River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 38 SEPTEMBER 28, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Bird Patrol Tour At Lakes ParkMorning Meander, a nature walk with a bird patrol guide, will be offered on Saturday, October 6 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Participants should meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus Drive and turn right. Drive to the end of road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station. Arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. This free tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Parking at Lakes Park is $1 per hour or $5 for all day.For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576, or visit www.birdpatrol.org. Killdeer in flight Husband And Wife Art Exhibit: The Natural World As We See ItHusband and wife artists, Carl Schwartz and Celeste Borah, will have their first art show together from October 5 to 26 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. Meet the artists at the opening on Friday, October 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. during downtowns Art Walk. Schwartz is a nationally recognized painter and printmaker who has been a conspicuous presence in the local art scene thanks to his many exhibitions in Southwest Florida galleries and other venues, as well as his teaching painting and drawing. He first taught at Edison College and then, since the start of the art department, at Florida Gulf Coast University. Borah comes to her present vocation as a painter by way of commercial art. For 35 years, she was an art director at advertising agencies and retail outlets in New York City.continued on page 3 Garden Awakening by Carl SchwartzCoast To Coast Expedition Challenge To Launch During Calusa Blueway Paddling FestivalJoin spectators and adventure racers on Sunday, November 4 at the Sanibel Causeway to watch the departure of racers in the first-ever Coast To Coast Expedition Challenge, which will snake from Sanibel through the Everglades to end on Sunday, November 11 in Miami. The Paddle House, Race South Florida, Miami Rowing Club and the Volunteer Wilderness Alliance have joined to make possible The Paddle Houses Coast To Coast Expedition Challenge, a 240-mile self-sustained human-powered race featuring small non-motorized sailboats and paddlecraft. The route commemorates Juan Ponce de Leons discovery of Florida. Featuring historical, scenic and environmentally diverse ecosystems, the race will cover the route traversed by Ponce de Leons fleet in 1513. The start of the race happens during the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festivals closing afternoon on November 4. Racers will launch their boats at 2 p.m. from the Sanibel continued on page 7A Night Of Food, Wine And Entertainment At The 2nd Annual Cabaret & Cabernet From chocolate confections to corned beef sliders to glasses of cabernet, come join in for a night of entertaiment, complimentary libations and sweet and savory delights at the 2nd annual Cabaret & Cabernet at the Alliance for the Arts, benefiting the Young Artists Awards program. The event will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. continued on page 3 Course map of the 2012 CALUSUP Family Fun Race Gabriella Martina Peyton Davis


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Stout House On Larchmontby Gerri ReavesLarchmont Park was one of many subdivisions that opened as the 1920s boom got underway. Renowned city planner Herbert S. Swan had big plans for little Larchmont Avenue in his 1926 plan for Fort Myers. The one block between McGregor Boulevard and Euclid Avenue would be a 100-foot-wide southward-curving flourish at the western end of the public Riverside Drive. But like most of Swans plan, this grand idea for Larchmont was never realized. The 1926 hurricane and subsequent Great Depression saw to that. However, the relatively small neighborhood lying east of the Edison property would eventually be lined with private houses, such as the Nathan G. Stout house, pictured here in an undated photograph. Stout was the son of two important Fort Myers pioneers, Frank H. and Olive Stout, who arrived in 1885. The following year, they purchased the Fort Myers Press from Mrs. S.C. Cleveland, whose husband had founded the newspaper the previous year. Judge Stout went on to make history of his own. He worked in the family business until he sold the paper in 1914. He later served as city clerk and treasurer, tax assessor, and county judge, and later was a director of Lee Memorial Hospital and a school board trustee. He chose a wife who also came from a newspaper family. Ola McLeod, who came to Fort Myers in 1895, was the daughter of the founder and editor of two publications. In November 1948, the Stout house on Larchmont was the setting for a personally historic event, when the couple celebrated their fiftieth anniversary with an open house. Fort Myers was still small-town enough that no invitations were sent, but word went out for friends to drop by. In his long life, Judge Stout saw Fort Myers evolve from a pioneer town to a post-World War II sprawling city. He died one day before his 87th birthday in 1961. Today, there are no private residences on Larchmont where family celebrations are held. Much of the historic subdivision has been incorporated into the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Visit Larchmont Park and marvel at its transformations over the last 90 years. Then pop over to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the many subdivisions that sprang up in the 1920s. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where youll find enough to fascinate you for the next century. 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, the Fort Myers Plan by Herbert S. Swan, and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. The Stout property, like others in the historic subdivision, is now part of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates photo by Gerri Reaves The Nathan G. and Ola M. Stout house once stood in the 1920s subdivision of Larchmont Park 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 28, 20122


3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 From page 1Cabaret And CabernetFor $30 a ticket or $50 per pair, attendees will see award winning entertainment by Young Artists Awards performers throughout the evening in the main gallery of the Alliance as well as on the Foulds Theatre stage, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Hosting the evening is Stephanie Davis, the Downtown Diva. Featured will be award winning performances of singers, musicians, dancers and actors throughout the evening, including Noelle Aparte, Callie Atkinson, Sarah and Elisabeth Best, Hae-Yang Chang, Sarah Daigle, Peyton Davis, Gabriella Martina, Kaitlyn Nicolosi, Tommy Short and Hannah Steele. Tickets are still available by calling Young Artists Awards at 574-9321, clicking on the donate button at www. youngartistsawards.org, or by visiting the Alliance for the Arts in person at 10091 McGregor Boulevard. in Fort Myers. All the proceeds will go to student scholarships in the arts and will allow students in participate in our education, performance and scholarship program in 2013. Food as well as wine tastings will be provided by sponsors Total Wine & More, Norman Love Confections, Cohen and Cohen Catering, Jasons Deli, The Edison, Pizza 2000, and Marios. Original artwork by local artists, tickets to Universal Studios and Key West, gift certificates to area cultural events and restaurants, hotel stays, wine, theatre, music, health and art related baskets, and much more will be featured at the silent auction. The event is sponsored by Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists. Special thanks to 2012-13 season partners CenturyLink, The Bireley Family Foundation Arts Fund, Target, Publix Super Markets Charities, Florida Shores Bank, The City of Fort Myers, the Foulds Foundation, and the Southwest Florida Community Foundations-Arts and Attractions Fund. For more information about the event call 574-9321. Tommy Short From page 1Husband And Wife ExhibitThe artwork on exhibit will be of interest to all Floridians because it depicts the unique, natural surroundings from lush vegetation to grandiose skies. For more information, contact the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center at 333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com. After The Rain by Celeste Borah Military Support Program EventThe Military Support Program at Lee Memorial Health System was created in May 2003 to serve all local troops and their families while being deployed as well as to serve all local veterans returning back home to their community. Organizers are planning an event with the Disabled American Vets #108, Jewish War Veterans Post 400, Vietnam Brotherhood Bravo Company, Vietnam Veterans of America Firebase #594, Veterans of the Glen, American Red Cross, American Legion Post #38 and First Christian Church. The event is entitled 1st Annual Military Appreciation Day Stand Down 2012 for Veterans & Their Families. The event will focus on assisting our homeless veterans and returning veterans. This event will be held on Saturday, November 3 at First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Funds are being raised to purchase gift cards and merchandise at the PX store during this event. Some of the items that will be purchased are sneakers and/ or boots, pop top canned food, bungee cords, foot powder and small flashlights. Checks may be made out to LMHS Military Support, P.O. Box 2218, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Write Stand Down in the subject line of your check. Organizers will be more than happy to send you a receipt for your donation. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. The Lee Memorial Health System is a 501(c)(3), taxpayer ID #590714812. The LMHS Military Support Program provides support to the troops year-round and relies on community involvement and donations to meet the needs. The Military Support Program has sent 43,000 pounds of care packages and has sponsored more than 1,000 local troops and their families since its inception. For questions or more information, contact Kim Gaide at 343-2045. 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 T uesdays 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 nonslip 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.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 20124 A Visit To France Kindergarten StyleOn Friday, October 12, the tri-color French flag will once again be flying high over First Baptist Academy. The kindergarten students will take part in many French activities as a culmination of their social studies unit on France.First Baptist Academy strives to enable students to think biblically and critically as they encounter new information and face life experiences. Providing an enriched experience for students to learn about different customs, celebrations, and culture... helps strengthen the classroom to real world learning, says FBA Elementary School Principal Linda Shaw. The morning begins with all the kindergarten students bringing their bikes to school to participate in a Tour de France kindergarten style. Many shapes and sizes of twowheelers, three-wheelers and even big wheels will be seen cruising on a course around the campus. The students not riding, along with parents, will be waving French flags and cheering on the cyclists from the sidelines... just like they do along the French race route. The students will have an outdoor caf with tables set with checked tablecloths and filled with French treats: croissants, baguettes, cheese, sliced apples and grapes. The morning will conclude with a visit from Monet The famous painter will bring his easel and paints and begin an impressionistic painting for the children and parents. Dressed for the part will be former art teacher and now principal, Linda Shaw. Since being founded in 1996, First Baptist Academy has experienced rapid growth to become one of the largest, private Christian schools in the Naples area for preK 3-12 grades. Over 500 students are enrolled from throughout Southwest Florida, Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers. First Baptist Academy is accredited through Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Tour de France riders Lunch French style Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine STEM Team Offers Unique CompetitionThe educational and business communities of Southwest Florida are working with the STEM team of Southwest Florida to weave STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into the fabric of our community. As part of that effort, a coordinated series of events will give elementary, middle, and high school students the opportunity to enhance their skills. Each event has its own registration, rules and prizes. Each event also allows participants to accumulate transferable tour points that will be used to declare the overall winner April 6 at Florida Gulf Coast University. Here are the following challenges open to all students in Southwest Florida. All information is considered tentative until confirmed by each organizations website. October 6 Edison Ford Estates Students receive materials and directions to build three timed engineering challenges. Students must come prepared to problem solve, work as a team and think critically and creatively. Teams must register in advance and consist of a minimum of two students and a maximum of five students. For registration information contact the Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7491. November 10 Mariner High First Tech Challenge with Imaginarium Science Center High school students can build and/or watch robots compete in direct competition as part of a larger robotics league. Middle and elementary students have a comparable challenge that day as well. January 26 Algenol Stay tuned for solar boats or something new. March 9 Edison Collegiate High School Stay tuned for a chance to compete in a design/build, re-design/re-build engineering challenge. April 6 FGCU The STEM team of Southwest Florida will present awards for overall tour points and the Southwest Florida Solar Challenge culminates in a high school solar go-cart race. Tour points are accumulated by earning first, second or third place in your respective age division at individual events and by simply participating in any given competition. Different events award different levels of tour points so participation in many events is encouraged. The cumulative total of all points will be tallied and used to recognize a regional champion at the April 6 event. Details of the overall prize package are still being developed. So for now, enter and win as often as you can. For individual event rules, registration, locations, and other event specific information check the host organizations website. Teams may participate in some, all, or just one event. Events with first come, first served registrations will give preference to teams that have competed in the previous event. An eligible team should have two to five students with an adult sponsor and a team name. It is acceptable to change participating students from event to event but tour points and preferential registration will remain with the established team name and adult sponsor. Sponsors may be from a school, church, civic organization, or a parent. For more information visit the following websites: http://www.chamber-swflorida.com/ stem/history.html http://echslee.edison.edu/ http://www.algenolbiofuels.com/ http://www.edisonfordwinterestates. org/ http://mrh.leeschools.net/


