Its growing season at the GardenSEE GARDEN, A14 BY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent Brian Holleys excitement is unmistakable as he discusses the new and improved Naples Botanical Garden that is rising from the ground and just months away from opening to the public. Its all about creating a better visitor experience, says Mr. Holley, the facilitys executive director. Naples Botanical Garden is undergoing a complete $15 million facelift that includes: Improvements and additions to its garden spaces The 10,000-square-foot Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center The Fogg Caf, with indoor seating LOOMING CRISISMORE CHILDREN ARE ENTERING THE CHILD welfare system. More foster parents are needed to love these children as their own, then let them go. The Florida Department of Children and Families has shied away from removing children from their homes, acting under the philosophy of family preservation. Protecting families has led to the death of 477 children in six years, investigations show.SEE PARENTS, A8 BY THE NUMBERS4771,12530,000 $429Number of children who died in six years while under the care of DCF, the states child welfare system. Number of children in Floridas dependency system. 10,000 in foster placements. What foster parents are paid monthly for children up to age 5. Foster homes that closed this year; many cite burnout.Florida welfare officials and child advocates expect a surge of children to flood strained state system BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com It is unbelievable the way (the system) treats these foster parents. They are not allowed to advocate, they are not allowed to make noise and theyre the ones who know the children the best. Barbara Boslow, child advocacy coordinator for the Guardian ad Litem Program in Palm Beach County Scott and Carrie Maulsby, who have fostered seven children in three years, stock diapers, clothing and other suppplies. ADAM BARON / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOLooking toward the new visitor center.FOSTER CARES www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 42 FREE WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A18 PETS A22 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 NETWORKING B7-8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C11 ANTIQUES C14 CELEBRITY EXTRA C17 VINO & CUISINE C22-23 LEGO magicArchitects turn classic toys into tiny structures. C1 Bowled overPitching in to make and paint Empty Bowls. A11 Summer funAn artsy event at the Marco Historical Museum, and more Society photos. C20-21 Off limitsNavigating non-competes and other employment contract restrictions. B1 INSIDE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 8 Facts About Your Foot & Ankle DR. FAHIM DPM, AACFAS DR. LAM** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. TIMM* FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS** Now accepting new patients. (239) 430-3668www.NaplesPodiatrist.com Common Foot ProblemsRSVP 239-465-6623 2 3 5 6 8 GUEST COMMENTARY Refighting a Civil War battleSome observers of the Byzantine political doings in Tallahassee call it the Second Battle of Olustee, although this latest engagement was waged not in the bloody piney woods of Baker County but rather in the depressingly antiseptic committee rooms and shadowy nooks of the Florida State Capitol. Unlike the initial confrontation 150 years ago, the Yankees prevailed over the Rebels this time around. Olustee resonates mostly with students of the Civil War, but this smudge of a place near Jacksonville is more than a battle site; it is an apt metaphor for the political and cultural fissures that underlie modern Florida. The clash at Olustee in 1864 represented grave political and military miscalculations by Abraham Lincoln and his generals. The president believed that Floridas electoral votes might prove crucial in the upcoming election. His military advisers urged him on, saying Floridians were eager to rejoin the Union and that the state was lightly defended. Lincoln and his commanders were dead wrong, and it was against this backdrop of flawed assumptions that the Battle of Olustee was joined on Feb. 20, 1864. It proved to be Floridas largest and most significant Civil War engagement. The fighting was brief five hours but extraordinarily savage. The North sent some 5,500 troops into battle and suffered a staggering 34 percent casualty rate, which included 203 killed, 1,152 wounded and 506 either missing or captured. A third of the northern casualties were African Americans, including soldiers from the celebrated 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the militarys first black units. The victorious Rebels had a force of about 5,000 men and tallied 99 killed, 847 wounded and six captured or missing a casualty rate of 19 percent. In the intervening years, memorials honoring Confederate soldiers were placed at what is now the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park. Last year, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War asked state parks officials for permission to erect an obelisk commemorating Union soldiers. Parks overseers seemed to view the entreaty with favor, thus leading to the opening salvos of the Second Battle of Olustee. Groups dedicated to the veneration of Confederate soldiers vehemently protested the proposed obelisk, depicting northern forces as pillagers and rapists. Leading the Rebel charge was Republican State Rep. Dennis Baxley, a 61-year-old undertaker from Ocala. Rep. Baxley, best known as the sponsor of the states infamous stand-your-ground law, jumped into the Olustee fray with customary gusto. He introduced legislation ea rly this year that would strip parks officials of their authority to approve historic markers that occasioned controversy. Instead, Rep. Baxley proposed that the Florida Cabinet hardly a bastion of enlightenment should be the final arbiter. At a public hearing in Lake City, an energized throng whooped and hollered, waved a Confederate battle flag and sang Dixie. Rep. Baxley, who is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was present, and he was treated as Stonewall Jackson incarnate. Rep. Baxleys bill limped out of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee in April on a 7-6 vote. The seven affirmative votes were cast by Republicans including Matt Caldwell of Lehigh Acres and Patrick Rooney Jr. of Palm Beach Gardens. Ultimately, the bill died a quiet and largely unlamented death in the House Government Operations Subcommittee, thereby keeping alive the possibility of a Union marker. The larger point to this absurd, embarrassing and pointless fuss is plain: Some of Floridas political leaders refuse to acknowledge that the state is, in essence, Balkanized. Much of South Florida is an ethnic gumbo parts of which resemble Bogota, Port-au-Prince, Havana, Tel Aviv, the Bronx and Park Avenue. From Southwest Florida to Central Florida, stolid Midwestern conservatism is the order. North Florida and the Panhandle are mere extensions of South Alabama and South Georgia, and it is to this narrow and sometimes reactionary demographic that Rep. Baxley is beholden. I have skin or, more appropriately, kin in this Olustee dustup. My great-grandfather, William Dawson Cornwell (known as Capt. Billy), was among the Confederates felled that day. His critical chest wound never healed, and it led to the pneumonia that killed him years later. Billy would not favor the obelisk, and that is understandable, I think. Billys long gone. I am not, and I have the luxury of time and reflection. I say the Union obelisk is a mighty fine idea. After 150 years, Stonewall Baxley and his blustering band should grasp that brave men on both sides fought and died at Olustee. From my perspective, they were neither North nor South, black nor white. They were Americans every last one of them. w a w t n bill CORNWELLSpecial to Florida Weekly
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state GUEST OPINIONRadical Islamists and political correctness BY STEVE DEFILLIPPOSpecial to Florida WeeklyI am encouraged to read and see some good journalism on subjects important to Americans from the think tanks and their scholars. They are unbounded by a hierarchy that would otherwise control their studies, findings and reports. They call it as they see it from their in-depth research, personal experiences; and political correctness be damned! A panel discussion took place recently on C-SPAN titled Combating Al-Qaeda that provided an interesting analysis of the radical Muslim/Islamic world. The researchers postulate that the radical Islamists primary cause is that they are after world domination of Muslims. The radicals want to dictate their interpretation of the Islamic religion and implement Sharia Law as the foundation of their agenda. One key point that was made is that 99 percent of their funded efforts go toward that primary cause and only 1 percent against the Western world the U.S. in particular. Why? These radicals will get attention and financial support by rendering havoc with the West, whose people are deemed decadent and non-believers of Islam. With these funds they can grow and recruit an allegiance to their radical cause, allowing them to achieve their primary goal, which is to take over the Muslim world and obtain land to build a country of followers to achieve all their objectives. Second, they want to destroy the influence of the West on their religious beliefs. The clarity of the panel explains why so much violence is thrust upon other Muslims. What was so interesting was that al Qaeda, per se, is no longer the leader in this radical movement. Rather, that movement has been fractured and fragmented into various Jihadist groups with names like ISIS, the Old Guard al Qaeda and various and numerous insurgents all looking for power to lead the primary cause. The more terror and violence each group reigns on the West, the stronger they get by attracting money and recruits. It has become a fight for power among these groups to lead the cause for world domination of the Muslims. It is tantamount to a religious civil war. So what then should the West do since the Islamist radicals have proclaimed war on the West? We need to rethink our defensive and our offensive because we are up against an army of people who are invisible. No country, no uniforms, no respect for life and they use weapons that no one could have imagined: suicide bombers, including women and even children. My view is to continue with some current effective tactics to succeed in winning this war with the Jihadists, which includes a combined effort with our Western allies: 1. Financial restrictions; follow their money and control it. 2. Monitor their communications, and counter them. 3. Impose economic sanctions on countries that protect Jihadists. 4. Beef up cyber security and plan a cyber-counter attack. 5. Monitor creation of weapons of mass destruction but act against them decisively. 6. Continue other counter intelligence efforts that have been effective. Implement a strategy to include: 1. Securing our borders, north and south. 2. Creating an energy independent U.S. 3. Developing a military plan for a covert operation using whatever means necessary to eliminate and focus on the radical leaders. 4. Solicit Muslims to educate those who are ill-informed and blindly follow those mullahs who preach extremism about the Koran. 5. If the Muslim/Islamic people are not part of the solution, then they are part of the problem. Their apathy could be construed as being our enemy and dealt with accordingly. Are they disguised civilians who are suicide bombers? The Jihadist war on the West is guerrilla warfare, unlike the world wars. Remember, two bombs ended the war with Japan in days. It was not popular but it saved thousands of lives. To the politically correct, this may seem harsh, but one must understand that the terms of a war are dictated by the side that has the least amount of morals and compassion for human life. I am not in favor of conventional boots on the ground where our young military men and women continue to sacrifice so much. The Islamist struggle is never ending because its roots lie deep in a religious fervor that cannot be fully understood by the West. It seems to me that a bold strategy may be to allow their civil wars to continue until they learn to live in peace with one another or they get their land and country. If at that time they still pursue the West, then at least we have an enemy that becomes more visible, and easier. OPINIONOvercoming the media blockade in GazaAccording to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza began more than two weeks ago. Details of the slaughter make their way into the worlds media, with horrific accounts of children killed on the beach, of hospital intensive-care units bombed, of first responders, searching for wounded amid the rubble, killed by Israeli sniper fire. Armed resistance groups in Gaza, most notably that of the areas elected government, Hamas, have fired thousands of crude rockets that have killed two in Israel. Since Israel began its land invasion of Gaza, more than 30 Israeli soldiers have been killed. One of the greatest challenges in understanding the situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories is getting reliable information. This latest assault on Gaza reaffirms the key role played by the U.S. media in maintaining the information blockade. It also highlights the increasing importance of pressure applied by social networks.One headline said it all: Missile at Beachside Gaza Cafe Finds Patrons Poised for World Cup. That was The New York Times, referring to a missile strike in Gaza that killed at least eight people on the beach in the town of Khan Younis. Ali Abunimah, a prominent Palestinian-American journalist who co-founded the website The Electronic Intifada, mockingly tweeted: Israeli missile stops by Gaza cafe for a drink and dialogue with its Palestinian friends. The odd, passive phrasing of the original headline became the subject of a global social-media firestorm. This wasnt the first time in this latest attack on Gaza that a major news organization got a black eye. On July 16, NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin witnessed an Israeli strike on a Gaza beach that killed four young boys who were playing soccer. After the deadly strike, Mohyeldins graphic tweets alerted the world to the breaking news: Palestinian kids killed in a single Israeli airstrike. Minutes before they were killed by our hotel, I was kicking a ball with them #gaza. He tweeted their names and ages:1) Ahed Atef Bakr 10 yrs old 2) Zakaria Ahed Bakr 10 yrs old 3) Mohamed Ramez Bakr 11 yrs old 4) Ismael Mohamed Bakr 9 yrs oldMohyeldin raced to the Al-Shifa hospital and witnessed members of the Bakr family as they learned of the killing of the boys. It would have been normal for the eyewitness to break the story on the NBC Nightly News. Instead it was journalist Richard Engel on the screen reporting from Tel Aviv. Pulitzer Prize-winning Glenn Greenwald told me on the Democracy Now! news hour what he learned about NBCs decisionmaking around Mohyeldin after he reported on the deaths: What was really stunning was, later that day, after what arguably was his biggest or one of his biggest events in his journalism career, where he really made a huge impact on having the world understand whats happening in Gaza, they not only blocked him from appearing on the air to talk about it on NBC News, but then they told him to leave Gaza immediately.Social media lit up in protest, with the hashtag #letAymanreport. By Friday night, NBC announced that Mohyeldin would be back. But back in NBCs studios, the trouble was not over. Rula Jebreal is a Palestinian author and political analyst. She has been a paid contributor on MSNBC, where, during an interview this week, she critiqued that cable networks coverage of Gaza: We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue. Look at how (much) airtime (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis, Andrea Mitchell and others. I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on these same issues. She tweeted later, My forthcoming TV appearances have been canceled! Is there a link between my expos and the cancellation? While MSNBC host Chris Hayes bravely brought her onto his show to discuss her critique, she is unsure if her contract will be renewed. Early in this latest assault on Gaza, I asked Joshua Hantman, senior adviser to Israels ambassador to the United States, about the mounting death toll, the majority civilian. He chillingly replied: Ill be honest, the precision is quite outstanding. And there is no military in the history of the world that has actually used such precision targets. The terror and death wreaked by the precision of which Hantman boasts is made clear, day after day, thanks to the work of too few courageous journalists, supported by an engaged global citizenry, using social networks to overcome traditional media blockades. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now! I s w p s T amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly
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Chick Heithaus, chairman of the Bayshore CAPA board of directors. I first met Chick in his role as chairman of the local SCORE chapter, an organization of business leaders who volunteer their time to help emerging businesses here on the Paradise Coast get to the next level. Chick was born and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Walnut Hills High School, a college preparatory school dedicated to classical education. Math and Latin were his favorite classes. Other than piano lessons from age 7-16, he had few formal school-related extracurricular activities, but he loved to sing in the Mount Washington Presbyterian Church high school choir and experiment with photography. He started part-time work at age 14 in a camera shop, which ate up much of his free time, but taught him about business. He went on to study at the University of Cincinnati, the University of Dayton and Wright State University focusing, on statistics, programming and operations research, and then worked for 40 years in the food retailing and foodservice equipment industry. Most of that time was in international business sales and marketing plus import/export and licensing. It taught me to respect and enjoy other cultures. It was a wonderful experience, he says. Chick and his company were among the first to do business in the immediate postSoviet Russia, partnering with Russian entrepreneurs to start up a chain of streetcorner pizza kiosks. They also worked with Chinese entrepreneurs to open a Pizza Hut outlet at Tianenman Square. As his leadership term with SCORE was winding down, a group of CAPA members asked for some counseling to sharpen their fundraising and partnering presentations. It wasnt long before he joined the CAPA board. CAPA is not his first foray into the nonprofit world. During his residence in Fort Wayne, Ind., he led the capital campaign to build a new radio station for Northern Indiana Public Radio. He also served on the board for the Kentucky Opera for almost 10 years. And for the past 12 years, he has served as guardian ad litem in the 20th District Dependency Court, looking out for the needs of more than 100 children over that time. Hes also a licensed therapy dog handler, working with Izzie, his Boston terrier-Chihuahua mix, and he plays keyboards in a jazz-pop combo. Chick has been married 42 years to Harriet Howard Heithaus, Neapolitan editor for the Naples Daily News. They have a daughter and three sons. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 78 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com. i C w w u a bobHARDEN email@example.com Talking points with Chick HeithausSomething your mom was always right about: When in doubt, put family rst.Something youll never understand: People who work at jobs they dont like. Mentor: The owner of the Snap Shop, a small, family-owned business in Cincinnati. He hired me when I was 14 to stock shelves and dust the goods. I learned a tremendous respect for hard work, going beyond whats requested and simple honesty.As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A television cameraman; I was on a live-televised kids program in when I was 7 and was absolutely enchanted with all the technology.What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Any of the things Im involved with Guardian ad Litem, SCORE, Bayshore CAPA and my therapy dog work could easily become nearly fulltime. I love them all.Guilty pleasures: Potato chips and onion dip. Theyre in my kitchen 20 minutes after Im on my own for a few days. They get dumped out as soon as my wife comes home.Next vacation destination: Uruguay, to visit my brother and his wife.One thing on your bucket list: Seeing Bayshore CAPA come to life! Skill or talent you wish you had: Id love to be able to sing, to dance and tell compelling stories.Advice for your grandkids: Put off growing up as long as possible.Something that makes you laugh: Pretentious people.Something that makes you cringe: Hearing the language mangled.Last books you read: Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen and Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.What are you most proud of? Some great resolutions Ive seen as a Guardian ad Litem.Hidden talent: Im a closet puppeteer.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 Those deaths have provoked change recent legislation directs DCF to shift its priority to acting in the best interest of the child. As fearful as child protective investigators were to remove children from their homes, now theyre scared to let them stay. Child welfare workers sense a surge of children coming, but the increase of children that will enter the system remains unknown. Foster child advocate Christina Spudeas puts it bluntly: Are we going to see a kneejerk reaction? Absolutely. Are we going to bring a lot more kids into care than we need to? I absolutely think thats going to happen. It will, because of heightened fear. Leaders of Community-Based Care agencies do not see a rise in removals as negative, as Larry Rein of ChildNet says, If its done intelligently to make children safe it is the right and good thing to do, but the key is that we need to have resources to serve those children and those families. Florida has 4,561 foster homes. This past year the state added 1,463 new homes, but 1,125 closed, meaning the number of new foster parents has essentially been wiped out. Some foster parents decide to adopt and stop fostering. Others stop due to burnout. Foster parents feel beat up by the system. They say they are told to advocate for the children, but when they do, they are ignored. They fear if they speak up too much, their foster children will be taken away from them. Sometimes they question if reunifications with biological parents are made for the good of the children or to look good on paper. Many foster parents are throwing their hands up, surrendering to the system, shutting their doors. But they do not want to discourage potential foster parents, they want to recruit them. They want to break patterns and shift generations. Being a foster parent has taught me about unconditional love. I dont think I ever understood it the right way. Its the act of loving somebody, Scott Maulsby says. See, a lot of times, people think love is an emotion. Its not. Its an act. And that act broke his heart. Mr. Maulsby lives in North Palm Beach. He and his wife, Carrie, foster babies, straight from the neonatal intensive care unit, many withdrawing from drugs. Cameron was not yet 2 months old when he came into their care. He was given nebulizer treatments, inhaling medicine as mist, to treat his asthma. He was taking anti-HIV medications to prevent his mothers past from being passed on to him. Mom was a prostitute. Dad had nine children with three different women. Foster parents in general, I think its safe to say, we look at it and we say, I can give this child a better home, so you, judge, should see that, that Im a better parent than this guy. Hes been in jail, hes a registered sex offender, hes this, hes that, he killed a man, he shot this person, he raped this woman, and Im a better parent than that person, so give this child to me, Mr. Maulsby says, summing up his past train of thought, but having fostered seven children in three years, hes learned, Thats not fair. Cameron lived with the Maulsbys for 14 months. He was reunified with his father. Im not going to lie to you. I wanted to adopt Cameron, Mr. Maulsby says. He demonized dad in the beginning. When reunification was imminent, it dawned on him, he could lift him up, support the man who would raise the boy he loves. Now Im his biggest fan, so it rehabilitated me, too, Mr. Maulsby says. I was wrong when I was rooting against dad, when I was happy that bad things were happening to dad. I was wrong to think that. Now that Im on the other end of it, the last thing I want is for something bad to happen to dad. The Maulsbys feel its their calling to foster, an extension of their faith, to be a father to the fatherless. They since have been named Camerons godparents. They see what theyve done as making a Kingdom impact. If I can impact a father who has nine children, look at the impact that can have over the course of the next three generations, Mr. Maulsby says. You think about what you do every day, how much of it is really going to matter in 50 years? What a blessing that would be to see in 100 years, Cameron had some kids and maybe even they had some kids and things were different because of 14 months in our home. There are more than 30,000 children in the state dependency system. Roughly 10,000 children are in foster placements some in foster homes, some in group homes or shelters, some are placed out of