples Christian Womens Connection holds its next luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Quail Creek Country Club. Guest speaker Yvonne Hancock will present At Last, the Pearl of Great Price. Royalty & Hollywood Jewelry will have a display and pieces for purchase, and vocalist Ginny Williams will entertain. Guests are asked to bring diapers for newborns to be donated to charity. Cost is $23. Call 254-0584 to make a reservation. For more information, visit www.cwcfl.net. The Republican Women of Southwest Florida Federated meet from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Brio at Waterside Shops. $25 includes dinner; a cash bar will be available. RSVP by calling 431-5224 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Digital Photography Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Edison State College-Collier Campus, Building J-Conference Center. The next meeting is May 8. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit www.dpi-sig.org. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers.com. 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 May 15. Call 513-4568 for location. 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 Pamela Houze at (214) 355-6069. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. 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 email@example.com. 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. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 Skin Cancer Institute Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Camisa Psoriasis Center Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Medical Spa Melanoma MayFree Skin Cancer ScreeningsFor new patients only. Must have an appointment. 1-800-591-DERM (3376)Bonita Springs 25987 South Tamiami Trail, Unit 90 Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Melanoma InitiativeThei on P ass www.RiverchaseDermatology.comAlcohol abuse is often coupled with a mental health condition BY SCOTT BURGESS, CEOSpecial to Florida WeeklyThrough our prevention and education efforts, David Lawrence Center seeks to encourage people to make healthy, safe choices and educate our fellow citizens about the risks, facts and treatment solutions available for addiction so we can instill hope, offer help and strengthen the health, safety and wellness of our community. Behind cigarettes, alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances commonly ingested. The CDC reports that alcohol kills 88,000 people per year in the United States and estimates the cost to the country is $224 billion every year. Drinking alcoholic beverages if often seen as a way to relax, socialize or celebrate, but drinking too much or drinking as a way of dealing with feelings of anxiety or depression can lead to devastating consequences. Drinking in excess increases your chances of being injured or even killed. Alcohol is a factor in about 60 percent of fatal burn injuries, drownings and homicides; 50 percent of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults; and 40 percent of suicides and fatal motor vehicle crashes and falls. In the long term, heavy alcohol use can lead to serious organ damage, memory problems, sleep disorders, difficulty managing diabetes, high blood pressure and many other conditions. Drinking during pregnancy can cause serious challenges for the baby including brain damage. In addition to chronic, excessive drinking, intermittent binge drinking is also a major health issue. Binge drinking affects 38 million U.S. adults. Even more alarming, according to the 2012 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, 6.3 percent of middle school students and 17.7 percent of high school students surveyed in Collier County reported binge drinking. Both local statistics are higher than the state average. Simply put, heavy use of alcohol creates significant ill effects in terms of health, behavior and well being. Its crippling impact is far reaching, affecting family, friends, employers and society as a whole. The challenges associated with alcohol and addiction are of the utmost concern for the David Lawrence Center. An ever-increasing number of our clients seeking substance abuse treatment as many as 60 percent also have a mental health diagnosis. Both conditions must be addressed for treatment to be optimally effective, and understanding the correlation is imperative. According to the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, alcohol alters serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter used by the brain to regulate mood. Imbalances in serotonin are thought to cause mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. David Lawrence Centers addictionologist and psychiatrists assess for both mental health and substance abuse conditions in the process of determining the effective treatment, a host of which are available via our specialized addictions program known as Crossroads. Our Crossroads specialists might recommend outpatient individual or group counseling. Sometimes the appropriate treatment is a more intensive level of care, such as inpatient medical detoxification and/or residential care. Our twoto four-week residential program takes a holistic, national best practice approach to treatment that includes: personalized lengths of stay; evidencebased therapies; innovative, adjunctive therapies such as art therapy, equinefacilitated therapy, yoga and pet therapy; individualized wellness education as well as structured fitness and recreation. As a nonprofit organization founded and governed by community leaders, David Lawrence Center is dedicated to ensuring help is available to everyone in need. We realize seeking treatment is sometimes a challenging decision for individuals and families. As such we work very hard to break down real and artificial barriers to attaining treatment. We offer care at a cost few, if any, can match. We seek to work collaboratively with the whole family system. And we offer excellent, cutting-edge care in a comfortable and welcoming environment conducive for treatment success. In doing so, all can be engaged in the journey toward health and wellness. So how can you help someone in need? First, provide encouragement and hope. Many have been down the challenging roads of addiction and have found health and wellness. As long as someone is engaged in the recovery HEALTHY LIVINGHealth care becoming more about prevention than about repairPrevention is rapidly becoming the goal of health-care systems and entire communities as our nation focuses on living longer, happier and healthier lives. In this quest, NCH is collaborating, sharing best practices, learning from others and now, most importantly, demonstrating success with reproducible and robust execution. Along with like-minded local organizations and individuals, we are leading all of Southwest Florida to a healthier lifestyle, ultimately to change our culture and serve as a huge economic benefit and catalytic attraction. With these goals in mind, Chief Development Officer Jim Martin and I traveled to Iowa to see what we might learn from the 10th healthiest state in our nation (Florida ranks 30th, according to Gallup-Healthways). In Iowa, 10 of the 93 cities that applied were chosen to start the process toward being designated as Blue Zones, places where more people live longer and healthier lives (read more at www.healthways.com). Tony Buettner, project manager of Iowas Blue Zones Communities project, took me on a tour of Cedar Falls, whose two-year-old Blue Zone program has already demonstrated success: With 30 percent of the citys population having pledged to participate, there has been a 5 percent decrease in weight on average and a similar drop in cholesterol, and theres a discernibly more prideful community culture. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 -$1 with card* AS SEEN ON TV PET TALESCat vax adviceEven an indoor kitten can benefit from a feline leukemia vaccination BY DR. MARTY BECKER AND KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickIs your kitten vaccinated for feline leukemia virus? You may not have thought to do so if you plan for him to be an indoor cat, but veterinary immunology expert Ronald Schultz, DVM, says that vaccination during kittenhood, followed by a single booster vaccination at 1 year of age, is the best way to prevent the spread of the disease and reduce its incidence. Feline leukemia virus is the most common cause of cancer in cats and can cause various blood disorders. Some cats with the disease have poor immune systems and are unable to fight off infections. Signs of the disease include appetite loss, weight loss, poor coat condition, pale gums and persistent diarrhea. In the United States, approximately 2 to 3 percent of cats are infected with the virus. Thats a low percentage, but its still a serious disease that is highly communicable. Infected cats shed the virus through bodily fluids such as saliva, milk, urine and feces. They can spread it when they groom other cats, share food and water bowls, or use the same litter box. Nursing mothers can pass it on through their milk. Kittens younger than 4 months and sick cats have the highest risk of infection and a higher rate of infection 13 percent or more. Cats who are vaccinated as kittens and boosted at 1 year will most likely have lifelong protection from the disease, even if they never receive another vaccination. Age-related resistance to the disease typically develops when cats are about a year old. If we could have as many cats immune as possible, we probably would start to see very little FeLV, Dr. Schultz says. Now some people say Well, its not that common anyway, but it still creates some significant disease. Many cat owners whose pets dont go outside skip this vaccine, assuming that its not necessary. But cats can be escape artists or experience changes in lifestyle. I know an awful lot of indoor kittens that became outdoor cats, Dr. Schultz says. Can we ever know when that animal is a kitten that its never going to go outside and never be in contact with a potentially persistently viremic cat? The answer to that is no. Other concerns include potential reactions to the vaccine, which can include swelling or pain at the injection site, lethargy or fever. Some cats develop granulomas (inflammatory nodules) or sarcomas (soft tissue tumors) at the injection site. The University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine suggests using a recombinant FeLV vaccine, citing evidence that this type of vaccine is associated with a decreased risk of sarcoma formation. The advisory panel of the American Association of Feline Practitioners seconds Dr. Schultzs advice to vaccinate kittens and boost the vaccination when they are a year old, but it does not consider FeLV a core vaccine, meaning one that is recommended for all cats. Adult cats should be vaccinated for FeLV only if they are at risk, according to the AAFP. Cats are at risk if they go outdoors, live with other cats who are known to be infected with FeLV, or live with other cats whose disease status is unknown. If you discover that one of your cats has FeLV, have any other cats in your home tested for the disease. If they are infection-free, its best to have them live separately from the infected cat so they dont share food and water bowls or litter boxes. Ask your veterinarian about the pros and cons of having the uninfected cats vaccinated, since vaccination doesnt help cats who are already infected. 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By his own admission, he did not read many newspapers or listen to financial news, as he felt it was a distraction from the real learning process. He felt that the media skewed investor perceptions. Instead, he read corporate annual reports by the hundreds. As many of the largest public companies will soon be releasing their 2013 year-end annual reports, you might want to make a list of several companies annuals that you will want to read. Your reading shoud span several sectors: e.g., railroad, car manufacturing, technology, food processing, healthcare, energy, etc. If you undertake that discipline for 10 years, you will amass a large knowledge base across diverse sectors of the economy. In addition to corporate annual report reading, many enlightened investors allocate effort and time to read several good investment books each year. 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If you know that you have bought high and sold low; if you have wrongly exited a stock because it missed earnings expectations by a penny; if you allocate much time to watching financial pundits but recognize that individually and collectively they have a terrible track record in market predictions; if you chase yesterdays great performers; etc., then you are human, and you should read this book. Second, the novice investor needs to know that even he can find his way through the investing maze. A book that helps beginning investors is a classic by legendary mutual fund manager Peter Lynch: One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market. Mr. Lynch affirms that the typical amateur investor has advantages over the typical mutual fund manager. The unseasoned investor is perfectly capable of spotting companies that: have a great new product, are entering a new market or have a new management team posed to turning a dull, desultory or damaged company into a superstar. Not that the numbers are unimportant; numbers follow breakthrough products. Third, everyone needs to be reminded that their investing brilliance often is many times due to a bull market that a crash will one day bring humanity back to their doorstep. Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises by Charles Kindle Berger describes peculiar excesses and how they are followed by a revulsion from such excesses; manias are followed by panics, crashes or crises. He describes how, somewhere along the way, the logic in investment thinking gets caught up with the emotions of profits and in the panic, how their investment thinking gets short circuited by the fear of further loss. Fourth, most experienced investors eventually develop their investment style; they hone in on a strategy that works best for them. It is tailored to the specifics of the way they think, act, emote, how they want to live and allocate time and resources to investing, and the skills they bring to the table and resources. Just One Thing: Twelve of the Worlds Best Investors Reveal the One Strategy You Cant Overlook by John Mauldin takes investors beyond Messers Graham and Dodd, or Templeton or Buffet or Lynch etc. Mr. Mauldins greats include Dennis Hartman who describes the Rules of Trading; A Gary Shilling who writes on bonds; and host of lesser known names. but all hugely successful. There is plenty of room for weirdness in investing and plenty of money to be made in these unique styles. Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports by Howard Schlitz presents a universal message: that investors should always assume that (publicly traded companies have) the urge to exaggerate the positive and hide the negative will never disappear. And where the temptation exists, shenanigans often follow. The financial misrepresentations and/or financial falsities in annual reports verbiage and financial statements happens if there is intent to mislead and it even happens when there is no intent to mislead. For instance, equity rock stars growing so fast often cannot handle their attendant financial reporting requirements; these managers live in a euphoric world of high-fives and deny anything that dampers their super star status. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 Group West in Naples. If you can imagine it, we can pretty much do it. During the downturn there was reduced demand for the add-on components, says Steve Miller, vice president of London Bay Homes and the builders IT guy by default because of his interest and knowledge in home technology. Buyers got back to the basics but weve been seeing increasing demand in the past two years. The advantages of home technology is its scalability and customization. A buyers predisposition and comfort level with technology also factor into the equation, says Mr. Miller. Lighting control still ranks among the top features not only because it paints a mood with the push of a button but also removes wall clutter rows of confusing light switches. Apps and integration with smartphones also aid in selling home technology. Imagine driving home and logging in to adjust the temperature, turn the lights on and set the spa to warm up, says Mr. Miller. As you pull in the driveway and hit the garage door opener, technology behind the scenes is disarming security and cuing up your favorite music station. Beyond lifestyle and ambience, technology can also stave off homeowner headaches, simultaneously sending email alerts to residents, their subcontractors and property managers should an air conditioner stop working. Some systems even monitor for appliances inadvertently left on and whos had access to a home through smart lock door technology. Ryan Goff, owner of Fort Myers Coastal Living Electrical, is beginning to introduce energy-saving technology from his commercial work into residential projects. Were doing to lot of neat commercial projects that really benefit the residential side, he says. More businesses are using control systems and motion sensors to turn lights on and minimize electric use. Automation has become so complex, we can install temperature sensors in all rooms so the air conditioning system finds a happy medium. If the room gets too hot, the shades close. Light sensors can provide a preset lighting level, compensating for sunlight by activating shades or diming lights for exact lighting. Business, he says, has been crazy, so busy, in fact, Mr. Goff is planning to open a division geared specifically to home automation. Introducing the latest and greatest technology can add anywhere from two to 10 percent to a homes cost, Mr. Miller estimates. On the low side of the range, buyers are building the house for technology but not make making the investment. On the high side, a client can spend $300,000 for technology in a $3 million home. Its happened, but its not the norm. Coastal Living has had some $30,000 home tech projects, says manager Jacquie Goff. Prices vary by what a customer wants, whether its electric shutters, light automation or a coffee pot on a timer, she says. Most of the time customers usually want more generic technology but there are high-tech projects out there. Unlike most home automation systems powered by a central component, much like the mainframe computer of yesteryear, Bang & Olufsens new technology will be controlled through the TV, which already include motorized stands with swivel and tilt capabilities linked with its remote. Theres no iPad or touchscreen, no oversized AV closet. Just a programmable remote that calls up a side panel on the screen to let own-ers check lighting and ceiling fans in other rooms or see whos at the front door. If youre watching a show and the sun is coming down, you go into the menu and push the control to close the shades, says Mr. Pekun. Essentially, were simplifying home automation systems. In the past, if you had a problem, you had to call the person who programmed and installed the service and not touch the equipment. Youre pretty much stuck with that one person. With our technology, if you want to add another cable box to the TV, you plug it in, go on the TV and select that option. It walks you through everything on the screen. If you add wireless speakers you tell the system where theyre located in the room. Tricked-out home technology is still a hard sell for most homeowners, especially if installing a $30,000 system competes with upgrading to stone floors or marble countertops. It can often turn into a battle of the sexes. But ultimately many of the lighting and temperature control features reduce a homes energy costs. The thing about home technology is you have to find a way to make it practical so clients see a payback, says Mr. Goff. Thats a big hurdle. Mr. Goff has found several clients who like the look and light-it-up practicality of pool cage lights, low-voltage LEDS strategically placed to illuminate dark corners of the lanai and incorporated into the homes automation to turn on at dusk. The lighting cost ranges from $1,600 to $3,000 depending on the size of the cage and the navigability obstacles posed by an existing pool. We get calls all the time from people who want this feature, says Ms. Goff. Perhaps not practical but totally cool is Kohlers Numi toilet, which at $5,978 provides one royal flush (pun totally intended). Personalized settingings allow users to fine tune their preferences from ambient colored lighting to wireless music sync capabilities plus a heated seat and foot warmer. An intuitive touch-screen remote is sold separately. The company has upgraded the Numi for 2014, its new features kept under wraps until May 1. The Kohler Numi toilet has been unbelievably popular, says Travis Rotelli, a designer at the Kohler Design Center in Kohler, Wisc. Consumers love its features and visitors (to the design center) are in awe of the Numi. They cant wait to check out the features and play with the controls. The heating and lighting features are definitely some of the favorites whether its the heated seat in cold weather or lighted seat in the middle of night. All of this new technology is best when built into a new home with designated areas for AV equipment, cable boxes and appropriate wiring, says Mr. Miller. But wireless technology has aided the market for retrofits and remodeling and it provides heightened security no snipped telephone and alarm wires. Theres also more focus on security, in light of recent home invasions in Naples. The big thing in the past 10 years has been the reliability factor of home technology, Mr. Miller says. Programs are more simplified and easier to use. Before home automation was something exotic, says Mr. Pekun. Now, the ease of use and price point are bringing it to the small apartment and 20,000-square-foot home. Theres definitely a move to home automation and new builders who are not ready for technology, who tend to shy away from it because it seems complicated are making a mistake. If you go to sell your home in three or four years, every other house is going to have it. AUTOMATEDFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOSA Bang & Olufsen home. Kohlers Numi toilet, which at $5,978 provides one royal flush. We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Conventional FHA VA USDA Florida Bond HomePathLet our experienced loan of cers place you in the very best loan product that suits your needs. 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Copyright (C) 2014ADVERTORIAL Awards & Recognition Chelsea Birczak, director of marketing and communications for the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, and Cindy Burgess, director of special events for the chamber, have been awarded National Institute Scholarships by the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance and membership, institute participants enhance their organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively. Greg Green, owner of the Fort Myers-based Gg Designs, has been named Designer of Distinction at Miromar Design Center for the month of May. Mr Greens portfolio of designs includes beachfront homes and condominiums, golf course clubhouses and private yachts. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve. Teresa Morgenstern, director of communications and PIO for Edison State College, was recognized as Business Currents Contributor of the Year by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Board Appointments The following new board members and officers have been named to serve the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida for 2014-15:Board members Nancy Near; Carolyn Rogers, vice president, development and communications, Southwest Florida Community Foundation; William Schroder, senior vice president, private client advisor, U.S. Trust; Donald Thomson, attorney, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt P.A.; Douglas Wiebel, president and managing shareholder, Weibel, Hennells & Carufe PLLC; and Steven Rusty Whitley partner, Wiltshire, Whitely, Richardson & English, CPA.Officers Charles Hopkins, president; Steven Rusty Whitley vice president, program chair; Donald Thomson, vice president, membership/ marketing chair; Gene OHara, secretary/treasurer; and Susan Vareschi, immediate past president. Salon Services Jane Brock has joined the Laser Lounge Spa as a licensed esthetician. She is a Naples native and a graduate of the University of Florida. Marisa Lynn Fallacara has joined the Laser Lounge Spa to work the front desk. Transportation Lauren Smith and Ashlee Young have joined the staff at American Comfort Limousines. Hospitality Rebecca Dewald has been promoted to restaurant manager overseeing pool and beach restaurants at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. She joined the property as a pool server in March 2013 and had previously worked as a food and beverage manager at The Ritz-Carlton Naples and First Watch restaurants. Ms. Dewald graduated from the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, N.Y. Rachel Zamora has been promoted to director of leisure sales at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. She holds a bachelors degree in resort and hospitality management from Florida Gulf Coast University. Before joining the Waldorf Astoria Naples in 2011 as a social media intern, she was a sales and marketing assistant at the Inn on Fifth. Church Staff Stephanie Kulek has been named director of marketing and communications at North Naples United Methodist Church. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Ms. Kulek most recently was marketing director at the online travel vendor YTBI. In her new position she is responsible for NNUMCs in-house advertising and communications, media placement and community relations. SCORE offers two-part workshop on how to write a business planSCORE Naples and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce present a two-part workshop on How to Write a Successful Business Plan. Sessions take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3 and 10, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Cost is $35 for each session.Part one of the workshop will be led by Vincent Izzi, a SCORE Naples chapter board member and recently retired IBM executive. Mr. Izzi will help participants define their target customers and determine their readiness to start and manage a business as well as how to differentiate their company from the competition. Part two will be led by Ike Lichtenstein, SCORE Naples deputy director of client services for south Lee County. Mr. Lichtenstein is a CPA specializing as a profitability and business development consultant / business planning strategist who helps clients develop clarity and focus. As a CPA in New York for more than 25 years, he transformed a traditional CPA firm into a unique type of business consulting firm. Clients were trained to restructure their businesses to accomplish their goals, the goals of their family and even the goals of key employees. This portion of the workshop will primarily focus on the development of a financial plan and a social media marketing plan.To register or for more information, call SCORE Naples at 430-0081 or email email@example.com. 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A celebrity CEO auction will give guests the opportunity to bid on community leaders to spend time at guests workplaces or with their staff over lunch. Attendance is $160 per person. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org or call Liz Linares at 403-2904 for more information. The East Naples Merchants Association meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. For more information, call Shirley Calhoun at 435-9410 or Natalie Anguilano at 643-3600, or visit www.eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its annual spring golf tournament on Friday morning, May 9, at Quail West Country Club. To register or for more information, visit www.cbia.net. The Presidents Club of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Roaring Twenties fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Quail West Country Club in Naples. Tickets are $150, with proceeds going to the chambers scholarship fund. Call 992-2943 or email Chelsea Birczak Chelsea@bonitaspringschamber. com. The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce hosts Coffee & Commerce with guest speaker Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Bistro Soleil, 100 Palm Ave. on Marco Island. $20 for members, $25 for others. RSVP by May 9. Call 394-7549 or email email@example.com. Wake Up Naples for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Hilton Naples. Sign up at www. napleschamber.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament tees off Friday, May 16, on the Palm Course at Grey Oaks Country Club. Registration is $150 per person or $550 per foursome and includes lunch and dinner. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org. 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mits, which has allowed local builders to make headway with existing developments after a long pause for recovery. Impact fees of up to $30,000 will continue to add $100-plus to the monthly cost of a 30-year mortgage, he added. Jobs were the first focus of a presentation by John Tuccillo, Ph.D., chief economist with the Florida Association of Realtors and head of FARs industry data and analysis department. Jobs are key to where the market goes, Mr. Tuccillo said. Florida must do its part to attract people who create jobs and not just those willing to fill them. He predicted that the state might see a gradual increase in inventory in the next six months, although the big increase will probably not happen until 2017, when investors who swarmed in during 2009 will start to sell at a profit. Whether there will be enough demand to take out investors depends on the accessibility of mortgages, he concluded. Ron Coccari, Ph.D., visiting professor of economics at the Lutgert C ollege of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, pointed out that new home construction permits have risen 38 percent in the last year. Pointing to the influx of Baby Boomers to Florida, he said Florida can expect a healthier, more moderate rate of growth for the future. The summits final presenter was Cindy Carroll, vice president and manager of the residential division for Carroll & Carroll Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants. Ms. Carroll pointed out that there is no new construction being initiated in the under $300,000 market for Collier County. With 50 percent of existing homes for sale in that price category, she predicted its 5.4 months of inventory will go fast in the next year. During the question-and-answer segment of the summit, the panel of speakers addressed issues including a need to train Florida natives for trade jobs that were once performed by illegal immigrants. Panelists also answered questions regarding affordable housing, agreeing it will likely become an area of focus again and foreseeing the creation of another Affordable Housing Task Force. Jeff Lytle, editorial page editor of the Naples Daily News, moderated the discussion. The summit was sponsored by TwinEagles, Quail Creek Country Club and DataQuick Title company. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB24 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 MAGNIFICENT VILLAGE WALK 4BR/3.5BA with 3-car garage! Stunning open oor plan offers plenty of room to entertain family and friends. Updates throughout this meticulously-maintained home, newer A/C, complete hurricane protection, private pool and more. $549,500 ILLUSTRATED PROPERTIES Serving North Naples and the Surrounding Area Joanne Ciesielski 239.287.6732 Brian Carey 239.370.8687 OPPORTUNITY OPPORTUNITY View tour with smartphone, scan...NORTH NAPLES COMMUNITIESRENOVATED! REFRESHED! READY TO GO! Better than brand new! Why wait for new construction when you can live in the original Village Walk in North Naples. Capri Model has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2-car garage. Projects just completed include: new A/C unit, all appliances are brand new, granite in kitchen with new backsplash, crown molding, entire inside and outside of home repainted, new hot water heater, new wood oor in great room, granite and new sinks and toilets in the bathrooms, garage repainted and more. This home is clean, fresh and ready for a quick closing too! Middle of community locationnot near any road noise. Asking $304,900 SINGLE-FAMILY POOL HOME FOR UNDER $300,000! Home features 2 bedrooms plus den, 2 baths, 2-car garage and a private pool. Tuscany Cove is located in the growing part of North Naples near excellent schools, shops and restaurants. $279,900 PEACEFUL GOLF COURSE VIEWS from this fully furnished Concord condominium in the Vineyards. Great North Naples location with 2 bedrooms, open den, 2 baths, soaring ceilings and open oor plan. $215,000 Furnished NEW PRICE NEW PRICE PENDING 4301 Gulf Shore Blvd N #600 | $1,775,000premiersir.com/id/214006589 PARK SHORESothebys International Realty and the Sothebys Intern ational Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.firstname.lastname@example.org cherylturner.com CHERYL TURNER239.250.3311 Jobs are key to where the market goes. Florida must do its part to attract people who create jobs and not just those willing to fill them. John Tuccillo, Ph.D., chief economist with the Florida Association of Realtors
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Concertgoers attending the Bayshore CAPAs season finale in the Eric Kunzel Community Concerts series at Edison Stage College on Friday, May 2, will note some impressive pieces on the program, including a movement from Dvoraks Concerto in A minor and Mozarts Zeffiretti Lusinghieri. A second glance at the program will tell audience members something even more remarkable: Performing those challenging pieces will be some of the finest high school musicians in Southwest Florida, and the evenings concert is the final phase of their quest for the Naples Music Clubs coveted Turiel Award scholarship. The four young artists already are winners of this years NMC student scholarship competition, which is open to students in grades six through 12 from Collier County, Bonita Springs andFour finalists vie for Naples Music Clubs highest award Concocting new works for Florida Reps inaugural new play festivalPlayLab2014BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com PLAYS ARE WORDS ON PAPER, UNTIL ACTORS GIVE life to them, and audiences react. Even a reading actors reading the dialogue in front of an audience, sans costumes or sets can be enormously helpful for a playwright. Getting a bunch of professional, talented actors in a room together to read the material is always illuminating, says Atlanta playwright Daryl Lisa Fazio. And then the audience tells you a bunch of totally different things if theyre bored, what they like, SEE PLAYLAB, C4 SEE AWARD, C7 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 NAPLES 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 Sweet!Sixty years of Italian street life and fashions in photographs at The von Liebig Art Center. C3 All the ingredientsSavor the ideal mix of food, service and surroundings at secluded Bay House. C27 Local RoadshowTake your antique treasures to WGCU appraisal fair. C18 PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTuriel Award finalist Misty Drake at the Naples Music Clubs annual student scholarship recital.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSAnchors aweighA friend recently told me he plans to buy a sailboat, and I had to cover my mouth to hide my laugh. A sailboat? I said incredulously. But you dont live anywhere near the ocean. He looked away liked Id missed the point. Which is entirely possible when it comes to men and boats, Im forever in the dark. So its funny that this might be a predictor for my relationship compatibility, at least with men who have big sea expectations. In an interview for the book The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well, the founders of OKCupid four mathematicians who put more stock in personality algorithms than face-to-face chemistry revealed the three questions that most accurately predict longterm relationship success: Do you like horror movies? Have you ever traveled around another country alone? Wouldnt it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?I had to laugh at that last one. I see what theyre getting at, and Im sure it doesnt have much to do with a potential dates seaworthiness. The question, Id guess, measures how much a person values freedom versus stability, adventure over security. For a girl like me, you would think the answer would be obvious. But my hunch is that most people who answer yes to this question havent spent much time on a sailboat.My last stint on the water was a twoweek tour of the Caribbean with a man so handsome I had to squint to look at him. He had these big hands that he used to work the rigging (among other things). It should have been paradise. But this is what I remember: A day of choppy seas spent trying to hold down the tuna salad Id eaten for lunch. A windy afternoon when the boat heeled so far to the side I could dip my hand in the waves and I was sure we would founder. I remember seasickness and sunburns and the ever-present fear that things were about to go disastrously wrong. Chuck everything and live on a sailboat? Not my idea of fun. But maybe Im being unfair. Perhaps Im misremembering that trip, in the way that we all misremember relationships when were trying to justify why we left a good thing. For every day of rough seas, we had three of smooth sailing. Even though we had gusty patches, most of the time the winds were just right. I spent a night or two lying awake, sure I could hear footsteps on deck, but most nights I slept an easy, water-rocked sleep. And there was that man, of course, who deftly steered us into the wind and kept us safe from harm. I remember a warm and clear night, the two of us in a dinghy motoring back to the boat. We had cleared the curve of the harbor and entered a darkness so complete Ive never seen its equal. Waves slapped the edge of the boat, and a shoal of stars winked down from overhead. In all the world, there was no place Id rather be. Is that what those OKCupid guys meant? Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artisHENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com e Melanoma MayFree Skin Cancer ScreeningsNorth Naples 1015 Crosspointe Drive Friday, May 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bonita Springs 25987 South Tamiami Trail, Unit 90 Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Marco Island 950 North Collier Boulevar d, Suite 303 Wednesday, May 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Skin Cancer Institute Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Camisa Psoriasis Center Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Medical Spa A Melanoma InitiativeThei on P ass www.RiverchaseDermatology.comFor new patients only. Must have an appointment. 1-800-591-DERM (3376) Welcome...Jennifer Rice, PA-CBoard Certi ed DermatologyNow accepting new patients in Bonita Springs!Call 239-444-3201 to schedule your appointment. Pediatric and Adult Dermatology Dermatologic Surgery Cosmetic Rejuvenation www.riverchasedermatology.com 25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 90 Bonita Springs, Florida 34134 Bonita Bay Golf Course South Tamiami TrailOld 41 Clarkston Dr.Cedar Creek Dr. Pebblecreek Bernwood Pkwy. Bernwood Dr. N. Bay Dr.
