www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 43 FREE WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 C-SCAPES A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A17 PETS A26 BUSINESS MEETINGS B7 NETWORKING B8-9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C10 FILM REVIEW C17 ANTIQUES C18 CELEBRITY EXTRA C20 CUISINE C27 Camera USAPhotos from around the country on exhibit at The von Liebig. C1 Put it in writingSummon your creative muse for our annual contest. C1 Botox, bubbly and more fun around town. C24-25 Kings of the roadRV sales heating up. B1 INSIDE 10 YEARS LATERBY CYNTHIA MOTTFlorida Weekly Correspondent LOCAL TIME IS DIVIDED INTO BC AND AC before Charley and after. Rightly so. Ask anyone who suffered through the Fridaythe-13th hurricane in 2004. In vivid detail, they still recall the decade-old event.I peeked through a crack between the plywood I had covering my bathroom window and watched my neighbors trailer disintegrate. The front porch peeled off, then the siding, and then the whole thing just fell apart. It looked like an explosion. Roy M. I stared out the window at my guineas lined up on the fence. At first they were all leaning, then one by one, they blew away into the palmettos, like theyd been shot off the wire. Perry B. I was on the phone with my neighbor across the street, looking at his house when his whole pool cage just lifted up Remembering the devastation; witnessing a decade of renewalSEE CHARLEY, A8 CYNTHIA MOTT / FLORIDA WEEKLYDecorations still cling to the wall of a little girls bedroom after Hurricane Charleys Category 4 winds ripped through a familys Arcadia mobile home.Its a tranquil morning no traffic, no kids playing outdoors on this residential street in Golden Gate Estates. Perhaps thats because a rain shower has just ended, leaving the air steamy and thick. Yet on this street resides a host of mystical creatures. Unless you are looking for it, you wouldnt know the Shy Wolf Sanctuary and Experience Center lies behind the private home of Nancy and Kent Smith, as it has since 1993, although the 2.5 acres are more well-populated now than when the big-hearted couple took in their first exotic animal that had nowhere to go. Michael Kloman, now president of Shy Wolf, heard of the Smiths good works in 1999 and together they formed a nonprofit organization in 2001. Today there are about five dozen residents wolves, wolfdogs (a cross between a wolf and a dog), coyotes, prairie dogs, foxes, a panther, a bobcat and assorted other animals each of whom comes with a heartbreaking story, a victim of mans avarice and ignorance, the two major forces that drive the trade in exotic pets. There are chubby little prairie dogs like Ernie, who enjoys having his tummy rubbed. He was abandoned at an East Coast pet store when it closed. Theres Cimmaron, a tawny Florida panther, who lived in a facility where he was played with roughly as a cub then, as he grew, was hit on the head with a lead pipe when he tried playingDiscarded exotic pets find refuge at Shy Wolf CHARLEY HURRICANE13 15 150 16Cost of Charleys damage in Florida in billions of dollars Total deaths attributed to Hurricane Charley. (10 deaths in the U.S.) Wind speed in mph when Charley made landfall north of Captiva Island Number of tornados spawned by Hurricane Charley BY KAREN FELDMANFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE SHY WOLF, A20 SHOT in the U.S.A.Naples Art Association contest draws photographs from around the country BY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent PHOTOGRAPHY HAS INCREASINGLY BECOME A PURSUIT FOR the masses, thanks to the proliferation of cameras, whether its snapshots from ever-present cell phones or from a pocket-sized point-and-shoot. That trend has also led to an upswing in interest in the medium as artistic expression, says Jack OBrien, curator for the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples. People are thinking more about photography and taking good photos, Mr. OBrien says. That makes them good gallery visitor, because theyre starting to see what a photographer has to go through to create really great work. Photographys burgeoning popularity played a major role in NAAs decision to create its Camera USA: National Photography Award and Exhibition contest in 2010. The 2014 exhibition opens in The von Liebig Art Centers Frederick O. Watson Gallery with an awards reception from 5:30-7:30One with Nature, Tohnia Alexander, Clinton, Wash. Barrel Racer, Thomas Scott, Punta Gorda. Iconic Manhattan, Morris Herstein, Naples.SEE SHOT, C4 Sanctuary hopes to move to larger facility in Bonita SpringsSHY WOLF / COURTESY PHOTONamid rolls over for a belly rub.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 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 COMMENTARYDispelling the myths about Ronald ReaganWhenever calamity howls on the world stage, two things are certain: Fox News and its full-throated acolytes will blame President Barack Obama for the crisis, and they will further long with misty eyes for the days when the United States stood tall and proud under the muscular leadership of Ronald Reagan. This Reagan hagiography underpins contemporary Republican orthodoxy. But a review of Mr. Reagans record vis--vis foreign affairs reveals this hoary gambit to be nothing more than sentimental claptrap. The recent downing of a Malaysian passenger plane almost certainly by pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels is as good a place as any to begin the debunking of the Reagan myth. Mr. Obama was faulted, with good reason, for his curiously anemic response to the tragedy. Still, the ceaseless comparisons drawn by Fox and Republican lawmakers to Mr. Reagans handling of a similar situation 31 years earlier ring hollow. In 1983, Korean Airlines Flight 007, which originated in New York, was shot down over the Sea of Japan by a Soviet fighter jet. All 269 passengers and crew perished. That number included 62 Americans, one of whom was a Republican congressman. It took Mr. Reagan four full days to fashion his response. The presidents words, when they finally came, were blunt and aimed directly at the Soviet Union. In the end, though, Mr. Reagan chose a less-bellicose course a course remarkably similar to the one Mr. Obama now pursues in the Malaysian airliner affair. Has Fox News forgotten that Mr. Reagan was excoriated in 1983 by the right wing of the Republican Party, which desired a harsh response to the Soviets, and that Mr. Reagan resisted the pressure? Reagan did not break off arms talks, reinstate the partial grain embargo, recall Secretary of State George Schultz from a scheduled meeting with (the Soviet foreign minister) a few days later, or reduce U.S.-Soviet diplomatic relations, the Christian Science Monitor noted in 1988, on the fifth anniversary of the KAL assault. Instead, the fearsome cold warrior imposed sanctions on the Evil Empire. Great shades of Barack Hussein Obama! Mr. Reagan relied on the same tool that Mr. Obamas deriders dismiss as inadequate. Further, the Monitor pointed out, Mr. Reagans sanctions were mild and did not significantly harm U.S.-Soviet relations. The foreign policy bone that really sticks in the throat of Mr. Obamas critics is Benghazi, where four Americans including our ambassador were killed in an assault on a diplomatic compound. As awful as Benghazi was, it pales next to the debacle that unfolded on Mr. Reagans watch in Beirut. In April of 1983, terrorists bombed our embassy there. Seventeen Americans died. Mr. Reagan did not retaliate. A year later, the embassys annex was bombed again, and two more Americans lost their lives. No American response that time, either. On Oct. 23, 1983, a truck bomb was exploded at a barracks housing U.S. military forces in Beirut. That attack killed 241 servicemen 220 of them Marines and injured more than 100 others. It was later learned Mr. Reagan had been informed, prior to the bombing, that the military personnel were sitting ducks. He dismissed the warning, and, again, he did not pursue the attackers after the fact. Instead, he orchestrated a humiliating military retreat from Beirut. France, which lost 58 paratroopers in Beirut in a coordinated attack moments after the barracks blast, did not dither. France yes, FRANCE, for Gods sake undertook airstrikes on terrorist encampments in Lebanons Beqaa Valley. Aside from Vietnam and Iraq, Mr. Reagans Beirut represents the most colossal foreign policy mistake in terms of carnage and diminished prestige that the U.S. has suffered since World War II. Mr. Reagans outrageous timidity emboldened not only the thugs of Beirut but an entire generation of Islamic terrorists as well. In a 1998 interview with ABC News, Osama bin Laden said Beirut portrayed the United States as a paper tiger. This was proven when the Marines fled, he said. And then there was that Iran-Contra deal. It was a nasty bit of business that involved dealing with terrorists, trading arms for hostages, laundering money and defying congressional mandates. Hardly the sort of thing that puts a president on Mount Rushmore. Mr. Reagans champions stress his role in the toppling of the Soviet Union, ignoring the multiple international messes he created. But these same adherents are loath to grant past Democratic presidents even a whit of similar dispensation. (Think Jimmy Carter and the landmark Camp David Accords of 1978.) Flail Mr. Obama all you wish, Fox News. Lord knows hes given you ample cause. But please leave the Gipper out of the conversation. He doesnt belong there. s a g i w f bill CORNWELLSpecial to Florida Weekly
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 OPINION rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly A hell of a forayIf an Israeli high-level official were caught on a hot mic candidly commenting on Secretary of State John Kerrys ill-fated act of Israel-Hamas peacemaking, he might call it a hell of a diplomatic foray. Kerry was caught sarcastically describing the Israeli offensive into Gaza as a hell of a pinpoint operation during his round of Sundayshow interviews two weeks ago, before telling his aide over the phone, Weve got to get over there, and Its crazy to be sitting around. Kerrys belief in himself as the Indispensable Man is touchingly quaint. His conception of the U.S. secretary of state is apparently frozen in a time when it was a position of unparalleled power and respect. Those days are gone. Or as President Barack Obama might quip, to paraphrase his putdown of Mitt Romneys foreign-policy views during one of the 2012 presidential debates, John, the 1980s want their secretary of state back. After six years of resetting, leading from behind, ending wars, nation building at home and pivoting to Asia, the U.S. has reduced itself to a husk of its former influence. When Kerry showed up in Cairo to meet with the president of Egypt, he was wanded by the guards, as if he had just wandered in from the airport security line. Kerry underlined his dubious relevance by his inability to secure a cease-fire, and his dubious wisdom by making it his overarching goal. At this point, after Israel has committed itself on the ground, the U.S. should be seeking to give it the time it needs to do as much damage as possible to Hamas military infrastructure, instead of effectively bailing out the terror group. By the time Kerry returned home, he had been showered with so much criticism by the Israelis that the U.S. government was saying it could endanger our relationship. The question raised by Obama administration foreign policy again and again is, How can self-styled Smart Power be so dumb and toothless? For all of Kerrys failings, he is a relative giant among a foreign-policy team composed largely of political hacks and post-American declinists. At least Kerry retains some of the old Democratic Party belief in Americas importance in the world. His condemnation of Syrias use of chemical weapons last year was a stirring moral indictment of the Assad regime although President Obama immediately undercut him when he abandoned his own red lines. So far, Kerrys tenure as secretary of state is making Hillary Clintons undistinguished stint look impressive by comparison. But thats mostly a matter of timing. It is his misfortune to be present at the unraveling, as crisis after crisis unfolds, with the administration lacking the interest or the tough-mindedness to effectively respond. It is impossible to find anywhere in the world where our position or alliances are stronger than they were six years ago. One hopeful theory about Obama foreign policy was that, after serial humiliations and failures, it would recalibrate toward more assertiveness, like Jimmy Carter did after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. But he seems content with Americas new status in the world. John Kerry will just have to get used to it. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. A venerable Jewish voice for peaceThe Israeli assault on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has entered its fourth week. This military attack, waged by land, sea and air, has been going on longer than the devastating assault in 2008/2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. The death toll in this current attack is at least 1,300, overwhelmingly civilians. As this column was being written, the United Nations confirmed that a U.N. school in Gaza, where thousands of civilians were seeking shelter, was bombed by the Israeli Defense Forces, killing at least 20 people. The United Nations said it reported the exact coordinates of the shelter to the Israeli military 17 times. Henry Siegman, a venerable dean of American Jewish thought and president of the U.S./Middle East Project, sat down for an interview with the Democracy Now! news hour. An ordained rabbi, Siegman is the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress and former executive head of the Synagogue Council of America, two of the major, mainstream Jewish organizations in the United States. He says the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories must end. There is a Talmudic saying in the Ethics of the Fathers, Siegman started, Dont judge your neighbor until you can imagine yourself in his place. So, my first question when I deal with any issue related to the Israeli-Palestinian issue: What if we were in their place? He elaborated, No country and no people would live the way Gazans have been made to live... our media rarely ever points out that these are people who have a right to live a decent, normal life, too. And they, too, must think, What can we do to put an end to this? Born in Germany in 1930, Siegman and his family were persecuted by the Nazis. I lived two years under Nazi occupation, most of it running from place to place and in hiding, he recalled. His father took his mother and their six children to Belgium, to France, to North Africa, then, after two months at sea, dodging German submarines, they arrived at Ellis Island. He told us: I always thought that the important lesson of the Holocaust is not that there is evil, that there are evil people in this world who could do the most unimaginably cruel things. That was not the great lesson of the Holocaust. The great lesson of the Holocaust is that decent, cultured people, people we would otherwise consider good people, can allow such evil to prevail, that the German public these were not monsters, but it was OK with them that the Nazi machine did what it did. His father was a leader of the European Zionist movement, which sought a national homeland for the Jewish people. Siegman said: As a kid even, (I was) an ardent Zionist. I recall on the ship coming over, we were coming to America, and I was writing poetry and songs I was 10 years old, 11 years old about the blue sky of Palestine. In those days we referred to it as Palestina. Henry Siegman became a prominent leader in American Jewish life. When I asked him to reflect on his long history with Zionism and to respond to the current assault on Gaza, he said: Its disastrous. ... When one thinks that this is what is necessary for Israel to survive, that the Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that were watching these days on television, that is really a profound crisis and should be a profound crisis in the thinking of all of us who were committed to the establishment of the state and to its success. I asked Siegman to watch a clip from CBSs Face the Nation. The shows host, Bob Schieffer, recently closed the program by saying, Last week I found a quote of many years ago by Golda Meir, one of Israels early leaders, which might have been said yesterday: We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children, she said, but we can never forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. Siegman said that he had seen the broadcast. He replied: If you dont want to kill Palestinians, if thats what pains you so much, you dont have to kill them. You can give them their rights, and you can end the occupation. And to put the blame for the occupation and for the killing of innocents that we are seeing in Gaza now on the Palestinians why? Because they want a state of their own? They want what Jews wanted and achieved? As the United States resupplies Israel with ammunition, more than 250 children in Gaza have been killed. Instead of providing weapons, the U.S. and the rest of the world should pressure Israel to stop the slaughter. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller. 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After all, nobody else in my life, except perhaps my wonderful husband, is always, day in and day out, wildly thrilled to see me. When I come in the door, they nearly jump out of their skins to greet me. Well, the dog does, anyway. Cats are too sophisticated for such histrionics. But I know theyre happy to see me as well from how they snuggle up to me on the couch. Pets know your mood, can read it, can empathize, cheer you up, get you on your feet to get some exercise, make you laugh, feel loved, needed and wanted. This is all proven from decades of study. Pets never complain, never stomp their foot, never demand anything. When times were tough, mine seemed to know it, but they just wouldnt let me give up. At the risk of sounding a little crazy, there were many days when they were the ones waking me up, nudging me out the door to fight the battle once again. Little wonder then why so many people I know include an animal companion in their lives. Lately, however, people I know whove never had a pet are more concerned about the breed and the appearance of the dog than they are about the companionship. Unless they require a great duckhunting dog (golden retriever), or will be herding sheep (border collie) or hauling bales of hay up mountains in Switzerland (Bernese mountain dog), chances are if they go the purebred route they might end up with a canine companion that doesnt suit them. (Cats, too, have some specific bred traits, but in general these do not pose the extreme differences inherent in purebred dogs.) If you want a dog for a pet, I strongly urge you to consider a mixed breed. Honestly, they can be as attractive as any of their pure cousins, and youll be getting some major benefits in stability of joint structure and density, general health, personality and behavior consistency and overall happiness for both of you. Thats right. Mixed breeds are, in general, happier dogs than pure breeds. Heres another radical suggestion: Start your search at Humane Society Naples in Coastland Center. Here youll find a wide range of pets, particularly dogs, in all colors, sizes and temperaments (an important consideration for families with small children or for seniors). Adoption through HSN also comes with lots of hidden and valuable advantages. Your pet will have had its most recent shots, will be pre-screened for any diseases or illnesses, will be spayed or neutered and, in many cases, will already be house-trained. And the adoption fee is drastically less than the cost of buying a purebred. If you dont find what youre looking for at the Coastland Center location, you can find a much larger selection at HSNs main shelter on Airport Road just north of Radio Road. Staff and volunteers are on hand to walk you through and explain the history and traits of each animal and to discuss its compatibility with your environment. Be sure to ask lots of questions, and when you see a pet you think might be for you, spend some time with it to see how the two of you react to one another. In all cases for me, my pets walked up to me and I knew right away they would be coming home with me. This is very important: If you dont find your perfect match the first or second or third time out, dont give up. This is a process that requires time and patience, and as you take that time, youll be learning valuable aspects not only of your future pet, but also yourself in relation to that companion. When Cheryl Turner is not spending time with her dog and two cats, she can most often be found showing homes to her real estate clients. cherylTURNERCheryl@cherylturner.