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VOL. 9, No. 2 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers JANUARY8, 2010

Dinosaurs Galore At Imaginarium
T he traveling exhibit
Dinosaurs & Ice Age
Giants has roared into the
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum f :
and Aquarium, 2000 Cranford
Avenue in Fort Myers. The exhib-
it is open to kids of all ages from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Journey to a world where
creatures of mammoth propor-
tions roamed between 145 and
65 millions years ago.
See prehistoric life forms
brought to life through modern
technology, with large-scale
robotic replicas that look, move
and sound like their real-life coun-
Eight nearly life size dinosaurs
featuring the popular T-rex and
Ice Age mammals such as a
woolly mammoth, a sabertooth --. "
cat family, a giant ground sloth,
and the rhinoceros-like baluchith- Color a Lionfish with Sara by Janet Mach Dutton
erium compete for their piece of
the pleistocene landscape.
Complementing this Florida Artists Group
exhibit is the 3-D feature film,
DINOSAURS: Giants ofth Annual Exhibition Opens
Patagonia. Deeply rooted in sci-
ence, this 3D film experience "he Florida Artists Group 60th Annual Exhibition is now open at BIG ARTS
takes viewers back in time millions T-rex |Phillips Gallery on Sanibel. A panel discussion and juror's talk with Dan
of years to witness amazing pre- Welden will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 9 with an artists' recep-
historic beasts come to life. tion to follow.
Dinosaurs & Ice Age Giants is presented by Kokoro Dinosaurs, and the The nonprofit Florida Artists Group, also known as FLAG, was formed in 1949 by
Imaginarium Group, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that assists the museum with a group of artists to "stimulate the attainment of the highest standards of creative art
fundraising and other support. within the state of Florida," according to a statement from the group.
Hosted January 2 through May 9, the exhibit is part of the Imaginarium experi- Welden is a master printmaker and painter who has had more than 60 national
ence. Admission packages are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (55+) and $8 for chil- and international solo exhibitions. His juror's talk is called Contemporary Painting and
dren. Children three and under and museum members are always free. Printmaking in our Digital World. Welden has been the recipient of grants from The
Call 321-7420 or visit www.imaginariumfortmyers.com for more information. New York State Council on the Arts, The Vogelstein Foundation of New
continued on page 32

New Sanibel Seashell
Species Found Christmas Day
Good tidings came early to Jeffrey P. Oths on Christmas morning
-when he found an unusual shell while on his daily beach walk at .. I
Point Ybel. Oths was hunting for his favorite Sanibel shell, the "
angulate wentletrap, but there were precious few to be found, so he
decided to check the drift lines for whatever he could find by digging
through the narrow piles of shells.
An avid sheller familiar with local shell species, Oths knew when he
picked up a star-shaped shell measuring approximately 22mm in diam-
eter that it was very different and unlike any he had found before. So,
until he could positively ID it, he would call it The Christmas Star. After
sharing his find with a close friend, Oths pored through his shell books
that classify Florida shell species and finally found the shell. The shell is
called the long-spined star, Astralium phoebium (R5ding, 1798). The
distribution range is relatively close to Sanibel but primarily found west
and south of the island. It being a holiday weekend.
Oths had to postpone his usual first stop when finding interest-
ing shells with Dr. Jose Leal, director of The Bailey Matthews Shell
Museum. When he went to the museum three days later Dr. Leal was
excited to see the shell and agreed that it was indeed a long-spined star
shell. But, the best news was yet to come. First of all, the shell had Jeffrey P. Oths with his Christmas Star
continued on page 3


Historic Downtown Fort Myers,

Then And Now:

Roundtree Apartments
by Gerri Reaves
imagine Fowler Street in the early
'iF-- a | 1920s. The several blocks south of the
Caloosahatchee River were primarily resi-
dential. A slower pace prevailed, and the street
abounded with stately trees that had seen the
Civil War come and go.
It would be another decade before the con-
struction of the Edison Bridge and the street
S began to transform itself into a main traffic cor-
Instead, the 1913 City Recreation Pier
extended from the foot of Fowler, an amenity that promoted slow-
paced activities such as walking, pleasure boating, band concerts and
gazing at the sunset.
Roundtree Apartments was one of many apartment buildings con- The eight-unit Rc
structed in Fort Myers during the booming 1920s, with several going
up within a two-block radius of Fowler and Second streets.
Built in the Gardner's subdivision south of Second, the eight-unit
building reflected an urban lifestyle that contrasted with the traditional boarding-house
or residential hotel way of life.
Through the decades, the apartments within sight of the river have been home to
countless seasonal and year-round residents.
In the 1950s, the apartments featured hide-away Murphy beds that likely were
original to the structure. When lowered, they provided a dressing room with vanity, so

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)undtree Apartments, seen here in the late 1950s, were built in the mid-1920s on Fowler Street
photo courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society

they were probably the pivot bed invented in 1918. How's that for space saving?
Each front apartment was advertised as having a sun porch, perhaps more accu-
rately described as a sunroom, obviously the front corners surrounded by casement
Today the former Roundtree Apartments sports a different look largely dictated by
modern windows and stark decorative touches. Gone are the barrel-tile window over-
hangs, but the decorative supports under the eaves and the Mediterranean Revivalist
parapets remind us of the era when a small town
became a young city.
Walk down to the Roundtree Apartments on Fowler
and see one of the neighborhood's only surviving apart-
- ment buildings.
Then take visit the Southwest Florida Museum of
SHistory, where you can learn more about the many
Apartment houses that sprang up in the early 20th cen-
U tThe museum is located at 2031 Jackson Street. For
information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhisto-
".: ry.com. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through
Be sure to see the Art League of Fort Myers' Artist
Showcase and ask about the 2010 Escorted Day Trips.
Then visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society
S at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, where you can explore
local history in images or research family history.
Call 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida
Historical Society and murphybedcompany.com.M

The former Roundtree Apartments today

photo by Gerri Reaves

Greater Fort MyMers
Lorin Arundel
and Ken Rasi

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Clay sculpting ette with mixed media
At the Alliance for the Arts 2009 Winter Arts Camp students discovered their
creative side with a variety of visual arts classes including sculpting, drawing,
painting, and mixed media.
Instructors Ann McCarty Sickels and Debbie Greene-Smith began each day by
introducing a famous artist in history, telling stories and interesting facts about the artist
and showing examples of their work. Campers then had an opportunity to create art-

work in the same
medium, working
independently and
in groups. Each
camper took home
several complete
works of art.
Becoming a
young artist is easy
at the Alliance.
Visual and per-
forming arts
classes are offered
year-round and
annual Summer
Arts Camp and
Triple Threat
Musial Theatre
Camp are consid-
ered the best in
town. Registration
for both summer
camps begins
February 1. Enroll
early to ensure a
The Alliance
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is located at
10091 McGregor
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south of Colonial
Boulevard. Visit
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Painting was a favorite for campers

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Kids express their creativity with instructor
Ann McCarty Sickels

Kids having fun with their projects

There were group and individual projects

From page 1
New Sanibel
Species Found
never been documented on Sanibel
before and secondly, it would make the
three hundredth named Sanibel shell
in The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum
Database. It was an exciting time for
both Dr. Leal and Oths. After cleaning
the shell ultrasonically to remove some
scale Dr. Leal photographed the shell
and it can now be seen on the shell
museum Web site homepage under the
category: On Line Guide of SWFS, click
to photo or by species name or you can
go to: (http://shellmuseum.org/shells/
shellspic.cfm). Needless to say, Oths
was pleased with the exciting news and
appreciative of Dr. Leal's help establish-
ing it as a new species on Sanibel. Oths
thanked him for his ongoing work and
support. For this and many reasons, it
truly was one of the best Christmas days

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Boys And Girls
Club Fundraiser
Set For March
he date for the fourth annual It's
Twilight Time event to benefit
the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee
County has been set for Sunday, March
28 from 6 to 9 p.m. This year the
event will once again be held in the Fort
Myers River District downtown. Again,
the Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center
will be the sponsor/VIP venue.
The event is an extravaganza, cel-
ebrating great food and fine wines from
around the world, specialty cocktails, des-
serts, and chocolates from Norman Love.
Live music will play in both the general
and sponsor/VIP areas.
Approximately 30 of the area's finest
restaurants will be participating many
of which have been supporting the event
since its inception. A number of new res-
taurants in the area will also be support-
ing the event for the first time.
"We are very excited about the venue
for our event. Last year was our first in
the River District and it is perfect for
the It's Twilight Time concept. Four
years ago at our first Twilight Time, we
had about 600 attendees each year it
has grown, and having it in downtown
Fort Myers allows us to accommodate
larger crowds without limitation. This
year we expect close to 2,000 to attend.
Downtown offers an ambience that
enhances the whole experience. We are

The League Of
Women Voters
n 1949, when the League of Women
Voters of Lee County was established,
there were only eight local leagues in
Florida. Twenty women in Lee County
who were interested in government and
their community formed this new orga-
nization. By December 4, 1949, when
it was fully accepted as a league unit,
there were 69 members.
The first program was a study of the
juvenile court and probation systems.
When the state of Florida allowed women
to serve on juries, they were required
to register with the Clerk of the Court
to indicate their interest in serving. Mrs
James (Jean) Hill, a league member, was
among 10 women selected by the county
commissioners and was the first woman
juror on January 11, 1950.
The League of Women Voters of
Lee County is involved in issues that
include voter registration and education,
natural resources and the environment,
education, health and local government.
Recently the league, in collaboration with
other Lee County organizations, suc-
cessfully implemented the Conservation
20/20 Program which acquires land
for conservation of wetlands and other
endangered natural land resources.
The first man to join the league was
current Lee County Commissioner Frank
Mann. Today, men make up 20 percent
of the membership.4

very pleased to have the support of the
Downtown Redevelopment Agency and
the use of the Sydney & Berne Davis Art
Center as our VIP hospitality area again
this year," said Greg Brock, co-chair of
the event.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee
County offer after school and summer
programs at seven club facilities to almost
2,000 youth members age six to 18 most
of whom come from single parent, low
income families.
For sponsorship opportunities
or to purchase tickets, visit www.
ItsTwilightTime.com. For more infor-
mation contact Bill Gunnin or Garrett
Rasmussen at 334-1886.0

And Treasures
he scholarship committee of
Indian Creek Park at 17340 San
Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers
Beach, is sponsoring an Antiques and
Treasures Sale on Thursday, January 21
at 1 p.m. in Iroquois Hall.
All proceeds from the sale will go
to the sponsorship fund for use by the
students of High Tech Central School in
Fort Myers. Over the years, the park has
recycled aluminum cans and newspapers
to earn funds for the students.
If you wish to donate your antiques or
usable items for this sale or make a dona-
tion to the committee, call Ian Stewart at
823-1881 or Alan Peterson at 466-3624
for pick-up of items for the sale.0






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Collaboration Provides
Holiday Cheer
T he Heights Foundation held a community-wide
holiday collaboration for families living in the
Harlem Heights neighborhood of Fort Myers. In
a year filled with challenges for organizations and indi-
viduals alike, collaboration and creativity resulted in lots
of Christmas cheer for struggling families.
A capacity crowd of 40 families filled the Ned Foulds
Theater on December 20 for a special Christmas play,
cookies with Santa and receive Christmas gifts all part
of a special event designed by area nonprofits.
The Junior League of Fort Myers, in partnership
with The Alliance for the Arts and Theatre Conspiracy,
provided families with a performance of The Night
Before Christmas. Other delights included holiday crafts
and entertainment, photos with Santa, hors d'oeuvres
and family gift baskets. Crown Colony provided special
"caregiver support" gifts for children to give to parents
on Christmas. Peace Lutheran Church provided gift cards
for groceries and balls for children.
The Heights Foundation coordinated its annual Giving
Tree outreach with the support of volunteers Pat Ostrom,
Jan Bloomhall and Gulf Harbour friends. Volunteers
sorted, tagged and organized gifts donated by individuals Santa made a special visit
including Connie Lizak and friends, and members of the
following organizations:
Alliance Financial Group, Evangelical Christian School, Kiwanis Gateway to
the Islands Club, Oswald Trippe & Co., Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, St.
Michaels Lutheran School, The Junior League of Fort Myers, The Mucky Duck and
Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Greeters Club
Fashion Show

of Greater Fort Myers for an after-
noon spring fashion show by Belk
Department Store on Thursday, February
18 at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served
at noon. The fashion show and luncheon
will be held at Crown Colony Country
Club located at 16021 Winkler Road,
Fort Myers. Cost is $18 and reservations
are required. Call Janet McVay 481-8405
or Patricia Spotts at 432-9498. The

Greeters Club is a community social and
charitable group.0

Women's Club
he Democratic Women's Club
monthly luncheon meeting will
take place at Royal Palm Yacht
Club, 2360 West First Street, Fort Myers
on Saturday, January 9 from 10:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Lunch is $18.
To make reservations, contact Pat Fish
at 466-8381.0

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The event reached 150 children and adults living in Harlem Heights. The unique
partnership of many organizations created a special event for families. Said one moth-
er, "It's nice to be able to spend some family time with the people you love the most.
Thank you to the volunteers and the people that took the time to make all the cook-
ies, etc. Everything was beautiful."
The Heights Foundation is a grassroots, hands on organization that works to break
the cycle of poverty. Its purpose is solely charitable and educational. Approximately
1,200 children live within the boundaries of Harlem Heights. Over one-third live below
the federal poverty level, a rate that is 100 percent greater than the Lee County aver-



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Along The River
T he Sandy Butler
Restaurant will host an eve-
ning of art, wine and tapas
on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Chef Michael "
Ragusa is serving a tapas menu with
a Latin flare that will include beef .. .
empanadas, shredded pork on fried
plantains and ceviche. The tapas
will be paired with two wines from
Argentina, a Shiraz and malbec.
While dining, guests will recre-
ate Dutch Post-Impressionist painter .
Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece The
Starry Night. Artist Annette Watkins
will provide art supplies and creative
instruction to diners as they design
their masterpiece.
"While enjoying Chef Ragusa's Learn to paint van Gogh's The Starry Night at
specially crafted tapas menu, guests The Sandy Butler Restaurant
will enjoy participating in table-side
art," said Jason Nelson, The Sandy Butler general manager. "Easels, paint and brushes
will be provided as diners create their own interpretations of 'The Starry Night'. The
evening will be a unique combination of culinary delights and personalized art at The
Sandy Butler Restaurant and 'gallery'.
The cost of the event is $45 per person. For reservations, call 239-482-6765,
extension 1.
On Wednesday, January 13, The Bar Association Bistro and Lounge will
feature India as the next stop on its Passport Oasis culinary tour of the world. The
prix fixe dinner, served in the restaurant's beautiful courtyard dining room, starts at
7 p.m. and is $37.50 per person. The Bar Association is located at 1609 Hendry
Street, Fort Myers. Reservations are required by calling 334-8080.
Have guests visiting during the winter season? Errol's Taxi can pick them up at
the airport while you prepare the last-minute touches for their arrival. Errol's profes-
sional drivers will also provide you with a safe ride home after a night on the town with
friends. The 24-hour taxi service offers transportation to and from the airport with
limousines and Towncars available. All cars are non-smoking with service all around
Southwest Florida to Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Fort Launderdale, Naples, Fort
Myers Beach and Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Call 239-770-3333.
Doc Ford's Fort Myers Beach is now serving up live music. On Fridays through
the month of January, Geo is playing at 3 p.m. followed by Soul Machine at 7 p.m.

