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their tales. "When I see some-
Arts For ACT G gallery thing that retains a link with
Opening Reception For The Artists the past, I'm drto open the viewer's eye
to history that is still in use in
some fashion, and stir memo-
ries." Many Southwest Florida
landmarks that Belling has put
into limited edition prints have
already been altered by storms
or man. It's been noted that he
is preserving our unique past
S His limited edition prints of
Southwest Florida landmarks
decorate homes and busi-
nesses along the gulf coast and
beyond. Although he is a year-
round Florida resident, Belling .
has found subject matter every-
where he travels, with Alaska .
and Door County, Wisconsin
his favorite destinations. After
a successful career as a free-
lance designer, and partner and
creative director of advertising
agencies, Belling now works
Ist street by David Belling exclusively as a watercolor art-
J oin Arts for ACT Gallery in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, March 5 from 6 to ist. He has won many awards
10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for the March featured artists; and watercolor competitions. BluesTraveler by Lennie Jones
David Belling, Ken Kaminsky and Lennie Jones. His work is represented in
Straightforward and welcoming, bold and realistic, Belling's watercolor style captures major corporate and many
the spirit of the timeless beauty he finds in nature and living history. The Fort Myers private collections. When weather permits, he can be found on location, surrounded by
News Press says, "He is one with his subjects... arguably the region's best known land- nature's beauty often finishing a painting in one sitting. Other times he draws inspira-
scape painter." It's been said that his structures lean from the paper, yearning to tell tion from the view from his Cape Coral studio overlooking the Caloosahatchee River.
continued on page 16
Symphony 50th Anniversary To Be
Marked With A Juried Competition
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In celebration of its 50th anniversary,
the Southwest Florida Symphony has
partnered with the Alliance for the
Arts to present Framing the Past and
Inspiring the Future Through Music A
Juried Competition. The exhibit will
be on display at the Alliance March 5
through 27 with an opening reception
and awards ceremony on March 5 from
5 to 7 p.m.
The Southwest Florida Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus have provided
the framework and foundation for clas-
sical music in Southwest Florida for the
past 50 years. Chosen artwork illustrates
the important role that orchestral music
continues to play in the cultural life of
Cash prizes, courtesy of the sympho-
ny, will be awarded to three artists, Best
in Show $750 and two Jurors Choice
awards of $500. Award winning artwork
will be featured on the front of the 50th
anniversary concert season programs dur-
ing 2010-11. All pieces juried will also be
displayed at Barbara B. Mann Performing
Arts Hall on Saturday, March 27 for
the symphony's classical concert entitled
Passion and Fury. Participating artists
will receive a complimentary ticket to this
During the opening reception there
will be the unveiling of an original paint-
ing created by internationally acclaimed
artist Darryl Pottorf. The piece will be
available for auction March 5 through
March 27. Final bids will be accepted
at the symphony's classical concert on
March 27. Proceeds benefit the sym-
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.
The River City Brass Band
River City Brass Plays At Shell Point
hell Point Retirement Community's
eighth annual Fine and Performing
Arts Concert Series presents The
River City Brass Band on Monday,
March 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Founded in 1981 by the late Robert
Bernat (conductor and music director
1981-1994), the River City Brass Band
was the first professional concert band to
be established in the United States in over
25 years. From California to New York,
and everywhere in between, River City
Brass Band has delighted audiences with
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers,
Then And Now: Heitman-Evans Co.
by Gerri Reaves
T his circa-1915 photo captures a celebratory moment in
front of Heitman-Evans Co.
We can only speculate whether the serious motorists in
the Warren-Detroit 30 automobile have just arrived in Fort Myers
Sor are embarking on a momentous journey. Only the word
Sa "Tampa" on the side of the car is a clue.
In those days before extensive, well-built hard-surface roads,
driving was a demanding activity and therefore worthy of a photo
S And what better place to pose for posterity than at the new
modern Heitman-Evans store on the northeast corner of First
and Hendry streets?
Manager Edward L. "EL" Evans originally had run a hardware store located diago-
nally across the intersection on the southeast corner. The store occupied the ground
floor and Phoenix Hall, a community meeting space, occupied the second floor.
That building was demolished around 1913 to build the First National Bank.
Subsequently, in 1914, Evans's business partner, Harvie E. Heitman, built the brick
hardware store on that site, which had a commercial history going back to the 1870s,
when JJ Blount opened his general store there.
The modern Heitman-Evans Co. was a major step up from the somewhat ram-
shackle wooden structures dating from the Blount General Store days. Constructed of
pressed brick and equipped with a sprinkler system, the store was deemed fireproof.
The ground floor functioned as the hardware store, and the upper floor was used
for displaying farm implements and for storage.
Evans, who managed Heitman-Evans Co. for many years, played a pivotal role in
making Fort Myers a tarpon-fishing destination, attracting well-known people such as
Zane Grey, Rex Beach and EA Pike.
A motoring entourage attracts a crowd in front of Heitman-Evans Co., circa 1915. The
man in the center of the doorway resembles manager EL Evans.
photo courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
The Heitman-Evans Co. store today, now the offices of Fowler, White, and Boggs on the
northeast corner of First and Hendry
His office in the store was a veritable museum that testified to his expertise in fish-
ing and tackle design. There, one could find mounted fish, autographed photographs,
and anglers' gear.
Heitman-Evans advertised a wide array of goods, including building supplies, sport-
ing goods, paint, cutlery, and appliances.
Notice the "yacht supplies" sign at the store entrance, from which dangles a fish
In the mid-1940s, Belk-Lindsey department store opened in the former hardware
store. In the 1970s, it was renovated as Heritage Square, using materials from the
demolished junior high school at Second Street and Royal Palm Avenue.
Today, the offices of Fowler, White, and Boggs occupy the building where an out-
standing hardware store opened almost a century ago.
Walk down to First and Hendry, where for many decades, Evans dispensed expert
advice on all things to do with fishing in Southwest Florida.
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,
and ask about the Historic Downtown Walking Tours.
For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. The museum's
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on
Then explore the fascinating archives at the Southwest Florida Historical Society at
10091 McGregor Boulevard. 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, the archives of the Fort
Myers News-Press, and the archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society.4
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Young Artists Awards Winners
The Young Artists
were held on Saturday
January 23 and Saturday
January 30 at the Alliance
for the Arts in Fort Myers.
Students performed in five
categories before panels of 51
The gala performance
featuring the individual per-
formances of the 22 finalists
and a group performance ,-
by the 11 runners-up will be
held on Sunday, March 14
at Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre, Fort Myers. Tickets
are $40 and available at the
box office or by calling 278-
4422. Dinner and a silent
auction begin at 6; the show
starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Young Artists Awards
The Young Artists Awards Instrumental music finalist Eric Hopkir
program is a not for profit
performing arts education, January 23
audition, performance and
scholarship program for area students
ages eight to 21.
The winners include:
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Spencer Saso, Gulf Elementary, finalist
CJ Fam, Fox Trail Elementary, finalist
Marcella Brown, NFM Academy for the Arts, new
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Noelle Aparte, St. Andrew, finalist
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Haely Jardas, American University, finalist
Angela Maglione, Mariner HS, runner-up press@riT
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Nathaniel Cornell, Barron Collier HS, finalist
Madelyn Diller, homeschooled, runner-up
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Uncommon Friends Foundation
Applications for 2010 Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarships, honoring
deserving individuals who have a financial need and the potential to succeed in
school, are now available. Completed applications are due by April 1. The recipi-
ents of the scholarships will be announced on June 3 at the foundation's Uncommon
Evening, being held this year at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers.
Since 1998, the foundation has provided scholarships to more than 250 individu-
als who have demonstrated the personal traits of the five unique men and their wives
James D. Newton wrote about in his book, Uncommon Friends. His "uncommon
friends" were Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and
Charles Lindbergh and their wives.
Scholarship categories include the following:
The Special Recognition scholarship is awarded to an individual who has financial
need, the desire and potential to succeed in school, and possesses positive character
High Tech Center scholarships provide assistance with tuition, books, and supplies
for one term at High Tech Center. There are no age requirements for this scholarship.
Florida Prepaid College Foundation scholarships provide scholarships for college
tuition and local fees to 9th grade students who contract to succeed in high school, stay
free of drugs and crime, and fulfill other scholarship conditions.
The Boy Scouts of America scholarship helps pay for books for the first semester
The Edison College Single Parent scholarship provides assistance to single parents
who have overcome extraordinary obstacles in furthering their education and in gaining
skills to enter the workforce.
The Future Teacher scholarship is awarded to students matriculated in a program
leading to a degree in education.
The Uncommon Friends Foundation, established in 1993, is a character education
foundation whose mission is to instill ethics, moral values and a sense of purpose in
Application forms may be obtained by calling 337-9505, requested via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or checking the Web site at www.uncommon-
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To link your Web site call 415-7732
Visits Fort Myers
Powerful educational displays on
the continuous history of slavery
in Florida agriculture its roots,
the reason it persists, and its solutions
- include a replica of the cargo truck
in which tomato pickers in Immokalee
were held in a 2008 slavery case. This
was the seventh forced labor conviction
in Florida agriculture in recent years.
The museum is part of statewide tour
by Coalition of Immokalee Workers and is
endorsed by Amnesty International (USA)
and Anti-Slavery International (UK).
Visit the museum for free at these Fort
St. Columbkille Church, 12171 Iona
Road, 6 to 8 p.m., on Sunday, February
28; Quality Life Center, 3210 MLK
Boulevard, on Monday, March 1, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard, 6 to
8 p.m.; Bishop Verot High School, 5598
Sunrise Drive, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2.
Call Jordan Buckley at (239) 986-
9101 for more details.O
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Great South Fort Myers Location
Straight Sale, not a short sale or foreclosure.
Close to both Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach.
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For Active Duty
support the servicemen and women
who protect our freedoms every
day by contributing to Operation
Open Arms, Inc.
Founded in 2005 on Pine Island by
charter boat Capt. John "GiddyUp"
Bunch, a U.S. Marines officer in
Vietnam, Operation Open Arms serves
active duty military personnel. It is an
IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit corpora-
tion so contributions are tax deductible.
Two sitting presidents, George W. Bush
and Barack Obama, have recognized the
organization for its work.
The mission of Operation Open
Arms is to provide every possible benefit
to active duty military personnel while
on leave from a combat zone. It also
provides free mental health counseling.
There is no staff, only volunteers and
business partners. Operation Open Arms
is a network of sponsoring businesses
that extends free benefits in a wide range
of categories to enable military personnel
to take a much needed vacation from the
stresses of war. Servicemen and women
are eligible for one free service from each
business partner. They make their own
arrangements with the service providers.
Partners donate hotel room nights,
restaurant meals, fishing charter trips,
excursions, sightseeing opportunities, lei-
sure activities, haircuts, dental work, and
For more information log onto www.
operationopenarms.org or call Capt.
Bunch at 283-8838. Donations may be
sent to Operation Open Arms, PO Box
101, St. James City, FL 339560
he Greeters Club of Greater
Fort Myers will have investiga-
tive reporter Melanie Payne, who
writes about scams, government waste
and abuse, consumer rip-offs, public
health issues and crime in The News-
Press column Tell Mel, as the featured
speaker for the Thursday, March 18
meeting. The meeting begins with reg-
istration at 11:30 a.m with lunch and
speaker to follow. The monthly meet-
ings are held at Crown Colony Country
Club, 16021 Winkler Road, Fort
Myers. Cost is $18 and reservations are
required. Contact either Janet McVay
at 481-8405 or Patricia Spotts at 432-
9498 to reserve a place for theprogram
The Saturday, March 6 program of
the The League of Women Voters
of Lee County will focus on read-
ing and literacy. The featured speaker
will be Sharon Weiss-Kapp, an adjunct
clinical assistant professor in the School
of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
at the MGH Institute of Health
Professions at Massachusetts General
Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts,
and a senior clinical associate in the
Autism Language Program at Children's
Hospital Boston. Weiss-Kapp is co-
author of the book Visual Language in
Autism and is the author of the Kapp
Reading Instruction, a multisensory,
structured phonics reading program that
is used in grades 1 to 3 internationally.
Her presentation will include the newly
released Jump Start video created by
the League of Women Voters of Lee
County to develop reading readiness for
infants and toddlers.
The program will be held from 10:30
a.m. to 1 p.m at the Royal Palm Yacht
Club, 2360 West First Street, Fort Myers.
Reservations are required.
Deadline for reservations is Thursday,
March 4. Call 466-8361.
The League of Women Voters is a
nonpartisan, political organization that
encourages citizens to be informed and to
actively participate in government.M
Tuesday Tours At
Boys & Girls Clubs
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee
County are introducing a new
campaign called Take a Tour
Tuesday, where anyone from the com-
munity can come see the clubs in action
and kids participating in youth after-
Tours are available by appointment
beginning at 4 p.m. Tours can be sched-
uled for the Lee County Clubs during
the following dates: Pueblo Bonito Unit
between February 23 and March 30,
Barrett Park Unit between March 2 and
April 6, Shady Oaks Unit between March
9 and April 13, Stars Complex between
March 16 and April 20, and Suncoast
Unit between March 23 and April 27.
Addresses for all the locations are avail-
able online at www.bgclc.net.
"Many people have heard our organi-
zation's name, but don't know what we
do, said Karen Debitetto, director of indi-
vidual giving for the Boys & Girls Clubs
of Lee County. "This is an opportunity
for them to see firsthand."
To schedule a tour contact Debitetto
at 334-1886 ext. 3 or email kdebitetto@
Women To Meet
he Democratic Women's Club will
hold its monthly meeting Saturday,
March 13, at the Royal Palm
Yacht Club, 2360 West First Street, Fort
The speaker will be Jim Roach, a
Democratic Party candidate for the U.S.
House of Representatives in Florida's
14th Congressional District. He lives in
Cape Coral and is a Vietnam veteran and
small business owner.
The luncheon meeting is from 10:30
a.m. to 1 p.m.. The luncheon price is
$18. Guests are welcome.
To make a reservation call 466-8381.
More information about the DWC is
available at www.dwc-lee.com.
To advertise in The River
Weekly Call 415-7732
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Cape Coral Cherish The
Needs Mentoring Children Event
Volunteers And Auction
seniors 55 and over are needed to
mentor children in school for the
Foster Grandparent Program of
Volunteers serve 20 hours a week and
receive a tax-free stipend of $2.65 and
hour, transportation reimbursement of 35
cents per mile, free physical, plus many
more perks. Help make a difference in
Enroll now, space limited. Call Joan
Willoughby at The Dr. Piper Center, 332-
For Yard Sale
he Alva Community Center is hav-
ing a community yard sale and
invites you to clean out your closets
and turn your junk into someone else's
treasure. Tables are available for $10
each or you can reserve a spot or two for
just $5 each (you provide the table).
The sale will be held at the tennis
court from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March
20. Call 239-728-2882 to reserve your
spot with MasterCard or Visa.
The Alva Community Center is at
21471 N. River Road in Alva.
herish the Children Event and
Auction will be held at the Sidney
& Berne Davis Art Center in the
River District of downtown Fort Myers
on Saturday, April 17.
The event will feature one-of-a-kind
hand painted furnishings and artwork
from the imagination of local artists.
Along with unique auction items, there
will be live music, food and drinks, and a
local celebrity chair.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
is at 2301 First Street.2
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24 Hour Service Service to the Airport
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Along The River
attention all hungry and thirsty
boaters! Nervous Nellie's
Crazy Waterfront Eatery is
opening soon at Snug Harbor, Fort
Myers Beach. Rob DeGennaro of
Sanibel recently closed Icabod's Wicked
Good Food & Drink in Fort Myers in
order to bring his family-friendly con-
cept and overstuffed sandwiches to
the beach. He has been involved with
many Sanibel restaurants, including
Island Cow, Hungry Heron, RC Otters,
Captiva Island Inn and Key Lime Bistro.
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront
Eatery will be located at 1131 First
Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 463-4343
for more information.
Lakes Park Farmer's Market
operates Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m.through May. Eat local, just picked
food and buy from local crafters. There
are more than 30 vendors. Parking is
free. Lakes Park is at 7330 Gladiolus
Drive. For more information, email
email@example.com or jenningssims@aol.
Artist Greg Biolchini announces
his March workshops. All workshops run
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are held at
his spacious, riverfront studio at 81 West
North Shore Avenue, North Fort Myers.
March 1 to 5 and 29 to 31
Paintings from Photos You Love -
Pastel ($300 for the five day workshop or
$180 for the three day workshop)
Any Subject: Landscape, Portrait, Etc.
Each day will start with a stimulating
two hour demonstration. During the dem-
onstrations, Biolchini will share how he
paints, quickly from photography trans-
forming pastel into both a wet and dry
medium. Participants are encouraged to
ask questions during the demonstrations.
After each day's demo, Biolchini will go
to each person offering individual instruc-
tion during the painting sessions. 8" x
12" photo references will be available if
you do not have your own photo to work
March 8 to 12
Palette Knife from Photos You Love -
Learn to pump up your color intensity
in this information-packed workshop
designed to give a good foundation for
bold, direct palette knife painting. Each
day will begin with a two to two-and-a-
half hour demonstration focusing on the
most direct and effective methods for
painting strong, vibrant oils using painting
knives. Participants are encouraged to ask
questions during all demonstrations. After
lunch, participants will paint from their
own photography or may choose to paint
from one of the large photos provided
for them by Biolchini. During this time,
Biolchini will go around to each person
offering suggestions focusing on their
March 15 to 19
The Classic Portrait from Life Pastel,
Model Fee Included ($350)
Participants can expect to learn this
direct approach to portrait painting from
a model with pastel as both a dry and wet
medium. The motivation will be on get-
ting a likeness, color and flesh tone mix-
ing, backgrounds, and composition. Each
The Sandy Butler restaurant is hosting a Napa wine dinner on March 29
day will begin with a two to three hour
demonstration, focusing on the principles
of portrait painting in pastel. Participants
are encouraged to ask questions at all
times including during the demos. After
lunch, participants will paint from the
model. During this time, Biolchini will go
around to each painter, offering sugges-
tions focusing on their individual needs.
