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EDITOR PAMELA LAZARTO STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER SYLVIA KRIVICKOVA CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS MONIQUE RUSS VINCENT WADE KEITH ISAAC

CONTRIBUTING GRAPHICS SMILEY GRAPHICS THOMPSON TOUCH TAMARA MILLER HEATHER NELSON

SALES SUPPORT JOANNE MCNABB

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

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KAITLAN O’DONNELL

CONTRIBUTING MODELS

SAJATA ELITE MANAGEMENT MIAMI

MAKEUP ARTIST MONAYCIUS ENTERPRISE

HAIR STYLIST THAI LE FOR THE DAVID K SPACE WPB

FEATURED FASHION SWIMWEAR: EVERYTHING BUT WATER JEWELRY: SILVER EAGLE

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS LAURIE MARTIN

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK I am so excited about this issue! Despite the challenging times, Pulse Magazine has been able to expand yet again. That says something about the talented writers, photographers and graphic artists who have worked so hard to make each issue better than the last. Pulse provides info not found in any other local publication and all our hard work is definitely paying off! May-June is the annual swimsuit edition and we want to extend a special thank you to NGALA Private Reserve for hosting the fashion shoot. This animal theme continues with the Featured Artist and Perspectives columns. SWFL is an ecological treasure and deserves celebration! The Feature Editorial, Wild in Naples, provides exciting ideas from skydiving to nightlife. Feel your most primal instincts and this summer will be anything, but boring! Sylvia Krivickova is moving to NYC and this is her last issue with Pulse. I want to take this opportunity to recognize all her amazing photography over the past two years… she will be missed! Check out Behind the Scenes on page 55. Not to worry, another talented photographer is already lined up and Pulse Magazine's fashion photography will continue to be innovative and original. Finally, www.PulseMagazineNaples.com is continuing to grow and provide a valuable resource for locals. All time sensitive info on events, parties and local gossip is posted on the blog. We have received an unprecedented amount of email and calls over the past few months. Clearly, Naples is more than heaven’s waiting room!

~ Pam Lazarto ~

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CONTENTS MAY / JUNE 2009

FEATURES

5... FEATURED ARTIST Maxine Bone captures animals in the wild 10-11... FEATURED CHARITY Brooke’s Legacy... 12-13... WILD IN NAPLES Cool ideas for hot summer fun 23... NGALA PRIVATE RESERVE 28-35... GO WILD SWIMWEAR Exotic swimwear, exotic animals & one beautiful model

COLUMNS 16… ASK LAURIE Follow your dreams or your heart? 17… HE SAID, SHE SAID Chivalry... what is the modern day meaning? 18-19… INTERVIEW W OWNERS OF SHARKS CAVERN Behind the scenes of this hot spot 20-21... MUSIC REVIEWS Top 10 Local Bands You Have to See 37… COME WITH ME TO... Guatemala... an often overlooked gem 51... RESTAURANT REVIEWS Favorite Newcomers on the dining scene 52-53... PERSPECTIVES Tyler Offerman, President of FGCU Wildlife Assoc. 54... HIT THE BEACH WITH STYLE

Nicholas A. Shirghio, A.P. DOM

Acupuncture Physician

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

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8-9... LOCAL HAPPY HOURS 38... BE SCENE! Local gossip and cool new stuff 42-43... EVENT CALENDAR FOR MAY-JUNE 09 44-48... ON SCENE! Absinthe, YP of Naples & Pulse Party


Maxine Bone was born and grew up in the remote farming areas of Zimbabwe. This idyllic existence was cut short by the political turmoil that swept through the nation. Through her art, Maxine tries to bring her love of wild animals in their natural environment. She has studied under her father, worldrenowned wildlife artist, Craig Bone. Maxine is currently following her passion for art and traveling by photographing and studying the different cultures and wildlife in Africa and South America.

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Photography by: Monique Russ

HAT SHAPED YOUR

EARLY LIFE AS AN ARTIST? My dad is an artist, so I was always surrounded with canvases. After many years of observing him work, I decided to start painting myself.

THE MAJORITY OF YOUR WORK FEATURES EXOTIC ANIMALS. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS IN PORTRAYING THEM IN THE WILD? I would love to bring awareness to endangered animals. They are disappearing quickly, so for our children´s children to see them, this generation will need to do something about it.

Symmetry and Espiritu are the most popular with giclees.

DO YOU CREATE A LOT OF CUSTOM PIECES? I do custom pieces every now and then. Sometimes a client will ask for a different technique than mine, which is exciting and adds variety to my paintings.

ANY ADVICE FOR INDIVIDUALS HOPING TO SUCCEED IN THE ART INDUSTRY? It is a tough thing to get into right now with the economic downturn, but perseverance should pull you through.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED WHAT MEDIUM DO YOU USE MOST OFTEN? I use mostly oil paint, but pen and ink, watercolors and pencil, too.

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST POPULAR PIECES COMMERCIALLY? Fearful

PIECE AND WHY? One of my first oil paintings was a portrait of an old black and white photograph that my father found, and he ordered that I paint it in color. I was only fourteen, but I learned more in that painting than I have from any since.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR TRAVELS AND WHAT INFLUENCES YOU PICKED UP FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. I have traveled around South and Central America, as well as Southern Africa to accumulate photographs, whether it be foliage, birds or the big five, to be used as references for my work.

WHAT ARE YOUR IMPRESSIONS OF THE LOCAL ART SCENE IN NAPLES? Naples is a beautiful area, full of culture and inspiration for artists. Art simply works with Naples.

