www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 45 FREEWEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADOSE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 CLUB NOTES A16 ON THE MOVE B3 NETWORKING B6 HOUSE HUNTING B16 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 BOOK REVIEW C5 FILM REVIEW C15 ANTIQUES C18 CUISINE NEWS C24-27 INSIDE Finding their purposeYouth Haven throws a pARTy with a Purpose, and more Society photos. C22-23 Take one homeFind your new best friend at Collier County DAS. A23 All dolled upStrong women in history provide inspiration for a Rad new line. C1 Online boostArea businesses benefit from the power of Internet reviews and shout-outs. B1 After a three-year hiatus, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has reprised its Python Challenge for 2016, encouraging hunters to capture as many invasive Burmese pythons as possible between Saturday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 14. One of the five largest snakes on the planet, the python has become an increasingly problematic invasive species in South Florida, where the states breeding population resides. Though they mostly inhabit Everglades National Park, pythons have been seen all over the state and into Alabama and Georgia. FWC challenges public to bag Burmese pythonsSEE PYTHONS, A14 BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOBurmese pythons can be identified from other invasive pythons in the Everglades by their giraffe-like markings and arrowhead-shaped wedge on the top of their head. E DERIDE THEM, DECRY THEM AND denounce them, and most of us would like to think that we are above them. We are talking conspiracy theories here, which are the intellectual equivalents of a bloody, three-car pileup on a busy highway. As with a gory automobile collision, we are at once repelled and intrigued by conspiracy theories. We may hate ourselves for slowing to catch a quick peek at an accident or setting aside time to read or speculate about the latest outlandish rumor, but more often than not we yield to our base instincts. From JFK to 9/11 Americans crave conspiracies. A spate of doctor murders with Florida ties spawns new, wild theories.W conspiracytheory files Dr. Jeff Bradstreet was found dead in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest June 19. Authorities say it was a suicide but theorists took issue with this nding. The Melbourne-based physician preached controversial autism research, implicating vaccines. Dr. Baron Holt died unexpectedly June 21. The 33-year-old chiropractor, who once practiced in Naples, was said to have been a vigorous athlete who was looking to change the practice of health care so that we can relieve unnecessary human suffering, disease and early death, according to his website. Dr. Bruce Hedendal was found dead in his car June 21. The 67-year-old chiropractor out of Boca Raton was an alternative medicine practitioner and robust athlete. Dr. Teresa Sievers was found murdered in her Bonita Springs home June 28. The 46-year-old physician focused on an integrated approach to metabolic and nutritional medicine, providing solutions to current biomedical problems, including biomedical aging, according to her website. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said when all is known, books and movies will be written about the case. Dr. Jeff Bradstreetfound dead 6.19.2015 i i er er w w it it h h a a gu gu ns ns ho ho t t Dr. Baron Holtfound dead 6.21.2015CONFIDENTIAL FLORIDA FILESDeceased holistic doctors Dr. Bruce Hedendalfound dead 6.21.2015 d d d d d d d al al al al al a al Dr. Teresa Sieversfound dead 6.28.2015 BY BILL CORNWELL Florida Weekly Correspondent SEE CONSPIRACIES, A8 PHOTOS BY AND COURTESY OF ABRAHAM ZAPRUDER, JULES NAUDETS 9/11, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, DRBRADSTREET.COM, DCABOCARATONCHIROPRACTOR.COM, DRTERESASIEVERS.COM
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 Bring Your Highest Expectations LIVINGSTON ROADPINE RIDGE ROAD EXIT 107WHIPPORWILL LANE N From the high $300s $600s COMMENTARYThe Shubert Theatre solutionNo sooner had Donald Trump emitted his latest flatulence than my air conditioning went out. After two Boston toughs beat up a homeless brown immigrant and mentioned the candidate as their inspiration, Mr. Trump assumed an Aryan sneer and called them passionate Americans who love this country (and) they want this country to be great again. Suddenly, poof! Hed incapacitated my run capacitor (at least thats my theory), shutting down the system. Thanks to The Donald, the temperature in my oak-shaded little home, built in 1932 of cypress and yellow-heart pine, jumped from 78 or 80 to about 88 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and deep into the sweating, subtropical night. I love it hot, of course, because I believe in the redemptive power of suffering. It builds character, especially in my children. That way I dont have to. And heat rhymes with eat, something Americans in 1932 were not doing enough of (but look how much character they had). There were solutions in those days to both the lack of eats and the abundance of heat, however. Soup lines solved problem one for many. That fact is now disparaged by a variety of well-fed conservatives as socialist, along with the president who championed soup lines. As for problem two, a friend of mine, the writer Bill Kilpatrick, told me that one of the big draws at the Shubert Theatre in New York in the 1930s was an air-cooled environment for audiences advertised prominently on the marquee. It drew them by the thousands. Big blocks of ice were ferried into the city and set up in the back of the theater. Fans were then aimed at the ice to blow cold air across the crowd. Since to my knowledge that was not the idea of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it was not a socialist solution. It was a capitalist solution, which just goes to show you how well public and private enterprise can work together in times of eat-and-heat extremes. At any rate, my youngest son quickly resisted the DTs (the Donald Trumps, of course) by adapting the Shubert Theatre solution to local conditions: Fill a Styrofoam cooler with ice. Cut three holes in the lid, two smaller circles for little elbow chimneys of the tin kind that fit behind clothes dryers, and a third for a little fan. Fasten the chimneys into the lid so theyre pointing at you, place the fan facedown so it blows air onto the ice, and let cold-air contravention blast hot-air jingoism. Then (in his case) get up the next morning and go off to your first day of eighth grade which, fortunately, presents the opportunity for more suffering. Unfortunately, theres a lot more hot air in politics (or the eighth grade) than ice and coolers can handle. And some of it comes from the so-called left. Hillary Clinton, for example, apparently doesnt give a fig about maintaining open records for the public, either classified (we get to see them later) or not (we get to see them now), unless votes are at stake. Some of my critics may be delighted to hear me point this out, because they think that not only am I a biased lefty, but so are all reporters. Ive been reading and watching politics for many decades and one thing I know is true: the mainstream U.S. media is not only liberal; its socialist, progressive in the extreme and any other voice is to be silenced and stamped out as not authentic, wrote Janet Thomas last week. Listen to the biggest failure to ever sit in this White House as he consistently derides, ridicules and hopes you will all help him destroy lil old Fox News. Wrong. Here are the words of awardwinning former investigative journalist Lee Melsek, addressing some of his colleagues. He speaks for me, as well. Im puzzled, and a bit saddened, (after) failing to detect any outrage at all among some respected journalists regarding Hillary Clintons smuggling of State Department records into the privacy of her home. Public records are sacred to newspaper people. They are a vital piece in insuring the peoples right to know. Good papers have always been quick to go into court to protect that concept and see that they are not removed from access. In Florida, officials can go to jail for doing what she did. I would like to know why some journalists dont seem to believe she should be held to the same standard. I reckon my kid has enough ice for Hillary Clinton or Janet Thomas. But what about that paragon of lefty darkness, George Soros? Why dont you talk about George Soros? Explain how he is the Wizard behind every Democratic move. The hypocrisy is ridiculous, writes Cathy Alberson. We might have to get a couple more coolers and fans if either Mr. Soros or Ms. Alberson carry on. None of this is fair, of course and a woman writing as Jeanibelle knows it. Responding to my last column pointing out that American women as a whole continue to lack equal opportunities or pay in this society, she offered this note: Your first sentence (there is no such thing as equality) is correct; everything else is conjecture... Fairness, as is everything else, is totally subjective. Your training in moral relativism should have taught you that. Well, no. My training in moral relativism has taught me that hot air is neither relative nor moral. Its just hot. So now were going to have to abandon the Shubert Theatre solution as too retro. Now, were going to have to tighten our belts and just get a new reinforced capacitor quickly, before The Donald opens his mouth again. a c t o a roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state No trophy for youNFL quarterbacks fear Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. So should participation trophies, the ubiquitous trinkets given to children for merely showing up and rounding out the rosters of local sports leagues. The other day, Mr. Harrison learned that his sons had brought a couple of them home and was none too pleased: I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! He swiftly returned the offending tokens and explained himself on Instagram: These trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. Im sorry Im not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and Im not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best. Mr. Harrison can be forgiven for having any touchy-feely sentiment wrung out of him by clawing his way to the top of the most punishing meritocracy in all of sports. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted rookie, got cut multiple times and considered quitting and becoming a truck driver like his dad, until he finally caught on in the NFL, where they dont honor you for participating. Most people are still with Harrison, if a Reason-Rupe poll from last year is to be believed. It found that 57 percent of people think only winning players should get trophies, putting a clear majority on the side of the atavistic impulse to reward only victory. The trophy has gone from exceptional reward for excellence, to nice gesture, to practically an entitlement. When a cash-strapped Little League in Oklahoma canceled its participation trophies a couple of years ago, one parent complained, Thanks little league for failing my son and disappointing him as well. Writing in The New York Times, author Ashley Merryman cites a Southern California branch of the American Youth Soccer Organization that distributes about 3,500 awards per season, with about a third of players getting two awards each. Local branches of the soccer outfit, according to Ms. Merryman, spend as much as 12 percent of their budget on trophies. The popular i9 youth sports league exemplifies the award-happy times. As a newspaper report explained, To protect the other childrens self esteem, there are no MVPs. Every player is given a sportsmanship award, a participant award and a celebratory icon in their online i9 Trophy Case. What, no ESPY Arthur Ashe Courage Awards? There is such a thing as winning and losing, and excelling and failing. Its OK for kids to understand that, and in fact, if they dont, they are going to be shocked by life. Theres no reason to try to hide it under a raft of automatic trophies that will never be as valued as something truly extraordinary or truly earned. Participation and effort should be its own reward. No one gave us trophies when my Little League team scuffled to a pathetic losing season on the dusty neighborhood ballfield. We participated, we got humiliated, and we moved on, having indubitably established what James Harrison said of his sons unearned trophies: Sometimes your best is not enough. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINION o o o a t i rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Politics on a stickIn most parts of the country, it is state fair time again, but not so in Florida. We of the endless summer have no need to fear an early frost and gather our rosebuds while we may. Plenty of time for that, so February seems as good as any month to have our state fair. Elsewhere, state fairs are a watershed moment announcing seasonal change, a mellowing of summer on its way to fall, the last blast of warm weather to do something mostly outdoors before things get seriously cold again. Yet no matter when a state fair appears on the calendar, they all share a uniquely American appeal that speaks to our inner farmer. Everyone finds something entertaining and the price of admission is pretty much all-inclusive. The attractions are plentiful, and move along on a schedule like apples on a conveyor belt, and the smells, sounds, sights and colors hit all the brains pleasure centers. From the midway to the exhibition halls, it is a cornucopia of thrills, chills and hobbies gone wild. The food always gets the star billing. It is a chance to eat something so pimped out by its lack of nutrition it demands to be eaten, from a deep fried Snickers bar, to a baconwrapped, macaroni and cheese cupcake. Then there are all the animals on every urbanites fantasy farm: horses, mules, cows, poultry, rabbits, pigs, sheep and goats; and a menagerie of the unexpected for the forward thinking, such as emus, alpacas and llamas. You wander from barn to shed to arena, remembering what a piece of cheese or a chicken finger looks like before it was one. Still, the timing of Floridas own state fair seems a bit of a shame. We seem to be missing all the fun just now. Iowa had its 11-day extravaganza in Des Moines this month, and what a show it was. It attracts a million or so attendees each year, the single largest event in the state. This could be an indication not much is going on in Iowa the rest of the year or that this is the only place in the state you can find anything to check off your bucket list. Either way, with hundreds of exhibitors and more than 70 bizarre food combinations, it is a crowd pleaser. This year, it had the additional draw of a beauty pageant for 2016 presidential hopefuls. Thirteen Republicans and five Democrats put on their best faces to schmooze the crowd. The only thing missing was a clone of Bert Parks and the state of undress typically required of pageant competitors. It hardly mattered. While it was lacking in eye candy, the candidates satisfied our appetite for deep-fried politics on a stick. Wannabes stepped eagerly onto a hay-strewn soapbox provided by The Des Moines Register. Candidates had 20 minutes to show off their political assets before a hoot-and-holler audience drunk on carbs. The talent show was the most entertaining aspect of the exhibition. You might recall the last time presidential candidates exposed their wares before this fair-going constituency: Republican candidate Mitt Romney remarked to his would-be fans, Corporations are people, my friend. Of course they are. This was like calling a building full of children the same thing as a child. Mr. Romney lost the popular vote among people who knew the difference. Though Mr. Romney failed to win the presidency, he won the consolation prize that year for The Thing I Wish I Had Not Said. This year, all the candidates seemed wary of stepping in remainders on their way to success. They were careful to take their cues from the fairgoing crowd to appear as if they actually belonged there. They paid homage to the cow molded fr om butter, ate pig, sucked lemonade, took selfies and surfed the crowd. Donald Trump flew in on his Sikorsky copter, one of three he owns, worth $7 million a pop. It was an Eat my dust entrance taking the luster off the competition trailing him in the polls. He emerged from the copter, unloaded on his competitors, issued a verbal death certificate for the American dream; and then, to resurrect our crestfallen selves, he said he has raising the dead in his skill sets, like a famous someone of 2,000 years ago, With a final flourish, he commanded a pop-up midway, free rides for the kids in his dream machine. The sideshow done, he turned and swept into the fair crowd as if he were entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. The only thing missing was the donkey, but it was probably in there somewhere. Will Rogers, who famously had little use for politicians of any stripe, once said, You can take a sob story and a stick of candy and lead America right off into the Dead Sea. The good folks in Iowa and a substantial part of the Republican Party seem determined to prove Mr. Rogers right. Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian. Her professional career spans more than 25 years leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and Appalachia. She writes frequently on issues of politics, public policy and philanthropy, earning national recognition for her leadership in the charitable sector. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. f b D s a leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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Marianne Kearns has been executive director of the PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee for five years. She has worked with teenage girls throughout her career and was with PACE for seven years prior to coming to Immokalee, beginning as a program manager in Pasco County. She relocated to open the Lee County center in Fort Myers, where she worked as program director for two years before she was tapped to lead the Immokalee center. The girls are expected to show up, she says about the 67 young women who are in the program this year. If they arent with us, they arent learning. We provide a lot of incentives for the girls to come to the program. We focus on the positive changes and accomplishments, and reward good behavior. When our girls start experiencing success, attending is not an issue. Marianne is the product of a military lifestyle. Her Vietnam veteran father was a career Army officer, and the family moved around every three years, from east coast to west coast and overseas. As a military brat, she says, she learned to value culture, diversity and so much more. She earned a bachelors degree in political science at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and then went to Germany to complete a masters degree in guidance and counseling at Boston University. She worked throughout her schooling and was also very involved with her sorority, Delta Zeta, which she credits for her skills in community service, organization, fundraising, public speaking and leadership Z all skills that I use in my position at PACE. Marianne was married in 2002 and one week later moved to Florida. The marriage didnt last, she says, but I liked Florida and I liked PACE, which is why I stayed. bobHARDEN firstname.lastname@example.org Mentor(s): While studying for my masters degree in Germany, I had a wonderful professor, Mark Antonio. He has since passed away, but he was a gentle man with so much insight and compassion for human beings in general. Learning with him was a real joy. I also have enjoyed being mentored by fellow executive director from the PACE-Broward center, Aggie Pappas. Shes been with PACE for 25 years and shares those qualities Dr. Antonio had. Something your mother was always right about: What goes around comes around. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A TV news anchor or a fashion designer. High school job: I was a chambermaid at the Ocean Cliff resort in Newport, R.I. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? I would be providing mental health services in a private practice. Guilty pleasures: Watching Phil Michelson play golf live at tournaments or on TV. One thing on your bucket list: Travel to the United Kingdom for the British Open. I dont play golf. I am only a fan and spectator of the sport. Next vacation destination: To the Bahamas for a friends bachelorette party and then to Mexico for her wedding! Skill or talent you wish you had: I really wish I could surf because I love the beach. Best thing about kids: What I love about kids, especially the girls we work with at PACE, is their resilience. Something thats been on your mind: Finding balance. I feel that I work around the clock, especially when we are gearing up for our signature fundraiser for PACE, Love That Dress (coming up Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Naples Grande; visit lovethatdress.org for information). What makes you laugh? I am an introvert who is constantly thinking and processing, so when I am with a small group of close friends and something funny happens, I enjoy letting go. When you work with children who have experienced trauma, laughing and being able to laugh is important. Whats on your bookshelf? After Love That Dress!, Im looking forward to reading Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott preferably on a beach with one of those fruity drinks topped with a little pink umbrella straw. Something youll never understand: The violence that one human being can do to another. Pet peeve: Drama. What are you most proud of? I am proud that I have made a career with PACE. I am certainly not perfect, but I have found personal growth and value through my work with people, communities and our girls. We are implementing a national expansion strategy that is very exciting, and I look forward to being a part of our growth. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The sun and the beach. What the Paradise Coast really needs: More single men! Talking points with Marianne Kearns
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUG. 27-SEPT. 2, 2015 So, no matter how much we poohpooh conspiracy theories or proclaim them to be the province of fools and nut jobs, it seems as if we as a society cannot get enough of them. Perhaps we shouldnt feel such guilt when we indulge our curiosity about the absurd and unfathomable. It seems to be encoded in our DNA. Conspiracy theories have been around for millennia, and the pages of history are littered with plots and intrigues that range from the documented (the assassinations of Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln, for example) to the plausible (the murder of John F. Kennedy) to the fully imagined (such as the beliefs that the Bush administration orchestrated the 9/11 attacks or that President Barack Obama colluded with others to produce a fraudulent birth certificate or that extraterrestrials crashed a spaceship in Roswell, N.M., in 1947 and the United States government has kept their little green corpses under wraps for almost 60 years). In essence, then, one mans conspiracy theory is another mans proof positive. Some of us are more selective in what we believe and demand a higher level of documentation, but all of us, experts say, do subscribe to conspiracy theories in one form or the other. No matter what you believe about the how and why of the (9/11 attacks) on New York and Washington, D.C., its a conspiracy theory, Dr. Matthew R.X. Dentith, a philosopher who lives in New Zealand and has written a book titled The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories, tells Florida Weekly in an interview conducted via email. For example, if you accept the official theory, thats a theory about a bunch of plotters who acted in secret to commit a terrorist attack. That is a theory about a conspiracy. It just happens to be one that is well-accepted. This view that conspiracy theories can encompass the real as well as the imagined is echoed by another expert in the field, Dr. Joseph E. Uscinski, coauthor of the book, American Conspiracy Theories. Watergate and Iran-Contra are conspiracies, says Dr. Uscinski, an associate professor of political science at the University of Miami. Sometimes conspiracy theories actually unearth information we wouldnt have had otherwise. Still, it is not a stretch to conclude that the bulk of todays conspiracy theories involve wildly exaggerated claims that routinely are manufactured by linking actual events to a highly speculative hypothesis. Once this is done, the conspiracy theory can be set loose on the Internet, where it will find a receptive, if limited, audience that is eager to confirm its own worst fears and prejudices. This is not to say that everyone who espouses a conspiracy theory is a pajama-clad blogger who operates out of the basement in his parents home. Some are learned skeptics asking legitimate questions about puzzling events. Undoubtedly, though, the Internet affords almost anyone be he erudite, demented or somewhere in between the opportunity to spew gibberish. And that seems to be the case of a recent conspiracy theory rooted, at least in part, on the east and west coasts of South Florida. This particular nugget of web-generated lunacy posits that a cabal (possibly composed of and funded by large pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) is hunting down practitioners of alternative medicine and killing them. At this conspiracys core are the unrelated deaths of five health professionals. Four of the deaths have connections to Florida. On June 19, a homeopathic physician who had practiced in Melbourne, Fla., before moving to Georgia, was found dead in what was ruled to be a suicide. Two days later, two chiropractors died unexpectedly and in a similar fashion in Boca Raton and Jacksonville, and then on June 29, a holistic physician was found brutally murdered in her home in Bonita Springs. As conspiracy theories go, this is hardly in the same league as the Roswell incident or the 9/11 coverup, but it has gained some traction, and it does provide a neat if not wholly explicable look at how this sort of stuff begins. In the matter of the alternative doctors, disparate and unrelated cases have been tied together with the thinnest of strings and presented as evidence of a vast plot whose aim is to silence those who criticize mandatory vaccinations and advocate for nontraditional medical practices. Those circulating this rumor/conspiracy contend that these practices threaten the very core of the medical establishment, which now seeks to annihilate its crusading enemies and mislead the public. According to Dr. Dentith, a dubious proposition such as this can make for a very good conspiracy theory. On one hand, a good conspiracy theory is a story of everything you know is wrong, he says. So, the medical community is lying to you about the real reason for vaccinating your children. These stories endure because they often hint at real fears people have. A key piece of this bizarre and convoluted theory about a plot to kill medical practitioners is the case of Dr. Teresa Sievers, a 46-yearold physician who was found murdered in her Bonita Springs home on June 29. The case remains unsolved, and authorities are revealing precious little about their investigation. This absence of a definitive explanation for this savage crime leaves the field wide open for speculation no matter how irrational or irresponsible it may be. Mystery, fear and sensationalism are crucial to a conspiracy theory, and Dr. Sievers horrific murder possesses all of those elements. In spades. IF INVESTIGATORS KNOW WHO KILLEDDR. Sievers and for what reason, they are keeping that information to themselves. Her body was discovered when co-workers became concerned when she failed to show up at her clinic. Those who knew Dr. Sievers well described her as a caring and dedicated physician who had a keen interest in holistic and nutritional medicine, anti-aging procedures and acupuncture. Dr. Sievers, her husband and their two children had been visiting relatives in Connecticut. On the night of June 28, Dr. Sievers flew home alone so she could be at work the next morning. Her family planned to return to Florida later in the week. When her flight landed, she telephoned her husband to report her safe arrival. That was, apparently, the last contact she had with her loved ones. There have been reports that at least one neighbor heard screams coming from Dr. Sievers home early in the morning on June 29. There has been another TV report that Dr. Sievers was beaten with a hammer. Neither report has been confirmed by police. The Lee County Sheriffs Office has been parsimonious with information regarding the investigation. But Sheriff Mike Scotts early comments on the case proved to be as provocative as they were cryptic and enigmatic. Specifically, the sheriff said the attack did not appear to be random or arbitrary. He further described the crime as a complicated set of circumstances with many intricacies. Sheriff Scott also raised eyebrows when he said that when all is known and disclosed books and movies will be written about the case. (Tony Schall, spokesman for the LCSO, says there are no new details to disclose.) Sheriff Scotts comments certainly did not point followers of the case in any one direction. But they were ambiguous enough to provide an opening for conspiracy theorists. These theorists led by an Internet maven who identifies herself simply as Erin Elizabeth have taken the murder of Dr. Sievers and linked it to the deaths of other alternative practitioners. In the eyes of Erin Elizabeth and others who adhere to this particular conspiracy theory, actual, verifiable connections in these cases are unnecessary. The practitioners did not know each other. They did not share cases or patients. There is no evidence that they were in contact with one another. And only one of them the doctor whose death was ruled a suicide had any unpleasantness as of late with the FDA. Mr. Schall, the LCSO spokesman, was asked about a possible connection between Dr. Sievers murder and a medical conspiracy. A lot of people have called and asked that exact question, he says. We havent seen any evidence (that would support or bolster the conspiracy theory). No evidence at all? None, he says. ON JUNE 21, DR. BRUCEHEDENDAL, a 67-year-old chiropractor who practiced in Boca Raton, was found dead in his automobile. Dr. Hedendal, conspiracy theorists like to point out, was a robust athlete who was extremely active for his age. In fact, they note, he had participated in the discus throw at the Sunshine State Games shortly before he was discovered dead. But they either ignore or play down the fact that Dr. Hedendal had appeared ill at the track meet and had gone to his car to recuperate. Authorities found no sign of foul play. In Jacksonville, on the same day, Dr. Baron Holt, a 33-year-old chiropractor from North Carolina, died unexpectedly. Dr. Holt was also said to be vigorous and athletic, but his family told a North CONSPIRACIESFrom page 1 e d n t s t of e t a d d g ts e s e e u r ce iDr. Teresa Sieversfound dead 6.28.2015 Dr. Jeff Bradstreetfound dead 6.19.2015 Dr. Bruce Hedendalfound dead 6.21.2015 Sometimes conspiracy theories actually unearth information we wouldnt have had otherwise. Dr. Joseph E. Uscinski, coauthor of the book American Conspiracy Theories
