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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 37 SEPTEMBER 23, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Growing Organic In Small SpacesMost people dont have a farm, or even a big yard. In fact, many live in apartments or condos and dont have a yard at all. But they would still love to grow at least some of their own vegetables and herbs to supplement their familys diet with fresh, organic produce. Its entirely possible here in Southwest Florida, and a good place to learn how to begin is at an upcoming free workshop called Growing Food in Small Spaces at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. The Alliances GreenMarket manager, Santiago De Choch, will cover what and when to plant; the best growing mediums and fertilizers; stakes, trellises and hanging baskets; sunlight and water requirements; small raised beds and more. He will demonstrate how to plant, transplant and trim edible plants, and there will be a Q&A session following the class. The workshop is free with a $5 recommended donation to help the alliance sponsor future classes. Attendants are encouraged to bring paper and pens to take notes. The GreenMarket is every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon. Its continued on page 14 A GreenMarket workshop Container gardening City Of Fort Myers Mayor Visits Heights Elementary First GradersMayor Randy Henderson visited Heights Elementary IB (International Baccalaureate) World School to conduct a town hall meeting with the 1st grade students. The students were completing a unit of study on how people develop ways to establish and maintain order in a society. Students discussed the importance of having rules, essential agreements and procedures in place in order for everyone to be safe. Samantha Morales, Chris Viola, Mayor Henderson, Nathan Longo, Vanessa Moran, Gabriel Kaye, Arielle Vonville, and Braden Vogel Conservatory Art Show, ClassesOn Wednesday, September 28 the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is hosting the first in a series of Conservatory Art Shows from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Watch video, view art, play games and enjoy food prepared by students of The Conservatory and participating artists. The theme for September is Trees, Birds and Johnny Appleseed. Now through April 30, the art center is holding Conservatory Art Classes. Under the direction of arts educator, artist and freelance writer Janie L. Hemenway, the conservatory offers on Tuesdays and Wednesday mixed media open sessions from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m., after-school youth art projects from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and individual and family-oriented evening art programs from 5 to 7 p.m. The artworks produced during these classes and workshops will be featured in an art show on the last Wednesday evening of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. The conservatory will also hold silent auctions and offer raffle tickets so that everyone in the community can help complete the second floor renovations through donations, contributions and their enrollment in classes and workshops. Classes, workshops and the Last Wednesday Conservatory Art Shows are centered around monthly themes: Pumpkin Time (October), Being Thankful (November), Candle of Light (December), Chinese New Year of the Dragon (January), Hearts & Flowers (February), Everything Green (March), and Honor the Earth (April). Director Hemenway has taught art at continued on page 4 Artwork from adult and child workshops will be on display monthly at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowStewarts Drug Storeby Gerri ReavesDecades ago, downtown had more drug stores than you could shake a stick at, as the saying goes. Tom Tinker Stewart, who grew up in Fort Myers and now lives in Oregon, well remembers one of them: his fathers first store, Stewarts Drug Store. My dad bought the store from Peewee Franklin I think it was in the early s. My fathers given name was Willie Warner (WW) Stewart. A lot of locals thought Willie was a nickname and called him William and Bill at various times, but Willie was his real name. Stewarts Drug Store lay on the south side of Main Street between Jackson and Hendry Streets. WW Stewart ran the business at that same site from about 1923 to 1949, first serving as manager before buying the business from Franklin. An advertisement from the 1920s lists some of the items visible in the interior photo of the period: Prescriptions, Toilet Articles, Stationery, Cigar & Tobaccos, Soda Fountain. A collegial, neighborly attitude prevailed in the downtown business community of Stewarts youth, at least among drug stores, he says. If a store didnt have a needed item, they would call another drug store and either borrow or buy it to resell to their customer. These were the days of honest and faithful retailers and most of the customers were the same! Stewarts didnt sell newspapers and magazines, but always sent people to Ryals Drug Store just around the corner on Hendry Street. continued on page 6 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: press@riverweekly.com. 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 RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 20112 The interior of Stewarts Drug Store in the 1920s. Pictured from left: unidentified customer, owner WW Stewart, Bob Stewart, and Peewee Franklin courtesy of Tom Stewart Stewarts Drug Store in the late 1940s on the south side of Main Street just east of Hendry Street courtesy of Sue Bennett Grimes and the Southwest Florida Historical Society The drug store site today photo by Gerri Reaves

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 20113 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! Ding Days Technology Monday Gets Techies Outdoors Inspired by Ding Darling Refuges new iNature Trail along Wildlife Drive, the weeklong Ding Darling Days debuts Technology in the Outdoors Day this year on Monday, October 17. Public school children are off that day and they, their parents and techies of all ages are invited to attend a full day of events that combines gadgets with nature. Special tours and demonstrations will introduce visitors to the 10-station iNature Trail along Wildlife Drive, where they will use smartphones and tablets to scan QR codes and connect with interactive YouTube videos for a free ranger-narrated tour. Other demonstrations included GPS-based Earth-caching at the refuge and the education centers eBird Trail Tracker computer, where guests can identify birds and their songs and enter their refuge sightings. Throughout the day, visitors can watch short films featuring seven of the 550-plus refuges throughout the nation. Films begin every hour on the hour in the education center auditorium starting at 9 a.m. The 22nd annual Ding Darling Days kicks off on Sunday, October 16, with Family Fun Day and closes with Saturdays Conservation Art Day, October 22. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge sponsors Ding Darling Days with support from Tarpon Bay Explorers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other private and business partners. For a full Ding Darling Days schedule, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com, or call 472-1100. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and refuge nature shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 239-472-1100 ext. 4, or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Ding Darling Days sponsors include Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill, Oceans Reach, Times of the Island (TOTI) Media, Sundial Beach & Golf Resort, Baileys General Store, The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Royal Shell, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Jim and Patty Sprankle, Tween Waters Inn, West Wind Inn, Mike & Terry Baldwin, Art and Susan Cassell, Bank of the Islands, Caloosa Tent & Rentals, Matzaluna the Italian Kitchen, R. S. Walsh Landscaping-In the Garden, Rotary Club of SanibelCaptiva, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis, SanibelSusan Realty Associates, The Clem Werner Family, Barefoot Charleys Painting, Big Red Q Quickprint, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), Dan Hahn Custon Builders, George & Wendys Corner Grill, Good Wheels, Island Therapy Center, Mast Family Culligan, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Re-Newal Water, Sanibel Art & Frame, She Sells Seashells, Suncatchers Dream, Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant, Traders Caf, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon. Ranger Toni Westland, right, demonstrates the refuges new iNature Trail application Our email address is press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 20114 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 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm Fundraiser To Benefit Young ArtistsTickets are now on sale for Cabaret and Cabernet at the Alliance for the Arts, benefiting the Young Artists Awards program. The event will be held on Friday, October 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will feature award-winning entertainment by 2011 Young Artists Awards performers throughout the evening in the main gallery of the Alliance as well as on the Foulds Theatre stage. Complimentary wine and food will be served, and a silent auction, featuring works by local artists, event tickets, and more, will be held. Tickets are $25 each or $40 a pair and are available by calling Young Artists Awards at 574-9321, clicking on the donate button at www.youngartistsawards.org, or visiting the Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. All proceeds from the evening will go to student scholarships in the arts and each $25 ticket purchase will allow one student in participate in the education, performance and scholarship program in 2012. Sweet and savory items, as well as wine tasting will be provided by Sasses Restaurant, Total Wine, and others. Original artwork, tickets to area cultural events including packages to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, and wine, theater and art-related baskets will be featured at the silent auction. The Young Artists Awards, Inc. is a non for profit organization entering its ninth year of offering services to area children in the performing arts. Young Artists Awards also sponsors the Art by Kids with Cancer program in conjunction with the Childrens Hospital. Sponsorships are still available and silent auction items are being accepted. CEO Of Edison & Ford Winter Estates Appointed To VISIT FLORIDAChris Pendleton, president and CEO of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, has been appointed to the Cultural Heritage Committee of VISIT FLORIDA, the official tourism marketing corporation for the state of Florida. The committee works to increase visitors to Florida and promote the growing interest in cultural heritage and nature-based tourism. The Estates is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Estates is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of Save Americas Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For more information call 334-7419 or log on to www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Chris Pendleton, president and CEO of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates From page 1Conservatorythe Lee County Alliance for the Arts and was a nominee in 2011 for an Angels of the Arts Award for Best Art Teacher. Originally from New York, Hemenway is known for passionate and insightful mentoring designed to help individuals find and develop their own styles, meaning and interpretative sensibility. A former actress, she provides private and semi-private instruction in mixed media arts, music, acting, fashion and deportment at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Call the center at 337-1933 or Hemenway at 4641408. Big Kahuna Bed Races And ParadeIts time to get creative and make your bed for the March of Dimes Big Kahuna Bed Races on Saturday, October 1, at the Cape Coral Bike Night. That doesnt mean straightening the comforter, but actually building a bed to race as everyone gathers together to raise funds for the March of Dimes. Anyone can participate by creating a team and building a bed. Race beds can measure no less than a standard twin-size mattress and no more than a standard queen-size mattress. Beds must have four functional wheels and be human powered. Teams must consist of one rider, four runners/pushers and one alternate. Pre-made beds are also available for purchase or rent. Awards will be given to the firstand second-place winners in the following divisions: racing, best decorated, most entertaining, and peoples choice. Once again, Team Aubuchon is hosting the Pre Pit Party at Club Square from 5 until 6:25 p.m. The parade will start at 6:15 p.m. with the races immediately following at 7 p.m. Some of the teams are: Coke, NOS, Vitamin Water, Chrome Divas, Anytime Fitness, Hooters, Harley Davidson-Fort Myers and Naples, GFS, Best Buy, Ronin RC. For more information or to register a team, email cmccue@marchofdimes.com or rfranklin@marchofdimes.com or visit http://www.bikersforbabiesflorida.com. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com or www. nacersano.org. Local Waters/ Local Charts ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional on-the-water training is also offered at a later date. Check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40. The class will be held at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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5 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Southwest Floridas Got TalentThe winners of the third annual Southwest Floridas Got Talent! held on Friday, September 16 were Spencer Sasso in the under 18 category, and husband and wife dance team Nery Garcia and Giana Montoya in the 18 and over category. The crowd gave standing ovations to the top performers and had no problem letting judges know who their favorites were. Winners won cash, prizes and promotions, and will have a chnace to perform in front of a live audience at the Sydney Byrne Davis Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Myers. Pam Cronin of the Shell Factory & Nature Park sponsored and hosted the event at the Shell Factory & Nature Center along with the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Conric PR & Marketing. Judges, were Doug MacGregor, Downtown Diva Stephanie Davis, Eric Raddatz and Kim Constantine. For more information email connie@conricholdings. com or 690-9840. Calvin Ingrams, left, and Sonny Ingrams, right, of the Melting Clockwork relax with fans after performing in the under 18 category of Southwest Floridas Got Talent! Judges Eric Raddatz, Kim Constantine, Stephanie Davis and Doug MacGregor Chelsea Thomas Spencer Sasso Nery Garcia and Giana Montoya 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! G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER Santiva472-5353Sanibel472-6939Bokeelia283-5959Fort Myers476-9000 DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS 3-6 p.m. and 9:30-midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $2 Domestic Bottles $4.50 Glass of House Wine $5 Appetizer SpecialsBEER AND WINE SPECIALS DURING ALL NFL AND COLLEGE GAMES50 Wings during all NFL Games

