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PAGE 1 BURDEN INMATES, OUR OUR BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ Florida leads the nation when it comes to increasingly long prison sentences, charging minors as adults, releasing inmates with no supervision, and denying ex-inmates the right to vote, even after theyve served their time, according to numerous recent studies. Floridas prison population today is nearly three times higher per capita than it was just 30 years ago. In 1980, there were two inmates in state correctional facilities for every 10,000 Floridians. Today, that number is more than five inmates for every 10,000 residents.SEE PRISON, A8 INSIDE PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 37 FREE WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 CLUB NOTES A19 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A23 HEALTHY LIVING A24 PETS A26 BUSINESS MEETINGS B4 NETWORKING B6-7 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C16-17 SOCIETY C23-25 CUISINE NEWS C27 Picture thisA new sub-genre of pop dubbed Jank. C1 Independence DayMake your plans for Americas birthday. A13 More than 300 student members and staff from the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County joined together recently to package more than 60,000 meals for Meals of Hope.Volunteers worked at 30 stations set up to assemble the fortified soy chicken, rice and vegetable meals that will be distributed in backpack programs, through Collier County Public Schools summer programs and through the Harry Chapin Food Banks more than 160 social service agencies.This is a great opportunity for our members to give back to their community. There is a hunger problem in our own backyard, and for us to be able to have a positive impact on that means a lot, says Paul Schultz, vice president of operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Summer is a time of high anxiety for many children who are out of school and Boys & Girls Club gives back by packing meals for the hungry SEE MEALS, A18 Germina Forclus, Marlene Ashley, Alanna Cruz and Alexia Contreras of the Boys & Girls Club at work for Meals of Hope. Sports academiesTraining for the field and for life. B1 o rts de mi es ng for the a nd for life. Celebrating summer Society photos from all around town. C23-25

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 DR. FAHIM DPM, AACFAS DR. LAM** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. TIMM* FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS** Now accepting new patients. (239) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 Facts About Your Foot & Ankle COMMENTARYThe only question that mattersDo you eat chicken from Arkansas fried in corn oil from Iowa? I do, sometimes, and it tastes pretty good. Do you eat fish from Asia, or barbecued beef from Mexico or Kansas, or fruits and vegetables grown in South America that you choose from the grocery cornucopia here, even when theyre not in season? With glorious bluster, those sumptuous supermarket palettes of greens, reds, blues and yellows ignore the old biblical instruction from Ecclesiastes: For everything there is a season, and a time for everything under heaven. I do too, sometimes. Do you sit on a county commission and vote to change zoning that permits one house per acre, allowing an additional 1,000 units to be squeezed into a big open field somewhere? Do you vote to decrease government regulations that require clean water (Sen. Marco Rubio), or fire hundreds of employees who serve as watchdogs protecting our already poisoned waters and wetlands from industrial, agricultural and domestic polluters (Gov. Rick Scott)? So do I sometimes at least I do when I dream about adding additions onto my home, or driving a much nicer car, or taking my children to The Breakers or the The Ritz-Carlton, Naples for a week, or maybe to London or Paris or Brazil or Boulder, after putting them in expensive private schools. I hate the word sustainability. Its built low and squat like a cement warehouse. It doesnt have any windows. Its almost as exciting as an industrial zone. But that ugly word means well. And more than that, it means something upon which living may ultimately depend. Do you cool the air in your home with power made from water or coal? Do you drive automobiles made with steel created by coal and shipped with oil from overseas? I do, sometimes. Are you part of the global economy? Well, of course you are, and so am I. After all, youre reading this paper, where ideas can come from the four points of the compass. Nevertheless, Florida Weekly was not made in China. Instead, its a proud product of the U.S.A., unlike the American flag my wife went out and bought the other day. Made in China, the little tag said. Our old flag had endured seven years of the subtropics, a starred and barred stalwart exposed to winter and summer, to hurricanes, scatterbrains (me) and tearstains in the performance of its duty: to fly unflinchingly above the burial ground of our dead cats. But not just that. It flew as an enduring symbol of freedom, too. And as a driveway sentinel that faced truck salesmen with bloodshot eyes and greasy grins selling frozen steaks from the backs of their pickups; that faced farmers delivering hay in 700-pound round rolls with machines built in Michigan but powered by petroleum products from Saudi Arabia; that faced family members liberal and conservative alike, along with old friends who were beaten half to death on Georgia farms because they were born black and poor in the 1930s, or who walked here from Guatemala because they were poor and brown in the 1980s; that faced novelists and war heroes and eager children and kindly neighbors and delivery people and the Jeep-driving U.S. mail carrier in my neck of the woods. In times of trouble, she organizes food drives that produce thousands of pounds of boxes or cans left by compassion junkies for hungry families. Americans are good people (and theres good people in Alabama, too). But all of that living, along with the economic systems that support it under an American flag made in China is all that sustainable? Is it sustainable for my family to take five acres of scrub oak, whack a rectangle the size of a football field out of three of them, put up a five-strand barbed-wire fence like homesteaders a century ago, and then turn out three apple-butt horses that never worked a hard day in their lives? Is it sustainable for us to feed them grain that was grown, harvested and shipped a thousand miles south by internal-combustion technology because it wont grow here and all so we can saddle them up and remember, perhaps, what it was like once to love a creature because it literally sustained our lives? I suspect the answer to those questions is hell no. Seven billion of us live on on the planet. More than 315 million of us live in the country. About 19 million of us have spread out in the Sunshine State. Roughly 1.3 million of us, each, inhabit Palm Beach County and Southwest Florida. Nearly every single one of us from Peking to Peoria to Punta Gorda and Palm Beach Gardens is a sex addict. Those who are young sex addicts will make more children. We know that. But is that sustainable? It comes down to this. All of the largesse we enjoy now stems from 19thand 20th-century ambitions, which themselves come from the appetites of previous generations and centuries. We wont change our habits easily. But what we can change in ourselves, in our children and our grandchildren are those old ambitions. We wanted more then, for everybody. But what do we want now? Thats the only question that matters, because our answer will determine what happens in the following decades and centuries. o c e a B e roger


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PAGE 4 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 Heed the voices for peace amid the tragedy of IraqIt didnt take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras. The militia group known as ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has swept across Iraq, conquering city after city and stopping short of Baghdad in what has been described as a lightning advance, summarily executing people in its wake. ISIS emerged from the festering civil war in Syria, and has exploited the instability in that country, along with the weak and famously corrupt central Iraqi government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. With just several thousand armed troops, ISIS has managed to rout the Iraqi army with its hundreds of thousands of soldiers trained and equipped by the U.S. occupying forces at U.S. taxpayer expense. Cronies of George W. Bush, like Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol and Paul Bremer, have been given airtime on the networks and space in the opinion pages to lambast President Barack Obama for the current crisis in Iraq. These pundits and politicians are no less wrong today than they were when selling the Iraq War back in 2003. One person who knows something about the region, and who is heard far too little in the U.S. media, is Lakhdar Brahimi. He recently stepped down as the United Nations-Arab League special envoy for Syria. He worked for two years in that position, overseeing the Geneva talks aimed at bringing peace to Syria. He resigned after recognizing the abject failure of the peace process. When interviewed this week on the Democracy Now! news hour, he repeated a warning he has been voicing: The situation in Syria is like an infected wound: If it is not treated properly, it will spread. And this is what is happening. At 80 years of age, Brahimi is a man with wide experience. An Algerian freedom fighter against the French occupation, he would later become Algerias foreign minister, then a U.N. envoy in numerous conflict areas, including Haiti, South Africa and Afghanistan. He is a member of The Elders, a group of retired diplomats recruited by Nelson Mandela to work globally for peace. I asked Brahimi what he felt was the greatest mistake made by the U.S. in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. Using the careful language of a career diplomat, he said: The biggest mistake was to invade Iraq. Having invaded Iraq, I would be probably very, very unfair, but I am tempted to say that every time there was a choice between something right and something wrong, not very often the right option was taken. Brahimi echoes many critics who say the Bush administration erred in dissolving the Iraqi army after the government of Saddam Hussein was toppled. In the decade that has followed, tens of billions of dollars in weapons and military hardware have been sold, leased or given to the Iraqi government from the United States alone. Public notices of the arms deals are scattered across U.S. government websites, but include a rush shipment of 300 Hellfire missiles, along with existing deals for small arms and ammunition, up-armored Humvees, Apache attack helicopters and Iraqs first shipment of F-16 fighter jets. All these weapons are en route to the Maliki government, which is widely condemned for alienating the Sunni population in Iraq, sowing sectarianism and conflict. President Obama has ordered the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier and two guided-missile destroyers into the Persian Gulf. While he initially stated that there would be no U.S. military boots on the ground, at least 275 military personnel were deployed to protect the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdads so-called Green Zone, as well as up to 100 special operations troops. The Maliki government has called on Obama to launch airstrikes against ISIS forces. Sami Rasouli is another of those voices not heard in the U.S. media. He is an Iraqi, but came to the United States in the 1970s and became a beloved restaurateur in the Twin Cities of Minnesota for decades. As the occupation descended into chaos in 2004, he sold his restaurant and returned to Iraq full time, founding the group Muslim Peacemaker Teams to help rebuild his country. Speaking from Najaf, Iraq, about the U.S. military, he told me: I think they should leave the area, not to intervene ... and pull out their forces, and let the Arabs and the countries of the area solve their problem. But its not going to be easy. Its going to take some time, but eventually they will figure out a way. The voices of Iraqis on the ground and peace activists here at home teach us important lessons. In 2001, it was Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., who stood alone on the floor of Congress in opposition to war in retaliation for the attacks of Sept. 11. This week, she tweeted: Lets be clear: US is war weary. There is no military solution to sectarian conflict in Iraq. Then there are the new voices. Her colleague, Hawaii congressmember Colleen Hanabusa, a Buddhist, introduced an amendment to prevent combat operations in Iraq, saying, I have opposed U.S. involvement in Iraq since 2002, and believe that further military involvement lacks an effective objective or a solid endgame. In fact, President Obama opposed the war in Iraq. He should remember that today. 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 i p w a r a l amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Frederick Douglass, self-made manFrederick Douglass gave one of the great July Fourth orations in American history. Speaking in Rochester, N.Y., in 1852, he hailed the accomplishments and ideals of the Founders, before denouncing the nations departures from the faith of the Declaration of Independence with the righteousness and fury of an Old Testament prophet. Douglass is one of the nations greatest champions of freedom. The former slave fought for it for himself and for others, and in his speeches and writings left a record of devotion to liberty that will echo through all time. In his youth as a slave on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Douglass looked at the sailboats on the Chesapeake with envy, as he wrote later in his first memoir: You are freedoms swift-winged angels that fly round the world. I am confined in bands of iron! O that I were free! O, that I were on one of your gallant decks, and under your protecting wing! Douglass forged his own freedom through shrewdness and will. When the wife of a household he was serving began innocently to teach him to read, her husband rebuked her: A nshould know nothing but to obey his master to do as he is told to do. Learning would spoil the best nin the world. Now, if you teach that nhow to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave. That was all Douglass needed to know. From that moment, I understood the pathway from slavery to freedom, he said. I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at whatever cost of trouble, to learn how to read. He traded his bread to white boys in exchange for their reading lessons, and devoured the collection of classic speeches, The Columbian Orator. Its writings in opposition to all oppression gave tongue to interesting thoughts of my own soul. In a turning point, he fought back against a slave breaker who sought to beat him. You have seen how a man was made a slave, he writes of this act of self-assertion, you shall see how a slave was made a man. All that was left was to make his escape. In the North, he became a fierce abolitionist and an evangelist for work and self-improvement. In his most popular lecture, titled Self-Made Men, he declared, We may explain success mainly by one word and that word is WORK! WORK!! WORK!!! WORK!!!! Not transient and fitful effort, but patient, enduring, honest, unremitting, and indefatigable work, into which the whole heart is put. In his legendary July Fourth oration, he said this holiday is yours, not mine, and lashed the country for the national sin of slavery. But he honored the countrys founding, in words that will always be true. The 4th of July is the first great fact in your nations history the very ringbolt in the chain of your yet undeveloped destiny, he declared. Cling to this day cling to it, and to its principles, with the grasp of a storm-tossed mariner to a spar at midnight. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsKaren Feldman Artis Henderson Don Manley Jim McCracken Athena Ponushis Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Nick Donato Daniel Haire Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerCameo Hinman chinman@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan Cori Higgins Aron Hubers Mary Watts Sales and Marketing AssistantCarolyn AhoBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2013 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 CSCAPESDont sweat the stuffWhen you make your living helping people buy and sell their homes, you see them agonizing over what to do with excess personal possessions, some of them priceless and beautiful, many just belongings with little meaning to anyone other than the owner. Its not uncommon, for example, for the children and grandchildren to turn their noses up at a prized lamp or pretty dishes that belonged to an older relative. When that happens, said mementos might either find their way (sadly) into the trash bin or (hopefully) into any number of resale stores or nonprofit thrift shops where their splendor can be rediscovered by someone the owner never knew. Where to startIf the object carried a lot of sentimental value for the owner and if it was specifically given to you, you really have no choice but to honor the givers wishes. Put it in a box in the attic if you must, but before you do, pass it by members of your family, especially your adult children. Often, the allure of an item skips a generation. If the piece wasnt given specifically to you, but was just offered to you and in a fit of kindness you said, Yes, Ill take it, only to wish you hadnt, its a good idea to have the piece appraised, especially in the case of jewelry, china, old clocks and furniture. Anyone whos ever watched Antiques Roadshow has been amazed at what some things are actually worth. If only for insurance purposes, its smart to seek an appraisal. After all, one persons junk really is anothers treasure, and sometimes that junk can end up being very valuable.Letting it goWe all become attached to the things of our lives, often long after those things have outlived our lives. When we decide to let something go, whether its something we bought ourselves or received as a gift or a bequest, we are often plagued by a sense of guilt and angst that the thing will find a good home, as though it were a family pet we were putting up for adoption. Not to worry. In the business of personal possessions, there are no orphans and there are no strangers, because the person who buys that painting will be doing so because she, too, finds something in it that she l ove, per haps the same thing that you did. So the painting is not a stranger to her, but a mutual friend to be cherished for years to come. In our area, there are a number of resale/consignment shops and thrift stores that will welcome the things you no longer have room for as you downsize/ simplify. Do your homework to find the one that suits your needs, whether you hope to make some money for yourself with consignment, or you can afford to donate your things and let a worthy nonprofit reap the benefit of the sale.You as the buyerFor those who are still in the acquiring phase of life, buying cool old things is easy, especially in an affluent town like Naples that has so many of the aforementioned consignment and thrift stores whose very existence depends on a steady population of people who are dealing with too much stuff. Here are the rules I like to go by when scouting such shops: If it speaks to you, buy it! If you know its value exceeds its price, buy it! If it would look perfect somewhere in your home, buy it! If its something you know your family will like, buy it! And, as a friend of mine insists, if it will drive your spouse crazy to have it in your home, dont just buy it, display it prominently. (Its good for the marriage to stir things up every now and then). Cheryl Turner is a top producer for Premier Sothebys International Realty. t i t g e o AFK AFFORDABLE FLOORING & KITCHENS239-4-FLOORS (239-435-6677) 2700 Immokalee Road, #14 (in the Uptown Plaza near Sams Club)Affordable Luxury! To see more remodels by AFK visit Like us on to follow our work!


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PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 With the third largest prison system in the country, Florida taxpayers pay to house more than 100,000 inmates and supervise others at a cost of $2.3 billion per year. There are 48 major state-run prisons and seven privately run prisons in addition to work-release centers, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website. One of those is Charlotte Correctional Institution, three miles off U.S. 41 on Oil Well Road in Charlotte County. Were No. 1Florida leads the way in several benchmarks: Leading the way in long sentences: The average prison sentence grew by 166 percent between 1990 and 2009, more than any other state, costing taxpayers $1.4 billion. That was especially true for non-violent offenders, who served 194 percent more time, according to a Pew Research Center study. Leading the way in charging minors as adults: in the last five years, a 2014 Human Rights Watch report found, Florida moved more than 12,000 minors from the juvenile to the adult court system, more than any state with more than half charged with non-violent crimes. This is because the states direct file rule allows prosecutors to move them to the adult system with no involvement of a judge whatsoever, the report reads. If you look at the population of folks who end up in prison, many of them begin with misbehavior of youth and our historic handling of them, said Deborrah Brodsky, director of The Project on Accountable Justice at FSU. Leading the way in releasing inmates with no supervision: a 2014 Pew Center report found 64 percent of inmates left with no monitoring or support, the most of any state. The average among all states was 21.5 percent. Some 33,000 Florida prisoners are released back into the community every year. Most inmates are eventually released. You can leave our state prison system having been in solitary confinement directly onto the streets, with no supervision, said Ms. Brodsky. Were not ready for folks when they return. We have to have stronger models of mentoring and real integration. Lets give them all the opportunities we can to be successful because its in all of our best interests. While in prison, inmates often lead an idle existence, said Randall C. Berg, executive director of Florida Justice Institute in Miami, a nonprofit law firm that represents the poor and incarcerated. We expect these people to succeed when we do nothing for them, he said. Its kind of a joke. So while 88 percent of the prison population eventually gets released, theyre serving a long time in the Florida prison system. Its hard time and its unproductive time for which they do not earn much in the way of an education or life skills to live on the outside. Florida spends $37.33 per day on adult male inmates, a Florida Department of Corrections report says. Out of that, most is spent on security, $5.30 on health, and 84 cents is spent on education. If you look at the total state budget where its devoted is just in locking people up, said Ms. Brodsky. And these are policy decisions that are made both with our legislature, and (the Florida Department of Corrections) itself. This is the strategy weve bought into and that is to lock people up. Jessica Cary, director of communications for the DOC, contends that the reformers have it wrong. The department works diligently to facilitate their (inmates) positive re-entry as good neighbors and contributing citizens. Re-entry efforts begin on day one of incarceration and continue upon release. Program opportunities for inmates include education, vocational, combating substance abuse, inmate transition, chaplaincy services, wellness and betterment programs. Leading the way in denying ex-inmates the right to vote: One in 10 people here cant vote because they were convicted of a felony and more than one in five African Americans cant vote in Florida for the same reason. The Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based research and advocacy group, estimates 1.5 million Floridians with a felony on their record (more than a quarter of the U.S. total) could not vote in 2010. One-point-three million of them are finished serving their time. Floridas disenfranchisement rate remains highest among the 50 states, said research analyst Nazgol Ghandnoosh, Ph.D. Florida doesnt have a much higher proportion of felons than the rest of the country, but rather its restrictive voting polices are creating such high disenfranchisement rates. In 2007, Gov. Charlie Crist enacted procedures to restore voting rights to ex-inmates more quickly. This process was later reversed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011 and replaced by a five-year waiting period, after finishing their sentences, before people with a felony can apply for restoration of civil rights. But in practice, many lose their right to vote for life. Explains Dr. Ghandnoosh, All felony convictions in Florida result in a lifetime ban on voting unless rights are restored by the governor. (The) rights restoration process is discretionary and often cumbersome, leaving few individuals who avail themselves of the opportunity to apply. It is less likely an inmate will end up back inside prison if he or she can vote. While about one in three people released from prison in Florida end up back inside, a report by the Florida Parole Commission found that among inmates released between 2001 and 2008, the rate of recidivism was cut to 11 percent when their voting rights were restored. State Inmate No. 196374The Department of Corrections website provides an address where ex-prisoners are headed after being released. At one such address in Fort Myers, listed for Joseph Cardenas, a thin man with kind eyes and long gray hair pulled back answered the door. Hes pretty much got himself together now, the man said, telling me where to look for him, at work, at an auto repair shop along McGregor Boulevard. The next day, Mr. Cardenas was there around 5 p.m., at the end of a day working on transmissions. He sipped an iced tea and talked about his time behind bars, a series of stints, most recently two years for trafficking prescription painkillers, that ended late last year. He originally started taking pills after a motorcycle accident left him with a wicked scar on his leg and a bad back. Like other prisoners, they gave him $50 on the way out the door and he left somewhat disoriented. His sister and a group of friends, all bikers, from Alcoholics Anonymous, picked him up at Charlotte C.I. They took him to a diner; he cant remember where. I didnt recognize anything, said Mr. Cardenas, who is 50. I was totally lost. I had enough support just enough to make me look forward to tomorrow. Asked about the recent death of an inmate at Charlotte, he said, Its true. It happens I knew every one of those officers. A female officer, he recalled, would berate one inmate, calling him a piece of shit and a pervert. One day he hit her. They beat that dude to sleep, Mr. Cardenas said. He explained about sissies, a matter-of-fact sounding term for cross dressers in prison; other inmates were crazy people, walking around shak-PRISONFrom page 1 is another means of communication for inmates. The blog publishes hand-written letters sent to them by prisoners in the United States via the Postal Service (most dont have any access to the Internet or email). It allows the public to sign up to post comments, as on so many other blogs. Those comments are then in turn sent via the Postal Service each week back to the prisoners, who can then respond again via mail. The idea is to promote dialogue among everyone impacted by prisons: inmates, their families, victims of crimes, and the public. Between the Bars relies on volunteers to transcribe many of the letters (there is also poetry and artwork) so theyre searchable on the Internet. The site aims to give inmates a sense of civic identity in the hopes of keeping them out of prison after their release. There is research that shows when people identify as a citizen and not as an offender identity, they are less likely to end up back in prison, said Benjamin Sugar, one of the Boston-based sites operators. In one post, Gary Field at Century Correctional Institute wrote, I send greetings from beautiful downtown Century a gated community; not far from Pensacolas famous beaches! A defense of the status quoWhile Floridas prison population has grown exponentially in the past 30 years, the crime rate has dropped considerably. While the data does not make the correlation, it could be argued that higher incarceration rates are a factor in keeping crime down. Florida crimes per 100,000 population Year Violent Crime Rate Property Crime Rate 1980 984 7,418 1985 941 6,633 1990 1,244 7,567 1995 1071 6631 2000 812 4,883 2005 709 4013 2010 541 3,551 2012 487 3,277


