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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 1 JANUARY 11, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Special Equestrians Team Visits Eden School Students With AutismThe Special Equestrians therapeutic outreach team visited the students at Eden School in Fort Myers on December 17. During the visit, students with autism were able to groom and interact with two Pet Partner horses. Equine therapy has been known to increase independence, communication, and self-confidence in individuals with autism, said Jan Fifer, executive director of Special Equestrians. Special Equestrians has been providing therapeutic horseback riding for 25 years in Southwest Florida. We recently expanded our outreach program so we could share the unique experience of equine interactions with individuals throughout our community. The horses were gentle, patient and calm, said Cari Pusateri, education coordinator at Edens Fort Myers school. Many of our students have never been able to touch or continued on page 14 Country Music Video To Debut At Cattle Barons BallNashville recording artist and Next GAC Star winner One Night Rodeo, a country band that has adopted the battle against cancer as its primary fundraising cause, will debut a heart-tugging music video at the 2013 Lee County Cattle Barons Ball. Set to a new song, After Beautiful, which was co-written by acclaimed Nashville songwriters Kim Tribble and Emily Shackelton, the video also will be available on iTunes, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. For the third year in a row, One Night Rodeo will provide the live entertainment for the Cattle Barons Ball, to be held January 19 at Harborside Event Center in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The mother of Cory Hildreth, the lead singer for One Night Rodeo, is a breast cancer survivor.continued on page 14 One Night Rodeos Duane Allison (left) and Cory HildrethRiverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire To Be Held At Lakes Regional Park The Riverdale Kiwanis have set their annual Medieval Faire for the weekends of January 12 and 13 as well as January 19 and 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. The two-weekend event is expected to draw more than 15,000 attendees.continued on page 9Bluegrass Returns To The Theater At The AllianceThe Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida brings bluegrass back to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, January 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. with a threeband concert featuring the Okeechobee-based Keith Bass & The Florida Bluegrass Express. Bass is well known around the state of Florida, Kentucky and North Carolina for his clean, hard driving style of banjo. He started learning to play the guitar at the age of 12 and the banjo at the age of 13, and began playing festivals at the age of 18. Bass is joined by Jason Baker on the fiddle, Clint Dockery on mandolin and Shane Stewart on guitar. continued on page 18 Keith Bass & The Florida Bluegrass Express Lakelyn Reigelman and Lacy Two knights competing in performance combat photo courtesy of www.EloquentImaging.com


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Flossie Hills House On Leeby Gerri ReavesThis 1910 photo of Flossie Hills house was taken around the time of its construction on Lee Street between First and Richmond. Judging from the stack of water pipes and the propped-up young trees, street improvements were underway at that time. The two-story house with a big front porch was conveniently located behind Hill House, a hotel-boardinghouse that Flossies mother, Mary F. Hill, had established in 1889. Flossie, along with her sister Annie, had helped her widowed mother run it. As a young woman returning to Fort Myers from Rollins College, Flossie realized that the hotel business didnt suit her, so, she set out to have a different kind of work experience. Despite her mothers objections, she clerked in MacDougalds dry goods and apparel store for $20 per month. That work propelled her to strike out on her own in 1905 and establish a womens clothing store, M. Flossie Hill & Co. It was the start of a legendary business career that lasted more than a half century. Many locals still fondly recall Miss Flossie. Only a few years later, she built the comfortable house on Lee Street. In 1916, a modern new Hill House went up, replacing the old wood-frame hotel on the southwest corner of Lee and First. But in 1918, Miss Flossie persuaded her mother to sell the hotel, which then became the Franklin Arms. In the mid-1920s, she built a two-story stucco house on Palm Avenue for her mother in the new subdivision of Dean Park. Both mother and daughter moved there and rented the Lee Street house shown in the photo. Mary Hill died in 1934. Several years later, Flossie remodeled the house on Lee and moved back in. She lived there until she died in 1956, only a few days after her companys fifty-first anniversary. Almost immediately, the Inter-County Telephone and Telegraph Company on Jackson Street expanded through to Lee Street. Thus, the site where Flossie had built her first house was swallowed by the burgeoning telecom industry that evolved into todays CenturyLink. continued on page 6 Part of the CenturyLink complex now occupies the house site photo by Gerri Reaves M. Flossie Hill built this house circa 1910 on Lee Street 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 2013 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 JANUARY 11, 20132


3 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 Register For Edison Ford Summer CampEdison & Ford Winter Estates Summer Camp will be back again this year from May 28 to August 2, with new programs. The site is a living lab, where each project or activity challenges campers in the sciences, art and nature to ask questions and discover the answers for themselves while having fun. Two camps are being held each week and are separated by grade levels. To register online visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/education/summercamp2/ and download the required forms. Parents can also pick up registration forms at Edison Ford or contact the Education Department at 334-7419 to register. May 28-31: Time Travelers Campers will take full advantage of the Edison Ford site by operating inventions, learning some of historys mysteries with scavenger hunts and research, build time capsules, and re-enact famous moments from the past. June 3-7: Space & Rockets Campers will explore the outer reaches of the universe with the resident spaceman and will visit planets, collect samples, float on a Lunar Lander, build rockets, and lots more! J u ne 10-14: Kitchen Chemistry This mind-boggling camp is a combination of the best experiments the Wild Wizard has to offer. Campers will learn how take everyday things found in the kitchen and make them do amazing things. Top it off with a cookout including home-made ice cream and root beer floats! June 17-21: Animation The perfect mix of science and art. Campers will learn improvisation, comedy techniques and basic acting to develop original characters, write their own story, choose animation styles, and make a short film. All films are edited and put on a DVD for participants to take home and share with the whole family. J une 24-28: Movie Making Act, direct, operate the camera, and build sets. Campers will study Foley art (sound effects), movie magic (special effects), and script writing. Every camper will receive a DVD of their final film. July 8-12: Engineering To be a good inventor you need a good imagination and a pile of junk, said Thomas Edison. Edison Ford will supply the junk and jump start the imagination. Campers will use recycled materials and develop green inventions, conduct science experiments, participate in balloon car races, build bridges, and more. July 15-19: NEW Robotics at Edison Ford Explore the world of robotics by designing, building and programming robots of all different sizes and shapes. Students will work in teams as they learn new applications of robotic technologies. Robots will stay at Edison Ford. July 22 July 26: Physics in Motion Get up and start moving while we have fun with physics through mini-golf, rocket cars, slinky sound effects and other challenges that exercise your mind and body. This camp will explore the world, large and small, from atoms to outer space. July 29 August 2: Smart in Art & Sciencecontinued on page 4 Youngsters from a previous summer camp at the Edison Ford Estates Take a Day off with an Escorted Day Trip Museum of Histor y 2 031 Jackson Street Fort M y e rs History Miami THURS, January 17 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 1 7 1 7 Clyde Butcher Gall l l ery & Venic e e e e e e e e e e e e e e r ry & Ve Ve n i c ce Private Gallery tour/Venice Depot Museum visit/ t/ t/ e e Cru i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e iva Cr e e e e e e e e e e e e aC r iv iva va C r e Useppa Island via Captiva Cruises narrated boat at at Eco Farm Tour/ Hay ride and pig race/picnic lun i cn i c c c c c c c c c c c c l c c h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h unc nc ch Cost includes Admissions Transportation* Lunch Museum guide CostincludesAdmission Co Co de de www.MUSEUMofHISTORY.or g


THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 20134 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! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water! 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 5 250 S Tamiami Trail, # 109, Fort Myers 33908 1 5 w ww.vinos p icasso.co m w paint studio gallery wine bar Nightly sessions w/local artistsFrom page 3Summer ProgramsYoungsters can have fun expressing themselves through multiple mediums including Legos, post-it notes and organic materials. Let creativity take over while exercising the right side of the brain to learn to see as an artist. Friday graduation will be a celebration of creativity with the Edison Ford Summer Camp Art Exhibition 2013. Competitive need-based scholarships provided by donations are available. Students can apply for scholarships through the Edison Ford Education Department with a recommendation from a school teacher. Students above 6th grade can apply to become junior camp counselors and earn volunteer hours. For more information contact Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of Save Americas Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. A young camper in a physics class Genealogical Society Meeting The Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.s monthly meeting will be held Thursday, January 17 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4141 DeLeon Street, Fort Myers. Local author Robert N. Macomber will talk about The Last Men to Die: The Civil Wars Last Great Sea Battle in the Straits of Florida the story of the final naval confrontation of the Civil War in the Straits of Florida a month after Lees surrender. For more information visit us at www.LCGSFL.org or call Carolyn at 549-9625. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., with the business meeting, refreshments and program at 1 p.m. The Civil Wars last great sea battle


5 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 Lunch, Dinner & Snacks in Between11am-10pm RI V GPS COORDINATES:263.41 N 815.18 W FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! www.nervousnellies.net 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only...No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Jan. 18, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art: Naiadby Tom HallNaiad is a colorful, freestanding sculpture that stretches three stories into the blistering Florida sky. Designer Albert Paley fabricated it out of polychrome steel. It was added to the City of Fort Myers public art collection in 2009, but unless youve been to St. Tropez condominium complex or adjoining Beau Rivage, youve probably never seen it. Thats because Naiad is only visible for a matter of seconds as youre driving west on First Street heading toward the downtown Fort Myers River District. In 2004, Fort Myers adopted a public art ordinance that encourages developers to either place art on site or make a monetary contribution to the citys public art fund. When Riviera Development Group put together its planned unit development for St. Tropez, it chose to commission and install its own piece. It was an amazing coup for Riviera Group to score a sculptor of Paleys stature. Paley is not only an internationally-acclaimed artist, hes a published author and lecturer as well. He holds an endowed chair at Rochester Institute of Technology, a BFA and MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and three honorary doctorates, too. Hes also the first metal sculptor to ever receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects. Riviera Group was not Paleys first Southwest Florida commission. Besides St. Tropez, you can find one of Paleys modernist sculpture, Cross Currents, at FGCU, and the handles on Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts lobby doors and the bronze gates in the entrance way to the Patty & Jay Naples Museum of Art are his, too. But Albert Paleys most ambitious project will be taking place next summer in New York City. Thats when hell be installing not one, but 13 separate sculptures at various sites along Park Avenue in Manhattan. The installations will remain in place until November 2013, advises Nan Miller of Ruth Lawrence Fine Art of Rochester. After that, the pieces that have been purchased will go to their new owners, while any that havent sold will go back to Paleys studio in Rochester. So far, collectors and museums have snapped up seven of the 13 works. Given Paleys celeb and burgeoning reputation, its hard to imagine that any of the others will still be on the market when the Park Avenue exhibition comes to a close. Who knows? Maybe one of them will even head south for the winter. After all, the weathers good in Fort Myers at that time of year. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Naiad by designer Albert Paley is on First Street in downtown Fort Myers River Distrct


THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 20136 Hortoons Republican Womens LuncheonJim Nathan, CEO of Lee Memorial Health System, will be the featured speaker during the Tuesday, January 15 Fort Myers Republican Womens Club luncheon. He will discuss the future of the system, the challenge of the Obamacare regulations, the newly-elected board of directors and how the system integrates the new board into system planning and development. During the luncheon, Marilyn Stout will be presented with the annual GEM Award. The GEM Award represents individuals who have shown Good leadership, Effort in establishing programs and policies, and being a Major contributor to the community through time and effort. Stout has been instrumental in Republican politics for many years, serving as president of several political organizations, as a council member for Cape Coral, and as committeewoman for the Lee County Executive Committee. Officers for the club in 2013 include President Gaile Anthony, First Vice President Carole Green, Second Vice President Claudia Silverman, Treasurer Nancy Epple, Assistant Treasurer Tina Laurie, Recording Secretary Diane Kinser and Corresponding Secretary Claudia Zambor. Marilyn Stout serves as the Immediate Past President. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, program and presentation of the GEM Award will follow. The cost to attend the luncheon is $16 per person. Reservations are required by Thursday, January 10 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. MOAA Monthly MeetingThe next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21. The speaker will be Dr. Michael Deebe, a history professor specialist on the Civil War and author of several books on the subject. He will speak on Lincolns assassination theories and other events that led to the Civil War. Former, retired or active-duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for membership information. From page 2Flossie Hills HouseWalk down Lee Street to the spot where an independent young businesswoman once lived. Then walk south the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the business people who helped build downtown. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can see photos of Miss Flossie at various stages of her career on the wall of the research room. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club Meets January 23The monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held Wednesday, January 23, at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island. The address is 899 Buttonwood Dr., Ft Myers Beach. Dinner will be catered and is available for $10.00 per person. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the membership meeting is from 8 to 9 p.m. Potential new members wishing to attend any or all portions of the meeting are invited to call Commodore Pete Oiderma for required reservations and additional information at 463-6240. The Ft Myers Beach Yacht Club was formed in 1953 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization for the purpose of promoting safe, enjoyable boating and good fellowship. This community-oriented club, with over 140 members and 60 boats, maintains a very active schedule of year-round activities, both on and off the water, for members and guests. Evening meetings are held once a month, usually on the 4th Wednesday, at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining their own waterfront facility, dues are only $100 per year per couple or $60 per single. To learn more, visit www.OurGroupOnline.org/ FMBYachtClub. 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 PETE CLAPP a Silver Chest Promotion P.O. Box 291021 Tampa, FL 33687 1-813-228-0038 $1 OFFwith this ad at theSanibel Community House2173 Periwinkle Way ANTIQUE ANTIQUE SHOW SHOWonSanibel Island We Are Back! Saturday, January 12th Saturday, January 12th 10am 5pm & Sunday, January 13th Sunday, January 13th 11am 4pm $6 6 Both Days Both Days One Admission One Admission Beach Chamber Members Have Spirited Business After HoursThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce let their hair down during the Christmas Business after Hours at the Pink Shell Spa and Resort. 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. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 17200 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. For more information about the Chamber, call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Pictured with Santa (aka John Cavada of Gavins Ace Hardware) are (left to right) elves Robb Capps, Denice Knudsen, and Norma Jean Pevey photo by Jane Ross Calendar Girls Dance At HukilauEverybody loves a hukilau, where the laulau is the kaulau at the luau. Our sunny, optimistic dance team welcomed the new year at SUNseekers, where they proudly presented iconic princess Ginger, Tiny Bubbles impersonator Bill Don Ho Floyd and a Calendar Girl ukulele rendition of You Are My SUNshine. Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. Back row from left is Sandy Ensman, Deborah Watch, Pat Webber, Kathy Della Bella, Joy Baker, Barb Peck and Barbie Trost. Middle row is Frances Kirkbride, Gail Novack, Lyn Carlson, Sunseeker Luau King and Marianne McSweeney. Front row is Tina Pegler, JJ Jones, Linda Floyd and Katherine Shortlidge


THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 20138 Along The RiverIts a party every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. upstairs at Top of the Town above The Morgan House. Come early for a free buffet while it lasts (available with the purchase of an adult beverage). On Viva la Diva Saturdays, ladies drink for free from 10 p.m. to midnight. Happy hour is served weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Overlooking the Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers River District, lounge out and enjoy live music and special events taking place in the courtyard, while enjoying cocktails, drafts, microbrews and wines. The Morgan Houses Top of the Town terrace offers a exiting menu to compliment your casual outdoor lounge or indoor full bar experience. Top of the Town is open Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to close. Downstairs, The Morgan House dining room and patio is open for lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner Monday through Saturday. They are located at 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. On Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13 as well as 19 and 20, The Riverdale Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Medieval Faire from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers. The two-weekend event is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees. The event includes continuous entertainment, jousting by New Riders of the Golden Age, merchants and artisans, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, live combat chess match, live sword fighting, Medieval arts and crafts, royal court and procession, childrens games and rides, Medieval clothing and weapons, period food and beverages. Adult tickets are $15 and childrens tickets (5 to 11 years old) are $5. Free on-site parking is available. All profits from the Medieval Faire go to the Kiwanis of Riverdale Foundation Fund to support local programs including Thanksgiving baskets for the needy, Christmas dinners, Buckingham Exception School, Orange River Elementary, Sunshine Elementary, school grants and scholarships. Call 839-8036 or go to www.medievalfaire.com. 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; best enjoyed with a frosty mug of beer. 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. The Lazy Flamingo 4 is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 476-9000 or go to www.lazyflamingo.com. Beginning Tuesday, January 15 through February 7, the Jewish Film Festival comes to Fort Myers. Sponsored annually by the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties, the films are being shown at the Regal Cinema Bell Tower, Fort Myers. For a schedule of movie titles and dates, go to www.jewishfederationlcc.org or call 481-4449 ext. 3. Enjoy good food, drink specials and a rockin good time at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach. The casual, family-fun restaurant boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. While relaxing on the outdoor patio, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. Go to Nellies website for a schedule of musicians. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Snub Harbour Marina are 26.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Call 463-8077 or go to www.ner-vousnellies.net. Step back in time at the Medieval Faire this weekend at Lakes Park in Fort Myers The documentary Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women is featured during this years Jewish Film Festival in Fort Myers w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1 4 22 I f y ou want y our nei g hbors borin g landscape ca ll your neig hb ors l an d scaper... I f y ou want a O NEO F-A-KIND t ro p ical p aradi s s e, FREE Lan d scape Consu l tation! V isit o u r Website for more d etail s m s, Pal m e s, n ativ e n s croto n d s, bromelia d e s, buttery bush e re & mu ch m or T ALK T O U S! 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.


From page 1Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval FaireThe 2013 Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire will feature jousting, a live chess match, live sword fighting, royal court, childrens games and rides, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, period food and medieval-themed merchants. Entertainment at the faire will be provided by professional touring medieval faire professionals. Tickets will be available the day of the faire. Adult tickets cost $15 and children tickets (ages 5 to 11) cost $5. Free onsite parking is available. All profits from the Medieval Faire go to the Kiwanis of Riverdale Foundation Fund to support local programs including thanksgiving baskets for the needy, Christmas dinners, Buckingham Exception School, Orange River Elementary, Sunshine Elementary, school grants and scholarships. For more information on the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire, visit www. Medieval-faire.com. For group ticket information, call Sandy Wheeler at 3696881. Barely Balanced professional acrobats perform at a past Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire photo courtesy of www.EloquentImaging.com A strolling violin minstrel at the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire9 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 Take a Day off with an Escorted Day Trip Museum of History 2 031 Jackson Street Fort M y ers Ca ll : 239-3217 430 History Miami Hi His s is THURS, January 1 7 T H Private Eco Tour of Miami/ lunch at La Loggia/tour P Pr riv iva vat Miamis History Museum M ia Clyde Butcher Gallery & Venice n n i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e ni c e i i i i i i i i i c c c c c c c c c c e e e e e e e e e e Ga Gal all lle ler ery ry & Ve Ven eni nic ic ce Use p p a Island & Ca p tiva Cruis e & Ca Cap ap ti tiv iva va Cr Cru rui uis is e Dakin Dairy Farm Trip Da Dak rm Tr Tri rip ip THURS, April 11 T H 1 1 Eco Farm Tour/ Hay ride and pig race/picnic lunch Ec Ec co www.MUSEUMo f HISTORY.org Handbag Happy Hour Returning To Fort MyersThe 10th annual ICAN Handbag Happy Hour is returning to the Harborside Event Center on Friday, January 11. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Island Coast AIDS Network (now known as AHF/ ICAN following a recent merger). It will feature hundreds of new and previously loved handbags in silent and live auctions with all proceeds going to the Client Needs Account at AHF/ICAN. CHICOs FAS designer Mr. Michael Chase has produced a one-of-a-kind handbag for the event that will be the highlight of the evening and will be placed in a live auction along with other designer donations. The Handbag Happy Hour will run from 5 to 9 p.m. with a silent auction of almost 100 items from 5 to 8 p.m. and the live auction from 8 to 9 p.m. In addition, the event will feature hundreds of excellent quality previously loved handbags selling for only $10 each on the grab bag tables. Tickets are now on sale at $75 each for general admission and $125 for VIP admission, and will include an open bar, heavy hors doeuvres and music by DJ Bear. To reserve tickets in advance, call 337-2391 ext. 211 or by e-mail mhaley@icanswfl.org. Founded in 1987, ICAN is a partner agency of the United Way and provides vital support services such as food, transportation and case management to over 450 HIV/AIDS infected individuals and their families in Southwest Florida. Chicos handbag designed by Michael Chase photo by Craig Hilderbrand To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Starting November 4, two Services: 9 am and 11 am. Adult Education Ethics Workshop: 10 am. Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson, Minister ( nal year) 239-266-0900. 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. George P. Savas Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 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 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, 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 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. SAINT 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. SAINT 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. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. St. Peter Lutheran Church of Fort Myers Beach (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) welcomes all to worship Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.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 of Conservative Judaism continued on page 11THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201310


