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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 41 OCTOBER 18, 2013From the B eaches to the R iver District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Art In T he WoodsResidents of the south Fort Myers community of McGregor Woods will host Art in the Woods arts and crafts show on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items for sale include Julie Detrys cards and crochet, Dixie Dixons jewelry, Patricia Germanns quilts, Joe Harpers watercolors, Sue Ross shell art, Jay continued on page 22Fall For T he Arts C reativity C ontest Open T o All StudentsThe Alliance for the Arts announced the return of the Fall for the Arts Creativity Contest. Students are asked to create a piece of art inspired by a fall-themed poem. Prizes will be awarded, and the creator of the Best in Show piece will win one week at the Alliances award winning Arts Camp. Categories are grades K to 5 and grades 6 to 8. Entries must be delivered to the Alliance by noon on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Fall for the Arts. Visit the Alliance website at www.ArtInLee.org to read the poem and download the entry form. The poem is: Walking along a path painted with color The earth creates a range of hues like no other From barren branches tumble shades of continued on page 17 Artwork for the show Turquoise by Linda Snyder Scarves by Jay Solomon Winning piece from last years contestSaturday Art FairThe sidewalks of First Street will be full of art and craft vendors on Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some 35 local art vendors are selling their original art, unique jewelry, photography and stained glass on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Organizerzs say its a great time to enjoy the downtown Fort Myers galleries, shops and the Saturday Art Fair at a slower and less crowded pace. The Saturday Art Fair takes place the third Saturday of each month from October through April and offers the opportunity to support local artists and buy hand-made items.Artists wishing to join in the event may contact Claudia Goode at cgoode@actabuse. com or call Arts for ACT Gallery at 337-5050. T runk And T reat, A Safe AlternativeThe City of Fort Myers Recreation Division invites families to Trunk & Treat outside the Fort Myers Aquatic Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. The aquatic center is at 1750 Matthews Drive. This community event offers a safe alternative to Halloween traditions. Children can wear costumes and trick-or-treat from car to car or join in on the festivities by becoming a Trunker. Trunkers arrive early, park and decorate their trunks with their favorite decorations, then hand out goodies to the kids. Trunk & Treat also features holiday-themed games, a bounce house, special guests, face painting and prizes for winners of the best trunk contest. Admission is $1; Trunkers and their passengers enter free. Contact recreation staff at 321-7553 to become a Trunker. Art for sale at the art fair An example of the local art

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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 20132 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: School Board Office Annex, 1973by Gerri Reaves, PhDForty years ago, the historic building pictured in the 1973 photo was, perhaps, at its low point, aesthetically speaking. The 1914 Heitman-Evans Hardware building at First and Hendry was being used as a Lee County School Board Office Annex. The store had been part of Harvie E. Heitmans 19-teens building frenzy and had been completed soon after the Earnhardt Building. After demolishing the tattered 19th century wooden structures that had stood on the northwest corner since the 1870s, Heitman constructed the two-story, 60by 150-foot pressed-brick structure. It was built to last, as was his style. The store was modern, well-constructed and aesthetically pleasing. The $20,000 building was equipped with a sprinkler system, deemed fireproof, and even had an elevator. Edward L. Evans, renowned tarpon-fishing expert, man aged the famous hardware store until his death in 1934. But who could discern the buildings assets during the school board years, stripped as it is of architectural personality? In the 1970s, the interior and exterior architectural features of many downtown buildings were obscured, rather than enhanced or preserved. Covering windows and installing dropped ceilings were only two common practices, usually done in the inter est of energy efficiency or cheap modernization. In brief, the 1970s trend detracted from the integrity of historic structures, and more than one downtown building still bears the scars of the era. Today, when school board administration is relegated to the hinterlands of subur bia, it might seem odd that in living memory, public school administration was in the heart of the business district. By the 1960s, school population and administration had mushroomed to the extent that administrative buildings were scattered around town. Even the 8,000 square feet the school board rented in the Lee County Administration Office Building at Second and Monroe, which was completed in 1962, didnt solve the space prob lem. Thus, it was necessary to rent about 20,000 square feet in the Heitman-Evans Hardware Company as well as another 10,000 to 12,000 square feet rented on Peck Street (now Widman Way) and at other locations. Although the historic hardware store was in its least attractive phase, it was at least occupied. It had suffered years of vacancy since the late 1950s, when the major department store, Belk-Lindsey, moved out. It preceded the departure of Sears Roebuck, JC Penney, Kress, and McCrorys. Fortunately, soon after the photo was taken, a wave of redevelopment swept downtown and the hardware store was renovated as Heritage Square, using materi als from the demolished 1914 junior high school at Second Street and Royal Palm Avenue. The squares interior layout resembled a miniature tasteful mall, with spaces for a variety of businesses and offices. Today, law offices occupy the building approaching its 100th birthday. Walk down to the intersection of First and Hendry and see the historic hardware that has survived economic ups and downs. Then walk a few more blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the itinerant life of school board administration. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can see photos of the many changes at First and Hendry over the years. 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: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. 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.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Photographer Michael Heider Writers Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Tom Hall The renovated 99-year-old hardware store photo by Gerri Reaves In 1973, the Lee County School Board annex was located in the historic Heitman-Evans Hardware Store at First and Hendry. Covering windows and effacing structural features were signs of the decade. Note, too, that First is a one-way street. courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society

