www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 9 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A14 CLUB NOTES A22 HEALTHY LIVING A28 PETS A30 BUSINESS MEETINGS B4 NETWORKING B7-8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 PUZZLES C12 FILM REVIEW C15 CHEF PROFILE C39 INSIDE L Landmarks close. Local leaders retire. Time marches on.ETTERMANS RETIRING NEXT MAY. LENO CALLED IT QUITS IN FEBRUARY. THE ALLMAN Brothers Band played its last show at the Beacon Theater in October. After hitting a final RBI single against the Boston Red Sox, Derek Jeter walked off the playing field for the last time, leaving behind a legendary run with the New York Yankees. Flux is constant. Change, inevitable. There are pillars and institutions, fruit stands and restaurants, leaders, activists, voices and standouts that define eras and the character of a place at a given time. Then stores close. People lose jobs. Missions get accomplished. Folks retire. Time passes. This week, Florida Weekly marks some of Southwest Floridas passages of note. SEE PASSAGES, A8 Comedy CabaretA night of laughs for Friends of Foster Children, and more Society photos. C30-35 Stars in the ArtsUnited Arts Councils newest honorees shine as leaders on the local cultural scene. C1 Fishing for dataProfessional anglers called on to beef up fish stock. B1 PASSAGESNaples-based production company ITZ Studios started filming its newest entry into reality television, Million Dollar Listing Naples: Billionaires Coast, early this month by featuring a new Port Royal home thats on the market for $22.9 million. The series will showcase real estate deals from the beginning of the listing process to close. The Port Royal estate is represented by Jackie May of Berkshire Hathaway, who saw the chance to participate in the reality Reality TV finds a new home in Naples Ring in the newLet our guide be your guide to New Years Eve. C1 BY LINDSAY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com SEE TV, A24 COURTESY PHOTOThe home where filming started for Million Dollar Listing Naples: Billionaires Coast was built by Michael Passidomo and is listed for $22.9 million.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 COMMENTARY American strength, American justiceThe enemies of the United States have long underestimated the resolve and the ferocity of Americans who have been attacked en masse. Our response to them traditionally has not been political, but cultural, social, moral and righteous. In that triumphant righteousness, perhaps more than in any weapon or battle strategy lies our greatest strength. We have exercised it not simply by triumphing in war, but by subsequently triumphing in peace and its related strategies: civility, relative generosity, tolerance and even some empathy for enemies we have been, and remain, justified in loathing. Just or not, however, war is hell, as Civil War Gen. William T. Sherman once said. And war on the ground is famously known to bring out the best and the worst in Americans or anybody else who champions it or becomes victimized by it. In World War II, for example, while Marines in the Pacific fought vicious battles in which uncommon valor was a common virtue, as Admiral Chester Nimitz described what he saw at Iwo Jima, they also behaved in ways we dont run up the flagpole of remembrance and pride. In a documentary about the fighting on Peleliu, for example, one veteran remembered a fellow Marine spotting gold teeth in the mouth of a wounded and conscious Japanese soldier. That Marine pulled out his knife, approached the man, and began to cut the teeth out of his head. The Marine recalling that moment noted that he had walked over and shot the prisoner, to end his suffering. But such torture, whether to gain gold teeth or intelligence gold, was not the standard, nor was it ever the policy of American leaders who were in or out of the field of battle. On the whole, Americans did not torture the Germans they captured, or the Japanese. That policy dated from the beginning of the war and was established by the president, by federal elected officials, by high-ranking military officers, and by commanders in the field, historians report. In part the American policy was a moral position and in part it was a strategic gambit if we didnt torture them, maybe they wouldnt torture us, Roosevelt and others figured. In the Pacific, we didnt take many prisoners until late in the war. The racism of our own troops may have played a role along with the Japanese themselves, who were famously trained not to surrender. They expected to be killed, and when they werent, they sometimes talked. In the European theater, we learned that torture didnt work, according to U.S. Army personnel of German-Jewish extraction who were trained to interrogate German prisoners. Instead, Americans used both kindness and threats the threat of turning over Germans to the Russians, who had no such compunction about torture, anymore than the Japanese, the Germans or the Chinese had. All of them committed countless grotesque and inhumane acts against their prisoners. But we did not, apparently, both as a matter of policy and, usually, as a matter of practice. To be able to make that claim now is not only nearly unprecedented among nations of power and global sweep, but it remains a sterling emblem of a nations extraordinary character or has until recently. Even in Korea and Vietnam where atrocities occurred, torture was never condoned by American leaders. But now an exhaustive Senate report created by both Democrats and Republicans shows unequivocally that a former president, vice president, Washington staffers, and heads of the Central Intelligence Agency systematically ordered and condoned the torture of prisoners captured by Americans after Sept. 11, 2001. For the first time since before Abraham Lincoln served as president beginning in 1861, American leaders have not only admitted it, but theyre aggressively defending their actions (waterboarding, raping with rectal tubes, and so on) in a public media campaign designed to convince you and me that they did the right thing. A few things need to be said about this right off the bat. First, these are facts based on CIA records. The facts are not in dispute. We systematically tortured prisoners. Second, these prisoners were or are heinous men some of them. Others were wrongly held. But whether the torture worked in gaining intelligence, and no matter how evil the prisoners, is irrelevant (the facts show that the torture did not work in any key or significant way). And third, the American leaders who did this and condoned it after first lying about it have not only broken our laws, but theyve deeply undermined our greatest strength as Americans: that we are not like our enemies. We will kill them if they come after us, but we will not behave like they behave. Ever. Theres unprecedented power in that insistence. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and others betrayed that power. Theres unequalled righteousness in that insistence. Theyve surrendered that righteousness in our names. When people post Facebook photos of bodies falling from the twin towers on 9/11 and write, This is why I dont care how we get our information in other words, by torture Im deeply sympathetic. But I also recognize that theyve misunderstood our character, our greatest weapon, and our innate toughness and grace. So Im humiliated to have to write this column and to point out two Florida residents who not only are now defending this betrayal, but feting it: retired Air Force psychologist James Mitchell, who paddled up the Myakka River near his home recently with an investigative reporter from Vice News to talk about his post-9/11 contract with the CIA (he designed the torture program, records show); and retired former U.S. Rep. and CIA head Porter Goss, who let the agency do its dirty work along with his predecessor, George Tenet, and the man who followed him, retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden. If we want to set a better example of American righteousness than the one we have now surrendered to our enemies, we will prosecute these individuals evenly, fairly, and in a very public court of law. h t r w h t roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 OPINIONTake a stand and live longerI am tempted to begin this piece with the familiar admonition, I hope you are sitting down. But I will not, for reasons that soon will be apparent. A while back, Runners World magazine carried an article entitled Sitting is the New Smoking Even for Runners. The headline alone gave me chills, but the story itself was downright horrifying. A growing body of research shows that people who spend many hours a day glued to a seat die at an earlier age than those who sit less even those sitters who exercise, the magazine reported. Gone in a flash were the days of blissful ignorance, when I smugly assumed that a brisk eight-mile run was a serious down payment on a long and healthy life. Little did I know that the ensuing hours, when my posterior was planted in a chair pursuing such activities as writing, reading, eating, watching television or just lazing about, not only were eroding the gains earned through exercise but literally were shaving precious years from whatever time I have left on earth. Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative, seems to be the go-to guy when it comes to what is called sitting disease. According to the good doctor, for every hour we sit, we lose two hours of life. So, lets say you sit nine hours a day which researchers say is just about average for most people. Thus, if you are typical American sitter (and I know I fall into this category), you will lose 6,570 hours of life, or 274 days in an average year. And it doesnt matter if you sprint up Kilimanjaro every weekday, do triathlons on the weekends and eat only organic beans and sprouts. Your sitting will deny you 274 days of living, year in and year out. Heres some more cheery news from Dr. Levine: Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death. Experts say sitting is linked to a veritable profusion of deadly ailments, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and depression. The only way to stem this insidious plague is to sit less, which sounds like a piece of cake but, in reality, poses numerous problems if you have a traditional office job or are a long-haul trucker or have any occupation that imposes sitting. The ingenious Dr. Levine has come up with a treadmill desk, but good luck getting your boss to go out and buy one for you and your co-workers. You might try simply standing while you work, but, again, that usually requires some sort of special desk, even if it lacks an attached treadmill. For those who are tempted to dismiss Dr. Levine as some wild-eyed alarmist, consider this: The American Cancer Society conducted a 14-year study involving 123,000 people and found that women who sat more than six hours a day were 40 percent more likely to die during the course of the study than those who sat three hours or less a day. For similarly situated men, the death rate increased by a more modest but still alarming 20 percent. This sitting stuff has thrown me for a loop. I quit smoking more than 40 years ago. Shortly before I gave up cigarettes, I began running. I figure after consulting my mound of moldering training logs, which I cling to as if they were the Dead Sea Scrolls that over those four decades I have run in the neighborhood of 37,000 miles. I love the simple act of running, and I dont regret a single one of those miles. But couldnt all that sweat at least buy me an additional day or two? Apparently not. It would seem that the running has been for naught (from a longevity standpoint) undone by time spent on my rear end. Moreover, recuperating from the astonishing array of running injuries I have endured from plantar faciitis to Achilles tendonitis to calf tears to quadriceps strains to a pulled groin muscle has resulted in long stretches that, you guessed it, necessitated more sitting. (An aside: When I sustained the groin injury more than 20 years ago, I visited my physician, a 300-pound wag who disdained exercise in general and running in particular. Doc, I pulled a groin. Well, he mused, looking up from my chart, I hope it was your own.) Exercising, quitting smoking, none of it was enough. When the final accounting is made, it may turn out that sitting on my butt not the cigarette butts was my downfall. To you young people, who still have time to mend your ways, heed the warning and get up and get with it. Dont take this crisis sitting down. f c i h a s d bill CORNWELLSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINION rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Christmas at the Battle of the BulgeSir, this is Patton talking ... You have just got to make up Your mind whose side Youre on. You must come to my assistance, so that I may dispatch the entire German Army as a birthday present to your Prince of Peace ... Prayer of Gen. George S. Patton, Dec. 23, 1944It is with Pattons plea to the Ultimate Commanding General that Stanley Weintraub opens his book, Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944. Its the tale of the worst Christmas for American soldiers since Valley Forge. The Allied breakout from Normandy after D-Day had convinced Gen. Dwight Eisenhower that the war with Germany would be over by Christmas, but as the Allied advance slowed, the Germans planned a counterattack through the Ardennes forest. Behind the cover of the thick forest and the horrid weather, the Germans scored initial successes, creating the bulge in the Allies line. The troops fought in conditions that would, in other circumstances, have been a winter wonderland, among evergreen trees freshly covered in snow. The inclement weather favored the Germans, delaying reinforcements and neutralizing Allied air superiority. American casualties reached at least 80,000 throughout the course of the battle. Soldiers who were lucky created makeshift Christmas trees by hanging grenades on pine trees. But GIs who were captured by the Germans were packed into boxcars in unsanitary conditions and got almost nothing to eat. They filled the time wanly singing carols, Weintraub writes. The Germans complained that it kept them awake and threatened to shoot if the songs didnt cease. At the front, German loudspeakers broadcast across the lines, How would you like to die for Christmas? Americans didnt intimidate so easily. One American soldier in the encircled city of Bastogne commented to another, Theyve got us surrounded the poor bastards. When a German commander demanded the surrender of the Americans at Bastogne, Gen. Anthony McAuliffe famously responded Nuts! Gen. Patton, who had been looking forward to thrusting toward the Saar region of Germany, instead had to relieve Bastogne. Earlier, he had badgered his chaplain to pray for optimal conditions for an offensive. The chaplain noted that it isnt a customary thing among men of my profession to pray for clear weather to kill fellow men. Undeterred, Patton asked, Are you teaching me theology or are you the chaplain of the Third Army? Patton distributed a printed prayer for good weather to his troops and made his own appeal, noted above. The weather improved, and Patton wrote in his diary, A clear, cold Christmas, lovely weather for killing Germans, which seems a bit queer seeing Whose birthday it is. By early January, the Germans were forced to withdraw from the Ardennes, and the Allies were at the Rhine by March.One schoolmaster returning to his blasted classroom after the battle found a message scrawled on the blackboard from a distraught German officer: From the ruins, out of blood and death shall come forth a brotherly world. Unlikely as it seemed at the time, he was right. The Allied victory created the predicate for a free Europe at peace. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. 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PROFILES IN PARADISENaples Performing Arts Center founder works at what she lovesWhen I participated in Dancing with the Stars for the benefit of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, I learned a foxtrot routine with my professional dance partner, Lori Oliver. Patient, energetic and enthusiastic, Lori always acted as if learning our dance routine was the most important item on her calendar even though she was learning routines with four other participants in the competition. And she volunteered her time, even though she has numerous commitments as a wife and mother and the founder and CEO of the Naples Performing Arts Center. NPAC provides excellence in arts education to local students through a diverse curriculum while fostering creativity, building self-esteem, developing students love for the arts and preparing them for life. The centers school of dance offers lessons in everything from ballroom dance to tap, hiphop and jazz moves. The school of drama offers an award-winning musical theater program (NPAC students have won the top award, Excellence in Acting, at the Junior Theater Festival two years in a row) that includes acting lessons, stage preparation, costuming and more. Throughout the year, students have several opportunities to perform on stage at local events and in various competitions. The centers school of music offers vocal lessons and private music lessons in piano, violin and guitar. NPAC also has a high-energy, fast-paced choir for children ages 5-18. The center itself is an elegant space thats also available for meetings and special events such as parties and wedding receptions. Lori grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and attended a school that specialized in the performing arts. She was in her first show, The King and I, at the age of 5 and continued to be in shows every year until she graduated from high school. Performing arts, musical theater, voice lessons, piano lessons and dance dominated the majority of her extracurricular activities, although she was also a cheerleader all through high school as well. She graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, earning a bachelors degree in behavioral sciences and psychology, and went on to pursue a masters degree in educational psychology at Bradley University. She initially pursued a career as a high school guidance counselor and then a college guidance counselor. But while she enjoyed her new career, she missed the creative side of her life and wanted to be back in the performing arts. When she moved to Naples, she began working at First Baptist Church Naples as the director of the annual Living Christmas Tree. She directed the extravaganza for eight years and also served as musical theater director and high school drama teacher at First Baptist Academy. She says her love of the performing arts came from years of watching her mother direct a 100-voice choir. She thought her mothers productions were amazing, and she remembers saying to herself, I want to do that when I grow up! Lori is most proud of Beauty and the Beast, the first show she directed at NPAC. When the children received a standing ovation, she says, I realized my dreams had finally come true! Lori has directed Dancing with the Stars for Literacy Volunteers of Collier County for the last seven seasons. Two years ago, her dance partner was NBC2 news anchor Chad Oliver. The pair won Best Dance for their swinging, jiving version of Youre the One that I Want from Grease. The experience started a friendship that eventually led to engagement and marriage. Lori is the woman of my dreams, says Chad. We dont like to be apart, he adds, so when it comes to Naples Performing Arts Center, Im right there with her changing light bulbs, working backstage, pulling curtains, whatever it takes. Were a team. She chimes in: I am married to the most wonderful man in the world. She enjoys her role as a mother and is proud of her children Allie, 12, and Luke, 8. Abbey Road is their four-legged Labrador child, she adds. Lori is making another mark in the community by adding her keen eye for direction to some of the biggest galas and community events in town. She directed the entertainment for last years grandopening gala of the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, and she most recently directed the American Girl Fashion Show at the Naples Beach Hotel in support of the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. She is currently working on directing a special show for The Immokalee Foundation. I have always believed that if you find what you love to do and find a way to get paid for it, you will never work another day in your life. I believe that wholeheartedly, she says. Watching children develop confidence and build their self-esteem as a result of the performing arts is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done. h d t c r bobHARDEN firstname.lastname@example.org Talking points with Lori OliverAdvice for your children: Dream big. Believe in yourself. Take risks. Guilty pleasures: Anything from a bakery.What makes you laugh: My husband makes me laugh from my belly. He is a constant show.Skill you wish you had: I wish I was good enough at tennis to best my husband.What you are most proud of: My children. They are amazing people. They are talented, kind, loving, funny and smart. They make me want to be a better me.Pet peeve: People who speak negatively about others.Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: Waking up here every day!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 NEWS A7 Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. Mental Health is Our Concern.DavidLawrenceCenter.org NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434 FOR MENTAL WELLNESS National studies indicate that two to four children in every American classroom struggle with a social emotional condition. Without treatment, grave consequences and challenges can develop. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness.David Lawrence Center and Collier County Public Schools have been long-standing partners in ensuring the mental wellness of children in the classroom and beyond. This collaborative partnership is designed to improve student achievement by addressing mental health concerns. From strengthening awareness for teachers and parents so they are better equipped to address student mental health needs to developing new in-school services to manage specic student needs, this partnership is crucial to childhood wellness in todays complex, high stress environment. David Lawrence Center and the School District are committed to the health and happiness of our children. Together, we are identifying needs and ensuring appropriate access to services for early identication and intervention. Scott Burgess, CEO DLC Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent CCPS Civic effort launched to complete Freedom MemorialA coalition of civic leaders with a track record of success has joined forces with the Freedom Memorial Foundation to finish the monument on Golden Gate Parkway. The Freedom Memorial, designed by Neapolitan Gerald Ladue and made of granite in the shape of an unfurled American flag, is a cornerstone of Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park east of Goodlette-Frank Road, near the northern end of the new Gordon River Greenway. Since breaking ground in 2009 as a salute to 9/11 victims as well as past and present veterans and first-responders, the project has encountered obstacles including the recession and the lack of federal tax-deductible status for donors. But now, backed by new civic resolve and lead contractor Todd Gates, who is donating much of the construction work, the memorial is back in the spotlight. A leader of the revival, Naples Mayor John Sorey, points to the unfinished monuments location at a key community gateway and asks: Do you agree with me that this reflects poorly on our community? There are three ways for the public to help: Buy a memorial paver ($100 and $300) to be engraved with names of donors or loved ones. The pavers will join others already installed as permanent parts of the Freedom Memorial. Make a donation. Donors of $1,000 or more will have their names permanently engraved on plaques at the memorial. The $100,000 donor level is aptly named: Hero. Buy tickets to or become a sponsor of the Remember, Respect, Honor Forever! celebration planned for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Freedom Park. Organizers hope this event takes the fundraising effort to its goal. Tickets for $250 and $500 include dinner catered by Shulas Steak House. We thank you for anything you choose to do to help complete this visible symbol of our communitys patriotism, Mr. Sorey says. Original Freedom Foundation members still working on the project are Sam Cadreau, Jerry Sanford and Greg Speers. Other planning committee members include Bill Barnett, Reg Buxton, Scott Cameron, Keith Dameron, Thomas Donahue, Fred Franks, Blake Gable, Todd Gates, Dudley Goodlette, Richard Grant, Frank Halas, Homer Helter, Murray Hendel, Clark Hill, Alan Horton, Dick Klaas, Jeff Lytle, Ed Morton, Mauriann Patterson, Ursula Pfahl, Mike Reagen, Jim Rideoutte, Dave Trecker and Dolph von Arx. Bob DiBenedetto and Richard Grant are providing pro bono CPA and legal help, respectively. Marci Seamples, Laurel Meny and Cyndee Woolley are volunteering for publicity. Bigham Jewelers is donating graphic design work. For more information, call Mr. Sanford and 5967959, May or Sorey at 248-1550 or Mr. Lytle at 263-4174. Information about the Freedom Memorial Foundation is also online at freedommemorialfoundationofnaples.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 TOM FEURIG: Recessionary rescuerWHEN TOM FEURIG MOVED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA more than a decade ago, he didnt plan on living here for more than a few years. Im a guy who likes to put organizations back on track and give them the vision and then move on, said Mr. Feurig, who became CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida in 2003. Then the Great Recession happened. It affected everyone to greater or lesser degrees, but as head of a social service agency that gives a hand up, not a hand out to people in five counties with lowincomes and disabilities, Mr. Feurig found it at his doorstep. So the growth was immense, he said. The numbers of people who came to Goodwill increased by thousands every year since the downturn began in December 2007. About 1,900 people came to Goodwill for assistance in 2004. Astonishingly, in 2013 more than 37,000, or about one in every 31 people in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties came to Goodwill, many looking for assistance finding a job or referrals to other agencies. Under Mr. Feurigs leadership, the agency met the demand by forming new programs, and expanding services and collaborations with other organizations such as United Way. Was it stressful as far as keeping up with that kind of growth? Mr. Feurig said. Very much so. But we were fortunate and had the financial strength and the people strength, of all the people that work here, to meet that challenge. In the midst of a staggering financial downturn, Goodwill of SWFL grew from about 300 employees to 800 during his tenure. It opened new retail stores, which provide the bulk of the agencys funds, and outreach offices in communities most in need. At the same time, Mr. Feurig ran the nonprofit like a business, including directing Goodwills well-known retail and donation centers to redesign their look and be competitive with stores in their market, be it Target or a boutique downtown shop. New programs helped people gain access to jobs, start their own businesses with microloans, provide vocational training to youth and camping trips for older or disabled adults. Tom has led our Goodwill into tremendous growth and financial stability, said board chairman Michael Sullivan. Born and raised in East Lansing, Mich., Mr. Feurig spent the first part of his career, nearly three decades running large nonprofit, Catholic hospitals in Detroit, Milwaukee and Little Rock, Ark. Later he helped a struggling Goodwill in Michigan get back on its feet over the course of a few years. When the position opened up in Southwest Florida, he was ready to move on to the next challenge. I was reading the Sunday paper and saw that the local Goodwill was in trouble, lacking direction and looking for a CEO, Mr. Feurig told Florida Weekly in a 2009 interview. Now he lives in Matlacha with his wife Jan and daughter Megan. At 64, he is not retiring but refocusing as he considers working with Goodwill in northern Florida as well as a social service agency in northern Michigan. COO Rick Evanchyk, who Mr. Feurig hired 10 years ago, officially takes over his job in January. Its time for me to find the next challenge, Mr. Feurig said. Evan WilliamsTHE CLOCK FAMILY RESTAURANTThe grub spotIF RESTAURANTS WERE PEOPLE, THE CLOCK WOULD HAVE been named Joe. That way, people could have muttered, Say it aint so, Joe. But it is so. After 38 years in the business of allhours breakfasts on U.S. 41 N., the Clock Family Restaurant finally closed. On that sad October day, Neapolitans lost a pinkboothed, 24/7 icon of Hopper-esque diners where late-night loners, revelers, drunks, insomniacs, the old, the young, the joyful, and the despairing all could find an open door, a friendly if tired waitress, and as much coffee with pancakes as they could ingest. People had been coming in for breakfast, lunch or supper, or the afterhours caffeine and major-carbs pick-me-up for decades, simply because the place had become a friend, not a business. People had even been born and raised in Naples, gone off for their educations then come back to be married and work and live, all while The Clock served up diner fare known not so much for its quality as for its dependable regularity through every hour of every day of each season and every holiday, whether secular or religious. Only a hurricane could ever briefly close its doors. My husband and I dragged ourselves there after our wedding because we didnt get any food after the party, recalls Lindsey Nesmith, now a staff Landmarks close. Local leaders retire. Time marches on. PASSAGES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 NEWS A9 writer for Florida Weekly. We ordered a ton of food, took it back to our hotel room and fell asleep before we could eat it. Thats really what The Clock was good for late night emergency meals. The food was really terrible, but it did the trick if you found yourself out on the town and starving. Others felt the same way. Its kind of sad to see it go because its been there forever, says Jordan Kaiser, who arrived in Naples in 1992. You usually went late at night because it was one of the only places open. The food was nothing to write home about, but it was there. Sonja Kalavitas, another native Neapolitan, recalls that the waitresses were very friendly and people were having fun there were young people in there, older people it wasnt packed, but there were always four or five tables filled. It was a place that would tolerate a certain amount of eccentricity in customers, too, she adds. When she and her pals walked in after a night spent partying downtown, Wed all order the Touchdown Breakfast. It had pancakes, eggs, bacon, biscuits, I think some gravy came with it we were young and hungry. Also silly, but at The clock, that was OK. The first one to finish, admits Ms. Kalavitas, stood up, put her hands over head (like a referee), and shouted, TOUCHDOWN! Of course she did. It was The Clock, after all. But the restaurant owners, who leased the property, had trouble paying the rent in recent months, according to a report in the Naples Daily News, so the days of shouting TOUCHDOWN after mopping up the defense with biscuits and gravy are over. Its something I always thought would be here its like, Oh, The Clock, says Ms. Kalavitas. A lot of people feel that way. Roger WilliamsJUDY MALBUISSON Champion for the arts(G)OOD BUSINESS IS THE BEST ART, POP ART ICON Andy Warhol used to say. Likewise, The arts are good for business, community arts promoter Judy Malbuisson still says. In her nearly 13 years as executive director for the nonprofit Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County, she championed local painters, musicians, actors, teachers, writers, philosophers, artists of all kinds and drove home the message to officials, local businesses, and anyone listening that the arts play a vital cultural as well as economic role in the community. She points to a 2008 study by the Americans for the Arts, which found that in one year nonprofit arts organizations in Charlotte County had a $21 million overall economic impact, including raising $750,000 in sales tax for the county and Punta Gorda. A later report by the same organization found Charlotte is home to 376 arts-related businesses that employ 823 people. When you purchase artwork from a local artist or you go to the theater, buy a ticket for a local group, whether its the symphony or the Charlotte Players, their money basically stays in this community, Ms. Malbuisson said. The actors in turn are framing their artwork, spending their income in the county, some of them buying homes. Ms. Malbuisson, who is 65, retired in June from leading what is in effect the countys official chamber of commerce for the arts. She got the job in 2001 and coincidentally started on Sept. 10, a day before the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Since then, she has lent her support in a variety of ways to organizations throughout Charlotte, from the symphony orchestra to the Peace River Center for Writers, of which she was an original board member. She nurtured a growing number of discussion groups called Caf Philo, which gather at local businesses to discuss subjects as diverse as politics, religion and ecology, helping them find places to meet, and occasionally mediating disagreements between participants. In her years with the council, it developed an art therapy program for people suffering from dementia, and expanded art in public places from a handful of locations to more than 20 countywide. When the Charlotte County School District, like many in Florida, looked at making cuts after it lost millions in state funding due to the recession, Ms. Malbuisson and the council rallied local cultural organizations. They spoke with the school board, helping to ensure the cuts would not fall solely on art and music teachers. Before moving to Punta Gorda, Ms. Malbuisson was a travel professional in New York for the better part of two decades, starting when airline flights were booked on paper instead of computers. In Charlotte County, she and family members opened a frozen yogurt franchise, which closed after a few years. But her daughter, an actress, got her involved with a local theater group, the Charlotte Players. Soon she was working on props for a show. In the early 1990s, she became the director of the players before leading the council. I just want to see them grow bigger and better and really continue to be the voice for the arts in our community, she said. Since retiring this summer she spent some much-needed time with her family in New York (her children live there) and is considering a part time job nothing with too much responsibility. You might see her in an office or a grocery store. In the meantime, she remains in Punta Gorda with two cats and some very good friends. Evan WilliamsPRESSELLERSA downtown institution YOU CAN TAKE JERRY PRESSELLER OUT OF THE REStaurant business, perhaps, but you cant take the restaurant business out of him. He worked in the industry for more than 30 years in and around Punta Gorda before calling it quits this year, sort of. Its been a great run, but now it is time to at least semi retire again, he wrote on Facebook. At 71, Mr. Presseller remains a visible part of the community so familiar with his endlessly energetic, charmingly gruff presence, dark hair neatly combed. But the deli he started in 2002, eventually called Pressellers Restaurant, closed its doors in October. Since then, Carmelos Italian Ristorante opened in the space. Mr. Pressellers restaurant and deli over the years became a local institution. Along with the downtown community, it weathered the best, the worst, and everything in between, Mr. Presseller wrote. He survived Hurricane Charley in 2004 and, along with his wife Pattis art framing and gallery shop in the same building, the restaurant became a cultural center in the heart of downtown at Taylor Street and West Olympia Avenue. Gallery openings were hosted; customers enjoyed favorites such as Chicken Charlotte, Duchamp or Muffuletta along with live music; plein-air artists set up outside to attract business downtown; and the Peace River Center for Writers held open mics in his beer garden. We opened our doors to anybody and everybody, Mr. Presseller said. It was part of the plan to support the local community. At one point, his youngest daughter took over the business. In 2011 he leased it out to another restaurant that eventually left. He reopened, but says now that the physical strain of running a restaurant, along with his future goals, make it the right time to say goodbye. Its kind of bittersweet, he said. There are days that I miss it and days that I think, oh thank goodness. And yet, he still sets up his cheese shop at the downtown farmers market on Saturdays, a market he started six years ago and still manages, with 52 vendors. He remains president of the Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association, an organization that has its roots in the early 1980s when Mr. Presseller first came to town from New York, where he worked as a regional manager for Howard Johnson. Always industrious, he once started a snow-shoveling business in his hometown, St. Cloud, Minn., when he was 8 years old. A lifetime or two later, he and Patti came to Punta Gorda when they bought into a Howard Johnson franchise restaurant. Later they gave that up, buying the building that housed the deli and art shop. Jerry and Patti have truly held the heart of Punta Gordas downtown area close to them, since I first had the pleasure of meeting them back in 2006, wrote John R. Wright, president of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. (Jerry) has spearheaded commercial change with the city, fighting for what was always best for businesses in downtown. This town owes a deep debt of gratitude to the Pressellers. Now, Ms. Presseller continues to operate Sunart Gallery & Framing just next door, around the corner from the old place. Meanwhile, Mr. Presseller runs his Big Cheese Gourmet Shop inside Sunart Gallery: not a restaurant, but not exactly not one either. Eventually he plans to develop it into a little mom and pop cheese and wine operation that he could duplicate as a franchise. He wrote on his old restaurants Facebook page in October, So, I guess its not goodbye at all but rather, See you next door at Sunart and the Big Cheese Gourmet Shop! Well see you there, too. Evan WilliamsRITCHEYS PRODUCE: Fresh local food on the roadsideROBERT RITCHEY WAS BORN AND RAISED TO WORK THE sandy soil of Southwest Florida to be a farmer, like his father and grandfather before him. He sold a great deal of the food he grew at his market in Collier County, Ritcheys Produce, which has flanked Temple Citrus Grove on Airport Pulling Road for 20 years. Mr. Ritchey felt the same way about his Neapolitan customers as he felt about his crops. Plants dont care if youre sick, or if your equipment doesnt work, or if you want a day off, he once told Florida Weekly. You got to stick with them. But no more. Ritcheys Produce closed in May along with Temple Citrus, and Mr. Ritcheys plans to relocate in the Naples region have been thwarted by economics and development, he says. When Mr. Ritchey started, he was in his early 20s. At the time, he made a life-changing discovery about Neapolitans: some had grown up in farming communities themselves, and some had grown up in urban centers supplied daily by outof-town local farms. Whatever their backgrounds, they loved to eat fresh local produce Ritchey tomatoes, for example, characterized by some as the best in North America. (That point was cheerfully disputed every single day in the market because tomato aficionados are fierce defenders of their own tastes and regions.) 