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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 4 FEBRUARY 1, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com ArtFest Returns To The River DistrictAre you looking for a new weekend biking destination? On February 1 through 3, ArtFest returns to downtown Fort Myers River District. Gather your friends, hop on your bikes and pedal to ArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Floridas premier fine art festival. There is a secure bike valet where you can check your bike and have a complimentary bottle of water before viewing the artwork and participating in the activities. Sponsored by Lee Memorial Health System and staffed by BikeWalkLee, visitors are encouraged to go green and get healthy by riding their bikes to the festival. There is also a Chalk Block, where students can paint with chalk on the ground. continued on page 33Edison And Ford Winter Estates February Programs And EventsFebruary at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with Thomas Edisons birthday celebration, annual Edison Ford Antique Car Show, and free performance by the Edison Festival of Light featured band, Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, as well as a variety of other special programs and activities throughout the month. The February schedule includes: Edison Ford Antique Car & Boat Show, February 2, 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Nearly one hundred car collectors will display their antique cars throughout the Ford Estate. Other activities will include live music, food available for purchase, Mr. & Mrs. Ford leading informal tours of the Ford Estate and a display of antique boats through the Royal Palm Yacht Club. Admission is free to Edison Ford members, $10 for nonmembers. Antique Car Show Model T Tour and Lecture, February 2, 11 a.m. Learn the history of Henry Ford and his automobiles through the Edison Ford collection. Participants will tour the Ford Estate and meet antique car owners who will provide information specific to their Ford. Members free, non-members $10, lecture included. Science Live!, hosted by the Regional Science Fair at FSCU Alico Arena in partnership with Edison Ford, February 2, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at FGCU Alico Arena in partnership with Edison Ford. This will engage students of all ages with hands-on science and engineering activities throughout the day and Edison Ford Wild Wizard Science Shows at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 3 p.m. Strolling Flower Show at Bell Tower Shops, February 7 and 8, 10 a.m. Edisons invention of the electrolier is being celebrated in the giant bamboo chandelier created by the Edison & Ford Winter Estates for the annual show of the Periwinkle Garden Club, which is a member of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, Inc. at the Bell Tower Shops. The Edison Ford installation in the Saks Fifth Avenue window is a modern day representation of one of Edisons patents of an electric chandelier dubbed by Edison an electrolier. It combines several types of bamboo including the green striped variety found in Edisons gardens. Edison was working with bamboo as one of the original filaments for his early light bulbs. Free to the public.continued on page 26 The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band will be performing a free concert at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on February 15 Young Artists To Perform At February Art WalkOn Friday, February 1, the Young Artists Awards will present two award-winning performers at the Arts for ACT gallery from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with February Art Walk in Downtown Fort Myers. Vocalists Noelle Aparte and Ben Lamoureux will be featured. Noelle, 16, is a multipleyear winner of the Young Artists Awards competition. Ben is a 17-year-old senior. Both students attend North Fort Myers High School. The Young Artists Awards, now in its 10th year of programming, is a not for profit continued on page 10 Noelle Aparte Ben Lamoureux Downtown Fort Myers annual ArtFest is fun for the entire family


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Automotive Electric On Bayby Gerri ReavesDont drive worn plugs was the advice emblazoned on what appears to be the Automotive Electric Services house-drawn parade float. The men in the 1930s photo are unidentified, but perhaps thats business-owner Joe E. Moses perched up on the seat and ready to ride. The men appear to be in minstrel attire and blackface. The occasion is unknown, but minstrel shows were held in Fort Myers in that period. The photo of the float was taken on Bay Street, about midblock between Hendry and Jackson Streets. The automotive electric shop was located on the south side. On the photos far right, Kellys Seafood Market is visible near the corner at Jackson with Fish & Oysters painted on the building. The 19-teens brought a twentieth-century look to that block of Bay Street, which had recently been created from fill. In addition to the brick building pictured here, the Heitman Theatre Arcade (behind the photographer) was built during that era. As the float and window signage indicates, the Willard Storage Battery figured prominently in Automotive Electrics advertisements, which offered battery, ignition and radio service. Notice the over-sized display of a spark plug leaning against the wagon. Willard Storage Battery Co., founded in 1896 in Ohio, was an early leader in the development and manufacture of automobile batteries. However, they were used in a variety of ways, not just in cars. They powered radios and even the Edison phonograph. Moses had a long career as a mechanic in Fort Myers. He had worked at the Second Street garage in the 1920s when it became Cagles Garage. Around 1930, he started the automotive business pictured here, next door to Sykes & Hill Garage. In fact, he later moved took over that larger Sykes & Hill space and expanded his services to include motor tune-ups, storage, and even washing, polishing and greasing. By the World War II period, Moses had moved from Bay to McGregor Boulevard and Cleveland Avenue (Five Points). Today, the former Automotive Electric Service location is part of a parking lot. Stroll over to Bay Street to see where Moses serviced downtowns early twentieth-century automobiles. Then walk south on Jackson Street to the Southwest Florida Museum of History, where you can see historic vehicles. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then indulge your curiosity about local history at one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, celebrating its fiftieth birthday this year. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and ech.cwru.edu. The building was demolished decades ago and today a parking lot occupies the spot. The back of the Hall of Fifty States is visible on the left and a span of the Edison Bridge stretches in the distance. photo by Gerri Reaves The horse-drawn parade float of Joe Moses Automotive Electric Service poses on Bay Street, just west of Jackson, in the 1930s courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society THE RIVER FEBRUARY 2, 20132 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin 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


3 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Jazz Dinner Champagne Cocktails 33 Patio de Leon in Downtown Ft Myers Historic River District 239-337-3377 or www.MorganHouseRestaurant.comalentines Day PackageV FEB 14 th Fort Myers Public Art Robert E. Lee Memorial by Tom HallIn the median on Monroe across from the Art League of Fort Myers is a memorial dedicated to Lee Countys namesake. It is not a tribute to the general who led the Confederate Army in the war between the states. Rather, it symbolizes Lees legendary integrity and concern for his fellowman. The bust and pedestal were commissioned by the Laetitia Ashmore Nutt chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which was formed nearly a century ago. From its inception on February 12, 1913, the chapter began collecting funds for a memorial, but in 1915 the chapter turned over its Lee memorial money for use at the hospital, said Chapter President Lalla R. Moore at the memorials dedication more than 50 years later. The chapter immediately began a new memorial fund. However, they were impeded in their fundraising efforts first by World War I and then by the Great Depression. Theyd only collected a scant $500 by 1940 when the hospital again found itself in need. This time, the chapter cheerfully used its memorial money to help furnish the hospitals new nursery. In 1953, the chapter began yet another fundraising campaign. As soon as they had enough money, they commissioned an Italian sculptor by the name of Aldo Pero to cast Lees likeness in bronze. But the UDC group was short of the money still needed for a pedestal for the bust, so they placed Lee in the courthouse lobby with a collection jar for nickels, dimes, quarters and half dollars. Hundreds of Lee residents made contributions, some in amounts of $100 or more. And on January 6, 1966, footers were dug for the concrete base needed to support the pedestal and base. Before the concrete was poured, Edna Grady Roberts and James W. Clifford placed a dozen relics from places like Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Harpers Ferry and battlefields throughout Virginia into the base as a symbol of unity between the North and the South. Roberts served as chair of the fundraising committee; Clifford had collected Civil War memorabilia for more than 40 years. The monument was finally dedicated on January 19, 1966, which was the 159th anniversary of Lees birth. Francis Asbury Hendry moved to have this county named after Lee some 79 years earlier in honor of Lees iron integrity his utter devotion to truth, said Hendrys great-grandson Lloyd at the dedication ceremony. [H]e spoke of Lees deep and abiding concern for his fellowmen. These are the qualities [my great-grandfather] hoped the people of Lee County would emulate. Thus, it is only fitting that the efforts to erect an enduring tribute to Lee were twice tabled by the local UDC chapters concerns for their fellowmen. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. The Robert E. Lee Memorial across from the Art League of Fort Myers 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! Super Bowl Platters To Go! Super Bowl Platters To Go! Awesome Wings, Ribs, Shrimp & More! Awesome Wings, Ribs, Shrimp & More!


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 20134 Outdoor Family Movie NightsBring 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 and 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 An American Tail, the story of the Mousekewitz familys journey to America and their young son, Fievel, who gets lost along the way. Landing in a bottle, he washes ashore in New York harbor where, determined to find his family, he comes face to face with the perils and opportunities of the New World. Wrapping up the series on Friday, April 19 at 8:00 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, on the corner of Colonial and McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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 is provided by Winged Foot Title, Briers CPA, Riverside Realty, Staging Matters and DinoLingo.com language programs for kids. PETE CLAPP a Silver Chest Promotion P.O. Box 291021 Tampa, FL 33687 1-813-228-0038 $6 6 Both Days Both Days One Admission One Admission $1 OFFwith this ad ANTIQUE ANTIQUE SHOW SHOWon Sanibel Island We Are Back!at theSanibel Community House2173 Periwinkle Way Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 9 th th 10am 5pm& Sunday, February 10 Sunday, February 10 th th 11am 4pm 5 250 S. Tamiami Trail, #109, Fort M y ers 33908 1 5 C all: 239.288.6953 w ww.v i nosp i casso.co m w paint studio gallery wine barw/local artists 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 Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


5 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Meet The Advance TeamUp With People is coming to town. From February 11 through 18. 120 international students from 21 countries will be volunteering, performing and living in Fort Myers. But what does it take to organize all that? Hard-working women who sleep little and smile much. In this case, an international team of three young women: Isabel from the United States, Jolien from Belgium and Lorna from Ireland. What are the tasks of an advance team? Well, we come into a city four to six weeks prior to the casts arrival to find host families for each of our 120 students, organize volunteer projects and organize and promote the show, says Isabel. Lorna adds, Its our job to get to know everyone in the community and get to know the needs. We partner with different local businesses and promote them in our show in exchange for meal donations and transportation. For the past few weeks Isabel, Jolien and Lorna have been living and working in Fort Myers. They have been very busy spreading the word about Up With People, getting people excited for the show, the arrival of the international students and just having a good time in beautiful Fort Myers. Here is what these ladies have to say about their experience: Why do you work for Up With People? Lorna: I travelled as a student in Cast A 2012 and I just fell in love with the organization and the message is so dear to me that I applied to work with Up with People while I was traveling. I got accepted and started as soon as I finished my student semester. I am a drama teacher and I volunteered for years at home. I believe strongly in the power of performing arts being a communication medium to reach people from all types of backgrounds, languages and disabilities. Music really is an international language and Up with Peoples high-energy show and general positive, selfless outlook is infectious. Isabel: I work for Up with People because I am passionate about culture, travel and marketing. This job allows me to get to know and learn from people from all walks of life and all kinds of cultures. Its a beautiful thing to be able to work with colleagues from different countries as well. I strongly believe in the positive impact that Up with People makes in the communities they visit, so Im very proud to be a part of making those visits possible. Jolien: Up With People and I have a lot in common. We like to travel, we love meeting new people, discovering new places, new cultures and learning new languages. I am very grateful that I work for an organization that inspires young people to volunteer and impact communities all over the world. What are you enjoying the most about Fort Myers? Lorna: I love Florida in general; I always have, ever since I visited here with my parents as a teenager. I had never been to Fort Myers and living with a local family that have lived here for most of their lives really gives me a sense of the happy, friendly people here, too. The downtown area is so quaint and bustling. I just love it. I love that Fort Myers has a little bit of everything, city feel, beaches, shopping and most of all -sun. Isabel: Fort Myers has a gorgeous downtown. I love walking alongside the water in the River District, and I love how active people are downtown. I also really enjoy how close the beaches are here. Jolien: Downtown Fort Myers is gorgeous and cozy. The people here are so friendly. But what I love most about Fort Myers is the beach -the sunrise and sunset are incredible. Why should people host an international student? Lorna: Having stayed in over 20 different host families in the past year, I can really attest to the experience. I just love getting to know new people, living the life that they live for a short time and sharing stories over a dinner table. I love how every experience is different, no two families are the same just like no two people are the same. Every family I have stayed with have left an individual stamp on my heart. I have been invited to weddings and birthdays as well as family reunions. I really do have mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and grandparents all over the world. My mom even got a phone call from one of my host families in Belgium to wish them a happy new year. We are all just that close in such a short time. I think families of Fort Myers are so lucky to have the opportunity to host one of our students as each one brings with them their own positive outlook on life and approach to the world. Its also a perfect chance to have a new place to visit for your next vacation. Isabel: People in Fort Myers will absolutely love hosting one of our international students. It gives them a chance to learn from other cultures and open their perspectives to other ways of living. It also allows them to show the students how they live themselves and share their family traditions. You will surely make a new friend for life. Jolien: It is such an amazing opportunity to host one of our international students. During one week you get the opportunity to get to know a different culture without even having to travel. Those moments of laughing about differences and being surprised about common things are the moments that you will cherish and remember. If you are interested in hosting an international student or would like more information on how you can get involved with Up with Peoples upcoming visit to Fort Myers, contact Isabel Belliard at ibelliard@upwithpeople.org or 210.954.7925. Marine Trading Post Now Open! 0 San Carlos, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) C a ll 437-747 5 Fu ll li ne of S ave $ 64 T CW 3 O il $ 18. 95 $ 99. 95 $ 299. 95 Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2 397 Davis Blvd in Na p le s Call 793-5800 No shirt h s t t or sh oe s sol d


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 20136 Hortoons Republican Womens Club The Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn at 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers on Tuesday, February 12. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. with luncheon and program at 12:00 noon. Todd Everly, director of the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy, will speak on the topic of current Florida gun laws as well as where the nation is moving related to gun control. The public and guests are welcome to attend. The cost of the luncheon is $17. For reservations or information, call 574-2571. Annual Craft ShowAlva Community Center is looking for craft vendors for their upcoming Craft Show that will be held on Saturday, February 2. The show will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Alva Community Park, 21471 North River Road, Alva. Spaces are available for a nominal fee of $10 (10 x 10). Tables, tents and chairs are not provided. Call 728-2882 to pay and reserve your tables or spots. Credit cards or debit cards are the only method of payment accepted. There is no rain date for the Annual Craft Show. Public Admission will be free. Call Sandra Bates at 728-2882 for more information. 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. A Trip To Hardrock CasinoOn February 7, Lake Kennedy Senior Center will head to Hollywood, Florida for a day of gaming. This 130,000-square-foot casino has over 2,100 gaming machines and 50 live action tables featuring. There are also many shops as well as a food court offering American, Mexican, Asian and Italian cuisine. The cost of the trip is $35 per member, $40 per non-member, and includes $20 free play and a $5 food voucher. Preregistration is required. Call Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575. MOAA Breakfast MeetingTrey Radel will discuss Life As A Freshman Of The U.S. Congress during the MOAA Calusa Chapter breakfast meeting on Saturday, February 9. The meeting will be held at Wine & Roses Restaurant on Cape Coral Parkway beginning at 9 a.m. All military officers and spouses are invited to attend. The cost for the breakfast is $10 per person, payable at the door. Reservations may be made by contacting Dixie Buick at 945-5030. The Military Officers Association of America is a national organization representing the interests of the military. Florida is the third largest state of membership and our Florida Council of Chapters President, Lt. Col. Jim Conner, resides in Cape Coral. Additional information about the Calusa Chapter of MOAA may be obtained by contacting the Calusa Chapter President, Bill Deile, at 574-6718. North Fort Myers Flea MarketThe North Fort Myers Community Center, located behind the North Fort Myers Library at 2021 North Tamiami Trail, will be hosting their annual flea market outdoors underneath two pavilions and on the football field on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clean out your closets and turn your old stuff into cash. Six foot tables are available for $10 each underneath the pavilions. Six foot spots are available for $5 each on the football field only (you must provide your own tables). Take advantage of the crowds a community flea market can generate. Register early to guarantee your tables or spots. Call 652-4512 to pay and reserve your tables or spots. Credit cards or debit cards are the only method of payment accepted. Table/spot rentals are non-refundable and non-transferable. There is no rain date for the flea market. Call Jenniffer or James at 652-4512 for more information. Causeway Inspection The Lee County Department of Transportation (DOT) notified the City of Sanibel of the following information: Lee County DOT Operations has hired a contractor to conduct inspection activity for the Sanibel Bridges over the next several weeks. The work is to be done weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and is currently anticipated to finish by the end of February, weather permitting. The inspection work will be done from the shoulders and should be accomplished without lane closures although there may be very short traffic disruptions during the daily set up and tear down of the maintenance of traffic devices. Variable message signs will be placed to alert drivers to the roadway maintenance of traffic. If you have any questions, please contact Lee County DOT at 533-9400. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