county, some are separated from their siblings. When he thinks of the incomprehensible swell to come, Mr. Maulsby says, This is like Katrina hit. Theres a tsunami thats hit. He cannot understand why its not the top story on the news every night: Not enough homes for children. What else is more important? he asks. I cant figure it out. I really cant. ChildNet, the Community-Based Care lead agency for Broward and Palm Beach counties, reports that as of July there are more than 4,500 children in foster care; 282 new homes opened this past year and 162 closed. The Childrens Network of Southwest Florida, the lead agency for Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties, reports a total of 570 children in foster care; 120 new homes opened and 72 homes closed. Wendy Vernon brings up the prospect of foster parenting in every conversation. She does not miss an opportunity to recruit. When she tells people she is a foster parent, she says they immediately respond, Oh, I could never do that. I could never give the children up. This stings her. Do they think that I dont have a heart? Is that what they think? she says. Its because you make it about yourself rather than the children, and if youre thinking about how you would feel, yeah, you would never do it, because its heartbreaking. Mrs. Vernon wants to dispel the public stereotype that foster parents are in it for the money. DCF reports foster parents are paid $429 a month for children up to age 5; paid $440 a month for children ages 6 to 12; paid $515 a month for children age 13 and older. (Compensation rates are higher for foster parents licensed to care for children with therapeutic needs). If you do it properly, that money doesnt cover it, Mrs. Vernon says. What we get we spend on the children. When they come to you, most of them come with nothing, so thats a very big expense. Conversely, she wants to dispel the assumption that you have to have money to foster. We dont have a palace. We have an extra room, she says. Mrs. Vernon and her husband Paul live in Cape Coral. They came to Florida from England. In their dining room, above a teapot, hangs a plaque that reads: Ask for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. The Vernons have fostered 26 children in five years. Sitting in her dining room, Mrs. Vernon opens up, the day after she flew to Maine to transition her foster child into a pre-adoptive home. They boy had lived with her for 20 months. When he came to her, he never cried, because at 2 months old, he had learned nobody came when he cried. The Maine family adopted his sibling, so they chose to adopt the boy. The Vernons Skyped with them for months and placed their picture at the boys bedside. It was strange sitting on the plane, having sat on two planes with him, holding him, then coming away, Mrs. Vernon loses her words, empty arms. Regaining her composure, falling back on her mantra, she says, Its not about me As much as I could make it about me, I could be sitting here crying my heart out because Ive just given a little boy away, its not about me. Mrs. Vernon had four calls for foster placements the two days she was in Maine. The Vernons liken foster care to emergent care, triage, recovery time, co-parenting with a family in crisis. They render the rewards of being foster parents as seeing a child change, a family heal, becoming whole again. The Vernons caution that people should not foster with an agenda to adopt. They are so aligned with the goal of reunification, that when it does not come to pass, they feel like theyve failed. They believe the key to sustaining foster parents, combatting burnout, is support, the support of other foster parents and the support of the system. Barbara Boslow, child advocacy coordinator for the Guardian ad Litem Program in Palm Beach County, says shes not seeing support, shes seeing threats. Constantly. It is unbelievable the way (the system) treats these foster parents. They are not allowed to advocate, they are not allowed to make noise and PARENTSFrom page 1 REIN SPUDEAS ADAM BARON / FLORIDA WEEKLYScott and Carrie Maulsbys daughter plays with their foster son. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYWendy and Paul Vernon have fostered 26 children in five years.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 NEWS A9 theyre the ones who know the children the best. Mr. Boslow finds this upsetting, so much time spent trying to recruit foster parents, they go through the classes, the whole process, they get their license and then they stop fostering after their first kid. They do it and then theyre out, Ms. Boslow says. And I do believe, strongly, that the system does not give the foster parents the respect that they deserve. They are not treated as well as they should be I see so much of a clashing with these angels, these foster parents really are angels, theyre stepping in. Ms. Boslow finds herself staring down the same misconception over and over again: People think there are a lot of foster parents out there, and what I ask them is, How many foster parents do you know? They always say none. I go, Well, where do you think they are then? She thinks foster parents would make the best advertising, but so many foster parents have had so many bad experiences, theyre not saying, Oh, you should do it, theyre saying, Dont do it. Its the worst. Thats where the attrition comes from, Ms. Boslow says. DCF reports the state has an attrition rate of around 1,100 foster homes a year, and to keep pace with the swell of children, the system needs to perpetually attract 1,300 to 1,500 new foster homes annually. I think the system needs to have a little sensitivity training on how to deal with foster parents, Ms. Boslow says. Where are you going to put these kids? Andrea Cook, a foster mom turned adoptive mom living in Orlando, says, I could never foster again, because the system beat me up. Mrs. Cook and her husband Nathan were asked to foster 12-week-old Michael for three weeks, at which point he would go live with his grandmother. Four months later, they were caring for his 2-year-old brother Elijah, too. Mrs. Cook was taught to stand up for the children in her foster licensing classes, if something came up that didnt sit well with her, it was worth a discussion, so in a meeting with the attorney, case manager, Guardian ad Litem and others, Mrs. Cook shared that mom had been showing up to visitation with this new guy. A minor in criminal justice, Mrs. Cook looked into it, and she remembers telling the respective parties, He just got out of prison for serving a 23-year sentence for murder and you guys are talking about giving mom unsupervised visits with the children and we all know that mom didnt have a vehicle prior to this gentleman being in her life and now you want to give her unsupervised visits? Common sense tells us hes going to be the one picking up the kids. We dont know anything about him. How is this possible? How is this allowed? Everybody in the meeting turned the other way. They ignored it, Mrs. Cook says. Mom was supposed to take random drug tests, but Mrs. Cook says mom told her people from the drug rehabilitation program would call her up and say, Hey, on Thursday weve got to give you a random, so meet me at the BP gas station. Mom was supposed to take an eighthour parenting course, but it took her five months and 14 cancellations to finish. They want you to speak, but at the same time, they threaten you as a foster parent that they will remove the children, Mrs. Cook says of the system. She spoke up. Reunification did not occur. The Cooks adopted the boys. The last time Mrs. Cook talked to mom, she had two more children, she was living in a hotel room with no food, no money, no gas and no diapers. You convince people to get involved in fostering and the system tears you up and you cant do it again, Mrs. Cook says. If you have a child that comes into your home and you are their champion and you are their advocate and you are loving them like you are supposed to, like you love your own child, and then the system works the way it does and puts these children back in harm you can only take this for so long If were asking foster parents to take care of these kids and really do it the way it should be done, you cant last. Christina Spudeas, executive director of the nonprofit watchdog Floridas Children First, worries about the proliferation of group home facilities as the state needs to find more placements for foster children. She says group homes receive far more money than foster parents, one child in group care costs the state approximately $31,000 a year, versus $6,000 a year for a child in a foster home. The state paid foster parents $45 million last year. We see most of our adolescents being placed in congregate families, and yet they are going to create their own families someday, Ms. Spudeas says. How do they learn to be good parents when they have never been part of a family? Called Mama to Florida Youth SHINE, an advocacy group made up of former foster youths, Ms. Spudeas hears how it was the wish of many foster children to stay with their families. I understand that keeping the family intact, if you can keep the children safe, is a wonderful goal, but the fact of the matter is, it started to trump what was in the best interest of the children, she says. Contemplating the legislative shift in priorities from family preservation to child safety, Ms. Spudeas anticipates a flood of children in need of foster care. She muses over the implementation of new decision-making methods for child protective investigators to better assess safety and risk, a methodology some suggest will lead to less children in foster care. Should there be less that come into care? I dont know. I cant say that. I dont know. Apparently, 477 should have been that werent, she says, referring to the Miami Herald investigation of 477 child deaths that happened under DCFs watch. Again, Larry Rein, executive director of ChildNet, does not see the rise of children being removed from their homes as negative, as long as resources are in place, like a well of foster families. Child welfare workers say you cannot just look at the numbers, We have this many foster children to place, we have this many foster homes, because it doesnt translate. You have to find the right fit. Wouldnt that be a wonderful thing if they could do that, but they dont. Its like, Wheres the bed? Thats it. Its not the person, the family, the fit, Ms. Spudeas says. Having the inventory to match foster parent and child, Thats a luxury we wish we could have, she says. Looking at DCF July numbers: There are 4,561 licensed foster homes in Florida; 1,776 foster homes are caring for more than one child; 1,427 foster homes do not have any children placed in them at all. Mr. Rein cautions those in the system, dont jump for the empty bed, dont make a placement just to make a placement, make a good fit. If the child does not fit with the family dynamic, the family may feel frazzled, We cant do this, close their door, the child feels abandoned again, and the family may not foster another. As much as the last state legislative session was geared toward child safety, Mr. Rein would like to see the next legislative session geared toward family services. People need to understand that the child abuse system in the state of Florida is predominantly a system about adult substance abuse and adult mental illness and adult domestic violence, he says. Thats the root of the problem and we need, most definitely, additional resources targeting those problems and until we do that, were doing a disservice to the children in the system. So while hes grateful for funding on the front end, $56.9 million put toward child welfare, Mr. Rein would like to see some money on the back end, because as he says, families in the dependency system arent coming out of nowhere, many are coming back from relapse. The total DCF budget is $2.8 billion. In the course of her life from foster child to foster parent, Ashley Rhodes-Courter says she has seen the child welfare pendulum swing from nonsensical removals to nonsensical reunifications. She believes her adoption saved her life, but she feels when she was removed from her mother, if her mother had been given the support of the system, she could have gotten it together, rather than turning to those who gave her food and shelter, drug dealers and pimps, who did not progress her life in a positive way. Without support, she feels the emphasis on biological reunifications may not be best and may be dangerous. I think were leaning too much into biology and thats why all these premature reunifications are happening and thats why children are being killed, Ms. RhodesCourter says. She wrote a memoir of the nine years she spent passing through 14 different foster homes, titled, Three Little Words, and in the circle of things, she has since seen one of her foster daughters fall asleep reading it. When she went to tuck her in, she remembers thinking, Holy cow, heres my foster daughter reading my story about when I was a foster child and I hoped in that moment it brought her some peace. And some company. Her second book, Three More Words, on her experiences as a foster parent, will be out in May. Ms. RhodesCourter and her husband, Erick Smith, have fostered more than 20 children, going on four years. Each time we got a phone call, it just killed me, she says. Who can say no to a homeless child? Ms. Rhodes-Courter was shocked to learn the highest population of children needing care in Pinellas County, where she lives, were little ones, children under the age of 5, because of the prevalence of prescription drug abuse in Florida. She has fostered a little girl whose mother used to put her cigarettes out on the little girls arms. She has fostered malnourished children with rotted-out teeth. Ms. Rhodes-Courter says one of her foster children, who tested positive for STDs, was reunified with the abusers. She says another foster child was sent home after she presented the court with time-stamped Facebook photographs of continuing drug use in the home. Hitting those kinds of walls, time and time again we were treated so poorly, so frequently, that I can definitely see how foster parents burn out, Ms. Rhodes-Courter says. As a foster child, and even volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem, Ms. RhodesCourter remembers thinking, Foster parents just do it for the money. There are fewer good foster parents than there are horrible foster parents who have ulterior motives. As a foster parent, she says, I learned thats not true, that there are countless amazing foster parents and we really strive to be one of those amazing foster homes, but Im also learning, those amazing foster homes, probably the reason that I didnt have any of them, is that they burn out so quickly. Her biggest fear in speaking and writing about her life as a foster parent is sounding negative, but she says, We can only share the story that we experienced. Ms. Rhodes-Courter and her husband continue to foster because there are children who need a safe bed, a fully belly, who need to be nurtured, who need to be read to, who need to see what healthy looks like. Her thoughts drift back to a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old, siblings they fostered, who came into their home wanting to play Grand Theft Auto and watch violent movies. Thats not how we roll in our house, Ms. Rhodes-Courter says. Her husband started reading them bedtime stories. In such a short period, I mean, they had to have these bedtime stories, so it became this routine and they became kids again, she says. I would stand outside the door and cry because it was so beautiful to see these young boys who were so desensitized, so exposed to things well beyond their years, but to see them light up with a bedtime story Oh, thats why you do it. So foster children can become children again. RHODES-COURTER SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYAshley Rhodes-Courter and husband Erick Smith hold sons Skyler, left, and Ethan. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Cook family adopted Elijah, left, and Michael, sitting with daughter Addison.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 Local architects recognized for exceptional public-use buildingsThe 3333 Building in Naples and the Archbold Biological Station Learning Center Lodge in Venus are Southwest Floridas favorite public-use buildings and are two of the Top 10 in Florida, based on an architecture competition hosted by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Results of the month-long contest that drew more than 800,000 online votes were announced at AIA Floridas annual convention recently in Miami. David Poorman Architect designed the 3333 Building on Tamiami Trail. The Fort Myers firm of Parker/Mudgett/ Smith Architects designed the Archbold lodge. The public competition recognized 58 buildings around Florida that help meet the needs of their communities through innovative design. The other nominee from Southwest Florida was the Chicos National Support Store Building 10 in Fort Myers, designed by GMA Architects & Planners.The Smokey Hollow Commemoration at Cascades Park in Tallahassee, designed by Lewis+Whitlock, received the most votes to claim the Peoples Choice Award. Heres the complete list of the Top 10:No. 1: The Smokey Hollow Commemoration at Cascades Park, Tallahassee; Lewis+Whitlock No. 2: Normandy Isles Walgreens, Miami Beach; Demandt Architecture, P.A. No. 3: The indoor softball batting facility at Florida State University, Tallahassee; Lewis+Whitlock No. 4: Archbold Biological Station Learning Center and Lodge, Venus; Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects No. 5: William R. Hough Hall at University of Florida, Gainesville; Rowe Architects No 6: 3333 Building, Naples; David Poorman Architect No. 7: Exploration Tower, Cape Canaveral; GWWO No 8: Alton Road Walgreens, Miami Beach; Demandt Architecture, P.A. No. 9: Young At Art (YAA) Museum, the Broward County Library; AECOM/Glavovic Studio No. 10: The William Johnston Building at Florida State University, Tallahassee; Gould Evans Dont fret if you see red in Naples airport pondThe large pond along Airport Pulling Road at Naples Municipal Airport might take on unusual colors during the next month, but there is no cause for concern. University of Florida researchers are adding dye to the waters to test computer models that predict water flow. Testing will continue for three to four weeks and will occur during or immediately following rain. The dye, the safest used for water tracking, typically creates a reddish tint and can take more than 100 hours to dissipate. Underwater gabions walls created with baskets of rocks were installed in the pond earlier this year as part of an $8 million water-management system improvement project. The structures were added to the retention pond to slow water flow and increase the effectiveness of the filtration process. Scientists are dyeing the water of the pond, which is southwest of the Airport Pulling and Radio roads intersection, to check the effectiveness of the gabions.The project altered the shorelines of this pond and others to discourage wildlife, a move that enhances safety for aircraft operations and surrounding communities by reducing the potential for bird strikes.The project also includes automated water-monitoring systems, and grant funding includes monitoring the results of the improvements for two years. The project is being 95 percent funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation. If monitoring results confirm expectations, the project could set a national standard for how airports handle water-management issues. Testing water from the airports airfield has shown that it is cleaner than residential runoff, but the airport accepts and cleanses runoff from 400 acres of industrial development east of the airport. Clean water leaving the airport site flows into Rock Creek and the Gordon River. Naples Municipal Airport, a certificated air-carrier airport, is home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies and corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriffs Aviation Unit and other community services. To learn more or to subscribe for email updates about the airport, visit flynaples.com. COURTESY PHOTOScientists are dyeing the waters of the Naples Municipal Airport pond to test the effectiveness of underwater gabions that were built to increase filtration by slowing water flow. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 NEWS A11 Empty bowls getting paint jobs for 2015 lunchThe soups not on yet, but volunteers and students are hard at work making and painting pottery bowls for the 2015 Naples Empty Bowls lunch. The goal is to have 2,500 handcrafted bowls for diners to purchase and fill with soup Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cambier Park. Residents of Vi at Bentley Village recently did their part by painting bowls at the Harry Chapin Food Bank warehouse in Naples. Local students are pitching in by making bowls some hand-built, some on the pottery wheel during Clay Camp at the warehouse this summer under the guidance of Pat Smith and Joshua Holbrook of Barron Collier High School. If you have a group that would like to paint bowls, call Betsy Dawson at 591-8846 for more information. On the day of the lunch, attendees will pay $15 for a bowl (while supplies last) and fill it with their choice (while supplies last) from among dozens of soups provided by area restaurants. A silent auction of bowls created by area potters is also part of the afternoon. All proceeds benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, call Joyce Jacobs at 334-7007, ext. 130, or email joycejacobs@ harrychapinfoodbank.org. COURTESY PHOTOS Marge Gunden, above right, was among a group of residents from Vi at Bentley Village who recently boarded a bus for a mystery outing that ended up at the Harry Chapin Food Band warehouse, where they painted pottery bowls for the 2015 Naples Empty Bowls lunch. Jason Gomory, above, was among the many students who hand built bowls during Clay Camp for painting at a later date. FORT MYERS:13170 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Phone: (239) 415-2800NAPLES:355 9th Street South, Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 732-2400 Store Hours: Mon Sat: 10am 6pm, Sun: Noon 5pmPROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES LOW PRICE GUARANTEE CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS & FLOOR COVERINGS WORLDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLEwww.RobbStucky.com *Sale prices are marked off MSRP. Robb & Stucky never sells at MSRP; our prices are always lower. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, American Leather, and other value collections excluded. Robb & Stucky is not responsible for typographical errors. summer sale 40%offMSRP*ALL SOFAS Cuddler Sectional $3450 MSRP $1999 Sale Bree Sofa $2250 MSRP $1355 Sale Beckham Sofa $5745 MSRP $3299 Sale Veracruz Sofa $2400 MSRP $1445 SaleExtra throw pillows shown.Plus, lowest prices of the year on all OUTDOOR LIVING! Albion Sofa $2669 MSRP $1595 Sale Lindsey Natural Sofa $1665 MSRP $999 Sale Del Mar Sofa $2850 MSRP $1705 Sale
