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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 41 OCTOBER 21, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Matlacha Hookers Hosts 13th Annual Pine Island Elementary Fishing DerbyThe 13th annual Pine Island Elementary Fishing Tournament & Derby presents a day of pulling in fish, live music, a fish fry, auctions, and childrens activities at the Olde Fish House Marina in Matlacha on Sunday, October 23. Hosted by the Matlacha Hookers womens service organization, the tournament helps purchase books and technology equipment for the Pine Island Elementary School. Registered children are invited to participate in games, face-painting, T-shirt painting, the fishing derby in three age divisions, lunch, and a trophy awards ceremony. Cost for non-Pine Island Elementary students is $35; for PIE students, $30 (sponsorship available for those who cannot pay the fee).The following live bands will perform throughout the day: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Kip & Friends, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Rick & Danette from Stringtown, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aimee Linn & Charlie Kuchler, and finally from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Yard Dogs. Tournament registration fee for adult anglers is $50, which includes a free T-shirt and the fish fry. Prizes of $500 are awarded for heaviest legal mangrove snapper, redfish, and trout; $1,000 for heaviest legal slam. Fishing starts at 7 a.m.; weigh-in is at 3 p.m. Registration is Saturday, October 22 from noon to 6 p.m. in a tent staked across the street from Olde Fish House Marina. Participants can also pre-register at partner businesses: Micelis Restaurant and Seven Seas Bait & Tackle in Matlacha, Four Winds Marina in Bokeelia, and Monroe Canal Marina and Old Pine Island Marine & Tackle in St. James City. For sponsorship and registration forms or information about the event or donating auction items, visit www.matlachahookers.org or call 282-1442 or 283-3706. Free Edible Landscaping WorkshopA great yard doesnt have to be simply ornamental. It can be beautiful and edible, too. Thats the message Master Gardener Todd Roy will bring to the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket Saturday, October 22, at 10 a.m. His presentation is next in a series of free gardening events hosted at the weekly GreenMarket. He will talk about ways to get the most out of your yard and some of the many fruit trees and shrubs that grow well in Southwest Florida. Hell also address container gardening options and using vertical spaces. His talk is meant to inspire people to use their yards in more productive ways. Roy attributes his interest in plants and horticulture to being raised in an agricultural and self-sustaining environment. He grew up in a small midwestern town in Michigan with one traffic light, a working wheat mill and a community engaged in 4-H and agriculture. He said he remembers many trips with his grandparents to the fields and orchards to pick fresh peaches, cherries, pears, plums, blueberries, strawberries and apples. He also helped them tend and harvest a large vegetable garden. His grandmother would can and freeze much of what they harvested, enabling them to enjoy fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Roy relocated to Florida in 2004 and was excited to see all of the new growing options Southwest Florida has to offer. He eventually found a home as a horticulturalist at The Edison & Ford Winter Estates which he had frequently visited and admired. He said he enjoys working with all facets of horticulture but his passions are sustainability, organic gardening, and edible landscaping. Being an artist, he also enjoys painting the flowers hes grown and invites other artist friends to paint in the garden as well. People interested in growing at least part of their familys fruits and vegetables in their yard should not miss this free gardening workshop at the Alliance GreenMarket on the corner of McGregor and Colonial in Fort Myers. 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. Its 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. Todd Roy at the GreenMarket Children and adults cast for fish at the Pine Island Elementary Fishing DerbyGentlemens Club To Roast CommissionerOn Saturday, October 29, the Gentlemens Club of Fort Myers will hold its 20th annual roast, this year benefiting the Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation at the Shell Factory. Tom Cronin, the master of ceremonies, said, This should be our best ever, as Commissioner Mann is the wittiest man I know. Five veteran roasters including Larry Hart, Joe DAlessandro, Marietta Mudgett, Sheriff Mike Scott and States Attorney Steve Russell will give it their best shot to embarrass and harass County Commission Chairman Frank Mann. During the roast, Mann will be subjected to comedic insults, (limited) praise, outlandish true and maybe true stories, and possibly a few heartwarming tributes. No one is better able to take the jokes in good humor and dish it right back than Mann. Mann will be surrounded by friends, fans, well-wishers, and possibly a few detractors, all of whom may receive some of the same treatment during the course of the evening. The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation at the Shell Factory, this years beneficiary, recently completed renovations to enhance the attraction, which is currently open Tuesday through Sunday, and beginning October 31 will be open seven days a week. A botanical trail winds through the habitats of over 300 animals, reptiles, fish and birds. The petting farm, ecolab, and park are home to camels, llamas, turkeys, bunnies, lemurs, alligators, armadillos, skunks and many more creatures available for viewing, petting and educational activities. This year the roast is in the Dolphin Room at the Shell Factory, with open bar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner is served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., when the nonsense will begin. Cost is $250 per couple or $800 for a table of eight. Cronin said, I am hoping that after 20 years as chairman, we will break through the $300,000 mark to Lee County charities. Checks should be made payable to the Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3. For more information, call 995-2141 ext. 117 or send an email to tomsoffice@shellfactory. com. County Commission Chairman Frank Mann


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowRobert E. Lee Monument, At Lastby Gerri ReavesPart II of IIIn this photo taken on January 19, 1966, Edna F. Grady Roberts stands before a monument that took decades to realize. Perhaps Roberts was contemplating the many people who had contributed to the effort as she stood gazing at the bust of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monroe Street. It was the long-awaited dedication day, and the fact that it was the 159th birthday anniversary of the general added even more significance to the day. Roberts had served as the chair of the monument fund committee of the Laetitia Ashmore Nutt Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which upon forming in 1913, had initiated plans for a monument to honor the general. Roberts was central to seeing that project through to a glorious conclusion many years later. The monument a bronze bust atop a gray Georgia-granite base was the only one of its kind in a Southern state outside of Richmond, Virginia, said a representative of Crone Monument Company of Memphis, Tennessee, who built the monument. Ten-and-onehalf feet tall, it cost $6,000. The bust, one-and -one-half life size, was sculpted and cast in Italy by Aldo Pero. Lloyd G. Hendry was one of many who spoke at the dedication. It was his great-grandfather, Capt. Francis A. Hendry, known as the Father of Fort Myers, who had chosen Lees name for the new county officially created by the State of Florida in 1887. Adding to the festivities and commotion were three volleys of rifle fire from the American Legions six-man firing squad and the Lee Junior High School Bands Taps and rendition of Dixie. At the height of the ceremony, the bust was unveiled by Dean and Duane DesRochers, grandsons of a charter member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) chapter, assisted by Roberts and Mrs. Roy Lawrence, chapter treasurer; Hugh Richards, master of ceremonies; and Paul J. Myers, mayor of Fort Myers. Why was that day so long in coming? At least twice, the UDC chapter generously sacrificed its monument funds for other community needs: first to equip Lee Memorial Hospital, built with the lumber salvaged from the 1914 demolition of the county courthouse; and second, to endow a nursery-maintenance fund when the new hospital was built on Cleveland Avenue. Decades later, the plan was scuttled again because a promised hospitalgrounds site for the monument became unsuitable. In the 1960s, the City of Fort Myers and local organizations secured the Monroe Street site, fundraising commenced, and the project came to fruition at last. The monument has suffered some neglect over the last 45 years, according to Robert Gates of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Thus, he and several civic-minded colleagues took on the job of refurbishment and restoration. A 2005 refurbishment was followed by a more thorough one in August 2007. One significant improvement was engraving the text into the stone. The original raised letters had been repeatedly vandalized or stolen by souvenir collectors. Gates says that now the monument is under the custodial care of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Fort Myers Sons of Confederate Veterans. Edna F. Grady Roberts died in Fort Myers in 1984 at the age of 98. Its comforting to know that she had many years to appreciate the monument she worked so hard to give to Fort Myers and to the county named for the revered Civil War leader. Walk down to Monroe Street and appreciate the monument that has solemnly looked south for 45 years. Then walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the manycontinued 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 Edna F. Grady Roberts stands before the Robert E. Lee Monument on dedication day, January 19, 1966 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society The monument on Monroe Street was more than 50 years in the realization photo by Gerri ReavesTHE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 20112


3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011 Create A Scarecrow, Help Lakes ParkRegistration and sponsorships are still available for the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundations annual Scarecrows in the Park contest. Local businesses, organizations, schools and residents can sign up to create personalized, unique scarecrows and entries will be voted on by celebrity judges and festival attendees to determine the winner. The scarecrows will be on display during the Lakes Park annual Fall Festival and Halloween Extravaganza October 15 to 31 on Mondays through Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays from 5-10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. In addition to the scarecrow contest, the festival will include a pumpkin patch, bounce houses, hayrides, the Halloween Express train and more. The proceeds from the festival and the scarecrow entry fees will go to the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation in its efforts to maintain the park. The foundation is currently working to raise funds to build a botanic garden and provide park improvements. More than 10,000 attendees are expected. Competition is fun, but gets serious as local businesses and organizations compete to create the most entertaining and unique scarecrows, says Marsha Asp, chairperson for the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. Many companies get involved as a fun teambuilding exercise and create a scarecrow that reflects their organizations mission and goals. The scarecrows are an opportunity for local businesses and groups to promote and market themselves while also helping to improve the beauty and amenities offered at Lakes Park. For more information on the festival, visit www.lakesparkenrichmentfoundation. org/events or call 239-533-7575. Happy Birthday To Fort Myers High SchoolLimited tickets are still available for the Fort Myers High School Green and White Ball on Saturday, October 22 at Harborside Event Center. Joined by fellow Greenies, parents, teachers and community members, the 100year anniversary celebration honors all alumni and supporters who have contributed to the academic and athletic success of one of the longest-established schools in the state. Fort Myers High School has a long tradition of excellence and Green Wave pride, said Principal David LaRosa. More than 23,000 students have crossed the FMHS threshold. The Green and White Ball provides us with an opportunity to share this historic celebration with our community, which has been so generous over the years. Tables for eight guests are available for $550; individual tickets are $55 each and include the welcome reception at 5 p.m. followed by an awards tribute, silent and live auctions, and dinner at 6 p.m. The Greenie of Distinction award will also be presented to six alumni who have demonstrated excellence in his or her professional life, service to the community and contributions to FMHS. The silent auction will also feature one-of-a-kind travel, golf, dining and wine gift baskets. Highlights of this years packages include jewelry by Dunkin Diamonds, golf certificates to Raptor Bay Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, stays at Tween Waters Inn and Westgate Resorts, dinner at the Veranda, Lush and more. An exclusive dinner for 10 hosted by Sheriff Mike Scott and Mayor Randy Henderson will be featured in the live auction. All proceeds from the event benefit the athletic, band and ROTC booster clubs, and the founding of an alumni association. Tickets to the Green and White Ball can be purchased at www.greenandwhiteball. eventbrite.com. Business attire or Greenie gear preferred. Fort Myers High School is ranked as the 91st best high school in America by The Washington Post and 164th best high school in America by Newsweek magazine. For more information, email greenandwhiteball@gmail.com. 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THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 20114 Junior League Of Fort Myers Joins Greater Fort Myers ChamberThe Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) is has joined the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, which repr esents 1000 businesses, professionals and individuals in Lee County. Its members are located in Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel and Captiva islands, and Fort Myers Beach. The chamber offers networking groups such as Women in Business and programs to assist with leadership development for the chambers business members with the Advancing Business Leaders and Greater Fort Myers Leadership programs. JLFMs members are career women, working mothers, stay-at-home moms, and full-time and part-time volunteers of all ages who represent a variety of races, religions and ethnic origins, each committed to making a difference in the local community. Since the JLFMs founding in 1966, the league has contributed more than 1 million hours and over $1 million to community projects and programs. For more information about Junior League, call 277-1197 or visit www.jlfm.org. Mark Blust, Jeff Stewart, Terri Crawford, Joann Larkee, Phil Croke, Martin Pahnke, Anthony Galluzzo, Rhonda Skipper, Jessica Mendera; and from the Junior League of Fort Myers, current President Carolyn Baker McCord, Past President Shirley Snyder-McLaren, and President Elect Nicole Brenner 5th Annual Cooking For The Kids! To Benefit Children With CancerPrudential Florida Realty will hold the 5th Annual Cooking for the Kids! cocktail party and fundraiser on Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers. Top chefs from area restaurants will perform cooking demonstrations and prepare delectable treats for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. Fox4 News personality Patrick Nolan will be on hand to emcee the festivities. All proceeds benefit The Sunshine Kids, a national nonprofit organization that helps children with cancer by providing emotional support, group activities and adventure trips for kids during their treatments. Tickets are $45 each or two for $75 and may be purchased securely online at FortMyersSunshineKidsBenefit.com or by calling the Fort Myers office of Prudential Florida Realty at 482-5700. Prudential Florida Realty is proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Cooking for the Kids! event to benefit children with cancer, said Craig Dorfman of Prudential Florida Realty. The Sunshine Kids organization appreciates the generosity that the community has shown over the past four years. The 5th Annual Cooking for the Kids! event, co-sponsored by Florida Weekly, will also feature silent and live auctions. There are opportunities for local businesses to show their support and promote their business through donations of auction items or sponsorship. Tax-deductible donations are also being accepted. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit FortMyersSunshineKidsBenefit.com or call 415-5323. A $1,000 VISA gift card and a $500 Best Buy gift card will be given away at the event. Tickets are $10 or 3 for $25 and you need not be present to win the raffle prizes. Tickets are for sale on the website at FortMyersSunshineKidsBenefit.com. Nicole Tansey, Patrick Nolan, and Danielle Hansen at the 2010 Cooking for the Kids! event benefiting The Sunshine Kids 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 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


