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VOL. 9, No. 6 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers FEBRUARY5, 2010


Antique Car Show At Estates


Antique Car Show 2009
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates continue the celebration of Thomas Edison's
birthday by hosting the Antique Car Show on Saturday, February 6 from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
The show is included in the price of admission to the estates, or a separate ticket
for $5 may be purchased to attend the car show that is staged at Henry Ford's Winter
Estate, The Mangoes. Estates members are admitted free.
Nearly 100 antique cars will be on exhibit from local car clubs and other classic car
owners who will showcase their cars on the Ford lawn in a fitting tribute to the legacy
of Henry Ford, pioneer of the automobile industry and a winter resident of Fort Myers.
Owners will be on hand to visit with guests and answer questions.
In addition to the car show, other programs during the day include:
SModel T tour and lecture with estates staff and car owners at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
continued on page 7


Mrs. Edison's
Hymn Sing To
Help The Hungry
rs. Edison's Hymn Sing on
Tuesday, February 9 at the
First Presbyterian Church in
downtown Fort Myers will celebrate the
Edison Festival of Light and help feed
the hungry. The church is at the corner
of Second and Lee streets. Admission is
free but cash donations and canned goods
will be accepted for The Soup Kitchen,
operated by Community Cooperative
Ministries, Inc.
It's the 21st year of the hymn sing,
which is organized and sponsored by the
Galloway Family of Dealerships.Three per-
formances are planned at 1 p.m., 4 p.m.
and 7 p.m. The doors will open 30 min-
utes prior to each performance.
utLadies and gentlemen, we desperately prior to each performance. First Presbyterian Church stained glass
"Ladies and gentlemen, we desperately
need your help. The need for food is abso-
lutely critical this year and seems to be ongoing for the near future. Love your fellow
neighbor. Attempt to do what God would do and want you to do. Show me a man
continued on page 7


Glorious! Debuts
In Fort Myers
Theatre Conspiracy will open
the hilarious and musically tone
deaf comedy Glorious! (The
true story of Florence Foster Jenkins,
the worst singer in the world) at the
Foulds Theatre on February 5 at 8
p.m. Directed by Bill Taylor and writ-
ten by Peter Quilter, Glorious! is about
an unlikely and ill-fitting diva, set in the
America of the 1940s.
This Southwest Florida premiere
is a heart warming new comedy that
highlights the improbable but true story
of a phenomenally talentless eccentric.
Jenkins (1868 -1944) was an American
soprano and socialite who became
famous for her complete lack of rhythm,
pitch, tone, and overall singing ability.
Despite her lack of ability, Jenkins was
firmly convinced of her greatness. She
became tremendously popular and was
the toast of New York in the 1940s.
Her credo was, "People may say that
continued on page 9


Florence Foster Jenkins


Leading Researcher Gives Optimistic
Update On Kanzius Cancer Project,
Appeals For Continued Funding
Introduction by Jim George
r an exclusive update to the The River Weekly, Dr Steven Curley,
chief research scientist for the John Kanzius cancer research proj-
ect at the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston, has
provided the details of the status of the project in order that local
residents see the progress that has been made. The River Weekly has
provided continuous coverage of the project over the past five years
which has generated significant interest in the technology. Many local
residents have financially supported the research.
Kanzius, who died in February 2009, developed a radio wave device
that destroys cancer tumors by heating gold nanoparticles embedded
inside them. The device works on the principal that while radio waves
pass harmlessly through the body, they "cook" any metals in their path.
The key advantage of the system compared to treatments such as che-
motherapy is that it can "precisely target" gold nanoparticles placed
inside the cancerous cells, so the tumor is destroyed while healthy tissue
is left unharmed.

by Steven A. Curley, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery;
Chief, Gastrointestinal Tumor Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center
e currently have a laboratory group consisting of 13 people. This will
increase with the addition of another two post-docs who will be joining the
lab over the next three to four months, as well as the addition of another
PhD with expertise in molecular biology and cancer cell targeting. I am also work-
ing to recruit a full-time PhD to replace Dr. Cherukuri and we will be interviewing
some excellent candidates with expertise in bioengineering, chemistry, and nano-
particle generation over the next two months. I hope to have somebody in place for
this position by summer of 2010.
The laboratory is almost completely self-sufficient at this point. We purchased a new
dynamic light scattering (DLS) unit which allows us to measure accurately the size and
charge of nanoparticles. This includes nanoparticles alone or nanoparticles that are
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2 THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010

Historic Downtown Fort

Myers, Then And Now:

Oak Trees, A Church, And A School
by Gerri Reaves
rJT today, Second Street and Royal Palm Avenue is one of
|Ithe prettiest and most soothing of downtown intersec-
tions, thanks to the towering oak trees.
Those remaining historic trees along Second witnessed the
great changes that have come to the intersection over the last
century. They've seen the demise of all the buildings that appear
in this undated photo, and they have seen new buildings replace
the old.
S Was the oak tree in the historic photo a younger version of
the one that welcomes churchgoers at the First Presbyterian
Church today?
What could be more conducive to spiritual and contemplative state of mind than the
sight of those trees as one walks up the church steps?
The three-story brick building in left of the historic photo opened in 1914 as the
new" Gwynne High School to accommodate the overflow of students from the near-
by Gwynne Institute.
Its short life as a high school ended less than a decade later, when the yellow brick
Lee County High School (also known as Fort Myers High School) was built farther
south at Thompson Street and Royal Palm.
The school on the corner subsequently served as a junior-high and then a middle
school. Later renamed the Crescent Building, it was demolished in 1976.


When this undated photo was taken, only young trees lined the south side of the inter-
section at Second Street and Royal Palm Avenue. Left to right are the 1914 Gwynne High
School (later a junior-high and middle school and eventually renamed the Crescent
Building), the first permanent home of the First Presbyterian Church, and the church
manse.
photo courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society


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A veritable cathedral of oaks distinguishes the front of the church on Second Street
today. This church was built in the late 1950s. The southeast corner (left) where the brick
Gwynne School once stood is now a parking lot.
photo by Gerri Reaves
Today the site is a parking lot.
Across Royal Palm Avenue from the school is the first permanent home of the First
Presbyterian Church, on the southwest corner. That somewhat diminutive church is
visible just left of the oak tree.
Although the institution had formally organized in 1901, it wasn't until 1911 that
it bought its first sanctuary, Fort Myers' most historic church building, the former First
Methodist Church, built circa 1882.
By the time the Presbyterians purchased their new home from Carl F Roberts in
1911, the small sanctuary had been dismantled and relocated to a spot near this inter-
section in 1904 by its second owners, a band of Holiness worshippers.
As part of the business deal, Roberts moved the building to the corner of Royal
Palm and Second, as seen in the historic photo. The intersection was very much in
flux at that time, for he was in the process of developing and opening Royal Palm
Avenue.
That historic church, as well as the two-story frame manse next door to it (right
center), was demolished in the late 1950s, to clear the way for the First Presbyterian
Church that exists today.
Walk down to Second and Royal Palm, where students once went to school and
churchgoers worshipped in their very own "new" third-hand church.
Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where
you can see the exhibit Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb.
Ask about volunteer opportunities and check out the schedule of 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, fmh.leeschools.net, and the
archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society.4


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Celebrate Thomas Edison's
Birthday This Month At The Estates


Edison and Hoover stroll Fort Myers street


rr more than a century, Southwest Florida has celebrated the February 11
birthday of Thomas Edison with a month of activities and events to commemo-
rate the inventor's life, his home and his laboratory in Fort Myers.
In fact, the celebration of Edison's birthday began during his lifetime when friends
from around the world would come to visit with the famous inventor at his winter
estate in Fort Myers and join in with other activities such as a lighted community
parade (Edison Festival of Light Parade), dances and neighborhood gatherings.
Today, his Fort Myers estate is one of the top 10 most visited historic home sites in
America and won the 2009 Award of Excellence from the National Trust for Historic
Preservation for the recent restoration of the site.
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers continues the tradition with
Edison's birthday month events and collaborations. The estates are open on Edison


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Festival of Light Parade day, February 20, to tour his home, laboratory and gardens
before the parade.
Sneak Peeks of the Edison and Ford Homes February 4, 11, 18 and
25, 10:30 a.m.
Behind the scenes lecture tours inside the homes and laboratory that include areas
not open to regular tours. These unique tours are offered at no cost for estates mem-
bers and $40 for non-members. Lunch will be served following the tour for $15 per
person.
Estates Antique Car Show February 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tour the estate of Edison's neighbor Henry Ford and see over 100 antique cars for
$5 with special programs throughout the event.
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Friends Of

Matanzas Pass
Annual Meeting
attend the annual meeting of the
Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve
nd find out more about this little
bit of heaven right here on Fort Myers
Beach.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday,
February 9 at the Bay Oaks Community
Center at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be
served and, following a short business
meeting, Roger Clark, Land Stewardship/
Coastal Areas manager for Lee County
Department of Parks & Recreation, will
speak on Matanzas Pass Preserve the
Past, Present and Future.
The Friends is an independent vol-
unteer organization that works with
Lee County Department of Parks and
Recreation for the maintenance and pres-
ervation of the Matanzas Pass Preserve.
The mission of the group, "dedication to
the preservation, protection and enhance-
ment of the natural and fragile beauty
of the preserve; creation of a legacy for
future generations" tells it all. Many hours
of volunteer work have helped ensure
and enhance the natural beauty of the
preserve.
If you haven't visited the preserve,
which is just a little off the beaten track,
you'll find it has much to offer. Fewer
than .2 miles from Estero Boulevard
you'll discover peace, quiet, and lots
of nature. A 1.25-mile trail, just past


From page 3
Edison's Birthday
*Edison's 163rd Birthday Party -
February 11, 10 a.m.
Celebrate Edison's birthday with staff,
distinguished guests and Edison Park
Elementary School students who will
perform music from the Edison era. The
performance begins at 10 a.m. with cake
to follow. Free and open to the public.
Edison in Southwest Florida Book
Signing February 11, 10 a.m.
Authors will be available throughout
the morning to sign their books.
Authors include: Tom Smoot, Jr.,
Edisons of Fort Myers; John Sheppard,
One Man's Family in Early Fort Myers;
and Alan S. Maltz, Florida's official
nature photographer, whose new book,
Visions of Beauty, Fort Myers, Sanibel
& Beyond, includes beautiful photo-
graphs of Edison's home and Southwest
Florida.
Brunch with Mrs. Edison Living
with a Genius February 12, 11 a.m.
Storyteller, writer, playwright and pro-
fessional actress, Nan Colton will bring
to life the remarkable Mina Edison with
unforgettable tales.
Brunch will be served in the estates
gardens. There will be a silent auction
of hats. Estates members are $50, non-
members $60.
The estates is open daily from 9 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. For information call 334-
7419 or visit www.efwefla.org.2





the newly historically certified Historic
Cottage, includes trails and boardwalk to
help you take in the view of Estero Bay
and discover 60 acres of unsurpassed
natural habitat.
To review the volunteer opportunities
and to find out more about joining the
Friends, visit the Web site: friendsofma-
tanzaspasspreserve.org.:


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Nineteen past presidents of the Fort Myers Woman's Community Club attended the annu-
al White Tea

Past Presidents Gather
For Annual White Tea
The Fort Myers Woman's Community Club recently hosted its annual White Tea
honoring the past president at the Burroughs Home.
The Community Club's next meeting will be March 11 at 6:30 p.m. with the
Night of Relaxation held at Vincent Salon and Day Spa.
The club has served the community for 82 years.
"Our purpose is to support and encourage the cultural and social life and to
advance the civic welfare of Fort Myers. We are steeped in tradition while trying to
meet the needs of today's woman," said Sandee Foster, president.
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Artist Greg Biolchini has
announced his February work-
shops. All workshops run from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are held at his
spacious riverfront studio located at 81
West North Shore Avenue, North Fort
Myers.
February 13 to16 (four days),
Paintings from Photos You Love Pastel,
$240
February 18 to 22 (five days),
Fundamentals of Painting with Pastels,
$300
February 24 to 27 (four days), The
Classic Portrait from Life Pastel, $290,
model fee included. Participants can
expect to learn this direct approach to
portrait painting from a model with pastel
as both a dry and wet medium. The moti-
vation will be on getting a likeness, color
and flesh tone mixing, backgrounds, and
composition.
Each day will begin with a two- to
three-hour demonstration focusing on the
principles of portrait painting in pastel.
Participants are encouraged to ask ques-
tions at all times including during the
demos.
After lunch, participants will paint
from the model. During this time,
Biollchini will go around to each painter,
offering suggestions focusing on their
individual needs.
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Along The River


The Valentine's Day package at Hotel Indigo is $109 for two adults


Hotel Indigo in the downtown 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, call 337-
3446.
Adel's Hair Design and Ursula's Hair Design have announced their February
special. Receive 10 percent off on all hair services at their new location at Snipitz.
Salon, 15560 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers in Bruno's Plaza.
In addition to English, Adel speaks Portuguese and Spanish while Ursula speaks
German.
Call Adel at 454-3683 or Ursula at 462-1075 to schedule an appointment.


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Greg Biolchini's Jana, pastel, was featured in The Pastel Journal Sept-Oct 2001
Drawing on over 30 years of teaching experience and insights, Greg Biolchini
focuses on the process of painting. It is the obvious pleasure Biolchini takes in sharing
his painting process with fellow artists that makes his workshops and demonstrations
so popular.
Biolchini teaches workshops in pastel, oil and acrylic as well as in plein air and
portraiture. His February workshops are taught at his Riverfront Studio in North Fort
Myers:
Portrait Demo Oil, February 6, 1 to 4 p.m.
Oil The Classic Portrait From Life, February 8 to 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Paintings from Your Photos You Love Pastel, February 13 to 16, 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. with critique on February 28, 3 to 5 p.m.
Fundamentals of Painting with Pastels, February 18 to 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Classic Portrait From Life Pastel, February 24 to 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 910-6088 or go to www.biolchini.com.
The Sandy Butler Restaurant and Market is providing guests with 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- tel a renD e
carpone mousse. For the second course, g', N BD THE}| a
guests may choose either a chocolate
waffle with strawberry syrup or Bananas
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11 a.m. to 3 p.m. restaurants and services.
For a four-course Valentine's Day din- Just click on the logos surrounding
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berry soup with mascarpone cream and
chocolate shavings or potato cheddar 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.
The third course features three choices: a surf and turf entree which includes Maine
lobster tail and filet mignon with a choice of peppercorn sauce or B&arnaise sauce;
lobster ravioli in a lobster sherry cream sauce; or bouillabaisse with lobster, shrimp,
scallops, clams, mussels and grouper in a tomato broth. The fourth course is 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.
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 at 1609 Hendry Street in historic down-
town Fort Myers. Call 334-8080.0


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THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010 7


From page 1
Mrs. Edison's
Hymn Sing


Mina Edison


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Galloway, who originated the hymn
sing in 1989, said he wanted to do some-
thing to honor Mrs. Mina Edison during
the Edison Festival celebration.
"We hear a great deal about the won-
derful work of Thomas Alva Edison but
we don't do a lot to honor his wife who
also volunteered a great deal of her time
and talent to making Fort Myers what it is
today," Galloway said.
This year's event will feature the First
Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and many
other singers, including members of
the Mastersingers, guest soloists and an
orchestra and a piano-organ combination.
Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing is sponsored
by the Galloway Family of Dealerships
and is open to all denominations. To
accommodate the large crowd expected,
closed circuit televisions also will be set up
in the church's Fellowship Hall and the
chapel.
For more information or directions to
the church, call 334-2261 or visit www.
fpcfortmyers.org.


or woman who has not needed a helping
hand in his or her life," said organizer
Sam Galloway, Jr.
"Rising unemployment and the down-
turn in our local economy have caused
many of our neighbors to ask for food
to feed their families for the first time
in their lives. Our director has told me,
'Sam, I cannot tell you who, but people
are coming for groceries whom you and I
know.' We can't allow our neighbors and
friends to be hungry. Please we need
our community to get together and help
with all the canned goods they can."