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Special daily ProgramsCheck out the new fall schedule at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center! Transform into a Jr. Veterinarian, take a guided kayak tour or attend one of our daily programs featuring live animals. A new Spanish-language program, featuring live reptiles of Southwest Florida, will be hosted each Saturday at 1:30 PM Electric boat tours are also available from 10 AM to 3 PM. The 45-minute ride along the Gordon River, led by a Conservancy-trained volunteer, is free with admission. NEW Fall Line Up at Conservancy Nature Center! Plan your visit.www.conservancy.org/nature-centerAdmission FREE for Conservancy Members! Join Today.Visit us at www.conservancy.org or facebook.com/ConservancySWF Just south of Naples Zoo o Goodlette-Frank Rd. Voted by locals as A MUST EXPERIENCE when visiting Naples. 10:15 AM Guided Trail Walk 11:15 AM Wild Discoveries Animal Presentation 1:15 PM Secrets of Sea Turtles Presentation 2:15 PM Whats New at the Wildlife Hospital Presentation greens of every leaf, cantaloupes and watermelons and if it wasnt his, it usually came from the fields of his nearby friends. He expanded those offerings to include the best salsas in the region, made by women who had grown up making them in Mexico. He had key lime pies and local raw honey. He also had a sense of style and color in his market a sense of presentation that suggested a flair for art, not just hard work. And if artistry and tenacity were all it took to be a local farmer and seller, the Ritchey family would still be operating. But its more complicated than that. In the same soft accent of his forbears, he explained recently that several people had offered to help him relocate in Naples, if they could partner with him. That happened after the property owner of the grove and market he leased decided to sell to G.L. Homes, a development company now building houses on the site. But partnering is not Robert Ritcheys style. I just dont want to go into business with someone I dont know, with a stranger, he explained. Sometimes thats even hard if you do know them. We looked, but we couldnt find a good place. Red-hued, red-haired and freckled from years of sun-blanching work, with eyes as blue as a china sky, Mr. Ritchey remains unfailingly pleasant to any who want to talk local farming with him. Now, hes reorganizing to grow and sell produce off the six acres that surround his home on State Road 80 in east Lee County. He hopes to open a farm market in the new year, he says, God willing and the creek dont rise. Thats a positive thing, perhaps, but theres a downside: Neapolitans who have depended on Ritcheys Produce for two decades must now close the door on that chapter of their lives. Roger WilliamsJEFF LYTLENaples conscience ANY NEAPOLITANS WHO READ ENGLISH SENTENCES and pay even faint attention to the American parade of events, ideas and issues that pop locally each day in print and television know something about Jeff Lytle. For 35 years, Mr. Lytle wrote news stories for the Naples Daily News that were neither positive or negative by design, but simply accurate and fresh. And for the last quarter century, he also served as editorial page editor and section editor of Sunday Perspective for the paper, while working as a television commentator and newsshow host. Now, in large part, thats over, although the word retirement is something of a misnomer in describing Mr. Lytles departure from the paper in June. In four decades of journalism, he says, I learned that public figures, especially in government, are seldom as bad or good as they seem at first. And ever since he marched into the profession after graduating from Penn sylv ania State University in his home state in the early 1970s, he understood that journalism, pursued seriously as a craft, would be hard work. I did not know it would be as hard as it was. An editorial voice such as Mr. Lytles may prove more resonant than a news writers copy because it reflects carefully reasoned, cleanly presented opinions meant to help readers understand at a glance a sometimes complex world. Doing it well requires a temperament at once passionate and caring, but also even-handed. Jeff is a gentleman and journalist who has truly cared about this community, and whose goal has been to see it succeed, says Manny Garcia, editor of the Naples Daily News. You may not always have agreed with him, but he was a voice of conscience. Hes been the one who calls things out. Since his June departure, Mr. Lytle has spent the rest of the year calling things out Sunday mornings on ABC7 television as host of Naples Daily Newsmakers with Jeff Lytle. And the mere contemplation of good-work obligations he will continue to shoulder in Naples will probably make some people lie down and rest. I still do a bunch of civic club speeches and moderate forums for the chamber, the Collier County Identity Theft Task Force, Leadership Collier, and Greater Naples Leadership, he says. And Im lucky to be on the board of the Jewish Family and Community Services Center, and an ambassador for the Bayshore cultural arts group. But thats not all. Theres the new task force on seniors in-home safety and fall prevention, and his pet project: the Freedom Memorial. So is that all? No, of course not. A day after his own retirement, his wife, Susan Lytle, retired from a 29-year-career doing what he characterizes as front-office work for the Collier County Public Schools. Now, we enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, movies and theater, he adds. If those endeavors each amounted to notes in a symphony, the muscular music would celebrate a single great theme: love of community. What has made Jeff successful has been his deep love and commitment to our market, explains Mr. Garcia, getting to the heart of what it means to be a communitys voice of conscience. So hell write some editorials that are real pats on the back. But mere cheerleading is not the only thing love of community requires, anymore than flagwaving is the only thing patriotism requires, Mr. Garcia concludes. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 NEWS A11 mean spiritedness. Hes a man who dedicated his career to our community. Roger WilliamsTERRY EBERLE: The unapologetic newspaperman FOR TWO-THIRDS OF HIS LIFE 43 YEARS TERRY Eberle committed journalism in the old sense: reporting what happens, and watchdogging public officials and agencies. He was comfortable with that classic work, and with the notion that some people would appreciate it, and others would hate his guts for doing it well and without apology. But now after he championed print news at 10 newspapers across six states, the profession has lost him. On Nov. 30, he stepped down as executive editor and vice president of a Gannett Company star player, The News-Press Media Group. A lot has changed and a lot more will change, he reflects of a vocation born in the cradle of the First Amendment. But what should not change for newspapers is seeking the truth and watching the government how they act and spend your money. Paradoxically, that old sense of journalism remains the brightest, most vital thing about his profession, and perhaps the only thing that will save it in future from the world of slant, of market spin, or of mere clubby community cheerleading, no matter what the delivery vehicles for news may be. For Mr. Eberle, it started with a typewriter report that morphed into a Twitter tweet, as he observed in his final column for The News-Press. We have moved from just one print deadline and one newspaper to a 24/7 news cycle in print, on desktop, on a tablet and on our phone. The Internet never sleeps. In effect, neither do journalists, of whom readers should continue to expect and demand truthseeking and watchdogging, he says. No one else is equipped and trained to do it, and I firmly believe our forefathers understood the important role of journalists. They understood that power can corrupt, and an independent watchdog must be allowed to question and report. Mistakes will sometimes be made, but the role of journalists remains essential, he adds especially in an era of social media, with noise surrounding every issue. In that milieu, newspapers are the only independent voice we have. As a longtime editor for a giant media company that had hired him first as a reporter in Huntington, W. Va., in 1971, Mr. Eberle moved a lot, with his unfailingly cheerful and supportive wife, Louise, and their family in tow. But Lee County became his home, first when he served as editor from 1995 to 2001, and ultimately when he returned in 2008, putting the cap on his stellar career with a final tour in the City of Palms. While his instinct for objective news was failsafe no advertiser ever influenced a news report in Mr. Eberles pages by threatening to quit advertising, for example he was also beloved by scores of employees. Thats something many newsroom managers arent able to do when corporate heads hold the interests of shareholders and the bottom line above those of journalists. One of the most difficult challenges he ever faced, he admits, was laying off reporters as recession and change hit the news business. He felt so strongly about Gannett layoffs that at one point, say staffers from The News-Press, he offered to take a pay cut or resign if he could save jobs in the newsroom. One of the things both readers and reporters will miss most is Mr. Eberles sense of humor and his willingness to take a chewing out or a ribbing and either learn from it, or turn it to his advantage. Writer and storyteller Amy Bennett Williams, who also volunteers as a public radio essayist for WGCU, once did a humorous piece about flaws in The News-Press, based on a story in The New Yorker magazine, for a regional magazine where she served as editor. After the article came out, she recalls, Terry wrote me a letter, laughing and scolding and defending his paper, while owning up to some mistakes. Not long after that I got another communication from Terry asking me if I would be interested in coming and taking over the features editor position in his newsroom that is, if I would deign to come work at his flawed newspaper. He essentially kidded me back into a job, and into a paper I continue to love with all my heart. It was like that to the end. On the day Mr. Eberle finally laid down his career, he offered a tongue-in-cheek nod to the skeptical relationship journalists and readers often have, and should have, with this Twitter tweet about his retirement: It must be true because The News-Press had it in paper today, he wrote. And then he added a link to the story of the career he had just neatly tied off, appearing both online and in print. It was a 24/7 farewell across the full range of print and social media. Roger Williams(Note: Amy Bennett Williams is married to Roger Williams, who worked in Mr. Eberles newsroom in the 1990s.)
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 239.261.7157 141 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES, FLORIDA 34102 WYNNSONLINE.COMRemember, Wynns Market for your holiday needs!We are still taking special holiday orders in all departments; PLEASE ORDER EARLY! Wynns will be closing at 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day, so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families. SERVING NAPLES THE FINEST PRODUCTS FOR OVER 70 YEARS 20% OFFAll Christmas Decor & GiftsMust present coupon. Good through December 25, 2014.GREAT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIESBUY 2 (at the sale price of Must present coupon. Good through December 25, 2014. Grocery Order Must present coupon. Good through December 25, 2014. Not valid with tobacco purchases.MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY CHANUKAH!New program helps Youth Haven assist One Family at a Time Youth Haven has expanded its services to homeless youth with the addition One Family at a Time, a rapid rehousing program for homeless families with children. The program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a component of the Collier Homeless Continuum of Care. In 2014, 595 students in Collier County schools were identified as homeless. Rapid rehousing helps families who are experiencing homelessness reintegrate into the community by helping them obtain or maintain safe, affordable housing and by linking them to the mainstream, community-based services they need. Rapid rehousing services may include but are not limited to: assistance with locating housing, paying application fees, tenant mediation, subsidizing rent, linking clients through case management with other Youth Haven or community services such as employment, education, mental health and substance abuse treatment, child care and transportation services. Regular home visits are conducted by a case manager who can also provide assistance with housekeeping skills and money-management. The project will house a minimum of 15 families over the course of one year. For more information, call Debra Mahr at 687-5161 or email debra.mahr@ youthhaven.net. Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation partners with 100+Women Who CareThe Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has announced a pilot program wherein it will provide matching funds to charities supported by 100+Women Who Care of Southwest Florida. The Foundation will match two-for-one every donation made by new members, beginning with the Jan. 8 meeting. For every $100 donated by a new member, for example, the foundation will contribute $200. Richard Schulze, the founder and immediate past chairman of Best Buy, lives with his wife in Bonita Springs. The mission of 100+Women of Southwest Florida is to raise dollars for local charities in an efficient, stress-free manner, with no administrative costs. The chapter meets from 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 12 at Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. New members are always welcome. At each meeting charities that have been randomly selected from nominations made by members make timed presentations to the attendees, who then vote on the charity they would like to support. Each member then writes a tax-deductible $100 check directly to the charity receiving the most votes. Charities under consideration must have a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, and must serve the Southwest Florida area. The organization is open to all philanthropic-minded women in the Southwest Florida area. For more information and an application for membership, visit 100womensouthwestflorida.com. Naples United Church of Christ sponsors inaugural Human Trafficking Symposium Naples United Church of Christ has signed on as the $5,000 Prevention Sponsor for the first annual Human Trafficking Symposium sponsored by The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida and the Regional Resource Center on Human Trafficking. The symposium takes place from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Florida Gulf Coast University. Community leaders and professionals in law enforcement, social services, health care and education as well as representatives of community organizations are encouraged to attend. Registration is $25 and can be completed at womensfundflorida.org. A limited number of students and staff from nonprofits will be admitted free. The symposium will include a keynote address from Bradley Myles, executive director and CEO of the Polaris Project, who has worked to combat human trafficking since 2002 and who is regarded as a leading anti-trafficking advocates. A panel discussion moderated by Kellie Burns of NBC-2 will include law enforcement, health care and legal and social services professionals. Attendees sill learn how they can make an impact to combat human trafficking in Southwest Florida. Additional sponsorships are available. For information, call Brenda Tate at 2812233 or email Brenda@womensfundflorida.org. According to statistics from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, one in three runaways is exploited for sex trafficking or pornography. NHRTC data indicates that 84 percent of human trafficking inquiries from Southwest Florida concern women and children, and 66 percent of human trafficking inquiries to NHTRC from Southwest Florida concern sex trafficking. If you suspect human trafficking or you are a victim in need of assistance, call (888) 373-7888 or text INFO or HELP to BeFree (233722).About The Womens FundThe Womens Fund of Southwest Florida is the only nonprofit in Southwest Florida focused exclusively on women and girls and was the first to publish academic research assessing the status of women in the area. Signature programs include (1) stopping the sale of children for sex and (2) economic security for women. By 2020, the board of directors will build a $5 million endowed organization dedicated to the advancement of women and girls in Southwest Florida. The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida committed $150,000 to establish the Regional Resource Center on Human Trafficking. Hosted on the campus of FGCU, the center supports the multi-agency Human Trafficking Task Force that is led by the U.S. Attorneys Office, Middle District of Florida. The center covers Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and DeSoto counties. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida continues to seek financial contributions to support the Regional Resource Center on Human Trafficking. For more information, visit womensfundflorida.org.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Licensed and Insured General Contractor #CBC1253280 e at Cornerstone want to wish everyone in Southwest Florida a happy holiday season. While it is a holiday for most, for some of us it is much more. e Christmas season is a very special time of year to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is upon Him that our faith is built. Although this may o end some, our primary concern is pleasing Jesus, not people. is is the time of year we are to shout from the roo ops about the who gives us hope. It is because of Him that I can say I will never experience hell, but eternal life in heaven. Let me also say that eternal life is available to all those who choose to put their faith in Him. Acts 16:31 says Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. is holiday season, as gi s are passed one to another, it is our prayer that you receive the greatest gi of all, abundant life eternal life in Jesus Christ. By receiving the free gi of Salvation through Jesus, by giving your life to Him, you can be granted a new life with purpose you never before imagined. Dying to get a dateLike many in societys subgroups, people who work in death industries or professions in the UK may believe it difficult to reach like-minded suitors. Hence, Carla Valentine established Dead Meet earlier this year and told Vice.com in October that she has drawn 5,000 sign-ups among morticians, coroners, embalmers, cemetery workers, taxidermists, etc., who share her chagrin that normal people are often grossed out or too indiscreet to respect the dignity of her industrys clients. We might, said Valentine, need a sensitive companion at the end of the day to discuss a particularly difficult decomposition. Or, she added, perhaps embalmers make better boyfriends because their work with cosmetics helps them understand why many women take so long to get ready. Cant possibly be true A passerby shooting video in November outside the Lucky River Chinese restaurant in San Francisco caught an employee banging large slabs of frozen meat on the sidewalk which was an attempt, said the manager, to defrost them. A KPIX-TV reporter, visiting the precise sidewalk area on the video, found it covered in blackened gum, cigarette butts and foot-tracked bacteria, but the manager said the worker had been fired and the meat discarded. (The restaurants previous health department rating was 88, which qualifies as adequate.) Indias Orissa state has established health camps to facilitate mass sterilizations to help control the booming population, but procedures were halted in November when Dr. Mahesh Chandra Rout matter-of-factly told BBC News that camps routinely used ordinary bicycle pumps to inflate womens abdomens. Orissas senior health official immediately ended the practice and ordered sterilizations only in hospitals. (Enlarging the abdomen helps the surgeon to operate, but the proper agent is carbon dioxide.) The Food and Veterinary Administration of Denmark shut down the food supplier Nordic Ingredients in November after learning that it used an ordinary cement mixer to prepare gelatin products for nursing home and hospital patients unable to swallow whole food. An FVA official told a reporter: It was an orange cement mixer just like bricklayers use. There were layers (of crusty remains) from previous uses. As many as 12 facilities, including three hospitals, had food on hand from Nordic Ingredients.Government in actionAssistant Attorney General Karen Straughn of Maryland issued an official warning recently for consumers to watch out for what might be called the $100 bill on the windshield scam. (That is, if you notice a $100 bill tucked under your wiper, do not try to retrieve it; it is likely there to trick you into opening your door to a carjacker.) When questioned by WJLA-TV of Washington, D.C., Straughn admitted there were no actual reports of such attempts and that the story is a well-known urban legend but nonetheless defended the warning. Lesson in Civics: North Hempstead, New York, enforces its dog-littering ordinance with steep $250 fines and street-sign warnings displaying the amount. However, insiders have long known that the signs are wrong that the written regulation calls for fines of only $25 and officials have been discussing how to correct their error while still discouraging littering. According to a November WCBS-TV report, now that residents know the actual amount, the debate is whether to replace the erroneous signs (expensive) or just raise the fine 1,000 percent (to $250) and save money. A November order from Chinas State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television appears to impose a ban on the use of all idioms including puns as part of the governments crackdown on nonstandard language, especially since that discourages children from learning proper vocabulary and grammar. All mass media outlets must avoid changing the characters, phrasings and meanings of words even though, according to the Beijing reporter for Londons The Guardian, Chinese culture is saturated with puns.As revealed in a spirited public meeting of the Huron Valley (Michigan) Board of Education in November, gun-carriers freedoms in the state appear complicated, in that a person with training and who submits to state licensing to carry a concealed weapon may carry it even on school grounds (despite the federal Gun-Free Zones Act of 1990). Michigans lawful exception to the act requires concealed permit-holders to carry the gun unconcealed, which many parents contend frightens younger children. Also, though it is illegal for anyone alcohol-impaired to carry a gun anywhere, the legal threshold for presumed impairment in Michigan is only .02 percent for a licensed permit holder, but probably .08 percent for unlicensed open-carriers (who are not covered by the concealed law). The continuing crisisAs young professionals have embraced urban neighborhoods, locally grown produce has proliferated in community (and even backyard) gardens and is thought to be healthier than pesticide-laden commercial produce. However, the New York Post revealed in November (based on state Health Department data) that such gardens in construction-dense New York City are vulnerable to astonishingly high levels of lead and other toxic metals. One community garden in Brooklyns Bedford-Stuyvesant, for example, showed levels of lead nearly 20 times the safe level. Wait, what?In November, a clothing store on Yabao Road in Beijing came under criticism for posting a sign, Chinese Not Admitted, on its door. An employee told the Beijing Youth Daily newspaper that no one should believe that we Chinese look down upon ourselves. But some Chinese customers are too annoying. (A legal scholar told the newspaper that China, except for Hong Kong, has no law against racial or ethnic discrimination.) NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
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Time to apply, or reapply, for Out-of-Zone or School ChoiceCollier County parents who want their child to attend a school other than the one he or she is zoned for must submit either a Collier County Public Schools Out-of-Zone request or a School Choice request by Jan. 15. Parents of students who are currently in either program must reapply. Approval is based on space available at each school, and school bus service is not available in either case. Out-of-Zone assignments are based on hardships or need, such as after-school care or work schedules for elementary students and high school attendance at a specific career academy. Parents submitting an Out-of-Zone application must provide supporting documentation. School Choice provides parents/ guardians the opportunity to choose a school other than the school to which their students are zoned. Reasons are not required. Applications are available online at collierschools.com/parents/zoninginfo.asp. For more information, call 3770540 or email email@example.com. Last call for FGCU alumni award nominationsSince 2004, the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association has recognized outstanding graduates for their professional accomplishments, service to their communities and dedication to FGCU. The deadline for nominations for the 2015 awards is Friday, Jan. 2. Alumni are invited to enter nominations in two categories. The Alumni of Distinction, the associations most prestigious award, recognizes one graduate each year for personal and professional achievements. The Soaring Eagle Award recognizes five recent graduates one from each of the universitys colleges who have earned undergraduate degrees from FGCU within the last decade (2005-2015) and have excelled professionally. Nominations must be submitted online at fgcu.edu/alumni. Graduates can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. Winners will be recognized during a celebration Friday evening, Feb. 20, in the courtyard at FGCUs Lutgert Hall. State Rep. Matthew Caldwell was honored as the 2014 Alumnus of Distinction for his long-time commitment to FGCU. A 2004 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, he is the first alumnus elected to the Florida Legislature and is serving his second term. The Alumni Association also welcomed four graduates into the Soaring Eagles Society in 2014: Todd Cofer (), Ashley Coone (), Kelsey DeLoach () and Sarah Adam Levin (). For more information about the alumni awards, call 590-1075. ALUMNI NEWS The next meeting of the Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Brambles Tea Room. Cost is $30. Reservations can be made by calling Lynda Ewen at 4984769. The Cornell Club of Southwest Florida invites all alumi and guests to come out and support the Cornell mens ice hockey team in the Florida College Classic at Germain Arena on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 28-29. In addition to Cornell, this years participating teams include the University of Notre Dame, Miami (Ohio) University and Lake Superior State. For tickets in the Cornell section or more information, visit cornellalumniassociationofsouthwestflorida.com, call Jon Peter Vollmer at 250-9414 or email jon. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Harvard Club of Naples welcomes all residents of Collier County and southern Lee County who have a connection with Harvard University. For information about club membership and the seasons full schedule of events, call 793-7887 or go to harvardclubofnaples.org. Here some of whats coming up in the next few weeks: Flower Power: Meet the Artist Giovanni DeCunto, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Gallery on Fifth in Mercato; $15 Mixer by the Decades, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, the Club Pelican Bay. Transfer of Wealth luncheon with guest speaker Eileen Connolly-Keesler, executive director of the Community Foundation of Collier County, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Club Pelican Bay. Harvard-Yale-Princeton Economic Forum, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 3, at the Pelican Marsh Community Center. The Greater Naples Delta Gamma alumni chapter welcomes all Delta Gammas in Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero, Fort Myers and SanibelCaptiva. For more information, call 9922119 or email naplesdeltagamma@gmail. com. The Naples Buckeyes alumni and friends of The Ohio State University, are planning a Buckeye Valentine Party for Thursday, Feb. 12 and the annual Buckeyes in Paradise gala on Saturday, March 21. For details and more information about the club, visit naplesbuckeyes.com. The Naples area chapter of Gamma Phi Beta alumnae meets regularly for lunch and a program at a variety of venues in Collier and Lee counties. All Gamma Phi Betas who are living in or visiting Southwest Florida are welcome. For more information, call 594-8420. Alpha Delta Pi alumnae are invited to join the ADPi alumnae chapter of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island for monthly luncheons and occasional evening events held at various area locations. For more information, call 404-3294 or email email@example.com. Email alumni news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 A19 Imagine having to travel hours so your daughter, son or grandchild can receive lifesaving cancer care. Your donation helps local kids, just like Chansen, receive care close to home at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Please make your holiday gift today and help all local kids receive the care they need close to home near their families, friends and loved ones at our areas only childrens hospital.Brighten a Childs Holiday. Make your gift today:Call 239-343-6950 or visit ChildrensHospitalGoal.org Brighten the Holidays for Local Children Chansen at age 11 Leukemia Traffic deputies on the roadHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Dec. 15-19: Monday, Dec. 22 Goodlette-Frank and Pine Ridge roads: Speeding U.S. 41 East and Bayshore Drive: Redlight running Livingston Road and Golden Gate Parkway: Aggressive driving Tuesday, Dec. 23 Logan Boulevard and Vanderbilt Beach Road: Speeding Santa Barbara and Hunter boulevards: Speeding Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road: Red-light running Wednesday, Dec. 24 Airport-Pulling Road and Naples Boulevard: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road: Aggressive driving Collier Boulevard and Business Circle South: Red-light running Thursday, Dec. 25 Golden Gate Parkway at I-75 southbound exit: Red-light running U.S. 41 North and Immokalee Road: Speeding Livingston and Pine Ridge roads: Speeding Friday, Dec. 26 Davis and Santa Barbara boulevards: Speeding Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads: Red-light running Immokalee and Rock roads: Speeding Tune up your driving skills with AARP refresher classAARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the number listed with the session you wish to attend. Heres whats coming up: Monday, Jan. 5: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd.; 596-6007. Thursday, Jan. 8: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Marco Island Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; (734) 968-3105. Thursday, Jan. 8: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 75 Seagate Drive; 273-6317. Tuesday, Jan. 20: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 Tamiami Trail; 269-6050. Thursday, Jan. 22: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Germain Toyota 13315 Tamiami Trail; 269-6050. Friday, Jan. 23: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Gate Senior Center, 4898 Coronado Parkway; 732-5310.