WHERE CAN READERS SEE AND PURCHASE YOUR WORK LOCALLY? IAG Galleries located on Second and Broad St in Naples. My website has updates, events and new work regularly.

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Absinthe Restaurant & Lounge 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd # 200, 254-0050 Daily Happy Hour 4-6pm, Fri-Sat 9-2am: $5 martinis, $3 shots

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Blue Water Bistro Coconut Point Mall, 949-2583 4-6:30pm Daily; ½ off cocktails, beer & wine by the glass (excluding reserved brands)

Joe’s Crab Shack 1355 5th Ave S, 793-7700 M-F 4-7pm: $1 off house wine & drafts, ½ off wells

Boston Beer Garden 2396 Immokalee Rd, 596-2337 Daily 3-6pm: Happy Hour Appetizers for $2.95 at the bar only- pretzel rods, coconut shrimp, [Y\MÅL[H[LY[V[Z MYPLKWPJRSLZ Breaktime Lounge 4630 Gulfstream Dr, 775-7788 Daily until 7pm: 25 cents off beer & 50 cents off mixed drinks Captain’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 Chili’s 4251 9th St North, 261-1118 Daily: 2 for 1 drafts, house Margaritas, house wines & wells & Premium alcohol

Bambusa Bar & Grill 600 Goodlette Frank Rd, 649-5657 Daily 4-7pm: 2 for 1 well, house wine, dom beer & discounted Absolut

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

Beef O Brady’s 7385 Radio Rd, 348-2100 M-F 4-7pm: 49 cent traditional chicken wings, $1.19 dom. drafts, pitcher $6.99, bottles $2.25

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

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

Bice Ristorante 300 5th Ave S, 262-4044 4-6pm: 2 for 1 drinks & complimentary buffet

Frascati’s Restaurant 1258 N Airport Rd, 643-5709 Daily 3-6pm: ½ off wells, domestic drafts, house wines & appetizers

Big Al’s Sports Grille 25101 S Tamiami Tr, 948-7444 8004 Trail Blvd, 591-0733 M-F, 3-7pm Sun-Th, 10pm-close: ½ off dom beer, well & call drinks

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Bliss Lounge, Vision Nightclub 11901 Tamiami Trail N, 403-9901 M-F, 5-7pm: $5 Outrageous cocktails, Half off wells, $1 off beers M-W, 7-9pm: Ladies night, free Skyy ]VKRHYLN\SHYVYĂ&#x2026;H]VYLKKYPURZ  champagne at bar only

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Mangrove CafĂŠ 878 5th Ave S, 262-7076 5-7pm daily: 2 for 1 wells, house wines & beer Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ale House 6320 Hollywood Blvd, 591-0125 M-F: $1 drink of day, $2 wells & Fosters, $3 calls & house wine $4 premiums, $5 Miller Lite- IcehouseMGD pitchers, $3.95 Jager. Daily: $5 Captain Morgan & Skyy vodka Nemoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports CafĂŠ 5400 Tamiami Trail North, 597-3452 M-F, 11-6pm & M-Th, 9-2am: $2.50 wells, $2 dollars off pitchers, $3 imports, $2.45 domestic, $1.95 drafts, M-F, 4-7pm: $5 pitchers (Bud products) Noodleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ 1585 Pine Ridge Rd, 592-0050 Daily, 4-7pm: 1/2off wells, house wines, domestic beer, bottles, & drafts, 4-6:30pm: Daily Happy Appys menu, all items $5, only at bar & high tops Ohana Restaurant & Lounge 2624 Tamiami Trl E, 262-8300 Daily, 4-7pm & 10pm-close: appetizer & drink specials: $2 wells, drafts, & house wines, Fridays & Saturdays: Ladies night 2 for 1 drinks 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 Pazzo! Italian CafĂŠ 853 5th Ave S, 434-8494 4:30-6:30pm daily: ½ off drafts, wells & select wines Pelican Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pine Ridge 1046 Pine Ridge Rd, 649-0800 Daily 11-7pm & Fri until 10pm: 35 cent wings & peel & eat shrimp (10 or more), $2.25 dom bottles, $2.75 wells, $5 bombs, $1 drafts & $2.25 house wine. T- $1 Margaritas & PBR Bottles, $1.50 Pints. W- 2 for 1 ladies night. Th-2 for 1 domestic drafts & flavored vodkas. Sat- Bloody Mary Pelican Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Uptown 2700 Immokalee Rd, 597-5013 Daily 2-7pm: $5 Martinis, $2 wells, dom bottles, & house wines, $1 dom drafts, 35¢ wings peel & eat shrimp (10 or more)


All day every day $4 double Captain Morgan, $5 dom pitchers, $8 dom buckets Pelican Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Davis 7785 Davis Blvd, 793-2004 M-F 2-6pm: 40 cent wings & peel & eat shrimp (10 or more), $1.25 dom mugs & $1.95 pints, $2.50 dom bottles, $3 wells, $2.50 house wines, $6 dom pitchers, $9.95 buckets Bud, Bud Light, or Bud Select, $10.95 buckets; mix & match dom bottles Riverwalk 1200 5th Ave S, 263-2734 3-6pm: Margaritas $4.95 a glass & $17.00 Margarita or Sangria pitcher 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 well martinis & $5-6 prime wines Shaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabana Bar 495 Bayfront Place, 732-6633 Every day 2-7pm $2.50 dom bottles, $3 wells 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 Sharkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cavern 13040 Livingston Rd #1, 643-1113 M-Sat, 5-7pm: $2 dom drafts, $3 import drafts, $3 wells & $4 house wine

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By…Tink Bechtol & Karen Hill

Design by Heather Nelson

Brooke’s Legacy The devastating loss of a young woman’s life has led to the rescue of thousands of sick, severely injured, and abandoned animals.

