River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 37 SEPTEMBER 21, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Hensons Puppets Bring Wildlife Alive During Ding Darling Daysby Jeff LysiakBlending her passion for protecting Floridas wildlife with a lifetime dedicated to mastering the timeless craft of imaginative puppeteering, Heather Henson and IBEX Puppetry will bring their show-stopping performances to the upcoming Ding Darling Days, to be held October 14 to 20 at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The daughter of Emmy Award-winning television producer and creator of the everpopular Muppets, the late Jim Henson, Heather Henson and the Orlando-based puppet troupe she founded in 2000 incorporate life-sized animal puppets, kites, flags, drums and music into their performances. We invite people to come and share space with us, the same way we all share our environment with the animals living around us, said Henson, whose Endangered Species & Wildlife Parade features the Florida panther, whooping crane and manatees. Its a very participatory experience that the entire family can enjoy. Henson and her group of talented puppeteers will make their Southwest Florida debut on Family Fun Day, scheduled for Sunday, October 14. Their energetic and inspiring Endangered Species & Wildlife Parade will be presented hourly starting at 10:30 a.m. In between performances, the IBEX troupe will set up its Endangered Species Garden. There, families can make their own puppets and join in the parades, play the troupes musical instruments and admire the puppet critters at rest. It was Heathers mission to tour this around Floridas parks, refuges and wildlife conservation areas because of her avid interest in wetlands and whooping crane migrations and protection, said Frank Ramirez, IBEX Puppetry company manager. We do it because we love educating and love people seeing the puppets.continued on page 16 Heather Henson and her troupe of performers from IBEX Puppetry will appear on October 14 and 15 during Ding Darling Days at the wildlife refuge on Sanibel Alliance Fundraiser Saturday NightGet up close and personal with the power of artistic expression during the Alliance for the Arts fundraiser Urban Decaydence Void to Vision: A Night of Revelry Celebrating the Power of Art this 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, continued on page 5 Dueling Geniuses At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauSteve Martin is famous for saying he is a wild and crazy guy, so it comes as no surprise that his play Picasso At The Lapin Agile is a wild and crazy comedy. Its playing now at Laboratory Theater of Florida and is a skillful story about an imagined meeting between 25-year-old Albert Einstein and a young Pablo Picasso in 1904 at the Lapin Agile, a famous cabaret in the Montmartre district of Paris. It was a favorite spot for struggling artists and writers. Picassos 1905 oil painting, At The Lapin Agile, helped to make the place world famous. Lab Theaters set depicts the famous watering hole at the turn of the 20th century, complete with numerous works of art and a fully stocked bar. In addition, the audience seating is an extension of the cabaret, allowing everyone to experience the Bohemian atmosphere.continued on page 5 From left, Dave Yudowitz, Robert Feigenblatt, Robin Murray, Rob Green, Wil Harbison, Aaron Jackson, Lucy Harris, Joel Hawkins and Shannon Riley


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: The Graystone Hotelby Gerri ReavesThe Graystone Hotel was one of the longer-lived hotels in Fort Myers history. Rising in the building boom of the 19-teens, it was one of many structures built by Peter Tonnelier, who created Patio de Leon, one of the best ideas any downtown developer ever had. An investor and builder, he greatly influenced the rapid development of Fort Myers during that decade and into the 1920s. Tonnelier built four hotels and other commercial structures, invested heavily in the area, and gave the land to extend Main Street from Hendry to Jackson. He built the Graystone about 1916 on the site of the Michigan Hotel, which had been destroyed by fire in 1914. The building still stands at the Hendry Street entrance to Patio de Leon (originally called Tonnelier Court). The hotel was located in the second and third floors, and the main entrance faced Hendry Street. As seen in the circa-1920 photo, the prime corner storefront is occupied by Riverside Realty Corporation, which remained there for most of the boom years. Other tenants of that era included the Crescent Beach Road and Bridge Company. (Fort Myers Beach was formerly called Crescent Beach.) One door down on Hendry Street, near the hotel stairway entrance, is a barber shop. In fact, for most of the hotels five-plus decades, a barber shop occupied that spot. Although a mainstay of downtown, the hotel never was one of the towns most luxurious hotels. A 1930s no-frills advertisement emphasized the basics: Hot and cold water in every room, open the year round. Nevertheless, the Graystone survived into the age of the oil embargos and the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s, giving it an even longer run than the resplendent Royal Palm Hotel, which opened in 1898 and lasted a mere half century. After the Graystone closed, the street-level spaces were vacant for several years, and then law offices and other businesses moved in. Today, that corner looks very similar to how it did all those decades ago, as the building undergoes renovation. Walk down to the Hendry Street entrance to Patio de Leon and appreciate the historic Graystone. Then travel a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn continued on page 6 The historic structure at the Hendry Street entrance to Patio de Leon is being renovated with attention to details photo by Gerri Reaves The Graystone Hotel occupied the upper floors of this circa 1916 building photo by Gerri Reaves Circa 1920, the Riverside Realty Corporation occupied the street-level corner of the Graystone building. Notice the hotel sign hanging on the far right at a patio entrance and the barber shop on the left. courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society 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 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 20122


3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Edible Fall Garden Talk At Edison FordJoin Edison & Ford Winter Estates horticulturalists Debbie Hughes and Todd Roy for a second Garden Talk workshop this month, entitled Edible Fall Gardens, on Saturday, September 22 at 9 a.m. to learn how to start a fall garden for winter harvest. Nearly 100 years ago, the Edison family grew fruits and vegetables on their winter estate, and today the site has a year round organic vegetable garden, dozens of fruit trees and raised vegetable bed gardens as well as an Emerging Inventors Garden tended by children ages 1 to 3 years old. Participants will learn which vegetables thrive and how to start and maintain their own garden at home. Edison Ford members are admitted free; non-members are $5. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. The workshop includes tour of the Edison Ford demonstration garden. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Edison Ford horticulturists work in the gardens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and will be leading a second workshop on Ed ible Fall Gardens on September 22Art Expressions Of Latin America Exhibit To OpenFor the fourth year, the Southwest Florida Museum of History will host an art exhibit illustrating history, influence and culture from Latin America. On Friday, October 5, the museum is pleased to welcome back the popular and vibrant Art Expressions of Latin America exhibit. This year, the theme of the exhibit is Art Expressions of Latin America: 500 Years of History & Heritage. Opening during the nationally celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, this particular theme is especially poignant as Florida prepares to celebrate the quincentennial anniversary of our state. Artists will display a variety of mediums including watercolors, sculpture and mixed media and represent countries such as Argentina, Cuba, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The exhibit will run from October 5 through Saturday, January 5 at the Southwest Florida Museum of History, located at 2031 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. Call 321-7430, visit www.museumofhistory.org and like us on Facebook at swflmuseumofhistory. Public Art Tour Prior To Art WalkJoin True Tours for a 75-minute Public Art Tour that shines a spotlight on the artists and speaks about the inspiration behind our public art in historic Fort Myers. This tour will be available one hour prior to Art Walk on the first Friday of every month. The tour is also available on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. For details and additional information, call True Tours at 945-0405. Reservations are required. Call To Artists For State Of Mind: Politics 2012The Alliance for the Arts is calling for entries for its upcoming juried exhibition State of Mind: Politics 2012, which runs October 5 through November 7. This show offers artists a chance to display their politically and socially conscious work during this contentious election season. Open to all artists, the exhibit offers the chance to visually express their political views, or advocate for the issue or issues they believe are most important. Entries will be judged on the quality of work and relevance to theme, not by political perspective. Only original work will be accepted. Categories are sculpture, painting, photography, prints, drawings and digital. Entries that have previously been shown at the Alliance will not be accepted. Artwork should be hand delivered to the Alliance for the Arts on October 1 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Artists will be notified on Wednesday, October 3 whether their piece has been juried into the show. Prizes will be awarded, including $100 for Best in Show. Pat Collins is the juror for this exhibit. Before moving to Florida, she was immersed in New York Citys art scene, where her exhibits in neighborhood galleries often spotlighted political and social issues. As a Fort Myers artist, she has continuously been involved in the local art scene, and as a member of the Exhibition Committee helped initiate the Alliance for the Arts first political issues shows with Too Hot To Handle in 2008. Her work has been shown in two exhibits at the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, and was selected for one-person shows at the Collier County Museum of the Everglades and Howl Gallery in downtown Fort Myers. The artist prospectus is available at the Alliance for the Arts, located on the corner of Colonial and McGregor, online at www.ArtInLee.org or can be requested by mail by calling 939-2787. The exhibit opens on Friday, October 5 with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Photography by Sandi Orgovan will be on display in the Members Gallery. There will be a Gallery Walk & Talk on Saturday, October 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Alliances next juried exhibit, The Art of the Book, opens in February and is presented in partnership with The Southwest Florida Reading Festival. 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. 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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 20124 The Pops @ Sunset concert will take place on the Lee Campus grounds of Edison State College on Saturday, October 27 as the college celebrates 50 years in Southwest Florida. Special guest entertainers will be American English, The Complete Beatles Tribute Band and the Edison Pops Orchestra. Described as one of the most authentic tribute bands in the country, American English performs songs that span the entire career of The Beatles from 196370. The band replicates every musical detail including costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects. American English magically creates The Complete Beatles Tribute. The Edison Pops @ Sunset Concert has grown tremendously over the past 10 years. Attendance has increased and so has the money collected to support scholarships and programs for Lee County students. In honor of the colleges 50th anniversary, college officials plan to create a memorable evening for alumni, returning guests and the Southwest Florida community. They will also welcome Dr. Jeff Allbritten, the new president. Tickets sales continue until the day of the performance at $20 for advance tickets, $25 at the gate on the day of the performance, $40 for reserved seating and $400 for a party table of 10. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at www.edisonpops.com or at one of the following ticket outlets: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Box Office, The University Grill restaurant or the Edison State College Foundation office. For more information, visit the website or call Reba Singleton at 489-9286. American English, a Beatles tribute bandGeorge Tice, a Desert Storm war veteran, is on a mission to raise awareness and funds for veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and suicide among our military. On Saturday, October 27 at 9 a.m., Tice and fellow veteran and friend, Ray Johnson, have committed to riding their bikes more than 480 miles to the state capital in Tallahassee. They will begin their weeklong journey at the American Legion Post 38 in Downtown Fort Myers at 9 a.m. A public press conference and short ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. prior to the ride. Tice and Johnson hope to encourage more aid for soldiers who suffer from PTSD. Currently, there are minimal resources and volunteers available to help those suffering from this widespread illness. The two veterans plan to meet with active duty family members, veterans and the public along their way to Tallahassee. According to event organizers, one out of every eight soldiers who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan show signs of having PTSD, and every 24 hours or less, a military person will take his or her own life. It is vital for veterans in crisis who call the suicide crisis line to get the help they need and not be left on hold. Tice and Johnson would like to see some changes when military veterans call the crisis line. They would like to see boots on the ground and a response team that will meet with the distressed veteran face to face within a three-hour time frame. Its a lot easier for a veteran to talk about their problems with someone face to face, said Tice, who has dealt with PTSD for almost 20 years. I know what veterans go through. People dont realize the affects war can have on a persons mind and the permanent damage that soldiers may suffer. Most nights they lay awake, unable to sleep, and it rips them away from their families, friends and life, distorting their view of reality at times. Tice and Johnson are looking for sponsors to help fund their ride to Tallahassee, Vets 4 PTSD, and donating all remaining proceeds to charities including American Red Cross Veterans Outreach Program and Southeastern Guide Dogs that provide service dogs for veterans with PTSD. To make a donation, email info@vetsrideforptsd.us, call 738-0601 or visit any Fifth Third Bank and mention you would like to make a donation to Vets Ride 4 PTSD. For more information, visit www. vetsride4ptsd.us. Fall Festival On October 26 North Park Community Center is hosting the 12th Annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a free event open to the entire Southwest Florida community. Children in costume (up to 200) will receive a free bag of safe candy following the costume contest. Enjoy music, a costume contest, haunted hay ride, inflatable slides, bounce house, balloon animals, giveaways, raffles, attractions and more. The Pop Warner football concession stand will be open to purchase food and drinks (non-alcoholic). All local area businesses are invited to set up a 10x10 tent with chairs and table, decorate it with a fall festival theme and advertise your business for free. Organizers are asking businesses to have small giveaways to attract fair-goers to their tents, such as candy, key chains, coupons, etc. Please, no selling of merchandise at the Fall Festival. The Fall Festival has drawn more than 1,500 people in the past; attendance has steadily increased in the past 10 years. Organizers are also looking for volunteers and donations to help with this event. Call Jenniffer or James at 652-4512 for more information. Edison Pops @ Sunset Will Feature The Sounds Of The Beatles Local War Veteran Announces Vets Ride 4 PTSD On October 27 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