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 20116 Hortoons Lee Republican Women MeetThe October dinner meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will take place Monday, October 10. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. The location is the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive. Cost is $20 all inclusive. For reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. The speaker for the dinner meeting is Col. Mike McCalister, candidate for U.S. Senate. For information, go to www.leerepublicanwomen.com. Greeters ClubLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on October 20 at Colonial County Club on 9181 Independence Way Fort Myers. Sheri Samotin of LifeBridge Solutions is speaking about ways to help us navigate lifes transitions. Luncheon cost is $18 with reservations required. To join this group or attend the luncheon, contact Janet Gambuzza, 4545750 or Linda Fitzpatrick, 437-5653 or email Greeters.Lunch@comcast.net. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com From page 2Drug StoreStewart has fond and vivid memories of working the soda fountain. My fun in the store was to try everything at the fountain... in one container... and I ate it ALL. We always had ice cream in vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, but we also would buy an assortment of other flavors for variety. My favorite was cherry! Had no relation to real cherries, but I loved it anyway. What did I know? Other recipes he recalls include one for the dope, a mixture of Coca Cola and several dashes of ammonia spirit. People attributed all sorts of healthful properties to it, and adds, it tasted interesting too. The exotic Dukes Mixture would awakene anyones taste buds. It consisted of a squirt of all the available syrup flavors except chocolate, because it made it look nasty plus the shaved ice and carbonated water. Operating the two-speed soda-water dispenser required artistry to balance the high-speed needle flow with the gentle flow used to top-off the glass. Only glass and metal were used at the soda fountain. The only disposable items were the straws. On Saturday night when the town really came to life, he loved to sit on the green bench in front of the store, enjoy one of his soda-fountain concoctions, and watch the world go by: Seminole Indians, cowboys, bums, society matrons, and just ordinary folks like me and mine... parading by just for my entertainment! Gradually, Stewarts scaled down the fountain service. Stocking crushed fruits, nuts in syrup, sprinkles, and other toppings was time consuming. And even sandwich service faded away. But those classic recipes live on. Walk down to Main Street where customers once sipped Dukes Mixture at glass-topped tables. Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the many drug stores that served downtown through the decades. While at the museum, stroll through the gallery and see Mambo Man, a tribute exhibit to Pedro Cuban Pete Aguilar, and ask about the upcoming Mid-Century Modernism exhibit. 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 the fascinating archives of 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. 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

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 20117 Kitchen Gardening Talk Draws Crowd To GreenMarketLast weekend the GreenMarket at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers offered the first of three free gardening classes being held during September, just in time for fall planting season. It was a standing room only event as more than 120 people turned out for Starting Your Kitchen Garden with IFAS master gardener Millisa Bell. On Saturday, September 24, the Alliances GreenMarket Manager Santiago De Coch, owner of the edible gardens company Green Coaches will present A Farm in Your Yard or on Your Balcony. Students will learn about Southwest Floridas historic kitchen crops, the best plants for good yields in small spaces, mulching and composting tips, keeping chickens in the yard and real-life examples of self-sustainability. The GreenMarket supports a more sustainable lifestyle by encouraging people to grow their own food. Its also a hub for everything locally grown, caught and cultivated, with vendors offering fresh local produce, breads, seafood, organic sprouts, tropical fruit, free-range eggs, honey, gardening supplies and more. The market is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Alliance for the Arts. More information is available at www.ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts supports artists and arts organizations in Southwest Florida as the state-designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Millisa Bell presenting on September 10 Frank Oakes in his field Dress for Success Receives Workforce Development AwardDress for Success SW Florida was recently recognized with a Champion Award from the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. Each year, the SW Florida Workforce Development Board gives the Champion Award to recognize the accomplishments of individuals, events or organizations that clearly demonstrate success in achieving a quality workforce for Southwest Florida. Barbara Dell, executive director for Dress for Success SW Florida and board member Liz Loredo of FGCU accepted the Champion Award at an awards ceremony earlier this month. Dress for Success was nominated for the award by Natalie Collington of SW Florida Works This recognition was for our efforts to provide career coaching and inspiration to the women in our community, said Barbara Dell. Its an honor to have suited almost 150 women in our first year, and to have provided training to many more. Their success in reaching their goals is what continuously motivates us. We are grateful for the Champion Award and are proud to partner with Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board. Dress for Success has helped more than 500,000 women work toward selfsufficiency. Dress for Success SW Florida office and boutique is located at 12995 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 153, in the Pinebrook Plaza next to Bell Tower in Fort Myers. For more information, email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org, call 689-4992 or visit www.DressForSuccess.org/swflorida. Barbara Dell and Liz Loredo Edison State Granted Candidacy Status For Nursing ProgramThe National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC) has granted Edison State Colleges baccalaureate nursing program Candidacy status. This key step affirms our commitment to providing a program that fully prepares our students to advance their career opportunities in the nursing field, said Dr. Kenneth Walker, district president. Edison State College has a long-standing tradition of excellence in our nursing programs. According to the NLNAC, Edison State Colleges candidacy status is valid until September 2013. Once an institution earns candidacy status, the next step is to conduct a self study. Once completed and submitted for review, Edison State College will then prepare for a three-day, onsite evaluation, after which the NLNAC decides on full accreditation. Edison State College is working on the self-study. It is our goal to achieve full accreditation in the spring of next year, said Dr. Walker. That would mean our spring 2012 BSN students may be graduates of a program that also has the NLNAC accreditation. Currently, Edison State Colleges BSN program graduates now have 16 colleges and universities that will accept their applications for the MSN programs. Weve been working diligently to contact graduate institutions and are pleased that many colleges and universities will consider our BSN graduates. We continue to explore additional graduate school options where our students may apply to continue their studies at the masters level, said Kristen Zimmerman, dean of program development and baccalaureate initiatives. Zimmerman added that students currently enrolled in the BSN program have three options. The first is to graduate as planned, regardless of achievement of additional national accreditation; the second is to transfer to another program; and the third is to slow progress toward graduation, and apply to graduate in a later term, at which time Edison State College officials hope to achieve full NLNAC accreditation for the BSN program. The NLNAC is an accrediting organization for post-secondary and higher degree education nursing programs, ranging from practical and diploma to baccalaureate and clinical doctorates. As of December 2010, the NLNAC has accredited 234 baccalaureate and 673 associate nursing degree programs. All Edison State College BSN graduates degrees include the colleges regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The NLNAC accreditation is not retroactive. Edison State Colleges associate degree in nursing program is accredited by the NLNAC.

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 20118 Along The RiverOn Friday, September 23, the Burroughs Home is offering a tour of the historical Georgian Revival mansion and its gardens. The Burroughs Home has come alive once again under the management of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. Walk among live oaks and lush gardens with Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers oldest homes. Built in 1901, the Burroughs Home was the scene of many social events that hosted Fort Myers elite, including the Edisons, Fords and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time The one-hour tour starts at 11 a.m. and is offered again on Friday, September 30. Cost is $10 per person. Call ahead for group reservations. The Burroughs Home is located at 2505 First Street in the historical River District of downtown Fort Myers. Call 337-0706 or go to burroughshome.com. On Saturday, September 24, get your wiggle on and go to The Edison Restaurant & Bar for giggle water and gambling. The Edison will be transformed into a speakeasy for the night to benefit The Laboratory Theater of Florida. Try your hand at 21, craps or roulette and bring some dough for the silent auction. Dont be a wet blanket! Shake a leg and get into your glad rags. There will be hooch, hoofing and hotsy-totsy tomatoes. The ritzy bash will be the bees knees, so dress in 1920s fashion and go to The Edison for bootleg bounty and good, honest gambling. Each $40 ticket includes a light buffet, two drinks and gambling chips. There will also be raffles, music and a prize awarded for best costume. The Edisons speakeasy will swing from 7 to 10 p.m. For tickets, go to brownpapertickets.com or buy them at the door. The Edison Restaurant is located 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more information, call 936-9348. Also on Saturday, September 24, Beatlemania comes to The Morgan House. The Beatlemaniax are performing a Beatles tribute show that captures the look and excitement of a real Beatles concert. The Beatlemaniax wear the unique style of clothing and hair that their mentors wore during their concert career, and play the same brand/model instruments the Beatles used. With authentic hairstyles, clothes and instruments, its like going back in time to the craziness and hysteria of Beatlemania. The Beatlemaniax perform the Beatles classic songs from their touring years 1962 to 1966. 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. Legacy Harbour Marina Hotel & Suites has a waterside location looking west over the Caloosahatchee River. Conveniently located between historic downtown Fort Myers and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Legacy Harbour is just a short stroll to many popular restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and nightclubs. The hotel offers parking, free internet, fitness center, heated swimming pool and sun deck. Guests have the choice of apartmentsized waterfront suites featuring a full kitchen, large living room, full size refrigerator, cook top stove and microwave. Standard hotel rooms are also available. The sun deck and heated pool are just the place to relax on sunny afternoons, watch the magnificent sunsets and enjoy an enchanted star-filled evenings. Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites is located at 2038 West First Street. Call 332-2048 or go to legacyharbourhotel. com. Legacy Harbour Marina is a state-ofthe-art, 131-slip marina featuring floating docks, pump-out, metered electric, cable TV, laundry and air-conditioned restrooms/showers. The marina is located at 2044 West First Street. To reserve a slip, call 461-0775 or go to legacyharbourmarina.com. I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOTTELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE... IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 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9 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Nosh Truck At Edison & Ford EstatesBeginning this fall, fresh and innovative cuisine from The Nosh Truck will be available to visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 pm. It will be located under the world famous Edison Ford Banyan Tree. The :Inspired Street Food menu is designed to be fun and diverse while using the freshest ingredients. Picnic tables in the Edison Ford public gardens provide a one of a kind dining experience. The Nosh Truck is located in the public gardens and the general public is welcome to have lunch there at no admission charge. Group reservations may be made in advance. The states is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Design A Bookmark Contest At The Lee County Library SystemChildren in grades three through five are encouraged to enter the annual Lee County Library System Design a Bookmark contest. Entry is free and forms are available at all Lee County Library System libraries and at the Bookmobile. The deadline for entries is October 7. This years theme is Come Alive with Books. Judges will select one winning design from each library location. The 14 first place winners will each receive a Books-AMillion $10 gift card, a Pieces of Eight pirate cruise pass, professional printed copies of their bookmark and an invitation to the winners reception to be held at 7 p.m. on November 18 at Art of the Olympians. Every year we receive hundreds of bookmarks that represent the imagination and visions that reading inspires in young people. The entries are always colorful and expressive and selecting the winners is difficult, said Lee County Library System Program Coordinator Voncile Williams. Information about the Lee County Library System is available 24 hours a day at www.lee-county.com/library where there is information on library services, programs, locations, and an events calendar. Members can also place a hold on library items. The Nosh Truck food service Celebrity Island Dinner To Serve Up Great Food And EntertainmentThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Traders Store & Cafe will sponsor a Celebrity Island Dinner on Monday, October 3 at Traders, located at 1551 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Seating will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person, and all proceeds will benefit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The local celebrity servers include: Craig Albert, Ric Base, Karen Bell, Mark Blust, Terry Igo, Friedrich Jaeger, Anne Joffe, Richard Johnson, Leoma Lovegrove, Tim Murty, Sandy Stilwell, Mike Valiquette, and Bob Walsh. A little conch shell has revealed that October 3 is Karen Dinner Bells birthday, so guests are welcome to show their appreciation accordingly. Joe Archambault of Traders has designed a delicious menu, prepared by Mike Patnode, which will include soup or salad; (white gazpacho, crab bisque, Caesar salad); entrees: shrimp scampi, Parmesanencrusted chicken, grilled salmon, or 10-ounce New York strip steak; and dessert, Key lime pie. You can also knock out some early Christmas shopping by winning a raffle prize from Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, or something special from an array of Chinese auction items. Singer Danny Morgan, along with John McLane, will perform island music favorites, and Bruce Akioka will also provide tropical entertainment. Reservations are required. To register, look for the Celebrity Island Dinner article at:http://www.shellmuseum.org, contact Amanda Stirn at astirn@shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. Ric Base, left, pictured at Islands Night, is ready to serve up more food at The BaileyMatthews Shell Museums Celebrity Island DinnerArtists & Crafters Holiday BazaarOn Saturday, October 15, the Womens Guild of Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church, will host its 4th Annual Artists & Crafters Holiday Bazaar. The Bazaar will be held at the church, 13060 Palomino Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists and crafters from Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte and Fort Denaud will be selling their handmade items. 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. Blessing Of The AnimalsPeace Lutheran Church invites everyone to the Blessing of the Animals on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. This special service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The brief blessing service is held to recognize the pets and their importance to their owners. The celebraton is held on St. Francis of Assisi Day to honor the patron saint of pets. Dogs, cats and any other animals are welcome to attend but must be leashed or restrained in some manner. If the pet is shy, aggressive or aged, please bring a photograph for the blessing. An offering of pet food will be collected to benefit animals in need. For more informaton, call 437-2599 or www.peaceftmyers.com. Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Voted BEST Family Dining We Proudly Serve Now Serving Fresh