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 into the sky. Well, there went your pool cage, I said. Well, you know that oak tree you planted that youve been babying for 10 years? Its on your barn roof, he replied. Sherry R.Charley began for us on television, like a reality show nightmare from which we could not wake up. We watched for a week as the fickle storm formed, foundered, regrouped and strengthened. We were obsessed with television forecast cones that included Southwest Florida. Prepare for the possibility of tropical storm force winds, experts warned. Southwest Florida should stay on the eastern fringe of the storm, they said. Models indicate Charley is heading for Tampa. Warnings were ominous: Hillsborough and Pinellas bridges covered with water, whole floors of buildings inundated by 15 feet of storm surge, millions without basic services and necessities. It sounded like the makings of a horror movie. Pre-Charley or PC the strange truth was that a tropical storm approached with the possibility of summer excitement the taboo kind the kind you dont admit aloud to looking forward to. Inside, some part of you felt energized by the idea that the churning villain on television, the one millions of people watched and tracked, could, in fact, hit you. And nothing really big ever happened around here. Everybody knew that. Charley churned across Cuba and through the Gulf of Mexico. We watched and listened as forecasters droned, barometric pressures falling category three, category four, potential to be another (Hurricane) Andrew. I was born more than a half-century ago in Fort Myers into a family of people who have been in hurricane-plagued Florida since it became a state in 1845. My grandparents generation endured the infamous Lake Okeechobee hurricane disasters. For my parents, it was Hurricane Donna in 1960. I grew up hearing storm stories long before The Weather Channel started telling them. In the wake of a 1920s hurricane, when my Hendry County grandmother was a teenager, she saw a girl floating dead in the Caloosahatchee River, her long black hair tangled around a bridge piling. I heard that aged story several times during my childhood, and it lodged in my minds eye, just as it had in hers. Before Hurricane Charley, my family lived on a ranch a few miles northwest of Arcadia, 30 miles from the coast. Hurricanes didnt hit inland. Everybody knew that. But we believed wind could damage trees and power lines, so some preparation seemed in order. I drove to Sears in Port Charlotte, where the salesman took my credit card and shook his head. Another chainsaw, he said disapprovingly. If you ask me, its all a bunch of panic for nothing. People are letting Chicken Littles convince them the sky is falling for TV ratings and advertisers. From Sears, I went to Publix, where a woman shopper and I came face to face in the empty bread aisle. We looked at each other in surprise. Uh-oh, she said, looks like were too late. Thats probably a very bad sign. We laughed. The store was out of other staples, too. It made me feel less silly to know other Weather Channel groupies were also panicking. Thats how it was PC pre-Charley. You prepared if you felt like it, but your efforts were likely to be met with skepticism from others and yourself. Major hurricanes hit other places. Everybody knew that. Getting readyBy the time Charley was in the Gulf of Mexico, we were generally prepared: loose things were stowed; a few windows were covered with plywood; candles and flashlights were gathered; tubs and containers were filled with water. I thought we might temporarily lose power, so I prepared food to eat, just in case. It wasnt until AC after Charley that I understood the meaning of cooking up a storm. By the time the storm was offshore of Naples, local forecasters sounded more serious. It had gained strength and tightened. Pressure had dropped. And then a strange thing happened: It wobbled northeast. We all saw it, right there on the television, and thats exactly what all the meteorological wizards called it: a wobble. The general motion was still to the north, it seemed. We expected Charley to stay on its planned course and make a Tampa landfall around 6 p.m. But fickle Charley didnt listen. Charley, with its evil eye and classic buzz-saw shape, kept wobbling east until our disbelieving eyes saw land names we recognized covered up by the storm. Fort Myers Beach. Sanibel/Captiva. Cayo Costa. Boca Grande. Punta Gorda. We watched the television as Charley left his predicted course to barrel up the Peace River. Our land was strung along the banks of the Peace River. Forecasters franticly reported sustained winds of 145 mph CHARLEYFrom page 1 CYNTHIA MOTT / FLORIDA WEEKLY This aerial image captures the ravages Hurricane Charley felled on the Mott family swamp cabin in Arcadia. Hurricane Charley roared through and flooded an Arcadia campground, flipping this camper.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 NEWS A9 category four roofs off houses all mobile homes to be evacuated immediately monster devastating. It was surreal. But staring out the windows, there was nothing to see. Skies were pale gray and gusty: nothing that would herald the arrival of what the TV showed. My sister and her three children came over to ride out the storm. Together, we stared worried into the skies and at the swamp behind our house. Reality strikesSuddenly the winds picked up. Just like that. Like a Spielberg movie set, where the director orders the weather switch flipped on. There was no hour of slow increase. Winds just suddenly rushed and gushed and whistled and hissed. They werent there, and then they were, coming straight out of the swamp, which started to dance and gyrate. Spanish moss fl utter ed and flapped. The sky darkened to charcoal gray. Low clouds scudded by. Thats when trees quit righting themselves. They bent at the waist and stayed there. If they arose at all, it was to make a very un-tree-like hula-hoop motion. The television continued to narrate our storm until the moment it didnt. The eye of Charley is making a course directly up Charlotte Harbor toward DeSoto County. That was the last we heard. Then the electricity flickered out and the whole house fell silent. We gathered the kids. Watch now, you might never see anything like this again, we told them. Windows were lined with little faces. They watched as trees lay down. Ancient and young trees, a whole swamp full of them, simply quit bothering to stand up or hula-swirl. The old giants took their leave. A chorus of kids voices marked the phenomenon. Hey, did you see that? The trees are falling, man. That is so cool! The trampoline, turned upside down and cabled to trees as part of storm prep, started to levitate. The kids liked that, too. Theyd never seen a trampoline dance. As the sound of the storm increased, the mood sobered. Winds made a low roar and began to howl. It grew until it sounded like human booing like a thousand angry sports fans infuriated by an umpires bad call. Rain blew sideways. Mud and shredded leaves streaked across the windows. The house is shuddering! I feel it, one of the kids said. The house was less than five years old and constructed of concrete, but it was shuddering. The 6-year-old clapped his hands over his ears. My head hurts, he said. It feels like two blocks are squeezing it. We all felt head pressure, like from diving too deep in a pool. And then someone noticed the windows were bowing in. Glass no longer stood flat and straight, but was slightly bowed toward the interior of the house. About then, a wave of spontaneous fear enveloped our group and we made a mad dash a people stampede into the master bedroom closest, the only windowless room in the house. The safe placeWe closed ourselves in, three adults and four children, and clicked on flashlights. Huddled among the clothes, the sound of the wind was muffled and we felt safer. But the walls continued to vibrate with something that made them feel alive. And then, BAM! From inside the closet came a loud slamming sound. Everyone shined flashlights to the ceiling and together watched the covering of the attic access repeatedly open and slam shut. BAM! BAM! BAM! It seemed as if a giant hand was lifting the attic cover and slamming it down over and over again. Bits of drywall rained on us, and the kids asked if the roof was falling in. Not if we sing, we told them. And so we sang You Are My Sunshine, This Little Light of Mine, Boom-Boom Aint it Great to be Crazy and Sheltered in the Arms of God. We sang loud, as loud as we could, trying to drown out the roar and horrifying BAM! of the attic door. At the sounds full volume, it was like standing beside a jet engine. But still, we sang, and kept smiling at each other by flashlight, whether we felt like it or not. There were no tears or panic in the closet, our safe place. Then the winds died. As quickly as they started, they stopped. The house stood over us, still and quiet. My then-husband left our safe place to check on what was left of the world. He returned in a few minutes looking shaken. Its starting from the other direction, he said. And it did. The roar grew louder as we endured another chorus of sounds, roars and groans. We went back to singing. Thankfully, the backside of Charley didnt last as long. As quickly as it began, the roar died. It was near dusk when silence hit.Over the rainbowWe emerged from our closet, relieved to find the house still intact, but it would be the only relief we felt for days to come. The world outside was unrecognizable. The landscape wed last seen thick and green, was gray, leafless, twisted and broken. The trampoline was bent into a giant taco. Where did the woods go? one of the stunned kids asked. There was no answer to the question. We stared, but we could not believe. We were gripped with fear and panic that friends and family were hurt, homeless or worse. Beyond the shock of facing a post-catastrophic world was the loss of communication and social networking things we took for granted. We had no television or Internet to narrate or advise us. No house phone. No cell phone. Our local radio station transmitted static. Roads were impassable, choked with trees and debris. We were cut off, disconnected from the world. We felt naked and blind shocked by how dependent we had become on outside media to tell us what had happened to us and even how we were. They say a hurricane makes landfall, but it doesnt fall across the land the way a sunset or shadow might. It roars across and through, clawing at the Earth, using its own debris against it. A hurricane bites, rips, beats up, tears asunder and scatters the land and everything attached to it. When it passes, no one and nothing is spared. Some fare worse than others. Some lose all, and all lose some.The human conditionMost people are accustomed to a degree of catastrophe, but it usually comes as an isolated event. Shortly before Charley, our neighbors lost their teenage son in a car wreck. The community descended on the family with food, support and encouragement. But after Charley, entire counties were left without power, running water, the ability to communicate and to freely move about. Who helps when everyone needs help? Most of us nurture support systems with those in our personal sphere. But when a whole area is suddenly thrust into the same disaster, it is a desperate, sad, frightening and overwhelming experience for all living things. Nature itself recoiled after Charley. All the bees, wasps, ants and stinging critters were seriously ticked off. In the early post-storm days, almost everyone was stung by something. Even tame animals were traumatized. Our friend, Rodney, said he tried to whistle for his dog a few days after the storm, but was so tired his whistle came out as a sort of blowing sound. His poor dog heard it, yipped loudly, tucked her tail between her legs and dove under the porch to hide. People cried. Some talked of going away. Some did. Most people worked feverishly to create order from the chaos. Helicopters crisscrossed our skies, including Marine One, carrying President George W. Bush. We knew it was the presidential party because fighter jets buzzed and zipped like angry bees around two huge choppers. Charley was the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Damages totaled in the $15 billion range. Damages to lives and land were, and remain, incalculable. The new normalTragedy burns away the frivolous and silly and makes way for compassion. Charley did that, too. In the wake of its winds, amazing things happened. Help poured in from places no one could have dreamed. People, food, supplies, equipment and money flooded in from across the country and around the world. Churches and civic organizations sent groups of workers in. Week after week, CYNTHIA MOTT / FLORIDA WEEKLY Welcome to Arcadia: Communities along the Peace River and the city of Arcadia took the brunt of Charleys landfall. Built less than two years before Charley, the Turner Agri-Civic Center in Arcadia sheltered approximately 1,400 people when it failed structurally in the height of the storm. SEE CHARLEY, A10
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TIF is dedicated to helping their aspirations become a reality by providing them with opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.This November, local philanthropists will have the opportunity to join TIF in helping to make a significant impact in the life of a child at the foundations 2014 Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction. Slated for Friday, Nov. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, the annual event, TIFs largest and most important of the year, includes fine dining, entertainment and auctions of once-in-a-lifetime experiences to benefit TIF students. TIF students are always an integral part of the event, allowing benefactors plenty of time to meet and interact with the youngsters whose lives they are impacting. This years theme, In a Field of Dreams: Hope Grows, will highlight what TIF students have been able to achieve through the foundations programs. Current and former students will share their stories, giving guests a glimpse into their lives, their challenges and their triumphs. Attendees will have the chance to support the future of these students during Fund A Dream, a live bidding experience organized into specific categories that provide students with opportunities to grow, learn and advance in a variety of ways. Auction items include opportunities to fund college and vocational scholarships, reading support and intervention, college success and experiences. Bidders can also provide support to build leadership and life skills as well as fund studying abroad, access to the arts and technology and youth leadership development. However, students arent simply handed these experiences: They are held accountable for their grades, behavior and attendance and are often chosen for different opportunities based on those factors. Hard work is required, but if they stay on the right path, they are rewarded with the tools necessary to help them succeed. I have had the privilege of witnessing what happens when the children of Immokalee are provided educational opportunities and life experiences designed to lead them on a path to success, says Joe Zednik, TIF chairman of the board and chair of the Charity Classic Celebration. Ive seen the difference it makes in the life of a child, and I am inspired everyday by those students who work hard to make their aspirations come true. The children are indeed making tremendous strides. Last year, 100 percent of those who participated in a TIF program graduated from high school, and 99 percent went on to a post-secondary education, making them that much closer to achieving their dream. The fundraising action isnt just limited to one day. Golfers play a large part in the fundraising mission by teeing up with some of the biggest names in golf during the Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament Monday, Nov. 17, at The Old Collier Golf Club in Naples. The tournament pairs two dozen pro golfers with Naples most charitable players for a day of philanthropy and fun. Amateur players can expect to play alongside some of the top professionals from the PGA, Champions and LPGA tours. For the fourth year, TIF board member Kevin Johnson, with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, also a corporate sponsor, is chairing the Charity Classic Pro-Am. A passionate advocate for TIF, Mr. Johnson continues to donate his time and energy year after year. For him, the day is about much more than golf. We are making a huge difference in the futures of many young people who otherwise might not have had a mentor or tutor growing up, or an opportunity to attend college, he says. This is life-changing stuff we are doing. Because the children of Immokalee are central to the cause, four students within TIF programs are invited to participate as a foursome in the tournament. Tickets for the Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction are $550. Entry fees for the golf tournament begin at $5,000 and include the Charity Classic Celebration. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are also available.For more information or to make reservations, call The Immokalee Foundation at 430-9122, email email@example.com or visit immokaleefoundation.org.Sponsors of the 2014 Charity Classic Celebration and Pro-Am to date are: Arthrex Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Jaguar Naples, Porsche of Naples, Kelly Tractor, Naples Illustrated, GE Foundation and Mr. Johnson with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. COURTESY PHOTOSTIF students Ojette Bonhomme, Johnnie Gonzales and Eriel Perez speak with Don Gunther (in blue) at last years Charity Classic Celebration.
