River weekly news
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VOL. 10, NO. 46 NOVEMBER 25, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com The Edison and Ford Winter Estates is open year-round, seven days a week, offering traditional tours and creative programs to expand the usage by visitors and community members. The interpretation of the site honors the legacy 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 continued on page 3Edison & Ford Annual Event, Program And Class Calendar Edison & Ford Holiday Nights Tickets On Sale For Holiday HouseAdvance tickets are on sale for the Fort Myers Womans Community Clubs 55th annual Holiday House. Holiday House has something for everyone, said co-chair Beth Schultz. In addition to walking through these two festively decorated homes and grounds, children can visit Santa each evening at the Langford-Kingston home. A variety of local music and dance groups will provide entertainment each evening. The 15-night schedule includes performances by local dance troupes, school choruses, jazz and brass bands, orchestras and more. The holiday favorite Singing Christmas Tree is also scheduled for four nights in its new location on the corner of First and Fowler Streets. According to Holiday House Co-Chair Linda Burkey, tickets are available at continued on page 3 Believe is the theme for this years Holiday House Lee County Farmers MarketsEating locally grown and produced foods is good for the area economy and great for your health. Lee County boasts several farmers markets that offer chemicalfree and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market under the U.S. 41 Caloosahatchee bridge, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, BBQ, flowers and plants. Call 321-7100 or go to cityftmyers.com. Friday: Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market under the Sky Bridge between Second and Third Streets, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. November to April, rain or shine. Fruits and vegetables, flowers, seafood, baked goods, snack foods and plants. Call 765-0202 or go to fortmyersbeachfl.gov. Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. November to May. Fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, soaps, jams and seafood. Call 533-7275. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, continued on page 16 GreenMarket at Alliance for the Arts is on SaturdaysThe Latest News On The Kanzius Cancer Projectby Jim GeorgeRecent headlines in national publications have had particular focus on various cancer research projects around the country. Researchers are approaching the disease from all angles in an effort to stem the tide of mortality from this killer. But locally all eyes are focused on the technology developed by islander John Kanzius where research has been intense for the past six years both at MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.Kanzius died in February 2009 of a rare leukemia. His wife Marianne now leads the project. Kanzius invented a radio frequency (RF) device which when used with targeted nanoparticles (injectable microscopic metal particles combined with a targeting molecule) could be an effective treatment to kill cancer cells without damaging non-cancerous cells. The device generates external non-invasive radio waves. The nanoparticles are so small and targeted that they can be absorbed directly into the tumor and/or attach to the cancer cells and then be heated by the radio waves, killing the cancer cells and leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike current methods of treatment, the Kanzius procedure has no side effects based on the research to date.In a telephone interview, lead researcher Dr. Steve Curley of MD Anderson said they are in high gear with 15 researchers dedicated to the project, six papers scheduled to come out soon in medical journals for peer review and the humansized RF device expected to be completed sometime in early 2012. The focus of the papers is on both liver and pancreatic cancer, the two most deadly types. The goal is still the same, Curley continued on page 27 Happy Thanksgiving


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowLazy Bar 11 Savings Clubby Gerri ReavesIn the late 1950s, the First National Bank at First and Hendry took childrens banking seriously by appointing a special Saturday-morning teller for the Lazy Bar 11 Savings Club. Genevieve Smith Bowen was the first and perhaps the only teller to have the distinction. She remembers sitting in a big wooden booth with a sign over it. Kids brought their pockets full of change to her, and she collected the money and updated the bank books. The special teller service gave young savers a taste of the adult banking experience. It was also good business strategy, to educate children in the philosophy of saving and to cultivate future customers. What Bowen recalls most vividly about her teller duties was the follow-up. She had to hand count and roll up the profusion of change, a bit of a chore in those days before coin-counting and coin-rolling machines. Children who participated in the savings club received a membership card and pin. The ones in the photo belonged to Bowens daughter, Beverly Ann, who was such a young member that now she cannot recall anything about the club. The still-bright membership button affirms that the bearer is a full-fledged cow puncher in good standing of the Lazy Bar 11. A note at the bottom of the card refers to the members-only secret codes on the back. The savings club was promoted on the bank-sponsored Lazy Bar 11 show on WINK-TV, hosted by Vernon Lundquist. Dressed in cowboy regalia on the set of the Lazy Bar 11 Ranch, Lundquist introduced movies featuring Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Johnny Mack Brown, and other big western stars. He also talked to his after-school audience about the savings club. It was a hometown, personal type of commercial. WINK had been on the air only a few years, having debuted in March 1954 as Southwest Floridas first television station. Before becoming a full-time bank employee, Genevieve Bowen had watched that television show when she was in high school. Although she was older than the shows intended audience, she watched because TV was such a novelty that it didnt matter what was on. Watching anything at all, even boxing matches with her father, was thrilling because the technology was new. Walk down to the historic First National Bank building and imagine the Saturday morning rush as children lined up with their pennies, nickels, and bank books at the First National Bank. Then take a short walk to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about downtown banking and local television shows in the 1950s and 1960s. Be sure to ask about the schedule of exciting Escorted Day Trips and see the exhibit, Learning from Modernism: A Celebration of Mid-Century Design, co-hosted by the American Institute of Architects, FLASW. For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Continue your 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. 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: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and http:// www.enotes.com/topic/WINK-TV#History. Cow puncher Beverly Ann Bowen was one of many children to be issued a membership card and button for the Lazy Bar 11 Savings Clubphoto by Gerri Reaves In this 1950s photo, the First National Bank at First and Hendry is visible behind the Wimberlys Drug Store sign on the right. The bank sponsored the Lazy Bar 11 childrens show on WINK-TV to promote its savings club. 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: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Emilie Alfino PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 20112


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 20113 Restaurant | Catering | Market | Open 7 days a week DINE: 11 a.m. 9 p.m. | SHOP: 11 a.m. 9 p.m.ShoalsWineBar.comFresh Fare, Local air.17650 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33931239.482.6765 From page 1Estates Eventsinventions, 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: December December 1: Edison and Ford Holiday Nights Opening Party December 1 and 15: Emerging Inventors Early Learning Class December 2 to 31: Edison and Ford Holiday Nights, open nightly until 9 p.m. December 10: Edison Ford Garden Talk, Holiday Container Gardening December 13: Volunteer Program Meeting and New Volunteer Orientation December 14 and 16: Homeschool Class, first through sixth grade December 18: Culinary Arts, Authors and Artists Night December 27 through 30: Holiday Science Camp, first through sixth grade 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. The Estates is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of Save Americas Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit www. edisonfordwinterestates.org. From page 1Holiday HouseSouthwest Capital Bank at 1520 Broadway, Vincents Salon & Tan USA off Sumerlin Road, FineMark Bank at Riverwalk, and at The Franklin Shops on First in Downtown Fort Myers. Tickets to Holiday House make the perfect holiday gift for teachers, friends or anyone on your shopping list, said Burkey. We are so excited to be back at the Burroughs and Langford-Kingston homes for the fourth year with a full schedule of events for attendees of all ages. Burkey said this years theme of Believe captures the tradition and beauty of the holiday season. We consider Holiday House to be our gift to the community each year, said Co-Chair Beth Schultz. Hundreds of members and volunteers of the Fort Myers Womans Community Club spend hours embellishing the interior and exteriors of the Burroughs and Langford-Kingston homes, lawns and grounds with holiday decor. Holiday House will run from December 9 through 23. The hours are nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, and children 10 and younger are free. Help the Childrens Advocacy Center by bringing an unwrapped gift or gift card for a child. Holiday House is located in the Burroughs and Langford Kingston homes at the corner of First and Fowler in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Free parking is available at First United Methodist, 2466 First Street, on the corner of Fowler. For more information, call 738-3710 or visit fmwcc.com. Holiday Hours At Southwest Florida History Museum The Southwest Florida Museum of History will be closed Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday, November 25. resuming business hours on Saturday, November 26. The museum will be closed on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 25 (Christmas Day), resuming normal operating hours Tuesday, December 27. The museum will be open December 31 (New Years Eve) until 3 pm. As a special holiday treat, enjoy the museums exhibition, Mid-Century Modern in Southwest Florida, through January 14, in addition to the popular permanent collection that chronicles the areas rich history from prehistoric to present-day. A bilingual audio tour is available at no extra charge. The museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sundays and Mondays. Regular admission is $9.50 for adults, with a $1 discount for senior citizens ages 55 and up or a $4.50 discount for students with valid ID. Museum members and children under age three are always admitted free. For information call 321-7430 or visit www.swflmuseumofhistory.com. Holiday Hours For The Imaginarium The Imaginarium Science Center will be closed November 24 (Thanksgiving Day) and December 25 (Christmas Day). The Imaginarium will be open for family fun on Friday, November 25 (day after Thanksgiving), December 24 (Christmas Eve) until 3 p.m., and all day on both December 31 (New Years Eve) and January 1 (New Years Day). The Imaginarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Museum admission is $8 for children (age three and up), $10 for seniors (age 55 and up), and $12 for adults. Imaginarium members and children under the age of three are always admitted free. For information call 321-7420 or visit www.imaginariumfortmyers.com.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 20114 Girl Scouts In Need Of VolunteersThis year, Girl Scouts is celebrating 100 years of leadership As the scouts celebrates this milestone, more adult volunteers are needed to start new troops and share the Girl Scout Leadership Experience with more girls in the community. Anyone interested in inspiring girls to do great things through becoming a troop leader or volunteering in another capacity, contact Amanda Jacob, director of Volunteer Management at 800-232-4475 ext. 406 or amandaj@gsgcf.org. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Inc. is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA and serves over 10,500 girls in 10 counties including Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, and Collier. For more information about the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, visit www.gsgcf.org. Greeters Club Looking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on December 15 at Colonial County Club on 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. This will be a festive Christmas Luncheon and social gathering. Call today to join this group of Lee County women. Luncheon cost is $18, with reservations required. Contacts: Janet Gambuzza 454-5750, or Linda Fitzpatrick 437-5653; or email Greeters.Lunch@comcast.net. Lee Republican Women FederatedThe December dinner meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will take place on Monday, December 12. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. The meeting will be at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive; price is $20 all inclusive For reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com The speaker will be Victor Dotres, candidate for Forida House of Representatives. Installation of 2012 officers will also take place. Christmas Craft FairThere will be a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tropicana Co-op Clubhouse, 16711 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near the intersection with John Morris Road. Handcrafted items only: decorative paintings; canvas paintings; handcrafted cards; art glass; wood works including toys, quilts and fiber art; shellcraft and a raffle. Proceeds from raffle benefit Ronald McDonald House, Fort Myers. For information call 482-7530. Santa FestWa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is hosting the 5th Annual Santa Fest, Saturday December 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Join them for a fun-filled morning of holiday cheer, including holiday crafts, cookie decorating, snacks and a chance to see the jolly ol man himself. Bring a camera for great photo opportunities. Admission is $5 per child. For more information, contact Doreen Baranski at 432-2154. Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. .Wine And Dine BenefitA Lunch Time Wine & Dine, benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida is coming to Bonefish Grill in Cape Coral on Friday, December 2 at noon. Bonefish Grill in Cape Coral is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities to create an unforgettable lunch excursion. Join them for a tour through a four-course meal that will include the Pairing Plate featuring salmon, sea bass, grouper, shrimp and scallop skewer, each with a distinct signature sauce. Guests will also be served the perfect pairing of wine at each stop on this mid-day expedition as Southern Wine & Spirits guides the journey with expert advice on seamless pairing. The cost is $50 per person. Seating is limited. Call Ronald McDonald House at 437-0202 to register. Most major credit cards accepted. 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 In November we will move into the remodeled Arizona Pizza location along with a slightly new name, Sunshine Grille. Chef Tao and Chef Migel will continue to tempt you with their favorate daily specials. Well see you there!Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. 8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Sunshine Seafood Cafe has a new home...Right next door! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 20115 Explore Cultures And Connect Across Barriers summitted by Wendy HankoFriendship Force of Southwest Florida, www.friendshipforceswfl. org attended an event hosted by the Friendship Force club from Korolev, Russia, home of the Russian space program, from November 1 through 8. Ambassadors, as guests are called, all stayed in a different hosts home. Their cameras were constantly clicking when our club took them to the Edison-Ford homes, Babcock Ranch and Ding-Darling and everywhere in between. We had picnics at Bowditch Park and Bowman Beach and right after lunch many quickly went swimming in the gulf exclaiming, Its not cold. Galina Selyanina, an ambassador who teaches English and translates, was thrilled when she saw the sign She Sells Sea Shells because she teaches that tongue twister. A stop was made and again many pictures were taken and items were purchased. Selyanina loved learning new idioms. She enjoyed hearing,I need to put the pedal to the metal. She also wondered why people werent out strolling. When she saw the sign for a Florida Correctional Institution she said, Prison in Florida or Siberia and laughed. Once again FFSWFL made new friends from another county and that is what the club is all about. To learn more about the International Friendship Force go to www.thefriendshipforce.org To become involved in FFSWFL call our membership director Cecilia Bridge at 652-0145 or 822-4122 or the president Lou Rizk 561-9164, 370-0390. The greeting signs and members of the Friendship club in Southwest Florida Peace Lutheran Church Debuts GRACE ProjectAn Advent choral presentation offering a contemporary look at the Biblical events leading up to the Advent of our Lord will take place on Sunday, December 4 at 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. The GRACE Project features the Peace Festival Choir and guest soloist, Mark Sanders as writen by Lizz King, a member of Peace Church, in collaboration with Ric Jaeggi, director of music. Cayle Thompson, WINK-TV News anchor and Paula Sklodowski, WGCU public media outreach coordinator, will narrate the Biblical events leading to one of the greatest oral traditons ever told. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the Peace Lutheran Church Music Program. All are invited to a reception immediately following the presentation. The church is at 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, phone 437-2599 or log onto www.peaceftmyers.com for more information. Womans Club Holds Annual Fashion ShowThe Fort Myers Womans Community Club recently hosted its annual Fashion Show social in the lobby of the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall for its November meeting. The clubs next event is Holiday House, held at the Langford Kingston and Burroughs homes in downtown Fort Myers, December 9 to 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. To learn more, visit fmwcc.com. Margaret Carter, Oana Moore and Mary Royal Parker Gilmore and Taylor Gilmore Chelsea Carter and Madison Brant Beth Schultz, Benjamin Burkey and Linda Burkey Special: Solo Piano Recital Tickets $10. Friday, 12/2/12 at 8pm, location TBDBeethoven Piano Concerto No. 3Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1Featuring fourteen year-old pianist, Tristan Teo, winner of the Virginia Warring International Piano Competition.Sunday, December 4th, 7:30pm BIGArts on Sanibel Island FOR TICKETS: 239.277.1700 OR WWW.ACCESSCONCERTS.ORG th th th e e e Vi Vi Vi rg rg rg g in in in ia ia ia W W W ar ar ar ri ri ri ng ng g g I I nt nt nt er er er na na na ti ti ti on on on al al al P P P ia ia ia no no no C C C om om om pe pe p p i ti ti ti ti ti on on on Sponsored in part by: Musical Legacy Society & Drs. Peter & Eleanor Blitzer Spo Spo Spo Spo Spo p p nso nso nso nso nso red red red red re in in in pa pa pa pa pa p p rt rt rt rt rt by: by: by: by: y y S Spo nso d red i in part b by: : Mu Mu Mu Mu si si si si ca ca ca ca l l l l Le Le Le ga ga ga ga g g cy cy cy cy y y y S S S S oc oc oc ie ie ie ty ty ty ty ty y y y & & & & & D D D D rs rs rs P Pe Pe Pe te te te te r r r r & & & & M Mu i si ca l l Le Le ga cy S S oc oc ie ie t ty & & D D rs s Pe Pe t te r & & E E E E E E le le le le an an an a or or or B B B B li li li l tz tz t er er e l le an or B B li li tz tz er e $25 for adults, $10 for students, children under 17 are free.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 20116 Hortoons City Of Fort Myers Thanksgiving Holiday ScheduleThe City of Fort Myers will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24. All city government offices, including the Solid Waste and Utility Billing offices, will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. There will be no trash, recycling, horicultural and bulk pickup collection on Thursday, November 24. Trash, recycling, horticultural and bulk pickup normally collected on Thursday will be collected on Friday, November 25 and trash, recycling, horticultural and bulk pickup normally collected on Friday will be collected on Saturday, November 26. If you have any questions concerning your service, call the City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division at 321-8050. Solid Waste Collection Holiday ScheduleThe City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division will observe Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, November 24. The Utility Billing Office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. There will be no trash, recycling, horticultural and bulk pickup collection on Thursday, November 24. Trash, recycling, horticultural and bulk pickup normally collected on Thursday will be collected on Friday, November 25 and all pickup collection normally collected on Friday will be collected on Saturday, November 26. If you have any questions concerning your service, call the Solid Waste Division at 321-8050. World AIDS Day Service ScheduledA World AIDS Day community remembrance service will be held at Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, 8210 College Parkway, on Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the congregations Open and Affirming Committee, this interdenominational celebration will remember those people lost to AIDS, support those living with AIDS and educate those at risk of AIDS. A free reception will follow. Rev. Phil White said the service, planned to become an annual event, is intended to help those who have lost family members or friends to AIDS deal with their grief and continue their healing. People of all faiths are welcome. Third Annual My Town Holiday Pajama Drive For ChildrenThis holiday season Parvey & Grankel Attorneys PA and their sponsors are asking for help to provide new pajamas, sizes infant to age 17, for the underprivileged children in Southwest Florida. In 2010, with community support, 911 pairs of pajamas were collected, allowing 911 children in the area to wake up in their new comfy pajamas. The goal this year is to double this number and outfit as many children in new pajamas as possible. You can help by purchasing new pajamas and dropping them off to any of the locations listed below: Parvey & Frankel, 2069 First Street, Suite 100, Fort Myers Tan Lines Etc., 505 Pondella Road, North Fort Myers Cru Restaurant, 13499 South Cleveland Avenue (Bell Tower Shops) Any of the eight branches of Florida Gulf Bank Griffin Accounting, 775 Pondella Road, North Fort Myers Island Winds Coiffures, 695 Tarpon Bay Road #9 Sanibel Fame Mane Hair Designs, 923 Del Prado Boulevard, South Cape Coral All American Printing, 13720 Jetport Commerce Parkway, Suite 1, Fort Myers Lehigh Senior High School Key Club, 801 Gunnery Road North, Lehigh Acres All donations must be received by December 15. Drum Circle FlourishingA drum circle is flourishing in Fort Myers. It occurs every Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. under the pavilion at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy an evening of dancing and drumming. If not at the large pavilion, look for the circle by the small one by the Friends fountain. There will be drummers, dancers, poi spinners and those who just enjoy the rhythm experience. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks (non-alcoholic), chairs, and any percussion instrument (there are always extra drums available to play). For more information about this and future meets go to www.fortmyersdrumcircle.com. Airport Meeting Canceled The Lee County Port Authority Airports Special Management Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 has been canceled. The committees next meeting will be held on Monday, December 19 at 1:30 p.m. at Southwest Florida International Airports Training and Conference Center.