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 NEWS A9 Carolina newspaper that he had been struggling with health issues, which were not described further. As with Dr. Hedendal, no foul play was suspected and autopsy results are awaited. Two days before Drs. Hedendal and Holt died, Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreets body was found in the Broad River near Chimney Rock, N.C. Dr. Bradstreet had Florida roots. He had obtained a medical degree from the University of South Florida and had practiced in Melbourne before relocating to Buford, Ga. Dr. Bradstreet, 61, died from a gunshot wound to the chest, and a weapon was found in the water near his body. The death scene was near a lake that Dr. Bradstreet and his wife often visited on vacations. Authorities declared it a suicide. Almost immediately, though, conspiracy theorists took issue with that finding. Of all the practitioners who died, Dr. Bradstreet was, by far, the most widely known and most controversial. And it was his notoriety that seems to have fueled the conspiracy theory. To thousands of supporters, he was a savior; a physician who claimed that vaccinations caused autism and promoted radical procedures to treat those afflicted, including his own son, The Washington Post wrote shortly after his death. To many others, however, he was a crackpot; a man who, despite his medical license, ignored science and championed dangerous, discredited and occasionally deadly treatments. Dr. Bradstreet, the Post noted, had been a leading voice in the anti-vaccine, or anti-vaxxer, movement for nearly two decades. He also was the subject of apparent investigations by federal and state authorities shortly before his death. Multiple law enforcement officials said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration searched Bradstreet Wellness Center last week, the Gwinnett Daily Postin Georgia reported June 26, a week after Dr. Bradstreets body was found. In that same article, the Daily Post said that some of Bradstreets supporters were speculating that his death wasnt a suicide, but a conspiracy. This conspiracy angle began to gain traction principally through the efforts of a self-described health nut who goes by the name Erin Elizabeth and who maintains a full-throated presence on her website, Health Nut News. Erin Elizabeth, according to postings, operates out of Ormond Beach. (Erin Elizabeth did not respond to Florida Weeklys requests for an interview.) Online, Erin Elizabeth says she has a passion for the healing arts... (and) is an author, public speaker and advocate for healthy living. She further claims to have overcome (vaccination) injuries, Lyme disease, a significant weight gain and more. Her Facebook page lists almost 5,000 friends and almost 8,000 followers. On Facebook she also reveals that she is in a relationship with Dr. Joseph Mercola. Dr. Mercola is an osteopathic physician and a controversial figure in his own right. He is wildly popular in the alternative medicine realm. Dr. Mercola is an icon of the anti-vaccination movement and has been criticized by the FDA for his marketing practices. Erin Elizabeth has continually linked the doctors deaths to the possibility of a wide-ranging conspiracy. She is careful, though, to leave some wiggle room in her arguments. I dont claim to have all the answers, she writes, but I dont think anyone does. Yet. The assertions of Erin Elizabeth and others caught the attention of Snopes. com, the website that routinely debunks conspiracy theories, urban legends and widely circulated Internet rumors. While Erin Elizabeth took credit for breaking this rumor, it was concurrently or subsequently spread on a range of disreputable alternative medicine sites, Kim LaCapria, the writer and researcher who looked into the doctors conspiracy for Snopes, informs Florida Weekly. We get hundreds of emails every day, but none have mentioned Health Nut News until these rumors appeared. Ms. LaCapria exhaustively investigated the allegations of a conspiracy and, not surprisingly, could find nothing to support such a conclusion. Asked to assign the conspiracy theory a score on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 signifying absolute truth and 10 representing a total falsehood), Ms. LaCapria says she is inclined to say a 10. The underpinning of the doctors theory is rather straightforward, she explains. Is the government or big pharma deliberately murdering doctors for unknown but sinister reasons? she says. Not only do I think its a level10 untruth, Im not convinced some of the people spreading it truly suspect theyve genuinely uncovered a vast conspiracy. If taken as plausible or true, the allegation is actually a pretty terrifying one, but no one spreading it seems too worried about the purported cabals reach. Ms. LaCapria also points out a consequence of such a conspiracy theory that might go unnoticed by the public at large: The pain that such rumor and innuendo might bring to grieving families. Theres also the matter of these doctors deaths being recent (and indeed, some were quite young or died tragically), she writes in an email to Florida Weekly. It might be distressing for their loved ones to endure the spread of frightening rumors like this in their time of (very recent and unexpected) grief. IN AN OBLIQUE WAY, THE DOCTORS DEATHS highlight how so-called fringe issues (e.g., the wisdom of mandatory vaccinations) and conspiracy theories can be pulled into the mainstream. The vaccination question has proved to be a stumbling block for some presidential candidates especially on the Republican side. Today, the debate about whether or not to vaccinate is just not a burning political issue among the Democratic Partys grass roots that it is for Republicans, Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio, wrote earlier this year, adding that the vaccine question makes it hard for GOP candidates to reach out to the conservative base of their party and appeal to the mainstream at the same time. Two recent controversies, both in Texas and both involving high-ranking Republican politicians, shed light on how bizarre conspiracy theories can not only gain widespread attention but also shape and inform public policy. Although the Texas stories involve Republicans, conspiracy theorists are not restricted to any one political party or political philosophy, experts say. There is absolutely no difference between the left and the right on conspiracy theories, says Dr. Uscinski, the University of Miami political scientist. I think people from all over the map, politically speaking, end up believing in different kinds of conspiracy theories, adds Dr. Dentith, the academic from New Zealand. Last month in Texas, a bill was proposed and passed that would allow hospitals to hold for four hours patients who appeared to be a danger to themselves or others. The bills intent was to allow psychiatric professionals to evaluate obviously deranged individuals before they were allowed back on the streets. Proponents of the bill hoped it might be at least one step in preventing incidents such as mass shootings by mentally ill individuals. Senate Bill 359, as it was styled, enjoyed rare bipartisan support. It breezed through the Texas House and Senate. It was endorsed by the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians and the Texas Medical Association. But despite all that, Gov. Gregg Abbott vetoed the measure. Why would he do such a thing? Well, Gov. Abbott decided to side with a group known as the Citizens Commission on Human Rights an outfit founded by the Church of Scientology which had lobbied long and hard against the bill. The commission, as does the Church of Scientology itself, believes that psychiatry is junk science and little more than a means by which big pharmaceutical companies can drug the public into submission. The outrage over the veto was immediate. The Dallas Morning News published a stinging editorial headlined, Abbott sided with conspiracy theorists to kill mental health bill. In his veto proclamation, Gov. Abbott wrote that only law enforcement officers, and not private parties, should have the right to detain someone, the newspaper wrote. In this case, the private parties are doctors with training and experience to know when someone could be a danger to himself or the community. Furthermore, the newspaper said the governor sided with fear mongering by killing a bill that would have helped doctors, law enforcement and the mentally ill. This was not the first time that Gov. Abbott had hopped aboard the conspiracy train. Early this year, he stoked the paranoia that gripped Texas after it was announced that military training exercises (named Operation Jade Helm by the Pentagon) would be held there. Plans for a 17-city Army Special Operations exercise in Texas stirred some ultra-right-wing fears of a government takeover of the Lone Star State, the Houston Chronicle wrote in March. Alex Jones, a Texas-based right-wing radio loon who has been warning of a federal takeover of Texas for years, seemed to get things rolling on Jade Helm. Weve got huge news, ladies and gentleman, Mr. Jones reported on one broadcast. Theyre having Delta Force, Navy SEALS with the Army basically trained to take over. According to Mr. Jones, federal authorities had deemed Texas to be a hostile site. Why the federal government would want to invade and take control of an entity that was already a part of the United States was a question that went unanswered. By June, a survey conducted by the Texas Tribune revealed that an astonishing 44 percent of those polled believed that the military was about to impose martial law on Texas. Gov. Abbott further inflamed the situation by instructing the Texas State Guard (a state force that is separate from the National Guard) to monitor the Jade Helm exercises. During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed, the governor wrote in his formal instructions to the commander of the Texas State Guard. Even Chuck Norris, the ineffable action figure who calls Texas home, weighed in on the looming threat. Its neither over-reactionary nor conspiratorial to call into question or ask for transparency about Jade Helm, Mr. Norris wrote on a website. To those who merely think we should check our brains at the door of the White House and trust what government does, I would reiterate to you the words of one of our governments primary founders, Benjamin Franklin, who said, Distrust and caution are the parents of security. In Washington, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) likewise announced that he, too, would be keeping an eye out for any indications that his state was about to be placed under federal military rule. Like the governor and Mr. Norris, he promised to stand firm on the matter. This would all be merely comical if not for the fact that some of the crazies who subscribe to theories such as Jade Helm regard them with a deadly seriousness. Not long ago, the FBI uncovered a plot by three North Carolina men that was aimed at murdering federal troops after luring them into an ambush in South Carolina. The motive behind the thwarted attack? Revenge for Jade Helm. These arrests are a sobering reminder that conspiracy theories as with most things in life can have consequences. Conspiracy theories once in a while lead to violence, Dr. Uscinski says. It can come from a lone wolf or a group. You never know. Dr. Baron Holtfound dead 6.21.2015ABBOTT No matter what you believe about the how and why of the (9/11 attacks) on New York and Washington, D.C., its a conspiracy theory ... For example, if you accept the official theory, thats a theory about a bunch of plotters who acted in secret to commit a terrorist attack. That is a theory about a conspiracy. It just happens to be one that is well-accepted. Dr. Matthew R.X. Dentith, a philosopher who lives in New Zealand and has written a book titled The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories
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(Andersons usual fee to speak with deceased pets is $75 for 15 minutes, but she did not disclose whether she had a client for Cecils tab.)Chutzpah In May, three Santa Ana, Calif., police officers who had just raided the unlicensed Sky High Holistic medical marijuana dispensary were caught on the facilitys surveillance video eating supposedly seized cannabis-infused chocolate bars, and an internal affairs investigation was opened. However, in August, the Orange County Register reported that the cops went to court to have the video suppressed. Their familiar legal argument is that the video violates their right to privacy in that they had purposely disabled the cameras before they began munching the contraband and thus had the requisite expectation of privacy that triggers the right. (Possibly, they had missed a camera.) The mother of three children in Grandview, Mo., suspected that Dameion McBride, 22, had sexually molested his two daughters (ages 4 and 8) and son (age 3), but Mr. McBride indignantly denied it, claiming that he is a child-abuse survivor himself, and booked himself on the national Steve Wilkos TV show in May to take a lie detector test to clear his name. However, he failed the test as to each child and was subsequently arrested. (The Associated Press reported that Mr. McBride insisted on a police lie detector test and failed that, too.)The continuing crisisOn Aug. 1, one of the worlds weirdest border disputes came to an end, as India and Bangladesh exchanged more than 160 enclaves sovereign territory completely surrounded by the other countrys sovereign territory (in principle, making travel out of the enclaves impossible unless the enclave had an embassy or another office that issues visas). 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The July hearing was dominated by a discussion of the proper way to play musical chairs because the instructor had ordered three students to contest one chair with Ms. Earnest asserting that everyone knows it would be two chairs for three people. News that sounds like a joke Green-fingered residents can show off their hard work each year at the Quedgeley Show in Gloucestershire, England, entering arrangements of colorful, plump garden-grown vegetables. However, attendance has been off in recent years, reported the Western Daily Press, leaving the shows future in doubt until organizers announced that this year, to increase the number of entries, supermarket-bought vegetables could be submitted. Number Two, Turn to the Right and Growl: Magistrates in Ceredigion, Wales, fined Edward Davies the equivalent of about $1,130 in June, finding that it was his dog that bit a teenage girl last October, sending her to a hospital with swelling and bruising. 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Burmese pythons continue to be a significant issue in the Everglades, FWC Commissioner Ron Bergeron says. We hope these efforts will increase sightings and the removal of pythons over the long term in this valuable ecosystem. In 2013, more than 1,500 hunters registered for the month-long competition and captured 68 snakes. Brian Barrows bagged six snakes to take home first-place honors and $1,500 in the general competition. In the permit holders competition, Ruben Ramirez snagged the top spot and $1,500 for capturing 18 snakes. Mr. Ramirez is a lifelong reptile collector who does not kill his captures, but works with the University of Florida, FWC and the South Florida Water Management District to monitor the snakes. During the past 30 years, he has honed his herping skills to detect the sneaky species, and other reptiles, and turn them over. Every python I catch, the adrenaline is like the first time, he says. Today, I can go into my backyard and tell you the Burms arent moving. Years of practice and study enabled Mr. Ramirez to capture his winning total of Burms three years ago. While he plans to participate in the 2016 challenge, he doesnt necessarily have his sights set on recapturing first place. I want to participate in the aspect of guiding and helping others more, he says. All participants must complete an online education course to learn how to identify and humanely capture the snakes, Lisa Thompson of the FWC says. The agency also plans to conduct in-person training around the region in the coming months in hopes that more planning and education will improve the competition. During the first python challenge, I saw a lot of native snakes killed that looked similar to pythons, Mr. Ramirez says, adding most hunters didnt know the difference between a python and a corn snake. For the upcoming challenge, he adds, I think people realize they need to come more prepared. Theyve had a lot of time to do more research and learn a little more. FWC will post rules, geographical boundaries, prize information and more for the 2016 Python Challenge on the website pythonchallenge.org in the coming months. In the past, only live captures have been allowed and were submitted to the agency to be humanely euthanized. In the upcoming challenge, live captures will only be required in certain areas, Ms. Thompson says. The agency is still finalizing details about competition rules. Burmese python sightings in Florida go back to the 1980s, and wildlife experts agree that the states population of the invasive species most likely began as escaped pets. There is speculation the problem was compounded during Hurricane Andrew, when breeding facilities near Homestead were severely damaged, likely resulting in escaped snakes finding refuge in an ecosystem that strongly suits their cold-blooded aquatic bodies. As far as the Burmese python, I think its pretty much a reality, sorry to say, says Art Roybal, senior fish and wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Theyre going to be part of the natural landscape. Officials do not have an estimate of how large Floridas population of Burmese pythons is, mostly because the snake has proven too slippery to pin down. Most low estimates start at 10,000 snakes. Due to an exceedingly low rate of detection, population numbers remain elusive, FWCs Ms. Thompson says. Though capture rates are often used as a proxy for gauging population trends, there is no statistical correlation between captures and population. PYTHONSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTORuben Ramirez, who won the 2013 Python Challenge for permit holders by bagging 18 snakes, has been capturing reptiles since he was 12. He now puts those skills to use by removing invasive species from the wild and relinquishing them to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or the University of Florida. Every python I catch, the adrenaline is like the first time... Today, I can go into my backyard and tell you the Burms arent moving. Ruben Ramirez, who snagged the top spot and $1,500 in 2013 for capturing 18 snakes
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ROSE DE PARIS & PROVENCE End of the Summer Sales! THE LAVENDER50% Off! WHISPERS OF NAPLES% Off the Entire Store! Sidewalk Sale with $10 & $20 Tables & $20 Clothing Rack! WILDFLOWERClearance Savings of More Than 70% Off with Items Marked Down to $30, $50 & $100! FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 410 A.M. TO 6 P.M. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 510 A.M. TO 6 P.M. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 612 P.M. TO 6 P.M. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 710 A.M. TO 6 P.M. Greater Naples Delta Gamma alumnae meet for Girls Night Out from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Bio Tuscan Grille in Waterside Shops. September gatherings are as follows: Coffee klatsch from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, at DeRomos in the Promenade at Bonita Bay; bus trip to Sarasota for a tour of Southwest Guide Dogs and lunch at the Columbia from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18; and GNO from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Dock at Crayton Cove. RSVP to any of the above by calling Andrea Pandaza at 992-2119 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All Delta Gamma sisters are welcome. The Naples Digital Photo Club begins a series of lectures/workshops with noted photography experts from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 29, at Florida SouthWestern State CollegeCollier. For the opening program, Mike Corrado, of Nikon Professional Services will discuss Impact, Energy and Emotion as the key ingredients for a successful image. Attendance is free for club members and $30 for others (which includes membership and free admission to future workshops). Through September, club members are exhibiting 50 images with a water theme at Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs. Most images are for sale, with 40 percent of the proceeds designated to help fund activities at the venue. For more information, call Sonny Saunders at 777-0053 or visit dpi-sig.org. The Gulf Breeze Button Club, whose members collect and study antique clothing buttons, meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. The next meeting is Sept. 1. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 10670-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Sept. 2. Members also serve a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. Admission for $5 includes pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage and orange juice. All proceeds benefit the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The next breakfast is Sept. 13. EAA The Naples EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit eaa1067.com. The Naples Orchid Society invites all orchid aficionados to its next meeting and workshop Thursday, Sept. 3, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a session with the Orchid Doctor and club member Bill Overton; bring in an orchid for diagnosis or culture recommendations. Judging for the plant competition will be at 7 p.m., and the program starts at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker Segundo Cuesta of Quest Orchids in Miami will discuss pollinating orchids. Members can bring a plant if they want to self it or two plants of the same genus if they would like to make a cross. A selection of orchids will be for sale. Attendance is free. For more information, visit naplesorchidsociety.org. The Naples Christian Womens Connection invites area women to a luncheon and fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Quail Creek Country Club. St. Johns Thrift Shop will introduce models wearing an array of fashions from the shop. Inspirational speaker Tamra Nashman Richardt will present Just a Bump in the Road, and musical guest will be singer-guitarist Jeff Leigh. Cost is $28. Call 514-2207 or email email@example.com for reservations. Naples Writers Forum offers free weekly workshops for writers of all levels from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting Sept. 5 at St. John The Redeemer Church, 625 111th Ave. N. (in the Claussen Family Center, which is the third building on the campus). Attendees should bring 10 copies of one page of fiction, non-fiction, memoir or poetry for critique. For more information, call Gary Melhart at 949-3621 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 SatCLUB NOTES
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To schedule a personal appointment, call (239) 206-2646. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 NEWS A17 urdays of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Sept. 5 and 19. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email email@example.com. The Northwestern University Club of Greater Naples welcomes alumni, parents and friends to kick off the football season when Northwestern hosts Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 5, beginning at noon at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grille at the corner of Vanderbilt Beach and Airport-Pulling roads. For more information, email NUNaples@hotmail.com. The Naples Italian American Foundation invites members and guests to a Labor Day social and barbecue dinner on Monday afternoon, Sept. 7, at club headquarters, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. Bocce (weather permitting), bridge, mah jongg and poker will be played, and pulled pork and all the trimmings will be served. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for members, $18 for others. There will be a cash bar. Reservations are required by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Call 597-5210. Alumnae of Gamma Phi Beta in the Naples area meet for lunch and conversation on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting is Sept. 14. For more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 5948420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road.. The next meeting is Sept. 10. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae are invited to join the Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs chapter for monthly luncheons, speakers, socials and other events. The next event is a luncheon starting at noon Monday, Sept. 14, at M Waterfront Grill in the Village on Venetian Bay. RSVP is required by Sept. 10 and can be made by calling Betsy Penzo at 404-3075 or emailing email@example.com. For more information, contact Linda Shafer, chapter president, by calling (402) 770-3737 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Pi Beta Phi alumnae in Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island are invited to socialize from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Baleen Restaurant at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort in North Naples. For reservations or more information, call Barbara Craig at 908-7301 or email email@example.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 2984083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com. Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at Interstate-75. The next meetings are Sept. 8 and 22. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. The Naples Civitan Club meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road and on the fourth Wednesday of the month at varying locations. The next meetings are Sept. 9 and 23. For more information, call 774-2623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.The Marco Island Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meetings are Sept. 8 and 22. For locations, call Anthony DeLucia at 285-6785 or email email@example.com. The international service club focuses on assisting people with developmental disabilities and finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets on the third Thursday of every month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. In addition to a guest speaker, members are invited to bring orchids from their collections for judging, and an orchid raffle is help. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is Sept. 17. Admission is free for all, and guests are always welcome.The alliance welcomes donations of out-of-bloom or unwanted orchids, which members use for educational purposes. Free pick up is available and can be arranged by calling 498-9741. For more information about the alliance, visit gulfcoastorchidalliance.com. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. The next meeting is Sept. 17. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit pflagnaples.org. The Solo Women Travel Group meets at 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Naples. All are welcome to share their travel experiences and travel wish list. The next meeting is Sept. 19. For more information, call Barb Garrett at (305) 664-9202. The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the VFW Post 7721, 800 Neffs Way in Naples. The next meeting is Sept. 21. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is Jack Hogan of Naples. For more information, visit ussvi.org/base/naples.asp. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. CLUB NOTES
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 Robert Tomsick, MD, FAADFellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon & Board Certied DermatologistNOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSBringing over 35 years of Mohs surgery and dermatology experience to Naples & Marco IslandSame Week Appointments Available 1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.comExploring the benefits of a difficult childhood BY DON ST. JOHN, PH.D.Special to Florida WeeklyMost of us have had our share of challenges and sorrows. Maybe you didnt receive unconditional love from both your parents throughout the formative years of your childhood. Or maybe you didnt grow up in a home in which your parents showered each other or your siblings and you with affection. Perhaps you didnt grow up in a home in which your parents helped you to understand, clarify and express your feelings in a clear and strong way without aggression. Maybe it wasnt easy for your parents to be firm, authoritative and loving. Though your childhood may have been less than perfect, what you may not realize is that having a difficult childhood can have benefits and opportunities. Here are some examples of what can bloom from a seemingly desolate upbringing: You become an adventurer. You may begin walking a path that eventually will bring you experiential riches that you could not have begun to imagine at the outset. At first you may just want to feel better. Then you realize there is so much more than just reducing your anxiety or depression. There is the exciting adventure of becoming who you were truly meant to be. There is no greater adventure than the one of becoming whole of becoming you. You want more than what the culture offers. You are less likely to be satisfied with what the culture has to offer you. All the important indexes measured by our culture are financial. Theres the gross domestic product, the Dow Jones, employment statistics, but there are no wellbeing indexes. There are no indexes to measure personal, spiritual development or relationship satisfaction. If all was just fine at home, you might never challenge the dominant cultural values passed on to you by your family. But if your childhood wasnt all so peachy, it can be easier to find the courage to begin your own journey and become your own person. Settling for normal isnt an option. You may be more likely to challenge the concept of what is normal and look for what is possible. In our cultural paradigm, if you dont have symptoms, youre normal. That assumption is applied both to our physical body and to our emotional wellbeing. When you begin to question this assumption, you realize that normal is the last thing you want to be. What you want is to thrive. You want to remain vital throughout your lifespan. You want your marriage to stay juicy for decades, not just for the honeymoon. Most normal people, for example, believe their erotic potential diminishes with age. In one sense, it obviously does. But in a fuller sense of the word erotic, it doesnt have to. The information and the resources to do so are available, and those who have begun the journey are much more likely to find and utilize them. Compassion comes more easily. Once you begin the process of healing, you will have more texture, depth and empathy than those who say they had a good childhood. However you have healed a wound, there will be empathy for others with similar issues. Those who deny their own pain and their own wounds often have little compassion for the obvious suffering of others. If they dont see it in themselves, they cant bear it in others. But simply stated, those who have embarked on the path of healing are more compassionate. You treasure what is truly important. Treasuring what is important is the genuine, heartfelt connection to life and those we love. It is to engage in the world whole-heartedly and to leave the world just a little better than how we found it. It is to realize that love-connections, those moments when two people truly meet, are precious and nourishing. They are not luxuries; they are essential life nutrients. Even if youve had a difficult childhood that you wouldnt want to relive, you can become an alchemist. You can turn cheap metal into gold. All the raw materials are there, waiting for you to begin. Don St. John, Ph.D., is the author of Healing the Wounds of Childhood. To learn more, visit healingthewoundsofchildhood.com. Adonis Autism sponsors fourth annual conferenceThe fourth annual Creating a Future for Adults with Autism conference presented by Adonis Autism is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave. N. in North Naples. This years programs will focus on options for improving health, increasing independence and entrepreneurship. Keynote speaker Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology will discuss digestive problems and related issues so common in the autistic population and their relation to GMO foods. Other speakers will include Dr. Shane Walker of Thrive Chiropractic of Naples, who will discuss autism and the brain/body connection, and Nelson Santiago of Picasso Einstein, who will present innovative strategies for enabling persons with disabilities to achieve greater autonomy and independence. In addition, the University of South Florida Center for Autism and Related Disorders will present a workshop about preparing for post-secondary education. Conference registration is $25. To sign up or for more information, visit adonisautism.org. Stroke takes toll on health of caregiver spouses Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that can continue for years, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Swedish researchers evaluated 248 stroke survivors younger than age 70 (average age, mid-60s) and their spouses at stroke onset and compared the results with 245 non-stroke controls for seven years after the stroke event. At the seven-year follow-up, 16.5 percent of survivors had suffered a recurrent stroke. Spouses of survivors reported lower scores in several mental and physical areas more health issues affecting their lives, less vitality and reduced social function not HEALTHY LIVING SEE STOKE, A21
