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THE BEAT OF NAPLES

EDITOR PAMELA LAZARTO

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER SYLVIA KRIVICKOVA

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS MONIQUE RUSS KEITH ISAAC

CONTRIBUTING GRAPHICS SMILEY GRAPHICS THOMPSON TOUCH TAMARA MILLER

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FEATURED FASHION MALLIE MONTGOMERY BOUTIQUE AG ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS LAURIE MARTIN BROOKE HERRON JEREMEY BINGHAM MOONY MANN ROXANN FRANKLIN JEFF MCDOUGAL PAMELA LAZARTO RYAN VANDENABEELE

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Luckily for residents of Naples, we live in a perpetual spring break climate. On any given weekend, we can pack the cooler with beer, snacks and take the boat out to Keewaydin Island. During the annual Great Dock Canoe Races, it would be possible to mistake the after party for Cancun! In this issue, Pulse Magazine celebrates the spirit of spring break with a group of locals most are students at FGCU or Edison College. You might even recognize someone from class! Pulse receives a high volume of model submissions from residents, and we are constantly impressed by the beautiful people living in our area. Dressed by Mallie Montgomery Boutique and AG Adriano Goldschmied, our local models sport a casual yet trendy look. Spring break fun doesn't need to end after graduation… not when you live in SWFL. With the economy in the dumps and lay-offs rampant, we went back to the basics of what makes us all happy - good friends. If you haven't already checked it out, log into www.PulseMagazineNaples.com today! The blog feature is constantly updated with local events, parties, art shows, gossip and more. All info that is too time sensitive for the print edition can now be found online! There is also a link where individuals interested in contributing can submit their info for consideration. Enjoy!

~ Pam Lazarto ~ Photography by Monique Russ

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COPY EDITOR CHRISTINE LEUTERT

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CONTENTS MARCH / APRIL 2009

FEATURES 5... FEATURED CHARITY March of Dimes FL Division 10-11... FEATURED ARTIST Jeff McDougal, professional glass blower 12-13... NAPLES GOES GREEN 10 Easy Ways to Go Green in Naples 24-31... TREND REPORT This style guide for Spring Break gets an A+

COLUMNS 14… ASK LAURIE How to handle a couch crasher 15… HE SAID, SHE SAID Bachelor parties... a right of passage?! 16… INTERVIEW W VEGA UNDER FIRE Update on one of Naples’ favorite bands 20… COME WITH ME TO... Costa Rica... an ecological paradise 21... MUSIC REVIEWS BACKLASH... what makes this band tick 42... RESTAURANT REVIEWS Capt. Brien’s... good food and a lot of laughs 45... PERSPECTIVES David Krantz, local police officer 46... FASHION CRUSH Put personality into your professional look

Nicholas A. Shirghio, A.P. DOM

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Acupuncture Physician

8-9... LOCAL HAPPY HOURS 36... BE SCENE! Local gossip and cool new stuff 38-41... ON SCENE! NooShi Lounge & Ultra Naples 37... EVENT CALENDAR FOR MARCH-APRIL 47... ADVERTISER DIRECTORY

Diplomate in Acupuncture N.C.C.A.O.M. Phone: 239-777-7063

nshirghio77@gmail.com

Airport Professional Center 3811 Airport Road North Suite # 206 Naples, FL 34105 Fax: 239-263-2390 Open 7 Days a Week!

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Beds w Built in Facial Tanners 12 & 15 minute sessions

Stand Up Booth 10 & 12 minute sessions

Boutique Hot fashions, sandals, jewelry, sunglasses...

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By Roxann Franklin The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the purpose of defeating polio, the March of Dimes occupies a unique place in American history. Its efforts to provide care for the victims of polio, while aggressively working to develop vaccines against it, represents the first large-scale biomedical initiative led by a charitable organization. It also helped to make the volunteer movement an integral part of the fabric of American life. With funding provided by the March of Dimes, Dr. Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine and in 1955, following field trials that involved nearly 2 million American children, the vaccine was declared "safe, potent and effective." In 1958, with polio essentially defeated, the Foundation turned its attention to fighting birth defects and other infant health challenges. The SW Coast Division of the March of Dimes was opened in Ft. Myers in Oct. of 1971. From the Ft. Myers office, the Division serves Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry & Glades Counties. One of the important functions is to provide a grants program. We're proud that the Collier County Health Department (Immokalee location) received a total of $145,200 for a three year March of Dimes State grant (2007-2009) to help pregnant Hispanic women (mostly rural farm workers) receive prenatal information, education and services to help them have healthy babies. A FGCU researcher received a two year March of Dimes Research Grant last year for $180,349 to examine the role of preterm birth in developmental delays. Over the years, this area has been the recipient of many grants to help pregnant mothers and babies. Our division is one of seven in the Florida Chapter. Every division also provides information, materials, education and referral services. The biggest challenges faced in this area are uninsured women, low-incomes, unemployment, and women who don't know where to go for help when they're pregnant. All of Florida has a very high rate of premature birth (13.8% of live births) and the rate of preterm birth for African-American women in Florida is 18.2%. The prematurity rate for the country as a whole is 12.7% of live births. Parents-to-be: Make sure you are ready to have a baby. Is your relationship strong and are you financially able to support a child? Parents-to-be both need to be sure they are in good health. If there are any genetic problems in the family, a physician or genetic counselor should be consulted for guidance. All women of childbearing age should be taking a multivitamin with folic acid. Folic acid helps to prevent certain serious birth defects, but it needs to be in mom's system before she's pregnant & in the early weeks of pregnancy. Women who are pregnant: Know the signs of preterm labor. Keep all your prenatal appointments and always ask questions if you're unsure about a symptom or problem. Keep your stress level down. Don't drink alcohol or smoke. Of course, stay away from street drugs. New technology has definitely had an impact on the way March of Dimes networks. It has provided a platform for communication to a group of people we normally would have had to reach via email. By using the networks, we can engage people where they are hanging out and communicate in a way that is amenable to their style, whether that's microblogging via a tweet or a posting on a facebook wall.

