River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 36 SEPTEMBER 14, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Community Drum Circle At Alliance GreenMarketDrummers of all experience levels are invited to an open drum circle at the Alliance for the Arts campus surrounding the GreenMarket grounds on Saturday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own drum, or borrow one and join the fun. If you dont have a drum of your own, you can bring a pot, pan, bucket, barrel or anything else you can think of that is percussive. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate and learn a few basic drumming skills. The drum circle will follow Anna Withrows free morning yoga class, which starts at 9:30 a.m. The GreenMarket puts local growers, artisans and bakers in touch with our community, and offers visitors fun activities including gardening workshops, community garden projects, live music, childrens art days, free Wi-Fi, and a chance to gather with friends. Open drum circles are the latest addition to GreenMarkets ongoing efforts to encourage and support efforts towards sustainability in our area, while having fun doing it. Also, be sure to visit the Alliance galleries and gift shop during your visit. For more information, contact Santiago De Choch at 939-2787 or greenmarket@ artinlee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. New Drama Opening At Art CenterGhostbird Theatre Company presents The Pumpkin Grower by James Brock at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, September 26 through 30 at 8 p.m. Drawn from Ovids Metamorphoses, this new drama blends dance, music, poetry, moonlight, and fugitive love. It is the story of Caunus, a young husband who deals with his failed marriage by growing prized pumpkins. His neighbor, Byblis, helps with the gardening, and a troubled romance ensues. Through her love for Caunus, Byblis faces her passions and the responsibilities that go along with them. Brittney Brady, who directed last seasons successful run of Mud, returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in staging this premiere production. Brady grew up in Cape Coral and recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University, where she studied theater and English. A playwright and director, she is interested in new forms of theater. FGCU Theatre Lab has produced two of her plays: Paler Than Glass (2011) continued on page 3Four-Time Duck Stamp Winner To Visit Ding DaysJoe Hautmans earliest experience as a professional artist came after he won the Federal Duck Stamp (FDS) contest in 1991. Although he had never sold a painting, he suddenly found himself visiting President George H. Bush in the Oval Office, and receiving honors for his artistic achievements. After that, the Minnesota native went on to win the 2002 competition and in 2007, the 75th Federal Duck Stamp contest held on Sanibel Island. Last year, his acrylic portrait of a single wood duck was the fourth win for the 57-year-old artist. Hautman will make a special appearance at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge during Ding Darling Days on Saturday, October 20, officially declared Conservation Art Day. Besides talking about his technique and experiences, he will be on hand to sign duck stamps, which are on sale in the refuge nature store. Federal duck stamps, particularly signed editions, have become highly collectible among art and conservation enthusiasts worldwide. Only elite wildlife artists win the annual duck stamp competition against about 200 other artists; very few take the honor more than three times during their careers. The only other to be able to boast that accomplishment includes Joes brother, Jim. In fact, the famous Hautman brothers (Bob is number three) have racked up 10 Federal Duck Stamps amongst them. We are always happy when one of the Hautman boys wins, because besides being such capable artists, they are always a pleasure to host at the refuge, said Sanibel bird sculptor Jim Sprankle, twotime FDS judge. Hautman will appear with Federal continued on page 6 Hautmans winning 2011 painting has been made into the 2012-13 Federal Duck Stamp Past yoga session at the Alliance for the Arts campus The Pumpkin Grower premieres September 26 at 8 p.m.


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: The Nursing Life In Early Fort Myersby Gerri ReavesThe first nurses who worked at Lee Memorial Hospital had job descriptions that would make most newly-graduated RNs do a double-take and rip up a job application. Theo Ellis was one undaunted nurse who did whatever needed to be done at the hospital that opened in October 1916 at Victoria and Grand Avenues. She was the hospitals first operating room nurse and eventually became the chief surgical nurse. According to Ginger Sparks Barnard, who was born like many locals at the wood frame hospital, Ellis became so indispensable that Dr. David McSwain would not operate unless she attended him. It was Elliss first job right out of nursing school in Tampa in 1922. She made less than $100 per month, plus room, board and laundering of her uniforms. The staff consisted of five doctors based in Fort Myers, none of them full time, and two commuting surgeons. One surgeon was Dr. McSwain, who took the late night train from Arcadia to perform surgeries in the small hours. Ellis and subsequent nurses, such LaVeta Allen, lived on the premises and were on 24-hour call. The tasks were endless at Lee Countys first hospital. It started as a square twostory building with screened porches along the front of both floors, four patient rooms and a second-floor operating room. Ellis had to boil instruments in the kitchen, put them in a dumbwaiter, and climb the stairs to the operating room. Even sterilizing surgical supplies in the small steam chamber was a time-consuming task. Years later, the acquisition of an autoclave powered by gas would be a Godsend for nurses. After the hospitals expansion about two years after opening, a new operating room was built on the third floor oh joy, more steps. After surgery, staff had to carry patients to their rooms on the first floor because there was no elevator. Babies were delivered in the mothers room because the hospital lacked a delivery room. Years later, Ellis described one of the many non-medical tasks she was assigned, washing windows. To clean the third-floor windows on all four sides, inside and out, she sat on the sill and lowered the window to her lap for stability. Allen, hired in 1922 as superintendent, also pitched in to do whatever needed doing. Decades after her very brief career at the hospital she became a private nurse she recalled ordering and picking up groceries, serving meals and even keeping the books and mopping the floors. Attending to the heating system alone was enough to exhaust staff during the colder months. The rooms on south wing were heated with fireplaces, and the north wing with potbellied stoves. Like the kitchen stove, they all burned wood, which was brought in by nurses. In fact, when the combination janitor and orderly was too busy, the nurses had to chop that wood, too. One consequence, perhaps, of such labor-intensive work, not to mention regularly seeing people in dire conditions, gave these nurses a no-nonsense dazzling aplomb. In a television interview in the 1970s, Ellis told of a man who arrived at the hospital with a knife wound to the belly, his small intestines spilling into a hat. She cleaned the debris from the intestines fortunately intact -with saline solution and assisted the doctor in reinserting them and stitching the abdomen. The patient survived. In 1943, the new hospital moved to the WPA-built modern hospital on Cleveland Avenue, and the beloved old hospital was converted into the Victoria Apartments. The building was demolished in the mid-1960s. Ellis retired after 45 years in the Lee Memorial System. She married later in life, too, and became Theo McAfee. Visit the site of Lee Countys first hospital and imagine a nurses daily lot circa 1916. Then travel a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn about how Lee County finally got its first hospital. continued on page 13 Todays view from Grand Avenue towards Heitman Street and Cleveland Avenue looks across the parking lot of the Lee County Sheriff Office which faces Victoria Avenue photo by Gerri Reaves 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 George Beleslin Stacy Osborn 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 Nurses pose for a photo at the entrance to the first Lee Memorial Hospital, which opened in October 1916 at Victoria and Grand Avenues courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 20122


From page 1The Pumpkin Growerand Monty and the Bat Shaman (2012). Brady recently founded Ghostbird Theatre Company and will return to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for the 2012-2013 season with The Pumpkin Grower and Endgame. The show contains adult language. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in the Fort Myers River District. Volunteers are needed at the 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. Brittney Brady Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! WE NOW HAVE WE NOW HAVE THE BIG TEN NETWORK & THE BIG TEN NETWORK & $12 DOMESTIC BUCKETS $12 DOMESTIC BUCKETS 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 Food And Funds For Harry ChapinThank yous go to those who got groovy at The Morgan House Groovy Music Festival in the Patio De Leon, downtown Fort Myers, on August 11. They provided 166 pounds of non-perishable food items and $430.52 in cash. This represents over $2,500 that the Harry Chapin Food Bank can procure for distribution to its network of partner agencies. Businesses, organizations or individuals wanting to sponsor a food drive or fund raiser to benefit the food bank are asked to contact Bedzaida Bryen at 334-7007 or bedzaidabryen@harrychapinfoodbank.org. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. CARD OF THANKS Drink And Doodle Puts The Show In Art ShowcaseOn Friday, September 28, downtown Fort Myers will be home to the first monthly Drink And Doodle live art showcase. Unlike other shows, this will feature each artists work on display, as well as the artists themselves working in action. Throughout the event, there will be 10 to 12 local artists in action, sitting at one table, where onlookers may watch them create a piece. Each artist will be given the same piece of paper, but given the choice of their medium. Each piece at the end of the event will be framed and sold for a small fee of $50. French Connection Restaurant will host this event, offering food and drinks for purchase. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. 3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012Service Of PeaceA service of peace will be offered to the community through the shared leadership of Faith United Methodist Church, St. Columbkille Catholic Parish and Peace Lutheran Church on Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The gathering will take place at Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. The service will be a time to gather with prayer, scripture, song and meditate on so that the world is blessed with a spirit of reconciliation and peace. Father Joe Clifford will preach. A cookie reception will follow the service. Call 437.2599 for additional information about the service. Museum Of History Opens 9-11 ExhibitionDuring this month of reflection and the commemoration of the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001, the Museum of History hosts a poignant and powerful exhibit that is a visual timeline of the events leading up to 9/11, as well as a minute-by-minute illustration of the events that unfolded on that fateful day, in various locations. In each of the four arches that delineate the north gallery wall, large panels reconstruct the timeline with compelling visual images and event details, offering visitors an overview of that day in America that will never be forgotten. A display case with authentic metal fragments from the World Trade Center towers, artifacts and FDNY memorabilia fromcontinued on page 24


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 20124 Tickets Still Available For Fourth Annual Celebrity Waiter DinnerTickets are still available for the Fourth Annual Stars For Kids Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction benefitting Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. A dozen local celebrities have signed up so far to be celebrity waiters at the event, to take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 at Harborside Events Center in downtown Fort Myers. Individual tickets are $100 and may be purchased by calling 278-1002 or by visiting www.ccswfl.org. Luxury items to be auctioned include jewelry valued at $1,500 from Gulf Coast Coin & Jewelry and a two-night stay at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. Among the sports-themed items to be auctioned are tickets to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game (along with bus transportation); tickets to a spring training game of the Boston Red Sox along with an autographed bat and polo shirt; Fort Myers Miracle Suite for 10 and gift basket; a University of Florida Gators football fan party basket; and a package of golf foursomes at courses throughout Southwest Florida. For food and wine lovers, there is a package of 12 restaurant gift certificates (Eat Out Once A Month For A Year); Wine Lovers Basket of nine special wines selected by the Child Care of Southwest Floridas board of directors; a Norman Love Chocolates gift basket and others. And we will have some priceless artwork created by the children in our centers, said Beth Lobdell, executive director of Child Care of Southwest Florida. We want everyone to have fun, enjoy a scrumptious meal, and be generous in their tips to help support our kids. Ted Fitzgeorge, best known as the voice of the Fort Myers Miracle for 10 years, and auctioneer Jean Baer of Sanibel will share duties as master and mistress of ceremonies. Celebrity waiters confirmed so far include Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott; Harborside Events Center manager Rose Rundle; David Plazas of The News-Press Media Group; Bob Beville, sales manager of Waterman Broadcasting; Lisa Cronin of CCMI; Lucy Costa of Promotional Incentives; Steve Bowen of Stephen R. Bowen Construction; Brenda Barnes of the Hendry County Health Department; John Miller of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes and Holt; Cynthia Duff of Copy Lady; Debbie Jordan of Hotel Indigo; and Don Molloy and Bob Sheehan, both of the Fort Myers Rotary Club. At a celebrity waiter dinner, guests ask the celebrity waiter at their table to serve their meals and perform extra duties in exchange for additional tips. The waiter who collects the most tips from his/ her table wins the coveted 2012 Most Appreciated Celebrity Waiter Award. Funds raised during the evening will be used to support the mission of the agency and to provide scholarships for low-income children to receive child care in the six centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for children from infancy through age eight at its six child care centers in Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, it offers training for early childhood professionals, and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes throughout Southwest Florida. The agency must rely on generous donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to lowincome children. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a United Way agency. For more information about Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., or the Stars for Kids Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction, call Linda McNabb at 278-1002 or visit www.ccswfl.org. Policeman Jim Mitchell slaps handcuffs on Captain America (Greg Frith) at last years Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction The Blues Brothers Bob Sheehan, Steve Bowen, Don Molloy and Bob Beville made an appearance at last years Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction Mr. Spock (David Plazas) and Cleopatra (Cynthia Duff-Detrick) Fortune teller Stephanie Davis, go-go girl Lisa Cronin and St. Pauli Girl Lucy Costa prepare to gather tips at last years Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction


5 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Fort Myers Public Art: The Spirit Of Fort Myersby Tom HallJust past the entrance to the EdisonFord Estates on McGregor Boulevard is a sculpture of a comely Greek maiden pouring water from an urn into a basin at her feet. Its part of the stately entrance that developer James D. Newton designed for Edison Park, which was the most elite community in Fort Myers back in the pre-Depression 1920s. Most know her as Rachel at the Well but the name given to the sculpture by its creator was actually The Spirit of Fort Myers. Many years later, Newton would write a book titled Uncommon Friends, which paid tribute to the unique bonds of friendship enjoyed by Fort Myers famous winter residents, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. But at the time he started his development across the street from Edisons two-story home, he did not know any of the men or their spouses. That quickly changed. One morning, Newton was summoned to the Edison home, not by Tom, but by his wife, Mina. Newtons excitement over finally getting to meet the grand dame of Fort Myers quickly turned to dread when the front door opened and she came out with a stern look etched into the features of her face. It seems that Mina and a number of the towns ladies were upset with Newton because the sculpture he was having carved for the entrance to Edison Estates was nude! I was amazed. How had they known? wrote Newton in Uncommon Friends. The sculptor, Helmut von Zengen, had been doing his work behind a heavy canvas tarpaulin carving a Greek maiden of some 2,000 years ago. I asked, How do you know the statue doesnt have clothes? The ladies went with a flashlight one night and looked underneath the canvas, Edison readily admitted. Newton was more a businessman than an arts benefactor. He immediately went to von Zengen, who just about tore his hair out, but finally worked out a way to create a veil with powdered marble. His compromise won the enduring friendship of Mina and her husband, and both agreed to do the unveiling at the sculptures dedication on April 7, 1926. The Spirit of Fort Myers is located at 2404 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. It is part of the City of Fort Myers public art collection and is administered by the Fort Myers Public Art Committee, whose nine volunteer members serve staggered three-year terms. Cypress Lake High Center for the Arts teacher Ava Roeder currently serves as chair of the PAC. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. A west view of The Spirit of Fort Myers, more commonly referred to as Rachel at the WellChristmas Boat Parade Returns On December 1The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerces Christmas Boat Parade will light up Fort Myers Beach on Saturday, December 1. The event is expected to feature 30 to 40 illuminated boats decorated with a dazzling array of animated scenes and filling the air with Christmas carols. A spectacular nighttime parade will be led by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Boat, sponsored by Fish Tale Marina, Pink Shell Beach Resort and Mango Street Inn. The festive boats will navigate the intracoastal on a two-hour journey as thousands of spectators gather at local waterfront restaurants, public areas and private homes to watch the parade and celebrate the holiday season. For me the Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade signifies the start of the Christmas season and this year is shaping up be our bet boat parade yet, said Dan Eaton, boat parade chair. The community comes out in full force to see the parade. In fact, the parade passes by so many great house parties this year we have added a new award that will go to the most festive house party! The vessels will assemble in front of the docks at Salty Sams Marina at 5:45 p.m. At 6:10 p.m., the boats will begin to leave Salty Sams Marina, going past Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Big Game Waterfront Grill heading northwest rounding the corner past Doc Fords and under the sky bridge. The parade will travel in and out of the first two channels in Siesta Bay. Then, theyll take the Matanzas Pass channel towards Bowditch Point, turning in front of the Pink Shell Resort, passing Nervous Nellies, Matanzas Inn and finishing at Salty Sams Marina for the winners circle party at Big Game Waterfront Grill. Salty Sams Marina is offering free overnight dockage to all participating boats with advance registration. Boats will be required to pay for electricity if needed. Salty Sams Marina is located at 2500 Main Street in Fort Myers Beach. For advance reservations, call 463-7333. Awards will go to the first places in the following categories: Small Power Boat Most Creative; Small Power Boat Most Spirited Crew; Large Power Boat Most Creative; Large Power Boat Most Spirited Crew; Sailboat Most Creative; Sailboat Most Spirited Crew; Corporate Sponsored Most Creative; Corporate Sponsored Most Spirited Crew; NonMotor; Judges Favorite; Peoples Choice; Best House Party. Ballots for the Peoples Choice awards will be available at participating locations. There is a $25 fee for vessels. If you would like to participate in the boat parade registration, contact the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 454-7500. Registration forms are available on the chamber website at http:// fortmyersbeachchamber.org. If you would like to become a sponsor, contact Nancy Eaton at the chamber office.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 20126 Hortoons From page 1Duck Stamp Winner To Visit Ding DaysJunior Duck Stamp (JDS) winner Christine Clayton from Ohio, and threetime Florida JDS winner Jefferson Jones from Lehigh Acres starting at 1 p.m. on October 20. The day will celebrate both the 20th anniversary of the JDS, hatched right here on Sanibel Island, and the 30th anniversary of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), which hosts Ding Darling Days. Thanks to local collector of Hautman works, Don Wildman, the brothers original duck stamp portraits will also be on display that day as a rare exhibit displayed nowhere else in the world. For more information on Ding Darling Days events from October 14 to 20, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com. Tarpon Bay Explorers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the following sponsors help support Ding Darling Days: Roseate Spoonbill: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille. Great Egret: Oceans Reach Condominiums, The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market. Great Blue Heron: Baileys General Store, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Casa Ybel Resort, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn. Reddish Egret: Mike and Terry Baldwin, Big Red Q Quickprint, Art and Susan Cassell, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Florida Weekly, LCEC, RLR Investments, Rochester Resorts, Sandalfoot Condominiums, SanibelCaptiva Kiwanis Club. Snowy Egret: Barefoot Charleys Painting, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), Congress Jewelers, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Dennys, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Good Wheels, Grounds by Greenways, Gulf Breeze Cottages, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Mast Family Culligan, Nave Plumbing, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Royal Shell Vacations, Sanibel Art & Frame, Anne and Jim Scott, She Sells Seashells, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon, Suncatchers Dream, Thistle Lodge. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Joe Hautman (right) visited with former DDWS president Jim Sprankle when he stopped in at the refuge this May Candidate Forum To Be Held At Shell Point The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes The League of Women Voters of Lee County to present a local Candidate Forum at Shell Point on Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m. This forum is open to the public and will take place at the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. From 7 until 8:30 p.m., the forum will take place for the offices of District 19 Congressional, District 30 Florida Senate, and District 3 County Commission. Following the official forum, attendees will have the opportunity to Meet and Greet with the candidates from 8:30 until 9 p.m. The forum will follow the basic presentation guidelines put in place by the League of Women Voters. Candidates will make opening presentations regarding their platforms, and then respond to questions that will be posed by the league moderator. All attendees are encouraged to come with questions, which can be turned in for the moderator as you enter the auditorium. Shell Point Retirement Community, voting precinct # 83, regularly has one of the largest voter turnouts in Lee County in every election. As such, Shell Point has been visited by numerous political candidates and dignitaries in the past including: continued on page 17 Estero Community Park Yard SaleIts time to dig into your closets, garages and storage bins for this years community yard sale at the Estero Community Park. Make some extra money selling your old clothing, electronics, housewares, furniture, or anything else you no longer want. If you dont have anything to sell, come out and shop for some great bargains. The yard sale will be held Saturday, October 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Estero Community Park and is open to the public. The cost is $5 per parking space for selling your unwanted items and you are responsible for bringing your own tables and chairs. If you would like to register for more than one space, call 498-0415 or stop by the recreation center. There is no charge to come and shop. For more information, visit www. leeparks.org or contact Michelle Hamstra or Donnasue Andazola at 498-0415. The Estero Community Park and Recreation Center is at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Boulevard in Estero. The park is located on the south side of Corkscrew Road in between U.S. 41 and I-75, and sits behind the strip of commercial buildings that line Corkscrew Road.


7 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Rotarys Italian Fest Boasts Fun For The Whole FamilyThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers returns to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, October 7 for Italian Fest 2012, presented by Southwest Florida College. Italian Fest 2012 will tantalize your taste buds and provide entertainment for the whole family. Italian food will be plentiful, along with cold beverages, beer, wine, Italian ice and ice cream. Restaurants represented at this years festival include Pizza Fusion, A Touch of Italy, Mastellos, Marios, University Grill and LaMottas. Back by popular demand is the Marinara Contest, judged by a panel of local celebrities. A marinara sauce is a highly seasoned tomato sauce made with garlic and/or other such ingredients as onions, parsley, olives, etc., but does not contain any meat. Homemade sauces may be entered by individuals (sorry no restaurants!) until 12:30 p.m. during Italian Fest on October 7. Preregistration is strongly suggested by completing an entry form and sending your entry fee of $10 to Rotary Club of Fort Myers, 2101 McGregor Blvd., Suite 102, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Prizes include: 1st place $50 cash, 2nd place $25 cash, and 3rd place a restaurant gift certificate. Sauces must be delivered to the festival grounds on October 7 in a pint-sized non-returnable container. For full rules and entry forms, visit www.FortMyersItalianFest.org. The 2012 entertainment lineup includes Uncle Leo, A Moment In Time, Alter Ego Band, Miss CCs Creative Dancers, Cracker Blues and more. Music begins promptly at 11 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m. Fun family activities are plentiful and will include a coloring contest, spaghetti eating contest, bounce houses, slides and more. Italian Fest will be held on the grounds of the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, on the corner of McGregor and Colonial. Blankets and chairs are allowed, however coolers are prohibited. Event proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation and Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. This event is generously sponsored by Southwest Florida College with additional support from Century Link, Progressive Builders, Vein Specialists, Lee Memorial Heath Systems and Encore National Bank. For more event details, visit www.FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 332-8158. Dance troupe entertaining the crowd Live entertainment at last years festival People feasting on Italian food The festival offers fun for the whole family Kids enjoying a bounce house Bocce is among the games played www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff S Rbt Cnfrbt Rbt Cnfrbt Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn 1 1 Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Gnn Dn G Gnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor LIFETIME WARRANTY LIFETIME WARRANTY


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 20128 Along The RiverHead down to Fort Myers Beach for the The Sunset Celebration this Friday and Saturday nights. Friday features live music from High Tide while the Soapbox will jam on Saturday. The event is held from 5 to 10 p.m. both evening (weather permitting) at Times Square. For more information, call 463-5900. Sandy Stillwell, owner of The Sunshine Grille, is announces the addition of new executive chef Roger Chastain. He will continue the restaurants focus on wood fired steaks and seafood. Serving lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the menu 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 also offers daily happy hour with a special bar menu and live music. Go to Events at www.sunshinegrillefm.com for a nightly schedule of the restaurants live performances. Sunshine Grille is located at 8700 Gladiolus Drive at the corner of Winkler. Reservations are accepted. Call 4892233. The Morgan House and Top of the Town, located in the historic Patio de Leon, reopen after a short vacation on Tuesday, September 18. Featuring casual fine dining and a charming atmosphere, the Morgan House is a Fort Myers institution since 1923. Serving lunch and dinner, it offers a gourmet menu with fresh seafood, beef, salads, pastas and sandwiches. The dining room at the Morgan House is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Top of the Town is the Morgan Houses neighborhood bar upstairs from the main dining room. It offers two large bars, 12 draft beers, a full liquor bar, an exciting gourmet menu, live music four nights a week plus a late-night DJ. Seating is available inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside under the starry evening sky. Happy hour specials run weekdays along with a late night happy hour. Top of the Town serves its Terrace Bar Menu on Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to close. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, downtown Fort Myers. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. Now that Lee County has a great diving destination after the sinking of the USS Mohawk, this is the perfect time to earn your certifications and buy or rent your gear from Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers. The USS Mohawk provides a multilevel environment for numerous species. A wide variety of reef fish at the top, which starts at about 35 feet; a zone which still has enough natural sunlight to support phytoplankton. Dropping down to 90 feet, it provides numerous and changing environments for a multitude of specialized marine life. For beginners, earn your Open Water Scuba certification with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. On October 13 and 14, Scubavice is offering a two-day, one-night four-tank dive trip to Key Largo. Saturday consists of two easy afternoon dives on the Molasses Reef and/or the French Reef. On Sunday morning, a deep dive to the USCGC Duane is followed by a second shallow dive. The price is $179 per person, double occupancy. There are only 12 spots available, so call immediately for reservations. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com. Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE 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 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. Florida is a scuba divers paradise. Scubavice in Fort Myers offers classes and dive trips Roger Chastain, the new executive chef at Sandy Stillwells Sunshine Grille in Fort Myers Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


9 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Commissioners Proclaim Hunger Action MonthOn September 4, the Board of Lee County Commissioners issued a proclamation declaring September Hunger Action Month, encouraging citizens to become Partners Against Hunger. Its an issue that almost 49 million people in the United States have to face on a year-round basis. Hungers impact is felt by many more than the millions living with food insecurity: hunger impacts child development, health and wellness, education and workforce development our general welfare as a nation. It is also an issue right here in our community. Locally, the Harry Chapin Food Bank works to combat hunger and aid the hungry living right here in Southwest Florida. During the month of September everyone can do their part to help raise awareness on hunger in our country. Throughout the month of September, there are opportunities to get involved. These opportunities range from social media initiatives to events, family activity suggestions, and ways to volunteer or support the work the Harry Chapin Food Bank does every day. For more information and to learn about Hunger Action Month activities, go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org and print the Hunger Action Month calendar or contact Joyce Jacobs at joycejacobs@ harrychapinfoodbank.org or call 3347007 ext. 130. Accepting the Hunger Action Month proclamation from Lee County Commissioners, rear from left, Ray Judah, John Manning and Tammy Hall, are Bedzaida Bryen and Joyce Jacobs, representing the Harry Chapin Food Bank Fun In The Sun Vacations Information Session Rescheduled For October 1Tropical Storm Isaac resulted in the cancellation of a special Fun In The Sun presentation at the Burroughs Home, which has been rescheduled for Monday, October 1. The free event will give you an opportunity to learn more about those commercials which tout romantic and family getaways in the Caribbean. The Burroughs Home, located in the River District of Fort Myers, is hosting the evening seminar to explain the offerings of Sandals and Beaches resorts. The seminar begins at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered and a variety of discounts will be offered. The special program is being offered for those wishing a destination wedding, memorable honeymoon, location to renew wedding vows, or family vacations or reunions. The resorts are for any age of traveler and not just for young people. Sandals Resorts are located in 14 properties in the Caribbean islands of Bahamas, Jamaica, Antigua and Saint Lucia. Amenities at the resorts include (but are not limited to) land sports, entertainment, Caribbeans best beaches, luxurious accommodations, private offshore islands, unlimited scuba diving, motorized water sports, top golf courses and fitness centers. An incentive will be given for all attendees who book their trip within two weeks from the presentation. Any length of trip can be booked for any time of the year with a three-night minimum stay requirement. Discounts are given of up to 65 percent, with an additional 10 percent off for active military personnel and firefighters. Other offers include airfare and spa credits. For additional information, call 297-1133 or email travelcrafters@gmail.com. Reservations are requested for the special Sandals program. Heights Elementary Classroom GrantsHeights Elementary IB World School was recently visited by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to distribute classroom grants. The chamber has supported teachers and students by awarding classroom grants each school year. Pictured from left is Katelyn Luster, Emily Venglar, Emma Nordlund, fifth grade teacher Charles Hassen, Andre Rocha, chamber member Joe Mitchell and Daniel Forbes


