FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 42 OCTOBER 28, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Coming Soon: 25th Annual World Championships Of Sand SculptingFrom November 17 to 27, twenty-four master sand sculptors will create art out of sand. For 10 days master sand sculptors will hit Fort Myers Beach for the 25th Annual World Championship of Sand Sculpting. Literally a world-class event, the championships have never been held in Florida before. A World Championship winner 12 times over and holder of seven Guinness Book of World Records, Charlie Beaulieu, is the event director with Bill Knight of SandLubbers acting as the co-director. Jason Camp of Big C Events is hosting the event at the Holiday Inn on the south end of the beach.continued on page 5 Calusa Blueway Photography Contest Winners AnnouncedFour Lee County amateur photographers have been selected as winners in the 2011 Calusa Blueway Photo Contest, which garnered the most entries in the history of the six-year Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival with 136 pictures. Fort Myers resident Len Moreheads Great Egret in Flight nabbed first in the Wildlife continued on page 22Lakes Park Foundation Announces Winners Of Scarecrows In The ParkLakes Park Enrichment Foundation has announced the winners of the Scarecrows in the Park contest chosen by local celebrity judges during the kickoff event held on Friday, October 14. The winners were selected from three categories: Gulf Coast Orthodontics scarecrow Scared Straight was selected Most Creative, the award for Best Company Correlation was given to Coral Veterinary continued on page 4 Girl Scout Troop 858, sponsored by Miller, Helms & Folk, swept the Best Youth-Created Entry with Samoa-crow Len Morehead, Great Egret in Flight, first place in the Wildlife categoryFinding A Way To Bring Dixieland Music Back To The River DistrictIf you have heard the Dixieland Strollers and would like to have the band stop in front of your establishment on the nights they perform this season, become a Dixieland Stroller supporter. Gerry French started the band in Fort Myers in the 1980s and had played Friday nights for the last 15 years, thanks to the funding by Don Paight, director of the Downtown Redevelopment Agency. Paight was quick to agree that having strolling Dixieland music every Friday night for all the merchants and their patrons (at no cost to the merchants) was the best way to keep the River District growing (this was in 1996). Hence the Dixie Strollers were born, which gave birth to the first New Orleans ambiance in downtown Fort Myers.continued on page 22 Dixieland Strollers in 2010. Left to right: Jim Steele, Bob Anderson, Al Antonini and Gerry French; not pictured, Scott Layman.
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowDeparture From Billys Creekby Gerri ReavesCountless motorists drive across Billys Creek Bridge each day but how many know they are zooming past a spot on which national history was made? Today the little creek features a modern bridge and highway, and the location is best known for outdoor recreation and the condominium towers positioned for a view of the Caloosahatchee. But years before the first wooden bridge over the creek or the town of Fort Myers existed, a people camped on the creek prepared to leave their homeland and accept exile to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. Not far from todays bridge, some say near what became the Fort Myers Cemetery, Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs and about 125 of his people camped in 1858. He had been one of several Seminole leaders during the Second and Third Seminole Wars. It was this departure, however, that effectively ended the third and last war, after years of failed negotiations and intermittent fighting. The words of U.S. Army Capt. John T. Sprague provide insight into the chiefs character and demeanor. The captains 1847 firsthand account of the Second Seminole War describes Holatter Micco (Bowlegs Seminole name) as in all respectsqualified for supreme command which he exercises with skill and judgement. He is about thirty-five years of age, speaks English fluently, active, intelligent and brave. How did Bowlegs come to accept exile? He ran out of viable alternatives. On March 4, 1858, he met with U.S. Army leaders on the grounds of the fort that would evolve into downtown Fort Myers, his presence contingent on his being released after the meeting. Negotiations over the proposed terms for exile were initiated. Bowlegs then left to consult with his people, promising to return in two weeks. On March 27, he returned to accept the terms: a $5,000 cash gift, $2,500 in claims for stolen cattle, $1,000 per warrior, and $100 per woman and child. The Seminoles were also paid for all animals and property in their possession. On May 4, the Seminoles walked to the wharf at the fort (which would later become the Hendry Street dock) where they were loaded onto the steamer Grey Cloud and deported. Three days later, at Egmont Key, 41 more Seminoles boarded the boat for the long journey across the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans. The Seminoles then traveled up the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers to Fort Gibson, and then by land to Wewoka, Oklahoma. An estimated 300 Seminoles refused to leave Florida and remain undefeated to this day. Interestingly enough, Bowlegs fought for the Confederate side during the Civil War, dying during the fall of 1863 or winter of 1864. Walk down East First Street to Billys Creek Bridge and contemplate the historic event that happened on a quiet little creek off the Caloosahatchee River. Read and appreciate the historic marker that commemorates one of Fort Myers most notable moments in history. Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the decades of war between the U.S. government and the Seminoles. Be sure to ask about the exciting 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 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 fascinating archives. Sources: Billy Bowlegs, Sam Jones, and the Crisis of 1849 by James W. Covington; the archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society; and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs (Holatter Micco) negotiated the terms of exile to Indian Territory in Oklahoma in 1858 courtesy of the Florida State Photo Archives 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: email@example.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Emilie Alfino PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White The City of Fort Myers has recently refurbished and reinstalled this historic marker at Billys Creek Bridge. It recounts the departure of Seminole Chief Billy Bowlegs and his people from Fort Myers, which effectively ended the Third Seminole War. photo by Gerri ReavesTHE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 20112
3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 2011The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is open year-round, seven days a week, offering traditional tours and creative programs for visitors and community members. The interpretation of the site honors the legacies of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford families through science, history, arts and education programs, lectures, special events and activities. Edison and Ford changed the world with their inventions, pioneering the automobile industry, movies and film, lighting and electricity, sound and communications. They were lovers of the arts, devoted naturalists and futurists in their vision. Following the legacy of the two worldrenowned entrepreneurs, there are vast opportunities to explore their life interests and work. The following calendar of activities is also updated regularly on the website: November 2011 November 3 and 17: Emerging Inventors Early Learning Class November 5: Etiquette at the Edison Ford Class November 8: Volunteer Program and New Volunteer Orientation November 8, 15, 22: Homeschool Class Cartooning with Doug MacGregor November 9, 10, 11, 12: Edison and Ford Holiday Nights Decorating November 9: Edison Ford Science Fair for Homeschool and Virtual Students November 11: Veterans Day: Free admission to veterans and their families November 12: Edison Ford Garden Talk, Growing Citrus November 16: Boat Tours from Captiva Island to Edison Ford resume for season November 6 and 18: Homeschool Class, first through sixth grade November 17: Edison Ford Annual Meeting for Members November 19: The Past in Paintings: Edison and Ford Era exhibit opening November 19: Floorcloth Painting Class with artist Marie Dyer November 19 and 20: Edison Garden Market annual plant sale November 30: Childrens Tree Trail opening with Lee County Schools Contact the Edison Ford at 334-7419 to confirm schedule or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org for the latest news and information. All dates and times are subject to change. The Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison & Ford Annual Event, Program And Class Calendar Edison & Ford Holiday Nights decorating class November 9, 10, 11, and 12 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. Greeters ClubLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on November 17 at Colonial County Club on 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers FL 33913. Jennifer L. Bassey, a certified financial planner will deliver the program. Call today to join this group of women of Lee County. Luncheon cost is $18 with reservations required. Contacts: Janet Gambuzza, 454-5750 or Linda Fitzpatrick, 437-5653; email Greeters.Lunch@comcast.net. RESERVATIONS ANDDIRECTIONS:239482-6765EXT.117650 SANCARLOSBLVD. Fort Myers Beachwww.SandyButler.com At The Sandy Butler, gourmet is VISITTHESANDYBUTLERforaTASTEOFGOURMETTODAY OURMET Experience BringthiscouponandreceiveISRW8/1110%OFFOfferexpires9/31/2011.Notvalidascashortowardthepurchaseofagiftcard.Onecardperperson, pervisit.Cannotbecombinedwithotherdiscountsorpromotions.Notapplicabletowardtaxorgratuity.yourentire purchaseat ourgourmet marketORyour checkat TheSandyButler restaurant our forte. From fine dining in our elegant restaurant to fresh takeout and exclusive Butler label products, The Sandy Butler is a true full-service gourmet market and restaurant. We even take care of your catering and gift basket needs. Just ring the Butler! Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 20114 From page 1ScarecrowsClinic for their scarecrow Walking the Docs, and Girl Scout Troop 858, sponsored by Miller, Helms & Folk, swept the Best Youth-Created Entry with Samoa-crow. Lakes Park invites the public to cast their votes to help determine the grand winners. The contest is part of the annual Lakes Park Fall Festival and Halloween Extravaganza, which continues through Halloween, October 31. Celebrity judges and festival attendees vote for their favorite scarecrow to determine the winners. The contest and festival are off to such a great start, said Marsha Asp, chairperson for the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. During our opening weekend, more than 1,200 attendees cast their votes for their favorite scarecrow. That exceeds our vote total for the entire two weeks last year! We can hardly wait for next weekend. In addition to Scarecrows in the Park, the festival includes a pumpkin patch, bounce houses, hayrides, and a Halloween Express train. The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation established in 2004 by a group of Lee County business leaders and dedicated citizens who recognize Lakes Park as an extremely important green area in Lee County. The foundations main focus is to assist Lee County Parks and Recreation in the continued implementation of the $30 million Lakes Park Master Plan, enhancing the parks environmental aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities for the community to enjoy for many years to come. Currently, the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is focusing its fundraising on creating a botanical garden at Lakes Park. For more information on the foundation, visit www. LakesParkEnrichmentFoundation.org. Coral Veterinary Clinics Walking the Docs received Best Company Correlation Gulf Coast Orthodontics scarecrow Scared Straight was selected Most Creative To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 O l d F a s h i o n e d Old FashionedEdisons Edisons$ 6. 9 5 $6.95Lunches for Lunches forServed 11am-4pm Everyday of the WeekEdisons Famous Happy HourHalf Price House Brand Cocktails, Domestic Draft Beer and Wine Everyday 11am-8pmFree Range Chicken Caesar Salad Moonlight Garden Wedge Salad Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Panini Hot Pressed Havana Cuban Corned Beef on RyeMake it a Reuben add $2.00The Chicken Philly Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich The Edison Black Angus Burger Atlantic Fried Fish Sandwich Chicken Salad Sandwich Minas Homemade Meatloaf Chicken Pot PieAll Sandwiches Served with Your Choice of French Fries or Coleslaw Cup of Soup House Salad Half SandwichYour Choice of Two!
5 THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 2011Junior League Taste Of The Town ConcertThe Junior League of Fort Myers presents Phil Vassar in concert Saturday, November 5 at approximately 8:30 p.m. at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Vassar is a Virginia-born songwriter and musician and made his mark in Nashville with seven albums produced and recently featured in Country Weekly. Vassar is known for his songwriting abilities, voice, and piano skills. Hes been named the ACSCAP Songwriter of the Year and has taken top honors from the Academy of Country Music, Billboard MusicRow, and has been honored by the Country Music Awards. Vassar will perform hits from artists including Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, and Collin Raye. He will also perform such hits as Just Another Day in Paradise, In a Real Love, Last Day of My Life, Carlene, and My Next Thirty Years. Ticket prices are $10 dollars in advance and $15 at the event. Tickets may be purchased at www.jlfm.org. The park opens at 5 p.m. with opening performances beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event will be the 2011 Taste of the Town kickoff which will be held on Sunday, November 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Concert sponsors are Cat Country 107.1, Seminole Casino, Suncoast Beverage Budweiser, Pepsi, and Racks & Tails. For more information, call 277-1197 or visit www.jlfm.org. Home Depot A Festival Of Trees SponsorThe Festival of Trees has announced that The Home Depot will once again be the festivals Starlight Sponsor. For the last five years, The Home Depot has provided major support to the festival by donating pre-lit holiday trees, wreaths, decorations, and volunteer support. We really couldnt do these events without The Home Depot, said Carolyn Johnson, Goodwills vice president of career development. The festival and the gala not only help support Goodwills programs, they also allow us to give back to the community with two great holiday events. Theyre also one of our premier tree sponsors, added Kirsten ODonnell of Goodwill. Every year, The Home Depot tree has been one of the showpieces of the festival, and theyve won several awards for their entries. The Festival of Trees is a week-long holiday celebration that begins the day after Thanksgiving (November 25) with a free showcase of beautifully decorated Christmas trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District. Last year, nearly 5,000 visitors attended the festival, which continues for a full week. The holiday celebration culminates in Tux and Trees, a black-tie gala on Saturday, December 3. This elegant evening features a live auction of decorated trees and a silent auction of lavish holiday wreaths and other items. In four years, the combined events have raised nearly $215,000 to support Goodwills mission of helping people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. The Fort Myers News-Press, DLatinos Magazine, Azteca America SWFL and Sunny 106.3 are also providing support to the festival and gala as media sponsors. To become a Festival of Trees sponsor, or to donate an item to the Tux and Trees silent auction, contact Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida at 6521649. Sponsorship information is also available at www.tuxandtrees.com. Beautiful trees at Davis Art Center Festival of Trees beings November 25 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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From the 21st until the 27th, remaining sculptors will be onsite to create additional exhibition art, participate in Quick Sand competitions, answer questions about their masterpieces and interact with the attendees. Guests are welcome to attend daily or at any time from the 17th until the 27th. There will be many interactive activities for guests to partake in, including: Watching world-renowned sand sculptor John Gowdy create a painting on a spinning canvas to music known as Flying Colors Kids activities area with bounce houses, water slides and more Chain Saw Art demonstrations Sand Sculpting demonstrations where attendees will learn how the masters create their works of art Interactive Photo Opp Sculptures: Holiday-themed, attendees can step inside and have their photo taken for use as holiday cards Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest, all ages welcome Live Music (artists to be announced soon) Theyll also compete in Quick Sand speed sculpting competitions to create works-of-art from a pile of sand in just 10 minutes. Its very exciting to watch and even more exciting to participate in. It is simultaneously irreverent and serious, something everyone can enjoy. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for children five to 17 years old, and those four and under are free. Guests are encouraged to purchase discounted tickets in advance at any Pinchers Crab Shack location for just $5 or at the Holiday Inn. For more information, visit worldchampionshipofsandsculpting.com. The World Championships of Sand Sculpting will be at the Holiday Inn at 6890 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Attendees are encouraged to arrive from the south in order to avoid traffic congestion. Event directors have coordinated a revolving bus system to transport attendees from the Lovers Key parking area to the site. Parking is also available in the Publix shopping center at Bonita Beach Road and U.S. 41 where the Lee County beach Trollee will pick up attendees.