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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 20118 Along The RiverStart early and shop locally for the people on your holiday gift list at ProFiles in downtown Fort Myers. Between 1 and 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25, owners Peter and Karen Martin are selling gift certificates and packages in front of their upscale salon. With four convenient locations in Lee county, ProFiles answers the demands of women who do not want a run-of-the mill experience by offering clients unique products and services in a personal, entertaining environment. ProFiles downtown currently focuses its expertise on nails, catering to your inner rock star by offering a selection of over 100 colored acrylics, glitters, Swarovski crystals and confetti to create stunning acrylic and gel nails. Dont forget the most important person on your list you! Ladies, treat yourself to the Perfect Pedicure which includes a paraffin dip and soothing foot and leg massage. For the guys that work their fingers to the bone, try the shops signature Man-i-cure; the exfoliating spa manicure includes massage and having your nails buffed to a high shine or matte finish. Party packages are also available. ProFiles is located at 2232 First Street and 15880 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 466-6245 or go to profileshairnailskin.com. As local seafood lovers know, The Lazy Flamingo is the place to go for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters, clams and mussels served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. It is also known for giant burgers; best enjoyed with a frosty mug of Fosters on tap. Dont have time to drive to Sanibel or Bokeelia for a Lazy fix? Stop by the Fort Myers location in the Bridge Plaza near the College Boulevard intersection. The newest Lazy Flamingo is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 476-9000 or go to lazyflamingo.com. Take a walking trip with True Tours and learn about the exciting history of Fort Myerss River District. The knowledgeable tour guides share the suspenseful true tales of the struggle for dominance by Fort Myers first families: Edison, Heitman, Langford, Firestone, Ford, and Franklin along with national companies like Standard Oil. Along the route, admire beautifully restored buildings in architectural styles varying from Art Deco to Moorish and Spanish-Mission to Neoclassical. True Tours daytime historical walking tours last approximately 60 minutes and wind through the many brick courtyards and colorful tile-floor arcades that make downtown Fort Myers so unique. They are offered on Fridays beginning at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesdays after dark, take the 90-minute Haunted History Tour and hear chilling stories about the souls that purportedly still walk the streets of the historic district. The costumed tour guides will both educate and entertain groups as they walk and speak about residents who have never left. For more information about True Tours, call 945-0405 or go to truetours.net After a fascinating tour of the River District, have a drink or a bite to eat at The Morgan House and enjoy the beautiful view of the courtyard from the downstairs or upstairs patios. The popular eatery offers indoor and outdoor dining in the Patio de Leon, a rooftop bar with 14 beers on tap, happy hour and daily specials. The original location at the Dean Hotel, on the corner of First and Dean Street, had been a downtown landmark since 1923. When the opportunity arose last year to relocate a mere 150 feet to its current location, owners Michael and Patti Price embraced the idea to purchase and renovate the building. The current location in the Patio de Leon connects the patios present and past, providing a relaxing atmosphere for dining and new ways to experience Old Florida hospitality with new Florida flair. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers. It is open Monday through Saturday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner downstairs is Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. The Terrace menu is served 3 p.m. to close. Call 337-3377 or go to morganhouserestaurant.com. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 20119 Nellie s U p stairs Waters i de B arHappy Hour All Day, Everyday w w w i i i i t t t t h h h h L L L L i i i i v v v e e e m m m u u u s s s i i i i c c c t t t t o o o o o o ! ! L Snacks in Between 11am-10pm, Plus Live Music 10% OFF LUNCH 10% OFF LUNCH BILL ONLY. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 3pm, Expires Dec., 2, 2011 w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w . n n n n n e e e e e e r r r r r r r r r r r r v v v v v v v v v v v o o o o o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u u u u s s s s s s s s s s n n n e e e e e e e e l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l i i i i i i i i i i e e e e e e e e s s s s n n n e e e e t t t t 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 s s s s t t t t t t t t S S S S t t t . , F F F F F F F F F F F t t t t t t t . M M M M y y y y e e e r r r s s s s B B B B e e e a a a c c c h h h FREE MARINA with Dock Attendants Assistance Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club Donates Food And FundsIn October 2010, Dee Vaigl of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club, created a charitable committee within the club known as the Dolphins in the Pantry program. The pantrys aim was to collect non-perishable food items, as well as any monetary donations at the clubs monthly meetings. The program has been very successful. The food donations a total of 250 pounds were delivered to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida on Fowler Street every month. During this same time, Jimmie Chew, another yacht club member designed, made and donated over 40 fused glass dolphin pendants. They were sold in the pantry and along with these sales, numerous members also donated money. The total money collected from October 2010 through October 2011 was $1,500. A check for this amount was presented to Joyce Jacobs, associate director of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida Inc. during the clubs meeting on Wednesday, November 16, at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island. Pictured during the presentation from left to right are: Commodore Tom Swanbeck, Jimmie Chew, Joyce Jacobs, Treasurer Len Ebright and Committee Chairperson Dee Vaigl. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 186 local nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past fiscal year, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 12.5 million pounds of food and other grocery products. This was a 31 percent increase over the previous year. For additional information about, or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org. Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club members with $1,500 for Dolphins in the Pantry program CROW Offers Santa Photos At LuminaryCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, will offer pet (and/or human) photos with Santa on Sanibel Luminary Night, Friday, December 2. Santa will be available for photos from 5 to 7 p.m. at Island Paws in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes at the junction of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. Photography is provided by Shari Brownie Photography. The donation to CROW is $35 and will include four photos emailed to you as well as a oneyear membership to CROW. Additional printed copies of the photos will be available from Island Graphics. Bring your pet, human or animal for a photo with Santa


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONMember of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; two miles north of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Summer 2011: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. Phone: 226-0900 Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9am Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m. Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning Adult Hebrew Classes Please call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com 239-850-3943 CHRIST THE KING 1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers, 432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II An Old Catholic Community Liturgy in English Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Kathleen Weller, Temporary Supply Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 4813233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and 11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: All times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152 www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods GroupMESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907 Phone text: 220-8519 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Walter Still, Senior Pastor, Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m. mile south from the intersection of McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus. A congregation of the ELCA. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers, 274-0143 Daily early learning center/day care 8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes, Midweek, Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Confirmation Classes, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Lay Leader Diane Seidenstein and Larry Hershman Weekly Minyan: Monday and Thusday morning at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday night from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For Preschool information call 482-1121 or email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located at 10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers and the ponds. Reverend Nadine Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m. Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and Fridays 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m. Call for information 481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.edisonchurch.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201110


