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he City of Fort Myers, in conjunc-
tion with Celtic Heritage Productions,
Inc., hosts the Seventh Annual
Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival on Saturday,
January 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the
grounds of downtown Fort Myers's Centennial
Park. The festival will feature six hours of con-
tinuous live Celtic music from an international
line-up, featuring the high-energy Scottish
group Albannach, Celtic jam band Rathkeltair,
native Irish balladeer Brendan Nolan, national
touring act Marcille Wallis & Friends and the
award-winning Fort Myers-based dance troupe
Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy. Gates
open at 11 a.m.; main stage music begins at ..
This is a repeat appearance for
Albannachzafter last year's thunderous
response. Scottish natives all, Albannach's stat- Kellyn Celtic Arts Dancers Brendan Nolan .. .
ed purpose in life is to share Scotland's intrigu-
ing culture through music. Their invigorating bands, featuring a powerful trio of musicians
approach to the traditional music of the highlands and islands quickly brings audiences from Ireland, England and America. Their
to their feet and leaves them begging for more. Featuring a championship winning cross-generational appeal lies in their abil-
piper, a variety of percussionists, and haunting vocalists, this band is the toast of high- ity to take listeners on a musical journey Robin Hendrickson
land games and Scottish events all over the United Kingdom and the United States. through time and space, weaving traditional
Rathkeltair (pronounce rath-KELT-ur) is one of North America's premier Celtic rock continued on page 5
An Elaborate Game Of
Musical Chairs At Florida Rep
by Di Saggau
o ur chairs and five
people are at the
heart of Opus,
now showing at Florida
In my opinion, this is
one of the finest plays
to grace this stage. It
runs 90 minutes with
no intermission. It was
written by Michael
Hollinger, a former
violist. The audience
is allowed inside the
world of classical music
along with five musi-
Playing first violin
is Elliott (Giles Davies),
second violin Alan
(Chris Clavelli), Dorian
(Brendan Powers) on Giles Davies, Chris Clavelli, Tom Nowicki and Rachel Burttram
viola, and Carl (Tom in Opus
Nowicki) playing cello. photo by Chip Hoffman
Due to what one
member of the quartet calls "crossing the line," Dorian is replaced by Grace (Rachel
Burttram). We watch as she auditions for the group, wondering all the while why
Dorian is no longer with them.
The play balances present day with a few flashbacks and it suddenly becomes clear
what happened. It's kind of a mystery with an unanticipated twist. All five actors are
wonderful in their roles. They work with choreographic precision as they mime their
continued on page 5
Kiwanis Taste Of Pine Island
he Kiwanis Club of Greater
Pine Island will hold the
Taste of Pine Island on
Sunday, January 24 from 11
a.m. until 5 p.m. The event
will take place at Phillips Park
on Pine Island Road behind the
Pine Island Fire Station.
The annual event will feature
over 70 local restaurants and
craft vendors. Live entertainment
will include the Pine Island Trio,
Alyce Grouper Band and Strange
Arrangement. In conjunction with
The Kiwanis Taste of Pine Island,
the seventh annual Southwest
Florida Chowder Cook-off
Contest will be held in which Brenden Faulkner, the 2009 Fish Drop drawing win-
Waterfront Restaurant of St. ner, with Snook Cowboy, who served as the master
James City will defend its title. of ceremonies for the Kiwanis Taste of Pine Island
Colorful fish will rain from
the sky at the Fish Drop draw-
ing with a $1,000 grand prize, $500 second place prize and $250 third place prize.
Fish drop tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance at select Pine Island
locations including Century 21 Real Estate, TIB Bank and the Pine Island Chamber of
The day's events are family-friendly with live music and children's activities includ-
ing rock-climbing, train rides and bounce house. Tickets are available at the gate for
$5 and children 10 and-under are admitted free. Event planners expect over 3,000 to
The Taste of Pine Island is the primary fundraiser for the Kiwanis Pine Island Youth
Scholarship Fund. This year the club hopes to raise over $15,000 to assist Pine Island
students with their higher education costs. Since 1985, the Kiwanis Club of Greater
Pine Island has provided over $200,000 in scholarships.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island is a community service organization that
continued on page 5
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers,
Then And Now: Victoria Apartments
by Gerri Reaves
SV victoria Apartments once stood at the southeast corner
'of Victoria Avenue and Heitman Street facing Grand
Avenue. Set well back from the street, the Victoria
Apartments were fronted by large Australian pine trees and
palms. Screened porches ran along the front of the floors to
The apartment units were reputedly small and extremely hot
S in those pre-air-conditioning day. How odd that this wood-frame
Structure with a venerable past should end up as it did.
When completed in 1916, it was the Lee County Hospital,
the beginning of what evolved into today's Lee Memorial Health
System. This building's modest appearance actually belies some dramatic episodes in
Fort Myers history.
To begin with, the wood used to construct the hospital's first section came from the
infamous (some thought illegal) all-night demolition of the first Lee County Courthouse.
At least the community benefitted when the county commissioners bequeathed the
lumber to the long-desired community hospital.
Originally a two-story building with only four patient rooms, it lacked basics such as
visitors chairs and kitchen equipment and utensils.
Over the next 25 years, two additions increased the patient capacity to 16 rooms
or 22 patients.
The third floor operating facilities were a mysterious source of anxiety for children
who could only imagine what really went on up there, according to John Sheppard in
his recently published book, One Man's Family in Early Fort Myers, 1898-1945.
Perhaps the most dramatic chapter in hospital lore is the short career of
Superintendent LaVeta Allen, RN in the early 1920s.
The 1916 Lee County Hospital at Victoria and Grand avenues embarked on a second life
as the Victoria Apartments around 1943. It was demolished in the mid-1960s.
photo courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
The landscape has certainly changed since the reputedly teeny-tiny Victoria Apartments
met their demise. In the northwest view from Grand Avenue today, busy Cleveland
Avenue is visible through the chain-link fence.
photo by Gerri Reaves
In that time of racial integration, African-Americans were denied medical care at the
hospital, although they could work there as cooks, janitors, orderlies and cleaners.
In Allen's second year at the hospital, an African-American patient of Dr. MF
Johnson was in critical condition. Visiting the patient at her home, the nurse saw that
she was in convulsions and required an immediate Cesarean section.
Allen told the physician to bring the patient to the hospital for the operation, refus-
ing to risk the procedure in the patient's home.
Superintendent Allen was fired for not following hospital policy. She continued her
career as a private nurse, however, and lived to see the racial integration of the medi-
cal facilities in the 1960s.
Never entirely suitable as a medical facility for a growing town, the old hospital was
eventually vacated when WPA funds, secured in 1939, made possible a new hospital
on Cleveland Avenue. That hospital opened in 1943, and the old hospital at Victoria
and Grand began its second life as housing.
Despite the cramped, steamy accommodations, the apartment building must have
been welcome in a time of severe apartment shortage. After all, World War II had
begun, and Fort Myers was struggling to house the many soldiers and their families
who were stationed at Buckingham and Page Field.
Walk down to the former site of a much-needed medical facility where no one,
especially children, wanted to end up.
Then walk the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031
Jackson Street. Starting on January 16, you can see the new exhibit, Tutankhamun:
Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb. Meanwhile, ask about the historic down-
town walking tours.
For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. The museum's
hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Continue your historical research at the Southwest Florida Historical Society at
10091 McGregor Boulevard, where you can explore family and local history.
Call 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Ask about
the annual Cracker Dinner on February 15.
Sources: The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer, the archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society, Early Fort Myers: Tales of Two Sisters by
Alberta Colcord Barnes and Nell Colcord Weidenbach, and Dick Jungferman.4
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To Page Field
aviation enthusiasts and history
buffs will have the opportunity
to tour or take flight in rare, his-
toric WWII aircraft when the Collings
Foundation brings its Boeing B-17G
Flying Fortress Nine 0 Nine heavy
bomber, Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Witchcraft heavy bomber and North
American Dual Control P-51C Mustang,
Betty Jane to Page Field General
Aviation Airport on Monday, January
25 through Wednesday, January 27.
The stop in Fort Myers is part of the
Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom
Tour, an annual 110-city nationwide tour
in its 21st year of showcasing rare living
The B-17, one of the most recogniz-
able bomber aircraft of WWII, is one of
only nine in the nation in flying condition.
The B-24J and Dual Control P-51C are
the sole remaining examples of their type
flying in the world.
The public is invited to take ground
tours or make reservations for flight
experiences. The planes will be displayed
on the ramp at the north end of Page
Field. Walk-through tours are available
for a donation of $12 for adults and
$6 for children under 12. Ground tour
and display hours are 2 to 4 p.m. on
Monday, January 25; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Tuesday, January 26; and 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27. The
flight experiences are normally scheduled
before and after the ground tour times.
Flight costs for the B-17 or B-24 are
$425 per person for a 30-minute flight.
P-51 flights are $2,200 for a 30-minute
flight and $3,200 for a full hour. All flight
experiences are a tax-deductible donation.
For flight reservations, call 800-568-
8924. For more information, visit www.
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CCF Natural Resource Policy
Director Rae Ann Wessel will be
a featured presenter at the second
annual Water Issues Forum Saturday
January 16 at St. Columbkille Parish
Church in the lona area of south Fort
Myers. The forum's goal is to raise
awareness of water issues in Southwest
Florida with an appreciation for global
implications and focus on actions indi-
viduals can take to help conserve and
protect our water supply.
In addition to Dr. Win Everham,
FGCU professor and Sally McPherson,
South Florida Water Management District
outreach specialist, the program will
include a video of Maude Barlow from
the 2003 World Water Forum in Kyoto
Japan speaking on the Human Right to
Barlow is the senior advisor on water
to the President of the United Nations
Topics will include a watershed over-
view, climate change and effect on rainfall
patterns, pollution, fertilizers and other
run off and legislative water issues for this
year's session and how to become more
involved in this year's legislative session.
THERIVER JANUARY15, 2010 3
The program begins with registration
and continental breakfast at 8:45 at the
St. Columbkille Parish Church,12171
lona Road, Fort Myers.
Online registration is available at dio-
ceseofvenice.org. Registration is $15.0
New Sneak Peek Tours At The Estates
n January 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. the Edison
& Ford Winter Estates is offering a new behind the scenes tour inside the
Edison and Ford homes. These unique tours are offered at no cost to estates
members and $40 for non-members. Lunch will be served riverside by the Ford
Estate, weather permitting, otherwise in the Edison Caretaker's House following the
tour for $15 per person. Due to the intimate nature of Sneak Peek Tours, space is
limited and registration is required.
To become an estates member call 334-7419, or visit the Web site www.efwefla.
org and fill out a membership application to receive free admission to the estates and
hundreds of museums and gardens throughout the United States and Canada; dis-
counts in the Museum Store, Garden Shoppe and Ford Cottage Shoppe; invitations
to special programs; discounts on classes, children's camps and educational programs;
and an inside look into the homes of two of the nation's greatest inventors and their
The estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.4
Edison Parade Tickets Available
The American Red Cross of Lee County is making dozens of extraordinary seats to
the 2010 Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade available to the general public. The
parade will be held February 20. These tickets are available for purchase at the Red
Cross office, 6310 Techster Boulevard, Suite 7, Fort Myers, at $8.50 each on a first
come-first serve basis. For more information call 278-3401.0
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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.
Bay Oaks Arts
And Craft Show
B ay Oaks Recreation Center at Fort
Myers Beach is inviting artists abd
crafters to participate in the first
annual Bay Oaks Arts and Craft Show
on February 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For vendors, the price for a table out-
side is $25 and for a table inside the gym
it's $35. For more information or to sign
up, contact Randy at-560-8989.4
The 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.
The National Active and Retired
Federal Employees Association
(NARFE) South Lee County
Chapter #1263 will meet on Thursday,
January 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the
International King Buffet, 9061 College
Parkway, Fort Myers. For more informa-
tion call 482-6713.4
RV Resort White
almetto Palms RV Resort will hold
a Craft and White Elephant Sale
on Saturday, January 16 from 8
a.m. to noon. The RV resort is located at
19681 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers.
Coffee and donuts will be available. The
public is invited.
For more information call Marge
Gregg at 466-5331.0
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From page 1
Kiwanis Taste Of Pine Island
Kiwanis Taste of Pine Island 2009 crowds form to judge in the Southwest Florida Chowder
meets every Friday at Bert's of Matlacha. For more information on the Kiwanis Club
of Greater Pine Island and the Taste of Pine Island, e-mail Pat Burman at Printing@
AdandPrintCraft.com or call 239-283-0777. To find a Kiwanis club in your area, visit
www.kiwanisl9.com or call Donna Williamson, Division 19 Kiwanis Lt. Gov., at 239-
From page 1
bagpipe tunes together with tunes from
Steely Dan and The Beatles. They are
storytellers as well, delivering compelling
original vocals that are exciting, audience-
friendly and great fun.
Dublin-born balladeer Brendan Nolan
performs throughout the United States
and Canada with his rich baritone voice,
innovative musicianship on guitar and
bodhran (the traditional Irish frame
drum), and good humor. Marcille Wallis
& Friends has as its nucleus touring and
recording artist Marcille Wallis, one of
the nation's top hammer dulcimer play-
ers. Wallis's group also includes award-
winning Scottish dancers Ann and Cal
Lloyd, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Don
Pigeon, and fiery Celtic fiddler Frances
Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dancers won
four 2009 Gold Crown championships.
Principal dancer, instructor and choreog-
rapher Jaime Knaub, now retired from
competitive dancing, is herself a much-
decorated Irish dance veteran, having
won numerous Irish dance medals and
trophies, in addition to representing the
United States at the World Championship
of Performing Arts in 1999. Piper Robin
Hendrickson, who has officiated at many
Florida ceremonies, will open the festi-
val, and provide strolling entertainment
throughout the festival grounds.