5 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011 Live Music All Over Downtown This SaturdaySaturdays Music Walk features live music at over a dozen venues, including restaurants, galleries, and bars, plus street performers all over the downtown streets. Music Walk venues showcase a variety of music, from punk, rockabilly, indie, reggae, and folk, to piano, steel drums, and more. The event is the largest of its kind regionally. Music Walk is an all-ages event that starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. or close at many venues. Free parking is available. Each month brings more people to Music Walk, with an estimated 2,000 attendees to the one-year anniversary event. Music Walk is organized by Andy Howl of HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, with help from Dee Hohimer, Suzy Lewis, and Jamie Kuser of Happenings magazine. Music Walk is a River District Alliance event. Music Walk partners and venues include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Spirits of Bacchus, Space 39, Red Rock Saloon, United Cafe, French Connection Cafe, The Franklins Shops, Enjewel, Happenings magazine, Hotel Indigo, Twisted Vine Bistro, Indigo Room, Harborside Event Center, Coloring The World, City Tavern, Downtown House of Pizza, World Famous Cigar Bar, Hideaway Sports Bar, Morgan House, The Veranda Restaurant, Market America Realty, Syzygy Gallery, Main Street Antiques, WinkNews6, Classic Rock 94.5, Cool Hand Lucs, Lush Bakery, and AmeriDry. Visit www.riverdistrictevents.com for more info. Bay Oaks Fright NightThe 22nd Annual Halloween Family Fright Night and Haunted walk will be held at Bay Oaks Recreation Campus on Friday October 21 from 5:45 until 9:30 p.m. This is a family-oriented Halloween party for the whole community of Fort Myers Beach. Family Fright Night will feature carnival games where kids will win candy, a costume contest, bounce house, and the scariest, spookiest haunted house ever to be held on the beach. Admission to this night filled with fright is $4 per person or $10 per family (family of four; additional family members are $4 each) Volunteers are needed for many different jobs for Fright Night. If you like to scare, volunteer to be an actor in the haunted house. If you have any additional questions or if you are interested in signing up, contact Randy at 765-4222. Bay Oaks Recreational Campus is at 2731 Oak Street, Fort Myers Beach; telephone 765-4222, fax 765-0909. Students Place In National Merit ContestCanterbury senior Anastasia Snetkova has qualified as a National Merit semifinalist. About 16,000 students out of the 1.5 million who took the qualifying test are semifinalists and will go on to compete for finalist status. As finalists, these students may receive scholarships worth more than $34 million. Snetkova, daughter of Irina Prell of Cape Coral, is a high honor roll student who entered Canterbury as a ninth grader as the winner of a merit scholarship. Last year, she received the Yale Book Award and the University of Rochester Humanities and Social Science Award. Involved in many activities at Canterbury such as Math Team, Model UN, Mock Trial and the French Academic Team, Snetkova is also an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is also a member of the following national honor societies: French, Spanish, English, Mu Alpha Theta, Rho Kappa and the International Thespian Society. Receiving commended status in the National Merit Scholarship Program are seniors John Badir, Lucas Czarnecki, Jillian Gutstein, Vaibhav Penukonda and Torin Thosath. Badir, son of Nabil Badir and Iman Fares of Fort Myers, is on the high honor roll and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. John is involved in the sports history fair, Model UN and peer mentoring, and has served as class secretary and treasurer. He is a member of the following national honor societies: Rho Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, the Spanish, English and Science. Czarnecki, son of Jennifer and Paul Czarnecki of Cape Coral, is an AP Scholar with Distinction. Last year, he received the Vassar College Award and the Presbyterian College Junior Academic Award. He is active in theater, is on the math and Model UN and Academic Team and is a member of the following honor societies: International Thespian, Mu Alpha Theta Science and Rho Kappa. Gutstein, daughter of Jodi Grosflam and David Gutstein of Fort Myers is also an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is a member of many honor societies including the National Honor Society and is active in varsity sports and on the following academic teams: French, Model UN, and Mock Trial. She also is editor in chief of the school yearbook. Last year, Gutstein received the University of Pennsylvania Award, was named a Furman Scholar and received a bronze Presidential Volunteer Service award. Penukonda, son of Sarada and Arun Penukonda of Fort Myers. Last year, he won Best of Fair at the Edison Regional Science and Engineering Fair, second place at the state science fair, and competed at the International Science Fair. He is a member of the Varsity Swim Team, the Math Team, Model UN and attended the University of Florida Science Symposium. He is also a member of continued on page 23 Pirates, Pumpkins And PlunderingAhoy all ye mateys young and old! The Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise is featurin an all new show from now until October 31 so grab yer pirate swords and come on out to Salty Sams Marina to join our mangy crew for 90 minutes of Pirates, Pumpkins and Plunderin. The show features a pumpkinhatin captain, a mutiny and the traditional firin of the cannon. Each cruise will be havin a theatrical show, face paintin, pirate story, a trip to the Halloween treasure chest for little mateys and a fullservice bar for ye old salts. This action-packed cruise is sure to be a rollicking good time for the whole family! said Stephen Sepulveda, a/k/a Captain Jack and manager of the pirate cruise. The boat is decked out with fun Halloween dcor and this Halloweenthemed show is a spirited interactive experience for adults and kids alike. We also feature an array of fun and fresh familyfriendly shows throughout the year. Many families come back and sail with us time and time again, complete with their pirate garb, arrghs, and ahoys. The pirate cruise is a 90-minute swashbuckling pirate show onboard a 65-foot replica Spanish galleon. Buccaneers young and old experience a jolly roger of a good time on this fun-for-all-ages interactive attraction. The friendly and sometimes downright scurvy crew of costumed pirates entertain guests while they sail around the areas intracoastal islands and beaches. The cruise makes for unique and memorable birthday parties, field trips and private charters. The pirate cruise is located at Salty Sams Marina, 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach. For more information visitMyParrotKey.com. For more cruise times and reservations, call 765-7272. Aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 20116 Hortoons From page 2Lee Monumentmonuments and art works that dot the downtown landscape. Be sure to ask about the schedule of upcoming Escorted Day Trips. For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then follow-up your museum adventure with a visit to 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. Ask about the upcoming guided tour of the historic Buckingham Cemetery and Buckingham schoolhouse on November 10. Contact the all-volunteer nonprofit organization at 939-4044. Or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon to peruse the archives.Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Casino Night 4-H Fundraiser The public is invited to a night of casino, Texas Holdem, auctions, food, drinks, and dancing to a live band November 5 at V ictory Lane Caf. All proceeds benefit 4-H children in Lee County. This is an adult event and people must be 18 to attend. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with an hour-long gaming class; dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The casino will run from 8 to 11 p.m. with a live band playing throughout the night. Advance tickets are $25 which includes a meal, drink tickets, and 5,000 casino chips. The Texas Holdem tournament is an additional $25. Tickets will be $35 at the door, so buy tickets in advance at www.leecounty4h.com to save and help the 4H program. Victory Lane Caf is located at 4120 Hancock Bridge Parkway in North Fort Myers. Haunted Teen Night Teens: Head to the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers for a spooky walk on Saturday, October 22. After the walk, share some chills, and laugh about the thrills over some cool refreshing Ice-Scream. Admission is $10 per person for the Haunted Walk, payable at the gate but bring some extra money for the dollar menu or dessert. The Sanibel Recreation Center van will leave the Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m. and approximate return time is 11 p.m. Cost is $3 for Sanibel Recreation Center members and $3.75 for non-members. Teens ages 12 to 15 are welcome. Van seating is limited. For more information contact the Sanibel Recreation Center, 472-0345 or www.mysanibel.com. Fort Myers Junior League Taste Of The TownThe Junior League of Fort Myers will be hosting the 2011 Taste of the Town on November 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. This year, there are over 40 restaurants participating, a $600 cash prize Corn Toss Tournament, a band line-up on two stages and entertainment for the kids.Entrance to the park is $5 and children under 12 enter free. Once in the park, attendees may purchase food and beverage tickets which can be used to make purchases from all the vendors in the park. The Junior League of Fort Myers will also be accepting canned goods at the park entrance to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.Sponsors include NBC; The NewsPress Media Group; Lee County Family News magazine; Happenings Art & Entertainment magazine; Suncoast Beverage Budweiser; Pepsi; Seminole Casino; Redneck Yacht Club; 95.3 The River; Y100; 105.5 The Beat; Cat Country 107.1; Clear Channel Radio; Alliance for the Arts; Chicos FAS; Victory Lane Chevrolet; Pavese Law Firm; Myers, Brettholtz & Company PA; Sanibel Charters; Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida; Sunstate Academy; Northwestern Mutual Andrew LaForce; Zoom Tan; Bella Boutique & Spa; Racks & Tails; SunTrust Bank; Florida Virtual School; Rasmussen; Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall; Diamond District; Panther Printing; and Rasmussen College Fort Myers. To purchase tickets online, register for the Corn Toss tournament or find out more details, visit www.jlfm. org/?nd=2011taste. 703 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 6719 Winkler Rd Fort Myers, FL (239) 3373022ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE HAVE YOUR POLICIES BEEN UPDATED AND REVIEWED... CALL FOR CALL FOR AUTO QUOTE AUTO QUOTE Wesley Cattanach New Director of Bene ts Life Insurance Health Insurance Annuities Long Term Care Medicare Supplement Insurance Employee Bene ts Located in Both O ces Sanibel and Ft. Myers Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 20118 Along The RiverOn Saturday, October 22, the Pawsitively Howloween Street Market Extravaganza takes place in Fort Myers Beach. The family-fun event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features costumed pets and their owners, the Colossal Fort Myers Beach Marching Band and a clown brigade. There will be bobbing for apples, cloggers, food and drinks, more than 35 arts-and-crafts vendors and petrelated services. Admission is a pet food donation for the Lee County Animal Services. The Pawsitively Howloween Street Market Extravaganza is located at 7225 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, in Santini Marina Plaza. Call 463-3600 ext. 222. The Edison Restaurant & Bar is the official football headquarters for the Florida Gators and the Chicago Bears. Every weekend throughout the season, college and NFL games will be shown on the big screens, along with drinks, food, live entertainment and prizes. The Edisons Chandelier Bar is a sports fans dream with numerous large plasma televisions. Kick back inside the cool comfort of the bar or step outside and watch the game on the Edisons patio overlooking the Fort Myers Golf Course. On Saturdays, special menu items include gator bites, swamp juice direct from Gainesville and colossal chicken wings. Show your Southwest Florida Gator Club Member card and receive 10 percent off your entire check on game day. On Sundays, Chicago-style brats, hotdogs and hot Italian beef sandwiches are on the menu. The Edison also offers a full rage of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and home-style comfort food. The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 936-9348 or go to www.edisonfl.com. On Tuesday, October 25, the Uncommon Friends Foundation at the Burroughs Home & Gardens presents Octavia Ashford and Her Ghosts from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $25. It is the late 1890s and you are a guest in the parlor of Lady Octavia Ashford. Over a cup of tea, Lady Octavia tells an eerie Victorian ghost story and shares why the Victorians were so fond of their ghosts, also known as their Pale Shades. Tea and a Victorian-inspired cake will be served. 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. Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar at The Sandy Butler announces an exciting new menu with a focus on fresh seafood. Begin your dining experience with shucked Gulf oysters, beer-battered conch fritters or pan-seared Diver scallops. Follow it with Sunburnt Gulf red snapper, golden Gulf shrimp or mahi-mahi fajitas. Shoals also offers a diverse selection of soups, salads, pasta dishes, and meat and poultry. The adjacent Sandy Butler Market has a cheese and wine department that has been meticulously stocked to offer the best of international foods. Whether its homemade mozzarella, Italian parmigiano-reggiano, Spanish manchego or French brie de meaux, the experienced staff discerns the right amount of salt, sweetness, tanginess or dryness, affording you and your guests the best possible culinary experience. In addition, the market features The Butlers Signature, the markets exclusive line of authentic products including salts, seasonings, jams, jellies, pickles and oils that are sold exclusively at The Sandy Butler and marketed to other restaurants throughout the United States. Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar and The Sandy Butler Market are located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. Both are open seven days per week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 482-6765 or go to sandybutler.com. Halloween isnt just for zombies anymore. See Pets on Parade in Fort Myers Beach. Catch game day action at The Edison in Fort Myers Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge2 for 1 DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 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 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011 The Village Church World Focus WeekendThe Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community has announced the speaker for its annual fall event, the World Focus Weekend. The speaker will be Stuart McAllister, who serves as a key member with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. The event will be held November 4 through 6 and is entitled Global Perspectives for the 21st Century. The times and topics are Understanding Our World Today: Cultures and Worldviews, Friday 7:15 p.m.; Our Engagement: The Call and Challenge, Sunday 10:15 a.m.; and Identifying Barriers and Building Bridges, Sunday 6:15 p.m. This event is designed to encourage participants to develop a global perspective and a passion for what God is doing in other areas of the world, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. Our World Focus Weekend is an important fall event for us and we are expecting a great turnout due to the popularity of this years speaker. Each year, we try to choose topics and speakers that will captivate our audience. This event is free and RSVPs are not required. For more information, call 454-2147 or go to www.shellpoint.org/ events. The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Stuart McAllister 99 99 99 99 Under New Ownership p p $5. 99 9 Childrens Center Awarded GrantThe Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC) has received a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to improve the reading skills of 30 children enrolled in the Pine Manor After-School/ Summer Program by purchasing the iStation Reading Program. The iStation Reading Program is an Internet-based reading and intervention software program for students in pre-K through grade 5. Developed with input from many of the nations leading researchers and aligned to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, iStation delivers individualized and small group instruction focusing on five key reading areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency. The Pine Manor After-School/ Summer Program is geared toward preventing school failure and delinquency among at-risk youth in a safe, nurturing environment. It is the only after-school/ summer program in Pine Manor. The program provides curriculumbased activities for children ages 5 through 12 who reside in Pine Manor. The goals of the program are to keep children safe and to help them reach their full potential by teaching them literacy, social and character-building skills. In turn, these skills are designed to help the clients make safe, responsible decisions. Program services are provided free at the Pine Manor Community Center and include the following activities: homework help, reading programs, character education, field trips, guest speakers, crafts and outdoor play. Childrens Advocacy Center, a United Way partner agency, 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. For more information, call 9392808 or visit http://www.cac-swfl.org. Greeters Club LuncheonLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on November 17 at Colonial County Club on 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers. Jennifer L. Bassey, a certified financial planner will deliver our program. Call today to join this dynamic group of women of Lee County. Luncheon costs $18 with reservations required. Contacts are Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750 or Linda Fitzpatrick at 437-5653, or via email at Greeters. Lunch@comcast.net. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email: press@riverweekly.com