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201111 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. Congregation Helps Charity Feed The HungryFor the third year, All Faiths Unitarian Congregation will make it possible for the impoverished individuals and families served by Nations Association Charities, to be treated to a delicious Thanksgiving meal. All Faiths is underwriting the cost of the meal and is coordinating the effort. More than 300 people are expected to be at Schandler Hall Community Park off Palm Beach Boulevard at 11 a.m. on Thanksgivng Day, Thursday, November 24, for a hot meal. Schandler Hall is located at 419 Royal Palm Park Road (opposite the intersection of Ortiz Avenue and Palm Beach Boulevard). To cater to the taste buds of the mostly Hispanic population that Nations Association Charities serves, a cuisine of beans, rice, turkey and other trimmings (such as pumpkin pie) is being prepared by EL Caribe Latin Flavor on Palm Beach Boulevard. For the non-Hispanics, there would be the traditional turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and the usual add-ons from Gordons Food Service. Various groups have pitched in to help make this annual event a success. They include the other Unitarian congregation in Fort Myers (the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers); Sweet Tomatoes, which is donating around 25 large trays of apple cobbler and dozens of cookies; and the Southwest Florida Coalition for Change. Individuals have also come on board to help in any way they can. The event is expected to go until 2 p.m. and volunteers are needed to serve and help clean up. To find out how to volunteer or donate additional food items, such as pumpkin pies and dinner rolls, call All Faiths at 226-0900; or Nations at 332-7575. Nations Association Charities has been assisting those in need in the community since 1978 and provides for the immediate needs of individuals as well as steers them on the road to self-sufficiency where possible. All Faiths Unitarian Congregation is located at 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Dr. Rev. Wayne Robinson is the minister. Annual Pottery Sale And Empty Bowls Soup LunchFlorida Gulf Coast University Art Program will host the annual Pottery Sale and Empty Bowls Soup Lunch events for pottery enthusiasts, holiday gift buyers, and community supporters Friday, December 2 at the Arts Complex courtyard on campus. The sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the soup lunch from 11:30 a.m. until the soup and bowls run out. For 11 years the FGCU Art Program has partnered with the United Arts Council of Collier County (UAC) to produce a pottery sale featuring potters from across the Southwest Florida region. The pottery sale event provides visitors with an opportunity to purchase beautiful, functional, handmade pottery while also benefiting the UACs art education programs in Immokalee. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will go toward the purchase of art supplies and equipment, and contribute to funding for teachers in after-school programs. This years sale features pottery by Annabelle Johnson, Rinny Ryan, Angela Aradia, Barb Darling, Diane Roberts, FGCU alumna Haley Paula, and FGCU faculty member Patricia Fay. Empty Bowls unites potters, students, restaurants, and food banks to address the needs of the hungry in local communities. The formula for fundraising is simple potters and students make bowls, area restaurants donate soup and bread, and hunger assistance organizations provide education. For a $15 donation, visitors to the event will pick out the bowl they like best and fill it with the soup of their choice. After enjoying a soup kitchen style meal, the bowl is washed and taken home for use with the knowledge of having assisted needy members of the immediate community. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be given to partner organization, Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee Inc. in Estero. A wide range of soups for this event is provided by local restaurant partners: Hemingway Island Grill, Hyatt Place Coconut Point, Teds Montana Grill, Stonys Sports and Lounge, Naplescontinued on page 23


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201112 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane Okeechobee Bass Fishingby Capt. Matt MitchellThis week I was lucky enough to get an invitation to fish Lake Okeechobee with a longtime client and the guide he uses to go bass fishing out there. Even though I have lived in South Florida for more than 30 years, I had only ever been as far as the rim canal on a boat. I had driven by the lake hundreds of times but had never been on Lake O or ever even caught a bass. Driving out to Clewiston early morning I really had no idea what to expect only images of what I had seen watching bass tournaments on TV. After loading up on the bass boat we idled out of the rim canal right next to Roland Martin Marina and into the massive body of water. The 730-square-mile lake is very impressive; it is like an inland ocean. Lake Okeechobee is the second largest lake in the United States and is referred to for good reason as the bass capital of the world. Our guide was Capt. Mark Shepard from www.Bassonline.com. Mark lives in Clewiston and has fished the FLW tour and the Bass Masters along with fishing and guiding on the lake for more than 10 years. As with any other body of unfamiliar water, going to fish with someone who really knows the place makes all the difference in the world. I had Mark out on my boat fishing a few months ago and was excited to see what he had to show me about bass fishing in his backyard After a short boat ride we pulled up onto a sawgrass edge. I was handed a bait casting rod rigged with #60 braid and a weedless speedcrawl, a crawfishshaped soft plastic bait on a weedless jig head. Pitching the baits into heavy cover, it was not long before I got my first bass. The four-pound plus fish slammed the bait with an awesome top water explosion. After a few jumps the fish came quickly to the boat. After catching quite a few fish at our first stop we made a longer run to another part of the southern edge of the lake. This next stop involved Mark finding a tiny narrow trail through the five-foot tall sawgrass jungle. After slowly motoring deep into stuff I never dreamed an outboard motor could run in, we were in what he called ponds and hay fields. These small open areas were filled will big lily pads and grass. There was so much vegetation growing in them I would have thought of them as unfishable. Mark explained this is where the bass come to bed and spawn. In some areas you could see the bottom where the male fish had cleaned it out and where he sat waiting for a female to show up to mate with. While working these areas with weedless baits we caught some of our biggest bass of the day with two fish over the seven-pound mark. I had several really big strikes on a horny toad that I missed. Getting the hang of setting the hook on these bass was hard for me. This kind of rock the boat hook-set was against everything I know and tell my clients while saltwater fishing. When a bass strikes a big plastic bait, you have to wait for a few seconds before slamming the hook home. These big soft plastic baits need a really hard hook-set to pull through the body of the bait and into the fishs mouth. Switching back to the smaller weedless jig though, I continued to catch fish. Capt. Mark had one last area for us to fish. He said he had saved it for us, not fishing it for three days prior. This area was really clear shallow water with lots of limestone flat rock on the bottom and a mess of thick grass and other vegetation. It had lots of bedding fish and was the ideal set-up to sight fish for the bass. There were lots of beds with some having at least a buck (male bass) on them then some with both a buck and a big female on them. Sight-fishing these bass was the coolest part of the day for me. At one point, Mark would pitch a plastic bait into the bed and let the male fish pick up the bait and swim off with it. You could watch as the male would simply remove the bait from the bed then spit it out. This technique would give us shots at catching the bigger female on the same bed. My biggest fish of the day came on these beds a respectable fivepound plus fish. By the end of the day we had caught more than 30 bass, all on artificial baits. While out in the open water of the lake you could look towards Clewiston and Belle Glade and see the huge sugarcane fields being burned. A south wind sent black ash from the burning cane floating through the air. This is awesome wild old Florida country out here with very little boat traffic and just tons of wildlife. I only saw a very small part of the lake during the days charter but cannot wait to get back out there. As our saltwater fishing slows during winter cold fronts, fishing on the lake only gets better with the bass spawning for the next few months. If you have ever felt like going and catching your first bass or even if you have bass-fished before, this is the place. Its just so different than our local waters and the techniques are completely different. Its only about a 90-minute drive to a whole new watery world for us saltwater anglers. E-mail Capt. Mark and he will show you how its done.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Capt Matt Mitchell with his first bass BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201113 GreenMarket @ Alliance e Fo r t h e Ar ts BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL S S S ATURD A AT AT U R D D A A A A Y Y Y Y A A A A S S S Y Y Y Y 9 9 to 1 to to 1 10091 McGregor Blv d n ea r t h e Colonial intersectio n 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 12/02/11 TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNERfeaturingROSEMARY ENCRUSTED RACK OF LAMBtopped with mint demi glace. Served with roasted ngerling potatoes and accompanied by baby zucchini and squash.4 P.M.H Mbtn A Afrb Cbt Pt Rbbft Snbb H Mbtn A Afrb C bt Pt R b b f t S n b b 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239-472-1771 www.JacarandaOnSanibel.com Plant SmartScarlet Milkweedby Gerri ReavesScarlet milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is a must-have for butterfly gardeners. This host plant for the Monarch and Queen butterflies is also a food source for a variety of nectarsipping insects such as hummingbirds. Also called bloodflower, silkweed, and Indian root, this perennial wildflower couldnt be prettier or easier to grow. Although not a native species, it is so Florida-friendly that it is a favorite of native-plant enthusiasts. It has become naturalized in the state. Clusters of one-half-inch orange and red flowers top sturdy stalks that when broken exude a milky sap that is poisonous if ingested and irritating to the skin. The flowers scarlet corolla and orange corona contrast beautifully with the dark green narrow leaves, which are about five inches long. The plant can reach up to four feet tall. Once the flowers are spent, it can be pruned just above the base. In no time, this self-seeder will send up new stalks and flowers. When the spindle-shaped pods split, they release many airborne fluffy seeds. Scarlet milkweed will grow in almost any soil or moisture conditions, but prefers rich, moist, but well-drained soil. Its perfect for a mass planting in a natural garden or as a border. Plant it in full sun or partial shade and dont worry about watering it. Just enjoy the beauty and the butterflies. It also grows well as a pot plant. Avoid using herbicides or pesticides in the landscape. The chemicals will poison the caterpillars that evolve into butterflies, as well as the butterflies that visit the flowers. Tolerate the brief feeding period of the caterpillars and youll be rewarded with hours of butterfly-watching. Propagate this wildflower with cuttings or seeds. It is available in a yellow cultivar too. Sources: floridata.com, floridagardener.com, and nababutterfly.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Protect caterpillars like this from pesticides and herbicides and youll witness the evolutionary miracle of the Monarch butterfly. The milkweed will quickly recover. photos by Gerri Reaves Brilliant scarlet milkweed is a fast-growing, extremely low-maintenance wildflower


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201114 CROW Case Of The Week: Another Virginia Opossumby Emilie AlfinoOctober was a bad month for local opossums, a species that has never had an easy time living with people and peoples BB guns and automobiles. Two days after an opossum arrived at CROW full of BB pellets (last weeks case), another came in from Fort Myers where he had been hit by a car. The person who found him thought his back leg was broken, but that turned out not to be the case. The animal obviously had severe head trauma, as he had blood coming from his nose and mouth and severe facial swelling. There was also a laceration on his lower lip. Because there was obviously head trauma, we took X-rays and we didnt see any major fractures, but there could have been a hairline fracture we didnt see, said Robin Bast, CROW wildlife rehabilitator. The staff administered pain and anti-inflammatory medications as well as antibiotics because of the opossums open wounds. He received subcutaneous fluids and was put on a normal opossum diet of soaked kitten chow, mouse bits and fruit bits. By the next day he hadnt touched any of his food. We decided maybe he couldnt eat because his jaw hurt too badly so we made a slurry thats pretty high in calories that you can force-feed, Bast said. He lapped that up very well from a syringe he could lick but he really couldnt chew. We fed him that way for quite a while. The opossum was also suffering from congestion and sneezed frequently, most likely because his sinuses were swollen and inflamed from the trauma, Bast explained. A symptom of great concern to staff was that he was turning more to the right, probably as a result of his head trauma. This is what we call a right head tilt and circling issues, she said. This indicated the animal had some neurological issues and needed to be monitored closely to make sure the issue resolved itself over time. Four days later, the opossum started eating the slurry on his own when it was put in his cage, and after about a week he no longer had the head tilt. He was walking normally by that time, too, and had started to eat solid food on his own. The laceration on his lip was healing quite well and he finished 10 days of antibiotics on October 16. The swelling had gone down and he was no longer congested. He was also hissing, which is good because its part of normal defensive opposum behavior, Bast said. When he first came in, he was so dull that he didnt care what you did to him. Bast said this was one of CROWs more successful car accident cases. Car accident injuries vary from minor to very serious, so this opossum was lucky not to have any major internal injuries, Bast added. What he had was like a concussion but more severe, and its effects lasted longer. Sometimes the symptoms brought on by these injuries never go away and CROW staff has to reassess the case. An animal injured like this who doesnt recover cant survive in the wild and, sadly, it could be a case for euthanasia, Bast said. Once this opossum was finished with his antibiotics, he was ready to be released and now lives somewhere on Sanibel, hopefully away from any roads. 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. Virginia opossum Virginia opossum thanks OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for e Giving Tree Festival e Giving Tree Festival December 4, 2011 6pm For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or phone 472-3644 ext. 227 for helping insure the care and feeding of our patientsGo to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Choose your favorite patient Make your pledge with a credit card Receive a certi cate with a photo of your chosen animal by reply e-mailFor more information, phone 472-3644 ext. 231Please thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW:


