River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 5 FEBRUARY 10, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Estates Will Celebrate Edisons 165th Birthday February 11The Edison & Ford Winter Estates celebrates the 165th birthday of Thomas Edison with a celebration on Saturday, February 11, complete with a cake, entertainment, motorcade and downtown tour with Mr. Edison and friends. At 10 a.m., Edison Ford will begin the festivities with a birthday ceremony and students from Edison Park School for the Creative and Expressive Arts performing music from the Edison era. Cake, provided by the Edison Ford and the Edison Pageant of Light, will be served after the performance. The celebration is free to the public. A motorcade with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and President Herbert Hoover in antique cars will be held in downtown Fort Myers at 11 a.m. Join them on a historical walking tour of downtown with True Tours. Cost for the walking tour is $10.60 and tickets may be purchased at Edison Ford in advance or day of event.continued on page 6 Mr. and Mrs. Edison as well as Henry Ford tour downtown Fort Myers during one of the many winters they spent at their Southwest Florida estatesGrand Opening For JetBlue Park At Fenway South The Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Boston Red Sox have announced plans for the opening of JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the teams new 106-acre spring training and player development complex in Lee County. Commissioners and Red Sox officials will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. where they will officially open the ballpark and spring training complex to the public. Executives and crewmembers from JetBlue Airways, the official airline of the Boston Red Sox, will also be on hand to help officially open JetBlue Park. The grand opening ceremony will be followed by an open house, from 1 to 4 p.m., open to all fans and visitors. continued on page 30 Aerial view of the Red Sox spring training complexArt Center Presents All Star JamThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will present the All Star Jam on Saturday, February 25. The concert will take place on the street outside the Davis, located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Artists scheduled to appear include Jeff Skunk Baxter, formerly of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan; Barry Goudreau and Fran Sheehan of Boston; Kenny Aronoff of the Smashing Pumpkins; James Montgomery, Rick Derringer and Mousey Thompson of the James Brown Experience; Leroy Romans from the Wailers; Steve Luongo and David Hull. The stage will be set up in front of the Davis Art Center, at First and Lee, looking down First Street. The area in front of the art center will be enclosed, with a curtain at First and Jackson, creating a large outdoor venue for the concert. Internationally known drummer, songwriter, record producer and filmmaker Steve Luongo, a Southwest Florida resident, will perform on drums. Luongos credits include continued on page 33 Shellabration! HappeningsRecently, Arthur Frommer shared his list of favorite travel destinations and Sanibel Island was number one. This is a wonderful and exciting designation... and the perfect way to celebrate the wonder of the island is Shellabration! 2012. The official celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show will begin with the Sanibel Stoop on Friday, February 17. Meet at Bowmans Beach at 10 a.m. and be part of an attempt to Sanibel Stoop the way into the Guinness Book of World Records. Put on your dancing shoes for the Shellabration! Gala on Sunday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club and experience the sounds of Tom continued on page 24Wa-Ke Hatchee Family Fun DayCome out to the Wa-Ke Hatchee Park & Recreation Center on Saturday, March 3 for Family Fun Day, with lots of free activities for everyone. Family Fun Day begins at 10 a.m. with the annual arts and crafts show, which will offer a wide variety of vendors until 3 p.m. The band Catalyst will be performing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A car cruise sponsored by the Gulf Coast Mustang Club will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring various cars, trucks and bikes. The day-long event also includes a free bounce house from 5 to 7 p.m. for the kids to enjoy. At 7 p.m., the annual Movie In The Park will feature Yogi Bear, continued on page 5


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowPinetucky Resident Sarah Williamsby Gerri ReavesIn Fort Myers early pioneer days, an area known as Pinetucky existed in the vicinity of the Cleveland Avenue on-ramp to the Caloosahatchee Bridge. The name is said to derive from the plentiful supply of mature pine trees in the neighborhood. Pinetucky was bordered roughly by Riverside Drive (now called McGregor Boulevard) on the northwest, Victoria Avenue on the north, Edison Avenue on the south, and by Grand Avenue on the east. It was a racially integrated area in those days. Among the black residents was Nelson Tillis, who became the towns first black settler in 1867, and lived near the Thomas A. Edison home. Another prominent black resident was Sarah Williams, a successful businesswoman, landowner and community worker. She was also the mother of businesswoman and philanthropist Dr. Ella Piper, another important figure in local history. Williams, known affectionately as Aunt Sarah, came to Fort Myers in 1899. She acquired a large parcel of land at Cleveland Avenue and Johnson Street. The historic photo of her taken at her home there dates between 1899 and her move to Evans Avenue several years later. By the turn of the 20th century, blacks along with their businesses and churches were moving out of Pinetucky and downtown in general, as white settlement expanded and Jim Crow laws exerted themselves. Most blacks subsequently settled in Safety Hill, the neighborhood that became known as Dunbar after the Dunbar School was built in 1927. Perhaps Williamss greatest legacy is the Christmas Tree party she gave at her home in 1915 for 15 little black girls. At the time, she was employed by the Harvie E. Heitman family. Drawing on the substantial respect she had earned in the community, she appealed to Heitman and other prominent businessmen and civic leaders to help fund the event. So successful was that charitable impulse that the party continues today. After Williams died in 1926, only days before Christmas, her daughter Dr. Ella M. Piper continued the party, a legacy that still brings Christmas cheer and community spirit to hundreds of children and adults almost a century after Williams conceived of it. continued on page 6 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 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 Jeff Lysiak 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 Sarah Williams at her Pinetucky home in the early 20th century courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History This northwest view from Cleveland Avenue near Johnson Street shows part of the land that was once the historic neighborhood of Pinetucky photo by Gerri ReavesTHE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 20122


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 20123 Market open 7 days: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Restaurant: Sun. Thur. 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Fri. Sat. 11 a.m. 10 p.m. 17650 San Carlos Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33931 239.482.6765 | ShoalsWineBar.comLocally owned, fresh and fun!VALENTINES AT SHOALSFeb. 14 | 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.Please call by Feb. 13 for reservations. y Petite Filet Mignon and Florida Lobster Tail, served with Barnaise, Sauteed French Beans and Roasted Herb Potatoes $35 Lamb Rack with Berry Demi-glaze, Sauteed French Beans and Roasted Herb Potatoes $32 Shrimp Pappardelle Pasta with Brandy Cream Sauce $18 Edison & Ford Winter Estates Announce February ProgramsFebruary at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with Thomas Edisons Birthday Celebration, Edison Ford Antique Car Show, opening ceremony for completion of the Edison Botanic Research Lab, the return of Art In Bloom, a Directors Tour to St. Petersburg as well as a variety of other special programs and activities throughout the month. The February schedule of programs and events include: Inside The Lab Tours Tuesdays during the month of February, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A new in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour inside the historic Edison Botanic Research Laboratory. Participants will learn first hand from the curators and scientists who worked on the lab restoration about the historic scientific work that was accomplished by Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone as well as interpretation of the chemical lab, processing area, machine shop and other related areas. The tour concludes at the original site of Edisons 1886 Electric Lab and participants will have access to the historic riverside estates. Edison Ford members admitted free; non members $40. Groups may schedule special times and dates in February and the tour will be available throughout the year with advance notice. Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp Registration is now open for Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp that runs May 29 to August 3 in science, art and nature. Camps are separated by grade levels, first to third and fourth to sixth. Weekly themes will include: May 28 to June 1 Super Solar Scientists June 4 to 8 Space & Rockets June 11 to 15 Kitchen Chemistry June 18 to 22 Animation June 25 to 29 Movie Making Magic July 9 to 13 Eager Engineerscontinued on page 4 Inside The Lab behind-the-scenes tour of newly restored Edison Botanic Research Lab with consultant Dr. Richard Wallace and Edison Ford chief curator Alison Giesen Edison Ford Antique Car & Boat Show with over 100 antique cars on the Ford Estate


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 20124 Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music This Valentines Day add a little re!8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233.Make your Valentines day reservations today! From page 3Estates ProgramsJuly 16 to 20 Time Travelers July 23 to 27 Physics In Motion July 30 to August 3 Smarts In Arts Cost for Edison Ford members is $200; non members $230. To register or for more information, call the Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419. Edison Ford Antique Car & Boat Show February 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 100 antique car collectors will display their antique cars throughout the Ford Estate. Other activities for the day include live music, food available for purchase, Mr. & Mrs. Ford leading informal tours of the Ford Estate, boat building demonstrations and a display of antique boats through the Royal Palm Yacht Club. Cost is free to Edison Ford members and $5 for non members. Antique Car Show Model T Tour and Lecture February 4, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Learn the history of Henry Ford and his automobiles first-hand through the Edison Ford collection. Participants will tour the Ford Estate and meet antique car owners who will provide interesting information specific to their Ford. Edison Ford members are free; non members $5. (Lecture included in the price of Antique Car Show admission.) Etiquette at Edison Ford: Mina & Mimis Manners February 4 or February 11, 11 a.m. Mina Edison, wife of Thomas Edison, was a gracious hostess and interested in the well being of children and the community. Following in this tradition, Etiquette at Edison Ford includes one day (two hours) of lessons in etiquette and social skills. Children will learn proper introductions, handshakes and dining etiquette during a three course meal. Class is taught by Suzanne Willis who has been teaching similar classes throughout the nation. To register, call the Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419. Cost for Edison Ford members is $40, non members $50. Drawing in the Gardens: An Introduction to Botanical Illustrations with artist Megan Kissinger February 10, 5 to 7 p.m. and February 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The two-day workshop begins with a guided botanical tour with the Edison Ford horticultural staff to familiarize participants with the blooming fruits and flowers. Day two is instruction with artist Megan Kissinger in the Edison Ford gardens. To register, call the Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419. Cost for Edison Ford members is Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone Restoration team includes Howard Wheeler, Sr. and Howard Wheeler, Jr. of the Chris-Tel Construction Company; Edison Ford president and CEO Chris Pendleton; and Wiley Parker of Parker Mudgett Smith


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 20125 $50; non members $60, as well as $10 for essential supplies. Thomas Edisons Birthday Celebration, Motorcade and Downtown Tour February 11, 10 a.m. Celebrate Thomas Edisons 165th birthday at the Edison Ford with staff, distinguished guests and Edison Park Elementary School students who will perform music from the Edison era. Performance begins at 10 a.m. with cake to follow. The birthday celebration is free to the public. After the celebration, join Thomas Edison and President Hoover as they motorcade to the City of Fort Myers. Join them on a historical walking tour of downtown with True Tours. Cost for the walking tour is $10.60 and tickets may be purchased at the Edison Ford. Floorcloth Painting Class with Marie Dyer February 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist Marie Dyer, best known for her vivid floral and still-life paintings, will teach participants how to transform a piece of unfinished floorcloth into a tropical delight. No prior painting experience is necessary. Materials are included. To register, call the Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419. Cost to Edison Ford members is $70; non-members $75. Edison Ford Garden Talks: Rain Barrels February 11, 9 a.m. Thomas Edison collected rainwater off the roof of his Botanic Lab for reuse in his research gardens. Rain barrels are easy to install and practical ways to collect water for future uses. Edison Ford horticultural staff will instruct participants how to install and incorporate rain barrels in home landscapes. Cost to Edison Ford members is free; non-members $5. All participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Homeschool: Force & Motion February 13, 1 to 3 p.m. Homeschool students will explore different types of energy, Newtons laws and gravity. Students and their parents can enroll in a two hour program with curriculum that follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards. Pre-visit curriculum materials will be mailed to registered families. Registration is required. Program recommended for grades 1 to 6. Cost to Edison Ford members is $5; non members $15 (one adult, one child) additional $5 per child. Edison Ford Mucker Lab Shows February 13 to 17, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In celebration of Thomas Edisons birthday and the completion of restoration to the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, the Muckers will perform daily shows outside the Lab. The shows are free to the public. Monthly Volunteer Meeting and New Volunteer Orientation February 14, 9:30 a.m. The restoration of the Edison Botanic Research Lab is complete and volunteers will go behind-the-scenes, Inside The Lab with Edison Ford consultants and curatorial staff. This is a regular monthly volunteer meeting and mandatory training for all new Edison Ford volunteers but potential volunteers are also welcome. Edison Botanic Research Laboratory Ribbon Cutting Ceremony February 15, 11 a.m. Edison Ford is celebrating the completion of the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory restoration project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony will include a behind the scenes lab tour with Edison Ford curatorial staff. The event is free to the public. Emerging Inventors Early Learners February 16, 9 to 11 a.m. Emerging Inventors Early Learners class is a child and parent learning class for children ages 1 to 3 years. The class includes immersion into the buildings, museum and gardens. Each program is theme based and combines early science, invention, storybook reading and hands-on activities. Cost for Edison Ford members is $5; non members $15 (one adult, one child) additional $5 per child. Florida Rep performance, Thomas Edison: Fire of Genius at Edison Ford February 16, 1 p.m. With support from LCEC, Edison Ford and Florida Repertory Theatre present a free performance of Thomas Edison: Fire of Genius that includes hands-on science with Edison Wild Wizards. The play, written by childrens theatre author Kathryn Schultz Miller, was commissioned especially for Florida Rep and is a look at the life of one of Americas most famous inventors and entrepreneurs. Kids of all ages will enjoy this energetic and exciting look at the man behind the bulb. Performance by the Edison High School Band and Show Choir February 19, 1 and 1:30 p.m. The Edison High School Band and Show Choir from Milan, Ohio Thomas Edisons birthplace will be performing two free concerts at the Edison Ford. The band and choir are also marching/performing at the Edison Festival of Light Parade on February 18. The performances are free to the public. Directors Tour to St. Petersburg February 25, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Directors Tour to downtown St. Petersburg includes the new Salvador Dali Museum, Chihuly Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Directors Tours include transportation, snacks, tours and lunch. Registration is required. Cost to Edison Ford members is $90; Edison Ford volunteers $85; non members $95. Additional Directors Tours include a behind-the-scenes driving tour of the Clewiston Museum (March 17) and a trip to Lake Wales famous Bok Tower (April 14). Art In Bloom February 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Back for a third year, Art In Bloom is a one-day exhibit of art and floral design. The exhibit is a collaboration with Edison Ford and the Fort Myers/Lee County Garden Council and combines art pieces with living arrangements of flowers and plants. Cost to Edison Ford members is free; non members $5. Thomas Edison, Lewis Latimer & the Light Bulb An exhibit celebrating the life and work of African-American inventor and Edison employee Lewis Latimer opened in January in the Edison Ford Invention Museum and at the Black History Museum in Fort Myers. Sunday Brunch and Historic Tours of Edison Ford and Downtown Fort Myers Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Participants will step back in time at the homes, gardens, lab and museum at Edison Ford. Learn the history of downtown Fort Myers with True Tours and enjoy a delectable brunch at Vino De Notte located at the Hotel Indigo in historic downtown Fort Myers. For more information and reservations, call 945-0405. Cost is $39. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Holiday Nights 2011 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 6:15 P.M. THEVILLAGECHURCHATSHELLPOINT This dramatic staged production is set in the year 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the now-famous British author, is in the twilight years of his life. Actor David Payne dramatically captures the essence of the man who created the Narnia Chronicles in an enthralling, laughter-filled and poignant performance...utterly captivating!15100 SHELLPOINTBLVD. FT. MYERS, FL 33908 CALL(239) 454-2147for information or visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise to get tickets. British Actor David Payne performsAn Evening withC.S. Lewis Tickets Just $10Concert SeriesFrom page 1Wa-Ke Hatchee Fun Daysponsored by Chick-Fil-A of Cypress Lake Plaza. Free popcorn will be sponsored by Lexington Country Club. A variety of food vendors will be available all day long. Admission to all activities are free. Please use the park entrance at 16760 Bass Road to access the event. There are still craft vendor spaces available. For more information about the event or to become a craft vendor, call Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 432-2154.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 20126 Hortoons From page 1Edisons BirthdayOn February 11, 1929, Thomas and Mina Edison, Henry and Clara Ford, Harvey and President-elect Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou, and son, Herbert Jr., rode through the streets of Fort Myers in honor of the world-famous inventors 82nd birthday. A motorcade of six cars carrying the famous visitors, accompanied by the Secret Service and mounted and motorcycled police, were included in the parade. The guests rode from the historic Edison Park neighborhood through downtown Ford Myers and down McGregor Boulevard to Seminole Lodge, Edisons Florida estate. The Edison Ford Winter Estates are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, call 239-3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Justice In Lee County LectureGetting It All Together for Justice in Lee County will be presented Wednesday, February 15 by Rev. Dr. William Glover, founder and executive director of Glover Ministries International and chair of the Justice Coalition of Lee County. The talk is part of the Wednesday Morning Live! Community Lecture Series. Coffee and snacks are served at 9:30 a.m. followed by the lecture at 10 a.m. Admission is free. Covenant Presbyterian Church is at 2439 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 334-8937 or log onto infocovpcfm. com for more information. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Calendar Girls Florida Dance Card FullThe Calendar Girls Florida dance team will be vying for its third trophy in the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Parade on March 10 at 10 a.m. Local puppy raisers and puppies will join the team on the parade route. The Calendar Girls support Paws For Patriots, a program that provides guide dogs to veterans through the Southeast Guide Dog Institute in Palmetto. The puppies in the parade will eventually go to SEGDI for further training.The following Saturday, March 17 from 5 to 6 p.m., the CGs will perform for the fifth year at the Estero Relay For Life in Estero Community Park. Expect lots of green to be worn.On Saturday, March 24, the team will appear for the second year at the Get Your Rear In Gear 5K race for colon cancer awareness at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. The final performance will be at the Surf & Song Festival in downtown Fort Myers from 5 to 7 p.m. This event benefits Navigating Autism at Southwest Floridas Childrens Hospital. For more information about the Calendar Girls, call 850-6010 or visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. Front row from left is Rita Farley, Joy Baker, Deb Watch and Marianne McSweeney. Back row is Tina Pegler, Barbie Graff, Katherine Shortlidge and Lyn Carlson From page 2Sarah WilliamsVisit historic Pinetucky and marvel at the changes that have occurred since pine and fruit trees and well-kept yards predominated. Then, walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about black pioneers who settled Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dont forget to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society, one of the regions best research centers. Time travel by perusing historic photos or investigate your favorite historical mystery. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Southwest Florida Museum of History and www.leecountyblackhistorysociety.org.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 20127 Why Should I Give To United Way?by Tony LapiPeople ask why I should give to the United Way? I think that can best be answered by using a recent example. This year, I reached out to my fellow hoteliers around the county to ask their employees to participate in a United Way campaign. The good news is I had a very positive response. After one of the hotels finished their campaign (over $5,000), I wrote them a thank you letter congratulating them on their contribution. The response is what blew my mind. He said, We were not only glad to help, but we felt it was our moral responsibility to contribute. Wow! That hit the nail on the head. In addition to that, what really amazes me most is that those employees who have the least, give the most proportionally. That is a very humbling experience as an employer. Our islands have lost some great mentors over the years. These folks have led the charge for many great causes. I believe the United Way is part of our culture of giving to those in need. You give to the United Way not because you benefit from it, other than the generosity that exists in all of us. It truly helps those who need a helping hand. We all live in a wonderful place. Please be generous and help us exceed our goal. Hope to see you at the hog roast celebration. If you have any questions give me a call. Tony Lapi, 472-5161 ext. 454. Give today to the United Way by calling 433-2000, or visiting www.unitedwaylee. org, or sending your check to Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign Chair, P.O. Box 173, Sanibel, FL 33957. Tony Lapi and the United Way thermometer Presidential Historian Will Make Pre-Election Ding AppearanceJust as election drama heats up, Douglas Brinkley, one of Americas most renowned contemporary historians, returns to Sanibel Island for a lecture and dinner in his honor on March 12 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) hosts the exclusive dinner with Brinkley starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 each. History commentator for CBS News, Brinkley is the prolific best-selling author of a number of books, six of which have been listed on New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His works include presidential biographies such as The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, and a series of histories focusing on American conservation efforts. Besides the latest election news, he will be speaking about his forthcoming works. Brinkley is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, history professor at Rice University, former Roosevelt Scholar at Tulane and a fascinating speaker. For tickets, call 292-0566 or e-mail director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Douglas Brinkley signing one of his books at last years refuge appearance 11am-10pm Su n 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 Feb., 17, 2012 FREE