7 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Lee County Make A Difference Day Provides Blankets For Project LinusThe 12th annual Make A Difference Day in accordance with the National Project Linus Blanket Day was held on Saturday, January 26 at Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church in South Fort Myers. The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade, washable blankets and afghans, lovingly crafter by volunteer blanketeers. Anyone who can knit, sew, or crochet is invited to join one of the local groups. Matilda Wilson, Lee County coordinator said, Community involvement is vital to the success of this project and it is hoped that as many people as possible will come and help make these blankets. Last year volunteers were able to provide more than 830 blankets to help children in crises in the community. The group started this year with 255 blankets at their meeting and there were more to come. We service more than 15 organizations here in Lee County with blankets and would like to increase that number with the help of others like you who enjoy working with your hands, Wilson said. Contributions of new yarn, cotton bright colored material and afghan filler material is always welcome. Any monetary contributions have to be in cash as the group does not have a bank account. However, it can furnish a donation receipt. For more information on the local Project Linus, call Wilson at 489-3582 or e-mail her at jamesww551@aol.com, or visit the national website at http://projectlinus.org. Some of the many handmade blankets created for Project Linus General MeetingDana Kasler, Deputy Director of Lee County Parks and Recreation, will speak at the Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserves General Meeting on February 12. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at 4:30 p.m. Kasler will begin his presentation about 5 p.m. on Tuesday February 12 at the Fort Myers Beach Library, 2755 Estero Boulevard. The Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve is a not-for-profit organization created in 1996 to support Matanzas Pass Preserve becoming part of Lee County Parks and Recreation. Over the years, many joint projects have led to the continued preservation of this island treasure. The Preserve represents the way most of the island looked in the past and how it can be enjoyed today. As Deputy Director, Kasler oversees 250 positions, a $26 million budget and more than 29,400 acres of parks, preserves, facilities and other sites. The department manages recreation centers, community parks, Conservation 20/20 lands, greenways, the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training facilities and pristine Gulf of Mexico beach parks. Kasler began as Deputy Director on Nov 15, 2012 and came from a position as Parks and Recreation Director at Moon Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He holds Masters of Science and BS degrees in Recreation from Ohio University. Come and meet these Lee County Parks and Recreation leaders and support Matanzas Pass Preserve which is right here on Fort Myers Beach. Dana Kasler 11am-10pm RIVER Happy Hour All Day, Everyday SEATING FREE 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 Feb. 15, 2013


Along The RiverDid you know that the Fort Myers Beach shrimping fleet is the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Gulf of Mexico? Shrimping, known as Pink Gold, contributes millions of dollars to our economy. On Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundations Marine Science Center offers tours of San Carlos Islands commercial fishing fleet. The three-hour guided tour starts at 9 a.m. The tour includes a one-and-a-half hour guided visit at the museum which contains a touch tank, a hands-on beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to several commercial fishing industry businesses. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed and other important factors used in this unique million-dollar industry. It is a memorable experience for the entire family. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children seven years of age and older. Reservations are required. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach. For information call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay.org. Keith and Dawn Melvin have certainly come a long way since opening Furniture World in the storefront of an old Eckerds Pharmacy in 1991. By all accounts, the couple had odds stacked against them. But Keith, a third generation Fort Myers native, had something special about him: a keen business sense and ability to relate to customers. Its been 22 years now and Furniture World has survived hurricanes and a devastating South Florida recession. In 2003, Keith moved his showroom to a new 14,000square-foot state-of-the-art showroom he built at the busy intersection of San Carlos Boulevard and Gladiolous. Walk into the impressive showroom, and youll find the latest trends of furniture styles as well as a large selection of wicker and rattan for that Florida look. Furniture World also carries Simmons Beautyrest Mattress sets. Less than a mile from the showroom, Keith built a 12,000-square-foot warehouse, allowing him to keep a full stock of almost everything on his showroom floor and meeting the demands of next day delivery for his customers. My parents and my grandparents made a living and raised their families right here in the same place I am doing it today, Melvin said. Nothing brings me more happiness than knowing I have added to the landscape of my hometown, and I hope even in a small way, by being a business that people have come to know and trust, I have made our community better. Furniture World is located at 15631 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 489-3311. Whatever your dining preference may be, Sanibel Islands Il Cielo has a table waiting. It features all new eclectic fare including casual dining in the restaurants Cloud 9 Grille. Meaning the sky in Italian, Il Cielo opened in January 2012 to rave reviews from local food critics. This season, a more casual Cloud 9 Grille was added in the lounge area for those seeking a nice yet relaxed meal. The focal point of the grille separated from the main dining area is an original glasswork by local sculptor Lucas Century entitled Cloud 9. The sculpture is a 20 inches tall by 30 feet long rounded glass divided in six sections that sit atop a three-quarter rounded dividing wall with booth seating in the lounge and table seating on the opposite side. Castillo and Lagos have been painting full time for 24 years. The married couple turned to painting full time after successful careers as a commercial pilot and architect. The Il Cielo menu offers diners grilled entres including Yellow Fin tuna, local catch, pork tenderloin and free-range chicken. Specialties now include Colorado lamb, Yellowtail Snapper, Blue-Crab-crusted Black Grouper, Zinfandel-braised short ribs and jumbo shrimp and grits in addition to a number of favorites from last seasons menu like mussels, traditional meatballs, linguini and clams, pastas, filet and lamb. Il Cielo still features a full liquor bar with a wide selection of wines as well as homemade desserts. The Cloud 9 menu features Baja fish tacos, lobster mac and cheese, a six-ounce New York strip and wild-caught salmon. Il Cielo and Cloud 9 are located at 1244 Periwinkle Way Hours are daily from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.ilcielosanibel.com or call 472-5555. Cloud 9 Grille at Sanibels Il Cielo. The curved glasswork by local sculptor Lucas Century complements the organic atmosphere to the Italian restaurant Take a tour of Fort Myers Beach multimillion-dollar shrimping fleet with Ostego Bay and meet the people who harvest and sell Pink Gold Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Join Us! Join Us! 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9 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 This is fine dining at its best while maintaining a relaxed, casual atmosphere youd expect on Sanibel. TripAdvisor member, Jan. 2013 ...One of the best restaurants we have been to on Sanibel or any place else. OpenTable Diner since 2008 Best meal on our vacation, wonderful experience. TripAdvisor member, December 2012 Celebrate The Year Of The Snake At IchibanThe Year of the Snake arrives on February 4 and Chinese New Year Day is celebrated on Sunday, February 10 (the first day of the 2013 Chinese Astrology Year is on the 4th). Mark the beginning of the 4,710 Chinese Lunar New Year at Ichiban in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Of all the 12 zodiac animals, the snake most resembles the dragon in appearance. It is the sixth in the cycle and is considered the most powerful and lucky of all the zodiac animals; in fact, the snake is often referred to as the little dragon. The dragon falls on the following years: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013. Ichiban, located in the mosaic-tiled Post Office Arcade, is a local favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for eight years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. Sit at Ichibans sushi bar and watch the chefs expertly prepare sushi and sashimi along with sushi favorites like the California roll, spicy tuna roll and green dragon roll. Warm up first with a little hot sake and cup of miso soup. If you prefer, select a table inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery. For a fast, fresh lunch, try the combination Sweet and Sour Chicken served with fried rice and egg roll for $6.95 or choose from a selection of stir-fry meats and vegetables, house specials and vegetarian dishes (including General Tso tofu). Ichiban also has an extensive dinner menu that includes Bento boxes served with shrimp and vegetable tempura and Japanese rice. Just need a quick late-night snack? Order the sweet and smoky BBQ ribs or fried shrimp appetizer, best enjoyed with hot sake or an ice-cold Kirin Ichiban beer. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Free delivery is available within the River District. For more information, call 334-6991.


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Foundation Hosts Dinner For DonorsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation Womens Legacy Funds Prima Donors gathered on Tuesday, January 15 at the Veranda Restaurant in Downtown Fort Myers for dinner and conversation with Foundation President and CEO Sarah Owen and Betty Parker, political columnist for The News-Press. The group discussed the impact of the election on local and state politics and issues that will be addressed in the upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee. Prima Donors meets twice a year for dinner and conversation about issues that affect Southwest Florida. The dinner marks the second of an ongoing educational dinner series the foundation is providing for Prima Donors who are local women who have contributed $10,000 or more to the Womens Legacy Fund and are committed to making an impact in their community through charitable giving. For information about the WLF or becoming a Prima Donor, call 274-5900 or visit the Community Foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com. Employment SeminarsBarbara Dell, executive director of Dress for Success Southwest Florida, announced the schedule of outreach seminars to aid unemployed and underemployed women in the Southwest Florida area. The workshops are for women seeking employment. Each week there will be speakers from major employers and talent in the community. The Fort Myers seminars will run six weeks followed by a graduation ceremony. The sessions will be held on Wednesday, February 6 through Wednesday, March 20 at Southwest Florida Works in Fort Myers. Each week there will be different topics including resume preparation, interview tips, a mock interview session with Walmart followed by a dress rehearsal to take place at the employment office at Lee Memorial Health System. The Bonita Springs cohort will be held from Wednesday, May 1 through Wednesday, June 12 and the Naples cohort from Wednesday, July 10 through Wednesday, August 21. Dress for Success, headquartered in New York City, oversees 125 affiliates throughout the world. Dress for Success Worldwide received a $2 million grant from Walmart and re-granted to 60 affiliates including Southwest Florida. We are honored to be one of 60 affiliates out of 125 to receive grant monies for the calendar year. The grant is being immediately put to work to increase opportunities for this growing demographic in Lee and Collier counties, said Dell. For more information call 931-8200. From page 1Young Artists education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. The Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in the historic Downtown Fort Myers River District. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, including updates about our upcoming 10th Annviversary Gala on March 11, please visit www. youngartistsawards.org or Young Artists Awards on Facebook. Republic Women To Hear Gen. Dozier, See DemoGeneral James Dozier will be the featured speaker at the monthly luncheon of the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club on Tuesday, February 19. His talk, As I See It, will concentrate on current national issues. Following his prepared remarks, he will hold a discussion with the audience. Additional features of the luncheon will be a demonstration of rifle spinning by Cadet 1st Lieutenant Brandon Timmerman, a junior at Oasis High School. He is the reigning Lee County ROTC Rifle Spinning Champion. Also, an honor guard from Oasis JROTC will present the colors. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and program follow. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, February 14, and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie, 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, 292-5212. Cadet Brandon Timmerman, rifle spinner Community Foundation Art Exhibit Open House February 1 The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host an open house on Friday, February 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. for an art exhibit of local juried art. The exhibit is on view in the community foundations public spaces at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. It will include pieces on loan and for sale from 32 local artists and one organization. There are 86 pieces currently on display ranging from photography and carved wood to textiles, fused glass and various sculptures, as well as traditional acrylic, watercolor and medium paintings, in addition to works by Februarys featured artists Sarah Edwardson, Alex Lago and Maria Sanchez. The next open house will be Friday, March 1. Open houses will continue to be held the first Friday of the month until August. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com.


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Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Starting November 4, two Services: 9 am and 11 am. Adult Education Ethics Workshop: 10 am. Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson, Minister ( nal year) 239-266-0900. www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. George P. Savas Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com 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: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. SAINT MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. St. Peter Lutheran Church of Fort Myers Beach (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) welcomes all to worship Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 24. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism continued on page 16THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201312