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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: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.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 revtedalthouse@aol.com 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 Randy A. Alston, Reverend Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6 30 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: peace1265@aol.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 templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 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

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11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 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. Happy first anniversary Mrs. P., hopefully the first of many. Lots of love, Mr. P. ANNIVERSARY Emma and Gareth Powell Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Varsity Team Visits Quality Life CenterSouthwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) varsity football team visited Quality Life Center of SW Florida, a nonprofit organization established to provide mentoring and tutoring services to families. James Long, director of marketing and fundraising for Quality Life Center of SW Florida, said, The kids were very excited to see the team working so hard to keep their place clean and in tip top shape. Also, the boys went on their Facebook page and made the Quality Life Center a friend. This helped with getting the word out for the Slap Me Five campaign that is going on right now to raise needed money. Community service plays a huge role at SFCA, and the students have had some wonderful experiences as a result of it. SFCA varsity football team at Quality Life Center of SW Florida The Taming Of The Shrew St. Lukes Church will present Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew. The performance will take place October 28 at 7 p.m., October 29 at 7p.m., and October 30 at 3 p.m. at 2635 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers (directly across street from Lee Memorial Hospital, parking in back). A free-will offering will be taken during intermission in lieu of an admission charge. This production is part of St. Lukes ongoing Music & Fine Arts Program. The co-directors are Jim Lorenz and Ivy Helms, who are also the lead players as Petruchio and Katharina. The rest of the players are members of St. Lukes or past students or friends of the directors. All are welcome. For more information contact St. Lukes at 334-2479. Annual Dunbar Health Forum On Saturday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Dunbar High School, 3800 E. Edison Avenue, Fort Myers, you are invited to participate in free health tests and education. Ar eas of health tests and education include: breast and cervical cancer, lung disease, prostate and colon cancer, diabetes, blood pressure, sleep disorder, HIV/AIDS, memory. Local health care professionals, including staff from the newly opened Lee Physician Group Dunbar United Way House, will be on hand. Medical interpreters will be available to assist with interpretation needs in Spanish and Haitian Creole. For more information call 332-1073. Handbag Collection Party For ICANThe Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers will host a Handbag Collection Party for the 9th annual Handbag Happy Hour on Monday September 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Alliance art gallery. Everyone who donates a new or previously loved handbag will receive a free glass of wine, two tickets to an upcoming Theatre Conspiracy play and appetizers from Jasons Deli while viewing the artwork exhibit of Lia Galletti. Autographed handbags will be on display from TV and screen stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Florence Henderson, Glenn Close and Judge Judy. In addition, there will be a one-of-a-kind his and hers matching bag set by Chicos designer Michael Chase. Handbag Happy Hour supports the Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN) and will be held once again at the Miromar Design Center in Estero. There will be a silent auction from 5 8 p.m. and a live auction and fashion show from 8 to 9 p.m. Guests will be able to bid on hundreds of donated bags from celebrities, designers, department stores and individuals. VIP and general admission tickets are available online at www.icanswfl.org and include an open bar, heavy hors doeuvres, valet parking. For more information contact Mitch Haley at 337-2391 ext. 211 or email mhaley@icanswfl.org. 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.

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201112 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 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 C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane Fish Your Way Up The Food Chainby Capt. Matt MitchellBending a rod last week was easy just not so easy if you were looking to do it with a snook or redfish. Daytime tides were far from ideal for catching these glamor species so after only getting smaller snook and redfish during morning charters, I switched it up and fished the schools of hungry fish under the diving birds that could be found throughout the bay. You may call it trash fishing but it sure is fun and so easy to do when not much else is going on. Just about any place in the bay you could come across this fast-paced action. Small white birds feeding close to the water, diving pelicans and boiling and leaping fish made it simple to spot where you needed be. Some of the most producive areas where the surface feeding fish could be spotted were around Redlight Shoal and the inside of Redfish and Captiva passes all the way to the western shore of Pine Island. These schools held a lot of ladyfish as well as some bluefish, jacks, Spanish mackerel, small blacktip sharks and trout. My favorite lure to throw into these feeding fish is a Luhr Jensen oz. chrome colored crippled herring. This versatile small, heavy spoon comes with both a treble hook and a J-hook in the package and can either be cast or trolled. I rig it with the J-hook, more so for the safety factor as the fish often spit the hook. The J-hook also makes it much easier to unhook the fish unharmed once boated and is long enough you dont get many cut-offs with toothy fish. Sure, just about any small, swim bait, plastic jig or diving plug will work on these fish that are gorging themselves on the schools of small whitebait and glass minows, but the crippled herring is all metal and just about indestructible. It is heavy for its size and can be cast a mile on light spinning tackle when feeding fish pop up. After working these feeding schools of fish and loading up with a few ladyfish for cut bait fishing, I have been working my way up the food chain. Sharks of all types and sizes could be found throughout the bay and around these blitzes. Rig a bigger spinning rod with a circle hook and half a ladyfish and head for Rocky Channel which, on an incoming tide, remains an awesome place to catch shark after shark. But just about any place close to the passes in six or more feet of water held good numbers of sharks too. Spending a hour or two in Rocky Channel is like visiting a National Geographic special with big sharks being sighted pushing along the shallow grass flats on either side of this narrow winding passage. Also, big turtles, manatees, large rays and a few tarpon often cruise up and down this deep natural channel. If its big and swims in our waters, odds are it moves up and down this very fishy channel. Daytime tides get a whole lot better this week for snook and redfish action but on those tougher fishing days it sure is nice to know that for the next few months or so there will be this same easy fishing to fall back on.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. A keeper size trout caught in the mix last week BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 481-4733 1 2600 McGre g or Blvd, Ft M y ers www. scuba vi ced iv e r s com S wim with t h e Fi s h es Americas Boating CourseThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron will be offering Americas Boating Course Saturday, October 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The state of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 hp. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on October 29, also from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States power squadron.The cost of the course is $40 with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course will be held at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, 16048 San Carlos Boulevard. Register online at www.scbps.com or call the office at 466-4040. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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13 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 16, 2011CROW Case Of The Week: Gopher Tortoise Hatchlingsby Emilie AlfinoCROW staff got a big surprise the other day when one of the students went out to the large flight cage to feed the gopher tortoises. They were almost ready to be released. I was upstairs treating some patients and Russell came up with this little tortoise in his hand, said Dr. Jess Brugler. It was the size of a half dollar and covered with dirt. It took me a minute to realize what it was. The little tortoise was found on his back covered with ants. Because the clinic has several hatchlings as patients, Dr. Jess was concerned. Why would someone take one of the patients, a tiny gopher tortoise hatchling, and put it out with the big tortoises? I told Russell, Thats not ours. Im pretty certain we have a nest, said Dr. Jess. Everyone vet, students, even the front desk staff went out to the large flight cage, combing the entire cage looking for any other hatchlings that might be there. They found five little guys. It was like an Easter egg hunt when we went out there. Theres one! Theres another! It was pretty cool, Dr. Jess laughed. One of the clinics staffers happens to be very interested in reptiles and has extensive knowledge about their reproduction, according to Dr. Jess. He found the opening of the nest and he was digging like a kid in a candy store to see how many more hatchlings or eggs might be in there. He found one egg, Dr. Jess said. The hatchlings were gathered up along with the egg and put in the incubator. Sadly, though, when the egg was held up to the light, Dr. Jess could see it was unfertilized. But six out of seven is a really good success rate for gopher tortoise hatchings, Dr. Jess said. We had six beautiful, perfectly healthy gopher tortoises. We gave them a bath to get all the dirt off them and their beautiful colors came out. You dont feed hatchlings right away it takes several days for them to absorb whats left of their yolk sac, Dr. Jess explained. The tiny tortoises were kept at CROW for three or four days to make sure they were okay and then staff coordinated their release through the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, as gopher tortoises are a protected species. The incubation period for eggs is around three months, so Nancy Landrus, who works at the front desk, has been going through CROWs charts in her spare time, doing a genealogy search to try to find out which of CROWs previous patients are the parents. I dont think it will ever come to anything, Dr. Jess continued on page 16 Newborn gopher tortoises before their bath After their bath, their beautiful shells can be clearly seen 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 Peter Ray with his catch Fish Caught Peter Ray shows off his Cabo grouper caught on the Fort Myers Sea Trek last weekend.

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SHOP & COMPARE SHOP & COMPAREFast Free Delivery* Guaranteed Satisfaction Competitive Pricing Honest & Reliable*Min $500.00 purchase Plant SmartThe Advantages Of Groundcoversby Gerri ReavesIf reducing the time you spend on yard maintenance or pushing a lawn mower sounds appealing, consider the advantages of groundcovers. Replacing non-native grass or turf with native grasses, wildflowers, ferns, or vines can significantly lessen landscape labor, especially if the replacement specimens are slow-growing, drought-tolerant ones that dont require pruning. Mulch or pine straw surrounding the plants will minimize or eliminate weeding time, as well as help to retain the moisture in the ground, thus saving on irrigation costs and repairs. Gardeners can choose from a long list of suitable native groundcovers. A local native plant nursery or the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program at the Lee County Extension Service will assist. Some of the most popular alternatives to mowing-dependent grass are coontie (Zamia pumila), a cycad; railroad vine (Ipomoea pes-caprae); and almost any kind of fern or bracken. Defined areas of wildflowers add color and variation. Hardy dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis) is popular, as is mist flower ( Ageratum littorale). Florida-friendly non-native ornamental peanut (Arachis glabrata) has gained enormous popularity, especially among local governments intent on reducing landscape costs while maintaining neat and attractive urban plantings, medians, and parking lots. Native sunshine mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa) is hard to beat for its resiliency or pink powder-puff blooms. Virtually maintenancefree native grasses come in a variety of heights to fit your landscape needs. Choose from the relatively short Florida gamagrass (Tripsacum floridanum), feathery and colorful muhly grass (Muhlenbergia cappillaris), or the imposing Fakahatchee grass (Tripsacum dactyloides), among others. Besides saving time and effort, devoting at least part of your yard to groundcovers can make it more wildlife friendly. Butterflies and birds need native plants to survive, for they provide larval plants, food, and cover. Even one oasis of native groundcovers in a sea of St. Augustine grass can attract wildlife and transform some of that mowing time to butterflyand bird-watching time. Just be sure not to expose the oasis to pesticides and herbicides. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricaneand pest-resistant South Florida landscape. Low-growing ornamental peanut, a Florida-friendly non-native groundcover, is increasingly used as an alternative to high-maintenance grass photos by Gerri Reaves Native grasses are practically maintenance-free and come in a range of heights to suit any landscape Ferns surrounded by mulch what could be prettier and easier to maintain? 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 From page 1Organic Gardeninggoal is to support sustainability in Lee County. At the market youll find local produce, seafood, honey and baked goods, as well as organic herbs and microgreens, live plants and gardening supplies, free-range eggs, artisanal soaps and jewelry. More information is available at www. ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival Fishing Tournament. Saturday, November 5. Fishing on all Lee County waterways with tourney awards at Matlacha Park, 4577 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha 33993. The tournament is part of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. Register and get details online at www. CalusaBluewayPaddling Festival.com. Mark Your CalendarSend your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com