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Call Us To Schedule Your Consultation Today.239.963.4093myLHS.com Let us help you make your kitchen dreams come true..... Design & Remodeling Volunteer members of the Naples Orchid Society will be at Naples Botanical Garden from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, to offer expert, free advice to orchid aficionados. Bring your ailing orchid, or a photograph of it, so they can better diagnose the problem and recommend what to do to ensure better and more blooms. Garden admission not required. For more information, visit naplesgarden. org or naplesorchidsociety.org. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Dec. 20 and Jan. 3. Members share their knowledge and building techniques and welcome new members. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 5940868 or email email@example.com. 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 Dec. 23. 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 ussvi.org/base/naples.asp. Coastal Chess clubs in Naples and Marco Island welcome players of all levels for casual games and occasional tournaments. Marco meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier. Naples meetings are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the clubhouse at Moorings Park, off Goodlette-Frank Road just south of Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call Wade Keller at 3892525, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit chess7.net. Members of the Marco Island Shell Club meet from 9-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the United Church of Marco to craft shell art that will be sold during the clubs annul sale in March. Proceeds from the sale benefit scholarships for marine science students at FGCU. The church is at 320 N. Barfield Drive. Newcomers are always welcome at crafting sessions. For more information, call 963-4694. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins, 3585 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. The next meeting is Jan. 8. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brainrelated 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 chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the Kapnick Center at Naples Botanical Garden. Guest speaker George Wilder, herbarium curator and botanist at the Garden, will discuss The Biology of Roots. Admission is free, and res-CLUB NOTES COURTESY PHOTOJulie Pedretti, Laura Spell and Cheryl Lampard were welcomed as the newest members of the Naples Press Club at the clubs November meeting at the Hilton Naples.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 A23 EVERY WEEK AT SIX BENDSEnjoy live music, food and entertainment. Wednesdays at the Pit from 5:308:30 PM and Sundays on e Plaza 1:004:00 PM. (239) 275-4647 | www.SixBends.com | www.SixBendsHD.com9501 THUNDER ROAD, FORT MYERSLOCATED OFF I75, EXIT 131 DANIELS PARKWAY, SOUTHEAST CORNER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 195:00:00 PMEnjoy Christmas carols, holiday treats and live music at this FREE family holiday event. With an oversized, Christmas tree and a visit from Santa there will be tons of photo opportunities and plenty of fun you wont want to miss! 6:00 PM RuDawg Rudolf look alike C ontest for your Pups 7:00 PM Mr. & Mrs. Naughty Claus C ontest 7:30 PM Ugly Sweater Contest L ive entertainment by the Victorian Ca rolers and Stardust Memories Band. EXPERIENCECHRISTMASAT SIX BENDS SUNDAYSON THE PLAZA ervations are not required. For more information, visit naples.fnpschapters.org. Those who write poetry or who simply enjoy listening to and reading poetry are invited to meet at The Norris Center from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Mondays, Feb. 9 and March 9. After the formal meeting, those who are interested can continue the evening with dinner at a Fifth Avenue restaurant. For more information, call (440) 554-1144 or email email@example.com. The Naples Italian American Foundation has a full schedule of programs, dinners and other activities at its newly renovated and expanded headquarters at 7035 Airport-Pulling Road (corner of Orange Blossom Road). Heres some of whats on the regular schedule: 10 a.m. every weekday: Bocce on the lawn. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday: Mah jongg (free for NIAF members, $3 for others). 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: Intermediate bridge (free for members, $3 for others). 7-8 p.m. Thursday: Ballroom dance lessons ($10 per person). For more information, call 597-5210. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067, Naples, is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. The EAA Young Eagles program introduces youth ages 7-18 to aviation. Beginning in January, meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Jan. 7. The club also holds a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month, also starting in January. For more information, visit eaa1067.com. 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 naplesnewcomers.com. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Pamela Houze at (214) 355-6069. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Robert Rizzo at (407) 493-8584. Marco Island Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Centennial Bank, 645 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. E-mail Chris Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Dorian Ray at 260-4709 or email email@example.com. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at the American Cancer Society, 5020 Tamiami Trail N. Call Marianne Oehser at 434-9900. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 6:3p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Email Christine Cargnoni at ccc@ financeinlife.com. This club has prerequisites for membership. The Southwest Florida chapter of the Kiwi Club, a social and charitable organization of present and former flight attendants of American Airlines, TWA and other airlines acquired by or merged with American Airlines, meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at various locations. The local chapter supports Pace Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee and the Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition. New members are always welcome. For more information, call (781) 962-5311. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Jan. 15. Call 963-4670 for location. Pearls of Naples invites women who are interested in socializing at restaurants, movies, art fairs, theaters and more to explore membership in the club. Members are required to attend at least five business luncheons, held monthly on the third Thursday at various clubhouses and venues in Naples. For more information, visit pearlsofnaples.org and click on How to Join or email 3rd_vice_ firstname.lastname@example.org. The Collier County Mens Republican Club (women welcome) meets for buffet breakfast and a program from 7:45-9 a.m. on the first Friday of every month at Pelican Marsh Golf Club. The next meeting is Jan. 2. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others. RSVP by emailing patriotart@ centurylink.net. For more information, visit collierrepublicanmensclub. com. 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 Jan. 13 and 27. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. 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 Jan. 17. For more information, email dwcpresident@ gmail.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.CLUB NOTES
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 WelcomeDr. Robert TomsickFellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon & Board Certied DermatologistSTARTING JANUARY 2, 2015Bringing over 35 years of Mohs surgery and dermatology experience to Naples & Bonita Springs 1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.comStudy shows immunizing schoolkids from influenza fights it in others, too THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAMathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population from the bug, as well. When half of 5to 17-year-old children in Alachua County were vaccinated through a school-based program, the entire age groups flu rates decreased by 79 percent. Strikingly, the rate of influenza-like illness among 0-4 year olds went down 89 percent, despite the fact that this group was not included in the school-based vaccinations. Among all non-school-aged residents, rates of influenza-like illness decreased by 60 percent. The effect of school-based vaccination was profound, both on the students and on the community, says Cuc Tran, a doctoral student in public health at UF and a lead author in the study, which was published the in the recent issue of the journal PLOS ONE. The results can help communities decide how to allocate funding, doses of flu vaccine and awareness campaigns to protect the most people, Ms. Tran said. Flu kills thousands of Americans each year, but even when it isnt fatal, flu takes a toll: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate an annual cost of $10.4 billion in hospitalizations and outpatient visits related to flu. With 38 million school days a year lost to flu, the UF study likely will catch the attention of school districts nationwide, says Nichole Bobo, director of nursing education for the National Association of School Nurses. Stakeholders in school districts see the connection between health and learning, she says. Add in the indirect protection, she adds, and youre able to keep staff in school and parents at work. The study which drew on expertise from UFs College of Public Health and Health Professions, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Clinical Translational Science Institute, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy is the first to show such pronounced indirect protection among the very young. While babies under 6 months old are susceptible to flu, they cannot be vaccinated. The same goes people with health conditions that prevent them from being immunized. It allows us to protect those who cant otherwise be protected, Ms. Tran says. Beginning in 2006, a pilot program initiated by UF in partnership with county schools, community organizations and the Florida Department of Health provided free flu vaccines, delivered via a nasal spray, to public-school students. The study data came from the 2011-12 and 2012-13 influenza seasons. There are a few reasons to focus flu prevention on schoolchildren: When they get flu, they are sick longer and shed more of the virus through their less-thanperfect hygiene habits, making them more likely to infect others. They also interact with more people each day than most adults do, providing more opportunity to spread flu. The UF study shows that getting school-aged kids immunized can pay dividends throughout the community, says Dr. Parker Small Jr., a co-founder of the study and a professor emeritus in UFs Emerging Pathogens Institute. Flu is the last pandemic killer of mankind, Dr. Small syas. Just look at all of the energy devoted to thinking and planning about Ebola. If that same energy were put into flu, you could be saving thousands of lives and billions of dollars. HEALTHY LIVINGTrue grit stories of perseverance and passion for long-term goalsWhat is grit? The authors of a classic article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology defined grit as perseverance and passion for long-term goals. And that aptly describes much of the behavior that has helped fuel our success at NCH. Common characteristics of NCHs successes are a desire to reach a high level of attainment and a willingness to put in the necessary time and effort. Drive and energy and the ability to persist in the face of obstacles are demonstrated in the following examples, some of which were shared with me by Laurie Zone-Smith and Michele Thoman, our associate chief nursing officer and chief nursing officer, respectively. The nursing clinical ladder program was launched in 2011 in an effort to have nurses ASPIRE (Achieve Success and Professional Integrity while Rewarding Excellence). During a yearlong commitment, each of the 345 volunteers perseveres by completing extra-curricular projects to improve their knowledge and ability. n Rehabilitation therapies have had 32 ASPIRE participants from a much smaller pool of potential participants. Karen Judd, director of rehabilitation therapy operations, has this to say: The teamwork and collegiality of the therapists on the teams is the first benefit. The second and perhaps the most important is the continuous clinical learning and how that practice encourages the staff. And lastly, the sense of pride and ownership in our staff in creating best practices for our NCH patients. I am truly impressed with the effect that professional development has had on our department. Our small and vital surgical technologists have had three colleagues recognized for their grit in being STRONG (Surgical Tech Reaching for Outstanding New Goals). Respiratory therapys 16 colleagues, also on a Career Achievement Pathway (CAP), noted the program helps to promote the respiratory profession by encouraging respiratory therapists to become more engaged and passionate about their profession and the department. It has helped to instill a leadership mentality and encouraged teamwork and a sense of ownership among those involved. And finally, theres this story of individual perseverance. Chief of Staff Kevin Cooper set a goal last spring to run a 50-mile ultra-marathon. He did it recently in 11 hours and 11 minutes, starting in 22-degree weather on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland. After tripping over rocks at mile seven and doing a face plant, he got up, checked for major damage and demonstrated true grit by finishing. NCH is not in the business of professionally training ultramarathon runners, of course, but that attitude carries over to the rest of the team as we shake off inevitable setbacks and obstacles to get to the finish line. We have faced many challenges and will face many more. But we have the right attitude and great people working together with the common goal of serving our community so everyone can live a longer, happier and healthier life. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare Sytesm. Z n w n P allenWEISSallen.email@example.com
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Keynote speaker Stephen Bramer, Ph.D., is the chief development officer for RetroSense Therapeutics, a biotechnology company. His remarks will focus on the new developments in gene therapy for the treatment of dry macular degeneration. RetroSense therapy involves the installation of photosensors that can restore vision irrespective of which gene defect is responsible for vision loss, which will allow the treatment to apply to a broad spectrum of dry macular degeneration patients. Mr. Bramer has more than 26 years of academic and industrial experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. He is an associate adjunct professor at The Ohio State University, and he has presented at major scientific meetings and authored numerous publications. He has also served as the chief drug development officer for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and its clinical arm, the National Neurovision Research Institute, which is co-sponsoring this years Southwest Florida symposium. In addition, Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center will provide an overview of macular degeneration and discuss ongoing Retina Health Center studies regarding the disease. Attendees will also learn about the roles of lifestyle and nutrition in the management of macular degeneration and will find out how they can become involved in clinical trials studying new medications for both dry and wet macular degeneration. Attendance at the symposium is free, but reservations are required. Call (800) 586-6765.Chair yoga, gentle yoga classes startingChair yoga classes with Jean Erlbaum begin Jan. 9 at the East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Trial E., with sessions offered from 10:30-11:15 a.m. every Friday. Because all stretches are done on a chair or with the support of a chair, the class is excellent for those who cannot get down on a yoga mat (or back up from one). The classes offer a good stretch and strengthening for muscles, moves for bone strength and balance, release for the joints, relaxation and yoga breathing. People in wheelchairs and beginners are most welcome. Cost is $7.50 per session. Ms. Earlbaum is also leading a new gentle yoga class from 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 13 at the Golden Gate Community Center. The class will offer gentle stretches, yoga breathing and deep relaxation techniques. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Cost is $8 per session or $45 for the six-week session. Military veterans with military ID can take the classes for free. For more information about either of the above classes, call the instructor at (413) 230-1518 or email jean.erlbaum@verizon. net. Ms. Erlbaum will discuss and sign copies of her newest book, Sit with Less Pain: Gentle Yoga for Meditators and Everyone Else, from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at South Regional Library. The book is designed to help anyone who sits for long periods (on a meditation cushion, at a desk, behind the wheel of a car or truck, in a wheelchair, etc.,) to sit more comfortably. The event will include a 30-minute chair yoga class in which Ms. Erlbaum will demonstrate some techniques from her book. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes that allow for stretching. South Regional Library is at 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway in East Naples. The book signing and yoga class are free and open to all. For more information, call 252-7542 or visit collierlibrary.org and sitwithlesspain. com.Dental care offered for free on Jan. 10Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry hosts its second annual Dentistry from the Heart, providing a free day of dental care to more than 200 residents, on Saturday, Jan. 10. There is no registration and no qualification requirements. Dentistry From The Heart started 13 years ago when New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo wanted to give back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of people without dental insurance. Since then, the program has grown to include more than 200 annual events nationwide and has provided more than 45,000 people with free dental care. On Jan. 10, Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry dentists, volunteers and sponsors will provide the first 200 patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. People are expected to line up beginning at 6:45 a.m. at the practice at 690 Goodlette-Frank Road. For more information, visit dentistryfromtheheart.org.Give the gift of life-saving bloodThe gift of life-saving blood is truly the perfect color, size and shape for a local patient in need. Community Blood Center encourages everyone age 16 and over to take time out to donate during the busy holiday season. The Community Blood Center in Naples is at 311 Ninth St. N. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, the center will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Call 6244120 for more information. Here are some places the CBC bloodmobile will be in the coming weeks. A complete schedule is at givebloodcbc. org. Successful donors will receive a free movie ticket. Friday, Dec. 19: Noon to 3 p.m. at Green Tree Plaza on the southwest corner of Airport-Pulling and Immokalee roads. Tuesday, Dec. 23: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lowes on the East Trail. Friday-Monday, Dec. 26-29: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sembler Plaza at the southwest corner of Airport-Pulling Road and Naples Boulevard. Friday, Jan. 2: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coastland Center near the food court entrance. Tuesday, Jan. 6: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waterside Shops. Blood donors can get in on the Ultimate Go For 3 frequent donor contest to qualify to win a $50 gas card or auto detail, an iPad or a weekend getaway package inclusive of a hotel stay, spa package, dinner and two-day use of a BMW convertible courtesy of Germain BMW. Visit the website for details.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. WEVE GOT YOU COVERED.WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING A FAMILY DOCTORWhen you need to see a doctor, you dont want to wait. Thats why Doris DiPrimio Corey, D.O., often has sameday appointments available. She treats acute illnesses, provides routine checkups and offers preventive care. Schedule your appointment, call 239-348-4340.Doris DiPrimio Corey, D.O.Family MedicineMember of the Medical Staff at Physicians Regional Healthcare System. 8340 Collier Blvd. Naples, FL 34114 PhysiciansRegionalMedicalGroup.com Call Us For A FREE ESTIMATELicensed, Insured, Bonded and Locally Owned239-357-1177CleanGreenNaples.comCustomized cleaning packages available. Weekly/monthly agreement discounts. Professional Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services Providing High Quality Cleaning Services For Over 30 YearsThe weather outside is, um, delightful. The slight nip in the air in central Oklahoma, where Im visiting, gives barely a hint that Christmas will be upon us in a matter of days. Besides decorating the tree and mailing holiday cards, its time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for pets and pet-loving friends. Beyond the perfect gift, its important to consider pet welfare during the holidays because of all the hustle and bustle that surrounds this time of year. Visits from relatives, road trips to Grandmas house, cocktail parties: all offer opportunities for pets to be either naughty or nice. We have some strategies to help involve Baxter and Boots in the holidays, keep them safe, and provide them with goodies in their stockings instead of lumps of coal. Kick off the season with good scents. When youre baking holiday cookies, whip up a batch of dog treats, too. Youll know exactly whats in them, and your pet will love them because they come from you. You can find lots of great recipes online. Adapt holiday decor to the realities of life with pets. If you have a Christmas tree, leave lower branches bare of ornaments to prevent curious pups and kittens from pulling them off. Choose unbreakable ornaments, and avoid using tinsel, which can cause intestinal blockages if swallowed. If you have a puppy in the home, set a small Christmas tree on top of a chest or tabletop, out of reach of your young canine pal. Instead of decorating packages with ribbon, which some pets like to chew and swallow with regrettable results make pretty bows out of wrapping paper, using scissors to curl the ends. Consider setting a pet-proof table, especially if you have a new puppy or kitten in the home, or if your big galoot of a dog is a well-meaning klutz. Leave Grandmas antique Irish lace tablecloth folded away and substitute a holidaythemed vinyl or machine-washable tablecloth instead one thats less vulnerable to spills and tears. Schedule a pet picture with Santa. Lots of pet-related businesses, shelters and even malls offer sessions. Youll treasure the memories, and often the price you pay goes to help pets in need. Be sure theres something under the tree for your pet to tear up, er, unwrap. Some that we like: Skipping Stones by Kurgo, brightly colored floating fetch toys that skip across water. Chuckit LightPlay Max Glow Ball, specially designed to light up play when days are short and night comes early. Galaxy Mojo Maker Air Wand, a feather toy with a retractable cord, comfortable handle and spiral motion to send your cat into orbit in a good way. Cat lovers who are design aficionados will appreciate Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin. New cat owners or anyone who loves cats can find a wealth of feline facts in The Original Cat Fancy Cat Bible: The Definitive Source for All Things Cat by Sandy Robins with Arnold Plotnick, DVM. For dog lovers, select from The Life and Love of Dogs by Lewis Blackwell, a collection of hundreds of images of dogs accompanied by insightful and inspiring text, and Rebecca Frankels War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love, w hich Washington Post reviewer Jonathan Yardley calls an exceptionally interesting and surprisingly moving book. What are my dogs getting? Keeper is rocking a new blue leather collar with matching leash, Harper is going to Santa Fe with us for Christmas, and Gemma, well, shes tough to buy for. Im still shopping. PET TALESHappy howlidaysEight tips to help you and your pets during the holiday season Your pet can supervise while you decorate the tree and will have fun with empty boxes as gifts are unwrapped. Pets of the Week>>Elf Abella is a spayed, 3-month-old Labrador mix whose biggest wish is for a permanent home for the holidays. >>Ellie Evergreen is a spayed, 1-yearold Labrador/ Shiba Inu mix who promises to make a great family pet. >>Georgie Gingerbread is a neutered, 1-yearold terrier mix whos as sweet as he looks. >>Ryder Reindeer is a neutered, 2-yearold spaniel mix who came to foster care with an injury and has been checked out and cleared for adoption by the Brookes Legacy veterinarian.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, email Admin@BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit brookeslegacyanimalrescue.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 NEWS A31 AFK AFFORDABLE FLOORING & KITCHENS 239-4-FLOORS (239-435-6677)afknaples.com 2700 Immokalee Road, #14 (in the Uptown Plaza near Sams Club) Affordable Luxury! To see more work remodels by AFK visit Like us on to follow our work! Visit Our Kitchen And Bath Remodeling Showroom Today! THE DIVA DIARIESWaxing royally on the topic of personal spaceI am totally into the British royal family I always have been. Im a hopelessly devoted anglophile. Quiz me on anything to do with the Tudors, Hanovers or Windsors Ive got answers. Did Anne Bolyne really have six fingers on one hand? No. Was King George III insane? Yes. Does Stephanie Davis think that Camilla Parker Bowles looks like a Rottweiler? Absolutely. So, when the future King and Queen of merry old England the delightfully dashing Prince William and Duchess Kate of The Amazing Hair visited America this month, I followed their every move. While yall were Christmas shopping, oblivious to Kates fashion choices and Williams adorable smile, I was busily surfing every website from whatkatewore.com to royal. gov.uk so, yes, I knew when LeBron James breached Royal protocol, throwing an arm around the Duchess and bringing her in for an enthusiastic squeeze during a photo op. Even as a royal whos only used to polite curtsies and gently being handed bouquets of posies from the public, Kate didnt look overly bothered to have LeBron in her personal space and, in fact, Buckingham Palace (aka THE QUEEN) quickly released a statement absolving King James, basically saying it was fine. But, the whole hullabaloo made me wonder, especially this time of year when were all supposed to be making merry and spreading the love, what ex actly is a violation of personal space? Like Kate, Im cool with someone Ive met putting an arm around me for a photo, but please do not face talk me if I can reach out and touch your nose with my finger, you are talking way to close to my face. And its not just in social situations theres personal tailgating, which is like tailgating in a car, but way worse because humans dont have bumpers. If Im ahead of you in the check-out line or at the bank and you huddle up really, really close to my spinal cord, Im not going to move forward any faster, OK? Remember Drivers Ed when you learned to keep a cars length away from you and the driver ahead? Please keep at least a persons length away from anyone while in line at Publix. In some situations, personal space can be blind and unspoken, yet respected. Take for instance a public restroom if there are a whole bunch of empty stalls why, oh why, would you choose the only one right next to mine? Having to use a public bathroom is bad enough plopping yourself smack dab next to someone when its not even necessary is just wrong. Apparently, Im not alone. I posed the issue of personal space invasion on Facebook and learned that my friend Lane hates it when someone walks behind her too closely, she pointedly stops dead in her tracks and moves to the side. Alison cant stand it when there are plenty of available seats at the movie theater and a person decides to sit right next to her. Jeff says that if he can smell what you most recently ate or drank on your breath, then you have passed the point of being too close. On the other hand, as much as I dislike a stranger sidling all up in my grill to the point where I can basically taste his hair, Im almost as annoyed when a friend or acquaintance doesnt go all in. I ran into an old work buddy at a party last week who seemingly came in for a hug, but damned if it wasnt an air hug. There I was, giving her a warm, hearty embrace, while she was daintily cupping my atmosphere. If youre going to hug commit to it. Fake hugs are worse than limp handshakes fake hugs make the real hugger feel dumb. That said, what with the flu going around, air kisses are perfectly acceptable these days. Just make sure that the air-kissing is mutual and that even if you air-kissed earlier, and you happen to meet in the ladies room, leave at least one stall between the two of you. Also, if youre a member of British or basketball royalty, Im fair game when it comes to side hugs but I remain firm on the bathroom rule ones throne is personal. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org JAMES