13 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Free God And Health LectureOn Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m., international speaker Rob Gilbert will lecture about prayer and health at First Church of Christ, Scientist in Fort Myers. The event is free to the public. Gilbert is a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. First Church of Christ, Scientist is located at 2390 West First Street next to the Edison-Ford Winter Estates. For information call Annette at 334-6801. Edison College Free Film SeriesEdison State Colleges Rush Library Film Series is hosting a free screening of Part 2 of the documentary film, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The screening will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, in the Rush Library Auditorium, J-103, on the Fort Myers campus. The public is welcome to attend. Immediately following the screening, victim advocates from Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) and the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida will lead a discussion about human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, and adult survivors of childhood abuse. For further details about the film series, visit http://www.edison.edu/ library/filmseries/ or contact Professor Jane Bigelow at jbigelow@edison.edu. International speaker Rob Gilbert HURRY FOR BEST SELECTION! 4 55 PERI W INKLE W AY S ANIBEL I S L AND 239. 47 2.55 44 MO NDAYS AT U RDAY 1 0:00 A M -5:00 PM, SU NDAY 11 :00 A M-4 :00 PM A ll Ma j or Credit Cards and Layaways Accepted Discounts Off Ori g inal Retail / Su gg ested Retail Prices F ces ces Retail Pr ic Retail Pr i ed e On Select e On Select e i se Mercha nd Merchan ngs p T S ELE C TI O N JEWELRY ARTISANS OF FINEJEWELRY ARTISANS OF FINE A A A f f f t t t e e e r r r 3 3 3 3 3 3 y y y y e e e a a a r r r s s s o o o n n n S S S a a a n n n i i i b b b e e e l l l I I I s s s l l l a a a n n n d d d F F F r r a a n n a a n n d d d R R R o o n n a a r r e e r r e e t t t i i i r r i i i n n g g a a n n d d d C L O S IN G T H E D OO R S F O RE V E R D o nt miss this opportunity to purchas e ne jewelry and custom designs at.... and custom de Join us for the exciting new creations by Chef Roger and Chef Miguel along with their favorite daily specials. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and perhaps one of our gourmet wood red at bread pizzas...Well see you there!Serving 11:00am -10:00pm seven days a week.Sunday buffet brunch, Bloody Mary Bar & Bottomless Mimosas from 10:00am 2:00pm Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music8700 Gladiolus Drive (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Add A Little Fire...Make Your Valentines Day Reservations Today! 239-489-2233Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201314 Change Your Tactics With The Weatherby Capt. Matt MitchellConditions on the water this week were so much better for fishing than they have been the last few weeks. Better tides made for better water movement; add to that warm days and mostly light winds and the result was some of the most consistent fishing we have had in weeks. The longer the good weather sticks around it seems to be tricking our fish into believing its spring. Catch-and-release snook fishing this week was better than in months and lots of other species were more than happy to take a hooked bait too. When I think about our February fishing, it is usually all about super low minus tides and cold conditions. Looking ahead at the tides for the month, almost every day has a minus tide. We will also have some of the clearest water of the year. Clear water and low tides together mean a great time to find new areas to fish and learn the sound a little better. Flats and sandbars that dont show all year will be high and dry. Sight fishing for redfish right now can be awesome but the fish can be so spooky in gin clear ankle deep water you will need every bit of stealth you can muster to get one to eat a bait. One of my favorite winter time techniques is to work deep channels during the lowest periods of the tide. These channels can be anything from a canal basin or narrow mangrove creek to a natural channel cut through a bar by the tide. This deeper water can stay relatively warm during short periods of cold weather. The colder the air temperature and water is, the more sheltered deep water channels I like to fish. During warmer temperatures like those we have had, deeper channels out in the open have been the best action During cold periods, water thats as little as two to three degrees warmer than everything else often makes all the difference between fish feeding and not feeding. Mild winter cold is not a bad thing for our fishing. It bunches up the fish, often putting lots of fish in a very small area. Its amazing how many different species of fish you can catch in areas such as these. Once you find one of these cold weather refuges, it generally will hold fish year after year. Changing tactics with the changing weather is one of the main things to remember to consistently catch fish at this time of year. Cold fronts will push through all winter long almost on a weekly basis, although this year these fronts have been much weaker than in years past. This year it really seems like we are still waiting on our winter to arrive it. Its even possible that we wont have much winter cold. If that happens, we could be seeing tarpon in our area by the end of March. The water temperature will be the biggest factor in what are fish are going to be doing this season.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Jack Bouwnan of Michigan with an over-the-slot redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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The public is invited to join FGCU alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university for a host of events that celebrate FGCUs growth and success. The weekend pays tribute to more than 15,000 alumni who have devoted time and effort to the university, excelled in their careers, and demonstrated service to the community. The weekend events include a Refine & Dine etiquette dinner instructed by Nonnie Owens, author of Dining With Civility; Eagle Night Out at Miromar Outlets Tipsy Tarpon; Alumni Avenue Tailgate with mens and womens basketball games; as well as an alumni basketball game, 5or 10-K run or walk, and campus bus and walking tours. Alumni Weekend events are sponsored by Jimmy Johns, Kremenchuker, Liberty Mutual, and Pyure Brands. The Grand Event sponsorship is available for $1,500. Registration for each event is $5 to $12 for adults. Children 7 and younger qualify for discounted rates. For more information, call 590-1087 or register at www.fgcu.edu/alumni.


15 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Fishing Author To Speak About Fish Habitats, Responsible FishingLearn how to fish responsibly and effectively at Fish & Their Habitats: Essential Information for Fishing and Conservation lectures by Dr. Aaron J. Adams, author of The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Coastal Gamefish. The lectures begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, February 8, in the free Ding Darling Education Center on Sanibel Island. Aaron Adams, PhD, a marine biologist who fly fishes, figured out what was missing from saltwater fishing and frustrating saltwater anglers. He presents information on coastal gamefish behavior and diets, the habitats they use, when and where they eat different prey, and the best locations and times to fish for them. Recreational anglers will catch more fish if they know more about their quarry, said Adams. Thats a pretty simple statement, but obtaining this knowledge is a challenge that many anglers are unable to meet. At the top of the list of things to know about the fish we pursue is how they use their habitats. On any given day, 80 percent of the fish are in 20 percent of the fishable area. If we can understand what makes these fish tick, then we are more likely to be in the right place at the right time with the right approach -all of which are needed to catch more fish. Knowing more about fish and their habitats not only makes for better success on the water, it also makes anglers better stewards, says Adams. And since anglers are the primary users of coastal habitats, they have a responsibility to be good stewards. The top threat to Floridas recreational fisheries is habitat loss and degradation, so the more anglers learn about fish and their habitats, the better chance they have of protecting them, he believes. 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 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) Feb. 8 Dr. Aaron Adams, author and ecologist Fish & Their Habitats: Essential Information for Fishing and Conservation Feb. 15 Rachel Frieze, EcoStudies Institute biologist The Elusive Mangrove Cuckoo Feb. 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 Apr. 5 Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist, and Amanda Bryant, SCCF biologist Sea Turtles of Sanibel For information visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 2920566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Aaron Adams JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 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 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. Local Waters/ Charts ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron will be offering the Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, February 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional On-the-Water training will be offered at a later date. Check with the class instructor for details. The cost is $40. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040.


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New this year is The Silver King for Ding After-Party, which will be open to the public with limited tickets available at $50 for each non-fisherman, including dinner and a silent auction. Same as last year, the Captains Dinner will take place on Friday, May 4, at Doc Fords. Fishing will begin at 7 a.m. the next morning, once again with DNA testing and competition for the most fish caught and released. Again this year, award-winning Doc Ford murder-mystery series novelist Randy Wayne White will be participating in the tournament. Last years tournament was a day of great action and getting together with a lot of local fishermen I havent seen in a while, said White, a former area fishing guide. Im really looking forward to doing it again this year. Doc Fords, with locations on both Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, has again committed to being the title sponsor for the 2013 tournament, along with the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Proceeds will benefit wildlife and conservation education at the refuge. Theres not another tarpon tournament like this in the area, said Marty Harrity, Doc Fords co-owner. Last year we had fishermen from all over the country. Doc Fords has been a faithful supporter of our efforts at Ding Darling, helping greatly to bolster refuge programs and research to balance federal budget shortfalls, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. Were so grateful to them for this huge effort on our behalf. Tournament sponsors include: Title Sponsor: Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; Presenting Sponsor: Diversified Yacht Services of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Bean; Platinum Sponsors: Florida Weekly, Suncoast Beverage; Gold Sponsors: Anisa Steward Designs, Bella Signs & Designs, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Holiday Inn of Sanibel, Island Sun; Silver Sponsors: Gulf Star Marina, Paradise Advertising and Design, R.S. Walsh Landscaping, Sanibel Captiva Daily, Sanibel Island Fishing Club. For more information on sponsoring or participating in the tournament or after-party, contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. A winning catch from last years inaugural tournament Morning MeanderTake a guided nature walk along a quarter-mile loop boardwalk on Saturday, February 2 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Prairie Pines Preserve. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 18400 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. Explore the wonders of a 2,650-acre Conservation 20/20 preserve. From an ADA-compliant boardwalk, this hour-long stroll will traverse a seasonal marsh while learning more about the birds, butterflies, and plants that call it home. The degree of difficulty of this nature walk is easy. Please remember to bring items you may need during the walk (i.e. water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closed-toed shoes or boots, etc.) Restrooms are available. Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, the tour and parking are free. For more information, call 707-2206 or visit www.conservation2020.org/ Red-bellied woodpecker From page 12Churches/TemplesTHE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Winter services: Sundays at 9:15 and 11 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. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week Screech Owlby Patricia MolloyAn adult eastern screech owl was admitted to CROW on January 2. Upon arrival, it wasnt standing well and seemed tired and depressed. I looked at its eyes quickly, but didnt perform a full physical because it was so stressed out. But his eyes looked good and there was no sign of trauma when I palpated him, said Dr. Helen Ingraham, DVM intern. Eastern screech owls (Megascops asio) are one of the smallest species of owls in the world. They are strictly nocturnal hunters who are difficult to detect during daylight hours due to their habit of occupying the cavities of trees. The following day, Dr. Helen noticed that he was standing but leaning to the left. She checked his ears and found something firm in his ear. It was a dried blood clot which I removed immediately. I started him on meloxicam (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ) right away. The finding raised the unfortunate possibility that the owls condition was worse than initially feared. If there is that much blood, you can be pretty certain that the ear drum is ruptured, said Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director. Hearing is so important to owls and anything you put in that ear is potentially toxic, so I suggested that they put the owl on systemics to prevent infection. All that blood inside its ear is a petri dish for bacteria and we want to do everything we can to preserve its hearing. Dr. Heather added, We dont think theres an infection there now; we simply want to prevent one from forming. Due to the fact that the ear canal in a screech owl is very shallow, Dr. Heather advised not to put anything inside the ear other than a little hydrogen peroxide. Clean the blood away from the outside as best you can, advised Dr. Heather, and remember to be very gentle. While monetary donations are invaluable, it is the volunteers that have made CROW successful for more than four decades. They collectively donate thousands of hours each year performing necessary tasks that allow the doctors and medical interns (who often work more than 12 hours a day) to care for the thousands of sick, injured and orphaned patients that have been treated at CROW. If you are interested in grazing tortoises, feeding baby raccoons and exotic birds, go to the clinics website or call the volunteer coordinator for more information. If you do not have the time to spare to volunteer, consider sponsoring CROWs patients, as they do not have health insurance to cover their bills. You may specify that your donation to be used to help specific patients (such as this storys subject, patient #0018) or a certain species. Go to CROWs website for more information. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. This juvenile eastern screech owl was successfully treated and released by CROWs wildlife staff This screech owlet was raised at the Sanibel wildlife clinic from infancy and released when mature enough to survive Guided Walks A Morning Meander will take place with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, February 2 at 8:30 a.m., at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. Meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus. Turn right. Drive to end of road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Please arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. More information call 533-7580 or 533-7576. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Its free with paid parking. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 all day. Shell Festival Raffle Tickets Now On SaleFor a donation of $5 each or three for $10, you can be a part of a raffle to benefit The Community House. Tickets are being sold and the items are on display at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets can be purchased between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. Raffle prizes include: The Flower Garden A 10-inch sailors valentine created by award-winning artist, Brandy Llewellyn, in a box made by another well-known Sanibel artist, Bill Jordan. Valued at $3,200.continued on page 19 Eastern Phoebe photo by Meg Rousher


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201318 Plant SmartPepper Grassby Gerri ReavesPepper grass (Lepidium virginicum) is a widespread native wildflower found throughout Florida on roadsides, in fields, urban areas and lawns. This herb of the mustard family is also called poor-mans pepper, Virginia pepper and Virginia cress. Clusters of minute white four-petaled flowers bloom all year long on bottlebrush-like stalks. The plant grows up to three feet high from a basal rosette of leaves. Alternate deeply toothed leaves gradually narrow as they move up the stalk. Some people consider pepper grass a mere weed, but its positive attributes are many. It provides larval and adult food for several Florida butterflies such as the checkered white butterfly. The tiny disk-shaped notched fruits have a pungent taste and can be used to season food. The plant is rich in vitamin C, and the leaves or young shoots can be chopped for salads or cooked as greens. Pepper grass has many medicinal uses too, such as a treatment for liver problems and as a diuretic. A tea made from the leaves is used to treat various skin conditions. The pretty dried stalks can be used in flower arrangements. Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, Wild Plants for Survival in South Florida by Julia F. Morton, and plantbook.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Minute flowers bloom all year long An urban field of pepper grass shimmers in the sun photos by Gerri Reaves Pepper grass is a native widespread herb Caring For Your PlantsMulch Vs. Rock In Your Planter Bedsby Justen DobbsWhen creating planter beds in your yard, it is important to think about the best groundcover to use. The most popular bed coverings are mulch and rock. Other effective groundcovers include variegated vine, pine needles and fill dirt. Keep in mind, groundcover is not just for aesthetics, it can also affect the health of your palms and plants. For example, our Florida soil is very alkaline and void of nutrients. So, natural mulch derived from Cypress, Maleluca, Eucalyptus and chipped mulch, such as cabbage palm fronds, hardwood trees and stumps are all equally beneficial to your soils pH. As they break down, they release nitrogen and other nutrients that are beneficial to your plants. Rock, shell and artificial grass, for instance, do not release any beneficial nutrients they simply cover the ground. Mulch is typically less expensive initially, but it has to be re-applied every six months to a year, so the costs can add up in the long term. Whereas, rock, shell and artificial grass are more expensive initially, but (hopefully) never need to be touched again and are fairly permanent. Certain types of mulch actually contain chemicals that naturally deter insects and insect infestations that can be detrimental to your plants and trees. Certain trees in nature are designed to ward off worms, insects and small animals and this benefit carries on into the mulch that we make from the trees. Mulch is also visually appealing and natural looking. It shows that your landscape beds are taken care of and you care about your home. You will still need to fertilize some of your palms and plants, as they will not receive all of the nutrients needed simply from the mulch breakdown. As I had stated in previous articles, I do not like the red mulch at all. It is chopped up lumber died in chemicals, sometimes including arsenic. The red dye leeches into the ground and instantly pollutes our water table. Red mulch also loses its color very quickly, leaving a faded pink looking ground. Not for me. Almost all of the other mulch derivatives are not dyed. If you live on the beach, have rain runoff problems or pets with shaggy hair, you may want to consider rock, shell or stone as a groundcover. I find that white rock and crushed shell are always in style on Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva. It is the essence of the island lifestyle. Shell is probably the least expensive option, but white rock looks a step better and brown river rock is the nicest, creating an opulent, up-scale appearance. Rock and shell will typically cost several times more to have installed than mulch, but they rarely need to be bothered with. Be sure to have your landscaper order some woven poly weed mat and roll it out underneath the rock or shell; this is a must in order to keep weeds at bay and provide a firmer foundation for the stone. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Poly weed mat with 1-3 white rock on top is a fairly permanent ground-cover Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


19 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 From page 17Raffle Tickets Miniature Flower Tree A creation of over 300 shell flowers by three-time Gertrude A. Ford Best Miniature Flower Arrangement Hobbyist award-winner Dorothy Harper. Valued at $1,000. Tween Waters Inn One week vacation for two on beautiful Captiva Island. Valued at $1,000. Some restrictions may apply. Sterling Silver Shell Bracelet and Cockle Shell Earrings A Sealife by Congress creation inspired by the beautiful shells found on Sanibel Island. Donated by Congress Jewelers. Valued at $565. Shell Floor Lamp Five feet tall and filled with shells of the world, topped with a lovely shade. Donated by She Sells Sea Shells. Valued at $400. For more information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. e d d b b y y : Complimentary Written Trust Analysis: Bring your current documents to the workshop one-half hour early.Thursday, Feb. 7, 20132:00 p.m. Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. Fort Myers 33908Wednesday, Feb. 6, 20132:00 p.m.Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com Reservations: 239-425-9379 You will learn: Wi ll P ow ow ow e e e er Co lu lu u u u mn mn mn n mn mn m is is is is t t t t t t F l or d d d d id a Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba a r Bo ar d Ce rt i i i i ed ed ed ed e ed W i ll s, T rust s & & & & & & Es Es Es s s Es tates At t t t t to to to to to rn rn rn rn rn ey ey ey ey y s s s Florida Residencyand Estate PlanningWORKSHOP P P resent e Receive a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide Film Series To Continue With Bird Flight ProjectDing Darling Refuges inaugural eight-week Film Series continues on Wednesday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m. with the documentary Winged Migration. Amazing cinematography propels this Oscar-nominated documentary that provides a birds-eye view of the grueling semiannual migration of various avian species as they make their way across vast distances to more moderate climates. For eighty million years, birds have ruled the skies, seas and earth. Each spring, they fly vast distances, said Academy Award-winning producer-director Jacques Perrin. Each fall, they fly the same route back. This film is the result of four years following their amazing odysseys, in the northern hemisphere and then the south, species by species, flying over seas and continents. Five teams of people (more than 450 people, including 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers) were necessary to follow a variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and the seven continents. The film covers landscapes that range from the Eiffel Tower and Monument Valley to the remote reaches of the Arctic and the Amazon. The project employed all manner of man-made machines including planes, gliders, helicopters and balloons. Filmmakers used innovative techniques and ingeniously designed cameras to allow them to fly alongside, above, below and in front of their subjects. Admission is free to the film, which is sponsored by the Sanctuary Golf Club of Sanibel Island and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Future film events are listed below. All films begin at 2:30 p.m. except where noted. Upcoming Ding Darling Film Series Events February 6 Winged Migration February 20 End of the Line February 27 Central Park Effect (Special evening presentation with filmmaker Jeffrey Kimball at 7 p.m.) March 6 Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling March 20 Addicted to Plastic April 3 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition For information about the film series, call 472-1100. To learn more about Ding Darling Wildlife Reguge, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org, or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@ dingdarlingsociety.org. Winged Migration follows the albatross, among many other species, in flight and while roosting