From page 1
Antique Car Show
Live music
Henry and Clara Ford leading infor-
mal tours throughout the event
Food served on the Ford cottage ter-
race
A portion of the proceeds will benefit
the restoration of the antique car collec-
tion of the states.
For more information call 334-7419
or visit www.efwefla.org.




8 THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010
Fort Myers South
Kiwanis Elects
New Officers


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The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers
South held its installation banquet
for 2010 officers at Whiskey
Creek Country Club. Awards were also
given to club members for their support
in service to the community.
The individuals who took office
include: Rachel Toomey as club presi-
dent; Todd Adams as secretary; and Max
Hackenyos as treasurer. Toomey is media
buyer at Priority Marketing, Adams is
president of Mills-Price & Associates and


Fort Myers South Kiwanis 2010 Officers Max Hackenyos, Todd Adams and Rachel Toomey.


Hackenyos is a retired engi-
neer.
The club also inducted
Megan Marquardt of
Finemark National Bank &
Trust and Kim Barrera of
Priority Marketing as new
club members.
The club is looking for
more service-minded indi-
viduals and business profes-
sionals who would like to
make a direct impact on the
community through volun-
teering. Meetings are held
every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m.
at Edison State College.
For details on joining the
Fort Myers South Kiwanis
club, call Toomey at 940-
3893 or e-mail her at
Rachel.Toomey33@gmail.
com.4


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Galloway Soup

Kitchen Benefit

Set For March 2
Menu donors for this year's Sam
Galloway Jr. & Friends 7th
annual Soup Kitchen Benefit
have been announced.
This year's event will be held on
Tuesday, March 2 at the Sam Galloway
Ford dealership located off of Boy Scout
Drive, Fort Myers. Cocktails will be served
at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30.
Maestro Andrew Kurtz will be conducting
the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra with
a patriotic music selection.
This year's menu, which is donated in-
kind by local restaurants and individuals,
includes appetizers from Victor and Kathy
Mayeron of the Mucky Duck and Will and
Andrea Prather of The Broadway Palm
Dinner Theatre; barbecue chicken, cole
slaw and sauce from Bill and Sally Davis
of Hickory Bar-B-Que;
Fried shrimp and cheese grits from
John and Paul Browning of 3 Fishermen
Seafood Restaurant; pork barbecue and
swamp cabbage from Wesley and Deanna
Hansen; gourmet meatloaf and mashed
potatoes from JG Webster's Catering
and Jordan Webster; Fried Chicken from
Steve Sexton of the Alva Diner; Sunshine
Gumbo from Harry and Sandy Silverglide
and the Sunshine Seafood Cafe;
Blackeye peas and rice, cornrbread
and hot pepper sauce from Bill and
Janice Barnwell of The Farmer's Market
Restaurant; collard greens from the Soup
Kitchen; macaroni and cheese and okra


and tomatoes from Kim and Jack Avery
of The Main Event Catering; homemade
cookies from Uncle Charlie's Cookie
Ministry and award-winning handcrafted
white, milk and dark chocolates, mini
fresh shortcakes with vanilla infused red
fruits and whipped cream courtesy of
Mary and Norman Love of Norman Love
Confections.
The goal of this annual event is to
raise as much money as possible for area
residents in need.
"More of our friends and neighbors
have lost or know of someone who lost
their job and some have been out of work
so long, there's no money left in their
savings," said Sam Galloway, Jr. "They
literally don't know where their next meal
will come from."
Galloway wants to ensure that pro-
grams remain in place to help Southwest
Florida's growing population of hungry
be able to find a nutritious meal. Seven
years ago, he gathered friends in the local
restaurant community and beyond to
donate their time and services towards a
community fundraiser for local homeless
and hungry. The event has grown to over
600 guests who come together for one
evening each year in the service depart-
ment of Galloway Ford.
Last year, the event sold out and
raised a record $500,000 for Community
Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI), the
umbrella agency for the Soup Kitchen
and Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels,
Senior Transportation, the Montessori
Preschool of Dunbar and Family and
Homeless Services.
The Soup Kitchen serves a noontime
meal six days a week to men, women,


and children. In addition, CCMI pre-
pares and delivers nutritious packaged
meals and beverages for the homebound
hungry, offers a food pantry and mobile
food pantries that provide emergency
groceries to families in need, serves two
nutritious meals a day for the children in
its Montessori Preschool and oversees a
backpack program for local schoolchil-
dren who would otherwise receive little to
no food on weekends.
"Over 68 percent of LeeCounty stu-
dents are on a free or reduced cost lunch
program, an indicator of the number of
families who are struggling," said Sarah
Owen, CEO of CCMI.
The agency is refocusing its efforts
towards a customer choice-centered
model for long-term hunger elimination
with its EveryDay Cafe concept. Currently
food is not easily available to working
poor women, children and others who,
research shows, are a larger portion of


THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010 9
the hungry than the chronic or urban
homeless.
Monies raised last year helped roll
out Southwest Florida's first mobile food
pantry last summer that fed over 20,000
individuals. The mobile food pantry
(named Miss Mavis after local Mavis Miller
who donated the first $1,000 toward the
mobile pantry) is a 34-foot beer delivery
tractor-trailer donated by the Mitchell
Family converted into a rolling distribution
center. The truck made weekly stops at
local schools including Orange River, Tice
Elementary, Bonita Springs Elementary,
Lehigh Elementary and Hector Cafferata
Elementary in Cape Coral over the sum-
mer.
Tax-deductible sponsorship opportuni-
ties are available from $5,000 and tickets
are $150 each. For more information or
tickets, visit www.ccmileecounty.com or
call CCMI at 332-7687 ext. 107.w


From page 1
Glorious! Debuts
In Fort Myers
I cannot sing, but no one can say that I
didn't sing."
She sold out Carnegie Hall for her
concerts while the public roared with
laughter. Produced around the world,
Glorious! has brought the same reaction
from audiences everywhere.
Peter Quilter's plays have been trans-
lated into 18 languages and produced in
27 countries around the world. He has
had two plays in London's West End and
hit shows in major cities, including Cape
Town, Prague, Amsterdam, Helsinki,
Toronto, Warsaw, Rio de Janeiro and
Chicago.
Glorious! plays February 5 to 20 on
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8
p.m. with one Saturday matinee at 2
p.m. on February 6. Tickets are $22 and
$10. Opening night February 5 will be
"pay what you will." Thursdays February
11 and 18 are "buy one get one half
price" nights. To make reservations call
the box office at 936-3239.w
She sold out Carnegie Hall for her
concerts while the public roared with
laughter. Produced around the world,
Glorious! has brought the same reaction
from audiences everywhere.
Peter Quilter's plays have been trans-
lated into 18 languages and produced in
27 countries around the world. He has
had two plays in London's West End and


hit shows in major cities, including Cape
Town, Prague, Amsterdam, Helsinki,
Toronto, Warsaw, Rio de Janeiro and
Chicago.
Glorious! plays February 5 to 20 on
Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 8
p.m. with one Saturday matinee at 2
p.m. on February 6. Tickets are $22 and
$10. Opening night February 5 will be
"pay what you will." Thursdays February
11 and 18 are "buy one get one half
price" nights. To make reservations call
the box office at 936-3239.5

More Zumba

At Bay Oaks
umba has been a huge hit at Bay
Oaks Recreation Center on Fort
Myers Beach. It is so popular that
Bay Oaks will be offering two classes. In
addition to Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.,
Zumba will also be offered on Thursday
night at 6:30 p.m. The cost for each
class is $5 for non-members and $4 for
members.
The Zumba program fuses Latin
rhythms and dancing and easy-to-follow
moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness
program that you won't believe. Zumba
participants achieve long-term benefits
while experiencing an exciting hour of
calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-
inspiring movements meant to engage
and captivate for life.
For more information cal 765-4222.5





10 THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010

Churches/Temples
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
Phone: 226-0900.
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.
Email: allfaithsuc@earthlink.net
Web site: allfaiths-uc.org.
Minister's e-mail: war9999@msn.com
ANNUNCIATION GREEK
ORTHODOX CHURCH:
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
www.orthodox-faith.com
481-2099
BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC
SYNAGOGUE:
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.
Nursery available
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
481-5442
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.
CYPRESS LAKE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Sunday services:
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
9:45 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE
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
OUTREACH MINISTRIES:
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
Estates.
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
7:30 p.m.
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W. First Street, River District
www.spirituality.com and www.christian-
science.com
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Myers, 936-2511
Pastor: Rev. Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
MINISTRIES CONGREGATION
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.
HOLYTHEOTOKOS MONASTERY:
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers,
997-2846
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
a.m.;
Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL
CONGREGATION:
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
454-4778
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
Weekly services:
Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing
Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One;
9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing
and Church School
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in
Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist
with Healing
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
CATHOLIC CHURCH:
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,
218-8343
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERANIEPISCOPAL
CHURCH:


Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers,
267-3525
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-
Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.
Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
10 a.m.
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Phone/text: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
c/website for podcasts, special events, min-
istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
791-6908
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
Sunday.
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-
fortmyers.org
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
267-7400.
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Fleeman
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
e-mail: peace1265@aol.com
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.
274-0143
SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST
CENTER:
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.
MeditationlnFortMyers.org.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH:
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
454-3336
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
Nursery available
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.


Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
ST. COLUMBKILLE
CATHOLIC CHURCH:
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
489-3973
Father Joseph Clifford.
Weekly masses:
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
344-0012
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,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
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.
Reverend Nadine
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
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
10:30 a.m.
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.
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH:
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. Luder Whitlock
Sunday Service:
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
continued on page 11







I OBITUARY


PHYLLIS and IRWIN R. BOGEN
Irwin R. Bogen, 87, died January 23,
2010 at Cypress Cove in Fort Myers.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York
and resided in Hewlett Harbor and
Manhattan before moving to Sanibel
Island and then to Cypress Cove.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army
in WWII. An avid tennis player, art col-
lector, businessman and philanthropist,
he was known for his sense of humor
and voracious appetite for books. He
was active in the BIG ARTS and served
on the board of SW Florida Symphony.
He was pre-deceased by his wife of 68
years, Phyllis, and survived by his children
Leslie, Russell (Beth), Janice, and his
admiring grandchildren Steven and Jason
Winkler, Sonja Field and William.
A memorial service will be held
Sunday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m. at
Temple Beth-El, 16225 Winkler Road,
Fort Myers.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to Sanibel Captiva
Conservations Foundation, 3333 Sanibel-
Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 (sccf.
org) or Arthur Ashe Tennis Foundation,
4842 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
19129 (ashetennis.org).
From page 10
Churches/Temples
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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I OBITUARY I


FREDERICK W. KOPPLOW

away January 31, 2010 at Gulf
Coast Hospital after a brief illness.
Fred was born in Evanston, Illinois but
moved to Michigan at an early age. He
resided at Gull Lake, Michigan for many
years before moving to Sanibel in 1984.
In high school he was an outstanding
track and basketball star. As an active
member of the Boy Scouts, he achieved
the highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Upon graduation from high school
he entered the navy and served for three
years during World War II in the South
Pacific. He was a chief boatswain's mate
on an LST.
He was a graduate with a BS degree
from Western Michigan University where
he was a member of Delta Upsilon fra-
ternity.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53
years, Sally Wise Kopplow, their children
Fred III and his wife Lisa of Cincinnati,
Anne Durbin and her husband Dan of
Cape Coral, four grandchildren, Morgan
and Ryan Durbin, twins Freddy IV and
Abby Kopplow.
Fred had an engaging personality to all
who knew him. He was a devoted family
man who adored his wife, children and
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held this
summer in Michigan.:

Unitarian
Universalists
he Unitarian Universalist Church
of Fort Myers is presenting a six-
part program exploring the history
and dynamics of the changing Unitarian
Universalist (UU) faith. Participants
will explore UU identity within the
context of the history and heritage of
Unitarianism and Universalism.
Our Unitarian Universalist Story will
be held at the church from 6:30 to 8
p.m. Thursday, Februaryl8 through
March 25. It will be co-led by the Rev.
Elena Rigg and Dr. Donald Routh.
This program uses readings, group
discussions and activities to focus on
the history and heritage of Unitarian
Universalism, personal spiritual values,
individual experience and current theo-
logical trends and issues.