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 NEWS A9 ing; and he said cigarettes sometimes cost a premium, as much as $5 each. Theres pot, heroin, every drug you can imagine in prison. Dental care is required in prison by law, but leaves something to be desired. There was a six-month waiting list in prison just to get his rotten teeth pulled, he said. And dentures in prison? Not a chance. He pulled out his dentures to show off one of the first things he got when he got out. You have no rights, he said. If they beat your ass, theyll hide you till youre healed. Thats their world and you need to accept that. He said Charlotte is one of the more violent, unpleasant prisons because lifers are locked up there alongside people like him with much shorter sentences. There is no air conditioning at the prison (like most in Florida), except in the library, he said. Although Mr. Cardenas is from Miami, he has been held at a number of different locations during his stays. Like many prisoners, he said, he is shuffled around the state so as not to be close to home. They move you wherever, he said. They dont want you close to home because then your homeboys can smuggle you something. During one of his sentences, at Everglades Correctional Institution, he saw a couple people killed. In one case two prisoners Latin Kings cornered a third on the second floor and then tossed him over the rail for stealing their heroin, he said. He doesnt know if the man was dead or not. He was taken away and didnt come back. In spite of all this, he said that after his first time in prison, he wasnt afraid to go back. Youve got a roof over your head and three meals a day. It could be worse. He seems philosophical and accepting about his time in prison. Believe it or not the murderers were some of the nicest people I met, he said. (They) freaked out for 10 minutes, you know, caught their old lady in bed Hes new to Fort Myers, but has close friends in AA, including his girlfriend. He is also on probation. Im just trying to be happy, he said. Im just trying to be a productive part of society this time around.State Inmate No. Y31563At another address in North Fort Myers, Christopher Carlisle, 32, lives while working for his familys paint company. In the cool, dark living room, a refuge from days when steam rises off the hot ground in the afternoon rains, he talked about his time at a DOC work camp and in prison. In high school he used to skip school. He and other kids would gather at his house and smoke pot. Eventually he became addicted to prescription narcotics and started stealing. He was locked up for burglary, grand theft and other charges in March 2011 and released in January. At a prison work camp, he spent eight-hour days picking up trash along the side of a road. But most days, he said, he would get ahead of the supervisors and panhandle. He was able to collect cigarettes, money, beer, pizza and other things that way. He put his haul in a garbage bag and was able to smuggle it back in to the facility where he was kept, often by throwing it over the gate and coming back later to collect it, he said. Most days he was able to drink as he worked. I went through that gate drunk every day, he said, adding that he even puked sometimes, but the officers didnt care. Later he was m oved to Charlotte C.I. That was the worst place I could have landed, he said, stuck there with gorillas and killas. Mr. Carlisle is only 30 pounds soaking wet and 5-foot-2. The booty bandits in there, he said, referring to inmates who rape other inmates, theyll go after white guys like me. He lucked out that they didnt go after him. Ive seen it happen, he said. Ive heard the screaming from a few cells down. What are you gonna do? What are you gonna do when you have four life sentences? When he got out the thing he wanted to do most was come back and take a regular shower, he said. See my kid and take a good shower. His daughter is 12. Mr. Carlisle hopes to run his familys paint company one day.State Inmate No. Y18503Emmanuel Joseph, 34, is busy these days running his own lawn care and plumbing services and taking care of four children. Both of his parents passed away when he was young. His mother died in 1992 in Haiti, and his father passed away after having his appendix removed, while Mr. Joseph was attending Cypress Lake Center for the Arts in Fort Myers. When my mom died and dad died, I thought that was the end of the world, said Mr. Joseph. But its really not. He went to live with his uncle in Naples and finished high school there, but soon became involved in dealing cocaine and was busted for a variety of charges related to drugs, as well as carrying a concealed gun and resisting an officer. He ended up spending the better part of four years in the state prison system, from 2002 to 2006. When he got out, the only work he could manage to find was as a streetside waiver for a tax service in Fort Myers, dressed as the Statue of Liberty. He put some heart into the job and was even documented entertaining passer-by along U.S. 41 in a triumphant one-minute film on YouTube called Dancing Black Statue of Liberty. It is set to the national anthem. Theres a lot of things that go on in there behind closed doors, he said of prison life. He questions the wisdom of putting a guy with five years with guys doing three life sentences. They should not be with those types of people. Prison is not for no man, no woman to be in. Its disgusting, and its not a place for anybody. In one fight, he recalled, Spanish dude had three life sentences. He and a black guy got into an argument. (The Spanish) guy whipped out a big old blade made of lawnmower blade, buried in the dirt on the compound facility, sliced him in half like a piece of chicken right down the center of his body. Next thing his body opened up like a piece of chicken and next thing you know guards see it and everybodys screaming. Surviving the holeHaneef Shakur is originally from the Chicago area. Now he lives in Naples near his family and found work at a gas station after spending long, hard years in Illinois prisons, incarcerated for murder at age 16. He was part of a gang, Mr. Shakur said. Although another gang member shot and killed someone, he was along for the ride, and ended up being sentenced to 25 years. He served 12 years and three months. Similar to accounts of inmates at Florida prisons, it was a violent place where we were warehoused like cattle or something, he said. Having your freedom stripped away, that and not being able to be with my loved ones thats the hardest part of it all. Even if some corrections officers taunted prisoners, most of the inmates with a sound mind didnt react to avoid the punishment that would ensue. I say those with a sound mind because there are a lot of people in prison who really ought to be in a hospital or something, he said. First he was kept at Menard Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison known as the pit because its levels are built down into the earth. There was no air-conditioning and prisoners each had a small fan. Every year there are so many people who pass out from heat stroke in there, he said. Once, during a random drug test, he said he was dehydrated and couldnt pee. If you test positive or dont pee, you get six months in the hole he said. He had a few pieces of paper to write with and a few books from the library. Otherwise youre literally in a cell with nothing at all, alone. It drove some people out of their minds. We used to call them bugs, he said. Wed say theyre buggin up in there, meaning theyre going crazy. I do consider myself strong mentally so I used that time to just try to be more in tune with myself, writing, a lot of reading, exercise. You only get out one time a week for the shower and you can only come out twice a week. To go outside, you go into this little bitty cage area with a pull-up bar. And the people that had it the hardest: just imagine someone who is illiterate sitting in there. You cant really do anything. By the time he got out, hed spent more of his life behind bars than outside them. He moved to Naples to be near family, and struggled to find work. Finally, after about four months, he met the owner of a gas station through the Islamic Center of Naples and has worked there for four years. (Haneef Shakur is his religious name, while his legal name is Jeffrey Lurry). Because of education programs offered in Illinois, he was able to earn two associates degrees, as well as a certificate of business management and computer technology the best thing about his time behind bars, he said. Professors came to the prison. It was the first time that I had been in there dealing with people who were not incarcerated talking to us like we were people, not dehumanizing us or anything. Now hes hoping Florida Gulf Coast University will accept his application, although they are now reviewing his record, he said. Mr. Shakur joined the Collier County chapter of the NAACP and through the group started a youth council. Now he works with at-risk high school students to motivate them to improve their lives. Its not just you that is incarcerated, he says. Its your entire family. Everyone that loves you is incarcerated. They worry about you, worry about your well-being, how youre doing.Federal inmate No. 80177280Andrew Vidaurri is at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman on a racketeering and conspiracy conviction. Unlike state prisoners, who dont have access to any electronic communication, let alone the Internet, federal prisoners can communicate through a monitored email system called CorrLinks. He contacted me after, which facilitates pen pal relationships, family communication and help with employment upon release, posted a request for comments for this article on Facebook. Mr. Vidaurri is 33 and was put behind bars in 2011. He lives in a twoman cell, gets up every day at 5:30 a.m. and spends some time working or in education programs. Dinner is at 5 p.m., and around 10 p.m. he reads his Bible before lights out. Hell be getting out a few weeks after this article is printed, he said, and hopes to start a nonprofit organization that will pair youths with behavioral problems with youths with terminal illnesses. When he first arrived, the main question on his and other new prisoners minds was Whats the body count in there? he wrote. I think that was the hardest time is just not knowing what it would be like. I feel personally that the federal prison offers everybody a fair chance to better themselves if thats what they desire. They offer everybody different programs about developing life skills in hopes that they discover a positive look at life. Is it a violent place? Id be lying if I said no. It has its moments My cell is all brick and steal. It has two lockers and bunk beds, a toilet and sink, with a desk to write. Joseph Cardenas Haneef Shukur Christopher CarlisleSEE PRISON, A10

PAGE 10 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 Mass incarceration Along with the rest of the United States, Floridas prison population exploded in the last 30 years, growing from 20,000 in 1980 to current levels. (Another 65,000 people are locked up in county jails at any one time). An avalanche of research in recent years has highlighted the failures of mass incarceration in the United States, which has the worlds biggest incarcerated population at 2.2 million, five to 10 times the rate in other democracies, a recent New York Times editorial read: The research is in and it is uncontestable. The American experiment in mass incarceration has been a moral, legal, social, and economic disaster. It cannot end soon enough. Matt Taibbi, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and more recently a journalist with First Look Media, reported on this experiment in his book The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap (April 2014). In it, he recounts how Wall Street executives their actions having led to a financial crisis that ravaged Southwest Florida escaped prison while primarily impoverished people continue to be locked up in increasing numbers. He explores the intersection of wealth, race, and a justice system rife with layers of inequity built up over decades. With criminal justice I think the overwhelming reason for the disparity has to do with the ease of prosecution, he said. These white collar cases are very very hard to make. They require a lot of resources in order to obtain convictions. Here are also the stories of exinmates, and views from researchers, civil rights activists, and others who hope to reform a system they see as locking up too many for too long, often for the wrong reasons, and with little means of repairing prisoners lives once they get out.The view from outsideOn a recent afternoon at Charlotte Correctional Institute, beyond a big sign and a pond sat squat tan buildings with white tops surrounded by fence and razor wire under a stormy-looking sky. There were close to 1,300 inmates there. Over the course of two weeks, the Florida DOC did not return numerous phone calls seeking a tour of the Charlotte facility. Communications director Jessica Cary responded to general questions via email and said that a written request for a reporter and photographer to visit Charlotte Correctional Institute is still pending. The department provides accurate, transparent and timely information to inquiring members of the media and the public, according to current state laws, she wrote. NBC-2 reporter Lucas Seiler was not surprised by the DOCs slow response to interview requests. I spent a year covering Charlotte County, he said. Thats something I struggled with the entire time I was working in Punta Gorda. He reported in April on the death of an inmate at Charlotte C.I. Sources told him a group of 10 corrections officers handcuffed and beat Matthew Walker to death, but state agencies mostly didnt respond to requests for information. Sources also told Mr. Seiler there are places where officers can beat inmates while not on video. A month later, the state started a second investigation into yet another inmate death in Charlotte. Both investigations are ongoing. There are inmates who have been beaten in Charlotte, and theres very little accountability, said Mr. Berg. Theres no watchdog. It is a system for too long that has been from our vantage largely unchecked and not terribly cost effective, agrees Ms. Brodsky of The Project on Accountable Justice at FSU. Imagine a $2.3 billion corporation that has no board of trustees, she said. Theres really no oversight function independent of the agency itself. However, according to DOC spokesperson Cary, state prisons undergo annual audits to ensure accountability. The department incorporates all of the best practices nationwide and as developed in the National Institute of Corrections curriculum. Health-care concernsThe state outsourced prisoners medical, dental and mental health care to private companies in 2013. Advocates maintain that the care is subpar even by prison standards, said Mr. Berg of Florida Justice Institute. Corizon has a contract to provide the care in North and Central Florida. Wexford Health Sources provides it in South Florida, including at Charlotte C.I. They have a very checkered record in Florida and nationwide, Mr. Berg said. If youre disabled in prison, it would not be unusual for you, if you have an amputated leg, not to be given a prostheses. If wheelchair bound, given a decrepit non-performing wheel chair. If youre deaf, good luck finding interpreters. If youre blind, good luck getting books on tape or whatever. As a taxpayer, (prison) would be a great opportunity for people who have drug habits to go through serious drug counseling programs but the legislature just doesnt fund that type of care. The Miami Herald reported last year that Corizon had been sued 660 times for malpractice in the previous five years and that Wexford weathered 1,092 malpractice claims between 2008 and 2012. According to the Department of Corrections, it exceeds standards of medical performance and requires that state inspectors monitor the health-care services at each prison at least two times a year. 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PAGE 18 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 Call now to take advantage of 239.566.9700 Same Day Emergencies Welcome. Hablamos Espaol. 11121 Health Park Boulevard, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34110 Complimentary whitening with invisalign treatment Vivera retainers with treatment ($500 value) records (X-rays, photos, impressions, etc.) Financing options available (D0150/D0274/D220/D0230) (D4355)* *Unless gum disease is present($421 value) Family & Cosmetic DentistryCrownsImplantsRoot Canals Invisible FillingsGum Treatments Bad Breath Problems Neuromuscular Dentistry Emergency ServiceCare Credit MEALSFrom page 1depend on free or reduced lunch programs. With the help of Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, we will reduce that anxiety by providing children with the nourishment they need until beginning school again in the fall, said Meals of Hope founder and owner Steve Popper. The Naples-based organization has packaged more than 20 million meals since its inception in 2007. The organization got its start when a family friend asked for Mr. Poppers help shipping food to a poor school in Haiti. Although there was no doubt about this worthwhile endeavor, Mr. Popper felt strongly that there was also a need for such efforts closer to home. So his attention turned to making nutritious meals available within the local communities of Southwest Florida. At the first food-packing event in August of that year, Mr. Popper and a team of volunteers from a local high school packed 135,000 meals. After realizing the positive impact his food-packing events were having in Southwest Florida, Mr. Popper decided to take the successful formula to other communities. From Florida, Georgia and North Carolina to Ohio, Illinois and Michigan, Meals of Hope has since helped feed millions of people. The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County annually serves 3,000 at-risk children and teens, providing a safe, positive place with an emphasis on academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. For more information about Meals of Hope, including how to get your club, neighborhood, office or organization involved in a food-packing event, visit information about the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, call 3251700 or visit Giselle Mendoza and Janil Sourcia at the labeling station.COURTESY PHOTOSMichael Heath and Cleo Pacouloute emptying bags of enriched rice into bins bound for the assembly line.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 NEWS A19 Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. SKIN CANCEREvaluations and RemovalFLU SHOTS$19.00*Shingles and Pneumonia VaccinationsNow Available at Both LocationsPRIMARY CARE AND FAMILY PRACTICEby appointment30% OFFFirst Doctors Visitfor all patients without insuranceMINOR SURGERIESPreformed by a Board-Certied General Surgeon1713 SW Health Pkwy, Suite 1, *Rates may vary for insured patients. NAPLES URGENT CARE WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINICESTERO URGENT CARE WALK-IN MEDICAL CLUB NOTES The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 780 Harbour Drive in Naples. After a brief business meeting, the evenings presentation will feature short movies and a lecture about the Port of Baltimore as an immigration point. Ice cream will be served following the program. Attendance is free. Guests are welcome, and reservations are not required. For more information about the society, visit Members and guests of the Naples Orchid Society will hear from Francisco Miranda of Miranda Orchids about cattleya orchids of Brazil and from Larry Zettler and Ernesto Mujica about orchid recovery programs beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a mini class in cultivating dendrobiums and phalaenopsis orchids. The plant competition for society members is at 7 p.m. An orchid raffle will be held, and orchids will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. The society recently awarded a scholarship and two grants. Ellen Radcliffe, a senior at Illinois College, received a scholarship to help pay for an internship at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Under the supervision of wildlife biologist Larry Richardson, Ms. Radcliffe will collect samples of native orchid tissues and test them or viruses. Mr. Mujica, a leading authority on ghost orchids in Cuba, received a grant that will bring him to Southwest Florida to help establish long-term monitoring methods that will allow for the comparison of ghost orchid populations in his home country and in the Florida Panther refuge. Mike Owen, park biologist for the Fakahatchee Strand State Park, received a grant to have his field notes on ghost orchids transcribed into a database and merged with information about ghost orchids collected in the refuge. It is hoped this will expand the area of ghost orchid monitoring. For more information about the Naples Orchid Society, visit The Naples Press Club has scheduled a series of happy hour networking events to take place from 5:30-7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at various locations. Members of the working press are welcome to join club members. Appetizers are provided and there is a cash bar. The next gathering is at Bravo! Cucina Italiano in Mercato on June 26. Subsequent dates and locations are July 24, the Rusty Bucket, also in Mercato; Aug. 28, M Waterfront Grille in the Village on Venetian Bay; and Sept. 25, FISH, also in the Village. The Naples Civitan Club meets at noon on the first Wednesday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meetings are July 2 and Aug. 6. The service club focuses on assisting people with developmental disabilities. The club sponsors the Challenger Little League baseball team and welcomes new participants in that youth program. The Civitan International Research Center in Birmingham, Ala., works toward finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome. For more information about the local club, call 774-2623 or email Republican Women of Southwest Florida Federated welcomes members and guests to its luncheon meetings from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Doubletree Suites, 12200 Tamiami Trail N. The next meetings are July 2 and Aug. 6. Cost is $22. RSVP by calling Diane Van Parys at 431-5224 or emailing Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at Interstate-75. The next meetings are July 8 and 22. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins, 3585 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. The next meeting is July 10. Pilot International is a service organization that focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. Guests and new members are always welcome at meetings. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. For more information, call Sue Lester at 289-8268. 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 July 10. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit 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 July 17. Call 963-4670 for location. The Democratic Womens Club of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month in the Walden Oaks Professional Center, 6710 Lone Oak Blvd. The next meeting is July 19. For more information, email 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 2984083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers. com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at Jensen Dr. Carr90 Cypress Way E, Suite 20, Naples, FL 34110239-596-5771 E x p e e r i e e n c e e th e D i e r e e n c e