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Coupon Expires 08/31/2014Naples Bonita Springs for 60 people and patio seating for 120 Improvements to and expansion of the Kapnick Education and Research Center, a multi-purpose building that includes space for a research and teaching program of Florida Gulf Coast University. Construction began last September, and the grand opening of the revitalized facility is tentatively set for Oct. 23. Member-only previews will be held Oct. 18-19. The Garden has been closed since early June to allow for the final stages of construction. However, a slate of summer tours and workshops were scheduled to enable the public to enjoy the facility during the closure. Enrollment for tours is at its maximum, but one workshop is still open. Brian Galligan, the Gardens director of horticulture, will offer Prepare Your Landscape for a Hurricane from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Attendance is free for Garden members and $5 for others. While the renovations/additions/ expansions continue, the public can track progress of the work at www. naplesgarden.org. When complete this fall, the project will represent the fulfillment of a dream deferred, but not denied. Mr. Holley says the facilitys master plan initially called for the visitor center and the gardens to be ready for a grand opening in 2010. However, the recession and its dampening effect on charitable giving caused those plans to change. Instead, the facility opened in October 2009, with a scaled-back list of gardens and using temporary buildings, as the nonprofit continued its fundraising efforts. Construction of the new visitor center was made possible by a $5 million donation from the Naples-based Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Foundation. Were pretty excited because it finally brings the first phase of the comprehensive plan together, Mr. Holley says. The Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center will include: The Fogg Caf and a larger gift shop A garden shop specializing in plants native to Southwest Florida Space to host traveling exhibits, art shows and lectures The caf will be run by DAmico & Partners, which operates four Naples restaurants: DAmico & Sons Caf and Takeout, Campiello, Caf Lurcat and Masa. Gracing the new visitor center exterior will be three new gardens: Kathryns Garden, with a jungle garden feel; the Charismatic Garden with unusual and ancient plants; and the Orchid Garden, which will also feature bromeliads and anthuriums. Its really based on what our visitors ask for, Mr. Holley says of the new gardens. Everybody who comes to the center asks where the orchids are. The 3,000-square-foot Kapnick center is named for the late Harvey Kapnick, who in 2004 purchased the 170 acres at the corner of Thomasson and Bayshore drives that became the Naples Botanical Garden. The center will provide space for weddings, corporate functions, symposia, lectures and exhibits. Well be using it for everything but the kitchen sink, Mr. Holley says. Thats important for us, because we really are limited in air-conditioned space here. The Kapnick center will also house the Everglades Wetland Research Park, an FGCU research and teaching facility that is a joint project with the Garden. GARDENFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSLeft: Looking out from the future Fogge Cafe. Right: The ticket book taking shape. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 NEWS A15 Certi ed Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certi cation marks CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and federally registered CFP (with ame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Boards initial and ongoing certi cation requirements. The ChFC is the property of The American College, which reserves sole rights to its use, and is used by permission. BMO Private Bank is a brand name used in the United States by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. Not all products and services are available in every state and/or location. 2014 BMO Financial Group Local talent. A world of resources.BMO Private Bank welcomes Walter Schacht.BMO Private Bank is pleased to announce that Walter Schacht has joined our Naples of ce as Wealth Advisor. Walter brings more than 17 years of professionalism, reliability, and dedication to serving clients wealth management needs. Walter Schacht, CFP, ChFCWealth Advisor BMO Private Bank 801 Laurel Oak Drive Naples, FL 34108 Tel: 239-592-2442 Walter.firstname.lastname@example.org GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE YP Naples hosts its eighth annual dodge ball tournament Saturday morning, Sept. 27, at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Pelican Larrys will hosts the post-tourney party. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available from $150 to $5,000. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. For details about sponsorships, email tournament coordinator Ryan Williams at dodgeball@ ypnaples.com. For information about participating in the competition, connect with YP Naples on Facebook or email email@example.com. The Red Sox Foundation holds its third annual Swings For The Sox golf tournament Friday, Oct. 17, at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Proceeds will support the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida and The Immokalee Foundation. A scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, putting, closest to the pin and more will begin at 9 a.m. The tournament Tee-Off Party takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 16, at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in south Fort Myers. The evening will include dinner on the Green Monster and the chance for guests to take batting practice swings from home plate to win Spring Training season tickets for 2015. Tournament registration is $250 per person, with foursome packages beginning at $800. Non-player admission to the Tee-Off Party is $50 ($25 for ages 12 and younger). This years presenting sponsor is The Hertz Corp. Additional sponsors include Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation, Marco Island Marriott, FAS Global International, Westin Resort Cape Coral, DLD Builders, Jerseys Sports Caf, First Watch Restaurants and Rib City. Sponsorships remain available for $150 to $10,000. Raffle items are also being accepted. For more information, call 226-4783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Email items to email@example.com.The Everglades chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals invites nominations for the following awards to be presented during the chapter celebration of National Philanthropy Day Thursday, Nov. 13: Outstanding fundraising executive, outstanding philanthropist, outstanding philanthropic organization and outstanding philanthropic youth. Nominating a person or organization is a wonderful way to recognize the impact of philanthropy on our community and the beautiful examples of service and leadership we encounter on a daily basis which enliven and inspire our work, says Elizabeth Morano, immediate past president of the chapter and vice president-resource development for United Way of Collier County. Nomination forms and instructions are available at www.afpeverglades.afpnet. org. For more information, call Ms. Morano at 877-6261 or email afp.everglades@ gmail.com. A few spaces remain available for the fifth annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar for nonprofit organizations in Collier County. Image: What Are You Projecting? will focus on how image in print and in person can make or break an organizations brand. Designed for staff and board members of nonprofit organizations, the event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 15, at Waypoint Community Church (formerly the Collier Athletic Club), 710 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. Checkin and continental breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m. Attendance is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Email the following information to sue@esuehufflcom: Name of nonprofit organization, name and title of those requesting a reservation, contact phone number and email address of each person to be registered Attendance is limited to two representatives per nonprofit organization. Nominate your favorite philanthropistFree seminar puts the focus on image
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 Become A Member Today!FreedomBoatClub.com Our Silver Anniversary Your Golden Opportunity! Celebrating Our 26th Year in Naples!Volunteer Girl Scout troop leaders and co-leaders are needed for the new school year to lead troops in Collier and Lee counties. All Girl Scout volunteers need to fill out a volunteer application, undergo a criminal background check and complete the organizations training program. Leaders and co-leaders have the opportunity to create a flexible schedule that works for them. Training, curriculum and support are provided. For more information, call Yvonne Bras, director of membership for Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, at (800) 232-4475 or visit gsgcf.org/volunteers. Between continuous growth spurts and pla ying lik e their lives depended on it, keeping kids in decent shoes can be difficult even for those without monetary restraints. But for the parents of disadvantaged children in Immokalee, new shoes and supplies for school are not options when competing with other necessities such as food and rent. That is why the Guadalupe Center holds its back-to-school shoes and supplies drive every year. Each August, the week before school starts, 50 children a day are transported from Immokalee to Naples to be fitted with a pair of brand new shoes. The trip is often a highlight of their summer; for many, it is their first pair of new shoes. In partnership with local businesses, communities and volunteer organizations, last year the Guadalupe Center sent more than 350 youngsters off to school with new shoes and school supplies. Employees of Snydermans Shoes and volunteers with Laces of Love make sure each child is fitted with shoes that are just right for them, and Russells Clambakes provides lunch as part of the outing. The challenge each year is keeping up with the need. Donations of child-size sneakers, socks and school supplies, as well as monetary donations, are welcome and can be dropped off at the Guadalupe Upscale Resale & Consignment Shop, 8100 Trail Blvd., just south of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Monetary donations can also be made online at guadalupecenter.org or mailed to the center at 509 Hope Circle, Immokalee, FL 34142. Shoes and school supplies are handed out all year long, as little feet dont stop growing, and little children never stop learning. Focused on impoverished families in Immokalee, the mission of the Guadalupe Center is to break the cycle of poverty by providing educational, social and other support programs and resources. Girl Scout volunteers neededGuadalupe Center helps send kids to school in new shoes COURTESY PHOTOSA trip to Snydermans Shoes is part of the Guadalupe Centers annual back-to-school effort for children in Immokalee. These photos are from last years outing. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University presents Size Doesnt Matter, a discussion about building an endowment, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the university, 2647 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. Presenter Eileen Connolly-Keesler, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County, will discuss strategies to build an endowment that will ensure an organizations sustainable future. Registration is $35. To sign up or for more information, call 598-6284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn how to build an endowment
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NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEModern warfareThe leader of the devout Sunni jihadist group Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, making a rare, solemn appearance in July, wore a flashy silver wristwatch that various video analysts described as either a Rolex or an Omega Seafarer or a feature-laden Saudi Arabian-made timepiece that sells for only about $560. A week earlier, a Syrian anti-government rebel leader was shown in a video exhorting his troops from notes he had made in his Hello Kitty notebook. And a week after that, a shopkeeper in North Waziristan, lamenting the loss of business when local Taliban fighters abruptly left the area, told a BBC reporter that the jihadists obsessively bought Dove soap, Head & Shoulders shampoo, white underwear (briefs or Y-fronts), and Secret Love and Blue Lady perfumes.The continuing crisis Clinton Tucker, who is black, sued Benjamin Moore paints in Essex County, New Jersey, in June for wrongful firing after, he said, he had tolerated years of workplace racial insults. In fact, Mr. Tucker said the company had introduced two new paint shades shortly after he was hired in 2011 Tucker Chocolate and Clinton Brown, provoking on-the-job ridicule. The African hippopotamus is not found in South America except for the estimated 50-some that, confusingly to natives, roam the Colombian countryside between Bogota and Medellin. The animals are the progeny of the four smuggled in 30 years ago by cocaine king Pablo Escobar, who generously established a grand, exotic zoo for his neighbors enjoyment after his drug business took off (and before he was gunned down in 1993). However, as BBC News reported in June, hippo meat is inedible, and without their African natural enemies, they breed with astonishing prolificness thus creating a time bomb for Colombia. A former city official in Ridgewood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in July to stealing nearly 2 million quarters collected from parking meters with no one noticing for two years. Under a plea deal, Thomas Rica will likely be spared jail provided he repays half of what he stole. In July, New York City prosecutors accused a former pharmacist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital of stealing nearly 200,000 oxycodone-strength pain pills over five years, despite his increasingly far-fetched explanations. Anthony DAlessandro even boldly swiped 1,500 pills the day after investigators first challenged him. British lawyer Gary Stocker, 30, was headed to the top of the profession with an Oxford education and a six-figure salary when he decided instead to become a circuss human cannonball. He is now The Great Herrmann in Chaplins Circus under a 1,400-seat tent in the city of St. Albans. Mr. Stocker told the Daily Mail in May, Being in a circus is what I was destined for and that Perhaps I only went to Oxford to please my mum. Chaplins show tells the story of a failing circus revived by the invention of the first human cannon. Wait what?Kimberly Williams, 46, was convicted in April in Will County, Ill., of beating dominatrix Theresa Washington with a baseball bat. Ms. Williams conceded to the judge that she had hired Ms. Washington, but only because she wanted a slave to take pictures of her naked while she did housework. Instead, she said, Ms. Washington became aggressive, declared herself a master and dragged Ms. Williams around by the hair. Furthermore, according to Ms. Williams, Ms. Washingtons transformation happened abruptly after a phone call Ms. Washington made to someone she met on the dating site Christian Mingle.First-world problemsUpdate: U.S. obesity continues to grow for pets as well as people and exercise innovations for humans seem to trickle down to dogs. A July Associated Press report noted that fat Labradors and poodles now have Pilates (pawlates) and yoga (doga) and even play Barko Polo in the pool, while the Morris Animal Inn offers five-day fitness camps for dogs ($249) in Morristown, N.J, (More cats than dogs are overweight, but getting cats to the gym is perhaps beyond human capability.) The new normal Since high-rise residents value their privacy, Lisa Pleiss of Seattle said she was frightened on June 22 when she saw a drone hovering outside her 26th-floor window: You dont expect to be walking around indecent in your apartment and then have this thing potentially recording you. According to police, the drone was legal helping a developer photograph downtown Seattle but would not have been if the camera had been pointed at Ms. Pleiss window. (Drones are becoming so widespread that, for instance, the University of South Florida library owns several, for student check-out on certain research projects.) In June, as Elizabeth Neufeld, 85, was backing her car out of her driveway in Bel Air, Calif., it tipped on a curve and rolled onto its side. Ms.Neufeld was not hurt, but was trapped inside while her husband, Benjamin, 87, got out on his own. As they awaited firefighters, she reportedly handed a cellphone to a passerby so that the Neufelds would have a selfie (which made the Internet, with Ms. Neufeld having righted herself in the drivers seat and Benjamin standing sheepishly alongside). (Dr. Elizabeth Neufeld, retired, is one of the worlds most prominent genetics researchers, having won numerous awards during stints at the National Institutes of Health, University of California, Berkeley and UCLA.) Dr. Gottschalk is proud to Announce his New Location!Opening August 2014! Pediatric ENT of Southwest Florida239--6248 ACCEPTS MOST MAJOR INSURANCES. All forms of medicaid and medicaid HMO DOUGLAS GOTTSCHALK, DO
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 A Cool Night Out Wednesday, Aug 13 at 5:30Giveaways, refreshments, prizes & demonstrations.Downtown Naples Location: 261 9th Street SouthReserve your spot: 239-313-2553Attendance is complimentary, but RSVP is required.www.RiverchaseDermatology.comAsk your Riverchase Specialist for more information.Wednesday, August 13 at 5:30 HEALTHY LIVING Collier paramedics planning to connect with ER docs en route to trauma center BY DR. ROBERT TOBERSpecial to Florida WeeklyPatients calling for emergency medical help will soon have emergency room physicians right at their doorsteps through a new medical approach called telemedicine. Collier County Emergency Medical Services is working to create a live video stream telemedicine program with Lee Memorial Hospital, Southwest Floridas trauma center. Rather than medical care from LMH beginning once a patient arrives in the ER, hospital physicians will be able to direct paramedics to provide advanced life support measures using telemedicine. When technology allows a paramedic to use his own iPhone or an onboard video camera to securely stream live video of a patient to emergency rooms, medicine has taken its next life-saving step forward. Collier County EMS and firefighter paramedics are well trained in stabilizing and reviving patients, but telemedicine will enable ER physicians to view a patient issue live from the scene and allow for earlier advanced care. Empowering the coordination between paramedics and ER doctors and surgeons has been proven to save lives. For example:Ambulance response trends are calling for point-of-care blood tests on the scene of heart attacks to measure cardiac enzymes that can identify an acute heart attack before the patient ever reaches the hospital.Checking the blood stream for evidence of lactic acid in severe infections and shock states can also help identify more effective and earlier medical care to be provided by ambulance paramedics. Some medical reports have suggested placing physicians assistants on ambulances, but this would come at a higher cost. PAs could eliminate transport for issues such as minor illnesses or lacerations, thus freeing up emergency rooms for true emergencies. Telemedicine, however, remains the best alternative to placing a PA or actual physician on an ambulance. This new medical video streaming could be taken as far as feeding live video of a major traffic pile-up into area ERs through a secure network so physicians can make immediate lifesaving calls. Cost and liability analysis have not yet been completed on this particular use of the technology, but it is sure to occur within the next five years for larger metropolitan areas.The University of Miami Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education is already experimenting with telemedicine to learn if it will decrease the number of helicopter transports of stroke patients from the lower Florida Keys to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Using telemedicine, ER physicians are able to issue care orders and guide paramedics throughout a 15-minute medical helicopter ride, making the ride truly part of the patients medical care and improving a trauma patients ability to survive. Telemedicine would surely help improve post-care for patients. Currently, Collier County EMS deploys a proximate paramedic to organize medications for patients in need of assistance. Telemedicine might also enable agencies like Collier County EMS to virtually check on patients. Although at-home calls by paramedics acting as nurses would require law changes in many states, including Florida, it would allow us to make strides toward more effectively arming medical professionals for patients requiring intensive supervision. King County boasts a stellar emergency medical system, covering 2,000 square miles serving 2 million people. The county has 26 advanced life support ambulances staffed with paramedics and dozens of basic life support units staffed by emergency medical technicians. In Collier County, in addition to further exploring telemedicine opportunities, we are working on restructuring the organization of our basic and advanced life support ambulances to work more cooperatively with area fire districts and to improve response times Virtual medical feeds are old news, but virtual feeds of emergency situations on the road are still developing. Collier County is set under our EMS system to become a leading agency in telemedicine and other break-through life saving measures. In addition to serving as Collier County medical director, Dr. Robert Tober is director of the NCH Healthcare Wound Healing Center and the Neighborhood Health Clinic.In the changing world of health care, NCH remains confident, optimisticDespite health cares continuing uncertainty and multiple concerns among many of the nations hospitals, its been a good year at NCH from every perspective. Our most recent accolade was being the only system in Southwest Florida recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report. See story on page A7. (Our affiliate Mayo Clinic was honored as best nationally). With outstanding performance come rewards, and we have three nice announcements in that regard: In recognition of everyones hard work during the busiest and longest season NCH has ever had (and it continues), we will distribute a monetary reward to eligible staff later this summer that will incorporate the traditional holiday gift. In January 2015, we will implement a merit pay increase based on performance reviews using a process similar to last years. Health-care premiums will remain unchanged for 2015, and we are adding programs to earn valuable HRA points while improving overall wellness. Ill have more to say about all this pending formal approval by our board of trustees, but these decisions run counter to whats going on at most health-care organizations in the U.S., as well as to the view of our industry by the three major creditrating agencies. We continue to run a tight ship at NCH and are focused on further improvement. Here are some details: In terms of quality and service, we have almost non-existent central line and ventilator associated infections. Our sepsis (blood infection) mortality has dropped from more than 30 percent to single digits and C. Difficile infections are half the national average. Patient satisfaction has improved in some areas and will continue as a prominent focus for improvement this coming year.In terms of other important metrics, supply costs are down in part due to our relationship with the Upper MidWest VHA, which followed our Mayo affiliation.Thirty-three new physicians and nurse practitioners have joined us over the past two years. New patients, or course, are always are welcome. So while health care continues to undergo monumental change, NCH continues to thrive. Clearly, we can never afford to get complacent. But there is considerable good reason to remain confident and optimistic. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. allenWEISSallen.email@example.com TOBER COURTESY PHOTOCollier County EMS staff take things seriously during a mock car accident as part of a You Booze You Lose event at a local high school.
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But theres something else that the fiercest advocate of a no-punishment training approach will find in common with the trainer who believes that a dogs actions need consequences: Theyll both agree that your dog is likely not getting enough exercise, and that sedentary lives are at the root of a lot of canine behavior problems. Look at the big, active dogs we adore, such as the Labrador retriever and the German shepherd. You dont have to go far down the popularity list to find other active breeds, such as the always-in-motion dog commonly known as the Jack Russell terrier. Factor in the countless retriever, shepherd, husky, hound and terrier mixes, and you have a lot of dogs whose genetics have prepared them to work nonstop for hours at a time. Instead, many of them spend their lives in small, boring backyards. To burn off all that natural energy, theyre busy barking, digging and chewing. If youre thinking of getting a dog, think very seriously about what breed or mix you want and whether you can provide an active dog with the exercise he needs. If you cant honestly say that your dog will get 30 minutes of heart-thumping aerobic exercise at least three to four days a week daily is better then you really ought to reconsider those breeds and mixes. Fortunately, there are alternatives. All dogs love and need their exercise, but not all dogs will misbehave if they dont get a ton of it. Consider dogs of breeds or mixes that are content with less exercise. For large dogs, consider adopting a retired racing greyhound, a dog known as the mph couch potato. Many of the pugnosed breeds are also touted for their couch-potato ways, but beware: thats because theyre often born with compromised respiratory systems, with health problems to match. Many small breeds are easy in the exercise department, and theyre well worth considering because its not as difficult to exercise a small dog with short legs. A Yorkie, pug or corgi can get good exercise in a small yard or on a brisk walk, but remember that even short legs wont get you off the hook with the most active and toughminded breeds of terrier. These dogs need as much regular cardio as their bigger, more powerful relatives. What if you already have an active breed of dog? I know the answer to this one, having shared my life with retrievers from high-drive hunting lines for almost 20 years. Keeping them exercised is a big part of my life. Theres always a tennis ball in my truck, and I know all the safe and legal places to throw it, especially those that involve bodies of water. So get out that leash. Find that tennis ball. Scope out the nearest safe body of water. And make some time to get your dog moving a half-hour a day, every day. Your dog will be happier and healthier, and so will you. As for those behavior problems, youll find theyre easier to fix if your dog isnt frantically looking for a place to direct all that energy. Ask your veterinarian for a trainer or behaviorist who can help. This column originally ran on July 17, 2013. PET TALESGet a move onExercise therapy: Tired dogs are more likely to be well-manneredFor dogs who like to fetch and swim, combining the two is always a great plan. Pets of the Week>> Abby is a pretty, 3-year-old Labrador retriever mix who weighs about 55 pounds, Friendly and quiet, she listens well, knows the basics and will be a wonderful family pet. >> Grayson is a 2-month-old domestic shorthair whose eyes re ect the love he has to give. He is well behaved and affectionate. >> Larry is a 2 -year-old Manchester terrier mix who weighs about 12 pounds. He loves people (and their laps). >> Lilly is a beautiful 4-year-old domestic shorthair who purrs like a motor to show her appreciation for being petted.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets.