5 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Fort Myers Public Art: CultureNOW Is New-Era Arts Toolby Tom HallThe best way to experience public art is up close and personal. Unfortunately, unless you have a guide at hand, you may not know the works title, artist or history. But if you have a smart phone, that will soon be a thing of the past. On September 12, Fort Myers took a huge step in digitizing its public art collection by placing technical data, descriptions and a battery of photographs on an online public art registry by the name of cultureNOW. The site grew out of an effort by New York City architects and designers to map and preserve lower Manhattans artistic and cultural landmarks in the aftermath of 9/11. The initiative has gone viral since then. Today, cultureNOWs museum without walls encompasses more than 8,000 public artworks and historic buildings, 12,000 images and 350 podcasts recorded by artists, architects, curators and historians. Anyone with a PC or laptop can view this information from anywhere across the globe. But by virtue of the recent addition of a smart phone app, people can now access pertinent information while standing in front of a public artwork or historic building. A registry like cultureNOW is ideally suited to the River District, which has a heavily-concentrated mix of artworks and historic buildings within walking distance of each other. Not only does registering them on cultureNOW potentially introduce them to a younger, more techsavvy demographic, it enables the Visitor and Convention Bureau, Chambers of Commerce and every arts and cultural organization in Lee County to promote Fort Myers public artworks and historical landmarks to out-of-towners, tourists and conventioneers in their effort to market the exhibits, festivals and events they organize and promote. Experts have long recognized the role that public art plays in attracting and increasing tourism. Even without playing that trump card in 2011 however, more than 520,000 people came to Lee County to take part in arts and cultural events, spending on average $45.65 per person, or a whopping $23 million in the aggregate. Inclusion of the River Districts public artworks now gives these agencies and organizations a new, modern-era tool for creating context and luring even more art lovers and enthusiasts to local arts and cultural events. The effort has only just started. So far, just 10 of Fort Myers public artworks, supported by 64 photographs, have been registered on cultureNOW. But within the next few weeks, theyll be joined by 20 others and beyond that, by podcasts and even music videos. Thanks to a grant from the City of Fort Myers, its public art collection has just joined the digital age. See for yourself. Visit www.cultureNOW.org and enter fort myers, fl in the search bar. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Caloosahatchee Manuscripts by sculptor Jim Sanborn is in front the Sidney Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers River District From page 1Picasso At The Lapin AgileEinstein (Rob Green) is working on his theory of relativity. His book, The Special Theory of Relativity, was published one year later. Its three years before Picasso painted his famous Les Demoiselles dAvignon. Youll get a futuristic look at it in the play. The two men find they have much in common. Both have ground-breaking ideas that nobody takes seriously yet, which provide a framework for hilarity. Aaron Jackson plays the tortured artist Picasso. The play is highly entertaining and the actors totally embody their multifaceted characters. Gaston is played hilariously by Robert Feigenblatt. Joel Hawkins is Freddy the bartender, and his girlfriend Germaine is played by Lucy Harris. The audience is treated to a whirlwind of drama between the characters, including several arguments between Einstein, Picasso and other eccentric bar patrons about the meaning of art and science. The actors break character occasionally, such as when one of Picassos lovers asks him when hell be stopping by later and he replies when the play is over. The lover, Suzanne, is played by Shannon Riley. Then theres Dave Yudowitz as Sagot, an art dealer who knows how to buy low and sell high. Wil Harbison plays Charles Dabernow Schmendiman, a young man who plans to change the future, but might first have to change his name. His brief appearance brought down the house. Theres also a time-traveler played by Scotty Brooker, a not-so-mysterious singer from Memphis. All in all the play is a comedic salute to the 20th century and its a whole lot of fun. It is directed by Lois C. Kuehne, who has her cast making all the right moves. There have been some nice changes at Lab Theater. The entrance was is much more inviting and there are new chandeliers and luxurious drapes that greatly enhance the surroundings. Treat yourself to a great experience. Picasso At The Lapin Agile plays Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through September 29. Lab Theater is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in the downtown Fort Myers River District. For tickets, visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida. com or call 218-0481. From page 1Alliance Fundraiserand packages such as a complete party for 10 at your home featuring fine food, fine wine and live entertainment. Unit A Contemporary Art Space will donate 10 percent of the proceeds of the evenings sales to the Alliance for the Arts. 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.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 20126 Hortoons From page 2Graystone Hotelabout the building boom that Tonnelier helped spark when he arrived in Fort Myers a century ago. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society to learn more about the history of the court in the heart of downtown. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Yarbrough Linear Park Is Closed TemporarilyA segment of Lee Countys premier linear park for cyclists, joggers, in-line skaters and dog walkers is temporarily closed for expansion of an environmentally enhancing filter marsh. Lee Countys Natural Resources Department will be expanding the filter marsh in John Yarbrough Linear Park between Daniels Parkway and Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway to improve water quality. The construction has closed this portion of the greenway. The project is expected to be completed in June 2013. The filter marsh helps cleanse urban runoff before it enters the Ten Mile Canal, which flows into Estero Bay. The park formerly was called Ten Mile Linear Park but in 2009 was renamed in honor of longtime retiring Lee Parks & Recreation Director John Yarbrough, who had been with Lee County for 29 years, nearly 20 of which he headed the department. The park has paths for skating, bicycling, running, dog-walking and picnicking that parallels Fort Myers Ten Mile Canal near Metro Avenue. The completed portions of the park now comprise about six miles. The park is considered a recreational gem in a fast-growing urban area that serves various types of park users. Portions not involved in the filter marsh project will remain open. Park hours are sunrise to sunset daily. For more information, visit www.leeparks.org or call 533-7275. A limited number of spots remain for two free Ding Darling Days Bunche Beach Birding Tram tours. Reservations and a refundable deposit are required. Call 472-8900 as soon as possible, because space fills up quickly. Times and dates for the two trips coordinate with low tides. Both tours will be by tram departing from the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The first leaves from the refuge flagpole at the Education Center on Monday, October 15 at 8 a.m. and returns around 11 a.m. Another on Friday, October 19 departs at 11:30 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Transportation is compliments of Tarpon Bay Explorers. Knowledgeable birding experts lead the tour and provide spotting scopes to use.For more information on other birding tours and eco-events during the 23rd Annual Ding Darling Days, held October 14 to 20, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge sponsors Ding Darling Days along with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Tarpon Bay Explorers and support from local businesses and individuals. Ding Darling Days 2012 sponsors include: Roseate Spoonbill Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill 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 Condos, Sanibel-Captiva 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 As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Birders spy on the abundant bird life at Bunche Beach during Ding Darling DaysLimited Spaces Available For Ding Days Bunche Beach Tours To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Womens Legacy Fund Fall LuncheonThe Womens Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will hold its annual fall luncheon on Friday, October 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Colonial Country Club for contributors to the fund and women who are interested in making a difference in their community. The luncheons keynote speaker will be Habitat For Humanitys President and CEO Kitty Green. She will be discussing Habitats Women Build project. Women Build encourages women to make a difference by building or rehabbing homes and helping Habitat with its homebuilding mission. Habitats local efforts are part of an international movement in which more than 1,900 homes have been built or rehabbed by women crews in the United States, dozens more in countries around the world. The program began with a group of women in Charlotte, North Carolina and gained momentum with the support of women leaders from the grassroots level up to The White House. The non-profit organization helps hard working families earn their own homes through sweat equity and affordable monthly mortgage payments due to Habitats no-profit, no-interest model. The luncheon will also include an update on the WLFs funding for children experiencing homelessness in our community. This issue was selected by the funds contributors to be the area of focus for the year. In just five years of existence, the WLF has been able to provide nearly $60,000 in grants to benefit people and communities in Southwest Florida. Additionally, the fund has more than $219,000 in endowed funds that will help fund local issues now and in the future. The WLF is a fund of the SWFLCF, created to inspire, educate and empower women in Southwest Florida and to provide them the opportunity direct their giving in focused, strategic ways. The WLFs mission is to engage women in effecting change in our community through collective philanthropy. The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $63 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $52 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. The event is open to the public. Colonial Country Club is located at 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. The cost is $35 per person, and reservations are required by Friday, October 12. To register, visit the Community Foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com or call 274-5900. Local Small Lodgings Qualify For Prestigious DesignationRepresentatives of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association (SSL) recently announced 21 Lee County hoteliers have successfully qualified for the distinguished SSL designation. The SSL certification is a statewide hospitality recognition program. In addition, 14 of the 21 total SSL properties inspected by the Property Review Program (PRP) qualified to receive the coveted Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award for best practices in housekeeping. Properties must receive a score of 100 percent for all components of the housekeeping inspection to be eligible to receive the White Glove Award. Lee County properties recognized by the SSL hospitality recognition program include: Sanibel and Captiva islands Anchor Inn & Cottages White Glove Award Blue Dolphin White Glove Award Gulf Breeze Cottages White Glove Award Mitchells Sand Castles White Glove Award The Palm View White Glove Award Sandpiper Inn Shalimar Resort White Glove Award Signal Inn Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages Waterside Inn on the Beach White Glove Award Bokeelia, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Matlacha and St. James City Bokeelia Tarpon Inn White Glove Award Bridgewater Inn Casa Loma Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites White Glove Award Tarpon Lodge White Glove Award Two Fish Inn White Glove Award Fort Myers Beach Beach Shell Inn White Glove Award Harbour House at the Inn White Glove Award Manatee Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast Matanzas Inn Silver Sands Villas White Glove Award Eligibility for participation in the Lee County SSL program is restricted to accommodations with 50 rooms/units or less. The SSL inspection program and designation is designed to provide travelers with an easily identifiable symbol to demonstrate that the accommodation is a clean, safe and well managed small lodging establishment, offering friendly ambiance and personal service. All property review inspections are conducted unannounced and can be repeated periodically and randomly to ensure that SSL program standards are being maintained. The passing grade for participation in the program is 82 percent and is based on a comprehensive review process of six different property attributes: registration/operations/public places, guests accommodations, bathrooms, bathroom supplies, kitchens, and property exterior. These six categories are further delineated with numerical scoring to create the 343 total point inspection system. For more information on the program, contact Nancy MacPhee, program manager, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau at 338-3500. 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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 20128 Along The RiverThis Friday and Saturday, and again Thursday, September 27 to Sunday 29 at 8 p.m., The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents its production of Steve Martins Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Aaron Jackson and Rob Green head a cast directed by Lois Kuehne, director of last seasons smash hit In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play. The long running off-Broadway absurd comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, Hollywood actor and screenwriter Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the centurys achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picassos agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picassos date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic darkhaired singer, time warped and from a later era. The theater offers senior discount tickets this season for $18.50 on Thursdays. Regularly priced tickets are $20 and students with a valid ID pay $12. The Laboratory Theater of Florida is located on the corner of Second Street and Woodford in the Fort Myers River District. Call 218-0481 or go to www. laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Every Saturday morning, The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket offers an exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. There is live entertainment by local musicians, activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Eating locally grown and produced foods is good for the area economy and great for your health. Vendors at the GreenMarket offer chemical-free and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Alliance of the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. It is open year round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 9392787 or go to ww.artinlee.org. On Saturday, September 22, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In in the historic River District. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern and unique cars from 5 to 8 p.m. along with a DJ spinning classic rock with trivia. All cars are welcome to the free event. For more information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS (732-3836). The Indian Princess of Fort Myers is now scheduling cruises for condominium associations, social clubs and other organizations. The events coordinators are busy planning upcoming weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays and even a retirement party. October 8 is already booked for the residents of an established, local gated golfing community, which has also reserved the paddle boat on March 7 for a end-of-season spectacular. Be sure to book early as The Indian Princess is already taking reservations for Christmas parties. The Indian Princess also organizes celebrations open to the public for events such as the New Years Eve fireworks tours, Mardi Gras and other holidays. The Indian Princess is an authentic replica of American steamships, a sternwheeler capable of five to six knots, with a flat bottom and driving split rear paddles. Many modern paddle wheelers are driven by hidden underwater screws and the paddles simply spin idly in the flowing water. But The Indian Princess is truly paddle-driven, though for reasons of efficiency, weight, and pollution the wood burning boilers of yore have been replaced by clean-burning diesel engines. The Indian Princess of Fort Myers departs from 2080 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, before the sky bridge. For reservations and a calendar of events, call 765-8919 or go to www.indianprincessfortmyers.com. 