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“Brooke was a very special person to so many, and my goal was, and is, to keep her spirit alive”


This special young woman is the reason for Brooke's Legacy Animal Rescue Team. She gave so much in her life that we wanted to give something back. Brooke didn’t get a second chance at life. Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue and all the volunteers are committed to second chances for the wonderful pets that are about to be euthanized, and having them adopted by caring and committed families Brooke’s Legacy is different from other animal rescue groups. We don’t discriminate because of breeds or health issues, and we don’t just rescue the easy to adopt pets. They are mainly animals from kill shelters and are usually rescued on the animal’s “last day”. In the past, we have rescued and found permanent homes for pets, which are severely injured, three-legged, blind, etc. The larger breed dogs are difficult to place, and more communities/condo associations/apartment complexes are banning specific breeds or have weight requirements. Many insurance companies have started refusing to write policies to homeowners or have restrictions on German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Doberman Pinschers, Pit Bulls, and others. We believe that the Pit Bull has been unjustly discriminated against, giving it a negative profile and making it the most difficult breed to place. Senior pets with health issues are also a challenge, and we have just started a senior to senior program where senior pets being adopted by senior citizens have a reduced adoption contribution. There are a lot of challenges facing domestic animals today. The economy has made it very difficult, as people are losing their homes and are sometimes forced to leave their beloved pets. Shelters are already filled to capacity, and now so many more adoptable pets are being euthanized every day. Brooke’s Legacy works in conjunction with other animal or environmental protection groups such as the Collier Spay/Neuter Clinic, as well as many area shelters. Spaying and neutering is so important, and we try to educate the public about this when we are doing our adoption events.

“The economy has made it very difficult, as people are losing their homes and are sometimes forced to leave their beloved pets” requires patience, time and TLC to these once neglected and abandoned animals. Last year we had 433 adoptions! They were mostly dogs and cats, but included rabbits and guinea pigs. Brooke’s Legacy has adoption events almost every weekend, and often we are at more than one location. You can usually find us at the Petco on Naples Boulevard every Saturday between 11-3pm, and we also keep some cats in Petco’s cat condos. Our biggest annual event is the “Brooke Miller Memorial Barrel Race”. This event is a fundraiser, and brings together family, friends and animal lovers to enjoy a memorable day and honor Brooke. It also brings awareness to the rescue. We have a silent auction and proceeds from entry fees for the race are donated to the rescue. Volunteers are the core of Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue. We are a volunteer only 501(c)3 organization. Volunteer opportunities include foster homes, dog walkers, cat care, event organizers/coordinators, transports, follow-up phone calls, help at adoption events, etc. Not every volunteer fosters pets. There are so many other needs! We only operate on donations and are always in need of dry dog/cat food. To learn more, visit our website at www.BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.com. Here you can find an up-to-date listing of our available pets, upcoming events and contact information.

At this time, we have approximately twenty foster homes, but are always in need of more. A good foster home/parent is willing to tolerate an untrained pet and help them become adoptable, which includes housetraining and basic obedience. This

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Ask Laurie Advice Column Dear Laurie, I am graduating from college this spring, and plan to move in with my boyfriend of over a year. We are very serious. I just received the exciting news that I was accepted to an internship program in South Africa, working for a nonprofit organization, which is my career path. I would be abroad for nine months. Although my boyfriend has not discouraged me, he obviously isn't happy about this scenario. I don't want to let a man hold me back from what seems like an amazing opportunity. However, my relationship means everything to me, and I feel that he could be "the one". I should mention that I have travelled abroad before. I'm not sure if it's fair to ask someone to wait for nine months, but I don't want to lose him!

Dear Do I Stay or Do I Go, I see your dilemma and how you are torn in two directions! Let's explore and investigate how you feel to create an intentional response. You want to tune in to your intuition and make a decision that is in sync with your heart. 1. Express your concerns with your boyfriend and listen to his. You want to be sure that you are not creating unnecessary fears, such as "he won't be there for me if I leave." Ask him if he supports either decision and discuss your relationship. 2. Set your intention before doing these next exercises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My intention is to have clarity on the best decision for my life path. Please help me tune into my own innate wisdom." Close your eyes, relax your body, and take a few deep breaths. Place your hands on your heart, and imagine unconditional love pouring into your heart, cleansing out your fears. Feel the love and peace inside. Now imagine your life in each direction. First, visualize yourself taking the internship. See yourself in discussions with your boyfriend about going to South Africa. See yourself living each day there, involved with people in your daily life. Notice how you feel being there. What are you learning? How does your body feel in this situation? Is your chest tight? Do you feel at peace? On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being fully happy, how happy are you in this scenario? Now, imagine that you did not accept the internship. See yourself discussing this decision with your boyfriend. What are you doing for the next nine months? Are there other internships that you can do without moving? How does your body feel in this scenario? Is your throat tight, or are you relaxed? On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you? After each scenario, which one felt more fulfilling and with which one was your body more comfortable? Trust how you feel and have the courage to follow your - Laurie heart! You will be a great success. Laurie Martin is an author, certified life coach, speaker, and yoga teacher. Please visit her site:

www.SmileAcrossYourHeart/Coaching LaurieM@SmileAcrossYourHeart.com, (239) 398-5979.