Wicked fun at Icabod's
On Saturday, January 9, Overthrowing Amy takes the stage at 3 p.m. with Groove
Kings at 7 p.m.
Doc Ford's Fort Myers Beach is located at 708 Fisherman's Wharf under the
Matanzas Pass Bridge and is open for lunch and dinner. Call 765-9660 or go to www.
For live music and wicked good food and drinks in Fort Myers, the place to be is
On Friday, January 8, local band Headcount starts at 6 p.m. On Saturday, January
9, the featured band is Mark Kobie and the Drunk Monkeys.
Icabod's is open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with happy
hour from 4 to 7 p.m. The Attic is open Tuesdays through Saturdays at 4 p.m. for live
Icabod's is located at 13851 South Tamiami Trail behind Barnes and Noble book-
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Carolyn Greene
by Gerri Reaves
Carolyn Greene describes her
volunteer work for Global
Community Engagement (GCE)
as something she simply had to do. She
was so determined to become a hands-
on volunteer that she waited five years
before circumstances cooperated.
She was introduced to the organiza-
tion while she was both a student and
employee at Florida Gulfcoast University
(FGCU), where she attended a presenta-
tion about a service-learning trip to the
Dominican Republic.
GCE was founded by Dr. Ingrid
Martinez-Rico and Dr. Craig Heller in
2001 while teaching at FGCU. The
professors saw the need for international
service-learning opportunities and sub-
sequently organized groups of students
to travel to the Dominican Republic on
alternative spring break trips to help build
and refurbish housing for underprivileged
In 2003, GCE formed a partnership
with Accion Callejera, a Dominican NGO
that provides services for children. The
organization's scope of work continues to
Their mission and values are illumi-
nated by the United Nations Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and The
Earth Charter.



Carolyn Greene, a volunteer for
Community Global Engagement
photo by Gerri Reaves
Recalling her strong response to the
presentation, Greene says, "I'm not the
type of person to cry... but it dug deep."
She could identify with the children
growing up on an island in a stressed
economy with limited opportunities.
A native of Trinidad, she knows what

it's like for a family to struggle to live off
the land and how important education is
in widening a child's possibilities in the
"We are blessed to be here in the
U.S.," she says.
Upon her introduction to GCE's work,
she immediately became a supporter
through FGCU's annual employee cam-
paign giving. However, she wanted to do
more than just donate money.
Work schedules and other con-
cerns prevented her from donating her
time until a few months ago, when
she became part of FGCU's Office
of Community Outreach. One of that
office's tasks is to work with community
organizations that deal with under-repre-
sented and under-served populations.
Her first volunteer effort was a daunt-
ing one, organizing GCE's first major
fundraiser, Dancing for Kids, which was
held last December 6.
What struck Greene about the event,
modeled after Dancing with the Stars,
was the diversity of the participants -
from age to culture to nationality.
"Everyone had a great time...
Everyone was in harmony that night."
She is already planning Dancing for
Kids 2010.
Every volunteer effort Greene tack-
les has a personal connection for her.
Whether it's taking part in the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Walk
MS, the Fort Myers Police Athletic
League, or Adopt a Soldier, volunteering
provides an opportunity to honor and
support friends or family.
For her, volunteering is a way of "leav-

ing a mark" on the world, of giving our
time, the most precious thing we have in
our short time on earth.
Her advice? Find what you're passion-
ate about and act. It could be the very
thing to turn a person's life around.
"There has to be one unselfish act that
you can do, even if it's a one-time thing.
Do it out of love, because you have it to
Visit joingce.org to learn about volun-
teer and travel opportunities, as well as
exciting fundraising events. Contact Lisi
Lau, associate executive director, at lisi-
lau@joinGCE.org or 287-8079.
GCE programs include Alternative
Spring Break, Community and
Professional Projects, and the Institute
for Global Leadership. Coming up on
January 24 is the Rick DellaRatta and
Jazz for Peace Concert.
Each week, Who's Volunteering?
honors people who make Southwest
Florida a better place to live.0

Programs In Alva

the following pre-school programs:
o Mom's Morning Out is a pro-
gram for preschoolers ages three to five
years old. The program includes games
inside, play time, short movies, snack,
playground, arts and crafts, and a lot of
fun time with music.
continued on page 14



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Road, Y mile north of College.
Minister: The Rev. Dr. Wayne Robinson
Phone: 226-0900.
Minister's cell phone: 218-3918.
Mailing address: PO. Box 07477,
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.
We believe in the benefits of diversity in
gender, age, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, race and religion.
Email: allfaithsuc@earthlink.net
Web site: allfaiths-uc.org.
Minister's e-mail: war9999@msn.com
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Bible Study
15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hungerman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.
Saturday Service, 11 a.m.
Shabbat School Saturday Morning
Adult Hebrew Classes
Please call for information on full program.
16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166
(Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall)
Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063
Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter;
A nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Rev. N. Everett Keith III;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
Nursery available
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Sunday services:
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
9:45 a.m.
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and
11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;

"Voice of Faith," WCRN 13.50 AM Radio,
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.
FridayYouth Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children's Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 9:00 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/2 mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the
way to Sanibel.
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
7:30 p.m.
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W First Street, River District
www.spirituality.com and www.christian-
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Myers, 936-2511
Pastor: Rev. Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
Adult Forum: 9 a.m.
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers,
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic lan-
guages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30
Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
Weekly services:
Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing
Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One;
9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing
and Church School
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in
Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist
with Healing
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.

Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers,
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-
Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.
Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
10 a.m.
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Phone/text: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
c/website for podcasts, special events, min-
istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
Tom Richards, Pastor
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Special Monday Community Group service
at 7 p.m. for those who can not attend
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
Traditional Worship at 8:00 and 9:30 am,
Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
Sunday School at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit: www.newhope-
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
e-mail: peace1265@aol.com
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor,
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
3/4 mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers
Daily early learning center/day care
Sunday Services, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods for relaxing the body and focusing
the mind on virtuous objects to bring
increasing peace and happiness into
daily activity. For information, class times
and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
Nursery available
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.

Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
Weekly masses:
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: I. Victor Geigner.
Weekly services: Monday and Thursday, 9
a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Religious school Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Family Midrash services on the first and
third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Reverend Nadine
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
10:30 a.m.
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. LuderWhitlock
Sunday Service:
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
continued on page 9

The Perfect Trip
by Paige Palmer
Paige Palmer is the 10-year-old
granddaughter of Marianne Kanzius
and John Kanzius, a Sanibel winter res-
ident who died in February 2009. Paige
attends elementary school in Chagrin
Falls, Ohio. She earned an "A" for this
essay class assignment.
The wind gently blew through my
hair. I could smell the salty air of
the canal water's distinct odor
fill my nostrils. I did not yet know this
would be my last boat ride (with my
grandfather). As always, when my Papa
was getting ready, my brother and I
would sit on the pink and green rock-
ing chairs watching my Papa raise the
boat with the crank. I looked back to my
grandparents' house. It was white stone,
three floors, big but not huge. They had
the canal in the back in which their two
boats, the fishing boat and the house
boat, were tethered to the dock. Their
small backyard had a small palm tree
from which hung a small wind chime
which I had given them. They had a
gravel driveway, three cars, a large
grassy front yard and stairs leading up
to the front door.
I remembered one time when my
brother and I were playing and found a
snake in the small palmetto in the middle
of the yard. When we were ready to go
on the boat, my Papa went on first. He
took off his shoes so they wouldn't scuff
the white floor, went to the driver's seat

and took out his sunglasses. He put them
on and went down into the house area
to look for life jackets for my brother and
me. We put our jackets on and jumped
on the boat with my grandma, mom,
and dad. Papa said we were going out to
The Green Flash, a restaurant on nearby
Captiva Island.
My Papa started up the boat and went
slowly through the canal. At that point,
my brother and I would go down into
the house part of the boat and play. We
were always nice to each other in Florida,
but not at home. There was a small toilet
which we weren't allowed to use, because
no one wanted to empty it. There was
a microwave, an oven, a small kitchen
area, a couch, and a small mattress. My
mom called us up when we were allowed
to drive faster and I followed my brother
up onto the deck. My Papa reed the
engine and everyone flew back in their
seats. I was used to it and just watched
the wake.
I loved the feel of the salty air whip-
ping my hair and filling all my senses
with its excited but calming essence. As
always, I looked out for dolphins. After a
while, I decided that I would try out my
dolphin call. So I clicked and whistled but
no dolphins came.
When we arrived at the restaurant we
sat down and had lunch. As we exited
into the canal leading out from the restau-
rant my Papa stopped the boat quickly.
"Hey guys look over there. There's a
manatee that I almost ran over!" he said
in that hurried way he talked. I ran to
the front of the boat and he let me out
on the front. The canal wasn't crowded

so he didn't worry about being yelled at.
I took many pictures of the manatee's
brown smooth round shape.
After we left the canal I tried my dol-
phin call again. Well, this time it worked
really well and a pod of dolphins swam
toward us. Some of them stuck their
heads out of the water; some stuck their
dorsal fins in the air. One swam under the
boat over and over again. I took so many
pictures and I felt as if I were one of the
I really felt that day was special. I
didn't know it was my last boat ride nor
did I know it was one of the last times
I would see my Papa. He was in good
health that time before he died. I loved
that trip to Florida. We went to all the
good restaurants, and had Pinocchio's
Ice Cream most nights. That was truly
the best trip to Florida I ever had. My last
where the dolphins came up to the shore
made it extra special.
I just felt like I was an ocean animal
From page 8
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.0


Palm Strings

Quartet To Give
Church Concert
he Southwest Florida Symphony
Palm Strings String Quartet will
give a concert at Beach United
Methodist Church on Monday, January
11. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and
will be held in the Sanctuary of the
Church at 155 Bay Road, behind the
library. A free will offering will be col-
lected to offset expenses.
This concert will be the second in the
Hibiscus Series for the 2009-10 season,
and will be the first string quartet pro-
gram offered. This remarkable quartet
is made up of principal players from the
symphony,and includes Hannah Cho,
assistant concertmaster, Danut Muresan,
violin 2, Rachel Cox, former principal
viola, and Susannah Kelly, principal cello.
This concert will feature music to meet
everyone's tastes including music from
Porgy and Bess as well as music from
the 40s and 50s. There will an opportu-
nity to ask questions pertaining to their
instruments as well as to the players'
musical growth as individuals. This focus
is part of the outreach to attract younger
children into the world of music and per-
forming arts.
A reception will follow the concert and
is open to everyone in attendance.
For more information call the church
office at 463-9656.0


Lenn Lorenson, born in Sweden,
emigrated to Chicago at age three.
He served in WWII, graduated
from Loyola University. and worked for
Illinois BellTele for 35 years. He retired
to Sanibel in 1981 where he served on
the planning commission, city council
and was mayor. He was also active in
Sanibel-Captiva Lions where he was
secretary and president. He enjoyed
acting in local productions, golfing (two
holes-in-one) and was a board member
of the Island Theater Wing and the
Sanibel Public Library.
He moved to Fort Myers where he

discovered wonderful neighbors. His lov-
ing family includes wife Marilyn, daughter
Karin Strenski (Ed), step-sons Craig (Rita)
Noland, Doug (Jeanne) Noland and five
step-grandchildren. They will miss his car-
ing ways and sharp wit.
A service was held at Church of the
Resurrection on January 2.
Memorials may be made to Hope
Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort
Myers, FL 33908 in his name.4



he Doug Cameron Quartet
will perform the season's first
Signature Chamber Concert on
Sunday January 31.
Cameron is an internationally known
master of the violin. His repertoire
includes jazz and easy listening as well
as classics. Concerts begin at 3 p.m. at
the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Fort
Myers, 13411 Shire Lane, off Daniels
Tickets purchased in advance are $17,
purchased at the door, $20 .One $8 stu-
dent ticket covers all siblings in a family
when accompanied by at least one adult.
Season tickets (four concerts) are $55.
Tickets are now on sale at the Unitarian-
Universalist Church or by phone at 239-
303-9165. Further information is avail-
able at www.signatureconcertssite.com..


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generations to enjoy. Critics applaud their
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Local Beach
Kayak With Your Canine at Dog
Beach No dog required
If you and your pooch are experi-
enced, well mannered kayakers, or you
enjoy paddling without your pooch, this
Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail trip is for
you. Four-pawed and two-legged partici-
pants will meet at the kayak launch across
from Dog Beach on Estero Boulevard just
south of Lovers Key. No dogs over 100
pounds are permitted and only one dog
per kayak is allowed.
The next trip is Wednesday, January
20 from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $40
per person and includes all the necessary
human gear and boats. Dogs' partici-
pation is free, but canine companions
must supply their own life vest and wear
them. All dogs must have current vac-
cinations and get along well with others.
Participants must pre-register 48 hours in
advance at www.leeparks.org or by call-
ing 533-7440.
Fitness with Fido at Dog Beach
Let fitness and obedience experts
assist you with a combination of cardio,
weight and obedience training to give you
and your dog a great workout as well as
a bonding experience. Classes meet every
Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9
to 10 a.m. beginning January 12. Cost
for this program is $144 per monthly
session. First time participants must also
register for the one-hour mandatory


Fishing Cabbage Key
Dolphin Watching
Captains Available

Jensen's Marina
Captiva Island

evaluation to take place at dog beach.
The instructor will contact participants to
schedule an appointment. Cost for this
evaluation will be an additional $15. To
find out more about this program or to
register go online to www.leeparks.org or
call 533-7440.
Bunche Beach Eco Paddling Tour
Paddle along the shoreline of the
Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail through
mangroves and creeks. Explore the wide
variety of wildlife and vegetation this
beautiful area has to offer. Tour lasts
approximately two hours. The next trip
of the season is Thursday, February 11
from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost for this trip is
$40 per person and includes all of your
paddling supplies. Register 48 hours in
advance to assure minimum numbers are
met at www.leeparks.org or by phone at
533-7440. Check the Web site for addi-
tional dates and times or call 463-3764
for more information.
Bowditch Point Park Eco
Paddling Tour
Paddle San Carlos Bay, Hurricane Bay
and Pelican Bay in search of dolphin,
manatee and a wide variety of birds as
you tour the Calusa Blueway Paddling
Trail. This trip lasts approximately three
hours. The next tour of the season is
scheduled for Tuesday, February 2 at
9 a.m. The cost for this trip is $40 per
person and includes all of your paddling
supplies. Register 48 hours in advance
to assure minimum numbers are met at
www.leeparks.org or by phone at 533-
7440. Check the Web site for additional
dates and times or call 463-3764 for
more information.