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9 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Part 1 of 2Confederate Cemetery Restorationsubmitted by Thomas M. Fyock, Adjutant Major, William M. Footman Camp #1950On Saturday, September 8, in conjunction with the sesquicentennial of the War Between the States, a project was begun at the Fort Myers Cemetery. Members of the Major William M. Footman Camp #1950 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Members of the Fort Myers Chapter #2614 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy began to locate and mark the graves of Confederate veterans buried there. The team of volunteers spent the day walking the grounds and managed to locate in excess of 40 graves of Confederate veterans, marking each one with a first National Flag of the Confederate States of America. Others that were not listed on the cemetery register will be researched to determine if they also may be veterans. Also located were four of 8 listed Union Veterans graves will also be marked with U.S. flags. Thirteen of the Confederate graves were already marked by the Southern Cross of honor or Iron Cross. These Iron Crosses were placed by the UDC in the 1920s and 1930s. Another aspect of the project was to restore the crosses to their original condition. All 13 Iron Crosses were cleaned and received a coat of primer and await the next work day to receive a new coat of paint. The project is ongoing, as the names and locations of the graves will be added to the plat map of the cemetery so they will remain a part of our local history for a long time to come, and the veterans can be honored for their service to their Southern homeland. Members of the Major William M. Footman Camp #1950 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans along with members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Marker and flag of George M. Coopers grave Authors Evening Fall ScheduleThe Southwest Florida Museum of History hosts a series of seasonal, community-based events that are open to the public and help raise funds for the Museums Foundation supporting exhibits and educational programming. Authors Evenings are held at the museum, typically on the second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Authors Evenings include the featured author presentation, a meet-and-greet, book signing, a chance to take in the museums exhibits, and free parking, all for just $15, tax-deductible. Make a night of it and enjoy dinner before or after the Authors Evening at The Oasis Restaurant, right across the street from the Museum. Call The Oasis at 334-1566 for reservations and menu information. Local historian and writer Kim Cool opens the season on Wednesday, September 26, getting people into the Halloween spirit with her new release, Ghost Stories of Fort Myers, Pine Island, Captiva & Sanibel. This book is the seventh in her series about Florida and has just garnered two awards from the Florida Publishers Association for books published in 2011. Cool will share her ghostbusting efforts and hair-raising research throughout Southwest Florida as she discusses Floridas spirited past and present, including claims of a female spirit at the Ford House, a headless princess at Fort Myers Beach, stage frights at Arcade Theatre and haunting of other downtown Fort Myers locations. Pine Island maritime author Robert Macomber returns for his fourth season on Wednesday, October 24 to share more swashbuckling stories and fascinating tales of travels in his Honor series. Debuting his much-anticipated 10th novel, Honorable Lies, at the Museum, Macomber provides audiences with a window into his meticulous research and adventures in Cuba with a gripping plot that centers around freemasonry in that country and the fight for liberty. Contemporary, literary fiction comes to the Museum thanks to author, Joseph Rakowski, on Wednesday, November 14. He introduces his edgy first novel, The Delivery Cut, a tale of underworld drugs and crime delivered through the youthful, clean-cut, if misguided, James Young, who is soon hobnobbing with the whos who of upper class society demanding personal service. Authors Evening events have limited seating, so reservations are required by calling 321-7430. Tickets are $15 and proceeds go to the foundation to support the Museum of Historys educational programs and exhibits. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 201210 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 11


11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 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. ANNE AMATO CIMATO KEARNSAnne Amato Cimato Kearns, 83, of Fort Myers, passed away at her home on September 14, 2012 after suffering a stroke. Anne was born on January 5, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York to her parents Anna (Kehl) and Ferdinand Amato, Sr. She lived her early life in Long Island and later met Ralph Cimato, Sr. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1950, they married and eventually moved to Sanibel Island, and lived on Woodring Point. Ralph Sr. passed away in 1971 and 10 years later, Anne remarried the late Richard Kearns and began the family business Ace Hardware (1987) in the Forever Green Shopping Center on Sanibel. Anne is notorious for family gatherings and scrapbooking of events through the years of family and friends. Anne also was most proud of coordinating the Bicentennial Sanibel Parade in 1976. Anne is survived by her brother Ferdinand Amato II; her children Joseph Cimato, Anna Cimato, John Cimato (Kathryn) and Ralph Cimato; stepdaughter Laurel Kearns (Bob McCoy); her grandchildren Stephanie, Suzie, Vincent, Chrissy, Katie, Jessica, Ally, Cassy, Alana, Taylor and Nicholas; stepgrandchildren Claire and Christopher; her great-grandchildren, Hailey, Emma, Mason, Ainsley, Marla, Addison, Gabriel, Deacon, Colton, Johnny and Jayden. Her younger brother Andrew Amato, first husband Ralph Cimato, second husband Richard Kearns and granddaughter Jennifer Stovall predecease her in death. A celebration of life was held on September 19 at the Church of The Resurrection of Our Lord in Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Annes honor may be made to FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel, 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B, Sanibel, FL 33957. JEAN PETERS ASHTONJean Peters Ashton, 88, of Fort Myers, passed away on September 9, 2012. She was born on August 10, 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut. She moved to Lee County in 2010 from Woodbury, Connecticut. She was preceded in death by her husband who she was married 64 years, Thomas V.W. Ashton, who passed two years ago, and her daughter, Mary Ashton-Taylor. She was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. Jean graduated in 1946 from William & Mary, earning a bachelors degree in psychology. She was a gifted painter, artist and piano player. She was strong-willed and had a zest for life. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sarah Ashton, and her husband, Jim Metzler, of Sanibel; cousin, Margaret Pontious, and her husband, Jim, of Lakewood Ranch; and her beloved cat, Sylvester. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, September 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. Memorial contributions may be made to Cypress Cove Resident Benevolent Care Fund, 10200 Cypress Cove Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Condolences may be made to www.fortmyersmemorial. com. OBITUARY OBITUARY Businesses Take Part In Hunger Action MonthTwo local businesses are participating in Septembers Hunger Action Month, with proceeds going to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. They are Ruby Tuesday and the Paul Mitchell Green Team. Ruby Tuesday, 9001 Park Royal Drive in Fort Myers, is proud to be part of the community and believes in giving back and invites everyone to participate in their Community Give Back program. You can enjoy a meal and Ruby Tuesday will give back 20 percent of purchases on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 15 to 17, to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For directions to the restaurant or a peek at the menu, to make a reservation or for additional information, call 267-8988 or go to www.rubytuesday. com. Coupons and other discounts cannot be used for this special promotion. Download their flyer from the from www. harrychapinfoodbank.org Facebook, or take this article with you to the Ruby Tuesday restaurant.The Paul Mitchell Green Team, 9941 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers, is holding a free Recycling & Hair Fashion Event on Saturday, September 15 at 6 p.m. They will use recycled objects for designing hair and wardrobes. They will have models, refreshments and ideas. Their theme is Its Hip to Be Green. Call 332-2011 for additional information. Also, donations will be accepted for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Service 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. Blessing Of The Pets October 20Covenant Presbyterian Church will be hosting a community-wide Blessing of the Pets on Saturday, October 20 beginning at 10 a.m. at the rear entrance of the church, 2439 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. All types of pets and pet owners are welcome to attend. All pets must be on a leash, in a crate or carrier, or under complete control of the pet owner. Pet owners are welcome to bring a photo of their pets that are unable to attend. The event is free, however, pet owners are encouraged to bring donations of pet food, which will be given to local animal shelters. For more information, contact Jim Kaserman at 939-4845. Share your community news with us. 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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 201212 Redfish Tactics For Fall Seasonby Capt. Matt MitchellOn the water this week, you could really feel the first signs of fall in the air. Northeast winds and slightly cooler morning lows, along with lower humidity, are a very welcome change after more than three months of our sometimes oppressive south Florida summer heat. My week was spent closer to home than usual, generally fishing within a few miles of my home port of St. James City, catching redfish. Even with the water at the southern end of the sound still brown and nasty looking, these redfish dont seem to mind it at all. Redfish action was very consistent, with lots of upper slot sized fish caught just about anywhere from the mouth of the river up to the McKeever Keys area. Redfish in different locations often respond better to one particular kind of bait and presentation more than another. My daily go-to redfish baits will include cut mullet or ladyfish, live pinfish and frozen jumbo shrimp. The different rigs I use for redfish include a simple free-line set up for cut baits and pinfish, a float rig for pinfish and jumbo shrimp, and a 1/4 ounce jig head rig for fishing deeper water and faster moving tide areas, with either a shrimp or pinfish. The phase of the tide is the main factor when deciding what type of area to fish for redfish. During lower tide periods of one foot or less, I like to target docks, deeper channels and the edges of sandbars and grassflats within close proximity to mangrove shorelines that hold redfish during the higher tide periods. During middle tide periods of one to two feet, I prefer to target open water shallow flats and deeper mangrove shorelines. Then on higher tides of roughly two feet or better, I target mangrove islands, shorelines and oyster bars that are too shallow to access on low tide periods. During the middle of the tide this week, I concentrated my efforts in the mouth of the river. This area had good redfish action for me all week, with the flats around Merwin Key, Starvation Key, Big Island and Fishermans Key all holding good numbers of quality redfish. Most of this area is very shallow and can only be entered during the middle to higher periods of the tide. Its loaded with oyster bars that are hard to see in the dirty water, so proceed with caution. The mouth of the river area described above is a huge area of water. The key to finding redfish over here is to locate big mullet schools on the shallow flats. Once you locate the mullet, drop the power pole or anchor and set up. Most of this water is in the twoto three-foot depth range and is grass bottom. Nothing works better for me here than fresh cut-bait chunks. I use ladyfish and mullet chunks rigged free-line. Once set up, simply throw out a good spread of chunks close to the mullet schools, place the rods in the rod holders and wait for the bite. If you dont get a redfish within 10 minutes, move and set up again. Generally, the higher the concentration of mullet, the more redfish will be there. When redfish fishing on the higher stages of the tide this week, roughly two feet or higher, I spent most of my time fishing little mangrove keys around St. James City. My preferred rig for this is a live pinfish or jumbo shrimp rigged on a popping cork. Toss the float up close to the trees and let the bait drift. The float stops the pinfish from burrowing down in the grass and is a good way to keep the bait tight to the shorelines. The mangrove shoreline that runs the whole back side of Sanibel from Tarpon Bay to Wulfert Keys during periods of northeast wind and high water was hard to beat this week. These next few months offer some of the best redfish action of the year. Redfish will be caught just about anywhere from the passes and all through the sound. Putting in a little time and learning where to target these redfish on what tide phase will definitely increase your catch. 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. Randy Post with a nice snook caught while cut-bait fishing for redfish with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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13 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Florida Mud Turtleby Patricia MolloyA tiny Florida mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum steindachneri) was admitted to CROW on a Saturday. They can be found throughout the state near shallow bodies of water. An adult will grow to approximately five inches tall, and possess oval shells that are dark and unmarked. As they are sometimes seen feeding on manure, they have earned the distasteful nickname of Cow Dung Cooter. It was alert with no visible injuries. Dr. Aundria performed a complete blood count (CBC) which was within normal limits, however, the patient was very depressed. It was treated for parasites and dewormed, but remained lethargic. The turtle refused to eat regularly on its own so the staff was forced to Gavage (guh-vahj) feed it, which requires placing a tube through the patients nose to deposit formula to the stomach. Dr. Aundria determined that the best way to combat the stress level of being hospitalized was to surgically implant an esophagostomy tube or E-tube with the help of Dr. Helen. The use of anaesthesia for all patients, particularly such a tiny one, is always risky. They chose to use a local anesthetic. The surgery to insert the E-tube took two steady sets of hands working for more than an hour. Follow-up radiographs proved that the tube was inserted with precision. Dr. West suggested that after recovering for a few days, the turtle be given a little grazing time in order to expedite the healing process by roaming in grass and soaking up natural sun. If you would like to help this rarely seen Florida mud turtle, go to CROWs website and donate to patient #2626 or another patient/species of your choice. 