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3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art Art Fest Wins Five Pinnacle Awardsby Tom HallThe International Festivals & Event Association (IFEA) paid tribute to ArtFest Fort Myers during the IFEA Pinnacle Awards Ceremony at IFEAs 58th Annual Convention. ArtFest Fort Myers won five Gold Awards in the prestigious Pinnacle Awards Competition. Haas & Wilkerson Insurance presents the IFEA Pinnacle Awards Competition to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world. It conferred Gold Awards to ArtFest in the following five categories: ArtFest Fort Myers sponsored by Lee Memorial Health System Pest Control Magazine Special Edition Florida Weekly Wrapper Striving for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and production, 1,000 event professionals from every corner of the globe gather for the IFEA convention each year. Katie Afflerback attended the three-day IFEA Convention and look forward to implementing all they learned to continue to enhance ArtFest Fort Myers. ArtFest Fort Myers would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, artists, attendees and the City of Fort Myers for their support and devotion, the festival stated in its press release announcing the awards. We could never do it without you! ArtFest Fort Myers takes place in beautiful downtown Fort Myers on February 1 and 2, with its opening night on January 31. The event is expected to draw more than 80,000 art enthusiasts night event. For more information about ArtFest, contact Sharon McAllister at 768-3602 or email sharon.mcallister@artfestfortmyers.com. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Downtown Fort Myers annual ArtFest is fun for the entire family The Morgan House (239) 337-3377 We Cater! Off-Site & On-Site Parties Available with Licensed Full Bar Options Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 Four Great Locations! We have the NFL Ticket Package and the BIG TEN Network NOW SERVING FULL LIQUOR IN FORT MYERS 20 Wings & Domestic Pitcher for $20 during all College and Pro GamesF M

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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 20134 Parking Garage Renovations BeginExpected to begin the week of October 14, the City of Palms and Main Street parking garages in downtown Fort Myers will receive improvements to increase energy efficiency as well as appearance. Both garages will remain open during construction, which will last approximately three months. Both garages will receive new marquee signage and brighter LED fixtures for increased visibility and long-term cost savings. The City of Palms Garage will receive a fresh coat of paint while theMain Street Garage will undergo waterproofing upgrades. In order to complete the work as soon as possible, at times repair work may take place seven days a week. While both garages will remain open through the process, occasionally sections of the garages may be closed to address specific repairs, painting or installations. Sidewalks and streets will remain open, although portions may have detours for specific parts of the job as they occur. The City of Fort Myers is striving to keep garage parkers, local businesses, and the public updated on progress, as well as doing everything possible to prevent disruption of the normal activities of the areas workers, businesses, business patrons and special events. Notices will be posted for parkers inside the garages in elevators, at stairwells and at entrances. Surrounding businesses will receive updates as work progresses. In addition to press releases issued to the media concerning the work, the public may follow the progress by visiting www.cityftmyers. com/news. The City of Palms Parking Garage is located at 2118 Bay Street in Fort Myers, bordered by Bay, Monroe and First streets. The Main Street Parking Garage is located at 2286 Main Street in Fort Myers, bordered by Main, Jackson, and Second streets. Call Scott Musheff at 321-7257 for more information. Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club Monthly Meetingsubmitted by Past Commodore Chris ChristensenThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held Wednesday, October 23 at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island, 899 Buttonwood Drive. Dinner will be catered and is available for $10 per person. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the membership meeting is from 8 to 9 p.m. Potential new members wishing to attend any or all portions of the meeting are invited to call Commodore Fern Toomey for required reservations and more information, 463-4194 or 908-447-0242. The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club was formed in 1953 and incorporated as a not for profit organization for the purpose of promoting safe, enjoyable boating and good fellowship. This community oriented club, with over 140 members and 60 boats, maintains an active schedule of year-round activities, both on and off the water, for members and guests. Meetings are held once a month, usually on the fourth Wednesday at the American Legion Post 274. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining its own waterfront facility, dues are only $100 per year per couple or $60 single. Visit www.OurGroupOnline. org/FMBYachtClub. Greeters Club To Meet In NovemberAlice Oldford local author, renaissance woman and nature enthusiast will be the speaker at the Greeters Clubs next monthly meeting and luncheon on Monday, November 21. In Recipes and Life, Oldford is guided by the seasons of the year and of our lives. She will share her collection of practical and inspirational stories and kitchen tips and will reflect on her passion for homemade and homegrown. Alices motto is, Life is too short to be stuck in the kitchen. Make a luncheon reservation (cost is $20 per person) to find out more about joining this dynamic group of Lee County women. Email greetersclub@gmail.com and provide your contact information (your name, email address and phone number). Greeters Club luncheons are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Halloween Bake SaleThe annual Halloween bake sale hosted by Southwest Florida law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, continued on page 20 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to 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 www. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com Golisano Childrens Hospital Partners With Spirit Of Halloween Retail StoresLee Memorial Health System Foundation announced that it has begun its annual partnership with Spirit of Halloween stores in Southwest Florida. Now through Sunday, October 20, the Spirit of Halloween Stores will give 10 percent of each purchase back to the Child Life Department at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida when customers present a special coupon at checkout. Along with helping local kids, customers presenting the coupon will also save 10 percent off each purchase. Participating locations designating their funds to Golisano Childrens Hospital include Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Venice and Bradenton. A key component of pediatric care at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the Child Life Program, which is designed to help children understand and cope with their medical treatment. The goal is to make a childs treatment experience as positive and stress-free as possible. Child Life specialists work with children, families, medical staff and the entire healthcare team to participate in the treatment of young patients. The goal is to minimize the stress of a hospital experience through the following services: pre-admission and pre-surgical tours, age-appropriate activities in the playroom, teen lounge and bedside, preparation for medical tests, procedures and surgeries, educational services, including coordination of homebound/hospital teaching and a school re-entry program, special events for fun and learning such as pet therapy, clowns and other fun activities as well as planning birthday and holiday celebrations. Providing a sense of normalcy for children who are coping with serious health issues is important to their treatment and recovery. The community can access the special coupon by downloading it at http://tinyurl. com/m3bbs94. For more information on the special offer or the partnership, call LMHS Foundation at 343-6950. Time to Refurnish Your Home or Condo? 