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Schools serve free summer mealsCollier County Public Schools provides free breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 and younger in areas where at least 50 percent of children qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year. The program is open to all children under the age of 18, whether they are enrolled in a summer school program or not. Through July 24 Meals served Monday-Thursday Eden Park Elementary, Immokalee (377-9200): Breakfast, 7:40-8 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:30 p.m. Highlands Elementary, Immokalee (377-7100): Breakfast, 7:45-8:05 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:45 p.m. Poinciana Elementary, Naples (3778100): Breakfast, 7:40-8:05 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:30 p.m. Through Aug. 1 Meals served Monday-Friday Big Cypress Elementary, Naples (377-6300): Breakfast, 7:45-8:30 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:45 p.m. Calusa Park Elementary, Naples (377-6400): Breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Golden Gate High School, Naples (377-1600): Breakfast, 7:15-7:45 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Immokalee High School, Immokalee (377-1800): Breakfast, 7:05-8:05 a.m.; lunch, 11:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Manatee Elementary School, Naples (377-7600): Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mike Davis Elementary School Naples (377-7900): Breakfast: 7:45-8:30 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:45 p.m. Parkside Elementary School, Naples (377-8900): Breakfast, 8:15-8:45 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Pinecrest Elementary School, Immokalee (377-8000): Breakfast, 7:409:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Village Oaks Elementary School, Immokalee (377-8600): Breakfast, 8-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For more information, call the CCPS nutrition services department at 3770280. The ball is in their court SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFor many students at RCMA Charter School and Immokalee Middle School, The Immokalee Foundations recent tennis practice and exhibition at Pelican Marsh was more than just a way to spend time after school; it was a chance to meet new friends, improve athletic skills and grow their self-esteem. The children may not realize those elements are key to the mission of TIF, as well as the Center Court Athletics program, a group of volunteer members of the Pelican Marsh Tennis Club. Dedicated to providing tennis lessons to underserved youth of Immokalee, CCA also secures donations of rackets, balls and miscellaneous equipment. Jim Holt Sr., a founding member of CCA who also serves as assistant coach of the Gwynedd-Mercy College womens tennis team in Gwynedd Valley, Pa., says he hopes learning the game will enrich the students lives as it has his own. I enjoy sharing my favorite sport, and I hope theyll benefit from it like I did, playing tennis all over the world. Maybe in the future, theyll be playing at Florida Gulf Coast University or even Wimbledon. Sixteen TIF students from RCMA Charter School and four from Immokalee Middle School spent the afternoon learning the basics of the game and practicing skills as they rotated among volunteer instructors. Pete Minarich is one of more than a dozen players who volunteer to coach the students at the weekly after-school program. Like Mr. Holt, he believes that the sport helps open doors for players, Tennis players are like a big family. Ive found that (through playing), amazing opportunities start to develop You cant play by yourself, so you get to know a lot of different people. Following the instruction and drills, the students had the opportunity to watch their four coaches play a round of doubles from a courtside vantage point. TIF programs focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development leading to economic independence. For more information, including how to volunteer as a mentor, call 430-9122 or visit www. COURTESY PHOTOFifth-grader Priscilla Garza takes a swing on the tennis court at Pelican Marsh.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OFJUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 NEWS A23 NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEEyes of the beholderThirty thousand spiders, led by members of the British Tarantula Society, gathered in Coventry on May 18 for the annual BTS exhibition, with a Socotra Island blue baboon spider taking Best in Show for first-time entrant Mike Dawkins. According to news reports, judges ignore spiders personalities and make their selections by objectifying the body seeking shiny coats, correct proportions, an active demeanor and proper stance (which means that all eight legs should be upright and perfectly poised). Veteran judge Ryan Hale said winning does not necessarily make a spider more valuable, but is likely to enhance the keepers reputation in the tarantula-training community. Government in action Susan Coppinger, 47, was promoted by the city of Boston in January to a job paying $38,800 in the Inspectional Services Department even though a month earlier she had been arrested for bank robbery. In fact, police said it was her second robbery of the same Santander Bank in nearby Quincy. Apparently, the citys human resources office does not monitor mugshots on, but in April, the city finally secured Ms. Coppingers resignation. For panicking drivers headed in an emergency to University Hospital in Tamarac, Fla., ready to turn left into the ER because of bleeding, shortness of breath, etc., the city still requires patiently waiting for the traffic light to turn green no matter what and has a $158-per violation red-light camera perfectly aimed, according to a WPLG-TV investigation reported in March. The station noted that the traffic magistrate handling appeals serves at the pleasure of the city and so far has not relented on tickets involving even provable emergencies. Alarmed that its internal rating system revealed that some employees actually perform better than others, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced in May that it was scrapping the system. Agency director Richard Cordray expressed dismay that the system failed to reveal worker disparities that matched up on the basis of age, race, union status and longevity with the agency, and said that until they find a system that proves, for example, that union members work just as well (or badly) as non-members, all employees will be paid as if they were doing excellent work. Great art When Ayano Tsukimi, 64, moved from Osaka back to her home village of Nagoro, she found a population of only 37 people and set out to replace those who had died or moved away by creating life-size stuffed dolls, with unsettling facial features, which she positions around town as if to suggest a larger population. Ms. Tsukimi estimates that she has created about 350 inhabitants, and, reported Global Post in May, imagines a future where shes outlived all her neighbors and only dolls remain. Food trucks are ubiquitous in many urban areas, bringing ethnic foods to street corners, and now in the New York City neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Soho, art impresarios bring stage presentations to the insides of 24-foot trucks parked on the street. Typically, ticket-holders (fewer than 20) climb in for a 30-minute play, followed by a 15-minute intermission a few steps away at a neighborhood bar, and then its back in the truck for another half-hour. One art-truck producer blamed outlandish New York City real estate prices for the turn to mobile sites. Chinas pre-eminent (and perhaps most terrifying) performance artist, He Yunchang, 48, acknowledged to Agence France-Presse in May that he will do anything to advance art as long as it does not kill him. Mr. He most famously removed part of a rib on opening day of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 (on the lucky date of 8-8-08) and in 2010 assembled 25 people to vote on whether he should be slashed from collarbone to knee and left bloody on a bed. (Cutting w on, 12-10, with three abstentions, and a doctor reluctantly made the incision.) A gallery owner in Australia told AFP that Mr. Hes pain and discomfort have a transcendent quality and are silent rebukes to Chinese people who endure hardship just for money ironically believing money will protect them from suffering. Police reportDan Greding, working on contract with the city of Santa Barbara, Calif., was busy at work one February day installing signs on street lamps warning that only 5 Minute Parking was permitted. On one block, three signs were called for, but the last one required Mr. Greding to drill into concrete, insert screws and wait for the concrete to dry which apparently took more than 75 minutes, and a passing police officer ticketed his truck. Mr. Gredings first appeal of the citation was denied, but a second appeal was pending at press time. Least-competent criminalsThe 9-1-1 call at 1:50 a.m. on May 29 came from a man who said he was lost on Deen Still Road near Polk City, Fla., and being chased by wild hogs. A sheriffs deputy fairly easily rescued Andrew Joffe, 24, but then discovered that Mr. Joffe (a) had an active arrest warrant and (b) was in possession of a GPS device that he admitted stealing from a car that evening. The Polk County sheriff told reporters that it was unusual for an absconding thief, with a warrant, to bring himself to deputies attention like that, but acknowledged with a wink that it does get pretty dark out on Deen Still Road in the middle of the night.

PAGE 24 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 OFFERING A COMPLETE RANGE OF SPECIALTIESGeneral Dermatology Skin Cancer Mohs Micrographic Surgery CoolSculpting Cosmetic Dermatology Camisa Psoriasis Center Laser Treatments Medical Spa1-800-591-DERM | Multiple Locations for Convenient Care Now open in Downtown Fort Myers HEALTHY LIVINGBionic pancreas outperforms insulin pump in adults, youthPeople with type 1 diabetes who used a bionic pancreas instead of manually monitoring glucose using fingerstick tests and delivering insulin using a pump were more likely to have blood glucose levels consistently within the normal range, with fewer dangerous lows or highs. The full report of the findings, funded by the National Institutes of Health, can be found online June 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers at Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital say the process of blood glucose control could improve dramatically with the bionic pancreas. Currently, people with type 1 diabetes walk an endless tightrope. Because their pancreas doesnt make the hormone insulin, their blood glucose levels can veer dangerously high and low. Several times a day they must use fingerstick tests to monitor their blood glucose levels and manually take insulin by injection or from a pump. In two scenarios, the researchers tested a bihormonal bionic pancreas, which uses a removable tiny sensor located in a thin needle inserted under the skin that automatically monitors real time glucose levels in tissue fluid and provides insulin and its counteracting hormone, glucagon, via two automatic pumps. In one scenario, 20 adults wore this device combination and carried a cell phonesized wireless monitor around Boston for five days, unrestricted in their activities. In the other, 32 youth wore the device combination for five days at a camp for children with type 1 diabetes. Both groups were also monitored for five days wearing their own conventional pumps that deliver insulin.The bionic pancreas system reduced the average blood glucose to levels that have been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of diabetic complications, said co-first author Steven Russell, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. This is tremendously difficult with currently available technology, and so most people with diabetes are unable to achieve these levels.The researchers found about 37 percent fewer interventions for low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) and a more than twofold reduction in the time in hypoglycemia in adults using the bionic pancreas than with the manual pump. For adolescents using the bionic pancreas, results showed more than a twofold reduction in the need for interventions for hypoglycemia. As well, both groups had significant improvements in glucose levels with the bionic pancreas, particularly during the night.The performance of our system in both adults and adolescents exceeded our expectations under very challenging real-world conditions, said Ed Damiano, Ph.D., the papers senior author, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Boston University and the parent of a son with type 1 diabetes. A cure is always the end goal, he said. As that goal remains elusive, a truly automated technology, which can consistently and relentlessly keep people healthy and safe from harm of hypoglycemia, would lift an enormous emotional and practical burden from the shoulders of people with type 1 diabetes, including my child and so many others. Just as a thermostat helps control a homes temperature, the normal pancreas senses blood glucose levels and adjusts the hormones that control it. People with type 1 diabetes, whose pancreas produces little or no insulin, have been using the equivalent of a manual thermostat, needing constant checking and adjustment. A bionic pancreas like the one used in these studies would function more like an automated thermostat, automatically monitoring blood glucose and delivering insulin or glucagon when needed to keep glucose within the normal range. As well, these bionic pancreas devices could be monitored remotely by the patients medical provider or parent. The NIDDK, part of the NIH, conducts and supports basic and clinical research and research training on some of the most common, severe and disabling conditions affecting Americans. The Institutes r esearch interests include: diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutrition, and obesity; and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. For more information, visit ADAM BROWN / DIATRIBE.ORGResearcher Dr. Steven Russell of Massachusetts General Hospital stands with Frank Spesia and Colby Clarizia, two participants in a type 1 diabetes trial testing an electronic device called a bionic pancreas the cellphone-sized device shown which replaces their traditional fingerstick tests and manual insulin pumps. Everyone benefits when workers share in decision-makingHere at NCH we have three primary goals: (1) Improve quality of care, (2) increase patient safety and (3) enhance the patient experience. Accomplishing them requires one thing in particular: shared decision-making among our 4,000 colleagues. With an A grade on safety for both campuses from Leapfrog, a national accreditation organization, its apparent we must be doing something right in terms of integrating the formidable resources of our entire care-giving team. This team-oriented journey started for NCH four years ago in nursing, under the leadership of Chief Nursing Officer Michele Thoman. Our more than 1,000 nurses have transformed their practice by operating through nine committees that meet monthly to share best practices, evaluate new technology and recognize and reward the outstanding work being done here. The results speak for themselves. We now have the lowest annual turnover and least number of open positions ever. In some areas we have a waiting list of applicants. We also havent had traveling nurses for two years. More recently, our respiratory therapy and rehabilitation departments adopted this same methodology, and now we are poised to go system-wide. Having a shared methodology that emphasizes participatory decision-making ensures the best outcomes f or our patients, our community and ultimately ourselves. It helps create a positive culture of trust and communication in which all stakeholders share a common purpose and make a difference. These are the goals we stress with new employees at their first orientation and throughout their careers with us. For the past year, we have enhanced this participatory decision-making model with the MyIDEA program that rewards colleagues for contributions that add to value (quality/cost). Thus far, 15 employees have received cash award ranging from $50 to $2,900 for their good ideas. Here are a few examples: Rhonda Gary in accounts receivable sugg est ed changing the face of patient hospital bills by placing credit card information on the front, thus increasing visibility, convenience and payment. Nicole Low in ICU suggested stopping pr oduction of c onsent and other lab forms every time a test was ordered. These permissions are now completed once during a hospital stay. Jillian Ewel and Mercedes Rankin in p a thology and Matt Rudy in histology suggested ceasing a process involving surgical specimens, where spare samples were never used and most times damaged during storage. Peter Beckler in cardiac cath lab suppl y sugg ested a way to transfer the logo and information fields onto blank discs that cost 14 cents each, instead of $3.50 each. These are just some of the people on the front lines at NCH who are key to the shared decision-making culture that helps make our system the envy of many others as we continue to serve our patients and our community. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.


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Pets of the Week>>Bongo is a neutered 6-yearold schnauzer/ basset hound mix who weighs 35 pounds and has a disposition that matches his sweet looks. >>Bar Code Bingo is a neutered 1-yearold border collie mix who weighs about 55 pounds and likes everyone he meets. >>Dunk Muf n is a neutered 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix who loves life and is eager to please. He will make a wonderful family pet. >>Kiwi Cutie is a spayed 3-month-old terrier/Maltese mix. Although her father is a mystery, her mother weighs about 12 pounds. To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. 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Americans spent more than $2 billion last year purchasing dogs, cats and other companion animals, according to a 2013 survey by the American Pet Products Association. Anyone in search of a puppy has run across websites such as,, or, not to mention advertisements on craigslist or Its no longer How much is that puppy in the window? but How much is that puppy on your website? Its easy to fall in love with a pet in a picture, but not so easy to evaluate that potential pets temperament, health and living conditions. Last November, a new USDA rule brought large-scale online pet sellers under federal oversight, but its important to know that neither the USDA nor dog registries such as the American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club guarantee puppies or require breeders to test dogs for heritable problems, to socialize puppies or even to be knowledgeable about the breed or dogs in general. Registration papers certify only that both parents were of the same breed. Its up to you to research the breed and breeder to make an informed decision. You might think that a dog destined to be just a pet doesnt need all the bells and whistles of champion, health-tested parents, health guarantees, an in-person visit to examine the breeders home and kennel, and all the rest that comes along with buying a dog from a reputable breeder. But pets are family members, and it just makes good financial and emotional sense to choose one carefully, not only to ensure that the dog is a good fit for your family, but also to reduce the risk of high veterinary bills from congenital or genetic diseases. Its best if you can see the puppy in person before you buy so you can evaluate his temperament and the conditions in which he was raised. If thats impossible, ask for references that include the breeders veterinarian and previous puppy buyers and call them. Try to find a trusted friend or relative in the area who can examine the puppy and interview the breeder on your behalf. To get the most for your money, expect the seller to provide up-to-date health certifications for both of a pups parents on file with health registries, such as the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and the Canine Health Information Center. Check CHIC to see which health tests are recommended for the breed youre interested in. The seller should offer a health guarantee against heritable problems for the first two years of the pups life and lifetime support when you have questions about the dogs health or behavior. He or she should provide a sales contract that includes a clause stating that the breeder will take the dog back at any time in his life if you cant keep him. If you are buying a designer dog, a crossbreed such as a Maltipoo, Yorkipoo, puggle or Labradoodle, ask for the same health certifications and warranties that you would if you were buying a purebred. 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Your metabolism is like a fine machine that requires no maintenance, your hair is thick and shiny, and you can smoke a pack a day and still run a 5K as though it were nothing. You can consume gallons of cheap liquor and still get to work the next morning on time and looking and feeling like a million dollars. Mind you, when I asked Barbara about favorite decades, I was REALLY missing my carefree, cute and uncomplicated 20s. Her answer really surprised me. Well, Steph, she said thoughtfully, I suppose right now Id have to say my 70s, because I made it here and a lot of my friends didnt. She smiled wistfully before adding, But my favorite decade was definitely my 40s. I was fabulous in my 40s. She told me that like most of us, she was hot in her 20s, but and she brought this fact back to the forefront of my memory she didnt know it. I was always on a diet and constantly scrutinizing my body. Every little dimple of cellulite sent me into a tailspin, she admitted. I was still dealing with acne, and I was always comparing myself to my friends. Barb had a point. I had forgotten that part about being in my 20s. When I look back at photographs of myself, I can note how great I looked (even despite the unfortunate stone-washed and neon fashions of 1985-95), but I also remember that I didnt feel great, because I was insecure; I was still young. Barbara told me her 30s flew by because she was busy raising kids, going through a divorce, trying to establish a career, buying a home and worrying too much about money. By the time she got into her 40s the kids were older and more self-sufficient, she loved her job, had a group of fun, supportive girlfriends and, she confided with a wink, I dated like crazy I had so many men chasing after me, I didnt know what to do with them all! She acknowledged that she didnt have the same body she had in her 20s, but she had something else: confidence. She said she was happy in her 40s, so she smiled a lot and tried new things (jumping out of a plane, traveling to Europe). She said she didnt need a man and, therefore, was more willing to have fun with them and not to worry whether her male friendships and flirtations might turn into long-term relationships. I had a blast in my 40s, she said, chuckling at the memories. But she said she wasnt crazy about her 50s. She didnt go into much detail, but she had lost her second husband (who she met in her late 40s) to cancer. Her parents started having health problems, and she became their caretaker. And then her kids started to have family issues of their own. I just feel like when I was in my 50s, I was taking care of everyone else. She said she didnt resent it; its just that it was emotionally exhausting. So here I am, just days away from turning 50, and I dont mind confessing that its a milestone Im not entirely at ease with. I sometimes think that while men go through their midlife crises at 40 or so, we ladies start to freak out a little (or a lot) as 50 approaches. It seems to be the age when we make our first appointment with the plastic surgeon, and when we reevaluate our wardrobes, and when we start to look toward retirement and fret about money. Its when we seriously consider giving up gluten and pinot grigio. So far, Im daunted. Or at least I was, until a recent house party on Marco Island where I met a lady in her mid-80s named Betty. Her snow-white hair was cut into a short, chic, pixie style. She had on a bright blue top and tropical palazzo pants and just the right amount of sparkly jewelry and red lipstick. We sat on the balcony together as she sipped a glass of wine (pinot grigio) and nibbled some gluten-filled hors doeuvres. Betty told me she never deprives herself, but that she always does everything in moderation. Her husband passed away 10 years ago, but her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids keep her young. At that point, her 3-year old great-grandson toddled out and tagged her. She chased him back inside, laughing the whole time. So, I posed the question: What had been Bettys favorite decade? Im having the time of my life right now, she said. But if I had to pick one, Id say my 50s. My 50s were fantastic. Life doesnt even begin until you turn 50. Thats when I threw my arms around her and gave her a big hug. Thank you, Betty. You just made my decade. Ciao for now, my lovelies! 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Training for Greatness Sports academies build character, sometimes create superstars BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly CorrespondentSummer sounds vary from Naples to North Fort Myers and every place in between and beyond these days as youngsters hone sports skills. Visitors stopping by the First Academy Baptist gymnasium in Naples hear the thumping of dribbling basketballs on a hardwood floor at For the Love basketball camp. Travel up the road to an old strip center on Pondella Road in North Fort Myers, go into the corner of the L-shaped plaza, step out of the summer heat and into the air-conditioned home of Prostyle Training Zone. Visitors there hear the thwock of baseball bats meeting rubberized baseballs in batting cages. Whatever the sport and wherever the location, coaches and young athletes are improving, learning the nuances of sports this summer and hearing words of faith, sportsmanship and academics. Hunter Tinsley, 16, is a Riverdale High School baseball player who works out at Prostyle Training under the eyes of owners and coaches Christian Martinez and Nick Loughren. The SEE TRAINING, B5 Zavier Bravo Naples TOP 1 % Experience Counts. Expertise Sells. luxeexclusivelyPort Royal to Bonita Beach, The Bua Bell Group brings over 28 combined years of experience serving the luxury market of Naples. | Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Quail West $3.850 M 28950 Somers Drive Brendisi at Mediterra $598,000 29140 Brendisi Way #201 INSIDEHouse HuntingA Bermuda-style estate in historic Old Naples for $6,790,000. B8 Topping off and breaking groundCelebrations at Terracina Grand and Old Corkscrew, and more Networking photos. B6-7 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 Ask the FoolHow is the daily value of the Dow calculated? B4