5 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Fort Myers Public Art: Manuels Branch Bridgeby Tom HallManuels Branch is the name of a narrow creek that meanders westward along the southern boundary of Edison Park before it empties into the Caloosahatchee River. Where Cortez Boulevard crosses the stream, the roadway is supported by Manuels Branch Bridge. The bridge was selected in 2000 as the site for a memorial honoring Manuel A. Gonzalez, Fort Myers first permanent settler. The bridgeworks were made by local sculptor DJ Wilkins, who also made Uncommon Friends, Clayton, The Great Turtle Chase and The Florida Panther in or near Centennial Park, as well as 18 other public sculptures interspersed throughout the City of Fort Myers. He was hired for the project by the Fort Myers Beautification Advisory Board, which had also commissioned his other works. Wilkins skirted the bridge with 450 feet of ornate balustrade that contains raised reliefs of Manuel A. Gonzalez as well as hummingbirds, palmetto fronds, branches and leaves. Wilkins created the moulds for the balusters, bases and top rails by borrowing the pattern used by the WPA in the 1930s for the railings adjoining the Fort Myers Yacht Basin. Gonzalez first became acquainted with Fort Myers in the 1850s, when the sloop he captained delivered supplies and mail to the soldiers garrisoned there to corral and deport Seminole Indians so that cattle ranchers could take their land. After the fort was abandoned following the Battle of Fort Myers on February 20, 1865, Gonzalez returned to make this his new home. A quartet of people landed here, in what was at that time an untamed wilderness, wrote Gonzalezs son many years later. My father, Manuel A. Gonzalez; John A. Weatherford, an uncle of mine; Joseph A. Vivas, a friend of our family; and myself, MS Gonzalez (then but five years of age) constituted the quartet. The two Manuels stayed behind while Weatherford and Vivas sailed back to Key West for the quartets wives and household goods. During their three-week absence, father and son pieced together a home from what was left of the officers headquarters. Gonzalez went on to open a trading post on the corner of whats now Monroe and First, and his wife became the growing communitys first schoolteacher. In 1872, Gonzalez filed a claim under the Homestead Act to the property from Jackson Street to the creek that now bears his name. He built his home there, away from the bustle of the thriving cattle town, so it was only fitting that a memorial to Fort Myers first settler be created over the wooded creek he came to love. The Manuel A. Gonzalez Memorial Bridge is 100 yards southwest of Fort Myers High School, where Cortez Boulevard intersects with Manuel Drive. 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. Manuels Bridge taken from Fort Myers High School on Cortez RI V 10% OFF ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Oct 12, 2012 FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance Lunch, Dinner Snacks in Between 11am-10pm anc e c ce ce GPS Coordinates: www.nervousnellies.net 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach FREE EE MARINA DOCKAG E MA MA AR with Dock Attendan t And The New Waterfront Sky Bar Wh Wh Wh Wh Wh W Wh Wh er er er r er r er e e e e e e e it it t it it it it it s s s s s H ap ap ap ap py py py py H H H H ou ou ou ou o r r r r al l l l th th th h e e e e ti ti ti ti me me me me !! !! !! !! ! !


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 20126 Hortoons Costume World Tour, Show And Lunch October 4The Kennedy Kruisers of Cape Coral on Thursday, October 4 will head to Costume World in Pompano Beach for an all inclusive day of fun. Presented by the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, the adventure begins with a tour of The Broadway Collection, an astounding exhibit of the finest costumes ever brought to the Broadway stage by the most honored and respected designers in the history of the American theatre. Presented in a fully interactive environment, tours are led by knowledgeable and entertaining theatre professionals who give the visitor a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the work of iconic designers. After participants take a walk through the history of the American Musical Theatre, they will sit down to enjoy lunch and experience an amazing show to put the finishing touches on a wonderful day. Cost is $84 per member and $89 per non-member. Contact Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575 for reservations or more information. Junior League Of Fort Myers Announces Taste Of The TownThe Junior League of Fort Myers will again serve as host for the 30th Annual Taste of the Town, to be held on Sunday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Park in Downtown Fort Myers. Taste of the Town is Southwest Floridas largest outdoor food and entertainment festival drawing up to 10,000 people each year. The funds raised from this annual event go to support the Junior League of Fort Myers, whose volunteer mission provides thousands of dollars annually in volunteer services and donations to programs supporting women and children in the region. Taste of the Town continues to be an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts, said Nicole Brenner, 2012-13 president of the Junior League of Fort Myers. Funds from last years Taste of the Town are helping to fund the leagues new mobile food pantry, our ongoing activity mentoring at-risk girls in detention, a mini-grants program and many other service projects planned for 2012-13. For 30 years, the people of this community have supported us and we are very grateful to serve them. The admission price of $5 includes live entertainment, kids activities and over 40 local restaurants. Children under 12 enter free. Tickets for food and beverage are available inside the park for $1 each and traded to purchase food, dessert or alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. The Junior League of Fort Myers will also be accepting canned goods at the park entrance that will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. This year, the Junior League is welcoming back crowd favorites such as The Bubble Room, The Sandy Parrot and Pinchers Crab Shack. Last year, The Bubble Room sold out of its desserts within the first three hours! The Junior League is also introducing new restaurants this year, including Shoals at Sandy Butler and Fletchers. Major sponsors include NBC-2, The News-Press Media Group, Suncoast BeverageBudweiser, Pepsi, Seminole Casino, 95.3 The River, Y100, 105.5 The Beat, Cat Country 107.1, Clear Channel Radio, Victory Lane Chevrolet and Gulfshore Life. To purchase tickets online, register for the corn toss tournament or find out more event details, visit www.jlfm.org/?nd=taste. Junior League of Fort Myers Taste of the Town is its signature annual fund-raising event, where all monies raised are contributed directly back to our community through the leagues volunteer projects. Some of the organizations that have benefited from Taste of the Town funds include the Imaginarium, Franklin Park Elementary School, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Pine Manor Improvement Association, A.C.T. and many more. For more information about Junior League, call 277-1197 or visit www.jlfm.org. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-142 2 FREE Landsca p e C onsultation ! Visit our Website for more detail s l ms, P a l i ves, n at i o ns crot o a ds, bromeli a h es, b uttery bus h more & much m


7 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 OCTOBER 27, 2012 8AM FORT MYERS CENTENNIAL PARK United Way Plans Big CelebrationsThe United Way is planning big celebrations around the 201213 United Way campaign kickoff. The first is the campaign kick-off breakfast on Tuesday, October 23 at Harborside Event Center. The second is the gala benefit Sing United! organized by the local group Vocal Artistry on Sunday, October 28. Sing United! will premier Vocal Artistrys CD More Than Music, with proceeds benefitting the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. Vocal Artistry is a 22-person group that performs concerts reflecting various community causes, raises awareness and generate much needed funding for local non-profits. At the end of their first season, Vocal Artistry had raised nearly $10,000 for local not-for-profit community partners. The More Than Music CD promises to continue with that vision as Vocal Artistry has recorded music that reflects social causes and the needs of those in our community. Under the direction of artistic director Joseph Caulkins, Minister of Music for Fort Myers historic First Baptist Church, Vocal Artistry is dedicated to performing not only music of the highest quality but engaging your mind, soul and spirit through the power of music. The gala benefit will include a silent auction, refreshments and appetizers catered by Ruths Chris Steak House. It will be held on October 28 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for sale for $75 each online at www.sbdac. com. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Transportation Volunteers Needed Senior volunteers are needed for Dr. Pipers Faith In Action Program to transport the elderly who need a ride to the doctor, dentist, pharmacy, dialysis or other treatments. Volunteers drive clients only when it fits in with their schedules, and are located in same zip code. The reward is knowing you helped someone remain independent. Make a difference in your community and put your time and talents to use. Call Leslie Jander at 332-5346 or go to drpipercenter.org. Vocal Artistry From page 1Coast To Coast Expedition ChallengeCauseway as they follow the historic route toward Cape Sable, entering the Everglades at Ponce de Leon Bay before crossing Whitewater Bay and heading to Florida Bay. Mandatory check-in stops are at Chokoloskee and Flamingo. Here, paddlers have the advantage. Shallow waters and narrow passages present a special challenge to sailboats allowing paddlers an equalizing advantage on a common course. Facing challenges similar to those the fleet encountered, competitors will travel across Florida Bay to the upper keys before rejoining Ponce de Leons route past Santa Marta (now known as Key Biscayne) and their finish at Race South Floridas Warriors Challenge, a paddlesport race at the Miami Rowing Club on Virginia Key. The challenge must be completed in seven-days. Outside assistance is limited in scope. This is a self-sustained expedition challenge. Required checkpoint stops along the route and limited support. Competitors will be tracked, and spectators can follow their favorite racers via SPOT integrated tracking maps. In 2013, the race will be offered together with an expedition. The Viva Florida Expedition will be led by local guides offering local flavor and historical perspective. Participants are encouraged to complete the entire route but may join and leave at various segments throughout the route. The entire route will be covered in two-weeks and will be supported. The race and companion events the Calusa Blueway festival and Race South Floridas Warriors Challenge will showcase Floridas paddling and sailing opportunities from coast to coast, said event organizer Esther Alonso-Luft. Let the explorer inside you out for a modern-day adventure. Join us on the water or follow us from your computer or smartphone as we celebrate the discovery of Florida and the indomitable human spirit. Entry fee is $250 for first person and $100 for second in same boat. Racers are responsible for all equipment and supplies; pre-registration online at www. raceslf.com and click on registration. Racers must arrange for their own transportation to the start line. Vehicles may not be left on Causeway Island A overnight. The park and the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival are part of Lee County Parks & Recreation. More race details are available online at www.raceslf. com, call Esther Alonso-Luft at 786307-3816 or send an email to events@ thepaddlehouse.com. People looking for a pre-festival race can join in the Imperial River Challenge on Saturday, October 27 in Bonita Springs as part of the annual RiverFest event. Go to www.cityofbonitasprings.org or call 949-6262.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 20128 Along The RiverOn Friday, September 28, Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery reopens for the season with a grand reopening bash from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Fort Myers Beach hot spot offers something for everyone. Nellies serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eat inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside on the expansive patio overlooking the water. Enjoy live music and happy hour, all day every day, upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar. Free marine dockage with dock attendants assistance is available for patrons at Nellies Snug Harbour Marina. Parking for your car is also free if you dine at the restaurant. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Go to nervousnellies.net for a listing of nightly live entertainment. Call ahead seating is available at 463-8077. After a period in dry-dock, The Indian Princess has resumed operations. Sunset cruises are available on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29. Boarding time is 6:15 p.m. and the cruises run from 7 to 9 p.m. 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, however, 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 7658919 or go to www.indianprincessfortmyers.com. On October 13 and 14, Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers is offering a two-day/one-night/four-tank dive trip to Key Largo. Saturday consists of two easy afternoon dives on the Molasses Reef and/or the French Reef. On Sunday morning, a deep dive to the USCGC Duane is followed by a second shallow dive. The price is $179 per person, double occupancy. There are only 12 spots available, so call immediately for reservations. You must have an Advanced Diving certificate. For beginners, earn your Open Water Scuba certification with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com Live life in the raw at the Lazy Flamingo. With four great locations, the restaurant and bar now offers the Big Ten Network and $12 domestic buckets of beer. As local seafood lovers know, the Lazy Flamingo is a great place for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters on the half-shell, conch chowder and mussels marinara served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. The Lazys motto is, If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it underwater. The restaurant is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers. With four locations in Lee County, the fun, casual restaurant has developed a loyal fan base. For family outings, the little grown ups can choose from kid-approved dishes such as chicken fingers, pasta and hot dogs. All items on the childrens menu include a Lazy Flamingo flying disk and collectors cup. Dont have time to drive to Sanibel or Bokeelia for a Lazy fix? Stop by the Fort Myers location in the Bridge Plaza near the intersection of McGregor Boulevard and College Parkway. Happy hour is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 476-9000 or go to www. lazyflamingo.com Head to Nervous Nellies grand reopening bash on Friday. Be sure to bring your friends. Raw oysters, stone crab claws, fried grouper basket and ice cold beer at The Lazy Flamingo www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff S Rbt Cnfrbt Rbt Cnfrbt Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn 1 1 Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Gnn Dn G Gnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor LIFETIME WARRANTY LIFETIME WARRANTY vacations Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.


SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point The public is invited and many of these events are Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE UpcomingEvents (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionar y Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2256-12Oct 4Candidate Forum Candidates from Congressional District 19,Florida Senate District 30, and County Commission District 3will speak at the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Lee County. Candidates will make opening presentations and respond to questions. The forum is from 7pm to 8:30pm, and a meet and greet with the candidates will occur from 8:30pm until 9pm. Call (239) 489-8472 for more details.Oct 9,17&31Learn More About Shell Point at 10:00am.Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 for reservations.Oct 9 Shell Point Singers Fall Concert with Special Guests NorthStar Percussion at 7:15pm. Inspiration and entertainment will light up the stage as the 50+ voices of the Shell Point Singers present their annual fall concert with special guests North Star Percussion. While the Singers perform popular tunes, the percussionists entertain using their sticks and mallets. For more information, call (239) 454-2282.Oct11The Federal Budget 101at 7:00pm. We welcome Chauncey Goss who worked closely with Congressman Paul Ryan in the Office of Management and Budget. He established his own consulting firm in 2010 and provides analysis to help businesses address the economic policies emanating from Washington,D.C. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place. Oct 29Healthcare Implications and Challenges for Southwest Florida at 7:00pm. Jim Nathan, President and CEO of Lee Memorial Health System, will share his perspective of the complexities of healthcare and how they impact Southwest Florida and the implications of the current political activities. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Nov 2&3 Craft Bazaarfrom 10am to 3pm. Attend the annual Shell Point Holiday Craft Bazaar, hosted by The Shell Point Crafters Group, to view and purchase a variety of crafts, art, and jewelry, all handmade by the many talented crafters at Shell Point. The free event will be held in The Woodland Commons at Shell Point. For more information call (239) 454-2290. FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! Join us from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Shell Points Fall Open House offers guests an opportunity to learn more about the services and amenities offered in the resort-style lifecare community through tours, presentations, and interactive events. Stroll through furnished models, meet retirement counselors and residents, and simply enjoy the beautiful setting. Forinformation, (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. FREE! FREE!9 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012


Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. 226-0900, Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail. com, Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 220-8519 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue ofcontinued on page 11THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201210


11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 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. SFCAS Cross Country Team Gives Back By Helping Food BankFifteen members of the cross country team from Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) visited the Harry Chapin Food Bank on September 15. While there, the students along with their coach packed 3,000 pounds of rice and beans. This is SFCAs second consecutive year to help the food bank. Community involvement is very important to the school. Members of SFCAs cross country team volunteering at the Harry Chapin Food Bank Part 2 of 2Confederate Cemetery Restorationsubmitted by Robert Gates, Historian Commander, Maj. W.M. Footman Camp #1950 Fort Myers,On September 13, the Major William M. Footman Camp #1950 Sons of Confederate Veterans began the following Fort Myers Cemetery project: 10 Confederate iron crosses sanded, cleaned, primered and painted; four remain to be painted; 40 Confederate graves mapped, documented, confederate first national flag on site; Four Union soldiers/sailors recorded; One unknown CSA recorded, as well as CSA soldiers William Lopez, John Hall and Henry Hall; and The unknown graves of eight more confederate soldiers and sailors identified as well as four more Union (Yankees). This is what we do perpetuate, protect and honor our ancestors who fought and served so gallantly for honor, home, liberty and against tyranny. To all who have participated or helped in the major William Footman Camps Fort Myers Confederate grave project, thank you. There is still more work to be done; we need to have the unknown confederate headstone changed to Unknown Confederate(s). One of the graves being identified and preserved as part of the project Southwest Florida Symphony Society To Hold Pub Olympics In Cape CoralThe Southwest Florida Symphony Society says the Olympics are not over. As a matter of fact, on Sunday, September 30 from 4 to 9 p.m., competitions will be taking place at the Dublin Ale House in Cape Coral. The Pub Olympics is the first of this seasons fundraisers to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony. It will feature a full dinner buffet with main courses of bangers, shepherds pie and fish & chips, along with a very special dessert. A beer tasting will be taking place during dinner featuring a sample of your choice of five draft beers. Participants select the two they like most and receive tickets to redeem them for pints when they are ready for them. The Olympics portion of the event includes competitions in foosball, darts, pool and shuffleboard. On hand will be coaches for each competition who will be encouraged to take bribes from competitors to insure winning. Such bribes will go to the Symphony Society. Medals of gold, silver and bronze will be awarded plus prize packages featuring keepsakes to remember the event. For those who are not into sports, jazz will be the featured genre with music played by the Symphonys Jazz Trio featuring Alex Albanese on bass and Todd Betz on drums. The Dublin Ale House is located at 1708 Cape Coral Parkway West. The all-inclusive cost is $45 per person. Reservations are required and space is very limited. For your convenience, reservations can be made by visiting the Symphonys website at www.swflso.org, on the Societys Facebook page, by calling 418-0996 with your credit card or mailing a check to SWFLS Society, Attn: Pub Olympics, 12651 McGregor Blvd, Unit 4-403, Fort Myers, FL 33919.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201212 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 48 1-47 33 12600 McGre g or Blvd, Ft M y er s www. scuba vi ced iv e r s com S wim with the Fishe s Redfish Action Just Keeps Getting Betterby Capt. Matt MitchellSeptember continued to live up to its billing this week with some of the biggest redfish so far this year being caught. Oversized redfish fishing will only get better and better from now until Thanksgiving as we move into the peak time for this event, better known among local anglers as Red October. This annual run of big redfish is now in full swing and can be enjoyed just about anywhere from the passes, piers and bridges all the way to your favorite local sandbar or flat. Anglers fishing from boats and from the shoreline will all be getting in on the fast paced action for at least the next month. These big schools of almost adult redfish generally are in the 30to 35-inch size range. They are schooling up and moving from our estuaries out through the passes to join the Gulf of Mexico mature spawning stock of red drum. Finding a school of these redfish in shallow water some days can be as easy as watching a school of baitfish shower as it tries to escape the feeding coppercolored mass. If you are lucky enough to locate a school of these redfish, the bite is non-stop with every bait put out in front of the school inhaled as the fish compete for the easy meal. To get the most action out of a shallow water school, keep as much distance from the fish as you can so as not to spook them. A trolling motor or push pole works the best. Often you can stay with a shallow water school for quite some time or until the fish hit the deeper water and drop off out of sight. In deeper water you will often not even see the redfish and could find them packed tight on a dock at the pass or just off the intracoastal. Some deeper places that hold these schools of oversize redfish every year include the docks around Captiva Pass and Redfish Pass, deep edges of the bars south of Useppa Island and the tip of Captiva Rocks. Docks around the Sanibel Causeway and mouth of the river can also be awesome fishing as these fish push out towards the gulf at all our local inlets. Some of the most wide open, oversize redfish action I can remember as a kid growing up was at the Sanibel Pier. Big schools of way oversize redfish would be bending every rod on the pier. Any bait, live or dead, would get a hook-up before it even made it to the bottom. This crazy pier bite usually happens on the outgoing tide through most of September and October. Whether you catch these big redfish in the shallow or in deeper water please handle them with care. Be take the extra time to make sure they are fully revived and swim off unharmed as they are the future of our redfishing for many years to come. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Capt. Charlie Ellis, over from Miami to fish with his dad, Dr. Ken Ellis, with an oversize redfish caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week


13 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Babies And More Babiesby Patricia MolloyStudents and volunteers work around the clock to feed orphaned youngsters like raccoons, baby birds and dozens of little squirrels. The raccoon ( Procyon lotor) room contains a number of little bandits that chatter day and night. They are generally orphaned; incidents of rabies and distemper are low in baby raccoons (i.e., muzzles not required). They are also tube fed and/or bottle fed a milk supplement until they transition to solid meals similar to those fed to the opossums. The baby squirrel room is full of incubators to keep the youngsters warm and comfortable. They are tube fed three to four times per day Fox Valley formula, a milk replacer specifically designed for baby squirrels, eastern cottontails and opossums. Once the healthy squirrels are weened and can eat soaked monkey biscuits, vegetables and fruit, they will be transferred outside. CROW hopes to release them within three months. With the help of extra volunteers, one of the baby rooms was thoroughly disinfected this weekend to combat a respiratory illness that appears to be affected both baby birds and squirrels. It takes weeks or months for the babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. With baby season just beginning, you can do your part in helping local wildlife by donating items on the clinics wish list: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), wild bird seed, bleach, fragrance-free laundry detergent, new or gently used bath and hand towels, red heat lamps (250W), garbage bags (42 gallons) and ceramic crocks of all sizes (ramekins, etc.). 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 PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. This young squirrel is being tube fed a special milk formula This little bandit is far from being weened These little ones will miss out on learning from their mother how to hunt and forage 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. 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 Guided WalksLee County Parks & Recreation announces the return of free seasonal guided shoreline walks. Barrier Islands Guided Walk Follow a guide through Bowditch Point Park. Learn the importance of the barrier islands, their unique ecosystem, and how they protect the mainland. Explore the beachfront tropical hardwoods, coastal scrub, and wetland plant communities. Weekly walks will resume for the season on Tuesday, October 23 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and continue each week through April. Parking is $1 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation parking sticker. Meet on the upper patio for this free walk. Bowditch Point Park is at the north tip of Estero Island. Low Tide Loafing at Sunset A Guided Exploration Join a naturalist guide and explore the mud flats to see what mysteries the low tide uncovers at sunset. Bunche Beach is a perfect spot to explore and learn about the amazing variety of shore birds, shells, and possibly spot a manatee or dolphin playing along the shore. Bring a camera, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. The next walks are scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, November 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. Bunch Beach Preserve is at 18201 John Morris Road. Meet at the picnic tables on the beach. The walk is free. There is a $1 per hour parking fee. Bird Patrol Tour Bunche Beach is known as one of the best birding sites in Lee County. Join Lee County Bird Patrol volunteers on this free tour as they share information on the contribution birds make to the delicate balance of our ecosystems. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. The next tours will be on Saturday, October 20 and Saturday, November 17 from 8 to 10 a.m. Meet at the picnic tables on the beach. This is a free walk. There is a parking fee of $1 per hour. Visit www.birdpatrol.org for more information or call 533-7444.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201214 Plant SmartNickerbeanby Gerri ReavesNickerbean (Caesalpinia bonduc) is a vine-like shrub with many winning qualities. However, its typically known only for is its tendency to aggressively take over and cover surrounding vegetation. The thorny stems, which can be two inches in diameter, will spread up to 20 feet and even climb into the crowns of trees to shade them out. Despite its bad reputation and need to be controlled, this sprawling shrub has positive attributes. This Florida native is typically found in coastal areas, including beach dunes, mangroves, hammocks and other habitats in South Florida, the Florida Keys, parts of the West Indies and Hawaii. It is highly saltand drought-tolerant. This member of the pea family helps protect soil in forests and provides cover for wildlife. The larvae of the rare and imperiled Miami Blue butterfly use it as a food source. The plant has medicinal uses, too. The bark is used to treat malaria and the leaves to relieve toothaches. The leaves are as long as 15 inches and comprised of four to eight pairs of leaflets of one to two inches long. Throughout the year, clusters of fivepetaled yellowish brown flowers appear intermittently. The fruit is quite a curiosity a large prickly pod that ripens from green to reddish brown before turning dark. Up to four inches long, the pod splits open to reveal the seeds, which turn from drab green to gray with sun exposure, thus the other common name, gray nickerbean. The common name derives from a Jamaican word, nicker, which is thought to derive from the Dutch word knikker, which is a baked clay marble. The pretty marble-like seeds are oval and about three-fourths of an inch wide. They are used in jewelry-making, in games, and even as pet objects, goodluck charms or prayer beads. Sources: The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, www.fs.fed.us, sfrc.ufl.edu, and lee.ifas.ufl.edu, Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, lowmaintenance South Florida landscape. Native nickerbean is a vine-like shrub with distinctive prickly seed pods photo by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsRock PlantsBy Justen DobbsDid you know that rock walls and water features can be adorned with tropical plants? Thanks to the thousands of tropical plants available for sale these days and our sub-tropical climate here in south Florida, the average homeowner now has many options with regard to landscaping, even in placed you never before thought possible! Did you know that there are plants that literally grow right on rocks? This can be seen much more frequently in tropical countries in South America and Southeast Asia. A plant that is able to grow on rocks, without any soil, is a saxiphytic plant. These plants actually root onto the rocks simply for support while gathering their water and nutrients entirely through the leaves. Bromeliads are the most common type of plant that does this, but there are others as well, such as ferns, grasses, cycads, etc. While rock used in walls, water features, and other hardscape can be colorful and ornamental, it is always neat to add a splash of color to it as well. Sometimes growing plants on your rock features can have added benefits such as erosion control, a nesting place for small animals, and a great conversation piece for you and your guests. Go by your local nursery or shop online for epiphytic plants and, while they are not necessarily ubiquitous, they can be found if you search hard enough. Once you have your plant, you will want to secure it into your rock feature or hardscape. To do this, leave some soil on the roots (or whatever it was growing in), and stick the base of the plant into a crack or hole in your rock feature. Make sure the plant is facing upwards at least a little bit so that it can catch rain water and falling debris for food. Also make sure that the plant is very secure because our Florida thunderstorms can knock it off easily if we get a downpour. Lastly, check the plant often for the first few months to make sure it has not moved and also that it is pushing out new roots for support. If you secure your plant into a water fall or other feature connected to your pool or Jacuzzi, it must not get splashed too much by the chlorinated water that is cycling through. All pools and waterfalls that are not natural have some type of chlorine in them which will kill surrounding plants if they are splashed too much. Now your entire yard can be covered in tropical color and cascading plant life! Get creative. Move things around. See what does well and what doesnt in your yardthats part of the fun. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. These bromeliads have rooted to this rock wall and will form large, colorful clusters These colorful plants have been planted right into crushed shell no soil needed