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The device, with mobile apps for remote monitoring by the owner, may sell for about $250.Government in action The Environmental Protection Agency is already a News of the Weird favorite (for example, the secret goofing-off man cave of one EPA contractor in July 2013 and, two months later, the fabulist EPA executive who skipped agency work for months by claiming falsely to be on secret CIA missions), but the agencys Denver Regional Office took it to another level in June. In a leaked memo, the Denver deputy director implored employees to end the practice of leaving feces in the offices hallway. The memo referred to several incidents. The federal food stamp program, apparently uncontrollably rife with waste, has resorted to giving financial awards to the states that misspend food stamp money the least. In July, the Florida Department of Children and Families, beaming with pride, announced it had won a federal grant of $7 million for having blown only $47 million in food stamp benefits in 2013 (less than 1 percent of its $6 billion in payments). Vermont, the worst-performing state, misspends almost 10 percent of its food stamp benefits. The Way the World Works: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration came down hard in July on West Virginias Freedom Industries for violations of chemical safety standards in January 2014 that resulted in the 10-day contamination of drinking water for 300,000 residents. OSHA issued two fines to the company one for $7,000 and the other for $4,000.Great art Ms. Milo Moire, a Swiss performance artist, startled (and puzzled) fairgoers at Germanys Art Cologne in April by creating a painting while standing on two ladders, nude and expelling eggs, filled with paint and ink, from her vagina. Each PlopEgg canvas made what she called a powerful feminist statement about women, fertility and creativity. (In June, she attempted to tour Switzerlands Art Basel fair wearing only the names of clothing items written on her nude body, e.g., on her leg, the word pants. Officials told her to go get dressed if she wanted to see the show.) Critics praised bad-girl British artist Tracey Emins 1998 furniture-and-effects exhibit, My Bed, supposedly representing a failed romantic relationship, featuring mussed sheets and, littering the room, empty vodka bottles and used condoms. Prominent collector Charles Saatchi turned heads when he bought the piece for the equivalent of about $200,000, and in June, almost 15 years later, he sold My Bed at auction for the equivalent of $4,330,000. In July, the large cement Humpty Dumpty at the Enchanted Forest in Salem, Ore., created by Roger Tofte in 1970, was destroyed when two intruders tried to climb the wall Humpty was sitting on. However, the wall crumbled and Humpty suffered a great fall, and Mr. Tofte said he doubted he could put Humpty back together again, but would try instead to make a new one.Thats entertainment Sheriffs deputies in Salina, Kan., arrested Aaron Jansen, 29, but not before he put on quite a show on July 5. Mr. Jansen, speeding in a car spray-painted with derogatory comments about law enforcement, refused to pull over and even survived a series of tire-shredding road spikes as he turned into a soybean field, where he revved the engine and drove in circles for 40 minutes. As deputies set up a perimeter, Mr. Jansen futilely tossed items from the car (blankets, CDs, anything available) and then (with the car still moving) climbed out the drivers door and briefly surfed on the roof. Finally, as deputies closed in, Mr. Jansen shouted a barrage of Bible verses before emerging from the car wearing a cowboy hat, boots and a womans dress. The surveillance video in evidence in Englands Wolverhampton Crown Court in July captured the entire caper of two young men comically failing to open a parking lots automated cash machine five months earlier. Wearing hoods, they tried to batter the secure machine open, then tried to pull it away (but learned that it was rooted to an underground cable). Plan C involved getting in their Peugeot and ramming the machine, which did knock loose the money-dispensing part but also shredded part of the cars body. The dispenser (with the equivalent of $1,500 in coins) fit in the front seat only after some exhaustive pushing and cramming, but finally the men drove off with sparks flying as the weight of the coins made the crippled car scrape the pavement. Police arrived on the scene, and a brief chase ended when the car crashed into a wall. Final score: car totaled, money recovered and Wesley Bristow, 25, sentenced to two years in prison.Bad, bad Samaritan! Roy Ortiz hired a lawyer in March and said he was considering suing the first responders who rescued him during the historic September 2013 flooding around Broomfield, Colo. because they failed to find him fast enough when his car plunged into raging waters. In March, Houston sheriffs deputy Brady Pullen filed a lawsuit against the grieving family of the delusional man he was forced to shoot and kill during a 2012 emergency call because Pullen had been injured in the skirmish and believes the family failed to warn him just how dangerous Kemal Yazar was. Also, in Alcona, Ontario, in April, Sharlene Simon, 42, filed a lawsuit against the family of the teenage bicyclist she accidentally ran down, fatally, in 2012 claiming that the boys dangerous joyriding at 1:30 a.m. initiated the events that left her traumatized. My platform? 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Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Ys Healthy Living Campus, 5450 YMCA Road. Strollers and leashed pets are welcome. All donations will benefit the Ys rebuild efforts. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call 597-3148 or visit greaternaplesymca.org. The ninth annual Walk for the Way to benefit United Way of Collier County steps out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at North Collier Regional Park. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Suggested donation is $10 per family or team. The 2.5-mile, family-friendly walk raises community awareness about the United Way and its efforts that help more than 100,000 local residents every year. Proceeds from the walk benefit the United Way and its 31 partner agencies and the hundreds of programs and services they provide. For more information, visit unitedwayofcolliercounty.org. The United Way Run for the Way 5K will precede the Walk for the Way with a start time of 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit Gulf Coast Runners at gcrunner.org. YP Naples hosts its eighth annual dodge ball tournament Saturday morning, Sept. 27, at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Pelican Larrys will host 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 second annual Kiwanis Stride Away Through Hideaway family 5K takes place Saturday morning, Oct. 4, at the Hideaway on Marco Island. All proceeds will benefit Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Dianna Dohm at 259-1405. The Freedom Waters Foundation hosts its annual Heels & Reels fishing event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Naples Boat Club. More than two dozen teen girls will be introduced to the enjoyment of sport fishing as they are paired with experienced female anglers who will offer mentoring and instruction while on the water. Awards to be presented for most fish, biggest fish and most unusual catch. Volunteers and sponsors are currently being sought to donate funding, vessels, time and experience. For more information, call Debbie Hanson at 233-4930. For more information about the Freedom Waters Foundation, call Hallie Hau at 2486082. Registration is open for BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Companys second annual Surf & Turf Experience taking place Friday though Sunday, Oct. 17-19 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island. Proceeds will help support the mission of Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Inc. to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans. Teams of three sportsmen will compete in fishing and golf. Participation is limited to 60 individuals. The $1,500 entry fee provides each participant with two-night accommodations at South Seas Island Resort; a Friday evening cocktail party, dinner and casino night; Saturday breakfast, fishing, lunch, golf, cocktail reception, dinner, auction and awards; and Sunday breakfast. Saturday awards dinner tickets are available for $150. In addition to BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, sponsors include TriCircle Pavers, Scanlon Auto Group, South Seas Island Resort, Florida Weekly, Priority Payments South Florida, Sam Galloway Ford Lincoln, Tedd Todd Insurance, Brightstone Insurance Services LLC, SS Hookers, The Wilbur Smith Law Firm, GCG Construction, Jasons Deli of Southwest Florida, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Lee County Electric Cooperative. For more information, call Stacey Mercado at 433-7189 or visit dvic.us. Sponsors and volunteers are being recruited for the 18th annual Naples Kids Fishing Clinic, a photo catch-and-release event that takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Naples City Pier. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Anglers ages 5-15 who complete the clinic will receive a Shakespeare fishing combo (while supplies last). The clinic is presented by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Sponsors to date include the Naples Fishing Club, Naples Wholesale Bait Co., the Marco Sport Fishing Club, FMC Naples and Aylesworths Bait. For information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, call Tiffany Sawyer at 682-0900 or Rebecca Lucas at (850) 617-9639. 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. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 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 LIVINGBipolar or just ticked off?Misperceptions abound about this psychiatric disorder BY DR. SCOTT HALTZMANSpecial to Florida WeeklyA client we will call her Sara for the purposes of this article had a specific concern when she came into my psychiatric office. She was certain she had identified her diagnosis: I know Im bipolar, she told me. My brothers and mother tell me thats the case because I can snap at any second. It is not uncommon for people who experience emotional turmoil to question whether they are bipolar, but there are great misperceptions about what the disorder is and about what it is not. In general, we know that bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition where people have rapid shifts in mood, alternating between periods of highs and lows. While that is one of the features of bipolar disorder, making an accurate diagnosis is more complicated. We all experience changes in our mood. Virtually anyone who feels any emotions at all knows what its like to occasionally feel down and alternately feel up. The student who stays up extra hours pushing him/herself though exam week, the business man who excitedly overspends his tax rebate or people like Sara, who just snap are all experiencing shifts in mood. But are these examples of being bipolar?Bipolar disorder consists of two poles of emotion. The South Pole is depression, in which the persistent symptoms of feeling low and down continue for two or more weeks. During a depressive episode, people can lose appetite, interest, energy or hope. The North Pole of bipolar disorder consists of mania.While depressive symptoms are common, true manic episodes are relatively rare. Despite beliefs that manic episodes consist of rage attacks or sudden shifts in mood, mania is more like the opposite of depression, with features of elevated mood and a natural high. Almost everyone occasionally feels good and has periods of racing thoughts, insomnia or irritability. This is why it is so easy to read a description of bipolar disorder and question whether it applies to you. The most important consideration differentiating mania from ordinary changes in mood is that, during a manic episode, this feeling of supreme positivity or high energy consistently persists for at least one week. Additionally, a number of behaviors must also co-occur, including high levels of energy, racy feelings and increased levels of productivity or talkativeness. The intensity of this high is similar to being on drugs, often to the point where people begin to lose contact with reality; so strong are their emotions, that they often believe they have special powers or abilities. When someone has a manic episode, the behavior is not just a matter of spending money (which everyone does from time to time), but a matter of spending thousands of dollars for useless items, or having grandiose plans to change the world despite not having any expertise or resources to do so. When people become manic, they often believe they are on a special mission from God. Saras story is similar to that of many individuals I have treated over the years. Their relationships are tumultuous, their moods are constantly changing and they often have great difficulties coping with work or marriage. Sara struggles considerably with all of these issues, but after careful analysis, we determined that Sara does not have bipolar disorder. Sometimes the inability to control anger and aggression is based in early life experiences, including childhood neglect or abuse. This can lead to a lifetime of poor ability to regulate emotions. Sometimes inborn personality traits can cause people to be more impulsive throughout their lifetime. Sometimes the explanation is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. While this disorder begins in childhood, adults with ADHD may be hyperactive, over talkative, distracted and impulsive symptoms that can easily be confused with mania. Often, what seems to be a bipolar-like psychiatric problem turns out to be substance abuse. Intoxication and cravings related to drugs and alcohol or even withdrawal from these chemicals often leads to dramatic changes in mental attitude, sleep and decision-making. Certain personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder, can mimic the mood shifts that accompany bipolar disorder. The difference is that borderline mood changes are quite rapid and often triggered by life stresses; the periods of irritability and aggression do not persist as long as they would in bipolar disorder. These days, with access to the Internet and one Hollywood star after another allowing us a glimpse into their psychiatric conditions, its tempting to join the bandwagon of self-diagnosis. However, careful attention is necessary so the correct diagnosis is made and the right treatment is found. Those are skills of the psychiatric experts in your community, including those at David Lawrence Center. Doctors and nurse practitioners who are trained in diagnostic assessment identify the correct diagnosis, help individuals understand why their lives feels out of control and organize optimal treatment plans for healthier and more productive lives. Dr. Scott Haltzman is a board certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist at the David Lawrence Center, a nonprofit provider of behavioral health solutions including inpatient, outpatient, residential and community-based prevention and treatment services. For more information about the David Lawrence Center, call 455-8500 or visit davidlawrencecenter.org.
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MARTY BECKER AND KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON Universal UclickIts never good when a pet downs mouse or rat poison, but rodenticides containing anticoagulants are treatable with blood transfusions and vitamin K if the poisoning is caught in time. However, the Environmental Protection Agency is canceling eight such products, in part because they endanger wildlife such as hawks, owls, bobcats and cougars. A common alternative contains a neurotoxin called bromethalin that can be more harmful to pets dogs in particular, who tend to eat anything they come across. Often, by the time clinical signs appear, its very difficult to treat, says veterinary toxicologist John Tegzes, a professor at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Theres no antidote. The only good news about it is that dogs need to eat a bit more of it than they would the anticoagulant rodenticides. A typical mediumto large-sized dog would have to eat approximately three bait packs to reach a toxic dose of bromethalin, Dr. Tegzes says, while just a portion of a box of anticoagulant rodenticide can poison a dog. The trouble is, people may place four or five bait packs in their garage or yard. The products the EPA is banning are known as second-generation anticoagulants. When Dr. Tegzes walked the aisles of a Home Depot last month in California (which has also banned secondgeneration anticoagulants), he saw only two kinds of rodenticides: first-generation anticoagulants and poisons containing bromethalin. The bromethalin was definitely more prominent on the shelves, he says. When the average consumer is walking down the aisle, if they go to the one at eye level that has the biggest box, theyre going to end up with bromethalin. If you use any kind of rodenticide, you should know how it works and the signs of toxicity. Anticoagulants prevent the bloods ability to clot, causing microhemorrhages in the gastrointestinal tract, the chest cavity or the brain. The hemorrhages cause anemia, heavy panting with even slight exertion and an increased heart rate. Dogs treated quickly usually recover well. Thats not always the case for dogs poisoned by bromethalin, Dr. Tegzes says. They often begin to press their heads against objects or become uncoordinated. What it looks like is the dog is trying to walk from one part of the room to another and just circles around and cant quite make it across the room, Dr. Tegzes says. Dogs with bromethalin poisoning may also have seizures, become depressed, and stop eating or drinking. The poison isnt detectable with blood work, and often by the time the cause is discovered, treatment comes too late. Liz Palika, a dog trainer in Oceanside, California, is lucky her dog survived bromethalin poisoning. She doesnt use poisons in her home or yard, so when her young Australian shepherd, Archer, was acting a little clumsy, she didnt pay attention, but when he jumped off the bed and his back legs did the splits, she took notice. That evening, he began acting like an old dog with vestibular syndrome and had trouble eating and drinking, she says. Fortunately, her veterinarian started treating Archer for poisoning as Palika questioned neighbors and the handyman at her dog-training facility. She discovered the handyman had put out bromethalin for gophers. Archers symptoms worsened over 24 hours and peaked with a seizure. Supportive treatment with fluids and prednisone kept him alive until his body could overcome the poison, fortunately with no lasting effects. If you have problems with rodents, take the following steps: First, try to manage the problem by blocking access or removing food sources. Use traps instead of poisons. If you use a poison, choose a firstgeneration anticoagulant, such as one that contains diphacinone, not brodifacoum, and not one that contains bromethalin. If you think your pet has been poisoned, take your dog and the container of poison to the veterinarian so she can treat your pet appropriately. Ask your neighbors if they use poisons, what type, and where they are set out. PET TALESCut baitA common type of rat poison doesnt have an antidote, so be careful what you buy Pets of the Week>> Duncan is a handsome 3-yearold domestic shorthair who likes to be held and petted. >> Goldie is an affectionate, laid-back German shepherd mix whos about 3 years old and weighs 46 pounds. Shes good on her leash and knows the basic commands. >> Pebbles is a beautiful 3-monthold domestic shorthair with a soft, silky coat and a sweet personality. >> Razzle is a handsome 1-yearold Cairn terrier mix who weighs about 14 pounds. He loves to give kisses and go for walks on his leash.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 colliergov.net/pets.