FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 36 SEPTEMBER 16, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Give Gun Safety Program To Library SystemThe Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club donated the Families Learning About Gun Safety (FLAGS) program videos and books to the Lee County Library System. The program book and video are available for check out in English or Spanish at all Lee System Libraries. The program teaches children four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented in an easy-to-remember format consisting of the following simple rules. If you see a gun: STOP!; Dont Touch; Leave the Area; Tell an Adult. The Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly two million children live in homes with loaded and unlocked guns. Like fire and water safety, we need to teach kids what to do if they ever find a gun, says J. Patrick Buckley, Kiwanis member and program chairman. Kiwanis FLAGS takes no position on firearm ownership. The only goal is to keep kids safe. Holidays and summer are a very sensitive time as kids can get bored, curious, and sleep overs are common. Even if a parent has no firearms in their house, the child may spend time at a friends home where there is a gun.continued on page 3 Patrick Buckley, Kiwanis member and FLAGS program chairman talks about Eddie Eagle and the gun safety programEmerging Inventors Early Learning Classes For Children And ParentsThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates newest education program series is a child and parent class for children ages one to three and their parents. The series goal is to involve children and families in informal learning at the world famous historical site. Grandparents and caregivers are invited and neighborhood groups are also encouraged to attend. The classes will be themed-based and combine science, invention, storybook reading and hands-on activities and include immersion into the historic gardens, historic buildings and museum. The Learning Classes will be offered twice a month from 9 to 11 a.m. and parents can select specific dates or come regularly. The fee for class (includes one parent and one child) is $5 for Estates members; $15 for non-members; and $5 for an additional child. Reservations are requested by calling the Estates Education Department at 3347419. Classes will not meet during May through September to allow for summertime family vacations. The schedule includes: continued on page 3Table Tennis TournamentOn Saturday, September 17, the Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center for Excellence is hosting a table tennis tournament beginning at 4 p.m. The event is fast-paced and fun for the entire family. The entry fee is $25 to compete and includes pizza, two drink tickets and a T-shirt. Spectator tickets are $5 and include one drink ticket. There will be art projects for children and a medal awards ceremony. The event runs until 10 p.m. Register by calling 332-5055. The field is limited to 64 players. Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center for Excellence is located at 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers. Jessica Leigh tests her table tennis skills against the Newgy robo-pong New Emerging Inventors Early Learning Classes at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates for parents and children ages one to three begin this fall Music Walk ReturnsThe Fort Myers Music Walk returns September 17 for the 13 month in a row. The third Saturday event features live music at over a dozen venues, including restaurants, galleries, and bars, plus street performers all over the beautiful downtown streets. Music Walk venues showcase a variety of music, from punk, rockabilly, indie, reggae, and folk, to piano, steel drums, and more. The event is the largest of its kind regionally. Music Walk is an all ages event that starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. or close at many venues. Free parking available. Music Walk partners and venues include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Spirits of Bacchus, Space 39, Red Rock Saloon, United Cafe, French Connection Cafe, The Franklins Shops, Enjewel, Happenings Magazine, Hotel Indigo, Twisted Vine Bistro, Indigo Room, Harborside Event Center, Coloring The World, City Tavern, Downtown House of Pizza, World Famous Cigar Bar, Hideaway Sports Bar, Morgan House, The Veranda Restaurant, Market America Realty, Syzygy Gallery, Main Street Antiques, WinkNews6, Classic Rock 94.5, Cool Hand Lucs, and AmeriDry. Each month brings more people to Music Walk, with an estimated 4,000 attendees to the 1 Year Anniversary event. Music Walk is organized by Andy Howl of HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, with help from Dee Hohimer, Suzy Lewis, and Jamie Kuser of Happenings Magazine. Music Walk is a River District Alliance event. The River District Alliance is a non-profit organization that manages events and unifies business owners in the Fort Myers River District. Tune into WINK News 6 Friday morning, September 16th, from 8-9 a.m. for the monthly Music Walk Morning Show feature. Highlights of this Saturdays Music Walk include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo Featuring popular local ska band After The Fact. Plus The High Chiefs from Naples and special guest Victims of Circumstance from Tampa. On display inside the gallery continued on page 7
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowACL Depot On Monroe Streetby Gerri ReavesThe coming of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) in 1904 meant that at last, citrus, fish and produce not to mention passengers could ride the rails in downtown Fort Myers. The depot in the historic photo was built in 1904 at Monroe and Main streets. With wide eaves and peaked roof, the functional structure resembles an early 20th century farmhouse. The depot included white and colored waiting rooms as well as a freight and shipping area. The arrival of the ACL was a key event in the towns transformation from a cow town to boom town in only a few years. Most of the ACL lines were originally part of Henry B. Plants railway system. In 1886, he extended the line to Punta Gorda, but despite repeated entreaties from Fort Myers citizens to extend it farther south, the town remained rail-less. Following Plants death, ACL bought the system in 1902. Insistent letters from Walter G. Langford, a leading Fort Myers businessman, persuaded an ACL official to visit Fort Myers and consider the request for a rail extension. The officials positive impression got Langford and the rest of the business community what they wanted. Construction began in 1903 on the 28-mile railway extension from Punta Gorda. ACLs agreement to extend the line included several stipulations that triggered the creation of the Board of Trade, a precursor to todays Chamber of Commerce. The company wanted a no-cost route through town, as well as land for a station, freight house, and wharf. It took six months for the board of trade to secure the right of way from all landowners. The wooden depot went up at Main and Monroe Streets on land purchased for $6,000 from Mrs. Evalina Gonzalez. On February 20, 1904, Mrs. James (Julia) Hendry wielded a sledge hammer to drive in the last railroad spike, with the sounds of church bells, a firing canon and boat whistles punctuating the celebration. The first ACL passenger train service to downtown Fort Myers began on May 10, 1904, with two daily trains. On June 13, mail delivery began by train. Fruit and fish packed in ice could now be shipped to northern markets. The only disadvantage to rail service was the barrage of circuses that invaded the town the following winter. One circus is exciting, but four circuses in one week could become tiresome for anyone! Once Fort Myers was connected to the entire United States by railway, economic growth and tourism increased. The old wooden terminal operated for 20 years, until the new masonry Spanishstyle depot opened in 1924. That depot is now the home of the Southwest Florida Museum of History. The first depot continued to operate as a freight station and was demolished in 1962. Walk down to Main and Monroe and imagine seeing the first steam engine glide into Fort Myers in 1904. Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the railroads important role in Fort Myers. While at the museum, stroll through the gallery and see Mambo Man, a tribute exhibit to Pedro Cuban Pete Aguilar. For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then explore one of the areas best historical research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, located on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the all-volunteer non-profit organization at 939-4044. Or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon to peruse the fascinating archives. by Karl H. Grismer. The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Emilie Alfino PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White The first ACL Depot in Fort Myers at Monroe and Main Streets courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History The Lee County Public Works building now stands where passengers once embarked and disembarked steam-driven trains photo by Gerri ReavesTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 20112
3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 From page 1Emerging Inventors October 6 Halloween Time, October 20 Pumpkin Party November 3 The Wheels on the Ford, November 17 Gobble Gobble December 1 Soaring in the Sky, December 15 See Santa January 5 Joyful Jumping, January 19 Funky Fish February 2 Lots of Lights, February 16 Bubble Mania March 1 Fun Flowers, March 15 Edison & Ford Animals April 5 In the Garden, April 19 Fantastic Fruit. The Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Children inventing who knows what? at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates new twice monthly Emerging Inventors Early Learning Classes, set to begin soon Burroughs Home Living History ToursJoin Mona or Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers oldest homes. Call ahead and have a lovely catered lunch. Tours are Fridays at 11 a.m. Reserve a particular date for groups of eight or more. Tours are $10, and lunch is $10. Spirits On The Gulf. Gather around for ghostly tales of the Burroughs Home and haunted happenings of the Gulf Coast. Enjoy chef selections of paired wine and delicacies prepared by local restaurants. October 28, 7 to 10 p.m. Octavia Ashford & Her Ghosts. Its the late 1890s and youre a guest in the parlor of Lady Octavia Ashford. Over a cup of tea, Lady Octavia tells an eerie Victorian ghost story and shares why the Victorians were so fond of their ghosts their pale shades. Tea and a Victorianinspired cake will be served. October 25, 1 p.m., $25. The Lavender Tea. Lavender possesses a remarkable array of uses as well as a fascinating history. Explore all that lavender has to offer, including a light tea featuring lavender recipes. November 15, 1 p.m., $25. The Big World of Chocolate. Taste premium samples of white, milk, dark and exotically flavored chocolates and pair each with a different tea. A program guaranteed to awaken your senses. November 29, 1 p.m., $25. For tickets to the above events, go to www.BurroughsHome.com, visit the Events tab and click on PayPal button. From page 1Kiwanis Gun SafetyKiwanis coaches introduce the kids to our hero Eddie Eagle through a seven minute cartoon video. Screened and trained Kiwanis volunteers coach the kids about what they should do if they ever see a gun. Participants are then given activity books, stickers and certificates of achievement to take home and enjoy while reinforcing the message. Adults are given an opportunity to ask the coaches questions about kids gun safety laws, and how they can best keep their family safe. FLAGS coaches receive six hours of training and submit to a background search. These programs are all offered free and may be scheduled by calling Lisa Whicker at 239-278-7700 O l d F a s h i o n e d Old FashionedEdisons Edisons$ 6. 9 5 $6.95Lunches for Lunches forServed 11am-4pm Everyday of the WeekEdisons Famous Happy HourHalf Price House Brand Cocktails, Domestic Draft Beer and Wine Everyday 11am-8pmFree Range Chicken Caesar Salad Moonlight Garden Wedge Salad Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Panini Hot Pressed Havana Cuban Corned Beef on RyeMake it a Reuben add $2.00The Chicken Philly Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich The Edison Black Angus Burger Atlantic Fried Fish Sandwich Chicken Salad Sandwich Minas Homemade Meatloaf Chicken Pot PieAll Sandwiches Served with Your Choice of French Fries or Coleslaw Cup of Soup House Salad Half SandwichYour Choice of Two! RESERVATIONS ANDDIRECTIONS:239482-6765EXT.117650 SANCARLOSBLVD. Fort Myers Beachwww.SandyButler.com At The Sandy Butler, gourmet is VISITTHESANDYBUTLERforaTASTEOFGOURMETTODAY OURMET Experience BringthiscouponandreceiveISRW8/1110%OFFOfferexpires9/31/2011.Notvalidascashortowardthepurchaseofagiftcard.Onecardperperson, pervisit.Cannotbecombinedwithotherdiscountsorpromotions.Notapplicabletowardtaxorgratuity.yourentire purchaseat ourgourmet marketORyour checkat TheSandyButler restaurant our forte. From fine dining in our elegant restaurant to fresh takeout and exclusive Butler label products, The Sandy Butler is a true full-service gourmet market and restaurant. We even take care of your catering and gift basket needs. Just ring the Butler!Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
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You or your business can also support the theater by donating items for the auction or raffle. Your contact person is Brenda at 248894-6554. 1920s dress encouraged! LeeTran Food Drive At PublixLee County Transit (LeeTran) will hold its 3rd Annual Food Drive on Sunday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all 33 Publix stores in Lee County. The timing is critical, as food pantries throughout the area are reporting empty shelves due to the prolonged recession and continued high unemployment. From now through September 18, Publix is collecting food donations with the aim of filling the 33 LeeTran vehicles that will transport the food to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. The food bank collects and distributes food to 186 local nonprofit agencies, which in turn feed more than 30,000 people each month. LeeTran launched its Fill Our Fleet to Feed the Hungry food drive in 2009, collecting nearly 50,000 pounds of food; last years total was more than 72,000 pounds. Our goal this year is 100,000 pounds, said Transit Director Steve Myers. Thanks to our partnership with Publix, we think we can achieve that goal. Food collected in May by the National Association of Letter Carriers ran out three weeks ago, according to food bank Associate Director Joyce Jacobs. As a result, member agencies are feeling the pinch at their food pantries, where some have reduced the amount of food they can give each family. People interested in donating may purchase pre-packaged bags of food at any Publix between now and September 18, or may select their own donations. Items that are most needed are peanut butter, canned meats and complete meals, tuna, beans and rice, macaroni and cheese. No glass containers, please. Publix will hold the food until September 18, when LeeTran volunteers will see whether Lee Countys generosity succeeds in filling the fleet. LeeTrans Fill Our Fleet food drive is co-sponsored by the Beasley Broadcast Group, whose five radio stations will be broadcasting from Publix stores between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 18; and The News-Press Media Group. Ray Judah To Speak At Annual MeetingEbenezer Christian Academy of Fort Myers Inc. is having its 1st Annual Meeting Gathering hosted by Architecture Inc. to honor volunteers, introduce the executive committee, and share information about the academy with the community. The event is 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at Architecture Inc., 9681 Gladiolus Drive, Suite 205, Fort Myers 33908. The keynote speaker is Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah, who will talk about the importance of nonprofit organizations in todays society. A silent auction will take place to raise funds to complete the academys center at 2420 Highland Avenue in Fort Myers. Hors doeuvres and refreshments will be served. There is an entry fee of a minimum donation of $20 per person. RSVP by Friday, October 14, to 476-8888 Ebenezer Christian Academy of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the goal of enriching the lives of children in grades kindergarten through 12. The academys mission is to encourage each child to have a positive attitude in life. Its vision is for each child to be a leader and not a follower, to mentor those younger than ones self, to have a love for education, and to respect ones parents, elders and those in authority.