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 ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. 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. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior 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: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 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 274-1230. 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 Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com 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, MaEd, RJE 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 Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue ofcontinued on page 11THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201210


11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesConservative 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 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. 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.taecc.com 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. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Summer services & Childrens Hour 10 a.m. Sundays. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 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. Stuff The Bus For Harry Chapin Food BankThe public is being asked to help Lee County Transit (LeeTran) stuff the bus in their annual Fill Our Fleet Feed Our Hungry event. LeeTran will deploy its fleet of buses to all Publix locations throughout Lee County to collect food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank on Sunday, September 16. Publix has pre-packaged sacks of groceries for the public to purchase; individual purchases will also be welcome. Food will be provided to Harry Chapins 150 partner agencies for distribution. This is the fourth annual Fill Our Fleet Feed Our Hungry promotion LeeTran and Publix have participated in. This years goal is to collect 100,000 pounds of food. Last year, 68,889 pounds of food were collected during the one-day event. The Harry Chapin Food Bank is finding that those who have contributed in the past now need assistance. LeeTran buses will park in the Publix parking lots from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for shoppers to fill bins with nonperishable food. At 3 p.m., the buses will caravan to the Harry Chapin Food Banks Fowler Street warehouse in Fort Myers, where volunteers will unload the donations. All food collected during food drives is distributed at no charge to the food banks continued on page 24 Using The Media To Sell BooksDo you know where your readers are? Public relations expert Russell Trahan will address the Gulf Coast Writers Association on Saturday, September 15 at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. Trahan, owner/president of PR/PR Public Relations, will advise writers on how to use media to increase the sale of their books through use of the following public relations techniques: online displays, attention-getting press releases, promotional speech and magazine articles. His lecture, Do You Know Where Your Readers Are?, will begin at 10 a.m. inside Fellowship Hall at Zion Lutheran Church. Cost for members is $3, non-members are $5, and first-time attendees are admitted free. For more information on the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit www.gulfwriters.org. For details on the September 15 meeting, e-mail Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@comcast.net. New Hope Offers Midweek ActivitiesNew Hope Midweek begins on Wednesday, September 12 and features activities for all ages. The church has both a nursery and a pre-school program, FX (Family Experience) for kindergarten through fifth graders and their parents, Common Ground for middle and high school students, group prayer time, kids choir, adult bell choir as well as a womens Bible study on Ephesians. In addition, Pastor Curt McDaniel will lead a spiritual parenting class for adults. For more information, visit www.newhopefortmyers.org or call the church office at 274-1230. New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Blvd., just one block south of the Fort Myers Country Club. Free Power Against Fraud SeminarNew Hope Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers will host a free Power Against Fraud seminar on Thursday, September 13 at 10:30 a.m. in their Fellowship Hall. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott started the Power Against Fraud program in 2006. Older adults are more likely to be targeted for scams and fraud, said Scott. This one-hour seminar will provide help to seniors to avoid fraud and exploitation. New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Blvd., just one block south of the Fort Myers Country Club. For more information or to sign up, call the church office at 274-1230 or visit their website at www.newhopefortmyers.org. Logan pictured with a service dog that is trained to detect seizures Logan Mendres Pool Tournament To Raise Funds For Local BoyA charity pool tournament to benefit Logan Mendres, a 2-year-old Lee County boy, will be held on Saturday, September 22 at Mugs-NJugs, located at 5512 8th Street West in Lehigh Acres. Hosted by Turtle Shirts/ International Slow Pitch Softball, the event will start at noon and continue until 7:35 p.m. The winner of the bracketed, double elimination tournament will split the pot, up to $150. Mendres began having seizures when he was 3 months old. He has been to various doctors and all have been unable to determine the cause of his seizures. He is currently undergoing tests to determine why he continues to suffer from the seizures. Since the onset of his seizures is virtually undetectable, his doctors have suggested that his family obtain a specially trained service dog to detect the seizures. The estimated cost to purchase a service dog $20,000, which the family doesnt have. It is vital to Logan that he has this specially-trained dog and fundraiser organizers are determined to help him get the help he needs. For more information, contact Angie Becker at 989-8677 or angie@myturtleshirts.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201212 Big Fall Schools Of Redfish Have Arrivedby Capt. Matt MitchellSeptember is my favorite month of the year on the water and it started off with a bang this week. For a few days, I was lucky enough to run into schools of hundreds of big redfish. These fish ate anything you could cast at them, from live baits to rattletraps and spoons. One day, we were able to stay with one of these big schools for over 30 minutes on the trolling motor as it worked its way around shallow clear water sandbars. This is an amazing thing and just a little taste of whats to come in the next few months. These schools of redfish were making their way towards Captiva Pass on the last few hours of a falling tide. In clear shallow water, there is no mistaking a big copper colored mass of redfish boiling the surface as they inhale every bait in their path. Once these fish fall off into deeper water, you can lose sight of them and can only hope they pop back up somewhere close. Being rigged and ready to go will give you the most shots at a school, if youre lucky enough to run across them. I like to have a few long-casting spoons and/ or rattletraps rigged up and ready to go, along with a few live bait free-line set-ups. Being quick on the draw can make all the difference when fishing for these reds. As quickly as they appear, they can disappear. Most of these breeding stock redfish are way over the maximum slot size of 27 inches and need to be handled and released with care. These large schools of roaming big redfish can be found just about anywhere throughout the sound for the next few months. Some places to look for them are the edges of sandbars, grass flats and oysters bars within close proximity to the passes. They can also be found on docks around the passes, though you will not see them up on the surface like you can in the shallows. There will also be a good amount of fish at Lighthouse Point that are caught from the Sanibel Pier every year, for you shorebound anglers. Once you locate them, fishing is wide open as they compete with each other to get to the bait first. Mangrove redfish action was not quite so hot this week as we were on the wrong tide pattern with daytime low water conditions. Moving out from the mangroves and fishing potholes, edges of grass flats and sandbars close to the usual high water redfish holes was the best option during these lower tides. When not searching for redfish schools in the northern sound, I spent most of my time fishing the edges of the bar that runs the whole outside edge of the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge from Tarpon Bay to Blind Pass. I like to fish this bar during the lowest periods of the tide. This was simple fishing, basically throwing cut mullet and ladyfish chunks to the white sandy contours and holes of the outer edge of the bar. If I did not get a bite in 10 minutes or so, I would slide a little further down the bar and re-anchor. This bar produced redfish up to 25 inches this week, though most were in the 18to 22-inch range. While working this whole outer edge of this sandbar, at times we would see a few schools of 10 to 20 redfish in twoto three-foot potholes. You could throw at the small schools and a hook-up was pretty much a sure thing. Some potholes and little run-offs right on top of the bar even held a few tailing reds, although they were just too shallow to reach from the boat. These super shallow water reds would be great to fish from a kayak or to get out of the boat and wade fish. I would be a little cautious wading here in the deeper water, as every day I see at least one big bull shark working the edge... the same way Im fishing it. As we get later into this week, the tides will be high during the day along with forecast southwest winds that will make the water even higher. This will be the perfect set-up for redfish action under the bushes and the bite should be on fire. Look for the redfish to be on the windblown side of the mangrove islands on the eastern side of the sound. Cover as much shoreline as quickly as possible until you locate them. For pure sight-fishing, redfish excitement in the next six to eight weeks is as good as it gets.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. 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13 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Dog Attackby Patricia MolloyAPeninsula cooter (Pseudemys peninsularis) was admitted to CROW after being attacked by a dog. It was not a fair fight. The turtle suffered multiple abrasions on its forelimbs that were relatively mild, but the canine did cause extensive damage to its shell. What concerned Dr. Heather the most, however, was the puncture wound on the patients back rear leg. The area was flushed regularly and packed with an SSD (Silver sulfadiazine). [SSD] works by killing the fungus or bacteria. Then we cover it in tape so that the turtle doesnt get the wound dirty when it goes outside to graze, stated Dr. Aundria. It was also given pain medication to make it more comfortable. While it didnt eat a lot his first day grazing, it was very excited to be outside and raced around CROWs turtle track. It ate a lot of greens overnight, but didnt seem to like the groceries that the clinic offered. After three weeks of intensive medical care at the clinic, it still wouldnt eat regularly only the occasional sea grapes when outside grazing. As the shell fracture had become more stable and the back leg had scabbed over nicely, Dr. Heather decided it was ready for release. It did not appear to be in pain any longer, so the person who rescued the turtle was contacted and she picked it up for release on August 29. Let this serve as a cautionary tale to keep your doggies on a leash and your kitties inside. While some animals may be domesticated, they still have the instinct to hunt and can unwittingly wreak havoc on our precious wildlife. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. 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.. Despite its injuries, the freshwater turtle was very active both on land and in water Dr. Aundria West flushing its wounds Taking a leisurely walk around the clinicGarden Council To Hold MeetingGarden enthusiasts throughout Lee County are invited to attend the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council on Friday, September 14. The meeting will be held at the Eco Living Center in Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd. in Fort Myers. Hospitality begins at 9 a.m., with the meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. There is no charge for attending the meeting and parking is free. Refreshments will be provided by the Jasmine Garden Club and the speaker will be Dolly Tomalinas, Charlotte County Master Gardner and president of the Greater Fort Myers Rose Society. Her topic is Hospice Horticulture Therapy. The Garden Council is now a member of the American Public Gardens Association. This affiliation allows the Council to be listed on the APGA website as a botanical garden. It also allows members to share information among members of affiliated councils. The council meets every other month from September through May. The councils headquarters, made possible by the City of Fort Myers, houses the home of the Berne Davis Gardens and the Mina Edison Botanical Reference Library on the premises. The council office is adjacent to the Edison-Ford Winter Estates on Virginia Avenue. If you are looking for a garden club or plant society to join, the council welcomes you. The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council was formed in 1957 and now comprises various clubs, societies, and affiliate members in the area. Membership provides an opportunity to learn about floral design, growing plants suitable for our locale, and conservation methods. The council assists in educating and beautifying the community, and improving the environment. A speakers bureau provides speakers for meetings and events. For additional information about the council, contact president Laura Jibben at 463-3690 or fmlcgcpres@embarqmail. com. From page 2Nursing LifeFor information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Learn more about healthcare in early Fort Myers at the Southwest Florida Historical Society, one of the areas best research centers. 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 visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and Lee Memorial Hospital: The Early Years by Alberta C. Rawchuck. 8th Annual Filet & Release Fishing Tournament To Benefit Hope HospiceThe 8th Annual Fillet & Release Fishing Tournament that benefits Hope Hospice will feature a special appearance by the Jagerettes on Saturday, September 15. The event will have a cash pay out of $7,050 based on a 30-boat entry. Tournament team members as well as everyone that gives a donation to Hope Hospice at the event will have an opportunity to meet and have photos with the Jagerettes. A captains meeting will be held at Bahama Breeze starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14 and the weigh in will be at Matanzas Inn on Fort Myers Beach on the September 15. The Fillet & Release Fishing Tournament has been consistent with entry growth as well as donations since its first year in 2005. What began with 10 boats in 2005, turned public in 2007, and that year had 24 team entries with $1,000 going to Hope Hospice. This past year, the event had grown to 48 team entries and $10,360 in donations. Anglers cash prizes have also grown from $5,000 in 2009 to $7,200 in 2011 for first place. Every year, I organize the tournament to raise money for Hope Hospice in order give back what they did for my family, said Amy Andrew, tournament coordinator. Hope Hospice is a wonderful organization and I am truly honored to raise the donations that will benefit so many families. Prize donations are still being collected and detailed tournament location, rules and entry forms can be found online at www.filletandrelease4hospice.com. Chinese Calligraphy ClassThe Art League of Fort Myers will hold a Chinese calligraphy and painting workshop by Chinese artist Helen Ding September 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $60. All supplies will be available but you may bring your own Chinese bamboo brushes. RSVP to 6891787 or email millsmokita03@aol.com. Photoshop WorkshopZaki will be doing a workshop September 24 at the Art League of Fort Myers. Learn how to prepare pictures of your art with Photoshop 5. The workshop runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring your camera and your laptop. Discs will be provided. Cost is $60. RSVP to 630-699-0745 or email millsmokita03@aol.com.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201214 Plant SmartFishtail Palmby Gerri ReavesFishtail palms (Caryota mitis) common name refers to the triangular leaf segments that resemble frilly goldfish tails. Entire leaves, or fronds, can be as long as nine feet. A native of Southeast Asia, the fishtail palm typically reaches about 18 feet tall, but specimens often grow to 25 feet or more. This attractive ornamental tree is popular as a screen plant and patio tree. Also called clustering fishtail palm, this clump-growing tree has a moderate growth rate and low salt tolerance. It will thrive in full sun or partial shade, but needs plenty of moisture and good drainage. Give it plenty of room, for unless controlled, the clumps will widen to 12 feet or more, thus its reputation as aggressive. The inflorescences bring to mind streaming beaded tresses. After the inconspicuous creamy flowers appear, the small rounded fruit form, eventually turning reddish or black. Flowering and fruiting signal the beginning of the end for the stem, which dies to be replaced by another. One note of caution: The fruit contains calcium oxalate crystals that can severely irritate the skin or have toxic effects, if ingested. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes by the South Florida Water Management District; floridata.com; and Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Canning ClassesThe UF/IFAS Lee County Extensions Family & Consumer Sciences Department is offering canning classes on W ednesday, October 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Friday, October 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will learn the current science in USDA home food preservation recommendations through lectures and a hands-on pressure canning experience. Cost is $10 per person. You must be registered and paid to attend the class. (no walk-ins). Class is limited to nine participants. Classes will be held at the UF/IFAS Lee County Extensions Terry Park Complex, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers. For more information or to register for this class, contact Pamela at abbottpm@ leegov.com or 533-7523. The flowering stem of fishtail palm Triangular leaflets that resemble goldfish tails inspire the common name photos by Gerri Reaves Fishtail palms are native to Southeast Asia and are popular as a screen plant Caring For Your PlantsBambooby Justen DobbsBamboo seems to have acquired a bad reputation in landscaping. The truth is, the only bamboo varieties that growers produce these days are the clustering species. These are the ones that have one central base from which many canes emerge and grow straight up. In plainer terms, these are the good varieties. The other form of bamboo is the running variety, which can send sneaky underground stolons (stems; runners) as far as 30 feet from the main plant. This can be very invasive and sometimes impossible to eradicate from a landscape. They can, however, be contained within concrete planters or pots which will restrict their invasive habit. The clustering varieties can make a very fast (a species of Asian bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world) hedge, filler or protecting screen in larger yards. Clustering bamboo is drought-tolerant, cold-tolerant, needs little fertilizer and is actually fairly low maintenance. Some varieties used here in Southwest Florida are: Variegated Chinese bamboo Yellow canes with green vertical stripes; grows to about 25 to 30 feet tall with two to three inch diameter canes. Black bamboo Jet black canes with green rings around them; very ornamental; grows to 25 to 30 feet tall with two to three inch diameter canes. Blue bamboo Turquoise canes that can get very tall and very thick (up to five to seven inches in diameter); difficult to cut, even with a good chainsaw. There is another variety of bamboo that is very popular among collectors. It is called Buddha Belly bamboo because of its series of bulges along the stems. This one makes a great potted plant and can be enjoyed for years without much hassle If you have an Asianor Mediterranean-themed house or landscape, bamboo might be a good fit for you. Just make sure you plant it somewhere where it can grow upwards with impunity and is spaced about 10 feet or so from any other plants so that its new canes can grow up from the central base. If it begins to get too large, you can remove the unwanted canes by cutting them with a small handsaw. Make the cut as close to the ground as possible. I wouldnt recommend fertilizing your bamboo because it doesnt really need to grow any faster and the leaves should never show any signs of yellowing or malnutrition. Bamboo is among some of the toughest plant species on earth. Also, dont forget that you can use the cut canes for walking sticks, projects, crafts, yard art or any other creative idea your mind can come up with. If you chose to have your bamboo removed down the line, you will need to hire a tree crew that has a stump grinder. This is a machine that removes most underground traces of the bamboo stems and roots that would otherwise emerge later and grow into a new cluster. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. The dark stems on Black bamboo contrast nicely with the bright green leaves Buddha Belly bamboo is a smaller species with very peculiar stems