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 NEWS A27 1892 Trade Center Way Naples, Florida 34109 countertopsnaples.com239.431.8394We are loaded with granite and need to reduce our remnants. You pay only for the fabrication. Pick any level 1 from hundreds of in-stock choices, and the material is FREE! THE DIVA DIARIESDancing like nobodys watchingAs I pen this missive, dear readers, I am laid up in a very comfy king-sized bed at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. I am enjoying the luxurious sheets with their kazillion thread count and all the cushy foamy pillows and the view of the tranquil spa pool beyond our lovely balcony (as opposed to the not-so-tranquil family pool you know the one, MARCO! POLO! MARCO yes, that one). Its a pretty day and theres plenty to do here while my husband is in meetings and classes for a conference hes attending. I would love to be swimming or strolling the grounds or checking out the nearby shopping The Gardens Mall has a Tiffany & Co. and a Jimmy Choo store not that I need a pair of fancy shoes (even if they were on sale), because Im stuck in bed. And the reason is dancing. Todd and I went down to the hotel bar last night, our first night here, because after we ordered room service and had dinner, it was only around 9 p.m. and barely even dark outside yet and Todd wanted to lie in bed and watch a documentary on CNN about the s. But I whined, This is bo-riiing, honey. Lets go down to the lobby bar where theres a DJ and a dance floor! My husband, who is only seven years my senior, argued that weve been to bars before and have heard DJs. He told me I should go, but that hed be in our room, watching a report about the first moon landing (yawn). But its a weekend getaway, I begged. Itll be FUN, I said.After some cajoling, Todd finally, reluctantly, turned off the TV, just as CNN was getting to the Beatlemania part of the s (But, but, its the BEATLES, he said). I proceeded, like an anxious little kid, to drag him by the hand down the hall. In the distance, I heard Robin Thicke: I know you want it/I know you want it. And I really did want to dance.Mind you, Im a TERRIBLE dancer. Ive caught glimpses of myself in dance floor mirrors over the years, and while I am so very Beyonce in my MIND, in real life I am the epitome of Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, with a little bit of Fred Flintstone thrown in. I mean, its bad. My solution to that is to avoid mirrors and keep on dancing like Bob Fosse came right down from Broadway heaven to choreograph me himself. The best way to describe my dancing, I suppose, is that an acquaintance once asked me if I was paying homage to River Dance. Thats a true story. So youll not be shocked to learn that, when Iggy Azaleas Fancy came on and, for the first time, I flew off my bar stool for the dance floor, my husband declined to join me. No matter. There was a group of girls celebrating a 22nd birthday, dancing up a storm, and they were happy to have me. When the DJ threw it back to Like A Prayer by Madonna and the 22-year olds went back to their strawberry vodka shots, a gay couple from Miami, Joe and Nathan, introduced themselves and joined me. The girls came skipping back for Single Ladies and I was on a roll, doing turns, raising the roof, throwing in a few kicks and a shimmy or two, when suddenly there was a definite POP somewhere on the outside of the inside of my knee. Down I went, my palms making a loud slap on the marble floor. As Caitlin, Katie, Katelyn and Brittany (I didnt get their names, but the majority of 22-year-olds have those names, so Im just assuming) rushed to my aid along with Todd and the entire bar staff despite a searing pain in my knee that I cant begin to explain other than it felt like my knee had gone inverse and then been stabbed with a serrated knife my vanity instinct (divas are born with it) kicked into high gear. I popped right up, like, No biggie, you guys! That was part of my dance routine! DJ, play some Lady Gaga for me and my friends! So, until the song ended, I stood there, all my weight on my good knee, smiling through gritted teeth, and performed a very intricate hand and head dance (by the stares I got, I think it was a hit!). As soon as I could get away with my dignity still barely intact, Todd helped me hobble back to the room, where we consulted Dr. Google about a possible meniscus tear. Ice, elevation, Ace bandage, Advil and bed. Maybe, at the age of 50, Im not supposed to dance to hip hop with 22-yearolds anymore, but you know what? Good dancers such as moi are constantly getting injuries; they always have Ace bandages wrapped around some limb or the other. And besides, as Hunter S. Thompson said: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, Wow! What a ride! So, keep dancing. Just dont break a hip or anything. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week... m b s w l stephanieDAVIS email@example.com
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Her appearance was normative, as she appears before the House and Senate Banking Committees two times per year, but her responses were not held as credible. Ms. Yellens most recent report to Congress was that all is intact and on course despite a strong fall off in Gross Domestic Product growth for the first quarter. Her appearance did not appease. Instead, her answers ignited an incendiary debate taking place as to whether current monetary policy is stimulating real growth or setting the stage for another financial meltdown. (The New York Sun, What If Janet Yellen Is Wrong? by Judy Shelton, July 16). In the beginning, the Feds actions were embraced as much needed to prevent deflation and to start a recovery. But the Feds actions grew to gargantuan levels and extended far beyond a typical recession recovery role of two to three years. Further, the monetary policy (as effected in the various Quantitative Easings) was clearly viewed as an experiment, a much needed experiment, and foreigners could later judge the experiment on the basis of its outcomes. Whilst the U.S. did not get the umph of GDP recovery or employment that it expected from these programs, these other countries then found themselves with similar deflationary concerns and joined into the unproven monetary scheme. As it stands, the EU, England (which is part of the EU but outside the EUs Central Banks control and Japan are now all firmly entrenched in the QE monetary trough. The result of worldwide QEs was a world awash with liquidity that, instead of finding a way into private sector capital spending, found a home in financial assets and real estate of the U.S. and other world markets. Much of the cash to make financial asset purchases came from the trillions of Treasury purchases by the Fed put cash into the hands of sellers of those trillions of Treasuries but as more than 40 percent of Treasuries are foreign owned, the cash logically also went into foreign economies and financial markets. So the Fed created financial asset and real estate inflation not just in the U.S., but exported it to other countries flush with cash from Treasury redemptions. On top of that cash, other countries started their QE programs and further levitated worldwide stock markets. The Fed has limited tools to make an economy recover. It persisted with the QE programs (not because the initial results as seen in new private sector spending were encouraging) but because the Fed rationalized that QEs would create a healthy stock market which would then ignite new capital spending. Sounds good, but Congress rightly asks, Why, if this program is such a success, did the U.S. GDP plunge to a negative 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014? Congress worries that the Fed with a balance sheet of trillions of Treasury purchases is nearing its balance sheet limit. One of the reasons that this high stock market has not spurred new property, plant and equipment expenditures is that those participating and making those equity gains are different from the buyers in prior recession recoveries. What is the changed complexion of new buyers? A lot of high grade fixed income and CD investors were pushed into junk bonds and equities. This creates a whole new category of unaware investors unaware that crashes really do happen and coming into the equity market late in the bull upswing. Corporate buybacks of stock are the largest buyers of equities. A huge amount of equity trading is high frequency trading, automated loveem and leaveem in a nano second investors. Ask yourself: will fearful CD investors, or high frequency traders or corporations be likely step up to the plate and be likely buyer in an equity debacle? How will this one-sided market of only buyers of equities suddenly turn into an orderly market when all the buyers want to sell/lighten their holdings? Not possible. As stated so succinctly by Lance Roberts, general partner and chief portfolio strategist for of STA Wealth Management, in his April 30, letter to investors:The point here is that while the current trends (in equities) can last longer than reasonably believed, which is why we currently remain invested in the markets, it is inevitable that things will change. The problem for most is that by the time they recognize that the underlying dynamics have changed it will be too late to be proactive, only reactive. This is where the real damage occurs as emotional behaviours dominate logical processes. Yes, as it is inevitable that things will change, investors need to find some sort of a portfolio solution to ameliorate the effects of a next equity crisis. Investors do not have the emotional fortitude or skill set to handle an equity crisis. Review your with your adviser and determine if you have included an asset class that has the potential to do well in a crisis and therefore buffer the devastation of an equity crisis. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a market specialist with Worldwide Futures Systems. Follow her on Twitter @rohnshowalter and on Linkedin. r y e i m f i jeannette SHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com MONEY & INVESTING Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 Presented by:Thursday, September 4, 2014at the FGCU Cohen CenterMastering The Art Of Communication In partnership with: 11:00 am 5:00 pm Communication Lectures Lunch, Coffee, and Snacks 99LIMITED SPACE$ Active Listening Business Negotiation Public Relations Managing Conict Body Language Communications Technology5:00 pm 7:00 pm Networking Cocktail Party and prize-lled rafes including a vacation giveaway!Subjects covered:Davis Mancini KennedyExpert Power Talks & Seminarsby FGCU Communication Instructors REGISTER AT:www.idsnaples.org/ArtofCommunicationProfits go to local student scholarships and families in need. ON THE MOVE Awards & Recognition Pete Seitz, managing partner of the Longhorn Steakhouse in Naples, has earned Diamond Club status with Darden Restaurants. Harold Weeks, president of the NAACP of Collier County, earned the 2014 James V. Mudd Fellowship award presented by the Leadership Collier Foundation in acknowledgement of outstanding public service. Mark Loren Designs Naples gallery has been named one of Americas Coolest Jewelry Stores by INSTORE, the magazine for the American jewelry store owner. Mark Loren Designs was one of 10 stores to receive an honorable mention and will be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine. Mark Loren Designs Fort Myers gallery received the honor in 2003. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has earned a Pinnacle Award for 2014 from Successful Meetings magazine. This is the 11th consecutive year the resort has earned the distinction. Board Appointments John Thomas Cardillo of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, P.A., has been named president-elect of the Collier County Bar Association. In June 2015, he will become the first president of the CCBA whose father also served as president. Mr. Cardillo is a past president of the CCBA Young Lawyers and is active on the board of the local trial lawyers. He is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law.Chief Stephanie Spell of the Collier County Sheriffs Office and Erin Brahms, a former consultant in the technology industry, have joined the board of directors for Youth Haven. Returning board members for 2014-15 are Jim Jessee, president; Jay Cook, Law Offices of Jay F. Cook, P.L., immediate past president; Brenda OConnor, Naples Yacht Club, vice president; John Clark, Mutual of Omaha Bank, treasurer; Brad Marshall, Stifel, secretary; Bill Goldman; and Scott Koenig, First Florida Integrity Bank. Interior Design Janet Bilotti, ASID and the owner of Janet Bilotti Interiors, has been named Miromar Design Centers August 2014 Designer of Distinction. This is the fourth consecutive year Ms. Bilotti has earned the honor. She earned a bachelors degree from Concord University in Athens, W.Va. Law Heidi Brown, associate attorney with Osterhout & McKinney, P.A., is now a board certified elder law attorney under The Florida Bar. Ms. Brown is a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, NAELA, The Elder Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections of The Florida Bar and The American Bar Association. She received her juris doctor from the College of William and Mary in 2005 and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1997. Her practice focuses on the areas of probate, trust and estate planning and Medicaid planning. Media Terry Duffy has been named group publisher for Palm Beach Media Group, which publishes 12 magazines, including Naples Illustrated and Palm Beach Illustrated, and three websites in the ultra-luxury market. Mr. Duffy joined the company in 2005 as production director and was promoted to director of production and manufacturing in 2006. He is a corporate officer and a member of the companys executive committee. Nonpro t Organizations Joseph Kramp, Ph.D., has been named director of development for the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation. Mr. Kramp earned his doctorate and masters degrees in the psychology of religion from Drew University in Madison, N.J., and an additional masters degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. He has been an adjunct professor of religious studies and philosophy at universities across the region, including FSW. He has also been involved in fundraising initiatives at church-related ministries, institutions of public higher education and hospitals. A writer, editor and reviewer for dozens of articles, papers and books in his field, he also maintains a private practice as a psychologist of religion. Retail Seattle-based Tommy Bahama has signed on as a new tenant at Mercato in North Naples. With an opening slated for late 2014, the new store will occupy 3,282 square feet of retail space and will carry a collection of mens and womens sportswear, swimwear, shoes and accessories. The store will be in a corner space across from Charming Charlie and Second Cup. Travel Della Giovanni has joined Preferred Travel of Naples as a travel assistant. Ms. Giovanni, a 1983 graduate of the Wilma Boyd Career School in Pittsburgh, Pa., has extensive experience in the airline and hotel industries. Lucia DHidalgo Smith has joined Betty Maclean Travel as a luxury travel consultant. Ms. Smith earned a degree in hotel and travel business management at the Universidad La Salle of Cancun Mexico. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S. CARDILLO BILOTTI BROWN DUFFY KRAMP GIOVANNI DHIDALGO SMITH
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Finalists from Collier County that are members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce are Ciccarelli Advisory Services and Pyure Brands LLC; other finalists from Collier County are BUILD LLC and The Thomas Riley Artisans Guild. Finalists that were nominated by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce are Discovery Day Academy and Atilus LLC. Florida Companies to Watch was designed specifically to seek out secondstage businesses from a wide range of industries representing all areas of the state, not just those in major metropolitan areas. In addition to an evaluation on past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state that deem them worth watching. Now that the finalists have been selected, these companies will advance to final judging, where they will be further evaluated based on their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, services or processes, philanthropy and empowered employees. The winners will be announced in late August. For more information, visit flctw. growfl.com. Women Fund makes connectionThe Womens Fund of Southwest Florida has connected Debra Newman, owner of Photo Magic Events, with a $5,000, zero-percent interest loan for business development. Kiva Zip is a pilot program that uses mobile and electronic payment technology to crowd-fund direct, zero-percent interest loans to financially excluded, yet socially impactful entrepreneurs. Photo Magic Events specializes in event photo entertainment for organizations, corporations and individuals and is the first business to receive a Kiva Zip loan endorsed by The Womens Fund. Ms. Newman reached her loan goal in less than 48 hours by attracting more than 40 lenders. Photo Magic Events has also secured new clients from the Kiva Zip exposure to an expanded market. The Kiva Zip loan opportunity is just what I needed to take my business to the next level, Ms. Newman says. I hope to be a role model and resource for other women in the community who have an entrepreneurial dream. The loans are crowd-funded on the Kiva Zip website, where anyone with an Internet connection can lend as little as $5 to a borrower of his or her choice. One of the principal aims of the program is to expand access to business capital. Every day, thousands of small business loan applications are denied by lending institutions. In contrast to traditional banks, Kiva Zip loans are made based on character and trust, rather than credit score or collateral, says Brenda Tate, president of The Womens Fund. 