The program is free and open to the
public. Participants should register in
advance at the church, located at 13411
Shire Lane, Fort Myers (just off Daniels
Road), phone 561-2700.0

Genealogist
To Speak
On February 18 from 1 to 3
p.m. Wesley Memorial United
Methodist Church presents
Skeletons in Our Closets: Researching a
Family Scandal. The program will be pre-
sented by professional Genealogist Robin
B. Seidenberg, a member of Genealogical
Speakers Guild.
Enjoy an intriguing tale of wealth,
romance, betrayal, jealousy and murder.
After investigating rumors of an old fam-
ily scandal that took place during the
Roaring '20s in Chicago, Seidenberg
uncovered a sensational story that made
newspaper headlines across the entire
nation.
Refreshments will be provided as well
as a lot of good fellowship.
Te church is located at 4141 Deleon
Street in Fort Myers. Check the Web site
at GenHelp@LCGSFL.org. for informa-
tion and directions.4


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Agency Appoints
Bookkeeper
my Newton has joined
Community Cooperative
Ministries Inc. (CCMI) as book-
keeper.
Newton has over 15 years experience
in office management and bookkeep-
ing. She most recently served as office
manager for ABC Court Reporting in
Amityville, New York.
Newton holds an associates degree
in business administration from State
University at Farmingdale, New York.
CCMI is the umbrella agency for the
Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, Meals
on Wheels, Senior Transportation, the
Montessori Preschool of Dunbar and
Family and Homeless Services. CCMI
serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee
County area, including Bonita Springs,
Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. For more
information visit www.ccmileecounty.com
or call 332-7687.C





12 THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010

Researcher To Discuss
Caloosahatchee 'Lunar Lander'


Brooke Denkert and Marijke Noens, graduate students at FGCU, wait for sun to set
before sampling zooplankton off Sanibel


University of South Florida graduate student Greg Ellis recovers the sampling tripod with
instruments that take measurements and collect plants living on the river bottom


Dr. Greg Tolley's "lunar lander"
doesn't settle on the surface
of the moon but rather on the
floor of the Caloosahatchee River. This
electronic device measures parameters
such as water temperature, salinity, and
color. Dr. Tolley's interest is in the larval



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stage of fishes, a distinct juvenile form
many animals undergo before becoming
adults. The larva's appearance is differ-
ent than the adult phase and they often
live in environments that are very differ-
ent than their adult counterparts.
At 2 p.m. on February 10, the
Shell Museum will host Dr. Tolley, a
former shell museum trustee and profes-
sor of marine science at Florida Gulf
Coast University. Dr. Tolley will pres-
ent a program titled, The Importance
of Freshwater In-flow To Coastal
Ecosystems; the Goldilocks Approach.
"Larvae respond very quickly to
changes in the environment, sometimes
within hours," said Tolley, the founding
Director of Florida Gulf Coast University's
Coastal Watershed Institute. "This charac-
teristic makes them ideal for this type of
study," he added.
The research is designed to determine
the ideal mix of freshwater in the river
and the best timing for the release of
fresh water from Lake Okeechobee. He
will describe how the timing, amount and


quality of freshwater delivered to estuaries
can influence the physiology of estua-
rine organisms, the structure of oyster
reefs, and zooplankton assemblages. The
importance of oyster reefs as essential
fish habitats will also be addressed.
Tolley received the Knight Fellowship
in Marine Science at the University of
South Florida, where he received his doc-
toral degree. He chairs the advisory board
of the Florida Institute of Oceanography



Sailing Singles
he First Friday Happy Hour of
Sailing Singles of Southwest Florida
is at 5 p.m. on February 5 at
Harbourside Grill, Marinatown Way,
North Fort Myers.
Regular meetings are on the third
Thursday each month at Bonita Bill's
Restaurant under the Fort Myers Beach
bridge, at 7 p.m.
The February 18 guest speaker is
Gerald Canning of H&R Block on Tax
Tips and Info. Bring your tax questions.
Call Diane at 463-0993 or log onto
www.sailing-singles.net for location or
more information.
Everyone is welcome.

Guided Hikes
At CREW
he following guided hikes are
offered at CREW (Corkscrew
Regional Ecosystem Watershed):
February 13: Saturday Morning
Guided Hike The CREW Land & Water
Trust hosts a hike at the CREW Marsh
Trails on the second Saturday of each
month through April for all ages from 9
a.m. to noon. The hike is free, although
donations to support the trust's preserva-
tion efforts are appreciated. Call 657-
2253 for reservations. Hikers are encour-
aged to bring water and wear old shoes.
February 2 and 16: Tuesday Morning
Guided Hike Guided hikes are offered


and is a member of the advisory com-
mittee for the Rookery Bay National
Estuarine Research Reserve and of the
Conservation and Research Advisory
Committee of The Florida Aquarium.
The lecture is free with museum
admission. Call Diane Orvis Thomas at
395-2233 with any questions regarding
the program.M




at the CREW Marsh Trails the first and
third Tuesdays of each month through
April for all ages from 9 a.m. to noon.
The hike is free, although donations to
support the trust's preservation efforts are
appreciated. Call 657-2253 for reserva-
tions. Hikers are encouraged to bring
water and wear old shoes.
Full Moon Hike February 26
Come to the CREW Marsh Trails as
the sun sets and explore the CREW trails
with senses other than sight. Flashlights
with a red beam setting are welcome, but
the moon will light the way. Hikers are
encouraged to bring water to drink and
wear hiking shoes, long pants and long
sleeves. Fee is $3 for CREW members,
$5 for non-members. All proceeds will be
used to support the trust's preservation
efforts. Reservations are required by call-
ing 657-2253 or email bthomas_crew@
earthlink.net.
The CREW Marsh Hiking Trails and
the CREW Cypress Dome Hiking Trails
are open to the public from sunrise to
sunset every day. Trail maps and a self
guided trail brochure are available at the
trailhead.
From Fort Myers, travel east on
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (State
Road 82) 20 miles and turn right on
County Road 850. The Marsh Trails are
two miles southwest on the left and the
Cypress Dome Trails are 16 miles south-
west on the left. Brown road signs mark
each parking lot.
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CROW Case

Of The Week:

Brown Pelican
by Brian Johnson
Several calls
came into

SDecember 27, 2009
about a brown
pelican with a slashed
pouch at the docks
F around Punta Rassa.
Later that after-
noon island residents
Tony and Marissa Rizzo were cleaning
their boat at Jensen's Marina on Captiva
when they spotted what may have been
the same bird.
"There were a whole bunch of peli-
cans there, but we noticed this one with a
huge gash," said Marissa.
They alerted Stephen Safranek, a
Jensen's employee, who brought over a
large net, towel, and cage.
Tony Rizzo tossed a frozen fish in the
water, and soon the group of pelicans
were competing for the morsel. Together
Rizzo and Safranek tried to hold back the
other pelicans and isolate the injured one.
After about 10 minutes they were able to
net the bird and haul him in.
They transferred the pelican to the
carrier, and the Rizzos drove him to
CROW. "He was very feisty in the cage,"
she said.
"There was blood everywhere in the


carrier and on the bird," said Veterinarian
Dr. PJ Deitschel, who admitted him at
the clinic. "The curved tip at the end of
his top beak had broken in the carrier,
and hung at a ninety degree angle to the
side."
Everyone was surprised at the strange
sight of the bird's displaced beak and
wondered what on earth could possibly
be done.
Ever innovative and intuitive, Dr. PJ
popped the tip of the pelican's beak back
into place. "Let's not bump it !" she said.
"The bird was quite rambunctious and
stressed," said Dr. PJ. "The gashes in the
pouch were huge but we'd seen worse.
Staff gave the seven-pound pelican
pain medication, anti-inflammatories, sub-
cutaneous fluids, and Yunnan Paiyou to
reduce the bleeding. They took a radio-
graph to make sure he had not swallowed
a fish hook.
The following morning the bird was
still in a wild mood, but they were able to
place him the tub where he could scoop
herring out of the water without putting
pressure on the tip of his beak.
"For our students and volunteers it was
enlightening," said Dr. PJ. "The instant
reaction was to suture the pouch in order
for him to eat."
When Dr. PJ arrived at CROW in
1998 it was the practice at the clinic to
suture ripped pouches even though the
suture line often opened. But one case
turned logic on its head and give them
a new treatment strategy. After three
surgeries failed to securely sew up a peli-
can's pouch, Dr. PJ decided to let the
bird try to heal on his own. It worked -


Brown pelican with a slashed pouch


the skin contracted around the large hole,
and eventually the pouch was restored to
full working condition.
"Their pouches are very elastic," said
Dr. PJ. "With supportive care, there is
usually no need for surgery."
In the wild, pelicans probably sustain
minor gashes on a regular basis from the
hazardous business of swallowing dozens
of fish. Major gashes, however, very likely
compromise their ability to hunt, and
may be fatal. Supportive care at CROW
-- eating fish out of a tub or bowl -- allows
them to maintain normal nutrition levels
while they heal.
On January 3, CROW staff moved
the pelican to an outdoor cage, where


he flew beautifully between the platforms
on either side of a large pool. Dr. PJ's
improvisational treatment for his beak
had succeeded, and they had no further
problems with it.
CROW released the bird with a group
of other pelicans on January 21.
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:
www.crowclinic.org.0


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A Photographic Legacy
by Di Saggau
Set's called the book John James Audubon would have made if
he had used a camera. I'm referring to Waterbirds by pho-
l r t ographer Theodore "Ted" Cross. The 344-page volume is
-F part visual encyclopedia, and part memoir of a nearly half-cen-
tury pursuit of birds. It could well be the most gorgeous book
S^ of bird photography in print, with spirited storytelling that
S spans four decades and four continents in one man's journey
of capturing on camera the world's most beautiful birds.
1 Cross told me, "It's a labor of love, designed partly for my
children and grandchildren to encourage their love of nature and
of these remarkable water birds. The birds are extraordinarily
beautiful, they do magnificent acrobatics in the air, and they are very courageous in


Theodore Cross


the sense that some of
these little guys can fit
in a teacup and migrate
8,000 miles every year
from Patagonia to the
Arctic. One of these birds
is the red knot, which is
among the many featured
in the book. This bird
lives seven years and .,
in that time it flies the
distance of the moon, so
it's a very impressive little
guy.
To capture the 179
color photos in the book,
Cross traveled to Siberia,
Christmas Island in the
South Pacific, India and
beyond. It's the quality
of the photos that makes
Waterbirds unique.
"They show birds at peak
action rather than seden-
tary pictures. The birds
are flirtatious, imperial, Snowy egrets
ill-tempered, courageous,
outrageous and even
comical. The text is an intimate personal relationship of my feelings about birds. The
memories of them help me accept the brevity of the time that lies ahead."
Cross, who is 85, had to fend off KGB agents in 1989. "The pink gull nests in
an area of Eastern Siberia, right in the middle of Stalin's death camps. The Russians
are very sensitive about having people in that area, especially people with cameras. A
KGB agent had to go with me, but a guide said the agent would leave as soon as he
saw the gigantic mosquitoes in the area. He was absolutely right. The first sign of the
mosquitoes the KGB agent took off."
Cross comes to Sanibel every year with his wife and two dogs. He introduced his
daughter Amanda and her late husband Torpey to the area.
Cross always visits "Ding" Darling. "I go every morning if the weather is decent. It's
continued on page 30


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The three-hour tour, which is held
held every Wednesday morning, includes
a one-and-one-half-hour tour of the


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Trout The Best
Action Right Now
by Capt.
Matt Mitchell
T his week fish-
ing was a vast
improvement
over what it has
been. Not only
has the water tem-
perature warmed
up to mid-60s the
majority of the
dead fish that were
floating around all over the bay have
either sunk to the bottom or washed out
to sea on the tide. It's still hard to forget
the devastating cold water snook kill we
just had as I have not caught a snook in
weeks, even by accident. This time of
year I always catch a few snook while
throwing jigs or targeting redfish against
the mangroves and oyster bars.
Trout and redfish fishing were con-
sistent all week with lots of trout caught
every time out. When I was able to locate
the redfish, action was good with five or


six taken out of one spot before moving
on. The reds were all on the smaller side
with rats measuring 16-20 inches on
average. The area around Foster's Point
on North Captiva held some much bigger
reds but I was just not able to get them to
eat a bait.
Trout was without a doubt the best
action in town this week. Even when not
trying to catch trout while targeting man-
grove shorelines for redfish, there they
were.
I have been catching the trout with
a few different methods depending on
the water depth I'm fishing them in.
Throwing soft plastic jigs on the flats has
been a no-brainer with trout caught on
almost every cast. Shallower flats and
edges seem to be holding the largest
numbers of trout with the fish running
14 to 20 inches. In deeper water a live
shrimp fished close to the bottom has
been the better method.
I did make it out a few miles offshore
one day this week on a charter targeting
sheepshead. Most of our nearshore reefs
are starting to load up with these tasty
fish. We did not have a great day due to
windy conditions but did manage about
10 nice keepers. One sunken barge out


a few miles from Redfish Pass was the
hot spot of the trip with the bite going
off for about 20 minutes before shutting
down.
We caught some other mixed bag fish
including grunts, flounder, red grouper
and mangrove snapper. This run and gun
reef fishing can really be a blast as you
never know what you're going to find.
What amazed me while offshore was the
lack of the usual bait and birds over the
reefs. I think the cold really pushed all the
bait out to deeper, warmer water.
Just a heads up to all you grouper fish-
ermen, both recreational and commercial:
fishing on the species closed February 1
and will stay closed through March 31.
Closing this recreational fishery does not
make any sense at all. With such strict
limits on grouper already set for the rec-
reational angler what's the point? With
commercial fishing responsible for rough-
ly 95 percent of all total grouper taken in
the gulf, just close commercial and give
us recreational guys a chance.
Then to make it even worse for us
recreational types out there, they lowered
the minimum size of red grouper for
commercial fisherman from 20 inches to
18 inches. How can that help anyone but
the commercial guy?
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email captmattmitchell@aol.com.4


Eric Selck with a big trout caught throwing
soft plastic jigs


From page 14
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factors used in this unique industry.
The cost is a donation of $15 per
adult, $10 per child and children
under the age of five are free.
Reservations are required by call-
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16 THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010


Vince Giordano


Band Returns By Popular Demand
V since Giordano and The Nighthawks bring their classic big-band sounds to BIG
ARTS Schein Performance Hall Saturday, February 13 at 8 p.m.
In his 30 years as a bandleader, Giordano has become the authority on rec-
reating the sounds of 1920s and '30s jazz and popular music. His love of re-creating
the music has led to performances at the Smithsonian, Carnegie Hall, the JVC Jazz
Festival, Lincoln Center, and the Breda Jazz Festival in Holland. Described by one crit-
ic as a "poet of the jazz repertory frozen by time... the authenticity of the music cou-
pled with his firsthand knowledge of the original material provides him with insights,
experiences, and an integrity that is unique to the musical world."
Giordano also lent his talents to Bix: An Interpretation of a Legend (RCA), the
original soundtrack from the 1990 film. He was typecast as a bass player in Sean
Penn's band in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, and he and the band are fea-
tured in Gus Van Sant's film, Finding Forrester.
A critic from the New York Sun called The Nighthawks "the undisputed masters of
syncopated sounds from the pre-swing era, a period when even the much-disparaged
sweet bands" were incredibly innovative."
Tickets are $46 loge, $41 floor, and $15 student.
Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks concert patron sponsor is Ocean's Reach
Gulf Front Condominiums Resort.
To purchase tickets stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road or call the Marks Box
Office at 395-0900.5


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Florida Printmakers Invitational
M embers of Florida
Printmakers, will be display- "
ing works in the Alliance
for the Arts main gallery February
5 to 27. An opening reception will
be held on Friday, February 5 from
5-8 p.m. to celebrate selected art-
ists and their contributions to the
art of printmaking.
Florida Printmakers is a national
organization of artists whose mission
is to promote the art of printmak-
ing through exhibitions and print
exchanges between its members.
Curated by Lise Drost, president
of the organization and chair of the
Art and Art History department at
the University of Miami, this exhibi-
tion will show the range of imagery
being used by contemporary print
artists.
The exhibition will feature several
printmakers including Lise Drost as
one of the artists as well as Jonathan
Thomas, who teaches in the Miami
printmaking program.
There will also be works by
local printmakers: Browne, Collins,
Owen, Rohl, Rutherford, Tyler and
Yeomans. All artworks will be for
sale. Silkscreen collage and mixed media by Lisa Drost
The Alliance for the Arts is at
10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers. Visit www.
ArtInLee.org for more details.4


BRAVO! Ballet
Returns To Area


Scene from Swan Lake


RAVO!Ballet returns to Fort
Myers Sunday, March 14.
Dancers from the world-renowned
New York City Ballet will take the stage
at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts at
3 p.m. to perform excerpts from a wide
variety of pieces from the New York
City Ballet repertoire. The program
will showcase the works of George
Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, two
of the world's most celebrated choreog-
raphers, including excerpts from Swan
Lake, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, The
Four Seasons, and Who Cares.
Tickets are available at the Barbara B.


