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VOL. 9, No. 5 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers JANUARY29, 2010
ArtFest Fort Myers Is February 6 and 7 ArtFUnder includ20, the
largest Lee County high
school art competition
and exhibition. Cash
prizes totaling $6,000
Kids@Art, a col-
laborative effort of
ArtFest Fort Myers and
the Alliance for the Arts,
helps eager "weekend -
artists" of all ages to tap
into their best creative
selves. Supplies and
supervision will be pro-
The Young Art
Collectors Gallery is a
place for children six to
12 to buy artwork for
$5, items donated by fes-
The Youth Stage will
have free performances
throughout the weekend.
Among others, Florida
Watercolor by Lyse Anthony Hot Fashz, Southwest
Florida Symphony Youth
Orchestra, and Celtic
very year, Fort Myers' waterfront and green spaces are transformed into a Arts dancers will be
beautiful, stress free, open air art gallery overflowing with exceptional artwork, showcasing their talent.
great entertainment and children's art activities. The Southwest
Over 200 artists will gather from across the country and around the world for Florida Symphony will be
ArtFest Fort Myers on Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 on hand with a petting
p.m. on Edwards Drive between Heitman and Lee streets amid majestic palms and zoo. A variety of musi-
with continuous background music. Parking is abundant in adjacent city streets, park- cal instruments will be
ing lots and multi-story garages. available for all to play,
The juried festival will feature 200 national artists, a high school art competition, with expert instruction
interactive arts, children's crafts, food and entertainment. Admission is free. on hand, courtesy of the
A preview party is planned for February 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. This is a ticketed Youth Symphony mem- Crowd at last year's ArtFest
event. Go to artfestfortmyers.com for tickets. bers. Crowd at last year's ArtFest
Sanibel's Only Crocodile
Is Found Dead
by Anne Mitchell
anibel's famous crocodile the northernmost of its species has died.
The female croc, who was a sensation every time she showed up in the JN L
"Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge, was found dead Tuesday following a prolonged
period of extreme cold.
For many years, visitors from around the world would frequently head to the refuge
to see if she was basking in the sun along Wildlife Drive, often with her mouth wide
open to cool off.
Her long snout and protruding teeth distinguished her from Sanibel's alligators.
The American crocodile, a rarity north of the Florida Keys, is an endangered species.
For several years she laid eggs on Wild Lime Drive on Sanibel's west end, and
would rest under Janie Howland's piling home. Howland "adopted" the crocodile,
which favored her secluded driveway until a few years ago when she nested in Gulf
Shores and other places.
Howland said Tuesday that she was saddened by the croc's demise.
"She was my girl," said Howland, who recalled one summer night setting her alarm
clock for three-hour intervals to check whether the croc's eggs had hatched and to see
her carry the young to the water behind her home. The crocodile was about 11 feet long photo by Janie Howland
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers,
Then And Now:
Bayview Court In Progress
by Gerri Reaves
,..- 1 ayview Court was created in the mid 1920s, as Fort
-Myers "urbanized" and redefined itself as an up and com-
SL ing city, no longer just a town. Cities across the nation
S began to refashion themselves according to the tenants of what
S we now call "New Urbanism."
Among those tenants are pedestrian friendliness, walkability,
mixed-use, and quality architecture and urban design.
SAll these years later, Bayview Court, which joins First and
Bay Streets just west of Hendry, provides pedestrians a pleasant
Today one can still catch a glimpse of the river from First by
looking north through Bayview Court.
Meander down the court and you'll see more tasteful architectural evidence of the
city's plunge into its urban, more sophisticated look as the boom flourished and the
city grew rapidly.
In this circa 1925 photo, we see the rise of the distinctive narrow three-story build-
ing that still stands on the east side of the First Street entrance to the court.
The Mediterranean-style building, completed in 1925 or 1926, features several
lovely iron balconies and other decorative touches. Fortunately, this gem of a building,
which today is Salon Nicholas, was saved in the 1960s.
In this circa 1925 photo, Bayview Court is in the midst of creation
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
This section of First Street actually looks much better than it did more than 80 years ago.
Today, Salon Nicholas is located in the attractive building at Bayview Court's First Street
entrance, and the new streetscaping evokes the boom-time that created the court.
Downtown's new streetscaping, benches, and light posts take us back to those eco-
nomically upbeat 1920s and recreate the Bayview Court entrance as one of the most
enticing spots on First.
Just two or three years before this photo was taken, that section of the street had a
very different look, however. While the Heitman-Evans Hardware Store on the north-
west corner at Hendry was already a mainstay (today's Fowler, White, Boggs), a pri-
vate resident occupied the area that would soon be transformed into an urban walkway
leading to the Caloosahatchee River.
The historic eastward view is notable for what is not present the magnificent
1933 post office that became today's Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
Instead, we look over and beyond the property of the recently deceased Harvie E.
Heitman at Jackson Street and discern the monumental Royal Palm Hotel (demolished
Walk down to the First Street entrance to Bayview Court and appreciate the beauty
and civilizing nature of downtown's historic walkways to the river.
Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to see
the exhibit Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb. Ask about
their Escorted Day Trips.
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 and buy
tickets for the February 15 annual Cracker Dinner.
Call 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer and the archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Fort Myers News-Press.4
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Winter Estates Programs For February
Movie Summer Camp 2009
R bruary at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with Thomas
Edison's Birthday Celebration, Estates Antique Car Show, Brunch with Mina
Edison and the continuation of Sneak Peek Tours as well as a variety of other
special programs throughout the month. The schedule includes:
Sneak Peek Tours February 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. features new behind-
the-scenes tours inside the Edison and Ford homes. These tours are offered free to
members and $40 for non-members. In addition, lunch will be served riverside follow-
ing the tour for $15 per person. Due to the intimate nature of Sneak Peek Tours,
space is limited and registration is required.
Home Schoolers: Movie Making Secrets, February 5, 1-3 lets home schooled stu-
dents act, direct, operate a camera and build a set while learning about Edison's contri-
butions to the movie industry.
The programs follow the Lee County mandated program and addresses environ-
mental science, history and reading SOLS. Pre-visit curriculum materials will be mailed
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Antique Car Show 2009
to registered families. Registration is required. Cost: members $5; non-members $15
(one adult, one child) with an additional $5 per child.
Antique Car Show, February 6 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature nearly 100 antique
car collectors displaying their vehicles throughout the Ford Estate. Other activities
during the day include live music, food available for purchase on the Ford Cottage
Terrace, Mr. and Mrs. Ford leading informal tours. Free for members and $5 for non-
Antique Car Show Model T Tour and Lecture, February 6, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m
Learn the history of Henry Ford and his automobiles through the estates collection.
Participants will tour the Ford Estate and meet antique car owners who will provide
information specific to their Ford vehicle. Members free; non-members $5, lecture
included in the price of admission.
Naples Historical Society Presentation, February 6, 2 p.m. will be in the estates
museum. Elaine Reed and John Mayer of the Naples Historical Society will present
Tales from the Past, a history of the City of Naples. They will discuss the pioneers
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Naples on the map. Members free, non-
members $12 adults, $6 children ages
six to 12; includes admission to the lab
Etiquette at the Estates, February 6,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages six to 12,
teaches proper introduction, handshakes
and dining etiquette during a three-course
meal. The classes will be taught by eti-
quette expert Suzanne Willis who has
been teaching similar classes throughout
the nation. Registration is required.
Cost $40 for members, $50 for non-
New Volunteer Orientation, February
9, 10 a.m. will offer a chance to learn
about volunteer opportunities, poli-
cies and general museum information.
This is a mandatory training for all new
volunteers but potential volunteers are
Edison 163rd Birthday Celebration
and Book Signing, February 11, 10 a.m.
will be a celebration of Edison's birthday
with the staff, distinguished guests and
Edison Park Elementary School students
who will perform music from the Edison
era. Performance begins at 10 a.m.
with cake to follow. The event is free to
the public. In addition, Tom Smoot, Jr.
author of The Edisons in Fort Myers;
John Sheppard, author of One Man's
Family in Early Fort Myers; and Alan S.
Maltz, author of Visions of Beauty Fort
Myers, Sanibel & Beyond, will be avail-
able to sign their books throughout the
morning in the Heritage Gardens.
Brunch with Mrs. Edison on February
12 and 13 at 11 a.m. will have story-
teller, writer, playwright and professional
actress Nan Colton bringing to life the
remarkable and charitable Mina Edison
with unforgettable tales of "living with a
genius." Brunch will be served in the gar-
dens. Hats are encouraged. Reservations
are required and seating is limited.
Members $50; non-members $60; group
Docent Training, February 18, 9
a.m. is mandatory for new volunteers
who are interested in becoming porch,
lab and museum docents or group tour
Art in the Gardens, Butterflies at the
Estates exhibit is February 28 through
June. Students create an environmentally
interactive artwork exhibit using recycled
materials to make lifelike garden art. The
exhibit is sponsored by The Foundation
of Lee County Public Schools, ArtFest,
and Truly Nolen. The exhibit is free to
For additional information call 334-
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PACE Center To Honor
Three Local Women
At Grande Dames Tea
T he Lee County PACE Center for Girls has selected
three more women to be honored at the second
annual Grande Dames Tea, an event that recog-
nizes some of the community's most revered women.
This year's honorees are: -
Jeanne Bochette award-winning dancer who per-
formed at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and
Ballet Royal before founding Studio Bochette in Fort
Myers, where she has taught the art of dance to thou-
sands of youngsters for nearly 60 years;
Helen Hendry one of Florida's top nurserywomen
and manager of the former Everglades Nursery in Fort
Myers for more than 30 years, which supplied tropi-
cal plants and flowering trees to DisneyWorld, Cypress
Gardens and the New York's World's Fair, among others; Jeanne Bochette
Veronica Shoemaker former Fort Myers City
Councilwoman who was the first minority ever elected to office in Lee County.
Shoemaker's political career spanned 25 years and included replacing dilapidated
housing in Dunbar, winning a federal desegregation lawsuit, and founding Source of
Light & Hope Development Center to house abused or neglected children.
The Grande Dames Tea will take place Tuesday, March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.
"We are delighted that these three women have agreed to join us for an afternoon
of sharing their experiences with the audience and the girls of the PACE Center," said
Grande Dames Tea Chair Dena Geraghty, who also is a member of the Lee PACE
Center Board of Directors.
Invitations to the Grande Dames Tea will be mailed in late January. Cost is $50 per
person. Table sponsorships are also available.
This is the second year of the popular Grande Dames Tea, which last year hon-
ored philanthropists Berne Davis, Eleanore Kleist and Barbara B. Mann. The Grande
Dames Tea was started by the Lee PACE Center for Girls last year to honor women
who have played major roles in Lee County history through decades of service, philan-
thropy and helping others.
The theme of this year's event is The Wisdom of Age Honoring the Female
Spirit. "This is the perfect opportunity for our community and the PACE girls to honor
these women, and to learn of the challenges and success of their life experiences,
The agenda for the tea will include interaction between the PACE girls and the
three grande dames in a question and answer format that Geraghty said "is sure to be
thought-provoking and poignant."
Co-chair of the event is Andrea Prather of the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre,
who also is a board member of the PACE Center for Girls, Lee County.
Our email address is email@example.com
The PACE Center for Girls, Inc., is a non-residential delinquency prevention pro-
gram targeting the unique needs of girls 12 to 18 years old who are faced with chal-
lenges such as foster care, domestic violence, and declining grades. Many girls also
experience abuse and neglect, death of a parent, substance abuse, and/or a family
history of incarceration.
PACE is a Florida-based, not for profit organization, and the only statewide preven-
tion program for adolescent at-risk girls in the nation. Its mission is to provide girls and
young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, train-
ing and advocacy. Since the Lee County program opened its doors in 2007, more
than 250 girls have been served, helping them on the journey to begin lives of dignity
and success. PACE accepts referrals from the juvenile justice system, the Department
of Children & Families, school personnel, community services agencies, parents,
family members, friends and self-referrals. PACE Center goals are to intervene and
prevent school withdrawal, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and
welfare dependency, in a safe and nurturing environment.
For information about the Grande Dames Tea or to become a sponsor contact
PACE Development Director Melissa Simontis at 425-2366, ext. 25, Dena Geraghty
at 851-1028 or visit www.pacecenter.org.0
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Along the River
Hotel Indigo in the down-
town River District is offering
a Valentine's Day package.
Reserve a standard king room for
two adults on the night of Saturday,
February 14, and receive strawberries
and champage upon arrival. The price
is $109 plus tax. Upgrades to suites are
available for an additional charge.
Hotel Indigo is located at 1520
Broadway, Fort Myers. For reservations,
The Sandy Butler Restaurant and
Market is providing a variety of choices
for Valentine's Day dining and shopping.
On Valentine's Day, Chef Michael
Ragusa is serving a special four-course
brunch for $22 per person. The first
course is a mixed berry parfait with mas-
carpone mousse. For the second course,
guests may choose either a chocolate
waffle with strawberry syrup or Bananas
Foster pancake. The three choices for
the third course are quiche Lorraine, eggs
Benedict and spinach Florentine omelet
with Gruyere cream sauce. The fourth
course is a chocolate fudge brownie with
raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3
For a four-course Valentine's Day
dinner, Chef Ragusa will offer a chilled
strawberry soup with mascarpone cream
and chocolate shavings or potato ched-
dar ale soup topped with crispy pancetta
for the first course. The second course
includes a choice of a wedge salad or
baby field greens with roasted red beets
and pecan encrusted goat cheese tossed
in raspberry vinaigrette. Course three
features three choices: a surf and turf
entree which includes Maine lobster tail
and filet mignon with peppercorn or
bearnaise sauce; lobster ravioli in lobster
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Ft Myers, FL 33907
Hotel Indigo in downtown Fort Myers is
offering a Valentine's Day package for
sherry cream sauce; or bouillabaisse with
lobster, shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels
and grouper in tomato broth. For the
fourth course, guests will be served a
flourless chocolate cake with vanilla bean
ice cream. The cost is $50 per person.
Dinner is available from 5 to 9 p.m.
For reservations, call The Sandy Butler
Restaurant at 482-6765, ext. 1.
Doc Ford's Fort Myers Beach has
live music every weekend. On Fridays
through the month of January, Geo
is playing at 3 p.m. followed by Soul
Machine at 7 p.m. On Saturday, January
30, Overthrowing Amy takes the stage
at 3 p.m. with Groove Kings at 7 p.m.
On Sunday through January, it is Tom
Foolery at 3 p.m. and the Steve Farst
Trio at 7 p.m.
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noon to 2 p.m. and
4 to 6 p.m.
Doc Ford's Fort
Myers Beach offers
lunch and dinner
in its indoor dining
room and on the dockside patio. The
restaurant is located at 708 Fisherman's
Wharf. Call 765-9660 or go to www.
docfords.com for more information.
On Tuesday, February 16, the Bar
Association Bistro and Lounge is
having an all day Mardi Gras party.
Owners Ron Kopko and Mark Solomon
have scheduled two stilt walkers who will
be throwing beads from the courtyard.
They are also giving away hats, masks
and wigs and are serving Cajun food and
speciality drinks from 11 a.m. to close.
The Bar Association Bistro and
Lounge is located at 1609 Hendry Street
in historic downtown Fort Myers. Call
Fancy Flamingo Antiques in his-
toric downtown Fort Myers is gearing up
for another busy winter season. Jesse
Williams, owner, has a large stock of
The Market Place at Shell Point
hell Point Retirement Community
will offer visitors a glimpse into the
daily life of a Shell Point resident
during the Shell Point Showcase Open
House on Thursday, February 11, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free and
open to the public.