March 22 to 24
Painting from Photos You Love Oil
Each day will start with a stimulating
two-hour demonstration. During the dem-
onstrations, Biolchini will share how he
paints in oil quickly, wet-into-wet, from
photography. Participants are encouraged
to ask questions during the demonstra-
tions. After each day's demo, Biolchini
will go to each person offering individual
instruction during the painting sessions.
8" x 12" photo references will be avail-
able if you do not have your own photo
to work from.
New: Are You Stuck? ($90)
Every artist gets that feeling that there
is something wrong with their paint-
ing. They stare at it and stare at it, but
just cannot figure it out. That is when
a fresh perspective can really pay off.
This workshop is designed to give you
intensive help to move past the hurdles
to complete (or even start) your paint-
ing. Biolchini will come around the room
offering suggestions focusing on your
individual needs. He will share everything
about his highly successful, award win-
ning techniques, in all mediums. Optional
open critique starts at 3:30 p.m. At this
time, artists wishing to participate will
receive an overall critique of their work at
whatever stage of completion, from first
Biolchini, and then your fellow workshop
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On Monday, March 29, The Sandy
Butler Restaurant gives guests the
opportunity to taste some of Napa
Valley's finest wines. The Napa Wine
Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and reservations
are required. The price is $100 per per-
son and includes a four-course gourmet
meal and wine tasting.
The Sandy Butler Restaurant is located
at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort
Myers. For reservations, call 482-6765
Learn to catch the spectacular silver kings
at a free Tarpon fishing clinic on March 3
The Fort Myers Beach Tarpon
Hunters Club is having a free clinic
on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
Established in 1962, it is one of the old-
est tarpon fishing clubs in the world.
The topic of the featured speakers will
be Finding Tarpon & Preferred Fishing
The clinic includes:
Tabletop, instructional displays on
how to rig and choose the right bait
Conventional tackle, light tackle and
Information about monthly meetings
and newsletters, fishing reports and VHF
Fishing local gulf, back bay and rivers
The free clinic is at Bonita Bill's
Restaurant, under the Sky Bridge, Fort
Myers Beach. Follow the Tarpon Clinic
signs. For more information, call Mac or
Lois MacKenzie at 437-2487 or go to
For up-to-date information
on local beaches
leading, writing, arithmetic, and
now, the fourth R: real food.
This spring, the Organic Trade
Association (OTA) is helping schools
access and offer students more organic
food with a national contest to award
a winning school an organically grown
garden or an organic vending machine.
With its Organic. Its Worth it in
Schools initiative, the OTA which rep-
resents more than 1,400 organic food
and product companies is calling on
teachers, parents, students, educators and
others to vote for their favorite school
to win an organic garden complete with
seeds, soil and expert gardening support;
or a fully stocked vending machine, which
can feature organic items like milk, fruit,
cheese, yogurt and snacks.
Through May 1, individuals may visit
www.OrganicltsWorthIt.org and enter
their school name and address while at
the same time "voting" by signing up for
an electronic newsletter featuring organic
tips, recipes, news and more. A school
must receive a minimum 1,000 votes (or
newsletter sign-ups) to win. (Full details on
rules and regulations are at www.organic-
The winning school selects the garden or
vending machine for installation in the
2010-11 school year.
The site also features tools and infor-
mation for schools, parents and students
to advocate for more organic food in
schools, as well as information about the
healthful, economic and social benefits of
organic food and gardening.4
Garden Club Gala
The 9th annual Pine Island
Garden Club Gala will be held on
Saturday, February 27, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garden Club Nature
Park, one block north of the four-way
stop in Pine Island Center.
This year there will be a record 51
vendors, and both native and exotic
plants will be available for purchase. Also,
vendors will answer any questions about
plants you purchase or plants you already
Starting at 9 a.m.,there will be
horticultural demonstrations, such as
Butterflies Love Natives, Turning Garbage
into Plant Food and No Flowers Allowed,
which discusses how to create arrange-
ments with foliage and plant material.
The presentations will be held throughout
In addition, many non-plant vendors
will carry such items as jewelry, artwork
and pottery. The White Elephant sale has
expanded from last year. Food from Pine
Island's own Little Lilly's Deli will also be
available for purchase and a host of prizes
will be raffled, with a 32-inch flat screen
TV going to the winner of first prize. You
need not be present to win and raffle pro-
ceeds will go to various Pine Island chari-
ties and scholarships.
Admission is free. For more infoma-
tion call 283-8633 or 283-9844.0
THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010 7
Hymn Sing Giving
Hits New Record
Soloists Beth Wininger and Jim Roderick
Rev. Paul deJong, left, new minister of First
Presbyterian Church, with hymn sing orga-
nizer Sam Galloway, Jr.
Even the standing room was gone
for this year's Mrs. Edison's Hymn
Sing onTuesday, February 9 at First
Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort
Myers. A record crowd of 5,000 people
attended the 21st annual event.
The Edison Festival of Light event
was presented by First Presbyterian
Church and sponsored by the Galloway
Family of Dealerships to honor the work
of Mrs. Mina Edison, wife of inventor
Those who attended donated $8,500
and more than two tons of canned
goods to benefit The Soup Kitchen of
Community Cooperative Ministries, set-
ting a new record in giving.
Galloway said the food will be distrib-
uted immediately to those in need in Lee
Volunteers portraying Mr. and Mrs. Edison
Attendees sang hymns with the
60-member Sanctuary Choir of First
Presbyterian Church and friends, lis-
tened to soloists, and heard a song
called Miracle Man, written about
Thomas Edison by composer George
M. Cohen. The song was re-discov-
ered recently by Galloway during his
Sarah Owen of Cape Coral, CEO of
Community Cooperative Ministries and
Debra Almeida, chief operating officer, are
all smiles at the record amount donated to
benefit The Soup Kitchen
many travels. Another highlight was
Edison's Phonograph Polka, played by
Pianist Barbara Peterson and Organist
This is the first of three annual con-
certs presented by First Presbyterian
Church and sponsored by the Galloway
Family of Dealerships to benefit The
Christine Larson, secretary of CCMI, and
Judge Leigh Frizzell-Hayes
Hank Nowacki and Gloria Kurilla of North
Fort Myers were the first in line for the event
lining up at 11 a.m. two hours before the
Soup Kitchen of CCMI. The second
event is A Midsummer Night's Sing
in July for residents who remain in
Southwest Florida during the summer.
The third is the Holiday Carol Sing in
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8 THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010
The Rain Barrel
This rain barrel is barely visible behind the
photos courtesy of
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
by Gerri Reaves
H ave you ever watched a torrent
of rain gush down a gutter spout
and wished you could store it for
later use in your landscape?
Hundreds of homeowners are doing
just that and it's easy, if you attend the
rain barrel construction workshop offered
through Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
(FYN), a program of Lee County's
Kayak With Your Canine at Dog
Beach No dog required
If you and your pooch are expe-
rienced, well mannered kayakers, or you
enjoy paddling without your pooch, this
Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail trip is for
you. Four-pawed and two-legged partici-
pants will meet at the kayak launch across
from Dog Beach on Estero Boulevard
just south of Lover's Key. No dogs over
100 pounds are permitted and only one
dog per kayak is allowed. The next trip is
Wednesday, March 17 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Cost is $40 per person and includes
all the necessary human gear and boats.
Dogs' participation is free, but canine
companions must supply their own life
vest and wear them. All dogs must have
current vaccinations and get along well
with others. Participants must pre-register
48 hours in advance at www.leeparks.org
or by calling 533-7440.
Fitness with Fido at Dog Beach
Let fitness and obedience experts
assist you with a combination o cardio,
weight and obedience training to give you
and your dog a great workout as well as
a bonding experience. Classes meet every
Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 to
10 a.m. beginning March 9. Cost for this
The understated, no-frills look
The classes, which are held at the
Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park,
have put hundreds of rain barrels in Lee
County landscapes. Every single barrel
plays a role in creating a sustainable land-
Rain barrels are a tool for working
with Florida's rainy and dry seasons.
They let gardeners harvest valuable rain-
water for hand-watering plants and wash-
ing garden tools or lawn furniture.
Barrel can even be connected to soak-
er hoses and run through a plant bed.
Using a rain barrel also reduces the
demand on our aquifer, a growing con-
cern during these drought-ridden times.
Another reason to install rain barrels?
They save money by reducing water
costs. As a result, rain barrel workshops
are filling up throughout Florida.
program is $144 per monthly session.
First time participants must also register
for the one-hour mandatory evaluation
to take place at dog beach. Instructor will
contact participants to schedule appoint-
ment. Cost for this evaluation will be an
additional $15. To find out more about
this program or to register go online to
www.leeparks.org or call 533-7440.
Bunche Beach Eco Paddling Tour
Paddle along the shoreline of the
Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, through
mangroves and creeks. Explore the wide
variety of wildlife and vegetation this
beautiful area has to offer. Tour lasts
approximately two hours. The next trip
is Thursday, March 4 from 3:45 to 5:45
p.m. Cost for this trip is $40 per person
and includes all of your paddling supplies.
Register 48 hours in advance to assure
minimum numbers are met at www.
leeparks.org or by phone at 533-7440.
Check the Web site for additional dates
and times or call 463-3764 for more
Bowditch Point Park Eco
Paddle San Carlos Bay, Hurricane Bay
and Pelican Bay in search of dolphin,
manatee and a wide variety of birds as
you tour the Calusa Blueway Paddling
Trail. This trip last approximately three
hours. The next tour is Tuesday, March
2 at 9 a.m. and lasts approximately two
hours. The cost for this trip is $40 per
A colorful garden statement
The two-hour workshop costs only
$45. That fee includes all supplies, includ-
ing the barrel.
The class is geared for the novice, so
no special skills with tools or carpentry
are required. In fact, volunteers drill and
cut the holes that customize the barrel to
fit the home.
Participants also learn what to do once
they take the barrel home: set it up, con-
nect it to a downspout, and maintain it.
Many homeowners paint or deco-
rate their rain barrels in the workshop,
coloring it to blend in with a home or
transforming it into an artistic garden
At least one pragmatic homeowner
decided to use the barrel as an attractive
easy-to-read display area for the home's
person and includes all of your paddling
supplies. Register 48 hours in advance at
www.leeparks.org or by phone at 533-
7440. Check the Web site for additional
dates and times or call 463-3764 for
Stretch and Tone Class at
Bowditch Point Park
Join the group for a gentle wake up
call for the mind and body that incorpo-
rates a total body stretch, toning, and
relaxation to revitalize and invigorate
at Bowditch Point Park, one of the
most beautiful settings on Fort Myers
Beach. Wear comfortable clothing and
bring a towel, mat and bottled water.
Session begins March 3 and meets every
Wednesday and Friday morning from
8 to 8:55 a.m. Cost is $50 per month
or a $10 per class drop in fee. Full ses-
sion registration includes a parking pass.
Pre-register at www.leeparks.org for this
fun and exciting new program. For more
information on any shoreline program or
activity call 463-3764.
New to Fort Myers Beach, this active
and dynamic exercise class provides a
great workout to a Latin beat. Classes
begin March 6 and meet every Saturday
morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bowditch
Point Park. Cost for this program is $40
per month and includes a parking pass
with this registration. A drop in fee of
$15 per class is also available. To register
The volume of rainfall that can be col-
lected from a roof is substantial.
One 55-gallon barrel stores runoff
from one-half inch of rainfall on a mere
According to Tom Becker, a FYN
extension agent who teaches the popular
classes, so great is one barrel's collection
capacity that his 2,350-square-foot Cape
Coral home would require 11 rain barrels
to collect all the stormwater from a half-
Consequently, he has installed large
water-holding cisterns to capture even
more precious drops during the inevitable
Becker says that as of last September,
1,270 rain barrels had been constructed
in Lee County over the last three years.
In 2008 to 2009, FYN's 25 work
shops distributed 898 barrels.
Hundreds of thousands of gallons of
water have been saved, or stored, as a
result. A Lee County homeowner saves
an average of $60 to $86 per year by
using only one rain barrel.
In 2009 alone, Lee County volunteers
recycled 508 55-gallon drums valued at
Learn how to harvest rainfall and save
on water costs.
Call 533-4327 to register for a rain-
barrel workshop, held at the Eco-Living
Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South
Pointe Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Workshops are scheduled for
Saturday, February 27 and Saturday,
March 27, 9 to 11 a.m.
Or contact Thomas Becker at tbeck-
firstname.lastname@example.org or 533-7515 for more
information about FYN.
shtml for workshop details.
Plant Smart explores sustainable
gardening practices that will help you
create a low-maintenance, drought-
tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant
South Florida landscape.4
for this program or for more information
go online to www.leeparks,org or call
Beach Bootcamp at Bonita
Come out to beautiful Bonita Beach
Park and let personal trainers design a
combination of cardio and weight training
to give you a great workout. By enlisting
in bootcamp you'll have the body you've
always wanted while enjoying the won-
derful environment that Bonita Beach has
Classes meet every Tuesday and
Thursday morning from 7 to 8 a.m.
beginning March 9. Cost for this program
is $80 per month and includes a parking
pass with full session registration. A drop
in fee of $15 per class is also available.
To register for this program go online to
www.leeparks.org or by phone at 533-
Laughter Yoga Free
Come on out and join this fun group
for a laughing, good time at Lynn Hall
Park. Students will stretch and unwind
with yoga moves and laughter techniques
at this beautiful beach front park. Bring
a towel and bottled water to this free
program (with paid parking). Class is held
Friday mornings from 8 to 9 a.m at the
Lynn Hall Park next to the playground on
Fort Myers Beach. To learn more about
Laughter Yoga go on-line to www.laugh-
teryoga.org or call 677-7017.0
THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010 9
Residents Invited To Explore
The Lifestyle At Shell Point
Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort style retire-
ment options and lifecare, are invited to attend one of several informational
meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. One of the experienced
retirement counselors will explain the numerous benefits received when becoming a
resident at Shell Point.
The morning meetings will be held at 9:15 a.m. on the following dates in the
Crystal Dining Room, which is located on The Island: March 2, 16, 23 and 30.
The afternoon meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. on the following dates in the
Oak Room located in The Woodlands neighborhood: March 3, 10, 17 and 31. One
additional afternoon meeting will take place on March 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Resident
Activity Center's Osprey Room that is located on The Island.
A brief presentation will be given on the benefits of lifecare at Shell Point during
the casually-structured meeting, where guests will learn about the numerous retirement
options. Included in the visit is a tour of The Island community, model units in The
Woodlands and Eagles Preserve, as well as the many amenities.
Admission is free, however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may
be made by calling 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement
community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the
Sanibel Causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC,
and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers
retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf
course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities.
ELMERINE L. KROHN ANDERSON
Elmerine (Ree) L. Krohn Anderson,
81, of Fort Myers, Florida passed
away February 15, 2010 at Hope
Hospice in Shell Point. She was born
January 27, 1929 in Avoca, Iowa to
Elmer H. and Frances Beaver Krohn of
Lewis, Iowa. She graduated from Lewis
High School in 1946 and then the
University of Iowa in 1950, earning a
BA degree in speech pathology.
Elmerine married Charles RS (Si)
Anderson of Danbury, Iowa, June 26,
1949. She and Charles moved from
Danbury to Centerville, Iowa in 1956
where they raised their family. Elmerine
was a member of PEO Chapter D, TTT
Chapter AS, Wednesday Club, the Des
Moines chapter of Embroiderers Guild of
America and the Methodist Church. She
served as president of the Drake Avenue
Public Library Board as well as many
community and service organizations.
Upon retirement, Charles and Elmerine
moved to Sanibel, Florida while maintain-
ing a summer residence at Okoboji, Iowa.
Elmerine was preceded in death by her
parents, a brother, Gary Krohn, a sister,
Mary Frances Krohn White, and her hus-
She leaves behind a loving family. She
is survived by daughters, Melissa (Steve)
Wehrle of Centerville, Iowa, Luann (John)
Maletta of West Des Moines, Iowa and
a son, Samuel C. (Amy) Anderson of
Waterloo, Iowa. Grandchildren include
Drew Wehrle and Elizabeth (Nick)
Wehrle Deacon, Abigail (Matt) Maletta
Hollenbeck, Kate (Jake) Maletta Ketzner,
and Nick Maletta, and Weston, Bryce and
A memorial service will be held at
Lake Okoboji, Iowa at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Drake
Avenue Public Library or the First United
Methodist Church, both of Centerville,
andlelighters of Southwest Florida
will present the eighth annual
Step Into Spring Fashion Show &
Luncheon on Tuesday, March 23 at The
Forest Country Club. Tickets are $40 per
The funds raised at this event will
further help Candlelighters provide sup-
port to local children with cancer. There
will be live auctions, goodie bags for
each guests, door prizes and the popu-
lar Chinese auction. Local celebrities,
Candlelighters childhood cancer survivors,
parents and siblings, as well as other
volunteers will be featured on the catwalk
with the latest spring fashions from GAP
stores of Southwest Florida.
For reservations call 432-2223.
Candlelighters is a local non-profit
charity that has served Southwest
Florida children with cancer and blood
disorders since 1983. For more infor-
mation visit the Web site at www.
Entrance to Shell Point
Galloway And Friends' Benefit Sold Out
Sam Galloway Jr. And Friends 7th annual Soup Kitchen Benefit has sold out.
This year's event will be held on Tuesday, March 2 at the Sam Galloway Ford
dealership 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, 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; barbeque 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 bar-b-que
and swamp cabbage from Wesley and Deanna Hansen; gourmet meatloaf and mashed
potatoes from J.G. 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
The goal is to raise money or 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 Galloway. "They literally don't know where their next meal will come from."
Last year's event also 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.