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Expecting a windfall?Financial consultants offer tips to prevent regrets SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe odds are good that you will inherit money or assets in the coming years. If youre like most people, the odds are good that youll save only half. The largest transfer of wealth in history is underway, with beneficiaries expected to receive $59 trillion over the next four decades, according to a Boston College study. But those heirs will lose, spend or donate half of their inheritances, if a 2012 study by Ohio University holds true. People need to plan for inheriting wealth to avoid the pitfalls that result in so many heirs making emotional or ill-informed decisions they later regret, says Michael Abbott, CFO of The Abbott Bennett Group. Its never wise to make important financial decisions based on emotion, and inheritance often starts with grief, one of the most profound emotions we ever experience, adds Chris Bennett, cofounding partner of the firm. Particularly with the death of a parent, people can feel a whole range of emotions guilt, overwhelming loss, anger, relief, Mr. Bennett says. Its a very bad time to make decisions that can affect you and your family for the rest of your lives. The average American inheritance is expected to be $177,000, according to an HSBC Holdings, a banking company. In Canada, the average is just under $100,000. Whether or not that sounds like a lot of money to you, handled properly it can have a tremendous impact on your life, Mr. Abbott says. He and Mr. Bennett share these four tips for planning for an inheritance: If you inherit non-cash assets, ask questions before you liquefy. People inherit all sorts of assets: real estate, stocks and bonds, IRAS, gold, jewelry, etc. Different types of assets have different tax burdens attached. In order to preserve as much of your inheritance as possible, you need to learn the best way to minimize the tax burden for each asset. Once youve liquefied the asset once youve turned it into cash its too late, Mr. Abbott says. Life insurance, however, is an exception. You wont be taxed on that, he says. A ROTH IRA thats more than five years old will also be an exception if the amount is exempt under the current federal estate tax rules ($5.3 million for 2014). If you inherit a tax-deferred retirement plan, consider rolling it into an inherited IRA. An IRA or 401(k), for instance, is a tax-deferred asset, meaning the person who left it to you did not pay taxes on it, Mr. Bennett says. So if you take it in a lump sum, which some plans require, everything you withdraw will be considered taxable income for you. Alternatives include rolling the money into an inherited IRA one that retains the deceaseds name along with language that clearly indicates its inherited. Dont mix it with your own IRA. Then you can take small distributions over the course of years, and the money will continue to grow. The best planning starts with a conversation with your loved ones now. One of the biggest mistakes people make is not discussing inheritance matters while everyone is still alive and well. It allows the heirs to know their loved ones wishes and to make plans, without emotion, for what they will do with the assets. Some adult children wont initiate the conversation because theyre afraid of appearing greedy or eager for their parents to die, Mr. Abbott says. Sometimes, the parents want to discuss matters but their children arent comfortable addressing mom and dads mortality. Even spouses avoid talking about it. Its the most easily avoidable mistake families make. If loved ones express a desire to talk about what youll get when Im gone, allow them to, Mr. Bennett advises. It will give them peace of mind, he says. If you want to initiate the conversation, look for opportunities, such as when a family you know or a family in the news is dealing with estate issues. Receiving an inheritance can be a lifechanging experience, and it also represents your loved ones financial legacy. Managing it well and preserving it is an important thing you can do in memory of that person you lost. CHRISTOPHER A. BRAUN -bbtn, tb EXPERT REPRESENTATION IN NAPLES SINCE 1984COMPANYWIDE DOWNINGfFRYE REALTOR IN 2011 & 20131# Stunning, inviting, private, close to EVERYTHING! 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 BUSINESS B3 Dante DiSabatoBroker AssociateDante@Encore-Realty.com 239.537.5351 180 Central Avenue LISTED AT $5,950,000 5,327 square feet under air; 7,421 square feet total 5 bedrooms plus den and ex space, 6 full baths, 1 half bath 3 homes from the beach with Southern exposure Luxurious outdoor living/entertainment area 40 3rd Street North LISTED AT $4,250,000 3,994 square feet under air; 5,305 square feet total 4 bedrooms plus den, 4 full baths, 2 half baths 2 blocks from the beach Beautiful outdoor living area 20 3rd Street North LISTED AT $3,995,000 3,811 square feet under air; 5,549 square feet total 4 bedrooms plus ex space, 6 full baths, 1 half bath 2 blocks from the beach Stunning outdoor living area 2075 Crayton Road LISTED AT $3,350,000 4,190 square feet under air; 5,923 square feet total 4 bedrooms plus den, 4 full baths, 2 half baths Oversized Moorings lot with Southern exposure Spacious outdoor living area 509 1st Avenue South LISTED AT $3,375,000 3,047 square feet under air; 3,940 square feet total 4 bedrooms plus ex space, 4 full baths, 1 half bath 4 blocks from the beach with Western exposure Gorgeous outdoor living area 2240 Venetian Court, Naples, FL 34109 Encore-Realty.comwith Naples True Concierge Broker LIVELUXURYAll information is subject to change without notice.OLDE NAPLES AND THE MOORINGSTMHigh school students can apply for summer leadership programThe Leadership Collier Foundation, an affiliate of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is accepting applications for the Class of 2015 Youth Leadership Collier program that empowers students to become effective leaders, showcases Collier County and encourages participants to consider coming back to their community to begin their careers and families. From June 13-19, participants will interact in daily sessions designed to give them first-hand experience in local government, health care, business and the arts. Tuition is $500. The deadline for applications is Feb. 4. Applications can be found online at napleschamber.org. For more information, contact Amanda Beights, vice president of Leadership Collier Foundation, by calling 403-2903 or emailing Amanda@napleschamber.org. Leadership alumni invited to hear about Turtles on the TownThe Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association hosts a panel discussion about Turtles on the Town, a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Collier County, Conversancy of Southwest Florida and United Arts Council of Collier County, during a lunch meeting Thursday, Jan. 29. Leadership alumni will learn about the importance of community involvement in the areas of conservation and the arts, which are crucial to the regions continuing development. The panelists are Ann Hughes, Community Foundation director of donor services; Nikkie Dvorchak, Conservancy director of development; Katie Schweikhardt, executive director of the United Arts Council; and Robin DeMattia, consultant for Turtles on the Town. The lunch takes place at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. Cost is $15 for Leadership alumni, $20 for others. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m. For tickets or more information, visit napleschamber.org/events.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@ comcast.net or visit napleschamber.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday (not Dec. 25 or Jan. 1). To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. The next members-only Accelerated Luncheon hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at AZN in Mercato. $20. Reservations are required by Jan. 5. Call Judi Menard at 298-7928 or email judi@ napleschamber.org. Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7:308:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Hilton Naples. Fidelity Investments is the mornings sponsor. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. The next Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at Hacienda Lakes of Naples. The evenings host is Esplanade at Hacienda Lakes. $10 for chamber members ($15 at the door), $25 for others. Sign up by Jan. 12 at napleschamber.org/events. The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next Business After Five networking event from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Marco Island Fish Co. Call 394-7549 or visit marcoislandchamber.org. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds a mini-trade show at its next Business Before Business meetin from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport next to Gulf Coast Town Center. Thirty-five chamber members will showcase their products and services to fellow members and guests. Call Chelsea Birczak at 992-2943 or email Chelsea@bonitaspringschamber.com. Save the date for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce annual meeting set for Wednesday morning, April 15, at the Hilton Naples. Visit napleschamber.org/events for more information. Email business meeting announcements to email@example.com.Based in Cleveland, I trace my history back to 1866, when my innovative founders decided to offer ready-to-use paint. Today, with more than 40,000 employees, more than 4,100 locations and more than $10 billion in annual sales, Im the largest paints and coatings producer in the U.S., and among the largest in the world. I sell to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers, and my brands include my own name as well as Dutch Boy, Krylon, Minwax and Thompsons Water Seal. My stock has averaged annual gains of 17 percent over the past 20 years. Who am I?Know the answer? 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The newest member of the board is Dr. Jody Alexander, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist who is a member of the Collier County Medical Society and served as medical records chairman for Naples Community Hospital from 2005 to 2010. Dr. Alexander joins board members Cole Caruso, Gennifer Garcia, Eleni Gillis, Kate Henry, Bob Nordland, Ron Patterson, Dina Sewell, Jayne Skindzier, Barbara Teaford and Chris Ulrich. Nicholas Gaffney an associate in the Naples office of the national law firm of Quarles & Brady, has been appointed to The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Planned Giving Committee. Mr. Gaffney received his masters of law degree in taxation from the University of Florida, his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and his bachelors degree from DePauw University. Health Care Drs. Stephen Ducatman and Craig Eichler have joined the medical staff of The Woodruff Institute, with offices in Naples and Bonita Springs. A board-certified dermatologist for more than 30 years, Dr. Ducatman specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails as well as cutaneous surgery. He earned a bachelors degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from the Mount Sanai School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Roger Williams General Hospital in Providence, R.I., before completing his dermatology training at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ducatman served as an associate clinical professor of medicine/dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles from 19852004, and was voted Teacher of the Year five times during his tenure. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Collier and Lee County medical societies. Dr. Eichler is also a board-certified dermatologist. In practice since 1993, he specializes in general dermatology and dermatologic surgery. He earned a bachelors degree from Emory University and his medical degree from the University of Florida. After an internship in internal medicine at UF, he received his dermatology training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Eichler is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and the medical societies of Collier and Lee counties. He volunteers at the Neighborhood Health Clinic and has served on its board of directors since 2013. He was honored as the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Practitioner of the Year Award in 2012. Dr. Robert Tomsick has joined the medical staff at Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery and will begin seeing patients in Naples and Bonita Springs in January for general dermatology treatment and Mohs skin cancer surgery. Board certified in dermatology and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, Dr. Tomsick has more than 35 years of experience in dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery. He earned a bachelors degree in biology from Kenyon College and a medical degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he subsequently established the Mohs Surgery Unit and served on the fulltime faculty for 30 years. Prior to accepting his new position at Riverchase, he practiced general dermatology and Mohs surgery at Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples. Higher Education David Borofsky, Ph.D., has been named interim president of Hodges University, succeeding Jeanette Brock upon her retirement Dec. 31. Mr. Borofsky has more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions with public universities, community colleges and for-profit institutions nationwide. He most recently served as president of Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. He originally was appointed as the institutions interim president in February 2012 and ascended to the role of permanent president just four months later as a result of widespread campus and community support. Prior to serving as president of Dakota State, he was provost at Westwood College in Denver, Colo., and before that was president of Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Wash. He earned his doctorate in educational administration and supervision from Rutgers University and also holds a masters degree in education and a bachelors degree in psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Wealth Management Corey Grant has been named a registered client associate with Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. He recently passed the Series 7 and Series 66 exams. He earned a bachelors degree in finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. ON THE MOVECOWAN PHILLIPS GAFFNEY DUCATMAN EICHLER BOROFSKY
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Part of the problem is the obvious, suggests Capt. Betty Staugler, the Universitys Sea Grant extension agent in Charlotte County. There are more people, now. There have been more changes to the Charlotte estuary. There have been impacts to the fishery that may go back before data collections, so observations (of long-time and daily users, especially) cant be quantified. But theyre important. Especially when delivered in a playsafe environment of mutual respect for different ideas. The new program is the brainchild of U.F. Professor Kai Lornezen, who used combinations of local wisdom, academic research and local management in developing countries to good effect, combining data with anecdote and intimate local knowledge to help maintain or restore healthy fisheries, says Ms. Hazell. (Professor Lorenzen did not respond to telephone and email messages before press time.) Charlotte Harbor, meanwhile, is a massively beleaguered natural system, although no one fishery (snook or grouper, for example) is endangered at the moment, says Capt. Staugler and its also the heart of a system worth millions of dollars annually to all the residents of the region extending from Sarasota to Naples. Byron Stout, a retired, three-decade outdoors writer for The News-Press who grew up fishing the waters of Charlotte Harbor and its environs, offers some sobering observations about a reality that data may describe in scientific terms, without being able to offer solutions in real terms. Those solutions could be politically divisive. Floridas FWC has good, long term, ongoing studies of fisheries in Charlotte Harbor, Mr. Stout says. There also are other organizations (San-Cap Conservation Foundation, South Florida Water Management District, and more) that do very solid work in the lower part of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary, which extends south to Estero Bay. It would be great if an unbiased, conservation-dedicated organization compiled and coordinated all of it. But theres a big but, in his view: The problem with Charlotte Harbor proper is water quality, and more importantly, water quantity. For decades, the historic water inflow to the harbor has been (steadily) decreased by agriculture and the phosphate industry. Once spring-fed by the Peace River, the harbor now only gets runoff that isnt siphoned off by urban and, mainly, industrial users. Thats life-threatening for an estuary, which by definition is an area where salt and fresh waters mix. Several fish species have vanished already, including the famous sturgeon, as a result. The reason there no longer is any spring flow along the Peace River, explains Mr. Stout, is the phosphate industry. It systematically dams off the surface aquifers that feed into the river by constructing miles-long clay settling ponds across the landscape. These massive impoundments are filled with clay sludge that is a byproduct of phosphate extraction. The clay settles, hardens, and forms 40-foot-thick, impermeable walls across the environment that have the potential to be the only thing left of Florida after a nuclear assault. Unless there becomes some unexpected world need for clay, Mr. Stout has concluded, they are a permanent part of the planet. Capt. Bunch, meanwhile, has a few opinions not only about Charlotte Harbor, but also about research grants that fund such enterprises as the year-long Charlotte Harbor Fisheries Forum. Grants mean huge sums of money. Academics score grants to do studies. A study requires research. Research requires time and resources. Once a plan finally evolves it must be implemented. By this time it is time to stick your feet in the water and do something (before) the academics retire on UF pensions paid by We The Taxpayers. What would require no grants and no research and probably no discussion to improve the declining health of Charlotte Harbor right off the bat, he suggests, would be these two measures: first, ban lead in weights attached to fishing rigs that get trapped in rocks, reefs, refrigerator, washers, dryers and old boats sunk on purpose for private reef fishing. Every UF academic knows lead in our fishery is not a good thing. And second, recommends Capt. Bunch: On or before June 30, 2015, all boats having tanks for human waste would be required to install a bright colored non-toxic food-type dye. As well, the boat would be fitted with a special outlet valve affording a slow dripping sink effect. In other words, those who dump at 1, 2, 3 or 4 a.m. would easily be flagged and fined. In addition, new yearly registration would require pump out verification and documentation. (We should) take a page from how they do things in pristine harbors like Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California. The first year for this common sense change should have begun on Jan. 1, 2000. The indifference meter has been running for 15 years. FISHINGFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOCharlotte HarborCOURTESY PHOTOCapt. John GiddyUp Bunch in Charlotte Harbor. To join or attend the Charlotte Harbor Fisheries Forum, which will host a meeting for all comers at a still-unannounced date in midJanuary, contact the University of Floridas Sea Grant extension agents in either Charlotte or Lee Counties, here: Charlotte: Capt. Betty Staugler, (941) 7644346, staugler@u .edu. Lee: Joy Hazell, (239) 707-1267, jhazell@ leegov.com.
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WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME. RoyalShellSales.com239.261.9101For Rentals Call239.213.3311Florida: Bonita Springs/Estero, Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Naples/Marco Island, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands, Sapphire/Lake Toxaway QUAIL WEST 4 En Suite Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms Sparkling Pool & Spa, Lake & Golf Course Views $3,200,000 MLS 214059734 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 FRENCH COUNTRY ESTATE BONITA SPRINGS Stunning Custom Home Situated on a Premier Lot $1,395,000 MLS 214056696 Steve Suddeth & Ben Maltese 239.784.0693 PELICAN LANDING NAPLES 3BR, 3.5BA Waterfront Townhouse Investors: Existing One Year Lease at $3,000/mo. $879,000 MLS 214030966 Steve Suddeth & Jennifer Nicolai 239.784.0693 GOLDEN SHORES MONTARA 3 Bedrooms & Den, 2.5 Bathrooms Dramatically Proportioned Ceilings & High Windows $589,000 MLS 214059566 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 BONITA BAY OAKWOOD CARRIAGE HOMES Remodeled 1st Floor 3BR, 3BA Carriage Home Golf Course and Lake View $434,900 MLS 214050882 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY PALMETTO RIDGE Well Appointed 2nd Floor End Unit, Attached Garage Over 2,000 S.F., 2BR + Bonus Room, 2BA, Overlooking Golf Course $289,000 MLS 214020232 Meli Chelon-Gumma 239.273.3974 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS BONITA SPRINGS Rare "Cypress" 2BR, 2BA + Den Corner Lot + Large Private Pool/Lanai $439,000 MLS 214015897 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 SPRING RUN AT THE BROOKS SAGO POINTE AT THE BROOKS Fabulous Upgrades Bundled Golf Included $295,000 MLS 214065164 Bette Pitzer 239.560.2627 COPPERLEAF AT THE BROOKS CONNORS VANDERBILT BEACH Canal Access to Gulf of Mexico 8,600sqft of Living, 5 Spacious Master Suites $2,995,000 MLS 214054239 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 NAPLES HORIZONS Spacious Plan, Breathtaking Panoramic Views 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths and Den $1,350,000 MLS 214042999 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY LAKEMONT Newly Renovated 3 BR +Den, 2.5 BA Additional Pool Bath/Outdoor Shower $759,900 MLS 214065908 Beth James 239.287.4663 NEW LISTING PELICAN LANDING PALM COLONY 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Condo with Loft Golf Course Views, Low HOA Fee! $385,000 MLS 214067599 Beth James 239.287.4663 NEW LISTING PELICAN LANDING SANTORINI VILLAS 3 Bedroom Villa, All the Upgrades Golf Course View with Southern Exposure $429,000 MLS 214052506 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 OLDE CYPRESS BONITA SPRINGS Newly Remodeled 3 Bed, 2 Bath Pool Home Oversize Lot, No Fees! $282,500 MLS 214066429 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 NEW LISTING SANDY HOLLOW BAYWOODS Stunning Custom Harwick Home Spillover Spa & Lagoon Pool w/ Waterfall $2,799,000 MLS 213511014 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.564.5717 BONITA BAY ORCHID RIDGE Custom 3BR +Den, 4 BA Open Great Room Lake & Golf View, Natural Gas Kitchen $1,250,000 MLS 214067082 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 NEW LISTING SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS COLONNADE CLUB 2BR, 2BA, Sleek, Sunny & Contemporary Totally Remodeled & Modernized in 2013 $755,000 MLS 214062770 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OLDE NAPLES LONGLEAF Pool, Spa & Great Views 3BR + Den, 2.5BA $563,000 MLS 214062232 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS BONITA SPRINGS Meticulously Maintained Rutenberg Home 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, Solar Heated Pool $427,000 MLS 214039125 The Boeglin Team-Jim Griffith 239.322.2409 SPANISH WELLS MARBELLA 3BR, 2BA 2nd Floor Condo Outstanding Lake & Golf Course Views $245,000 MLS 214056203 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS
MOORINGS 5BR/4 Full & 1 Half BA, 4655sqft Under AC Minutes to Beach, Shopping & Downtown Naples $2,450,000 MLS 214051295 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 EXCEPTIONAL PRIVATE HOME QUAIL CREEK 4BR+Den/6.5BA, Over 6,000sqft of Luxury Living Circular Drive, Motor Courts, 3 Car Garage $1.200.000 MLS 212033934 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 BACK ON THE MARKET GINGER POINTE Granite, Stainless Kitchen, 3BR +Den, 3 Baths Golf/Lake Views, Formal Dining, Great Room $752,000 MLS 214037591 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS BONITA SPRINGS Spacious 3BR+Den, 2.5 BA Pool Home Fabulous Lake and Golf Course Views $530,000 MLS 214066835 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 NEW LISTING SPANISH WELLS BONITA SPRINGS 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Pool & Spa Outstanding Lake View $425,000 MLS 214065943 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 NEW LISTING LAKE CLUB AT SPANISH WELLS CHARLESTON SQUARE First Floor Unit in Quiet Subdivision Furnished 1,643sf Under Air, 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths $224,900 MLS 214061392 Frank Dekevich 239.877.4193 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES GLEN LAKES Exceptional View Over Water to Golf Course 4 Bedrooms + Den/Office, 3 Car Garage $1,995,000 MLS 214053352 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS THE DUNES Panoramic Gulf & Bay Views 3 Spacious Bedrooms, 3 Full & 1 Half Baths $1,150,000 MLS 214008797 The Taranto Team 239.572.0066 PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3 Fenced Pastures, 6 Stall Barn, Riding Arena Completely Remodeled Ranch Home,5BR/4BA $749,900 MLS 214054247 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 3BR + Den, 2.5 Bathroom Home on Large Lot Volume Ceilings, Skylights, Lg Master Suite $525,000 MLS 214061949 Vivienne Sinkow 239.405.0638 CLOSE TO BEACHES WINDSTAR Beautifully Decorated Turnkey Unit! 3 BR/3BA Ground Floor Unit $385,000 MLS 214065290 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 NEW LISTING MARINA COVE ST ANDREWS VERANDAS Turnkey Furnished Fully Updated! $192,500 MLS 214065634 David Steele 239.287.7097 NEW LISTING HIGHLAND WOODS QUAIL WEST 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Full Bathrooms Gourmet Kitchen, Custom Cabinetry $1,875,000 MLS 214029817 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 GOLF, LAKE & SUNSET SKIES LUSSO VILLAS 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, 2 Car Garage Private Pool & Spa $995,000 MLS 214062784 The Taranto Team 239.572.0066 PARK SHORE MENAGGIO 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Beautifully Turnkey Furnished $685,000 MLS 214036253 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 FIDDLER'S CREEK BONITA SPRINGS Amazing 3 Bedrooms +Den, 3 Baths Gorgeous Pool, Granite in Kitchen & Bathrooms $449,000 MLS 214066588 Pamela McCall 239.992.9100 NEW LISTING FAIRWINDS BRIDGEWATER BAY Nicely Appointed 3BR Walk-Up Condo Strong Rental History, Built-in Income til 8/2015 $350,000 MLS 214063279 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER BONITA BEACH Great Sunsets Cross the Street to the Beach $179,000 MLS 214065734 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 NEW LISTING GREAT LOCATION NAPLES CLUB ESTATES 4 Bedroom + Den, 4 Full & 3 Half Baths Chef's Kitchen, Butler's Pantry & Wine Room $1,795,000 MLS 213003435 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 LUXURY LIVING BONITA SPRINGS 3BR, 3BA Home with Lake & Golf Views Recently Updated Kitchen & House $965,000 MLS 214053891 Larry Bell 239.919.4404 PELICAN LANDING PARK SHORE LANDINGS 2BR 2BA, 1,372sqft, Strong Rental History Across Bridge From Venetian Village $678,000 MLS 214054343 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 NAPLES COUNTRY CHARM 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 Car Garage Home Pine Trees on 1.25 Acres $448,500 MLS 213008016 Darlene Rice 239.325.3537 SAN CARLOS ESTATES BRIDGEWATER BAY 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Furnished with Garage $300,000 MLS 214063660 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 FURNISHED LAKE VIEW CONDO NORTH NAPLES 2BR, 2BA Updated 1st Floor Tile, Fresh Paint, New Carpet $172,900 MLS 214059859 Linda Sanfilippo 239.595.1098 VANDERBILT COUNTRY CLUB
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 ILLUSTRATED PROPERTIESServing North Naples and the Surrounding Area Joanne Ciesielski 239.287.6732 Brian Carey 239.370.8687 Karen Carey 239.216.8826 naplescarey.com OPPORTUNITY Light and bright 3BR/2.5BA. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE as most major appliances have been updated within the past 2 years! Features include: newer stainless appliances, newer high-efciency washer/dryer, new hot water heater, newer A/C, tile in living area, built-in entertainment center in great room and wood oors in den. Large screened lanai offers private pool with lake views and mature landscaping. Hurricane shutters, decorative nishes on driveway, walkway and lanai complete the package. $429,000 VILLAGE WALK OF NORTH NAPLES Classic DiVosta Oakmont; spotless, well-maintained 3BR+den/2BA in a parklike setting with huge, private backyard. DiVosta is known for its patented poured concrete construction and resort-style amenities. On-site restaurant, 6 Har-Tru tennis courts, 3 heated pools, gym, full-time activities director, landscaping/lawn maintenance, TV, high-speed internet and telephone included, miles of paved walking paths, bocce courtsand so much more! Love this home; love this community! Enjoy the lifestyle this season! $424,900 COURTESY PHOTOSImperial Golf Estates is where Jeannie Alldis and Steve Milner will escape the Montreal winter this year. A 2/2 that Jeannie Alldis liked in Bermuda Cove was in foreclosure and eventually sold for $139,900.exchange rate. The U.S. dollar is currently running about 90 cents for every Canadian dollar. When youre making small purchases (groceries, gas, etc.), adding an extra percentage to the bill is an inconvenience. But when youre making a purchase that runs into the tens of thousands of dollars, the additional sum can be substantial. With this in mind, Jeannie began her real estate search in March. Although she had a sense for Collier County from previous visits, shed never considered the area with the critical eye of the buyer. Very early on, her agent, Kimberly Alvord of Downing-Frye Realty in Naples, showed her a condo at High Point Country Club in North Naples that had just come on the market for $115,000. Jeannie liked the property and the location, but she felt it was still too early to make an offer. Buying property is stressful enough as it is, she says. You want to make sure you have what you want. Id rather pay more and be sure. The condo in High Point, she found out later, sold the same day. Over the next several months, Jeannie noticed condo prices rising. If they didnt want to be priced out of the market, she and Steve would have to buy soon. Foreclosures and short sales seemed like a good option there were so many available but a closer look showed many of them were in south Naples. Most of the couples s friends lived in North Naples, and Jeannie had hoped to buy near them. Still, she found a condo she liked in Bermuda C ove, a 2/2 p lus a den, in foreclosure and listed at $169,900. A friend recommended that Jeannie offer a little more than 10 percent below the asking price, and after careful consideration she made an offer for $141,000. Unfortunately, the owners agent said they already had another offer, and Jeannie decided to continue looking. The property later sold for $139,900. Jeannie found another 2/2 condo, this one in Imperial Golf Estates. The place had a lake view that was better than the one she had put an offer on, and the location suited her. The asking price: $159,000. The couple offered $140,000, the owners counter-offered, and they settled on $145,000. At this point, the real lessons on how to buy property in the U.S. began. The buyers soon learned that there are small but significant differences between the Canadian and American systems. The Canadians use what they call notaries for all the important documentation and legal work; we use title agents. The homeowners insurance system especially in Florida, with our complex hurricane codes is daunting. Plus, theres the complication and added cost of moving all that money to the U.S. Taken individually, the differences dont seem like much, but they can add up to a serious headache. Thankfully, Ms. Alldis and Mr. Milner had a good team. Between their real estate agent and their title agent (Lauren Bartley at Cypress Title and Escrow), all the details, both foreign and domestic, were handled well. Since the couple bought the condo in June, Jeannie has come to visit every five weeks. The property arrived in turnkey condition with everything included, even the linens and dinner plates, but Jeannie has enjoyed adding her own decor to the space. During what will surely be the grueling Canadian winter to come, she and Steve plan to be here for a long stretch of time. CLOSEFrom page 9A condo at High Point Country Club was among the first that Jeannie Alldis saw when she started the hunt for a home in Naples. It sold the same day.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Richard DrosteREALTOR239firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today! Sands D-307 $319,000Super location. 2 BR/2 BA furnished Washer/Dryer in unit. Super bright & cheerful. End unit. Many updates. ACROSS FROM BEACH 1570 Villa Court (Cul-de-sac) $350,000Great family home w/super kitchen. Large open family room. Really good oor plan. Some TLC needed. 2 TIER LANAI1642 Rainbow Court $610,000Great family home w/huge recreation space. Beautiful updates, large rooms. Dock/lift/pool. New windows. ON THE WATER Homesites on Marco Island91 S. Heathwood Inland $88,900 173 Gulfstream St Inland $129,900 1664 Villa Ct. Wide water view $463,000 1671 Almeria Ct. Key water lot $650,000 BUILD YOUR DREAM Janine RendanoREALTOR(239)405-2994JRendano@AmerivestRealty.com Daniel WalshREALTOR(239)404-3000DWalsh@AmerivestRealty.com Serving Naples, Bonita Springs and EsteroAMERIVESTREALTYOFNAPLES.COM10001 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34108 Prato at Talis Park 16776 Prato Way MLS#214012764 Toscana at Talis Park $1,950,000 16653 Toscana Circle #706 MLS#214031449 Lucarno at Mediterra $1,395,000 16655 Lucarno Way MLS#214050333 PENDINGSales center earns silver from NAHBThe Discovery Sales Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto Communities has earned a silver award for Best Welcome Center from the National Association of Homebuilders National Sales & Marketing Council. Silver award recipients are finalists for the gold award to be presented Jan. 20 at the NAHB national gala in Las Vegas. The 7,330-square-foot Discovery Sales Center has been described as more nature center than sales center. A transitional, Old Florida design features a soaring 28-foot reception lobby that opens to a room with a re-created natural cypress wetland and a 14-foot replica cypress tree. The center also has a boardwalk bordered by displays about neighboring Naples Botanical Garden and Rookery Bay National Estaurine Research Reserve. In another room of the Discovery Sales Center, visitors take a virtual tour of The Isles of Collier Preserve at interactive stations with touch-screen monitors. Floor-toceiling windows look out onto a veranda and expansive views of the communitys Cypress Waterway. New homeowners can choose from a wide selection of cabinetry, flooring, lighting and more in the Inspiration Design Center within the Discovery Sales Center. Entrance to The Isles of Collier Preserve is on U.S. 41 East, south of Thomasson Drive. Discovery Sales Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (888) 693-4306 or visit mintofla.com. Mediterra ranks No. 1 among Best Retirement DestinationsMediterra in North Naples has been recognized by Best Retirement Destinations as the No. 1 community in Florida for retirees. The development earned a perfect score across all five categories (home options, visual appeal, recreational activities, social networking opportunities and safety). Best Retirement Destinations, the independent authority on where to retire, announced its top 10 community rankings in November. Were certainly pleased that Mediterra has received this recognition, particularly since Best Retirement Destinations considers social opportunities in its ranking process, says Mark Wilson, president and CEO of London Bay, which manages new home sales and marketing for the luxury community. Mediterra was designed with amenities that foster camaraderie and friendships among neighbors of all ages.Mediterra consistently has been recognized for the quality of its lifestyle, amenities and championship golf. It is the Collier Building Industry Associations eighttime Community of the Year winner and received a 2013 Aurora Award as one of the best communities in the Southeastern U.S. BoardRoom Magazine has designated Mediterra as a Distinguished Emerald Club, an honor attained by only the top 5 percent of private clubs in the world.Mediterra was also recently named by Prevo Health Solutions among the top 10 Americas Healthiest Clubs for a second consecutive year. The Club at Mediterra previously has achieved national recognition as one of the top golf facilities in America. It has been honored with the Environmental Leaders in Golf Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest magazine, and has been named by Golf Magazine as one of the 50 Best Golf Communities in America. Mediterra also has been named one of the top 100 golf communities in America by Travel + Leisure Golf for four consecutive years and twice by Links magazine. It was the first 36-hole course to earn Audubon Internationals Silver Signature Sanctuary status. Mediterras tennis facilities have been recognized by the United States Tennis Association, the United States Tennis Court & Track Builders Association and Tennis Industry magazine. The 1,700-acre community has two Fazio-designed courses, a 32,000-square-foot clubhouse offering formal and casual dining, the Tavern on 18 lounge with indoor and outdoor seating, a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, and the Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico. All of the communitys amenities are member-owned. Available home designs in Mediterra include single-family estate homes and maintenance-free single-family villas. Prices are from the $800,000s to more than $7 million The entrance to Mediterra is on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75. For more information, call 949-8989 or visit mediterranaples.com. COURTESY PHOTOSMediterras 10,000-square-foot Beach Club is on the Gulf of Mexico. Three are two Fazio-designed golf courses at Mediterra.