Several local businesses that help raise awareness for the March of Dimes include Dolce Vita Hair Salon, Physician's Regional Medical Center, Kraft Construction, A. Vernon Allen, Embarq, Mom's Club of Naples, Publix, K-Mart and Bank of America. All of these companies/organizations raise awareness among their employees and in the community and are invaluable to the March of Dimes. If it were not for their enthusiastic support of our mission and willingness to raise funds every year, we could not provide grants to the community, conduct life-saving research, and have so many resources to offer pregnant women and families. It's through the support of corporations and small businesses throughout the nation that enables March of Dimes to save babies' lives. We're very grateful that they give back to the community. Many volunteer opportunities are available at the March of Dimes. Our Community Director for Collier County, Roxann Franklin, is happy to meet with groups in Collier who would like to get involved in our events, such as schools, church groups, civic organizations, or clubs. Members can help to develop new fundraisers, or help with March for Babies. They can volunteer in a number of ways to make March for Babies a festive and fun event for the whole family; staffing the Family Tent, assisting with logistics, taking charge of the kids' activities, or making contacts for entertainment, music and food. Interested readers can learn more online at www.marchofdimes.com. Click on "Pregnancy & Newborn" to obtain information on anything and everything to do with pregnancy and babies including informational online videos. We also have an email address where parents or prospective parents can ask specific questions about pregnancy and receive a prompt answer from our maternal/child specialists (askus@marchofdimes.com). We would also appreciate area residents visiting Marchforbabies.org and signing up to form a March for Babies team. The FL website is www.marchofdimes.com/florida which provides all the March for Babies sites in the state and other information about activities, volunteering, and events.

FUNDRAISING IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE MARCH OF DIMES' SUCCESS.

Upcoming Events Include: COLLIER COUNTY March for Babies, Sat. May 2nd at 6pm: Cambier Park. New this year is an evening walk. Bikers for Babies, Sun. Nov. 1st at 11am: 40 mile motorcycle ride from North Collier Regional Park to Harley-Davidson in Ft. Myers

LEE COUNTY March for Babies, Sat. April 25th at 6pm: Centennial Park Signature Chefs Auction, Sat, Sept. 12: Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa Bikers for Babies, events run Oct. 30th- Nov. 1st (Costume Contest, Bands, Big Kahuna Bed Races, Car & Truck show, Ride on Nov. 1) PULSE MAGAZINE

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Blue Monkey 7550 Mission Hills Dr #326 (Vanderbilt Bch Rd & 951), 597-BLUE. Daily, 3-6pm: $2 pints, $7 dom pitch, $9 import pitch & $3 house wines Live enter. 6 days week Blue Water Bistro Coconut Point Mall, 949-2583 5-6:30pm daily: ½ off cocktails, beer & wine by the glass (excluding reserved brands) Boston Beer Garden 2396 Immokalee Rd, 596-2337 3-7pm daily: $2 dom bottles & drafts, ½ off wells & house wine. Late Night Sun-W, 11pm-2am: $2 dom bottles & drafts, 1/2 off wells & house wines Breaktime Lounge 4630 Gulfstream Dr, 775-7788 All day until 7pm: 50¢ off beer & 75¢ off mixed drinks Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabin 3380 Mercantile Ave, 643-2608 M-F 4-7pm, Sat 11-9pm & Sun all day: $2.50 wells, $5 pitc,, $12 buckets, $1.50 drafts, $3 wine & $2 dom bottles Castawayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2025 Davis Blvd, 417-8879 4-7pm daily: $1.25 draft, $2 wells & $2 dom beers

Fredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diner 2700 Immokalee Rd, #12, 431-7928 Daily, 2-7pm: 2 for 1 wells & house wine, $2 bottle beer, $3 Guinness Grumpyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8935 Tamiami Tr North, 566-3200 12-7pm daily, $2 dom & draft, $2 off wine & liquor Island Pub 600 Neapolitan Way, 262-2500 Mon, 5-8pm: Jazz, Wed, 5:308:30pm: Trevor Earl, tropical sounds, $1 Margaritas all night Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bait Shack 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd, 594-3460 M-F, 3-7pm: 2 for 1 beer, wine & mixed drinks. Sat & Sun, 11-7pm: $1 dom drafts, $2 dom bottles, $3 house wines & wells, $12 dom buckets, $15 import buckets & 35¢ wings Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crab Shack 1355 5th Ave S, 793-7700 4-7pm daily: $1 off drafts, $2 house wines & 2for1wells Mangrove CafĂŠ 878 5th Ave S, 262-7076 5-7pm daily: 2for1wells, house wines & beer

Chiliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4251 9th St North, 261-1118 Daily: 2for1drafts, house Margaritas, house wines & wells

Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ale House 6320 Hollywood Blvd M-F: $1 drink of day, $2 wells & Fosters, $3 calls & house wine $4 premiums, $5 Miller Lite- Icehouse- MGD pitchers, $3.95 Jager. Daily: $5 Captain Morgan & Skyy vodka

Chops City Grill Naples 837 5th Ave S, 262-4677 Brooks Grand Plaza, 992-4677 5-6:3pm daily: ½ off drafts, wells, select wines & Martinis

Nemoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports CafĂŠ 5400 Tamiami Trail North, 597-3452 M-F 11-6pm, Th-Sun 9-2am: $2.50 wells, $5 pitchers, $3 import bottles & $2.45 dom & $1.95 drafts. M-F 4-6pm: 99¢ drafts

Club House 5939 Pine Ridge Rd, 354-0900 11-7pm daily: $1.50 drafts, $2 dom bottles, discounted wells & $3.75 Margaritas

Noodleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ 1585 Pine Ridge Rd, 592-0050 4-7pm & Fri, 4-close: ½ off wells, house wines, Coors & Miller Lt drafts, HWWL[PaLYZ  ,MĂ&#x201E;U4HY[PUPZ

English Pub 2408 Linwood Ave, 775-3727 M-F, 4-7pm & Sat-Sun, 12-5pm: $1 off all drinks & comp. hors dourves

Ohana Restaurant & Lounge 2624 Tamiami Trl E, 262-8300 Daily, 4-7pm & 10pm-close: appetizer & drink specials

Foxboro Sports Tavern 4420 Thomasson Ln, 530-2337 M-F until 7pm: 2for1well & call drinks, $1 off beer & wine

Outback Steak House 4910 Tamiami Tr N, 434-7100 Daily until 7pm: 2 for 1 draft beer, house Margaritas, house wine, Wallaby Darn & most single liquor drinks

Frascatiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 1258 N Airport Rd, 643-5709 3-6pm daily: ½ off wells, dom drafts, house wines & appetizers. M & W, 7-10pm: 2 for 1 Fri: Karaoke, Sat: 8:30-12: Live Bands (classic rock)

Paddy Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub 457 5th Ave South, 649-5140 Daily, 4-10: ½ priced drinks! Fri & Sat, 10pm-close: $6 dbl Grey Goose, $5 Apple Martinis, 12am-close: $6 Jager Bombs, Mon. SIN Night