THE DIVA DIARIESBaby, its hot outsideIts the time of year with Southwest Florida diva just throws her hands up in the air and comes to the sad conclusion that its futile to even attempt to sparkle this deep into a subtropical summer. Its a good thing there are fewer events to attend in July and August, because only a very special chosen few are going to look good when they leave the house. These are the rare people who dont sweat. If youre a normal, regular human, its impossible to look as fresh as daisy around these parts when the thermometer reads 97 insane degrees, the feels-like temperature is 108 and you just know that your hair, make-up job, shoes and outfit are all going to be drenched at any given moment by a pop-up thunderstorm. At almost every soiree, happy hour or fundraiser I attend these days, people walk in apologizing, Im sorry, Im soaked from the rain! or Oh, no, dont hug me. Im sorry Im all sweaty or Im sorry I know I look wilted, but its just so horrendously HOT. While we cant do anything about the weather (Ive discovered that complaining about it almost daily on social media is useless, as apparently Mother Nature never checks her Facebook page slacker), we can try and work with the elements. That said, here are some tips for surviving a ridiculously hot summer and looking somewhat pretty while doing it: I know its tempting to put your hair in a clip to keep it from sticking to your neck, but take a hint from Katniss Everdeen and try rocking a side-swept braid or ponytail. Fasten it with a band that has some sparkle. Skip any make-up that shimmers (you have your own personal shimmer in the summer its called sweat), and instead go for a clean, matte look. I talked to some local beauty experts and they all agree that mineral-based make-up seems to hold up best under a hot sun. Drink more water. Not only will it keep you hydrated, its fabulous for your skin. At a bar or restaurant, order it in a big wine glass with ice and garnish it with a lemon for a festive look. Dont sit in the sun too long. There is just no way to make a sunburn or peeling skin look cute. Keep an arsenal of blotting paper in your purse and use it often. This way, when youre at a party and people start whipping out their iPhones for pics to post, you wont look shiny. Carry a fan. Seriously. I have a friend who carries a very pretty wood and silk fan she got at World Market wherever she goes. When she gets hot, she takes it out and gently fans herself. It looks elegant and old school. Youre probably wearing a lot of sandals and open-toed wedges lately, so make sure your pedicures in check. I love all the groovy colors and bling on toenails Im seeing. So go ahead, paint each nail a different color for fun because you need fun in your life when its this hot out. Ditch the jeans and bring out the cotton sundresses. You can dress them up by wearing pearls or rhinestones or adding a colorful belt. Speaking of color, I realize black is slimming, but its also hot. When I travelled to some bigger cities around the South this month, I noticed lots of women (of all ages) wearing whites, creams and pale yellows. Just dont be like me and spill your red wine on yourself on a regular basis. After all that, however, the best advice I can give (even though I know its not realistic) remains: Stay in your air-conditioned residence with the curtains drawn until November. Oh, and always, and I mean ALWAYS carry an umbrella. If it fails to rain, you can use it as a parasol; it will go nicely with your fan. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 NEWS A23 Call now to take advantage of 239.566.9700 Same Day Emergencies Welcome. 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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 INSIDEOn the MoveWhos going where, doing what on the local business scene. B2 House HuntingA Grey Oaks plantation-style estate for $3.2 million. B9 Getting comfortableComfort Keepers celebrates its arrival in Collier County, and more Networking photos. B7-8 CONTRACT S C O NTR O L CO MPETITI ON IN S WFL BU S INE SS E S BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SOMETIMES IN FACT, DOZENS OF SOMETIMES EACH YEAR up and down the southwest coast and elsewhere in the Sunshine State a little thing called a non-compete clause becomes the fly in the soup. Unlike in some other states, according to Florida employment law, businesses and owners can protect themselves from what they judge unfair competition by requiring employees, or franchisers in a chain, for example, to sign non-compete clauses. Because no non-compete clause is like any other, the law is tested regularly, says Christina Schwinn, a partner at the Pavese Law Firm and expert in a variety of employment law. Its not a one size fits all. It needs to be customized to your working environment. And one other thing: NotSEE COMPETE, B4 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. BuaBellSellsNaples.com | BuaBellGroup@JohnRWood.com Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Port Royal $6.50 M 870 Nelsons Walk Quail West $2.695 M 6447 Highcroft Drive
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Mr. Owen was recognized for his 20 years of work at Fakahatchee documenting the diversity of plants and animals and measuring water levels data that is critical to Everglades restoration projects. He has also partnered with several botanical gardens in an effort to halt the loss of endangered bromeliads. With financial assistance from the Friends of Fakahatchee, he and other biologists have traveled to Cuba to locate several rare orchids species for reintroduction into the park.The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has earned a Pinnacle Award for 2014 from Successful Meetings magazine. This marks the 11th consecutive year the resort has received the honor. It will be presented to Jason Parsons, general manager of the 319-room resort. The award is determined by votes from corporate and association meeting planners, as well as event and incentive specialists. Cindy Lewis, campus dean, student affairs and academic services at Florida SouthWestern State College, has received the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administration. Ms. Lewis has been a member of the association since 1986 and has served in a number of positions within the organization including president, vice president, sponsorship chair and legislative liaison. She served as financial aid director at FSW for 24 years and plans to retire this fall. Board Appointments Dr. Renate Chivli, retired ob-gyn physician, and David Varoski, a portfolio manager with Northern Trust Bank, have joined the board of directors for Lighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss. Gulfshore Playhouse is proud to announce the addition of Adria Starkey Collier County president for FineMark National Bank and Trust Company; David Drobis, chairman emeritis of Ketchum Worldwide; and Naomi Buck, president of Presentations Plus, have joined the board of directors for Gulfshore Playhouse. Recently announced board members for 2014-15 to serve The Immokalee Foundation are: Joe Zednik, chair; Alison Douglas, secretary; Pablo Veintimilla, treasurer; and James Bailey, Michael Benson, David Call, Chuck Campbell, John Costigan, Joyce Hagen Fites, Blake Gable, Don Gunther, John Henry, Cynthia Janssen, Kevin Johnson, Pete Negri and Louise Penta. Board emeritis members are: George Franks, W.R. Skip Hildebrand, Will Larson, Malcolm Mac McDonald, Lisa Merritt, Don ONeill, Peggy Redlinger, Dick Stonesifer and Tom Weyl. Health Care Drs. Michelle Diaz and Walid Mangal have joined the staff of Eye Centers of Florida. 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Often theyre settled out of court, a lot of them are related to medical practices or the work of employee leasing or professional employer companies, and sometimes employers decide not to go forward when somebody breaks a noncompete agreement, Ms. Schwinn notes. The Florida statute that enshrines noncompete clauses in the way we do business is 542.335, known as the Valid restraints of trade or commerce statute. It can buzz around the business community in unlikely ways.Real world applicationsFor example: A Naples pizzeria in a many-year franchise arrangement with a Chicago-based restaurant decides to quit that train and head out on its own. Only one problem: It signed a non-compete clause. So it finds itself restricted from opening another shop within five miles of its original downtown location and it has to severely limit what it offers, even taking square slices off the menu. (That was Sweet Home Chicago Pub & Grub.) Hair stylists and tattoo artists open businesses elsewhere in the Southwest Florida competitive region, taking their skill sets out to compete with their former employers. They are successfully sued and stopped from doing business. Or a neurosurgeon with a specialty so rare hes the only doctor between Tampa and Miami who can perform a life-saving procedure finds himself sued by Lee Memorial Health System because he broke his 50-mile-radius, non-compete clause and took up his practice at NCH, 35 miles away in Naples. This was Dr. Eric Eskioglu, who joined Lee Memorial in 2006, and then resigned suddenly in 2011. The case was settled out of court, allowing Dr. Eskioglu to continue performing a surgery to treat brain aneurysms with coil embolization, which is minimally invasive, in Naples. Only 30 others nationwide could even do that job, he told a judge before he reached a settlement agreement with Lee Memorial. There are many other examples from a wide range of businesses and experiences. For employers who decide to use the non-compete clauses, dont just write it yourself, says Sandra Kauanui, chair of the management department and director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University. Get help if youre an employer. Every one is different, and every one is state specific. There are restrictions on time how long you can require it and distance. And every detail can be debated, adds Ms. Schwinn. If the restriction is 50 miles, is that as the crow flies? she asks. There will have to be an answer. There needs to be reasonable parameters. You cant prohibit competition, adds Professor Kauanui. In other words, a non-compete clause has to be shaped and sculpted to fit the profile of the particular business. Thats because the law is very careful not to restrict competition that ultimate virtue in American-style capitalism while giving teeth to employers who have been the targets of unfair and possibly unethical treatment at the hands of employees.Good for competitionThe law itself performs five basic functions: it protects trade secrets; it protects valuable or confidential information, even if it isnt a trade secret; it protects substantial relationships with specific prospective or existing customers, patients or clients; it protects customer, patient or client good will; and finally, it protects extraordinary or specialized training. Non-competes for my industry are absolutely essential, says Steve Pontius, executive vice president and general manager at NBC-2. And they only cover a fraction of my workforce. But the people they cover anchor people and reporters and a few others we invest a tremendous amount of money in creating a notoriety and image for them that can be easily quantified. Its hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars of air time promotion. If we couldnt protect that it would be terribly damaging for us. If you are brought into our organization and spent three years developing contacts and confidential informants and everything relationships with key people that improve your performance to do your craft then the station has an invested interest in you. This isnt indentured servitude. If they want to leave Waterman Broadcasting they can work anywhere in the Unites States except a couple of places, and even then theyre restricted only for about a year. Those couple of places are television stations less than 10 miles away. Our legal counsel tells us the noncompetes have to be fair, and we have to (observe them, too). If we talk to somebody from another station (about a job), the first words out of our mouths are, Are you protected by a non compete contract? The anchors on my station or WINK or WFTX have all worked at other stations in this market, and have either set out a year or gone to another market and come back and thats okay. And you can extend this conversation to a lot of different industries.Hammering out the detailsIn many states, money becomes a legal consideration when employers ask their workers to sign a non-complete clause employees get paid for that kind of self-restriction. Some employers here will go ahead and do that, because they dont want to create a morale issue, she says. Most employees dont balk at the nonsolicit part of such an agreement the part that says they cant solicit clients from the companys rolls for their own new business, for example. Nor do employees tend to question the notion that giving away company secrets is not cool at all. That seems fair to them, Ms. Schwinn says. But when you get to the non-competition aspect of it, it can be devastating for an employee who gets fired and has to uproot a family and go somewhere else if the employer is going to enforce it. Some employers are steadfast were going to enforce all of it, they say. But there is a cost involved. And a process. First, employers have to demand that a person cease and desist. If an employee has gone to work for another employer, the old company may threaten to sue the new one, along with the employee. Then they start by asking a judge for a temporary injunction, in which they prove that they have an enforceable restrictive covenant, it has been breached, and they have a right to sue. Then, the new employer has to post a bond that will cover the attorneys fees for the former employer, if that employer wins the suit. Since the prevailing party will win attorneys fees at the very least, says Ms. Schwinn, it serves as an equalizer and encourages settlement, because neither party runs that risk. Although she embraces the notion of non-solicitation agreements, she admits, she doesnt personally like noncompetitive agreements. If a restriction says somebody cant work for a competitor within a 75-mile radius, that will knock that person out of (most of) Lee, Collier, Charlotte and even Hendry counties, so they end up having to relocate and maybe take a job they dont have the skill set for. COMPETEFrom page 1SCHWINN PONTIUS Non-compete advice>> For employers: Sit down and evaluate what interests you need to protect. In the software development business, for example, thats pretty competitive. Make sure you have at least a very strong con dentiality agreement, and you may want to have non-compete inclusion. >> For employees: Its harder for employees. Make sure you understand what youre signing, says attorney Christina Harris Schwinn, a partner in the Pavese Law Firm. So many people sign whatever documents an employer sticks in front of them, so they have no idea what the restrictions reall y are.
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The result is a workforce thats not just disengaged (Gallups 2013 State of the American Workplace report revealed that 70 percent of U.S. employees fall into this category), but also stressed and depressed. And heres the irony: The constant hustle aimed at increasing productivity and profitability actually decreases both. Thats according to Graeme Cowan, a survivor of depression and the author of Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder (New Harbinger Publications, $16.95). The mental and emotional state of todays workforce is abysmal, Mr. Cowan says. And since theres a stigma around mental health issues, people arent seeking help. His research shows that 86 percent of those afflicted would rather suffer in silence. Thats very bad news for employers, who may have a big portion of their workforce struggling along at reduced capacity, he says. Mr. Cowan knows the ravages of depression firsthand. After spending most of his life as a senior executive with organizations such as Johnson & Johnson and A.T. Kearney, he suffered a mental breakdown that culminated in a suicide attempt. It was then that he began to wonder how widespread and impactful a problem workplace depression really is. Turns out the problem is quite costly indeed. A study recently published by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that depressed workers experienced more health-related productivity losses than those without depression, and that those losses cost employers $44 billion. A big part of the problem is a phenomenon called presenteeism meaning that people are physically at work but not engaged and certainly not fully functioning. In fact, the JAMA study found that presenteeism accounts for greater losses in productivity among depressed workers than does absenteeism. The loss in productivity caused by depression is extremely difficult to track because it manifests via poor performance, Mr. Cowan notes. Companies that dont address the elephant in the boardroom will suffer even if they dont know theyre suffering at all. Here are a few of his recommendations for leaders seeking to help depressed employees: Be proactive about helping employees treat depression. Provide employees with workplace resources including a mental health policy, wellness program and intranet materials to help them take action to deal with their illness. Whether available via an organizations intranet or downloadable in the form of a smartphone app, these resources must be both practical and evidencebased. To accommodate different learning styles, multimedia delivery would be optimal. Companies could also assemble a panel or list of suitable mental health professionals whom employees can feel comfortable going to when they need assistance. A big regret for depressed individuals is that they didnt get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan earlier, Mr. Cowan says. There is a stigma around depression that discourages people from getting treatment. But when companies emphasize the importance of treating these issues, they help destigmatize them, which will lead to more peoples getting the help they need more quickly. Know how to recognize the signs of depression. Of course, a key step in providing employees with the care and support they need is knowing what signs indicate they could be suffering from depression. If a normally reliable employee starts calling in sick more than usual, missing deadlines or meetings, looks tired or overwhelmed, or has a decrease in overall performance, they could be depressed. Employers, managers, and coworkers should also keep an eye out for changes in temperament, Mr. Cowan says. For example, maybe an employee was well known for greeting you and other coworkers each morning or making friendly conversation during work breaks, but now goes straight to his desk or spends his breaks alone or surfing the Internet. These could each be signs that depression has taken hold and certainly indicate it might be time to check in with them and see how theyre doing. Teach managers and team members how to ask Are you okay? Fiftyone percent of employees believe that the most effective way to address harmful stress is speaking to someone at work. This creates a compelling case to increase the will and skill of managers and team members to ask Are you okay? and encourage the stressed employee to take action, Mr. Cowan says. I recommend a four-step process to building trust and helping someone you are concerned about. First, break the ice. The best ice-breaker? Simply ask Are you okay? Next, listen without judgment. Then, encourage action. And finally, follow up. Compassion or emotional support plays an essential role in recovering from depression. Employees say that when a supervisor or coworker shows they care about them as a person, it is the biggest predictor of recovery and return to productivity, Mr. Cowan says. Make sure their work fits their strengths. Engaged employees, doing work theyre good at, are happy employees. Companies can help prevent workplace depression by making sure employees are satisfied with their work. And where depression already exists, Mr. Cowan says, helping the employee get back to doing fulfilling work will help them recover. Provide ways for employees to get exercise. One of the common symptoms of depression is fatigue and an overactive mind and underactive body. According to the Mayo Clinic, a 30-minute brisk walk improves your mood two, four, eight and 12 hours later compared to those who dont exercise.A great way for companies to play a role here is to offer physical and mental wellness programs, Mr. Cowan says. Employees with a positive mood are 31 percent more productive, sell 37 percent more and are 300 percent more creative. The productivity benefit that could flow from a program that builds employee physical and mental well-being is almost self-evident, especially in light of exercises being judged so important for recovery.If a virus or other illness were running rampant through your workforce, you wouldnt sit back and do nothing while employees called in sick or sat at their desks unable to do their jobs. More than likely, Mr. Cowan says, youd find ways to help your employees get well as soon as possible. Thats why it doesnt make sense for employers to ignore the hold that depression has on so many of their employees. Companies that recognize the importance of helping their employees get the mental health care they need will reap huge benefits. Graeme Cowan is one of Australias leading speakers and authors in the area of building resilience and mental health. He is also a director of the R U OK? Foundation, whose slogan is A Conversation Could Change a Life (www.ruokday.com) and whose launch campaign was supported with video promotions from Australian actors Hugh Jackman, Simon Baker and Naomi Watts.Depression can put employee productivity down in the dumps
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 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 email@example.com or visit www. napleschamber.org. 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 Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual James V. Mudd Fellowship presentation from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. This years recipient is Harold Weeks, president of the NAACP of Collier County. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Above Board Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Hilton Naples. The Best of the Best guest speakers will include several presenters whose programs were popular with members in the past year. Topics include: the art of negotiation, social media, valuing your business, marketing your business, tax readiness and investing in Southwest Florida. $25 for members, $30 for others in advance; $28 and $33 at the door. Registration required by Aug. 8 at www. aboveboardchamber.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its next Wake Up Naples for members and guests from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Myra Janco Daniels will discuss How to Stop Snoring When You Retire! $20 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. Business After Five for members and guests of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce is set for 5:307:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Old Marco Restaurant & Pub. The program will show appreciation for concierges at island resorts. 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House Hunting:2823 Thistle Way Estates at Grey OaksSet on an expansive homesite with lovely views over lake and landscape, this Southern plantation-style estate home has more than 5,000 square feet of living area. Details include custom millwork, hardwood flooring and beamed ceilings. Additional highlights include a gas-burning fireplace, wine cellar, family room with wet bar and a second-floor multi-purpose bonus room. An outdoor living area with open pool and spa completes this exceptional property. Cheryl Turner of Premier Sothebys International Realty has the listing for $3.2 million. To arrange a showing or for more information, call 250-3311 or email Cheryl.email@example.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE B9 WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014COURTESY PHOTOS s i VISIT WWW.DAVIDNAPLES.COM FOR MORE DETAILS! AMERIVEST REALTY | NAPLES, FL 239.280.5433 | David@DavidNaples.com Talis Park Estate Home $3,750,000 Mediterra Villa Home$955,000 Shadow Wood Preserve $1,295,000 Mediterra Estate Lot$1,250,000