Fishing Fleet Tour
stego Bay Foundation Marine
Science Center is offering com-
mercial fishing fleet tours on San
Carlos Island.
The three hour tour, which is held
held every Wednesday morning, includes
a one-and-one-half-hour tour of the
Marine Science Center and a one-and-
one-half-hour guided tour of the 100
million dollar commercial fishing industry,
which includes Erickson & Jensen Supply
House, Trico Shrimp Company and
Beach Seafood.
Experience firsthand how the boats
are unloaded, the trawl doors are built,

Stretch and Tone Class at
Bowditch Point Park (new this sea-
Join the group for a gentle wake up
call for the mind and body that incorpo-
rates a total body stretch, toning, and
relaxation to revitalize and invigorate at
Bowditch Point Park, one of the most
beautiful settings on Fort Myers Beach.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a
towel, mat and bottle water. These classes
have begun and meet every Wednesday
and Friday morning from 8 to 8:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month or a $10 per
class drop-in fee. Full session registration
includes a parking pass. Pre-register at
www.leeparks.org. For more information
on any shoreline program or activity call
Beach Zumba (new)
New to Fort Myers Beach, this very
active and dynamic exercise class pro-
vides a great workout to a Latin beat.
Classes begin January 9 and meet every
Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m.
at Bowditch Point Park. Cost for this
program is $40 per month and includes
a parking pass with this registration.
A drop-in fee of $15 per class is also
available. To register go online to www.
leeparks.org or call 533-7440.
Beach Bootcamp at Bonita -
Come out to beautiful Bonita Beach
Park and let the personal trainers design
a combination of cardio and weight train-
ing to give you a great workout. By enlist-
ing in bootcamp you'll have the body
you've always wanted while enjoying the
wonderful environment that Bonita Beach

the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the sea-
food is processed and other important
factors used in this unique industry. The
cost is a donation of $15 per adult, $10
per child and children under the age of
five are free.
Reservations are required by calling

Fort Myers Beach
Native Plant Sale
he Friends of Matanzas Pass
Preserve and Lee County Parks &
Recreation invite you to the third
annual Fort Myers Beach Native Plant
Sale Saturday, January 16 at the park-
ing lot of Topp's grocery store located
at 2555 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers
Beach. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m.
A vast selection of native plants suit-
able for planting on Fort Myers Beach
and other shoreline areas will be avail-
able. These native plants are salt and
drought tolerant. Fertilizers and pesti-
cides are not required for these plants.
Volunteers will be available to assist in
answering questions regarding your plant
selection. All proceeds go to support the
Friends mitigation and restoration activi-
ties in the Matanzas Pass Preserve.
Information regarding the Town of
Fort Myers Beach rain barrel program will
also be available.
For more information contact James
Rodwell at 463-4292.0

has to offer.
Classes meet every Tuesday and
Thursday morning from 7 to 8 a.m.
beginning January 12. Cost for this pro-
gram is $80 per month and includes a
parking pass with full session registration.
A drop-in fee of $15 per class is also
available. To register go online to www.
leeparks.org or call 533-7440.
Laughter Yoga (free)
Come on out and join this fun group
for a laughing good time at Lynn Hall
Park. Students will stretch and unwind
with yoga moves and laughter techniques
at this beautiful beach front park. Bring
a towel and bottled water to this free
program (with paid parking). Class is held
Friday mornings from 8 to 8:45 a.m.
at the Lynn Hall Park next to the play-
ground, Fort Myers Beach. To learn more
about Laughter Yoga go on-line to www.
laughteryoga.org or call 677-7017.
Shoreline Volunteers Needed
Do you enjoy the beach and being
outdoors? Do you have a couple hours a
week to volunteer as a park beautification
specialist at one of the many beach parks
from Bonita Beach and Dog Beach to
Bowditch Park, Bunche Beach and the
Causeway Islands Park? No experience
is necessary and hours are flexible. It's a
great way to meet new friends, get out-
doors and have fun all at the same time.
Lee County Parks and Recreation needs
you to assist with litter pick up, customer
service and helping identify issues. If
you're interested or you'd like more infor-
mation call 463-3764 or e-mail little@

Introductory Class
On Landscaping
he Lee County Extension is
sponsoring a Florida Yards and
Neighborhoods Introductory Class.
Participants will learn the nine principles
that guide Florida-friendly landscaping
in Lee County. Taught by Lee County
Extension master gardeners, each prin-
ciple is explored in class so you can
apply what you learn to your own yard.
Plant selection and placement, efficient
irrigation, proper mulching, and tech-
niques to obtain a beautiful and healthy
yard will be discussed.
The class will be held Saturday,
January 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the
Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park,
6490 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort
Myers. Cost is $5 per household.
Call Claudia at 533-7514 to register.
Sponsored by Lee County Extension
and the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods

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Call 415-7732,
Fax: 415-7702
or email

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Artificial Reefs:

More Than

Just Habitats
Artificial reefs serve as more than
simply habitats for oceanic creatures.
They also provide shore protection and
enhance the surfing experience. Take
this ASBPA quiz to see how much you
know about artificial reefs.
An artificial reef is an underwater
structure made by man. Many
people think artificial reefs are
only for fish; although they used to be,
times are changing. Artificial reefs are
now being utilized to slow beach erosion
and, as coastal scientists and engineers
have discovered, the benefits are numer-
ous. Read on and take this quiz to learn
1: What are the benefits of artificial
a) Reefs provide increased shore pro-
b) Reefs enhance surfing, fishing and
c) Reefs enhance marine life.
d) Reefs are submerged and located
e) All of the above.
Answer: E. Artificial reefs do more
than simply provide habitat for marine
life. Coastal engineers have learned
through experimentation that, if engi-
neered properly, artificial reefs can also
reduce shoreline erosion and enhance
recreational opportunities, including surf-

Artificial reef

ing, diving and fishing. Another benefit is
that reefs are mostly submerged underwa-
ter and do not degrade the natural beauty
of the beach.
2: True or false: The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers considers artificial
reefs an innovative approach to retaining
Answer: True. The corps has recently
OK'd the use of artificial reefs in Solana
Beach, California as part of efforts to
preserve the adjacent sandy shoreline.
Although this concept has been gaining
in popularity around the world, the U.S.
has been slow to implement it. One of

the most famous artificial reefs in the
world is the Narrowneck artificial surf reef
at the north end of Surfers Paradise on
Australia's Gold Coast.
3: What kinds of materials are artificial
reefs made of?
a) Geotextile fabrics.
b) Natural rocks.
c) Artificial rocks.
d) All of the above.
Answer: D. Due to environmental and
public safety concerns, artificial reefs must
be constructed of heavy, stable, durable
and nonpolluting materials. They are
often constructed from geotextile contain-

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ers or bags, natural rock or artificial rock.
In addition, artificial reefs are generally
designed to provide surfaces for algae
and invertebrates to attach to, which
attract other fish and enhance the marine
life in the area.
4: True or false: Artificial reefs to be
constructed in federal waters must be
permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of
Answer: True. The U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers is responsible for permit-
ting artificial reefs in federal waters; these
permits can take six to nine months to be
approved. Individual state agencies may
have their own permitting processes as
well. Among items included in the permit-
ting plan are placement, size and design
of the reef.
5: True or false: Artificial reefs are the
solution to our beach erosion problem.
Answer: False. Artificial reefs are
designed to absorb the impact of large
ocean swells, allowing sand to fall out of
suspension behind the reef. While they
are not a "magic bullet" solution for all
beach erosion problems, they can be use-
ful to curb erosion at specific hot spots.
For more information about artificial
reefs, visit www.asbpa.org.0


Take What The
Day Gives You
by Capt.
L Matt Mitchel

his week
winter really
set in hard
with much colder
than normal tem-
peratures and no
warming trend in
sight. After a week
of mornings in the
40s and daytime
highs in the 60s,
fishing really slowed down. Fishing in
these cold conditions can be tough but
here are some things I do to improve
my odds:
Some species of fish are not as
affected by the cold weather as others.
Target sheepshead, trout and grouper.
Snook fishing all but shuts down as the
water temperatures plummet. Redfish
can be caught all year in all seasons but a
sudden cold snap will quickly shut the bite
down; luckily a day or two later redfish

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will turn right back on.
Use live shrimp and soft plastic
shrimp imitations. As the water in the bay
cools bait fish move out to warmer, deep-
er water and the shrimp get bigger and
more numerous. This is the time I switch
my pattern from baitfish to shrimp. The
live bait shrimp that are available right
now are some of the biggest of the year.
Fish your bait slow. Slow presenta-
tion in cold water is key as fish are mov-
ing slower and are not as aggressive. Jig
heads and split shot will help slow your
bait down in moving water. Fishing your
bait close to or on the bottom helps too
as the surface of the water is usually cool-
er than it is down deep during periods of
cold air temperatures.
When fishing jigs, a slow retrieve is
key; use short little hops and take your
time. The metabolism of fish slows as
water temperature drops. Sure they have
to feed but don't feed as hard as they do
during warmer periods.
Fish with lighter tackle, lighter line,
leader and rigs than you usually do. With
the water so clear the lighter the line the
better. I switch up to 8-10# braid and
15-20# fluorocarbon leader. Downsizing
hooks to 1/0 light wire helps too. You
will be surprised at how many more bites

Use the winter minus low tides to
your advantage. Any time we get a strong
or prevailing north wind we will have
even more extreme low tides. These big
low tides really bunch up the fish and
with some of the clearest water of the
year some mangrove channels and deep-
er holes on the flats are like aquariums.
The "Ding" Darling Refuge is a great
example of this.
Fishing with a client right after the
first part of this cold snap, we worked
hard to get anything going but once we
found the fish we did OK. One dead-end
deeper mangrove channel produced lots
of action with rat reds and trout and even
one 27-inch snook. The extreme low tide
had put all the fish in one very small, out
of the wind area. Ninety percent of our
fish caught that day were caught on one
100-yard shoreline.
Changing your fishing tactics is never
as important as when it gets cold here in
Southwest Florida. You're generally not
going to have those stellar days of fishing
like we do in the spring and fall but a few
warm days can really turn things back on
fast. Go with the flow and take what the
day gives you. Once you do locate the
fish, a few dozen trout and rat reds and
a bonus unexpected snook make for a
great winter day on the water.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email captmattmitchell@aol.com.

Shark On The Beach

Taylor DeYoung with his six-foot bull shark

photo by Graham "Got-the-Shot" DeYoung

here was a little excitement on the island Monday, December 28, on a cloudy,
cool afternoon, when Taylor "Trouble-hook" DeYoung, a 21-year-old avid fisher-
man, snared a six-foot bull shark off the beach in front of 3649 West Gulf Drive
on Sanibel. A crowd of about 100 onlookers applauded after Taylor fought the shark
for over an hour and finally got it to the beach. Photos were taken and children were
wide-eyed with wonder before the shark was released back into the gulf. The shark
was caught on a ladyfish about 75 feet off the shore at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.4

Send Us Your Fish Tales
The River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches.
Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of
catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification.
Drop them at the River Weekly, 16450 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 2, Fort
Myers, Flordia 33908, or email to RiverWeeklyNews@aol.com.

you get just by downsizing.
Plan your fishing trip during the
warmest part of the day. Not only will
you be warmer but this is when fish are
generally most active during cold condi-
tions. Fish areas that are out of the wind
and warmed by the sun. If it's a pleasant
temperature to you it's probably pleasant
to the fish too. Bring warm clothes and
dress in layers so as the day warms you
can remove one layer at a time. I like to
wear rain gear over the layers when I'm
running so I can stay dry. Without the
waterproofs, one wrong wave can make
the rest of your day cold and unpleasant.

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CROW Case Of The Week:
White Pelican
by Brian Johnson
O n December 30 Cape Coral resident Fred Weidig was
boating in the waters near North Captiva and enjoying
the sight of a flock of white pelicans. But as he looked
more closely he noticed that one of the pelicans, in a disabled
posture, seemed stranded on a sandbar.
Weidig successfully captured the 11-pound bird and took him
to Jensen's Marina on Captiva Island, where he was soon trans-
ported to CROW.
"It was a classic presentation of toxicosis that we have seen
Over and over again," said CROW Veterinarian Dr. PJ Deitschel.
"He had no blink and the beginnings of a corneal ulcer, and full
body weakness."
This bird marked the 4,200th patient of the year for CROW, the first time they had
reached that number. "It's not a number to celebrate, but if wildlife are in distress, we
want to help them," said Dr. PJ.

On January 2 he began to stand on his hocks.
"This was a huge sign in terms of his prognosis, but we know these toxicosis cases
can be a roller coaster so we monitored him closely and did not push him too hard,"
said Dr. PJ.
They held off on offering him food, as his GI-tract may not have had the capacity
to digest food properly.
His strength seemed to surge back on January 3 he moved around his cage on
his hocks and snapped at the staff. They offered him a fish, but he ignored the little
The white pelican has now passed out of the most dangerous phase and is poised
to stand up and complete his recovery. Staff will move him to an outdoor cage in the
near future.
Looking back on 4,219 patients and the milestone events at CROW, Dr. PJ said:
"2009 was a tremendous year on many levels: the opening of the Healing Winds
Visitor Education Center, the opening of the new Hospital. I never would have imag-
ined 10 years ago that we would have come this far. We're pleased and proud, and
have a sense of wonder for all that has happened. The new hospital is a joy to work
in, and so much better for our patients."
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf
Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit:

White pelican

By New Year's Eve, the final tally for the year was 4,219 patients.
Staff gave the white pelican a homeopathic liver detox spray, artificial tears, sub-
cutaneous fluids, vitamins B and C, and Chinese herbs Qi Performance, Ginseng,
and Four Gentlemen. The theme of the treatment protocol was to support the body's
efforts at detoxification and revitalize with an infusion of energy.
CROW housed the bird in the spacious walk-in cage in the Bailee Quiet Room.
The pelican had no blink the following day nor could he hold his head up. But
they seemed to have stopped the downward spiral, and were happy that he was no
worse than the day before, as it is not uncommon for a toxicosis patient to crater after
On January 1 the white pelican was able to hold his head up and staff noted the
beginnings of a blink; they continued to give him artificial tears every two hours. They
gave him herbs and fluids twice per day.

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New Children's
Art On Display
At The Alliance
Crayon, watercolor paints, pencils
and ink. New artwork express-
ing the feelings of children who
participated in the My Guardian and I
art contest sponsored by Alliance for
the Arts is now on display on the walls
of the new 20th Circuit Guardian ad
Litem/Voices for Kids office in Fort
"The arts are a critical component in
helping children express who they are
and what they're feeling," said Alliance
for the Arts Executive Director Lydia
Black. "Working with the Guardian ad
Litem program was a natural partnership
as both groups are committed to help
children express themselves through art."
The Alliance's youth education programs
serve over 2,400 children annually in
After School Arts programming, Summer
& Winter Arts Camp, classes and exhibi-
tion opportunities.
The Alliance for the Arts recognized
and rewarded every participating child,
pre-school through high school, with a
goody bag, certificate of participation, a
copy of their original artwork and a thank
you letter. For more information about
the Alliance of the Arts adult and chil-
dren's programs and events, see www.
The 20th Circuit Guardian ad Litem
Program advocates for the best interests

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of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court, the child welfare sys-
tem and the community in Lee, Collier,
Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.
Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida is
a non-profit organization supporting the
Guardian ad Litem Program in these five
For more information about the
Guardian ad Litem Program or volunteer-
ing, see www.guardianadlitem.org or
call 1-866-341-1425 to reach the local
office. For more information about Voices
for Kids of Southwest Florida, see www.
voicesforkids.org or call 533-1434.:

Beach Yacht
Club Meeting
he monthly meeting of the Fort
Myers Beach Yacht Club, founded
1953 and consisting of over 100
members, will be held Wednesday,
January 27 at the American Legion
Post 274 on San Carlos Island.
Dinner will be catered and is available
for $14 per person. Social hour begins at
6 p.m., dinner at 7, and the membership
meeting is from 8 to 9 p.m.
Potential new members wishing to
attend any or all portions of the meeting
are invited to call Membership Committee
Member Tom Swanbeck at 292-6284.
Tolearn more about the club log onto
The American Legion is at 899
Buttonwood Drive, Fort Myers Beach.