Naples Art Association presents photographs by Giovanni LunardiThe Naples Art Association presents The Sweet Life: Photography of Giovanni Lunardi, opening with a reception Friday evening, May 2, at The von Liebig Art Center. The exhibition features more than 40 black-and-white images of Italian fashion, caf and street life spanning the past 60 years. Mr. Lunardis photographs have graced the covers of more than 4,500 magazine covers over the years. He has worked with Italian fashion designers Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Versace and has photographed fashion models Carol Alt, Heidi Klum, Valeria Mazza, Greta Scacchi, Brooke Shields and Charlize Theron, among others. According to his website, Mr. Lunardi, a native of Parma, Italy, purchased a home in Sarasota in 1994 and has been a fulltime resident there since 1998. The opening reception for The Sweet Life: Photography of Giovanni Lunardi is from 5:307:30 p.m. Friday, May 2. The evening also includes the opening of My Favorite Things on exhibit in The von Liebig Members Gallery. Admission, which includes wine and hors doeuvres, is free for NAA members, $10 for others. The Sweet Life hangs through May 23 and is presented in conjunction with ArtsNaples World Festival, a week of events celebrating the cultural arts of Italy (see www.artsnaplesworldfestival.com for a complete schedule). My Favorite Things will be on display through May 31. The von Liebig Art Center is at 585 Park St. in downtown Naples. Regular hours at The von Liebig Art Center are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. For more information, call 262-6517 or visit www.naplesart.org. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 C3 WATERSIDE SHOPS a secret meant to be shared...WATERSIDESHOPSMANAGEMENT OFFICE HOURSMONDAY FRIDAY 8AM 5PM SATURDAY 10AM 5PM SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS 11AM 5PM WATERSIDESHOPS.COMMOMSLOVEGROWS FOREVERFriday, May 2 ~ Sunday, May 11COMPLIMENTARY HYDRANGEA PLANTSHOP WATERSIDE SHOPS AND PRESENT $500 IN SAME DAY RECEIPTS TO THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY HYDRANGEA PLANT. LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER. AND WHEN IN DOUBT A WATERSIDE SHOPS GIFT CARD IS THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOM! M EDI CAL D IRE C T O R : A NDREW E VAN T URK M.D. F ACS 898 5 TH A VE A A S O UTH S UITE 2 0 4 N A PLE S 3 41 02 239.228.7 4 91 . .Fabulous specials offered all day!Light Appetizers and Drinks available 5 8 pmRSVP (Limited Seating) 239-228-7491Buy 1 Package get 1 FREE Body Contouring orHair Removal Either(Value up to $2500) *Must get to 25 total purchases minimum during the event for drawing to be held.Enter a MAKE OVER Drawing with purchase of ANY of the Following!*Bank your Botox $899 for 100 units SculptraBuy 3 Get 1 FREE (Value $1200) AND Receive 30 Units of Botox OR 60 Units of Dysport FREE6pmLive Demonstration The Artistry of InjectionThe Artistry of Injectables On Thursday, May 8, 5-8PM Naples Laser and MedSpa Presents (The Aging Face and Correction) Surviving Milano TrafficGIOVANNI LUNARD / COURTESY PHOTOSGondoling in Canal Grande
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 what they find funny. As a playwright, she says, you come away knowing what to extricate, what to use in a future draft. Every time I get a chance to hear (one of my plays read) and work with people on it, that makes it better. Writing is a solitary act but theater is a collaborative art. Thats why hearing how actors speak their lines, which playwrights have only previously heard in their head, can help enormously. Audience feedback is also vital. Ms. Fazios play, Split in Three, will be one of five plays presented at Florida Repetorys inaugural new play festival, PlayLab 2014. Held from May 1-4, the festival will present readings of five new plays in both the Historic Arcade Theatre and the ArtStage Studio Theatre. Each play will be followed by a talkback involving the playwright, the director and the actors, during which audience members can ask questions and give feedback. Its very exciting to us, says Florida Rep Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo. Playwrights will have an opportunity to see their untested plays developed and performed. A play needs several productions, I think. They dont come out completely ready. I think it was Neil Simon who said that plays arent written but rewritten. The playwrights are going to be flown in and get to hear their play read out loud, hear what people think about it. And they will go back and do more rewrites, or say Hey, this is ready for birthing. One of the plays from the festival will be chosen for a full-blown production in Florida Reps 2014-2015 season. Ms. Fazios play, Split in Three, revolves around two sisters, Nola and Nell, living in segregated Mississippi in 1969. I wanted to write a play that focused on women in Mississippi (because) when people tell stories about that time, they dont particularly focus on women, she says. These are poor women in Mississippi at the time (of the end of the civil rights movement). Its a perspective we dont often get. I am fascinated by the way people talk, and the rhythms of Mississippi. That comes a lot into play, she says. The language is very big for me. (This is a play about) real people, salt of the earth people, and specifically from the female perspective. Split in Three has never had a full production, but previous readings have been held in South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and Missouri. A good friend of hers, a professional African-American actress, came to a reading in Atlanta and summed up the play afterwards by saying, Its about white trash women doing the right thing. The plays a drama, but includes comedic elements. In a situation where the stakes are this high and the tensions are this high, you gotta be able to open the release valves a little, says Ms. Fazio. It helps the audience. She wrote the first draft of the play eight years ago. Since then, its changed a lot, she says, noting that she rewrote it to focus more on the characters than the historical facts. The history is more of a backdrop, how it affects the characters, she says. I approach writing from the characters standpoint first. I had some interesting people I was creating in my mind, and I started examining what would happen if they came together. Im also a trained actor(so) when I write, I write roles for women. You want to think: what would actors really want to sink their teeth into? In addition to being a playwright and actor, Ms. Fazios also a librettist and a graphic designer specializing in designing for theaters. (Florida Rep and Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples are two of her clients.) Shes had work performed Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. Picking from 100 scriptsWhen Florida Rep decided last year that it wanted to produce a new play festival, it didnt have time or the personnel to do an open call submission, says PlayLab Artistic Director Jason Parrish, whos also associate director and an ensemble actor at the venue. I went to artistic directors, literary managers, playwrights, directors, agents, people in the field who I knew and trusted, and said, Give me plays that you like, give me authors that you like. The theater also joined a number of organizations, including the National New Play Network, which fosters the creation of new plays. We joined organizations that can act as a funnel for good scripts, he says. In the end, he had approximately 100 scripts that were weaned down. A reading committee of 10 people then read and evaluated the remaining plays, and four were ultimately chosen from a shorter list of six plays. (The fifth play, Journey to Oz, by Christopher Parks, was commissioned by Florida Rep for its Childrens Theatre Series.) The four represent a broad range: two comedies (Mr. Prefect and Rainbows Return) and two dramas (The Exceptionals and Ms. Fazios Split in Three). The Exceptionals by Bob Clyman takes place in the near future and is a cautionary tale about how much power we as the human race, with technology and science, have to engineer people, Mr. Parrish says, explaining that the action revolves around two mothers who have genetically engineered children with high IQs. Rainbows Return, written by Stephen Mo Hanan, a Tony-nominated actor whos performed in Florida Reps production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, takes place in San Francisco. It revolves around a flower-child who goes into a trance in a window seat in a home, only to return 10 years later. Its very touching, very heartfelt, says Mr. Parrish. It has really fresh, crisp comedy, intelligent, snappy dialogue. Mr. Perfect is an out-and-out comedy about a flight attendant looking for love in all the wrong places. Written by William Missiouri Downs, Its just zany and funny, he says. He describes Ms. Fazios play Split in Three as being about sisterhood and acceptance and family. Its a very personal story about one family in a time of turmoil, in the midst of a crisis, and the country is in the midst of a crisis as well. With Mr. Perfect, The Exceptionals and Ms. Fazios play, We have a very female-heavy festival, Mr. Parrish says. We are hiring a lot of actresses to play a lot of great roles for women, which the theater as a whole needs more of. These are strong, strong roles, including Dorothy, who is the lead in Journey to Oz. The festival is a community affair. In addition to Mr. Parrish and Mr. Cacioppo, other festival directors include Florida Rep actor Greg Longenhagen, Florida Gulf Coast University drama professor Barry Cavin and Theatre Conspiracy Artistic Director Bill Taylor. Actors include not only members of the Florida Rep ensemble but interns, as well as two FGCU professors, two FGCU theater students and a student from North Fort Myers High School. New York producers are no longer taking a chance on new works, so its up to the regional theaters to nurture new plays, he says. Were very excited to be starting relationships with five playwrights, and excited about the future of this festival, Mr. Parrish says This season is small, compared to what it could be. Were putting our toes in the water of new play development. As for the name, PlayLab, we wanted to give you a sense that its a working workshop, a laboratory for playwrights and directors, for the playwrights to see what works and what doesnt. I want people to feel like this is an experiment, that youre a part of something new in this laboratory environment, he says, People sitting around tables, building things, tinkering with things, trying out new things. We want to suggest that plays are something you create, test out and tinker with in different ways. PLAYLABFrom page 1 The rst annual PlayLab new play festival>> Who: Florida Repertory Theatre >> When: May 1-4 >> Where: The historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Cost: $10 per show or $35 for an all-access pass >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org >> The Exceptionals By Bob Clyman Directed by Barry Cavin Set in the near future, The Exceptionals is a smart and compelling exploration of parenthood in a new millennium that asks where you draw the line between eugenics and the desire to give your child the best possible start. Gwen and Allie are both mothers of 5-year-old boys who were conceived through a prestigious donor insemination program that specializes in creating exceptionally smart children. Today, these mothers are being offered a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to allow their sons to realize their full potential. But no choice is without sacri ce. The women must decide how far they are willing to go in order to ensure their children grow up to be truly exceptional. ArtStage Studio Theatre 8 p.m. Friday, May 2 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4 >> Journey to Oz By Christopher Parks Directed by Jason Parrish Florida Repertory Theatre commissioned Journey to Oz for its Childrens Theatre Series. Audience members travel with Dorothy and Toto down the Yellow Brick Road in Mr. Parks highly interactive adaptation of some of L. Frank Baums classic stories. ArtStage Studio Theatre 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 >> Mr. Perfect By William Missouri Downs Directed by Bill Taylor Mr. Perfect is a romantic comedy about a quirky ight attendant whos looking for love in all the wrong places and at all the wrong altitudes. In addition to the neurotic ight attendant, the cast of delightfully fresh characters includes a sensitive actor who reads romance novels on tape, a phony priest and a cougar who writes self-help books. ArtStage Studio Theatre 2 p.m. Friday, May 2 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3 >> Rainbows Return By Stephen Mo Hanan Directed by Robert Cacioppo Set in 1984 in San Francisco, this insightful and delightful play illustrates the comic collision of opposing life styles: Enid Peck is a cynical, alcoholic divorcee whose relationship with her teenage daughter is rudely dysfunctional. Their house is invaded by a reunion of three aging ower children who lived there 10 years earlier. Can their countercultural values survive the onslaught of Regan-era materialism? Which side will transform the other? Is there a potential for healing that speaks to life in our own time? Arcade Theatre 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 >> Split in Three By Daryl Lisa Fazio Directed by Greg Longenhagen Split in Three is an intimate story of sisterhood that unfolds against the backdrop of the segregated South. Its 1969 in the Mississippi Delta, and the Supreme Court has put its foot down for one last Mississippi county: Segregation must dissolve. Poor white sisters Nola and Nell, one grounded by cynicism and the other by faith, live dayto-day. But when they discover a sister they never had, the color of their world changes before their eyes. In a place where segregation begets isolation, difference turns out to be a saving grace. Arcade Theatre 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3 PARRISH CACIOPPO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Moon Over Buffalo By The Naples Players through May 17 in Blackburn Hall at the Sugden Community Theatre. 