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5 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 Calusa Blueway Paddling FestivalThe 8th annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival scheduled for November 1 to 3 on and near the Sanibel Causeway offers events and attractions for kayakers of all levels: avid paddlers looking to network with enthusiasts, occasional kayakers who want to learn more, local residents looking to try out a kayak or SUP for the first time, and parents and kids interested in paddling together in a family-friendly race. The event will feature paddling equipment demos, speakers, on-water demonstrations, fishing tournament, relay race, live music, hearty local restaurant fare and more. A complete program of scheduled events is available online at www. CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com. Event organizers aim to make it easier and more convenient for Southwest Floridians to participate, with one location for evening events and a second location for daytime activities. Nightly events begin at 6 p.m. on November 1 and 2 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel, 20371 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. Daytime festivities span from noon to 5 p.m. on November 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 3 on Island A along the Sanibel Causeway. Admission options make it easier to attend this year, too: a daytime, singleadmission rate of $5 per person (kids under 12 are free) may be purchased on-site, and one rate for single admission to one of two evening events ($20) which may be purchased online at www. floridasee.org. A part of the proceeds benefit CROW (the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) and the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, the 190-mile trail along Lee County waters featuring mangrove forests, more than 300 species of birds and sugar-sand beaches. For the evening events, parking is free at the Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel. For the daytime events on Sanibel Causeway Island A, festival-goers can drive to the causeway and park for free; the $6 toll to enter the causeway is not waived. Both evening events will be sponsored by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism. Join fellow travelers for a full evening of sharing paddling stories, networking, reviewing trail maps, drinks and dinner, live music, and meet the authors special programming from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. To order your limited seating tickets visit www.floridasee.org.; cost of $20 per person. A raffle of ecotours provided by Florida SEE members will take place each evening as a part of these two evening events. Food and drinks will be provided courtesy of Calusa Blueway Outfitters. The festivals grand prize for its annual raffle is presented by Kayak Voyagers: a five-day trip for two aboard the fully crewed outrigger catamaran Mirage valued at more than $3,500. The winning ticket will be drawn at the festival on November 3. Another sponsor, Estero River Outfitters, will give away a Hobie continued on page 925th Roy Hobbs World Series Starts October 26Baseball players from around the world will converge on Lee County for the 25th annual Roy Hobbs World Series, to be held October 26 through November 23. Over the course of this four-week annual tournament, nearly 4,000 adult, amateur baseball players will take the fields in Lee Countys five county-owned complexes which include the Lee County Sports Complex, Terry Park, City of Palms Park, JetBlue Park and the Lee County Player Development Complex. Last years tournament brought in more than $12,206,000 to Lee County over the course of 28 days, according to Jeff Mielke, executive director, Lee County Sports Development. The Roy Hobbs tournament is a grand slam for tourism, said Mielke. Lee County will welcome more than 230 teams this year totaling almost 4,000 players as well as their families. In addition to traveling and staying in local hotels, these visitors will spend money at local restaurants, shops and entertainment venues during their stay. This is one of the largest amateur sporting events in the country, and a big win for Lee Countys tourism industry. Operated by Lee County Parks & Recreation, Lee Countys five countyowned baseball complexes play host to more than 200 days of amateur baseball tournaments a year when they arent being used for spring training games. The estimated economic impact of these events is $50 million annually. Named after fictional baseball hero Roy Hobbs as depicted in the book, The Natural by Bernard Malmud, the Roy Hobbs Baseballs annual World Series in Fort Myers has grown from 54 teams in 1993 to an expected 230 this fall. The tournament has expanded to include amateur player divisions for men and women ages 18 and up, with divisions up to ages 75 and older. When we accepted Lee Countys invitation to move the Roy Hobbs World Series to Fort Myers in 1993, we had no idea how things would turn out, said Roy Hobbs President Tom Giffen. But this year is Roy Hobbs 25th anniversary, our 21st year in Lee County, so I believe it has turned out very well for all concerned. We are most pleased to be celebrating this milestone anniversary in a community that has been incredibly welcoming and provided great venues, professional services from grounds crews to hotels to vendor services, and amazing hospitality. Ellen (my wife) and I and Roy Hobbs are proud to call Lee County home, Giffen added. Created in 2003 to meet the growing demand for sports development in Lee County, the Lee County Sports Development office is recognized by the Florida Sports Foundation as one of the states 25 Regional Sports Commissions. 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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 20136 Charity Beach Ball Tickets Are Still AvailableThe Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation announced their 2nd annual Charity Beach Ball will take place on Saturday, November 2 at DiamondHead Beach Resort. The Beach Ball is a black-tie optional silent auction to include an open bar from 6 to 8 p.m., dinner and dancing with The Marc Vee Band. Tickets are $95 per person or buy a table of 10 for $875 (save $75). Tickets are available online at www.charitybeachball.com or by mail at Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation, c/o Charity Beach Ball, P.O. Box 2834, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931. Last years Beach Ball was a huge success. Thanks to their generous supporters and attendees, the foundation was able to support many local causes and provide scholarships to three outstanding students. With the continued support of the community, they hope to make this event more memorable than the last. This years special guest is NBC-2s Senior Chief Meteorologist Robert Van Winkle, DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa has special room rates for November 2, Santini Floral is once again donating floral centerpieces for the event and Mens Wearhouse has a special discount on tuxedo rentals. Check out www.charitybeachball.com to see an updated list of donors and special offers. More information is available by calling or emailing Nicole at 849-1460 or nbennettdc@yahoo.com. Art League Calligraphy WorkshopThe Art League of Fort Myers will offer a Calligraphy & Ink Painting Workshop, given by instructor Helen Ding. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 26 at the Art League Gallery from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $175 per student. For further information/registration, call the Art League of Fort Myers at 275-3970. Chinese calligraphy occupies a distinguished position in the field of traditional art in China. It is not only a means of communication, but also a means of expressing a persons inner world in an aesthetic sense. To practice calligraphy requires the basic tools of four treasures of study (writing brush, ink stick, paper and ink slab) as well as much concentration on guiding the soft writing brush charged with fluid ink, and writing on the paper where the ink will diffuse quickly. Once the brush movement hesitates, a black mark is created, so speed, strength and agility is the essence of fine artwork. When writing, many calligraphers will forget all worries and even themselves, combining all thoughts in the beauty continued on page 15 LeeTran Tops Four Million Annual RidersLeeTran carried a record-breaking 4,075,250 riders in the fiscal year that ended September 30, achieving a one-year increase of 8.6 percent and a three-year increase of 35 percent. This is our third consecutive year of record growth, said Transit Director Steve Myers. On a percentage basis, were growing faster than the majority of transit agencies across the country. For example, in 2012 the nations 38 large bus systems reported an increase averaging 1 percent. The largest increase was in St. Louis, Missouri, with 7.1 per