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Relive the excitement of the Beatles’ 1960s U.S. invasion at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, as The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, welcomes The NoWhere Band for a free hour-long concert. For more information, call the Ritz at (239) 598-6644.

Mickey’s Magic Show arrives at Germain Arena 6:30 p.m. Friday, as he and his Disney friends collaborate with world-class magicians to reenact the greatest Disney-movie magic ever attempted (

Forget driving the snakes out of your backyard—celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the 33rd annual Naples’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday at 11 a.m. along Fifth Avenue South.

Catch a glimpse of a forbidden land at the Friday night opening of Cuba on My Mind , a revealing new exhibit at the von Liebig Art Center in Naples that celebrates the art coming from our southern neighbors (

Sailing catamaran makes a splash in Marco Island

KathleenDSailing Naples Daily New Posted March 7, 2011

Idylwild Sailing Catamaran Idylwild Sailing Catamaran sails the Gulf of Mexico from her new home in Marco Island.

Idylwild Sailing Catamaran, a luxurious 41 ft sailing and cruising catamaran, has recently arrived at Rose Marco River Marina on Marco Island to embark on her first season of providing relaxing and rejuvenating sailing excursions for residents and visitors of Marco Island and Naples.

After spending time in the "Conch Republic" of Key West, as well as Fort Myers Beach, the Captain and Crew of Idylwild are looking forward to sharing their passion for sailing with the welcoming community surrounding Marco Island, and bringing a new level of sailing enthusiasm to the area. This season the crew is excited to offer sunny Day-sails, Dolphin watches and romantic Sunset cruises, as well as monthly Full Moon excursions and private charters for weddings, corporate events, and family celebrations. Cruises sail along the Marco River and out into the beautiful green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Rallies set in Naples, Cape Coral to Awake the State to Rick Scott, budget cuts

* By JENNA BUZZACCO-FOERSTER Naples Daily News Posted March 6, 2011

NAPLES — Bill Van Arsdale isn’t an activist.

But about six weeks ago, Van Arsdale, a longtime Realtor in Collier County, got "radicalized." He wasn’t pleased with the direction Republican Gov. Rick Scott was taking the state, and decided it was time to stand up and speak out for what he believes in.

Van Arsdale is among the Floridians who have organized more than two dozen Awake the State rallies. The rallies – scheduled throughout the state for Tuesday – are being held as a way to urge legislators to reject proposed budget cuts.

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Everyone Is Irish On St. Patricks' Day The Village on Venetian Bay

will go Irish on Thursday, March 10 from 5-8pm in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Get an early start on all the favorites for this popular holiday with delicious Irish fare for sale, Irish-inspired live musical entertainment, traditional Irish Dance, and much more.Artichoke and Company will have corned beef, soda bread, and plenty of green beer and other ales for sale. Village Villagio will offer for purchase Sheppards Pie, Irish Champ (Irish mashed potatoes) and soda bread by the slice or loaf.

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Join Us On St. Patrick's Day A Wee Bit Early

If you are looking for a fun spot to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, check out The Pub Naples on March 17 at the Mercato.The annual block party begins at 10am with live music throughout the day. Green beer, while it lasts, limited menu, Irish specials and drink specials will make ita special festivity.Popular group Pub Mustard will entertain from 6pm-10pm; Barefoot, and Brendon from 10:30 pm to 1am.

BURN and Blue Martini Make St. Patrick’s Day Better at Mercato

There is something for everybody at the Mercato in North Naples and this year along with The Annual ‘St. Patrick’s Day at The Pub’ there will be another St. Patrick’s Day Party both inside and outside The Blue Martini and BURN by Rocky Patel.

Both parties will feature entertainment and green beer til it lasts. The Party at The Pub starts at 10 a.m. and it goes on until 1 am with an added area that extends to the lawn and stage area. The limited menu features Irish Specialties and plenty of Drink Specials throughout the day and evening. Pub Mustard plays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Barefoot & Brendon play from 10 p. m. to 1 a.m.

The festivities at BURN and Blue Martini begins at 2 p.m. and will feature cocktail bars featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey, Absolut Boston (Wild Tea) Vodka, Jagermeister, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey along with a selection of beer that includes Bud Light Green Beer and Guinness.

The party will also introduce DUDE Vodka the newest flavor from Three Olives along with Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. Plenty of Red Bull and shots and cocktails will be available as well as authentic Irish Specialties catered from ‘The Pub’ .

‘The Manipulators’ take the stage from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and inside both Burn and Blue Martini there will be both live music and DJ’s to keep the party hot…inside and out. The Beverage Underground will be on location to cover both events and there is no doubt this party will be a landmark celebration

Go Green! Naples St Patrick’s Day Parade Starts the Party Saturday!

