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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 2 JANUARY 18, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Three Performances Planned For Mrs. Edisons Hymn SingCelebrate the Edison Festival of Light and help feed the hungry by attending Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing on Tuesday, February 5 at The First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers, at the corner of Second Street and Lee Street. Its the 24th year of the Hymn Sing, which is organized and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. Because of the overwhelming popularity of the event, three performances are planned, at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Admission is free, but because of the increased need for food for the hungry, organizers are requesting that those who attend bring cans of non-perishable food and a voluntary cash donation, if possible, to benefit The Soup Kitchen of CCMI (Everyday Marketplace & Caf). Ladies and gentlemen, we desperately need your help. The need for food is absolutely critical this year and seems to be ongoing for the near future, said organizer Sam Galloway, Jr. Love your fellow neighbor. Attempt to do what God would do and want you to do. Show me a man or woman who has not needed a helping hand in his or her life. Continued unemployment and the prolonged downturn in our local economy have caused continued on page 9Screaming Orphans Return To Davis CenterThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers will host the 4th annual Screaming Orphans concert at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers January 26. The band Kilt the Messenger will perform outside in front of the arts center beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the Screaming Orphans on the inside stage at 8 p.m. The Screaming Orphans are four talented and high-spirited sisters who had the good fortune to be raised in the city of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. The quartet has a big following across the United States and is popular in Fort Myers, having performed here several times. January will mark their fourth continued on page 25 The Screaming Orphans First Presbyterian Church Stained GlassFort Myers Beach Art Association Receives Special FlagAt the holiday potluck in December, the Fort Myers Beach Art Association was given a special flag by member Doris King, mother of member Penny Fox. King was a WAVE during World War II and a member of the Caloosa WAVES chapter in Lee County. Recently, the chapter was forced to close its meeting space and disband the chapter because the number of members had dwindled to only a handful. When King heard that FMBAA needed a new flag for the outdoor pole, she arranged to have the flag that hung in the meeting room for many years donated to the beach group. The flag is so old, it has only 48 stars. King spoke of her role in the war and of the sadness of being one of only a few remaining veterans. Meg Bushnell, FMBAA president, thanked King and all the veterans for their service to the country. The FMBAA will find a place to display the flag in the gallery rather than expose it to the elements. Fort Myers Beach Art Association Donates To Beach Elementary Art Program Association President Meg Bushnell and Michele Buelow, Paint The Beach chair, recently met with Beach Elementary School Principal Larry Wood and art teacher Holly Nichols along with a class of her 5th grade art students to present them with a $400 check for art supplies. The students recently raised more than $100 by selling the artwork they made during the Paint The Beach event at the school. The art association shares a special relationship with Beach Elementary and follows the students progress as they reach high school level, when they are eligible for the FMBAA scholarships. Scholarships are given to high school seniors who are going on to a college level art program. The seniors competing for the scholarships will be showing their work at the gallery in April. Nichols relayed to the students that she recieved a scholarship from the art association when she was a senior and encouraged them all to keep working at their craft. Events like Paint The Beach and the support provided by the community allow the FMBAA to provide these funds and scholarships. The FMBAA working gallery on Donora and Shellmound in Fort Myers Beach is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on shows or classes, call 463-3909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Penny Fox; Meg Bushnell, FMBAA president; and Doris King with the American flag photo by Kathy Taylor
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Legacy Of The Gondola Innby Gerri ReavesIn March 1947, a winter visitor sent a postcard to her daughter Lora in New Jersey. In addition to commenting about the famous South Florida weather, the mother thought her daughter might like to see where she was spending some of her time. The postcard image was of the Gondola Inn. The name was appropriate for the seafood restaurant Frank Pellegrin opened in 1930, for it actually floated on the water. Later, it was placed on pilings. Located on West First Street, just west of Carson Street and not far from the Pleasure Pier and public park, the business was successful even the Thomas Edisons and Henry Fords dined there. By 1936, it had expanded. Interestingly enough, the restaurant, whose name evoked images of Venetian canals and whose advertisements often included images of gondoliers, was in a Mexican phase by the time Lora in New Jersey received her postcard. In fact, her mother even mentioned the pretty Mexican decorations, perhaps referring to things like the gigantic sombreros seen in the photo of the dining room. Theres nothing particularly Mexican about the inviting cocktail lounge, though. The dcor is best described as lazy tropical chic, with comfortable rattan chairs, screens painted with palm trees, a jukebox (left) and stylish barstools. Throughout its history, the view of the river from large dining room windows and open decks was perhaps the restaurants major asset. Many civic organizations and clubs met there regularly. In the late 1930s, the Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions Clubs held meetings at the Gondola. The year after these photos were taken, the restaurant was sold. I wonder if the Mexican dcor vanished? In the 1950s, the Jaycees, Business and Professional Womans Club and the Optimists joined the ranks of organizations who met there. In those post-World War II years, it had a lot to offer in addition to riverside dining: air-conditioning, a cocktail lounge, dancing, package goods, and private dining rooms suitable for parties and weddings. Over the years, however, the restaurant suffered fires and many changes of ownership. By 1960, the original name had disappeared, although the restaurant was reborn as the River House. In subsequent years, it became Pates and then Nates -Steak House, and briefly Capn Blighs Restaurant, before a fire destroyed all but the pilings.continued on page 6 For most of the last 80 years, a restaurant has been located at this spot on the Caloosahatchee River photo by Gerri Reaves The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: email@example.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 18, 20132 The Gondola Inns cocktail lounge and dining rooms by the river on West First Street courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society, Sara Nell Hendry Gran Collection
3 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art: Uncommon Friendsby Tom HallCentennial Park is located on the scenic banks of the Caloosahatchee in the northwest corner of the River District. It is a beautiful 10-acre community plaza that commemorates the first 100 years of the City of Fort Myers existence, and its centerpiece is a memorial of another kind. Called Uncommon Friends, it is a tribute to the bond shared by the citys famous winter residents, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. While these three inventors are best known as pioneers of 20th century industry, they were best friends forever long before BFFs became entrenched in Internet lexicon. They dined together, watched films in the Arcade Building on First Street together, and camped together along with a buddy by the name of James D. Newton. Newton later wrote a book about their close bonds, and he titled it Uncommon Friends. When former mayor Art Hammel hired sculptor D.J. Wilkins to make something special for our new Centennial Park, Wilkins called up Newton to see if he could name the statue he was doing the same as your book. He said hed be honored, Wilkins recounts, but I said, Youd be honoring me. To craft Uncommon Friends, Wilkins needed to combine the skills of sculptor, swimming pool contractor, plumber, electrician and landscape architect. In the reflection pool surrounding the 20-foot island occupied by the cost cast aluminum figures of the three inventors are an alligator and her five offspring, a manatee and her calf, otters, fish, frogs and a number of lily pads. The frogs and lily pads double as fountain heads, which add a pleasing auditory aspect to the overall work. The alligator was my only casualty during an otherwise uneventful fabrication process, Wilkins reminisces. I took her out of the cast and promptly dropped her. Obviously, I had to start all over with her. Dedicated in 1988, Uncommon Friends is widely regarded as the sculptural symbol of the city. It was voted best public artwork by South Florida Gulf Coast Magazine. The sculptor adopted Fort Myers as his home in 1975. He came here from Kentucky because of his mother, who called Fort Myers the prettiest place shed ever seen. 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. Uncommon Friends, by sculptor D.J. Wilkins, is located in Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers historic River District 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!
THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 20134 Creative Chefs Host Free Culinary Event At The Alliance GreenMarketThe Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket outdoor stage will be taken over by chefs Ruth Cohen and Eric Truglas on Saturday, January 19. The public is invited to watch the culinary guests work and then taste the results of their cooking adventures. The day begins at 10 a.m. when the chefs tour the GreenMarket to select fresh, local ingredients from vendors, as well as harvesting fresh herbs from the community garden areas on the Alliances campus. They will then decide on creative ways to use the produce from Alva and Buckingham, seafood and micro-greens from Matlacha, as well as local honey, preserves, cheeses and sauces. It will be a highly interactive experience, as the public is encouraged to ask questions, suggest recipes and taste the dishes. Supporting local growers (or being a locavore) is one of the most important things we can do towards sustainability. Beneficial effects include reducing carbon emissions, keeping jobs in the area and eating healthier, fresher food. The Alliance GreenMarket, now in its 4th year, centers on the idea that theres healthier, more sustainable ways to live right here in Southwest Florida. It routinely hosts gardening classes, local artists, yoga sessions, drum circles and many other fun, free activities for the whole family. A compact, small farmers market, it offers all the local foodstuffs youd expect from such a venue, along with other interesting items, from homemade soaps and candles to organic fertilizers, plants and rain barrels. As for the chefs, lately of Heritage Palms and Mad Fresh, they are hoping visitors will have as much fun as they do. The idea of visiting a farmers market and shopping there as just another customer, and then surprising everyone by trying something new created right there on the spot is very exciting, says Ruth Cohen. Eric Truglas adds that growing up in France, you get used to eating whats local and in season. That everything should be available at all times is a very alien idea for us; rather, we focus on finding great ways to prepare seasonal ingredients. I cant tell you what Ill be cooking at the Alliance market, but I know it will be fun. For more information about the GreenMarket, contact Market Manager Santiago De Choch at 939-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fresh local produce combines with fine cheeses (both local and European) to create unique flavors GreenMarket visitors sample culinary creations prepared by chef Eric Truglas onsite Chef Ruth Cohen and local farmer Ken Ryan, at a GreenMarket cooking demo 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 Call: 239.288.6953 w ww.v i nos pi casso.co m w paint studio gallery wine bar w/local artists (from left) Chef Ruth Cohen, farmer Ken Ryan, and GreenMarket manager Santiago De Choch
5 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 i s com i n g to t he Ft. Myers Beach, Ft Ft My My e rs rs B e a c h Sanibel & Sa Sa n i b e l & McGregor Mc Mc G re reg eg o r A r ea r r M arin e Trading P os t Tall Ship Lynx To Spend Winter On Fort Myers BeachFort Myers Beach has been selected as the tall ship Lynxs new winter home. The ship is currently in Fort Myers Beach through January 23. It will then travel to St. Petersburg before returning to Fort Myers Beach February 1. The announcement was made during the January 10 Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. A schedule of future ship tours and sailaways in Fort Myers Beach will be announced in the coming days. The public is invited to take tours of the Lynx. Tickets for dockside tours are $6 for adults; free for children 12 and under. Public sailaways tickets are $65 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under. The Lynx operates under the auspices of the Lynx Educational Foundation, dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach early American history. It provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with their American history lessons and renders a hands-on experience. The War of 1812 is recognized as a significant element of American heritage and as a turning point in the development of our national identity. In addition to educational programming, charters and tours Lynx has been hired in the past to train the cast and crew of the movie series Pirates of the Caribbean. The Lynx is currently on a five-year mission, which began in 2010, along the east coast of the United States and Canada to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. The ship serves as an interpretation of an actual privateer of the same name, built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fells Point, Maryland. She was among the first ships to defend American freedom by evading the British naval fleet then blockading American ports and serving in the important privateering efforts. Although captured early in the war, the original Lynx was recognized as superior in design. With her rakish profile and superior sailing abilities, she served as an inspiration to those ships that would follow. Naval architects continue to study her power and grace. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era. For additional information about the Lynx, contact Jeffrey Woods, 949-274-5785, or go to www.privateerlynx.com. Lynx Burroughs Home Daily ToursLiving history tours of the historic Burroughs Home are available Monday through Friday at both 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join the homes docents as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers oldest homes. The tours begin at 11 a.m. and continue to 12:15 or 1 to 2:15 p.m. Reservations are requested but not required for the Georgian Revival Mansion. Tickets for adults are $12; seniors, $10; children 6 to 12, $5; and those 5 and under are free. Lunches can be arranged for groups of 10 or more. Free parking is available in the red brick house parking lot across the street from the Burroughs Home. The Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, is under the management of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The guided tours include a walk among live oaks and lush gardens, with an opportunity to relax in a rocking chair on the verandah while watching the Caloosahatchee River roll gently by. Built in 1901, the Burroughs Home was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers elite including the Edisons, Fords and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Check the Burroughs Home website http://burroughshome.com/events.cfm for additional information. Call 337-0706 to make tour reservations. The Burroughs Home, located at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers
Hortoons THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 20136 Winter Book SaleSponsored by the Friends of the Fort Myers Library, the annual Winter Book Sale will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please come and help support the library programs and services. Available during the sale will be books, audiotapes, videos, DVDs, CDs and much more for all ages. Everything you can fit in a bag is just $3. Bags are provided by the Friends. Fort Myers Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For additional information, call 549-9625 or visit www.fortmyersfriends.org. Canning ClassesCanning classes, presented by the UF/IFAS Lee County Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences, will be offered at the Terry Park Complex, located at 3406 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers. Cost is $10 per person. You must be registered and paid in advance to attend the class (No walk-ins). Class is limited to nine participants. Participants will learn the current science in USDA home food preservation recommendations through lecture and a hands-on pressure canning experience. Class instructors will also have available for purchase the So Easy To Preserve canning book from the University of Georgia. The cost is $18 per book. Two classes will be offered: Tuesday, January 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information or to register for a class, contact Celia Hill at hillcb@ leegov.com or 533-7510. From page 2Gondola InnIn the late 1980s, the Chart House opened on the site. Today, Joes Crab Shack is the successor to the exotically named floating restaurant on West First. Walk down West First Street to a spot where countless meetings, parties, and gatherings have taken place since 1930. Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the many restaurants of historic Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Discover local history at one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society. 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, The Edisons of Fort Myers by Tom Smoot, Yesterdays Fort Myers by Marian Bailey Godown and Alberta Colcord Rawchuck. 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 email@example.com. Check them out on Facebook at Greeters of Fort Myers for other fun activities. Craft Fair On Fort Myers BeachThe Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Key Estero Boulevard Shops Vendor & Craft Fair on Sunday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located in the Key Estero Shops parking area, the fair will feature local artisans, vendors and crafters from all parts of Florida. Ragady Megaforceband will provide entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 and will include discussions of marine navigation, how the device works, and its limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with a GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will learn about key features to look for. The cost of the class is $30. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Alva Craft ShowAlva Community Center is looking for craft vendors for their upcoming Annual Alva Craft Show taking place on Saturday, February 2. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alva Community Park, 21471 North River Road in Alva. Vendor spaces (10 feet by 10 feet) are available for a nominal fee of $10 each. Tables, tents, chairs, etc. will not be provided. Public admission to the show will be free. For further information on the event or to become a vendor, contact Sandra Bates at 728-2882 or BatesSW@leegov. com. Bridal Flea MarketWondering what to do with all those leftover wedding and party decorations? Planning a wedding on a budget? If you have leftovers from your wedding or special event that have only been gently used or if you are planning an upcoming wedding or event on a budget, join us at the Brides Flea Market on Sunday, January 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Riverside Community Center, located at 3061 E. Riverside Drive in Fort Myers. Tables are available for sellers to rent starting at $15. For buyers, admission is $3. All proceeds will benefit Redeemer Early Learning Center. For additional information, call Judy at 768-6720.