15 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Texas Holdem Bikers For Babies Fort Myers Harley-Davidson recently held their second annual Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament on September 13. With a total of 22 registered players, event organizers announced that they collected $1,300 for the Bikers For Babies event benefiting the March of Dimes. This annual fundraising event was made possible with the help of supporting local businesses including: Texas Roadhouse (food supplier), Fuel Tap & Tavern (beverage provider) and Marcel with House of Cards, who provided the official poker tournament rules and guidelines for all participating players. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com or www. nacersano.org. Trent Howe from March of Dimes and Scott Fischer of Scott Fisher Enterprises Megan Koelble, Pat Goodell and Lana Vantine of Fort Myers Harley-Davidson Poker tournament tables were busy throughout the September 13 fundraiser DAmbrosio To Perform With Symphonic ChoraleThe Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida welcomes Broadways longest running Phantom of the Opera, Franc DAmbrosio, to the stage of Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m. The Iron Man of the Mask will bring songs from The Great White Way, along with stories of how he was discovered in the chorus of his first Broadway show, how he was cast as the opera-singing son of Al Pacino in Godfather III, and how he studied voice with Luciano Pavarotti. The Symphonic Chorale will sing a selection of Broadways greatest hits. The night before this special concert, DAmbrosio will hold auditions for two local singers who will perform with him on stage as Christine and Raoul in a song from Phantom. All auditioners will benefit from DAmbrosios vast experience as he conducts a master class. The audition will occur at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 and is open to singers age 18 and older. Tickets for The Phantom and Friends: Franc DAmbrosios Broadway are available through the Barbara B. Mann box office at 481-4849 or 800-440-7469. For audition requirements, call the Symphonic Chorale at 560-5695. Reservations are suggested. Walk-ins will be on a space available basis. Call To Artists For Plein Air FestivalThe 3rd annual plein air festival, titled Paint the Beach... Sandcastles to Shrimpboats, will be held on Fort Myers Beach November 5 to 11. All local artists are invited. There will be over $2,500 in cash and prizes awarded. The judge this year is Kevin Dean, director of Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art & Design. The awards ceremony and preview collectors gala will be held on November 9. Artists will paint throughout the town of Fort Myers Beach and festivities will be held at Santini Marina Plaza on Estero Boulevard. The festival is hosted by Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish-Tale Marina. This is a non-juried event open to artists over the age of 18. There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $40 with a $10 late fee after October 30. A separate Quick Draw competition will be held on November 10 with a $10 fee. See www. fortmyersbeachart.com for complete details and registration. Maximum of 60 artists. Proceeds help support the promotion education, appreciation and study of the arts in the Town of Fort Myers Beach.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201216 Last Chance To See Alliances Fly Me To The Moon ExhibitionThroughout the month of September, an exhibition titled Fly Me To The Moon is on display in the main gallery at the Alliance for the Arts. The exhibit features 32 paintings and mixed media works by Lee County art students. They were created following the theme, How would you get to the moon? and were displayed for a year at the Southwest Florida International Airport before coming to the Alliance. They are for sale via silent auction, with bids starting at $125, but will only be available until Saturday, September 29. A portion of each sale directly benefits schools art programs, so be sure to stop by to make a bid on your favorite piece before its too late. This is a rare opportunity to get a great piece of original artwork, and support art education in Lee County at the same time. Fly Me To The Moon is part of Art In Flight, a partnership between the Alliance for the Arts and the Lee County Port Authority, which brings art to public spaces at Southwest Florida International Airport. For more information, visit www.artinlee.org/ public-art or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Brochure artwork for the Fly Me To The Moon exhibition One of the student artworks One of the student pieces from the exhibit A submission from a student One of the student exhibitsShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Fort Myers Beach Art Association Fall Workshops And Paint The Beach Fort Myers Beach Art Association will host watercolorist Steve Rogers for a workshop in November. This will be the first of three famous artists to teach at the working gallery. Registration is being taken now for the four-day session. Rogers is known for his vibrant and breathtaking marine and Mediterranean landscapes, and this workshop will devote time to painting boats and their reflections. His Painting Light and Color in Watercolor workshops will take place from November 12 to 15. Cost is $295 for members and $325 for non-members. Contact Carol Bertino at 609-412-7843 or ca.bertino@comcast.net to reserve your space as soon as possible. Rogers will conduct a demo on Sunday, November 11 from 4 to 6 pm. The demo is free to workshop participants, and is $10 for all others. Members Joan Stobart and Kathrine McMahon will be teaching drawing and painting respectively just in time for the competition Paint The Beach: Sandcastles To Shrimpboats... A Plein Air Festival in Fort Myers Beach, being held from November 5 to 11. This is the third annual competition which is now a national event featuring over 50 talented artists who paint then show their work in the festival tent at Santini Marina Plaza. Collectors can have first choice at the gala preview party on November 9 and enjoy wonderful food provided by restaurants in the plaza. A quick draw competition will be held in Times Square on Saturday morning followed by judging at the festival tent. Music, refreshments, a childrens creation station and more will continue throughout the day. Check out www.fortmyersbeachart.com to see all the artistic events happening this season. Until Thursday, October 18, the working gallery on Donora and Shellmound will be open during the hours of 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Thursdays only. After October 18, hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on shows or classes, call the gallery at 4633909 or see website at www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Painted Clothing From Presidential Visits Now Recycled Into ArtLeoma Lovegroves exhibit, In Our Lives, at the Sidney Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, will continue through the end of September. Thirtyfour pieces of art on canvas make up the exhibit. Most are new works. To stay in the spirit of fashion week at the SBDAC, Lovegroe took apart clothing she had created and worn to various dignitary events throughout the years. I kept all the jackets and since the style of the pants were outdated I got to keep the art by recycling the pants into hang-able art instead of wearable art, she said. She added that the exhibit includes more connections such as President Jimmy Carter, Sir Paul McCartney, President George W. Bush Library, Sir Richard Branson and more. I always paint up a new outfit for special events and now I get to recycle my wardrobe as more art she added. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information contact Melissa Dehaven at 333-1933. Papa Was a Rolling Stone (mixed medium on canvas, 12 x 12, collage with Rolling Stones and Sam Galloway, Jr.) by Leoma Lovegrove Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! WE NOW HAVE WE NOW HAVE THE BIG TEN NETWORK & THE BIG TEN NETWORK & $12 DOMESTIC BUCKETS $12 DOMESTIC BUCKETS Reflections of Morning by Steve Rodgers


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201218 Alliance For The Arts October Events And ExhibitsAlliance for the Arts events and exhibitions happening during the month of October will include: State Of Mind: Politics 2012 Juried exhibition running October 5 to November 7. Opening reception will be held on October 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Member Gallery: Sandi Orgovan Theater Lobby: Ernest Settani Once again, we are facing a presidential election and tensions are high. State Of Mind is the opportunity to show your politically/socially-conscious artwork. If thats not your typical subject matter, this is your chance to explore your inner activist. Choose your issue and start creating! This is a juried show. Entries will be judged on quality of work and relevance to theme, not by political views. State Of Mind: Politics 2012 Juror Walk & Talk will be held on October 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. Join juror Pat Collins for a discussion about the work in the October exhibition. Cabaret & Cabernet Saturday, October 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $30 per ticket or $50 per couple. Presented by Young Artists Awards. Come enjoy performances on the stage and in the gallery, as well as complimentary libations and sweet and savory items provided by Total Wine & More, Norman Love Confections, Cohen & Cohen Catering, The Edison, Jasons Deli, Marios and Pizza 2000. A silent auction featuring trips, tickets to area cultural events, artwork, and more will be held to benefit Young Artists Awards student scholarships in the arts. The event is sponsored by Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists. Call 574-9321 for more information or to purchase tickets. Italian Festival Sunday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is a $5 suggested family donation. Experience Italian culture with live music, hearty food, traditional vendors and decor to place you in the heart of Italy. Presented by The Rotary Club of Fort Myers. Tower of Magic by Tess Light October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m.; matinee on October 21 at 2 p.m. Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. For one thing, her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. For another, her intended husband doesnt even know her real name. Winner of Theatre Conspiracys 14th annual new play contest. Individual tickets are $20; discounts are available for Alliance members, season ticket holders and groups. Call 936-3239 to purchase tickets or for more information. Pride Fest Saturday, October 13 from noon to 5 p.m. An outdoor festival uniting and supporting the LGBT communities of Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. Presented by Pride-SWFL, Inc. Bluegrass Concert In The Foulds Theatre Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. Featuring the Naples-based bluegrass group Captain Joe and the Bottom Feeders takes to the stage at 2PM, followed by the well-known Fort Myers bluegrass band The Bugtussle Ramblers, and then finally Larry Wilson and Thunder Mountain Railroad. Admission is $7 at the door or $5 for Alliance members. Fall For The Arts Free Family Festival Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall For The Arts is an annual family festival showcasing the local arts and cultural community at the beginning of the 2012-13 season. Get up close with the many organizations and artists that help make Southwest Florida such a great place to live. See performances on the amphitheater stage. Kids can take part and win prizes playing great games, make their own works of art at the creative stations and participate in the Fall For The Arts Coloring Contest. There will be food and drinks for sale, including BBQ, a Kona Ice truck and a dunk tank. GreenMarket at the Alliance Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking by local chefs. Free Weekly Yoga Sessions During GreenMarket Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Join registered yoga teacher Anna Withrow for free yoga sessions beneath the shade trees during GreenMarket. No reservations are required. The sessions are suitable for all levels and beginners are welcome. Supervised children are also encouraged to join in. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. Captain Joe and the Bottom Feeders Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Halloween and Thanksgiving Card Crafts 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 4 Tired of the same old commercial greeting cards? Create your own! Make exciting cards your friends and family will love. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Beading Fun: Halloween Spider 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 5 Wow your friends with this new project! Even if you already have a beading project going, youll still want to come and make a new treasure for your collection. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Family History Month 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 Speakers include Carolyn Ford, Lee County Genealogical Society, and Bryan Mulcahy, Reference Librarian, Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library This series will help participants identify ancestors, including tips for organizing information and conducting research using online sources, various repositories, and a variety of print materials. October 6: Evaluating and keeping track of collected information. Are additional facts needed? Is the information reliable? Is it easily accessible when you need it? October 13: Identifying an ancestors location using courthouse records. October 20: Using censuses and census substitutes to fill in the blanks. October 27: Identifying major records in immigration research. Advanced registration is required. Book Discussion: Stuart Kaminskys Bullet For A Star Noon on Wednesday, October 17 Have you met? We all have favorite authors but finding new authors to love can be a fun part of the book discussion experience. This year we will read the first novel of an authors series. Join us this month for a discussion of this first novel in Kaminskys Toby Peters series. Small Business Series: The Secret to Writing a Business Plan 2 p.m. on Monday, October 22 Learn the tips of writing the mission, objective and business description for a successful business plan. Registration is requested. Family Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 18 and 25 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Children Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 8 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Wacky Wednesday: Native Dancers Craft 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31 Create a pair of colorful Native Dancer puppets. We will provide all the necessary supplies. You can provide the talent. The puppets are for you to make and to take home to enjoy. Registration is required. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 8 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Teen One Book One Community Lauren Olivers Before I Fall Challenge: Write A New Ending 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10 Write a new ending to the teen book Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver in 250 words or less. Submit your ending for review before todays program and a prize will be rewarded for the best New ending. We will read a few and have some listed for those to pick for alternate endings. Snacks will be provided. Register online today! Halloween Party For Teens 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24 Zombie yourself... laugh... come dressed if you like... lights will be dimmed. We will make you into a zombie and it takes only minutes to do! Come tell a scary story or suggest one for us to read, Your zombie picture will be provided at the end of the program or we can send it to your Facebook page. Register online today. The Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.lee-county. com/library to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program.