15 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Volunteers Needed To Take Part In Coastal Cleanup This Saturdayby Jeff LysiakThis Saturday, September 15, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is inviting the island community to participate in an international volunteer effort to rid our coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution and debris. Partnering in this effort with SCCF in the Ocean Conservancys 27th Annual Coastal Cleanup is Keep Lee County Beautiful. As many as 400,000 volunteers worldwide will be removing nearly seven million pounds of coastal trash that can hurt local economies, injure and kill marine wildlife, and choke the life from the oceans environment. According to event organizer Dee Serage-Century, volunteers (individuals, families, business, church and school groups) are asked to come to the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, September 15 to check in and pick up their Coastal Cleanup data cards, trash bags and plastic gloves. Data cards are used to record the type of litter collected during the Coastal Cleanup. Items typically found on the islands beaches include plastic and styrofoam cups and containers, cans and bottles, cigarette butts, broken chairs and umbrellas, food wrappers, clothing, monofilament fishing lines and hooks. Each year, volunteers pick up close to four million cigarettes and plastic filters, topping the worldwide marine litter list. Plastic bags come in second with a million-plus collected. Trash in the ocean is one of the most widespread problems threatening our waterways and wildlife, and it is all preventable. The great news is that every year, the amount of litter we collect on Sanibel and Captiva gets smaller and smaller... but that doesnt mean that the debris we find is any less harmful, said Serage-Century. All day and every day, this community is very responsible. Its just the way of life we want to be a part of. In 2011, approximately 90 volunteers logged 270 hours during Coastal Cleanup on Sanibel, Captiva and the Causeway Islands. Among the groups participating in the effort are students from Lexington Middle School and The Canterbury School, as well as Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS). After checking in at the SCCF Nature Center, volunteers will be given an assignment area on Sanibel where to collect litter. Participants are asked to bring their own bottled water as well as sunscreen, hats and comfortable clothing. If there is a particular area you and your group would like to work, call Dee Serage-Century at 472-2329 ahead of time to request it. At the conclusion of the Coastal Cleanup, volunteers will return their data cards, deposit trash gathered in the SCCF dumpster, and have some lunch and refreshments on the Nature Centers porch until noon. If you have any questions, want to select your clean up spot early or get your data cards ahead of time, call 472-2329. Pam Rambo found this balloon and ribbon tangled up in sargassum weed. Thankfully, no wildlife was entangled Join SCCF for the 27th Annual Coastal Cleanup on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to protect wildlife from harmful human-generated debris. 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, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1 4 22 FREE L andsca p e Consultation ! Visit our Website for more detail s l ms, Pa l i ves, nat i o ns crot o a ds, bromeli a h es, butter y bus h more & much m Call To Artists For Paint The Beach Art FestivalA plein air art festival in Fort Myers Beach will be held this November 5 to 11. The third annual event Paint The Beach: Sandcastles To Shrimpboats will award more than $2,500 in cash and prizes. The judge this year is Kevin Dean, director of Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art & Design. An awards ceremony and preview collectors gala will be held on November 9. Artists will paint throughout the town of Fort Myers Beach and festivities will be held at Santini Marina Plaza, located on Estero Boulevard. This is a non-juried event open to artists over the age of 18. The nonrefundable registration fee is $40, with a $10 late fee after October 30. A separate Quick Draw competition will be held on November 10, with a $10 fee. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com for complete details and registration information. A maximum of 60 artists will take part. Hosted by Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish-Tale Marina, proceeds from the art festival help support the promotion education, appreciation and study of the arts in the Town of Fort Myers Beach.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201216 Music, Memories And More At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauLets hear it for everyones favorite crooners. Theyre back and delighting crowds at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in The Rat Pack Lounge. What a fun show. The music and talent take everyone back to those memorable days when the airwaves and Vegas strip were alive with the sounds of My Way, Nice n Easy, Come Fly With Me, and Thats Amore. There is a total of over 30 hit songs. The show starts out with God talking, voiced by Adam Clough. He makes it very clear that Up here, Im the Chairman of the Board. He has a job for Frank, Dean and Sammy that they cant refuse. If they do, they will have to leave Heaven forever and head to the fiery regions way down below. Apparently Frank said something 25 years ago to a young man who wanted to be a singer. Now he and his buddies have to go back down and fix things. Three guys are spending time in the Rat Pack Lounge. Its owned by Vic Candelino (Justin Robinson) whose father founded the place 40 years earlier. Vic is the young man with whom the famous trio must make amends. God works a little magic and transforms the three guys into Frank Sinatra (Victor Legarreta), Dean Martin (Seth Abrahams) and Sammy Davis, Jr. (Soloman Kee.) The lounge is a vintage bar with pictures galore of the famous trio and their pals. It has a fully stocked bar, which delights Dean. Hes seldom seen without a drink in his hand, which was part of the act for years. There are references to old pals, such as Shirley MacLaine. Many of the jokes youve heard many times before. Like, I feel sorry for those who dont drink. When they wake up in the morning thats as good as theyre gonna feel all day. It was old 50 years ago, but still draws a chuckle when coming from old Deano. The cast obviously had fun putting this show together and that transfers to the audience. One starts to feel that they are actually watching the famous trio strut their stuff. But back to the challenge. They try to convert Vic into a good singer and their work is cut out for them. Vic does not have a strong voice and definitely has no sense of rhythm. Theyre going to need a miracle to make him a good entertainer. It takes real talent for an accomplished actor to portray someone with no talent, and Robinson does a great job. His awkwardness in trying to learn the right moves is hysterical, to say the least. The show has Dean with a drink and cigarette in his hand at all times, a routine that was always part of the act. He keeps asking for an olive in his drink, but cant find one. Later he comes on stage with a very large bottle of olives and says, Dont you just love Costco? Also in the cast is the very talented Amy Marie McCleary who sings and dances up a storm. She, like the three headliners, plays two different characters. The second act is a real transformation. The vintage charm of the lounge turns into a sophisticated new showroom called Vics Place. Loren Stricklands six-piece band is now right on center stage and they are something to behold. Vic is now an accomplished singer and Frank and the boys are his back up. A special highlight of the show is Sammys singing What Kind of Fool Am I? He used it to do some great mini impressions of Jimmy Durante, Eartha Kitt, Mae West, Ethel Merman, Kathryn Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, and others. That was a whole lot of fun. Legarreta, Kee and Abrahams all possess great voices and have lots of opportunities to show them off. Legarreta also directs the show. The Rat Pack Lounge plays through October 6 at Broadway Palm. All tickets for this season opener special are just $39 for dinner and the show. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Victor Legarreta, Seth Abrahams and Solomon Kee Black Maria Film Festival Returns To Edison & Ford, Edison State College With Retrospective On October 5, 6The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival returns to southwest Florida on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Edison & Ford Winter Estates at the Royal Palm Yacht Club; and on Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. on Edison State Colleges Fort Myers campus with a retrospect of past favorites previously shown at the two sites and a selection of films chosen by Black Maria Film Festival director reflecting more than 30 years of the films. Since 2007, the Edison Ford and Edison State College have collaborated to bring the international Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival to Florida. The festival began its national tour in 1981, celebrates Edisons pioneering work in cinema, and features award winning contemporary independent and experimental short films and video. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards-qualifying festival of short films. Typically, the festival has been held in spring, however the award winning festival is moving to October with a retrospective of films from the festivals collection. Films include exceptional animated works shown in Poland at the Animator Festival and certain live action works, which have proven highly popular in recent seasons, as well as Southwest Florida fan favorites. Black Maria Film Festival director and founder John Columbus will introduce the films and facilitate discussion afterwards both nights. On October 5, the Edison Ford will host the festival at the neighboring Royal Palm Yacht Club. For an additional fee, movie goers can enjoy cocktails and tapas at 5:30 p.m. as they watch the sunset at the Edison Ford Coconut Grove (reservations must be made in advance). Tickets go on sale September 5 at the Edison Ford ticket office. Ticket prices: October 5 Edison Ford members and Edison State College Students $8, non members $10; October 6 Edison State College students are free, general public $10. Discounted tickets for both nights are $15. Early evening tapas at Royal Palm Yacht Club is $20 (cash bar). Seating is limited for both nights. For more information or to reserve your seats, call 334-7419. A detailed list of films will be listed on Edison Ford website www.edisonfordwinterestates.org on September 15. For more information on Edison State College, visit www.edison.edu or on the Black Maria Film Festival, visit www.blackmariafilmfestival.org. Pickles To Nickels is one of the award winning films to be shown during the Retrospective in October The Black Maria Film Festival celebrates Thomas Edisons contributions to the film industry