7 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Calendar Girls Paws For PatriotsThe Calendar Girls chose historic downtown Fort Myers for their 2014 calendar photo shoot. Helping the girls look their best was Crae Clements of Crae Clements Photography and Xavier Brignoni, Jamie Burnette and David Acevedo of The Union Artists Studio. Since 2006, the Calendar Girls have been supporting the Paws For Patriots program of Southeastern Guide Dogs. This program identifies our blinded and wounded warriors from all wars, and gives to them a guide dog or veteran assistant dog at no charge. The school receives no government funding; all funds come from the public, and it now costs $60,000 to raise up one guide dog team. Thanks to the generosity of Southwest Florida, the Calendar Girls have sponsored eight guide dog puppies. The Calendar Girls are available for your next event and are also looking for sponsors for their 2014 calendar. Visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com or call 850-6010 for more information. From left starting in back are Linda Barron Floyd, Jaye Dobson, Joy Baker, Lynn Hutton, Deb Frazier, JJ Jones, Aileen Smith, Barb Peck, Deb Watch, Katherine Shortlidge, Maryanne McSweeney, Pat Benner, Luda Goldenberg, Kathy Della Bella, Lyn Carlson, Jamie Burnette, Tina Pegler, Pat Webber, Irene Collins, Gail Novak, Sandy Ensman, David Acevedo, Frances Kirkbride, Barbie Graff and Xavier Brignoni Guided Walk At Flatwoods PreserveA guided morning walk amongst the pines will be held on Saturday, January 26 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve. Pine Island is one of only a couple of locations in Lee County where you will find naturalized Longleaf Pines. The tall, stately tree once covered 30 to 60 million acres of the southeastern United States Coastal Plain, but 200 years of logging and land clearing have greatly reduced its range. Fire plays a major role in the development of this community, and is essential to the survival of many of the plants and animals dependent on this habitat, the gopher tortoise being a primary example. Walk a 1.12-mile trail that leads you through low-growing saw palmetto, abundant grasses and flowering plants all characteristic of a healthy plant community shaped by fire. The degree of difficulty of this walk is moderate. Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat (shade is scarce in some areas), binoculars and cameras. No restrooms are onsite. Participants should meet in the parking lot, located at 6351 Stringfellow Road in St. James City. Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, the tour and parking are free. For more information, call 707-8251 or visit www.conservation2020.org. Pine Warbler 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. 25, 2013
THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 20138 Along The RiverOn Friday, January 18, the Sunshine Blues Festival arrives at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers along the beautiful Caloosahatchee. The artists scheduled to appear are Tedeschi Trucks Band, Walter Trout, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker, Jaimoes Jasssz Band, Matt Schofield, The Wood Brothers, Big Sams Funky Nation, Sean Chambers and Bobby Lee Rodgers (subject to change). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the concert begins at noon, rain or shine. Centennial Park is located at 2000 West First Street in Fort Myers historic River District. General admission tickets are $62.50. Go to www.sunshinebluesfestival.com for more information. The downtown Fort Myers Saturday Art Fair is back for the season. The sidewalks of First Street will feature local artists showcasing their work from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is organized by the people who produce Art Walk. Call 337-5050. The Riverdale Kiwanis Clubs Medieval Faire returns to Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers for a second weekend. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festivities include jousting by New Riders of the Golden Age, merchants and artisans, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, live combat chess matches, 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.medieval-faire.com. Southwest Florida is a great diving destination thanks to the recent sinking of the USS Mohawk. Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers offers day and night dive trips to the artificial reef located approximately 28 nautical miles west of Redfish Pass. The USS Mohawk is a 165-foot Coast Guard cutter launched in 1934 and serving U.S. naval forces in the North Atlantic during World War II. It was sunk with a lifeboat and replica guns. The propeller, anchor, tackle, original decks and the stacks are intact, making it a wreck divers dream. Starting around 35 feet, divers will see a wide variety of reef fish in a zone which still has enough natural sunlight to support phytoplankton. Dropping down to 90 feet, it provides numerous and changing environments for a multitude of specialized marine live. Scubavice also gives beginners the opportunity to earn their Open Water Scuba certifications with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com. If you prefer to stay above the water, Captiva Cruises offers boat cruises and tours from Captiva Island to the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers every Wednesday. The boat depart at 10 a.m. and cruise time aboard Santiva is approximately one hour and 40 minutes. During the excursion along the shorelines of Captiva and Sanibel and up the Caloosahatchee, guests will learn about the exciting history of the areas vital ecosystem. Upon arrival to Fort Myers, enjoy lunch at the private Royal Palm Yacht Club followed by a guided tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Participants will return to Captiva aboard the Santiva. While relaxing on the boat, hear about Captivas rich history, including the famous fishing camps popular in the early 1900s. The roster of fascinating characters that frequenting the camps included J.N. Ding Darling, President Theodore Roosevelt and John Roach, the man who purchased Useppa Island for the Izaak Walton Club for tarpon fishing. Other notable locations include Punta Rassa, an important cattle town from which Florida bovines were shipped and traded with Cuba in the 1800s. Captiva Cruises is located at McCarthys Marina, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. For reservations, call 472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. Urban funk band Big Sams Funky Nation is scheduled to appear at the Sunshine Blues Festival at Centennial Park in Fort Myers A dolphin using its powerful tail flukes to play in the wake during a Captiva Cruises trip Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. 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9 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Martini Competition Stirs Up South CapeThe 7th Annual Kiwanis Best South Cape Martini Competition will take place at 10 businesses in the South Cape dining and entertainment district from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, January 26. Check-in booths will open at 6:45 p.m. Attendees must check in by 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and participants must be at least 21 years of age. For more information, call 404-8981. Some like it shaken and some like it stirred. Those with an adventurous streak who love to try new things may give a Tiki-Tini a whirl. There is also the chance to sip a Mystic Mango or a Chocolate Covered Pretzel Martini. These are just a few of the creative concoctions shaken up by South Cape restaurants, bars and nightclubs as part of the 7th Annual Kiwanis Best South Cape Martini Competition. The best part is that you are one of the judges. Guests at the Kiwanis Best South Cape Martini Competition will leisurely travel around the South Cape entertainment district on a special fleet of trolleys stopping at the ten participating establishments to relax with a custom cocktail and appetizer. At the end of the evening, everyone will vote on their favorite drink. There are three categories of martinis: classic, exotic and dessert. The competition, as always, is fierce. Get your tickets in advance. There are only 1,000 tickets and they are sold out quickly. My favorite part of this event is seeing the many visitors strolling about and saying I had no idea there were so many great businesses here in South Cape, said Helen Ramey, CRA Economic Development Manager. Two years ago I spoke with a woman from Maine that plans her annual trip to Cape Coral around this one event, she added. The South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) created this event in 2007 as part of its stimulus program to get feet on the street and to introduce all the great establishments in the South Cape dining and entertainment district. In 2011, the CRA transitioned away from special events and transferred responsibility for the many programs so that it could focus on its Vision Plan effort and redrafting of the Land Use and Development Regulations. This event was transferred to the Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral, though the CRA continues to assist with the planning and implementation of the competition. Joanne Stevens, the owner of Ralphs Place, will be making the Mystic Mango Martini, a cocktail that gave her the 2010 Best Exotic category winner title. This event brings in people from Punta Gorda, Bonita and Naples, said Stevens. It is great to see 1,000 people discovering the best South Cape has to offer all in one evening. Tickets are now available for purchase at the these locations Leapin Lizard, 1719 Cape Coral Pkwy E., 542-6400 Ralphs Place, 1306 Cape Coral Pkwy E., 541-5484 Dixie Roadhouse, 1023 SE 47th Terrace, 541-7900 John Michaels Fine Jewelry, 1331 Cape Coral Pkwy E., 549-2099 Cruisers Lounge, 1517 SE 47th Terrace, 542-5533 Chicago Pizza, 1341 SE 47th Terrace, 945-2262 Monkey Bar, 1428 Lafayette Street, 549-8800 Paradise Tiki Hut, 1502 Miramar Street, 540-8454 Ticket sales locations accept only cash or check made payable to: Cape Coral Kiwanis. Starting at 6:45 p.m. on January 26, ticket holders will gather at either of the two check-in locations, Leapin Lizard or near Ralphs Place in Big Johns Plaza, to obtain their wristband and passport to the event. Trolleys will take them to the 10 different locations. The cost of the ticket covers the transportation, the martini samples and the appetizers. Attendees must check-in by 8:00 p.m. Special designated driver tickets are also available on the date of the event for $10 for groups of two or more, and will allow the designated driver to taste all the appetizers and have access to the trolleys but no alcohol drinks. In addition, taxis will be available throughout the South Cape area. For those desiring to enjoy the evening in South Cape and not worry about driving, the Holiday Inn Express, Dolphin Key Resort and Hampton Inn are located within walking distance of the Martini event. Martini event map From page 1Mrs. Edisons Hymn Singmany of our neighbors to ask for food to feed their families for the first time in their lives, said Rev. Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church. We cant allow our neighbors and friends to be hungry. Please we need our community to get together and help with all the canned goods they can. Galloway, who originated the hymn sing in 1989, said he wanted to do something to honor Mrs. Mina Edison during the Edison Festival celebration. We hear a great deal about the wonderful work of Thomas Alva Edison, but we dont do a lot to honor his wife who also volunteered a great deal of her time and talent to making Fort Myers what it is today, Galloway said. This hymn sing is a way to honor her good work, too. This years event will feature the First Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and many other singers, including members of the Mastersingers, guest soloists, along with a piano-organ combination. Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing is the first of three hymn sings sponsored annually by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The other two are A Midsummer Nights Sing in July and the very popular Holiday Carol Sing in December. All three events benefit The Soup Kitchen at CCMI, which was started by First Presbyterian Church in 1984 to help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County. A record 5,500 pounds of canned goods were donated at last years Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing to benefit The Soup Kitchen at CCMI. The food was immediately distributed to those in need. CCMI is an innovative non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through The Soup Kitchen (Everyday Caf and Marketplace) and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in their Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through the Cape Coral United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children each school year. For more information or directions to the church, call 334-2261 or visit www. fpcfortmyers.org. 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THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201310 Soup Kitchen Benefit Returns March 5One of the seasons most anticipated events is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013. Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at the Sam Galloway Ford dealership located off Boy Scout Drive in Fort Myers. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Maestro Andrew Kurtz will be conducting the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra performing Broadway show-stoppers. Last years event sold out, with more than 600 guests attending to help raise needed funds for Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., the umbrella agency for the Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces, Meals On Wheels, Community Montessori Preschool and Social and Homeless Services. Each year, local restaurants, companies and individuals donate the southern-style menu including barbeque chicken and pork, fried chicken, coleslaw, fried shrimp, cheese grits, swamp cabbage, gourmet meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gumbo, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, fresh green beans, corn bread, homemade cookies and gourmet chocolates. The goal of this annual event is to raise as much money as possible for local residents in need. This is our 10th year of dear friends and businesses joining together to help those less fortunate in our community, said Sam Galloway, Jr. I wish we didnt have to hold this event any longer and that hunger was not an issue in our community. Unfortunately, it is still a serious problem. More of our neighbors and their children are going to need our help, and I plan to help them. Impending changes to federal programs have the potential to seriously damage the availability of funds for those who need them the most, the working poor, children and the elderly. These fiscal changes will have a serious impact not only on the most vulnerable community members but also on CCMI and its partner agencies that rely on federal, state or county grants to operate services such as Meals On Wheels. Private donations and grants will become more and more important for CCMI to sustain its mission for the foreseeable future. Galloway wants to ensure that CCMI can continue helping Lee Countys growing population of hungry gain access to nutritious meals. Ten years ago, he gathered friends in the local restaurant community and beyond to donate their time and services toward a community fundraiser for local homeless and hungry. The event has grown each year with guests who come together for one evening in the Service Department of Galloway Ford. All the monies raised go directly to CCMI to help those in need in Lee County. With the money raised at last years event, we have been able to continue serving our neighbors in need while developing new and innovative ways to fight hunger and homelessness, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. Those things included expanding CCMIs social service programs to include comprehensive case coaching and education innovation classes, serving more schools last summer with CCMIs Mobile Food Pantry and adding more schools and students to its weekend backpack program. In the last year, CCMI has served 80,000 meals from its Fort Myers and Cape Coral Everyday Cafs & Marketplaces, 105,000 meals to homebound Meals On Wheels customers and fed more than 1,500 students each school weekend through its emergency backpack and school pantry program. CCMIs Everyday Caf and Marketplace concept makes food more easily available to everyone in the community who is hungry. The market model also decreases the stigma associated with standing in line for a hot meal or groceries and reduces significant waste in the preselected grocery bag model. We can and did make a difference, said Sam Galloway. When hunger affects our community, it impacts every one of us in some way, and if every one of us does a small part to impact change, change will happen. Two dollars can feed a family for a day, he concluded. We are all feeling the effects of this economy, but not doing anything for our local neighbors in need is not an option for me, and I can guarantee anyone who attends this event is truly making a difference. Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities and tables are available starting at $2,500. Individual tickets are $150 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ccmileecounty.com or call CCMI at 332-7687 ext. 100. Forest Banks and Susan Chicone during last years Soup Kitchen Benefit Steve Shimp and Sam Galloway, Jr. Crowd during last years Galloway Soup Kitchen Benefit 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 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
11 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013Davis Art Center Open Mic Night And Glow PartyThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is hosting another Open Mic Night during Music Walk this month. Sign up outside on the loggia that night. Open Mic performances will be on the loggia of the Davis on Friday, January 18 between 7 and 10 p.m. The Dancing at the Davis Glow Party will be inside, in the Grand Atrium, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Dancing at the Davis is the dancing destination in downtown Fort Myers during Music Walk. Get dressed up and come to the Davis Art Center for music, dancing and fun at every Music Walk. Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be performing and offering a group dance lesson at the remaining Dancing at the Davis Events. For the January Glow Party, come wearing all white and dance in the black lights. Themes for the rest of the season are Disco Groovy 70s Party (February), Flashback 80s (March) and Latin Dance Party (April). Dancing at the Davis tickets are $5 each. For tickets and information, visit www. sbdac.com or call 333-1933. 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 email@example.com for more information. English Country Dancing ClassLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at the W a-ke Hatchee Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dr ess is casual, and participants should wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary; beginners are welcomed. Lessons free after one time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. For additional information, visit http://dancefl.us/ecd/FtMyersECD. shtml. Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Call 432-2154 for driving directions. Spend The Day In MatlachaOn Tuesday, January 22, tour Matlacha with Vino Picassos, then paint on the eclectic dock of Leoma Lovegroves famous garden of painted treasures. Sip on delicious wine and live the Matlacha life while enjoying step-by-step instruction from fun and friendly local artists. The tour starts at 9 a.m. and painting starts at 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., depending upon which session you choose. The cost is $50 per paint session, which includes all materials, one 12 x 16 canvas and wine. Register online at www.vinospicasso.com or call Vinos Picasso at 288-6953. Ten percent goes to support the Matlacha Island Chamber of Commerces Public Art Project. Join Vino Picassos for a tour of Matlacha and a painting workshop at Leoma Lovegroves Gallery. Pictured is Lovegroves Bubble Fish 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! ways! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always
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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 AM at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com 239-220-8519 Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun! 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: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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 Austercontinued on page 13THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201312