19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 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. Tapa Hop On The Beach A SuccessThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce held its 10th annual Tapa Hop on September 19. Tapa hoppers were transported by trolley to the six participating locations, who provided a variety of tapas. The event included a poker run while a generous supply of prizes was awarded at the conclusion of the event. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events and tourist information. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Chamber President Bud Nocera was assisted by Eric Tibbs in announcing prizes and money awards during the conclusion of the Tapa Hop at Big Game Waterfront Grill Tapa Hop trolley host Robb Capps and chamber chair-elect Norma Jean Pevey were active participants in the annual event Tapa Hop prize committee members Denice Knudson and Robb Capps Crispy Prosciutto and Avocado Crostini 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 3-inch pieces 1 medium baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch-thick rounds Extra virgin olive oil for brushing 2 cloves garlic 2 avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled Salt Freshly ground pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange prosciutto in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp; let cool. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush with oil. Bake until light golden brown around edges. Rub bread with garlic cloves. Mash avocados with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Spread avocado on baguette slices. Top each with a piece of prosciutto and serve. Yields 24 servings. Crispy Prosciutto and Avocado Crostini Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201220 Last Place Finish Not Expected For The Miami Marlins After Spending $191 Million During The Off Seasonby Ed FrankTheres misery in Miami that is the miserable Miami Marlins baseball team that is certain to finish in last place in the National Leagues Eastern Division. The Marlins started the week with a four-game losing streak, a season record of 66-87 and a whopping 26 1/2 games behind first-place Washington. This, after the team spent $191 million in the off season to sign three All-Stars: shortstop Jose Reyes, closer Heath Bell and veteran starting pitcher Mark Buehrle. Now, rumors are swirling that manager Ozzie Guillen could be on his way out after just one year of a four-year, $10 million contract. And Ozzie doesnt appear too upset if given the door and pocketing the remaining $7.5 million in his contract. Never shy and often in trouble for his outlandish remarks, here is what Guillen said recently: Can I say something about those rumors? Ha, ha, ha. I laugh at all that (expletive). I dont worry about that. The last thing that goes through my mind every day (is) if Im going to have a job next year. If Jeffrey (Loria, the owner) thinks I dont do the job I should do, its not the first time hes fired a manager. Look yourself in the mirror and ask why so many (expletive) managers come through here. Since Loria took control of the team in 2002, the Marlins have had six different managers. Guillen is probably not entirely to blame for the Miami misery. Perhaps more to blame is Larry Beinfest, president of baseball operations, who is responsible for assembling the Marlins roster. The team is near the bottom of most Major League records including runs scored (27th out of 30) and 21st in pitching, with a team ERA of 4.12. They have hit only 50 homers in 75 games at the spanking new Marlins Park. The All-Star closer Bell has a 5.19 ERA with only 19 saves out of 26 opportunities. Buehrle has a 13-13 record and a 3.84 ERA this season, respectable figures for a team that has won such few games. After a slow start, Reyes has upped his batting average to .285 and has driven in 56 runs. More disappointing, however, is the season-long performances of other Marlin regulars such as third baseman Hanley Ramirez (.246 batting average) left fielder Logan Morrison (.230) and pitcher Josh Johnson (8-13). Guillen talked the Marlins management into acquiring troubled pitcher Carlos Zambrano from the Chicago Cubs, with the Cubs paying most of his $18 million salary. Demoted to the bullpen halfway through the season, Zambrano has a 7-10 record and a 4.49 ERA. Dont be surprised if Loria cleans house at the seasons end by dumping not only Guillen but Beinfest as well. Despite the poor performance of the Marlins, attendance is up considerably this year thanks to their beautiful new stadium located in Miamis Little Havana. Through those 75 home games, the Marlins have drawn 2,051,054 fans, a sizeable improvement from 1.5 million fans for 80 games last season. They rank 18th in Major League attendance, up from 28th a year ago. Stay tuned for the next chapter in Marlins baseball. Best guess there will be a whole lot of changes soon. Breakfast With The BladesThe National Hockey Leagues Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate and 2012 Kelly Cup Champion Florida Everblades team will make a very special appearance to the Southwest Florida community on Sunday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs in support of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Breakfast With The Blades, this year featuring the theme The Wonders of The West, includes a full hot breakfast, a meet-and-greet autograph session with the Everblades and the opportunity for guests to bid on some of the most exclusive auction items available, including hand-signed memorabilia from the worlds of sports and entertainment, tickets to top sporting events, gourmet dinners and trips and travel to some of the most desirable destinations around the globe. Picone Financial Partners is the presenting sponsor of the event. Former Everblades star and jersey-retiree Tom Buckley of McWilliams, Buckley & Associates will serve as honorary chairman. Tickets to the event are $100 per adult and $50 for children under 12. Gross proceeds from the event will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a private donor and will support the new medical facility for children and their families from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Also supporting the event proceeds is a chance drawing to win one of three luxury trips to The Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas or The Arizona Biltmore Hotel & Spa in Phoenix. All packages include roundtrip airfare for two. Only 250 chance drawing tickets will be sold. The tickets for the drawing are $100. The Childrens Hospital is expanding to better meet the needs of the Southwest Florida young family population and to offer additional sub-specialties not currently available in the pediatric clinical care areas. The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is seeking to raise $125 million to build the new state-of-the-art pediatric health care facility scheduled to open in 2016 on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. For further information, to purchase chance drawing tickets or to register to attend the 5th Annual Breakfast With The Blades, contact Jeannie Cummings, senior director marketing and public relations for the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, at 343-6060 or Jeannie. Cummings@leememorial.org. Beachview Golf Course | October 20, 2012 btn frtPlease join the Lazy Flamingo in raising money for Calebs Crusade Against Childhood Cancer.When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Tee off at 8:30am Where: Beachview Golf Course, Sanibel What: Four Man Scramble Lunch Provided Prizes 50/50 Raf e $10,000 Giveaway for Hole-In-OneCalebs Crusadeagainst childhood cancertb 1st Annual t Sanibel Island, FLTo learn more about this event, contact:Matt Kuzyk 239.851.9182For mor information about Calebs Crusade:www.CalebsCrusade.com