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 20116 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. MOAA MeetingThe Lee Coast chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will hold its November dinner meeting at the Crown Colony Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers on Monday November 14 at 6 p.m. for cocktails and 7 p.m. for dinner. Speaker will be Douglas Malloy on human trafficking. Members should make their reservations through the chapter website at http://www.leecoastmoaa.org/. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA can contact Joe Smaha at 3950776 for membership information. Hortoons Kiwanis Haunted House At Gulf Coast CenterThe Kiwanis Haunted House at the Gulf Coast Town Center is open now through October 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. This years haunted house theme is Fright Factory of Fort Myers and Fear Zone 3D. The main goal is to collect canned food to be donated to Interfaith Caregivers of San Carlos Park, the local United Way Food Bank. Monetary profits raised will be used for projects to benefit children in and around the local area. The Kiwanis Haunted House, the largest haunted house attraction in Southwest Florida, is operated by a staff with more than 20 years of combined haunting experience. Inside the Fright Factory, visitors can experience two haunts under one roof. The House of Horrors is a more traditional-style haunted house that will send visitors through the hallways of horror where screams of fear will fill them with fright. In the second haunt, Fear Zone 3D, guests will be provided 3D glasses to challenge their inner demons from every angle. General admission tickets are $13 for one haunt or $20 to tour both haunts. With the donation of two cans of nonperishable food items, visitors will receive a coupon for $2 off the admission price. Fast Fear Tickets, which allow hauntedhouse-goers to skip the line, can be purchased at www.frightfactoryfortmyers. com for $33. Sponsors of this event include Florida Weekly, Halloween Express, LevitanMcQuaid Real Estate Services, Classic Rock 94.5 FM, Lite 93.7 FM, CocaCola, and the Naples Daily News. For more information on the Kiwanis Haunted House, visit www. frightfactoryfortmyers.com or email FrightFactoryNaples@gmail.com. New Spanish Language Tours At The Edison & Ford Winter EstatesFor Spanish-speaking visitors, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is now offering a Spanish-language tour led by a bilingual Edison Ford Site Historian on Sundays at 2 p.m. beginning October 23. The Spanish-language tours will continue throughout the year. Southwest Florida hosts several Spanish-speaking visitors each year and it is appropriate for the Edison Ford to accommodate them by offering tours in their language, said Chris Pendleton, president and CEO. The new tour gives our Spanish visitors a unique experience to learn firsthand about the lives and accomplishments of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their families. The Spanish-language tour includes a guided tour of the Edison Ford historic homes, gardens, and Edison Botanic Research Laboratory led by a bilingual site historian. Tickets for the Spanish-language tour are $25 for adults, $15 for children ages six to 12 and reservations are not required. Groups of 20 or more (with advanced reservations) can be scheduled any day of the week but are subject to availability. Maps in German, French, Spanish and English are free with purchase of any Edison Ford admission. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of Save Americas Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For more information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Our email address is email@example.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
7 THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 2011Mail Sack Races At Family OutingMail sack races were a big hit at the Owney Family Outing stamp event held at The Shell Factory Saturday Oct 15th. Medals were awarded by Postmaster Anne Murray to the top three finishers in the ages six-to-eight and nineto 12-year races. SFCA Students Set To Sing At DisneyA 14-member ensemble at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) has been requested to appear in the candlelight performance at Walt Disney World on December 7. The ensemble is made up of seven freshmen and seven upper-class students. The students will be singing in a mass choir accompanied by a live orchestra A narration of Luke 2 is being read by Isabella Rossellini, actress, model, filmmaker, and daughter of Ingrid Bergman. Jennifer Rouskey is the music director at SFCA. Trygve Berg, Isabella Colon, Anna Gibson, Bryce Santarelli, Carly Seidle, Tyler Moody, Robin Brocious, Anne Murray and Kitty SwansonCloset Treasures Auction And SaleCloset Treasures Auction and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 12, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Light Parish Center, 19680 Cypress View Drive in Fort Myers. VIP Tickets are $20 and include tea sandwiches, tea and champagne, plus priority on the auction and sale. Prices range from $9.99 on up. Find Ralph Lauren, Ellen Tracey blazers, designer dresses, formals valued from $20 to $2,000 plus a mink jacket valued at $5,000, and a full-length mink coat valued at $8,000.For information and tickets call Eileen at 947-4471, or Jo or Connie at 494-6922.At 2:30 p.m., doors will open to the general public for sales only. Closet Treasures Auction and Sale is sponsored by Our Ladys Society of Our Lady of Light Catholic Community. Southwest Florida Christian Academy students to sing with mass choir at Disney WorldChurch 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. DINE WITH THE LOCALS!
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 20118 Along The RiverOn Friday, October 28, the Florida Repertory Theatre opens the season with Rumors, one of the funniest farces ever written by Americas favorite playwright Neil Simon. The comic masterpiece runs through November 19. This really is one of the funniest plays in the English language, said Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo, and I know that audiences want more than ever to laugh and believe me, they will. Simons Rumors plays Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees on Wednesday, Sunday, and selected Saturdays at 2 p.m. with a 7 p.m. twilight performance to be held on Sunday, October 30. The Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry with ample free parking in the Fort Myers River District. Call the Florida Rep box office at 332-4488 or go to floridarep.org. Calling all pirates and wenches! On Saturday, October 29, The Morgan House is throwing a Halloween bash befitting even the scurviest of seadogs beginning at 8 p.m. Guests can come as they arrrrgh or dress up as their favorite buccaneer, swashbuckler or fictional pirate character. Top of the Town, the restaurants second-story bar, is the spot for a hauntingly good time. Live music from the Oysters Fantastic Band, a costume contest, cash prizes, raffles and spooky punch are part of the frightening fun in downtowns Patio de Leon. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers. It is open Monday through Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, its 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 11 p.m. for dinner. Call 3373377 or go to morganhouserestaurant.com. On Monday, October 31 celebrate Halloween with the Grim Grouper at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery and Uglys Waterside Bar in Fort Myers Beach. The party is from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Compete in 99X FMs fifth annual costume contest for a chance to win the $1,000 prize for best costume. National recording artists The Parlor Mob are providing live music. There is no cover charge and parking is free. Nervous Nellies is serving happy hour specials all night along with free appetizers. The party is also sponsored by Jos Cuervo and the Cuervo girls will be there passing out free samples. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. Need a quick and satisfying lunch? Stop by Ichiban, downtown Fort Myers only full-service Chinese and Japanese restaurant. Lunch and dinner combination specials are offered daily. Ichiban means Number One in Japanese and the family-owned and operated restaurant has been going strong for eight years. In a casual atmosphere that appeals to all ages, sit at the sushi/sake bar and watch the chefs create their culinary artwork. If you prefer, select a table inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery. For lunch, try the combination Honey Garlic Chicken served with fried rice and egg roll for $6.95 or sample a selection of Lo Mein, Chop Suey and vegetarian dishes. Ichiban also boasts an extensive dinner menu including Bento boxes served with shrimp and vegetable tempura and Japanese rice. Sip warm sake or a cold Kirin Ichiban beer while enjoying a fresh selection from the sushi/sashimi menu, like the popular JB Tempura Roll. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. For information, call 334-6991. Channel your inner Black Beard at the Morgan Houses pirate Halloween party Ichiban offers lunch and dinner combo specials daily 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 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 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. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 2011The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community has announced the roster for its 2011-12 Season of Praise Concert Series. This series of inspirational performances, sacred music, and gospel songs will offer five different performers throughout the series. The artist roster and dates are as follows: A Christmas Celebration with Jan Mulder on Saturday, December 10, 2:15 p.m.; Sunday, December 11, 6:15 p.m. Tim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass on Sunday, January 8, 6:15 p.m.; Monday, January 9, 7:15 p.m. An Evening with CS Lewis by British Actor David Payne on Sunday, February 19, 6:15 p.m. Craig Courtney in Concert, American Composer/Arranger/Pianist and Senior Editor of Beckenhorst Press on Sunday, March 18, 6:15 p.m. Classic Praise in Concert on Easter Sunday, April 8, 6:15 p.m. The Season of Praise series is an annual event that residents and visitors alike have enjoyed for many years at The Village Church, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. Each season we try to provide a variety of musical presentations to inspire and delight audiences. Tickets will be available for purchase starting on November 1 and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online go to www.shellpoint.org/villagechurch/events. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. Jan Mulder Kings Brass 2011 Craig Courtney Classic Praise David Payne The Village Church At Shell Point Announces 2011-12 Concert Series 99 99 99 99 Under New Ownership p p $ 5. 99 9
Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONMember of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; two miles north of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Summer 2011: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. Phone: 226-0900 Email: email@example.com Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9am Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m. Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning Adult Hebrew Classes Please call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ted Althouse, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org 239-850-3943 CHRIST THE KING 1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers, 432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II An Old Catholic Community Liturgy in English Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Reverend Dr. Taylor Hill, Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 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: email@example.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Walter Still, Senior Pastor, Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m. mile south from the intersection of McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus. A congregation of the ELCA. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers, 274-0143 Daily early learning center/day care 8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes, Midweek, Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Confirmation Classes, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Lay Leader Diane Seidenstein and Larry Hershman Weekly Minyan: Monday and Thusday morning at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday night from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For Preschool information call 482-1121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located at 10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers and the ponds. Reverend Nadine Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m. Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and Fridays 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m. Call for information 481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.edisonchurch.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201110
11 THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 2011 From page 10Churches/TemplesUNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH: 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Memorial CelebrationOn Monday, November 7, at 7 p.m., a memorial celebration for John Bartis is planned. A wellknown New York theater personality, acclaimed vocal and acting coach, Bartis moved to Southwest Florida in 1980. Here he coached and encouraged both emerging and professional performers of all ages. In addition, Bartis shared his rich theater experiences, talent as a chef, and friendship with both students and friends. The celebration will be held at Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers. No reservations are necessary. Spiritual Services Team Welcomes New ChaplainsLee Memorial Health System has announced new chaplains for two of its hospitals. After leaving for a mission endeavor in January, 2009, Rev. William G. Miller III, returns to the system as chaplain of Lee Memorial Hospital. Miller earned his Master of Divinity at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary. He completed chaplaincy clinical training at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, New York. He is of the Lutheran faith tradition. Rev. Denise A. Sawyer, recently relocated from Dallas and joined the Spiritual Services team as chaplain at Cape Coral Hospital. Sawyer earned her Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology. She completed chaplaincy clinical training at Methodist Hospital System in Dallas, Texas. Sawyer is an ordained minister in the United Methodist faith tradition. We are delighted by the gifts Bill and Denise bring to professional chaplaincy, said Rev. Cynthia Brasher, system director, Spiritual Services. Full-time chaplains are board-certified or board-certification-eligible professionals endorsed from diverse faith traditions working full-time within the healthcare system. A number of local restaurants and Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. are teaming up to help the hungry in our community in November. On Wednesday, November 9, island restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva including The Mucky Duck, The Green Flash, Holy Smoke Heavenly Barbecue, Sea Star Caf, The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club and Sharkys at Sundial Beach & Golf Resort will participate in the inaugural IslandsDine4Hunger with a minimum of 20 percent of the gross proceeds for the night being donated to CCMI. On Tuesday, November 15, the Veranda restaurant in downtown Fort Myers will host CCMIs 2nd Annual FineDine4Hunger event. Fifty percent of each check from the one-night event will be donated to CCMI. I recently served lunch to patrons of CCMIs new Everyday Caf and was startled at the number of women with young children as well as young, able-bodied individuals who were simply unemployed and needed a meal to get through the day, said Rick Hayduk, regional managing director of South Seas Island Resort and The Inns of Sanibel & Captiva Islands, and IslandsDine4Hunger event organizer. Some of these same individuals who need help with emergency groceries and meals from CCMI work or have worked in the service industry. According to Hayduk, additional restaurants are learning about the event and joining in. Each participating restaurant will have an IslandsDine4Hunger display at its business. The downturn in the economy has greatly affected our community, said Veranda owner Paul Peden. Just look around you. More men, women and children need assistance after depleting their savings from lost jobs and homes. Being in the food services industry, hunger is an issue we are tied closely to, so when we were approached to host this event last year we were happy to help. We have seen more and more people helping their friends and neighbors in unique ways, and this is just another example of someone doing something for others, said Dr. Dave Fleming, interim CEO of CCMI. This is a great partnership between a local business and our agency as well as a great opportunity for locals to help their fellow man while enjoying a great meal at one of the areas finest restaurants and simultaneously helping a person theyll never meet. Hayduk said plans call for the islands dining event to be held twice annually, once in the fall and once in the spring, as part of CCMIs Land Sea Air event held in the spring each year at SSIR. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. John Bartis at the age of 22 CCMI And Local Restaurants Team Up To Fight Hunger This November 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 MEET AND GREET THE EVERBLADES The Florida Everblades Team will be at the Lazy Flamingo Fort Myers location on Tuesday, November 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., 12951 McGregor Boulevard. Stop by and meet the team, have some of our famous wings and an ice cold beer! Saturday Night, November 19 is Sanibel Night Eats & Seats Packages Available 2 End Zone Seats & 2 $10 Gift Cards. Visit florideverblades.com for more information.