From page 7
Programs In Alva
Attention mothers. You can have
three hours to yourself while the staff
at the community center cares for your
children. The sessions are from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Session one is January 13 and
session two is May 5. The price is $5
per session/participant. Potty training is
Mommy (or Daddy) and Me is
designed to encourage social interaction
through play. Parents will stay with their
child and be active participants. This is
a chance to share experiences in par-
enting. The program is for children up
to four years old on Wednesdays from
March 3 to 31 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Registration fee is $10 for the five weeks
session, per participant/child.
The Alva Community Center is located
at 21471 North River Road. For more
information, visit www.leeparks.org or
call Sandra at 728-2882.4



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Nominate An
Angel Of The Arts

The seventh annual Angel of the Arts
Awards is scheduled for May 3

he Alliance for the Arts will roll
out the red carpet for the seventh
annual Angels of the Arts Awards
on May 3 at Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre. But first, the community must
speak up and nominate their favorite
artist, art teacher, cultural organization
or supporter to be named an Angel of
the Arts. Nomination forms are avail-
able at the Alliance campus, located on
the corner of Colonial and McGregor
boulevards, online at www.ArtInLee.org
or by phone at 939-2787. Nominations
are due February 26.
The mission of the awards program
is to recognize the positive contribu-
tions and essential impact of artists, arts
organizations, art educators and support-
ers in Lee County. The signature Angel
trophy, sponsored by BB&T Oswald
Trippe and Company, will be presented
to winners at an Academy Awards style
ceremony with local celebrity host, live
performances and fine food.
Angels of the Arts awards categories
include: Literary Artist, Arts Teacher,
Arts Volunteer, Arts Journalist, Arts
Organization, Business Arts Sponsor,
Young Artist, Arts Benefactor, New Artist,
Performance Artist, Organization Leader,
Arts Publication/Broadcast Series,
Visual Artist, and Lifetime Achievement.
Multiple nominations are accepted across
categories. Nominees will be given the
opportunity to submit supporting materi-
als to a final group of three jurors.

Open Auditions
For Actors
he Firehouse Cultural Center,
241 North Bridge Street, LaBelle,
is holding open auditions from
12:30 to 5 p.m., on Saturday, January
9 for the remainder of the 17th season.
Big, small, young, old, experienced or
to be trained.
Break A Leg by Bob Cramer runs
Jan. 22-24 and 29-31; Charley's Aunt
by Brandon Thomas runs February 26-28
and March 5-7 and H. G. Wells' The
Time Machine April 2-4 and 9-11.
Call 863-675-3066 for more infor-



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The Cab Calloway Orchestra

Cab Calloway Orchestra Returns
he Cab Calloway Orchestra, directed by Cab's Grandson C. Calloway Brooks
returns to BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, January
Smooth shiny instruments all in a row, red-hot lyrics, spicy brass harmonies, a
joyful audience bouncing and swaying to irresistible rhythms, and the sound of Hi Di
Ho! filling theaters on cue; these have been the classic trademarks of concerts by The
Cab Calloway Orchestra ever since the 1920s. These days, under the baton of Cab's
grandson, Calloway Brooks, the orchestra delivers the same sizzling jazz sound and
snazzy stage style, producing the jump, blues, and boogie sounds of swing that is king
and jive that's alive.
The band, some of whose amazing musicians have played with the group for
decades, uses original vintage orchestrations as a point of departure, creating an
authentic brand of hot Cotton Club-style music and hijinks.
Tickets are $46 loge, $41 floor, and $15. student.
The concert is sponsored by Patron Sponsor John M. and Mary Jo Boler.
To purchase tickets stop by BIG ARTS at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel or call 395-


Rotary Club Of Cape Coral
25th Annual Festival Of The Arts
T he Rotary Club of Cape Coral
will be holding its 25th annual I e 1 0
Cape Coral Festival of the Arts on
Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and 10
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
As one of Southwest Florida's largest
art shows, the event showcases the works
of over 300 juried artists and artisans
featuring fine art, sculpture, pottery, jew-
elry, photography, metal works, mixed
media and much more. It is recognized
by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of
the 75 Best Arts and Crafts Shows in the
The festival takes place on Cape Coral
Parkway in downtown Cape Coral between
Del Prado Boulevard and Vincennes. Free
admission and parking will be provided
along with the area's largest collection of
art, food and fun for the whole family.
The festival is produced by The Rotary
Club of Cape Coral and the City of Cape
Coral. Event sponsors include the Cape
Coral Community Redevelopment Agency, 2010 Cape Coral Festival of the Arts poster
Realmark Development, The News-Press,
Direct Impressions, Lampe Family Chiropractic, Intergraphic, Kraft Construction,
LCEC, Community Self Storage, GEICO, MetroPCS, eMarketing, NBC-2 and NBC-2.
com, LITE 93.7 FM and Happenings Magazine. For more information call 549-5615
or visit www.capecoralfestival.com.r

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Florida Rep Presents Opus

Opus cast "does" Abbey Road

F lorida Repertory Theatre opens the gripping drama Opus by Michael Hollinger
on January 8.
On Saturday, January 9 at 2 p.m., groups of 10 or more can pay $10 per
ticket. The other special offer is one that Florida Rep is calling its Junior Citizen
Discount. It's on Sunday, January 10 at 7 p.m., when anyone under 35 can see the
show for $10.
"We know times are hard and we want everyone to enjoy our work," Cacioppo
said, "and with these new special introductory offers, we hope to introduce new audi-
ence members to Florida Rep and the Fort Myers River District."
Opus plays January 8 to 24. Performances are Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with
2 p.m. matinees on Wednesdays, Sundays and selected Saturdays.
Special introductory offers are in place for the Saturday, January 9 2 p.m. matinee
and the Sunday, January10 twilight performance at 7 p.m.
Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale through the box office at-332-4488.
Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street
between Jackson and Hendry streets with free parking in the Fort Myers River District.
Visit the Rep online at www.floridarep.org.4

Theater Auditions
More Crinoline Productions
is holding auditions for two
upcoming Laboratory Theater
of Florida plays on Sunday, January 10
from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne
Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in
downtown Fort Myers.
Talk Radio
Bogosian's best known work is Talk
Radio in which he starred Off-Broadway
and in the Oliver Stone film of the same
name. In 2006, the play was brought to
Broadway, garnering Tony nominations
for the play and for Liev Schreiber, who
starred. For the original stage version,
Bogosian was nominated for the Pulitzer
Prize and for the film he received the
prestigious Berlin Film Festival's Silver
Sides will be provided. Seeking 11
actors, male and female, age 17 to 60.
The play opens March 11.
The House Of Bernarda Alba
The House of Bernarda Alba was
Lorca's last play, completed on June 19,
1936, two months to the day before
Lorca's execution. The play was first
performed in 1945. The play centers on
the events of an Andalusian house during
a period of mourning, in which Bernarda
Alba (age 60) wields total control over her
five daughters; Angustias (39), Magdalena
(30), Amelia (27), Martirio, (24), and

Adela (20). The housekeeper (La Poncia)
and Bernarda's mother (Maria Josefa)
also live there. The deliberate exclusion
of any male character from the action is
highly significant as it helps to build up
the high level of sexual tension that is
present throughout the play.
The play explores themes of repres-
sion, passion, and conformity, and
inspects the effects of men upon women.
Bring your own dramatic audition
pieces, one to two minutes long. Seeking
20 actors, all female, age seven to 80. All
must have dark brown hair or be willing
to dye it for the production if the charac-
ter requires it. Also seeking crew for this
production. The play will run for three
weeks beginning the last week of April.
For more information contact Annette
Trossbach at annette@fl-arts.org.

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Happy painters Karen, Mary and Lynne

Coffee And Art On The Beach
The Fort Myers Beach Art Association artists are inviting anyone interested in
learning more about the group to the Members Coffee on January 21 from
9 to 11:30 a.m. at the gallery on Donora Street. Representatives from each
of the painting groups will be there to tell you a little about the work they do and
answer any questions you might have about them. This will also be the last opportu-
nity to purchase Art Divine items. Coffee and goodies will be served.
The gallery is on Donora Street at the blinking light off Estero Boulevard. It is open
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 3p.m. For more
information on any Fort Myers Beach Art Association activity see the Web site www.
fortmyersbeachart.com or call the gallery at 463-3909. Visitors and new members are
always welcome.4

Dance Alliance
Returns To The

Foulds Theatre
he Alliance for the Arts announces
the revival of Dance Alliance, the
organization's resident dance com-
pany. Composed of six area dancers,
the company is scheduled to host two
2010 concerts in the Foulds Theatre.
On January 30 and 31 Valarie Green
/Dance Entropy, a New York based mod-
ern dance company, will share the stage
with the Dance Alliance to present a pro-
gram designed to encourage and show-
case creative movement. The perfor-
mance has been described by the Village
Voice as, "Articulate, fearless, intelligent
dancing." Following the Dance Entropy
performances, audiences will be treated
to a sneak peek of Dance Alliance's sea-
son concert.
February 27 and 28, Dance Alliance
will perform its first annual season con-
cert displaying new works created by local
movement artists. Featured pieces will cel-
ebrate choreographer and dance teacher
Cynthia Arenillas of Merce Cunningham
and Paul Taylor Dance Companies.
As the resident dance company of the
Alliance for the Arts, Dance Alliance's
mission is to inspire the community
through the art of dance. As a collabora-
tive group, all members contribute to the
repertoire and bring their unique back-
grounds to each piece.
Tickets are now on sale for both con-
certs: $18 for adults, $12 for students,
$30 for both concerts. Call 939-2787

or go on line at www.artinlee.org. Group
rates are available.
The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091
McGregor Boulevard, just south of
Colonial Boulevard. Visit www.ArtInLee.
org for more details.:

New Show
Opens At Beach
Art Gallery
he annual Winter Juried Show
sponsored by Red Coconut RV
Resort opens on January 24 at
4 p.m. when John Salminen dem-
onstrates his approach to painting
the urban scene. All are welcome to
attend this event for a charge of $10.
Refreshments will be served.
This show is open to all members of
the Southwest Florida Art Council and
is always one of the best shows of the
season. Salminen will be judging the art-
work and the winners will be announced
at the reception on January 31 at 2 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. Artwork on
display will be for sale during the show
until February 25.
The gallery, on Donora Street, is open
Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. and Sunday noon to 3 p.m.. For
more information on any FMBAA activity
log onto www.fortmyersbeachart.com or
call the gallery at 463-3909. New mem-
bers and visitors are always welcome.M

Florida Rep Has
Acting Classes
For All Ages

F orida Repertory Theatre is accept-
ing enrollments for its Monday eve-
ning winter class sessions.
Held on Monday evenings in the
Florida Rep Studio Theatre, these popu-
lar classes are taught by Florida Rep staff
members, guest artists and other area
theater professionals. They bring the craft
of theater to the community in fun, cre-
ative and informative ways.
Winter class session one,
Playmakers, for ages four to seven,
runs January 18 through February 22.
Students make their own show, beginning
with character creation and story-telling,
to develop their own show while gaining

an understanding of teamwork and per-
formance techniques. This class will end
in a small performance for their friends
and families on the final day of class.
Monday 4-5 p.m.
Instructor: Keara Trummel
Six weeks $90
BIZ-ness of the Biz for ages eight
to 17 is taught by Florida Rep Education
and Camp Director Rachael Endrizzi. It
covers everything from preparing audi-
tions to creating a resume and headshots
and what show business really is and how
to shine in school, community theater
and college entry auditions. Class will cul-
minate in a mock audition open to area
theater professionals.
Monday 5 -6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Rachael Endrizzi
Six weeks $90
Adult Acting: Audition
Techniques for ages 15 and up is inten-
sive training for students of all experience
levels. This class is taught by professional
actor Brendan Powers, seen onstage
at Florida Rep in Boeing-Boeing, Dial
'M' for Murder, Doubt and the Rep's
2009 nationally acclaimed production
of Dancing at Lughnasa. In this unique
class, students will workshop monologues
and scenes to learn the secrets of good
Monday 7-9 p.m.
Instructor: Brendan Powers
Six weeks $120
Winter Class Session Two
March 1 to April 5
Motion Explosion for ages four to
seven lets children explore their fun side
through creative movement and expres-

sion. Using games and exercises on
focusing energy, building confidence and
teamwork, students learn building blocks
of theater while cooperating and stretch-
ing their imaginations.
Monday 4-5 p.m.
Six weeks $90
Theatre Dance for ages eight to 14
is an all-new class on dance. Students
with no experience can gain control in
dance auditions and have fun learning
ballet, jazz and tap basics as well as steps
that are the building blocks of most audi-
tion routines set to fun songs from musi-
cal theatre.
Monday 5-6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Aimee Lane
Six weeks $90
Creating a Character for ages 14
and up will dive into the world of char-
acter development and more advanced
performance technique. Using in-depth
scene study and script analysis, students
in this class will stretch their ability to the
max and discover new ways to use their
mind, body and voice to transform for
any role.
Monday 7-9 p.m.
Six weeks $120
To enroll or to find out more informa-
tion on Florida Rep's lineup of classes,
contact Rachael Endrizzi, at 332-4665
ext. 20. For more information on Florida
Rep's Education Program, log onto www.
Florida Repertory Theatre is located
in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay
Street between Jackson and Hendry


Book Signing

Mary Pat Kelly
he Notre Dame Club of Lee
County, the United Irish of
Southwest Florida and the Cape
Coral Irish American Club will be spon-
soring a book signing by Mary Pat Kelly,
author of Galway Bay, which covers
one family's epic journey capturing both
the tragedy and triumph of the Irish-
American experience and echoes the
myths and legends of Ireland herself.
The event will take place on Monday,
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Film Series: The Secret of the Grain
Wednesday, January 13 7:30 PM
Lecture: Donna Shalala (Sold Out)
Thursday, January 14 8 PM
Concert: N-E-W Trio
Friday, January 15 8 PM
Play Reading: The Long Weekend
Saturday, January 16 8 PM
Concert: Cab Calloway Orchestra
Sunday, January 17 7:30 PM
Lecture: Daniel Kurtzer (Sold Out)
Sunday, January 17 3:30 PM
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A Yankee Doodle

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Broadway Palm
by Di Saggau
G eorge M! is
a fast-paced
musical spec-
tacular about the
life of George M.
Cohan, the first big
giant of American
musical theater.
It's showing now
at Broadway Palm
Dinner Theatre,
starring John Ramsey, as the unforget-
table George Michael Cohan. Ramsey
has caught my eye several times at
Broadway Palm. I loved him as the
emcee in Cabaret and now I can say the
same about his role in George M!.
The show pretty much belongs to him
because he is almost always on stage
singing or dancing, or both. Ramsey
exudes the enthusiasm and arrogance
of Cohan. He glides about the stage in
perfect control, treating the audience to
all those wonderful songs. This includes
Give My Regards to Broadway, Yankee
Doodle Dandy, Harrigan, You're a
Grand Old Flag, and many more. The
production draws on the 1942 Jimmy
Cagney biopic.
George Cohan is a man full of con-
fidence, probably too much. He starts
out with his parents's vaudeville act, and
quickly works his way up to Broadway.
Sure, he gets knocked down a few times,
but he's always able to get back on his
feet. In his mind he's moving faster then
He reigns as the man who owns
Broadway, for 25 years in the early
1900s. Then along come some other
names to remember, like Jolson, Durante,
Cantor and Benny. He has to eat humble
pie, and that isn't easy for a man with
his ego. Cohan makes a comeback in a
1937 musical about President Roosevelt,
which was a triumph for him.
The choreography in this show is
exceptional and credit goes to award-win-
ning Ann Neiman. The sets and costumes
are also well done and important to the
production. As always, the ensemble is
as good as it gets with many taking on
multiple roles. Jenny Hollander is some-

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one I've enjoyed for years. In the first act
she plays Madame Grimaldi, owner of a
boarding house, and she really makes the
most of the role.
She is also Ma Templeton, and I
know it was her in a red wig playing the
piano for rehearsals in another scene.
Whenever she's on stage she's in full
character and a delight to watch.
The Cohan family is played by Tommy
Vance, Kristen Marie, and Allison Fund.
Cohan's wives are played by Kara Farmer
and Chelsea Witiak. They and all the oth-
ers make this show one not to be missed.
George M! plays through February
14, at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre,
1380 Colonial Boulevard, in Fort Myers.
For tickets call 278-4422, or visit www.