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It is known that spouses of older stroke patients experience health-related physical and mental issues, and that the degree of their problems is associated with the severity of the stroke, but ours is the first long-term study of seven years follow-up to explore this in a younger group of people, says study author Josefine Persson, a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Our results also highlight the impact on the spouses mental health due to demanding changes in the life situations of these families, not only during the first years after stroke onset but also in the long term. Juggling work and caregiving is different among younger and older caregivers, researchers say. Caring for a spouse after a stroke can be demanding and can reduce a husband or wifes time spent at their occupation, which also can be a burden for many younger families, and the underlying problems can continue several years, Ms. Persson said. The findings also have implications for health-care policymakers and call attention to the need for greater social support for these individuals, she says. Researchers surveyed spouses using questionnaires to measure their health status and calculate their quality of life. Age, children, education and work status were also included in the review. They made subjective reports of mental health, vitality, social functioning and emotional status of spouses by phone questionnaires or face-to-face evaluation. The stroke survivors underwent standardized tests to assess the severity of their stroke, degree of disability and dependence on caregivers, body pain, daily living activities, depression and anxiety. STROKEFrom page 20Quest for Blue Zone designation is good for entire communityOur community is embarking on a journey to improve the wellness of every resident, and NCH is leading by example. The journey is called the Blue Zones Project, and NCH leadership is vital for its success. The project is about one thing: creating a healthier environment for all of us. As Deb Millsap, executive director for the local effort, is fond of saying, this is a we initiative, meaning that every sector of our community must play a role. We will start with education about the various healthy-living choices we can make and the science behind them. We will share best practices and encourage each others well-being. At NCH, weve got a head start. More than 87 percent of our 5,800 colleagues and their family members have been on this road to wellness for six years. The journey started in 2009, when three of our nurses were belatedly diagnosed with breast cancer because, like too many caregivers, they did not prioritize their own mammograms. This was a wake-up call to all of us. We began by securing a better insurance plan and by agreeing to participate in age-and gender-appropriate diagnostic testing, following the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Early results were shocking. The number of colleagues with occult cancers (breast, colon and prostate), high blood pressure and early diabetes was nothing short of alarming. Most of the tests were easy blood tests, height, weight, waist and hip circumferences, mammograms, etc. The one uncomfortable test was colonoscopy at age 50 and every 10 years thereafter. No one was forced to participate, but those who signed on also had to commit to avoiding the use tobacco products. Over time, the progress we have made improving the health of our colleagues has been heartening. Three years ago we stopped hiring smokers and mounted a campaign to encourage our smokers to quit. We shared the data that nonsmokers live, on average, 10 years longer than smokers; if you had grandchildren, this would typically be the decade you could attend their weddings in person, rather than as a memory. On a personal level, that kind of emotional connection helped motivate individuals to stop smoking. Again, no one was let go if they couldnt quit, but the campaign had a huge impact. NCHs health-care costs have dropped an average of 7.8 percent per year over the past five years for our 5,800 people insured. But we are nowhere near finished. We still can and should do better, and we constantly encourage our colleagues to help themselves by creating a culture where the healthy choice is the easier choice. This is the Blue Zones Project journey that we are leading in Southwest Florida, using our health-care resources for prevention more than repair, just as others have done in 27 communities across the country. Well begin the formal effort this fall, offering our NCH colleagues and anyone in the community educational briefings and opportunities to take the free and confidential Vitality Compass assessment to see how we can add years to our lives. There is nothing mystical about the Blue Zones Project. Its designed to help everyone ourselves, our families and our neighbors live longer, happier and healthier lives. And thats a goal on which everyone can agree. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. allenWEISSallen.email@example.com
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PUBLISHING ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT COLLIER COUNTYSPECIAL ISSUE TO FLORIDA WEEKLY LOOK FOR IT ON NEWSTANDS, ONLINE AND MOBILE DEVICES! 2016 COLLIER COUNTY FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com AUGUST 2015 D23 Even as we grow in sales volume, we still make improvements every day WHO AM I?FULL NAME: Steven Lush TITLE & COMPANY: President, Robb & Stucky YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 4 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 4 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Furniture Retail & Interior Design EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, Business. University of Vermont HOMETOWN: Galeton, PASteven Lush, President, Robb & StuckyHow did you first get into business? I was born into the business. My great-grandfather opened a furniture store in Pennsylvania in 1893, and I was the fourth generation to work in the business. During summer breaks I worked in the warehouse and on the delivery truck. After college I started on the sales floor, and eventually moved into store management. Over the years Ive probably worked in every possible position in the furniture industry.What are some recent trends youve seen in your industry? From a style standpoint, weve seen a move toward more transitional and contemporary designs. Neutral colors, organic materials, and simpler forms are dominant. From a supply standpoint, weve seen an increase in demand for domestically made products, particularly in the high-end segment. Labor rates overseas have increased, and certain American manufacturers have invested capital to make their plants more efficient; the result is a smaller difference in pricing between foreign and domestic goods. And our American manufacturing partners can do certain things that no one else can like offer custom designs and finishes. That enables our clients to get the perfect item that completes their dcor. What lessons did you learn from the Great Recession? Business was absolutely booming during the peak of the housing bubble, and many of us expected that the unprecedented growth would last forever. I believe most businesses are more conservative now. We watch expenses very carefully and run a very efficient operation. Even though we are growing rapidly, we are managing our balance sheet very carefully so the growth is sustainable. Whats your vision for the future of your business? Well keep expanding into other markets in Florida that fit our business model: Affluent, second-home and retirement communities. And we strive every day to improve every aspect of our business to provide the ultimate buying experience for our clients. What new products or services will you introduce next year? We will be opening new stores in Coral Gables and Boca. In addition, well be searching for additional locations on Floridas east coast. What are some of the challenges you face this year? Were experiencing rapid growth, both from sales in existing stores as well as new locations, and if not managed properly it can stress an organization and create issues. We are fortunate to have extremely talented and dedicated people at Robb & Stucky, and theyre meeting this challenge head-on. Even as we grow in sales volume, we still make improvements every day in our business. Our clients have always given us extremely high ratings for their experience, and it keeps getting better and better as we grow. Thats the one thing were most proud of.How do you expect the local economy to grow? One of the primary drivers for our business is new-home construction, and we are seeing the beginning stages of what we feel will be a strong growth period of at least three to four years. The difference between this market and the one from the mid-2000s is this growth seems much more sustainable. Slower growth perhaps than the last boom, but certainly more sustainable. What do you look for when recruiting new talent? First is passion and enthusiasm. We love bright, positive, talented and energetic people that enjoy helping to make their clients homes beautiful. Regardless of the position were recruiting for, if the candidate has a passion for their job and for the client, they will be a good fit with our organization. What do you enjoy most about the job? Without a doubt the most satisfying part of the job is seeing the end result of what we do. I love seeing a beautiful and comfortable home and hearing how much our clients love everything. FORT MYERS SHOWROOM:13170 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Phone: (239) 415-2800NAPLES SHOWROOM:355 9th Street South, Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 732-2400 Store Hours: Mon Sat: 10am 6pm, Sun: Noon 5pm ROBBSTUCKY.COM NAPLES FORT MYERS SARASOTA CORAL GABLES Opening Late 2015! BOCA RATON Opening 2016! D6 AUGUST 2015 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY The American higher education system is still the jewel of the world WHO AM I?NAME: Jeff Allbritten TITLE & COMPANY: President, Florida SouthWestern State College YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 12 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 12 EDUCATION: Doctor of Arts degree in chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University, master of science degree in mathematics from Murray State University and bachelor of science degree, also from Murray State. HOMETOWN: Abeerden, Md.Dr. Jeffery S. Allbritten, President Florida SouthWestern State CollegeHow did you first get into business? I started off like a lot of people, not knowing what I wanted to do. I actually just started watching and emulating my own professors at the university and I thought Id love to do that. It was 1988 and I had a masters degree at the time. I was applying to large universities and without a doctorate it was a very closed field. I was very lucky to land the position at Middle Tennessee State (University) where I finished my doctorate while I was teaching chemistry. I ended up staying for 11 years at that institution and then I moved into administration.What are some recent trends youve seen in your industry? People are chasing these very expensive (private higher education) programs. There have been national surveys that have looked at the return on the investment of private higher education, and its like one percent over your career. So if you were going to invest hundreds of thousand of dollars in something with a possible ROI of one percent, would you do it? You have to be the judge of that. The cost of higher education is this great public debate. (But) the cost of higher education has actually gone down. Whats gone up is the price of education. States have been offloading their (financial) responsibility onto the backs of students. Theyve backed away from their support of higher education.What lessons did you learn from the Great Recession? When youre in the depth of a recession, were in the height of our enrollment and its difficult to manage. And so what did we learn from that? Lets make sure were able to overcome say 10, 15 percent enrollment contractions and expansions and not jump off the building and say the skys falling when it occurs. You see it coming, you know its out there, its going to happen.Whats your vision for the future of your business? Its funny weve survived hundreds and hundreds of years of change and we continue to grow. In the early 1970s, I remember television was going to put us out of business. It was all going to be tapes and television, no need for buildings, we can shut these places down. Guess what, it didnt happen. In the s it was the Internet. That didnt happen. Theres always some new wave pop thing that comes in. They have a shelf life. Not to say those things arent incorporated into what we do. I see the vision for us is what other ways we can be more relevant to the students who need us, and to the industry and business economy.What new products or services will you introduce next year? We just created a multiple tier of offerings within our bachelors degree that lets people focus either on personnel or four different areas. Were not going to offer stuff there are no jobs for because were smart enough to realize there is no future in doing things just because we think its nice. Its all about data, so we do a lot of needs analysis in the community, whats needed today and whats needed two, five, 10 years out.What are some of the challenges you face this year? I think we have to do a better job of communicating our vision of who we are both to the general public, thats always true, but more important to our legislative leaders. Without FSW this community would be a very different looking place. We have to communicate the importance of what we do and the impact of our size, around 22,000, 23,000 students. Thats large, thats a lot of people. And 1,400 employees. We are a major employer; we graduate more students every year than all the other schools combined. I think the challenges are going to be how do we continue to exist when people believe that the cost of higher education is through the roof and they dont understand whats happening. What trends do you see impacting your industry in the next two to four years? We created our Center for International Education July 1 of last year and were going to increase its functions this year. The American higher education system is still the jewel of the world, its what everybody seeks. And how do we take a better role in that? Were positioned well geographically. How do we attract students here, how do we increase our impact abroad? How do we become a force in international education, both bringing students to FSW and sending our students to have an experience abroad, have our faculty work in situations abroad? How to receive grants and funding to do research with these other international organizations? How do you expect the local economy to grow? Our only hope for being a viable unit is to think regionally, is to stop being Fort Myers vs. Naples. The two largest players are those towns, agreed, but individually even Fort Myers is too small standing on its own to take on the likes of the Fort Lauderdales, the Tampas, the Orlandos. But together as a unit SWF can stand on its own. I just hope weve learned how quickly a service-driven economy suffers when you have a downturn. Business cycles always repeat themselves. Happy days are here again for a while. So how do we get smart and learn to kind of buffer ourselves? We need to identify ourselves as an area whos thinking beyond where we came from, which is a tourist destination. Nothing wrong with that but you better be more than that if you plan to survive economically.What do you look for when recruiting new talent? People smarter than I am. I can find people with degrees, with high credentials and all of that. The real hard piece is finding people who have what I call fire in the belly. Its sort of the right chemistry they mix with us, they share our vision. Integrity has to be No. 1Whats the most important business lesson youve learned? I remember the first day I ever sat in the presidents chair July 1, 2011, I was like, Oh my, this is mine. The lessons are no matter what level youre at, you have a certain sphere of influence and the minute you start believing your own press and start believing youre smarter than everybody else, you should check that and realize that youve probably got a problem. There are times when Ill push the envelope, like on things with international education and research. But while were pushing the envelope, at the same time I dont want to get so far out on the limb that it breaks. What do you enjoy most about the job?I love graduation day. A lot of my staff think Im crazy but its why we do this. It is the fundamental reason were here. I have a ball at graduation and Im the poor sap who has to shake 900 hands. But its wonderful because being able to look at their faces, and when theyre all sitting down there and theyre excited and their families are with them. To me, its like a rock concert. The energy is high. They know that their future is brighter now, theyve accomplished something. That is my favorite day. What would people be surprised to know about you?Someone asked me one time of all the things you learned in school, what really helps you day to day in your job. My fall back on it always is, two years of high school theatre. 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Regarde re recru iting for, if a ssion for their job y will be a g ood f it n m ost ab out the he most satisfy ing ng the end result seeing a beautif ul e and hearin g how e everyth ing ROOM ust started watching and emulating m o wn prof essors at the universit y and hought Id love to d o th at. It was 1 9 nd I h a d a masters d egree at t h e ti m was applying to large universi ties an w ithout a doctorate it was a very clo s i eld. I was ver y luck y to land the po s t Middle Tennes see State (Unive rsity w here I finished m y doctorate while was teaching chemistry. I ended up st n g f or 11 years at that institution and move d into a d ministration. W hat are some recent trends y ou ve seen in your i ndustry? People are ch n g these very expensive (private hig h ducation) programs. There have be e n ational surve y s that have looked at t e turn on the in vestment of priv ate h ducation, and its like one percent o v y our career. So if you were going to i n h undreds of thousand of dollars in s o h ing with a possible ROI of one per c w ould you do it? You have to be the j o f that. T he cost of hig her education is th i reat public debate. (But) the cost o f h igher education has actually gone d o W hats gone up is the price of educa t tates have been offloading their (fin ial) responsibi lity onto the ba cks of t udents. The y ve backed awa y f rom upport of higher education. W hat lessons did you learn f rom th Great Recessio n? W hen y oure in t h d epth o f a recession, were in the hei g of our enrollment and its diff icult to m anag e. And so what did we learn fr hat? Lets make sure were able to ov o me sa y 10, 15 percent enrollment c o r actions and exp ansions and not ju m off the building and say the sky s fallin w hen it occurs. You see it coming y o k now its out there, its going to happ e W hats y our vision f or the f uture of business? I ts f unn y weve survived h d reds and hundreds of years of chan g nd we continue to grow. In the early 9 70s, I rememb er tel evision was goi n o put us out of business. It was all g o o be tapes and television, no need fo b uildings, we can shut these places d G uess what, it didnt happen. In the 9 t was the Internet. That didnt ha ppe Theres always some new wave pop t h at comes in. The y have a shelf life. FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com AUGUST 2015 D15 I love the positive impact we have on peoples lives WHO AM I?NAME: Patrick M. Flaharty, M.D. TITLE AND COMPANY: Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 15 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 22 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Cosmetic surgery and Medical Spa: medical EDUCATION: BA, Kalamazoo College; MD, University of MichiganPatrick M. Flaharty M.D., Azul Cosmetic SurgeryHow did you first get into business?Around 15 years ago I was working for a large group practice and had an opportunity to split off to start my own practice. Although I had no real practical experience in running my own business, it proved to be a very good move for me and my family. Fifteen years later Im still a work in progress with respect to running my own business but Ive come to love the autonomy and control that running your own business provides. What are some recent trends youve seen in your industry?Cosmetic surgery is undergoing a technological revolution as we speak. New products and procedures are allowing us to do more and more nonsurgically than ever before. We can use non-invasive technologies to permanently eliminate fat, tighten skin, and eliminate age spots and wrinkles. There has also been huge growth in injectable treatments (neurotoxins and fillers) which can reduce lines and creases, fill in dark circles and hollows, lift cheeks and eyebrows, and plump lips all with little or no downtime. Advances in surgical techniques have made facelifts, browlifts, and eyelids surgery safer, faster and with less downtime. Cosmetic surgery has finally come of age.What lessons did you learn from the Great Recession?We learned two very important lessons from the Great Recession. One is that it helps to have a diversified offering of products and procedures. During tough economic times fewer people could afford the larger surgical procedures, but more people were interested in the less-expensive procedures like skin care, injectable fillers and office based laser treatments. Secondly, we learned to stay true to your cause and reinvest in your business. If you can use the lean times to improve your core business, you will emerge much stronger as the economy recovers.Whats your vision for the future of your business?Our mission remains to provide the best aesthetic services in a warm, caring and friendly environment. With offices in Naples, Bonita and Fort Myers, we will continue to grow by providing cutting edge solutions to all aesthetic challenges. Through continued staff training, utilization of latest technologies and procedures, and maintaining a client-centered approach where the patients needs and concerns always come first, we are very optimistic about the future.What new products or services will you introduce next year?We have a very close relationship with Trilogy Laboratories, a new skin care company in Fort Myers. They produce a custom, proprietary line of skin care products for Azul and are constantly bringing forward innovative active ingredients and products to enhance our skin care line. We also anticipate adding new non-surgical technology for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. Last we are looking at additional technologies for nonsurgical fat reduction.What are some of the challenges you face this year?There are always challenges that come with growth. We prefer slow and steady growth where we can continue to provide the highest quality of care and maintain operational efficiencies while we expand. It is also a challenge to find topnotch personnel to fill the new positions with expansion, but we wont compromise on hiring the best of the best.What trends do you see impacting your industry in the next two to four years?Technology will continue to be a driving force in cosmetic surgery. New products and procedures will continue to grow the number of treatment options available to patients looking for cosmetic solutions. The trend toward more non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures will continue, as people will demand better results with less downtime. How do you expect the local economy to grow?The long-term trend is very favorable. Our beautiful tropical weather, incredible beaches, abundant opportunities for golfers and boaters and the rapid growth of FGCU all serve to attract more people to Southwest Florida to study, work, and play. Continued growth should trickle down to all aspects of our economy.What do you look for when recruiting new talent?Training and experience are extremely important but the most important factor is personality. A positive, winning personality is essential for success. Warm and friendly people who work well with others and exhibit a can-do attitude can transform a workplace into a fun, dynamic environment where positive energy is ubiquitous. Whats the most important business lesson youve learned?It is always important to be in control of your own destiny. If you choose to be in a partnership, choose very carefully. Partnerships are easy when the going is good but can be very difficult when times are tough. What do you enjoy most about the job?I love the positive impact we have on peoples lives through the magic of cosmetic rejuvenation. When you can make someone look 10 or 20 years younger through a single procedure you can absolutely transform their life to a better place almost instantaneously. Seeing the positive impact that can have on someones self esteem, work life and social life is a thrill.What would people be surprised to know about you?People might be surprised to know that I played intercollegiate football and completed an Iron Man Competition (swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles). Ive always loved physical exercise, which is what attracted me to surgery. In my free time I still run, bike and swim and compete in local triathlons. Fort Myers | Bonita Springs (239) 415-7576 | www.azulbeauty.com B eautifu l Making Southwest Florida for 20 years! F ( Call for an appointment today! BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickIts 69 degrees and cloudy at the beach, with a humidity level of 83 percent and no breeze. You see a dog locked in a truck with the sunroof open but all the windows rolled up. Theres no sunshade blocking the windshield, and the dog doesnt appear to have water. Hes barking frantically. Several news stories recently have reported on people breaking into cars to rescue dogs locked in, only to be arrested for their good deed. In response, at least one state, Tennessee, has legalized the act, making it an extension of the states Good Samaritan law but only if the rescuer takes certain steps beforehand, such as searching for the owner and notifying law enforcement. How do you know when a dog is at risk, and what should you do? Factors to consider include whether the car is in the shade, the color of the car (dark-colored cars get hotter faster), whether windows are rolled down, if theres a breeze and the age and breed of the dog or cat, says Valerie Schomburg, animal control supervisor for the Newport Beach, California, police department. Older animals or those with heavy coats or short snouts are more susceptible to heat. Brachycephalic breeds like pugs have a hard time breathing anyway, she says. If you put an older pug in a black car with the windows rolled up, hes going to be at a disadvantage. Look to see if the owner has made an effort to protect the pet from the heat, such as parking the vehicle in the shade with all windows open, covering the windshield with a sunscreen or the cargo area with an awning and crating the dog with a full water dish and a running crate fan. If thats the situation and the dog is calm and not in distress, you likely have less cause for concern. Use common sense. If its a summer evening after sunset and dogs are in cars with windows open and the owners are standing right there, the dogs not at risk. (Yes, I have seen someone raise concerns in just that situation.) If the dog doesnt have a shady spot in the car and is panting heavily, drooling, seems disoriented or shows other signs of distress, take action. That can range from going inside a coffee shop or grocery store and having the owner paged to calling the police or animal control. Some people may be embarrassed to call law enforcement, but you want to get someone on the way who can do something, says Temma Martin of Salt Lake City, a spokeswoman for Best Friends Animal Society. If it takes them 10 minutes to get there, that 10 minutes could be as long as the pet has in the car on a hot day. Ms. Schomburg says Newport Beach officers respond to all calls. If its December and its cold and rainy, we still respond. We dont ever want to make a judgment like, Oh, I think its OK today. Be prepared to give information as to the condition of the dog and the description and location of the car. If you can, stay there to flag down the responder so he or she knows where to go. Unless the dog is barely alive, its best not to try to remove him yourself. He could bite you or run away or the owner could have you charged with breaking into the car. Once animal control or police show up, give a statement and leave. Dont get into a screaming match with the owner if he or she shows up. Let law enforcement handle it. Between pet owners making good decisions and witnesses making good decisions, lives can be saved, Ms. Martin says. A rule of thumb is that if its warmer than 70 degrees, its too hot to leave your dog in the car. Short-nosed dogs are especially at risk. PET TALESHot dogWhat should you do if you see a dog in a car on a hot day? Experts weigh in Pets of the Week>>Banjo is a handsome, happy, 3-year-old boxer mix who weighs 58 pounds. Hes quiet, calm, good on his leash and would love to be yours forever. >>Bleu is a friendly, 7-monthold domestic shorthair. He purrs to the touch and loves to cuddle. >>Smoke is a beautiful, 3-yearold domestic shorthair who will make a wonderful companion. >>Sophie is a 6-month-old Catahoula mix who weighs about 12 pounds. Gentle and well-behaved, good on her leash and loves to play. This weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Adoptable dogs and cats from DAS are also at For Footed Friends in Marquesa Plaza on Livingston Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the rst Saturday of every month. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit colliergov.net/pets.