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 OCTOBER 21, 201110


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201111 2011 Festival Of Trees Dates And Times Step into a winter wonderland right in the heart of sunny Southwest Florida! For one week, the Fort Myers River District will play host to Goodwills fifth annual Festival of Trees, a free, family-friendly showcase of elaborately decorated trees, wreaths, and other holiday fare! Festival of Trees (Free Event) Friday November 25 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday November 26 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday November 27 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday November 28 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday November 29 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday November 30 Closed Thursday December 1 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday December 2 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. *Friday, Dec. 2 is also the River District Holiday Stroll and Art Walk. Childrens Workshop ($5 per child create holiday arts and crafts, play games, enjoy holiday stories and more) Friday November 25 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday November 26 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday November 27 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tux and Trees Gala: ($100 per person. Tickets available after November 1 at www.tuxandtrees.com) Saturday December 3 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Fifth Annual Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala are the signature events of the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. For information about the Festival of Trees is available at www.tuxandtrees.com. Childrens Workshop Festival of Trees Home Depo Tux and Trees Gala 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. CCMI Begins CEO SearchDr. Dave Fleming, interim CEO for Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., announced the nonprofit agency has begun its search for its next CEO. We are looking for a CEO who seeks to join an innovative, creative and forward-moving team of social entrepreneurs, Fleming said. The ideal candidate should have a results-focused leadership style with specific expertise and proven results in fundraising and business development. Fleming added that post-secondary education is preferred. Interested persons should email their resumes to search@ ccmileecounty.com. CCMI is an nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in the community. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www. ccmileecounty.com. Church Book Fair And Craft SaleNovember 4, 5 and 6 are dates of the Book Fair and Craft Sale at Faith Lutheran Church in Lehigh Acres. Used books will be sold as follows: hard covers, $1 and paperbacks, 50 centsk. Also there will be tables available for crafters (at $10 per table). Unique items hand made by local crafters will be available. There is plenty of parking available at the church, located at 705 Leeland Heights Boulevard. Crafters may phone the church at 369-6177 or 369-9848 to reserve a table. Procees will be used to help with local food pantries. Weekly Historical Walking ToursJoin True Tours for a stroll through the local history and architectural elements of the historical buildings in picturesque downtown Fort Myers. Historical walking tours are held every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Tours are approximately 60 minutes. Contact True Tours at 945-0405 for more information and reservations, or visit www.truetours.net. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201112 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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Offer not valid w/ any other discount or promotion. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Discount applies to regular prices. Expires 11/18/11 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 481 4 7 33 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers www.scu b av i ce di vers.co m Swim wit h th e Fi s h e s First Red Tide In Five Yearsby Capt. Matt MitchellWith reports of the first red tide in our area for roughly five years, the strong east winds we have had the last few days are probably a good thing. Hopefully the wind will keep the red tide offshore and not let it get into the Sound. According to the FWC website, the blood was first detected roughly two weeks ago along Sarasota county. The strongest concentrations of the toxic bloom where found roughly nine to 14 miles west of Boca Grande pass. Widespread fishkills where reported from Englewood to Boca Grande. While out fishing gulfside this week, I did run a few miles out of Captiva Pass and did not see any dead fish or smell the red tide. For up-to-date reports on the movement and concentrations of the red tide you can go to http://myfwc.com/research/redtide/ events/status/statewide/#map. Fishing for me this week was either one of two ways: getting out along the beaches and catching all the spanish mackerel, sharks and Bonita you could handle; or working hard in the bay for a few redfish and maybe a snook or two. The morning falling tides along with strong winds and stirred-up water were just not a good combination for bay fishing. Tides will flip over this week, giving us good high water during the mornings and the bay fishing should get better. Gulfside fishing right off the beaches still remains the best bet if you can make it through the rough bay and out through the passes to the beaches. Bonita, spanish mackerel and sharks are still right off the beaches out to a few miles. The most productive area for me this week was out in 25-to-28 feet of water due west of Redfish Pass. These fish are feeding on huge cloud-like schools of glass minnows that they push to the surface. This is the whole food chain going on out here and is some of my favorite fishing of the year, as you never know what you will run into. Low-flying feeding birds made it easy to find where the fish are gorging on the migrating bait fish. Small spoons or jigs worked quickly and, thrown right through the feeding fish, draw strikes just about every cast. While fishing the blitz, have a few bigger rods ready as a few of the schools of feeding mackerel have had cobia and some bigger sharks working them too. I like to have a freeline set up with a short piece of wire on it for cut-bait fishing the sharks, then another big spinning rod with a float set up for live bait for a possible cobia. The bigger the blitz the better the chance it will have some larger predators in it. These bigger predator fish will usually be close to the surface and you often have very little time to present bait to them, so being rigged and ready to go is the key. With stone crab season open October 15 there are lots of crab pots on the gulfside to look for tripletail on. These pots have been out for a few weeks and are starting to get some growth on them. Most of the tripletail have been on the smaller side but as the water temperature drops, the tripletail will get bigger. Tripletail have to be 15 inches to keep and you are allowed two per angler. These are one of the best eating fish caught in our area with firm white flesh. Be carefull when handling these prehistoric-looking fish as they have really sharp gill plates and spines. Use live shrimp or small shiners and pinfish either freelined or fished under a float. In a pinch without a small livebait in the livewell, I have caught these tripletail on a DOA shrimp under a popping cork. When running and gunning the blitz out gulfside ,you might as well check out a few crab pots too.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 hard fighting Bonita caught fishing with Capt Matt Mitchell


13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011Americas Boating CourseThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course Saturday, November 19, 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 Saturday, December 3, 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 is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040. Local Waters/ Local Charts ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering its Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, November 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed at new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and must bring this chart to class. Optional on-the-water training will be offered at a later date; check with the class instructor for details.The cost of the class is $40. The location is the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Beginning Saltwater FishingA class designed for the new and novice angler to the Southwest Florida waters will be held October 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The class is for the angler who has limited saltwater experience and wants improved success on the water. Topics include rod and reel selection, line, leader and hook selection, rigging, casting, plus live, dead and artificial baits. Also discussed will be identifying potential fishing spots, chumming techniques, working with tides, knot tying, bait rigging and presentation. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. The fee for Cape Coral residents is $30; $45 for non-residents. Preregistration is required. Contact the Cape Coral Yacht Club at 574-0806. Nighttime Fishing ClassFind out why nighttime can be the best time to fish at a special class on Thursday, October 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Information will be provided about fishing snook lights, bridges and deep and shallow water. Students will get an inside look at how predator fish use low light levels to their advantage and how anglers can capitalize on their aggressive behavior. The use of artificial lures, live and cut bait will be covered as well as safety tips and gear for night fishing. This class is taught by Capt. George Howell. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The cost for Cape Coral resients is $20; for non-residents its $30. Preregistration is required. Contact the Cape Coral Yacht Club at 574-0806. Christian Academy Hosts Successful Fishing TournamentThe Southwest Florida Christian Academys first annual fishing tournament resulted in a large turnout 32 boats with 32 teams, lots of fun, and $15,800 added to the treasury of the Athletic Boosters Club. Cash prizes were awarded to the winners of the Student Division Heaviest Redfish, Student Division Heaviest Trout, Calcutta Heaviest Redfish, Calcutta Most Spots Redfish. The largest fish caught was 14.2 pounds by Team Raymond which also caught the largest redfish. Team Irresistible came in second, and Team Smokin Pit placed third. Landon Luettich, a fifth-grader at SFCA, caught the largest redfish in the Student Division. A first-grade student, Paulo Bailey, caught the redfish with the most spots. Landon Luttich YOUTH COMPETITION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS CONTESTANTS MUST BE UNDER AGE 16 NO REGISTRATION FEE DIVISIONS DETERMINED BY SIZE AND AGE PRIZES AWARDED TO ALL ENTRANTS9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Free Lessons and Demonstrations 10:30 a.m. Youth Competition Begins The Bait Box Presents The Bait Box Presents THE ESPERANZA WOODRING MEMORIAL THE ESPERANZA WOODRING MEMORIALCASTNET RODEOSaturday, November 5 2011 18th AnnualEsperanza Lorraine Woodring, Woodring Point, Circa 1952A GREAT EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! All Proceeds to Bene t S.T.A.R.T. Solutions To Avoid Red Tide1041 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239-472-1618 Register online at www.thebaitbox.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201114 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital, cared for 4,111 sick, injured, and orphaned animals last year. Of the more than 200 different species, 54 percent were birds, 38 percent mammals, and 8 percent reptiles/amphibians/invertebrates. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors can see photos of current and past patients with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The CROW Picture Show is presented each Friday at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission for adults is $5, teens $3, and free for members and children 12 and younger. Admission includes the presentation plus the opportunity to explore CROWs hands-on educational facility and become familiar with its efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 231. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Graduating to meals of corn Learning to share their food CROW baby squirrel sleeping in human hand photos by CROW The little one being fed Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com Captiva Cruises Resuming Tour To Tarpon Lodge, Calusa Heritage TrailCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, passengers will get an up-close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss commercial fishing and the fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. The tour will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and passengers will be oriented to this spectacular location, the familyrun business and their tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers then will relax while enjoying the old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge where lunch will be served with waterfront views of the sound and its mangrove islands. After lunch, the group will walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC), located across the street from The Tarpon Lodge. The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain, at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site, a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide the tour on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. The resumption of the tour to Pine Island will occur on Saturday, October 15, at 10 a.m. Captiva Cruises has established Discover Southwest Florida History cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and has recently added cruises to The Edison & Ford Winter Estates on the Caloosahatchee as well as this cruise to Pine Island. These are excellent opportunities for family and neighborhood outings to learn about the history of Southwest Florida and enjoy a day on the water. Additional information and reservations, call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. IL TESORO RISTORANTE IL TESORO RISTORANTE Fine Italian Cuisine751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 t: 239.395.4022 f: 239.395.4122 www.iltesoro.net DOLCE TESORO DOLCE TESOROBAKERY GELATO ESPRESSO Tahitian Gardens Plaza Tahitian Gardens Plaza 2300 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 239.472.4300 Fax 239.472.4333 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