21 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, Once again, I want to share a wonderful opportunity with you. As adjunct faculty at Edison State College, it has been my privilege to be involved with an annual event there and this year is no exception. On October 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, ESC will host the 4th Annual Lee Bennett Hopkins Writing for Children: Inspiration to Publication Featuring Gregory Maguire, best-selling author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West on the Lee Campus. This is a wonderful event for anyone interested in writing for children. Our keynote speakers and panelist are highly acclaimed and very informative. Please consider attending the unique event but spaces are limited, so make your reservation quickly. To register, visit www.edison.edu/ writersinstitute. The cost is $10. Below is additional information about the speakers for this event. Keynote: Lee Bennett Hopkins Q&A session to follow keynote presentation Hopkins is a prolific writer of books for adults and children. He is one of the leading writers and anthologists of poetry. He is the namesake and founder of Lee Bennett Hopkins/Penn State University Award for Childrens Poetry, and Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Reading Association Promising New Poet Award. He has won numerous awards and honors for his writing, including the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Poetry for Children, the 1995 Christopher Award and the 1996 Golden Kite Honor Book Award for his autobiographical poetry collection Been To Yesterdays. Recent works include I Am the Book, Sharing the Seasons, Amazing Faces, City I Love, and Incredible Inventions. Visit www.leebennetthopkins.com/ for more details. Keynote: Gregory Maguire Maguire is the author of a number of novels for children, eight adult novels and several short stories, picture books, essays and reviews. His childrens novels include What-the-Dickens (a New York Times Bestseller 2007), Missing Sisters, and Oasis. The Hamlet Chronicles: Seven Spiders Spinning, Six Haunted Hairdos, Five Alien Elves, Four Stupid Cupids, Three Rotten Eggs, A Couple of April Fools, One Final Firecracker, The Good Liar, The Dream Stealer, I Feel Like the Morning Star, Lights on the Lake, The Daughter of the Moon and The Lightning Time His adult novels include Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Son of a Witch, a Lion Among Men and Out of Oz, the four volumes of The Wicked Years, and all four New York Times bestsellers, as well as national bestsellers Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror and The Next Queen of Heaven. Praised by John Updike in the New Yorker as an amazing novel, Wicked has inspired a musical currently playing in three American venues, as well as in London, Japan, the Pacific Rim and the Netherlands. Panelist: Bill Farnsworth A 1980 graduate of The Ringling School of Art and Design, Farnsworth has spent the last thirty years creating paintings for magazines, advertisements, childrens books, and fine art commissions of portraits and landscapes. A nationally known illustrator, Bill has illustrated more than 50 books for children, and many have won awards as well as starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. My goal with my work is to paint what I love and convey that honestly so the viewer can feel that as well, said Farnsworth, who currently lives with his wife Debbie in Venice, Florida. 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. Golden Apple Nomination Forms AvailableThe Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is currently accepting nominations for the 26th Annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition program. Eligible nominees include full time teachers, guidance counselors, media specialists, technology specialists, coaches and special area teachers employed by The School District of Lee County. The Golden Apple nomination process is an opportunity for students to show their appreciation of teachers by nominating a teacher who has made an impact on their life. Nomination forms are due by October 12 and can be accessed by visiting www.leeschoolfoundation.org. The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program was the first major project founded and developed by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. The purpose of this program is to highlight the teaching profession and recognize outstanding teachers in Lee County public schools. Last year, more than 2,000 nomination forms were received. Every teacher who is nominated will have the opportunity to apply for the Golden Apple Award. Applicants will go through a rigorous selection process consisting of classroom observations and interviews, and six teachers will be selected as Golden Apples and recognized at a black-tie event held at Harborside Event Center on April 5, 2013. For more information about The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools or the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program, call 337-0433 or visit www.leeschoolfoundation.org. FGCU Hosts Terry Tempest Williams Student DialogueStudents, faculty, staff and community invited to learn about sustainable food options. The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) hosts its 7th annual Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue on Monday, October 8 outside of the FGCU Cohen Center. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m., including a question-and-answer session. There will be a networking session and light refreshments at 5 p.m. The Center invites students, community members, faculty, staff, campus leaders and stakeholders to address ethical, humane and sustainable food options available at FGCU and in Southwest Florida. This years Dialogue illustrates how choosing to consume sustainable foods nourishes the mind, body and soul. The goal is to demonstrate how a conscientious young person on a budget in Southwest Florida can utilize local resources and benefit from consuming sustainable foods. The Center welcomes three local community members to speak at this years event. Speaking will be community leader and chiropractor Dr. John Edwards, FGCU director of General Education Kris De Welde and FGCU senior of Environmental Studies and ServiceLearning coordinator of the Food Forest Kelly Walsh. The Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue is a signature event of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. For more information, send an email to cese@fgcu.edu, call 590-7166 or visit www.fgcu.edu/cese. Edman Added To Soccer SquadBrian Edman, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the Clearwater Christian College mens soccer team as a midfielder for the 2012 season. A homeschool graduate, Edman is a freshman Business Administration major at Clearwater Christian. He is the son of Fred and Kelly Edman of Fort Myers. Women Business Education SeriesReservations are still being taken for the Women Business education series which will assist female business owners, women in business and entrepreneurs to learn about starting or building a business while providing participants with the tools and resources to ensure success. The five-part series, beginning on October 3, will cover topics such as understanding legal entities and taxation, preparing a business plan and budgeting, disadvantaged business enterprise and government contracts certification, becoming an employer and human resources issues and social media strategies. The series topics are: October 3 Understanding Legal Entities & Taxation October 10 Preparing A Business Plan & Budgeting October 17 How To Work With The Federal Government and Get Woman Minority Certification October 24 Becoming An Employer? What You Dont Know Will Hurt You. October 31 Social Media Strategy For Your Business The series is hosted by Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company PA, in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. The Women Business education series will be held every Wednesday in October from 8 to 10 a.m. at the FGCU Margaret S. Sugden Welcome Center at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. Registration is $100 for the five-part series or $25 for each program. Proceeds will be donated to Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit the Small Business Development Center, which provides no cost confidential business consulting and education to entrepreneurs and businesses. Register online at www.sbdcseminars.org or call 745-3700. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201222 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Development Alva 2010 15,5399,995,0008,300,000 232 Alva Alva 1995 7,432 3,488,0003,200,000 232Island ShoresFort Myers Beach2006 5,000 2,000,0001,825,000 265Cape CoralCape Coral1999 3,95 1,490,0001,100,000 175 Grand Ole ManFort Myers Beach1983 2,321 950,000860,000 109 Bonita BayBonita Springs2007 2,730 799,500750,000 264 Verandah Fort Myers2007 4,796 699,000690,000 104Shadow Wood at the BrooksBonita Springs2002 3,021 699,900675,000 264 Verandah Fort Myers2006 2,722 539,900520,000 88 RiverbendNorth Fort Myers2001 2,550 440,000477,000 134Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Financial Focus401(k) Loans: The Last Resort? by Jennifer BaseyAs youre well aware, were living in difficult economic times. Consequently, you may be forced to make some financial moves you wouldnt normally undertake. One such move you might be considering is taking out a loan from your 401(k) plan but is this a good idea? Of course, if you really need the money, and you have no alternatives, you may need to consider a 401(k) loan. Some employers allow 401(k) loans only in cases of financial hardship, although the definition of hardship can be flexible. But many employers allow these loans for just about any purpose. To learn the borrowing requirements for your particular plan, youll need to contact your plan administrator. Generally, you can borrow up to $50,000, or one-half of your vested plan benefits, whichever is less. Youve got up to five years to repay your loan, although the repayment period can be longer if you use the funds to buy a primary residence. And you pay yourself back with interest. However, even though its easy to access your 401(k) through a loan, there are some valid reasons for avoiding this move, if at all possible. Here are a few to consider: You might reduce your retirement savings. A 401(k) is designed to be a retirement savings vehicle. Your earnings potentially grow on a tax-deferred basis, so your money can accumulate faster than if it were placed in an investment on which you paid taxes every year. But if you take out a 401(k) loan, youre removing valuable resources from your account and even though youre paying yourself back, you can never regain the time when your money could have been growing. You might reduce your contributions. Once you start making loan payments, you might feel enough of a financial pinch that you feel forced to reduce the amount you contribute to your 401(k). You may create a taxable situation. Failure to pay back loans according to the specified terms can create a taxable distribution and possibly subject the distribution to a 10 percent penalty. You may have to repay the loan quickly. As long as you continue working for the same employer, your repayment terms likely will not change. But if you leave your employment, either voluntarily or not, youll probably have to repay the loan in full within 60 days and if you dont, the remaining balance will be taxable. Plus, if youre under age 59 1/2, youll also have to pay a 10 percent penalty tax. Considering these drawbacks to taking out a 401(k) loan, you may want to look elsewhere for money when you need it. But the best time to put away this money is well before you need it. Try to build an emergency fund containing at least six to 12 months worth of living expenses, and keep the money in a liquid vehicle. With this money, youre primarily interested in protecting your principal, not in earning a high return. A 401(k) is a great retirement savings vehicle. But a 401(k) loan? Not always a good idea. Do what you can to avoid it. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. 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. For destination information, visit www.FortMyersSanibel.com. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 FEATURED PROPERTIES Dr. DaveBoomers Legacy Fundby Dr. Dave HepburnDo something uncomfortable every day. Eleanor Roosevelt (on her wedding day.) This will be the last column I will ever write, if I die today. Dr. Dave Hepburn Dave, says close pal, Ken Himes. Wed love to have you on the Boomer Legacy ride. Like a marshal on a float in a parade? I knew better, as Kenny is nicknamed Hurricane for a reason. No, a bike ride. Motorbike? Nope, bike bike. For what what? For Boomer. Want you to squeeze your keister into some Spandex and cycle from Comox to Victoria, June 15 and 16. Then, give a speech at the ledge. Kenny, like myself, is immature but because he has a heart as big as a pathologic cardiomyopathic cardiomegaly, I agreed. Andrew was a typical Vancouver Island boy. He played a whack of sports, skipped most of 11th grade Englesh, flew down the slopes of Mt. Washington. But his life also exuded an uncommon compassion. Hed interrupt his own grocery shopping agenda to fetch the rest of the list for a wheelchair-bound shopper trying to reach for his CocoPuffs. Kenny gave his brand new toque and gloves to a dumpster diver he came across one cold morning. He became a military medic, a job putting himself at risk of losing his health and life in order to help others keep theirs. He left for Afghanistan for a seven month tour in 2006. Told his mother in a phone call, a couple of days before returning home, that the most important thing about his tour was not bandaging injured soldiers but rather putting a smile on a childs face. Boomer had only just returned to Kandahar base after a long stint outside the wire with the PPCLI. His tour was over, he was packed to go home and he handed in his kit. (You know where this is going.) That same day, however, the PPCLI were short of medics, so Andrew volunteered to do one more shift. On the return to camp that day, on August 11, 2006, he was killed by a suicide bomber. He was 23. He was... 23. Andrew Eykelenboom, known as Boomer, was the first medic to be killed in action since the Korean War. So welcome to Boomers Legacy Fund, a remarkable fund that gives Canadian soldiers themselves access to funds for humanitarian projects whencontinued on page 24 deaRPharmacistTips For Taking Green Coffee Bean Extractby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I heard on the Dr. Oz show that green coffee bean extract could help me lose weight. What do you think of this? GH, Gainesville, Florida I think it has good potential as part of a bigger plan that includes a Paleo diet and exercise. I always recommend a sensible weight loss plan as opposed to a magic pill. The only problem I foresee is that most people with extra baggage suffer from undiagnosed hypothyroidism, adrenal problems such as cortisol imbalance, or estrogen dominance and no amount of green coffee bean extract will fix that. Nevertheless, I know many of you have rushed out to purchase this pill rather than order blood or urine tests which is the only way to uncover the underlying cause of your weight problems. Im a big fan of Dr. Oz, and Ive had the privilege of being on his show three times. He didnt mention one important fact on the segment, so Im going to share it with you today. First, a little background. Dr. Oz said the most effective green coffee been supplements contain at least 45 percent chlorogenic acid. It is this naturally occurring compound that induces thermogenesis, which speeds metabolism and burns fat. I agree with that and just so you know, tea (black, green or white) and coffee all contain chlorogenic acid; its what imparts these drinks with that familiar, slightly bitter taste. Seriously, and you thought it was caffeine I bet. Chlorogenic acid is interesting. It induces eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase), and that improves erectile dysfunction. One study found that chlorogenic acid (about 140mg/day) lowers blood pressure BP 5.6/3.9 mm Hg. Anyway, if you supplement with green coffee bean extract (or drink coffee and tea) then I need to warn you that chlorogenic acid is a drug mugger of magnesium, iron and zinc: Magnesium deficiency: Heart arrhythmias, depression, muscle cramps, twitches, tics and hypertension. Iron deficiency: Fatigue, pale skin, brittle nails, heart arrhythmias, dizziness, heavy arms and legs, and general weakness. Zinc deficiency: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), infertility, higher susceptibility to colds/flu, loss of taste, hearing or smell, brain fog, poor wound healing and hair loss. continued on page 24


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201224 Exhibit Celebrates Disability AwarenessLee Memorial Health Systems Arts in Healthcare program will host a reception on Wednesday, October 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. for 18 disABLEd artists whose art work will be on display in The Atrium at HealthPark Medical Center. Awards and special recognition will be given to the artists including the announcement of the winning artist whose work will appear on The Arts In Healthcare 2013 calendar. The winner will be awarded $500 and their art will be placed on permanent display at The Rehabilitation Hospital. Lee Memorial Health Systems Art by the disABLEed program is for individuals with disabilities. It often can be difficult to find a place to showcase and sell their work. The Arts In Healthcare program at Lee Memorial Health System changed that in our community by forming a group for these artists and displaying their work for sale in dedicated galleries at each of our four hospitals and the Riverwalk Rehabilitation Center off College Parkway in Fort Myers. The galleries not only add beauty to our hospitals and facilities, they help extinguish old stereotypes about the capabilities of persons with disabilities, highlighting their achievements and reinforcing their significance in our society. In addition to rotating artwork through the galleries, on a periodic basis, the program helps keep the artists up-to date on other exhibitions, sales and continuing education opportunities. The Arts in Healthcare program also participates in several local art shows, bringing the Art of the disABLEd to a wider audience and giving these artists broader exposure. Proceeds from sales benefit the artists as well as the Arts in Healthcare program in general. For further information, call 343-2633 or e-mail art@leememorial.org. From page 23Dr Davethey see need during their overseas missions. The soldiers have used the funds to buy shoes for orphans, books, livestock, medical supplies and supported other programs like midwife training and athletic programs for youth. Helping those in a country where their life could be taken at any moment. Being Canadian. Although Boomers Legacy started in Afghanistan, the fund has been applied elsewhere, like an orphanage and womens shelter in Kosovo. Because everyone associated is a volunteer, including my gluteus maximus, 100 percent of funds collected go to the cause. Now, doing a bike ride is somewhat awkward without a bike, so I moseyed on down to Oak Bay Cycles, a place full of helpful guys all named Scott, who graciously contributed a bike for this legacy. Gotta loves shops like that. At home, I walked into my kitchen sporting a helmet, resembling a psychodelic mushroom tumour growing off my cranium. My wife, who was on the phone, was soon on the floor. Now it may come as a shock to you that I am in my 50s. What!?! I can hear you say collectively. You dont seem that mature. But Kenny isnt very mature, either, and his conditioning is suspect as is his shampoo. If he can do this, so can I. So I will don my mushroom, take this exotic bike out for my first spin in 23 years and come back to this article. Holy Mother of Pearl, what have I done!?! I got short of breath right away. Then, I got on my bike. And got further short of breath. Dont worry, said one of the Scotts It looks thin, but this seat will be the most comfortable one for you. You mean the one that is still stuck between my cheeks... Scott! Thanks, Eleanor... whatever! Anyone who would like to ride with, do mouth-to-mouth to, or help resuscitate Dr. Dave or this cause, please go to www.boomerslegacy.ca. 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. Dr. Dave is returning to Africa on safari in September 2013. If interested in going with him, call 888-432-8344 to find out more. From page 23dearPharmacistAll Im suggesting is that you restore what the drug mugger steals from your body. You can do that with a supplement called Trace Minerals, or Hawaiian spirulina, both of which are sold at any health food store or pharmacy. Take it four to six hours away from the green coffee bean extract. Finally, I bet some of you are hung up on the part about coffee and wondering if the drug mugging happens with decaf. Yes it does. The decaffeination process has no bearing on this. Chlorogenic acid is still robbing you of essential minerals, and possibly other nutrients like your B vitamins and intestinal microflora (probiotics). Herbal teas are fine because they are free of chlorogenic acid. 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. 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, Hi Lizzie, Hi Pryce. I enjoy your column but must comment on the alcohol related column. In ALANON, people learn that they did not cause, can not cure and cannot control another persons substance abuse. ALANON should always be recommended in these cases. You will be giving someone their life back. You may want to attend a few meetings of ALANON or open AA meetings to learn to better advise these concerns. Contacting a grown persons family is not productive, as it only draws in others who cannot cure, or control, the problem. Regardless of the cause, a grown person must learn to bear the consequences of their own choices and decisions. Thanks for reading this. Gal from Sanibel Dear Gal, Thank you for your letter. We are very familiar with ALANON and it is a wonderful organization, and its goals are exactly as you describe. Many family members have been helped by joining this self help group. Our experience has been that some family needs are far greater than a self help group can possibly provide. And their needs are such that they need therapy by professionals with expertise in the field of alcoholism. The mother in this column is very concerned that her mother is exposing the grandson to alcohol and possibly other inappropriate behaviors. These behaviors could ruin the childs life and what the grandmother is doing is also against the law. After professional help has been given and a long range plan designed, joining an ALANON chapter could be a wonderful source of comfort and information. For further information, please contact the ALANON chapter listed in your telephone book at the place where you live. Lizzie and Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Hearts Path To Mindful Living ProgramsWant to cope better? Have greater joy and happiness in your daily life? Reduce your stress? Hearts Path To Mindful Living offers newly developed programs to help you with these concerns. Coping Skills for Breast Cancer Survivors & Caregivers Begins October 11 at Regional Cancer Center, Lee Memorial Health System, 8931 Colonial Center Drive in Fort Myers. This free program is sponsored by Lymphedema Resources, Inc. and funded by a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida. This new program is a six-session program of one hour each. The program teaches mindfulness skills of movement, relaxation and observation to manage the physiological and physical aspects of breast cancer, reduce stress symptoms, improve mood states and promote quality of life.. Advance registration and a physicians approval are required for all participants. For more information, visit www. lymphedemaresources.org or call 4371606. New Developments In Mindfulness: Keys for K(C)oping Thursday, October 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Renaissance School, 37 Barkley Circle in Fort Myers. A program presenting simple, powerful techniques for coping is for anyone curious about mindfulness and for graduates of mindfulness and MBSR programs. Research has shown mindfulness practices create greater ease, well-being, joy and happiness in your daily life, reduce stress and mood disturbance, improve sleep, and lower blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 277-0646 or visit www.pathtomindfulness.org. A Taste Of Mindfulness Thursday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Renaissance School, 37 Barkley Circle in Fort Myers. This introduction to mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a free eight-week program designed to reduce stress, facilitate relaxation and promote physical health and well-being. The evening also includes renewal practices for those interested in mindfulness. For more information, call 277-0646 or visit www.pathtomindfulness.org. A Day Of Mindfulness Saturday, October 27 at Six Mile Cypress Slough and Preserve, located on Six Mile Cypress Parkway between Daniels and Colonial in Fort Myers. The day is an opportunity to relax and renew through mindfulness practice in the beautiful natural setting of Six Mile Cypress Slough and Preserve. Times for sitting and walking meditation, gentle stretching and alone time for contemplation of natures gifts are included. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 277-0646 ext. 2. For additional information about these programs or other services offered, visit www.pathtomindfulness.org. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