11 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 From page 10Churches/TemplesTHE 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 Winter services: Sundays at 9:15 and 11 am. Childrens class at 11 am. 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. CARE Offering New Program For CaregiversPowerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves. This class is made available through a grant from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida in collaboration with Lee Memorial Health System and the CARE Program. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced class leaders, many of whom are experienced caregivers themselves who have successfully applied the techniques they teach, conduct the series. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help participants take the tools they choose and put them into action for their lives. Attendees will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested but not required to attend the class. Classes will be held at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 7771 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. Sessions are held every Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and begin on January 14. For more information or to register, please call 343-9221. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Wednesday Morning Live!The next Wednesday Morning Live! Community Lecture Series at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, January 16 Tr opicalia Live! will be presented by Amy Bennett Williams, popular feature writer in The News-Press Tropicalia Sunday supplement. The one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m., with coffee and snacks served at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free. Covenant Presbyterian Church is located at 2439 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Call 334-8937 or email infocovpcfm.com for more information. Help The Harry Chapin Food Bank Realize Goal For Hunger WalkOn your mark, get set, go! This is what honorary chair Lois Thome will say at 9:30 a.m., January 19, when the 5th annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk begins at Miromar Outlets, Estero. Your help is needed to raise the goal of $270,000. All proceeds will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Reaching this years goal will help the food bank feed children, families, seniors and others in need. Both sponsors and walkers are needed to make the event successful. With just two weeks to go, the food bank is only half way to its goal. Last years Hunger Walk had over 850 participants. Five Years--Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope is this years theme. If the goal for the 2013 event is met, it will make a five-year total of $1,000,000. In its first four years, the Hunger Walk raised $730,000. Co-chairs for the fifth annual event are Sandy Robinson of Northern Trust and Dr. Brian Schwartz of 21st Century Oncology. Lois Thome, WINK news anchor, will lead this years walkers. The presenting sponsors are Panera Bread, Garden Street Iron & Metal, Inc., and Jo Anna and Wilson Bradshaw. Gold sponsors include Florida Gulf Coast University, SMART COMPANIES and SWFL Tech Group. Silver sponsors are Northern Trust, Busey Bank, Maureen and Brian Schwartz, Century Link, and Miller, Helms & Folk. Media sponsors are The News-Press and MUNDO FOX. Miromar Outlets is providing the venue. Hunger Walk sponsorship opportunities are still available. Those interested in becoming a sponsor or providing support for the Hunger Walk should contact Marta Hodson, 334-7007, ext. 132, or email martahodson@harrychapinfoodbank.org. Individuals, businesses, and groups wishing to participate in the Hunger Walk may register by accessing www.harrychapinfoodbank.org and following the link to the Hunger Walk. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past fiscal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $24.9 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org. SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 6:15 P.M. 15100 SHELLPOINTBLVD. FORTMYERS, FL 33908 CALL(239) 454-2147for information or visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise to get tickets. THE VILLAGE CHURCH AT SHELL POINTTIM ZIMMERMAN & THE KINGS BRASSTim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flair. Featuring three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards, these instrumentalists blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. Tickets Just $10 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201312 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 D E 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 c e 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 Winter Brings Mixed Bag Of Fish Speciesby Capt. Matt MitchellFoggy mornings meant calm conditions most of the week on the water. Once the fog burned off, warm, balmy days were the norm and fishing action was very consistent with lots of fish caught every day out. Jacks and mangrove snapper seem to be just about everywhere, but even when it seems like thats all there is, if you keep fishing, there are some better fish mixed right in with them. Our winter fishing is all about a mixed bag of species and just never really knowing if that next bite will be another jack or a big snook or redfish. With warming conditions, good numbers of keeper-sized trout reappeared out on the flats this week, with a few pompano, mackerel and ladyfish in the mix, too. Flats in the threeto five-foot range in the southern end of the sound made for non-stop action, with either a popping cork, live shrimp rig or a soft plastic jig bounced slowly across the bottom. Deeper narrow creeks in the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge also produced keeper-sized trout when fishing live shrimp on the bottom during periods of low water. Getting a limit of four trout per person was easy all week and made for a great way to start off a trip before moving on to bigger and better things. The big trout of the week was a 28-incher I caught while out with a buddy one afternoon throwing soft plastics for snook and redfish on a favorite high tide mangrove shoreline. This was one of the bigger trout I have seen in months, and it even had me believing it was a big redfish when I first set the hook. Sheepshead fishing around the passes was as good as it has been all winter, with fish up to 20 inches getting more and more common. Both sides of Redfish Pass held lots of 12-inch-plus, keepersize sheepshead. Chunks of shrimp fished close to the bottom drew bites just about every cast, but small, piranha-like mangrove snapper broke up the party a little. Areas where I targeted sheepshead around the passes also held some snook on the end of the falling tide. One cast would be a keeper sheepshead, then the next, a snook. This really lets you know that conditions are much warmer than usual when there are still snook in the passes in January. Consistently hooking sheepshead definitely takes a little time to get the hang of, but once you get it dialed in, these fish can be a blast to catch. Just about any deeper mangrove shoreline or dock with moving water was also a good bet for a sheepshead dinner. They are not one of our most glamorous fish, but when the bite is on, they can make for non-stop action and its always a plus to be heading home with some great eating fish for dinner. Redfish fishing for me this week was a little more hit-and-miss. Keeping a bait on the hook long enough for a redfish to find it before another species ate it seemed to be the key. We did manage a few redfish in the middle 20-inch range along with lots of winter rat reds. The cousin of the redfish, the black drum, seem to be just about everywhere the redfish should be. Low water creek and channel fishing was a good way to target reds on live shrimp along with potholes around bars and shoals on cut baits. For sheer variety, wintertime fishing in our area is hard to beat. Add in a super low minus tide that bunches up all the fish and it simply does not get any better for non-stop action. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Capt. Matt Mitchell with a 28-inch trout caught while fishing for snook this week Jamie Helpburn with a 32-inch snook caught with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Introduction To Using GPS Class The 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, January 19 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in March. 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 Blvd 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. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


13 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 a D iscou n t Boat Supply store is comin g to the Ft. Myers Beach Ft Ft My My e rs rs B e a c h & Sanibel Sa Sa n i b e l Ar ea l l Finally! Guided History And Nature WalkWalking trails that extoll both history and nature will be showcased during the Guided History & Nature Walk on Saturday, January 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, located at 11901 Rod & Gun Club Road in Fort Myers. Just south of Lehigh Acres, this 3,137-acre Conservation 20/20 preserve sits atop portions of the former Buckingham Army Air Field, the states largest airfield training base during World War II. Walk a 1.8-mile trail that blends nature and history via boardwalks, observation decks overlooking wetlands and interpretive panels describing the gunnery training that once took place here. Restrooms are available onsite. The degree of difficulty of this walk is moderate. Participants should bring water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closed-toed shoes or boots, etc.). Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, the tour and parking are free. For more information, call 707-3325 or visit www.conservation2020.org. Looking for plenty of wildlife? Youll find it at Wild Turkey Strand Preserve CROW Case Of The Week: Unusual Arrival Of Razorbillsby Patricia MolloyThe razorbill is a snowbird in the truest sense; it does not, however, usually migrate to Florida after the holidays. The razorbill (Alca torda) is one of the rarest seabirds in the United States, preferring cold environments like Iceland, Canada and northeastern states. Yet, more than a dozen have unexpectedly arrived at CROW in tropical Southwest Florida this winter, much to the amazement of Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director and one of only 200 specialists in avian medicine. The two juveniles currently at the wildlife clinic arrived emaciated with multiple lacerations. These birds have a lot of attitude even though they are not in their normal neighborhood. Its like they have a Napoleon complex, which is great because the two we still have are eating well and are bright and alert, said Dr. Heather. The wildlife biologists with whom I have spoken have assured me that they wont make it back. Even if we feed them well and fatten them up before releasing them, they dont have the blueprint to find their way back to their normal migratory pattern. There are thousands of razorbills being tracked over the gulf waters by the federal government. They simply arent finding their way back to the east coast. Additionally, they arent finding the fish here that they typically feed on. They usually eat sardines and other really fatty fish that are found up north. The gulf waters dont have comparable fish in terms of body fat content so they are not getting the fuel they need from the oils in the warmer water fish, added Dr. Heather. Delta and Jet Blue airlines have worked with CROW in the past and might be willing to fly the birds back up north at no charge, since it is highly unlikely that they can make the trip back to Canada on their own. In the end, however, its the federal government that controls the status of sub-migratory birds. I have made several calls and the feds are concerned that (the razorbills) might take tropical diseases back up north with them she said. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. A second juvenile razorbill has been moved from ICU to one of CROWs outside seabird enclosures and is doing well This juvenile razorbill having a bite to eat during its daily tub time


THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201314 From page 1Special Equestriansbrush a horse and this was a wonderful opportunity for them. We appreciate the Special Equestrians volunteers providing this experience for our kids. Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the states growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Their mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. Special Equestrians, Inc. is a nonprofit organization which helps children and adults with disabilities by providing a structured therapeutic horseback riding program and equine assisted activities. For more information, visit www.specialequestrians.net or call 226-1221. Special Equestrians volunteers Tracey Goodwin and Lin Hartnett with Alex Merlo and Lacy photos by Kirsten Troyer Photography Debbie Umphries, Jacob Troyer and Lacy From page 1Cattle Barons BallOne Night Rodeo continues to be a major supporter of our battle against cancer, said Beth Hayes, staff partner for the Lee County chapter of the ACS. Every year the band members go above and beyond just providing the entertainment for the event. They also donate to the live and silent auctions, they entertain our sponsors at the pre-event party, and all year long they tell their fans to support the American Cancer Society. Now theyre making this music video, and we cant thank them enough. The video will highlight one familys triumph over its personal battle against cancer. Susan McCarthy, a Southwest Florida resident who is a real-life breast cancer survivor, will play the lead role. One Night Rodeo is 100 percent committed to the fight against cancer, said Edward Ciofani, CEO of Fox Hill Records and manager of the band. We go beyond just voicing our support to doing things throughout the year to raise money for this important cause. Ciofani said he envisioned the storyline for the video the first time he heard the song performed by the band in Nashville. He imagined it set on a horse farm, and while driving around Alva one day, he stumbled upon Lovelace Farms. Owners John and Glenda Lovelace, past supporters of the Cattle Barons Ball, just happened to be out front, and when Ciofani told them his idea for the video, they enthusiastically offered the use of their property for the project. The location is uncanny in that it has all the features I had in my mind for the video, Ciofani said. Plus, it turned out that the family is a past Cattle Barons Ball supporter. The band also has commissioned the creation of two guitars that will be engraved with the words After Beautiful to be auctioned at the Cattle Barons Ball. The theme of this years 10th anniversary event is Starry Nights Under a Southwest Florida Sky. Premiere Oncology is the presenting sponsor for the anniversary gala. LeeSar, a leader in health care supply chain management, has committed $25,000. Other sponsors who have saddled up for the event are John and Mary Jo Boler, Med Assets, Suncoast Beverage Sales, Scanlon Automotive, Enterprise Holdings, Wells Fargo, VIP Realty, Paces Medequipment, Medtronic, McKesson, Lee Memorial Health Systems, Clive Daniel Home, Jasons Deli, Harborside Event Center, C.R. Bard, Inc. Kimberly Clark, Haskell, Cheney Brothers, Boston Scientific, American Contract Systems and Abbott Laboratories. Florida Weekly, NBC-2 and Gulfshore Life magazine are the media sponsors. The dessert and drink sponsors are Norman Love Confections, Jim Beam and Gruppo Mezzacorona. One Night Rodeo is an American contemporary country band founded more than 13 years ago in Bradenton, Florida, One Night Rodeo is composed of Cory Hildreth (lead vocals, keys, guitar and mandolin) and Duane Allison (bass guitar, vocals). The band has opened for country superstars such as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Montgomery Gentry, and most recently won the Great American Country and Music Nations Next GAC Star competition. The bands first single and video, Alive and Living, maintained its spot in the Top 20 Country Countdown on GAC TV and remains on the Independent Music Network charts. The Cattle Barons Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. Now in its 10th year, the event has raised more than $3.4 million for support services, research and education. Premiere Oncology is the Presenting Sponsor for 2013. Anyone interested in learning more or volunteering to help with the 2013 Cattle Barons Ball can contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer. org or call Beth Hayes at 936-1113, ext. 3909. Nature Walk At Live Oak LoopTake a morning stroll in the woods along the quarter-mile Live Oak Loop on Saturday, January 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserves East Entrance, 10130 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. Participants will meet in the parking lot. Traverse wetland, oak hammock and pine flatwoods on an ADA-compliant boardwalk and trail while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call this home. Visit one small section of a 1,290-acre Conservation 20/20 wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, scenic observation areas and picnic pavilions. Restrooms are available onsite. The degree of difficulty of this walk is easy. Please remember to bring items you may need during the walk (i.e. water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closedtoed shoes or boots, etc.). Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, the tour and parking are free. For more information, call 707-0862 or visit www.conservation2020.org. Downy woodpecker Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


15 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 Tradition Is The Theme At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauFiddler On The Roof is one of those musicals that is ingrained in our cultural memories. Iconic songs like Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset and Matchmaker make it an entertaining and heartfelt production. I strongly recommend you see Broadway Palms production of Fiddler. Set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, the show focuses on Tevye, played so well by Rob Summers. With his boisterous, jolly and sometimes loud voice, Tevye is the center of the show. He is larger than life and believes strongly in Jewish tradition, especially concerning the marriage of his five daughters. Conflict erupts when his oldest daughter Tzeitel (Colleen E. Johnson) refuses to marry a butcher selected by the Village Matchmaker. She is in love with Motel (Greg Pragel), a tailor. In addition, his second oldest daughter Hodel (Elizabeth McMonagle) wishes to marry a student, Perchik (Patrick Heffernan). Tevye reluctantly gives in to his daughters wishes. However, when his third daughter Chava (Allison Fund) makes her own choice, a Christian boy named Fyedka (Cameron Edris), Tevye disowns her. To make matters worse, the police and non-Jews in town start harassing the people of Anatevka. Jennie Hollanders Golde is a good match to Summers Tevye. She gives Golde a firm, demanding edge that reflects a deep love for her family and she handles the key moments with her disowned daughter with a subtle clarity that reflects the intricacies of family dynamics in those days. I love it when the opening number sets the tone and brings you into the world the playwright wants to create. Tradition, with its actual fiddler on the roof, sung by Tevye and company, definitely accomplishes this goal. If I Were A Rich Man is another highlight of the evening and I loved the Bottle Dance and Russian dancing that accompanied the wedding ceremony. The choreography throughout matches the magnificent music. All in all, Fiddler is an unforgettable, magical and emotional experience. The cast is outstanding and although the show is set over 100 years ago, many of the themes are still relevant today. Fiddler On The Roof will be at Broadway Palm through February 16. For tickets, call 278-4422, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Scene from Fiddler On The Roof Fiddler On The Roof, playing at Broadway Palm through February 16 We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always


THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201316 Plant SmartBay Cedarby Gerri ReavesBay cedar (Suriana maritima) is a native evergreen that usually grows as a dense shrub but can develop into a small tree of more than 20 feet in favorable conditions. Its family, bay cedar, is monotypic, consisting of only one genus and one species. The plant is listed as endangered in the wild in Florida. Found in sandy or coastal habitats in central and south Florida, it is not only a good soil stabilizer, but a species that can withstand the salty rigors of coastal life. In fact, it is so hardy that the buoyant seeds retain viability after floating in ocean currents. Multi-stemmed and -branched, it also makes an excellent plant for inland South Florida landscapes. The soft-green or graygreen succulent leaves are linear or spatula-shaped and about one and one-half inches long. A dense covering of tiny hairs gives them a velvety touch and look. The leaves, which are similar to those of sea lavender in both color and shape, are densest at the branch ends. The five-petaled cup-shaped yellow flowers measure about a half-inch across. They bloom throughout the year, appearing singly or in clusters near the branch tips. Their delicacy is all the more appreciated because of bay cedars ability to survive harsh salt, wind, sand and heat. The dark brown or gray bark can be shaggy or peel in strips. Plant this maintenance-free beauty in full to partial shade. It will attract butterflies and birds. Propagate it with the extremely small nutlike fruit. The leaves have a cedar-like odor when crushed, thus the common name. Medicinal tea made with the leaves are used for intestinal ailments, rheumatism, fevers and cleaning wounds. Sources: The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, www.fs.fed.us, and Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Bay cedars leaves are covered in dense fine hairs Bay cedar is endangered in the wild in Florida photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsPigmy Date Palm; The Most Cultivated Palmby Justen DobbsYou see them everywhere neat little mounds of dark green leaves that gracefully arch toward the ground and sway in the wind. Pigmy Date palms (Phoenix roebellinii) have exploded in popularity in the past 20 years as a superior landscape plant for Tropical, Sub-Tropical and Mediterranean climates. The palm is native to Laos, where it grows in low mountainous scrub forest. It is a slowgrowing palm to about 10 feet and sports a light brown fibrous trunk and dark green leaves to about four feet long. They are typically planted in doubles or triples which adds to their overall affect and appeal in the landscape. Pigmy Dates are, as you guessed, in the date palm family of Phoenix species. However, their dates are small and insipid to the palate. Inside the date is a small nut that looks like a shriveled coffee bean. Plant this nut about half an inch deep in standard potting soil and keep moist. The seedling should sprout within four to six weeks and subsequent growth is slow. There are a few different types of Pigmy Date palms. There is one cultivar called Reasoneri, which is a naturally clustering (clumping) palm. All of the double and triple trunked specimens you see in Southwest Florida are comprised of two to three individual trees that have grown together. But the Reasoneri cultivar constantly produces more stems from its base and is popular solely with collectors. There is also a variegated variety that is very rare this one has yellow and green striped leaves and is very ornamental. I recently acquired some seed off a variegated specimen and out of 1,000 seeds planted, only 400 sprouted and only one was variegated. Contrary to what some people think, Pigmy Dates do not grow indoors. They require filtered sun to full sun and good constant airflow in order to stay healthy. When grown indoors, they are susceptible to spider mites, scale and weakened fronds. Pigmy Dates are very drought tolerant and typically require no fertilizer. In the landscape, it is good to start with a four to six foot tall plant. Use doubles and triples in small planter beds or where space is limited. You can expect about four to six inches of overall growth per year so they will not quickly overpower your landscape or outgrow small, tight spaces. Water in the palms good and then soak the roots every day or two for the first 45 to 60 days. Pigmy Dates are used often as potted palms, but typically become sickly and anemic looking over time. Some good alternatives to Pigmy Dates include Bottle palms, Spindle palms, Paurotis palms and native Thatch palms, as each of these look good when planted in groups and are not fast growing. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Pigmy Date in the landscape Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201318 Screaming Orphans Return To The DavisThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers will present the fourth annual Screaming Orphans concert at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Saturday, January 26. The band Kilt The Messenger will perform outside in front of the Davis Art Center beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the Screaming Orphans on the inside stage at 8 p.m. The Davis is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The Screaming Orphans are four talented, funny, high-spirited, musically obsessed sisters who had the good fortune to be raised in Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. Their sound has been compared to the Bangles and the Cranberries and their musical influences range from the Beatles, R.E.M., Indigo Girls and Abba, to traditional Irish music. All proceeds benefit the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and the Rotary Trust Fund. Food will be provided by Reubens Catering and special deserts will be served by Norman Love Confections. Tickets for the show are $60 and include dinner and the performances. For sponsorship information or to reserve a table, call 332-8158 or 980-1077. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.sbdac.com or onsite at the Alliance for the Arts. Also, volunteers are needed for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 3331933 or sally.sbdac@gmail.com for more information. The Screaming Orphans From page 1Bluegrass ConcertThe well-known Fort Myers bluegrass band The Bugtussle Ramblers will kick-off the concert, followed by Naplesbased Captain Joe & The Bottomfeeders, with Keith Bass & The Florida Bluegrass Express rounding out the show. Tickets are $7 at the door, or $5 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first serve. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787 for more information. This is the first in a three-concert indoor bluegrass series. The next shows are Sunday, February 17 and Sunday, March 17. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Captain Joe And The Bottomfeeders Dean Opens Davis Lecture Series January 21The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents The Berne Davis Lecture Series, beginning on Monday, January 21 with author Debra Dean. This season, four best-selling authors will speak, and each lecture will include a luncheon and book signing. The lectures are sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust. Debra Dean is the author of three books: The Mirrored World (Fall 2012); Confessions of a Falling Woman, short stories (2008); and her debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad (2006), which has been published in 20 languages and remains a perennial book group favorite. Dean was born and raised in Seattle. At Whitman College, she double-majored in English and Drama. After college, she worked in the New York and regional theatre for nearly a decade and met her husband when they were cast as brother and sister in A.R. Gurneys play, The Dining Room. She received her MFA from the University of Oregon and has taught creative writing and literature since 1990. She now lives in Miami, where she teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University. The series will continue with lectures by David Hagberg on February 25, and James O. Born and Bob Morris on March 18. Each lecture, luncheon and book signing will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Grand Atrium of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First Street in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets to all three lectures, with lunch, are $100 per person if purchased before January 18; lectures only $70. Individual lecture with lunch is $35; lecture only $25. Also, volunteers are needed for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 333-1933 or sally.sbdac@gmail. com for more information. Art On The LawnFort Myers Beach Art Association will hold a sale outside in the garden and lawn of the gallery on Donora and Shell Mound in Fort Myers Beach from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday, January 13. Artists will be hanging their art from clotheslines, fences and grids guarranteed to provide a colorful and beautiful display of artwork for sale. Both framed and unframed pieces will be available in a wide variety of prices, mediums and styles. The FMBAA gallery is located on Donora Street at the blinking light off Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. For more information on any FMBAA activity, visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call the gallery at 463-3909. Visitors are always welcome and new members delight us. Debra Dean Greeters Club Monthly LunchLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on Thursday, January 17 at Colonial County Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Razzle Dazzle Boutique of Cape Coral will provide fashions and accessories on the clubs very own models. Call today to join this dynamic group of women of Lee County. Cost to attend the luncheon is $20 per person, with reservations required. Contacts Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750 or Marie Gaither at 791-8966 or send an email to wmgaither@aol.com. Check them out on Facebook at Greeters of Fort Myers for other fun activities.