15 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011CROW Case Of The Week: Common Nighthawkby Emilie AlfinoA tiny nighthawk arrived at CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) on May 16 with no history but with a very guarded prognosis. Weighing only 7 grams, the bird was cool, quiet and a little dehydrated. His body was in fair condition but his very small size was working against him. He could have been abandoned or orphaned but more likely he had been abducted by well-meaning people who thought he was without a mom, said Wildlife Rehabilitator Robin Bast. People mean well and theyre trying to do the right thing, but the best thing to do is to call us so we can assess when an animal is really orphaned or if mom is still around.The CROW staff decided to try handraising him. They gave him some fluids orally and offered him food meal worms and crickets in soaked cat chow but it took him a while to get the hang of eating. Eating at CROW must have been a strange experience for the little guy. In the wild, nighthawks fly around with their mouths open wide and catch bugs. We cant mimic that very easily here, Bast said. Thats why its a challenge raising these birds; you cant mimic the wild.CROW staff went to extraordinary lengths to ensure the little bird could be returned to the wild. You have to feed them in such a way that they dont imprint on humans, said Bast. We would feed him pieces of food on the edge of a hemostat (a surgical tool, essentially long forceps) while hiding ourselves behind a towel so he couldnt see us but saw only the food. We had a mirror in his cage, too, so he could see himself eating instead of seeing us. These complicated but necessary methods of care are further proof that its not a good idea for anybody to raise baby wild animals especially birds. On June 15, someone observed the bird making short flights in his small wooden cage on CROWs porch. He had been inside in the incubator for a while so wed moved him to a cage. In July he was moved outside to one of our aviaries, Bast said. Once in the aviary, he started to have issues eating on his own; Bast decided to keep him there a bit longer so he could develop adequate strength in his flight muscles. But a wrench was thrown in the plans by a red belly woodpecker. In September staff noticed the nighthawk had a scab-like lesion on top of his head. A mystery at first, they determined his cage companion, a red belly woodpecker, was the cause. The woodpecker apparently decided not to get along with him, so we separated them, said Bast. Two days of antibiotic cream did the trick and the growing bird was able to go back outside. The nighthawk was released on Sanibel October 9 weighing 64 grams, almost 10 times his body weight on arrival. We released him on the island because naturalists and bird watchers told us the nighthawks were migrating through at that time, Bast explained. Hopefully he can join up with one of them and his instincts will kick in. 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. Visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644. Benefits Of Conservation Land ConferenceFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Whitaker Center for STEM Education will host Cela Tega 2011, a conference to examine the economic benefits of conservation lands in Estero Bay Watershed, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, at the Student Union Ballroom. The conference is free and open to the general public, agency employees, local government staff and elected officials. Plenary speaker is University of Miami economist Richard Weiskoff. Lunch keynote speaker is National Public Radio sscience correspondent Chris Joyce. Topics include mechanisms to calculate economic values of conservation lands; the global economic value of conservation lands; benefits of undeveloped lands in saving transportation dollars; benefits on tourism, fishing and boating; ecosystem services; benefits on flood insurance rates; economics of water quality; and the economic value of local parks. To register, go to http://itech.fgcu. edu/faculty/ndemers/CelaTega%20 2011/index.htm. Lunch and snacks provided by FGCU student club ECO-Action. For more information, contact Nora Egan Demers, associate professor of biology and interdisciplinary studies, at 5907211. Common Nighthawk 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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Try Our Try Our Brioche al Gelato, Brioche al Gelato, Coffees, Pastry & Coffees, Pastry & Newspaper NewspaperAdopt-A Class Program Gives Lee County Youths Opportunity At Bailey-Matthews Shell MuseumSince the inception of the Adopt-a-Class Program in 2003, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum has been able to provide group tours and a one-of-a kind educational experience for thousands of children in Lee County. Adopt-aClass creates the opportunity for fourth-grade children, including those from disadvantaged neighborhoods, to tour the museum at no cost to the school. Lee County teachers who have participated in previous Adopt-a-Class programs have called the field trip the highlight of the school year for their fourth graders. While on a field trip to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, fourth graders will learn about mollusks, the soft-bodied invertebrates that make their own shells. continued on page 17 Sponsorships provide Lee County fourth graders the chance to enjoy a field trip to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201116 Take Part: Ocean Conservancy And Sustainability By Andrew StansellThe Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University has announced its 6th Annual Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue. The series focuses on education for a sustainable future, including our role as stewards of our natural, cultural, and political environments. The dialogue is intended to spark youth action and inspire the intellectual climate among FGCU and Southwest Florida communities while fostering an open space for individual ownership. This years Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue entitled Ocean Conservation and Sustainability will be held on Thursday, October 27, ,at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom at FGCU, and is free and open to the public. In 2003, the Pew Oceans Commission warned that the worlds oceans are in a state of silent collapse, threatening our food supply, marine economies, recreation, and the natural legacy we leave our children. In 2011, that message still rings loud and clear as our marine ecosystems continue to decline. This years expert panelists will discuss the major issues affecting the health of our oceans and touch on what is the best course of action for protecting this precious resource. This year Vikki Spruill of the Ocean Conservancy, a lasting partner of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in its Annual International Coastal Cleanup; and Sheila Bowman of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program will be speaking at the event. They will explore the complexity of ocean conservation, seafood sustainability, and address the relationship between human activities and the health of our oceans. The center invites stakeholders, community members, students, and campus leaders for conversation and snacks outside the ballroom before the event for a networking session starting at 6 p.m. Attendance from the local community is highly encouraged. The center urges anyone interested in learning more about the topic to come out and discuss Ocean Conservation and Sustainability at the Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue. For more information or directions to FGCU, contact the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education by email at cese@fgcu.edu or by phone at 590-7025. Rain Barrel Workshop In Fort MyersJoin Florida Yards and Neighbor hoods 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. Vikki Spruill Sheila Bowman Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail Launches iphone ApplicationThe nations premier paddling trail now has a state-of-the-art smart-phone application users can download for free to more easily navigate Southwest Florida waters. Lee County Parks & Recreation has announced the Calusa Blueway iPhone app, which helps canoeists, kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders glide through Estero Bay, home to Floridas first aquatic preserve, and 50 miles of the 190-mile Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. The app offers improved safety and convenience and is now available at no charge at the Apple app store. A first-of-its-kind navigational aid, the Calusa Blueway application provides real-time GPS coordinates and navigation, interactive trail map with places of interest identified, boating tips and regulations, a brief history of Mound Key inhabitants and a key to the islands flora, fauna and wildlife. Find more information and a link to download the app at www.LeeParks.org/BluewayApp.html. Future plans include expanding the app to encompass the entire Calusa Blueway, including Pine Island Sound and the Caloosahatchee River as well as creating an application for other smart phones. The app was developed with a grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District. The Calusa Blueway app complements the existing destination-specific iPhone application offered by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. The customproduced application pairs with the destination guidebook produced in conjunction with Lonely Planet. The VCBs virtual guide features more than 100 points of interest such as attractions, shops, restaurants, activities and accommodations; direct contact information for each point of interest; Google maps with the points of interest plotted; videos; and a link to www.FortMyers-Sanibel.com. The blueway app will be featured at the upcoming Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival November 3 through 6. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Societys Top 20 Events for 2011, the festival this year has Canoe & Kayak magazine as its national sponsor and is offering guided trips, demonstrations, on-water instruction, SUP activities, speakers, a film festival, evening socials, a fishing tournament and races. Most event sites are reachable by paddlecraft, bicycle or trolley. This year the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is centrally located on the Sanibel Causeway and serves to highlight the offerings of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. Festival details are available at www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com, including a schedule of events. For trail information, visit www.CalusaBlueway.com. The festival is coordinated by Lee County Parks & Recreation. Museums 2nd Annual Live Mollusk Amateur Photography CompetitionThere are just a couple of weeks left to snap your entry/entries for the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums 2nd Annual Live Mollusk Photography Competition. Photos of live mollusks eating, moving, mating, living are eligible for the contest. Entries will be accepted at the museum until November 1 (including electronically submitted pictures). The winning submissions will be announced during the museums anniversary week, November 18 through 24. The top photos will be displayed on the museums website, Facebook page, and in the lobby. A list of contest rules and judging criteria, as well as the registration form to be completed and emailed with each entry, can be found on the museums website at www.shellmuseum.org. Send all inquiries and entries to Diane Thomas (dothomas@shellmuseum.org), or contact the shell museum at 395-2233. Anne DuPonts photo took runner-up honors in last years competitionSend your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011Plant SmartBowstring Hempby Gerri ReavesBowstring hemp (Sansevieria hyacinthoides) is a common house plant that has invaded the Florida peninsula. Native to Africa, it is also known as snake plant because the variegated chartreuse-yellow leaves resemble snake scales. Other common names for this member of the agave family are the highly descriptive iguana-tail and the misogynistic mother-in-laws tongue. The flat erect leaves of this succulent can reach three to four feet. Thick, smooth, and waxy, they endow this succulent with high drought tolerance. The foliage is such a curiosity that it upstages the flowers and fruit. Cylindrical spikes of small greenish white flowers appear from summer into the fall, followed by small red fleshy berries. Despite its ornamental interest, this is a species to eliminate from the landscape, for it is listed as a category-II invasive by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Ridding a landscape of this invader is hard work. Unless the carrotlike rhizomes are dug-up and removed, it will persist. When working amidst the densely packed leaves, take care not to be punctured by the needle-like leaf tips. As the name bowstring hemp indicates, the plant is used to make rope. Sources: plants.ifas.ufl.edu and floridasnature.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricaneand pest-resistant South Florida landscape. Invasive bowstring hemp forms dense patches that are difficult to eradicate photos by Gerri Reaves Beware of the needle-like leaf tip The variegated leaves inspired the common names snake plant and iguana-tail Food Preservation Classes: Canning, Dehydrating, And FreezingWould you like to set up a class for a group of friends, your church, or an organization? Gather a group of six to 10 people interested in food preservation. Decide whether you would like a demonstration or hands-on class. Choose the topic. Contact Celia Hill at 533-7510 or email: hillcb@leegov.com to arrange a time and date. Fees are based on type of class. Presented by UF/IFAS Lee County Extension. Classes take place at UF/IFAS Lee County Extension, Terry Park Complex 3406 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers. For information and registration, contact Hill at hillcb@leegov.com or 533-7510. From page 15Adopt-A-ClassThe museum visit consists of a 25-minute introductory film that covers mollusk anatomy, reproduction, locomotion, habitats, and how these creatures fit into the oceans food web. Students are then given four 15-minute guided tours which include: a hands-on introduction to shells in the learning laboratory, a shell identification matching game, the Great Hall of Shells tour, and the live tank program where students encounter live marine mollusks. The information given to fourth graders has been geared to match the science standards for biological sciences, reading and academic vocabulary building in the science content area. The Shell Museum is currently scheduling this academic years field trips for Lee County fourth-grade students. However, due to continued cutbacks in Lee County school budgets, sponsorships from individuals and businesses are vital to the continuation of the program. With community support, Adopt-a-Class will once again be a highly successful educational outreach program for 2011-2012. The museum is asking for sponsorships; a sponsorship costs $450, or co-sponsorships cost $300. The full amount of the contribution is 100 percent tax-deductible. Anyone who would like to help sponsor the Adopt-a-Class program should contact Amanda Stirn at astirn@shellmuseum.org. If you would like more educational program information, contact Diane Thomas at dothomas@shellmuseum.org, or call the museum at 395-2233. G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERSantiva472-5353Sanibel472-6939Bokeelia283-5959Fort 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


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201118 New Exhibition Opening At The Bob Rauschenberg GalleryArtist Karen Glasers exhibit, The Mark of Water: Floridas Springs and Swamps, will be on display at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College from October 21 through December 3, with an artists reception October 28, 6 to 8 p.m. A gallery talk with the artist will take place at 7 p.m. For more than two decades, Glaser has documented the amazing worlds beneath the surface of water. Her photography for this exhibition was made inside Floridas springs, swamps and waterways. Glasers photography has found a wide audience with commissions and permanent public art installations at the Port of Miami, Parque de los Deseos, Medelln, Colombia and for Floridas Art in State Buildings program. Her book Mysterious Manatees was released by the University Press of Florida and the Center for American Places. A travelling exhibition of her manatee work was organized by the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History that then toured to more than 20 venues in the U.S. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays; visit www.rauschenberggallery.com. Green Gator, Glaser Floating Hearts, Glaser Bream in the Highlights, Glaser Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDSSpecials Every DayArt Of The Olympians Partners With Dance Alive National Ballet Prepare to be fascinated and amazed by dramatic art work, effortless physicality and expressive power through a unique performance of art and athleticism in Fire and Ice. The ballet marks the third in a trilogy of collaborations between Art of the Olympians and the Dance Alive National Ballet featuring artwork of two Olympic Gold Medal winners, Bob Beamon and Peggy Flemming. Fire and Ice incorporates visual projections, while sculpture and art hangings provide the dynamic background for this original dance. The International Bach Competition will perform for this work. Fire represents the Summer Olympics, and Ice, the Winter Olympics. Bob Beamon, gold medalist in the long jump in 1968, provides edgy graphic designs as a backdrop for resident choreographer Judy Skinner and composer Stella Sung. Beamon is a graphic artist, percussionist, and currently serves as CEO of Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery. Peggy Fleming, the only gold medalist in figure skating for USA at Grenoble, has recently found a passion for painting. Two of her works will be the inspiration for a work choreographed for principal dancers Andre Valladon and Michele Incollingo by Kim Tuttle. Flemings style, grace and elegance provide the inspiration for another work by Judy Skinner. Choreographer Cristina Helena, considered one of Brazils most gifted choreographers, has created a work for principals Carla Amancio and Fhilipe Teixeira for the Fire in Fire and Ice. For show times and ticket information, visit www.dancealive.org. Dance Alive Fire and Ice dancers


19 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011 Writers ContestThe Gulf Coast Writers Association encourages writers from Southwest Florida to enter the Gulf Coast Writers Association Contest. Original works of fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry will be awarded prizes of $100, $50 and $25 for first, second and third place in each category. The contest is open to members and non-members. Fiction and nonfiction works must be no more than 1,500 words. Poetry is limited to 40 lines or less. Scripts must be submitted in Play Script Format and should not exceed 10 pages. The deadline for submissions is January 31, and winners must be present to receive their awards at the March 24 meeting. Winners will be announced and some winning entries will be published in Fort Myers Magazine. The contest will help GCWA fulfill its goal of assisting Southwest Florida writers to stimulate and improve their skills. GCWA expects a high level of contest participation. Guidelines and entry form are available at www.gulfwriters.org. For more information, email Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@ comcast.net. English Country Dancing LessonsLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries with lessons at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center in Fort Myers. Dress is casual, wear flat shoes with non-slip soles but no flip-flops. Partners are not necessary, and beginners are welcome. Classes are to live music and are family-friendly. Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 or email fortmyersdancers@hotmail. com; website http://dancefl.us/ecd/ FtMyersECD.shtml. Lessons are Tuesdays, 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. (year-round) at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33908. Telephone 432-2154. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10 which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Call for driving directions. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com The Florida Laboratory Theater brings to SanibelWHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?Starring local favorites, Stephanie Davis, Scott Carpenter, Nykkie Rizley, and Douglas LandinOCTOBER 27 NOVEMBER 5 Herb Strauss Theater BIG ARTS Susen & James Berg Season Sponsor Show Sponsors$42; CHILD 17 AND UNDER $20 Book Signing With Author Amy Bennett WilliamsJoin Amy Bennett Williams, journalist and editor of Tropicalia magazine and author of Along the Caloosahatchee River at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, October 22, at 1 p.m. Williams will be signing books and reading her favorite excerpts from the book. Arcadia Publishing describes her book as the story of the ancient mastodons that once roamed its shores, the 19th century entrepreneurs who bent it to their wills, and the celebrities (including Thomas Edison and Henry Ford) who have relaxed on its waters. Richly illustrated with historical images and observations, Along the Caloosahatchee River chronicles the life of the singular waterway that joins the heart of Southwest Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Williams book is available for purchase in the Estates Museum Store or online at the Edison Ford website www. edisonfordwinterestates.org/store/ Books/. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Amy Bennett Williams