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will likely spend their time in Southwest Florida. Since taking a recessionary dip in 2007, RV sales have rebounded as more travelers return to life on the open road. Our industry is a leading indicator of the economy, says Kevin Broom, director of media relations for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, which represents manufacturers and suppliers. When RV shipments go down its usually ahead of a recession. Its been the case for the last few recessions. Before the current economic downturn, the industry recorded five consecutive years of growth, reaching 390,500 units in 2006 the most since 1981. Shipments starting picking up in late 2009 and have grown every year since, says Mr. Broom, noting 2014 sales are on track to exceed the RVIAs projected 349,400. Manufacturing is up to $15 million from a $10 billion low. Local RV dealers and parks are also reporting increased sales and occupancy. Were doing very well, says Timothy Lowry, marketing manager for North Trail RV Center in Fort Myers. Our business is steaming right along. The whole industry is going through a growth pattern. So much so, that North Trail is in the process of upsizing, building a new service center with 44 bays, a 24,000-square-foot parts department and equally sized administrative and corporate offices opening in October. It will eventually expand its sales space, provide fabrication services and ultimately hire 200 additional employees. The company represents 11 different manufacturers and is the worlds largest dealer of Newmar, which pioneered the slide pop-outs that expand sleeping and living areas. Its fleet includes every class of recreational vehicle a term used for towable fold-out campers to tricked-out motorcoaches with all the luxuries of home. Class A is the top tier and typically the largest and most luxurious (think rock stars on tour or John Madden). More than half of the customers for Charlotte RV Centers consignment RVs are from Charlotte County. We get buyers from all over the country, says Dewey Laforge, general sales manager. We recently had a customer from Oregon. I pointed out to my staff he looked past every RV retailer in the country to get here. The center has also shipped overseas to Denmark, Germany and sent a fifthwheel to France where it joined the circus, literally. We guarantee everythings going to work, says Mr. Laforge. Thats a big part of our business model and we do a good job at it. If someones buying an RV on the street, theyre taking a chance. These things are rolling houses with three air conditioners, a couple of TVs and kitchens. Mr. Lowry says the recession helped weed out the weaker manufacturers, resulting in a limited supply when demand returned. The market came back hard and it created its own frenzy, he says. There are only so many RVs to choose from that have the features a customer wants. People came in wanting units that were bought right out from under them.Kings and queens of the roadRVers tend to start with the travel trailer then work their way up to motorized wheels, which at North Trail cost from $100,000 to almost $1 million. Theres really no typical demographic of these kings and queens of the road. Mr. Broom says the average owner is 48 and the average RV purchase is a $30,000 trailer theyll use for long weekend getaways and weeklong vacations. Those purchasing in the upper echelon the motorhomes tend to be older with the time and means to travel. RVers in general are very unique people, says Mr. Lowry. A lot are very wealthy and very down to earth. They have to be. If they stop at a place that isnt a luxury resort they may be parked next to a travel trailer. But they already have something in common: the RV lifestyle, being on the road camping and seeing America and Canada. Our customers come from every different background you can image someone in Kansas that literally sold dirt and a guy who made software for hotel minibar receipts, retired at 40 and set out with his wife. Charlotte RVs typical buyer is a family spending $30,000 to $70,000. The companys only new product is the Forest River Coachman Viking, a lightweight travel trailer that can be towed by an average SUV, sleeps two to four and sells from $11,000 to $15,000 depending on its floor plan. We brought them in to compete with pop-ups, which have become a big market, says Mr. Laforge. Our trailers have solid walls and sales have been very good. Many RVers enjoy the open road and some like Steve Hunter, a former newspaper publisher and current Realtor, will eventually settle down, usually in an RV park. The RV lifestyle is somewhat of a mystery if youre not familiar with it, Mr. Hunter says. Its a great way to travel. You leave, you drive at your own pace, stop at your own pace. While youre driving, if theres something you want to see, you can take two or three days. Youve got your home right there with you.RVing vs. the ResortRVing is an option travelers choose instead of staying at a resort. Locally, site rentals are as little as $500 a month during the summer and can reach $2,000 during peak visitor season in resort-style parks. Despite rising fuel costs, Mr. Broom says gas prices would have increase significantly to cancel out the savings of traveling by motorcoach. The associations triennial analysis of prices and the RV industry, last conducted in 2012 when gas was $3.39 a gallon, reports a family of four saves 23 to 59 percent in vacation-related costs traveling by RV. When fuel costs do increase, more RVers tend to road trip closer to the primary residence or travel less when they reach their destination.Homes away from homeState and national parks are the top draw for 65 percent of RVers, says Mr. Broom, and Florida is among the top destination states. RVers go everywhere but the more popular places are the South, including Florida, and the west: California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado, he says. Florida hosts 875 of the nations 16,000 public and private RV campgrounds. Twenty to 30 of those parks were built or updated in the past five years, says Bobby Cornwell, executive director of the Florida Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds. During the recession, business fell 15 to 20 percent, considerably less than hotel occupancy rates. December through March is usually the sweet season for local campgrounds, which often post no vacancy signs. Many RV parks are updating their amenities and facilities, offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV hookups and other amenities. The trend in the industry is a mix of size and amenities and price points, Mr. Broom says. Campgrounds are offering activities for kids and luxury motorhome-only resorts have swimming pools, spas and golf courses.Introducing the RV resort lifestyleWhile the sleeping accommodations are determined by whats on those wheels, the rise of more affluent motorhome travelers has prompted many local RV parks to add amenities that rival the resort. Its a trend thats been coming of age the past decade as campgrounds make the conversion and add more amenities, according to Mr. Cornwell. The site map of RiverBend Motorcoach Resort along the Caloosahatchee River near Alva resembles a masterplanned community with its inland lakes, 315 landscaped lots and three clubhouses. Its even gated. Resale lots are listed between $53,000 and $190,000, says Mr. Hunter, a Realtor, RVer since the 1970s and a RiverBend resident for 10 years. Weekly, monthly and seasonal rentals are also available. I can say without exaggerating that RiverBend is the premier Class A motorhome resort in the country, says Mr. Hunter. The resort has been built in phases since 2000. It has its own water and sewer treatment plants and its list of amenities include a riverfront clubhouse with a seasonal restaurant and bar, guest cottages, swimming pool, fishing and boating piers, a fitness center, pickleball, bocce and lighted tennis courts and a host of residents clubs. Its also home to a model railroad village, a speedway for remote-controlled cars plus other interests ranging from bridge to beading and billiards and biking. Its not uncommon to see $2 million coaches, Mr. Hunter noted. We have some pretty spectacular rigs here. Expect to see more RVs next time you hit I-75. 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Registration required by Aug. 8 at 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 napleschamber.org/events. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Pinchers Crab Shack, 28589 Bonita Crossings Blvd. $10 in advance, $15 at the door for members; $30 for future members. Call 992-2943 or email ellie@ bonitaspringschamber.com to register. 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. Call 394-7549 or visit marcoislandchamber.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual trade show, A Business Safari: Quest for Success, from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. For more information, visit napleschamber.org/events. The Collier Building Industry Association hosts the 2014 Sand Dollar Awards dinner and celebration Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, call 4366100 or visit cbia.net. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its 2014 annual meeting and awards luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. Reservations are required by Sept. 24. Tickets are $55 if paid in full by Sept. 5 and $70 thereafter. Purchase tickets at bonitaspringschamber.com. No tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For information about sponsorships, call Cindy Burgess at 992-2943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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The Numbers Stock Development | 2647 Professional Circle | Suite 1201 | Naples, FL 34119 | 239.592.7344BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. *OFFER SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FREE POOL UP TO $40,000 VALUE ON SELECT HOMESITES FOR A LIMITED TIME. ** HOUSE MEMBERSHIP AT QUAIL WEST ON SELECT HOMESITES ONLY. SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OLDE CYPRESS LANTANA NAPLES From the $400s SALE PRICEFree Pool up to a $40,000 value on Remaining Homesites* Golf Membership IncludedLot #41 Orchid II 4/3.5 3,158 sq. ft. $764,155LELY RESORT NAPLES From the $200sAward Winning Players Club and SpaUnit #27-102 Alden WoodsMontego 2/2 1,657 sq. ft. $359,280Lot #75 The ClassicsMajorca 4/4.5 4,089 sq. ft. $1,594,255Furnished ModelLot #6 CordobaTriana II 3/3.5+Den 2,213 sq. ft. $655,490Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableUnit #4503 OlSanta Isabella 2/2.5 1,520 sq. ft. $229,105Lot #14-201 Players CoveMedallion 3/3 2,743 sq. ft. $549,990PASEO FORT MYERS From the $200sUp to $15,000 in Options and UpgradesUnit #4602 Santa Monica 2/2.5 1,509 sq. ft. $234,990Lot #95 Twin VillaCoronado 2/2 1,575 sq. ft. $399,610Lot #198 Ruf no II 3/2.5 2,585 sq. ft. $796,519Furnished Model/Leaseback Available BLACK BEAR RIDGE NAPLES From the $400s SALE PRICE$25,000 Towards Options and Upgrades Only two homes remainLot #44 Montessa 3/2 2,293 sq. ft. $510,190 FIDDLERS CREEK NAPLES From the $600s$15,000 Social Membership IncludedLot #31 Grand Calais II 4/4.5 3,597 sq. ft. $1,578,490 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableLot #20 Victoria Grande 4/4.5 3,897 sq. ft. $1,594,190QUAIL WEST NAPLES From the $700sHouse Membership Included**Lot #31 EscalaPalmhurst 3/3.5 2,822 sq. ft. $963,265Lot #5 La CailleAvarone 3/3.5 3,249 sq. ft. $1,375,000Lot #J79 Estate HomesCapistrano 4/5.5 5,401 sq. ft. $3,495,000 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableLot #J115 Estate HomesBrighton 4/5.5 6,325 sq. ft. $4,495,000 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableTWINEAGLES NAPLES From the $500sGolf Membership IncludedLot #31 WicklowGreenbriar II 3/4 2,949 sq. ft. $1,144,220 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableLot #57 HedgestoneMuir eld IV 4/4.5 3,333 sq. ft. $1,405,000 Furnished Model/Leaseback AvailableFor directions and complete listings of all our communities and inventory homes please visit StockDevelopment.com FLStockDevelopment SAY IT ALLVISIT OUR COMMUNITIES TODAY AND ENJOY SPECIAL SUMMER PRICING ON MOVE-IN-READY HOMES!7communities in Southwest Florida to choose from50model homes for you to tour 53 move-in-ready homes available now450 awards in the past 13 years ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES
' Put over 30 years of successful Real Estate experience to work for you!Get started by logging onto:www.TraceyYoung.com View ALL Florida Properties www.TraceyYoung.com Tracey YoungLuxury Estate Agent, Top Producer 1031 Exchange Specialist239-209-7511 Tracey@TraceyYoung.comVisit My Website Scan Here! Estuary in Grey OaksPrivate Lake and Golf Views from this Former London Bay Model. Over 9,000 SF with 5 bedroom suites, 7 full baths, 3 half baths, 4-car garage, Koi pond, aming waterfalls, wine cave, butlers pantry, 2-story library with elevator to game room and 3-D theatre. Beautifully remodeled and updated throughout$5,745,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213505206 LOOK Whos Ready To SELL! Audubon Private EstateNaples. Largest estate lot in Audubon Country Club. Magni cent 12' mahogany entry doors, 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, rich wood study, separate guesthouse, 200' lanai and 4-car garage. 6,650 SF and over 14,000 SF total. Originally $3.8MNow $2,500,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213504263 VineyardsAvellino Isles Waterfront. Lives like a villa with 3 bedroom suites, 3.5 baths, wraparound lanai and 2-car garage. Fabulous community center with tness, giant pool, social room and kitchen. Offered TURNKEY FURNISHED with exceptional furnishings$645,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213011065 TIBURON Castillo #2850 Penthouse #103. Enjoy 3 bedrooms, family and living rooms, private elevator with security, 2-car garage and short walk to tropical pool and spa. Make your best offer now. A Medallion membership may be discounted with this condo purchase. FURNISHED$689,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214032200 TIBURON Castillo #101Waterfront Lives like a villa with a large waterfront lawn. Two bedrooms plus den. Panoramic views of 3 lakes and golf course without a cart path in your way! No mandatory membership required. This residence is also available for a quick closing$499,500 www.TraceyYoung.com/213509098 TIBURON Bolero #101. Prime Bolero location across from the Golf Club! 2 bedrooms plus den, 2-bath cul-de-sac rst- oor location. Lives like a villa with lots of privacy. Hunter Douglas Luminette blinds, granite kitchen with light cabinetry and a breakfast bar opens to the living area$438,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/212015414 WATERFRONT TIBURON Norman Estates Villa. Just listed! Enjoy 20' ceilings. Custom upgrades include: stone/bamboo ooring, barrel ceiling, master morning kitchen, outdoor kitchen and lanai surrounded with cascading waterfalls. 3 bedroom suites; separate 1-bedroom cabana with morning kitchen. Over 3,250 SF$1,399,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214000593 JUST LISTED Black Bear Ridge. Motivated seller! Elegant 2006 model home with direct western exposure located in Naples newest gated boutique community. 4 bedrooms, of ce, living and family rooms in 3,000 SF. Upgrades galore! Great community clubhouse just steps away. ANNUAL LEASE INCOME OF $60,000$764,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213019220 LAKEFRONTVentana in TIBURON #401. FURNISHED MODEL with 1 bedroom and 2 full baths. Corner end unit with lots of windows and light. This is the LEAST EXPENSIVE PROPERTY IN TIBURON! Great rental potential with tenants waiting to lease for the 2015 SEASON! MAKE YOUR BEST OFFER NOW$399,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214042256 Spectacular Renovation of the Grey Oaks Gabriella Model! NOW SOLDCOLLIER'S RESERVEUnique Estate: $1,150,000 EDEN ON THE BAYLakefront Gem: $697,000 COVE TOWERSWaterfront Condo: $670,000 TIBURON Ventana Penthouse #505: $875,000 TIBURON Castillo Penthouse #103: $660,000 TIBURON Esperanza #201: $899,000FURNISHED RENTALSTIBURONMarquesa Royale Penthouse #301: 3 bedroom+den/of ce, 3.5 bath and killer views! Medallion Golf Membership included; $16,500/month TIBURON Ventana #403: 2 bedroom/2 bath with Signature Golf Membership; $6,000/month TIBURON Ventana #103: 2 bedroom/2 bath with extended outdoor lanai; ANNUAL rental at $3,000/month TIBURON Ventana #306: 1 bedroom/2 bath with Signature Golf Membership; $5,000/month TIBURON Bolero #101LAKEFRONT: 2 bedroom+den with Medallion Golf Membership; $9,000/month PELICAN MARSH, Ravenna Penthouse #202 LAKEFRONT: 3 bedroom/3 bath, elevator and 2-car garage; $5,800/month PELICAN BAY, Pebble Creek #105: 3 bedroom/ 2 bath, garage, walk or tram to private beach club; $5,800/month NEW LISTINGJUST LISTED Ventana in TIBURON #103. TURNKEY FURNISHED and immaculate 2 bedroom/2 bath with a special private extended open lanai outside your golf course view screened balcony$489,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214042900 NEW LISTING PENTHOUSE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 B21 12567 Colliers Reserve DrivePENDING SALE COLLIERS RESERVESothebys International Realty and the Sothebys Intern ational Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.firstname.lastname@example.org cherylturner.com CHERYL TURNER239.250.3311 TALIS PARK 16766 Prato Way, NaplesVerrocchio model grand estate home built by WCI. Home features: media room, library/billiard room and beautiful lake and golf course views. Golf membership available. $2,895,000Call or Email for Details! Janine RendanoREALTOR(239)405-2994JRendano@AmerivestRealty.comDaniel WalshREALTOR(239)404-3000DWalsh@AmerivestRealty.com Serving Naples, Bonita Springs and EsteroAMERIVESTREALTYOFNAPLES.COM10001 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34108 MLS#214012764 Richard DrosteREALTOR239email@example.comJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today!Homesites on Marco Island The Market is Moving! 1664 Villa Court Great street; wide water views. 173 Gulfstream Inland lot; near park and YMCA. 91 S. Heathwood Inland; super low price.Marco Inn Villas $139,500 Delightful 1BR/1BA unit with updates. Complex on the water, beautiful grounds. Wonderful amenities. AWESOME LOCATION GET YOUR DEAL NOW Fountains $99,000 Adorable end unit with lake views. 2BR/2BA plus carport. All new windows. Furnished. 55+ COMMUNITY1570 Villa Court $350,000 Large lot. 3BR/2BA with all large rooms and a great pool. Good family/starter home. Western exposure. ON A CUL-DE-SAC Prices reduced on move-in ready homes by Minto at TwinEaglesMinto Communities announces special inventory home pricing incentives on two move-in ready Minto homes at TwinEagles. On lot 39 in the Lockford neighborhood, the Prestwick is priced at $651,420, including lot. This price reflects a $25,000 incentive reduction. The Inverness, on lot five in the Wisteria neighborhood, is offered at $642,235, including lot, which reflects a $45,000 incentive With 2,642 square feet under air, the Prestwick has two bedrooms, 2 baths and a study as well as a formal dining room in a great room design. There is a covered screened lanai and two-car garage.The Inverness is 2,899 square feet under air and includes a great room that opens to a designer kitchen, breakfast room and covered screened lanai. It also includes a formal dining room, three bedrooms, study, three full baths and a three-car garage. Two furnished, Parade of Homes award-winning Minto models also are open for viewing at TwinEagles in the Lockford neighborhood. Minto offers eight new home designs at TwinEagles, ranging in size from 2,642 square feet to 3,811 square feet under air and priced from the $500,000s to $1 million. Golf membership initiation fee in the championship TwinEagles Golf Club is included in the purchase price of every Minto home at TwinEagles. The Minto sales center at TwinEagles is open from 9 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call (888) 655-7576 or visit mintofla.com. Prestwick Inverness
41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 O ak Coconut 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>$400,0001 VANDERBILT BEACH GULF BREEZE 21 Bluebill Avenue #B-306 $415,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Roya Nouhi 239.290.9111 >$500,0002 BONITA BAY MONTARA 3244 Montara Drive $529,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Valerie Bee 239.398.3055 3 BRENDISI AT MEDITERRA 29140 Brendisi Way #201 $598,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$1,000,0004 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $1,000,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Call 239.594.9400 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm 5 FIDDLERS CREEK CHIASSO 9314 Chiasso Cove Court $1,275,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 6 GREY OAKS ISLA VISTA 2056 Isla Vista Lane $1,670,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Erik David Barber 239.513.6391 7 MARCO ISLAND DUNNFOIRE 530 Collier Boulevard South #303 $1,675,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 8 MARCO ISLAND DUNNFOIRE 530 Collier Boulevard South #202 $1,685,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 9 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court $1,725,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty John DAmelio 239.961.5996 10 ISLA MAR AT OLDE NAPLES 1010 5th Avenue South $1,775,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009711 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 12-5pm12 FIDDLERS CREEK ISLA DEL SOL 3852 Isla Del Sol Way $1,880,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 >$3,000,00013 QUAIL WEST 28950 Somers Drive $3,850,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$4,000,00014 PORT ROYAL 3380 Rum Row $4,995,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Beth McNichols 239.821.3304>$9,000,00015 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 13 14 11 7 8 9 12 1www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 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 Powerfully engagingBook critic Phil Jason finds courageous characters in new young adult romance. C14 Older, betterVintage clothing, accessories can be highly collectible. C18 Sit back, relax, enjoyTrattoria Abruzzio makes it easy and delicious. C27 SHOT in the U.S.A.Naples Art Association contest draws photographs from around the country BY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent PHOTOGRAPHY HAS INCREASINGLY BECOME A PURSUIT FOR the masses, thanks to the proliferation of cameras, whether its snapshots from ever-present cell phones or from a pocket-sized point-and-shoot. That trend has also led to an upswing in interest in the medium as artistic expression, says Jack OBrien, curator for the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples. People are thinking more about photography and taking good photos, Mr. OBrien says. That makes them good gallery visitor, because theyre starting to see what a photographer has to go through to create really great work. Photographys burgeoning popularity played a major role in NAAs decision to create its Camera USA: National Photography Award and Exhibition contest in 2010. The 2014 exhibition opens in The von Liebig Art Centers Frederick O. Watson Gallery with an awards reception from 5:30-7:30One with Nature, Tohnia Alexander, Clinton, Wash. Barrel Racer, Thomas Scott, Punta Gorda Iconic Manhattan, Morris Herstein, NaplesSEE SHOT, C4 Take away the art of writing from this world, and you will probably take away its glory. Francois Ren de ChateaubriandWe tend to agree with Monsieur de Chateaubriand. And as is our custom this time of year, we aim to inspire some glorious writing our annual Writing Challenge. Two winners will receive tickets to the Sanibel Island Writers Conference Nov. 6-9. Use this photo as a starting point for your creative process and come up with a narrative work of fiction (no more than 1,500 words). Well acc ept your original stories in Word format or pasted into the body of an email. Deadline for the first round is midnight Friday, Aug. 15. There will be more photo prompts in the months to come. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Well print some of our favorites every week. No snail mail copies will be accepted. Be sure to include your name, address and contact information with your submission. The earlier we receive your submission, the better your shot at being printed. For more information on the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, visit fgcu.edu/siwc. Thanks for writing, and good luck. Wanted: Creative writers who are up to a challenge