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201112 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER 1Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane Getting Back To Winter Tacticsby Capt. Matt MitchellFor the last three years in a row, our first real blast of winter weather has followed right behind a tropical disturbance of some kind. It is humid, hot and summer-like one day then, bang, winter hits us hard. After being rained out at the start of the week with record rainfall, things sure changed quickly. The strong cold front that blew through brought 20 mph-plus north winds for the rest of the week and morning lows in the 50s. This week brought the first flocks of white pelicans migrating into our area, along with the first sheepshead I have caught since March. These are all sure signs out on the water that winter is here.As quickly as the seasons changed, I started taking live shrimp out on every trip again. My go-to all winter long for cold days when things are a little slow is a live shrimp rigged on a 1/4oz. jig head bounced slowly across the bottom. Sure, I started out my first hour or so of fishing after the cold front with the live pinfish and shiners I have fished for months but the bite was just not happening. Switching tactics and trying to get anything going, the live shrimp did the job. At one hole I usually fish in the coldest months of winter, we caught snook, redfish, snapper, sheepshead and even a few trout all on shrimp. Just that little bit of cold weather had the fish feeding in their winter pattern. I have also been on a pretty consistent redfish bite around the mouth of the river. Shallow flats just off the miserable mile held good numbers of big fat redfish. This is nothing like the usual redfishing I do up under mangroves and around oyster bars during the higher stages of the tide. These fish are out in the middle of these shallow flats and only want to eat cutbait. A friend of mine who mullet fishes turned me on to this fishery about five years ago and if I had not had so much success in the past in this area I would never have even thought to fish here.The key to catching these redfish is to motor around these shallow flats when the water is clear so you can find and mark the small sandholes, or what I like to call salt and pepper bottom. Once you have the lay of the land, set up and cutbait this salt and pepper bottom. Chunks of ladyfish and mullet are the only thing I have ever gotten these fish to eat. It seems to me these fish are spread out roaming these flats and the smell of the cut bait draws them in. Action always seems the best out on these flats when there are a lot of mullet in the area. The reds follow the mullet schools aroun, feeding the bait they stir up. I fished this area four different times on the lower stages of the tide this week and although it was not always on fire I caught at least a few good quality reds every time. This is lazy man fishing at its best with a good spread of cut baits fancast around the boat, simply put in the rod holders. These redfish often pick up the cut bait, so slow, even tapping and mouthing it, for two or three minutes before finally eating it and swimming off. Once I see them start to bump the bait I will even open the bail of the reel and let them swim with it for a while before setting the hook. My best day doing this produced seven redfish up to 31 inches. It might take a little while to get it going, up to a half hour or so, but be patient, it sure paid off for me this week. 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 email@example.com. A double hook-up of shallow water redfish caught this week while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandSend 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Last Saturday morning, while fishing for red drum on the Sanibel Fishing Pier, Ben Arensman, 8, surprised himself by catching this 52-inch nurse shark. Luckily for Ben, his father had just upgraded his line from a 20-pound test to a 40-pound test. Ben has been catching a lot of big fish recently. Fish Caught Ben Arnesman with his 52-inch nurse shark
13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 2011Winners Of Ding Days Photo Contest Announced By SocietyOn October 22, Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) announced the winners of its 24th Annual Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The announcements were made at a special Conservation Art Day presentation in the Refuge Education Center, part of the weeklong Ding Darling Days celebration on Sanibel Island. Earlier, on October 3, judges had selected 14 winners out of 84 entries from throughout Florida, the U.S., and Europe. All entries were taken at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. First place went to William Fischer of Hinsdale, Illinois, for his Eastern Screech Owl the first time an owl photo has won the competition. Technically, its almost perfect, said Florida photographer Sara Lopez, one of the contests three judges. And its a species most tourists dont get to see at the refuge. Ken Jager from Sanibel took second place with an image of a double-crested cormorant holding a mangrove water snake in its beak. When asked what she liked about the image, Refuge Education Specialist Becky Wolff, also a judge, exclaimed: Have you ever seen a cormorant catch a snake? Its one of the most original pictures I saw out of the whole 84. From an educators point of view, the kids are going to eat it up when I show them! In third place was Jan Master from Herndon, Virginia, with a yellow-crowned night heron photograph that captured the bird eating a juvenile blue crab. Its one of those connection moments the heron looking at the crab, said Wolff. Nature at its best. The third judge was Mick Denham, City of Sanibel vice-mayor. We always choose three judges for the contest, said Terry Baldwin, contest chair. A refuge staff person, a professional photographer, and a member of the Sanibel community. This year they had fewer entries to judge but overall a better quality of entries. The three winners received cash awards from DDWS at the presentation on Saturday: $100 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third. Each honorable mention winner received a $25 award, which reflects a refund of the contest entry fee. The winning photographs and 11 honorable mention award entries will be on display in the Refuge Education Center through the end of May. To view the other top-ranking entries, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org and click on Photo Contest. HONORABLE MENTIONS (in alphabetical order): John Bartsch, Deposit, NY Roseate spoonbill Mike Doughery, Clarkston MI Black-crowned night heron (juvenile) Miguel Hnatow, Sanibel Roseate spoonbill John Hoyt, Lewes, DE Anhinga with fish Robert Kimball, Fort Myers Great blue heron Wayne Kliewer, Clinton, NJ Reddish egret James Kochanowski, Zellwood, FL Great egrets Caroline Prendiville, Charlotte, NC Mangrove tree crab Janet Spaulding, Fort Myers Yellow-crowned night heron Don Thompson, Indianapolis, IN Great egret Hal Wagle, Fort Myers Black-crowned night heron Ding Darling Days 2011 sponsors include: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill, Oceans Reach, Times of the Island (TOTI) Media, Sundial Beach & Golf Resort, Baileys General Store, The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Royal Shell, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Jim and Patty Sprankle, Tween Waters Inn, West Wind Inn, Mike and Terry Baldwin, Art and Susan Cassell, Bank of the Islands, Caloosa Tent & Rentals, Matzaluna the Italian Kitchen, RS Walsh Landscaping-In the Garden, Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis, SanibelSusan Realty Associates, The Clem Werner Family, Barefoot Charleys Painting, Big Red Q Quickprint, Casa Ybel Resort, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, George & Wendys Corner Grill, Good Wheels, Island Therapy Center, Mast Family Culligan, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Re-Newal Water, Sanibel Art & Frame, She Sells Seashells, Suncatchers Dream, Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant, Traders Caf, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon. First Place: William Fischers eastern screech owl Second Place: Kent Jagers double-crested cormorant with mangrove water snake Third Place: Jan Masters yellow-crowned night heron with blue crab Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATERCall for departure time 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians 2 1 2 1 for forUp to $25 ValuePresent this coupon for complimentary admission when a 2nd admission of equal or greater value is purchased. Offer not valid w/ any other discount or promotion. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Discount applies to regular prices. Expires 11/18/11
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201114 Plant SmartAmerican Elderby Gerri ReavesAmerican elder (Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis) is a native wildlife-friendly shrub that might be the perfect choice for a wet plant in the landscape. In the wild, this bushy multi-stemmed plant is found in hammocks, flood plains, and swamps. It creates dense thickets, often of tree-size specimens reaching up to 15 feet high. This member of the honeysuckle family adapts well to developed and disturbed areas, too, and is a common sight along ditch and canal banks, most noticeably when in bloom. The leaves of up to 14 inches long have a feather-like structure five to nine pairs of opposite leaflets and a terminal one. The lance-shaped leaflets are sharply serrated and bright green. Small white five-petaled flowers appear in fragrant flat-topped clusters of up to a foot wide. Butterflies are attracted to the flowers, which in South Florida bloom yearround. The drooping clusters of tiny blue-black fruit are a favorite food for dozens of songbird species, including robins, mockingbirds, and gray catbirds. Other species, such as wild turkey, ruffed grouse, mourning doves, and even white-tailed deer eat the leaves. People have long used the plant for culinary purposes. The berries rival oranges and tomatoes for vitamin C content. And who hasnt heard of homemade elderberry wine? Native Americans used the bark, flowers, and fruit to make medicine as well as food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The fruit can be dried and eaten or used in jellies and pies. A pale champagne-like wine can be made from the flowers. Those little flowers can be added to pancake mix, dipped in batter and fried, or used to make tea. The hollow branches have been used to make flutes and pea-shooters. American elder prefers full sun and a moist location. It will tolerate some shade, drought, and even nutrient-poor soil, but not salty or brackish water. The broad-spreading form and pretty foliage make it an attractive screen. Propagate it with cuttings or with the three to five seeds in the berries. Or, transplant suckers from the base of the parent plant. Periodically prune the fast-growing plant or remove the suckers to control it. Sources: Wild Plants for Survival in South Florida by Julia F. Morton, The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, plants.ifas.ufl.edu, floridata.com, and sfrc.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Flowers bloom throughout the year in South Florida. The blue-black berries, visible above the flowers, are favored by songbirds. photos by Gerri Reaves American elder is a food source for people and wildlife Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDSSpecials Every Day 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 Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We We ly ly Now Serving Fresh
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201115 CROW Case Of The Week: Common Ternby Emilie AlfinoA juvenile common tern was found in the surf at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. As many beachgoers overlooked the odd-acting bird, one compassionate vacationer called CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) to report the injured tern. Nancy Landrus, one of the clinics first responders, drove out to get the young bird. The injured tern arrived at CROW on September 27. He was warm and quiet but alert and responsive. Although already dehydrated, his body condition was okay with no palpable fractures, said Robin Bast, wildlife rehabilitator. Still, he was very weak, Bast added. He could stand and even attempted to bite in a defensive manner, but he made no attempt to fly. He didnt have the energy, Bast said. The juvenile was very stressed by being in captivity. He would try to bite when handled in an attempt to get his handler to drop him exactly what his breed would do if confronted by a predator. He had significant issues. He could walk, but barely. Even the next day, he stumbled, Bast said. We suspected he had some sort of toxicosis because he did not show signs of head trauma. Clinic staff gave the bird subcutaneous fluids (administered under the skin) for two days, hand-fed him smelt, and also tube fed him fish slurry because he was too weak to eat on his own. Staff also administered liver detoxifying spray twice a day. Its a homeopathic remedy to help the liver metabolize any kind of toxin or poison that gets in. Its administered in conjunction with some of the Western medicines as a supportive care, said Bast. The tern started eating on his own after two days and staff was able to stop force-feeding him. By October 2, the young bird was walking well on his own and preening when he was going in the tub for what staff calls tub time. He soon was able to graduate to the outdoor shore bird cage, where staff monitored him closely. There, he simply needed supportive care as opposed to medical care, according to Bast. He needed to exercise his wings and gain some more strength. He was released October 5 on Captiva where he was found. He just flew right off, Bast said. I havent seen a common tern for a while, so it was cool to take care of this one. 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. National Estuaries DayDo you know what lives in an estuary? Do you know there are three different kinds of mangroves? Learn more on November 5, National Estuaries Day, from free guided bird and beach walks and a kayak paddle at Bunche Beach in South Fort Myers. Lee County Bird Patrol walk begins at 8 a.m. Kayak paddle trips begin at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and a walking tour of the beach begins at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m. take a visit to the new facilities and tour the rest room building, which operates completely off the grid. Turtle Time Inc., Estero Bay Buddies, CAMA, Lee County Parks & Recreation, Lee County Bird Patrol and others will be on hand to share information. San Carlos Bay Bunche Beach Preserve is located at 18201 John Morris Road. Drive west on John Morris Road to the beach. Parking fee is $1 per hour at Bunche Beach. Tours are free. Call 707-3015 for more information, or go online to www. leeparks.org. Common tern CROW Daily Presentations To Begin SoonBeginning on Tuesday, November 1, CROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, will be presenting daily lectures at its Healing Winds Visitor Education Center located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. All presentations begin at 11 a.m. and are free to CROW members and children age 12 and under. All others are asked for a $5 donation to attend. Admission includes the opportunity to explore CROWs interactive visitor education center both before and/or after the presentation. The upcoming schedule of presentations is as follows: Tuesday, November 1 CROWs Aquatic Patients: Fresh Water and Sea Turtles presented by CROW volunteer Bev Ball. Sea turtle patients come from the coastal waters between Sarasota and Miami, and the many varieties of fresh water turtles are found throughout southwest Florida. Ball will talk about the reasons these wild animals are admitted to CROW Wednesday, November 2 Rescues and Releases: A History of CROWs Patients presented by CROW volunteer Denny Toll. With his 11-year history of rescues, releases and patient support, Toll will offer an insiders look at CROWs efforts to save wildlife.continued on page 17 Fall Programs Galore At The Six Mile Cypress Slough PreserveImmerse yourself in nature this fall at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Staff and volunteers will offer a wide variety of programs for the public. Opportunities to explore nature on the boardwalk include daily guided walks, monthly moon walks, a native plant uses walk, and an introduction to birding walk. Other activities include a photo contest, a pine needle basket-making class, a tracking club and an alligator detectives program. See below for more details and get outside! Guided Nature Walks: Daily (seven days a week), 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Daily guided nature walks begin November 1 at 9:30 a.m. as visitors stroll along the fully accessible raised boardwalk trail with an experienced volunteer naturalist. Walk is 90 minutes long and travels of a mile. Tour is free with paid parking of $1 per hour per vehicle. No reservations are necessary and no groups of eight or more. Walks occur seven days a week. Photo Contest: November 1 through February 1 Pick out favorite slough photos and enter them into the photo contest beginning November 1. All entries must be submitted by February 1. Awards will be presented at a reception held at the slough on Saturday, February 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Winners will be announced at 11 a.m. Contest rules and entry forms are available at the Interpretive Center desk or online at www.sloughpreserve.org. The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a Lee County Parks and Recreation wetland preserve with a raised boardwalk open to the public seven days a week from dawn until dusk. The trail is fully accessible and consists of a -mile lower loop or the entire trail is 1.2 miles long. Visitors to this Lee County Parks and Recreation site will see examples of old Florida in the plants and animals that live there. This natural setting provides a backdrop for Florida wildlife such as wading birds, turtles, alligators, otters, squirrels, woodpeckers, butterflies, dragonflies and more. Opportunities to see wildlife are plentiful whether walking out on the trail or sitting at a pond overlook. For more information, visit www.leeparks.org or contact Heather Gienapp at5337556. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is located at 7791 Penzance Boulevard in Myers, phone 533-7556 (work week is Tuesday through Saturday), cell phone 2290240; websites are www.leeparks.org and www.leeparks.org/sixmile.