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 First model opens in Cielo tower at Pelican LandingThe first model residence has opened in Cielo, WCI Communities newest neighborhood of luxury condominiums at The Colony Golf & Bay Club at Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. The interior of the three-bedroom, 3-bath Residence 02 was created by Robb & Stucky International and has a casual, contemporary twist. Metallic and mirrored furniture, lightreflecting wallpaper and fire behind cracked glass add dazzle throughout the models 2,950 square feet. Designed to maximize entertaining potential and showcase views from the third-floor location, Residence 02 offers gathering spaces that flow out to wraparound loggias and a chat area in the great room with swivel chairs circling an oversized ottoman. The model has hand-scraped wood floors and a neutral palette of linen, beige and taupe with pops of bright orange. A granite-embedded covering on the great rooms main wall adds texture and is enhanced by the play of moving light from the LED fireplace with cracked-glass doors.The models openness is balanced by private spaces for bedrooms and the library, shown in the model as a study. Sliding glass doors open to a private loggia. Each of the models guest suites also has a walk-in closet and private bath. Residence 02 is one of two floor plans offered in Cielo. The second floor plan has 2,930 square feet. Upon completion, Cielo will have 96 residences in five-story buildings overlooking lakes, nature preserves and the seventh hole of The Colonys Jerry Pate-designed golf course. Prices start at $625,000. WCI Communities also is offering new homes in Terzetto at the Colony in Pelican Landing. In three-story buildings, the three-bedroom, 2-bath designs have 2,100 square feet and 2,624 square feet of living space. Two models are open.Buyers at Terzetto and Cielo can personalize their homes through WCIs Design Studio at the companys nearby headquarters. The studio provides a comprehensive selection of cabinetry, countertops, bath and kitchen fixtures and tile and flooring. Residents of Cielo and Terzetto and their guests can enjoy amenities at The Colony including the award-winning Bay Club, a private dining club overlooking Estero Bay. The Colonys concierge program can arrange everything from key-holding and housekeeping services to dry cleaning, domestic and international travel, and at-home massages or yoga instruction. Owners and guests also have access to Pelican Landings 34-acre island beach park, canoe park, tennis courts, fitness center and community center.For more information, call 495-1300 or visit www.TheColonyGolfandBayClub. com. Stock Signature Homes available at Fiddlers CreekFiddlers Creek is offering the fully furnished Grand Calais II in the neighborhood of Isla del Sol. The home is priced at $1,578,490. Built by Stock Signature Homes, the Grand Calais II is a one-story design with 3,597 air-conditioned square feet. The home has four bedrooms and 4 baths in a split floor plan with a great room and library/study just steps off the main foyer. There also is a formal dining room with an adjoining kitchen and breakfast nook. The master suite features an oversized bath with deep soaker tub along with separate his-andher wardrobes.The professionally decorated Grand Calais II model has an expansive covered lanai and a three-car garage as well as extensive upgrades, including custom interior built-ins throughout the home. The flooring in the Grand Calais II model includes both hardwood and natural stone, while the gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, 42-inch wood cabinets, wood shelving in the pantry and Sub Zero and Wolf appliances. Ideal for entertainment family and friends, the outdoor living area has a kitchen and fireplace as well as a custom pool and spa package with brick pavers and coping. The Grand Calais II is one of eight floor plans available from Stock Signature Homes in the Isla del Sol neighborhood. Designs range from 3,597 airconditioned square feet to 4,246 air-conditioned square feet. Prices range from $989,990 to $1,149,990, plus home site. The custom builder also offers the Ponte Vedra Grande, a move-in-ready home in the village of Mahogany Bend at Fiddlers Creek. The largest home available in Mahogany Bend, the Ponte Vedra encompases 3,525 air-conditioned square feet in a split floor plan that has four bedrooms and 4 baths. Pricing starts at $834,990, plus home site; the move-in-ready Ponte Vedra Grande is priced at $1,199,990. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is just off Collier Boulevard between Naples and Marco Island. For more information, call 732-9300, stop by the information center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway or visit www.fiddlerscreek.com. Windward Isle site work to start soonMcGarvey Development Company is poised to begin site work at a new gated community off Airport-Pulling Road just south of Orange Blossom Road in North Naples. Windward Isle will have 28 single-family residences ranging from 3,000 square feet to 4,000 square feet, nestled around a 506-foot-long lake. Weber Design Group is designing the homes in a colonial coastal Caribbean style. McGarvey is developing Windward Isle in partnership with Capital Group Properties, a real estate development, property management, finance and leasing firm based in Southborough, Mass. Pricing for the Windward Isle residences will be announced this fall.The builder anticipates having two model homes under construction late this year, with completion planned for early spring 2015. The single-story Abacos model will have 3,056 square feet under air and a total of 4,203 square feet. The Abacos great room floor plan has three bedrooms plus a study. The two-story Grenada plan offers 4,072 square feet under air and a total of 5,832 square feet. The Grenada has four bedrooms and a game room in addition to a spacious great room. Both models will showcase McGarvey Custom Homes signature outdoor living areas complete with outdoor fireplaces and summer kitchens. For more information, call McGarvey Custom Homes at 738-78568 or visit www.mcgarveycustomhomes.com. The Grand Calais II COURTESY PHOTOS Richard DrosteREALTOR239firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today!8998 Lely Island Circle $599,900 Outstanding in every way. 4BR/3BA, stunning views. Eat-in kitchen, stainless steel appliances. 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OLD NAPLES Bayfront #4303 Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 premiersir.com/id/VALA060914IHE $795,000 OLD NAPLES Franciscan #830 Sa rah Theiss 239.269.0300 premiersir.com/id/214036250 $594,900 OLD NAPLES Central Garden #107 Mark Maran 239.777.3301 premiersir.com/id/214031132 $294,500 ROYAL HARBOR Naples Bay Resort #258 An gela R. Allen 239.825.8494 premiersir.com/id/214028328 $279,000 PARK SHORE Provence #PH-2 Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/214033419 $5,900,000 PARK SHORE 320 Neapolitan Way Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214015185 $4,750,000 PARK SHORE 311 Neapolitan Way Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/212035092 $3,795,000 PARK SHORE Aria #603 Ma rion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.571.5614 premiersir.com/id/214010920 $2,995,000 PARK SHORE 4010 Old Trail Way M i chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p remiersir.com/id/NERI041913IHE $2,695,000 PARK SHORE Meridian Club #1403 Pa t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/213511727 $1,269,000 PARK SHORE Bay Shore Place #1201 Vic kie Larscheid 239.250.5041 premiersir.com/id/214030295 $899,000 PARK SHORE Monaco Beach Club #1406 Chri stine Jones 239.404.9900 premiersir.com/id/214037666 $769,999 PARK SHORE Colony Gardens #103 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 premiersir.com/id/214041739 $750,000 PARK SHORE Monaco Beach Club #304 Chri stine Jones 239.404.9900 premiersir.com/id/214037621 $684,900 PARK SHORE 4052 Crayton Road R i chard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 p remiersir.com/id/214014910 $619,000 PELICAN BAY Montenero #PH1907 Ca thy Owen 239.269.3118 premiersir.com/id/GEYE032014IHE $4,295,000 PELICAN BAY 705 Hollybriar Lane Jane Darling 239.290.3112 premiersir.com/id/213511542 $2,195,000 PELICAN BAY St. Lucia #PH5 Je rry Wachowicz 239.777.0741 premiersir.com/id/213509158 $1,849,900 PELICAN BAY Grosvenor #1101 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 premiersir.com/id/214040027 $1,095,000 PELICAN BAY Crescent #15 Jane B ond 239.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213506187 $999,000 PELICAN BAY Lambiance #102 Ad rie nne Young 239.825.5369 p remiersir.com/id/214040764 $599,000 PELICAN BAY St. Raphael #G-14 Fr iley Saucier 239.293.3532 premiersir.com/id/212034060 $579,000 PELICAN BAY Chateaumere #D-104 Heid i Deen 239.370.5388 premiersir.com/id/214033772 $485,000 PELICAN BAY Hyde Park #B302 An n M. Nunes/Cheryl Turner 239.860.0949 premiersir.com/id/214030619 $449,000 PELICAN BAY St. Nicole #302 Pa t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214024475 $445,000 PELICAN MARSH 9024 Terranova Drive Rod Soars 239.290.2448 premiersir.com/id/AMON071814IHE $1,750,000 PELICAN MARSH Seville #921 Te r ri Moellers 239.404.7887 p remiersir.com/id/213508357 $450,000 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY 1254 Waggle Way Ma rybeth Brooks 239.272.6867 premiersir.com/id/214028817 $4,200,000 BAY COLONY Trieste #101 Gi lman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/213018474 $2,995,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #304 Le ah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 premiersir.com/id/214018157 $1,299,000 BAY COLONY Toscana #202 L e ah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 p remiersir.com/id/213506357 $1,225,000 NAPLES 10551 Greenway Road Pa trick/Phyllis ODonnell 239.250.3360 premiersir.com/id/214027760 $1,599,000 SEAGATE 5251 Sand Dollar Lane Jo e Garabed 239.571.5700 premiersir.com/id/214000235 $1,495,000 NAPLES CAY Baypointe #501 Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214015069 $1,495,000 KENSINGTON 2633 Finchley Lane F a hada Saad 239.659.5145 p remiersir.com/id/214018483 $1,350,000 VINEYARDS 5851 Bromelia Court Ju l ie Rembos 239.595.1809 premiersir.com/id/213513887 $1,099,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #801 D a rlene Roddy 239.404.0685 premiersir.com/id/212000277 $949,000 VINEYARDS Avellino Isles #32202 De n ise Sands 215.327.9930 premiersir.com/id/214031671 $715,000 BANYAN WOODS Reserve II #201 P a t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214026112 $550,000 WYNDEMERE 910 Wyndemere Way Gar y L./Je/Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 premiersir.com/id/212035106 $529,000 MEDITERRA 15243 Medici Way J u tta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 p remiersir.com/id/214020579 $2,795,000 PELICAN BAY 684 Annemore Lane Je rry Wachowicz 239.777.0741 premiersir.com/id/213508604 $2,695,000 premiersothebysrealty.comYou might not know what youre looking for, but now you know where to find it.
NORTHGATE 5143 Kristin Court De b bi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 p remiersir.com/id/214035230 $520,000 LELY RESORT 6044 Dogleg Drive Mi chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214041075 $489,000 WATERFRONT IN NAPLES Waterfront In Naples #2174 Fr ank Pezzuti 239.216.2445 premiersir.com/id/213010829 $469,900 WYNDEMERE 104 Water Oaks Way Ca therine Bordner 239.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/213504625 $385,000 BANYAN WOODS Reserve II #101 P a t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 p remiersir.com/id/214039579 $379,000 FOREST GLEN Bishopwood West I #202 Jesse Moreno 239.405.0065 premiersir.com/id/214011975 $339,900 VINEYARDS Vintage Reserve #9-B Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214020877 $335,000 EAGLE CREEK 53 Grey Wing Point ML M eade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/212027690 $329,000 PENT PINES VILLAS Bent Pines Villas #D-5 Mar l ene Suarez 239.290.0585 p remiersir.com/id/214008145 $279,000 POSITANO PLACE Positano Place #308 Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214034888 $275,000 MANDALAY 6152 Mandalay Circle Jesse Moreno 239.405.0065 premiersir.com/id/214011579 $239,500 CEDAR HAMMOCK Veranda #1623 La rry Caruso 239.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214005668 $217,900 WYNDEMERE Commons #304 Su san R. Payne 239.777.7209 premiersir.com/id/213004077 $179,500 RESERVE AT NAPLES Reserve at Naples #201 Amy Goguen 239.404.4416 premiersir.com/id/214041358 $173,500 FOREST LAKES Fairways at Emerald Green #G-105 Gar y Blaine 239.595.2912 p remiersir.com/id/214006094 $170,000 BRIARWOOD Dover Parc #1303 Ca therine Bordner 239.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214017989 $169,900 ROYAL WOOD Bloomeld Ridge #A302 De b Welch 239.293.5294 premiersir.com/id/214025896 $139,900 GREY OAKS 1223 Gordon River Trail Me lissa Williams 239.248.7238 premiersir.com/id/213502713 $7,495,000 GREY OAKS 1271 Osprey Trail Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214036639 $5,699,000 GREY OAKS 1473 Anhinga Pointe Me lissa Williams 239.248.7238 premiersir.com/id/209007441 $3,995,000 GREY OAKS 2351 Alexander Palm Drive F a hada Saad 239.659.5145 p remiersir.com/id/214016729 $2,295,000 GREY OAKS 1264 Osprey Trail Da n Guenther 239.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214015983 $1,700,000 GREY OAKS 1202 Gordon River Trail Sam Hei tman 239.537.2018 premiersir.com/id/214040008 $1,575,000 GREY OAKS 2286 Silver Palm Drive Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/ELMQ052314IHE $1,150,000 GREY OAKS 2206 Miramonte Way F a hada Saad 239.659.5145 p remiersir.com/id/214028518 $395,000 MEDITERRA 16045 Trebbio Way Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 premiersir.com/id/212019551 $2,195,995 QUAIL WEST 4341 Brynwood Drive Jane B ond 239.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213500850 $1,900,000 CROSSINGS 7371 Stonegate Drive Ter ri Moellers 239.404.7887 premiersir.com/id/214023860 $1,695,000 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court John D Amelio 239.961.5996 p remiersir.com/id/213507967 $1,675,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 242 Haydon Circle Gi lman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214001337 $1,599,000 OLDE CYPRESS 2743 Olde Cypress Drive Jane B ond 239.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/211522993 $1,595,000 MERCATO The Strada #7502 Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/211500266 $1,190,000 TIBURON Ventana #C-305 Sh erree Woods 239.877.7770 premiersir.com/id/213501160 $899,900 QUAIL CREEK 4687 Pond Apple Drive South Pa trick OConnor 239.293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214030283 $845,000 WILSHIRE LAKES 3987 Stonesthrow Court P a trick OConnor 239.293.9411 p remiersir.com/id/214010082 $795,000 OLDE CYPRESS 7391 Monteverde Way Jenni f er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214039941 $769,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 8050 Vera Cruz Way Lee Leather wood 239-877-8861 premiersir.com/id/214039968 $695,000 CROSSINGS MILL RUN 6897 Wellington Drive Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 premiersir.com/id/213005688 $675,000 MARBELLA LAKES 6465 Marbella Drive Ju l ie Rembos 239.595.1809 premiersir.com/id/214011391 $550,000 STONEBRIDGE Middleburg #202 A m y Kodak 239.877.6319 premiersir.com/id/214014886 $450,000 THE MOORINGS 627 Binnacle Drive Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214021446 $2,650,000 GREY OAKS 1708 Venezia Way Lyn n Anderson 239.290.6674 premiersir.com/id/214008666 $2,495,000 premiersothebysrealty.comWe proudly present a selection of our residences along Floridas Gulf Coast.
ORCHARDS 7682 Groves Road Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 p remiersir.com/id/214033475 $449,000 AUTUMN WOODS 6745 Southern Oak Court Bobb y Long 239.776.4650 premiersir.com/id/214040278 $411,000 ORANGE TREE 975 Grove Drive ML M eade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214029059 $249,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Gulfside #104 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 premiersir.com/id/214017027 $799,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Regatta #601 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214025129 $789,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Bay #211 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 premiersir.com/id/213508100 $669,000 VANDERBILT BEACH 467 Seagull Avenue C e line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 p remiersir.com/id/213502031 $585,000 MARCO ISLAND 1825 April Court Ca thy Rogers 239.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/213512563 $2,695,000 MARCO ISLAND 791 Caxambas Drive Ca thy Rogers 239.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/214002864 $2,695,000 MARCO ISLAND 781 Caxambas Drive Ca thy Rogers 239.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/214002817 $2,495,000 MARCO ISLAND 580 Bareld Drive South Jim / Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 p remiersir.com/id/214032487 $2,250,000 MARCO ISLAND 1026 Bald Eagle Drive Pau l Strong 239.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/213501901 $2,195,000 MARCO ISLAND Belize #507 Jim/ Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/213507083 $2,085,000 MARCO ISLAND 308 Lamplighter Drive Cullen Shaughnessy 239.248.3978 premiersir.com/id/214039859 $1,500,000 MARCO ISLAND 1570 Doxsee Terrace B r ock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 p remiersir.com/id/213015924 $1,125,000 MARCO ISLAND 859 Wintergreen Court Da rlene Roddy 239.404.0685 premiersir.com/id/213500268 $975,000 MARCO ISLAND 1810 Dade Court Jon V ollmer 239.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214003418 $750,000 MARCO ISLAND Hideaway Beach #310 Jim/ Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/213505289 $749,500 MARCO ISLAND 187 Dan River Court Vi nce Colace 239.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214041144 $728,000 MARCO ISLAND Sandpiper #1403 Cy nthia Corogin 239.393.6747 premiersir.com/id/212022090 $720,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #704 Cy n thia Corogin 239.393.6747 p remiersir.com/id/212022129 $540,000 MARCO ISLAND 945 Royal Marco Way Mi chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214032780 $495,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #905 La rry Caruso 239.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214005703 $484,700 MARCO ISLAND Gulfview Apartments #1910 He lga Wetzold 239.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/213500406 $455,000 MARCO ISLAND Commodore Club #102 Ro e Tamagni 239.398.1222 premiersir.com/id/214032539 $395,000 MARCO ISLAND Pelican Perch #302 Cy nthia Corogin 239.393.6747 premiersir.com/id/214041160 $350,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #A-407 M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 p remiersir.com/id/214033027 $299,000 MARCO ISLAND Sunset House #204 La rry Caruso 239.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214039766 $270,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 3852 Isla Del Sol Way Mi chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/213508510 $1,880,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 9314 Chiasso Cove Court Mi chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/213015935 $1,275,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8504 Bellagio Drive Mi chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/213510912 $890,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 7667 Mulberry Lane Mi chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214029231 $749,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 p remiersir.com/id/214028784 $474,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Montreux #104 ML M eade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/213505258 $449,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cherry Oaks #101 Pa t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214027312 $379,500 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #101 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/213508467 $369,000 FIDDLERS CREEK V arenna #203 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 p remiersir.com/id/213509821 $364,500 FIDDLERS CREEK Laguna #104 M i chael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 premiersir.com/id/214026982 $349,999 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #102 M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214021168 $345,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 3794 Cotton Green Path Drive Lur a Jones 239.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214017217 $343,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Deer Crossing #102 ML M eade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/DAVI050814IHE $309,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Deer Crossing #203 M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214034818 $289,000 PINE RIDGE 6582 Trail Boulevard Sa rah Theiss 239.269.0300 premiersir.com/id/GALB072414IHE $1,850,000 WWW.RENTNAPLES.COM Explore our collection of properties available for weekly, seasonal and long-term accommodations. 239.262.4242 Like.@PremierSIR Tweet.@PremierSIR Pin.@PremierSIRWatch.@SothebysRealty premiersothebysrealty.com
Gorgeous, gated, 3+den / 3.5 baths in Pelican Marsh this private, quiet custom home located around the corner from Mercato offers over 3,500 square feet 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. $1,095,000 fr fnbCHRISALLNAPLES.COM | 239.572.2200 | WWW.ALLNAPLES.COM n fr b 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 square feet of air conditioned living space all on the same level. $1,895,000 r rResidence is situated upon a sunny southern facing 1.25 acre lakefront site. Over 6,500 square feet of air-conditioned living space ready for your Naples lifestyle. 5 ensuite bedrooms, study, formal dining room, large family room, billiard area and 5-car garage. Every lifestyle is well suited to this home you name it this residence delivers! $3,395,000 n nn Rarely available top oor beachfront corner residence offering, 4 bedrooms (3 ensuite) each with full bathroom and nearly 3,000 square feet of air-conditioned living space located south of Doctors Pass. Tremendous, direct, uninterrupted beach and Gulf of Mexico views Enjoy the sunset in the western sitting area off the master suite. $2,395,000 Lives just like your own private beach house! Walk right out to the 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 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 and 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, impact glass windows and doors, high ceilings, 3-car garage and additional detached 2-car garage with 12 doors for outdoor & recreational enthusiasts. Privacy and design. $1,495,000 n r Just Listed Just Reduced CHRISTOPHER A. BRAUN-bbtn, tb2011 & 2013 Top Overall Downing-Frye Realtor 2012 & 2014 Naples Daily News Readers Choice Award Winner for Best Realtor