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Naples TOP 1 % Our Experience Counts. Our Expertise Sells. luxeexclusivelyFrom Port Royal to Bonita Beach, The Bua Bell Group serves the Luxury Market. Were Local, Were Global! BuaBellSellsNaples.com | BuaBellGroup@JohnRWood.com Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Teramo at Mediterra $3.750 M 29055 Teramo Lane Pine Ridge $9.980 M 209 Ridge Drive INSIDE BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF AUG. 27-SEPT. 2, 2015 On the MoveWhos going where, doing what on the local business scene. B3 Crazy funBonita Young Professionals at Fish Crazy, and more Networking photos. B6 House HuntingA newer beauty in Old Naples for $2,299,000. B8 Electronic shout-outsMore and more, good reviews on websites bring big business BY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly Correspondent Reubens Smokehouse, 11: Eleven Caf, McCarthys Wildlife Sanctuary and other local businesses are benefiting from the power of the online customer review and the celebrity shout-out. When customers and celebrities rate, others read. As several businesses in Southwest Florida and West Palm Beach have discovered, rankings by TripAdvisor and visits from famous foodies will ratchet up customer counts and improve their online cred. Three months after Internet powerhouse TripAdvisor named Reubens the fourth-best barbecue restaurant in the country, the Fort Myers business is still packed to its rafters. Celebrity chef Alton Browns gushing kudos to the avocadogrilled cheese sandwich at 11: Eleven in Fort Myers and the Hostess cupcake milkshake at Relish in West Palm Beach also created a similar avalanche. Forty percent of our business continues to be from people who saw us on TripAdvisor, says Arvey Krise, Reubens co-owner. Its such a wonderful tool for businesses and for people in the area looking for a place to eat. We have just 11 tables and recently had visitors from Sweden, France, Germany and Great Britain here at the same time. They all heard about us from TripAdvisor. Mr. Browns favorite restaurant finds, unearthed during his recent North American tour, were featured in USA TODAY and print and online media outlets worldwide as were the recent TripAdvisor top 10 national rankings for Reubens, Brooks Gourmet Burgers and Dogs and Harborwalk Scoops & Bites. Thousands of people came in who had no idea we were here, says Ms. Krise, Even older people were finding us online and on their smartphones. Its been absolutely great. There were people SEE SHOUT-OUT, B4 ALTONBROWN.COMCelebrity chef Alton Browns kudos for 11: Elevens avocado grilled cheese got business flowing. COURTESY PHOTOReuben Sliva with Arvey Krise in front of Reubens Smokehouse.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 MONEY & INVESTINGOil, oil everywhere and what it means for fuel pricesWhen I was in elementary school, I went through a very extreme pro-environment phase. It was spurred on by a school assembly speaker from a national environmental group who scared the bejeezus out of us with pictures of rainforests being cut down, acid rain and dead wildlife. He then told us that by the turn of the century, the world will have run out of oil and we all would be riding horses again unless we cut back our consumption. I can remember actually not talking to my parents for a week because they warmed up their car for five minutes on a particularly cold day. I thought that they were wasting a resource that was about to run out any day. Flash-forward 30 years and the world is awash in cheap oil. So why didnt we run out of oil and why is the price of the commodity currently at multi-year lows? There was actual solid math behind the claims in the 1970s and s that the world would run out of oil. If you divided the amount of proven reserves by the amount of oil the world was using per year, you would get an answer of around 30 years of oil remaining. However, what my scare-tactic environmentalist speaker failed to take into account was human ingenuity. He did not foresee deep-sea drilling or fracking or drilling in the arctic or horizontal drilling. Every year we find, and are able to tap, new pockets of oil that were undiscovered the year before. The cost to bring this new oil to market may be more expensive than previous finds, but I believe we will continue to discover new sources of oil for centuries into the future. But if new oil finds are more expensive to tap, why is the price of oil currently plummeting? The simple answer is that there is more oil supply compared to demand and there are two primary reasons for this. The first cause is Saudi Arabia. Historically, the largest exporter of crude oil in the world has been a steadying force in the oil markets. When prices fell, the Saudis would hold back oil to drive the price higher. When prices rose, they would export more to keep prices from rising too high. It was in their best interest to keep oil prices within a certain range so they could make a good profit while stimulating global economic growth and thus oil demand. Recently, however, the Saudis changed their export strategy and announced that they would continue to produce high volumes of oil regardless of how low prices fell. They explained this policy shift by stating that they wanted to defend their market share and didnt want customers buying oil from other sources. However, many analysts believe that Saudi Arabia is undertaking this policy to first punish its primary rival in the Middle East, Iran. Iran is much more dependant on high oil prices than Saudi Arabia for its income. Lower oil prices would serve to cripple the Iranian economy just as economic sanctions are poised to be lifted. In addition, many believe that Saudi Arabia is trying to drive North American producers out of business. American companies cost to harvest oil is much higher than that of Saudi Arabia. The U.S. companies cannot profitably operate at low price levels forever. The second reason that oil supply continues to be higher than demand is the structure of the North American oil industry. Historically, oil production was dominated by large companies that drilled for oil when the price they received at market was higher than their drilling costs, and stopped drilling when the price fell below that level. Today, many U.S. drillers are smaller companies that took on huge debt loads to finance their drilling activities. Banks approved these loans because these companies hedged the price of oil many years into the future. That means that even if oil prices fall, like they are right now, many drillers have hedges in place that guarantee their profits for years to come. So there is no reason for them to stop drilling for oil and supplies just increase even more. So does this mean that oil supplies are always going to be higher than demand and prices are going to be depressed forever? Absolutely not. Most significantly, almost every oil company across the globe has slashed their exploration budgets for this year and into the foreseeable future. That means as current oil wells are drying up, there will not be new wells coming online to replace them. That isnt affecting prices this year but it will have an effect in the not so distant future. And the demand side of the oil equation is not static, either. Whether the Chinese economy will continue to grow or will start to contract will have a significant effect on oil prices in the next several years. Other growing countries such as India will also impact oil demand in the near and long term. But with OPEC and North America pumping away, oil surpluses and low prices should be around for years to come. In fact, today, the world produces more than a million barrels per day more than is consumed. I guess I wont need to be taking those horseback riding lessons after all. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. n i d a u t m ericBRETANestaterick@gmail.com C Sbt... A Tnf Prnr Sr I T Lrn Lnf Sf St Mnt Gnrf Ot Pnf Vrt Gnrf Ot Etf L Nrf Ltrb ntt Ar trn rtnr Gnrt A Orntrb P Anr COMPANYWIDE DOWNINGFRYE REALTOR IN 2011 & 2013CHRISALLNAPLES.COM / 239.572.2200 / WWW.ALLNAPLES.COM Vrb Nrt Df Nrt Rrbrnt Cr Anb Wrn Fn Brt Rrn SW Fnb#1EXPERT REPRESENTATION IN NAPLES SINCE 1984 CHRISTOPHER A. BRAUNBROKER-ASSOCIATE, CRS2014 OVERALL TOP SELLING REALTOR COMPANYWIDE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 BUSINESS B3 Back Row: Anna Liu, Ken Thomas, Bob Schoonmaker and Ann Howard Banzet. Front Row: Bill Hallal, Kathy Houck and Thomas Abood.WE BELIEVE PERSONAL ATTENTION IS BEST GIVEN IN PERSON.When you work with the Huntington Private Client Group, we meet with you face-to-face. Using our Listen, Plan, Advise approach, we work with you to create a clear plan that ts your needs, giving you meaningful advice about the options available for meeting your objectives. As your goals change over time, we help you review your plan to make any necessary revisions. And we keep you involved every step of the way. Learn more by visiting huntington.com/pcg or calling your local Naples team at 800-231-5598. HUNTINGTON PRIVATE CLIENT GROUPThe Huntington Private Client Group is a team of professionals that includes Private Bankers and Personal Trust Administrators and Portfolio Managers from The Huntington National Bank and licensed investment representatives of The Huntington Investment Company, who work together to deliver a full range of wealth and nancial services. Member FDIC. Huntington and Listen, Plan, Advise are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. HuntingtonWelcome is a service mark of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Awards & Recognition Darin Henry, senior sales manager at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, has been named 2015 Associate Member of the Year by the Florida Society of Association Executives. The award was presented at FSAEs annual conference held recently at The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg. Will Reynolds, managing partner of The Capital Grille in Naples, has attained Darden Restaurants Diamond Club status. He joins a group of top-performing managing partners recognized for their commitment to delivering guest experiences at the highest level, while making a difference in the lives of guests and employees and in their community. Mr. Reynolds is one of five managing partners selected from the more than 55 Capital Grille restaurants in North America. Board Appointments Linda Carp and Lisa Campbell have been elected to the board of directors at TheatreZone, a nonprofit professional Equity theater company. Ms. Campbell was born and raised near Minneapolis, Minn., and attended the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College, where she earned a bachelors degree in business and marketing and a masters degree in business. Her professional experience includes four years as an independent sales representative in childrens clothing overseeing a five-state territory and more than 20 years as a flight attendant with 3M Company. She also served as a board member at Gulfstream Aerospace. Ms. Carp was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. A former schoolteacher who holds bachelors and masters degrees in education, she belong to the Hadassah and ORT organizations dedicated to raising funds to help Jewish people in Israel and around the world and is a founding member of S.P.O.K.E. (Spouses and Partners of Kodak Executives), which is dedicated to assisting organizations and charities in Rochester, N.Y. She has also served on the board of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. New Location Southwest Florida Estate Planning PLLC has opened a Naples office at at 7935 Airport-Pulling Road. The law firm is dedicated to helping people protect their legacies and plan for incapacity. Health Care Dr. Ali Yazback has joined the staff at Ayan Dentistry as a licensed general dentist. Dr. Yazback was born in Dunedin and spent the first nine years of his life in Dakar, Senegal, immigrating to the U.S. in 1997. He holds a bachelors degree in biomedical sciences with minors in public health and biomedical physics from the University of South Florida and earned his doctor of dental medicine degree from the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Interior Design Luann Powers Gliwski has joined the team of professional interior designers at Romanza Interior Design, an affiliate of London Bay Homes. A graduate of Florida State University, Ms. Gliwski brings more than 20 years of design experience to the Romanza team. She most recently worked at Robb & Stucky Furniture & Interiors. Information Technology Matthew Thomas has been promoted to service delivery manager at TeamLogic IT, a national provider of comprehensive IT management services for businesses. An employee of the company since January 2012, he previously was a technical support team leader. In his new role he will be responsible for managing the delivery of all technical services to TeamLogic IT customers. He is working toward a bachelors degree in computer information technology at Hodges University. Law Pamela Lundborg has joined the Naples office of Bond, Schoeneck & King as an associate, relocating from the firms Syracuse, N.Y., office. Ms. Lundborg deals primarily in business law, handling matters such as commercial transactions and contracts, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and bankruptcy. Her clients include corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships and nonprofits. She completed her undergraduate and law school studies at Syracuse University.Leann Miljus has been named office administrator in the Naples office of the national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP. Ms. Miljus is responsible for day-to-day office management, including operating budgets, marketing activities, staff supervision and facilities. She has extensive experience in law firm management, most recently serving as office administrator for a firm with offices in Naples and Fort Myers. She also previously held management positions in human resources, administration and personnel with a number of other organizations. She earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Ohio State University and has completed graduate coursework in personnel management and financial-managerial accounting at OSU and George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. She is a 2008 graduate of The Leadership Institute executive management program. Marketing Taylor Loethen has joined Naples Harley-Davidson as marketing manager. She most recently has held leadership roles for several charity events in Cape Coral and worked as community director for the March of Dimes. ON THE MOVE Nonpro t Organizations Chris Brislin, Kelly Lowman and Jeffrey Binder have joined the staff of Gulfshore Playhouse as general manager, director of development and artistic associate, respectively. Mr. Brislin has stage managed for Jim Nabors, The Honolulu Symphony, Ballet Hawaii, Hawaii Ballet, Honolulu Dance Theatre and Tao Dance Theatre and has traveled through Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East as the production stage manager for Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Cameron Mackintosh and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. As director of operations for Cirque du Soleil, he provided logistics and production support for more than 100 artists and technicians on the South American, European and North American tour of Quidam. Ms. Lowman began her 15-year career in fundraising in private education. She holds a bachelors degree in history from the University of South Florida. Mr. Binder has starred in numerous Broadway productions, including as James in Lieutenant of Inishmore, Zazu in Lion King, George Banks in Mary Poppins and Clifford in Side Man. He starred as Matt in the Gulfshore Playhouse/Capital Repertory Theatre premier of The God Game. His television roles have included recurring characters on Damages as well as parts on Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Guiding Light and All My Children. Jim Warnken has joined the David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, as chief planning and business development officer, a newly created executive management position. Mr. Warnken comes to DLC with extensive leadership experience in healthcare administration and not-for-profit executive management. He most recently served as executive vice president of The United Way of Collier County and prior to that was CFO of the NCH Healthcare System, CEO of DSI Laboratories and CFO Brandywine Hospital and Trauma Center in Pennsylv ania. A licensed CPA, he earned a bachelors degree in business with a major in accounting from Lehigh University in Pennsylv ania. He currently serves as vice chair of the board of directors of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2001 and Leadership Lee Class of 1999. In 2015, he was honored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as Chamber Volunteer of the Year. HENRY GLIWSKI LUNDBORG BRISLIN LOWMAN BINDER REYNOLDS CARP CAMPBELL
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 Let Anthony Schrenkel help you get pre-quali ed today by calling American Eagle Mortgage Company, LLC at (239) 877-0327 Direct Lender In-house Underwriting Quick Approvals Closings on Time Diversity of Programs Mortgage Banker We deliver on Our Promise* Seasoned/Talented Loan Of cers *Customers are not an account number, they are valued friends!Why do Realtors choose American Eagle Mortgage for their clients? COURTESY PHOTODr. Stacey Huber, owner/DVM of Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital. driving from Chicago and all over the country to eat here. It brought all these tourists to Fort Myers during the off season. We had a lot of new business just piling in the door. Our business increased 30 percent overnight says Todd Brooks, owner of Brooks Burgers in Naples, ranked sixth-best burger joint in 2014 and ninth in 2015. It was pretty amazing how much power the rating gave us. By getting mentioned it pulls us up to the top of search engines. It gives us a great advantage. Although Google, Yelp and Facebook garner customer reviews, TripAdvisor is the king of the travel and hospitality world with 375 million unique monthly visitors, 250 million worldwide reviews and 160 new contributions every minute, according to Julie Cassetina, senior public relations specialist.Instant celebrityThroughout the year TripAdvisor releases top 10 lists, using an algorithm for businesses with fewer than 10 locations and factoring in quality, quantity and customer bubble scores. A five-bubble rating is the best. People are very passionate about food and we help them uncover lesser-known places for pizza, barbecue and ice cream, Ms. Cassetina says. Theres a huge appetite for food stories and our team at TripAdvisor has a lot of fun putting them together. Sometimes its timing, however, isnt the best, especially for high winter season destinations. Ron and Claudia Thomas, owners of Scoops & Bites in Punta Gorda, were on vacation in Brazil when the news broke Aug. 11 of their No. 1 rating. Brooks Burgers in Naples wasnt at full staff when it received its ratings in July. You are not told in advance this is happening and its announced during our off season, Mr. Brooks says. We went from having a solid lunch business to suddenly an hour wait with half our staff. The first week after was pretty rough. We loved the attention, but we also wanted to live up to the reputation. Ms. Krise learned of Reubens ranking from a chef friend in Bonita Springs who read it on CNN.com. Customers were coming in in droves, she says. People were standing across 41 taking pictures and coming in requesting pictures with me. We smoke 500 pounds a day, are a scratch kitchen and couldnt keep up. It was wonderful and an honor but was very grueling the first month or two. Now its manageable. TripAdvisor also recognizes the top hospitality businesses each year, awarding its Certificate of Excellence to those that maintain at least a four bubble rating, have been on the site for a year and have a minimum number of reviews. As one of Floridas almost 9,000 certificate holders, Ann Nabbs, co-owner of the British Open Pub in Bonita Springs, makes a concerted effort to monitor the restaurants bubble scores. She also insists on responding to each review. I know some restaurant owners dont like the power of TripAdvisor, but were fortunate that we get good reviews, she says. Responding to a review is something we have to do. If someone takes the time to write a good review you have to acknowledge it. Even if its bad, I tell them Im sorry they were disappointed and to please come back and well make it right. Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse recently put Coolinary Cafe in Palm Beach Gardens in the media spotlight while taping a segment for his Cooking Channel series Emerils Florida, scheduled to air in January. Coolinarys chef-owner Tim Lipmans farm-to-table restaurant remained crowded even during the height of the traditionally slow summer season. As a wintertime playground for the rich and famous, Palm Beach has long attracted its own cadre of celebrity A-listers, including a decades-long relationship with celeb chef Daniel Boulud and hairstylist-to-the-stars Frdric Fekkai at the boutique Brazilian Court Hotel. Mr. Boulud regularly gives a shout-out to other local restaurants when hes in town. One of his favorite hangouts is Havana, a Cuban restaurant that boasted one of the first takeout windows of its kind north of Miami. Locals often see Mr. Boulud sipping a late-night cafecito with local chef Marcello Fiorentino of Marcellos La Sirena. Mr. Brown also recognized Havana, writing on his website: The pork on this Cuban was out of this world. He also praised the brews at Subculture Coffee and recommended the Lou Reed cocktail and a speck ham pizza at Hullabaloo in downtown West Palm. Businesses are reaping the benefits from online customer reviews in an era when more patrons want to express their opinions, either good or bad. TripAdvisors reach extends into everything travel-related, including shopping, activities, attractions and accommodations. Many of Glenn Novotnys customers mention finding his Adventures Kayaking in Bonita Springs through the website. The kayaking outfitter is currently rated the top three of 15 tours and activities in Bonita Springs. McCarthys Wildlife Sanctuary is rated by TripAdvisor reviewers as the top thing to do in West Palm Beach. By far TripAdvisor is bringing in the most customers, says owner Mark McCarthy, who only recently opened his 25-year-old rescue and rehabilitation refuge to the public. He checks his bubbles every day. The ever-changing ratingWith a TripAdvisor-estimated 723 places to eat in Fort Myers alone and an infinitesimally small divide between the top tier, restaurants jockey for position monthly. Many are just fractions of a bubble apart and one review can change a restaurants ranking. Ms. Krise says shes more content when Reubens is No. 3. As much as it is an honor to be number one, it puts a bullseye on you. One bad review and you can go down four notches. As long as youre in the top 10, youre fine. Like many local TripAdvisor-rated business owners, Ms. Krise and Mr. Brooks make a point of monitoring and replying to their virtual reviewers. Its like checking your bank account, Ms. Krise says. Thats how serious this is. I want to know if theres a server people dont like or if their food isnt exactly what they expected. I use this to gauge the quality of our food and service. I try to respond to almost all the reviews because I appreciate customers taking the time. Some are long and heartfelt; others are just a few lines. But I know people are reading them. The online customer review world also extends into other businesses serving the public with rankings appearing on Google, Facebook, Yelp and even industry-specific websites. While restaurants generate hundreds, even thousands of user reviews, other businesses are lucky to have 20 or even a handful of customer comments. Jon Bates, owner of Addicted 2 Fitness in Naples, credits online reviews for generating a lot of his business. Businesses nowadays dont have to use the Yellow Pages because everything is online, he says. In this industry, most people search for gyms online. People see our reviews and theyll call. Were a small family owned and operated business and dont have a big advertising budget. We rely heavily on referrals and social media. Were on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn but have been super successful on Facebook. While Mr. Bates monitors reviews occasionally, he dedicates up to two hours daily harnessing the power of social media to promote his business. He posts client workout videos and photos and shares health tips throughout the day. He frequently includes updates on his 8-year-old twin girls who recently placed first and third in a national gymnastics competition. I tell a lot of small business owners if theyre not using social media, theyre missing the boat, he says. A lot of companies hire someone to manage their social media, but I would never do that. To me, social media is a very personal thing and it would take away the personal touch. For Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital in Naples online reviews are a huge lifeblood of our business, co-owner Andrea Balogh says. Most of our business comes from word of mouth and our online presence. New clients, she says, are always asked how they found out about the hospital. Google is top.The negative reviewMost business owners remember the customer and the situation that caused a bad review. Despite safeguards in place TripAdvisor employs 200 staffers with criminal investigation backgrounds, according to Ms. Cassetina some single out their competition for giving them a bad rap. Oasis Ms. Balogh makes a point of responding to bad reviews and apologizing. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional experience, she says. I approach it positively and ask them to reach out to me personally to discuss the issue so we can learn from it. You know when you mess up, says Mr. Brooks. We try to put our best foot forward but were not flawless. Were human like everyone else. I get a bad review and it keeps me up all night. I take it really personal. Although TripAdvisor allows businesses to dispute a bad bubble rating, many linger years later for the entire world to see. Gloria Cabral-Jordon, owner and chef of Glorias La Trattoria Caf Napoli in Fort Myers, has an online presence but has no use for TripAdvisor ratings and the negativity they can generate. (For the record, La Trattoria has a 4.5-bubble rating, Certificate of Excellence and was recently ranked fourth for desserts and 26th of the 723 places to eat.) I go out and greet my customers, she says. If they have something to say, I want them to say it to my face. I believe more in reviews from food writers who went to school for that. I think more people should try to find out what a food writer has to say. Local business owners are paying it forward during their travels. When I go out of town now, I go on TripAdvisor to find a good restaurant, says Ms. Krise. Its a wonderful tool for people. SHOUT-OUTFrom page 1