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201320 F ortunate ly f or our customers, t he S andman is a Floridian. www. f urniture-world.ne t 239 489 3311 FREE DELIVERY FREE SET UP FREE REMOVAL Furniture to t your Flori d a lifestyle San Carlos New Exhibit To Open At The Sidney & Berne Davis Art CenterOn Friday, February 1, a solo exhibition by Fort Myers artist Cindy Jane will open at 6 p.m. during Art Walk at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Titled Morphic Adaptations, it will feature a series of large scale works that delve into a world of transgenic and geomorphic landscapes made up of biomorphic and abstract shapes that merge terrestrial, aquatic, and celestial environments. The exhibit will be on view through February 22. In Janes latest paintings, she creates an ambiguous terrain with forms reminiscent of anatomic and botanic structures. Motifs of birth and decay combine with fragments of modern culture and representations of the human figure while organic formations take center stage with lyrical eloquence and compositional mastery. Figurative and erotic elements help to shape a futuristic and ecological narrative. Her paintings take us on a sinuous path into what seems to be the regenerative aftermath of a new world. Born in 1969, Jane attended Edison College for drawing, basic design and art history. Her paintings range in theme from the highly personal to the socio-political, and more recently, the metaphysical. She draws inspiration from subconscious experience as it relates to the human condition, current events, and evolutionary processes. Janes work has been shown throughout Southwest Florida. Having recently been awarded Best in Show during daas gallerys Skin 2011 exhibition, and with her upcoming solo show at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, she is quickly becoming recognized as an artist of distinction.continued on page 24 Return To Cradle Satyaaur Ahimsa Shell Point Welcomes Back Barbary Coast Dixieland BandShell Point Retirement Community will welcome the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band to perform on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are required and the concert will take place in the Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. We are so happy to welcome back The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band because they are such a popular group, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. Every time that we have had them at Shell Point, they have received excellent reviews and attendance. They always manage to get audience members toe-tapping to every song they play, and offer a vibrant energy that visitors can feel from the stage. The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band has been performing for 40 years, was elected into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, and rated among the finest Dixieland Bands in the country. The band has played everywhere from paddleboats on the Mississippi to Nagasaki, Japan. The group is comprised of six talented musicians who play 18 instruments, and who are such versatile musicians that they occasionally swap instruments on stage without missing a note. Tickets for this concert are $15 each. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about this concert or other concert series, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. If you have any questions, call 454-2067. Barbary Coast Dixieland Band


1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com SUNDIAL K-203 Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everything you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! Offered for $784,500 Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272 SUNDIAL SPECIAL WEST GULF DRIVE HOUSE LOT PACKAGEWHAT AN AWESOME LOCATION! On West Gulf Drive, this quiet and tropical home site is directly across from the beach access. This home/ lot package is a great opportunity to build your dream home on the very prestigious West Gulf Drive with a very short walk to the beach. Offered for $1,195,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. WATERFRONT OASISThis home is well appointed from the gourmet kitchen to the coffered ceilings and mouldings. The master bedroom is a serene retreat with a reading area, fireplace, steam room and jetted spa, enormous walk-in closet. The billiard room could double as a media room and opens to a bar and dining area. The study/piano room features custom wood built-ins and could also serve as a 4th bedroom for guests. All bedrooms are spacious with large closets. The dock features a 10K lb. boat lift and the custom pool offers a rock waterfall and jetted spa. This home also comes with automatic storm shutters and is in compliance with all wind codes. Offered for $920,000. Contact Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549 THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! 7300 sq. ft. living area! Originally sold in 2006 for $4.7M, and, after extensive negotiations with the lender, now offered for $2,464,000. On The Sanctuarys signature # 4 fairway with expansive views of The Bay, this magnificent home features 5 bedrooms 5 baths, chefs kitchen, library, butlers pantry, 800 bottle walk-in wine cellar, family room with large bar/entertaining area, elevator, master retreat area plus fitness room. Real plaster moldings, marble & hard wood flooring, custom built-in bookcases. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen overlooks pool & spa. Offered for $2,464,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 SOMERSET AT THE REEFEnjoy the great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully maintained, large property. Glassed in lanai providing additional living area to an already spacious and desirable floor plan. Large master suite and bath, second bath services the den (or 3rd bedroom) and the guest room along with an additional powder room. Available fully furnished and ready for you to move in. Offered for $1,225,000.00. Contact Linda Naton 239/691-5024 BEACH RD. VILLAThe name, Beach Road Villas says it all. Just a short walk or ride to the beach sands of the Gulf of Mexico. This East End complex consists of six town homes and their own private pool. The highlights of this home include recently remodeled kitchen and baths featuring stainless appliances, granite counter-tops, new cabinetry and more. Beautiful neutral tile throughout the living area including the lanai. Master suite upstairs includes a private bath, ample closets and a balcony overlooking the tranquil lake. Offered for $349,000. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272. NEW LISTINGTARPON RIVERFRONT ESTATES A NEIGHBORHOOD RIVERFRONT SUBDIVISIONRARE opportunity to create a legacy property in an Up & Coming Neighborhood. Recreate a part of Fort Myerss history by redeveloping this extremely rare property. The first early 1900s historic home consisting of a single level, plantation style residence with wrap around decking, screened in lanais & modish pool, stone hearth fireplace cypress floors, vaulted ceilings, double pane windows, renovated kitchen and a Royal Palm lined entrance. A second two-story residence offers the original restored heart pine floors, galley style kitchen, office, family room & a tini upper deck overlooking expansive grounds to the water. Offered for $4,900,000. Contact LeAne Suarez 239/872-1632 THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!Magnificent lake front home with stunning sunset views. Tropical landscaping leads you through the gated courtyard to this beautifully furnished 4 bedrooms plus den, 4 + 2 half baths home. With over 3900 sq. ft., this lovely home features endless designer details including high ceilings with crown molding, marble & wood flooring, private entrance guest suite, great room with fireplace and built-ins. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, breakfast nook, prep island w/ wine cooler. Expansive lanai with custom pool, stone waterfall spa, and panoramic views of the lake and 18th fairway. Exterior cast stone detailing plus hurricane windows. Offered for $1,345,000 Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 SUNSET CAPTIVASunset Captiva is a wonderful village in the heart of quaint downtown Captiva. Fantastic dining, live music on every corner, wonderful shopping, boating and water sports are all only a very short stroll yet privacy abounds in this unusually spacious 2 bed/2 bath bayfront condo in a 10 unit building. Ever changing bayfront views, deepwater direct access docks, oversized pool, 2 tennis courts, clubhouse, picnic areas and private beach access. It is easy to say this listing has it all but the Sunset Captiva Gulf to Bay Homeowners truly do. Stroll or golf cart (allowed in the Captiva Village) to a very fun, relaxing, tropical lifestyle. Offered for $869,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298. JONATHAN HARBOURSpectacular waterfront lot on Connie Mack Island in Jonathan Harbour with wide open views overlooking Connie Mack Bay, 243+ feet of water frontage. The Best of the Best. Perfect spot to build your dream home and enjoy magnificent sunsets and all that SW Florida has to offer. Very close to Sanibel Island, great restaurants and fun shopping. Jonathan Harbour is a gated community that offers tennis, a community pool and clubhouse. This lot is filled and ready for building. Offered for $895,000 Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUBA lifestyle for the boater! Location, convenience married with luxury makes this dry dockominium ownership hassle free. Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club is located across the bay from Sanibel Island. Like no other, amenities include: valet parking, limo service, sunrise-sunset unlimited boat launching, whole sale pricing, owners lounge, martini bar, gourmet deli, beach area with tiki hut, bbq, 24 hour security, boat wash down and engine flush.#102$50,000 Contact LeAne Suarez 239/872-1632 #159$37,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 THE DUNES This well appointed home features bamboo flooring throughout, 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, large master bedroom suite offering privacy with large closets, vanities, large jacuzzi soaking tub and more thoughtful touches. There is a large den and two guest bedrooms. Open up the French doors to the screened-in porch and go for a swim. The enclosed garage is large enough to store several automobiles with lots of storage. This home is beautiful and built to code. Offered for $849,000 Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 21 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201322 Milestone Birthday DisplayIn honor of Barbara B Manns milestone 100th birthday this January, well-known local artist Tracy Owen Cullimore, of the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of Southwest Florida, painted this oil portrait of the arts philanthropist as part of the 125th Lee County Anniversary. The painting was on display during December and January and has been presented by Tracy Cullimore to Barbara B Mann. For further information, email society president, Renate Reuterat at nadi@nadifineart.com, call 481-2081 or visit www. portraitandfigure.org. Barbara B Mann and Tracy Cullimore, the portraits painter Barbara B. Mann and her painting Community Band To PerformThe Lee County Community Band will present a lively program of Broadway hits, spirited marches, a Dixieland medley and old favorites at 3 p.m. on February 10 at Cape Coral High School. Richard Bradstreet will direct as the 60-member band plays Beguine for Flutes, Big Band Polka and They Cant Take That Away from Me, composed by George and Ira Gershwin and introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film Shall We Dance. The program also includes marches by John Philip Sousa and John Cacavas, a medley of hits recorded by Frank Sinatra and a collection of songs written by the legendary Cole Porter. Additional concert dates are March 10 and April 7. All programs will be at Cape Coral High School at 3 p.m. The events are free of charge, though donations are accepted. Band members are musicians from all walks of life career musicians, amateurs and folks renewing skills from years past who reside in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. Members also currently play in, or have played in, 140 orchestras and concert, jazz, circus, military and community bands across the U.S., Canada and several other countries. Emcee and vocalist is Norman Jones. For information, visit www.leecountyband.org or phone Norman Jones at 995-2097. Cape Coral High School is at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard just north of Veterans Parkway. A Gripping Drama At Florida Repby Di SaggauTime Stands Still by Donald Margulies is a play that remains in your mind for a long time. Its playing now in Florida Reps new ArtStage Studio Theatre. Due to spectacular direction by Chris Clavelli and a stellar cast, it reaches out and grabs you. The last few seconds of the play are incredibly dramatic and explain the addiction to war felt by photojournalist Sarah Goodwin (Tyler Layton). Goodwin and her journalist partner, James Dodd (Greg Longenhagen), have been together for years documenting the atrocities of the war in Iraq. She returns home after getting blown to bits by a roadside bomb. Her miraculous recovery has left her scarred in many ways. Many photojournalists covering agonizing events remain haunted by what they see, and what they did or did not do. The question raised in this play is whether or not a photographer has a choice between recording an incident or intervening. Mandy Bloom (Claire K. Guy), the young girlfriend of their editor and close friend Richard Ehrlich (William McNulty), questions Goodwin on that subject. Shes much younger, a bit superficial, and has a habit of saying the wrong thing almost every time she opens her mouth. However, she is no bimbo just young and optimistic. The two women are worlds apart; the men are more similar in nature. Ehrlich is a gentler, wiser spirit, someone striving for happiness in middle age. Dodd is tired of the horrors of war and longs for a normal life. His frustrations come through in several scenes, especially after a few drinks. He and Goodwin are needy souls striving for their own brand of happiness. Time Stands Still is well suited to the Reps Studio Theatre, where regardless of where you are seated, you feel as if you are in the moment, experiencing it with the characters. If strong drama is to your liking, make plans to see this one. It plays through February 15. Florida Repertory Theatre is located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry Streets in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available online at www.floridarep.org or through the box office at 332-4488. William McNulty, Tyler Layton, Claire K. Guy and Greg Longenhagen 11th Year On ArtFest BoardLong-term ArtFest Fort Myers board member Judy Weiner is a valuable contributor to Southwest Floridas premier fine art festival. In her 11 years as a board member, she has been involved with all aspects of the art festival. And for the past 5 years, she has put her heart and energy into the artists who are the core of festivals success. Wiener is a retired high school principal from the Miami-Dade County School District, the former volunteer coordinator for Coconut Grove Art Festival and well known volunteer and board member with other Lee County non-profits. We are thrilled to have Judys enthusiasm and expertise on the ArtFest Fort Myers team and look forward to celebrating ArtFest Fort Myers 13th anniversary with her, said Sharon McAllister, executive director. ArtFest Fort Myers, the annual juried fine art festival, takes place on February 1, 2 and 3 in the Fort Myers River District. The art festivals mission is to provide the community with an exceptional art experience, nurture the understanding of diverse art forms and support arts in education. Join the experience with 200 artists from across the county and around the world; the largest high school art exhibit and competition in south Florida and free interactive art experiences for children of all ages. For more information, visit www. ArtFestFortMyers.com or call 7683602. Judy Weiner Our email address is press@RiverWeekly.com


