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Naples' CityFest brings two weeks of art, food and drink, entertainment and more

May 1, 2011 - May 14, 2011

It’s a food festival and sporting event. It’s shopping and fishing. It’s music and drama. History, jazz, wine and movies — all to celebrate Naples.Naples, FL 34102239-213-1000 / website

Enjoy a fabulous two-week celebration! City Fest 2011 will be highlighting and celebrating the City's variety and uniqueness of the downtown retail a... Read more

Head down to Crayton Cove to see the action at the 35th annual Great Dock Canoe Race.

Hardcore paddlers and local celebrities try to best the competition on Saturday morning, while the rest of us get an early start on the weekend’s parties. This year’s theme is "Rednecks and Royalty," so grab your best camouflage outfit or your fanciest tiara and come enjoy one of Naples’ best-loved traditions on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. (263-9940).

With stone crab season ending on the 15th,

Monday is likely your last day to partake in Southwest Florida’s signature seafood. Head down to Truluck’s on Fifth Avenue South for an elegantly served platter of claws, or go smash them yourself at one of six Pincher’s Crab Shack locations in Collier and Lee. Both restaurant chains own their own crabbing companies so they are good bets to have a few claws left.


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  • In the Know: What’s up with Mangrove Café, Bert's and Alice Sweetwater's?

  • PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Great Dock Canoe Race through the years

  • Collier Commission blog: County to sue developers for access to the historic Ted Smallwood in Chokoloskee.

  • Fresh From Florida" Recipes


    Buzz's Lighthouse - Casual Waterfront Restaurant | in Naples that offers seafood, sandwiches, salads, and more. Located just steps from the beach . Buzz's is tucked among some of North Naples' priciest real estate. It's a Frisbee toss from the Ritz-Carlton. Buzz's Lighthouse Restaurant on Gulfshore Drive has the virtue of a water view, in this case Vanderbilt Lagoon.

    The Boathouse on Naples Bay | Naples, FL | Naples only "Over the Water" Waterfront RestaurantOffering the most spectacular view of Naples Bay. Casual dining with a spectacular view. - Can you imagine relaxing with good food and the wonderful panorama of Naples Bay spreading out before you?

    Riverwalk Restaurant | at Tin City - A Naples favorite since 1979, the Riverwalk Restaurant menu features a value-oriented array of ... 1200 5th Avenue South,

    The Dock | (Naples, FL) Bay views, great food and a laid-back attitude have made the Dock a Naples tradition for locals and visitors since 1976.

    Kellys Fish House | - Dining Room - Naples, Florida Kelly's Fish House Dining Room has been a tradition since 1952 and is proud to be the oldest, most respected seafood restaurant in Naples. ... This family-owned establishment is directly on the Gordon River, cozily nestled by the bridge on the east bank, an easy drive from anywhere in town.

    ‘Sip of Fifth’ Highlight Festive Downtown Charity Events

    The ‘Sip of Fifth’ Event is an exciting opportunity to travel the world of wines…block by block to discover and learn more about wines from Tuscany, Bordeaux, California and other New World Wine producers. Wine stops down Fifth will be paired with ‘small tastes’ from all the restaurant favorites on 5th. The cost of this tasting and pairing seminar is only $50 and includes wines from top producers such as Jordan, Mondavi, Franciscan, Antinori, Chateau St. Michelle and Krug to name just a few. In addition all ticket holders can receive 20% off dinner checks and several participating restaurants. Tickets are on sale now for the Sip of Fifth on Friday May 13 by calling 239-434-2562. More info here

    35th Annual Great Dock Canoe Race

    May 14, 2011

    845 - 12th Ave. S.Naples, FL 34102239-594-8875 / website

    This annual Naples tradition marks the end to the busy winter season and the start of summer fun, and is probably Naples' best-loved spectator sport. ... Read more

    Chipotle Mexican Grille

    Chipotle Mexican Grille Is Now OpenThe much anticipated ChipotleMexican Grille is open. Enjoy high-quality, delicious Mexican food that not only exceeds, but redefines the fast food experience. Gourmet burritos, tacos, salads and more. For more informationcall 239.254.1292.