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 20128 Along The RiverSt. Valentines Day is Tuesday, February 14. Cozy up with your loved one at one of these romantic hideaways. Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar is celebrating Valentines Day with a special menu served from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations are highly suggested. Choose from petite filet mignon with petite Florida lobster tail served with Barnaise or steak sauce, drawn butter, sauted French beans and roasted herb potatoes for $35; rack of lamb with berry demi-glaze served with sauteed French beans and roasted herb potatoes for $32; and shrimp parpadelle pasta with brandy cream sauce for $18. The regular menu is also available. If you are planning a gourmet dinner at home, shop next door at The Sandy Butler Market. The best steakhouses in the country know that the key to the juiciest, most tender steaks is dry aging. The gourmet market offers in-house dry aged beef. Dry aging occurs while the beef is in a refrigerated cooler, at a specific temperature and humidity, for 10 to 27 days. When beef is dry aged, moisture evaporates from the meat creating a greater concentration of beef flavor. Most of the tenderizing activity occurs in the first 10 to 14 days. Some high-quality markets, like The Sandy Butler, age their meat for 27 days or more. Increased aging adds to the shrinkage and trim loss due to the drying. The Sandy Butler also carries a choice selection of more than 500 different wines, offered at retail pricing, to compliment your meal. Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar and The Sandy Butler are located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. For reservations, call 482-6765 or go to www.shoalswinebar.com. Grab your honey by the hand and go to The Mucky Duck Restaurant to watch the sunset over beautiful Captiva beach. The beachside eatery and bar is a local favorite with one of the most spectacular views on the island. The Mucky Duck offers drinks and casual food inside or outside on beach front tables. The Mucky Duck is located at 11546 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva. Call 472-3434 or go to www.muckyduck.com. Relax with a glass of champagne over a candlelit dinner under the stars at The Morgan House. Afterwards, take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the historic Fort Myers River District, compliments of the restaurant. Chef Corry Blanton has created a tempting holiday menu that is served from 5 to 10 p.m. Blanton has created tempting entres for the evening that include: New York strip with truffle fries, broccolini and rosemary demi glace; pan seared wild stripe bass with parmesan polenta, sauted asparagus and oven roasted tomatoes; veal chop with roasted garlic and asiago cheese potato au gratin, broccolini and veal demi glace; seared ahi tuna with coconut jasmine rice, baby bok choy and wasabi butter sauce; house made portabella and boursin cheese ravioli with oven dried tomatoes and red pepper coulis. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers. For reservations, call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. This Valentines Day, turn up the heat with a romantic dinner at Sunshine Grille. The restaurant specializes in wood fired steaks and seafood. Executive Chef Tao Diaz has created a menu that features soups, salads, appetizers, wood fired flatbreads and a large selection of homemade comfort foods, wood grilled steaks and fresh seafood. Theres something for every taste, from the all American cheeseburger to sesame crusted salmon and grilled rack of lamb, all prepared on the wood fired grill. Sunshine Grille is located at 8700 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers on the corner of Winkler. Call 489-2233 or go to www. sunshineseafoodftmyers.com. 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 Spend a romantic evening watching the sunset at Captivas Mucky Duck Add a little heat to your Valentines Day with a juicy wood grilled steak or seafood dish at Sunshine Grille in Fort Myers Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 20129 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade 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 Love Is In The Air At The EdisonIts a week long love affair at The Edison Restaurant & Bar. The popular neighborhood gathering place offers dramatic golf course views, hardwood floors and crown molding throughout, vaulted ceilings, several bars and an expansive patio with high top tables, flatscreen TVs and plenty of ambiance. It is a majestic relic of a long lost era of glamour and intrigue that mark The Edison as one of Floridas most unique dining experiences. Thursday, February 9 is Maines Best Lobsterfest. Enjoy a 1.25-pound Maine lobster with fries and coleslaw for $14.95 from 5 to 9 p.m. while supplies last. Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Friday, February 10 is Ladies Choice Ladies Night. For $2, ladies may choose from appletinis, cosmos, house cocktails or wine from 5 to 8 p.m. $1 BBQ is served from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by live entertainment at 8 p.m. On Saturday, February 11, enjoy a romantic dinner with $1 martinis for the ladies from 8 to 10 p.m. Dine from The Edisons dinner menu or the select from the chefs Valentines specials. Live entertainment with DJ Manny C runs from 10 p.m. to midnight along with two-for-one premium cocktails from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations accepted. On Sunday, February 12, relax on the terrace with an old fashioned lunch for $6.95 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half-price pizza is served 4 to 8 p.m. and all-you-canenjoy mimosas or bloody marys from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Monday, February 13, enjoy burgers for a buck from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by live entertainment with Patrick Jerome at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, February 14, enjoy a romantic dinner from The Edisons dinner menu or the chefs Valentines Day specials. Live Entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Reservations accepted. The Edisons Almost Famous Happy Hour is served daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard. Call 936-9348 or go to www. edisonfl.com. Start with lunch or dinner overlooking the historic Fort Myers Country Club Finish your celebration with drinks on the patio and live entertainment Cracker Dinner (Southwest Florida Country Cooking) February 27, 2012 Riverside Community Center Ft. Myers Featuring Robert Macomber Author of the Honor series of Naval Historical Novels 239-939-4044 swflhs@gmail.com For tickets and information Cracker Brunch 11:00 AM $25.00 Authors Topic: The Patriot & The Widow a tale of Useppa Island in the Civil War Cracker Dinner 6:00 PM $30.00 Authors Topic: Whats In a Name namesakes of the SW Florida Coast Yall Come! The non-profit organizations annual fundraiser. Southwest Florida Historical Societys From page 11Vocal Artistrywith a part for Japanese flute (shakuhachi) and an array of unusual drums. The haiku pieces will be sung in Japanese by a quartet of Vocal Artistry members: Polly Kiely, Teresa Davis, Laura Hillstad and Michelle Caulkins. As with all Vocal Artistry concerts, this event is choral music for a cause. Lee Interfaith For Empowerment (LIFE) was chosen as the beneficiary of the peacemakers because of its commitment to bringing communities together. LIFE consists of 15 local churches working together to research local issues making a positive impact on our community by addressing areas of injustice. 481-4733 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myer s www.scu b av i ce di vers.co m Swim with t h e Fi s h es


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. 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 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. 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. 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 239-850-3943, 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. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com 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, 481-3233; 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 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service 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 Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers 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 BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers 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 9:45 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship 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, 8 and 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship mile south from the intersection of McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus. A congregation of the ELCA. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational 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 E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, Ma.Ed., R.J.E Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldmancontinued on page 11THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201210