5 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 Coastal Cleanup This WeekendOn Saturday, September 17, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will have its 26th annual International Coastal Cleanup on Sanibel. This is a volunteer effort to rid our coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution and debris. Last year, 400,000 volunteers worldwide removed 6.8 million pounds of coastal trash that can hurt local economies, injure and kill marine wildlife and choke the ocean environment. SCCFS partners in the cleanup are Keep Lee County Beautiful and Baileys General Store. Meet at SCCF, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, September 17 to check in and pick up cleanup data cards and trash bags. Bring your own water to reduce the use of plastic water bottles. Lunch and snacks on the Nature Center porch will be available from 10 a.m. until noon, thanks to Baileys General Store. There will be a dumpster to deposit trash. Last year volunteers picked up 3,216,991 cigarette and plastic filters, which top the worldwide marine litter list. Plastic bags came in second with 1,377,141 collected. Trash in the ocean is one of the most widespread problems threatening our waterways and wildlife and it is all preventable. If you have questions, want to pick your clean up spot, or get your data cards ahead of time, call Dee at SCCF,472-2329. Great blue heron entangled in discarded plastic Sanibel Ballerina To Be Honored At Lincoln CenterSanibel resident Melinda Roy, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and current artistic director of Gulfshore Ballet in Fort Myers, will be presented with the prestigious Jerome Robbins Award on September 30 at Lincoln Center in New York City. This prestigious award, named after world renowned Broadway producer, director and choreographer Jerome Robbins, will be awarded to 26 former and current New York City Ballet ballerinas who worked with Robbins during their careers. The award will be presented by Chita Rivera, star of the movie one of Robbins most famous works, and will be followed by a performance of his ballet In 1970, Jerome Robbins, a preeminent figure in the dance and theater world, established The Jerome Robbins Foundation with the intent to support dance, theater and their associative arts. Before his death in 1998, he expressed his wish that the foundation again extend its resources to the performing arts dance and theater especially, but not exclusively -including what developed into The Jerome Robbins Award. I would like there to be established a prize to some really outstanding person or art institution, said Robbins in 1995. The prizes should lean toward the arts of dance and its associative collaborators but not necessarily be defined by that surround. Robbins cited many callings, from teachers and designers to choreographers and presenting organizations, enjoining the directors to award the prize only when warranted by the distinction of the person, organization or project. Past recipients of the award are Jennifer Tipton, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, New York City Ballet, Brooklyn Academy of Music and San Francisco Ballet. Jerome Robbins (1918-1998) was the winner of five Tony awards, two Academy awards, and was a Kennedy Center honoree. His best known works include and among many others. Melinda Roy with dancers Melinda Roy
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 20116 Nutrition ClassThis workshop teaches healthier choices for better nutrition for the diabetic and/or health conscious person. Included will be healthy tips for cooking and living a healthier lifestyle. It takes place Thursday, September 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The class is for adults 18 years and older and costs $20 for Cape Coral residents, $30 for non-residents. Location is Yacht Club Community Park, 5819 Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral Major credit cards accepted. Call 5740806 for additional information. Monthly Yacht Club MeetingThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club, founded in 1953 and consisting of over 120 members, will be held Wednesday, September 28 in the waterfront Big Game Bar & Grille at Salty Sams Marina on San Carlos Island. The address is 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is ordered off the menu starting about 6 p.m. Potential new members wishing to attend are invited to call Commodore Tom Swanbeck for reservations and additional information, 2926284. People may also learn more about the club at www.FMBYachtClub.org. University Womens LunchThe American Association of University Women will hold a luncheon and speaker program on September 17 at 11:30 a.m. The program is open to the public, and the speaker is Literacy Buddies Robin Gretz. Gretz was one of the first teachers of learning disabled students in Lee County, where she taught for 36 years. She became involved with the Literacy Buddies program upon retirement and soon was hired as an assistant with the Early Learning Coalition Admissiona. Cost of the luncheon is $18, and the location is Royal Palm Yacht Club ,West First Street, Fort Myers. For reservations contact Sondra Marshall, 437-4570. Family Fun Day At Shandler ParkLee County Parks & Recreation and Lee County Sheriff Department are teaming up with Fort Myers Police Department and the Nations Association in hosting a Family Fun Day to promote Schandler Hall Park as a clean and safe environment for all to enjoy. The fun-filled event is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 10am-2pm at Schandler Hall Park located at 419 Royal Palm Park Rd., Fort Myers, Fl 33905. The event will feature a multitude of family fun activities, informational booths by local agencies, free give-aways and, for those who participate, free food provided by Save-a-Lot. The event, Operation Elevation Six It Starts at the Park, will serve as an open forum for community members to receive, as well as provide, law enforcement with pertinent information in an effort to promote a safe environment. For more information, call 6946467. Hortoons BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Canine Country ClubDog Daycare for friendly dogs over four months of age who want to socialize, play, exercise and develop positive behaviors.10970 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 301dogsplayhere.com 931-3647 Everybody is recycling. Why not your gold? 520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEYS) SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COM Team Lily offers the highest return on gold, platinum, silver, loose diamonds, colored gem stones, estate jewelry, coins, silverware and Rolex watches! We treat you and your items with the integrity and honesty you have come to expect from Lily & Co. Always private and secure, we never re-sell your precious memories, they are lovingly recycled and put back into the market. Empty that jewelry box and ll your pocket book today! Call Dan at 239.472.2888 to make an appointment. 520 (A CR S LI LY to make an appointment Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 20117 G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 Join Living MindFULLY Week In Southwest FloridaBe a part of the first weeklong SW Florida Living MindFULLY Festival, spanning from September 16 to September 24. This event is organized by Hearts Path to Mindful Living, a Lee County 503(c)3 nonprofit organization, with a mission of promoting supportive and life-affirming mindfulness-based programs that teach powerful methods for reducing stress and contribute to health and well-being. Mindful living means being open for all that life has to offer as it unfolds in the present moment. In other words, living fully NOW! Events and activities throughout our communities will include free workshops and guest speakers, on topics such as mindfulness for health and stress-reduction, yoga and tai chi, a health fair, sustainable gardening, a Mindful Walk for Peace, mindful parenting, mindfulness in education, and art as a meditative practice. Learn ways to practice mindfulness in your daily life. Studies show it is a healthier and more positive way to live! For a complete listing of events, visit www.pathtomindfulness.org. On September 23, Vermont Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher Cheryl Wilfong, will be at the Eco Center at Rutenberg Park to read from her book The Meditative Gardener: Cultivating Mindfulness of Body, Feelings, and Mind. In her wise, down-to-earth book, Wilfong helps you discover how to cultivate your garden and your meditation practice at the same time. Other spiritual gardening books tell us how to create a tranquil garden. The Meditative Gardener supports us in simply finding tranquility in the garden beside the front door. Instead of being a busy bee, simply be. The Peace Walk on September 24 at Lakes Park in Fort Myers, the highlight of the weeklong activities, is dedicated to inner peace and wellness and to world peace through mindful living. The handicap accessible mindful Peace Walk will be a of a mile long, with a number of designated points for reflection. Following the walk, a host of family-friendly activities and workshops by non-profit organizations awaits the participants. Lee County Parks and Recreation will host a Gardening Interest area, featuring displays and hands-on activities. Pre-registration is recommended to secure your spot in the Peace Walk. PRE-REGISTER at: www.moveswfl. com LivingMindFULLY project partners include: Lee County Parks & Recreation, Hearts Path to Mindful Living, Integrative Mindfulness, HD PR Group, Renaissance School, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, SW FL Naturally, and Cypress Cove Retirement Community. Proceeds from this event will benefit the 501(c)3 onprofit organization, Hearts Path to Mindful Living. This groups mission is to promote supportive, life-affirming mindfulness-based programs teaching powerful methods for reducing stress, contributing to health and well-being. Following is a calendar of some of the planned Living MindFULLY events: Friday, September 16 Making Peace with Your Stress: Try Mindfulness Presbyterian Homes, Lehigh Acres 9:30AMAM Kick Off Celebration Mangrove Gathering Eco Caf, Eco Center, Rutenberg Park Fort Myers 7:30PMPM Saturday, September 17 Coastal Clean-Up Day Florida Friendly Landscaping Workshop Eco Center, Rutenberg Park, Fort Myers 9AM 12 Noon Green Market Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers 8 AM 12 Noon Free Morning Viniyoga Class (bring your own yoga mat) 8AM 9AM Native Butterflies Free Talk 9AM 10AM Sunday, September 18 4th Annual Peace Day in the Park Jaycee Park, Cape Coral 11AMPM Monday, September 19 Free Talks Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 1PM and 4PM Integrative Mindfulness, Bonita Springs Wednesday, September 21 International Peace Day FunRaiser Dinner Sweet Tomatoes, Fort Myers 5PMPM Friday, September 23 First Day Of Autumn The Meditative Gardener Cheryl Wilfong, AwardWinning Author Eco Center, Rutenberg Park, Fort Myers 7 PM Saturday, September 24 National Estuaries Day Living Mindfully Festival And Walk For Peace The mindful walk and festival activities are dedicated to inner peace and wellness and to world peace through mindful living. Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 9am 1pm Green Market Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers 8AM 12 Noon For more information and a calendar of all Living MindFULLY events go to www.Pathtomindfulness.org.Living Mindfully Festival Events From page 1Music Walkis art work by world famous rock concert poster artist Derek Hess. Spirits of Bacchus Featuring live music by Cadence Wednesday French Connection Featuring blues by Bill Metts Franklin Shops Featuring Student Night on the River, North Fort Myers High School Center for the Arts Orchestra, directed by John McDonald. Also featuring Anna Jordan. Red Rock Saloon Featuring Stolen Fruit on stage and Harold Antoine on steel drums outside. Downtown House of Pizza Featuring music by Adam McCardell. Hotel Indigo Featuring Tribal Love in the lounge and a saxophonist in Vino de Notte restaurant. Sidney Berne Davis Art Center Featuring Riddum Runway reggae concert and fashion show. City Tavern Featuring The Drunk Monkeys. Starts at 9:30 p.m. Hideaway Sports Bar Featuring blues guitar by Mike Imbasciani. Indigo Room Featuring live music by rockabilly band Memphis56. Syzygy Gallery Featuring music by Terry Lynn Twisted Vine Live music by Patrick Jerome. The Veranda Enjoy the musical stylings of Gary Goetz at our famous Piano Bar. Check the website for up-to-the-minute performance info or to download an event map: www.fortmyersmusicwalk. com.