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. The tiny turtle underwent a delicate surgery at CROW to insert a feeding tube Patient pre-op FWC Decides To Make It Easier For Florida Veterans To Become Commercial FishermenFlorida veterans wishing to enter the commercial fishing industry may soon be able to do so more easily thanks to changes made at the September 5 and 6 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Tampa. These changes are anticipated to take effect on Veterans Day, November 11. The commission implemented a new program that will modify income requirements for Florida veterans seeking a commercial restricted species endorsement license. The restricted species endorsement allows commercial harvesters to fish for and sell species that are designated as restricted. Spanish and king mackerel, flounder, shrimp, dolphin and several reef fish are among the list of species that require a restricted species endorsement. Currently, commercial harvesters attempting to qualify for a restricted species endorsement license must have a Florida Saltwater Products License, which is Floridas commercial saltwater fishing license, and be able to attribute $5,000 or 25 percent of their total annual income during one of the past three years to sales of saltwater products. With the new changes in place, restricted species endorsement income requirements will be waived for one license year (July 1 to June 30) for Florida veterans who were honorably discharged between September 11, 2001 and June 30, 2014. After June 30, 2014, this income requirement waiver will continue to extend to Florida veterans so long as they apply within four years of an honorable discharge. The one-license-year waiver also extends to honorably discharged veterans with service-connected disabilities. After the one-year waiver expires, veterans with serviceconnected disabilities will have a reduced income requirement of $2,500 instead of $5,000. To qualify for these exemptions, veterans must be certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Armed Forces to have at least a 10-percent disability that is service-connected. To learn more about commercial fishing requirements, visit www.MyFWC.com/ Fishing and click on Saltwater and Commercial. FGCU Energy Innovation And Sustainability Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam and District 27 State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto learned about FGCUs innovations in sustainability and energy saving during a campus visit last week. The two met with FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw, provost and vice president for academic affairs Ronald B. Toll and professor Joseph H. Simmons, who holds the Backe Chair in Renewable Energy. FGCUs innovative solar field was among their scheduled tour stops; they also met informally with a group of student leaders. Putnam oversees the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which promotes innovation in energy development. Benacquisto (R-Fort Myers) serves on the Senates Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee; her district includes portions of Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and Palm Beach counties.Im just thrilled with the growth of the campus, Putnam said. Its really kept the emphasis on connecting with the landscape. The solar field is really cutting edge.The 10,818 solar panels on the15acre field on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway produce roughly 85 percent of the energy needed to power FGCUs Lutgert Hall, Holmes Hall and Academic Building 7. This reduces the universitys reliance on Florida Power & Light Co. by 18 percent, saving about $700,000 a year between electric bills and revenue from renewable energy credits. Its incumbent upon all of us to make sure were on the leading edge, Benacquisto said. Basic GPS Classsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday, October 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in January.The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions of marine navigation, how a GPS works, and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will understand what a GPS can do for you and some of the key features to look for as you shop for a GPS.The cost of the class is $30. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard (at the corner of Kelly Road across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 201214 Plant SmartFruit For Wildlife IDby Gerri ReavesMany Southwest Floridians view landscape only in aesthetic or financial terms. Maintaining a yard or commercial landscape is a necessary task if property values are to be preserved and code violations avoided, right? Then theres an altogether different group of property owners. They view gardening and yard work as a delight, even a passion, despite the heat, humidity, and physical demands. This second group is more likely to see their landscapes as a grocery store and shelter for wildlife. They know that planting the right species can help ensure the very survival of butterflies, birds, and other creatures. These gardeners know that leaving fruits on native plants, in particular, is a boon for wildlife that has increasingly less undeveloped land on which to forage. Natures bounty left on the plant is especially important during migration seasons, when birds arrive hungry, depleted in body weight, and exhausted. See if you can identify the fruit of the three native species pictured here. Helpful hint: Both animals and humans greatly enjoy one of these fruits. Those swirls of sparkling magenta berries belong to a member of the verbena family that attracts birds all year. Beauty berry (Callicarpa americana) is a food source for more than 40 species of songbirds including the American robin, brown thrasher, purple finch, and eastern towhee. The fruit clusters also are eaten by armadillo, foxes, opossum, raccoons, squirrels, and white-tailed deer. It is not typically eaten by humans, however. Although not toxic, it has an unpleasant taste. Such is not the case with the shiny blue-black muscadine, or southern fox, grape (Vitis rotundifolia), from which jellies, jams, juices, and wines are made. Among the birds who love these wild grapes are blue jays, bluebirds, brown thrashers, cardinals, catbirds, cedar waxwings, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, finches, flycatchers, mockingbirds, nuthatches, robins, rose-breasted grosbeaks, sparrows, tree swallows, thrashers, titmice, vireos, warblers, wood thrushes, and woodpeckers. Those little green apples hang on a member of the custard apple family, pond apples (Annona glabra), which often grows along the edges of ponds and streams, as the common name implies. Its also called alligator apple because the reptile eats the fruit that falls from overhanging branches. The apples are edible for humans but bland and filled with seeds. However, the fruit is a dependable, although not favorite, food source for many species of wildlife. Before you or your hired landscapers embark on a pruning project in a fit of tidiness, consider the loss it might be for wildlife. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Beauty berry is a favorite food for many animal species photos by Gerri Reaves Both humans and wildlife love muscadine grapes Pond apple is bland but edible Caring For Your PlantsLawn Plantersby Justen DobbsA lot of homeowners have an expansive lawn and prefer it that way. But others prefer to plant shade trees or palm trees around their property for that tropical feel. There are a few things to consider before you go planting trees randomly around your property. First of all, hardwood trees do provide good shade, branches for birds to nest on, privacy, and colorful blooms. However, they are usually messy, dropping a lot of leaves, and can often choke out your lawn by blocking too much sun. Additionally, as a general rule, hardwood trees send out adventurous roots that can grow to a length equal to three times the height of the tree! This can push up sidewalks and driveways, causing damage down the road. If you do decide to plant a hardwood tree, make sure it is as far from hardscape as possible. It is not necessary to make a circular planter around the base of the tree because the trunk will expand. Simply dig a hole large enough to fit the trees root ball comfortably and allow your grass to cover up the hole with time after the tree is planted. One exception might be citrus trees, which may benefit from a ring of mulch around the base and generally keep a small caliper trunk. Palm trees are a bit different in that they can be planted practically anywhere. Their roots will not dig up any concrete or brick pavers and they typically wont deprive your lawn of precious sunlight. When planting a palm tree, you will want to create a circular bed around the base on which you can lay down fresh mulch or pinestraw periodically. The radius of the bed should be about three to four times the diameter of the trunk. So, if you are planting a Chinese fan palm, which will grow a trunk to about 12 inches in diameter, your bed around the tree should be about 48 inches in diameter. There are a few reasons why a small bed is beneficial to a palm tree: 1. It will prevent damage to the base of the trunk from weed-eaters, lawnmowers, and other power equipment; 2. The mulch or pinestraw will retain moisture in the soil which may help the palm survive our dry months; 3. The mulch or pinestraw will alter the pH of the soil, making it more acidic which is beneficial to most palms; and 4. It makes it easy to apply granular fertilizer around the base of the palm (because our Florida soil is generally void of nutrients). Some people choose to border their planters with brick pavers or stone in order to give the planter a bit more identity. This can look very nice if done correctly and adds extra protection to the palm and its root system. Lastly, if you dont want to dig up the grass to create a lawn planter, you can spray it with an herbicide such as RoundUp and then lay the mulch right on top. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. These lawn planters have been done correctly and accent the palms very well


15 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012Monofilament Madness Returns On October 27SWFL Naturally is partnering up for a second year with Keep Lee County Beautiful, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program and Cape Coral Parks & Recreation for their 19th Annual Monofilament Madness event, scheduled for Saturday, October 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. The goal of the cleanup is to remove unsightly and environmentally harmful fishing line and marine debris from the waterways and mangroves. Volunteers will spend three to four hours cleaning up the mess carelessly left by others in order to raise public awareness about this preventable litter problem and the life threatening circumstances it poses for marine life. Cape Coral is known as Waterfront Wonderland because the city has over 400 miles of canals, more than any other city in the world. Unfortunately, many people dont understand the implications when debris blows off a boat or dock or pier into the water that is not retrieved and disposed of properly. In October 2010, 14 people spent four hours cleaning up a small portion of the canals and gathered 1,000 pounds of debris. In March of this past year, 117 volunteers spent three hours and collected 3,500 pounds of debris. Last year, this location had 26 participants, who collected 493 pounds of debris out of the water. Some of the items collected were a boat cushion, fishing lures and lines, a plastic Barbie Jeep, full plastic gas container used in lawn service, plastic and glass bottles, a tire, construction shingles, pieces of wood over five feet, a fish net, cat carrier and a buoy over 8 feet long, to mention just a few. During Monofilament Madness, a grandfather took his two grandsons out to show them what happens when you are not properly disposing of debris. Two Edison State College students came out for extra credit. A mother brought her two children to show the cigarette butts, bottle caps, sippy juice straws and plastic that litter the area they like to play in. These stories alone let us know we were doing our part in educating locals about the consequences of not properly disposing of debris. It would be really nice if after a couple of these clean-ups we dont have as much to weigh in because there is less in our canal system said Lynda Mastronardo, publisher of SWFL Naturally. She feels teaming up with an already established program on Fort Myers Beach will be the launching pad to get the people in the Cape more in tune to the environment that we all cherish every day. Sponsors include Cape Coral Yacht Club, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Keep Lee County Beautiful and SWFL Naturally. Any interested boaters, kayakers, jet skiers and other volunteers and/or sponsors can call SWFL Naturally at 5411735 for more details. Or email your interest to lynda@swflnaturally.com. Monofilament Madness will return October 27 in Cape Coral Some of the items collected during last years Monofilament Madness event Debris collected at last years event Dive Key Largo2 Days of diving one night stay October 13 th and 14 thPackage includes 3 reef dives, one deep wreck dive, Tanks and Hotel Call (239) 481-4733 $ 179 Double Occupancy pp + taxScubavice Dive Center 12600 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers


From page 1Hensons PuppetsSpeaking from Holderness, New Hampshire on September 6 as IBEX prepared for a performance at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Henson said that she has many fond memories of her father and growing up around the Muppets. However, it wasnt until her senior year at the Rhode Island School of Design that she decided to pursue a career in puppetry. I had made an animated film which featured birds and fish, but I wanted to see if I could produce a film using the same themes, but with puppets instead, said Henson. To my surprise, I found that using puppets was a far more effective form of communication. Recently, Hensons puppet company traveled to China, where it took Best Show in the 2012 UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette) Congress & World Puppetry Festival. Two weeks ago, they attended the 2012 Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia, capturing the top prize for Best Animated Film (The Narrative of Victor Karloch) at the conventions highly competitive film festival. Of course, being the youngest daughter of a popular entertainment icon, Henson is often reminded of how greatly her fathers work has impacted generations of both children and the young at heart. Ive heard such beautiful, first-hand stories from people of how much the Muppets have meant to them, and that they are raising their children with the same shows they grew up on, she said. My dad was very prolific and worked on so many wonderful things, from Sesame Street to The Muppet Show to Fraggle Rock and The Dark Crystal. Believe me, I love hearing it. However, folks shouldnt expect to see Bert and Ernie in the Endangered Species & Wildlife Parade or IBEXs Celebration of Flight presentation, which begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 15 in the Ding Darling Education Center. Families will have a chance to learn about the creatures the actors portray and ask them about their work. An indoor production and kite-making workshop will continue outside to the upper parking lot, where kids can try out their new kites and perform along with the puppeteers and kite-flyers. Were always adding new elements to our presentations, added Ramirez. Well be creating new creatures that are indigenous to this area especially for the event. Like her father, Heather Henson likes to infuse a message within her art. A lot of things my dad did talked about preserving and understanding nature, and that had a lot of influence on me, she said. We do a lot of things that honor him just by being creative and allowing our imagination to steer what we are doing in our shows. He loved working with creative people. Certainly, the appearances by IBEX Puppetry are among the highlights on the calendar of events for the 23rd annual wildlife and environmental awareness festival. This is such a perfect fit for Ding Days, said supervisory ranger Toni Westland. I saw them perform last year at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and told my committee We have to get them! Youre not going to believe how cool this is. For updates on events, information on sponsoring Ding Darling Days or to sign up for weekly bulletins, visit www. dingdarlingdays.com. IBEX Puppetrys interactive Endangered Species & Wildlife Parade includes elements of music, dance and environmental awareness Henson with one of IBEXs bird puppets Heather Henson A performer with one of the manatee puppets featured in the paradeTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 201216


17 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Ghostbird Theatre Company Presents New PlayGhostbird Theatre Company presents The Pumpkin Grower, a play by Fort Myers poet and playwright James Brock September 26 through 30 at 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Borrowing from Ovids The Metamorphises, The Pumpkin Grower 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 attend them. The play blends poetry, dance, music, moonlight, and fugitive love. The play is directed by Brittney Brady, with Rachel Bennett as Byblis and Jake Scott-Hodes as Caunus. Other actors include Dana Lynn Frantz, Dayanira Lopez, Michael Lee Bridges, Jim Brock, Phil Heubeck and Jonathan Lawrence, The Pumpkin Grower explores the undercurrents of repressed desire and friendship. The play contains adult language. Brock has published four books of poetry and he has won fellowships for his poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alex Haley Foundation, and the City of Fort Myers. He is a professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University. Last year, Ghostbird Theatre Company presented the successful run of Mud at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. This year Ghostbird Theatre Company will produce this world-premiere play as well as Samuel Becketts Endgame, which will run in April. Tickets are $10 and are available through the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center ticket office or online at www.sbdac.com. The center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Dana Lynn Frantz, Dayanira Lopez and Rachel Bennett star in The Pumpkin GrowerWinners Announced For The 2012 Art By The disABLEd Juried ExhibitThe Arts in Healthcare program at Lee Memorial Health System announced the winners of the 2012 Art by the disABLEd Juried Exhibition now showing at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Honorable mention honors went to Cynthia Osterhaus for her painting entitled Winter. Martha Scott took third place with her painting Honesty. The second place winning artwork went to Anne Roberts for her pastel drawing entitled Gone To Sea. First place honors went to Frank DiMaria for his charcoal work Pillow Embrace and the Best In Show winner is Nancy Cameron Smith for her abstract painting entitled Circle Of Life. All of the 17 disABLEd artists work will continue to be exhibited in the Members Gallery at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers until Saturday, September 29. Call The Alliance for the Arts at 939-2787 for gallery hours. For information on the Lee Memorial Health System Arts in Healthcare program or the Art by the disABLEd program, call Doug MacGregor at 343-2633. Best In Show winner Circle of Life by Nancy Cameron Smith First place winner Pillow Embrace by Frank DiMaria w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 FREE L andsca p e C onsultation ! 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, buttery bus h more & much m