11 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 2012Five-Year-Old Collects 181 Pounds Of FoodFive-year-old Skylar Muncy heard her family talking about people who were in need and not having everything they needed. This prompted her to think about collecting food to give to those families. She decided to collect food for a project for her class at Bobbie Noonan Academy. Muncy asked for donations from family and friends and also approached her local Publix and WalMart, who all made contributions. The result: she donated 181 pounds of food to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of more than 150 local nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. More than one million pounds of food are distributed monthly. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. To-Be-Annual Art Show At Peace Lutheran ChurchPeace Lutheran Church announced its first To-Be-Annual Art Show, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join with Peace as the artwork of members and friends is showcased throughout the building. The displays will include woodworking, paintings, needlework, quilting and more. Admission is free. Peace Lutheran Church is located at 15840 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. For more information, call 437-2599 or visit www.peaceftmyers.com. Skylar MuncyFrom page 10Churches/Templesemail templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. 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.org UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend 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, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com All About Love Presents Encore PerformanceAn encore concert performance of All About Love will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 12 at Chapel by the Sea Pr esbyterian Church, located at Chapel Street and Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. Featured performers are pianists Michael and Elena Melnikov, vocalists Terry Stewart and Jo List and accompanist Joe McConaghy. For those who were fortunate to be part of the concert audience last year, its time to enjoy these talented local musicians as they celebrate the spirit of love. Both classical and popular music will be featured during the show. A free will offering is appreciated. Michael and Elena Melnikov will provide the classical part of the concert with both solo and duet performances. Michael is the music director at Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church and Elena is the music director at Christus Victor Lutheran Church. Stewart will be singing pieces that he truly loves to sing. As always, guests can expect a variety of popular music styles. List will be performing with her longtime accompanist McConaghy. Some people may have seen them at Beachy Christmas and, if so, know how excellent they are. For more information about the concert, call 463-3173. Vocal Artistry To Sing World Premiere Of Peace HomageThe 22-voice ensemble Vocal Artistry will honor Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a multimedia concert experience, Peacemakers, on Friday, February 10 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1735 Jackson Street in downtown Fort Myers. The event features specially choreographed dances performed by Dance Alliance, musical accompaniment by professional orchestral musicians and the world premiere of a A Dream For Freedom, composed by Dr. Daniel Davis and featuring Dr. Kings I Have A Dream speech. This inspirational program also includes South African freedom songs, a musical arrangement of a prayer written by Mother Teresa of Calcutta and a rare opportunity to hear Karl Jenkins dramatic and ethereal Requiem. Jenkins has composed a modern score juxtaposing the traditional Latin text of the Requiem mass and Japanese haiku poems about the cycle of life. 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THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201212 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER 1Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane More Fishing Possibilities As Weather Warmsby Capt. Matt MitchellNow that we are almost half way through February, its really starting to feel as if winter is over. The last few weeks have brought very mild winter temperatures with highs close to 80 degrees for most of the past two weeks. Catching jacks and Spanish mackerel this week really let my mind wander to the springtime fishing that is just around the corner. I know its way too early to call winter completely done but with our water temperature up to the low 70s and no big cold fronts in the weather forecast for next week, Im keeping my fingers crossed another winter is over. Living here for so long and the older I get, the more and more I dislike the cold. As waters continue to warm daily our fishing gets better and better. Although winter fishing has been consistent, Im so ready to mix it up with some larger and different varieties of game fish. As the water temperature creeps a few more degrees above that magic 70-degree mark, things will really start to pop out there. When I think of spring my first thought is always tarpon, even though we are at least a few months out from the 78-degree water temperature that will kick it all off. A continuing quick warm up could mean tarpon showing up in our waters as early as late March or the first part of April. If we do have late season cold fronts, the tarpon wont start to show up until later, possibly even May. With last year being one of the worst tarpon seasons I can ever remember Im really hoping this year things will get back to normal. Spring also means lots of baitfish moving back into our area, along with all the migratory species that move with them from south to north as they gorge on this moving buffet. Some of the hungry predators following close to the bait fish schools will be Spanish mackerel, sharks, cobia, bonita and king mackerel. Fishing the Ding Darling Refuge this week brought consistent action during the low morning tides. Trout, sheepshead, flounder and redfish were the main species. During the higher tides I spent some time fishing the ouside points and deeper holes of Chadwicks Bayou on Captiva. At times the rat redfish bite in there was on fire. Safety Harbor on North Captiva also was a good area to fish with the water being crystal clear some days. The docks in there have been good for lots of short gag grouper, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and a few jacks. The channels and outer bars of Safety Harbor also held some of the biggest trout I caught all week. Bigger sheepshead continued to feed well around the deeper docks and snags in close proximity to the passes. Calmer days provided good action while fishing with shrimp chunks on the bottom. Docks on the south side of Captiva Pass and on the north side of Redfish Pass produced threeto four-pounders along with one 21-inch monster. Anchor up close and fish almost straight down using a small, long shank hook on light leader baited with fresh shrimp chunks and just enough weight to get it close to the bottom. Sheepshead are one of the harder fish to hook; it seems you almost have to anticipate the strike. Most redfish were still on the small side. These rat reds often hit a bait five or six times before finally deciding to eat it and swim off. I believe redfish like to turn a live shrimp around before finally eating it. Often lifting the bait up from the bottom a few inches and letting it fall will trigger the bite. Be patient and let them eat it; once the drag of the reel turns over, set the hook. Rat red action was good when you found them and I had several triple header hook ups going on this week. I did manage a few keepers in the low 20-inch range but most of the reds are still on the short side of the 18-inch minimum size. Sea trout fishing conditions really dont get any better than they are right now. Clear water and clear bright days are without a doubt the best for trout fishing. Trout to 22 inches were common with some potholes holding as many as you wanted to catch. Soft plastic jigs bounced slowly across the bottom caught trout almost every cast. Look for any shallow flat with nice sandy potholes and close proximity to deeper water. Areas like this from four to six feet deep are a sure bet. Drift until you start catching trout then anchor up or drop a marker. If you like high activity fishing this is the best way to keep your rods bent. Some days during low tides they will be hanging in the middle of the deeper channels waiting for the water to come up before moving onto the shallow grass flats; other days they like the edges and potholes up close to where the water shallows up. If youre anything like me, your fingers are crossed that another Florida winter is just about behind us and fishing is about to really light up with the best of what springtime has to offer.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. Nick Basilio and family with a few of the fish they caught while out fishing with Capt. Matt MitchellSend 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. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201213 OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for a Smooth Jazz Cruise Party Smooth Jazz Cruise Party February 12, 2012 5pm 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:thanks ad CROW Case Of The Week: Great Blue Heronby Patricia MolloyIf you have ever fished off the shores of Sanibel or Captiva, chances are you have found yourself shadowed by a seasoned professional: the great blue heron (Ardea herodias). Stories abound of the large, blue-gray birds helping themselves to buckets of bait fish. Please keep your distance and respect their space, as they can be very aggressive birds. Standing three to four feet tall with a wingspan of nearly six feet, this majestic bird is North Americas largest heron. The great blue heron possesses a slender, graceful neck and long legs that would be the envy of any supermodel. Also notable are its black and white striped crown and dagger-like bill. They are long-lived birds, with a lifespan of approximately 15 years to 24 years in the wild. One of the most interesting facts about the great blue heron is its method of fishing: it walks slowly to the shoreline then stands completely still for long periods of time until it spots its prey. Once within reach, the heron will spear the fish with its blade-like bill and swallow it whole. On November 17, a great blue heron was found on Blind Pass in Sanibel. There was a fishing line wrapped around its left wing and leg containing a fourpronged fish hook. It was exhausted and thin, presumably after struggling to free itself from the netting. The heron was X-rayed at the clinic and no fractures were found; however, it did have large lacerations caused by the fish hook that were seriously infected. Its wounds were cleaned and it was treated with antibiotics during surgery. Great blue heron are particularly challenging for CROWs wildlife rehabilitators because in most cases, these birds are too severely injured to save. Like all wild birds, they experience high levels of stress when in contact with humans. For the first several days, the heron refused to eat and was tube fed Carnivore Care, a highly digestible protein supplement. It underwent numerous surgeries to clean its wounds and remove dead tissue. Clean bandages were applied after each procedure. By the fifth day, the heron was eating on its own. The staff at CROW continued its antibiotic regiment and also gave it diazepam (Valium is the brand name) to relieve its anxiety and limit its movement. On its last visit to the operating table, absorbable sutures were used to seal its wounds because they would naturally dissolve after its release. The last few days of its stay at the clinic were spent in CROWs large flight cage, where the seabird could stretch its wings and exercise its chest muscles. The staff closely monitored its flight to make sure it was strong enough to achieving proper lift. It continued to eat well and was highly active. Great blue herons are very territorial, so it is important to release them in the same area in which they were found to avoid conflict for another herons territory. This heron was returned to Blind Pass on December 7 and released by CROW fellowship student Hilare Sampson. As evidenced by the photo, it was eager to return to its favorite fishing spot. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit 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 P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic. org. Up, up and away!photo courtesy of CROW


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201214 Plant SmartA Native Embraceby Gerri ReavesThe alarming common name strangler fig (Ficus aurea) to some extent unfairly characterizes an important native tree. Despite a well-known ability to outcompete other native trees for sunlight and other resources with a deathly embrace, it can be a blessing in a landscape in certain circumstances. If a specimen is rooted in the ground, set in a location with lots of room for its roots and large canopy, it makes a fabulous, wildlife-friendly shade tree. If youre a fan of this tree, consider calling it only by its alternative common name: golden fig. This tree doesnt strangle at all, but gradually envelopes the host tree, usually a cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto). Seeds deposited by birds or other wildlife lodge in the boots on the palms trunk or in the crown and send down aerial roots. Figs that begin life in this way as an epiphyte or air plant grow downward. Over the years, the roots increase in size and number, eventually becoming trunks. If an attentive gardener doesnt remove the interloper at an early stage, it will shade out and kill the palm, an unwilling host. Another host for this inventive survivor is the live oak (Quercus virginiana), although this native is a more formidable opponent for the fig. The photo shows a fig and oak that have evidently coexisted for many years, judging by the size of the fig tree perched on the oak limb. Numerous aerial roots hang in tress-like bunches. Cabbage palms, however, with their more contained canopies, have fewer alternative strategies to evade the fastgrowing foliage of the fig. A strangler fig in the landscape calls for an exercise in judgment. On the one hand, its a hurricane resistant native that provides shade and food for butterflies, birds and other wildlife. On the other hand, if its an opportunistic interloper, it might be a threat to existing trees. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, lowmaintenance South Florida landscape. This strangler figs aerial roots are enveloping the live oaks trunk photos by Gerri Reaves A strangler fig tree, left, perches on a large oak limb. One can only wonder about the eventual outcome of this coexistence This shaded-out cabbage palm succumbs to the figs embrace Caring For Your PlantsPalm Cold Tolerance 101by Justen DobbsOne of the questions people ask about a certain palm is its cold hardiness or cold tolerance (both mean the same thing). This refers to the minimum temperature that a palm can withstand before it begins to freeze to death. Different types of palms come from different parts of the world. Some come from tropical rainforests while some come from hot, dry deserts. A palms natural habitat is its native land, where it has been growing since the beginning of time. Thus, the palm has become accustomed to the climate, conditions, and environment around it. If the palm is subjected to colder or drier conditions than it is used to in its native home, it can suffer damage or even death. Temperature Simply put, a palm has a temperature and humidity range in which it is able to photosynthesize and grow. If the temperature falls below this range, the cells in the palms leaves (chlorophyll) stop photosynthesizing and begin to die. The leaves will be the first to go, followed by the stems, crown, and lastly the main trunk. Some palms have been chilled long enough to lose all their leaves (defoliate) but not long enough to freeze the grow point (crown) and die. In this case, the palm will usually recover by pushing new growth once temperatures become warmer. Full recovery can take years. How is the cold hardiness of a palm species ascertained? (In other words, how do we know how much cold each type of palm tree can endure?) Collectors grow the palm in climates that are slightly colder or drier than the palms natural habitat. For example, flame thrower palms ( Chambeyronia macrocarpa) come from New Caledonia, which is a sub-tropical island in the South Pacific. Collectors began growing them in Mediterranean climates and desert climates to see if they were versatile enough to survive. After much trial and error, these growers discovered that they can grow in desert climates if properly watered and protected from sun and wind. They can also be grown with minimal maintenance (irrigation and fertilizer) in Mediterranean climates such as coastal Southern California, France, and Italy. The cold hardiness of a certain palm species is much more involved than just a number. For instance, if you are told that a Bismark palm (Bismarkia nobilis) is cold hardy to 18 degrees it does not mean that the palm will instantly fall over dead the moment the air temperature falls to 17 degrees. The key word to remember is duration. Bismark palms can show leaf burn with a few hours of temps in the mid 20s F, but their growth point can freeze to death with several nights in a row in the mid 20s F. If you are not sure about whether to cover your palm trees or not, ask a professional landscaper to ID the palms for you, then Google them. Prior planning prevents perishing palms! Dobbs is the first person in the Western Hemisphere to create TeddyTriangle hybrid palms through manual cross-pollination. He is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He has served on the board of the Palm Society of Southern California and is a member the International Palm Society and the Florida Farm Bureau. Dobbs can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail. com. 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15 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 2012Calusa Heritage Day Offers Boat Tour OptionTravel by water to the annual Calusa Heritage Day, the largest annual event at Pineland on northwest Pine Island, on Saturday, March 10. New this year, Captiva Cruises is offering a ride from Captiva Islands McCarthy Marina across Pine Island Sound to the docks at Tarpon Lodge. This boat ride creates an easy way for visitors and others on Sanibel and Captiva and even south Fort Myers near the Sanibel Causeway to enjoy a day on Pine Island Sound and also attend Calusa Heritage Day without the hassle of driving, said Cindy Bear, coordinator of Randell Research Center, which hosts the event. The boat will depart McCarthys Marina at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Passengers will get a narrated tour of the harbor and its fish shacks and then have lunch at the Tarpon Lodge on Pineland before attending the festival. The lodge is across the street from the Calusa site. The boat will return passengers to Captiva after a three-hour stay on Pine Island. Fare for the boat ride, tour and admission to Heritage Day is $45; lunch is not included. Reservations are required by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Calusa Heritage Day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Calusa Heritage Trail, Randell Research Center, 13810 Waterfront Drive, Pineland. GPS users should input Bokeelia instead of Pineland. Admission is $5 for adults, free to children; Randell center members also are admitted free. Park at adjacent Pineland Marina; handicapped parking is available on site. Free water will be available throughout the day; participants are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle. Food is for sale by Pine Island-based Little Lillies Island Deli and Mel Meos fish wagon. I For more information about the event, call 283-2062 or 283-2157 or log onto www.flmnh.ufl.edu/rrc/. Randell Research Center is dedicated to archaeology, history, ecology and preserving the Calusa legacy. Celebrate Calusa Heritage day with Captiva Cruises -NO IRRIGATION -NO FERTILIZER -NO TRIMMING -NO PES T CON T RO L Discover the next g eneration of money-savin g plants 2 FREE p lants with y purchase of $50 or mo We ship worldwide. & trees. y ou r o re! Custom, upsca l e l an d scaping to t any b u d get. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422Guided Walks Offered by Lee Parks & RecreationTake a free guided nature walk along a quarter-mile loop boardwalk at Prairie Pines Preserve in North Fort Myers. Morning Meander Atop The Marsh will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will meet in the parking lot of the preserve, located at 18400 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. From an ADA-compliant boardwalk, this hour-long stroll will traverse a seasonal marsh while learning more about the birds, butterflies, and plants that call it home. Visit one small section of a 2,654acre Conservation 20/20 wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, wildlife observation areas, and equestrian trails. Restrooms are available. For more information, call 533-7455. In addition, a free guided morning walk amongst the pines is being offered on Saturday, February 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 6351 Stringfellow Road in St. James City. Pine Island is the only place in Lee County where you will find naturalized Longleaf Pines. Walk a 1.12-mile trail that leads you through low-growing saw palmetto, abundant grasses and flowering plants, all characteristic of a healthy plant community shaped by fire. And during this stroll you will learn more about fires role in a diverse ecosystem. Degree of difficulty is moderate. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat (shade is scarce in some areas), binoculars and camera. No restrooms are onsite. More information is available by calling 707-8251. These tours are provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Red-bellied woodpecker Email your editorial copy to: 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 lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure time THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 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


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201216 Cultural Connections Captivates CrowdFrench Olympian Kader Klouchi captivated a sold-out audience to the first Cultural Connections seminar at Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery (AOTO) on February 3. Cultural Connections, a monthly series of intimate conversations, provides an arena for the public to connect with community leaders as well as Olympians, artists and philanthropists as they share visions, accomplishments, and their contributions to building a sense of community either locally or globally. Klouchi shared personal stories of his journey to becoming an Olympian as well as his perspectives on sport, art and culture. From an early age, Klouchi had a passion for sport. During the evenings conversation, he joked that his first sport dream was to be a basketball star but he was too short. He later began trying different sports and eventually gravitated to the sport of long jump. Virtually selftaught in the sport, Klouchi worked tirelessly to do his best. Coaches viewed him as an underdog, but Klouchis love of sport and talent took him to the 1992 Olympic Games as a participant for Algeria in long jump. Klouchi is also a two-time French national record holder and a three-time world champion. Like many Olympian athletes, Klouchi transitioned his love of sport into a passion for the arts, particularly focused on the artistic beauty of action. The bold colors and long strokes provide a kinetic quality to Klouchis work is evidenced by the way the movement of each figure is captured to reveal the spirit of athleticism and a moment in which the authentic beauty of the effort and strength are reunited. In a special surprise to the Cultural Connections audience, Klouchi exhibited his technique through a live painting. When asked what the painting of a runner would be titled, Klouchi smiled and said Finished. The painting sold on the spot. Klouchis exhibit, A Spirit Unleashed, will be on display in the Olympian Art Gallery at the Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence at 1300 Hendry Street in Fort Myers through March. The exhibit features several new pieces and originals are available for sale. The celebration for the 2012 Olympic Games continues on Wednesday, February 29 as AOTO welcomes Italian Olympian Emanuela Pierantozzi. Pierantozzi has won numerous European and world championship competitions as well as being a two-time medalist in the Olympics and a member of the Italian Olympic Committee. The conversation will be followed by a short performance by renowned Italian pianist, Nadia Fanzaga. The evening concludes with a judo demonstration and a sparring event with Mayor Randy Henderson and Sherriff Mike Scott. Tickets are $30 for members or $50 for non-members. Seating is limited. For more information, call 332-5055. Olympians Kader Klouchi and Pamela Templeton Klouchi paints live at Cultural Connections Edison State Distinguished Speakers SeriesThe Edison State College Foundation Board of Directors invites the community to its 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speakers Series. This free, three-part series will be located on the Lee campus of Edison State College, and will showcase health, culture and education. Guests are invited to enjoy light hors doeuvres, fellowship, a glass of wine and a re-acquaintance with Edison State College. Distinguished Speakers Series visiting lecturers in 2012 will include Jeff Davis, Adrian Kerr and Lee Bennett Hopkins. Davis is a national speaker on cardiovascular technology and a published author. He began his career in health care as a registered respiratory therapist in 1987 and, after graduating from Edison State College, he worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. The severity of babies who suffered from congenital cardiac disease and cardiac related complications enhanced his desire to work in a cardiology related environment. Davis will speak on Thursday, February 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Nursing Building. Kerr is an author and specialist in Ancient Civilizations and is the Director of Continuing Education at Edison State College. He has spent more than 30 years researching, writing and broadcasting about the Middle East and India. He is described as a leading historical populist and regularly appears on television and radio. He presents complex historical, political and religious issues in an enjoyable manner. He can compress thousands of years of history into a fascinating, often humorous, summary. Kerr will speak on Friday, March 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Rush Library. Hopkins is one of the nations most sought-after speakers on the subject of childrens literature. He also has a revered role as the namesake of the Edison State College, Lee Bennett Hopkins Writing Institute. He has written and edited numerous award-winning books for children and young adults. In 1989 he received the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions to the field of childrens literature. At the heart of all of his writing is his determination to bring children and books together. Hopkins will speak on Thursday, April 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Building. All of these events are free, but registration is required and seating is limited. Contact Danessa Stevens at 489-9210 for more information or visit www.edison. edu/foundation. Jeff Davis Lee Bennett Hopkins Adrian Kerr