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 20118 Along The RiverGet your Gator on this Saturday at The Edison Restaurant & Bar. The University of Florida football team faces the Tennessee Volunteers at 3:30 p.m. Games are featured on the restaurants big screens and there will be drinks, food, live entertainment, fun and prizes. The Edisons Chandelier Bar is a sport fans dream with numerous large plasma televisions. Kick back inside the cool comfort of the bar or step outside and watch the game on the Edisons patio overlooking the Fort Myers Golf Course. Dont forget to eat something while you are sipping Swamp Juice. The Edison offers a full rage of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and home-style comfort food. Stick around after the game for a three-course prime rib or sirloin dinner for $21.95 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 936-9348 or go to edisonfl.com On Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Shell Factory and Nature Park is hosting WeinerFest with the Southwest Florida Wiener Dog Club. Dachshunds, fondly referred to as wieners, hot dogs, and badger dogs, are lovable canines with a large fan-base. In addition to racing at The Shell Factorys Doggy Heaven park, wieners will be judged in fun categories like best trick, best costume, waggiest tail, most obedient, dog/owners look-a-like, smallest wiener, largest wiener and cutest wiener. For humans, there will be a hot dog eating contest, food and cold drinks available. Doggy Heaven consists of an Aqua Dog Sports 40by 20-foot diving pool with dock, a small dog race track and agility and obedience courses. Pooches are always welcome in the parks Dogbones Caf and in all of the pet-friendly gift shops. The Shell Factory and Nature Park is located at 2787 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 9952141 or go to shellfactory.com. Stiff-arm Monday night boredom with NFL action at The Morgan House in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Morgan Houses location in the Patio de Leon provides a soothing backdrop for relaxing, dining and entertaining. It is intentionally designed to be a casual place, extending the experience and bringing together many aspects of the patios convenient location. Sit in the restaurant, at the Terrace Bar or upstairs at Top of the Town overlooking the historic patio. The Morgan House features 14 beers on tap, full liquor bar and daily happy hour. Casual dining is available either inside with four flat screen TVs, outside on the terrace or in the posh Miami-style Red Corner. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers. It is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for lighter fare. Call 337-3377 or go to morganhouserestaurant.com. As local seafood lovers know, The Lazy Flamingo is the place to go for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters, clams and mussels served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. It is also known for giant burgers; best enjoyed with a frosty mug of Fosters on tap. Dont have time to drive to Sanibel or Bokeelia for a Lazy fix? Stop by the Fort Myers location in the Bridge Plaza near the College Boulevard intersection. The newest Lazy Flamingo is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 476-9000 or go to lazyflamingo.com. SNAP LITES WIGS & ACCESSORIESWhere the possibilities are endless....50% Off Select Styles1609 Hendry Street, downtown Ft Myers Open Tues Sat from 10am 4pm Open Later by Appointment239.337.1328 Wiener dogs on parade at The Shell Factorys Doggy Heaven park The Lazy Flamingo in Fort Myers Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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From the first dress collection party hosted in March until the big day, the community really stepped up to make this the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, said Collins. We so appreciate our hardworking volunteers for committing to this labor of love to help our PACE girls. Other major sponsors included the Embassy Suites Hotel, The News-Press Media Group, 96.9 WINK FM, NBC-2, Irresistible Confections, For the Bride, The Get Smart Web, Stephen J. Laquis MD, Home-Tech, Condo & HOA Law Group LC, and Angelinas Ristorante. Dresses still hanging after the event were offered to the PACE girls free of charge. I found five really cute dresses, said Aaliyah, a girl from PACE. I cant wait to wear one to prom soon. Im going to look like a princess. I picked out three outfits as a gift to my mom, said another PACE girl, Jasmine. Remaining inventory will be available for sale throughout the year at Hope Chest Thrift Store at 13821 North Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers with proceeds being shared between PACE and Hope Hospice. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a non-residential delinquency prevention program targeting the unique needs of girls ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as abuse, school truancy, academic failure, foster care, exposure to substance use and/or incarcerated parent(s). To volunteer or learn more, visit www.pacecenter.org/lee. Girls night out for PACE Guests line up for the ballroom doors to open at Embassy Suites Dress shopper Fashionistas go bargain hunting Charity Celebrates 33rd Anniversary With Its First Taste Of The NationsLocal charity Nations Association Charities will celebrate its 33rd anniversary at its first Taste of the Nations event on Tuesday, September 20, at 6 p.m., at the Riverside Community Center, 3061 East Riverside Drive in Fort Myers. The event is being co-sponsored by the Southwest Florida Chefs Association, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Lee Memorial Health System. To date, restaurants that are helping make this venture possible include: Bistro 41, La Venezia Ballroom, Vino de Notte in the Indigo Hotel, and the Pink Shell Resort. They will be serving foods from a variety of ethnic cultures. There will also be music and folk dances for guests to enjoy, as well as a video presentation to give guests a taste of the charitys many programs and services for Lee Countys most in-need and vulnerable citizens. Tickets for the event are $50 per person and $85 per couple. Since opening its doors in 1978, Nations Association Charities has been reaching out to the areas most economically disadvantaged residents the homeless, jobless, and those on the breadline. While providing for the immediate needs of these individuals, Nations tries to equip them with the tools and skills for getting on the road to selfsufficiency. Reverend Israel Suarez, the nonprofits executive director, said the fundraiser is a necessity. Due to the countrys economic downturn, he said, we are having to reach out to more and more people in dire need but having to make do with fewer resources. These are difficult times for everyone. To learn more about this event and Nations programs and services, visit www. nationsassociation.org or call 332-7575. To make donations, mail your check to Nations Association Charities Inc., PO Box 1060, Fort Myers, FL 33902.
Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONMember of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; two miles north of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Summer 2011: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. Phone: 226-0900 Email: email@example.com Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9am Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m. Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning Adult Hebrew Classes Please call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ted Althouse, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org 239-850-3943 CHRIST THE KING 1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers, 432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II An Old Catholic Community Liturgy in English Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.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. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Reverend Dr. Taylor Hill, Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Danny Harvey, pastor Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 4813233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and 11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: All times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens 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 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend 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. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152 www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend 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: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods GroupMESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907 Phone text: 220-8519 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: email@example.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Walter Still, Senior Pastor, Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m. mile south from the intersection of McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus. A congregation of the ELCA. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers, 274-0143 Daily early learning center/day care 8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods 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. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend 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 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org 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 childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays 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, 10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes, Midweek, Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Confirmation Classes, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Lay Leader Diane Seidenstein and Larry Hershman Weekly Minyan: Monday and Thusday morning at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday night from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For Preschool information call 482-1121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located at 10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers and the ponds. Reverend Nadine Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m. Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and Fridays 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m. Call for information 481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.edisonchurch.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201110
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201111 SOFA OR RECLINER STEAM CLEAN $20UP TO 5 ROOMS$99TILE & GROUT STEAM CLEANW/ GROUT POWER WASHER*200 SQ. FT PER RM MAXCARPET STEAM CLEAN W/ PRE-TREATMENT UP TO 5 ROOMS$55*200 SQ. FT PER RM MAXSteaming Mad Carpets LLCLow End Prices, High End Quality(239) 454-3522Elite Cleaning Services Available For:* Carpet & Sofas * Tile & Grout * Oriental & Area Rugs * Mattress Cleaning Good Steward of Good Steward of Jesus Christ Jesus Christ John 3:16 John 3:16$30MATTRESS STEAM CLEAN From page 10Churches/TemplesUNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org 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. CARLENE H. WEHNERCarlene H. Wehner, 75, of Cape Coral, passed away on August 29. She was born on February 24, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, a child of Henning Carl and Helen (Hansen) Benson. Wehner was a resident of Cape Coral for the past three years and previously lived in Fort Myers from 1982 to 2008. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, graduate of Western Michigan University, teacher, real estate salesperson, manager, banker, past president of Sanibel Rotary and a long-term member of First Presbyterian Church. Wehner taught at the Portage Northern High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan; locally she was the Director of Owner Relations at the Sundial and Grand Island Vacations, both on Sanibel where she was active with Rotary. She loved to play the piano, read, do crossword puzzles and her pets. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Wehner, former District Governor of Rotary International. She is survived by her daughter and family, Lisa Plantefaber, Steven Fischel and Henning Fischel of Amherst, Massachusetts; her son, John Plantefaber of Cape Coral; two stepdaughters and their families, Laura Clute and Linda Drenth of Kalamazoo, Michigan; and a brother and his wife, Carl and Pat Benson of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Funeral service will be held privately by the family. Memorial gifts in her name may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or to the American Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com. Voices AuditionsAuditions will be held for interested area singers to join the Voices of Naples, a local community chorus. This 60-member group of men and women performs in Collier and Lee counties and will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012. Under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Douglas Renfroe, the program for this coming season has expanded to six scheduled concerts and will highlight their anniversary with a European Concert Tour to Vienna, Bratislava, Prague, and Budapest in June 2012. Interested singers are invited to audition on Monday, September 19, in Beverly Hall at the Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples at 5:45 p.m. Participants are asked to sing a brief selection to demonstrate vocal ability. The director will conduct vocal exercises to determine voice placement. All four parts soprano, alto, tenor, and bass are welcome to audition. Sight reading ability is helpful, but not required. To schedule an appointment, contact Renfroe at SRODOLOR@aol.com. Gulf Coast WritersLinda Fasulo, president of the Friends of the Library for Collier County and an on-air book reviewer and critic for WGCU radio, will address the Gulf Coast Writers Association on Saturday, September 17, at 10 a.m. at Freedom Hall, Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. Fasulos subject will be: What does a book reviewer look for? She will also discuss ways in which both libraries andcontinued on page 12 OBITUARY A Gathering In Support Of IsraelTwo events will take place during the next two months as a call in support of Israel. Both are open to the public and are free and are being planned by the Florida Stand with Israel committee. Although separate and unique happenings, the goal of each day is to stand with and declare support for Israel. A description of both of the events is noted below. September 18 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs This event represents an inter-faith support of Israel. The keynote speaker will be Chaim Shacham, the Consul General of Israel for Florida and Puerto Rico. The program will be hosted by Pastor Doug Pratt of First Presbyterian Church and will include remarks by Rabbi Jeremy Barras of Temple Beth El in Fort Myers; Pastor Riley Grandell, senior pastor of the Gulf Shore Life Center Church; and Father Robert Garrity from Ave Maria University. The music for the program features talent from Southwest Florida. Performers include cantorist artist Lawrence Dermer and cantorist Jane Galler of Naples. Michael Zion, principal trombonist of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, will blow the shofar. 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In addition to the craft items for sale, there will also be a bake sale, an Artists and Crafters Chinese Auction and a grand prize raffle. Musical entertainment will be provided by Rich Byrnes. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free parking will be provided.
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201112 Feeding Blitzes Tell Us That Fall Is On The Wayby Capt. Matt MitchellLast week, birds and feeding fish started showing up throughout the sound. Bending a rod was as easy as casting spoons, jigs or just about anything small into the activity. Sure, the majority of the fish were ladyfish, jacks, mackerel and trout but if you were looking for non-stop action it was easy to find. These birds and fish feeding on the bait schools are the first sign that fall is just around the corner. Working these bait schools is always a mixed bag of fish. You just never know what else will be around them or right in the mix. Sharks, tarpon and even a cobia or two are possible. The best activity I found was from the north side of Red Light Shoal up to Captiva Rocks. Look for pelicans diving and small white birds picking up the pieces of the bait fish the larger fish are eating. When the action slows, run to the next blitz. This has already started in the bay and should begin to happen along the beaches anytime too. Fishing these blitzes bay and gulfside is all about fishing your way up the food chain. Start out with a simple lure on light spinning tackle to catch a few ladyfish and whatever else is feeding. Then hook up one of the fresh-caught ladyfish either live under a float or cut up on the bottom on a larger rod, put it in the rod holder and see what happens. Any time there is this much activity going on, there are bound to be larger predators around. High tide redfish fishing was not so hot for me last week. We did manage a few redfish here and there up to 27 inches but no one spot was really on fire. Most of the reds caught ate cut baits and were caught under the trees. Mangrove islands in the northern sound were too packed with floating grass to even get a bait up under the trees. The no-motor zone in Wulfert Keys produced a few fish as did mangrove shorelines south of Demiere Key. Fishing whichever side of the sound the wind was blowing into seemed to help. Fishing the passes was still a good bet during the lower stages of the tide. Both redfish and snook could be caught in the faster moving water. Though Im never really thrilled fishing around the full moon, the stronger tides in the passes did give up a few fish on baits drifting along the bottom. Most of the catchandrelease snook action was on smaller size snook than in previous weeks. Shark fishing the deeper natural channels in the northern sound during the incoming tide has been the most consistent bite around. Cut chunks of mullet fished on a large circle hook with a small piece of wire caught lots of blacktip, bull and lemon sharks. These fish are hard fighting and a blast to catch. Just about any deeper slew in sixto nine-foot water feeding in from one the passes will hold these fun game fish. Fiveto six-foot sharks were common anytime during the incoming tide. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe 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 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to email@example.com. Hunter Jolly with a 26.5-inch redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell last week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER 1 472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane Fish IdentificationThis class is geared for those new to Southwest Florida or new to fishing. During this class, students will learn how to identify a wide variety of fish that can be found on grass beds, reefs, and ledges. Samples of live fish and marine life will be present. The class is for those age 16 and older and will be held Tuesday, September 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. The fee is $10 for residents, and $15 for non-residents. The location is the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Pre-registration is required. Call the yacht club at 574-0806. From page 11Gulf Coast Writerslibraries friends groups can aid in promoting the works of writers. Admission is $5 for non-members, $3 for members, and first-time visitors are free. For more information on the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit www.gulfwriters.org. For more information on the September 17 meeting, email Joe Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register For TournamentRegistration is open for the Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) Athletics annual Fall Slam Fishing Tournament which will be held on October 1 starting at 7 a.m. There is a mandatory captains meeting on Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. on the campus of McGregor Baptist Church. Registration fee is $300 per boat which includes a maximum of four anglers. To participate in the tournament, become a sponsor, or seek additional information, visit www.swfca.com. You may also contact Wayne Russell at 4255401 or Micky Franklin a 633-8206. Prizes and awards, including student prizes for the largest red fish and trout, will be presented at a dinner following the tournament. A silent auction will also be held at that time. All proceeds will go to SFCAs Booster Club.