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hat do you get when you mix
two inexperienced police offi-
cers with a political embezzle-
ment scandal? Unnecessary Farce,
the new comedy at The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theater, directed by
Artistic Producer Victor Legarreta.
Written by Paul Slade Smith,
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a "contemporary, American farce, in
the tradition of Lend Me a Tenor (but
contemporary) and Noises Off (but
American!)." With a crazy cast of char-
acters, everything that could go wrong
certainly does.
Stepping on to the Schoolhouse stage
are: Business Manager Dave Yudowitz;
House Manager Jennifer Smith; return-
ing actors James Lane, and Matthew
Edwards; local favorites who are now liv-
ing the Hollywood lifestyle in LA, Marcus
Kiehl and Mindy Montavon-Kiehl; and
newcomer Kay Francis.
Don't miss the opening night recep-
tion Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m.
Opening nights at The Schoolhouse are
a who's who of the island. These special
showings sell out quickly so make your
reservations early. Unnecessary Farce
plays through February 6, with show time
at 8 p.m.
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle
Way, Sanibel. For more informa-
tion call the box office at 472-6862
or visit the new Web site at www.
From page 17
Book Signing
January 11 at 4:30 p.m. at Icabod's
Wicked Food and Drink, formerly
Dwyer's Irish Pub, located at 13851
South Tamiami Trail in South Fort Myers.
There is no charge to attend, but reserva-
tions are requested by calling Icabod's at
267-1611, line 2.
There will be complimentary hours
d'oeuvres, happy hour and a cash bar.
Irish music will be provided by Harry
As an author and filmmaker, Kelly has
told various stories connected to Ireland.
Her award winning PBS documentaries
and accompanying books include To Live
for Ireland, a portrait of Nobel Peace
Prize Winner John Hume and the polit-
ical party he led; Home Away From
Home; The Yanks In Ireland, a history

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of U.S. forces in Northern Ireland during
World War II; and Proudly We Served:
the Men of the USS Mason, about the
only African-American sailors to take a
World War II warship into combat, whose
first foreign port was Belfast. She wrote
and directed the dramatic feature film,
Proud, starring Ossie Davis and Stephan
Rea, based on the USS Mason story.
She's written Martin Scorese: The
First Decade and Martin Scorese: A
Journey; Good to Go: The Rescue
of Scott O'Grady from Bosnia; and a
novel, Special Intentions, inspired by by
her experience as a nun.
Kelly worked in Hollywood as a
screenwriter for Paramount and Columbia
Pictures and in New York as an associate
producer with Good Morning America
and Saturday Night Live. She received
her PhD from the City University of New
Born and raised in Chicago, she lives
in Manhattan's Upper West Side with her
husband, Web designer Martin Sheerin
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Florida Shrimp Spring Rolls
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and
1 teaspoon cornstarch
8 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
8 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 cup green onions, chopped
2/3 cup carrots, grated
3 cups cabbage, chopped
1 bag bean sprouts, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, grated
12 egg roll wrappers
prepared sweet and sour sauce
Cut raw shrimp into small pieces. In a
medium bowl, combine cornstarch and 4
tablespoons soy sauce; then add shrimp.
Mix well and set aside.
In a wok or large saute pan, heat 4
tablespoons oil over high heat; stir-fry the
shrimp, bean sprouts, cabbage, onion
and carrot in oil until crisp-tender; cool
slightly. Transfer mixture to colander or
pan to drain and cool. When cooled,
spoon 1/4 cup of shrimp mixture on
the bottom third of each wrapper. Fold
bottom edge over filling; fold sides over
filling toward center overlapping slightly.
Moisten top edge with water; roll up
tightly to seal. Repeat with the remaining
wrappers and filling.


At Lakes

Regional Library
January's roster of activities at Lakes
Regional Library offers topics for
all ages. The following activities are
free to the public:
English Cafe
6 p.m. Monday, January 11, 25
Practice your English with English
Cafe, a free conversation session for adult
ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute
session provides adult learners an oppor-
tunity to practice speaking English with
native speakers. Participants may start
at any time. Advanced registration is not
Music of the '50s and '60s
2 p.m. Tuesday, January 12
Enjoy great music of the '50s and '60s
performed by David Kilbride. Sponsored
by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library.
Registration is required.
Be a Storyteller
6 p.m. Wednesday, January 13
Learn techniques for learning, devel-
oping, and presenting folktales and origi-
nal stories to an audience of any size.
Presented by the Tamiami Tale Tellers, a
local storytelling group.
Book Discussion: Christina Baker
Kline's Bird in Hand
2 p.m. Tuesday, January 19
Read and discuss Christina Baker
Kline's Bird in Hand. From the author of
The Way Life Should Be, comes a sear-

Florida Shrimp Spring Rolls

Deep fry in 3 inches of very hot oil
(375 degrees F) until golden brown; drain
on paper towels. Serve with sweet and
sour sauce.

ing novel about four people, two mar-
riages, one lifelong friendship and a life-
altering choice that changes everything.
Registration is required.
Every Child Ready to Read Birth to
24 Months
10 a.m. Thursday, January 21
Learning to read begins at birth. This
Every Child Ready to Read workshop
introduces the six pre-literacy skills,
explains why they are so important to
babies, and sends parents home with
early literacy activities they can incorpo-
rate into their family's daily routine. For
parents of kids 0 to 24 months. Childcare
is not provided. Sponsored by the Friends
of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is
Every Child Ready to Read Four
And Five Year Olds
2 p.m. Thursday, January 21
Children who enter kindergarten
knowing the six pre-literacy skills learn to
read more easily and are more success-
ful throughout school. This workshop
introduces the six skills, explains why they
are so important to learning to read and
sends you home with book recommen-
dations and early literacy activities you
can incorporate into your pre-schooler's
daily routine. For parents of four- and
five-year-olds. Childcare is not provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes
Regional Library. Registration is required.
Gardening in Southwest Florida
2 p.m. Thursday, January 21
Lee County horticulturist and News-
Press columnist Steven Brown will give
a talk on tropical vines for your garden.
Registration is required.

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Wii Bowling for Adults
10 a.m. Tuesday, January 26
Have fun bowling on the big screen
with the Wii gaming system. No heavy
balls to lift, and just as much fun.
Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes
Regional Library. Registration is required.
In the Shadow of Glory: Mary Todd
2 p.m. Thursday, January 28
Join in for Janina Birtolo's original
one-woman show about Mary Todd
Lincoln. Sponsored by the Friends of
Lakes Regional Library. Registration is
I Went to the Animal Fair
10 a.m. Saturday, January 16
Folk music performers Suzanne and
Jim are here to take guests on a musi-
cal adventure with the five-string banjo,
guitar, mandolin, flute, penny whistle,
spoons and courtship dulcimer. Their tra-
ditional American songs will entertain the
entire family. Sponsored by the Friends
of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is
Toddler Storytime
10 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 26
10 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 27
Children two years old and their care-
givers participate in song, fingerplays
and short stories. The success of this age
group depends on adult participation and
encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts
approximately 30 minutes. Registration is
Family Storytime
11 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 27
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and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration
is required.
Baby-Parent Rhyme Time
Crawlers: 9:30 a.m. Monday, January
Walkers: 10:30 a.m. Monday, January
Be prepared to tickle, jump and
fly with your baby. These rhymes and
songs are for infants, up to 24 months,
accompanied by an adult. This 20-min-
ute program is filled with songs designed
to introduce rhyming and movement to
infants. Registration is required.
Ants in Your Pants Dance Party
10 a.m. Thursday, January 7
Shake your sillies out at the library.
Get ready to twist and shout at this
special dance party for toddlers and pre-
schoolers. Boogie down to some golden
oldies and favorite preschool tunes. For
ages two to five. Registration is required.
Pretend and Play Animal Antics
10 a.m. Monday, January 11
10 a.m. Tuesday, January 12
10 a.m. Wednesday, January 13
Join in as puppet characters enchant
and entertain with stories, songs and
rhymes. A craft will follow. For ages two
to five. Registration is required.
Preschool Storytime
11 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 26
Preschoolers (ages three to five) attend
this storytime independently while parents
or caregivers wait nearby in the library
building. This storytime includes activities
that require more participation and a lon-
ger attention span. Each preschool story-
continued on page 20


Financial Focus

Start Planning
Now To Cope
With Estate Taxes
by Jennifer Basey
your life, you
e strive to pro-
vide financial secu-
rity to your family.
And your efforts
can extend beyond
your lifetime if
you work to control
estate taxes.
It's always challenging to create finan-
cial strategies that are somewhat depen-
dent on tax laws, because these laws are
always changing. In 2009, your estate
could have passed up to $3.5 million to
your heirs before incurring federal estate
taxes at a maximum rate of 45 percent.
In 2010, the estate tax was sched-
uled to be repealed, but in 2011, it was
supposed to return, with a maximum
exemption of $1 million and a top rate
of 55 percent. But this may change, as
Congress is considering extending the
2009 exemption and tax rate figures into
2010, 2011 and possibly even further.
You might think you'll never have
enough wealth to incur these taxes, but
virtually every asset your home, cars,
life insurance policy, IRA and 401(k) -
may be included in your taxable estate.
These assets could push your estate over
the exemption amount, costing your heirs
a substantial amount in estate taxes.
To help address this potential problem,
you might want to think about some of
the following estate considerations. For
example, if you owned a $1 million life
insurance policy and it was subject to an
estate tax rate of 45 percent, your ben-
eficiaries would receive a death benefit
of just $550,000. But if you established
an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT)
with a new insurance policy, the trust

From page 1
At Lakes
Regional Library
time lasts about 30 minutes.
Registration is required.
Kids Read Down Fines
2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 23
Do you have library fines? Take care
of them by reading. Children and teens
can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 min-
utes of reading during the allotted time
in the designated area of the library. For
ages 18 and younger.
The Secret Lives of Butterflies
4 p.m. Monday, January 25
What do you know about butterflies?
Learn about their lives, make a colorful
butterfly craft, and plant your own butter-
fly garden. For grades K-5. Registration is

would own the policy and distribute the
proceeds to the beneficiaries you've cho-
sen. By using an ILIT, you'd keep the life
insurance out of your taxable estate.
Another estate planning consideration
is a charitable remainder trust, which
might be useful if you have a sizable
amount of assets, such as stocks, that
have significantly appreciated since you
bought them. If you kept these assets
in your estate, your heirs would inherit
them on a "stepped-up" basis, which,
in plain English, means the value of the
stocks would be the same as their fair
market value on the date of your death.
However, in 2010 and 2010 only the
step-up basis is limited to $1.3 million
for your children or other heirs and $3
million for your surviving spouse. Beyond
those figures, your heirs would assume,
or carry over, your basis the amount
you paid for the assets. In 2011, full step-
up is scheduled to return.
All stocks, and especially those that
receive step-up treatment, could add to
your heirs' estate tax burden. But you
could remove the stocks from your tax-
able estate by placing them in a charitable
remainder trust. Furthermore, you could
receive an income stream for life once
the trust sold the stocks. You could then
use this income to make gifts to your
loved ones, further reducing the size of
your taxable estate. You can give up to
$13,000 per year to as many individuals
as you like without incurring gift taxes, up
to $1 million over your lifetime.
Before making any decisions related
to estate taxes, consult with your estate
planning professional and your tax advi-
sor. Vehicles such as life insurance trusts
and charitable trusts are complex and
don't lend themselves to "do-it-yourself"
Start thinking soon about estate tax
issues. By putting your estate plans in
order early, you could be helping your
loved ones far into the future.
Copyright 2010. Jennifer Basey
is a financial advisor in Fort Myers.
She can be reached at jenniferbasey@

Kids Read Down Fines
2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 23
Do you have library fines? Take care
of them by reading. Children and teens
can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 min-
utes of reading during the allotted time
in the designated area of the library. For
ages 18 and younger.
The Lakes Regional Library is located
at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For
more information about a program or
to register, call the library at 533-4000.
A sign language interpreter is available
with five business days notice to library
staff. Assistive listening system available;
request at desk.
Check the Lee County Library
System's Web site at http://library.lee-
gov.com, or pick up an events calendar
on your next visit, to find out about pro-
grams at other locations. Call the host
library, or telephone reference at 479-
INFO (4636) for more information about
a specific program.

Free Tax


consumer Credit Counseling
(CCC) and the United Way of
Lee, Hendry, and Glades have
launched free tax preparation services
for hard-working people and their
families. The Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance program (VITA) provides
free and confidential filing of tax returns
by IRS certified volunteers starting in
January 2010.
A prime goal of the service is to help
tax payers who qualify for the Earned
Income Tax Credit (EITC) to receive it.
A large number of taxpayers who could
qualify for the EITC do not claim it. Last
year, the Consumer Credit Counseling
Service and United Way tax service
partnership generated over $277,000 in
refunds for residents of Lee and Hendry
counties. Some 217 lower income indi-
vidual and joint filers received an average
of $1,280 each.
By establishing the free tax service
sites CCC and the United Way increase
the number of residents applying for and
receiving Earned Income Tax Credits and
Child Tax Credits. Both credits are federal
tax benefits designed to assist low and
moderate income workers in increasing
their financial stability.
Services are available at the following
Cape Coral United Way House
Suncoast Community Resource Center
Estero-San Carlos United Way House
Bonita United Way House
Dunbar United Way House
East Fort Myers United Way House
Labelle United Way House
Lehigh United Way House
There will also be a special event for
employees of Lee Memorial, Goodwill
and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
For the 2009 tax year, the services are
targeted to families with children earn-
ing less than $49,000. Individuals and
families will be asked to provide the fol-
lowing to the tax preparers at the time of
Valid Social Security numbers for
taxpayer, spouse and qualifying children
All W-2 was and tax statements for
Photo ID for signers (if filing jointly,
both filers must be present to sign the
The VITA sites open in January
and will continue through April 15.
Appointments are required. Dial 2-1-1 or
433-3900 to make an appointment or
for additional information.