17 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Bedroom Antics At Florida Repby Di SaggauA play by Alan Ayckbourn, Bedroom Farce, is set in 1974 England, and follows four couples in three bedrooms on a hectic Saturday night in London. It had a successful 276-performance run on Broadway in 1979. Bedroom Farce playing now at Florida Repertory Theatre. Farce is not my favorite genre, but I must admit I found myself laughing out loud during this two hour playful presentation with its absurd situations. In their dusky, floral wallpapered room are Delia (Carrie Lund) and Ernest (Chris Clavelli). Their biggest worries are how much they should dress up to go out to dinner and how much they should tip. They are a proper British couple in their golden years who feel being wicked is eating sardines on toast in bed. They dont like their daughter-in-law Susannah (Brandy Zarle) and feel their son Trevor (Eric Mendenhall) should have married his former girlfriend Jan (Michelle Damato). Jan is married to Nick (Brad DePlanche). They occupy the third bedroom where Nick is bedridden due to an excruciatingly painful back. His screams and moans are very realistic. In the middle bedroom are Malcolm (Jason Parrish) and Kate (Amy Hutchins). They are in the middle of renovations but decide to host a housewarming party anyway. Against their better judgment, they invite Trevor and Susannah along with Nick and Jan. Nick, of course, is unable to attend and he doesnt really want Jan to be at a party with Trevor. Madness and mayhem ensue as Trevor and Susannahs relationship erupts at the party, throwing a monkey wrench into the lives of the other three couples. Its non-stop action that requires precise timing and execution. The female characters are very entertaining, but I found myself laughing more at the antics and dialogue of the male characters. Mendenhall is a little-boy-lost husband, Clavelli is a neurotic riot, Parrish is a lovable, confused newlywed and DePlanche suffers beautifully and hysterically. The audience gets to witness the behind-closed-doors lives of three couples in their bedrooms, all the while observing the amusing unraveling of the relationship of a fourth couple who is intertwined in the lives of the other three. Bedroom Farce plays through February 25 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available online at www.floridarep.org or by calling the box office at 332-4488. Cast of Bedroom Farce Eric Mendenhall (Trevor) and Brandy Zarle (Susannah) Seafood, Steaks & Pastas Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11 12984 S. Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers 239-433-4449Michael Bratta & Brenda Biddle invite you to experience our newly renovated dining room.LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLYDance Floor HAPPY HOUR 4 pm 6:30 pm 1/2 price drinks and discount appetizers SERVING LUNCHMon-Fri 11 am 4 pm Dinner 7 days 4 pm closeBennigans, Biddles & now Brattas has never tasted so good!!!Go to our website for additional coupons www.brattasristorante.comIf You Liked Biddles on Summerlin, You will LOVE Brattas on 41 EVERY DAY EARLY BIRD4 pm 6 pmServing Lunch & DinnerTwo Dinners for $19.99 FIND US Buy One Entre/ Get One Entre FREE for Lunch or Dinner* with the purchase of 2 reg. price beverages. Up to $15 in value. Not vaild on Fri. & Sat. CANNOT be used in conjunction with HAPPY HOUR pricing, Early Bird specials, or any other coupon or promotion. O er valid through Thursday Feb. 16th. 18% gratuity added before discount. Reservations required. Not valid with any other coupon or promotion.WE HAVE ADDED MORE SEAFOOD TO OUR MENU!STONE CRAB, KING CRAB, LOBSTER TAIL, SNOW CRAB, CLAMS CASINO, CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS, SHRIMP & CRAB CEVICHE & MUCH MORE If You Want to Spark Your ROMANCE Make VALENTINES Reservations With Us!!! Treat Your SweetheartMake Your Reservations Now


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201218 Young Artists Awards Gala Tickets On SaleOn Sunday, March 4, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, The Young Artists Awards Gala will showcase the best of young performing artists from throughout Southwest Florida. Two, hundred, and sixteen registered auditions were held on three full days at the Alliance for the Arts in January, with students performing before six panels of over 50 professional adjudicators. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and a silent auction at 6 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Lois Thome of WINK, TV. They are available online at www.broadwaypalm.com, by calling 278, 4422, or from the Broadway Palm Box Office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit families of children with cancer through the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Award winners: Contemporary Voice/Musical Theatre Ages 8, 12 Finalist, Spencer Saso, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts Finalist, Sarah Best, home schooled Runner, up, Ania Dziarnowski, Diplomat Elementary Ages 13, 16 Finalist, Halie Boling, Cypress Lake Center for the Arts Finalist, Nicholas Hambruch, Ida S. Baker High School Runner up, Emily Alvarado, Cypress Lake High School Ages 17-21 Finalist, Sam Bostic, Lehigh Senior High School Finalist, Elizabeth McCawley, Florida State University Runner, up, Haley Ondrejka, Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Ages 8-14 Finalist, Jacqueline Calderwood, Cypress Lake Middle School Finalist, Gabriella Martina, Homeschooled Runner up, Kaitlyn Nicolosi, Fort Myers Christian School Ages 15-21 Finalist, Sarah White, Riverdale High School Finalist, Kellie Drexl, University of Florida Runner, up, Sarah Hoffman, Fort Myers High School Instrumental Music Ages 13-16 Finalist, Mike Imbasciani, home schooled Finalist, Misty Drake, home schooled Runner-up, Hae, Yang Chang, Cape Coral High School Ages 17-21 Finalist, Priscila Navarro, Florida Gulf Coast University Finalist, Jesse Zavada, Florida State University Runner, up, Thomas Coppola, North Fort Myers High School Drama Ages 13-16 Finalist, Jordan Pilant, Homeschooled Finalist, Sianna Vacca, Varsity Lakes Middle School Runner-up, Halie Boling, Cypress Lake Center for the Arts Ages 17, 21 Finalist, Danielle Marcucci, North Fort Myers High School Finalist, David Hoyt, Ida S. Baker High School Runner-up, Katherine Oni, Fort Myers High School Classical Voice Ages 13-16 Finalist, Noelle Aparte, North Fort Myers High School Finalist, Peyton Davis, Cypress Lake High School Runner-up, Christie Jones, Cypress Lake Middle School Ages 17-21 Finalist, Lorena Vargas, Florida Gulf Coast University Finalist, Parker Trefz, Sarasota Military Academy Runner-up, Zachary Aretakis, Florida Gulf Coast University. The Young Artists Awards, Inc. is a not for profit performing arts education, audition, performance, and scholarship program for area students ages eight to 21. The project recognizes the areas top talented students in the performing arts. In its ninth year, its mission is to provide performing arts opportunities and scholarships in the areas of dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music performance and to provide a showcase for the talents of local youth. More information on the program can be found at www.youngartistsawards. org. Finalist Gabriella Martina Finalist Mike Imbasciani Finalist Priscila Navarro Finalist Spencer Saso Young Artists Awards Board Members Natalie Kozak and Dan Goldman at the student audition check-in Symphony Cellist Offers Master ClassStudents and the public are invited to attend a free master class with noted teacher and performer Ralph Kirshbaum on Friday, March 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. The class is offered by the Southwest Florida Symphony in Building J103, Rush Auditorium, Edison State College, Fort Myers. A performance by selected cello students will be followed by instruction and comments from Kirshbaum. Kirshbaum will be the guest soloist in the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Southwest Florida Symphony on March 3 at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Those who attend the Master Class may purchase a concert ticket for $5. To register for the master class call the symphony orchestra at 418-0996. For tickets call 418-1500. The distinguished career of Texas-born Kirshbaum, which encompasses the worlds of solo performance, chamber music, recording and pedagogy, clearly places him in ...the highest echelon of todays cellists, according to the Los Angeles Times Kirshbaum has appeared with many of the worlds great orchestras, including the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras, the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, BBC and London symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition to his solo career, has been on the faculty of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, for 35 years, and in 2008 accepted the Gregor Piatigorsky Endowed Chair in Violoncello at the University of Southern Californias Thornton School of Music. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201219 Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global.Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. A Riveting Drama At Gulfshore Playhouseby Di SaggauCritically acclaimed playwright David Mamet is considered to be among the industrys finest craftsmen and is a favorite of many theater fans. Six friends joined me to see his play Race over the weekend at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples. We were thrilled with the performance. Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury loves to direct theater that makes you think and leaves the audience debating the themes after the show. Believe me, we all had a lively conversation after seeing Race. I applaud Coury for bringing it to our area. The play involves a law firm of two partners, one black and one white, taking on a racially-charged case. They are offered the chance to defend a white billionaire, who has been accused of raping an African American woman, a crime he vehemently denies committing. The lawyers and defendant grapple with the evidence of the case and their own feelings about the truth of what happened. Jefferson A. Russell and Eric Hisson play the attorneys, Henry and Jack. Both give powerful performances. Brent Langdon plays the potential client Charles Strickland. Edena Hines is Susan, a young Ivy-League educated African American associate. All excel in their craft. The amount of dialogue handled by Hisson is amazing. The play runs 90 minutes without an intermission and it moves like lightening. Quick dramatic blackouts signal a scene change. The set is a luxurious law office with a wall-to-wall skylight window on one side, and towering book case on the other. The dialogue is non-stop and leaves the audience wondering just what is going on. Is their client guilty? How is race perceived by the various characters? Should the lawyers take this case? Can they win? Jack reminds his partner, Race is the most incendiary topic in our history. The actual story lies in the inter-office dynamics, which grow complicated when suspicions are raised about Susans role in the case. The two lawyers debate at length how to handle the case, citing innumerable scenarios and facts. To them its a game and how they play it is whats important. One moment they are confident they can win the case. As new evidence enters the playing field, they question everything and everyone. The story also wrestles with contrasts of wealth, education and gender. Be prepared, Race contains profanity, lots of it The F word is thrown about repeatedly by the attorneys along with a few others. Most of us agreed it did not seem out of place considering the setting and the nature of what the men were discussing. Director Coury calls Race the piece de la resistance. What an interesting journey this has been, working with a cast of black and white men and women, on a play that doesnt only spear racism headon, but a whole host of other prejudices. And when you open the lid of the box, you realize that there are a whole host of biases inside. Race is a powerful drama and one I hope you will take the time to see. It runs through February 12 at Gulfshore Playhouse, located in the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. For tickets visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org or call 1-866-811-4111. Jefferson A. Russell and Eric Hissom star as Henry and Jack in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Race, performing January 27 through February 12 Symphony Society Earns Double National Honors For 2011 FundraisersThe Southwest Florida Symphony Society has won national honors for two 2011 fundraising events that supported the Southwest Florida Symphony. The society earned two Awards of Excellence from the Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras in its annual Gold Book competition. The winning events were Sanctuaries In The Sky, the 2011 designer showcase that attracted more than 2,000 people to six luxury high-rise homes in Tavira at Bonita Bay last March, and Yacht Hop 2011, the April benefit that showcased yachts, top chefs, wine and music at Cape Harbour. The events were successful because they were unique; it was the first year for the Yacht Hop and the first time we held the designer showcase in a high-rise, said Joan Calder, who served as the societys president last year. The dedicated involvement of a number of volunteers and tremendous support from our sponsors also were instrumental in making the events exciting and profitable. Sanctuaries In The Sky co-chairs Calder and Ruth Condit and Yacht Hop co-chairs Jane Richards Hudson and Christina Mehta Prendiville will accept the awards during the leagues 67th National Conference this June in Dallas. Society member Kim Wittstadt also will attend to accept a Silver Roundtable Award for their Symphony Of Treats project and share information with conference participants who can adapt the project for their areas. The annual Gold Book competition recognizes outstanding projects created and executed by volunteer associations of symphony orchestras throughout North America. The award program was created in 1976 by the Volunteer Council, formally the Womans Council, and the executive director of the League of American Orchestras, who based the name on the idea that the book of contest entries was worth its weight in gold. Submitted projects now are posted online at www.goldbookonline.org to provide innovative examples for other volunteer organizations to adapt and follow. The leagues Volunteer Council includes recognized community leaders throughout the United States and Canada who have demonstrated outstanding support for their symphony orchestras. The councils awards honor volunteers who, through their hard work and dedication, help to insure the success of their organizations. For more information, visit www.swflso.org.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201220 Theatre Conspiracy Upcoming EventsTheatre Conspiracys upcoming play comes straight from the pages of todays newspapers. Theatre Conspiracy is pleased to announce the opening of The Exonerated, an award-winning play about six former death row inmates who were eventually released after being found innocent. The Exonerated will be performed February 10 through February 25 at the Foulds Theatre, Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The Exonerated, first produced in 2002, was written by Jessica Blank and her husband, Eric Jensen, who in the summer of 2000 traveled the country interviewing 40 former death row prisoners who spent from 2 to 22 years in prison before being released. The plays dialogue is based on interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and other public records. Every word is from court records and personnal interviews said Bill Taylor, producing artistic director. These peoples stories are compelling but not sad. Theres a lot of humor in this play; you couldnt survive on death row without humor. The play is about surviving, about what the human spirit can overcome its uplifting; there is redemption, there is hope. The Exonerated was the winner of 2003 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience The production is directed by J. Mitchell Haley. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with one matinee at 2 p.m. on February 19. Reservations can only be made by contacting Theatre Conspiracys box office at 936-3239. Benefit for Japanese theatres Last spring, shortly after the devastating earthquake in Japan, actor James Yaegashi called friends in the New York theatre to say, We as a theatre community have to do something to help our fellow artists on the other side of the world. Six months later, a friendly consortium of more than 30 organizations has come together. And now a remarkable nationwide event is underway. On Sunday, March 11, the first anniversary of the earthquake, Theatre Conspiracy will join with The Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizon and The Public Theatre, to name a few, to present the event Shinsai: Theaters For Japan. Shinsai [SHEEN-sigh] means great quake in Japanese. A menu of 10 minute plays and songs has been commissioned from major American and Japanese artists, who have donated their work for this one-day only event. Using the model of 365 Days/365 Plays, each theater nationwide will be craft their own event, drawing from the commissioned plays. Audiences everywhere on this day can donate relief funds to the Japan Playwrights Association to disburse to the Japanese theater community affected by the disaster. Any and all donation amounts are encouraged. Contributing artists include Edward Albee, Philip Kan Gotanda, Richard Greenberg, John Guare, Oriza Hirata, Naomi Iizuka, Shoji Kokami, Tony Kushner, Toshiki Okada, Yoji Sakate, Kumiko Shinohara, Toshiro Suzue, Suzan-Lori Parks, Doug Wright, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Classic farce to end season On March 23 Theatre Conspiracy will present the classic farce School For Wives by Moliere. School For Wives tells the story of Arnolphe, a rich merchant, who is under the delusion that he can create a perfect marriage by creating the perfect wife. He raises a young orphan, Agnes, in a convent, determined to keep her ignorant of everything except what he intends to teach her himself. His plans, however, are quickly undone by the handsome young Horace who, despite everything Arnolphe tries, takes Agness education into his own hands particularly in the art of love. Last year, we presented Medea with classic sets and costumes said Bill Taylor. This year, we wanted to pay homage to another masterpiece. Our costumes are being designed to match the fashions of France in the late 1600s. We hope to reach the heights we did with Medea. Im really looking forward to our final product. Directed by producing artistic director Bill Taylor with costume design by Diana Waldier, the show will play Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on March 25. Tickets are $18. Call 936-3239 for reservations. Southwest Florida Festival Of Arts Spring ShowThe Southwest Florida Pastel Society invites the public to attend the Festival of Arts Spring Show on exhibit at the Falciglia Gallery at Hodges University from March 2 to 28. Artists from Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties will exhibit pastel paintings ranging from still life, landscapes, portraiture, abstract and non-representational works created by member artists. This is a non-judged show of emerging artists and experienced members. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited and most art is available for purchase. Complimentary wine and small bites will be served. The show will continue to be on display from March 2 to 28 in the Hodges University Falciglia Gallery, located at 2655 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Moving Ethos To Perform With Bochette DancersWhat happens when you unplug? Thats what two sets of dancers and a visual artist will explore in the February 11 and 12 performance entitled Pop Ping Purr Tink at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. The event brings together choreographer Alyce Bochette of Fort Myers and members of the Sarasota-based modern dance company Moving Ethos. This show uncovers the possibilities exposed when we unplug from our technological overdose. Viewers will be thrust into a world of creativity and exploration, a place where we might find ourselves when we free our minds from electronic noise and allow ideas to come to life. Release the electronic sounds and replace them with the quiet of a gallery. Open your senses to absorb the beauty and emotion of dance. Bochette, a former member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, brings classical dance to the forefront of this stage as she presents two works from her repertory a ballet waltz inspired by the music of Tchaikovsky and a classical modern dance set to the solo piano music of Grieg, Schubert and Brahms. Founded in 2008, Moving Ethos continues to be defined as accessible, intimate dance theatre. With the use of untraditional spaces to reinforce that dance can and should exist anywhere, the company offers affordable and often free performances for the community. Unique projects and performances ensure that nobody and no body is excluded from the powerful impact that movement holds. Moving Ethos aims to connect with the audience through themed choreography that is both relevant and socially conscious. Moving Ethos is led by artistic directors Leah Verier-Dunn and Courtney Smith Inzalaco. These two Florida-raised choreographers will present a series of duets ranging from comical to aggressive to subtle and intimate, showing their range of ability and skill. Joining the dancers is Olympian and artist Liston Bochette, who will take us by macro-view into the world of creation through a photo journey of his drawings depicting Cellular Life from Conception to Termination set to the music of Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon.continued on page 35 Moving Ethos in motion Moving Ethos is a Sarasota-based modern dance company