701 Fifth Ave. S. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Always a Bridesmaid Select dates through May 10 by The Island Players at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 3940080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Heart Song Through May 11 at Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. See review on page C8. Forever Plaid Through May 11 by TheatreZone in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. (888) 9663352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. The Seagull A reading of Anton Chekhovs classic by The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre on May 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Motherhood Out Loud May 9-18 by Lets Put On A Show Productions at the Golden Gate Community Center. 398-9192 or www.letsputonashowproductions.com. Julius Caesar Presented by The Marco Players in partnership with The Marco Island Academy May 9-10 and 16-17 at The Marco Players Theater in Marco Town Center. 642-7270 or www. marcoplayers.com. Dixie Swim Club Through May 11 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 2789-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.The Music Man Through May 24 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Thursday, May 1 Matinee Movie Naples Regional Library presents a free screening off Animal Crackers (USA, 1930) at 2 p.m. Registration required. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.collierlibrary.org. Dogs in the Garden Naples Botanical Gardens opens its gates to dogs and their owners from 3-5 p.m. Free for Garden members and their canine companions, $12.95 and $7.95 for nonmembers and their four-legged friends. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Pho-Tastic Thursday The Good Life of Naples hosts a cooking class in Vietnamese pho led by Chef Kristina San Filippo from 6-8 p.m. $60. 514-4663 or www.goodlifenaples.com.Paint, Pizza & Wine The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an evening of paint, pizza, wine and friends with painter Patty Kane from 6-8 p.m. Guests create their own piece of artwork to take home. $45 includes art supplies, aprons, wine and pizza. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.Just for Laughs Jay Phillips takes the stage at Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island tonight through May 4. 3896901 or www.offthehookcomedyclub.com.Sweat the Small Stuff Its trivia night at the Naples English Pub starting at 7 p.m. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or www.thenaplesenglishpub.com. Live Tunes Rebecca Richardson and The Dan Heck Trio perform from 7-10 p.m. at Campiello. 1177 Third St. S. 435-1166. Friday, May 2 Library Matinee South Regional Library presents a free screening of Les Choristes (France, 2004) at 2 p.m. Registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or www.collierlibrary.org. Exhibit Opening The Naples Art Association hosts an opening reception for The Sweet Life: Photography of Giovanni Lunardi from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517. See story on page C3. Art for Tots Gallery on Fifth in Mercato hosts an evening designed for the youngest of art connoisseurs, with instruction and a demonstration by artist Vyacheslav Khabirov from 6-8 p.m. Free. 220-7503 or email@example.com. Piano Tunes Larry Moss performs from 6-9 p.m. tonight and May 3 in the piano lounge at Capers. 2640 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7438. Rock n Roll Stans Idle Hour in beautiful downtown Goodland hosts its end-of-season bash with music by Cecilia Lauren and The Ocoee River Band from 6-10 p.m. 394-3041 or www. stansidlehour.net. Music for Food Audio Adrenaline, Kutless, Finding Favour and Shine Bright Baby perform a free concert from 7-10 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Bring a donation of five nonperishable food items to benefit St. Matthews House. 200-5688. Laugh It Off Tim Pulnik takes the stage at Old Naples Comedy Club tonight and May 3. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or www.oldnaplescomedyclub.com.Live Tunes The Wholetones take the stage starting at 9:30 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or www.southstreetnaples.com. Saturday, May 3 Stand Up and Paddle Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar hosts the fifth annual Stand Up Paddleboard Luau Races beginning at 8 a.m. at Bayfront. $25 registration to benefit Special Olympics of Collier County. 370-6577 or www. noodlescafe.com. For the Birds The Naples Zoo celebrates International Migratory Bird Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with educational programs from various experts. And because its the first Saturday of the month, Collier County residents enjoy free admission. 262-5409 or www. napleszoo.com. Its Your Move Players of all levels are invited to play chess with the Naples Chess Club from 9 a.m. to noon in the clubhouse at Moorings Park off Goodlette-Frank Road. 389-2525 or wk@ kellerpublishing.com. Community Day ArtisNaples celebrates Community Day with free admission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy family activities and a performance by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. Savor the Flavor Community School of Naples hosts Savor the Flavor from 5:30-10 p.m. with samples from area restaurants, a silent auction, raffle and music. $100 per person. www. communityschoolnaples.org. Rock On Swing and sway to the sounds of a Rat Pack tribute band from 5:30-9 p.m. as part of the Rockin on the Bay series at Bayfront. Free. Also coming up: Bruce Springsteen (June 7). 3317371 or www.rockinonthebay.com.Sunset Pilates Celebrate National Pilates Day with a sunset practice on Vanderbilt Beach at 7 p.m. led by Amy Lademann of Beyond Motion. Bring a yoga mat or a towel and bottle of water. Free. 254-9300 or www.go2beyondmotion.com.Smooth Jazz The Jerry Stawski Trio performs from 8-11 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. 2600 Tiburon Drive. 593-2000. Sunday, May 4 A World of Food Mercato hosts the third annual International Food Festival from noon to 4 p.m. www.mercatoshops.com. Monday, May 5 Napa in Naples Decanted Wines hosts an evening of Napa Valley wines from 5-7 p.m. $15 with advance RSVP, $20 at the door. 434-1814 or info@ decantedwines.com. Jazz Jam Join Jebry and friends when they get together for a jazz jam from 6-9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Play Your Cards Right The Naples English Pub hosts bingo starting at 7 p.m. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or www.thenaplesenglishpub.com. Quartetto Gelato The Quartetto Gelato perform at 8 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theatre as part of the ArtsNaples World Festival. $35-$45. (888) 613-8488 or www.artsnaples.org. Tuesday, May 6 Living Beaches The Marco Island Historical Society presents Marco Islands Living Beaches by Debbie and Marty Roddy at 7 p.m. Free for MIHS members, $5 for others. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 3896447 or www.themihs.com. More Bingo The Greater Marco Family YMCA hosts bingo for grownups beginning at 12:15 p.m. Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks. $14 for a small packet, $22 for large. 394-9622. Library Lecture Headquarters Library presents Steven Valdespino with a lecture about Mt. Rainier National Park starting at 2 p.m. Free. Registration required. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. Palette to Palate Stroll the galleries and restaurants of Crayton Cove as part of CityFest starting with a welcome reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Cove Inn. www.naplescraytoncove.com. Jazz it Up! The Stu Shelton Trio performs from 7-10 p.m. at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen in Bayfront Place. 261-2578. Wednesday, May 7 Art & Nature Shangri La Springs opens to the public for Art & Nature from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plein air painters will set up their easels throughout the property. $10. 27750 Old 41, Bonita Springs. 949-0749 or www.shangrilasprings.com. History Play Naples Regional Library presents Janina Birtolo in the onewoman play Conversations with History: How Sharp the Serpents Tooth at 2 p.m. Free. Registration required. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.collierlibrary.org.Wine Tasting Naples Wine Collection hosts a tasting with a choice of two flights, each containing four samplings, from 5-7 p.m. $15 and $25. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 513-0095. It Takes Two Pablo Repun Tango hosts a beginners class from 8-9 p.m. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www.pablorepuntango.com. Coming up Book Talk Headquarters Library hosts a discussion of The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert at 2 p.m. May 8. Free. Registration required. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. Let Mama Wine Decanted Wines hosts a wine tasting in celebration of mothers from 5-7 p.m. May 8. $15 with advance RSVP, $10 at the door. 434-1814 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to email@example.com. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. TheatreZone closes its ninth season with Forever Plaid, the story of Americas original boy band, through May 11 at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. See story on page C13.COURTESY PHOTOArtsNaples World Festival presents Quartetto Gelato at 8 p.m. May 5 at the Sugden Community Theatre. With virtuosity, passion and humor, the ensemble presents tangos, gypsy music, classical selections, instrumental masterworks and vocal arias for an unforgettable evening of entertainment. (888) 613-8488 or www.ArtsNaples.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 C7 SUNDAY, MAY 4 | NOON 4 P.M.Take a culinary journey around the world as Mercatos restaurants serve up delicious samplings.FREE ADMISSIONLive music by Devon Meyers and Brit Rock tribute band Sudden Recall.TASTY FARE MOST ITEMS $1-$5 AZN Azian Cuizine | Grace & Shellys Cupcakes | MASA McCormick & Schmicks | Naples Flatbread | The Pub Rusty Bucket | Second Cup | Sur La Table Outdoor bar and wine samplings from Bonterra Organic Vineyards.KID ZONEFace Painting | Bounce House | Stilt Walker Balloon Artist | Lawn Games | Chalk Walk Snow Cones from GiGis Childrens BoutiqueDonate a non-perishable food item at the gate to St. Matthews House and receive a Mercato stainless steel traveler mug.* Official PACE Love That Dress! Collection Dropoff! Donate a dress at the event to PACE Center for Girls, Inc. and receive an event passport. Visit various locations at Mercato to collect passport stamps (no purchase necessary) for your chance to win a $500 Mercato Experience Package**! Please no outside coolers or food. *While supplies last. **Experience Package includes a $250 gift card to Mercato store of winners choice, $100 gift card to the restaurant of winners choice, $50 comp card to Rusty Bucket and $100 gift card to Silverspot Cinema. Dress donation to PACE required to receive passport. No purchase necessary to participate. Completed passports may be turned into the PACE booth by 4pm on May 4 or at Yoga Loft from 10am-9pm by Thursday, May 8. Winner will be selected on May 9, 2014.BENEFITING Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 Misty Drake, left, and Noelle Torres at the Naples Music Clubs annual student scholarship recital. Ms. Drake is a finalist for the clubs Turiel Award. PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYTuriel Award finalist and Naples High School senior Sean Gorman, center, performs with other Naples Music Club student scholarship winners Elizabeth Berg, Jeremy Brachle, Luciano Marsalli and Laura Mattson at the clubs student recital on April 26 at First United Methodist Church. See more recital photos on page C24. Estero. Applicants must play or sing two pieces from different musical time periods before a panel of judges from throughout Florida. The high-school seniors from among each years winners advance to the final round of competition for the Turiel Award, NMCs highest honor. From among this years 71 scholarship winners, four are seniors: violinist Misty Drake, trumpeter Sean Gorman, flautist Allison Krast and soprano ToniAnn Singh. They will perform on Friday evening along with the Seacrest School Choral Group. A panel of five judges will evaluate the four finalists for the Turiel Award based on their applications and essays, interviews and performances. The winner will be announced at the concert. The Turiel Award was established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Turiel in memory of their son Daniel, who was a founding member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, principal clarinetist of the Southwest Florida Symphony and Naples Concert Band and founder, president and artistic director of the Gulf Coast Opera Company over the course of his career. The 2014 award winner will have some pretty big acts to follow. We have several incredible past recipients, says Myra Williams, Naples Music Club president. Our first Turiel Award winner, Oliver deClercq, turned down an opportunity to attend Julliard when he was offered a position with Vancouver Symphony, she says, adding Mr. deClercq is now the principal French horn player for the Vancouver Symphony. Other Turiel alumni include: Alden Gatt, pianist and graduate of the Eastman School of Music (2006); Lely High School Band Director Lederian Townsend (2007); Nathaniel Cornell, a violin performance major at Oberlin Conservatory of Music (2012); and Joseph Peliska, who studies classical guitar at Pepperdine University under the renowned Christopher Parkening (2013). AWARDFrom page 1 Toni-Ann Singh at the Naples Music Clubs annual student scholarship recital. A senior at Community School of Naples, Ms. Singh is a finalist for the clubs Turiel Award, its highest honor.