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 201218 New Classes Offered At The AllianceDo you need to somehow slow down and take a moment during these tense and hurried times? Have you ever considered meditation, but dont know where to begin? Join Alliance for the Arts instructor Debbie Padnuk on Saturday, September 22 for her workshop, How To Meditate. Meditation is not just for those who want to sit quietly for hours, but can be a vital and integrated part of our daily lives and help us to act from a more balanced state of being, said Padnuk. Learn techniques to break the stress cycle and create greater harmony in your personal and work lives during this two-hour workshop that costs $25 for Alliance members and $30 for non-members. But the Alliances new educational schedule contains much more than just meditation. Improv 101 begins on Monday, October 1 with a Try It! scheduled on Monday, September 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Try It! program offers free single sessions for Alliance members and $5 for non-members. Additional October classes include Drawing 101 and Classical Painting. Be sure to visit the Alliance website to download the entire catalog of adult classes. For the first time, the Alliance has created an entire new catalog devoted to youth programming, and has added programs for toddlers and pre-K kids. Abracadoodle! is designed for ages 2 and 3 offers creative fun for your toddler. For your 3 to 5 year old, Art Attack will expose your child to sculpture, drawing and music. The Art Attack Try It! is on Saturday, September 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. You can download the entire youth catalog on the Alliance website. Consider a membership today to receive 20 percent off all classes, as well as many other benefits. For more information, go to www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts campus and galleries are located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Instructor Debbie Padnuk will offer a class on How To Meditate Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center October EventsThe upcoming schedule of events happening at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center includes the popular Fort Myers Film Festival, monthly Art Walk and Music Walk, dances, networking mixers and more. Highlights happening in October include: Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Fort Myers Film Festival Mixers Come watch and discuss short films that are in consideration for the Fort Myers Film Festival. Held from 7 to 9 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., films start at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Friday, October 5 Art Walk: The Art of Carl Schwartz and Celeste Borah Monthly event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Sunday, October 7 Cotillion Opening Dances Thursday, October 11 Connect Networking Mixer Expand your business and personal relationships. Get to know each other and connect in your community. Event features appetizers, raffle prizes, music, drinks and mingling. Held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Friday, October 19 Music Walk World Collision will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, October 19 Dance at the Davis Event will include Monster Mash, with a costume contest held from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is free. Saturday, October 20 Zombicon Annual gathering of ghouls will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, October 25 Art & Poetry Networking Event Social gathering held from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday, October 28 Vocal Artistry United Way kick-off features a silent auction, cocktails and hors doeuvres beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $75. Mondays and Wednesdays (ongoing) Yoga & Tai Chi Starting at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $12 per class for members, $15 per class for non-members; $100 for 10 classes for members, $120 for 10 classes for nonmembers. For more information about any event or class, visit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in Fort Myers, call 333-1933, email jim@sbdac. com or visit www.sbdac.com. After The Rain by Carl Schwartz Garden Awakening by Carl Schwartz


19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Mahi with Papaya Coconut Curry 4 six-ounce mahi-mahi fillets Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil Season mahi fillets with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large saut pan on medium-high; add fillets and saut for 3 to 5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Serve with Florida Papaya Coconut Curry Sauce. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 228, Calories From Fat 171, Total Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 21mg, Total Carbohydrates 13g, Protein 1g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.13g Papaya Coconut Curry 2 ripe papayas, cubed 1/2 cup mirin rice wine 1/4 cup dry white wine 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1/2 teaspoon turmeric Turmeric whipping cream 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon Thai red curry paste Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste Place papaya cubes, mirin rice wine, white wine, ginger and tumeric in heavy medium-size saucepan. Boil until reduced to 1/4 cup. Add cream and coconut milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer sauce until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in curry paste. Season the sauce to taste with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Reserve papaya cubes for garnish and strain remaining sauce through a fine mesh sieve. Set aside. Note: sauce can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Yields eight servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 173, Calories From Fat 128, Total Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 10g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 41mg, Total Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 1g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g. Mahi with Papaya Coconut CurryLocal Restaurants Give Back Via Rotary Italian FestIf you have a craving for some great Italian food, along with a desire to help the hungry, be sure to attend the Rotary Club of Fort Myers Italian Fest on Sunday, October 7 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by Southwest Florida College, Italian Fest is pleased to welcome back A Touch of Italy, Jo-Jos Italian Ice, LaMottas Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Marios Meat Market, Mastellos Restaurant, Pizza Fusion and University Grill, along with first time participant Giuseppes Italian Dogs. Each of these restaurants will be dishing up a great menu of Italian foods at affordable prices for the benefit of the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation and the Harry Chapin Foodbank of Southwest Florida. Heres a preview of the Italian Fest menu items: A Touch of Italy Zeppole, Fried Calamari, Tiramisu Giuseppes Italian Dogs Italian Hot Dogs, Chips Joe-Jos Italian Ice Italian Ice LaMottas Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Penne Pasta with Meatballs, Cannoli Marios Meat Market Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches, Italian Deli Sandwiches Mastellos Restaurant Bread, Biscotti, Mozzarella-Tomato Skewers Pizza Fusion Beet Salad, Half & Full Personal Pizza University Grill Meatball Sliders We are so grateful to the chefs and owners of these restaurants who dish up not only great food, but do it to help benefit our community, said Steve Bowen, president of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. Year in and year out, they are here to support the Italian Fest, and we hope there will be another great turnout of guests to sample great food for a great cause. In addition to the delectable food, 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, kids activities and more. Italian Fest will be held at 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. A suggested family donation of $5 at the gate is encouraged. Event proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation and Harry Chapin Foodbank 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 System and Encore National Bank. For additional event details, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 3328158. 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 21, 201220 Everblades To Open 15th Season As Defending Kelly Cup Champsby Ed FrankIn 1998, when professional hockey first came to Southwest Florida, the pundits doubted whether it would ever be successful. How wrong they were! Next month, the Florida Everblades begin their 15th season here, returning to Germain Arena as the defending Kelly Cup Champions of the ECHL. In all 14 previous seasons, the Everblades qualified for postseason hockey, but last year was their first league championship a real surprise after finishing just third in the South Division with a regular season record of 39-26-7. The Everblades open the 2012-13 season October 12 against Orlando at Germain. Six of their first seven games will be on home ice, three against Orlando, two against Greenville and one versus South Carolina. Here is the early season home schedule: October 12, 13 and 19 Orlando October 24 and 26 South Carolina October 27 Greenville All games have 7:30 p.m. starts. It appears that Florida will begin the new season with a veteran roster with at least nine players returning from last seasons championship team. In addition, the team has signed defenseman Jeff Dimmen, who helped lead the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League to the teams first Calder Cup Championship. Already in the fold for the Everblades are forwards Brandon MacLean, Brayden Irwin, Trevor Bruess, Leigh Salters, Mathieu Roy, Matt Marquardt and David Rutherford; defensemen Bobby Raymond, Sean Whitney, Taylor Ellington and Jeff Dimmen. Greg Poss returns for his third season as head coach, only the fourth head coach in the Florida franchises history. The Everblades also will face Orlando in a pair of pre-season games, on October 5 and 6 at Germain Arena. A scheduled pre-season game on October 2 at Germain between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League appears in jeopardy because of the NHL lockout after the leagues labor contract expired without an agreement. Tickets for all Everblades games can be purchased at the Germain Arena Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. CME Group Titleholders Tickets Now On Sale Tickets now are on sale for the November 12 to 18 CME Group Titleholders at TwinEagles in Naples, featuring the top women golfers in the world in the culminating event of the seasons LPGA tour. The tournament marks the return of womens professional golf to Southwest Florida for the first time in more than an decade. Competition will take place at the new Eagle Course in the TwinEagles golf complex. A variety of ticket packages are available starting as low as $25 for advance oneday gate admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cmegrouptitleholders. com or by calling 593-3900. Red Sox Deny Team Is For Sale As if the 2012 Boston Red Sox season wasnt a disaster enough, last week the team owner had to deny reports that the team was for sale. Fox Business reported that executives of Fenway Sports Group, owners of the franchise, were concerned with having the financial resources to run both the Red Sox and the Liverpool, England soccer team which it purchased in 2010. John Henry, principal owner, quickly refuted the story by saying The report is completely without foundation. SBRN Golf Tournament Next FridayThere is still time to register and play in the upcoming Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) Golf Tournament, set for Friday, September 21 at Old Corkscrew Golf Course, located at 17320 Corkscrew Road in Estero. The SBRN is an extension of Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center. The four-person scramble will tee-off at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Cost to play is $100 per person, and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, goodie bag, a buffet lunch and door prizes. Grasmeier Business Services, LLC-MS is the major sponsor for the golf outing and Great Florida Insurance is the lunch sponsor. Sponsorships are still available including an Executive Foursome for ($550), which includes the above mentioned, plus a certificate of appreciation and recognition the day of the tournament. Following the golf tournament, a buffet lunch and raffle prizes will take place. Auction items range from weekend stays to dinner certificates, golf packages and more. To register for the golf tournament or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.sbrn.org, click on Southwest tab, or call the SBDC office at 745-3700. Tai Chi Event Kicks Off Falls Prevention Awareness Day Despite a nearly five percent reduction in the number of falls recorded at Lee Memorial Trauma Center in 2010 through 2011, falls continue to be the leading cause of injury and death for people 65 and older in Lee County. Since January 2012, Lee Memorial Trauma Center has treated 440 patients for injuries related to falls, and more than 20 people died from their injuries. National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is observed on the first day of fall, September 22, to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls. Because falling continues to be a leading cause of injury and death in Lee and Collier counties, Lee Memorial Health System and other members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition are hosting a free Tai Chi demonstration to educate the community on ways to help improve balance and prevent falls. The public is invited to participate in or observe a free Tai Chi class to be held on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to noon at Gulf Coast Town Centers Market Square Pavilion. Attendees are encouraged to wear the color yellow, in recognition of falls prevention. In addition, health care experts with the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalitions Step WiseLee program will provide tips on ways to prevent falls. Tai Chi has been shown to help improve strength and balance and to reduce falls. The National Council of Aging recently studied the number of falls and functional balance scores of participants of this Tai Chi program and observed significantly fewer falls following the six-month intervention. Study participants showed significant improvements in all measures of functional balance, physical performance, and reduced fear of falling. Intervention gains in these measures were maintained at a 6-month post intervention follow-up in the Tai Chi group. Falls are both unintentional and preventable, said Mark Tesoro, injury prevention educator/analyst for Trauma Services at Lee Memorial Health System. Through education, risk assessment and free health care screenings, we continue to raise awareness of preventive measures that can keep seniors safe in Lee County. Often the result of a hazard or a precipitating medical event, falls can result in hip fractures, head trauma or even death. From tripping over a computer cord to stumbling down stairs, falls can happen in young children, healthy adults and even athletes. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls occur more often in senior adults and are the leading cause of injury deaths in persons over 65 years of age. However, falls are not a normal, natural part of aging. Studies show that a combination of interventions can significantly reduce falls in the older adult population. Experts recommend the following key steps to reduce the risk of falls: Begin a regular exercise program Make your home safer by clearing walkways and hallways Have your vision checked Have your health provider review your medications The Step WiseLee initiative began in September 2009 to unite local health care agencies, residents, family and friends to collaborate in preventing falls and fall-related injuries and deaths in Lee County. For a more detailed checklist on how you can help prevent falls and fall-related injuries and deaths, visit www.stepwiselee. com. English Country Dancing ClassLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries with an English Country Dancing class, offered at the W a-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. all year long. Come enjoy a family-friendly activity with live music. Dress is casual, and participants should wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary and beginners are always welcome. Lessons are free, after a one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16355 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. For more information, contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 or email fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com. Call 432-2154 for driving directions. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter has had an IEP for (related) speech services for two years. She is making some progress but she is still struggling, in my opinion. We just had her IEP meeting and the school voted to discontinue her speech services. Can they just ignore me and outvote me? Brittany S., Charlotte, Florida Brittany, IEP decisions are complex and can often be problematic. Parents frequently feel isolated in IEP meetings and overwhelmed with the jumble of acronyms used as well as the unfamiliar educational jargon that may be present in many of the documents. The goal of any IEP is for parents and the school to work collaboratively for the best interests of the child and for the school to insure that the child is receiving FAPE, a free and appropriate education as required by law. Parents are equal participants in making decisions about their childs special education program and what seems to have happened to you does not appear to be consistent with the law about parental participation. It is clear in the law that, parents are considered equal partners with school personnel in making these decisions, and the IEP team must consider the parents concerns and the information that they provide regarding their child in developing, reviewing, and revising IEPs (Secs. 300.343(c)(iii) and 300.346(a)(1) and (b)). According to federal law, IDEA 1997, Appendix A: The IEP team should work toward consensus, but the public agency has ultimate responsibility to ensure that the IEP includes the services that the child needs in order to receive FAPE. It is not appropriate to make IEP decisions based upon a majority vote. Every effort should be made to resolve differences between parents and school staff through voluntary mediation or some other informal step, without resort to a due process hearing. The law further states, If the team cannot reach consensus, the public agency must provide the parents [FR Page 12474] with prior written notice of the agencys proposals or refusals, or both, regarding the childs educational program, and the parents have the right to seek resolution of any disagreements by initiating an impartial due process hearing. While there is a great deal of edujargon in the law as well, it is clear that you do have some options as provided by law. I suggest that you ask for another IEP meeting to review the reasons why the school thinks your daughters speech services should be discontinued. Make sure to bring someone with you to the meeting, preferably someone who has some background in special education services. It s always better to have support in emotional situations. You may also want to tape-record the meeting so you can make sure that you have understood everything. If you do not reach a consensus with the team, the next step would be to call the State Department of Education to discuss this disagreement. They may want to send a mediator to help resolve the problem or they may advise you to pursue other options at no cost to the parent. A wonderful website where you can learn more about special education is www.wrightslaw.com. I recommend it highly. 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. Canterbury To Conduct Open HouseYou are invited to explore the Canterbury Advantage at an open house on Tuesday, October 16 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Canterbury School is a Pre-K third through 12th grade independent, college prep school preparing students of ability, promise and diverse backgrounds for selective colleges. Canterburys motto Education, Character, Leadership, Service defines the focus of the schools program and underscores all that is done in and out of the classroom. Canterbury has a long-standing and proud tradition of sending 100 percent of graduates on to colleges or universities. Come explore the difference an independent education can make. Need-based merit scholarships are available for new students entering sixth and ninth grades. Each year, Canterbury students take top honors in local, regional, state and national academic, athletic and arts competitions. Canterbury students are regularly admitted to top universities across the nation including Harvard, University of Florida, Duke, Princeton, University of Miami, University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, Cornell and Georgetown University. Last years senior class was offered more than $4.8 million in scholarships, grants and awards. Families are invited to tour the 33-acre campus and experience first-hand Canterburys commitment to academics, athletics and the arts. Talk to faculty and administrators about the school, admission requirements and need-based financial aid. Come see for yourself the difference challenging academic programs and unique extracurricular opportunities can make. For more information, call 4158945 or register online at www.canterburyfortmyers.org/OH. Peace Day In The Park This SundayThe fifth annual Peace Day In The Park, to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 23 at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral, will offer something for everyone. On hand will be the Cape Coral Fire Department with a firetruck for the children to enjoy. The Big Red Bus will also be on site, collecting blood for local hospitals with two buses. Also featured is a raffle with prizes including a Peace Quilt, handstitched by local artisan Mary Hansen. Each year, Hansen designs a single quilt specifically for the event, and only one is ever produced. The event will offer family-friendly fun, food, games and prizes.In addition, The Calendar Girls will be appearing along with other exciting local entertainers, artisans and musicians like Mike Rogers, face painting, a doggy fashion show, massages, information and education booths, crafts, workshops, classes and many local vendors that support, inspire and are part of the peace-inspired change each day.Visitors are invited to bring their drums, shakers, flutes and other instruments and join together for a community drum and dance circle. For more information about the fifth annual Peace Day In The Park, call 5605224 or send an email to swfl4peace@ email.com. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Sanibel Estates Sanibel1993 4,321 2,495,0002,100,000 1 St. Charles HarbourFort Myers1998 7,900 1,999,9001,960,000 2Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2002 3,475 1,125,0001,080,000 188Palmira Golf & Country ClubBonita Springs2012 4,028 1,195,0001,050,000 35 East Part Island Bokeelia1900 600 1,400,000900,000 553 Bonita BayBonita Springs1991 2,632 799,999750,000 160 York Manor Fort Myers1950 5,100 749,000749,000 6 Shadow Wood PreserveFort Myers2004 3,871 698,400698,400 496 Cape Coral Cape Coral2005 3,214 739,000682,000 60 Verandah Fort Myers2007 3,742 705,000650,000 200Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 201222 Free Autism Screening For Young ChildrenThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age. The next screening will be held on Friday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Lee County Library, located at 9881 Gunnery Road North in Lehigh Acres.It is estimated that one in every 88 children is diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The ASD screening is conducted by The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838. Financial FocusRaise Awareness Of Benefits Of Life Insuranceby Jennifer BaseyYou may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And when you consider the lifetime of benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that a month isnt too long to spend on this important part of your overall financial picture. Unfortunately, too many Americans are uninsured or under-insured. In fact, nearly a third of all consumers think they need more life insurance, according to the 2012 Insurance Barometer Study, published by the nonprofit LIFE Foundation and LIMRA, a research and consulting organization that specializes in insurance and financial services. And it appears that one of the main reasons so many people lack sufficient life insurance is their perception that they cant afford it. Yet, the cost for basic term life insurance has fallen by about 50 percent over the past 10 years, according to the LIFE Foundation. The cost financial, emotional and psychological of not having adequate life insurance certainly outweighs the expense of carrying the proper coverage. Youll hear about many things that are designed to last a lifetime, but in the case of life insurance, that expression is appropriate. Consider the various times in which you should look at the need for life insurance: When youre married Many married couples assume they wont need life insurance until they have children. But if you or your spouse died, would the surviving spouses income be sufficient to pay off the mortgage, or even the rent? How about credit card balances, car loans or student loans? When youre married with young kids Now, in addition to having to pay off the mortgage if anything should happen to you, your surviving spouse will have to find the money to educate your children and thats a big challenge, given the rapidly escalating expenses associated with college. But with sufficient life insurance in place, your spouse can deal with the high costs of higher education. Furthermore, if you have permanent life insurance, such as whole life or universal life, you have the potential to build cash value, which you may be able to tap to help pay for college while youre still alive. (Keep in mind, though, that using some of your cash value could lower your policys death benefit.) When your children are grown Even with your children grown and gone, you can benefit from life insurance. For example, if your spouse outlives you by a decade or more, will he or she have enough money to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle? When youre retired Your need for life insurance doesnt retire when you do. For one thing, you may be able to access the cash value of your permanent insurance to help meet your retirement expenses. (Keep in mind this may affect your death benefit.) And your policys death benefit could help your children or other heirs deal with estate taxes, if any exist. Furthermore, if youd like to be able to pass on something to your children or grandchildren, life insurance may be an ideal vehicle, because the proceeds are typically income tax free and can avoid the time-consuming process of probate. Life Insurance Awareness Month only lasts 30 days but, as weve seen, life insurance can offer a lifetime of benefits. So make sure you get the coverage you need. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. FGCU Joins Global Peace InitiativeThe Art Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University joins hundreds of cultural institutions worldwide, from Australia to Zimbabwe, supporting films4peace to celebrate World Peace Day, an international United Nations day of ceasefire, and a day for individuals, organizations and countries to demonstrate acts of peace on Friday, September 21. Film shorts will run continually in the Arts Complex Lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. films4peace, curated by Mark Coetzee, is an annual short film commissioned by PUMA Peace. It features 21 of todays most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. These art films will be released at cultural venues globally, online on World Peace Day September 2012 on a dedicated films4peace website, through social networking and video sharing sites and blogs, amongst others. Live screenings will accompany the online release at major museums globally, including the Bass Museum of Art (Miami) and the Design Museum (London, UK); in public urban spaces, such as the City of Barcelona (Spain) and the Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, Missouri); educational institutions, such as Florida Gulf Coast University, and youth leadership conferences, such as the H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute and the 2012 One Young World summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The films include 35 mm live action, experimental animation and fine art. The films are 30 to 90 seconds to facilitate online as well as live screenings. None of the films are language specific. The artists were selected for the quality and scope of their work and their sensitivity in interpreting the theme. This is a non-partisan event devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples...with an artists interpretation, said Anica Sturdivant, interim director of the Art Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University. As we move further in the development of course offerings related to trans-media, digital media and video, the gallery wishes to support students exploration of the medium through specific subject matter. Joining with films4peace made perfect sense. Coetzee has invited 21 artists to create 17 new works: Janet Biggs (USA), Ergin Cavusoglu (Bulgaria), Magali Charrier (France), Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA and UK), Yang Fudong (China), Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons (UK), Max Hattler (Germany), Isaac Julien (UK), Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya), Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (Ireland), Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland), Michael Nyman (UK), Noriko Okaku (Japan), Jacco Olivier (Netherlands), Bill Porter (UK), Levi van Veluw (Netherlands) and Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance (USA). Artists confront us with the challenges that face us at this time, added Coetzee. These films are both disturbing and inspiring, responsive to the reality of our time, but they also ask us to be responsible for our actions. PUMA.Peace wishes to contribute to making the world a better place. A world that is safer, more peaceful and more creative. We are honored to have The Art Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University join us in this important initiative. For further information on this exhibition and others, visit www,artgallery.fgcu.edu or contact Anica Sturdivant at 590-7199. Housing Authority Goes Smoke-FreeThe Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers is adopting a smoke-free policy for all of its properties. The new policy is in accordance with HUD Notice H2010-21 that establishes that smoking cessation has demonstrated health benefits, and that secondhand smoke represents a serious health risk to non-smokers. It has been proven that exposure to smoke, whether direct or secondhand, causes adverse health outcomes such as asthma and other respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease and cancer, said HACFM executive director Marcus D. Goodson. Public housing authorities nationwide have been adopting similar policies in line with HUD recommendations. Beginning on January 1, 2013, smoking in dwelling units will be strictly prohibited. HACFM reserves the right to terminate tenancy or impose a reasonable charge for cleaning apartments where a violation has been found. Residents may still smoke on outdoor balconies. As part of the new policy, HACFM will post non-smoking signs at entrances and exits, common areas, hallways and in conspicuous places in close proximity to the smoke-free buildings. Currently, HACFM serves more than 3,500 low-income families throughout the greater Fort Myers community. The HACFM provides high-quality, stable and sustainable housing and related services to people in need. In addition, the staff works diligently to provide programs such as Resident Services/Family SelfSufficiency and HOPE VI Community Supportive Services. The goal is to help families become self-sufficient, therefore strengthening the communities that use public and private resources efficiently and effectively. The HACFM serves as a catalyst for increasing access to safe, affordable housing, and helping develop, preserve and revitalize communities through affordable rental housing. The agency is dedicated to empowering families with the means to become as self-sufficient as possible, encouraging and facilitating movement toward financial independence beyond the need for HACFM services while recognizing the needs and limitations of the mentally and physically disabled, aged and infirmed.