19 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 etting the home of your dreams starts with the right remodeler! our dreams ghtremo Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, Poo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com Extensive planning & design Top materials & workmanship Security safeguards Weekly reports Promises kept Fort Myers Beach Art Association Hosts Two ShowsFor two weeks, January 12 through 24, the Fort Myers Beach Art Association will host a show for artists who have won first, second or third place prizes in the last two years of shows at the beach gallery in the 2012 Invitational Show. This display will highlight works of Lee Ackert, Sherry Collier, Pauline Healey, Cheryl Fausel, Sue Pink Kathy Ross, Joan Stobart and Dannica Walker, all fine artists with their own style of painting. In Gallery 2 there will also be a display of artists depictions of the Dixie Fish House. The restaurant and sometime fish store has been a favorite subject of the local artists for many, many years. The outdoor painters of FMBAA have painted it several times each season in many different styles and mediums. Artists will be displaying them in the gallery for a very interesting retrospect of the building through the years. All artwork will be on display during regualr gallery hours and will be both for viewing and for sale. Dont miss seeing these beautiful bodies of work. Admission is free. The gallery is located on Donora Street at the blinking light off Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. For more information on any FMBAA activity, visit www. fortmyersbeachart.com or call the gallery at 463-3909. Dixie Fish House photo by Michele Barron Buelow Fort Myers Beach Art Association January EventsUpcoming events during the month of January at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building, located on Donora at the corner of Shell Mound in Fort Myers Beach (unless otherwise noted): January 10, 17 and 24 Acrylic painting with Penny Fox, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. See www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information and fees. January 7 through February 18 Watercolor classes with Patty Kane. See www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 4633909 for more information and fees. January 12 to 24 Invitational Show opens in Studio I. Paintings of Dixie Fish opens in Studio II. Admission is free. January 13 Art On The Lawn Sale. Painting sale at FMBAA gallery held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. January 18 Drawing with Neil Walling, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information and fees. January 19 Color Mixing with Neil Walling, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information and fees. January 27 Winter Juried Show opens at 4 p.m. and runs until February 21. Sponsosred by Red Coconut RV Park. Admission is free. January 27 Painting demonstration by Jamie Cordero, 4 to 6 p.m. Fee is $10 per person. January 28 to 31 Workshop with Jamie Cordero, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 4633909 for more information and fees. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s Birthday Holiday ScheduleThe City of Fort Myers Utilities and Solid Waste Division will observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s Birthday Holiday on Monday, January 21. The Utility Billing Office, City Offices and City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 21. However, there will be no change in garbage collection. All trash, recycling, horticultural and bulk pick up will be collected as regularly scheduled. If you have any questions concerning your service, contact the Solid Waste Division at 321-8050. Peace Lutheran Church AnniversaryOn Sunday, January 20, at 9:30 a.m., Bishop Edward Benoway will preach at the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Organization of Peace Lutheran Church, Fort Myers. Peace is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that serves Fort Myers and Sanibel. The congregation grew from missionary work that was done on Sanibel in the 1970s and 1990s as Shepherd of the Isles Lutheran Church. In 1994, a community began to develop in south Fort Myers and worshipped at the Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge. In 1999, the Rev. Walter Still was appointed as the Pastor Developer. In 2005, the congregation began to use its current facility at 15840 McGregor Boulevard. The congregation is known for its worship, traditional organ and choir music, small group and servant ministry. The 10th anniversary will feature the premier performance of Living At Peace with God, a choral work composed by Art Gorman of South Bend, Indiana and a banner designed and crafted by Sandra Christ. Additional information about the celebration or the congregation can be obtained by calling the church at.437-2599. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201320 Psychic Luncheon At The Sandy HookRenowned medium Dr. Fahey has added a new performance location to his 2013 tour. The Sandy Hook in Matlacha will host a Psychic Luncheon on the second Saturday of each month starting on Saturday, January 12. Lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m. and the show begins at 1 p.m. Dr. Fahey has been selling out events across Southwest Florida. Tickets are on sale now for this special luncheon event. VIP tickets are $44 and regular admission is $38; both include lunch, tax, tip and the show. VIP seats include front of room seating. There is no guarantee that everyone will receive a reading, but the demonstration is guaranteed to be entertaining and uplifting. With the rising popularity of shows like TLCs mega hit Long Island Medium, people are wondering if there are message waiting for them. Dr. Fahey has been bringing messages from the beyond for his whole life and is ready to deliver a message to you. I am really excited about adding the Sandy Hook to my tour this year, Dr. Fahey said. The restaurant has a beautiful and peaceful setting. This event gives me more opportunity to deliver more messages to those who need them. For more information, call 9459991. Moose Charity Golf TournamentMoose Lodge 2199, located at 155 Santa Barbara Blvd. North in Cape Coral, presents a four-person Scramble Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, January 19 at Myerlee Country Club. Mixed teams and non-members are welcome to participate. The tournament entry fee of $75 per player includes greens fees, golf cart, $5,000 putting contest, steak dinner awards banquet and prizes galore. Tee times are 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Throughout the tournament, there will be several hole-in-one events, including chances to win a brand new Buick Verano (provided by Dixie Buick GMC, Inc.), a $10,000 cash prize, a set of new golf clubs, a Kindle Fire and a $500 Visa card. Other events include a $5,000 putting contest, closest-to-the-pin, longestdrive and closest-to-the-line contests. On Sunday, January 20, a posttournament awards banquet will be held at the 2199 Tiki Bar beginning at 1 p.m. Guest tickets may be purchased for $20 each. A portion of the proceeds benefit Passionately Pink Susan G. Komen Organ Transplant Recipients of SWFL and Moose Charities. Signups are taking place at Moose Lodge 2199 on Fridays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and at 5 p.m. For more information, call Stumpy at 565-2329. Tim Zimmerman, The Kings Brass At Shell PointThe Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community presents Tim Zimmerman and The Kings Brass on Sunday, January 13 at 6:15 p.m. This concert will take place in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, and tickets are $10 each. Tim Zimmerman and The Kings Brass always draws a big crowd, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. We are pleased to present them here year after year, and know that everyone really enjoys their music! Back by popular demand, Tim Zimmerman and the Kings Brass will be performing at Shell Point. Renowned for their presentations of hymn classics with a contemporary flair, the Kings Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. Each instrument blends together to create a show of innovative worship for the enjoyment of all generations. Tickets are now on sale and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. The Kings Brass Annual Craft ShowAlva Community Center is looking for craft vendors for our upcoming Craft Show that will be held on Saturday, February 2. The show will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Alva Community Park, 21471 North River Road, Alva, Florida, 33920. Spaces are available for a nominal fee of $10.00 (10 x 10). T ables, tents, chairs, etc. are not provided. Please call 239-728-2882 to pay and reserve your tables or spots. Credit cards or debit cards are the only method of payment accepted. There is no rain date for the Annual Craft Show. Public admission will be free. Call Sandra Bates at 239-728-2882 for more information. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 Financial FocusFive Reasons Not To Be A Do-ItYourself Investor by Jennifer BaseyThese days, you can go online and invest for modest fees. You can also visit various websites for research and watch numerous cable shows for investment recommendations. So, why shouldnt you be a do-it-yourself investor rather than work with a financial professional? Actually, there are at least five good reasons why a financial advisor can help make you a better investor. A financial advisor can: Ask the right questions If you try to invest on your own, you may find yourself asking the wrong questions, such as Whats the hottest investment out there? A financial professional can help frame better questions, such as Given my individual risk tolerance and long-term goals, which investments should I consider to help me build a balanced portfolio? In other words, a financial professional can help you ask the questions that can lead to better results. Look at your situation objectively No matter how hard you try, you wont be able to take all the emotion out of your investment choices. After all, your investment success will play a large role in some key areas of your life, such as your ability to enjoy a comfortable retirement. Consequently, if you think youre not making the progress you should with your investments, you may be tempted to make a hasty decision to give your portfolio a jolt. Frequently, though, such choices can backfire. When it comes to investing, its better to invest with your head, not your heart. A financial advisor can analyze your situation, assess your risk tolerance and make appropriate recommendations. Show a deeper understanding of investment research You can look up many types of financial data on your own. But do you know how to put all these pieces together into a cohesive picture? A financial professional, with years of experience and training, is generally more capable of finding the research sources and making the most sense out of the results. Put experience to work in making portfolio recommendations Even if youve been investing for many years, you might be surprised at all the underlying influences that should go into making investment decisions. But a financial professional understands market patterns, the nature of diversification and other factors necessary in helping you make the right choices for your situation. Spend time looking for opportunities Even if you enjoy the process of investing, the chances are quite good that you cant spend as much time on it as a financial professional. That means, among other things, you arent constantly on the lookout for new investment opportunities. Nor are you always looking within your own portfolio for opportunities to rebalance or make other adjustments that can help you move forward toward your goals. But when you work closely with a financial advisor, he or she is exploring the financial markets for new investment prospects while regularly reviewing your portfolio for possibilities of upgrading quality, increasing diversification or making adjustments in response to changes in your life. The do-it-yourself route may be fine for home repairs, but when it comes to managing your investment situation, there are benefits to working with a professional. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter is starting to have a lot of reading tests in middle school. She is very smart but she is having trouble taking them. What can we do? Alicia M., Cape Coral, Florida Alicia, Smart test-taking skills are typically learned as children go through school. By middle school most students know to go to bed early the night before a test, eat a good breakfast, get to school on time, dress comfortably and have their number two pencils sharpened and ready to go. However, there are several other types of skills that children can learn so that they can perform more effectively on tests. One technique that can be very helpful for students is to develop a personal plan of action when taking reading tests. When students can identify and describe the specific strategies they will use in such tests, their confidence increases as does their test success. Here are some basic questions that may help your daughter formulate a reading test plan of action. She can form her plan by answering the following: What should I do first when I must read a passage? She could read the title and get information from any graphics in the passage, such as maps, photos and charts. Her next step might be to decide what to do if she encounters a very long and/ or difficult passage. She might want to circle key words, stop and mentally summarize what she has read after two or three paragraphs, and she could adjust her reading rate to assist her with comprehension. A third step in her action plan is to review the reading comprehension strategies she uses every day and consciously apply these to the reading test. These strategies would most likely include rereading, visualizing, predicting, and linking the passage to prior knowledge. Armed with an action plan, your daughter should have an easier time taking these tests and be more successful as well. 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. Nominations For Citizen Of The Year AwardIf you know of someone who is an exemplary civic-minded citizen, you can nominate that friend or neighbor for the 2012 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners is looking for the kind of person who gets involved in the community and works diligently for causes in which he or she believes. The award strives to recognize a citizen who has provided outstanding civic contributions to Lee County Government. The selection criteria includes a positive attitude, knowledge of the objectives and activities of Lee County Government, a demonstrated interest in community/ county government partnerships and promotion of harmony between the community and county government. The Board of County Commissioners will select the winner. Nomination forms are available at Lee County Libraries and Recreation Centers. Citizens can also complete and submit a form on the Lee County Government website www. lee-county.com by clicking on Paulette Burton Nomination Form under Featured Content. The nominations are due by Friday, January 25 at 4 p.m.. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201322 Curry Spiced Mackerel with Oven Roasted Carrots 4 to 6 seven-ounce mackerel fillets 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon curry powder Kosher salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced into sticks 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 red bell pepper, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, mix carrots, peppers, garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place carrot mixture on a sheet pan and place in the oven. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp tender. Evenly coat mackerel fillets with yogurt and season with curry powder. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Preheat a medium-sized saut pan over mediumhigh heat. Place coated and seasoned fillets in pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook fillets until golden brown and cooked throughout. Serve fillets over oven roasted carrots. Yields four to six servings. Curry spiced mackerel with oven roasted carrots Cape Coral Bike-Ped DebutsCape Coral Bike-Ped is a new volunteer organization whose mission is to develop a system of interconnecting bike and pedestrian routes throughout Cape Coral for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are an avid runner or cyclist or someone who seldom exercises, connecting bicycle and pedestrian routes in Cape Coral is good for our economy, improves quality of life for citizens and increases tourism. Tourism is big business in Florida and Cape Coral is not getting its fair share of bicyclists, runners and walkers tourist dollars. As Craig Dearden, an avid cyclist and both CFO and COO of Realmark Development notes, Being outside is what Florida is all about, improving the walking and bike lanes will promote our community as a place to exercise and safely enjoy our paradise. The monetary effect of cycling tourism can have a huge impact on our city. Cyclists alone contribute an estimated $133 billion to the U.S. economy. Over $46.9 billion is spent on meals, transportation, lodging, gifts and entertainment during bike trips and tours. When you add in the contribution from runners and walkers the economic impact is even more substantial. Patricia Young, a member of the Lee County MPO Bicycle-Pedestrian Coordinating Committee, also notes, Connecting bike lanes, paths and sidewalks improves the quality of life for everyone. It encourages health and wellbeing and spurs economic development. Cape Coral Bike-Ped volunteers are stepping up to work in partnership with the City of Cape Coral to make a difference in the way the city improves and builds its bike lanes, paths and sidewalks. Visit www.CapeCoralBikePed.org to learn more, donate and volunteer. We need your help through tax-deductible contributions and your willingness to volunteer to make this vision a reality. Together, we can develop a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly Cape Coral. Inaugural South Florida Mud RunSouthwest Florida couple Dustin Edwards and Stephanie InkEdwards are pleased to announce the Inaugural South Florida Mud Run to benefit the new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida on January 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. We decided to organize the South Florida Mud Run as a unique fundraising event to raise money for local charities and promote active family-friendly lifestyles, says Stephanie Ink-Edwards. We are so excited to present this unique fundraising experience to the Southwest Florida community and support the new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, adds Ink-Edwards. Both of our children were born at the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and admitted to the NICU due to health complications, so raising funds for the new hospital is just one way we can give back and show them how much we appreciate the quality care we received for our children, adds Dustin Edwards. The South Florida Mud Run features a three-mile obstacle course created to challenge ones physical endurance. Participants compete in running, jumping and climbing, all with mud. The South Florida Mud Run will also include two child-friendly half-mile and one-mile obstacle runs. All activities are open to the public and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Participation is open to children and adults from ages 4 and up. Participants can sign up as individuals or are welcome to come as a team. Groups of 200 will begin the competition every 30 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. Registration fees vary and include a finishers medal, t-shirt and complimentary drinks. Parking is $10 per vehicle. For more information or to register, contact 633-7745, visit southfloridamudrun.com or email southfloridamudrun@ gmail.com. Free Zumba Anniversary EventLocal instructor Becky Lang will be hosting a free Zumba event to celebrate four years of bringing fitness full-time to the Southwest Florida market. Unexpectedly laid-off from her job in the corporate world back in January of 2009, Lang decided to pursue her dream of establishing her own fitness business. Each January, she celebrates this transition by hosting a free Zumba class to thank all of her students for making the dream a reality. The event will be held on Saturday, January 19 at the Fort Myers Skatium, 2250 Broadway in downtown Fort Myers. The class will run from 9 to 10 a.m. with prize giveaways immediately afterwards. As always, no previous dance experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome to attend. Regular Zumba, yoga and fit club classes are held weekly at the Skatium. For a complete class schedule, visit www. zumbawithbecky.com. For more information, contact Becky Lang at 791-6538 or beckyzumba@ comcast.net. To learn more about Zumba with Becky, visit www.zumbawithbecky. com or www.zumba.com. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 Community Foundation Holds 2012-13 Scholarship ReunionThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation held a reunion for scholarship recipients awarded scholarships for the 2012-13 school year on December 17. W ith more than 46 people in attendance, the reunion gave donors and recipients the opportunity to gather together to network, celebrate and share experiences while in college. As part of the students holiday homecoming, the Community Foundation invited past recipient of the John M. & Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarship, Signe Thomas, to speak about her experience at Florida State University while getting involved and initiating her own student club, Thank A Soldier Organization (TASO). We created this event to provide an opportunity for our scholarship recipients to connect with each other, as well as to connect with our donors, scholarship reviewers and trustees, said Anne Douglas, director of programs at the SWFLCF. With the challenges that many of our scholarship recipients face, we realize it takes more than just money to help our students succeed in college. Instead of simply paying out scholarships, we want to be a source of support to ensure that our students are successful in college and as they graduate and start their careers. The foundations application process for the 2013-14 school year is now open with approximately $400,000 in scholarship funding available through 35 scholarships for local high school students and through 22 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. The E-Apply online scholarship application tool can be accessed through the Community Foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com on the Scholarships page. Students can apply for multiple scholarships and have the ability to upload transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation and financial documentation (if required). For need-based scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The deadline for applications is March 1. The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $64 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $52 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity. com. Dan Bevarly and Dawn-Marie Driscoll Dana Pagano and Marie Glasgow Eula Thomas, Chris Gosling, Ashley Gosling and Bill Thomas Kristi Trudell, Nick Trudell, Colton Trudell, Craig Folk and Kayshell Trudell Herbert Sanabria, Myra Walters and Donna Kaye Anne Douglas and Janet Remmel Sarah Owen and Gary Aubuchon Mitchell Cooper, Barbara Linstrom and Patricia Graddy Ellen Schneider and Judith Sims Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.


THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201324 Dr. DavePatiently Waitingby Dr. Dave HepburnAfter a patient has waited the customary 27 minutes in an exam room, preceded by the customary 52 minutes in the waiting room (hence the term patient), I am curious to see how theyve bided their time in the exam room... especially when kids are involved. In a room replete with scientific discovery, kids are often found reflexing with the reflex hammer, jamming tongue depressors into various orifices their teddy bear didnt realize he even had, or giving injections to a wailing sister. Mom, meanwhile, is deeply engrossed in the offices latest Time magazine (i.e. the annexation of Alaska). However, the kids single greatest source of entertainment is the blood pressure cuff, commonly known, of course, as the sphyngomanometer. They just love to get that thing wrapped around their mothers forearm or their brothers neck, pumping the wee bulb as vigorously as their meaty little paws can pump. Why is it that every MDs office has a blood pressure cuff? A doctor may lack rubber gloves, matching socks or a medical degree, but he never lacks for a BP cuff. Is blood pressure all that important to doctors? Indeed it is. Also known as the silent killer, high blood pressure is so insidious that you may go to bed feeling perfectly perky but wake to discover you are dead. Are you one of the estimated 20 million North Americans who are hypertensive but unaware of it? Will you find out you were hypertensive after youve suffered your first stroke? Perhaps it will be a heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure that will alert you to the fact that you shouldve checked your BP every year. As high blood pressure percolates over the years, it doesnt turn your ears red, bulge out your eyes or cause any pain. Then suddenly, it hurts a lot. The commonest cause of hypertension is called essential hypertension, meaning essentially we dont know what causes it. We are, however, aware of some predisposing risk factors including: a. Obesity and lack of exercise. Exercising 50 minutes four times a week is the equivalent of taking one whole blood pressure-lowering pill. b. High salt intake, 80 percent of which comes from salty foods like pickles, chips and saltlicks. c. Stress. One study showed that young adults who were stressed were 7.5 times more likely to develop hypertension 10 years later. d. Smoking. No doubt, all the smokers who read health books are shocked to realize this. e. Alcohol. Keep to a maximum of one day per glass, bub. f. Age. Systolic blood pressure tends to rise with age, but diastolic pressure tends to drop. The systolic pressure (the first number) is the pressure in your system when the pump (your heart) is fully contracted. The higher the systolic, the higher the risk of stroke. We like to see this number below 140...REGARDLESS OF AGE! Some doctors do not treat the systolic pressure adequately in the elderly because they feel that the diastolic number is fine or even low. Whoops. The diastolic (second number) is the pressure in your system when the heart relaxes between beats. If it is too high, then the risk of heart disease, kidney failure and stroke increases. Reducing diastolic pressure by as little as five points can mean a 40 percent reduction in stroke risk and a 50 percent reduction in heart failure. One problem in determining blood pressure is that the doctors office may not be the most appropriate place to take a reading. Whitecoat hypertension is a very common entity that can cause a BP to read 30 points higher in a doctors office than it would be at home. The patient finds himself in the office of the purveyor of pain, deliverer of doom and bearer of bad breath. The preceding patient has just left the office, screaming in pain and carrying an ear. The walls seem to yell, Quick, get out of here! This is hardly conducive to a normal pressure. I am, therefore, a proponent of home monitors or community blood pressure programs. Its much more effective, both fiscally and medically, to put our effort into detecting and treating the blood pressure problem than trying to treat the consequences of neglect. Hypertension is the third leading cause of death worldwide, behind malnutrition and tobacco. So, please, go and get your pressure taken somewhere. If you refuse, Ill send the kids by to check you over. Dr. Daves book The Doctor is In(sane) is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. Pick up a copy at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. deaRPharmacistWhat To Do If You Ate Like A Hog Over The Holidaysby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I ate like a hog over the holiday, and it was wonderful! To spare my guilt, are there any benefits to holiday foods and spices? DE, Orlando Dont worry about it, we all shamed ourselves. Your saving grace is that all those delicious spices have numerous medicinal benefits, and Id keep sprinkling and cooking with them all year long. Nutmeg can ease indigestion, great since you ate two sweet potato pies in one sitting! Nutmeg kills bacteria that causes bad breath, woo-hoo! By killing off some nasty intestinal bacteria, there may be less flatulence. It causes some people to get sleepy, so sprinkle some into a warm cup of almond milk before bed. Ginger may help prevent colon and ovarian cancer. It seems to help with morning sickness, motion sickness, chronic fatigue, asthma, erectile dysfunction, heartburn, menstrual cramps and even the common cold. Ginger is most famous for its anti-nausea effect, as well as its ability to ease arthritis over time because its a potent anti-inflammatory. Cinnamon may improve cholesterol ratios and, in particular, lower LDL cholesterol and help stabilize blood sugar (great for type 2 diabetes). When you balance blood sugar, you control appetite so, of course, this translates to possible weight loss, so long as the rest of your diet is the color of a rainbow. Your brain loves cinnamon as much as your taste buds, meaning your memory and brain function could improve. Cinnamon, like nutmeg, has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Cloves may very well be the strongest antioxidant known to man. In high enough quantities, compounds in cloves reduce iron. This is good if you have hemochromatosis. Cloves may help with diarrhea, intestinal parasites, thyroid problems, infections and lymphoma. Essential oil of clove oil may relieve pain, if you apply it to a toothache. Pumpkin, something that my husband Sam puts in many of his famous smoothies, contains fiber, some antioxidants (like vitamin A, C and E) and B vitamins which improves the appearance of skin and reduces wrinkles. Nutrients in pumpkin can reduce risk of macular degeneration, thus protecting your eyesight. Pumpkins (and the seeds) are great sex aids. If you think about it, all that zinc supports prostate health, and thats great for men tracking sperm count (for fertility concerns) and men seeking a higher sex drive. I wont mislead you, it doesnt work like Viagra. Maple syrup, my favorite, is a great substitute for sugar and its just natural tree sap. It has fewer calories and its more nutrient dense than many other sweeteners because it has 54 different antioxidants, including one powerful one called quebecol, named for where it was discovered. Even though it tastes sweet, some of maple syrups compound lowers blood sugar, and protects our DNA (which could reduce risk of runaway cells and cancer). Honey is another fabulous sweetener loaded with health benefits, which is a yummy way to soothe chapped lips. 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. Diabetes, Glaucoma, Hearing And Blood Pressure ScreeningsThe complimentary Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club diabetes, glaucoma, hearing and blood pressure screenings will be performed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The diabetes test uses a tiny drop of blood extracted with an almost painless prick of the finger, which is then read by a blood glucose meter in five seconds. The glaucoma test checks peripheral vision and eye pressure, which can detect existing eye damage and/or provide predictive information. The Lions Club screeners have been trained and certified by a doctor and use all appropriate methods to insure antiseptic conditions and privacy during the screening. Screenings are performed on a first come, first serve basis.continued on page 25 Free Autism Screening For Young Children Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to 5 years of age. The next screening will be held on Friday, January 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McDonalds at Gulf Coast Town Center, 17800 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway in Estero. It is estimated that one in every 150 children is diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The ASD screening is conducted by the Neurosciences Center at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838.