Mann Performing Arts Hall Box Office,
www.bbmannpah.com, or by calling 481-
4849. Prices range from $45 to $65 for
general seating. Patron tickets are $150
and are available at bravoballet@gulf-
shoreballet.org. Patron benefits include
center orchestra seating, reserved parking
and a post-performance party with the
dancers. Proceeds from the evening will
benefit Gulfshore Ballet, the area's only
non-profit classical ballet school.
For more information, contact Jan
Egeland at 472-2146 or 220-9918.M

Wind Orchestra
Concert At FGCU
F orida Gulf Coast University Bower
School of Music's Wind Orchestra
will perform a concert conducted
by associate professor and head of
Instrumental Music Rod Chesnutt, with
guest conductor Jean-Philippe Allard.
The concerts begins at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 11 in the Student
Union ballroom and is free and open to
the public.
Allard is conductor of the Wind
Orchestra at the Conservatoire de
Musique in Aulnay, France, where he
also serves as the assistant director of the
Conservatoire.
The performance also features guest
faculty artist William Larsen. In addition
to his position as adjunct instructor of
flute at FGCU, he serves as the princi-
pal flautist with the Southwest Florida
Symphony. The FGCU Wind Orchestra
performs works by contemporary com-
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Camphouse and Wilson. For more infor-
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A Family Musical Comedy
At Off Broadway Palm Theatre


THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010 17
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
Myers.M


S 1 v MM
Kevin T. Murphy, Anne Freres, Scott Moreau and Erin Dickerson
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 every-
thing 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 entertain-
ment, 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
Freres.


Free Beach
Weddings For
Valentine's Day
or the second year in a row
Deborah Temirlioglu with An
Unforgettable Wedding, will be
performing free beach weddings at
Bowditch Point Park, Fort Myers Beach.
This event will take place on Sunday,
February 14. The first intimate wedding
will begin at 9 a.m. and ceremonies will
be offered every half hour until 4 p.m.
by appointment.
For those dreaming of a sunset event
Temirlioglu will be offering one group
ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Each couple
will receive one digital portrait provided
by Lila's Photo and Designs. For those
participating in the 4:30 p.m. group cer-
emony, Ken Whiteside from Southwest
Florida White Doves will be doing a mas-
sive white dove release.
For more information and to reserve a
space visit ww.AnUnforgettableWedding.
com or call )283-6000. All couples must
have a marriage license and photo ID.
Bowditch Point Park is located at 50
Estero Boulevard. A parking fee of $1
per hour applies and spaces are limited.


Consider parking at the Main Street
Parking area on the north side of the
Matanzas Pass Bridge and riding the trol-
ley to Bowditch Point.

Chamber
Concerts At UU
he February 14 Signature
Chamber Concert at Unitarian-
Universalist Church of Fort Myers,
features Michael Baron at the piano and
Paul Votapek on clarinet in a program
of classical masterpieces. Both musi-
cians are members of the faculty of the
Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf
Coast University.
On February 28, Adam Satinsky and
Friends will perform works for strings
by Dohnanyi, Bach and Beethoven.
Daniela Shtereva, violin; Geoffrey Day,
violin; Glenn Loontjens, viola and Adam
Satinsky on cello are a well-known group
of Southwest Florida musicians.
Concerts begin at 3 p.m. Tickets pur-
chased in advance are $17, at the door,
$20. One $8 student ticket covers all sib-
lings in a family when accompanied by at
least one adult. Call 303-9165 for tickets.
The church is at 13411 Shire Lane, off
Daniels Road.3


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Pine Island Art
Association
Show And Sale


The Garden Goddess by Ann Shuey
Pine Island Art Association's 36th
annual Fine Art Show and Sale
is on Saturday and Sunday,
February 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Matlacha Community Building
in Matlacha Park, just west of the
Matlacha Bridge.
This has become one of the largest
events on Greater Pine Island, one that
draws attendees from all over Southwest


Skip Webe painting
Florida. There will be a large selection of
Florida landscapes, seascapes, birds, flow-
ers, fish and wildlife in watercolor, acrylic,
oil paint and pastel, by many experienced
and talented artists. All the work has been
professionally framed and is ready for
hanging.
There will also be a large selection of
original mini paintings, 3"X4", all double
matted, painted by the members at $10
each. Frame kits designed to fit the minis
will be available for $10 each..
Over the years the show has grown
but the comfortable welcoming atmo-
sphere remains. The members will greet


you at the door and invite you to sample
home-baked treats after you tour the
show. The artists will be there to talk to
you.
Next tour the historic fishing village
of Matlacha, continue on to Pine Island,
to the Museum of the Islands at the cen-
ter, the Calusa Mounds at the Randell
Research Center in Pineland, the galleries
and restaurants of historic Bokeelia and
St. James City.
For information log onto www.pineis-
landart.com or call 283-4432.5


Mardi Gras

Celebration At
Cypress Cove
Mardi Gras day will be celebrated
on February 16 at Cypress Cove
senior living community, located
on the HealthPark Florida campus.
The streets of Cypress Cove will be
filled with residents, staff and invited
guests, down home cooking, jazz, beads,
floats and makers beaucoup. Cypress
Cove's King and Queen will reign over
the day's festivities.
A Mardi Gras luncheon will include
New Orleans Red Beans And Rice, a
Fat Tuesday tradition, crawfish etouffee'
along with Po' Boys and Bourbon Street
Bread Pudding.
This year's theme is Cypress Cove
and All That Jazz. The festivities will
begin at noon and the parade will roll
through Cypress Cove's neighborhood at
1:30 p.m.
Several originally designed floats will
parade including Who Do The Voodoo,
When The Saints Go Marching In and
Jazz It Up With The Olympia Brass
Band. Other floats with makers gener-
ously hurling beads to spectators will also
be passing by.
The sound of Pat O'Brien's Dixieland
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Artist Ann McCarty To Teach Classes
Award winning artist and teacher Ann McCarty is offering classes and work-
shops around Lee County. Painting classes include drawing, color control, com-
position and use of medium while developing your own paintings. Additional
instruction on portrait, figure, landscape and other subjects are included.
Basic skills are stressed and personal style is always encouraged.
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers
Beginning and Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting
Thursday 9:30- noon, April 8 to May 13, $75 members, $90 non-members; at
Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers.
Breathe Life into Your Old Paintings
Thursday 1 to 3 p.m., April 8 to May 13, $75 members, $90 non-members
Will start with design and color exercises to bring new information to improve your
paintings or your painting style.
Pine Island Art Association, Matlacha Community Park
January 4 to April 30, $75 members, $105 non-members
Sign up and join the class anytime during these months
Monday 9 a.m. to noon, Beginning and Intermediate Oil and Acrylic
Monday 1 to 4 p.m. Beginning and Intermediate watercolor. Call 283-4432
Cape Coral Art Studio
Tuesday 9-12, Beginning Drawing
Tuesday 1-4, Thursdays 6:30 to 9 p.m., Oil and Acrylic Painting
Friday 9-12, Intermediate Drawing
Alliance for the Arts Workshops
Saturday, 10 to 1 p.m., $30 members, $45 non-members
Improve Your Paintings with Color, March 20. The secrets of color mixing and
placement can take your painting to a new level. Bring ongoing or old paintings to be
refreshed. Or start a new painting. This workshop is for intermediate and advanced
painters in acrylic, oil or watercolor.
Drawing Workshop, Saturday, April 3. Learn the basics of drawing: value, hatch-
ing, contour and proportion will be taught. This intense workshop will put several tools
in your belt so you can tackle any subject. Beginner through intermediate students
welcome.
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Play Features Four Loves Of FDR


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February 6, 1 p.m., Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, 8210
College Parkway, call 482-3133, (free will offering;
February 16, 11 a.m., Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler Road, Fort Myers; benefit,
$20 includes lunch, call 948-8345;
February 26, 5 p.m., Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West First Street, Fort Myers,
benefit for AAUW, $30 includes light supper, call 481-0391 or 334-2037
March 4, 2 p.m., Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, call 533-4000, free;
March 10, 2 p.m., South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Parkway,
Estero, call 390-3200, free.4


Rusty Brown, left, and Regina Dowd


ST tow ironic. This remarkable man, at the center of the world stage, is
Imprisoned by his handicap and is, at times, lonely and needful."
p aSpeaking these lines is Daisy Suckley, Franklin Roosevelt's distant cous-
in, and one of the characters featured in a new play The Four Loves of FDR. Besides
Daisy, there are his dynamic wife, Eleanor; Lucy Mercer, whose affair with him shook
up the marriage; and Missy LeHand, his private secretary.
These women sustained America's only four-term president through trying times of
the Great Depression and World War II.
The performers are the author, Rusty Brown, who has appeared in her original
one-woman shows in Southwest Florida for 15 years, and Regina Dowd, who has
played leading roles in Fort Myers and regional theatres.
Performances are in many venues throughout Lee and Collier counties. Listed
below are some that are open to the public by reservation:


Early Enrollment
Open for Alliance
Summer Camps
Member registration is now
open for Summer Arts Camp,
grades 1 through 6 and Triple
Threat Musical Theatre Camp, grades 7
through 9.
Children participating in Summer
Arts Camp are grouped by age, grades
1 through 6, for crafting visual arts proj-
ects, exploring literary arts and music
and becoming a superstar on stage. Each
week focuses on a theme and culminates
in a display of artwork and final perfor-
mance for family and friends.
Summer Arts Camp begins June 21
and runs through August 14.
For middle school performers, the
Alliance for the Arts offers Triple Threat
Musical Theatre Camp, held at Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre, for grades 7 to
9. Campers journey through the art of
singing, acting and dancing on stage with
lead instructor and Broadway Palm pro-
fessional actress Keara Trummel.


Triple Threat Camp ends with weekly
performances for friends and family and
is scheduled to run June 28 to July 23.
All summer art camps have limited
space and pre-registration is required.
General registration begins on March 1.
Call 939-2787for more information or
visit www.ArtInLee.org.,


A Groovy
Art And Wine Fest


Put on your shades, hop in your
VW Bus and make the scene for
the Woodstork Art and Wine Fest,
this year's major fundraising event for
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of
Wildlife, Inc.) The event will be held on
Sunday, February 28 at Trader's Cafe
on Sanibel from 4 to 7 p.m.
Take a look back at the year 1969
- the celebration of Woodstock and the
birth of CROW.
Live auction items will include artwork
by acclaimed artist Darryl Pottorf. His
painting entitled Unlost Consequence,
valued at $20,000, will be on display at
Bank of the Islands. "Investment grade


Unlost Consequence by Darryl Pottorf
collectibles from the Woodstock Festival,
rare Audubon prints never before offered
on the West Coast and home decor items
made of lumber from CROW's old hos-
pital are just a few of the pieces which
will be available at this exciting event to
help our wildlife," said Carol Rothman of
CROW's Development Office.
Tickets are $100 each. For more
information or reservations contact
Rothman at 472-3644 ext. 2.4


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The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater

You Could Win
$20,000 From
The Schoolhouse
Tickets are still available for the
$20,000 cash prize as part of
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater's annual fundraiser.
Only 300 raffle tickets are being
sold, which means there is a one in 300
chance that you could be the winner of
the $20,000 prize. Raffle tickets are only
$200 each so buy one on your own or
go in with some fellow employees.
This year's fundraiser will be held at
South Seas Island Resort on Captiva on
Wednesday, March 3. You do not need


SPulitzer Prize Winning Comedy
Coming To Florida Rep
F lorida
Repertory
Theatre will
open Kaufman
& Hart's Pulitzer
Prize Winning
J comedy, You
Can't Take It
With You on
February 5. The
show is a timeless,
light-hearted com-
edy with a touch-
ing message about
love, acceptance,
individuality and
one lovable fam-
to be present to win. ily's wacky pursuit 1 '
"Many folks are buying tickets with of the American
the hope of funding their grandchildren's Dream. "I have
educations or supporting their favorite directed this play
charity, said theater President Steve Klug. three times, and
"What a great way to help the theater so obviously it is Carrie Lund, David S. Howard, Jackie Schram and Chris Clavelli in
and your charity of choice." very special to me," You Can't Take it With You
For more raffle ticket information said Florida Rep
call Susan Chrenc at 395-8629. Tickets Producing Artistic Director and the play's director, Robert Cacioppo, "because, at it's
are also available at S. Congress Rolex heart it's a play about family and remembering what is important in life. But it's also
Boutique (next to Chico's) and Congress brilliantly funny, heartwarming and has a very poignant message especially in hard
Jewelers (original location), both in times."
Perwinkle Place, and Bank of the Islands. You Can't Take It With You is a riotously funny classic that chronicles the unlikely
For event tickets call the theater's box pairing of Tony Kirby and Alice Sycamore. Tony is the son of a Wall Street banker,
office at 472-6862. while Alice comes from a flock of very odd ducks. The Sycamores spend their days
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse contentedly doing what pleases them, whether it's writing plays, playing the xylo-
Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle phone, raising snakes or dabbling in homemade pyrotechnics. And when the uptight
Way. Visit the Web site at www. Kirbys arrive for dinner on the wrong night, the stage is set for a wildly funny clash
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Beach Art Association
Winter Show Winners Announced
T he annual Winter
Juried Show spon-
sored by Red Coconut
RV Resort was judged by
award-winning artist John
Salminen while here doing
his workshop at the Fort
Myers Beach Art Gallery.
He found the work out-
standing and varied in both
style and medium.
Artists from the
Southwest Florida Arts
Council were invited to enter
work along with the mem-
bers of the Fort Myers Beach
Art Association. The result
is a fine show that will be
on display and for sale until
February 26 during regular
gallery hours.
Awards were presented
to: 1, Danica J. Walker,
Pending, watercolor; 2,
Cheryl Fausel, Just Dropped
In, watercolor; 3, Christine
Reichow, Summer's
Ripening Breath, watercolor.
Merit awards: Fred
Bushnell, Mother Earth,
watercolor; Pauline Healey
Oliver, Street Gang, water-
color.; Craig Peterson, Six Danica Walker's winning painting
Mile Cypress, acrylic; Sue
Pink, Birdhouse, watermedia;
Honorable mentions: Honey Costa, Rainbow Racers, watercolor; Sylvia J.
Kasparie, The Tall One, watercolor; Kathy Ross, Skirted Table, oil; Neil Walling,
New Pass Morning, oil.