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15 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 October Artists At Arts For ACT Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, October 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for Octobers featured artists exhibits by Cathy Logan, Chris Catti and Kim Kraft-Beckler. Logan grew up in 1950s New Jersey. She had relatives in the professional arts and lived in a neighborhood of professional artists and musicians. These were a great influence in developing her own natural artistic talents. In 1970, she enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute, earning a bachelors of fine arts in 1974. Her post-graduate studies in painting and sculpture were with Donald Sandstrom, Italo Scanga, and David Pease at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. More of Cathys work can be seen at www.cathylogan.mosaicglobe.com. Chris Catti, an artist and photographer, is a South Florida native. He was born in Miami but spent most of his youth in Fort Myers. Catti attended Fort Myers High School, where his interest in photography began. It continued to grow while attending BirminghamSouthern College, where he also excelled in Division I baseball. He took a number of elective courses in photography and received his business degree in 2005. He entered the finance world and worked in banking for several years before changing course completely to pursue a career in photography. In August 2009, Catti was accepted to the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. After an intensive program, he graduated and moved to New York City to assist in fashion photography. While assisting and shooting, Catti began experimenting with photo transfers and acrylic paints on paper and realized this is the direction he wanted to take. In late 2010, he relocated to Fort Myers and opened a studio with local artist Barbara Yeomans. His focus now is creating artwork using an image transfer process converging paint and original photographs. For more information, visit www.chriscatti.com. Kim Kraft-Beckler has lived in Florida for 36 years enjoying its natural beauty. She has a degree in commercial art but found inspiration in the gourd as a medium. Burning designs or cutting and changing her gourds, she creates turtles, frogs and all sorts of wildlife. KraftBeckler also paints on windows, doors, canvases, wood and just about anything. Her love of color is evident in all of her work. This exhibit continues through Monday, October 31. Arts for ACT Gallery provides a quality, contemporary exhibition gallery featuring original art, limited edition prints, giclees, hand-crafted fine crafts, T-shirts, silver and glass bead jewelry, gourd art, raku, clay, and art cards. Gourd Turtle, by Kim Kraft Beckler Spring Grass, by Cathy Logan Electric Lady, by Chris Catti Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com Beach Art Season Opens October 15As the busy season approaches, many events and opportunities are planned at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. The season opens October 15 with the Anything Goes All Member Show. Running until November 10, this display of members art will feature media and styles of all kinds, some not usually seen at the gallery. Sculpture, photography and other genres will be displayed along with the usual two dimensional paintings. A potluck on October 20 kicks off the season for the art association and welcomes eveyone back. Anyone interested in becoming a member or knowing a little more about the organization is welcome to attend dinner and a short meeting. Call the gallery at 463-3909 to sign up. Plans are being made for the upcoming 2011/2012 season at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. On Wednesday and Thursday mornings there are artists painting at the gallery, but after October 20 the gallery will be open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays noon to 3 p.m. All are welcome to stop by to see the shows and activities and perhaps take a piece of artwork home; it is always for sale. Exciting things are in the works for the 2nd Annual Paint the Beach...Sandcastles to Shrimpboats, a plein air festival in Fort Myers Beach. The call for artists has gone out around the country. The main sponsors are Fish Tale Marina, Santini Marina Plaza and the Fort Myers Beach Art Association with contributing sponsors Holiday Inn, The Lighthouse Inn and Resorts, Smokin Oyster Brewery. World Championship Sandsculpting is once again bringing in music and fine food to enhance the experience of the plein air artists. Artists will be painting around town November 14 through 17 and present their work at the Collectors Preview Gala on November 18. A quick draw event will be held on Saturday near the tent. There will be bands, plays and art for all to enjoy. For more information go to www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Famous artists are coming to the beach to teach week-long workshops. Bridget Austin will kick off the season with a watercolor workshop November 14 through 18, then Rose Edin will teach January 16 through 20, and finally Carol Frye teaches on February 13 through 17. Each artist will do a demonstration on the Sunday prior to her workshop. Check out the website to see what will interest you or call Karen Borden at 463-0343. Local artists will also be teaching short workshops at the gallery. Kathryn A. McMahon will hold a class in Learning the Techniques of Oil and Acrylic Painting on November 3 and 4. This will be followed by Pauline Healey teaching Batik Watercolor on December 2, and on February 2 and 3 Sue Pink will teach Collage. Classes cost $50. per day. Neil Walling will teach Plein Air Painting for three mornings on February 23, 24 and 25 for $20 each. The gallery on Donora and Shellmound, Fort Myers Beach, is open during the hours of 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Thursdays until mid-October when winter hours begin. For more information, call the gallery at 463-3909 or log on to www. fortmyersbeachart.com. Registration Deadline For Artists, Organizations To Fall For The ArtsArtists and cultural organizations have until Friday, September 30 to register to participate in the Alliance for the Arts upcoming Fall for the Arts event. The free family festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 on the Alliances 10-acre campus on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The festival will feature live music and theatrical performances, area artists and authors, artist demonstrations and presentations as well as plenty of interactive kids programs. Registration is $35 for Alliance members and $50 for non-members. The festival is free to the public. More information is available at www. ArtInLee.org or you can call (239) 939-2787. Click here to download the registration form. The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in southwest Florida as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays. Were located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201116 Lee County Port Authority Earns Environmental AwardThe Florida Airports Council (FAC) presented the General Aviation Airport Environmental Excellence Award to the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) at its annual conference in Hollywood, Florida, recently. The FAC Environmental Committee presents the Environmental Excellence Award annually to a member airport that implements or undertakes environmental projects and programs that have a positive affect on the Florida Aviation System. LCPA received this award for Page Fields Pollution Prevention Program and the commitment to voluntary prevention measures during the last seven years. The noteworthy elements of the program include: Installation of a sumped fuel recovery system that collects and filters out any water or impurities from sumped fuel at the AvGas and Jet A above-ground storage tanks. This recovers approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel per year and has resulted in nearly $20,000 in increased revenues by reducing the amount of fuel purchased. Installation of a centrally located aircraft washing station with an oil/water separator that prevents pollutants from being released into the environment. The Florida Airports Council is an association of publicly owned and operated airports, airport professionals, experts in the fields of airport design, development and improvement as well as aviation trades that support the airport industry in Florida. For more information, visit www.floridaairports.org. The Lee County Port Authority operates Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2010 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. Page Field had more than 78,000 air operations in 2010. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for operation or construction at either airport. For more information, log onto www.flylcpa.com. Rain Barrel Workshop In Fort MyersJoin Florida Yards and Neighborhoods for its Rain Barrel Workshop and learn how rain barrels can collect water from your roof. Only a inch of rain on a typical roof will create over 600 gallons of water. During class, 55-gallon recycled barrels will be transformed into rain barrels during the class for students to take home. The benefits are clear: conserve water, prevent storm water run-off, and save money. The workshop takes place Saturday, October 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rutenberg Eco Living Center, 6940 South Pointe Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cost per rain barrel is $45. Advance registration is required both to attend the class and to reserve a rain barrel. Go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC for moreinformation, or call 533-7514. Saturday Sidewalk Art FairArt Walk Fort Myers presents Saturday Art Fair in downtown Fort Myers on October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the First Street sidewalks. Art Walk Fort Myers is now a two-day event from October through April. Local art vendors will be set up on the sidewalks on First Street selling their art: painters, potters, jewelry makers, photographers, and more. Art Walk is free to the public. Contact Claudia at 939-2553 or cgoode@actabuse.com for more information This event is approved by the The River District Alliance and the City of Fort Myers. Shrine, by Mick Miller Spread your Wings, by Dodd 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 From page 13Hatchlingspredicted. One of the many tortoises we have had as a patient made her nest and laid her eggs, got well from whatever injury brought her here, and was released. The nest really just a hole in the dirt now will be left alone and unused except as a happy memory for the staff at CROW. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a nonprofit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org.