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by Damien Martino

She Said

by Brooke Herron

I've been writing this column for a while now, however this is They say chivalry is dead. If it is dead, who killed it? the first time I've had the privilege of collaborating with my boyfriend. The definition alone is a medieval and archaic term. It's the eternal Admittedly, I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, would this be dream of a knight in shining armor rushing in to save women from therapeutic or damaging? It turns out we agree (for once), so I must whatever is looming out there, or some impending doom. I would love apologize to those hoping for a little verbal mudslinging. Moving onâ&#x20AC;Ś to be that knight on a noble steed (Harley Davidson Fat Boy) to whisk Google "chivalry" and hundreds of definitions will appear, many with them away, and accept the marital dowry. So, let's begin here... the common theme that, yes, chivalry has died. R.I.P. Chivalry. I don't think chivalry is dead, just that the definition of chivalry Beyond its untimely demise, what becomes most apparent is has changed. It originally meant being gallant, noble and caring for that the definition is subjective, and I agree that the meaning has others. To me, the more current version means respect. In the past, evolved over time. As Damien pointed out, chivalry was a term associmen in power were the chivalrous ones and then only when women ated with knights (in shining armor, no less) and their subsequent reswere subservient to them. This was a time when women did not have a cue of every distressed damsel throughout the countryside. What he say in the outcome of their lives. For most of the earlier 20th century, failed to mention is that chivalry applied to much more, although disit remained the same. Then women's rights and the feminist movecussing romance was a hot thing to do back in the day. Some times ment arrived, strengthening the voice of women and, I agree, that was that has yet to change - a la The Notebook. (Such a good a long time coming. Now women have this voice movie.) and these rights, and they are considered "equal." Chivalry pertained more to doing right by others than I use the term "equal" loosely, because although rescuing women. If you were in a position of more power I'm proud to live in a country where women have or wealth, it was chivalrous to help those who were less these rights, as a society we still have a long way fortunate. As far as I can see, this hasn't changed. Look to go, (i.e. equal pay). around at non-profit organizations around the world and Unfortunately, I think that some women you'll see modern day knights in shining armor everybelieve that chivalry is a man opening the door, where. But I digressâ&#x20AC;Ś paying the bill and supporting them financially. In a time where the same "modern" This reasoning is behind the times. Today's femiwomen Damien mentions follow The nists would not allow it, and conversely some southern Rules and take advice from books belles would embrace it -- but it's the women who fall in the like He's Just Not That Into You, it's no middle that are a different story. These women are indewonder that we believe chivalry no pendent; they work hard and climb the corporate ladder. longer exists. We are brainwashed After all that, when the check comes for dinner, they have with every sappy chick flick out there no qualms in assuming the man will pay. While I hate to that true love prevails, and that men fall back on the clichĂŠ of 'you can't have your cake and eat it will go to the ends of the earth to sactoo,' it sure feels like that's what some women expect. It rifice for the woman he loves. seems as though they don't even appreciate what's been Unfortunately, real life is not Pretty done for them, even more so than the self-proclaimed femiWoman, and we all know that, so why nists and the proud southern belles. Real life is not the are we still complaining? movie The Notebook where love is easy and everlasting. I think it's because romance and Today's relationships take hard work and compromise - my chivalry have become interchangemodern day definition of chivalry. I have not seen The able. When women complain that Notebook, I've only been told about the horror story. Sorry, "chivalry is dead", what they really Brooke, even I am not that chivalrous. No really, I refuse to mean is, "I need some romance." see it. Now, I don't expect everything to paid To me, chivalry is a form of respect. I always try to for (although Damien will certainly open the door and I am first on the scene to kill a spider, disagree with me on that one), nor do but when it comes to the actual relationship, I think it's difI expect to be treated as if I were the ferent. In this day and age, it's no longer a man's world. In reigning Queen of England. I do, howa relationship, both people should pitch in, and it should be ever, covet romantic gestures -- surmore than just a "thank you" every time the man pays for prising me with flowers, or a bottle of dinner. Show me respect, and that you respect yourself, and Photography by Monique Russ wine for no reason. Small things like I promise I will show you chivalry in its finest form. I am that show that you care, and are sure this will upset many people and incite some verbose much more important to me than your ability to open a door. Do small argument (especially from my girlfriend, Brooke) on the fact the chivalthings for us, and we will return the favor. ry is dead, but it is not dead, only evolved. Ironically, this is the same thing Damien asks: when was the Chivalry should be the responsibility of both men and women. last time you did something nice for your mate? If you can't rememMen should care for their girlfriends or wives with respect and love. In ber, it's been too long. Expecting something when giving nothing is not return, the female should care for their mate without exhibiting attena fair relationship, nor is it particularly chivalrous. As women have tion seeking behavior like those on Girls Gone Wild, because that does changed throughout the 20th century, so have men. Ladies, men need not command respect. So, to the women, I ask: when was the last love too. Give a little, and I think you'll be surprised on your return. time you tried to do something nice, sweet or romantic for your man? And, baby, don't fret. You'll never catch me on Girls Gone Wild. The storybook fantasy is over, welcome to reality.

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Interview with Scott & Marie Striebel of Please provide a brief bio and tell us how you became involved in the restaurant industry. We owned and operated a successful 250 seat restaurant in northern MN, and decided to move our ideas and philosophies to paradise. The shark tank theme was added so that our customers could enjoy a soothing atmosphere while dining on succulent cuisine that is made from scratch. We've also included a few of our signature dishes from MN on our menu here. Our restaurant is for the entire family, as well as for couples looking for a night to remember.

What was the inspiration for Sharks Cavern? Our philosophy was to bring fresh dishes made from scratch to Naples. Naples was known for its original style restaurants years ago, and now there are so many corporate chains. We wanted to get back to the original family owned and operated restaurants that we thoroughly enjoyed during our past vacations here.