According to Lynn Schneider, assistant
vice president of marketing, "The 'Shell
Point Showcase' was chosen to provide
visitors the opportunity to explore the
community, to visit with Shell Point resi-
dents, and discover the groups, activities,
and clubs that provide such a diverse life-
style for more than 2,200 residents who
There will be light refreshments, door
prizes, a health fair, tours of the commu-
nity and several decorated models, as well
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antiques, vintage clothes, decorative art
and unique collectibles. Stop by at 2259
Widman Way and see for yourself. Hours
are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to
Turn your favorite photographs into
hangable art at DanSigns. Dan Nelson,
owner, specializes in enlarging and
printing photos on canvas. He also cre-
ates boat graphics, signs and banners.
DanSigns is located at 2503 Main Street,
Fort Myers Beach across from Salty
Sam's Marina. Call 463-3656.:
as presentations offering detailed informa-
tion about lifecare and how to become a
resident of Shell Point. Guests will also be
able to tour the Shell Point Train Room,
which will be running throughout the
event. There will also be opportunities for
shopping at a Farmer's Marketplace, craft
sale, used book sale hosted by the Shell
Point Library, and the resident Gift Shop
will be open for business as well.
For more information, call 466-11310
The Lakes Park Enrichment
Foundation in cooperation
with the Lee County Parks and
Recreation and market managers Jean
Baer and Betsy Ventura announce the
opening of a new community market at
Lakes Park. This open-air market will
feature vendors to include baked goods,
live plants, honey, pasta, cheese, fresh
seafood, local produce, organic veg-
etables, nuts, soaps, and area arts and
The market will open Friday, January
29 and run each Friday through May
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On opening day,
the award winning country band One
Night Rodeo will provide entertainment.
There are no pets allowed in the park. If
you are interested in being a vendor or a
volunteer, or if you have questions con-
tact one the market managers by email
at: firstname.lastname@example.org or jenningssims@
aol.com. Lakes Park is at 7330 Gladiolus
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On Sunday March 28, the inaugu-
ral running of the Florida Wiener
Dog Derby will be held at The
Shell Factory in North Fort Myers.
Dachshunds of all sizes, shapes, and
ages will compete in four separate race
divisions in order to determine the fastest
Wiener Dog. Race divisions will consist of
a Puppy division ages four to 18 months,
an Adult division for ages 18 months to
seven years and an Old School division
for seven years and up. A Masters divi-
sion will also include all wiener dogs of
qualifying race age that wish to compete
and claim the title Florida Wiener Dog
Derby Masters Champion.
Winners in each division will receive a
plaque recognizing their accomplishment,
plus free entry into the Masters division
race for the 2011 Florida Wiener Dog
Derby. The overall or Masters Champion
will receive a cash prize, plaque, free
entry into the Masters division race for
the 2011 derby and the coveted Wien
Jacket signifying them as the champion
in an awards ceremony immediately fol-
lowing racing action.
Racing is open to all dachshunds four
months of age and show records indi-
cating they are of a dachshund breed.
A copy of current shot records will be
required prior to entry or the dog will
not be eligible. All dogs must be leashed
when not racing.
An entry fee of $10 will be charged
per entrant per race. Dogs may race in
two divisions the dog's age division plus
the Masters division. Dogs that are pre-
registered by March 10 can enter two
divisions for $15. Owners who have four
or more dogs within their immediate fam-
ily will receive one free entry fee for every
Registration begins at noon with races
starting at 1:30 p.m. All dog breeds are
invited to attend with owners but must
be leashed at all times. No coolers will be
allowed but food and drinks are available
at The Shell Factory. Bleacher seating will
be available but attendees can also bring
blankets and lawn chairs.
Florida Wiener Dog Derby Inc. is a
State of Florida registered non-profit
organization. Proceeds will be donated
to the Pets are Working Saints Ministry
(PAWS) and the Lee County Animal
Refuge Center (ARC) for the care and
support of animals in need. Race spon-
sors include Doug Dailey Investigations
and Wyndham Hotels
The Shell Factory is open year round
and admission is free.
For more information, visit http://
floridawienerdogderby.com or to reg-
ister call Florida Wiener Dog Derby
Inc. at (239) 839-7760 or e-mail
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At Indian Creek
Wood carvers from around the
United States will be exhibiting
their wood carvings and demon-
strating their various carving techniques
at the annual Woodcarving Exhibit on
Saturday, February 6 at Indian Creek
Mobile Home Park, two blocks south of
Summerlin Road in South Fort Myers.
The exhibit will be held from 10 a.m. to
There is no charge for admission or
parking. The public is invited to attend
the exhibit, presented by the Indian Creek
Carvers. Attendees will be able to view
prize winning carvings from recent com-
petitions as well as completed projects
and carvings in progress. Wood carving
supplies and equipment will be available
Indian Creek Carvers meet weekly
throughout the year on Thursdays from
9 a.m. to noon and on Fridays between
January and April. Instruction is avail-
able for beginners and advanced carvers
enhance their skills during the regular
Additional information about the
exhibit or Indian Creek Carvers may be
obtained by contacting Chet Frye at 826-
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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.
Gala To Benefit Free Workshops
Local Non-Profits For Nonprofits
ur Lee County non-profit orga-
izations will benefit from the
proceeds of the inaugural Gifts
of Grace Gala being held at the Hyatt
Regency Coconut Point Resort on
Saturday, March 6.
The casino night event will be held
from 6 to 10 p.m. Agencies ben-
efitting from the event are the Harry
Chapin Food Bank, Abuse Counseling
& Treatment (ACT), Children's Home
Society of Florida (Southwest Florida divi-
sion), and PACE Center for Girls (Lee
The Gifts of Grace Gala is being
sponsored by the Berry and King Wealth
Management Group and Kelly L. Fayer,
PA in memory of Fayer's grandmother,
with the desire to assist women and chil-
dren hardest hit by the current recession.
Committees of local volunteers are assist-
ing with sponsorships and tickets sales to
raise funds for the non-profit organiza-
For morel information about the gala,
sponsorships, or purchasing tickets, call
Shannon Jackson at 277-3651.
Food For Flowers
he Southwest Florida Community
Foundation (SWFLCF) is offer-
ing its annual grant workshops
to area nonprofits at five locations this
year. Attendees will learn about upcom-
ing grant opportunities and changes to
current Community Foundation grant
There is no cost to attend the work-
shops. The dates, times, and locations
Monday, February 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.,
Big Arts, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel;
Monday, February 8 from 9 to 11
a.m., Alliance for the Arts, 10091
McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers.
To attend one of the workshops,
RSVP by February 1 to rsvp@floridacom-
munity.com and specify which session
will be attended. For more information,
contact Anne Douglas at 274-5900.
The Southwest Florida Community
Foundation has been supporting the com-
munities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades
and Hendry counties through endowed
funds for over 33 years and has provided
more than $44 million in grants and
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opportunity to provide help to
the needy as well as a loved
one. Through its Food for Flowers pro-
gram, the florist will give a discount on
Valentines's Day flower orders to those
who donate non-perishable food items.
The food will go to the Harry Chapin
Food Bank in Fort Myers.
Food items must be brought to either
Messmer Florist's 3366 Cleveland
Avenue or 8695 College Parkway loca-
tion by Wednesday, February 10 to
qualify for the discount. A $1 discount
per food item up to $10 will be given to
those who donate. The offer is for carry-
out purchase or local delivery on February
12, 13, or 14.
For more information call Messmer
Florist, at 936-2131.2
ring the whole family to the
second annual mid-winter luau
to benefit the Ostego Bay
Foundation on Sunday, January 31.
The event will be held from 11 a.m.
to 8 p.m. at the Yucatan Beach Stand,
250 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers
Beach, at the base of the Sky Bridge.
The family friendly luau will have food,
drinks, live music, a fire artist, 25 ven-
dors, prizes and giveaways. Admission is
For information call 765-8101.4
by Gerri Reaves
W hen asked about her motiva-
tion for volunteering for Voices
for Kids of Southwest Florida
(VFK), JoAnne Holt recalls reading
about cases "that ripped my heart out."
Once the younger of two children
completed high school, she saw it as a
time she could begin to "give back" and
fulfill her passion for children.
"If you're blessed, you give back. It's
She had wanted to be a Guardian ad
Litem (GAL) for a long time. While going
through the GAL training two years
ago, she was approached by Monica
Monahan, executive director of VFK.
Monahan asked Holt to consider being
on the VFK board so she volunteered
for both organizations.
She is now the new president of the
VFK board of directors, a position that
gives her a unique perspective on how
the symbiotic non-profits work together.
She knows that being a GAL enables her
to be a more effective VFK board mem-
VFK's sole mission is to support the
GAL program, which is an indepen-
dent voice for children who have been
removed from their homes for their own
protection and are living with relatives
The Democratic Women's Club will
hold its monthly meeting Saturday,
February 13, at the Royal Palm
Yacht Club, 2360 West First Street, Fort
The speakers will be Florence and
Richard Nogaj. Richard Nogaj has written
a book, Don't Retire, Get Inspired, of
which the proceeds will go to Harvest For
They will tell of the joys and challenges
they have faced in their give-back work.
The luncheon meeting is 10:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. The luncheon price is $18. Guests
To make a reservation call 466-8381.
More information about the DWC is
available at www.dwc-lee.com.0
The Unitarian Universalist Church
of Fort Myers announces the
start of its 11th annual Signature
Chamber Concert season.
The Doug Cameron Quartet will
perform the season's first concert on
Sunday, January 31. Cameron is an
internationally known master of the vio-
lin. 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 Parkway.
Tickets in advance are $17 or $20 at
the door. One $8 student ticket covers
JoAnne Holt, new president of the board
of directors of Voices for Kids of Southwest
Florida photo by Gerri Reaves
or a licensed foster parent. It is best
described as GAL's fundraising arm.
When GAL identifies a child's need,
be it for tutoring, eyeglasses, or funds
for a school activity, the guardian goes
to VFK for resources. If a resource isn't
available, the organization does its best to
Many types of donations play a role in
Tickets to a sports event, for example,
can provide a child's family with a special
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 calling 303-9165. Further informa-
tion is available at www.signaturecon-
Church Yard Sale
each United Methodist Church's
annual Yard Sale will take place
on Saturday, January 30 from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be hot dogs, ice cream, and
pie. All proceeds will benefit the church's
Missions Outreach program.
Beach United Methodist Church is
located at 155 Bay Road, behind the
library on Fort Myers Beach. For more
information, call the church office at 463-
Heaven Study At
each United Methodist Church will
host lunch and a Heaven Study on
Sunday, February 7, 14, 21 and
28 starting at noon in the Fellowship
Hall, based on Randy Alcorn's book,
Pastor Jeanne Davis, Susie Bloom
and Judy Billings will guide the group
through the promises concerning Heaven
that are found in the Bible. There is no
cost, and all are welcome.
Beach United Methodist Church is
located at 155 Bay Road, behind the
Library on Fort Myers Beach. Call the
church office at 463-9656 to sign up.#
outing they couldn't otherwise afford. A
donation of dance or gymnastic classes
allows a student to develop talents that
would otherwise be ignored. Bedroom
furniture enables grandparents to make a
new home for a grandchild.
Some children experience their first
birthday party ever thanks to VFK's
Happier Birthdays program.
Holt is very clear about what's great
about the work she does, and her enthu-
siasm and motivation seem boundless.
She's especially excited about new "ener-
gy-driven" board members who share her
goal of making things happen.
"If I can be a part of raising the money
for the program that helps the kids, that's
Her attitude is not "We can't" but
It's really hard work, especially in the
current economy, she adds. The key is
creating affordable, enjoyable fundraising
opportunities that encourage people to
To that end, on February 24, VFK
is holding its first annual Humanitarian
Dinner and Charity Auction to honor the
2010 Humanitarian of the Year. Tickets
Holt envisions a time when VFK will
be so successful that it will not always
have to rely on the children's programs
provided by the State of Florida. That
option will ensure that children get the
highest quality psychological and psychi-
atric care or drug counseling available.
When a child has been uprooted
from his home and had his "whole world
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ripped out from underneath him," as
Holt puts it, what he needs is "tender lov-
ing care and a lot of help." He's adjust-
ing to an entirely new environment and
understandably feels displaced.
If VFK doesn't have the funds or in-
kind donation for that kind of service, the
child goes without.
However, successful fundraising
means that children can be involved in
programs and receive the tutoring they
need. The result will be children with self-
confidence and self-worth. As they grow
into independent adults, they are less
likely to cycle again into the state system
How can individuals and businesses
help VFK? By donating printing services;
advertising, website design; specialized
attorney services; mental-health therapy;
lessons in music, karate, or dance; sports
scholarships to pay for uniforms and
equipment; medical and dental care; and
general office assistance.
VFK also hopes to hear from volun-
teers who like organizing parties, golf
tournaments, and other functions.
Contact Monica Monahan at Monica@
voicesforkids.org or 533-1434 to learn
how you can support Voices for Kids in
its vital work for the 20th Judicial Circuit.
Or go to www.voicesforkids.org for more
The office is located at 2075 W. First
Street in Fort Myers.
Each week, Who's Volunteering?
honors people who make Southwest
Florida a better place to live.0
10 THERIVER JANUARY29,2010
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 e-mail: 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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Church Presents Chamber Concert
O n Monday February 8, Beach
United Methodist Church will
present the third concert in
The Hibiscus Series in the sanctuary
beginning at 7 p.m. The program will
feature a chamber orchestra comprised ..P;
of principal players from the SWFL
Symphony and the church's Chancel
There is no admission charge and the
concert is open to the public
Under the direction of Dr. Douglas
Renfroe, director of music and fine arts
at the church, the featured work will be
Haydn's Little Organ Mass. In addition,
the Chamber Orchestra will play thea
haunting Barber Adagio for Strings.
The guest organist for this concert is
Neil Page from Exeter, England. Page
began playing professionally at the age
of 13. He has served as guest organist
at Exeter Cathedral and is considered a
leading expert in treble and adult choirs
throughout the United Kingdom. In
2009, Page was appointed special asso- Johanna Fincher
ciate organist at St. Boniface Episcopal
Church on Siesta Key, Florida and has
developed a small professional vocal ensemble that performs throughout the Sarasota-
Featured soprano soloist is Johanna Fincher, who has sung with the Sarasota
Opera and has danced with the Sarasota Ballet. Known equally for her lyric coloratura
voice as well as her choreographing ability, she will also be singing Mozart's Laudate
Dominum, Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Pie Jesu and Gershwin's Summertime. Fincher
has toured as a soloist in Scotland, Bulgaria, Austria, Romania and Slovakia, as well as
with several symphonies throughout Florida.
THERIVER JANUARY29,2010 11
She will be returning in June 2010 as soloist for the Varna International Music
Festival and the International Choral Festival, joining bass baritone Douglas Renfroe on
several additional concerts as well.
There will be a free will offering to help offset expenses, and sponsorship opportu-
nities are available to support the continuation of this concert series. After the concert,
there will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall to allow time to meet the artists and
to learn of the opportunity to travel to Europe and Israel in June. Non-musicians are
invited, although there will be a performance in seven cities, featuring the Mozart
Requiem and concerts featuring Douglas Renfroe.