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17 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 Shell Point Invites Southwest Florida To Attend 2011 Holiday Craft BazaarThe Shell Point Crafters Group will hold its annual Shell Point Holiday Craft Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Barbara Hilton, chairperson of the show, is welcomes the public to view and purchase a variety of crafts, art, and jewelry created by the many artists at Shell Point. The show will take place on the first and second floors of the Woodlands Commons and will feature a large assortment of quality crafts for sale. All of the items are handmade by the residents of Shell Point, and include handbags, wood sculptures, pottery, pet outfits, toys, books, jewelry, cards, and more. Home decorations and baked goods will also be sold during the event. After shopping, guests can visit one of Shell Points onsite restaurants to enjoy a light snack or a full lunch. Each venue offers varied menu selections. Door prizes will be available during this two-day event, with winners being selected on both days; attendees do not need to be present to win. The Holiday Craft Bazaar has gotten bigger every year, and we are so excited to offer such great items for purchase that you wont find in a department store, said Hilton. The prices cant be beat, and knowing that the residents put so much effort, work, and care into the creation of each item makes it even more unique. Anyone who attends is sure to be pleased. For more information, call Melody Desilets at 454-2057. Handbags Choose from a wide variety of paintings Hand-crafted jewelry Wood carvings Toys Pottery MindFULLY Fest And Peace WalkIn our hectic times, multi-tasking is a way of life. One organization in Southwest Florida that wants you to slow down and be fully present in the moment is the non-profit Hearts Path to Mindful Living. The group organized the first Southwest Florida Living MindFULLY Festival and Peace Walk to promote powerful methods for reducing stress and enhancing your health and well-being. Living MindFULLY week will offer a host of events and activities that will be crowned by the Peace Walk and Festival on Saturday, September 24 in partnership with Lee County Parks and Recreation, Integrative Mindfulness, Cypress Cove Retirement Community, Alliance for the Arts, HD PR Group and others. To learn more, visit the Hearts Path website at www.pathtomindfulness. org. Events and activities center around International Peace Day and will include free workshops and guest speakers on topics such as mindfulness for health and stress-reduction, yoga and tai chi, sustainable gardening, mindful parenting, mindfulness in education, and art as a meditative practice. Cypress Cove Retirement Community in Fort Myers picked up on the mindfulness movement and is honoring MindFULLY week with daily mindful activities for its residents. ...the brain never stops growing in response to experience, wrote Daniel Siegel, MD. in his new book, Mindsight. On September 23, Vermont Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher Cheryl Wilfong will be at the Eco Center at Rutenberg Park in Fort Myers 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. The Peace Walk on September 24 at Lakes Park in Fort Myers, the highlight of the weeklong activities, will be threequarters of a mile long, with a number of designated points for reflection. Following the walk, a host of family-friendly activities and workshops awaits the participants. Lee County Parks and Recreation will host a Gardening Interest area featuring displays and hands-on activities. Preregistration is recommended at: www. moveswfl.com. Hearts Paths Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes are offered in partnership with the Lee County Health System. Research indicates that graduates of the course report better sleep, mood and energy levels and less negative judgment and anger. They also notice an improvement in their emotional well-being and an enhanced ability to respond to life more thoughtfully by choice. Questions about the free talks or the eight-week course Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction can be directed to Mary Robinson at 277-0646. 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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201118 Crispy Pan Seared Florida Snapper6 five-ounce filets fresh Florida snapper, skin on cup cornstarch cup canola oil sea salt to taste black pepper, fresh ground to taste With a sharp knife score the skin of filets in a crosshatch pattern. Pat filets with paper towel until completely dry. Refrigerate until time to cook. Preheat large saut pan on medium-high heat. Lightly dust the skin side of filets with corn starch and season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Add oil to coat the bottom of the heated pan. Carefully lay the filets in the pan skin side down. Cook for three to five minutes on both sides until skin is crispy and filets are done. Cooking time will vary depending on thickness of filets. Keeping filets skin side up, transfer to platter. Yield: Six servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 424, Calories from Fat 191, Total Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 81mg, Total Carbohydrates 8g, Protein 45g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 2.42g Florida Passion Fruit Coconut Milk Sauce 2 ripe Florida passion fruit, scooped out with a spoon cup mirin rice wine 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped teaspoon tumeric cup dry white wine 2 cups whipping cream cup unsweetened coconut milk teaspoon Thai red curry paste sea salt to taste fresh ground pepper to taste Place mirin rice wine, passion fruit, ginger and tumeric in heavy mediumsized saucepan. Boil approximately six minutes until reduced to cup. Add white wine and boil approximately six minutes until reduced to cup. Add cream and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer sauce approximately 12 minutes until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in curry paste. Season the sauce to taste with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Set aside. Yield: Six servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 388, Calories From Fat 319, Total Fat 35g, Saturated Fat 24g, Trans Fatty Acid 0.88g, Cholesterol 109mg, Total Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 3g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.43g. Florida Citrus and Shaved Fennel Salad 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar black pepper, fresh ground to taste sea salt to taste 1/4 cup virgin olive oil 3 Florida oranges 2 Florida grapefruit 2 bulbs fennel, stalks removed 1/2 cup jicama, julienne Whisk together vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking, until emulsified. Set aside. Peel oranges and grapefruit with a paring knife, removing all white pith. Cut into sections, working over a bowl to reserve juice. Squeeze any remaining juice from membranes into a small bowl. Whisk three tablespoons of citrus juice into vinaigrette. Drain citrus segments, then add segments to vinaigrette. Quarter fennel bulbs lengthwise. With a mandoline slicer, cut fennel into paper-thin slices (about 1/16 inch thick). Add to citrus segments along with jicama and toss gently to combine. Set aside. Yield: Six servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 168, Calories from Fat 88, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 0mg, Total Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 2g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.08g Florida Spicy Green Mango Jam 3 green Florida mangoes (unripe) cup rice wine vinegar 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoons salt or to taste 1 fresh jalapeo chili, seeded and deveined 5 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon cumin, ground 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, ground 1 three-inch cinnamon stick 2 whole cloves star anise 2 tablespoons corn oil 2 tablespoons orange marmalade Peel mangoes and cut into -inch cubes. Toss mangoes in a small bowl with vinegar, sugar, and salt. Set aside. To make seasoning paste, cut ginger root into four pieces. Add ginger root, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, coriander and turmeric one at a time to a food processor with motor running and pure to a paste. Heat a four-quart heavy pot over moderately low heat until hot. Cook seasoning paste, cinnamon stick, and star anise in oil for 10 minutes, or until very fragrant, stirring frequently. Stir in the mango mixture and marmalade. Simmer covered over low heat until mangoes are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cinnamon stick and star anise and cool jam completely. Set aside. Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 154, Calories from Fat 45, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 0.68g, Trans Fatty Acid 0.07g, Cholesterol 0mg, Total Carbohydrates 29g, Protein 1g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.04g Sauted Florida Gulf Shrimp with Green Mango Jam 2 pounds Fresh Florida Gulf Shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on canola oil sea salt to taste black pepper, fresh ground, to taste Preheat a large skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add oil to hot pan and carefully add shrimp. Saut shrimp until pink and just done. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place cooked shrimp on plate and serve with Florida Green Mango Jam. Yield six servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 243, Calories from Fat 106, Total Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 230mg, Total Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 31g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1.61g. To Serve: Spoon three tablespoons of Passion Fruit Coconut Sauce onto each serving plate, top with cup Citrus Fennel Salad. Place one seared snapper filet on fennel salad, spoon on two tablespoons Green Mango Jam and top with two sauted gulf shrimp. Note: The Passion Fruit Coconut Milk Sauce, Citrus Fennel Salad and the Green Mango Jam may be made ahead of time. Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Crispy Pan Seared Florida Snapper With Passion Fruit Cream and Florida Citrus Salad with Florida Gulf Shrimp and Green Mango Jam Childrens Advocacy Center To Hold Anniversary Casino NightThe Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an open-to-the-public Casino Night on Saturday, October 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Edison Restaurant. There will be live music, raffle prizes, and Vegas-style playing tables. Individual tickets are $50 each. Sponsorships are also available for gaming tables at $500 each. Sponsorship perks include company or name displayed on the table and interior signage, two complimentary tickets to the event and 50 playing chips. Sponsorships may be split by more than one company or person. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis with limited space. The Edison is located on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information or to sponsor a table, contact Diane Connell at 939-2808 or dconnell@cac-swfl.org. The Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida is a crisis center that works with sexually and physically abused children and is designed to be a safe and friendly place for them to come and be heard and help them get on the road to recovery. It is a United Way partner agency. For more information, visit www.cac-swfl.org. Pelican Landings Golf Classic To Benefit Childrens HospitalLee Memorial Health System Foundation has announced that Pelican Landings 2nd Annual Golf Classic will take place on Monday, November 14 at the Pelican Nest Golf Club located in Bonita Springs. The event features an 18-hole shamble format day on the course, dinner and silent auction featuring luxury golf packages, dining experiences and more. The public is welcome to attend and individual golf slots are $175. Corporate sponsorships are available and auction donations are being accepted. Net proceeds will benefit The Pelican Landing Fund which provides support exclusively to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The fund is currently supporting construction of the new childrens hospital, a 148-bed, nearly 400,000 square-foot pediatric medical facility to be built at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. To register to play or for more information regarding sponsorships, contact Chairperson Larry McPherson at 992-8810 or via email at lpmcphersonassociates@ comcast.net.

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19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 2011Disastrous Season For Twins Nears End; Late Season Collapse By Boston Puts Wild Card In Jeopardyby Ed FrankThe end of the baseball season cannot come too soon for the downtrodden Minnesota Twins. And the news wasnt much better for the Boston Red Sox who saw their August 11-game wildcard lead over Tampa Bay shrink to just two games after losing twice to the Rays last weekend and splitting a day-night double header Monday against Baltimore. If you want to know just how bad it has been for the Twins and Red Sox, the two teams have been the worst in baseball in the month of September with the Twins at 2-14 and the Red Sox at 5-14 through Monday. Despite the steep slide by Boston, you had to figure they might still survive to capture the American League wildcard spot as only eight games remained after the Monday double header. But for the Twins, it has been a season of disaster the worst by far in the 10-year managership of Ron Gardenhire. Minnesota began the week with a dismal 59-93 record, the worst in the American League and just slightly better than the Houston Astros 52-100 calamity. In his previously nine years as Twins manager, Gardenhire suffered only one losing season, that being in 2007 when the Twins finished third in the American League Central Division at 79-83. In those nine seasons, Minnesota averaged 89 victories per season (five with 90-plus wins) and captured the AL Central six times. And remember that when the Twins left here in March at the conclusion of spring training, they had posted a 20-12 Grapefruit League record, second best among AL teams. There are reasons galore for the Minnesota failure this year, chief among them the continuing injuries of All-Stars Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, both of whom who have been shut down for the season. Mauer, in the first year of an eightyear $184 million contract, is out suffering pneumonia. He previously was on extended disability due to leg injuries, finishing the year playing in just 82 games (about half the season) with a .287 batting average and only three home runs and 30 RBIs. Its obvious that Morneau has never fully recovered from a concussion suffered in 2010 and likely will be relegated to the role of designated hitter next year. He incurred concussion symptoms again last month when he dove for a ball that was followed by a battle with the flu. Playing in just 69 games this year, he finished the season with a lowly .227 average after competing in only 81 games last season. The problems of Mauer and Morneau, however, were just the beginning of the Twins season-long woes. Injuries and more injuries resulted in ever-changing lineups as nearly every member of the opening day 25-man roster went on the DL at one time or another. The statistics of the Twins tell the real story. Mauers part-time .287 batting average far below his career average of .327 was the closest to .300 of any Twin. And only one starting pitcher posted a winning record, that being Scott Baker at 8-6 who has not pitched since early August due to an elbow strain. Throughout his sparkling career as manager he was the 2010 American League Manager of the Year Gardenhire never used injuries as excuses for losses, claiming they are just part of the game. He was quoted recently in the Chicago Tribune that the worst part of the Twins season has been the lack of solid fielding, particularly the left side of the infield. Look for major changes come next season. Some players think if they hit and get their numbers they will be fine. That doesnt work. Not around here, he said. Florida 16-Year-Old Makes Golf History Lexi Thompson of Coral Springs, Florida became the youngest player to win a Ladies Professional Golf Association tour event when she won the Navistar Classic last week by five strokes. The 16-year-old shattered the age record for winning a multi-round tournament held by Paula Creamer who won in 2005 at 16. The victory not only brought her a piece of history but also the winners share of $195,000. Now the question to be answered is whether the home-schooled teen will be granted full LPGA membership through an exemption of the tours 18-year-old age requirement. MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOP

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201120 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My threeyear-old son goes to a preschool and he is having a lot of difficulty at school and at home with hitting, fighting, and anger. We are very worried. His teachers are concerned too and they are also suggesting that he may have some severe problems. I am not ready to give up and put him on medicine at such a young age. What are some things we can do to help him? Alyssa K., via email, Fort Myers, Florida Dear Alyssa, Aggressive behavior can emerge as a normal behavior during the second and third years of life. It is important not to assume that such behaviors represent a personality trait. When adults assume that children are being intentionally aggressive, the expectation for undesirable qualities can become established and can lead to a recursive cycle (Katz and McClellan, 1991) in which children come to fulfill the expectations set for them. Aggressive toddlers or preschoolers can benefit from support and encouragement for replacing aggressive behaviors with more socially acceptable alternatives. Important techniques include helping young children label and verbalize their feelings and those of others, developing problem-solving approaches to conflicts, and teaching them to ask for help. Age-appropriate anger management techniques, and discussion of the causes and consequences of his aggressive behavior can help both young children and their caregivers handle this situation more effectively. Adult guidance that is consistent, supportive, non-punitive, and includes the child in understanding the reactions of all participants and the reasons for limits, will help even very young children cope with aggressive behaviors. Parents and teachers can recognize and promote the cooperative behaviors which all children demonstrate as they develop. You should acknowledge and praise your sons efforts to initiate appropriate social interactions, his helping behaviors, and use positive discipline techniques. Communicate respect and high expectations to him, and support his struggle to resolve his frustrations. Teach your child to anticipate frustrating situations such as sharing favorite toys, turn taking and following directions, which may induce aggressive behavior. Simple scripts that you can teach to your child about what to say in these challenging situations and therapeutic storybooks are a great way to help children learn to anticipate and change behavior. Help your son develop more socially acceptable and less destructive means of channeling his anger. Find something that is okay for him to do when he is angry, until he gradually gains greater control over aggressive impulses. If it becomes necessary to remove your child from an aggressive situation, it should be done without comment and with as little aggression or physical restraint as possible on the part of the adult. A cooling off period should then follow before any reasoning begins. When reasoning is attempted, emphasis should be placed on helping your child realize the negative consequences that the behavior causes for him. These interventions will take some time to take effect but with your consistent guidance and support you should see less aggression soon. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Port Authority Earns State RecognitionThe Lee County Port Authority was honored with an Award of Distinction from the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) at the 2011 Golden Image Awards held in Naples, Florida. FPRA conducts the Golden Image Awards annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs. The awards have become a standard of excellence in demonstrating the best of innovation, planning and design in the state of Florida. LCPA received an Award of Distinction in the Public Relations Programs Internal category for its United Way Campaign 2011. An Award of Distinction is presented to entries that meet the standard of excellence set forth by the judges. The 2011 Golden Image competition received 176 entries from throughout the state and was judged by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.continued on page 21New Law And Mediation Practice OpensAttorney Keith Grossman has announced the grand opening of his new law and mediation practice, Grossman Law & Conflict Management, and the expansion of his practice areas to include family law, employment law, mediation and training. In addition to providing litigation services for divorce, child support, and other family law matters, Grossman helps families and businesses manage conflict by offering mediation in family and divorce cases as well as in the workplace. Grossman Law & Conflict Management will offer skills training workshops, human resources consulting, independent employee investigations, and conflict management design and prevention practices for small and large businesses. Grossman Law & Conflict Management is located at 7270 College Parkway, Suite One, in Fort Myers. For more information, call the office at 210-7516, email Grossman at Keith@ AttorneyGrossman.com or visit www. ResolvingConflictsNow.com. Attorney Keith Grossman Airport Communications Project Earns Award Of ExcellenceSouthwest Florida International Airport (RSW) received an award from Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) in the 2011 Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest. The airport received second place in the Brochure category for its Fly Me to the Moon art exhibit brochure. Lee County Port Authority public affairs designed an oversized, artistic brochure for the Fly Me to Moon exhibit, which was used to promote art placement at the airport and showcase the talented Lee County art students that participated in the project. The Excellence in Marketing and Communications contest, which is held annually, received 175 entries from more than 44 airports of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada. Entries encompass work in public relations, communications and marketing and provide airports the opportunity to be honored for the quality of their work. ACI-NA represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. More than 350 aviation-related businesses are also members of the association, which is the largest of the five worldwide regions of Airports Council International. Canterburys Head Of School Selected To Serve On State BoardCanterbury Head of School Tony Paulus completed the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) Evaluation Academy in 2009. He is now chairman of the FCIS accreditation commission. Last year, the commission reviewed 40 schools to help them maintain high standards for academics and financial solvency. In addition to chairing the accreditation commission, Paulus is a member of the FCIS board of directors and brings years of experience to the position. While heading schools in California and Michigan, he served as a board member for the California Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Independent Michigan Schools. It is an honor to have been chosen both as a board member for FCIS and to chair the accreditation commission, Paulus said. I am impressed with my fellow heads of school, and I get to see best practices for the finest schools in the state. I will certainly utilize this information to make Canterbury a stronger school. FCIS evaluates and accredits more than 150 schools in Florida, and it represents more than 72,000 students. Through the accreditation process, the council assures that schools maintain high standards and independence of character without political, financial or bureaucratic pressures. (from FCIS website) Paulus was educated at Deerfield Academy, Stanford University (B.A. 1972) and Boston University (M.Ed. 1979). During his 40-year career in independent education, he was a teacher, coach and administrator at the Pingree School in Massachusetts, headmaster at Menlo School in California, head of school at Greenhills School in Michigan and general director at The Ko School in Istanbul, Turkey. Tony Paulus