25 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Park Royal Hospital Approved As Baker Act Receiving FacilityPark Royal Hospital has been approved as an involuntary commitment facility for persons believed to have acute or chronic mental disorders that make them a danger to themselves or others. The private 76-bed mental health facility opened earlier this year on the HealthPark Medical Center campus in Fort Myers to serve the seven-county Southwest Florida region. Commonly referred to as the Baker Act, the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 provides for involuntary examination, which must be based on behavioral evidence and may be initiated by judges, law enforcement officials, physicians or mental health professionals. Examinations may last up to 72 hours after a person is deemed medically stable. The goal is to protect the patient and the patients rights, and establish the most appropriate treatment in the least restrictive environment. Using the Baker Act is stressful for both patients and their families, but it is an important tool in getting treatment, said Mike Metcalf, president and CEO of Park Royal Hospital. Park Royal is well equipped to deal with this type of emergency with a compassionate, highly trained staff and state-of-the-art facilities, including an on-site courtroom for legal hearings. We encourage calls from people who are facing behavioral health issues, as well as concerned family members or friends, whether there is an emergency or if the problem is ongoing. Our staff members are available around the clock to answer questions, provide information and determine if Park Royal Hospital can help, said Ed Handy, director of clinical operations. Park Royal Hospital provides advanced behavioral health treatment services on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis, treating adult and geriatric patients for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, memory issues, post-traumatic stress disorders and cooccurring mental health and substance abuse issues. Any concerned person, including family members, friends or companions, physicians or social workers, can make a referral. Admissions are made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Therapeutic environments provide physically separate facilities for patients, programs and treatments. The hospitals experienced team of professionals provides life-changing care for patients throughout Southwest Florida from an easily accessible location in south Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.ParkRoyalHospital.com or call 985-2760. Park Royal Hospital in Fort Myers Hope Hospice Receives $15.5K From TournamentThe 8th annual Fillet & Release Tournament held on September 15 raised $15,565 in donations for Hope Hospice. The record event had 61 teams entered for the tournament and 49 teams weighed in with fish at Matanzas Inn on Fort Myers Beach. The first place winning team Type One with Jason Shimko and Gary White received $9,555. Other winners included the second place team Yamaha with Ozzie Fischer and Ozzie Lessinger taking home $2,730; third place team Renegade with Brian Harris, Troy Gale and Dillon Massie winning $1,365, and Cassandra Pulice winning the Largest Redfish contest with a 7.55-pound catch. The Fillet & Release Tournament has been consistent with entry growth as well as donations since its first year in 2005. What began with 10 boats in 2005 turned public in 2007, and that year had 24 team entries with $1,000 going to Hope Hospice. I am so grateful for the generous donations and participation we receive each year so we can give back to Hope Hospice, said Amy Andrew, tournament coordinator. The goal for the tournament is to have fun, but continue to give as much as we can to a great organization. Major sponsors included Matanzas Inn Resort, Bahama Breeze, Jagermeister, Tow Boat U.S., Fort Myers Marine, Wells & Water Systems, Stokes Marine, Sanibel Seafood, Shoreline Lumber, HD Waterworks, Tunaskin Aquatic Apparel, Sanctuary Island Electric and Sanibel Air Conditioning. Breakfast At Saks Benefit The community is invited to support local cancer care and see the very latest in fall fashions on Thursday, October 18 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Saks Fifth Avenue at The Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. The not-to-be-missed event will include breakfast provided by Cantina Laredo, 15 custom-decorated tables by the Breakfast Host Committee, a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show featuring the hottest in fall and holiday ensembles, private shopping opportunities and spirited live and silent auctions. The event serves as a kickoff to The Key To The Cure charity shopping weekend. Saks Fifth Avenue Bell Tower Shops will donate two percent of sales from October 18 through 21 to benefit womens cancer initiatives at Lee Memorial Health Systems Regional Cancer Center in Fort Myers during the annual celebration Music will be provided by DJ Robert McDonald of New Beginnings Events. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling 343-6950. Samuelson Enrolls At Centre CollegeLauren Samuelson, a resident of Fort Myers, has enrolled this year at Centre College, joining Centres largest-ever first year class and largest overall enrollment. Samuelson is the daughter of Ellen and Brooke Samuelson of Fort Myers and is a graduate of Fort Myers High School. Centre College, founded in 1819, is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in Danville, Kentucky. FGCU Hosts Fall ExpoThe public is invited to attend Graduates Studies Fall Expo events to learn about graduate, doctoral degrees and certificate programs offered at Florida Gulf Coast University. The first expo takes place on Tuesday, October 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cohen Center, Room 214 featuring College of Arts and Sciences, and Lutgert College of Business graduate degrees and certificate programs. The second expo takes place on Thursday, October 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cohen Center, Room 214 featuring College of Health Professions and Social Work, and College of Education graduate degrees and certificate programs. FGCU is dedicated to assist students as they prepare for successful careers. Faculty, advisors, and staff representatives will be available to answer questions. Prospective students are encouraged to RSVP to Graduates Studies Fall Expo events by email at graduate@fgcu.edu or call 590-7988 and indicate your program interest. FWC Workshop Teaches Women Outdoor SkillsAre you an adventurous, nature-loving woman wishing to learn more about Floridas great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, handson environment? If so, now is the time to register for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commissions Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop near West Palm Beach. The three-day workshop is October 19 to 21 at the Everglades Youth Camp in the JW Corbett Wildlife Management Area. The workshop begins that Friday at 10 a.m. and ends that Sunday with lunch. Although designed with women in mind, the workshop is open to anyone 18 years and older wanting to learn or improve their outdoor skills and enjoy several recreational activities. The program offers a fun and supportive atmosphere for participants wishing to try new things and enjoy the camaraderie of other women wanting to do the same. In four, three-and-one-half-hour sessions, the BOW workshop teaches some of the basic skills associated with fishing, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation, at all levels of physical activity, with handson experience. The most popular classes women sign up for are handguns, archery, wilderness survival and outdoor cooking, BOW state coordinator Lynne Hawk said. Other classes available are canoeing and kayaking, reading the woods, geocaching and GPS, shooting sports, camping and backpacking, deer hunting, small game hunting, outdoor photography, wilderness first aid, map and compass, panfishing, fly fishing, bird watching, personal safety, shotguns, bass fishing, turkey hunting, hunter safety course, muzzleloaders, bowhunting and knot tying. The cost for the three-day workshop is $200, and there are half-price slots available for low-income participants, single parents and college students attending the workshop for the first time. There is also a $50 early bird discount for participants who register by September 19. The workshop is restricted to 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the BOW workshop or how you can register, visit www.MyFWC.com/BOW or call Lynne Hawk at 561-625-5122.


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 1, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Someone has some suggestions to offer regarding your new project. You might find them helpful. Remember to avoid speculation and to stick with just the facts, Lamb. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An old friend suddenly reappears. Whether this proves to be a boon or a bane in the Bovines life depends on the reason for this surprising reappearance. Be cautious. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Vital information finally emerges, allowing you to make that important personal decision. You can now move your focus to an upcoming professional development. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might not like seeing so many on-the-job changes. But some of them could open new opportunities for the Moon Childs talents to shine to your best advantage. LEO (July 23 to August 22) An apparently solid-gold opportunity beckons the Lion. But check to see if all that dazzle isnt just a sprinkling of surface glitter. Check it out before making a commitment. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A close friend could offer advice on how to handle a difficult family matter. But in the end, the decision has to be made based on what is best for you and those you love. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Family problems are best worked out with all those concerned contributing suggestions that will ease tensions. Stay with it until a workable solution is found. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Expect to hear more about an offer that has piqued your interest. You earn respect for insisting on solid facts, not just a fancy talk about potential opportunities. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) What seemed to be a reasonable workplace request might need to be defended. Dont fret. You have both the facts and a surprise ally on your side. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A bit of capriciousness might be just what you need. Plan to kick up your heels in a round of fun and games with family and friends this weekend. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Although some of your plans might have to be put on hold, things do begin to take a turn for the better by midweek. Your financial crunch also eases. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your financial picture begins to brighten by weeks end. There are also favorable changes in your personal life. Someone you care for has good news to report. BORN THIS WEEK: You seek balance, but not at the expense of justice. You would make a fine judge. On Oct. 6, 1847, Jane Eyre, a book about the struggles of an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess, is published. Charlotte Bronte, the books author, wrote of her experiences at being sent to a boarding school at the age of 5. On Oct. 1, 1920, Scientific American magazine reports that the rapidly developing medium of radio soon would be used to broadcast music: Experimental concerts are at present being conducted every Friday evening from 8:30 to 11:00 by the Radio Laboratory of the Bureau of Standards. On Oct. 5, 1930, a British dirigible crashes in Beauvais, France, killing all 56 people aboard. The R-101, Great Britains biggest blimp, was flying only 250 feet above the ground, unbeknownst to the pilots because of the dark night. The blimp skimmed treetops before hitting a ridge, igniting the hydrogen supply. On Oct. 4, 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower distributes to his combat units a report by the U.S. Surgeon General that reveals the hazards of prolonged exposure to combat. Based on this evaluation, American commanders judged that the average soldier could last about 200 days in combat before suffering serious psychiatric damage. On Oct. 2, 1968, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson strikes out 17 Detroit Tigers in the first game of the World Series, breaking Sandy Koufaxs record for the most strikeouts in a Series game. On Oct. 7, 1975, a New York State Supreme Court judge reverses a deportation order for John Lennon, allowing him to remain legally in the U.S. The judge wrote that The courts will not condone selective deportation based upon secret political grounds. An FBI investigation of Lennon had turned up no evidence of involvement in illegal activities. On Oct. 3, 1995, Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, despite a DNA match, a wound on Simpsons hand, the recent purchase of a Stiletto knife and matching shoeprints at the scene. It was American actress, screenwriter and notorious sex symbol Mae West who made the following sage observation: You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough. At the 2012 USA Memory Championship, Nelson Dellis set a new record for the memorization of random digits. At the annual event in New York City, Dellis accurately recalled a whopping 303 numbers in sequence. The Rose Parade, popularly known as Americas New Year Celebration, was originally started in 1890. These days, hundreds of thousands of people crowd the parade route each year, and millions more view the television broadcast worldwide. The amount of work that goes into the display is astonishing: Each float has anywhere from 30,000 to 150,000 flowers on it, which are applied during the 700 to 900 hours spent on preparing each float. Beloved film icon James Dean was missing his front teeth; he had to wear a bridge to fill the gap in his smile. If youre like the average American, at least one-tenth of the garbage you produce is made of plastic. The first sound recording ever made was created in 1877 by Thomas Edison. It was a musical selection: Mary Had a Little Lamb. Those who study such things say that American English has roughly 20 swear words (depending, of course, on how one defines swearing). In contrast, residents of ancient Rome had a lexicon of about 800 dirty words to draw upon. If youre planning a trip by air anytime soon, you might want to keep in mind that the busiest day in airports is Thursday. The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. -Terry Pratchett DID YOU KNOW 1. LITERATURE: Who was Englands first, unofficial poet laureate? 2. MUSIC: Which musical group had a hit with Penny Lane? 3. MEASUREMENTS: How many meters are in an are, a unit of land measurement? 4. INVENTIONS: Who invented frozen food in 1923? 5. GEOGRAPHY: Which countries share the region of Patagonia? 6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the traditional birthstone associated with July? 7. ASTRONOMY: The moon called Titan orbits which planet in our solar system? 8. HISTORY: In what year did Ohios National Guard kill four war protesters at Kent State University? 9. MOVIES: Which Disney movie featured a character named Dory? 10. RELIGION: Who is the patron saint of carpenters? TRIVIA TEST 1. Ben Jonson 2. The Beatles 3. 100 square meters 4. Clarence Birdseye 5. Argentina and Chile 6. Ruby 7. Saturn 8. 1970 9. Finding Nemo 10. St. Joseph ANSWERS THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201226 SPORTS QUIZ 1. When Atlantas Craig Kimbrel set a rookie record in 2011 for saves in a season (46), whose mark did he break? 2. Name the last major-league team to have an ERA below 3.00 for a season. 3. Carolinas Cam Newton had 14 rushing TDs in the 2011 season to set an NFL record. Who was the former record holder? 4. Who recorded the highest points per game average as a freshman for Duke mens basketball team? 5. In 2011-12, Tampa Bays Steven Stamkos set the record for most overtime goals in a season (five). How many other players had been tied with Stamkos? 6. What school has won the past two championships in NCAA womens bowling? 7. In how many weight classes did boxer Sugar Shane Mosley win world titles? 1. Neftali Feliz had 40 saves for Texas in 2010. 2. The Los Angeles Dodgers had a team ERA of 2.95 in 1989. 3. Steve Grogan had 12 rushing TDs for New England in 1976. 4. Johnny Dawkins averaged 18.1 points per game in the 1982-83 season. 5. Nine others. 6. Maryland Eastern Shore. 7. Three -lightweight, welterweight and light middleweight. ANSWERS UP