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 ARTS COMMENTARY Some missteps in flamenco play Heart SongIts a well-known axiom among dance instructors that people who come to their studios are often looking for something more than lessons in dancing. Maybe theyve gone through a breakup or a divorce. Maybe theyve hit a milestone birthday or are at some transitional phase in their life. Or perhaps they just feel an indefinable lack of something and crave a change. In Heart Song at Florida Repertory Theatre, Rochelle (Carrie Lund) is grieving the loss of her mother. Out of work, out of shape and without a support system, shes nearing the one-year anniversary of the death. Following the Jewish tradition, she will unveil her mothers headstone on that day. Recognizing Rochelles stress and need for something greater in her life, her massage therapist, Tina (Jo Yang), insists she come with her to a flamenco class for non-professional dancers. With great reluctance, Rochelle does. But shes overwhelmed with the sheer passion of the dancers. She clutches her pocketbook close to her body, afraid to let loose. Eventually, she runs out of the dance studio. While Rochelle waits at the bus stop, another student from the class, Daloris (Patricia Idlette), c omes along and the two start talking. Daloris tells Rochelle how dancing flamenco has put her in touch with the rapture of being alive after her fight with breast cancer. In response, Rochelle tells Daloris her own pessimistic view of the world. Ms. Lund could be darker here, more biting in her delivery. Playwright Stephen Sachs has penned some funny lines. (My favorite: Dont knock global warming. The Jews love global warming. It means we dont have to go to Florida.) The play also has some interesting scenes, but too often it feels like an Afterschool Special about Important Issues. This is only the second time Heart Song has been produced, and the play still needs major reworking and rewriting. Although the playwrights heart is in the right place, the work as it stands now is very flimsy. Robert Cacioppos direction has helped, and the actresses do the best they can with the dialogue and scenes theyre given. But I couldnt help wishing for more depth, for more fully developed characters. Mr. Sachs has put a lot of weight on this play. Its not only about mother-daughter relationships, but about grieving, the Holocaust, the interment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, religion and questioning the validity of religious traditions. And that, perhaps, is part of the problem with this play: Its about all of those subjects and also about the history of flamenco not about the women themselves. As flamenco instructor Katarina de la Fuente, Florida Rep favorite Michelle Damato brings plenty of spark to her role, but at times I found her thick accent difficult to decipher. Mr. Sachs has given her several long passages to recite about the history and character of flamenco; these are obviously facts a teacher would want to impart to her dancers, but their delivery comes across more like lectures to the audience: OK, now Im going to tell you everything about flamenco. Ms. Idlette and Ms. Yang, two consummate professionals, do the best they can with the dialogue theyre given. Ms. Idlette, especially, has to rise above her lines; at one point, Mr. Sachs even has her sit and sing a gospel song. This is one of the more racially diverse plays Ive seen on the Florida Rep stage, with characters who are African-American, Japanese and Latina. Thats great and reflective of real life, at least in big metropolitan cities (Heart Song takes place in New York). But I wish the women werent given such stereotypical back stories or that they seemed more like genuine people with those histories, rather than Official Representatives of Their Ethnic Group. At times, it all seems too preachy and pat. I give the play major points for having women of varying ages and body types something that is all too rare in the theater. Ms. Idlette, Ms. Yang and Ms. Lund have a promising scene together in Rochelles kitchen, cooking, drinking wine and smoking weed and laughing. At moments, it starts to take off. But its almost as if the playwright doesnt know how women really talk together when men arent around. And the argument that breaks out between Rochelle and Tina about who had it worse during World War II the Jews or Japanese-Americans just seems ridiculous and unnecessary. But the dance scenes oh, the dance scenes! These women dance, with equal intention but various levels of ability. (Ms. Lund has an unforgettable scene that displays her great knack for physical comedy.) Carolina Esparza, a professional flamenco performer/choreographer/ instructor, is one of the classmates, and every time she dances, its magical. Her moves are graceful, passionate yet controlled. She has many solos throughout the play, sometimes as the bridge between scenes, and every time she appears, she leaves you wishing for more. Watching Ms. Esparza dance, we immediately understand the appeal of flamenco. She moves with fire and beauty, and her opening night performance inspired more than one woman in the audience to declare a desire to sign up for flamenco lessons. (Kudos to Mr. Esparza for her choreography, too, and to co-choreographer Cindy-Lee Overton.) The pacing of the play is off. The preachy parts seem to drag, while the scenes of the women interacting especially the one in Rochelles home seem rushed. Mr. Sachs has said that Heart Song was inspired by loss in his own family, burying both parents and a sibling and grappling with his own sense of mortality. I wish more of that had been in the play Rochelles gaping loss, her loneliness, her sense of now being alone in the world. But there are things Heart Song gets right, including the way art touches us at deep levels and allows us to express ourselves, and the immense importance of simply showing up and being there when someone is grieving. Heart Song tries to do too much and doesnt do enough. It needs more depth, more layers. Make the women realistic threedimensional characters we can truly care about, not just mouthpieces for history. In other words, make the play as deep and passionate, as mournful and as joyous, as flamenco itself. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Heart Song>> When: Through May 11 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $40, $45 >> Info: 332-4488; www. oridarep.org Carrie Lund, center, with Jo Yang, Carolina Esparza and Patricia Idlette : One-On-OneAlways. Medically Approved.To nd out more info visit us at www.naples.concept1010.com20 Minutes a Week Always in Shape! Personal & Private Training All AgesCall Today to schedule your FREE starter session!2 LOCATIONS: North Naples: 431-7143 Downtown Naples: 659-1033 Naples
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 FILM CAPSULESTranscendence 1/2(Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman) A terminally ill scientist uploads his brain into a computer and evolves at a dangerously alarming rate. The ending is given away in the beginning, and the second half is a bit too much scifi fantasy for its own good. Still, it gives you plenty to think about. Rated PG-13. Rio 2 (Voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Andy Garcia) Blue (Mr. Eisenberg), Jewel (Ms. Hathaway) their kids and friends venture into the Amazon to find other blue macaws. But instead, they find grave danger and Jewels father. Its only mildly amusing overall, with forgettable songs, jokes that often miss and animation thats merely adequate. Rated G.Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan) Conflict within S.H.I.E.L.D. and an assassin named The Winter Soldier (Mr. Stan) force Captain America (Mr. Evans) and Black Widow (Ms. Johansson) to work under the radar while saving the world. The action is exciting and the story has enough twists to maintain interest throughout. This is everything a solid action movie should be. Rated PG-13.Noah (Russell Cr owe, J ennifer Connelly, Emma Watson) Noah (Mr. Crowe) faces grave moral dilemmas after God chooses him to build an ark to save animals when a forthcoming flood wipes out mankind. The visual effects are impressive, and Mr. Crowe gives the movie all he can. Too bad theres so much going on and so many gaps in logic that it doesnt hold together very well. Rated PG-13.Sabotage (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Josh Holloway) A DEA task force led by Breacher (Mr. Schwarzenegger) is killed off one by one after the $10 million they stole goes missing. The ending leaves a bit to be desired, but overall its a good story with thrills that keep you invested. Rated R.The Lunchbox 1/2(Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui) In Mumbai, a mistake in the lunchbox delivery service leads to an exchange of letters between a lonely widower (Mr. Khan) and a forlorn housewife (Mr. Kaur). Its from Bollywood, but its not a musical as one might expect. Rather, its the type of calm, thoughtful drama thats appropriately heartwarming and sweet, emboldened by a kind of simplicity not often found in modern movies. Rated PG. CELEBRATE SPRING WITH THIS $10.00 OFFER OUR SPRING GIFT OF $10.00 TOWARD YOUR NEXT VISIT WHEN SPEND $30.00 OR MORE THROUGH MAY 10TH, 2014.Does not include alcohol, tax or tip. Dine in only limit one per party and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer Valid thru 05/10/14. FUJIYAMAFUJIYAMA CLUB SUSHI OPENING FOR LUNCHSOON! Naples Princess Naples P rin cess Call 239.649.2275 For Reservations NaplesPrincessCruises.com550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, Florida 34102Treat your mom to a delicious double entre dinner on the water featuring carved beef tenderloin with barnaise sauce and pecan encrusted tilapia served with Caesar salad, fresh rolls, green beans, roasted rosemary baby reds and tuxedo bombe! Daytime Cruises Available Too! 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Lunch and Sightseeing) 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Sightseeing) Sunday, May 11, 2014 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.$60.50 per person*Price does not include tax, gratuity or port charge. 3-day cancellation policy. Complimentary Rose for Every Mother!
TheatreZone brings toe tapping Forever Plaid to G&L stageTheatreZone wraps up its ninth season with Forever Plaid, playing May 1-11 at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. Travel back to the 1950s and s with the help of the toe-tapping show that tells the story of Frankie, Smudge, Sparky and Jinx, four harmony singers who are given a chance to return to earth for one, final performance. Its an affectionate trip through an era of bobby sox, Brylcreem and American Bandstand. The quartet performs songs including Three Coins in the Fountain, Perfidia, Catch a Falling Star, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Sixteen Tons/Chain Gang, Caribbean Plaid and Moments to Remember. In addition to singing and dancing, the actors charmingly and awkwardly tell the Plaids' story how four AV geeks bonded together to seek their fame.The cast consists of Adolpho Blair as the smooth Sparky, Mark Chandler as Jinx, Joseph Strickland as Smudge and Alex Jorth as Frankie. These boys are adorably nervous and slightly dorky in the geek-chic way of the stars of The Big Bang Theory, says Mark Danni, TheatreZone founding artistic director. These are not Elvis Presley wannabes, but well-scrubbed, eager-toplease regular guys with big dreams and an ever-present air of innocence. Director/choreographer Steven Flaa has directed many productions of Forever Plaid throughout the United States. Charles Fornara of Naples directs and plays piano in the three-piece band, with Todd Betz on drums and Joe Choomack on bass. Additional TheatreZone staff working on the production are stage manager Danielle Ranno, lighting designer Anne Carncross, set designer Tim Bennet, sound designer Tim Frank and costume designer Kathleen Kolacz. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 C13 489 Bayfront Place, Naples239.530.2225JOIN USSATURDAY MAY 10PARTY STARTS AT NOON JUST CANOEIT! SPONSORED BY Captain Morgan White Rum 80s & 90s DANCE TOP 40 REGGAE ROCK Cinco de Mayo SUNDAY, MAY 4 AT 2:00 P.M. MUSTACHE BASH & PINATA SMASH Prizes and Giveaways! Swing to Win $100 Gift Card and Other Prizes! Tacos and Other Mexican Favorites! $6.00 Sauza Shots $3.50 Dos Equis Draft Pints Fancy Hats and Sophisticated Southern Attire Greatly Encouraged! Win Prizes for Best Hat and Best Dressed! Enjoy Mint Juleps and Other Handcrafted Specialty Cocktails!JOIN USSATURDAY, MAY 3 3:00 P.M.489 Bayfront Place, Naples239.530.2225 KENTUCKY DERBYDay of the Derby Party140th Run For The Roses Live Viewing Party Forever Plaid>> Who: TheatreZone >> When: May 1-11 >> Where: The G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples >> Tickets: $43-$48 >> Info: (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezoneorida.com. Blair Jorth Chandler Strickland