For more information call CCMI at 332-7687 ext. 107.0
Concert To Benefit Jen's Kids Fund
Saul Todd, along with several other renowned musical talents, will perform
together for one night only to raise funds for Jen's Kids at The Children's
Hospital of Southwest Florida and Harry Chapin Food Bank.
This once in a lifetime performance, to be held Palm Sunday, includes an amazing
evening of pop, classical, jazz, broadway, opera, gospel something for everyone.
Paul Todd Known primarily as a Christian artist, Todd is a two-time Telly winner,
critically acclaimed prolific writer, entertainer, composer, arranger and singer.
Pastor Dan Betzer As a soloist, Betzer has producer 17 albums. He is also a
pastor, writer, television and radio host, and district and national executive with the
Assemblies of God.
Amy VanWyk Performing since the age of five, VanWyk has appeared in profes-
sional theater in New York City, The West End in London, as the lead singer for Las
Vegas style shows and had her own cabaret act for Carnival Cruise Lines.
Steffanie Pearce Pearce is the founding director of Opera Naples. She has per-
formed her signature role of Violetta for more than 200 audiences around the world.
Paul Todd, Jr. At the young age of 17, "PJ" delights audiences with his rich voice
and warm personality while performing with his father.
Naples Jazz Orchestra A classic big band, performing the music of the greatest
composers, arrangers and bands in jazz history. Naples Jazz Orchestra is comprised of
some of the area's finest musicians.
The concert will be held Sunday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall. For tickets call 481-4849.M
10 THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010
ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION
Crestwell School, 1901 Park Meadows
Drive, between US 41 and Summerlin
Road, Y mile north of College.
Minister: The Rev. Dr. Wayne Robinson
Minister's cell phone: 218-3918.
Mailing address: PO. Box 07477,
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.
We believe in the benefits of diversity in
gender, age, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, race and religion.
Web site: allfaiths-uc.org.
Minister's email: email@example.com
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Bible Study
BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC
15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hungerman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.
Saturday Service, 11 a.m.
Shabbat School Saturday Morning
Adult Hebrew Classes
Please call for information on full program.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES
CHURCH OF GOD:
16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166
(Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall)
Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063
Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE CROSS:
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter;
A nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
CHRIST THE KING
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Rev. N. Everett Keith III;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and
11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
"Voice of Faith," WCRN 13.50 AM Radio,
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.
FridayYouth Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children's Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 9:00 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/2 mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the
way to Sanibel.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST:
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W First Street, River District
www.spirituality.com and www.christian-
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Pastor: Rev. Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
Adult Forum: 9 a.m.
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers,
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic lan-
guages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30
Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing
Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One;
9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing
and Church School
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in
Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH:
2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERANIEPISCOPAL
Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers,
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-
Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.
Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
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istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
Tom Richards, Pastor
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Special Monday Community Group service
at 7 p.m. for those who can not attend
NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
Traditional Worship at 8:00 and 9:30 am,
Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
Sunday School at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit: www.newhope-
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH:
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor,
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
3/4 mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers
Daily early learning center/day care
Sunday Services, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods for relaxing the body and focusing
the mind on virtuous objects to bring
increasing peace and happiness into
daily activity. For information, class times
and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH:
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS)
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE:
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE):
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: I. Victor Geigner.
Weekly services: Monday and Thursday, 9
a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Religious school Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Family Midrash services on the first and
third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
THE NEW CHURCH
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
CHURCH FORT MYERS:
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS:
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
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music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. Luder Whitlock
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
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
Wide variety of wedding pro-
fessionals will take part in the
Wedding Expo at Cape Coral
Yacht Club on Sunday, March 7 from 1
to 4 p.m. Wedding raffle items will be
given away throughout the day.
Call 574-0806 for more information
or on how to become a vendor at the
show. Admission is $2.:
I-JJ ^l IJ II I1 '%JI I
fourth concert presentation of its
Hibiscus Series is on Monday,
March 8, when tenor Robert Beane
will be heard in full concert. The show
begins at 7 p.m. in the church sanctu-
Beane has been featured as a tenor
soloist throughout the world, performing
a variety of repertoire from classical ora-
torio to Broadway. He has appeared with
the SWFL Symphony, the Lynchburg
Symphony and Jefferson Choral Society,
the Metropolitan Chorale, Naples
Orchestra and Chorus, the Voices of
Naples, the Vidin (Bulgaria) Philharmonic,
the Varna (Bulgaria) Philharmonic and
Morski Zvutsi (Bulgaria). His European
performances include solo appear-
ances of Elijah, Verdi's Requiem, Bach's
Cantata 150, Mozart's Requiem, as
well as performances with bass baritone
Douglas Renfroe in Bulgaria, Scotland
Locally, Beane has been heard as
soloist with the Fort Myers Symphonic
Mastersingers on numerous concerts,
including Handel's Messiah this season.
He also sang the same piece for the
Voices of Naples with members of the
Naples Philharmonic. Future concerts
will include performances in Naples, as
well as a joint concert with bass baritone
Douglas Renfroe in April.
A unique feature of this concert will
be the addition of his daughter, mezzo
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soprano Katherine Beane, from Iowa.
She has performed in numerous ora-
torios and major choral compositions
including Beethoven's Mass in C. She
holds a Bachelor of Arts in music degree
from Luther College, having studied
with Edwin Andereck, David Katz and
Accompanying the duo is Shirley Roe,
artist-in-residence at St. Peter Lutheran
Church on Fort Myers Beach. Her
degrees are from Oberlin College and she
was a soloist and a member of the tour-
ing piano duo Nelson and Roe".
Beach United Methodist Church is
located at 155 Bay Road (behind the
library). There will be a free will offering
and a reception will follow the concert.
For more information, call Dr. Douglas
Renfroe, director of music and fine arts at
At UU Church
he Unitarian Universalist Church
of Fort Myers will present
Robert Macomber at its Wholly
Wednesday potluck dinner event on
March 3. Macomber is an internation-
ally recognized award-winning novelist,
lecturer and TV commentator.
He will speak on Getting into
Character, sharing his experiences roam-
ing the world to research and write
including a look at some of the interesting
peoples and cultures he's encountered.
THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010 11
The Darkest Shade Of Honor,
Macomber's latest thriller, is set in
1886 New York City, Havana, Key
West, Tampa, Sarasota, and the islands
of Southwest Florida. It tells the story
of Cuban revolutionaries operating in
Florida, Spanish agents trying to stop
them, and the U.S. government's
attempts to discover them, all of which
leads to the most catastrophic event in
Key West history, when over half the city
The public is invited to bring a potluck
item and join in this event. The church
is at 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers.
Log onto www.uucfm.org for directions.
Refreshments will be served at 5:45, pot-
luck dinner at 6 and speaker at 7 p.m.4
he Jewish Federation of Lee
& Charlotte Counties invites
the community to a special
housewarming and dedication of its
new community building on Sunday,
February 28. Doors open at 5 p.m.
and the program begins at 5:30 p.m.
Hors d'oeuvres and Israeli wines will be
The building is located at 9701
Commerce Center Court (just off
Summerlin and Bass Roads) in Fort
For more information, contact the fed-
eration at 481-4449.K
12 THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010
Black Drum Are Everywhere
by Capt. Matt Mitchell
cannot wait for spring to arrive and at least give us some
halfway decent conditions out there. Braving the cold and
the wind last week, we caught some fish but it was not on
fire by any means.
Black drum were the highlight of the week with fish up to 28
inches and 12 pounds taken. We did catch sheepshead, rat reds,
trout, ladyfish and a few pompano too but finding a good bite
On the bright side, once you did find fish feeding it was win-
tertime mixed bag action with four or five species caught out of
Downsizing the bait to small pieces of shrimp is what it took
to get the action going. Using these tiny little baits caught the largest fish of the week.
Double-hooking the shrimp chunk on a lead 1/4 oz. jig head then working it slow,
bouncing and dragging the bottom in deeper channels, really did the trick catching all
species of fish. With the water so stirred up from the wind, fish are feeding more by
scent then sight. Also with colder than usual water temperatures the slow moving fish
find it easier to eat just a little snack-size chunk than chasing down a whole, live, frisky
I have caught more black drum this winter than I can ever remember. They seem
to be everywhere that I target redfish and sheepshead. Though in the same family as
the popular redfish, they only seem to be caught during the winter months. Younger,
smaller black drum are often mistaken for sheepshead as they have black and white
vertical stripes. These stripes fade as the fish get larger.
Upon closer inspection, black drum have a totally different mouth than a sheep-
shead with no teeth and a crusher in their throat just like a redfish. When lifted out of
the water they often make a drumming noise. They are fun to catch but do not make
Send Us Your Fish Tales
The River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches.
Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of
catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification.
Drop them at the River Weekly, 16450 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 2, Fort
Myers, Flordia 33908, or email to RiverWeeklyNews@aol.com.
the long runs of
their relative the
redfish. They do
make good table
fare though and
taste just like a
tions on black --
drum are five per
size 14 inches,
with only one
over the 24-inch
has been pretty
good in sheltered
sand holes and
canals. Most of
the trout have Anglers this week with black drum.
been right around
the 15-inch minimum but there have been a few bigger ones in the mix. Our big trout
for the week measured 23 inches and was caught on a soft plastic shrimp jig. Some
of the bigger sand holes on the east side of Macever Keys and Regla Island have been
loaded with trout and ladyfish. Drifting through these sandholes while bouncing jigs on
the bottom has made for some of the best action in town. There have also been lots
of the smaller silver/sugar trout in the mix too.
Redfishing was tough last week with most of the reds on the smaller side of the
slot. Deeper mangrove shorelines on the low tides held a few but redfishing for me has
just not been good. Places I have caught tons of the rat reds this month in previous
years have producing few. Areas around Blind Pass and Wulfert Keys have held some,
with only an occasional keeper.
Luckily these same redfish spots have been loaded with sheepshead and the unex-
pected black drum.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He lives in St. James City and has worked as a back country
fishing guide for more than 10 years. If you have comments or questions email
Be Held Saturday
T om Cronin, Sr. has been involved
in a lot of different events over
his career as a businessman in
Southwest Florida. Now he can boast he
has a fishing tournament named after
What kind of fish goes well with the
name "Tom"? Trout, of course.
Tommy's Invitation Trout Tournament
will be held on Saturday, February 27.
Participants will begin at sunup in search
of the prized catch. The combined length
of two trout, or best pair, will win the
tournament. The weigh-in will begin at
3:30 p.m. with the last weigh-in at 3:45
Entry fees are $50 per adult. Children
under 16 can participate for free. Boats
may carry more than one team. Teams
may consist of up to four paid entrants
16 years or older. Proceeds will benefit
the Shell Factory and Nature Park's
Environmental Education Foundation to
benefit local schoolchildren.
According to the tournament's orga-
nizers and sponsors Dan and Shelley
Baggot of SW Florida Distributing,
Publishing and Mailing, first prize includes
$400 and bragging rights. Prizes will also
be handed out for second prize ($250)
and third prize (hotel stay) as well as
additional prizes for Best Sportsman" and
Speckled sea trout
"We will give out awards to at least
10th place," Dan Baggot said. "But no
guides. If you can't catch two trout by
yourself, this may not be your sport."
Baggot said Florida's vast grass flats
and passes make hooking into trout rela-
tively easy all year long. Recent reports
have trout biting in the bays.
Florida saltwater fishing regulations
require legally caught trout to be not less
than 15 inches and not more than 20
The Dolphin Room at The Shell
Factory & Nature Park in North Fort
Myers will host the awards ceremony at 6
p.m. the day of the event. Heavy hors d'
oeuvres, wine and beer is included.
Those not wanting to fish can still
enjoy the after party at the Shell Factory's
Dolphin Room for $20 per person.
The Nature Park Environmental
Education Foundation is a non-profit
organization which funds transportation
for school field trips to the Nature Park.
The Cronins volunteer their time and staff
hours to administer the foundation ensur-
ing all monies go to help support the
organization's mission of providing an fun
educational experience for local children.
For more information, contact Baggot
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CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
O n October 25, 2009 members of the Santana family
were at their home in Alva when their young Labrador
retriever came bounding into the yard with a baby
gopher tortoise in his mouth. They were able to rescue the
little 500-gram creature and contact CROW.
The tortoise became Patient #3660.
"The tortoise was about the size of my hand that is, the
Size of a sandwich," said CROW Vet Dr. Amber McNamara.
"There were punctures in his carapace, and the cranial end of his
Splastron was fractured in four places. There were pieces of shell
missing around his left shoulder."
Staff gave him pain medication and antibiotics and began to clean away the grass,
dirt and other debris. However, they had to be careful of the puncture wounds, which
may have penetrated as deep as his lungs. "These can be life-threatening injuries," said
The tiny tortoise spent the night in an incubator in ICU. Staff covered his wounds
"He was quiet the first 24 hours, but after that he became quite active," said Dr.
Amber. "He did not want to sit still for his dressing changes."
Staff soaked the turtle in a tub every other day, and kept him in a warm environ-
ment while managing his wounds and fractures.
On November 11 he made the trip with the other animals to the new hospital; he
is now one of a small number of patients who made the crossing from the old hospital,
and is a little bit of walking history.
The tortoise spent seven to eight weeks in bandages.
"We often took him out to the lettuce garden (a 6-foot x 3-foot structure), which he
really enjoyed it served as his own private suite," said Dr. Amber. "Many of the tor-
toises like to sleep off their injuries and stay hunkered down inside the clinic, but this
one liked to wander around. He has been a mover and a shaker from Day 2."
The intrepid little tortoise is nearing release now. He still sleeps in the reptile room
in the hospital, but he will soon spend evenings in an outdoor cage to get acclimated
to evening temperatures.
"He had a lot of
trauma for a little
guy, but he's doing
great and we're
hopeful for a spring
release," said Dr.
CROW (Clinic for
of Wildlife, Inc.) is
a non-profit wildlife
veterinary care for
native and migra-
tory wildlife from
the Gulf Coast of
Florida. The hospi-
tal 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
The little gopher tortoise is on the road to recovery
Brunch At Cape Yacht Club
he Cape Coral Yacht Club is offering brunch and entertainment on March 3
for just $5 per person. There will be scrambled eggs, biscuits with sausage
gravy, fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee. In addition, entertainment will be
provided by Lita, a vocalist performing a variety of current and classical songs.
Admission is $5 and pre-registration is required. All major credit cards are accepted.
Call 574-0807. The yacht club is at 5817 Driftwood Parkway.4
A class is designed for the angler
with limited saltwater experience
and is looking to learn how to
improve success will take place Cape
Coral Yacht Club on February 27 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.
This class is also designed as a con-
tinuation of the beginner's class. Topics
include location and identifying potential
fishing spots, chumming techniques,
working with tides, knot tying, bait rig-
ging and presentation.
The class is presented by Capt. Gary
Bonacci and is for everyone over the age
of 16. The cost to attend is $35 for resi-
dents or $52 for non-residents of the city
of Cape Coral.
Pre-registration is required, call Cape
Coral Yacht Club at 574-0806 to register.
The yacht club is located at Yacht
Club Community Park, 5819 Driftwood
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14 THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010
Army Corps Begins Pulse
Release From Lake To Estuary
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, began a water pulse
release from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary at 7 a.m.
Saturday, February 13.
This pulse release is needed because the last release (flows ended February 4) did
not fully achieve the desired benefits to the estuary. That release did bring salinity lev-
els in the upper Caloosahatchee Estuary closer to the desired target, but levels are still
slightly above the target. The corps anticipates this release will benefit the ecology of
the upper Caloosahatchee Estuary by maintaining variability in desired salinity levels in
The 14-day release has a target average flow over the period of 650 cubic feet
per second (cfs) measured at the S-79 (WP Franklin Lock and Dam). This release
schedule does not include releases to the St. Lucie Estuary through the S-80 structure.
"A 14-day release is unique. We've designed the release to have two peaks of flow
as opposed to the single peak we include in a seven or 10-day release," said Col. Al
Pantano, Jacksonville District commander. "One of our concerns has been the 'down-
time' between typical releases. Those periods of no-flow appear to undermine the
gains we make during a release."
The release will simulate the effect of two back-to-back short duration rainfall
events. "We will take a close look at conditions and the effect of the first simulated
rainfall event," said Pantano. "We expect to see some improvement in salinity condi-
tions in the Caloosahatchee River's upper estuary. We'll evaluate the success of the
first flow and then determine the second flow curve depending on the conditions we
see. It's possible we could determine at that point that additional flows are not need-
Inflows to the lake and the lake water level have both continued to rise for the past
several weeks. The near-term weather forecast predicts rain for several areas in the
basin. Water managers are predicting that the lake level may enter the Low Sub-band
in a matter of days.
"We will continue to monitor conditions closely, and we may modify our plan
along the way to maintain a balance of benefits and adversity among all the interests,"
Pantano said. "If we see significant rainfall and basin inflow upstream of S-79, we
would rely on the natural rainfall event to provide the freshwater needed to lower salin-
ity, not lake water. However, if we have significant inflows to the lake, and the lake
level rises, we may have to increase flows to the estuaries. As always, we will coordi-
nate closely with the South Florida Water Management District, and other agencies
and interested parties."
On February 12, the lake stage (level) was 13.49 feet NGVD. The lake was within
the Operational Band of the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS).
Specifically, the lake level is in the Base Flow Sub-band. In accordance with the LORS,
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Lucie estuaries, respectively. In addition, the regulation schedule allows these releases
to be redistributed between the east and the west to minimize impacts and/or to
provide additional benefits. Water managers will shift the 200 cfs allowance for the
eastern outlet to the western outlet to achieve the environmental benefit 450 cfs is not
likely to produce.
After the pulse release is complete, the corps will reassess the conditions and coor-
dinate closely with the South Florida Water Management District and other affected
agencies, local governments and stakeholders regarding future actions.
