Newsletter October 23 - 29, 2011

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This Saturday marks second annual Beach Music Festival on Marco Island

By LANCE SHEARER Posted October 24, 2011

Food, fun, music and sun at Marco Island Marriott 1st Annual Beach Music Festival

MARCO ISLAND

— Casey Weston – plus the Landsharks – on the beach!

The Landsharks is the closest you can get to seeing Jimmy Buffett, if Buffett happens to be somewhere else, looking for his "lost shaker of salt." The band, who take their name from a classic Buffett song, is a tribute band, and can sound more like Buffett than the man himself. They have played with JB, played in Margararitaville, and opened for the Beach Boys.

This weekend, Gary Roland and the Landsharks Band will be playing in Marco Island. On the beach.


Cool off in Naples with a fall festival that has food, events and Halloween
CityFest
The 5th annual City of Bonita Springs RiverFest and Imperial River Challenge
Riverfest
Tropical Fest, Latin, salsa and Mexican/Tejano music,carnival games, children’s activities and food
Tropical Fest
Occupy Wall Street movement comes to Naples with march down 5th Avenue
Occupy Naples


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Hottest Bachelors featured at Party Oct. 27 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Pure in Mercato.
Hot Bachelors
Doctors says "Americans say they're having trouble getting good healthcare
Run/Walk
Searching for local Halloween events is this year's list of Halloween events through Oct 31,
Halloween
The first Florida Panther Festival set for Sat Oct. 29, at North Collier Regional Park
Florida Panther


Halloween Festivities at Mercato FOR THE KIDS! and FOR ADULTS
Tomorrow October 31 11:30am - at 11:30pm More Info


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WebMD Health

Listeria Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in U.S. History

By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health News

Oct. 10, 2011 -- The current listeria outbreak from cantaloupes is now the second largest in U.S. history.

The toll now stands at 109 cases and 21 deaths. A pregnant Iowa woman miscarried due to cantaloupe-linked listeria infection.

A person infected with listeria may take up to two months to develop the serious illness known as listeriosis. It may be several weeks before an illness is reported to the CDC, so cases that began after Sept. 11 may not yet be counted.

That count now has passed the 1998 listeria outbreak in hot dogs and deli meats. That outbreak sickened 108 people. There were 14 deaths and four miscarriages.

Listeria Outbreak

Choosing To Be Happy

By Tom Valeo WebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

A popular greeting card attributes this quote to Henry David Thoreau: "Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." Strategies for Happiness: 7 Steps to Becoming a Happier Person

Happiness Strategy

10 Fast Stress-Busting Pick-Me-Ups

Sun Damaged Skin Slideshow

Shedding Light on 7 Suncreen Myths


YOUR WEEKEND TOP 5

Crack some claws this weekend at the Stone Crab Festival.

1-Celebrate one of the finest Gulf delicacies at the annual Stone Crab Festival from Friday through Sunday. The Old Naples Waterfront Association pays homage to the history of the area by inviting locals and tourists to celebrate the waterside city with games, live music, and plenty of drink and food specials throughout downtown Naples. Grab a seat at Pincher’s Crab Shack from 4–10 p.m. on Friday for the kickoff party. (www.stonecrabfestival.org)

2-The Florida panther, one of the most endangered animals in the world, is getting its own festival on Saturday. The Florida Panther Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Collier Regional Park, focuses on conservation and awareness, including family games and crafts, music, trail walks and panther capture demonstrations. Admission to the festival is free. (www.floridapantherfestival.com)

3-Head to Mike Greenwell’s Haunted Hike for a good scare to bolster your Halloween celebrations. The hike was voted Southwest Florida’s No. 1 most frightening event. This spooky saunter is not intended for small children or the faint of heart. The park opens at 7 p.m. and runs to 11 p.m. Saturday to Monday. Regular admission for the fright fest is $10, VIP no waiting tickets are available for $15. (574-4386, www.greenwellsfamilyfunpark.com)

4-Swamp Buggy Racing gets down and dirty this weekend. First, the annual parade winds through downtown Naples beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, followed by time trials until 3 p.m at Florida Sports Park. On Sunday, the Budweiser Fall Classic opens the swamp buggy racing season starting at 12:30 p.m., and a dance follows the races from 8 p.m. to midnight. (774-2701, www.swampbuggy.com)

5-The Gulf Coast Symphony performs a youth concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Beginning at 1 p.m., costumed kiddies will parade the hall and enjoy safe trick-or-treating in the lobby. They’re also encouraged to meet and chat with the symphony’s musicians. During the concert children are invited to sit directly in front of the orchestra onstage, however, stage seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for stage seating for children and $5 for theater seating for children. (481-4849, www.gulfcoastsymphony.org)