23 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012Dr. DaveSmoking Benefitsby Dr. Dave HepburnSome feel that smoking is detrimental. Hogwash! Frankly, I can think of many reasons that smoking benefits both the smoker and society in general. Society 1. Smoking helps rid the world of solid toxic substances like toluenes, benzenes and formaldehyde. By creating a wee burning toxic waste dump each time a fag is lit up, some 3,000 solid poisons are converted into gas and thoughtfully removed from the environment and deposited into the smokers lungs. This may save our landfills. 2. Cancer research would come to a grinding halt if everyone stopped smoking. White mice would overrun labs, mad scientists would go completely sane and start cloning Dolly Partons instead of sheep. Pocket protector factories would shut down. 3. Smoking keeps new doctors well trained. If not for smokers, young doctors would see far less pathology, lose their interest in medicine, would quit and end up retraining in a job trapping white mice. 4. A boon to Botox and beauty. While smokers convert their skin from baby-butt smooth to Shar Pei level, facial rejuvenation and teeth whitening industries thrive. 5. Decrease the overpopulation. It has been calculated that each cigarette smoked shortens life by 11 minutes. An average smoker loses 6.5 years of life, whatever that has become. Smokers 1. Catch less communicable diseases. People carry germs. Due to the distinkt aroma of a smokers breath, hair, pores and overalls, few people get close enough to a smoker to transmit germs. 2. Bask in a plethora of spectral splendour as they exude a cornucopia of colour. Green sputum in the morning, a lovely yellow tinge to teeth and fingers glistening in the noonday sun, and how about the brilliant red urine from bladder cancer that only a smoker can produce. 3. Give off that cool James Dean look, the current James Dean. 4. Enjoy an excellent weight loss program. With a smokers taste buds rendered as useless as tofu at a hockey game, food tastes like cardboard and weight is dropped. Failing that, Virginia Slims and cancer have teamed up to dissolve those pounds away. 5. Feel less guilty about missing bike to work week. While observing a cyclist in a three piece suit and a briefcase pedaling to his cubicle, many folks would feel inspired if not guilty about not doing the same. The smoker, however, puffing and gasping just reaching for a lighter, resists engaging in potentially harmful vigorous exercise. Able to demonstrate that famous willpower theyre known for, they declare firmly Im not even tempted. 6. Learn to perfect an exotic Asian dialect by reaching down deep into the guttural diaphragm to dislodge mucous plugs prior to expectorating. 7. Dont end up inside hospitals. You have to go outside hospitals to smoke. Those walking by are inspired if not tempted by this lifestyle. Hey, maybe we could get in here too. Get our own TV, food served right to your bed and attractive nurses with cool drugs just a button away. 8. Are trend setters in the world of fashion. Oh yes, Evan, I just love this. A delightful new fall fashion, Pierre Cardin oxygen bottles in a scintillating chiffon carrier with matching accessory tubes wrapped around the face. Note those two gorgeous prongs rammed up the nostrils. And who wouldnt look twice at that stunning hole in your throat with a revealing metal tracheostomy. 9. Get the best views at any restaurant. In fact, nowadays they get to sit out in the view. 10. Always have a light with them. Shhhhh. Hey Bob, light up that Bic and lets see if this really was James Deans coffin. 11.Are wonderful role models to our youth. Hey, you thought that kids only smoked to get the neat cough with matching stained fingernails? NO! They want to be a grown up, mature and in control... like you. 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. deaRPharmacistNew JAMA Study Bakes Fish OilsDont Believe It!by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I just heard about the new study that says fish oil supplements dont prevent heart attacks, and may not help us. Should I keep taking fish oils? S.S., Chicago, Illinois Yes, if theyre high-quality. The study wasnt a study at all, it was a meta-analysis, which means researchers examine results from a bunch of trials and draw their own conclusions based on the collective data. The meta-analysis you refer to appeared in the September 2012 issue of JAMA and included 68,000 participants in 20 different studies that covered a time frame 24 years. I have some problems with their opinion that fish oils are fairly worthless. The research I know of suggests strong benefits to the heart and arteries when you take high-quality fish oils. These are my problems with the JAMA article: 1. The researchers only reviewed 20 studies, but there are thousands that suggest cardiovascular protection by fish oils, particularly the EPA and DHA components. Youre not going getting the full picture from 20 studies. 2. How much fish oil was used? Most people were taking 1,000mg per day, but you need about 2,000 mg per day (total daily dose of EPA and DHA) to truly impact coronary heart disease. We come up therapeutically short! What about the ratio of EPA to DHA; ideally, Id like it to be 3:2; for example, 600mg of EPA to 400mg DHA is a 3:2 ratio. 3. The looked at chronically ill people who had serious conditions, like they had already suffered a heart attack and stroke, not folks taking it for prevention. Fish oils are not intended to prevent heart attack or stroke. Plus, its super hard to prevent more health catastrophes, once youve had one. Feeling skewed? 4. What about the medications these folks were taking? The participants were taking all sorts of blood pressure pills and diuretics, most of which just so happen to be drug muggers of magnesium! Do you realize that serious uncorrected magnesium deficiency can cause a heart attack, no matter how much fish oil you take! To me, this is a huge gap in their premature conclusion. 5. What about Gamma Linolenic Acid or GLA status? When you take fish oils, an omega 3 fatty acid, you have to also supplement with GLA (an omega 6 fatty acid) because high doses of fish oils will cause drug mugging of GLA. For example, if you take 1,000 mg of fish oil (EPA and DHA totaled together), you need 500mg GLA at the same time. Evening primrose oil supplements can provide this GLA. This is important because GLA deficiency can increase your tendency to form clots (bad). GLA is known to protect the heart, without adequate amounts, you could suffer cardiac consequences, and this was not even addressed. Even the American Heart Association approves of fish oils for heart health. Think smart and dont be fooled by a single study intended to sway you away from decades of positive research. 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 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 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, My wife and I are very elderly, and we have many conditions that could be troublesome but with good medical care we are enjoying our lives. We moved into a nice apartment complex with many caring neighbors around us. One thing we dont like these caring neighbors are always giving us medical advice. Their friends died with the same condition we have, or their friends are bedridden with the same illness we have, or a friend had to have a leg amputated because of my problem. What do we say to shut them up? Malcom Dear Malcom, I do not know why people are so thoughtless with their remarks. Years ago while I was working in hospitals, I would hear what visitors said to patients and I was appalled. A person struggling to live would be told how terrible they looked and the visitor would suggest to them that they should just get another doctor. A dying patient would be told Your color is terrible, why are you so yellow? In an apartment where you live, you want to keep friends. I suggest when you hear a remark, you immediately say, My doctor is great, he/she is doing a fine job and I am satisfied with my care. Then, try to talk about the floods or the money system in China. Lizzie Dear Malcom, Lizzie makes a great point. Living in a community setting, you will always bump into your advisors and certainly you want to maintain a friendship with them. So, your situation requires diplomacy. Having a pat, well-rehearsed comment on the tip of your tongue should work well: Bill thanks you so much for your concern. My physician knows all about it. Have you seen any new movies lately? Being kind but redirecting the focus of your advisors helps keep them friendly but out of your personal business. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Author Martone Visits Edison StateEdison Writes and the Creative Writing Club is hosting author Michael Martone at Edison State College on Saturday, September 22. Martone, an award-winning author, will give a presentation and attend a reception and book signing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Martones most recent books are Four For A Quarter; Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction From The Flyover; Racing In Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins, a collection of essays; and Double-Wide, his collected early stories. Michael Martone, a memoir in contributors notes, Unconventions, Writing On Writing and Rules Of Thumb, edited with Susan Neville, were all published recently. He is also the author of The Blue Guide to Indiana, published by FC2. The University of Georgia Press published his book of essays, The Flatness and Other Landscapes, winner of the AWP Award for Non-Fiction in 2000. His stories have won awards in the Italian-Americana fiction contest, the Florida Review Short Story Contest, Story magazines Short, Short Story Contest, the Margaret Jones Fiction Prize of Black Ice Magazine, and the first Worlds Best Short, Short Story Contest. His stories and essays have appeared and been cited in the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Stories and The Best American Essays anthologies. Martone is currently a professor at the University of Alabama, where he has been teaching since 1996. He has been a faculty member of the MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College since 1988. He has taught at Iowa State University, Harvard University and Syracuse University. The event will be located in J117/118 in the Rush Library at Edison State College. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://floridarts.org/. Hospitality Industry Awards Honor Top Customer Service In Lee CountyTo increase public awareness of extraordinary customer service provided by hospitality employees throughout Lee County, eight workers were recognized by receiving the Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards at the 12th annual ceremony in Fort Myers on September 12. Visitors from around the world submitted a record 585 nominations, giving high praise to those local employees who provided outstanding customer service. Produced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and The News-Press Media Group, the E Awards is a collaboration with various local businesses to encourage and support service excellence being provided by Lee County hospitality professionals. Selected for their distinctive service and dedication: Ibrahim Maaliki, Pointe Estero Beach Resort, Fort Myers Beach Richard McCaw, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs Kevin Kelly, Publix Supermarket, Fort Myers Ashley Pass, Koreshan State Historic Site, Estero Bill Weidert, American Airlines, Fort Myers Christine Swiersz, FISH of Sanibel Best Tourism Boss: Pete Corradino, Everglades Day Safari The Honor of Distinction award, sponsored by Geraci Travel, for best overall representative of outstanding service for the year, was given to Billy Yetter of the Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Myers. Although there are many nominees who exemplify the best in customer service and let their love of the job and destination show in their work, the Honor of Distinction winners are unique to an even greater degree. They strive for perfection and are constantly a step ahead, always anticipating a guests needs. Yetter has a tireless work ethic and extraordinary dedication to the guest experience. The nominators unanimously raved about his continuous devotion. One nominator wrote, I appreciate the attention to detail, amazing memory, and kindness. Even in a room full of a hundred people, you always feel as though youre the only person that this person is concerned about when helping you. Another nominator praised Yetter as Charming and unflappable, remembers guests and unobtrusively anticipates and takes care of everyone. An amazing person that every service-oriented business should have cloned definitely someone I can count on to consistently exceed expectations. Yetters authentic attentiveness was repeatedly cited as a stand-out characteristic; as one nominator said, he Truly wants to make your experience the best it can be he performs his job responsibilities in a way that says I love my job! How refreshing. For summaries on the individual stories of the award recipients, log on to www. 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25 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Early Registration For Walk To End AlzheimersThe Alzheimers Associations Walk To End Alzheimers is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. The event will take place on Saturday, October 27 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. Nearly 550 people from Lee County are expected to take part in this years event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimers disease. Walk To End Alzheimers participants will take part in a 2.5-mile walk and will learn more about Alzheimers disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs and services of the Alzheimers Association. Centennial Park is located at 2000 West First Street in Fort Myers historic River District. Pre-walk activities begin at 8 a.m. with the Walk Step-Off starting at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Kara McClatchy at 405-7008 or at mcclatchyk@alzflgulf.org, or visit www. alz.org/Walk. FGCU Welcomes Global UGRAD StudentsTwo emerging youth leaders from Asia are studying this year at Florida Gulf Coast University as part of the U.S. Department of States Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). Rachana Nget of Cambodia and Isidora Danilovac of Serbia were chosen from thousands of students in underrepresented communities to participate in the program, which introduces international leaders to the U.S. educational system and American culture. The goal is to help promote mutual understanding and strong crosscultural ties between Americans and the people of other countries. Global UGRAD provides one year of non-degree study funded by the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). World Learning is one of the nonprofit organizations that administer Global UGRAD on behalf of ECA. Nget is a software engineering student who plans to promote computer education in parts of her country where people lack such skills. An active community member at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, she was nominated as one of 12 students to the universitys Cambodian Youth Association in December 2011. In the same year, the Institute of Foreign Languages in Cambodia presented her an award for outstanding academic achievement. At FGCU, Rachana expects to participate in community services related to health, education and music with the hope of taking home practical knowledge. Danilovac, a finance major, has conducted research into the relationship between inflation and government fiscal policy. She is an active member of the European Youth Parliament, an organization that raises socio-political awareness among young people. Danilovac also enjoys studying and snorkeling. Global UGRAD accepts fewer than 100 students each year. Selection is based on academic merit, community engagement and leadership skills. Following their exchange, students return home to pursue advanced degrees, obtain internships or work in community nonprofits, universities, government ministries or the private sector. The idea is to help the students gain in-depth exposure to key American values, said Timothy Gjini, associate director for FGCU International Studies. It will help fellows integrate into the community and meet American friends opportunities that international undergraduate students desire but cannot always find on their own. The UGRAD students are available to speak to local community groups. For more information, contact Timothy Gjini at 590-7690. Post Offices Offer Mammography For Breast Cancer Awareness Month Is it time for you to have your annual mammography? The U.S. Postal Service is offering a simple way to get it taken care of. The Radiology Regional Mobile Mammography Bus will be located at various post offices in Southwest Florida during October. The following dates and locations are scheduled for the Mobile Mammography Bus: Thursday, October 4 Coco River Post Office, North Naples, 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, October 11 North Fort Myers Post Office, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, October 22 Lehigh Acres Post Office, 8 a.m. to noon Monday, October 22 Page Field Post Office, Fort Myers, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 23 Downtown Fort Myers Post Office, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 Naples Main Post Office, 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, October 25 Cape Coral Central Post Office, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, October 29 Tice Post Office, noon to 4 p.m. Mammography is proven preventative healthcare, saving lives and making a difference in the long-term survival of those diagnosed with breast cancer. The baseline mammogram should be performed at age 40, unless the patient is high risk. Mobile Mammo is a great way to bring the convenience of annual screening to the workplace or your community. Based on census data, approximately 204,000 women in Lee County are of the age to be screened, but only 50,000 women are receiving this preventative healthcare. Walk in service is available but appointments are preferred! Call 239936-2316 today to schedule your appointment. Appointments are typically 20 minutes. Most insurances are accepted, discounted self pay pricing is available. Results will be mailed to the patient and physician within a few working days. The exams are read by local, board certified radiologists, including fellowshiptrained Womens Imagers. Every mammogram is analyzed by computer-aided detection, and then reviewed by the reading radiologist. No prescription is necessary for a screening mammogram. Run For Water At Cape HarbourThe third annual GROW Africa Run for Water 5K run will take place on Saturday, September 22 at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. People are invited to run or walk to help people in remote Africa receive their basic human right to water! GROW Africas mission is to provide wells, vaccines and food for farming in the remote villages and reduce death and disease while increasing quality and longevity of life. Its an evening run at 6 p.m. with a start and finish at Cape Harbour. An after-race party will be held at The Joint. Starbucks will provide Ethos Water to all runners and walkers as well as iced coffee after the race. Registration begins at 5p.m Awards will be given to males and females in the following categories: Overall Masters Grandmasters Senior Grand Masters Register online at www.GrowAfricainc. org by clicking Register Now. etting the home of your dreams starts with the right remodeler! our dreams ghtremo Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, Poo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! 