Festival-goers will find vendors of
Celtic goods ranging from children's
clothing with an Irish theme to wares
from the Guinness brand shop in
Dublin, to kilt outfitters who offer sturdy
and practical everyday wear as well as
authentic tartans. The British Car Club of
Southwest Florida will display members'
cars, and offer the public a chance to
vote for best of show. Celtic fare such as
fish and chips and meat pies, along with
traditional American festival food, domes-
tic beers and imports will be available.
Admission is $5. Children under 12
are admitted free when in the company
of a paid adult. Additional information
may be obtained at www.cityftmyers.
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At Florida Rep
movements on the instruments. As the
music swells you can feel the emotion
It's easy to watch gifted musicians and
forget that they have other lives. Opus
brings to light the fact that they are pas-
sionate about more than just practice and
performing. The relationships between
the five musicians are fascinating and
sometimes volatile. The quartet is asked
to perform at the White House. They
decide to play Beethoven's difficult Opus
131. Their intense rehearsals give us
insights into what musicians go through
as they strive for perfection. They don't
always agree as to how it should be per-
formed. At one point we hear, "We have
a choice. We can play it your way or we
can play it Beethoven's way."
Beethoven wins out.
The set is a work of art in itself. It
flows like the music and moves about
to represent the various residences of
the artists and their performance in
Washington, DC. In addition to being a
classy and sophisticated study of group
dynamics, the play is also very funny with
incredibly witty dialogue.
Opus plays through January 24 at
Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic
Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between
Jackson and Hendry.
Tickets are available on line at www.
floridarep.org or by calling 332-4488.0
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Of Fort Myers
The Greeters Club of Greater Fort
Myers begins 2010 with some
wonderful programs and great
social events for women.
On Thursday, January 21, the speaker
will be Donna Hall Clark from Grimsby,
Ontario. Clark will be sharing information
regarding the Stephen Lewis Foundation
which launched the Grandmothers To
Grandmothers Campaign beginning in
March, 2006 to raise awareness, build
solidarity, and mobilize funds for Africa's
grandmothers and orphans in their care.
This was organized to recognize the
havoc that HIV/AIDS has inflicted on
the continent of Africa especially on the
women and children.
As many as 13 million children have
been orphaned by AIDS. Unfortunately,
grandmothers often bury their own chil-
dren and are left to care for the orphaned
children left behind.
As usual, the social gathering will
begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon.
The location is Crown Colony Country
Club, 16021 Winkler Road, Fort Myers.
Cost is $18 and reservations are required.
Call Janet McVay, 481-8405 or
Patricia Spotts, 432-9498 with reserva-
Future events will include a fashion
show from Belks Department Store in
February and speaker, Mel Payne of the
Tell Mel column in The News-Press local
paper in March.
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Kiwanians Organize Holiday Party
For All Children's Specialty Care
munity through volunteering. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at Edison
For details on joining the Fort Myers South Kiwanis club, call Rachel Toomey at
940-3893 or email Rachel.Toomey33@gmail.com. For more information on All
Children's Specialty Care of Fort Myers call 931-5700.@
Summer Art Camp Sign-up
Everett Shell of the Kiwanis Club of Fort
Myers South makes pancakes for the chil-
dren and their families
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South held a holiday party for 30 patients and
their families at All Children's Specialty Care of Fort Myers.
The children were treated to breakfast and took part in activities such as face
painting, cookie decorating and crafts. Douglas Fowler of Visually Impaired Persons of
Southwest Florida volunteered his time to play Santa and pass out gifts donated by the
Kiwanis Club of San Carlos Park. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre actors sang carols at
the event. Baked goods were donated by Gulf Shore Bakery and Sweet Tomatoes.
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South is looking for more service-minded individu-
als and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the com-
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registration begins February 1 for the Lee County Alliance for the Arts sum-
mer camp programs sponsored by Family Thrift Center. Kicking off the 22nd
annual Summer Arts Camp and 3rd annual Triple Threat Musical Theatre
Camp, the alliance welcomes campers, grades 1st to 9th to develop and explore
their visual and performing arts skills, revolving around weekly themes.
For children entering grades 1st to 6th, the camp is scheduled for June 21 to
August 13. For those entering grades 7th to 9th, camp" is June 28 to July 23.
Students are grouped by age and fill their day with visual arts projects and perform-
ing art activities culminating in a weekly show for friends and family.
At Summer Arts Camp, students will be traveling Into the Wild, singing a Salute to
the Stars and Stripes, going on an Undersea Adventure and creating Mad Science.
Over at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Triple Threat campers will develop their
skills studying Broadway on the Big Screen, learning the history of Broadway Through
the Years and celebrating America with Red, White and Broadway.
Pick up a registration form from the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor
Boulevard or print one from www.artinlee.org. For questions contact, Education
Coordinator Scott Guelcher at 939- ARTS or firstname.lastname@example.org."
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by Gerri Reaves
W hen Doug Bartleson became
a volunteer for the Southwest
Florida Historical Society about
six years ago, he was asked if he had
recommendations for improvements.
He looked around and decided that
the non-profit organization needed "to
get in this century" and digitize all the
At the request of then-president Judge
Bob Shafer, he made a list of equipment
and software that would be needed to do
the job, and the monumental task began.
The digital archives currently hold over
4,000 files, he estimates.
And the digitizing and catalogu-
ing project continues. Several years
later, the society received a grant from
the Southwest Florida Community
Foundation for additional equipment
to continue. More recently, the project
received significant additional support
from an anonymous "angel," a Fort
Myers native and society member.
Bartleson is a natural for tackling a job
requiring technical expertise and attention
to detail. A 30-year veteran of the U.S.
Navy, he worked in mine disposal and
was a diver.
He wrote three books: one on bomb
disposal during World War II, one on
mine disposal during World War II, and
one on the history of explosive ordinance
disposal from 1945 until the TWA 800
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To raise funds for the Fort Myers-
Metro Kiwanis Club's BUG
(Bringing Up Grades) Program, the
organization has created the annual 5K
and Half Mile Walk at the Calusa Nature
Center Saturday, January 23. Packet
pick up begins at 6 a.m. and the race
will start at 7:30 a.m.
This will be the second official 5K in
the natural setting of the Calusa Nature
The event, supervised by the Fort
Myers Track Club, will score and provide
race results using AMB "Chip" transpon-
There will be refreshments and award
presentations for male and female age
groups immediately follow the race.
Participants may register on Saturday
from 6 to 7:15 a.m. at the Nature
Center, or in advance online at wwww.
ftmyerstrackclub.com. Fees are $20 in
advance or $25 on race day. Participants
will also receive a T-shirt and goody bag
from title sponsor Florida Gulf Bank and
other supporting sponsors. Additional fee
schedules, race details and other informa-
tion are available by calling Hannah Pelle
Doug Bartleson, a volunteer for the
Southwest Florida Historical Society
air crash. He also wrote a field guide for
the military about Civil War projectiles
and fuses, including safety precautions
and the process of making them inert.
Despite a visual impairment that ren-
ders him legally blind, the tech-savvy vol-
unteer doesn't let it interfere with pursuit
of with local history.
With magnification software provided
by the Veterans Administration, he con-
tinues scanning photos and documents
into the archives. His software also reads
documents, email, and webpages to him.
Bartleson is a "hummingbird," a term
for a Florida native who goes north
for the cooler months, and divides his
All proceeds benefit the Fort Myers-
Metro Kiwanis BUG (Bring UP Grades)
program, designed to provide recognition
to local elementary students who raise
their grades to an acceptable range and
maintain or continue to raise them from
one grading period to the next. For more
information about the Fort Myers-Metro
Kiwanis Club visit http://fortmyers-metro.
time between his native Fort Myers and
Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Although his main focus at the histori-
cal society is photo scanning and restora-
tion, he also helps to document history
before it disappears. He and Pete Bowen,
society vice-president, periodically make
photography expeditions to capture
images of old structures in the area.
"Eventually, (those structures) will
be destroyed," he observes. "We have
pictures of the old Coca-Cola plant
that burned down, pictures of the old
Seminole Ice and Power Plant, pictures
of Edgewood School where I went to
school. It's no longer there."
The connection to Fort Myers is
strong. Both he and his wife Kay, also
a native, have family in town, as well as
many long-time friends. And, of course,
there are the memories associated with
growing up in the little town that's
become so sprawling.
Bartleson left Fort Myers for military
service before the Edison Mall was built,
for many locals a major turning point,
when economic vitality began to drain
"That was what destroyed downtown,
in my opinion," he says.
As for the downtown Fort Myers of
today, he thinks it's more beautiful than
when he was a child.
"It's really gorgeous now."
His interest in history didn't begin
with volunteering work at the historical
society. For years, he's collected photos
of the Fort Myers Police Department
because his father was chief of police in
the late 1940s.
His collection of Boy Scout history
derives from his boyhood days with East
THERIVER JANUARY15, 2010 7
Fort Myers' Troop 18 for six years. His
interest in scouting led to his volunteering
as a cubmaster for two and a half years in
Indian Head, Maryland.
The results of his extensive historical
research photos, interviews, and docu-
ments -- are in the society archives.
Even while ou of state, he's busy
with another history-related volunteer
effort: assisting the historian of the Navy
and Marine Corps Explosive Ordinance
Disposal Association to collect photos
Bartleson sums up the rewards of
volunteering as "the satisfaction of see-
ing our history documented before it gets
He also appreciates meeting people
who share an interest in salvaging that
The historical society staff never
knows who will walk in the door --
authors, researchers, students, new
property owners curious about their build-
ing's history, or even tourists who want
to investigate a family connection to the
"Every day's a discovery of the past,"
Bartleson says with a big smile.
If you're curious what keeps him so
fascinated, contact the Southwest Florida
Historical Society. Volunteer jobs include
archive management, fundraising, event
planning and administrative work.
Call 939-4044 or drop by
Wednesday or Saturdays between 9 a.m.
Each week, Who's Volunteering?
honors people who make Southwest
Florida a better place to live.
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ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION
Crestwell School, 1901 Park Meadows
Drive, between US 41 and Summerlin
Road, V2 mile north of College.
Minister: The Rev. Dr. Wayne Robinson
Minister's cell phone: 218-3918.
Mailing address: P.O. 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.
Web site: allfaiths-uc.org.
Minister's email: email@example.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
BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC
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.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES
CHURCH OF GOD:
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.
CHURCH OF THE CROSS:
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.
CHRIST THE KING
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.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
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
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
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
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
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.
Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children's Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
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.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST:
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
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-
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
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.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
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
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
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH:
2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERANIEPISCOPAL
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
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
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istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
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
NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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-
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
(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
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH:
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.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
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.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH:
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
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.
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
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
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.
TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE:
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,
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE):
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
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
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.
CHURCH FORT MYERS:
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS:
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. Luder Whitlock
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
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WORD OF LIFE CHURCH:
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH:
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
Temple Beth El
T emple Beth El of Fort Myers
will be hosting an art auction
Saturday, January 23. This pre-
mier auction will be held at Saks Fifth
Avenue's Bell Tower store. A cocktail
party and preview of the art provided
by Atlantic Art will begin at 7 p.m.
followed by a live action at 8. The
auction will include works by Chagall,
Max, Dali, Neiman, Agam, Rockwell,
Rembrandt, and McKnight. All art is
beautifully framed serigraph, lithograph,
oil or watercolor. Tickets are $10 per
person in advance or at the door. For
further information contact Temple Beth
El at 433-0018 or Ruth Ehrreich at
V Vi II I 1 V V I I
n Saturday, January 16 at
10 a.m., Gulf Coast Writers
Association will continue its
acclaimed Professional Writers Series
with a presentation by literary agent
Dianna Collier on writing query let-
ters. The meeting will take place at
Friendship Hall, Zion Lutheran Church,
7401 Winkler Road.
A query letter is the most effective
entry device for authors wishing to reach
publishers. Collier will highlight the essen-
tials of successful query letters.
Admission is $5 for non-members, $3
for members, first time visitors are free.
For more information on the Gulf
Coast Writers Association, visit www.
gulfwriters.org. For further information
on the e-mail Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@
MLK Day Closures
he City of Fort Myers will observe
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on
Monday, January 18. City govern-
ment offices will be closed including the
solid waste and utility billing offices.
However, all trash, garbage, and recy-
cling will be collected on schedule. If you
have questions concerning service,
Years Of Service
he Southwest Florida Chapter of
the American Society for Training
and Development (ASTD) is cel-
ebrating 20 years of service to the area
with a year-long anniversary with a kick-
off birthday party and membership meet-
ing Wednesday, January 20 at the Hilton
Garden Inn in South Fort Myers. The
event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Past presidents and previous members
of the organization have been invited to
attend the gala, which will launch a new
era in membership activities.
Since the chapter's inception in
1990, more than a thousand profession-
als involved with employee training and
development have served as members
of the organization. Over the years, the
society has provided support to learning
professionals, given teacher supplies to
area schools, offered scholarships, and
contributed to area food banks and other
Thanks in part to the society, many
members have advanced in their orga-
nization and others to assume greater
responsibilities beyond employee training
and development. Among them: senior
executives, community leaders, lawyers,
university professors, and business own-
ers, to name afew.
The cost for the event is $20 for
members and $25 for non-members
and guests. On the menu is a choice of
THERIVER JANUARY15, 2010 9
Chicken Marsala or Coconut-Crusted
Grouper. In honor of the anniversary
celebration, past presidents and former
members will be given special pricing. For
details contact Jim Jacoby at 390-1522.
To register for the meeting, attendees
should send an e-mail to johnmfischerjr@
gmail.com or call Mike Fischer at 540-
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.0
The Cab Calloway Orchestra
Directed by Cab's Grandson C. Calloway Brooks
Saturday, 16 January 2010 8 PM
$41/46, Student $15
Steve Lippia &
His Big Band
23 January 1010
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Friday, January 15 8 PM
Play Reading: The Long Weekend
Saturday, January 16 8 PM
Concert: Cab Calloway Orchestra
Sunday, January 17 3:30 PM
Sunday, January 17 7:30 PM
Lecture: Daniel Kurtzer (Sold Out)
Monday, January 18 7 PM
Film Series: Bottle Shock
Tuesday, January 19 10:30 AM
ARTSalon: Kat Epple
Thursday, January 21 8 PM
Concert: Barbara Nissman
Saturday, January 23 8 PM
Concert: Steve Lippia and His Big Band
Sunday, January 24 7 PM
Lecture: James Fallows (Sold Out)
Monday, January 25 7 PM
Film Series: Conversaciones con Mami
10 THE RIVER JANUARY 15, 2010
Along The River
Snipitz.Salon is a full-service
salon with two master barbers
conveniently located near Fort
Myers Beach and the Sanibel Causeway.