Naples is a city with over 1,000 dining options. How did you overcome the challenge of differentiating Sharks Cavern from the rest? We did this by bringing back the Naples boutique restaurant that is family owned and operated. The shark tank was added for ambience. Our menu preparations include baking our own breads, making our own sauces and soup stocks, and creating tastes that are sure to excite all palates.

What signature dishes do you recommend for a first time diner? Our signature dish on the ocean side is the Grouper Tower, which features grilled grouper, sautĂŠed spinach, Shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, basil oil, red and yellow pepper coulis, served with creamy truffled mashed potatoes for $29. From the land side we have our signature Certified Angus Southwest Marinated Ribeye, which is hand cut boneless ribeye seasoned in our own tangy marinade, grilled to perfection and accompanied by mashed potatoes, corn and black bean salsa, and spicy thinly sliced onion rings. 12 oz- $22 16 oz- $29 PULSE MAGAZINE

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Tell us more about your nightlife optionsâ&#x20AC;Ś Tuesdays have been crazy! Yes, it has been crazy with close to 500 people every Tuesday night. Jon with JE Entertainment has done a great job bringing in a good looking crowd and an energetic atmosphere. We have 3 DJ's, a hip hop DJ inside and two house DJ's on the patio. The restaurant transforms into a night club/lounge atmosphere with the intimate lighting from the shark tank. We are also looking to bring in some of SW Florida's top bands on Friday nights to expand our entertainment from 10-2am.

How has Chef Steve contributed to your innovative and delicious menu? During Chef Steve's five day interview process, he was asked to prepare a six course meal based on our vision of fresh seafood and prime steaks with from scratch sauces and soup stocks. One of the dishes was the Grouper Tower. That truly got him his job. He is innovative with every dish, and you can see his passion and creativity on every plate.


Any advice for someone hoping to one day own a successful restaurant? Success is a state of mind. Believe in your philosophy, dreams and/or ideas, and live it. Be original.

Season is great, but summer is upon us. How do you plan to keep your tables full? We have an amazing special menu for the summer called our Six Picks Menu, which features great new entrées for only $16.00. They are: Smoked Chicken Pasta, Beef Roulade, Chicken Saltimbocca, Pork Schnitzel, Grilled Swordfish, and Braised Beef Short Ribs. In these tough economic times, we understand and appreciate the struggles that we all have, yet we should still be able to treat ourselves every now and then! Restaurant hours have been reduced to Monday - Sat from 5-10pm, with live entertainment during dinner on Thursday and Saturday from 6-9pm. Thursday is Barry Newman singing oldies music. Saturday is Omar Baker singing Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble and Usher. He's amazing! There is also a dance floor for those of you who want to stay for drinks and dancing.

People love the shark tank… a word about that? The shark tank is amazing. You can sit and just gaze at it for hours without saying a word. Feeding time is a lot of fun. We try to schedule a feeding around 6pm daily, so that's a good time to bring the kids since it's quite a show. We have two sharks in the tank. Our baby is a nurse shark named Olivia. Olivia has been there from the beginning, and was just a month old when she arrived. Cletus is a bamboo shark. He is six years old and came from another tank so he is familiar with aquarium living. We also have an array of 200 other fish from lookdowns to Nemos.

Where can readers find out more about Sharks Cavern's special events, etc.? Pulse Magazine! They can also visit our website at www.sharkscavern.net and our myspace page for more information such as the different menus and entertainment.

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Hot licks and cool tricksâ&#x20AC;Ś One of the best guitarists in the area. Creamy tone with legendary talent in this band

LITTLE EDDIE and the FATFINGERS Blues

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Catchy lyrics and amazing energy... HUGE following. Based in SWFL, but already near stardomâ&#x20AC;Ś Catch them when their tour brings them to town

Classic style in a contemporary package Big things are coming for this young songstress

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Stand Up Booth

Airbrush Tans

10 & 12 minute sessions

Applied by certified technician

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magine escaping escap ping to a mysterious jungle listening jungle, listenin ng to Kobake African riding on a camelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drummers and riding backâ&#x20AC;Ś without ever eve er leaving Naples. NGALA, which is Swahili Swahili for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Place of the Lionâ&#x20AC;?, is a local private p reserve with a safari ambiance that th hat gives visitors an opportunity to view wildlife in a unique, luxurious environment environm ment with state-ofthe-art facilities. M any locals have no Many idea that NGALA Pr ivate Reserve even Private exists.

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to see them. Known for its â&#x20AC;&#x153;L L Living Artâ&#x20AC;? displays, Art displays â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living NGALA is a popularr venue for hosting lavish corporate events, eve ents, weddings and private parties with guest lists that often g include business moguls, moguls, politicians and even some celebrities. celebritie es. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The proceeds from the events thatt we do go towards the care of our animals animals and towards helping fund education ation programs for educa children.â&#x20AC;? says Smith. Smith. The elaborate architecture, combined combin ned with its natural