WEEK OF DEC. 18-24, 2014 B15 Over 200 New Home Sales This Year Take Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. With this much space, 2 Decorated Models Now OpenHampton Village Hampton Village 5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL 3414214 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.com Pre-Construction Pricing from $191,990Coquina Coquina Maple Ridge Now Open. 8 New Models Maple Ridge Del Webb Naples 4 New Models Now Open Del Webb NaplesDiscover larger-than-life homes with prices from the mid $100s and all the amenities of beautiful Ave Maria.Come see 14 new models and over 30 oor plans. Single-family homes with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lakes, preserves and golf course views. Plus: So, if you are looking for a great new home with low, low prices, your castle awaits you at Ave Maria.your home really is your castle. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSSusan Hubly of John R. Wood Properties was named 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Womens Council of RealtorsNaples on the Gulf chapter. The award recognizes a Realtor member who fully exercises her potential as an entrepreneur and industry leader and who shares her time, talent and expertise with others in the profession and in the community. Ms. Hubly is involved in the community as a volunteer for the afterschool program at Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. She is a member of the National and Florida associations of Realtors and the Naples Area Board of Realtors. Top performers in November at WCI Communities were: Elise McMahon, Hampton Park; DJ Johnson, Pelican Preserve; David Sanvidge, Shadow Wood Preserve and Porto Romano at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club; Patrick Ruff, The Colony Golf & Bay Club; Shoshana Yeager, Carrara at Talis Park; Jamie Meisterheim Raffia Preserve; and Brenda Anderson, Artesia Naples. Top producers for November at Florida Home Realty were:Naples office: Vic Cuccia and Steve Meek, listing leaders; Christine Groenewald and Danielle Smith, sales leaders.Bonita Springs/Estero office: Maria Morales and Tom Mannion, listing leaders; Maria Morales and Jill Miller, sales leader. Christine Gonnering McManus of Investment Properties Corp. has earned her Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. A commercial real estate sales and leasing professional with IPC, Ms. McManus holds a bachelors degree and a masters degree in business administration from The University of Central Florida in Orlando. She joined IPC in 2007. Christine Bauder has been named CEO of the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. She was formerly the association executive. Sam Mirakian of Keller Williams Naples has earned the National Association of Realtors SAR designation as a sellers representative. HUBLY JOHNSON RUFF MEISTERHEIM MCMAHON SANVIDGE YEAGER
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For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities throughout Florida, visit mintofla.com. Minto Communities, LLC 2014. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or tran sferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, speci cations, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its af liates. CGC 1519880. 12/2014Luxury Single-Family, Paired Villa and Coach Homes from the mid $300s to over $1 million | (888) 707-1251 ~ mintofla.com 5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 | Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Drive Now you can join Naples most unique new community in an extraordinary new home value! The Isles of Collier Preserve introduces five innovative new Minto Paired Villa floor plans and nine new luxury Single-Family floor plans designed and priced for carefree, low-maintenance Florida living at its finest. Nestled within a pristine natural setting, The Isles of Collier Preserve captures the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples. Over half of 2,400 acres are dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat. Elegant Single-Family, Paired Villa and Coach Homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and biking trails along the tranquil Cypress Waterway. Visit our interactive Discovery Sales Center and experience this one-of-a-kind community for yourself! Construction Underway on The Isles Club Coming Fall 2015 Classic Old Florida Clubhouse Fitness & Wellness Center Resort-Style Pool Tennis & Bocce Ball Courts Open Now: Kayak Launch and 8 Miles of Kayak, Hiking & Biking Trails Coming Soon: Overlook Bar & Grill Gu ided Boat Tours every Friday Saturday 10am 4pm and Sunday 12pm 4pm Explore our nature trails and waterways on Minto bicycles and kayaks.No CDD Fees Unlike other communities, The Isles of Collier Preserve does not burden you with Community Development District (CDD) Fees, which saves you thousands of dollars during your home ownership. Once you compare, the choice is clearly Minto.A Colorful New Expression of Classic Coastal Living Featuring 5 New Paired Villa Floor Plans from the mid $300s 9 New Luxury Single-Family Floor Plans from the $400s to over $1 millionOnly 5 Minutes to Downtown Naples and the Beaches On the south shore of Naples Bay Dont Miss The Opportunity to Take Advantage of PRE-GRAND OPENING PRICING! New Home Site Release Offers Incredible Premium Views Enjoy the warm Florida sunshine year-round! CALL ANGELA BAVETTA or KIM SHORECopyright 2014, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Realty is a registered mark of Miromar Development Corporation. Ask the Experts We Know Miromar!FIND YOUR HOME IN MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB, THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES*12171814-2926 2014 DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR & COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,0001 WYNDEMERE CYPRESS COMMONS 200 Wyndemere Way #204 $189,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Catherine Bordner 239.560.29212 HIGH POINT COUNTRY CLUB 37 High Point Circle East #304 $199,500 PSIR Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414>$200,0003 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT TOWERS 5 Bluebill Avenue #310 $299,000 PSIR Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414>$300,0004 OLD NAPLES VILLAGE GREEN JASMINE CLUB 674 Broad Avenue South $320,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917>$400,0005 BONITA BAY VISTAS 4751 Bonita Bay Boulevard #405 $405,900 PSIR Ray Felitto 239.910.53406 WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTA 212 Via Napoli $469,000 PSIR Tami Schmidt 239.777.37667 VASARI PIENZA 28656 Pienza Court $469,900 PSIR Aysim Eserdag 239.404.6891>$500,0008 FIDDLERS CREEK CRANBERRY CROSSING 9072 Cherry Oaks Trail $559,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.71769 BRENDISI AT MEDITERRA 29140 Brendisi Way, #201 $574,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009710 LONGSHORE LAKE 4896 Shearwater Lane $585,000 PSIR Jean McGillicuddy 239.300.1190>$800,00011 PELICAN LANDING SANCTUARY 23889 Sanctuary Lakes Court $835,000 PSIR Mark Leone 239.784.5686>$900,00012 THE MOORINGS ADMIRALTY POINT 240 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #504 $950,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.393913 WYNDEMERE GRASMERE 814 Wyndemere Way $977,000 PSIR Robert Hollister 239.250.6113>$1,000,00014 THE MOORINGS SOUTHERN CLIPPER 3333 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #501 $1,025,000 PSIR Mary Ellen Gardiepy 239.331.604615 MEDITERRA CABREO 16839 Cabreo Drive $1,095,000 Amerivest Realty Anne Robinson 239.280.543316 THE MOORINGS 3003 Crayton Road $1,150,000 PSIR Joe Garabed 239.571.570017 ISLA MAR IN OLDE NAPLES 1010 5th Street South $1,575,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009718 MARCO BEACH DUNNFOIRE 530 Collier Boulevard South #202 $1,685,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Open Saturday, December 21st 1-4pm19 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$2,000,00020 AQUALANE SHORES 1540 4th Street South $2,795,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.340.029521 OLD NAPLES 190 13th Avenue South $2,895,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 239.450.5976>$3,000,00022 PARK SHORE 311 Neapolitan Way $3,795,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939>$4,000,00023 PARK SHORE 315 Pirates Bight $4,295,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.393924 THE MOORINGS 250 Bahia Point $4,450,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.393925 OLD NAPLES 382 Gulf Shore Boulevard North $4,900,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.6800>$6,000,00026 PORT ROYAL 1390 Spyglass Lane $6,400,000 PSIR Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500>$9,000,00027 PORT ROYAL 3605 Fort Charles Drive $9,250,000 PSIR Dana Marcum 239.404.2209>$10,000,00028 PORT ROYAL 1001 Spyglass Lane $10,500,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 21
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 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 Cuisine NewsNorman Love writes the book about sweets, and more news for foodies. C36 Rockin on Joe Bonamassas touring lineup remains the same for his next stop at Germain Arena. C4 Winners of the United Arts Council of Collier County 2015 Stars in the Arts awards are Susan Earl, Terry and Bob Edwards, Ron Jamro, Sandi and Tom Moran, Aimee Schlehr and the Gulf Coast Big Band. The award was initiated nine years ago to honor leaders in the arts for their contributions to the cultural community. Nominations are made by the public and reviewed by a committee of past Stars in the Arts winners and arts leaders. The 2015 honorees will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 10, at a luncheon at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. For ticket information, call 254-8242 or visit collierarts. com. About the newest StarsMs. Earl is a supporter of the Naples Art Association, United Arts Council, Artis Naples and The Baker Museum, ArtsNaples World Festival, Friends of Classic Chamber Concerts and The Naples Players. She has served on the NAA board of directors and volunteered at The von Liebig Art Center. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards have underwritten numerous art exhibitions locally and regionally. Mr. Edwards has been on the boards of directors for Artis Naples, The Baker Museum and the Naples Art Association locally; the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy; the International Sculpture Center; and Sculpture Magazine. Mrs. Edwards has served on the Friends organization of The Baker New Stars shine on the Collier cultural sceneSEE STARS, C20 Ring in the new year right Ring in the new year rightSEE PAGES C18-19The middle of the decade arrives mid-week as Wednesday becomes Thursday. Our guide to New Years Eve celebrations throughout the area can help you decide where to be in Southwest Florida as the iconic ball drops over Times Square in New York City. From fireworks at the Naples Pier to mystery theater on the dinner train to dining and dancing at your favorite restaurant or club, the options are many. Whatever youre doing come New Years Eve, our hope is that you stay safe and warm and have a happy holiday. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ Santas vintage ridesThe Jolly Old Soul isnt always in a sleigh. C22
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING*Wednesday, January 14 with Jennifer Rice, MPAS, PA-C Bonita Springs Location: 25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 90Wednesday, January 21 with Stephanie DePouw, DNP, ARNP-BC Marco Island Location: 950 Collier Blvd., Suite 303*For new patients only. Must have an appointment.1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.com SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS Growing older means more options for love While I was in France this summer, I had lunch one afternoon at a local restaurant Ive been going to for years, a place where the owner knows me and feels comfortable enough to make offcolor remarks (although, maybe thats just France). On his way by my table he asked, Do you have a boyfriend? I laughed and said I had several. The owner nodded his head approvingly. Thats good, he said. Youll want to take advantage of that now. Because when you get older He cast a significant glance in the direction of the middle-aged waitress, You have to take what you can get, he continued. There arent as many options. I think it was meant as a compliment although, who knows? but I took it as a sad fact of life. What he said made sense to me, that our pool of available romantic options should shrink as we age until, late in life, theres almost no one to choose from. Sad but truthful logic, I thought. Until recently. Last week, in a conversation with an older gentleman, I started to think maybe its just the opposite. Perhaps we actually have more options as we age. The gentleman explained to me how he wound up with his current wife, a second marriage for both of them. She was the one-time wife of his brotherin-law, he explained to me, meaning she wasnt related by blood, not even by title, really, but enough that they saw each other at holidays and family gatherings. When this mans wife passed away and then, a short time later, his brother-in-law died, my gentleman friend stepped in to court the widow. Today theyre married, and from the way he glowed when he spoke about their relationship, Id say its a delight. I think perhaps my French restaurateur got it wrong. As we move through life, we add layers of experience and also relationships. We cross paths with many potential loves, men and women who, for one reason or another, we cant be with at a particular moment in time. We move on, we stay in touch and then life with its infinite surprises brings us around to them again. Whats loveliest about these relationships, I think, is the way they carry an echo of earlier times, so that superimposed on our current images our lined faces, our weather-worn skin are impressions of another, younger life. I have a good friend (married) who has pined after his wifes sister (also married) for the last 20 years. Now, my friend is getting divorced. And his sister-in-law? Who knows? But life is funny, always circling us around to the thing we want most, daring us to deny it a second time. So why be glum about growing older? Our possibilities for romance expand as we age, opening up and widening, reaching back into our past and forward into the future. There are people out there whom we have missed, whom we have passed over, whom we have long wondered about. As we move through this lifetime they come back again, giving us more chances and another shot at a happy ending. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com is rd
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Joe Bonamassa is taking an if it aint broke, dont fix it approach to his live show and sticking to the same format he introduced in the United States on his tour last fall. Its basically the same. Were opening up for ourselves, Mr. Bonamassa said in a recent phone interview. We do like 45 minutes acoustic, and then take a 15-minute intermission and then we play for about an hour and a half electric. Its been a good show. Its been a good program. Weve been doing it for a little less than a year and the people really respond to it, so its quite cool. His touring lineup is also unchanged. It includes Lenny Castro (percussion), Tal Bergman (drums), Carmine Rojas (bass), Derek Sherinian (keyboards), Gerry OConnor (mandolin) and Mats Wester (nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish instrument). But dont get the idea that Mr. Bonamassa doesnt like change. In other important ways, the past year or so has all been about stepping into a new phase in his career and trying new things. This approach came after Mr. Bonamassa, sensing he was reaching the end of a phase in a career that had seen him grow from teen guitar prodigy into a triple threat songwriter/singer/guitarist who is now considered one of the leading artists on the blues-rock scene. He decided to cap things off with a monumental live project. He scheduled four shows in summer 2013 at four different venues in London. Each show focused on a different side of Mr. Bonamassas music, with a set list that was unique to that evening. And he played with three different bands plus a horn section at one show over the course of the four-night stand. The result of this grand adventure was documented on a four-DVD set called Tour De Force. Each of the DVDs, which were released in October 2013, documented one of the four shows in London and they provided visual and audio evidence that the shows were a rousing success. Having played the shows, Mr. Bonamassa then turned his attention to opening a new chapter in his career by starting work on a studio album that would feature alloriginal material the first time Mr. Bonamassa would not include cover tunes on one of his albums. That CD, Different Shades of Blue, was released in September. To achieve the goal of an all-original album, producer Kevin Shirley suggested Mr. Bonamassa do something he had never tried co-writing songs with several seasoned songwriters based out of Nashville. Mr. Shirley felt co-writing needed to happen in order for Mr. Bonamassa complete an albums worth of songs in a reasonable amount of time. Some artists who are accustomed to writing by themselves balk at the cowriting. For some, its hard to let another writer into a process that can be very personal and would require an artist to let down his or her guard in order to collaborate with another songwriter. Some artists also see co-writing as a sign that some people dont think they write good enough songs on their own. Mr. Bonamassa, though, said he immediately embraced the idea of co-writing. I dont have an ego about it, he said. Like, I think let the better song win, and if that better song is written by me, great. If its not written by me, even better. In all, he made five trips to Nashville, co-writing one song each with Gary Nicholson, Jonathan Cain and Jerry Flowers, two tracks with Mr. Flowers and Jeffery Steele and four songs with James House. We wrote a lot of songs, Mr. Bonamassa said of his writing chemistry with House, who has written hits for Dwight Yoakam, Diamond Rio. We basically had a lot of success in the songs coming quickly. So yeah, that was a real plus. Despite the involvement of the outside writers, Different Shades of Blue remains very much in Mr. Bonamassas blues-rock wheelhouse. Oh Beautiful, Never Give All Your Heart and Get Back My Tomorrow are muscular tracks, with plenty of rhythmic heft and edgy guitar to go with ample melody. Theres some Texas blues shuffle on I Gave Up Everything For You, Cept The Blues. Other songs, meanwhile, add further variety to the proceedings. Love Aint A Love Song and Heartache Follows Wherever I Go are horn-spiced songs that mix soul and rock, while the title song sounds a bit like a classic Bad Company blues-rock ballad. If the stylistic blueprint of the new album is familiar, Mr. Bonamassa said he learned about some finer points of songwriting during his sessions, particularly when I came to how to better structure songs. Those guys are songwriters. Im not a songwriter, he said. I write songs. Those guys know songcraft in the sense that they know structure. I wasnt looking to write hits. But they do know to make a chorus where a chorus should be. For a long time, writing on his own served Mr. Bonamassa, 37, just fine, as he gradually built a career in which he is now seen as a solid songwriter and continues to be considered one of the best guitarists in the blues-rock genre. Mr. Bomamassa has reached this place in his career the hard way, by making a steady stream of studio and live releases and touring relentlessly on both sides of the Atlantic. A native of Utica, N.Y., Mr. Bonamassa, by the time he was 12, had played some 20 shows with blues legend B.B. King, who was an early supporter of the young guitarist. A year later, he met another guitar legend, the late Danny Gatton. The guitarist took Mr. Bonamassa under his wing and introduced him to jazz, rockabilly and other styles Mr. Bonamassa had yet to discover a process that certainly played a role in the way Mr. Bonamassas music has come to mix rock, jazz and other styles with blues. Mr. Bonamassas real coming out party, though, came in 1995 with the debut of his band Bloodline. The group got plenty of attention because it included the sons of three famous music figures drummer Eric Davis was the son of jazz legend Miles Davis, guitarist Waylon Krieger was the son of Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger and bassist Barry Oakley Jr. was the son of the late Allman Brothers Band bassist. Despite that notoriety, the group was largely a vehicle for Mr. Bonamassas eyeopening guitar skills. But after releasing a bluesy debut CD in 1995 on EMI Records, the group broke up over disagreements over what musical direction to pursue going forward. Mr. Bonamassa then went solo. Early on, Mr. Bonamassas chops as a guitarist exceeded his skills as a songwriter, but by the time of his sixth album, 2007s Sloe Gin, the songs were beginning to measure up to his guitar playing. The title track of that album remains one of the most popular songs in his catalog. Mr. Bonamassa has released five more studio albums since then, including such well received titles as The Ballad of John Henry (2009), Black Rock (2010) and Driving Towards the Daylight (2012). In between those albums, there have been three studio albums with the supergroup, Black Country Communion, and two studio albums made with singer/songwriter Beth Hart. The large catalog of music Mr. Bonamassa has built means he has plenty of material to fill a show that lasts upwards of two and a half hours. Hes being sure to play several songs from Different Shades Of Blue, as well as songs from his back catalog that fans come to his shows to hear. Theres a lot of stuff off of the new album, Mr. Bonamassa said of his current set list. Especially electrically it (the set) has changed up a bunch. We get to the meat and potatoes (too). Everybody wants to hear Sloe Gin. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERJacob Marleys Christmas Carol By Gulfshore Playhouse through Dec. 21 at The Norris Center. 866-811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.orgYuletide Shakespeare By The Marco Island Shakespeare Festival and Marco Island Academy at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. $20 for adults, $10 for students. 1089 N. Collier Blvd # 432. 6427270 or themarcoplayers.com.Nutcracker Goes Pop! By Naples Players KidzAct Dec. Dec. 19-20 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 434-7340 or naplesplayers.org.Murder at the Howard Johnsons Through Dec. 21, at Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or floridarep.org. The Santaland Diaries By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 28 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, downtown Fort Myers. 332-3388 or floridarep.org.Scrooge TV: A Modern Christmas Carol By Laboratory Theater of Florida through Dec. 20, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.Hansel & Gretel By Gulfshore Opera on Dec. 21 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 529-3925 or gulfshoreopera.org.The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical Through Dec. 25 at the Off-Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.A Christmas Carol Through Dec. 27 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Guys and Dolls The Broadway production plays Dec. 26-28 at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.God of Carnage By The Naples Players Jan. 14-Feb. 7 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.orgTHURSDAY12.18Florida History David Southall talks about the challenges Florida pioneers faced while settling the swamp at 2 p.m. at South Regional Library. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7572 or collierlibrary.org.Book Talk Join a librarian-led discussion of The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan at 2 p.m. at Golden Gate Library. Free. 2432 Lucerne Road. 252-4542 or collierlibrary.org.Santa Paws Take your pooch to Village at Venetian Bay for photos with Santa Claus from 5-7 p.m. 261-6100 or venetianvillage.com.Hanukkah Celebration The Jewish Federation of Collier County hosts a candle lighting on the lawn at Mercato at 5:45 p.m., with live music by the Naples Klezmer Revival Band and latkes and applesauce from Whole Foods. Free. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Tuba Christmas Enjoy a holiday performance by local musicians playing euphoniums and tubas from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South. Free. 642-8436 or fifthavenuesouth.com. Christmas Concert St. Agnes Catholic Church choir and instrumentalists perform their annual Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. tonight and Friday, Dec. 19. $25. 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 592-1949 or stagnesnaples.org.Thursdays on Third Musical performances by Night Train in the Fleischmann Courtyard, Chris Workman in front of Bad Ass Coffee and Laura Lou Roth in the Camargo Courtyard starting at 6 p.m. Snow at 7:30 p.m. 434-6553 or thirdstreetsouth.com.Multi-Media Concert Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents American Tapestry at 8 p.m. featuring flutist Donna Wissinger and pianist Joy Myers. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Philharmonic Christmas The Naples Philharmonic performs holiday pops with The von Trapp Family at 8 p.m. Dec. 18-21 at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org.Hot Mike Comedian Mike Rivera brings his show to The Old Naples Comedy Club at 8 p.m. tonight through Dec. 20. $18. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. 455-2844 or oldnaplescomedyclub.com.FRIDAY12.19Art Opening Astratta Art in Tre Galleria hosts an opening reception for Out of the Cold, an exhibit of works by Eastern European artists Veronica Winters and Boris Deriy, from 6-8:30 p.m. 1170 Third St. S. RSVP requested. 331-1841.Meet the Author Mary Guay discusses her book Climate Change: Our Children Are in Danger at 2 p.m. at South Regional Library Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org.Christmas Movie Watch Elf on the lawn at Marco Islands Veterans Community Park starting at 6 p.m. Free. 389-5000 or christmasislandstyle.com.Abracadabra The Marco Island Historical Society presents magician Craig Diamond and his Off the Wall! magic show at 7 p.m. $25. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Purchase tickets at the museum gift shop or call (800) 838-3006.SATURDAY12.20Bird Walk Avian expert Bill Overton leads a walk through Naples Botanical Garden to spot native birds from 7:30-10 a.m. Bring binoculars and field guide, if desired. $15 for Garden members, $20 for non-members. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Everglades Art Head to Everglades City for Art-in-the-Glades and score some one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McLeod Park. 695-2905 or evergladeshistorical.org.Holiday on the Bay The Village at Venetian Bay hosts a snow show, Santa, carolers and more from 5-8 p.m. Snow begins at 7 p.m. 261-6100 or venetialvillage.com.Violinist Danielas Restaurant welcomes violinist Oleg Timuta to perform a variety of classical, folk and popular numbers starting at 6:30 p.m. 13500 Tamiami Trail N. 514-4414 or danielasrestaurant.com.Blues Concert Blues musician Joe Bonamassa performs at 8 p.m. at Germain Arena. $81-$127. 9 48-7825 or germainarena.com. See story on page C1.Choral Christmas The choir at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church performs Christmas favorites at 4 and 5 p.m. Free. 553 Galleon Drive. 262-6581 or trinitybythecove.com.SUNDAY12.21Jazz Concert Naples Dixieland Jazz Band performs at 2 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. 263-1113 or naplesdixielandjazzband.com.MONDAY12.22Paddle in the Mangroves Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park lead guided canoe trips every day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $30. 845-649-5502 or floridastateparks.org.Psychic Mondays Medium Candyce Strafford offers readings at Danielas Restaurant. Reservations required. 13500 Tamiami Trail N. 514-4414 or danielas-restaurant.com.Holiday Crafts Rookery Bay invites kids ages 6-12 to make wildlife-themed holiday crafts at 10 a.m. Free. 375 Tower Road. 530-5940 or rookerbay.org.TUESDAY12.23 Historic Palm Cottage Docents lead tours through Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. today through Saturday. $10, free for members of the Naples Historical Society. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Dogs in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden admits furry friends (on leases and with their owners) from 8-11 a.m. One dog per guest. 643-7525 or naplesgarden.org.Kayak Tour Rookery Bay takes kayakers through the preserve on a two-hour tour. $55. 300 Tower Road. 5305940 or rookerybay.org.WEDNESDAY12.24Downtown Stroll Enjoy a guided walking tour of Old Naples led by a docent from the Naples Historical Society. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Historic Palm Cottage. 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations required. 2618164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Mah Jongg Naples Elks Lodge hosts mah jongg starting at 11 a.m. All are welcome. $2. 11250 Tamiami Trail E. (845) 649-5502Carols and Anthems St. Marys Episcopal Church hosts Christmas Eve services with youth performance of The Greatest Story Ever Told! at its 5 p.m. service. The choir performs a program of traditional carols and choral anthems at 9:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 10 p.m. 9801 Bonita Beach Road. Free. 992-4343 or stmarysbonita.org.COMING UPSantas Sleigh Players have a chance to win a 2016 Inifinity Q60 convertible at Immokalee Seminole Indian Casino on Thursday, Dec. 25. Drawings are from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for 11 finalists who will win $5,000 to $10,000 in free play. One will win the car. 506 First St., Immokalee. (800) 218-0007 or seminoleimmokaleeindiancasino.com.Big Band The Southwest Florida Big Band presents a free concert from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, in the bandshell at Cambier Park. 213-1000 or naplesgov. com.Into the Wild Famed animal expert and conservationist Jack Hanna visits ArtisNaples at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, for unscripted insights into the planets most endangered species. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Marco Has Talent Marco Island Center for the Arts stages a talent show for island kids ages 6-18 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30. $5. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandart.org. The Marco Island Shakespeare Festival and Marco Island Academy present Yuletide Shakespeare at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at The Marco Players theater. $20 for adults, $10 for students. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com. Santa spreads holiday cheer to pooches (and poses for photos to please their adoring owners) from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at The Village on Venetian Bay. 403-2202 or venetianvillage.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOFilms for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Bill Cunningham New York (USA, 2010), a profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer, at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.New Years Fireworks Head to the beach in downtown Naples to enjoy the light show on New Years Eve. The first fuse is lit at 7:30 p.m. Free. Wednesday, Dec. 31. 213-7120 or naplesgov.com.Art in the Park The Naples Art Association presents a juried art show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in Cambier Park. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.More Downtown Art The Fifth Avenue South Association hosts the 19th annual Downtown Naples New Years Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.Bluegrass Show The Bluegrass Parlor Band plays The Norris Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. $20 in advance, $22 at the door. 213-3049 or naplesgov.com.Vanessa Williams The Grammy Award-winner takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at ArtisNaples. 59719000 or artisnaples.org.Jazz Concert Stu Sheltons Trio plays the lawn at Mercato at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4. Free. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Band Concert The Music Makers Show Band performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4,in the bandshell at Cambier Park Free. 348-3675 or musicmakersshowband.org. Gala Concert Gulfshore Opera presents tenor Michael Fabiano and soprano Joyce El-Khoury at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at ArtisNaples. Mr. Fabiano is currently singing the part of Rodolfo in The Metropolitan Operas production of Puccinis La Boheme in New York City. $25-$160. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Lecture The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents Elliot Katz with American Jews and the Holocaust: Myths, Misconceptions and Reality at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5. $15. 4760 Tamiami Trail N. 2639200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.org.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of A Separation (Iran, 2011) at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. A married couple faces with a difficult decision to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimers disease. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.By the Light of the Moon Naples Historical Society hosts a full moon tour of Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens starting at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. $10. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Lunch and Learn Master storyteller Caren Neile brings history to life with dramatic interpretations of characters from Floridas past starting at noon Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org.Welcome to the South The Italian Cultural Society hosts a screening of Benvenuti al Sud (2010) at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at The Norris Center. The film is a delightful spoof on the northern Italians view of the southern Italians, particularly Neapolitans. $5. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com. 12.18 KidzAct of The Naples Players presents Nutcracker Goes Pop! Dec. 12-14 and 19-20 at the Sugden Community Theatre. $10 for ages 2-21, $5 for ages 5 and younger. naplesplayers.org #PLAN IT TheatreZone brings Broadway performer Megan Hilty to town Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23-24, as a fundraiser at the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. theatrezoneflorida.com. 12.18-21Members of the family made famous by The Sound of Music are still singing, and some of them will do so as part of Holiday Pops at ArtisNaples Thursday-Sunday. artisnaples.orgIMAGES COURTESY OF FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH; ARTIS NAPLES; MARCO ISLAND VETERANS COMMUNITY PARK; GULFSHORE OPERA 12.19More than 40 area musicians tooting euphoniums, tubas and baritones play holiday favorites when Tuba Christmas comes to the Sudgen Plaza on Fifth Avenue South at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. fifthavenuesouth. com. Magical comedian Craig Diamond brings his Off the Wall! magic show to the Marco Island Historical Museum at 7 p.m. Friday. $25. (800) 838-3006 #REVISIT IT Tenor Michael Fabiano and soprano Joyce El-Khoury perform at Gulfshore Operas gala concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Bring the kids with some blankets and chairs for a free screening of Elf on the lawn at Marco Islands Veterans Community Park starting at 6 p.m. Friday. 389-5000
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 C9 Suite 366MIROMAR OUTLETS Visit MiromarOutlets.com for complete list of holiday hours. Experience savings from 40%-70% off original retail. (Some exclusions apply.) LOCATION: I-75, Exit 123 Corkscrew Road/Miromar Outlets Blvd. In Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers 12171814 WHERE TO GOMusic to Touch the Heart Voices of Naples performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at St. Leo Catholic Church. Free, but donations appreciated. 28290 Beaumont Road. 455-2582 or voicesofnaples.org.Stomp Meets Glee Performance group Vocal Trash brings their innovative blend of vocals, dance and recycled instruments to the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org.Concert Pianist Michael Baron and clarinetist Julian Milkis perform a combination of baroque and jazz at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at FGCUs Bower School of Music. $10. 590-7292 or fgcu. edu.French Film Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a screening of Chicken with Plums (France, 2011) at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.MLK Parade A parade honoring slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. steps out at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, from Broad Avenue in downtown Naples. The route proceeds north on Third Street South, turns right on Fifth Avenue and finishes at Cambier Park. 455-2886 or fifthavenuesouth.com.Chickee Chat Naples Historical Society hosts former Naples Daily News Editor Jeff Lytle at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23. Reservations required. $5 for nonmembers. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Smashing Singer TheatreZone brings Megan Hilty, who has performed on NBCs Smash and on Broadway in Wicked and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, to the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples for performances at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. $50. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352 or theatrezone-florida.com.Empty Bowls Fight hunger and fill your belly at Cambier Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. In exchange for a $15 donation that benefits Harry Chapin Food Bank, guests will get a hand-crafted bowl to fill with soup prepared by a Naples chef. 334-7007 or emptybowlsnaples.org.Book Signing Karen Harper discusses and signs copies of the lastest installment in her Cold Creek Trilogy suspense series at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 598-5200 or bn.com.Art After Hours The Baker Museum at ArtisNaples stay open from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, for docent-led tours, entertainment and more. Free. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Round em Up Immokalee Volunteer Firefighters bring a professional rodeo from Las Vegas to the Immokalee Seminole Youth Ranch Arena on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31. Check website for details and tickets. 1195 State Road 29. 252-2384 or masonsprorodeo.com.Ghost Walk Rangers at Koreshan State Park lead a nighttime tour that includes actors performing scenes from the daily life of early park settlers (spooks included) from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. $20. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org.Germanfest Enjoy authentic German food and beer? Look good in lederhosen? Our Savior Lutheran Church hosts the eighth annual Germanfest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. 1955 Cur ling Ave. 597 -4091 or oursaviornaples.org.Small Town Party Take a jaunt to Everglades City for the Smallwood Music Fest starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Performers include Raiford Starke, The Wholetones, The Gladezmen, Stone Crab Steve Arvey and more. $10 admission, $40 VIP. 200 Riverside Drive, Everglades City. 695-2905 or evergladeshistorical.org. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. Described as Glee meets Stomp, Vocal Trash brings its interpretation of urban Broadway to the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Famed conservationist Jack Hanna drops by ArtisNaples with some wild friends on Monday, Jan. 29. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 storybook ballstorybook ball 21st Annual21st AnnualHonoring Mary & Norman Love To Benefit Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa 5001 Coconut Road | Bonita Springs, Florida Cocktail Reception | Silent and Live Auctions Dinner and Dancing | Black TieCall Today for More Information! 239-437-0202 | www.rmhcsw.org $100 GIFT CARDBUY$20 BONUS CARDGET* NEW YEARSEVEDinner Specials & Party in the Bar with JD Ingalls KITCHEN & BAR Lunch & Dinner MondaySaturday Brunch Saturday Brunch & Dinner Sunday Happy Hour Everyday OpenClose*Gift cards must be purchased in house. Valid until December 31, 2014. AHOLIDAYFEASTTO SHAREANDREMEMBERDecember 25, 12-5pm Vista Ballroom Naples Grande Beach Resort Enjoy a traditional holiday buffet with all the trimmings and more! Prime Rib and Roast Lamb Carving Stations Seafood Small Plates and Artisanal Cheese and Charcuterie Fresh Pressed Juice Station Tossed to Order Salads featuring local produce from Rabbit Run Farms All the sides, trimmings and desserts you loveADULTS/b&UNDERtn Reservations 239.594.6058 CONTRACT BRIDGEAn exceptional exceptionBY STEVE BECKERWinning at bridge is more a question of how many mistakes you make rather than how often you make brilliant bids or plays. Mistakes can be made for any number of reasons, but most often they are due to the tendency of players to follow general rules blindly, instead of reasoning things out for themselves. Consider this deal where West had to decide what to lead after cashing his A-K-Q of clubs. In practice, he led a spade, hoping to find his partner with the king, and South had the rest of the tricks. West should have done better. He should have realized that not only was South likely to have the king of spades for his opening bid, but that even if East had the king, there was nothing to be gained by leading a spade at this point. Instead, West should have led the four of clubs! After East ruffed with the ten, West's jack would have become the setting trick. West should reason that not only is there a possibility that his partner could have the ten of trumps, but that nothing can be lost by leading a club no matter what East's trump holding is. Thus, if East has, say, the lowest missing trump the seven South will be forced to overruff the seven with the eight in order to win the trick. The spade finesse if South needs it to make the contract will still have to be attempted. And if East has no trumps at all, then declarer with seven hearts, the A-K of diamonds and the ace of spades has 10 unassailable tricks. It is true that a defender rarely makes a play of the type recommended here because all players have been indoctrinated with the general rule that one does not present declarer with the opportunity for a ruff-and-discard. But in this situation, it is known that declarer cannot gain a trick by the club lead. It therefore behooves West to put the four of clubs on the table at trick four.
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JOIN US FOR LUNCH ON THE BEAUTIFUL COCOHATCHEE RIVER!LUNCH DAILY 11-2 DINNER DAILY AT 5PM, BRUNCH SUNDAY 10:30-2 HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY LATEST FILMSThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesIs it worth $15 (3D)? YesAt long last, the bloated, self-important, seemingly endless Hobbit trilogy has ended. Mercifully. I honestly thought wed never make it, what with Bilbo and company travelling for what felt like forever in the first film, only to say in the end, Hey, look, there way in the distance. Thats where we need to be! And then there was the inflated second film, which had a cool action sequence down a river but concluded with a lonely, chatty dragon en route to destroying a town we barely knew and didnt care about. Fittingly, this is where the third Hobbit film, The Battle of the Five Armies, picks up. Boy does it. For as pathetic as dragon Smaug (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) was last time, he is equally fearsome this time. Flying over Lake Town which like its name suggests, exists on stilts in the middle of a lake with rage and burning it to a crisp, Smaug leaves little behind in one of the most exciting action scenes this year. Seen in IMAX 3D with ear-popping sound, the music, sound effects, shrieking cries, visual effects and cinematography remind us how great director Peter Jackson was on the Lord of the Rings trilogy and still can be when he wants to put on a show. The rest of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is pretty entertaining as well. There are still too many characters and too much going on, but Mr. Jackson succeeds in keeping the focus on possession of the Lonely Mountain, in which rest mounds of gold and a precious jewel called the Arkenstone. The movie doesnt provide a refresher/recap for those whove forgotten the watch-checking boredom of the last film, so heres a primer: Dwarf leader Thorin (Richard Armitage) believes the mountain is rightfully his, and asks his friends and hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) to help him reclaim it. Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) also helps. Once inside the mountain, Bilbo annoys Smaug enough for Smaug to go destroy Lake Town, where virtuous dogooder Bard (Luke Evans) will do anything to protect his family. Back to Five Armies: With Smaug no longer guarding the mountain, elves, dwarves, Orcs, Goblins and men make their way to it in the hope of procuring the gold and Arkenstone. Theres about an hour and a half of buildup before the armies take sides and go to battle, but when they do, the action and visual effects hit a fevered pitch that remains high for a solid 45 minutes. Throughout the sequence Mr. Jackson expertly mixes humor with peril, sadness with triumph, empathy with disgrace. Its a whirlwind of emotions to the backdrop of all hell breaking loose. Instead of another three-hour slog through Middle Earth, this time Mr. Jackson keeps things moving at a relatively brisk 144 minutes, taking mercy on us by not drawing things out more than he already has. As a result, this is the best film of the new trilogy, which youll recall is a prequel to the far superior Lord of the Rings trilogy. The irony of Mr. Jackson obnoxiously stretching J.R.R. Tolkiens The Hobbit into three movies is that its the exact opposite of what usually happens with adaptations. Ordinarily, a book is too long and has too many components to fully condense into a movie. In the case of The Hobbit, However, Mr. Jackson took a dense book and unnecessarily stretched it into three movies in what can only be considered a money-grab rehash of his Oscar-winning Rings success. But at least the effort was there to give us our moneys worth. Say what you will, the Hobbit trilogy does not skimp on production value or visual splendor, so the flaws are certainly not for lack of trying. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is not a great movie, but it is a good one, and one that should be seen on as large a screen as possible if youre so inclined. >> Gollum does not appear in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. l B g g t n dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com naplesclubsushi.com 239.261.4332 Located at:2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!Our sincere thanks for your valued business. We appreciate having you as a customer and look forward to serving you this holiday season and in the new year to come! GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE AT RESTAURANT OR BY MAILBe sure to book your reservations earlythis is a busy time for everyone!