Stylists Sue and Randi, along with mas-
ter barbers Mike and Barb, are formerly
of Scarlett O'Hairs Salon in Fort Myers.
Recently joining the team are stylists
Adel of Adel's Hair Design and Ursula of
Ursula's Hair Design.
Snipitz.Salon is located at 15560
McGregor Boulevard in Bruno Plaza
across from the Big Lots shopping cen-
ter. Call 415-1862 for an appointment.
Walk-ins are welcome.
Dr. Carmen Aulino, DDM has
moved. His new office is located at
13981 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 103,
Fort Myers, 1.5 miles from his former
office. He has over 30 years of service in
general and cosmetic dentistry.
To make an appointment, call 333-
1140 or go to www.draulino.com for
The Sandy Butler Restaurant was
ranked among the top restaurants in the
Fort Myers area according to TripAdvisor,
where restaurants are ranked in an online
survey completed anonymously by cus-
With a focus on fresh and seasonal
dishes, Chef Michael Ragusa and his culi-
nary team used input from customers and
redesigned The Sandy Butler's lunch and
dinner menus, added new vegetarian and
children menus, and introduced a new
happy hour martini menu. Customers
Hymn Sing To
Help The Hungry
Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing on
Tuesday, February 9 at the
First Presbyterian Church in
downtown Fort Myers will celebrate the
Edison Festival of Light and help feed
the hungry. The church is at the corner
of Second and Lee streets. Admission
is free but cash donations and canned
goods will be accepted for The Soup
Kitchen, operated by Community
Cooperative Ministries, Inc.
It's the 21st year of the hymn sing,
which is organized and sponsored by the
Galloway Family of Dealerships.Three
performances are planned at 1 p.m., 4
p.m. and 7 p.m. The doors will open 30
minutes prior to each performance.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we desperate-
ly need your help. The need for food is
absolutely critical this year and seems to
be ongoing for the near future. Love your
fellow neighbor. Attempt to do what God
would do and want you to do. Show me
a man or woman who has not needed a
helping hand in his or her life," said orga-
nizer Sam Galloway, Jr.
"Rising unemployment and the down-
turn in our local economy have caused
many of our neighbors to ask for food
to feed their families for the first time
in their lives. Our director has told me,
'Sam, I cannot tell you who, but people
are coming for groceries whom you and I
Mike, Barb, Adele, Ursula, Randi and Sue at Snipitz.Salon
were asking for more local and organic
products so they have added seasonal
fresh fruits and vegetables from Rabbit
Run Farms. In addition, they use locally
caught seafood according to seasonal
The restaurant also hosts special
events including monthly wine dinners.
On the first and last Friday of the month
at noon, there's a fashion show luncheon
featuring models and clothing.
The Sand Bar at The Sandy Butler
Restaurant hosts happy hour daily from
3 to 7 p.m. and special events includ-
ing Black Dress Thursday on the first
Thursday of the month. Ladies wearing a
black dress receive a complimentary glass
of wine and appetizer.
The Sandy Butler Market also sells and
distributes an exclusive, authentic line of
olive oils, vinegars and other products. In
fact, the January issue of O, The Oprah
Magazine features The Sandy Butler
Group's exclusive Fernando Pensato
flavored olive oils in The O List. The
authentic, imported olive oils are sold
and distributed exclusively by The Sandy
Butler Group. They are available in the
market and online.
The gourmet market is unique to the
area, offering a variety of grocery items,
a full-service deli, bakery, meat and sea-
food selection, culinary products, coffees,
a boutique wine shop, extensive cheese
menu, a flower mart and gift baskets.
The Sandy Butler is located at 17650
San Carlos Boulevard in South Fort
Myers. Call 482-6765.
Wednesday is Pasta Day at The
Bar Association Bistro and Lounge.
Choose from three pastas (spaghetti,
penne and farfalle) and eight delicious
sauces: puttanesca, prosciutto, alio olio,
mint and garlic, marinara, meat sauce,
mushroom sauce, and marinara with
meat balls. The cost is $8 per person,
lunch or dinner, and includes salad and
The Bar Association is located at
1609 Hendry Street in downtown Fort
Myers. For more information, call 334-
Doc Ford's Fort Myers Beach is
now serving up live music. On Fridays
through the month of January, Geo plays
at 3 p.m. followed by Soul Machine at 7
p.m. On Saturday, January 16, Star 69
takes the stage at 3 p.m. with Chicago
Mob at 7 p.m. On Sundays through
January, it is Tom Foolery at 3 p.m. and
the Steve Farst Trio 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
Give Back Day
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
First Presbyterian Church Stained Glass
know.' We can't allow our neighbors and
friends to be hungry. Please we need
our community to get together and help
with all the canned goods they can."
Galloway, who originated the hymn
sing in 1989, said he wanted to do some-
thing to honor Mrs. Mina Edison during
the Edison Festival celebration.
"We hear a great deal about the won-
derful work of Thomas Alva Edison but
we don't do a lot to honor his wife who
also volunteered a great deal of her time
and talent to making Fort Myers what it is
today," Galloway said.
This year's event will feature the First
Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and many
other singers, including members of
the Mastersingers, guest soloists and an
orchestra and a piano-organ combina-
Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing is sponsored
by the Galloway Family of Dealerships
and is open to all denominations. To
accommodate the large crowd expected,
closed circuit televisions also will be set up
in the church's Fellowship Hall and the
For more information or directions to
the church, call 334-2261 or visit www.
hady Oaks Boys and Girls Club at
3280 Marion Street, Fort Myers,
will celebrate Martin Luther
King Day on Monday, January 18 with
a Give Back Day from 2 to 4 p.m.
Admission is free to all.
The program, in conjunction with
Allstate, will be a positive reflection and
celebration of the history and future
Americans' heritage and will include
games, book reading, music, refresh-
ments and prizes for all youth that par-
For further information contact: Chris
Morant at 334.1727.0
Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
Tf you think
If it's cold walk-
swimming in the
f r. Gulf of Mexico.
The cold wave
that has frosted
/ citrus trees across
Florida and chilled
residents has given
sea turtles a jolt.
As of press time, CROW had received
six sea turtles during a span of a few
days from January 6 toll. Most had
been found floating in the water offshore,
unable to paddle, dive or protect them-
A hawksbill that arrived on Monday
registered a temperature of 51 degrees.
"The sea turtles have been stunned by
the cold," said Dr. PJ Deitschel. "This is
not a common occurrence this far south."
The northern blast put the heaters
in the 900-gallon sea turtle tanks out
of commission at some point Saturday
night, forcing staff to haul two of their
turtles back inside the clinic, where they
still remained as of Tuesday. The heat-
ers are up and working again but staff
must monitor each turtle's condition and
weather forecasts to determine when they
can go outside. "We're taking it one day
at a time," Dietschel said.
A hawksbill turtle wrapped up for warmth
CROW received a Kemps Ridley on
November 8 of last year suffering from
toxicosis. The turtle had made a nice
recovery and was ready for release when
the cold front swept into Southwest
On January 6 the Sanibel Police
brought in a 30-pound green sea turtle
discovered floating in the gulf. The fol-
lowing day Captain Steve Maddux from
Tarpon Bay Explorers rescued a seven-
pound Kemps Ridley. A steady stream of
phone calls regarding lethargic sea turtles
began to pour into the clinic.
Tarpon Bay Explorers pulled a
20-pound green from the water on
January 10 and the next day Sanibel
Captiva Conservation Foundation staff
and volunteers delivered a 30-pound
THERIVER JANUARY15,2010 11
hawksbill from Woodring Point, a
60-pound green from a city dock, and
another 30 pound green from Tarpon
"You need to warm them up slowly,"
said Dr. PJ. "There is not a lot of
research about how to warm up reptiles,
but we use the existing guidelines and
attempt to bring their temperature up five
degrees per day.
The turtles are stabilized and the out-
look is good for all of them. They are
currently housed in the Reptile Room and
the ICU and spend much of their day in a
shallow bathtub or a plastic tub.
Out of danger now, they should be
ready for release as Florida becomes
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:
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12 THE RIVER JANUARY 15, 2010
Record Cold Is
Bad For Snook
ast week I
only got out a
few times due
to the extreme con-
ditions. What was
going to be a fully
booked week of
charters turned in
to lots of cancelled
trips. A few brave
clients did stick
with the plan, wrapped up, and had
some pretty good days of fishing.
Sheepshead, redfish and trout still ate
well even though the water was at 58
degrees. With even colder temperatures
on the way the next few mornings, I
fear a big snook kill this year. There are
a lot of snook around right now but I
have not been fishing them at all. Snook,
with such cold water temperatures, are
in a hibernation mode and under what
is called cold stress. With season closed I
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don't even mess with them and am keep-
ing my fingers crossed that they make it
through to fight another day. Nothing is
more depressing than to see snook killed
by the cold.
Sheepshead fishing was the best thing
going last week with fish up to 5 pounds.
Every mangrove spot we fished trying for
redfish produced sheepshead too. Fishing
deeper channels in the five- to six-foot
deep range with bottom structure made
for non-stop action on the striped bait
stealers. Once anglers got the hang of
how sheepshead bite we caught fish after
fish. For bait we used pieces of shrimp
double hooked on a 1/8 oz jig head with
a #1 hook. On one trip this week we
ended up with 16 keepers.
With a limit of 15 sheepshead per
angler, this really allows you to fill a cool-
er. With all the tight regulations on other
species, sheepshead is one of the only
options to bring lots of filets home for
that neighborhood fish fry. Sheepshead
have to measure 12 inches to the fork
of the tail to be legal size but unless they
are 14 inches plus there is not really
very much meat on them. The meat is
firm and white but they have a very large
rib cage and sharp fins and should be
handled with care when fileting or even
Send Us Your Fish Tales
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catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification.
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Sea trout fishing was feast or famine
last week with either one after another
caught or none at all. During cold windy
conditions I look for deeper channels and
basins that are out of the wind to hold
these fish. Cold snaps really move the
trout off the shallow flats and into deeper
sand holes or channels. These channels
can either be canals, canal basins or deep
creeks back in sheltered mangroves. The
Chino Island channel held lots of keeper
size trout one day, then none the next.
When the wind is out of the northwest
and it's sheltered, it was good action but
when its switched to the northeast, it
really turned off. Five- to eight-foot deep
channels in the "Ding" Darling refuge
also held lots of trout this week with the
majority coming right from the middle of
We did find a few redfish, most on
the small end of the slot. The big red for
the week only went 21 inches and was
caught mixed in with the rats. Fishing
small narrow feeder creeks in the refuge
on live shrimp with the bait right on the
bottom and tight to the mangroves was
the pattern that worked for the reds, as it
will be in all winter long. When you find
these reds it's not unusual to pull 20-plus
fish from one hole but only one or two of
the 20 will be keeper size. I love catching
these little reds as they make for non-stop
Hopefully this week conditions will
warm back up to normal. Cold snaps are
a regular part of winter fishing but snook
are just not used to such extended cold
periods. They are more affected by cold
than any other fish in our area. During
extreme cold periods they will appear
lethargic and can be seen on the surface
where the water may be warmer from
the heat of the sun. All fishing regulations
still apply and these snook cannot be
harvested even if they are dying or dead.
Enjoy seeing them but leave them alone
- they are the future of our great local
The Florida Wildlife Commission asks
the public to report dead and dying fish
to the Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boat Smart Class Sea Cruise To
by Cdr. Ron Terciak Help Marine Lab
he San Carlos Bay Sail & Power
Squadron, a unit of the United
States Power Squadrons, will be
offering its Boat Smart class Saturday,
January 16, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. This class is recognized by the
National Association of State Boating
The State of Florida recently passed
legislation requiring Anyone born after
January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe
boating class and obtain a Boating Safety
Education ID card, which is valid for life,
in order to operate a boat with more
than 10 h.p. Each student will receive a
card/certificate from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission upon completion of
the class, which consists of two sessions
on consecutive Saturdays. The second
session will be on Saturday January 23,
also from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Topics covered include hull design,
docking, anchoring, handling boating
emergencies, reading channel markers
and many other topics to make each
boating experience safer and more enjoy-
The cost of the class is $40 plus $20
for a second person sharing the instruc-
The class is being taught at the San
Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron
Classroom at 16048 San Carlos
Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road
Register online at www.scbps.com or call
the office 466-4040.0
aptiva Cruises will be offering a
special educational program enti-
tled Science at Sea on Thursday,
January 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This two-hour cruise will be aboard
Captiva Cruise's 24-passenger sailing
catamaran and will be a hands-on scien-
tific inquiry suitable and fun for all ages.
If you have ever dreamed or wondered
what it would be like to be a marine biol-
ogist, this trip will answer those questions.
Scientific equipment will be used to mea-
sure the salinity, temperature, dissolved
oxygen and clarity of the water. Crab
traps and a plankton net will be hauled in
for observation and there will be discus-
sion about some of the inhabitants of the
waters surrounding Sanibel and Captiva.
This program is an excellent way to
learn about the impacts to water quality
and how marine biologists measure the
health of the back bay estuary ecosys-
tem. The data and observations that are
recorded on this trip will be added to
the cumulative research of the Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation Foundation's
(SCCF) Marine Laboratory. A portion of
the proceeds will help The Marine Lab in
its ongoing research. Richard Finkel, envi-
ronmental educator with Captiva Cruises,
will be conducting this program. Space
is limited so reservations are required.