23 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 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 Art By Kids With Cancer At Gallery In FebruaryThe Young Artists Awards Arts by Kids with Cancer project will be exhibited at the Arts for ACT Gallery during the month of February. The opening reception will be on Friday, February 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. during Fort Myers Art Walk. The project donates and delivers art supplies for use by pediatric oncology patients throughout the year in conjunction with the Child Life Specialists at the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, while also showcasing the artwork of children with cancer. They provide monetary assistance to local families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood, assisting those families with expenses such as groceries, transportation and prescription costs. The programs collaboration with trained specialists at the hospital utilizes art in a therapeutic setting to assist children with cancer. The art supplies purchased and donated are delivered for specialized instruction and are available for both art projects and the childrens personal use. The programs multiple Art by Kids with Cancer exhibits throughout the community raise awareness in the general community as to the importance of the arts in healing and the challenges faced by local families of children diagnosed with cancer. The not for profit organization mats and frames and then showcases, sells and auctions selected pieces of the childrens artwork at numerous venues throughout Southwest Florida. Trained volunteers will be available to talk about the artwork and program during the opening. More information can be found at www.youngartistsawards.org. The Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in the Downtown Fort Myers River District. Beach Art Association Juried Show On Sunday, February 3, at 1 p.m., Cheryl Fausel will do a gallery talk about the paintings displayed in the new show at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery on Donora Street. From 2:30-4 p.m., the reception will begin and awards will be given to the winners selected by judge Jamie Cordero. Fran Meyer from sponsor Red Coconut RV Park will assist the chairman. The work will hang until February 21. Guests are welcome. On Sunday, February 10, Century 21 TriPower Realty will host association members for the annual Art on the Boulevard sale at the office at 2001 Estero Boulevard from noon to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served to guests as they peruse the fine art hung throughout the offices and outside under umbrellas. Fourteen artists who are featured in the associations shows will have work for sale at this event. This is a fundraiser for the non-profit organization. Fort Myers Beach Art Association has planned several workshops and classes open to interested artists and budding artists. The Edy Lampasona Mixed Media Workshop February 25-28 still has a few openings and there are short worshops taught by member artists. For more information on the workshops see the website www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Patty Kane teaches watercolor on Mondays and has a class that has started running for six weeks and another series starting March 4 for five weeks. She teaches both beginners and intermediate students. Contact her at 321-277-9880. Experimenting with Watercolors on Yupo Paper on Thursday, February 14, will include discussion and techniques using regular watercolor supplies to create convincing landscapes based on organic designs and abstract patterns. Call teacher Julie Nusbaum at 262-442-0338 or log onto www.fortmyersbeachart.com for more information, The cost is $50 a day. Patty OKane will again hold her Make & Take workshop on February 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost, $50 a day. All supplies will be furnished to make small paintings with direction from OKane, director of Artisin Studio in Galesburg, Illinois. Go to www.fortmyersbeachart.com for details. Florence Zdanowitz will be leading a class in creating a Batik painting ready for framing, titled Lets Have Tea. Zdanowitz was awarded the Bold Spontaneity-Expressive Power Award from the Von Liebig Art Center in Naples for this painting last November. The class is slated for Thursday and Friday, March 7-8, price $105. To register send a check to Florence Zdanowitz, 4713 Tahiti Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134, evening phone 676-5506. A supply list will be forwarded upon recipt of payment. Minimum class size 10 students. see www.fortmyersbeachart.com. For more information on any art association activity, go to www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call the gallery at 4633909. Visitors are always welcome. British Actor To Perform At Shell PointThe next performance in the Season of Praise Concert Series at Shell Point will be Paul: A Prisoner of Passion. Performed by British actor David Payne, the event will take place on Sunday, February 10 at 6:15 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. Tickets are required and are $10 each. Using dialogue taken almost entirely from the New Testament, the Bible takes on a new dynamic in this dramatic portrayal of the Apostle Paul. We are happy to welcome back David Payne for another fantastic performance that we hope will touch the spirit of those who attend, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. Tickets are now on sale and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online go to www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. For information about the concert series, call 454-2147. David Payne as Paul A Prisoner of Passion


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201324 Florida Pompano Almandine 1/2 cup sliced almonds 4 tablespoons butter, melted 4 six-ounce pompano fillets 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper Sea salt, to taste Ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup rice flour 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sliced almonds and 4 tablespoons butter in ovenproof dish; roast for 7 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and set aside. Sprinkle fillets with seasonings then dredge in flour. Melt 1/2 cup butter in shallow skillet over medium-high heat; add fillets and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove fillets from pan and keep warm. Add toasted almonds, lemon juice and parsley to butter in the skillet; mix well then spoon over cooked fillets. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 831, Calories From Fat 532, Total Fat 60g, Saturated Fat 30g, Trans Fatty Acid 1g, Cholesterol 186mg, Total Carbohydrates 36g, Protein 37g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Pompano Almandine Curtis On Tour Comes To South FloridaThe Curtis Institute of Music arguably the countrys most elite conservatory, according to The New York Times returns to South Florida in February for the second time this season for performances in Sarasota (February 3), Lake Wales (February 6) and Fort Myers (February 8) as part of Curtis On Tour, which presents tomorrows leading musicians performing alongside celebrated Curtis faculty and alumni. Curtis President and Grammy Awardnominated viola faculty member Roberto Daz (1984) performs works for string trio by Beethoven, Schubert and Dohnnyi with violinist Steven Copes (1994) and cellist Tessa Seymour, who entered Curtis in 2010. Their tour program ranges from Beethovens early String Trio in E-flat Major (Op. 3) and Schuberts String Trio in B-flat Major (D. 581) to the Serenade in C Major of 1902 by Hungarian composer Ern Dohnnyi. Daz says: These delightful works showcasing the seldom-heard string trio are the ideal repertoire to exhibit what has become the hallmark of Curtis On Tour: a mix of youthful exuberance and seasoned artistry. The Fort Myers concert is Friday, February 8 at 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, in the River District. For tickets, go to www.sbdac. com. Roberto Diaz Tessa Seymour Steven CopesFrom page 20ExhibitThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, visit www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933. Volunteers are needed at the center to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 333-1933 or email sally.sbdac@ gmail.com for more information. The Impenetrable Bloom To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


25 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I want to send my child to a preschool. So many of them say that they will provide ample playtime. I want my child to be learning so he can be better prepared when he gets to Kindergarten. Am I missing something with this talk of play? Alicia N. Cape Coral, Florida Alicia, In the textbook Im teaching from this term, John Santrock states, Play has many functions. It increases peer relationships, releases tensions, advances intellectual development, increases exploration and increases chances of children speaking and interacting with each other. This is so true and provides the foundation for the need for children to play. The research on play is extensive and difficult to summarize in this type of article so I am providing you with a brief outline that discusses the functions of play for a childs early years. Infant Play Birth to two years of age Sensorimotor play is typical play behavior for children up to age two. Children begin by selecting objects that give them a response, such as toys that make noise or bounce. These toys typically produce smiles and giggles from infants. In turn, adults must make sure the childs toy selection includes ones that stimulate their senses and enhance their motor skill development. Between the first and second year, children begin to understand the meaning of objects and begin to incorporate this new knowledge into play. Children will also pretend objects are used for other purposes such as using a banana for a phone. This is the beginning of dramatic play. Toddler Play Ages two to four Children begin making the transition to toddlerhood around the age of two. By this age they realize one thing can stand for another and toddlers are able to imitate or imagine events in ways that do not exist. Through this fantasy or pretend play, children can examine events and relationships that are different from the original intent and begin to transform objects and actions symbolically. For example, threeand four-year-olds understand a sponge is really a sponge. They also can pretend it is a boat skiing across the lake or a basketball sliding through the net. Early School Age four to six years of age Children in preschool and early elementary grades continue to use pretend play. At this age pretend play increases receptive and expressive language. Many higher level behaviors can be seen in this pretend play as well because children must use interactive social dialogue, negotiation, role taking, script knowledge and improvisation as they play and develop their story together. A great example of this can be seen in the housekeeping or kitchen center in any preschool. Just watch and you can see a drama which matches that of any soap opera. Children also begin to show interest in group play in this stage. Group play like Hide and Seek or Ring Around the Rosie is more structured and is based more on reality than fantasy. Group play usually involves a few rules. The rules allow the child to begin developing independence yet cooperation with partners. Often early school-age games allow the children to change roles frequently so they begin to experience many perspectives. This less-structured group play provides a transition between pretend play and more structured team sports which begin in elementary grades. It is clear that play has a vital role in young childrens lives, and that its importance extends through the primary school years as well. For young children, playing is learning. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. French Film FestivalThe Department of Language and Literature at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) will host its second Tournes French Film Festival featuring a variety of Francophone movies throughout February at the Sugden Welcome Center Theater, Room 108. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required but seating is limited. Thursday, February 7, 6 p.m. Opening reception starts at 5 p.m. sponsored by FGCU French Club. Potiche (Trophy Wife) by Franois Ozon (2010). Sunday, February 10, 4 p.m. Les Hommes Libres (Free Men) by Ismal Ferroukhi (2011). Screening sponsored by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, with introductory lecture by Paul Bartrop, FGCU professor of history and director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Wednesday, February 13, 2:30 p.m. Les Herbes Folles (Wild Grass) by Alain Resnais (2008). Introductory lecture by Farshad Aminian, FGCU assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Philosophy. Thursday, February 21, 6 p.m. Les Contes De La Nuit (Tales of the Night) by Michel Ocelot (2011). Thursday, February 28, 6 p.m. Les Femmes Du 6me tage (The Women on the 6th Floor) by Philippe Le Guay (2010). Support for the Tournes Festival is provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, Centre National de la Cinmatographie et LImage Anime, Campus France, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. Additional support provided by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, FGCU French Club and www.facecouncil.org/. All movies will be shown in the original version with English subtitles. For more information, contact Delphine Gras, assistant professor in the Department of Language and Literature at 590-1511 or dgras@fgcu.edu. Bachelor of Science Degree Edison State College President Jeff Allbritten announced that the college is working to offer a four-year degree for $10,000. The announcement was made during the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting held January 22. On average, a fouryear degree from Edison State College costs approximately $13,000. Late last year the Governor issued a challenge to create a baccalaureate degree program that would cost $10,000, said Dr. Allbritten. We have accepted his challenge and are now working to try and make it possible. Edison State College is targeting the Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Biology Education. With this degree in mind, we are now exploring ways to find alternative funding sources to cover the difference. There is a high demand for secondary biology teachers, and this degree would be an excellent avenue to give our students an even better value while also addressing a local workforce need, said Dr. Allbritten. About the BS Program in Secondary Biology Education: The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Secondary Biology Education program is designed to prepare individuals to teach biology grades six through twelve (middle and high school). The program provides an educational pathway for students who have earned an Associate in Arts degree to include specific science and education prerequisites. Upon graduation, students will meet the mandated state teaching requirements for certification in Secondary Biology Education. The BS in Secondary Biology Education program includes courses in teaching students with English as a second language, students with exceptionalities, reading competency, classroom management, assessment and integrated approaches to teaching methodologies at the middle and high school levels. Field experience requirements are progressive in nature, building upon previous semester experiences. Students will observe teachers in the field, teach lessons through the practicum courses and complete a full-time teaching internship in their final semester. Junior Achievement Receives Grant State Farm announced that they are granting Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida $8,000 to fund the AVID programs in Collier and Lee County high schools. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, targets at-risk students grades 6 to 12 to provide early intervention to prevent students who might otherwise dropout. The AVID elective helps motivate students to develop career and educational goals. Junior Achievements economic educational programs are a perfect fit to the AVID students curriculum. State Farm is proud to partner with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to bring the key elements of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to youth in Southwest Florida, said Jose Soto, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist. We are very thankful to State Farm for being a longtime champion of Junior Achievement, added Anne Frazier, President/CEO. With their support we will be able to impact these students at a most critical age, as they are just starting to learn the value of personal financial literacy, preparing for the world of work, and the importance of making smart decisions for their future.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201326 From page 1Edison Estates February ProgramsEmerging Inventors Early Learners, February 7: Lots of Lights; February 21: E is for Edison, F is for Ford, 9-11 a.m. Edison Ford Emerging Inventors/ Early Learners class is for onethrough three-yearold children and their parents, grandparents or other family members and includes socializing with others, education activities, story time, singing, crafts and exploring the homes, gardens and museum at Edison Ford. Edison Ford Members $5, non-members $15 (one adult, one child) additional $5 per child. Edison Ford Garden Talk: Roses, February 9, 9 a.m. Mrs. Edison had a love for many flowers, but roses were among her favorites. Tour the Edison Ford heirloom rose collection with horticulturists and learn which varieties of roses grow best in Southwest Florida, as well as tips on planting, pruning and fertilizing. Members free, nonmembers $5. Drawing in the Gardens, February 9, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artist Megan Kissingers workshop will be in the historic Edison Ford gardens and includes classroom instruction, time to work in the gardens and critique at the end of class. To register call the Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419. Cost: members $50, nonmembers $60. Thomas Edisons Birthday Celebration, February 11, 10 a.m. Celebrate Thomas Edisons 166th birthday at the Edison Ford with staff, distinguished guests and Edison Park School for the arts students who will perform music from the Edison era. Performance begins at 10 a.m. with cake to follow. The birthday celebration is free to the public. Event co-sponsored by Edison Pageant of Light. Exhibit Opening: Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, February 11. Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford opens in the historic Edison Caretakers House on Edisons Birthday, February 11. The exhibit features a collection of historic photographs of Edison and Fords favorite pastimes in Southwest Florida, contemporary photographs and artifacts from the Edison Ford Collection. In partnership with Visit Florida, the exhibit celebrates Viva Florida 500, highlighting the 500 years of historic people, places and events in present-day Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon to the land he named La Florida in 1513. Cost: members, free, non-members, adult: $20, children (6-12) $11 and includes audio tour of homes and garden and admission to the lab and museum. Homeschool: Solutions, Mixtures, Compounds, February 11 or 15, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Homeschool at the Edison Ford offers a unique opportunity for families to learn together about the life and work of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford science and invention. Students and their parents participate in a two-hour program with curriculum that follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards. Homeschool students will learn about atoms and molecules through solutions, mixtures and compounds. Pre-visit curriculum materials will be mailed to registered families. Registration required. Program recommended for grades 1-6. Members $5, non-members $15 (one adult, one child) additional $5 per child. Edison Ford Mucker Demonstrations, February 11 to 15 The Edison Ford Education Team will give invention demonstrations and hands-on science experiments outside the Edison Botanic Research Lab. Shows are free to the public. Edison Ford Monthly Volunteer Meeting moves to River District Waterfront at Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, February 12, 9:30 a.m. The meeting will include a welcome by Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson; and overview of the new Waterfront River District Project by Don Paight, director of the River District and Fort Myers DRA. There will also be time to tour the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. At 10 a.m. True Tours will lead a walking tour of the waterfront public art and landscape features. Meetings are open to current Edison Ford volunteers as well as prospective volunteers and public. Performance by the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, February 15, 11 a.m. The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band has been performing for more than 100 years and is the featured band for the 75th annual Edison Festival of Light Parade on February 16. The band will be performing at the Edison Ford Banyan Tree and the performance is free to the public. Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade, February 16, 7 p.m. Grand Marshals Thomas and Mina Edison lead the 75th annual Edison Festival of Light Parade in downtown Fort Myers. Also, look for the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Wild Wizard and Fort Myers Institute of Technology float celebrating the life and work of Thomas Edison. For more information contact Edison Festival of Light at 334-2999 or website: www.edisonfestival.org Floorcloth Painting Class with Marie Dyer, February 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist Marie Dyer, best known for her vivid floral and still-life paintings, will teach participants how to transform a piece of unfinished floorcloth into a tropical and practical floor covering. No prior painting experience is necessary. Materials included. To register call the Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419. Members $70, non-members $75. Registration is now open for Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp beginning May 28 through August 2 in science, art and nature. Camps are separated by grade levels, 1st to 3rd and 4th to 6th. Members, $200, non-members $230. To register or for more information call the Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419. To register online visit http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/education/summer-camp2/ and download the required forms. May 28 May 31: Time Travelers June 3 June 7: Space & Rockets June 10 June 14: Kitchen Chemistry June 17 June 21: Animation June 24 June 28: Movie Making July 8 July 12: Engineering July 15 July 19: New Robotics at Edison Ford July 22 July 26: Physics in Motion July 29 August 2: Smart in Art & Science Competitive need-based scholarships provided by donations are available. Students can apply through the Edison Ford Education Department with a recommendation from a school teacher. Students above 6th grade can apply to become Junior Camp Counselors and earn volunteer hours. For more information contact Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419 or visit www. edisonfordwinterestates.org The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Bonsai SocietyExperienced award-winning bonsais and author of the Green Sheets on bonsai horticulture, Martha Goff, will be the featured speaker at the Saturday, February 16 meeting of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida. She will speak on and demonstrate techniques for refining and improving bonsai trees, and will offer suggestions for improving submitted trees. The 9 a.m. meeting will be held at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) building at 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. Guests are welcome and invited to bring their trees. The public is invited to attend the meeting. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the meeting. Additional information about the event and membership may be obtained by calling Jim Bremer at 482-7543 or visiting www.bonsaiswfl.org for more information about the club. Edison Ford Volunteer David Sheehey builds a bamboo electrolier for the Strolling Flower Show on February 7 Edison Ford Antique Car & Boat Show will include 100 antique cars on the Ford Estate on February 2 Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Phone: 239.267.9000 Online: www.naumannlawpa.comCall for a FREE Consultation