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201121 ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE HAVE YOUR POLICIES BEEN UPDATED AND REVIEWED... CALL FOR CALL FOR AUTO QUOTE AUTO QUOTE Wesley Cattanach Life Insurance Health Insurance Annuities Long Term Care Medicare Supplement Insurance Employee Bene ts Located in Both O Mom 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, I waited for three years to get the accommodations I wanted at our local retirement home. When they finally called I immediately put my house up for sale, disposed of all of the household items I would not need and moved in. I have been in the retirement home for six months and it is lovely, but I will have to move out next month. My house has not sold and the asking price continues to go down so I will be moving back. Where did I go wrong? Clarissa Dear Clarissa, You did not do anything wrong you were in the wrong place at the wrong time through no fault of your own. You applied the advice you were given and waited until it was time to make a move, and then made your move. You, as well as many, many other people, have been caught in the housing market difficulty. It is important to talk to the director at the retirement community to let her know what is happening to you and what you would like to do in the future: move back if your home sells. Also, she should be able to advise you of the home support services available if you need assistance when you return home. Pryce Dear Clarissa, I am also shocked at the downturn in the economy when I always thought that there were firm controls in place to prevent such a thing. We are told that this is not a depression but a recession, but the housing sector has been severely affected. I would suggest you contact an attorney who may have suggestions for people in your situation. The attorney may have a possible solution and could contact your retirement complex and maybe they can come to a reasonable solution. They probably do not want you to move out, and they may want to help you to stay. Your real estate agent may have some suggestions you could consider. Houses are selling but at a much slower rate and if they suggest having a staging expert see your property, I would suggest that you consider it strongly. Best of luck. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 20Port AuthorityEstablished in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. For more information, visit www.fpra.org. Financial FocusReinvesting Dividends Can Pay Off by Jennifer BaseyWhen you invest in stocks, you want their price to go up. But of course, you cant control the rise and fall of stock prices. However, there is a key element of investing that you can control the number of shares you own. And in the long run, share ownership may be more important than rising stock prices in determining your longterm investment success. Of course, you might think that the advice of buy more shares is easier said than done. After all, not everyone can easily find a lot of extra money to invest. But you dont need access to vast wealth to increase your share ownership you just need to consistently reinvest your stock dividends. Just how important are reinvested dividends to wealth accumulation, as compared to capital gains (the increase in stock prices)? Over the 135-year period from 1871 through 2003, owning stocks and reinvesting the dividends produced 97 percent of all stock market returns, with only 3 percent coming from capital gains, according to a major study done by Dr. Jeremy Siegel, one of the worlds leading researchers on stock market performance. Other studies have also pointed to the importance of dividends as a component of total returns. What are the implications of this disparity between the effectiveness of dividend reinvestment versus that of capital gains? First of all, it suggests that you may not want to spend an undue amount of time and effort in chasing after hot stocks, hoping for big capital gains. For one thing, by the time you buy these stocks, they may already be cooling off, but even more importantly, your focus on achieving large capital gains may not be the best use of your financial resources. Ultimately, the power of dividend reinvestment means, not surprisingly, that you may be able to help yourself if you look for quality dividend-paying stocks and then reinvest the dividends, month after month and year after year. 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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201122 Mental Health Awareness Week Tickets are now available to hear award-winning journalist and nationally known mental health advocate Pete Earley speak Friday, October 7, in Fort Myers. Earley will discuss the need for mental health reform at the luncheon hosted by Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. The presentation, in observance of Mental Health Awareness Week, will be at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35 including lunch, and $50 with 1.5 CEUs from Florida Gulf Coast University for mental health professionals. Tickets are available at Hope Clubhouse at 267-1777 or may be purchased online at www.hopeclubhouse. org. Tables for eight may be purchased for $500. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Stephen Prendiville, MD, of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The News-Press Media Group are the major sponsors to date. Earley, author of 13 books, also will be available for book signing immediately after his presentation. We are very honored that Pete Earley has agreed to join us for our first annual luncheon in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, said Hope Clubhouse Executive Director Debra Webb. Because of his expertise, he has been asked twice to testify before the U.S. Congress about the need for mental health reform and has given lectures throughout the world. Earley is best known as the author of CRAZY: A Fathers Search Through Americas Mental Health Madness, which was one of two finalists for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. His book tells two stories. The first is his struggle to get his son help after he develops a severe mental illness. The second story is based on nine months that Earley spent inside the Miami-Dade County Jail where he followed persons with mental disorders through the criminal justice system and out into the streets to see what happened to them. His book has won awards from the American Psychiatric Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America. A former reporter for The Washington Post, Earley is the author of nine nonfiction books and three novels. His first book, Family of Spies: Inside the John Walker Spy Ring, was a New York Times best-seller and was made into a five-hour miniseries that won three Emmys and was broadcast on CBS Television. For his book The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison, Earley spent a full year as a reporter inside a maximum security prison. His book, Circumstantial Evidence, helped lead to the release of a black man from death row after he had been wrongly convicted of murdering a white teenager in Alabama. Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida exists to rehabilitate people living with severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and clinical depression. It opened in March 2010 and has 59 members. Hope Clubhouse, the only one of its kind in Southwest Florida, fills a significant gap in the mental health system by offering opportunities for meaningful work, education, friendships and access to housing in a supportive, caring and dignified community setting. Hope Clubhouse is one of more than 350 clubhouse programs worldwide based on the principle that meaningful work is critical in bringing positive change to the lives of those living with mental illness. Clubhouse staff help members, as they are called, to develop work skills to enable them to return to productive employment in the community. For more information, visit www. hopeclubhouse.org. From page 21Reinvestingrow. (Keep in mind, though, that not all stocks will pay dividends, and even those that do can reduce or discontinue them at any time. Dividend reinvestment does not ensure a profit or protect against loss.) So to help boost your share ownership, consider reinvesting the dividends back into the stock, rather than taking them as cash payments. If you do choose to reinvest your dividends, though, you will need to look to other types of investments to provide you with income, assuming you need some income from your portfolio, which may become more necessary during your retirement years. Your financial advisor can help you determine the appropriate investments to help provide this income. But in any case, if you can do without the current income provided by dividends, give careful consideration to reinvesting them. Dividend reinvestment is not a glamorous investment strategy, and it wont help you get rich quick, but it can help you make steady progress toward your long-term financial goals and thats a key dividend in itself. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Pete Earley Dr. DaveVacationsby Dr. Dave HepburnWhen on vacation and ending up in a place like, say, Syphilis, Iowa, have you ever wondered what medical legacies belong to that town? Likely not. But as my mind tends to wander in directions that frighten most people, here is my list of tourism brochures of actual places and diseases that might alter your travel plans. Welcome to beautiful Coxsackie, New York, a place with a name so distinctly attractive that if ever a place should have a disease named after it, Coxsackie should. AND WE DO! A lovely wee virus takes its name from our little piece of heaven on earth. We are the proud origins of the Coxsackie virus, one that causes Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in kids. Even though this is usually just a mild, benign rash of the hand, foot and mouth, it seems to cause daycares the world over to panic like an alligator in a purse factory. In adults, our little virus can cause painful blisters in the mouth, usually on the soft palate, a condition known as herpangina. You might think this an odd name as it has nothing to do with herpes or angina, but we named it after our mayor, Ralph Clinton, who has both a bad heart and... tends to campaign, um, uniquely. Run to Norwalk, Ohio, a town so flushed with pride that our streets run with excrem excitement. You wont want to walk when you get here, youll want to run, so to speak. We too have a lovely little virus that loves to hang around the downtown colon core but often goes off on cruises where it can stop a ship in its tracks, given that Norwalk is responsible for 90 percent of all viral gastroenteritis. Come to Norwalk and enjoy our historic taco stands and hamburgers tartar. We are proud to say that half of all food poisoning comes from us. So dont walk to Nor walk... Nor-run. Getting ticked off at the world? Feel like life is a lemon and you need a lime break? Well burrow into Lyme, Connecticut. We are proud to have a disease named after us, one caused by a tick bite that leaves behind a nasty bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. Since Burgdorfitis was not garnering a lot of attention, we were asked to host this disease given the large outbreak we once had. Lyme disease can cause a very distinct (bulls eye target) rash that may be the harbinger of a lifetime of arthritis, heart failure and nerve problems. So target our town, come on in and have a stiff one. Come to Lyme and make your friends green with envy. Itll tick em off. You wont want to leave the Hantaan River region here in Korea should you catch our virus, as you just might fall in love with one of the many nurses and hospital staff you will get to know. The Korean word hanta, translates into Leave that mouse poop alone. Should you have a penchant for rodent feces or urine, youd be wise to wear a mask, or you could end up wearing a death mask. Our deadly, yet unique hantavirus is all yours should you inhale tiny particles of fresh saliva, urine, droppings or nesting materials which can be sent airborne from things like sweeping a garage or cottage. As in Lyme disease, the common deer mouse is the culprit so please learn to identify a deer mouse, just not by investigating its poop. The deer mouse, also common in Western Canada, is bug eyed, has a white belly and legs and is a virtual disease factory... not unlike a dear leader. Stockholm Syndrome. Now if you were to be kidnapped, can you think of any better place than our captivating city, Stockholm, to be abducted. If the ransom isnt paid youll remain a captive of the Society of Swedish Siren Sororities. Youll suffer some psychiatric condition that will cause you to lose the will to negotiate your release. Youll not return to your life on 279 Tedium Avenue where, between watching Threes Company reruns, you end up watching 345-pound Orville Snodgrass next door mow his lawn shirtless? Many who come to this meatball Mecca actually demand to be injected with this disease and... transferred straight to ICU. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. PR Pro Bono DayMore than 6,000 nonprofit organizations operate in Southwest Florida, but many of these organizations lack the personnel, budget and resources to effectively spread the word about their programs and services. The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) hopes to assist nonprofit organizations by hosting its annual PR Pro Bono Day on September 30. Some of the areas most distinguished public relations professionals will provide guidance and advice at the free half-day seminar that begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Lee County Port Authority Airport Training Facility located at 15924 Air Cargo Lane in Fort Myers. Pro Bono Day serves as the chapters annual service project. Topics discussed in the four-hour mini-conference will include public relations basics, social media, fundraising, media relations, and board relations. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of their work for feedback from FPRAs professionals. To register, visit the Southwest Florida FPRA website at http://www.fpraswfl. org. Registration is limited to 50 attendees. For more details, contact Tiffany Esposito at 992-2943 or email tiffany@ bonitaspringschamber.com. PR Pro Bono Day is presented with assistance from sponsors LCEC and JJ Taylor Companies, Inc.