Reservations may be made by calling
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FGCU Donates $6,800 To ECHO
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Frank Oakes, left, and Dr. Gerry Segal, right, present a $6,800 check to Dr. Tim Motis,
agricultural resources director at ECHO
F orida Gulf Coast University's first ever semester course in organic garden-
ing had its trial run in the 2009 fall semester. This course was offered on
Saturday, teaching students the theories and benefits of organic gardening
and also giving them opportunity to try it for themselves.
Frank Oakes and Dr. Gerry Segal were the volunteer course instructors. Oakes is a
past president of Florida Organic Growers (FOG) and currently operates a farm near
Corkscrew Sanctuary, and Food & Thought, an organic food store, near Coastland
Center in Naples. Segal is an associate professor of management, teaching eco-
preneurship, business planning and green business. He also teaches colloquium, a
required course for all FGCU undergraduate students. The purpose of colloquium is
to give students a better understanding of sustainability and the local environment in
Southwest Florida. Segal is also a certified permaculture designer, certified permacul-
ture teacher and long-time organic gardener.
Proceeds were presented to ECHO to help it carry out its mission of helping the
poor feed themselves.
"More and more individuals in our area are forced to look at finances and try to
come up with another way to meet their nutritional needs. Organic gardening is not
only for the eco-conscious, but also for those who want to start growing food in their
backyards," said ECHO President/CEO Stan Doerr.
ECHO seeks to find agricultural solutions for families growing food under difficult
conditions. ECHO's international headquarters is located in Fort Myers.M
What's Happening At The
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a Lee County Parks and Recreation
facility. It is a beautiful wetland preserve with a raised boardwalk open to the
public seven days a week from dawn until dusk. The trail is fully accessible and
consists of a 4-mile lower loop; the entire trail is 1.2 miles long. Visitors will see
examples of old Florida in the plants and animals that live there. This natural setting
provides the perfect backdrop for photos of wildlife such as wading birds, turtles,
alligators, otters, squirrels, woodpeckers, butterflies, and dragonflies. The slough
preserve is located at 7751 Penzance Road in Fort Myers.
The Interpretive Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed on Mondays. Guided
walks are offered twice daily at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. seven days a week with a
volunteer interpretive naturalist. Walks are free with paid parking fee of $1 per vehicle
per hour, $5 max for the day. No reservations are necessary. There are no group
Special Programs: Photo Contest Awards Reception on Saturday, February 6
from 11 a.m. to noon. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 9 through February
25 at 3 p.m., is the Skull ID program at the amphitheater for ages six and up. The
program is free with paid parking fee of $1 per hour. There will be a FrondZoo Art
Class on Wednesday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to noon for ages six to adult at $15
per person. Saturday, February 20 brings an Intro to Birding class from 10 a.m. to
noon for $5 per person ages six to adult. On Wednesday, February 24 there will be a
Nature Photography Class from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $60 per person. Monday night,
February 22, from 7 until 8:30 p.m., will be the Gathering of the Friends sponsored
by the preserve's friends group. The topic will be sharks and humans' impact on them.
On Saturday, February 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. there will be a Full Moon Walk for a
fee of $5 per person ages six and up. (no groups). Details about programs and how to
register can be found on line at www.leeparks.org or by calling 533-7440. Questions
can be directed to Heather at 533-7556.0
Fishing Fleet Tour
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine
Science Center is offering com-
mercial fishing fleet tours on San
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 commercial fishing industry,
which includes Erickson & Jensen Supply
House, Trico Shrimp Company and
See how the boats are unloaded, the
trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are
hand-sewn, the seafood is processed and
other important aspects of this unique
industry. The cost is a donation of $15
per adult, $10 per child and free for chil-
dren under the age of five.
Reservations are required by calling
he Ostego Bay Foundation Marine
Science Center is having a special
volunteers meeting on Thursday,
January 21 at 6 p.m.
If you are interested in the health of
our marine environment and willing to
donate a couple of hours by volunteer-
THERIVER JANUARY15, 2010 13
ing your time, there are many activities,
upcoming events and other things neces-
sary to run a successful marine science
The Ostego Bay Foundation Marine
Science Center is located at 718
Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach.
Call 765-0181 for more information.M
Our E-Mail address is
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14 THE RIVER JANUARY 15, 2010
Local Firm And
Team Up For Wildlife
by Di Saggau
T he Companies of Royal Shell and acclaimed Key
West photographer Alan S. Maltz are joining forces
in support of local wildlife Clinic for the Care and
Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), that is. Maltz will unveil
his latest coffee table book featuring shots of Lee County at
a book signing and auction benefit for CROW on Monday,
January 25 at Ellington's Restaurant and Piano Bar, 1244
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The event will be open from 5:30
to 8 p.m. Maltz will be on hand to sign copies of his book,
priced at $60, with 20 percent of sales going to CROW.
Maltz's new book, Visions of Beauty Fort Myers,
Sanibel & Beyond, contains 128 full color pages of natural
beauty in Lee County. In a recent interview Maltz said, "For
me, the natural beauty is what separates Lee from a lot of
Maltz explained what he tries to capture in his photos.
"It's the essence of my subject, whether it be architecture,
wildlife, nature, landscape, sort of like the magic of the
moment for that subject, to bring out the best and tell a story
in one image."
He said every scenario has its challenges. Synchronization
played a great hand in the gorgeous photo that graces the Guiding Light, book cover photo, by Alan S. Maltz
cover of his book.
"Early in the morning I went out looking for images to
capture. At sunrise I wound up in Fort Myers Beach near Lovers Key. On the left hand side on Estero Bay
the scene was happening. .
"The sun was rising, birds feeding, lots of spoonbills and others along with a dramatic sunrise. I had
to tredge across the mud flats to get to the scene and even had to abandon my boots when they became
stuck in the mud. I believe I caught the essence of that moment, which is reflected on the cover.
Maltz, will shoot several rolls of film per subject. "I try to take as many images as I can for that given
moment in time. I wait for the perfect moment. I see my subjects as paintings in my mind's eye. The
process happens naturally and instanta-
neously with little conscious thought. I
have an intuitive sense of knowing what
to do and when to do it. This is my gift,
my passion, my dream."
An interesting introduction to the
book is written by local author Charles
Sobczak. His words include, "This book
is an intimate portrait of Lee County,
Florida at the turn of the 21st century. A
treasured keepsake of color and light that
will stay with us forever while Alan Maltz
packs up his easel and his camera and
quietly moves on.
In addition to the book signing, Victor
Mayeron of The Mucky Duck will lead
a live auction featuring $11,000 worth
of Maltz's museum-finished works with
custom framing included. All proceeds
from this portion of the auction will go
to CROW. Also up for bid will be one of
Maltz's three-panel fine art screens valued
at $12,000. Twenty percent from that
sale will benefit CROW. There will be
myriad silent auction items as well, includ-
ing vacation rentals, a golf weekend,
jewelry, Segway tours, charter sightseeing
tours and restaurant gift certificates. Even
more items will be awarded during a raffle
drawing. The Companies of Royal Shell
and Ellington's have created a signature
drink for this event, served in a com-
memorative glass for $10, with all pro- In Light of the Journey
ceeds going to CROW. Reservations are
requested by January 21. Call 333-3575
or email Barb Harrington at email@example.com.
Maltz has been designated the Official Fine Art Photographer for the State of Florida by Visit Florida and the
Official Wildlife Photographer of Florida by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. Sixty of his fine art images are
on permanent exhibition at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. His book is available at most
book stores on island as well as other locations. His Web site is www.AlanMaltz.com, and his gallery is located
at 1210 Duval Street in Key West.4
In the Moment
Local Artists To
Teach At Beach
Back by popular demand, the Fort
Myers Beach Art Association has
scheduled some interesting short
workshops with local talented member
artists. These are award winning artists
who have taught at the association pre-
viously to enthusiastic response.
Dannica Walker watercolor,
This class is for the watercolorist want-
ing to take their paintings to the next
level with emphasis on dynamic design
combined with strong values and creative
color choices. Walker is a local award-
Mary Ann Devos silver and stone
jewelry, February 11-12
Precious metal clay works like model-
ing clay but the finished products are
solid fine silver. Class participants will
learn the proper techniques for creating
unusual jewelry pieces to take home. She
and her husband Ken have two books
out showing her process and results -
Introduction to Precious Metal Clay and
Precious Metal Clay in Mixed Media.
Their website is www.pmcconnection.
Sue Pink painting during a recent workshop
Neil Walling oil, acrylic, March
Walling will teach oil painting (and
some acrylic). His workshop is divided
into the first day of basics, second day
landscapes and third day portraits.He is a
very popular local artist and instructor.
Fred Dingler all media, -March 9,
11 and 12
Art League Announces
Prizes For February Juried Show
The Art League of Fort Myers will award $1,275 in prizes for the February
exhibition at its gallery and gift shop located at 1451 Monroe Street in the
downtown River District. The prizes will be awarded during the show's open-
ing reception, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 5.
The juried show, called Feb. Fest, will feature the work of artists who belong to
the 10 art leagues comprising the Southwest Florida Art Council. It will include two-
dimensional work such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, collages, pastels, fiber works and
photography. Original prints including etchings, lithographs and wood blocks also are
Local representational painter and teacher Greg Biolchini will judge the show.
Among Biolchini's most recent honors are being voted Southwest Florida Visual Artist
of the Year, 2006, Angels for the Arts. He was featured in an article in The Artist's
Magazine, March, 2007. As of last July, Biolchini has judged three international art
exhibitions. He recently opened a teaching studio in North Fort Myers.
The first prize winner in the show will be awarded $500, with $250 for second
place and $150 for third. There will be three merit awards of $75 each and three
honorable mentions at $50 each.
The complete prospectus is available online at http://www.artleagueoffortmyers.
org; follow the "Brush Notes" link to download the January newsletter.
The show's opening reception coincides with the Fort Myers downtown Art
Walk on February 5. The gallery will remain open until 10 p.m. It is open weekdays
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as during special events. The show will run through
New Show At Beach Art Gallery
The annual Winter Juried Show sponsored by Red Coconut RV Resort opens
on January 24 at 4 p.m. when John Salminen demonstrates 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 artwork 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 members and
visitors are always welcome.4
Dingier works with beginners to
advanced, each at their own pace, in
their own medium. Students can bring
unfinished works or start a new project.
All these classes are $60 per day with
Walling's class $150 for all three days;
non-members pay $10 extra per day.
Classes are held at the association's gal-
lery on the corner of Donora Boulevvard
and Shell Mound. There are sign up
sheets at the gallery as well as examples
of the artists' work. Students will pay the
instructors directly. If you cannot come to
the gallery, register by phone at
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and Adam Jones in And Then They Came
lorida Repertory Theatre's
Children's Touring Theatre Series
is now open and accepting book-
ings for schools and venues throughout
The series features two unique plays
for students of all ages, The New Kid for
grades K-5 and And Then They Came
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The Shirelles To Perform
At Broadway Palm
The Shirelles will appear for one night only at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
in Fort Myers on Monday, January 25.
The concert stars Beverly Lee, an original member of the very first girl group
of the rock and roll era.
The Shirelles will take you on a trip down memory lane with their classics that put
them in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Even after over 50 years, they continue to
delight audiences worldwide with their high-energy show that includes hits such as I
Met Him on a Sunday, Dedicated to the One I Love, Tonight's the Night, Will You
Love Me Tomorrow and Soldier Boy.
The Shirelles were teen queens when it mattered, 60s pop princesses with cotton-
candy hair. They went straight from their high school assembly hall in Passaic, New
Jersey, to the top of the pop charts and scored their first No. 1 hit, in 1961 with Will
You Love Me Tomorrow. In 1996, The Shirelles were inducted into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame.
Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $52 for dinner
and the show or $32 for the performance only. Call 278-4422 or log onto www.
BroadwayPalm.com or stop at the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard.&
T he Off Broadway Palm Theatre invites you to go on
the ride of your life with the musical comedy Are We
There Yet? playing January 14 through March 7.
This charming musical journey takes a fresh and modern
look at the highlights of the life of a typical American fam-
This musical comedy explores the trials and tribulations
of family life; from childbirth to senior prom, empty nests,
retirement and everything that's encountered on the won-
derfully bumpy road of life. The funny, yet poignant, score nk
will keep your toes tapping through the entire show; there
is even a song titled Cha-Ching, which pays homage to the
many visits to Wal-Mart and Target.
Are We There Yet is directed by The Off Broadway Palm's artistic director, Paul
Bernier. Choreography is by Amy Marie McCleary. The cast includes Scott Moreau,
Kevin Murphy, Erin Churchill and Anne Freres.
The intimate 90-seat general admission theatre is in the main lobby of Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre with no seat further than 25 feet away from the stage.
Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Ticket
prices range from $25 to $45 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or
more. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.
com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.M
Be A Hero
Enrollment is still ongoing for
Florida Repertory Theatre's
Monday evening winter class ses-
The first of two sessions is January
18 through February 22, and the second
runs March 1 to April 5. Each session
features three different acting classes
designed for children of all ages, as well
as two class options for adults ages 14
and up. These popular classes are taught
by Florida Rep staff members, guest art-
ists and other area theater professionals
to bring the craft of theater to the com-
munity in fun, creative and informative
Winter Class Session One is for
ages four to seven. Students in this class
make their own show. They begin with
character creation and story-telling and
develop their show while gaining an
understanding of teamwork and perfor-
mance techniques. This class will end in
a small performance for friends and fami-
lies on the final day of class. Details:
Monday 4 to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Schram
Florida Rep Studio
Six weeks $90
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17 helps students succeed in drama clubs
and beyond. It is taught by Florida Rep
Education and Camp Director Rachael
Endrizzi and covers everything from
preparing auditions to creating a resume
and headshots. Students learn what show
business really is and how to shine in
school, community theater and college
entry auditions. Class will culminate in a
mock audition open to area theater pro-
Monday 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Rachael Endrizzi
Florida Rep Studio
Six weeks $90
Adult Acting: Audition
Techniques for ages 15 and up. This
class is intensive training for students
of all experience levels and is taught by
professional actor Brendan Powers, seen
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 to 9 p.m.