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 New Years Eve Fireworks at the Naples Pier Beginning around 7:30 p.m. Free. ArtisNaples 597-1900; artisnaples.org Ring in the New Year with the Naples Philharmonic performing a Viennesethemed concert followed by a reception in Hayes Hall featuring dancing and a champagne toast. Third Street South 434-6533; thirdstreetsouth.com The party atmosphere will stretch all along Third Street South from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Snow will fall at 8:15 p.m., and music by Felix Jiles will fill the Fleischmann Courtyard. Alto Live Jazz Kitchen 492 Bayfront Place 261-2586; altonaples.com Four-course prix-fixe menu from 5-7 p.m. for $75 per person and from 9-11 p.m. for $115 per person. Live jazz will be by Joe Delaney, Dan Mopsik and Patricia Dean from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and by the Lew Del Gatto & Dan Miller Quintet from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Naples Grande Beach Resort 475 Seagate Drive 597-3232; naplesgrande.com Prix-fixe menu at Aura from 6-11 p.m. for $149 per person ($75 for children 12 and younger). A deejay entertains from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Lobby Lounge, where small plates will be served from 6 p.m. to midnight. Champagne toast at midnight. Bistro Soleil 100 Palm St., Marco Island 389-0981; bistrosoleil.net Serving a four-course New Years Eve dinner featuring French cuisine favorites for $65 per person. Blue Martini Mercato 591-2583; bluemartinilounge.com The nights theme is Midnight in Paris: New Years Eve Soiree with live entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. Table reservations include a bottle of champagne and a fruit and cheese plate. Burn by Rocky Patel Mercato 653-9013; burnbyrockypatel.com New Years Eve table reservations available starting at 8 p.m. Priced per couple, $400 includes a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, charcuterie plate and party favors; $200 includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, charcuterie plate and party favors. Chez Boet 755 12th Ave. S. 643-6177; chezboetnaples.com Four-course French dinner includes a glass of champagne and a panoramic view of the downtown fireworks. $105 per person. Ritas English Pub 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727; naplesenglishpub.com Party starts at 9 p.m. and lasts until its over with music, dancing and champagne toast at midnight. Live entertainment by Daniel Jackson. Guests can return at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, for a free Bloody Mary and grilled oysters. Fish Restaurant 4360 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 263-3474; fishseafoodrestaurant.com Live music and regular menu plus New Years Eve specials. Flemings Prime Steakhouse 8595 U.S. 41 N. 598-2424; flemingssteakhouse.com New Years Eve prix-fixe three-course dinner featuring an 8-ounce filet mignon and North Atlantic lobster tail. $69.95 per person. Freds Food, Fun & Spirits 2700 Immokalee Road 431-7928 Live music from 5-7 p.m. with Boz n Bon Togetha Foreva. Champagne toast at midnight. Avenue E Hotel Escalante 290 Fifth Ave. S.; 659-3466 Open seating for regular menu throughout the night and two prix-fixe seatings. The first seating at 5 p.m. is $110. The second seating from 8 p.m. to midnight is $150 and includes live music by Angel Curras and a champagne toast at midnight. Jacks River Bar and Grill 475 North Road 213-144; jacksriverbarnaples.com Two live bands starting at 8 p.m. with Caribbean-style buffet and complimentary champagne at midnight. $50 per person. Deposits required to hold reservation. La Bazenne 474 Fifth Ave. S 682-8623; labazenne.com Three-course prix-fixe menu served from 6:30-11 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight. $125 per person. The Little Bar & Restaurant 205 Harbor Place, Goodland Marco Island 394-5663; littlebarrestaurant.com New Years Eve fun starts at 6 p.m. with live entertainment by Jon Lobridge. Fatha Time Starke and the Bawlin Babies Band take the stage at 9 p.m. Regular menu and a champagne toast at midnight. The Local 5323 Airport-Pulling Road 596-3276; thelocalnaples.com New Years Eve specials featuring fresh, local ingredients offered alongside the regular menu. M Waterfront Grille The Village on Venetian Bay 263-4421; mwaterfrontgrille.com Serving a festive prix-fixe menu from 6-11 p.m. $85 per person. Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight in the lounge. Meredays Brasserie 23161 Village Shops Way 949-9466; meredaysbrasserie.com Regular menu from 5 p.m. to midnight with live music and a champagne toast. Meredays Fine Dining 1500 Fifth Ave. S. 732-0784; meredaysfinedining.com Regular menu from 5 p.m. to midnight with live music and a champagne toast. Miramare Ristorante 4246 Gulfshore Blvd. N. 439-6273; miremarenaples.com Prix-fixe menu featuring Italian cuisine, live music and champagne toast at midnight. $95 per person. The Marco Princess Marco River Marina 642-5415; themarcoislandprincess.com Live entertainment by Jeff Hilt, hors doeuvres, cash bar, dancing and champagne toast starting at 9 p.m. $49.95 per person. Naples Princess 550 Port O Call Way 649-2275; naplesprincesscruises Live deejay with heavy hors doeuvres, carving stations, an open premium bar and a champagne toast at midnight. $165. Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar 1585 Pine Ridge Road 592-0050; noodlescafe.com New Years Eve seating at 9 p.m. includes four-course celebration dinner, party favors, a bottle of champagne at your table and dancing to deejay tunes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $75. Osteria Tulia 466 Fifth Ave. S. 213-2073; tulianaples.com A special N e w Years Eve menu developed by Chef Vincenzo Bertulio featuring caviar, truffles, scallops and veal chops. Call for reservations. Pure Naples Tin City 263-4949; cruisenaplesflorida.com Fireworks cruise aboard the Double Sunshine sets sail at 6:30 p.m. and includes hors doeuvres and refreshments (one drink ticket). $75 ($70 for ages 12 and younger). The Real Macaw 3275 Bayshore Drive 732-1188; therealmacawnaples.com Five-course prix-fixe menu and live entertainment by Mike Brookshire starting at 5 p.m. $75. The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road 598-3300; ritzcarlton.com The Grill offers a holiday menu with seatings from 5-6:30 p.m. ($199 per person) and 8-10 p.m. ($299 per person, includes champagne toast). Kids GLO Party starts at 9:30 p.m. and includes a deejay, midnight balloon drop, glow sticks and sparkling cider toast ($45). Roys 475 Bayfront Place, Naples; 261-1416 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697 roysrestaurant.com A New Years Eve four-course prix fixe menu showcasing the bold Asian spices and European flavors for which Pacific Rim cuisine is renowned. $50-$85 per person. Sale e Pepe Marco Beach Ocean Resort Marco Island 393-1600; sale-e-pepe.com Four-course prix-fixe New Years Eve menu featuring Italian cuisine. $125. Sea Salt 1186 Third St. S. 434-7258; seasaltnaples.com Five-course prix-fixe menu served from 5-10 p.m. Seminole Casino Brighton 17735 Reservation Road, Okeechobee (800) 360-9875; seminolebrightoncasino.comNEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS Ring in the new year right Ring in the new year right
Visit the Rib City in your Neighborhood Today! 10 Locations in Collier & Lee CountiesDine-in & Carry-out Open 7 Days A Week Kids Under Four Eat Free! Find Your Location & View Our Menu Online at www.ribcity.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 C19 GIVETHEGIFTOF ULTIMATEESCAPEPurchase $250 in gift certificates and receive a complimentary plush bear with embroidered spa robe. Purchase $500 in gift certificates and receive a signature Naples Grande Spa embroidered robe for you to keep or accompany your gift. Call 239-594-6321 or visit the Naples Grande Spa to purchase.Offer expires 12/23/14 or while supplies last. Prime rib dinner for two at Josiahs Restaurant for $38.95. $34,000 in bingo winnings available as well as five cash drawings for $2,015. Seminole Casino Immokalee 506 First St., Immokalee (800) 218-0007 Live entertainment from Inztant Karma from 5-9 p.m. and Tom Sartori from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with holiday cheer on the house from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Midnight breakfast, party favors and more. Shulas The Hilton Naples 5111 Tamiami Trail 430-4999; donshula.com In addition to the regular menu, a New Years Eve four-course prix fixe menu is offered for $70 per person. The Stage 9144 Bonita Beach Road 405-8566; thestagebonita.com Uptown Express plays s, s and Motown tunes to ring in the New Year. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Stoneys Steakhouse 403 Bayfront Place 435-9353; stoneyssteakhouse.com Four-course prix-fixe menu from 5 p.m. to midnight. $75. Tavern on the Bay 489 Bayfront Place 530-2225; tavernonthebay.net 015 Bash on the Bay includes prime rib dinner, champagne toast, party favors, high-energy dance music and watching the ball drop on the big screen. $22.95. No cover and no reservations. Vergina 700 Fifth Ave. S. 659-7008; verginarestaurant.com 5 p.m. seating includes four-course dinner and a glass of champagne for $80 per person; 8 p.m. seating include fivecourse dinner for $150 per person. The River District Downtown Fort Myers fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com The annual New Years Downtown Countdown starts at 8 p.m. and includes five stages of live music: UV, a U2 tribute band, headlines on the stage at Bay and Hendry streets, The Marty Stokes Band sets up in Patio de Leon, the Cherry Bombs take over at First Street and Broadway, the Ben Allen Band performs on Hendry Street in front of the Cowboy Up saloon, and Redemption will be at First and Jackson streets. Jimmi Melton & Friends will perform on the steps at First and Hendry streets. Fireworks will follow the midnight ball drop at Bay and Hendry streets., followed by fireworks. Ride the Rails The Murder Mystery Dinner Train 2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers 275-8487; semgulf.com Seminole Gulf Railway promises a suspense-filled New Years Eve celebration aboard the Murder Mystery Train starting at 8 p.m. $125 includes dinner, show and a champagne toast. Crazy for You Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers 278-4422; broadwaypalm.com Crazy For You is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy, whose dream in life is to dance. This high-energy comedy of mistaken identities, plot twists, fabulous costumes and dancing includes memorable Gershwin tunes. $100 for New Years Eve dinner and show. Fort Myers Beach The 19th annual Fort Myers Beach Birthday Party & New Years Eve Celebration takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. New Years Eve day with free live music, brownies and cupcakes. More live music kicks in at 7 p.m. to start the evenings festivities, which which culminate with fireworks from the pier and ball drop at Times Square. The Fort Myers Princess 645 Old San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach 765-8500; fortmyersprincess.com The New Years Eve Gala cruise takes partygoers off the Sanibel shoreline to dance the night away on the biggest party boat around. Boarding begins at 645 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, at 9 p.m. and the ship sails from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Must be 21 or older. $70 in advance; $75 dockside.New Years Day The Dave Cranor 5K Foot race sets out at 7:30 a.m. at Lowdermilk Park and includes champagne at the finish line. Sponsored by Gulfcoast Runners. Free. gcrunners.org. The Polar Plunge No wetsuits allowed for those who brave the gulf at Lowdermilk Park at 9 a.m. $20 registration, with proceeds benefitting Collier County Drug Court Kids. Go, Crab, Go! Ritas English Pub 5047 Tamiami Trail E. All you have to do is choose a crab and cheer it on when the crab races begin at noon at Ritas English Pub. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727; naplesenglishpub.com Tonights the Night Ritas English Pub 5047 Tamiami Trail E. Celebrate the first night of 2015 by harking back to the 0s at the Rod Stewart Tribute Show beginning at 7 p.m. 775-3727; naplesenglishpub.com Advance reservations are recommended. Events are subject to change as restaurants nalize menus and bookings. Most package deals dont include tax, gratuity or alcohol. If youre too drunk to drive on New Years Eve, take advantage of the free Tow and Go program sponsored by AAA and beer companies. Theyll pick up your car and take you home, too, free of charge. Call (800) AAA-HELP.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 MIROMAR OUTLETS Gift Cards* are the Perfect Gift!Savings Up to 70% OFF Retail Prices *Subject to monthly maintenance fee. Terms and Conditions of the Card Agreement are set forth at MiromarOutlets.com. Copyright 2014, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation.12171714-2934Voted the Best Shopping Mall and Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest FloridaPurchase at the Mall Ofce, Information Kiosk or MiromarOutlets.com FLORIDA WRITERSYoung adult instant classic explores the essence of humanity The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey. Putnam. 320 pages. Hardcover, $18.99. Gainesville resident Rick Yancey, whose young adult novels have already won many awards, is truly a phenomenon. How often is a full-sized hardback title from a major publishing house priced below $20? Rarely. Yet here is one from a bestselling author with a first printing of 500,000 copies. A sequel to the extravagantly praised The Fifth Wave (soon to be filming by Sony for a January 2016 release), The Infinite Sea continues to explore the essence of humanity and its binding principles. It is an experiment in daring, devastating what ifs. What is the importance of a promise? To the recipient? To the giver? To the social glue that makes civilization possible? Questions like these, many of which have biblical resonance, drive the action of this highly entertaining YA novel. It is heartwarming to think of excited young readers discussing these issues, given flesh even enhanced flesh by the imaginative structure Mr. Yancey has created. As someone who has not read The Fifth Wave, I did feel myself at a disadvantage. Too much had transpired in the first book of the trilogy, events that could not be neatly encapsulated in the sequel but on which a full understanding depends. Even while sensing this limitation, however, I couldnt put the book down for long without having to dive back in. Its just that compelling and addictive. The characters we meet are a remnant of the 7 billion humans who have perished in the cruel onslaught perpetrated by those known as The Others. Human civilization has collapsed, its values undermined and its best qualities turned against it. Those who remain are a valiant team of children and young adults none out of their teens who hold the key (if there is one) to humanitys redemption. Their rat-invested, decaying motel is hardly a stronghold. Someone needs to lead them forward, as stasis is death. While they await the fulfillment of a promise made by Evan Walker, they realize that waiting is not quite enough. A determined young woman nicknamed Ringer takes off not only to find the missing member of their cadre, young Teapot, but also to assess the status of their larger surroundings. The remaining group members, led by Cassie and Ben, strives to forestall further disaster until Ringer can return with Teapot, information, a plan and perhaps with allies. Whats missing in The Infinite Sea (but that might be clear in its predecessor) is the nature of The Others, the motives of these usurpers and their reason for allowing this remnant to survive. One is led to imagine that before humanity is utterly destroyed, the aliens must gain further understanding of the human species to enhance their own chances for survival on this crippled planet. The Others have already created for themselves a corporality that is humanlike, allowing them to invade human communities, betray and sow mistrust. In fact, they have invaded individual humans, using them as hosts. To complicate matters further, certain Others including the attractive, mysterious Evan Walker continue to carry and be influenced by human moral coding. The author is at his best when describing the post-apocalyptic setting and the shifting relationships among the characters, and exploring their emotional dynamics as they find themselves facing overwhelming odds. The novel benefits from Mr. Yanceys use of alternating points of view, which allows for interesting character contrasts. In turn, these contrasts enrich our understanding of the ongoing evolution within several characters, especially pertaining to their distinctive leadership styles. Mr. Yancey proves resourceful, as well, in extricating himself from what seem like impossible trap doors in premise and plot. In the novels longest section a novella in itself we follow Ringer as she confronts the alien commander, Vosch, and becomes the subject of his experimentation. As he tests her and tortures her, they engage in a life-and-death battle of wits. Stretched and hardened by the confrontation, Ringer develops a relationship with one of Voschs underlings, Razer, who might become her ally. We are left wondering how Ringer and those awaiting her return will fare in the final stage of the trilogy. I remain amazed that some of the best fiction in todays marketplace is aimed primarily at young adult readers. Those who have reached lifes middle decades and beyond can find some great reads among these new YA titles. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. r f i c F a philJASONpkjason@comcast.net YANCEY
(239) 530-2225MONDAY SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. CLOSE NO COVER! NO RESERVATIONS! PRIME RIB DINNER $22.95 COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE TOASTWATCH THE BALL DROP AT MIDNIGHT ON OUR 150 BIGSCREENHIGH ENERGY MUSIC ALL NIGHT! DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 KOVEL: ANTIQUESSantas mode of transportation a source of inspiration for designers BY TERRY KOVEL AND KIM KOVEL Santa Claus traditionally arrives in his sleigh, but children born in the past 100 years or so have wondered why Santa doesnt use faster, newer ways to make his Christmas Eve journey. Writers and toymakers have modernized the Christmas story in several ways with a train to the North Pole, an airplane, an early car, modern cars and even Santa in a rocket or spaceship. Of course, some still wonder how he can go around the world in one night while stopping to deliver gifts. One rare toy made in prewar Japan has Santa in an open car thats decorated with pictures of toys, children and a Christmas tree. Santa is seated with his bag of toys. The car has a clockwork drive wound with a key. It can zoom across the floor. The 7-inch-long toy sold for $37,760 at a 2013 Bertoia auction.Q: Our family has complete collections of both Bing & Grondahl and Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates. We understand only a limited number of these plates have much value, but we would like to know the value of the collection as a whole. Is it greater than the sum of its parts? A: Bing & Grondahl, a Danish porcelain factory, began making annual Christmas plates in 1895. The c ompany became part of Royal Copenhagen in 1987. Royal Copenhagen, another Danish porcelain factory, had introduced its own series of Christmas plates in 1908. Many of the old plates can be found on the resale market. The first Bing & Grondahl Christmas plate, Behind the Froz en Window, 1895, sold at auction for $2,320 in 2012. The first Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate, Madonna & Child, 1908, sold for $2,722 in 2011. But most Christmas plates sell for about $20. Only the very earliest plates and those made during World War II are rare and sell for more. We have never seen a complete set of either companys plates offered for sale. Q: I have a Bols Ballerina liquor bottle with a figural windup ballerina inside. When its wound up, it plays music and the ballerina spins and moves her legs. A label on the bottom says Le Bleu Danube and Bottle and Unit Made in France. The liquor has evaporated a little, but the ballerina works perfectly. The label says Sale Distributors for the USA, Brown Forman Import Company, New York 16, New York. Does this bottle have any value?A: Bols Ballerina bottles were made between 1957 and 1978. They came filled with different kinds of liquor made by Lucas Bols, a Dutch distillery. Two versions were made, with the ballerina wearing either a red skirt or a white skirt. The Bols family opened a distillery in Amsterdam in 1575, making Lucas Bols the worlds oldest distillery brand. There have been several changes in ownership, but the company is still in business. Brown-Forman offered the Bols Ballerina bottle as a Christmas item in 1959. It was produced in limited quantities at that time but proved so popular that thousands more were made. Collectors like unique bottles. A full bottle in its original box sells for the highest price. Your partly full bottle without the box is worth about $50. Q: We inherited a birds-eye maple bedroom set that has been in the family for years. It consists of a bed, dresser, dressing table, rocking chair and straightback chair. There is a sticker on the back of the dresser that reads, The Upham Mfg. Co., Marshfield, Wisconsin, Manufacturers of Chamber Suits (sic) and Side Boards. The drawers to the dresser have little locks and we have the keys. Can you tell us anything about this furniture? A: William H. Upham and his brother, C.M. Upham, built a sawmill in Marshfield in 1879. In 1881 they opened a furniture factory and veneer mill. Upham Manufacturing Co. was incorporated in 1883. By 1890 the company included a flour mill, grain elevator, general store, railway, waterworks and electric light plant. The 1904 Furniture Journal said the company sold cheap, medium and high grade chamber suits, odd dressers, chiffoniers, sideboards and buffets. Upham Manufacturing was in business until 1927. Your furniture was probably made in the late 1890s or early 1900s. Q: Are my old Budweiser Christmas steins worth anything? A: Budweiser has issued an annual Christmas beer stein every year since 1980. The ceramic steins are made in Brazil. Today only the oldest, sold in 1980 and 1981, sell for more than $100. We have seen a 1980 stein listed for $130. Tip: Coffee and tea stains can be removed from the inside of silver or porcelain pots or cups with warm water and a denture-cleaning tablet. Use a fiveminute tablet in two cups of water, let it stand for 10 minutes, rinse and dry. If some loose residue remains, clean it with a wet brush. 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. This Santa is a bit thinner than usual so he can fit in his vintage tin car. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 C27 The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by like us on facebook ALL ABOUT CLOSETSWe Create Function and Storage with Style. Call for a Free Professional Design Consultation! 239.303.5829WWW.ALLABOUTCLOSETS.COM 9 M 9 M Innovative Design. Impeccable Craftsmanship. Flawless Service. made payable to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to HarmonMeek Gallery, 599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309, Naples, FL 34102. For more information, call 261-2637. The Fire & Ice gala to benefit the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee takes place Wednesday, Jan. 14, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. Tickets for the evening of dinner, dancing and a live auction are $500. Sponsorships are available. Call 657-7711 or visit guadalupecenter.org. The David Lawrence Center hosts Signatures of Greece: An Elegant Evening at the Parthenon Saturday, Jan. 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Honorary co-chairs are Marissa, Burt and Jay Hartington. Co-chairs are Caryn Buechel, Renae Burgess and Jenny Haire. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 for VIP patrons, and $10,000 for a premier sponsor table of 10. For sponsorship information or to reserve a ticket, call Paige Simpson at 304-3505. A luncheon to benefit Youth Haven is set for Wednesday, Jan. 28, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. Judge Glenda Hatchett of TVs Judge Hatchett, the national spokesperson for Court-Appointed Special Advocates, will be the guest speaker. CASA trains volunteers to represent abused and neglected children. Honorary luncheon chairs are Jim and Liz Jessee; event chairs are Brenda OConnor and Stacey Herring. Tickets are S300. Major sponsors include Arthrex, Sharon and Dolph von Arx, Cruising with the Chefs/ Lisa and Rodney George and Jenny and Kermit Sutton. A dditional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Shelly Long at 687-5155 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 from 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 6434755 or email email@example.com.SAVE THE DATE Bath & BodyHome FragrancesFrench Jewels French GourmetProvence FabricGifts & Books The largest choice of Provence Products 100% Made in France 878 Neapolitan Way, Naples(on the left of FedEx)239.963.9030Shop Online at BuyProvence.com firstname.lastname@example.org Spend $50, Get $5 gift card! Spend $150, Get $25 gift card!
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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. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy holds its annual gala Friday, Feb. 6, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Set Sail for Fun Time is the evenings theme, and honorary captains are Chris and Bill Barnett. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 261-8284. The inaugural For the Love of Art gala to benefit the Naples Art Association is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, at Grey Oaks Country Club. The evening will include presentation of three new awards: the Gulfshore Life Emerging Art Leader Award for a new and/or young artist or arts leader in the community; the Hirshhorn Award for an individual who has shown visionary leadership and a commitment to advancing and enriching the arts in the community, and the Impact Award for a business or business professional who has demonstrated significant leadership in the arts and culture of the community though involvement in, or support of, innovative programs and creative partnerships. For information about sponsorships, email Maureen.christensen@naplesart. org. For tickets, email Chelsea.Ziton@ NaplesArt.org or visit naplesart.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. Tickets are $500 for the grand tasting and auction, $1,500 for a vintner dinner and the grand tasting and auction. Visit swflwinefest.org. The annual Sneaker Ball to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA takes place from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Y. For tickets and sponsorship information, call 597-3148. Conservancy of Southwest Florida holds its annual Magic Under the Mangroves signature gala Thursday evening, March 5, on the grounds of the Nature Center at the Conservancy. Presented by Northern Trust and with Lynne Shotwell as chair, the evening starts with hors doeuvres and a silent auction and moves into a grand tent for a gourmet dinner, entertainment and a live auction. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 4034218 or email email@example.com. Drug Free Collier holds its seventh annual fundraising luncheon Thursday, March 5, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets are $100. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 377-0535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Located in The Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road #805, Naples, FL 34109 239.431.8750 www.VinosPicasso.com Paint in Fort Myers & Matlacha Island, too! BYOB paint sessions with local artists. NO experience necessary!Paint studio. Art Gallery. Wine Bar. GREAT FOR DATE NIGHTS, GIRLS NIGHT OUT, BRIDAL PARTIES AND MUCH MORE! SAVE 10%Register online with code FLWEEK10*some restrictions apply COURTESY PHOTOS SUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS Jim Henderson and Nan Henderson Anina Nickel, Ann Griffo and Nicole Germain Melissa Cofta, seated, with Krista Cartee, Holly Boldrin and Allie Schotanus Amber Nelson and Noreen Thomas Jon Sonne and Rebecca Lambert Rosemary Hammer and Dick Westfall Walter Schacht and Stan Appelbaum Michelle Scott and Darnell Scott Angela Morales, Stacey Deffenbaugh and Gloria Jordan Barbara Melvin and Lori Bassano Sandra Hemstead and Rose JonesLike us on Facebook.com /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYComedy Cabaret at The Naples Beach Hotel for Friends of Foster Children of Collier County A pop-up party at Angelinas for The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Give the Gift of Key West this Holiday Season! facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress 1-800-593-7259 www.keywestexpress.us LIMITED TIME SALE. ROUNDTRIP VOUCHERS VALID FOR TRAVEL JANUARY 1ST, 2015 DECEMBER 31ST, 2016. THATS 2 FULL YEARS! NON-REFUNDABLE, NOT FOR RESALE, NON-TRANSFERRABLE. SUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOSKristen Goodman, center, with Kayla and Madisyn Heidi Keyes, Alison Anderson, Kimberly Darr and Cindy Stegemann Anna Rose and Marve Ann Alaimo Rebecca Lambert with Brent, Merrill and Jon Sonne Batya Maman and Mila Bridger Brenda Booth-Brown, Alexandra Collins, Wanda Trouba and Pamela Collins Amy Sedlacek and Dylan Sanders Olivia Shepherd and Lisa Ficarra SOCIETYTea at The Ritz for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 New Years Eve Dinner Party9 P.M. SEATINGReserve Your Table Now!$75 Per Personincludes SPECIAL Four Course Dinner Hats and Noise Makers Complimentary Champagne Bottle at Midnight at your tableDancing with Live DJ 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 LUNCH/MONSAT 11 to to 10 & FRISAT 4 to 11 TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYMichael Antoine Judy DeLancy, Jack DeLancy and Katie Moses Matt Kruse and Gregory Stanley Mike Andriana holding Lar Pamela Jones-Morton and Fran Mainella Kimber Bosley and Matt Jaquiss Like us on Facebook.com /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYTalis Park hosts a fundraiser for Friends of Lovers Key