Always up for an adventure, I GHFLGHG G LG G WR W YLVLW L LW WKH WK UH HVHUYHWR W Ă&#x20AC;QG Ă&#x20AC; G RXWW Ă&#x20AC;UVW Ă&#x20AC; W GHFLGHGWRYLVLWWKHUHVHUYHWRĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWĂ&#x20AC;UVW hand if NGALA lived up to its reputation. As I pulled in through h big wooden gates, arrived I felt as if I had arr ived somewhere in Africa. There were no n signs of city lights or noise in this vast vasst area surrounded by vivid green trees, treess, bamboo and lush tropical plants. The e only sounds were birds chirping and the the music of a kora player p y in the backg ground. I made myy background. way past the entranc ce and was greeted entrance by T a ammy Smith, V ice-President of Tammy Vice-President NGALA. With a w arm smile, she led warm me into the huge ca anvas peaked tents canvas that can accommod date groups of up accommodate to 1,000 guests. Th he sparkling crystal The chandeliers hanging g from the chiffon chiffon draped ceilings immediately imm mediately caught my eye. These coloni al style tents were colonial elegantly decorated with intricate detail DQG Ă&#x20AC;OOHGZLWK DXWKHQ QWLF$IULFDQDUWLIDFWV DQGĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKDXWKHQWLF$IULFDQDUWLIDFWV rustic lanterns and bamboo b furniture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to call it an eco-c chic venue because eco-chic we take so many na atural items that go natural along with our produ uct, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with product, our food, our anima als or just the dĂŠcor. dĂŠcor. animals

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beauty and impeccable impe eccable personal make service, i k this this an extraordinary t di location for speciall events. NGALA is guaranteed to offer o fer all guests the of reconnect with nature, opportunity to reconnect leaving them wowed wowe ed by the rare and wild experience. The Th he next few pages offer of fer a glimpse into this one of a kind venueâ&#x20AC;Ś

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I Story & Photography by Angela Reed

Most people who are thinking of visiting Central America QOQ=HHUĹ&#x201A;NOP?KJOE@AN*ATE?K or Costa Rica, but there is a beautiful country that is often overlooked- Guatemala. Guatemala is easily accessible BNKIPDAA=OP?K=OPKB#HKNE@=RE=JKJOPKLĹ&#x192;ECDPOBNKI either Fort Lauderdale or Miami International airports into La Aurora Airport, Guatemala City and on a recent trip there, my adventure beganâ&#x20AC;Ś Guatemala City is a bustling, modern capital city with a population in the millions. The city is divided into 25 zones, distinct areas of the city, with Zone 10, or Zona Viva, the center of entertainment and dining. There are a number of bars, restaurants, and hotels that make this area a great place to get the feel of the country. However, the best places to visit are outside the city.  1DAĹ&#x201A;NOP@AOPEJ=PEKJEOKJHUPDENPUĹ&#x201A;RAIEJQPAO>U car from Guatemala City. Antigua is where Guatemalaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colonial and indigenous roots are highlighted. The buildings are no higher than two stories and the cobblestone roads give it a very old world atmosphere. Antigua was once the capital and cultural center of the country. There are many open market places where local merchants sell their wares and good deals are to be had. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to negotiate with merchants

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BE SCENE! in Pulse Magazine NEW CLUB - LAS VEGAS Maybe by the time this issue goes to print, there will be less mystery surrounding the new Club Vegas. 103.9 had a contest advertised on the radio and on their website that ended on 4-15-09â&#x20AC;Ś winners got VIP for themselves and 8 guests. We know it is opening in East Naples, but that's about it. According to the radio station, Club Vegas is "bringing you the old and new school national recording artist concert series contracted by one of the top five entertainment agencies in New York. Club Vegas owned and promoted by the well known national and international promoter Marcel". This could get interesting!

FIRST ANNUAL: NAPLES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Be a critic, catch an indie film and intellectualize with the finest! Join us every Thursday night in May and June at 7pm to be a film critic at Six Degrees Exhibitions. After viewing, share your opinion with the judges, directors and actors. Enjoy a drink while watching a random film in consideration for the Naples International Film Festival. This highly anticipated first annual event will be held at Silverspot at The Mercato plaza on November 5-8, 2009. Six Degrees Exhibitions is a gallery located at 1100 Sixth Ave. S, next to Tin City. The venue showcases art, theater, music, poetry and film. Expect the extraordinary. To RSVP or to learn more about a sponsorship email eric@naplesfilmfest or call 331-2678 (space is limited). See more online at www.naplesfilmfest.com Price: $1

FOR FOOTED FRIENDS POKER DOG RUN The first For Footed Friends Poker Dog Run was a huge success. The charity had 110 bikes and 2 cars participate in the event, raising over $2,700 for the Collier County Domestic Animal Services Emergency Trust Fund. The Grand Prize was valued over $600 and the fun had by all was priceless! Stops for the poker run included a tour at the Domestic Animal Services shelter, then on to Iron Rhino Saloon, Everglades Motorcycle Service, and finally Naples HarleyDavidson for live music and a pig roast. Participants picked one card at each stop, and the highest poker hand at the end of the run won a prize. For Footed Friends, 13020 Livingston Rd. #7, would like to thank everyone who attended and donated time, money and prizes to this great cause. They are already planning next year's event, don't miss out! www.forfootedfriends.com/ 431-7661

NEW CLUB... PRIVILEGE! The creators of Ultra Naples have opened a new venue, Privilege, next door at 15495 Tamiami Trail N. Privilege is an upscale lounge that is strictly 21+ and will cater to an older, more sophisticated clientele. Privilege first opened its doors on Friday, April 10th with an exclusive VIP list. Privilege is much smaller and more intimate than Ultra, but guests are free to go back and forth between the two. To reserve a VIP table for both Ultra or Privilege, call: 465-VIPS (8477) / privilegenaples@gmail

BAYSHORE COFFEE CO. Bayshore Coffee Co. unveiled its new location in Palm Tree Plaza, located at 2727 Bayshore Dr. on April 20th. A long-term lease is in place, and they are committed to offering "the best place to be" in the community. Expect the same great staff, awesome food and the best brew in Naples! The evening venue will still offer live music from your favorite musicians. Yoga and other community outreach services will also play an integral part of the new and expanded coffee house.

WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE WMC 2009 took place in Miami on March 24th-29th. Thousands of people from Florida drove to Miami as well as attendees from around the world. That is 62,000 people and thousands of DJs to be exact... and the music was the excuse for one nonstop party. Every March since 1985, South Beach and Miami have been hot spots for electronic and dance music fans. Originally the event was where DJs, producers, artists and their hangers-on came to break new records, network and party. Today the Conference is still a springboard for up and coming artists. It is impossible for one person to cover all the shows and events occurring simultaneously on Ultra, the main stage, in area clubs, South Beach, and in yachts on the water. That is why we will be back year after year... to discover the next best thing! www.WinterMusicConference.com

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Seriously, Naples? by Emily Lopez With the failing economy and dwindling job market, everyone has had to make some serious cutbacks. Whether it's sharing a pitcher of beer at Larry's rather than shutting it down after work on Friday, or flirting with that guy at the end of the bar so he buys you a drink, we've all done something. Seriously though, if you are that guy at the end of the bar, and are currently unemployed, don't do it! Unemployed people need to take some things to heart. First off, and this is a big one Stop spending the money you DO have. Save and SAVE some more, because tomorrow only brings the certainty of uncertainty - if you still have a job, that is! Stop paying for things that are free, like the sun, for example. The sun does not charge admission! You don't need to pay anything to be brown as a biscuit. Oh, and how about water, not sure if you got the bulletin on that one, but it's free too. Smart Water doesn't make you any smarter. Really, Napleswhen you're trying to find a job, be prepared for your hunt. Look like you want to work and not like you're going for a day of surfing. Flip flops, jeans and an Ed Hardy t-shirt are not acceptable for a job interview. You probably have thirteen Ed Hardy related items in your closet, and I would bet your unemployment check that's why you're broke now. There are only a few people that are impressed by your hip $100 t-shirts and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, and a future employer is not one of them. Our little piece of America has been pretty lucky compared to the rest of the world. It will get better and, hopefully, not only will we survive, but we'll learn some valuable lessons on how to avoid getting into this mess again. Seriously, Naples be persistent, be savvy, be thrifty, and stop wearing your sunglasses at night.

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Absinthe Lounge APRIL 2, 2009

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One Year Anniversary APRIL 2, 2009 SHOT ON LOCATION

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Young Professionals MARCH 19, 2009

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Bice Ristorante MARCH 19, 2009 SHOT ON LOCATION

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Pulse Magazine Party Six Degrees Exhibitions APRIL 14, 2009 SHOT ON LOCATION

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Provide a brief bio and tell us how you got involved with the FGCU Wildlife Association and Students Associates for a Greener Environment. My name is Tyler Joseph Offerman and I was born December 1, 1988 in Fort Myers, FL. I have lived at the same house on DĂ&#x20AC;YHDFUHSORWQH[WWR6L[0LOH&\SUHVV6ORXJKP\ZKROH life. My father has raised reptiles all his life, so I grew up with some pretty interesting pets; snakes, frogs, lizards, turWOHVWRUWRLVHVDQGFDWV:HDOVRUDLVHSLWEXOOV QRWIRUĂ&#x20AC;JKWing but for loving). We used to raise crocodiles and alligators, rabbits, chickens, goats and rats. Once we had a pet monkey. My father instilled in me a deep respect and reverence for all creatures and the planet which we inhabit. These ethical and moral lessons shaped who I am today. After graduating from Cypress Lake High School in 2007, ,EHJDQDWWHQGLQJ)*&8PDMRULQJLQ$UW7KDWĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDU in college opened my eyes. After two semesters, I realized partying was only fun on occasion and wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help change the world. I met some very interesting people who got me actively involved with local and international organizations that ZHUHĂ&#x20AC;JKWLQJIRUHQYLURQPHQWDOMXVWLFHVDQGVRFLDOUHIRUP such as FGCU Environmental Club, Amnesty International, Students Against Hunger and Homelessness, Progressive Student Alliance, Students Associates for a Greener Environment and Forest Justice, just to name a few. These people and organizations allowed me to meet even more people, and to learn even more about the environmental, social, and economic challenges my generation faces. 6LQFHWKDWĂ&#x20AC;UVWURFN\\HDUP\OLIHKDVEHFRPHDZKLUOZLQGRI organizing trips, going to rallies, lobbying in D.C., protesting DJDLQVWFRUSRUDWHGRPLQDQFHHGXFDWLQJP\SHHUVĂ&#x20AC;JKWLQJIRU ecosystems and endangered species; all while holding four part-time jobs and going to school full-time. After changing my major three times, I settled on Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology. I still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know exactly where my life is ultimately headed, but I hope to get into Conservation Biology or Wetland Ecology.

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How did the FGCU South Florida Wildlife Association get started, and how has its mission evolved? During my second semester, one of my professors, Dr. Phil Allman, asked if I would be interested in being president of a wildlife organization he wanted to start on campus. I never hesitated WRVD\\HV6LQFHWKH6RXWK)ORULGD:LOGOLIH$VVRFLDWLRQ¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVW meeting one year ago, I have learned a lot about the responsibilities that go along with my position, and the SFWA has started to become something I mention with admiration and accomplishment. The original mission of the SFWA has changed little since it began. Our purpose is to increase awareness, respect, and understanding of ecosystems and natural places in Florida through interactive physical, educational, conversational, and spiritual activities which include all aspects of wildlife. We also strive to be a resource to promote opportunities for studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; interests in ecological causes and jobs, and to promote science-based wildlife management in Florida. We currently have about 20-25 active PHPEHUVPHHWLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWDQGWKLUG7XHVGD\RIHYHU\PRQWK