    Hotels create social spaces for mingling, meeting

    Hotel brands such as Grand Hyatt, Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott and Hilton Hotels & Resorts are trending toward a new concept of providing modern and multifunction spaces where guests can socialize or hold meetings, so the hotels are redesigning their lobbies and conference areas for a more creative look. "It is important that we constantly evolve to meet the needs of today's travelers. This innovative and redesigned lobby gives guests more control and choice over services and amenities, allowing them to have a healthy balance between working and relaxing," said Courtyard by Marriott's Janis Milham.

    AZN Cuisine:

    Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8th. All Mother's will receive a complimentary $20 gift certificate.

    PURE Urban Oasis: Happy Hour from 4 to 7pm daily featuring live entertainment. Click here for special happy hour menu as well as half price on all small plates from 4 to 6pm. Drink specials: $3 off martinis, $2 off cocktails and wine, $1 off beer.

    Special Offers

    Blue Martini:

    Enjoy 50% OFF beverages 7 days a week from 4 to 8pm. To book your private event call 239.784.4999.

    Bravo! Cucina Italiana:

    $7.95 lunches available Monday though Friday until 4pm, beginning May 10, for a limited time. $2.95 BRAVO Bar Bites available from 3:30pm to 6:30pm and 9:00pm to close Monday through Friday.

    Click here to view flyer.

    Burn: Happy Hour Mon through Fri, 2pm to 7pm. 50% off domestic beers, wells and house wines. 20% off cigars, excluding boxes. Every Monday is Singles Mingle. Ladies' Night every Thursday 10pm to 2 am.

    Gigi's Children's Boutique:

    Join us for a Mom & Me Makeover, April 30th from 9:30am to 11:30am at Chick-fil-A Naples Center. Moms and Daughters are welcome to join us for breakfast and a fashion show. Make-up, hair demonstrations and jewelry display will be available. Register at Chick-fil-A Naples Center. Cost: $6 per person.

    PURE Urban Oasis: Happy Hour from 4 to 7pm daily featuring live entertainment. Click here

    for special happy hour menu as well as half price on all small plates from 4 to 6pm. Drink specials: $3 off martinis, $2 off cocktails and wine, $1 off beer.

    Swim'n Sport:

    Now featuring the Miraclesuit Swimwear. The Miraclesuit is a unique swimsuit that contours, shapes, slims, and firms the body. It is comfortable, fashion forward, it is every women's dream come true.

    Vet Clinic! C'monJoin us on Saturday, May 7 from 11am to 3:00pm, in front of the Gigi's Children's Boutique, the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (C'mon) will share some information on "parenting" pets. Kids learn how much food different size pets need to eat and they get to make a unique pet puppet to take home.The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples is Southwest Florida's first learning environment dedicated to child's play, the museum will offer an educationally dynamic space with thirteen exhibits that encourage exploration and discovery.

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    Family Fun –

    ¦ "Vet Clinic,"Clinic " a famfamily program sponsored by the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7 at the Mercato. Kids can learn about being a responsible pet parent and make a pet puppet. 514- 0084 or

    ¦ Majors & Minors – Musicians from the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra perform with professionals from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in the final Major/Minor Concert of the season at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or

    Film Series –

    ¦ The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents "The Last Station" at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. $8. 495-8989 or

    More Movies –

    ¦ "The Spring Film Series features "Departures " at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542.

    Guys Night –

    ¦ "Guys Night Out," a benefit for the YMCA of the Palms, starts at 6 p.m. May 10 at the World Famous Cigar Bar at Gulf Coast Town Center. Enjoy live blues and jazz. $40. http://tiny. cc/guysnightout.

    ¦ A Little Bit Country – Kris Kristofferson and John Prine take the stage at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, at 8 p.m. May 11. 481-4849 or

    Hot Stuff –

    ¦ Vi at Bentley Village and Juniper Village hold a chili cook-off to benefit the North Naples and Bonita Springs fire departments from noon to 2 p.m. May 12 at Bentley Village. $5 for all the chili samples you can try. 597-1121.