Beach United Methodist Church is located at 155 Bay Road, directly behind the
Library, on Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call the church office at 463-
Rotary Club Of Fort Myers Donates
10 Shelter Boxes To Haiti Relief
he Rotary Club of Fort Myers has donated $10,000 to provide 10 Shelter
Boxes that will assist up to 100 individuals impacted by the earthquake in
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter,
warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide
At the heart of every ShelterBox is a 10-person tent. Every box contains a chil-
dren's pack containing drawing books, crayons and pens. For children who have lost
most, if not all of their possessions, these small gifts are treasured.
The boxes also contain a life-saving means of water purification and a basic tool kit
containing a hammer, axe, saw, trenching shovel, hoe head, pliers and wire cutters.
As well as a host of other essential items, the ShelterBox contains a multi-fueled cook
stove and eating utensils.
The ShelterBox team has already established three operation centers in Haiti to
facilitate and manage the distribution of these vital supplies.
For years, Rotary International has supported ShelterBox and been a vocal advo-
cate to provide these most basic supplies at various disasters around the world.
The Rotary Club of Fort Myers is Southwest Florida's oldest and largest Rotary
Club, chartered in 1922 and presently has 183 members.
For more information about the ShelterBox program visit www.shelterboxusa.org.M
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Sending Help To
The Fort Myers Salvation Army
office receives daily updates
on the relief efforts in place to
help rebuild Haiti after the devastating
earthquake. One day last week, The
Salvation Army gave a five-day sup-
ply of food to nearly 7,000 people.
Hundreds of others, including infants
at an orphanage, received medical care
from Salvation Army doctors who are
responding to the earthquake. In the
U.S., more personnel and supplies are
being sent to the country to join the
700 Salvation Army workers who are
permanently stationed in Haiti.
The Salvation Army has had a pres-
ence in Haiti since 1950 and operates
schools, clinics, a hospital, feeding
programs, children's homes and church-
related activities through some 60 Corps
community centers across Haiti.
In times of disaster, monetary dona-
tions and prayers are the two most criti-
cal needs as supplies and personnel are
mobilized. One hundred percent of all
disaster donations go directly toward relief
efforts. Funds are used for immediate
response services as The Salvation Army
works collaborativly with fellow service
agencies to provide food, medical care
and shelter to those in need. The Army
also incorporates a long-term response to
help people rebuild their homes and lives.
Donors may contribute $10 via
their phone bill by text messaging the
word "HAITI" to 52000, and con-
firming the donation with the word
"Yes." Donors can also give via www.
ARMY and through the mail at: The
Salvation Army, 10291 McGregor Blvd.,
Fort Myers, FL 33919. To date, more
than $4.79 million has been donated
to The Salvation Army's relief efforts in
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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.4
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comprised of over 150 singers from more
than 100 different churches throughout
the greater Washington, DC area. Their
weekly inspirational broadcast, "Psalm 95"
is heard on over 400 radio stations in
every state, all of Canada and beyond.
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Following Fish Kill;
Plenty Of Trout Remain
by Capt. Matt Mitchell
T he extent of the cold water fish kill has been much worse
than expected, with thousands of dead fish floating in
canals and all over the bay this past week. I do not ever
remember seeing so many large snook dead from any one sin-
gle event. The water temperature in the canal I fish from one
day was a chilly 43 degrees, which is way too cold for some of
our subtropical fish to live through.
Talk about depressing. One deep water mangrove canal I fish
during the winter months was lined with hundreds of floating
dead snook of 30 inches and larger. Snook take years to grow
to that size so it could take a few years for our snook fishery to
bounce back to what it just was just a month ago. Nature works
in cycles and this kind of kill-off has happened before and will happen again. For
whatever reason this was the year to thin out the snook population and only the stron-
The Florida Wildlife Commission did take emergency action on January 15 by clos-
ing spring season on snook which is now not planned to open until at least September
1. This should help out the snook and should buy some more time for research and to
give scientists a better idea of the damage done to the stock. If needed the FWC could
close snook season for even longer. Whatever it takes to bring back the numbers of
this premier gamefish should be done in my opinion. As most people have known for
a long time, snook are a much more valuable resource than just a food fish.
Sea trout fishing has really picked up this week with lots of slot-sized fish caught all
over the sound. Working edges and drop-offs of deeper channels that run through or
up to grass flats has been the pattern to get on these fish. One of my favorite winter
time trout channels is the deep channel that runs on the east side of Chino Island.
Either drift fishing or sitting on the anchor have both been productive ways to fish it.
When drift fishing I have been using soft plastic shrimp on a 1/4 oz. or bigger jig
head depending on the speed of the tide. The faster the tide the larger the jig head
you will need to bounce the bottom. When anchored, live handpicked shrimp fished
on the bottom have worked best. The trout have been hanging near or close to the
bottom. There have been some real big ones in the mix with a 26-inch "gator" being
the trout of the week on my boat.
The traditional way of drift fishing trout on the flats using a live shrimp under a
popping cork has also been a good way to go. Generally live shrimp fished on the flats
get stolen quickly by pinfish and catfish but with most of the bait stealers killed off by
the cold all you're going to catch is trout and ladyfish. For kids and not-so-experienced
anglers this is easy fishing with hits almost every cast once you find the trout.
The Cajun Thunder popping cork rigs, which came out the last few years, are also
an awesome method for catching trout. The rig consists of a popping cork with a soft
plastic shrimp/Berkley Gulp shrimp rigged about three feet under it on a jig head. This
rig produces almost as many fish as the traditional live shrimp/popping cork rig and
you don't go through a ton of live bait. Loudly popping the bobber draws the trout in
Trout are without a doubt one of the more angler-friendly fish and popular game-
fish in the state of Florida. They can be targeted year-round but winter time fishing
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Joel Baughman from Michigan with a trout. Fish up to 20 inches will be common all win-
produces some of the biggest ones of the year. Cold clear water and bright sunny skies
make for an ideal time to trout fish.
Another joy of the seatrout is that they can be caught by fishing so many different
ways from top water to live bait and just about any way in between. What trout lack in
fight they make up for in sheer numbers and they have a very aggressive strike. They
are a great species for learning how to fish with artificial baits or even a fly rod. Soft
plastics are at the top of the list for me when I target trout. Even if you have never
fished soft plastic baits, without too much effort you can catch trout.
Regulations on seatrout are four per angler between 15 to 20 inches and one of
the four can be over 20 inches.
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 coun-
try fishing guide for more than 10 years. If you have comments or questions email
Artificial Lures Seminar
On Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to noon, Capt. George Howell will hold
a seminar about the use of artificial lures. Every style will be covered from hard
plastics, soft plastics, spoons, top water and trolling. He will also explain in
detail how to rig them all for fishing.
Hands on practice will follow informational discussion, with Capt. Howell demon-
strating retrieves and casting from the Cape Coral Yacht Club shoreline. Equipment
will be provided to allow attendees to try these methods.
For more information and cost of the seminar, call Mark Hunter at 574
And Charts Class
The popular Local Waters/Local
Charts class will be held on
Saturday, February 6 from 8:15
a.m. to noon. at the San Carlos Bay
Sail & Power Squadron classroom.
The class is directed towards new boat-
ers and boaters new to the area, as well
as those wishing to learn chart reading.
It will provide some of the basics of navi-
gation, oriented to the Fort Myers area.
Students will be using chart 11427 and
must bring this chart to class. Optional
on-the-water training is also offered at a
The cost of the class is $40.
The classroom is at 16048 San Carlos
Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road
(across from ACE Hardware). Register at
www.scbps.com or call 466-4040.0
he San Carlos Bay Sail & Power
Squadron, a unit of the United
States Power Squadrons, will be
offering a class in basic GPS operation on
Saturday, February 6, from 1:15 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. This is the last time this class is
offered until the fall.
The class is designed to introduce
new users to GPS. The class will include
discussions of marine navigation, how a
GPS works and its limitations. There will
be an extensive presentation on what a
GPS can do and what a boater can do
with GPS. For those interested in pur-
chasing a GPS, you will learn some of
the key features to look for'
The cost of the class is $40.
The squadron cClassroom is at 16048
San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of
Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware).
Students can register online at www.
scbps.com or call 466-4040.M
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by Brian Johnson
O n January 11 Coby Pawlowski, an 8th grader at
Lexington Middle School, came across a white ibis in
trouble in the yard of his San Carlos Park home in Fort
"He acted like he was drunk," said Coby. "He couldn't walk
or fly and was trying to get through a fence."
Coby scooped him up and drove to CROW with his mother,
Cathy. The bird was quiet on the trip to Sanibel, and they were
....happy to transport him to the clinic, which undoubtedly saved his
life. "It was pretty cool," said Coby. "I learned a lot, it was a neat
"It was an unusual case," said Dr. Amber McNamara. "We don't get many ibis, but
the ones that do arrive are most often victims of vehicle collisions or entanglement in
fishing line and fishing hooks. We were not sure what happened to this particular bird,
probably some type of trauma as he had a little bit of dried blood on his right shoul-
The bird stumbled as staff examined him. He seemed to suffer from ataxia, defined
by Wikipedia as a "non-specific clinical manifestation implying dysfunction of parts of
the nervous system that coordinate
movement, such as the cerebellum." In
other words, he may have banged his
head and was feeling dizzy.
"He was even more wobbly the
next day, often falling over," said Dr.
Staff gave him pain medication,
vitamins, and the herbs Body Sore and
St. John's Wort. Over the next couple J
of days they offered him an assortment ,
of kitten chow, scrambled eggs, super
worms, crickets and fish. "He nibbled ,::
here and there," said Dr. Amber.
On Day 4 she put him a tub with
two inches of water. "He seemed to
enjoy his time in the bathtub, he may White ibis being given pain medication and
have felt more at home," she said. vitamins
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As he was not eating suf-
ficient amounts on his own,
staff began tubing him a fish
slurry along with his medica-
It concerned Dr. Amber
that on Day 8 the ibis was ..
still quite wobbly." She
decided to turn to a potent
tool in her medical kit: the
Chinese herb Stasis in the
Mansion of the Mind. "There
was stagnant Qi in his brain,
and this herb helps to move
the stagnation and restore
balance" said Dr. Amber.
Over the next few days
the bird finally emerged from
his dazed condition. He is
now much more stable on
his feet, living in a double-
wide in ICU, but will soon
be ready to go to an outdoor
"He's eating crickets
mostly," said Dr. Amber. "I
don't know how many bugs
he's eaten, probably over
100 per day. I see him look- White ibis standing in one inch of water in the bathtub
ing at his mirror for much of
the day, he is anxious to get
back with the flock."
The ibis is expected to be returned to the wild sometime in February.
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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The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) released its pro-
posed numeric nutrient standards
for Florida's freshwaters on January
14. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation (SCCF) policy staff will be
reviewing the proposed limits. You can
access the information at http://www.
Public participation and input are
encouraged at one of three public hear-
ings in February on these proposed pollu-
tion limits. Public hearings are scheduled
Tallahassee on February 16, 1 to
5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Holiday Inn
Capitol East, 1355 Apalachee Parkway
Orlando on February 17, 1 to 5
p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Crowne Plaza
Orlando Universal, 7800 Universal
West Palm Beach on February 18,
1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Holiday
Inn Palm Beach Airport, 1301 Belvedere
The new limits to curb sewage and
fertilizer pollution proposed by U.S. EPA
represent a historic first step toward
cleaning up Florida's waters.
"These standards aren't as strin-
gent as we would like, but they are a
huge improvement," said David Guest,
attorney for the public interest law firm
Earthjustice. "All you have to do is look at
the green slime covering lakes, rivers, and
shorelines during our warm months to
know it is worth the investment to reduce
fertilizer runoff, control animal waste bet-
ter, and improve filtration of sewage."
"The most cost-effective way to handle
this problem," Guest added, "is to deal
with it at its source."
While nitrogen fertilizer costs well
under $5 per pound at the hardware
store, it costs communities $235 to clean
each pound of nitrogen out of lakes and
streams once it is deposited there by
stormwater. And the economic damage
caused by toxic algae outbreaks can reach
into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
"More effective sewage treatment and
more conservative use of fertilizer saves
a fortune in the long run," said Florida
Wildlife Federation President Manley
This is the first time anywhere in the
U.S. where the EPA has been forced to
impose such standards on a state.
The change in federal policy comes
more than a year after Earthjustice, rep-
resenting four environmental groups, filed
a major lawsuit to compel the EPA to set
strict limits on nutrient poisoning in public
Every time it rains, phosphorous and
nitrogen run off agricultural operations,
fertilized landscapes, and septic systems.
The poison runoff triggers slimy algae
outbreaks which foul Florida's beaches,
lakes, rivers, and springs more each year,
threatening public health and closing
A 2008 DEP report concluded that
fully half of the state's rivers and more
than half of its lakes had poor water qual-
ity a dangerous reality for a state with
an economy based on tourism and water-
The pollution is clearly damaging
Florida's economy. Last summer, people
who wanted to fish and boat on the St.
Johns River were blocked by a disgusting
blanket of bright green slime triggered by
sewage and fertilizer contamination. The
river was placed under a public health
advisory due to a toxic algae outbreak. In
2005, public health authorities shut down
all boat traffic on the river because they
were concerned about dangers to human
Property values along the St. Lucie
estuary dropped by a half-billion dollars
when a toxic algae outbreak covered
the entire estuary. In 2009, Tampa Bay
suffered a brown algae outbreak which
polluted waters around San Marco Island.
Thousands of dead fish washed ashore,
Exposure to these algae toxins when
people drink the water, touch it, or inhale
vapors from it can cause rashes, skin
and eye irritation, allergic reactions, gas-
trointestinal upset, serious illness, and
even death. The problem is compounded
when nutrient-poisoned waters are used
as drinking water sources. Disinfectants
like chlorine and chloramine can react
with the dissolved organic compounds,
contaminating drinking water with harm-
ful chemical byproducts. In June 2008,
a water treatment plant serving 30,000
Florida residents was shut down after
a toxic blue-green algae bloom on the
Caloosahatchee River threatened the
plant's water supply.
Earthjustice filed the suit in the
Northern District of Florida on behalf
M atanzas Pass Preserve
When was the last time you
walked through a maritime ham-
mock or a mangrove forest with the
bay lapping at your feet? Learn about
the diverse plant communities including
the maritime oak hammock, transitional
wetlands and mangrove forest during the
weekly Thursday walks in Matanzas Pass
Walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and last
approximately 11/2 hours. This is a free
walk with limited free parking.
Exploring Ethnobotany is new
this season. Learn how indigenous
plants can be used for such things as
food, shelter, medicine and clothing
and the historical importance of some
of Florida's plants to humans. Walkers
meet the last Wednesday of every month
November through March. The next walk
is scheduled for February 24. Meet at
the entrance to Matanzas Pass Preserve.
These walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and last
approximately 11/2 hours. This is a free
walk and there is no fee for parking.
Matanzas Pass preserve is located at 199
Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach.
Barrier Islands Guided Walk at
Do gopher tortoises like to swim,
why are plants important to the beach
and what is a barrier island? Learn the
answers to these questions and more
while exploring the beach front tropical
communities and all their inhabitants!
Walkers meet every Tuesday, November
through March, at Bowditch Point
of the Florida Wildlife Federation, the
Conservancy of Southwest Florida,
the Environmental Confederation
of Southwest Florida, St. John's
Riverkeeper, and the Sierra Club in July
2008. The suit challenged the unaccept-
able decade-long delay by the state and
federal governments in setting limits for
The EPA originally gave Florida a
2004 deadline to set limits for nutrient
pollution, which the state failed to meet.
The EPA was then supposed to set lim-
its itself, but failed to do so. Under the
administration of President George W.