27 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Mastersingers, Audience Should Have Fun With Cinderella ProgramA musical night of fun with Cinderella on February 9 is in store for followers of the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. This annual fundraiser for the noted Southwest Florida chorus will be presented at 7:30 pm in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers. In The True Story of Cinderella, members of the Mastersingers and friends combine their singing voices with their comedic talents in a spoof that incorporates traditional opera, blues, rock and rhythm. The comic opera has become a popular classic in its own right and is performed across the country as a change of pace for singing groups and a source of great amusement for audiences. A reception will be held following the production giving the audience an opportunity to mingle with Cinderella, the Prince, the stepsisters and the rest of the comical cast. Tickets for the performance and reception are $25 and may be purchased by calling 275-5557 or 498-2652. Cinderella (Soprano Beth Wininger, center) surrounded by the cast of the Mastersingers production of The True Story of Cinderella etting the home of your dreams starts with the right remodeler! our dreams ghtremo K itchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, Poo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com Extensive planning & design Top materials & workmanship Security safeguards Weekly reports Promises kept Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. 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 fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com 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. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201328 Financial FocusAvoid Becoming A Groundhog Day Investor by Jennifer BaseyGroundhog Day is almost here. For most of its history which, according to some reports, dates back to the first celebration in 1886 or 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pa. Groundhog Day held little significance for most Americans. But that changed in 1993 with the release of the movie Groundhog Day, in which a semi-embittered meteorologist, played by Bill Murray, is forced to relive the same day over and over again. He repeatedly makes poor choices, until he finally learns from his mistakes and is granted the ability to move on with his life. Since the movie came out, the term Groundhog Day is often used to refer to a situation in which someone repeats the same mistakes. Its a phenomenon that happens in many walks of life including investing. So, how can you avoid becoming a Groundhog Day investor? Here are some suggestions: Dont chase after hot investments. Many investors make this same mistake over and over they hear about a hot investment from a friend, relative or television commentator, and they buy it. Too often, though, by the time they purchase this investment, its already cooling down. Even more importantly, it just might not be suitable for them. So instead of pursuing hot choices, pick those investments that are appropriate for your needs, goals and risk tolerance. Dont over-analyze short-term price fluctuations. Some investors check their portfolios performance every day, or even several times a day. But if youre constantly evaluating how your investments are doing over short intervals, you may be tempted to make unwise decisions in response to sudden drops or jumps. You can get a good sense of the progress youre making toward your goals by checking your portfolio once a month. Dont let fear and greed drive your choices. Buy low and sell high is the classic piece of investment advice. But too many investors only buy investments when theyre on the rise and sell them when theyre falling. In other words, theyre doing the opposite of buy low and sell high and theyre being driven by fear and greed. Keep these emotions out of your investment strategy, and youll help yourself greatly. Dont maintain unrealistic expectations. Some people consistently put off investing until later, figuring they can always catch up by putting away more money during their peak earning years. Dont make that mistake. To achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you need to invest early and keep investing, rather than wait for a time in your life when you may suddenly have more money freed up for investment purposes. Also, dont anticipate that youll steadily earn a good rate of return on your investments. Although the financial markets have trended up in the long term, weve seen many down markets that have lasted for a year or longer. Factor in these fluctuations when estimating the rate of return youll need to achieve your goals. For these types of calculations, you may want to work with an experienced financial professional. These and other Groundhog Day-type investment mistakes can be costly. But you can avoid them if you maintain a solid investment strategy, if youve got patience and perseverance and if you stay focused on the long-term horizon. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Gulf Harbour Yacht & CCFort Myers2006 6,168, 3,495,0002,750,000 40 Metes & Bounds Captiva1979 2,482 2,795,0002,450,000 214 Cape Coral Cape Coral2004 3,126 1,285,0001,245,000 337 Grand Ole ManFort Myers Beach1987 1,901 1,000,000890,000 418Sea OatsSanibel2001 2,454 899,900820,000 49 Miromar LakesFort Myers2005 2,668 699,000699,000 61 The Rocks Sanibel1984 2,004 795,000690,000 28 West Bay Club Estero2007 2,963 699,000675,000 256 Heritage PalmsFort Myers2005 3,539 669,000635,000 26 Grandezza Estero2005 2,677 599,000590,000 78Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Hersch And Hill Estate Planning WorkshopsAttorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. will present two informative Florida estate planning workshops on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 and 7 at 2 p.m. to provide answers to many questions on wills, trusts, and other documents. The February 6 workshop will be held at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The identical workshop will be held again on February 7 at Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. All attendees will receive an informative Florida Estate Planning Guide and DVD. New and partial-year residents will learn about Florida homestead laws, if their will and trust documents from up North are valid in Florida, the advantages of declaring Florida residency, how to avoid probate, and why changes in the laws make it is necessary for everyone to have older estate planning documents updated. Attendees are invited to bring a copy of their current estate planning documents and arrive a half hour early to receive a confidential, complimentary review and written analysis following the presentation. Attorneys Hersch and Hill are both Florida Bar Board Certified attorneys in wills, trusts and estate planning, specializing in estate planning, probate and trust administration, and asset protection strategies. Hersch writes Will Power, a weekly estate planning column appearing in the Island Sun. He has also been nationally published in professional estate and tax journals such as The Florida Bar Journal, The Practical Tax Lawyer and Trusts & Estates magazines. Reservations can be made by calling 425-9379 or online at www.sbshlaw. com/seminars.shtml. Craig R. Hersch Michael B. Hill


29 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Pineland Marina Owners Purchase Island Girl ChartersVirtual Realty Enterprises, owner of Pineland Marina in Pineland, Florida has announced the acquisition of Island Girl Charters. Pineland Marina, already known as the Gateway to the Islands, will now operate the water taxi and charter service which provides the most convenient access to the outer islands. Island Girl Charters was previously a commercial tenant at the marina. Headquartered in Saint Louis, Virtual Realty Enterprises, LLC, commonly referred to as VRE, became the sole owner of Pineland Marina in 2011. Since that time, they have made substantial investments back into the property including the recent acquisition of Island Girl Charters. Josh Johnson, Vice President for VRE, has expressed the parent companys commitment to upgrading the marina as a long-term investment. Pineland has become an asset we plan to continue to invest in and hold on to. With our new Kayak Launch Station, Fuel Docks and Fueling Stations, the new Patio & Dry Stack Staging areas, plus other planned improvements, we see Island Girl Charters as a natural marriage for our long-term plans at Pineland and our commitment to Pine Island community and the barrier islands. According to Jeff Wilson, General Manager, Our Island Girl customers will continue to see the same great customer service essentially handled by the team they have gotten to know with Island Girl Charters. We have brought the entire crew onboard with us and we will continue to operate all current routes and schedules without interruption. As our current customers know, we have ample parking right at the marina. Wilson continued, For Island Girl customers who have existing Punch Passes with trips remaining on them, just bring them by the marina and we will re-issue you a new Punch Pass that will be valid with the new operation. Pineland Marina is managed by Marinas International, a professional marina management company based in Dallas TX, with the Southeast Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kirby Cay Scheimann, CMM, regional manager for Marinas International, was particularly pleased with the current Island Girl staff and equipment. At literally every position we find the Island Girl staff to be team players with a constant eye on customer service. In addition, theyve done a great job of maintaining the fleet. We are happy to have them in the Marinas International family. Pineland Marina and Island Girl Charters are located at 13921 Waterfront Dr. on Pine Island. Both are open seven days a week. For information regarding Pineland Marina or Island Girl Charters call 283-3593. The Handing over the Helm Ceremony included Kirby Cay Scheimann, CMM, Marinas International; Josh Johnson, VRE; Senior Captain Tim Ingaliod; Michael Flinn, former owner: Jeff Wilson, Pineland Marina General Manager Monthly Beach Chamber Business After Hours Held On Indian PrincessThe Business After Hours monthly gathering for the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was held on January 17 at the authentic paddlewheel boat, Indian Princess. Pictured at the event are Andy Massey, Hilton Worldwide; out-of-town guest Nancy Lantz; and Robb Capps, Premier Sandals Realty. Also shown are Brian Josephson, Fort Myers Boat Tours with his guest; and Peggy Patterson, Fort Myers Princess. Photo by Jane Ross, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. photo caption 2013 Officers And DirectorsThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has announced officers and board directors for 2013. The 2013 officers are Chair, Norma Jean Pevey, associate member; Chair Elect, John Gavin, Gavins Ace Hardware; Vice Chair, Eric Tibbs, Edwards Jones, Fort Myers Beach; and Treasurer, David Anderson, Krusty Petes. Bud Nocera is President of the Chamber. Elected to the board of directors are the following: Term ending December 31, 2015: Donna Bates, AAA Travel; Curt Brenner, Gullwing Beach Resort; Ellis Etter, Pink Shell Resort and Marina; and Barbara Farrel, iBERIABANK. Term ending December 31, 2014: Ann Alsop, associate member; Rob Capps, Premier Sandals Realty; Steve DeAngelis, Nervous Nellies; Brooke Klay, associate member; and Terry Luster, Kiwanis Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands. Term ending December 31, 2013: John Armistead, Lee Memorial Health Systems; Dan Eaton, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Jim Lambeth, A Better Bugman; and Roxie Smith, Pink Shell Development. Ex-officio directors are Fran Myers, Red Coconut RV Resort, and Tom Hart, Knott, Consorer, Elelini, Hart, Swett, PA. For information call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Annual AwardsFort Myers Beach individuals and businesses were recognized for outstanding service during the annual Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce gala held January 18 at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina. The community leaders were recognized by the chamber for their involvement with the chamber during the past year. A special honorary recognition award was presented to Roxie Smith. The first Bambi information center will be named after the longtime Beach leader and business woman for her lifetime of work promoting Fort Myers Beach and providing hospitality and accommodations to Beach visitors. Other recognition awards included: The Chamber Ambassador of the Year award was presented to Terry Luster, Kiwanis Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands. The award recognizes the chamber ambassador who donates the most volunteer hours during the course of the past year. The Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Robb Capps, Premier Sandals Realty. This award recognizes a chamber member who has demonstrated commitment to the chamber through chairing or volunteering on committees throughout the year. Gavins Ace Hardware received the Community Involvement Award for demonstrating their continuing involvement in Fort Myers Beach area activities that benefit and support both the chamber and other Beach community programs. The Economic Development Award was presented to Diversified Yacht Services for their ability to bring economic development and jobs to the Fort Myers Beach area. A special recognition award, The Bambi Award, was awarded to Dan Baggot, Southwest Florida Brochure Publishing and Distribution, for assisting the chamber in realizing its goal of acquiring its first Airstream Bambi model travel trailer for conversion to a visitor information center on Estero Island. A new annual award, the Petro Award, was given to Al Durret, Fish Tale Marina. This award is presented in honor of longtime Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber President DJ Petro Petrucelli. It will be given each year to a person on Fort Myers Beach who epitomizes selfless service to the beach community. For information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201330 Dr. DaveVital Exercises by Dr. Dave HepburnOK, its that nasty exercisolution time of year again, so... hey, how bout them Seahawks. Look doc, if elite NHL players arent exercising, why should we? Fact is, the gyms will be full of flailing figgy pudding failures and your home elliptical is now home to Skitters kitty litter box with the arms acting as perfect hangers for your XXXXXL Fruit of the Looms. Now, I could make this easy for you. Should I suggest that the best workout this year is to work out the seat of your pants on the couch, I will become your favorite doctor in the world and, as such, I will be sent boxes of chocolate covered macadamias which will force me to work out the seat of my pants. So instead, Ill suggest three different types of exercises, vital exercises that you dont necessarily think about whilst sweating to the oldies. Dont do these exercises all in one day. Alternate them, like I do, roughly one every eight weeks, between macadamias. Brain No, this does not mean more Suduko... if thats all you do. The key to true mental exercise and hence mitigating the inevitable loss of brain tissue as we age is to try and stimulate new learning. Try a new instrument this year (though should any of my neighbours start with the bagpipes, they will be neighborly throttled with the aforementioned pipes.) A new language, which for some of you might be English. A new hobby from right out of left field or left out of right field. A new computer program. Learn how to operate your cell phone for things other than cell phoning. My wife and I play Jeopardy because, though it is the same game, it works the recall/retrieval part of the computer. Alex, Ill take Media Doctors of Victoria for $800. This virile doctor has been shown to have an IQ in the 200s. Who is Sealey? Oh no nooo, not even close. Balance Watching a herd of Tai Chiers in the morning mist down by the beach, slowly waxing on and off may have you checking your waffles for quaaludes, but these folks get great health benefits. Particularly as they age. Better balance means fewer falls. Fewer falls may mean more falls, winters and the rest of the year. Falls can too often end up being fatal to the elderly faller. But should pretending to defend yourself from the Mongol Horde in slow motion with imaginary nunchucks not appeal to you, then try Yoga or Pilates, assuming you have the right yoga wear and that Chris Christie is not yogaing directly in front of you. While Tai Chi has been described as graceful meditation in motion, watching Christie may require a taste full of medication for motion... sickness. Pubococcygeals Not many of you woke this morning thinking of your pubococcygeus muscle, unless you tried that new Jane Fonda move last night, while into the Vodka chocolates. But a collapsing pelvic floor is a common and disturbing event that could be avoided with routine workouts. Kegels are the key, gal. Actually men could benefit as well, even men who havent given birth. Few people enjoy having a uterus, rectum or bladder fall out of their pelvis in Aisle 6 of Costco during a Viennese wiener demonstration. But the pelvic floor muscles, aka pubococcygeals, are an oft neglected muscle group that we seldom ask our personal trainer to help us work out. Rarely do you hear Wow, Bill, great delts, pecs and pubos. Yet it is so important for women and men of the male species not to neglect this hammock-like muscle that holds up the undercarriage of our chassis. It stretches from our tailbone to that hard bone in the front of your pelvis. These muscles are often weak and thin so finding them may take some getting used to, particularly by other riders on the bus. Dr. Daves book The Doctor is In(sane) is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. Pick up a copy at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. 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, We had just celebrated 35 years of marriage. My wife became ill and died within three days. It was a dreadful shock. Shortly afterward, a widow friend of ours wanted to become very friendly. She was my age and a very nice woman, but I was not interested. Six months later I started dating a super gal I had met at the gym. She was 30 years younger, and we did have lots of fun. I bought her the mink coat and the jewels she loved. We married and shortly after I realized what a fool I had made of myself. I just couldnt keep up to her lifestyle and always felt like the father among her young friends. I had married my first wife when I was only 20 and had two children by the time I was 23. I always felt I had missed a lot with too much responsibility too early. Now I am single again and would appreciate my widow friend now. What would you suggest I do? Ted Dear Ted, Id suggest you call her and, if she is available, invite her out for dinner. You may find that you are still not interested; on the other hand, maybe you may find you enjoy the company of a mature woman who enjoys doing the same things as you in a senior lifestyle. You also may find that she is really not interested in you. Many of my friends say they miss having someone to watch TV with or having a companion on a cruise or traveling. Many are not interested in remarriage but are lonely and are tired of always being with the gals. Some are not the least bit interested in remarriage because they do not want to end up being a nurse for a sick old man. Lizzie Dear Ted, What were you thinking? I understand there are individuals who are mentally and emotionally younger than their chronological years, but 30 years difference! Other than both being human, what did you folks have in common? You are at an extreme advantage being an older single male. I do not know the exact figures, but there are at least five older single females for every one older single male. Take the time to understand what you want from a relationship. Once you know that, you will be in a better position to know where to meet the individuals you may want to share your life. Do not be surprised if many women do not want to marry. True to my discussions with older single women, they want companionship and nothing more. The family, financial and interpersonal issues are many and too complex to be bothered with marriage. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Easter Seals To Acquire Eden Autism ServicesEaster Seals Florida and Eden Autism Services based in Princeton, New Jersey, announced 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 nonprofit 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 Church Established 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 information call Debra Lynne at 277-9818 or email DLynne@fl.easterseals.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