    Fairy Tales –

    ¦ The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Youth Theater Department performs "Not-So-Grimm- Tales" during "Live at the Promenade!" at 3 and 7 p.m. May 13. 26811 S. Bay Dr. $3 children, $5 adults. 495-8989 or

    Now You See It… –

    ¦ Illusionist Jason Bishop performs May 13 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or

    Island Sounds – ¦ Members of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and the

    Danny Morgan Band headline "Rockin’ in the Tropics" outside at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva from 1-5 p.m. May 14. It’s a benefit for HOPE Clubhouse. $50. 267-1777 or 472-7211.

    The King Is In –

    ¦ Elvis impressionists Mike Albert and Scot Bruce present "Love Me Tender" at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. May 14. 597- 1900 or

    ¦ Museum Day – The Naples MMuseum of Art hosts Family Day with frfree admission from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1414. Enjoy p5 a scavenger hunt, face painting, portrait sketches, folk tales and more. 597-1900 or

    ¦ Church Choir – The Bethany LutheranL College Choirs perform at 7 p.m. MayM 16 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 195519 Curling Ave. Free will offering. 597- 4091.4

    French Classics –

    ¦ The Naples PhilharmonicP Orchestra Chamber Ee Ensemble presents "French Masterpieces" at 8 p.m. May 17 at the Philharmonic CenterC for the Arts. 597-1900 or org.

    Young Voices –

    ¦ The spring recital a of the Philharmonic Youth Chorale tatakes place at 3 p.m. May 21 at the Philharmonic h Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or

    ¦ Pf Keeping Score – The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final Family Fare concert of the season, "Knowing a5 the Score," at 3 p.m. May 22 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or

    Wild, Wild West –

    ¦ The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents

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    Drought-Fueled Cattle Sales May Ease Rising Beef Costs this summer.

    A prolonged drought from Kansas to Texas probably forced U.S. ranchers to sell more cattle to feedlots last month, signaling increased supplies for meat processors including Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) and lower beef prices.

    "There’s just going to be ample numbers of cattle come to processing later on this summer," Vetterkind said by telephone from Chicago. "You’ll probably see beef prices start to trend lower into July and August."

    Rising Beef Demand

    Cattle prices are climbing as global economic growth boosts incomes and demand for meat protein in emerging economies.

    While the increase in supplies may send prices down in the near term, fewer animals will be available for later in the year.

    "We’re going to see an extreme shortfall in supplies in the fourth quarter, and it will get worse in the first half of 2012."

    Questions to the King - Q & A with Arnold Palmer

    Arnold Palmer: 1960s "Athlete of the Decade" (Associated Press poll), one of "The 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time" (GQ, Feb. 2011), successful businessman and golf legend. In addition to an impressive 92 overall victories, including seven Major championships, four Masters, and PGA Player of the Year in 1960 and 1962, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush in 2004 and the Congressional Medal of Honor from Barack Obama in 2009. Arnold Palmer is also the most successful sports athlete universally to brand and license products bearing his name, bringing his traits of character, endurance, reliability and integrity to the forefront of the business.

    Where do you see the game heading ?

    Arnold Palmer – We will continue to see new innovations in golf equipment and that’s good. Hybrids and rescue clubs, drivers with large heads, new putter designs, even range-finder equipment that is gaining more and more acceptance by golf administrators. Whatever golfers feel will help them enjoy the game more is good.

    I am very much in favor of creating the so-called executive courses when the availability of land is limited, but I hope that we will stick with the standard nine- and 18-hole course designs. I don’t think we should be tinkering with what has been the essence of the game over the centuries.

    Course designs today are focusing more and more on building in the strategy factor, even though the length that today’s young players are hitting the ball seems to dictate building them longer. The answer is to slow down the golf ball. I’ve been advocating this for years now. If that doesn’t happen, more of our existing courses will be turned into driver-and-wedge courses.

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