25 THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 2013 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband and I were only children. Our parents were good to both of us. When one set of parents could no longer live on their own, we invited them to come live with us. It was a wonderful arrangement for a few years. Then, the other pair could no longer live independently, so they asked us if they could also come and live with us. That is when the problems started. My husband would go to work, but come home to chaos. I had a lot of outside activities, but I went to many meetings just as a place to go to avoid all of the arguing. The men got along fairly well with each other, but the women were constantly battling. Within a few years, I had three in bed and one who sat in front of the T.V. most of the day. They became ill, and with little outside help, we managed. My husband and I lived for the day he would retire and we could have a life of our own. Finally that day did happen, and we had a delightful eighteen months and then my husband suddenly died. We exhausted ourselves, living with the mindset that you never put your parents away. I now realize that, for our own health, we should have updated our thinking and found a comfortable retirement facility that they could have afforded. Maybe then we could have had a few more happy retirement years alone. I hope our experience may help others come to a decision. Rosalie Dear Rosalie, What a sad story. Only children do not have an easy role. I know only too well because I was an only child also. Most people feel that they have an obligation to their parents, but due to increased longevity, sometimes it is very difficult and almost impossible. We want to care for and help our parents, but that doesnt mean that they have to live with us and that we have to sacrifice our lives and the lives of our children. It is unfortunate that you made the decisions you did because the old idea of putting your parents away no longer applies. Many couples and singles are able to find very comfortable living space among others of their own age. Their children are free to visit, and the seniors are able to visit their families in their homes on a regular basis. Try to look after your own health, and I hope you have future happiness. Lizzie Dear Rosalie, I believe families are like systems the needs and concerns of all need to be considered. A change in part of the system effects other parts of the system and may require changes. I hope from your experiences others learn about meeting the needs of all family members. If multi-generational living is the living situation, there are many in-home services that can be purchased and patched together to ease the burden. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 24ScreeningsFinding and treating eye disease early is the best way to limit the effects of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. If left untreated, they may cause severe vision loss or even blindness. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizDo you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before After After Natasha, COA Before Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