NEXT WEEK

  • At the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, it’s hip to be square on Wednesday. Go back to the infectious rock ’n’ roll of the ’80s with Huey Lewis and the News. The band takes to the stage at 8 p.m. (597-1900, www.thephil.org

    )

  • One of the biggest hit makers of the late ’90s, the Goo Goo Dolls dominated the Billboard charts with songs such as "Iris," "Name" and "Sympathy." The band comes to Fort Myers as part of its Inner Machine tour, performing at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. (481-4849, www.bbmannpah.com

    )

  • Watch George Schneider suffer through one blind-date disaster after another in Neil Simon’s comedy Chapter Two. The Marco Players open the show at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Marco Players Theater in Marco Town Center Mall. The play remains on stage through Nov. 20. (642-7270, www.themarcoplayers.com

    )

  • PROMOTIONS

  • PACE Center for Girls of Lee County will host its fifth annual luncheon on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The “Dream BIG” themed event will gather 400 community leaders in support of offering abused, neglected and abandoned teenage girls the opportunity for a better future. Tickets are $100 per person or $750 for a reserved table for eight and can be purchased online at www.pacecenter.org/lee.
  • Relay for Life of Naples invites you to the 2012 Kickoff Party hosted by Premiere Oncology at Physicians Regional (6101 Pine Ridge Road, Naples) on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m.! This year's theme is “Diggin’ for a Cure” and is open to all to celebrate in finding a cure for cancer.There will be food, prizes and lots of fun. Bring your friends and come learn why you will want to be part of the 2012 Relay for Life event. Please RSVP by Nov. 1 to 261-0337.
  • Preview the latest in fall holiday and resorts fashions modeled by local celebrities. Brodeur Carvell is hosting a unique outdoor fashion show in support of the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign and the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation on Nov. 9 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Enjoy chocolates from world-renowned Normal Love, hors d’oeuvres from Lush Café & Bakery and a unique MAC-tini bar from Curbside Casseroles. Proceeds will support the building of the new Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida at Health Park Medical Center. Tickets are $45 general admission and $65 for VIP. Purchase tickets online at leememorial.org/foundation

    or call 343-6062.


  • Naples Meetup Calendar

    "Nexx Level" 60's to 90's Motown, Soul, R&B, @ The Sandy Parrot on 41 in Estero

    Sunday, October 23, 2011, 6:00 PMSelected By: Ed Kennedy

    * Happy Hour until 6:30, .75 cent Miller Draft, $1.75 House Wine & Wells.

    * Great Food & Appetizers!

    * "Nexx Level" 60's-90's Classic Soul, Motown, R&B, Pops, 7:30-10:30.

    * No cover charge, just a 2 drink minimum (alcohol or non-alcohol).

    View the Sandy Parrot for music and menu: www.thesandyparrot.com

    * Save 50%-90% off at Restaurants, Beauty Salons, Vacations and more at:

    "Groupon" www.groupon/r/uu10164915


    Ron Paul 2012 Sign Waving [economic / monetary focus]

    Monday, October 24, 2011, 4:00 PMSelected By: daniel Cook

    Grass by the publix shopping center

    US 41 and Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL (map)We'll be setup in the grass alongside U.S. 41 accross from the Publix shopping centerSelected By: daniel Cook

    Come join Collier County patriots in a sign waving supporting Ron Paul for President!!! Our focus will be the economy and Ron Paul's plan to cut $1 Trillion from the budget in his first year. His plan includes an audit of the Federal Reserve Bank, ending foreign aid, ending the wars, cutting Congressional pay, cutting the Federal Government workforce by 10%, eliminating the Department of Energy, Department of Education, and Department of Commerce (to name just a few). His plan will also repeal ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank bill.

    Although not a part of his plan, Ron Paul supports totally abolishing the Federal Income Tax. Ron Paul is the only candidate with a plan to return Constitutional government which will allow our economy to recover and restore American prosperity.

    Bring your friends and family, bring your American flags, Ron Paul signs, and of course your energy as we promote freedom and liberty by supporting Ron Paul in 2012.


    Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 9:30 AMSelected By: Terri Parr

    Calistoga Bakery and Cafe

    7941 Airport Rd, Naples, FL (map)Selected By: Terri Parr

    This club started with THE LAW by Frederic Bastiat and then HAMILTON'S CURSE by Thomas Delorenzo. We are now reading THE Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam. Are they just radicals or is this a part of Islam? Come and find out.


    Tennis in Veterans Park

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 7:00 PMSelected By: Becky

    Veterans Community Park

    1895 Veterans Park Dr, Naples, FL (map)I will be on the tennis courts. Usually the first set.Selected By: Becky

    The tennis courts are the very first right as you enter the park. There will be a meetup sign on the fence of the courts where we will be playing. Please be on time to help me to secure the spot.