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201113 The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining Specials Every Day Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDS Shanna Clark caught this nice pompano Friday, September 2, around 10:30 a.m. during a strong outgoing tide in Pine Island Sound. She was using live shrimp on light tackle. What a great fight! Shanna Clark Fish Caught CROW Case Of The Week: The Curious Armadilloby Emilie AlfinoAn adult male nine-banded armadillo came into CROW August 10 from Fort Myers. He was very listless and unresponsive, just lying on his side. His gums were really pale and the left side of his shell had deep cuts. The cuts didnt go all the way through the shell but there was dirt, drainage, and some scales were falling off. We were very worried about him, said Dr. Jess Brugler. To start with, mostly because of his dull attitude, the doctors best guess was that he had been hit by a car. Thats what usually does it for the armadillo, Dr. Jess said. We cleaned the wound, got all the dirt out with saline solution, bandaged it, and gave him an injection of antibiotics and some pain medications. They left it at that for the time being, put him in a cage, and left him alone. The same treatment was repeated the next day and staff started feeding the armadillo a soup slurry comprised of a special kind of canned cat food made for animal hospitals. If we put it up to his face so he could smell it, he would lap it up, Dr. Jess explained. Although he would eat if coaxed this way, he was still lying on his side, still dull, as staff continued to manage his wound and hope for the best, keeping him on pain medications. Then, a surprise: just three days after his arrival, someone found his cage door open. Staff looked all over the hospital until someone finally sniffed him out armadillos have a very strong, musky odor. He was hiding behind a big box in the corner of the office. He started walking really well and we fed him a couple of tubs of night crawlers, Dr. Jess said. Armadillos slurp them up just like spaghetti. Its hilarious to watch. The curious guy started walking all over the exam room after eating. He was no longer on pain medications but still needed to have his wound cleaned and topical antibiotic cream applied. By August 17, his wound was healing well around the edges but less so in the deeper portions, Dr. Jess said. She continued to flush it with saline and antibiotic flush and keep the topical cream on it. He started eating more three tubs of worms two times a day, and there are 20 worms in each tub. Yes, thats 120 worms and he was always looking for more, which Dr. Jess said isnt surprising. An armadillo can eat four tubs twice a day 160 worms, according to Dr. Jess. And his curiosity continued, wounded or not. If we forgot to shut a door, he would walk in there and check everything out, Dr. Jess laughed. He got another antibiotic injection; each such injection lasts two weeks. His wound continued to heal beautifully. On the 30th, the antibiotic cream was discontinued as there was no more bleeding or discharge from his wound. Everything was pink and healing. We switched to golden yellow salve, a staple here at CROW, Dr. Jess explained. He was released on August 31, just 21 days after he was admitted. Upon his release, he started right off looking around, as curious as he had been in CROWs offices. His turnaround was sort of funny and not a treatment I would recommend for another armadillo just escaping from his cage, Dr. Jess cautioned. But he was a good guy. CROW staff knew their patient was improving when he escaped from his cage and started wandering around the clinic Lakes Park Nature WalkA nature walk with a bird patrol guide will take place Saturday, October 1 at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced guides pointing out the many species in this Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Walkers meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus. Turn right. Drive to end of road and continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station. Arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576 This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Its free with paid parking. Parking is $1 an hour or $5 all day. Common Yellowthroat Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201114 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATERCall for departure time 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians 2 1 2 1 for forUp to $25 ValuePresent this coupon for complimentary admission when a 2nd admission of equal or greater value is purchased. Offer not valid w/ any other discount or promotion. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Discount applies to regular prices. Expires 11/18/11 Cultivating Carrots And Peace In Your Own GardenCheryl Wilfong, author of will visit Fort Myers as part of the weeklong Living MindFULLy Festival, organized by Hearts Path to Mindful Living. On Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m., Wilfong will be at the Eco Center at Rutenberg Park to read from and discuss her book. In her book, Vermont master gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher Wilfong offers a rich bouquet of meditations. She invites readers to stroll beside their flowerbeds, appreciating them just as they are, and noticing the joy they bring. Maybe all the weeding or planting isnt done, but readers will learn to appreciate that they are doing the best they can. uses the tools of mindfulness and kindness to discover how to cultivate a garden and a meditation practice at the same time. Other spiritual gardening books tell people how to create a tranquil garden; supports readers in simply finding tranquility in the garden beside the front door. Instead of being a busy bee, simply Call Mary Robinson of Hearts Path of Mindful Living at 277-0646 for event details or visit www.pathtomindfulness.org. Plant SmartBalsam Appleby Gerri ReavesBalsam apple ) is a member of the cucumber or gourd family and is native to tropical Africa and Southeast Asia. Also commonly known as balsam pear, it was introduced early in the U.S. as an ornamental. In1810, Thomas Jefferson planted it in his flower borders at Monticello. Almost everyone living in South Florida has seen this weedy vine and noticed its propensity to cover a fence, tree trunk, or even the ground in no time. It often flourishes alongside native Virginia creeper ( ) and muscadine grape ( in natural areas. Fortunately, clearing away balsam apple is easy, so delicate are the stems and lacy leaves. But it will come back in no time if the roots and seeds are not eradicated. Notable characteristics include the strong earthy odor emitted when the stems and leaves are broken. Also, the warty fruit is an attention-getter, bright yellow-orange against the thick green foliage. The seeds, however, are a riveting sight reminiscent of a 1950s bodysnatcher movie. The fruit splits open to reveal scarlet arils, or seed coverings, that contrast sharply with the interior orange pulp. The leaves have five or seven lobes. Tendrils similar in structure to those on the native corkystem passion vine ( aid balsam apple in climbing, clinging, and spreading. The five-petaled yellow flowers measure about an inch across and bloom throughout the year. Male flowers produce only pollen, the female flowers the bumpy fruit. The ripe fruit and the seeds are toxic to humans and can kill dogs if ingested. However, many people tout the medicinal properties of salves and teas made from the plant. Sources: by Roger L. Hammer, ifas.ufl.edu; and monticello.org. Balsam apple easily climbs a trunk and takes over a tree canopy Slender clasping tendrils enable the vine in climbing and clinging to almost anything Balsam apple, a member of the gourd family, produces small bumpy fruit photos by Gerri Reaves To advertise in Call 415-7732 Introductory Class To Florida-Friendly LandscapingJoin Florida Yards and Neighborhoods for an introductory class to learn the nine principles that guide Florida-friendly landscaping in Lee County. Taught by Lee County Extension Master Gardeners, each principle is explored in class, so students can apply what they learn to their own yards. Plant selection and placement, efficient irrigation, proper mulching, and techniques to obtain a beautiful and healthy yard will be discussed! The class takes place Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers. The cost is $8 per household. To register go to http://lee.ifas.ufl. edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC. For more information call 533-7514. This class is taught by Lee County Extension staff and Master Gardeners and is sponsored by Lee County Extension and the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program.
Shell Point Presents Its 5th Annual Southwest Florida Symphony Series The Southwest Florida Symphony will visit Shell Point Retirement Community, offering three concerts as part of the 5th Annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series hosted by the community, according to Dawn Boren, director of resident life. Two of the concert performances can be purchased as a package deal for $32. Those two are Schumann and Brahms on November 7, and Bruch and Beethoven on March 23. Tickets for them as individual concerts would be $20 each. An additional concert, Timeless Treasure Holiday Pops, will take place on December 19, with tickets available for $25. Southwest Florida residents have clearly shown a strong love and support for symphony music with the number of performances that the Southwest Florida Symphony offers, said Boren. The residents of Shell Point thoroughly enjoy having some of the concerts taking place here on our property so that they can enjoy the concerts close to home. On November 7 at 7:30 p.m., Southwest Florida Symphony Conductor Michael Hall has programmed three masterpieces from the great 19th century romantic composers Schumann and Brahms.Schumanns is a beautiful work from beginning to end. The cheerful and pastoral by Brahms is among the best-loved works by the composer. The second concert in the package, Bruch and Beethoven, takes place on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Bruchs is one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire. Beethoven himself reportedly considered his as one of his finest works. As a bonus this year, this concert series will also offer Timeless Treasures Holiday Pops, on December 19 at 7:30pm. Composer, arranger, and conductor Jim Stephenson brings his fresh take on timeless treasures of the holiday season, featuring many of his own arrangements created especially for members of the Southwest Florida Symphony. Vocalist Sara DellOmo, the first female featured soloist with the presidents own Marine Band, joins the orchestra in presenting swinging versions of popular holiday favorites. Tickets for this concert are available for $25. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2067 or visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. The concerts are held in The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. Southwest Florida Symphony Conductor Michael Hall Southwest Florida Symphony musicians concentrating on their playingTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201115 Fine Italian Dining751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL239.395.4022www.iltesoro.netReservations Suggested BUY ONE ENTREE, GET ONE FREE!Buy one entree, get one entree of same or lesser value (Up to $25) free. Not to be used with any other promotion, or on any holiday. 18% gratuity will be added to the check before the final discount. Coupon must be presented with order. One per table, please. Daily from 5-6pm. Expires 9--11. 30 Art Walks The Runway And Edison College Presents A One-Act Play At The Sidney & Berne Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents wearable art and art couture at Octobers Art Walk. Artists and fashion designers from Southwest Florida will be showing some of their canvas-to-runway designs. The fashion show takes place on October 7 at the Art Center, 2301 First Street in the River District, downtown Fort Myers. Helen Gerros statement-making, bold range of designer womens wear and handpainted dresses are an example of art couture. Gerro will feature designs from three of her collections at Art Walk. At 6:30, see her casual collection of Gerro painted jeans and short party dresses. At 8 p.m. she will showcase her artsy evening collection of dark, gothic fashions with headpieces galore. The 9 p.m. finale will be her must-see, haute art couture day glow collection. Coming from a large family in rural Minnesota, Gerro taught herself the rudiments of sewing and design at an early age. She has been sewing and creating clothing for herself and friends since age nine. I moved to New York at the age of 21, and thats where I really learned about the fashion industry and the garment district. Thats where I was really inspired and learned how to develop my own line and take it to the market from sketch, design, line, collection, sales and manufacturing to delivery. After three years, fate brought Gerro back to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she sold her own line, Gerro, to fine department stores such as Dayton Hudson, Marshal Fields and Nordstroms, as well as boutiques throughout the U.S. The year before Hurricane Charley, she and her husband moved to the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida, where she set up a small specialty shop/studio selling her dresses and art. You can find her gallery/studio at 207 East Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda. Maria Pia of Dore Designs will be showing some pieces from her collection at 7:30 p.m. Dore Designs is a nationally recognized name in ballroom fashion. Some of their gowns have been seen on the reality television show, Dore Designs, Inc. was founded in the 1970s by Dorothy Salcedo so that her son could be dressed for his career with Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Although the company has grown from Dorothys guest bedroom to a 6,000-square-foot space with a staff of 25, its mission remains the same: cutting edge fashion, the finest of fabrics and unsurpassed quality of construction to produce the best ballroom, skating, pageant and evening gowns available in the United States and beyond. At 7 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m., Edison College will present by Rolin Jones. It premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays (Actors Theatre of Louisville) in 2008 as part of a longer work called Doors open at 6 p.m. for this evening of fashion and theatre.