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There is still time to
sign up for the short
workshops taught by
member artists at the
beach gallery. Danica
Walker and Neil Walling
regularly place in the
shows they enter and
have consented to share
their knowledge with
students once again.
Mary Ann Devos is a
teacher's teacher and
will assist students to
create a beautiful silver
piece to take home.
Fred Dingler is an
instructor who brings
out the best in his stu-
dents each season.
s Dannica Walker n Cheryl Fausel's second place winner, Just Dropped In
watercolor, February 4-5
This class is for the watercolorist wanting to take their paintings to the next level
with emphasis on dynamic design combined with strong values and creative color
choices.
Mary Ann Devos silver and stone jewelry, February 11-12, using precious
metal claythat works like modeling clay but the finished products are solid fine silver.
Students will learn the proper techniques for creating unusual jewelry pieces. She and
her husband Ken have two books out showing her process and results, Introduction
to Precious Metal Clay and Precious Metal Clay in Mixed Media.
Neil Walling oil and acrylic, March 18-20. This workshop is divided into the first
day of basics, second day landscapes and third day portraits. Walling is a popular local
artist and instructor.
Fred Dingler all media, -March 9-1. Dingler works with beginners to advanced -
each at their own pace, in their own medium. Students can bring unfinished works or
start a new project.
All classes are $60 per day with Walling's three-day class $150 for all three days;
non-members pay $10 extra per day. Classes are held at the Fort Myers Beach Art
Association gallery on the come. Sign up sheets are at the gallery as well as examples
of the artists' work. If you cannot go to the gallery, call 463-3909 to sign up.
The annual Art Bazaar will be on March 14 at the Beach Library from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.4


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They're Not Basketball Players,
Just The Tallest Pitchers In
Professional Baseball
| I by Ed Frank


th hen pitchers
Sf a and catch
Users for the
SMinnesota Twins
report here in two
weeks for spring
S training, you won't
Shave any problems
spotting Jon Rauch
and Loek Van Mil,
the two tallest pitch-
ers in professional baseball.
In fact, at 7-feet, 1-inch, Van Mil is
believed to be the tallest ever to hurl in
professional ranks. Rauch, just two inches
shorter, was obtained by the Twins from
Arizona last August for the stretch run.
Van Mil was named to the Twins'
40-man Major League roster when "he
became the talk of the league," said Jim
Rantz, the veteran director of minor
leagues for the Twins.
Wf of te about Van Mil, whose full
name is Ludovicus Jacobus Maria Van Mil,
four years ago when he was first signed by
the Twins out of the Netherlands.
The right hander is a sight to behold on
the mound. When he winds up and delivers
his fast ball in the mid 90s, his lanky frame
appears to reach half-way to home plate.
Van Mil has advanced steadily through
the Twins minor league organization. Local
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team will remember him from last season when he appeared in 25 relief appearances
compiling a 2.86 ERA before being promoted to Double A New Britain.
There he lowered his ERA to 2.45 in eight appearances.
Why would Van Mil be named to the Major League roster when he has yet to even
pitch in Triple A ball?
As Rantz explained, Van Mil has completed four years in the minor leagues and to
prevent him from being taken by another team in the Rule 5 Draft, he was placed on
the 40-man roster.
Obviously, the Twins feel the seven-footer has great potential with a blazing fast
ball and a hard slider, his two basic pitches. It is likely, according to Rantz, that the
25-year-old will return to Double A New Britain to start the regular season.
There have been few professional baseball players from the Netherlands with one
important exception, that being former all-star pitcher Bert Blyleven.
Now a Twins television broadcaster, Blyleven hurled in the majors for 23 seasons
and narrowly missed admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame in last month's voting
The skyscraper tandem of Van Mil and Rauch will tower over other players when the
Twins gather this month at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers.
Rauch, however, is a proven quantity, having pitched successfully as a relief special-
ist for eight Major League seasons. He was a vital cog last year in the Twins late-sea-
son race to the American League Central Division championship when he compiled a
1.72 ERA in 17 appearances.
Yes, there have been other huge pitchers that have been successful in the Major
Leagues, probably none better than the recently retired 6-foot, 10-inch Randy
Johnson. But there hasn't been a team with two the size of Van Mil and Rauch.
Fifth-Third Bank Customers Have Free Admission to Final Round of Ace
Group Classic
All Fifth-Third Bank customers with ATM or credit cards will receive free admis-
sion to the final round of the Ace Group Classic golf tournament on Sunday, May 14.
Tickets are regularly $25 at the gate.
Customers need only to present their cards at the main gate for entry. The popular
tournament is being held February 8 to 14 at the Quarry in north Naples.
Twins Obtain Slugger Jim Thome
Once arch-rival Chicago decided not to resign slugger Jim Thome, the Twins
moved immediately to obtain the five-time All-Star with a one-year contract in excess
of $2 million.
Thome has a career batting average of .277 and has hit 30 or more home runs in
12 seasons, including a career-high 52 in 2002. He has a total of 564 home runs.
He will be used primarily by the Twins as a designated hitter.
Everblades Win Streak Snapped, Drop Two of Three to Trenton
The Florida Everblades five-game winning streak came to an end last week when
they lost two of three games to the Trenton Devils at Germain Arena.
Despite the losses, the Everblades clung to second place in the ECHL South
Division, just one point ahead of third-place Charlotte. They face the Checkers on the
road this week.
With a season record of 23-17-2, Everblades will return to home ice at 7:30 p.m.
next Tuesday and Wednesday when they host Gwinnett.
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Celebrity Classic
On Thursday, February 25, The
American League Central Division
Champion Minnesota Twins will
again lend its time and talents to raise
awareness and funds for local cancer
patients treated at Lee Memorial Health
System's Regional Cancer Center.
The Minnesota Twins Celebrity
Golf Classic, being held this year at
Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers
with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., marks
the event's 12th year. Players will fill
Fiddlesticks' Long Mean and Wee
Friendly courses both well-regarded as
two of the most challenging courses in
Southwest Florida.
The 2009 American League MVP and
perennial All-Star Joe Mauer is scheduled
to play in the tournament. This year's
auction includes travel and ticket pack-
ages where guests can bid to attend the
2010 Masters in Augusta, sit atop TD
Bank Garden in the Chairman's Suite for
a Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs
game, watch a Tampa Bay Lightning
game from some of the best seats in St.
Pete Times Forum, and dine at some of
the most popular restaurants in this area.
Also featured will be luxury island get-
aways, one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry and
hand-signed memorabilia from sports and
entertainment stars.
Net proceeds from the event will sup-
port programs and treatments at the new
free-standing comprehensive Regional


Cancer Center located at the corner
of 1-75 and Colonial Boulevard in Fort
Myers. This center consolidates outpa-
tient services, providing easier access for
cancer patients and their families, and
incorporates the newest technologies
in cancer treatment, including a trilogy
linear accelerator equipped to provide
3D conformal radiotherapy, stereotactic
radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic
radiation therapy.
Lead sponsors of the celebrity cClas-
sic include Ultimate Sports Adventures,
Team Scotti, LeeSar, Fifth Third Bank,
Owen-Ames-Kimball and Shoreline
Aggregate. Golf slots are $250 per per-
son and include the auction and dinner.
Dinner and auction-only tickets are avail-
able for $50 per person.
For more information or to register
or inquire about corporate sponsorships,
email TwinsGolf@LeeMemorial.org,
call the Lee Memorial Health System
Foundation at 985-3550 or visit www.
LeeMemorial.org/Foundation.
Golf Tourney Is
Fore The Children
C children's Home Society is gear-
ing up for its annual Fore the
Children Charity Golf Invitational
presented by Gartner on Friday, April
23 at Colonial Country Club, Fort
Myers. Funds raised will benefit pro-
grams that serve children and families in
Southwest Florida communities.
The scramble-style invitational begins
with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a shot-


gun start at 8 a.m. Registration is $85
for individuals or $300 per foursome
and includes continental breakfast, lunch,
greens fees, a sleeve of balls per player,
prizes and awards.
Last year's event raised nearly
$10,000 for Children's Home Society
programs which include pregnancy
counseling and infant adoptions, Healthy
Families Lee and Collier, independent
living (teens in foster care), case manage-
ment for developmentally disabled per-
sons, mental health counseling for chil-
dren, Cribs for Kids, and Early Learning
Services. The division's programs and
services directly impact the lives of more
than 7,000 children and families every
day in five counties.
Sponsorship opportunities are still
available for the event. Registration is
available online at: www.forethechildren.
org or call Children's Home Society at
275-3049.

Young Driver
Safety Program
L ee Memorial Emergency/
Trauma Services, Lee County
Sheriff's Office, Lee County Injury
Prevention Coalition, and the Stay
Alive, Just Drive program are hosting
a program for young drivers between
the ages of 15 and 21. The course
will be held February 23 from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m. in the Lee Memorial Hospital
auditorium, 2776 Cleveland Avenue. It is
free to young drivers and their parents.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY, 2010 23
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading
cause of death for persons aged 15 to
24, and the risk of motor vehicle crashes
is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than
among any other age group. In fact, per
mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19
are four times more likely than older driv-
ers to crash. The presence of teen pas-
sengers increases the crash risk of unsu-
pervised teen drivers: the risk increases
with the number of teen passengers.
Crash risk is particularly high during the
first year that teenagers are eligible to
drive.
In Lee County between October 2007
and October 2009, there were 201
trauma alerts for ages 15 to 21 with 18
fatalities. One hundred percent of the
fatalities were not wearing a seat belt nor
had the use of an airbag. Twenty two
percent of the fatalities also had alcohol
on board. The majority of the alcohol use
was from the 16-, 18-, and 19-year-old
age group.
The Young Driver Safety Program is
designed to illustrate driving responsibil-
ity and outcomes of intentional acts of
irresponsible driving. The program will
educate young drivers on different legal
issues involved with driving and also
how to stay focused on driving and the
responsibilities that go along with the
driving privilege. This program is not
a substitute for Drivers Education, but
a supplement to the Drivers Education
course.
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Seared Florida Snapper With
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4 six-ounce snapper fillets
1/4 cup rice flour
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup fennel bulb slices
/2 cup onion, chopped
/2 cup carrots, julienne
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
/4 teaspoon salt
/4 teaspoon fresh
ground black pepper
/4 cup dry white wine
fresh Florida dill for garnish (optional)
Rinse fillets; pat dry with a paper
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Add fennel, onion, carrot and garlic and
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Wipe pan clean and heat remaining oil
over medium-high heat. Saute fillets 3
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Romance Writers

Book Signing
southwest Florida Romance Writers
will be hosting a book signing
event at the Alliance for the Arts
on March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon to
celebrate local authors and announce
their new works.
As an affiliated chapter of the national
organization of Romance Writers of
America, the local chapter's membership
includes successful and renowned authors.
The community is invited to come get
acquainted with these writers and pur-
chase signed copy of their books, while
perusing the Alliance galleries.
Participating authors include:
Linda Bilodeau, a former teacher
at Indiana University's Kelly School of
Business who has published three novels;
The Olive Brance, Stepping Through
The Seagrass and The Wine Seekers.
www.lindabilodeau.com
Karna Small Bodman, the author of
three political thrillers. Her latest is Final
Finesse. She served in the Reagan White
House for six years last post: senior
director of the National Security Council.
When she left she was the highest rank-
ing woman on The White House staff.
www.karnabodman.com
Renee Gardner has murdered at least
a dozen people, that is, in the course of
writing mystery novels and short stories.
Manhattan's Upper East Side, where she
lived for many years, is the locale for her
Sutton Place cozy mystery series, The
Tap Dansing Gorilla and The Dog Took
The Cat. www.reneegardner.com


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Lynnette Hallberg, a former educator
and a multi-published author both here
and abroad. Her books have finaled in
Romance Writers of America's national
Golden Heart Contest, PASIC Book
of Your Heart Contest, and Georgia
Romance Writers Maggie Contest. Her
latest, released in February 2010, is
Moonlight, Motorcycles, and Bad Boys.
Watch for Night Shadows and Chantilly
Lace and A Pretty Face, both coming
soon from The Wild Rose Press. www.
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Jaime Rush, since childhood,
devoured books on unexplained myster-
ies and psychic phenomena. Missing the
romance, relationship drama, and action
of her favorite television shows, X-Files,
Roswell, and Highlander, she created
her own mix in the Offspring series
(A Perfect Darkness and Out Of The
Darkness, Avon Books). Jaime Rush is a
pseudonym for Tina Wainscott, bestsell-
ing author of 18 novels for St. Martin's
Press and Harlequin. www.jaimerush.com
Anna Schmidt, award-winning author
of over 20 works of historical and con-
temporary fiction. Her most recent books
are An Unexpected Suitor and Home
At Last. Both were finalists for the 2009
Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic
Times magazine. Schmidt has twice been
finalist for the prestigious RITA award
and she won Romantic Times maga-
zine's Reviewer's Choice Award. www.
booksbyanna.com
AY Stratton grew up in Illinois and
Wisconsin. She graduated from Vassar
College with a major in English. As a
child she had trouble sleeping, so she
made up adventures starring herself and


imagined she'd write them down one day.
The romantic suspense action in Buried
Heart takes place in Milwaukee and on a
Mayan ruin. www.aystratton.com
When Joyce Wells asked for help
creating a new work of fiction, Spirit
responded with The Peace Seekers,
Jasmine-Jade, 2008, a psychic/adventure
story. When she isn't on the golfing links,
she teaches online classes for Writers
Digest and studies parapsychology the


Look for Fresh from Florida ingredi-
ents at your grocery store.O


connection between present and past,
physical and spiritual. www.joycewellsau-
thor.com
The Alliance for the Arts galleries are
open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091
McGregor Boulevard just south of
Colonial Boulevard. Visit www.ArtInLee.
org for more details.@


From page 20
Florida Rep
of family values featuring the zaniest cast of characters ever assembled in the Historic
Arcade Theatre.
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, IVcostume 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