Bush, the EPA let the states off the hook
by allowing them to formulate plans with-
out deadlines for action.
"Our community has been waiting for
the Florida DEP to establish meaningful
nitrogen reduction programs for over 11
years. They have failed; the St. Johns
River is on the brink. We are glad the
EPA has stepped into this vacuum and
proposed real, understandable standards.
This is a historic day," said St. Johns
Riverkeeper Neil Armingeon. "The only
people who oppose these regulations are
the polluters who continue to discharge
the tons of nutrients that are destroying
the health of the St. Johns River."
For more information contact Rae
Ann Wessel, SCCF's natural resource
policy director at 731-7559 or email raw-
Preserve. Walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and
last approximately 1 12 hours. This walk
is free but a fee for parking is required.
Bowditch Point Park is at 50 Estero
Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach.
Bunche Beach Preserve
Low Tide Loafing at Sunset is new this
season. Join a volunteer naturalist and
leisurely explore the mud flats to see what
mysteries the low tide uncovers while
viewing a beautiful Florida sunset. Wear
shoes that can get wet, don't forget your
camera, water and bug spray. Days and
times will vary depending on the tides.
The next walk is scheduled for January
29 at 4:30 p.m. and should last about an
hour. Bunche Beach is at 18201 John
Morris Road, Fort Myers.
For more information on any of these
walks, visit www.leeparks.org.or call 463-
Group guided tours for any of the
shoreline walks are available upon request
by calling 229-7356.4
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iPhone Bird And
B ird and wildflower enthusiasts in
Florida have a convenient new
tool to help them identify bird and
flower species. Based on updated and
expanded versions of the best-selling
series of National Audubon Society field
guides, Audubon Birds Florida and
Audubon Wildflowers Florida put the
most authoritative and comprehensive
information about the state's natural
world at the fingertips of iPhone and
iPod Touch users.
Now available in the reference section
of the applications store in iTunes along
with other apps in the Audubon Guides
series, the Audubon Birds Florida and
Audubon Wildflowers Florida apps each
provide a wealth of interactive informa-
tion in a mobile package, giving the
state's nature lovers a fun and exciting
experience that makes outings richer,
more informed and instantly sharable.
The applications cover 403 species of
birds and 624 species of flowers. Each
species in the two apps are described
with rich and detailed information
updated from National Audubon Society
field guide books, including appearance,
shape, range, and flowering (flowers),
habitat, behavior, diet, nesting, mating,
migration, and endangered status (birds).
All of this is accessed wirelessly and in
real time through interactive and intuitive
search features with parameters such as
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
The monthly meeting of the Fort
Myers Beach Yacht Club will be
on Wednesday, January 27 at
the American Legion Post 274 on San
Carlos Island, 899 Buttonwood Drive.
Dinner will be catered and is available
for $14 per person. Social hour begins at
common and scientific names, family,
shape, range, habitat, color, and size.
Audubon Birds Florida is available in
the iTunes store for $6.99 and Audubon
Wildflowers Florida is on sale for $4.99.,
T isit Harns Marsh with a bird patrol
guide on Saturday, February 6,
beginning at 8 a.m.
The marsh is a 578-acre preserve that
is part of the East County Water Control
District and one of the area's major
stormwater retention/detention facili-
ties. The Water District and Lee County
has slated Harns Marsh as a regional
park. The variety and quantity of birds is
amazing. So far, 132 species have been
recorded, snail kites and limpkin being
a couple of the standout species found
From 1-75, take Exit 136 (Lee
Boulevard) east to Sunshine Boulevard
in Lehigh Acres. Turn left on Sunshine
Boulevard and drive north past the Able
Canal. Just beyond the canal, the road
curves and 31st Street is on the left. Turn
left on 31st and make an immediate right
onto Ruth Avenue. Drive north on Ruth
Avenue to 38th Street. Turn left on 38th
and drive to the parking area at the end
of the road.
The tour is provided in cooperation
with Lee County Parks and Recreation. It
is free and open to the public. There are
no restrooms. For more information call
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 commit-
tee member Tom Swanbeck for required
reservations and additional information,
292-6284. To learn more about the club
visit the Web site at www.FMBYachtClub.
Sailing Singles of Southwest Florida
is looking for single sailors from
Punta Gorda to Naples who want
to have fun on the Gulf waters 'wan-
nabes' or experienced sailors boat not
SSSWF starts its 15th season with a
meeting at Bonita Bill's Restaurant, Fort
Myers Beach, planning sailing activities
for 2010 including guest speakers on top-
ics relevant to sailors and life in Florida.
The regular meetings are on the third
Thursday each month at Bonita Bill's
under the Matanzas Pass bridge at 7 p.m.
First Friday Happy Hours are at a local
venue at 5 p.m. Call Diane at 463-0993
or log onto www.sailing-singles.net for
location. Everyone is welcome.m
Our email address is
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anibel is unique for a barrier
island because it has fresh water
wetlands where the otters and
bobcats roam. Take a guided walk
on the Sanibel-Captiva Conservtion
Foundation (SCCF) trails to climb the
tower on the Sanibel River and explore
this Everglades- like ecosystem. Maybe
you will see the screech owl roosting on
the trails. Learn about the SCCF history
Kids waving from high atop the tower
of land preservation, pause at the touch
tank in the nature center to learn about
the SCCF Marine Lab and efforts to
protect local water quality. Trail Walks
are Monday through Friday at 11 a.m.
and Monday and Wednesday at 2 pm.
Cost is $5 per adult with kids. SCCF
members are free. SCCF is located at
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-
2329 for more information. Come early
and visit the butterfly house or attend a
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At The Alliance
Dance returns to the Alliance for
the Arts with the revival of Dance
Alliance, the organization's resi-
dent dance company. Composed of six
area dancers, the company is scheduled
to host two concerts this year in the
On January 30 at 8 p.m. and January
31 at 2 p.m., Valarie Green/Dance
Entropy, a New York-based modern
dance company, will share the stage with
the Dance Alliance to present a program
designed to encourage and showcase
creative movement. Their performance
was described by the Village Voice as,
"Articulate, fearless, intelligent dancing."
Afterwards, audiences will get a sneak
peek of Dance Alliance's Season Concert.
On April 17 at 8 p.m. and April 18
at 2 p.m., Dance Alliance will perform
its first annual Season Concert displaying
new works created by local movement
artists. Featured pieces will celebrate
choreographer and dance teacher Cynthia
Arenillas of Merce Cunningham and
Paul Taylor Dance Companies. Dance
Alliance's mission is to inspire our com-
munity through the art of dance. As a
collaborative group, all members con-
tribute to the repertoire and bring their
unique backgrounds to each piece.
Tickets for both concerts are $20 for
adults, $12 for students, $30 for both
concerts. Call 939-2787 or log onto
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Opens At Beach
he annual Winter Juried Show
sponsored by Red Coconut RV
Resort opened on January 24
and will run until February 25 at the
Fort Myers Beach Art Association
(FMBAA) gallery on Donora Street. This
show was open to all members of the
Southwest Florida Art Council and is
always one of the best shows of the sea-
son. Many of the local artists you have
come to recognize have works hanging
for viewing and sale. John Salminen
has judged the artwork and the win-
ners will be announced at the recep-
tion on January 31 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Whether you're interested in tak-
ing classes, workshops, joining painting
groups or just viewing fine art, the beach
art association has something for you this
winter. Patty Kane continues with her
watercolor classes on Monday of each
week. Teaching both beginners and more
advanced students, Kane can show you
new techniques to get you started or help
you achieve your best. For an unstruc-
tured group of painters you will find that
the Experimentalists, the Portrait and
Figure group, and the Indoor or Outdoor
painters can give you encouragement and
share their love of the craft.
Karlyn Holman will be teaching her
Watercolor Fun and Free workshop at
the gallery March 1 through 5. This is the
last famous artist of the winter season for
FMBAA but local member artists will be
teaching once again in the short work-
shops offered on the beach. All are award
winning artists and excellent teachers.
Danica Walker will be teaching water-
color February 4 and 5,
Mary Ann Devos instructs in PMC sil-
ver clay February 11 and 12,
Fred Dingler teaches his fine water-
color technique March 9, 11 and 12.
Neil Walling will be teaching all media
painting classes March 18, 19 and 20.
For more information on any of these
classes or activities, call the gallery at
463-3909 or see the Web site at www.
The gallery is on Donora Street at the
blinking light off Estero Boulevard. It is
open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 3 p.m.
Visitors and new members are always
re you interested in learning the
art of bonsai? The public is invit-
ed to attend the monthly meet-
ing of the Bonsai Society of Southwest
Florida on Saturday, February 20, from
9 a.m. to noon. The meeting is held at
the Support Personnel Association of
Lee County (SPALC) Building at 6281
Metro Plantation Road, Fort Myers.
Reservations are not required and
there is no charge for attending. Kathi
Maisano, a national expert in suisecki,
will be the guest speaker. Her topic will
be viewing stones (suisecki). A question
and answer period will follow her formal
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Pulitzer Prize Winning Comedy
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Can't Take It
With You on
February 5. The
show is a timeless, i
edy with a touching
one lovable fam-
ily's wacky pursuit
of the American
Dream. "I have
directed this play
three times, and Carrie Lund, David S. Howard, Jackie Schram and Chris Clavelli in
so obviously it is You Can't Take it With You
very special to me,
said Florida Rep Producing Artistic Director and the play's director, Robert Cacioppo,
"because, at it's heart it's a play about family and remembering what is important in
life. But it's also brilliantly funny, heartwarming and has a very poignant message -
especially in hard times."
You Can't Take It With You is a riotously funny classic that chronicles the unlikely
pairing of Tony Kirby and Alice Sycamore. Tony is the son of a Wall Street banker,
while Alice comes from a flock of very odd ducks. The Sycamores spend their days
contentedly doing what pleases them, whether it's writing plays, playing the xylo-
phone, raising snakes or dabbling in homemade pyrotechnics. And when the uptight
Kirbys arrive for dinner on the wrong night, the stage is set for a wildly funny clash
of family values featuring the zaniest cast of characters ever assembled in the Historic
THERIVER JANUARY29,2010 17
The production stars Broadway and screen veteran David S. Howard as the family's
patriarch, Martin Vanderhof.
Carrie Lund, Chris Clavelli and Lisa Morgan are at their absolute wackiest. Lund
is showcased as Alice's mother, the freethinking painter who dabbles in playwriting
because one day a typewriter was left on the doorstep. Clavelli is one of the many
colorful family friends, and Morgan doubles as Tony's repressed mother, and as Olga
Katrina, a deposed Russian royal now working as a New York waitress. New to Florida
Rep are Avi Hoffman, John West and Christine Perez.
Also featured in the ensemble cast are Florida actors Bruce Somerville, Christine
Peete, Dick Westlake and John Archie. The cast also showcases acting interns Daniel
Benzing, Adam Jones, Emily Ryan and Jackie Schram, as well as local actors Alex
Perez and Michael Burnette.
Cacioppo directs the production and is joined by set designer Richard Crowell,
lighting designer A. Nelson Ruger, IV,costume designer Roberta Malcolm, and stage
manager Linda Harris).
You Can't Take It With You plays February 5 to 26, with discounted previews on
February 2 at 8 p.m., February 3 at 2 p.m. and February 4 at 8 p.m. Performances
are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesday, Sunday
and selected Saturdays with a twilight performance at 7 p.m. on February 7.
The show is sponsored by John and Marjorie Madden and Madeleine Taeni.
Subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale through the box office at 332-
4488 ask about the 4 Show Flex Pass for just $141. Single tickets are priced at $42
and $38, and $25 and $20 for previews.4
Benning Exhibit At Burroughs Home
Florida artist Veronica Benning will display her art work at the Burroughs
Home, 2505 First Street, Fort Myers, between Friday, February 5, and Friday,
February 19. All her art work will be available for sale and partial proceeds
from this showing will benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation to further the
work of the foundation in its effort to teach ethics in a program designed for school
An artist reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on February 5. The opening
is part of the February Art Walk in the River District. Shuttle buses will stop at the
Benning's art features many colorful and lively studies done directly from still life.
Both representational and abstract works are in oil, acrylic, oil pastel, ink, graphite and
gouache. Much of her work is done directly from nature.M
18 THERIVER JANUARY29, 2010
Danny And The Juniors In Town
Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre will present
Danny and the Juniors
on Monday, February 8. Now
in their sixth decade as per-
formers, the group present a
wholesome, fun-loving show .
with comedy, impressions and
an evening of hit songs.
The audience will hear
songs such as At The Hop,
Sometimes, Rock and Roll is
Here To Stay, Twistin' USA,
Do You Love Me?
Danny and the Juniors will
be appearing for one night
only. Dinner will be at 5:30
p.m. and the show starts at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $52 for
dinner and the show and $32
for the performance only. Call 278-4422 or log onto www.BroadwayPalm.com for
reservations, or by stop at the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers.a
A At w s
Kevin T. Murphy, Anne Freres, Scott Moreau and Erin Dickerson
A Family Musical Comedy
At Off Broadway Palm Theatre
by Di Saggau
The new show at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Are We There Yet?, takes
the audience on a fun ride that looks at the trials and tribulations of what it
means to be a family. There are at least 25 scenarios that focus on everything
from marriage, to babies, first prom, growing old, and just about everything in
between. The cast consists of Erin Dickerson, Anne Freres, Scott Moreau and Kevin
T. Murphy. Together they provide a great evening of upbeat, musical entertainment,
playing numerous parts and different ages.
Here are a few of my favorite scenes: Baby Rap, featuring Murphy dressed up like
a baby, in diapers, using a rattle microphone; Batting Zero with Dickerson and Freres
as little league moms cheering on their sons; Waiting for Jennie, a dance recital with
Moreau as the proud father and Freres at the dance instructor. My favorite is 'Cause
I'm a Mommy, about the juggling skills of a supermom, sung with great enthusiasm by
Are We There Yet? sends a strong message that life is a journey and we need to
enjoy the ride. The musical covers nearly all the possible family plights, including the
overprotective dad, the acceptance of a gay couple, a daughter looking for her birth
mother and a man confronting the early stages of dementia. Direction is by Paul
Bernier and choreography by Amy Marie McCleary.
For tickets call 278-4422, or log onto www.broadwaypalm.com. The show runs
through March 7 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort
Scott Moreau, Anne Freres, Erin Dickerson and Kevin T. Murphy Performing Cha-Ching,
which pays homage to the many visits to Wal-Mart and Target
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Farce Extended At The Schoolhouse
Minday Montavon, Marcus Kiehl and Janes Lane
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater has extended the run of its cur-
rent hit Unnecessary Farce. Due to popular demand and sold-out houses,
Unnecessary Farce will now play through Saturday, February 13. The show
was originally scheduled to close a week earlier.
"The response from audiences has been fantastic," said Madison Mitchell, market-
ing director. "It's a great show and it's really wonderful to see the community coming
out like this."
The cast of seven makes up a company of zany, colorful characters. Jennifer Smith
and James Lane play Billie Dwyer and Eric Sheridan, two inexperienced (and clumsy)
cops. They are sent to a motel by their chief to catch Mayor Meekly (Dave Yudowitz)
in an embezzlement scandal. Too bad Sheridan can't think about anything except the
cute accountant, Karen Brown, (Mindy Montavon) in the next room. Things turn crazy
when Agent Frank (Marcus Kiehl) appears to warn Ms. Brown of the Highland Hitman
(played by the hysterical Matthew Edwards). Add in the comedic talents of Kay Francis
as Mrs. Meekly and you have two hours of high quality entertainment.