Pazzo! Italian CafÊ 853 5th Ave S, 434-8494 5-6:30pm daily: ½ off drafts, wells & select wines

Sharkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cavern 13040 Livingston Rd #1, 643-1113 M-F, 5-7pm: $2 dom & top shelf, $3 draft beer, ½ off wells & appetizers

TGI Fridays 2110 9th Street N, 263-1763 3-7pm & 10-close daily: $2 dom beers, $3 Blue Moon & Sam Adams, $4 Margaritas, Long Islands & Mojitos, $2 wells and $1 off house wine

Pelican Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1046 Pine Ridge Rd, 649-0800 2700 Immokalee Rd, 597-5013 7785 Davis Blvd, 793-2004 Daily, 11-7pm & Fri until 10pm: 35¢ wings and peel & eat shrimp (10 or more), $2.25 dom bottles, $2.75 wells, $5 bombs, $1 drafts & $2.25 house wine. T: $2 Margaritas, W- 2for1Ladies Night Th- $2 Long Beach & Island Iced Tea, Sat- $2 Bloody Mary

Sharkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Den Billiards 2348 Pineland Ave, 774-2250 M-F, 5-8pm: $6 dom. pitchers, $8 Import pitchers, $9.99 dom. buckets, $12.99 Import buckets, $4.50 wine and ½ off mixed drinks

The Real Macaw 3275 Bayshore Dr, 732-1188 3-6pm Tues-Sat: ½ off drinks. Thurs: Smokinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Joe, Fri: Sal, Sat: Big Buck & the Biscuit Boys

Riverwalk 1200 5th Ave S, 263-2734 3-6pm: Margaritas $4.95 a glass & $17.00 Margarita or Sangria pitcher

Stevie Tomatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sportspage 5310 Shirley St, 566-7060 3-7pm daily: $1.25 drafts, $2 bottles, $3 imports & wells, $4 calls & premiums

Ruthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Steak House 1700 Tamiami Trail N, 434-0122 Sun-Fri, 5-7pm: Prime Bite mix & match- $3 each, $5 single wells, $7 premium martinis & $5-6 prime wines Shaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabana Bar 495 Bayfront Place, 732-6633 M-Sun 4:30-6:30pm: $2.75 wells & $1.75 dom bottles Spankyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Speakeasy 1550 Airport Pulling Rd N, 643-1559 M-Sat, 3-7pm: $1 drafts, $2 dom beers, $4 house wine, $3.25 wells & 75¢ off wells

Snappers Night Club 2634 Tamiami Trail E, 775-4114 3-8pm daily: 2for1wines & wells, $2 off all beers.

Stoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Cafe 21253 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd, Estero, 949-8234 11-7pm daily: 2for1dom drafts, ½ price house wine and call drinks (lounge & patio only) South Street 1410 Pine Ridge Rd. 435-9333 M-F, 3-6pm, M-Th, 10pm-2am: $2 drafts & bottles, $4 wells, $5 specialty martinis, 1/2 price apps & small bar pizzas Tavern on the Bay 489 Bayfront Place, 530-2225 Daily: Dom Buckets (4) - $8.99, Sam Adams Seasonal Buckets (4) - $13.99, daily food & drink specials

Uno Chicago Grill 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, 566-7866 M-Sat, 4-close & all day Sun: ½ off select dom drafts, single wells & $3.50 house wines, Mon-Sat, Snack Hour: 4-7pm & all day Sun Yabbas Island Grill 711 5th Avenue S, 262-5787 5-6:30pm daily: ½ off drafts, wells & select wines Ziziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant & Lounge 221 9th Street S, 262-4835 4-6:30pm daily: $4 house wine, $4 wells, $2.25 beers & ½ off appetizers Zookieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Pub & Grill 7740 Preserve Ln, 566-7513 3-7pm daily: $2 drafts, dom bottles & wells

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You’ve heard the statement that green is the new black. Ecological awareness is at an all-time high, and it has never been more attainable or more fashionable than in 2009. In celebration of Earth Day, which is right around the corner on April 22nd, many people are making the pledge to add a little more green to their own lifestyles. Why not? Change is everywhere! A new year, a new President, it’s the perfect time for a new resolution. Despite our best intentions, it’s a simple fact that some things are easier said than done. When it comes to the day in and day out, where does one start? Look no further. If you want to easily add a little more green to your everyday life, here are ten great companies in Naples to help you get started.

Dry Cleaning You probably think that all dry cleaners are created alike, but that’s no longer the case. Platinum Dry Cleaners, located at 3633 Tamiami Trail N, has set itself apart by replacing their harmful chemicals with an eco-friendly cleaning solution of hydrocarbon, and have an extensive recycling program for hangers, solution bottles, etc.

Restaurants If you’re looking to change your usual routine, take a trip over to Food N Thought Organic Market & Restaurant, located at 2132 Tamiami Trail N. Among their many delicious meals is Mediterranean Chicken with dill potatoes and Salmon with a cream of spinach sauce and veggie mix. To complement your choice, include a glass of sparkling natural juice or organic milk, complete with a paper straw.

Hotels Whether you have friends or family coming into town, or if you are just looking for a nice weekend getaway, make your next reservation as good for the environment as it is for you. The Naples Grande Beach Resort has recently undergone some extensive renovations as part of their commitment to preserving the environment. They’ve been honored as “One -=HI $NAAJ )K@CA ANPEłA@‡ >U PDA #!"- PD=JGO to their efforts including water conservation, PULSE MAGAZINE

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guest recycling programs, initiation of eco-friendly cleaning products, and use of post consumer paper goods in all the facilities. Relax in the tranquil setting and exquisitely decorated rooms with the knowledge and satisfaction that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reducing your carbon footprint.

House Cleaning If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do it yourself, be assured that you can put the chore of cleaning house in the hands of someone who cares as much about the environment as you. U QOEJC ÄźOI=NP NKQPEJCÂ&#x2021; *=E@ -NK reduces the drive time for their employees, as well as the amount of fuel needed to navigate from house to house. An instant eco booster! They use an eco-friendly LNK@Q?P ?=HHA@ Äź$AP HA=JÂ&#x2021; SDE?D EO manufactured by Shaklee and endorsed by Oprah. The concentrated form requires less packaging, thus less resources are used. The all organic product is safer for their employees and for our families, yet just as effective as any chemical cleaner.