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201120 Winners were announced during the recent opening of the juried exhibition Refuse Repurposed at the Alliance for the Arts. Artists were challenged to create new works of art using only trash or other discarded items. A diptych piece comprised of road debris and photographs by Dot Lingren titled Tribute to Bobs Barricades was named Best in Show. It is two large pieces on boards covered with reflectors, plastic fencing, caution tape and photographs of building materials and rocks, all collected or taken along U.S. 41. Second place went to a sculpture of glass and metal titled Rising Moon Medicine Wheel by Ken Johnson. This 2x2x6 piece captures the lights reflection through the glass and empty spaces between the metal to leave a shadow on the exhibition floor. The Survivors by Ken Andexler was third place. This giant 74x50x38 piece includes a large tire, pieces of cell phones, metal, nails, a breast cancer car magnet, written signs and more. It speaks directly to those who see it with a sign stating how one should check and make sure debris and litter from ones car does not fall into the road. Jurors Choice was awarded to Danger Zone by Pat Kumicich. This 69x39 mixed fiber quilt contains warnings about smoking cigarettes with various cigarette cartons pressed into it. The Refuse Repurposed juror was Anica Sturdivant. She is interim director for the galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Her background is in studio art, art history, and theater arts. Shes also an exhibiting artist working in assemblage and is a professional graphic designer. Sturdivant has served as curator-at-large for the area galleries Space39 and BIG ARTS and as awards judge for the Sanibel Arts & Crafts Festival and Fort Myers ArtsFest. Refuse Repurposed will remain on display in the Alliance Main Gallery until November 9. Best in Show, Tribute to Bobs Barricades by Dot Lingren 2nd Place, Rising Moons Medicine Wheel by Ken Johnson 3rd Place, The Survivors by Ken AndexlerWinners Of Alliance Juried Competition, Refused Repurposed Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast t Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O p 1 0 p Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We Now Serving Fresh Honorable Mention, Danger Zone by Pat Kumich Free Fall For The Arts FestivalThe Alliance for the Arts is kicking off the fall season with Fall for the Arts, a free family festival on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Alliances 10-acre campus will be filled with a variety of examples of the many ways children and adults can get involved and experience the arts in Southwest Florida. Local art and cultural organizations, theaters, galleries, museums, artists and art schools will be on hand distributing information about their upcoming seasons. Area performing groups will dance, sing, play instruments and act in miniperformances on the outdoor amphitheater stage. Performers include: Creative Theater Workshop, Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy, Dance Warehouse, Gulfcoast Dance, Oficina da Capoeira, North Fort Myers Academy, Dance Alliance, Southwest Florida Fencing Academy and the Young Artist Awards. Visual artists will demonstrate their painting, drawing, sculpting and mixed media while area authors will sign and sell their books in the literary area. The Kids Art Station will offer hands-on activities for children of all ages. More than 30 organizations will be represented, including Art Poems, Artfest Fort Myers, Arts for Act, Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Calusa Carvers, Florida Rep, Gulf Coast Symphony, continued on page 21


21 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011Edward Albee Classic Coming To Straussby Di SaggauEdward Albees classic play Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf will be performed at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel, October 27 through November 5 for an eight-night run. The production is presented by Laboratory Theater of Florida. Albee offers a tale that exposes all the dirty linen in a marriage between George and Martha. They expose it in front of a young faculty couple theyve invited over for nightcaps after a faculty reception. This is a very powerful and emotional play that opened on Broadway in 1962. I talked to Stephanie Davis, who plays the role of Martha, and asked what she feels is the reason for its popularity. She said, Albees words and the story resonate with audiences. Its a timeless classic story about marriage, about survival and about love and these are three things to which we can all relate. When asked what she feels the playwright wanted the audience to feel while seeing the play, Davis replied, I think its up to every audience member as to what they will feel. Everyone will interpret it differently and thats the beauty of the play. I like the way Albee wrote this play and the way it unfolds and takes the audience on a rollercoaster of emotions, from laughter to tears to anger. Its all there for the audience to experience. Some very famous women have played the role of Martha, from Elizabeth Taylor to Kathleen Turner, and Davis does not have to take a back seat to anyone. Her performance is exceptional. I know, because I saw the show last year at Lab Theater. I asked how she prepares for such a demanding role. She said, Oddly Ive never felt so comfortable in a characters skin as I feel in Marthas. She is a very broken person but shes a fighter and a survivor and shes very smart. About an hour before the show I pace and I drink coffee and I run through my lines and just get into Martha. I have to be alone to get into the role. When asked what is taking place beneath the surface of the fireworks between George and Martha, Davis said, I think in a lot of ways this is a game for them. In fact one of the acts is titled Fun and Games. Its a game of words and one-upmanship and so much of it is funny. We were very surprised to hear so much laughter in the audience when we did the play the first time, Davis continued. So much of it is cathartic and so much is funny. Martha had expectations of George that he didnt fulfill, but at her heart she still loves him and George is very much in love with Martha. Concerning why the young couple Nick and Honey are invited back to their house after the faculty party, Davis said, I dont think Nick and Honey are the first young couple that they have invited back to their house. 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From page 20Fall For The ArtsImaginarium Science Center, Laurel Fine Arts Foundation, Southwest Florida Symphony, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida and WGCU Public Media. There will also be special appearances by the Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Lee County Bookmobile, Fort Myers Fire Department and Chick-Fil-A. Fall for the Arts will also feature an artist area where attendees can shop for one-of-a-kind handmade pieces. The Alliances GreenMarket will remain open throughout the festival offering locally grown, caught and cultivated products. For information call 939-2787 or email education@artinlee.org.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201122 Cape Coral Kiwanis Hall And YMCA To Officially Open On October 18 at 7 p.m. the Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation will host an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Cape Coral Kiwanis Hall and YMCA facility located at 360 Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. The ceremony will be led by Samuel Huber, president of the Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation; James Sanger, CEO of the Lee County YMCA; and Governor Eddie Lee of The Florida District of Kiwanis. Lee, whose term began October 1, supervises the 9,000 Kiwanis members and 18,000 high school Key Club members in the state of Florida and the Cayman Islands. Prior to the ribbon cutting Lee will be visiting with other clubs in the area. Our Kiwanis club is excited to step up to bring the YMCA to Cape Coral at a time when other community programs are being cut, said Huber. We will no longer be the largest city in Florida without a YMCA. Governor Eddie Lee of The Florida District of Kiwanis International will attend the ribbon cutting of the Cape Coral Kiwanis Hall Cypress Lake Country Club Golf Expert Tapped For Golf Course Leadership AcademyThe Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) selected Cypress Lake Country Club Superintendent Bryce Koch as one of 23 industry leaders from around the nation to take part in in the GCSAA Leadership Academy. The event, presented in partnership with The Toro Co. and Syngenta, was held October 4 and 5, at association headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas. Koch, who attended the two-day session, was hand-picked by GCSAA-affiliated chapters based on his potential to serve as an industry leader. The group of golf experts and speakers shared best practices to help them grow their leadership skills. Programs also addressed current issues and future trends impacting the golf course superintendent profession and association management and helped the participants begin building a professional network of peers to share best practices and innovative ideas. To be sustainable, organizations must develop leaders, GCSAA President Robert M. Randquist said. We believe it is important to identify and cultivate leaders who can execute on the associations mission and the vision. Bryce is to be congratulated because he has been recognized by his peers as having the talent to be a leader. As superintendent, Koch is responsible for overseeing management, maintenance and operations of the golf course, including irrigating and landscaping maintenance. He is also responsible for the course equipment and golf cart fleet. He received two bachelors degrees, in marketing and turfgrass science. Bryce Koch Chaos Reigns In Red Sox Nationby Ed FrankWhat a mess. What chaos. What a fiasco. These descriptions and much more describe the sorry condition of the Boston Red Sox. And you can bet that no one is enjoying this more than the management and ownership of the rival New York Yankees. The tangle of confusion began when field manager Terry Francona was forced out after the Red Sox September freefall that resulted in the worst collapse in baseball history. Within days of Franconas departure, Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein followed out the door to take over the baseball operations of the downtrodden Chicago Cubs. At press time earlier this week, the details of Epsteins $15 million package with the Cubs had not been disclosed. Chicago must compensate Boston with cash or players as Epstein has one year left on his Red Sox contract. Then it was learned that Red Sox starting pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey had been drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during game days they were not pitching instead of supporting the team from the dugout. It was the wrong thing to do, admitted Lester in an interview Monday in the Boston Globe. Theres a perception out there that we were up there getting hammered and that wasnt the case. Yes, I should have been on the bench more, he said. The disclosure of eating and drinking in the clubhouse during games adds credence to remarks by Francona that he didnt believe his players were pulling for each other this season as in the past. Finally, adding further to the Red Sox Nation turmoil, were remarks by popular nine-year Boston veteran David Ortiz that he wouldnt mind being traded to the Yankees. The fervent Red Sox fans, still irate about the late-season collapse of their beloved team (the 2011 Red Sox are the first team in baseball history to fail to reach post-season play with a nine-game lead in September), are calling for major changes on the field and in the front office. With Francona and Epstein gone, theres no doubt that Boston will have a new look when they assemble here in their new spring training complex come February. Between now and then, however, Red Sox management has much to do to calm GENERAL ELECTRIC Automatic Standby GeneratorsWhats your back-up plan?When the power goes out, depend on a GENERAL ELECTRIC standby generator to supply automatic back-up electricity to your homes essential items. 24/7 BLACKOUT PROTECTION HANDS-FREE OPERATION PERMANENTLY INSTALLED Complete Whole-House or Essential Protection Packages Available Authorized GE, Briggs & Stratton & Generac Service & Sales DealerHave Your Own Generator? Well Wire It In Safely! 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Bostons troubled waters. Everblades Open Season with Split The Florida Everblades opened their 14th hockey season last weekend with a split against the Gwinnett Gladiators. Their opening night 3-2 win at Germain Arena was followed by a 2-1, 11th round shootout loss on Saturday. The local team is on the road for the next three weeks for nine games on foreign ice at Elmira, Trenton, Reading, Greenville, Gwinnett, and South Carolina. They do not return to Germain until November 9 when they host Wheeling for three games. Former Miracle Brian Dozier Named Twins Minor League Player of the Year Infielder Brian Dozier, who started the 2011 season with the Class A Fort Myers Miracle baseball team, last week was named the Minnesota Twins Minor League Player of the Year. In 49 games with the Miracle, the 24-year-old Dozier batted .322 along with 32 runs scored and 13 steals before being promoted to Double-A New Britain in June. He continued his hot streak at the higher level where he hit .318 in 78 games with the Rock Cats. Dozier was an eighth round draft selection by the Twins in 2009 out of the University of Southern Mississippi. 23 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011 MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOP Bay Oaks Fitness CalendarBay Oaks Recreation Center, 2731 Oak Street, Fort Myers Beachs schedule appears below. For more information, call Bay Oaks at 560-8989, or email Randy@fortmyersbeachfl.gov. Monday: 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 6 p.m. RPM Cycling Class 7:30 p.m. RPM Cycling Class Tuesday: 9 a.m. Yoga Pilates 9 a.m. Line Dancing 6 p.m. Zumba Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. RPM Cycling Class Thursday: 9 a.m. Yoga Pilates 6 p.m. Zumba 6 p.m. RPM Cycling Class 7:30 p.m. RPM Cycling Class Friday: 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. RPM Cycling Class 2:30 p.m. Youth Hip Hop Dance 3:30 p.m. Youth Ballet Dance 4:30 p.m. Youth Jazz Dance Saturday: 10 a.m. RPM Cycling Class Bay Oaks Softball League FormingBay Oaks Recreation Campus has announced its softball league will be starting up in November. They are looking for players and teams of all skill levels to play on the Sunday evening league. Players can sign up as individuals and be placed on a house team, or can sign up as a team. League fees are $400 a team or $40 a player, which includes umpire fees, league fees, and uniform shirts. Game times are to be determined, and games begin November 20. Teams may find sponsors if needed. Register yourself or your team ASAP because registration ends November 10. No teams will be accepted after that date. If you have questions or need more details, contact Randy at 765-4222. From page 5Students Place In National Contestthe following national honor societies: Science and Rho Kappa, and he is an AP Scholar with Distinction. Last year, Thosath, son of Nicole Thosath of Punta Gorda, received the Princeton Award, was named a Furman Scholar and received the Canterbury Citizenship Award. He is on the high honor roll, a peer mentor, and a member of the environmental club, Academic Team and Math Team. Torin is a member of the following national honor societies: Mu Alpha Theta and Science, and he is an AP Scholar with Distinction. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201124 Honey Pineapple Grilled Shrimp 1 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup pineapple chunks 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 2 teaspoons soy sauce Arrange shrimp and pineapple chunks on wooden skewers and place in a flat-bottom glass casserole dish. In a small bowl, combine lime juice, oil, honey, garlic and soy sauce, reserving one ounce for basting during cooking. Pour the remaining marinade over shrimp skewers. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Place skewers on grill about 6 inches from coals or gas flame. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until shrimp are opaque and pineapple begins to brown; baste with reserved marinade before turning. Serve with grilled vegetables. Yield: 4 servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 340, Calories From Fat 91, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 259mg, Total Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 35g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.01g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Honey Pineapple Grilled Shrimp Financial FocusDo Men And Women Invest Differently? by Jennifer BaseySeveral years ago, a book titled Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus was quite popular. As the title suggests, the book argues that men and women are vastly different from each other, particularly in their emotional needs and in the way they communicate. While not everyone agrees with the notion that men and women might as well be from different planets, most of us would probably concur that the two genders frequently behave differently and this divergence in behavior may also show up in the way we invest. In fact, various studies and anecdotal evidence suggests these differences in the way that men and women invest: Men tend to trade more often than women. Men seem to buy and sell investments more frequently than women. This difference could result in an advantage for women investors. For one thing, if women do trade less, they may incur fewer commission charges, fees and other expenses, all of which can eat into investment returns. Also, by holding investments longer, women may be able to take better advantage of market rallies. During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, for example, men were more likely than women to sell shares of stock at market lows, which led to bigger losses among male traders and fewer gains when some of the stock values began to rise again according to a study by Vanguard, a mutual fund company. Men tend to invest more aggressively than women. Perhaps not surprisingly, men seem to be more willing to take risks with their investments. This trait can be both positive and negative. On the positive side, risk is associated with reward, so the more aggressive the investment, the greater the potential for growth. On the negative side, taking too much risk pretty much speaks for itself. Ideally, all investors men and women should stick with investments that fit their individual risk tolerance. Women are more likely to look at the big picture. Although both men and women investors want information, women seem to take a more holistic approach that is, instead of focusing strictly on performance statistics, they tend to delve deeper into their investments background, competitive environment and other factors. This quest for additional knowledge may help explain why all-female investment clubs have achieved greater returns than allmale clubs, according to a study by the National Association of Investors Corp., which represents thousands of investment clubs across the country. Men may be more optimistic about the financial markets. Some studies show men are more optimistic about key economic indicators and future stock market performance. Optimism can be a valuable asset when it comes to investing; if you have confidence in the future, youre more likely to invest for it, and to continue investing. On the other hand, though, false optimism may lead to overconfidence, which can have negative results for investors. Neither men nor women have a monopoly on positive investment behaviors; each gender can probably learn something from the other. Ultimately, of course, its your decision-making, not your Xor Y-chromosomes, that will determine your ability to make progress toward your long-term goals. So educate yourself about your choices, and get the help you need from a financial professional, as you invest through the years. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Womens Legacy Fall LuncheonThe Womens Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will hold its 5th Annual Fall lLncheon Friday, October 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers. The luncheon will include Womens Legacy Fund awarding a grant of $10,000 to the Salvation Army and United Way, in partnership with Lee Memorial Health System and Lee Physicians Group, for the new United Way House in North Fort Myers, which offers medical services to low-income and uninsured or underinsured children, families and individuals. Special guest speaker Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Molloy will present The Secret World: Modern Day Slavery, a look at how human trafficking has become the second-argest crime in the world. According to Molloy, Southwest Florida has been described as ground zero for this crime. The community foundations new president and CEO Sarah Owen will also address the gathering on her first official day in her new position. The newest Womens Legacy Fund Angels will also be announced during the event. The Angel honorary designation is for mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandchildren, friends and other loved ones, either living or deceased, who have had a special impact on the lives of those around them. Fund members can make the special women in their lives an Angel with a minimum contribution of $1,000 in their name. The fall luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $32 per person and reservations are required by October 19. To register, visit the community foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com or call 274-5900. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