THERIVER FEBRUARY, 2010 25


From page 1

Kanzius Cancer

Project Update
conjugated to antibodies or other cancer
targeting molecules. Currently, the only
two things we are not doing ourselves in
the lab is electron microscopy and ICP
mass spectroscopy. The first technique
is used to demonstrate the presence of
nanoparticles in cancer cells and the
second technique is used to measure (in
even tiny amounts) the amount of gold or
other nanoparticles we actually get into
cells. We do not perform electron micros-
copy or ICP analysis frequently enough to
justify purchasing this equipment, each of
which cost over $1 million! The Kanzius
RF machines are being used on a daily
basis and I am pleased to report that they
continue to function well.
Publications
1. Moran CH, Wainerdi SM,
Cherukuri TK, Kittrell C, Wiley BJ,
Nicholas NW, Curley SA, Kanzius JS,
Cherukuri PC. Size dependent joule heat-
ing of gold nanoparticles using capaci-
tively coupled radiofrequency fields. Nano
Res 2:400-405, 2009.
2. Cherukuri, P, Glazer, ES, Curley,
SA. Targeted hyperthermia using metal
nanoparticles. Adv Drug Deliv Rev,
2009.
3. Glazer ES, Massey KL, Curley SA.
A protocol to effectively create single cell
suspensions of adherent cells for multi-
parameter high throughput flow cytom-
etry. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental
Biology Animal. In Press.
4. Glazer ES, Curley SA.
Radiofrequency field-induced thermal
cytotoxicity in cancer cells treated with
fluorescent nanoparticles. Cancer. In
Press.
5. Glazer ES, Massey KL, Zhu C,
Curley SA. Pancreatic carcinoma cells are
susceptible to non-invasive radiofrequency
fields after treatment with targeted gold
nanoparticles. Surgery. Submitted.
These manuscripts have been pub-
lished or accepted in 2009 and we are
currently working on several other publi-
cations. I will provide more information
on those in the next section providing
progress report on our ongoing research
studies. Dr. Glazer's paper in Cancer will
be particularly important because this will
be the first paper that documents that
when we deliver the targeted nanopar-
ticles to cancer cells and then treat them
in the Kanzius RF field, the cancer cells
are killed, while cells in the same culture
dish that do not take up the nanoparticles
are not killed by the treatment. This is
important data showing that the uptake
of nanoparticles by cancer cells is critical
and specific for killing in the Kanzius RF
device.
Ongoing Projects
We are currently working with a num-
ber of cancer types and have a number of
projects ongoing. Specifically:
Modeling of delivery of targeted
nanoparticles to cancer cells in vivo
(cancers growing in live animals).
As I have noted many times previously,
the "so what" question in all of this is can
we be as specific as possible in delivering
nanoparticles to only cancer cells? We are
now doing some complex mathematical


modeling and designing experiments to
prove the models are correct so that we
can optimize delivery of targeted nano-
particles to cancer cells while avoiding
uptake by normal cells.
Heating a variety of types of
nanoparticles. We have demonstrated
that quantum dots and some magnetic
nanoparticles heat in the Kanzius RF
field. This is exciting because these nano-
particles can also improve diagnosis and
identification of cancer cells. We have
also demonstrated that silver nanopar-
ticles have RF induced heating charac-
teristics. Silver is particularly interesting
because silver itself can be toxic to cancer
cells or to certain types of bacteria. These
projects are being completed and we
anticipate submitting a manuscript regard-
ing this by mid-Spring 2010.
Enhancing heat injury to cancer
cells. We are studying a number of inter-
esting compounds to make cancer cells
more sensitive to the effects of heating
in the Kanzius RF field. We have found a
number of molecular agents that alter the
sensitivity of cancer cells and improve the
killing in the RF field. I am currently edit-
ing one manuscript on this topic and it
will be submitted in January 2010 and we
have an additional project that should be
completed by March 2010 with another
manuscript submitted at that time.
One of my colleagues in the
Urologic Surgery Group is work-
ing with new targeting antibodies
to treat prostate cancer. We have
received permission to proceed with use
of these antibodies which will soon be
ready for use in clinical trials. Once we
demonstrate that, we can use these to
treat prostate cancer cells in culture dishes
and in animals, both within the prostate
gland and cells that have metastasized at
other sites in the body.
Animal models. We are using both
mice growing human cancers and rabbits
with a type of rabbit cancer called VX2
to study the effects of targeted nanopar-
ticles in the Kanzius RF system. We have
run into a few problems with excessive
heating of the ears or legs of the animals
and we are currently working to make
modifications in the grounding system to
prevent any heat injury to normal tissues.
Nonetheless, we are seeing heating in the
tumors and this work will be critical to
present to the FDA before we can pro-
ceed with any type of human trials. We
have already made several modifications
in the grounding device and we believe
we will be able to proceed with full speed
with animal testing by February or March
2010.
Targeting melanoma cells. We
have two antibodies that target melanoma
(the most aggressive skin cancer) cells.
We have demonstrated marked uptake
of the targeted nanoparticles in the mela-
noma cells and killing of the melanoma
cells in the Kanzius RF field. These stud-
ies are being completed and we should
have a manuscript ready for submission
by Spring 2010.
Treatment of leukemia. I am
pleased to report that we have had suc-
cess in demonstrating that we can target
different types of leukemia cells with anti-
bodies conjugated to gold nanoparticles.
The nanoparticles are taken into the
cancer cells and then when the cells are


treated in the Kanzius RF field there
is heating and cell death. We are still
fine-tuning this system since we have
learned that different types of leuke-
mia cells have different sensitivities to
heat. This will be important data in
designing treatment protocols in the
future. We have accrued a significant
amount of data and I anticipate a
manuscript on the treatment of the
leukemia cells in the Kanzius RF field
will be submitted by March 2010.
Treatment of human pancre-
atic and liver cancers. We have
obtained several antibodies that are
highly specific for human pancreas
or hepatocellular (liver) cancer. These
two cancers are critical in that these
will be the first two cancers that we
will propose to the FDA to treat
when we go to clinical trials. Both
of these types of cancer are particu-
larly deadly with well over 95% of
patients diagnosed with this type of Dr.
cancer dying as a result of the can-
cer progression. Both the National
Institute of Health and the FDA are very
interested in novel treatment approaches
for these cancers because they are so
lethal and we do not have good treat-
ments at this time. We have just obtained
these new antibodies and I anticipate
that this work will be ongoing at a rapid
pace, both in cells in culture and in these
cancers implanted into animals. We hope
to complete these studies in the next 4-6
months with a manuscript to be submit-
ted in Summer 2010.
Biodistribution of gold nanopar-
ticles. We have just completed rabbit
studies showing that gold nanoparticles
are not toxic and do not cause side
effects when injected into the veins of
rabbits. The nanoparticles are readily
cleared in the kidneys. This demonstrates
that these nanoparticles alone are fully
safe, it is only when they are targeted to
cancer cells and treated in the Kanzius
RF field device that cell death occurs. A
manuscript on this work will be submitted
January 2010.
Treatment of VX2 liver cancers
in rabbits. We are studying injection
of gold nanoparticles and an oil-based
contrast agent (already used in human
patients with liver cancer) into the blood
vessels going directly to VX2 liver tumors.
These studies should be completed in
the Spring once we solve the grounding
issues with the RF machine, and a manu-
script will be submitted by late Spring
2010.
U54 Primary Science Oncology
Center Grant
As many of you may have heard, a
large $12 million project grant that was
submitted from a team at the University
of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
and the University of Texas Health
Science Center Medical School here in
Houston was one of only 12 centers
granted by the National Cancer Institute.
This was an extremely competitive grant
with over 80 centers (including six with
Nobel prize winners) applying for funding.
The Kanzius RF research project por-
tion of this very large grant was awarded
$2.3 million over the next five years.
This money will be used to pay for post-
doctoral fellow salaries, equipment, cells,
animals, and supplies we will need during


Steven Curley


that timeframe. I am happy to report that
the section of the grant that I wrote that
was entirely devoted to the Kanzius RF
field treatment received the single highest
score of any of the applications. This is
an excellent validation of the importance
of John's discovery and the potential for
this novel treatment approach.
Human-sized Kanzius RF
Treatment Device
I continue to work with the Rutowski
family in Erie, Pennsylvania on design
and ultimately building of a human-sized
treatment device. This will be critical
for us to take this design to the FDA to
perform large animal testing to demon-
strate safety of the RF field treatment.
This entire process is being performed
in Pennsylvania and I am sure updates
will be forthcoming as progress is made.
I know the Rutowski family is work-
ing closely with scientists at Penn State
University and other sites and I eagerly
await successful completion of design and
construction of a larger device so we can
proceed with this testing in concert with
our ongoing cancer cell and animal treat-
ments.
Ongoing Fundraising
The lab group continues to expand
and our abilities continue to expand. The
U54 grant will be a great help but will
provide just under $500,000 a year over
the next five years to support our lab
functions. Our current annual laboratory
budget is approximately $1.5 million so
we continue to be dependent upon the
fundraising efforts of multiple groups,
including those of you receiving this letter.
Your support and concern regarding this
project is critical and we will not succeed
without continued financial support and
fundraising efforts on multiple fronts. I
deeply appreciate your individual and
group commitments to this project, and
together we will succeed in getting this
treatment to human clinical trials.
Anyone wishing to make a dona-
tion may contact the Sanibel Captiva
Trust Company, 2407 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel, Florida 33957. Checks should
be made out to Sanibel Captiva Trust
Company, FBO Targeted Radio Wave
Therapy Fund, M. D. Anderson Cancer
Center Donations are tax deductible.





26 THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010

Love Your Neighbor Event Triples

Proceeds For Heights Foundation


Mike and Karen Weiss, Christin and David Collins

An evening of decadence and
delight featuring Norman Love
Confections, wine and cheeses,
innovative sushi and other savories
greeted a crowd of over 200 to benefit
The Heights Foundation. The event, in its
second year, brings together neighbors of
the Harlem Heights community. Proceeds
from the event support family develop-
ment, educational support, and outreach
efforts in Harlem Heights.
Presenting sponsor and founder of
Norman Love Confections, Norman Love,
was honored to once again support the
Love Your Neighbor Event. "My wife Mary Ma


Kathy McKinlay, Jennifer Reynolds, Randy Thomas-Wohl, Caroline Cunningham


and I are proud to be
associated with an orga-
nization that is commit-
ted to building a much
needed cultural arts and
community center in
Harlem Heights that will
benefit so many," Love
said. "We are honored
to play a small part in
contributing toward the
well being of our com-
munity."
Caroline
Cunningham opened
her riverfront home to
host the event, bringing
together neighbors from
communities including
Gulf Harbour, Palmetto
Point, McGregor
Woods, Crown Colony,
and Reflection Lakes.
Victor Mayeron,
owner of The Mucky
Duck, and presi-
dent of The Heights
Foundation, is one of
those neighbors. "As a
business owner, I realize
the challenges families
have faced recently.
Those who were already
struggling are feeling
the pinch even more.
But I believe that when
you give, you're paid
back tenfold in ways you
don't even know," said
Mayeron.
Proceeds from the
event tripled the prior
year, with the addition
of a silent auction and
summer camp sponsor-
ships. Sponsored in
part by Craig Feinberg
of Alliance Financial,
the culinary team
led by Norman Love
included 55 Degrees,
Blu Sushi, The Flying
Pig, Coastal Wine, and
Chef Martin Murphy of
Creative Catering/Robb
& Stuckey Culinary
Center. The riverfront,
sunset scene with live
music and auction items
from Mark Loren, Cru,
and The Aesthetic
Center created a festive
environment for fund-
raising.
Funds raised
directly support The
Heights Foundation,
which works to break
the cycle of poverty in
the Harlem Heights
neighborhood through
family and community
development, support
of education and well-
ness, and outreach
programs.O


Peggy Mannix, Kathy Mayeron, Julie Workman, and Kathryn
Kelly of The Heights Foundation


Victor Mayeron, Kathryn Kelly, host Caroline Cunningham,
and Norman Love


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Kathryn Kelly, executive director of The Heights Foundation
with John Ammons and Kim Nyberg of Edison National Bank


Victor Mayeron, Mary Jo and John Boler


Craig Feinberg, Laurie Deane, Roger Mercado of The Heights Foundation


Blu Sushi team Billy Mak, Morgan Lindsay, and H. Halverson




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28 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 5,2010

Hunger Walk Brings In
Over $138,000 For Food Bank




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Participants in the WINK-News Hunger Walk prepare for their two-mile walk around
Miromar Outlet Mall
Sudden rainstorm didn't deter over 570 participants in the WINK-News
Hunger Walk on Saturday, January 23. The walkers enthusiastically braved
the elements and walked the two-mile route around the Miromar Outlet Mall.
With the walkers and 1,068 pledges, the end result was $138,000 pledged to
benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This will all the food bank to purchase and
distribute food products and services worth over $828,000.
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Sponsors of the second annual Hunger Walk generously provided publicity, food,
and financial support for the walkers and the event. They include WINK-News,
Miromar Outlets, The News-Press, Panera Bread, Dunkin' Donuts, and Florida Gulf
Coast University. Other sponsors were Garden Street Iron & Metal, BB&T, Miller,
Helms & Folk, The Rock for Hair and Nails, Publix Supermarkets Charities, Jo Anna
Bradshaw and Wilson Bradshaw, and Century Link.
Additional sponsors were SW Florida Neurosurgical & Rehab, Northern Trust,
Prawnbroker, Henderson/Franklin, Kraft Construction, McDonalds, Markham, Norton,
Mosteller Wright & Co., and Lee Memorial Health System, Temple Beth El, Key
Bank, Career and Service Center, and CHRISS.
In addition to walking, many of the participants brought non-perishable food prod-
ucts for distribution by the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which collects and stores quality
food for distribution to needy people through a network of more than 170 local non-
profit agencies, who provide food to more than 20,000 people monthly. For every
dollar donated, $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past fiscal year,
The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 8,000,000 pounds of food and
other grocery products.
For additional information or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food
Bank call 334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org.#


Parkinson's Tele-Conferences
T he Parkinson's Action Network's (PAN) 16th annual Research & Public Policy
Forum will address the current legislative issues impacting the Parkinson's com-
munity and how to advocate for better treatments and a cure.
PAN is the unified voice of the Parkinson's disease community, advocating for more
than a million Americans and their families nationwide.
Conferences are scheduled for:
Friday, February 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hope HealthCare Services, 9470
HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers. Lunch will be provided.
Friday, February 19, noon to 1:30 p.m. Joanne's House, 27200 Imperial
Parkway, Bonita Springs. In this Ask the Doctor session Dr. John D. Campbell, neu-
rologist with Neurologic Specialists LLC in Naples, will discuss the latest information
and issues regarding the disease.
To register, call the Hope Parkinson Program at 239-985-7727.#

Cardiovascular Technology Program
Earns Accreditation Through 2019
Edison State College is proud to announce the Cardiovascular Technology
Program has received accreditation through 2019.
"This reflects remarkable compliance with accreditation standards," said Dr.
Mary Lewis, associate dean of allied health at Edison State College. "This CVT pro-
gram maintains a reputation nationally of exceeding national standards and providing
excellence in cardiovascular care."
The Cardiovascular Technology Program is designed to offer students the opportu-
nity to obtain an associate in science degree in cardiovascular technology.
Graduates for Edison State's CVT program are well respected in the community
holding jobs at various cardiac catheterization laboratories, cardiac ultrasound laborato-
ries and in cardiac non-invasive laboratories.
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Free Autism
Screening For
Young Children
The Children's Hospital of
Southwest Florida, in partnership
with the Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a
free monthly autism spectrum disorder
(ASD) screening for toddlers 18 months
to five years of age.
The next screening will be held
February 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in
the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, locat-
ed in the parking lot of Miromar Outlets
at 10801 Corkscrew Road in Estero. The
Care Mobile will be parked by the lake-
side playground. Another screening will
be held March 5 at the same location.
It is estimated that one in every 150
children is diagnosed with some form
of ASD, making it more common than
childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and
pediatric AIDS combined.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 5, 2010 29
Medical consultants for the project
stress that an early diagnosis can make a
vast difference for toddlers and their fami-
lies. They say early intensive behavioral
intervention can make an immense differ-
ence not just in the development of the
child, but in their families as well.
The ASD screening is conducted
by the Neurosciences Center at The
Children's Hospital, under the guidance
of Pediatric Neurologist Jose Colon, MD,
MPH, and Pediatric Psychiatrist Marianne
Krouk, DO. The screenings are admin-
istered by an advanced registered nurse
practitioner, who has extensive training
and experience in typical child develop-
ment and developmental disorders.
A physician referral is not required. To
schedule a screening call 985-3608.0



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30 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 5,2010
From page 14
Photographic Legacy


Roseate spoonbill


a magnificent institution, a thrilling place to spend time, I love it, with or without my
camera.
The Florida launch of Waterbirds will be Thursday, February 11, 1 p.m. at the
"Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge, where Cross will speak about the book. The event is
free and open to the public.
For more information call 472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to www.dingdarlingsociety.
org.