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201222 Havlin To Attend Book DiscussionMeet author DL Havlin at the Pine Island Library on Tuesday, February 14 at 11 a.m.. Friends of the Library are sponsoring award-winning author DL Havlins appearance to discuss the development and facts behind his latest book, A Place No One Should Go. This suspenseful novella is set in Southwest Floridas wilds where a philandering 21st Century man takes his family on a canoeing/camping trip, only to find himself face to face with 15th century evil and his own conscience. Learn the background on this great tale of suspense, Calusa Indian spirituality, the Randell Research Center and the great Florida outdoors. For more information, contact the Pine Island Public Library at 485-1181 or visit the authors website at www.dlhavlinauthor.com. DL Havlin Maxeiner Speaks To Gulf Coast Writers GroupRetired physician Bob Maxeiner will present techniques and hints for strengthening creative writing to the Gulf Coast Writers Association on Saturday, February 18 starting at 10 a.m. at Fellowship Hall, Zion Lutheran Church, located at 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. Dr. Maxeiner has published a novel, Transplant, and two collection of short stories, Innocentia and Too Many Questions. An active member of Sanibel Island Writers Association, he has also written plays, musicals and poems. Maxeiner will demonstrate that writing is nothing at all, unless the writer breathes meaning into it, an idea that catches a reader and moves him. Writing like that is hard work. If its to be successful, it must be what I call strong writing. I intend to show what makes it strong, and to underline a dozen or more pits of slop that will always suck it down. Cost to attend the meeting is $3 for members or $5 for non-members. For more information on the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit www.gulfwriters.org. For further details about the February 18 meeting, e-mail Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@comcast.net. Book Signing Author Jan M. Edwards will sign copies of her first novel, Doctor, Please! Im Alive on Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tate Publishing and Enterprises, 16500 Burnt Store Road, Suite #109, Punta Gorda. Jan M. Edwards Price Fix Menu begins with your choice of: Fresh Ahi Tuna, Capers, Taggiasche Olives, Sheep Ricotta Wine Pairing: Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina Or Seared Fresh Fois Gras on Pan Brioche; Raspberry Glaze Wine Pairing: Verdi Sangue di Giuda *** First Course *** Lobster Ravioli in Veloute Or Homemade Tagliolini Pasta with Butter; Shaved Fresh Black Truffles Wine Pairing for both options: La Planeta La Cometa Fiano di Sicilia *** Intermezzo *** Lemon Sorbet *** Main Course *** Lamb in Puff Pastry stuffed with Spinach and Proscuitto Wine Pairing: Tenuta Arceno Prima Voce Or Monk Fish in Black Olive Crust with Champagne Sauce Wine Pairing: Hatzidakis Santorini *** Dessert *** White Chocolate Mousse with Rose Essence and Passion Fruit Sauce Wine Pairing: Marenco Bracchetto dAcqui $100 per person / $150 with wine pairings. Join us on February 14th at 1244 Periwinkle Way. For reservations call 239-472-5555.Valentines Day on the Mediterranean


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201223 Beach-Themed Art To Be FeaturedThe Fort Myers Beach Art Association will have its annual sale of original artwork at Century 21 TriPower offices at 2001 Estero Boulevard on February 12 from noon until 4 p.m. Twelve local artists will be there to chat about their work and refreshments will be served for visitors. All original art work will be available for sale by artists Susan Brown, Michele Buelow, Fred Bushnell, Randon Eddy, Pauline Healey, Gretchen Johnson, Sylvia Kasparie, Nancy Morgan, Joan Reynolds, Avis Schmitz, Terry Shattuck and Kathy Taylor. Framed paintings will be on display inside the office and outside bins will hold matted paintings and cards. On Febuary 9 at 5:30 p.m., the association will host its annual potluck at the gallery during which there will be an election of new officers for 2012-13. Anyone interested in becoming a part of the art organization is welcome as a guest to learn more. There will be a small fee for dinner with appetizers, salad and desserts provided by members. Call the gallery for more information at 463-3909. Also on February 12 the associations Spring Show opens with demonstration by Carol Frye from 4 to 6 pm. There is a $10 fee for the demo. The show runs until March 15. Upcoming events include: February 13-17, Carol Frye teaches her workshop Precious Stones. Her work is multimedia and inspirational. February 19 is a gallery talk for the Spring Juried Show at from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome. February 23-25, artist Neil Walling will teach Plein Air Painting during the morning at various sites. March 4 is the annual Art Bazaar will be held on the sidewalks at Santini Marina Plaza from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All original artwork will be for sale and proceeds benefit the student scholarships given to local art students continuing on to graduate level programs. For more information on any of these events, call the gallery at 463-3909 or see the website www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Painting by Susanne Brown, Beach Living Symphony Masterworks IVSouthwest Florida Symphony will present Masterworks IV, featuring conductor Michael Hall and cello soloist Ralph Kirschbaum, on Saturday, March 3 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The performance, highlighted by works written by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, will begin at 8 p.m. The highly charged and lyric Cello Concerto by Antonin Dvorak has established itself as one of the composers finest works and as one of the unchallenged masterpieces of the cello repertory. Dvorak composed the Cello Concerto while living in New York, between November 1894 and February 1895. It is scored on a large-scale for a Romanticsized orchestra. It is said that Dvorak was inspired to write a large-scale concerto for the cello after hearing Victor Herberts Cello Concerto No. 2 at a New York Philharmonic concert. The work was dedicated to Hanus Wihan, a cellist friend of the composer who was also asked to edit the solo part. However, when Wihan suggested a number of compositional changes and also wrote his own cadenza for the last movement, Dvorak instructed his publisher to print the work as he originally composed it with no cadenza or changes. I have put my entire soul into this work I love it as I have never before loved any of my musical offering. This is what Tchaikovsky said of his sixth and last symphony. Tchaikovsky began developing ideas for the symphony in December 1892, when he left home for a month of touring. He wrote, Just as I was starting my trip, the idea came to me for a new symphony, this time with a program, but a program that must remain secret. He began to put the notes on paper in February 1893 and completed the work by September 1. On October 28, the composer conducted the first public performance in St. Petersburg. The work was received politely but unenthusiastically by the musicians and audience. Nine days after the premiere, Tchaikovsky was dead, apparently of cholera. The secret program may have been revealed by a scrap of paper that was found after the composers death: The ultimate essence of the symphony is LIFE. The first movement is all forceful passion, confidence and thirst for action. The finale is DEATH, the result of destruction; second movement, love; third, disappointment. The fourth ends dying away. The work is treasured by audiences for its rich orchestration and emotionally moving content. The distinguished career of Texas-born cellist Ralph Kirshbaum which encompasses the worlds of solo performance, chamber music, recording, and pedagogy clearly places him in ...the highest echelon of todays cellists (Los Angeles Times). He enjoys the affection and respect not only of audiences worldwide, but also of his many eminent colleagues and students. In the span of an eventful career, Kirshbaum has appeared with many of the worlds leading orchestras in North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Far East. He has been a frequent guest of the Boston and Chicago Symphonies, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Houston and Dallas Symphonies in the United States. In Europe, he has appeared with the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras, as well as the London, Stockholm and Helsinki Philharmonics, Zurich Tonhalle, Orchestre de Paris and the Israel Philharmonic. In honor of the legendary cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, Kirshbaum will lead the inaugural Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles in March of 2012 an event presented by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in partnership with the Colburn School and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The Southwest Florida Symphonys Masterworks Series is sponsored by Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners. Tickets are priced at $20 to $82; $5 student tickets are available through Campus Chord Club and Student Rush. Call the Symphony Box Office at 4181500 or visit www.swflso.org for additional details. Naples Phils Brass Quintet To Play Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will presents the Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintets Smokin Brass on Friday, February 17 at 8 p.m. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Come get your heart warmed and your soul stirred with this smokin concert featuring the Brass Quintet performing works by renowned American composer David Sampson, film music composer Ennio Morricone, the great Duke Ellington and others. Selections will include Oblivion by Astor Piazzola, Rounds and Dances by Jan Bach, Western Fanfare by Eric Ewazen and Suite from The Comedians by Dmitry Kabalevsky. The Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet features Michael Zion on trombone, Matthew Sonneborn and David Dash on trumpet, Tracy Leonard on horn and Aaron McCalla on tuba. The exciting chamber group has won first prize at the Summit Brass International Music Competition and runner-up at the Narbonne, France International Brass Quintet Competition. Tickets are $33 for adults and $15 for students. They are available at www. sbdac.com. For more information, call 333-1933. Smoking Brass Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201224 Romeo & Juliet Premieres FridayThe quintessential and beloved story of passionate young love in the wrong time and place, Romeo & Juliet, will premiere at Laboratory Theater this Friday, February 10. The youthful romanticism, the colorful characters, the original and poetic language and humor as well as the bitter environment the feuding parents have created are highlighted in artistic director Annette Trossbachs adaptation, which opens just in time for Valentines Day. One of Shakespeares most popular plays, audiences will delight in this fastpaced version starring some of the most recognized faces in Southwest Florida classical theater as well as a band of fresh teenaged faces, playing the Capulet and Montague gang-members who tear up the streets of Verona. This play reminds us of all the heady passion of youth and its consequences, especially when those parents and guardians who should be present and enforcing boundaries are indulgent and selfish themselves. The cruel and negative climate that the heads of the Capulet and Montague families have created only makes the children behave more extremely, literally pinning their lives on an opportunity at love and escape, said Trossbach. Cast members have learned stage combat, interpretation of Shakespeare, character study and more in preparation for this fast-paced, exciting production. The teens in the show represent a wide array of area schools: The Canterbury School, Mariner High, Cypress Lake Middle and High Schools, both North and South Fort Myers High, Cape Coral High School and Ida Baker High School as well as a number of home-schooled students. The academic and theatrical approach to the script provide yet more ways for these students to appreciate classic literature. Romeo & Juliet has been made into several movies. Two of the most famous are Baz Luhrmanns version starring Leo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, and Federico Fellinis version starring Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting. Romeo & Juliet will be presented February 10 to 25 at 8 p.m. at 1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on February 19. Tickets are $20 each or $12 for students. Call 218-0481 or visit www. laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Juliet and mother Gloria Capulet Scene from Romeo & Juliet Romeo and father Ted Montague Taste Of The Town Drew 17,000The Junior League of Fort Myers has announced that the 29th annual Taste of Town on November 6 in Centennial Park was attended by 17,000 people. The money generated will go directly to fund the Junior League of Fort Myers service programs and projects in the local community. Anyone interested in sponsoring, advertising or volunteering at the 30th annual Taste of the Town scheduled for November 4, may email tasteofthetown@jlfm.org For more information about Junior League, call 277-1197 or visit www.jlfm.org. Signature Chamber Concert SundaySignature Chamber Concerts on Sunday, February 12, will feature jazz vocalist Michelle Amato and the Jazz All-Stars, with Bob Zottoli, performing selections from the Great American Songbook, including Gerschwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in the Miller Sanctuary of the UnitarianUniversalist Church of Fort Myers, 13411 Shire Lane, and will be followed by a reception at which audience members are invited to meet the performers. Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students. Further information may be obtained by calling 303-9165 or logging on to www.SignatureChamberConcerts.org. Michelle Amato From page 1ShellabrationTiratto and his Orchestra as they transport us back to the Sinatra Years. Enjoy a wonderful evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. The Shell Couture Fashion Show will feature original fashion designs inspired by our gifts from the sea. The luncheon and show begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 27 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Who can resist shellicious ice cream flavors on a Sunday afternoon? Join in at The Community House on March 4 at 1:30 p.m. for Rusty Browns performance of In Celebration of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. For reservations or additional information, call The Community House at 472-2155 or visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or www.shellabration2012. com.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201225 SFCA Captures Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Basketball ChampionshipsSouthwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) middle school boys and girls basketball teams won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships. The SFCA ladies took this title home by beating Oasis Charter School with a final score of 25-22. The SFCA boys won over The Community School in an overtime thriller with a final score of 41-36. This was a big weekend for the Kings! Southwest Florida Christian Academys girls basketball squad The SFCA boys team won the 2011-12 district championship Grand Opening Of New Sox Spring Site, JetBlue Park, Set for February 25by Ed FrankHeres your chance to see the newest and most modern spring training facility in the nation. The grand opening of JetBlue Park at Fenway South is set for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 25. You will have the opportunity to walk freely around the entire 106-acre complex that is the new training home of the Boston Red Sox. The facility is located on Daniels Parkway east of I-75. This date also will be the first full squad workout for the Red Sox. Following the grand opening ceremony, the public will get their first glimpse of the new stadium the practice fields and training facilities an investment of $79 million. The JetBlue Park will allow for the first time both major and the minor league teams in the Red Sox organization to train together in a single complex. Reminiscent of Yawkey Way in Boston where historic Fenway Park is located, there will be a festival with entertainment, face painting, magicians, stilt walkers, a bounce house, obstacle course and games for the children. To support the Florida Blood Center, a blood drive also will take place that day. After 20 years spring training at the City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers, the Red Sox will move a few miles south to this new facility that mirrors Fenway Park, including a replica of the famous Green Monster in left field. The former training facilities and practice fields in downtown Fort Myers were located several miles away from the City of Palms Park, and was a major reason why the Red Sox threatened to leave this area. There also was inadequate parking near the City of Palms Park. If you cant wait for the official opening on February 25, the player development complex that is part of the new facility will be open to the public on Sunday, February 19, when pitchers and catchers report. The Red Sox, with their new manager Bobby Valentine, will play two traditional exhibition games March 3 against Northeaster University and Boston College. The first official Grapefruit League Game is the next day at 1:35 p.m. against their spring crosstown rival Minnesota Twins. Everblades Honor 3,000,000th Fan The hometown Florida Everblades of the ECHL, now in their 14th season, honored their three-millionth fan last week. Jenna Bender was called to center ice in a special ceremony commemorating the fact that 3,000,000 fans have watched Everblades hockey in Germain Arena since the franchise began in 1999. The Everblades began the week with a 22-20 season record and remained in fourth place in the ECHL South Division, but only nine points behind first place Gwinnett. Florida dropped two of three last weekend at home against the Reading Royals. They are on the road this weekend facing Gwinnett on Friday and the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday and Sunday. These same Stingrays invade Germain next week for three games, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. OPEN HOUSE Sunday Feb 12 & Monday Feb 13th 10:00AM -5:00PM Refreshments765 Conch Court Sanibel FL 33908 Call Doris Trowbridge for more exciting details: 239-851-5612 doris@execq.com JOHN GEE REALTY 9400 sq ft on Sanibels East End with rapid access to causeway. Wonderful canal home incl: 5 br + of ce +artist studio. We call the master suite the Taj Mahal Perfect home for family living and entertaining with many extras incl. pool and jacuzzi, 4+ car garage. Offered at $859,000