Artistic Producer Victor Legarreta said, "I'm glad the audiences have thought the
script's as funny as I do! It's been a great season and this show highlights that."
Unnecessary Farce is one show that shouldn't be missed so take advantage
of this extended run. All shows are at 8 p.m., sponsored by 'Tween Waters Inn.
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater is at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For
more information call the box office at 472-6862 or visit the Web site at www.
Our E-Mail address is Press@RiverWeekly.com
Florida Rep To Hold
Reception For Playwright
hold an exclusive, catered
reception featuring the Tony-
nominated playwright, Joanna
McClelland Glass, at the Sanibel
Harbour home of Gholi and
Georgia Darehshori on Monday, .
January 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Author of Florida Rep's April
production, Trying, Glass is an
award-winning author and novelist,
and was recipient of the Rockefeller
Grant, NEA Grant and the
Her autobiographical play,
Trying, chronicles the year she
spent as secretary to Judge Francis .
Biddle, the former Attorney
General under FDR and judge at
the Nuremberg Trials. The grip-
ping and life-affirming drama is
set against the backdrop of 1960s
political unrest in Washington,
D.C., and finds two very different
generations struggling to find com-
mon ground in the midst of very
Glass will talk about her play, Joanna McClelland Glass
her life and her career. She will be
joined by Florida Rep Producing
Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo, Chris Clavelli, the play's director, and Florida Rep
regular Rachel Burttram, who will portray Glass' fictional counterpart, Sarah.
While this event is open to the public, space is limited. For more information on
how to attend ca11332-4665 ext. 36.0
Party in style '50s style, that is!
Join The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater
for their 2010 fundraiser
"Back to the Fabulous '50s"
held Wednesday, March 3rd at
The South Seas Resort
Call the Box Office for more information
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Artwork On View
rcadia resident John Watkins
will display his acrylic originals
in Commissioner Tammy Hall's
downtown Fort Myers office until
Watkins paints with acrylics and
builds many of his custom frames from
old barn wood. He is a local artist resid-
ing in Arcadia, Florida. Originally from
the coastal town of Poquoson, Virginia,
Watson grew up along the marshes of
the eastern coast. His early love of this
area is reflected in his work featuring
wildlife and marsh scenes reminiscent of
his lifetime near rivers. Watkins is a self
taught artist and has never taken an art
class or lesson. His passion for painting
is equal to his love of the oral history
of Poquoson, where he grew up and
learned to spin a yarn from local story
tellers. Many of these historical events
and landmarks are captured on canvas.
Depictions of a ducks, geese, herons,
owls and a variety of birds grace many of
When Watkins finds a subject that
strikes him he puts it into a painting. His
body of work is varied but his attention
to fine detail is prevalent. Sometimes he
painstakingly creates detail so tiny you
have to squint your eyes to capture the
image. This attention to detail is what
makes viewers take a second and third
look at his work.
he Southwest Florida Symphony
Society will hold its monthly lun-
I cheon meeting at Olde Hickory
Country Club off Fiddlesticks Boulevard,
on February 5. Doors open at 11:30
a.m.; luncheon is served at noon. Cost
Reiko Niiya, violin, and Elizabeth Lilly,
harp, will provide the entertainment.
Cans of soup and beans in plastic bags
are requested for the Harry Chapin Food
Make reservations by calling 731-
0426, #1, by Monday, February 1.0
Mardi Gras Event
' he Southwest Florida Symphony
Watkins also builds large wooden
models of work boats. Many of the work
boats have long since retired from duty
on the waterways in Virginia. A pre-
cious few are in restoration. Future plans
include building more model boats from
the Chesapeake Bay waterways.
His art studio includes a woodworking
area where he builds the model boats,
custom painted rod racks and other fine
wood crafts. Tours of the studio are avail-
able daily upon appointment and Watkins
accepts private commissions.
Other local artists will be featured
every four to six weeks. Hall's office
is on the first floor of the Old County
Courthouse, 2120 Main Street.
The public is welcome to view the
artwork and learn more about the artist.
Call 533-2226 to confirm office hours
I society invites is having a Mardi
Gras Celebration on Tuesday,
February 16. Festivities will be from 7
to 10 p.m. at Cape Coral Yacht Club,
5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral.
Entertainment will be by Herb Bruce
& The Herbicide Jazz Band playing
Dixieland music for dancing and listening.
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres. Set ups will
A donation of $18 is requested. Make
reservations by February 11 by calling
542-4571. All proceeds will be donated
to the Southwest Florida Symphony
Orchestra and Choruses.
Wednesday, February 10 8 PM
Sponsor West Wind Inn
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This DigiScreen Concert is Presented in
High Definition Video and Digital Sound
Thursday, February 4
7:30 PM $15
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at BIG ARTS
Friday, January 29 8 PM
Live: An Evening of Opera
with Shana Blake Hill and Ryan Taylor
Saturday, January 30 7:30 PM
Dance: Taylor 2
Sunday, January 31 3:30 PM
Concert: Ayako Yonetani
Monday, February 1 7 PM
Monday Night Film Series: Every Little Step
Wednesday, February 3 7:30 PM
Lecture: Porter J. Goss (Sold Out)
Thursday, February 4 7:30 PM
DigiScreen: Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis,
Play the Music of Ray Charles with Norah Jones
Saturday, February 6 8 PM
The New Christy Minstrels
Sunday, February 7 3:30 PM
Island Jazz in the Garden
Monday, February 8 7 PM
Monday Night Film Series: Little Ashes
Wednesday, February 10 8 PM
Live Theater: Golda's Balcony
THERIVER JANUARY29,2010 21
Kids' Art And
Quilts On Display
On Friday, February 5 from 6
to 10 p.m., Arts for ACT will
have an opening reception and
ArtWalk for the February featured art-
ists: Art Quilters Unlimited, Edward
Tobin and the Cancer Kids Art. to ben-
efit the Young Artists Awards.
Art Quilters Unlimited is a group from
Southwest Florida based at the Alliance
for the Arts in Fort Myers. Members
Red River quilt by Connie DeYoung
range from Tallahassee to Miami to
Naples to Sarasota.
They use fiber and fabric as their
medium. Their work is fused, pieced,
collaged, painted, embellished, embroi-
dered, machine or hand stitched,
stamped and dyed. Their work has been
in local, national and international art
quilt and fiber juried exhibits as well as
represented in various art galleries.
Edwin Tobin is a predominantly self-
taught photographer. As a child, he could
often be seen on family vacations sketch-
ing the world around him. He enrolled
in weekend art classes at the Museum of
Fine Arts in Boston where he focused
on subject matters similar to what he
is drawn to today in his photography.
Tobin's photography is all about painting
light, capturing rich colors, textures and
shadows, at times incorporating the cam-
era movement for an impressionist feel-
ing. While some of his work has a main
subject matter, most are composed when
someone walks into the composition.
The Cancer Kids Art exhibition ben-
efiting the Young Artists Award program
is showing for the fourth consecutive
year. The not-for-profit organization
benefits local performing arts students
and works in conjunction with the
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program
at the Children's Hospital. The Young
Artists Awards program delivers art
Ed Tobin photograph
supplies to the hospital and then mats,
frames, exhibits and sells selected exam-
ples of the children's work. A yearlong
show of 30 pieces is on display at the
Southwest Florida International Airport
on Concourses B and D. All the proceeds
go to families facing the financial chal-
lenges of childhood cancer through the
hospital's Family Emergency Fund.
Arts for ACT Gallery is at 2265 First
Street in downtown Fort Myers.0
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With The New
The New Christy Minstrels will play
BIG ARTS Schein Performance
Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday,
A groundbreaking folk ensemble with
a rich, robust vocal blend, The New
Christy Minstrels have entertained mil-
lions of fans around the world since they
were first assembled by visionary folk
singer Randy Sparks more than 40 years
ago. Under Sparks' astute leadership, the
Christies have scored major success in
recordings, on television and on the con-
cert circuit. Their innovative sounds were
a major influence on popular and folk
music in the 1960s.
In 1962, their debut album,
Presenting the New Christy Minstrels,
earned a Grammy for Best Performance
by a Chorus. With weekly appear-
ances on the debut season of The Andy
Williams Show, they soon attracted a
legion of fans across the country. Their
Ramblin' album went gold and featured
their first major hit single, Green, Green.
The group enjoyed other chart suc-
cesses with This Land is Your Land,
Denver, and Chim Chim Cher-ee, which
the group preformed on The Academy
Awards ceremony the evening the song
won Best Song of 1964.
The New Christy Minstrels
With Randy Sparks at the helm, the
group continues performing with the
refreshing Christy sound that has left an
enduring legacy on the music world.
The New Christy Minstrels concert
supporter is SanibelFaux.com by John
Grey Painting and sponsor R.S. Walsh
BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road,
Sanibel, Tickets are $46 loge, $41
floor, and student $15. To purchase
tickets call the Marks Box Office at (95-
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Art Walk And
Art Fair Set For
February 5 And 6
he monthly Art Walk in downtown
Fort Myers will be Friday, February
5 from 6 to 10 p,m. It will be
followed by the new Saturday Art Fair
on Saturday February 6 in the Patio de
The Art Walk will include more than a
dozen art stops and will feature new art
exhibitions, live music and the traditional
Another highlight of the extremely
popular evening will be the weekly Friday
Night Live, which takes place in the Patio
de Leon. John Mooney (slide guitar/
blues) will perform from 6 to 9 pm.
Also that night, ArtFest Fort Myers
will host its opening night party called
Palettes & Plates on Edwards Drive.
The evening culminates with an after
party at 10 p.m., this month at Spirits of
Bacchus on Hendry Street.
A free shuttle service, with stops
planned near the art venues, and parking
at the Harborside Event Center will be
available for Art Walk patrons.
The Saturday Art Fair will run from
noon to 4 p.m. Local vendors and arti-
sans will be selling their works in the
Patio de Leon. Galleries will be open and
some will be hosting Make-It & Take-It art
projects for children. Admission is free.
The fairs will continue through May.
Art Walk was started by a group of art
galleries and art enthusiasts and debuted
in October of 2008. Held the first Friday
of every month from 6 to 10 p.m., it
features local and national artwork in the
downtown art galleries and several art
stops in the Fort Myers River District.
Art Walk is a rain or shine event. For
more information visit www.fortmyersart-
On Music Of
teven M. Bruns, associate profes-
sor of music theory and associ-
ate dean for graduate studies at
the University of Colorado at Boulder
College of Music,will present a lecture
on the music of distinguished American
composer George Crumb at 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, February 2 in the Student
Union ballroom at Florida Gulf Coast
University. The lecture is free and open
to the public.
Crumb, who recently celebrated his
81st birthday, is the composer of Black
Angels and Ancient Voices of Children.
His music is known for its colorful effects
and theatrical elements, in addition to its
innovative use of harmony, rhythm and
In his lecture, Bruns explores excerpts
from several works by Crumb and dis-
cusses its significant musical and historical
Bruns holds a Ph.D. in music the-
ory from the University of Wisconsin-
Madison, and has numerous publications
and papers on a wide variety of topics
including the music of Crumb, Schubert
The 4th annual Coconut Point Art
Festival will take place on Saturday
and Sunday, February 13 and 14
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is
free and open to the public
The festival returns to Estero with an
eclectic mix of the country's top estab-
lished artists as well as new and emerging
talent. The artistic media represented
include paintings, life size sculptures, pho-
tography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage
A wine festival will also be featured
allowing festival goers to sample a variety
of fine wines and food with the proceeds
benefiting the Rotary Club of Estero,
which helps fund a variety of community
programs and charities.
The festival gives artists an opportunity
to exhibit their work and make their busi-
nesses grow; many have given up profes-
sional careers, trading in their dress shoes
for sandals, said AnaBelle Dweck, spokes-
woman. The artists, local merchants,
restaurants and hotels all benefit from the
festival, which drives additional guests and
dollars to the community, she said.
The artists were juried by an indepen-
dent panel of experts and selected from
hundreds of applicants based on quality
and diversity. All of the artwork is original
and handmade in America. Prices range
from $25 earrings to $20,000 metal
sculptures. For additional information visit
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A Plethora Of Emotions
At Gulfshore Playhouse
THERIVER JANUARY29,2010 23
Jessica Rothert plays daughter Sophie, who feels strong about the love that she
perceived existed in her parents. She displays her rage and despair when this love no
longer exists. She's disappointed that Honour will not fight for Gus. Honour's advice
to her daughter is "Don't become me."
It's Honour who most people bond with due to the emotion displayed by Hess.
After 32 years of devotion, Honour is devastated when her husband comes home one
night and says, "I love you, but I don't want this any more. I don't want a wife." Hess
shows raw pain and furious anger that grabs ahold of you. There are also some comic
moments, like when Gus says, "I feel like I'm dying and I'm not ready to die yet."
Honour responds ,"What a shame."
The play is an intimate look into the lives of four people. The set allows scenes
to take place in several locations, from office, to evening cocktails, living room and
bed room. Kristen Coury's direction keeps the audience focused on the neatly strung-
Honour plays through January 31 at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South
in Naples. For tickets call 1-866-811-4111. Next up from Gulfshore Playhouse is the
charming family comedy Beau Jest, opening February 19.M
Heidi-Marie Ferren, Allen Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Hess and Jessica Rothert
by Di Saggau
Gulf Shore Playhouse in Naples has launched its fourth season with a very dra-
matic and exceptionally well acted play, Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith.
The play has been performed around the world and contains excellent
dialogue in a fast-paced hour and 40-minute performance. An intermission would
serve no good in this emotional roller-coaster ride.
The story is mostly about Honour (Elizabeth Hess), a woman who puts her career
as a poet on hold for 32 years helping her husband Gus (Allen Fitzpatrick) reach the
top of the journalistic success ladder.
As the play opens, Gus is being interviewed by a young sexy woman half his age,
Claudia, played by Heidi-Marie Ferren. Claudia ends up being a home wrecker who
would never give up her career aspirations to be a helpmate style wife such as Honour.
She is focused, bright, and tenacious, yet she needs someone to love her, even if he is
twice her age.
To Benefit From
ee Memorial Health System
Foundation has once again part-
ered 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, takes place on
Thursday, February 4 at 11 a.m. at
Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa, 17260
Harbour Point Drive, Fort Myers.
Fashions will be provided by Tanger
Outlet Stores, which include such favor-
ites as Nike, Liz Claiborne, Jones New
York and Coach. Southwest Florida
Modeling Agency will present the fash-
ions with agency models and cancer
Individual tickets, which include lunch,
are only $40 each. Tables of eight and
10 are available for groups. For tickets
stop by the Tanger Management Office in
Suite 4145 in the Tanger Outlet Center
on Summerlin Road or call 454-1974.
Tickets are also available through the
Lee Memorial Health System Foundation
office at 985-3550.
All net proceeds benefit programs
and treatments at Lee Memorial Health
System's state-of-the-art Regional Cancer
Center located at the corner of 1-75 and
Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.4
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Hot Rhythms & Sweet Swing
February 5 & 6 8pm
The Capitol Quartet
Barbara B Mann Hall
Brahms at the Beach Br
February 21 4pm
Chapel by the Sea
Fort Myers Beach
February 14 4pm
The Youth Chorus
ahms' German Requiem
February 27 8pm
McGregor Baptist Church
For more information or to reserve tickets
contact the Symphony Box Office at
239.418.1500 or visit www.swflso.org/tickets
24 THERIVER JANUARY29,2010
Smoked Florida Mullet Spread
2 8-ounce packages light
cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated onion
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 cups flaked smoked mullet meat
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Combine the cream cheese, lemon
juice, grated onion and hot pepper sauce;
whip until smooth and fluffy. Stir in fish
and parsley. Form into a ball and sprinkle
with paprika. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Serve with crackers.