Heres to our little piece of the planet. To our starting point for the pursuit of happiness. Its the place where friends call us family, and memories live on every corner. Heres to where weve gone, to where well go, and to where well always return. Heres to home. Prices and speci cations subject to change without notice. Contractor Number: CBC1259812 Single-Family Homes in Ft. Myers from the mid $200s2401 River Hall Parkway | Alva, Florida 33920 | 855.644.9898 Heres to where each day begin Heres to where each day beginRiverHallFW.com Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Broker participation is encouraged. OUR HOMEBUILDERS: KOLTER HOMES, NEAL COMMUNITIES, ROYAL CORINTHIAN, & WYMAN STOKES3 minutes east of I-75 at exit 141 in Fort Myers ~ Verandah.com or call 866-694-7199 It doesnt get any better than this. UNLESS OF COURSE YOU LIVE HERE.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
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 REAL ESTATE B21 Frank Sinatras former New York penthouse on the market TOPTENDEALS.COMIn the 1960s, Frank Sinatra was at the top of his show-business career. The biggest star in Las Vegas, he started his own record company and won a Grammy for Strangers in the Night and an Emmy for his TV special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music. In his spare time, Mr. Sinatra also did quite a bit of design work on the New York apartment where he lived for 11 years. According to the listing agent, Old Blue Eyes was involved in the details when the penthouse with 18-foot ceilings and glass walls was under construction in 1961 on Manhattans Upper East Side. Among those who frequented the party pad: Sammy Davis Jr., Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol. With a modernization undertaken by the current owner after she bought it in 2008, the 3,200-square-foot residence has four bedrooms, six baths and an additional 2,000 square feet in two terraces overlooking the river and city. Previously offered at $7.7 million, its now listed at $4.995 million with agents Jacqueline Teplitzky and William Martin of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Finally the most anticipated new community in Naples is now open! Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, Floridas preeminent homebuilder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Dont miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own such an amazing piece of Florida. Model homes are now open at The Isles of Collier Preserve! Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, these elegant new model homes overlook eight miles of scenic kayak and biking trails that wind along the Cypress Waterway. Explore our nature trails and waterways on available Minto bicycles and kayaks or take a complimentary guided boat tour down the Cypress Waterway. *Incentive is available for a limited time, please see new home sales professional for details. Minto Communities, LLC 2014. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, specications, prices and features are app roximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its aliates. CGC 1519880. (888) 707-1251 ~ mintofla.com5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 | Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Drive.For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities throughout Florida, visit mintoa.com.minto creates better places to inspire life One-of-a-kind coastal community, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. No CDD Fees Unlike other communities, The Isles of Collier Preserve does not burden you with Community Development District (CDD) fees, which saves you thousands of dollars during your home ownership.7 Furnished Models Now Open! | Luxury Single-Family and Coach Homes from the low $ 400 s to high $ 700 s Call to charter a complimentary guided boat tour down the Cypress Waterway! Classic Old Florida Clubhouse Fitness & Wellness Center Resort-Style Pool Tennis Courts Bocce Ball Courts Kayak Launch Overlook Bar & Grill 8 Miles of Scenic Kayak, Hiking and Biking Trails CALL TODAY AND ASK ABOUT OUR PHASE I CLOSE OUT SPECIAL INCENTIVES!* MOVE IN THIS SUMMER! Up to $ 50,000 Incentive on Single-Family Homes! LIMITED TIME Up to $ 30,000 Incentive on Coach Homes! LIMITED TIME
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 WYNDEMERE COMMONS 100 Wyndemere Way #304 $179,500 Premier Sothebys International Realty Susan Payne 239.777.7209 >$300,0002 LOGAN LOODS 5150 Hickory Wood Drive $375,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tatyana Sallee 239.293.5017 Open Saturday 8/2 12-3pm>$400,0003 AUTUMN WOODS 6745 Southern Oak Court $411,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Bobby Long 239.776.4650 >$500,0004 BRENDISI AT MEDITERRA 29140 Brendisi Way #201 $598,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$700,0005 VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA 410 Flagship Drive #601 $789,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Martin McGill 239.227.6377 >$900,0006 MARCO ISLAND 930 Hyacinth Court $979,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 >$1,000,0007 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $1,000,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Call 239.594.9400 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm8 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6480 Sandalwood Lane $1,025,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 9 FIDDLERS CREEK CHIASSO 9314 Chiasso Court $1,275,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 10 MARCO ISLAND THE DUNNFOIRE 530 Collier Boulevard South #303 $1,675,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860.717611 MARCO ISLAND THE DUNNFOIRE 530 Collier Boulevard South #202 $1,685,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860.717612 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court $1,725,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty John DAmelio 239.961.5996 13 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Call 239.261.3148 Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm14 FIDDLERS CREEK ISLA DEL SOL 3852 Isla Del Sol Way $1,880,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 >$6,000,00015 PORT ROYAL 870 Nelsons Walk $6,500,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$9,000,00016 PORT ROYAL 3605 Fort Charles Drive $9,450,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Richard Culp 239.290.2200 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 13 14 11 7 8 9 12 1
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 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 Flora and faunaFind flamingoes, gators and more at Everglades Wonder Gardens. C3 Florida writersScripture and murder intersect in the latest from Naples own James Lilliefors. C12 French FoliesSay Bonsoir! to more than a meal at your table. C23 Love That Dress!, the feel-good shopping spree of the year benefiting the PACE Center for Girls, takes place Saturday, Aug. 23, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Course. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 1, at lovethatdress.org. An estimated 500 fashionistas (and a few brave men) are expected to stake their claim to thousands of new and gently worn dresses and accessories, from Gap to Gucci, selling at nominal prices. Guests will also enjoy a silent auction, camaraderie and cocktails. VIP attendees will have access to a private dressing area, clothing hold, express checkout service and complimentary drinks and hors doeuvres. Before the big event, make room in your closet by donating some of your own gently worn frocks to the cause. Sweet Art Gallery makes it easy by hosting a dress collection party from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7. Everyone who brings a dress will earn a chance to earn raffle prizes including jewelry by Amanda Jaron. A silent art auction will help raise funds for PACE. Make plans for Love That Dress!, but first, make room in your closetSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ The Challenge: We bought two LEGO kits, threw away the boxes and gave the contents to local architects with instructions to design a building in one week. Heres what they came up with.THE IDEA CAME WHILE I WAS IN A STORE, LOOKING at LEGO kits of famous architecture. Depending upon which one you bought, you could make a replica of the Sydney Opera House, The U.N. building, The Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wrights Robie House or Fallingwater, among other famous structures. I thought of an architect I knew and wondered, What if I gave her a kit and told her she had to design a building with the bricks, but it couldnt look anything like the building on the cover? BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE MAGIC, C4 OWENS COURTESY PHOTOArchitect Joyce Owens design from an unmarked pile of LEGO bricks. SEE DRESS!, C5
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS A not-so-classy ending At a wine tasting recently here in the South of France, I met a Frenchman who was charming and boyish but also something of a rake. He had an air of class about him, the kind that comes with good breeding, and from my seat next to him I could smell his cologne, something expensive and European. The two of us got to talking while the vineyard owner poured sample after sample of good wine, and the Frenchman, after a certain time, started to make me blush. He leaned close and in a confessional voice asked if Id ever had a tantric massage. I sat back on my stool. A what?" He sat back, too, suddenly less seductive and more pedantic. Well, surely youve heard of tantra? I shrugged my shoulders. Of course I have, I said with confidence. Oh? Then what is it? I stumbled. What do I know about tantra? That its a bit mystical? That it doesnt always have to do with sex? That its more yoga and meditation than anything else? As I cataloged my knowledge, it didnt amount to much. But I certainly couldnt admit that to this man who so obviously outclassed me, who has read philosophers and studied poets, seen parts of the world Ill never see, who listens to Bach over breakfast and would never fumble with the silverware at an expensive restaurant. What could I tell him? That the most definitive thing I know about tantra is that Sting practices it? So I kept my mouth shut and let him relay his own experience of tantric massage, an hour-long session that cost him 225 euros (250 with tip). He told me everything, down to the womans name (Laura), her country of origin (Spain) and what she was wearing, at least in the beginning (a kimono). He told me all of this with a straightforward earnestness, the way a man will when he is confident of his place in the world and the knowledge that that place is superior to most. I listened with rapt attention, the way I do with everything I consider above my own humble origins, taking careful mental notes about the way the elite live. And then my new French friend arrived at the end of his story, the happy ending, shall we say, of his experience, the part where the massage went from muscle work to, well, another kind of job. My expression must have been one of shock, because the Frenchman stopped his story and looked at me with exasperation. But are you surprised? he said. Surely you have this in the United States. We do, of course, but it has a very different connotation. Although posh places must exist, mostly when Americans think of a massage that comes with a bit extra, we think of seedy back rooms frequented by truckers. I have to admit I smiled at the image of this sophisticated Frenchman pulling off the interstate into one of those places weve all seen the signs for. Do we have tantric massage in the U.S.? Sure. Just off I-75. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com c Welcome...Michael D. Lee, MD, FAADBoard Certi ed Dermatologist and Fellowship-Trained Mohs SurgeonMarco Island and Downtown NaplesCall 1-800-591-DERM to schedule your appointment. Skin Cancer Surgery General Dermatology Cosmetic Dermatology Laser Treatments Specializing in: www.RiverchaseDermatology.com 261 9th Street South, Downtown Naples Now Accepting New Patients A Cool Night Out In Naples Wed. August 13, 2014 at 5:30Giveaways, refreshments, prizes & demonstrations.Downtown Naples Location: 261 9th Street SouthReserve your spot: 239-313-2553Attendance is complimentary, but RSVP is required.www.riverchasedermatology.comAsk your Riverchase Specialist for more information. Wednesday, August 13 at 5:30
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 C3 MANUEL M. PEA, M.D.Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonLocated at Exit 107, off I-75 MASSAGE PACKAGESStarting at $80 MANI-PEDISStarting at $20/$40 LASER HAIR REMOVAL CHECK OUT LA PIEL SPAS SUMMER SPECIALSPresented By:Everglades Wonder Gardens has half-price admission for localsEverglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs celebrates its one-year anniversary under new management and with updated grounds and facilities by offering Collier and Lee county residents half-price admission in August. In addition, the following special offers are planned: Saturday, Aug. 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, with a free ice cream sandwich for the first 20 guests. Thursday, Aug. 14: National Creamsicle Day, with a free Creamsicle for the first 20 guests. Sunday, Aug. 31: National Trail Mix Day, with a free package of trail mix for the first 20 guests. Highlights of the 3-acre botanical jungle include a flamingo pond, alligator pool with 40 gators, duck ponds, turtle and tortoise e xhibits, a butterfly house, orchids throughout the park, a bromeliad garden and old growth kapok, shaving brush and African mahogany trees, among dozens of other specimens. Award-winning landscape photographer John Brady, who took over management of the gardens last summer, has installed a gallery of his large print color and black-and-white images of Florida, particularly Everglades flora and fauna, in the main entrance, which also houses a gift shop. Everglades Wonder Gardens is at 27180 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs, north of Bonita Beach Road halfway between U.S. 41 and I-75. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $12.95 for ages 13-64, $10.95 for ages 65 and older and $7.95 for ages 3-12. For more information, call 992-2591 or visit evergladeswondergardens.com. JOHN BRADY / COURTESY PHOTOS pelicanlarrys.com1046 Pine Ridge Road239-649-08007785 Davis Blvd. #101239-793-2004 RAW BAR & GRILL 2 FORONE on all draft pints (including import and craft)on all wines on wells 1/2 PRICE appetizers (excluding raw bar & wings) 7 DAYS 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. NO ROOM FEE for private parties! Book your fantasy football draft today! VOTED Best Wings, Nightclub and Sports Bar by NDN readers!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 Talk about thinking outside of the box! Then next time I saw her, I mentioned my idea to her and her eyes lit up. The idea eventually morphed into an official challenge for a couple of local architects. Heres what they created in one weeks time.STEPHEN HRUBYArchitects Unlimited, NaplesThe first thing Stephen Hruby did was dump out the kit and sort the pieces by their size and shape. There were about five different categories, he says. I looked at them and asked myself, Which piece has the potential to make a great space or form? One idea he had was to make a contemporary glass house and use the flat green base as the roof. He also envisioned a little guesthouse off of it, and an extended wall, but there werent enough bricks. I thought I was getting one of those architectural models, he says. Those have a lot more building bricks. I was surprised (when I saw the kit). I sorted out the pieces that made sense to me (and) worked with maybe about a third of the pieces in the kit, he says. I took the ones that were big, bold, architectural pieces. Some blue shapes that were possibly pieces of roof in the original design appealed to him. They pitched out very nicely and made this very nice shaped space with wonderful articulated space inside, he says. I thought: This could be a church. I started piecing them together, putting them on angles, moving them around. The result: Its a modern-looking church or chapel with cantilevered spaces, lots of open spaces. Its not your traditional-looking nave with a spire and two front doors and gothic stained glass. Id love to do the challenge again, he says. It was fun. JOYCE OWENSArchitecture Joyce Owens Fort Myers and NaplesJoyce Owens built a home shes calling A Tropical Modern House for the Florida Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle in the New Millennium. Originally, I tried to do something very cool and horizontal, she says, but there werent the right blocks to do that. Then I thought Id do a big tower, but I only got two stories tall before I ran out of blocks. So that wouldnt work either. The bag you gave us didnt have many bricks. It had a lot of pieces, but not straight building blocks. So she built her indoor/outdoor home, including landscaping and a swimming pool with diving board. Its quite sweet, she says. As for the challenge, It was fun to do, I really enjoyed it, she says. She found the experience was very similar to designing a real building. She asked herself many of the same questions: What are the materials available? How do you put it together? You still have to deal with all the things youre doing when designing a real house proportion, balance, etc., she adds, but it was much less stressful. I didnt have to worry about all those nerdy details you have to worry about as an architect. As an architect, you want it to look good, and it has to function for the client and the climate, and it cant leak. People think they can design because they can design things that are symmetrical, but buildings dont have to be symmetrical, she says, then adds, Theres nothing symmetrical about my building. MAGICFrom page 1 OWENS HRUBY JOYCE OWENS / COURTESY PHOTOJoyce Owens modern Florida home in miniatureTIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYStephen Hrubys little house of worship LEGO facts: LEGO products are on sale in more than 130 countries. The LEGO Club has nearly 5 million members worldwide. On average, every person on earth owns 94 LEGO bricks. With a production of more than 500 million tires in 2013, the LEGO Group is one of the worlds largest tire manufacturers. Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks produced in 2013 would reach more than 20 times round the world. If you built a column of about 40 billion LEGO bricks, it would reach the moon. Over the years, approximately 700 billion LEGO elements have been manufactured. In 2013, the LEGO Group achieved a global production of more than 55 billion elements equivalent to approximately 105,000 elements a minute or 1,750 elements every second.Creating the cult of LEGOThe name LEGO is an abbreviation of the two Danish words leg godt, meaning play well. The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen. The company has passed from father to son and is now owned by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, a grandchild of the founder. It has come a long way over the past almost 80 years from a small carpenters workshop to a modern, global enterprise that is now, in terms of sales, the worlds third-largest manufacturer of toys. Concept and product development takes place primarily at the companys Billund headquarters in Denmark. The LEGO Group also has a listening post in Los Angeles to help monitor the latest trends. The creative core is made up of more than 180 designers representing 24 nationalities. Most of the designers have trained at schools of design, art or architecture. The LEGO brick the companys most important product. The products have undergone extensive development over the years but the foundation remains the traditional LEGO brick. The brick in its present form was launched in 1958. The interlocking principle with its tubes makes it unique, and offers unlimited building possibilities. Its just a matter of getting the imagination going and letting a wealth of creative ideas emerge through play.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 C5 Sweet Art Gallery is at 2054 Trade Center Way. RSVP by calling 597-2110. PACE Center for Girls is a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls ages 12-18 who face challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. At PACE, girls find a supportive environment focusing on their strengths through an approach that centers on their emotional and physical safety. For more information, visit pacecenter.org/collier. DRESS!From page 1Orange Jeep Tours has a new ecotour of Ave Maria designed especially for amateur and professional photographers who want to explore unspoiled terrain in search of the ultimate flora and fauna photo ops. An adventure guide navigates the openair Jeep deep into the eastern Collier County backcountry that is home to hundreds of species of flowers and trees, birds and reptiles, fish and mammals. Youll see the Florida the explorers saw, how the Seminoles saw it, how Miccosukee saw it, wild as the wind itself, Orange Jeep Tours Mike Sullivan says. You wont see condos or white sandy beaches. Photo tours can be customized to capture the best light of the day, including early morning sunrise expeditions or sunset outings. The 2-hour outings are $60 per person, with a minimum of two required and a maximum of four allowed. For more information, call 434-5337 or visit orangejeeptours.com. Get the picture with Orange Jeep Tours ORANGEJEEPTOURS.COM Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 GIVE BACK Hourly Gift Card Giveaways | Live Music Sizzlin' Sales | Family-Friendly Fun Win a $500 Experience Package! SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 11AM TO 7PMSOAK UP GREAT SAVINGS TAX-FREE.* YOGA LOFT and WHOLE FOODS MARKET 80% OFF CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN PRETTY WOMAN LADIES FASHIONS BIO NEW YORK FOR THE KIDS (at GIGIS CHILDRENS BOUTIQUE) ** BRAVO). Sales Tax HolidayAug. 1-3* naplesclubsushi.com 239.261.4332 Located at:2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 Enjoy our fresh atmosphere and friendly service right in the heart of Naples. Private Lunches Available for Small or Large Parties Catering Available Lunch Specials Available for Carry OutNOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAYFRIDAY 11:30 AM to 2:30 PMMakimono and Nigiri Combos Served with Soup and Salad Starting at $9.50 Bento Boxes Served with Soup, Salad, Steamed Rice, Pork Dumplings and Fruit Cup Starting at $12.50 Full Menu Available Too!