17 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Season Of The Arts Announced By The AllianceThe 2012-13 Season of the Arts is underway at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, and there is more on the schedule than ever before. This marks the 37th year of service to the community offering a wide spectrum of arts programming and educational opportunities. The Alliance presents another great season of events with something for everyone, no matter what the age, including a full schedule of exhibitions, indoor and outdoor concerts, family friendly festivals and theatrical performances. Many of these programs are brought to the community in partnership with like-minded cultural partners including Art Council of Southwest Florida, Laboratory Theater, Florida Rep, Theatre Conspiracy and Young Artist Awards, among others. To get more information on the 201213 season or class catalogs for adults and kids, visit www.artinlee.org or call 9392787. Alliance programming is brought to you with support our members and the City of Fort Myers, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Lee Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Special thanks to 2012-13 Season Partners: Bireley Family Foundation, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Dwayne Bergmann, Family Thrift Center, LCEC, Leigh Frizzell Hayes, Magic T-Shirts, William and Shareen Groce, Northern Trust, Pamela Templeton UNLimited and the Alliance Board of Directors. The Alliance for the Arts campus is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visit www.artinlee.org for additional details. Alliance for the Arts building Alliance 2012-13 season program cover Big Boy Expo At Germain ArenaBig Boy Expo will celebrate its 18th year at Germain Arena on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30. This year, the hhgreggsponsored event will have over 165 vendors and something from the whole family from the hottest cars, boats, RVs, trucks and accessories to electronics, appliances, spas, fitness, grills, solar, lawnmowers, home and garage improvements. For the ladies, vendors will include clothing, jewelry, hats, fine art, travel and more. The Expo will have a fun carnival for children with pony rides, face painting and fire safety from the Estero firefighters. Attendees can enjoy the 1st Annual Championship Series Lawnmower Grasscar Races all weekend and register for a chance to win tickets to the Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway as well as giveaways from hhgregg or a vacation getaway. Onsite concealed weapons classes will also be available both days at 2 p.m. Each show, we strive to grow and make it the best event for the whole family while catering to the big boy who is looking for his next exciting toy, said event promoter Marline Riviello. Big Boy Expo supports and has donated 100 free tickets to local military veterans to attend. Other charities include Operation Extreme Rodeo, Mason Charities, the March of Dimes and Araba Shriners Expo hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 and children under 12 are free. Parking for the event is free. For more information, call Marlene Riviello at 543-9998, email info@bigboyshow.com or visit www.bigboyshow. com. From page 6Candidate Forumformer Florida Governor Jeb Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush, gubernatorial candidate Janet Reno, and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, as well as many others from both local and state government. For questions related to this event, call 489-8472. NARFE MeetingNARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will meet on Thursday, September 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, Six Mile Cypress and Colonial Boulevard. The program will be a report from NARFE National Convention, held in Sparks-Reno August 26 through 30. For more information, call 482-6713. Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201218 The Lee County Library System is holding a Teen One Book One Community read of Lauren Olivers book Before I Fall now through Teen Read Week (October 14 through 20). The Teen One Book One Community program encourages all Lee County teens to read the same book at the same time. The Lee County Library System has numerous activities planned around the book. These include: book discussions, writing projects, art projects and special events at all of the 13 library locations. The teens voted to select the author and title during the first quarter of 2012 and ultimately selected Lauren Olivers Before I Fall, an award winning and New York Times bestseller. There will be prizes for the best alternate ending of the book and also the best answers to the trivia questions. The events run from September 9 through October 20. By having a Teen One Book One Community project we hope to stimulate a love of reading in this age group. We want to be a community that encourages each other to read, said Voncile Williams, program coordinator for the Lee County Library System. This teen literacy project encourages teens to celebrate reading for fun and to take advantage of reading in all its forms books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and become regular library users. Teen One Book One Community Programs: Bonita Springs Public Library Before I Fall: Booktalk and Craft 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 2 Join fellow teens and tweens for a fun craft project and booktalk. Start with a quick booktalk of Lauren Olivers book Before I Fall and finish with a craft. Make a duct tape rose for yourself or a friend. Registration required. Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library Before I Fall Discussion What If? 3 p.m. Thursday, September 27 Did you like the ending to Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver? Do you think Sam and Juliet both live, die, or something else? What if you could write an alternative ending? Join in, have some frozen yogurt and explore the possibilities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library. Registration required. Captiva Memorial Library Book Discussion: Lauren Olivers Before I Fall 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 Before I Fall Trivia October 4 through 13 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday: closed; Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday: 12 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick up a trivia quiz. Complete it at your convenience and return it to the Captiva Memorial Library no later than October 13. A prize will be awarded to one lucky winner. The winner will be notified. Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library Book Discussion: Lauren Olivers Before I Fall 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 12 East County Regional Library Book Discussion: Lauren Olivers Before I Fall 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 26 Registration required. Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library Before I Fall Discussion and Craft 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 19 Choose an alternate ending and make your own craft roses. Discussion about bullies, friendships, and teen issues mentioned in the book. All supplies are provided. You should read the book prior to the program. Register online. Before I Fall Challenge: Write a New Ending 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 Write a new ending to the teen book Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver in 250 words or less. Submit them before the program for review and a prize will be awarded for the best new ending. Snacks will be provided. Register online. Lakes Regional Library Book Discussion: Lauren Olivers Before I Fall 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 Registration required. North Fort Myers Public Library Book Discussion: Lauren Olivers Before I Fall 2 p.m. Monday, October 15 Northwest Regional Library Before I Fall Challenge: Write a New Ending September 10 October 15 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 12 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Would you change the ending of Lauren Olivers Before I Fall? What would your ending be like? Using just 250 words, re-write the ending and submit your entry to the Teen Zone reference desk for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Entries must be submitted by 6 p.m. on October 15. The winner will be announced October 31. Before I Fall Trivia September 10 to October 20 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 12 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Watch the Teen Zone TV screen for trivia questions. Get the right answer and win a mini-prize. Before I Fall Book Discussion and Author Interview 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 19 Whats the story behind the Top Ten Teen Book winner for 2011? Join in and watch a YouTube interview with Lauren Oliver and chat about this book. Pine Island Public Library Before I Fall Trivia September 11 through October 20 Available during normal library operating hours Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday: 12 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.* High school and middle school teens can pick up a trivia contest questionnaire at the Pine Island Library. *Answers must be returned by 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20. Prizes will be awarded. Riverdale Branch Library Before I Fall Trivia October 16 20 Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday: 12 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.* High school and middle school teens who read can pick up a trivia contest questionnaire at the Riverdale Branch Library during Teen Read Week. *Answers must be returned by 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20 to the Riverdale Branch. Prizes will be awarded. South County Regional Library Befor e I Fall Trivia October 1 through 20 Pick up a trivia quiz at the library. Complete the answers at your convenience and drop it off at the library. Winners will be notified. All programs are free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Telephone Reference is available at 239-479-INFO (4636). A Powerful Reading Combination Urban Decaydence Street Party Expect the unexpected during the Alliance for the Arts upcoming fundraiser, Urban Decaydence Void to Vision: A Night of Revelry Celebrating the Power of Art, on Saturday, September 22 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Marcus Jansens Unit A Contemporary Art Space at 1922 Evans Avenue in downtown Fort Myers. The night will be filled with music from the eclectic Fort Myers band Mixed Accompany, and urban beats and music videos from Zamazing VJ. Chef Brian Roland and Sommelier Rose ODell King will provide creative urban cuisine and wine pairings. Chocolatier Norman Love will top it off with a chocolate dessert finale. Attendees should come ready for a street party. There will be a number of items up for auction including original works by Jansen paired with fine wines, a Norman Love interactive sculpture created during the event, and packages such as a complete party for 10 at your home featuring fine food, fine wine and live entertainment. Tickets are $150 for Alliance members; $175 for non-members. Purchase online at www.ArtInLee.org or by calling 939-2787. Ticket price includes valet parking.


Easy Grilled Clams 2 to 4 dozen littleneck clams, rinsed well Place clams on grill about 4 inches from coals or gas flame. Close cover and roast for approximately 10 minutes or until clam shells open. Check every few minutes for clams that have popped open. Carefully remove the open clams to an aluminum pan, reserving juices in shell. Serve clams in shells with melted garlic butter or vinegar sauce. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 50, Calories From Fat 10, Total Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 45mg, Total Carbohydrate 3g, Protein 10g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.11g Vinegar Sauce 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground 1/4 cup tomatoes, finely chopped Combine ingredients in small bowl. Serve as dipping sauce for cooked clams. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 23, Calories From Fat 2, Total Fat 0.23 g, Saturated Fat 0.02g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 5g, Protein 0.5g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.00g. Easy Grilled Clams 19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Taste Of The Town Call To Local RestaurantsThe Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) welcomes local restaurants to showcase their fare in the 2012 Taste of the Town. The 30th annual Taste of the Town will be held in Centennial Park, downtown Fort Myers on Sunday, November 4. The event will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Junior Leagues Taste of the Town is Southwest Floridas largest outdoor food and entertainment festival, drawing up to 10,000 people each year. The funds go to support the Junior League of Fort Myers, whose volunteer mission provides thousands of dollars annually in volunteer services and donations to programs supporting women and children in the region. Restaurants who are interested in participating should contact The Junior League of Fort Myers at 277-1197 or go to ToTrestaurants@jlfm.org. Space is limited and the deadline is September 30. Each year, before the festival, participating restaurants have the opportunity to present their dishes in the Best of Taste celebrity judging, by local celebrities, in one of three categories: Best Appetizer, Best Entre and Best Dessert. Judging will take place on October 15. The dish with the most overall points is also given the Winners Circle award for best overall dish. Winners in each category will receive booth listings, announcements during Taste of the Town, and a certificate to display in their restaurants. Winners will also be announced to the local media. Guy Harvey Donates $50,000 To FYCCNThe Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN), whose goal is to create the next generation that cares about fish and wildlife conservation, is the beneficiary of a lot of good friends. One of those friends is renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recognized Harvey and his company last week in Tampa for their support of FYCCN programs that get kids involved in conservation-based recreation. We are proud and excited to partner with FYCCN in furtherance of our marine educational programs and goals, said Dr. Harvey. This partnership will help us to teach and develop the next generation of responsible Florida sportsmen and women. Steve Stock, president of Guy Harvey Inc. and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, both headquartered in Davie, presented on behalf of Harvey a check for $50,000 to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida to help fund FYCCN saltwater fishing camps that infuse in youths conservation ethics and a sense of stewardship related to the sport of fishing. The importance of developing in our children a strong personal connection with nature and a conservation ethic to match cannot be overstated, said Stock. The future of the states natural resources depends on it. The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network is jointly sponsored by the FWC and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. The FYCCN is a growing network of youth centers that teach kids basic principles of conservation and outdoor ethics, while developing traditional outdoor skills that include fishing, shooting sports, boating, wildlife viewing and more. Visit www.fyccn.org for more information. CROW Needs Votes To Win Community Giving GrantThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is one of 2,500 nonprofit organizations from around the country that have been nominated to compete for over $5 million in grants from Chase Bank. Now through September 19, voting takes place on both Facebook and the Chase Community Giving website where people can go to vote for their favorite charity. At the end of the day on September 19, the top 196 organizations of the 2,500 nationwide competitors will be awarded grants to further their missions. Currently, CROW ranks 204th in the voting and with some extra help from our local supporters could move up into the top 196 and receive both recognition and financial support from Chase Bank. CROW requests readers to please go their website www.crowclinic.org and under Whats New, click the link to vote for CROW, either through Facebook or through the Chase Community Giving Program. If you are already a Chase online customer, you can vote at each website. The Chase Community Giving grants are designed to help those organizations that help their local communities. For over 40 years, CROW has been saving the lives of sick, injured and orphaned birds, mammals and reptiles in our area and voting for CROW to receive a grant is a great way to say thank you for all they have been doing to protect our wildlife friends and neighbors. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201220 Despite Dismal Year For The Twins And Red Sox, Prospects Offer Hope For Future Improvementby Ed FrankIts been a dismal, disappointing season for our two spring training home teams, the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins particularly the Red Sox but there is hope for the future when analyzing the top Minor League prospects for both teams. First, the Twins: The Twins have four players ranked among the top 100 prospects in all of baseball and unquestionably their farm system is moving upward. Third-baseman Miquel Sano is No. 21; outfielder Byron Buxton, No. 30; outfielder Aaron Hicks, No. 67; and secondbaseman Eddie Rosario, No. 88. Only Sano and Hicks were ranked in the top 100 at the start of the year. Using a point system based on the rankings of prospects, the Twins farm system improved from 23rd to 14th in the Majors. The 19-year-old Sano, who is likely to play here next season for the Fort Myers Miracle, had an outstanding 2012 season at Low A Beloit, batting .258 with 28 homers and 100 RBIs in 129 games. He was named the Midwest League Prospect of the Year. Buxton, just 18 years old, was the Twins first-round draft pick this year (No. 2 overall) and is the highest-ranked prospect out of the 2012 Major League Draft. He began his professional career this season with the Twins two Rookie League teams where he hit a combined .248 with five homers and 11 stolen bases in 48 games. Hicks was Minnesotas first-round selection four years ago and has advanced steadily through their Minor League system. At Double-A New Britain this year, he batted .286, scored 100 runs and stole 32 bases. He had a breakout year and set our Double-A record there in terms of runs scored, said Jim Rantz, the Twins director of the Minor Leagues. He moved up five spots from 72 to 67 as a result. The fourth top 100 prospect, Rosario, batted .296 with 70 RBIs in 95 games at Class A Beloit. Like Sano, look for Rosario to advance to High A Fort Myers in 2013. While none of these top four prospects are pitchers, Rantz said 10 of the top 20 prospects in the Twins farm system are pitchers. The lack of consistent pitching was the major downfall for the Minnesota Twins this season. Now to the Red Sox: The top three prospects in the Red Sox farm system are shortstop Xander Bogaerts, pitcher Matt Barnes and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. And the Red Sox farm system grew stronger through Bostons blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers that brought highly-coveted right-handed pitchers Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa to Bostons minor leagues. Bogaerts was promoted to Double-A Portland late in the season. Only 19 years old, hit .326 with five homers in just 92 at bats at Portland. Barnes, a fire-balling right-hander out of the University of Connecticut, pitched briefly at Class A Salem, where he notched 91 strikeouts in just 93 innings pitched. Bradley, a speedy outfielder, could replace Jacoby Ellsbury in the Red Sox outfield if Ellsbury departs during the off-season. Like Minnesota, the Red Sox have a strong farm system that is ranked ninth among the 30 Major League teams. Dr. Piper Center 5K Run/WalkOn September 1, the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services hosted its fifth annual Legacy 5K Run/Walk at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Fort Myers. There were close to 200 participants in this years race. This years top overall winners are Adam Rioux and Alexa Gemma. Other overall winners include Torrin Brauch and Jeanne Hertel in the Masters 40 and over category, Mike Proto and Mary Rine in Grandmasters 50 and over category, and William Madden and Claire Pedersen in Senior Grandmasters 60 and older category. The Dr. Piper Center would like to thank their event sponsors, including Costco, Sweet Tomatoes, Central Bank, Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Cape Coral, Right At Home, Any Lab Test Now and Panera Bread for their support towards a very successful event allowing the Dr. Piper Center to raise approximately $4,000 to go towards increasing their programs. Everyone at the Dr. Piper Center is looking forward to another successful event next year. Participants during this years Legacy 5K Run/Walk held in Fort Myers Registration Now Open For 10K Race 4 FISH Friends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel announced that registration for the 4th annual 10K Race 4 FISH race, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 13, has officially begun. The 10K Race 4 FISH is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club and is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. Runners can download the FISH 10K entry form at www.fishofsanibel.com/fish10k or http://ftmyerstrackclub.com/. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House on Sanibel, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, which is aimed at the runners, their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. More than 40 island businesses and organizations sponsored the race in 2011, and over 120 people volunteered to support and execute a great event. This race is a significant fundraising event for FISH, and each year we welcome runners from across Southwest Florida, the United States and even from other nations, said Bill Fellows, president of FISH. Its a wonderful opportunity to participate in something that not only helps support a great organization, but to also have the chance to run a beautiful course on an island that was recently named Arthur Frommers number one traveling destination. The 10K race is the main fundraising event for FISH this year; the non-profit hopes to raise a significant amount of money. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com, call 472-0404 or stop by the FISH Walk-In Center at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel. FGCU Founders Cup Fundraiser Just Weeks AwaySponsorships and golfing opportunities are filling up fast as the date for Florida Gulf Coast Universitys 21st annual Founders Cup tournament nears. The day-long event, set for Friday, October 12, features challenging golf on a Tom Fazio-designed course, a buffet lunch, an awards reception and dinner, silent auction, camaraderie and the satisfaction of knowing that money raised through the tournament benefits the important work of the FGCU Foundation. The foundation provides funds to enhance scientific, educational and athletic programs related to the mission of the university, outside the scope of state funds. Should a golfer be lucky enough to hit a hole-in-one, he or she will win a 2013 Silverado or Camaro, compliments of Estero Bay Chevrolet. Other major sponsors include Service Painting of Florida, shirts; Maddox Construction, luncheon; Johnson Controls, pins; Wright Construction, reception; Taylor Rental of Naples, photos; Arthrex, Inc., driving range; United Mechanical, Inc., hats; Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, beverage cart; and Manhattan Construction (Florida) Inc., printed programs. A select few sponsorship opportunities remain. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a buffet lunch at Pelicans Nest Golf Club.continued on page 24