A pulse-type release more closely resembles the naturally-occurring pattern of run-
off into the estuary caused by rain, which normally leads to an increase in flow as rain
continues to fall, followed by a gradual decrease as runoff comes to an end. Water
managers expect these releases to help maintain salinity ranges that are conducive to
the sustainability of estuarine organisms in the upper estuary. These releases also ben-
efit the overall ecology of the area by promoting the mixing of salinity levels and nutri-
ent concentrations from one water level to another.
For more information on water level data and flows for Lake Okeechobee and
the Central and Southern Florida Project, visit the corps' water management page at
index.htm. Questions may be directed to Nanciann Regalado, 904-334-8954.0
Matanzas Pass Preserve
When was the last time you
walked through a maritime ham-
mock or a mangrove forest with the
bay lapping at your feet? Learn about
the diverse plant communities including
the maritime oak hammock, transitional
wetlands and mangrove forest during the
weekly Thursday walks in Matanzas Pass
Walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and last
approximately 11/2 hours. This is a free
walk with limited free parking.
Exploring Ethnobotany is new
this season. Learn how indigenous
plants can be used for such things as
food, shelter, medicine and clothing
and the historical importance of some
of Florida's plants to humans. Walkers
meet the last Wednesday of every month
November through March. The next walk
is scheduled for February 24. Meet at
the entrance to Matanzas Pass Preserve.
These walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and last
approximately 11/2 hours. This is a free
walk and there is no fee for parking.
Matanzas Pass preserve is located at 199
Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach.
Barrier Islands Guided Walk at
Do gopher tortoises like to swim,
why are plants important to the beach
and what is a barrier island? Learn the
answers to these questions and more
while exploring the beach front tropical
communities and all their inhabitants!
Walkers meet every Tuesday, November
through March, at Bowditch Point
Preserve. Walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and
last approximately 1 /2 hours. This walk
is free but a fee for parking is required.
Bowditch Point Park is at 50 Estero
Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach.
Bunche Beach Preserve
Low Tide Loafing at Sunset is new this
season. Join a volunteer naturalist and
leisurely explore the mud flats to see what
mysteries the low tide uncovers while
viewing a beautiful Florida sunset. Wear
shoes that can get wet, don't forget your
camera, water and bug spray. Days and
times will vary depending on the tides.
The next walk is scheduled for January
29 at 4:30 p.m. and should last about an
hour. Bunche Beach is at 18201 John
Morris Road, Fort Myers.
For more information on any of these
walks, visit www.leeparks.org.or call 463-
Group guided tours for any of the
shoreline walks are available upon request
by calling 229-7356.M
Tea By The Sea
On March 20, Ostego Bay
Foundation will host and elegant
and fun Tea By The Sea from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event fea-
tures great food, a fashion show and
a Chinese auction and will be held at
700 Fisherman's Wharf, San Carlos
Island right next door to Bonita Bill's
Pproceeds will benefit the Ostego
Bay Foundation Marine Science Center.
Tickets are $20 for one or $70 for a
table of four and can be purchased in
advance by calling 765-8101.0
Fishing Fleet Tour
stego Bay Foundation Marine
Science Center is offering com-
mercial fishing fleet tours on San
The three-hour tour, which is held
held every Wednesday morning, includes
a one-and-one-half-hour tour of the
Marine Science Center and a one-and-
one-half-hour guided tour of the $100
million commercial fishing industry,
which includes Erickson & Jensen Supply
House, Trico Shrimp Company and
See how the boats are unloaded, the
trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are
hand-sewn, the seafood is processed and
other important aspects of this unique
industry. The cost is a donation of $15
per adult, $10 per child and free for chil-
dren under the age of five.
Reservations are required by calling
Our email address is
THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010 15
Farm Day Teaches Locals
Ways To Grow Their Own Food
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ECHO (Educational Concerns for
Hunger Organization) hosts its
annual Farm Day on March 13
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Visitors will take
tours, workshops, demonstrations, food
and fun as they learn how subsistence
farmers live around the world.
Discount admission tickets to this
19th annual event are on sale now at the
ECHO bookstore and gift shop at 17391
Durrance Road, North Fort Myers. Tickets
are $3 per person, free for ages 12 and
under. Tickets will also be sold the day of
the event for $5 per person.
Spend the day at a 50-acre Global
Farm and tour a tropical rainforest dem-
onstration, the 300+ variety seed bank,
participate in the Global Hunger Forum,
take an educational tour of the
bamboo courtyard where over
35 varieties are displayed, and
learn about alternative ener-
gies as they are demonstrated
in the appropriate technology
Stan Doerr, ECHO presi-
dent/CEO states, "One of the
workshops, Food Plants in the
Landscape, will demonstrate
how you can easily substitute
nutritious plants into your
porch or backyard. Whether
you have a large yard or a
small patio, growing your own
food is easy, affordable and
almost necessary, especially in
For more information, con-
tact ECHO at 543-3246.
ECHO provides sustain-
able options to world hunger
through agricultural training,
innovative options and net-
working with community lead-
ers and missionaries in 180
developing countries. ECHO
seeks to find agricultural solu-
tions for families growing food
under difficult conditions.M
ECHO has the widest Variety of fruit trees
and food plants in Southwest Florida
Bonsai Masters To Present
Workshops At Open House
our bonsai masters will present free bonsai demonstrations during the fourth
annual Wigert's Bonsai Nursery open house on Saturday and Sunday, February
27 to 28, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wigert's Nursery is located at 2930
South Road, North Fort Myers. There is no admission charge and there will be daily
Participants will be able to browse Southwest Florida's only bonsai nursery. Bonsai
is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots; it has its origin in China and Japan.
Hands-on workshops will be offered by Bonsai Masters Pedro Morales and Irene
Vasquez, Puerto Rico; Adam Lavigne, Orlando; and Erik Wigert, North Fort Myers.
The workshops, their times, and registration fees are as follows:
Saturday, February 27
SBougainvillea, 10 a.m., $125
Buttonwood, 1 p.m., $100
Ilex shillings, 3 p.m., $50
Sunday, February 28
Penjing, 10 a.m., $125
Brazilian Rain Tree, 1 p.m., $150
Styling Competition, 4 p.m., $25
For more information and registration contact Erik Wigert at 543-2234 or go to
The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida meets monthly. Information about the
society may be obtained by contacting Becky Bodnar at 463-4102 or email beckybod-
Seeking Shoreline Yard Sale At The
Volunteers Sanibel School
Do you have a couple hours a
week that you could volunteer as
a park beautification specialist,
tour guide or park ambassador at one
of Lee County's many beach parks?
Opportunities are available with Lee
County Parks and Recreation at Bonita
Beach, Dog Beach Bowditch, Lynn Hall
Park, Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, Bunche
Beach and the Causeway Islands Park.
Interpretive guide training is available,
hours are flexible and little to no experi-
ence is necessary. For more information
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 463-
he Sanibel School middle school-
ers are having a yard sale to raise
money for upcoming field trips.
The sale is this Saturday, February 27
from 8 a.m. to noon in the school pavil
ion. The event is open to the public.
The Sanibel School is located at 3830
Our E-Mail address is
he San Carlos Bay Sail & Power
Squadron, a unit of the United
States Power Squadrons, will
be offering a digital charting class on
Saturday, March 6, from 1:15 to 4
p.m. This class will introduce you to the
newest electronic tools for navigation
including Maptech software and NOAA
There will be hands-on exercises (both
paper and digital). Attendees must know
how to read a chart. With a lot less effort,
you can enter waypoints, plan routes,
compute distances, and print your entire
trip. You will also learn to move routes
created on your computer to your GPS
and to your Garmin GPS/Chartplotter.
Students will use chart 11427 and
must bring it to class. Those a notebook/
laptop, bring it to class and the instructor
will load the Maptech software on your
machine. The cost of the class is $40
per person and includes handouts, and
The popular Local Waters/Local
Charts class is on Saturday, March 6,
from 8:15 a.m. to noon. The class is
directed towards new boaters and boaters
new to the area, as well as those wish-
ing to learn chart reading. It will provide
some of the basics of navigation, oriented
to the Fort Myers area.
Students will use chart 11427 and
must bring it to class.
The cost of the class is $40 per per-
Optional on-the-water training is
offered at a later date. Check with the
class instructor for details..
The classes are taught at the San
Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron
Classroom at 16048 San Carlos
Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road
(across from Ace Hardware).Register
online at www.scbps.com or call 466-
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16 THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010
At Broadway Palm
by Di Saggau
T e King and
in my opin-
ion, is a must-
see production, no
matter how many
times you've seen it
before. It's playing
at the Broadway
Theatre with a ter-
rific cast, exquisite
sets and superb,
written by Rogers
The show .
premiered on e 'o '- -
Broadway in 1951
and won five Tony The King and Anna
Awards. This pro-
duction deserves one too. The show is based on the book Anna and the King of
Siam by Margaret Landon, which itself was based on the memoirs of the real Anna
Leonowens, the Englishwoman who taught the royal children in the palace.
Galloway Stevens is terrific in the role of the King of Siam. He combines authority
and a touching vulnerability. He is appropriately staunch and commanding but also
shows the king's soft side. His A Puzzlement number is excellent.
Amanda Morgan is spunky and vivacious in the role of Anna. Her singing voice is
lovely, and suited to her character. I Whistle A Happy Tune and Getting to Know
You are just two of the songs she delivers so well.
Stevens and Morgan bring splendid star quality to their roles. The interaction
between the two is quite engaging, especially during the scene where the king insists
her head not be higher than his. Shall We Dance is another favorite where Anna
teaches the kKing to dance. It is delightful watching the connection grow between the
two in conflicting cultures of east and west.
Supporting players deliver wonderful performances, with Yoon Jeong Seong in
great voice as Tuptim, and Ya Han Chang as Lady Thiang. Jose Sampedro as Lun
Tha, sings beautifully and powerfully with Seong in their duet of I Have Dreamed. The
ensemble performers and the corps of adorable children are excellent.
From page 1 expanded the exposure of his work in
newspapers, magazines and television.
Kaminsky's other careers have included
extensive work in the public health and
education fields. He spends time in both
Michigan and Florida. Kaminsky's pho-
tography is eclectic with subjects including
vintage autos, fine art, still life, sports,
celebrities, landscapes and abstracts.
Jones is back by popular demand with
all new paintings. Jones is an entirely
self-taught primitive artist from the Florida
Everglades. Memories of his uneducated
Louisiana daddy's first sketches and
Jones' eclectic careers as a roots musi-
cian, wild animal wrangler and swamp
ranger, makes his art reflect a life of
passion, music and soul. Jones tries to
portray his holistic image of the "blues
experience" as he alone envisions it.
The exaggerated hands in his paintings
come about as his beloved granddaddy
always taught him to look very carefully
at a man's hands, their appearance, tex-
ture, and how they grasp your own in
a handshake. The hands of the veteran
Led Zeppelin photo by Ken Kaminski American blues and roots musicians were
born of pickin' cotton, slappin' mules,
Kaminsky was born and raised in bendin' guitar strings, fighting and squeez-
New York City, obtaining degrees from ing women. They are the hands of sin-
City College of New York and New York gular soul and character. Jones expresses
University. A move to Detroit, Michigan this with a multitude of images that have
in the early 1970s launched his photog- longtime lived deep within the fabric of
raphy career. His first published works his soul.
appeared in local media outlets; addi- Arts for ACT Gallery is at 2265 First
tional affiliations with stock photo agen- Street. For more information call 337-
cies, both nationally and internationally, 5050.0
Anna and the King's court
The Small House of Uncle Thomas, is a standout presentation with superb chore-
ography by Amy Marie McCleary. The lush costumes are another highlight of this pro-
duction, gorgeous and resplendent in color and fabric. By now you can tell that I really
liked this show. It was so professional and enjoyable, et cetera, et cetera and so forth.
The King and I plays through April 10 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. You
can reserve tickets by calling 278-4422 by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com, or stop
by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.4
American Chamber Players To Perform
The American Chamber Players
he American Chamber Players
will perform at the Sanibel Music
Festival 8 p.m. Saturday, March
6, at the Sanibel Congregational
Violist, author and popular NPR
music commentator Miles Hoffman is
the American Chamber Players' founder.
Among today's most versatile and innova-
tive chamber music ensembles, the ACP
was formed in 1985 from a core group
of artists of the Library of Congress
Summer Chamber Festival. Hoffman's
ensemble of piano, string trio, flute and
clarinet is known for creating programs
with a unique mix of instrumental combi-
nations, ranging from duos to works for
the full group. Its repertoire ranges from
familiar masterpieces to neglected gems
to newly commissioned American works.
The players have toured throughout
North America, engaged and re-engaged
by prestigious concert series from Florida
to British Columbia. They have trav-
eled to Paris for a series of special gala
concerts at the Paris Opera and the
Bibliotheque Nationale. They have also
been heard countless times on National
Public Radio's Performance Today and
on local radio stations throughout the
Guest violinist Janet Sung will join the
ensemble for this concert.
Tickets at $30 each are available at
Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle
Way, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank,
2477 Library Way and Sanibel Captiva
Community Bank, 1037 Periwinkle Way
on Sanibel Island. Tickets may also be
purchased by calling 336-7999, or by
logging on to www.sanibelmusicfestival.
Sanibel Community Church is at 2050
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
On Friday, March 5, ACP will conduct
one of its festival-sponsored outreach
programs at the Sanibel School for 5th to
Sponsors are the Friends of Sanibel
THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010 17
Dr. Paul Cherukuri John Kanzius
IG ARTS will host Dr. Jennifer Languell ,
as she leads a Sustainable Living ..
Seminar Saturday, March 20 from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. Languell is a nationally recog-
nized leader in education in the development '
and construction industries about the benefits
of green building and sustainable develop-
ment. Tickets are $15; the workshop will
include case studies by local residents and eco-
friendly vendors. S is located at 900 Dunlop
The New Frontiers lecture series, supported
by Patron Series Sponsor FineMark National
Bank & Trust, welcomes four scientists who are Polar Ice
leaders in their field. All lectures begin at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are general admission: $25, and students $10.
Dr. Waleed Abdalati will speak Wednesday, March 24, about Polar Ice in a
Changing Climate. We have all read about the risk that global warming will cause the
polar ice cap to melt, with disastrous results. But what is really happening to earth's
ice cover, and what does it mean?
Dr. Abdalati, director of the Earth Science and Observation Center at the University
of Colorado and a global leader in earth science research, will answer this and many
other questions. Supporters are Gordon and Linda Coons and John and Donna
On Wednesday, March 31, Dr. Paul Cherukuri will lecture about nanotechnology,
and how it drives innovation in medicine. Cherukuri studies the control of matter at the
atomic or molecular level (nanotechnology); he will explain how it is changing the way
researchers think of medical treatment.
He is the lead research scientist on how nanotechnology using radio waves can be
used to treat cancer. He studied under the supervision of Nobel Laureate the late Dr.
A Comic Romp At The Playhouse
by Di Saggau
Gulfshore Playhouse Director
Kristen Coury is serving up an
appealing comedy with gentle
warmth, in Beau Jest. The script, by
James Sherman, satirizes the dynamics
of a Jewish family, all the while paying
tribute to the importance of kinship.
Sarah Goldman (Sarah Baskin) is dat-
ing a guy named Chris Cringle (Todd
Bruno), but he isn't Jewish, so she
hires Bob (Zolan Henderson), from The
Heaven Sent Escort Agency, to play the
part of her new boyfriend. She decides
to call her fictional boyfriend David
Steinberg, tells her parents that he's a
doctor and invites him to a family Seder.
Just prior to the arrival of her parents,
Sarah learns that Bob is also a gentile.
Mr. and Mrs. Goldman (Stephen
Berger and Lori Wilner) are absolutely
ecstatic over their daughter's choice for
potential matrimony. Brother Joel (Jay
Leibowitz) a therapist, remains suspicious
of their relationship.
I I Vi I J I
Dr. Jennifer Languell Dr. Waleed Abdalati
Science And Health
Henderson, is charming as the new
boyfriend. He shines in his role, and soon
has the Goldmans eating out of his goy-
When asked to deliver the blessing
of the wine, he quotes some lines from
Fiddler on The Roof and is an instant
hit with the family. At one point Mom
says, "You don't look Jewish." He replies,
"Everyone tells me that."
Wilner is adorable as a stereotypical
Jewish mother and Berger is perfectly
cast as the confounded patriarch. The
way they pepper one another with zingy
one-liners is lots of fun. The show is juicy
comic mayhem with a predictable but sat-
isfying ending. The cast is energetic and
in top form.
Beau Jest is a charming family come-
dy that leaves you feeling good for having
seen it. It plays through March 7 at The
Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in
Naples. For tickets call 1-866-811-4111.
Next up is Ibsen's A Doll's House, open-
ing March 26.0
Richard Smalley which gives him a unique
perspective on this leading-edge technology
for which the late John Kanzius, a Sanibel
winter resident, developed a radio wave
machine. Sponsors are Dick and Mary Butler.
In collaboration with Sanibel Sea School,
BIG ARTS will present Dr. Carl Safina,
award-winning author, scientist, and co-found-
er and president of the Blue Ocean Institute.
He will present In the Same Net: Biodiversity
and the Human Spirit on Tuesday, April 13.
He has been hailed by Audubon magazine
as one of the 100 notable conservationists of
the 20th century. Sponsors are John H. and
r Susan W. Freund.
Dr. Irving Weissman, one of the leading
adult stem cell research scientists in the world,
gives an update on the status of research
today and helps us understand why so many
photo by NASA Goddard scientists believe stem cells provide enormous
potential for life-saving therapies.
Dr. Weissman is the director of Stanford
University's Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, one of the
nation's top stem cell programs. Sponsors are Helen and Chuck Ketteman.
To purchase tickets call 395-0900.M
18 THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010
Is John Steinbeck
At BIG ARTS
by Di Saggau
S BIG ARTS audi-
L ences with his
:'" C historical portray-
S als of J. Robert
I Roosevelt and
He's back again on March 10 as author
I had an enjoyable conversation with
Jenkinson recently and he said a lot was
involved for him to portray Steinbeck.