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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youll soon have a chance to take a big step up from where you are to where you want to be. Check it out first. Remember: Even the Mountain Sheep looks before it leaps. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week brings a challenge that could determine the future direction of your life. If youre ready for a change, accept it with confidence. A loved one supports your decision. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A disruption creates a delay in completing your projects. Use this time to pursue a personal matter you were too busy to deal with before. Youll find it will be time well spent. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You still need to be on the alert for any signs of problems that could create serious misunderstandings. A more positive aspect begins to emerge toward the weeks end. Be patient. LEO (July 23 to August 22) With things slowing down a bit this week, it would be a good time for luxury-loving Leonines to go somewhere for some well-earned pampering. Things liven up around Friday. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Single Virgos looking for partners are finally getting a break from Venus, who has moved in to make things happen. Attached Virgos see their relationships blossom. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Youve been working hard to get things done. Now take a breather and recheck your next step. You might want to make some changes in view of the news that comes your way. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The watchword for savvy Scorpios this week is preparation. Consider sharpening your skills to make the most of the new opportunity youre about to take on. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) There might still be some loose ends that need tucking up if you hope to get that important relationship repaired. A new spurt of activity starts soon. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Its a good idea to keep the positive momentum going by finding and getting rid of anything that could cause you to stumble. Keep the path ahead clear and open. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A period of contemplation is advised before you make your next move. Be sure that where you decide to go is the right place for you. A health matter needs attention. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) That new energy surge that hit you last week continues to send out good vibrations. Try investing a part of it in creating something noteworthy on the job. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to balance your personal universe, and in doing so, you help bring harmony into the lives of the rest of us. On Sept. 27, 1854, two ships collide off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 322 passengers and crew. The wooden-hulled Arctic was severely damaged when it slammed into the iron-hulled steamer Vesta. In trying to beach the ship, the Arctics captain ran over several lifeboats, causing even more people to drown. On Oct. 1, 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as the 2,425-foot-high Yosemite Falls, rock formations Half Dome and El Capitan, and three groves of giant sequoias, the worlds biggest trees. On Sept. 28, 1938, auto inventor Charles Duryea dies in Philadelphia at the age of 76. Duryea and his brother Frank designed and built one of the first functioning gas-powered automobiles. Charles insisted on taking full credit for the brothers innovation and said that Frank was simply a mechanic. On Sept. 26, 1957, West Side Story, composed by Leonard Bernstein, opens at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. West Side Story, a reinterpretation of William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, tells the tale of a love affair between Tony, who is Polish American, and Maria, a Puerto Rican, set against an urban background of interracial warfare. On Sept. 29, 1969, the U.S. Army drops murder charges against eight Special Forces soldiers accused of killing a Vietnamese national. The case against the Green Berets was dismissed for reasons of national security when the CIA refused to release highly classified information. On Oct. 2, 1985, Rock Hudson, a Hollywood romantic leading man during the 1950s and s and later a TV star, dies at the age of 59 from an AIDS-related illness. The 6-foot-5 Hudson rose to fame starring in such films as Giant (1956), for which he received an Academy Award nomination. On Sept. 30, 1999, large doses of radiation are released at Japans Tokaimura nuclear plant, an accident caused by a serious error made by workers at the plant. Instead of pouring 5 pounds of powdered uranium into nitric acid, workers poured in 35 pounds. It was 20th-century American humorist Evan Esar who made the following extremely sage observation: Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind. The Ghirardelli company, now renowned worldwide for the fine chocolate it produces, originally was a purveyor of mustard and spices. Frank Lloyd Wright was an unusually prolific architect. During the 70 years of his professional career, he designed a whopping 500 buildings. Unless youre employed in the publishing field, you might think that a typographical error is rather insignificant, something that only nitpickers worry about. Typos, however, sometimes radically change the meaning of text. Take, for example, the 1631 edition of the Bible published by the royal printers in London. A word was left out of one of the Ten Commandments, resulting in the exhortation, Thou shalt commit adultery. This book is now known as the Wicked Bible or the Adulterous Bible. Robert Barker and Martin Lucas, the publishers responsible for the error, were fined 300 British pounds, or about $54,000 in todays currency. In 1826, the eastern part of Texas declared its independence from the United States, calling itself the Republic of Fredonia. You might be surprised to learn that author Norman Mailer, best known for his novel The Naked and the Dead, majored in aeronautical engineering when he was in college. If you are an arachnophobe, you may not want to read the following tidbit: There are some species of spider that dine on fish -and catch them, too. For reasons surpassing understanding, in 1845, the city of Boston made it mandatory to have a doctors prescription before taking a bath. A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. -Charles Evans Hughes THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201124 1. MOVIES: Which one of Alfred Hitchcocks lms won a Best Picture award? 2. PRESIDENTS: Who was the 21st president of the United States? 3. LANGUAGE: What does the Greek pre x xeno mean? 4. TELEVISION: What was the name of the 1950s game show hosted by Groucho Marx? 5. FOOD & DRINK: What are the eight vegetables in V8 juice? 6. AD SLOGANS: What was the peanut butter that picky people pick? 7. RELIGION: What was the religion of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania? 8. MUSIC: What were Frostys eyes made of in the childrens Christmas song? 9. LITERATURE: John Steinbecks novel Sweet Thursday is a sequel to what earlier book? 10. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the mouth of the Mekong River located? TRIVIA TEST1. Rebecca 2. Chester Arthur 3. Strange or foreign 4. You Bet Your Life 5. Tomatoes, spinach, beets, carrots, celery, lettuce, parsley and watercress 6. Peter Pan Peanut Butter 7. He was a Quaker 8. Coal 9. Cannery Row 10. Vietnam. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ1. In 2010, pitcher Arthur Rhodes tied a major-league record with 33 consecutive scoreless appearances. Who also holds the mark? 2. Twice during the 1980s, a relief pitcher won the N.L. Rookie of the Year Award. Name either pitcher. 3. The University of Michigan had retired only ve numbers in football entering the 2011 season. Name three of the ve. 4. How many seasons of at least 50 wins did the San Antonio Spurs have in the past 20 seasons (199192 through 2010-11). 5. Before the 2010-11 season (32 goals), what was the lowest goal total for a season for Washingtons Alex Ovechkin? 6. When was the last time before 2011 that Penn State won an NCAA wrestling team championship? 7. In 2011, golfer Luke Donald became the second player in a row from England to win the Match Play Championship. Who was the rst?1. Mike Myers (2000) and Mark Guthrie (2002). 2. The Dodgers Steve Howe in 1980 and St. Louis Todd Worrell in 1986. 3. No. 11 (Wistert brothers: Francis, Albert and Alvin), No. 47 (Bennie Oosterbaan), No. 48 (Gerald Ford), No. 87 (Ron Kramer) and No. 98 (Tom Harmon). 4. Sixteen. 5. Forty-six (2006-07). 6. It was 1953. 7. Ian Poulter. ANSWERS

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25 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 by Suzy Cohen, RPhD ear Pharmacist: I was in a car accident. Ive been taking medicine for my muscle aches and pain, but once the drug wears off, my pain returns. What are the best prescription muscle relaxers, and are there natural alternatives? KB, Los Angeles Muscle relaxant drugs offer temporary relief for a pulled muscle, sprain, strain, stiff neck or other muscle problem. I think medications are fine for a little while, but most of you reading will need to tease out the underlying cause of your own pain. Many of you suffer with muscle spasms and it may not dawn on you that you take a drug that depletes a nutrient from your body, which then causes chronic muscle spasms or cramps. For real. Not knowing this could cause pain and frustration and might force you to take muscle relaxant drugs forever! Hundreds of drugs can cause muscle aches and pains, including blood pressure drugs so please refer to my book, Drug Muggers. More specifically, read the chapters on calcium, magnesium, CoQ10, vitamin D and vitamin B6. In my book, Ive listed the medications that deplete these nutrients, and potentially harm your muscles, causing weakness, cramps and spasms. Also, see your physician and consider physical therapy, gentle chiropractic and massage. I will now provide a list of popular herbs and medications that temporarily relieve the pain. All of them can mess with your head, meaning cause brain fog, drowsiness and dizziness. Please dont take these and drive: Baclofen (Lioresal), Rx. Used for muscle spasms, it improves levels of our natural GABA, which calms our nervous system. Often used in multiple sclerosis and amazingly, it could help reduce cravings for alcohol. Cramp Bark, herbal supplement. The name says it all; this herb may help reduce leg cramps, spasms and pain resulting from a stiff neck. Ladies, this could help reduce cramps at that time of the month. Sold in health food stores as tea, tincture and capsule. Careful, it can lower blood pressure. Metaxalone (Skelaxin), Rx. This blocks pain sensations temporarily. It helps with all sorts of muscle aches and pains, and one advantage over other drugs is that there is much less potential for abuse. Valerian, herbal supplement. Often used for insomnia and anxiety, but it also relaxes muscles. Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), Rx. This is related to antidepressants and can cause dry mouth, urinary retention, constipation and dizziness. Carisoprodol (Soma), Rx. It blocks the transmission of signals in the brain and spinal cord. It makes you terribly sleepy so you dont feel the pain! As a pharmacist, I have to tell you Ive seen a lot of abuse with this drug. Kava Kava and Passionflower, herbal dietary supplements. Both of these support muscle health and cause relaxation. Take one or the other, sold at health food stores. Methocarbamol (Robaxin), Rx. Its related to a cough syrup called guaifenesin. It has no direct effect on the striated muscle or the nerve fiber but may help temporarily. Take with lots of water. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Pole WalkingWalk without pain, improve your posture, burn calories, build bone density and increase your cardio stamina. These are the many benefits of walking with specialized poles. Lee County Parks & Recreation is offering Pole Walking at the North Fort Myers Community Park located at 2021 North Tamiami Trail, behind the deaRPharmacistBest Medications And Herbs For Muscle Relaxation North Fort Myers library. Morning and evening Pole Walking classes are available. Each session offers eight classes for only $30. Local resident Lindy Smith is a trained walking instructor. She will teach you everything you need to know to become and upright citizen. With a pair of walking poles in your hands, a basic stroll becomes a surprisingly easy full body workout. Wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes, and bring a water bottle. Walking poles will be provided for the class. For more information contact Libby Olive at 652-4512 or email Lolive@ leegov.com. Ride For Hope Supports HospiceFitness, fun and fundraising are all planned as part of the 4th annual Ride for Hope in support of Hope Hospice. Bill Curtis, the events founder, is a longtime Hope volunteer who celebrates his birthday each year by riding his age in miles, and raising funds for Hope Hospice. Four years ago he invited others to join him and the Ride for Hope was on its way. The ride is held in November in observance of National Hospice Month. Proceeds from the ride will help to cover the costs of patient care. Hope Hospice serves everyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay. A new feature at this years event will be a raffle for a Xenith Comp, the winner of Bicycling magazines 2010 Editors Choice Award for Best Recreational Road Bike. The bike is valued at more than $2,000. Raffle tickets may be purchased on line or at the event. Riders will have three route options: 40K, 80K, or 100K. The ride starts at Joannes House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs Sunday, November 20. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The fee is $25, due by November 9. To register or make a donation online, visit www. hopehcs.org/ride. For more information, call 489-9164. 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|8AM Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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REMODELING Lic. & Ins. 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 FINANCIAL SERVICES THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. To learn about the bene ts of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSDRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR SENIOR CITIZEN & MILITARY DISCOUNTS(239) 910-7663Call & Talk To The Owner, Every Time! WeathersealROOFING & CONSTRUCTIONExperts in All Types of Roofing CONSTRUCTION/ROOFINGPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201126 Im Barney, a twoyear-old beagle. Im a small but sturdy dog. Beagles are known to be loving, sweet and happy dogs and Im no exception. Because we were bred for hunting we will earnestly follow a scent until we find whats at the other end so dont forget to keep an eye on me. If you can provide me with lots of exercise and play time, Ill be a great companion dog for an active person or family. My adoption is only $45 during Septembers Labor of Love Adoption promotion. My name is Lovebug. Im only five months old and Im a highly playful kitten. My favorite pasttime is chasing balls. Im as affectionate as I am playful. You may be surprised to know that I like to have my nails trimmed. Good grooming habits are very important you know. I like to play with cats that are older than me so if you already have a feline friend I would love to be their new best friend as well as yours. My adoption fee is only $50 during Septembers Labor of Love Adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Lovebug ID# 510845 photos by squaredogphoto.com Pets Of The Week Barney ID# 510905