Realtors Donate To Builders Care


Cypress Realty Inc./GMAC Real Estate team members present Heidi Taulman, Builders
Care executive director, with a check for $2,000. From left: Heidi Taulman, Kathleen Doll,
Laurie Anton, Holly Quesinberry and Bob Wad, president of Cypress Realty Inc./GMAC.
Cypress Realty Inc./GMAC Real Estate has donated $2,000 to help the Lee
Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home
repairs to disadvantage Lee County residents. The group also donated nearly
$300 in Publix gift cards to Builder's Care.
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry
Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction ser-
vices to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to
obtain home repairs through traditional means.
Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages
grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to
qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Donations can be made at www.
LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T (formerly Colonial
Bank) Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. More infor-
mation is available by calling 938-0056.0


February Pet Adoption Special
ove is in the air the
entire month of
February at Lee County
Domestic Animal Services .
(LCDAS). If you've been
looking for love in all the
wrong places or you just
need a new best friend,
LCDAS has a sweet deal
for you. All month long the
agency is offering $25 off the
regular adoption for all adult
pets. The reduced adop-
tion fee will still include the
complete package of services
consisting of sterilization, age
appropriate vaccinations,
county license, microchip
ID, worming, flea treatment,
a heartworm test for dogs,
feline AIDS and leukemia
test for cats, 10-day health
guarantee, and a bag of Hill's
Science Diet dog or cat food.
The adoption package is val-
ued at over $500.
True love comes in all
shapes and sizes. Whether it's Find your sweetheart at the animal shelter this
a lap kitty or an energetic little Valentine's Day
dog that would make a perfect
jogging companion, LCDAS
can find your perfect match. Make plans to find your true love today by visiting the
shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office off
Six Mile Cypress Parkway. For those that would like to view their matches first, love is
just a click away when you visit the Web site at www.LeeLostPets.com. All pets avail-
able for adoption are featured online.
For more information call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). If you are inquiring about a pet
you have seen online, please have the animal ID number ready for faster assistance.M

From page 28
Cardiovascular Technology
"Our specialty of invasive cardiology will prepare the graduate to function in all
aspects in the cardiac catheterization laboratory," said Jeff Davis, CVT coordinator at
Edison State College. "I am proud of what this important accreditation means for our
students and our community partners."
Cardiovascular technologists perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization studies on
patients. They also assist the cardiologist in interventional procedures including coro-
nary angioplasty, rotablator procedures, intra-coronary stenting, pacemaker insertion,
and radiofrequency ablation.
A freshman class begins each fall semester. Currently 20 freshmen are accepted
each year. The criteria for admission are available through the program office or
through the Health Professions office at 489-9255. First round application deadline is
June 1. The Cardiovascular Technology Program is fully accredited for invasive cardiol-
ogy by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.4



Rare Coffee To Aid Humane Society
Sennett's Fresh Roast will celebrate two years in business in February.
Bennett's made headlines and heads turn in September by selling a limited
supply of Kopi Luwak coffee, the world's rarest and most expensive coffee
for $20 per cup.
"In September we ordered a pound and sold out within a few hours," said Bennett's
owner Bob Grissinger. "So we decided what better way to celebrate our second birth-
day than to bring back Kopi Luwak but this time for a good cause.
On February 8, the coffee shop will once again serve the Kopi Luwak coffee while
supplies last for $20 per cup. Five dollars from each cup sold will be donated to the
Gulf Coast Humane Society.
Bennett's welcomes well-behaved pets on their outside deck and will serve bowls of
water and a cookie at owners request.
Kopi Luwak are Arabica coffee beans that have been eaten by and passed through
the digestive tract of the Indonesian civet. This process takes place on the islands of
Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago.
Bennett's is off West First Street at 2011 Bayside Parkway, inside a restored 1943
former home. For more information, visit www.BennettsFreshRoast.com.M





THERIVER FEBRUARY5,2010 31


Financial Focus
Don't Be An
'Opposite Day'
Investor
by Jennifer Basey
Sn January
25, some of
I us celebrate
Opposite Day. Its
origins are murky
and even its exact
I date is in some dis-
pute, but Opposite
Day has proved to
be a source of fun
for many people,
especially children, who choose to eat
breakfast at suppertime and otherwise
do things in reverse. However, you may
find that acting in an "oppositional"
manner is not so harmless at other
times in your life such as when you're
investing.
What types of "oppositional" moves
should you avoid? Consider the following:
Buying when prices are high When
the financial markets keep rising, many
people continue buying more shares in
the mistaken belief that "up" is the only
direction their investments can go. But
while it may be human nature to want to
continue racking up gains, it's not nec-
essarily smart investing. The higher an
investment has gone, the more likely it
becomes that it will plateau or potentially
even drop in value. Of course, an invest-
ment may one day rise again, but for the
near term, its "upside potential" may be
limited, so you might do better by finding
other opportunities.
Selling because prices are low Just
as some investors keep buying when pric-
es are rising, others will sell when prices
have dropped, just so they can "cut their
losses." This may be a mistake. If the
investment still plays a role in your bal-
anced portfolio, and you believe its pros-
pects are still good, you may want to hold
on to it despite its price. Furthermore,
if your investment's decline is due more
to an overall drop in the market than a
change in its own fundamentals, it may
bounce back when the market recovers.
Generally speaking, you should sell an
investment if your goals or risk tolerance
have changed, if you need to rebalance
your portfolio or if the investment itself
has undergone some type of shift that
no longer makes it compatible with your
needs.
Investing too conservatively Given
the volatility we've seen in the last couple
of years, it's probably not too surprising
that many investors have "pulled back"
from the market and put a lot of money
in certificates of deposit and other fixed-
rate, low-return investments. While there
is a place for these vehicles in your port-
folio, you won't want them to become
too dominant because you still need
to invest for growth if you're going to
achieve your long-term goals, such as a
comfortable retirement. The amount of
growth-oriented investments you own will
depend on your risk tolerance and time
horizon, but there's no point in your life


- even your retirement years when you
won't need some growth potential.
Failing to diversify It is important
to diversify your dollars among stocks,
bonds, government securities and
other investments. Even within these
broad classes, you should diversify for
example, you should consider owning
stocks representing different industries
and bonds with a variety of issuers and
maturities. While diversification, by itself,
cannot guarantee a profit or protect
against loss, it can help reduce the effects
of volatility on your portfolio.


Opposite Day comes but once a
year. But making "oppositional" invest-
ment moves can have long-lasting and
potentially harmful effects. So take the
time to explore your investment decisions
carefully.
Copyright 2010. Jennifer Basey
is a financial advisor in Fort Myers.
She can be reached at jenniferbasey@
edwardjones.com.M


Read us OnLine at
IslandSunNews.com


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My Stars ***
FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2010
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your
natural Arian leadership qualities make you
the person others will follow in tackling that
important project. But don't get so involved
in the work that you neglect your personal
life.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Aspects
favor sorting through your possessions, both
at work and at home, to start giving away
what you don't use, don't need or don't like.
Relax later with someone special.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The
issues are not quite as clear as they should
be. That's why you need to avoid getting
involved in disputes between colleagues
at work or between relatives or personal
friends.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You'll
get lots of support from others if you own
up to your mistake quickly and include a
full and honest explanation. Learn from this
experience so that you don't repeat it.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) There might
be some early confusion over a major move,
whether it's at work or at home. But once
you get a full breakdown of what it entails, it
should be easier to deal with. Good luck.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Creating order out of chaos, even in the
most untidy spaces, should be no problem
for organized Virgos. So go ahead and do it,
and then accept praise from impressed col-
leagues.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Whether it's for business purposes or just for
leisure, a trip might be just what you need
right now. You would benefit both from a
change of scenery and from meeting new
people.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) While things generally go well this
week, a romantic situation seems to have
stalled. But you can restart it if you want to.
Then again, maybe this is a chance to reas-
sess the situation.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) A meeting that was promised
quite a while back could finally happen. So
be sure you're prepared with everything
you'll need to make your case sound con-
vincing and doable.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) A workplace blunder could create a
problem down the line unless you deal with
it right now to see how and why it happened.


Don't be surprised at what you might learn.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) This is a good time to re-sort your priori-
ties and see if adjustments are called for. Be
honest with yourself as you decide what to
keep, what to discard and what to change.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Letting yourself be bathed in the outpouring
of love and support from those who care
for you will help you get through a difficult
period sooner rather than later. Good luck.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have an
uncanny gift for reaching out to all people
and creating bridges of understanding among
them.


On Feb. 14, 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy
priest in Rome, is executed. Ruler Claudius
the Cruel was having a difficult time getting
soldiers to join his military because of their
strong attachment to their wives, and had
banned marriages. Valentine had continued
to perform marriages in secret and was
beheaded for it.
On Feb. 11, 1858, in southern France,
Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old French
peasant girl, first claims to have seen the
Virgin Mary. The apparitions, which totaled
18 before the end of the year, occurred in a
grotto of a rock promontory near Lourdes,
France.
On Feb. 13, 1914, The American
Society of Composers, Authors, and
Publishers (ASCAP) is formed in New York.
This was the first U.S. group to help protect
copyrighted music against illegal public per-
formances for profit.
On Feb. 12, 1934, Bill Russell, the leg-
endary center for the Boston Celtics during
the 1960s, is born in Monroe, La. During his
13-year career with the Celtics, the 6-foot-
9-inch Russell helped the team to 11 NBA
championships.
On Feb. 8, 1943, Japanese troops evac-
uate Guadalcanal, leaving the South Pacific
island in Allied possession after a prolonged
campaign. The American victory halted
Japanese expansion and paved the way for
further Allied gains in the Solomon Islands.
*On Feb. 10, 1962, American spy-plane
pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by the
Soviets in exchange for Soviet Col. Rudolf
Abel, a senior KGB spy who was caught
in the United States five years earlier. The
two men were brought to separate sides of
the Glienicker Bridge, which connects East
and West Berlin across Lake Wannsee, and


released at the same time.
On Feb. 9, 1973, Max Yasgur, owner of
the 600-acre dairy farm in New York where
the original Woodstock took place in August
1969, dies in Florida. More than 400,000
people attended the three-day music festival.


It was American journalist, author and
humorist Don Marquis who made the fol-
lowing sage observation: "Procrastination is
the art of keeping up with yesterday."
A giant carnivorous plant has recently
been discovered on a remote mountaintop in
the Philippines. The second largest pitcher
plant on record, nepenthes attenboroughii
secretes a nectar that lures insects, frogs and
even rats into its trap, where enzymes and
acids break down the animal and digest it.
There has been a lot of debate about
whether older drivers should be required
to pass driving tests in order to renew their
licenses, with failing sight and diminished
judgment being cited as reasons for the more
stringent requirement. However, statistics
tend to indicate that, as a group, teenagers
are the more dangerous drivers, with their
auto-accident death rate roughly triple that of
the elderly.
If you're thinking about going back to
school during this economic downturn, you
might want to consider working toward a
master's degree in business administration.
The average salary increase enjoyed by new
MBA holders is a whopping 64 percent.
The men's formal attire known as the
tuxedo takes its name from the Tuxedo Park
Club in New York, where the clothing first
became popular. The word itself is derived
from the Algonquian word for wolf.
The man who holds the world record
for running 100 meters and 200 meters, and
who has won three Olympic gold medals, is
a Jamaican by the name of Usain Bolt. Yes,
Bolt.
The Zagat restaurant rating system
recently conducted a survey of Americans'
tipping habits. The results? It seems that resi-
dents of Philadelphia are the most generous
tippers in the nation, leaving an average of
19.6 percent. The average across the country
is 19 percent.


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rible; there is no way of taking advantage of
them." -- Anatole France


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Edisonia
The 2010 Prince and Princesses
of Edisonia will be presented for
the first time at the Kazen and
Ques Ball onSaturday, February 6 at
8:30 p.m. at the Harborside Event
Center. They were chosen by a vote
of the members of the Edison Pageant
of Light and the Fort Myers Woman's
Community.
The Prince and Princesses served a
one year term as the 2009 Dukes and
Duchess, prior to being elevated to the
title of Prince and Princess. A vote of the
membership will crown a new king and
queen at the Coronation Ball on February
19 at 8:30 p.m. at the Harborside Event
Center, when the reign of King Marcus
Corbin Henderson and Queen Kelly
Anne Williamson comes to a close.
Williamson is the 21-year -old daugh-
ter of Dr. and Mrs. Donald C. Williamson,
III (Don and Silvia). A graduate of Fort
Myers High School class of 2006, she
is a senior at the University of Florida
in Gainesville. Williamson is pre-med,
majoring in human nutrition. She was
the recipient of the George Merrick
Academic Scholarship. Williamson
worked as an undergraduate molecular
biology research assistant at Shands
Teaching Hospital and this summer
completed a microbiology course at the
Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. She is


The Acoustic Music Society of
Southwest Florida will present
Bluegrass on the Green Grass
at Estero Community Park on Sunday
February 7 from 2 to 5 p.m.
It will feature The Bugtussel Ramblers,
Curt Dunn and Company and Telegraph
Creek.
Bring a lawn chair. Admission is $6,
free for members and children under 16.
Pickers are welcome to jam away from
the stage.
For more information log onto
Acousticmusicsocietv.com.


Professor Patches
Magic Show
Professor Patches will perform a
hands-on magical show at 7 p.m.
Friday, February 5 at Cape Coral
Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for free chil-
dren's crafts and activities.
Admission is $5 per person with chil-
dren under two admitted free.
For tickets, call Cape Coral Parks and
Recreation Department at 574-0806 or
pay at the door.