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201226 Students Ready For A-Team ChallengeThirty-three high schools from the six county area are competing in the A-Team Challenge, a single elimination academic competition in which a team of students from each school competes with other school teams in the areas of science, math, arts and humanities, language arts, social studies and general knowledge. The purpose of the A-Team Challenge is to encourage, promote and spotlight academic achievement and excellence among area high school students. The A-Team Challenge is filmed and produced in partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, NBC 2 and the Lee County School Districts ETV Department. Games can be viewed on Comcast TV 99 and online at Lee County School district website: http://itv.leeschools.net/a_team_challenge.html. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships. The A-Team Challenge is a major project of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. In its 23rd year, the program fosters healthy competition among high school students and promotes academic excellence. The A-Team Challenge is sponsored by Suncoast for Kids Foundation, Edison State College, Southwest Florida College and Keiser University. Visit www.leeschoolfoundation for more information. Students from Gulf Coast High prepare to compete Southwest Florida Community Foundation To Hold Grant WorkshopsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host grant workshops across the five county area it serves during February and March. The grant workshops are meant to inform non-profit agencies about the various grant opportunities available through the foundation. According to the Foundations director of programs Anne Douglas, the series will address agency mythbusters, training and grant updates on their current grant programs. Grants can be a considerable source of frustration for non-profits, said Douglas. These informational workshops are meant to breakdown the confusion and questions and make the process as simple and pain free as possible so that we are able to get funds into the hands of the community organizations that need them. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has been supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties since 1976. With assets of more than $60 million, the Foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. Sessions include Thursday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers, 10091 McGregor Boulevard; Friday, February 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte; Thursday, March 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive; Friday, March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at FISH of Sanibel, 1630 Periwinkle Way, Suite B; Tuesday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at First Bank of Clewiston, 300 E. Sugarland Hwy.; and Tuesday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hendry County Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle. Reservations are required by February 17. For more information, call Anne Douglas at 274-5900, visit www.floridacommunity.com or RSVP to jremmel@floridacommunity.com. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 7-year-old son is very bright and he is also very active. His teachers seem to think that he has ADHD, but I dont think so. I have been reading that sometimes very bright children get misdiagnosed as having ADD. What can you tell me about this? Katie M., Sanibel Katie, It is true that very bright children may be incorrectly diagnosed as having ADHD. Some of the traits and characteristics of both groups are very similar. According to James Webb Ph.D., and an expert in the gifted population, some of these traits include being strong-willed, impulsive, impatient with the relative slowness of others, and having the tendency towards heightened sensitivity, perfectionism, and intense focus on personal interests and experiences. He also believes that while ADHD can and does occur in gifted children, many traits and behaviors characteristic of giftedness are frequently misinterpreted as ADHD, particularly in the very young. So then how can parents or teachers distinguish between ADHD and giftedness? Seeing the difference between behaviors that are sometimes associated with giftedness but also characteristic of ADHD is difficult, as the following parallel lists show: Behaviors Associated with ADHD (Barkley, 1990) 1. Poorly sustained attention in almost all situations 2. Diminished persistence on tasks not having immediate consequences 3. Impulsivity, poor delay of gratification 4. Impaired adherence to commands to regulate or inhibit behavior in social contexts 5. More active, restless than normal children 6. Difficulty adhering to rules and regulations Behaviors Associated with Giftedness (Webb, 1993) 1. Poor attention, boredom, daydreaming in specific situations 2. Low tolerance for persistence on tasks that seem irrelevant 3. Judgment lags behind development of intellect 4. Intensity may lead to power struggles with authorities 5. High activity level; may need less sleep 6. Questions rules, customs and traditions An essential consideration is to look at the situations in which a childs behaviors are problematic. Gifted children typically do not exhibit problems in all situations. For example, they may be seen as ADHD-like by one classroom teacher, but not by another; or they may be seen as ADHD at school, but not by the scout leader or music teacher. Close examination of the problem behaviors generally reveals other concerns that are causing the issues. Children with ADHD, however, typically exhibit the problem behaviors in virtually all settings including at home and at school though the extent of their problem behaviors may fluctuate significantly from setting to setting (Barkley, 1990), depending largely on the structure of that situation. That is, the behaviors exist in all settings, but are more of a problem in some settings than in others. The school counselor and school psychologist may be able to assist you with gathering more information about your sons behaviors. SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) is a great resource for information on the gifted. Founded in 1981, SENG is an organization that empowers families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. SENG offers online resources, shares research and provides webinars for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals. For more information, visit www. SENGifted.org. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Jewish Federation SAT Prep ClassesThe Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties is offering a special prep class series to help get local students ready for the SAT test on Saturday, May 5. The SAT test, a critical measure of scholarship, is the benchmark used by most colleges and universities for admission decisions. As such, they are crucial to a students success in higher education and a long-term focus of learning for high-school students. Small class sizes and affordable tuition make the Federations classes stand out. According to Naomi Rubin, the Federations programming director, Our course offers 35 hours of class time, small classes, professional teachers and individualized attention. Other companies use computer programs and/or have up to 40 students in their classes. They charge anywhere from $700 to $1,000 for their classes they are businesses and are out to make a profit. We are a non-profit organization, not a business, she added. We provide the SAT classes in a professional manner, affordable to the whole community. Your child will enjoy the course as well as benefit from it. The classes are led by local professional educators with years of experience in SAT preparation. The class fee is $355 and includes all course materials. A minimum of sixcontinued on page 30


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201227 Fort Myers Pediatric Ofce 9350 Camelot Drive Fort Myers (239) 481-5437 www.ppcsw.com Convenient South Fort Myers ofce Visits 365 days a year for ill children Same day appointments FREE prenatal visits Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida also specializes in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology throughout Lee County.LEADERS IN Pediatrics Financial FocusHeres How To Insure A Great Valentines Dayby Jennifer BaseyValentines Day is almost upon us. To celebrate, you may want to present your loved ones with chocolates, flowers or any number of other traditional gifts. But if your valentine also happens to be your spouse or your life partner, you also might want to show your love in another way by making sure you have adequate insurance. Just consider some of the things that life insurance can do for you and your family: Pay off your mortgage With sufficient life insurance, your family can remain in their home should anything happen to you. Educate your children College is expensive, and it seems to get more costly every year. If you were to die prematurely, your life insurance proceeds could help pay for your childrens education. Help fund retirement Term insurance consists of just a death benefit. But permanent insurance policies, such as whole life or universal life, a taxadvantaged savings component that could help pay for your retirement and help keep you financially independent which means you wont have to worry about being a burden to your grown children. Furthermore, proceeds from your life insurance policy could help your surviving spouse retire more comfortably. Help protect your business If youre involved in a family-owned business enterprise, you can structure a life insurance policy to help preserve the business or transfer it to the next generation. Pay for estate taxes If your estate is sizable, it could generate estate taxes. Life insurance proceeds can help your heirs pay these taxes. Clearly, life insurance offers a variety of benefits. But how much do you need? And what type do you need? You might hear that your coverage should be worth around seven or eight times your annual salary. But theres really no one-size-fitsall formula. In determining how much life insurance you require, you should consider your age, your income, the size of your family, the amount of your mortgage, whether your spouse has a retirement account, your financial goals and other factors. Your financial advisor can help you assess these variables to determine the appropriate level of coverage. One final word on life insurance: Dont wait too long before purchasing a policy or upgrading your existing one. Your life insurance premium is based, in part, on your age, so the sooner you act, the better. Also, the time to buy life insurance is while you are healthy, because poor health could prevent you from obtaining coverage. As important as it is, life insurance isnt the only protection you and your loved ones may need. During your working years, you are actually more likely to become temporarily disabled, due to injury or illness, than you are to die. If you werent able to work for a while, you could help your family maintain its lifestyle if you had an adequate disability income insurance policy. Your employer might offer you some coverage as a benefit, but it might not be sufficient, either in terms of income or the length of the disability covered. Consequently, you may want to explore an individual disability insurance policy. When you think of romantic Valentines Day presents, insurance probably doesnt pop up right away. Yet, by making sure youve got all the coverage you need, you may actually be giving your loved ones the greatest gift theyll ever receive. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Canterbury Kids Excel At Edison Science FairCanterbury School students excel in science as was witnessed at the awards ceremony for the Edison Regional Science & Engineering Fair, when 20 young scientists from the school received accolades. In the junior division, Jay Chandar, a seventh grader, received the Grand Fair Award and first place in his category of Molecular Biology. Jay will continue refining his research and will compete at the state science fair in April. Chandar investigated plant enzymes to see if they could lower the stress on the liver, pancreas and small intestine; thereby lowering the amount of insulin and glucose in the bloodstream. This is a valuable study for those with type 2 diabetes and obesity. Five other Canterbury School Middle School students received recognition for their work: Natalie Henning and Madison Noall received second place for their team project and both girls received $1,000 scholarships to the colleges of their choice. Manuel Hernandez received second place in the Environmental Analysis category Simon Negin received third place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category. Hannah Fay received third place in the Environmental Management category. In the senior division, Canterbury seniors Vaib Penukonda and Neil Singh received the Second Place Grand Award and first place in the Mathematics category for their project. For the second year in a row, they will compete at the state fair and at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May. Vaib and Neil also received top honors from the Mathematics Honor Society for their research. Penukonda and Singh were inspired by 30 Saint Mary Axe, a bullet-shaped skyscraper in London. Using multivariable calculus, they analyzed wind dynamics and thus wind flow efficiency of buildings and architectural styles. Also receiving first place in their categories and qualifying to compete at the state science fair were Kelly Fay, Animal Sciences; Tara Kini, Cellular and Molecular Biology; and Xylo Smith in Behavioral and Social Sciences. Kini also received the U.S. Air Force Award. The team of Thomas Quigley, Steven Schwartz and Peri Shamlian received first place in Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical. This team also received the U.S. Army Award. Receiving second place for their projects were Ahmed Ahad in Chemistry; James Harris in Energy and Transportation; Cheyenne Reynolds in Biochemistry; and Torin Tosath in Behavioral and Social Sciences. Harris also received the highest cash award from Florida Power & Light. Receiving third place was Suhas Penukonda in Medical and Health Sciences and Derek Wu received fourth place in Environmental Management. Snowbird SeminarLocal attorney Charles PT Phoenix, of Phoenix File & Pagidipati PLLC, will be a speaker for the Snowbird Seminar hosted by Wayne State University. The February 18 luncheon and learning event will be held at the Alumni College in Fort Lauderdale. Phoenix will be speaking on the topic of Reinventing Your Financial Future. A leader in his field, which melds years of experience in both business and law, Phoenix will offer insights about current issues that impact everyones financial future. Charles PT Phoenix