13 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Storytelling WorkshopUsing her storybox technique, nationally acclaimed storyteller Kim Weitkamp will demonstrate a fun, easy way to pull numerous story ideas out of personal experiences. Produced by the Tamiami Tale Tellers of Fort Myers, Weitkamps workshop will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers on Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The fee is $10 per person, cash requested. The members of this workshop will learn a quick and easy way to turn any interesting situation into a well-rounded tale. Participants will leave the workshop with one new piece that will contain all the bones of a good story. Whether a story lover, a family storyteller, a hobbyist, a performing teller, a writer or a public speaker, this workshop will help the participant build his or her repertoire and enhance any presentation. Learn how to find your voice and transform life experiences into spellbinding stories. Weitkamp is a nationally-known storyteller and a gifted workshop leader who has performed her own personal stories at festivals throughout the country and at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. For more information about her, visit www.kimweitkamp.com. To RSVP for the workshop, call Mary Lou Williams at 267-6480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kim WeitkampJan Phillips Concert, Spirituality EventJan Phillips, award-winning author, poet, musician, visionary thought leader and dynamic speaker, will present a concert, Take Back The Light, at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 25, followed by a day-long spirituality conference, Evolutionary Creativity and Modern Day Mysticism, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 26. Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Phillips transformational presentations inspire consciousness and commitment. Known worldwide for her keynote speaking, workshops and multimedia video presentations, she creates a unique multi-sensory experience, weaving humor, storytelling, captivating imagery and music to inspire and ignite insights for life-changing action. Jan shows people how to access their wisdom, activate their own creative energy and communicate with passion and power. Phillips has taught and given retreats in more than 23 countries and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Ms., Newsday, People, National Catholic Reporter and other publications. She has written several books, including No Ordinary Time and The Art of Original Thinking, was a contributor to Barbara Marx Hubbards recent book, Birth 2012 and Beyond. She has two CDs of original music, All The Way To Heaven and Singing for the Soul and several DVDs to inspire creativity. Her photography has been exhibited both in the U.S. and internationally. A full listing of her books and the awards received can be found at her website, www.JanPhillips. com. Both events will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane in Fort Myers. The concert and day-long spirituality conference is sponsored by Mother of God House of Prayer and the Institute for Evolving Spirituality. Cost is $20 for the concert, $45 for the spirituality conference or $60 for both events. To register, call 7283614 or email email@example.com. From page 12Churches/TemplesPresident: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: email@example.com 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 a.m. Childrens class at 11 a.m. 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. Ralph Votapek Trio To Open Concert SeriesThe Ralph Votapek Trio will open the 14th season of the Signature Chamber Concerts on Sunday, January 27 will begin at 3 p.m. at the UnitarianUniversalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. The celebrated group includes Votapek, winner of the first Van Cliburn competition, clarinetist Paul Votapek and violinist Geoffrey Day. The program will include Mozarts trio for piano, clarinet and viola; Milhauds suite for violin, clarinet and piano, and solo piano works by Stravinsky and Ravel. The concert will be followed by a reception at which audience members are invited to meet and speak with the performers. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. They may be purchased by calling 303-9165. Further information may be obtained from www. SignatureChamberConcerts.org. The concert venue is acclaimed by performers and audiences alike for its excellent acoustics. Signature Chamber Concerts was established in 1999 to promote the fine and performing arts in the Fort Myers community. The Ralph Votapek Trio To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201314 Jig Fishing 101by Capt. Matt MitchellWhat another great week to be out on the water. Record-setting high January temperatures made it feel like spring and gave anglers lots of opportunities. No matter what you like to catch, if you pick the right tide, you can get it done. With the warming water, baitfish have appeared again all over the sound along with all the fish that feed on them. When the conditions are right, one of my favorite ways to fish is throwing soft plastic jigs. Working a shoreline on a trolling motor while pitching soft plastics allows you not only to cover lots of ground but is also one of the best ways to find quality fish when they are spread out. Jig fishing also works great for shorebound anglers, too. Throwing soft plastic is also one of the methods I use for locating new productive fishing areas that I can return to with live bait. With hundreds of miles of shoreline to fish in the sound, how do you go about picking which shoreline to get started on? Factors I look for when deciding are the type of bottom, depth of water, direction of the tide movement and wind direction. Look for bottom that is a nice mix of sand and grass all the way up to the mangrove roots. Generally up close to the mangroves will be sand pockets as the grass cannot grow in the shade of the trees. Healthy grass and sand holes starting a few yards out from the bank are what you are looking for. The grass will hold bait fish and shrimp and the sand is where bigger game fish will hold. A 2 1/2 to 4 foot depth on a mangrove shoreline is ideal for bouncing jigs across the bottom. Much deeper than this and the jigs do not make good contact with the bottom, and any shallower the fish are just plain spooky. During low water conditions, many of my favorite shorelines are too shallow to fish while other deeper shorelines are ideal. Choose a shoreline that the wind is blowing in against the bank. Wind will blow bait fish to the waiting game fish on the shoreline. Very seldom do I do any good on the lee side of a mangrove shoreline either with jigs or even live bait. Wind direction will also allow you to keep the boat far enough off the shoreline and still effectively work tight to the mangroves. Use the wind to your advantage. Getting in too close to your target on the trolling motor will spook fish, while being out too far will not let you effectively work every nook and cranny on a shoreline where the game fish will stage up. Being able to control the boat on a trolling motor while keeping a 25to 30-yard distance from the shoreline does take a little practice and the stronger the wind, the harder it gets. Set the trolling motor on one speed and cast the jig to all the points and overhangs, basically any place that looks fishy. Constantly changing the speed of the trolling motor will spook fish, so keep the boat moving at a speed you feel is slow enough to pick apart the shoreline. Practice makes perfect and the more you do it, the faster you will be able to work a shoreline picking out the best looking ambush points. Tide movement will dictate which direction to work a shoreline. Keep the boat moving into the tide as this will not only give you more boat control, but the jigs will be moving in the same direction as the current, giving you a more natural presentation. Generally, cast forward at a 45-degree angle when working a shoreline. There are many methods to fish soft plastic jigs but for me when working mangroves, I like to keep the rod tip low to the water and slowly bounce the bait across the bottom. A double twitch is my preferred presentation. When water temperatures are cold, go with a slower retrieve then when the water is warmer. Mixing up the speed of the retrieve until you find how the fish want it is all part of the game. With thousands of soft plastics available in hundreds of shapes and colors, dont get overwhelmed. I basically stick to two specific shapes of plastic tails and only a few colors. A three-inch shrimp pattern and a threeto four-inch minnow pattern are my personal favorites. During cold winter conditions, I go with the shrimp pattern and when there are bait fish around, I go with the minnow pattern. For colors, try to match the water color dark water, dark bait; clear water, clear bait. My two color choices are rootbeer/gold for our stained or dirty water and a clear/opening night color for clearer conditions. As far as all the scented baits now on the market, I dont think it really matters much either way, unless you plan on dead sticking. I find most of the strikes while jig fishing for snook and redfish come from the presentation of it hopping across the bottom and making a little puff and sand as it hops. Most bites are more of a reaction strike than anything else. My personal favorite brand right now are the Z-Man baits which are really not shaped any different than other brands but are made out of an almost indestructible plastic. Jig heads to fish the soft plastics on come in many brands and types too. From weedless weighted hooks to basic jig heads, my daily go-to is a Bass Assassin 1/4 oz. in red. These jig heads have a very high quality, strong and sharp wide gap 4/0 hook that I have yet to straighten out on a big fish. Many other brands of jig heads have a light wire hook that will straighten out on that big fish youre hunting. This style of jig also holds a soft plastic tail in place better than any other I have used.My rig to throw these jigs on is a basic seven-foot spinning rod with a 3000 series reel. A fast action or soft tipped rod works the best. For line, I choose to go with 15# test PowerPro Super 8 braid which allows you to feel everything and casts a mile. For a leader, go with three feet of 30# to 40# fluorocarbon leader. Tie the leader to the main line with a line-to-line knot, then tie the jig to the leader with a loop knot to give the jig more action. If you have never given soft plastics a shot for big snook and redfish on mangrove shorelines, you dont know what you are missing. Soft plastics are just not for trout anymore.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. 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15 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Smalltooth Sawfish, Another Endangered Species In Local Watersby Dee Serage Century, SCCFIn addition to the endangered Kemps ridley sea turtle, the first federally endangered marine fish, the smalltooth sawfish is also found in local waters. Pristis pectinatas habitat is shallow coastal waters, mangrove edges and sea grass beds, with a range reduced now to Southwest Florida. To learn more about this relative of sharks, skates, and rays, Gregg Poulakis, a primary sawfish researcher with FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), will present Smalltooth Sawfish: Past ,Present, and Future at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 25 in the SCCF Nature Center at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road.There is a newspaper clipping in the SCCF Nature center of an 18-foot sawfish that was caught during one of Teddy Roosevelts fishing trips to Captiva around 1915. The smalltooth sawfish range at that time was from Texas to New York, a decline as of 2009 of 95%. Sawfish are extremely vulnerable to overfishing and entanglement in marine debris and nets. The SCCF marine lab staff spotted the first documented sawfish in Tarpon Bay this summer around the boat docks. A team of FWC researchers from Port Charlotte were called in to catch and tag it as part of an ongoing study to determine preferred sawfish habitat. But the three-foot-long Tarpon Bay sawfish was nowhere to be seen that day. If you want to see a sawfish in action, a youtube search will bring up numerous video clips from local fishermen who have caught sawfish while fishing for other species. There is a City of Sanibel employee that has a hard time believing the smalltooth sawfish is endangered because he has hooked a few around the causeway. It is illegal to hook or net one. If one is caught, keep it in the water at all times and be careful of the saw (rostrum) during release, which can cause serious injury. Old sawfish Sawfish Ding Lecture Gets Scandalous Award-winning St. Petersburg Times environmental journalist Craig Pittman has written another riveting investigative nature book on the heels of his Manatee Insanity and Paving Paradise (co-authored). He will speak about his new The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the Worlds Most Beautiful Orchid on Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the free Ding Darling Education Center on Sanibel Island. After its Peruvian discovery in 2002, Phragmipedium kovachii, a rare ladyslipper orchid hailed as the most significant and beautiful new species discovered in a century, became the rarest and most sought-after orchid in the world. Prices soared to $10,000 on the black market. Then one showed up at Sarasotas Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, where every year more than 100,000 people visit to see, among other gardens, Selbys vast orchid collection, one of the most magnificent in the world. The collision between Selbys scientists and the smugglers of Phrag. kovachii led to search warrants, a grand jury investigation and criminal charges. It made headlines around the country, cost the gardens hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and led to tremendous internal turmoil. Investigative journalist Craig Pittman unravels this tangled web to shine a spotlight on flaws in the international treaties governing trade in endangered wildlife which may protect individual plants and animals in shipping but do little to halt the destruction of whole colonies in the wild. Following his lecture, Pittman will sign copies of his books, which are available for purchase in the Refuge Nature Store, all proceeds of which benefit refuge education and research projects. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by Shell Point Retirement Community and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), as part of its 11-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Future events are listed below; all include two presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Education Center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. Upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series Events (*Book-signings will follow all starred presentations) *January 25 Craig Pittman, author of The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the Worlds Most Beautiful Orchid February 1 NO Lecture, Volunteer Luncheon February 8 Dr. Aaron Adams, author and ecologist Fish & Their Habitats: Essential Information for Fishing and Conservation February 15 Rachel Frieze, EcoStudies Institute biologist The Elusive Mangrove Cuckoo February 22 Claudia Burns and Joel Caouette, SCCF biologist Secret Lives of Snowy Plovers *March 1 Don & Lillian Stokes, authors of The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America *March 8 Tonya Clayton, author of How To Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach March 15 Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland Refuges on the Road: Russia to China *March 22 John Yow Armchair Birder Goes Coastal: The Secret Lives of Birds on the Southeastern Coast March 29 Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Paul Ryan, fire operation and prescribed fire/fuels technician Fire The Secret to a Healthy Eco-System April 5 Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Amanda Bryant, SCCF biologist Sea Turtles of Sanibel For more information visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 239-292-0566 or director@ dingdarlingsociety.org. Award-winning journalist Craig Pittman will speak about the case of the rare Peruvian orchid in Florida photo by Cherie Diez, St. Petersburg Times
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The series features distinguished scientists from around the world sharing their expertise on renewable energy, nature conservation and other environmental topics of interest to Southwest Floridians. A prize-winning wetland scientist with an international reputation in ecological engineering and wetland ecology, Mitsch holds the Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management at Florida Gulf Coast University. His presentation will address how ecological engineering can enhance wetlands along the Mississippi River Basin, in the Gulf of Mexico/Florida Everglades and throughout the planet. Studies suggest that 5 million acres of new wetlands are needed in the Mississippi basin to mitigate nitrogen fertilizer runoff and improve water quality in the river and especially in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Mitsch. He headed a federal panel charged with assessing solutions to a persistent 5 million-acre dead zone in the Gulf off Louisiana. Mitsch also will discuss studies by FGCU and the South Florida Water Management District into the effectiveness of 40,000-plus acres of wetlands created upstream of the Everglades as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project. The wetlands filter out phosphorus, the fertilizer component that is changing the ecology of the northern Everglades. They also remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which reduces global warming and climate change, according to Mitsch. On a global scale, created and natural wetlands are among the most effective natural carbon sinks in the world, Mitsch says. Models show that wetlands methane emission rates are low enough to be of little concern and that, overall, wetlands could collect as much as 12 percent of the total released carbon emissions in the world. To reserve a seat for the lecture, call the FGCU Foundation at 590-1088. For more information about the series or the research park, go to www.fgcu. edu/swamp. For further information, contact Dr. Mitsch at (614) 946-6715.. Dr. William J. Mitsch Shell Point Classes On History Of EuropeThe Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to participate in three informative sessions on Europe in Crisis by Thomas Tyrell, retired international lawyer, and former economic advisor to the UK government. Tickets are required for each session, and the first session will take place on Wednesday, January 23, at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Session two and three will take place on January 24 and January 25, at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room as well. To purchase tickets for these presentations, please call 489-8472. During his series of presentations, Tyrell will try to make some sense for Americans of the economic and political crisis gripping all of Europe. Allied victory in 1945 was not the end but only the beginning of the end for millions in Europe, to whom the years 1946-50 were as dreadful as war itself. The Treaty of Rome of 1947, which established a European Economic Community (the EEC), was seen by the founding fathers in France, Italy and the Benelux as only the first step on the road to a politically United States of Europe. However, that was not, nor ever has been, the motivation for the countries of northern Europe, in particular Great Britain, who sought only an economic Union. Our financial situation here in the United States is linked to financial stability in Europe, and this is a great opportunity to learn more about the economic situation over there and what led to their current conditions, said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Guided History & 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, closedtoed shoes or boots, etc.). Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, the tour and parking are free. For more information, call 707-3325 or visit www.conservation2020.org. Looking for plenty of wildlife? Youll find it at Wild Turkey Strand Preserve Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. CROW Case Of The Week Turkey Vultureby Patricia MolloyOften seen circling high above the ground with a large wingspan of nearly 70 inches, the turkey vulture is the most widespread vulture in North America. Commonly referred to as a buzzard, these birds may not be destined for the proverbial catwalk, however, each plays an important role in an healthy ecosystem. As one of Mother Natures most efficient scavengers, the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) utilizes its sense of smell as well as sight to find carrion, making it unique amongst other vultures. The breed earned its name from the fact that when standing, its body and bald red head can resemble a wild turkeys from a distance. Currently, there are two turkey vultures at CROW. The one outside (patient #3510) doesnt seem to be improving and it is not eating since being moved to a flight cage, which is odd since the one inside the clinic is eating very well, stated Aundria West, intern DVM. When it arrived at the wildlife clinic, it was unable to stand and was so depressed that it laid its head on the floor of its cage. It was diagnosed with crop stasis, a condition that does not allow the bird to empty its esophagus, causing it to fill with fermenting food and fluids. It is a potentially fatal condition if left untreated. Dr. Heather added, It also has lesions in its mouth that quickly developed into abscesses. Once its condition improved, it was moved outside and quickly became active and more energetic. However, Colleen Goff, senior licensed wildlife rehabilitator, noticed that it was no longer eating; tramadol was administered to address any pain the vulture may have been suffering. When no improvement in its appetite was noted, the staff concluded that it may be lonely and depressed and patient #3579 was moved outside to keep it company. In the wild, vultures congregate and have very social behavior. Still, Im always hesitant to put patients together and will monitor their behavior toward one another carefully, said Dr. Heather. Hopefully, together, both birds will be on track for a speedy recovery. Last year, CROW treated 670 fewer patients than the previous year, indicating that the clinic is succeeding in its mission to reduce wildlife casualties from human interference through education. 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 turkey vultures head will turn bright red when it reaches adulthood and is often mistaken for a wild turkey when standing. This patient is in one of CROWs outdoor flight cages Art League Of Fort Myers Announces Peoples Choice AwardThe Art league of Fort Myers announces the winner of the January 2013 Show Art Walk/Peoples Choice Award. This as well as many exceptional pieces of varying styles and media will be available for viewing and purchase for the remainder of the month at the Gallery. Visit http://www.artleagueoffortmyers.org. My Secret Garden, photography by Laurie Lavrack, won Art Walk/Peoples Choice award Americas Boating CourseThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron will be offering Americas Boating Course on Saturday, February 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday, February 9, also from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers, and other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost is $40 with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Register online at www.scbps.com or call the office 466-4040. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 17 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013
THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201318 Caring For Your PlantsA Warm Winters Affect On Your Gardenby Justen DobbsHere is Florida, our plant and animal life is custom catered for a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures averaging from 60 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Many plants, trees, animals, fish and even humans benefit from a warm winter in a few different ways: 1. Plants, either native or exotic, will typically photosynthesize more readily and more efficiently when they are warm. This means faster and more robust growth. But a warm winter can also extend the growing season and trick the plant by keeping it out of hibernation. It is when the temperature falls below a plants cold-hardiness point that the plant will cease photosynthesis. This does not mean there is necessarily any damage being done to the plant, but it will basically go in to a hibernation-like state. Most of the even more tropical plants grown here in Southwest Florida prefer to stay above 35 degrees F, otherwise their leaves may begin to get burn. (This burn is caused when a non-adapted plant cell containing water gets frozen and expands so much that it bursts the cell, killing it.) But when we experience winters like this one of 2012 to 2013, where there are only a few days less than 50 degrees, plants are able to add several, if not dozens of days, to their growing season. 2. Fish such as snook and sea mammals such as manatees cannot live in cold water. Our winter from 2007 to 2008 saw many days below freezing, which killed many of our native and naturalized fish and sea mammals. This can some species hunting seasons, such as snook, indefinitely. So, an especially warm winter can keep more of these creatures alive and actually encourage more activity and maybe even reproduction. Colder temperatures could also affect algae blooms and other phenomena, which makes a direct impact on the food sources of these fish and sea mammals. 3. Human beings benefit from a warm winter for obvious reasons the happiness of being outside, its easier on the joints, it gives you plenty of Vitamin D (if youre out in the sun), and lastly, theres no snow to shovel (sorry, northerners). Warm weather also encourages people to go out, and this helps local businesses. One thing remains the same, though: whether its hot or freezing, we in Southwest Florida always have a reason to talk about the extreme weather. Were spoiled here, its true. This is a plant care column, so we cant end without addressing the affect on plants in more detail. Did you know, plants will uptake granular and liquid fertilizer throughout the winter if it is warm? Also, your plants will need a little bit more water throughout the winter. If there is a threat of a cold-snap, remember to water your plants much much less. This will discourage the growth of fungus and bacteria in the palms. If your newlyplanted plants or trees are situated in full sun, keep in mind that the summer sun is much more intense than our winter sun. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at email@example.com. Plants may display brownish spotting up to two weeks after the cold is over Plant SmartDwarf Scheffleraby Gerri ReavesDwarf schefflera (Schefflera arboricola) is a relative of the infamous umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla), which is listed as a category-I invasive species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Fortunately, dwarf schefflera does not pose the environmental threat its relative does. However, it has escaped cultivation in Southeastern Florida, which means it is growing on its own in the wild. Thats an early warning sign, perhaps, to anyone concerned about non-native species competing with Florida native plants for habitat and resources. Commonly called arboricola, it is found in Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia. This multi-stemmed shrub is very fast-growing a quick fix for the landscape. Typically installed in new landscapes as a foundation plant, it is popular with landscaping companies because it survives repeated flat-topping with hedgers. It is to the landscape industry as the French fry is to the fast-food industry. If left unpruned, dwarf schefflera can belie its name and grow to more than 10-feet high. Be careful where you plant it, for the roots are invasive and go after water pipes. The stems are flexible, the green-white flowers inconspicuous and the foliage dense and glossy. The palmately compound leaves are a smaller version of the umbrella tree. Some cultivars have yellowor white-variegated leaves. So infrequently is this evergreen allowed to develop naturally that most people never see the flowers or berries. Thats all the more surprising, because the stalks of orange fleshy berries in winter are the plants most interesting characteristic. If you need a low-maintenance hedge, consider planting a native species instead, one that will provide maximum benefit for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Sources: floridasnature.com, plantbook.org, ifas.ufl.edu, and Waterwise by the South Florida Water Management District. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Unmolested by hedgers, this shrub is flourishing photos by Gerri Reaves Dwarf schefflera, also called arboricola, produces spikes of winter berries
19 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Kevin Nealon To Perform Charity Show At Broadway PalmComedian, Saturday Night Live alumni and Weeds star Kevin Nealon will perform his stand-up comedy act in a charity show on Monday, January 21 benefiting HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. Tickets are now on sale for the show for $75 including buffet dinner at the Broadway Palm Theatre. VIP tickets also are available for $100 with premium seating and a private reception with Nealon prior to the event. A limited number of show-only tickets are available for $35 each. VIP reception and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by Nealons comedy show at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Edison National Bank at 13000 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.); Bank of the Islands at 1699 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.); HOPE Clubhouse at 3602 Broadway Avenue in Fort Myers (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or online at www.hopeclubhouse.org. The Broadway Palm Theatre and its co-owners Will and Andrea Prather, who also is a member of the HOPE Clubhouse Board of Directors, have generously agreed to sponsor the show. The News-Press Media Group, NBC-2, ABC-7, ReachFreq and Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L C., are the media and promotional sponsors of the show. We are so thankful to Kevin Nealon for agreeing to lend his considerable talent to our cause, said event chair Allyson Ross. Because of the generosity of Kevin, our sponsors and loyal friends of HOPE Clubhouse, well be able to offer more help to those living with mental illness in our community. Nealon has special ties to Southwest Florida since his parents live in Southwest Florida. It is the second time Nealon has donated his talent to HOPE Clubhouse for a comedy show. Nealon appeared at the Broadway Palm in 2010 for a charity comedy show after his mother was honored as a Grande Dame by the PACE Center For Girls Lee County. Laughter truly is the best medicine for those living with mental illness. I was very touched that one of the HOPE Clubhouse members in the audience who hadnt spoken since entering the program suddenly began speaking for the first time after hearing my comedy routine. Thats more rewarding to me than anything, Nealon said. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBCs Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds. Weeds, which just ended an eight-year run, had been honored at the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Golden Globes with nominations for Best Television series Comedy or Musical. In 2007 and 2009, Weeds was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In the show, Nealon plays a stoned accountant and business advisor. Nealons second standup special for Showtime, Whelmed ... But Not Overly, debuted in August. On the big screen, Nealon recently starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Just Go With It, a film about a man who enlists the help of his receptionist and her kids to land the woman of his dreams. HOPE Clubhouse is a model of rehabilitation for people living with severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and clinical depression. HOPE Clubhouse opened its doors in March 2010 and has 76 members. HOPE Clubhouse, the only one of its kind in Southwest Florida, fills a significant gap in the mental health system by offering opportunities for meaningful work, education, friendships and access to housing in a supportive, caring and dignified community setting. HOPE Clubhouse is one of more than 350 clubhouse programs worldwide, based on the principle that meaningful work is critical in bringing positive change to the lives of those living with mental illness. Clubhouse staff help members, as they are called, develop work skills to enable them to return to productive employment in the community. For more information about HOPE Clubhouse, call Debra Webb at 267-1777 or visit www.hopeclubhouse.org. Kevin Nealon Pandolfi Concert At Shell PointThe Concerts and Conversation Series at Shell Point Retirement Community is open to the public, and the next concert in this series will be pianist Thomas Pandolfi on Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. This concert is unique in that following the concert, participants will enjoy a beverage and dessert reception with Pandolfi. Pandolfi is an exciting piano virtuoso who has passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature beloved masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Liszt. Pandolfis career experiences include performances with such European orchestras as the George Enescu Philharmonic and the Cluj Philharmonic of the Republic of Moldova. He has also performed with American Symphony Orchestras throughout the country. Pandolfi is a graduate of The Julliard School, where he earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees as a scholarship student. The Washington Post acclaimed Thomas Pandolfi as an artist who is a master of both the grand gesture and finesse. We look forward to having Thomas Pandolfi perform in the Concert and Conversations Series, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. It is amazing to hear his music, and then the guests will have an opportunity to spend time with him following the performance. Space is very limited, so tickets and reservations are required to attend any of the concerts in this series, which will be held in the Grand Cypress Room of the Woodlands. Tickets for this concert are $25 each. To purchase tickets or receive more information, visit www.shellpoint. org/concerts or call 454-2067. Thomas Pandolfi
Art League Of Fort Myers January Show WinnersThe Art League of Fort Myers held their January New Beginnings Show.Judge Krista Johnsons had these comments on the show and the winners artwork. The show was a very professional exhibit with a wide variety of styles and mediums. Every piece had its own particular strength. Congratulations to all the artists. 1st Place: Moody Shacks I: watercolor painting on Yupo by Barbara Murdoch I was drawn to this piece because of the tones and the execution of the subject matter. A masterful use of watercolor technique. 2nd Place: Dolphins: acrylic painting by Ann Lippold This piece struck me immediately. At first I thought it was a photograph. When I realized it was a painting, I was overwhelmed by the values of color. The approach to subject matter was unique and appealing. 3rd Place: Gnarly Cayo Costa: photograph by Steve Conley This image represents natural Florida. The use of light, dark and shades in this photograph were very well executed. Merit Awards (alphabetical): Australian Gouldian Finch colored pencil drawing by KiKi Brewsaugh Mom! Billys Touching Me Again! photograph by Laurie Lavrack Family Fun watermedia painting by Portia Wright Honorable Mention Awards (alphabetical): Who Said You Cant Mix Patterns ink & watercolor painting by Susanne Brown Log Cabin photograph by Yvonne Remington First Lightoil painting by Peg Roehm. Gnarley Cayo Costa Steve Conley third place Dolphins Ann Lippold second place Moody Shacks I Barbara Chloe Murdoch first place Australian Gouldian Finch Kiki Brewsaugh merit award Family Fun Portia Wright merit award Mom Billys Touching Me Again Lauri Lavrack merit award First Light Peg Roehm honorable mention THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201320
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THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201322 Lunchbox Theatre Presents A Gripping TaleFlorida Reps Lunchbox Theatre Series presents Celeste Raspantis I Never Saw Another Butterfly, an inspiring true story about children living in the Jewish Ghetto, Terezin, during the Holocaust. Butterfly plays Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19 at 11 a.m. in the Historic Arcade Theatre. The low $12 admission includes the show, a boxed lunch and a post-show talk-back with a real Terezin survivor. Terezin was the last stop before Auschwitz for hundreds of thousands of people, including 15,000 Jewish children. One child, Raja Englanderova, lived to tell her story. Young and optimistic, Raja meets Irena Synkova, a dedicated teacher, who encourages her students to creatively express their feelings through drawings and poems. Raja also befriends a young man living in the ghetto, Honza. Their friendship blooms despite the danger of the Nazis discovering their relationship. Together they unite the segregated boys and girls houses with a secret newspaper. Through poetry and art, they create a world of laughter and love. Journey with Raja as she learns that the only way to survive is through companionship. Florida Repertory Theatre has partnered with the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida to present a post-show talk back with Terezin survivor Steen Metz. Mr. Metzs family is originally from Denmark. Under the Nazi occupation during World War II, the people of Denmark were able to save the majority of their Jewish population. However, about 500 Danish Jews were captured in 1943 and sent to the Terezin camp in Czechoslovakia. Steen and his parents were among this group. The production features Florida Reps acting intern company, Lindsay Clemmons, Molly Coyne, Brian Hatch and Mitchell Land. These young theatre artists are making their professional debut with Florida Rep and will spend the season working in many different capacities, but chiefly performing in the Childrens Theatre Series. Florida Reps Education Associate, Claire Guy, directed the production and was joined by an expert team of designers including scenic designer and the companys technical director, Chris Simpson, costume designer Emily Fauscett, sound designer Kate Smith, props artisans Jenn Williams and Patricia Snyder and production stage manager Taylor Murphy Hale. I Never Saw Another Butterfly is recommended for adults and children, grades 7 and up. Tickets are available online at www.floridarepeducation.org and through the box office at 332-4488. In addition to the Saturday morning performance designed to give families a day at the theatre, the Lunchbox Series features a special performance on Friday, January 18 that is custom-designed as a field trip opportunity for schools and other groups interested in supplementing their arts curriculum. I Never Saw Another Butterfly is presented in partnership with the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, and Florida Reps Educational programming is generously sponsored by the Alliance for the Arts, Grampys Charities, City of Fort Myers, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Florida Theatrical Association, Publix Charities, Arthur Zupko and The Holocaust Museum & Educational Center of Southwest Florida. Florida Repertory Theatre is located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry Streets with free parking in the Fort Myers River District, and the Education Department is just across the hall from the Historic Arcade Theatre. Contact Jason Parrish of Florida Repertory Theatre at 332-4665 ext. 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or visit www.floridarepeducation. org. Scene from I Never Saw Another Butterfly Denial And Desperation At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauTennessee Williams American theatrical masterpiece Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is now playing at Laboratory Theater of Florida. It was the authors personal favorite play and won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. All these years later it still packs a wallop and causes self examination long after the event. Williams plays are topics of discussion to take into our daily lives. Rachael Endrizzi is terrific as Maggie, a woman with a poor background who has married into family money. As the play begins she is talking a mile a minute showing an increasingly jealous and frustrated side of her personality. Its understandable because her handsome, alcoholic husband Brick (Todd Fleck) has ignored her sexually for a very long time. She constantly reassesses herself in the mirror to make sure she is still attractive. Bricks brother Gooper (Rob Green) and his wife Mae (Beth Yazvac) constantly tease her for not having had children. They have three daughters and another child on the way and Mae loves to hold that over Maggie. Haylee Mixon, Tiffany Mixon and Alaina Mixon play their daughters. John Brothers portrays the local doctor. This play is a brilliant character study, with everyone having a rich personality. An overweight Big Mama (Nancy Antonio with extra padding) favors Brick and considers him her only son. She invests in him all her hopes for the familys future. Antonio shows great depth in her role, struggling for love, soft hearted and yet possibly the real powerhouse of the family. Rick Sebastian as Big Daddy with his falsified clean bill of health, his deep voice and powerful delivery, lets everyone know that he was a self-made man and not someone to be messed with. During his 65th birthday party, this extremely rich man berates his wife and everyone else around him, except Brick. Williams never fails to link universal themes of what is truth in human relationships. In Cat he clarifies through dialogue and his characters what it means to give in to greed, arrogance, and mendacity. In spite of his faults, Brick is the only family member who is against mendacity of any kind. When Big Daddy asks him to have a heart-to-heart discussion, a great deal is revealed. Throughout the play the entire family, in turn, face their demons. Lab Theaters production delivers the true feeling and depth of Williams story. Its a thought-provoking experience. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof runs January 27 at Laboratory Theater of Florida located on the corner of Second Street and Woodford Avenue in the Fort Myers River District. For tickets call 218-0481 or visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com for more information. 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23 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Outdoor Family Movie Nights At The AllianceBring your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy family friendly movies under the stars as the Alliance for the Arts brings back Outdoor Family Movie Nights. The series kicks off on February 8 at 6:30 p.m. with Despicable Me, starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel & Kristin Wiig. In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. Up next on Friday, March 15 at 7:45 p.m. is the all-time classic The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland. Kansas girl Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, are whisked by a tornado into the magical Land of Oz in this much loved musical adaptation of L. Frank Baums classic novel. Dorothy joins the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion on an adventure down the Yellow Brick Road to persuade the Wizard to help her find her way home. Wrapping up the series on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. is The Muppets, starring Jason Segel & Chris Cooper. On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the worlds biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways. Join the fun on February 8, March 15 and April 19 for Family Movie Nights at the Alliance for the Arts. Please note movies begin at different times, approximately 15 minutes after sunset. A suggested $5 donation will help ensure free family programming remains at the Alliance. Support for Family Movie Night provided by Winged Foot Title, Briers CPA, Riverside Realty, Staging Matters and DinoLingo.com. The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, and is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Laugh Out LoudLaugh Out Loud with Homer Noodleman, pr esented by the Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral, will be held on Friday, January 18. Come experience the zany antics of this seasoned veteran of comedy. Noodlemans timeless humor will make you laugh till it hurts. Be prepared for an unforgettable evening of comedy that will have you laughing out loud. Tickets priced at $18 for members and $23 for non-members includes the show, dinner with dessert and a beverage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner is served at 7 p.m. and showtime is at 8 p.m. Reservations are required. BYOB. For more information or to make reservations, call the Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575. Call For Musicians And VocalistsThe Lee Community Youth Chorus will be presenting Positively Joyful, a concert to benefit the Lee County Homeless Coalition and CCMI Soup Kitchen. The concert will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 3 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers. If you are a solo musician, vocalist or small ensemble who would like to perform, contact Debby Dorr, director of the chorus at 941-866-1710 or email email@example.com. Auditions will be held on Monday, January 21 at Unitarian Universalist Church Sanctuary; and Thursday, January 24 at South of Broadway Performing Arts Academy, 1490 Pine Island Road, Unit 7E, Cape Coral. Host An Up With People Cast MemberFamilies in Fort Myers will have the unique opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes between February 11 and 18, when an international cast of Up with People arrives to Fort Myers, a stop on their 2013 world tour. Host families are being sought to keep one or more students from Cast A 2013, the 100-member Up with People cast, which represents 20 countries. It is a great opportunity to experience other cultures while sharing your own, explained Lorna Murphy. The opportunity to stay with local families during their stay in each community is a centerpiece of Up with Peoples 22-week program. The giving goes both ways; while families share their traditions and local attractions, the cast members also share their experiences and cultures. Local host families are asked to provide a bed, local transportation at the beginning and end of each day, as well as breakfast and most dinners. While gone during the day, participating in regional learning, community service and show preparation, most evenings cast members will be home with the family to participate in their activities and interests. In addition to many wonderful experiences with their new son or daughter, each host family will receive two complimentary tickets to the Up with Peoples newest production Voices, which is themed around the power and the irony of communication in todays global climate. The aim is to leave the audience feeling empowered to connect, communicate and create positive change in their communities; to ...rise above the noises, and listen to the voices of the world. The show will be held at the North Fort Myers High School on Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. I can honestly say that the dozens of families who have opened their homes to me during my time in Up with People is one of the most meaningful and memorable experiences I have had, said Lorna Murphy. I still stay in contact with many of them, and I believe they will remain lifelong friends, she added. Those with smaller children or young teens in their home often find that the Up with People cast members are wonderful role models and provide a glimpse into other countries, cultures and traditions they might not often experience in Fort Myers, Murphy added. Local families in the Fort Myers area are being sought to host the cast members between February 11-18. Those interested in hosting are encouraged to contact Lorna Murphy on the Advance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 303.681.1295. Up with People is continuously seeking young leaders who are ready for this unique and lifechanging experience. Everyone knows someone who is perfect for Up with People... who do you know? Is it you? A neighbor? A friend? Learn how you or someone you know can travel the world, earn college credit and make a difference in Up with People by visiting www.upwithpeople.org or calling 303.460.7100. CLK Festivities, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, and Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) are the sponsors for Up with Peoples upcoming visit. The proceeds from the shows will be donated to three local beneficiaries: Harry Chapin Food Bank; Lee County Alliance for the Arts; and Edison Festival of Light.Up with People is an independent nonprofit, 501c3 organization without any religious or political affiliations. It provides young adults an international and intercultural experience that teaches service leadership and uses the performing arts to deliver messages of hope and goodwill throughout the world. Up with People exists today to spark people to action in meeting the needs of their communities, countries and the world while building bridges of understanding as a foundation for world peace.. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201324 Coconut Snapper with Spinach Endive Saut 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 6-ounce snapper filets 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1/2 cup diced onion, divided 1 cup canned coconut milk 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 head Belgian endive, thin sliced 1 10-ounce bag spinach, washed Season fillets with salt and pepper. In large saut pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook fillets 3 to 4 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove fish from skillet and keep warm. For coconut sauce, return pan to heat and cook garlic, ginger and 1/4 cup onion until tender. Add coconut milk, lime juice, soy sauce, hot sauce and bring to a boil. Lower heat and add cilantro; simmer for 5 minutes. In a separate, large skillet, heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat. Saut remaining 1/4 cup onion, endive and spinach until greens are just wilted. Serve fillets with sauce over sauted vegetables. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 400, Calories From Fat 222, Total Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 13g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 63mg, Total Carbohydrates 7g, Protein 38g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g. Coconut Snapper with Spinach Endive Saut Zany Fun At The Strauss Theaterby Di SaggauMonty Pythons Spamalot is enjoying a Southwest Florida Premier at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. You dont have to be a Monty Python fan to enjoy it. Im living proof of that. Thanks to the multi-talented Amy Marie McCleary, who both directed and choreographed the show, this is one that will make you laugh from beginning to end. The entire cast takes the crazy Pythonesque scenes to hilarious heights. As the man seated behind me said, Its a WOW! It isnt easy to describe this kind of humor in print because its the timing, facial expressions and a magical unknown as to whats going to happen next that makes this show so enjoyable on stage. Based on the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this musical had the opening night audience in stitches. Jason Loete is perfect as King Arthur following his quest for the Holy Grail. He fights a duel with the Black Knight, played by the talented Robby May, in which the latter is gradually dismembered, while all the time saying they are only minor wounds, even while his arms and legs lay scattered about. Truly funny on the stage. Another memorable scene is where Arthur and his Knights attempt to infiltrate a French castle using a giant wooden rabbit modeled after the famous Trojan Horse. Python humor leaves no one and nothing spared. Brits, the French, Catholics and Jews, gays and political extremists are all the butt of jokes that dont offend because the humor is never vicious. Its also a delight watching the ensemble poke fun at some Broadway shows, including Fiddler On The Roof and West Side Story. This zany musical has a great cast, led by Loete as the befuddled King Arthur and the gorgeous and seductive Elizabeth Urbanczyk as the Lady of the Lake who, later, is transformed into Arthurs Queen Guinevere. She has a beautiful and powerful voice and is a delight to behold every time shes on stage. The legendary Knights of the Round Table include Matthew Alan Schmidt as Lancelot, Robby May as Galahad, John Ramsey as Sir Robin, and Miguel Cintron as Sir Bedevere. All are excellent and some of them play other roles as well. Also essential to the show are Andy Meyers as Arthurs servant, who has perfected the art of using coconut shells to make the sounds of horses hooves and Trey Compton, the effeminate Prince Herbert, who nearly brings the house down as he and the outed Sir Lancelot become an item. He also shines as Not Dead Fred. Add to this outstanding cast the terrific ensemble of dancing ladies and lads who perform a multitude of dances including the can-can, and you have a show that is something to behold. At the end of the show, when cast and audience sing together Always Look On the Bright Side of Life, for one brief moment the troubles of the world are forgotten. Monty Pythons Spamalot plays through February 16 at the Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For tickets, call the Box Office at 472-6862 or 395-0900. Matthew Alan Schmidt, Jason Loete, Elizabeth Urbanzcyk and Robby May in Monty Pythons Spamalot photo by Nick Adams BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
25 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013Best-Selling Authors Coming To Fort MyersTwenty-five nationally acclaimed and best-selling authors are coming to Fort Myers to meet their fans and talk about their books at the 14th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival on March 16 at the Harborside Event Center and Centennial Park in the Fort Myers River District. The Reading Festival brings in popular authors for adults, teens and children from all over the country to stimulate the community and encourage a community-wide culture of reading for pleasure and personal development. The festival is a day-long event filled with fascinating and dynamic author presentations, lively programs and activities for teens and children, the latest library technology, contests, booksellers, book signings and a free book for every child and teen. New this year is the Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands. The Festival draws an average of 18,000 people annually. The festival kicks off Friday evening, March 15, with the Evening with the Authors where all the authors meet and mingle with the public. A few of the award-winning authors scheduled to attend both events include adult authors Catherine Coulter, Alex Berenson, and Martin Dugard; teen authors Ellen Hopkins and Ally Carter; and childrens authors Tedd Arnold and Kadir Nelson. The complete list of authors can be found at www.readfest.org. The Southwest Florida Reading Festival has an outstanding reputation among authors and publishers which is how we continue to bring in great authors year after year, says Reading Festival coordinator, Margie Byers. The festival committee works year-round to recruit diverse and popular authors and they have done another stellar job this year! The Reading Festival is free and is 100 percent community supported through generous donations, sponsorships and grants. To help ensure the continuation of this free community event visit www. readfest.org to make a secure online donation. Author information, dates of partner events and directions to the event are available at www.readfest.org or call 337-READ (7323). Adult: Michele Wehrwein Albion is the author of The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, The Quotable Edison and her most recent book, The Quotable Henry Ford. During the 1990s, she was the curator at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times best-selling author of Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The FixerUpper, Deep Dish and Hissy Fit. She also wrote 10 mysteries under her own name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Next up is the June release Ladies Night. Visit www.marykayandrews.com. Alex Berenson is a former reporter for The New York Times and Edgar Award winner for his debut novel, The Faithful Spy featuring CIA operative John Wells. His latest release is The Shadow Patrol. Visit www.alexberenson.com. Joy Castro is the author of the thriller Hell or High Water, a book-of-themonth selection by the National Latino Book Club and one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012, as well as the memoir The Truth Book and the essay collection Island of Bones. Nearer Home, the sequel to Hell or High Water, will be released in July. Visit www.joycastro.com. Catherine Coulter is a prolific author of both suspense & historical romance novels which have been featured on The New York Times best sellers list 65 times. Her widely popular FBI suspense thriller series got its start with The Cove in 1996, and the 16th book in the series, Backfire, came out in July. Visit www. catherinecoulter.com. Tim Dorsey draws on experience as a police reporter, political contributor and metro night editor with The Alabama Journal and Tampa Tribune in his writing. The latest in his series of wildly funny novels featuring serial killer Serge Storm is The Riptide Ultra-Glide. Visit www. timdorsey.com. Joy Fielding is the author of more than 20 novels, most of them New York Times best sellers such as See Jane Run, Still Life, Now You See Her, and her latest, Shadow Creek. She is also the author of Home Invasion, a short novel for adult learners that has recently been nominated for the prestigious Golden Oak Award. Visit www.joyfielding.com. Dorothea Benton Frank is the author of the best-selling novels Sullivans Island, Plantation, Isle of Palms, Shem Cr eek, Pawleys Island, Full of Grace, The Land of Mango Sunsets, The Christmas Pearl, Bulls Island, Return to Sullivans Island, Lowcountry Summer and Folly Beach. Her latest is Porch Lights. Visit www.dotfrank.com. Jeaniene Frost is the best-selling author of the award-winning Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to 19 different countries. Her latest release is Twice Tempted. Visit www.jeanienefrost.com. Jane Green is the author of 12 bestselling novels including Jemima J, The Beach House, Dune Road and Another Piece of My Heart. Her latest work is the March release Family Pictures. Visit www.janegreen.com. H. Terrell Griffin is the award-winning author of the Matt Royal mystery series. Prior to succumbing to his lifelong yen to write, he was a board-certified civil trial lawyer based in Orlando for 38 years. His latest work is the January release Fatal Decree. Visit www.hterrellgriffin.com. Kim Harrison is The New York Times best-selling author of 12 titles in the Hollows series including Dead Witch Walking; The Good, The Bad and The Undead; Every Which Way But Dead and her latest release, Ever After. She also writes the Madison Avery young adult series. Visit www.kimharrison.net. Attica Lockes is the author of Black Water Rising which was nominated for a 2010 Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a Strand Magazine Critics Award. Attica is also a screenwriter and has penned numerous film and television scripts for Hollywood. Her latest release is The Cutting Season. V isit www.atticalocke.com. Susan Mallery is a New York Times best-selling author whose works include the series Fools Gold and Blackberry Island. She has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Her latest is the March release Three Sisters. Visit www.susanmallery.com. Deborah Sharp is a former reporter for the News-Press and USA Today. Her Florida-based Mace Bauer mystery series includes Mama Does Time, Mama Rides Shotgun, Mama Gets Hitched and Mama Sees Stars. Her fifth novel, Mama Gets Trashed, will be out this summer. Visit www.DeborahSharp.com. Les Standiford is the best-selling author of 20 books, including Bringing Adam Home, the John Deal mystery series, and the works of narrative history The Man Who Invented Christmas and Last Train to Paradise. This recipient of the 2007 Southwest Florida Reading Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award also heads up the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami. His latest release is Desperate Sons. Visit www.les-standiford.com. Children: Tedd Arnold is a two-time winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor for his Fly Guy series. His 70 books include the young adult novel, Rat Life, which earned the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Visit www. teddarnoldbooks.com. Annie Barrows is The New York Times best-selling author of the Ivy and Bean series. She also wrote the best-seling adult novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, currently in development as a feature film. Visit www. anniebarrows.com. Gail Carson Levine is the author of The New York Times best sellers Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg and Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand; Fairies and the Quest for Never Land; Newbery Honor Book Ella Enchanted; and Writing Magic. Visit www.gailcarsonlevine.com. Kadir Nelson is the acclaimed illustrator of Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom and Henrys Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, both Caldecott Honor books. His other titles include W e Are the Ship, a Robert F. Sibert Medal winner and Coretta Scott King Award recipient. Visit www.kadirnelson.com. Bob Shea is the author-illustrator of the popular Dinosaur vs. series and several other picture books including Im a Shark! He also illustrated Big Plans by Lane Smith. Dinosaur was inspired by his son, Ryan. Visit www.bobshea.com. Mlanie Watt is the author and illustrator of many picture books such as the Chester series, Leon the Chameleon, Augustine and Youre Finally Here! Her best-selling Scaredy Squirrel series has won multiple awards. Visit www.scaredysquirrel.com. Teens: Ally Carter is the author of The New York Times best-selling series Gallagher Girls and Heist Society. She lives in the Midwest where her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever. Her latest release is Perfect Scoundrels. Visit www.allycarter.com. Ellen Hopkins is the award-winning author of nine New York Times bestselling young adult novels-in-verse and two adult verse novels. She is currently adapting her first novel, Crank, to the stage. Her latest work is Tilt. Visit www. ellenhopkins.com. From page 1Screaming Orphansannual concert at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The 2012 event sold out. All proceeds benefit The Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center and the Rotary Trust Fund. Food will be provided by Reubens Catering with special desserts by Norman Love Confections. Tickets are $60 and include dinner and the performances. For sponsorship information or to reserve a table, call 332-8158 or 9801077. Tickets may be purchased online at www.sbdac.com or at The Alliance for the Arts. For more information about Rotary visit www.RotaryFortMyers.org or call 332-8158.
THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201326 Under The Stars Gala At Bonita Bay ClubTickets to the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, a VIP Churchill Downs experience and a Mad Men script signed by the cast are among the items included in live and silent auctions during Under The Stars, a gala cocktail party and gourmet dinner dance scheduled for Saturday, February 23 at Bonita Bay Club. Tickets are $250 per person, and the event benefits Barbaras Friends The Golisano Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. Cocktails will be served beginning at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m., followed by the live auction and dancing to the music of Special Edition. Tables of 10 are available, and jackets and reservations are required. For reservations and tickets, call 343-6950 or visit www. TourPlayersClassic.com. The live auction also includes a playand-stay package at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and The Links at Spanish Bay in California; a visit to the Las Vegas strip and VIP tickets to Cirque du Soleil; a private dinner hosted by the Four Chefs; and a Sonoma Valley wine extravaganza. The gala will cap off one of the largest fundraisers in Southwest Florida, The FineMark Tour Players Tennis Classic. Many of the 19 top touring tennis professionals who will travel to Bonita Springs for two days of matches, pro-am competition and clinics will attend the gala dinner dance. This is the sixth year Bonita Bay Club members have organized this weekend, which has raised more than $858,000 for Barbaras Friends and brings some of the biggest names in tennis to Southwest Florida, said Floyd Robinson, who cochairs the event with fellow Bonita Bay volunteer Pat Valva. We are very proud of our members who work so hard on this incredible event, said Club General Manager Dan Miles. Bonita Bay Club is happy to host the gala, and we invite everyone in Southwest Florida to support Barbaras Friends The Golisano Childrens Hospital and the lifesaving work they do. The event title sponsor is FineMark Bank & Trust, headquartered in Fort Myers; the cocktail party is presented by Trevett Capital Partners; and the dinner dance is presented by The High-Rises at Bonita Bay. All event proceeds will be matched by the generosity of B. Thomas Golisano, who has established a $20 million matching grant for all gifts received for the Golisano Childrens Hospital capital campaign. Golisano Childrens Hospital, located within HealthPark Medical Center, is part of Lee Memorial Health System. The only facility of its kind between Tampa and Miami, it is dedicated to giving children and teenagers the highest level of medical and surgical care available. The capital campaign will fund a new 128-bed facility, which can be expanded to 160 beds. The tournament site is the Bonita Bay Club Tennis Center, which has 18 HarTru courts and is located at the corner of West Terry Street and U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. To learn more about memberowned Bonita Bay Club, call 949-5036 or visit www.bonitabayclub.net. 5K Run Through The Calusa Nature Center To raise funds for the Fort MyersMetro Kiwanis Clubs BUG (Bringing Up Grades) program, the organization continues to sponsor the annual 5K and 1-Mile Walk at the Calusa Nature Center. This will be the 5th official 5K in the natural setting of the Calusa Nature Centers trail. The course, supervised by the Fort Myers Track Club, travels along the trails at the nature center and a portion of the asphalt bike path on Ortiz and will be timed with Chrono Track Bib Tag Technology. All proceeds benefit the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis BUG program, designed to provide recognition to local elementary students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. The group currently has BUG programs in operation at Orangewood, Colonial and Littleton Elementary schools and are actively seeking more schools to participate. The run takes place on January 26. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.; race start time is 7:30 a.m. The location is The Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers. Pre-registration is available until January 18. The fees are $20 for adults with a youth discount for those 17 and under of $10. From January 19-25, the fee for adults is $25 and youth are $15. On race day, the fee for adults is $35 and youth are $25. The 1-mile BUG Crawl Walk is $10 Participants may register online at ftmyerstrackclub.com. The packet pick up on race day is 6 to 7:15 a.m. A commemorative long-sleeve t-shirt will be given to all registered participants. A variety of food and drink will be available for participants. Overall and Age Group Awards 5K RUN: Top Male and Female Overall Winners. All awards will be based on gun time. Top Male and Female Masters Winners (40 & over), Top Male and Female Grand Master Winners (50 & over), Top Male and Female Senior Grand Masters (60 & over). Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. A Unique Play At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauIntimate Exchanges by famous British playwright Alan Ayckbourn is now showing at Theatre Conspiracy. In total his original play included 31 scenes, 16 hours of dialogue and 10 characters, all performed by two actors over the course of 12 days. Not to worry, what you will see at Theatre Conspiracy is one variation of the possible 16, and it will amaze you over a two-hour period. Annette Trossbach and James Recca each play two different characters with great skill. Many off-stage quick changes are required. To do this and return with a completely different persona is not easy but they make it look effortless. The play begins in t Celia and Toby Teasdales garden. He is headmaster at a small private school and she is his longsuffering wife. Celia decides to have a cigarette and this is where the play can go one way or the other. Director Stephen Hooper told me that he and the actors took a look at all the possible variations and selected a group that they felt were consistently funny. There will be a flow chart of the many variations of the play located in the lobby for everyone to peruse. Be sure to take a look at it. We also meet Lionel Heppelwick, the school caretaker, and Sylvie Dell, the Teasdales home help. Celias marriage to Toby is failing partially due to his drinking. Lionel hints that he would be available, however he has already promised to take Sylvie out on a date. Sylvie is a mess psychologically and her wardrobe leaves much to be desired. Lionel tells her to put more effort into her appearance and to improve herself. Sylvie persuades Toby to give her tuition so she can become more learned and Celia gives her some of her old clothes. A transformation of sorts takes place. Hooper said his biggest challenge as director was making sure the actors maintain consistency and distinctiveness in their characters. Both Trossbach and Recca live up to his expectations. In his words, Actors that talented make any director look good. Reccas Toby is an all around pessimist who delivers a delicious dose of sarcasm. His Lionel is mischievous, energetic and flirty. Trossbachs Celia is the heart and soul of the production and Sylvie is sassy and smirky. Both actors succeed at driving the play along and keeping the audience interested. Their characters are believable with distinctive physical and vocal differences. Intimate Exchanges is a unique and funny play. It will be performed through January 27 at Theatre Conspiracy, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets call 936-3239. MDA Muscle Walk & RideOn Saturday, January 19, more than 200 walkers and people using wheelchairs and scooters will participate in the Fort Myers 2013 Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Muscle Walk & Ride, presented by Harley-Davidson at Hammond Stadium. The event is expected to raise more than $30,000 to help the MDA serve area residents with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle diseases. We hope you all come out to walk or ride to help MDA and our local families we serve. This is a day for our community to come together to help MDA fund worldwide research and to provide unparralled health care services to people with muscle diseases, said Kim Viquesney, MDA Executive Director-Fort Myers, Lets take a victory lap together outside of Hammond Stadium to help local families for whom MDA is a singular beacon of help and hope. Muscle Walk participants and teams can register for the event by visiting www. musclewalkmda.org/2013musclewalkride by contacting the local MDA office at 437-6900; or by registering at the event at 9 a.m. Individuals are encouraged to raise at least $100, the cost to fund a flu shot and one minute of MDA research seeking treatments and cures for muscle diseases. Riders are also welcome to join in the Jim Perno Muscle Ride portion of the walk by Harley-Davidson. This year will be a Scrabble Run and all participants will receive one or two letters at each stop, totaling seven. At the last stop, all riders must check-in and create a word with the letters. The rider with the highest score will be placed on the scoreboard. The Fort Myers 2013 MDA Muscle Walk & Ride is proudly sponsored by Harley-Davidson, Hill Rom, Kohls Cares, Right at Home, Assisting Hands Home Care and Ocean Conversions and Mobility, Inc. Fox 4s Emily Dishnow will be emceeing the event as well. To register with MDA, schedule an appointment, or to find out about a myriad of MDA services available to local families, contact the MDA office in Fort Myers at 437-6900. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email email@example.com
27 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556WE REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS WHILE SPECIALIZING IN MERCEDES & BMW Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche Deutsch Oil Change Special $17.99 Appointment Only (up to 5 qts. & no hidden fees) Fixed Right the First Time! Goodwill Helps A Record Number Of Clients In 2012Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is reporting an increase in the number of individuals served in 2012 through Goodwills various community programs and services in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties. Over 30,000 people were served during the year a record for the organization. Weve seen an increased number of people seeking our services, said Fred Richards, Vice President of Career Development Services at Goodwill. Goodwill served over 30,000 individuals in 2012. This is an increase from the 23,000 served in 2011. A program that saw a large increase of individuals served was Goodwills JobLink centers, which help people with employment, skills training, and family strengthening. Services range from resume creation and job placement to financial planning and referrals to other local agencies. 501 individuals were placed in employment through Goodwills employment programs and vocational rehabilitation in 2012, an increase from the 106 placed in 2011. More than 4,700 new clients came through the Job-Link centers, accessing the services an average of four to five times. Many individuals come to us in need of being linked to community resources, while others require access to emergency food at one of our Neighborhood Outreach sites, continued Richards. Others simply need a job. Other programs and services offered by Goodwill include Goodwills L.I.F.E. Academy charter school which provides schooling for students with developmental disabilities ages 11 through 22, The Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute which helps aspiring entrepreneurs of low to moderate income levels with the skills they need to start their own businesses, income sensitive housing for seniors and people with disabilities, and Goodwills Neighborhood Outreach program which assists the communities of Pine Manor, Charleston Park, Page Park and Suncoast Estates. Every one of these programs saw growth in 2012. Goodwills numbers also reflect how the communitys need for these programs and services are growing. Aside from new clients, Goodwill saw over 136,000 returning clients, or individuals who used multiple services. Thanks to the support of the community, we were able to assist more people in more locations, such as new Job-Link centers in Englewood, Moore Haven and Naples, said Madison Mitchell, spokesperson for Goodwill. Our programs and services are funded by the revenue of our stores. When people bring us donations or buy items from Goodwill, they are supporting Goodwill in helping people right here in Southwest Florida, people with disabilities and people with disadvantages that previously may not have had access to services like these. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. helps people overcome their barriers to employment and independence in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit the agencys website at www.goodwillswfl.org. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony in 2012 at one of Goodwills Neighborhood Outreach facilities Working with a client at the Job-Link Center Dbt Dbt Pnn Dfrt Pnn Dfrt Pnt Pnt Cnnt Cnnt Rt Rt Cnf Cnf F Ett F Ett L Wb L Wb Mb, Mb Mb, Mb Cnft O Pt Cnft O Pt A Sn A Sn PAVERS PAVERS GIGI GIGI D Gbtn, I. D Gbtn, I. 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com Or Visit Our Showroom Or Visit Our Showroom Lic.# S3-12238
THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201328 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My fifth grade son has been labeled a slow learner. He is a great kid and wants to do well but struggles so with his schoolwork. I know that school is only going to get worse for him as the demands increase. Please help me understand about slow learners and how to help him. Sabrina K., Fort Myers, Florida Sabrina, A slow learner is typically a student whose intellectual functioning is low to below average as is their academic achievement. However, their functioning is not low enough to receive special education services. This group of students represents about 14% of all students, and present major challenges to school systems and educators because they do have difficulty learning and do need specialized instructional strategies. According to Dr. Stephen Shaw, Professor at McGill University in Toronto, Standard systems and supports are often ineffective even counterproductive because they fail to meet students specific learning needs and instead create a cycle of failure. Dr. Steven Shaw, who has studied this group of students extensively, describes the characteristics of slow learners as follows: Have lower intelligence and academic performance but do not qualify for special education for either cognitive or learning disabilities. Perform at a higher level when information is presented in a concrete fashion. Abstract concepts and instruction are difficult for them. Have difficulty transferring or generalizing skills, knowledge and strategies. Have trouble cognitively organizing new material and assimilating incoming information into previously acquired information. Have difficulty with long-term goals and time management. Benefit from increased academic engaged time. They often require extra practice and more time on-task to develop the same level of academic skills as their typically developing peers. Nearly always develop academic motivation deficits. Suffer poor self-concept and can develop emotional and behavioral problems. Are at high risk for dropping out. Dr. Shaw has promoted a different model to help students with lower intelligence. He says that, Principals and teachers can help prevent this cycle and promote success for slow-learning students by recognizing that it is most productive to consider borderline intellectual functioning as a risk factor to overcome, not as a sentence to fail. Like adolescents with other risk factors, students with borderline intelligence can develop resilience skills and overcome those risks. Many students with borderline intelligence achieve success in school, graduate from high school, and complete postsecondary education. Here are some of the strategies that Dr. Shaw recommends for instruction of slower-learning students: Concrete/active instruction -a see it, feel it, touch it, do it approach. Generalization activities -direct instruction of every specific needed skill, with extensive guided practice on how, when and where to use each skill. Increased instructional efficiency -these students require more practice opportunities in the same amount of time as their average-ability peers. Computerassisted instruction is perfect for this, as it makes learning basic skills automatic, which is essential to gaining fluency. Motivational strategies -offer frequent rewards for students efforts, rather than their academic results alone. These basic strategies can be challenging to implement but are necessary if we are to serve all of our students effectively and equally. Work with the counselors and teachers in your sons school so he can get the support he needs and deserves. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Grant Applications Now Available The Junior League Fort Myers (JLFM) will be providing minigrants to its community partners. Throughout its 46-year history, JLFM has given out thousands of dollars in mini-grants. Since 1966, JLFM has been committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLFM supports local nonprofit organizations having 501(c)3 status, in the process of obtaining 501(c)3 status, or be under the umbrella of an agency with 501(c)3 status by awarding mini-grant funding projects consistent with JLFMs focus on women and children within the local community, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Nonprofit organizations that meet the above guidelines and who agree to the grant agreement included in the application packet are invited to submit applications. JLFM will review the applications and award grants of up to $3,000. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on February 1. Visit http://www. jlfm.org/?nd+minigrants to print out applications. Grants will be awarded approximately 60 days after the application due date. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Verification of delivery is the responsibility of the applicant. JLFM will not notify applicants of receipt of applications. For more information email email@example.com. Spilman Named To Deans ListAlexandra Spilman, a resident of Fort Myers, is on Cazenovia Colleges 2012 fall semester Deans List. Spilman is a sophomore majoring in Management, Fashion Merchandising, and is a graduate of Carlbrook School in Halifax, Virginia. Cattanach Named To Deans ListEmily Cattanach has been named to the Fall 2012 Deans List at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga. Cattanach is a Senior Rehabilitation Sciences major from Fort Myers. Hopkins Named To Deans ListAudrey Hopkins has been named to the University of Delawares Deans List for the fall 2012 semester. Hopkins is from Sanibel. Cattanach Named To Presidents ListEmily Cattanach has been named to the Fall 2012 Presidents List at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Cattanach is a Senior Rehabilitation Sciences major from Fort Myers. Vallette Named To Deans ListCody John Vallette, a resident of Fort Myers, has been named to the Deans List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2012-13 academic year. Vallette is a cadet seeking a bachelors degree in Political Science. Etiquette And Image SeminarsBusiness Etiquette, Dining Etiquette and Image Transformation Seminars will be offered February 4 through 25 at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center in Cape Coral. Was self improvement or learning more one of your new years resolutions? Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Business etiquette, also known as corporate etiquette, covers how people behave in business settings. From a customer service representative to a manager or supervisor, interpersonal skills are a necessity in your image. Certified Business Consultant Claribel Levinson of Star1 Consultants will empower you with the tools essential in your professional journey. Preregistration is required. Seminars are offered during the day and in the evening on the following dates: February 4, 11 and 25 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. February 5, 12 and 26 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for members is $20 per class, non-members are $25 per class. For additional information or to sign up, contact the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575. Local Residents Named To Clemson University Presidents ListThe following local residents have been named to the Presidents List at Clemson University for the fall 2012 semester: Alex Andrew Kellum of Cape Coral, who is majoring in Chemistry. Samantha Jill Chestney of Fort Myers, who is majoring in Financial Management. Amanda Jane Hobbs of Fort Myers, who is majoring in Industrial Engineering. Casey Elizabeth Hobbs of Fort Myers, who is majoring in Industrial Engineering. To be named to the Presidents List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) gradepoint average. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