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Registration is required and can be completed online at For more information, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704 or email sspecht@ Expert ponders a puzzling uptick in consumer confidence THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAConsumer sentiment among Floridians rose to a post-recession high in June, climbing four points to 82, according to a new University of Florida survey. Because the confidence level has been wavering between the upper 70s and low 80s for more than a year, we did not expect this jump, says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. That surprise comes as Florida experiences a slowdown in housing starts and a rise in unemployment. All five components comprising the index increased. Survey takers assessment of being financially better off now than a year ago rose four points to 75, its highest level since the end of the great recession. Expectations of improved personal finances one year from now increased five points to 81. Respondents indicated they are also upbeat about the national economy over the coming year, registering a rise of seven points to 81. Their outlook for the next five years rose two points to 78. Meanwhile, consensus on whether now is a good time to buy big household appliances rose four points to 94, another postrecession record. Junes burst of optimism was most evident among younger Floridians and those in low-income households. The current personal finances component among households with incomes under $30,000 a year shot up 18 points. The uptick is puzzling. This demographic is unlikely to benefit from record levels in the stock market and price gains in the housing market that typically affect higher income households, Mr. McCarty says. And because of a lingering effect of the great recession, there has also been delay in household formation among younger Americans who have had difficulty finding well-paying jobs and those saddled with student loans, he adds. Something else could explain the optimism, however. Gas prices have fallen in the past month, he says, although the Iraq crisis could change that trend. The state has also added jobs over the past year, though theyre mostly low-paying positions associated with leisure and hospitality the kinds that will be filled by people who live in lower income households, Mr. McCarty says. Although Floridas increase in consumer confidence is welcomed news, it is worth remembering that at the end of two previous recessions occurring in 1990-91 and 2001, consumer confidence was 89, he adds. In contrast, at the end of the great recession in June 2009, the index was 69. We are now five years out from the great recession, and consumer confidence stands at 83, Mr. McCarty says. But five years after the first two recessions, consumer confidence was at 91 and 93. Clearly, something is different about this recovery compared to previous recoveries. He also notes that five years after the end of the recession in the early 1990s, unemployment stood at 5.4 percent, and five years following the recession in the early 2000s it was 3.4 percent. Unemployment today is 6.3 percent after five years.These mediocre indicators are also strange in light of the massive intervention by the federal government in the form of bailouts and by the Federal Reserve in monetary policy, he says. While the Florida economy is certainly stabilizing, it is not exhibiting trends that would indicate great potential for growth, at least through this year.Conducted from June 1-21, the UF study reflects the responses of 425 individuals representing a demographic cross-section of Florida. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a two; the highest is 150. 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PAGE 32 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at or visit www. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a new member welcome reception from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at chamber headquarters, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive. Sign up by calling 992-2943 or visiting The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Wake Up Naples for members and guests from 7o:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Peter Flood will provide a progress report on the Collier County artificial reef project. $20 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at The East Naples Merchants Association meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. For more information, call Shirley Calhoun at 435-9410 or Natalie Anguilano at 643-3600, or visit The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Holiday Inn Airport in Fort Myers. $10 in advance, $15 at the door for members; $30 for future members. Call 992-2943 or email ellie@ to register. The Above Board Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, at the Hilton Naples. A panel discussion will cover How to Select and Retain the Best Employees. Panelists will include Mary Orelup of The Hertz Corp., Renee Thigpen of NCH Healthcare System, Darlyn Estes of the Collier County Sheriffs Office and Thomas Latino of Northwest Mutual Financial Network-Naples/ Estero. Donations of dresses and accessories for Love That Dress! to benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier will be welcome. $25 for members, $30 for others in advance; $28 and $33 at the door. Registration required by July 11 at www. Business After Five for members and guests of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce is set for 5:307:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, aboard the Marco Island Princess. Call 394-7549 or visit The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds a mini-trade show at its monthly Business Before Business gathering from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Naples Daily News/Bonita Banner office, 1100 Immokalee Road in North Naples. Call 9922943 or email to register. Email business meeting announcements to trace my roots back to a London shopkeeper in 1833, and my full name reflects a 1907 merger. As of last year, I employed about 92,000 people and produced more than 3 million barrels of oil equivalent daily. I have interests in about 30 refineries, 1,500 storage tanks and 150 distribution facilities, and my market value recently topped $250 billion. Im busy in upstream and downstream activities, including deepwater drilling and fracking. I have a mollusk for a logo and am headquartered in a country known more for tulips than oil and natural gas. Who am I?Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize! THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answerDo you have an embarrassing lesson learned the hard way? Boil it down to 100 words (or less) and send it to The Motley Fool c/o My Dumbest Investment. Got one that worked? Submit to My Smartest Investment. If we print yours, youll win a Fools cap! Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to or via regular mail c/o this newspaper, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. American Economic HistoryBooks about American economic history might not be high on your summer reading list, but many are fascinating, offering insights into how America became the powerhouse that it is. Here are a few to consider: (1) Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (Penguin, $20): Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton offered competing visions for Americas economic future. Jefferson envisioned a nation of decentralized communities with the independent farmer as the ideal. Hamilton foresaw a rapidly growing nation based on modern industries and a strong central government. Hamiltons vision won out in the end. This biography is a fascinating and readable account of the underappreciated founding father. (2) The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South by Kenneth Stampp (Vintage, $17): Published in 1956, this work has been described as one of the most influential books in modern history. Prior to Stampp, the conventional view of slavery suggested that it was a somewhat benign institution that might not have been all that profitable. Stampp, however, showed that the peculiar institution was actually quite harsh and extremely profitable.(3) A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner (Harper Perennial, $15): The end of the Civil War raised many questions: How would former slaves and their descendants support themselves? Who would protect their civil rights? How would the Southern states return to the Union, and how would their economies be rebuilt? Eric Foner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian at Columbia University, answers these questions.(4) The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner (Digireads, $10): Frederick Turner declared in 1893: Up to our own day American history has been in a large degree the history of the colonization of the Great West. The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain American development. This was a highly original idea at the time, and the Turner thesis has been very influential over the years. Anyone interested in American history should become familiar with his ideas. Next week well offer a few additional titles, focusing on more recent years. Choppy Foreign WatersI invested in two Chinese companies, and it turned out that both cooked their books, producing phony financials, before stopping all communications. I found the Chinese securities-oversight agencies totally useless in policing these companies, leaving American investors helpless when it comes to protecting their investments. I am now, and will always be, wary of Chinese investments. John B., onlineThe Fool Responds: Its good to diversify your investment portfolio geographically, but you need to do extra due diligence with foreign companies. Few countries have financial reporting standards as robust as the United States, where publicly traded companies must file quarterly reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). That doesnt prevent all wrongdoing, but it helps. One way around some of these issues is to invest in American companies that generate much of their revenue abroad or to stick to internationally focused mutual funds. Some good news: A set of International Financial Reporting Standards is being adopted by more and more countries, making investing in their companies a bit less risky. A Stock for Risk-TakersSome stocks almost always seem overvalued, and yet they keep beating expectations and rising further. So far in its short life, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) has been one of those stocks. Its future is far more uncertain than that of familiar blue-chip companies such as carmakers and banks, but at recent prices, Facebook shares are intriguing for long-term investors who can stomach some risk. The companys price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio seems steep at 81, but its P/E based on next years expected earnings is a more reasonable 37. Thats still steep, but less so when you consider that Facebook is growing like gangbusters, with its revenue for 2014s first quarter up 72 percent year-overyear (to $2.5 billion) and earnings nearly tripling. Its net profit margin tops 20 percent, it generates more than $3 billion in free cash flow annually, and it boasts more than $12 billion in cash, with no long-term debt. The PC market has been weak in recent years, while the mobile arena is exploding, and Facebook is changing with the times, recently generating more revenue from mobile visits than desktop ones. (It sports a billion monthly mobile users!) It still has risks, though, such as falling out of favor with users, or initiatives such as video advertising proving ineffective. It has some deep-pocketed competitors, too. (The Motley Fool has recommended Facebook and owns shares of it.) I trace my roots back to the Chautauqua airline in New York in 1973, which flew two 15-passenger turboprop planes between three cities. Today Im a holding company including Chautauqua Airlines, Shuttle America and the airline that bears my name. My combined fleet has more than 250 planes and operates more than 1,300 flights daily to more than 110 cities, mainly in the U.S. Theres a good chance youve flown on me, as I fly on a fixed-fee basis under my partner brands that include American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express. Who am I? (Answer: Republic Airways) Not Your Average AverageQHow is the the Dows daily value calculated? C.J., Kalamazoo, MichiganAThe Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), launched in 1896, is one of the oldest U.S. market indexes. Its essentially the average stock price of 30 companies, including General Electric, Intel, Boeing, Visa, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, IBM, The Home Depot, Procter & Gamble and Verizon Communications. It doesnt look like an average, however, as it has recently been hovering around 17,000, and none of its component stocks is selling for anywhere near $17,000 per share. Heres the catch, though: The shares, on average, actually would trade in the neighborhood of $17,000 if theyd never been split, issued dividends, or undergone major changes such as spin-offs or mergers during their tenure in the index. Thus, to arrive at the index number, the stock prices of the 30 component stocks are added together, and then divided by the divisor (which is adjusted frequently and was 0.15571590501117 last time we checked). To understand how each stock affects the average, know that if, say, McDonalds falls by 2 points, you can just divide 2 by the divisor and learn that the DJIA will fall by 12.84 points (2 divided by 0.15571590501117 equals 12.84). ***QIf I buy shares of a stock after its date of record for a stock split, but before the actual split, will I get the additional shares? A.P., Norwich, ConnecticutAYes. The person who gets the benefit of the split shares is one who owns those shares on the day of the actual split, the pay date. 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Asset Management Group/ I N V E S T M A X Investment Property Management Since 1971 If the best indicator of future performance is past performance experience and wisdom of Mr. Martinez and Mr. Loughren gives them the ability to pick up subtle things others cant see. For instance, Mr. Loughren noticed something about Hunters windup a movement that could tip off opposing batters about the pitch that was about to come at them. During his windup, Hunter said he allowed batters to glimpse his hand gripping the ball behind his back. It may not sound like much, but something like that is akin to lazily letting your cards show at the poker table. Smart and talented hitters who spot a grip know if the pitch coming is a fastball, curve or changeup, and that knowledge could make the game unpleasant for the pitcher. They helped me to come straight back and hide the ball a little, Hunter said. Voila! Hes no longer tipping off his pitches. Subtle, but important. Scott Stewart, who runs the For the Love camp in Naples, wants people to know his camp is something substantial for the dozens of youngsters who flock to the First Baptist Academy gym. Theyre not just getting babysitting, said Mr. Stewart, who also coaches the academys high school varsity team at First Baptist Academy. Theyre learning how to be better basketball players and have fun and socially interact with others. Sports camps held in the region may be beyond counting. Name a sport and a parent will likely find a camp or in Southwest Florida.The gold standardTheres nothing in this corner of Florida, though, quite like IMG Academy in Bradenton. It has an on-site accredited school for grades K-12. IMG is better known as an elite training ground for athletes as varied as tennis players Maria Sharapova and Andre Agassi, football player Eli Manning and baseball player Joe Mauer. The IMG campus sprawls over 450 acres in Manatee County. Go south to Fort Myers and young baseball players can train at Peak Performance, a 19,000-square-foot facility with batting cages, clinics and camps. Not far away in Fort Myers is Extra Innings, a 14,000-square-foot facility also featuring batting cages, clinics and private lessons.ProStyleProstyle is more than a building. It includes 10 travel baseball teams comprised of players from not only North Fort Myers but as far south as Naples and as far north as Manatee County. ProStyle includes a weight room in the rear of the building and old tires outside for another form of strength training. Ballplayers also work out in nearby community parks. It all centers, though, around the building on Pondella Road, one that Mr. Martinez and Mr. Loughren said they transformed through months of hard work. This was an empty shell for seven years, Mr. Loughren said. It was weatherworn. We came in and cleaned it all out. Rebuilt everything. Mr. Martinez brings personal experiences from his youth attending a baseball academy called Avar in his home country of Venezuela. We trained from 7 in the morning until noon every day. Every kid that was in that academy (attended) a high school that had afternoon classes. ProStyle isnt like that. Its players dont spend half the day there. The members and players on the travel teams go to school in the day and work in training, practices and games after school or on weekends and vacations. Although open only a few months out of the year, ProStyle recently had its first member sign to play college baseball. Mariner High graduate Trevor Wren will play at Schreiner University, a Division III school in Kerrville, Texas. Noah Wren, a 16-year-old Mariner High junior and baseball player like his older brother, now trains at ProStyle. Its done amazing things, Noah said of the facilitys impact on Trevor. Its given him a chance to go to college for baseball. One of his dreams. Perhaps ProStyle can also style itself a dream factory for young baseball players.For the LoveScott Stewart brings a deep and rich basketball background to his camp at First Baptist Academy. He played basketball for his father at Lely High School, and his father, Don, now helps him with For the Love. This is the place to start, the elder Mr. Stewart said in a very brief pause between coaching youngsters on a recent afternoon. Don Stewart was at one end of the gym focusing on shooting fundamentals while other coaches focused on basics such as dribbling with your head up. Do everything with your eyes up, the younger Mr. Stewart said. Scott Stewart played at the University of Florida and said his playing and coaching career has taken him to 47 countries, places such as Croatia, Poland, New Zealand and dozens of others. On many trips he represented Christian organizations. That same faith is a cornerstone of For the Love. We use an acronym called 4HG, Scott Stewart said. It stands For His Glory. I try to teach every kid no matter what you do, if youre playing basketball or whatever, do it for His glory, giving God the glory instead of yourself. He also uses the example of legendary basketball coach John Wooden to teach character. Character traits were building such as hard work and humility, Scott Stewart said. Teamwork. Putting others before themselves. The definition of success for John Wooden is doing your very best that youre capable of doing and believe in that. The results vary up to the individual but to do the very best theyre capable of doing. And they should have success. That message, not surprisingly, resonates with many parents. Angela Tompkins was sitting in the gym lobby one recent afternoon as her 14-yearold son Nicholas was being tutored by coaches. I like that they really focus on character and sportsmanship and how they treat each other and treat their team, Ms. Tompkins said. Its about community. The camp is open to one and all but many players are students at First Baptist Academy, or simply FBA as its known to students and parents. FBA is our family, said Melissa Rose, whose 14-year-old son Andrew was in the gym. Ms. Rose is also impressed with the staff. Its well-run, meaning the leadership knows what its doing, Ms. Rose said. Scott Stewart said his camp provides top-notch coaching from men such as Carlos Clark, who played for the Boston Celtics in the mid-1980s. On any given day visitors can see coaches such as Mr. Clark patiently tutoring youngsters on dribbling fundamentals and trying to keep their eyes up as they handle the ball. While most of these kids will not move on to professional sports teams, skills like these and the confidence they engender should serve them well, regardless of what field they end up in. TRAININGFrom page 1 Scott Stewart Carlos Clark