Hair Salon Everyone enjoys a new look, so if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to take your hair care to the next level, visit Sphere, a trendy modern salon located at 758 12th Ave S. New owner, Doug Trombino, uses a line discovered in France called Phyto, which uses all botanical extracts to maintain and style your tresses. Not only is Phyto ecofriendly because of its formulas, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s produced with wind generated electricity, packaged in 100% recyclable containers, and has never been tested on animals. Even the brochures are printed on recycled paper! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not yet ready for a new stylist, stop in to buy the product for home use. An extensive selection of the line is available on their shelves, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

within, and I mean EVERYTHING, as being completely organic, natural or green in some way. Top it off with a clean, modern design and easy layout, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got Whole Foods. From toothpaste to desserts, seafood to cosmetics, even the alcohol is earth mindful. The best part? You never have to think about whether or not youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re reaching for the organic brand. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ALL organic!

Carpet Cleaning 4D=PÂ&#x2020;O PDA JASAOP KLPEKJ EJ ÄźCNAAJÂ&#x2021; ?=NLAP cleaning? One Minute Dry Time Green Carpet Cleaning. By using no water, this system saves approximately 1.25 million gallons of water a year cleaning the same square footage of carpet as regular carpet cleaning systems. This also saves on resources to heat the water, and on sewer contamination in disposing of the dirty water. Using citrus based micro- sponges and an organic compound, this is the only system approved by the EPA to remove environmental agents such as dirt, dust mites, bacteria and mold from your carpet. Clean, deodorized and sanitized rugs are the result! More information, and even video examples of the process, can be found on their website: www. oneminutedrytime.com.

House Painting When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to turn your house into the next HGTV feature, be sure to call Illusions Faux Painting. With dozens of techniques and hundreds of variations, Illusions can create a masterpiece out of your boring white wall by using low VOC and eco-friendly paints. Because these paints give off fewer toxins and are water based, it makes your home a healthier structure for you and your family, and makes the earth a healthier place during the clean-up process. These paints are made to be durable, so you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever see the difference.

Grocery Store

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Publix, move over! Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new option in town called Whole Foods Market that is a practical destination for those who are organically centered and environmentally conscious. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been there yet, think of your local grocery store, multiply the size by two, and picture everything

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard of the cars that run on 100% vegetable oil? Ever think it could be your car? The Naples Biofuel Organization makes just that claim. They have the instructions and means to show you how to turn your new or used vegetable oil into a product that can fuel your car. They can

even help you convert your Mercedes into a genuine vegetable oil hybrid! For more details, check out their website at www. naplesbiofuel.com.

Landscaping Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking the general concept of planting and maintaining growing things in your yard should be eco-friendly in EPOAHB 4D=P =>KQP PDA ?DAIE?=H Ĺ&#x201A;HHA@ fertilizers and weed killers youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using? Instead of pumping harmful insecticides and other toxins into the earth, call Your Green Garden Advisor. They will maintain your beautiful lawn without using any chemicals, pesticides or gas powered equipment. As an added bonus, they can suggest strategies to cut back on your water bill. For more details, visit www. greengardenadvisor.com. In addition to the companies featured above, the following local organizations dedicated to making a difference right here in Naples, Florida. Contact them for ways that you can get involved today! Conservancy of SW Florida www.conservancy.org International Coastal Cleanup Day (239) 417-6310 Collier County Audubon Society www.collieraudubon.org

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Laurie Advice Column Dear Laurie,

My best friend was laid off from her job a few months ago and it coincided with her lease running out. I offered to let her stay with me until she got back on her feet. As it was only supposed to be a temporary situation, we never discussed splitting bills and I didn't expect her to pay rent. She has yet to find another job and two months have gone by. She doesn't have any family in the area, so moving home is not an option and she wants to stay in Naples. This arrangement is starting to cramp my style, both personally and financially. Without losing a friend, how can I ask her to make plans to move out?

- Need My Space Back Dear Need My Space Back, First of all, you are an angel. I commend you for your generosity and compassion. You are a very kind person for opening your doors to your best friend in her time of need! Since you stated that you are being "cramped" a bit personally and financially, I believe the focus is to help your friend feel good about finding employment, and to have an open conversation about your expectations and how she can contribute. 1. Communication: Share a time frame for her to live with you. If you're comfortable, you can say, "I'm glad that I was able to open my doors for you during this time. I know this must be very tough on you and I want to help. I love you, and my hope is that you are able to find a job and move out. I want to help you set an action plan. In the meantime, what do you think about the prospects of finding a part-time job to help with some of my bills?" Also, discuss what your friend's backup plan is at this time. 2. House rules: If you need some alone time in your house, ask her to visit friends or even the library. Be honest about your needs. Let her know that you expect her to help in other ways - cleaning, baby/pet sitting, running errands, painting, planting, cooking, etc. 3. Help your friend to set goals to get a job and take action daily. To keep her attitude positive, I recommend suggesting that she read inspirational books such as Living in the NOW, Your Heart's Desire workbook by Sonia Choquette, Smile Across Your Heart: The Process of Building Self-Love. Walking outside in the sun and fresh air is helpful too to stay positive! On your behalf, your friend is invited as my guest to my March 28 half-day workshop, "Living Life Lighter" at FGCU in Naples. Thank you for being such a good friend and hang in there!

- Laurie Laurie Martin is a certified life coach, speaker, workshop facilitator and yoga teacher. Please visit her site: www.SmileAcrossYourHeart/Coaching, LaurieM@SmileAcrossYourHeart.com, (239) 398-5979.