15 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 2011 DDWS Awards Nearly $5,000 In Conservation Education GrantsDing Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) last week awarded $4,964.29 in grants to 10 conservation education-related projects at eight Lee County Schools. Teachers submitted 11 grant applications to the DDWS Environmental Education Committee this fall. The committee chose 10 awards based on need and relevance to local conservation. Schools to which DDWS awarded grants include J. Colin English Elementary for its Butterflies Are Free? project, Lexington Middle for its Lexington Habitat Restoration Project and Butterfly Garden, Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary for its Ding Treasures: Earth Cache project, Manatee Elementary for its The Student Becomes the Teacher project, Pelican Elementary for Probing Science with Science Probes, Trafalgar Elementary for its Vermicomposting in the Classroom project, Villas Elementary for its Cycle of Life project, and Colonial Elementary for three projects Whats the Weather Today? Conservation and Character Count, and Something Old is New Again! This is the sixth year the society has awarded these conservation teacher grants, said Doris Hardy, education committee chair. The student projects get more interesting and exciting each year, it seems. We are happy to be able to fulfill our education mission in such a meaningful, well-appreciated manner. Grant recipients report back on their projects to the society and refuge, sending pictures and thank-yous from the students, upon completion in May 2012. The teacher grants are funded by DDWS monies received from the Ding Darling Foundation earmarked specifically for education. For information on next years grants, contact Refuge Education Specialist Becky Wolff at 472-1100 ext. 236 or Hardy at hardydd@comcast.net, or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Front: Cheryl Darbyshire, Lexington Middle; Kathy Eva, Trafalgar Elementary; Colleen Taylor, Pelican Elementary; Susie Hassett, Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary; Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Back: Wendy Schnapp, DDWS education committee; Doris Hardy, DDWS education committee chair; Yolanda Figueroa, J. Colin English Elementary; Heidi Brennan, Manatee Elementary; Jim Scott, current DDWS president; John McCabe, 2012 DDWS president. (Not pictured: Bambi Fischer, Dr. Kimberly Clements, and Donna Cooper, Colonial Elementary; and Laurie Blackwell, Villas Elementary.)Six Mile Cypress Slough ProgramsImmerse 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 tracking club and an alligator detectives program. Here are more details: Alligator Detectives Program Saturday, December 3, 11 a.m. to noon. Learn fun facts about Floridas favorite reptile in this one-hour program. Meet in the Interpretive Center at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3. Reservations are not necessary. All ages are welcome and the program is free with your paid parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle. Native Plant Uses (New) Tuesday, December 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Discover the many uses of Floridas native plants during this hands-on program. The fee is $3 per person (adults only). Reservations are required by calling 533-7440 or online at www.leeparks.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; the entire trail is 1.2 miles long. Visitors to this site will see examples of old Florida in the plants and animals that live there. This natural setting provides the perfect 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 on the trail or sitting at a pond overlook. For more information, visit www. leeparks.org or contact Heather Gienapp at 533-7556. Florida Yards And Neighborhoods Introductory ClassTake part in a Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Introductory Class and learn the nine principles that guide Florida-friendly landscaping in Lee County. Taught by Lee County Extension Master Gardeners, each principle is explored in class, so you can apply what you learn to your own yard. Plant selection and placement, efficient irrigation, proper mulching, and techniques to obtain a beautiful and healthy yard will be discussed! The class is Wednesday, December 14, from 9 to noon at the Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers. The cost is $8 per household To register go to http://lee.ifas.ufl. edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC. For more information call 533-7514 Sponsored by Lee County Extension and the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Our email address is press@riverweekly.com 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 Tired Of Your Current Lawn Gu y s? Is Your Landsca p e In Need Of A New Look? FRIENDLY EN G LI S HS PEAKIN G S TAFF $ 20 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTHS MAINTENA N $ (239) 560-1422 SeabreezeNurseries.com Professional lawn service & custom N C E


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201116 From page 1Farmers Marketcaught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. Call 939-2787 or go to artinlee.org. Cape Coral Chamber Farmers Market in Club Square, downtown Cape Coral, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. mid-October to May. Locally grown produce, native plants, fresh gulf seafood, live music/entertainment and informative community presentations. Call 549-6900 or go to capecoralfarmersmarket.com. Sunday: Sanibel Island Farmers Market, 800 Dunlop Road (City Hall grounds, next to the Sanibel Library), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., November to May. Call Crystal Mansell at 472-3700. Betsy Ventura and Jean Baer host the Lakes Park Farmers Market on Fridays Florida Rep Hosts Winter Arts Camp At AllianceWild Winter Arts Camp is the perfect opportunity for K-12 students to act, sing, dance and create during the upcoming holiday break. This five-day award-winning camp runs from December 26 to 30. Its presented by Florida Rep and hosted by the Alliance for the Arts. Professional performing and visual artists Rachael Endrizzi, Claire Guy and Ray Hernandez will instruct K through 12 students in adapting classic stories and fairy tales, culminating with a performance for family and friends at 3 p.m. on Decembercontinued on page 21 Youngsters perform at the 2010 winter camp Monday Morning Artists Display And Sell Paintings At Alliance For The ArtsWorks representing a variety of styles by a group of artists, many of whom have been painting together at the Alliance for the Arts on Monday mornings for more than a decade, are now available for sale in the Alliance lobby. These self-described Monday Morning Artists first came together through the class of longtime Alliance instructor Lucie Macherowski, who has taught at the arts facility since 1996. The group includes Martin Freling, Marilyn Hellund, David G. Robinson and Gordon Warren, who said he feels fortunate to able to study and work among friends. He describes their Monday morning meetings as vast opportunities for self-expression providing a world of creativity for everyone. Macherowskis class sessions run yea-round, and there are always plenty of other learning opportunities for artists and aspiring artists of all ages at the Alliance. Go to www.artinlee. org or call 939-2787 for more information, or to find out more about the paintings by the Monday Morning Artists, which range in price from $60 to $145. The Alliance for the Arts supports artists and arts organizations in the area as the statedesignated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. After the Storm by Marilyn Hedlund Rendezvous by Martin Freling Magical Woods by David Robinson Tee Shot by Gordon Warren


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201118 G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 Alliance Opens New RetrospectiveCape Coral artist Alicia Schmidts collection, Alicia Schmidt: 40 Years A Retrospective, will be on display at the Alliance for the Arts from November 21 through December 31 during normal business hours. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, December 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Alicia Schmidt: 40 Years A Retrospective contains work dating back to 1971, including paintings, drawings and watercolors. The collection begins with traditional academic work in figures, landscapes and portraits but also represents various turning points in Schmidts life and career as her work developed. Schmidt is known today primarily as a minimalist abstract painter. She works in deep saturations of color and creates sparsely designed compositions. However, she has explored various subjects through the years. The human figure has been used most frequently, interpreted through different techniques and always incorporating simplicity of form. She said this exhibition should be quite nostalgic for the many people who have seen her artwork on display throughout the years but that she hopes everyone will enjoy the diversity of her work. Schmidt will lead a Gallery Walk and Talk from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3. During the duration of Schmidts show, Barbara Fewster will be on display in the Alliance Member Gallery and Lydia Fogaras will be on display in the Theater Lobby. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Call 939-2787 or go to artinlee.org. The artwork of Alicia Schmidt is on display at Alliance for the Arts through December boulderbrookthe nations nest art festivals Held on the grounds of the Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FLFor further information call 239-293-9448 or visit www.boulderbrook.netThe Sanibel Masters Art Festival continues a 20-year holiday tradition as 75 artists from across the nation bring their art to the Sanibel Community House on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Come browse and purchase paintings, jewelry, sculpture, glasswork and much more. Proceeds from this event bene t the programs at the Sanibel Community House and the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. The Community House, located in the heart of Sanibel Island, is the meeting place for island civic and social events. The Schoolhouse Theater is Sanibel Islands only professional musical theater and offers Broadway caliber talent in an intimate atmosphere. To continue a marvelous tradition The BIG Arts Chorus will perform a preview of their holiday concert.Please join us for one of Sanibels nest community art events. Sanibel Mastersart Festival November 25th + 26th 9AM to 5PM sanibel_masters11_islandsun_half.indd 1 10/19/11 9:48:45 AM


19 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 2011 Canterbury Musicians HonoredLast week, the Florida Bandmasters Association honored three Canterbury students for their exceptional musical abilities. Elbert Wu, grade seven, was selected as a second violinist for the All-State Middle School Orchestra, which is comprised of the best seventh and eighth grade string students in the state. Wu also received a superior at the Florida Orchestra Association Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessments on November 12. Elbert plays percussion in our Concert Band, explained Dana Williams, Canterbury band director, but he is a fabulous violinist outside of school. He is a first violinist in the Southwest Florida Youth Symphony, which is a huge accomplishment as a seventh grader. Wu is the son of Zhiping Liu and Jiaqlang Wu of Fort Myers. Ninth grader John Peller plays clarinet and was selected for the High School Honor Band. Peller also plays in the Southwest Florida Youth Symphony, and he is the son of Egle and George Peller of Cape Coral. John Gamba, grade seven, was selected as a trombonist for the Middle School Honor Band. He is the son of John and Melissa Gamba of Fort Myers. All three students will travel to Tampa to perform at the Florida Music Educators Association annual conference on Saturday, January 14. John Gamba John Peller Elbert Wu Community Band Presents A Very Merry ChristmasThe Lee County Community Band will present A Very Merry Christmas at Cape Coral High School on Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m. This annual free concert features carols, old favorites, and light classical pieces topped off by a sing-along and a special appearance by Santa Claus. The program includes Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson, March of the Toys from Victor Herberts Babes in Toyland, a portion of Handels Messiah and O Holy Night. Additional concerts this season are set for January 15, February 12, March 11, and April 1. The band is directed by Richard Bradstreet; emcee and vocalist is Norman Jones. For more information, visit www. leecountyband.org or phone Norman Jones at 995-2097. Cape Coral High School is at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard. FGCU Art Gallery Presents Senior Project ExhibitionsThe Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University presents Finals: Fall Senior Project Exhibitions, with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 at the gallery. Each student will give a brief presentation on their exhibition beginning at 6 p.m. The show runs through December 18. At the end of their studies, each art major must complete a senior project in which he or she successfully plans, creates and executes a body of work that is conceptually strong and technically proficient. The completed projects are presented in a campus exhibition open to the university community and the general public. Following is a list of each graduating artist and the title of their exhibition. Professional artist and assistant professor of art Mary Voytek is the faculty mentor for this group of graduates. Linda Barone Adrift William Bradly Parallel Growth Mr. Revrac Terminal Transmissions Matt L. Engel Clean Cut White Boy Alina Eydel Holy Pop! Kellie Felt Motion and Emotion Nicole Figley Reconsolidation: A Progressive Affair Jennifer Foster Out of My Mind Kristen Hamilton Inheriting Antiquity: The Parker Metamorphosis Ashley Hubbard Trouble in Paradise Dawn Ingram Reminiscence Kris Kasten Man and Nature: Merging Two Worlds Jonathan Krichbaum Trees of Valinor Amber Pry We the People The art gallery is located inside the arts complex on FGCUs main campus. The university is located off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, east of I-75 between exits 123 and 128. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors; parking passes are available at the parking kiosk located at the universitys entrance. For further information on this exhibition and others, visit the website: artgallery.fgcu.edu, or contact interim director Anica Sturdivant at 590-7199. Christmas Hymn Sing ScheduledSt. Peter Lutheran Church will host its 3d Annual Christmas Hymn Sing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29. Sing those favorite, loved Christmas carols you grew up with. Free-will offering, refreshments served. St. Peter Lutheran Church is located at 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. 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 Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201120 Shrimp Fettuccine With Zucchini 1 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups zucchini, sliced 2 cups yellow squash, chopped 4 cups fettuccine, cooked 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon oregano, dried cup Parmesean cheese, grated In a large skillet, saut shrimp in olive oil over medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until opaque. Remove shrimp to a platter and keep warm. Add zucchini and yellow squash to the pan and saut until tender and lightly browned. Add the shrimp, fettuccini, butter and oregano to the squash and mix well. Heat through. Add parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Yield four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 417, Calories From Fat 169, Total Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 232mg, Total Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 35g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.07g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Shrimp Fettuccine with Zucchini Night Sky Astronomy Cruise Is BackCaptiva Cruises will be offering its Night Sky Astronomy Cruise again this season. Linger out on the water, sail and cruise under the stars and enjoy an introduction to our night sky. Planets, stars and constellations will be identified along the way. Mythology and mysteries of the universe will be appreciated under the magic of the night sky. Cruise and share in the universal and timeless fascination of our night skies. The Night Sky Astronomy Cruise will last approximately one-and-a-half hours. Times, cost, reservations and additional information for this and all other Captiva Cruises programs and tours may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. 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. LUIZ HOMECARE SERVICESPersonal Maid to One of Wealthiest Ladies in NY FAA Security ClearanceEDELMAR M. LUIZCall Me Miriam334-9238 or 878-1416 (c)