31 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 deaRPharmacistExercise Improves Memory And Enhances Mood by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Im going through a lot right now. This year, my New Years Resolution is to exercise more, hoping to take my mind off everything. My schedule only allows me to go to the gym twice per week. Will this help me feel better, in terms of anxiety or mood? FA, New York, New York Youre among an estimated 38 percent of Americans that make a New Years resolution to either lose weight or exercise more. Thats around 125 million people. While you tighten those abs, you increase happy brain chemicals, thus enhancing feelings of a good mood and reducing anxiety. Exercising during the day improves sleep. So yes, this is the perfect time for you to commit, and I commend you for using the gym as your solution as opposed to other solutions, like the drinkable, addictive sort. To get these benefits, the CDC recommends that you get least two and a half hours of moderate exercise per week. So your question is a good one: if you only make it to the gym twice a week, are you still getting the neurological brain benefits the other five days of the week? Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil compared brain cell (neuron) growth in rats that were either active or sedentary. Not surprisingly, the active rats show two to three times more neuron growth, plus they had better memory skills than the rats who got to rest. We all know our jeans fit better when we exercise, but how long will exercise boost brain function and mood? Dr. Bucci, an associate professor of psychology and brain science at Dartmouth, says this varies from person to person. Dont stop working out after youve achieved a size four. Researchers examined what happens to memory when exercise is suddenly halted and the results were dramatic. After just one week, all the health and memory benefits declined in the rats who had been exercising. After 10 weeks of inactivity, the previously active rats brains were almost indistinguishable from those of the sedentary rats. What does this mean for us? It means get off your butt and shake your booty. I can tell you firsthand, when I hunkered down to write my first book in 2006, I ignored my exercise regimen for six months solid. I felt it, too. I kept losing my keys, documents on the computer... I would forget what I went into the room for and stuff like that. Today, I dont hunker down, I allot time to write, as well as time to take a walk, hike, hula hoop, yoga, dance or do pilates. Something. I feel terrific and my mind is very sharp. If youre unable to exercise because of physical limitations, do one brain game per day like sudoku, scrabble or a crossword. It increases neuroplasticity allowing your brain to grow cells, reorganize and rewire itself. Simply defined neuroplasticity means: Use it or lose it. 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. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizDo you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before After After Natasha, COA Before Voices For Kids Board MembersDarlene Ann Grossman, Executive Director of Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida, a 501c3 nonprofit entity serving abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida, announced their 2013 officers and members appointed/added to its Board of Directors. The 2013 officers are: President Kathleen Davey, Dean Emeritus, FGCU; Vice President Debi Greenfield, Greenfield Advertising; Treasurer Maureen OBrien, Retired Partner, Deloitte; Secretary Donna Garvey, Retired, American Airlines; and Past President Cynthia Shafer, Lahaina Realty, Inc. Newly elected members joining the Board of Directors include: Zach Katkin, President & CEO of Atilus LLC; George Mantzidis, Attorney, Cox & Carlson PL; and Cheryl Pifer, Fairways Wine Vault. We are pleased that all our members are committed to helping make the lives of abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Southwest Florida safer, said Grossman. Our board members help VFK raise funds that directly support the Guardian ad Litem Program in the 20th District Circuit (Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte and Collier County) and our Kids Being Kids Program, which provides those items which give the children a sense of normalcy and help them to fit in.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201332 Community Pig Roast Brings In Sizeable DonationsMayor John Sullivan expressed his appreciation to the community at a pig roast and food drive held as a kickoff for an emergency food drive in Cape Coral at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mayor Sullivan said, It was nice to meet such a wonderful group of people doing the right things for our community. Scouts, leaders, and elders of the church hunted the pigs, then dressed and prepared over 175 pounds of pork for the community free of charge. They spent the night roasting the pigs and playing games. The women of the church prepared a variety of slaws, pastas, rice dishes, and cupcakes for the feast. Community members joined in the efforts to donate for the backpack program and stayed for the free lunch provided by the church. CCMIs Meghan Madden said, I cant thank you enough for your generous donation and hospitality. What a lovely afternoon. The food drive brought in 407 pounds of backpack /kid-friendly food. I would like to thank all the members of this church who worked so hard to create this kickoff event, which is only the start of what will be donated to CCMI. We will be contributing much more, said Bishop David Krzak. CCMIs School Backpack Program provides emergency food to hungry children in the community. Seventy percent of all children in Lee County schools are now eligible for free or reduced lunch. In the hardest hit areas, rates are as high as 98 percent. Backpacks are sent home with students on Fridays and returned on Mondays and offer a discrete method of delivering food to students. Backpack food donations may be made at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1928 Chiquita Boulevard in Cape Coral, on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m., or on Sundays from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, February 23, all donations will be gathered from other areas and will be presented to CCMI for their backpack program. Schooner Bay Realty, 1210 Del Prado Boulevard South in Cape Coral, will be sponsoring a festival on Saturday, February 23 with live entertainment, booths and family activities. Donations may be made to the backpack food drive at the festival. Items needed are canned meats, rice, beans, peanut butter, granola bars, fruit snacks, canned vegetables and fruits, pastas and sauces, soups, individual cereal and oatmeal packets. Brian Biolchini watches as Ryan Lamb and Wade Lamb check the roasting photo by Travis Spencer Bishop David Krzak, Meghan Madden, CCMI, and Mayor John Sullivan with some of the donated food photo by Lane WilliamsCattle Barons Ball Exceeds Fundraising Goal The 10th anniversary Cattle Barons Ball exceeded its goal and raised $315,000 Saturday night to fight cancer and provide services to Southwest Florida residents who are courageously battling and surviving the disease. The ommunity rallied to raise $315,000 for cancer research, education and services. We are going to cure cancer; Im absolutely convinced its on the horizon, said Bob Simpson, the CEO of LeeSar and a cancer survivor who co-chaired the anniversary event with his wife, Linda. When it happens, it will be a direct result of people like those in our community who supported this great event with sponsorships, volunteer work, attendance at the gala and contribution of their money. The people of Lee County are clearly committed to the fight against cancer, and were grateful for their sacrifice. The event was held January 19 at Harborside Event Center. With an attendance of 530, 120 more than last year, the Western-themed gala roped in more than $40,000 in an exciting live auction, led by volunteer auctioneer Rick Gallo, that included a two-year lease on a Chevy Camaro and a private in-home dinner for eight from Ruths Chris Steakhouse. A custom guitar by Scream Guitars brought in the highest auction bid at $5,000. Another $50,000 was donated in response to a Finish the Fight cash call challenge. Attendees were moved to contribute after watching an emotional music video celebrating survivorship that was made by One Night Rodeo, the award-winning country band that has provided the galas entertainment for the past three years. A portion of the money raised at the event will fund services for adults and children conquering cancer in Lee County, with additional proceeds going toward research to eliminate the disease and educational programs for those recently diagnosed. The event, titled Starry Nights Under a Southwest Florida Sky, also featured cowboy-themed games, a silent auction, and a gourmet meal and luscious desserts by sponsors Ruths Chris Steakhouse and Norman Love Confections. Premiere Oncology was the presenting sponsor and LeeSar, a leader in health care supply chain management, committed $25,000. Other sponsors who helped make the event a success were John and Mary Jo Boler, Med Assets, Suncoast Beverage Sales, Scanlon Automotive, Enterprise Holdings, Wells Fargo, VIP Realty, Paces Medequipment, Medtronic, McKesson, Lee Memorial Health Systems, Clive Daniel Home, Jasons Deli, Harborside Event Center, C.R. Bard, Inc. Kimberly Clark, Haskell, Cheney Brothers, Boston Scientific, Century Link, American Contract Systems and Abbott Laboratories. Florida Weekly, NBC-2 and Gulfshore Life magazine were the media sponsors. The beverage sponsors were Jim Beam and Gruppo Mezzacorona. Planning will begin soon for the 2014 event. To volunteer or learn more about the Cattle Barons Ball and the American Cancer Society, contact Beth Hayes at beth.hayes@cancer.org or 936-1113 ext. 3909. Beach Chamber Schedules February ActivitiesThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled three activities for February: February 7 The Business Card Exchange will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Exchange at Snyovus Bank, 16451 Health Park Commons Drive in Fort Myers. February 14 The monthly Chamber luncheon will be held at Charleys Boathouse Grill, 6241 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. February is Consumer Protection Month. In keeping with this theme, the luncheon will feature a representative from the Lee County Sheriffs office speaking about identity theft. The cost for chamber members is $15 in advance and $20 at the door; guests will pay $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Reservations are requested and may be made by contacting Jane Ross at 4547500 or Jane@fmbchamber.com. February 21 The monthly Business after Hours will be held at Candlewood Suites, 9740 Commerce Center Court in Fort Myers, from 5:30 to7 p.m. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events and tourist information. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit www. FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


33 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Lakes Regional Library Programs In FebruaryNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: ADULTS English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 Practice your English with English Caf, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Bits and Pieces of Florida History Through Stories 2 p.m. Saturday, February 9 Members of the Tamiami Tale Tellers will highlight a few regions and time frames in Florida history with stories based on actual events, but with some interesting fictional twists. Book Discussion: Les Standifords Last Train To Paradise 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 19 A fascinating account of how the man who turned Floridas swamps into playgrounds of the rich performed the almost superhuman feat of building a railroad from the mainland to Key West at the turn of the century. The bridge was destroyed by the 1935 hurricane. Registration is required. Master Gardener Program 2 p.m. Thursday, February 21 Master gardener Linda Sheridan will present a program on growing irises in your Florida yard. Registration is required. Abigail Adams: Remember The Ladies 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28 Janina Birtolo presents her original, one-woman play about Abigail Adams, wife of the second President and mother of the sixth President of the United States. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. FAMILY Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10 a.m. Mondays, February 4, 11 and 18 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. Wednesdays, February 6, 13 and 20 Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Family Storytime 11 a.m. Wednesdays, February 6, 13 and 20 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. CHILDREN Preschool Storytime 11 a.m. Mondays, February 4, 11 and 18 Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Everglades Animals 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 7 Alligators, panthers and egrets, oh my! Discover the amazing array of animals that call the Everglades home. Well share stories, games and a special craft. For ages 2 to 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. The Peacocks Gift Puppet Show 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 16 Our favorite storyteller, Katie Adams, is back. Hear a Chinese folktale about the Peacock Fairy and a humble young peacock that learns about giving and kindness. For ages 3 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, February 21 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. TEENS Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, February 21 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. From page 1ArtFestWatch teams from Lee County high schools and professional chalk street painting artists create drawings on the pavement. At last years event, 42 students and their teachers took part in a three-hour workshop with professional chalk artists Ron Hawkins, Michelle Hawkins, Dorothy Sabean, Lee Jones and Chelsey Austin. ArtFest Fort Myers is the largest high school art exhibit and competition in south Florida and contains free interactive art experiences for children of all ages. For more information and site map, visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com. Digital art by Greg Billman from last years event 2012 Best in Show winner by artist John Costin Guide Dog Sponsored By The Calendar GirlsThe Calendar Girls would like to introduce their eighth Paws for Patriots sponsored puppy, Miss Ellie. Since 2006, the Calendar Girls have been sponsoring guide dogs for veterans through the Paws for Patriots program of Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Florida. For information, visit www.guidedogs.org. The program identifies blinded and wounded soldiers from all wars, and gives to them at no charge a guide dog or veteran assistant dog. The school receives no government funding; all the 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, we have been able to sponsor eight puppies and are happy to introduce Miss Ellie, who is named after a local veterans mother. She will be raised right here in Southwest Florida. Let The Calendar Girls entertain you at an event and, at the same time, you will be helping a veteran in need. For information call 560-0167 or visit www. calendargirlsflorida.com. Miss Ellie Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