No E ast In d ies Home NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 b tnf r r ., nt N.WS. tf.n. (t) Surprise and Delight Mom This Year with a Woodhouse Gift Card! A Benet for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children$5 Admission Kids Under 5 Free UNPLUGGEDSATURDAY, MAY 10THCommunity School Of Naples9 AM NOON Popcorn! Concessions! Kona Ice Sponsored By: Sponsored By: Kick around with the FGCU Soccer Team FLORIDA WRITERSRiding out the storms over natural resource management Natures Steward: A History of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida by Nick Penniman. Pineapple Press. 368 pages. Hardcover. $24.95. This book should be in the library of every citizen and devotee of Southwest Florida. Each public and institutional library in the state should have several copies. Anyone interested in the interplay of environmental science, conservation advocacy, environmental education and the politics surrounding natural resource protection and managed growth must read it. Does the history of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida make for easy reading? No. The issues at hand cannot be reduced to light fare. Yet Natures Steward is immensely engaging, charged by the authors expertise, patient exposition and passion for his subject. What makes reading it even more difficult is discovering how limited success has been over several generations. What makes it heartwarming is that matters could have turned out much worse, and that we are on the edge of accepting and acting sensibly on the hard truths that Nick Penniman presents. As he points out in various ways, effective policy making (lets not yet think about implementation) involves the constructive interaction of various levels of government, the activities of nonprofit groups such as the Conservancy, the interests of community associations, the goals of residential and retail/commercial developers and investors and the voices of lifestyle/hobbyists (boaters, for example). You probably get the point already. To make matters more complicated, the borders of cities, counties and even specially defined regional planning districts hardly ever coincide with those of a natural system (a slough, watershed, you-name-it) that is threatened by development. Who makes the policy for what? In a way, everything in the natural environment is connected, but governmental jurisdictions only look inward as do most special interest groups. Private property rights are yet another interrelated factor. In organizing his issues and sources (documentation), the author found an effective tripartite plan: Acquiring Land, Managing Growth and Water. Within these stages he orchestrates discussions of such topics case studies, really as Big Cypress Swamp and the Fakahatachee Strand, Pelican Bay and Barefoot Beach (contrasting studies in how to and how not to balance conflicting interests) and Villages of Sabal Bay and Hamilton Harbor. The discussions reveal how shifts in public and leadership opinion bring about cycles of advocacy, legislation and enforcement at various policymaking and administrative/enforcement levels. Throughout, Mr. Penniman keeps readers aware of the enormous responsibilities vested in the U.S. Army Corps of b e d w p t philJASONpkjason@comcast.net PENNIMAN239-596-7273NEW SHOWROOM NOW OPEN2 Blocks North of Mercato 9465 Tamiami Trail NorthDriftwood Console TableMake an Entrance At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples(239) 596-5044truefashionistasresale.comMON-FRI 10AM-6PM NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYResale! Consignment! Trade! Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 5/31/14 FW$5.00OFFPurchase of $50Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 5/31/14 FW$10.00OFFPurchase of $100 Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style and Sophistication
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 C15 Engineers, an organization that often seems ill equipped to meet those responsibilities. The larger and smaller stories that the author relates finally come down to individuals: their personalities, drive, talents and connections. He includes a good dose of Collier family biography as well as portraits of several governors, many local officials, environmental scientists and a series of Conservancy leaders along with their peers from similarly tasked organizations. Seeing dedicated people in action brings the issues to life. Meeting individuals including Bill Merrihue, Joel Kuperberg, Toivo Tammerk and Andrew McElwaine is worth the cost of admission. Mr. Penniman saves his largest worry for last: the future of our water supply, both quantitatively and qualitatively. In his detailed analysis, he does not pull any punches. Though there are enough policy troubles at the local level, they are dwarfed by the Environmental Protections Agencys political nature. The EPA is an agency subject to politics, which doesnt affect its science as much as its level of enforcement, he writes. He also remarks that regulatory compliance is enforced only to the extent the agency investigates violations. Though Mr. Pennimans book is focused on the history, programs and leaders of the Conservancy, the concerns it illuminates radiate outward to the region, the state and beyond. Many of his case studies, like the one on Deltona and Marco Island, are cautionary tales of value to makers of public policy in any part of our nation. Ultimately, this book is more about effective policy-making than it is about habitat science. We receive an education about how citizens, through their memberships in and support of groups such as the Conservancy, can make a difference in their communitys quality of life now and for the future. We also come to realize the enormity of the task. The important arguments in the book are bolstered by 34 pages of endnotes, useful illustrations, a bibliography and an index. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. an ti on ee m s p ed hose i es g er l e r t h e tes m e d i i r s s e o cal officials, l i t c la ni foc t o r lea s er v i t i out w t he M a n i es, D e l t Islan d t al es of p u p art o U lt i is m o p olicy a bo ut h L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining TWO 1 pound lobsters withOpen Daily 11 am Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Established 1976 12th Avenue South at the City Dock 263-9940 Established 1979 1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City 263-2734 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Expires 05/31/14 Not good with any other offer.The Real Taste of Naples The Flavor of the Gulf Coast
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 C17 facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress TOLL FREE 888-539-2628 $ 119 GET AWAY FOR ONLY... Vacation Spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents and Party Goers! ROUND TRIP!* *Minimum 8 day advance purchase, non-refundable fare. Cannot be combined with other offers. Weekend fee applies to any travel Friday thru Sunday. Expires May 31, 2014. Silver overlay on important pieces of pottery adds greatly to their value. This Rookwood vase with overlay by Gorham sold for $4,375 at a March 2014 auction held at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J.Q: I have a Coca-Cola serving tray that matches those I have seen online. Its from 1923 and pictures the Flapper Girl. How can I tell if its a reproduction or an original? A: Coca-Colas early lithographed tin serving trays probably are the most desirable of Coke collectibles. An original 1923 Coca-Cola serving tray is rectangular and measures 13 inches high by 10 inches wide. Its worth close to $400 if its in nearmint condition or better. Of course, most old trays arent near-mint, so even if yours is old, it probably wont sell for that much. Reproductions of this tray have been made since the 1970s, some even by the Coca-Cola Co. Some reproductions are round or oval, some may be marked with phrases like Reg. U.S. Patent Office, and some may show a slightly altered image. Q: I have a wooden cigarette machine that once dispensed old packs of cigarettes, like Lucky Strike, for 15 cents. It doubles as a magazine rack. I know it was made sometime between 1929 and 1933. The label on it reads, Howard Home Humidor, this humidor and its contents are the property of C.B. Howard Co., Inc., and includes an address in New York. What is its value? A: Your coin-operated combination cigarette dispenser and magazine rack probably was used in hotel lobbies or other places where a smoker might sit down to read a magazine and have a cigarette. Although its called a Home Humidor, its unlikely someone would have a coin-operated cigarette dispenser in their home. C.B. Howard Co. made at least one other similar dispenser, a combination cigarette machine and end table. These date from about 1931. One sold a year ago for $300. Tip: Be careful when cleaning bronze figurines, lamp bases, bowls, etc. Never use steel wool, stiff brushes or chemicals. 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. 585 Park Street Naples 239.262.6517 naplesart.org Presents On View at The von Liebig Art CenterThe Sweet Life: Photography of Giovanni Lunardi and Members Gallery: My Favorite Things Preview reception at 5:30 on May 2nd at The von Liebig Art Center. Tickets are $10 for non-members and admission is free for members. Dinner With ArtistsA Glorious Fusion of Visual & Culinary ArtsPhotographer Giovanni Lunardi and Chef Alberto Varetto share a taste of the Sweet LifeOn May 6th at Albertos on Fifth beginning at 5:30 p.m.Tickets to the dinner and presentation are $100 and all-inclusive. The NAA is a 501(c)3 dedicated to art culture and appreciation, open daily Programs Supported by: Photos from top (clockwise): Lunardi, Gretta Scacchi ; Lunardi, Dale Haddon ; photo of Albertos on Fifth; Lunardi,
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C19 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 C19 BAR B ECUE IS WHAT WE DO LET U S DO IT FOR YOU!In Lee & Collier Counties Call Our Catering Manager at (239) 209-0940 Catering Services from 25 5,000 www.ribcity.com Catering! Our Award Winning Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Beef accompanied by our homemade Cole Slaw and Baked Beans can be brought to your event by our mobile char-grill. THIS WEEK ON WGCUTV THURSDAY, MAY 1, 9 P.M. Doc Martin When he finally marries Louisa, Martin is irritated by gate crashers at the reception. The villagers chip in together for a night in an isolated but luxurious lodge for the honeymooners, though Bert drives off with their day clothes and luggage. FRIDAY, MAY 2, 9 P.M. American Masters: Johnny Carson Explore the life and career of the legendary host of The Tonight Show, as seen through unprecedented access to Mr. Carsons personal and professional archives, including episodes of the show from 1962 to 1992. SATURDAY, MAY 3, 10:30 P.M. Are You Being Served?A large, old-fashioned department store in London, Grace Bros. is run on hierarchi cal lines. Members of the staff know their places in theory. From the BBC. SUNDAY, MAY 4 8 P.M. Call the Midwife Trixie is left feeling disappointed after a disastrous day of cricket with Tom. Shelagh decides to talk to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby. Patsy struggles to adapt to the unpredictable working life that midwifery brings. 9 P.M. Masterpiece Classic Mr. Selfridge Members of the staff are dying at the front. Miss Mardle and her lodger fall in love. LeClairs troubles deepen, and so do Harrys. 10 P.M. The Bletchley Circle The women realize theres corruption in the vice squad and decide to intercept the crime ring themselves, with Jean pos ing as a potential client. MONDAY, MAY 5, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow: Anaheim Highlights include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box originally created as gift-wrapping, and a collection of wanted posters, ca. 1900, including a Butch Cassidy wanted circular. TUESDAY, MAY 6, 9 P.M. Secrets of the Dead Hanging Gardens of Babylon Examine a world wonder so elusive that most think it must be mythical. See proof that the Hanging Gardens did exist, and explore where they were and how they were constructed. WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 9 P.M. NOVA: Why Sharks Attack In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Austra lia. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Mass. NOVA teams up with leading shark experts to uncover the science behind the great whites hunting instincts. The Bletchley Circle, May 4 St. Johns Shopperfntb