21 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 2011 Festival Of Trees Opens FridayThe holiday season in the Fort Myers River District officially kicks off on the day after Thanksgiving (November 25), when the Festival of Trees opens at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District. Last year, nearly 5,000 visitors attended the free showcase of 27 beautifully decorated trees. The festival is open November 25 through 29 and December 1 and 2. Hours vary and are listed on the official Festival of Trees website at www.tuxandtrees.com Visitors to the festival will be invited to vote for their favorite trees to win several awards, including most creative and best all-around. The opening weekend will feature a childrens holiday workshop, where kids can create holiday crafts, decorate cookies, and enjoy story time. A $5 admission fee applies to the childrens workshop. Other festival happenings include family fun night on the evening of December 30. Family fun night tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. On Friday, December 2, the festival is open during the River District Holiday Stroll and December Art Walk. That evening, the Southwest Florida Handbell Ensemble will perform. The Festival closes with the 5th Annual Tux & Trees Gala, a black-tie optional charity auction. In four years, the festival and gala 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 Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala are presented with the assistance of sponsorships from The Home Depot, the Fort Myers News-Press, DLatinos Magazine, Azteca America SWFL and Sunny 106.3. Other sponsors include Two Men and a Truck, Gulfcoast Consulting Group, Inc. and Westco Builders of Florida, Inc. For more information, including festival times, dates, and tickets to special events, visit www.tuxandtrees.com or call 652-1649. From page 16Winter Arts Camp30 in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance. Classes include visual art, acting, storytelling and improvisation. Campers will get a taste of the professional art world and have plenty of time for fun. Wild Winter Arts Camp is $175 for children in grades K to 6th. Stars-InTraining for grades 7 to 12 is $150. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up is between 4 and 4:15 p.m. Post-camp care is available until 5 p.m. for an additional $25 per week. Contact Rachael Endrizzi at 3324665 for more information or go to www.floridarepeducation.org. The Alliance for the Arts supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries and gift shop are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard. Pastel Painting WorkshopA one-day pastel painting workshop offering quick tips on how to paint with all type of pastels is being offered Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The instructor is Kathryn A. McMahon. Cost for members of the Fort Myers Art League is $60. This class is for everyone from beginners to advanced levels. A still life will be set up and photos will be provided for artists to paint with pastels. Learn how to clean pastels, pastel painting techniques, what papers to use, and what colors are important. Discuss hard pastels, soft pastels and oil pastels, what fixative to use, and more. Students should bring pastel paper or watercolor paper (at least three sheets, colored optional); pastels, some hard and some soft, primary colors and others; gloves; wet wipes; and eraser. Blending stumps, razor blades or craft knives are optional. Contact Tracy Owen Cullimore at artsytracy@hotmail.com or 822-8838. The work of instructor Kathryn A. McMahon Our email address is press@riverweekly.com A gingerbread man themed display at last years festival


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201122 SFCA Celebrates HomecomingSouthwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) celebrated its first homecoming on the football field. This years queen and king are SAS Stouder and Meridith Doerstling; prince and princess from the 11th grade are Kenny Hawley and Mikayla Hetherington; prince and princess from the 10th grade are David Faux and JoJo Scoggins; and prince and princess from the ninth grade are Jack Seravello and Nicole Nicely. The Kings scored a 38-0 victory that night over Boca Christian. The following night a dinner dance was held at the Renaissance Country Club to end the homecoming celebration. SFCA Homecoming Court King and Queen, SAS Stouder and Meridith Doerstling SFCA football team SFCA Homecoming CourtLocal Alva Teen Finishes His First NASCAR SeasonRoss Chastain, a determined 18-year-old Alva native who is taking the NASCAR circuit by storm on the Turn One Racing Team, was a driver to watch as he headed to the final season race Friday, November 18. The race was at the MiamiHomestead Speedway. Chastain has been driving truck No. 66 all season, but was be in truck No. 20 for this final race of the season. Im living my dream, something Ive worked for since I started racing, said Chastain, a recent Riverdale High School graduate and Florida Gulf Coast University student. With the MiamiHomestead race, Chastain will complete his first season as a NASCAR driver in the Camping World Truck Series. Im running with the guys Ive watched on TV my whole life. Its incredible! he said. Chastain, who grew up on an Alva watermelon farm and started racing at age 12, turned heads at his NASCAR debut race July 29 in Indianapolis, where he finished 10th in a field of 36. Chastain had qualified 15th the afternoon before the race, and ran in the top 20 throughout the 200-lap event. He even managed to navigate around a first-lap wreck that caught up several other drivers. He earned applause not only from the fans in the stands but also from NASCAR officials who witnessed his successful inaugural race, and from the National Watermelon Board, Melon 1 and JDI Farms. The trio, which had sponsored that first race, offered to sponsor Chastain for the remainder of the season after his remarkable performance in Indianapolis. Chastain earned his spot on the NASCAR circuit after winning three of eight races at the World Series of Racing at New Smyrna Speedway, more than any other driver in the series. After that, Turn One signed him to the team. In his November 4 race at Texas Motor Speedway, Chastain won the OReilly Auto Parts award, which is presented to the eligible driver who improves the most positions from their starting position to their finishing position. Chastain started 33rd and finished 16th. He was 37th in the point standings going into the Miami race. He also satisfied the criteria set by NASCAR to earn his open license, which means he can now race on every track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Between his debut NASCAR race in Indianapolis and the recent one in Texas, Chastain raced at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, where he started 34th and finished 19th; and at Kentucky Speedway, where he started 23rd and finished 22nd. That was his first race on a track longer than a mile, and the track was rough. While going through a corner, he went into a spin. He recovered, but lost significant ground. Chastain recognizes that avoiding errors is as critical as good driving. Chastain already is looking ahead to the 2012 season. He needs a major sponsor so he can enter all 25 races next year. About Ross Chastain Ross Chastain, 18, is a native of Alva, Florida and has been racing in thecontinued on page 33 Ross in the cab of the truck Ross Chastain


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201123 Boston Red Sox Looking To Hire Part-TimeWith JetBlue Park set to open in just a few months, the Boston Red Sox are looking to hire individuals to work during the 2012 Spring Training Season and beyond. The game-day staff positions include customer service, food service, security, ticket office staff, tour guides and ushers. Those interested in applying should fill out an employment questionnaire at www.redsox.com/JetBlueParkjobs. Full-time Southwest Florida residents are preferred. The deadline to apply is December 10. The Red Sox have a commitment to providing exceptional customer service to our fans, said Katie Haas, director of Florida business operations. We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who want to be a part of the Red Sox team for this seasons home games and other events held at JetBlue Park. JetBlue Park sits within Fenway South, the Red Soxs new 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex in Lee County located off of Daniels Parkway. JetBlue Park will have a capacity of approximately 11,000 (including standing room and reserved lawn), and will provide a single, state-of-the-art, year-round site where both the Red Sox Major and Minor League teams can train together. The new ballpark includes improved features and amenities such as new food options, an HD video board as well as interactive family areas. The Yawkey Way experience at Fenway Park will be recreated on the road positioned immediately south of JetBlue Park during Spring Training and will add to the ballparks concourse with a street festival feel including entertainment, concessions and other activities. From page 11Pottery SaleFlatbread, Waterside Seafood and Grill, and Angelinas Italian Restaurant. In addition, the FGCU Science of Cooking class will contribute a vegan spicy bean soup developed as a class project. Bread will be donated by The Artisan Bread Company. For more information contact Patricia Fay at 590-7229 or pfay@fgcu.edu. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201124 Canterbury Students Big Winners At Annual District Thespian FestivalCanterbury thespians participated at the District Thespian Festival and came away with accolades. For the one-act Seussical the Musical, the troupe received two excellent ratings, two superiors and awards for best costumes. Sophomore Aaron Frank also won the best lighting technician award. Canterbury was one of 23 schools competing, explained Jamie Hutteman, the schools thespian advisor and theater director. There were nearly 900 students involved. Our students not only performed beautifully, they reflected model behavior as well. Overall, the troupe received nine superior ratings and 10 excellent ratings. Events and actors receiving superior were: Ryan Foor, Chris Maddox and Xylo Smith acting ensemble from The Boys Next Door; Amy Alexander and Talia Moorey duet acting from The Nerd; Samantha Dalesio and Kate Lewis duet acting from The Role of Della; Gabriela Pickett, Kyle Tague and Anastasia Snetkova ensemble acting from Hope and Mercy; Chris Maddox and Xylo Smith duet acting from Pvt. Wars; Jessica Toricelli costume design for Lend Me a Tenor; Savannah Bonnette costume design for Chess; Anastasia Snetkova costume design for The Importance of Being Earnest; and Shelby Delans costume design for The Importance of Being Earnest. At the end of the day of competition, judges gave awards for the best pieces they saw in their assigned room. Canterbury had three events mentioned: Christine Orlando set design for The Importance of Being Earnest; Anastasia Snetkova costume design for The Importance of Being Earnest; and Chris Maddox, Ryan Foor and Xylo Smith for ensemble acting in The Boys Next Door. Canterbury School, founded in 1964, is an accredited independent, college-preparatory school. With students from intermediate kindergarten (age three) through grade 12, Canterburys enrollment is about 600. The school is located at 8141 College Parkway in Fort Myers. Canterbury School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. Xylo Smith, Ryan Foor and Chris Maddox after receiving awards at District Thespian Festival Anastasia Snetkova, Samantha Dalesio, Megan Dunn and Abbie Lewis in a scene from Seussical the Musical School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughters elementary school has just started an extra program that includes yoga. She is very eager to participate in it but I am not sure. I know that it is supposed to be good for adults but what about for kids? Why are they offering it at a school? Donna P., Naples, FL Donna, Yoga has become highly accepted and a very popular activity in the past few years and there are definitely good reasons to include yoga in the school setting. Many schools are beginning to offer yoga as an elective for Physical Education. Some schools build a yoga class into their beforeand after-school programs. Studies suggest that yoga may benefit children who have various mental and physical disabilities and as an intervention for children who have Attention Deficit Disorder, but there has been little formal research on many of these benefits. Recently, a new study has yielded some positive results as reported in the School Psychology Review. This study examined yoga instruction in an elementary school to increase students attention to task. Initial results indicated that the yoga instruction was beneficial and increased the students attention. More research must be conducted before a causal relationship can be established between yoga and attention to task, but it is very promising. Anecdotal reports about the benefits that yoga brings to children indicate that yoga can calm children, reduce obesity, enhance concentration, and help children manage certain health conditions, such as headaches and irritable bowel syndrome. Yoga can be a gentle method for your child to get more physical activity and enhance his or her well-being. Allyson Lobo, 15, said in a recent New York Times article about yoga for children, I love yoga, adding: Its relaxing. It makes me feel calm and takes me to a happy place. Kris Brown, a highly regarded certified Yoga instructor on Sanibel who has experience in designing and working with children in after-school programs has observed many benefits from yoga programs for children. From her work with children, Brown has observed that, Children today are under stress. Yoga helps counter these pressures by promoting self-esteem and confidence with a physical activity thats non-competitive, fostering respect and cooperation to others, stimulating their imagination and increasing their concentration and sense of relaxation. Yoga for children engages the heart, mind and body through a blend of physical yoga, mindfulness activities and social skills games, by integrating storytelling, music, playing instruments, drawing, animal adaptations and behavior, nature, anatomy, and lifes lessons. This helps children develop emotional intelligence, communication skills, trust, and empathy. It nurtures teamwork and leadership. It provides for a calmer and more productive school environment. Breathing and visualization techniques teach kids how to focus, relax, and develop self-control, by dealing with emotions and managing impulses. A yoga program engages a childs mind and body by weaving together an interdisciplinary approach to learning and the principles of independence and individualism. Most of all, the child has fun! I would encourage you to allow your daughter to participate in the yoga class. You and she may also want to take a class together; its a wonderful activity for parents and children to share. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. FRANK COVINO OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP V ote d T o p 5 W or k s h o p s i n t h e US by Th e A rt i sts M agaz i ne Mon, Jan. 16 thru Fri, Jan. 20 5 D ay W or k s h op (9 am 7 pm) FEE : $ 6 7 5 www .com Tel: 239 or