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Rental DivisionSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.239.262.4242 | 800.749.7368 NAPLES FORT MYERS, ESTERO & BONITA SPRINGS Port Royal4BR/4.5BA pool home with theater room. Unfurnished. $14,000Bonita Bay | Vistas2BR/3BA+den 4th oor condominium. Stunning views and amenities. Unfurnished. $2,000Old Naples | Naples Bay Resort2BR/2BA 1st oor residence. Resort amenities, great location. Furnishings Negotiable. $2,000Port Royal4BR/3BA bayfront home with pool and boat dock. Unfurnished. $8,000Royal Harbor3BR/3.5BA + den luxurious pool home on canal with boat dock and lift. Furnished. $6,500Stonebridge | Carrington2BR/2BA ground oor condominium with country club amenities. Furnished. $1,500Estero | Fountain Lakes3BR/2BA pool home. Amenities include tness center and tennis courts. Furnished. $2,000Old Naples5BR/3.5BA 2 story home, close to 5th Avenue South and beaches. Unfurnished. $6,500Bonita Bay | Oak Knoll3BR/3BA+den exceptional pool home on tropical stocked lake. Furnished. $6,300Park Shore | Park Plaza2BR/2.5BA beachfront 14th oor condominium with spectacular gulf views. Unfurnished. $4,500Old Naples2BR/1BA guest house with great oor plan. Walk to beach and shopping. Unfurnished. $4,000Park Shore | Park Plaza2BR/2.5BA 17th oor condominium on Park Shore beach. Unfurnished. $5,200Mercato | The Strada2BR/2BA exceptional former model residence. Urban living and minutes to beaches. Furnished. $3,500Naples Bath & Tennis3BR/3BA 2nd oor condominium with lake view and upgrades. Unfurnished. $1,300Palmira | Novela3BR/3BA home with large screened lanai. Renaissance Center oering available with transfer fee. Unfurnished. $2,500Cedar Creek2BR/2BA home with open oor plan and great amenities. Pets allowed with approval. Unfurnished. $2,000Pelican Isle | Residences I3BR/3BA 2nd oor residence with bay view. Membership available. Unfurnished. $3,500 Major indicators paint positive pictures in Naples area SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe housing market momentum continues to remain strong heading into summer, according to the latest numbers from the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NABOR leaders cite four key indicators: Pending sales are up. Closed sales are up. Median closed prices are up. Days on the market have decreased. The association tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). The newest report indicates overall pending sales increased 2 percent year-over-year, from 10,723 to 10,905, in the 12 months ending May 2014. Overall closed sales increased 3 percent in the same period, from 9,447 properties to 9,739 properties. And the overall median closed price rose 15 percent overall year-overyear, from $220,000 to $253,000. For May, a 2 percent increase in overall pending sales is very good considering inventory decreased 8 percent, says Glenn Ginsberg, broker/owner of A Delty Realty of Naples. According to the report, Mays inventory was the lowest it has been since NABOR started tracking activity in 2007. But the decrease is mainly in the House Hunting:1250 Gulf Shore Blvd. S. This one-of-a-kind Bermudastyle beach block estate has breathtaking Gulf of Mexico and Naples beach views. A private path to the beach is part of this small, gated enclave of homes called the Haldeman Estates, one of Old Naples most historic sites. This newer six-bedroom, six-bath residence includes a complete guest wing with kitchen separated by the courtyard layout that allows for maximum in privacy and party gatherings. Relax by the pool and spa warmed by the homes southern exposure. Peace of mind is provided through concrete block construction and hurricane impact glass. Shaun Dalton and Brad Johnson of Gulf Coast International Properties have the listing for $6,790,000. For more information, call 248-1907, email or visit NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE B8 WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 COURTESY PHOTOSSEE NABOR, B19


WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 B9 Grand opening at Raffia Preserve set for June 28 WCI Communities invites the public to the grand opening of Raffia Preserve from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 28. The sales center is at 4075 Wolfe Road, just west of Collier Boulevard about 1 miles south of Immokalee Road. Raffia Preserve is the companys new 184-acre Naples community featuring 72 acres devoted to lakes and nature preserves. The free event will include food and refreshments, face painting, balloon making, a photo booth and a DJ playing family-friendly music. The event will showcase Raffia Preserves collection of 17 floor plans inside the sales center, which also displays the communitys planned amenities, including a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse. Raffia Preserves seven executive home designs offer oneand two-story floor plans with three and four bedrooms and range from 2,053 square feet to 3,604 square feet of living space. Executive homes start from the mid$300,000s. Also offered with one and two stories, there are 10 estate home designs with three to six bedrooms and 2,312 square feet to 4,457 square feet. Prices start in the low-$400,000s. With a total of 184 acres, 72 of which are devoted to lakes and nature preserves, Raffia Preserve will have 363 single-family homes at buildout. For more information, call 598-2370 or visit Realty Masters opens in NaplesRealty Masters has opened its fourth Florida office. Led by veteran broker and Naples resident Eddie Schultz, the office is on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples. Mr. Schultz has more than 30 years of experience and has brokered more than $500 million in real estate assets, managed numerous income properties and completed multiple workouts for national financial institutions. He also has worked as sales and marketing director for several golf course communities. Realty Masters has been active along Floridas west coast for years, having sold significant properties including the Naples Square development site, an $11 million multi-asset portfolio in North Naples and multi-family properties in Lely Resort. Neal Communities gives back in SWFNeal Communities has made financial donations to childrens organizations in Collier and Lee counties this year. Recipients are organizations that contribute to the positive growth of families in need in communities where the builder creates new neighborhoods. In 2014 to date, Neal Communities support has been provided to Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples, the Urban Land Institute of Southwest Florida and the Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. 5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL 34142Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 Maple Ridge Now Open. 8 New Models. Hampton Village 2 Decorated Models Now Open. Del Webb Naples 4 New Models Now Open. La Piazza Hurry! 1 Unit Remaining. Ave Maria. Life. Made Simple. *See your Maple Ridge sales representative for details. Offer subject to availability and change.Things are Exploding in Ave Maria. With over 100 Home Sales in 2014 Come see what the reworks are all about. Brand new, beautiful homes amazingly priced from the mid $100s to the $400s! Youll nd them and more in Ave Maria. Featuring single-family homes and condominiums with 2-6 bedrooms starting at just $1,600 a month*. Overlooking lakes, preserves, the golf course community or our Town Center. All located in a great new community with onsite water park, Panther Run Golf Club, parks, lakes, Publix grocery market, private schools and university, shopping, and dining. Plus, A-rated Collier Schools are located just down the street. So if youre looking for a great new home with a low, low price, come to Ave Maria today. Homes from the mid $100s! Take Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. Hampton Village


Truly the best waterfront homesite value currently available in Port Royal! Great views, terric proximity to the Port Royal Club and the beach, cul-de-sac location, nearly 100 of water frontage with existing dockage. Favorable orientation and site size allows for tremendous design possibilities with new homes already completed on either side. $4,595,000 PORT ROYAL HOMESITE Gorgeous, gated, 3+den / 3.5 baths in Pelican Marsh this private, quiet custom home located around the corner from Mercato offers over 3,500sf of exceptional living. 14 ceilings, bar area for entertaining, impact glass, oversized lanai, fantastic sunny oversized pool area plus open cabana area. $1,349,900 btnTruly the best of the best have every amenity with beach, boat docks, tennis, pools and views!! This 3 / 3.5 residence has a favored southern exposure. Wake up in your master suite overlooking uninterrupted direct views of Doctors Pass and the Gulf of Mexico each day. Lots of light and terric oorplan. $1,195,000 fr fnbCHRISALLNAPLES.COM | 239.572.2200 | WWW.ALLNAPLES.COM n fr br r n nn All the reasons Olde Naples is so highly desired and sought after: a short 3 block stroll to the beach and an even shorter 1 block stroll to 5th Avenue South. 10+ ceilings, attached 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms + den with 3 full baths plus half bath and over 2,500 feet of air conditioned living space all on the same level. $1,895,000 Residence is situated upon a sunny southern facing 1.25 acre lakefront site. Over 6,500sf of air-conditioned living space ready for your Naples lifestyle. 5 ensuite bedrooms, study, formal dining room, large family room with adjacent billiard room and 5-car garage. Every lifestyle is well suited to this home you name it this residence delivers! $3,395,000 Rarely available top oor beachfront corner residence offering, 4 bedrooms (3 ensuite) each with full bathroom and nearly 3,000sf of air-conditioned living space located south of Doctors Pass. Tremendous, direct, uninterrupted beach and Gulf of Mexico views relax in the western sitting area off the master suite. $2,395,000 Lives just like your own private beach house! Walk right out to beach from your own large and private lanai that directly faces the Gulf and the beach. This renovated 3 / 2.5 residence on Vanderbilt beach lives big. Amazing views, furnished, amenities include: pool, tennis courts, plus your own private garage and more. $1,850,000 frnb t Just Listed Just Listed Just Listed Fully and gorgeously renovated, long range views of the Gulf of Mexico or Moorings Bay from every room, full amenities include onsite beach access, direct Gulf access boating & slips, security, and more. 3 / 2, private attached garage, impact glass throughout. Stunning and move-in ready in every way. $1,795,000 n When you are thinking of spreading out do not miss this sunny home with 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms plus half bath. 2+ acres, 2003 construction with impact glass windows and doors, high ceilings, 3-car garage and additional detached 2-car garage w/12 doors for outdoor & recreational enthusiasts. Privacy and design. $1,495,000 n r Just Listed CHRISTOPHER A. BRAUN-bbtn, tb2011 & 2013 Top Overall Downing-Frye Realtor 2012 Naples Daily News Peoples Choice Award Winner for Best Realtor


Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Broker participation is encouraged. OUR HOMEBUILDERS: KOLTER HOMES, NEAL COMMUNITIES & ROYAL CORINTHIAN3 minutes east of I-75 at exit 141 in Fort Myers ~ or call 866-694-7199 It doesnt get any better than this. 36 Holes of Championship Golf Being home is a lot more exciting when you live at Verandah. Kayak. Hike. Golf. Swim. Play tennis. Every thrill you want is at this fantastic community along with the energy and excitement of a new owner, Kolter. HOMES FROM THE MID $200S TO OVER $1 MILLION CALL ANGELA BAVETTA or KIM SHORECopyright 2014, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Realty is a registered mark of Miromar Development Corporation. 06252614-1544 Ask the Experts We Know Miromar!FIND YOUR HOME IN MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB, THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES*


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HAVE IT ALL. Move in Now.MOVE-IN-READY HOMES WITH SPECIAL SUMMER PRICING Stock Development | 2647 Professional Circle | Suite 1201 | Naples, FL 34119 | 239.592.7344BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. BLACK BEAR RIDGE NAPLES SALE PRICELot #26 Tivoli III 3/3 2,062 sq. ft. $489,000Lot #79 Montessa 3/2 2,293 sq. ft. $535,615PASEO FORT MYERSUnit #4602 Santa Monica 2/2.5 1,509 sq. ft. $244,585Unit #3504 San Pablo B 3/2 1,774 sq. ft. $256,420Unit #8803 Capistrano 2/2.5 1,776 sq. ft. $348,480Furnished ModelLot #95 Twin VillaCoronado 2/2 1,575 sq. ft. $409,610Lot #198 Ruf no II 3/2.5 2,585 sq. ft. $811,519Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableLELY RESORT NAPLESUnit #7-101 Alden WoodsMontego 2/2 1,657 sq. ft. $322,945PENDINGLot #78 The ClassicsMajestic 4/4 3,830 sq. ft. $1,275,855Lot #6 CordobaTriana II 3/3.5+Den 2,213 sq. ft. $674,400Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableUnit #4405 OlSan Fernando 2/2 1,227 sq. ft. $228,380Unit #4506 OlSanta Maria 2/2.5 1,459 sq. ft. $246,715Unit #4503 OlSanta Isabella 2/2.5 1,520 sq. ft. $247,070Lot #14-101 Players CoveWhitestone 2/2.5 2,091 sq. ft. $479,990Lot #14-201 Players CoveMedallion 3/3 2,743 sq. ft. $579,990 OLDE CYPRESS LANTANA NAPLES SALE PRICELot #72 Ruf no II 3/2.5 2,585 sq. ft. $677,905 Lot #41 Orchid II 4/3.5 3,158 sq. ft. $779,155Lot #80 Montessa II 3/2 2,327 sq. ft. $852,434PENDING Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableFIDDLERS CREEK NAPLESLot #24 Ponte Vedra Grande 4/4.5 3,525 sq. ft. $1,199,990PENDINGLot #31 Grand Calais II 4/4.5 3,597 sq. ft. $1,578,490 Furnished Model/Leaseback Available QUAIL WEST NAPLESLot #31 EscalaPalmhurst 3/3.5 2,822 sq. ft. $963,265Lot #J142 North LakeMajorca Grande 4/4.5 4,207 sq. ft. $1,793,531PENDING Furnished Model/Available for Immediate Occupancy Lot #J141 North LakeTuscany 4/4.5 4,139 sq. ft. $1,864,093 PENDING Furnished Model/Available for Immediate Occupancy TWINEAGLES NAPLESLot #31 WicklowGreenbriar II 3/4 2,949 sq. ft. $1,144,220 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableLot #57 HedgestoneMuir eld IV 4/4.5 3,333 sq. ft. $1,405,000 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableLot #56 HedgestonePonte Vedra Grande 4/4.5 3,525 sq. ft. $1,457,980 Furnished Model/Leaseback Available For directions and complete listings of all our communities and inventory homes please visit StockDevelopment.comStock Development offers move-in-ready, quality-built homes in award-winning locations throughout Southwest Florida. FLStockDevelopment


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 REAL ESTATE B19 Richard DrosteREALTOR239-572-5117rddsmd@comcast.netJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit Today!The Fountains $99,000 Adorable end unit. Lake view. 2 BR/2BA plus carport. Furnished. New windows.8998 Lely Island Circle $599,900 Outstanding in every way. 4 BR/3 BA, stunning views, large lanai w/pool & spa. NEW PRICE 55+ COMMUNITY 400 Worthington Street $574,900Super large lake view w/western exposure. So many updates & new additions. 3 BR/2 BA. GORGEOUS HOMEGreenlinks Several Floor Plans Great investment, income guaranteed. Live in it, rent it or vacation in it. Under $200,000. GOLF ENTHUSIAST NABORFrom page 8condominium market, where inventory decreased 19 percent, from 2,294 units in May 2013 to 1,850 units in May 2014. Inventory in the single-family-home market increased 5 percent, from 1,968 in May 2013 to 2,069 in May 2014. NABOR analysts say new home construction is helping to relieve the inventory pressure and moderate price gains. Brokerages are seeing a significant increase in new construction, says Brenda Fioretti, managing broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. Realtors are involved in new construction sales, she adds. Agents have access to all new properties and can present a comparative and objective view to homebuyers. Another positive indicator that the Naples area real estate market is balanced was pointed out by Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, at the annual NABOR Economic Summit in April. Mr. Yun said a market becomes stable when its non-traditional (short-sale or foreclosed homes) sales activity remains under 10 percent. For the second month in a row, non-traditional closed sales in the Naples area are 9 percent of the total closed sales. The NABOR report for May 2014 provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. Overall findings include: Closed sales for single-family homes in the $2 million and above market increased 73 percent, from 22 in May 2013 to 38 in May 2014. Closed sales for condominiums in the $2 million and above market increased 123 percent, from 13 in May 2013 to 29 in May 2014. The overall median closed price of homes $300,000 and under increased 13 percent, from $150,000 in the 12 months ending May 2013 to $170,000 in the 12 months ending May 2014. The median closed price for condominiums in the $2 million and above market increased 5 percent, from $2,770,000 in the 12 months ending May 2013 to $2,900,000 in the 12 months ending May 2014. The overall average days on market was at 96 for May 2014. Overall pending sales increased 34 percent for homes $2 million and above, from 41 contracts in May 2013 to 55 contracts in May of 2014. Overall inventory decreased 8 percent, from 4,262 units in May 2013 to 3,919 units in May 2014. Overall inventory for properties under $300,000 decreased 18 percent, from 1,761 units in May 2013 to 1,448 units in May 2014. Inventory of single-family homes in the $300,000 to $500,000 price segment increased 15 percent, from 438 homes in May 2013 to 502 homes in May 2014. The ongoing activity in the highend of the market every month is in part a result of continued stock market gains which, coupled with continued low mortgage interest rates, are boosting consumer confidence in investing in the housing marketing and providing a good climate for diversification in real estate investment. This is a great time to buy or sell a home in Naples, says Pat Pitocchi, NABOR president and corporate trainer at Downing-Frye Realty. The influx of new construction is finally helping the market fill a void where demand is outpacing inventory. But even with nearly ENGLEWOOD941.473.7750BOCA GRANDE941.964.2000PUNTA GORDA 941.639.0000BURNT STORE941.505.5555 RENTALS | PROPERTY MANAGEMENT | MORTGAGE | TITLE | COMMERCIAL BANK OWNED | NEW DEVELOPMENTS | RELOCATION | A World of Opportunity Thats Not A World Away LITTLE BOKEELIA ISLAND USEPPA ISLAND PALM ISLAND Majestic private island on over 100 acres located on Floridas Gulf Coast. This island is unrivaled in its amenities, investment potential and location. Offered at $29,500,000. Jennifer Calenda, 941.916.0798 or 941.505.5555 Imagine a private island set in the midst of beaches, bays and sky. Accessible only by water or sea plane and home to over a hundred families. Useppa Island residences pricing starts at $515,000 and up. Brian McColgan, 239.410.7850 or 941.505.5555 This unique barrier island offers seven miles of pristine white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise Gulf waters. Live the resort lifestyle all year long. Palm Island residences start at $329,900 and up. Kevin Mackin, 941.769.0198 or 941.473.7750LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. 30 new communities being developed in our area, the average days on market in May was at 96 days. So homeowners looking to sell are still at an advantage. To view the entire May 2014 report, visit


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BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.comThank God for technology. Actress Rachel Burttram was in Maine when she received the call. A director whod recently moved to Bonita Springs wanted her to audition for a short film he was making. But Ms. Burttram had just flown to Maine to be with her husband, fellow Florida Repertory Theatre ensemble actor Brendan Powers; he was playing the Stage Manager in Our Town. So she offered them an alternative: She could audition via Skype. The director and producer readily agreed. But then, technology failed her. After her audition, theyd promised to get back to her with their decision, but she didnt get the call. She figured theyd decided to go with someone else. But Ms. Burttram didnt realize her cell phone had died; when she plugged it in, there was a voicemail waiting for her, offering her the role. They quickly sent her a draft of the screenplay. We began communicating about characterization and storyline and all that via email, she says. When she and Mr. Powers returned to Florida, they met with the director, Miguel Matias, in Naples. We had a great chat; we wound up talking for 3 hours, she says. It was a real meeting of the minds; we just really hit it off. I knew it was going to be a fun project. The director even rewrote the script to include a small part for Mr. Powers. Mr. Matias, a native of Portugal, was the creator and showrunner of two TV series there: Strange and The Last Treasure. He wrote more than 500 episodes for several other shows in Portugal, including Blood Ties, which won an international Emmy Award in 2011. He moved from Lisbon to Los Angeles and then to New York because he wanted to make movies in the United States. He and his wife eventually moved A short leap COURTESY PHOTO Jean-Carlos Casely and Scott CorbinCOURTESY PHOTO Rachel BurttramSEE LEAP, C4 SEE JANK, C4 Stage actress finds new comfort zone with role in locally produced filmCasely and the JankPicture this: A new kind of pop music that makes you visualize something BY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly CorrespondentHappenstance topped off the creative process that yielded a new musical style that Scott Corbin and Jean-Carlos Casely hope will join hip hop, house, EDM and R&B atop todays groove-oriented charts. Mr. Corbin, of Naples, and Mr. Casely, of Miami, are the architects of Jank, a sub-genre of pop thats being launched worldwide this summer. The veteran musicians and bandmates devised Jank while searching for a unique sound for their group, Casely and the Jank. It was their bassist, David Jess, who placed the cherry on top of the duos musical sundae a little more than one year ago when he burst forth with a piece of unknown slang to describe the music. David listened to it and said, That just sounds jank, says Mr. Corbin, a guitarist who shares songwriting duties with Mr. Casely, the groups vocalist. The bass players random comment clicked immediately for Mr. Casely, and the term stuck. I laughed and I laugh to this day, he says. It was serendipity. It was like, Man, you couldnt say anything that was more on-point. It just bought a smile to our faces. Casely and the Janks debut EP, Brick, was released in January, and the bands first album, Gentrified, dropped on June 12. The story behind that is were gentrifying the music business and were redefining the way people listen to music, explains Mr. Corbin. The group has used the Web to promote itself and to release tunes over the last year. A lot of the feedback that weve gotten from people in different countries is that (the music) A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 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 Beach encounterChildish flirtation along the waters edge. C2 Oh, what a flickGreat tunes merge with a moving story. C11 Where has Lauren Ambrose been? Checking in with the Six Feet Under star. C21

PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 I have to laugh when I see teenage girls strolling the beach in their cute bikinis, clearly hoping to meet someone. What a fantastic story it would make the good-looking boy they happened to bump into during a walk. I know, because I used to have those same fantasies. I want to tell the girls that theyre too far down, that the action only happens at the public end of the beach, that here, mid-island, theres nothing but dog-walkers and families with kids. Although, thats not entirely true. Ive had a few beach run-ins. There was the time I went swimming in high school and the boy who ran the jet-ski rental stand swam up next to me. What are you doing? he asked. I was too innocent to know a pass when it looked me in the face. Im swimming, I said. What are you doing? Youd think that for someone who wanted a boyfriend more than anything, Id have had better game. Then there was the man I met a few years ago. Id see him at the same time every day, around sunset, with his dog. I was easy to spot I always carried the same fluorescent orange bucket, the kind children use to build sandcastles, but I liked to fill mine with beach trash. My friend would come from the opposite direction, and Id turn when we met up and slow my pace and wed walk together to his access road. Recently, though, Id given up on beach encounters. My orange bucket has faded. The dog walkers all seem to know I secretly prefer cats. And, anyway, I like to think Im past all that foolishness. But it turns out that foolishness is still there. In abundance. One recent evening as I made my sunset run, I crossed paths with a group of boys, maybe 10 years old. They sat huddled together past the high water line, almost in the sea oats, clustered the way boys do when theyre up to no good. I had the brief thought, I hope they leave me out of this, before one of them broke off from the group and headed in my direction. He was a skinny kid, fair-haired and sweet-faced, and I watched him from the corners of my eyes the way you watch a stray dog. I saw that he had a ball of sand cupped between his hands that he shaped as he walked. He spoke in a low voice as he approached, and it took me a second to realize he was talking to me. Can I interest you in my balls? he said. I didnt slow my pace. The boy kept talking, so quietly that I could barely make out what he said next. They come with hair. I started laughing. I couldnt help it this boy with his kid haircut trying to act like a man. I shook my head and continued walking, my sides hurting from laughter. I didnt look back. But the boy must have returned to his friends because they called out after me, Two for the price of one. I thought, someday some girl will be impressed by that. Try again when youre 18. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis y SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSAn unexpected beach encounter Medical Director: Andrew T. Jaffe, MD, FAADComplimentary Consultations 239-313-2553*Restrictions apply. Individual results may vary. BEFORE AFTER Transform your bodywithout surgery or downtime. North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Drive Downtown Naples 261 9th Street South Fort Myers 7331 Gladiolus Drive Bonita Springs 25987 South Tamiami Trail, Unit 90COOLSCULPTING AVAILABLE AT: Revolutionary Fat FreezingGuaranteed Fat Reducing Results*EXCLUSIVELY AT RIVERCHASE: WHEN YOU TREAT-TO-COMPLETE WITH Welcome...Michael D. Lee, MD, FAADBoard Certi ed Dermatologist, Fellowship-Trained Mohs SurgeonMarco Island and Downtown NaplesCa ll 1-800-591-DERM to schedule your appointment. Skin Cancer Surgery General Dermatology Cosmetic Dermatology Laser Treatments Specializing in: 261 9th Street South Downtown Naples Now Accepting New Patients


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PAGE 56 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 is visual, because it makes you picture something, he says. Other comments have called it cinematic. The single I Am is a danceable track highlighted by Mr. Caselys soulful tenor and some fiery guitar work by Mr. Corbin. Mr. Corbin, 29, grew up around guitars, with a father who is a player and a regional representative for Gibson Guitars. The younger Mr. Corbin picked up the instrument at age 11, inspired by the opening riff of Nirvanas Smells Like Teen Spirit and devoted himself to mastering it. His fathers work took the family from Seattle, where Mr. Corbin was born, to Chicago, Wisconsin and ultimately, Coral Springs, where he graduated from high school. Mr. Corbins career as a studio musician began while he attended the University of Central Florida. He started playing guitar for recording sessions at Orlandos Norfolk Music Studio, home to boy-band purveyor Transcontinental Records and such acts as Take 5, the Backstreet Boys and N Sync. He combined college and flying to studio gigs in New York and Los Angeles until graduating with a degree in economics. Over the years, he has worked in some of the countrys most prestigious recording studios in Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle and Colorado. Casely and the Jank got its start about 18 months ago, when Mr. Corbin and Mr. Casely first met at a Miami recording session. Mr. Casely asked Mr. Corbin to sit in for an upcoming live show. We found we worked well together, says Mr. Corbin. Mr. Casely began as an Epic Records solo artist and has also worked with such stars as Pitbull, Flo Rida, the Diaz Brothers and DJ Khaled since beginning his career 14 years ago. As long as I can remember, Ive wanted to perform and sing for the world, he says. The dream has evolved, but Ive always loved music and Ive always wanted to be surrounded by music. The Jank represents a blending of the two mens different musical and cultural backgrounds, says Mr. Casely. The process of the sound happens organically because we just bring different things to the table. Weve found that our backgrounds work very well together, he adds. A love of music and a desire to produce work that hopefully has a positive effect on the world are common denominators for the two artists. They also share a love for yoga that theyve incorporated into their website,, which includes their free mobile application called YogaMoves. The app contains music theyve composed and blended with pose sequence instructions so that yoga can be practiced on the go. Its for helping anybody who maybe hasnt gotten into yoga yet or doesnt know where to start, says Mr. Corbin. It can be intimidating to go into a (yoga) class for the first time. Live dates are in the offing for Casely and the Jank now that the album has been released. The tour schedule hasnt been established yet, but its sure to include shows in Collier and Lee counties, says Mr. Corbin, whose family moved to Naples while he was in college. Were definitely intent on playing live because weve been working really hard on the album, he says. Were really interested in playing Florida and around Fort Myers and Naples because Im part of the area, so that would be really fulfilling for me. LEAPFrom page 1JANKFrom page 1to Bonita Springs to be closer to her parents in Naples. They wound up filming the short on a recent weekend at Mr. Matiass house in Bonita Bay. Ms. Burttram plays the titular character of Emmas Fine. It was an emotionally demanding role. Im always interested in complex women, she says. Thats the kind of stories I love to tell. (I love to portray) someone whos complex, she says, listing the characters shes played in Rabbit Hole, Proof and Clybourne Park. When I heard about Emmas story, I was really intrigued, not only because shes a complex woman, but also because of what shes dealing with and how shes choosing to deal with it through social media. Its an integral part of her story, but I dont want to give away too many details. I think she has been sort of on the precipice of a real breakdown and is trying to figure out how to get the reins back and regain control of her life. In the meantime, the way she presents herself is extraordinarily fascinating. The actress was also intrigued with Mr. Matiass style of storytelling. Its simple. Its elegant storytelling, she says. With some plays, she says, you have to come to the play; the play doesnt come to you. Emmas Fine is similar, she adds. You have to come to the movie. One of Ms. Burttrams favorite actresses is Juliette Binoche. Shes such an amazing storyteller. This feels like a story she would tell, she says, explaining that there are many scenes without dialogue. She likes that the director isnt afraid to use silence. Its the story thats happening behind Emmas eyes. I hope thats what Ive conveyed in the work.Behind the scenesA few months ago, Ms. Burttram and her husband had lunch with actor Tom Nowicki in Orlando. Ms. Burtrram had acted with him in The Art of Murder at Florida Rep, and she and Mr. Powers both acted with him in Opus, also at Florida Rep. Though Ms. Burtrram had had a walk-on role in the TV show Burn Notice, and Mr. Powers has acted in Graceland and in an yet-unnamed upcoming Netflix series starring Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard, We were picking his brain, she says. He give us the Spark Notes on theater acting versus film and TV acting. Tom has such an amazing TV career, she says, noting that he was in the TV series Drop Dead Diva and Necessary Roughness from 20112013 and was in Revolution in 2013. Hes also had roles in movies such as The Blind Side, Dolphin Tale, Flight and Remember the Titans. Acting for film or TV is different than acting on the stage, she explains. My fear has always been that Ill be too broad for the camera, because you dont have to reach the 14th row, you just have to reach the lens, she says. Toms wonderful advice was: If you think it, the camera will see it. She held on to that advice the entire weekend she filmed Emmas Fine, saying to herself, All I have to do is think it. The weekend was a radically different experience than the times shes filmed a TV show or a commercial. On most film sets, especially for TV and commercials, theres such a manic energy, she says. We gotta go, we gotta go! Time is money! And the actor is just one tiny cog in that machine. But the atmosphere on Emmas Fine was much more relaxed. There was a small crew, and because there was such a level of trust and the intimacy was just fantastic, it allowed me to play in the way Im comfortable playing in the theater, she says. It was so comforting: Oh, I actually do know how to do this! It was an eye-opening experience for Mr. Powers, too. When he filmed his scenes for the yet-unnamed Netflix series, there was hundreds of crew, he says. Youre in this whirlwind. But with Emmas Fine, there were just a handful of people. We were very focused, all on the same page, he says. We knew what our jobs were, and we were all in a central location the directors house. It was a delightful experience in making a short film. Sometimes, when youre on set for the bigger things, you dont have the luxury of watching how the director of photography works, how he talks to the director. I was able to watch them set up the shots, do the takes, sit behind the director as hes directing the scene. It was a great opportunity for me to watch from that side, the technical aspect of it. In bigger projects, hed just be in the way, he says. Mr. Powers has one small scene in the 10-minute movie. The original draft was a one-woman film, he reveals. His role in the movie is deliberately vague. They were involved in some way; clearly they have a history, he says. Brittney Brady, founder and producing artistic director of Ghostbird Theatre Company in Fort Myers, also has a small role in the short, as the sister of Ms. Burttrams character. The film was shot entirely inside the directors Bonita Bay home. He is currently editing the short in New York City and intends to submit it to various film festivals, including Sundance. Whatever festival it gets into, well be thrilled, Ms. Burttram says. We have high hopes. After having a screening at its first festival, the director plans to show Emilys Fine in Fort Myers, and possibly also in Naples as well, at a place and time yet to be determined. It was delightful to watch these people put this together, says Mr. Powers. I hope we have the opportunity to do it again with these great people we just met. I hope there are more projects with them down the road. It was fun. >>Who: Casely and the Jank >>What: New music group featuring the pop music genre dubbed Jank by its creators, Naples resident Scott Corbin and Miami resident JeanCarlos Casely >>Information and music downloads: or at Brendan Powers Rachel Burttram in Emmas Fine.


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PAGE 58 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater Gypsy By The Naples Players in Blackburn Hall at Sugden Community Theatre, June 27-July 27. 263-7990 or Princess Whatsername By KidzAct of The Naples Players in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre, June 27-29. 263-7990 or www. Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Through Aug. 16 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. The Little Mermaid July 3-Aug. 2 at Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or Ongoing Exhibits Artistic Optimism A group exhibition of recent works in assemblage, ceramics, collage, painting, pastel and sculpture through Aug. 15 at Rosen Gallery & Studios. 2172 J&C Blvd. 821-1061. Wartime Highlights The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents Hollywoods Whos Who in World War II through Aug. 16. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. 263-9200 or Water Life Art An exhibit of works by local artists Christina Wyatt and Karen Swanker at Shangri-La Springs through Aug. 6. Free. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 949-0749 or Bold Works An exhibit of new acrylics by abstract expressionist Stuart Glazer of Boca Raton at Sweet Art Gallery through June. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or French Flair Jo-Gi Gallery opens from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday for the exhibition Part of Paris & Provence. 1080 Fifth Ave. S. 659-5644 or From Cumae to Pompeii An exhibition of artwork by artist Ferdinando Ambrosino inspired by the archaeological sites of Campania: Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Phlegraean Fields at The Naples Depot Museum through June 30. Free. 1051 5th Ave. S. 262-6525 or Thursday, June 26 History Performance South Regional Library presents the onewoman play Ghosts of the Desert at 2 p.m. Free. Registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542 or www. Love That Dress! Clive Daniel Home hosts a dress collection party for PACE Center for Girls-Collier from 5:307:30 p.m. The only cost of admission is a new or gently loved dress or fashion accessory to help build the inventory for the annual dress sale that take place in August. RSVP: 213-7844. Summer Nights A DJ plays music from 7-11 tonight and every Thursday at Barbatella. 1290 Third St. S. 2 63-1955. 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. Just for Laughs Jimmy DellaValle takes the stage at the Off The Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island tonight through June 29. 389-6901 or Friday, June 27 Hot Summer Nights The Collier County Sheriffs Office invites kids of all ages to another Hot Summer Nights party from 6-9 p.m. at Sugden Regional Park. Everything is free, from the squad car bounce house to the rock-climbing wall and movies and Wii games on giant inflatable screens. Bet on Elvis Seminole Casino hosts Elvis tribute artists Irv Cass, Doug Church, Jerome Jackson and Peter Alden in the Zig Zag Lounge from noon to 8 p.m. today through June 29. 658-1313 or Brewery Tours Naples Beach Brewery hosts a tasting and tour from 4-8 p.m. $15 includes 2 ounces of each beer brewed followed by two 12-ounce pours. Island Music The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an evening of island-style music with John Frinzi and John Patti starting at 7 p.m. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. $15-$25. 495-8989 or www. Country Jam Scott Ritters Country Western Honky Tonk Blues Band plays from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Laugh It Off Jay Hewlett, Brian Corrion and Rob Glessner take the stage at Old Naples Comedy Club tonight and June 28. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or Live Tunes The Good Bad Kids take the stage starting at 9:30 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or www. Saturday, June 28 Fresh Produce The Golden Gate Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd. 206-4339. All-American Fun Everglades City hosts its annual early Independence Day family-fun festival starting at 10 a.m. on the steps of City Hall. Activities throughout the day include arts and crafts, face painting and raffles. The fireworks display starts at 9 p.m. 695-2695. Dixieland Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. Sponsored by the Naples Jazz Society. Free. 254-9674.Smooth Jazz The Marc Vee Trio plays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Bay House Restaurant. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837.It Takes Two Pablo Repun Tango hosts a beginners class from 7-8 p.m. followed by milonga for everyone. Bring your own wine; snacks provided. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www. The Betty Fox Band performs from 7-10 p.m. to kick off SummerJazz on the Gulf on Watkins Lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Free. 261-2222 or www Tunes JC Crossfire performs from 7-10 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or Blues Jam Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers perform from 8-11 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun and Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Sunday, June 29 Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents a screening and discussion of A Hijacking (Denmark, 2012) at 2 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. $5 for academy members, $8 for others. Registration encouraged. 434-4737. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. www. Fresh Goods The Collier Boulevard Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11725 C ollier Blvd. 206-4339. Fun in the Sun Childrens Miracle Network hosts family fun in the sun with a kayak race, paddle boarding and barbecue starting at 4 p.m. at Delnor Wiggins State Park. $15. 597-6099, ext. 15. Theater at the Movies Silverspot Cinema presents a transmission of the National Theatres performance of Alan Ayckbourns A Small Family Business at 6 p.m. tonight and 1 p.m. July 1. Live Reggae Floribbean Allstars take the stage starting at 9:30 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or www. Monday, June 30 Jazz Jam Jebry and friends gather 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 at 7 p.m. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or www. Tuesday, July 1 Oh, Canada Canadian-based Second Cup at Mercato celebrates its anniversary and Canadas birthday with samples of Canadian specialties and raffle. 653-9072 or History Performance Headquarters Regional Library presents Janina Birtolo in Conversations with History: How Sharp the Serpents Tooth at 2 p.m. Registration required. Free. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or Tango Tuesdays Pablo Repun Tango hosts an intermediate and advanced tango class from 8-9 p.m. $5. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www. Silverspot Cinema presents a transmission of the National Theatres performance of Alan Ayckbourns A Small Family Business at 6 p.m. June 29 and 1 p.m. July 1. A rioutous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, the story follows Jack McCracken, a man of principle (until he takes over his father-in-laws business) in a corrupt world. of all ages are invited to another Hot Summer Nights party hosted by the Collier County Sheriffs Office from 6-9 p.m. June 27 at Sugden Regional Park. Everything is free, from the squad car bounce house to the rockclimbing wall, movies and Wii games on giant inflatable screens and refreshments of all kinds.The 29th season of SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts on the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Course begins from 7-10 p.m. June 28 with The Betty Fox Band. Free. The series continues with Late Night Brass, July 26; Pocket Change, Aug. 16; and The Mud Flappers Band, Sept. 13. 2612222 or


Beer Tasting Decanted Wines hosts a craft beer tasting from 5-7 p.m. $15/advance RSVP; $20/at door. 434-1814 or Old Movies The Marco Island Historical Society presents three films from its collection of vintage movies starting at 7 p.m. Free for members, $5 for others. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 389-6447 or Live Blues The Black Cat Bone Blues Band performs from 8-11 p.m. at Weekend Willies. 5310 Shirley St. 5973333 or Wednesday, July 2 Art & Nature Shangri La Springs opens to the public for Art & Nature from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plein air painters work at their easels set up throughout the property. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 949-0749 or Coming up Matinee Movie Naples Regional Library presents a free screening of A Night at the Opera(USA, 1935) at 2 p.m. July 3. Registration required. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or Independence Day Military personnel enjoy free admission to the Nature Center at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida with another paying guest July 3-5. Beach Party Join Marco Island artist Tara ONeill at her Blue Mangrove Gallery for a celebration of all things beachy, including her latest beach paintings, from 2-4 p.m. July 5. Flip-flops welcome; come as you are, on your way to or from the shore. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 3932405 or Film Night The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a screening and discussion of Nine Queens at 7 p.m. July 7. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or Wings, Raise Funds Buffalo Wild Wings hosts a benefit for the Greater Naples YMCA from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 9. Present a print or digital version of the Eat Wings, Raise Funds coupon and 15 percent of the total bill will be donated to the Y. 3290 Tamiami Trail East. 597-3148 or Now Youre Cookin Chef Kristina Filippo of The Good Life of Naples leads a class in Italian summer classics from 6-8 p.m. July 11. $60. 514-4663 or Orchid Design Naples Botanical Garden holds an orchid design class from 9-11 a.m. July 19. $70 for members, $100 for others. 643-7275 or www. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 FISHERMENS VILLAGE |1800.639.0020 | 1200 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENT & CONFERENCE CENTER Taylor Street, Punta Gorda Friday, July 25th from 8-11 pm. Adults 18+ Cash Bar Costume Contest Selection of finger foods/hors doeuvres Pirate Style Entertainment Featuring Celtic Mayhem & The Bawdy Boys For More Information & To Purchase Ball Tickets Tickets $30.00 P lot ye r c ourse! 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 WALDORFASTORIANAPLES.COM Visit for complete terms and conditions. INDULGE TO THE FULLESTTHIS SUMMERCHEFS TABLE DINNERS Join us for a 5-course meal uniquely paired with wines or beers in the kitchen at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. { $125 per person } THURSDAY, JULY 17For reservations, please call 239.594.6058Stay the night and take the elevator home with rates from $169.* WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Seminole Casino hosts Elvis tribute artists Doug Church (top left), Irv Cass (top right), Jerome Jackson (above left) and Peter Alden (above right) in the Zig Zag Lounge from noon to 8 p.m. June 27-29. 658-1313 or

PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 ARTS COMMENTARY Summer is the season for do-it-yourself arts In Southwest Florida, the years divided in two when it comes to the arts: season, and summer, each lasting approximately six months. According to the calendar, summers officially here, but for local arts lovers, its already been here for a while. Bigger venues such as the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and Artis Naples have ended their seasons, though the Mann Hall did recently announce a concert for Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. Tickets have gone on sale; the show isnt until Oct. 19. Some of us fly to Europe until late fall or return north to larger cities. But for those left here, theres not much to do, culturally.Boob tubeFor some, summers an opportunity to just veg out in front of the television. Theres Americas Got Talent, a kind of modern day Ed Sullivan Show meets The Gong Show. I cant decide which I like better: the acts that bomb or the ones that surprise you with their talent. Where else are you going to see jugglers acts, balancing acts, stand-up comics, opera singers and rock singers all on the same stage, within the same hour? Last Comic Standing, a stand-up comedian competition, is in its last weeks. Then theres American Ninja Warrior, in which professional and amateur athletes work their way through an obstacle course, ending with the dreaded warped wall, an abrupt incline that curves up 14 feet. There are the walk-ons people who waited on line for days for the opportunity to possibly run the course and then there are the obnoxious guys whose egos are even larger than their overgrown muscles. As I sat through an episode (enjoyed may be too strong a word), I wondered about the people who designed the obstacle course. I decided they were born much too late; they wouldve been ideal designers of medieval instruments of torture. Id rather watch So You Think You Can Dance, which has contestants competing with modern choreography. Its an opportunity to see modern dance and hear music you normally wouldnt hear on network TV. Crossbones, the NBC series about Blackbeard (though he doesnt care for that name), starring John Malkovich, seems to hold promise. Ive seen the first two episodes, and the writing is of a higher caliber than your typical network series. I just hope it holds up. (If youve missed the beginning episodes, you can watch them on Some friends I know are taking the summer to go through their favorite shows. One is working her way through Lost while the other is watching The West Wing from season one. Of course, Netflix recently released season two of that prison soap opera, Orange is the New Black, as well as season two of The House of Cards, which I heartily recommend. I also recommend the UK version of The Voice, which can be viewed on YouTube. All three seasons feature and Sir Tom Jones. The talent is superb, and I think the quality of the show, including the coaches banter, is head-and-shoulders above the American version.The big screenTheres a ton of summer movies coming out, but frankly, most of them seem made for 12-year-old boys or those with the mentality of 12-year-old boys. An exception: The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Dame Helen Mirren, comes out Aug 8. She plays a French restaurant owner whos appalled when an Indian restaurant opens directly across the street. But really, do you need to know what its about? Helen Mirrens starring in it. Thats good enough for me.Sing out, Louise!The Naples Players always offer a summer musical, a kind of thank-you to local patrons. Typically, its directed by artistic director Dallas Dunnagan, with musical direction by Charles Fornara and choreography by Dawn Lebrecht Fornara. Its a winning collaboration, and this years no different, except Ms. Fornara is also co-directing. Gypsy plays June 27-July 27). Gypsy, of course, has those fabulous show-stopping numbers: Let Me Entertain You, Some People, Together (Wherever We Go), Everythings Coming up Roses and You Gotta Get a Gimmick. Previous summers productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Producers have been knock-outs. Be forewarned: get your tickets early. These summer musicals often sell out.Beach readsSummers typically the time to get lost in a good book or three or four. Dorothea Benton Frank has come out with a new novel: The Hurricane Sisters. Her books are always fun to read and generally feature a wise-cracking narrator or feisty mother figure. Yes, I admit that part of me doesnt want to read a book with hurricane in the title at this time of year. Maybe Ill put a brown wrapper over the cover, so as not to tempt the weather gods. The novel opens with the narrator and her husband at the local police station, getting her mother out of jail for brushing up against the wrong side of the law. Her crime: taking a llama for a walk in South Carolina. Nanette Crist, a freelancer for the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda edition of Florida Weekly, attended New York Citys Book Expo a few weeks ago. She was kind enough to bring back for me an advance copy of Carl Hiaasens Skink No Surrender, his first novel for teens. Its expected to hit the shelves Sept. 23. Many who attend Elaine Newtons Critics Choice book lecture series at Artis Naples often spend the summer working their way through her list of suggested new novels. These arent easy beach reads, and are often more challenging, but always rewarding. The six books she will lecture about in the 2014-2015 season are: TransAtlantic (Colum McCann), Boy, Snow, Bird (Helen Oyeyeni), The Goldfinch (Donna Tart), The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd), All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr) and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikru (Gabrielle Zevin).Save the dateIf youre going to stay in town for most of the summer, there are a few events you should mark on your calendar. Because they take place before season starts up, theyre sometimes overlooked. Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples initiated its New Works Festival last summer. Set for Sept 4-7, the second annual event allows theatergoers to see readings of four new plays and participate in talkbacks with the playwrights, directors and actors. One of last years festival plays, The Butcher, will receive a full-blown production this coming season. (Feb. 28-March 22). The Ringling International Arts Festival brings cutting-edge, innovative acts to Sarasota, acts you would typically only see in New York City or in Europe. This year, it runs from Oct. 15-18 and includes the Vijay Iyer Trio and The Pedrito Martinez Group, in which Afro-Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez leads a quartet from Cuba, Venezuela and Peru. The Sanibel Island Writers Conference runs from Nov. 6-9 this year at BIG ARTS on Sanibel. The evening events (readings/talks/ concerts) are generally open to the public. This years keynote speaker is Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Richard Russo, known for Empire Falls, Bridge of Sighs and That Old Cape Magic.DIYAttack the stack of books youve been dying to read, binge on the TV series your friends raved about but you somehow missed. Buy a sketchpad and some pencils or, if youre adventurous, pastels and draw. Just because youre on your own for these summer months doesnt mean your life has to be devoid of the arts. Its your time, your summer you can be as adventurous as you want. t i e m i o E E E E E i i l l l l l e e e e e e n n P P P P i i t t e e e e l l l A A Al l A Ab ou u t C l o os e et s i is a l ll a a b bo ut t i nn n ov v a at iv e e de e sign, im m pe c cc ab b b le c c ra f ft sm m a an s sh ip a nd d a aw le e ss s s er v v i ce. 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Wood PropertiesSponsored by: THE NAPLES PLAYERS PRESENTThis classic American musical takes place in the dying days of vaudeville and tells the story of Momma Rose, the quintessential stage mother, and her obsessive determination to make her two daughters into stars no matter the cost. Inspired by the memoirs of the burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, this entrancing musical boasts some of Broadways most famous melodies, including Everythings Coming Up Roses, Some People, and Let Me Entertain You. FILM CAPSULES22 Jump Street (Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube) In this sequel to the 2012 hit, Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) sends Schmidt (Mr. Hill) and Jenko (Mr. Tatum) to college to bust a drug ring. It has no shame in being similar to the original, and thats OK because its probably funnier. Rated R.The Signal 1/2(Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne) Computers hackers (Mr. Thwaites, Beau Knapp) wake up in a hospital after trying to track down their rival. The middle loses its way, but the beginning and end are fascinating enough to earn this a moderate recommendation. Rated PG-13.How to Train Your Dragon 2 1/2(Voices of Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, Gerard Butler) With his father (Mr. Butler) ready to hand over the reins and make him chief, Hiccup (Mr. Baruchel) must once again prove himself when dragon hunters threaten their safety. Wellconceived, funny and exciting, this is a top-quality sequel without a misstep. Rated PG.The Fault in Our Stars 1/2(Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern) Teenagers Hazel (Ms. Woodley) and Gus (Mr. Elgort) fall for one another as she battles cancer. Its a tearjerker for sure, but it earns those tears through quality character development and emotion. This is not manipulative melodrama; its genuine heartache. Based on the novel by John Green. Rated PG-13.Edge of Tomorrow (Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton) Major William Cage (Mr. Cruise) dies in battle but is revived and forced to relive the same day until he finds a way to emerge victorious. The 3D and visual effects look great, the story is fantastic, and it all pays off wonderfully in a near perfect action movie. Rated PG-13.X-Men: Days of Future Past (Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen) Wolverine (Mr. Jackman) is sent to the past to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from killing a scientist (Peter Dinklage). Strong story and visuals, but the 3D is unnecessary, and the finale has implications that dont suit the franchise well. Rated PG-13.Maleficent (Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley) Heres the story of Sleeping Beauty told from villainess Maleficents (Ms. Jolie) point of view. Not surprisingly, it turns out shes not so cruel after all. The visuals are cartoonish and the story is thin; the only highlight is Ms. Jolie as the deliciously evil title character. Rated PG. X-Men: Days of Future Past (Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen) Wolverine (Mr. Jackman) is sent to the past to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from killing a scientist (Peter Dinklage). Strong story and visuals, but the 3D is unnecessary, and the finale has implications that dont suit the franchise well. Rated PG-13.Blended 1/2(Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon) Single parents Jim (Mr. Sandler) and Lauren (Ms. Barrymore) have a disastrous blind date and then unexpectedly bump into one another with their kids in tow while travelling in Africa. Some jokes fall flat, but it remains adorable to see Mr. Sandler and Ms. Barrymore together, and the film has a nice message. Rated PG-13.The Love Punch (Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Spall) Divorced couple Richard (Mr. Brosnan) and Kate (Ms. Thompson) travel to Paris to steal a diamond from the man who took advantage of Richard in a bad business deal. Mr. Brosnan and Ms. Thompson are great together, and the story is a trip. Rated PG-13.Godzilla (Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen) Godzilla becomes the saving grace for mankind when two giant monsters start destroying the world. The story is predictable and the effects are mediocre, but the biggest sin is this: Theres not that much Godzilla in it. Rated PG-13.Million Dollar Arm (Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Suraj Sharma) A down-on-his-luck sports agent (Mr. Hamm) believes the next big baseball star could be playing cricket in India, so he creates a game show to find undiscovered talent. Right up there with The Rookie, Miracle and Remember the Titans, this is a solid sports drama with a good heart and strong message. Rated PG.Chef (Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson) After being fired by his jerk boss (Dustin Hoffman) and pissing off a famous food critic (Oliver Platt), a talented chef (Mr. Favreau) opens a food truck in Miami and drives across the southern U.S. with his son (Emjay Anthony) and sous chef (John Leguizamo). Funny when it needs to be and poignant throughout, this showcases Mr. Favreaus (Iron Man) skills as a writer/director/producer/actor in all the right ways. Rated R.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C15 FLORIDA WRITERSHere comes a book to turn you on and light you up Sun Power by Neville Williams. Forge. 385 pages. Hardcover. $27.99. This fine, valuable book is at once the account of a personal journey and of a crucial industry. Though the fascinating story is complex, the author presents it with sharp-edged clarity. The lengthy subtitle says it all: How Energy from the Sun Is Changing Lives Around the World, Empowering America, and Saving the Planet. Or, as George Harrison put it in his timeless love lyric, Here Comes the Sun. For several decades, former journalist Neville Williams has been at the forefront of the struggle to bring the transformative technology of solar electricity to the masses indeed, to everyone. Mr. Williams first became involved with solar power during the Carter administration as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy. He has founded companies and nonprofit organizations that have planted the seeds for a solar energy revolution across the globe. Currently a business consultant specializing in solar energy, he lives in Naples. In Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, remote areas of China and Japan, Africa and many other light-starved communities that power lines never reach, the photovoltaic miracle has helped people leap from the days of kerosene dependency into the 21st century. In such places, affordable electricity has created a much higher standard of living, bringing new opportunities by which impoverished peoples can lift themselves up. However, solar electricity should have a high priority everywhere, especially as the antidote to the continued nightmare of burning fossil fuels to create electricity. Aside from being a clean technology that drastically reduces the carbon footprint wherever it replaces generators fed by coal or petroleum or natural gas (itself relatively clean), solar electricity is remarkably dependable. Furthermore, no one can control supplies (and thus prices) by hoarding sunshine. For Mr. Williams, great frustrations have accompanied the growing number of successes in the solar electricity industry. He has tragic stories to tell about risk-adverse bureaucrats, many found at the World Bank, who seem to spend more time obstructing progress than assisting it. Supposedly intelligent decision-makers keep asking about the costs of the distribution system when, in most cases, there is no distribution system and thus no distribution cost: The power plant (panel of solar cells) is on your roof, dummy, and its not burning anything and thus not fouling the air. There have been and still are powerful forces at work to maintain our addiction to oil and related energy sources, whether imported or domestic. When vested interests are challenged, no amount of successful demonstration projects can change energy czars (public or private) into believers. The good news? Established energy companies large and small are finally hedging their bets by getting into the solar energy field in a big way. Perhaps, at last, they see the handwriting on the wall. In Mr. Williams book, loaded with facts and braced by persuasive arguments, the living pulse comes from his portraits of the people he meets on his long journey. Some of these people are partners in the various organizations that toil to bring the two-thirds world the benefits of solar electricity; some are government officials or heads of nonprofit organizations that seek to bring a better life to their countrymen, and others are the people at the end of the process those in a remote community, perhaps clinging to the side of a mountain, for whom solar panel installations link their world to the larger one that they rarely encounter. All these players and personalities receive homage from their partner and ally the man sharing the good news through his book. Affordable electric light enables recipients to read and work more hours in a day. It enables them to escape the hazards of kerosene lamps. Photovoltaic PV electricity in the developing world brings light to community centers, medical clinics and schools. The light itself is a great gift, but the trickle of electricity also charges a cell phone and can power the broadcast that sends the signal to the phone. For many, it brings television. When Mr. Williams introduces us to the individuals and communities across the globe whose lives have been changed by solar electricity, we can imagine a huge smile on his face, one bigger even than the smiles worn by the recipients of this game-changing technology. Its all here; its all illuminating. Indeed, here comes the sun. 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. r i a m t t WILLIAMS of o t e a d c ( p be