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater The Irish Curse By Lets Put On A Show Productions at the Golden Gate Community Center, through Aug. 9. 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. 398-9192 or letsputonashowproductions.com. Honk! Jr. By KidzAct of The Naples Players through Aug. 2 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 434-7340 or naplesplayers.org.Hairspray By KidzAct of The Naples Players Aug. 8-10 at Sugden Community Theatre. 434-7340 or naplesplayers.org.Disneys Aladdin Jr. By the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Youth Players Aug. 8-10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Boeing, Boeing Through Aug. 9 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Through Aug. 16 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.The Little Mermaid Through Aug. 2 at the Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Dinner Train Royal Palm Noir aboard the Seminole Gulf Railways Murder Mystery Train on select dates through Sept. 22. 275-8487 or semgulf.com. Ongoing Exhibits Directors Picks Paintings, sculpture and glassworks among the favorites of gallery director Lynn Pitochelli at Trudy Labell Fine Art. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 2425 Tamiami Trail N. 434-7778 or trudylabellfineart.com. 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 Hollywoods Whos Who in World War II through Aug. 16 at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. 263-9200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.org. French Flair Part of Paris & Provence at Jo-Gi Gallery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday. 1080 Fifth Ave. S. 659-5644 or jogigallery.com. ARTScool Student Exhibition At The von Liebig Art Center Aug. 10-14. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. Thursday, July 31 Wine & Beer Tasting Dagnys Spirits hosts a wine and beer tasting from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241. Charity Ride Get your workout by pedaling in the air-conditioned comfort of Time Trial Cycle starting at 6 p.m. A $25 donation benefits Humane Society Naples. 3080 Tamiami Trail N. 249-6765 or timetrialcycle.com. Sweat the Small Stuff Its trivia night starting at 7 p.m. at the Naples English Pub. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 7753727 or thenaplesenglishpub.com.Just for Laughs Paul Rodriguez takes the stage at House of Brewz in Gulf Coast Town Center tonight through Aug. 2. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedyclub.com.Summer Nights A DJ plays music from 7-11 tonight and every Thursday at Barbatella. 1290 Third St. S. 2 63-1955. Open Mic Frankie Colt hosts Open Mic starting at 9 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 4359333 or southstreetnaples.com. Friday, Aug. 1 Health Festival Naples Pathways hosts a day of health and wellness with a farmers market and festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Collier County Government Complex. Free. 3299 Tamiami Trail E. naplespathways.org. Kitchen Basics Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life of Naples leads a class on gluten-free recipes for summer from 6-8 p.m. $60. 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com. Art Reception The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for the exhibit Beauty from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition hangs through Aug. 28. 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org. Share the Road Pedal a 10-mile recreational route with the Naples Pathways Coalition setting out at 6 p.m. at Cambier Park and enjoy dinner afterward with fellow riders at Cosmos Caf and Pizza. naplespathways.org.Laugh It Off Vinny K takes the stage at Old Naples Comedy Club tonight and July 23. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 4552844 or www.oldnaplescomedyclub.com.A Lot of Bull The Professional Bull Riding Pro Touring Division comes to Germain Arena tonight and Saturday. 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. 9487825 or germainarena.com. Saturday, Aug. 2 Kids Free The Home Depot at Airport and Davis Blvd. hosts a morning of family fun with free kids workshops from 9 a.m. to noon. 793-2203. Hope For Haiti The annual Hope for Haiti Pub Crawl steps out at 4 p.m. at M Waterfront Grille. Check in 3:45 p.m. $40 includes a drink at each location along the crawl, food specials, door prizes and more. hopeforhaiti.com. More Fresh Produce The Golden Gate Farmers Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd. 206-4339.Farmers Market Stock up on fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, cheese, pasta, coffee, doggy treats and more at the Third Street South Farmers Market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahamas on Third Street South. Scream for Ice Cream Everglades Wonder Gardens celebrates National Ice Cream Sandwich Day with a free ice cream sandwich for the first 20 guests. 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 9922591 or evergladeswondergardens.com.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 pablorepuntango.com. Live Tunes Rockin Jake performs from 7-10 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com. Sunday, Aug. 3 Fresh Goods The Collier Boulevard Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11725 Collier Blvd. 206-4339.Mystery Writing Mystery author Jean Harrington share clues for writing a riveting murder mystery from 2-4 p.m. at Dagnys Spirits. $10 in advance. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241 or dagnysspirits.com.Opera at the Movies Silverspot Cinema presents a transmission of Arena Di Vernoas performance of Aida at 6 p.m. tonight and 1 p.m. Aug. 5. silverspot.net. Monday, Aug. 4 Jazz Jam Jebry and friends gather for a jazz jam from 6-9 p.m. and from 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Film Night The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a screening and discussion of Shut Up at 7 p.m. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Play Your Cards Right Its bingo night starting at 7 p.m. at the Naples English Pub. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or thenaplesenglishpub.com. Tuesday, Aug. 5 More Movies The Film Society of the Naples International Film Festival presents a screening of Chinatown at 7 p.m. at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. $25 includes a pre-screening cocktail and hors doeuvres. silverspotcinema.com. History Tour Naples Historical Society offers tours of Historic Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $10. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org. Tango Tuesdays Step up for intermediate and advanced tango class from 8-9 p.m. at Pablo Repun Tango. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www. pablorepuntango.com.Live Blues Rick Howard and the Mudbone Blues and Beyond Jam perform from 8-11 p.m. at Weekend Willies. 5310 Shirley St. 597-3333 or weekendwillies.com. Wednesday, Aug. 6 Walking Tour Naples Historical Society offers guided walking tours of the Third Street South historic district setting out at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday. $10 for members, $16 for others. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Ole! Decanted Wines hosts a Spanish wine tasting with Marcello Palazzi from 5-7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 434-1814 or email@example.com. Coming Up Live Jazz Dan Heck and Rebecca Richardson perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15 for members, $20 for others in advance; $25 at the door. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Jazz on the Gulf The 29th season of SummerJazz on the Gulf free concerts on the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Course continues with Pocket Change from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 16. Free. 2612222 or nap lesbeachhotel.com. Book Signing Randy Wayne White signs copies of Haunted at noon Aug. 19 at Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops and at 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Sunshine Ace Booksellers on Marco Island. Improv Comedy The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents an evening of improv at 7p.m. Aug. 27. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Submit calendar listings and highresolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. Lets Put On A Show Productions presents the Off-Broadway comedy The Irish Curse through Aug. 9 at the Golden Gate Community Center. Find out what happens at a weekly support group for men who come up short in that most manly of areas. 398-9192. The Film Society of the Naples International Film Festival presents a screening of Chinatown starting at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. The 1974 neo-noir film stars Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $25 includes a pre-screening cocktail and hors doeuvres. silverspotcinema.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 C7 Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes. True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food $ All selections served with your choice of soup, house salad or fries and soft beverage AUDITION CALLS Opera Naples holds general and chorus auditions Saturday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 13, by appointment only. Through general auditions, ON seeks professional singers for future casting considerations of principal and secondary roles. Audition requirements include at least three songs of varying languages, a recent headshot and a resume. Interested singers should email materials, including an audio or video file, to Robin Shuford Frank at RFrank@OperaNaples. org for consideration for a live audition. Through its chorus auditions, the company seeks singers of all ages to perform alongside professional opera singers and the Naples Philharmonic in a fully staged production of Puccinis La Boheme set for Thursday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at ArtisNaples. Women age 16 and older and men with changed voices age 13 and older are invited to prepare a vocal solo with sheet music for the provided accompanist (a song in Italian or Latin is preferred, but not mandatory). The youth chorus is for young singers ages 7-15 with treble voices (no male changed voices). Audition appointments for the chorus can be scheduled by emailing Ms. Frank at the above address. Beginning in October, the adult chorus will rehearsal from 7-9 p.m. Mondays and 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Rehearsal time for the youth chorus has not been finalized but most likely will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. While most ON chorus positions are volunteer, there are a limited number of paid section leader positions. Participating college students receive a travel stipend. For more information, email Ms. Frank or call Opera Naples at 963-9050. The Naples Players will hold open auditions for Time Stands Still at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Sugden Community Theatre. No appointment is necessary. From Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Donald Margulies, Time Stands Still is about the struggle to find ones purpose in life and the relationships that try to endure. It stars Sarah and James as a couple used to living life on the edge as a photographer and journalist in the worlds deadliest war zones. But a recent trip in the Middle East has left them both physically and emotionally scarred, forcing them to return home to find balance and happiness. The script calls for two women, one age 35-45 and one age 22-28, and two men age 40-55. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8, and performances are Oct. 22-Nov. 15. Chris Goutman will direct. Scripts are available at the box office for 72 hours perusal with a $20 deposit. For more information, call 434-7340, ext. 10, or go go naplesplayers.org. The Island Theater Company on Marco Island holds auditions for Stonewalls Bust, a Southern comedy by John Morogiello, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Centennial Bank on Marco. Callbacks will be Monday, Aug. 4. The script calls for four men and four women ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s. Show dates are Oct. 16-26. For more information about auditioning for or volunteering with The Island Players, call 394-0080 or email email@example.com. mrtequilarestaurant.com HAPPY HOUR 3-6 pm Margaritas & Draft Beer BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! LOCATION 2EAST NAPLES3785 Tamiami Trail East (239) 262-2582LOCATION 1NORTH NAPLES3126 Tamiami Trail North (239) 304-8629 Buy One Lunch or Dinner Entree RECEIVE 2ND ONE FREE With purchase of 2 drinksMax value $13. One coupon per table. Expires 8/14/14 PRADO STADIUM 12 STARTS FRIDAY 8/1 1966, THEY WERE LOOKING FOR JOHN LENNON AND THEY FOUND THEMSELVES... vivresfacilconlosojoscerrados A film by DAVID TRUEBA ITS VISUALLY LOVELY ...the performances are subtle, sunny and sympathetic.Roger Moore, McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE livingiseasywitheyesclosed.com ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS... Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. 8625 Collier Boulevard, Naples, FL 34114 239.732.0044 www.SkinWellnessFlorida.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION, VISIT US AT NAPLES.CONCEPT1010.COM One-On-OneAlways. Medically Approved.20 MINUTES A WEEK ALWAYS IN SHAPE! Naples CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE STARTER SESSION! ARTS COMMENTARY Making a list, checking it twiceList making seems like a very basic human activity. We make lists for a variety of reasons and occasions: grocery lists, to-do lists, New Years resolutions, supplies to purchase for the new school year. In addition to making lists of bills I have to pay and people I have to contact for my work, I make lists of books Ive read and movies Ive seen, as well as those I hope to devour in the near future. I also have a bucket list of things Id like to do or experience in this life. It includes moving back to New York, touching an elephant, and putting on a parka and feeding penguins in a penguin exhibit. Our lists are very practical and personal. You wouldnt think theyd be of interest to anyone other than the person whod written them. Yet I find myself captivated by Sasha Cagens book, To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us ($16, A Fireside Book). Its a collection of 100 hand-written lists and short explanations of the stories behind them. The book started as a magazine called To-Do List and a blog (todolistblog.com). Its not a collection of 100 grocery lists. Apparently, we make lists for all kinds of reasons. One, by a 30-something grad student, is Risks I Took That Paid Off (aka how to cheer myself up when I feel blue). One person made a list of Things I Hate, while another wrote Ten Reasons to Be Happy. Some are whimsical. One father kept his 7-year-old daughters list of supplies for an imaginary camping trip, written in blue crayon. The list, in its entirety: flashlight, food, shos (shoes), bananas, blue crayon Theres a short space, and then shes written: thats all. I love that she felt bringing a blue crayon was essential. Maybe she was just in love with the color or, like me, doesnt like to be anywhere without paper and pen. Another list includes do taxes followed by call cat psychic. Some lists are heart wrenching. One daughter, who was taking care of her mother who had Alzheimers, found a list the mother had written while in high school or junior college: Sayings to Live By. My mom did use sayings like these with us growing up, the daughter writes. She was a very sweet, chipper person and tried to be positive in every situation I found the list long after she had lost the ability to speak. Its a treasure thats now 50 years old. Its the kind of thing I would run back into a burning house to save. One son contributed lists that his father, a rabbi, would write and put in envelopes that then went into his jacket pockets. On the first anniversary of his fathers death, the son opened the envelopes his fathers nurse had sent him. They were like ancient relics, he writes. All were written in his unmistakably beautiful penmanship, parts Hebrew, parts English. I realized he carried his whole life in his pockets Whether or not these notes gave him a sense of control over things, I dont know. I only know these envelopes are now precious to me. When I finished reading them, I put them back in one of his jackets. Every so often I pat them to make sure they are safe. In the introduction to her book, Ms. Cagen writes: In a sense, our to-do lists are like diaries, only theyre the bullet-point version. Lists can be about anything from flossing to finding a soul mate, from buying carrots to becoming whole. When we read other peoples lists, we uncover the range of meaningful and mundane things that are on their mind. Lifelong hopes and daily tasks mix together, and organize sock drawer is on par with get teaching credential, which is sometimes exactly how life feels. She calls it everyday voyeurism, a rare window into (others) everyday life. They are not only reflections of our mind states, theyre also often tools for action and decision making, she writes. They represent the conversations that we have with ourselves but dont often voice to others. One man made a list of 0 Ways to Be a Better Husband, while a young woman made a list of things she wanted to do before getting pregnant. A teenagers to-do list included: stop swearing, stop eating pork (unless in the form of bacon) and get left ear pierced a third time. The lists include New Years resolutions and lists of what someone wants or doesnt want in a mate. One woman wrote 28 reasons to lose weight, another made a list of things wrong in her marriage. Some are minimal and cryptic. One, titled Happiness consist of: no work 2. book 3. sleep 4. food 5. money. Some of the list-makers are well known. Theres one by Chef Alice Waters of the things she planned to cook for a friends birthday, and one from former Village Voice columnist Michael Musto of films for his Bad Movie Club. Mr. Musto and four friends meet regularly to watch movies that shouldve been good but werent, he writes. Its an ongoing, evolving list which I started about five years ago when I realized there are so many bad movies out there that I had to catalog the best of the worst. The club is sick, ritualistic and much more fun than watching a good movie. According to a telephone survey of 1,000 people by American Demogaphics, 42 percent make to-do lists. Ms. Cagen did her own online survey of list making, which she includes in the books appendix. She had 600 respondents. Of those who participated, 83 percent prefer to write their lists with pen and paper. (And theres just something about seeing lists written in others handwriting.) Just over a quarter of them had made a to-dont list things to not do. Most (66 percent) cross things off the list, while 21 percent use a check mark. And this warmed my heart, because I thought I was the only person who did this 50 percent admitted they added things to their list that theyd already accomplished, then crossed them off. The pleasure of reading other peoples lists is certainly voyeuristic, but also therapeutic, because theres so much humanity in them, Ms. Cagen writes. We all wonder: Am I normal? Am I the only one who doesnt have it all figured out? When we only see other peoples polished exteriors, it feels like they have some secret we dont. When we look at other peoples lists, we see that functional adulthood doesnt come naturally to everyone else either. Our lists reveal our secret selves. They show us as the hilariously imperfect works-in-progress that we are every single day. Were all figuring it out as we go along, and were all much funnier, more neurotic and idiosyncratic than our finished-product versions of ourselves suggest. The evidence is in our lists. o f w w nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 C11 LATEST FILMS Living Is Easy With Eyes ClosedIs it worth $10? YesIf the title Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed sounds familiar, it should: Its part of the lyrics to The Beatles 1967 song Strawberry Fields Forever, a somewhat confusing ballad about escaping the reality of ones life for something idyllically better. Accordingly, the film which won six Goya Awards (the Spanish Oscars) is about three people who leave their lives behind in search of something different. Its also a touching, warm movie that will overwhelm you with its goodness. In Spanish with English subtitles, the film opens Aug. 1 at the Prado Stadium 12 in Bonita Springs. The setting is Spain, 1966. Antonio (Javier Camara), a high school English teacher who loves The Beatles, learns John Lennon is in Almeria on the coast of Spain shooting a film called How I Won The War. Antonio loves to write down the lyrics to Beatles songs, but has trouble transcribing some of the mid-s psychedelic ramblings, so he travels to Almeria in the hope of meeting Lennon. Along the way he picks up Belen (Natalia de Molina), whos escaping from a home for pregnant women, and a teenager named Juanjo (Francesc Colomer), who ran away from home because he doesnt want to cut his hair. Although the movie was inspired by the true story of a teacher travelling to meet Lennon in Almeria in 1966, writer/director David Trueba clearly understands that Antonio is more than a rabid fanboy. Rather, he has legitimate thoughts to offer Lennon about his music, if only he can get close enough to the icon to share them. Belen and Juanjo each help in their own way, and in doing so a symbiotic relationship grows. We like them all individually, but we like them even more as a team. Of the films six Goya awards including one for best picture Mr. Trueba won for writing and directing, Mr. Camara won best actor and Ms. de Molina won best new actress. For the actors its easy to see why: Ms. de Molina has an innocence about her that belies Belens past and present actions, and Belens arc makes her a more profound presence as she evolves. As for Mr. Camara, Antonio is easily likeable and slightly unpredictable: In one scene he chastises Belen and Juanjo for poking fun at The Beatles, effectively teaching them a lesson in a serious way. But in making us initially guess if Antonio is seriously kicking them out of his car, Mr. Camara keeps us off guard. Its like this for much of the film, as we rarely know what Antonio will do or say next. The modern age of social media has changed the way we view our idols. Lost is the practice of championing virtues and spreading positive influence, thrown away and stepped on for the preference of gossip, scandal, philandering and criminal activity. Among its numerous other virtues, Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed nostalgically chronicles a simpler time when our heroes could be heroes and the world was more innocent (or as innocent as you can be in Franco-era Spain). Its also an earnest, heartwarming love letter to the impact of The Beatles and how the band shaped the lives of millions in more ways than can be counted. This is a lovely movie. dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Licensing song rights from The Beatles catalog can be prohibitively expensive: In 2012 the makers of Mad Men paid $250,000 to use The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows in a brief scene. The makers of Living Is Easy have not disclosed what they paid for Strawberry Fields Forever. Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 Bio New York | Buy One Get One Half Off on womens apparel, shoes and accessories | 239.514.3777GiGis Childrens Boutique | 10% Off all merchandise (excluding Orbit strollers) | 239.254.0800Jos. A. Bank | 20% new customer discount | 239.513.9372Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar | 1/2 Price Roasted Wings 239.431.8259Spectacles | 15% Off eyewear (excluding Cartier and Chrome Hearts) | 239.566.9300Stage 62 Deli | Buy Two Get One Free on all sandwiches (dine in and take out) | 239.597.2800 *Discounts are available on August 7 only. Contact merchants for details and hours. Mention Mercato Event to receive discount. On the lawn across from MASA and On the law
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 C13 facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress TOLL FREE 800-593-7259 Vacation Spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents and Party Goers! $ 119 GET AWAY FOR ONLY... ROUND TRIP!* *Minimum 8 day advance purchase, non-refundable fare. Cannot be combined with other offers. Weekend fee applies to any travel Friday thru Sunday. Expires August 31, 2014. Beat theThe pastors attractive, smart, and devoted wife likes to kid him about his relationship with Amy. Is she jealous? The search for patterns turns up three similar homicides in nearby states, each with similar Psalm numbers left to be discovered near the corpse. These murders occur within days of one another. The investigation, which ends up involving an FBI agent whom Amy briefly dated, is a search for other common denominators. Indeed, it seems definite that these murders are the work of a serial killer. What relates these victims? How can the answer lead to discovering the motive and identity of the murderer? Mr. Lilliefors builds his plot not only by standing behind his two main characters but also by taking us into the heads of several minor characters. The novel vibrates with the highly suspenseful rhythms of these alternating viewpoints, which allows for the well-paced of release of information just enough each time to invite new questions. This aspect of craft, sometimes called rate of revelation, is an important tool in mystery writing (perhaps in all story telling), one that is often bungled. Mr. Lilliefors is right on the mark. Among the many fascinating minor characters is Jackson Pynne, a former resident and businessman who has become a mystery in his own right. When he shows up in town, eager to reconnect with the pastor, he seems to be a man in anguish. Jackson is very much concerned with the progress of the investigation perhaps too concerned. The investigation ultimately leads to the uncovering of an enormously effective illegal enterprise whose mastermind is an unforgettable villain. Bowers and Hunter, too, are unforgettable: Mr. Lilliefors has given readers two fine, original characters (each matched with a pet perfectly drawn to reveal aspects of its masters character); a distinctive setting that readers will be happy to revisit; and tense, machinetooled plotting that astonishes. Watch for the second book in the Luke Bowers and Amy Hunter Mystery series in October. And dont miss Mr. Lilliefors highly regarded Mallory Brothers series, which so far includes Viral and The Leviathan Effect. 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. ORGANIZED LIVING Jill Bellucci Home Ofces Closets Kitchens Living Areas Garages Storage Units Senior Moves Relocations And Much More!Professional Organizing Solutions for Individuals and Businesses Throughout Southwest Florida Take Control of Your Surroundings! firstname.lastname@example.orgLicensed & InsuredCall for Information on Our Summer Specials!