cent. The largest increase in Florida was in Fort Lauderdale, at 4.3 percent. Two big reasons for the increased national transit ridership are high, volatile gas prices and a recovering economy with more people returning to work, explained American Public Transportation Association President and CEO Michael Melaniphy of the national trend. Public transportation saves people money, and people save even more so when gas prices spike. Also, since nearly 60 percent of trips taken on public transportation are for work commutes, it makes sense that ridership increases in areas where the economy has improved and new jobs have been added. Myers agrees that LeeTrans dramatic growth is largely due to residents rejoining the workforce, plus increasing usage from high school and college students. People aged 18 to 34, known as the millennial generation, are flexible in their transportation choices, added Myers. They want to save money and be able to connect with other modes of transportation, like biking and walking. APTAs Melaniphy notes that attitudes are changing across age groups. There is a sea change going on in the way that people look at transportation, he said. Americans want travel choices; they want to be able to choose the best travel option for their lives. This is an exciting time for the public transportation industry as more and more Americans support it and want it. Conference On Modern Day SlaveryMother of God House of Prayer is hosting a Social Justice conference on October 26 from 12 to 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Fort Myers in order to explore the issue of modern day slavery in Southwest Florida and how it affects the quality of life for so many in the area. Keynote speaker Sr. Sallie Latkovich, CSJ, director of biblical study and travel at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and former director of the House of Prayer, will awaken participants to spirit through the lens of the Gospel and the spirituality of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Local panelists will awaken participants to action. Panelists include Pastor Doug Burness, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Claire Comiskey, Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, along with a Coalition of Immokalee Worker representa tive and Coleen Henderson, Abuse Treatment and Counseling (ACT). The conference will be held in the rear building of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street. The cost is $30 pre-registration or $40 at the door. Student cost is $10. For more information and to make reservations, call 728-3614 or email moghop@ gmail.com. A portion of the event proceeds will go to participating organizations. Veterans Appreciation LuncheonIn honor of those who have served, the Lake Kennedy Senior Center in Cape Coral invites you to join them for their inaugural Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, November 8. There will be a delicious lunch, entertainment, door prizes and keynote speaker Jonathan Scalone, MA, D-Min., Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.) with Hope Health Care Services. The luncheon is courtesy of community partners United Nursing Services and Jan Wallace of Amerivest Realty. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost for veterans is free; non-veterans are $7 per person. Preregistration is preferred by November 1. For additional information or to register, call the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575. Fall Fest Dinner Show With Felix JilesAnother snowbird season is here and its time to get together with friends for an evening of fall fun on Friday, October 25 at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Join entertainer Felix Jiles, an exceptional vocalist who has the versatility, power and range to sing a wide variety of music from the 1950s to today. Jiles has an awe some voice and a stage presence that makes this a show not to be missed. The fea tured dinner will include London broil, scalloped potatoes, vegetable medley, rolls and butter. Dessert will be pumpkin spice cake. Cost to attend the Fall Fest Dinner Show is $18 for members or $23 for non-mem bers. To make reservations or for additional information, call the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575.

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7 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 Golfers Invited To The 10th Annual Shell Point Open Golf TournamentGolfers are invited to participate in the 10th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, November 8 at Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. The tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, will raise funds for Shell Points Memory Care Center. Located in the Larsen Pavilion, the Center serves Shell Point residents and members of the surrounding community who have memory loss and dementia from Alzheimers and other brain diseases. The Scoggins/ Moreland Group of UBS Financial Services is the title sponsor for this years tournament. Golfers will vie for a chance to win a 24-month lease on their choice of a brand new Lexus or Acura from Scanlon Auto Group by scoring a hole-in-one at the right hole. Our annual golf tournament is just one way that we can help support a great cause while also having a lot of fun, said Timothy Stephenson, executive director of the Legacy Foundation. Well also have the pleasure of playing on the new Platinum Paspalum greens that Shell Point Golf Club installed over the summer. The tournament registration and a light breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. The $125 entry fee includes the 18-hole, four-person scramble, golf cart, player gift bag, prize opportunities and lunch. To register, inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or make a tax-deductible donation to the Memory Care Center at Shell Point, contact Deborah Henning at the Legacy Foundation at 466-8484. The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fullystocked pro shop and snack bar. The course is open to the public, and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Shell Point Golf Clubs hole #7 A Salute To Navy The Calendar Girls showed their patriotic attitute at Diamonhead resort September 28 for the 21st reunion of the USS Benham DD-796 Association. A Fletcher Class destroyer, USS Benham was commissioned from 1943 to 1960, then loaned to Peru in 1960. The Calendar Girls were honored to share an evening with distinguished naval officers. For more information log onto www.calendargirlsflorida.com or call 850-6010. The Calendar Girls salute USS Benham and those who served on her photo by Bill Floyd Distinctl norris.com furniture that appeals to your heart... Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort MyeLIMITED T IME SAVINGS ON SEL ECT I TEMS! $11,999 $ $ 11 999 COMPLETE DESIGNER CONDO PACKAGES STARTING AT

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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 20138 Along The RiverCelebrate Oktoberfest on Friday, October 18 through and Sunday, October 20 and again the following weekend at Cape Corals German American Social Club. The event is family-friendly and offers a carnival area for the kids featuring rides and games. There will be a huge tent and outside biergarten with three stages and two dance floors featuring non-stop live bands such as Maselheimer Musikanten, direct from Germany. The popular event includes an extensive menu of homemade-style German specialties: sausage platters, bratwurst, schweinhaxen, leberkaese and the ever-popular potato pancakes. Sit-down dinners served in the von Stueben Hall included schnitzel, sauerbraten, dumplings, noodles and red cabbage. Enjoy your meal with imported German or domestic beer, German wines and spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages. The German American Social Club is located at 2101 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Call 283-1400 or go to www.gasc-capecoral.com for the schedule of events. Also on Friday, the Calusa Nature Center presents the 29th annual Haunted Walk from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10 for non-members and $8 for members. Ticket sales