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201125 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. by Jennifer BaseyIts Thanksgiving week. And if youre fortunate, you can look around your Thanksgiving table and see several generations of your family. Of course, as you know, many types of cohesiveness are involved in knitting a family together. But one connection that frequently gets ignored, at least in terms of family dialogue, is the financial linkage between parents and their children on one hand, and these same parents and their parents on the other. So if you find yourself in this sandwich group, it may be worth considering your financial position. If your children are very young, you might want to start by emphasizing the importance of three separate concepts: saving, spending and sharing. If you give them an allowance, or if you pay them to do some minor tasks around the household, you can encourage them to put the money in three separate containers. The spending jar is for them to use as they choose, the saving jar is to be put in some type of savings or investment account, and the sharing jar is to be used for contributions to charitable causes. You can extend the spending, saving and sharing themes by encouraging your kids to spend wisely, watch how their savings grow and feel pride in the work done by the charitable groups their dollars support. Later, when your kids are older and can earn money by babysitting, mowing lawns or working part-time, you can further encourage good financial habits by offering to match their contributions to a Roth IRA. And be sure to discuss the different types of investments available; they may enjoy learning about the ways in which they can participate in the financial markets. Above all else, talk to them about the importance of developing good financial skills and how these skills will play a part in your familys overall well-being. Now, lets turn to your parents. If theyre elderly, you may find that talking to them about financial issues may be considerably more challenging than talking about these issues with your children. Its unfortunate, but true: People are sensitive about money and often dont want to talk about it. You may find that you need to be persistent, especially if your parents are getting on in years. Perhaps you encourage them to consider their current position and what planning might need to be considered. Do they have accounts in a local bank? Where are their investments held? Do they have a financial advisor? Have they worked with legal professionals on any arrangements? If your parents have expressed interest in leaving a legacy or passing assets to family members, you might consider encouraging them to seek assistance from the appropriate professionals. After all, if something were to happen to your parents without them having made the proper arrangements, their wishes may not be carried out. So this Thanksgiving, as you think about the value of your family, you might take some time to consider issues that need to be addressed. It may take time and diligence but when it comes to your loved ones wishes and well-being, its probably worth the effort. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Financial FocusTalk To Your Children (And Parents) About Shared Financial Picture Junior League To Host Information Socials For Two New MembersThe Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) announces upcoming Membership Recruitment New Member Informational Sessions. Women over the age of 21 who are interested in learning more about the league can select from the following date and locations: The New Member Informational Session will be held Thursday, November 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bell Tower Shops (between Williams-Sonoma and Banana Republic), Fort Myers. The next New Member Informational Session will be held Thursday, December 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the home of a Junior League member/ RSVP at www.jlfm.org, or by emailing newmember@jlfm.org or calling the office at 277-1197. Members of JLFM will greet attendees and provide detailed information about the league and membership requirements, including the organizations charitable initiatives which promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community. Since the JLFMs founding in 1966, the league has contributed more than 1,000,000 volunteer hours and over $1 million to community projects and programs. JLFMs members are career women, working mothers, stay-at-home moms, and fulltime and part-time volunteers of all ages who represent a variety of races, religions and ethnic origins, each committed to making a difference in the local community. About The Junior League of Fort Myers The Junior League of Fort Myers Inc., a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the Junior League, call 277-1197 or visit online at www.jlfm.org. The Calendar Girls Florida The Calendar Girls Florida dance team pinwheels through the parking lot of the Ragged Ass Saloon in Saint James City at a benefit for Omas Heart to help provide Christmas gifts for children whose parents are having financial difficulty. Calendar Girls Florida kicking up a storm to provide Christmas gifts for children


Over 350 community leaders and guests attended the Dream BIG Luncheon benefiting PACE Center for Girls of Lee County on November 1 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Under the leadership of co-chairs Heather Fitzenhagen DeBoest and Margaret Depew, two initiatives were presented to attendees resulting in donations and pledges totaling $64,000 for annual operations and $199,000 towards a capital campaign to open a new school. The funds raised for capital will be applied towards a $250,000 challenge gift from the Kleist Family Foundation. Eleanore Kleist and her family have pledged a very generous lead gift of $250,000, but theyve called on our community to match their support, explained Gail Markham, PACE Lee board chair, It was thrilling to have so many friends step-up so we can meet the challenge and move forward with getting our PACE girls into a new building. The girls deserve it! The luncheon was an inspiring launch of our capital campaign, yet we still have a long way to go, said Depew. The capital campaign goal to open a new PACE Center in Lee County is $3 million. The event, emceed by Kellie Burns of NBC-2, also featured a visionary speech by Judge James Seals, Circuit Court Juvenile Dependency Judge, testimonials from a PACE graduate and current students, a surprise video message for the PACE girls from American Idol finalist Vonzell Solomon, recognition of major contributors and the unveiling of PACEs new logo. Dream BIG sponsors included Lee Memorial Health System, Condo & HOA Law Group, LLC, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Palm Printing, CDM, Lykes Insurance Inc., Ruth Messmer Florist, Caloosa Tent & Rental and Irresistible Confections. PACE Center for Girls is a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls ages 12 to 18 facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. PACE Lee is funded by the Department of Juvenile Justice, School District of Lee County, Lee County Human Services, United Way of Lee County, grants and corporate and private donations. To help, visit www.pacecenter.org/lee or call 425-2366. Kaitey and Betsy Allen, Patricia Bell Michele Eddy, Lisa Hart, Gail Markham Anna Boots Tolles and Gail Markham Cora Molloy, Vicki Collins, Alice Brunner Karen Johnson Crowther and Marshall Bower Kim Darrow and Roger Mercado Rena Romano, Amy Hogan, Elise Thornley Dream Big Raises $263,000+ For PACE Jamie Stuart, Heather Fitzenhagen DeBoest, Melissa Simontis, Margaret Depew, Alice Brunner Heather Fitzenhagen DeBoest, Melissa Simontis, Margaret Depew Kellie Burns, Kim Nealon, Peter and Debbie Irberseder Dream Girls Cora Molloy, Michaela Vattimo, Amy Hogan, Karina Borgia and Sonya Sawyer THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201126


27 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 2011 From page 1Kanzius Projectsaid, to get to human trials as soon as possible. Lee Memorial Health Systems is one of five human trial sites but Curley said initial human trials will take place in Houston. Over the past months weve learned a great deal more about better techniques with the RF (radio frequency) field, Curley said. Curley said he is awaiting the FDA application submittal by Thermed, the company established by John Kanzius. Thermed owns the intellectual property patents of the process and will make the submittal using the data developed by Curley. The FDA must approve all clinical human trials. Earlier this month the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation awarded a $182,000 grant to MD Anderson in support of Curleys research. Dr. Curley applied for the grant, citing the need for new analytical equipment to produce data that he declared critical to an FDA application. The foundation was established to fund the project and raise awareness about the new technology. According to its website, cancer has claimed the lives of almost 24 million Americans since 1971. While initial clinical trials to validate effectiveness, consistency, and safety continue, work is also under way on the human-sized RF device. Marianne Kanzius was effusive in her comments about the progress of the project. Johns vision continues as strong as ever, She said. Were making excellent progress in developing the human-sized machine. There has been much work going on in melding computer technology into the process so that the machine will determine proper cycling automatically regardless of the size of the individual. Projections were that testing would begin on the larger device by the end of 2011 but that has been pushed into 2012. She went on to say that our focus with this technology has always been on the cancer patient; offering an alternative treatment and working toward relieving the side effects of the current treatment. Once in operation, the research teams will need to demonstrate at least two years of successful clinical trials to seek FDA approval to begin the Phase I Human Trials. Southwest Florida and in particular Sanibel and Captiva, has been a major source of funding for Curleys research. In late October Dr. Dana Flavin, executive director of Collmed, a foundation for collaborative medicine and research, gave a lecture at the Community House on research she has been directing toward the pioneering treatments in nanotechnology which, she said, will change the face of cancer therapies throughout the world. Unlike the Kanzius non-invasive radio wave technology that uses target molecules and gold nanoparticles in locating a specific cancer and then bombarding the tumor with radio waves, Dr. Flavins treatment combines nanotechnology with biotechnology and introduces compounds into the body that move into a tumor, reversing the growth and literally self-destructing the cancer cells without harm to healthy cells. Unlike the Kanzius technology Dr. Flavins is a homeopathic approach which she said can take many forms depending on the individual case. The knowledge base continues to expand in cancer research worldwide. As the deadly disease continues its assault on the human race, scientists are racing against time in their quest to find, if not a cure, a treatment regimen that gives patients quality of life. Both Curley and Marianne Kanzius acknowledged that its difficult to be patient when the research shows promise but the process of approval is established by FDA guidelines and there are no shortcuts. The late John Kanzius with HT1Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


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 woke up Christmas morning and felt a little better, and now in the New Year I am fine. The Christmas season always depresses me and I dont know why. As soon as I see the first decorated tree I get into a blue funk, and this year it started in early November; but it has been like this for almost 60 years. I have gone to doctors for help and they all say, What do you have to be blue about? Get over it. And I always do. A few days after the season ends I am back to my self again. Do you have any suggestions for another year? Lena Dear Lena, Christmas season sadness can be a very real debilitating condition for many reasons, and for many very different reasons. Death of a family member, death of a relationship, and this year death of financial stability in these stressful economic times. Many people feel left out of the pleasure because they have few relatives and fewer friends and feel isolated and lonely. The medical profession has been very slow to realize these seasonal blues and if a patient is better in January they think that nothing needs to be done. I would suggest you seek the counsel of a caring mental health professional and schedule an appointment for early next September. Lizzie Dear Lena, Christmas is difficult for many people for many of the reasons that Lizzie pointed out. While we live with our losses all year, Christmas with all the movies, cards, commercials of happy, healthy and intact families makes us feel our losses more. So, what do we know? We know Christmas comes around every year at the same time. We also know your reaction to Christmas. You do not have any control over Christmas so we cannot change that. You do have control over your reaction to the season. Christmas is not all bad. So, what do you like to do? What dont you like to do? Your challenge is to do more of the things that give you joy and expose yourself less to things that make you sad, or that you do not like to do. Volunteering at a non-profit or cultural organization is a great way to create a positive experience for yourself during this time period. You must take an active role in changing your seasonal experience. Figure out now what you would like to do. If there is any training or orientation needed you can get it done before next Christmas. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201128 Dr. DaveExaggerate, Me?by Dr. Dave HepburnHelping my son with his grade 12 math. Having a science degree it should be easy for me to fix these number problems, sort of like fixing my tax calculations and golf scores. Son (starting off the conversation as he does every discussion): Dont ever put me in one of your stupid columns. Dr D: As if, whatever. Son: OK dad, according to this quadratic equation the average wing speed of the swallow is what? Dr D: Is that an African or European swallow? (Thank you, Monty.) Now quad means four, right? Son: Good night dad. Dr D: Good night Stewart. Knowing the tendency that humans have to exaggerate (Me? Harvard, summa cum laude and about $650,00 per year), doctors have been trained to perform integral calculus equations on any answer you give us that requires a number. Do you drink? Socially. And how social are you? Thats a personal question. They are all going to be personal questions. Thats why you are sitting there naked as a rat embryo. So how much do you drink? Six or seven a week Beers? Days. And how much do you consume per week? About 12 beers. Less if there is no football, including arena football, soccer and foosball. Translated: 24 beers. And what is your weight? About and hour and 45 minutes but, hey, for your office that was quick. Okay, when you step on the scales what do they say? Get off! But I think I weigh about 240 pounds. Oh wait, I see the nurse has already weighed you. 255 pounds. Well these socks are extra thick and I had a bunch of lint in my navel and its that time of the month and... Mr. Bloggins, you have... The time of the month when Piggly Wiggly has the sale of frosted cupcakes with the sprinkles but at home, naked and with the all lights off I give myself 240 give or take a few ... cupcakes. How often are you up in the night to go to the bathroom, Bloggins? Id say seven. Well, wed better check that prostate then. Errrr, ummm, seven AM. I I get up at seven oclock. Other than that I sleep like a senator. Bloggins do you realize that gum disease has been associated with heart disease? I dont chew gum no more. Cant without my teeth. How often do you floss? Floss? Forget it. Ive been coughing for a month doc. Do you smoke? Nope, quit. When? Cant remember exactly. Try. Okay. Maybe 2, 2:30. (Youd be surprised how often we actually hear this one.) Do you exercise? You bet, I get a real sweat going and my heart rate gets right up there for about 30 minutes every day. Doing what? Watching Desperate Housewives. Thats hardly a cardiovascular work out. Well I have to find the remote first and lifting three couches is not as easy at it sounds. Are they heavy? Depends. On what? If its the African or the European couch. 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. deaRPharmacistThanksgiving Recipes From A Healthy Heartby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear ReadersEveryone knows Im a health nerd, so it may come as a surprise that I love to cook. I confess my kitchen looks a bit like a highschool science lab, complete with the mortar and pestle, juicers, funnels and beakers. Seeds of all sorts. Yeah, Im a freak, I know. This week, Im giving you something new to chew on, literally. And its not bone soup again. Its an Apple Crisp desert and my famous cranberry sauce. Flavor is not compromised, even though my recipes are gluten-free, dairyfree and vegan. Dont let this scare you, because if I didnt tell you, you wouldnt even know. These are mouth-watering.The ingredients I use give you much more than a five-minute taste sensation. For example, grape seed oil is helpful with cholesterol management, almond flour has dramatically fewer carbs compared to all-purpose flour, maple syrup contains manganese, needed to help another compound called superoxide dismutase disarm free radicals. Cranberries support urinary tract health and contain compounds which stimulate quinone reductase enzymes and cause apoptosis, two things that are good for people worried about cancer. Fresh ginger can help with arthritis, coconut water has fungusfighting activity, pineapples contain bromelain, a natural digestive enzyme that helps reduce pain and inflammation. The key to unlocking the flavor in my recipes is by using a real zester, and grating the orange rind, and the ginger, and so forth. Dont use dry spice, except for cinnamon. Speaking of which, hunt down true Ceylon cinnamon at a spice shop, not cassia. Eat like I do; its guilt-free, good for you, and yummy! Suzys Famous Cranberry Sauce 1 cup of coconut water Fresh cranberries (approx 12-oz. bag) cup crushed pineapple 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger (to taste) 1 tsp. grated fresh orange rind tsp. cinnamon powder cup maple syrup Directions: Gently boil all the ingredients together until it is the texture you like. I prefer mine a bit chunky, but if you dont, you can blend it smooth. Suzys Apple Crisp 5 green apples, peeled and sliced (or chopped) 1/3 cup grape seed oil cup maple syrup 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger (to taste) 2 cups blanched almond flour cup gluten-free granola tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. cinnamon tsp. nutmeg Directions: Place apples in 10-inch baking dish. Mix the wet ingredients and then the dry ingredients, separately. Then, combine the wet ingredients with the dry ones and spread this mixture over the the apples. It will be a little thick. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for about one hour. When the apples are juicy and bubbling, remove the cover, and bake another five or 10 minutes longer until the top is crisp brown. This recipe could easily be made with peaches instead of apples. 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.


Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha Larson, COA.Screening candidates receive a $50 gift certi cate to your choice of one of ve Prawnbroker Restaurant Group establishments in Ft. Myers and Sanibel. Before Before After After Natasha Larson, COA 29 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 2011


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201130 Fall Festival Raised Money For Good CauseThe Omni Club in Fort Myers recently held a fall festival on site to raise funds for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The festival included a petting zoo, hayrides, a bounce house, and face painting. It netted nearly $750 for St. Judes. The mission of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Judes seeks to cure and enhance the quality of life for an increasing proportion of children who come to the hospital for treatment. By expanding and sharing knowledge, St. Judes hopes to advance treatment of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, while developing strategies to prevent catastrophic diseases in children. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a familys ability to pay. The Omni Club is proud to offer a state-of-the-art gym along with the largest talented personal training staff and classes around. They are located at 1755 Boy Scout Drive in Fort Myers and can be reached by calling 931-6664 or online at http://www.TheOmniClub.com. Children and attendees enjoying one of the many hayrides of the day Attendees lined up at the event Kim Anderson of St. Jude and Carrie Strongin of The Omni Club Walk For Kidney DiseaseThe NephCure Foundation will be holding Fort Myers 2nd Annual NephCure Walk on Saturday, December 3, at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. registration) at Lakes Regional Park, Shelters D-1 and A-1, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers..NephCure Walks are held around the country to raise awareness and crucial funds for research for the NephCure Foundation. The Fort Myers walk is being sponsored locally by Dr. Amy Dosoretz Fox whose daughter suffers from nephrotic syndrome, one of two diseases for which NephCure is seeking a cure. Nephrotic syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS, affect peoples kidneys and can lead to complete kidney failure. Nephrotic Syndrome occurs when kidney filters malfunction and protein needed by the body is lost through the urine. Swelling occurs in the body, especially around the eyes and limbs and cholesterol soars. Long-term Nephrotic Syndrome can cause FSGS, which results in kidney scarring and often leads to kidney failure. When treatment with steroids and other drugs fails, dialysis or transplants are often the last resort for a patients hope of survival. With a cure unknown and the number of newly diagnosed children and adults constantly on the rise, the NephCure Foundation is determined to increase public awareness and bring hope to those who are greatly suffering. The NephCure Walk is a fun way for patients, friends and families to come together to raise crucial funds for research and to raise awareness for the NephCure Foundation. In addition to the walk, there will be fun activities for the whole family including bounce houses, a critter show, and face painting. Free registration for the walk will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m. Walkers who collect more than $100 will receive a free T-shirt. People can also register or make a donation online at www.thenephcurewalk.org, then click on Fort Myers. For more information about the NephCure Foundation log on to www. nephcure.org or call 1-866-NEPHCURE (1-866-637-4287). About the NephCure Foundation The NephCure Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing hope to patients and their families affected by Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS. It is the only organization solely committed to seeking a cause and cure for these two potentially devastating kidney conditions. Attention All Family CaregiversIn collaboration with Lee Memorial Health Systems Older Adult Services and the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resources, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida is sponsoring an education session for caregivers. Caregivers will learn: how to protect assets and get legal affairs in order about help available in the community and how to access it more about fall prevention Anyone caring for a loved one is invited to attend a free Caregiver Community Resource & Education Day with lunch provided by Right at Home. It takes place November 29 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Space is limited and registration is necessary. For more information, call 343-2751.Fund Raiser At Lani KaiThe Pete Renner Foundation will hold its 9th Annual Fund Raiser on Sunday, March 11, at the Lani Kai Resort on Fort Myers Beach. It will be an all-day event with hog roast and entertainment second to none. Appearing are the legendary Cincinnati Fire Fighters with their first day of a two-week engagement at the Lani Kai with daily shows at 1:30 p.m. Also appearing will be A-200, DVS and from Atlanta, Georgia, The Bastard Suns with all original music that will keep you hopping all night, ending with a fireworks show. The Pete Renner Foundation is still looking for a child in the Lee/Collier county area, to benefit. If you know of a child with a life-threatening illness, call Tim Renner at 994-0299. CATS & DOGSShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


31 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 2011 GulfCoast.DecoratingDen.com Red Cross Poll: People To Give Meaningful GiftsEven as the nation weathers an economic downturn for a third straight holiday season, the majority of Americans are more committed than ever to charitable giving, according to a new American Red Cross poll. A telephone survey of 1,020 adults conducted earlier this fall found that even though 67 percent of Americans didnt think the economic downturn would last this long, they still want to give to charities, with more than seven out of 10 saying they expect to donate more or about the same this holiday season as they did last year. No matter their personal financial hardships, Americans still want to give, said Heidi Ruster, CEO for Floridas Southern Gulf Coast Region. Rather than giving a gift someone wont use, people want to give meaningfully and know their gift is making a difference. Other key findings include: Four in five (80 percent) of respondents felt their finances are either the same or worse than they were last year. Sixty-eight percent of Americans believe that because of the economy, its important to give something to charity. Thats a 10-point increase over the 58 percent who felt that way last year. More than half (55 percent) of Americans say they feel bad about spending money on gifts people might not use. Four in five (79 percent) agreed that they would rather have a charitable donation in their honor than get a gift they wouldnt use. About one in five (19 percent) of respondents plan on giving blood this holiday season. Despite the tough economy, the survey shows that Americans still feel very charitable during the holidays. Nearly six in 10 (57 percent) plan to give to charity between Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, four in five Americans agree that helping someone less fortunate is an important part of their holiday tradition. However, of those who would not be donating to charity, most say they either cant afford do it or they have already given their charitable gifts for the year. More than a third (36 percent) of people say they are not planning to make a financial donation this holiday season, and nearly half of them (49 percent) say its because they cant spare the money right now. This is the third year the Red Cross has conducted a holiday giving national survey, and this new survey shows that people continue to cut back on their holiday spending in a number of areas. The 2011 survey found that 45 percent were planning to cut back on spending for travel and for holiday decorations, 40 percent were reducing spending on parties, and more than a third (35 percent) were cutting back on gifts. The area seeing the smallest reduction was charitable donations, at about a quarter (26 percent) said they were planning to cut back in this area. However, this cost cutting comes with some guilt: 43 percent of Americans reported feeling badly about spending less on gifts for friends and family. Men and Women Take Different View on Charity and Gift Giving The survey found men and women varied significantly on their views regarding charity and gift giving during the holidays. Women tended to be more concerned about giving meaningful and practical gifts, with 61 percent of women feeling bad about spending money on gifts people might not use 13 points higher than the 48 percent of men who responded that way. While more women than men (70 percent to 61 percent, respectively) say charity helps them get into the holiday spirit, men are more likely to spend more on donations. About a third of men (32 percent) plan to donate more than $100, compared to a fifth (20 percent) of women who plan to donate that much. Men and women also differ on the effects of the economic downturn. Nearly two-thirds of women (66 percent) say the economy has helped them focus on whats important during the holidays, 17 points higher than the 49 percent of men. In addition, more than seven in 10 women (71 percent) say they feel badly they cant give more to charity this year, compared to 51 percent of men. American Red Cross Holiday Catalog Offers Meaningful Gifts As Americans look for more meaningful ways to give this holiday season, the Red Cross is offering its 2011 Holiday Giving Catalog, which includes a variety of symbolic gifts, donations that support Red Cross programs. Donors can help vaccinate an entire village, provide food and shelter to a disaster victim, help purchase items like phone cards and supplies for members of the armed forces or help supply basic necessities to families in desperate need in countries across the world. Catalog purchases also come with greeting cards to show others your support during the holidays. The purchase of each gift item is a tax-deductible contribution and provides support to the mission of the Red Cross. The Red Cross giving catalog is a way for Americans to give something that means something, Ruster said. Rather than giving a gift that could be easily forgotten, we hope Americans think of the Red Cross for gifts that could make a lifetime of difference. For more information, visit www.redcross.org. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