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201228 deaRPharmacistGifts Of Love For The Heartby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What medications and supplements do you recommend for heart health? JS, Dallas, Texas Your cardiologist has to pick your medicine based on your medical history, age and individual response. Common medication categories are the diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors and others which seek to relax blood vessels, eliminate fluid and power up the heart beat. Today Ill focus on two important supplements to consider for heart health, and there are more articles about this posted at my website. First and foremost, please commit to exercising to the degree your doctor permits. It turns on life extension genes, no matter how sedentary youve been. Consider supplementing with Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. This is naturally produced in every cell of your body, and its mostly concentrated in the heart so supplementing gives your heart a helping hand. CoQ10 is also found in your brain. Its directly involved in the production of energy (ATP) which allows for cellular respiration; it keeps your heart breathing and/or beating in perfect rhythm. People with angina experience chest pain as the cells die in the heart and suffocate because they are not making ATP, meaning there is no cellular respiration. In other words, the ailing heart is literally starving for CoQ10 which generates oxygen. There are hundreds of studies that demonstrate it supports heart health and a healthy cardiac rhythm. CoQ10 maintains muscle health when taking certain cholesterol medicines and female hormones. I recommend taking about 200 mg of CoQ10 (or 100 mg Ubiquinol) daily. I also recommend fish oil supplements because they provide omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats. They are essential for optimal health even though the human body does not manufacture them. Omega-3s are also great at reducing inflammation-causing compounds like prostaglandins. Luckily we can supplement with omega-3 fish oil products, some of which are burpless and easy to swallow. Omega-3s are well researched, and incredibly beneficial for a healthy heart. The American Heart Association has dietary recommendations for EPA and DHA (the two primary heart-healthy compounds present in fish oils). They suggest at least two servings of fatty fish each week, or 500 mg of EPA and DHA if you do not eat fish. If youve had previous heart health concerns or cardiovascular disease, then consume 1 gram EPA and DHA. Those wishing to maintain healthy triglycerides can consume 2 to 4 grams of EPA and DHA per day. Check with your personal health care professional because some medications interact with higher doses of fish oil. Even the FDA allows a supportive claim regarding omega-3s and heart health benefits. So if you love someone, skip the flowers and candy at Valentines. Think in terms of fish and CoQ10 it does a tremendous amount to help circulation and can even mend a broken heart, if you know what I mean. I hear you, the flowers and candy are far more romantic... but my ideas will keep your love alive a lot longer. 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. Reception For Breast Cancer Walk VolunteersThe Lee County American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer leadership team will host a volunteer reception on Wednesday, February 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at ICI Insurance Center, 4560 Via Royale #1, Fort Myers. This event is free and open to individuals who desire to get involved with the Making Strides event, a noncompetitive 5k walk uniting people of all ages with a common goal to fight breast cancer and save lives. The walk will take place on October 20 at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers. We are building our army of volunteers and are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our committee, said Debra Newell, event chair. Volunteers and committee members are vital to the events success and are needed for team recruitment, distribution, promotion, survivor zone, logistics and event execution. Cocktails and hors doeuvres will be served, and a raffle will take place. Those interested in attending may contact Danielli Martel at 939-9991 or danielli@ emailmyagents.com. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. LEAPP To Hold Free Shred EventLee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership (LEAPP) invites the public to a community shred-athon on Friday, February 24. This event is being held to advocate against financial exploitation of seniors. Free shredding of personal documents will be provided by Secure Shredding, Inc. at two different locations in Lee County. Residents are invited to bring materials for shredding to one of the following locations: Big Johns Plaza in Cape Coral from 9 to 11 a.m. Shred truck will be located in the parking lot facing SE 47th Terrace Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers from noon to 2 p.m. Shred truck will be located in the parking lot in front of Fresh Market. The event is free and open to the public. Limit is two boxes of documents per person; no business or commercial documents are allowed. Donations will be accepted to benefit LEAPP. Volunteer members of LEAPP will be on hand to assist participants and share information about LEAPP. For additional information about the shredding event to learn more about LEAPP, call 211 or 433-3900. Consign With A Cause To Benefit ACT Join ACT and Jennifers for a wonderful shopping experience while helping us raise money for victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking. People are invited to consign gently used items from March 5 to 9, to be sold March 15, 16 and 17 at Jennifers, located at 13451-1 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers. Consigners will keep 50 percent and donate 50 percent, or they can donate 100 percent of the sale price and be rewarded with 20 percent off at Jennifers. For nearly three decades, Jennifers has been known as Southwest Floridas finest womens apparel boutique, drawing fashion-minded women from three counties. They are a long-established business held in high regard for its creative approach and stellar reputation, with strong connections to its community. Consign, donate and shop for a cause. For more information, call ACT at 939-2553. Contact Jennifers at 4818582 or visit www.jennifersfortmyers. 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, During the holidays, we decided one night to go to the movies. As we approached the two available seats, I could not help but notice the three people sitting in the seats closest to me. A severely obese father, his very fat daughter who was about 10 years old and his wife who was at least 80 pounds overweight. Just before the movie was to begin, the wife started to drink her colossal soda, followed by two boxes of chocolate covered raisins. Then she opened a box of cookies and shared them with her child and husband. She consumed calories during the entire movie. She was really working hard on her apparent plan to become grossly obese. Please share with me what is happening to some of the boomer generation? Cathryn Dear Cathryn, Based on the diet industry, I dont think obesity is limited to the boomer generation. Good health habits of proper nutrition and exercise are a day-to-day life-long commitment. There are many who can make the commitment and many who cannot. My heart goes out to the overweight kids of the world, whose parents are not setting good examples or teaching good habits. Kids can be cruel to overweight peers. Pryce Dear Cathryn, Many seniors also over indulge and gain weight. Some seniors have limited ability to move due to arthritis and other medical conditions. Their main source of entertainment revolves around food. Food becomes their pleasure and they want to enjoy themselves. Children who are overweight can become obese in adulthood and face many problems. Their insurance premiums are two to four times higher. They have higher medical bills, face job discrimination, do not become candidates for job promotion, have shorter life spans, along with the possibility of diabetes and becoming blind. Unfortunately many people live to eat, rather than eat to live. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.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, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before Before After After Natasha, COA 29 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 2012


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201230 From page 26SATstudents is necessary for this class to be held, and a maximum of 12 students will be accepted. The 14-session classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, February 22, 27 and 29, March 5, 7, 19 and 21, April 2, 4, 16, 18, 25 and 30, and May 2. Math classes are held Mondays, and classes for the verbal section are held Wednesdays. Sessions which begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 9 p.m. are held at the Federation office at 9701 Commerce Center Court in Fort Myers (off Bass Road and Summerlin Road, opposite Lexington County Club). Openings are filling up fast. Classes are open to all local students on a first-come, first-served basis Applications are available by calling the Federation at 481-4449 ext. 3 or by visiting www.JewishFederationLCC.org. Call For FGCU NominationsThe Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association is sending out a call for nominations for outstanding FGCU graduates who have significantly contributed to the community. The Alumni Association Board of Directors annually honors a distinguished graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with the Alumnus or Alumna of Distinction award. This is the most prestigious award the association bestows upon an FGCU graduate in recognition of the recipients contributions to society. The criteria for the Distinction award includes a distinguished professional career (both regionally and nationally), distinguished in community and recognized for service to others, and dedicated to providing ongoing service to the University. The 2012 award recipient will join the eight previously honored alumni who include Melissa Simontis, 2011; Ricky Pires, 2010; Laura Holquist, 2009; Nola Theiss, 2008; Guenther Gosch, 2007; Robert Mulhere, 2006; Dr. Allen Weiss, 2005; and Dr. John Little, 2004. The Soaring Eagles Society award will honor six alumni one from each of the universitys six colleges. Nominees for these awards will have earned (at least) a bachelors degree from FGCU within the last decade, and will be individuals who dedicate time and resources to their communities and excel in their professions. The 2011 award recipients of the Soaring Eagles Society include Melissa Wallace, Health Professions; Matthew Johnson, Arts and Sciences; Andy Waters, Professional Studies; Samantha Scott, Business; and Ansley Cockram, Education. Deadline to submit nominations for both awards is midnight on April 1. Recipients of each award will be recognized at the FGCU Celebration of Excellence, which will be held on Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. on the FGCU campus. For more information about the awards, or to nominate a deserving individual, visit www.fgcu.edu/Alumni/ AlumniAwards.html. Childrens Hospital Receives Proceeds From Fashion ShowResidents from Pelican Landing recently presented a check in the amount of $72,735 to the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation in support of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign. The check represents proceeds from the Second annual Childrens Hospital Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon & Auction. The event was held December 9, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Pelican Landing has made a pledge of $500,000 to name four rooms in the new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida which will be built on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. The new hospital will contain 136 beds and additional pediatric specialty services not presently available. In addition to the funds raised from ticket sales and auction proceeds, Jennifer Novakovich who modeled in the show with her 6-year-old twins born in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Childrens Hospital announced a grant from Fifth Third Bank for $50,000 to support the capital campaign. The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is successfully leading a $125 million campaign to offset the cost of the new hospital and is working with various communities and individuals to help raise the necessary funds. Pictured are representatives from The Childrens Hospital Fashion Show Committee. Front row is Lisa Behm, Pat Smart, Karen Nagle and Gillian Draper. Back row is Skip Lepola, Diane Lepola, Louise Urick, Joanne Cincotta, Bill Smart, Joanne Hoover, Joanne Weston, Gail Hansen, Harvey Bujold, Carol Ostrander and Betty Mosheim Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida, Inc. is a continuing care retirement community, consisting of 334 independent living units, 30 villas, 44 assisted living units and 64 skilled nursing beds. The mission of the organization is to create and sustain a life care retirement community providing a neighborhood of friendly people, fresh ideas and new possibilities. Cypress Cove promotes the concept of aging with dignity and peace of mind. Working in cooperation with various institutions of higher education Cypress Cove has developed a robust internship program that allows us to offer the very latest in therapeutic activities. This unique program has been designed to allow the interns full immersion in the setting. Interns are provided with an excellent perspective on aging and have proved to be a very enjoyable experience for them. Our resident interns include Hannah Jessup, a senior from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Hannah is majoring in Parks and Recreation Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation and is planning to take her certification exam in May to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Her area of specialty is with horticulture therapy and has studied abroad in Norway, where she implemented adapted gardening was utilized with older adults in the facility. Jessups experience in Norway was at a teaching facility in which she learned international policies and variations in care for older adults. She would like to continue her work upon graduation with the geriatric populations. Ashley Truslow, another resident intern, is a senior at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She is majoring in Recreational Therapy and, upon graduation in the summer, would like to continue working with the geriatric populations. Ashley plans to take her certification exam in May to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. The area of specialty in which she would like to focus is with Animal Assisted Therapy for older adults in geriatric settings. During the duration of her internship, Ashley will be working with Max the facility dog (a 1 year old Maltese) to establish him as a pet partner with the Delta Society. Full immersion in the setting at Cypress Cove has provided an excellent perspective on aging and has been very enjoyable for them. The students will complete their internship in mid-April, for an approximate duration of 600 hours in 15 weeks. The Recreational Therapy internship program is an on-going opportunity, designed to take two students per semester (fall, spring and summer). The program has been marketed on a national level due to the unavailability of local recreational therapy programs in Florida colleges. Cypress Cove Offers Therapeutic Recreation Internship Program From page 1JetBlue Park Grand OpeningDuring the open house, fans will have an opportunity to walk freely around JetBlue Park and enjoy concessions and entertainment on Fenway South Drive a street festival reminiscent of Yawkey Way in Boston. Much like at Fenway Park in Boston, the street will have entertainment including, face painting, magicians, stilt walkers, a bounce house, obstacle course and other games for children. To help support Floridas Blood Center, a blood drive will be taking place during the open house for those who are able to make a blood donation. February 25 also marks the date of the first full squad workout of the 2012 Red Sox team. Fans will have an opportunity to walk around the practice fields of Fenway South in addition to JetBlue Park where, for the first time, both major and minor league teams will train together at a single complex. Other key dates this Spring Training season include: Sunday, February 19 Pitchers and catchers report. The player development complex will be open to the public free of charge. Saturday, February 25 First full squad workout, opening celebration and free open house. Saturday, March 3 First college exhibition games featuring Northeastern University at 2:35 p.m., followed by Boston College at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, March 4 First official Grapefruit League game matching the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins at 1:35 p.m. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201232 PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You dont like rejection. But instead of trying to ram your ideas through to an unreceptive audience, stand back and wait for a more favorable environment later this month. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Job commitments call for the tidy Taurean to charge into those problem-plagued projects and get them into shape. Then go ahead and enjoy the fun and friendships of your expanding social life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The pressures of the workplace are beginning to ease. While you still need to stay connected to your ongoing commitments, youll be able to take more time to relax with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel that you need to prove how much you can do. But be careful not to take on more than you can handle, or you risk being bogged down. An Aries has a message for you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Financially it could be a little tight for a while. So resist the urge to splurge on things you dont really need. There will be time enough to indulge yourself when the money squeeze eases later this month. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You demand trust from others. But someone is creating a situation that could put your own trustworthiness in question. Be sure to keep all lines of communication open. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A problem delays the recognition that you hoped to receive for your hard work. But all will soon be resolved. Remember to make patience your watchword this week. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Those wonderful ideas could expand your workplace prospects and ultimately lead you on a new career path. Your personal life also opens up new vistas. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) So much seems to be swirling around you these days that you might find it hard to focus on priorities. Best advice: Take things one at a time, and youll get through them all. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Work out situations with what you have, and avoid the temptation to create complications where they dont exist. This applies both at home and in the workplace. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Keep your keen senses open to possible changes in personal and/or professional situations. Knowing what might lie ahead gives you an edge on how to handle it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Personal pressures at work could create a problem with your performance. Best advice: Focus on the job ahead of you. If necessary, you can deal with the other issue later. BORN THIS WEEK: Like your fellow Aquarian Abraham Lincoln, you have a way of handling the most difficult situations with grace and conviction. On Feb. 16, 1848, romantic composer Frederic Chopin plays his final concert in his adopted city of Paris, 18 months before his death from tuberculosis at the age of 39. After fleeing his native Poland, he spent the rest of his life amid the high society of France. On Feb. 19, 1851, an angry mob in San Franciscos business district tries two Australian suspects in the robbery and assault of C.J. Jansen. Vigilantes were fairly common during the Gold Rush boom in San Francisco, and they were so well regarded that they took over the Democratic Party in the late 1850s, and some became respected politicians. On Feb. 18, 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous and controversial novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At the books heart is the journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on a raft. On Feb. 13, 1915, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is formed. ASCAP collects and distributes royalties for copyrighted musical works. Today, ASCAP reports that it distributes more than $800 million in royalties annually to its members. On Feb. 14, 1929, Sir Alexander Fleming, a bacteriologist, discovers penicillin. Having left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered, Fleming noticed that a mold, similar to the kind found on bread, had fallen on the culture and had killed many of the bacteria. On Feb. 15, 1933, president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escapes an assassination attempt. Deranged, unemployed brick layer Giuseppe Zangara shouted, Too many people are starving! and opened fire with six rounds. Zangaras extreme action reflected the anger and frustration felt among many Americans during the Great Depression. On Feb. 17, 1966, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys rolls tape on the first take of Good Vibrations. Six months, four studios and $50,000 later, he finally completed his 3 minute, 39 second symphony, pieced together from more than 90 hours of tape recorded during literally hundreds of sessions. It was 19th-century German philosopher, composer and poet Friedrich Nietzsche who made the following sage observation: At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. Despite all the cartoons youve seen throughout your life, rabbits generally prefer greens to carrots, and mice would rather eat grains and fruit than cheese. The area that is now the state of California had a population of about 700 in 1854. In 2010, the population had increased to 37,253,956. In the span of just over one and a half centuries, the population increased a whopping 53,000 times. Rice paper is not made from rice. Its made from the pith of the rice paper plant. You may be surprised to learn that, according to the National Sleep Foundation, 33 percent of all preschoolers have a TV in their room, and 20 percent of infants and toddlers have one. If you ever make a trip to Italy (lucky you!) and visit the town of Modena, be sure to go to the bell tower. There you might see an item that is, to the best of my knowledge, unique in the world: a wooden bucket that started a war. In 1325 a group of soldiers from the then-city-state of Modena raided rival city-state Bologna and returned home with the bucket. Greatly desiring to get the bucket back, Bologna declared war. The war raged on for years, but Bologna never did get its bucket back. If youre a schoolteacher in Arkansas, you should be aware of an arcane law there: If you bob your hair, youll be ineligible for a pay raise. A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. -Sir Barnett Cocks THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY1. MAPS: U.S. Interstate 10 ends in Los Angeles, but where does it begin on the East Coast? 2. SCIENCE: In 1959, physicist Richard Feynman was the rst to propose what kind of technology (on a small scale)? 3. LITERATURE: What was Ernest Hemingways middle name? 4. MUSIC: What American folk-music group is famous for their song Keep on the Sunny Side? 5. MEDICAL TERMS: What is a more common name for the medical condition pruritus? 6. SPORTS: Where will the 2014 Olympic Winter Games be held? 7. ARCHITECTURE: What famous architects residence in Wisconsin was called Taliesin? 8. LANGUAGE: What are the comparative and superlative forms of the word little? 9. MOVIES: In Cast Away, what was the name that marooned actor Tom Hanks (Chuck Noland) gave the volleyball that washed ashore? 10. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Brazil? TRIVIA TEST1. Jacksonville, Fla. 2. Nanotechnology 3. Miller 4. The Carter Family 5. Itching 6. Sochi, Russia 7. Frank Lloyd Wright 8. Less and least 9. Wilson 10. Brasilia. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ1. When Philadelphias Roy Halladay won his second Cy Young Award in 2010, he tied the mark for the longest gap between Cy Young Awards (seven years). Who else did it? 2. From 1986 through 2006, the San Francisco Giants had three managers. Name two of them. 3. In 2010, Ryan Mallett broke the University of Arkansas record for most career TD passes. Who had held the mark? 4. How many times during his 31 seasons did the NBAs winningest coach, Don Nelson, lead a team to the playoffs? 5. Who were the last two remaining active NHL players to have played in the 1980s? 6. How many times did the Japanese womens soccer team fail to beat the U.S. before defeating the American team in the 2011 World Cup nal? 7. In the nal race of his career in 1920, Man o War defeated the 1919 Triple Crown winner in a match race. Name the losing horse.1. Atlantas Tom Glavine -1991 and 1998. 2. Roger Craig, Dusty Baker and Felipe Alou. 3. Clint Stoerner, with 57 (1996-99). Mallett nished with 62. 4. Eighteen times. 5. Mike Modano and Mark Recchi, both of whom retired before the 2011-12 season. 6. Twentyve times. 7. Sir Barton. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201233 From page 1All Star Jamwork with John Entwistle (The Who), Leslie West (Mountain), Jack Bruce (Cream), Todd Rundgren, Billy Squier, Brian Johnson (AC/DC) and many others. Jeff Skunk Baxter will join the All Star performance on guitar. He has had a diverse professional career. In 1966, while working at Mannys Music Shop in Manhattan, Baxter met guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix was just beginning his career as a frontman, and for a short time that year Baxter was a member of the Hendrix-led band called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. Baxter is best known for playing with two of the most popular bands of the 1970s The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. Doobie Brothers many hits included Jesus Is Just Alright, China Grove and Takin It To The Streets. Steely Dan came out with Reelin In The Years and Rikki Dont Lose That Number, among other hits. Baxter left Doobie Brothers in 1979 but has continued working as a session musician for a diverse group of artists, including Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Ringo Starr, Gene Simmons and Barbra Streisand. Baxter has had 17 gold records, eight platinum records, and has been awarded two Grammies. Barry Goudreau is best known as one of the original guitarists for the multiplatinum selling rock band Boston. He played on their first two albums, Boston and Dont Look Back. When released, Boston was the fastest selling debut album of all time. The two albums hits included More Than A Feeling, Peace Of Mind and Dont Look Back. Both albums landed on the top of the Billboard Pop Charts. Fran Sheehan is best known for being the bass player in the early incarnation of Boston. He had been gigging with his dad since he was 5 years old and majored in vocals at the New England Conservatory of Music. He dropped out of school to pursue a career as a professional musician. Kenny Aronoff is one of the worlds most influential and in-demand drummers. The list of artists hes worked with reads like a whos who of the music industry and includes John Mellencamp, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Avril Lavigne, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Alice Cooper, Santana, Gladys Knight and many others. With a style of playing that combines power and finesse, Kenny was named the #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and the #1 Studio Drummer for five consecutive years by readers of Modern Drummer magazine, and in addition has played on over 30 Grammy-nominated recordings. Globally respected soul great Robert Mousey Thompson is best known for his work as drummer for the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown. He was also drummer for the late, great Wilson Pickett. Thompson has performed on many variety and talk shows of the last couple decades as well as on the grandest of all stages, including Woodstock 99, Live 8 and the American Music Awards. He has played on tracks by groups like The Black Eyed Peas, in blockbuster movies and on various major record labels. Dave Green, a young indie-rocker out of Manchester, England, will play during the pre-show. Green is the lead singer/ songwriter of The Filthy Souls, possessing a creative maturity beyond his years. Its that maturity that drives his music and performance. His powerful vocals transcend any era classification. Green will join Luongo, Baxter, Goudreau, Sheehan, Aronoff, Thompson and the other All Star musicians for an incredible night of music in front of the historic Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The pre-show begins at 4 p.m. and the main concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door; member prices are $36 in advance or $45 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933. VIP sponsorships are also available. In addition, volunteers are needed for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 333-1933 or sally.sbdac@gmail. com for more information. Jeff Skunk Baxter Barry Goudreau of Boston The Doobie Brothers scored a hit with Takin It To The Streets Dave Green Mousey Thompson with James Brown