What are some typical SFWA activities? We participate in a lot of trail and shore clean-ups; tree plantings and other restoration projects, and organize camping trips to state parks and reserves. We also go hiking, kayaking, bird-watching, and snorkeling. SFWA attends local conferences and panels, most recently the All Florida Herpetological Conference and the International Wildlife Law Conference at Stetson University. Every semester we do a one day event and bring the wildlife of the world to the hallways of FGCU. We set up a kind of â&#x20AC;&#x153;mobile zooâ&#x20AC;? where students can stop in between classes and hold a snake or feed a turtle. Not all students are as willing to hold a snake, but I feel that simply exposing students to the wonderful creatures which live around us is a good and healthy thing. We try to do a lot of fundraising; such as tie-die sales (organic cotton and soy-based ink, of course) and macramĂŠ sales. We also host workshops, such as wilderness survival skills or how to sample soil and water. Finally, we bring speakers to the campus for presentations.


Have you noticed budget cuts affecting important conservation programs in the community?

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A major reason for the failings of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan is because of raising costs, a faltering economy, and a lack of political will from our state legislatures. Budget cuts are causing many environmental projects to fall short of their goals. Florida Forever, Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conservation and recreation lands acquisition program, might not get its ear-marked $300 PLOOLRQWKLV\HDUEHFDXVHRI)ORULGD¡VGHĂ&#x20AC;FLW)ORULGD)RUHYHU has purchased 2.4 million acres of Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3.8 million acres of conservation land. What so many people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize is just how important these programs are.

as future Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future might seem, so much thatdo. asgloomy Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s might seem, there is sothere muchis that you can you can do.contact First, which get in contact which your representatives! First, get in your representatives! Lobby in D.C. Lobby in D.C. or Tallahassee, write your senator, go to their RU7DOODKDVVHHZULWH\RXUVHQDWRUJRWRWKHLURIĂ&#x20AC;FHDQGGHPDQG RIĂ&#x20AC;FHDQGGHPDQGHQYLURQPHQWDOOHJLVODWXUHDQGDQHFRQRP\ environmental legislature and an economy which will improve which will improve our ecosystems; notstill destroy them. how I amthe our ecosystems; not destroy them. I am astonished still astonished how the people of this country have forgotten people of this country have forgotten what democracy means. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what democracy means. not called the power of the people not called the power of theItâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people for nothing! However, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for nothing! However, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that talkingistothe lawmakers think that talking to lawmakers and politicians only thing andcan politicians the onlyinthing can do. Get involved you do. Get isinvolved youryou community. Volunteer at in a state your community. Volunteer at a state preserve, a local NGO or SUHVHUYHDORFDO1*2RUDQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WHQYLURQPHQWDOJURXS7KHUH DQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WHQYLURQPHQWDOJURXS7KHUHDUHVRPDQ\JURXSV, are so many groups I work with that need help. Volunteer at a work with that need help. a school. I was school. I was privileged as aVolunteer child, butatmany kids can gopriviyears leged asplaying a child,inbut can go years without playing without themany woodskids or camping under the stars. Lookin the ways woodstoor camping under the stars. Look into to deinto decrease your energy consumption andways reduce, reuse, crease your Think energyglobally, consumption and reduce, and recycle. and recycle. act locally! We asreuse, a society need to Think locally! as aand society need todesires, shift our shift ourglobally, lifestylesact away from We excess individual and lifestyles away fromthat excess individual desires, towards towards recognition ALLand creatures on this planetand deserve the recognition thatrespect. ALL creatures on this planet deserve the same same rights and rights and respect.

What is the biggest challenge facing SWFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ecosystem today? Where to start?! A lot of people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize just how damagedSWFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ecosystems are becoming. The biggest problem is industrial and urban sprawl, and the subsequent environmental degradation and fragmentation which follow. Just look at our economy. Our leading industry is tourism, which has produced sprawling theme-parks, beach front resorts, and thousands of golfcourse suburbs. Our main means of generating revenue is making sure people come from around the world to deplete our natural resources. Our second largest industry is agriculture. Florida has the second largest agriculture business in the nation (behind &DOLIRUQLD 7KHPDMRULW\RIWKHVHĂ&#x20AC;HOGVDUHORFDWHGRQWKHIHUWLOH area south of Lake Okeechobee, at the headwaters of the Everglades. Our third largest industry is phosphate mining, most of which occurs in SWFL. We supply 25% of the worlds phosphate use. All these industries fragment our ecosystems and deplete our resources. Our water-table is as low as it has ever been and pollution levels are through the roof.

What opportunities are available for individuals who want to get involved on a volunteer basis who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily students at FGCU? If you want to volunteer or get involved in environmental programs and organizations, then you need not look very far. All the groups that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already named are looking for volunteers; state budgets are getting smaller and smaller. Simply go to a state SDUNRUSUHVHUYHDQGDVNLIWKH\QHHGYROXQWHHUVRUJRWRĂ RULdastateparks.org and look up t heir volunteer opportunities. Ask to be put on an email list for upcoming events. Also, university environmental groups could always use help (hint, hint)! tjofferm@eagle.fgcu.edu

You mentioned that you bring in speakers to the campusâ&#x20AC;Ś name a few notables. Since we are a new RUJDQL]DWLRQZHKDYHQ¡WEHHQDEOHWRDFTXLUHVXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW funds for big-name speakers. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had professors and students from FGCU come and give presentations about research theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing in the community. When we are able, we will look for big-name speakers, but I think that the professors and students we work with deserve the recognition for all that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done as well.

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