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Above the stops and on the pedals are the words Palace Organ. Above the keyboard, it reads Loring & Blake Organ Co. and Worcester, Mass., USA. The organ is in good shape and plays beautifully. Can you give us any information about the organ? A: J.W. Loring and Rufus W. Blake started Loring, Blake & Co. in 1868. The name of the company became Loring & Blake Organ Co. before 1870. The company had locations in Worcester, Mass., and Toledo, Ohio, and was one of the countrys largest producers of reed organs. In 1880 the company exhibited several parlor organs at the Worcester Fair, with prices listed from $40 to $1,200. Old reed organs are hard to sell today. Q: I have an old RCA Victor Model 6-RF-9 radio that friends of mine were about to throw out because they didnt have room for it at their new place. It was his fathers and it still works. It has a propeller-shaped dial and glass bulbs on the inside that light up when I plug it in. Can you tell me anything about this radio? A: RCA called your table model radio the Livingston. It was pictured in a December 1951 magazine ad that mentioned its modern plastic case, phonejack for a record-changer attachment and Golden Throat tone. It retailed for $79.50. Value today is $100 to $150. Q: When my father was in the U.S. Army, we were stationed in Germany from 1949 to 1952. My mother bought a pottery wine pitcher in Munich at a shop that sold used items. Its white with relief decorations that include a man holding a musical instrument and a fourline poem in German below that. It has a lid with a pewter thumb-press and is 13 inches tall. The mark on the bottom looks like a large bird above the words Villeroy & Boch. The numbers 1821, 90 and 20 are etched next to the crest. My father is 99 years old now and would like to sell the pitcher. Can you tell me more about it and its value? A: Villeroy & Boch was founded in Mettlach, Germany, in 1836. The bird mark on the bottom of your pitcher, or master stein, is called the Mercury mark. It is the head of Mercury with a winged cap. The number 1821 on the bottom is the mold or form number, 90 indicates it was made in 1890, and 20 is called the mystery mark because no one is sure what it means. Pitchers like yours sold at auction last year for $240 to $280. Tip: A tennis ball can be used to rub out scuff marks on vintage linoleum tiles often used in homes before the 1960s. 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, (Name of this newspaper), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.COLLECTORS CORNER Auctions are set for both coasts of Florida. Im going to set aside some time to drive to Arcadia for its street fair, set for the fourth Saturday of the month. Of course, Ill celebrate Independence Day at the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival. Arcadia Antique Fair More than 100 dealers set up along Oak Street in Arcadia starting at 8 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Next fair is June 28. Its an easy drive from just about anywhere, and Arcadia has plenty of antiques shops to visit while youre visiting the vendors who line the streets. You can shop, stop for lunch, shop some more and still make it home in time for dinner. Info: (863) 993-5105 or www.arcadiaflantiques. com. Treasure Hunt auction Auctions Neapolitan is holding a Treasure Hunt auction that ends June 27. Looks like there is a variety of objects available for bid Wedgwood, glass, silver, furnishings and such. To bid, visit www. West Palm Beach Antiques Festival The show, one of the largest in Florida, will be noon5 p.m. July 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 5 and 10 a.m.4:30 p.m. July 6 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $8 adults, $7 seniors, free for younger than 16. Two-day admission: $12. A $25 early buyer ticket allows admission 9 a.m. to noon July 4. Info: (941) 697-7475 or Two auctions by A.B. Levys First is an absolute auction of furniture and decorative arts, with no minimum and no reserve, set for 1 p.m. July 6. Second, is an auction of fine Chinese porcelain and works of art, set for 4 p.m. July 6. The auctions are scheduled at A.B. Levys Flamingo Building, 1921 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Info: (561) 835-9139 or Auction by Bruce Kodner Galleries 1 p.m. July 6. 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The classic American musical by Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim takes place in the dying days of vaudeville and tells the story of Momma Rose, the quintessential stage mother, and her two two daughters. Inspired by the memoirs of the burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, the show boasts some of Broadways most famous melodies, including Everythings Coming Up Roses, Some People and Let Me Entertain You. It runs through July 27. The fall season begins with Noises Off (Sept. 24-Oct. 18). This farce by Michael Frayn gives a sneak peek in to what it is really like on the other side of the curtain, following the antics of a dysfunctional troupe of actors as they stumble through their final dress rehearsal, all the way to the tumultuous closing night of their lowbudget production of Nothing On. The Spitfire Grill (Nov. 12-Dec. 6), a sincere and heartfelt musical by James Valcq and Fred Alley, tells the tale of a newly released parolee looking for a new life in a small town. Yasmina Rezas God of Carnage (Jan. 14-Feb. 7) follows two sets of parents as they struggle to resolve a playground incident between their young sons. What starts out as a civilized conversation erupts in to a war of words that is manically hilarious. Insults are thrown, alliances shift and soon the parents are acting more like the children they are there to discuss. The new seasons big musical production is Oklahoma! (March 4-April 4), the Rogers & Hammerstein classical that celebrates a territory on the verge of statehood, people resolving their differences and the electricity and excitement of young love. The Last Romance (April 22-May 16) wraps up the season on the main stage. A bittersweet comedy by Joe DiPietro, its about a late-in-life romance that blossoms and proves love has no age limit.In the Tobye StudioThe more intimate Tobye Studio at the Sugden presents its own variety of shows for 201415, starting with Time Stands Still (Oct. 22-Nov. 15). The drama by Donald Margulies is a moving and humorous play about a couple at a crossroads as they struggle to choose between their careers and settling down to a more conventional life. The drama Red (Feb. 4-28) explores the compelling and vulnerable relationship between artist Mark Rothko and his creations as he fights for relevance in the art community. Finishing up the season in the Tobye Studio is Nora and Delia Ephrons Love, Loss & What I Wore (April 1-25), a comedy that peeks inside the lives of women and the clothes that conjure memories of their most significant life moments.ETC Readers TheatreFor its 13th season, ETC Readers Theatre presents a mix of comedy and drama in Nights to Remember, a series of staged readings presented in the Tobye Studio. Coming Sunday, Nov. 2, are four short plays in keeping with the theme, Friends, Lovers and Monkeying Around. The individual works are: Reservations for Two by Lori Goodman; Words, Words, Words by David Ives; Mr. & Mrs. by Julie Marie Myatt; and Welcome to the Moon by John Patrick Shanley. On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6, An Evening of New Plays presents the winners of ETCs 11th annual contest for original one-act plays by Southwest Florida playwrights. The deadline for submissions to be considered is June 30. Life with a Twist is the theme of the following works selected for Sunday, Feb. 15: Trifles by Susan Glaspell; Who Made Robert De Niro King of America? by Jason Katims; The Last Yankee by Arthur Miller; and Look, A Latino! by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas. Three short plays on the program for Sunday, March 29, will fit with the theme of Is That Your Final Answer? The works are: Im with Ya, Duke by Herb Gardner; Poison by John Patrick Shanley; and Whats A Girl To Do? by Jim Hansen. 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PAGE 74 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 SAVE THE DATEHigh season for society events has come and gone, but its never too early to mark your calendar for galas and fundraisers not to miss in the season coming up. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organizations event in Florida Weekly. Email details to editor Cindy Pierce at cpierce@ The Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples says auf wiedersehen to Oktoberfest with a Backyard Bash: Kick Off! tailgate party beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Cmon, 15080 Livingston Road in Naples. Put on your team colors, gather your friends and get in the spirit to support hands-on educational opportunities for children and families visiting Cmon. The evening promises to bring out the inner child of grown-up fans of every sport, from football and baseball to soccer, lacrosse, tennis, swimming and cricket. Games and a silent auction will encourage friendly rivalry. Naples Beach Brewery will provide beverages, Crave Culinaire will cook up the main meal, and Ritas Italian Ice will serve sweets. Co-chairs are Jennifer Jarvis Urness, Roxanne Werner and Rachel Linse. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,500 for an MVP table of eight. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 260-1714. The Community Foundation of Collier County hosts the 2014 Power of the Purse luncheon to benefit the its Women of Initiative program on Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Erin Brockovich, the legal clerk and environmental activist whose story became a hit movie starring Julia Roberts, will be the keynote speaker. Co-chairs are Myra Friedman and Jacquelyn Pierce. The luncheon brings together civicminded leaders whose charitable activities help improve the well being of women and girls in our community. Proceeds support the Womens Initiative Network Endowment Fund, which last year made grants totaling almost $50,000 to programs that address issues impacting women and girls in Collier County. Since 2008, the network has granted more than $350,000 to help nurture the economic, educational, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of area women and girls. The 2015 Women of Initiative honorees will be announced at the Power of the Purse event. The 2015 Women of Initiative awards ceremony will be held in March 2015. For more information, call 649-5000 or visit The third annual Evening in Monte Carlo to benefit the Physician Led Access Network of Collier County is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Naples Yacht Club. Guests will enjoy professional regulation casino-style gaming as well as music, food, drink and a silent auction. The evenings celebrity host will be actor/writer/comedian Scott Adsit of Chicagos Second City and NBCs Rock. Tickets are $150. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available beginning at $1,000. For information, call 776-3016 or visit The 56th annual NCH Hospital Ball is set for Saturday, Oct. 25, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years ball has been designated as a benefit for the hospitals nationally recognized cardiology program. Co-chairs are Cortney and Kevin Beebe. Invitations will be mailed in late August. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call 624-2000 or email The sixth annual Naples International Film Festival is set for ThursdaySunday, Nov. 6-9. The opening-night red carpet gala takes place at ArtisNaples, with screening of independent documentaries, shorts and full-length features taking place at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. Call 775-3456 or visit for more information. Humane Society Naples holds its 16th annual Tea & Fashion Show from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years theme is Ride Along the Riviera. Co-chairs Philip Douglas and Doug Olsen, along with their pampered pooch Eva, promise an unforgettable afternoon of furry fun, fashion, fine food and refreshments, all to benefit the orphaned and abandoned pets awaiting their forever homes at the HSN shelter. Fashions will be presented exclusively by Escales and Pucci & Cattana Luxury Pet Boutique. Sponsorship opportunities are available now. For more information, visit www. Naples Botanical Gardens 11th annual Hats in the Garden luncheon and fashion show, Couture et Fleurs: Runway Fantasies Inspired & Created from Nature, is set for Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Garden. Co-chairs are Donna Hall and Rusty Hubbell. Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor, and Saks Fifth Avenue is the retail sponsor. Other major sponsors include Premier Sothebys International Realty, Naples Illustrated and Arthrex. The event is always a sell-out. For information about tickets, call 643-7275 or visit The Immokalee Foundations 2014 Charity Classic Celebration: Hope Grows takes place Friday, Nov. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years evening of fine dining, entertainment and the Fund A Dream auction highlights the successes of TIF students in the foundations various education programs. Joe Zednik, president of the TIF board of directors, is chair of the celebration. Tickets are $550. Sponsors include Arthrex, Fifth Third Bank, Jaguar Naples, Porsche of Naples, Bigham Jewelers, Naples Illustrated, Kevin Johnson with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, GE Foundation and Caterpillar Foundation. For more information, call 430-9122 or visit The Fire & Ice gala to benefit the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee takes place Wednesday, Jan. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, go to www.guadalupecenterorg. 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PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919 239.274.1900 4099 Tamiami Trl N, Suite 100 Naples, Florida 34103 239.430.2500 Home Loans Made Easy! Equal Housing LenderCentral Bank Southwest Florida introduces new programs with competitive rates and terms for all of your home mortgage needs. Buying a home can be a confusing process. At Central Bank, process easy from application to closing. New Home Purchase Refinancing Jumbo Loans Construction Loans Low Closing Costs Local Decision Making Loans Held Locally Daniel Klimek, Vice President NMLS # 712644 SOCIETYBonita Blues Fest check presentation celebrationVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Gwen Follansbee, Jennifer Barry and Kevin Barry Ray Faubion, Jeanne Wang Faubion, Kathy and Tracy Connelly Priscilla Weinberg, Bob Weinberg, Dr. Mike Ancona, Karen Ancona and Adrian PfefferDrew Thompson, Josh Greco, Wes Voltz and Samantha Hansen Amy Velyvis and Tommey HubbellBrittany Blanchard and Monica Mossholder Nick Longobardi and Tina LongobardiMaire McMahon and Tom Boyle Kit Perfect, Chris Beck and Randy Leakey Evana Conover, Tommie Butler and Cleto Bravo Bob Dipesa, Kim Pitts and Mike Prioletti Brian Cordio, Diane Eckert, Bradie Allen and Tom McReynoldsLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 SOCIETYThe inaugural SMART Party for the Womens Fund of Southwest FloridaLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYDanielle Dyer, Biby Solomon and Peggy Baker Debbie Newman and Noreen Thomas Mike Adams, Maisy Page, Mike Knox, Aryln Knox, Blake Evans, Alexa Evans and Andrea Adams Kami Sample and Beverly Harvey Scott Modre and Mary Modre Kristen Jerabek and Britton Swank Linda Ramsey, Cathy Lieberman and Georgia Gimbell Georgia Wood and Stephanie Reed Kathy Shimp, Victoria Stephan, Elaine Green and Ruth Condit Lou Pontius, Sheryl Ferrie and Michelle Idzi Sam Pastran and Rachael Pollack Krista Cartee and Teri Hansen

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Menu items subject to change.Join us for Weekday Drink SpecialsSANGRIA SUNDAY $3 Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Sangria (Huckleberry and Peach) TEQUILA TUESDAY $5 Margarita or Tequila Shooter (Cazadores) WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY $3 house selected red and white wines THROWBACK THURSDAY$3 Well Martini or Manhattan Happy Hour: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dinner Daily at 5:00 p.m. Open Sunday for Brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Happy Hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Live Music in the Tavern239.591.3837 799 WALKERBILT ROAD, NAPLES Located Off U.S. 41, Mile North of Immokalee RoadBAYHOUSENAPLES.COM HOT DAYS, COOL NIGHTS AT THE CLAW BAR PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Alpine Restaurant, Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 325-9499. Step into Alpine Restaurant and be instantly transported to that lovely part of the world filled with snow-capped mountains and comforting food. Theres rib-sticking goulash and hearty schnitzel, plus lighter options, charming service and a dining room that seems lifted whole from some cozy Austrian village. Start off with a bowl of goulash, filled with beef, pork and vegetables or, even better, the sauerkraut soup, with strands of sauerkraut, smoked pork, potatoes and mushrooms. The chicken version of Alpine schnitzel (pork is another option) is marinated, grilled then topped off with provolone and a fried egg. Served with bacon-laced farmers potatoes and a medley of green beans, red peppers, peas and water chestnuts, its a meal that guarantees leftovers. The knedlo-veprozelo, a traditional Czech dish, features pork, dumplings and sauerkraut accompanied by caramelized cabbage. A fitting finish is the aptly named Triple Yummy crepe, a delicate pancake filled with Nutella, bananas and strawberries. Beer and (basic) wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2013 Eurasia, 8793 Tamiami Trail E., Naples; 352-0888 Chef Ettore Mancini hails from Italy. His wife, who serves as the gracious hostess, has Vietnamese roots. And so they have married their heritages to create the menu at their East Naples restaurant. That means one member of the party can indulge in Vietnamese roasted quail, summer rolls and crepes, while another can tuck into Italian classics. From the Italian options, the hot antipasto provides tastes of clams oreganato, clam casino, baked shrimp and eggplant rollatini. The eggplant was the best of the bunch. Shrimp stuffed with crabmeat was nicely executed as well. Grilled beef with lemongrass had lots of fresh ingredients crunchy bean sprouts, grilled beef, vermicelli noodles but the lemongrass was undetectable. Pho, the Vietnamese soup that eats like a meal, was popular at other tables and Id order that on a return trip. Tiramisu was large and fluffy and just right for dessert. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2013 Meredays Fine Dining, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 732-0784 The eponymous restaurant of chef/ owner Charles Mereday is a wonder of gracious service, sumptuous surroundings and the inspired cuisine its creator simply terms American but that is so much more. This is a truly superb restaurant and one that should not be missed. Food is served as multi-course small plates (choose three, four or five courses, or sit at the bar and order a large plate) and changes as seasonal ingredients do. I can vouch for the perfectly crafted heirloom red and gold beet salad with grilled ricotta salada, mint and orange segments; superb seared scallops with arugula and parsnip puree; butternut squash ravioli with tempura-fried squash blossom; Creole shrimp and cheddar grits; grilled salmon on sweet potato puree; crispy duck leg with wild mushroom risotto; and warm sticky toffee pudding with sweet toffee sauce and brown sugar ice cream. Theres an excellent wine list to choose from as well. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere Reviewed September 2013 The Other Side Bistro, 24630 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 9927433 The breadth of experience Chef Brian McCarley has accumulated over several years and several restaurants comes together artfully in a tantalizing mlange of American dishes reinterpreted through classical French principles. Humble diner fare such as meatloaf, for instance, is transformed by a cabernet sauvignon demi-glace made from scratch. Its not all amped-up comfort food, though. Surprises pop up throughout the menu, such as artichoke hearts stuffed with goat cheese and quinoa and a rarely seen side dish of rich pommes Anna. Mr. McCarley knows how to transform a meat-and-potatoes dish into something special, such as feathery gnocchi tucked into slow-cooked short rib meat and rich mushroom sauce. Seared snapper managed to be straightforward and sophisticated at the same time; the huge, moist fillet had a gorgeous bronze crust and was complemented by tomatofennel compote and saffron-white-wine sauce. Save room for homemade desserts. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2014 Table 82, 13800 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 431-6482 If the subtropics have you feeling wilted and forlorn, refresh at Table 82, where the woodsy, clubby feel and dark, substantial furniture make it seem as if youre dining in an old-school New York restaurant. Fried calamari, while a typical offering, was exceptionally tender with tasty breading and studded with spicy fried cherry peppers accompanied by a zesty pomodoro sauce. Mussels 82 came lightly sauted with sweet onions and grape tomatoes in a white wine and cream sauce topped with fresh micro greens. Grilled rosemary chicken could have used a little sauce but was otherwise fine, while the Pappardelle 82 was a showy dish of flat egg noodles, lobster, shrimp and crabmeat in a brandy grape tomato sauce. Lemoncello mascarpone cake provided a sweet finish. The meal was enhanced by the musical stylings of tuxedo-clad Rick Valentine, who joked with diners and took requests. If you love New York, try a meal at Table 82. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2013 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor


Seasoned restaurateurs open new Thai and sushi spotThose with an appetite for imaginative sushi and well-crafted Thai and Japanese fare will find a host of delicious offerings at the new Araya Sushi Asian Grill. Restaurateurs John and On Augsondthung, who have owned and operated Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro for five years, opened their new establishment a couple of weeks ago, and already its humming along smoothly in a storefront just east of Cicis Pizza in the Sams Club Plaza on Immokalee Road. While Fuji remains open, Arayas menu covers more territory, owing largely to its more expansive kitchen and sushi bar. We wanted to offer more than pad Thai and typical dishes, Mrs. Augsondthung says, adding, Here we can do some things that are fancier. Among the additions is a selection of yakitori and skewered items such as enoki mushroom bacon, chicken liver, Berkshire pork sausage and calamari steak. Skewers are priced at $2.95-$4.95 each. Or start with an appetizer such as quail egg wontons with sweet chili sauce or carpaccio (hamachi jalapeno, tuna avocado, salmon ikura or octopus cucumber) or braised pork buns. Entrees include Bangkok street noodles, lychee duck curry, country basil chicken and, of course, staples such as pad Thai, red curry and teriyaki. The restaurant is named for Mr. Augsondthungs mother and means beautiful lady. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. MondayThursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. FridaySaturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Its at 2650 Immokalee Road, Naples. Delivery is available through Naples Express. Call 5933344, visit or check out the Facebook page.The Local celebrates its first birthdayTo celebrate its first year of operation, the Local is offering the &10 special, with $5 off lunch and $10 off dinner, through Dec. 21. Diners can download and print the gift certificates at www.thelocalnaples and present them upon arrival at the farm-to-table and sea-to-table restaurant that specializes in locally sourced ingredients. The Local also offers Perfect Pairing Fridays from 4-6 p.m., when a sampling of three wines paired with small bites is offered for $10 per person. This months wines are from France. Spanish wines will be featured in July, Italian wines in August, U.S. wines in September and global offerings in October. The Local is at Pine Ridge and Airport roads. Call 596-3276 or visit the website for more information.New to-go restaurant opens at Coconut PointUnsinkable Molly Browns Eatery is up and running in front of the Regal Coconut Point 16 cinema at Coconut Point. Run by Jeanne Mikkelsen, Molly Browns offers a wide selection of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes, Boba teas and smoothies along with daily special that might be traditional Latin one day and class American the next. Everything is prepared from scratch, Ms. Mikkelsen says. The eatery also offers free delivery within the mall during peak hours. Its open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. MondaySaturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For details, visit www.unsinkablemollybrowns. com, check out the Facebook page or call 992-0510.Vanderbilt Farmers Market cools down for summerYou still need produce, cookies and other goodies during the blistering hot summer, so the Vanderbilt Farmers Market has moved indoors to air-conditioned comfort for the season. Its open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays until October, when it will again set up shop outdoors. More than 40 vendors take part in the summer market, selling organic and conventional produce, fresh flowers, seafood, meat, accessories, baked goods, prepared food, local honey, soaps, candles, teas and more. The market is at The Shoppes at Vanderbilt, Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Call 273-2350 for details. Quick bites Agave Bar & Grill in Naples and Angelinas Ristorante in Bonita Springs host the Dog Days of Summer from Wednesday, July 2, through Wednesday, Aug. 27. Both restaurants will donate a percentage of sales each Wednesday so that local animal shelters can buy dog food through Discount Pets & Supplies in Cape Coral. Angelinas will support Lee County Domestic Animal Services, while Agave will support Humane Society Naples. Meredays Fine Dining has introduced happy hour, featuring 50 percent off cocktails, wine and beer and 50 percent off the entire bar menu. (These specials are for the bar area only and do not extend to the main dining room.) Meredays is in Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. S. Call 732-0784 for reservations or visitwww. Angelinas Ristorante offers a fourcourse meal for two, including a bottle of wine (priced at up to $50), for $99, all summer. Its at 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Danielas Restaurant features a weekday summer special that includes two entrees and a bottle of wine for $36.99. Choose from pasta with sausage, spaghetti alla matriciana, chicken Marsala, bogracs (Hungarian stew) or wiener schnitzel. Its at 13500 Tamiami Trail N. Call 514-4414. Stage 62 Deli and Restaurant in Mercato has a half-off dinner special from 5-9 p.m. nightly through Sept. 30. Buy one entree and get the second for half price. The deli has also started serving Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to noon. For details, call 597-2800 or visit www.thestagedeli. com. FUSE Global Cuisine offers a threecourse prix fixe menu from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. There are three appetizers, three entrees and four desserts from which to choose. FUSE is at 2500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Call 455-4585. McCormick & Schmicks celebrates its 35th anniversary with a sweepstakes that will award a seven-day Alaskan cruise. Enter until July 31 at the Naples restaurant in Mercato or online by visiting www. Tonys Off Third is serving bomboloni alla Nutella cream, a brioche filled with white chocolate mousse and Nutella chocolate-hazelnut cream, from 9 a.m. to close every Friday. The $3 treat will also be available in the courtyard after 5 p.m. Tonys is at 1300 Third St. S., Naples. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 F o o w b U i karen CUISINE KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYJohn and On Augsondthung have opened Araya, their second Naples restaurant.COURTESY PHOTOUnsinkable Molly Browns has opened at Coconut Point. 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.comVergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember!VERGINATHE STAR OF MEDITERRANEAN-ITALIAN CUISINE ON FIFTH CAN USE ONLY ONE PROMOTION AT A TIME. MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND/OR AVAILABILITY. OFFERS VAID UNTIL JULY 31STA NOT to Miss Fun NightVergina Proudly Announces Gentlemens NightLadies You Are Absolutely Invited Early Dinner Special $18.953 Course Per PersonSummer Special $23.954 Course Per Person20% OFFREGULAR MENU ANY TIME DAILYEvery Wednesday Night This Summer Drinks & Appitizers 1/2 off all night from 8:00 til close Live Entertainment BAR HAPPY HOURBeer from $2.75 Wine from $4.00 Well Drinks from $5.50 Tapas from $3.50Offered Tuesday-Sunday from 3:30-7:00 PM LUNCH SPECIALMain Course with Soda, Iced Tea or Coffee $12.95Offered Daily from 11:30 AM-3:30 PM


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