21 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Since my daughter has entered ninth grade, she has a lot more homework. She used to be able to finish it quickly but now it takes much longer. We seem very disorganized about homework because it has never been a big part of our lives prior to this year. She is frustrated and her grades are starting to slip. What can I do to improve this situation? Andrea C., Fort Myers Andrea, You are describing a very common problem that brighter students experience. Since school and homework have been so easy for them for so many years, often times brighter students do not develop good study habits. Once they encounter more challenging academic work, they struggle because they have not developed the appropriate skills. This is a topic you should discuss with your daughter. You might liken this situation to athletics; athletes must work hard and train to develop their skills as must good students. Bright students need to learn how to approach homework and studying in a sequential manner that results with the academic material learned and the required work completed. Research tells us that beginning with middle school, the benefits of homework increase significantly. Aside from reinforcing academic content, homework helps children learn how to plan and organize tasks, manage time, make choices and problem solve, all skills that contribute to success in the adult world. According to Homework: A Guide For Parents by Peg Dawson, there are two key approaches parents can use to reduce homework hassles. The first is to establish clear routines around homework, including when and where homework gets done and setting up daily schedules for homework. You and your daughter need to choose a location where homework should be completed, set up a homework center with all the supplies that she might need such as access to a computer, writing utensils, etc. Choose a time that the homework will be done. Sometimes an audible timer is useful for students to keep their mind on the task at hand. Even with high school students, parents need to become involved by asking what the homework is, and if the student needs help. Some students need a motivator to make homework more gratifying. In that case, a simple reward such as extra time with friends, parents or an extended curfew, might be enough to motivate them. Other students may need a more elaborate reward system, with points and rewards to buy with points earned. For further information on setting up a reward program, refer to this website: www.nasponline.org/resources/home_ school/homework.aspx. Its always better to start homework earlier than later in the day, but do allow for some down time and a snack immediately after school. Please allow the student to have a voice in making decisions about some of the homework issues. By allowing this, the student may feel that she has more control of the situation and may have more ownership in the activity. If these suggestions are not successful, scheduling a meeting with your daughters teachers may be helpful. They will have good suggestions for you. 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. FGCU Hosts 7th Annual Business & Breakfast EventThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University will host the 7th Annual Business & Breakfast event on Saturday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, the event includes one-on-one sessions with prime contractors and government officials, along with the opportunity for subcontract work. In addition, there will be a meet and greet opportunity with federal, state and local agencies, and the ability to see what resources are available to small businesses in the local area. There is no cost for the event, and a continental breakfast provided by Costco Wholesale is included. To register or for more information, visit www.sbdcseminars.org or call 7453700. FGCU Hosts Student From Pakistan Through State Department ProgramFlorida Gulf Coast University has welcomed international student Maryam Aslam from Pakistan as part of the U.S. Department of States Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan). Global UGRAD-Pakistan aims to advance youth leadership and promote mutual understanding by providing one academic term of non-degree undergraduate U.S. study on a highly competitive basis to a diverse group of emerging student leaders from underrepresented sectors of Pakistan. The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and administered by the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX). In addition to academic studies, Aslam will perform community service and explore American traditions through the Cultural Passport to America program. She will participate in activities such as the arts, holiday celebrations and sports and experience other aspects of daily community life and local pride. By interacting with Americans on campus and in the community, Global UGRADPakistan fellows have the opportunity to develop a more well-rounded perception of U.S. culture. In turn, they share their new understanding with friends, family and others back home. Global UGRAD-Pakistan fellows are also ambassadors for Pakistan, said Timothy Gjini, associate director for FGCU International Studies. Many of the students are the only representative of Pakistan on campus. Their unique perspectives and backgrounds enrich the learning experience for American students. Global UGRAD-Pakistan fellows also give presentations about their country and cultures at local schools, Rotary Clubs, retirement communities and other locations. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market St. Charles HarbourFort Myers2005 6,478 3,275,0002,925,000 358 Sanibel Harbours Sanibel1972 2,514 1,999,9991,850,000 338 No DevelopmentCape Coral2006 5,427 1,295,0001,175,000 128 Butterknife Sanibel1992 3,820 1,250,0001,100,000 575The Colony At Pelican LandingBonita Springs2001 3,554 975,000925,000 217 Rose Garden Cape Coral1998 2,174 629,000590,000 69 Fiddlesticks Country ClubFort Myers2006 3,096 599,900540,000 150Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs1999 2,501 515,000501,000 205 No DevelopmentCape Coral2002 2,289 455,000425,000 28 Cross Creek Fort Myers2001 3,449 395,900385,000 127Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201222 Financial FocusSave And Invest Early And Wisely For Collegeby Jennifer BaseySchool is back in session. If you have school-age children, youre probably busy getting them acclimated to another year of hitting the books. But the school years go by quickly, so it wont be long before your kids are ready to head off to college. Will you be financially prepared to help them? Its certainly a challenge, especially given rising costs of higher education. Consider these figures from the College Board: For the 2011-12 school year, the average cost (including tuition, fees, room and board) was $17,131 per year for an in-state student attending a public, fouryear college or university. For a student attending a private four-year school, the comparable average cost was $38,589 annually. And these numbers are likely to increase in the years ahead. So, what can you do to help meet the high costs of higher education? For starters, you need to save and invest early and often. And youll also want to choose investments that are particularly well suited for college. Here are a few suggestions: 529 Plan When you invest in a 529 Plan, all withdrawals will be free from federal income taxes, as long as the money is used for a qualified college expense for your child, or even your grandchild. (However, non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to federal, state and penalty taxes.) Contribution limits are quite high so, in all likelihood, youll be able to put as much as you want into a 529 Plan; although you generally cant exceed the annual gift tax exclusion, which is $13,000 per beneficiary in 2012. Furthermore, if you participate in your own states 529 Plan, your contributions may be tax deductible on your state taxes. Coverdell Education Savings Account Depending on your income level, you can contribute up to $2,000 annually to a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) in 2012. Your Coverdell earnings and withdrawals will be tax-free, provided you use the money for qualified education expenses. (Any non-education withdrawals from a Coverdell ESA may be subject to a 10 percent penalty.) Unlike a 529 Plan, in addition to college expenses, Coverdell funds can be used for kindergarten through 12th grade expenses and you can place Coverdell ESA contributions into virtually any investment you choose: stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, etc. Zero Coupon Bonds A Zero Coupon Bond is priced at a discount to its principal or face value. You receive the principal value when the bond matures. So, you could purchase a Zero Coupon Bond that matures in the year your child is ready to go to college. Although you wont receive regular interest payments throughout the life of the Zero Coupon Bond, youll still be liable for the taxes on this interest. So, before purchasing a zero coupon bond, consult with your tax advisor. These investments have proven popular among many parents and grandparents. However, youll need to consult with your financial advisor to determine which college-savings vehicles are appropriate for your needs. But dont wait too long because, before you know it, todays grade-schoolers will be packing for their college dorms. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Payton Enrolls At University Of EvansvilleSheilah Payton, a resident of Fort Myers, has enrolled at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. Payton, majoring in Nursing, joins an entering class defined by its strong academic ability and diversity. Edison State College Professor Ranked Sixth By RateMyProfessorsCaroline Seefchak, chair of Developmental Studies and English professor at Edison State College, found out just how much her students like her this week a lot. Professor Seefchak ranked sixth in the nation as a top University Professor based on calculations from RateMyProfessor. All of the calculations were based entirely on student input. Every single one of the professors in this department is as great as the students say I am, she said. Professor Seefchak, who has been an educator for 27 years, teaches students who arrive at Edison State College without all the tools they need, she said. We prepare them and give them the tools and the support they need as college students, she said. We give them the selfconfidence so they believe they can do it. The 2011-12 rankings were released this week and include colleges across the country. The list can be found at http:// blog.ratemyprofessors.com/ Theres no higher honor for teachers and schools than to be praised by the students who are being impacted by their influence every day, said Carlo DiMarco, senior vice president for Strategic Partnerships and Development at mtvU, which powers the RateMyProfessors website. Caroline Seefchak Cypress Cove Wins Gold In 2012 National Mature Media Awards Cypress Cove, a continuing care retirement community located at HealthPark Florida in Fort Myers, was awarded top honors by the 21st Annual National Mature Media Awards. Cypress Coves Love Where You Live campaign, recently received a Gold Award for the best Advertising and Marketing Campaign nationally. The campaign includes a new billboard, print and broadcast advertising and direct mail campaign utilizing a fresh creative approach with consistent messaging and artistic fresh imaging. The campaign was developed in partnership with Martino and Binzer, a leading advertising agency in the senior living field based in Hartford, Connecticut. We are thrilled that our new Love Where You Live campaign was recognized for excellence by the Mature Media Awards Program, explained Nicole Muller, director of marketing and sales at Cypress Cove. We feel that our Love Where You Live campaign really captures the essence of how residents feel about living here at Cypress Cove. Seniors who live at Cypress Cove love the fine dining, friendly atmosphere, and of course all the fun found here. The program is presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market and recognizes the nations finest marketing, communications, educational materials and programs designed and produced for older adults. More than 1,000 entries were judged by a distinguished panel of mature market experts from across the United States for overall excellence of design, content, creativity and relevance to the senior market. Gold Award recipients represent the top five percent of all entries. Student Earns Deans Award Yevangelina Alexandra Rybak was a recipient of the Deans Award for academic excellence in the spring term of senior year at Colgate University. To be eligible for the Deans Award, a Colgate student must achieve a 3.30 or higher average while enrolled in four courses. Rybak is a graduate of Leon High School. At Colgate, she concentrated in biology. Rybak is from Fort Myers. 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. 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23 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Dr. DaveTwitterverseby Dr. Dave HepburnDr. Sealey and I have become quite consistent in our tweeting, since as he likes to say he began eating those hemp seed bran muffins every morning. Regardless, for those of you who are tweetless, here is an update of our precious sought after tweets, which are out there in the Twitterverse along with herpes and Charlie Sheen (redundant?) Determining which wisequack has written which tweet is rather easy. If you find the tweet witty, informative, cultured and on a higher overall intellectual plane, then that would be one of us. If, however, the tweet appears to be written by a 6-year-old on Red Bull and jujubes, then that would be the other of us who is not used to writing newspaper columns and has no photo attached to this column. Good luck. Headline: Addiction to video games causing kids to skip after school physical activities. Great! Skipping burns 675 calories an hour. Tattoos are starting to replace MedicAlert bracelets as a way to warn about a medical condition... Ozzy Osbourne must be really sick. Studies of the use of vitamin K2 for Parkinsons disease got off to a shaky start but now appear promising. Big hill to climb for a vitamin. Dermatologists are threatening job action in a pay dispute with the government... sounds like a rash decision. FDA approves first weight loss drug in 13 years! Called Lorcaserin. Take 200 gelcaps before every meal with Mentos and Diet Coke. Its predicted that half of all Americans will be obese by 2030... my guess is that it will start with the bottom half. To combat obesity, scientists are trying to convert energy-storing white fat to energy-burning brown fat. Might be quicker to just get a tan? FDA announces approval of Levaquin for treatment of the plague. Talk about a backlog. Next up, a vaccine for scurvy. Apparently taking codeine while breast feeding wont cause harm to newborns... except mothers cant remember which one is their kid. One-third of those with arthritis over age 45 develop anxiety and depression. It appears being dysjointed creates a state of being... disjointed. A research gynecologist has successfully isolated the G-spot in an 83-year-old cadaver... proving its better late than never. Researchers have found that obesity is related to the environment we live in... explains the low vacancy rate in donut shops. Study shows that our left cheek shows more emotion and is our best side. But if you dont want to show your emotions... wear thicker pants. Depression causes poor blood flow to the heart and legs, which in turn causes depression, which causes poor blood flow to the heart and legs. Apparently the makers of Viagra are worried about stiff competition from the generic companies... sounds like a taste of their own medicine. More people seeking chin implant surgery due to having seen themselves on video chat. Universal donor, Jay Leno, currently in hiding. A meeting by protestors against circumcision had to be cut short... much like the reason they were protesting in the first place. Stem cells from the pelvic bone marrow may restore cardiac tissue damaged by a heart attack. No wonder Elvis was a heartthrob! Newest bad food gone good is popcorn (air popped the best). Great fibre, excellent antioxidant, wonderful floss inducer. Coincidence that Sealey is back from Disneyland and they suddenly cant find Goofy? Now the quacks are flying with both wings. Apparently eating chocolate can make you slimmer... so far, Ive had 22 Snickers bars and I havent lost an ounce. Sleep apnea may be linked to depression. Sleep apnea->hypertension>heart attack->death->pool boy now wearing your housecoat->depression. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. deaRPharmacistStressed Out? Try Adrenal Supplementsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What an awful year 2012 has been, Im stressed and tired. I cry easily. Its not who I am! Can you help me? VD, Broomfield, Colorado Sounds like youve exhausted your adrenals glands. You can tell if you have this particular energy pattern: Difficulty rising You dont really wake up until 10 a.m. You feel better after lunch You have an afternoon low between 3 and 5 p.m. You much pretty good after 6 or 7 p.m. Youre tired by 8 to 10 p.m. but resist going to bed If you fight it, and stay up, you catch your second wind around 11 p.m., lasting until 1 or 2 a.m. If this sounds like you, its probably hypoadrenia, also known as adrenal burnout or adrenal insufficiency. Adrenal glands pump out cortisol hormone to help you deal with stress. If you have one big stressor (such as grief) or a million micro-stressors; then over time, your adrenal glands stop producing adequate cortisol hormone. You will drag yourself through each day never knowing what is wrong with you. Physicians who fail to recognize this disorder assume you have depression and prescribe antidepressants or stimulants. Only when a proper diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency is made can you buy natural herbs to support adrenal gland health, or take a prescription medication called hydrocortisone, which restores natural cortisol. Many people with undiagnosed hypoadrenia, soothe their hormonal imbalance by binge eating or drinking, alcoholism or drug addiction. A few other signs of hypoadrenia include the need to lie down after emotionally stressful times, muscle weakness, mild depression, fatigue, craving foods high in salt or fat, increased menopausal or PMS symptoms, more allergies, lightheadedness upon rising, frequent sighing, using caffeine or sugar to wake up, low libido and apathy. Some find they feel better after spending the night with a friend, or getting out of the house. As I see it, the biggest problem is that adrenal fatigue causes hypothyroidism, causing a cascade of other terrible symptoms. And no amount of thyroid medication will correct hypothyroidism, unless you simultaneously nourish your adrenal glands with adaptogenic herbs. Adrenal hormone testing is simple. I recommend Diagnos-Techs, ZRT Labs or Neuroscience Labs, because those three labs offer saliva testing in a four-point manner. This means you provide four saliva samples, morning, noon, evening and midnight. Herbs and vitamins that support adrenal health include DHEA, schizandra, eleuthero, rhodiola, ashwaghanda, ginseng, turmeric, theanine, astragalus, beta sitosterol, ginger and B vitamins, especially pantethine. Its a mortgage and a nightmare to take all of those, so I recommend you buy one formula that can multi-task, meaning it includes several of those goodies. The effect is synergistic, and the price is nice. You can find a couple of good formulas at health food stores such as ADRENergize by Enzymatic Therapy or Stress Advantage by New Chapter. If you are picky like me, take a physicianformulated product that guarantees therapeutic dosages, such as a-Drenal by RLC Labs (I take it myself). Almost any practitioner can order this for you, or buy it online at www.naturalhealthyconcepts. com 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. OCTOBER 27, 2012 8AM FORT MYERS CENTENNIAL PARK