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201116 Artists Work At Downtown EateryThe management of The Veranda restaurant in downtown Fort Myers will officially dedicate their second-floor private dining room to renowned wildlife artist Richard Evans Younger during Art Walk Friday, October 7. The room, which is the largest of The Verandas private dining rooms, has long been known as the Younger Room because of the artists prints displayed on its walls. Recently The Veranda owners added a private collection of prints donated by the artists son and Fort Myers resident Richard Dickie Younger II. A total of 12 prints are now included in the restaurants collection displayed in the Younger Room and Porch. A special showing of Younger originals from the familys private collection that have not been made public before will be displayed in the Verandas courtyard from 6 to 10 p.m. during the October 7 Art Walk. Some of these pieces were painted specifically for our family members, Dickie Younger said. Richard Youngers wildlife work exemplifies the historical and southern charm of our restaurant, said The Veranda owner Paul Peden. Our families have been friends for years, and we are very honored to make an official place for Richards famous prints within The Verandas home. Born in Missouri in 1927, Richard Evans Younger was one of Americas most renowned wildlife artists. A noted painter and sculptor, Richards favorite subjects were wildlife and endangered species. His work is displayed around the world in private, business and government collections. When limited editions of his paintings were first published in Europe in the late s, it was considered to be the foundation for the limited-edition print market that established quickly in America and continues to flourish today. The artist attended the Kansas City Art Institute and later returned to Missouri to Split Rail Fence, Younger Atwater Prairie Chicken, Younger Tickets On Sale For Celebrity Waiter Dinner And Auction Tickets are on sale for the 3rd Annual Stars for Kids Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction benefiting Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc. A dozen local celebrities have signed up so far to be celebrity waiters at the event on Saturday, October 8, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Individual tickets are $100 and may be purchased by calling 278-1002 or visiting the website at www.ccswfl.org. Among the luxury items to be auctioned is an opportunity to drive a Porsche for a long weekend (Friday to Monday), courtesy of Porsche of Fort Myers; tickets to a Miami Dolphins game (along with two pre-game on-field passes and VIP parking); tickets to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game with a tailgate party; and jewelry from Dunkins Diamonds. Vacation packages include a long weekend in the Sonoma Wine Country with a vineyard tour; a weeks stay in Beaver Creek, Colorado; and a three-day, two-night stay at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. And we will have some priceless artwork created by the children in our centers, said Beth Lobdell, executive director of Child Care of Southwest Florida. We want everyone to have fun, enjoy a scrumptious meal prepared by the chefs at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, and be generous in their tips to help support our kids. NBC-2 Anchor Kellie Burns and Auctioneer Scott Robertson (who also is vice-chairman of the charitys board of directors) will share duties as mistress and master of ceremonies. Celebrity waiters confirmed so far include Lee County Commissioner Ray continued on page 17 Mistress of Ceremonies Kellie Burns of NBC-2 Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer Scott Robertson Lee County School Board Member Jeanne Dozier and Lisa Cronin of CCMI as celebrity waiters Downtown Diva Stephanie Davis Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah as a celebrity waiter
From page 16Celebrity WaitersJudah; Lee County School Board Member Jeanne Dozier; David Plazas of The News-Press Media Group; Downtown Diva Stephanie Davis; Andrew Seymour, vice president and assistant general manager of Miracle Baseball; Bob Beville, sales manager of Waterman Broadcasting; Lisa Cronin of CCMI; Greg Frith of Fireservices; Lucy Costa of Promotional Incentives; Steve Bowen of Stephen R. Bowen Construction; and Don Molloy and Bob Sheehan of Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home. At a celebrity waiter dinner, guests ask the celebrity waiter at their table to serve their meals and perform extra duties in exchange for additional tips. The waiter who collects the most tips from his or her table wins the coveted 2011 Most Appreciated Celebrity Waiter Award. Funds raised during the evening will be used to support the mission of the agency and to provide scholarships for low-income children to receive child care in the six centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc. Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc. is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for children from infancy through age eight at its six child care centers in Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, it offers training for early childhood professionals and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes throughout Southwest Florida. The agency must rely on generous donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to low-income children. Child Care of Southwest Florida is a United Way agency. For more information, call Linda McNabb at 278-1002 or visit www. ccswfl.org. receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts. He was commissioned by the late Julius Fleischmann to research and paint his collection of waterfowl. Later, his paintings were featured in earning him the title Audubon of Fish. More of Richards paintings were used in the and ; and he collaborated with botanist Julia Morton on the in which he did watercolor paintings of the plants and flowers. His work was also featured in A resident of Fort Myers since the 1950s, he passed away in 2008. Dad loved to hunt and fish, and he regarded himself as a naturalist and a great lover and observer of natures treasures, said Dickie Younger. The Veranda was one of his favorite places in Fort Myers so he would be pleased to know he has permanent place within its walls. Younger added that some of the originals as well as prints are for sale. I know my father would want someone who would enjoy the pieces left in his estate to have them. He would want them to be seen. The Veranda is located at 2122 Second Street in two turn-of-the-century Victorian homes. For more information about the October Art Walk at the Veranda or Richard Youngers collection, call 2258003. 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.comIf you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! Spoonbill Model Courtyard HomeImmaculate and well decorated 3br/3ba w/separate living room, large open kitchen and family room. All but one bedroom open to the private courtyard and large pool with covered dining area. 2 car garage with extra storage. Only one of a handful of homes currently listed under $400,000 out of the 352 total houses in the community.Social or Golf membership on the member owned Golf and Country Club is optional but available. The homeowners association is in excellent nancial condition with no assessment history, all unique and valuable assets to investing in the home ownership within the community. Offered for $395,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239-898-8789 Punta Rassa CondoThis bright Punta Rassa end unit with an entertaining balcony off the dining area affords a truly idyllic portrait with the ever changing magni ence of the sunrises and sunsets. Wind rated hurricane-proof windows and doors. Neutral tile in kitchen area through the lanai. Boaters delight in this location with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Social membership to the Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club is included. Amenities include 3 shing piers, tennis courts, shuf e board, new bathrooms and pavers, pool & hot tub enhancing this Paradise by the Sea. Offered for $367,555 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. Jonathan Harbour Waterfront Building SiteThis lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $749,000. Contact Ralph & Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825 Crown ColonyThis 2 level King sher Model has been modi ed from 4 bedrooms to 2 master suites and a guest room. Upstairs master can be recon gured to 2 bedroom layout. Pool and spa overlook lake with Southern exposure. This home is totally complete. Beautifully nished and furnished. Furniture is included (with few personal exceptions) and golf membership transfer is included but not required. There are too many details & extras to list, so call to see it soon! Contact Larry Hahn 239-898-8789 New Listing at Sanibel Harbour Yacht ClubA great dry slip for only $43,000, that will accommodate a boat that is 30x10x12. Enjoy the ve star luxury boating lifestyle at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club, membership includes Valet Parking, limo Service, unlimited boat launch from sunrise to sunset, a strict no tipping policy, wholesale pricing on food beverage and fuel. A rst class owners lounge, access to a swimming pool and complete boat wash down & engine ush after each use. Contact the Walters Team: Tracy Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540 Great OpportunityAuthentic Florida Honky Tonk. Live Music Daily. Three parcels and two buildings combined with a thriving restaurant and bar business. The Cracker Box is known for its great live music which reigns six nights a week, fresh seafood and homemade recipes. Take over the lucrative business or put in your own restaurant, bar or retail business. A great opportunity. Adjoining lots included in the sale. Offered for $795,000. Contact the Walters Team: Tracy Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201117 Our email address is email@example.com Cheetah Heads, Younger
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201118 Grilled Florida Yellowfin Tuna With Rosemary 4 four-ounce fresh tuna steaks, cut 1-inch thick 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fresh rosemary sprigs (optional) Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. Brush both sides of steaks with oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle kosher salt, pepper, garlic and rosemary evenly onto fish then rub in with fingers. Preheat grill then reduce heat to medium. Place fish on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through grilling. Garnish with fresh rosemary. To broil, place fish on the greased unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once halfway through broiling. Yield: four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 147, Calories From Fat 31, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 0.61g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 51mg, Total Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 27g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Grilled Florida Yellowfin Tuna With Rosemary Stockings For The Troops Event Planned Again For NovemberRed Cross volunteers are preparing holiday stockings to be sent and distributed to the U.S. military to demonstrate support for our troops who serve overseas. The goal for the project this year is 1,000 stockings. The stockings are being made by volunteers. Monetary donations are currently being sought from private businesses as well as individuals to help cover the cost of postage and shipping overseas. The following items are being solicited and have been requested by the military: Entertainment Items: (playing cards, dice, hackey sacks and puzzle books) Powdered drink mixes Travel Size Hand Sanitizer, individual tissue packs, pre-moistened baby wipes Small Nerf footballs Sunglasses (UV-rated) Individually Wrapped Candies and chewing gum Sample sizes of hand cream, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner Drop-off deadline date for the items is November 5. If you wish to contribute, you may drop off donations at the American Red Cross: Lee County Red Cross: 7051 Cypress Terrace #110, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Collier County Red Cross: 2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, FL 34119 www.gulfcoastredcross.org www.gulfcoastredcross.org There will be a stocking assembly event at Athrex Headquarters in Naples. For more information, call: Collier Deanna Cleary 239-596-6868; Lee Jeremy Gentile 239-278-3401. Stockings for the Troops is sponsored by: Arthrex and Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Vitas The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nations blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization not a government agency and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org. GROW Africa 5K Run/WalkThe 2nd Annual GROW Africa 5K Run/Walk At Cape Harbour will start between the two towers Saturday, September 24. Registration is at 5 p.m. and the race starts at 6 p.m. Call 222-6882 to register GROW Africa is a nonprofit 501(c)3 that builds wells in remote Africa to provide water to those with little or no access to water. Its purpose is to increase quality and longevity of life by meeting the most basic human need water. The annual 5k is to raise awareness and funds to provide this water while promoting health and fun locally in Southwest Florida. The race will be run rain or shine; no refunds. For the safety of all participants, any and all unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades/skates/skate boards, shoes, strollers, head phones and pets are strictly discouraged. Anyone disregarding these instructions is increasing his or her risk of injury and assuming full responsibility for all injuries incurred. Hot and humid conditions may exist; drink plenty of fluids before and after the race. GROW Africa offers discounts for teams of five or more, as well as for teams of 10 or more! The pre-registration price is $20 adult, $17 youths under age 18. Race day entry only is $25 for all ages. For more information, log on to www. growafricainc.org. Registration and payment deadline is Friday, September 23 to: GROW Africa, The Run Shoppe, 3512 Del Prado Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33904. From page 12Feeding BlitzesWith fall just around the corner, fishing options just keep getting better and better. I know it has not really started to cool off yet but in the next few weeks we will start to notice it even if its just the humidity dropping a little. Migratory fish that pass through our area every spring and fall are just starting to show up. Some of the first ones to flood in every year are Spanish mackerel and ladyfish feeding on the massive schools of small baitfish. Just behind them will be the king mackerel and bonita along the beaches. We will even have a few last chances to get a tarpon before they are gone until the spring. Some of the most wide open tarpon bites I can ever remember were at the end of September to the middle of October Rolling fish will be found both close to the beaches and in the bay. These fish will be mixed in with Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and glass minnows. Bumping into rolling tarpon is a good possibility this next month so dont leave the dock without a few big rods on board just in case its your lucky day. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 One Of The Worlds Top Golf Instructors Proves That Golf Is Much More Than A Gameby Ed FrankHe taught golf in 34 countries to more than 250,000 people in clinics and private lessons. He is the author of 11 books on golf and is a member of four golf hall of fames. He is senior director of golf instruction at the exclusive Trump International Golf Club. And, at 75 years old, he can still drive the ball more than 300 yards. Dr. Gary Wiren (he holds a doctorate from the University of Oregon) is considered one of the top 10 golf instructors in the country and we had the opportunity last week to attend one of his clinics and talks sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors. To list his amazing accomplishments in the world of golf would fill volumes, but most significant is the fact that he is one of only three professionals in the world to be inducted in both the PGA Hall of Fame (2006) and Golf Magazine World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame (2007). On the serious side, Wiren takes great pride in working with youngsters, not only teaching them the fundamentals of the game, but stressing that golf provides important lessons in life namely honesty, perseverance, responsibility, sportsmanship and integrity. Humorous, articulate and dressed in Scottish knickers, tie and cap, Wiren provided five stories to amplify the five principles that golf teaches. Honesty The great Bobby Jones, while playing in a U.S. Open, saw his ball move slightly while addressing the ball. He called a penalty on himself and lost the Open by that single stroke. What other sport do you know where players call a penalty on themselves, he asked? Perseverance Dennis Walters faced a promising career on the PGA circuit until a car accident left him a paraplegic. His dream of playing before large crowds appeared ended when doctors told him he could never walk again. But he developed an entertaining trickshot routine performed regularly at some of the biggest tournaments the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. His philosophy is simply if you have a dream dont ever give it up. Responsibility Andy North had committed to Wiren that he would do a one-day presentation at the PGA National Academy of Golf for Juniors in Boca Raton, Florida. The promised date was just two days after the conclusion of the U.S. Open that was being held that year in Denver. North had yet to win on the PGA Tour, but come Sunday and the final round found him leading the Open. He held a one-stroke lead going into the 18th hole and the kids in the camp were going crazy thinking the new U.S. Open champ would be arriving in just two days.He blasted from a bunker to within five feet of the pin and needed the five-footer to capture the title. He paused twice over the putt before rolling the ball into the cup for the win. The academy erupted in cheers.North spent the night with interviews, phone calls and celebrations followed by a commitment the next day in Detroit for a luncheon and afternoon golf event. And Thursday was the start of the Canadian Open in Toronto. Detroit to Toronto was sure closer than Florida to Detroit. But North had made a promise to Wiren that I will be there. He flew that night to Florida to fulfill his responsibility the next day to those junior golfers. Sportsmanship While playing in a tournament, golfer Tom Kite observed that his playing partner (and opponent) was preparing to hit a shot with his feet slightly beyond the out-of-bounds line. He quickly told his partner before the shot was taken, saving the golfer a two-stroke penalty. Integrity The entire world was pulling for Hall of Famer Tom Watson to win his sixth British Open when he needed only a par four on the last hole for the 2009 title. His second shot skimmed over the green and his chip back on the green left him a difficult putt to save par. There was a collective moan among millions watching the Open when he missed that crucial putt forcing a playoff in which he lost. But when he met the media afterwards, his first remarks were, Come on this isnt a funeral. I just didnt get the job done. We usually think of golf as entertainment and challenge. Dr. Gary Wiren has devoted a lifetime showing that it is much more. Gary Wiren MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOP
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201120 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Do you have any hints about taking tests? My children, who are in middle school, seem to be having lots of tests and quizzes every year and they are getting a bit nervous. I want to be able to help them with tests and need some good ideas. Jennifer, There are many useful strategies for test taking. As you work with your children to prepare for tests, it is important to assess their level of anxiety. Some anxiety is normal and may even enhance their performance but too much anxiety can result in extreme nervousness, an inability to remember the information they have studied, shortness of breath and other symptoms. If you note any of these behaviors, you should speak with the teacher and/or guidance counselor to understand the situation more completely and get them some assistance if needed. Here are some good test-taking tips: Being well prepared for the test is the best way to reduce test-taking anxiety. Space out studying over a few days and review class material frequently. Dont try to learn everything the night before. A daily exercise program will keep stress levels lower. Something simple like a 20to 30-minute family walk or bike ride would be highly beneficial. A good nights sleep before the test is important. Stay relaxed; if you begin to get nervous, take a few deep breaths slowly to relax yourself and then get back to work. Read the directions slowly and carefully. If you dont understand the directions on the test, ask the teacher to explain it to you. Skim through the test so that you have a good idea how to pace yourself. Working too slowly or quickly causes mistakes or may not leave you with enough time to finish the test. Write down important formulas, facts, definitions and/or key words in the margin first so you wont worry about forgetting them. Concentrate on your own test. Dont worry about how fast other people finish their tests. If you dont know a question, skip it for the time being and come back to it later. Focus on the question at hand. Dont let your mind wander on other things. There are also very precise strategies for specific types of tests such as multiple choice, true/false, essay, short-answer and oral tests that are easily found online. Most often, however, teachers will clearly list and explain exactly what will be on a test. Staying calm, learning the information completely, listening to the teacher, and reading the directions carefully generally results in success on tests. Fort Myers Student Enrolls At Huntingdon College, AlabamaJacob David Kistel has enrolled as a first-year member of the Class of 2015 at Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama, the largest incoming class in more than 40 years. Kistel is a graduate of Bishop Verot High School and business administration major from Fort Myers. He has served in a mission experience in Panama and was the offensive MVP for his high school football team. He plans to participate in the NCAA-Division III Huntingdon Hawks Football Team. International Students, Scholars Welcomed At University ReceptionFlorida Gulf Coast University invites the community to attend a showcase of international initiatives and formal welcoming of international students, scholars and study abroad participants during the 15th Annual International Reception, 5:30 p.m., Friday, September 30 in the Student Union Ballroom. To date, we have had over 75 countries represented by our international students, said Elaine Hozdik, International Services director. Additionally, a number of our students have studied abroad as part of their educational experience to places such as Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, China, Dominican Republican, Germany, Ghana, Sweden, Costa Rica, Italy, New Zealand, Peru and Spain. Our faculty host several colleagues from abroad each year and engage them in teaching and collaborative research. Co-sponsored by FGCU International Services and the Student Government, the event is an opportunity to become acquainted with FGCU students and scholars from other countries or students who have studied abroad. FGCU will highlight its international and domestic students, staff and faculty to fellowship together with community members, and develop a deeper interest and understanding of various cultures and study abroad opportunities, said Timothy Gjini, associate director for International Services. A sampling of foods and flags from the students homelands will be part of the reception. Several local cultural or international community organizations will also participate. For information, contact Elaine Hozdik at 590-7925 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Childrens Advocacy Center Of Southwest Florida Names DirectorsChildrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC) has named its 20112012 board of directors. Officers on the executive committee consist of: Paul Martin, president; Richard Durnwald, vice-president; Charles Idelson, treasurer; Peter Seif, secretary; and Bruce Schultz, immediate past president. Additional board members include: Kellie Burns, Jeff Graddy, Anne Hansen, Larry Hart, Mark Loren, Rosemary Meza, Liz Paul, Samantha Scott, Cynthia Shafer and Marty Valiant. Former president Bruce Schultz will remain on the board as immediate past president. Newly titled but not unfamiliar to the CAC executive committee, Martin of the Bonita Bay Group will take on the responsibilities of president. Martin previously served as vice president and treasurer of the 2010-2011 board. The CAC is excited to welcome back returning board officers as well as new committee members and is looking forward to a successful and positive 2011-2012 year. Sustainability Manager Named One Of Top FortyTessa LeSage, manager of Lee Countys new Office of Sustainability, was selected as a 2011 Top 40 Under Forty in the September issue of She was honored for establishing the countys strategy to achieve sustainability, both within the organization and throughout the community. LeSage, who has a masters degree in public administration and is accredited in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), joined Lee County in August 2010 as its first sustainability programs manager. Charged with establishing the new Office of Sustainability, she uses her experience in policy development, implementation and planning to help the county balance its economic, social and environmental resources. The goal: Ensure that people will always want to live, work, and play here. During the Office of Sustainabilitys inaugural year, LeSage established several interdepartmental teams to create a more holistic and efficient approach to decisionmaking saving money and resources while promoting innovation. She earned the county several sustainability-focused grants and led the countys effort to create a sustainability assessment, the first step toward the development of a comprehensive sustainability plan. The assessment is expected to be complete in early 2012. Prior to joining Lee County, LeSage worked for a local nonprofit organization developing and implementing policies to address a variety of community challenges, including mental health, substance abuse and criminal justice issues. Most recently, she provided planning expertise for two local planning and civil engineering firms. Having grown up in Lee County, LeSage is dedicated to making this community second to none as it faces the challenges of today and the future. This honor is really a testament to the Board of County Commissioners and county administrations dedication to charting a more sustainable course for our community, LeSage said. It is my pleasure to implement their thoughtful vision and distinguish Lee County as a sustainability leader. Airport Bonds Are Refinanced Southwest Florida International Airport completed a sale of $174 million Airport Revenue Refunding Bonds on August 4. The purpose of the transaction was to refinance the outstanding portion of the countys Airport Revenue Bonds, Series 2000A, originally issued in 2000 for $291 million to finance the new terminal complex in Fort Myers. The Lee County Port Authority took the opportunity of a strong rally in the municipal market to sell the airport bonds at very favorable interest rates. The refinancing will result in approximately $9.37 million of present value savings for Southwest Florida International Airport or an anticipated $730,000 in annual savings through 2032. This recent transaction is in addition to a July 2010 refinancing package of $119 million Airport Revenue Bonds with an annual savings of nearly $520,000. Together, these transactions will result in approximately $1.25 million in annual debt service savings. Southwest Florida International Airport and Lee County started the refinance process of the remaining bonds in October 2010. However, due to rising interest rates the governing board elected to postpone the transaction. As rates began to fall in April 2011, the port authority reinitiated the process, which led to the successful sale of the Airport Revenue Bonds, payable from the net revenues generated by the operations of the airport. The senior underwriter on the transaction was Citi and the financial advisor was Public Financial Management, Inc.
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201121 Financial FocusBe Aware Of Key Benefits Of Life Insuranceby Jennifer BaseyYou may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And while a whole month may seem like a long time to focus on life insurance, its actually a good opportunity for you to realize the important role that life insurance can play in your life. Unfortunately, many people dont have sufficient insurance. A recent report by LIMRA, a research and consulting group, shows the following: Individual life insurance ownership among U.S. households has reached a 50-year low. Three out of every 10 households (about 35 million households) currently have no life insurance an increase of 11 million households since 2004. These figures help explain why the nonprofit LIFE Foundation coordinates Life Insurance Awareness Month each September. Simply put, many people dont realize how many ways life insurance can help them and their families. To be specific, life insurance can: Educate your children. If you were to die prematurely, your life insurance policy can pay, in whole or in part, your childrens college education. And if you live a normal life span, life insurance can help to pay for your grandchildrens college education. Pay off your mortgage. If you have sufficient life insurance, the death benefit can pay off your mortgage so your family wouldnt have to move. Help pay for your spouses retirement. Your spouse might be counting on sharing some of the money you eventually withdraw from your retirement plans such as your 401(k) and IRA to help with his or her retirement. If you were to die early, your spouse, as beneficiary, would receive the existing account balances in these plans, but your future contributions would, of course, die with you. Help pay for your retirement. You dont even have to die to reap some benefits from your life insurance. If youve purchased some form of permanent insurance, such as whole life or universal life, you have the opportunity to build a cash balance. And through policy loans or withdrawals, you can tap into this cash to help you pay some of your expenses during retirement. Help you leave the legacy you desire. Life insurance can be an important part of your estate plans. To use life insurance properly for estate planning, consult with your legal advisor. Of course, one big question you may ask is this: How much life insurance do I need? Youve probably seen those estimates that say you should have insurance thats worth a certain number of years times your annual income. While this might not be a bad estimate, its not a hard-and-fast rule for every single individual. The amount of insurance you need will depend on a variety of factors: your age, income, size of family, value of home, employment situation and so on. Your financial advisor can help you determine the level of insurance thats appropriate for your needs. Now that youve seen how life insurance may help you over the years and youve got a sense of how to determine the amount of coverage you need, you can appreciate the message behind Life Insurance Awareness Month So take it to heart and make sure youve got the proper insurance plan in place. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. 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Your Full Service Generator Company Serving Lee County 2244-15 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Call 472-1841 for information or a Free Consultation Home Generator SystemsVOTED BEST OF THE ISLANDS 20+ YEARS Lic. #S1-11850 Nonstop Service To DenmarkThe Lee County Port Authority has announced that Scandinavian tour operator Comefly will bring back its nonstop weekly service between Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Aalborg (AAL), Denmark on December 19. The flights will operate on Mondays from December 19 through April 9. We are thrilled that the service to Aalborg will be returning in December to Southwest Florida International Airport, said Robert M. Ball, executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. It took a regional marketing effort to bring in the initial Denmark flights. We know that our community business partners including area visitor bureaus, hoteliers, attractions and shopping outlets were very pleased to see our Scandinavian visitors this summer and will be happy to have them here during the winter season. Aalborg is the fourth largest city in Denmark where the Vikings founded a settlement. It has developed into one of the busiest trading centers in the country and is also known for its 300 restaurants and microbreweries. The Denmark service is provided by Monarch Airlines using an A330 aircraft with a two-class configuration of 358 seats. Monarch is one of the United Kingdoms major providers of low-cost scheduled flights, but also is a key supplier of aircraft and seats to the tour operating industry. For more information about the flights and to make reservations, visit the Comefly website at www.comefly.dk.