Go Green! Naples St Patrick’s Day Parade Starts the Party Saturday!

On Saturday at, the 33rd Annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade will officially kick off Southwest Florida’s Celebration of the Green. The parade is one of Florida’s best and longest running and expect over 120 ‘units’ that includes plenty of music, civic organizations, alumni groups, and Celtic dancers.

The parade has grown every year and this year expect to see bigger and more elaborate floats, according to Jim McEvoy, parade committee chairman. The parade begins just three blocks from the beach at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on the corner of Third Street and Ninth Avenue South and travels north to Fifth Avenue South.

The parade picks up the fun as it passes two established 239 Irish Bars. Both Paddy Murphy’s and McCabe’s Irish Pub are crowd favorites and at Eighth Street South the parade heads south ending at Crayton Cove on Naples Bay.

Festivities actually start at 9:30 a.m. with a flag raising that commemorates and pays tribute the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks on America. Fox 4 News Anchor Patrick Nolan will be this year’s Grand Marshall and Jack Dempsey‘s appearance as St. Patrick is traditionally one of the highlights of the parade.

On St. Patrick’s Day, the party choices certainly increase but this year, the Mercato in North Naples features two great St. Patrick’s day events. The Pub hosts their annual party that begins at 10 a.m., but this year Burn by Rocky Patel has teamed up with the Blue Martini to offer a party that will begin at 2 p.m. that will go well into the night. The Manipulators will take the outdoor stage near BURN at 6 p.m. with DJ’s and other entertainment scheduled both inside and outside the two popular nightspots.

Irish food and drink specialties will be available all day, and six ‘party bars’ will feature Jameson, Michael Collins and Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskies, Guinness Irish and Victory Donnybrook Stout Beers, Budweiser and Bud Light in commemorative Green bottles as well as Absolut, Jagermeister, Red Bull and a introduction to Three Olives ‘Dude’ Vodka. will be on location at Mercato and BURN will feature ‘Outrageous Cocktails’ designed by Larry ‘Smokey’ Genta.

There will be discounted cocktails, beer, food and beverages at the BURN-Blue Martini outdoor party with a nominal cover charge that will allow access to the St.Patrick’s Day Party. Only adults over 21 with I.D. will be admitted.

Paddle the Blackwater River with a Collier-Seminole park guide


Learn about Southwest Florida’s mangrove estuaries while paddling down the Blackwater River accompanied by a naturalist guide at Collier- Seminole State Park. Canoe trips take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. This is a great adventure for ages 6 and older. Cost is $25, and there is a limit of 16 people per trip.

Paddlers ages 12 and older are invited to experience the sounds and shadows of the river by moonlight during guided tours from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 16-17

(weather permitting).

Cost of the moonlight paddles is $30 per person, and participation is limited to 12.

All equipment is provided; paddlers need to bring their own water, a snack and bug spray or other protection from the sun. Electronic devices such as cell phones or cameras should be sealed in watertight containers.

Reservations are required for all guided canoe trips and can be made by calling Collier-Seminole State Park at 394-3397. Entrance to the park is at 20200 Tamiami Trail E., eight miles south of County Road 951 (Collier Boulevard). ¦

Fish Oil Seems to Help Cancer Patients Preserve Muscle

February 28, 2011.

Supplements also stave off malnutrition caused by chemo, small Texas study shows

MONDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy may be able to avoid the accompanying muscle loss and malnutrition by taking fish oil supplements that contain omega-3 fatty acids, new research suggests.

The finding is based on a small study involving just 40 lung cancer patients. Nevertheless, it raises hope that a simple, noninvasive intervention might go a long way towards countering the fatigue, poorer prognosis and impaired quality of life that can result from chemo-induced muscle mass loss.

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Regulators want to reduce lobster fishing
in Southern New England

February 26, 2011

By Paul Davis

Journal Staff Writer

Eric Roggero, of Newport, and Bob Braman, of Middletown, aboard Seamule, haul their lobster catch on the pier at Aquidneck Lobster, Newport. Braman says, "I work all year round, like fishing in the winter. … The only competition is the seals."

The Providence Journal / FRIEDA SQUIRES

Rhode Island’s lobstermen have weathered an oil spill, a recession and a net full of regulations.

Now they face a threat that could end their livelihoods, they say.

Biologists and regulators are working on ways to reduce lobster fishing in southern New England by 50 or 75 percent. The drastic step is needed, they say, if the region’s lobster population is to survive.

But local fishermen, who met Thursday night, say the plan could ruin the state’s $10-million lobster industry and put more than 200 lobstermen out of business.

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