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 BUSINESS B5 I trace my roots back to 1925 and an evaporated milk processing facility in Illinois. Today, based in Dallas, Im the nations largest processor and direct-tostore distributor of fluid milk. In 2001 I was bought by Suiza Foods, which took my name. Over the years I acquired many companies and spun some off, such as TreeHouse Foods and WhiteWave Foods. My brands today include Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh, DairyPure, Garelick Farms, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, T.G. Lee, TruMoo and Tuscan. I rake in more than $9 billion annually. Who am I? Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answer Write to Us! 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The Bespoke Investment Group recently found that out of 12,122 company ratings, only 7 percent were sell, vs. 48 percent buy and 45 percent hold.Remember that analyst target prices are just based on estimates, which may well prove to be too optimistic or too conservative. Theyre also based on comments and guidance from management, which we can look up and evaluate on our own, in earnings press releases and post-earnings conference-call transcripts.Most troubling is that these analysts, in general, dont care as much about their accuracy and results for investors as you might think they do. According to a survey of 365 analysts by business professors Lawrence D. Brown, Andrew C. Call, Michael B. Clement and Nathan Y. Sharp, ... accurate earnings forecasts and profitable stock recommendations have relatively little direct impact on their compensation. Instead, industry knowledge and connections are what count. 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Today, based in Michigan, Im a food giant with annual sales topping $14 billion, more than 1,600 food products and the leading global position in cereals. My offerings include Cheez-It, Eggo, MiniWheats, Rice Krispies, Pop-Tarts and Froot Loops. My ticker symbol is special. Who am I? (Answer: Kellogg) Triple WitchingQWhat are triple-witching days? J.O., East Syracuse, New YorkATriple witching occurs on the third Friday of March, June, September and December. Its when stock options, stock-index options and stock-index futures all simultaneously expire. The triple-witching hour is the one before the market closes on that day (from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time), and its when the stock market is likely to be more volatile than usual as traders buy and sell various securities before the final bell. You can enjoy a profitable investing life without giving much thought to triple witching. Most options and futures represent contracts based on short-term pricing rather than longterm business growth. If youre a long-term investor, these things dont matter much. ***QIve sometimes heard that a certain stock would be good as a long-term investment. What, exactly, does long-term mean? H.K., Las Cruces, New MexicoASuch expressions generally dont have specific time frames in mind, but they often mean at least a few years instead of a few weeks or months. Aiming to hang on to great stocks for many years is a good strategy for building significant wealth, as great companies can grow for decades. When it comes to taxes, though, Uncle Sam defines long-term differently. The IRS considers an investment long-term if you held it for at least a year and a day before selling. Any such gain would be a long-term capital gain, and can qualify for a lower tax rate currently 15 percent for most of us and 20 percent for high earners. 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Call (941) 257-3577 or visit fgreia. com for more information. Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Conmerce takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Hilton Naples. Leadership Florida President Wendy Walker will discuss Engaging Across Differences to Create a Better Florida. A limited number of tabletop exhibit space is available. Call Judi Menard at 298-7928 or email email@example.com. Business After Hours for members of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry, 24355 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Sign up by calling 992-2943 or visiting bonitaspringschamber.com. The Above Board Chamber holds its annual How to Get Discovered by the Media program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Hilton Naples. Sue Huff will emcee a panel consisting of Phil Borchmann of Gulfshore Business; Penny Fisher, the Naples Daily News; Jean Gruss, the Business Observer, Denyse Smith Mesnik, Beasley Broadcasting; Karen Moore, Southwest Florida Business Today; Cindy Pierce, Florida Weekly; and Brent Struense, Fox4. To sign up or for more information, visit aboveboardchamber.com. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Brooke Gabrielson of vTech with Securing Your Data in the Virtual Minefield for its next Power Networking lunch program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Artichoke & Company in Bonita Springs. Ms. Gabrielson will discuss the best ways to protect your network using the principle of defense and depth and will help attendees identify where their companys greatest weaknesses might lie. Admission is $35 for chamber members, $45 for others. Sign up by Sept. 14 at bonitaspringschamber.com. For more information, call 992-2943. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2015 Excellence in Industry awards celebration from 4:306:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Hilton Naples. The following awards will be presented: Business Expansion, Chairmans Award, Company to Watch, Heart of the Community, Pillar Award and Young Professional of the Year. For more information, visit napleschamber.org. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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VISIT WWW.DAVIDNAPLES.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER MEDITERRA PROPERTIES DAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA MEDITERRA RESIDENT, GOLF MEMBER & REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTASSISTING IN OVER 90 CLOSED MEDITERRA TRANSACTIONS SINCE 2011AMERIVEST REALTY | Of ce: 239.280.5433 Marcello at Mediterra5,306 Sq Ft | $4,495,000 Buonasera at Mediterra3,738 Sq Ft | $1,599,000 Monterosso at Mediterra2,503 Sq Ft | $695,000 Porta Vecchio at Mediterra2,587 Sq Ft | $695,000 JUST LISTED PENDINGHouse Hunting: REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B8 WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 Built in 2005, this cottage-style home epitomizes understated taste and panache. Its design influence nods to the traditional; inside, its mood is casual yet elegant and timeless. Its easy to think of this as the modern equivalent of an old-school Florida home. The open floor plan joins indoor and outdoor living spaces creating two spacious entertaining areas. The first-floor master suite has marble and onyx in the bath, and a covered patio with fireplace overlooks the pool with fountains and a splash ledge. Details include walnut flooring, 10-foot ceilings, hurricane windows, a fenced backyard with southern exposure and a real-alley access garage. All that, plus proximity to beaches and shopping. Ruth Trettis of Premier Sothebys International Realty has the listing for $2,299,000. To arrange a showing or for more information, call 571-6760 or email ruth.trettis@sothebysrealty. com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYIberiabank and Henry Johnson & Associates PA invite condominium and homeowners association board members and management companies to a series of educational lunch programs. The first takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the bank branch at 2150 Goodlette-Frank Road and will cover construction lien laws, contract breaches and insurance issues. Henry Paul Johnson has worked with condominium and homeowners associations throughout Southwest Florida for more than 30 years and is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and chairman of the education committee for the Collier Building Industry Association. In addition to his presentation, Anita Tynski and Karen Shawdee of Iberiabank will discuss the different types of loans that are available to condominium and homeowners associations for capital improvements and new construction projects. The two have nearly 65 years combined financial experience and work with more than 2,500 associations in Florida. The seminar is free and open to the public, however, seating is limited and registration is required in advance. Call 403-6670 to sign up. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYActivity in the Naples area housing market continues its upward momentum as evidenced in the latest market report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). An 8 percent increase in overall pending sales (homes under contract), from 845 in July 2014 to 913 in July 2015, is one indication that real estate professionals stayed busy in July. Unlike July 2014, SEE NABOR, B16 Lunch programs will shed light on association issuesNABOR numbers indicate summer activity strong 366 Central Ave., Old Naples
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NAPLES Lakefront Executive Home & Cabana 5 BR +Den, Loft, 5.5 BA Pool & Spa $2,225,000 MLS 215037074 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 TREVISO BAY REGENCY TOWERS 3 BR, 3 BA Co-Op Situated on the Beach Westerly View of The Gulf for Beautiful Sunsets $1,199,000 MLS 214048750 Steve Suddeth & Ben Maltese 239.784.0693 MOORINGS CAPRI Beautifully & Completely Updated Home 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2,471 Sq. Ft. Under Air $725,000 MLS 215045547 Larry Bell 239.919.4404 PELICAN LANDING NORTH NAPLES "A" Rated School District, Amenity Rich Neighborhood Lake View on a Large Lot, Tons of Upgrades $539,900 MLS 215031021 Roboci Team, Dodona & Ornela 239.776.8123 SATURNIA LAKES BURNING TREE 3 BR +Den, 2.5 BA Attached Villa Master Suite on Main Level $399,000 MLS 215006857 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 BONITA BAY BONITA SPRINGS Furnished 2 BR, 2 BA Condo in Quiet, Private Location Open Living, Dining Room Concept $249,000 MLS 215042375 Jim Griffith, Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 THE POINTE AT PELICAN LANDING IBIS COVE Must See 3 BR +Den, 3.5 BA Pool Home Wraparound Lake Views, Southern Exposure $2,149,000 MLS 215018066 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY CABREO Luxurious Pool Home, 3 BR +Den, 3.5 BA Serene Preserve Setting $1,029,000 MLS 215032876 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.564.5717 MEDITERRA FT. MYERS Beautiful 4.15+ acres 10 Minutes from Sanibel $699,900 MLS 215046496 Roger Stening, The Fischer Group 239.770.4707 COTTAGE PLUS ACREAGE INDIGO SHORES 3 Bedrooms + Office/Loft Wood & Tile Floors Throughout $535,000 MLS 215038544 Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 WEST BAY BEACH & GOLF CLUB BONITA SPRINGS Gulf Access Off Imperial River, Calling All Boaters! 3 BR, 2 BA Home with Private Boat Dock $390,000 MLS 215030435 Pamela McCall 239.273.7428 PARADISE VILLAGE BONITA SPRINGS Residential Lot on Imperial River Oversize Boat Dock in Place $225,000 MLS 215015413 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 PARADISE VILLAGE NAPLES 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Full & 3 Half Baths Gated 155 Acres w/Just 28 Estate Homes $1,795,000 MLS 213003435 Roger Stening, The Fischer Group 239.770.4707 NAPLES CLUB ESTATES SANCTUARY POINT Beautiful Golf Course View Large Outdoor Kitchen, Entertainment Area $859,900 MLS 215025428 Kevin Welch 239.223.7006 VERANDAH AVELLINO ISLES Newly Decorated Furnished 3 BR, 3.5 BA Condo Beautiful Views of Lake & Fairways $685,000 MLS 215035831 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 VINEYARDS BONITA SPRINGS Fantastic 3 BR +Den, 2 BA Newer Pool Home Views of Lake & Golf Course $525,000 MLS 215031278 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 VASARI ULTIMATE CONDO LIFESTYLE Well Maintained 1st Floor Condo 3 BR, 2 BA, Eat-In Kitchen $385,000 MLS 215042840 Larry Bell 239.919.4404 PELICAN LANDING NAPLES 3 Bedrooms + Bonus Room, 2 Baths Close to 5th Ave. S. $199,900 MLS 215044798 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 PINE VIEW VILLAS ST. RAPHAEL Private Pool Highrise Amenities $1,395,000 MLS 215008601 Steve Suddeth & Jenn Nicolai 239.784.0693 PELICAN BAY CREEKSIDE Beautiful 4 BR +Den, 3.5 BA Pool Home Golf Course Views, Western Rear Exposure $819,000 MLS 214068643 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 SHADOW WOOD PRESERVE NAPLES Estate Home with Pool 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths $659,900 MLS 215025252 Debbie Dekevich 239.877.4194 WILSHIRE LAKES ESTERO Turnkey Furnished Beautiful Courtyard Home $499,900 MLS 215032361 Bette Pitzer 239.560.2627 GRANDEZZA NAPLES Light, Bright & Airy 2 BR +Den, 2 BA Pet Friendly Community No Size Restrictions $299,999 MLS 215009693 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 BENT PINES VILLAS BONITA BEACH Great Sunsets Cross the Street to the Beach $174,900 MLS 214065734 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 GREAT LOCATION
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 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! Seaview Club $364,900Beautifully renovated 2nd oor unit. Almost everything new. Direct beach access. 2 BR/2 BA. RARELY AVAILABLE 8088 Tiger Lily $749,000Beautiful 3 BR/3 BA home with one of the best views in Lely Resort. Extended lanai with pool/spa. NO MANDATORY FEES 8865 Lely Island Circle $709,000Beautiful home w/ lovely lake view. 3 BD/3 BA + den. Gorgeous hardwood oors. No Mandatory Fees. ALL NEW APPLIANCES Sierra Grande $225,000 GREAT LOCATIONRarely available unit in this Naples Complex. 3 BR/2 BA plus garage. Outstanding amenities. SS appliances, nice view. This is the perfect neighborhood for entertaining your family and friends. Close to Naples nest beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment along with direct access to I-75. This 3BR+den/3.5BA/3-car garage Carlyle is a 3,051 SF home that is absolutely exquisite! Stunning marble and wood ooring throughout. Riverstone is ideal for the active lifestyle and has countless amenities. Low HOA fees. REDUCED! $799,000 Of ce: 239-261-2244 | Cell: 239-572-8643 | TA1019@aol.comTracey Albert Brand new kitchen; homeowners warranty included! This spacious 4BR/2.5BA boasts pool, spa and new hurricane-rated pool enclosure. Features include: granite, stainless appliances, wood burning replace, built-ins, loft and of ce/ guest room. Community is secured by 24-hour guarded gate. Enjoy 27 holes of championship golf, 12 Har-Tru courts, fully-staffed tness center, resort-style heated pool and more. Choice of golf or social membership. REDUCED!RICK PARLANTE & THE PARLANTE GROUP Only two home sites remain in Caprini at Miromar Lakes SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCaprini, a Tuscan-inspired singlefamily villa neighborhood on Lake Como in Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, has only two sites remaining, both on a quiet cul de sac. The builder, Distinctive Communities, has introduced floor plans designed to maximize the shape and size of each site, with the buyer being able to customize selections. The new plans present casual yet elegant comfort with progressive, energyefficient features. The Capri has three bedrooms, 3 baths, a library and a two-car garage in 3,769 total square feet (2,965 under air). The home features an octagonal foyer with coffered ceiling details. The foyer is the pivot point from which several areas of the home are accessible. Double doors on the left open to the library, while an adjacent hallway leads to the powder bath, laundry room and a storage closet. The librarys proximity to the half-bath and closet make it a potential guest room option. To the right of the foyer are two guest bedrooms, each with a full bath. An open great room plan accommodates a living room and formal dining area. A wall of sliding glass doors connects the great room to the lanai and pool area. The gourmet kitchen integrates into the great room and features a three-sided eat-in counter. Double doors from the great room lead to the hallway of the private master suite including a spacious master bathroom with soaking tub, shower enclosure and his-and-hers vanities. A door from the master bedroom provides direct access to the lanai. The Custom Courtyard design has three bedrooms, 3 baths, a library, family room and three-car garage in 4,842 total square feet (3,532 under air). A unique feature of this plan is one of the bedrooms and a bathroom are in a cabana guesthouse that includes a sitting room and kitchenette. A gated entry leads to an interior courtyard with a pool, a spa, brick paver sundeck and a covered patio with summer kitchen and bar countertop. The freestanding guest cabana is adjacent to the gated entry, just across the pool deck from the main house where a double door entry opens into a large angled foyer. The foyer opens to the living room that has a tall wall of curved windows. The formal dining room with a tray ceiling is adjacent to the living room. To the right of the foyer are the kitchen, family room, library, a bedroom and utility room. The kitchen is between the dining room and the family room, making it ideally situated for entertaining or for relaxed family dining. A breakfast nook overlooks the patio. The bedroom has a full bath and walk-in closet. The library also has a walk-in closet and is adjacent to the powder bath, making it an option for additional guest accommodations. The family room, library and bedroom all overlook the pool, and each room has sliding glass doors providing direct access to the deck. The master suite occupies the entire west wing of the Custom Courtyard home. The bedroom has a coffered ceiling, a spacious sitting area and double doors to the deck and pool area. Hisand-her walk-in closets are on either side of the hallway leading to the master bath, which has an oval soaking tub, separate walk-in shower and dual vanities with sinks. Exterior features in both the Capri and Custom Courtyard plans include a custom-designed heated pool and raised spa, a full outdoor kitchen and wet bar, a 2-inch mahogany front door and Andersen impact-resistant windows. Interior details include wood flooring in the great room, living room and kitchen; tile flooring in the entry foyer, laundry, hallways and all baths; carpeting in all bedrooms and the library; custom raised wood panel kitchen and bath cabinetry; granite kitchen counters and marble bath countertops; stainless steel kitchen appliances; and a highefficiency A/C and heating system. Residents of Caprini enjoy use of neighborhood boat docks with direct access to Miromars 700-acre freshwater lake. Prices, which include the home site and the home, are $1,335,150 for the Capri and $1,575,000 for the Custom Courtyard. Buyers can individualize their Caprini home by selecting custom finishes and specifying interior appointments and options. Outdoor living space in both homes also offers numerous opportunities for personal design. For more information, stop by the sales center call 425-2340 or visit miromarlakes.com. COURTESY PHOTO Interior finishes can be customized for on each of the final two home sites available in Miromar Lakes Caprini villa neighborhood. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comwww.facebook.com/FloridaWeeklyNewspapersTHERES A LOT TO LIKE
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Galleon Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Web ID 214053711 $18,500,000 3600 Nelsons Walk Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382 Web ID 215038183 $18,900,000 4223 Gordon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215001052 $13,500,000 3507 Rum Row Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215013533 $6,250,000 1207 Spyglass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215021658 $6,495,000 3250 Gin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215002707 $9,450,000 3060 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 210027761 $4,995,000 396 Yucca Road James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID SCHM081915IHE $4,350,000 825 Wedge Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID TOBE011014IHE $2,995,000 1851 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID BURI081815IHE $5,950,000 1320 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID COPP041015IHE $2,475,000 516 2nd Street South Martha Kelly 239.877.4569 Web ID 215025391 $1,475,000 South Beach Club #308 Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 215013962 $805,000 935 5th Street South Tami Schmidt 239.777.3766 Web ID 215024438 $3,750,000 1805 Kingsh Road Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 Web ID 215040751 $1,595,000 Alcosa Apartments #296 Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 Web ID 215030547 $559,000 Provence PH 6Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200Web ID 215001656 $6,995,000 308 Neapolitan WayBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973Web ID 213024991 $4,600,000 Brittany #V18Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 215012861 $2,495,000 Regent #4NBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973Web ID 213024984 $9,750,000 Aria #601 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215009015 $3,695,000 4801 West Boulevard Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Web ID 215045392 $1,295,000 812 Pitch Apple LanePat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.213.7445Web ID 215041760 $1,500,000 San Marino #410D Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 Web ID 215019779 $1,195,000 Willow Brook #702 Samantha Aybar 239.450.6831 Web ID 215036763 $519,000 Marbella PH 2202Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 215011907 $2,995,000 Chateaumere #D-301 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID 215025962 $759,000 St. Tropez #202 Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 Web ID MONG080715IHE $425,000 Remington #402Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 215021698 $5,295,000 Carlysle #301 Jerry Wachowicz 239.777.0741 $4,250,000 Clermont #F-205 Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 $499,900 Remington #1104 Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 Web ID 215026974 $6,000,000 1708 Persimmon DriveMichael G. Lawler/Terri Moellers 239.261.3939 $2,095,000 Clermont #H-103 Ed Cox/Je Cox 239.860.8806 Web ID 215017707 $475,000 147 Caribbean Court Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 215046684 $1,149,900 9301 Vercelli Court Tess/Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 Web ID 215000859 $990,000 4956 Rustic Oaks Circle Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215047000 $825,000 101 Seagate Drive Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 215006930 $2,750,000 2830 Coach House Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 214051877 $965,000 Aversana #1206 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 215046326 $610,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY NAPLES & SURROUNDS PELICAN MARSH OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES // ROYAL HARBOR PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 where overall pending sales and overall inventory both decreased 13 percent, activity in July 2015 had many peaks and very few valleys. For example, overall inventory decreased 1 percent, from 3,563 in July 2014 to 3,518 in July 2015, but inventory for single-family homes rebounded with a 7 percent increase, from 1,906 single-family homes in July 2014 to 2,040 this July. Overall pending sales for homes over $300,000 increased 23 percent from July 2014 compared to July 2015, and overall closed sales for homes over $300,000 increased 16 percent, from 4,123 homes in the 12 months ending July 2014 to 4,783 homes in the 12 months ending July 2015. Kathy Zorn, broker/owner at Florida Home Realty, says the $1 million and above price categories have been interesting to watch this summer. We dont typically see a high level of activity for this segment of the market during the summer months, she says, but the demand is there and appears to have shifted from condos to single family homes. Ms. Zorn is referring to pockets of heightened activity in the report including a 70 percent increase in pending sales for single-family homes in the $1 million to $2 million price category, from 23 homes in July 2014 to 39 homes in July 2015, and a 68 percent increase in inventory for condominiums in the $2 million and above price category, from 28 condominiums in July 2014 to 47 condominiums in July 2015. At the