Our E-Mail address is

Human Trafficking

Awareness Event
students in the honors program
at Florida Gulf Coast University,
together with The Florida Coalition
Against Human Trafficking, Global Child
Rescue and Klass Kids Foundation,
invite the public to a free training pro-
gram about domestic trafficking aware-
ness. The course will be held from 3:30
p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 12
in Academic Building 5, Room 112 on
Keynote speaker is Mark Klaas,
president of Klaas Kids Foundation.
The training will be led by Brad Dennis,
Search and Rescue director at Klaas Kids
Domestic minor sex trafficking is
the commercial sexual exploitation of
American citizens or lawful permanent
resident children through prostitution or
pornography or sexual performance for
monetary or other compensation (shelter,
food or drugs).
The Trafficking Victims Protection
Act (TVPA) 2000, including subsequent
reauthorizations, has defined all minors
involved in commercial sex acts as human
trafficking, including minors who are U.S.
citizens or lawful permanent residents.
However, many domestic minor sex traf-
ficking victims, instead of receiving the
services they need, are detained in the
criminal justice system under charges of
The Florida Coalition Against Human
Trafficking, Shared Hope International,
Global Child Rescue, Klaas Kids and
Kristi's House are the only agencies in
the state of Florida that provide services
to domestic trafficking victims.
Parents, guardians, law enforcement,
prosecutors, judges, teachers, school
administrators, government officials, DCF
Child Protective investigators, victim and
child advocates, medical and counseling
professionals are encouraged to attend
this event.
For more information about domes-
tic sex trafficking, contact The Florida
Coalition Against Human Trafficking at
(239) 390-3350, or (239) 947-2452.0

CPA Helps

riersCPA has launched a new
Web site at www.BriersCPA.info
to help taxpayers, who will soon
get 1099-C forms from lenders, file
their taxes properly. Forgiven debt that
occurs from short sales, foreclosures,
loan modifications, and bankruptcies
trigger 1099-C income forms that ordi-
narily result in taxation, except under
certain exclusions. The rules are com-
plex and confusing. Tax filers need to
be aware of the exclusions to minimize
taxes of such income and should rely
only on a reputable CPA to avoid over-
paying 2009 taxes.
BriersCPA is a full-service CPA firm
located at 3301 Bonita Springs Road,
Bonita Springs. For more information,
visit the new Web site or call BriersCPA
at 239-390-8882.0

Best Of The Best In High School

Basketball Played While Worst Of

The Worst Drew Guns On Each Other
by Ed Frank
T wo events of the past week one here in Fort Myers and
one involving two players, or shall we say two thugs, of
the NBA Washington Wizards provide a true dichotomy
in the world of sports.
The best in high school basketball came here for the second
City of Palms Classic featuring future collegiate athletes who
dream of stardom in the NBA.
For the second straight year, Winter Park's Austin Rivers, the
son of Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers and the younger brother
of Jeremiah Rivers, a starting guard at Indiana University, was
voted the tournament MVP.
Rivers and dozens of other youngsters who played here are teenage role models
who have bright futures on and off the basketball court.
But can the same be said for the characters making millions playing professional
basketball, football and to some degree other sports?
The shocking episode last week where Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and
Javaris Crittenton drew guns on each other in the Wizards' locker room after arguing
over gambling debts is a disgusting example of the negative culture of the NBA.
It should not be tolerated. Both should be suspended without pay for at least the
remainder of this season. And both should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Arenas' career has been marked by turmoil and trouble. But bringing three guns
in to the team locker room to settle a card-playing dispute reaches a new low in igno-
The bleeding hearts will cry that his troubled youth's loose cannon behavior is a
result of abandonment by his mother.
Perhaps so. But is this the image the NBA wants to convey? The league reached an
all-time low a few years ago as the result of the riot at the Piston's Palace at Auburn
Hills. Heavy fines and suspensions were leveled by the NBA. But at least guns were
not pulled during that mayhem.
We would hope that NBA Commissioner David Stern will act quickly and strongly
in the latest matter. But it's doubtful that anything he does will restore the once-proud
image of the NBA.
The Maurer Watch Already Has Begun
The Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, who could become baseball's greatest all-time
catcher, has a year remaining on his contract, but already the dollar signs big dollar
signs are dangling before his eyes.
The current American League MVP is entering the final year of a four-year $34
million contract, but that figure pales in comparison to what he will get the next time
The word is out in baseball circles that the New York Yankees will offer the Twins
two promising catching prospects as part of a trade to bring Mauer to the Big Apple.
Should he become a free agent at the end of the 2010 season, it is likely he will
fetch a multi-year contract in excess of $100 million. And if history is any indication,
the Twins will not open their bank vault that wide.
The home-town Mauer has said he wants to remain a Twin. And it would be a
major public relations blunder if Minnesota doesn't re-sign this future Hall of Famer.
We'll hear plenty about the Mauer watch in the weeks and months ahead.
Everblades Two and Two on 11-Game Road Trip
In the midst of a grueling 11-game road trip, the Florida Everblades won two and
lost two last week to retain a second-place hold in the South Division of the ECHL.
Florida won two of three from Gwinnett and lost a 4-1 decision to first-place South
Over the next nine days, the Everblades face Elmira for two games this weekend,
Sunday and Wednesday at Reading, and next weekend at Trenton. They began the
week with a 17-13-5 season record.
Three Florida players, two of whom are no longer with the team, were named
recently to the ECHL All-Star Game.
Forward Jacob Micflikier was named as a starter. Also selected was forward
Brandon Buck and defenseman AJ Thelen. Micflikier has been called up by Albany of
the American Hockey League and Thelen by Rochester by the AHL.4

Wildlife And Wildlands Art Show
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is hosting its 13th annual art show displaying
work depicting the beauty of the natural and cultural resources of Florida.
The show will be held on Saturday, January 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meet the artists as you walk through the maritime hammock picnic areas along
the beach. The only fee is the park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle with up to eight
people, $3 for a driver in a vehicle and $2 for walk-ins. If you need assistance to
participate call the office in advance at 239-597-6196. Delnor-Wiggins State Park
is at 11135 Gulfshore Drive in Naples.


Air Show In April
he 2010 Florida International Air
Show will trace the history of avia-
tion with acts from many of the
top aerobatic pilots in the world, accord-
ing to Air Boss Bob Hall.
The show's 30th anniversary presenta-
tion will take place on April 10 and 11.
"This year's show will be filled with
amazing demonstrations in the air and on
the ground. We'll see aircraft dating from
before World War II to the present day
tactical fighters," Hall said.
Some of the acts scheduled to appear
The Aeroshell aerobatic team that
flies the AT-6, a World War II North
American Advanced Trainer; the aircraft
that launched thousands of American and
Canadian cadets on their flying careers.
Flying the MX2 Aerobatic Aircraft,
Rob Holland pushes the envelope of the
most advanced aerobatic aircraft in the air
show industry today. With a high energy
mixture of both high and low altitude
maneuvers, he is a world champion avia-
tor. He led Team USA to the gold medal
at the 8th Advanced World Aerobatic
Championships in 2008.
Graceful and elegant flying by
Manfred Radius, who soars into the air
in a fully aerobatic sailplane a pure one
without an engine. His gentle perfor-
mance is awesome, so graceful, so peace-
ful, a total feeling of freedom and relax-
ing. And the grand finale, the Inverted
Ribbon Cut, is spectacular. This is not just
another act; it's pure flying at its best.
One of the most unusual performanc-
es will come from the World War II Aerial
Demonstration Team. The team takes
the crowd back in time and shows what it
was like during that time of strife.
Hall added; he is also working on a
schedule that would bring additional high
performance military aircraft to the show.
That schedule will be released at a later
As show time nears, information on all
the acts will be on the show's Web site at

Shell Point Offers

Golf School
launched a
golf school
to help
their golf Shell Point Golf Course
swing and
lower their golf scores. The two- and
three-day classes can be customized
to fit the schedule, needs, and skills of
each golfer.
"Golfers who want to spend one-on-
one time with a golf pro will appreciate
the flexibility this school offers," said Jim
Carpenter, PGA professional at Shell

Point Golf Club. "The program's flex-
ible schedule allows the student to decide
how much time they want to commit and
where they need the most assistance.
Classes are kept very small to ensure
concentrated attention on the areas
where the students want to improve their
The fees include lunch daily, bag stor-
age, a student reference handbook with
golf etiquette and rules, nine holes of
afternoon on-course instruction, a mini-
mum of five hours of instruction, green
and cart fees, and unlimited use of the
golf range on school days. Additionally,
classes will never have more than four
students at a time, so that each partici-
pant gets the appropriate amount of per-
sonalized attention to their game.
Call 433-9790 to reserve dates and
times or for more information.
Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole
Championship Golf Course that opened
in 2000 and was designed by Gordon

FGCU Corporate

T he Institute for Responsible
Corporate Governance at Florida
Gulf Coast University invites cur-
rent and former corporate directors,
senior executives, governance profes-
sionals and other interested parties to its
2009-10 program series. Participants
have the opportunity to interact with
nationally known experts on important
corporate governance topics that will
January 14, A Washington Insider's
Look at How Current Legislative
and Regulatory Developments Will
Impact Corporate Governance. David
Hirschmann, senior vice president of the
US Chamber of Commerce.
February 23, How the World Has
Changed: A Veteran Director's View of
What Constitutes Responsible Corporate
Governance Today. Jim Johnson vice
chairman of Perseus and former vice
chair and CEO of Fannie Mae, Director
of United Health Group, director of
Target Corporation.
March 4, Has Corporate Governance
Been Federalized? What Role is Left for
the States? E. Norman Veasey -former
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
Delaware and senior partner of Weil,
Gotshal and Manges.
April 8, Anatomy of a Proxy Contest:
How the Battle is Waged. Timothy R.
Baer executive vice president, corporate
secretary and general counsel of Target
Programs are held from 3 to 5 p.m.
at the Sugden Welcome Center on the
Florida Gulf Coast University campus.
Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and
a reception follows from 5 to 6 p.m.
Participants may obtain educational
credits from the National Association of
Corporate Directors.
Register by calling Jennifer Hernandez
239-590-7308 or online at www.fgcu.
edu/cob/ircg/programs.html The cost is
$100 for the five season programs; $25
per session with advance registration; or
$35 at the door.4


Shell Point Begins
Construction Of
Rehab Center
S hell Point Retirement Community
held a groundbreaking ceremony
for the new Rehabilitation Center
that will be part of the Larsen Pavilion,
Shell Point's skilled nursing facility. On
December 22, members of the man-
agement team and Wright Construction
gathered to commemorate the begin-
ning of the $5 million project.
The new free-standing facility will be
on The Island at Shell Point and will fea-
ture 7,465 square feet of space dedicat-
ed to providing the most advanced thera-
py, restorative programs, and equipment
available for assisting residents in building
strength, regaining agility, and recover- From left: Timothy Stephenson, executive di
ing movement and the highest function Tim Lochridge, vice president of finance; Sh
possible following an injury, illness, or vices; Peter Dys, president; Fred Edman, pre
surgery. The original rehabilitation center Bob southern director of project develop
is 1,375 square feet. The new facility will Bob Ser, director of projcti d
offer a significantly expanded program of manager at Wright Construction
equipment and services.
The facility will have state-of-the-art equipment for assessing and improving balance
to provide stability and reduce falls. With this equipment the individual's progress can
be recorded and monitored to track improvement. The larger gym will allow more
people to utilize the services, and individual treatment rooms will provide privacy. The
Occupational Therapy Transition Suite will allow for better preparation in a real-world
environment as patients prepare to return home or to their normal routines. An aqua
therapy pool will enhance therapy opportunities while decreasing impact with water
buoyancy. In addition there will be a private rooftop patio on the second floor that will
provide residents of the memory care unit access to a protected and secure garden
"We have been conservative and deliberate in our planning to make sure the funds
were already available before the construction of the project began," said Peter Dys,
president of the retirement community. "Our residents have been involved from the
very beginning and offered their generous support in our recent capital campaign for
the new facility."
Last year Shell Point completed a $24 million renovation to expand and enhance
the skilled nursing facility, known as the Larsen Pavilion. Originally built in 1971,
the Larsen Pavilion is licensed for 219 beds, including a nine-bed hospice unit which
serves both residents of Shell Point and the outside community. The facility is fully
staffed with two full-time on-site physicians, a nurse practitioner and a trained nursing
staff. It accepts Medicare patients who need short term rehabilitation as well as skilled
nursing services for long term care.
"This has been a banner year for health care at Shell Point," said Steve Minniear,
vice president of health care services. "In addition to completing the renovation, our
facility was also accredited by the CARF-CCAC, with certifications in Person-Centered
Long-Term Care for Specialty Programs in Dementia and Stroke care, making Shell
Point the only facility in the nation that holds all three."
According to Bob Southern, director of project development, site work for the new
Rehabilitation Center will begin immediately and is anticipated to take approximately
12 months to complete. Shell Point chose a local commercial builder to build the facil-
ity and has contracted with Wright Construction in Fort Myers.
"Shell Point and Wright Construction have had a great relationship for the past 22
years and have enjoyed success together on several projects throughout the communi-

rector of the Legacy Foundation; David Moreland Sr., vice president of sales and marketing;
erry Brown, director of long term care; Steve Minniear, vice president of health care ser-
sident of Wright Construction Group; Dr. Roger Hirchak, vice president of medical services;
ent; Dick Rockstroh, chairman of the Shell Point Residents' Council; David VanLoon, project

ty," said Fred Edman, president of Wright Construction. Some of the previous projects
built by Wright Construction at Shell Point include the Harbor Court and Sundial resi-
dential buildings on The Island, the Welcome Center, the four independent residential
buildings in The Woodlands, and The Arbor assisted living facility.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement
community, providing lifecare services to more than 2,200 residents.M

Ride For Randall Fundraiser

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The fundraiser benefits Randall Nychyk, Jr., age six, who has an inoperable brain tumor
The second annual Ride for Randall Nychyk, Jr. poker run is Saturday, January
16. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride kicks off at 10:30 a.m. The
poker run starts from Harley Davidson of Fort Myers, Beef O'Brady's in
Estero, Alli-GATORS in Fort Myers and Victory Lane in Cape Coral and ends at
Leapin' Lizards Bar & Grill in Cape Coral. The fee is $15 per biker and $5 for an
additional person. Prizes will be awarded and a 50/50 raffle is available. All com-
pleted poker cards will get you free admission to live music at Leapin' Lizards Bar
& Grill.
The fundraiser benefits Randall Nychyk, Jr., who is six years old. He became a
patient at The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida after his third birthday, when
an MRI revealed a large tumor, called fibrillary astrocytoma, had been growing inside
his brain. The doctors at the hospital immediately started treating him with chemo-
therapy for 70 weeks, which made the tumor stop growing. Since the end of chemo,
Randall has been flying back and forth to St. Jude's in Memphis, Tennessee for MRIs.
All proceeds from the poker ride go to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit at
The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida in Randall's name.
For more information call Mike Puckett at 707-3778.0

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rom New Zealand, to New
Mexico, to Nova Scotia, and now
Southwest Florida, "losers" are
making a difference for those in need.
Worldwide SHRINK-A-Thon organiz-
ers have a goal to raise $1 Million for
charity. According to Lora Ulrich, the
local event organizer and owner of The
New You, the goal is for the SWFL
SHRINK-A-Thon to raise $100,000
to support local charities in need. But,
there is no time to wait. "Consider mak-
ing the SWFL Shrink-A-Thon a part of
your New Year's resolution," says, Lora
Teams are forming and signing up
now to lose weight, raise money for char-
ity, and compete for individual and team
prizes, promotions and titles. Three indi-
viduals will be recognized and awarded
for losing the most percentage of body
weight. The team that raises the most
money for charity and the team that loses
the most overall weight will also be rec-
ognized and awarded. Free Introductory
Meetings start the week of January 11,
and Kick Off Meetings are scheduled for
the week of January 18. Meetings will be
conveniently scheduled at various days,
times and locations throughout Lee and
Collier County.
A SHRINK-A-Thon operates much
like a walk-a-thon only instead of walking
participants shed excess pounds. Picture
children trying to raise money for their
school, as they ask neighbors to pledge
50 cents for every lap they walk, but now
instead of children, think of adults work-
ing in teams to lose weight while support-
ing a variety of worthy non-profits.
Ulrich, says, "Our goal is to help local
residents collectively lose 3,000 pounds.
When we are successful, that should help
us reach our fundraising goal. Reaching
our goal is dependent upon three main
factors: how many participants are
involved, how much weight they lose, and
how many pledges they get. We are very
excited to not only help local charities in
need, but also to help our community get
Each weight loss team meets weekly
for 12 weeks. They will receive training
from professional weight loss coaches on
what they call the "four legs of success"

that contribute to long-term permanent
weight loss. Using a weight loss curricu-
lum, modeled after several clinical trials
done under the guidelines of the FDA,
participants can expect to shrink their
waistlines and have more energy, but
also, as was experienced in the clinical tri-
als, they are expected to see blood sugar,
insulin sensitivity, triglycerides, choles-
terol, and blood pressure improve.
Bob Mihalyov, SHRINK-A-Thon co-
founder, says, "It would be enough if this
was just about raising money for charity,
but the accompanying health benefits
are amazing. Nearly 50 percent of our
population has Diabetes, pre-diabetes,
or Metabolic Syndrome and most don't
even know it. Weight loss is the best way
to counteract these conditions, and the
average participant in our program loses
10 percent of their body weight in 12
For more information on the SWFL
Shrink-A-Thon, become a Sponsor, Team
Captain, or Weight Loss Participant,
contact Lora Ulrich at 239.898.4078,
Lora@TheNewYouLifestyle.com, or visit