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC36 WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Waterfront Dining at its Best THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4360 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-263-FISH (3474)fishseafoodrestaurant.com Traditional starter for a prosperous New Year cooked pork salami with lentils STARTER CHOICE OF: TH E TASTY TRIO OF GRILLED OYSTERS Charbroiled Andouille sausage, barbecue sauce and cu cumber relish, Rockefeller-style with spinach and baconORTRIO OF APPLEWOOD BACON-WRAPPED Oysters, shrimp and scallops with Asian slawORLOBSTER BISQUE Homemade bisque with lump crabmeat 21ENTREDOVER SOLE Whole Dover sole pan-seared Served with crab meat, shrimp, sc allops, cornbread stu ng and asparagus 68 SWORDFISH MILANESE inly pounded breaded sword sh with lemon caper butter sauce served with our German potato salad 45 WAGYU BEEF CHEEKS Braised in red wine reduction, sweet peas, tendrils ove r p olenta and shaved Parmesan cheese 44DESSERTZUCCOTTO Semi-frozen, chilled dessert Pane ttone cake and ice cream 12New Years Eve SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11PM9:30PM LAST SITTING INCLUDING NEW YEARS TOAST AND PARTY FAVORS! FISHRESTAURANT HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS! Live Music! 811 7th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102At 8th Street Across from Cambier Park, Please Join Us for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve DinnerChristmas Eve Reservations Required New Years Eve Seatings: Make reservations for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve today by calling 239.206.4310 CUISINE NEWSSweet! Book celebrates Norman Loves works of edible art BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comNorman Love will introduce his new book and sign copies of Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Norman Love Confections Miromar Outlets location. The first 50 people to buy the $40 book will also receive a two-piece box of ultrapremium chocolates. Mr. Loves confections and pastries have long been likened to works of fine art. Now they have been captured on the pages of an art book, allowing devotees to have their Norman Love confections and eat them, too. Filled with photos of the chocolates, pastries, gelato and other extravagant treats that have made Norman Love Confections an international favorite, the 84-page book also tells the story of Mr. Loves rise to success and how his company operates. Longtime employees offer perspectives on what makes working with Mr. Love so special. Keegan Gerhard, a Food Network host and owner of D Bar Desserts in Denver, Colo., wrote the foreword. Mr. Love dedicated the book to his mother and grandmother, who inspired his interest in the world of dessert. Customers have often asked for a book that displayed some of our creations, he says. I wanted to do something more than a picture book. This is not just my story, but also that of my wife and partner, Mary, and the incredibly talented professionals who work with us and have played such a major role in making this company a success. Readers can savor calorie-free images of Mr. Loves gleaming truffles awash in vivid color, his geometrically complex pastries and creamy gelato in rainbow hues plus photos of the pastry chefs and chocolatiers at work. The book is available at Norman Love Confections salons in Naples and Fort Myers as well as at Miromar Outlets and via the company website. Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from the Fort Myers corporate headquarters that encompasses both production and retail operations. For more information, visit normanloveconfections.com.Take note The Dock at Crayton Cove hosts its annual Dickens Festival starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. Once a year for more than 25 years, the restaurants staff has dressed up as characters from A Christmas Carol while the movie is screened for guests. This years menu includes Bah Humbug bisque, day boat scallop salad dressed with Christmas lingonberry vinaigrette, Jacob Marleys turducken, Tiny Tims prime rib, Ebenezers crab-stuffed sole and eggnog crme brulee. 263-9940; dockcraytoncove.com Seasons 52 has transitioned to its winter menu of seasonal dishes that will stick to your ribs but not your waistline. Among the offerings: Mediterranean vegetable soup; braised short ribs served with aged cheddar flatbread topped with pickled beets, red onions, horseradish sour cream and micro-cilantro; and the Winter Vegetarian Tasting, a soft taco with quinoa-citrus salad, seasonal vegetables, cedar-roasted tofu and fruit salsa. Winter cocktails at Seasons 52 include the Bourbon Berry Bramble, which combines Makers Mark bourbon and St. Germaine elderflower liqueur with fresh berries. The winter menu at Seasons 52 will be available through mid-March. The restaurant is on U.S. 41 just south of the entrance to Mercato. 594-8892 or seasons52.com DAmico & Partners newest enterprise, The Continental, celebrated its grand opening Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1205 Third St. S. Its described as an American steakhouse/gastro pub/craft bar that showcases Prime, Wagyu and Piedmontese beef alongside specialty cocktails that add a modern twist to classic libations. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner starts at 5 p.m. 659-0007 or continentalnaples.com Stonewood Grill is offering a special chefs menu for a limited time that features wines from Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. and includes dishes such as short ribs with butternut squash ravioli in chardonnay cream sauce, beef tenderloin in a blackberry port reduction and pork tenderloin with pumpkin gnocchi in a fig balsamic glaze. In Naples, Stonewood Grill is at 7935 Airport-Pulling Road. 593-0001 or stonewoodgrill.com Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: The Good Life of Naples,2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com: The Incredible Egg: Saturday, Dec. 20 ($50); Vietnamese Cooking Featuring Pho: Friday, Jan. 2 ($60); and French Country Cooking: Wednesday, Jan. 7 ($60). Sur la Table, Mercato; 598-3586 or surlatable.com: Decadent Holiday Chocolates: Friday, Dec. 19 ($69); Chinese Favorites at Home: Friday, Dec. 19 ($69); Holiday Cookie Exchange: Saturday, Dec. 20 ($59); Date Night, Chinese Favorites at Home: Saturday, Dec. 20 ($69); Teens 2-Day Cooking Camp: Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 23 ($100). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith, email@example.com.COURTESY PHOTONorman Love
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 C37 Waterfront Dining at its Best THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4236 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-430-6273miramarenaples.com TRADIZIONALE COTECHINO CON LENTICCHIE Traditional starter for a prosperous New Year co oked pork salami with lentilsANTIPASTO CHOICE OF: ZUPPA DASTICE Lobster bisque ORCRAB COCKTAIL SALAD Mixed jumbo lump crab meat over a bed of arugula wi th shallots vinaigrette dressingENTRE CHOICE OF: FI LETTO DI MANZO AVVOLTO CON PANCETTA IN SALSA AL BAROLO Filet of beef wrapped with pancetta, in a Barolo wine sauce Se rved with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables ORCAVATELLI CON ARAGOSTA FAVE E TARTUFO Cavatelli with lobster meat, fava beans and white tru e but ter sauce OROSSOBUCO ALLA MIRAMARE Braised veal shank with sa ron r isotto ORARAGOSTA OREGANATA Maine lobster grilled and split topped with seasoned bread crumbs se rved with clams mussels over wild rice and mushroomsDOLCEPANETTONE ALLO ZABAGLIONE Traditional Italian panettone cake with co ld Zabaglione cream and berriesNew Years EveBENVENUTI SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10:00PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11:00PM GREAT PEOPLEGREAT FOODGREAT VIEWWE HAVE 3 SITTINGS! 5PM & 7PM REGULAR MENU9PM SITTING PRE-FIX$95 PER PERSON INCLUDES CHAMPAGNE TOAST, LIVE MUSIC AND NEW YEARS PARTY FAVORS Now Serving Lunch Organic Healthy Local Sustainable Seasonal Wednesday Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner 7 Nights a Week: Starting at 5:00 p.m. 1234 8th St. South Naples, FL 34102 239-261-8239 BleuProvenceNaples.com THE DISHThe dish: Super Taco The price: $5.49 (sour cream, 50 cents extra) The place: Pastrami Dans; 586 Tamiami Trail N.; 2633431 The hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satuday; closed Sunday-Monday The details: When dining at a restaurant with a dish or product in its name, it is usually sacrilege or a fools errand to order anything but. But at Pastrami Dans, fans of their Super Taco satisfy cravings just as intense as those for you know, that sandwich. With numerous taquerias, Naples abounds with authentic ethnic tacos; this completely Americanized concoction is not one of them. A Super Taco starts with a tortilla on a hot griddle. First, its topped with enough cheese to make a miniature quesadilla. On top of the cheese, seasoned beef (so finely ground, its almost a sauce) a bright tomato salsa and shredded iceberg lettuce. The tortilla firms up as the cheese melts over its edges and browns. When served, its way too hot to eat, but that didnt stop me. One more thing: My lunchtime companion and I had intended to share a Super Taco and a Hot Pastrami sandwich. But the Super Taco is the kind of food that once you pick it up, you have to keep it in your hands to hold it together, making it impossible to share (and perhaps it was so good, I didnt really want to share anyway). We ended up splitting the pastrami sandwich thin sliced and steamed pastrami with mustard on a hoagie roll with a pickle ($11.99) as planned, but were obliged to order a second Super Taco. Needless to say, we had a light dinner that evening. Cindy Pierce firstname.lastname@example.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 Subject to change. agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Locally owned & operatedMusic, Rockin Ritas, Flavorful Cuisine Experience Agave!Visit www.agavenaples.com for upcoming entertainment schedule. Thursday, Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m. Tessa and Jae (Motown, jazz, light pop, rhythm and blues, reggae, country)Friday, Dec. 19, 7-10 p.m. Ramos Brothers Band (classic rock, rhythm and blues, reggae, modern day sounds) Saturday, Dec. 20, 7-11 p.m. Gypsy Native (Americana, Indie, soul) Friday, Dec. 26, 7-10 p.m. The Initials (rhythm and blues, Motown, soul, reggae, classic rock) S u b ject to c h ange agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473 Corner o f Ai rp ort & Vanderbil t Locall y owned & operated V isit www.a g avenap l es.com f or upcomin g entertainment schedule T h urs d ay Dec. 18, 6-9 p .m T essa an d Jae ( Motown, jazz, li g ht p o p rhythm and blues, re gg ae, country) Fri d ay Dec. 19, 7-10 p. m. R amos Brot h ers Ban d ( classic rock, rhythm and blues, reggae modern da y sounds ) Satur d ay, Dec. 20, 7-11 p.m. G ypsy Nativ e ( Americana, Indie, sou l) Fri d ay, Dec. 26, 7-10 p.m. Th e Initia l s ( rhythm and blues, Motown, soul, reggae, classic roc k ) VINOThe other AussiesThe wine world knows all about the Australians. Big bold reds zingy whites. But what about the other Aussies, the Austrians? Even though theyre also making bold reds and zingy whites, this countrys wines havent resonated with American consumers as much as they deserve to. That needs to change. Problem is, the Austrians faced extreme hardship in the mid 1980s when several wineries were discovered diluting their wines. The scandal virtually destroyed the countrys wine market, but good things come from bad. Stringent new laws were passed and enforced so Austrian wines are not only better than they used to be, theyre well up to international quality. Its also a bit confusing to American consumers that Austrian wines are labeled with much the same system used in Germany. Theyre classified by sweetness, then by the region of origin, and then by quality, from ordinary table wine to the higher-end versions. So if you see a label that reads Velich Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese Neusiedlersee, nobody would blame you if you stood there scratching your head. Today however, the Austrians have climbed aboard the international bandwagon in a big way. Theyve simplified the labeling, put the name of the grape on the bottle, and directed their efforts to creating more commercial and more fulfilling reds and whites with traditional flavor profiles. The major winegrowing regions are all located in the agricultural eastern part of the country. The premiere areas are Wachau, along with Burgenland and Styria, all of which are divided into several subregions. As mentioned before, the wines are classified in a manner thats a bit strange to us in the New World, so look for the Qualittswein designation. Not surprisingly, it means quality wine, and it will come from a single district. The bottle top will have a red and white seal. One level up from that is Kabinett, which is Qualittswein and then some. About those grapes: theyre not your typical international varietals with names we all know and love. Even though the Austrians are becoming internationally minded in their marketing and labeling, the grapes they grow are very much their own. And thats a good thing. For white wines, aside from the sweet ones, Grner Veltliner is well worth a try. Its generally dry, with tropical fruit overtones, and we enjoy it with Indian food, Thai, and similar dishes that are hard to match with conventional wines. Of course, they grow Riesling, and another white grape known as Mller-Thurgau (dont forget the umlaut), though youre not likely to see it bottled as a single varietal. The reds are big. While they do grow international varietals like Pinot Noir, the real interest is in the native grapes like Blaufrnkisch, Zweigelt and St. Laurent. For me, the St. Laurent grape is capable of producing wines of true elegance and power. However, about half the red wine produced in Austria comes from the Zweigelt grape, and thats not a bad thing. Zweigelt is an easy-drinking wine, not too tannic, that usually displays cherry and cassis flavors, much like a Cabernet, only lighter. Blaufrnkisch is more structured, more powerful, and capable of aging. The cherry and cassis notes are there, but youll get more complexity, and more levels of flavor, including blackberry, earth and spice. My new favorite Austrian wine is a blend of several international varietals and some characteristic Austrian grapes. Its Weingut Kadlec Lyss Excellence 2011, mostly Blaufrnkisch and Zweigelt, but with a dash of Merlot and Cabernet, just for fun. The wine spends two years in large oak barrels, where it develops complexity along with notes of raspberry, chocolate, sweet smoke, and a firm yet rounded tannic structure. Its about $45, and well worth a try. Sample widely. Write to me. jerryGREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com Austria is also the home of the Riedel family who, as all wine lovers know, makes probably the nest wine glasses in the world. They come in a staggering array of shapes and sizes for all kinds of wine. The family stays in business not only because of the quality of its glassware, but also because of the fragility. Riedel glasses will explode into glittering crystal shards if you so much as look at them the wrong way. CHINA BISTRONAPLES CENTRE VILLAGES 6434 Naples Boulevard, Unit 406 Naples, Florida 34109239.631.5633 WE MAKE THE BEST PEKING DUCK! 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 18-24, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.com You can get 5% return on every visit at Vergina with your newVergina Loyalty Membership CardSign up and generate a HUGE discount during the year, plus anniversary and birthday prizes exclusively for Gold Star Club Members ONLY!Call 239.659.7008 to nd out how to sign up for your FREE Gold Star Club Membership Card and get your rst return immediately. CHEF PROFILEAll jazzed up about reinventing traditional dishesLike so many of the best chefs, Jay Bucklin started his culinary career as a dishwasher and worked his way up. He was 13 at the time and it was a way to make a dollar. Once in the kitchen, however, he developed an interest in cooking, landed a job at a barbecue joint and has been involved in food and beverage in some capacity ever since. At 28, hes had several jobs and learned from generous chefs at each one, chief among them Charles Mereday, who owns Alto Live Jazz Kitchen, Meredays Fine Dining and Meredays Brasserie. Chef Bucklin is the executive chef at Alto Live Jazz Kitchen. Q: What influenced your interest in a career as a chef? A: I worked a lot growing up, mostly to stay out of trouble after school. Id go into a kitchen and I loved it. I come from a really Southern-rooted family biscuits, cornbread Id come home from school to fried chicken livers, and watching my mom make food all day was a normal thing on the weekend. I have cast-iron skillets that are 200 years old that my mom taught me to care for. We didnt come from much money, so you had to know how to take something and make it good multiple days in a row. My moms ex-boyfriend was an executive chef who taught me a lot. I just fell into it. It felt natural to me. Q: How would you describe your style of cooking? A: I grew up in Venice but Im originally from Galveston, Texas, where my dad is from, along with Alabama and Louisiana. My mothers side of the family is from the area around the FloridaGeorgia border. I have a lot of Southern influence in my cooking. I got to learn Low-Country style, then Creole and Cajun My focus these days is the rebranding of Southern food, making it more upscale and approachable. Its not just biscuits and gravy. I use heirloom ingredients and am taking Southern food back to what it was, the original ingredients Many Southern guys were farmers who raised animals. There were cuts of meat they didnt sell, and yet they made some vibrant and beautiful dishes from them. Q: Who would you say influenced you the most? A: Of course my mom and her exboyfriend, and Ive been lucky to work for some pretty good people in my life. One of my first upscale cooking jobs was with Chef Frank Caputo who was a protg of Master Chef Jack Shoop. I was 19, young and hungry. I got close with Jack and and he taught me a ton, which I still use. I met Charles (Mereday) at South Seas Resort on Captiva Island. I started there as lead line cook and ended up as executive sous chef under Charles, working my way up. Charles is a visionary. Q: What sort of cooking are you doing at Alto? A: Im trying to get that jazz vibe going, maybe take a dish thats old and predictable and reinvent it. Tonight, for example, one of our specials will be a celery and beet puree topped with Brussels sprout salad in hot bacon vinaigrette with caramelized onions topped with swordfish and beet microgreens. Were doing Johnnycakes, but they are red corn Johnnycakes with root beer short ribs, grilled endive and natural jus, all beautifully plated. Im also working on filling the menu out and making some items with more approachable prices. When I came on board in March, I brought in some young cooks and needed time for training, so we kept it small while they honed their skills. Now were trying to push the envelope but make it approachable price wise. Q: Are there special challenges to serving food in a jazz club? A: Absolutely. There are two completely separate types of clientele: Some are coming for the food and some are coming for the music. Trying to make sure both groups are happy is a sweet science that requires difference types of service. Those who come for the food want more interaction with the server, whereas those who are there for the music want good service but dont really want to be interrupted. Its quite different from the resorts Ive worked in, but its been great so far. Q: What keeps you motivated? A: People often talk about the long, hard hours of the restaurant business, but the hours at Alto are awesome compared to those in resorts where its seven days a week. Here, I have some time to spend with my family, especially in the summer months. When Im working, Im with the team Ive built, which is my family also. I spend a great day with them, being creative and pushing them to make it fun and interesting. We are constantly trying to push ourselves to make more from scratch. We are doing our own pickling now, producing five kinds of pickles. We continuously have new projects to keep things interesting and new. Thats whats beautiful about working with Chef Charles. The overall culture is different from what you normally find. We come in and knock out everything we have to do just so we can do special projects. We really enjoy spending time together, so the hours are really not even an issue. Alto Live Jazz Kitchen>> Where: 429 Bayfront Place >> Hours: 5-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Sunday >> Live jazz: Every night >> Cover charge: None >> Info: 261-2586 or altonaples.com karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYJay Bucklin
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OLD NAPLES Bayfront #5511 Jane Bond 23 9.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213508823 $1, 195,000 OLD NAPLES Bayfront #4303 Tom Gasbarro 23 9.404.4883 premiersir.com/id/214047381 $8 55,000 OLD NAPLES Dorset Club #103 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214023773 $7 95,000 OLD NAPLES Olde Naples Seaport #BS-8 Daniel Pregont 23 9.272.8020 premiersir.com/id/214022971 $599,000 PARK SHORE Le Rivage #11N Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 23 9.272.3229 premiersir.com/id/214059531 $7 ,100,000 PARK SHORE Provence #PH-2 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.216.1973 premiersir.com/id/214033419 $5, 975,000 PARK SHORE 4235 Crayton Road Marybeth Brooks 23 9.272.6867 premiersir.com/id/ALLE111414IHE $5 ,499,000 PARK SHORE 311 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/212035092 $3,795,000 PARK SHORE La Mer #PH-102 Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 premiersir.com/id/214030539 $2,595,000 PARK SHORE Monaco Beach Club #PH01 Christine Jones 23 9.404.9900 premiersir.com/id/214065096 $2 ,200,000 PARK SHORE Le Ciel Venetian Tower #1401 Linda Piatt 23 9.269.2322 premiersir.com/id/214066622 $2 ,145,000 PARK SHORE Park Plaza #600 Cheryl Turner 23 9.250.3311 premiersir.com/id/214046849 $1, 695,000 PARK SHORE Esplanade Club #1205 Virginia/Randy Wilson 23 9.450.9090 premiersir.com/id/214063901 $1, 095,000 PARK SHORE Solamar #905 Roxanne Jeske 23 9.450.5210 premiersir.com/id/214062556 $849,000 PARK SHORE Monaco Beach Club #1406 Christine Jones 239.404.9900 premiersir.com/id/214037666 $769,999 PELICAN BAY Montenero #PH 1907 Cathy Owen 239 .269.3118 premiersir.com/id/214059509 $4 ,295,000 PELICAN BAY 705 Hollybriar Lane Jane Darling 239 .290.3112 premiersir.com/id/213511542 $2 ,195,000 PELICAN BAY Montenero #206 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214035094 $1, 495,000 PELICAN BAY 571 Gulf Park Drive Richard/Susie Culp 23 9.290.2200 premiersir.com/id/214055628 $9 25,000 PELICAN BAY Grosvenor #304 Jerry Wachowicz 23 9.777.0741 premiersir.com/id/214063084 $849,900 PELICAN BAY 504 Bay Villas Lane Fahada Saad/Janice Fonda 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/213018448 $695,000 PELICAN BAY St. Tropez #602 Gary Blaine 23 9.595.2912 premiersir.com/id/214056245 $6 25,000 PELICAN BAY Hyde Park #C-104 Jane Darling 239 .290.3112 premiersir.com/id/214013332 $5 25,000 PELICAN BAY Lambiance #102 Linda Roberts 23 9.450.2864 premiersir.com/id/214043902 $5 25,000 PELICAN BAY St. Nicole #302 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 23 9.213.7445 premiersir.com/id/214024475 $4 29,000 PELICAN MARSH 9024 Terranova Drive Rod Soars 23 9.290.2448 premiersir.com/id/214047429 $1,750,000 PELICAN MARSH 9360 Sweetgrass Way Lizette Candela 239.293.2378 premiersir.com/id/214049445 $1,485,000 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY 9675 Mashie Court Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214055481 $6 ,750,000 BAY COLONY Trieste #1106 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214024952 $2 ,695,000 BAY COLONY 8812 La Palma Lane Pat Callis 23 9.250.0562 premiersir.com/id/214047613 $2,249,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #301 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214038050 $1,295,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6570 Daniels Road Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214063298 $4 ,399,000 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 4260 15th Avenue SW Deb Welch 23 9.293.5294 premiersir.com/id/214025021 $4 ,390,000 ISLES OF CAPRI 8 West Pelican Street Darlene Roddy 23 9.404.0685 premiersir.com/id/214041281 $3,700,000 NAPLES CAY The Seasons #401 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/WATS022614IHE $2,995,000 CLUB ESTATES 4429 Club Estates Drive Lizette Candela/Jane Bond 23 9.293.2378 premiersir.com/id/214053890 $2 ,545,000 PINE RIDGE 63 Eugenia Drive Sue Black 23 9.250.5611 premiersir.com/id/214037097 $2 ,150,000 CLUB ESTATES 4437 Club Estates Drive Lizette Candela/Jane Bond 23 9.293.2378 premiersir.com/id/214054067 $2 ,109,000 PINE RIDGE 6846 Trail Boulevard Jeannie McGearty 23 9.248.4333 premiersir.com/id/214064447 $1 ,499,000 KENSINGTON 5220 Old Gallows Way Richard/Susie Culp 23 9.290.2200 premiersir.com/id/214063267 $1,268,000 PARK SHORE Le Ciel Park Tower #1603 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 premiersir.com/id/214067287 $2,500,000 MARCO ISLAND Belize #1107 Angelica Andrews 23 9.595.7653 premiersir.com/id/214067217 $2,0 49,000 premiersothebysrealty.comYou might not know what youre looking for, but now you know where to find it.
WYNDEMERE 817 Wyndemere Way Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214060222 $1,100,000 VINEYARDS 5851 Bromelia Court Julie Rembos 23 9.595.1809 premiersir.com/id/213513887 $9 99,000 WYNDEMERE 814 Wyndemere Way Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214060081 $9 77,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #2101 Roe Tamagni 23 9.398.1222 premiersir.com/id/214016141 $8 99,000 VINEYARDS 5910 Hammock Isles Circle Denise Sands 215.327.9930 premiersir.com/id/214056264 $875,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #1106 Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/213512359 $8 49,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #106 Sherrie Pfeer 239 .734.0539 premiersir.com/id/214043934 $7 99,000 VINEYARDS Avellino Isles #32202 Denise Sands 21 5.327.9930 premiersir.com/id/214031671 $6 88,888 NAPLES BATH TENNIS 1031 Oriole Circle Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 premiersir.com/id/214035465 $685,000 ROYAL PALM GOLF ESTATES 18318 Royal Hammock Boulevard Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214050444 $4 99,000 WYNDEMERE 212 Via Napoli Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/213008056 $469 ,000 VERONA WALK 7303 Carducci Court Jon Peter Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214052013 $4 59,000 WATERFRONT IN NAPLES Waterfront In Naples #2174 Frank Pezzuti 23 9.216.2445 premiersir.com/id/213010829 $4 49,900 HAMMOCK BAY Rialto #202 Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214055500 $429,900 WYNDEMERE 127 Via Napoli Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214017881 $418,000 WYNDEMERE Commons #103 Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214012457 $4 00,000 LELY COUNTRY CLUB 215 Torrey Pines Point Patrick OConnor 239 .293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214054060 $3 95,000 GREY OAKS 2956 Bellower Lane Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214062926 $8 ,200,000 GREY OAKS 1261 Gordon River Trail Sam Heitman 239 .537.2018 premiersir.com/id/214003197 $7 ,995,000 GREY OAKS 1234 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 23 9.248.7238 premiersir.com/id/214000494 $7,495,000 GREY OAKS 1213 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214007227 $6,995,000 GREY OAKS 1473 Anhinga Pointe Melissa Williams 23 9.248.7238 premiersir.com/id/209007441 $3, 995,000 GREY OAKS 1651 Chinaberry Court Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214061038 $3 ,975,000 GREY OAKS 1513 Marsh Wren Lane Daniel Guenther 23 9.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214029823 $2,339,000 GREY OAKS 1517 Marsh Wren Lane Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214018524 $1,910,000 MEDITERRA 15923 Roseto Way Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.216.1973 premiersir.com/id/214047087 $5, 995,000 TALIS PARK Toscana #801 Erik David Barber 32 3.513.6391 premiersir.com/id/214060743 $2 ,350,000 QUAIL WEST 5817 Glenholme Circle Paul Gray 23 9.273.0403 premiersir.com/id/GRAF111414IHE $2,250,000 PELICAN ISLE Aqua #605 John DAmelio 239.961.5996 premiersir.com/id/213512733 $2,150,000 THE DUNES Grande Dominica #906 Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214053571 $1 ,225,000 PELICAN ISLE Residences III #902 Pam Parsons 23 9.404.3475 premiersir.com/id/214067577 $1 ,189,000 TIBURON Ventana #C-305 Sherree Woods 23 9.877.7770 premiersir.com/id/214056773 $9 75,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 348 Chancery Circle Jane Bond 23 9.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/214060043 $75 0,000 WILSHIRE LAKES 9723 Wilshire Lakes Boulevard Bernie/Joe Garabed 23 9.571.2466 premiersir.com/id/214068019 $749,000 WILSHIRE LAKES 9901 Clear Lake Circle Bernie/Joe Garabed 239.571.2466 premiersir.com/id/214036544 $665,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 8050 Vera Cruz Way Lee Leatherwood 23 9.877.8861 premiersir.com/id/214039968 $6 35,000 EDEN ON THE BAY 406 Eden Bay Drive Friley Saucier 23 9.293.3532 premiersir.com/id/214053742 $6 29,000 OLDE CYPRESS 2893 Lone Pine Lane Lynn Applebaum 23 9.776.5055 premiersir.com/id/214055671 $6 19,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 1803 Imperial Golf Course Boulevard Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 23 9.287.7921 premiersir.com/id/214060311 $5 99,900 DELASOL 16112 Parque Lane Patrick OConnor 239 .293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214047607 $595,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #604 Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214067637 $1,595,000 TIBURON Ventana #B-502 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214067147 $1, 495,000 premiersothebysrealty.comWe proudly present a selection of our residences along Floridas Gulf Coast.
QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10378 Quail Crown Drive Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 premiersir.com/id/BARB111914IHE $539,000 THE QUARRY Quartz Cove #201 Lynn Applebaum 23 9.776.5055 premiersir.com/id/214064268 $4 39,000 CYPRESS WOODS 3512 Grand Cypress Court John Sekely 23 9.404.7272 premiersir.com/id/214058576 $3 74,900 VANDERBILT BEACH 160 Seabreeze Avenue Sarah Theiss 23 9.269.0300 premiersir.com/id/214062907 $3 ,750,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Bay #211 Pat Callis 23 9.250.0562 premiersir.com/id/213508100 $6 49,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Yacht Racquet #1104 Vanya Demireva 23 9.565.0550 premiersir.com/id/214046574 $599,990 VANDERBILT BEACH Regatta #V-403 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.213.7445 premiersir.com/id/214023411 $579,000 MARCO ISLAND 820 South Bareld Drive Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214055880 $8,5 95,000 MARCO ISLAND 795 Waterside Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214056883 $4 ,725,000 MARCO ISLAND 831 Inlet Drive Roe Tamagni 23 9.398.1222 premiersir.com/id/214006016 $2,500,000 MARCO ISLAND 111 East Avenue Vince Colace 239.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214015891 $2,000,000 MARCO ISLAND 820 Arcadia Court Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214066927 $1 ,750,000 MARCO ISLAND Dunnfoire #202 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214027945 $1, 685,000 MARCO ISLAND 381 Red Bay Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214014596 $1,225,000 MARCO ISLAND Royal Marco Point I #610 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214056257 $1,090,000 MARCO ISLAND 988 Hunt Court Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214055970 $9 77,700 MARCO ISLAND Sandcastle #1503 Cathy Rogers 23 9.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/214067812 $94 5,000 MARCO ISLAND Monterrey #1105 Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214014603 $9 00,000 MARCO ISLAND 212 Geranium Court Denny Hartsock 23 9.248.7799 premiersir.com/id/214068355 $8 99,000 MARCO ISLAND 461 Renard Court Robin/Larry Taylor 23 9.250.9016 premiersir.com/id/214066687 $850,000 MARCO ISLAND 374 Red Bay Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214012514 $839,000 MARCO ISLAND 1901 Kirk Terrace Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214066882 $7 75,000 MARCO ISLAND 431 Edgewater Court Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214066773 $75 0,000 MARCO ISLAND 1547 Buccaneer Court Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214066910 $6 50,000 MARCO ISLAND 710 Waterside Drive Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214068415 $5 89,000 MARCO ISLAND 601 Somerset Court Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214066856 $425,000 GOODLAND Coon Key Pass Fishing Village #35 Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 premiersir.com/id/214066616 $374,900 FIDDLERS CREEK 3275 Hyacinth Drive Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/213509825 $1 ,250,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 7810 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214057062 $1 ,150,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 7669 Mulberry Court Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214059170 $8 95,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 7667 Mulberry Lane Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214029231 $7 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #201 Michael/Maureen Joyce 23 9.285.6275 premiersir.com/id/214050579 $579,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Menaggio #102 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214029788 $575,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Marengo #201 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/213501789 $48 5,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #201 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214059714 $4 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Callista #101 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214056677 $424,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #201 Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 premiersir.com/id/214058187 $399,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 3836 Cotton Green Path Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214059457 $39 9,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #102 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214067849 $3 95,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cherry Oaks #101 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214059239 $3 77,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #101 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/213508467 $3 59,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #203 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214043438 $359,000 NORTH NAPLES 6357 Spanish Oaks Lane Dave/Ann Renner 23 9.784.5552 premiersir.com/id/214067861 $1, 395,000 WWW.RENTNAPLES.COM Explore our collection of properties available for weekly, seasonal and long-term accommodations. 239.262.4242 Like.@PremierSIR Tweet.@PremierSIR Pin.@PremierSIRWatch.@SothebysRealty premiersothebysrealty.com