PUZZLE ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel bolder as each new success falls into place. But caution is still advised through the end of the week. Until then, a step-by-step approach is best. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That cooperation you request could come at too high a price. Since few can beat the Bovine at being clever and resourceful, why not see what you can do on your own? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor a quieter time spent getting closer to the people who are especially important to you. Theres always much more to learn and appreciate about each other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The concerned Crab will act to resolve workplace misunderstandings before they get out of hand and cause more-serious problems. Co-workers rally to support your efforts. LEO (July 23 to August 22) What the Big Cat might see as a disturbing act of disloyalty might just be a failure of communication on both sides. Take time for mediation rather than confrontation. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be more patient with those who seem unwilling to accept your version of whats right. The fact is, theres a lot more to learn on all sides of this issue. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) It should be easier to assess the facts youll need to make an important decision. But dont commit if you still have doubts. There could be more you need to know. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your excitement level remains high as you continue working on that new project. Expect some setbacks. But on the whole, all will move pretty much on schedule. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) It might be wise to be more prudent with expenses right now. But your financial situation should soon clear up, and you could be back shopping, happily as ever. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might prefer sticking with your current schedule. But some newly emerging information could persuade you to consider a change. Keep an open mind. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might want to reject a suggested change. But it could be wise to go with the flow, at least for a while. You can always return to your first plan if you like. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youre bolstered by both the practical and poetic sides of your nature as you maneuver through some unsettled emotional situations. Things ease up by weeks end. BORN THIS WEEK: People reach out to your generosity and wisdom, and consider you a trusted and treasured friend. On Feb. 8, 1587, after 19 years of imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded in England for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I. Her son, King James VI of Scotland, accepted his mothers execution, and upon Queen Elizabeths death in 1603, he became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. On Feb. 5, 1631, Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island and an important American religious leader, arrives in Boston. Williams alarmed the Puritan oligarchy by speaking out against the right of civil authorities to punish religious dissension. In 1635, he was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the General Court. On Feb. 6, 1917, a German submarine torpedoes and sinks the passenger steamer California off the Irish coast. The explosion of the torpedo was so violent that the 470-foot, 9,000-ton steamer sank just nine minutes after the attack. On Feb. 9, 1942, the Normandie, regarded by many as the most elegant ocean liner ever built, burns and sinks in New York Harbor during its conversion to an Allied troop transport ship. A welder accidentally set fire to a pile of flammable life preservers, and by morning the ship lay capsized in the harbor, a gutted wreck. On Feb. 10, 1957, Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the best-selling Little House series of childrens novels based on her childhood on the American frontier, dies at age 90 in Mansfield, Mo. In 1932, Wilder, then in her 60s, published her first novel, Little House in the Big Woods. On Feb. 7, 1970, Louisiana State University basketball star Pete Maravich scores 69 points in a game against Alabama, setting a Division I record that would stand for 21 years. He died of a heart attack at age 40 in 1988 during a pickup game of basketball in California. On Feb. 4, 1983, Karen Carpenter, a singer who long suffered under the burden of the expectations that came with pop stardom, succumbed to heart failure brought on by her long, unpublicized struggle with anorexia. She was just 32 years old. It was German-born theoretical physicist (and sometime philosopher) Albert Einstein who made the following sage observation: An empty stomach is not a good political adviser. According to research conducted at Rutgers University, graduate students who are studying business are more likely to cheat than students in any other field of study. Youve almost certainly heard of Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black American to serve as such. You might not know, though, that he was known to call a court recess at 1 p.m. so he could watch the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Cheese has been around for a long time, and it can last longer than you may think. In Ireland 25 years ago, a hunk of cheese was discovered that dated back 1,700 years -and it was still edible. If youre like the average person, the hair on your head takes two to three months to grow 1 inch. At the 1904 Worlds Fair in Saint Louis, it was particularly hot. An ice-cream vendor was doing so much business that he ran out of the cups in which he was serving the ice cream. He looked to the other foodsellers to see if they had any spare containers that would be useful, but he had no luck. Finally, desperate not to lose any more business, he bought some waffles from a nearby vendor and wrapped one around each scoop of ice cream as he sold it. The result was even more popular than ice-cream in a cup, and thus the ice cream cone was born. The most common surname in Germany is Schultz. Life is hard. After all, it kills you. -Katharine Hepburn THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does it mean to be polydactyl? 2. TELEVISION: What TV series produced a spin-off series called Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C? 3. U.S. STATES: Which state has only one syllable in its name? 4. MUSIC: What did singer Art Garfunkel do for a living earlier in his career? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What U.S. city is nicknamed Beantown? 6. LITERATURE: In Greek tragedy, what does the tragic hero need to possess in order for the story to unfold properly? 7. GEOLOGY: What kind of rock can float? 8. ENGINEERING: What is a girder? 9. MEASUREMENTS: How long is a fortnight? 10. RELIGION: Who founded the Church of England? TRIVIA TEST 1. To be born with extra toes or ngers 2. The Andy Grif th Show 3. Maine 4. He was a math teacher. 5. Boston 6. Hamartia, or a fatal aw 7. Pumice 8. A beam, usually made of steel 9. Two weeks 10. King Henry VIII. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last Milwaukee Brewers pitcher before Zack Greinke in 2011 to finish with a record at least 10 games above .500? 2. In 2012, Jordan Schafer tied a Houston Astros record for longest streak of getting on base to start a season (25 games). Who else holds the mark? 3. Entering the 2012 postseason, who held the NFL career playoff record for grabbing the most interceptions (nine)? 4. Patrick Ewing is Georgetown mens basketballs all-time leader in rebounds and blocked shots. Who is the schools all-time leader in points scored? 5. How many times have the Los Angeles Kings swept an opponent in a seven-game NHL playoff series? 6. In 2012, San Jose striker Chris Wondolowski tied an MLS record for most goals in a season (27). Who else holds the record? 7. Who was the first boxer to win titles from major and minor sanctioning bodies in seven divisions?1. Chris Bosio was 16-6 in 1992. 2. Denis Menke, in 1969. 3. Ronnie Lott, Bill Simpson and Charlie Waters. 4. Eric Sleepy Floyd, with 2,304 points. 5. Once -they swept St. Louis in 2012. 6. Roy Lassiter had 27 goals for Tampa Bay in 1996. 7. Hector Macho Camacho won his seventh in 2001. ANSWERSTHE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201334


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Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 2/1 BM TFNCANAL HOME Just off Island this Executive home offers 3 bedrooms/2 baths/family room/ 2 car garage, screened in pool, direct access canal & boat lift. Offered UF @ $2,300/mo. DUPLEX 2/1 UF ground level duplex, Easy walk to beach, updated. Yard care and water included. $950/mo. OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVESunday, February 3rd, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 4203 Dingman Drive Sanibel Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA Chuck Bergstrom 239-209-6500 Island Resident, RealtorRS 2/1 CC 2/1 Duggers Cottage #6Sold by the Moran Realty Group SOLD 1536 Bunting LaneSold by the Moran Realty Group SOLD RS 2/1 BM TFN John Gee & Company RealtorsRobyn & Robb Moran Free Real Estate SeminarMondays, 4:00 PM, Bank of the Islands 1599 Periwinkle, SanibelNo Obligation, No Sales Pitch, Just InformationCall to con rm ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS/REALTORSFamily looking for Owner Financing on a 3/4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage Sanibel Home. Presently renting a home on Sanibel. We are looking to purchase. If you are interested in offering owner nancing please contact us. sanibelforme@hotmail.com NS 2/1 CC 2/22 ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.comRS 12/14 CC 2/1 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 1/4 CC TFN FOR RENTTwo-bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach. Available month of FEBRUARY 2013 and for 2014. Livingroom, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/glassed-in lanai. Carport, w/d. $2,900 per month plus tax. Cable and all utilities furnished. Call owner 239-312-4164 or 859-749-7574.NS 2/1 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 SANIBEL VACATION RENTALAdorable 2 bdrm/1 bath, 1/2 duplex, East End. Easy walk to beach, Close to shopping, restaurants. Fully equipped, newly remodeled, Private deck Seasonal & monthly rentals. Call Bob 410-913-2234.NS 2/1 CCTFN THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201336


ANNUAL RENTAL/CARETAKERROOMMATE WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED HEALTH AND WELLNESS MARINE SERVICES BOATS CANOES KAYAKS BOATS CANOES KAYAKS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CAR FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE HELP WANTED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38B ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38B ROOMMATE WANTEDRoommate to share beautiful home in the Dunes. Annual or Seasonal. $700 plus half utilities. 239-321-1084.RS 1/4 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 1/4 PC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CCTFN ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRS 1/18 PC 2/22 PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 1/4 CC TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.RS 1/4 BM TFN LUCYS CLEANING SERVICESResidential cleaning,Free estimate,1st time 10% off. Weekly, biweekly, monthly, one time only... *Sanibel-Captiva-Fort Myers* LET US DO YOUR CLEANING 4U :)) Call Lucy239-245-4903NS 1/18 CC 2/8 SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comNS 1/18 CC TFN MARINE/BOAT DETAILINGAffordable Marine Detailing We make your boat look new again! Great rates and friendly staff, call Dockside Detailers today for a free estimate! 239-400-1177.NS 1/25 CC 2/1 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION YARD SALEYard sale, twin beds, some furniture, skateboard,odds n ends Sat, Feb 2 9am1PM at 1118 Schooner Place, Sanibel.NS 2/1 CC 2/1 LOSE WEIGHT SAFELYWant to Lose Weight Safely and Naturally? We May Be Able to Help Contact Dr. Constance Clancy(Behavioral Health and Wellness Counselor)and Dr. Robert Fisher(Chiropractic Physician)At Island Chiropractic Center 239-472-6032 For A Free ConsultationNS 2/1 CC 2/00 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN BOATS FOR SALE21-ft. Steigercraft, 115 Yamaha with 450 original hours. Rolls aluminum trailer. $11,100. Call 239-466-3649.NS 1/25 CC 2/8 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 1/18 CC 3/8 LOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395RS 1/4 CC TFN AUDI2006 A-4 turbo. Loaded, mint. 46,700 miles. $16,700. Call 631-379-4157 or 239-243-8043. Must see! Beautiful car! NS 2/1 PC 2/1 CARETAKER APARTMENTCaretaker Apartment available on West End of Sanibel. 1 bedroom 2 bath on canal. Very nice unit. Caretaker duties include yard, pool, house, etc. Great Opportunity. Call 472-3603.NS 2/1 CC TFN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSKIMBALL BABY GRAND PIANO Black Satin 5 4. Original Owner Who Rarely Used It, 25 Years Old, Excellent Sound And Condition, With Bench. Great Piano. $5,500. OBO. 239-281-4179NS 2/1 CC 2/22 HUGE ESTATE/JEWELRY SALEVALENTINES JEWELRY SALE30% off all consignments! NEW WEEK NEW SALES! Large OLD indoor lighting xtures Remington Bronzes Whitehead Prints Rauschenberg Memorabilia SeaShells Tiny Italian Mosaics Chinese Snoofs Taxco Mexican Southwester & Peruvian OLDER 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Earrings Rings Bracelets Necklaces Vast array ONE OF A KIND uniquities! Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 1/25 CC TFN FOR SALE AMERICAN LEGEND BLACK DIAMOND MINK COAT $1,500. Call 443-9187NS 2/1 CC 2/1 FURNITURE FOR SALEChinese Lacquer China Cabinet $600 Mahogany Dining Room Suite $500 Three Korean Lacquer Chests $75ea Chinese Hand Painted Silk Screen $150 Two Large Creme Sofas $100 ea Four Beige End Tables $25ea Bamboo & Glass Dining Room Table $50NS 2/1 CC 2/1 VINTAGE ARCHITECTS STORAGE CABINETCustom-built of solid wood, this is a very well-made, sturdy piece. Made to t in a corner, it will stand upright or on its side. Bottom side is un nished. Great for holding wine, blueprints, etc. Measures 351/2 x 38 x 301/2 Each square opening is 37/8 x 51/4 Needs a cleaning and has some scratches on the outer sides, but this is a gorgeous piece that will clean up well. Asking $200. Please call 239-297-2557.NS 2/1 NC TFN FOR SALEQueen Size Bed: Like New Simmons Maxipedic Mattress & Box Spring, Frame & Contemporary Metal Headboard. Also 6+Bicycles & Several Roller Blades Etc. Call 239-472-9366.NS 2/1 CC 2/1 MOTHERS HELPERSeeking part time help with 2 children for an Island based resident ONLY. Please send reference/experience & contact information to: sanibelmom73@hotmail.comNS 2/1 CC 2/15 CUSTOMER SERVICEKAYAK LAUNCH ATTENDANT at 900 Tarpon Bay Rd. Rent kayaks, bikes, boats and do general maintenance in a team environment. Full and part time avail. Applications available.NS 2/1 CC 2/8 CUSTOMER SERVICESALES ASSOCIATE to work in the nature gift shop at Tarpon Bay. Enjoy customer service and helping visitors in very busy environment, experience with POS. Applications at 900 Tarpon Bay Rd.NS 2/1 CC 2/8 37 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 2013


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 35 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 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201338 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED HELP WANTED3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.org RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN SERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN HELP WANTEDBillys Rentals hiring. Assist customers with rentals, must be friendly & have drivers license. Email your quali cations to Robin@billysrentals.com or stop by 1470 Periwinkle to pick up application.RS 2/1 CC 2/1 HELP WANTEDJerrys Foods is looking for an experienced waiter or waitress. Must be available Days, nights, and weekends. Call Mark or Tami 472-9300 NS 2/1 CC 2/22 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS POSTAL SERVICE TO FILL LOCAL JOBSLee, Collier & Charlotte Counties The U.S. Postal Service is looking to ll positions. These positions are temporary but could lead to permanent employment. The position of City Carrier Assistant is a new category of non-career employees. City Carrier Assistants are used to carry mail for routes where the regular carrier is not available. City Carrier Assistants perform the same duties as regular letter carriers with a few differences. They do not receive full bene ts or a pension and there is no set route or guarantee of 40 hours per work week. Salary and bene ts include $15 an hour and paid vacation days and eligibility for health care bene ts as required by law, or after the rst 360-day term. For years, the U.S. Postal Service has used transitional employees to ll carrier needs. Some transitional employees have been with the postal service for years. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Applicants must have a valid state drivers license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience. Quali ed applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Services requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S.citizen or have permanent resident alien status. Applicants must apply online. Those who are interested in the position must apply online at www.usps.com/ employment by Sunday, January 27.NS 2/1 NC TFN HELP WANTEDAdministrative Assistant with excellent computer & analytical skills. Able to work pro actively with fellow employees as well as high net worth clientele. Strong communication, organization & multitasking skills. Disciplined work ethic & impeccable character are crucial. Fax resume to The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company @ 239-472-8320 or email to bhouston@sancaptrustco.com. NS 2/1 CC 2/1




SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point The public is invited and many of these events are Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missi onary Alliance Foundation 2013 S hell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2391-13 Feb.4,11 The Forgotten Warfrom 2pm to 3:30pm. Award winning maritime author and lecturer Robert Macomber presents the 2nd of 3 informative sessionson The Forgotten War, The Kaisers place in paradise. Each session costs $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Feb.6,12&20Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10:00am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800780-1131 to reserve your place.Feb.8 The Diamonds & The Orlando Jazz Orchestra at 7:30pm. The Diamonds' have appeared 33 times on American Bandstand, had numerous hit records, and songs featured on American Graffiti and Happy Days. They will be accompanied by the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, with the best jazz musicians in central Florida. Tickets are $35. Visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067.Feb.10 Paul: A Prisoner of Passionat 6:15pm. British actor David Payne performs Paul: A Prisoner of Passion. Using The New Testament the Bible takes on a thrilling dynamic in this dramatic portrayal of the Apostle Paul. Tickets are $10. Visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise or call (239) 454-2147.Feb.12,19&26 An Introduction to English History from 10am to 11:30am. This is a three part introductory series that recounts the lives and times of some of the most famous Kings and Queens in English History. Each session costs $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Feb.12 Shellabration Shell Art Demonstrations from 10am to 2pm. A great time to meet the shell artists of Shell Point, and celebrate their work. Artists will be speaking throughout the day. This event is Free and open to the public. For information call (239) 489-8472. Feb.12 The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band at 7:30pm. The group, comprised of six musicians who play 18 instruments and occasionally swap instruments on stage without missing a note. Tickets are $15. Visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067.Feb.14 Strauss Prelude to Capriccio; Beethoven No. 4 & Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 at 7:30pm. The Southwest Florida Symphony Series will conclude with guest conductor David Itkin leading the orchestra in a dynamic program of Strauss Prelude to Capriccio, Beethovens No. 4, and Mendelssohns Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Hyojin Ahn as a piano soloist. Tickets are $20. Visit www.shellpoint.org/ concerts or call 454-2067.Feb.15 Bradenton Senior Expo from 10am to 3pm. Stop by the Shell Point Booth at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium located at 1005 1st Avenue W., Bradenton. This expo will be free and offers a variety of booths with information that benefits seniors. Stop by the Shell Point booth and enter to win a $20 Target Gift Card. FREE FREE FREE! Feb. 2013 Sponsored byTHE RIVER FEBRUARY 1, 201340