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 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 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS An ode to older menIve come to the South of France for the summer to escape Floridas oppressive heat and to spend time with like-minded artists and writers at this retreat in a remote mountain village. I didnt come for any love entanglements, but theyre impossible to avoid at a place like this. Over lunch recently, a new writer friend confessed shes having a fling with one of the artists whos also staying here. I tried not to look scandalized, but I couldnt help raising a skeptical brow. My new friend is my age, in her mid-30s, but the artist is in his 50s. Not in his 50s, my friend said. Hes about to turn 50. We had this conversation on the terrace beneath a pale blue sky with the smell of lavender swirling on the breeze. A bee hummed in the rose bush near our table while my friend and I passed a plate of butter cookies back and forth between us. But still, I said and stopped, unsure how to finish the thought. But still, hes so much older than you? But still, what kind of relationship are you anticipating? But still, I mean, can he even I didnt dare say any of it aloud. My friend must have read my thoughts because she smiled co yly and spoke in a low voice. Hes very good, she said. I stopped her with a raised hand before she could go any farther. Please spare me the details. My friend sat back and laughed. Fine. But you should know that hes a catch. Which got me to thinking. The myth of the seductive older man must exist for a reason. After all, older men are more certain about their place in life than men my age. Theyve ticked goals off their list, theyre more financially secure and theyve had half a lifetime to work out exactly what it is they want. Not to mention the years of practice in other, shall we say, more intimate areas. But the very best part of being with an older man, my new friend told me, is his sense of gratefulness. Men our age, she said, only seem to notice whats wrong: the unshaven legs, the imperfectly sized bosom, the rear thats not as firm as it once was. But her older lover? He genuinely enjoys every part of me, my friend confided. When I think of the men my age, the ones I have known romantically and also as friends, I think of the relentless way they criticize women so that we come to think of ourselves as diminishing when truly we are still in bloom. My new friend tells me that her soon-to-be-50-year-old lover is nothing but appreciative of his windfall of 35-year-old flesh. My mother has said more than once, You need to find yourself an older man, and Ive always shaken my head and rolled my eyes the way all willful daughters do. But now I wonder if maybe she hasnt been right all along. To hear my new friend tell it, older men are an untapped resource that, frankly, might be worth tapping. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com d
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. It will remain on display through Sept 26. The juried competition is limited to 50 photographs, one from each entrant. The winner receives the $5,000 National Photography Award, along with travel expenses and hotel accommodations for the preview reception and award presentation. Camera USA is limited to U.S.-based photographers. This years entries must have been taken after Jan. 1, 2012, in any of the 50 states. The nationwide contest owes its start to a juried show for local photographers the NAA held in 2004. We had a really nice response, Mr. OBrien says. We thought it would be nice to open it (the competition) up and make it bigger. There are a lot of photographers who like to participate and have their work shown. Its a medium that really has grown. Camera USA entries are also on the rise, with a record-setting 202 candidates this year, up from 183 for the 2013 contest. Applications came from across the country, as well as Florida. After completion of the jury process, 46 photographs by photographers from 17 states were selected for this years exhibition. There are two entries from Naples, and one each from Fort Myers and Punta Gorda. We seem to get a pretty good sampling of the country, says Mr. OBrien. Its pretty steady that were getting people who find this compelling and enter, even though they might not have heard of Naples before. The jurors for 2014 are: Clyde Butcher, an award-winning, large-format view camera photographer celebrated for his black and white landscape photographs and, in particular, his photographs of the Florida Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve. Dan Biferie, chair of the School of Photography at Daytona State College and a senior professor at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach. Frederick Voss, a museum consultant and retired Smithsonian Institution senior historian and curator who resides in Virginia. There are no restrictions regarding the subject matter of the photos, but this year, as in the past, iconic American places and ideas, such as Joshua Tree National Park, inner city scenes and the countrys waterways emerged as common themes, Mr. OBrien says. Some photographers seem to go off the beaten track, he adds, citing images that depict the decay of rural areas, such a photo of an abandoned farmhouse in Ohio, as example. Theyre not following the same trail as everyone else, so its very interesting. The winner of Camera USA 2013 was first-time entrant Tony Hertz of Pismo Beach, Calif., who was recognized for his black-and-white Gnarled Wave, 2012. Mr. Hertz, who is also participating in this year, came away very impressed with the submissions as well as with the art center and its staff. The contest, I thought, was very competitive, he says. I imagine the judges had a difficult time choosing the best in show, so I feel quite fortunate that I was chosen. I guess it was the right place, right time with the right equipment, he adds about his winning shot. The preview reception will be from 5:30 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 and include a wine bar, non-alcoholic beverages, hors doeuvres and treats from Sweet Gingers Gelato. There is no charge for Art Association members and the fee for nonmembers is $10 per person. SHOTFrom page 1 Camera USA: National Photography Award and Exhibition>> Opening reception and awards: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Free admission for Naples Art Association members, $10 for others. >> Exhibit dates: Aug. 11-Sept. 26 >> Where: The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., downtown Naples >> Info: 262-6517 or naplesart.org BUTCHER BIFERIE VOSS Landing at Liberty Park, Catherine Vitale, Amagansett, N.Y. Driftwood Beach ( Jekyll Island, Ga.), David Wright, Appleton, Maine. Tracks, Dunes & the Moon (Mojave Desert, Calif.), Patrick Walsh, Lakewood, N.J. Irrigation, Sandy Gennrich, Stamford, Conn. Wotans Throne (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona) Erik Harrison, Salt Lake City, Utah. Garage at Old Lincoln Highway, Hayesville, Ohio, Sherry Stephens, Wellington, Fla.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 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. 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 Aug. 10 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. The Morning After the Night Before the Wedding Aug. 15-24 by Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org. Ongoing Exhibits Extraction & Deficit Works by Ecuadoran artist Cesar Aguilera at The Naples Depot Museum through Oct. 31. Open reception Aug. 8. 252-8476 or colliermuseums.org. See story on page C11. 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. Beauty At The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs through Aug. 28. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. 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. 8211061. 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, Aug. 7 Garden Tour Naples Historical Society offers tours of The Norris Gardens from 10-11 a.m. today and Aug. 21. $10, free for NHS members. Reservations required. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164. Live Jazz Dan Heck and Rebecca Richardson perform at 7 p.m. 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. Summer Nights A DJ plays from 7-11 tonight and every Thursday at Barbatella. 1290 Third St. S. 2 63-1955. 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 Al Romas takes the stage at House of Brewz in Gulf Coast Town Center tonight through Aug. 10. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedyclub.com. Open Mic Frankie Colt hosts open mic night starting at 9 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 435-9333 or southstreetnaples.com. Friday, Aug. 8 Photo Show The Naples Art Association hosts the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 2014 Camera USA photography competition and exhibit from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. Free for NAA members, $10 for others. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. See story on page C1. French Cooking Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life of Naples leads a class in French country cooking from 6-8 p.m. $60. 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com. Smokeys Birthday The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center celebrates Smokey Bears 70th birthday with two-for-one admission ($5) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about Rookerys Bays prescribed burn program and how it actually helps prevent wildfires and rejuvenate plant and animal communities. 300 Tower Road. rookerybay.org. Wine & Canvas Dagnys Spirits hosts an evening of wine and painting from 6:30-9:30 p.m. $35. Reservations required. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241 or dagnysspirits.com. Saturday, Aug. 9 Spirit of In honor of the Spirit of 5 celebration weekend, the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida offers free admission for military veterans from 1-4 p.m. today and Aug. 10. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. 2639200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.org. 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. 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 Black Cat Bone performs from 7-10 p.m. at Chrissys Tavern & Bistro. 3340 Tamiami Trail E. 775-0101 or chrissystavern.com. 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. Latin Night West Side Tropico performs at 8 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Sunday, Aug. 10 Ommmm Whole Foods and Naples Yoga Center offer a free yoga class from 10-11:30 a.m. Pre-register at Whole Foods customer service. 9101 Strada Place. 552-5100. Fresh Goods The Collier Boulevard Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11725 C ollier Blvd. 206-4339. Opera at the Movies Silverspot Cinema presents a transmission of Opera Paris performance of The Tales of Hoffmann at 6 tonight and 1 p.m. Aug. 12. silverspot.net. Reggae Sunday The Floribbean Allstars take the stage at 10 p.m. at South Street City Oven & Grill. 435-9333 or southstreetnaples.com. Monday, Aug. 11 Jazz Jam Jebry and friends gather for a jazz jam from 6-9 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Film Night The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a screening and discussion of Ruby Blue 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. 12 History Tour The Naples Historical Society offers tours of Historic Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $10, free for NHS members. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Wine Tasting Barbatella hosts a tasting of Antinori wines starting at 5:30 p.m. $25. Reservations required. 1290 Third St. S. 2631955 or barbat ellanaples.com.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 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. 13 Walking Tour Docents with the Naples Historical Society lead walking tours of the Third Street South historic district setting out at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday. $10 for NHS members, $16 for others. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOKidzAct of The Naples Players presents Hairspray Aug. 8-10 on the main stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. See how Tracy Turnblads life takes a crazy turn when she tries out for The Corny Collins Show. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $20 for adults, $10 for students. 434-7340 or naplesplayers.org.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining TWO 1 pound lobsters with Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Established 1976 239-263-9940 Established 1979 239-263-2734 www.napleswaterfrontdining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $26.95 Expires 8/31/2014 Not good with any other offer.The Real Taste of Naples The Flavor of the Gulf Coast ARTS COMMENTARY Adventures in the world of foreign filmsIve been catching up on some foreign films lately you know, the ones that so rarely play in our area, or are here and gone before you can even say, One adult, please. Two happen to be Israeli, two French. Delicacy (2011, French), directed by brothers David and Stephane Foenkinos, stars Audrey Tautou, that pixie-ish actress most known from the whimsical Amelie. She and Francois (Pio Marmai) are madly in love. Theres a great romantic scene with the two standing together as snow falls on them and the camera swirls around them in 360 degrees. The two marry and are enjoying domestic contentment when Francois goes out for a jog and is killed in a traffic accident. Nathalie has to face life as a young widow. Bereft, grieving, having lost her appetite for life, she throws herself into her job, until one day, she kisses the most unlikely man: Marcus (Francois Damiens), a Swede who works for her. Hes clumsy, and somewhat ordinary, but charming in an offbeat kind of way. This is a film about how one woman faces life after a loved one dies. The movies tagline is: A new romantic comedy about Love, Fate, and other Delicacies. The movie is not as well developed as I wouldve liked, but it was unpredictable; I was never quite sure where it was going or what was going to happen next.Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010, French), a look at the life of French singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, is as whimsical and surrealistic as his songs. Directed by comic book artist Joann Sfar, it incorporates Mr. Sfars drawings and animation to tell the tale of a young Jewish boy in Nazioccupied Paris who grows up to be one of the Frances biggest pop stars. In this movie, cats talk and an image on a street poster comes to life and chases the boy down the street. In his youth, Gainsbourg is a precocious, cigarette-smoking boy who tries to charm women twice his age. As an adult, portrayed by Eric Elmosnino, hes misogynistic and self-destructive, a tragicomic character. He has affairs with singer Juliette Greco, sex kitten/ actress Brigitte Bardot and English actress/singer Jane Birkin. In the s, (decades before Flo Ridas suggestive song Whistle), he writes Les Sucrettes (Lollipops), causing much controversy. He scandalizes the country with a song (Je Taime Moi Non Plus) thats considered so sexually suggestive (for the time) that it gets banned in Spain, Italy and the UK. He continually thumbs his nose at society and convention. His reggae parody of La Marseillaise is met with shock. When hospitalized, he calls the press to capitalize on it. Why get sick if no one can pity me? he asks. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is as loopy and dreamlike and sexy as Gainsbourgs lyrics.Fill the Void (2012, Israeli) was written and directed by Rama Burshtein, the first Orthodox Jewish woman to direct a film about Hassidic Jews for wide distribution. Like Delicacy, its a film about love after death. In this case, its Shiras older sister who dies in childbirth, leaving behind a motherless infant and a grieving widow, Yochay (Yiftach Klein). Shira is the daughter of a Hassidic rabbi, and all of the action takes place within their community in Tel Aviv. When it looks as if Yochay might marry a woman in Belgium and move there, taking the infant with him, Shiras family begins pressuring her to marry her brother-in-law. A very nave 18-year-old, Shira is not sure what she wants. Shes uncertain of her feelings, and not always articulate or assertive. Fill the Void is fascinating in its behind-the-scenes portrayal of an Orthodox family and community. It may feel too slow moving for those used to American commercial movies, but it contains great depth and grace. Some have compared it to Jane Austens novels, with women having to follow the restrictive rules of the society in which they live. Some scenes may feel frustrating or puzzling to those who have fought so hard for equal rights for women. Director Ms. Burshtein has said in her directors notes that her film takes place in a world where the rules are rigid and clear. The characters are not looking for some way to burst out of that world. Instead, they are trying to find a way to live within it.Footnote (2011, Israeli), directed by Joseph Cedar, is both a comedy and a drama. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The story revolves around a father and son, Eliezer (Shlomo Bar Aba) and Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi), respectively, who are both professors in the Talmudic Research Department of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son is popular, very sociable, while the father, bitter about his lack of recognition, isolates himself among his scholarly books. One day the father receives a phone call from the minister of education, congratulating him for being awarded the coveted Israel Prize. However, the son soon discovers that there was a mistake; the committee meant to give him the prize, not his father. This is a funny and bittersweet movie about secrets, academic politics and jockeying, and the strange inability of fathers to connect with their sons and vice versa. (And theres a fabulous scene, worthy of the Marx Brothers, that takes place with the Israel Prize Committee, held in room thats just too small to comfortably contain them all.) Mr. Cedar, the director, introduces scenes with titles that cleverly appear, as if on a microfiche. This all probably sounds a little esoteric and unexciting. Academic rivalry and competition? Ho-hum. But you dont have to be a Talmudic scholar to enjoy it. It was great fun to watch, a real treasure. h a J a E B nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com