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Email Leslie lifeisgood3303@gmail.comRS 9/21 PC 9/21 HELP WANTEDIsland Home Furnishings Store Seeks A P/T Retail Sales Assistant. Friendly, Well Spoken, Energetic Person For Sales, Store Upkeep, Display, Stock and Inventory. Some Saturdays A Must. Email Resume to mysanibelresume@gmail.com.NS 9/21 CC 9/28 HELP WANTEDIsland Retail Store seeks P/T Bookkeeper to handle invoicing, data entry, phones and general of ce organization. Must have experience with Quickbooks/MS Word/ Excel. Prefer MWF. Email resume to mysanibelresume@gmail.com.NS 9/21 CC 9/28 HELP WANTEDJerrys of Sanibel is now accepting applications for the following positions. Part time Wait Staff and Deli days and nights. If you are interested come in and ask for Mark or Tami or call 472-9300. NS 9/21 BM 9/28 DUNES TOWNHOUSE Dunes; spacious townhouse with 3+bdrms./3 baths avail. btwn. 1/1-2/28; Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and 2 car garage. View is of propertys swim pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay & moments to beach. Cable TV, Wi internet, tel. and central AC. avail. for a 4, 6 or 8 week rental. Rates based on $1,200. $1,500. wkly. Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.comNS 9/28 CC 9/28 OPEN HOUSEOPEN HOUSE West Gulf Drive Sunday, September 30th, 10am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive Sanibel Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor NS9/28 CC 9/28 RS 9/14 NC 9/28


29 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ANNUAL RENTAL FICTITIOUS NAME FOR SALE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITYHUGE 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 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 10/05 100% ownership of equipment 13.5% Fixed Annual Cap Rate Secured High Income 100% Tax deduction Equipment starts at $9,750 Lock in 13.5% Rate 3yr 7yr 10yr800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 9/28 CC 9/28 RAIL FREIGHT INDUSTRY IS BOOMING!OWN FREIGHT EQUIPMENT GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION SANIBEL ESTATE SALE 28 + 29Almost new furniture, fridge, bikes & garden tools, lots more, great bargins, must sell! 4791 rue Helene, Chateaux Sur Mer, 1 mile beyond school, San-Cap Rd, 8amNS 9/28 CC 9/28 GARAGE YARD SALEPatio Sale Sun Sept 30 8-10 am 704 Cardium Street Lloyd anders outdoor furniture, 8 pieces! Sun bicycles.NS 9/28 CC 9/28 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of JM International, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 8750 Gladiolus Drive, Ste 11-233, Fort Myers Florida 33908 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 17th day of September 2012. Joyce Marie DardinskiNS 9/28 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 9/28 CC 9/28 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM 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 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELHOMES Dunes, Lake Front 3/3+den UF $2,500/mo. Walk to beach, 2/2 F. charming $1,500/mo. CONDOMINIUMS Across from Beach, 2/2 F. Pool/tennis @ $1,400/mo Updated 2/2.5 F Townhome, $1,500/moj Gulf Front, 2/2+den, designer furnished Pool, tennis, Beach $4,000/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 9/28 BM TFN 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 28, 201230 Hello, my name is Amelia and I am a 3-yearold spayed female reddish brown Labrador/ Staffordshire Terrier mix. I think I am a tiny lap dog. I love people and I want to be right next to you for extra hugs and kisses. I am also like other dogs and even cats. My favorite things are going for walks and taking afternoon naps. Unfortunately, I lost my sight but can get around like every other dog. I am currently in a foster home until I find my fur-ever home. Please consider me for your family. If you would like to arrange a meeting with me, please send an email to kennel@leegov.com. During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $75. Howdy, my name is Squirt and I am a 3-monthold male domestic short hair. I am white with a gray smudge on my head Im just a little squirt whos on the prowl for a perfect home. I came to the shelter with my littermates and theyve all been adopted so I would sure like my turn. Maybe no one has picked me because sometimes one of my eyes tears up, but I dont have a cold and it doesnt seem to affect me... so wont you please give me a chance? During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my already reduced 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. Squirt ID# 540996 Amelia ID# 514257 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 1975 6190 HENDERSON RD. With almost 380 feet of unobstructed waterfront this property is as unique as they come. This is a corner property with bayou on the front and canal on the side, new wood seawall and dock and direct boating access..Near the Sanctuary golf course and Captiva. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been recently renovated. Wake up every morning with the dolphins, manatee and otters that use Dinkins Bayou as their playground and end every day with unsurpassed sunsets. Offered for $1,399,000 Contact Lorretta Geiger 239/980-2298NEW LISTING: COCONUT CREEKThis alluring 4 bedroom, 2.5 furnished pool home resides on a picturesque lake in the midst of a charming, parklike splendor neighborhood. Pleasing curb appeal and commanding Adirondack colorful style chairs and front porch are married in perfect union. An immaculate home offering exceptional details, sophisticated charm exuding comfortable elegance. The caged pool capitalizes on glorious south-easterly lake views for pleasing sights. The bravura covered lanai affords for entertaining and unobstructed views. In the indoor environment is a delightful atmosphere that has every imaginable comfort. A fully equipped modern kitchen, crowned with granite and many other features. Enjoying lifestyle to the fullest with many comfy chairs and couches, decorated with a designers touch and Island Living Flair. This outstanding home is extremely well priced and situated in a perfect spot. A gated quaint community adorned with sidewalks, clubhouse, community pool and tennis courts. Offered for $489,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. NEW LISTING: SOUTH SEAS-TENNIS VILLASThis South Seas Island Resorts high floor multi-tier villa features a gracious open floor plan designed with details. The second level master suite overlooks an oversized picturesque window letting the sun through at many moments of the day. A main level with generous wall space, tile floors to a private pocket door guest bedroom and bath area to maximize privacy. The living-dining area boats vaulted ceilings with comfortable furnishings and lighting. A full kitchen with granite makes for an extraordinary rental or personal vacation property. A location overlooking a garden courtyard, with matured palms, tropical plants and native vegetation. Take advantage and capitalize on the enjoyment, tranquility and nature at its best. The tennis villas have a private pool, and are within close proximity to Captiva Village shops, Restaurants. A short distance to the pristine beaches world renowned for the shelling and overall beauty of the Captiva Sunsets. Offered for $420,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. NEW LISTING: 471 LAS TIENDASJust a short stroll to the beach from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Olde Florida Style Home with a gas fireplace. The 3 car garage provides ample storage. Quiet east end cul-de-sac location Easy access to and from the island. Offered for $549,000 Contact Tracy Walters Mr Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540. COPACETIC ESTATE IS CAPTIVA LIFE AT ITS FINEST.The 4 Bedroom 6 Bath Main house is both spacious and elegant yet the mood is tranquil and comforting. The top Floor Master Suite with expansive views of the Bay consists of a Master Bedroom, sizeable Private Office, separate Exercise or Training Room and 2 full baths. Main floor living area includes 3 additional oversize Bedrooms 3 Baths, Livingroom with Fireplace, Formal Dining, large open Kitchen, oversize laundry, and screened porch overlooking the pool, outside entertainment area, roomy back yard, boat dock and Bay. Your company will never want to leave when they step into the Picture Perfect 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Guest House surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, its own Private Pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy private beach access. Both Homes Furnished! So much more to see and enjoy! Offered for $4,399,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASWelcome to the Islands! This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. Renovated and updated, waterfront views With the investors or vacation home in mind, these condominiums offer a great rental income. The waters edge Bayside Villa communityhas under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. #5134 Offered $274,900 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $635,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath #5344 Offered $699,000 3 bedroom/3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 3/4 ACRE ON CLAM BAYOUOutstanding Value, priced 30% less than the most recent Vacant Land Sale on the Bayou in Herons Landing. This is Not a Short Sale! located on a cul-de-sac in this popular community, offering a community boat dock, pristine tennis courts, pool and pool area with outdoor kitchen and deeded beach access. Develop the perfect homesite and create your own Gulf of Mexico views from this Bayou location and enjoy the tranquility of the Sanibel Lifestyle. Its Just Beautiful! Offered for $379,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 NEW LISTING: BEACHVIEW 1263 PARVIEWSpacious Spanish stylehome nestled mid island and easily accessible to all Sanibel has to offer. This 5 bedroom homes offers sprawling golf course views surrounded by mature landscaping. Private pool with covered lanai for dining or relaxation. Kitchen offers lots of storage, double oven and stainless steel appliances. Great dining for entertaining. Beachview offers golf and tennis in a semi private club. Dining options available without even getting in your car. Come by and preview all this home and neighborhood offer. Offered for $629,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540. LOCATION-LOCATION Youll love this large,gorgeous direct Gulf access Sanibel home across from San Carlos Bay. Over 2500 square feet of living space. 2 BR,2 1/2 bath;(with bonus space you must see). .MidIsland deep water canal only 1000 ft to San Carlos Bay. This home boasts a beautiful kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, wet bar, plus a wood burning fireplace in the great room with soaring cathedral ceiling and wonderful wood floors. Very private pool area, with nicely maintained lush landscaping that leads you to your private dock. Multiple porches, great views from every room including views of THE BAY from LR and front porch. A TRUE must see, soon, it wont last. True Sanibel Living. Offered for $999,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 PUNTA RASSA #302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered for $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. CROWN COLONYGated living at its finest!!! This 3/2/2 is located in the highly desirable Crown Colony gated community. Home features 18 inch tile throughout, granite surfaces, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, brick pavers, lush-tropical landscaping, high ceilings, luxurious master bathroom with soaker tub and MUCH MORE!! This home is in tip top condition and is move in ready. Offered for $369,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 SOLD IN 5 DAYSTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 28, 201232