"If I had thought about it, I might
not have taken on this role. It involved
reading all his books, and going into
Steinbeck country. I made a trip to
Salinas and Monterey, to his museum
and to his house. Part of understanding
the character is getting the feel of their
Jenkinson said Steinbeck's Grapes of
Wrath is one of the world's top novels.
"It's pretty hard to beat it. When doing
my research I saved it for last because I
had read it a couple of times. It was eas-
ily so much better than anything else he
wrote. It was the right story for the right
moment for the right people, the Great
Depression, the dust bowl, the California
dream. He found the magic pill, and that
makes the book really remarkable."
Jenkinson said Steinbeck believed that
there are only a handful of basic plots.
"He believed that most of the great
stories are told in the Bible, the King
Arthur stories and the Arabian Nights.
If you rework them for your world, that
is basically all a novelist can do. He was
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very influenced by the Bible and the
Arthurian tales. He was a very moralistic
man who wanted to write about these
basic human struggles. That's why he is
still so widely read."
Grapes of Wrath is one of the most
read books in America, read by genera-
tions of students and adults. Of Mice and
Men is another.
"Faulkner and Hemingway might say
he's overrated, but he's still very well read
so his place in American culture is a very
prominent one," Jenkinson said.
In spite of his interesting books,
Jenkinson says Steinbeck was not a very
interesting or nice man. "He married
three times, had a violent temper, was
very self-centered, and morose because
he didn't feel he was being taken seri-
ously. His life is not as interesting as his
books. I talk mostly about his books and
his outlook on America."
I asked Jenkinson what he wants the
audience to experience from his show.
"I want them to leave with an eagerness
to read. I want them to be aware of the
commonality of human experience that
we all share.
Everyone in the audience in some way
shares the same story: jealousy, sibling
rivalry, insecurity, anger at God, grief,
lust, ambitions, et cetera. Regardless of
what your income might be, everyone is
basically running the same software and
Steinbeck was on to that."
Jenkinson has been hailed as "A lead-
er in the revival of chautauqua, a forum
for public discussion about the ideas and
lives of key figures in American history."
His performances are always humor-
ous, educational, thought-provoking and
See him as John Steinbeck on
Wednesday, March 10, 8 p.m. in Schein
Hall at BIG ARTS. It's an On Stage
presentation. Tickets are $35, $15 for
students and are available by calling
395-0900, or stop by BIG ARTS, 900
Dunlop Road, Sanibel.M
Jan-Ru Wan Opening Reception
The Stream of Consciousness by Jan Ru Wan
Jan-Ru Wan, born in Taipei, Taiwan, first studied and worked as a fashion
designer, but soon wanted to express something deeper with her work, some-
thing she calls "the power of thread." That concept, for her, encompasses
symbolic and literal imageries of thread as a connector and mender of whatever has
An opening reception for her exhibit will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, February
26 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College, Fort Myers, The exhibit
willcontinue through April 10.
Brought up within the Taoist and Buddhist traditions, Wan's work melds influences
of both East and West, and often the words of the Heart Sutra, from Buddhist text, are
found printed on the fabrics in her artwork. Her aesthetic embraces both positive and
negative spaces, with ethereal volumes suspended on monofilament to create envelop-
ing structures, seemingly arising from the void.
Wan came to the United States in 1990 to attend The School of Art Institute of
Chicago. After receiving her BFA she went to The University of Wisconsin where she
received an MFA in 1996. Since then, Wan has participated in 19 solo exhibitions, 40
group exhibitions and she has been awarded three important artist residencies; both
national and international.
In 2008 Wan was the keynote speaker for Imagination as National Competiveness,
held in Seoul, Korea. That same year, she received a North Carolina Visual Art
Fellowship, and also was the keynote speaker at the 2008 World Creativity Summit,
Taipei, Taiwan. In 2010 alone Wan has solo exhibits scheduled in Canada, California
and Florida. Currently, she is an assistant professor at North Carolina State University
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays and holidays. For additional
information call the gallery at 489-9313 or visit www.bobRauschenberggallery.com.M
is from "Sleeping Beauty"
Raka Gyulai and Rostislav Dzabraev
Soloists with Dance Alive National Ballet Florida's Touring Company
Friday, February 26th, 2010
Studio Bochette 2265 Widman Way Fort Myers, FL 33901
Experience & Pointe Work for corps de ballet, and solo roles
Casting results given same evening as Audition.
Choreography begins next day 8:45 a.m. Saturday, February 27h & continues Sunday, 28h.
Weekly rehearsals to be decided by director & cast.
Performance date June 13th, 2010.
CALL: (239) 334-3274
Gulfcoast Dance Inc., non-profit organization, servingcommunity of Southwest Florida since 1976
Art Show Soon
Summer camp performance
Florida Rep And
F orida Repertory Theatre has
announced a new Spring Break
Intensive Performing Arts Camp
in partnership with the Alliance for the
This camp will take place April 5 to 9
at the Alliance for the Arts. Enrollment
is now open for students ages five to 17
and has something for every young per-
former. Drop-off will begin at 8:30 a.m.
and additional after-care is available until
This one week intensive camp will
contain classes in music, dance, drama
and some exciting one-of-a-kind work-
shops. In addition to the core classes of
scene work and musical numbers, this
camp will feature specialty workshops in
areas such as improvisation, special effect
make-up and stage combat.
The classes will be divided into groups,
and assigned by age and skill level.
Students will work in groups throughout
the week on their performances and the
whole camp will culminate in a final pub-
lic showcase on Friday April 9 at 5 p.m.
in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for
The camp will be led by Rachael
Endrizzi, an arts educator, Camp Florida
Rep director and actress. She will be
assisted by Keara Trummel of Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre, who has been seen
in numerous productions, works with the
Triple Threat Theatre Summer Camp at
the Alliance for the Arts and is a private
voice and acting coach. In addition to
these instructors, the camp will also fea-
ture guest artists such as Florida Rep's
intern company and performers from
Broadway Palm and Florida Repertory
Enrollment is $150 per student. Enroll
online at www.floridarep.org under the
Education Section, or by calling Endrizzi
at 332-4665 ext. 20.A
Beach Conditions Report
Go to: IslandSunNews.com
For up-to-date information
on local beaches
Bonita Art League Affairs Of The Arts
ach year the Art League of Bonita Springs presents Affairs of the Arts. These
social events are hosted at various venues throughout Southwest Florida and
all benefit the Art League.
There will be a total of 18 events including:
Tropical Splendor, Saturday, February 27, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost is $150 per
person, patrons $200 per person, advance purchase required.
This black tie optional evening includes a Caribbean dinner, live auction and a night
of dancing. to the music of the Southwest Florida Big Band. Proceeds support the vari-
ety of community programs offered by the Art League of Bonita Springs.
Another event will be Art in Cinema 3 on Wednesday, March 3, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. The evening begins with a buffet dinner followed by a viewing of the film Girl
with a Pearl Earring. The film is a fictionalized account of how Dutch master painter
Johannes Vermeer may have come to paint his most famous painting. The 2003 film
stars Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson and Judy Parfitt. The movie will
be followed by coffee and discussion of the film.
Cost is $40 per person or $100 per person for the three-part series
For more information or for tickets, call 495-8989 or log onto www.artcenterbo-
n Sunday, March 7, Herons
Glen Artist Group will hold its
12th annual judged art show,
Art in the Park. It will be open to the
public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are
THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010 19
Fort Myers artist Judie Stevens will be
judging a show of over forty artists whose
work includes watercolor, acrylic, pen and
ink, mixed media, and oils. Many of the
artists are winners from numerous shows
in the area including the recent Pine
Island art show.
This year the best of show award will
honor the memory of longtime member
Jean Purins, whose talent will be missed.
Visit the group's Web site at www.
heronsglenartistgroup.org for a preview
of some of the work.
Herons Glen is located five 5 miles
north of the Shell Factory on Tamiami
Trail in North Fort Myers.0
Auditions for the Prologue and
Fairy Variations from Sleeping
Beauty with Raka Gyulai and
Rostislav Dzabraev will be held on
Friday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. at
Studio Bochette in Fort Myers. The cost
is $35 per person.
Casting results will be given same eve-
ning as audition. Choreography begins
next day 8:45 a.m. Saturday, February
27 and continues on Sunday, February
Weekly rehearsals will be decided by
the director and cast.
Studio Bochette is at 2265 Widman
Way, Fort Myers. Performance date is
June 13. Call 334-3274 for more infor-
The Southwest Floridd Symphony.
8pm McGregor Baptist Church
For tickets contact the
Symphony' Bbx Office at
239.418.1500"or visit z
20 THERIVER FEBRUARY26, 2010
A Rat Pack Tribute
At The Schoolhouse
Victor Legarreta as Frank Sinatra, Solomon Kee as Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dom Crincoli as
Dean Martin photos by Nick Adams Photography
by Di Saggau
Avery happy audience took part in the opening night performance of Fly Me
To The Moon: A Tribute to the Rat Pack at The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater. Remember the old Las Vegas shows? For 44 years the Sands domi-
nated the strip in entertainment and good times. It closed June 30, 1996. You can
revisit that fun at The Schoolhouse, as five talented performers salute the talents of
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland,
Anita Baker and Liza Minelli.
Boston Trio To Perform
At Sanibel Music Festival
Solomon Kee as Sammy Davis, Jr. Elizabeth Urbanczyk as Judy Garland
Victor Legarreta plays Sinatra. When he comes on stage he says, "I know what
you're thinking, Frank was shorter." If you know Legarreta you'll appreciate his sense
of humor in that remark. He also sports a full head of hair. Looking good. Dom
Crincoli portrays Martin and he has the voice and mannerisms down pat. If you closed
your eyes you'd swear you were listening to the laid-back crooner. Solomon Kee plays
Davis, and he was amazing. At the risk of sounding corny, if we could bottle his win-
ning smile and share it with everyone, the world would be a much brighter place.
Elizabeth Casalini and Elizabeth Urbanczyk play the female roles. Both have strong
voices and really do justice to the nostalgic tunes.
It's not only the voices of the performers that make the show a winner, the banter
between them is clever and reminiscent of the Rat Pack's hey days. You just can't
beat the songs, more than 25 of them, including Luck Be a Lady, That's Amore,
Sam's Song, Witchcraft, Come On-A My House, The Man That Got Away, Mambo
Italiano, Mr Bojangles (you're gonna love this one), Volare, and the list goes on.
Fly Me To The Moon is a real crowd pleaser. It runs through March 20, at The
Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Showtime is 8
p.m. For tickets, call 472-6862.4
Founding pianist Heng-Jin Park, who made her solo debut with the Boston Pops
at the age of 15, was a prize winner at the Sydney International Piano Competition.
Cellist Allison Eldredge, who has soloed with many of the world's finest orchestras,
is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Romanian violinist Irina
Muresanu, the newest member of the group, is the recipient of top prizes at the
Montreal International Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition.
The program is sponsored by the LAT Foundation.
Tickets at $30 each are available at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2477 Library Way or Sanibel Captiva Community
Bank, 1037 Periwinkle Way. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 336-7999, or
by logging on to www.sanibelmusicfestival.org.
The Sanibel Music Festival is celebrating its 24th season.M
The Boston Trio
The Boston Trio will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival at 8 p.m. Tuesday,
March 9, at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way.
Since its formation in 1997, the trio has quickly become one of today's most
exciting chamber ensembles.
"Wherever this trio plays, drop everything and go hear them!" hailed the Boston
Globe on the occasion of the trio's Tanglewood debut. Acclaimed for a superb sense
of ensemble and wondrous balance, the trio has a devoted following in Boston and a
growing reputation throughout the United States and abroad.
a taste of Irish
culture at Cape
Irish Festival on
6, from 11 a.m.
to 10 p.m. and
Sunday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 7:30
p.m., when the festival opens with an
outdoor Roman Catholic Mass.
The family-friendly festival presents
two days of lively entertainment with
pipe and drum bands, step dancing, rous-
ing fiddlers and inspiring singers. Fresh
corned-beef and cabbage will be available.
Visitors can learn about tracing their
Irish roots and shop the Irish import
stores. There will be free arts and crafts
activities for children three to 10 as well
as affordable carnival rides.
Hank and Mary O'Neill, club officers,
said, "In March we're all Irish so this is a
festival for everyone. A time to kick back
and relax, enjoy the music and, maybe
even join in the dancing. Proceeds are
donated to local charities and our scholar-
There will be plenty of seating and
shade and free parking in the Bavarian
Gardens, home of the German American
Social Club, at 2101 West Pine Island
Road, west of Chiquita Boulevard. Adult
admission $5. Children under 12 free;
college students $3 with school ID.
For additional information log onto
Is Back In
B RAVO!Ballet will once
again take the Southwest
Florida stage. The
performance will begin at 3
p.m., Sunday, March 14 at
Cypress Lake Center for the
Arts. Principal Dancers from
the world-renowned New York
City Ballet, in their only local
appearance, will perform
excerpts from a wide range of
classical to contemporary bal-
lets from its repertoire.
Once again, Bank of the
Islands and Edison National
Bank are the presenting spon-
sors of this outstanding after-
noon of dance.
Tickets may be purchased
at the Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall box office,
at www.bbmannpah.com or by
calling 481-4849. Prices range
from $45 to $65 for general
seating. Patron tickets are $150 Stepher
and are available at office@gulf- Fort My
shoreballet.org. Patron benefits
include center orchestra seating,
reserved parking and a post-performance
party with the dancers.
Proceeds from the show will benefit
Gulfshore Ballet, the area's only non-
profit classical ballet school.#
SHanna a dancer with BRAVO!Ballet returns to
ers in March
THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010 21
New Music Class For Families
he Alliance for
the Arts is offer-
ing a free preview
of its new class Music
Together, designed to
bring families together
in a fun environment
while introducing chil-
dren to the basics of
The introductory class
will be held February 26,
from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
and March 20 from
10:30 11:15 a.m.
Music Together is an
nized class designed to
engage infants, toddlers Janet Planit DeMarco is the class instructor
and preschoolers in musi-
cal activities with parents and other children. Classes are based on the recognition that
all children are musical. Youth can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate
with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment sup-
ports such learning.
Specific activities include sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and move-
ment activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Instructor Janet
Planit DeMarco said, "By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts
about learning, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music."
A musician and mother herself, DeMarco, plays all kinds of strings and a wide
range of percussion instruments. She is a certified Music Together teacher and has
completed her teacher training at the Center for Music and Young Children, in
Princeton, New Jersey.
To register call 939-2787 or download a registration form from www.ArtInLee.org.
The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of
Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers.#
"Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love...
the recipe for a treasured dining experience" ChefAJ
22 THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010
Bank Donates To Builders Care
....... ") Lee BIA Builders Care
Bob Bassett (right), senior vice president for BB&T, presents Heidi Taulman, Builders Care
executive director, with a $2,500 donation
BB&T has donated $2,500 to
help the Lee Building Industry
Association (BIA) Builders Care
program provide free home repairs to
disadvantage Lee County residents.
Bob Bassett, BB&T senior vice
president, also serves as president on the
Builders Care board of directors.
"This donation demonstrates BB&T's
ongoing commitment to the community
and the building industry," said Heidi
Taulman, Builders Care executive direc-
tor. "We are so grateful for the com-
pany's continued support."
Builders Care provides emergency
repairs and construction services to elder-
ly, disabled and economically disadvan-
taged people who are unable to obtain
home repairs through traditional means.
More information is available by calling
Myra Daniels Receives LIFE Award
M yra Janco Daniels, founder, chairman and CEO of the Philharmonic Center
for the Arts in Naples, has been awarded the 2010 Holland T Salley
Leadership in Fostering Education (LIFE) Award.
The award was presented at a luncheon held by the Edison State College
Foundation at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. It recognizes individuals who have
made outstanding contributions toward advancing educational opportunities in the
community. Close to 200 community members attended the event.
"Mrs. Daniels has provided outstanding educational opportunities to so many
at Edison State College and in our community," said Collier Campus President Dr.
"Mrs. Daniels has been instrumental in developing major musical programs
in Collier County such as the Philharmonic Youth Chorale, Philharmonic Youth
Orchestra, Philharmonic Youth Symphonia, Family Fun and Learning, Kindermusik
Adventures Camp for newborns through age six and Master Classes for adults.
During her acceptance speech, Mrs. Daniels commented on the evolution of Edison
State College as an institution. "When I came to this community, Edison was a store
front. This school has grown so much. When you have 20,000 students who can get
affordable educations, there is no reason for anyone not to be educated in this com-
Education has been a priority in Daniels' personal and professional life. She was
the first woman to be named professor of marketing at the School of Business at
Indiana University. She held a six-year associate professorship in marketing, taught
in the University's MBA program and directed an internship program in publishing
sponsored by the Ford Foundation. Daniels was also instrumental in inaugurating the
marketing and advertising programs now offered at Indiana State University.
Past recipients of this recognition are Holland Salley (2003), Edward A. Morton
(2004), Fred Pezeshkan (2005), Judy Sproul (2006), Raymond L. Lutgert and Scott F.
Lutgert (2007), Adria Starkey (2008) and J. Dudley Goodlette (2009).5
Naval Academy Accepting
Applications For Summer Program
A applications are being accepted through March 31 for the United States Naval
Academy Summer Seminar (NASS for students who will have just completed
their junior year of high school in the summer of 2010. This program is a
fast-paced, six-day experience for high-achievers who may be interested in pursuing
an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving as a military
officer after graduation. NASS is held in three sessions: June 5, 12 and 19.
Summer Seminar introduces students to the opportunities at the Naval Academy
where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in
developing our nation's leaders. Students will live in the dormitory, Bancroft Hall, eat
in the dining facility, King Hall; participate in academic and leadership workshops; and
experience a variety of other activities at the academy. They will have an opportunity
to see first-hand what the academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, ath-
letic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs.