Nordic Walking
Curious about Nordic walking?
Here is your opportunity to
discover Nordic walking (fitness
walking with poles). Trained professional
Nordic walking instructor Lindy Smith
will be offering a free Nordic Walking
Workshop on Saturday, January 9 from
10 to 11 a.m.
The workshop is a non-exclusionary
activity for anyone age 10 and older; all
abilities are welcome. Nordic walking is a
full body exercise that can be low impact
or as aerobic as the person desires. Some
benefits include: better balance, upright
posture, caloric burn and increased
metabolism. Smith will teach you the
basics of Nordic walking. The workshop
will take place indoors and outdoors, rain
or shine. All participants will need
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During January, Animal Services is
celebrating Elvis Presley's birthday
by offering a $50 discount off the
regular adoption fee for all hound dogs
and hound mixes. With the discount,
puppies will be $45, adult dogs $25,
and senior dogs (six and older) free.
For information about this week's
pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log
on to www.LeeLostPets.com. When call-
ing, refer to the animal's ID number.
Pet bios:
Name: Speck
Breed: bluetick coonhound
Sex: male
Age: 5
Comments: My former owner passed
away but hopefully I can find a new
owner to appreciate all my wonderful
qualities. Coonhounds are excellent family
dogs. Once trained, we are very mindful
and friendly. We have a keen sense of
smell so our noses can get us into trouble
sometimes. Just don't leave food out and
we'll be fine.
Name: Meow
Breed: domestic long hair
Sex: female
Age: 4
Comments: I'm a very laid back, lov-
ing, lap cat and could be just the support
system you need to lower the stress in
your life. I can provide unconditional love
and plenty of companionship.
My name is Joey and I am a
four-year-old neutered male
Chihuahua. I was a starving, lost
fellow when a kind person took me to
Lee County Domestic Animal Services. I
now have a foster family to love me and
fatten me up while I wait for my "for-
ever" family.
I am sweet and playful, and love to
snuggle with my foster mom and give her
kisses. I get along well with the dog and
cat at my foster home. Please let me be
your new best friend.
For information about me, please call
my foster mom, Mandy, at 851-6143.
For information about the adoption pro-
cess and to print out an adoption appli-
cation, go to the Lee County Domestic
Animal Services website www.leelostpets.
com. My I.D. number is 460873. Diane
Barr Volunteer 239-395-3368.

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Nordic Walking
to wear comfortable clothing and tennis/
walking shoes. Bring a water bottle.
Nordic Walking is an effective path to
physical and mental health. No matter
how hectic your schedule, just 30 min-
utes a day of Nordic walking will greatly
improve your health. As with any sport
or activity it is best to learn from a trained
professional prior to making it a part of
your daily routine.
The workshop will be held at the
North Fort Myers Community Park, locat-
ed behind the North Fort Myers Library
at 2021 North Tamiami Trail. For more
information call 652-6002 or e-mail

Speck ID #: 460898
Speck ID #: 460898

Meow ID #: 461122

Hope Hospice

Parkinson Talk
Hope Hospice's Parkinson
Program will present Ask the
Doctor about Parkinson's Disease,
an interactive education series is being for
people who have been diagnosed with
the disease, their family members and
other caregivers.
Dr. Ramon Rodriguez of the University
of Florida McKnight Brain Institute will
share the latest information and answer
questions regarding Parkinson's disease,
including strategies for living a full life
while coping. Sessions are:
Friday, January 8, 1 p.m.

Friday, February 12, 1 p.m.
Friday, March 12, 1 p.m.
Additional dates will be announced.
Hope HealthCare Services are at
9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers. To
register, call 322-5327. There is no cost
to attend.O

Pet Microchip

Clinics Cancelled
he Pet Microchip ID Clinics sched-
uled for January 9, February 6,
March 13, and April 10 at Lee
County Animal Services' (LCDAS)
shelter have been cancelled. Animal
Services' Staff Veterinarian Peter Davis,
DVM, will be available on Fridays
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning
January 15 to provide an opportunity
for pet owners to have their dogs and
cats implanted with a microchip ID.
Microchip IDs will be offered for just
$15 or $5 with proof of public assis-
For more information about pet
license fees, microchip clinics, or pet
sterilization call Lee County Domestic
Animal Services at 533-7387 (LEE-PETS)
or visit the agency's Web site at www.

LMHS Receives

$15,000 Grant For
Nutrition Program
T he Lee Memorial Health System
(LMHS) Foundation has received
a $15,000 grant from the Aetna
Foundation that will go to support The
Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida's
Mission Nutrition program. The program
educates local 4th and 5th graders about
proper portion size and healthy food
During the 2008-09 school year,
4,814 4th and 5th grade students in Lee
County, and 2,132 4th and 5th grade
students in Collier County participated in
Mission Nutrition. The program sets its
goals as:
Educating children about their body
Providing important safety, nutrition,
and wellness facts to children as per The
Sunshine State Standards;
Increasing children's knowledge of
body mass index, portion control, healthy
food choices, and the risks of obesity; and
Increasing awareness of parents
about healthy food choices through letters
home and a healthy eating guide.
Recent successes via outreach include:
Mission Nutrition program was delivered
to 6,946 Lee and Collier County stu-
dents; Parent's Guide Mission Nutrition
(in English and Spanish) was distributed
to nearly 7,000 homes; Guide to Good
Nutrition (in English and Spanish) was dis-
tributed to nearly 7,000 homes; Recipe
Book (in English and Spanish) was distrib-
uted to nearly 7,000 homes.
The program was recently expanded
to also include select summer camps in
Lee and Collier counties.
In addition to the Aetna Foundation

grant, Mission Nutrition is supported in
part by Publix Super Markets Charities
and BB&T (formerly Colonial Bank), as
well as a grant from the Naples Children
& Education Foundation bringing Mission
Nutrition to Title One Schools in Collier
Children's Hospital of Southwest
Florida's Director of Child Advocacy
Michele King said, "We are deeply grate-
ful to our community supporters as
this a critical program for our children.
Childhood obesity statistics continue to
rise at alarming rates and by educating
children early, we hope to form healthy
habits that will last a lifetime."
"The Aetna Foundation is pleased to
provide this grant to help support the
health and wellness of the children of our
community," said Jim McCunney, vice
president of network management for
Aetna in Florida. "The Mission Nutrition
program delivers a powerful message that
may improve the quality of life of many
program participants."
For more information about corpo-
rate grant funding for programs at The
Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida,
call 985-3550.0

Turtle Tracks Talk

Newly-hatched loggerhead turtles

Searn about the life cycles and hab-
its of sea turtles that nest on island
beaches and what Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation is doing to
protect them. Watch a video of a turtle
nest that hatched this summer.
The Turtle Tracks program is
Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation Foundation at
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The pro-
gram is free to members and children,
$5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more

Our E-Mail address is



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2. LITERATURE: Who wrote "The Hound of the Baskervilles"?
3. ADVERTISING: What product was sold with the slogan, "Put a tiger in your tank"?
4. GEOGRAPHY: Which two major Canadian cities are situated on the St. Lawrence River?
5. PSYCHOLOGY: What kind of fear is represented in heliophobia?
6. MOVIES: "A little pig goes a long way" was the slogan for which movie?
7. LANGUAGE: What does the diacritical mark brevee" indicate?
8. HISTORY: Which was the first of the 13 original United States to be admitted to the union?
9. MUSIC: What musical artist and band had a hit with the song "Last Dance with Mary Jane"?
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regular-season victories reach the Super Bowl?
4. When did the University of Kansas men's basketball team win its first NCAA Tournament
5. Who was the last player from the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL's
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My Stars ***
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) That
lower-than-acceptable performance you're
getting from others in your group might be
the result of miscommunication. If so, cor-
rect it before serious problems arise later on.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An
unexpected situation could call for a change
of plans. If so, you might feel that this is
unfair. But it's best to make the needed
adjustments now. There'll be time later for
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The new
year brings opportunities you might want to
look into. Some might be more interesting
than others. But take time to look at all of
them before you make any decisions.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) It's a
good idea to be careful about expenses until
you've worked out that pesky financial prob-
lem. You might find it advisable to get some
solid advice on how to proceed.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Romance
looms large over the Leonine aspect. Single
Lions looking for love should find Cupid
very cooperative. Paired Cats can expect a
renewed closeness in their relationships.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Making contact with a former colleague
might not be high on your list of priorities.
But it could pay off personally as well as
professionally. Avoid bringing up any nega-
tives about the past.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A
personal relationship could face added stress
because of a situation involving someone
close to both of you. Be supportive and,
above all, try to avoid playing the blame
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) You might well find some lingering
uncertainties about a decision. If so, take that
as a warning that you might not be ready to
make that move yet. More study would be
in order.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Music is a dominant theme
for Sagittarians right now, and it should
remind you to make a greater effort to restore
some much-needed harmony in that very
special relationship.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Although family matters might demand
much of the Sea Goat's attention this week,

you'll want to try to make time to handle
those all-important workplace situations as
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) A recurring unresolved issue might need
to be revisited before you can move forward.
Consider asking someone familiar with the
situation to act as an impartial counselor.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Ignore pressure to make a decision. Keeping
your options open is still the wisest course, at
least until you're sure you've learned all you
need to know about the matter at hand.
BORN THIS WEEK: You're capable
of great loyalty to those around you, which is
one reason you can count on devotion from
friends and family.

On Jan. 12, 1888, the so-called
Schoolchildren's Blizzard kills 235 people,
many of them children on their way home
from school, across the Northwest Plains
region of the United States. The storm came
with no warning, and the temperature fell
nearly 100 degrees F. in just 24 hours.
*On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the
"manufacture, sale, or transportation of
intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,"
is ratified and becomes law. Large-scale
distribution of alcoholic beverages and orga-
nized crime flourished anyway.
On Jan. 11, 1949, on Connecticut
Avenue in Washington, D.C., the cornerstone
is laid at the first mosque of note in the
United States. The Islamic Center was com-
plete with a 160-foot minaret from which
prayers were to be announced.
On Jan. 17, 1950, 11 men steal more
than $2 million from the Brinks Armored
Car depot in Boston. It was almost the per-
fect crime, as the culprits weren't caught
until January 1956, just days before the stat-
ute of limitations for the theft expired. Only a
small part of the money was ever recovered;
the rest is fabled to be hidden in the hills
north of Grand Rapids, Minn.
On Jan. 14, 1969, an explosion aboard
the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, the first-
ever nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, kills
27 people in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A rocket
accidentally detonated, destroying 15 planes
and injuring more than 300 people.
On Jan. 15, 1974, the first episode of
"Happy Days" airs, portraying the comic

antics of 1950s Milwaukee high-school stu-
dent Richie Cunningham and his pal Potsie
Webber. A minor character, super-cool biker
Arthur "the Fonz" Fonzarelli, soon came to
be the show's central character.

SIt was British author Douglas Adams,
best known for writing the science-fiction
comedy series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy," who made the following sage
observation: "Human beings, who are almost
unique in having the ability to learn from the
experience of others, are also remarkable for
their apparent disinclination to do so."
The original Colonel Sanders earned a
grand total of 5 cents for every chicken sold
in his early stores.
The ubiquitous holiday tune "Jingle
Bells" was written in 1857 by James L.
Pierpont, music director of a Unitarian
church. It was written for a Thanksgiving
performance, though, not for Christmas.
Interestingly, it became the first song broad-
cast from space on Dec. 16, 1965, when
Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and
Wally Schirra used a smuggled harmonica
and sleigh bells in a rendition for Mission
The katydid hears sounds through spe-
cial holes in its hind legs.
During Prohibition, a bootlegger was
so called because many smugglers of illicit
alcohol stored their liquor in flasks hidden in
the upper part of their boots.
After many years of success in
Hollywood, actor, director and screenwriter
David Arquette tried his hand at professional
wrestling, becoming World Championship
Wrestling's World Heavyweight Champion
in 2000.
It's not widely known that iconic
American author Mark Twain was also an
actor -- albeit briefly. He played himself in
the 1907 film "A Curious Dream."
Benjamin Franklin advocated for the
turkey to be our national bird rather than the
eagle. He argued that the turkey was a "bird
of courage," while the eagle was of "bad
moral character" and didn't "get his living

"I never hated a man enough to give him
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Tarpon Bay Explorers Offers
Environmental Studies Scholarships
or the fourth consecutive year, Tarpon Bay Explorers will award $1,000 in
environmental studies scholarships to one or more local high school seniors or
college students in April, said Doris Hardy, chair of the "Ding" Darling Wildlife
Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) Education Committee.
Applicants must live in Lee, Charlotte or Collier counties and intend to pursue an
education in science, biology, environmental studies, or wildlife conservation. Funds
may be used for tuition, books, supplies, equipment, and technical materials at a quali-
fying institution of higher learning. Applications are due by March 31.
"We are extremely grateful to Winston Spurgeon and Wendy Erler-Schnapp, own-

ers of Tarpon Bay Explorers, for this generous contribution to the future of environ-
mental education and our youth," said Hardy. "It fits well with our mission to further
the refuge's conservation education value."
Tarpon Bay Explorers, the official recreational concession for J.N. "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge, offers refuge visitors kayak rentals and tours, Wildlife Drive
tram tours, nature boating cruises, educational Deck Talks, and other opportunities to
learn more about local wildlife and its habitat.
DDWS -- a non-profit, friends-of-the-refuge organization that supports the
Education Center, "Ding" Darling Days, and other educational programs at the refuge
- will administer the scholarships.
For information on underwriting additional scholarships or applying for scholar-
ships, contact Hardy at hardydd@comcast.net or 472-1100 ext. 233, or Toni
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Hair & Nail Design Studio
15560 McGregor Blvd (Bruno's Plaza


New Construction / Remodel / Consulting
P.O. Box 494, Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 415-0205
Email: blbissl 129@aol.com
Lee County Resident Since 1970
*Jesus Hernandez *
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T. 482-7350
Licensed & Insured Free Estimates
Landscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding
Landscape Design Ponds Waterfall Installations
Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing
12 years serving San-Cap de Ft. Myers
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Servlin Lee, Hendry and6/ades Counies...
211 is a free three-digit phone number people can call for
information and referral on health & social services.
211 is for non-emergency assistance only.
You can always reach the 211 service by dialing
(239) 433-3900 in Lee and
(863) 675-8383 in Hendry and Glades Counties.