Instructor: Brendan Powers
Florida Rep Studio
Six weeks $120
Winter Class Session Two is from
March 1 to April 5 and features Motion
Explosion for ages four to seven. Kids
can explore their fun side through cre-
ative movement and expression with this
course. Using games and exercises on
focusing energy, building confidence and
teamwork, students learn building blocks
of theater while cooperating and stretch-
ing their imaginations. Details:
Monday 4 to 5 p.m.
Florida Rep Studio
Six weeks $90
Theater 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-
Monday 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Aimee Lane
Florida Rep Studio
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
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 to 9 p.m.
Florida Rep Studio
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, please visit the
Education Department online at www.
Florida Repertory Theatre is located
in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay
Street between Jackson and Hendry with
convenient free parking in the Fort Myers
River District. Visit the Rep online at
THE RIVER JANUARY15,2010 17
An Evening With
Edgar Allan Poe
by Di Saggau
have long been
i the writings of
*- ,j I Edgar Allan Poe.
I've even wondered
what it would be
like to go back
in time and meet
the man. Last
week at Theatre
Conspiracy, I was
able to do the
next best thing. Edgar Allan Poe comes
alive on stage thanks to the talents of
actor and playwright Will Stutts. In his
one-man-show, A Journey Through
the Mind... Edgar Allan Poe, Stutts
becomes Poe. He enters the stage with
a flurry of his long cape speaking to an
imaginary journalist who is there to hear
Poe's story. He talks about his parents,
the father who abandoned him, and his
mother, an actress, who died during a
performance of Julius Caesar.
He was taken in by a wealthy family
who sent him to the best schools, but Poe
became bored and eventually found him-
self heavy in debt due to his involvement
with games of chance. No one would bail
Penniless and with shattered dreams,
he joined the military. At this point Poe
talks about coming across a coffin in a
mausoleum where he decides a man had
been buried alive. He says to the journal-
ist, "What do you mean is it a true story?
What does it matter?"
Poe wanted to write and create
images in one's mind greater than any
words could tell. It's been said that Poe
languished over every word he wrote, try-
ing to give purpose to each one. Stutts
has done the same in this play. All of
the dialogue is meaningful and gives us
an insight into Poe's genius and possible
He talks about marriage to his
14-year-old cousin Virginia, the only per-
son to give him purpose in life. After her
early death, he spent more time with the
spirits of the bottle, because they never
die. It's clever the way Stutts incorporates
a few works of Poe into the show.
He talks about Fortunato and The
Cask of Amontillado as if he had just
sealed up the wall. His reference to
The Tell-Tale Heart, and Annabel Lee
also lend credence to Poe's ability to
spin a tale. The many bells chiming in
Philadelphia were apparently his influence
for The Bells.
Stutts captures the essence of Poe
in this carefully crafted show. It was
easy to feel that we were in his study
listening to him talk about his life and
works. I highly recommend this show.
Journey Through The Mind... Edgar
Allan Poe, runs through January 23 at
Theatre Conspiracy, located in the Foulds
Theatre, Alliance For the Arts, 10091
McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For
tickets call the box office at 936-3239.0
Sounds Of Sinatra
teve Lippia and his Big Band will
transport you back to the days
of the Rat Pack as they perform
Frank Sinatra's pop standards at BIG
ARTS Schein Performance Hall on
Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. Lippia's
Simply Sinatra is a glamorous evening
of jazz, swing, and Sinatra-style big band
Tickets are $41 loge, $36 floor, and
free for student/child with paying adult.
Lippia is not only a nationally promi-
nent, in-demand vocalist, but vocally, he's
a dead ringer for Frank Sinatra. He cre-
ates a perfect blend of classic with today
as he introduces a new generation to this
timeless music, while appealing to long-
His great voice, excellent stage pres-
ence, and charisma have thrilled audienc-
es where he headlined at major venues in
Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New York City,
Europe, and symphonies across the U.S.
Lippia has recently performed a high-
ly-successful, extended engagement at
The Rio in Las Vegas and has appeared
on many network television shows includ-
ing EXTRA, FOX's Good Day New
York, CNN's Showbiz Today, and the
BBC. Lippia combined his acting skills
and vocal stylings to the light comedy-
musical hit show, The Rat Pack Is Back!,
at The Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas for a
Headlining numerous times at the
legendary Birdland Jazz Club in New
York City, he was backed by the Nelson
Riddle and Woody Herman orchestras.
His much acclaimed, self-titled CD was
recorded with a 41-piece symphony.
Steve Lippia Live is a collection of some
of his live performances. He is currently
in production for this third CD.
Simply Sinatra with Steve Lippia
Patron sponsor is John M. and Mary Jo
To purchase tickets stop by BIG
ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel or call
the Marks Box Office at 395-0900.0
the recipe for a treasured dining experience" ChefAJ
18 THERIVER JANUARY15,2010
by Jennifer Basey
ike many peo-
ple, you may
New Year's reso-
yourself that you'll
visit the gym more
often or learn a
new language or
reconnect with a long-lost friend. All of
these are worthy goals, of course, and
if you achieve them, you may add new
dimensions to your life. But if you want
to accomplish other major milestones
you may have envisioned a new
home, college for your kids, a comfort-
able retirement and so on you may
need to set some New Year's financial
What type of financial resolutions
should you make? Here are a few ideas
Contribute as much as you can
afford to your 401(k). Take full advantage
of your 401(k) or other employer-spon-
sored retirement plan. Your contributions
are typically tax deductible and your
earnings grow on a tax-deferred basis.
Every time you get a boost in salary, try
to increase the amount going in to your
401(k), but at the very least, contribute
enough to earn the employer's match,
if one is offered. In 2010, the contribu-
tion limit for 401(k) plans is $16,500,
or $22,000 if you're age 50 or over,
although both these limits may increase if
they are indexed for inflation.
"Max out" on your IRA. Even if you
have a 401(k), you're probably still eligible
to contribute to an IRA. A traditional IRA
grows tax deferred, while a Roth IRA's
earnings are tax free, provided you've
had your account at least five years and
don't start taking withdrawals until you're
591/2. (your ability to contribute to a Roth
IRA is based on your income.) You can
fund your IRA with virtually any type of
investment. In 2010, you can put in up
to $5,000 to your IRA, or $6,000 if
you're age 50 or older, although, as was
the case with your 401(k), these limits
may go higher if they're indexed for infla-
Rebalance your investments as need-
ed. Over time, your goals and risk toler-
ance can change. That's why it's a good
idea to review and rebalance your portfo-
lio at least once a year, possibly with the
help of a professional financial advisor
who is familiar with your situation.
Avoid "emotional" investing. Don't
make decisions based on emotional reac-
tions to what's happening with your
investments. For example, just because
the price of an investment may have
dropped significantly, it doesn't mean you
should rush to sell it. Despite the price
drop, it may still have good prospects
and it might be an important part of your
Real Estate Firm Donates $2,000
Heidi Taulman, Builders Care executive director; Kathleen Doll, Laurie Anton, Holly
Quesinberry of Cypress Realty; and Bob Wade, president of Cypress Realty Inc./GMAC
Cypress Realty Inc./GMAC Real Estate has donated $2,000 to help the Lee
Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home
repairs to disadvantage Lee County residents.
The donation came from a crisis fund established by Cypress Realty Inc./GMAC
Real Estate and Edison Mortgage to help local homeowners in need. The group also
donated nearly $300 in Publix gift cards to Builder's Care.
"This donation demonstrates Cypress Realty's ongoing commitment to the commu-
nity and the real estate industry," said Heidi Taulman, Builders Care executive director.
"We are so grateful for their support and look forward to a long partnership."
Builders Care provides emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, dis-
abled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs
through traditional means. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.
org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South
Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information call 938-0056.
investment strategy. Consider all factors
before making "buy" or "sell" decisions.
Keep sufficient cash in your portfolio
- during the long bear market of 2008
and early 2009, many investors discov-
ered that they lacked enough cash in their
portfolios. Of course, you need enough
cash on hand to meet unexpected
expenses without dipping in to long-term
investments. But beyond that, the pres-
ence of cash and short-term, more liquid
investments can help reduce the volatil-
ity in a portfolio that may sometimes
be battered by both the stock and bond
These financial resolutions, like all
types of New Year's resolutions, may not
be easy to keep. But if you can stick with
them, you may have many happy new
years in the future.
Copyright 2010. Jennifer Basey
is a financial advisor in Fort Myers.
She can be reached at jenniferbasey@
H igh Tech Central will hold
an open house on Saturday,
H January 16 from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. The public is invited to tour the
campus and see the modern training
facility at this free event.
Activities will include K-9 exhibits, fire
demonstrations, free manicures, free car
wash, free blood pressure checks, and
program demonstrations A barbecue will
be held in the courtyard with a nominal
charge for food, and door prizes will be
given throughout the day.
The school offers over 25 career train-
ing programs, ranging from practical
nursing, marine service technology, car-
pentry, plumbing technology, electronic
technology, massage therapy, account-
ing, to cosmetology. High Tech Central
has been a provider of career training in
Lee County for over 42 years and invites
everyone to come out and investigate its
full-time day programs and part-time eve-
Bright Futures scholarships are
accepted and adults may be eligible for
financial aid or scholarships. All students
are assisted with job placement. The
school, part of the School District of Lee
County, is accredited by the Council on
Occupational Education and the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools.
Call 334-4544 or visit www.hightech-
central.org for more information.,
teaching children to eat healthy at
an early age is an important lesson
our schools have taken on over
the past few years. To help, The Dairy
Council of Florida held a grant competi-
tion to promote more students eating a
healthy breakfast at school. The Bucks
for Breakfast program provides funds to
promote, expand or start-up a school's
Lee County Public Schools announced
that three schools Mariner Middle, Oak
Hammock Middle and Veterans Park
Academy for the Arts were named
grant award winners. The grant amounts
awarded were: Mariner Middle, $6,600;
Oak Hammock Middle, $2,600; Veterans
Park Academy for the Arts, $6,400.
These three schools are among 34 that
received grant awards 101 grant appli-
cations from across Florida were submit-
ted for 2009.
The food service managers of Mariner
Middle, Oak Hammock Middle and
Veterans Park Academy of the Arts sub-
mitted competitive applications to bring
a healthy breakfast to more children in
creative ways by further promoting or
expanding existing alternative-site break-
fast programs or by initiating the start-up
of an alternative-site breakfast program at
the school. The grant funds will be used
to purchase items necessary for service,
transportation, cooling, heating, promo-
tion, marketing and/or sanitation.m
Tropic Isles is one of 17 Title I
Schools Honored Across Florida.
Once again, a Lee County public
school has been honored by the Florida
Department of Education as a Title I
Tropic Isles Elementary School has
been honored for sustained academic
achievement for the last two years and
for closing the achievement gap in read-
ing and math proficiency for students par-
ticipating in the free and reduced lunch
program and between white and Hispanic
students (a No Child Left Behind sub-
"I am very proud of the work being
done at Tropic Isles Elementary," said
Dr. James Browder, Superintendent of
Schools. "The school has set itself as a
model for all schools from winning the
Governor's Sterling Award to being a top
Title I school; I couldn't be prouder of all
they've accomplished and continue to
To be considered a Title I
Distinguished School, strength must be
demonstrated in the following areas:
Opportunity for all children to meet
proficient and advanced levels of aca-
demic performance; strong professional
development; coordination with other
programs; curriculum and instruction to
support achievement at high standards;
and partnerships among schools, parents
he Renaissance Academy at
Florida Gulf Coast University win-
ter/spring 2010 schedule features
an extensive and diverse curriculum
of more than 350 single lectures and
continued on page 19
High Tech Central Tropic Isles
)npn Hni ^al School Honored
Ope~n House F
THE RIVER JANUARY15, 2010
Shrimp Remoulade Wraps
2 pounds medium shrimp,
cooked and peeled
11/2 cups light mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 shallots, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
/4 cup prepared horseradish
/4 cup rice wine vinegar
12 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons seafood
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 flour tortillas
Chill the cooked shrimp in a large cov-
ered bowl in refrigerator for 1 hour. Make
a remoulade sauce by combining all but
last two ingredients in a food processor;
blend until smooth. Pour mixture over
shrimp, stirring to coat. Marinate shrimp
in sauce for an hour or more before serv-
ing. Spoon shrimp mixture onto center
of tortilla and top with lettuce. Roll into a
wrap and cut in half to serve.
Yield six servings
From page 18
Open house events are scheduled
for 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 16
at the Atrium, 8695 College Parkway,
Suite 1181 in Fort Myers; and 1 to 3
p.m., Sunday, January 17 at the FGCU
Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South
in Naples. The open house events pro-
vide an opportunity for participants to
learn more about the academy, meet
instructors, register for courses, and
have refreshments. Online registration is
available at https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu
where participants may browse and regis-
ter for courses safely and securely online
using a credit card.
Among the Renaissance Academy's
offerings are affordable, non-credit single
lectures, short courses, day trips, com-
puter classes, film series, life enrichment
classes, writing workshops, travel abroad
programs and other special events. There
are no exams or grades, just learning for
the joy of learning with friends, neighbors
Course fees are typically $25 per lec-
ture, and provide access to academy pro-
grams located at 12 locations throughout
Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.
For more information or a free catalog
of offerings, contact The Renaissance
Academy at 425-3276.4
Shrimp Remoulade Wraps
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 506, Calories From Fat 173,
Total Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans
How Rome Fell
At the peak of
,.. its power, in
the times of
Julius Caesar and
Rome ruled the
Europe north to the
Rhine, the British Isles and Asia Minor
were all occupied territory and paid alle-
giance to the Roman emperors.
Vast coliseums, military watchtowers,
paved roads, aquaducts, lengthy boundary
walls and beautiful columned government
buildings were constructed throughout the
empire; the ruins still stand 2,000 years
later in modern-day England, Italy, Spain,
France, Germany, Tunisia and through-
out the Mediterranean basin.