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 Anglo-Indian furniture rivaled pieces it was supposed to knock off BY TERRY KOVEL AND KIM KOVELCollectors in the 1950s usually wanted furniture and accessories in earlier styles, or perhaps a piece that represented the familys background, like a German stein or English china. But today collectors can see and buy items from all over the world on the Internet, and auctions have become more international. Carved wooden furniture from 18thand 19thcentury China, painted chests from Scandinavia and Black Forest benches and tables with large, carved bears from Switzerland (although they were first sold as German) were not bought to use in many homes. But now interior designers and collectors want something different to decorate modern homes. Anglo-Indian furniture thats elaborately carved still is a bargain because it is not well-known. The British East India Co. explored the world, and had created industries in many ports by the 1700s. There was profitable trade in both Chinese and Indian furniture made for the British market. Samples of popular British chair styles, like Chippendale and Queen Anne, were sent to workmen in India to copy, and British tradesmen were sent to train Indian workers. The resulting furniture was a blend of cultures: British shapes and Indian woods like teak, ebony or rosewood. An inlay of ivory or silver was used on expensive pieces. An entire piece might be carved with a lacelike frame filled with birds and flowers. There are many records of shipments of Anglo-Indian furniture, but little documented history. There even were complaints from British cabinetmakers that the quantity of imported furniture was harming their business. Today, an average Anglo-Indian carved chair in good condition made before 1900 auctions for $150 to $300. Small center tables go for $500 or more. When you buy, be sure any damage is minor and can be repaired, because the carvings often break. Q: My wife recently acquired a metal mechanical bank titled Monkey Bank. Its 7 inches long. A monkey sits on one end, and an organ grinder on the other. When you put a coin in the monkeys mouth and press the lever behind him, the monkey flies forward and deposits the coin into the organ held by the organ grinder. Do you know the age or value? A: The original Monkey Bank you describe was produced by the Hubley Manufacturing Co. of Lancaster, Pa., probably in the 1920s. Originals, however, are nearly 9 inches long. Reproductions abound. Some were produced using molds made from original banks, which is why the copies are smaller than originals. An original Monkey Bank recently sold for close to $600. Copies sell for $15 to $25. Q: I have a blue-and-white beaded purse with a metal clasp and chain. Its needlepoint with cut steel beads. It was KOVEL: ANTIQUES ROLL-BACK SUMMER SPECIALSMONDAY: Grouper & Shrimp3x3, French Fries & Coleslaw $7.95TUESDAY: Taco Tuesday's $3.00 Taco's, $2.00 Corona's & $3.50 Margarita's Fish, Chicken, Shrimp, or BeefWEDNESDAY: Alice's Shrimp Feast1/4# $6.95, 1/2# $9.50, 1# $13.95THURSDAY: Chicken & PorkChicken Fingers, BBQ Pork, & Pork Tenderloin $6.95SATURDAY: All You Can Eat Snow Crab ClustersFirst course served with Corn on the Cob & Fries $21.95FRIDAY & SUNDAY: Free Glass of House Wine with any Dinner Entree$1.75 Domestic Drafts All Day & NightAll specials are dine in only and no sharing. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Stop by next Wednesday for our Summer Sippin Serie Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water Naples PrincessO ering Daily Public CruisesSeabreeze Lunch, Dinner, Hors doeuvres A ernoon and Sunset Sightseeing Tuesday, August 5Best of the s, s, s with Joe MarinoTuesday, August 12Live Tropical Steel Drum with J RobertUpcoming Events: 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 SPAPOLISHED TO PERFECTIONTo reserve your treatment, please call 239.594.6321 or visit WaldorfAstoriaNaples.com.Renew and refresh your skin at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. Indulge yourself by choosing our 50-minute Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Sugar Scrub, specially priced at $145*. Restore your skin with a fresh Watermelon-Basil Vodkatini Sugar Scrub infused with Square One Organic Vodka. The grande nale to this sweet experience includes a light massage with antioxidant rich sparkling Citrus Cilantro body oil blended with a vitaminrich whipped Shea butter, Strawberry Mash hydrating body balm to seal in moisture. At the conclusion of the treatment, enjoy an actual Watermelon Vodkatini. *22% service charge additional.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 C15 Your Neighborhood Restaurant KITCHEN & BAR MondaySat 11Close & Sunday 9Close Lunch & Dinner MondaySaturday Brunch Sunday Happy Hour Everyday OpenClose2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples 239.431.7438caperskitchen.com Surf & Turf$18.99THURoasted Salmon$15.99FRI12 oz. Prime Rib$16.99SATBaby Back Ribs$13.99SUNCrab Cakes$13.99MONFish & Chips$10.99TUEMeatloaf$10.99WED Brunch Lunch Dinner Catering This Anglo-Indian folding chair sold this spring for $590 at a Brunk auction in Asheville, N.C. It had some cracked pieces, but the typical carved decorations were intact.my grandmothers, so it must be 60-80 years old. Does it have any value, and where can I sell it? A: Beaded purses were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many were imported from Europe. Beadwork was a popular form of needlework, and directions for making beaded bags were printed in womens magazines. Beaded purses are still popular fashion accessories and are made by some well-known designers today. Any vintage clothing store will be interested in your beaded purse if its in good condition. Price depends on style, intricacy of the design and condition. Good purses sell for $150 to $250, while exceptional examples have brought about $800.Q: I have a Heineken beer mug marked Blue Delfts on the bottom. I thought it ought to say Delft. Do I have a fake? A: That depends on what you mean by fake. You dont have an antique piece of Dutch delft pottery. They are not marked the way yours is. And while Heineken beer has been around for more than a century, blue-and-white pottery with that brand name on the front was made as giftware much more recently. Your mug might not even have been made in Holland. A mug like yours sells online for about $10.Q: My mother gave me three nun figurines. The bottom of each figurine is marked Dave Grossman Designs, copyright 1971, MEM. Two of the figurines also have paper stickers that read Made in Japan. Can you provide any information on these figurines and their value? A: David Grossman opened his company in Hazelwood, Mo., in 1968. The company made figurines, limited editions, music boxes, ornaments and snow globes. Some of the popular series of figurines made by Dave Grossman include Norman Rockwell, Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. The company was one of several sued by Warner Brothers for copyright and trademark infringement because Grossman used characters from Warner Brothers movies and cartoons. The suit was settled in 2014. The value of your figurines is about $10 each. Tip: Dont leave vinyl tablecloths or rubber or plastic placemats on a wooden tabletop for a long time. They may react with the finish and cause damage. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. 239.431.6341NaplesDesignerDivas.comThe Shoppes at Vanderbilt Suite 1362355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples naples designer divasNo Appt. Necessary Resale Cash on the Spot We Buy & Consign Items in Mint Condition 12-18 Months Young excludes sale items now buying and selling all fashion trendy clothing DESIGNERS The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and co N n use to hel c a n o n t h e P a r a M T h e B like us on facebook
THIS WEEK ON WGCUTV THURSDAY, JULY 31, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Its time for the Portwenn Players dance, and Bert the plumber is in charge of selling tickets. Louisa buys two and invites Martin. FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 9 P.M. Great Performances Requiem Mass Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in commemoration of the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial in 2013. SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Vintage Des Moines Highlights include a 1934 Rambling Mickey Mouse toy with its original box, Charles Lindbergh memorabilia and a Samuel McIntire medallion. SUNDAY, AUG. 3 8 P.M. Last Tango in Halifax A surprise visitor makes Alans day. Caroline promises to keep Gillians formidable secret, as long as she steers clear of Robbie. 10:30 P.M. Vicious Freddie and Stuart expect a long-awaited guest at their anniversary party. When Ash accidentally mentions the party to Stuarts mother, Stuart decides, finally, to tell her that he and Freddie are a couple. MONDAY, AUG. 4, 8 P.M. Antiques Roadshow Vintage Rochester Highlights include a painting by Frank Zappa, a Van Munster violin and a Minton vase. One of these items increased more than five times in value. TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 8 P.M. Mark Twain, Part 2 Ken Burns explores the other side of the writer an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Samuel Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6, 10 P.M. Sex in the Wild: Dolphins Witness a dolphin birth and the difficulties mother dolphins have breastfeeding underwater, and learn how dolphin and whale young avoid predatory killer whales. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 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 Vicious, Aug. 3 Mark Twain, Part 2, Aug. 5 2 people, 4 courses ONLY $99*4-course prix-xe dinner for 2, including a bottle of wine of your choice up to $50Locally owned and operated. 239.390.318724041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs (south of Coconut Point, across from The Ship)angelinasofbonitasprings.comServing dinner Tuesday-SaturdayTwo Summer Specials *Plus tax & gratuity. Offers may not be combined. Subject to change; available through Sept. 30, 2014; call for availability. Reservations recommended. Happy Hour Nightly 4:30 7 p.m.50% OFFBottles of wine, up to $175* JOIN US FOR THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING SPREE LOVE THAT DRESS!AUGUST 23, 2014BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!Starting August 1st lovethatdress.orgNaples Beach Hotel & Golf Club851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL 34102$30 General Admission 6-9pm $150 VIP Admission 5-9pmAll dresses sold will bene t PACE Center for Girls Inc.which provides at risk girls and young women an opportunity for a better future.From GAP to GUCCI!Sundresses, everyday dresses, couture gowns, plush handbags, suits and more! Libby Fero, Chair Woman (239) 246-8202 | libby@McWilliamsBuckley.com www.pacecenter.org/centers/collier Living Local Photo Magic
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 C17 CELEBRITY EXTRAVikings unfolds on History Channel BY CINDY ELAVSKYQ: Do you have any news about Vikings? Bob L. in MinnesotaA: I do have some casting news: History announced that for season three of the hit historical drama, Lothaire Bluteau will portray Emperor Charles of France, a powerful man who views battling the Vikings as spiritual and earthly; Kevin Durand will play the Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems; Morgane Polanski has been cast as Princess Gisla, the elegant, self-possessed daughter of Emperor Charles; and Ben Robson will play Kalf, Lagerthas (Katheryn Winnick) trusted second in command. Q: I cant seem to get enough of Falling Skies. will be back next summer? Dean P., via emailA: Falling Skies will indeed wrap up its epic story in its fifth (and final) season on TNT next summer. Ten episodes will tie a pretty (or not-so-pretty) bow on the hit sci-fi drama. I was hoping that all of our questions would be answered, but when I thought more about it, I decided Id rather somet questions NOT be answered so there will be a reason for a future bigscreen version of the series. Speaking of hit dramas, TNT also has renewed two more of its chart-topping summer series: Freshman drama The Last Ship will be back for a 13-episode season two, and courtroom/crime drama Major Crimes will return for a 15-episode fourth season. Q: My mom told me that she heard The Red Tent is being made into a movie. What do you know? Jessica G., Reno, Nev.A: Production began in May in Morocco on Lifetimes two-night miniseries based on the novel by Anita Diamant. The Red Tent is the sweeping tale of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob, who was seen in small glimpses in the Old Testament. The miniseries will air later this year and stars Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson (as Dinah), Iain Glen, Will Tudor and Debra Winger. It begins with Dinahs happy childhood spent inside the red tent, where only the women of her tribe are allowed to gather and share the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Told through Dinahs eyes, the film recounts the story of her mothers Leah (Minnie), Rachel (Morena), Zilpah and Bilhah the four wives of Jacob (Iain) and Jacobs courtship of them. The saga continues as Dinah matures and experiences an intense love that subsequently leads to a devastating loss, changing her and her familys lives forever. Debra portrays Rebecca, Jacobs mother, while Will stars as Joseph, Dinahs brother. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or email her at letters@ cindyelavsky.com. WINNICK Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water Naples Princess Buy One Get One Half PriceWednesday Dinners Saturday Sightseeing (12:30 & 3:00)Sunday Hors doeuvresBased on availability. Valid on adult tickets. No other coupons or discounts apply. Summer Specials O ering Daily Public Cruises Seabreeze Lunch, Dinner, Hors doeuvres, A ernoon and Sunset Sightseeing naplesfujiyama.com 239.261.4332TWO FOR $39.90HIBACHI DINNERS & FREE BOTTLE OF WINE Located at:2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 Offering the Ultimate in Early or Late Dining! MANAGER JUNJI HIJIKATAUNTIL 6:00 PM OR AFTER 8:30 PM SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAYGARLIC SHRIMPCOCONUT GINGER SCALLOPSPORK LOINN.Y. STRIP STEAKHIBACHI CHICKEN ALL DINNERS SERVED WITH SHRIMP APPETIZER, SOUP, SALAD, VEGETABLES AND STEAMED WHITE RICE.FUJIYAMA CHICKEN OR SHRIMP FRIED RICE SERVED WITH SHRIMP APPETIZER, SOUP AND SALAD.50% off all calls and wells! $2.00 off all top-shelf calls and reserves! $5.99 specialty cocktails and select wine!Offer expires 08/07/14. Menu not valid with any other discounts, coupons or promotions.
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YOUR SKIN SPECIALISTSNAPLES2235 Venetian Court, Suite 1 Naples, Florida 34109 239.596.9337BONITA SPRINGSOPENING SUMMER 201423471 Walden Center Drive Boni ta Springs, Florida 34134Acne Actinic Keratosis Aging Skin Alopecia Areata Birthmarks Botox/Dysport Droopy Eyelids Eczema Hair Loss Lasers Melasma Mohs Surgery Molluscum Psoriasis Rosacea Skin Cancer Soft Tissue Fillers Spider Veins Sun-Damaged Skin Unwanted Hair Urticaria/Hives Vitiligo Warts Wrinkles CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! Rebecca W. Lambert, M.D. Nicole M. Habib, PA-C Jonathan E. Sonne, M.D. Lianne R. Martin, PA-C Kathryn J. Russell, M.D. Debbie A. Wallace, PA-C 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 6242000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 naplesfilmfest. com for more information. Boogie on the Beach: Music for the Soul, an afternoon of food, fun and a silent auction to benefit Lighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss, takes place from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, on the main lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Live music will be by Sanctum Soul. Tickets are $75 for adults, $25 for ages 6-18 and free for ages 5 and younger. The events main sponsor is Arthrex. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds will help Lighthouse of Collier serve the estimated 14,000 blind and vision-impaired children and adults in Collier County. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit lighthouseofcollier. org/events. 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. Cochairs 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 hsnaples.org. 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 naplesgarden.org. The Immokalee Foundations 2014 Charity Classic Celebration: Hope Grows takes place Friday, Nov. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The 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 immokaleefoundation.org. The United Arts Council of Collier County hosts its annual Celebrate the Arts gala on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the LaPlaya Resort. Robin Hamilton and Robin Bache Gray as co-chairs of the evening themed A Hot Night for Cool Arts. For more information, call 2548242 or visit collierarts.com. SAVE THE DATE TAKEOUT & GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! seafoodrestaurantnaples.comFRESH NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD FLOWN IN DAILY! 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 Subject to change; reservations recommended. agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473 Corner of Airport & V anderbiltLocally owned & operatedJoin Us for Drink Specials~ in the Bar or Dining Room ~ SANGRIA 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 Su b ject to c h ange; reservations recommen d e d a g avenap l es.com I 2 3 9 5 9 8 3 4 7 3 C orner of Airport & Vanderbilt L ocally owned & operated ~ in t h e Bar or Dining Room ~ S AN G R IA S U N D A Y $ 3 Blood y Mar y Mimosa or San g ria ( Huckleberr y and Peach ) TEQ Q U ILA T U E S D A Y $ 5 Mar g arita or Te q uila Shooter ( Cazadores ) WINE D O W N W E D N E S D AY $ 3 house selected red and white wine s T HR O WB A C K T H U R SD A Y $ 3 We ll Martini or Man h atta n V2+UJoin us at Naples Best Happy Hour featuring Veuve Clicquot and specially priced delectable fare and libations. Every Friday from 5 to 7pm at The Bar. 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 | (BAR) 239.594.6058 WALDORFASTORIANAPLES.COM $5 VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL $5 SELECT COCKTAILS AND WINE $5 SELECT APPETIZERS $25 VEUVE CLICQUOT LA GRANDE DAME $25 PREMIUM APPETIZERSFeaturing VINOSagrantino grape produces palate-pleasing wines at value pricesChianti, montepulciano, barolo, super Tuscan these Italian wines are familiar friends to wine lovers. But there are some Italian wines crafted from lesser-known grapes that have been around for a long time yet somehow havent gained the same broad acceptance. Among those are robust reds made from the sagrantino grape, grown only in the town of Montefalco in the Umbrian district, at the geographic heart of Italy. While Umbrias popular white wine, Orvieto made primarily from grechetto and trebbiano grapes enjoys wide popularity, the reds produced in Montefalco do not have the same extensive name recognition. The unusual grape and unique terroir in which it grows are what make the wine special. Vineyards have existed in Montefalco since the 1100s, and sit in a valley surrounded by the Apennine Mountains. The soil is mostly clay mixed with sand and limestone. Although it gets very hot in the summer, the clay soils keep the roots cool, and the mountains blow cool breezes into the vineyards. The resulting grapes, mostly sangiovese and sagrantino, are typically rich in tannins and dark fruit flavors. The sagrantino grape is deeply colored and thick skinned, properties that give it rich tannins and full-bodied flavors of dark berries, especially blackberry and black cherry, mixed with spices, often with earth and smoke undertones. With its thick skin, low yields and long growing season, the grape has very high tannin levels, which allow the wine to age gracefully for many years after aging in wood. Cultivated since the Middle Ages, the grape fell out of favor because it was considered too austere and tannic. By the mid1980s, there were fewer than 125 planted acres. But the grape had a resurgence in the 1990s, when winemaker Arnaldo Caprais Montefalco Sagrantino 1993 won the top rating from Gambero Rosso, the prestigious Italian wine and food magazine. This showed the potential for wines made from this grape, resulting in many new acres being planted as wineries expanded production. Today there are more than 2,400 acres of sagrantino cultivated in the Montefalco area. Montefalco Sagrantino wines are fullbodied wines with higher alcohol levels (usually 14 percent or higher) that are well balanced and pair well with hearty foods, such as grilled meats and roasts. They must contain at least 95 percent sagrantino grapes, must be barrel aged for a minimum of 12 months, and cannot be released before they are 30 months old. When you factor in the traditional low yield of this grape, it is understandable that prices start at $35 and go up. The true value wines from this district are sold as Montefalco Rosso, a blend with up to 15 percent sagrantino and 60 percent to 70 percent sangiovese, its traditional blending partner. Additional grape varieties include merlot, colorino, montepulciano and cabernet sauvignon. The blended wines show complex aromas and palates from the mix of grapes and terroir, along with fresher fruit flavors. When merlot is used in the blend, the wines typically become softer and fruitier. Montefalco Rosso wines retail at about $20. Wine Picks of the Week: Antonelli Montefalco Rosso D.O.C. 2010 ($20): Sangiovese, 65 percent; sagrantino, 15 percent; cabernet sauvignon, 10 percent; merlot ,10 percent. The wine is light garnet in color, and the nose is more typical of a Tuscan wine, with subdued red fruits and a touch of earthiness. The palate has some light blueberry and mixed dark berry flavor. The finish is slightly tannic with medium length. Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso D.O.C. 2011 ($23): Sangiovese, 70 percent; sagrantino, 15 percent; merlot, 15 percent. Ruby red and translucent in color, the aroma is black plum and blackberry, followed on the palate with fresh flavors of cherries, a touch of spice and smoke, and good tannins on the medium length finish. Open this at least an hour ahead of drinking; when first opened, it is tightly wound and tannic. Perticaia Montefalco Rosso D.O.C. 2010 ($25): Sangiovese, 70 percent; sagrantino, 15 percent; colorino, 15 percent. This wine is garnet red, with a little translucency. The nose shows fresh plum and berry flavors, and the palate adds flavors of black cherry and blackberry. Well balanced with a medium-length finish. Romanelli Montefalco Rosso D.O.C. 2010 ($17): Sangiovese, 65 percent; sagrantino, 15 percent; merlot, 10 percent; cabernet sauvignon, 10 percent. Ruby and garnet colors in the glass, slightly translucent, the nose has good berry aromas. The palate is mostly cherries, with some mixed red fruits. The finish is well balanced with tannins at first, showing slight acid at the very end. Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Sagrantino D.O.C.G. 2008 ($40): Sagrantino, 100 percent. Dark garnet in hue. The nose has some earthy dark fruit fragrances. The palate is complex, with concentrated flavors of cherry and dark berries. Smooth and full in the mouth, the long finish has some tannin structure. y jimMcCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso 2011 Montefalco Sagrantino Scacciadiavoli 2008
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 31-AUGUST 6, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 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 Person Sunday through Thursday20% 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 CUISINEFrench Folies takes fun-filled approach to family diningFrench family cuisine is how French Folies describes its style, but that hardly begins to capture exactly what owners Solange and Jeremy Sobieski are attempting to provide in their fledgling North Naples restaurant. Take, for example, the oh-so-French offering of a cabaret every Friday and Saturday night. (On Tuesdays theres French music, on Wednesdays karaoke, and Thursdays feature salsa.) We were greeted at the door with a warm and welcoming, Bonsoir! from Blanche Bastin, the chanteuse, a 6-foot blond in a glittering black and silver gown slit well up the leg, revealing black fishnet stockings and, of course, black high heels. As we took a seat at a nicely upholstered banquette, a Frenchman seated at the next table asked us, Is that a woman or a man? Ah, if you have to ask One thing was clear: This was not going to be a typical sleepy summer night in Naples. French Folies occupies a corner storefront at the Collection at Vanderbilt, the sprawling shopping center at the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads. Previously, the space belonged to The Basin and, before that, Absinthe. The dining room is long and relatively narrow. The white walls are etched with leafless white trees, and the booths and banquettes are upholstered in white. A lovely blue light glows from the long bar in the middle of the room, giving the room a hip, city vibe. Its a difficult space for a single entertainer to command, but Ms. Bastin did a fine job of moving about the place with her wireless microphone, visiting each table, stopping for a few minutes and encouraging guests to join in when they knew the French songs she crooned. Some did. Meanwhile, although it was a relatively slow night, service was on the sluggish side. The woman I took to be Ms. Sobieski apologized, saying that two servers were out this evening. Uh-oh. Wearing her game face, she took our wine order and returned in fairly short order with a well-chilled bottle of Domaine Saint Andre de Figuiere Cotes de Provence Cuvee Magali 2013, a crisp rose with notes of grapefruit and apricot. On cabaret night, you can order from the regular menu or try either of the two prix fixe menus, three-course meals priced at $32 and $50, respectively. (The higherpriced meal includes a glass of wine.) The main menu offered more variety, so we opted for that. The goat cheese and spinach pie ($12) arrived hot and fragrant. It was a lovely square of puff pastry attractively stuffed with creamy goat cheese and spinach. A side of fresh mixed greens, lightly dressed in a nicely balanced vinaigrette, served as a tangy counterpoint. The escargots ($14), while tender and with the requisite garlic, butter and parsley, were disappointing both because they were lukewarm and because they were served on a plate sans garnish. I suspect the dish was ready before the goat and spinach pie and so cooled off while waiting. And, lets face it, snails arent all that attractive on their own. A few sprigs of parsley or a bit of mixed greens on the side would have gone a long way toward prettying up the plate. A fair amount of time elapsed between appetizers and entrees, but we were in no hurry and Ms. Bastin kept us entertained, sitting at our table now and again, throwing an arm around one of us as she sang. When the entrees arrived, they appeared freshly prepared but somewhat drab. The shrimp flamb ($19), described on the menu as shrimp cooked in a cognac cream sauce with diced tomato and linguini, contained plenty of pasta topped with nice-looking shrimp, but the sauce and tomatoes appeared to be noshows. By digging to the bottom of the dish, we found a bit of nondescript white sauce but still no tomatoes. The chicken Normandy ($16), a generous portion of boneless breast, came as advertised liberally dressed with mushrooms and a well-seasoned cream sauce. Mashed potatoes (one of several side options) went well with the chicken and sauce. But both dishes cried out for color. A few green beans or basil leaves or a stalk of broccoli or the absent tomatoes anything that wasnt beige would have vastly improved the visual appeal of these dishes. From the dessert list, we enjoyed a thick and rich Nutella mousse ($8) with the characteristic chocolate hazelnut flavor, as well as a delicate crepe with chunks of pear and caramel salt ed butt er ($8). Im going to assume that perhaps because the owners were busily trying to handle the table service, oversight of the kitchen might have suffered somewhat on this night. Even Ms. Bastin gamely pitched in between musical numbers, pouring water and delivering dishes and still finding time to change outfits as well. At least three of the parties embraced the singer and thanked her as they left, clearly pleased with their experience and her performance. I cant say what the restaurant is like on the nights when she isnt there, but she definitely added some joie de vivre, making the shortage of servers seem less problematic. Id be inclined to return for a savory crepe and a salad, or perhaps a plate of charcuterie and French cheeses and a drink and another taste of the cabaret life. karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com French Folies>> Hours: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $8-$15; crepes and sandwiches, $7-$10; entrees, $14-$26 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: At the bar, at high tops, banquettes, booths and tables >> Specialties of the house: French family cuisine >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.frenchfoliesnaples.comRatings: Food: Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 631-2451 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYLeft: Chicken Normandy features boneless chicken, mushrooms and cream sauce. Right: A dessert crepe has pears within and salted caramel on top. Goat cheese and spinach in puff pastry is an excellent starter. Blanche Bastin serenades diners during cabaret evenings on Fridays and Saturdays.
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