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THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201235 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?Advertise Here!Call 239-415-7732 COMPUTERS BUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusTREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com From page 20Bochette DancersOrganizers hope the event will help create a bond between artists from these two Southwest Florida cities. Experience a true treat Art in Motion and a time for all to unplug Get your tickets today! Doors open with a cocktail hour at 7 p.m., followed by the performance at 8 p.m. at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. Tickets are $33, while students (with ID) are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com. Magic ShowPresented by the Cape Coral Department of Parks & Recreation, Professor Patches Magic Show is coming to Cape Coral Yacht Club on Friday, February 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, with children 2 and under admitted free. This is a must see show for the entire family, perfect entertainment for youngsters and adults alike. Professor Patches was voted best entertainer in Southwest Florida by Gulfshore Life magazine. Doors open at 6 p.m. for free childrens crafts and activities, followed by the show at 7 p.m. There will be hot dogs, snacks and soft drinks for sale. Call 574-0806 to purchase tickets or for more information. Acclaimed Organist To Perform Organist Paul Fleckenstein, widely acclaimed as a solo recitalist, conductor, and accompanist will perform at Faith Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. He will present a crowd-pleasing selection of organ works by Bach, Saint-Sans, Bdard, and others, and will also accompany a classic Laurel & Hardy comedy film. Fleckenstein has served as director of music/organist at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware since 1993. He has been heard on National Public Radios weekly program Pipedreams, has performed at venues including the Washington National Cathedral and Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego, and is well-known for his performances on the Wanamaker organ in Philadelphia. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. Faith Presbyterian Church is at 4544 Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral. For information, contact Michael Helman at 542-2858, or visit www. FaithCapeCoral.org. Sunday services are at 8:15, 9:18 (contemporary, in Faith Center) 9:30 (informal), and 11 a.m. Moving Ethos performers in action


HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS MISC. FOR SALE LOST AND FOUND WANT TO BUY COMMERCIAL SPACE TIMESHARE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATETHE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201236 NS 10/28 BM TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. 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RS 1/6 PC 2/24 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RR 1/20 BM 2/10 ADULT CARE AVAILABLEPRIVATE DUTY CNA/HHA Licensed & Insured. Professional and Loving Care 15 yrs exp. Acute, Respite, Hospice, and companionship. Excellent References. Call Sue 239-246-7409NR 1/20 CC 2/10 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 1/20 CC 2/10 LONG CANAL VIEWS2BD/1BA Tennis Place Condo. Just steps to the Bay and seconds to the Gulf. Dockage, Tennis, Pool and more. Small and quiet complex with low fees. Owners asking $245,000. Phone 239-395-2919 for appt. Open house every Tuesday 10-noon. RS 1/20 CC 2/10 FRONT OFFICE AGENT3-11 p.m. shift Full Time. West Wind Inn, Sanibel is seeking a Front Desk Agent. Previous hotel Front Desk experience preferred. 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Great business opportunity. $1,399,000NR 1/20 BM 2/10 FREEREAL ESTATESeminar Thinking of buying on Sanibel or Captiva?Learn about the market, neighborhoods, condos, regulations, zoning, costs, rentals, contingencies, inspections, disclosures, contracts, clauses, etc.No Obligation No Sales Pitch Just Information Monday 4 PM Bank of the Islands1699 Periwinkle Way, SanibelRobyn & Robb MoranREALTORS(239) 443-0110 to con rm John Gee & Company COMMUNITY YARD SALESaturday, February 25th 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Vendor spots only $5 FREE admission Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 239-498-0415RR 1/20 NC 2/24 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 1/27 CC 2/17 LOT FOR RVUp to 35 ft. in ve star resort near Bunche Beach at Palmetto Palms. 55 and over. 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For info: 239-877-2830 or allmanpromotions.comNR 2/3 CC 2/10 SOBCZAK KNOWS SANIBEL!As a VIP Realtor, Charles Sobczak has closed more than 700 properties on Sanibel & Captiva in 68 subdivisions and 36 condominium developments. As the author of Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands Charles Sobczak knows the history of the Island and the Sanibel Plan as well as the names of all of your fellow islanders, from gopher tortoises to sabal palms. With more than 27 years of Island experience, call Charles Sobczak for all your real estate needs!(239) 850-0710 or e-mail him at livingsanibel@ earthlink.netTHIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTING! This lovely Sanibel homesite backs up to SCCF Preserve Lands, has a sewer hookup in place, is cleared and most importantly, is priced at a veryMOTIVATED $129,555.RR 2/10 CC 2/10 MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 encl porches; Bay/Canal views; shing pier; Lease includes Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection. Boat dock lease available. No pets. Rate negotiable. 239-395-1786RR 2/10 CC 2/10 SANIBEL APTS FOR RENT1 & 2 br duplex wash/dry; mod. kitch. on quiet str. Walk to shops, bank, restaurants. $1,050 & $1,350/mo. 239-395-8774RR 2/10 CC 2/10 DAVIS COURT 2 bed/2 bath top oor condo for rent. Minutes to Sanibel, $795/month plus utilities. Available April 1. First and security required. Call Chris at 851-3506. NS 2/10 NC 3/2 MOVING SALEBaldwin Piano & Bench Vertical console oor model. Satin Mahogany Finish. Factory Condition. $4,500. 239-728-3743RR 2/10 CC 2/10 HUGE GARAGE SALE Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 17, 18 & 19. 8 a.m. 4 p.m. 923 Deep Lagoon Lane, Town & River, Fort Myers. Retail gift shop merchandise, holiday and party ware, cards, Christmas ornaments, of ce supplies (ink cartridges and toner), tools, shing poles, furniture, household, adult and childrens clothing, queen size mattress with box spring and headboard books, toys. Tons of miscellaneous. NS 2/10 NC 2/17 MOVING SALESaturday 2/11 from 8-2 1684 Bunting Lane, Sanibel Gumbo LimboNR 2/10 CC 2/10 ESTATE SALESaturday Feb. 11th 8 to Noon. Furniture, lamps, dolls and more. 1586 Century Ct., Sanibel (Gumbo Limbo subdivision off Dixie Beach Blvd.)NR 2/10 CC 2/10 MOVING SALETwin beds/or 1 king with linens $200. Bedside table $50. Queen-size hide-a-bed $200 polyester cover. Brown Jordan 48 glass-top table with 4 cushioned chairs, aluminum frames $300. Call 472-8393NS 2/10 CC 2/10 SANIBEL CONDO FOR SALE1 bed, 1 bath garden condo only $149,500. Close to beaches, marina, lighthouse, restaurants and shopping. Contact Terri McHenry Shrodi, Selling Floridas 1st Choice Realty. 239-395-1742, cell 239-247-3972. NS 2/10 PC 2/10


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 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201238 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




A Aw Aw Aw a a r r d d winning RC Otters Island Eats is a p lace for the w wh h h o l l e e family Serving the nest seafood dishes vo od oo s st st eak and c h o p s, creative p asta, and t h e lar gest ve getarian and kid s menu anywhere O v er 1 00 menu items. Ha ppy hour dail y T T T T T a a ke-out av ailable. Call-ahe ad se atin g availa b b l l l l e e e e . P l ay t h e r i n g ga me and l i sten to t he i sland sounds o f our talented lo c al musi c ian s. s. You ou g ht to eat at Otter s! MONDAY SUNDAY 8am 10p m Lo Lo ca ca te te e te d d d d in in in t t t he e he he H H ea ea rt rt o o f f Ol Ol Ol d d Ca Ca pt pt iv iv a Vill ag g e e 11 11 50 50 8 Andy Ros se e L L L L an an an e e e, C C C C ap ap ti ti va Island, F L 33 3 9 92 92 9 2 4 4 4 4 (2 (2 (2 (2 39 39 39 39 ) ) ) ) 39 39 39 39 9 5 5555 11 11 11 11 11 42 42 42 42 4 Fresh gourmet pizza salads special treats delectable yogurts and fun gifts 11513 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924 239.395.0823 An Island paradise atmosphere for every special occasion. A A As id d e from offering an eclectic, innovativ e and contempo ra a ry m me me m n nu the Keylime Bistro boasts a less formal ambience w it it h an gp y gp u u u un n u co co c mpromisin g l eve l o f cuisine y V V V Vo Vo o V V t te d d Be Be st Island Dini ng b y the News Press Readers Poll, F ir s st P la a ce ce a a a a at at t t he he J J un n ior Leagues 2002 Taste of the Town, First Place Peo pl pl e e s g y C C C C C Ch h oi i c ce e a a t t h e C h e f s Auction t h e Bistro continues g g t t t to o o t b b e a a p o p ular destination. W W We e fea t tu re live music daily during lunch an an an n a a a d d d d i n nn er wit h a Sun d a y Jazz Brunc h. yg yg Monday Sunday 8:00am 10pmBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Jazz Brunch Late night bar 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 9 9 9 . 3 3 9 9 5 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 11 11 50 0 50 5 5 9 9 9 An An A dy dy dy y R R R os os os se se L L L an n e e, C C C ap ap p p p ti ti va va I I sl sl sl an an d d L unc h h a a n d D inne r S ev e e n n D a a y s a W e e k k 11 : 3 3 0am 10 :00 pm E n j oy unique a n nd spicy atmosphere while savo ring t t he ne Mexican and Southwes tern cuisine. To com p lem en n t the e v enin g choo se f r ro m an arr ay o f imported and d om es tic beers and wine s, s, not to mention re f r es hi ng mar ga ri ri ta s. Din e insid e or out. Ta Ta k e out ava ilabl e for tho se e on th th e run. 1 SWEETHEART MEALS Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music This Valentines Day add a little re!8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233.Make your Valentines day reservations today! Visit our sister restaurant, Sunshine Seafood Cafe, 14900 Captiva Dr. Reservations: 472-6200THE RIVER FEBRUARY 10, 201240