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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time for the usually outspoken Lamb to be a bit more discreet. You still can get your point across, but do it in a way less likely to turn off a potential supporter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Good news: All that hard work you put in is beginning to pay off. But you need to watch that tendency to insist on doing things your way or no way. Be a bit more flexible. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to delay making a decision on the future of a long-standing relationship until you check out some heretofore hidden details that are just now beginning to emerge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your reluctance to compromise on an important issue could backfire without more facts to support your position. Weigh your options carefully before making your next move. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time for ambitious Leos or Leonas to shift from planning their next move to actually doing it. Your communication skills help persuade others to join you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Relationships -personal or professional -present new challenges. Be careful not to let a sudden surge of stubbornness influence how you choose to deal with them. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might need more facts before you can decide on a possible career change. But you should have no problem making a decision about an important personal matter. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Youre respected by most people for your direct, no-nonsense approach to the issues. But be careful you dont replace honest skepticism with stinging sarcasm. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A newly emerging situation could require a good deal of attention and some difficult decision-making. However, close friends will help you see it through. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family matters need 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) Of course you deserve to indulge yourself in something special. But for now, tuck that bit of mad money away. Youll need it to help with a looming cash crunch. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A temporary setback in your financial situation is eased by changing some of your plans. Youll be able to ride it out quite well until the tide turns back in your favor. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for understanding peoples needs. You have a low tolerance for those who act without concern for others. On Sept. 24, 1789, The Judiciary Act of 1789 is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices. By 1869 the number of justices was increased to nine. On Sept. 30, 1868, the first volume of Louisa May Alcotts beloved childrens book Little Women is published. Alcott dedicated most of her life and writing to supporting her family after her fathers failure at running Transcendentalist school. Her works include Little Men (1871) and An OldFashioned Girl (1870). On Sept. 28, 1901, Ed Sullivan, who would become the host of the long-running TV variety program The Ed Sullivan Show, is born in New York City. During the peak of its popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, Sullivans program showcased a wide range of entertainers, including The Beatles and Elvis Presley. On Sept. 29, 1913, Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from the steamship Dresden while traveling from Belgium to England. On Oct. 10, Diesels body was found in the water. Conspiracy theories began to fly almost immediately. Many people believed (and still believe) that Diesel was murdered. On Sept. 25, 1957, under escort from 1,000 paratroopers in the U.S. Armys 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent courtordered racial integration. On Sept. 26, 1960, for the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. John F. Kennedy debated Richard M. Nixon in a Chicago studio. Nixon refused to wear makeup. On Sept. 27, 1989, Zsa Zsa Gabor, on trial for slapping a police officer, storms out of the courtroom in the middle of the district attorneys closing argument. She had been pulled over for expired tags on her Rolls Royce, as well as having an open container of alcohol and an expired license. It was British playwright and noted wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. If youre like the typical human, your brain makes up only 2 percent of your bodys weight, but it uses about 20 percent of your bodys energy. Some people, it seems, have more money than sense. For example, in December of 2008, some unknown person paid $5,300 to buy a single tissue off eBay. What was so special about the tissue? Reportedly, it was used once by actress Scarlett Johansson. Fortunately, proceeds from the sale benefited a nonprofit organization. The average ant lives less than two months. Using leeches as a form of medical treatment is archaic, right? Maybe not so much. As recently as 2004, a request to market leeches as medical devices was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. When the infamous Titanic was being built, shifts were 14 hours a day, and workers only had one day off a week. Each day, each worker was allowed a total of seven minutes for bathroom breaks. Those who study such things say that marriages involving so-called mail-order brides have a lower rate of divorce than marriages that come about in more traditional ways. Among men, it seems, historically at any rate, that processes of co-ordination and disintegration follow each other with great regularity, and the index of the co-ordination is the measure of the disintegration which follows. There is no mob like a group of well-drilled soldiers when they have thrown off their discipline. And there is no lostness like that which comes to a man when a perfect and certain pattern has dissolved about him. There is no hater like one who has greatly loved. -John Steinbeck DID YOU KNOW 1. MOVIES: What was the name of Rockys boxing nemesis in Rocky? 2. MUSIC: Which 1980s rock band had a hit with the title Roxanne? 3. HISTORY: Where did the Battle of Waterloo take place? 4. SCIENCE: What does a mycologist study? 5. TELEVISION: What was the name of the boyfriend in the Gidget surfing series? 6. COMPUTERS: What does it mean when you get the message Error 404 on a computer? 7. LANGUAGE: What does the acronym radar stand for? 8. LITERATURE: When was The Cat in the Hat first published? 9. TEAM SPORTS: How many members does a cricket team have? 10. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago? TRIVIA TEST 1. Apollo Creed 2. The Police 3. Belgium 4. Fungi 5. Moondoggie 6. Webpage not found 7. Radio detecting and ranging 8. 1957 9. Eleven 10. Port of Spain. ANSWERS THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 201226 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Jose Valverde set the record for the Detroit Tigers in 2011 with 49 consecutive saves. Who had held the franchise mark? 2. How many times did Juan Gonzalez have more home runs than walks in a season during his 17-year major-league career? 3. Who is the only college football coach to win a BCS title with two losses? 4. In 2009-10, Aaron Brooks set a Houston Rockets record with 209 3-point field goals made. Who held the old record? 5. How many Edmonton Oilers have won the Calder Trophy as the NHLs top rookie? 6. Name the last female before Danica Patrick in 2012 to secure the pole in NASCARs Nationwide Series? 7. How many times did Chris Evert reach the womens singles final at Wimbledon, and how many times did she win?1. Willie Hernandez had 32 straight saves in 1984. 2. Seven times. 3. LSUs Les Miles, in the 2007 season. 4. Rafer Alston, with 192 in the 2006-07 season. 5. No Oiler has ever won the award. 6. Shawna Robinson did it in 1994, when it was the Busch Grand National Series. 7. She was in 10 nals between 1973 and 1985, winning three. ANSWERS


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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 201228 HELP WANTED 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.orgRS 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 239-878-4472RS 9/14 CC 10/5 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 Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 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. 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29 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED TO BUY FOR SALE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITYCASH 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, Includes Yard Maintenance; First, Last and Security. Call 917-669-3676. RS 9/21 CC 9/21 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 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 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 ESTATE SALE 28TH 29THqueen bed, sofa bed, chests, TV stand, furnture, fridge, bikes, household goods, garden accessories, CHATEAUX SUR MER WATCH for further instructions!! NS 9/21 CC 9/28 Jan 1, 2013 Cap gains Tax increase21.2% Long Term Cap Gains 40.8% Short Term Cap Gains2012 Tax Rate at 15% Reinvest with tax deductions & high income Buyfreight transport equipment $9,750 100% tax deduction Secured contractual income 13.5%800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 9/21 CC 9/21 IMPORTANT TAX ALERT! TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED S b tb InfrSfNn.b S b tb InfrSfNn.b fr bf tb r fr bf tb r Lfn fb tb f nfnn b bftbff b : C 395-1213 bf Infr, b 415-7732 Abf t R.LESS THAN $6 PER WEEK! CIRCULATION CIRCULATIONLink Up With The Best Community Newspapers in the Area! Our Circulation Is NOW Worldwide!


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 21, 201230 Hello, my name is Bing and I am a 3-yearold male reddish brown doberman/labrador retriever mix. I may not be a crooner like Bing Crosby, but I have an easy going personality like my namesake. When we meet, I will offer you my paw to shake because I like to show my good manners. You will see right away what a sweet handsome boy I am. 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 Shania and I am a 2-year-old spayed female black and white domestic short hair. Ive been at the shelter over six months waiting to find a new family. Im really a laid-back little kitty and irresistibly cute. My favorite things are hanging out with folks and other felines and listening to country music. 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. Shania ID# 530798 Bing ID# 544149 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: 134 FEET PERIWINKLE FRONTAGEVacant land ready to build. Located between Jacaranda restaurant and Huxters. Approximately 22444 square foot area or .54 acres. Impervious Area 10200 Sq. Ft. Approximately. Owner will consider build to suit. Sanibel Use Code Vacant Commercial. Numerous development possibilities. Visit Sanibel CODE OF ORDINANCES Sec. 126-491 For the many Permitted uses. Offered for $850,000 Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805.EAST END ISLAND LIVING AT ITS FINEST!This 3/2 pool home is located on a direct access canal and is truly a must see! This Island home features high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, over sized kitchen with stainless appliances, upgraded fixtures, granite surfaces, pantry and center island with plenty of cupboard space. Home also has a wood burning fireplace for the cool Island nights, 2 stage A/C systems (5 and 3 ton) for the hot island days, fire pit area, 10 thousand pound boat lift, sparkling pool, deeded beach access and lush landscaping all situated on a private road. Take a leisurely stroll to the Sanibel Marina and enjoy the fresh seafood at Grandma Dots restaurant. Offered for $959,000 Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540.BEACHWALK OF SANIBEL-LOT DWE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!! This is the last building site in the Beachwalk Development, a large corner lot in a great near beach location bordered by a conversation area. Package includes a larger, upgraded 3 bedroom 2 bathroom floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops and raised wood panel cabinets. Offered for $795,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597.BEST CAPTIVA GULF FRONT OPPORTUNITY IN YEARSPriced to sell at Land Value, this property offers you multiple options, renovate the existing 2 bedroom beachfront cottage and guest house,for great rental potential, or use the guest house while you build your beachfront Dream Home. You can always build an all new guest house and main house or just hold the property for future market appreciation. This property has an added feature, a 71-2 foot right of use access to Roosevelt Channel, so bring your kayak! Plans are available for a new main and Guest house or built to suite. Offered for $2,795,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805.LOGGERHEAD CAY #583Amazing GULF VIEWS from this 3rd floor condo. This unit is FULLY FURNISHED and just steps away from the sandy white beaches. Loggerhead Cay is one of the Islands most popular condominium complexes as it has AMENITIES GALORE! Community grills, shuffleboard, tennis courts are just a few of the many amenities available. This unit is quiet and features an open floor plan. Offered for $549,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLAS #5136Renovated and updated, this 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo capitalizes on waterfront views across lush green foliage with eastern exposure. The great room combines the living, dining and kitchen maximizing for a feeling of spaciousness and great light. The kitchen includes granite countertops and white cabinetry. The master suite is updated with West Indies flair. This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. With the investors or vacation home in mind, this condominium offers a strong monthly income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. Welcome to the Islands! Offered for $280,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. LIVE ON THE BAY WITH BEACH ACCESS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREETView encompasses a broad sweep of uninhabited, northern Sanibel Island and the broad channel leading out to Pine Island Sound. Landscaped grounds, gently curving driveway long enough for seclusion past palms, sea grapes to a circular drive. Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath located on the upper level offering privacy from the newly renovated living & dining rooms; screen enclosed round tower looks out to the large private pool & beyond a private sunning patio & boat dock. Offered for $1,799,999. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUB Experience stress free boat ownership with a great dockaminium featuring 5 star restaurant, Concierge service, Deli and catering, unlimited boat launching, beach area with Tiki hut and BBQ grills, 24 hour security complete washdown and engine flush after each use.#259 $49,900 reduced!! #278 $24,900 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 #159 $37,000 reduced! SUNDIAL G-201 Enjoy Gulf Views with your morning coffee! Very nicely appointed with king bed in the master suite, 2 full beds in the guest room and a pull out couch. Newer upgrades in the kitchen include, raised panel cabinetry, tray/crown moulding ceiling and solid surface counter tops with integrated sink. Offered for $539,000 Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272.SUNDIAL SPECIAL LOGGERHEAD CAY #462 Updated, furnished condo with beautiful courtyard views with an East end location. On-site management with amenities including a community pool, tennis courts and shuffleboard. Easy access to the Sanibel Causeway. Offered for $499,000. Contact Sharon Wise 239-849-9121.SOMERSET AT THE REEF Enjoy the great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully maintained, large property. Glassed in lanai providing additional living area to an already spacious and desirable floor plan. Large master suite and bath, second bath services the den (or 3rd bedroom) and the guest room along with an additional powder room. Available fully furnished and ready for you to move in. Offered for $1,225,000.00. Contact Linda Naton 239/691-5024.#5144For the early risers...enjoy the sunrise across the Sound. This end location offers additional side windows for the panoramic view. For the boaters...relax and enjoy the sailboats or other types pass by. For the naturalist...enjoy the enormous types of birds scoop up their last feeding. For the fisherman...abundance of fish with dolphin and manatee sightings! This 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath villa recently renovated with new living room furnishings, flat panel tvs, freshly painted and more. South Seas Island Resort offers a quiet refuge with secluded luxury, exclusive amenities, and abundant nature. Offered for $339,500 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 21, 201232