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by Brooke Herron

He Said

by Jeremey Bingham

Brooke, this is one area where you're not going to get a lot of resistance from me. Having recently navigated my way through the dangerous waters of wedding planning to a successful marriage, I know the value of avoiding anything that will cause stress to your bride. To be honest, my "bachelor party" consisted of a chili cook-off followed by drinks and a late-night Wii session. Pretty tame, though I'll note that this was my choice, my lovely wife told me point-blank that as long as I was not actually doing anything that qualified as cheating, she could care less. Note: This is your best case scenario, guys. Ladies, let's get a few things cleared up. For 99% of guys, the strip club and even some of the "private shows" in hotel rooms or whatever do not equal sex. It's nothing that's not available with a few clicks on the internet, it just happens to be occurring in real time with a huge guy named Leon standing there watching to make sure your guy and his friends don't get handsy. It's really pretty absurd to think of this stuff as "cheating" when it's just artificial sex for show. If you can't handle the notion of your husband-to-be thinking lewd thoughts about a woman he has no shot with, then you need to examine YOUR feelings. Guys have an innate curiosity to look at naked women, and that's a reality you're going to need to accept, if you haven't already. Just don't think about it, let him get charged up and share that energy with you later, you'll be glad you did. I have to take issue with ONE thing; the co-ed bachelor party is categorically a horrible idea. It's much better to forgo the whole thing than to enter into THAT disaster. I have a friend who tried to go coed in Vegas, and the thing ended so badly that, although the wedding went on the next day, it was minus a maid of honor due to the previous night's "activities." Don't even attempt to have this party the night (or even week) before the wedding. Just get it done sometime Photography by Monique Russ during the previous month so it has no #1 Have a big collaborative party impact on the wedding day. between the bride and groom. Invite all To review; don't wait until the last minute, don't be anythe friends on both sides to partake in one combined bachelor where near each other for the duration, and just don't ask quesparty. If your intentions are pure to begin with, then this would tions, you're better off not knowing, right? You're marrying this be your best bet. person, the least you can do is trust them to stay clothed and faithful for one night out of the lifetime you're about to spend #2 However, if that is not an option, I have an even better idea. Perhaps if you don't trust your fiancĂŠ enough to have a solo bach- together. elor party, maybe you shouldn't be getting married in the first place. Bachelor parties. Two little words that future brides don't want to think about, and generally what grooms (or more likely, the groomsmen) are more than ready to consider. I can already feel Jeremey (congrats on your wedding!) gearing up for his verbal assault, so let me present my argument: I don't think bachelor parties are wrong, I just think some bachelors have the wrong intentions. For the sake of argument, I'm including bachelorette parties under the umbrella term "bachelor parties." Some people suggest that bachelor parties represent the last night of freedom, the last time the bride or groom will be legally single. Newsflash! You are already in a committed and monogamous relationship, you are not single, and just because "this is your last night of freedom", you shouldn't toss out everything you've worked for during your entire relationship for a little drunken debauchery. We've all heard the stories of cheating with strippers or some random unknown met at a bar, and we've most definitely seen the movies. It happens, probably more often that most people would admit. Because of the activities that take place during bachelor parties, it can be difficult to know where to draw the line. Some people would even consider their mate going to a strip club cheating, while others are much less restrictive. This adds to additional complications in what can already be a stressful wedding planning process, so why cloud the marriage before the vows are even taken? I think that most bachelor parties have it all wrong. You shouldn't be having a party lamenting the end of your (likely) scandalous ways, but instead you should be celebrating the beginning of a new chapter in your life, one that, if done for the right reasons, should satisfy you more than any random fling. I have a few suggestions to end this drama:

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I Story & Photography by Mary Carol Fitzgerald Pura Vida is a saying that is commonly used by Costa Ricans, a.k.a. Ticos, when greeting or departing. This past December our friend, Trent, who owns property in the Southern Nicoya Region of Costa Rica, invited my boyfriend, Joe and I to visit. Always up for a good adventure and spontaneous travels to exotic places, we accepted with great pleasure along with another friend of ours, (=N= &J '=JQ=NU SA >K=N@A@ =J IANE?=J ENHEJAO Ĺ&#x192;ECDP @AL=NPEJC BNKI *E=IE &JPÂ&#x2020;H &P S=O = OIKKPD PSK DKQN Ĺ&#x192;ECDP PK PDA ?=LEP=H ?EPU KB 0=J 'KOA where we stayed for the night to break up our trip before the next leg of travel to Playa Santa Teresa. Situated on the southern tip of Central America, Costa Rica is OQNNKQJ@A@ >U >KPD PDA -=?EĹ&#x201A;? ,?A=J =J@ =NE>>A=J 0A= =J@ >KN@ANA@ by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Similar to Florida, the best time of year to visit for its comfortable climate is December-April, also known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;dry seasonâ&#x20AC;? and the summer. Although it is less crowded May-November, which is known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;green seasonâ&#x20AC;?, it is also very wet as heavy rains are abundant. Much of the time roads become impassable =J@PN=RAH>A?KIAO@EBĹ&#x201A;?QHP We spent an interesting night in San Jose, staying at the world famous %KPAH !AH /AU 0=J 'KOA EO @AĹ&#x201A;JEPAHU = ?EPU PK L=OO PDNKQCD >QP EO JKP recommended as home base. The next morning we took a local â&#x20AC;&#x153;puddle jumperâ&#x20AC;? to the town of Tambor, arriving at the Tambor airport which consisted of a metal bench, a tin roof and a chain link fence. As we left in our rental car, there were paved roads for a short while, followed by a single rocky, bumpy, dusty, roll-up-your-windows and holdon-tight road. The roads are narrow and there were many times we had PK LQHH KRAN PK HAP KPDAN PN=BĹ&#x201A;? L=OO ,QN ÄşPKQN CQE@AÂ&#x2020; =JJKQJ?A@ Äź KOP= /E?=J 1N=BĹ&#x201A;? '=IÂ&#x2021; =O SA OPKLLA@ PK HAP = DAN@ KB ?=PPHA HA@ >U = I=J KJ = horse go by. We all let out a few laughs hanging out the windows to take pictures. There were few street signs and no numbers, with buildings and landmarks being used for directions. Arriving in beautiful Playa Santa Teresa, which sits snugly on the -=?EĹ&#x201A;? K=OP & ?KQH@JÂ&#x2020;P DAHL >QP JKPE?A PDA ?KHH=NHAOO HK?=H @KCO NK=IEJC the streets or simply resting under some shade on the side of the road. Surfers were casually walking to the next big break, and surf shops dotted PULSE MAGAZINE