The academy's current students, known as midshipmen, run the Summer Seminar
training with oversight by active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers. Over 2,250 stu-
dents from around the U.S. attend this rigorous program each year.
By applying, students are also applying for admission to the Naval Academy class
of 2015. There is no need to submit a preliminary application when it becomes avail-
able on April 1 for students desiring to apply for admission to USNA.
Students with questions about NASS and the application process may call 410-
293-1549 or visit www.usna.edu/admissions. The deadline for applications is March
Go Higher, Get Accepted At Edison
Edison State College is helping local high school seniors get accepted to col-
The process of applying for college and financial aid is complex and often
confusing, especially for first year students. To alleviate these frustrations, the Edison
State College Collier Campus hosted Go Higher Get Accepted!
This is a partnership between the Florida Department of Education and Florida's
27 state and community colleges. The purpose is to help high school seniors, without
postsecondary plans, apply and get accepted by their local college. This is the fourth
year that Edison State College has participated in the program.
Students learned about various programs of study, admissions, residency require-
ments, financial aid, scholarships, and student life. Eighty Collier high school seniors
participated in the event on Monday, February 15; 57 applied for admission to Edison
Call For Alumni Awards Nominations
he Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association is sending out a call for
nominations for outstanding FGCU graduates who have significantly contrib-
uted to the community.
The Alumni Association Board of Directors annually honors a distinguished gradu-
ate of Florida Gulf Coast University with the Alumnus or Alumna of Distinction award.
This is the most prestigious award the association bestows upon an FGCU graduate in
recognition of the recipient's contributions to society.
The criteria for this award include a distinguished professional career (both region-
ally and nationally), distinguished in community and recognized for service to others
and dedicated to providing ongoing service to the university.
Past Alumni of Distinction Society award recipients include Laura Holquist, 2009;
Nola Theiss, 2008; Guenther Gosch, 2007; Robert Mulhere, 2006; Dr. Allen Weiss,
2005; and Dr. John Little, 2004.
This year, the Alumni Association Board of Directors introduces a new award
which will honor five alumni one from each of the university's five colleges into
the Soaring Eagles Society. Nominees for this award must have earned (at least) their
bachelor's degree from FGCU within the last decade. Recipients will be individuals
who dedicate time and resources to their communities and excel in their professions.
Deadline to submit nominations for both awards is April 1.
For more information or to nominate a deserving individual, visit www.fgcu.edu/
For more information about the FGCU Alumni Association, contact Director of
Alumni Relations Lindsey Touchette at 590-1016 or email@example.com
CCU Florida Institute of Government is offering a half-day workshop titled
Strengthening Leadership with Emotional Intelligence from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Tuesday, March 2.
Today's workplace is different than that of the past. Increased emphasis is placed
on the importance of relationship building, focused listening, and engaging team mem-
bers as individuals in successful organizations. Participants will learn how emotional
intelligence can be a powerful tool for leading others effectively and enhancing organi-
zational well-being. Dr. David Kelley is instructor for the course.
Participants will learn to:
Recognize the five competencies that build an emotional intelligence level
Be more intentional with their actions
Listen to emotions for better decision making
Use energy and enthusiasm to motivate others
Build trust by displaying sensitivity and concern
The cost is $79 per person, or two for $99.
Contact Joanne Hartke at 425-3273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will be held in the FGCU Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College
Parkway, Suite 1181, Fort Myers.4
Many Authors At
The Lee County Library System
announced the slate of authors
for its annual free signature event,
the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
Lisa Scottoline, Chris Claremont and RL
Stine are among this year's list of block-
buster authors making presentations
at the Harborside Event Center and
Centennial Park in the downtown Fort
Myers River District on Saturday, March
20. The main event on March 20 runs
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and there
are partner events across town March
17 through 19 leading up to Saturday's
"I had the pleasure of hearing Lisa
Scottoline speak last May and just knew
we had to have her at our event," said
Karen Sloan, reading festival coordinator.
"She is not only a talented writer, but she
is a dynamic speaker and our attendees
will find her keynote program at the read-
ing festival very engaging."
Scottoline is The New York Times
bestselling author of 16 novels, includ-
ing Look Again and Why My Third
Husband Will be a Dog. She visits the
festival as part of her tour for Think
Twice which will be released just prior to
the March 20 event.
"Readers of all ages know RL Stine,"
said Sloan. "Children today enjoy his
books, but you may have read him when
you were a child yourself, or you read his
books to your children or grandchildren."
Stine has written over 300 books
for children including his Goosebumps
series and the Rotten School series.
Presentations are scheduled for 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m. on March 20. Free tickets
are required for these two programs and
may be picked up only at the event on
March 20 starting at 10 a.m. at the out-
door Information Booth at Edwards and
Chris Claremont is an award-winning
novelist and graphic novelist, best known
for his 17-year run on Marvel Comics
The Uncanny X-Men series. This run
culminated with the launch of the new
title, X-Men, whose first issue sold over
7.6 million copies, a record that has not
Also in the line-up are Sheramy
Bundrick, Tim Dorsey, Sharon M.
Draper, Jason Edwards, Lucia M.
Gonzalez, James Grippando, Margaret
Peterson Haddix, Lee Bennett Hopkins,
Lisa Jackson, Robert Macomber, Johanna
Moran, Gustavo Bolivar Moreno, Lauren
Myracle, Carla Neggers, James O'Neal,
and F. Paul Wilson.
The Lee County Library System
produces this annual event to showcase
library resources and services, and to
promote reading and literacy. In addition
to meeting favorite authors, attendees will
be able to sign up for a library card and
participate in hands-on demonstrations
of the latest offerings from the Library
The Reading Festival is supported
through generous donations, sponsor-
ships and grants. Help ensure the con-
tinuation of this free community event by
visiting readfest.org and making a secure
Complete author information, sched-
ules of festival activities, dates of partner
events, directions to the event, and more,
are available for your convenience 24
hours a day at readfest.org or call 337-
READ (7323) during library operating
Our email address is
THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010 23
Dunbar High School Named
Magnet School Of Distinction
FR r the third time in the past four years, Dunbar High School has been hon-
red as a Magnet School of Distinction. This national honor is given out by
the Magnet Schools of America and honors Dunbar High for its Academy of
Dunbar High also received this award in 2007 and 2008.
Dr. James Browder, Superintendent of Schools., said Dunbar is the only fully-certi-
fied Microsoft high school in the world. "It's clear they're doing some amazing things
on that campus," he added.
The award recognizes schools that show a commitment to high academic standards,
curriculum innovation, successful desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching
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Florida Pompano Almandine
1/2 cup sliced almonds
4 tablespoons butter, melted
4 six-ounce pompano fillets
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
sea salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup butter
/4 cup lemon juice
/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place
sliced almonds and four tablespoons but-
ter in ovenproof dish; roast for seven
minutes or until golden. Remove from
oven and set aside. Sprinkle fillets with
seasonings then dredge in flour. Melt 1/2
cup butter in shallow skillet over medium-
high heat; add fillets and cook three
to five minutes per side until cooked
through. Remove fillets from pan and
keep warm. Add toasted almonds, lemon
juice and parsley to butter in the skillet;
mix well then spoon over cooked fillets.
Yield: four servings.
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March At Fort Myers Public Library
Next month's roster of activities at Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library offers
topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:
Beaded Daisy Chain Delight: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6
Spring is coming and its time to help the daisies bloom. All materials supplied.
Registration is required.
More Windows Basics with Bill Sklodowski: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 11
Learn the basics and more about Windows, including the new Windows 7.
An Army Of Knitters: Art Posters Which Encouraged Knitting for Soldiers and
Sailors During WWI: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13
From 1941 through 1945, the U.S. government generated a variety of art posters
encouraging those at home to contribute to the war effort. An Army of Knitters pres-
ents a variety of art posters, magazine covers, advertisements and photographs, Red
Cross patterns, and examples of items that were knitted during this period. A 30-min-
ute discussion of The Artist and Wartime Art features art works produced by govern-
ment agencies and industry and the aims of war propaganda art produced by both
Allied and Axis nations. Presented by Ricki Howie, knitter, weaver and fiber artist. This
program is supported by the City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant Program.
Book Discussion: Daniel Mason's A Far Country: 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 17
Second Helpings The books we will read this year are the second novels of debut
novelists we have read in this book discussion group during the past several years.
Researching Your Ancestors in Military Records: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday,
This seminar will focus on techniques and strategies necessary to trace veterans
who served in the various branches of military service from the Revolutionary War Era
through World War II. Applicable print and Internet sources will also be covered.
Small Business Seminar Series: Reading, Understanding, Repairing Your Personal
Credit: 2 p.m. Monday, March 29
Learn how to read, understand and repair your credit. Workshop will show you
how to tackle debt and improve your credit worthiness with lenders.
Baby-Parent Rhyme Time: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 25.
Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31.
Kids Read Down Fine: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27.
Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31.
Fitness Program for Teens: 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 3
Get moving and grooving with a maze of activities as you learn how to have fun
while keeping in shape. This is a self-improvement class for teens. A diary will be
provided for teens to document their progress as the year goes by. For grades 6-12.
Registration is required.
Kids Read Down Fines: 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10; and 3 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 15
Movie Tie-In Program for Teens: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17.
Discuss a book, watch a movie and eat popcorn. Come to the library to see what
film and book we will be discussing and read the book before the program. Sponsored
by the Friends of the Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library. For grades 6-12.
Zany Finger Puppets You Make: 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 7.
Create your own zany finger puppets. Use your imagination to make elephants,
bugs, space creatures, and more! All supplies are provided. For grades 6 12.
No Sew Teen Pillows: 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.
All supplies are provided. Your style and creativity are the only limits. For grades 6
- 12. Registration is required.
The Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in
Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call 533-4600.5
Foster grandparent volunteer tutors
are needed for the Dr. Piper Center
for Social Services. They are parents
provide tutoring and mentoring services
to children in elementary schools, Head
Start, day care centers as well as to teen-
age mothers and their infants.
Thety are paid an hourly $2.65 tax-
free stipend plus paid holidays, sick leave,
annual leave, training, meals (where avail-
able) recognition dinner, mileage reim-
bursement of 35 cents per mile, annual
physical exam, and excess auto and liabil-
Adults age 55 years or older are eli-
gible to apply; they must meet income eli-
gibility requirements and be able to work
20 hours per week.
Dr. Piper Center can be reached at
332-5346 or www.drpipercenter.org.:
March At Lakes Regional Library
The March roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library includes topics for all
ages. The following activities are free to the public:
English Caf&: 6 p.m. Monday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Practice your English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL
and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to
practice speaking English with native speakers.
The Four Loves of FDR: 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4
Charismatic President Franklin D. Roosevelt charmed the American people, world
leaders, and the four women in his life. Dramatists Rusty Brown and Joan Olsen bring
to life the distinct personalities of First Lady Eleanor; secret love, Lucy Mercer; fiercely
loyal private secretary, Missy LeHand; and distant cousin and Hyde Park confidant,
Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required.
Off to Never Never Land with Mary Martin, presented by Damaris Peters Pike, 2
p.m. Wednesday, March 10.
From Weatherford, Texas, to Never Never Land, by way of Broadway, this show by
Damaris Peters Pike takes a musical tour with stops for One Touch of Venus, Sound
of Music, South Pacific, and Peter Pan. Sorry, no flying included. Sponsored by the
Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required.
A Positive Approach to Discipline: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10.
The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida will host this discipline-focused
parent roundtable discussion. A trainer will facilitate the 45-minute program, which will
include a presentation and discussion. Handouts with parenting techniques, skills or
strategies will be available. Child care will not be provided. Registration is required.
Book Discussion: Robert Goolrick's A Reliable Wife, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16
Read and discuss this novel set in rural Wisconsin in 1907. Ralph Truitt stands
alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper
advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from
Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. Registration
Wii Bowling for Adults: 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17.
Have fun bowling on the big screen with the Wii gaming system. No heavy balls
to lift, and just as much fun. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library.
Registration is required.
Gardening in Southwest Florida: Hibiscus, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18
Master gardener Hy Lans will present a program on hibiscus, both in-ground and
container. Registration is required.
Edison Collegiate High School Lee
Campus is holding a series of open
houses for parents, caregivers and
students entering the 9th grade this fall.
Founding Principal Erin Harrel will host
open houses in Taeni Hall (S106/107)
on February 25 and March 3 at Edison
State College from 6 to 8 p.m. To reg-
ister visit the Web site at http://echslee.
edison.edu/ or call 432-6767.
Edison Collegiate High School Lee
Campus is taking applications for the
inaugural class of freshman students.
The innovative public school will provide
motivated students with the opportunity
to graduate simultaneously with a high
school diploma and an associate of arts
(AA) degree. The school will be the first
full term collegiate high school in Lee
Edison Collegiate High School's
advanced curriculum emphasizes STEM:
Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics. Edison Collegiate High
School's STEM focus will prepare stu-
dents for an increasingly highly skilled
Edison Collegiate High School stu-
dents will benefit from the STEM aca-
demic foundation and further their knowl-
edge in the innovative programming at
Edison State College as they enter their
junior year. The academic rigor of the
program is matched by the financial ben-
efits: students who are accepted into the
free public collegiate high school have the
opportunity to earn an AA degree tuition
All Lee County residents entering the
9th grade this fall are invited to apply, but
the program is limited to 100 students. If
there are more than 100 qualified appli-
cants for the inaugural Edison Collegiate
High School class, selection will be by
For more information call 432-6767.
Edison Collegiate High School is at 8099
College Parkway on the Edison State
Read us online at
(Click on Read the River)
THERIVER FEBRUARY26,2010 25
Baby-Parent Rhyme Time
Crawlers: 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 29
Walkers: 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 29
A 20-minute program filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and move-
ment to infants. Registration is required.
10 a.m. Tuesday, March 30
10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31
Children two years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and
short stories. Registration is required.
Family Storytime: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31
This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is
Old McDonald Had a Farm Ee I Ee I Oh!: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 11
Old McDonald invites you to spend some time on his farm, listening to stories and
music and making a craft. For ages three to five. Registration is required.
Captain Underpants Revealed: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13
Action-packed and very silly fun celebrating the adventures of Captain Underpants.
The Captain continues to entertain George and Harold and all of us in his quest
for justice. There will be lots of "laffs" and silliness for everyone. For grades K-5.
Registration is required.
Ugly Bug Ball: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 24
Celebrate our favorite creepy crawly creatures at the Ugly Bug Ball with buggy sto-
ries, games, crafts, and dancing. For ages two to five. Registration is required.
Kids Read Down Fines: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27
Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 30
This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer atten-
tion span. Each storytime lasts about 30 minutes.
Kids Read Down Fines: 2 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27.
Lakes Regional Library is at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more informa-
tion about a program or to register, call 533-4000or log onto http://library.leegov.
Our email address is email@example.com
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Former Super Bowl Coach To Speak
At Lifeline Family Center Dinner
T he Southwest Florida Christian
Couples Club has announced its
annual dinner on March 13 at
Pelican Preserve beginning at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $35 and may be purchased
by phone at 242-7238 or e-mail helpline-
The event honors The Lifeline Family
Center which since 1996 has been provid-
ing young women in crisis pregnancy a safe
home and learning environment along with
educational training, job training, profes-
sional counseling, parenting classes, and
spiritual direction during this important time
in their lives.
Lifeline will be the recipient of donations
taken at the event.
The motivational keynote speaker will
be renowned Head Coach Bobby Ross
discussing life's many victories. After gradu-
ating from Benedictine High School, Ross
attended the Virginia Military Institute,
where he started at quarterback and defen- Bobby Ross
sive back for two seasons and served as
captain of the football team as a senior.
Following a tour of duty in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant, Ross coached
high school football at Colonial Heights High School, and at his own alma mater of
Benedictine. He then moved on to coaching at the college level, starting with assistant
coaching stints at William & Mary, Rice, and Maryland before accepting his first head
coaching position at The Citadel. After five seasons his coaching record was 24 wins,
31 losses, and 0 ties, ranking him seventh at The Citadel in total wins and 16th in
Ross then spent four years as an assistant coach with the Kansas City Chiefs
before returning to the collegiate arena as head coach at Maryland. He won three
Atlantic Coast Conference Championships while at Maryland. After four years, he left
Lee County Names
New VCB Executive Director
Lee County government announced
that Tamara Pigott is the new
executive director of the Lee County
Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB)
to lead the local tourism industry. Her
appointment is immediate.
County Manager Karen Hawes said the
county found its successful candidate in its
interim director, who has been managing
the bureau since December. "Tam was one
of two applicants that the representative
industry panel selected to move forward in
the interview process," Hawes said. "She
has the knowledge and experience to move
the bureau forward."
Pigott was hired at the VCB in 2000
as Beach & Shoreline Program manager
to oversee funds for improvement projects
along the more than 50 miles of beaches
and 1,000 miles of inland shorelines that
attract millions of visitors to Southwest
Florida. While managing the usage of the
funds by government and community orga- Tamara Pigott
nizations, she monitored capital projects,
budget, planning and construction ,and other government and community agencies
in the process. She was responsible for the development of a water quality awareness
campaign and Web site, which won a national Destiny Award. In 2006 she was pro-
moted to deputy director to manage administration and visitor services at the VCB. In
her interim role, Pigott has been responsible for all aspects of bureau operations and
A 1988 graduate of Florida State University, Pigott holds a bachelor's of science
degree in economics and political science and a master's of science degree in political
science. Her experience includes work as a research analyst and vice-president of local
research companies, and fiscal officer with the Lee County Library System, where she
was hired in 1993. Pigott and her family live in Fort Myers.
Maryland to coach Georgia Tech where as head coach he led the Jackets to an 11-0-
1 record and the ACC championship -- the school's first conference title since 1952.