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 BOTTOMLESS GLASS OF HOUSE WINE $8.99Every Night in the Dining Room from 5:30 p.m. to Close KITCHEN & BAR Your Neighborhood Restaurant MondayFriday 11 and SaturdaySunday 9Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Every Day2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples239.431.7438caperskitchen.com Baby Back Rack of Ribs with Yum Yum Slaw and French FriesSUN World-Famous Crab Cake Dinner with Specialty Rice and Seasoned Veggies MON Crispy Battered Fish and Chips with Yum Yum Slaw and French FriesTUE Famous Parmesan Prosciutto Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed and Seasoned Veggies WED Half Rack of Famous Baby Back Ribs and One of Our Award-Winning Crab CakesTHU Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon with Specialty Rice and Seasoned Veggies FRI Cut Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Seasoned VeggiesSAT 2:00 p.m. to Close Every Day in Lounge and Dining RoomHAPPY HOUROnly in Piano Lounge $3.99 House WIne $2.99 Well Drinks BITES ArtsNaples World Festival, Opera Naples stage NabuccoOpera Naples presents Nabucco in partnership with ArtsNaples World Festival on Friday evening, May 2, at North Naples United Methodist Church. The 1842 opera propelled Verdi into musical prominence as Italys leading opera composer. Although it is the biblical story of the Jews repressed and then exiled from Babylon, it actually stood to represent the Italians struggling against the bonds of Austria. The Opera Naples production stars Italian baritone Andrea Zese in the title role, Metropolitan Opera bass Mikhail Svetlov as Zaccaria and soprano Valerie Bernhardt as Abigaille. The cast also includes tenor Brian Cheney in the role of Ismaele and mezzo-soprano Leah Summers as Fenena. Maestro William Noll, artistic director for ArtsNaples World Festival, conducts the ArtsNaples World Festival Orchestra and the Opera Naples Chorus. Nabucco is Mr. Nolls fourth Verdi production with Opera Naples. Tickets for $25-$85 are available by calling (888) 613-8488 or visiting www.ArtsNaples.org. The performance is part of the 2014 ArtsNaples World Festival of programs celebrating the fine arts and culture of Italy. For a complete schedule of festival events through May 9, visit www.artsnaples.org. email@example.comI will come to your home or host a Botox/Dermal ller party for you and your friends. Noninvasive medical treatments will restore a more youthful appearance to your face.RACHEL KASOFFRN, BSN, Certied Botox/Dermal Filler
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MY 1-7, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 SOCIETY A golf outing and an evening affair for The Founders FundLike us on Facebook.com /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. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.SUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS Cliff Ryan, Tim Schrader, Sally Schrader and Ed Dixon Bill Feeney and Joe Fitori Cliff Ryan, Wilma Boyd and Sig Ryan Pat Ermier and Rick Ermier Fred Luconi, Bob Subin, Bill Warshauer and Adam Crescenzi Mary Ann Ferguson, Sam McCullough, Coe Gutowsky and Larry Gutowsky Sandy Colsarini and Tom Butz Schuyler Peck, Penelope Peck, Jeffrey Atwood, Kathy Johnson and Craig Johnson Seated: Kelly Collins and Debbie Collins. Standing: Jim Brennan, Maryla Brennan, Judy Brennan, Barbara MacClaverty, Carol Brennan, Nancy ODonnell, Patti Brennan and EJ Brennan
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 1-7, 2014 THE NEWMenu items subject to change.agavenaples.com239-598-3473 Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Happy Hour 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., DailyBest Happy Hour in Town!Featuring an expanded line of Craft beers.$3 domestic and $5 Craft, bottles and draft, during Happy Hour in the Lounge. Hours: Sunday-Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-midnight VINOWarmer weather calls for lighter, fruitier wines Its not as though its ever really cold in Southwest Florida, but even we tend to lighten up a bit come spring. As winter menus of cream sauces and hearty roasts give way to dishes with a bounty of seasonal vegetables, more vinaigrettes and generally lighter ingredients, the change in what goes on the plate calls for something lighter to fill the glass as well. Try sauvignon blanc or albarino when serving a dinner salad topped with a grilled chicken breast or shrimp. (This works best with vinaigrette-based dressings, rather than creamy ones.) Fresh fruit needs acid as well as sugar to balance correctly. Wines with floral aromas like gewurztraminer work well with fruit, as does ros. Meats and vegetables done on the grill usually have fuller flavors and spices, so look for wines with more depth and bigger flavors for pairing, such as pinot noir, barbera and zinfandel blends. Here are some wines I tasted recently that pair well with springtime foods:Wine Picks of the Week: Elena Walch Gewurztraminer Alto Adige Italy 2013 ($15): Light in body and straw yellow in color with honey, spice and floral essence on the nose, the aroma is followed onto the palate with fresh fruit, white flowers and almonds, and ends with a light acid on its lingering finish. Elena Walch Gewurztraminer Kastelaz Vineyard Alto Adige Italy 2012 ($30): Medium gold colored with a complex nose of floral, honey and smoke. The refined palate has orange peel flavors joined on the long finish with light oak and vanilla. Cambria Vineyards Bench Break Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2011($28): Medium in color and full bodied with an elegant nose of apple, oak and vanilla. The palate adds white peach, orange peel and rich round tropical flavors, and has a well-balanced acidity on its lingering finish. Cambria Bench Break Pinot Noir 2011 Santa Maria Valley ($28): Medium purple in color, showing cherries and berries and a touch of rose on the complex nose. The palate fills your mouth with blackberries and raspberries, merging with dark cherries and dark fruits, while the lingering finish shows a touch of acid and good tannic structure. Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbs 2008 Alsace ($22): Medium straw color with a rich floral and honey nose and spice. The palate is semi-dry with a fresh apple and nutty flavor, ending with a long finish. Hugel Gewurztraminer Alsace 2011 ($22): Very light in color with light and refreshing green apple, citrus and spice aromas and flavors, ending with a refreshing clean palate. KendallJackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay California 2012 ($15): Light straw color with lemon, smoke and a touch of oak on the nose. The palate has light citrus flavors and has a balanced finish with just a touch of acid. Momo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 2012 ($16): Light in color and medium in body, the aroma is alive with citrus and green apple, which follow onto the palate mixed with lemon zest and grapefruit. The ending is brisk and clean. Robert Mondavi Chardonnay Napa Valley 2012 ($20): Medium yellow in color and body, this Napa classic wine has apple and peach aromas that mingle on the palate with pear, green apple and a n utty end. The finish has light oak and good fruit, with a lingering flavor in your mouth. Murphy-Goode Homefront Red California 2011 ($12): A blend of syrah, merlot, petite sirah and zinfandel, the nose has light blueberry and black cherry notes. The palate shows more blueberry flavor mixed with some white pepper at the end. Murphy-Goode is donating 50 cents per bottle to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit that provides assistance to families of service members. Paco & Lola Albarino Rias Biaxis Spain 2012 ($18): Bright straw yellow in color, with pear, citrus and floral notes on the nose. The smooth flavorful palate has apple and tropical fruits mixed with citrus, leading to the clean finish. Ronchi Terl Barbera dAlba Italy 2008 ($20): This medium-bodied wine starts with an impressive nose of berries, earth and smoke. The balanced palate features elegant black currant and cassis flavors and ends with a smooth oak and tannin finish. Sequoia Grove Napa Chardonnay 2012 ($28): Light straw color with a mix of lemon curd and lemon peel on the nose wound with a touch of smoke and vanilla. The aromas follow through onto the palate mixed with apple flavors and a floral essence, with vanilla and oak showing on the crisp, clean finish. Whispering Angel Chateau d Esclans Cotes de Provence Ros 2012 ($25): Light ros in color, the aroma of strawberries merges with cherry and mixed berries on the palate, ending with a touch of spice on the creamy finish. jimMcCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer WATERFRONT GRILLE www.mwaterfrontgrille.com | 239.263.442141 to Park Shore a the Village on Venetian Bay tapassteaksseafoodorganicsNaples Freshest Catch JOIN OUR OUTDOOR CINCO CELEBRATION! Specials All Day! $16 Corona Buckets! mrtequilarestaurant.com LOCATION #2EAST NAPLES( LOCATION #1NORTH NAPLES(
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CUISINEGracious hospitality a natural attraction at secluded Bay HouseSITTING IN THE CLUBBY, PEACEFUL DINING room of The Bay House, gazing out on the tranquil mangrove-lined Cocohatchee River, its hard to believe bustling U.S. 41 is less than a mile away. Also surprising is that although you cant see this bastion of excellent food and equally topflight hospitality from the highway, and theres little in the way of signage leading to it, the place is almost always packed. It is, I suspect, the result of that heady mixture of gracious dining and the superb food that Executive Chef Andy Hunter and his team create not to mention a voluminous wine list and that splendid view of the river visible from just about the whole dining room. (Just for the record, if you cant get into the restaurant you should try the bar. Called The Claw Bar at Tierneys Tavern, it specializes in stone crab, blue crab and shrimp and has its own distinctive menu and, on some nights, live music.) Having made a reservation for an early seating, we were lucky enough to land a table right next to the dining rooms tall windows, so we had a prime view of the water and the deck, where you can also dine, weather permitting. The dining room itself is somewhat dark and subdued, with the ambience of a boathouse, complete with a wooden boat suspended from the ceiling. The effect seems to draw attention to whats outside except, of course, when one of the showy dishes arrives from the kitchen. The Bay House goes about everything it does with an understated elegance. Unlike so many restaurants that subscribe to the unappetizing more-is-more philosophy, The Bay House offers roughly a dozen well-conceived appetizers and a like number of entrees. Selections are grouped into three segments: Coastal, Gracious and Inspired. Im not sure I could tell you how a particular dish winds up in one category as opposed to another, but the entire menu leans heavily toward seafood. Theres a single chicken dish and, for confirmed carnivores, a 10-ounce oak filet (at $48, the priciest item available) and a surf-and-turf option (braised beef short rib and grilled wild shrimp). I suppose there are always those who want red meat no matter where they go, but I strongly advise trying seafood here, because the kitchen has an especially good grasp on how to prepare it. They also do a fine job on vegetables, particularly the South of Broad ($9) appetizer, which contained a pair of the best fried green tomato slices I have ever tasted. Crisp, perfectly golden, stacked one on the other with a light application of tangy goat feta and accompanied by both a soulful basil puree and just-sweet-enough tomato jam, they were outstanding. So, too, was the roasted beet and citrus salad ($10), which consisted of properly roasted fingerling beets, chopped beet tartare with fresh thyme, a bright red beet puree, orange and pink grapefruit segments, a crisp caraway cracker and my favorite part of the dish a small horseradish panna cotta that provided a perfect counterpoint to the sweetness of the beets. Served in a lovely bone-colored bowl, the Coastal Pan Roast ($32) consisted of golden tilefish, shrimp, a well-seasoned Tampa devil crab, Carolina gold rice, a variety of baby vegetables, a bit of corn pudding and red wine sauce. All the diverse parts of this dish were cooked just right, the sauce and other accompaniments once again demonstrating the chefs sure hand and sensibilities. Among the unusual dishes served here is seafood pirlau ($29). A Low Country version of bouillabaisse, it contains a large scallop, shrimp, mussels and delicious house-made seafood sausage and is served with a seafood brandade (a cream sauce made with salted cod and potatoes) as well as saffron fumet, which was served hot in a little pitcher. Although the shellfish and well-seasoned sausage were delicious, Id have liked a bit more assertiveness from the brandade and fumet, both of which were extremely mild. For dessert, we skipped the whimsically named Baked Alabama black cherry ice cream, vanilla MoonPie, RC Cola and bourbon gelee with chocolate sauce even though it sounded intriguing. Instead, we shared a slice of Florida Sunshine ($9), a long, thin wedge of goat cheese cheesecake topped with pink grapefruit gelee, accompanied by pools of blood orange curd and lemon curd, finished with a lime peel filled with tangy lime granita (a roughly crushed ice). It was an outstanding dessert and a wellnamed one to boot. The Bay House doesnt simply rest on its culinary chops it has service to match. Servers know the menu well and are polished and efficient. It might not be easily spotted as you zip along U.S. 41, but The Bay House is well worth seeking out, your reward for taking a short drive west along Walkerbilt Road in North Naples. karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Top: Seafood pirlau, a Low Country version of bouillabaisse, comes with seafood brandade and colorful saffron fumet. Above: The Coastal Pan Roast is a mlange of sh, rice, vegetables and red wine sauce. Above right: Dine indoors or on the deck along the banks for the Cocohatchee. Right: Fried green tomatoes get the royal treatment served with basil puree and tomato jam. The Bay House>> Hours: Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. daily. Sunday brunch is served 10:30 a.m. to 2 p .m. >> Reservations: Accepted and recommended >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $8-$18; entrees, $27-$48 >> Beverages: Full bar with extensive wine list >> Seating: Conventional tables indoors as well as some open deck >> Specialties of the house: Seafood >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Complimentary valet parking only >> Website: www.bayhousenaples.comRatings: Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples; 591-3837SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor
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