29 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Builders Care Announces New Board The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care has announced the board of directors that will guide the nonprofit agency in its mission to provide construction services at no cost to needy elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners in Lee County. The team of volunteers recently reached a milestone with more than $2 million in construction services provided to Lee County homeowners in need since February 2006. President of the board is Butch Ritter, president of Cape Coral Plumbing. This will be Ritters second term as president. He also has served on the Lee Building Industry Association board for several years. Other 2013 board members include: Vice president: Wendi Carroll, Carroll Properties Secretary: Chris Brasher, general manager of Ferguson Enterprises Treasurer: Annette Nilles, president of Nilles Design Group Immediate Past President: Bob Bassett, area president with BB&T Fred Barry, new home consultant, Lennar Steve Richards, vice president of Owen-Ames-Kimball Company Teri Hansen, president of Priority Marketing Michael Reitmann, Integrity Construction Jimmy Rodgers, West Coast Structural Concrete & Masonry Mark Stevens, president Stevens Construction, Inc. Randy Thibaut, CEO of Land Solutions, Inc. Gregg S. Truxton, attorney with Bolaos Truxton One hundred percent of the monies we raise stay right here in Lee County to assist local people in need, said Ritter. I think this is why we continue to be blessed with continued support of the building industry and community. Builders Care provides home repair and renovation services to elderly and disabled Lee County residents by using donated materials and the volunteer services of local builders and BIA members. The program began as a way for builders and their employees to give back to the community. Builders Care completed its first project in March 2006, renovating the home of a severely disabled Pine Island man. Since then, Builders Care has completed 132 projects providing over $2 million in emergency construction services. The board will continue to assist Builders Care Executive Director Heidi Taulman and Project Assistant Olivia Rivera-Fears in selecting recipients for services, raising funds for projects, overseeing the agencys operational and financial policies, and helping to plan and coordinate renovation projects. Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the BIA. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 104 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made at www. LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 938-0056. From left, Chris Brasher, Jimmy Rodgers, Michael Reitmann, Teri Hansen, Randy Thibaut, Fred Barry, Bob Bassett, Annette Nilles, Wendi Carroll, Butch Ritter and Heidi Taulman; not pictured: Heather Mazurkiewicz, Steve Richards, Mark Stevens and Gregg Truxton Financial FocusInvesting Is A Marathon Not A Sprint by Jennifer BaseyInvestors sometimes may get frustrated with their investments because those investments dont seem to produce quick results. Perhaps thats understandable in our fast-paced society, in which weve grown accustomed to instant gratification. But investing is, by nature, a long-term activity. If you look at it in terms of an athletic event, its not a sprint, in which you must pull out all the stops to quickly get where youre going. Instead, its more like the 26.2-mile race known as a marathon. And as an investor, you can learn a few things from marathoners, such as: Preparation No one gets up one day and is ready to run a marathon. Marathon runners train for months and even years. As an investor, you, too, need to prepare yourself for the long run. How? By learning as much as you can about different asset classes, types of risk and all the other factors associated with investing. Patience Marathoners know they have a long haul in front of them, so they typically create a game plan, one that takes into account such factors as their physical condition, the weather on race day and the characteristics of the course, such as whether its hilly or flat. Investors should also create a strategy, one that encompasses their goals and ways of working toward them, and stick to this strategy. Perseverance Marathoners may deal with injuries, dehydration and other setbacks, either while training or during the actual race. But as long as theyre able to keep going, they do so. As an investor, you too will face obstacles, such as market downturns. But as long as you continue investing and dont head to the sidelines, you have a good chance of making progress toward your goals. Vision Marathoners study the course theyre on, so they know whats ahead and where theyre going. As an investor, you also need a vision of what lies in front of you the number of years until your retirement, the type of retirement lifestyle you anticipate, what sort of legacy you plan to leave and so on. Your vision will help drive your investment decisions. Proper coaching Not all marathoners have individual coaches, but many have at least gone to clinics or joined running clubs so they could learn more about the various aspects of this grueling event. As an investor, you can certainly benefit from guidance or coaching in the form of a financial professional someone who knows your individual needs, goals and risk tolerance, and who has the experience to make recommendations that are appropriate for your situation. Every marathoner is familiar with the difficulties of the challenge and the satisfaction of finishing the race. As an investor, you also will be tested many times. Furthermore, youll never really cross the finish line because youll always have goals toward which youll be working. Yet, by emulating the traits of successful marathoners, you can continue working toward your objectives and perhaps youll avoid the blisters, too. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at email@example.com. Free Caregiving SeminarDr. Bill Beckwith, a clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience as a clinician, researcher and educator about memory and dementing illnesses, will conduct a free caregiving seminar on W ednesday, January 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Arden Courts, 15950 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early. Adult day care will be provided by qualified staff. Ask for this service when making your reservation. Dr. Beckwith is the author of the book, Managing Your Memory: Practical Solutions for Forgetting, and has published more than 70 articles and won several teaching awards. During this seminar, Dr. Beckwith will discuss: The challenges and phases of caregiving The difference between long-term and short-term memory and how to manage each The stages of caregiving and palliative rehabilitation strategies for each How to turn placement into palliative memory rehabilitation The benefits of palliative memory rehabilitation for the person with memory loss and the caregiver Call 454-1277 or email 5434mktg@ hcr-manorcare.com to reserve your seat at this event. 481 4 7 33 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers www.scubavicedivers.co m S wim wi th t he Fishe s
THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201330 deaRPharmacistSupplements For Chemo Brain And Memory Lossby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My partner has cancer and is receiving chemotherapy. Shes responding well but now has trouble with simple math, decision making and she doesnt finish her sentences. Can chemo do that? BG, San Diego, California Scientists are still trying understand the phenomenon your partner describes, which they named chemo brain. It happens to affect seniors, and those with chronic infections and illnesses. Even with modern technology, such as MRIs, the exact cause of chemo brain has evaded scientists. You see, even with an MRI scan, only minor differences in the brain are seen before and after chemotherapy, and nothing definitively points to the cause of chemo brain, making it hard to treat. Alright, pop quiz time: Do you know that your brain needs glucose in order to work, grow and think? Its true. Your noggin uses more than 20 percent of the fuel derived from the food you eat. Fuel is equal to glucose in this case. Knowing this tidbit, scientists recently made a discovery that will help chemo brain sufferers. Researchers at the Virginia University School of Medicine tried a different approach. Instead of looking at still shots of the brain with an MRI (before and after chemo), they watched how the brain uses glucose derived from the meals their patients ate. They used a specialized scanning device (PET scan), along with CT scans and discovered that certain parts of your brain light up brightly when glucose is utilized. These brighter areas show the regions of the brain that are actively eating glucose. Its a good thing; its what you want because it means that your brain is working properly. Glucose feeds the brain. Interestingly, the brains of chemotherapy-treated patients still lit up, but they were much duller in brightness, indicating less activity. Incredibly, the duller areas are the regions of the brain responsible for planning and decision-making, and thats exactly what chemo brain sufferers complain about. The researchers are not exactly sure why this happens. It could be related to excessive cytokine production or nerve unraveling (demyelination), but nevertheless, it validates so many of you who have asked me to help you with memory loss, poor concentration, inability to solve problems, and general cognitive decline after receiving chemotherapy. So what can you do to help your partner with chemo brain? First, point out to her that it may get better after completion of the chemo. Next, increase colorful fruits and vegetables in the diet, keeping it free of anything refined or processed. Exercising 30 minutes a day can improve chemo brain by shuttling more glucose to the brain. There are supplements at health food stores or online that nourish the brain, providing more glucose and improved blood flow. Ask your oncologist if some of the following would be beneficial for your partner: vinpocetine, ginkgo biloba, bacopa, phosphatidylserine, coconut oil and DHA. In fact, any of you with memory loss should ask your doctor about these supplements. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am exhausted from caring for my sick husband. He has been ill from multiple strokes for the past five years and in his bed for the last three years. I know he doesnt like the situation, and I never thought it would last this long. I have little help, no social life and health problems of my own, and I now am getting very resentful and question whether he will outlive me. I know it is not his fault, but what do you suggest I do? We dont have the money for him to go to a nursing home. Mary J. Dear Mary J: Caring for a sick family member is very hard. The official name for your feelings is caretakers stress. There are a number of things that need to be done if they have not already been done. Seeing an attorney to review your finances and financial planning is essential. You need to make sure that there will be finances for your care should you need it. Contact your doctor, your church, your friends and other social agencies in the area and ask questions about support services. The support services you need to inquire about are in-home services, like aide services, sitter services and any services that could ease your care burden. Find out how services are paid, private or through insurance. Visit any local assisted living community and ask about respite care or temporary care for your husband in an assisted living community. Pryce Dear Mary J: Caring for a sick spouse can be deadly for an older person. Frequently, the elderly caregiver has health problems of his or her own and becomes sicker and frailer, and after a while cannot continue to give care. Research has shown that elderly caregivers die four years earlier than other spouses. Most insurance companies pay for health problems for the caregiver but not for prevention of health problems. Respite care for the caregiver now is something that church groups in their outreach programs are frequently offering. Caregivers have told me that even a two hour break can be helpful to the stressed-out spouse. What you describe is becoming a major public health problem, and many families are investing in long-term health insurance. This, of course, must be done before there is need, but it could help ease the possibility of a future burden. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Skin Care And Makeup SecretsSkin Care & Makeup Application 101 will be held on February 6, 13 and 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. You are beautiful on the inside. Let us show you how to look glamorous on the outside. Claribel Levinson, former International Model and CEO of Star 1 Consultants, will share her modeling make up secrets that will help you enhance your skin care and make up regimen. If you want to learn a special look, like smoky eyes or transitioning your makeup from professional to After 5, Levinson can help with that and so much more. Pre-registration is required. Cost for members are $15 per class, non-members are $20 per class. To register or for more information, call the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575. Easter Seals Florida To Acquire Eden Autism Services FloridaEaster Seals Florida and Eden Autism Services, based in Princeton, New Jersey, announced on January 1 that Easter Seals Florida is acquiring Eden Autism Services Florida. The acquisition is expected to be finalized by February 1. Easter Seals is the leading national non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. Eden Florida has supported individuals with autism and their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan since 1996. These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. The acquisition will include name changes for the schools, group home and adult day training center. Once the acquisition is finalized the entities will be known as the Easter Seals Lily Academy of Fort Myers and Easter Seals Lily Academy of Naples, the Easter Seals Spanbauer Residence and the Easter Seals Adult Day Training Center. For the past year, Eden Autism Services has been working with Dr. Patricia Wright, the Easter Seals National Director of Autism Services to incorporate the Eden Curriculum and staff training protocols into their autism services nationally, said Tom McCool, president and CEO of Eden Autism Services. Easter Seals was a natural fit when we looked for a partner to acquire our Florida operations. Easter Seals has made a commitment to expand autism services to help individuals living with autism live full and independent lives, said Sue Ventura, president and CEO of Easter Seals Florida. The acquisition of Eden Floridas programs, with their deep level of expertise in autism, will help us further this mission. We will work with Eden to ensure a smooth transition for our students, adults and staff.Debra Lynne, Vice President of Programs for Easter Seals Florida, will oversee all programs and services. The program management team includes: Ryan Curran, BCBA Director of Behavior Services Betsy Taylor Program Director Jackie Indriago Director, Lily Academy of Naples at the Eimerman Center Cari Pusateri Director, Lily Academy of Fort Myers at the First Presbyterian ChurchEstablished in 1948, Easter Seals Florida has six statewide offices providing developmental preschool, child care services and adult day services. They are located in the Keys, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Brevard County and Southwest Florida. For more information, contact Debra Lynne at 277-9818 or DLynne@ fl.easterseals.com. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
31 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Dr. DaveGoing Against The Grainby Dr. Dave HepburnCeliac disease is usually best left to Dr. Rob Sealey(yak) rather than myself, as he is tickled pink to have both a disease and a Posturepedic pillow named in his honor. He is now going for a breakfast cereal, a Death Star and a fungus. Celiac disease which affects about one in approximately 133,638 folks is all about an adverse reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, which translated means whatever, whatever and beer. Antibodies, triggered by gluten, flatten tiny fingers in the intestines, called villi, which are needed to absorb any nutrients found in Dennys Sunshine Breakfast. Celiac disease comes complete with any intestinal symptom you can think of, as well as some outside the gut symptoms including fatigue, arthritis, numbness depression and anemia. What is a mystery is why the incidence of celiac disease is rising sharply and even being diagnosed in people as old as 70 who previously have eaten gluten safely all their lives. The pleasant part about celiac disease from a doctors perspective is that we can test for it by means of a blood test or, if we want to be really certain or are in an intrusive mood, we can ram a long tube the size of an anaconda, through your nose, snake it down into your small intestine and tear out a piece. Your choice. The other pleasant part is that we dont have to get out our prescription pad and scribble another illegible prescription which prompts Zbiegniwtzkiskaya, the local pharmacist, to call us to interpret what we wrote, even though we cant interpret what the hell hes saying. (Its a miracle when you actually get the drug meant for you.) This phone intrusion on our precious time could cost us a stroke, as it might take our focus off an important putt. Rather than medication, if you have celiac disease, we can simply tell you to go on a gluten-free diet and then go play Space Invaders in the back. Well, Doc, I dont mind going on a diet. I could do to lose a few pounds. Sorry, but a gluten-free diet will leave you with a sorry butt. It is a diet where you may well gain a few pounds. As a gluten-free glutton, youll free your glutes from ever trying to squeeze into those lulu lemons again. But what if you are plagued with celiac-like symptoms yet your celiac blood test comes back negative? (Note: In medicine, negative is a positive thing... the same way that a positive test is a negative thing. But to be positively certain that your negative test isnt positive, test your negative test for a possible positive by means of a bowel biopsy, which would negate your negative blood test, leaving you feeling positively negative.) What if, despite a negative test, when you go off gluten, you feel so much better? Sort of goes against the grain. Well, you might actually have celiacs more popular cousin, gluten sensitivity. Affecting about one in 20 people, folks are lining up to get it like it were the latest iphart. Yes, doctor, I would like a test for celiac disease, floating stools and can I get 3,000 minutes on my calling plan. Why? Is it a fad, or possibly a medical excuse for that elevator eruption disruption? My apologies, but it really is my doctors fault. He told me I have gluten sensitivity. Gluten (Latin for glue) is a protein that makes bread and cakes chewy (Rhymes with gluey). It gives elasticity to dough (like having your cheque bounce?). It thickens soups and malts up the Schlitz. In fact, beer is one of the things that is loaded in gluten, which means that many men are now tossing the newspaper aside uttering epithets like quack, not realizing that this is a compliment... to a Wisequack. Dr. Daves book The Doctor is In(sane) is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. 