low end of the market, inventory continues to dissipate at double-digit rates, with overall inventory for homes in the $300,000 and below category decreasing 26 percent, from 1,281 homes in July 2014 to 945 homes in July 2015. The NABOR numbers show inventory in most other price categories during July was replenished, however. This is most apparent in the single-family homes market, where the $300,000 and below price category fell 31 percent, but other categories saw big gains. The July 2015 report provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. Here are some of the overall findings: Overall pending sales increased 8 percent, from 845 homes in July 2014 to 913 homes in July 2015. Overall closed sales increased 1 percent, from 9,751 homes in the 12 months ending July 2014 to 9,879 homes in the 12 months ending July 2015. Overall closed sales for condominiums in the $300,000 to $500,000 category increased 38 percent, from 686 in the 12 months ending July 2014 to 947 condominiums in the 12 months ending July 2015. Overall median closed price increased 14 percent, fr om $259, 000 in the 12 months ending July 2014 to $295,000 in the 12 months ending July 2015. Overall median closed price for homes over $300,000 decreased 5 percent, from $550,000 in the 12 months ending July 2014 to $520,000 in the 12 months ending July 2015. Overall median closed price for homes in the $2 million and above price category increased 16 percent, from $2,850,000 in the 12 months ending July 2014 to $3,300,000 in the 12 months ending July 2015. Overall inventory decreased 1 percent, from 3,563 homes in July 2014 to 3,518 homes in July 2015. Condominium inventory decreased 11 percent, from 1,657 condominiums in July 2014 to 1,478 in July 2015. There is a 4.35-month supply of inventory. Conventional sales comprised 40 percent of all transactions in July 2015. Average days on market did not change between July 2014 and July 2015, remaining at 77 days. Broker/owner Bill Poteet at Poteet Properties says the report shows inventory in the commercial market is down about 4 percent. Wes Kunkle, a commercial broker at Kunkle Realty, adds that sales in the commercial sector are driven by the residential market. Many homeowners are feeling confident that their homes have regained some equity, Ms. Zorn notes. Years ago, summer was usually a slow season for sales in this area. Not anymore, she adds. Mike Hughes, NABOR president and vice president/general manager of Downing-Frye Realty Inc., agrees, saying, The past several years have had strong real estate sales in the summer months. NABORFrom page 8Ave Maria Development announces more than 200 new home sales so far in 2015 from its three builders CC Homes, Del Webb and Pulte Homes. This reflects a more than 30 percent increase in new home sales year-to-date over 2014. The robust sales pace was noted in two recent market studies by MetroStudy, a Hanley Wood company, with Ave Maria earning the top single-family sales spot for both first and second quarters in 2015 for Collier and Lee counties, according to Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. The town of Ave Maria offers 35 floor plans in several styles of homes, with prices starting in the high-$100,000s. Community amenities include a waterpark, Panther Run Golf Club, tennis and bocce, Town Center shopping and dining as well as sports fields and playgrounds. Seventeen models are open daily. Ave Maria is at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais roads in eastern Collier County. For more information, call 352-3903 or visit avemaria.com. The villages of Runaway Bay and Sonoma by national homebuilder Lennar Homes are in the final phase of sales at Fiddlers Creek, the luxury master-planned community on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. In Runaway Bay, only 19 home sites remain available, featuring lake and golf course views or a location along Fiddlers Creek. The Mediterranean-style residences include threeand four-bedroom floor plans ranging from 2,800 to 3,659 air-conditioned square feet. Each home offers a three-car garage, gourmet kitchen, study and screen-covered lanai, with options for a luxury heated pool and spa package and an outdoor kitchen. The two-story Laurel is the largest residence in Runaway Bay, with 3,659 feet of living space under air and 4,733 total square feet. The home has three bedrooms, four baths, a private study and formal dining room around a centrally located living room. The kitchen and breakfast nook are adjacent to the living room and great room, which opens to the screen-covered lanai. The second floor features a balcony and bonus room with a wet bar and full bath. The base price of the Laurel is $764,999. The Lantana also has a two-story floor plan, featuring four bedrooms, three full baths and two half-baths. The home has 3,542 air-conditioned square feet and 4,660 total square feet, with a formal dining room, private study, balcony and second-floor bonus room. The Lantanas base price is $734,999. The one-story Bougainvillea design has three bedrooms, three baths, a study and dining room around a spacious great room and kitchen. The floor plan, covering 2,800 air-conditioned square feet and 4,152 total square feet, is base priced at $664,999. The Camellia is a one-story home with a split floor plan offering four bedrooms and three bathrooms. An expansive living room is the homes focal point; the spacious kitchen and breakfast nook lead to a large family room for more relaxed activities and entertainment. A private den can also serve as a home office. The Camellia, with 3,043 air-conditioned square feet and 4,148 total square feet, is base priced at $694,999. Runaway Bay also offers three movein-ready homes: a Camellia model at $892,753, a Bougainvillea at $841,234 and a Laurel at $1,028,952.In SonomaIn the village of Sonoma by Lennar, fewer than 15 of 44 coach homes remain. The village consists of 11 two-story buildings, with only four homes per building and two unique floor plans. The Florence is a first-floor residence with three bedrooms and two baths. The split floor plan has 1,741 square feet of air-conditioned living space and 2,338 total square feet. The home features a spacious living room, kitchen, breakfast area and dining room. Other features include a screen-covered patio and a two-car garage. Upgrades throughout the Florence include: granite countertops in the kitchen and baths; 42-inch raised-panel wood cabinets in the kitchen; Colonial-style wood casing and baseboards; crown molding in the living areas and master suite; and 20-inch diagonal tile throughout the wet areas and entryways. The base price for the Florence is $304,990. The Verona is an upstairs coach home with three bedrooms and two baths around a spacious living room, with adjoining dining area, kitchen and breakfast nook. The master bedroom is located toward the rear of the home for maximum privacy and features an oversized walk-in closet and master bath. The Verona has 2,110 square feet of air-conditioned living space and 2,858 total square feet. The home includes a spacious, screen-covered patio as well as a two-car tandem garage. Numerous upgraded features are standard in the Verona, which is base priced at $324,990. Residents of Fiddlers Creek enjoy amenities including the 54,000-squarefoot Club & Spa at Fiddlers Creek, a fitness center, tropical lagoon-style swimming complex, tennis courts and both casual and elegant dining. The Club & Spa offers a luxurious resort lifestyle and hosts numerous community-wide parties and special events for residents of all ages. Fiddlers Creek residents have the opportunity to join The Golf Club, featuring The Creek Course, a championship golf course ranked in Golfweeks 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in the U.S. for the 10th consecutive year. Residents of the master-planned community also can join The Tarpon Club for beach and boating experiences including beach access at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. A limited number of non-resident, annual and seasonal memberships, with term date flexibility, are currently available at both The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club. For more information about Fiddlers Creek, call 732-9300, stop by the sales center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway or visit fiddlerscreek.com. Town of Ave Maria sales numbers ahead of 2014Final phase of sales begins in two Fiddlers Creek neighborhoods COURTESY PHOTOThe Bougainvillea is available in the Runaway Bay neighborhood at Fiddlers Creek. A move-in-ready home is offered at $841,234.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 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>$300,0001 BERKSHIRE LAKES 6632 Merryport Lane $386,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414>$400,0002 BONITA BAY BAY POINTE 26951 Montego Pointe Court #203 $429,000 PSIR Mark Leone 239.784.56863 KENSINGTON 5089 Kensington High $499,000 PSIR Susie Culp 239.290.9000>$500,0004 FIDDLERS CREEK CASCADA 9074 Cascada Way #202 $529,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.71765 THE QUARRY 9157 Quartz Lane $539,000 PSIR Kara Eisenga 239.398.6161>$800,0006 VINEYARDS HAMMOCK ISLES 5910 Hammock Isles Circle $848,000 PSIR Denise Sands 215.327.99307 QUAIL CREEK 12887 Valewood Drive $888,000 PSIR Melinda Gunther 239.297.21558 ISLES OF CAPRI 107 Trinidad Street $899,000 PSIR Ann Patterson 615.627.8245>$900,0009 FIDDLERS CREEK MAHOGANY BEND 3848 Mahogany Bend Drive $999,900 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$1,000,00010 CABREO AT MEDITERRA 16725 Cabreo Drive $1,195,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009711 QUAIL CREEK 13501 Pond Apple Drive $1,208,000 PSIR Bonnie Nageon deLestang 239.280.699712 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SHORES 10691 Gulfshore Drive #600 $1,695,000 PSIR Pat Callis 239.250.056213 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open MondaySaturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm14 THE MOORINGS FAIRWAY TERRACE 699 Fairway Terrace $1,799,000 PSIR Debron Fowles 239.826.665515 GREY OAKS ESTATES 2751 Buckthorn Way $1,999,000 PSIR Fahada Saad 239.595.8500>$2,000,00016 PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE 3951 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Penthouse 1A $2,000,000 PSIR Pat Duggan 239.216.198017 OLD NAPLES MANGROVE BAY 201 Goodlette Road South $2,000,000 Paradise Realty of Naples, LLC Sales Center 239.261.2200 Open Daily18 THE MOORINGS 728 Regatta Road $2,125,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776 Daily 1-5pm19 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8719 Spikerush Lane $2,649,000 PSIR Erik David Barber 323.513.639120 OLD NAPLES 366 Central Avenue $2,995,000 PSIR Jillian Trettis 321.759.9434>$3,000,00021 THE MOORINGS 611 Spring Line Drive $3,549,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.680022 OLD NAPLES 630 5th Avenue North $3,597,000 PSIR Chris Resop 239.231.616423 THE MOORINGS 875 Wedge Drive $3,595,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.680024 PADOVA AT MEDITERRA 15102 Frescott Way $3,950,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009725 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1473 Anhinga Pointe $3,995,000 PSIR Melissa Williams 239.248.7238>$5,000,00026 PORT ROYAL 655 Galleon Drive $5,850,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776 Daily 1-5pm 27 TREVISO AT MEDITERRA 16996 Treviso Way $5,990,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$6,000,00028 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1395 Great Egret Trail $6,380,000 PSIR Jamie Dockweiler 239.216.375329 PORT ROYAL 901 Galleon Drive $6,650,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.6800>$7,000,00030 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1234 Gordon River Trail $7,495,000 PSIR Melissa Williams 239.248.7238>$9,000,00031 PORT ROYAL 3250 Gin Lane $9,450,000 PSIR Frank Sajtar 239.776.8382>$22,000,00032 PORT ROYAL 840 Admiralty Parade $22,900,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776 Daily 1-7pm Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 24 27 26 29 13 25 28 30 31 32 21*For illustration purposes only.
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUG. 27-SEPT. 3, 2015 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION INSIDEBROUGHT TO YOU BY:Marco Island | 239.642.2222 Broad Avenue | 239.434.2424 Fifth Avenue | 239.434.8770 Estuary at Grey Oaks | 239.261.3148 The Village | 239.261.6161 The Gallery in Central Naples | 239.659.0099 Vanderbilt| 239.594.9494 Residences at Mercato | 239.594.9400 Bonita Springs| 239.948.4000 Sanibel Island | 239.472.2735 Rentals| 239.262.4242 Writing ChallengePhotograph inspires fresh fiction from Southwest Florida writers. C10 Twice the mysteryTwo murders vie for attention in new Matt Royal story. C5 Nailed itWhen its worth getting ready for that salon appointment. C2 Four plays have been chosen for Gulfshore Playhouses third annual New Works Festival, which will bring playwrights, actors and directors from across the country to The Norris Center Sept. 24-27. Each of the works is assigned a director and actors who work together for 14.5 hours before performing a public staged reading. The New Works Festival allows playwrights to transition from writing in a solitary environment to adding actors and ultimately an audience to help them understand how their plays work in performance. Audience feedback is a vital part of the process. I am passionate about what I view Four plays announced for New Works FestivalWhat aDOLL SEE PLAYS, C16 BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com Doll maker inspired by influential, sometimes overlooked women in historyWALK INTO ANY TOY SECTION IN A big-box store and you will see a proliferation of pink, overly mature and unrealistically molded dolls available for young girls to take home. For almost a generation now, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and beloved female role models have wrestled with the dilemma of whether to purchase these toys for the young girls in their lives. Now a local seamstress is inserting herself into the problem by creating a line of huggable, un-pink dolls modeled after accomplished women in history. Rosa Leon Riley, a Naples mental health counselor and owner of the craft website Twirling Tiny Sticks, recently launched her line of Joan and Her Rad Friends dolls. Only available on her SEE DOLL,C4 Rosa Leon Riley with dolls Joan of Arc, Harriet Tubman and Loretta Perfectus WalshVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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website, the line features depictions of medieval military phenom Joan of Arc, freedom fighter Harriet Tubman and Naval yeomanette Loretta Perfectus Walsh. A friend planted the idea with Ms. Riley via an offhanded comment during a museum visit. She said, When I have kids, theyre only going to play with dolls that are educational figures, the doll maker recalls. The conversation didnt go any further than that, but I kept it in my mind and thought it was a good concept. Ms. Riley picked up sewing and crafting when she was 28 years old and her seamstress mother gifted her with a sewing machine. Since then, and after a few overly ambitious projects, she has taught herself how to sew and launched Twirling Tiny Sticks over a year ago. She now has an Etsy shop and is a fixture at local farmers markets. Her blog, also names Twirling Tiny Sticks, is another creative expression evolution as a seamstress and businesswoman. Through posts about things from finishing felt rosettes for a relatives funeral to how to make dreams come true, followers can see that her sewing aspirations are a culmination of personality and drive. She admits in one caption, I remember when zippers used to scare me, after successfully executing an intimidating recessed zipper for a purse project. In her first post in February 2014, she writes: In recent years, Ive contemplated creating blogs about things like mac and cheese (yes, I love it) or foot woes (yes, Ive had multiple surgeries and constant issues with one of my feet), but very easily the time escaped me! When I revisited the idea, I could not think of anything better than starting a blog about my favorite hobby making things! Some days its sewing and others its leaving trails of hot glue and sequins all over our kitchen table, which doubles as my official craft office. On other days, Im attending a class, making something for our home, or struggling with tangled yarn. For me, sewing has been something that brings so much pleasure and fun and creativity The bulk of her business consists of selling items such as crossbody bags, bibs, cocktail napkins and other small household and personal items she makes. Launching Twirling Tiny Sticks has been a learning process, she says, and she hopes to one day turn it into a full-time occupation. Its within the last yearand-a-half that Ive been doing it, but it has never been as serious as it is now. When I started my blog, I really wanted to do this as more than just a hobby, she says. Im going full force to have a crafting business. She started working in earnest on Joan and her Rad Friends last March. She had no experience at all creating them and had to work out every details: construction, prototypes and, of course, subjects. Ideas are only so much. I thought I needed action, she says. Beliefs can be limiting and I thought I just needed to do something. One detail she wasnt anticipating was running into rights of publicity, meaning that some figures have entities controlling their name and likeness. Therefore, her dolls are modeled after women who are not living today. The whole point of the line, she adds, is to also recognize overlooked and influential women, which is how Loretta Perfectus Walsh got added to the line-up. I want people to know about women no one really knows, she said. I wanted to include people who didnt get credit for what they did at the time. For now, she intends to create the dolls as she receives orders from her website. Included with each order is just enough information about the subject to pique girls interest. My hope is that parents and caregivers will spend time with their children learning more about Joan and her Rad Friends and that these dolls will help them to not only dream big, but work to make those dreams come true. Each doll is $47.99. A portion of each sale from the first 100 dolls will be donated to Girls on the Run of Collier County. Ms. Riley also creates custom dolls for $57.99 each. For more information, visit twirlingtinysticks.com. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 *Applies to 50 and 80 minute services. MondayThursday. Must be enjoyed on same visit. Your Favorite Spa Service just got better! b | tnf r r nt N.WS. tf.n. (t) b t ntfr, nttntr n | btn | fr | tbfrtf rbtn | tb | rtb | t | t | DOLLFrom page 1VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYRosa Leon Riley, shown here in her workshop, is also a mental health counselor and enjoys that her line of dolls, Joan and Her Rad Friends, blends her interests in womens advocacy and sewing. Once youre an advocate, you can never leave that behind, she says.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 Join us on Tuesday nights for hands-on cooking classes. Learn the basics of Italian cuisineperfect for beginners or experienced cooks looking to sharpen their skills. Classes begin at 6 p.m.; cost is $45 per class. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1Flour+Egg+Water=Pasta DinnerTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8Fresh RicottaIts Easier Than You ThinkTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15Classic SaucesTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22TiramisuA Sweet Ending To reserve your spot, please call 239-263-1955. 1290 Third Street South, Naples, FL 34102 BarbatellaNaples.com 1186 Third Street South, Naples, FL 34102 Lunch at the Bar $12.95Includes a Glass of House Red or White WineHappy Hour at the Bar 3-6 p.m. DailyHalf Price Cocktails, Beer & Wine by the GlassPre-Sunset Menu 3-Course DinnerAppetizer, Entree & DessertNIGHTLY SPECIALS 3 Pasta Tasting Courses, Chefs Choice & Glass of House WineNo Corkage Fee FLORIDA WRITERSTwo murder cases vie for attention in new Matt Royal mystery Chasing Justice by H. Terrell Griffin. Oceanview Publishing. 400 pages. Hardcover, $27.95. Call it Phils law. Whenever you have a mystery novel with two separate murder cases, the chances are they will become linked in some way. Such is the situation in the latest from H. Terrell Griffin in his Matt Royal series. A couple of murders are occupying their time and energy, though Longboat Key Police Det. J.D. (Jennifer Diane) Duncan and usually retired lawyer Matt Royal find plenty of energy for each other. In J.D.s professional lap is the question of why a nude, beautiful, surgically enhanced blonde named Linda Favereaux had been found, skull crushed, in her enormous, luxurious beach home. Her husband, two-plus decades her senior, is nowhere to be found. Matt has agreed to come out of retirement to defend his good friend Abby Lester, wife of J.Ds police chief boss. She has been accused of murdering a shady local businessman named Nate Bannister. Worse yet (though whats worse than murder, really?), she has been accused of having had an affair with the man. A piece of physical evidence puts Abby at the scene of the crime. She says she had never even met Bannister. If thats true, how did that evidence get there? Whats going on? Why is the case moving so quickly? What does it mean that the prosecuting attorney is borrowed from another jurisdiction within the state? Why has the investigation been given over to a state law enforcement agency? And why does the agent in charge seem to be so eager for this assignment? Back to J.D.s case: While the Favereaux couple has been living on Longboat Key for a couple of years, hardly anyone knows them. They keep to themselves. Its obvious that they are enormously wealthy, but what is the source of that wealth? These mysteries are like two giant piatas with many smaller mysteries inside. J.D. has a case that leads to upper echelons of clandestine government operations. Yet it remains pretty much a straight, detective-focused murder mystery. Matts story turns into a legal procedural and ultimately into a finely crafted courtroom drama. His case, too, becomes tangled up with people in high places power players who have a lot to hide, including who really killed Nate Bannister. The pacing of Chasing Justice is mighty fine, as is the dialogue between Matt and J.D. as they share what they can and brainstorm each others cases. Its fascinating to get into their heads as they turn over possibilities, second-guess motives, run what-if scenarios and review emerging pieces of evidence. As ever in a Matt Royal mystery, there is a sterling cast of supporting players. Once again, we meet the mysterious Jock, a superspy with access to national leaders and usually inaccessible records. He has been a kind of deus ex machina in earlier Matt Royal adventures, so its something of an in-joke when he shows up again. We also meet Victoria Tori Madison, a piece of bad-girl work if there ever were one. And what about George Swann, the conceited prosecuting attorney who lords it over Matt and has readers waiting for Matt to destroy him (in the courtroom, that is). The presiding judge, Wayne Lee Thomas, is another fascinating, well-drawn character. His manner and his rulings are important ingredients, lessons in respect for the law, the process and the office he fills. Mr. Griffins handling of the Sarasota area setting is as sure-handed and appealing as ever. The charm of the community radiates through the novel with the impact of an additional major character. Its a place for fun, and is thus the perfect setting for the good-natured humor that the author works into his totally convincing and appealing major characters and their relationships. The Matt Royal mystery series is one of the best going, and Matts temporary resurrection of his career as a lawyer provides a splendid variation on a captivating theme. 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. L S s B w b w philJASONpkjason@comcast.net GRIFFIN