3 cups or 48 tablespoon-size servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 31, Calories From Fat 16,
Total Fat 2g, Saturated Fat Ig, Trans
Fatty Acid Og, Cholesterol 10mg, Total
Carbohydrates Ig, Protein 3g, Omega 3
Fatty Acid .05g
Look for Fresh from Florida ingredi-
ents at your grocery store.
Smoked Florida Mullet Spread
February At Lakes
The February roster of activities
at Lakes Regional Library offers
topics for all ages. The following
activities are free to the public:
English Cafe, 6 p.m. Monday,
February 1, 8, 15, 22.
Practice English with a free, conver-
sation session for adult ESOL and ESL
students. Each 90-minute session pro-
vides an opportunity to practice speaking
English with native speakers. Participants
may start at any time. Advanced registra-
tion is not necessary.
Book Discussion: Timothy Egan's The
Big Burn, 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 16
Read and discuss Egan's book which
describes the largest wildfire in American
history and how the firefighting effort
helped galvanize opinion to preserve
Teddy Roosevelt's legacy of public land.
Registration is required.
Gardening in Southwest Floriday, 2
p.m. Thursday, February 18.
Master gardener Donna Cressman
will present a program on palm trees.
Registration is required.
Wii Bowling for Adults, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, February 24.
Have fun bowling on the big screen
with the Wii gaming system. No heavy
balls to lift. Sponsored by the Friends of
Lakes Regional Library. Registration is
How to Not Kill Your Personal
Computer, 10 a.m. Thursday, February
Viruses and malfunctions are some of
the biggest fears of owning a computer.
Did you know most computer problems
and failures are avoidable? To prevent
these occurrences, users just need to
know the appropriate procedures and
decisions to make about their PCs.
This is a free, one hour, non-technical,
novice-friendly seminar by David Keller,
founder of Compu-Doctor, a Cape Coral-
based personal computer service firm.
Registration is required.
Baby-Parent Rhyme Time, crawl-
ers: 9:30 a.m. Monday, February 1, 8,
15, 22; walkers: 10:30 a.m. Monday,
February 1, 8, 15, 22
Be prepared to tickle, jump and flynts.
Registration is required.
Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. Tuesday,
February 2, 9, 16, 23; 10 a.m.
Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24.
Registration is required.
Family Storytime, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24.
This program is for the whole family
and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration
Doll House Day at the Library, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 13.
Mini Delights of Fort Myers, a doll
house and miniatures group, will bring
their doll houses. Create a make-and-take
doll house piece from 10 a.m. to noon.
The houses will be on display throughout
the day in Meeting Room A.
Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, February 2, 9, 16, 23.
Preschoolers (ages three to five) attend
this storytime independently while parents
or caregivers wait nearby in the library
building. Registration is required.
Valentine's Day Cards, 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 11.
Make Valentine's Day cards for your
friends and family. For grades three to
five. Registration is required.
Fairy Craft, 2 p.m. Tuesday, February
A woodland flower fairy crafft session
for grades K-5, sponsored by the Friends
of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is
Tall Tale Heroes, 2 p.m. Saturday,
Before Spiderman and Batman, tall
tale heroes were the original superheroes!
Celebrate them with crafts, games and
stories. Registration is required.
Kids Read Down Fines, 2 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, February 27.
Earn a $2 coupon for every 15 min-
utes of reading during the allotted time in
the designated area of the library.
Kids Read Down Fines, 2 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, February 27.
The library is at 15290 Bass Road,
Fort Myers. For more information call
During December, 676,078
passengers traveled through
Southwest Florida International
Airport, a decrease of 2.2 percent com-
pared to December 2008. Passenger
traffic for 2009 was down 2.5 percent
compared to 2008.
The traffic leader in December was
AirTran with 124,542 passengers travel-
ing to and from Fort Myers. Rounding
out the top five airlines were JetBlue
(93,660), Delta (82,970), Southwest
(61,518) and Northwest (60,646).
Southwest Florida International Airport
had 8,030 aircraft movements (takeoffs
and landings), a decrease of 5.4 percent
compared to December 2008. Page
Field General Aviation Airport saw 6,563
movements, a 1.3 percent increase from
December 2008. In addition, more than
3.5 million pounds of air freight moved
through Southwest Florida International
Airport in December 2009.
For more information, log onto www.
Porter Goss To
Speak At BIG
The FORUM at BIG ARTS lecture
series welcomes Porter J. Goss,
Wednesday, February 3 to Schein
Goss became director of the Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA) in April 2005
and served in that position until May
2006. Prior he served as the 19th
Director of Central Intelligence (DCI),
was a U.S. army intelligence officer and
served as a clandestine service officer
with the CIA where he completed assign-
ments in Latin America, the Caribbean,
and Europe. After leaving the CIA, Goss
and his family settled in Sanibel, where
he was a small business owner and
founded a newspaper. He was elected
to the Sanibel City Council in 1974 and
served there until 1983, including three
years as mayor. From 1983 until 1988,
Goss was a member of the Lee County
(Florida) Commission, where he served as
its chairman from 1985 to 1986.
Goss served as the congressman from
Southwest Florida for almost 16 years.
His congressional career focused on the
environment, House ethics, senior issues,
and Rules Committee. He was chair-
man of the House Permanent Select
Committee on Intelligence from 1997
until his nomination as DCI in August
2004. This committee oversees the
intelligence community and authorizes
its annual budget. During the 107th
Congress, Goss co-chaired the joint con-
E dison State College Collier Campus
and the Rookery Bay National
Estuarine Research Reserve have
been neighbors and informal partners
for nearly a decade. Edison's recent
transformation from a community col-
lege to a four-year state college helped
pave the way for an official partnership
as of January 1.
Through the partnership, 10 estab-
lished Rookery Bay biologists, educators
and administrative staff have become
Collier campus staff. Their areas of focus
include monitoring environmental condi-
tions, restoring native habitats, raising
awareness of estuaries and training coast-
The proximity of the reserve, with its
110,000 acres of pristine mangrove for-
est, uplands and protected waters, to the
Collier campus provides new opportuni-
ties for students to conduct research proj-
ects, in an array of environmental fields,
under the guidance of Edison faculty and
the new Edison/Rookery Bay team.
The partnership provides for the
creation of a pilot undergraduate
research center at Rookery Bay; use
of the Rookery Bay research vessels,
boat captains, and access to one of the
nation's most pristine mangrove estuar-
ies to provide oceanography students
required field experience; internships
for students of marine science, biology,
ecology, interdisciplinary humanities
Porter J. Goss
gressional inquiry into the terrorist attacks
of September 11, 2001. He is only the
second director of Central Intelligence to
have served in Congress.
All speakers in The FORUM program
are sold out, however, interested patrons
can come the night of the lecture to see if
tickets are turned back in. Although BIG
ARTS cannot guarantee ticket availability,
historically tickets have become available
the night of a lecture. The FORUM lec-
tures begin at 7:30 p.m.
The FORUM Grand Patron Series
sponsors are Northern Trust and Sue and
BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road.
and molecular, tidal and weather-related
research; expanded laboratory and class-
room space; enhanced opportunities for
the Environmental Studies Club and its
solar-powered boat project; potential for
partnership on grant opportunities; use of
the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning
Center including the auditorium, class-
rooms, laboratories and dormitory space;
and use of two field-based research sites,
one of which is located on a pristine bar-
To learn more log onto www.rookery
Fair At FGCU
Florida Gulf Coast University will pres-
ent a Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m.on Wednesday, February 3 in the
Student Plaza breezeway.
Information on international education
and other opportunities for students, fac-
ulty and staff will be available, including:
Resources for faculty and staff -
study and research abroad, international
exchange, service abroad, professional
development, Fulbright program, devel-
oping a study abroad program and other
Resources for students study,
research, service, work and intern abroad
Visit with FGCU departments and
study abroad agency representatives
Visit with students, faculty and
staff members with previous experience
Contact Timothy Gjini, assistant direc-
tor, International Services Office, at 590-
oc Ford's enthusiasts will be
happy to hear that The New
York Times best selling author
Randy Wayne White will be signing cop-
ies of Deep Shadow, his latest novel
in the Doc Ford's series. Booksignings
will be held at Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum
Bar & Grille on Sunday, March 7 and
Monday, March 8, and at the Fort
Myers Beach location on Saturday,
March 27. There will be two appear-
ances each day, from noon to 2 p.m.
and 4 to 6 p.m.
Signings on March 7 and 8 will take
place in the Dinkins Bay bungalow
(named for one of the locales in White's
writings), just off the porch and patio
of Doc Ford's on Sanibel, 975 Rabbit
Road. The affable author will be on break
between signing and, if history repeats
itself, fans will be taking that time to relax
and enjoy the great food and rum drinks
for which the establishment is known,
while waiting for the next book signing.
Deep Shadow is the 17th in the series
and if you listen to the devotees of the
Doc Ford's series, they are looking for-
ward to being hooked from the first page
to the last.
The March 27 signing will be held at
the Doc Ford's Fort Myers location, 708
Fisherman's Wharf, where it all began
for White. In fact, the author reminisced
about his first book signing right near the
THERIVER JANUARY29,2010 25
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that people would show up. His prayers
have certainly been answered and the
throngs of fans are still lining up for a
Call 472-8311 or go to www.doc-
fords.com for additional information
about this event or upcoming events at
Doc Ford's Bar & Grill at the corner
of Rabbit Road and San-Cap Road on
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Financial Moves For
The Newly Single
Sby Jennifer Basey
W e can't
the sad events in
v our lives but we
still need to carry
on. Obviously, for
a married person,
a divorce or the
death of a spouse
is a traumatic
event. But if either event happens to
you, you'll need to make some financial
moves to keep your life on track.
One step you'll need to take is to
examine your income stream. Will you
be able to collect alimony or life insur-
ance proceeds? If so, you'll want to factor
these proceeds into your overall finan-
cial strategy. And if you're employed,
and you don't have disability income
insurance, you may want to consider it,
because if you should become sick or
injured and cannot work, you could face
difficult times. Your employer may offer a
short-term disability policy as an employ-
ee benefit, but it might not be sufficient,
so you may need to consider adding addi-
tional disability coverage on your own.
Of course, even as you consider your
cash flow needs for the present, you'll still
have to plan for your future including
your retirement. When you were married,
you may not have been contributing as
much as you could afford to your 401(k),
particularly if your spouse was fully fund-
ing his or her retirement plan. And if
your spouse had an IRA, you might not
have felt the need for one, too. But now
that you're solely in charge of your own
financial destiny, you'll need to consider
putting as much as you can possibly
afford into your 401(k) or other employ-
er-sponsored retirement plan, along with
your IRA. Because a 401(k) and an IRA
offer significant tax benefits, they are
great vehicles in which to save for retire-
ment, so you should consider taking full
advantage of them.
And speaking of your 401(k), IRA
and other investment accounts, you may
now need to change the beneficiary des-
ignations. These designations may even
supersede the instructions on your will, so
it's important to keep them current.
Apart from taking these steps, what
else should you do to make sure you
position yourself to meet your own goals?
For one thing, you may need to review
your overall investment mix, both inside
and outside your retirement accounts.
When you were married, you and your
spouse may have established a portfolio
based on a combination of your risk toler-
ances and time horizons. But now you'll
need to determine if your existing asset
allocation truly reflects your needs, pref-
erences and aspirations. A professional
financial advisor can help, so if you don't
already work with one, now might be a
good time to start.
One final suggestion: If you have chil-
dren at home, make sure your life insur-
ance coverage is sufficient. You'll want to
help make sure your children will be pro-
vided for, should anything happen to you.
There's no sugarcoating the pain and
difficulties that can accompany the loss of
a spouse through death or divorce. But
by making the right financial moves, you
can help make life a little easier for your-
self and your loved ones.
Copyright 2010. Jennifer Basey
is a financial advisor in Fort Myers.
She can be reached at jenniferbasey@
s part of its year-round Team
Tourism program, the Lee
County Visitor & Convention
Bureau (VCB) is hosting a one-half day
workshop titled Lessons from Dolphins
on February 3, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at
Harborside Event Center in downtown
Lessons from Dolphins is an excit-
ing and innovative experience that helps
companies improve productivity, reten-
tion and bottom-line results based on
proven dolphin training techniques used
at Dolphin Quest, a world-renowned
international dolphin interaction com-
pany. The workshop, led by a veteran
professional dolphin trainer, will help par-
ticipants communicate effectively, reward
good behavior, train new behaviors, dem-
onstrate sincerity and have fun.
"Our latest Team Tourism program
will reinvigorate managers and line-
employees who attend, and it will give
them insights and tools to make imme-
diate improvements in their everyday
work performance," said Tamara Pigott,
interim VCB deputy director. "We had
such an overwhelmingly positive industry
response to our 2009 annual meeting
that we decided to partner once again
with Master Connection Associates for
this upcoming workshop; and, with our
area's abundance of Atlantic bottlenose
dolphins, this program is perfect for our
At the workshop, participants will
take part an interactive atmosphere in
which they will explore each dolphin
lesson through stories and videos about
dolphin training and by playing interactive
training games both individually and in
groups. The dolphin training techniques
can be applied to any department in any
company and will even positively influ-
ence personal relationships with friends
There is no charge for the Lessons
from Dolphins workshop, but registration
is requested. To attend, sign up by visit-
ing www.LeeVCB.com, or to learn more
details contact Christine Davlin at the
VCB at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dealership Joins With
High Tech To Train Technicians
T he Automotive
Systems (AYES) train-
ing program has rec-
ognized dealer Wilfred
Templeton and service
director Gary Meyer of '
Fort Myers Toyota for
their outstanding sup-
port and named them
the January 2010
AYES Dealership of the
In 2001, Lee
County High Tech
Center Central became Zach McClure, Gerardo Marines and Jayson Obando
Meyer began working with instructor Marc Michaud. The dealership has been employ-
ing AYES interns since 2001 and has worked with almost 20 students in that time,
usually several each year. Three of the students that have since graduated high school
are still working at the dealership full-time.
Zach McClure, an AYES intern in 2003, is now a well-integrated team member
and an expert-level technician. Gerardo Marines and Jayson Obando, interns in 2007,
are working on their Toyota certifications and have moved up to mid-level technician
Meyer believes he has had a good success rate with the program, and says he is
looking for more interns as soon as this month.
Since becoming involved in AYES, Meyer says the dealership does virtually no
outside hiring. "I do much less hiring off the street since I don't know their training or
background. I get pretty much all our entry-level techs through the program. With the
AYES students, though, I know the quality of training they receive with Marc. Safety
training, how to operate a lift... Marc does an awesome job pre-screening the appli-
cants, then we give them the opportunity to see what the progression of the career is
like and the opportunity to improve their proficiency."
On top of the benefits of creating a pipeline of new technicians, the dealership has
seen other positive results from its work with the local school and AYES. "The attitude
of the group leaders is very positive," says Meyer.
"They have a personal satisfaction in helping these students and enjoy sharing their
experiences, which carries through the shop. All of my technicians like to see the stu-
dents succeed. I think all dealerships should take advantage of AYES," he says.
For more information about the AYES program offered at High Tech Central, call
334-4544 or visit www.hightechcentral.org.M
National Leadership Honor
Society Establishes Circle At FGCU
Smicron Delta Kappa (OAK) National Leadership Honor Society will establish
a circle at Florida Gulf Coast University with a chartering ceremony at 3
p.m. Friday, February 5 in Student Union 214. FGCU President Wilson G.