25 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011 Two Men And A Truck is partnering with the Festival of Trees as the events 2011 delivery sponsor. One of the core values at Two Men And A Truck is to give back to the community, explained Marketing Manager MaryKate OConnell. We are honored to support an event whose goal is to help those with barriers to employment. Theres no better time than the Christmas season to give back! The Festival of Trees is a free weeklong showcase of elaborately decorated trees, wreaths, and other holiday fare. The festival begins on November 25 and concludes after the River District Holiday Stroll on December 2. In 2010, nearly 4,500 people visited the holiday display, held annually at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (2301 First Street) in the Fort Myers River District. After the conclusion of the festival, the 25 trees are auctioned off at the December 3 Tux & Trees Gala, a blacktie fundraiser for the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. Two Men And A Truck will then deliver the trees, at no charge, to the auction winners. Having a delivery sponsor takes a lot of pressure off of Goodwills transportation department, said Carolyn Johnson, Goodwills vice president of communications and Festival of Trees committee chairwoman. Plus, knowing that we have professional movers handling the trees will give buyers some additional peace of mind as they bid at our auction. In addition to providing delivery service, Two Men And A Truck will also sponsor a Christmas in Ireland tree. Other tree sponsors/decorators for the this years festival include The Home Depot, Azteca America SWFL, Benzing Technologies, ProFiles, AllPro Home Health, and the Tortoise and the Hair salon. A small number of tree sponsorships are still available for interested businesses and organizations. The Festival of Trees and the Tux & Trees Gala are the signature events of the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. In just four years, these events have raised more than $215,000 to support Goodwills programs and services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages in our community. For Festival of Trees information, including dates, times, and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.tuxandtrees.com or call 652-1649. The staff at Two Men and a Truck, the delivery sponsor for 2011s Festival of Trees Liberty Aluminum 2010 tree Two Men And A Truck To Provide Free Deliveries For Festival Of Trees USPS Introduces Simpler ReturnsE-commerce shipping is an increasingly busy two-way street. In addition to its delivery strengths, the U.S. Postal Service is making sure USPS is the preferred shipper for packages traveling the returns lane as well. The Postal Service has launched a new group of shipping choices under the umbrella of USPS Returns. The new options, including web-based label printing, enhanced tracking and streamlined payment, will speed start-up and make it easier for online retailers to use the Postal Service for returns.With e-commerce sales expected to continue to grow 10 percent annually over the next few years, the postal service is offering online merchants an easier way to return. The Postal Service is building on the shipping products customers already are familiar with and adding new features for increased ease and convenience for both consumers and merchants.The Postal Service will offer three returns options: Priority Mail Return Service, Ground Return Service, and First-Class Package Return Service. For e-commerce businesses, USPS is introducing a simple, easy-to-install label printing application that can be offered by e-tailers to their customers. This tool will enable label printing through a merchants website, or customers can call the merchants call center to request a returns label be emailed to them. The labels will include the Intelligent Mail package barcode. There will be enhancements at retail outlets and usps.com as well.For more information about purchasing stamps, stamps by mail, postal regulations, a free subscription to USA Philatelic magazine, Post Office events, the location of the nearest postal store or contract unit, or for answers to your specific Postal Service questions, contact USPS at 1-800-275-8777, or visit www. usps.com. To schedule a presentation on how to get the best postage rates for your holiday shipping, call 573-9638. 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. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201126 Celebrity Waiter Dinner Raises Awareness And Money For Child Care Of Southwest FloridaPoliticians, business leaders and community leaders donned their aprons and performed for tips at the 3rd Annual Stars for Kids Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction Saturday, October 8, raising more than $40,000 for Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc. Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah earned the Most Appreciated Celebrity Waiter Award by earning the most tips at his table. Sponsors were CRS Technology Consultants, Internet Services Group, and Lutgert Insurance. Local celebrities displayed their talents by becoming singing waiters or performing other feats, such as fortune telling (Stephanie Davis); go-go dancing (Lisa Cronin); and accordion playing (Ray Judah). The Blues Brothers made an appearance as did the Coneheads and the Church Lady of Saturday Night Live fame, all courtesy of Fort Myers Rotarians Bob Beville, Steve Bowen, Don Molloy and Bob Sheehan. NBC-2 Anchor Kellie Burns and Auctioneer Scott Robertson (who also is vice-chairman of the charitys board of directors) shared duties as master and mistress of ceremonies. People came tonight ready to have fun and help us with our mission of helping children. Our celebrity waiters did an extraordinary job and those who attended said they had so much fun they cant wait to do it again next year, said Beth Lobdell, executive director of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. Most importantly, we raised some money to help children from low-income families obtain needed child care so their parent can work. Other celebrity waiters included Lucy Costa of Promotional Incentives (St. Pauli Girl); Cynthia Duff Detrick of Copy Lady (Cleopatra); Greg Frith of Fireservice Disaster Kleenup (Captain America); John Mann of IBS Consulting Group; Jim Mitchell of Fifth Third Bank (Policeman); David Plazas of The NewsPress (Mr. Spock); Tammy Provence of Good2Go Healthy Takeout; and Andrew Seymour of Miracle Baseball. The evening also included both silent and live auction items as well as toys and games on every table to keep guests entertained. Funds raised during the evening will be used to support the mission of Child Care of Southwest Florida and to provide scholarships for low-income children to receive child care in the six centers operated by the agency. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for children from infancy through age eight at its six child care centers in Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, it offers training for early childhood professionals, and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes throughout Southwest Florida. The agency must rely on donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to lowincome children. Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc., is a United Way agency. For more information, call Development Director Linda McNabb at 425-1017 or visit www.ccswfl.org. Child Care of Southwest Florida CEO Beth Lobdell (right) presents Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah (second from right) with the 2011 Most Appreciated Waiter Award for raising the most money. NBC-2 Anchor and Mistress of Ceremonies Kellie Burns and Auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies Scott Robertson share in the celebration Jim Mitchell of Fifth Third Bank slaps handcuffs on Captain America (Greg Frith) Coneheads Steve Bowen of Stephen R. Bowen Construction and Bob Beville of Waterman Broadcasting Downtown Diva Stephanie Davis, Go-Go Girl Lisa Cronin of CCMI, and St. Pauli Girl Lucy Costa of Promotional Incentives The Blues Brothers: Bob Sheehan, Steve Bowen, Don Molloy and Bob Beville of Fort Myers Rotary Club Bob Bassett of BBT Bank and his wife Jolyne Child Care Board Chairman Dale Korzec and his wife Janalyn Mr. Spock (David Plazas of The News-Press) puts a mind meld on Cleopatra (Cynthia Duff Detrick of Copy Lady)


27 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My fouryear-old daughter is now in preschool. She seems to be having some difficulty holding her pencil correctly. She also holds her spoon and fork incorrectly. I thought she would grow out of this but she hasnt. How can I help her? Alyssa M., Sanibel, Florida Alyssa, By age four, most children can cut across a piece of paper with child-sized scissors, draw or copy a vertical line and a complete circle, and use a fork/spoon correctly. Fine motor skills, which are used in holding and using writing and eating utensils properly, may develop a bit later in some children. Its possible that your daughters fine motor development may be slightly delayed. There are stages of development for a correct pencil grasp. First we see toddlers using a fisted grasp when they first attempt to write with a crayon. If you look carefully at them you will see that they are actually moving from the shoulder to move the crayon across the paper. The next stage is a palmar grasp where you see the pencil lies across the palm of the hand and your childs elbow is held out to the side a bit. Children then move to a five-fingered grasp to hold a writing utensil and then finally, typically, at age five or six, they will be able to use a standard three-fingered or tripod grasp. Their body movement at this point goes from the shoulders and arms to the wrist and finally the fingers, which at ages five and six, are strong enough to hold the writing utensil correctly and without tiring easily. You may see your child switching between pencil grasps. As the shoulder and arm muscles become stronger and steadier, your child should switch less and less. Good control of the pencil for handwriting will only come as the finger muscles become stronger. Some children will need more time and practice to develop their shoulder, core, and finger muscles. A trip to the park would provide some easy things to do to help develop the shoulder muscles. Climbing, pulling up and pushing movements are excellent actions for development. A jungle gym or climbing structure is a great place for kids to exercise their muscles. To develop the fine motor and finger strength to grasp and write correctly, consider working with play dough by rolling it, pinching it, pounding it to make a variety of shaped items. You will be giving the hands and fingers a great workout. Other activities to help develop hand and finger strength are using a hole punch and stapler, cooking projects, especially with batter or dough, playing with construction tools (hammer, saw, etc. at childs developmental level), playing with pop beads, clothespins, large tongs, stress balls, squeezy toys, and buttoning and snapping. Even though these activities look like play they will benefit your child immensely. Play is actually how children work and learn and the best way for them to develop. 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. College Search Kick-Off At EdisonCalling all high school juniors and seniors! Edison State College is hosting a College Search KickOff starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 17, in the U Building on the Fort Myers campus. Registration for this free event begins at 10 a.m. or register online at www.edison.edu/kickoff. In addition to lunch and door prizes, scheduled activities include a campus tour at 10:30 a.m., Get in the Game: The Facts About College at 11 a.m., campus tour again at 11:30 a.m. At moon there will be a Play-by-Play current student presentation, then lunch and games at 12:30 p.m. and a Post Game Wrap-Up/Door Prize Drawings at 1:30 p.m. 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global. List Local. Sell Global.Popular McGregor Woods Spacious fully furnished Home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse, Tennis Courts and a Fishing Pier are available. Close to beaches, restaurants and shops.For Showings please call Isabella Rasi. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Deans ListBerklee College of Music has announced that Keith Cute of Cape Coral has earned placement on the Deans List for the summer semester of the 2011 academic year. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above. The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for todays music industry. From page 21Albee Classic Coming To StraussThe play involves the two couples playing games, which are savage verbal attacks against one or two of the others at the party. They also consume an enormous amount of alcohol, drinking from midnight to sunrise in an excruciating game of charades. Albee chose the title as a parody of the song Whos Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, or whos afraid of living life without false illusions.Having seen this play before with the same cast, I highly recommend it. In addition to Stephanie Davis as Martha, Scott Carpenter plays George, Doug Landin is Nick and Nykkie Ptaszek plays Honey. Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf plays October 27 through November 5 at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For tickets call 472-6862. Classroom Grants Awarded Totaling $44,000Public school teachers were awarded more than $44,000 by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools at a Classroom Grants reception Monday, October 17 at 5:15 p.m. The reception will be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatres Caf Cabaret, 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships. The Classroom Grants program is a major initiative of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Since its inception, over $1 million has been awarded to teachers to enhance and enrich their classroom curriculum. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201128 Dr. DaveOrgan Donationby Dr. Dave HepburnIt can be hard to think about tossing your carcass on the scrap heap of life, but were all going to do it unless youre Dick Clark or Clark Kent or Kent the local Vampire. But why destroy it all? Being an organ donor is, obviously, an altruistic, generous and worthwhile act that helps those who, through no fault of their own, need to borrow some of your leftovers. While more and more potential donors are showing their kind human nature by registering, there are some who are still reticent. It is, thus, important to clear up some myths so you have no excuses not to exercise this final act of benevolence. Myth: Im too old to donate. Nobody would want my organs. Fact: This is true if youre 362. Otherwise theres no defined cutoff age for donating organs. Organs have been successfully transplanted from donors in their 70s and 80s. The decision to use your organs is based on strict medical criteria, not age. Myth: Organ donation is against my religion. Fact: Organ donation is consistent with the beliefs of most religions. This includes Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, most branches of Judaism, Southern Satanism and New York Rangerism, though nobody is keen in obtaining organs of that last church. Apparently there are a lot of spleens, but not a lot of hearts. Myth: If I agree to donate my organs, the hospital staff wont work as hard to save my life. Fact: That depends on if youre the guy who ticketed my car last week or are responsible for a Nancy Grace wardrobe malfunction. Unless you fit that category, doctors work as hard as we can to save your life, not someone elses. Saving life and golf is what we are all about in the first place. In fact, we never even know or care if you are a donor or not when we stick duct tape on your aorta or whatever. Hopefully the day will come when we just assume that everyone is a donor anyway. Myth: Maybe I wont really be dead when they sign my death certificate. Fact: And maybe you will. Or maybe youre really a zombie or a senator. In fact, people who have agreed to organ donation are given more tests to determine that theyre truly dead than are those who havent agreed to organ donation. No doubt, its nice to know youre really dead when you are, given that most people hate to wake up dead. Myth: An open-casket funeral isnt an option for people who have donated organs or tissues. Fact: Organ and tissue donation doesnt interfere with having an opencasket funeral. Because the donor is clothed and lying on his or her back in the casket, no one can see any difference. You can still leave your casket wide open so you can see who really did show up at your funeral. They will cry over your casket just as loudly as they would should you have not donated. They will cry louder if you donated organs to the transplant folks and the trust fund to Cats Unlimited. Myth: They can use baboon or pig hearts. Fact: Nope. The baboons still want them and arent giving them up without a fight. Baby Fae included, there is nobody running about with baboon bits beating in their breast, though I know of several women who think men are more pig than most pigs. To you women I say, That is a juvenile statement and your mother wears army boots. Myth: Im not in the best of health. Nobody would want my organs or tissues. Fact: Wow, lots of Rangers fans, I see. The decision to use an organ is based on strict medical criteria and unless youre a strict medical criteriaologist, dont make that decision for someone else. Perhaps your liver is no good but your drinking arm is in fine shape. Not your call. Myth: Rich and famous people go to the top of the list when they need a donor organ. Fact: Which is why you should not consult with me prior to investing. Invest as I do and youre sure not be at the top of anyones rich list. But I believe that I am still at the top of the list because I am famous to my dog, Kent. 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. Annual Medicare EnrollmentLee Memorial Health Systems SHARE Club will be hosting several information sessions at various locations regarding the latest changes to Medicare. Learn how to compare the various options in order to select the one that best suits your medical and financial needs The presenter is Jo Marshall, SHINE Counselor Volunteer (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders/Department of Elder Affairs. The schedule is: October 28, 10 a.m. at the Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary Meeting Room, 636 Del Prado Boulevard, Cape Coral October 31, 10 a.m. at Gulf Coast Medical Center Community Room, 13681 Doctors Way, Fort Myers November 7, 10 a.m. at Lee Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 2776 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers November 9, 5 p.m. at SHARE Club North, 5170 Orange Grove Boulevard, Fort Myers November 14, 11 a.m. at HealthPark Medical Center, Room 1A, 9981 South HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers Seating is limited and reservations are required; call 424-3765. Visit www. leememorial.org for more information. 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 went to a doctor because I felt terrible. He ordered a few tests and later told me that I had an immune system disease and ordered more tests. When I went back he just talked and talked, and I didnt know anything more when I left than I did when I first went. Why do doctors talk like that when they must know their patients dont have the faintest idea what they are talking about? Rebecca Dear Rebecca, I would not generalize to say all physicians talk to patients in the way your physician spoke to you. Ask your physician questions about what you do not understand. The only way he/she knows is if you ask. Look at it this way; it is a good thing that your physician tries to explain things to you so you are starting in a very good place. Pryce Dear Rebecca, Doctors, lawyers and many other professionals have their own lingo. They are so accustomed to talking to people similar to themselves that they cannot see or refuse to see when some of their patients eyes cloud over. These same professionals are not nearly as successful as their peers who can talk on the level of their patients or clients and rarely get the desired results they are working toward. Before you leave or during the consultation interrupt them and tell them, I am sorry but I do not understand what you are saying. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Shell Point Hosts A Free Open House For The PublicShell Point Retirement Community will host a Fall Open House on Thursday, October 27, from noon to 4 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Shell Point is such a unique place to live, we want to invite the public to come out and learn more about the lifestyle we have to offer, said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of marketing and communications for Shell Point. The Fall Open House will offer visitors the chance to view two of the three neighborhoods that make up Shell Point. Seminars, tours, and entertainment have been planned for that afternoon, and buses will provide transportation to all events and locations throughout the community. The Open House will include tours of decorated models located in the Island and Woodlands neighborhoods, and retirement counselors will be on hand to answer specific questions, while others will present seminars explaining Shell Points lifestyle with lifecare model for retirement. There will be question-and-answer sessions after each presentation. Visitors will receive a program with the schedule of events and locations when they arrive. This way they can pick and choose what they want to see while they are on our campus, said Schneider. For more information about the Fall Open House, call 466-1131. Sales counselors will be offering detailed presentations


Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha Larson, COA.Screening candidates receive a $50 gift certi cate to your choice of one of ve Prawnbroker Restaurant Group establishments in Ft. Myers and Sanibel. Before Before After After Natasha Larson, COA 29 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011


THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201130 deaRPharmacistAre Vitamins Helping Or Hurting You? by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I see on the news that taking vitamins can be dangerous for my health. Since I read your column weekly, I know that you like vitamins, and that they help reduce side effects in some cases. Does this study change your position? TC, Gainesville, Florida No, it just annoys me that snippets about the Archives of Internal Medicine study get any media coverage at all. The news that multivitamins, vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper might hasten our death is just ridiculous. Do you really think vitamins and minerals are suddenly bad for you? By that token, you would have to believe that eating vegetables, fruits, and nuts are bad too, because they contain the same nutrients as those proposed to be deadly in this study! Cmon people! Its sad when Mother Nature is questioned, and vitamins are condemned based on weak and inconclusive statistics, yet other therapies that literally include myocardial infarction as a side effect remain on the market. This scary fact doesnt get any airtime. Lets take a closer look: Point #1: The conclusions drawn were not based upon an actual clinical trial that offered a double-blind, placebo controlled analysis. The conclusion was drawn from data that tracked 38,722 older women who said they took vitamins for 20 years. Key word said. Point #2: University of Minnesota researchers had women fill out questionnaires. The women said they took vitamins. Thats it! Should scientists draw sweeping conclusions about mortality based on questionnaires? The death rate could be due to any number of factors. Point #3: Supplement takers experienced an average of 2.4 percent increased risk of dying over the course of two decades, compared with women who didnt take supplements; adjustments were made for age and caloric intake. Ill spare you the number details here, but there was only a one percent difference between death rates for the two groups. You can scare more people by manipulating statistics and hyping a .4 percent increase in death. Boo! Point #4: What was their health status? What was the baseline health status? Remember their beginning age back in 1986 was 62 years old. Im sure some of them were virtual crock pots of disease. What if these ladies failed to take vitamins in their youthful years, or took poor quality ones? Did they exercise in their youth? What was their cholesterol, insulin, Lp(a) and CRP levels? Who knows? Well-informed scientists would never assign sole blame to vitamins when the data is being extracted from seniors who almost always have multiple health concerns and take numerous prescription drugs. Theres no linear connection, do you see how silly this all is?! Point #5: Nutritional status was never objectively evaluated. How did they eat? Did they smoke? For all we know they were taking supplements in-between cheeseburgers and fries, rather than part of a healthy well-balanced diet. Point #6: What was their medication profile like? I suspect there was a lot of drug mugging going on! These ladies could very well have been so nutritionally depleted that they died of some other reason. Not one of the participants was ever given a Cardio-ION, Genova or SpectraCell blood test to determine baseline micronutrient status. Ever. Lets focus on vitamin B6 deficiency for example. Over 150 drugs rob your body of that. Run low of B6 and your levels of toxic homocysteine will climb, raising risk for hypertension, heart attack and stroke! So how did these scientists sort out whether these elderly women were dreadfully deficient of a particular vitamin, or died from taking one? They didnt. One more point. I firmly believe that its best to get nutrients from eating living plant-based foods, and juicing every day, using dietary supplements to fill the gaps. Dietary supplements are regulated by the DSHEA Act of 1994, through the FDA, and they are intended to support adequate nutrition, not to prevent disease. Ask your health care provider what is right for you based on your activities, age, gender, medication profile and dietary habits. And dont base your health care regimen on isolated studies look at the body of evidence that supports a particular nutrient. 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. Bone Marrow And Blood DriveLee Memorial Blood Center is partnering with Florida Gulf Coast University to host a bone marrow and blood drive for a local teen on Monday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 10501 FGCU Boulevard, Fort Myers. A separate bone marrow cheek swab will be held on the same day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fifteen-year-old Zeph Villarreal was diagnosed with Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) which is a rare and aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis. Despite multiple chemotherapy strategies and radiation, Zeph needs a bone marrow transplant to help save his life. Both of Zephs parents work at FGCU. The requirements to give blood are: Age: At least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent) and in good general health. There is no upper age limit. Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds. Identification: Must provide photo ID with date of birth. Food: Eat a good meal before giving and drink plenty of fluids. Medications: Many medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent someone from giving. Tattoos are also acceptable as long as they are healed and done in a reputable facility. The requirements for bone marrow are similar to blood donation, except the age requirement is between 18 and 60. Today, there simply arent enough bone marrow registry members of diverse racial and ethnic heritage. Adding more diverse members increases the likelihood that all patients will find a life-saving match. Members of these backgrounds are especially needed: Black or AfricanAmerican, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian including South Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino and multiple race. Go to www.marrow.org for bone marrow donation information. For information about blood donation, call 343-2333. USPS And Mobile MammographyPostal Service Teams are teaming with with Radiology Regional to host a mobile mammography opportunity. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fort Myers Postmaster Anne Murray is encouraging her employees (including men) as well as all residents to make appointments for their yearly mammogram. Radiology Regional Center will bring its Mobile Mammography Unit to post offices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Dates for the screenings are: October 24 at Cape Coral Central PO, 1030 SE 9th Avenue, Cape Coral from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and October 25 at the Tice PO, 4585 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mammography is proven preventative healthcare, saving lives and making a difference in the long-term survival of those diagnosed with breast cancer. The baseline mammogram should be performed at age 40, unless the patient is high risk. Monthly self-exam and routine annual physician exams are also part of regular breast healthcare. Mobile Mammo is a great way to bring the convenience of annual screening to the workplace or your community. Based on census data, approximately 204,000 women in Lee County are of the age to be screened, but only 50,000 women are receiving this preventative healthcare. Walk-in service is available but appointments are preferred. Call 9362316 today to schedule your appointment. Appointments are typically 20 minutes. Most insurances are accepted, and discounted self-pay pricing is available. Results will be mailed to the patient and physician within a few working days. The exams are read by local, board certified radiologists, including fellowship-trained Womens Imagers. Every mammogram is analyzed by computer-aided detection, and then reviewed by the reading radiologist. No prescription is necessary for a screening mammogram. Haunted House Blood DriveLee Memorial Blood Center is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, October 22 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Kiwanis Haunted House at Gulf Coast Town Center (across from Moes in the old Borders location). All donors will receive $2 off admission to the Kiwanis Haunted House and a vampire T-shirt. All blood collected remains in the Lee Memorial Health System to serve the community. Lee Memorial Health System uses more than 800 units of blood each week. With both The Childrens Hospital and the only trauma center within a fivecounty area, the need for blood locally remains constant, and needs to be replenished daily. All blood types are currently needed. The requirements to give blood are: Age: At least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent) and in good general health. There is no upper age limit. Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds Identification: Must provide photo ID with date of birth Food: Eat a good meal before giving and drink plenty of fluids Medications: Many medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent someone from donating. Tattoos are also acceptable as long as they are healed and done in a reputable facility. For more information about donating, call 343-2333. Individuals can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


31 THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 2011 Celebrate Survivors At Breast Cancer 5K WalkThousands of local residents, breast cancer survivors and volunteers will join together and put on their pink bras to fight breast cancer at this years Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. This noncompetitive fundraising event is The American Cancer Societys signature event to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease. All across the state, walkers will sport pink bras representing a personal breast cancer journey or the journey of someone they know as part of the Put On Your Pink Bra campaign. The fundraising walk is October 22, with general registration beginning at 7:15 a.m. Survivors Registration and Breakfast begins at 7 a.m., with the walk starting at 8:15 a.m. The location is Tanger Outlets, 20350 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. The Pink BRAGade will participate in the walk. In addition, Tanger Outlet stores will have a Pink window decorating contest. Florida ranks third in the nation for the number of new breast cancer cases and the number of related deaths. One in eight women living in Florida will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Thousands of walkers across our state and in your community will join Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to ensure future generations of Floridians do not face this life-threatening disease alone. Last year, approximately 2,000 participants raised $123,000 in Lee County to fund lifesaving research and support programs to further the progress against this disease. The American Cancer Society hopes to exceed these numbers this year. For information or to sign up for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Lee County, visit www.putonyourpinkbra.com. Eden Autism Services Florida Names Advocate Of The MonthEden Autism Services Florida has recognized Fort Myers resident Maureen Bashaw as recipient of the Autism Advocate of the Month award. The award recognizes people who are advocates for autism by increasing awareness, raising funds or providing leadership in support of autism. Bashaw, the mother of an adult son with autism, was a writer at The NewsPress for over 30 years. She and her late husband, Richard, formed a support group for parents of children with autism when their son, Ian, was six years old. At that time there were few resources for families living with autism and little awareness of autism, said her daughter Beth Cameron Bashaw. Nearly 30 years later, the support group has evolved into The Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation. The foundation strives to enhance the quality of life for people living with autism by providing resources, activities, information, advocacy and support to those who love someone living with autism. Bashaws recently published her first book. Killerscent is a murder mystery that features a boy with autism who has a keen sense of smell. Our family is proud of this accomplishment. It has been a 10-year journey for my mother and we are looking forward to upcoming book signings in Southwest Florida, said Cameron-Bashaw. Edens Advocate of the Month receives a certificate of appreciation and will be invited to an annual reception. To nominate an advocate for autism who exemplifies Action in Autism, submit a nomination including persons name, contact information, and 50-word summary of why he/she should be selected to Taire.Malloy@edenservices.org or call 992-4680. Maureen Bashaw named Eden Autism Services Floridas Advocate of the Month Komen For The Cure Accepting Community Grant ApplicationsSusan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Community Grants, which promote local breast health programs beginning October 20. The request for application and the application itself will be posted on www.komenswfl.org/grants. To submit a grant, an organization must participate in the Community Grants Workshop on October 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Coconut Point Mall in Estero. For more information or to attend the workshop, email Amy Austin at amy@komenswfl.org. Southwest Florida Community Foundation 35th Anniversary To Be Celebrated As Owen Becomes CEOIn her first week on the job, Sarah Owen, the new CEO of Southwest Florida Community Foundation, will address more than 300 foundation donors and supporters at this years annual reception and celebration Thursday, November 3 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. As part of the 35th anniversary, the theme of this years event will celebrate the community foundations trust, strength, longevity and good stewardship. A reception will kick-off at 5:30 p.m. with live entertainment and hors doeuvres followed by a presentation of the 2011 John W. Sheppard Award, Owens address and a special surprise announcement. We will look back at the past three decades and how far we have come from our first $500, said Owen. Core values have been the cornerstone of the foundations success, and we will also look at where the next 35 years will take us. We are very excited that coupled with our 35th anniversary, we will celebrate our next chapter under the new leadership of Sarah Owen, said Dawn-Marie Driscoll, community foundation board chair. Sarah has a devotion to meeting the future needs of Southwest Florida. Our donors and supporters are looking forward to working with her to move the community foundation toward continued growth. The John W. Sheppard Award is given annually to an outstanding individual who has given selfless dedication to humanity and made significant contributions to SWFLCF. Past recipients include John Sheppard, David Lucas, Peter Kleist, Arnold Sarlo, Frank Bireley, Jim Nathan, Sam Galloway Jr. and Tom Smoot. Last years recipient, David G. Robinson, will present the award to this years winner, local philanthropist Bill Frey. During its 2011 fiscal year, SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. Each year, the community foundation selects a targeted focus area for a grant award of up to $100,000 as part of its Initiative Grant Cycle. The focus area for 2011 was violence prevention and intervention. Projects that were reviewed by the community foundation included those that addressed domestic and sexual violence and child abuse, including physical and sexual abuse, bullying and youth violence. Proposals were accepted from the five county service area: Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry. A $40,000 grant was awarded to the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies of Charlotte County. The grant assisted in the employment of a full-time, salaried staff attorney who will specialize in the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. A grant of $60,000 was awarded to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to implement a two-year, anti-bullying project in partnership with the Kleist Health Education Center and the Lee County School District. Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. With assets of more than $60 million, the community foundation has provided more than $49 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. The event is free and by invitation only. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. Sarah Owen CATS & DOGS