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Equity and non-Equity auditions (principal/chorus) for TheatreZones 10th anniversary season will be held by appointment Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14, at the G&L Theatre on the campus of The Community School, 13275 Livingston Road in Naples. Founding Artistic Director Mark Danni says more than 100 professional actors from across the country will tryout for one or more of the seasons 50 available roles. Local actors are encouraged to audition as well. The season opens in January with Mack & Mabel and continues with Sweeney Todd (the two lead roles have already been cast, but eight Equity roles and six non-Equity roles are available), Brooklyn The Musical (African American and Latino American actors needed), and Neil Simons Theyre Playing Our Song. To secure an audition appointment or for more information, email Mr. Danni at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 449-2323. Sides are posted at theatrezone-florida.com. 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 considera tions of principal and secondary roles. Chorus auditions are for singers of all ages who will perform alongside professional singers at the Naples Philharmonic in a fully staged production of Puccinis La Boheme Thursday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 22, at ArtisNaples. Audition appointments for the chorus can be scheduled by emailing Robin Frank at email@example.com. General auditions require 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 Ms. Frank at the above address for consideration for a live audition. 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. 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Thunder cracks, rain pours and four high school students unwittingly get swept up into the mouth of a tornado. This is seen via one of the students cameras, and its a rollercoaster jolt into action that lets the audience say, All right! Here we go! which is exactly what you want from a prelude. Then were introduced to the main characters and are immediately bored. Videographer teenage brothers Donnie (Max Deacon) and Trey (Nathan Kress) dont get along with their domineering father Gary (Richard Armitage, The Hobbit) now that their mother is dead. Donnie has a crush on Kaitlyn (Alycia Debnam Carey) and joins her in an abandoned factory to help with her school project. Storm hunter and aspiring documentary filmmaker Pete (Matt Walsh, Veep) has nothing after three months of chasing storms, for which he blames his meteorologist Allison (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead). Petes crew also includes Jacob (Jeremy Sumpter), who understands how stupid it is to put oneself in the line of a twister, the token black guy Daryl (Arlen Escarpeta) and Lucas (Lee Whittaker), whos introduced early on and then completely forgotten about. There are also the redneck idiot daredevils Donk (Kyle Davis) and Reevis (Jon Reep), who seek YouTube hits in return for their profound stupidity. All the while a series of tornadoes are approaching their small Midwestern town, each more deadly and destructive than the last, ending with THE BIGGEST TORNADO IN THE HISTORY OF EVER in the finale. If the characters seem taken straight from the disaster movie playbook, they are. But who cares? Into the Storm is all about its wow factor, its ability to keep the viewer wide-eyed and jawdropped and saying some derivation of oh, s#!% as each visual effects sequence is unveiled. In this it only moderately succeeds. Some sequences, such as the tornado that catches fire and the airplanes that are blown away (literally), are spectacular. Others, especially one in which thin funnel clouds surround the storm chasers, look cheap and fake. A quick bit of research reveals seven visual effects companies worked on the film (because the effects take so long to render, different companies are hired to work on specific scenes), and I daresay not all seven will be hired again in the future. Unsurprisingly, director Steven Quales (Final Destination 5) futile attempts at emotion fall flat. This is partially a byproduct of actors struggling with rote dialog as a wind machine blasts them in the face, and partially because we never feel the need to care about the characters. Only one rescue scene stands out as legitimately tense and pulse pounding; all other near-death scenes are there because theyre supposed to be, not because they need to be. Theres a difference. Interestingly, Into the Storm is opening a week after Sharknado 2: The Second One debuts on the SyFy Channel. While the visual effects are better in Storm, the story is just as simplistic and the dialog, though not intentionally Sharknado cheesy, struggles for conviction. In other words, Into the Storm is clearly a step above the so-bad-theyregood Sharknado movies but not by much, and thats hardly a ringing endorsement. w d T H f a dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> Shooting for Into the Storm ended in September 2012, meaning it took nearly two years to complete the visual effects work. A year or so is standard, but this can vary: Avengers: Age of Ultron is shooting now and is scheduled to open May 1, 2015; Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is also shooting now and wont open until May 6, 2016.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 Vintage designer fashions hot items on the auction circuit BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELVintage clothes can be inexpensive additions to a wardrobe, but sometimes vintage designer items are very expensive. A recent auction sold Hermes and other famous branded purses for thousands of dollars each. A used, limited-edition Hermes Noisette Gulliver Leather Quelle Idole Kelly Doll Bag in excellent condition sold at auction in April 2014. The humorous bag, with a smiling face, leather arms and feet, and a silver-colored metal nose and eyes, brought $18,750. The price included the dust bag and box. Dozens of other used purses sold for more than $10,000 this year. Vintage designer purses are relatively new to auctions. They probably would not have been offered 20 years ago. Q: We have a chest of drawers that has been in my family since the 1930s. It has six drawers with dark burled wood fronts and diamond-shaped pulls with enamel drops. The label on the back says, Sligh Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. Do you have any information? A: The Sligh Furniture Co. was founded in Grand Rapids in 1880 by Charles R. Sligh. The company was a mainstay of the citys furniture industry in the early 1900s, when Grand Rapids was considered the Furniture Capital of the World. At first Sligh made inexpensive walnut bureaus with mirrors. Later it manufactured bedroom sets, chiffoniers and wardrobes in many styles. By the mid-1920s, Sligh claimed to be the largest manufacturer of bedroom furniture in the world. The company closed in 1932 but was reopened the next year by Slighs son, Charles R. Sligh Jr., in Holland, Mich. The company went on to make grandfather clocks, office furniture and entertainment pieces. In 2011 Sligh was sold to Lexington Home Brands of Thomasville, N.C. Sligh chests like your 1930s piece sell today for $100 to $300. Q: I was office manager for a renowned big-game hunter, lecturer, photographer and fisherman. In 1970, he gave me a bracelet that he said was made from elephant hair. Can you give me any information about such a bracelet? Im wondering how the value of something like this will be affected by the new laws about ivory. The bracelet appears to be made of seven strands of hair, or it could be just one long strand. The strands are slipped through knots of hairs so that the bracelet is adjustable. A: Elephant-hair bracelets have been made for more than 1,000 years and are supposed to protect the wearer from harm, ward off sickness and bring good luck. Amelia Earhart wore an elephanthair bracelet for years, but was not wearing it on her last flight in 1937 when her plane disappeared. Bracelets KOVEL: ANTIQUES 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 100% of Fishing Team Entry Fees are Paid Out to Winning Teams and Individuals!100% of donations collected from sponsorships, silent auction sales, and ticket sales are donated to these amazing organizations.CAPTAINS MEETING FRIDAY, AUG. 15Pinchers Crab Shack Tiki Bar at Wyndham Garden Motel 6890 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 Registration 4-8pm (cash bar) (no boats accepted afterwards)Dining 6-8pm (cash bar and buet style nger food) Rules and Questions 8-8:30 pm (cash bar) Adjournment 8:30pm (anglers may depart) Cash Bar | 8:30 CloseWEIGH IN AND AWARDS BANQUET SAT., AUG. 16The Fish Tale Marina, 7225 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 Weigh In 4pm 8pm (any boat not in site of weigh master by 6pm is DQ)Food Service and Cash Bar 4pm close Silent Auction | Bidding: 4pm 8pm Award of Bids 8pm 9pm Awards 9 10:30pm 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Calcutta, Top Junior Angler, Largest Snapper and Cobia Pinchers Crab Shack serving ON SITE at FishTale Marina until 10pmVisit Us Online for Details and to Register Today!www.GrouperGrapple.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 C19 This Kelly Doll bag, a used Hermes limited edition, sold for $18,750 at a Heritage auction held last spring in New York City. are made from an elephants tail hairs, which can be 2 or 3 feet long. The hairs are trimmed to a uniform thickness and boiled to soften them so they can be molded into shape. Poachers kill elephants for their tusks, but might also harvest the tail hair and sell it. Reputable companies sell elephant-hair jewelry made from hair that is shed naturally and found on the ground, so that is legal. Wear your bracelet. The natural oil on your skin will help preserve the bracelet. Your vintage elephant-hair bracelet is worth about $35 to $50. Q: We inherited a collection of photographs that we would like to know more about. Each photo comprises duplicate prints pasted on a very hard card. The name Keystone View Company is listed on the side of the photos. This is printed at the bottom of one of the cards: (97) 19163, Hail to the Heroes! Returning Troops on March En Route to Camp After Leaving Transport, New York Harbor. On the back of that card is a story about the pictures on the front. We have about 100 of these cards. Are they valuable? A: You have a collection of stereo cards. When two almost-identical pictures are viewed through a stereoscope, it produces a 3-D image. Stereoscopes were popular from the mid-1800s into the 1930s. The Keystone View Co. was one of the largest manufacturers of stereo cards, and had offices in several countries. The company was founded by Benneville Lloyd Singley in Meadville, Pa. in 1892. Keystone first published a series of stereo cards picturing World War I soldiers, battlefields and other military sites in 1923. Keystone became a subsidiary of Mast Development Co. in the 1960s and closed in 1972. The value of stereo cards is determined by maker and subject. A single card is worth $5 to $10. A complete set of World War I cards sells for about $100 to $150. Tip: Remove traces of gum, adhesive tape and other sticky tape by rubbing the glue with lemon juice. 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. THE NETWORKING EVENT OF THE YEAR! PRESENTS$95 per personTicket Includes Networking, Speaker, Reception, Dinner and Valet Parking To Purchase Tickets, Please Visit naplesg roup.net For Additional Information, Contact Marie Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org 239.262.5662 THIS IS AN EVENT YOU WONT WANT TO MISS! 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Jennifer G., via emailA: The lovely lady LaNasa currently is co-starring in the new USA drama Satisfaction, which also stars Matt Passmore and Stephanie Szostak, and airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. Katherine plays Adriana, the hard-edged, high-end madam who lures unhappy husband and father Neil Truman (Matt Passmore) into becoming one of her male escorts. While some had their doubts as to her taking on this role, she knew it was one she could hone and make her own. She recently told me: It was definitely really outside the box, so I liked that about it. I knew how the part read, but I had this feeling that I could really do something different with it. Its always nice when you take it in a different direction, and they say, Yes! When (writer/executive producer) Sean (Jablonski) saw my take, he told me he just knew that I was the person. The same thing happened with Sophia (Bowers, Deception). Its fun in these serial soaps to have a character like Adriana or Sophia, but I think that the writers want there to be something not pushy about them. I seem to be able to manipulate most of these characters in that way. I always feel like I take a nod from the Barbara Stanwycks of the world. I felt like those ladies really knew how to do it. They were complicated, strong and dark characters in the forefront, and it was a lot of fun. Ive been lucky to get to play those types of characters in these past few series. Q: Can you tell me what Naomi Watts has coming up? She is always such a joy to watch. Nathan H., Fresno, Calif.A: The versatile and award-winning actress recently started work in a prominent role in Insurgent and Allegiant, movies two and three of the Divergent trilogy. Naomi plays Evelyn, mother of Four and leader of an insurgent rebel group, the Factionless. Shell also give viewers more of a glimpse into the background of her son, Four (played by Theo James), the restrained and self-contained Dauntless leader. Shooting began this summer in Atlanta, and is scheduled for a March 20, 2015 premiere date. Q: Is Boardwalk Empire returning for another season? Gord, Mission, British ColumbiaA: The Emmy Award-winning HBO drama will return for its fifth and final season on Sept. 7. This eightepisode season takes place during the depths of the Depression in 1931, wherein Enoch Nucky Thompson (played by Steve Buscemi) recalls his Atlantic City roots and plots a postProhibition future. Says series creator Terence Winter: We look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or email her at email@example.com. LANASA Program Supported by: 585 Park Street Naples 239.262.6517 naplesart.org Presents Michael Levine, Face in the Trees8/8 @ 5:30 p.m. Preview Reception for Camera USA: National Photography Exhibition and Award 2014 and Pictures in Process: Photography by Naples Art Association Members. Enjoy classy art and a fun and social evening with wine & hors doeuvres. Entrance is $10 for non-members and free for members. 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Expires August 14, 201420% OFFAll Purchases! Bath & Body Home Fragrances French Jewels French Gourmet Provence Fabric Gifts & Books The largest choice of Provence Products 100% Made in France878 Neapolitan Way, Naples(on the left of FedEx)(239) 963-9030 BuyProvence.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 theNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. THIS WEEK ON WGCUTVTHURSDAY, AUG. 7, 11 P.M. Charlie Rose From studios in New York City and locations around the world, Charlie Rose talks to people in every field who have a great story to tell. FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 9 P.M. Dick Cavetts Watergate From 1972-74, the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of The Dick Cavett Show. Mr. Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 7 P.M. Jimmy Van Heusen Swingin with Frank and Bing Oscar-winning composer and test pilot Jimmy Van Heusen wrote highflying songs for his legendary pals, including Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. SUNDAY, AUG. 10, 8 P.M. Return to Downton Abbey Savor a mix of fond memories from the past four seasons of Downton Abbey and get a taste of the upcoming fifth season. Actress Susan Sarandon hosts the program, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, clips and interviews. MONDAY, AUG. 11, 9:30 P.M. Suze Ormans Financial Solutions for You The central theme of this show is that financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of the goal of money, which Suze Orman defines as to make you feel secure. TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 10 P.M. Brain Change with David Perlmutter, M.D. The neurologist reveals that carbs are destroying the brain, and outlines a 30-day plan for optimum health. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 11:30 P.M. ADD & Loving it A lively romp about the symptoms of adult ADD and the five keys to turning it from a hidden handicap that sabotages your life to an ally that allows you to soar. Return to Downton Abbey, Aug. 10 Dick Cavett's Watergate, Aug. 8
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Summer Swing SpecialsSummer Tennis Court Membership $350 Unlimited court use now through September 30th (8am 9pm with reservations) Membership for up to 2 people Private Lessons Package $300 5 private lessonsFor information call the Tennis Shop at 239.594.6033 or email the Tennis Director at Adri.Atkinson@waldorfastoria.com. 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 | WALDORFASTORIANAPLES.COM CLUB NOTES Gamma Phi Beta alumnae are invited to join the Summer Lunch Bunch on the second Monday of the month. The next meeting is Aug. 11. For location and reservations, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420 or email email@example.com. The Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae chapter of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island meets for lunch at noon Monday, Aug. 11, at Sea Salt, 1186 Third St. S. RSVP no later than Friday, Aug. 8, by calling Joyce Wilhelm at 598-0988 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the chapter, visit naplesmarcoislandbonitasprings.kappaalphatheta. org. Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at Interstate-75. The next meetings are Aug. 12 and 26. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins, 3585 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. The Aug. 14 meeting will be devoted to finalizing plans for the annual Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation 5K Run/Brain Power Walk taking place Saturday morning, Aug. 30, at Lowdermilk Park. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. Guests and new members are always welcome at meetings. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. The Naples Digital Photography Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Edison State College-Collier Campus, Building J-Conference Center. The next meeting is Aug. 14. Guests are always welcome. For more information, visit www.dpi-sig.org. The Gardeners of Southwest Florida club presents a class about adding fish ponds and other aquatic features to your garden Saturday morning, Aug. 16, at the home of the presenter, who will also lead a tour around her 10-acre property. Attendance is free, and attendees are invited to bring plants to exchange. For more information, contact club leaders Pater Kacalanos and Suzzanne Cherney by calling 331-2858 or emailing email@example.com. The Democratic Womens Club of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month in the Walden Oaks Professional Center, 6710 Lone Oak Blvd. The next meeting is Aug. 16. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance invites members and all orchid lovers to its monthly meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. in Naples. Guest speaker Jim Longwell will discuss the butterfly or chid, a beautiful and easy-togrow Florida native. Mr. Longwell has been growing orchids for over 26 years and has accumulated more than 50 American Orchid Society awards, including hobby grower Best of Show at the Miami International Orchid Show. He served in the AOS judging program for several years and is the former owner of Sanctuary Orchids. Alliance members are encouraged to bring their own orchid specimens for the monthly judging. An orchid raffle will help raise money for future programs. Attendance is free, and guests are welcome. For more information, call 498-9741. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit www.naplesnewcomers. com. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and F riends of Lesbians and Gays a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Aug. 21. Call 963-4670 for location. The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the American Legion Post 303, 27678 Imperial Shores Blvd. in Bonita Springs. The next meeting is Aug. 26. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is John Dykhuis of Naples. For more information, visit www.ussvi.org/ base/naples.asp. The Naples Press Club has scheduled a series of happy hour networking events to take place from 5:30-7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at various locations. Members of the working press are welcome to join club members. Appetizers are provided and there is a cash bar. The next gatherings are at M Waterfront Grille in the Village on Venetian Bay, Aug. 28; and FISH, also in the Village, Sept. 25. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.COURTESY PHOTOSOrchid expert Jim Longwell will discuss Floridas native butterfly orchid when the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets Aug. 21.