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BACKLASH from left to right: Ricky Addison Ron Casanta Karen Kalvin Scott Sellers (back) Tom (TK) Kalvin Bob Votta

by Moony Mann It seems that every time I turn around, these guys are there. If I go out in Bonita Springs, the band on the stage is BACKLASH... If I go to East Naples, there they are again... If I go to Ft. Myers, BACKLASH is rockin' the house... If I go to an upscale Naples night club... there they are again. If I go to an outdoor Biker charity event... you guessed it. So, I had to go find out what makes this band tick. I was invited to sit down with BACKLASH at their rehearsal studio in Naples for a Q & A session before they started their weekly routine. Carpet lined the walls of the storage unit which was neatly packed to the rafters with amps, speaker cabinets and other various black boxes, just like a hundred other practice rooms that I have seen over the years. It was apparent that they were serious about their craft by the quality and arrangement of the equipment. I was politely invited to make myself comfortable and offered a beverage. As I sat down and began to pull my notepad from my computer case, I noticed the band members instinctively assuming their respective positions in the room, strapping on their guitars and sitting down behind their drums and keyboards. I almost hated to continue with the interview because I knew they were itching to ROCK out, but Tom (TK) Kalvin, the band's lead vocalist and front man, flipped on his microphone and asked, "Well, Moony, where would you like to start?" Although the band was in the finals of the 2007 and 2008 Moony Mann Battle of the Bands, I hadn't had a

chance to really get to know much about them. As I asked my questions, I noticed each of the replies came back to me from different band members as if they were all linked up to the same mind. It quickly became clear to me that these people were indeed a BAND in every sense of the word... a family. I was impressed with how the responses flowed from these intelligent well-spoken people who shared a common love of making music. That, dear reader, is what it's all about. A real BAND is a group of people who share a love and vision of the music they enjoy, and enjoy playing it together as ONE. This is what makes BACKLASH tick! I asked the group about their short and long term goals. TK responded, "We would like to book more gigs. It has slowed down for us and many of the other bands we know. This economy has made some of the bar and restaurant owners begin to wonder what's around the corner. We've noticed a lot more of the husband-wife karaoke duos out there. They can work for less money with their backing tracks. But, we are optimistic about the future and plan to spend time in the studio adding more tunes to our repertoire. Also, we would like more offers to open for higher level bands that come to our area on tour." "As for the long term," adds keyboard player/vocalist and the only female member of the band, Karen Kalvin, "we have been so busy performing shows everywhere that we haven't been able to record our original songs to produce a CD. Ultimately, that is our goal, and touring to promote the album."

When I asked the band to give me some history, the band's drummer/vocalist, Ron Castanta, said, "We formed out of other bands back in early 2006, but we have been playing some of these songs for 45 years. Covering songs from genres such as Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Modern Rock, Country and Blues, the majority of our song catalog spans more than six decades." TK mentioned that there have been some recent changes in the bands line-up and on cue guitarist Bob Votta gave me a quick riff on his Gibson "Studio", pushing through a classic Marshall "Half-Stack". "Bob joined the band less than a month ago, but has already proven to be an asset and has helped us get to the next level," said Ricky Addison, the lead guitarist/vocalist. When asked about where the name BACKLASH came from, TK replied, "We narrowed it down to this name from a list of about 100... It just sounded catchy." When I inquired about the band's musical influences, Addison answered with his guitar, noodling out some riffs with heavy Blues and Rock influences. Being a guitar player myself, I realized that Ricky was capable of playing with the best of 'em. This unassuming, under-the-radar, giant teddy bear was a damn good guitar player! At this point in the interview, I asked if the band would play some tunes. Without missing a beat, the band played some classic songs and some contemporary numbers as well. As BACKLASH rehearsed, I had a chance to take photos of the six members. BACKLASH is: Tom (TK) Kalvin on vocals and acoustic guitar; Karen Kalvin on keys, guitar and vocals; Ricky Addison on lead guitar and vocals; Scott Sellers on bass and vocals; Bob Votta on guitar and vocals; and Ron Casanta on drums and vocals. To contact the band or to check out their upcoming events schedule, visit: myspace.com/backlashband2007 To see a video montage of my visit with BACKLASH, click the PULSE Magazine link at www.MoonyMann.com PULSE MAGAZINE

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A Toast to Your Health

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inful indulgences have taken a backseat to low fat and green choices, so it's no surprise that alcohol, the guiltiest pleasure of all, is transforming its unhealthy image. The same culinary concepts that have gone on in the kitchen are now being shifted to the bar and mixed into a martini glass. The trend of flavored syrups and sugary mixers is becoming dated and unappealing, especially for those watching By Atali Maruri their waistlines. Mixologists at trendy bars across the country are quickly beginning to follow a more health-centric fad by creating concoctions from organic fruits, vegetables, and herbal extracts. Organic cocktails are making their way onto the scene, attracting the eco-chic and health conscious consumers who are looking for new options at happy hour. These cleverly crafted drinks are filled with vitamins and ingredients such as green tea, pomegranate and the Brazilian açaí berry. A new generation of antioxidant-rich alcohol brands focused on saving Mother Earth has also hit the market, such as rums, vodkas, and gins. Made from superior ingredients grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, organic liquors are processed and refined in small batches, often incorporating unique blends of botanicals which yield pure and more genuine flavors than commercially produced options. Let's face it; it's rather comforting to know that you can get health benefits not only from eating better foods, but also from sipping on a Bloody Mary. Choosing organic drinks may save you a little of next day calorie regret because there is so much less sugar in natural fruits and vegetables than in mass produced syrups. Whether the idea that even alcohol can be more beneficial is completely ludicrous or slightly genius, there's no question that it has received some serious validation. In recent studies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that adding alcohol to strawberries and blackberries increases their antioxidant qualities. You don't have to visit a lavish restaurant in Manhattan to experience this new rage. Bars and restaurants in SWFL are also jumping on the eco-tistical band wagon. Absinthe Restaurant & Lounge in the Collection at Vanderbilt Shopping Center serves organic vodka and wine along with the entire line of TRU organic vodka, including regular and flavored as well as 360 vodka. They also carry some organic red wines from California. BLU Sushi, known for its savory menu and outrageous cocktails, introduced Organic Crop Vodka last summer. They've also mixed up some fantastic drinks using the eco luxury 360 Vodka, including "Sobe Clean Sobe Green" which is made with 360 Vodka, DeKuyper Melon Liqueur, and Sobe Green Tea, and the "Enviromintal Cooler" which is also made with 360 Vodka, lemon wedge with mint muddle and lemonade. These two environmentally friendly cocktails are sure to guarantee you a "green" time. BLU Sushi has locations in Fort Myers, Gulf Coast Town Center and Naples. Everybody seems to be getting healthy, and what better way to start than one drink at a time. PULSE MAGAZINE

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ROOMMATE TIPS... In the spirit of Pulse Magazine's College Spring Break issue, Oonagh O'Hagan has shared some helpful hints from her book about dealing with crazy roommates, I Lick My Cheese. With twenty and thirtysomethings trying to save money and cut costs, the possibility of having a late-in-life roommate is greater than ever. Save yourself a world of pain and carefully consider the suggestions below.