PUZZLE ANSWERSDID YOU KNOWTHE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201326 1. MOVIES: What was the name of the angel in the movie Its a Wonderful Life? 2. ANATOMY: What is another name for an erythrocyte? 3. GEOGRAPHY: In which country is the Po River located? 4. HISTORY: In what century was the Erie Canal constructed? 5. MUSIC: Which composer wrote more than 400 waltzes, including The Blue Danube? 6. ENTERTAINERS: Which female movie star was born with the name Margarita Carmen Cansino? 7. LITERATURE: Which sister is the oldest in the classic book Little Women? 8. TELEVISION: What was the name of the little girl in the animated TV show Frosty the Snowman? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the common birthstone for May? 10. GAMES: What color is the No. 3 ball in billiards? TRIVIA TEST 1. Clarence Odbody 2. Red blood cell 3. Italy 4. Early 19th century 5. Johann Strauss 6. Rita Hayworth 7. Meg 8. Karen 9. Emerald 10. Red. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Pitcher Dwight Gooden set a record for most consecutive games with at least one strikeout to start his major-league career. How many was it? 2. Who pitched the most innings in one major-league All-Star Game? 3. How many national championships has the University of Nebraska achieved in football? 4. Name the first No. 8 playoff seed to reach the NBA Finals. 5. Who are the top three players on NHLs career points per game list? 6. When was the last time before 2012 that the U.S. mens soccer team lost to Jamaica? 7. Name the last boxer who beat heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.1. He did it in 349 consecutive games. 2. Lefty Gomez pitched six innings in the 1935 game. 3. Five (1970, , and ). 4. The New York Knicks, in 1999. 5. Wayne Gretzky (1.921 points per game), Mario Lemieux (1.883) and Mike Bossy (1.497). 6. The U.S. had never lost to Jamaica. 7. Lamon Brewster, in 2004. ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be hurt by a colleagues harsh criticism. But dont let it shake your confidence in what youre trying to do. A more positive aspect starts to appear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre torn between your sensible self and the part of you that enjoys acquiring lovely things. Best advice: Wait for an end-of-month sale, and then buy something wonderful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your artistic side has practical applications this week, such as redecorating your home or redesigning your personal stationery. Whatever you do, someone special will like it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You could be drawn into a problem twixt friends or family members. Best bet: Ask the questions that go to the heart of the matter, then get them all together for a group hug. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being the center of attention, your big Lions heart impels you to share the spotlight with a colleague who helped you with that well-praised project. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your eagerness to act on a challenge is wisely tempered early in the week by a lack of necessary information. Things begin to clear up during the weekend. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A relationship youd hoped would keep going seems to be going nowhere. Close it out and move on to a brighter romantic aspect just beginning to manifest itself. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Things dont go completely as planned this week. But enjoy the surprises, even if you have to adjust your schedule. Some of them could be quite delightful. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Making choices is usually easy for straight-shooting Archers. But a new development could deflect your aim. Try to put off decisions until you know more. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While part of you might prefer taking a more familiar path, let your more daring and -admit it -super-curious self see what the unexplored has to offer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Those nasty types have slithered back under the rocks and present no more problems. Nows the time to move ahead on that promising new relationship. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new offer could clear up that lingering money problem. Also, a more confident attitude on your part might well help get that personal situation back on track. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of turning chaos into order. Youre also generous with your help for those who seek it. On Jan. 18, 1803, in a secret message to Congress, President Thomas Jefferson requests funding for the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the mysterious Far West and perhaps find a Northwest Passage to the Pacific. Jefferson officially asked Congress for $2,500, though some sources indicate the expedition ultimately cost closer to $50,000. On Jan. 14, 1875, theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer is born in Upper-Alsace, Germany. Schweitzers philosophy revolved around what he called reverence for life, the idea that all life must be respected and loved. On Jan. 19, 1883, two steamers, the Cimbria and the Sultan, collide in heavy fog in the North Sea, resulting in the deaths of 357 people. For those who did not make it into a lifeboat, the cold water was deadly. Hypothermia and drowning claimed hundreds of lives within minutes. On Jan. 16, 1942, actress Carole Lombard, famous for her roles in screwball comedies such as My Man Godfrey and for her marriage to actor Clark Gable, is killed when the TWA DC-3 plane she is traveling in crashes en route from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. On Jan. 15, 1951, Ilse Koch, wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment in a court in West Germany for her extraordinary sadism. The Witch of Buchenwald collected lampshades, book covers and gloves made from the skin of tattooed camp prisoners. On Jan. 17, 1966, an American B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 jet tanker over Spains Mediterranean coast, dropping three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares and another into the sea. The U.S. eventually settled some 500 claims by residents whose health was adversely affected. On Jan. 20, 1980, President Jimmy Carter proposes that the 1980 Summer Olympics be moved from the planned host city, Moscow, if the Soviet Union failed to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within a month. The United States was one of some 60 countries that eventually boycotted the Moscow Olympics. It was American humorist and columnist Josh Billings who made the following sage observation: Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does. You think there are a lot of lawsuits being heard in the courts these days? Statistics show that half of the suits filed never even make it to court. In France in the 1700s, capital punishment was not uncommon, and criminals thus condemned were decapitated by the countrys Chief Executioner. This position was hereditary, which posed a problem when, in 1726, the holder of that title, Charles-Jean-Baptiste Sanson, suffered an early death, leaving his 7-year-old son, Charles, to take up the grisly duties. It was obvious to all that a child could never wield the heavy axe required for the decapitations, so it was deemed acceptable for a helper to actually perform the executions. Only the official office-holder could put the official seal on the act, however, so the poor boy had to witness every one. It wasnt until the ripe old age of 12 that he began to take over the full duties of the office. When famed inventor Alexander Graham Bell died in 1922, he was dictating a memo. His final words were, So little done, so much to do! If youre a fan of big brass, you might want to head to Millersville, Pa., in May. Every year during that month, the town celebrates International Tuba Day, with some 50 tuba players on hand to serenade the crowd. Theres been much public conversation about the growing girth of Americans in recent decades. Its not just people who are gaining weight, though; between 1996 and 2006, the average motor vehicle made in the U.S. gained 500 pounds. If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. -Katharine Hepburn THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


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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 JANUARY 11, 201330 Hello, my name is Buttercup and I am a one-and-a-half year old spayed female tricolored hound mix. Im a young dog who is mellow and easy-going, yet very attentive. I love people and other dogs, too, so if you need a companion for your other pet, Id be the perfect addition to your family! My adoption fee is $55 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County Adoption Promotion. Hello, my name is Gail and I am a one-and-ahalf year old spayed female blue Russian Blue cat. You might be wondering why a young, beautiful girl like me has been waiting for a home since July. You see, I had a very important job to do. First I had to raise my own kittens and then I was a surrogate mom for several other litters of babies without a momma. Kitten season is over now, so if you are looking or a sweet, gentle cat, Im ready to be your forever companion. My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour, so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Gail ID #: 543098 Buttercup ID# 521080 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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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 CROWN COLONYThis tastefully decorated home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with a loft and over 2,200 sq.ft. of A/C living space on a corner lot with a west view overlooking a lake. With the Master bedroom suite downstairs, and the other bedrooms and bath upstairs, the house is well suited for entertaining and family living. Features include a great room, eat-in kitchen and lanai area to watch sunsets. Enjoy maintenance-free living, and take advantage of the amenities including gym, community pool and spa, Har-Tru tennis courts. Optional golf and dining are available through memberships. Very close to shopping and Lee Memorial HealthPark, only minutes to the islands and beaches. Priced right at $369,000. Contact Ray Ochester at 239/410-9725.COPACETICCopacetic Estate, as the name indicates 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, Living room with Fireplace, Formal Dinning, large open Kitchen, oversize laundry, and screened porch overlooking the pool, outside entertainment area, roomy back yard, boat dock and Bay. Also included: Family/Game Room, Hobby Room, Pool Bath and 3 Car Garage all connected by Private Elevator. Then 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! All offered for $3,995,000. BEACH VILLALess is more! A Captiva Island one bedroom has one of the most desirable locations on the island and within South Seas Island Resort. This second floor villa features fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico and steps to our beautiful Captiva Beach. Enjoy sunsets from the Lanai. Traditional interior accented with neutral tile flooring throughout & a carpeted bedroom. Updated kitchen cabinetry & furnishings are included. Sunset Beach Villas offer grills, pool, tennis court, lush tropical landscaping. With the Resorts Premier Club Membership, enjoy amenities such as family adventure programs, kids camp, golf, tennis, resort lagoon pools, boating & marina services, restaurants and more. Offered for $529,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. ISLAND BEACH CLUBQuiet, well maintained, contemporary 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located on the desirable west end. Views of the Gulf from kitchen and living room. Updated and ready to be enjoyed. Offered fully furnished for $539,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Lister 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Lister 239/994-7975 SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110 Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indiesstyle dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $275,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632. #3139 Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $405,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 SUNDIAL G-104If what you are seeking is a beautiful condo with resort style living on Sanibel Island for your personal enjoyment AND rental income then look no further. This fabulous pet friendly, remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit at Sundial Beach Resort has it all. Tile throughout, granite counter tops, washer/dryer, extra storage for bikes, all with easy access to the beach, pool restaurant and spa. This is a first floor unit just waiting for you. Offered for $495,000. Contact Kelly Palmer or Brian Murty 239/472-1278. UPPER CAPTIVAThis tropical gem features two lots. The Bay front lot features a brand new boat dock extending into the bay with deep water dockage (6-10) Great for the boating and fishing. The Gulf front lot offers incredible views of the Gulf on pristine white beaches. The exterior of the home is complete, the interior is not. A perfect opportunity to finish the home to your own tastes and specifications. Only 1/2 mile from South Seas plantation. The perfect retreat for anglers and beach enthusiasts. Offered for $895,000 Contact Tracy Mr. Lister 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms. Lister 239/841-4540. 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 community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. #5134 Offered $267,900 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $635,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath #5343 Offered for $699,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Only the finest amenities used in this home with gourmet kitchen, wine room, Travertine flooring, granite, extensive molding work, oak flooring, private elevator, detailed beamed ceilings, fireplace, paver stones, outdoor kitchen with additional fireplace, pass thru pantry and many more extras. This home is truly exceptional and must be seen. Amazing Value at $4,999,500. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826 -5807. Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975THE RIVER JANUARY 11, 201332