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?Advertise Here! Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER TREE & LAWN CARE 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myers 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 COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusCONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable CONSTRUCTIONFROM REMODELING TO NEW CONSTRUCTIONNO JOB TO BIG OR TO SMALLCC Shutters Sales & ServiceAll Types of Hurricane Protection Including Impact Windows From Panels to Remote Roll Downs 239-691-9002 CGC 150-77-08 COMPUTERSTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201127 Child Safety Seat Check SaturdaySafe Kids Lee/Collier, led by The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Kohls Center for Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Florida Highway Patrol have partnered together and will support Seat Check Saturday on September 24, with two car seat safety inspection events from 9 a.m. to noon. The inspection locations are: Estero Fire & Rescue: 21500 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero. Twinkle Twinkle Little Store: 4910 Tamiami Train North, Suite 212. A limited number of car seats will be available at cost in the event the technicians deem it necessary to replace the existing car seat. Kids need boosters until they can do the following things: They should be tall enough so that the seat belts rest against a hard, bony surface like the hips and collarbone (not the stomach). Kids should be able to bend their knees at the edge of the seat, while sitting up straight. And they should be able to maintain that position without slouching or lying down for the entire trip. A 2008 report from NHTSA shows that children from birth to age one were in a car seat 99 percent of the time. Children from ages one to three were in car seats 92 percent of the time and kids four to seven were in seats 89 percent of the time. Sadly, as kids get to be between eight to 12, they ride in a restraint only 85 percent of the time. Also according to NHTSA, child safety seats reduce the risk of death for infants (under one year old) in a vehicle crash by 71 percent, and reduce the likelihood to toddlers (one to four years old) by 54 percent. Remember: All children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat. For information on child passenger safety and to make an appointment for Saturdays Safety Seat Inspection call 239-343-5224. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY MISC. FOR SALE MISC. FOR SALE FICTITIOUS NAME COMMERCIAL SPACETHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201128 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866 RS 12/17 CC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESWe are currently seeking applicants for several volunteer positions. Positions Needed: Patient Admission Desk, Baby Bird Feeders, Gift Shop & Education Center Volunteers. 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: volunteers@crowclinic.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: 239-579-0537NS 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 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 HELP WANTEDIsland Cleaning Company is looking for a responsible, trustworthy and dependable person for residential and rental cleaning. Must have own transportation. Flexible hours, Saturdays required, part time turning to full time. Experience preferred. Please email tammiestotalcare@yahoo.comNR 9/23 CC 9/30 MOVINGDaybed with trundle, washer/dryer, two lamps, swivel armchair, small wooden table. Make offer. Must sell! #303-453-9972.NS 9/23 PC 9/23 KIMBALL BABY GRAND PIANOBeautiful black satin, original owner, 24 yrs, great condition, great sound, rarely played, bench included. Can also be a stunning accent piece for any home. $6,500. 239-281-4179NR 9/23 CC 9/30 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The fictitious name of HOLLY CAKES, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 15024 Sea Crest Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33919 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 23th Day of September 2011. Holly Quick, ownerNR 9/23 CC 9/23 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 call 239-297-2557 if youre interested.NS 9/16 NC 9/30 NS 9/23 NC 9/30TWO STAGHORN FERNSLarge STAGHORN FERN 5 ft. wide x 5 ft. deep x 4 ft. tall. Small FERN is 3 ft. x 2 ft. x 31 tall. Both will need hanging chains. Asking $200 OBO for both. I live in North Ft. Myers. Sorry, no delivery. Please call 239-297-2557.VINTAGE METAL OFFICE DESK FROM SANIBEL POST OFFICETop is painted enamel white. Great for a computer desk. Pullout tray for mouse on right. Left side has door opening to 2 metal shelves. Right side has 3 drawers. Desk is 60 wide x 34 deep x 30 1/2 tall. Front center opening is 20 wide x 26 tall. $40 OBO. VINTAGE 60S BLACK LACQUER MAGNAVOX STEREO CONSOLEWith orig. Brass Oriental Decorations. Stereo has been removed. Holds LP records on left with room on right for smaller storage. Two gliding panels on top w/ oval knobs to access inside. Very good condition. Tan cloth backing behind wood grids where speakers were on front and sides. Measures 72 long x 17 1/2 deep x 25 1/2 tall. BEAUTIFUL PIECE. $45 OBO.

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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE RENTAL WANTED VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL/SEASONAL ANNUAL RENTAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website www.remax-oftheislands.com Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 4/1 BM TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201129 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt RS 5/13 NC TFNIsabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.comFor Information And Showings Please Call McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000KEY WEST STYLE HOME AT THE BAY IN FORT MYERS BEACH (5/4/2) Fully furnished including a boat, etc. Asking $1,190,000WALK TO BEACH1 BR/BA. Female non smoker. Share house. $500/month includes utilities. One small pet okay. 239-699-8741.RS 8/5 BM TFN Dunes, 3/2.5 UF townhouse $1,700/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock/just off Island $2,300/mo. Piling home, 2/2 remodeled, UF, w/d, beach access $1,450/mo. Dunes, Lake Front, 4BR + / 4BA $3,000/mo. Duplex, 2/1 UF, remodeled, walk to beach. $900/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 8/12 BM TFN SPECIAL OFFERINGSecluded 2/1 canal front cottage. Quiet end of Sanibel. Please no realtors. 239-848-8695NS 9/9 CC 9/30 CLOSE TO SANIBEL & FM BEACH 2BR/2BA, 2nd oor, end unit w/lanai. Very clean & bright. Pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. $800 per month 239-851-4921 or 887-0834. RR 9/9 CC 9/23 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION FALL COMMUNITY YARD SALESaturday, October 22nd 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Vendor spots only $5 FREE to shop Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 239-498-0415NR 9/9 NC 10/21 WANTED ON SANIBEL Oceanfront private home for rental February & March 2012. Pool, 3-4 bedrooms. We have a dog. 1-289-337-1001NR 9/9 CC TFN FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Pr iced at $89,400. Ground rent $5,800/yr. 239-209-1869 or Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com.RR 9/16 CC TFN WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234RR 9/16 CC TFN ANNUAL 1BR/BA APT.w/patio, female, non-smoker, no pets. Newly decorated, near beach, pool, WiFi, DVD, TV, includes utilities. $600 month 239-472-8181NR 9/16 CC 9/23 FOR SALE TRAILERPeriwinkle Park 30 Trailer with attached 20x10 screen room, furnished, cozy and clean,appliances, garden area, Internet/ cable, storage sheds, paver parking. 727-207-5787. Paradise!RR 9/23 CC 9/30 GARAGE & FURNITURE SALE1407 Sandpiper Circle In the Dunes. Fri-Sat 23rd & 24th. 8am 1pm. $1 bins with books & games. Outdoor tables & Chairs. Wine Racks/Knick-Knacks/Sofas & MORE. Call 239-333-8867 for directions or questions.NR 9/23 CC 9/23 The River EMAIL: Ads@RiverWeekly.com For Only $12 Per Week Your ClassifiedCan Be Seen From Anywhere In The World!Send it to ads@RiverWeekly.com-or-Log onto www.IslandSunNews.com & click on Place Classified

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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 23, 201130

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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 23, 201132 Shell Point To Host Employment Open HouseOn Friday, September 30, Shell Point Retirement Community will host an employment fair in The Woodlands neighborhood of the community. Due to the planning and construction of The Springs at Shell Point, a new assisted living facility for the property, there will be 50+ available job opportunities created. From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., and then again from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., individuals interested in employment with Shell Point can visit the property to apply for a variety of upcoming positions. The fair will take place in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point, located at 14441 Woodsong Lane. Attendees should follow the signs to parking. Some of the available positions will be in nursing, hospitality management, housekeeping, caregiving, and food service. Attendees will be asked to complete a full application, and possibly participate in interviews for available jobs. If possible, interested applicants should bring in a resume and list of references. Because employees are our most valuable resource, we offer a work atmosphere that is fast-paced and challenging, opportunities for employees to learn and grow, and an environment where employees are recognized for their contributions and years of service, said Gina Banasiak, human resources coordinator. Shell Point is the 11th largest employer in Lee County, and offers tremendous opportunities for its employees. Shell Point has more than 900 employees dedicated to caring for, serving, and satisfying residents and fellow employees in a number of areas such as healthcare, hospitality services, grounds, security, maintenance/skilled trades, resident services, activities, golf course, sales and marketing, administrative/clerical, and management. Full time Shell Point employee benefits include: health insurance, dental plan, paid time off, jury pay, bereavement leave, tax-deferred retirement savings with employer contribution, golf course discount, on-site wellness program, credit union membership, optional short-term disability, optional additional life insurance options, bridge toll reimbursements, and Florida theme park discounts. Part time Shell Point employee benefits include: paid time off, tax deferred retirement savings with employer contribution, bridge toll reimbursement, jury pay, bereavement leave, golf course discount, and Florida theme park discounts. Shell Point continues to grow as baby boomers retire to Southwest Florida, creating a greater need for additional healthcare services, said Peter Dys, president of Shell Point Retirement Community. The Springs assisted living facility will continue to support our organizations ministry and mission to provide comprehensive residential and healthcare services to senior adults, he added. The official opening date of operation for The Springs is anticipated to be February 2012, and when completed it will offer 105 additional units to the community for assisted living. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off McGregor Boulevard and Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. 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! New ListingGreat Location. Steps to the Beach, corner lot, 2 houses from deeded beach access, homesite allows 25% imperable coverage and 30% developable. Large cleared homesite. Dream location for your dream home. Offered for $325,000. Contact Steven Palmer 239/707-7293 or Kelly Palmer 239/634-7629. Tradewinds Wonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds, Near Beach Home Offered for $659,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 Copacetic EstateCopacetic Estate, as the name indicates is Captiva life at its nest. 4 Bedroom 6 Bath Main House with pool is both spacious and elegant yet the mood is tranquil and comforting. The Top Floor Master Suite with Private Of ce, Exercise Room and 2 Full baths has expansive views of the Bay. A picture perfect 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Guest House surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, its own private pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy beach access. So much more to see and enjoy at Copacetic Estate. Offered for $4,399,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/ 565-8805 2621 San Cap Rd. Island GetawayThis adorable Florida cottage makes for the perfect island retreat. Great location in Sanibel Gardens near shopping and restaurants. In addition to 3 BRs, 2 baths, there is a large laundry room/ storage that could easily be converted to a studio,game room or workshop. The gazebo at the end of the walkway makes for a relaxing spot to enjoy the outdoors and the large backyard. Freshly painted. New tile in DR and Kitchen, new carpet, New bath in 2008. Furniture negotiable. Lots of potential. Offered for $289,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 Jonathan Harbour Bayfront Lots #33 & #34Two gorgeous oversized waterfront lots with spectacular panoramic vies of Connie Mack Bay. Build your dream home on one of these lots or combine them for your own private estate. Private gated yachting community near Sanibel and convenient to Ft. Myers. Offered for $750,000 each. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti at 239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825 Periwinkle Of ce Condominiums 2 Of ce Condominiums available in high pro le of ce building on Periwinkle (each is over 1200 s.f..) Each features a reception area, multiple of ces and central work area, wood oors, new carpet, built-ins. Great location, easy off and on the island. Suite A Reduced to $289,500 Suite C Reduced to $299,500 Gina Banasiak Peter DysShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


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