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERSome Enchanted Evening Through Sept. 26 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myes. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Happy By Laboratory Theater of Florida Aug. 28-29. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.THURSDAY8.27Turtle Time Learn about the loggerheads life story and Delnor-Wiggins State Parks role in nesting season at 9:30 a.m. Reservations recommended. Free after park entry fee ($2 for bicyclists and walkers, $4 per car with one person, $6 per car with two or more people). 5976196 or floridastateparks.org. Paint Your Heart Out Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy while receiving guidance in painting your own masterpiece starting at 6:30 p.m. at Vinos Picasso. Tonights subject: Lovegroves Heart. $42 includes all supplies. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 341-8750 or vinospicasso.com.Hemi Guy Most recognizable from Dodge commercials and as the Season 5 five winner of Last Comic Standing, John Reep performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club tonight through Sunday, Aug. 30. Check website for show times and prices. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehoodcomedy.com.FRIDAY8.28The Power Within Join the meditation session and chill out at 10 a.m. at Goddess I Am. $10. 600 Goodlette-Frank Road. 228-6949 or goddessiam.com.Yappy Hour Pucci & Catana pet boutique hosts yappy hour to benefit Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida from 5-7 p.m. Meet adoptable goldens and enjoy wine, hors doeuvres and music.CMon! Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples invites the public to Community Night with the Fort Myers Miracle from 7-9 p.m. at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. $6.50, with a portion of ticket proceeds benefitting the museum. 514-0084 or cmon.org. Fight Night WWE and the Superstars of Monday Night Raw come to Germain Arena starting at 7:30 p.m. $15$95. 948-7825 or germainarena.com.SATURDAY8.29Purely Yoga Purely You Spa hosts a yoga class at 8:30 a.m. that targets back pain by strengthening the core. $18 includes complimentary aromatherapy and a $50 gift certificate toward a private yoga session. 3066 Tamiami Trail N. 331-8266 or purelyyouspa.com.Book Signing Kim McGuire signs copies of her new book, Flashback Katrina 10 Years After, starting at 11 a.m. at Dillards in Coastland Center. 262-2323 or dillards.com.All That Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. Donations appreciated. 213-3058 or email@example.com.Battle Royale Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts the final challenge in its month-long Battle of the Bands starting at noon in the Zig Zag Lounge. Free. (888) 218-0007 or seminolecasinoimmokalee.com. Peace and Paddleboarding Strive for perfect balance in a class that combines yoga and stand-up paddleboarding from 8:30-9:45 a.m. on the beach at Second Avenue North. $35 includes board rental; $15 if you bring your own board. Text 595-3199 to obtain confirmation beforehand.Photo Know-How Naples Digital Photo Club hosts Mike Corrado of Nikon Professional Services for a lecture about Energy, Impact and Emotion as key components of a photographic composition. Class starts at 9 a.m. at Florida Southwestern College. $30, includes club memberships and free admission to future lectures. Call Sonny Saunders at 777-0053 or visit dpisig.org for more information. Wonder Garden Kids can learn about the world of water from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday, Aug. 30, at Naples Botanical Garden. Regular admission applies. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.com.Tricks are for Kids Let Masquerade & Balloons Galore teach the kids some new tricks in a workshop from 2-3 p.m. Good for ages 8 and up. $15. 2100 Trade Center Way. Reservations required. 643-3330.Skate for Hope U.S. Olympians and National Champions converge on Germain Arena to skate for cancer research starting at 5 p.m. $15-$70. 9487825 or germainarena.com.He Knows Seminole Immokalee Casino hosts world-renowned psychic Gary Spivey at 7 p.m. $20. (800) 2180008 or seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.Clowning Around Brian Corrion, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Disgruntled Clown, brings his signature sense of humor to Room2Laugh at Nanas Diner at 8:30 p.m. $1 8. 5555 Golden Gate Parkway. 455-2844 or room2laugh.com.Teen Bounce Bounce! Trampoline Sports invites teens to Jump n Glow with lasers, black light and a deejay cranking up at 9 p.m. $25. 302-3848 or bouncenaples.com. SUNDAY8.30Sundays at the Pit Bobby James takes the outdoor stage at 1 p.m. at Six Bends Harley-Davidson. Free admission. 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers. 275-4647 or sixbends.com.MONDAY8.31Ommmm Chelseas Resale Shoppe hosts evening meditations starting at 5:15 p.m. every Monday. Peace offering welcome. 949 Second Ave. N. 261-0005. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Wind Rises (USA, 2013) at 7 p.m. A look at the life of Jiro Hirokoshi, who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY9.1Take a Walk Take a 90-minute guided stroll along the shaded, 2.25mile boardwalk at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary starting at 9:30 a.m. Free with regular admission ($12 for adults, $6 for college students, $4 for ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger). Limited to 12 participants. Tours are offered every Monday, Tuesday and Friday through October. 348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org.Rec Room The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts mah jongg, bridge and cards at 11:30 a.m. Free for members, $3 for non-members. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. The First Steps Pablo Repun Tango holds a lesson for beginners starting at 7 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or pablorepuntango.com.WEDNESDAY9.2Local History Naples Historical Society hosts a walking tour of Old Naples setting out at 9:30 a.m. from Historic Palm Cottage. Reservations required. $10 members, $16 nonmembers. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org. Love That Dress! The fifth annual Love That Dress! to benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee takes place at 6 p.m. at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Tickets are at lovethatdress.org.Paint FUNdraiser Vinos Picasso hosts a guided painting session at 6:30 p.m. to benefit the Collier County Bar Foundation. $46 includes all supplies. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 341-8750 or vinospicasso.com.Kids DIY Miromar Outlet hosts arts and crafts for kids from 3-12 years old starting at 10 a.m. in MundoFox Playland. Free. 948-3766 or miromaroutlets.com. Beach Yoga Candice Oligney of Green Monkey Yoga leads a gentle yoga class for all levels from 9-10 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Bring yoga mat, water, a towel and bug spray. $5 plus regular park entrance fee ($2 for bicyclists and walkers, $4 per car with one person, $6 per car with two or more people). Sign up by calling 598-1938 or visiting greenmonkey.com.COMING UPRanger Hike Join a ranger-led walk around Delnor-Wiggins State Park at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Free with park entry fee ($2 for bicyclists and walkers, $4 per car with one person, $6 per car with two or more people). 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org.Grow Organic Naples Botanical Garden hosts a workshop on organic vegetable production at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. $35 for Garden members, $40 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Garden Clinic Bring photos or samples of your ailing greenery to Naples Botanical Garden for diagnosis and tips from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 3. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Funny Face Naples Regional Library screens Funny Face (USA, 1957) at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. An impromptu fashion shoot at a bookstore results in a shop clerk being discovered. Free. Registration required. 2637768 or collierlibrary.org. Alla Fun! Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs invites guests to create a piece of art while enjoying pizza and wine starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. $55. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Free Concert Rick Howard and the Speedbumps perform on the lawn at Mercato starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Free. 250-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Foreign Film South Regional Library screens Amour (France, 2012) at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. When an octogenarian couples grown daughter has a stroke, their bond of love is severely tested. Free, registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Foxy Night The Betty Fox Band performs at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at ArtisNaples. $15. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Free Fun The Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers free admission to kids 12 and younger every Saturday in September. 262-0304 or conservancy.org. Find Furry Friends For Footed Friends and Collier County Domestic Animal Services host an adoption event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at the pet store. 13040 Livingston Road. 384-9999 or forfootedfriends.com. Improv Night Enjoy ad-libbing at its finest starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $12 for members, $15 non-members in advance, $17 at the door. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. T.G.I.M. The Fort Myers Film Festival kicks off a new season of T.G.I.M. screenings and discussions at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. sbdac.com. See and learn about the early-morning sights at Audubon Corkscrew Swam Sanctuary by taking a 90-minute guided stroll along the shaded, 2.25-mile boardwalk starting at 9:30 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Friday through October. Free with regular admission ($12 for adults, $6 for college students, $4 for ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger). Limited to 12 participants. 348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org.
9.2#PLAN IT The Betty Fox Band performs at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at ArtisNaples. $15. artisnaples.org The fifth annual Love That Dress! to benefit PACE Center for GirlsCollier at Immokalee starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Refresh your wardrobe at great prices for a great cause. lovethatdress.org NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOFilms for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Like Water for Chocolate (Mexico, 1992) at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7. Mama Elenas youngest daughter, Tita, is forced to take care of her mother and live with her former love after he marries her sister. $10. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Labor Day BBQ Naples Italian American Foundation hosts a barbecue buffet at 12:30 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. Bring a card game or board to enjoy with others. Make reservations by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. $15 for members, $18 for others. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Story Time Bring the kids to Lovers Key State Park for a reading of Eric Carles A House for Hermit Crab at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Reservations required. Free with park entry fee. 4634588 or floridastateparks.org. Free Film Headquarters Regional Library screens Still Alice (USA, 2015) at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers disease. Free, registration required. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0177 or collierlibrary.org. Take the Cannoli Naples International Film Festival screens The Godfather (1972) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato. $30. 775-3456 or silverspotcinema.com.Champagne & Chocolate Shulas Steakhouse hosts the fifth annual Champagne & Chocolate Sunset Cruise to benefit The United Way setting out on the Naples Princess at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. $85. Reservations required. 659-3176 or shulasnaples.com. Along Came a Spider Learn about Floridas spiders at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. Registration required. Free with park entry fee ($2 for bicyclists and walkers, $4 per car with one person, $6 per car with two or more people). 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Classical Concert South Regional Library hosts a chamber concert at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Raku for You Richard Rosen guides participants through painting a bisqued vase using the ancient technique of raku from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at his studio in the Naples Art District. $48 includes a casual buffet dinner. 2172 J&C Blvd. 821-0161 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Funny Lady Comedian Tammy Pescatelli takes the stage at Off the Hook Comedy Club Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 10-13. Check website for prices and showtimes. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehoodcomedy. com.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens 3 Tzameti (France, 2005) at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Sebastian follows instructions not meant for him while a cop is tailing him into a degenerate, clandestine world where men gamble with each others lives. $10. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Military Lecture Hodges University presents a lecture about Nathan Bedford Forrest at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Vi at Bentley Village. 561 Bentley Village Court. $25. 598-6133 or hodges.edu. Skate for Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to breast cancer research and education, glides into Germain Arena on Saturday for a show featuring U.S. Olympians and National Champions in figure skating. germainarena.com 8.29 Brian Corrion, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Disgruntled Clown, brings his signature sense of humor to Room2Laugh at Nanas Diner at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. $18. 5555 Golden Gate Parkway. room2laugh. com 8.29 8.29 Known locally for his Tuesday gigs on B103.9-FM, Gary Spivey brings his psychic talents to Seminole Casino Immokalee at 7 p.m. Saturday. seminolecasino immokalee.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City 239-263-2734 NaplesWaterfrontDining.com Watch the Sun Set, and the Moon Rise while Dining on the Water at M.A. + J.T.By Scott Collier, Port CharlotteMadeline Adair was nine years old when she moved into the green house across the street from Jack Thompson's yellow one. The moment he saw her drag herself out of her parents' car and trudge up to the front door, he knew she was the one. She was his age. He would walk her to school every day. They would be in the same class. They would always be together. It was a revelation a prophecy. Destiny. Maddie paused on the welcome mat. She felt eyes on her. She cocked her head to the side and cut her eyes over to look at Jack looking back at her from across the street. She would always know when he was staring at her. She smiled at him with the corner of her mouth and then darted inside. This new, green house would be OK. Jack melted beneath his basketball hoop. They were perpetually dirty. Dirty clothes, dirty hands, dirty knees, dirty faces. Maddie wore her blond hair every which way but how her mother wanted. Jackie-boy---as she alone called him---rarely combed his hopelessly cowlicked, brown hair. They were inseparable from the start, like two railroad tracks, forever running and playing together everywhere except their own backyards. A hobo's ride through Arrowhead, Arkansas, would take you past all their secret forts in the woods. In the afternoons, you were sure to catch a glimpse of two half-feral children chasing something, or each other, between the trees and down the riverbanks. July 4th was celebrated each year with reworks at Calloway Hill Park downtown. That rst summer, Maddie grabbed Jack's wrist and pulled him off the picnic table bench. Their mothers reproached them about running with hotdoglled bellies. They cackled and plunged down the long, grassy slope toward an abandoned railroad tunnel cutting through the base of the hill. The great, yawning maw greeted them with inky blackness and the promise of cool quietude within. Jack hesitated. "What's the matter?" Maddie asked, irritated. She tugged on his aching wrist, leading him to the entrance. In the distance, the tunnel faithfully terminated with a keyhole-sized aperture of blinding sunshine. Jack balked again. "Come on!" chided Maddie. "You're not scared, are ya?" "Im not scared. I just..." A chill draft billowed out of the tunnel. Maddie closed her eyes and faced into the inviting breeze, her dirty blond hair uttering off her shoulders. Jack stared at her. She was fearless magnetic. "Do ya love me, Jackie-boy?" Maddie inquired lowly. She opened and then cut her eyes to look at him looking at her. "I... Yes. I guess so. Maddie, I..." Jack melted under the bricked archway. Maddie smiled her halfsmile at him. "Prove it!" she shouted and dashed off into the abyss before them. Without thinking, Jack entered the tunnel, stumbling over ties and rocks and groping about in vain. Now a hundred yards inside, his eyes had only just begun to make out the faintest of shadowy contrasts. Jack stopped. "Maddie!" he called out, the tremulousness of his voice echoing up and down the length of the tunnel. "Yes?" she whispered. He wheeled around and was immediately confronted by a dark silhouette inches from his face. Suddenly, her hands sprang out and grabbed him viselike by the shoulders. She leaned in and kissed him square on the lips. Two Mississippi, three Mississippi. Her lips were ice cold. Suddenly, she disengaged and pushed him backwards with a jolt. He fell hard on the unforgiving gravel and timber. Jack lay there for a minute in pain and ecstasy, thinking about a lot of things. "You gonna lie there all day?" Maddie's voice came bounding down the shaft. He sat up and saw her crouched over at the tunnels entrance, her icy hands moving together with exertion against the interior wall. He quickly rejoined her there. She stood up and dropped an old, rusty railroad spike. Together, they beheld her handiwork: M.A. + J.T., deeply etched into the masonry, encircled with a large heart. Arrowhead grew bigger. Jack grew taller. Maddie grew wilder. She stole candy bars and magazines from the corner store. She shoplifted earrings and CDs from the mall. She smoked cigarettes and chugged cans of beer pilfered from her deadbeat father. She ransacked her mother's medicine cabinet for pain pills. She got caught half of the time. Jack resentfully took the rap for her whenever he could. Justice is as blind as love, though. She did a stint in juvenile detention. Afterwards, Maddie wised up just enough to escape the long arm of the law, as well as her mother's short, shaky reach. Her dad got pinched a couple of times for buying smack. Jack couldn't have escaped her gravity, even if he had wanted to. She was too powerful too entropic. He stared at her as the moon stares at the Earth, night and day, unturning. As the latest authority gure upbraided her, she would cut her eyes at her Jackie-boy, seeing him scowling at her. The corner of her mouth would smile at him, and he would melt under her cosmic radiation. In high school, Jack made varsity this and All-American that. He managed to get A's and B's when Maddie wasn't raising hell. His G.P.A. remained high enough, and he was offered a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Arkansas. His life was straightening out in front of him, just like those railroad tracks which would bear him straight out of Arrowhead to Fayetteville. Maddie, on the other hand, won Most likely to get suspended. A German shepherd nally did her in, though, senior year. She was expelled for having painkillers in her locker. Jack's childhood prophecy held mostly true. When they could be together, they were together. She went to his games. He went with her to court. They sat next to each other in the movie theater Maddie watching the lm, Jack watching Maddie. She would feel him staring at her and roughly grab his wrist. Then, she would cut her eyes at him and smile her half-smile. Her hands and lips were always ice cold. Jack graduated in June. Maddie promised she would go for her G.E.D. after he left for college in August. They went downtown to Calloway Hill Park on the Fourth of July as usual, but they missed the reworks that year. Police cars and ambulances will often forego their sirens in the wee hours of the morning, but their red and blue, ashing lights can still wake up a neighborhood. Jack had been home only a few hours. Now, he sat up in bed and looked out the window at the green house across the street. The lights were all on. Uniformed people passed in and out through the front doorway. Upstairs, the shade in Maddie's bedroom window was pulled down, but intermittent ashes of white betokened someone taking photographs. Soon, a man stepped out of the green house and into the middle of the street. White shirt, black tie, gold badge. He leveled his eyes at the yellow house in front of him, then up brie y at Jack's darkened, bedroom window. The detective lowered his head and visibly sighed despondent. He continued up the agstones leading to the Thompsons front door. Earlier that evening, as the sun was setting on Arrowhead, Arkansas, and the cloudless sky foretold yet another splendid reworks display, Jack Thompson and Madeline Adair took a long walk down to the base of Calloway Hill. He had his arm around her as they walked. All afternoon, he had held her close to him. She had seemed different lately softer. Frailer. Was he only now noticing this? How long had she been fading? Yet, was she not still happy? He had never known her to be otherwise, despite everything. They had shared their youth with each other, and they were as happy now as in the beginning. Presently, they stood beside each other beneath the bricked archway of the tunnels entrance, gazing down fondly upon a heartshaped mathematics expression. "Do you remember that day?" she asked him. "It was the Fourth of July, shortly after I moved to Arrowhead." Her voice was faint and sweet. "Of course I remember," replied Jack tenderly. "How could I forget?" "Do you remember what I asked you, Jackie-boy?" she quizzed him. "Right here?" "Yes." Jack was staring at her now, as before as ever since. "Do you remember my answer?" Maddie looked through the blackness of the tunnel, all the way to the now dimming point of light at the far end, just as she had done those many years before. Then, she cut her eyes toward Jack, seeing him staring at her, melting under her spell. She turned herself completely to face him this time, smiling broadly and fully up at him. M.A. reached out and gently took J.T.'s hand, her ngers interlacing with his in a warm union. "Prove it," she said. He followed her into the abyss. WRITING CHALLENGE First wave of entries roll in for annual contest Dozens of entries have already come in for the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge, this newspapers call to amateur authors to have their work printed. Two winners will receive a ticket each to the Sanibel Island Writers Conference Nov. 5-8. Using the photo shown here as a starting point for your creative process, wed like you to come up with a narrative work of fiction of 1,500 words or less. There is no minimum length. No poems, please. Florida Weekly will accept your original stories in Word format or pasted into the body of an email until midnight, Saturday, Aug. 29. There will be more photo prompts in the months to come. Previous entrants are welcome to submit again. Email your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will print the best submissions. No snail mail copies will be accepted. Be sure to include your name, address and contact information with your submission. The earlier we receive your submission, the better your shot at being printed. For more information on the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, visit fgcu. edu/siwc. Thanks for writing, and good luck.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 The Newest Art Gallery in The Naples Art District is GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday by Appointment 6240 Shirley Street, Unit 104, Naples(239) 596-5099 FEATURING ART FROM LOCAL AND REGIONAL ARTISTS: JACK MEGELA Photography HOLLY MANNECK Mixed Media JOHN ZIDEK Sculpture DIANE WHITING Mixed Media JO-ANN SANBORN Acrylic on CanvassArt For Everyone FILM CAPSULESStraight Outta Compton 1/2(OShea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell) The early days of pioneering rap group N.W.A. are highlighted in this tremendous biopic from director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job). The music and story are well done, but the real highlight of the film is the performances, particularly Mr. Mitchell as Eazy-E. Rated R.The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1/2(Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander) In 1963, a CIA agent (Mr. Cavill) and KGB agent (Mr. Hammer) reluctantly work together to stop the construction and sale of a nuclear warhead. It has some whimsical, breezy charm and decent action, but theres nothing spectacular here. Rated PG-13.Fantastic Four (Jamie Bell, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan) Young scientists teleport to an alternate dimension, only to return with superpowers. You can see the potential, but poor story structure undoes anything the movie has going for it. Rated PG-13.Ricki and the Flash (Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer) With her daughters (Ms. Gummer) marriage in shambles, distant Ricki (Ms. Streep) comes back to town to offer support. Too bad shes not wanted. For a cast of this caliber, from a script by Diablo Cody and directed by Jonathan Demme, we have a right to expect much more than this standard and predictable dramedy. Rated PG-13.Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin) Ethan (Mr. Cruise) and his team try to stop a terrorist while the director of the CIA (Mr. Baldwin) wants to hold him accountable for all the damage Ethan has caused. Its an absolute blast, except for the action sequence at an opera, which lacks suspense. Still, youll enjoy the high-octane ride. Rated PG-13.Irrational Man 1/2(Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey) A depressed philosophy professor (Mr. Phoenix) finds a new zest for life, and its not necessarily coming from relationships with his student (Ms. Stone) or his colleague (Ms. Posey). Writer/director Woody Allen is in top form, telling a psychologically and morally complex story. Rated R.Vacation (Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann) Loving father Rusty (Mr. Helms) takes his wife (Ms. Applegate) and kids to Walley World, just as his father (Chevy Chase) did with the family 30 years earlier. Although its a loving homage to the original Vacation (1983), its not nearly as funny. Rated R.Pixels (Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage) When aliens misinterpret a time capsule space probe containing 1982 video games as an act of war, gamer champions of yesteryear are called in to save the world. Theres no denying its stupid, but its also good, clean fun. I got a kick out of it. Rated PG-13.