Rome lasted for 500 years, but in 476
AD, it all collapsed. Invaders from north-
ern Europe and Asia swept through the
previously-invincible Roman Legions all
the way to the heart of Rome itself. The
city was pillaged and looted, much of the
population slain or enslaved.
For centuries, historians have been
speculating on the causes of the sudden
demise of Rome. Many theories have
been advanced and these suppositions
applied to modern empires as cautionary
tales to avoid.
Corruption of the Roman Senate and
its abdication of political power to suc-
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cessive emperors has been advanced as a
chief cause of collapse.
Other theories are the corruption of
the third and fourth century emperors
themselves; debasing of the Roman
monetary system; excessive cost of the
military to defend the farflung boundaries
of the empire; destruction of the Roman
middle class by excessive taxation; depen-
dence on a disloyal, mercenary army;
debauchery and moral collapse of the
citizenry, and revolt of enslaved and con-
quered peoples and religions.
Historians have even pointed to
the presence of lead in the pipes of
the Roman water supply system which
caused lead poisoning among the city
elite and drove them crazy.
However, a provocative new book,
entitled How Rome Fell, by British histo-
rian John Goldsborough, makes a strong
case that constant civil war was a major
cause for Rome's collapse.
Goldsborough, author of CAESAR, a
prize-winning biography of Julius Caesar,
maintains that more Roman soldiers were
killed fighting each other than all the
casualties from foreign wars.
Rome had a very casual system of suc-
cession for emperors. Incumbents were
constantly assassinated, setting off lethal
battles for the throne among usurpers
and pretenders, usually from the ranks of
the military. Factions in the army lined up
with the contenders and fought civil wars
to gain power.
By 476 AD, Goldsborough observes,
the military had been bled white by the
civil wars and proved easy prey for the
war-like Germanic and Asian invaders.
How Rome Fell, by John
Look for Fresh from Florida ingredi-
ents at your grocery store.
Goldsborough, hardback, 2009, illus-
trated, 482 pages.M
lorida Gulf Coast University Alumni
Association invites alumni, family
and friends to the third annual All
Alumni Reunion, Take an Eagle Day-
cation to honor classes 2000 and 2005
Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23
Eagle Day-cation activities begin at 5
p.m., Friday, January 22, with a Green &
Blue BBQ at the Alico Arena VIP Suite.
The VIP reception features island-inspired
food and drinks. FGCU President Wilson
G. Bradshaw, Men's Basketball Coach
Dave Balza, and FGCU Mascot Azul, will
be on hand to greet guests. The men's
basketball game against Kennesaw State
University starts at 7 p.m.
Former FGCU basketball players
reunite on the court for an exhibition
game at 4 p.m., Saturday, January 23.
The women's basketball team will play a
game against Mercer University at 7 p.m.
Cost to attend activities is $10 for
members, $12 for non-members and
guests and includes tickets to all weekend
games, entry to the Green & Blue BBQ,
and a Saturday food concession coupon
for a free hot dog, popcorn and soft
RSVP by January 18 at http://www.
For more information contact
Kimberly Williams at 239-590-1087..
20 THERIVER JANUARY 15, 2010
Holidays Were Warmer For Children
The Southwest Florida Pajama Program, headed by chapter president Lizzie
Golumbic of Bonita Springs, supports the Shelter for Abused Women & Children,
Youth Haven, Bedtime Bundles, Children's Angel Network, Immokalee Child Care
Center, New Horizons of Southwest Florida, Gabriel House, Our Mother's Home,
Grace Place and Sunlight Home. To learn more, log onto www.PajamaProgram.org.
"I am so proud of our employees for helping to make the holidays warmer and
more fun for hundreds of Southwest Florida children," said Michael McMullan, presi-
dent and chief executive officer of Bank of Florida Corp. "We're especially proud of
Linda Borgo-Forrester of our operations center, who personally collected more than
40 pairs of PJs."M
] Citizen Of The Year Award
Sherry Mlagan, Tery Howard, Kris Scoone, Marcela Zapata and Gillian Fisher count the
pajamas collected by Bank of Florida Southwest employees last month for the Pajama
Employees and clients of Bank of Florida Southwest collected 260 pairs of
pajamas and a stack of books to support the Pajama Program, a not-for-profit
organization that delivers warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in
"This is a great program, and we love helping children in our community who may
never have had a new pair of pajamas," said Sherry Mlagan, vice president/benefits
and recruiting manager for Bank of Florida and organizer of the effort.
Parenting magazine described the national program, which was founded in 2001,
this way: "Every child should have a pair of cozy PJs to wear while listening to a bed-
time story that's the theory behind this innovative charity."
Shell Point Academy Offers A
Glimpse Of Media Challenges
T he public is invited
to attend a seminar
titled Challenges for
Media, sponsored by The
Academy at Shell Point.
The event will take place
on Wednesday, January 20
from 10 until 11:30 a.m. in
the Grand Cypress Room t
located in The Woodlands
at Shell Point Retirement
The scheduled speak-
ers are Barbara Linstrom,
executive producer television
and news new media with
WGCU Public Media, and
David Plazas, community
conversation editor with The Barbara Linstrom David Plazas
"Both The News-Press and WGCU have longstanding histories in Southwest
Florida and have weathered many storms," said Teri Kollath, manager of academy and
volunteer services. "This presentation will allow attendees the chance to take a glimpse
into the daily activities that have helped both organizations strive for so long in the
This presentation will explain how a 25-year-old award-winning public media station
and an award winning newspaper that has also survived and thrived for 125 years, are
dealing with the multiple challenges of a recession and the rise of Internet news. These
presenters are knowledgeable and engaging and both will share real innovations that
each organization has put into effect. Attendees will hear how important the public's
role is in the supporting the community's local media.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and a ticket will be
required. To reserve your ticket, or if you would like more information, please call
If you know an exemplary civic minded citizen, you can nominate that friend or
neighbor for the 2009 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award. The Board of
Lee County Commissioners is looking for people who get involved in the com-
munity and work diligently for causes in which they believe. The award strives to
recognize a citizen who has provided outstanding civic contributions to Lee County
The selection criteria include a positive attitude, knowledge of the objectives and
activities of Lee County government, a demonstrated interest in community/county
government partnerships and promotion of harmony between the community and
The commissioners will select the winner. Nomination forms are available at Lee
County libraries and recreation centers. Citizens can also complete and submit a form
on the Lee County Government website ( www.lee-county.com and click on Paulette
Burton Nomination Form under "Featured Content.") The nominations are due by
Friday, January 22, 4 p.m.
For additional information, contact Booch DeMarchi, program director, at 533-
2105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email your editorial copy to:
From page 15
story for grades five through 12.
"We are breaking new ground with
our touring shows this season," said
Education Director Rachael Endrizzi.
"Both are topical, issue-based plays, and
for the first time we have a play whose
target audience is middle and high school
students. And Then They Came for Me
combines theater and documentary to tell
the Anne Frank story in a new way, and
ties in with required Holocaust Studies
Each year Florida Repertory Theatre's
Education Department produces at least
two plays for children in kindergarten
through 6th grades, and is expand-
ing the program this season to include
high school students. These shows are
high-energy, educational and perfect for
almost any space.
In addition to the performance, each
school gets a talkback with the actors,
and receives a study guide packed with
additional information about the play,
discussion prompts and activities for
students. Educators have the option to
choose just one, or both plays, to be per-
formed on the same or different dates.
Tour dates are available through May
28. "These plays bring the magic of live
theater in to the classroom," Endrizzi
said. "All you need is an auditorium, gym-
nasium or cafeteria."
For more information call 332-4665
ext. 20. Visit online at www.floridarep.
org and click on the Education tab.4
north Fort Myers High School
and Ida S. Baker High School
have been honored as the state
Academic Team Champions for fall
In addition, Fort Myers High and
Mariner High were finalists.
The North Fort Myers High girl's cross
country team was the champion for Class
3A, with a cumulative grade point aver-
age (of 3.843. Ida S. Baker High's volley-
ball team was the champion for Class 4A
with a cumulative GPA of 3.658.
The Florida High Schools Athletic
Association recognizes the importance of
athletes putting academics first. Awards
are given out for all sanctioned sports and
their class divisions.4
lorida Gulf Coast University's
Resort & Hospitality Management
Program's 21st annual Wanderlust
travel auction and gourmet din-
ing extravaganza will take place on
Wednesday evening, April 14 at the
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.
continued on page 22
No Problem For
by Max Friedersdorf
On a recent, cold, ugly, windy
south Florida day, Loren Roberts,
top golfer on the Senior PGA
Tour, was out on the golf course prepar-
ing for the ACE Golf Classic February 8
I'm different than a lot of guys on the
senior tour; I don't put my clubs away at
the end of the season," Roberts explained
after his wind-swept round in 38-degree
weather at the Quarry, a championship
course just south of the Lee County line
off Immokolee Road, four miles east of
1-75, (exit 111).
"I love to play golf. I try to play golf
every day. I never get tired of it," added
Roberts, who had the season of a life-
time in 2009, winning the ACE Group
Classic, the British Senior Open, the
Charles Schwab Cup as the best senior
golfer, and $1.9 million in prize money.
"Very impressive, a great golf course,
Roberts opined about the Quarry, a
three-year-old course on the site of an old
stone quarry in northern Collier County.
The 400-acre layout features a mag-
nificent clubhouse, ample parking, and
fan-friendly inside-the-rope access and
clubhouse veranda viewing.
Champion Tour golfer Loren Roberts
will defend his ACE Group Classic title
February 8 to 14 at the Quarry champion-
ship course on Immokolee Road. Roberts
won the Senior British Open and $1.9 mil-
lion prize money in 2009.
Despite the unseasonal weather,
Roberts said, "I love south Florida," recall-
ing his one-stroke victory last year when
he birdied the last three out of four holes.
This year, Roberts will be up against
six World Golf Hall of Fame members,
including Nick Price, Lanny Wadkins,
Hale Irwin, Curtis Strange, Larry Nelson
and Isao Aoki.
Other big-name competitors will
be Peter Jacobsen, Fred Funk, Mark
McNulty, John Cook, Paul Azinger,
and Champion's Tour newcomers Fred
Couples, Mark Calcevechia and Mark
Nicknamed Boss of the Moss, Roberts
is known for his putting ability. He fin-
ished the 2009 season ranked second on
the Champions Tour in putting average
(1.71) and first on the tour in sand-save
percentage (67.4 percent).
Asked about his putting ability after
the frigid round at the Quarry, Roberts
replied, "The best putting tip in the world
is to remember that the important thing
35 feet or less is to get the right distance.
No putter is going to be off line more
than two feet, right or left. But, it's amaz-
ing; I see amateurs go past the hole 10
feet, or leave the ball 10 feet short. Work
on your distance!"
THERIVER JANUARY15,2010 21
To Visit Fort Myers
BikeWalkLee, Reconnecting Lee
County, and the Florida Bicycle
Association will host to Jim Sayer,
executive director of Adventure Cycling
Association, when he comes to Fort
Myers as part of a statewide tour.
Sayer, whose nonprofit organization's
mission is "to inspire people of all ages
to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and
self-discovery," will be on hand to offer
information about the organization and
the role it plays both in promoting travel
by bicycle and improving conditions for
cyclists around the country through advo-
cacy and other means.
continued on page 22
It Was Oh So Close To Cooperstown
For Fort Myers' Popular Dutchman
by Ed Frank
Sust five votes shy 74.2 percent of the 75 percent needed
and we could have celebrated here with the Dutchman
who lives in Fort Myers.
We're writing, of course, about Bert Blyleven, the popular
Minnesota Twins television analyst, who missed by a whisker last
week of being voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame.
Only Andre Dawson was elected this year, garnering 420
votes, 77.9 percent in his ninth year on the ballot.
If anyone deserves admission to Cooperstown it's Blyleven
who ranks near the top of nearly every all-time pitching category.
Yet this was the 10th year since he became eligible that the
Baseball Writers Association of America failed to give him the key.
But he was oh so close 400 of the 405 votes needed and an increase from 62.7
percent last year. He has two more years of remaining eligibility.
"Five votes short is a little on the sad side," the Dutchman said from his home in
Fort Myers. "I was hoping that three us would be elected. Congratulations to Andre
Dawson. But I thought that Roberto Alomar would go in as well. I thought it would be
cool to go in with him because I watched him grow up when I played with his dad in
Texas. Hopefully we'll go in together next year.
Many throughout the baseball world are puzzled why Blyleven has not been elected
to the Hall of Fame.
A native of Zeist, Holland, he hurled in the Majors for 23 years, 11 with the Twins,
and is only the second in Major League history to win a game before his 20th birthday
and after his 40th birthday.
Here are some of his other career records:
287 wins 27th on the all-time list.
Fifth in career strikeouts 3,701
Ninth in career shutouts at 60. Of the top 20 pitchers in shutouts, only Blyleven
is not in the Hall of Fame.
Double figure wins in 17 seasons.
A no-hitter against the California Angels in 1977 as a member of the Texas
Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer said it best when he told Major League Baseball
.com, "Blyleven should be in. It's almost like they (the baseball writers) forgot how
continued on page 22
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Community's second annual
Speaker Series begins this month.
All residents of Southwest Florida
are invited to attend, but tickets are
required. The series will feature the
following presenters on the dates and
Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m.
Blue Zones: Unlocking the Secret
of a Long Life, Dan Buettner, world
renown explorer and National
Buettner and his team of researchers
have traveled across the globe to dis-
cover Blue Zones hot spots of human
health and vitality.
Along the way he's met people
teaming with vigor at age 100 and
beyond. Working with the National
Institute on Aging, he identified four
small populations with the world's high-
est life expectancy. Then, working with
a second team of scientists, he isolated
the common denominator that explains
extraordinary longevity. What is the
optimal diet for making it to a healthy
age 90? What about certain types
of exercise and supplements? Does
stress really shorten your life? Buettner
debunks the most common myths and
offers a science-backed blueprint for
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good Bert was." Blyleven said he received
a call from an official in Cooperstown
that he was five votes short. "I'm happy
for Andre. I've come close. I'm getting
closer. Maybe next year will be the year.