My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 24, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Mars, your ruling planet, begins a journey that will open up a growing number of possibilities. Put that surging Arian energy to good use and explore it to your hearts content. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is the time to prepare for a career move coming up next month. Update your resume. Get those proposals in shape. And dont forget to buff up that Bovine self-confidence. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your Gemini instincts will guide you to the right people who might be able to help you get over that career impasse that has been holding you back. Expect to make changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Youre getting closer, but you still have a ways to go before reaching your goals. Continue to stay focused, no matter how difficult it can be for the easily distracted Moon Child. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Leonine pride might be keeping you from getting to the source of a disturbing situation. Dont be shy about asking questions. Remember: Information is power. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Its a good time to shake up your tidy little world by doing something spontaneous, like taking an unplanned trip or going on a mad shopping spree. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) This is a good week to get advice on your plans. But dont act on them until you feel sure that youve been told everything you need to know to support your move. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be careful. You might be probing just a little too deeply into a situation that you find singularly suspicious. The facts you seek will begin to emerge at a later time. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good week to make new friends and to look for new career challenges. But first, get all those unfinished tasks wrapped up and out of the way. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Relationships need a fresh infusion of tender, loving care. Avoid potential problems down the line. Stay close to loved ones as the month draws to a close. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Aspects favor relationships, whether platonic, professional or personal. On another note: Be a mite more thrifty. You might need some extra money very soon. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) This is the absolute right time to let those oftenhidden talents shine their brightest. Youll impress some very important people with what you can do. BORN THIS WEEK: You are impelled by a need to find truth, no matter how elusive. You would make a wonderful research scientist or an intrepid detective. On Oct. 29, 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh, English adventurer and favorite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, is beheaded in London, under a sentence brought against him 15 years earlier. He had been released to establish a gold mine in South America. On Oct. 27, 1873, an Illinois farmer named Joseph Glidden submits an application to the U.S. Patent Office for his design for a fencing wire with sharp barbs. Gliddens two-strand barb wire design changed the face of the American West. On Oct. 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicates The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, in New York Harbor. Originally known as Liberty Enlightening the World, the statue was to commemorate the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolution. On Oct. 24, 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Taylor reached the shore alive, if a bit battered, 20 minutes after her journey began. On Oct. 30, 1938, Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of War of the Worlds -a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. The radio hoax included an announcement of a large meteor crash in New Jersey and the annihilation of 7,000 National Guardsmen. On Oct. 25, 1944, during the Battle of the Leyte Gulf, the Japanese deploy kamikaze suicide bombers against U.S. warships for the first time. More than 1,321 Japanese pilots crash-dived their planes into Allied warships during World War II. On Oct. 26, 1986, Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner lets an easy ground ball dribble between his legs and roll down the right-field line during the 10th inning of the sixth game of the World Series. The game was tied and, thanks to Buckners error, the runner on third had time to score, winning the game for the Mets and forcing a tiebreaking seventh game -which, in the final innings, the Mets also won. It was 19th-century American humorist Josh Billings who made the following sage observation: Dont mistake pleasure for happiness. Theyre a different breed of dog. Those who study such things say that the immortal bard, William Shakespeare, used a grand total of 17,677 words in his works. (That must have been a tedious calculation.) They also say that fully one-tenth of those words had never been used in writing before. If youre like the average American, you eat approximately 10 pounds of chocolate every year. You might be surprised to learn that the first automobile insurance policy was sold way back in 1897. One Gilbert J. Loomis of Dayton, Ohio, was evidently concerned about the potential damage that could be done by his newly acquired car, so he got general liability protection in case driving his car resulted in someones death or injury, or in case property was damaged. High-quality opals can be more valuable than diamonds. If you are of a certain age, you might remember that in the mid-1960s, root beerflavored milk was available for purchase. Then again, you might not; the marketing experiment was a flop and the product was pulled in short order. When people who are blind from birth dream, they dont see images; instead, they hear and feel the dream. For this reason, its said that their dreams can seem much more real. Those who become blind later in life do see images in their dreams, but the images fade the longer they live without sight. In the early 1900s, the average American got about nine hours of sleep every night. (I presume that statistic excludes the parents of new babies, who have been sleep-deprived since time immemorial.) Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. -George Sewell THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY1. MUSIC: What was the name of the 1987 song and the movie starring Madonna? 2. WEATHER: What are the sirocco, mistral and Chinook? 3. MEASUREMENTS: A triennial event occurs how often? 4. MOVIES: Who was the Oscar-winning director of the The Silence of the Lambs? 5. LANGUAGE: What does the Greek pre x cyto- mean? 6. COMICS: What famous comics character had a girlfriend named Dale Arden? 7. HISTORY: When did the USS Maine explode in Havanas harbor, an event that preceded the Spanish-American War? 8. LITERATURE: Henry David Thoreaus famous Walden Pond is nearest to which town? 9. MYTHOLOGY: Who is the Norse goddess of love and fertility? 10. GEOGRAPHY: Cork and Limerick are major cities of which nation? TRIVIA TEST1. Whos That Girl 2. Names of winds that affect different regions of the world: (sirocco/Mediterranean; mistral/ France; Chinook/western North America) 3. Every three years 4. Jonathan Demme 5. Cell 6. Flash Gordon 7. 1898 8. Concord, Mass. 9. Freyja 10. Ireland. ANSWERS PUZZLE ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ1. In 2010, Carlos Gonzalez became the 5th Colorado Rockies player to win an N.L. batting title. Name two of the rst four to do it. 2. Name the last major-league team to hit .300 or better for a season. 3. Which college football team, entering 2011, had a longer streak of double-digit-win seasons: Boise State or Virginia Tech? 4. Who held the Boston Celtics record for assists in a season before Rajon Rondo set a new mark of 794 in 2009-10. 5. How many times have the Vancouver Canucks been in the Stanley Cup Finals? 6. By the time another driver (Cale Yarborough) had won the Daytona 500 a second time, how many times had Richard Petty won it? 7. Of the past 12 Wimbledon womens tennis singles nals (2000-2011), three were not won by either of the Williams sisters (Venus and Serena). Who won them?1. Andres Galarraga (1993), Todd Helton (2000), Matt Holliday (2007) and Larry Walker (1998, 2001). 2. The Boston Red Sox hit .302 in 1950. 3. Virginia Tech had seven seasons (2004-10), while Boise State had ve (2006-10). 4. Bob Cousy had 715 assists in the 1959-60 season. 5. Three times -1982, 1994 and 2011. 6. Five times -1964, , and 7. Maria Sharapova (2004), Amelie Mauresmo () and Petra Kvitova (1). ANSWERSTHE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201132


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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 35 answer on page 35 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 OCTOBER 21, 201138




THE RIVER OCTOBER 21, 201140 Art Of The Olympians Documentary Chosen For Worldwide Finals At 29th Milano International FestivalThe Art of the Olympians documentary by Emmy Award-winning photographer/director Ilene Safron has been selected to the Sports Movies and TV competition in the 29th Milano International FICTS FEST. The Art of the Olympians documentary has advanced to the Worldwide Final of the 14 phases of the Championship of Cinema and Sports Television World FICTS Challenge that will be held in Milan, Italy, from October 28 to November 2. The Olympic champions portrayed in the film represent the best of the best that had the choice of living an honorable life or giving in to the temptations offered to them, said Safron. Its imperative that we share this story to recognize sports legends our kids can look up to. The show is hosted by Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater/ Olympian Artist Peggy Fleming. Other well-known Olympians from the United States, Australia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Italy will give their insight about the relationship between being successful in sports and the arts. The program discusses the Olympic Games which have been a celebration of human capability from their inception. A further historic perspective is given by former Olympian and member of the International Olympic Committee, Prince Albert II of Monaco. Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery is located at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence in Fort Myers and is home to a permanent exhibit of Olympic sports and art. For more information, access www.ArtoftheOlympians.org. 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! LOCATION LOCATION LOCATIONWell maintained home in a great location. 3 blocks from San Carlos Elementary, 5 minutes to Three Oaks Middle, 10 minutes to airport, 10 minutes to FGCU, 5 minutes to Gulf Coast Shopping Center. Oversized corner lot in quiet neighborhood. Attached garage has been converted to a family room. Offered for $114,900 Contact Bob Berning 239/699-9597 or Ken Colter 239-851-1357. Loggerhead Cay #462 Updated, furnished condo with beautiful courtyard views with an East end location. On-site management with amenities including a community pool, tennis courts and shuf eboard. Easy access to the Sanibel Causeway. Offered for $499,000. Contact Sharon Wise 239-849-9121. The DunesThis bright and cheery home is located in the desirable golf community, The Dunes. This home features a private backyard with mature landscaping and fruit producing trees (including orange and grapefruit)! Relax in your own luxurious hot tub under the pergola while you take in the preserve views. This home also boasts an open oorplan with impact glass on the windows and doors. This home is a must see and would make the perfect home for a rst time buyer OR investor! Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540.Loggerhead Cay #221This ground level condo is just STEPS AWAY FROM THE BEACH and offers pool and gulf views! Would make a perfect vacation home or investment as it boasts an excellent rental history. Community grills, shuf eboard, tennis courts and top-notch club house are just a few of the many amenities offered at Loggerhead Cay. This condo comes fully furnished and is located on the desirable East End. Offered for $529,000.Contact the Walters Team Tracy 239/994-7975 or Connie 239/841-4540 Jonathan HarbourThis 2 bedroom, 2 bath end unit town home is in excellent condition, 10,000 boat lift, plenty of storage, open oor plan with high ceilings, new kitchen with granite pretty view over looking Mac Bay. 2 car garage can tandem 4 cars or store your ats boat! Community pool, tennis and clubhouse all on a private island. Direct access to the Gulf (approx. 10 min). Beautiful landscaping add to this propertys appeal. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897. Almost 3/4 Acre Directly On Clam Bayou!Outstanding Value, priced 30% less than the most recent Vacant Land Sale on the Bayou in Herons Landing. This is Not a Short Sale! Located on a cul-de-sac in this popular community, offering a community boat dock, pristine tennis courts, pool and pool area with outdoor kitchen and deeded beach access. Develop the perfect homesite and create your own Gulf of Mexico views from this Bayou location and enjoy the tranquility of the Sanibel Lifestyle. Its Just Beautiful! Offered for $379,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 For The Boater In All Of Us!This amazing property is located in the Iona area subdivision of Catalpa Cove; just at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. This open 5 bed, 4 bath home sits surrounded by water on 2 sided. One of a kind location & dockage space for 3 boats behind the home, including the 34k lb lift & boat house as well as an added separate dock & lift within the community. The waterside pool & expansive family, living & game rooms allow for easy carefree entertaining. Upgrades throughout to include granite, hardwoods, marble, faux painting, coffered ceilings, crown molding, custom blinds & window coverings, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, tness area, study & 3 car garage. Offered for $1,050,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239-994-7975 Doggie DaycareCanine Country Club is the place for discerning dogs to see and be seen. The Canine Country Club is more than a doggie daycare, it is a canine lifestyle destination. Designed for dog owners with busy schedules, the facility offers dogs the opportunity to socialize, play, exercise and develop positive behaviors in a controlled, supervised, air-conditioned environment. The club has a cage-free play area with solid rubber floors, lots of toys, things to climb on or under, and a nap room for a quick snooze. Daycare is provided Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however the facility is closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for the dogs nap time. Additional times may be available on request. Dogs must be friendly, social and enjoy playing in a group of dogs. All dogs must be spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations, de-worming, flea control and have been in good health for the past 60 days. Canine Country Club is located at 10970 South Cleveland Avenue, Suite 301, in the Page Field Plaza near World Gym. Call 931-3647 or go to dogsplayhere.com. Maggie, a Westie