BEFORE YOU/ OR THE ROOMMATE MOVE IN:

1. Meet them for a drink somewhere. Each person should bring a friend/roommate so it isn't like a date, or worse, dangerous! This is good because you tend to get a more realistic idea of what someone is like, especially if they get totally trashed and end up swinging themselves around the bar. That might be what you are into, but if you want a quiet life, then maybe this is not the situation for you. Another good reason for meeting at a bar, you get to see if you have similar taste or interests. If they choose a metal bar and you are all about acid jazz, it's not going to be a match made in heaven. Also, you will get a feel for the area if you meet at a bar in the apartment's neighborhood.

2. Make sure you meet all the people with whom you will possibly be living. This was a real amateur error that I made one time. I met everyone in an apartment and they all seemed lovely. There was one bedroom they didn't show me as the girl who lived there was (conveniently) out. When I moved in, the girl was a total psycho and I realized the other roommates were all about to leave because of her. I had been duped. So meet everyone. This was the psycho who influenced the book. I should have known since she had about five locks on her door and was always accusing people of trying to get in her room. I hate to think what was going on in there!

3. This ties in with the last point.

Ask why the person is leaving the apartment. If they mumble and panic, then try and find out what the real issue is... was it place or people? Ask where they are moving to and why. That might reveal the problem. Also, ask how long everyone's contracts are and if any of the other roommates are leaving soon.

ONCE YOU'VE/THEY'VE MOVED IN:

1. If you find yourself living with a lunatic, start writing notes to them. Why? If you can get them to write back, you have some sort of documentation regarding the problems. This is what I did with the psycho, and it started a book!

2. If you have a "can't help eating / using other people's stuff especially when I am drunk' issue", then embrace your problem, admit it and deal with it. There is nothing worse than having an angry roommate wake you up when you have a pumping hangover because you ate all their food. Just remember to replace it. Otherwise you get into the depressing situation of having to hide things in your bedroom and that's so bleak. Eating toast in your room so nobody will know you have peanut butter, just bleak. PULSE MAGAZINE

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TAKE A BITE OUT OF SHARKS DEN

by Brett Scott

A recent adventure took me to Sharks Den, Naples' only full service pool hall. Conveniently located just down the road from 5th Ave attractions, I found the location on my way home from dinner. Not wanting to go home "early" on a Saturday, but looking for a relaxed environment, I found myself pulling in to explore these new waters. At first glance, it appeared to be a small hole in the wall, my ideal playing ground. However, the shark in me came alive once I opened the doors. Countless tables of different sizes filled a well lit room. Pool sticks lined the wall and the crowd was in their 20's. My first step was checking in at the counter and forfeiting my license for some pool balls. The price was moderate at $8/hr. Honestly, with how fast the table usually clears, that beats feeding those hungry quarter tables! I was playing on an approximately 8 ft table, the cloth was in good condition and racking the balls with their unique triangle was amusing. It took me a minute to figure out if it was upside down or facing the wrong direction. After searching for hand chalk, I was informed that they do not carry any. What some would consider a minor inconvenience is more of a necessity for me when working on difficult shots with a pool hall cue and sometimes sweaty hands. The music was definitely an upbeat rock/ hip-hop/ club style that kept my ears perked as favorite songs played throughout the night. I spent about fifteen minutes conversing with the waitress and bartender, both ultra friendly and fun, and the room had a proper balance of sound that made the atmosphere perfect for conversation. Besides the game, one factor that will make this a return visit for me is the enjoyable staff. The Dj played great music at a comfortable sound level and the ability to make requests was an added pleasure. There were plenty of good cues to choose from and the ability to upgrade for a few dollars to a better cue was a bonus. Sharks Den is under new ownership and although they have come a long way from the previous "Art's Place", this shark's experience would have been improved by more chalk and less cigarette smoke. Regardless, the bottom line is that I will be back! The friendly and diverse customers already coming to this attraction made my night at Sharks Den very entertaining.

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BE SCENE! in Pulse Magazine SQUAREHEAD - NEW BAND VENUE Squarehead, located in the Outback Steakhouse plaza at 4910 Tamiami Trail N, is a new venue for bands looking for a place to perform, practice, and record. It's not a bar or a restaurant, so the main focus is the music. The first show/open mic night was February 20th with special musical guests, The New Architects & The Roulette! Squarehead is a place for friends to gather and enjoy good live music, musicians looking for other musicians, people wanting to jam, and people wanting to play at an open mic night! If this is you, contact Ray for more information at 287-1397 or email dinosaurplayground@gmail.com

JOHNNY MALLOY'S EXPANDS Johnny Malloy's will be opening a new Estero location at the site of the old Stoney's Sports Café. Located at 21253 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd, Johnny Malloy's will serve all the food that has made them famous and keep the sports bar tradition alive and well in Estero.

NEW COFFEEHOUSE "A At the CrossRoads" coffeehouse, located at 1055 Pine Ridge Rd, is serving up great coffee, live music and conversation about life one Saturday every month. Come. Sit. Relax. Listen. The next coffeehouse is Saturday March 7, from 7-10pm and is open to all at no charge. Visit crossroadsefca.com for more info or call (239) 514-3620.

NOOSHI PRESENTS LA NOCHE Friday Night is now Latin Night at NooShi Lounge inside Noodles Cafe. Live entertainment starts at 7:30pm with dancing until 2:30am! It’s been packed, come early! Doug Bladich of Dolce Vita Hair Salon visits the Bumble & bumble University in NYC

SIX DEGREES EXHIBITIONS

FRED’S DINER is for the DOGS

Located at 1100 Sixth Ave. S, on the dockside boardwalk at Tin City, Six Degrees Exhibitions is more than your average art gallery. Reaching out to the community and bringing creative minds together, exhibitions are typically held every two weeks and feature local and international artists from a variety of backgrounds and styles. Opening nights are regularly attended by hundreds of Naples residents as well as visitors from across the country. Six Degrees is also the artist's venue for performances of theatre, comedy, music, poetry reading, independent films and installation art. They are one of the current venues for the Naples International Film Festival (coming in 2009). How can Six Degrees accommodate YOUR artistic vision? Call 331-2678 to find out and learn more on their website: sixdegreesexhibitions.com

Before hitting the Dog Beach or Dog Park, stop for breakfast or lunch with your dog (!) at the recently opened Fred's Diner. Located at 2700 Immokalee Rd in Uptown Plaza next to Pelican Larry’s, this is the only restaurant in Naples where your canine companion can join you… on the outside patio. When Pulse Magazine visited, Brooke's Legacy Animal Rescue group was out front with several animals up for adoption and one adorable rescue dog named Horizon was adopted by the Mathews Family right in front of Fred's. Although there was quite a bit of excitement, we were able to enjoy a delicious breakfast inside the diner where the atmosphere is very casual and contemporary. We were quite entertained by the various dogs and owners on the outside patio and because rules are strictly enforced, both dogs and humans were on their best behavior. What a fun concept for animal lovers! To learn more, call 431-7928 or visit fredsdiner.com.