Let's hope so. Then we can all cel-
ebrate with our hometown hero.
Twins Annual Youth Clinic
The Minnesota Twins Annual Youth
Clinic for elementary and middle school
boys and girls will be held this Saturday
from 10 a.m. to noon at Hammond
Stadium in the Lee County Sports
Hitting, fielding, pitching instruction
will be provided by Twins players and
the average American to live another
12 quality years. Join The New York
Times best selling author as he tells the
stories of the four longest-lived cultures
and shares the nine habits to put extra
years in to your life and life in to your
years. Buettner has appeared as a lon-
gevity expert on Oprah, Good Morning
America, The Today Show, ABC
World News, CBS's The Early Show
Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
Keeping Your Brain Young: The
Intersection of Science and Lifestyle,
Gary Small, MD, professor of psychi-
atric and biobehavioral sciences (spon-
sored in part by Lee Memorial Health
staff. Admission is free and no experience
Everblades in Final Week
Three games this week, one against
Reading and two this weekend against
Trenton, will bring a close to the longest
road trip 11 games in the franchise
history of the Florida Everblades.
The local hockey team began the
week with a 17-15-6 season record
after losing three in a row last week to
Reading and Elmira. They did pick up
one point in a 5-4 overtime loss to Elmira
With a total of 40 points, the
Everblades were tied with Charlotte
for second place in the ECHL South
Florida will return to home ice at
Germain Arena next weekend when they
From page 21
Bike Walk Lee
The public is invited to participate in
this interactive presentation on Friday,
January 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at
Spirits of Bacchus, on the corner of
Hendry and Bay streets in downtown
Visit www.adventurecycling.org for
more about the organization, Jim Sayer
and the interactive presentation. To
RSVP or for more information about the
event, contact Dan Moser at 334-6417,
email@example.com, or dan@florid-
Dr. Gary Small
Dr. Small is the Parlow-Solomon
professor on aging at the David Geffen
School of Medicine at UCLA, director
of the UCLA Center on Aging and a
leading expert on memory, aging, and
the brain. Dr. Small's team has devel-
oped brain imaging technology that
allows physicians to detect the first signs
of brain aging and Alzheimer's disease
years before patients show symptoms.
Studies from his authorized scientific
works, as well as several popular books
on health, aging, and memory have
been featured in The New York Times,
Wall Street Journal, London Times,
Washington Post, Time, Newsweek,
Of The Year
F r Johnny Weeks, there is more to
his job than simply making sure the
school building is properly main-
tained. He goes far beyond the expecta-
tions and responsibilities of his title of
building supervisor at Bonita Springs
Middle School and for this reason he
has been named the Lee County Public
Schools 2010 School-Related Employee
of the Year.
Those who have seen Weeks at work
have seen his dedication to his school,
the students and staff. He works hard to
keep the school facility up and running,
but it is his creativity and mechanical apti-
tude that set him apart. In fact, his skills
have been used to create and build things
that Bonita Springs Middle may not
have been able to afford, such as a large
sign for the school, saving a significant
amount of money.
But it is more than just fixing and
building things; Weeks has a genuine con-
cern for the students at Bonita Springs
Middle. He is often seen walking the halls
during class changes, ensuring safety, and
during lunchtime you will find him sitting
with students and talking about a wide
variety of topics, from sports to their stud-
ies to career options. You will even find
him working side by side with students in
the school's garden, helping with lessons.
What makes Weeks even more special
is that he's a former student at Bonita
Dr. Harold G. Koenig
and numerous television programs such
as NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good
Morning America, 20/20 and CNN.
With this knowledge Dr. Small will
share the latest medical and scientific
evidence and how to protect our brain
to live better, longer. You will hear the
research-based evidence about the effect
that lifestyle has on your ability to live
with health, vibrancy, and cognitive
Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Religion, Spirituality and Health, Dr.
Harold G. Koenig, founding co-director
of the Center for Spirituality, Theology
continued on page 27
Springs Middle. In fact, many of the
teachers there today were his teachers
when he was a student. An amazing
bond has developed between him and the
instructional staff he's quick to respond
to their needs no matter how big or
Weeks' work ethic has earned him
a reputation of excellence throughout
the district, and other schools have been
known to contact him for advice.
Johnny Weeks has set himself head
and shoulders above his peers, and has
earned the title of 2010 Lee County
Public Schools School-Related Employee
of the Year.M
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Foundation has once again part-
nered with Tanger Outlets to raise
awareness of those members of the
community who are battling cancer.
The event, which includes a fashion
show, auction and luncheon, will take
place on Thursday, February 4 at 11
a.m. at Sanibel Harbour Resort and
Spa, 17260 Harbour Point Drive, Fort
continued on page 27
When Edward Sweeney, a
67-year-old computer program-
mer from Buckingham, began
having trouble with his vision in his
left eye nearly two years ago, he was
diagnosed with wet age-related macular
degeneration (wet AMD). In wet AMD,
new blood vessels grow beneath the ret-
ina and leak blood and fluid. This leak-
age causes disruption and dysfunction of
the retina, creating blind spots in central
vision. Wet AMD is the leading cause of
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in the U.S. and Europe.
"Working daily on the computer, my
vision is critical to my job and lifestyle,"
said Sweeney. "My vision loss came on
very suddenly and everything was dis-
torted and elongated. It was so bad that I
had to wear a patch over my eye to see,
but once I started the injections, I experi-
enced tremendous improvements and my
vision has returned."
Now 69, Sweeney is in his second
year of participating in an investigational
study of VEGF Trap-eye for the treatment
of wet macular degeneration. This investi-
gational drug is being evaluated at Retina
Health Center and other research centers
around the world. Recent data is show-
ing that patients are achieving improved
vision with few repeat injections.
VEGF Trap-eye is just one of the new
treatments for wet macular degeneration
that will be discussed at a public health
seminar presented by Retina Health
Center and the Foundation Fighting
Blindness on January 30. At the semi-
nar, leading experts from throughout the
country present latest research findings
on both wet and dry macular degenera-
Two identical sessions will take place
at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Hyatt
Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in
Bonita Springs. Low-vision devices will be
available. Both sessions of the symposium
will be identical. Admission is free, but
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old and was found by a very nice
lady in Lehigh. In fact, I thought
she was so nice I jumped right into her
car. She saved me from possibly being
run over or starving since I was really
lost. Now I just need a new home. I am
very friendly and playful. After all, I am
a hound dog and we make great family
pets. I'd love to jump in your car and go
home with you! My adoption fee is only
$25 during January's adoption special
celebrating Elvis Presley's birthday (all
hound dogs and hound mixes are $50
off the regular adoption fee).
I'm Mila and although I'm a very
young girl myself, I was found and
brought to the shelter with my six babies.
We were all fostered until my babies were
old enough to be adopted. Now that they
have found homes I would like one too.
My foster mom says I'm really a sweet,
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tions, call 800-455-0060.
This year's symposium features two
keynote speakers, Brent Zanke M.D.,
Ph.D., chairman and chief medical officer
of ArcticDX Inc. and Edmund Mickunas,
vice president of Advanced Cell
Technologies, a biotechnology company
that is developing stem cell technology for
the treatments of macular degeneration.
Also presenting will be Drs. Alexander
Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina
Health Center, along with Dr. Timothy
Schoen of the Foundation Fighting
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Children's Injury Prevention
Fair originally scheduled for
Saturday, January 9 has been post-
poned until Jan. 23 and will be held at
Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland
Mila ID# 454927
quiet, couch potato. I'd love to cuddle
with you while we watch TV whether it's
HGTV, ESPN, or the Food Network. I
can be very flexible. My adoption fee is
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, pup-
pies will be just $45, adult dogs $25, and
senior dogs (six years and older) will be
free. There are endless varieties among
the hound breeds which include every-
thing from beagles, bassets, greyhounds,
bloodhounds, coonhounds, foxhounds,
Avenue, Fort Myers from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. The fair is designed to promote
injury prevention by combining fun activi-
ties and useful information for the entire
family.The activities and booths will be in
the Auditorium and parking lot in front of
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and dachshunds to atghans, basenjis, bor-
zois, and elkhounds. Among the hounds
you will find dogs that are clever, lively,
and loyal, making them very popular fam-
ily pets. They are an excellent choice for
children and bond with the whole family,
including other pets.
For information about this week's
pets call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log
on to Animal Services' Web site at www.
LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to
the animal's ID number. The Web site
updates every hour so you will be able
to see if these or any other pets are still
The shelter is open for adoptions
from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. The shelter is located
at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next
to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, off Six
Mile Cypress Parkway.
All adoptions include spay/neuter sur-
gery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies
vaccination and county license if three
months or older, flea treatment, worming,
heartworm test for dogs six months and
over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for
cats, training DVD, 10-day health guaran-
tee and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at
Our email address is
Good News For
W while the past year has been eco-
nomically rough for many peo-
ple, it has been even worse for
many of Lee County's pets. Numerous
animals found themselves homeless
when their owners lost their jobs or
houses to foreclosure. There is reason
for hope, however, if one takes a look
at year-end reports from Lee County
Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) and
its programs aimed at reducing euthana-
sia and improving the lives of animals.
The agency achieved a 32 percent
overall decline in euthanasia in 2009
compared to 2008 statistics. The num-
ber of feral cats euthanized dropped
an impressive 47 percent. Total animal
intake decreased by 24 percent. In 2008
12,377 animals were taken in and pro-
vided care compared to 9,437 in 2009.
This was a particularly difficult accom-
plishment for a shelter that must take in
all strays, pets of owners who have no
other options, and pets confiscated for
LCDAS credits the positive statistics
to the many proactive programs imple-
mented within the last nine to18 months.
Among these are the Community Pet
Pantry Program which supplies pet food
to owners who cannot afford to feed their
pets so they will not be surrendered to
Party January 31
he Lee County Library System will
presents PugFest V: Toga Party
from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday,
January 31 at the Bell Tower Shops,
corner U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway,
in Fort Myers. The PugFest, now in its
fifth year, is a dog-friendly fundraiser for
the library system's annual Southwest
Florida Reading Festival.
This year's theme is Toga Party! Pugs
and owners may team up for a water
relay contest called My Cup Runneth
Over, where teams will scoop up smaller
glasses of water and carry them to the
opposite end of the track to dump them
into a larger vessel. They will keep going
back and forth until the larger vessel is
filled. Teams with the best times win.
Six pugs will be appointed King,
Queen and Royal Court members A $10
donation is requested for entry to this
contest and it is limited to pugs only.
Other highlights include a costume
contest open to all dogs and a pug fash-
ion show. Vendors of pet products and
services will be on hand and a Chinese
auction offers attendees the chance to
win great prizes.
Admission is free, but a $5 donation
per family is suggested. All funds raised
benefit the Southwest Florida Reading
Festival, a free community event to show-
case the library's programs and resources,
and to promote reading and literacy. For
more information call 239-337-7323.0
area shelters; a Spay/Neuter Program for
pets of owners receiving public assistance;
a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program
for feral cats; and Foster Care and Pet
Placement Partnership programs which
provide temporary care and shelter for
pets until they can be adopted. These
programs have begun the long process
of reducing the county's pet overpopula-
tion problem and offer options other than
euthanasia for many of the animals who
do enter the shelter.
With owners struggling to afford the
pets they have, it is not surprising that
adoptions are down at many shelters.
LCDAS, however, saw an 11 percent
increase in cat adoptions in 2009 and
dog adoptions remained about the same.
Lee County Domestic Animal Services
will continue these life-saving programs
and practices with the long-term goal
of reducing euthanasia and placing
more pets in to loving, life-long homes.
For more information about Spay/
Neuter Programs or the T-N-R Program
call 533-9234. Information about the
Community Pet Pantry, Foster Care and
Pet Placement Partnership Programs,
pets for adoption, or to make a tax
deductible donation to the Lee County
Animal Care Trust Fund call 533-7387
or go to www.LeeLostPets.com. M
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DID YOU KNOW
1. U.S. STATES: What state lies directly north of Wyoming?
2. LITERATURE: Who was Sherlock Holmes' archenemy?
3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the traditional birthstone for April?
4. PSYCHOLOGY: What is the fear represented by "monophobia"?
5. MUSIC: What 1990s rock band had a hit album titled "Nevermind"?
6. GEOGRAPHY: What is the longest suspension bridge in the United States?
7. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, "You can observe a lot by just watching"?
8. MOVIES: Who won the Oscar for best actress in 1978?
9. TELEVISION: What was the name of Ross' monkey on the TV show "Friends"?
10. SCIENCE: What is the symbol for the element phosphorus?
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2. Name the last 20-game winner for the Chicago Cubs.
3. When was the last time before 2008 (Oregon State versus Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl) that a
college football bowl game had a final total score of three points or less?
4. Name the last repeat winner of the NBAs Sixth Man Award.
5. Claude Julien was the third-fastest coach to win 100 games with the Boston Bruins (it took
him 176 games to do it). Name the two faster coaches.
6. In 2009, Landon Donovan won the Honda Player of the Year Award as the top player on the
U.S. national soccer team. How many times has he been given the award?
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FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 18, 2010
ARIES (March 21 to Apnl 19) Use that
Arian charm to help make a difficult work-
place transition easier for everyone. News
about a long-awaited decision can be confus-
ing. Don't jump to conclusions.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
Although you might well be tempted to be
more extravagant than you should be at this
time, I'm betting you'll let your sensible
Bovine instinct guide you toward modera-
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An
opportunity for travel could come with some
problems regarding travel companions and
other matters. So be sure you read all the fine
print before you start packing.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Make
an effort to complete your usual workplace
tasks before volunteering for extra duty.