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201116 Save The Date For Weekend On Restored Buck Key Paddling TrailMark your calendar for November 17 through 20, and get ready to celebrate Buck Key and its newly restored paddling trail. Part of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge complex, the Buck Key Paddling Trail reopened last winter after Hurricane Charley damage closed it in 2004. Restoration was made possible by a group of avid kayakers from Captiva. Choppy and Sally Rheinfrank, Chic and Kathleen Bruning, and Dave and Hobby Jeffrey formed a committee to raise funds for the clearing of the trail and its ongoing maintenance. Toward that end, the committee, in partnership with Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and Captiva Cruises, is planning a weekend of informative and fun events to benefit property preservation and upkeep. The public is invited to all the festivities. The weekend kicks off with a free History of Buck Key presentation at the Captiva Island Yacht Club on Thursday, November 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Friday will feature kayak tours of Buck Key with Captiva Kayak Co.; call 395-2925 for prices and reservations. Board Captiva Cruises Santiva on Saturday, November 19, for a historic cruise of Roosevelt Channel and Buck Key. The cruise departs from McCarthys Marina. Price is $50 per person; call 472-5300 for reservations. The fundraiser culminates on Sunday, November 20, with a Captiva Cruises Jazz Brunch Cruise aboard the elegant yacht, Lady Chadwick. Cost is $100 per person and includes a full open bar. Make reservations at 472-1100 ext. 4. For more details about Buck Key Weekend, visit http://tinyurl.com/buckkeyweekend or contact Paul McCarthy at 472-5300 or Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or email@example.com. The Buck Key Paddling Trail features a lovely mangrove canopy and lots of birds photo courtesy of Captiva Kayak 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. Of the more than 200 different species, 54 percent were birds, 38 percent mammals, and eight percent reptiles/amphibians/invertebrates. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannott 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, 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 CROW members and children 12 and under. 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. Baby burrowing owls in basket photo courtesy of CROW Captiva Cruises History Tour To Pine IslandCaptiva 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, guests 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 Tarpon Lodge staff will greet passengers and orient them to this spectacular location, the family run 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 savored with waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and mangrove islands. After lunch, walk to The Randell Research Center, located across the street from The Tarpon Lodge. The research center, 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 educator from the Randall Research Center will guide visitors on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian Mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. This cruise to Pine Island will occur on Fridays at 10 a.m. beginning on November 4. 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 offer opportunities for families and neighborhoods to get together and learn about the history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day on the water. More information and reservations for this cruise or any of Captiva Cruises programs and tours may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Fish house
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Local Waters/ Local Charts ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional on-the-water training is also offered at a later date. Check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40. The class will be held at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. From page 15PresentationsThursday, November 3 Clinic Rounds presented by CROWs medical staff. Every week, meet the staff and/or students for insight into the innerworkings of CROWs wildlife hospital. Friday, November 4 Meet an Ambassador presented by CROW wildlife partner Melinda Russek of the Calusa Nature Center. Animal ambassadors cannot live in the wild due to physical or psychological injuries. Learn more about the personal and natural histories of these special animals. An Eastern Screech Owl will be the first ambassador story. Saturday, November 5 Getting to Know CROW presented by volunteer Gail Seldess. An overview of CROWs history, who they are, what they do, and how to help. Americas 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. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201118 Storybook Parade At YMCAThe hallways of YMCA of the Palms will be filled with hundreds of trick-or-treating children dressed in homemade costumes based on their favorite storybook characters Monday, October 31 at 10 a.m. during the Ys annual Storybook Parade. The children, ages three months to five years, are part of YMCAs Early Childhood program. Each of the 13 classrooms selected a storybook for the event, and teachers and children are working together to create costumes that reflect characters in each of those books. This years selections include The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Rainbow Fish, Mary Had a Little Lamb and other popular titles for children. YMCAs Storybook Parade celebrates the importance of literacy and early childhood education. The children are here to learn important school readiness skills, and this is a wonderful opportunity to bring in a literacy component, said Beth Hatch, YMCA director of Child Care Services. YMCA will provide candy and other treats to be handed out to the children as they parade through the hallways. With a focus on youth development, the Y is committed to nurturing the potential of every child. YMCA of the Palms is one of the largest child care providers in Collier County, providing a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills. YMCAs programs focus on education and leadership, providing children with knowledge, character development, guidance and encouragement to help youth develop and realize their potential. YMCAs goal is that no one is turned away the Y provides financial assistance to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to learn and grow at the Y. Nearly 49 percent of the children enrolled in the Ys child care program receive financial assistance made possible through the generous support of the community, especially the Naples Children & Education Foundation. The Naples Children & Education Foundation, founder of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, supports charitable programs that improve the lives of underprivileged or at risk children in Collier County. For more information about YMCAs Early Childhood programs, visit www. ymcapalms.org or call at 597-3148. Bring the kids for treats and storybook treasures Storybook characters will be the highlight of the parade Universitys Theatre Lab Opens SeasonFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Theatre Lab invites the public to the opening of Three Sisters, written by Anton Chekov, adapted by Libby Appel and directed by Barry Cavin, November 9 through 13, and November 16 through 20 at the FGCU Arts Complex on campus. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and a matinee performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. This bittersweet comic drama treats the audience to the inner lives of the Prozorov family and reveals the wasted opportunities and missed personal bliss that drives them to desire the unreachable hope of returning to the city of their lost dreams. Libby Appel, artistic director emerita of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival wrote the translation that artfully remains faithful to the original while being powerfully relevant to contemporary life. Tickets go on sale November 2 for $7 and can be purchased online at: http:// theatrelab.fgcu.edu. For more information contact Barry Cavin, professor and director of FGCU Theatre Lab at email@example.com. IL TESORO RISTORANTE IL TESORO RISTORANTE Fine Italian Cuisine 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 Holidays are right around the corner. 10% off all Gift Certificates Now Nov. 15th!New menu items, all organic, free-range, fresh!751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 t: 239.395.4022 www.iltesoro.net
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201119 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 WineTrail Is A Walk Of Wine DiscoveryHemingway said it well: Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and ... offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased. The River District Alliance would like everyone to enjoy the newly discovered WineTrail in downtown Fort Myers courtesy of Historic River District Fort Myers downtown restaurants, hotels, retailers and galleries. The River Districts first WineTrail event, A Walk of Wine Discovery, happens on Saturday, November 5. It is a celebration of the great variety and choices of wine now available in Fort Myers hotels and restaurants from wineries all over the world. WineTrail begins with informal but expert seminars on the worlds different wine regions and grape varieties and why the same grape from two different regions can taste so different to our palates. It continues in participating restaurants, bars, hotels and local galleries with complimentary tastings of top quality wines chosen to showcase hand-picked menus in the best downtown restaurants. Their menus are specially designed to match their carefully selected wines from the great regions of the world. WineTrail also adds a culinary aspect to the downtown River District experience, prepared by the master chefs of the area. WineTrail walkers will be able to discover something new about wine varieties and the regions from which they come. Connoisseurs, beginners and everyone in between are welcome; walk away with a new favorite wine or just have lunch or dinner with a few glasses of exactly what you fancy. Live music and chef demos are an added sensory to the day and monthly event. WineTrail sponsors include The River District Alliance, OPICI Wine Co. of Florida, Florida Weekly, Harborside Event Center, Holiday Inn RDA Downtown Fort Myers, Legacy Harbor Hotel & Suites, Volvo of Fort Myers, Downtown Italy, The Morgan House, Spirits of Bacchus, The French Connection Caf, Twisted Vine Bistro, Vino de Notte, Yanos, Charme, Space 39, Cigar Bar, Howl Gallery/Tattoo, Syzygy Gallery, Enjewel, Cats Meow, The Franklin Shops, Universal Medical Finance, Fox News Radio/Lite FM For information about Fort Myers WineTrail, visit www.fortmyerswinetrail. com. Tickets On Sale Now For Cabaret And Cabernet Young Artists BenefitTickets are now on sale for Cabaret and Cabernet, a benefit for the Young Artists Awards program. The event will be held at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers on Friday, October 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or $40 for two. Attendees will see award-winning entertainment by 2011 Young Artists Awards performers throughout the evening. They will perform in the Alliances main gallery as well as on the Foulds Theatre stage. More than 30 separate performances will be showcased. Complimentary wine and food will be served, and there will be a silent auction featuring works by local artists, event tickets and more. Tickets are available by calling the Young Artists Awards at 574-9321 or by clicking on the donate button at www.youngartistsawards.org or visiting the Alliance for the Arts in person at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. You can also mail a check to Young Artists Awards, PO Box 152149, Cape Coral, FL 33915. One hundred percent of the evenings proceeds will go to student scholarships in the arts, and a $25 ticket purchase will allow one student to participate in the education, performance and scholarship program in 2012. Sweet and savory items, as well as wine tasting will be provided by Sasses Restaurant, Total Wine, and others. The silent auction will feature more than $10,000 worth of original artwork, tickets to area cultural events including packages to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, as well as wine, theater, and art-related baskets.The Young Artists Awards Inc. is a not-for-profit organization entering its ninth year of offering services to area youth in the performing arts. It hosts the largest performing arts competition for students ages eight to 21 in Southwest Florida, with a panel of more than 40 professionals and educators serving as adjudicators. The program also offers numerous performance opportunities for students throughout the area and awards $25,000 in savings bond scholarships every year. Young Artists Awards also sponsors the Art by Kids with Cancer program in conjunction with the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.youngartistsawards.org. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
Whos Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Now At BIG ARTSAfter its successful run in 2010, The Laboratory Theater of Floridas production of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is being revived on Sanibel at Herb Strauss Theater for eight nights only. Performances are October 27, 28, 29; November 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Tony-winning Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is an American theater classic exploring the complexities of life and love through the lens of two couples of separate generations. On the campus of a small New England college, George and Martha invite a young professor and his wife home for a nightcap. As the cocktails flow, the guests find themselves caught in the crossfire of a savage marital war where the combatants attack the self-deceptions they forged for their own survival. Stephanie Davis and Scott Carpenter face off as one of theaters most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Edward Albees hilarious and harrowing masterpiece, which Peter Marks of The Washington Post wrote, just may be the sharpest-witted play ever purged from the psyche of an American writer. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults, $20 for children 17 and under. Subscriptions available: $108 for three shows, or $198 for all six shows. For tickets call 472-6862, or buy tickets online at www.BIGARTS.org. Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and show sponsors Brian Johnson, VIP Realty and Susen & James Berg. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Stephanie Davis and Scott Carpenter in Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Young Artists Awards Scholarship Audition Registration Now OpenRegistration for the Young Artists Awards auditions is now open to area students ages eight to 21; $25,000 in savings bond scholarships and other prizes will be awarded this year. Now in its ninth year of programming, the Young Artists Awards is Southwest Floridas premiere performing arts audition, performance, education and scholarship program for students. Participants will have the opportunity to perform before panels of professional adjudicators. More than 40 judges from across the nation participated last year. Students will receive scoring sheets and written comments from all members of their judging panel. The panel will choose 22 students to perform individually at a gala at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on March 4. Eleven runner-up students will also perform in a coached group number. An Audience Choice award will be voted on by people in attendance that evening. All participating students will also have a chance to perform at various community events. As a not-for-profit organization, the Young Artists Awards also collaborates with other area organizations to provide additional information about opportunities to student participants in the performing arts. Auditions will be held at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15; and Saturday, January 21 in the following 11 categories: Dance : ages eight to 14; Dance: ages 15 to 21; Contemporary Voice (including musical theater): ages eight to 12; Contemporary Voice (including musical theater): ages 13 to 16; Contemporary Voice (including musical theater): ages 17 to 21; Classical Voice: ages 13 to 16; Classical Voice: ages 17 to 21; Instrumental Music: ages 13 to 16; Instrumental Music: ages 17 to 21; Drama: ages 13 to 16; Drama: ages 17 to 21. Students may audition in multiple categories. To guarantee an audition slot, registrations must be postmarked by December 15. A limited number of late registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis only if postmarked before January 1. Note that many students were unable to participate last year because of space and time limitations, dont wait to register. Visit www.youngartistsawards.org to download a registration form. Email Katherine Boren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 574-9321 for more information. Pastel Artists Exhibit Small Works At Hodges University; Most Are For SaleThe Southwest Florida Pastel Society invites the public to attend the 2nd Annual Show of Small Works from November 11 through 22. The artists from Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties will have an exhibit of pastel paintings ranging from still life, landscapes, portraiture, abstract and nonrepresentational works created by member artists. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 11 from 6 to 8. The public may view the art and watch a demonstration of pastel techniques. Most art is available for purchase. Complimentary wine and small bites will be served. The show will take place in the Hodges University Falciglia Gallery (second floor of the Gaynor Building), 2655 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The Southwest Florida Pastel Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that fosters appreciation for the pastel medium and provides educational opportunities for adults and youth in Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. For more information, contact: Dr. Ron Bowman Hodges, vice president of Student Development, Hodges University, 513-1122 or 1-800-466-8017 Also, the annual Member Show will be held at the Bonita Art League January 13 through 26. The reception will be January 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The only fundraiser this year, Alla Prima, will be held in conjunction with this show on January 22. It includes a Paint Around, silent auction, Chinese auction and refreshments. Proceeds from this event support the Sam Platt Scholarship Fund for High School Seniors and educational programs for art in the community. Angus Calves Out With Dad, Best of Show 2010, Pastel Painting by Denise Horne-Kaplan Broadway Palm And The Cast Of Pinkalicious To Host A Benefit Performance For Breast CancerBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre is presenting the Childrens Theatre hit Pinkalicious for selected performances through November 11. On Friday, October 28 Broadway Palm will host a benefit performance for breast cancer awareness. For each ticket purchased, $5 (up to $500) will go directly to Susan G. Komen For The Cure Southwest Florida. Along with this benefit performance, Broadway Palms Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/broadwaypalm) committed to donating $500 to the cause if they could reach 5,000 fans in one week they did and are now hoping to increase that $500 donation to help the cause. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection and a time when women and men all over the country are thinking pink, Pinkalicous is a perfect fit. It tells the story of little Pinkalicious Pinkerton who cant stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. When she eats one too many, she catches a serious case of pinkititis which turns her pink from head to toe a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast! When her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can find a way out of this colorful predicament. Join Broadway Palm for the special benefit performance of Pinkalicious at the dinner theater on Friday, October 28, with lunch at 10:30 a.m. and show at 11:30 a.m. The production runs selected performances through November 11 and tickets are $15 per person for the buffet and the show. Tickets are on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com, or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201120