start at 7 p.m. Calling all Swamp Zombies! Prepare for terror and make it double. Come walk the haunted boardwalk... if you dare. The walk starts at 7:30 p.m. A spooky laser light shows will run every 20 minutes for an additional $1 per person. The haunted walk is not recommended for individuals under 12 years of age. The Calusa Nature Center is located at 3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 275-3435 or go to www.calusanature. org. On Saturday, October 19, Zombicon returns to downtown Fort Myers historic River District. The block party is from 4 p.m. to midnight and this years theme is The Time Machine. In the beginning of the 20th century, Nikola Tesla, attempting to surpass his competition for good, secretly worked on a project so classified that it has been overlooked by history. His invention worked, but the results were horrifying. The portal through time was shut and the project was immediately canceled. The machine was shut off, hidden and forgotten. Until now. For more information, go to www. zombicon.com. The Lazy Flamingo celebrates the return of fresh stone crab claws. As local seafood lovers know, The Lazy Flamingo is a great place for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters on the half-shell, conch chowder and mussels marinara served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. The Lazys motto is If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it underwater. The restaurant is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers. With four locations in Lee County, the fun, casual restaurant has developed a loyal fan base. For family outings, the little grown ups can choose from kidapproved dishes such as chicken fingers, pasta and hot dogs. All items on the childrens menu include a Lazy Flamingo flying disk and collectors cup. Dont have time to drive to Sanibel or Bokeelia for a Lazy fix? Stop by the Fort Myers location in the Bridge Plaza near the College Boulevard intersection. Happy hour is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. The Fort Myers location now boasts a full liquor bar. The Lazy Flamingo 4 is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 476-9000 or go to www.lazyflamingo.com. On Sunday, October 20, the Lee County Alliance for the Arts hosts Feed The Need Family Music Festival from 12 to 5 p.m. Help your community while enjoying great music and food. The concert is presented by the Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida. Pre-sale admission is a contribution of five non-perishable food items. Event day ticket sales are a suggested contribution of 10 non-perishable food items per ticket or $10 per ticket or $20 for a family. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near the Colonial intersection. Call 9392787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Celebrate Oktoberfest two weekends in a row at the German American Social Club Raw oysters, stone crab claws, fried grouper basket and ice cold beer at The Lazy 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. Open Monday Saturday www.threecraftyladies.com Open Monday Saturday www.threecraftyladies.com Find us on Limited Registration available. Call us today for details!

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9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 W e Proudly Brew T ropial Outdoor Patio Seating Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our NEW Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant FREE BEER/HAPPY HOUR DAILY LIVE Always Fresh ...Always Fun!From page 5Paddling Festivalfishing kayak to the grand-prize winner of the November 2 Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament at Pineland Marina on Pine Island. The annual relay race for stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and canoes will begin at noon on November 3 on Sanibel Causeway Island A. Entry is $5 for the race that will include one, two or three team members. Following this race, festival-goers can participate for free in the first-ever Doggy Paddle race. This race will allow participants to compete with their canines in a small relay and allow four-legged friends to be present when the Kayak Voyagers prize winner is announced. For more information on the festival, visit www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival. com or call 533-7275. From page 5Roy Hobbsoffice leads the recruitment and implementation of amateur and professional sports events and activities in Lee County, with the goal of providing economic impact to Lee County. Through local partnerships the Lee County Sports Development office provides services designed to address the needs of local, national and international sports entities including housing, access to venues, event management, transportation assistance, event promotion, marketing and local sponsorship opportunities. For more information, call 344-5201 or visit www.leeparks.org. Church Fall FestFort Myers Christian Church will host a Fall Fest on Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is open to the entire community, with all contributions going to local charities. Fall Fest activities include games with prizes, face painting, pony rides, an inflatable big slide and bounce house. The Corvette Club will have prize cars on display. Refreshments will include grilled hot dogs with chips, lemon shake-ups along with a Bake Sale. Fort Myers Christian Church is located at 1519 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call Wanda Milligan at 437-4330 or visit www fmcc4u.org. Chorale FestivalThe Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida is sponsoring a two-day Chorale Festival on November 15 and 16, culminating in a concert featuring excerpts from the complete Messiah selected to show the arc of Christs birth, death and resurrection. The concert will be conducted by a choral legend, Robert Page. It will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 15690 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers on November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Maestro Page, a two-time Grammy Award-winner, led the Choral Studies Department of Carnegie Mellon University for 35 years. He is also Conductor Emeritus of the renowned Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. He has conducted in churches and concert halls throughout the world. Page will share his vast talents and expertise with a chorus that will also include singers from the Naples Philharmonic Chorus and the Ave Maria University Choir. Singers age 15 or older from the community are welcome to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience for a fee of $25. Registration and additional information are at www.symphonicchorale.org. The concert is open to the public. Preferred seating is available for $25. Advance tickets are $15, with tickets at the door priced at $20. These tickets are available at www.ticketriver.com. Search for Sing Out! Messiah. For more information about the Chorale Festival, call 560-5695. Reincarnation And Karma At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauPlaywright Christopher Duran has a knack for writing plays that allow the audience to laugh at some of lifes worst problems. Miss Witherspoon, now showing at Laboratory Theater of Florida, deals with a middle-aged woman with a bad attitude who is sick of life and commits suicide only to end up in Bardo, a place of reincarnation. She is sent back downstairs several times until she gets it right. Miss Witherspoon, played by the talented Stephanie Davis, will have none of it. With a perfect blend of pessimism and self-deprecation, she wants to die again, soon. She hates human beings and is glad she killed herself. Put her in a state of general anesthesia and shell be forever grateful. Like it or not, she is reincarnated several times as a baby with less than desir able parents. She also comes back in one life as a dog, a very funny scene. No one will listen to her, especially not her Indian angel (Gerrie Benzing), who tries to convince Miss Witherspoon to achieve something in one of her lifetimes. Kathleen Moye and Rob Green play several roles and Yvonne Shadrach doubles as a teacher and a remarkable portrayal of Jesus, looking more like Josephine Baker. You cant help but laugh out loud at the characters and the religious traditions that are discussed. There are also constant referrals to Rex Harrison, which add to the fun. Miss Witherspoon is full of irreverent humor, and thats what makes this play a winner. It plays through October 26 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in Downtown Fort Myers. For tickets, call 218-0481. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Summer program: Understanding the Faiths of Our Worlds June 2 to August 25 11 a.m. Interim Minister, Rev. Margaret Beard, begins on September 1 239-226-0900. 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 (Presanctied Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. start ing 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. 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. 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 com munity 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 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonima tional church emphasizing a personal rela tionship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com 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 CHURCHen 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 en 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH en 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.en 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. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION en 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 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. nbcmin istry@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, rele vant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free cof fee & 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 Pastor Eddie Spencer 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 CHURCHen Meets at Fort 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 Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with tra ditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, 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 meth ods 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. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCHen 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, 239-939-1218, Worship: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10:45 a.m. Bible Study for adults and children Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Phone for other dates & times. Plus Marriage Enrichment, Divorcecare, Griefshare. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Womens Bible Study is offered on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. www.stpeterfmb.com SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY Church and Bookstore:111 Evergreen Road (southwest corner of Evergreen Road and Gail Street.) Liturgical services conducted in English and Church Slavonic; following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: Hours at 9:30 a.m. Holy Liturgy at 10 a.m. Call to confirm service schedule: 239-997-2847; Bookstore: 239-691-1775 or visit www.saintnicholasmonastery.org ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 13031 Palm Beach Blvd (3 miles east of I75) East Fort Myers (across from Ft Myers Shores) 239 693 0818 Weekday masses: 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday Weekend masses: 4 p.m. Saturday Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. All Are Welcome! 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. 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.continued on page 11THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201310

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11 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 From page 10Churches/TemplesReligious 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 Marc Sack 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 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. 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 Rd., Fort Myers Summer Services: Sundays at 10 a.m. Childrens class at 10 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. Trash & Treasures SALE e Center 4 Life Palm Ridge & Library Way, Sanibel, FL Dont miss this great opportunity to discover great nds at low, low prices! W L F D NBring gently used or new items to the Center 4 Life at Palm Ridge & Library Way. To have items picked up, call the Center (239) 472-5743.Please: No clothes, shoes, bed pillows, mattresses, computers, printers or old TVs Refreshments will be for sale! Becoming Cosmopolitan Auction Items Less than two weeks away, the 8th annual Becoming Cosmopolitan event will offer a list of unique auction items this year including family vacations to Walt Disney World and Sea World, a luxury getaway to Charleston, South Carolina, VIP trip to Las Vegas and the ultimate sports lovers trip to watch the Boston Red Sox on Fenways Green Monster. Benefitting Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., the event will take place on Thursday, October 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Firestone Grille & Sky Lounge, located at 2224 Bay Street in downtown Fort Myers. We are so excited with how this years event is coming together, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. Its going to be a wonderful night of fun and friendship in support of those less fortunate in our community. This years event will continue with the previously successful lounge theme with a few new twists and include a live band and DJ, gourmet hors doeuvres and cocktails, sinfully delicious chocolate and desserts, exciting raffles, an after party and a gentlemans lounge featuring scotch and craft-beer tastings, gaming and more all in celebration of the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Southwest Florida. More than 300 people attended last falls Becoming Cosmopolitan event. Because of The Firestones building capacity, only 225 tickets will be sold this year. Tickets for the event are still available for purchase at www.ccmileecounty. com. According to CCMI, the amount of the $125 event ticket provides either three months of emergency food to a family of four who is struggling, one month of hot meals to a homebound senior citizen or a weekend backpack filled with food for a student during an entire school year. Each year, we have been able to make this event bigger and better than ever, said Katie Haas, director of Florida operations for the Boston Red Sox and CCMI board member. The monies raised will go a remarkably long way in helping CCMI assist the growing number of our local neighbors who are in need of food and other social services. For the second consecutive year, FineMark National Bank & Trust has signed on as the presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include AFCO Insurance Premium Finance, All About Closets Inc., BB&T-OTC, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Chicos FAS Inc., The Diamond District, Dixie Buick GMC, Florida Weekly, FPL, Garamone Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Grandeur Magazine, Gulfshore Life Magazine, Deanna and Wesley Hansen, Irresistible Confections, the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, Scanlon Auto Group, The Wilbur Smith Law Firm, Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group and The News-Press Media Group. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 332-7687 or visit www. ccmileecounty.com. The nest relaxation treatments from around the planet have been brought to Southwest Florida.Call 239.333.1450 or visit www.AssuageCenters.comGET TO KNOW US OPENING SPECIALAssuage Signature Massage, Assuage Signature Facial, And Make-up Application.Special Price: $185 (reg. $215)