Scrambling to catch up later on could create
some resentment among your colleagues.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) A finan-
cial matter could have you rethinking your
current spending plans. You might want
to recheck your budget to see where you
can cut back on expenses until the situation
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
One way to make your case for that promo-
tion you've been hoping for might be to put
your planning skills to work in helping to
shape up a project that got out of hand. Good
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Be careful about "experts" who have no
solid business background. Instead, seek
advice on enhancing your business prospects
from bona fide sources with good success
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Standing up to support a colleague's
viewpoint -- even if it's unpopular -- can be
difficult if you feel outnumbered. But you'll
win plaudits for your honesty and courage.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) While progress continues on
resolving that recurring problem, you might
feel it's taking too long. But these things
always need to develop at their own pace. Be
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Someone close to you might have a
financial problem and seek your advice. If
you do decide to get involved, insist on see-
ing everything that might be relevant to this
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) A personal matter takes an interesting
turn. The question is, do you want to follow
the new path or take time out to reconsider
the change? Think this through before decid-
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Moving into a new career is a big step.
Check that offer carefully with someone who
has been there, done that, and has the facts
you'll need to help you make your decision.
BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth
and generosity both of spirit and substance
endears you to everyone.
On Jan. 18, 1778, English explorer
Captain James Cook becomes the first
European to discover the Hawaiian Islands
when he sails past the island of Oahu.
He named the island group the Sandwich
Islands, in honor of John Montague, who the
earl of Sandwich.
On Jan. 21, 1789, "The Power of
Sympathy: Or, the Triumph of Nature.
Founded in Truth" is printed in Boston. The
book was the first novel by an American
writer to be published in America. The
first editions of the book did not carry the
author's name, but it was later attributed to
William Hill Brown.
On Jan. 24, 1927, young director
Alfred Hitchcock's first film, "The Pleasure
Garden," is released in England. While the
film marked an impressive debut, Hitchcock
considered his next film, "The Lodger"
(known in the United States as "The Case of
Jonathan Drew"), to be his first true accom-
On Jan. 19, 1940, the Three Stooges
film "You Natzy Spy" is released.
Anticipating Charlie Chaplin's "The Great
Dictator" by nine months, Moe Howard
played a Hitler-like dictator of a fictional
On Jan. 23, 1957, machines at the
Wham-O toy company roll out the first
batch of its aerodynamic plastic discs -- now
known to millions of fans all over the world
as Frisbees. The story of the Frisbee began
in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1871. Students from
nearby universities would throw the empty
pie tins to each other, yelling "Frisbie!" as
they let go.
On Jan. 22, 1973, in a historic deci-
sion, the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Roe v.
Wade that women, as part of their constitu-
tional right to privacy, can terminate a preg-
nancy during its first two trimesters.
On Jan. 20, 1981, minutes after Ronald
Reagan's inauguration as the 40th presi-
dent of the United States, the 52 U.S. cap-
tives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran,
Iran, are released, ending the 444-day Iran
Hostage Crisis. The crisis began on Nov. 4,
1979, when militant Iranian students seized
It was American humorist Evan Esar
who came up the following definition:
"Statistics: The only science that enables dif-
ferent experts using the same figures to draw
The Emperor Charlemagne, who con-
quered much of Western and Central Europe
during the first century, had an unusual
relationship with his daughters. He refused to
allow them to get married, but he evidently
had no objections to their forming, shall we
say, less formal relationships. He doted on
his illegitimate grandchildren and even gave
money and gifts to their fathers.
If you look at a list of the names of
the 50 states, you'll find every letter of the
alphabet except Q.
You won't be surprised to learn that the
most dangerous device that is common in the
modern world is the automobile. You might
be surprised to learn, though, that the second
most dangerous is the stair step.
You've probably never heard of
Countess Rosa Branicka, but she accom-
plished an amazing feat. In the mid-19th
century, at the age of 63, the wealthy Polish
noblewoman became ill. The diagnosis given
by experts in Germany was breast cancer,
and immediate surgery was recommended.
For reasons unknown, the countess declined
the treatment, then set about purchasing her
own surgical instruments. Once all the tools
were assembled, Branicka checked into a
hotel in Paris and removed the tumor herself
Reports indicate that she healed well and
quickly, and lived to the ripe old age of 82.
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000
ways that won't work." -- Thomas A. Edison
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904 Lindgren Blvd.
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Ph: 239-395-0978 / 1-800-473-6019
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Dr. Koenig is board certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and geriatric medicine, is on the faculty at
Duke University as professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and associate professor of medicine. Dr. Koenig
is founding co-director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center. His
research on the connection between religion and health has been featured on national and international TV news
programs; including ABC's World News Tonight, The Today Show and Good Morning America; and nearly a hun-
dred radio programs, newspapers, and magazines.
Dr. Koenig has given testimony before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives concerning the ben-
efits of religion and spirituality on public health.
Dr. Koenig will examine the relationship of religion/spirituality and mental health in our lives and propose a
model of how religion/spirituality may impact physical health through mind-body connections. He will then explore
the relationship between religion and physical health, immune functioning, cardiovascular functioning and longevity.
"The first Speaker Series at Shell Point was a great success, and our residents and visitors asked to have this con-
tinue as an annual event," said Dawn Boren, director of resident life at Shell Point. "We are excited to offer the com-
munity the opportunity to listen to three very different speakers as they offer insight into the mind, body, and soul."
The presentations will be held in The Village Church auditorium on the Island at Shell Point. Tickets may be pur-
chased for individual speaker presentations at $30 each or the entire speaker series can be purchased as a package
for $75, offering a savings of $15. To purchase tickets or for more information call 454-2067.4
From page 23
Fashion Show Fundraiser
Fashions will be provided by Tanger Outlet Stores, which include
such favorites as Nike, Liz Claiborne, Jones New York and Coach. t o
In a celebration of life after cancer, the fashions will be modeled by 't Gr
cancer survivors. Southwest Florida Modeling Agency will present the
fashions provided by the Tanger stores with agency models and can- Le s of
cer survivors. Levkels o Dog Tr n
Don't miss this fantastic event and the opportunity to have a great -
time while supporting the community's fight against cancer! Big or Small,
Individual tickets, which include lunch, are only $40 each. Tables We Groom em all
of eight and 10 are also available for groups. To purchase a ticket or '
table, stop by the Tanger Management Office, located at Suite 4145 'Pick up & Delivery Available
in the Tanger Outlet Center on Summerlin Road in Fort Myers, or
call 454-1974. 30 years experience
Tickets are also available through the Lee Memorial Health System
Foundation office at 985-3550. 16650 McGregor Boulevard
All net proceeds benefit programs and treatments at Lee Memorial (5 min. from Sanibel)
Health System's state-of-the-art Regional Cancer Center located at 239-466-PETS (7387)
the corner of 1-75 and Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. I_ _
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QUALITY WITHOUT QUESTION
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
DECORATIVE FAUX PAINTING
"Since 1986 Ron is still on the job
satisfying his Sanibel and Captiva customers."
Visit our gallery of pictures at
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HELP WAN I EU
We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer 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-senstrve training s involved in all of our patient-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a sevnce commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year with a minimum of 3-5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN
PT SALES POSITION
BEACH HOUSE SWIMWEAR on Captiva
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 1211 BTFN
hiring for season.
Please call Paige at
472-1998 between 2-4 p.m. to schedule an
SR 1/15 B 1/22
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
GIDGET ON THE GO
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
(Carpent, maintenance toits faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN
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 email@example.com
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
While you are away by a
retired architect, & a Sanibel resident.
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 10/23 V TFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,
cleaning, home/car maintenance. Excellent
organizational skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
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 BTFN
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 NTFN
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
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VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
WELCOME To PARADISE...
1627 SANDCASTLE ROAD
Pristine & Totally Remodeled
Panoramic Golf Course Views
Offered at $589,000
1208 PAR VIEW DRIVE
Beachview Country Club
Stunning Golf Course Views
Offered at $325,000
SR 816 NTFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $95,000.
SANIBEL HOUSE FOR SALE
2 bed/2bath on big lot
near Bowmans Beach
M Rice Realty, LLC
SR 1/1 M 1/15
REAL ES IAl
CANAL FRONT HOMES
* Immaculate Home in N. Fort Myers
* Gated Community with Tennis Courts & Pool...
* Dock / Boat Lift
* Minutes to the River
SANIBEL CANAL FRONT
From $690,000 to
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The Sanibel Cottages
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Work with a
AICP Land Planner/Realtor/Owner
It's our job to know the
property you are about
to buy or sell better
SR 12/11 BTFN
REAL ESTATE WANTED
WANTED: SHELL HARBOUR HOME
Single level, sea wall,
under one million
SR 1/15 V 3/6
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Part time 24 hours a week -
Housekeeping Inspector needed.
Light maintenance skills helpful.
Call David at 472-1613.
SR 1/15 1/15
Roomy 2/2 with loft. Pool, tennis,
walk to beach & pets allowed.
List price $350,000
Contact Deb Gleason, Realtor
VIP Realty Group
SR 1/15 B 1/22
MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE
Search all listings maps and tours.
Highlands Cashiers Lake Toxaway
Lake Glenville Sapphire Valley
SR 4/24 BTFN
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OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
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
PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
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
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
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
RS 1/4 B TFN
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.
SR 8/7 BTFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
RETAIL OR OFFICE SPACE
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 12/11 PTFN
PRIME PERIWINKLE FRONTAGE! 1000 sq ft
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
SR 11/13 MTFN
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to
Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach.
Annual lease $875/mo.
SR 109 N TFN
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
Corian and tiled throughout.
and near shopping
W/D on site.
$950 month plus electric
SR11/27 V TFN
Charming old Sanibel-style
2 BR-1 BA house. Great neighborhood.
Beach access. Lighthouse end.
Available February 1.
RS 1/15V 1/22
East End, 2BR/1BA, 1/2 of duplex. Private Deck,
remodeled kitchen & bath. New tile. Walk to beach.
$1,195 a month Call 410-692-0200.
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.
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, riverview, guest loft with
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or
ANNIIAI /SFASONAI RFNTAI
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.
GULF HARBOUR 2BR/2BA
Lovely furnished condo on golf course with
lake views. Carport, storage, pool in com-
plex, cable, large TV. Fully furnished, flexible
lease term, available in Mar/Apr time period.
No Pets, reasonable rent. 630-696-0003
RS 1/15 V 1/15
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry. $3,500/mo + tax
Call for availability: 239-738-3021.
SR 1/9B 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.
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!*
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
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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.
SR 4/13 V TFN
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
NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
bedroom, 2bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
SR 12/25 P10/1
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
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)
Call Phil 239-395-0407
SR11/13 V TFN
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11120 NTFN
MODERN WARFARE 2
Playstation PS3 game for sale
RS 11/27 NTFN
FURNITURE FOR SALE
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
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $400.
CHURCH-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE
Jan 16, 7am 1pm, 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
Estates Items on Consignment
2431 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
Jewelry Art Coins Wicker More. You bring
it, we will sell it! Donations benefit local
RS 1/15 VTFN
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SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATES
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
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
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.
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Lee County Sheriff's Office..........................477-1200
Florida Marine Patrol...................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol.................................278-7100
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
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.........472-01 68
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
Young Artists Awards................................ 574-9321
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Animal Refuge Center..................................731-3535
American Business Women Association..........463-1 221
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
N ARFE (Natonal Acltve& Retred Federal Empoyees)......................... 482 -671 3
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL......................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy...........939-1 338
Southwest Florida Music Association..........561-2118
Fort Myers Beach..................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort Myers Edison.................... ...................694-1056
Fort Myers South.................... ................... 691-1405
Gateway to the Islands................................415-3100
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...........................332-81 58
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
Skatium ................................. .......................321-7510
Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430
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Preview Reception Of Art
Of The Olympians Al Oerter Center
The opening reception for Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center of Excellence opens to
the public on Saturday, Janaury 30
The board of directors and staff of the Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center
of Excellence invites the community to a preview reception and ribbon cutting
at the center in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, January 29 from 5 to 7:30
The Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center of Excellence is located in the former
City Pier building directly on the Caloosahatchee at the north end of Hendry Street
next to the Fort Myers Yacht Basin. The preview event is free to the public. A grand
opening celebration with related international events and activities is being planned for
the spring of 2010, when further exhibits and programming will be in place.
The preview reception will be catered by Hotel Indigo's Vino de Notte restaurant
and will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. There will be dancing by Olympian
Queen Kyoma and the National Ballet's Dance Alive. Olympian javelin thrower Roald
Bradstock (also known as the Olympic Picasso for his sports and art accomplishments)
will bring coolers filled with snowballs (made by him and his daughters in Atlanta)
to attempt to break the world record in snowball throwing. Local dignitaries includ-
ing Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, Florida Gulf Coast University President Dr.
Wilson Bradshaw, and Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall will also be in atten-
dance. Legendary Olympic ice skater Peggy Fleming will send a filmed message to be
presented at the reception as guests tour the center. Fellow Olympians Cameron Miler
and Pat McCormack will also join the celebration.
The opening of Art of the Olympians marks the fulfillment of both Olympians and
Olympic enthusiasts who, along with the late four-time consecutive Gold Medalist
Al Oerter, sought to use their passion for both art and sport to create and establish
an arena that promoted and celebrated excellence. Following his passing in 2007,
Oerter's wife Cathy, locally based Olympian and artist Liston Bochette, and a variety
of friends and community leaders continued the vision through to completion.
Art of the Olympians will feature the art of worldwide Olympic medalists, educa-
tional programs for children and adults, and events that inspire creativity and motivate
individuals to achieve individual excellence.
On Saturday, January 30, the center will be open to the public free of charge.
Regular entrance fees will be $8 for adults, $4 for students with ID, and no charge for
seniors over 65 and children under three. Art of the Olympians Foundation is a non-
profit 501(c)3 organization.
Rock "n' Roll Party
Featuring The Del Prados
n Saturday, January 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. the Rotino Center in Cape
Coral is going all out rock 'n' roll with live music from the Del Prados. There
will also be hot dogs, hamburgers, and special giveaways. Reservations are
required. Call 574-0807. This adult only event is $19 per person. The Rotino Center
is at 5817 Driftwood Parkway.,
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