The school also won the national championship by finishing first in the final Coaches'
Poll. Ross has won the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award and the Bobby Dodd Coach of the
He went on to become the head coach of the San Diego Chargers, winning an
AFC Championship and San Diego's first trip to the Super Bowl. In his five seasons
with the Chargers, they won two division titles and made the playoffs three times.
In 1996 Ross left the Chargers to become the head coach of the Detroit Lions, a
position he held until the middle of the 2000 season when he resigned due to a medi-
Better Investor By
by Jennifer Basey
that does it
ttake to be
ful investor? You
S need a variety of
and a long-term
vision of what you
want to achieve.
But you also need
to understand the role of risk in invest-
When investors think about risk, they
typically think of the various risks associ-
ated with different types of investments.
For example, investments such as stocks
carry market risk, which is the risk that
you could lose money if you sell shares
whose market price has fallen below your
purchase price. Other investments for
example, certificates of deposit offer
inflation risk, meaning the fixed return
they provide may not keep pace with
In addition to learning about the risks
associated with various investments, it's
also important to understand the follow-
ing three concepts: risk tolerance, risk
capacity and required risk. Let's consider
each of them:
SRisk tolerance It's useful to know
your own risk tolerance. If you are an
aggressive investor by nature, you may
be willing to take on a higher degree of
risk in exchange for potentially higher
returns. If you're a conservative investor,
you might lean toward sacrificing higher
returns for greater stability of principal.
By understanding what level of risk you
can comfortably tolerate, you'll be in a
better position to stick with your invest-
ment strategy through up and down
Risk capacity While your risk
tolerance defines how comfortable you
are with risk, your risk capacity refers
to how much risk you can handle based
on your financial situation, goals and
timeline. When you are young and have
many years to invest, you have more
time to overcome losses, and so you have
a greater ability to handle volatility a
greater risk capacity than someone who
is retired. Also, the more discretionary
income you have, the larger your risk
capacity, because you won't be as depen-
dent on your investment portfolio to help
provide the income you'll eventually need
for your long-term goals, such as retire-
Required risk The higher the
return necessary to reach your goals, the
more potential risk you'll need to take
on in other words, the greater your
"required risk." For example, when it
comes to retirement, the return you'll
need from your investments depends on
several factors: your age, your retirement
lifestyle, your available sources of income,
your desired legacy and so on. To achieve
your goals, you'll need to find the right
balance between the returns you need or
anticipate and the amount of risk you are
Ultimately, your challenge will be to
balance your risk tolerance, risk capacity
and required risk as factors in a compre-
hensive investment strategy. By creating
this strategy and sticking with it over
time, you'll be able to make investment
decisions based on your needs and goals
rather than emotionally reacting to the
constant changes in market conditions.
Over time, of course, your thoughts
about risk may evolve to reflect changes
in your life and objectives. As this hap-
pens, you will want to review your invest-
ment mix with your financial advisor, and
make whatever changes are required to
help you stay on track toward your long-
Copyright 2010. Jennifer Basey
is a financial advisor in Fort Myers.
She can be reached at jenniferbasey@
he Southwest Florida Professional
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Spring Training Likely To Determine
Future Roles For Boston Veterans
Wakefield And Varitek
by Ed Frank
T he Boston Red Sox begin their 18th spring training
schedule next week at the City of Palms Park in down-
town Fort Myers with arguably the best pitching in base-
S ball six proven veterans fighting for five starting spots.
The pitching is so good in fact that the early line on the Red
a Sox calls for a 100-win season.
The six include Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, John Lackey,
\ Daisuke Matsuzaka, Clay Buchholz and the venerable 43-year-old
", knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.
Back for his 16th season with the Red Sox, Wakefield is a
story all its own. Just four months removed from back surgery,
he bluntly said last week that he intends to be in the starting rotation.
"My job here as a starter is to last the whole season and make 30 starts. My goal
every year is to give them 200 innings and make all my starts," he told Major League
With 189 Major League victories, 175 with the Red Sox, it's hard to argue his
point. He has made 30 starts or more in five of the last seven seasons, last year being
the sole exception. He started the 2009 season in All-Star fashion, reeling off 11 wins.
But he suffered a back injury after the All-Star game and made just four starts the
remainder of the year.
Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein made several key changes during the off-
season to strengthen last season's squad that recorded an impressive 95-67 record.
He acquired pitching ace Lackey, along with shortstop Marco Scutaro, third-base-
man Adrian Beltre, center-fielder Mike Cameron, outfielder Jeremy Hermida and Bill
Hall who can play third base as well as the outfield.
Gone are outfielder Jason Bay, reliever Billy Wagner and first-baseman Casey
In addition to Wakefield, spring training undoubtedly will shed light on the future
role of another Red Sox veteran, catcher Jason Veritek, the team captain.
For the first time in his 12 years with Boston, Varitek enters spring training as the
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be a part-time catcher who will fill in for Martinez on occasion.
All that Red Sox manager Terry Francona would say regarding his captain is that "if
his playing time changes, he will remain a very strong influence on our team."
Prior to last season, Varitek owned a .263 batting average, but fell to .209 last year
with only 14 homes runs, his least productive season as a pro.
For the Red Sox Nation, the names of Wakefield and Varitek have long been syn-
onymous with winning baseball. Just what their roles will be in the future will likely be
decided here in the next month.
Everblades Host First Place South Carolina this Weekend
If the Florida Everblades are going to make a late-season move on first-place South
Carolina, the opportunity is here this weekend.
The Stingrays hold a 12-point lead over the local hockey team with 16 games
remaining in the regular season and seven of those games are between the two ECHL
South Division rivals.
The Everblades enter this weekend's two-game series at Germain Arena with a
28-19-9 season record. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday
in a special matinee.
Florida and South Carolina face each other for five straight games next month,
three at South Carolina March 12 to 14 and two back here March 19 and 20.
Next Week's Home Spring Training Schedule
Boston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 3 Northeastern University, 1:05 p.m.
Boston College, 6:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 4 Minnesota Twins, 7:05 p.m.
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Hospital Features Local Celebrities
How would you like to get up close and personal with the former president
of Good Morning America, a best-selling author, or celebrity artists with
featured works in galleries around the globe over lunch? Barbara DuFrane
is chairing a new event called TableTalk to benefit Jen's Kids Fund a newly
established fund at the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation to support the
renovation of the General Pediatrics Wing at The Children's Hospital of Southwest
Florida. The event will be Tuesday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.
"We wanted to do something a bit different," said DuFrane, who is the owner of
DuFrane Jewelers, LTD at the Promenade in Bonita Springs, and a well known com-
munity supporter. "Many are tired of the traditional black tie affairs and galas, and we
wanted to provide people with a simple lunch with some fascinating and interesting
people right here in our own community," said DuFrane.
TableTalk hosts include:
Phil Beuth retired president of Good Morning America, he held 17 different
positions with the esteemed Capital Cities Communications Group.
Karna Bodman broadcast news anchor, author, and highest ranking woman on
the White House Staff under President Ronald Reagan.
Wilson G. Bradshaw, PhD president of Florida Gulf Coast University and a distin-
guished higher education administrator.
Lucas Century glass artisan known for his engraving and glass etching, and for
etching The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC.
Janet Evanovich Best-selling author of 15 New York Times best selling mysteries
featuring the character Stephanie Plum.
James Humphrey Former mayor of Fort Myers mayor, counsel to Lee and
Charlotte Counties Industrial Development Authorities and Lee Memorial Health
System, and shareholder attorney with Fowler White & Boggs.
MaryAnn Kanzius widow of John Kanzius, who continues to spread the message
and raise support for the experimental treatment cure for cancer that her late husband,
John Kanzuis, dedicated his life to. His theory and invention has been featured on 60
Norman Love former corporate executive pastry chef for the Ritz-Carlton and
founder of Normal Love Confections named a top 10 artisan chocolate company by
Leoma Lovegrove recognized artist for her exuberant technique and tropical color
palette, she was recently recognized for painting an ornament which hung on the
White House Christmas tree.
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and others. Artistic specialties include photography, painting with oils and acrylics, and
working with charcoal, pen and inks.
Sally Prouty five-time Olympic tennis table champion. Titles were won consecu-
tively, 1940 to 1944, a record that still stands to this day.
Heather Turco broadcast news anchor for NBC2 News Today. She serves on the
board of the Southwest Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Robert VanWinkle award-winning chief meteorologist for NBC2.
Tickets are $75 per seat, or $1,000 per table, which includes preferred seating
for two. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Lee Memorial
Health System Foundation Office at 985-3550.w
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ob and Linda Simpson, chairs of the
2010 Southwest Florida Heart Ball sched-
uled for April 24 at the Hyatt Regency -
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have announced the members of the event's
executive leadership team for the annual black .
tie event, which raises funds for the American
Heart Association.. (
The team leads the planning and fundrais-
ing efforts for the annual Heart Ball, now in
its second year. The committee includes Fred
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Shepard, Florida Gulf Coast University; Dr.
Robert and Joan Pascotto; Samira Beckwith,
Hope HealthCare Services, and John Stroemer, Stroemer and Company PA.
The formal evening named by Gulfshore Life magazine as the 2009 Best of
the Best Black Tie Event includes a gourmet dinner, dancing, silent auction and Big
Band entertainment by the Bill Allred Orchestra and party band, The Malones. This
year's presenting sponsor is St. Jude Medical.
For event information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jessica Hughes at
Nurses Can Now
Lee Memorial Home Health tele-
health monitors track and transmit
patient statistics to health profes-
sionals seven days a week from the
comfort of their own homes
Patients hospitalized for problems
resulting from congestive heart failure,
hypertension or diabetes often require
ongoing monitoring, either through home
health agencies or frequent trips to the
doctor. Failure to pay careful attention
to vitals like heart rate and blood pres-
sure could result in further health risks,
or even a trip back to the hospital. In
fact, the Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration found 7.3 percent of
patients readmitted to hospitals within 15
days of being sent home had "potentially
preventable" readmission reasons. Of
these, nearly half were readmitted for
That readmission risk is about to get
a little bit lower in Lee County, thanks to
50 new telehealth monitors purchased
for Lee Memorial Home Health by Lee
Memorial Health System hospitals' aux-
Telehealth monitors are essentially
home stations set up with scales, blood
pressure sleeves, and other equipment
patients need to conduct basic health
tests. At a designated time each morning,
the monitors "talk" patients through the
Patient Jeanne Nesbitt uses a telehealth
monitor daily to check her vital statistics
tests, giving them step-by-step instructions
to put on or remove sleeves or sensors
and asking them three to four basic ques-
tions. Once the tests are complete, the
results are sent to the Home Health office
through an analog or wireless phone line.
"The monitors don't replace home
visits from our nurses, but they do allow
us to monitor patients daily even when a
nurse isn't there," says Cindy Christman,
RN and executive director of Lee
Memorial Home Health. "This is very
important for patients with heart condi-
tions at risk of sudden severe symptoms
or worsening of their conditions."
Lee Memorial Home Health's
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Pets Of The Week
H i, my name is Farrah. I
am a one-year-old white
female hound mix. You may
remember me, I was the skinny
little puppy that was nearly dead
when I arrived at Animal Services
this past July. You know the real
heart-wrenching story of animal
abuse and neglect. I've gotten
healthy. Now I'm all grown up.
Can you believe how feminine
and graceful I am? I found a good
home with someone who loved
me but unfortunately is no longer
able to care for me. I've graduated
from obedience school so I already
know all the good stuff everyone
wishes their dog knew. I don't like
to brag but the shelter staff thinks
I have that desirable combination
of beauty and brains. I guess you
could say I'm a "catch!" Come
meet me and we'll find out if we
can play together. My adoption fee
is $50, that's with the $25 off the
regular adoption fee of $75 due to Farr
February's Sweet Deals adoption broth
Hey, my name is Bud. I'm a
two-year-old male classic orange
tabby. Valentine's Day may be over
but February is still a good time to
find true love. I'm a real charmer
and before you know it I will steal
your heart. I'm loving, playful and
definitely know how to snuggle a
soft shoulder. My adoption fee is
only $25 this month.
Monitors transmit results though a phone
From page 28
Christman says the monitors impropa
patient care and make good sense finan-
"We also can provide daily readouts
of patients' results to their physicians at
their request, so the physicians can also
monitor their progress and give us further
instruction if needed.
"Earlier detection of minor changes
helps us keep patients at home and
avoids the cost of additional emergency
room treatment or hospital readmis-
sions, which benefits all LMHS patients,"
Christman continues. AHCA found that
the average cost of potentially prevent-
able readmissions was $31,643 for a
Since deploying its first monitors
earlier this month, Lee Memorial Home
Health has installed approximately 30
in patients' homes. Christman hopes to
have the rest installed by mid-February.
Patients are selected by level of risk,
which is determined in partnership with
the hospital and physicians.
about this week's
pets, call 533-7387
(LEE-PETS) or log on
to Animal Services'
Web site at www.
When calling, please
refer to the animal's ID
number. The Web site
updates every hour so
you will be able to see
if these or any other
pets are still available.
The shelter is open
for adoptions from
11:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Monday through
Saturday, located at
5600 Banner Drive, Bud ID# 464366
Fort Myers, next to the
Lee County Sheriff's Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vac-
cination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heart-
worm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, train-
ing DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at $500.0
ah ID# 449712, below; Farrah as a puppy first
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"The monitors are definitely part of
the future of health care in Lee County,"
Christman says. "We probably aren't the
only health system or home health agen-
cy using the monitors, but the partnership
between all of the systems' departments
is unique and adds to the monitors'
Visit www.LeeMemorial.org for more
From page 27
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hand weights (ankle weights if desired)
Classes fill up and class size is limited
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Traditional Karate with Sensei Brian
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p.m. Classes are open to children and
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The community center is located
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supplies of dry cat and dog food
are critically low again for Lee
County Domestic Animal Services'
(LCDAS) Community Pet Pantry. The
agency needs donations to continue
assisting pet owners facing tough eco-
Through the Community Pet Pantry,
LCDAS distributes pet food and supplies
to owners that would need to surrender
their pets to shelters due to their inability
to provide food and care. LCDAS is cur-
rently providing food for more than 800
pets directly and also helping several low-
income neighborhoods supply pet food
for their residents' pets.
Anyone who can assist may bring
donations to the shelter at 5600 Banner
Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee
County Sheriff's Office off Six Mile
Cypress Parkway. Donations may be left
at the door any time the shelter is not
open. Pet owners receiving public assis-
tance may contact LCDAS at 533-7387
(LEE-PETS) to be placed on an approved
list to receive pet food. A Spay/Neuter
And Vaccine Program is also available
for those on public assistance. For more
information visit www.LeeLostPets.com.#
Clinic New Hours
Lee County Domestic Animal
Services (LCDAS) has announced
new hours for its weekly Pet
Microchip ID Clinics for Lee County
residents. Staff Veterinarian Peter Davis
will be available from 10 a.m. to noon
every Friday. Microchip IDs will be
offered for $15, or $5 with proof of
This service is being provided by
LCDAS to give Lee County pet owners
the option of having their pets micro-
chipped in order to qualify for reduced
Rex ID#A463150 is a two-year-old Basset
mix looking for a family to love
pet license fees. Prior to January 1, 2010
pets were only required to be sterilized
for the reduced fee. A list of private vet-
erinarians and low-cost clinics is available
online at www.LeeLostPets.com for any-
one who wants their pets sterilized and
For more information about pet licens-
ing, microchip clinics, or pet steriliza-
tion call Lee County Domestic Animal
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FOR WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2010
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Having
second thoughts could be a good thing, even
if you're determined to go through with your
plans. You might find it worthwhile to take a
fresh look at how things have been set up.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Financial
matters could continue to be a problem until
you're able to straighten out some of the
more pesky situations. Once that happens,
the rest should be easier to unsnarl.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family
matters once again take center stage, and
should be dealt with competently and quick-
ly. And, again, insist on others taking on their
fair share of the responsibilities.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your cre-
ative pursuits seem to be running into a road-
block. But rather than blame outside factors,
look within to see if you might be holding
back your efforts for some reason.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Keep that
keen Cat's Eye focused on relevant aspects
of this new situation in your life. Don't be
distracted by trivial matters. You need the
pertinent facts before making a decision.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
As much as you prefer doing things on your
own, continue to accept help if you still need
to resolve the problem affecting your project.
Some cheerful news is about to come your
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
While you might begrudge the added time it
will take to get your project from point A to
B to C, etc., you could benefit from the facts
that will emerge over this expanded time
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Regarding your workplace suggestions,
be prepared to produce the facts to coun-
ter reactions from skeptics who feel your
approach is unreasonable or even impossible.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Savvy Sagittarians will look
for work-related answers on their own rather
than rely on unproved assumptions. It might
take more time to do so, but the payoff is
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Your aspects continue to favor fam-
ily issues, with special emphasis this week
on changes in and around your home. Get
everyone to suggest what he or she would
like to see done.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) A matter you thought had been settled
might still produce surprises. Best advice:
Continue to gather facts to bolster your posi-
tion just in case you need to produce them
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
While your instincts are usually right when
discerning twixtt truth and deception, you
could benefit from doing more research on
the new "prospect" that you've been pitched.
BORN TH IS WEEK: Your wisdom
is only matched by your generosity, mak-
ing you the sort of friend everyone hopes to
On March 6, 1475, Michelangelo
Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian
Renaissance artists, is born. His most impor-
tant early work was the Pieta (1498), a sculp-
ture that showed the body of Christ in the lap
of the Virgin Mary. Demonstrating masterful
skill, Michelangelo extracted the two perfect-
ly balanced figures of the Pieta from a single
block of marble.
On March 3, 1873, Congress enacts the
so-called Comstock Law, making it illegal
to send any "obscene, lewd or lascivious"
book through the mails. The law was named
after Anthony Comstock, a salesman from
Connecticut, who devoted his life to fight-
ing what he perceived as vice, particularly
obscenity and gambling.