Bradshaw will offer remarks and welcome Omicron Delta Kappa Executive Director
Founded on December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington,
Virgian, OAK was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recogni-
tion for leadership. It recognizes achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus or
community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism,
speech and the mass media; and the creative and performing arts. Emphasis is placed
on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community
and as a contributor to a better society. The OAK "mark of distinction" is well recog-
nized by leaders in both the academic and business arena.
At FGCU, a prospective student member must rank in the upper 35 percent in
scholarship and must show leadership in at least one of the five phases of campus life
described above. Students selected as the first initiation class for the FGCU circle are:
Ginnie Anderson (alumni), Luke Benfield (alumni), Steven Binninger, Megan Brewbaker
(alumni), Justin Carter, Brittany Detweiler, Kali Fain, Ana Felipe, Julie Gleason (staff
member), Tiffany Hilliard, Stephanie Johnson, Anastasia Kostrubala, Laura Layton,
Leslie Mehl, Blake Neumann, Casey Plastek, Marie Scarpantonio, Camilla Williams,
and Heather Zimmerman.
For more information call 590-1086.0
Cubs Play Age-Old Game To
Get New Spring Training Facility -
But It Won't Be In Florida
by Ed Frank
chancess are that the Chicago Cubs are just using Collier
C County as a ploy and a bargaining chip to force Mesa,
Arizona, to build them a new spring training complex.
"No," that's not true, the Cubs brass says. And Florida Governor
Charlie Crist says a decision has not been made.
I Don't believe it.
4 Once the dust has settled in the Arizona desert, Mesa will spend
1 about $84 million to build the Cubs a new 15,000-seat stadium,
practice fields and training facilities, and the Cubs will remain there
as they have for the last 50 years.
The Mesa City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a preliminary
agreement to finance the project via a bond issue. The matter will then be subject to
voter approval in November.
Yes, it's possible, but not likely, that the voters could reject the bond issue. Spring
training baseball is a major economic force in Arizona, just as it is here.
Earlier this week, Governor Crist said he and several Florida legislators are spon-
soring legislation to provide $15 million in state sales tax revenue to lure the Cubs to
Southwest Florida with a new training complex.
"I had the opportunity to chat with the owner," the Governor said last weekend,
and he told me no decision has been made."
But, as the Chicago Tribune reported last week, the Mesa proposal will be consid-
ered by the Cubs' board of directors this week.
Let's face it. The give-and-take exercise by the Cubs is an old, old game in profes-
sional sports. Every franchise in every sport that has sought a new stadium or arena
threatened to move out of town if they didn't get their wish.
We need only go back to last year when the Boston Red Sox made overtures to
Sarasota for a new spring training complex. Within months, Lee County agreed to
build the Red Sox a new facility in order to keep them here.
That's just the way the game is played. It always has been and it always will be.
Everblades Win Five Straight; Improve Season Record to 22-15-6
It has been an up down year for the Florida Everblades, but the local hockey team
is suddenly on fire having won five straight as the week began.
The Everblades swept the Gwinnett Gladiators 5-1 and 3-2 last weekend at
Germain Arena to grab second place in the ECHL South Division with a 22-15-6 sea-
THERIVER JANUARY29,2010 27
The local hockey team is home again this week hosting the Trenton Devils at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Through 19 home games this season, the Everblades have drawn 98,190 fans
averaging 5,168, seventh best in the 20-team hockey league
Player and Trevino Commit to Ace Group Classic
Two of the most popular golfers ever to play the game Gary Player and Lee
Trevino will compete in the February 8-14 Ace Group Classic at The Quarry in
"Gary Player and Lee Trevino are two of the most recognized and entertaining golf
icons that the sport has ever known," said Tournament Director Jason Camp. "They
rarely compete on the Champions Tour any more, and to see both of them together
in Naples is something that golf fans will not want to miss," he added.
Player, 74, was the inaugural winner of this tournament in 1988. In a six-decade
career, he won an amazing 163 tournaments throughout the world, including nine
Trevino, 70, won back-to-back titles in Naples in 1990-91. He totaled 29 PGA vic-
tories, including six majors and 29 Champions Tour wins.
Both are members of the Golf Hall of Fame.
Dinner And Auction With The Red Sox
T he Crowne Plaza hotel will be hosting the fifth annual Evening with the Red Sox
dinner and auction, with all proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee
County. The event will be held on Monday, March 1 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers.
Heidi Watney of NESN broadcasting will again be the emcee for this year's event.
To date, confirmed former Red Sox players attending include Dwight Evans, Luis
Tiant and Bernie Carbo. Several Red Sox players from this year's team will be on
hand for autograph signing during the reception. Specific player attendees will be
determined after players report, but recent past player attendees have included Justin
Masterson, Lars Anderson, Manny Delcarmen, coach Terry Francona and others.
Wally the Green Monster team mascot will also be on hand for photographs.
The event is open to the public and will include a live and silent auction with Red
Sox memorabilia, an ultimate Red Sox versus Yankees game experience in Boston
with on-field experience and VIP tour of Fenway Park to include accommodations
for four people, Patriots versus Dolphins VIP experience at Foxboro stadium, an
8,000-square-foot vacation home for a week in Beaver Creek, Colorado, cooking and
wine tasting at Cru for 10 hosted by Chef Shannon Yates, Red Sox versus White Sox
trip for two to Chicago including air and accommodations, and a Masters trip for two
to Augusta National for the final two rounds in 2010.
Last year's event was sold out so interested guests are encouraged to purchase tick-
ets early. Call 334-1886 or visit www.bgclc.com.4
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Lee Memorial Lecture Takes A
Look At Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
southwest Florida's sunny, warm cli-
mate makes nearly every day a great
day for a ball game, tennis match,
round on the links or jaunt on the water,
but not if you're suffering from painful
injuries like torn ligaments and tendons
to worn cartilage and bone spurs. John
Kagan, MD, will discuss ways to treat these p
ailments at Lee Memorial Health System's
Well Informed Lecture on Tuesday,
February 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the
Hyatt Place Coconut Point, 23120 Via
Villagio in Estero.
"Though it was introduced several
decades ago, arthroscopy is still one of
the best ways to treat these injuries," said
Kagan, a Fort Myers orthopedic surgeon.
Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical
technique. Doctors insert a small camera,
called an arthroscope, into a joint to see
what's causing trouble and pain. Then,
they can use other small instruments to
repair, reconstruct, cut or shave bones, John Kagan, MD
cartilage or muscles to correct the problem.
Because the surgeon can see the joint and only use tools at the point they are needed,
incisions can be very small and take less time to heal.
"In addition to less scarring, patients who have arthroscopic procedures often have
fewer complications and less pain than those whose surgeries are done using tradition-
al methods," Kagan said. "These procedures are very safe, so patients should definitely
consider having arthroscopic surgery when the option is available."
Aside from injuries common among athletes, arthroscopic procedures can also be
used to treat ailments like carpal tunnel syndrome.
For reservations call 433-8505 or visit www.HealthyBonitaEstero.org.
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Caregivers Support Meetings
Monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County are
offered by the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center. The meetings
include an opportunity to meet others with similar challenges and to learn
more about Alzheimer's disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting loca-
tions feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing.
Wednesday, February 24, 1:30 p.m.
Sanibel Congregational United, Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, 437-3007
Tuesday, February 9, 2 p.m.
Senior Friendship Centers, 3600 Evans Ave (Carroll Corners), 437-3007
Wednesday, February 10, 9:45 a.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court, 437-3007
Wednesday, February 24, 9:45 a.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court
Overview of Medicaid Waiver Programs; apeaker: Gail Holton, director of pro-
Wednesday, February 17, 10 a.m.
Fort Myers Congregational Church, 8210 College Parkway, 437-3007
Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 p.m.
Dunbar United Way House, 3511-B Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, 437-
North Fort Myers
Thursday, February 25, 2 p.m.
Pine Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine Lakes Boulevard, 3.5 miles north of Shell
Factory on U.S. 41, 437-3007
East Fort Myers/Alva
Thursday, February 11, 1 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Community, 3031 Palm Beach Boulevard, 437-3007
Thursday, February 4, 2 p.m.
Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Boulevard, 437-3007
Thursday, February 18, 2 p.m.
Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Boulevard
Overview of Medicaid Waiver Programs; apeaker: Gail Holton, director of pro-
Thursday, February 4, 10:30 a.m.
Pine Island United Methodist Church, 5701 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia, 437-3007
Monday, February 15, 2 p.m.
The Community Health Association Building, 9 Beth Stacey Road, 437-3007
Monday, February 22, 10:30 a.m.
Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41, 437-3007.4
S PRESENTS Safety Program
T he Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's
eling & Treatment Resource Center is offering a
T safety program for Alzheimer's
& Children caregivers in Lee County. The program
was created to provide caregivers tools
to implement an emergency plan to
prevent crises. Each program packet
P includes an emergency plan kit and an
identification bracelet for the memory-
The emergency plan kit is intended
to help eliminate the possibility of a cri-
g a sis if the caregiver of a loved one with
Alzheimer's disease requires emergency
care. The emergency workers who come
to rescue the caregiver may not know
a memory impaired adult resides in the
home, and therefore, may leave the per-
son with Alzheimer's alone when they
take the caregiver to the hospital.
DIAPER DRIVE Bracelets are provided at no charge by
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The Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
ing a package of size 4 or S Center's office is at 10051 McGregor
disposable diapers Boulevard, Ste. 101 in Fort Myers,
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profit dedicated to advancing cancer
prevention through education and
research, is offering a four-session cook-
ing course designed to help Naples resi-
dents prevent and survive cancer through
proper diet and nutrition.
"The single easiest and best thing
most of us can do to prevent cancer or its
recurrence is to eat right," said Jennifer
Reilly, RD, a senior nutritionist for The
Cancer Project. "More than a third of all
cancer deaths in this country are due to
CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
INVITES YOU TO
A PARENT'S PERSPECTIVE
A Presentation for Parents, School and Mental Health Professionals
Linda S. Reynolds, L.M.H.C.
School Counselor for The Sanibel School
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
of Genesis Counseling of Fort Myers, FL
INFORMATION PRESENTED WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Major Concerns for the Whole Family
How AD/HD Affects Siblings, Marriage,
Time Management Skills
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The School District of Lee County is neither endorsing nor sponsoring this event, product or service nor endorsing the views of the sponsoring
organization; One (1) CEU through Genesis Counseling of Fort Myers for mental health professionals Florida Board of Clinical Social Work,
Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider BAP #206, exp. 03/31/10
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 7 9 P.M.
Healthpark Medical Center, Room 2A, 9981 Healthpark Drive, Fort Myers, FL
CHADD provides information and education about AD/HD to our members and the general public. We
encourage you to use the information you receive at CHADD meetings to talk with your local health care
provider. CHADD does not provide any medical or diagnostic services and does not recommend or endorse
any products, services, publications, medications or treatments.
For more information, please contact Lynne Lamplia, Chapter President, 466-1167, or M )ean Gavin, Publicity Coordnator, 472-9758
THERIVER JANUARY29,2010 29
The Rx for better health? It's a low-
fat vegetarian diet. Load up on fruits,
vegetables, and whole grains, Reilly says;
they're naturally low in fat, chock-full of
fiber, and filled with cancer-fighting anti-
oxidants and phytochemicals. Cut down
on fatty foods and added fats and oils,
particularly saturated fats, which have
been linked to an increased risk of breast,
colon, and prostate cancer. Likewise, look
for healthy substitutes for dairy products
such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, which
have been implicated in the occurrence of
breast and colorectal cancers.
The challenge, Reilly acknowledges,
is not only to teach people which foods
are good for them, but also to show
them how to make the foods taste good.
Each class centers on important cancer-
nutrition topics as local cooking instruc-
tor Joanne Irwin, MEd, guides students
through the preparation of tasty and
The class lineup is as follows:
February 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Introduction
to How Foods Fight Cancer
February 26, 6 to 8 p.m., Discovering
Dairy and Meat Alternatives
March 12, 6 to 8 p.m., Fueling Up on
Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods
March 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Cancer-
Fighting Compounds and Immune-
For more information visit www.
CancerProject.org or call 202-244-5038.0
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to Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southwest Florida for breast cancer research last
week. Above, Mike Griffin, representing Dietz & Watson's distributor in Southwest Florida,
presents a check to Miriam Ross, regional executive director of Komen. Dietz & Watson
president and CEO Louis Eni has more than doubled the amount that was raised at the
five charity events through sales of the company's gourmet franks. Bailey's General Store
and Jerry's Market on Sanibel and the Sandy Butler on Fort Myers Beach were among the
locations holding the charity events.t
Elaine Bachman, supervisor of headquarters operations, and Kevin Anderson, senior
manager of headquarters operations at Chico's
Chico's Receives United Way Kudos
Chico's FAS received an award from the United Way Volunteer Center for its
continuing volunteer support of United Way partner agencies.
For the month of December 2009, Chico's employees collected over 240
toys which were distributed to children through the Suncoast Community Resource
Center, a United Way Community House. Chico's employees also organized a cloth-
ing drive for Goodwill, had food drives for a variety of local non-profits, and gave cash
donations to CCMI, Harry Chapin Food Bank, and the Salvation Army.
Cliff Smith, President of the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades presented the
award to Kevin Anderson, senior manager for headquarters operations at Chico's.
"Chico's and its employees are excellent corporate citizens of our community. Their
generous efforts in December are good examples of how they support children and
families in our area," said Smith.M
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Lee County has a new vet-
erinarian for its Animal Services
Department. Peter Davis, DVM,
assumed the position in late December.
A plus for Lee County will be the exten-
sive shelter medicine experience and
proficiency in high volume spay/neuter
surgeries that Davis brings to this posi-
After receiving his veterinary degree
from Tuskegee University, School of
Veterinary Medicine, in 1985, Davis prac-
ticed in Guyana where he ran his own
small animal clinic as well as serving as a
regional veterinarian for the Ministry of
Agriculture. Since 2001 he has worked
in the state of Florida as a staff, con-
tract, or relief veterinarian for West Palm
Beach Animal Care and Control, the
Peggy Adams Humane Society, SPCA of
North Brevard, Weston Animal Hospital
in Sunrise, and Safe Harbor Animal
Clinic in Jupiter. Davis holds member-
ships in the American Veterinary Medical
Association and the Association of
As staff veterinarian for Lee County
Domestic Animal Services, Davis is the
primary veterinarian for the department's
sterilization programs for shelter pets and
pets of low-income owners. In addition,
he oversees the vaccination, examination,
and treatment of all pets entering the
Peter Davis, DVM
shelter, particularly sick and injured, and
provides staff training related to animal
handling, disease control, injury, illness
detection, and treatment. Davis will also
provide expert witness testimony in cases
related to animal neglect and abuse and
act as the liaison for the veterinary com-
munity and government agencies.
Lee County and the Animal Services'
staff welcome Davis and look forward
to the innovative ideas that he will bring
to the agency in providing greater care
for the community's pets and expanding
sterilization programs to reduce pet over-
population and euthanasia.4
Read us OnLine at www.IslandSunNews.com
From page 1
They never did hatch, probably
because she was infertile, but she nested
every May 1 on a regular basis. Howland
photographed the crocodile and even vid-
eotaped its movements along her drive-
way from the safety of her Jeep.