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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201312 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint Prices 1 Options To Save The Dayby Capt. Matt MitchellFar from per fect mangrove tides this past week led anglers to explore other fishing options besides just the usual snook and redfish action. I managed to keep the rods bent most days by catching a trout, mangrove snapper and gag grouper. We did get a few reds and snook here and there but that bite was certainly not on fire. Some areas that were great for trout this week were Red Light Shoal and Fosters Point on North Captiva. Working sand holes in three to four feet of water, it was amazing how many trout these places were holding. A live shiner fished under a popping cork rig was deadly. Another option was a Crystal Minnow or Skitter Walk. With clearer water than we have seen for months, the trout bite has been going off. Once in a grassy area, start out by fan-casting around the boat into the sand holes until you locate the fish. Some days it would take a little moving around out on the flat then one little sand hole could hold as many as a dozen or more trout of all sizes. Though lots of these fish are under the 15-inch minimum there were some 20-inch-plus trout in the mix. Getting a limit of trout generally did not take too long and catching fish on just about every cast is not a bad way to spend an hour or so. Catching limits of mangrove snapper was also a good option when the redfish just would not cooperate for me. Although mangrove snapper could be found on just about every dock from the mouth of the river throughout the sound, the fish shacks in the northern sound held some of the bigger ones, up to around 15 inches. A free-lined shiner on a small circle hook with 20# fluorocarbon leader was the way to go. Pitching a bat full of stunned shiners around the pilings would fire up these hungry snapper, often getting them exploding on the surface. If youre looking for a fresh fish dinner, mangrove snapper are one of our better eating fish. Gag grouper fishing in Captiva Pass and some of my favorite channel markers also kept anglers busy. Lots of these grouper are on the smaller side but are a blast to catch. I dont think we have a fish that swims in our waters that hits a bait harder than these shallow water grouper. The trench on the outside of Captiva Pass held both red and gag groupers. To locate them you had to be on the ledges and better structure. On the faster moving tides i would slow the drift by keeping the boat in gear giving us a little longer time over the good bottom. Double hookups were common with a few bigger fish in the mix. The best action came right around the tide change when the water slowed and you could keep your baits in the structure longer. Snook fishing on the lower water was pretty average this week, resulting in a few smaller snook caught. Deep water mangrove channels and docks held the snook on the last stages of the falling tide. Lots of places I have been fishing in the mouth of the river are holding some real giants and as the tides get better this week I think I can coax them into eating. The big snook taken on my boat this week was a 32-incher caught in the mouth of the river on a live grunt. Ron Bushbaum from Naples was the lucky angler who caught the quality upper-slotsized fish. He fishes with a Rotary Club group that stays at Jensens Marina in October every year. As Im writing this the daytime high water is already much better for redfish than we fished in all week. A few places that held some lower water redfish were the wall at Redfish Pass, the T dock and the docks on the south side of Captiva Pass. These places for me were very hit and miss although worth a quick stop with either zero or hero type action. I did get on one good school of reds midweek at the southern end of Buck Key. After catching lots of trout, grouper and some good snapper for a University of Florida research program, we finally located a good school of redfish on the lower tide phase. While sat out from the mangroves in some deeper sand holes, the redfish started blowing up on our baits on the surface for about 10 minutes. As we fought fish, other redfish would follow the hooked fish in towards the boat. As quick as it happened though it was over and the school moved on. Most of these were over the slot size. The more you fish the more you learn what to do to catch fish when conditions including wind, weather and tides are far from right. Often switching the target species is a good option until things get right to catch the more glamorous spe cies. When things are tough trout and snapper can save a trip.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. Melissa Russell from Lake Placid with a redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell 472-5800 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. Boating Coursesubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course on Saturday, October 26 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.This 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/cer tificate 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, November 2, also from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many 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 of the course is $45, 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 Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call the office at 466-4040.

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13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Odor-able Baby Skunksby Patricia MolloySeveral baby stiped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) were recently admitted to CROW as orphans. Examinations performed by Dr. Heather determined that each was in good health. Baby skunks, called kits, have very fine black fur with a long white stripe reaching from its face to the tip of its bushy tail. No two stripe patterns are alike. Never far from water, these nocturnal creatures inhabit grassy fields, open woods and farmland. While they do not hibernate in the winter, they have been known to slumber inside dens for a month or more, living off of their accumulated body fat. Due to the fact that the striped skunk has short legs, out-running a predator is rarely effective. To defend itself, it will first arch its back, raise its tail and stomp the ground with its front feet. If the display is ignored, it will then turn its back to face the predator and spray the animal with a foul-smelling chemical called methyl mercaptan that emanates from glands located near the animals tail. A striped skunk can accurately hit a target as far away as 12 to 20 feet. As with the famously amorous Pep Le Pew, my first encounter with a skunk was love at first sight. Before one of CROWs students gently wrapped the youngster in a soft towel to prepare it for its first bottle feeding of the morning, she warned me to be still and quiet so as not to alarm the kit. You do realize that even the little ones can spray, right? The striped skunk kits at CROW are currently housed in a separate room in the nursery to avoid any stinky mishaps with other babies. The staff and students bottle feed them several times a day to ensure healthy weight gain. One of the greatest challenges facing the staff at CROW is imprinting. Imprinting occurs when a wild animal becomes accustom to humans and sees them as friends and/or food sources; it is potentially fatal to release an imprinted animal back into the wild. Dr. Heather ensures that the team of veterinarians, students, interns and volunteers are thoroughly trained in the delicate balance of performing life-saving medical procedures, providing necessary medications and feeding the patients while being careful to not domesticate them. Humans are always a young, wild animals last hope for survival, never its best hope, she noted. Once they have graduated to solid foods, Dr. Heather will relocate the striped skunks to an outdoor enclosure until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. This tiny striped skunk kit will grow to be the size of an average house cat Complete Do-It Yourself Boat Parts Store Complete Do-It Yourself Marine Trading Post 15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) Call 437-7475 Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sat $ 99. 95 Stainless Steel Pow er Coated White Du l Trumpet Horn Bimini Top $ 199 Large Selection of Steering Wheels