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201121 E E njoy Beachfront Casual Dining Located inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Andrea is back! The best view on Sanibel! Enjoy our full bar and lounge! Call for reservations (239) 472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Be sure to join us for Live music and dancing every night of the week! Featuring Joe McCormick, Marvilla Marzan and Barbara Smith! I talian & Mediterranean Cuisine R estaurant, Full Bar and Lounge Book your Holiday Party at Traditions! Joe and Marvilla Joe and Barbara Call today to secure your date! See Broadway Cabaret For The Best Show TunesComing soon to the Alliance for the Arts is a show filled with songs from everyones favorite Broadway musicals. Creative Theater Workshop presents Broadway Cabaret playing Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. at The Alliance for the Arts. Bring the whole family to hear favorite Broadway show tunes from past to present. Hear selections from Meet Me in St. Louis, White Christmas, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Shrek, Into The Woods, Little Women, and The Addams Family. The cast consists of local middle and high school students in Lee County. Tickets for Broadway Cabaret are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to performances at The Alliance for the Arts. FGCU Dark Arts Gallery ExhibitionF lorida Gulf Coast Universitys Art Gallery presents Dark Arts: Exhibition and Projections, at the art galleries at the university on Friday, October 28. The exhibition is open to the public and to the FGCU community. The event celebrates Halloween by taking a look at artists interpretations of the darker side of human nature. A reception and screening of Nosferatu and La Belle et La Bette ( Beauty and the Beast) runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in ArtLab. Projections take place from 7 to 9 p.m. The event takes place at ArtLab and in the back of the library (between the library and the arts complex). Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfort. The evening is free and cider and popcorn will be provided. Vin, fromage et pain (a brown bag dinner) is available for $20. Call Anica Sturdivant at 590-7199. Area Choirs Invited To Join The Symphonic Chorale On Stage For Hallelujah Chorus Sing OutThe Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida will perform its inaugural concert, Messiah, at the Mann-A Holiday Classic, on December 16 at 8 p.m. In the spirit of the season and a not-so-random act of culture, the chorale is inviting local choirs and choruses to share in this experience from the Barbara B. Mann stage for a grand Holiday Sing Out finale. When Artistic Director Timothy McDonnell raises his baton and the Southwest Florida Symphony sounds the first notes of the Hallelujah Chorus, singers from Southwest Florida area choirs who are in attendance will be able to join the chorale, the orchestra, and featured soloists on stage for an inspirational singing experience that could become an annual holiday tradition. The combined ensemble will rehearse earlier in the day for the big moment. The Messiah has not been performed at Barbara Mann Hall for some 25 years. The concert also includes the performance of a modern version of the Christmas story, In Terra Pax by Gerald Finzi. Featured soloists are Jennifer Paulino, soprano; Sandra Carney, mezzo-soprano; James Barbato, tenor; and Stephen Mumbert, baritone. Area choirs are invited to participate as a group; choir directors or chorus leadership should contact Chorale Manager Tonya Player at 560-5695 for information or to advise Player how many choir members will participate. Participants will need to purchase a ticket for the concert. Ticket prices range from $22 to $42 and may be purchased through the Southwest Florida Symphony box office at 418-1500 or by contacting any chorale member. Coming soon to the Alliance for the ArtsEmail editorial copy to: email@example.com
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201122 From page 1Calusa Blueway Photography Winnerscategory. Ryan Cantey of Matlacha won first for Night Watch which judges preferred to call Sunset Paddle in the People on the Trail category. Return winner and competitor Carolyn Babb of Fort Myers won first for Pelicans in Matanzas Pass in the Signs & Markers category. A new category added in 2011 and called Reflections was open to the shooters interpretation. First place went to Alycia Ellison of Fort Myers for Evening on the Bayway. Shutterbugs, nature lovers, paddlers and contest entrants are invited to hear speakers and see the first-place winners pictures, framed courtesy of sponsor ABC Framing of Lehigh Acres, on Wednesday, November 2. An special evening is planned for 6:30 p.m. at Rutenberg Parks Eco Living Center, 6490 South Point Boulevard, South Fort Myers. Its free and will feature presentations by Cape Coral artist Jeanette Chupack, and Lehigh Acres photographer and guide Mark Renz. Chupack will speak on Kayaking to Photograph and Paint Floridas Wild Places, and Renz will present Nature Photos Connect Past and Present. The contests second-place winners were Doug Schallmoser of Cape Coral in Reflections and Kara Wright of Fort Myers for Wildlife. Gary Vannice of Fort Myers got two second place wins for Sign & Markers and for People on the Trail. Third-place winners included Sue Christensen of Fort Myers for Reflections, Morehead for Wildlife, Erika Foye of Pineland for People on the Trail, and Deb Wedeking of Bokeelia for Signs & Markers. The November 2 reception is on the eve of the 2011 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, which runs November 3 through 6 with activities focused on the Sanibel Causeway. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Societys Top 20 Events for 2011, the festival offers chances to try out canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards as well as guided trips, instruction, speakers, evening socials and the Canoe & Kayak Magazine Film Festival. It also features two races and a catch-and-release fishing tournament for a chance to win cash and prizes. Get details on purchasing day passes and four-day passes at www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com. A selection of winners and entrants photos will be posted on the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festivals Facebook page. Carolyn Babb, Pelicans in Matanzas Pass, first place in the Signs & Markers category Alycia Ellison, Evening on the Bayway, first place in the Reflections category Ryan Cantey, Sunset Paddle / Night Watch, first place in the People on the Trail categoryFrom page 1Dixieland MusicFrom 2008 to 2009, the Downtown Redevelopment Association lost all funding relating to music and entertainment. The shift of funds meant there was no money available to fund the Dixie Strollers. Both Paight and French have searched for two years for someone to pick up the $200 tab each Friday without success. French, with personal help from The French Connection, Spirits of Bacchus and the Florida Repertory Theatre, has managed to keep the Dixieland Band strolling one Friday night per month. At the start of this season, once again French found himself without any financial support. To cope, he has launched a unique Dixieland supporter program called Lets Bring the Ambiance of Dixieland Music Back to the Streets of Fort Myers. French believes it would be easier to find enough merchants for a small minimum fee of $25 rather than trying to find one sponsor to pay the entire fee. The band needs a minimum base pay of $200 for each Friday they play. To cover this cost, French needs to have eight merchants where the band will stop and play a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes. At the current time, the band has three stops signed up and one non-paying stop at the Florida Repertory Theater. Paight has supported Frenchs idea by forwarding an agreement form which explains the program to his downtown list of merchants. As an afterthought French has also made it possible for merchants who dont want the band to stop at their establishment but want to support the overall ambiance the band creates by playing downtown. He has what he calls an Ambiance Supporter level that costs $25 once a year. To sign up as a Band Supporter ($25/ performance) or an Ambiance Supporter ($25/year), contact Gerry French at 7685055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn English Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Dress is casual and students should wear flat shoes with non-slip soles no flipflops. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcome. This is a familyfriendly affair with live music. Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 or email email@example.com for more information. Lessons are Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. year-round at Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers, telephone 432-2154. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10 to cover a lifetime membership. Call for driving directions. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201123 Epstein Departs Boston In Class Thanking Fans, Players And Ownershipby Ed FrankYouve got to hand it to Theo Epstein, the departed general manager of the Boston Red Sox, who now will attempt to work his magic for the Chicago Cubs, the team with the longest losing streak, not only in baseball, but in all professional sports. In a first-class goodwill gesture to the Red Sox Nation, Epstein plunked out $11,000 of his own money for a full page ad in last Sundays Boston Globe to thank the fans and the Red Sox organization for their loyalty and support. The headline read: 10 Years, Two Championships, Countless Memories, Infinite Thanks It has been a privilege to be part of the Red Sox for the last decade and an honor to work alongside some of the most talented and dedicated people in baseball. Im proud of all we accomplished together. Thank you to the ownership group Ill be forever grateful for the opportunity they gave me and for their unwavering dedication to winning. Thank you to the Fenway faithful. Youve been the driving force behind two World Championships, six playoff appearances, more than 700 consecutive sell-outs and some of the most dramatic moments in sports. Thank you all for 10 incredible years. Go Sox, the ad concluded. Already ensconced in Wrigley Field on Monday of this week, although the official announcement of his hiring had not yet been made, Epstein faces the 103-yearold challenge of bringing a World Series championship to Chicagos North Side. He brought the Red Sox their first title in 84 years in 2004 and a repeat in 2007. His $18.5 million package with the Cubs gives him five years to erase that second-century curse. Stay tuned! Womens Professional Golf to Return to Area It has been more than 10 years since an LPGA tournament has been held in this area. That is all about to change. The LPGA scheduled a news conference for Thursday of this week at TwinEagles in Naples where an announcement was expected to be made that its tour championship will move here beginning in November, 2012. With two golf courses, TwinEagles also is the site for Februarys Ace Group Classic, a Champions Tour event. Known as the CME Group Titleholders, the 2011 championship will be held next month in Orlando. The event traces its history to 1937 when the inaugural was won by the late Patty Berg, an LPGA Tour Hall of Fame member. The move here was scheduled to be announced by LPGA commissioner Michael Whan, LPGA tour member Morgan Pressel and Steve Smyers, architect of the redesigned second course at TwinEagles. The last LPGA tournament staged in the area was the 2001 Memorial at The Strand in North Naples. Everblades Drop Two of Three in First Leg of Nine-Game Road Trip The Florida Everblades dropped two of three games last weekend on the eastern swing of their 5,000-mile nine-game road trip. The local hockey team lost 5-2 Friday to the Elmira Jackals followed by an 8-5 defeat the next night to Trenton. Florida did salvage the Sunday game with a 7-2 win at Reading. This weekend the Everblades skate a pair at Greenville. Despite the losses, Florida maintained a first-place tie in the ECHL South Division with a 2-2-1 season record. MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOP RPM Fitness Spin Classes Offered At Bay OaksAnyone looking for a different way to exercise should check out Bay Oaks newest class the RPM Spin Class. RPM Spin Class offers something for everyone. Ride a bike to tunes that will get your pulse racing. Each class offers a 45-minute ride. Classes are five days a week: Mondays 6 and 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 6and 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 10 a.m., and Saturday at 10 a.m. Classes cost $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Come to one class or come to them all. For additional information, call 765-4222. The Bay Oaks Recreational Campus is located at 2731 Oak Street in Fort Myers Beach, phone 765-4222.
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201124 Florida Rock Shrimp Chili 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 3 largeyellow onions, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic, minced cup jalapeo chiles, diced 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes 6 12-ounce cans spicy light red chili beans 1 cup catsup 1 tablespoon dark chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin teaspoon ground coriander 2 cups rock shrimp, cleaned and deveined 4 teaspoons sour cream 4 wedges lime fresh cilantro sprigs kosher salt and black pepper to taste Heat one tablespoon oil in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic and poblano chilies; saut until just tender. Add tomatoes, chili beans and spices; simmer 30 minutes over medium heat. Heat remaining olive oil in a skillet; add rock shrimp and saut until opaque. Stir shrimp into chili and heat through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls garnished with sour cream, lime juice and cilantro sprigs. Yield: Six servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 269, Calories From Fat 68, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 117mg, Total Carbohydrates 30g, Protein 20g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Rock Shrimp Chili Call To ArtistsPaint the Beach...Sandcastles to Shrimpboats, a plein air festival in Fort Myers Beach, invites artists to participate November 14 to 20. The hosts are the Fort Myers Beach Art Association with presenting sponsors Fishtale Marina and Santini Marina Plaza and contributing sponsors Holiday Inn, Smokin Oyster Brewery, & Lighthouse Inn & Resort. Over $2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded. This years judge will be Tony Rice from Ringling School of Art and Design. Artists will paint throughout the town of Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island, Florida for three days. The awards ceremony and Collectors Preview Gala on November 18 will again be in Santini Marina Plaza with food and music highlighting the art on display. For more details, see www.fortmyersbeachart. com or pick up a prospectus at Fort Myers Beach Art Association at Donora and Shellmound off Estero Boulevard or at Fishtale Marina office at 7225 Estero Boulevard, next to Fish House Restaurant. This is a non-juried event open to all artists over the age of 18. Entry fee until October 30 is $40. The separate Quick Draw Event costs $10 to enter. Proceeds help support the promotion, education, appreciation,and study of the arts in the Town of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Host a visiting artist in your home and experience the festival through the eyes of an artist. Call 463-3909 to volunteer or contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org. The non-juried event coincides with the 25th Annual World Championships of Sand Sculpting Red, White And Blue Scramble The 8th Annual Charity Shell Point Open is focusing on a patriotic theme this year when it takes place on Friday, November 11, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. There is still time to sign up for sponsorships and for golfers for the Red, White and Blue Scramble, announced Timothy Stephenson, executive director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point. The tournament will raise funds for the not-for-profit Waterside Medical Complex which offers medical and healthcare services to residents of Shell Point and the surrounding community. This complex includes the Larsen Pavilion, a 219-bed skilled nursing facility, a state-of-art rehabilitation center, and many more healthcare services. This year we will host the tournament on a very special day, 11-11-11, and plan to honor all veterans who are present as well as those who served in the past, said Stephenson. This is our eighth year hosting the Shell Point Open, and we have received overwhelming support each and every year. Golfers and sponsors alike continue to support and enjoy this tournament because of developing friendships and the opportunity to help a worthwhile cause. This tournament is just one way that we can help individuals receive the best healthcare possible, while also having some fun. Tournament registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. UBS Financial Services Inc., The Scoggins/Moreland Group is the title sponsor for the event. The cost to play is $125 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bags, prize opportunities, breakfast, and lunch. The corporate sponsors include Wright Construction; The Alliance Development Fund; Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home; and Alexander & Hoover, CPAs PA. Anyone interested in learning more about this tournament, or who would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Waterside Medical Complex at Shell Point, contact Deborah Henning at 466-8484. The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course that opened in 2000. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fully stocked pro shop and snack bar. The course is open to the public and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. The Legacy Foundation was founded in 2002 as a nonprofit organization serving the Shell Point community. To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201125 Financial FocusTry to Avoid These Scary Investment Moves by Jennifer BaseyIf you have children or even if you dont youre probably aware that Halloween is fast approaching. Of course, you may find the ghouls, witches and creepy impersonations of celebrities to be more amusing than alarming, but as you go through life, you will find some things that are generally frightening such as investment moves that are misdirected or go awry. Here are some potentially scary investment moves to avoid: Investing too aggressively. In the investment world, heres one of the fundamental truths: The greater the risk, the greater the potential reward. So by investing aggressively, you can potentially achieve greater returns. But if you invest too aggressively, you can, quite simply, get burned and lose your principal Investing too conservatively. You cant invest with no risk. However, you can find investments that offer a higher preservation of principal in exchange for little or no growth potential. But if your portfolio is full of these vehicles, you may never achieve the growth you need to reach your long-term goals. Failing to diversify. If your portfolio mostly consists of the same type of investment, and a downturn hurts that particular class of assets, youll take a big hit. But by spreading your dollars among an array of investments you can reduce the effects of volatility on your overall holdings. Keep in mind, though, that diversification cant guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Chasing hot investments. By the time you hear about a hot investment, it will probably already be cooling off. And whether its hot or not, it might not be appropriate for your individual needs and risk tolerance. Trading too frequently. If youre constantly buying and selling investments to maximize your profits, you may end up actually minimizing your success. Frequent trading will run up commissions and other investment costs and the greater your expenses, the lower your real rate of return. Plus, by always adding and subtracting investments to your portfolio, youll find it difficult to follow the type of long-term, consistent, comprehensive strategy thats necessary to help you attain your objectives, such as saving for retirement. Starting too late. As an investor, youll find that time is one of your greatest allies. The earlier you start saving and investing for your goals, the better your chances of attaining them. Save early and save often may sound like a clich, but its good advice. Taking a time out from investing. Whether its a market slump, a political trauma, a natural disaster or some other event, you can always find a reason to head to the investment sidelines for a while until things cool off, straighten out or return to what seems like normal. Depending on your goals, not participating in the market may cause you to miss out on any opportunities that the market can present. At times, it can be tough to stay invested, but over the long run, a steady, disciplined approach can be a good strategy. Halloween comes and goes in a single day. But by steering clear of these menacing investment moves, you can help take some of the fear out of investing and make it a more productive experience. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at email@example.com. Alla Prima Painting Process WorkshopFrom beginners to experienced painters, teacher Carol McArdle will demonstrate alla prima style painting (wet on wet) November 5. Cost to Art League of Fort Myers members is $60, non-members $75. For more information and a materials list, call McArdle at 2674750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website is www.carolmcardle.com. I will demo alla prima painting and talk about my planning and thinking process and techniques I use when doing a painting, McArdle said in a press release. Students will be taught how to break their painting down into manageable steps. Never mastered thumbnail sketches? Learn some tricks to do a simple thumbnail sketch (a big help with values and composition). Find out how easy it is to do a loose, rough sketch with thin paint and a brush (instead of pencil or charcoal.) Everyone will be able to do at least one small painting alla prima in a loose style using the steps McArdle will teach. The simple techniques students will learn can be used both in plein air and alla prima painting The workshop takes place at The Art League of Fort Myers. January Wishmakers Ball Set To Benefit Make-A-Wish FoundationThe Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida has announced the 6th Annual Wishmakers Ball will be held on January 20 at the Hilton Naples located at 5111 Tamiami Trail North in Naples. The theme this year is a magical Black & White evening that will create a rainbow of wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions in the local community. Guests will have cocktails and hors doeuvres, followed by dinner and live entertainment provided by The Steve Chase Society. There will also be a wide array of silent and live auction items for bidders of every age and personality type. There are children facing life-threatening medical conditions in Southwest Florida who are waiting for their wishes to be granted. Events like the Wishmakers Ball are an essential part of making wishes come true, said Norm Wedderburn, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. We hope to raise enough funds through this event to grant the wishes of 11 children in the local community. Community involvement is needed to make the Wishmakers Ball a success. There are many ways to show support by becoming a sponsor, donating an auction item or attending the event, added Sandra Buxton, this years ball chair. The presenting sponsor for this years ball will be BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Other major sponsors include Arthrex, Vein Specialists, Dr. Laquis, Seminole Casino, First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Capital Bank, Avow Hospice, Norman Love Confections, Charlie McDonald Photography, Hilton Naples, and Soderquist Photography. To purchase a ticket, donate an auction item or request a sponsorship packet, call 992-9474. Tickets cost $200 per individual, $2,000 for tables of 10, and sponsorships are still available starting at $2,200. In keeping with the theme, guests are encouraged to wear black-and-white formal attire. RSVP to Lesley Colantonio at 9929474 or by emailing email@example.com. To find out more about the Wishmakers Ball, visit www.wishmakersball.net. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to make a donation, volunteer or become a wish sponsor, visit www.sfla.wish.org or call Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida at 992-9474. Free Estate Planning WorkshopsAttorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A. will present two Florida estate planning workshops on November 8 and 15 at 9 a.m. at two different locations. The November 8 workshop will be held at Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. The identical workshop will be held on November 15 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. New and partial-year residents will learn how Florida laws differ from other states and the advantages of declaring residency and updating their wills and trusts to Florida law. Also on the agenda are the federal budget crisis and the new Durable Power of Attorney law and how they impact Florida residents and their estate plans. Attendees are invited to bring a copy of their current estate planning documents and arrive at 8:30 a.m. to receive a confidential, complimentary review and written analysis of their documents. All attendees will receive a complimentary Florida Residency Guide and DVD. Michael B. Hill Craig R. Hersch Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201126 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. U.S. Postal Service Writing Contest WinnersStudents from Summit Christian School, Allen Park Elementary, Bayshore Elementary, Cape Coral Charter, Gulf Elementary, Gulf Middle, Spring Creek Elementary and Cypress Lake Middle entered a writing contest sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service. Fifteen finalists had their letters to Owney on display at the Owney Family Outing held at The Shell Factory on Saturday, October 15. Finalists were Isabella Colon, Elizabeth Gauthier, Dakota Wilson, Vanessa Rodriguez, Emmaline Risley, Anna Gibson, Madeline Pathak, Jonathan Luciemable, Arlyn Vela, Emily Cornell, Carly Seidle, Yuneisy Armand, Iris Garner, Cierrah Rose and Haley Rounsifer. Winners at the event chosen by voting were ages six to eight: first place Isabella Colon, Summit Christian; second place Anna Gibson, Cape Coral Charter; third place Elizabeth Gauthier, Allen Park Elementary. Ages nine to 12: first place Cierrah Rose, Gulf Elementary; second place Carly Seidle, Cypress Lake Middle; third place Arlyn Vela, Spring Creek Elementary. Cierrah Rose, Carly Seidle, Emmaline Risley, Isabella Colon and Anna Gibson with Postmaster Anne Murray Downtown Deli Holds Food DriveThe Downtown Deli & Market in Fort Myers is holding a food drive to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Drop off nonperishable food items such as canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, rice, cereal, canned meats, canned tuna, beans and pasta. Donations are accepted through November 11. The Downtown Deli & Market is located at 1617 Hendry Street, Suite 102 in Fort Myers historic River District. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 313-6500. Open House At High Tech CentralHigh Tech Central will hold an open house on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to tour the campus and see its modern training facilities at this free event. Activities will include fire and law enforcement demonstrations, free manicures, free car washes, free blood pressure checks, and program demonstrations. A barbecue will be held in the courtyard for a nominal charge and door prizes will be given throughout the day. The school offers over 30 career training programs, ranging from practical nursing, automotive technology, marine service technology, drafting, carpentry, plumbing, electronic technology, accounting, and cosmetology, to name a few. High Tech Central has been the leading provider of career training in Lee County for over 43 years and invites everyone to come investigate its programs. The school offers full-time day programs and part-time evening programs. Bright Futures scholarships are accepted and adults may be eligible for financial aid or scholarships. All students are assisted with job placement. The school, part of the School District of Lee County, is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Call 334-4544 or visit www.hightechcentral.org for more information. Family Math NightEdison State College will be hosting Family Math Night at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 14 in Building U, Room 102 on the Lee Campus. This is a free event for students in grades kindergarten through 10. Reservations are encouraged and can be done by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a family-oriented event that focuses on fun math games for students from grades K through 10, said Mary Robertson, professor of mathematics education, Edison State College. Learning mathematics successfully requires a joint effort between home and school, Robertson added. Research shows students who work cooperatively with their parents have higher academic achievement. The whole idea is to show parents and students that math is fun! Edison State College School of Education students created fun math games for participating students and their families. Robertson has been a mathematics teacher for the past 27 years, having taught middle school, high school and college level courses. Registration To BeginEdison State College students interested in taking spring courses can begin registering on Tuesday, October 25, with registration for the general public open on November 15. Full Spring and Spring A courses begin January 9, with Spring B scheduled for March 14. Seating for all courses is limited with a 50 percent enrollment increase the last three years, so students are encouraged to act fast to secure their desired course schedule. For more information about how to register visit www.edison.edu/future. For more information about Edison State College visit www.edison.edu or call 800-749-2322. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201127 M ichael B. Hill BC S F lorida Bar Board Certi ed W ills, Trusts & Estates Attorne y s Complimentary Written Trust AnalysisBring your current documents to the workshop at 8:30 a.m. for a complimentary written analysis Tuesday, November 8, 2011 9:00 a.m.Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. Fort Myers 33908Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:00 a.m. Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957 9100 C ollege Pointe C t., Fort M y ers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141 SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A.Attorneys at Law DO YOU HAVE ESTATE PLANNING QUESTIONS LIKE THESE? We Have Answers! All Attendees Will Receive A FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide Crai g R. Hersch, BCS Wi ll Power Aut h or Pr Pr es es en en te te d d by by : : R eserve your space. Ca ll : 239-425-9379 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My fifthgrade son, who is gifted, has too easy schoolwork. He does not have to study and finishes all his work in a flash but he is not happy about his work. I know this does not sound like a problem but it is because he is not enjoying school and not learning how to study hard to get a good grade. What do you think is going on? Emma J., via e-mail Emma, This is not an unusual situation for a gifted student. The needs of many gifted children are largely overlooked, some educational experts say. There is a pervasive myth that gifted kids will be fine on their own, said Jane Clarenbach, director of public education at the National Association for Gifted Children. The association estimates that there are about 3 million academically gifted students in the United States and most of these children spend at least 80 percent of their time in regular education classrooms. Many of these students already know as much as half of the material being covered at school, and the majority of their teachers have no specialized training in education for the gifted, according to the association. The most common problem is that they dont learn to work, said Maureen Neihart, a clinical child psychologist and coauthor of the book The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children. Children who earn good grades and high praise with relative ease may not learn how to try hard and to persevere when things are difficult. They begin to link their academic success with innate intelligence and fail to understand the role that consistent work and effort play in achievement. When schoolwork finally becomes demanding, usually in high school or college, they are often in for a shock and may lack the determination and self-confidence to succeed, Neihart said. This places them at risk for underachievement that can become a significant problem for these children. Some refuse to do the work that is asked of them; others rebel against school. Boys are two to three times more likely to underachieve than girls. Some students act out to make things more interesting, including becoming hostile toward their teachers and peers. Others melt into the woodwork in an attempt not to be noticed. In the most severe cases, children can develop school phobias, anxiety, or depression. The best learning takes place when you have to reach and have the supports to make the grab. We improve when we work at the edge of our competence, not when we stay in our comfort zone, Neihart said. Parents who suspect their child is gifted should trust their judgment about their childs abilities and approach the school to determine specifically what the childs needs are and how they can be met. It is best to start by talking to the childs teachers and move on to the principal if necessary. For more information on underachieving gifted students visit www.nagc.org. 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 email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Lee Educators Recognized As Outstanding Students, parents, teaching colleagues, administrators and other Lee County citizens demonstrated their support of teachers and public education by submitting more than 2,000 Golden Apple Teacher nomination forms to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, recognizing those teachers as outstanding. Nearly half of the teachers in the district were nominated by someone in the community for special recognition; there were 2,095 teachers nominated out of more than 5,100 teachers in the School District of Lee County. Nominated teachers received a congratulatory letter encouraging them to take part in the Golden Apple selection process. All teachers who submit an application for the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program also have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship at Florida Gulf Coast University to further their teaching educations. The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program was created with the objective of recognizing and elevating the status of teachers and the teaching profession in Lee County. Each year, the program begins with an invitation to the community to nominate teachers they feel are deserving of special recognition for what they do in their classroom every day. Through a selection process, six teachers are selected as Golden Apples and recognized with hundreds of other educators at the Annual Golden Apple Banquet. Major sponsors of the 25th Annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program are CenturyLink, Chicos FAS Inc., Lee Memorial Health System, Manhattan Construction Company Inc., The News-Press Media Group, WellsFargo and WINK-TV. For more information about this program, call Janelle Beaber at 337-0433 or email Janelle@leeschoolfoundation.org.