GOLD’S GYM... NOW JABZ Many dedicated work-out buffs were worried when Gold's Gym, at 2151 Trade Center Way, announced that they would be closing their doors on December 12th. Memberships were transferred to Lifestyle Family Fitness. Luckily, Gold's Gym has reopened as Jabz, with a shift in focus to MMA and weight training. The gym layout and staff hasn’t really changed. For more details about membership, call 598-4466.

MERCEDES BENZ FASHION - NYC Local hair stylist and color artist, Fabian Cisneros, represented Naples at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Day in NYC, fifteen days prior to Fashion Week 2009. The agency in charge was MetroVelbet. "My experience working with Fashion Week models was great! One shoot lasted thirteen hours, but nobody was tired. We were doing what we love, so it is easy to create especially when everybody is on the same page," says Cisneros. Cisneros has a background with the industry, starting with a Hairdressing School in Toronto then on to the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. He also spent time in Tel Aviv before returning to the US with the Sebastian Design Team, working in big shows, and teaching cut & color. He currently resides in Naples, but is not affiliated with any local studios. The easiest way to see his other work is to google! Or call (239) 293-9122.

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Ahoy! MenuGuy Wine and Dine visits Capt. Brien's On The Water h he W Seafood and Raw Bar Waterfront at itss best, Naples Na aples Style

PULSE Restaurant Reviews We are fortunate to reside in such close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, and we are lucky to have some of SWFL's freshest seafood available at a wide array of restaurants. One of those fine seafood establishments is Capt. Brien's Seafood & Raw Bar, located at 599 S. Collier Blvd Unit 218 on Marco Island. My reviews for Pulse typically stay in Naples, but when Captain Brien personally invited me to set sail to Marco Island, I couldn't resist giving his seafood joint a try. Let me begin by saying that not only does Capt. Brien's have a reputation for fresh local seafood, but it's also home to the Off the Hook Comedy Club that features some of the biggest names in comedy nearly every weekend. My friends and I were anxious to kick back with some good food and hilarious live entertainment. Upon arrival, we were seated promptly, and our server, Roman, introduced himself and detailed the night's specials. To start, we ordered their renowned Roasted Jalapeno & Lobster Con Queso appetizer. I have had people tell me great things about this dish, so we had to give it a try. It was fantastic! It had a good kick of spice with generous amounts of lobster in a cheese sauce served with tortilla chips for dipping. We casually checked out our surroundings while enjoying the appetizer. Capt. Brien's has informal dĂŠcor that resembles a fishing boat. There are fishing nets strewn about along with buoys, bumpers and pictures of some major catch-

es on the walls. The "bow," or front of the restaurant, is where the stage is and the "stern," or rear, is where the kitchen is located. Our eagerly anticipated meals arrived. One of my friends ordered the Wedge Salad, which was a huge fresh

wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with warm bacon, blue cheese dressing and diced tomatoes. She also ordered the Jumbo Gulf Shrimp that arrived blackened on a bed of yellow rice. I think she was rather hungry, wouldn't you say? My other friend ordered the Crab Cobb Salad, which is jumbo lump crab meat served chilled over fresh mixed greens, bacon, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and hard boiled eggs, with your choice of dressing. I ordered the Maine Lobster Alfredo, which arrived with

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enormous chunks of fresh Maine lobster tossed over Fettuccine Alfredo. We were all impressed by the quality and size of the portions. No one would be going home hungry tonight! I don't know how they did it, but my friends had enough room for dessert. They ordered the Double Chocolate Bread Pudding, which is rich chocolate bread pudding covered with hot fudge and whipped cream. Before I knew it, they had devoured the entire dessert without letting me have a taste, but based on their expressions, it was quite the treat! I highly recommend Capt. Brien's Seafood & Raw Bar to anyone looking to enjoy fresh local seafood in a relaxing, casual environment. Don't forget to go visit www.captbriens.com for the full schedule of upcoming performers. It is definitely a destination for your entire evening. Capt. Brien's also has the best breakfast on the island! I promise that it's worth the drive! Visit www.menuvenueswfl.com to view Capt. Brien's menu and other restaurant reviews by MenuGuy! Bon Appetit!

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Perspectives

along with traffic violations. The shift ends at 6pm.

What is the most common infraction that you deal with? For an officer on day shift, traffic infractions are probably the most common incidents.

If you could get one message across to the younger crowd, what would that be? Don't submit to peer pressure. Think before you act. Most teenagers get caught up in criminal activity from being influenced by their friends.

Do you have any advice for individuals interested in being a part of the law enforcement profession? Being in the law enforcement profession is a rewarding career. It's not what is depicted on television. Be ready for anything.

What are an individual's rights regarding a DUI? An individual has all the rights granted to him or her by the Florida Department of Highway and Safety and Motor Vehicles.

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lease give us a brief bio and explain how you decided on this profession. My name is David Krantz; I'm 41 years old and married with two teenage daughters. I started with the Collier County Sheriff's Office in 1990 after completing four years in the U.S. Coast Guard. I always had an interest in law enforcement from an early age due to having two uncles in the profession.

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academy, he or she is then assigned to a field training officer (FTO) for a period of 14 weeks. After completing the FTO program, the candidate is released on solo patrol to one of the various districts within the county.

Describe the typical day in the life on Naples patrol. A typical day shift for the Collier County Sheriff's Office starts at 6am with roll call. After roll call, the deputy drives to the area of assignment within his or her district. While on patrol the officer responds to calls for service as received through dispatch. If not responding to calls for service, an officer is responsible for patrolling his or her assigned area looking for any criminal activity,

What is the most obvious safety tip that is disregarded by the most people? People need to report any signs of criminal activity to law enforcement. Also, keep your vehicle and residence secured at all times.

Tell us a bit about the canine units and their value to the force. As a canine handler for three years, I have witnessed the value of canine units in law enforcement. Canines assist deputies in several ways on a daily basis, from tracking fleeing suspects and searching buildings to locating illegal narcotics.

Where can readers find more information on the Collier County Sheriff Office? www.CollierSheriff.org


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