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All forms of medicaid and medicaid HMO DOUGLAS GOTTSCHALK, DO The second annual Craving Fashion, a celebration of food and fashion that benefits Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida, takes place Friday, Sept. 26, at Waterside Shops. More than 30 restaurants have signed up to serve their specialties. Tickets are $50 and include tastings from all restaurants. There will be an open bar. Purchase tickets at cravingfashion2014. eventbrite.com. For more information, call Nannette Staropoli at 676-9756. The American Girl Fashion Show to benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida returns to the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club with seatings at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. The event showcases historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their American Girl dolls. Local young models (and their dolls) present the fashions. An American Girl doll salon and pop-up bookstore will be set up. Tickets for $100 will be available in September. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call Nicki McTeague at 3436106, email Nicole.McTeague@LeeMemorial.org or find American Girl Fashion Show, Southwest Florida on Facebook. The third annual Evening in Monte Carlo to benefit the Physician Led Access Network of Collier County is set for Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Naples Yacht Club. Guests will enjoy professional regulation casino-style gaming as well as music, food, drink and a silent auction. The evenings celebrity host will be actor/writer/comedian Scott Adsit of Chicagos Second City and NBCs Rock. Tickets are $150. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available beginning at $1,000. For information, call 776-3016 or visit plancc.org. The 56th annual NCH Hospital Ball takes place Saturday, Oct. 25, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years event will benefit the hospitals cardiology program. Co-chairs are Cortney and Kevin Beebe. Invitations will be mailed in late August. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call 624-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The ninth annual Wishmakers Ball: Magical Moments to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida takes places Saturday, Jan. 17, at Quail West Golf and Country Club. Honorary chair of the evening is Brenda BoothBrown; co-chairs are Jenny Foegen, Dylan Sanders and Amy Sedlacek. The goal is to raise funds to enable Make-A-Wish to grant 30 wishes to children in Southwest Florida. Tickets are $250; sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $2,500. For more information, call Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or email lcolantonio@ sflawish.org. For more information about Make-AWish, including how to grant a wish or get involved as a volunteer, visit sfla.wish.org. Naples Botanical Garden celebrates the opening of the Eleanor and Nichole Chabraja Visitor Center with cocktails, dinner and dancing under the stars Thursday, Jan. 8. Tickets start at $300. Formal invitations will be mailed in the fall. For more information, call 643-7275 or visit naplesgarden.org. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to benefit charities serving children takes place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, in private homes and at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Co-chairs for the 2015 event are Elaine Hawkins and Dorothy Fitzgerald. Tickets are $500 for the grand tasting and auction, $1,500 for a vintner dinner and the grand tasting and auction. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit swflwinefest.org. Champions For Learning hosts its inaugural Night of Champions in celebration of its 25th year and to honor community leaders who are connecting Collier County students to their future. The evening is set for 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. For information about tickets and sponsorship tables, call Marylee Tirrell at 643-4755 or email email@example.com. Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples holds its first Backyard Bash: Kick Off! tailgate party Saturday evening, Oct. 25. Put on your team colors, gather your friends and get in the spirit to support hands-on educational opportunities for children and families visiting Cmon. The evening promises to bring out the inner child of grown-up fans of every sport, from football and baseball to soccer, lacrosse, tennis, swimming and cricket. Games and a silent auction will encourage friendly rivalry. Naples Beach Brewery will provide beverages, Crave Culinaire will cook up the main meal, and Ritas Italian Ice will serve sweets. Co-chairs are Jennifer Jarvis Urness, Roxanne Werner and Rachel Linse. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,500 for an MVP table of eight. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 260-1714. The 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 4303934 or visit lighthouseofcollier.org. Its never too early to mark your calendar for galas and fundraisers in the season coming up. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organizations event in Florida Weekly. Email details to editor Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.SAVE THE DATE BROWN
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 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 avenaples.com I 2 3 9 5 9 8 3 4 7 3 Corner o f Airport & Vanderbil t Locally owned & operated ~ in t h e Bar or Dining Room ~ SA N G R IA S U N D A Y $ 3 Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Sangria ( Huckleberry and Peach ) TEQ Q U IL A T U E SD A Y $ 5 Margarita or Tequila Shooter ( Cazadores ) WINE D O W N WE D NE S D A Y $ 3 house selected red and white wine s T HR O WB A C K T HUR SD A Y $ 3 W ell Martini or Manhattan PRE-REGISTRATION Tacos & Tequila August 8 at 8 p.m. or call today 239.263.4384 489 Bayfront Place, Naples239.530.2225 Bene tting St. Matthews House Presented by the Rhino LodgeSaturday, August 16, 2014BAYFRONTTAVERN ON THE BAY$3000 First Prize$500 Second PrizeAll the Fish You Normally Trash are Keepers $400 Per BoatTeams of 4Captains Meeting Friday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m.Call 239.263.4384for More Information or Visit naplesrhinolodge.com PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews:Incas Kitchen, 11985 Collier Blvd., Naples; 352-3200 I loved this place when it was just a little hole in the wall. Now that its blossomed into a big, sleek establishment with a full bar and expanded menu, its better than ever. Chef/owner Raphael Rottiers continues to bring Peruvian flavors to American palates in a way that has earned the Golden Gate restaurant a loyal following. On this visit, I loved the Paracas mussel shooters (shot glasses containing lime juice, rocoto peppers, cilantro, onions and mussels); a spectacular mixed ceviche rocoto apiscado (octopus, calamari, shrimp and fish in a vibrant sauce tinged with Peruvian rocoto pepper and Peruvian brandy), tiradito (escolar in a soy-citrus sauce); fluffy green tamales with cilantro beef sauce; aji tarwi fish (corvina grilled atop eggplant aji amarillo soffrito and purple mashed potatoes) and corvina con tacu tacu (topped with red onions, tomatoes and aji amarillo on a fat cake of rice and lima beans). Lucama cheesecake was a heavenly ending. Full bar. Food: Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed May 2013 Masa, Mercato, 9123 Strada Place, Naples; 598-0887 Masa successfully bridges old-world Mexican cooking and modern approaches and ingredients. Its a venture of the DAmico Family of Restaurants, which includes Campiellos and Caf Lurcat in Naples. Expect to find a range from traditional to trendy: richly flavored cocoa-infused chicken mole, as well as a ceviche pairing snapper and shrimp with bits of fried plantain and diced mango. Even chili rellenos gets a new twist courtesy of a roasted jalapeno filled with crumbled chorizo, apples and Chihuahua cheese. A sampler platter of tacos, sopes and tamales would be a welcome addition; the tamales alone were redolent of fresh-ground corn and came with rave-worthy frijoles churros studded with pork. For dessert you cant go wrong with lush tres leches cake or churros dipped in molten chocolate. Masas modern Mexican food, stylish atmosphere and stellar service will leave you wanting mas. Full bar. Food: 1/2 Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2013Restoratives Caf, 20461 S. Tamiami Trail, Estero; 949-6715 This breakfast and lunch restaurant is the creation of Chef Jay Gillmore, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando and has worked at numerous Southwest Florida restaurants. He launched this artsy little caf in August 2013 with his brother, Tim. With its chalkboard menu, rustic lumber and impressive wall of locally produced paintings, Restoratives has a do-it-yourself vibe backed by rock music that nonchalantly suggests this place has more hipster cred than your typical diner. Soup is a good bet, based on our basil tomato-herb and snakebite cheddar renditions; we liked the cheesy richness and the interplay of smoky Guinness barley and tangy cider in the latter. Among eight sandwich offerings, the brisket torta was well conceived and executed, with juicy, tender beef topped with melted queso blanco, pickled chilies, pico de gallo and sour cream. Dont pass up the fresh juice offerings. Food: Service: Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed October 2013Sam Bucco Bistro, 14700 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 592-6050 Attention to detail, a staff that delivers excellent service, a worthy wine collection and a menu of well-crafted primarily Mediterranean dishes make Sam Buccos a long-time favorite with a large following. Although the eponymous Sam Tadros has opened another restaurant (Figs Grille) a few miles north, his business partner Adel Khalil ensures that the restaurants high standards remain intact. From a tempting list of appetizers, I can recommend the Turkish grilled calamari paired with arugula, endive, lemon and balsamic vinaigrette, as well as the eggplant tourine strips of eggplant layered with fresh mozzarella, avocado, roasted red peppers and tomatoes. Theres pasta for those who want it, but theres so much more as well. Mediterranean shrimp featured jumbo shrimp in garlic and herbs served with eggplant timbale, roasted tomatoes, scalloped potatoes and tomato basil oil. For carnivores, the grilled New York strip comes with zesty chimichurri, vegetables, pesto and mozzarella. Bite-sized desserts are perfectly portioned. Try the rice pudding studded with pine nuts and raisins or the coconut Key lime cheesecake. Full bar. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2013 Thai Udon Cafe, Magnolia Square, 5926 Premier Way, Naples; 596-7331 Tasteful artwork, soothing earth tones and soft (volume, not genre) jazz greet customers at Thai Udon Cafe. Thaiborn Khwan Sawai and her husband, Naples Philharmonic cellist Adam Satinsky, have created this multi-cultural oasis where the menu overflows with Thai and Japanese specialties. A classic papaya salad with shrimp, shreds of green papaya, carrots, green beans and peanuts, was sweet, tart and spicy, as ordered; tum kha soup with shrimp and miso soup both proved to be faithful renderings. The special pad Thai studded with chicken, pork, beef and shrimp was a symphony of textures and tastes. The kitchen also did a fine job on seafood and vegetable tempura. The standout: mussels basil, with vegetables and savory brown sauce. And, for dessert, we finished with a lovely dish of sticky rice and mango. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2013 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 7-13, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 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 VALID UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2014A NOT to Miss Fun NightVergina Proudly AnnouncesGentlemens NightLadies Youre Absolutely Invited Every Wednesday Night This SummerDrinks & Appetizers 1/2 Off All Night From 8:00 PM Till Close Live Entertainment! LUNCH SPECIALSandwich with Soup or Salad and More plus Soda, Iced Tea or Coffee$10.95Offered Daily from 11:30 AM-3:30 PMBAR 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 PMEARLY DINNER SPECIAL $18.953 Course Per PersonSUMMER SPECIAL $23.954 Course Per Person Sunday through Thursday20% OFFREGULAR MENU ANY TIME DAILY CUISINESavory Italian fare seasoned with a bit of humorIt becomes obvious that Trattoria Abruzzio is no chain establishment as soon as you sit down and note the hand-painted sign conspicuously posted over the passthrough to the kitchen: BEWARE. Real Italian cooking is going on in this kitchen. At any moment screaming, arguing, yelling, cursing and other normal activities associated with Italian cooking could break out! A second sign, posted right next to that one, reads: PLEASE just sit back, relax and most importantly, enjoy the food!! These are the primary messages the Laccetti family wants to deliver. Well, really, its the second one more than the first. We heard no altercations from the kitchen and the two arched passageways between the cozy dining room and even smaller kitchen are plenty large, so it would not have escaped our notice had any bickering occurred. What owner Paula Laccetti and her brother, Chef Ettore Laccetti, have created (with help from Nonna Vanna, who creates the stuffed peppers, lasagna and fresh pasta) is a harmonious, casual dining spot on the Vanderbilt Beach Road side of the Pavilion Shopping Center. You cant see it from the street, yet it was packed on a Saturday in July, indicating this little restaurant has built a loyal following that includes families with young children, date-night young couples and older clientele gathering with friends. One of the things I liked about the menu was that there were interesting variations on the usual suspects. Rather than fried calamari, Abruzzo offers fried calamari, shrimp, scallops and zucchini. Theres a sauted mussels and clams dish for a starter, too, and pasta options range well beyond the standards. Wanting to try the house-made pasta but realizing our limitations, we opted for one appetizer, a pasta dish and two entrees (which come with side salads). Salads arrived first, filled with a fresh mix of greens and a creamy, well-seasoned house-made vinaigrette. We were just finishing the salads when our appetizers arrived, requiring us to shuffle plates with the server attendant delivering the food. It wasnt long before we were tucking into the calamari Adriatico ($11.99), sauted calamari with artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes served with crusty bread perfect for dipping into the sauce. Just chewy enough without being rubbery, the calamari rounds blended well with the tangy olives, milder vegetables and savory broth. Even better were the fragrant agnolotti nonno Paolo ($17.99), large tender halfmoons of ravioli stuffed with Parmigiano and fontina cheese and topped with porcini mushrooms and a hint of truffle oil. The rich woodsy scent of mushrooms wafted over the table as the server set it down. The dish tasted as delicious as it smelled. Once again, the plates remained on the table when our entrees arrived. And once again, we had to shift the used plates around in order to make room for the new ones. (This sort of thing happens now and again but should never happen twice in one meal, especially in a place small enough that the kitchen can clearly see whats happening at the tables. Either the kitchen was producing too quickly or the service staff was moving too slowly.) The entrees were as fragrant and attractive as the appetizers. The snapper Livornese ($24.99) consisted of a goodsized fillet topped with Kalamatas, capers and anchovies in a light marinara sauce. In the hands of a less experienced chef this dish can be overly salty, but Chef Laccetti achieved just the right balance, the marinara mellowing the tangier ingredients. The fish was flaky and cooked just right. Pollo ortolona ($17.99) was an impressive plate of boneless chicken breast sauted with shiitake mushrooms, herbs, garlic and demi-glace and a touch of grand reserve balsamic reduction surrounded by a bed of colorful fresh arugula. The chicken was tender, the sauce subtle, and the arugula added crunch and a slightly bitter note that worked well with the sauce. We finished by sharing a slice of lemon tart that featured creamy lemon custard in a firm crust. And, as a bonus, singer Livio Ferrari arrived just as we began to eat dessert. He sang Italian classics a cappella and did a fine job of it, taking requests and adding yet another charming Italian touch to the meal. Overall, the dinner was bountiful and well executed. The only problem was that the meal seemed rushed. While the restaurant only has 10 tables and so the need to turn the tables is clear, a slightly more leisurely pace might have allowed the staff to remove one course before the next arrived. Id also recommend the restaurant figure out a way to lightly chill its red wines before presenting them, particularly during the summer. The 2011 Villa Remotti Barbera Dasti we had with our meal had lovely notes of currant, black cherries and prunes but would have been more enjoyable still were it about 10 degrees cooler. Warm wine and overly rapid table service are problems that are relatively easy to fix. On all the big issues food, hospitality and atmosphere Trattoria Abruzzo gets it right. karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Trattoria Abruzzo>> Hours: Lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MondaySaturday; dinner 4:30-9:30 p.m. every day >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $5.99-$12.99; entrees, $16.99-$24.99 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served >> Seating: Tables indoors or on the front patio >> Specialties of the house: Italian >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: trattoriaabruzzo.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Pavilion Shopping Center, 835 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 596-8010SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAmong the house-made pastas, the agnolotti nonno Paolo ravioli stuffed with cheese and topped with mushrooms and truffle oil was a standout. Livio Ferrari sings for the Saturday night crowd. Sauted calamari, artichokes, Kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes make for a great starter at Trattoria Abruzzo.
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