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THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201332 Special Event To Remember Lee County Residents With Alzheimers And DementiaThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and Fox Electronics will sponsor the fifteenth annual A Light To Remember in Centennial Park on Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. A Light To Remember is a special event created to help raise awareness about Alzheimers disease and related dementia and raise much-needed funds for the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. A Light To Remember will include a lighted display of luminaries purchased by families and friends to honor or remember a loved one with Alzheimers disease or a related memory impairment. A special ceremony to honor and remember these individuals will be held during the event in Centennial Park near the fountain on Edwards Drive in downtown Ft. Myers. Luminaries can be purchased in advance for $5 each. Anyone interested in purchasing a luminary in celebration of a loved one with Alzheimers disease or a related memory impairment can call the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center at 437-3007. Family members and friends requesting a luminary in celebration of their loved ones are encouraged to send a color copy photo, poem or other special memory of their loved one with their luminary request. The luminary display at the 2013 A Light To Remember will include a collage of these memories. Copies should be sent since photos and other materials from previous years are used in the display. To kick off this years A Light To Remember event, Arden Courts Alzheimers Assisted Living sponsored a Tribute Tree at their community during the month of December to assist in raising funds for this years event. Individuals made a $10 donation, which included an ornament for their loved one on the Tribute Tree at Arden Courts and a luminary in the 2013 A Light To Remember event in Centennial Park. All donations benefit the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides education, information, and support for caregivers and individuals living with Alzheimers disease and related disorders in our community. Services offered by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center include: monthly caregivers and early-stage support groups; educational resources for caregivers and professionals; a lending library of books, videos, pamphlets and other written materials in English and Spanish; individualized assistance to help families cope with the disease and challenges of caregiving; a safety program with an emergency plan kit and wanderers identification bracelet; and a quarterly newsletter. All funds raised by the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center are used to benefit local families and caregivers. For more information about Alzheimers disease, services offered by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center or A Light To Remember, please contact the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center at 437-3007. Shell Point Informational Meetings Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort style retirement options and lifecare, are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. One of Shell Points experienced retirement counselors will explain the numerous benefits received when becoming a resident at Shell Point. The informational meetings will be held at 10 a.m. on the following dates in the main Commons, located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point: January 23 and 29 February 6, 12 and 20 A brief presentation will be given on the benefits of lifecare at Shell Point during the casually-structured meeting, where guests will learn about the numerous retirement options available at Shell Point. Included in the visit is a tour of two of the three neighborhoods The Island and The Woodlands where guests will receive information on the many amenities that are available to residents at Shell Point. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org. Medical Care Options OfferedFeeling distressed from pain or illness can make deciding where to turn for help a bit perplexing. And, as we enter into Southwest Floridas busy snowbird season, running to the emergency room isnt always the best option. Lee Memorial Health System offers services in many settings to accommodate different levels of care. Its best to make an informed decision about when and where to seek medical care based on the level appropriate to treat your particular illness or condition. When to head to a walk-in clinic: Lee Convenient Care walk-in medical centers are ideal for sprains, strains, cuts, rashes, colds, flu or work-related injuries. They can also handle broken bones as long as the bone has not broken through the skin. Walk-in care is appropriate when: your primary care doctor is unavailable. you do not have a regular doctor. you have an illness or injury that is not life-threatening and needs prompt care. you have routine health issues. Lee Convenient Care centers are designed to provide quality, cost-efficient care in a short time frame for those in need of prompt or minor emergency care. Appointments and referrals are not required. Convenient Care centers are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, and can be found throughout Lee County. Board-certified physicians, as well as registered nurses and support personnel, are on staff full time. Lab and X-ray services are available on-site. When to head to the emergency department (ED): Emergency care deals with illness or injury severe enough to require immediate medical attention. The doctors, nurses and technicians are highly trained to provide rapid assessment and treatment of any patient with an emergency. Remember the ABCs airways, breathing, circulation. If you have trouble breathing, or think you are having a heart attack, call an ambulance. You should visit the ED for: uncontrolled bleeding; severe abdominal pain; or sudden slurred speech or numbness, as these are both signs of a stroke. Emergency care is appropriate for: Unusually severe symptoms that you believe to be an emergency life-threatening illness or injury a minor emergency but do not have access to a doctor or a walk-in care center EDs are always open, but the most severe cases are treated first. Visits to the ED can be time consuming if your condition is not an emergency and is not life-threatening. In such cases, Lee Convenient Care might be a better option. When you need a primary care physician (PCP): A primary care physician, or general doctor, is the first level of health care. They typically specialize in internal medicine, family practice and pediatrics. Many women use gynecologists as their PCP. Its a good idea to visit your doctor annually for preventive care and to detect illness at an early stage, before it requires immediate attention or becomes an emergency. PCP care is appropriate for: Health maintenance Immunizations Screening tests for communicable diseases and cancers Treatment of minor injuries and common complaints Management of acute and chronic illnesses PCPs and their patients usually establish long-term relationships. By knowing your medical history, a PCP is best equipped to make recommendations that keep you healthy. Walk-in clinics are wonderful for after-hours emergencies, but they are not a substitute for PCPs. If you have questions about which facility to use, call one of Lee Memorial Health Systems Convenient Care walk-in clinics. They can assist you in making the correct choice. If you would like assistance finding a primary care doctor, call physician referral at 481-4111. For more information, visit www.LeeMemorial.org. Dog Training Workshop At Animal ServicesK-Nine Connections and the Animal Care Trust Fund are sponsoring two dog training workshops at Lee County Domestic Animal Services shelter, 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers. The ABCs of Training: Jumping, Pulling, Barking will be held on Thursday, January 17 from 5 to 7pm. Puppy Training will be held on Thursday, January 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. To register, call 533-9203. Preregistration is $30 or $35 on the day of the workshop. Half of the proceeds will benefit the Animal Care Trust Fund. Dogs must be accompanied by a holder and must be on a non-retractable leash with a collar or harness. K-Nine Connections Life Centre offers products and services that enhance the quality of life for pets and strengthens the human/animal bond. Services offered include doggy day care, grooming, training, pet sitting and walking, and overnight care in-home or at their facility. For more information about K-Nine Connections, visit www.knineconnections.com. The Animal Care Trust Fund was established in 2002 to assist homeless, abused and neglected animals. The Trust provides funds for direct assistance and programs to improve animal care and welfare in Lee County. For more information about the Animal Care Trust Fund, visit www.LeeLostPets.com.
Kiwanis Club Organizes Party For Childrens Outpatient CareThe Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South held the clubs annual Breakfast with Santa holiday party for the All Childrens Outpatient Care of Fort Myers patients and their siblings. Over 250 people enjoyed breakfast, face painting, games, cookie decorating and crafts. Frank Poirier volunteered his time to play Santa and distributed approximately 300 childrens books collected by the Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South through three book collection sites: Priority Marketing, Mills-Price & Associates, Inc. and Bean, Whitaker, Lutz and Kareh, Inc. The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Beach donated $130 to the book drive. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre actors sang carols and Brian Jones donated his services as DJ at the event. Businesses that donated to the breakfast included Gulf Shore Bakery, Sweet Tomatoes and Sun Harvest Citrus. The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at Edison State College. For details on joining the Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South, please call Kim Barrera at 656-1740 or e-mail her at KBarrera@GraphicsAll.com. The club can be found on Facebook or at www.fmskiwanis.com. For more information on All Childrens Outpatient Care of Fort Myers call 931-5700 or visit www.allkids.org. Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South with Santa Frank Poirier at the 2012 Breakfast with Santa event Singers from the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre perform at the event Steve Hess, Kim Barrera and Scott Smiley make pancakes Leo Eason serves breakfast to the attendees Grant Applications The Junior League Fort Myers (JLFM) will be providing mini-grants to its community partners. Throughout its 46-year history, JLFM has given out thousands of dollars in mini-grants. Since 1966, JLFM has been committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLFM supports local nonprofit organizations having 501(c)3 status, in the process of obtaining 501(c)3 status, or be under the umbrella of an agency with 501(c)3 status by awarding mini-grant funding projects consistent with JLFMs focus on women and children within the local community, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Nonprofit organizations that meet the above guidelines and who agree to the grant agreement included in the application packet are invited to submit applications. JLFM will review the applications and award grants of up to $3,000. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on February 1. Visit http://www.jlfm. org/?nd+minigrants to print out applications. Grants will be awarded approximately 60 days after the application due date. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Verification of delivery is the responsibility of the applicant. JLFM will not notify applicants of receipt of applications. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. 33 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 Concert Series At Chapel By The SeaThe Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church Concert Series dates have been set. All concerts are on Sundays at 2 p.m. and have free will offerings. January 20 Handbell Choir Concert Chapel by the Seas handbell choir will present both secular and sacred favorites. The church has a long history of using handbells in worship services as well as in concert. Michael Melnikov is the director of this group. Explanations will be given on how some of the pieces came to be written (one was written in honor of 911) and also the techniques you will hear. February 10 All About Love Encore Performance with vocalists Jo List (accompanied by Joe McConaghy) and Terry Stewart, pianists Michael and Elena Melnikov. This concert features classical and popular music. Chapel by the Sea is located on Chapel Street and Estero Boulevard. Call 463-3173 for more information.
PUZZLE ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW 1. MUSIC: What is rap singer Eminems real name? 2. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first president to attend a baseball game? 3. ANATOMY: What is another name for the breastbone? 4. ARCHITECTURE: What is a colonnade? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a kookaburra? 6. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel The Last Picture Show? 7. HISTORY: What caused the Irish potato famine? 8. MOVIES: What horror film launched Johnny Depps film career? 9. GEOGRAPHY: What is the longest river in China? 10. MEDICINE: What is milk of magnesia used for? TRIVIA TEST 1. Marshall Mathers 2. Benjamin Harrison, on June 6, 1892 3. Sternum 4. A sequence of columns 5. A type of king sher native to Australia and New Guinea 6. Larry McMurtry 7. A fungus called potato blight 8. A Nightmare on Elm Street 9. Yangtze River 10. As an antacid and a laxative. ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 21, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? Youre about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to go on that fun getaway youve been planning. Youll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Aspects favor getting out and meeting new people. And as a bonus, you might find that some of your newly made friends could offer important business contacts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might take pride in wanting to do everything yourself. But nows a good time to ask family members to help with a demanding personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Pay more attention to the possibilities in that workplace change. It could show the way to make that longsought turn on your career path. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Dont be surprised if theyre reciprocated in kind. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you probably earned them. But its best to let others believe they were the ones who uncovered the treasure you really are. BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing makes you happier than to see others happy as well. On Jan. 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell is granted a medical degree from Geneva College in New York, becoming the first female to be officially recognized as a physician in U.S. history. In 1857, she founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. On Jan. 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C. Readership in its magazine did not grow, however, until it discarded the format of overly technical articles and used articles of general interest accompanied by photographs. National Geographic quickly became known for its stunning and pioneering photography. On Jan. 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106carat diamond, the Cullinan, is discovered. Worried that the diamond might be stolen in transit from Africa to London, a phony diamond was sent as a decoy aboard a steamer ship loaded with detectives, while the real stone slowly made its way in a plain box. On Jan. 24, 1935, canned beer makes its debut when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of beer and ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Va. Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, prompting Krueger to give the green light to further production On Jan. 26, 1945, the most decorated soldier of World War II, American Lt. Audie Murphy, is wounded in France. Murphy was wounded three times, fought in nine major campaigns across Europe, and was credited with killing 241 Germans. He won 37 medals and decorations. On Jan. 21, 1957, Patsy Cline, one of the most important figures in countrymusic history, first gains national attention with her winning appearance on Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts. Cline wowed the studio audience with her performance of the now-classic Walkin After Midnight. On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion by handing down its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. For most of the countrys first 100 years, abortion was not a criminal offense, nor was it considered immoral. It was humorist Jerome K. Jerome who made the following sage observation: It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. Though it is unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable, there is a law on the books in Tennessee which prohibits duelists, preachers and atheists from being elected to public office. According to most history books, the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., in April of 1861, but thats not entirely true. The first shots of the war between the North and the South actually were fired in January of that year in Pensacola, Fla., where a garrison of Union troops was stationed at Fort Barrancus. A contingent of Florida and Alabama troops marched on the fort with the intent to throw out the Yankees in their midst. However, the Southerners dedication to the cause was somewhat lacking; as soon as the Union soldiers fired at them, they beat a hasty retreat. Those who study such things say that the average lightning bolt has a temperature of approximately 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. For comparison, the suns average temperature is only 10,000 F. If youve ever been told to shut your pie-hole, you might have wondered where the expression came from. The term was first used in 1983, in the film version of Stephen Kings horror novel Christine. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. -Jim Henson THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the three Chicago White Sox pitchers to throw a perfect game. 2. In 2012, Detroits Miguel Cabrera (29 years old) became the sixth-youngest player to get 1,000 career RBIs. Name three of the five younger ones. 3. Who were the first pair of rookie NFL quarterbacks to play in the same Pro Bowl? 4. Name the oldest head coach to win an NCAA mens basketball national championship. 5. In 2012, Colorado Avalanches Gabriel Landeskog became the youngest player (19 years, 286 days) to be named team captain in NHL history. Who had held the mark? 6. How many times has the U.S. won womens gymnastics all-around team gold at the Olympics? 7. In 2012, Lydia Ko became the youngest LPGA Tour event winner ever at the age of 15. Who had been the youngest?1. Charlie Robertson (1922), Mark Buehrle (2009) and Philip Humber (2012). 2. Mel Ott (27 years old), Jimmie Foxx (27), Alex Rodriguez (28), Ken Griffey Jr. (28) and Lou Gehrig (28). 3. Cam Newton and Andy Dalton, after the 2011 season. 4. Jim Calhoun was 68 when UConn won in 2011. 5. Sidney Crosby was 19 years, 297 days old when named captain of Pittsburgh in 2007. 6. Twice -1996 and 2012. 7. Lexi Thompson was 16 when she won an event in 2011. ANSWERSTHE RIVER JANUARY 18, 201334
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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37 THE RIVER JANUARY 18, 2013 REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL CAR FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKS FOR SALE FOR SALEFOR RENTHome to Share. Large outside deck, carport, laundry room. Furnished $500. + utilities, female. N/P, N/S. Call 239-699-5320NS 11/23 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF condo with den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,500/month. Call 239-728-1920.RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 1/18 CC 3/8 1991 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE69,000 miles. 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LOW PRICES DO NOT MISS!NS 1/18 CC 1/18 RESIDENTIAL RENTALSCharming Sanibel Cottage Rental One bedrm full bath & kitchen w/d tile r some furnishings. Includes H2O u pay electric $920/month plus security. 2431 Rear Periwinkle Way. Call 239-472-5222NS 1/18 CC TFN FURNITUREBeautiful Creme Colored Pull-Out Couch with Tan swivel chair. $250 for both or best offer. Call Shannon at 239-214-5791NS 1/18 CC 1/18 ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBEL2BR/1BA, 1/2 Duplex East End Walk to Beach, Newly Remodeled, Adorable, Private Deck, W&D in unit No Pets, non-smoking unit. $1,295. + utilities. Call Bob 410-913-2234RS 1/18 CC TFN OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVESunday, January 20th, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 4203 Dingman Drive Sanibel Simply the Best... 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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 18, 201338 Hello, my name is Nor man Love and I am a two-yearold male white and tan Catahoula. Im a handsome boy with beautiful blue eyes. When people walk past my kennel, I get very excited because I love people so much. Actually, Im a very calm and gentle dog. Just come by the shelter to meet me and I will show you how charming I can be. Maybe we could even share some treats together. My adoption fee is $55 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County Adoption Promotion. Hello, my name is Bubbles and I am a one-year-old spayed female gray tabby cat. I am an energetic but very well-behaved young lady. Whatever toy I am playing with is my favorite whether its a feather on a stick or a catnip mouse. When Im not busy playing, I love to be held and cuddled. Im sure I would make a great addition to your family. My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (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, ageappropriate 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. Norman Love ID# 553423 photos by squaredogphoto.com Bubbles ID# 533916
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