    We will start playing at 7:00 p.m. If anyone wants to coordinate meeting for dinner before or after we play, please send a note to me and I will add it to the Calendar as a separate event. It is free to play on these courts.

    Be sure to practice on a wall at a community park near you a day or two before attending the event


    Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:00 PMSelected By: Lareen

    The Naples Pier

    12 Ave South, Naples, FL (map)Selected By: Lareen

    !!!!Sunset is way early now : New Start Time ***6:00PM @ the Pier***

    Hey Everyone The plan is to meet at the sand volleyball courts to the left of the Naples Pier for a fun friendly co-ed game of volleyball and watch the sunset. If you're not into playing volley ball then just bring a beach chair or towel to sit on and take in all the beach has to offer. Sunset will be around 7:00 PM so let's start the games at 6:15PM!!!

    The Naples Pier is at 12 Ave South and the Gulf.

    Would the first people to arrive at the Pier please grab the court closest to the Pier for our group.....Thanks

    Check the TIDES: http://www.setanchor....


    5 miles from 14th Ave S to Gordon Pass - WITH INSTRUCTOR

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:00 PMSelected By: Heidemarie Klimt

    Beach Parking at 14th Avenue South, Olde Naples

    14th Avenue South, Naples, FL (map)Gulf Shore Blvd South. Two Avenues South of the Naples Pier. Park at Beach Parking on 14th Ave S. Meter takes 0.25 cents if you don't have a Collier Beach Parking Sticker.Selected By: Heidemarie Klimt

    INSTRUCTORS ON THIS WALK!

    This walk takes us from 14th Ave South on the Olde Naples Beach to Gordon Pass ~5 miles roundtrip... We love to go swimming after this sweaty walk = sunset swim!

    Check the TIDES: http://www.setanchor....

    Join our group & learn how to walk with nordic poles. Your one-time fee for Introduction to the nordic pole walking technique is $10 - which is your annual membership fee as well. We have walking poles for you to try for your first introduction, to rent & for purchase if you like to continue. Call Heidemarie Klimt, NPW USA Master Instructor in Naples at [masked]. NordicPoleWalking USA LLC webpage: http://www.polewalkin....

    DISCLAIMER: WALKING WITH US IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CHECK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN WETHER YOU ARE FIT ENOUGH TO PARTICIPATE IN NORDIC POLE WALKING. IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO WALK WHITH THUNDER STORMS IN THE AREA. IT IS YOUR DECISION TO WALK UNDER THOSE WEATHER CONDITIONS & THE INSTRUCTOR NOR THE NORDIC POLE WALKING USA TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU CONTINUE TO EXPOSE YOURSELF TO ANY STORM CONDITIONS.


    Precious Metals Investing - Mike Joyce, Owner of Gulf Coast Coin and Jewelry

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:30 PMSelected By: Richard Molek

    Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Myers At Bell Tower Shops

    13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers, FL (map)A private room adjacent to the Shoeless Joe's Sports Cafe in the hotel.Selected By: Richard Molek

    Michael Joyce, owner of Gulf Coast Coin and Jewelry, will be presenting a seminar on investments in precious metals. Come join us for a timely, interesting presentation! Doors open for dinner at 6:30 (dinner over by 7:30), and the seminar will begin at 7:45.

    The seminar is being offered at no charge to attendees, but please RSVP if you plan to attend, as space is limited.

    Why are Sound Money Politics and Precious Metals Investing Relevant for Libertarians?

    What the Sound Money movement is all about:

    About the Sound Money Center http://www.soundmoney...

    Tom Woods addressing the Mises Institute on "Smashing Myths and Restoring Sound Money": Smashing Myths and Restoring Sound Money | Thomas E. Woods, Jr. - YouTube http://www.youtube.co...

    A Guide to Sound Money (free PDF, 23p.): A Guide to Sound Money – Atlas Network http://atlasnetwork.o...


    Rocktoberfest

    Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6:00 PMSelected By: DONNA

    Bell Tower Shops

    Daniels Pkwy & US 41, Fort Myers, FL (map)At the main fountain, you'll hear the musicSelected By: DONNA

    Beautiful outdoor venue where you can enjoy a drink, food or coffee. Dance to Geek Sqwad, one of our favorite bands, 6-9:00.


    Lets get together and shoot pool.

    Friday, October 28, 2011, 10:00 PMSelected By: robert

    Champion Billiard Inc Co

    2348 Pineland Avenue, Naples, FL (map)Selected By: robert

    Lets all get together and be social. Come shoot pool, throw darts, or just relax and be social. There are about 16 hourly regulation tables and 4 quarter bar tables plus 2 dart boards. Dj for music to move to and the kitchen stays open to 1 a.m.

    This meet up will be bi-weekly and bowling on the alternate weeks.


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