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201128 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. Residential and Commerci al Licensed, Bonded, Insured 239-464-4746 firstname.lastname@example.org om Jamee F erousGood Honest Cleaning Squeaky Clean LL C Junior League Accepting Grant ApplicationsThe Junior League of Fort Myers is accepting applications for 20112012 Community Mini-Grants. Since 1966, The Junior League has been committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the local community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. To that end, Junior League supports local nonprofit organizations having 501(c)3 status, in the process of obtaining 501(c)3 status, or under the umbrella of an agency with 501(c)3 status) by awarding mini-grant funding for projects consistent with the Junior Leagues focus on women and children within the local community, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Nonprofit organizations that meet the above guidelines and who consent to the grant agreement are invited to submit an application. The league will review the applications and award a total of five grants of up to $3,000. Applications must be received in the league office by 5 p.m. February 1. Grants will be awarded approximately 60 days after the application due date. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Verification of delivery is the responsibility of the applicant; the Junior League will not notify applicants of receipt of applications. Return applications to: Junior League of Fort Myers, Attention: Helping Hands Chair, 12995 South Cleveland Avenue, Suite 157, Fort Myers, Florida 33907; email is email@example.com For more information about the Junior League, call 277-1197 or visit online at www.jlfm.org. Airport TrafficDuring September, 351,881 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 6.1 percent compared to September 2010. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 2.7 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in September was Delta with 77,595 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (56,546), Southwest (53,164), JetBlue (43,595) and U.S. Airways (34,532). Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,412 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 7.2 percent compared to September 2010. Page Field saw 5,237 movements, a 7.7 percent decrease from September 2010. In addition, more than 2.6 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in September 2011, an increase of 2 percent compared to September 2010. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2010 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto www.flylcpa.com. Award Honors Planned Giving And Philanthropy ProfessionalThe American Red Cross of Lee County presented Marcia Hobe last week with its annual Legacy Award at Cypress Lake Country Club. Hobe accepted the award at a breakfast ceremony attended by her family, U.S. Trust coworkers and dozens of area friends and business professionals including six prior Legacy Award recipients. Each year, the Lee County Red Cross recognizes one community member who has made outstanding contributions in the promotion of planned giving and philanthropic endeavors. This person represents great ethical practices, judgment and service to their clients. Hobe is a senior vice president and senior trust officer at U.S. Trust. She has 38 years of trust experience, all with U.S. Trust and its predecessors in Fort Myers. She was appointed senior trust officer in 2003 and was most recently recognized as one of the highest-performing teams at U.S. Trust. Hobe earned her associates degree at Edison Community College and is a graduate of the Florida Trust School. Through her dedication and commitment to the community, Hobe has served on the board of several organizations and continues to be active through her passion for giving back to the community. Hobe served as the 2002-2003 United Way Campaign Chair, 2009 Co-Chair Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Lee County Laureate, currently serves on the Planned Giving Council and is a past member of the Estate Planning Council of Lee County. Marcia Hobe honored with Red Cross Legacy Award Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org
29 THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 2011Hope Clubhouse Celebrates Grand Opening Of New HomeHope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida will celebrate the grand opening of its new home in Fort Myers Tuesday, November 8, at an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The 2,800-square-foot facility at 3602 Broadway Avenue was purchased for the nonprofit by Hope Clubhouse board member Kathryne King and her husband John S. King of Fort Myers Beach. Kappy and John King recognize the valuable service that Hope Clubhouse is providing in helping to rehabilitate those living with mental illness in our community. We cant thank them enough for their ongoing support and encouragement, said Hope Clubhouse Executive Director Debra Webb. The Kings purchased the building in December for $175,000. This has been a dream of ours to be able to help people in our area living with mental illness. If this clubhouse had been available when our children were in the initial stages of mental illness, it would have been such a blessing, Kappy King said. Were so happy to be able to give a contribution to help. It will make a huge impact in our area and encourage others to give. The facility has undergone major renovations during the past few months, paid for by grants from the Ned & Claiborne Foulds Foundation, SENnetwork SENergy Project, The Rotary Club of Fort Myers, The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, The Kiwanis Club Gateway to the Islands, and the Lee County Commission through a Community Development Block Grant. The renovations include a full culinary unit for meal preparation and dining; snack bar for snacks, coffee and drinks; a business unit with computer stations for data entry, newsletters, grant applications and other clerical work; bank area for budgeting, cost analysis and financing; and office space for other administrative functions, all handled by members of Hope Clubhouse. Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida is a model of rehabilitation for people living with severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and clinical depression. It opened its doors in March 2010 and has 59 members. Hope Clubhouse, the only one of its kind in Southwest Florida, fills a significant gap in the mental health system by offering opportunities for meaningful work, education, friendships and access to housing in a supportive, caring and dignified community setting. Hope Clubhouse is one of more than 350 clubhouse programs worldwide based on the principle that meaningful work is critical in bringing positive change to the lives of those living with mental illness. Clubhouse staff help members, as they are called, to develop work skills to enable them to return to productive employment in the community. Mental health disorders represent five of the top 10 leading causes of disability worldwide, amounting to nearly one-third of the disability in the world. According to the World Health Organization, one in every four people develops one or more mental disorders at some stage in life. In Lee County alone, that could be 150,000 individuals. The problems associated with recovery for people living with mental illness are especially prevalent in Florida. According to a 2008 mental health survey completed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the state of Florida ranks 49th in the nation in the delivery of mental health services. For more information, visit www.hopeclubhouse.org. Plantation Shutters Marcia Feeney Cindy Malszycki Jeanie TinchDesigners: Voted Best 2007-2011 HH OO MM EE I I NN TT EE RR II OO RR SS GulfCoast.DecoratingDen.comYour Sanibel Hunter Douglas Rep.all lines! Windows, Furniture, Rugs, Accessories Complimentary In-home Consultations Hope Clubhouse front, 3602 Broadway Avenue in Fort Myers New kitchen of Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida
THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201130 Dr. DaveVaccinesby Dr. Dave HepburnIm not going! Please Billy. Its just one little poke and itll all be over before you know it. I dont want a needle! But it will make you healthy and strong and wont let those nasty bugs make you sick. I dont care. I brought Mr Muffycakes. He wants a shot too. I dont care. Well get some bubblegum ice cream, your favor... Its gonna hurt! If you do this, Billy, Ill crawl into bed with you tonight and read Peter Rabbit. Well, sweetheart, now youre talking. Lets get this over with. I gotta get back to the office anyway. And dont forget the bunny ears tonight. Love the ears, babe. Its not just kids who need vaccines. Mature adults and men also need to look at their vaccine status. Medical science is creating an increasing number of immunizations for adults, helping them avoid life-threatening diseases in middle-age and opportunistic infections when theyre older. Getting immunized is a lifelong, lifeprotecting job. In addition to flu and travel vaccines, here are a few you might want to check on: Dtap or Tdap: Youll want to tap into this one if youve not had a pertussis/ tetanus/diphtheria booster in a while. The old 10-year booster rule for tetanus still stands. Every time you come into the office with a bite, burn or booboo, well use it as an excuse to ask if you recall when you last had a tetanus booster. You will lie to us and say, Just last week! because you are what we scientifically refer to as wimps. But tetanus continues to claim lives in North America, and it shouldnt. However, it is the pertussis booster that is catching our attention of late. Though contracting whooping cough may not be as serious for a healthy 40-yearold as it is for a healthy 40-day-old, it is a growing problem in our huge happy herd. A one-time booster for adults younger than 65 is on the books now, particularly if they have an infestation of kids in their homes. Zoster: A name like zoster should be derived from something macho like the Norse God of Flatus or perhaps a leader of the Zosts, a horde of hirsute herpetic Huns. Alas, it simply comes from the Greek for girdle, an item that tends not to adorn lingerie drawers for most guys of the male species. Shingles, which owes its painful existence to the herpes zoster bug, is like half a tight girdle around the body. Those aged 60 or beyond should get a zooster booster. HPV: Help Preserve Victory from genital warts and cervical cancer and stuff. Gardisil or Cervarix are two of the first cancer vaccines in what promises to be a host of cancer vaccines being brewed up to deal with cancers of the prostate, breast and for melanomas. HPV is the vaccine that Texas governor Rick Perry wishes he had never heard of but, if one of the drug companies who make this HPV vaccine donates $5,000 to my campaign (I am running for vice president of my house), I will suggest that every woman up to age 26 have this vaccine. For $10,000 I will make a recommendation that every boy should do the same. (Currently, the addition of young men to this vaccine protocol is being considered by CDC.) Pneumococcal (PPSV23): Is for everyone above age 65 or those who have yet to get to that age and are trying not to by smoking. Yes, all smokers along with those who have chronic lung disease (including asthma), cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, liver diseases, alcoholism, kidney failure, and even those who have had cochlear implants should get the vaccine that prevents the nasty pneumococcs from planting themselves in your blood, brain or lungs. Worse yet, they could get in your ears causing you to lose your... cottontail. 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. 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 am a very active senior woman who is involved in a number of social groups at church and in the community. One of my jobs involves phoning members to remind them of our meetings and other activities. I have a problem that is very annoying and I want to share. No matter what time of day I call, they are not available. Many do not have answering machines, so it requires extra calling. But the ones that are truly annoying are the husbands who refuse to take messages or the ones who take the message and forget or wont pass it along. Why are some husbands so mean and miserable or irresponsible? It makes my volunteer job very time-consuming, always having to return so many calls? Dawn Dear Dawn, Most men are not accustomed to taking messages and they refuse to take messages in retirement, even for their wives. Others who are willing just seem to get the facts mixed up. Others dont hear, hate to use phones and other senior men may just have forgetfulness due to medicines they are taking, or maybe some have dementia. Living in the senior world is a little different, but younger people also forget to give messages, but they are forgiven because they are just so busy. Lizzie Dear Dawn, Annoying, yes irresponsible, maybe mean and miserable, not so sure. From kids to grownups and from business to homes, many phone messages are not given to the appropriate person. It seems to me that it is an occupational or vocational hazard. Focus on the positive; at least you can enjoy a great group of friends and an active social life, unlike many. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com deaRPharmacistPlantar Fasciitis: Healing Painful Heelsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have plantar fasciitis causing terrible heel pain and my doctor says it will take a year to heal. Is there anything I can do to speed that up? PD, Sanibel, Florida You have my sympathy because Ive been dealing with plantar fasciitis myself for the past three months. Its the price I paid for stomping too hard in Zumba class. Plantar fasciitis is usually caused by a pulling of the long ligament, the plantar fascia, which runs along the bottom of your foot. It may hurt all the time, or just act up while walking and running. The inflammation announces itself as a dull or stabbing pain. When it flares up, it can feel like youve planted your heels on a sharp knife! Typically, doctors recommend applying ice and taking oral anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or naproxen, or injections of corticosteroids. Getting off your feet certainly helps! You can get custommade orthotics from your podiatrist (or other physician) that insert into your shoes and offer more support for your feet. I bought an inexpensive gel insert at my local pharmacy and that helped a little bit. You can learn some exercises to stretch out and relax the inflamed tissues in your feet. So, there you have it. The typical treatment experience includes medications, stretching exercise, orthotics and ice packs. Wearing supportive shoes are important. While I dont recommend this for everyone, I personally found that wearing high heels takes the pressure off my heel, and puts it on the ball of my foot. For a while, it was the only way I could find relief, but this does not work for most people, especially men, LOL. The stretching, ice packs and yoga helped me, but my best relief might surprise you. It was acupuncture. Seriously! You would think heel pain was enough, but imagine needles going into the area! Well no joke, this did the trick for me. And a study confirms what I already know. Scientists in Greece at the University of Athens published their findings last summer. They tested two groups of athletes with plantar fasciitis. Both groups received conventional treatments, but only one group received acupuncture. Those who got needled experienced significantly more relief after just a matter of weeks. The researchers concluded that acupuncture should be considered as a major therapeutic instrument for the decrease of heel pain, combined with traditional medical approaches. The earlier you begin acupuncture, the better. You can locate an acupuncturist at www.acufinder.com or ask your doctor for a recommendation. If you have access to a chiropractor or physical therapist, ultrasound is beneficial. I also believe in herbs such as calendula, ginger, bromelain and turmeric as dietary supplements. You can also massage the area with tea tree oil or arnica cream. DID YOU KNOW: Pregnant women in the U.S. who want to know if they are carrying a baby with Down syndrome can now take a blood test called MaterniT21 rather than doing amniocentesis. 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. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 31, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The pitter-patter of all those Sheep feet means that youre out and about, rushing to get more done. Thats fine, but slow down by the weekend so you can heed some important advice. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre in charge of your own destiny these days, and, no doubt, youll have that Bulls-eye of yours right on target. But dont forget to make time for family events. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared for a power struggle that you dont want. Look to the helpful folks around you for advice on how to avoid it without losing the important gains youve made. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulations! Youre about to claim your hard-earned reward for your patience and persistence. Now, go out and enjoy some fun and games with friends and family. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find it difficult to shake off that listless feeling. But be patient. By weeks end, your spirits will perk up and youll be your perfectly purring self again. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A problem with a co-worker could prove to be a blessing in disguise when a superior steps in to investigate and discovers a situation that could prove helpful to you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) This is a favorable time to move ahead with your plans. Some setbacks are expected, but theyre only temporary. Pick up the pace again and stay with it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your creativity is recognized and rewarded. So go ahead and claim what youve earned. Meanwhile, that irksome and mysterious situation soon will be resolved. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new associate brings ideas that the wise Sagittarian quickly will realize can benefit both of you. Meanwhile, someone from the workplace makes an emotional request. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) It might be a good idea to ease up on that hectic pace and spend more time studying things youll need to know when more opportunities come later in November. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A relatively quiet time is now giving way to a period of high activity. Face it with the anticipation that it will bring you some welldeserved boons and benefits. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Go with the flow, or make waves? Its up to you. Either way, youll get noticed. However, make up your own mind. Dont let anyone tell you what choices to make. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to examine everything before you agree to accept what youre told. Your need for truth keeps all those around you honest. On Nov. 6, 1854, John Philip Sousa, The March King, is born in Washington, D.C. Following the Civil War, Sousa served a seven-year apprenticeship in the Marine Band, then went on to compose 136 marches, including The Washington Post (1889) and Stars And Stripes Forever (1896). On Oct. 31, 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, is published. The book was the first collection of Holmes stories. University of Edinburgh teacher Dr. Joseph Bell partly inspired Doyles character Sherlock Holmes. On Nov. 2, 1902, engineer Andrew Riker delivers the first four-cylinder, gaspowered Locomobile -a 12-horsepower Model C made of manganese, bronze and heat-treated steel -to a buyer in New York City. At $4,000, the elegant, luxurious touring car was built for wealthy patrons. On Nov. 4, 1928, Arnold Rothstein, New Yorks most notorious gambler, is shot and killed during a poker game at the Park Central Hotel in Manhattan. Police made arrests after following his trail of blood back to a suite where a group of men were playing cards. On Nov. 5, 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is re-elected for an unprecedented third term as president of the United States, with the promise of maintaining American neutrality in foreign wars. The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt requested, and received, a declaration of war against Japan. On Nov. 1, 1959, Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first NHL goaltender to wear a full facemask. Despite the coachs objection, Plante put his foot down, pointing out that hed already had four broken noses, a broken jaw, two broken cheekbones and almost 200 stitches in his head. On Nov. 3, 1976, Carrie, a horror film starring Sissy Spacek and based on Stephen Kings 1974 best-selling first novel, opens in theaters around the United States. The film tells the story of high-school outcast Carrie White, who uses her telekinetic powers to exact a violent revenge on her teenage tormenters on prom night. It was 20th-century Canadian-American economist John Kenneth Galbraith who made the following sage observation: Faced with the choice between changing ones mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. The original jack-o-lanterns were turnips, not pumpkins. The custom began in Ireland, where residents hollowed out and carved faces into large turnips for the Celtic harvest festival of Samhain. The turnips, placed on windowsills, were believed to ward off evil spirits. In Scotland, young men would dress in white and blacken their faces in an imitation of the dead. Peter the Great was known during his reign in the late 17th and early 18th centuries as Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias. In order to raise money, he taxed just about anything he could think of, including births, burials, chimneys and even beards. By law, if you are planning to build in Washington, D.C., the edifice must be no taller than the Capitol building. You probably know that physicist Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize. You might not realize, however, that the prize was for his work on the photoelectric effect of light, not for his more famous theory of relativity. If you are like the average American woman, you will spend a grand total of 60 days of your life in the practice of removing body hair. In 2010, the record for the worlds largest pumpkin was broken. The Atlantic giant pumpkin, grown by Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wisc., weighed in at the Stillwater Harvest Fest at a whopping 1,810.5 pounds. You must learn from the mistakes of others. You cant possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. -Sam Levenson THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY1. RELIGION: Which religious text is divided into chapters called suras? 2. HISTORY: When did the War of 1812 end? 3. TELEVISION: The character Jim Phelps starred in what long-running spy drama? 4. MUSIC: What kind of instrument is a dulcimer? 5. MONEY: What is the standard currency of Vietnam? 6. FAMOUS PEOPLE: Who was Time Magazines Person of the Century in 1999? 7. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Baltic Sea located? 8. ANATOMY: What is necrosis? 9. NATURAL WORLD: Where is the geyser Old Faithful located? 10. MOVIES: What 1970s lms theme song was titled Evergreen? TRIVIA TEST1. Quran 2. 1815 3. Mission: Impossible 4. Stringed instrument played with hammers 5. Dong 6. Albert Einstein 7. Northern Europe 8. Death of body tissue 9. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 10. A Star is Born. ANSWERS PUZZLE ANSWERS THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201132 SPORTS QUIZ1. Which franchise has won the most World Series: the Giants or the Pirates? 2. Name the rst athlete to be named all-Ivy League in both baseball and basketball. 3. Only two NFL players have each tallied 10,000 yards receiving with one quarterback. Name the receivers and the quarterback. 4. When was the last time before Evan Turner in 2010 that an Ohio State mens basketball player won The Associated Press Player of the Year award? 5. In the 2010-11 season, Boston goaltender Tim Thomas set an NHL record for save percentage with a .938. Who had held the mark? 6. When did soccer great Pele play his last of cial North American Soccer League game? 7. How many championship ghts was Joe Louis involved in during his heavyweight boxing career?1. The Giants have won six World Series; the Pirates have captured ve. 2. Current New York Mets pitcher Chris Young. 3. Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne, both catching passes from Indianapolis Peyton Manning. 4. Gary Bradds, in 1964. 5. Buffalos Dominik Hasek had a .937 save percentage in 1998-99. 6. The NASL championship game in 1977. 7. Twenty-seven. ANSWERS
Cape Coral Office Of Southwest Florida Addiction Services Celebrates 20 Years Of ProgressThe staff and board members of Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) will celebrate the 20-year anniversary next month of the Cape Coral, where thousands of Cape Coral residents have started on the road to recovery. An open house is slated for Wednesday, November 9, from 4 to 6 p.m., at 1105 Cultural Park Boulevard. Tours and refreshments will be served and there will be remarks from SWFAS leadership. We are excited to show the progress weve made in serving the people of Cape Coral over the past two decades, said SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis. The Cape Coral facility was built with state funds and dedicated November 10, 1991, when it was owned by another treatment program, Outreach Inc. Three years later, Outreach closed its doors and reached an agreement for SWFAS to assume Outreachs debt and ownership of the building as long as it was used for treating people with substance use disorders. The facility is built on land owned by the City of Cape Coral under a land lease. More than 7,100 youngsters and adults have since passed through its doors to receive assessments and access outpatient substance abuse treatment and classes in anger management and violence diversion. Juvenile Drug Court participants also attend weekly counseling sessions as a court-ordered alternative to a detention center, while parents attend weekly therapy sessions. We recognize the need for more services in Lee Countys largest city so weve gladly made space available in our building for other nonprofits, Lewis said. More than a dozen agencies now offer services from the SWFAS facility either full-time or part-time under its additional designation as a United Way House. Agencies that offer services at the United Way House include Lee Mental Health Center, Lee County Juvenile Drug Court, Literacy Volunteers of Lee County, Childrens Advocacy Center, CCMI and its Everyday Caf and Marketplace, Lutheran Services of Florida, NAMI, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and various substance abuse recovery groups. Cape Coral residents now can access everything from food and job searches to mental health and substance abuse counseling without leaving Cape Coral, Lewis said. More than 6,000 people each year, ages nine to 90, start on the road to recovery with the nationally acclaimed SWFAS programs, including residential and outpatient facilities for both adults and adolescents in five locations in Lee County and two in Hendry County. Detoxification services are offered for adults, as well as prevention programming and an Employee Assistance Program for about 60 Southwest Florida businesses. Services are not free, however. Payment plans are available and, in many cases, private insurance may cover some of the cost of treatment. Some prevention and treatment services are partially supported by Lee County and state funding to help incomeeligible residents. SWFAS is a United Way agency. For more information about the open house, call 772-1211. For more information about SWFAS, visit www.swfas.org. SWFAS Cape Coral Office at 1105 Cultural Park Boulevard SWFAS Cape Coral Milestones Food Bank Needs Help To Supply 9,000 TurkeysThe publics help is needed for the Harry Chapin Food Bank to provide 9,000 turkeys to its participating agencies throughout Southwest Florida for distribution to families for their Thanksgiving dinners. Thousands of families in Southwest Florida wont have a traditional dinner because they cant afford to purchase the turkey and trimmings. The Harry Chapin Food Bank would like to find partners to assist by planning a drive to collect turkeys or cash so it can provide them to children, seniors, and their families. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. Anyone who can help with this endeavor should call Marta Hodson at the food bank, 334-7007, ext. 132, or email email@example.com and let her know youll assist with a Turkey Drive. Funds and turkeys need to be received by November 20. For more information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org. Free Autism Screening For Children The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age. The next screening will be held November 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cape Coral Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral. It is estimated that one in every 150 children is diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The ASD screening is conducted by the Neurosciences Center at The Childrens Hospital under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon, MD. The screenings are administered by an advanced registered nurse practitioner with extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, call-343-6838. Support GroupA support group specifically for families of nursing home and assisted-living facility residents will meet on November 15 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 101, Fort Myers. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns, and questions families face as they cope with placing a loved one in a long-term care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted-living residents at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, call 437-3007. CATS & DOGS Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201133
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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY AUTO FOR SALE MISC. FOR SALE FICTITIOUS NAME COMMERCIAL SPACETHE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201136 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. 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Please send a brief letter/resume to: firstname.lastname@example.orgNR 10/21 CC 10/28 MEDICAL ASSISTANTPART-TIME, SEASONAL DR. LAMOTTAS OFFICE. Experience required, familiar with EKG, PFT, PT/INR, etc. Multi-tasking, assist with patient care and triage. Fax resume to 239-395-2499 NS 10/21 BM 11/11 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or email@example.comRS 10/28 NC TFN HELP WANTEDThe Sanibel Museum & Village is currently seeking applicants for the Part-Time position of: Museum Manager. Work Schedule: October 1 through August 31, Wednesdays through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. October through April: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May through August. Terms/Salary: No bene ts/ range from low to mid 30K. Skills: Excellent people skills, exceptional computer skills, excellent writing skills. Must be well organized and capable of multi-tasking. Must have positive assertiveness and initiative. Must have a vision and passion for growing all facets of the Museum helping it meet its Mission. Must have excellent Management skills. Some examples of required responsibilities: Scheduling of docents, opening/closing of Museum, writing publicity articles for local newspapers and magazines, writing grants, record keeping for admissions and membership dues, writing newsletters to the Docents and membership, data inputting for Museum collections and membership using Past Perfect software, web-site management, coordinating efforts with the Board of Directors who are volunteers and have their own responsibilities, and coordinating efforts with a part-time Business manager for all nancial record keeping. 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Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.RR 10/28 CC 11/18 MARY ALICE HADLEY HAND PAINTED STONEWARE POTTERYA complete service for 10 to 12 in everything from mugs, plates, bowls, and many extra pieces. Serving plates, pitchers, butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, bean pot, candlesticks, you name it. The complete set would retail for over $2500, buy it for $900. All Hadley pottery is painted, glazed and then kilnred at 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly resistant to chipping and scratching. It is lead-free and oven, microwave and dishwasher-safe. Each hand-crafted pottery piece is signed by an artist trained by a protege of Mary Alice Hadley, and is the mark of genuine Hadley stoneware. Call 466-4707. RS 10/28 NC 11/18 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The fictitious name of RECYCLED ORIGINS, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 3517 SE 10th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33904 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 28th Day of October 2011. Nicole Zuchegno NR 10/28 CC 10/28 READ THE RIVER ONLINE:www.IslandSunNews.com FOR RENTSpace for rent. Immediate occupancy. 2,100 sq. ft. 459 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Lighthouse end. Call 239-558-5230. RS 10/28 BM 11/4
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL SEASONAL RENTAL ANNUAL/SEASONAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website www.remax-oftheislands.com Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNTHE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201137 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt RS 5/13 NC TFNIsabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.comFor Information And Showings Please Call McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000KEY WEST STYLE HOME AT THE BAY IN FORT MYERS BEACH (5/4/2) Fully furnished including a boat, etc. Asking $1,190,000WALK TO BEACH1 BR/BA. Female non smoker. Share house. $500/month includes utilities. One small pet okay. 239-699-8741.RS 8/5 BM TFN WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234RR 9/16 CC TFN The River EMAIL: Ads@RiverWeekly.com SANIBEL APARTMENT FOR RENT1 bedroom, 1 bath duplex. Washer/dryer; modern kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave. GREAT location walk to shops, bank, restaurants, while on a quiet street. $1,150/month includes all utilities except elec., tel. & cable. Call 395-8774.NS 9/30 CC TFN TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN FOR SALE TRAILERPeriwinkle Park 30 Trailer with attached 20x10 screen room, furnished, cozy and clean, appliances, garden area, paver parking. Reduced price. Motivated to sell. 727-207-5787. Paradise!RR 10/21 CC 10/28 Piling home, 2/2 remodeled, UF, w/d, beach access $1,450/mo. Duplex, 2/1 UF, remodeled, walk to beach. $900/mo. Beachview CC Gorgeous. 3/2, Paver Pool. Updated. $2,300/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo.472-6747Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 10/21 BM TFN HOME SWAPWe have a cute 1 bdrm. cottage on beautiful Bowen Island. BC. Canada. 15 min. ferry ride to Vancouver, drive to Whistler Mtn. to ski. Car avail. also. We need 1 bdrm condo/cottage on Sanibel/Captiva for 2-4 wks. Dates exible. www.bowenisland.org 604-765-7983 email@example.comNR 10/21 CC 11/11 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Pr iced at $83,200. Ground rent $5,800/yr. 239-209-1869 or Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com.RR 10/28 CC TFN CLOSE TO SANIBEL & FM BEACH 2BR/2BA, 2nd oor, end unit w/lanai. Very clean & bright. Pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. $800 per month 239-851-4921 or 887-0834. RR 10/28 CC 11/4 NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYANNUAL RENTALNearest islands, Davis Road area. 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath, with pool, townhome. $625 per month. Phone 239-472-3071NR 10/28 CC 11/4 HUGE NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALEMcGregor Woods. South Ft Myers off McGregor Blvd. Saturday, Nov. 19thNS 10/28 NC 11/18 MULTI-FAMILYSat, Oct. 29, 7:30 a.m. sharp. Household, jewelry, glassware, plants, pictures, collectibles and much more. 590 Boulder, W. Gulf Dr. past Rabbit, right on E. Rocks, left on Boulder. No early sales or inquiries.NR 10/28 CC 10/28 BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCT 3012-4 #1314 ISABEL DRIVE (Periwinkle to Bailey to Bay to Isabel) 150 Bayfront. Nearly 1/2 acre on islands most prestigious drive. Over 4000 sq. feet. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, den, fam room w/stone replace, nanny quarters, formal dining. Walls of windows with bay front pool enhancing perfect water views. $2,295,000 www.1314isabeldr.com Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 www.TeamSanibel.com RR 10/28 BM 10/28 SANIBEL RENTAL2-3 BR, 6 mos min, 1 yr, lease/purchase, on market no problem. 1 adult 2 children. Can offer maintenance, property management, etc. House sitting an option. 239-322-8642NR 10/28 CC 11/4
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 28, 201138
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SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point FREE a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance FoundationShell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.2011 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-1946-11 Nov.1,8,15 Three Great American Women Artists The Academy of Lifelong Learning presents a three-session course that examines the life and major artistic contributions of each of these important female artists.Nov.1Session 1, Mary Cassatt from 2pm to 4pm. $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Nov.8Session 2, Georgia OKeefe from 2pm to 4pm. $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Nov.15Session 3, Louise Nevelson from 2pm to 4pm. $10. Call (239) 454-2054.Nov.2&8Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131.Nov.3 Create Your Own Holiday Card With Doug McGregor from 10:15am to 2:15pm. Stretch your creativity and amaze your family and friends this holiday season as you create your own holiday card with one of Fort Myers favorite creative individuals. Lunch and supplies will be provided. $20. Call (239) 454-2054.Nov.4&6Global Perspectives for the 21st Century presented by The Village Church at Shell Point This World Focus Weekend event will help develop a global perspective and a passion for what God is doing in other areas of the world. The featured speaker is Stuart McAllister with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Questions, call (239) 454-2147. For times and topics visit shellpoint.org/events.Nov.4&5 Craft Bazaar from 10am to 3pm. The Shell Point Crafters Group annual Shell Point Holiday Craft Bazaar welcomes the public to view and purchase a variety of crafts, art, and jewelry handmade by the many talented artists at Shell Point. Admission is free. Info call (239) 454-2054.Nov.7 Southwest Florida Symphony presents Schumann and Brahms at 7:30pm. Maestro Michael Hall has programmed three masterpieces from the great 19th century Romantic composers. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, please call (239) 454-2067.Nov.11 Shell Point Open Golf Tournamentat 7:30am. Shell Points 8th annual charity Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, will be held at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. The tournament will raise funds for the not-for-profit Waterside Medical Complex which offers medical and healthcare services to residents of Shell Point and the surrounding community. The cost to play is $125 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bags, prize opportunities, breakfast, and lunch. To play, call (239) 466-8484. FREE The public is invited and many of these events are (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Nov. 1-152011 Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE FREEVisit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! THE RIVER OCTOBER 28, 201140