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201122 Solar Solutions12995 S. Cleveland #235A Fort Myers, Fl 33919 239-466-8605 www.FLDayLight.com SOLAR SOLUTIONSCelebrating our 10 year anniversary Solatubes Are Solatubes Are Perfect For Perfect For Dark Kitchens, Dark Kitchens, Bathrooms And Bathrooms And Living Rooms Living Rooms $525 10 Watt Fan or 10 Solatube Installed (Shingle roof only) New Solar Powered Attic Fan Helps Lower Electric Bill 10, 20, 25 & 40 Watt Avail. The management of Shell Point Retirement Community has announced its decision to convert the Country Inn & Suites hotel located at the entrance to the community into a new assisted living facility called The Springs at Shell Point. The hotel, which is owned by Shell Point, has been in operation since 2001. Its last official day of operation as a hotel was Monday, September 12, and a major renovation will begin immediately to convert the building into the nonprofit communitys third assisted living facility. The reason for the conversion from hotel to healthcare facility is primarily an economic one, said Peter Dys, president of Shell Point. When we launched the hotel in 2001, the economy was booming and so was tourism in Southwest Florida. However, shortly after we opened the hotel, this area was hit by a major hurricane, followed by a real estate bust and economic downturn, and finally the impact of the BP oil spill. These factors hurt the local economy and definitely had a negative effect on tourism in this area. In the meantime, the senior population of Lee County will continue to grow as baby boomers retire to Southwest Florida, creating a greater need for additional healthcare services, Dys added. It just made sense to take this building and utilize it for a better purpose to support our organizations ministry and mission to provide comprehensive residential and healthcare services to senior adults. Bob Southern, director of project development for Shell Point, will be overseeing the renovation of the facility. According to Southern, the anticipated cost of the facilitys conversion is estimated at $2 million. When complete, the new assissted living facility will offer 105 units. The estimated opening is February of 2012. The Springs will be the third assisted living facility at Shell Point. The community opened the Kings Crown on The Island at Shell Point in 1987 and added The Arbor in The Woodlands at Shell Point in 2005. We are excited about the addition of this third facility, said Rita Southern, director of assisted living and resident support services for the community. Both the Kings Crown and The Arbor remain almost fully occupied and with the increased population of baby boomers coming into this area, there is a growing need for additional assisted living in Southwest Florida. Since opening, the Kings Crown and The Arbor have been able to accommodate the residents of our community as well as offer a limited number of residences to the public. The Springs will be a new concept for our community in that it will primarily serve individuals from the public who were not previously residents of Shell Point. This is a positive addition to our healthcare continuum in that we will be able to meet the needs of a significantly increased number of senior adults throughout the Southwest Florida region, and it is well-timed in anticipation of this areas growing senior population, said Southern. The location of The Springs at the entrance to Shell Point is less than two miles from the Sanibel causeway. This excellent location, as well as access to Shell Points comprehensive resident activities and healthcare services, are just two of the many benefits that future residents of the facility will enjoy. The facility will also provide a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing, and a professional activities leader who will coordinate high-quality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth. Non-binding priority reservations are now being taken during the construction phase of the facilitys renovation to allow individuals to reserve a unit and plan ahead for their move into The Springs. Case managers and a moving coordinator will be available to help individuals or families make the transition as smooth and simple as possible. For information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request a brochure, call 454-2077 or email email@example.com. Car Seat InspectionsSafe Kids Lee/Collier Counties, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and other members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition are offering free car and booster seat inspections on National Seat Check Saturday, September 24, in recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week September 18 through 24. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Estero Fire Rescue, 21500 Three Oaks Parkway in Estero. Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will help families learn how to secure their children properly. Call 343-5224 for an appointment. Attendees are asked to bring the child(ren), the child safety seat(s), car seat instructions and vehicle instructions. Spanish-speaking technicians will be in attendance. Motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death among children ages three to 14, due in large part to the non-use or improper use of child safety seats and seat belts, said Lina Quintana, child advocate at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. It is important that all children are properly secured in the appropriate car seat, booster seat or seat belt, which offers the best protection for children in the event of a crash, Quintana added. Child Passenger Safety Week provides the opportunity to teach parents to make the tough choices to keep the entire family safe. In addition, Safe Kids of Lee/Collier Counties reminds the public that all passengers are required to wear seat belts on every trip, ensuring that everyone who rides in the car is buckled up and that all children 12 and younger ride in a back seat in a properly installed child restraint appropriate for the childs age and size. This years theme is Back to 2! The theme reinforces the message to parents and caregivers to keep their toddlers in a rear-facing car seat until age two or until they reach the maximum height and/or weight for their car seat. This information was recently published in an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Additionally, research in a 2007 study published in the journal showed that children under two years old are 75 percent less likely to die or be severely injured in a crash if they are riding rear-facing. For more information visit www. safekids.org. LMHS Streamlines CommunicationsA new, state-of-the-art telephone and fax system at the Outpatient Center at HealthPark Commons, Lee Physician Groups Bass Road offices, and HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center will provide more advanced communication capabilities and better patient care. The new telephone and fax system by Cisco will launch September 12 through 21. This means every telephone and fax number at the locations mentioned above will change between those dates. All new numbers will have a 343 exchange. The new telephone system has a daily reporting feature that helps identify which departments are receiving the highest volumes of calls at what times of the day, so staff can be adjusted during peak call times to decrease wait times and improve customer satisfaction. Our primary goal is to get the new telephone system up and running with no or minimal disruption to day-to-day operations, said Mike Smith, Lee Memorial Health System chief information officer. Our staff will be at these locations during the transition to provide support, and we ask that everyone bear with us during this time of transition. If you call one of the old telephone numbers at the off-site locations after the new phone numbers go live, one of three things will happen: The main department number automatically will be forwarded to the new number for all of the off-site locations. If the individual you are calling rerecorded his or her voicemail greeting, you will receive a voicemail message stating the new telephone number. You will receive a notification that the number no longer is in service. If this occurs, you should call the main department number or the main number for the location, and your call will be transferred. For a list of new numbers, go to www. LeeMemorial.org/phones/index.asp. Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Medical Plaza One, Lee Memorial Hospital and the Medical Office Center, Outpatient Center at the Sanctuary, and the Lee Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation already have the new Cisco telephone system. For more information, see the list of Frequently Asked Questions at www. LeeMemorial.org/phones/faq_bass.asp. Rita Southern Peter Dys Existing Hotel To Be Converted Into New Assisted Living Facility
23 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 2011Dr. DaveMosquito Baitby Dr. Dave HepburnI take my Aunt Bertha with me to a lot of functions, specifically outdoor functions.Wow she must be cool! Well no, not really. Shes 5 tall and 5 across. She sweats like an artesian well and her dentures have a life of their own.But mosquitoes love her and always select her over me. So I dress her up in a dark muumuu and take her with me to BBQs and bonfires, and when I go hunting at night, I get her to hold the flashlight for me. She is my own personal citronella coil. For those of you who think this is mercenary of me, buzzzzz off. Keep in mind that she gets free burgers and plenty of exercise slapping at her neck and ankles.Why are some people mosquito magnets while others, like myself, are so completely repulsive?Bertha is among the 20 percent of people who are high attractor types, not to be confused with highly attractive types. Noting that Bertha is rather Rubenesque and tends to give off a pong like a hockey bag in a Phoenix summer, mosquitoes, who typically will hone in on dark, odiferous objects, salivate when she is in the area.The main smell that attracts these flying syringes is CO2, better known as what my sons like to power their BB guns with prior to firing them indiscriminately in the direction of the neighbors greenhouse. Those with higher metabolic rates produce more carbon dioxide, as do larger people and pregnant women. In addition, other smells, emanating from: estrogen, exercise-induced lactic acid and even acetone from your breath, mark you as a good landing spot. Your body temperature, or warmth, can make it worse. Mosquitoes may flock to pregnant women because of their extra body heat.Here are a few other fascinating facts for dinnertime discussion tonight, should that discussion tend in the direction of mosquitoes, Revenue Canada or other blood-sucking pests. Some mosquito species are leg and ankle biters; they cue into the stinky smell of bacteria on your feet. Other species prefer the head, neck and arms perhaps because of the warmth and closeness to carbon dioxide released by your mouth. Mosquitoes are more attracted to women than to men, particularly ovulating women. Given the choice, mosquitoes would usually rather bite a blond. Absolutely true! In fact, my blond friend, aware of this, bought a large scarf for a recent bonfire. (She returned it later saying that it was too tight.) Mosquitoes like to aim for moving targets. The Maple Leafs are bite-free. Biting increases 500 times during a full moon so... reduce your full moons under a full moon. When female mosquitoes drink blood, they leave a small puddle of urine on their victims skin. Adds a little insult to injury. Only females make that annoying high-pitched sound. Mosquitoes, too. The more times you get bitten by a particular species of mosquito, the less youll react to that species over time. Great? Theres more than 3,000 species worldwide. Garlic mosquito repellant is fairly effective. Also significantly reduces vampire attacks. Mosquito zappers may be popular, but they very rarely capture mosquitoes.Mosquito traps that are most successful are those which emanate the same odors, CO2, octenol, and heat as Bertha. Personally I just use Bertha herself, adding, You would look absolutely incredible as a blond. Trust me, Im a doctor. Even though they seem to move quickly, the average mosquito can only fly up to 1.5 miles per hour. The one exception is the one, obviously into the Red Bull, that spent the entire night in my tent last week flying at approximately 1,500 mph. Most mosquito species can only fly about 300 feet before they need to rest. They leave you, fly 150 feet, turn around, and 150 feet later, stop for a rest. A mosquito flaps its wings between 400 and 700 times per second. Ralph Swanson, the man who counted these flaps, will attest to this if you talk to him up at the sanitorium. I stop in and see him when... I go to pick up Bertha. the Doctor is In(sane), Parkinsons Expert To Speak The Hope Parkinson Program, a program of Hope HealthCare Services, will host a special in-person presentation by Ramon Rodriguez, M.D., director of the Movement Disorders Clinic and Clinical Trials Center at the University of Florida. It will take place on Friday, September 23 at 11:15 a.m. at Hope HealthCare Services, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers.Dr. Rodriguez will discuss current events and developments related to Parkinsons disease. Everyone interested in the latest information on Parkinsons is invited to attend at no cost. To RSVP, email michelle.martin@ hopehcs.org or call 985-7727. THE TEAM LEADER WHO SAW A DISEASE STEAL HER MOTHERS PAST AND IS DETERMINED NOT TO LET IT TAKE HER DAUGHTERS FUTURE. alz.org/ walk800.272.3900 B E A PART OF THE MOVEMENT T O RE C LAIM THE F U T U RE. S TART A TEAM. JO IN A TEAM. Alzheimers Association. All Rights Reserved.FORTMYERS|CENTENNIALPARK|OCTOBER22|8AMMom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, Thirty years ago our second son was born and he was severely handicapped. We gave him the best of care, but his care and responsibility destroyed our financial security, our marriage and our normal son suffered because he did not get the time and attention needed for his care. Our handicapped child died at 23 years of age. Our oldest son is married and they told me his wife is six weeks pregnant. On a recent visit I told her I had read a medical article that said some doctors are telling their pregnant patients not to go into saunas or hot tubs in the early stages of pregnancy because the high heat may cause problems for the developing child. My daughter-in-law listened and two hours later I saw her go into their very hot, hot tub and stay for 40 minutes. The following day she did the same. I made no comment and left after my two-day visit. I could hardly leave soon enough. Why do you think she would act this way in light of our familys history with a handicapped child? Dear Margaret, I am sorry, and I am sure your daughter-in-laws actions felt like a slap in the face and disrespectful to your family history. Unfortunately I have found, no matter your experience, it is very difficult to be a prophet in your own land. I can only imagine that this issue is of critical importance to you. Perhaps your son would be a more receptive audience. Dear Margaret, I cannot imagine why your daughterin-law would do anything that would endanger her developing baby. Many people, young and old, will not take advice given by anyone. I once heard a heart surgeon complain that he tries so hard to help his patients and many will not take his advice to help themselves. It must have been difficult for you not to say something in response to her actions, but she seems to be determined to decide for herself what she will do and what she will not do.
PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) After much traveling this year, youre due for some settled time with family and friends. Use this period to check out situations that soon will require a lot of serious decisionmaking. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep that keen Bovine mind focused on your financial situation as it begins to undergo some changes. Consider your money moves carefully. Avoid impulsive investments. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youll need to adjust some of your financial plans now that things are changing more quickly than you expected. All the facts you need havent yet emerged, so move cautiously. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Personal and professional relationships dominate this period. Try to keep things uncomplicated to avoid misunderstandings that can cause problems down the line. LEO (July 23 to August 22) That elusive goal youd been hoping to claim is still just out of reach. But something else has come along that could prove just as desirable, if only you would take the time to check it out. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to get away for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Youll return refreshed and ready to take on the workplace challenge that awaits you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Confidence grows as you work your way through some knotty situations. Watch out for distractions from well-meaning supporters that could slow things down. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Consider spending more time contemplating the possibilities of an offer before opting to accept or reject it. But once you make a decision, act on it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Youre in a very strong position this week to tie up loose ends in as many areas as possible. Someone close to you has advice you might want to heed. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Congratulations. This is the week youve been waiting for: After a period of sudden stops and fitful starts, your plans can now move ahead with no significant disruptions. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Youre in an exceptionally strong position this week to make decisions on many still-unresolved matters, especially those involving close personal relationships. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The new moon starts this week off with some positive movement in several areas. A special person becomes a partner in at least one of the major plans youll be working on. BORN THIS WEEK: You work hard and get things done. You also inspire others to do their best. You would do well heading up a major corporation. On Sept. 22, 1598, English playwright Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter after a duel. He was very nearly hanged, but his ability to read and write saved him. He claimed benefit of clergy, which allowed him to be sentenced by the lenient ecclesiastical courts. Jonson was as famous in his time as Shakespeare. On Sept. 21, 1866, H.G. Wells, pioneer of science fiction, is born in Bromley, England. In 1895, he published his classic novel The Time Machine, about a man who journeys to the future. The book was a success, as was The War of the Worlds (1898). On Sept. 20, 1881, Chester Arthur becomes third president to serve in one year. The year began with Rutherford B. Hayes in office. Hayes served out his term and turned over the reins to James A. Garfield. Four months later, Garfield was shot by an assassin but did not die until Sept. 19. Vice President Arthur was then sworn in as president. On Sept. 24, 1890, faced with the eminent destruction of their church and way of life, Mormon leaders reluctantly issue the Mormon Manifesto in which they command all Latter-day Saints to uphold the laws of the nation and abandon polygamy. On Sept. 23, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt is forced to defend his dogs honor and his own reputation. Critics had circulated a story claiming that Roosevelt had accidentally left Fala behind while visiting the Aleutian Islands earlier that year. They accused the president of sending a Navy destroyer, at taxpayer expense of up to $20 million, to go back and pick up the dog. On Sept. 19, 1957, the United States detonates a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel in Nevada. The test was part of a series of 29 nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons safety tests known as Operation Plumbbob. On Sept. 25, 1981, Sandra Day OConnor becomes the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice in history when she is sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger. After graduating from Stanford law school in the early 1950s, no law firm in California would hire her because she was a woman. It was Hungarian psychiatrist Thomas Stephen Szasz who made the following sage observation: If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. The worlds most popular fruit is the banana. In the United States, people consume more bananas than apples and oranges put together. Thomas Jefferson was an inventor as well as a statesman, but he refused to take out patents on any of his ideas. He believed that inventions should benefit all of humanity, not just himself. According to those who study such things, the average American believes the ideal age -that is, the best year of his or her life -is 32. And when 30-somethings are asked when old age begins, the majority of men say its in the late 60s, while more women believe old age begins in the 70s. That iconic symbol of the Old West, the Pony Express, was based on the mail system used throughout the Mongol Empire in the 13th century. However, the Mongol riders often covered 125 miles in a single day, which was faster than the best record held by a Pony Express rider. In Nazi Germany, it was illegal to name a horse Adolph. Unless youre from Central Florida, youve probably never heard of the small town of Ocoee. So you might be surprised to learn that during World War II, Ocoee earned the distinction of sending more men, per capita, to serve in the military than any other town in the United States. It ought to be plain / how little you gain / by getting excited / and vexed. / Youll always be late / for the previous train, / and always in time / for the next. -Piet Hein THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW1. GEOGRAPHY: Most of the Sierra Madre mountains are located in what country? 2. MATH: What term is used to describe an irrational number such as pi? 3. HISTORY: Before the start of the Civil War, in what city was the Confederacys provisional constitution adopted? 4. ART: What was artist Picassos rst name? 5. TELEVISION: What was the Bionic Womans name? 6. OPERA: Who composed the opera The Magic Flute? 7. SCIENCE: What is the most abundant element in the known universe? 8. LANGUAGE: What does the acronym GOP stand for? 9. LITERATURE: Who wrote the book The Naked and the Dead? 10. MUSIC: What does the musical term allegro mean? TRIVIA TEST1. Mexico 2. Transcendental 3. Montgomery, Ala. 4. Pablo 5. Jaime Sommers 6. Mozart 7. Hydrogen 8. Grand Old Party 9. Norman Mailer 10. Lively and fast. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ1. In 2010, Arizonas Stephen Drew became the third shortstop in major-league history to have at least three consecutive seasons of at least 10 triples. Name either of the other two to do it. 2. Name the last Philadelphia Phillies pitcher before Roy Halladay (21 in 2010) to win at least 18 games in a season. 3. Who set the NFL record for most touchdowns scored by a rookie? 4. Name two of the three mens basketball coaches who immediately preceded Brad Stevens at Butler. 5. When was the last time before 2011 that the Boston Bruins were in the Eastern Conference nals? 6. How many times was Ronaldo named FIFA World Player of the Year during his 18-year soccer career? 7. Who is the oldest mixed martial arts athlete to win a major championship?1. Minnesotas Zoilo Versalles (1963-65) and Jose Reyes of the New York Mets (2005-08). 2. John Denny won 19 games in 1983. 3. Chicagos Gayle Sayers had 22 touchdowns in 1965. 4. Barry Collier (1989-2000), Thad Matta (2000-01) and Todd Lickliter (2001-07). 5. It was 1992. 6. Three times -1996, 1997 and 2002. 7. Randy Couture was 43 years, 255 days old when he won the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title in 2007. ANSWERSTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201124
THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201125 deaRPharmacistHoly Basil Is A Heavenly Herbby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Im concerned about diabetes. Im overweight, and it runs in my family. My sister has your diabetes book and said you recommend Holy Basil, among other herbs and nutrients. Is that the same as regular basil and would you tell me more? I think Holy Basil a fabulous herb. This herb has been prized for centuries and is considered a sacred plant. It is related to other types of basil, but its not the same as the fresh basil you buy in American supermarkets (which is great too), or the dried spice form. Holy Basil acts as an adaptogen in the body, meaning it helps you adapt. It protects cells, improves endurance and helps you cope with stress by supporting adrenal and thyroid function. Holy Basil is also called Tulsi in Ayurvedic medicine; both terms refer to the herb known in Latin as Whatever you call it, it delivers! Compounds in Holy Basil have been shown in clinical trials to nourish the pancreas, and specifically help generate healthy new beta cells. These beta cells are the bodys insulin-production factories, and insulin lowers blood sugar. See the connection? Holy Basil helps other cells in your body open up their receptor (their door), which welcomes insulin like a long lost friend. This is a beautiful thing, because it lightens the load on your liver and precious adrenal glands. You may notice fewer cravings for sweets. Hey, getting your hand out of the cookie jar could mean faster weight loss! Listen up if you have high cholesterol or triglycerides. Conventional medicine might call for statin drugs to reduce these markers. Studies suggest that Holy Basil can help reduce blood fats which, as you know, contribute to heart disease and remain a devastating complication of diabetes. Holy Basil happens to be a potent antioxidant, sweeping away damaged cells that could run amok. Tulsi happens to also have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. I hate fungus. Im all about killing bad germs, and growing good ones (probiotics). With that in mind, consider Holy Basil this fall to reduce the risk of cough and cold. I drink Holy Basil every day, in the form of tea (its called Tulsi Tea), and I keep the tea bags in my purse so at restaurants, I just ask for a cup of hot water and steep it at my table. Holy Basil is stronger when taken as an oral supplement. Organic India, New Chapter and Source Naturals all make commercial brands. As for safety, its been used for eons and has an impressive track record, but because it lowers blood sugar, I dont want you to combine it with prescribed diabetes medication unless you closely monitor your blood sugar and remain supervised by your doctor so he can reduce medication dosage when necessary. Youll find other simple recommendations to manage diabetes and weight in my new book available at book stores nationwide and Amazon. The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Conference On Childrens Mental HealthThe Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Florida Institute of Government and College of Education will present The First Childrens Mental Health Conference 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Saturday, October 22 at the FGCU Student Union Ballroom. The conferences goal is to create an alliance between mental health professionals and the community. FGCUs Florida Institute of Government plans to hold the event annually. Problems resulting from mental health disorders in children can include misbehavior, school failure, suicide, school dropout, substance abuse and other problems. This conference will address some of the problems associated with mental health disorders in children and youth, and will provide insight into what the community can do to make a difference. Workshops include diagnosis and treatment in adolescent psychiatry, Lee County Schools ESE & Services, helping children with bipolar disorder succeed at home, school and beyond. Cost to attend is $25, and includes a light continental breakfast and box lunch. The cost to attend with five contact hours for Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Healthcontinued on page 27
REMODELING CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING BUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusTREE & LAWN CARE CO NS TR UC TI ON /R EM OD EL IN G Landscaping Tree Service Stump GrindingLandscape Design Ponds Waterfall Installations Landscape Refurbishing Pepper ClearingLicensed & Insured Free Estimates* Jesus Hernandez LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 www.jesuslawncare.com REMODELING COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGYPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY My name is Sasha, and Im a one-year-old female dachshund mix. My coat is dappled instead of the usual dachshund colors. If youd like to adopt a dog that will always look like a puppy, Im your girl. Im already as big as Im going to get. When you consider how cute and personable I am, too, it should be an easy decision to make. Adoption Fee: $45 during Septembers Labor of Love Adoption promotion. Im Candy, a female domestic short hair. Im black-and-white and two years old. Im a very petite cat so you might think Im still a kitten, especially since I act a lot like one. I love to play and its hard to pick my favorite activity because there are so many. I like feathers on a stick and those balls with bells are great for playing soccer. You could have the best of both worlds if you adopt me because Im also very people-oriented. I love curling into a little ball on my back when I snuggle with my favorite humans. Adoption Fee: $30 during Septembers Labor of Love Adoption promotion. Puppies $50 (regularly $95), Kittens $50* (regularly $75), Adult Dogs $45 (regularly $75), Adult Cats $30* (regularly $50), and Senior Pets (six years and older) are always $25. Kittens and cats are always two-for-one. Candy, ID #512217 Pets Of The Week Sasha, ID #514731 photo by squaredogphoto.comTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201126
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Other Positions Available Throughout the Year: Clerical/Office Help, Fundraising, Special Events/Community Outreach, Educational Outreach and Grounds Maintenance. For information, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at: 239-472-3644, extension 229 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org RS 3/25 NC TFN PRIME SPACE FOR LEASERetail, Office, Take Out, Etc. Attractive Rates Offered! Islander Center on Sanibel Prime Periwinkle Frontage High Traffic Tenants Excellent Parking Immediate Occupancy Local/Pro-Active Owners Flexible Space Available Call Today! 239-850-7888SR 4/30 B TFN J&A BUSINESS CONSULTING, INC. Joe Kruzich President MBA FINANCE Bookkeeping Services Sanibel, Florida 33957 Call: 239-579-0537 NS 8/26 CC 10/14 TEACHER ASSISTANTNeeded at The Sanibel School. Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.NS 9/2 NC 9/23 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 9/2 BM TFN MARY ALICE HADLEY HAND PAINTED STONEWARE POTTERYA complete service for 10 to 12 in everything from mugs, plates, bowls, and many extra pieces. Serving plates, pitchers, butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, bean pot, candlesticks, you name it. The complete set would retail for over $2500, buy it for $900. All Hadley pottery is painted, glazed and then kilnred at 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly resistant to chipping and scratching. It is lead-free and oven, microwave and dishwasher-safe. Each hand-crafted pottery piece is signed by an artist trained by a protege of Mary Alice Hadley, and is the mark of genuine Hadley stoneware. Call 466-4707. RS 9/2 NC 9/23 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.RR 9/2 CC 9/23 TIME TO SAY GOOD BUY! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK HELP WANTEDBIG ARTS on Sanibel is seeking a seasonal House Manager. For details and complete job description, contact Jessica at email@example.com or 239-395-0900.NR 9/9 BM 9/16 HELP WANTEDJerrys Foods is looking for a responsible person to shop and deliver grocery orders. They need to know their way around both islands Sanibel & Captiva. Must have a dependable vehicle preferably a van to haul the groceries. Call Mark at 472-9300.NS 9/16 BM 9/16 BUILDING SUPERVISORThe Sanibel School Full Time, Benefits, Tolls paid Call Maureen McMenemy 239-472-1617NS 9/16 NC 10/7 ESPERANZAS CLEANING SERVICE15 Years Experience Lee And Collier County Good Rates 239-218-8376RR 9/16 CC 10/7 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 9/16 NC 10/7 FOR RENTSpace for rent. 2,100 sq. ft. Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 239-558-5230.RS 9/16 BM 10/7 MOVING MUST SELLLight wood (laminate) Corner TV Stand, very sturdy & excellent condition. The stand has 2 side cupboards for storage and 2 adjustable shelves in the front for DVD/VHS, etc. components. I bought this new for over $200. It would accommodate a at screen TV. Dimensions are: 35 wide in the front with 11 corner cuts and a back width of 20 1/2. Total depth is 19 1/2. It stands 23 1/2 tall. Please contact through craigslist or call 239-297-2557 if youre interested.NS 9/16 NC 9/30 READ THE RIVER WEEKLY ONLINE:www.IslandSunNews.com
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Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732 Emergency...................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce...........................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol.....................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol..................................278-7100 Poison Control....................................1-800-282-3171 HealthPark Medical Center.................1-800-936-5321 Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare..................425-2685Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce............454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library..............................463-9691Lakes Regional Library......................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce.............931-0931Post Of ce...........................................1-800-275-8777Visitor & Convention Bureau.........................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts.......................................939-2787 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio......................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers.............................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481-4849 BIG ARTS.....................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light..................................334-2999Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488 Florida West Arts..........................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800Harmony 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 Angel Flight...................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center...................................731-3535American Business Women Association.............357-6755 Audubon of SWFL.........................................339-8046 Audubon Society...........................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................321-4620 Cape Coral Stamp Club................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists................................415-2484 Friendship Force Of SW FL..........................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334 Horticultural Society......................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees)............................482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America.............731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL........................667-1354 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.....................765-4254 or 454-8090Fort Myers Edison.............................................694-1056Fort Myers South..........................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands.................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..............................................482-0869 Lions Clubs: Fort Myers Beach..........................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon...................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers...............................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County.................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.............................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers.............................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society.....................472-6940United Way of Lee County.................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233 Burroughs Home..........................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park..................................321-7558Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site.................239-992-0311Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101 Skatium............................................................321-7510Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430True Tours....................................................945-0405THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 201130
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