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201224 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am fed up being treated as if I am an inconvenience at my medical center. I would leave in a flash, but no one else around here takes Medicare. I am not a nuisance, having been their only once in a year. I called and, after going through all of their hoops on their telephone system, I finally reached a live one. She asked my name and birth date and then asked, Why do you want to see the doctor? Whats wrong with you? The earliest appointment was in six weeks, and then she said, If youre not satisfied, call 911 or go to the hospital emergency. It is bad enough being old, but being abused along with it is getting hard to take. Is it like this where you live? Doris Dear Doris, Medical care is an industry, a very complex industry. To stay in business, medical practices need more revenue coming in than expenses going out. Unfortunately, the strategies for reducing expenses include reducing the number of support staff, using technology (i.e. phone routing systems) to increase productivity, minimum education requirements for staff and increasing the number of patients seen per day. What all of this seems to mean to patients is that we have become work units, tasks and to some office staff interruptions in their productivity. To the credit of some offices I have found, the physicians and support staff have found a way to practice medicine and run a business in a way that does not forget the patient. I hope you can find a similar office. Pryce Dear Doris, Exactly the same this seems to be the way modern medical offices are going. No longer will physicians know our name or even care because it is only a business. However, some people do have physicians who do care, will call on the phone and run their offices the old fashioned way. My husband goes out of state and has a team of physicians who are wonderful, and its no wonder Johns Hopkins has been rated number one for patient care for about the last 20 years. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From poage 20Founders Cup FundraiserGolfers begin play at 1:15 p.m., with a shotgun start on two championship courses. A dinner buffet and awards reception follows the tournament play. Registration is $2,000 per foursome and $500 for individuals. A championship sponsorship level is available for $2,500 and includes a four-player team and logo on a sponsors golf towel. Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Gator and Hurricane courses are certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The courses offer 36 holes of fun-filled challenges for players of all skill levels. The New York Times and Florida Golfer ranked Pelicans Nest Golf Club among the best courses in Florida. Pelicans Nest Golf Club is located inside the gated community of Pelican Landing, on the west side of U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. For more information or to register for the 2012 FGCU Founders Cup, contact Kelley Reyff at 590-1074 or kreyff@fgcu. edu. Goodwill Partners With Miller Fund For Trailways CampGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc., announces its selection by the Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund as its first organizational provider of Trailways Camp, a camp for adults with disabilities in Southwest Florida. The camp will take place at The Riverside Retreat Center in LaBelle October 22 through 25. Goodwill is excited to partner with the Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund and Riverside Retreat to offer this excellent experience to adults with disabilities, said Todd Ryan, Goodwills director of career development services and Trailways Camp Director. Our goal is to provide quality recreation and social interaction. The Trailways Camp mission will be to remove the social isolation often felt by people with disabilities by providing opportunities for fun, friends and support. Through outdoor activities, group exercises and crafts, campers will have the opportunity to develop recreational skills and build relationships. Activities will include fishing, campfire roasts, a visit by Special Equestrians, canoeing, a talent show, a Halloween party, and movie night. Trailways main focus will be to provide a safe environment for our campers, designed to promote socialization and interaction, said Ryan. However, it also serves as a wonderful opportunity to provide respite for those who have people with disabilities in their family. Trailways Camp is currently accepting applications from adults with disabilities ages 18 and older. To be eligible, campers must be living in a parental home, a quasi-independent setting or in a group home or other 24-hour supervised care setting. There are 20 participant spots available. For more information regarding Trailways Camp, camper applications or volunteer opportunities visit www.goodwillswfl.org/trailwayscamp/ or contact Todd Ryan at 995-2106 ext. 2285. The Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund is a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, which allows supporters from all over the country to support the Trailways Camp in Southwest Florida. For information visit www.trailwayscamps.org, email Jerry and Sharon Miller at RV.BG.MillerLegacy@gmail.com or call 579-0587. From page 11Stuff The Busparticipating agencies. The need for food continues to grow as more and more families become food insecure, not knowing where their net meal is coming from. LeeTran drivers and other employees are volunteering their days labor to serve the community. The event is being co-sponsored by the Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., and The News-Press Media Group. For additional information about the food drive, contact Joann Haley at 5338726 ext. 30323. Powerful Tools For CaregiversLee Memorial Health System Older Adult Services, in collaboration with, and funded by, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida, is pleased to present Powerful Tools For Caregivers, an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced class leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life. Classes will be held at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 2951 Trail Dairy Circle in North Fort Myers, from September 21 through October 26. Sessions are held every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. For additional information about respite care or to register, call 343-2751. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Participants will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class. Visit www.leememorial.org for more information. Spanish For Medical ProfessionalsEdison State Colleges Collier Campus has opened registration for medical professionals who want to learn Spanish. Classes will be held every Saturday from October 6 through December 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on the Collier Campus. The fee is $225. To register for this class and for more information, call 732-3128 or email cecollier@edison.edu. Edison State Colleges Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, is located off Collier Boulevard, three miles north of Tamiami Trail East. From page 39-11 Exhibition9/11 further enhance the exhibit that gives visitors a quiet space to remember and reflect. No less important is the opportunity the exhibit offers those too young to remember or have experienced the events of that day. The exhibit is open at the Museum of History now through Saturday, September 29. Admission is $9 for one or $11 for two people (plus tax) and includes all of the museums other exhibits and displays chronicling the history of Southwest Florida. Reference the discount code 9/11 at the admission desk. Museum members are always admitted free of charge. 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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your ideas earn you the respect of your colleagues. But youll have to present some hard facts and figures if you hope to persuade those who make the big decisions to support you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep those bright Bulls eyes focused on the project at hand. Avoid distractions. Therell be lots of time for fun and games later. Expect to get welcome news this weekend. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You soon might have to decide about moving a relationship from its current status to another level. Dont let anyone influence your decision. It must be yours and yours alone. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You finally can get off that emotional roller coaster and get back to focusing on your goals without interruptions through the rest of the week. A nice change is due by the weekend. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Trying to make an impression on some people runs into a bit of a snag at first, but it all works out. An old and almost forgotten personal matter once again needs attention. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A rise in your energy level helps you finish an especially demanding task. Take some time now to spend with family and friends before starting a new project. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) This is a good time to re-establish contact with trusted former associates who might be able to offer good advice regarding that career change youve been contemplating. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your resourcefulness combined with a calm, cool approach help you work your way out of a knotty situation and avoid a potentially serious misunderstanding. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A calm, quiet period allows you to recharge your energies. But youll soon be ready to saddle up and gallop off in pursuit of your goals. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family matters need your attention. Check things out carefully. There still might be unresolved tensions that could hinder your efforts to repair damaged relationships. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Its a good time to take a stand and show as much passion on your own behalf as you do when arguing for the rights of others. You might be happily surprised by the reaction. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You bring sense and sensitivity to a confusing situation. Things soon settle down, leaving you free to enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation with friends and family. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a talent for being able to perceive possibilities where others see only problems. On Sept. 22, 1776, in New York City, 21-year-old Nathan Hale, a captain in the Continental Army, is executed by the British for spying. Before being hanged, legend holds that Hale said, I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. There is no historical record to prove that Hale actually made this statement. On Sept. 18, 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it, and it was called into use during the Civil War. On Sept. 23, 1846, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune. The blue gas giant, which has a diameter four times that of Earth, has eight known moons and a ring system containing three bright and two dim rings. On Sept. 21, 1938, a powerful Category 3 hurricane slams into Long Island and southern New England. Charlie Pierce, a junior forecaster in the U.S. Weather Bureau, was sure that the hurricane was heading for the Northeast, but the chief forecaster overruled him. All told, 700 people were killed by the hurricane. On Sept. 19, 1959, in one of the more surreal moments in the history of the Cold War, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes with anger when he learns he cannot visit Disneyland. Government authorities feared that the crowds would pose a safety hazard. On Sept. 17, 1965, four adventurous Englishmen arrive at a motor show in Germany after crossing the English Channel by Amphicar, the worlds only massproduced amphibious passenger car. On land, the cars used a four-speed-plus-reverse manual transmission. In the water, they used a transfer case that had two speeds: forward and backward. On Sept. 20, 1973, in a highly publicized Battle of the Sexes tennis match, top womens player Billie Jean King, 29, plays Bobby Riggs, 55, a former No. 1-ranked mens player. Riggs, a self-proclaimed male chauvinist, had boasted that women were inferior. King beat Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. It was American singer Josh Groban who made the following sage observation: Theres no half-singing in the shower, youre either a rock star or an opera diva. If youre considering having a child sometime in the near future, you might want to consider this: Its said that the cost of caring for a newborn during its first year of life is more than $6,000. In 1986, actor and director Clint Eastwood took on a new and unfamiliar role: political candidate. He ran for mayor of Carmel, Calif. He defeated the incumbent mayor in a landslide, and he kept the position for two years. His salary? A whopping $200 per week. Often these days youll see someone carrying a tiny dog around with them, but you might be surprised to learn that this is not an entirely new fashion. In ancient Rome and Greece it was not uncommon for a noble lady to carry her tiny Maltese dog around in the sleeve of her robe. In the early days of motion pictures, Will H. Hays became known as the Czar of Hollywood. He presided over the earliest incarnation of the MPAA, charged with ensuring the morality of movies. Some of the changes the so-called Hays Office insisted upon were removing the image of a cows udder from a Walt Disney cartoon; and removing any direct reference to adultery in the 1935 adaptation of the Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina -despite the fact that Annas affair is at the heart of the novel. Those who study such things say that a womans sense of smell tends to be better than that of a man. I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe DID YOU KNOW 1. MUSIC: Who composed the opera Swan Lake? 2. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the Latin phrase Ars gratia artis? 3. GEOGRAPHY: The island of Corsica belongs to what country? 4. MYTHOLOGY: What is the name for the three Greek goddesses of vengeance: Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone? 5. LITERATURE: Who wrote a semi-autobiographical travel book called Roughing It? 6. TELEVISION: What detective series featured the theme song Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow? 7. CHEMISTRY: What is the chemical symbol for bromine? 8. AD SLOGANS: What was billed as The Greatest Show on Earth? 9. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.? 10. MOVIES: Which Disney movie featured the hit song A Whole New World? TRIVIA TEST 1. Peter Tchaikovsky 2. Art for arts sake 3. France 4. The Furies 5. Mark Twain 6. Baretta 7. Br 8. Barnum & Bailey Circus 9. Elbert Hubbard 10. Aladdin. ANSWERS THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. How old was Pete Rose when he had his last 200-hit season? 2. Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs was the first shortstop to hit three home runs in a game. Who was the second? 3. In 2011, Patrick Peterson tied an NFL record with his fourth punt return for a TD in a season. Whose mark did he tie? 4. Name the only conference to have three No. 1 seeds in one year in the NCAA mens basketball tournament. 5. When was the last time before 2012 that the St. Louis Blues won an NHL playoff game? 6. Name the last country other than South Korea in the modern Olympic era to win a gold medal in the womens archery team competition. 7. How many times in his career did golfer Jack Nicklaus finish as the runner-up in a major?1. He was 38 in 1979, when he tallied 208 hits for Philadelphia. 2. Freddie Patek did it for the Angels in 1980. 3. Detroits Jack Christiansen (1951), Denvers Rick Upchurch (1976) and Chicagos Devin Hester (2007) all returned four punts for touchdowns. 4. The Big East, with Connecticut, Louisville and Pittsburgh as No. 1 seeds in 2009. 5. It was 2004. 6. South Korea has won every gold medal since team competition began in 1988. 7. Nineteen times. ANSWERS THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201226