PUZZLE ANSWERS THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201132 1. MUSIC: Who had a hit single in 1972 with a song called First Time Ever I Saw Your Face? 2. ADVERTISEMENTS: What was the name of the pudgy Michelin tire character? 3. ANATOMY: Whats the more common name for the patella? 4. LITERATURE: What was the name of Tom Sawyers aunt in the Mark Twain novel? 5. RELIGION: When does Ramadan take place? 6. ANCIENT WORLD: What animal was once worshipped by the ancient Egyptians? 7. THEATER: How many years did the show A Chorus Line run on Broadway? 8. TELEVISION: Which state was the main setting for the series Knots Landing? 9. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numerals DIV? 10. HISTORY: When was Prohibition imposed in the United States? TRIVIA TEST1. Roberta Flack 2. Bibendum, or the Michelin Man 3. Kneecap 4. Polly 5. Ninth month of the Islamic calendar 6. Kaf r cat 7. 15 years (1975-90 for 6,137 shows) 8. California 9. 504 10. 1920. ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep those sharp Sheep eyes focused on a hazy situation. As things begin to clear up, youll find a sharper picture emerging, showing something you will need to know. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Watch your expenses through the end of the month. Later, youll be glad to have extra money to pay for something that will make an acquisitive Bovines heart beat faster. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre now ready to make that oft-deferred commitment, if you still believe its what you want. Dont be afraid to change your mind if you feel you should go in another direction. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Now that you are moving on with your life after that recent disappointment, how about reactivating your travel plans and taking someone special along with you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Many new friends come into your personal life, which suits all of you social Lions just fine. However, one new friend might make demands that you could find difficult to deal with. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Communication doesnt exist unless its twoway. So if youre getting no replies to the signals youre sending, it could be time to look for someone more receptive. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A workplace complication that you thought was ironed out develops new wrinkles that need attention. Meanwhile, expect continuing improvement in your home life. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A tense personal problem needs to be talked out before someone decides to walk out. Resist making decisions until full explanations are offered from both sides. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A technological glitch that caused problems recently will soon be repaired, and life can return to normal. A colleague has a surprising message to deliver. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your partner might feel that you havent been as open with him or her as you should be. Deal with this now, before it turns into something more difficult to handle. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Good news: Many of the stumbling blocks that affected the progress of some of your career projects are fading away. Things also start to look up on the home front. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youll need that strong Piscean pluck to get through waters that will be turbulent for a while. A more positive aspect soon emerges, along with some welcome news. BORN THIS WEEK: You are zealous in the pursuit of truth. You would make an excellent research scientist. On Nov. 28, 1582, William Shakespeare, 18, and Anne Hathaway, 26, pay a 40-pound bond for their marriage license in Stratford-upon-Avon. Six months later, Anne gave birth to their daughter, Susanna, and two years later, to twins. Shakespeares plays were not published until after his death, when two members of his troupe collected copies of his plays and printed the First Folio (1623). On Dec. 4, 1928, Dapper Dan Hogan, a St. Paul, Minn., saloonkeeper and mob boss, is killed when someone plants a car bomb under the floorboards of his new Paige coupe. The first car bomb was a horsedrawn-wagon bomb that exploded in 1920 outside the J.P. Morgan Companys offices in New York City. On Nov. 29, 1942, coffee joins the list of items rationed in the United States. Rationing was generally employed to guarantee a fair distribution to all citizens and to give priority to military use in World War II. On Dec. 2, 1959, the Malpasset Dam in France collapses after a week-long rain storm, and the resulting flood kills more than 400 people. The city of Frejus, built by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar as a port city on the French Riviera, was devastated by the massive flood. On Dec. 3, 1979, 11 people are killed in a stampede outside a Who concert in Cincinnati when a crowd of general-admission ticket-holders surges forward through shattered doors in an attempt to secure prime unreserved seats inside. After the crowd cleared, 11 concert-goers were found on the ground, dead from asphyxiation. On Nov. 30, 1989, Aileen Wuornos, Americas first female serial killer, picks up her first victim in Palm Harbor, Fla. She would kill a total of seven men in the next year. When caught, Wuornos confessed but claimed that they had all been killed in selfdefense. On Dec. 1, 1990, workers 132 feet below the English Channel drill through a final wall of rock, opening the Chunnel and connecting the two ends of an underwater tunnel linking Folkestone, England, and Calais, France. It was 18th-century German scientist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg who made the following sage observation: Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. The Battle Hymn of the Republic (popularly known by a line from the chorus, Glory, glory hallelujah) was written by Julia Ward Howe in November of 1861 after the author made a trip to Washington, D.C., and reviewed Union troops near the city. The song was published the following February in The Atlantic Monthly magazine, earning Howe a grand total of $4 for what was destined to become one of the most popular songs of the Civil War and a perennial American classic. When cartoon icon Bugs Bunny first appeared, in 1935, he was called Happy Rabbit. If youre a cat owner, it probably will come as no surprise that cats spend approximately 80 percent of their time sleeping. Becoming a sports star is the dream of many young people, so you might think that someone who is signed to a professional baseball contract has it made. Youd be wrong, though; only one out of every 10 athletes who sign such a contract ever becomes a major-league ballplayer. Youve certainly heard the old adage lightning never strikes twice but, strictly speaking, its not true. Technically, lightning always strikes twice. Each lightning bolt is made up of multiple bolts that travel the same path and strike the same spot in swift succession. Ive noticed that men generally leave married women alone and treat them with respect. Its too bad for married women. Men are always ready to respect someone who bores them. And if most married women, even the pretty ones, look so dull, its because theyre getting too much respect. -Marilyn Monroe THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ1. In how many of his 17 major-league seasons has New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hit at least .300 or better? 2. Who had the biggest single-season jump in home runs in major-league history before Torontos Jose Bautista went from 13 in 2009 to 54 in 2010? 3. Name the last player before Detroits Jahvid Best in 2010 to score his teams rst ve TDs in a season. 4. Who has had more Final Four mens basketball appearances -North Carolina or UCLA? 5. In the 1980-81 season, the New York Islanders Mike Bossy became the second player in NHL history to tally 50 goals in the rst 50 games of the season. Who was the rst? 6. In 2011, David Toms tied a PGA record for lowest score after two rounds (124). Whose mark did he tie? 7. In what year did the U.S. win its rst mens Olympic Alpine skiing medals?1. Eleven. 2. Davey Johnson went from ve home runs for Baltimore in 1972 to 43 for Atlanta in 1973 -a gain of 38. 3. Dutch Sternaman of the Decatur Staleys (later the Chicago Bears) did it in 1920. 4. They are tied with 18 appearances apiece. 5. Montreals Maurice Richard did it in the 1944-45 season. 6. Pat Perez did it in 2009. 7. In 1964, Billy Kidd won a silver medal and James Heuga a bronze. ANSWERS


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201133 Eden Autism Services Florida Honors AdvocateEden Autism Services Florida has recognized Barbara Lindner as recipient of the Autism Advocate of the Month award. The award recognizes people who are advocates for autism by increasing awareness, raising funds or providing leadership in support of autism. Lindner, an occupational therapist with a master of special education degree specializing in severe disabilities, has been working with children in Southwest Florida since 1989. Lindners passion for working with individuals with autism has helped hundreds of Southwest Florida children develop appropriate social, play, and learning skills. Lindner is known for her innovative methods and ongoing mission to learn new approaches to help families. She has advanced training in sensory integration, auditory integration training, therapeutic listening and interactive metronome. Lindner has shared her knowledge by teaching sensory integration at the University of Scranton, presenting to nursing students at Edison State College and physical therapy students at Florida Gulf Coast University and at autism and sensory integration conferences. Barb has never lost her enthusiasm for working with children with autism. said MerryLee Kandel, the mother of an adult child with autism. She keeps on top of the latest research and is constantly trying new therapies to help children on the autism spectrum. She assists families by proving information and guiding them to other helpful resources. Edens Advocate of the Month receives a certificate of appreciation and will be invited to an annual reception. To nominate an advocate for autism who exemplifies Action in Autism, submit your nomination including persons name, contact information, and 50-word summary of why he or she should be selected to Taire.Malloy@edenautism.org or call 992-4680. Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the states growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. These services include kindergarten through 12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. For more information, contact Susan Suarez at 992-4680, ext. 5010 or Eden.florida@ edenautism.org. About Autism Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a persons ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, and one in 70 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown. From page 22NASCARCamping World Truck Series on the NASCAR circuit since July 2011. He has his open license, making him qualified to run on every track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Ross will have completed five NASCAR races by the end of the 2011 season, and is seeking a major sponsor to compete in all 25 races in 2012. More information about Chastain is available online at www.rosschastain.com or by calling 633-6239. Dr. Thomas McCool, president and CEO of Eden Autism Services, with Barbara Lindner, Eden Autism Services Floridas advocate of the month


Pets Of The Week PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201134 COMPUTERS FINANCIAL SERVICES THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. n about the bene www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 MEDICAL McGregor Medical McGregor Medical Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Bill Fulk, M.D. Bill Fulk, M.D. 239-437-2121 239-437-2121Open Monday Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm 16731 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 105 Fort Myers, FL 33908 (across from Starz Pizza) FAA Exams Class 1, 2, & 3 Medicare, BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, & United Health CareCONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER COSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Product! Night Restore & Recover Complex Hello! My name is Frank, and Im a one-year-old, tri-colored treeing walker coonhound. Im a handsome, alert, sociable, and intelligent fellow who would love to be part of an active family. If you like to stay active and enjoy regular exercise, Im the perfect breed for you. Ive been at the shelter since August so it sure would be nice to find my forever home soon! Adoption Fee: $30 during November or free to a military veteran. If youre looking for kittens, though, look no more! We are Apache (a boy) and Pocahontas (a girl), domestic medium hair kittens just two months old. Pocahontas is a black tiger, and Apache is a gray tiger. We are two very cute babies who would really jazz up your life! Kittens are two-for-one so you dont even have to decide which one of us is the cutest! Adoption Fee: $20 during Novembers Jazz Up Your Life adoption promotion or free to a military veteran. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Apache and Pocahontas, IDs #521359 and 521360 respectively Frank, ID #514381 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY COMMERCIAL SPACETHE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 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. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866RS 12/17 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 9/2 BM TFN 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 volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN MOBILE NOTARYProfessional notary public signing service. Loans, living wills, deeds, trusts, wills & POA. I will travel to your home, business or other meeting place. Jamee Ferous at 239-464-4746RR 11/4 PC 11/25 SQUEAKY CLEAN, LLCGood Honest Cleaning. Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates. Residential & Commercial. Call Jamee at 239-464-4746NR 11/4 PC 11/25 PART TIME TEACHER ASSISTANTNeeded at The Sanibel School Tolls Paid Call Maureen @ 472-1617 NS 11/4 NC 11/25 DOCK SPACE NEEDEDEast end retired resident looking for dock space on a Sanibel canal for 23 deck boat. Please call 395-2476 or 401-466-2807NR 11/4 CC 11/25 PARADISE POWERWASHINGHome, pool cage, deck, sidewalk & driveway. Mike @ 239-919-4573RR 11/11 CC 12/2 MONINO CONSTRUCTION, INC.CBC 1257406 Home Maintenance, Drywall, Tile, Paint, Carpentry. Call Luis 239-209-3979 Licensed & InsuredNR 11/11 CC 12/2 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 11/11 NC 12/2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000NS 11/18 NC 12/9 THE BOSTON RED SOXDo you have what it takes to be part of the team? The Boston Red Sox are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and outgoing individuals to work at JetBlue Park for the 2012 Spring Training Season and beyond. Visit www.redsox.com/JetBlueParkjobs before Dec. 10 for more information NR 11/18 NC 12/9 LIC./INS./CNA/CAREGIVERLooking for clients. Lt. Meals, Housekeeping, Laundry, Errands, Appointments, Meds. Dependable, Honest and Caring. Excl. Personal Refs. 239-896-0766 RR 11/18 CC 11/25 RESPITE CAREBy Retired Registered Nurse. Hourly or Overnight Rates. Local References. 239-910-2282NR 11/18 CC 12/9 HELP WANTEDExp. Interior Designer/Decorator Resume to Cliff@DecDen.netNS 11/25 CC 12/30 RESTAURANT HELP Accepting applications for host(ess) and food servers. Email resume to mblust@prawnbroker.com or stop by 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel between 1 and 4. Nights only. 472-1998 NR 11/25 BM 12/2 COUNTY WIDE CLEANINGServing all Lee County for 30 years. Home Restaurant Office Condos Beauty Salon Church Rental Property Free Estimates. $50 off 1st cleaning. Call 369-9017.RR 11/25 PC 11/25 NEED A PET SITTER?Experienced Pet Sitter Sanibel and Captiva Days, Evenings or Weeks Call: Julie at 433-4129NR 11/25 CC 12/2 TENNIS LESSONS Tennis Lessons $35. Racquet stringing & regripping; Pick Up & Delivery (24 Hour Service). USPTA certi ed. Tony Fittipaldi 239-896-6385. NS 11/25 CC 12/2 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.RR 11/25 CC 12/16 For Only $12 Per Week Your ClassifiedCan Be Seen From Anywhere In The World!Send it to ads@RiverWeekly.com-or-Log onto www.IslandSunNews.com & click on Place Classified LOSTPink Hardcase with Sunglasses. Please call 239-395-0357.NS 11/18 NC 12/9 BOAT FOR SALEAsking $16,000 for my 2003 Pro-Line 20DC Bow-Rider with a 150HP Mercury SaltwaterXL 2-stroke 6 cyl. Approx. 300hrs. Well-Maintained. Please call Tate at 239-333-8867 for more information. RR 11/25 CC 12/2


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ANNUAL/SEASONAL VACATION RENTAL SEASONAL 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 NOVEMBER 25, 201137 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt RS 5/13 NC 11/25Isabella 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 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 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 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 NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYWALK TO BEACHPrivate Home with heated pool in a quiet area of Sanibel. Seasonal and monthly rentals. Newly decorated and equipped to a high standard. 2 bed/2 bath house. Contact Carolyn 239-579-0577 or carolyndutton@btinternet.comNR 11/4 CC 12/9 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. $1,025/month includes all utilities except elec., tel. & cable. Call 395-8774. RS 11/4 CC TFN TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com SANIBELSmall two bdr. house for rent. Convenient, affordable, deposit, references. Please email jeff@jknorris7657@yahoo.com or phone 239-472-2125.NS 11/11 CC 12/2 MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 enclosed porches; Bay & Canal views; private shing pier; boat dockage lease available; Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection all included in annual lease. 239-395-1786 RR 11/11 CC 12/2 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 11/18 CC 11/25 REAL ESTATE WATERFRONT Tennisplace Condo, 2 Bed/Bath. Clean and fully furnished. High Amenities, Low Fees. Asking $245,000. Call 239-233-2292NS 11/18 CC 12/9 Duplex, 2/1 remodeled UF ground level, screened porch, walk to beach $900/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo. Bay Front ground level, 3/3 UF + pool $2,500/mo.472-6747Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 11/18 BM TFN BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSE SAT, NOV 26 FROM 12PM 4PM#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 11/25 BM 11/25 OPEN HOUSE SANCTUARYS BEST VALUE FRI, NOV 25 FROM 12PM 4PM# 2294 WULFERT RD. (go toward Captiva till Wulfert Rd. take right ..take rst left) 4/4 +den includes guest house. Over 3,650 sq. livingcrown moldingpoolspa-f/p lake frontupscaleall newly protected windows. Just reduced to $1,089,000. Furnished. teamsanibel.com Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 RR 11/25 BM 11/25 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 11/25 CC 12/2 LAKESIDE SANIBEL 2/2 Fully furnished home available Jan & Feb 2012. Clean & Serene. Wi-Fi, cable, Phone, bikes and lake sunset views. Visit our website for pics & rates www.tinyurl.com/sanibelrental or 239-246-8124. VRBO.com listing #351907NR 11/25 CC 11/25


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 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy )....728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL..........................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334 Horticultural Society......................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...............939-7278 NARFE(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.........321-7430 True Tours....................................................945-0405 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 25, 201138