Her neighbors formed a vigilante
group to protect the endangered crea-
ture. Howland would place barricades
across Wild Lime Drive at night so
vehicles wouldn't run into the croc if she
rested her approximately 11-foot length
in the road.
Howland recalled one occasion when
her Sunday newspaper was "delivered" to
the bottom of her stairs with teeth marks
through it. She surmised that the croc,
having no offspring to carry, had instinc-
tively picked up her paper instead.
The croc sometimes appeared to have
been in fights with alligators. It's not
known why she ventured so far from oth-
ers of her kind.
She is believed to be at least 50 years
old. Average life span in the wild is up to
70 years. The only other crocodilian that
gained as much notoriety because of his
large size of about 13 feet was an alli-
gator known as Marshall. He was found
dead in a canal off Venus Drive, probably
from old age, in the early '80s.
Howland went to say a last goodbye to
momacroc" Wednesday, walking along
the East River Trail on Conservation
Foundation land. With her was Mark
"Bird" Westall, a local naturalist and her
former husband, and Tara Wertz, of the
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Refuge staff followed shortly after, led
by Manager Paul Tritaik, to salvage the
croc's remains for study. Tritak said he
wants the croc's entire skeleton returned
to the refuge as a memorial.M
friendly fundraiser presented by
the Lee County Library System.
Proceeds support the library system's
annual Southwest Florida Reading
Festival. Activities include a pug fashion
show, My Cup Runneth Over relay race,
costume contest, pet paraphernalia, and
drawings for prizes.
There is no admission fee but a $5
donation per family is suggested. Nominal
entry fees are charged for PugFest con-
The pug festivities will be held from 12
to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 31 at the
Skeezix ID 462196
Pets of the week for January 25
at Lee County Domestic Animal
Breed: pit bull mix
Age: two years
Color: brindle and white
Comments: Hi, my name is Pluto and
I'm known around the shelter as a "great
dog." I am very calm and well-behaved.
I'm a good listener too, so if you tell me
something I'm going to listen, especially if
it is followed by a treat. My owners have
given me up because of allergies but it
shouldn't be a problem for most people;
so why don't you come on down to the
shelter and meet me in the play yard?
Adoption fee: $20.
Bell Tower Shops. Bell Tower is located
on the corner of U.S. 41 and Daniels
Parkway, Fort Myers.
The Lee County PugFest started when
author and illustrator Dan Yaccarino was
scheduled to attend the Southwest Florida
Reading Festival in 2005. Festival coor-
dinators asked Yaccarino to stay an extra
day for PugFest which would be mod-
eled after the original PugFest event in
Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2005 the event
has taken off and attracts about 1,200
people and 500 dogs and has raised
more than $11,000.
The program is a celebration of pugs,
Breed: domestic medium hair
Sex: neutered male
Age: four years
Comments: My name sounds like a
sneeze but the only noise you'll hear from
me is purring which I do a lot. I guess
it's because I'm such a happy cat. I love
to be petted and brushed. When I'm not
being groomed I like to spend my time
playing and sleeping. I'd be an even hap-
pier cat if I could go home with you.
Adoption fee: $50
For information about these and
other animals available for adoption, call
533-7387 (LEE-PETS), log onto www.
LeeLostPets.com or visit the center at
5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.
but all breeds of dogs are welcome. Lee
County PugFest is presented by the Lee
County Library System with support from
Bell Tower Shops, LITE 93.7, MC John
Hulbert III, and Bark Avenue. For more
information visit http://readfest.org.4
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FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1, 2010
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You need
to be certain that all the right conditions are
in place before you take that first step. It
can't hurt to listen to good advice from those
who have your best interests at heart.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be
careful not to get involved in other people's
disputes unless you know the facts behind
the disagreements. That's the best way to be
assured of making wise and honest decisions.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You still
need to be careful about how you're going to
spend those energy reserves you finally got
around to restoring. Best advice: Avoid over-
doing it. Let things take their course.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your
aspect continues to favor travel -- alone or
with that special person. So if you've been
putting off making those getaway plans, it's
still a good time to get started on them.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Those so-
called golden opportunities that continue
to dazzle the Lion still need to be carefully
checked out. Be suspicious about anything
that looks like the "perfect" prospect.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Changes at the workplace could make it
more difficult to do things the way you
prefer. But the wise Virgo who shows some
flexibility could find it paying off in a big
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
You might want to check out the explanation
you were given for a sudden shift in your
duties. There's a possibility that you haven't
been told all the facts that you deserve to
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Having confidence in your abilities is
important, especially when you could be
facing a new challenge, whether it's in the
workplace or in a personal relationship.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) A new work-related oppor-
tunity might not be all that it seems. Before
making any decisions, you might want to
check with others who have had some expe-
rience in that area.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) A situation involving someone close
could benefit from your timely intervention.
Avoid being judgmental. There'll be plenty
of time later for those "little talks" you like
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Travel could be a surprise element in that
new project. Be prepared for other previous-
ly undisclosed aspects that also might come
to light as you proceed with the work.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Try
to balance your work-related responsibili-
ties with the time you're spending on your
recently revived social life. An old friend
might be planning to return after a long
BORN THIS WEEK: Your sensitiv-
ity makes you aware of the needs of others.
Have you considered a career as a coun-
On Feb. 2, 1847, the first woman of
a group of pioneers commonly known as
the Donner Party dies after they become
snowbound while crossing the Sierra Nevada
mountains. The disastrous trip west ended
up killing 42 people and turned many of the
survivors into cannibals.
On Feb. 1, 1884, the first portion of
the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
Plans for the dictionary began in 1857 when
it was estimated the project would take 10
years to finish. In fact, it took more than 70
years before the 125th and final portion was
published in 1928.
On Feb. 6, 1911, Rolls-Royce adopted
the "Spirit of Ecstasy" mascot, the silver-
winged hood ornament that has become the
On Feb. 3, 1944, American forces
invade and take control of the Marshall
Islands, long occupied by the Japanese and
used by them as a base for military opera-
tions. The Marshalls, east of the Caroline
Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, had
been in Japanese hands since World War I.
On Feb. 4, 1959, Lawrence Taylor,
one of the greatest defensive players in NFL
history, is born in Williamsburg, Va. Taylor
went on to play his entire 13-season profes-
sional career with the New York Giants and
is credited with redefining the position of
outside linebacker and terrorizing a genera-
tion of NFL quarterbacks.
On Feb. 7, 1964, "Beatlemania" arrives
at New York's Kennedy Airport. It was the
first visit to the United States by the Beatles,
a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just
scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before
with "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The "Fab
Four" were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans,
who caused a near riot when The Beatles
stepped off the plane and onto American soil.
On Feb. 5, 1989, the last Russian troops
withdraw from the capital city of Kabul.
Soviet armed forces entered Afghanistan in
December 1979 to support that nation's pro-
Soviet communist government in its battles
with Muslim rebels. By the time the Soviets
started to withdraw in early 1989, more
than 13,000 Russian soldiers were dead and
another 22,000 had been wounded.
It was American political scientist,
economist, psychologist and professor
Herbert Simon who made the following sage
observation: "What information consumes is
rather obvious: It consumes the attention of
its recipients. Hence a wealth of information
creates a poverty of attention, and a need to
allocate that attention efficiently among the
overabundance of information sources that
might consume it."
Those who study such things claim that
the act of licking a stamp bums one-tenth of
The shortest song in the world is "You
Suffer," recorded in 1986 by the British
band Napalm Death. It lasts precisely 1.316
Stanley Mason was an inventor who
really got around, in a manner of speaking.
In addition to coming with the idea for the
granola bar, he also created the squeezable
ketchup bottle, the disposable diaper, heated
pizza boxes and the dental floss dispenser.
There are more Polish people living in
Chicago than in any city on Earth except for
Warsaw, Poland's capital.
Studiers of statistics say that in any
random group of 23 people, the chances that
at least two of them share a birthday is more
than 50 percent.
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a
statute contained within what's known as the
Code of 1930 prohibits bribery or corruption
by anyone other than a political candidate.
"I think the biggest mistake most people
make when they pick their first job is they
don't worry enough about whether they'll
love the work, and they worry more about
whether it's good experience." -- Steve
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County now have a new low interest financing
option to consider in the form of tax-exempt
Economic Recovery Zone Facility Bonds (RZFBs). The
federal government has made $56.1 million in tax-
exempt financing available to Lee County businesses
through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Applications will only be accepted for the next nine
months and will be processed on a first come, first
served basis until the allocation has been exhausted or
through September 30, whichever happens first.
The purpose of these bonds is to provide tax-exempt,
low interest financing to businesses that would normally
not qualify for tax-exempt debt. This conduit financ-
ing program has been implemented by the Lee County
Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to promote
growth and economic development in the County.
If a business qualifies for regular bank financing, there
is a good chance it will qualify for a tax-exempt bond
under this program. Typical projects might include (but
not limited to): commercial build/lease project (medical
office building/strip mall); for profit healthcare project
(doctor-owned surgery/diagnostic center); profit/non-
profit new businesses (bank/pharmacy/gas station/
big-box retail); expansion of existing business (new ware-
house/showroom/office space), according to a release
from the Lee County Economic Development Office.
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call for Business Reception Schedule
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Applications are currently being accepted for projects
requesting at least $3,000,000 in financing. Completed
applications will be reviewed and analyzed by the
IDA, which will present feasible recommendations to
the Board of Lee County Commissioners for ultimate
A non-refundable application fee of $1,500 for bond
applications up to $5 million and $2,500 for applica-
tions over $5 million is required at time of submission.
Questions about the program, including inquiries
about what types of projects are eligible can be submitted
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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.
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ask our volunteers to make a sernce commilnent of 3 consecutive
months per year with a minimum of 3-5 hours per week
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Energetic and interested in
learning how to sell swimwear?
or call Kim @ Sanibel 472-2676
or Peggy @ Captiva 395-5383.
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for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
Interior Windows* Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 NTFN
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Netorks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 11/27 V 2/12
Experience the clear WATERS of Sanibel
and Captiva Islands onboard one of our
luxurious NEW BOATS. YOU Design
the TRIP and we will customize a
Unique and Unforgettable day of
BOATING to meet your wishes. All trips
tailored to your schedule. WaterWorld,
RS 1/22 V 1/29
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $95,000.
SR 10/9 N TFN
REAL S IA I
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
WELCOME To PARADISE...
3BR/2BA Dunes duplex
Great golf course views
Beautiful wood floors
SR 8/6 N TFN
SANIBEL HOUSE FOR SALE
2 bed/2bath on big lot
near Bowmans Beach
M Rice Realty, LLC
SR1/1 M 2/5
Single wide unit number 30
in Adult Periwinkle Park on Sanibel
Island. One bedroom one bath with
central air. Located on quiet street with
great view overlooking the pond.
Has a large finished lanai including
washer and dryer. All in great condition.
Willing to pay monthly lease fees
for first six months.
Asking price 87,900.
For more information
SR 1/29 M TFN
REAL S IAl
SANIBEL CANAL FRONT
From $625,000 to
Just bring your boat...
Listed for $1,699,000
Listed for $1,499,000
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11/27 NTFN
CAPTIVA PLANTATION BEACH CLUB at SSIR.
Lovely fully equipped 2BR 2BA units (3) available on
the beach 5/21 to 5/28. Call 901-604-6224.
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Let us share
over 30 years
of Island Living
Homes Condos Land
Time Shares as low as $6,000
The Sanibel Cottages
Casa Ybel Resort
Tortuga Beach Club
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 ESIAIE WANTED
WANTED: SHELL HARBOUR HOME
Single level, sea wall,
under one million
SR 1/15 V 3/6
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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!
RS 7/31 A TFN
PRIME RETAIL SPACE FOR sublease. Corner unit,
1,500 sq ft, great visibility. Location, location, loca-
tion. Call 239-738-1609
For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn, RE/MAX of the Islands
Corian and tiled throughout.
and near shopping
W/D on site.
$950 month plus electric
Charming old Sanibel-style
2 BR-1 BA house. Great neighborhood.
Beach access. Lighthouse end.
RS 1/15V 2/5
EAST END 2BR/2BA
1/2 of duplex. Walk to beach.
$1,095 per month
Two bed/ two bath unfurnished ground floor
condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease $875/mo.
Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 Ibs. OK. Call 851-3506.
SR 1/29 NTFN
SMALL ELEVATED 3-BED/2-bath, no pets. Unfur-
nished. 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 April. $1,450 plus utilities. 239-472-2464
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, riverview, guest loftwith
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or
BEAUTIFUL HOME OFF SO. McGregor. $1,200/
AL mo. 2br/2balden/2car. Granite, wood cabinets, tile,
screened lanai, eat-in kitchen. No pets. Security
RATES $1,100. 239-357-1700
RS 1/22V 2/5
home BEAUTIFUL GATED TOWNHOUSE $700. 2br/1.5ba
o beach off College Parkway. Close to shopping, beaches,
available Sanibel. New tile throughout. W/D. Screened patio.
1-3319 New a/c. No pets. Security $650. 239-357-1700
RS 1/22 V 2/5
LOVELY SANIBEL CANAL HOME. Watershadows,
direct gulf access, new dock, 3-bd/2-bath, walk to Bay.
Available May 1. $2,195/month. blsullvn@roadrunner.
com. or 603-356-5646
RS 1/29V 2/19
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.
SR 7/17 MTFN
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.
NEAR EDISON MALL
For rent. Single person. Heated pool.
2BR/2BA partly furnished. Almost all
brand new interior, appliances new,
carport, lovely views. Immediate
occupancy. $525/mo. 239-278-5689
RS 1/22 V 1/22
CONDO FOR RENT
2BR/2BA on 1st Floor Davis Rd, Fort
Myers. Furnished with living room, kitchen,
dining area & screened lanai. W/D, TV,
heated pool & tennis. Close to beaches,
shopping & golf. Call 239-267-7697
RS 1/29V 2/5
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 1/29V 1/29
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 1/9 B TFN
Completely remodeled Dunes duplex with
fantastic golf course views available for monthly
or seasonal rental. 3BR/3BA, vaulted ceilings,
two floors, light and bright, large kitchen.
Upgrades include granite, marble, tile, pavers.
Call 703-548-0545 for more information.
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!*
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 BTFN
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
S 1/26 M TFN
2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
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 P 10/1
Walk to beach Near causeway
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
Feb-$3,500, March-$3,700, April-$3,000
BOATS CANOES KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT
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
MISC. FOR SALE
DIAMOND RING TAKEN
Fort Lauderdale on 01/19/10
Two young girls visiting Fort Lauderdale
beach (off Los Olas Blvd) took a diamond
ring. Please return. Sentimental value.
Call collect 310-270-5253
GARAGF/YARD SAI FS
Estates Items on Consignment
2431 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
Jewelry Art Coins Wicker More. You bring
it, we will sell it! Donations benefit local
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $300.
SR 1/8 NTFN
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the undersigned, desiring to engage in
business under The fictitious name of
SALON BLAIR, located in Lee County,
Florida, with an address of 829 NE Pine
Island Lane, #110, Cape Coral, FL 33909
has registered said name with The Division
of Corporations of the Department of State,
Dated the 25th Day of January 2010.
RS 1/29V 1/29
I, Jennifer Orejobi of Orejobi & Orejobi
Investments, Inc., am going to
register a fictitious name for
Comfortline & Therapoint Shoes.
RS 1/29V 1/29
Saturday, January 30
9 am to noon
12373 McGregor Woods
RS 1/29 N 1/29
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 N TFN
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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
Theatre Conspiracy.................................... 936-3239
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 Actuve& 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 M years 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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