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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201228 HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.org RS 10/28 NC TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNHOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472NS 8/17 CC 9/7 LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. RS 9/7 CC 11/23 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/30 NC TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RR 7/20 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 10/9 BM TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.com NS 8/24 CC 10/12 NS 9/7 BM TFN For Sale1536 Bunting Ln Sanibel Beautifully kept, furnished, 3 br home in quiet, private neighborhood. Split oor plan, large screened porch with tranquil wooded view. GREAT PRICE!!! $433,500 2294 Wulfert Rd Sanibel Spacious 3650ft home in the Sanctuary with great views and amenities. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP Robyn & Robb Moran(239) 728-1971John Gee & Company Realtors PRICE REDUCED SOLDCOMPANION 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.RS 10/3 BM TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 11/13 NC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN HOUSE CAREWhile you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/13 NC TFN WORK WANTEDLPN available for home care, nursing, appointments, medications, meal preparation. Live in possible. References available upon request. Call 207-350-9410NS 9/7 CC 9/21 ANNUAL RENTALQuaint 2/1 available in duplex on canal. Schooner on east end of island. W/D $1,400/month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920.RS 9/7 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF with Den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,700/month. Sorry, no pets. Call 239-728-1920.RS 9/7 CC TFN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTGrowing Sanibel Real Estate Company seeks a friendly, want to stay busy person that can help us make a difference. Saturday hours and occasionally needed during the week. Call Jay Richter 472-2411. NS 8/10 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN SUNGLASS RETAIL POSITIONWe are seeking a fun/personable/ professional sales associate and/or Asst. Manager in our Sanibel store. Please email resumes to Kenwyn@sanibelsunglasscompany.com RS 9/14 CC 9/14 LOVE TO BEAD?Salesperson needed Mondays 11-5 p.m. Basic jewelry-making experience a must. Apply in person. Please bring nished samples. Sanibel Bead Shop. 1101 Periwinkle Way. Open Mon-Sat. 11-5 pm. NS 9/14 CC TFN HOME HEALTH AIDESWFL home health aide serving Sanibel, errands, doctor appts, cooking, cleaning, pet care, companionship for you or loved ones. Email Leslie lifeisgood3303@gmail.comNS 9/14 PC 9/14 RS 8/31 NC 9/28 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED


29 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ANNUAL RENTAL RENTAL WANTED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY WANTED TO BUY FOR SALE FICTITIOUS NAMECASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 9/7 CC 9/28 CHARMING SANIBEL COTTAGEOn Conservation Property, Quiet Neighborhood. 1 Bd/1 B, Screened Porch, Sundeck, W/D, Covered Parking, $1,280/Month + Utilities, Includes Yard Maintenance; First, Last and Security. Call 917-669-3676. RS 9/14 CC 9/14 HUGE ESTATE JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 7/13 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL NEEDED ASAPStable Island Family (Mom and 2 girls) needs annual rental. 3bdrm/2bath. On Island for 20 years +, will care for home as if it is ours. References avail. 239-2229472, Islandbeachgurl9@gmail.com RS 9/7 CC 9/14 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 9/7 BM TFN GULF FRONT Gorgeous, professionally decorated 2 bedroom/2 bath + den, condo. Gulf Front plus pool, & tennis. Call on this rare condo. Offering. $4,000/mo. DUNES On a quiet road, offering 3 bedrooms/3 baths +den, plus garage and storage. Newer carpet & paint. UF $2,500/mo. LAKE FRONT This updated 2 bedroom/2.5 bath Townhouse is available furnished or UF. All appliances, gorgeous serene views, covered parking, walk to stores. Call to view this property. $1,500/mo. WALK TO BEACH This 2 bedroom/2 bath private home has lots of Island character. Wood oors, replace, Located on a large private lot. $1,500/mo.RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM TFN 15% FIXED RATE IRA 15% Fixed Annual Cap Rate Secured High IncomeLock in 15% Rate 3yr 7yr 10yr800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 9/14 CC 10/5 INCOME PRODUCING REAL ASSETS 100% Ownership 100% Tax deduction 16.5% Fixed Net Cap Rate Secured High Income800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 9/14 CC 10/5 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of Windjammer Restaurant, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 2430 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Fl 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 5th day of September 2012. Sanibel ST&GE, LLC Joseph L. Whitcraft, Mgr. Dir.NS 9/14 CC 9/14 LOAN NEEDEDLOAN NEEDED $100,000 10% interest 5 years Needed to payoff existing debt Are you tired of your money making little to no interest? This loan can make you money and help my family. Call Joe 609-618-2739 to hear the details of my situation.NS 9/14 CC 10/05 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION HUGE GARAGE SALELeather Sleeper Sofa, Granite Dining Table, Buffet, Dressers, Night stands, Bookshelves, Fans, Household Items, Books, CDs And Much More! 676 Emeril Ct., Sanibel 9/15-9/16 9-4.NS 9/14 CC 9/14 Pet Shelter In Crisis: County Offers Discounts To Alleviate Overcrowding Lee County Domestic Animal Services Shelter takes in more than 10,000 animals annually and consequently suffers from overcrowding even under the best of circumstances. More than the usual number of dogs entered the shelter over the Labor Day weekend, when outdoor activities resulted in more missing pets. In addition, the summer lag in adoptions is still in effect. A minimum of 30 dogs need to be placed to prevent the euthanasia of healthy adoptable pets due to owner irresponsibility in never reclaiming their owned animals, says Donna Ward, LCDAS director. Only 13 out of every 100 dogs and less than one of every 100 cats are ever reclaimed by their owners in our community. Shelter employees shouldnt have to euthanize animals due to irresponsible owners and animals shouldnt have to pay with their lives. LCDAS offers numerous programs such as Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR), which provides free sterilization for feral cats, and For Pits Sake, which provides free sterilization for pit bulls and pit bull mixes. The agencys Community Pet Pantry Program provides free spay/ neuter, food and supplies to keep pets of economically disadvantaged owners from being surrendered to overcrowded shelters. Microchip ID clinics are offered the first Friday of every other month to provide economical permanent identification so pets can be returned to their owners. To help alleviate the overcrowding and place the pets into permanent homes as quickly as possible, Animal Services is offering a Back To School adoption special during the entire month of September. Each adopter may draw a coupon worth $20 to $50 off the regular adoption fee for the pet they would like to adopt. With the adoption, they are eligible to win one of two backpacks filled with school supplies. The discount coupons will save adopters at least 20 percent and as much as 100 percent off the regular fees, plus cats and kittens are two for the price of one. Even though adoption fees will be reduced, all pets adopted still will receive sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, 10-day Health Guarantee, and a bag of Hills Science Diet dog or cat food. The adoption package is valued at over $500. Lost pets and pets available for adoption can be viewed online at www.LeeLostPets.com or visit the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can even submit your adoption application online before you come to the shelter. The shelters website updates hourly. Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO:IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED


Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 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 .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 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 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions 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 ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-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 ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201230 Hello, my name is Rocky and I am a 4-yearold neutered male brindle and white boxer/ pit bull mix. Do you need someone to brighten you day? Then adopt me! Im the happiest dog you will ever meet and it shows all over. I wiggle from head to toe whenever Im around people. Oh, and Im really kind of cute, too! During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $75. Hi, my name is Gail and I am a year-old spayed female gray domestic short hair. I came to the shelter with my three kittens and we have been living in a foster home until now. If you are looking for a quiet companion, I would be perfect for you. Im really quite docile and gentle and get along well with other cats. During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $50. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Gail ID# 543098 Rocky ID# 421213 photos by squaredogphoto.com




1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975NEW LISTING: GULF HARBOUROne of the very best locations in Mariposa with panoramic golf course and lake views and the community pool with picnic area and facilities conveniently located across the street. Easy access ground level with 3B/2BA, beautiful great room and adjacent oversized fully enclosed L shaped porch, laundry room, pantry and 2 car garage. This home comes with a sport membership offering all the incredible facilities that Gulf Harbour has to offer. Offered for $329,500 Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 or Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298.THE DUNES This well appointed home features bamboo flooring throughout, 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, large master bedroom suite offering privacy with large closets, vanities, large jacuzzi soaking tub and more thoughtful touches. There is a large den and two guest bedrooms. Open up the French doors to the screenedin porch and go for a swim. The enclosed garage is large enough to store several automobiles with lots of storage. This home is beautiful and built to code. Offered for $849,000 Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975.BEACH RD. VILLAThe name,Beach Road Villas says it all. Just a short walk or ride to the beach sands of the Gulf of Mexico. This East End complex consists of six town homes and their own private pool. The highlights of this home include recently remodeled kitchen and baths featuring stainless appliances, granite counter-tops, new cabinetry and more. Beautiful neutral tile throughout the living area including the lanai. Master suite upstairs includes a private bath, ample closets and a balcony overlooking the tranquil lake. Offered for $349,000. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272.BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN GULF RIDGEBeautifully vegetated lot very close to beach in prestigious Gulf Ridge. Last lot on right before Joewood, with adjacent community pool and tennis. Just steps from deeded beach access. Over one acre of land. Offered for $425,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298.MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Only the finest amenities used in this home with gourmet kitchen, wine room, Travertine flooring, granite, extensive molding work, oak flooring, private elevator, detailed beamed ceilings, fireplace, paver stones, outdoor kitchen with additional fireplace, pass thru pantry and many more extras. This home is truly exceptional and must be seen. Offered for $5,349,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826 -5807. UPPER CAPTIVAThis tropical gem features two lots. The Bay front lot features a brand new boat dock extending into the bay with deep water dockage (6-10) Great for the boating and fishing. The Gulf front lot offers incredible views of the Gulf on pristine white beaches. The exterior of the home is complete, the interior is not. A perfect opportunity to finish the home to your own tastes and specifications. Only 1/2 mile from South Seas plantation. The perfect retreat for anglers and beach enthusiasts. Offered for $895,000 Contact Tracy Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms. Listr 239/841-4540.BEACHWALK OF SANIBELPreconstruction opportunity in Beachwalk Lot A, an exciting new subdivision on east end just steps from the beach access. Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops, raised wood panel cabinets on the near beach lot. Act soon and pick your own interior and exterior appointments! Priced right at $699,900. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. ISLAND BEACH CLUB Quiet, well maintained, contemporary 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located on the desirable west end. Views of the Gulf from kitchen and living room. Updated and ready to be enjoyed. Offered fully furnished for $539,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr/ 994-7975. SUNDIAL K-203Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everything you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! Offered for $784,500 Contact Kelly Palmer Clark 239/634-7629.SUNDIAL SPECIAL SLEEK UPSCALE GATED COMMUNITY IN SOUTH FT. MYERS6801 Stony Run has it all and more. Peaceful serene oversize lake front lot with room to stretch out, relax and enjoy Florida at its best. Tennis, boating, shaded family outings and golf all within easy access. Enjoy your private pool/hot tub while you watch eagles fly overhead. This spacious one floor 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is professionally designed to flow from the family room, to the oversize eat in kitchen, formal dining room, office, den, king-size master bedroom and bath all surround by the sheltered screened enclosed pool and entertainment center. All this comfort and privacy, yet minutes from all Ft. Myers has to offer. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565/8805.LOGGERHEAD CAY #521 Look no further for the perfect vacation home or investment property! This ground level condo is located in the popular Loggerhead Cay complex and is only one unit back from the beach. Enjoy the sunsets and breathtaking views of the ocean. This 2/2 is tiled throughout and features updated bathrooms. Easy access to the pool and beach through the screened in lanai helps keep the sand and mess to a minimum! Offered $615,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540.15500 COOK ROAD, FT MYERS THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOWUP AND COMING NEIGHBORHOOD Rare opportunity to create a legacy property with 4.6 acres, riverfront into THE EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD Current 1920s 5 Bedroom Residence and Guest House has been completely renovated to modern times! Royal Palm Lined Entrance. Offered for $4,900,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 14, 201232