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To that end, this years finalists are: Ariadne on the Island, by Kato McNickle Beginning on an island of refuge during a mechanized war zone, this new play tells the story of a hard fought conflict from four perspectives: Peter, the hero; Via, the comrade in arms; Dante, former leader of the resistance; and Ana, daughter of an enemy commandant. With a story that todays audiences will connect with, while at the same time borrowing beautifully from the theatrical and historical past, Ariadne on the Island asks the timely and important questions: What are the effects of war on varied peoples? How do we recreate ourselves and our social structure in destructions wake? And can we ever truly love our enemy? Embalmed, Buried, Gone, by Ashlin Halfnight When a young man kills himself under unusual and upsetting circumstances, his sisters immediately return to their childhood home in Michigan to honor his memory. When the town denies his body a proper burial, and even a funeral looks unlikely, the family members battle fiercely amongst themselves to claim his legacy and to come to terms with his life and death. Other than Honorable, by Jamie Pachino Grace Rattigan is a former military officer who resigned her commission under sealed terms and now works in a high-profile Washington, D.C., law firm. When a new client arrives at her office AWOL after stabbing her immediate superior Graces old wounds are reopened. As she pursues the case, the layers of her own experience with the bases commanding officer leave Grace at a crossroads: She can come forward and tell the truth about her past, or she can stay AWOL from that part of her life. Touching on hot -button issues in the news right now, Other Than Honorable is the story of one woman confronting the real meaning of the militarys codes of honor, courage and loyalty. White, by James Ijames Gus wants to be a famous painter, and Vanessa wants to be a famous actor. When the two artistic dreamers cross paths, their assumptions about being an artist and making art are dismantled. Gus desire to be acquired by a major contemporary art museum looking for new perspectives inspires him to sculpt a woman to claim his work as her own. This modern take on the Frankenstein tale spins out of control as it explores issues of race, gender, sexuality and art. Here is the schedule of the staged readings: 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24: Embalmed, Buried, Gone 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25: Ariadne on the Island 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26: Other Than Honorable 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27: White Tickets are $15 for each performance. Call 261-7529 or visit gulfshoreplayhouse. org. PLAYSFrom page 1COURY I am passionate about what I view as one of Gulfshore Playhouses most significant tasks: developing the next generation of contemporary playwrights and growing the canon of American theater. Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse
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But wood has been somewhat neglected as art, although highly regarded for useful furniture. Eighteenth-century furniture was made with hand tools and decorated with carvings, inlay and the selection of attractive grain in the woods. The 19th century increased the amount of carved decoration. By the 1890s, there were Black Forest benches, tables, hall trees and other furniture held by life-sized carved wooden bears. Twentieth-century craftsman and artist George Nakashima (1905-1990) made his unique wooden art furniture from slabs of wood. Wendell Castle (born 1932) made modern furniture, including a carved wooden coat and hat rack holding a wooden coat, and a park bench that appears to be growing from a tall tangle of vines. Artists today are using wood to make sculptures, statues, puzzle boxes and huge burl bowls that are sold at art galleries, not furniture stores. Now is the time to start collecting wooden art. There are artists making everything from realistic to abstract and science fiction-inspired carvings. Go to art shows, or just browse the Internet and find the carvings that you admire. Trust your taste. There are caricatures, humorous figures, life-size statues and tiny imaginary animals. A talented Italian artist, Livio De Marchi, makes life-like carvings of everyday items. He leaves them unpainted so the wood grain and defects will show. A golf bag with six clubs, a single piece of carved wood, sold for $3,240 at a recent Skinner auction in Boston. Q: I have two gunpowder dispensers that I believe are from the Civil War era and belonged to a relative who fought in that war. One is made of copper and the other of leather. Both are in great condition and work well. One still has grains of gunpowder in it. Is there any monetary or historical value to these items? Im considering donating them to a museum. A: First, get rid of the gunpowder! Old explosives can be dangerous. You can take the powder flask to a gun range and ask them to dispose of the residual powder. Reenactors and people who collect Civil War memorabilia might be interested in your powder flasks, especially if you can give them information about your ancestor and his service in the Civil War. Powder flasks that are signed or have decoration sell for more than plain powder flasks. A signed copper Civil War powder flask sold for $47, and another for $135 recently. Leather powder flasks with historically significant decoration sell for $100 or more. Q: I recently bought a bankers chair by W.B. Moses & Sons dated 1914. There doesnt seem to be much information about their furniture. What can you tell me about the company and its furniture? A: W.B. Moses opened a furniture store in Washington, D.C., in the 1860s. Business expanded and by 1898 W.B. Moses & Sons occupied several buildings, including shops and manufacturing facilities. The company redecorated some of the rooms in the White House in 1881, supplying new carpeting, drapes, and furniture. Value of your chair, $50-$100. Q: I received this lamp from my mother-in-law. Its brass, has a pierced corrugated frame over a burner, and a small plaque on the front that has a wolf and reads Permissible Miners Flame Safety Lamp, Safety Lamp Co. of America. It also has a tag with the number 28 and a hook for hanging. Can you tell me a little about its history and value? A: You have a coal miners lamp, made by the Wolf Safety Lamp Co. of America of Brooklyn, N.Y. Until the development of safe electric lamps in the early 1900s, coal miners used flame lamps to provide light. Lamps with open flames could ignite flammable gas or dust and cause explosions, so safety lamps were invented to enclose the flame. Before World War I, Wolf was a distributor for safety lamps made in Germany. After the war, the company made lamp tools and accessories and their own safety lamps that burned naphtha, vegetable oil and carbide. Wolf operated until the 1960s. Your lamp burned a mixture of carbide and water. The "permissible" engraved on the lamp means it passed safety tests and was approved by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (in 1921), and the hang tag represents the miners number. Your lamp is from the early 1920s and is worth about $100. Tip: To avoid breakage, glasses should be stored with the rims up. The rim is weak and easily chipped if bounced on a hard surface. Keep the glasses a half inch apart and never stack one inside the other. 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 Kovel, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. No, its not a golf bag. It is a life-sized unpainted wood sculpture by a contemporary Italian artist. It sold at a Skinner auction, Skinnerinc.com, in Boston for $3,240.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 (239) 992-099126107 HICKORY BLVD., BONITA SPRINGSVISIT BY LAND: 2 miles North of Bonita Beach Rd. & Docs Beach House VISIT BY SEA: Look for Channel Marker 60 on Estero Bay and head West Follow Us On Serving Lunch & Dinner: Tuesday Saturday 11am 9pm | Sunday 11am 8pm LOBSTERFEST1 lb. Live Maine$24.99ALL DAY EVERY DAYWEDNESDAYS: $3 Fish TacosOrder as many as you like!FRIDAYS: Fish FryAll You Can Eat! Flaky Alaskan Cod $13.50 BOGO 50%Purchase One Entre and Receive the Second at Half Price18% Gratuity Added Before Coupon. One Coupon Per Couple. May Not Be Combined with Any Other Offer or Special. Expires 9/12/15. Get Out of Your Zip Code and Discover Bonita's Hidden Waterfront Gem. EST. 1969 Reservations 239.430.4999 | Private Dining 239.659.3176 Located at the Hilton Naples | 5111 Tamiami Trail Northwww.ShulasNaples.com Thank You FOR VOTING US THE BEST STEAK HOUSE .Celebrate With Us! LUNCH PRIME RIB FRIDAYSJoin Us Every Friday 11:30am to 2:30pmONLY $9.95Reservation Required*does not include sales tax & gratuity DINNERJoin Us For Dinner & Enjoy our SHULA CUT 12oz. New York StripONLY $24.95*does not include sales tax & gratuity 5 5 CUISINE NEWS The Naples Winter Wine Festival has released a first look at some of the auction lots that will be on the block for festival guests in 2016. The heart of the Naples Winter Wine Festival is the live auction, and our amazing team has assembled some of the most exciting auction lots weve ever seen, says Tom Moran, cochair for next year. He means what he says. Among the exotic, indulgent packages up for bid next year: dinner with country star Martina McBride; a private tour and dinner at Versailles; a trip to New York City for dinner with a Broadway star and tickets to his/her show; custom and engraved rings from goldsmith Christoph Wellendorf; two magnums of Hamel Family Wines and a trip to Sonoma Valley that includes a private tour, tasting and dinner at the Hamel Family Estate; private access to Bulgaris High Jewelry event and a private preview of Bulgaris latest High Jewelry collection; 14 nights aboard The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on Earth. Since 2001, the festivals live auctions have raised more than $135 million to support the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which gives out annual grants that have provided more than 200,000 local children with services and resources. The Naples Winter Wine Festival: Great Expectations takes place Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 28-31. Ticket packages start at $10,000 per couple. For more information, call (888) 837-4919 or visit napleswinefestival.com. Take Note: Dagnys Spirits hosts a free wine and liquor tasting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9421 or dagnysspirits.com. The fifth annual Shulas Steakhouse Champagne & Chocolate Sunset Cruise to benefit The United Way of Collier County sets sail aboard the Naples Princess at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. Guests will enjoy hors doeuvres and giveaways while sipping bubbly provided by Shulas and sweets from Norman Love Confections. $85. To make reservations, call Jeff Jerome at 659-3176 or visit shulasnaples.com. Email dining and restaurant news to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org.Naples Winter Wine Festival gives sneak peek at 2016 auction lots lindseyNESMITHlnesmith@floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 C25 / 2 Off Bottle Wine Wednesday(Bottles under $100)Early DiningDaily 5 6:30pm$26.95 3 CoursesDate Night Sunday nights3 Courses $50 per coupleSUNDAYDat Nigh3-COURSE DINNER $50 per coupleDAILYLunc Specia2 for $14 Pick 2 lunch items $14 per personMONDAY SATURDAY 5PM 6PMEarl Dninb MentFeaturing29.95 STEAK & LOBSTERTHURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTSLin MusiThe Incorrigiblesfeaturing, Susie Hulcher DATE NIGHT3 Course Dinner for 2$50Sunday Dinner $4 at four o'clock $5 at five $6 at six $7 at seven $8 at eight $9 at nine $10 at ten$55 Perrier-Jout bottles all day throughout the restaurant.Available in the lounge and bar only! 4-10pm TuesdaysCHAMPAGNE TUESDAYS 239 435 1166 1177 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA CAMPIELLO.DAMICO.COM 239 213 3357 494 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA CAFELURCAT.COM2for $12239. 598 0887 MERCATO, NAPLES 9123 STRADA PLACE MASA-RESTAURANT.COMHAPPY HOUR $ 5 Sunday-Thursday 3pm 6pm & 10pm-Close Friday & Saturday 3pm 6pm & 11pm-CloseDAILY LUNCH SPECIAL PICK 2Margaritas House Wine Draft Beers AppetizersFIRST Hearts of Palm Salad / Chicken Quesadilla Romain & Frutas Salad / Chicken Tortilla soup SECOND Steak Tacos / Fish Tacos / Duro Tacos Carnitas Tacos / Chicken Tamalebar only Ave n ue Wine, Beer, Appetizers54PM 6PM & 10PM Close$ HAPPY HOURon th5 ( BAR ONLY ) DAILY2 for $12 LUNCHPick 2 items for 12 dollarsFIRSTCaesar Salad Campiello House Salad / Soup of the DaySECONDMargherita Pizza / Primi Cavatelli Primi Penne / Half Spit Roasted Beef Half SpitRoasted Turkey Breast Panini THE DISH The Dish: The Veggie sandwich The Price: $7.50 The Place: Sweet Carolines 11121 Health Park Blvd. The Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. The Full Menu: sweetcarolinesnaples.com The Details: Last week, I embarked on an ill-advised health crusade that intersected with an unplanned lunch date. While this endeavor promises some scintillating menu selections for this column, the Veggie sandwich at Sweet Carolines is one nutritious item that wont leave well-intentioned gluttons like myself crying in our sprouts. Between two slices of homemade wheat bread, youll find cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, shredded carrots, green olives, sprouts and Parmesan cheese, all moistened with honey mustard dressing. The olives and dressing sound like an odd combination, but its actually genius, the briney bite of the olives cutting through the honey mustard in a way that keeps diners chomping through about two RDAs worth of vegetables. One More Thing: The caf has two cases of fresh-baked goods that sorely tested my resolve to cut sugar. Should you find yourself at Sweet Carolines, order a brownie in my honor. Lindsey Nesmith email@example.com
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Good till 9/30/15.Waterfront Dining at its Best Lunch Special EVERYDAY11:30AM TO 3:00 PM ONE PLATE, TWO COURSES$12.95 Welcome to ourFIRST SEATING 3-COURSE DINNER4:00PM TO 6:00 PM $22.15 Half Price HAPPY HOURBetween 3:00PM TO 6:00 PM PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule reviews of previous restaurant reviews: The Bay House, 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples; 591-3837 When youre seated in the dining room gazing out on the tranquil mangrove-lined Cocohatchee River, its hard to believe busy U.S. 41 is just yards away. The grand view is matched by superb food and polished service. Executive Chef Andy Hunter and his team do a masterful job of showcasing fresh seafood with a nod to carnivores in the form of steak and one chicken dish. An appetizer called South of Broad features perfectly cooked fried green tomatoes, tangy goat feta, basil puree and tomato jam. A roasted beet and citrus salad with horseradish panna cotta was equally good. The Coastal Pan Roast featured golden tilefish, shrimp, a Tampa devil crab, Carolina gold rice, baby vegetables, corn pudding and red wine sauce. Seafood pirlau, a Low Country version of bouillabaisse, contained scallops, shrimp, mussels and an outstanding house-made seafood sausage in a mild seafood brandade served with seafood fumet on the side. Florida Sunshine goat cheese cheesecake with pink grapefruit gelee and pools of blood orange and lemon curd, finished with tangy lime granita was an excellent end to a topnotch meal. Full bar. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2014 Lamoraga, 3936 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 331-3669 The first U.S. branch of this stylish Spanish chain features contemporary tapas in a setting to match. Pick a table or settle in at the sprawling tapas bar and watch the culinary team craft dishes such as berenjenas, three small fried eggplant with smoky, crisp skins filled with soft flesh, topped with tobiko flakes, mirin and honey; artisanal meat and cheese plates; Andalusian garlic shrimp; and Moorish lamb skewers. There are large plates as well such as baked black cod, beef short ribs and dry-aged New York strip steak. For dessert, try the warm roasted fig tart with pistachio ice cream. Lamoraga does a fine job on beverages as well, with an interesting selection of wines and cocktails served by an eager-to-please staff. Full bar. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2014 Pizza Fusion, The Gateway of Naples Shopping Center, 2146 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 262-8111 Pizza Fusions food tastes good, and the burgeoning franchise does good at the same time. The eco-friendly chain offers a menu thats 75 percent organic, with vegan and gluten-free options available and easily identified on the menu. While pizza gets a starring role here, other worthy contenders include the zucchini al forno (zucchini stuffed with walnuts, breadcrumbs and bell pepper) and salads such as the pear and gorgonzola with a vibrant balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Pizzas come in two sizes: personal and large. We liked the Greek, a mix of kalamata olives, roma tomatoes, organic tomato sauce, feta, parsley, mozzarella and provolone on a crisp multigrain crust. And dont skip dessert: The fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookies are divine. Beer and wine served. Food: 1/2 Service: Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed January 2014 Poached (formerly Toast) of Bonita, 24600 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 221-8256 With its sweet homemade banana bread, creative French bread stuffings and flights of food fancy (see the I Dont Want Salad Salad topped with a burger and fries), Poached torches some of the predictability of going out for breakfast or lunch. If youre bananas about fruit for the morning meal, tuck into the banana-bread French toast topped with bananas. Cant decide between a BLT and an egg salad sandwich? Poached puts them together in one buttery croissant. The Country Benedict was a filling combination of flaky biscuits (swapped for the usual toasted English muffins), peppery pork sausage patties instead of Canadian bacon, sauted mushrooms and onions. The eggs were perfectly poached, with silken whites and sunny, creamy yolks. Its hard to imagine a better or heartier Benedict. Even ho-hum chicken salad gets a tasty makeover stuffed into a pineapple with dried cherries and other goodies. Beer and wine served. Food: 1/2 Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2014 Ridgway Bar & Grill, Third Street South and 13th Avenue South, Naples; (239) 262-5500 Chef/owner Tony Ridgway has been offering great food and service in stylish setting for 37 years at a variety of top-notch restaurants. Ridgway Bar & Grill combines some of the best features of all that came before (Truffles, Chefs Garden and Villa Pescatore, among them). The garden from Chefs Garden is still splendid. The wine list is exemplary. All the baked goods are made in-house, including the breads served as a prelude to the meal. A goatcheese tart with ratatouille was superb and big enough to share. Mussels arrived in a hot cast-iron skillet and were perfectly done in a flavorful broth. Whether you want chicken potpie or pan-roasted Florida shrimp with a sweet corn grit cake, Scottish salmon filet with braised lentil and leeks, a simple steak or a vegetable plate selected from 13 options, it is all available. And save room for dessert; the Truffles carrot cake is always a good bet. Full bar. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed November 2014 n Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Vergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 239.659.7008 Visit www.VerginaRestaurant.com For Our Menu SUNDAY NIGHT SEAL THE DEALClicqout Rose or Clicqout Yellow Label Veuve $7.5MARTINI MONDAYHappy Hour All NightTWO FOR TUESDAYOn All Ketel One Cocktails WE OWN THE NIGHT WEDNESDAYBelvedere Vodka Cocktails $5 Belvedere Vodka Martinis $7.5REFRESHING THURSDAY SUMMER SIZZLERS Ciroc Peach on the Beach $7.5 Captain Morgan Lime Bite Mojitos $7.5 Nolets Silver Peach Lemonade $7.5 Smirnoff Moscow Mules $7.5 Summer Sizzles at the BarPlease Drink Responsibly CUISINEFresh tortillas part of Tortilleria La Rancheritas claim to fame The renown that Tortilleria La Rancherita in Bonita Springs has earned for its tacos belies the modest setting where the staff cranks out thousands of fresh tortillas a day. Half grocery/half restaurant, Rancherita seats just 30 diners but then, three-quarters of its business is takeout, according to owner and professionally trained chef Paul Judice. Those fresh tortillas are a key component of what have been called the best tacos in Southwest Florida. The fresh, hot corn tortillas certainly play an important if not the most important role, but the other components need to be fresh, loud with flavor and seasoned well, Mr. Judice says. Fresh corn tortillas are the staple and foundation of Mexican food, and without them you cant expect anything else to be done right. We started in 1999 with fresh corn tortillas, a Coke machine and cans of jalapenos. Yes, our tortilla machine is big and requires a lot of TLC, but shes well worth it. This is what we founded our business on. On weekdays, we manufacture about 5,000 corn tortillas and on the weekends about 10,000 a day. Q: At what point did you find your passion for cooking and decide to devote your career to it? A: As a young child, I had great interest and curiosity for food. My father specialized in Asian cuisine and grilling. My mother was the commander of the kitchen, knowledgeable off the cuff to pull anything off, and always experimenting with recipes to expose the truth, sometimes with sultry star ratings. We were the guinea pigs, but it didnt matter, because we all knew she tried her best and played by the rules. My parents offered unfettered access to the kitchen, and by high school my passion for food was realized. On to Johnson & Wales, and the rest is history. Q: What have you learned about succeeding in the food industry since opening in 1999? A: There was the understanding that high standards and quality had to be established and implemented from day one. Fast-forward almost 16 years and we have still held that commitment. Its also been the most challenging. I believe passion, dedication, hard work and sacrifice are all important components of success, but more important is applying a balanced approach to what means the most to you, leading to happiness. Q: What role does your wife, Yesenia, play in the business? A: Yesenia has been the heart and soul of our restaurant. She has lent unconditional inspiration and respect to our clientele and employees. Shes been gifted with presentation, which encourages customers who just want to come in for one or two items to purchase more. She is also 100 percent Mexican, so you know that the flavors that are represented and influenced by the passion and love that she brings to the longevity and success of this unique dive. Q: Did you learn Mexican cooking from her? A: Yesenia inspired me to learn more about Mexican cuisine when she made me a torta de jamon (grilled Mexican ham sandwich). From that day forward, I could not resist the bold, loud but simple ingredients that this cuisine embraces. I also have traveled to Mexico on numerous occasions and read many books to gain knowledge and understanding. Through trial and error, this has resulted in recipes that I believe are delish. Q: I appreciate the fact that you dont top dishes with loads of cheddar cheese and sour cream like a lot of Americanized Mexican restaurants. Do you think most Americans understand what authentic Mexican food is? A: People who have traveled to Mexico/Central America or have lived in states like Texas, Arizona or California are in the know about how real Mexican food should look and taste. Unfortunately, too many people not only here locally, but also nationwide havent had the pleasure and experience of enjoying the embodiment of true Mexican flavor. Q: The tamales arent always available, though I did enjoy some the last time I visited. They were so light but had just enough structure to hold together. Are they difficult to make? A: Tamales are certainly a science and take time, almost like baking, as it relates to the measuring of ingredients, preparation and cooking. We cook in small batches to maximize the freshness of the tamale, and at times clientele will walk in and order large quantities, which is why we dont always have them available. My suggestion would be to call ahead for large orders and know that if were out, we normally will have availability the following day. Q: Any plans to expand the menu or the business? A: The menu has just been fine-tuned and updated, so there are no major changes on the horizon. There are new projects pending on franchising the great stories that have made us successful. Stay tuned! Q: What do you do when youre not thinking about food, talking about food or making food? A: Stay positive, make a difference, take care of myself as best I can and spend as much time as possible with my three beautiful children. Email food and restaurant news to firstname.lastname@example.org. drew STERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com Paul Judice>> Age: 42 >> Restaurants: Tortilleria La Rancherita 26751 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 4984633 (dine-in/carryout); 5474 Rattlesnake Hammock Road, Naples, 417-5611 (carryout only); 316 New Market Road W., Immokalee, 658-2777 (carryout only); 4960 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, 331-7220 (carryout only) >> Hometown: Wendell Depot, Mass. >> Culinary education: Culinary arts program, Franklin County Vocational Technical School, Turners Falls, Mass.; Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. >> Previous restaurant experience: The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples; Marriott Marco Beach Resort, Marco Island. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYChef Porfirio Guebarra runs the tortilla machine while Chef Paul Judice shows off the finished product at Tortilleria La Rancherita. Monica Mendoza works in the kitchen and the dining room.
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