On March 4, 1888, Knute Rockne is
bor in Voss, Norway. He would go on to
become one of the most successful coaches
in the history of college football. In his 13
years as coach of Notre Dame, he recorded
105 wins, 12 losses and 5 ties for a winning
percentage of .881, the highest in the history
of college or professional football.
On March 1, 1897, the Winton
Motor Carriage Company is organized
in Cleveland, with Alexander Winton as
president. Ayear later, Winton won a race
at Daytona Beach, Fla., driving his Winton
Bullet to an average speed of 68 mph and
becoming the first person to break the mile-
On March 2, 1925, the first nationwide
highway numbering system is instituted
to minimize confusion. Later, interstate
highway numbering would be improved by
colored signs and the odd-even demarcation
that distinguishes between north-south and
east-west travel, respectively.
On March 7, 1955, the first Broadway
play to be televised in color, featuring the
original cast, airs. The play was "Peter Pan,"
starring Mary Martin.
On March 5, 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a
hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad
across America when it was first marketed
by Wham-O in 1958, is patented. An esti-
mated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in
its first four months of production alone.
Following the Hula-Hoop, Wham-O pro-
duced the Superball, Water Wiggle, Silly
String, Slip 'n' Slide and the Hacky Sack
It was British journalist Jeremy
Campbell who made the following sage
observation: "Computers are good at swift,
accurate computation and at storing great
masses of information. The brain, on the
other hand, is not as efficient a number
cruncher and its memory is often highly
fallible; a basic inexactness is built into its
design. The brain's strong point is its flex-
In 1911, it became illegal in China to
wear a pigtail.
One of Ernest Hemingway's early
English teachers claimed that the future
Nobel Prize winner would "never learn to
More from the files of hangover cures
from around the world: In Japan, pickled
plums are reputed to ease the morning-after
ails; in Italy, it's (quite sensibly) coffee. The
Chinese drink strong green tea, while in the
Netherlands it's the hair of the dog -- the
Dutch advocate beer as a remedy. Danes
eat salt, while Mexicans eat shrimp (I'll
take the Mexican remedy any day). Perhaps
the oddest remedy is practiced in Russia:
Sufferers there head to the sauna, where they
proceed to whip out the toxins with leafy
birch branches. No word on what they do
in winter, when the birches are, presumably,
The Dwight D. Eisenhower National
System of Interstate and Defense Highways
-- better known as the Interstate Highway
System -- is the largest public works project
in the history of the world. At 46,876 miles,
it's also the world's largest highway system.
Stephen Foster, known as the Father of
American Music, originally got paid a grand
total of 2 cents for each of his musical scores
that was sold.
"There is no nonsense so arrant that it
cannot be made the creed of the vast major-
ity by adequate governmental action." --
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HFI P WAANITFF
We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
Cage Cleaner, Gopher Tortoise Grazer, Patient
Driver, Emergency Response Transporter, &
Gift Shop/ Education Center Volunteers. Other
positions are available throughout the year. Call for
a full listing. If you're interested in hard work and
would like to become a volunteer call Marguerite
Jordan at 472-3644 ext 5.
A tme-senstrve training is involved in all of our patient-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a sevce commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year with a minimum of 3-5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN
PT SALES POSITION
Seeking PT energetic sales associates,
competitive pay plus incentives. Great work
environment at our Captiva Island store,
located in Chadwicks Square.
Call Peggy at 395-5383
SR 2/19 BTFN
BP Station on Sanibel. Full-time manager.
Must have mechanical and computer
knowledge and enjoy dealing with the
public. Sales experience a plus.
Fax resume to 239-472-1878.
SR 2/26 B 3/5
Valhalla Gift Shop. Full or Part Time.
Apply in person.
SR 2/26 A 3/5
For The Community House on Sanibel.
Position includes fundraising, hands on
operations management, energetic
advocacy. Local knowledge and
not-for-profit experience helpful.
Resume to email@example.com
SR 2/19 B 2/26
Growing Church Seeks Full Time Director
of Audio-Visual Ministry. Knowledge of
Audio equipment as well as video design
and editing.Administrative skills to build an
AV Team. Salaried position with full ben-
efits and tolls. Send resume/portfolio
to Sanibel Community Church,
1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.
RS 2/19V 2/26
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(Carpentry, maint ane toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, soling doors, ec.)
768-0569 or Cell 464-6460
RS11/14 M TFN
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
ur clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN
Computer repair, setup, file recovery & troubleshoot-
ing for home or office. 15 year Island resident.
Guaranteed work & low rates. Call Justin at
677-0226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trouble shooting your computer.
Both Hardware and Software.
Services in many languages -
English, Scandinavian, German and even
Polish. Repairing PC & MAC/Apple.
When was the last time you did a backup?
Contact Thomas Figura 239-297-9746
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
MURALIST/ARTIST FRANK RAO
Unique Faux/Old World Designs for home/
office. Free hand themed Murals Finshes-
woods/marbel/brick/stone for walls/
www.muralsbyfrank.com or 239-634-5410
RS 2/26 V 4/2
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 1023 VTFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 BTFN
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 NTFN
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN
MISC. FOR SALE
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 NTFN
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN
2 brand new table lamps -
crystal with white shade $50
Gray office chair $15
RS 2/5 N TFN
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $200.
SR 1/1 NTFN
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
BOATS CANOES KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT
10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock
at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club
(Next to Sanibel Bridges)
Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week
Complete Boat Wash/Engine flush after each use
Total use of club facilities (no dues)
(Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop
& Certified Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers,
Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157
Call Chad 239-222-4848
Call Phil 239-395-0407
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 2/5 V TFN
WANT TOI I BUY
SPORTS CARD COLLECTORS
Seeking sports card collectors on Sanibel
and Captiva looking to sell their collections.
Call Jim at 239-989-6209.
SR 2/26 M 3/5
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for moany while helping
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YARD SALES AT
THE SANIBEL SCHOOL
The Sanibel School middle schoolers will
be having two yard sales again this year
to raise money for upcoming field trips.
The next yard sale is February 27 from 8
a.m. to noon in the school pavilion. These
events are open to the public. All middle
school families are invited to participate.
Each family is responsible for their own
set-up, clean-up and money collection. Call
Sandy Messinger at 395-9207
for more information.
The Sanibel School is located at
3830 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
SR 1/29 N2/26
MOVING TAG SALE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
from 8 a.m. to noon.
1554 Sand Castle Road
in the Dunes, Sanibel
Tools, small appliances, furniture,
kitchen utensils, many decorative items,
pottery, glassware, dishes,
gardening tools, TV, AC's.
No early birds!
SR 2/19 A 2/26
Children's Education Center of the Islands
350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel
Saturday, February 27
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
SR 2/26 N 2/26
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RS 11/27 N TFN
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.
Reduced price 84,900.
For more information
SR 1/29 M TFN
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Multi-Million Dollar Producer
WELCOME TO PARADISE...
3BR/2BA Dunes duplex
Great golf course views
Beautiful wood floors
Let us share
over 30 years
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The Sanibel Cottages
Casa Ybel Resort
Tortuga Beach Club
Work with a
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It's our job to know the
property you are about
to buy or sell better
SR 12/11 BTFN
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $95,000.
Park Model at Periwinkle Park (156 on
Street 7E). Basic Size: 10 by 30 with two
side punch outs plus 10 by 30 screened
Lanai. 1 bedroom and sleeper sofa on
porch. Full bath and shower, central air
and heat. Electric stove, Fully furnished.
Storage shed on rear porch. Paved park-
ing space. Convienient to laundry, shower
room, and trash pickup site.
Asking Price: $49,000. For more
information call Sylvia at 239-454-3917.
SR 2/19V 2/26
CAPTIVA PLANTATION BEACH CLUB at SSIR.
Lovely fully equipped 2BR 2BA units (3) available on
the beach 5/21 to 5/28. Call 901-604-6224.
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WANTED: SHELL HARBOUR HOME
Single level, sea wall,
under one million
SR 1/15 V 3/6
REAL ESTATE DISTANT
MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE
Search all listings maps and tours.
Highlands Cashiers Lake Toxaway
Lake Glenville Sapphire Valley
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.
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.
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
GULF HARBOUR 2BR/2BA
Lovely furnished condo on golf course
w/lake views. Carport, storage, pool, cable,
large TV. Flexible lease term, available
in April, no pets, reasonable rent.
RS 2/26V 3/5
SALLY'S TOP PICKS
* BLIND PASS. 2/2 POOLSIDE. GORGEOUS
UPDATED KITCHEN & BATHS $525,000
* SUNDIAL RESORT 2/2 BEACH VIEW.
GREAT RENTAL INCOME. $644,000
CAPTIVA BEACH FRONT HOME. 2/2 +
LOFT. SUNSETS INCLUDED! $2,450,000
* 15112 SANDPIPER COURT. BEST DEAL
ON CAPTIVA!! REDUCED TO $849,000.
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SR 2/12 B 3/26
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Female refuge employee seeks to rent room,
housemate share, small apt.
SR 2/26 V 2/26
WANT TO RENT
misses her friends. Know of a low-rent
apt or studio? Please ask around
and contact me in cold, cruel Michigan.
RS 2/26 V 3/5
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way.Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen acil-
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
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
SR 12/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 B TFN
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center. New large white
tiles on floor. New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT. Call Nancy 239-246-4075.
SR 8/7 B TFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 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 1012 BTFN
PRIME PERIWINKLE FRONTAGE 1,000 sq ft
perfect for retail, office, other. Hardwood floors -
beautiful! Ample parking, no cam fees!
RS 7/31 A TFN
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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
RETAIL OR OFFICE SPACE
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 12/11 PTFN
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.
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN
Rent absolutely gorgeous 3BR/3BA remod-
eled duplex in Dunes with sweeping golf
course views and granite, marble, tile, pav-
ers, 3rd floor office, 1763 sq.ft. $4,000 for
March, $3,000 for April. Call Jean Johnson
at 703-548-0545. Time frame negotiable.
SR 3/7 V TFN
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
Cottages Condos Homes .
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 BTFN
NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
bedroom, 2bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
SR 12/25 P 10/1
Walk to beach Near causeway
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
Feb-$3,500, March-$3,700, April-$3,000
RS 1/29V TFN
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
Lovely 3BD/2BA ground level pool home
on Dunes golf course now available
March, April or June. Pet friendly.
Discounted rate. Call now, 1-877-307-7467
or email email@example.com.
SR 2/12V 3/5
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RS 2/19A 4/30
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RS 10/9 BTFN
LOVELY SANIBEL CANAL HOME
Watershadows, direct gulf access, new
dock, 3-bd/2-bath, walk to Bay.
Available May 1. $2,195/month.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-356-5646
RS 2/5 V 3/19
In Fort Myers. 2/2 with Loft.
Gated, South Point location.
Annual Rental. Washer/Dryer.
RS 2/19V 2/26
Two bed/ two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$875/mo. Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 Ibs. OK. Call 851-3506.
SR 1/29 NTFN
LEASE OR LEASE/
PURCHASE ON SANIBEL
Three bedroom, two bath piling home
with a convenient east end location.
Very low utility costs, two car enclosed
garage, bright and airy with vaulted
ceilings, unfurnished and immediate
occupancy. Asking $1,850
plus utilities for an annual lease.
Lease purchase terms are negotiable.
Call Charles Sobczak, Realtor
with VIP Realty, at 239-850-0710.
SR 2/12 BTFN
CONDO NEAR EDISON MALL
2BA 2BA. Almost all new appliances &
flooring. Furnished. 4-6 weeks immediately.
$350-400. Seniors, gentile, quiet.
Heated pool, carport. $600/annual.
Also for sale $54,000. Call 239-278-5689
RS 2/26 V 3/5
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
SR 12/25 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
SR 1/8 MTFN
BEAUTIFUL HOME OFF SO. McGregor. $1,200/
mo. 2br/2ba/den/2car. Granite, wood cabinets, tile,
screened lanai, eat-in kitchen. No pets. Security
RS 2/19V 2/26
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 2/19V 2/26
EAST END 2 BR 2 BA. Heated Pool/Canal Dock
Gulf Access. Call: 239-395-1786. Email: hargil@
FURNISHED SANIBEL CONDO 1BR/1BA East End.
Pool, tennis, private beach access. Available May 1st.
$995/month. Cable included. No pets. Call 917-250-
SR 2/19 P2/26
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Dunbar Magnet School
staffs, and parent and community involvement. The
school's principal, Carl Burnside, will be honored
at the Magnet Schools of America 28th annual
conference in Tampa later this year.
The Academy for Technology Excellence
(ATE) program and the new Academy for Digital
Excellence program offer 9th to 12th grade stu-
dents' hands-on experiences taught by IT certified
instructors. All ATE and ADE students have the
opportunity to acquire over 18 recognized indus-
try standard computer certifications opportunities
in areas associated with information technology
and/or digital design. Honors weighted credit and
dual enrollment credit are also offered for the ATE
courses, paving the way toward post secondary
Additionally, the programs meet the require-
ments for the Florida Gold Seal Scholarship.
To date, the Academy for Technology
Excellence and the new Academy for Digital
Excellence program combined have achieved over
1,520 International IT Computer certification tests
passed. The ATE program has been declared by
Microsoft as the first Microsoft-certified high school
in the world, and has been a feature school for
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Lee County Sheriff's Office..........................477-1200
Florida Marine Patrol...................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol.................................278-7100
HealthPark Medical Center...............-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce...............332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare................425-2685
Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce...........454-7500
Fort Myers Beach Library ............................463-9691
Lakes Regional Library ................... ................ 533-4000
Lee County Chamber of Commerce............931-0931
Post Office.................. ...................... 1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau......................338-3500
Alliance for the Arts....................................939-2787
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio....................337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers..........................275-3970
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.........481-4849
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre..................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre..................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade..........332-4488
Florida W est Arts........................................ 948-4427
Fort Myers/Estero Island Barbershop
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.........472-01 68
Gulf Coast Symphony..................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres...........481 -8059
Naples Philharmonic.........................(239) 597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater...........................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony...............................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy.................................... 936-3239
Young Artists Awards................................ 574-9321
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Animal Refuge Center..................................731-3535
American Business Women Association..........463-1 221
Audubon of SWFL.................................... 339-8046
Audubon Society.................... ...................472-3156
Caloosahatchee Folk Society.....................677-9509
duPont Company Retirees ......................454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists..............................415-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society...............472-8334
Horticultural Society................... ................472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society...............549-9625
N ARFE (Natonal Acltve& Retred Federal Empoyees)......................... 482 -671 3
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL......................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy...........939-1 338
Southwest Florida Music Association..........561-2118
Fort Myers Beach..................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort M years Edison..........................................694-1056
Fort Myers South.................... ................... 691-1405
Gateway to the Islands................................415-3100
Fort Myers Beach.................. ..................463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers..............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County...........................477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers...........................332-81 58
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society...................472-6940
United Way of Lee County...............................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum..............395-2233
Burrough's Home.................................. 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
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Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430
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Day Open House
Training Open House will be on
Saturday, February 27 from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. at City of Palms Park,
2201 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers.
There will be free games, autographs,
music, park tours and other activities.,
Sun Splash Early
Bird Passes Are
On Sale Now
Ahead of the March 13 opening
day, season passes to Sun Splash
Family Waterpark in Cape Coral
are on sale now. Early Bird season
passes offer savings up to 29 percent
over regular season pass prices and are
the most affordable way for budget-
conscious families to enjoy the park all
Passes are on sale at the Sun Splash
Administration Building, 400 Santa
Barbara Boulevard. Office hours are 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 27
and March 6.
After the park re-opens, season passes
will be on sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and weekends during nor-
mal park hours. Early Bird season pass
prices are valid through April 11.
Season pass benefits include unlimited
park entrance all season; discounted park-
ing; 15 percent off at the Calypso Cafe,
ice cream shop and gift shop; 15 percent
off same day guest tickets; and exclusive
special offers and discounts throughout
Sun Splash has more than 14 acres
of slides, pools, food and fun for all
ages. Call 574-0558 or log onto www.
The River City Brass Band
Monday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
Across the country, River City Brass Band has delighted audiences with its
signature style. Every performance features the witty and insightful
commentary of Conductor Denis Colwell, superb soloists, and some light-
hearted fun! Often called the "Boston Pops In Brass," the band's exten-
sive repertoire includes American tunes, Big Band swing and jazz, music from Broadway and
Hollywood, classical and contemporary, and traditional marches. Tickets are $35, call 454-2067.
SInformational Presentations & Tours
Tuesday, March 2 at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m.
I ubs Tuesday, March 9 at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 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.
Comparisons & Contrasts Between Christianity & Islam
Monday and Tuesday, March 8 and 9 The Island at Shell Point
The Shell Point Academy and The Village Church will feature Dr. Nabeel Jabbour in a two-part lecture
series. Dr. Jabbour was born in Syria, grew up in Lebanon and lived in Egypt before moving to Colorado
Springs where he works with the Navigators. He is a professor, author, lecturer, and expert on Muslim
culture and religion. As an Arab Christian he is a credible representative of both the Arab/Muslim world
view and of the Western/Christian perspective. He is a gifted interpreter of Islamic Fundamentalism and
other Middle Eastern issues. For details and times call 454-2147.
S1Fashion Show & Tea
Thursday, March 18 at 2 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
Tuck that little black dress back into your closet as we pre-
view the Colors of Spring! Enjoy sweet refreshments and .
door prizes while previewing fashions from several of your
favorite Bell Tower Shops. Proceeds benefit the Larsen
Pavilion.Tickets are $35. Call 489-8415 for information.
Shell Point is located in Fort Myers. 2 rniles before the Sanibel Causeway.
Shell Point is a non-profit m ministry of -I,- .i..:. i... ...i 1 i.. i.. -ii ... ,,,,1 ,i _1 ,i,, ,-i F ,,i -11 ,,11: -:.-, -1 SLS-1383-10
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The publIic is invited and many
of these events are FREE!
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