HOME: (239) 433-0668 CELL: (239) 247-1237
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Custom Homes & Remodellng SpeciJaists
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16 Year Old Proven Business System Local Training.
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Fishing Charters Shelling Sightseeing
Captain Lamar Williams




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Windows Plus Licensed & Insured
PGT Windows & Doors
10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Phone: 239-267-5858
Fort Myers, FL 33908 Fax: 239-267-7855
E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.net Mobile: 239-872-0709

We Come To You!

License # 0707041

Robert Crawford
Phone (239) 267-8405

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Indians Used Native Plants
For Food, Medicine
eminole Indians traditionally harvested and made an arrow-
root-like starch from the underground stem of the Florida
coontie plant. Learn how the use of the harvesting grounds
of this plant played a role in the Seminole wars on Tuesday,
January 12 at 10 am at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Following the Human Uses of Florida's Native Plants program,
take a tour of the ethnobotany garden and watch palm frond bas-
kets being made.
Cost of the program is $5 with SCCF members and children
admitted free. Call 472-2329 for more information
From page 26
Explorers Environmental Studies
Westland at Toni_Westland@fws.gov or 472-1100 ext. 236.
Applicants can also download and print scholarship applications
and information from www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Click on the
applicable link on the bottom right-hand side under the "Inside the
Society. "0

seminole herbalist maKes "arrowroot"


Celebrating our 30th year
on Sanibel & Captiva

Lie. & Ins. Tile, Marble, Stone, with
remodels & repairs A Specialty!
Tile samples
to your door! 472-2853


licensed Lawn and Garden Maintenance
reliable weekly service
Island owned and operated
Call Edwin for free estimates and references
Tel. (239) 472 5247
www. Islandhomeservice.com Sanibel Veget. Comp. # 9-10435


Weight loss,
in care & more

Biddle's Restaurant & Piano Bar
RSVP Brenda Biddle/lndependent Distributor
call for Business Reception Schedule
samvannah@comcast.net or 239-849-9593


904 Lindgren Blvd.
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Ph: 239-395-0978 /1-800-473-6019
Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher
Welcome Back Specials!
New Products!
Holiday Gifts! Free Shipping!
Weekly Specials!
MAGGIE BUTCHER Career information available
Ind Executive Senior Sales Director Gift ideas available


Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Tarpon Snook Redfish &More

C: (239) 340-8651
www. captmattmitchell. corn
email: captmattmitchell@aol.com


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satisfying his Sanibel and Captiva customers."

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We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
Current Positions:
Cage Cleaner, Gopher Tortoise Grazer, Patient
Driver, Emergency Response Transporter, &
Gift Shop/ Education Center Volunteers. Other
positions are available throughout the year Call for
a full listing. If you're interested in hard work and
would like to become a volunteer call Marguerite
Jordan at 472-3644 ext 5.
A tme-sensite training is invoked in all of our patient-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a serce commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year with a minimum of 3-5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN

now hiring. Energetic and interested in
learning how to sell swimwear? Call
Peggy at 239-395-5383 or apply online
Must be available some nights and
weekends. Tolls paid. We drug test.
SR 12/11 BTFN

Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
Handyman Repairs
SR 9/11 BTFN

Looking for a smooth transition? We offer
concierge services from coordinating a
move, downsizing to retirement community,
updating your interiors, and More! Will save
you $$$$ and proven track record.
Please call Jen @239-313-1371
SR 9/11 BTFN

Computer repair, setup, file recovery & troubleshoot-
ing for home or office. 15 year Island resident.
Guaranteed work & low rates. Call Justin at
677-0226 or email at jlstrauss3@yahoo.com
SR 1/11V TFN

Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/12 BTFN

Bob Adams
(Carpent, maintenance* toiets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors etc)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN

While you are away by a
retired architect, & a Sanibel resident.
Call 395-1649
SR 9/30 N TFN

On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
SR 10/23VTFN

Assist with transportation, meals,
cleaning, home/car maintenance. Excellent
organizational skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
Available day/night/weekends
RS 10/23 BTFN
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transporta-
tion, shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our
clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 B TFN

Residential Commercial
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
Jennifer Watson
SR 11/13 N TFN

Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 11/27V1/15

Female refuge employee seeks to rent
room, housemate share, small apt.
Non-smoker, Quiet. Jan. -Apr.
Call 931-607-6454.
SR 1/1V 1/8

NEED ROOM TO RENT for season for non-smoker
quiet male. Call 239-472-0419.
SR 1/8 P1/8


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VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer


Pristine & Totally Remodeled
Panoramic Golf Course Views
Offered at $589,000


Beachview Country Club
Stunning Golf Course Views
Offered at $325,000

Mobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187

SR 8/6 N TFN

Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $95,000.
Call 466-0677
SR 10/9 N TFN

2 bed/2bath on big lot
near Bowmans Beach
M Rice Realty, LLC
SR 1/1 M 1/15



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Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN


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For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN

Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
RS 12/14 BTFN

lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792

800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center New large white
tiles on floor. New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT Call Nancy 239-246-4075.

Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
Call 239-283-8581
RS 8/14 BTFN

For Rent
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 12/11 PTFN

perfect for retail, office, other. Hardwood floors -
beautiful! Ample parking, no cam fees!
PRIME RETAIL SPACE FOR sublease. Corner unit,
1,500 sq ft, great visibility. Location, location, loca-
tion. Call 239-738-1609
SR11/13 M TFN

Adorable ground level 2 bedroom home
newly renovated and very close to beach
Sparkling new swimming pool! Available
February 1 Call for info (239) 691-3319
SR 1/8 M 1/29

3 BED 3 BATH with small pool & 1/2 bath outside.
Fully furnished, fireplace & family room. $3,000 a
month, includes utilities. Call 407-575-8572.
SR 1/8 M1/8

For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN

Furnished for single woman in luxury one-
story home with pool, internet, large TV
SR 11/20 N TFN

2BR/1 BA
Completely renovated
Corian and tiled throughout.
Quiet Street
and near shopping
Ground level
W/D on site.
$950 month plus electric
SR11/27V TFN

Available Feb. 1st.
Olde Sanibel style 2-bed, 1-bath, light-
house end. Nice, great neighborhood. $995
per month
SR 1/1 V 1/8
EAST END, 2BR/1BA, 1/2 of duplex. Private Deck,
remodeled kitchen & bath. New tile. Walkto beach.
$1,195 a month Call 410-692-0200.

rental. 1 bed new bath. $870 plus electric. Includes
cable/wifi/water. 395-2492, pjcooks@aol.com
SMALL ELEVATED 3-BED/2-bath, no pets. 2550
Sanibel Blvd. 239-472-2225. $1,400 per month.
$1,000 security deposit
SR 11/13 BTFN
SANIBEL 2BR/2BA, w/large office, LR/DR, UF
ground level home in quiet neighborhood w/ large
one car garage. Renovated, corian counters and ter-
razzo floors, large back yard deck. Pets welcome.
Available Feb., March or April. $1,450 plus utilities.
239-472-2464 leave message.
SR 1225 BTFN
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, riverview, guest loftwith
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or
SR 1/8 M TFN

Sanibel 2BR/2BA- Furnished, Central
A/C, Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV,
Internet, Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage. Call
954-605-3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
SR 7/17 M TFN

Sanibel Waterfront 2BR/2BA home fur-
nished. Manatees & otters are neighbors.
4 months $9,600, 6 months $13,600.
2010- 2011 Season.
Please call 973-398-6315.
SR 9/18V TFN

Heated pool. 2BR/2BA- furnished.
Almost all brand new interior,
appliances new, carport, lovely views.
Immediate occupancy. Price negotiable.
RS 1/1 V 1/8

Charming Captiva Village cottage.
2 bdr 2 bath. Seventy-five steps to beach.
Annual or seasonal only.
239-2': : : 4
RS 11/27 V TFN

Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry $3,500/mo + tax
Jan-Mar, neg.off-season.
Call for availability: 239-738-3021.
SR 1/9 B TFN

Completely remodeled Dunes duplex with
fantastic golf course views available for monthly
or seasonal rental. 3BR/3BA, vaulted ceilings,
two floors, light and bright, large kitchen.
Upgrades include granite, marble, tile, pavers.
Call 703-548-0545 for more information.

Island Vacations
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!*
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 BTFN

First floor condo, completely redone -
kitchen/bath/appliances/furniture -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
S 1/26 M TFN

2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.

Completely Remodeled Key West Style
Beach House. New Kitchen/Baths/Appliances/
Furniture. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Screened
heated Pool & Spa. TVs, DVDs, wireless,
Bikes. Very Close to Beach! Call 239-691-2265
RS 12/4 M 1/22

bedroom, 2bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
SR 12/25 P 10/1

Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 B TFN

10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock
at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club
(Next to Sanibel Bridges)
Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week
Complete Boat Wash/Engine flush after each use
Total use of club facilities (no dues)
(Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop
& Certified Mechanics & Repair Shop);
showers,Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel)
Slip #157
Call Phil 239-395-0407
SR 11/13VTFN

32" TV
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 N TFN

Playstation PS3 game for sale
Call 848-8240
RS 11/27 N TFN

Robb & Stucky / Lloyd Flanders / Mandalay
collection all weather white wicker still in
original boxes. 2 Sofas, 2 Arm chairs, 2
Ottomans, 1 Cocktail table, 2 End tables,1
Glass dining table, 4 Dining arm chairs
and matching accessory pillows. 50% off
original price. Call 239-579-0343
RS 1/8 D 1/15

Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $400.

Unbelievable Low Prices. Furniture,
Lamps. Collectables include Fenton, KPM
vases, porcelain cinderellas. Friday, Jan 8
9am to 1pm. Saturday, Jan 9, 7:30am to
1pm. West end of Sanibel 6447 Pine Ave.
RS 1/8 V 1/8

Jan 16, 7am -1 pm, Gulfcoast Church of
Christ, 9550 Ben C Pratt (6 Mile) Pkwy Ft
Myers. Just south of B.J.'s Wholesale club.
Furniture, Books, Toys, Household Goods,
Bake Sale, Clothing, Electronics & more
RS 1/8V 1/15






Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to
Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach.
Annual lease $875/mo.
Call 851-3506
SR 10/9 N TFN










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E m ergency................................... ............. 9 11
Lee County Sheriff's Office..........................477-1200
Florida Marine Patrol.................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol.............................278-7100
Poison Control................................. -800-282-3171
HealthPark Medical Center...............1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce..............332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare.................425-2685
Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce...........454-7500
Fort Myers Beach Library.........................463-9691
Lakes Regional Library....................................533-4000
Lee County Chamber of Commerce............931-0931
Post Office......................................1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau......................338-3500
Alliance for the Arts.................................939-2787
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio....................337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers..........................275-3970
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.........481-4849
BIG ARTS....................................................395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ...............278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade..........332-4488
Florida W est Arts........................................948-4427
Fort Myers/Estero Island Barbershop
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres.............481-8059
Naples Philharmonic.........................(239) 597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater...........................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony...............................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy..................................936-3239
Young Artists Awards ............. .............. 574-9321
Animal Refuge Center........ ...........................731-3535
American Business Women Association..........463-1221
Audubon of SWFL..................................339-8046
Audubon Society....................... ...............472-3156
Caloosahatchee Folk Society.....................677-9509
duPont Company Retirees .......................454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists .............................415-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society...............472-8334
Horticultural Society....................................472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society...............549-9625
NA R F E(Natlonalcte & Retired Fedeal Emplcyees)..........................482-6713
Navy Seabees Veterans of America.......... 731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL..................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy...........939-1338
Southwest Florida Music Association..........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach..................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort Myers Edison......................... .................694-1056
Fort Myers South ................. .............691-1405
Gateway to the Islands........... .................415-3100
Iona-M cG regor................................... ........482-0869
Lions Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach......................................463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon.................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers...........................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County...........................477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers.........................332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society...................472-6940
United Way of Lee County...............................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.................395-2233
Burrough's Hom e........................................337-9505
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ..........275-3435
Edison & Ford Winter Estates.....................334-3614
Fort Myers Skate Park.............................321-7558
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100
Koreshan State Historic Site.............(239) 992-0311
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center.........765-8101
S katium ..........................................................32 1-7510
Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430
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Florida Artists
York, The Ministry of Dutch Culture
in Belgium, The Amata Aboriginal
Community in Australia, and the
Diocesan School in Auckland, New
Zealand. He has collaborated and
printed for many prominent artists
including Willem and Elaine de Kooning,
Erick Fischl, Louisa Chase, Robert
Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Larry
Rivers, Dan Flavin, Jim Dine, Robert
Motherwell, Linda Benglis, David Salle
and Kurt Vonnegut.
Welden is also responsible for the
discovery and development of the "solar-
plate" process and is co-author with
Pauline Muir of Printmaking in the
Sun. He has established his own inter-
national school in Florence, Italy; Lima,
Peru; Tokyo, Japan; Mykonos, Greece;
Corsica; France; and Iceland.
Since 1949, FLAG has held a sym-
posium and an exhibit by members each
year in a different Florida city. This year,
the group chose BIG ARTS Phillips
Gallery, located at 900 Dunlop Road,
Sanibel. The exhibition will run through
January 30.
The show features the work of 87
Florida artists. Pieces include watercolors,
acrylic, and oil paintings, sculpture, pho-
tography, ceramics, and mixed media.
Phillips Gallery is open Monday through
Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.

Juror Dan Weldon

The Florida Artists Group 60th Annual
Exhibition is supported by Visual Arts
Patron season sponsors June Rosner and
Russ Bilgore.
Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more
information including links to artists' sites
or phone 395-0900.5

Beach Art
Association News
W whether it's classes, workshops,
painting groups or just viewing
fine art, the Fort Myers Beach
Art Association (FMBAA) has something
for you this winter. Patty Kane continues
with her watercolor classes on Monday
of each week. Teaching both beginners
and more advanced students, Kane
can show you new techniques to start
you out or help you achieve your best.
For an unstructured group of painters
you will find that the Experimentalists,
the Portrait and Figure Group, and the
Indoor or Outdoor Painters can give you
encouragement and share their love of
the craft. Check the Web site for more
information or call the gallery at 463-
January's workshop at the gallery will
be artist John Salminen, NWS, AWS,
TWSA, WW. He will be teaching January
25 to 29. The famous artist will share
his approach to painting urban scenes
in watercolor. Karlyn Holman will be
teaching her Watercolor Fun and Free
workshop in March. See the Webs ite at
www.fortmyersbeachart.com for more
The beach artists are inviting anyone
interested in learning more about the
group to the Members Coffee on January
21 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the gallery.
Representatives from each of the paint-
ing groups will be there to tell you a little
about the work they do and answer ques-

tions. Coffee and goodies will be served.
Don't miss the Art Divine holiday
art sale which will continue at the Fort
Myers Beach Art Association gallery until
January 21. This is an opportunity to
purchase original art for exceptional pric-
es, no higher than $99. Members have
donated tiny art works for the sale and
funds raised by these pieces help fund
FMBAA projects.
On January 24, the Winter Judged
Show, sponsored by Red Coconut RV
Resort, will open at the FMBAA gallery
at 4 p.m. and run until February 25.
John Salminen will judge the show and
then give a demonstration from 4 to 6
p.m. Guests are welcome. Ticket price is
$10. Refreshments will be served.
The gallery is on Donora Street at
the blinking light off Estero Boulevard. It
is open Monday through Saturday from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 3
p.m. For more information go to www.
fortmyersbeachart.com or call the gallery
at 463-3909.5

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