Kelly Anne Williamson, outgoing queen
a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority,
Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-health honor
society and Golden Key honor society.
Williamson enjoys hunter-jumper horse-
back riding, shopping, and Gator football.
She was the 1995 Junior Queen and
served the Royal Court as family banner
bearer and hostess.
Marcus Corbin Henderson, 21, is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall P.
Henderson, Jr. (Randy and Ginny). A
graduate of Fort Myers High School,
class of 2006, Henderson is currently
a senior at the University of Florida in
Gainesville, where he is majoring in food
and resource economics. He is a member
of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He enjoys
fishing, hunting, photography, Gator
football and basketball. Last summer he
worked as a merchandiser for Suncoast
Distributors. Henderson was a prince on


he Lee County Board of Port
Commissioners elected Tammy
Hall as chair for 2010 during
its first meeting on January 11. Bob
Janes was appointed as vice chair by
Commissioner Hall. The board, com-
posed of the five Lee County commis-
sioners, meets bi-monthly as the Board
of Port Commissioners to set policy
and direct the operations of Southwest
Florida International Airport and Page
Field General Aviation Airport in Fort
Myers. The other port commissioners
include Brian Bigelow, Ray Judah and
Frank Mann.4


Symphony
Valentine
Performance
ake a stroll down lover's lane with
plenty of dancing and romancing
at the Gulf Coast Symphony's
Symphonic Valentine: Mancini &
Moonlight concert at Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall February 13
at 7:30 p.m. Be swept away by lush
arrangements of Moon River, The
Days of Wine and Roses, Dear Heart,
Charade and orchestral features such as


THERIVER FEBRUARY, 2010 33
A link between the two celebrations was
forged when Sunshine King, Robert
Halgrim, abdicated in favor of new mon-
archs, Virginia (Sheppard) Holloway and
James E. Hendry. These monarchs were
crowned the first royalty of Edisonia. The
event has been held each year since, with
the exception of the war years 1942 to
1945.
There are two royal balls hosted by
the Edison Pageant, the first honoring
the reining monarchs and past kings and
queens, and the Coronation Ball crown-
ing the new King and Queen. The pag-
eant royalty also participate in the Edison
Festival of Light Grand Parade.4

Marcus Corbin Henderson, outgoing king M music At M irom ar


the Junior Court and previously served
the Royal Court as page and usher.
The Edison Pageant of light was the
inspiration of the late Robert Halgrim,
newspaper man and personal friend
to Thomas Edison. Halgrim created a
celebration that would pay homage to
the great inventor and would become a
livening memorial to the man who gave
us incandescent light. The Woman's
Community Club and the Jaycees enthu-
siastically helped Halgrim develop his
concept of the mythological kingdom of
Edisonia.
In 1938, seven years after Edison's
death, The Edison Pageant of Light was
launched. The foundation for the realm
of Edisonia was laid in 1928 when James
E. Crafton, Jr. a real estate promoter
started the Sunshine Court to celebrate
1,000 days of sunshine in Fort Myers.


The Baby Elephant Walk, Peter Gun,
The Pink Panther and Victor Victoria.
Single tickets are $29, $35, $40 and
$51. Tickets are available online at www.
gulfcoastsymphony.org, by calling 481-
4849 or in person at the Barbara B.
Mann Box Office one hour prior to the
concert. For more information, email:
info@gulfcoastsymphony.org.

New Executive
Director
im Ficker was recently named
executive director of Cypress
Cove at HealthPark Florida, Inc.,
a continuing care retirement community
in South Fort Myers. In addition to his
responsibilities at Cypress Cove, Ficker
will support development initiatives as
the vice president of senior services
for Lee FP, Inc., a subsidiary of Lee
HealthCare Resources.
Ficker spent the past four years at
Shell Point Retirement Community in
Fort Myers, where he served as executive
vice president and chief operating officer.
Prior to that, he spent 12 years in region-
al operations with Erickson Retirement
Communities in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ficker began his career in youth min-
istry, serving for 12 years with Young
Life Ministries in South Carolina and
Pennsylvania. He received his BA degree
from Denison University in Granville,
Ohio, and his MA in theology from Fuller
Seminary in Pasadena, California.


he Acoustic Music Society of
Southwest Florida and Miromar
Outlets will present Frank Corso
and Spoonfull on Saturday, February 6,
from 3 to 6 p.m. Miromar Outlets is at
Corkscrew Road and 1-75 in Estero. For
more information log onto www.acoustic-
musicsociety.com.

Tri Sigma Alumni
Officers Elected
O officers of the Tri Sigma alum-
nae are Fran D'Alessandro,
president; Tippy McClimans,
vice president; Teresa Walker, treasurer;
Jody Van Cooney, secretary; and Linda
Clemons, Web master.4


Tim Ficker

Ficker said, "This was a terrific oppor-
tunity to take all that I have learned in
my previous positions and apply it in the
senior leadership role of a dynamic orga-
nization. The residents and staff members
of Cypress Cove have welcomed me with
warmth and enthusiasm and I look for-
ward to a strong partnership with all the
members of this active community."O

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


SALES POSITION
BEACH HOUSE SWIMWEAR on
Sanibel and Captiva now hiring.
Energetic and interested in
learning how to sell swimwear?
Apply online
jobs@thebeachhouseswimwear.com
or call Kim @ Sanibel 472-2676
or Peggy @ Captiva 395-5383.
SR12/11 BTFN

WANTED- WAITRESS/WAITER
for downtown Fort Myers restaraunt. Must
have experience and transportation. Above
salary plus tips. Must be available Wed.
through Sat. nights.
Call 239-405-0340
RS 2/5 N 2/12

WANTED DISHWASHER/BUSER
for downtown Fort Myers restaraunt.
Must have experience, transportation
and speak English. Split shifts.
Call 239-405-0340
RS 2/5 N 2/12

SANIBEL SCOOP NOW HIRING
Part time positions available.
Apply in person at
2411 Periwinkle Way
or call 472-9866.
Ask for Brittany.
RS 2/5 M 2/5


SERVICES OFFERED

B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
Handyman Repairs
www.bbcondopros.com
info@bbcondopros.com
239-223-1600
SR9/11 BTFN


SERVICES OUI- I- U
Bob Adams
Residential
Renewal
Services
"Handyman"
(Carpentr, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, siding doors, etc)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN

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

PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,
cleaning, home/car maintenance. Excellent
organizational skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
Available day/night/weekends
RS10/23 BTFN

COMPANION SERVICE
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transporta-
tion, shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our
clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR10/3 BTFN


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


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

PROFESSIONAL
CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Commercial
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
Jennifer Watson
239-810-6293
SR11/13 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

COMPUTER REPAIRS
PC & MAC (Apple) repairs. Hardware
and software also setup backups.
Thomas Figura
239-297-9746
TomTechinFL@yahoo.com
RS 2/5 B 2/5


HOME IMPROVEMENTS
CONSULT THE EXPERTS for all your
hurricane protection needs from shutters
to windows & doors. Professional Window
& Doors Consultant (CGG 1506332).
Tel Diane on 239-826-8969
RS 2/5 A 2/26

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WELCOME TO PARADISE...


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Great golf course views
Beautiful wood floors
Asking $499,000


Mobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187
BrianSanibel@yahoo.com
iwww.BrianSanibel.com
SR 8/6 N TFN


SANIBEL HOUSE FOR SALE
$399,000
2 bed/2bath on big lot
near Bowmans Beach
M Rice Realty, LLC
239-398-0404
SR1/1 M 2/5

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


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SR 2/5 B 2/5


FOR SALE
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
call 239-246-5769.
SR 1/29 M TFN


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


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RS 11/27 N TFN


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.
RS 1/29V3/19
REAL ES TAT WANTED

WANTED: SHELL HARBOUR HOME
Single level, sea wall,
under one million
395-3185
SR 1/15 V 3/6


MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE
Search all listings maps and tours.
Highlands *Cashiers *Lake Toxaway
Lake Glenville *Sapphire Valley
www.TheNorthCarolinaMountains.com.
SR 4/24 BTFN


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 10112 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

FOR LEASE
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 BTFN


TOTALLY RENOVATED
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.
SR8/7 BTFN


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


RETAIL OR OFFICE SPACE
For Rent
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 1211 PTFN

PRIME PERIWINKLE FRONTAGE! 1000 sq ft
perfect for retail, office, other. Hardwood floors -
beautiful! Ample parking, no cam fees!
239-472-6385
RS 7/31 ATFN
PRIME RETAIL SPACE FOR sublease. Corner unit,
1,500 sq ft, great visibility. Location, location, loca-
tion. Call 239-738-1609
SR 11/13 MTFN


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SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATES
Adorable ground level 2 bedroom home
newly renovated and very close to beach
Sparkling new swimming pool! Available
March 1 Call for info 239-691-3319
SR 1/8 M 2/12

ANNUAL RFNTAI

PROPERTIES AVAILABLE
For a complete list visit our Website
www.remax-oftheislands.com
Call Dustyn, RE/MAX of the Islands
239-472-2311
RS10/9 BTFN


SANIBEL
2BR/1BA
Completely renovated
Corian and tiled throughout.
Quiet Street
and near shopping
Ground level
W/D on site.
$950 month plus electric
330-289-1798
SR11/27VTFN

EAST END 2BR/2BA
1/2 of duplex. Walk to beach.
Fully remodeled.
Kitchen/Bath/Tile
$1,095 per month
410-692-0200
RS 1/29VTFN

ANNUAL RENTAL
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 N TFN

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 2/5 V 2/19

ANNUAL RENTAL
Centrally located 2-bed, 1-bath cottage.
Washer & Dryer, unfurnished.
957 Fitzhugh.
$950/mo.
Call 239-645-4850.
SR 2/5 B 2/12

SMALL ELEVATED 3-BED/2-bath, no pets.
Unfurnished. 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
leave message.
SR12/25 BTFN
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loftwith
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or
405-307-8949
SR 1/8 MTFN


AIINU L IK-I IIAL
BEAUTIFUL HOME OFF SO. McGregor. $1,2001
mo. 2br/2balden/2car. Granite, wood cabinets, tile,
screened lanai, eat-in kitchen. No pets. Security
$1,200. 239-357-1700
RS 1/22 V 2/5
BEAUTIFUL GATED TOWNHOUSE $590. 2br/1.5ba
off College Parkway. Close to shopping, beaches,
Sanibel. New tile throughout. W/D. Screened patio.
New a/c. No pets. Security $650. 239-357-1700
RS 1/22 V 2/5
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED

Local Island Family looking for annual rental on is-
land. Furnished or unfurnished. Please call 239-738-
4309
RS 2/5 V 2/5
ANNUAL /SEASONAL RENTAL

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 M TFN


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

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

VACATION RENTAI S

EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry $3,500/mo + tax
Jan-Mar, neg.off-season.
Call for availability: 239-738-3021.
SR1/9 BTFN


VACATION RENTAL
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.
SR 3/7 V TFN


Island Vacations
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!*
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
239-472-7277
1-888-451-7277
S10/9BTFN


SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
kitchen/bath/appliances/furniture -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Weekly/Monthly/Seasonal
Call owners: 401-253-2511
S 1/26 M TFN


SANIBEL ARMS
2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
SR 4/13 V TFN

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
www.4sanibel.com.
SR 12/25 P 10/1

VACATION RENTAL
Walk to beach Near causeway
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
Feb-$3,500, March-$3,700, April-$3,000
410-692-0200
RS 1/29VTFN

TOWNHOUSE ON CAPE COD BAY
Country Club Townhouse on Cape Cod
Bay in Plymouth, MA. 2 miles from Cape
Bridges. Golf, tennis, pool, restaurant,
sandy beach. 2BR, 2BA. Available July &
Sept. $6,000/Mo. Call Agent 508-561-1666
RS 2/5 V 2/26

BOATS CANOES KAYAKS

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

SECURE INDOOR
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)
Slip #157
Call Phil 239-395-0407
SR11/13VTFN



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SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
$500
395-1649
SR 2/5 N TFN

SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $300.
395-1649
SR 1/8 N TFN


ESTATE SALES

ISLAND ESTATE SALES
Unique Old High End Silver, Jewelry, Art,
Coins, Wicker, More. Pick-Up & Donations
can benefit local charities. BOGO
1/2 off Sale. Wall Art & Beachy Items.
2431 Periwinkle, www.SanibelAuction.com
RS 2/5VTFN


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Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 NTFN


FOR SALE
2 brand new table lamps -
crystal with white shade $50
Gray office chair $15
Call 246-4716
RS 2/5 N TFN


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Em ergency............................................ 911
Lee County Sheriff's Office..........................477-1200
Florida Marine Patrol...................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol.................................278-7100
Poison Control.................................1 -800-282-31 71
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
ARTS
Alliance for the Arts.....................................939-2787
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio....................337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers..........................275-3970
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.........481-4849
BIG ARTS....................................................395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre..................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre..................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade..........332-4488
Florida W est Arts........................................ 948-4427
Fort Myers/Estero Island Barbershop
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.........472-01 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 ActIve& Relred 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
Kiwanis Clubs:
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
lona-McGregor...................................482-0869
Lions Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach.............................. ..463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon.................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers..............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County...........................477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers...........................332-81 58
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society...................472-6940
United Way of Lee County...............................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
AREA ATTRACTIONS
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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Still-Life Works
On View At
Burroughs Home
For Art Walk
lorida artist Veronica Benning
F will display her artwork at the
Burroughs Home, 2505 First
Street, Fort Myers, Friday, February
5 through Friday, February 19. All of
her artwork will be available for sale
and partial proceeds from this show-
ing 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 children.
An artist's reception will be held at
the Burroughs Home between 6 and 9
p.m. on Friday, February 5. The opening
of the exhibit is part of the February Art
Walk in the River District. Shuttle buses
will stop at the Burroughs Home so that
participants can view Benning's work.
The artwork will be available for pub-
lic viewing and sale daily February 6 to
19 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., or by
appointment at other times by calling
337-9505. Art Walk and the art display
are open to the public. Benning's art
features many colorful and lively stud-
ies 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.
Benning has participated in numerous
one-person, juried, and group exhibitions
around the nation, many of them in the
Lee County area, including the Alliance
for the Arts, Edison State College, Cape
Coral Arts Studio, Caloosa Yacht and
Racquet Club, U.S. Court and Federal
Building, Art League of Bonita Springs,
and Gallery Naive. She has also exhibited
at the von Liebig Art Center in Naples.4

NARFE Meeting
N ARFE (National Active and
Retired Federal Employees
Association) South Lee County
Chapter #1263 will hold its quarterly
evening meeting on February 9 at 6:30
p.m. at the Lakes Regional Library on
Bass Road. For more information call
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Shell Point Showcase Open House
Thursday, February 11 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


See the best Shell Point has to offer! Narrated Tours Decorated
Models Farmer's Market Presentations about Shell Point's
Lifestyle with Lifecare Health Fair Entertainment Arts &
Crafts Sale Light Refreshments Library Annual Book Sale


The Academy presents: Ancient Egypt and Us
Thursday, February 11 at 7:15 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
Respected Egyptologist, Professor Adrian Kerr of Edison State College, will take us on
a tour of ancient Egypt in this Academy presentation. No reservations necessary.

Dr. Gary Small: Keeping Your Brain Young
Friday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
A leading expert on memory, aging, and the brain, Dr. Small, director of the UCLA Center
on Aging, will discuss the effect lifestyle has on one's ability to live with health, vibrancy,
and cognitive sharpness. Tickets $30. Call 454-2067.


National Christian Choir 150+ Voices!
Saturday, February 13 at 7:15 p.m. and
Sunday, February 14 at 6:15 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
Direct from our nation's capital, the National Christian Choir will
present two evening performances. Tickets $10. Call 454-2147.


Informational Presentations & Tours
Tuesday, February 16 at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 23 at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Join us for one of these group presentations about the Lifestyle and Lifecare
available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community.
Light refreshments. Space is limited, so call 466-1131 to reserve your place.


Dr. Harold Koenig: Religion, Spirituality & Health
Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
Founder of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University, he
will discuss mind-body connections and their effects on immune functioning and
longevity. Tickets $30. Call 454-2067.


Call 415-7732,
Fax: 415-7702
or email
press@riverweekly.com


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