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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201314 Plant SmartParsons Juniperby Gerri ReavesFlorida-friendly Parsons juniper (Juniperus chinensis Parsonii) is a mutation of Chinese juniper, a native of Asia, Siberia and possibly Japan. A member of the cypress family, this ground-hugging species has several attributes that make it a popular residential landscape choice. First of all, it remains two to three feet high, so it doesnt require frequent hedgetrimming. With time, it develops a soft full shape thats much prettier than a flat-top. The fine-textured blue-green or grayish leaves have a feathery look. Those leaves develop from scales on the twig into prickly needles, forming dense evergreen foliage on flat branches. The flowers are inconspicuous. Parsons juniper is drought tolerant and adapts to acidic to slightly alkaline soil. The soil must be well drained. Salt tolerance makes it a good choice for coastal areas. For the densest foliage, give it full sun. It might take a year or two for it to fill out symmetrically, but it will gradually spread to as much as 10 feet wide. While Parsons juniper is Floridafriendly and low-maintenance, consider including native evergreens, such as red cedar (Juniperus virginiana), in your landscape, too. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Parsons juniper mature height is two to three feet Caring For Your PlantsPropagation By Divisionby Justen DobbsThere are many plants and palm trees that have a clumping habit. This means that one single plant continuously produces new stems its entire life. Technically, as long as this plant is kept alive in good soil and with ample water, it will live indefinitely. Sometimes, in order to reduce the size of a plant or palm tree because it has overgrown its pot, it is beneficial to remove it from the pot and split it into two or three new plants. This can also be done if you would like to give one or two stems to a friend or neighbor and let them have a stab at growing the same plant. Some examples are grasses, bromeliads, orchids, lady palms, areca palms and cat palms, just to name a few. First, you must remove the plant from its container. (I dont recommend doing this procedure on plants growing in the ground as they will have a much larger and/or deeper root system which is not ideal.) Then, rinse all of the soil from the rootball. Dont do this until you already have some new, fresh soil and a couple plastic containers ready to go. Make sure you pay attention to the soil neededpalms need palm mix, orchids need orchid mix, etc. Once you have rinsed all of the soil, locate the spot where the stems come together this is the spot where the plants can potentially be divided. Before separating the two or three plants, you need to consider how much root each one has. Ask yourself, If I cut these two or three plants apart at the base near the roots where they are connected, will each new plant be left with enough root to survive? (This does not apply to bromeliads, which need no root.) Generally, you want a new plant or palm individual to have at least a few roots or more in order to have a chance. Now that you have selected the separation site, inspected the root systems, and have pots and soil ready to go, it is time to separate. I like to use a box cutter knife with a fresh blade, or my hand saw for larger plants. Make sure the blade on the knife or saw is either brand new or is dipped in bleach or hydrogen peroxide to make sure it is sanitary. (You wouldnt let a doctor cut into you with a used scalpel, would you?) Carefully cut the separation point while pulling the two plants apart and they should eventually separate. Once you have two to three separate plants with their own root systems, you can place them in their new containers and add dirt or planting mix. Shake the container while planting so that the soil works its way down through all the roots. Then press down on the soil once finished in order to compact it down well. I recommend keeping the new, fresh cut area on each plant above the soil level to discourage rotting or fungal growth. Water the new plant with fresh tap water. It should not be given fertilizer for at least a month or so. Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail. com. Photo Classes At Six Mile Cypress Slough PreserveHave you ever wondered how to use your digital camera to take better pictures? Then join Spencer Pullen, a professional photographer and owner of Premiere Graphics, for his class titled Digital Photography Exposed. Participants will learn the fundamentals of photography such as ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how they work together to create an image just in time for our annual photo contest which begins on November 1. Classes will be held on Saturdays, October 12 through November 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 533-7440 or online at www. leeparks.org. The cost is $100 per par ticipant for six classes (adults only) and the limit is 10. Meet in the Interpretive Center at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Each day will alternate between classroom discussion and field trips along the Sloughs boardwalk or at other local sites. Questions can be directed to Spencer Pullen at 941-764-7824 or info@premieregraphics.net. A parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle is required. This lady palm (Rhapis sp.) has plenty of root for easy separation into two new plants The feathery blue-green or grayish foliage is one of this conifers best attributes photos by Gerri Reaves

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15 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 Call for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE BEStT WAY TO SSEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WAt TER Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island Plant Propagation Workshop Offered By Bell At Alliances GreenMarketThe Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket continues its Fall & Winter Growing Season Workshop Series on Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. with a presentation on the basics of vegetable and plant propagation. Starting your own seeds and reproducing from cuttings is an affordable and rewarding way to keep your garden growing and to provide an abundance of plants to share with friends. This session will cover choosing your varieties, timing of plantings, container options, potting media, tips specific to different plant species and more. This workshop is presented by Millisa Bell, also known as The Unruly Gardener. Bell is a Florida native, organic gardener, permaculturist and beekeeper who shares her passion for local food production through speaking and teaching events. She believes there is nothing more worthy than devoting quality time to the food we eat, and that one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and our communities is an understanding of how to grow and cultivate a portion our own food supply. The GreenMarkets Fall & Winter Growing Season Workshop Series continues every first and third Saturday through March. The series is intended to inspire the com munity into more sustainable practices, including growing their own food organically in small spaces like backyards and patios. The workshops are free, but a $5 donation is suggested, to help the Alliance continue to bring these programs to the public. Visit www.artinlee.org or look for Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Facebook for more information. Master gardener Millisa Bell Organically-grown vegetable seedlings ready for transplant at Millisa Bells urban farm in Fort MyersFrom page 6Calligraphyof their art. Thus, it can be compared with Qigong, which also can mould and improve a persons temper and promote well being. In addition, Ms. Ding is interested in starting a club at the Art League of Fort Myers, Chinese Tea Culture, where par ticipants discuss and learn the appreciation of Chinese art while enjoying a taste of Chinese tea. Childrens Cartooning Classes will begin being given by Ding at the Art League. Children will develop an idea, theme or personal interpretation to a point of realization, expressing and communicating their artistic intentions by applying skills, techniques and processes to create, perform and present their own personal cartooning. For further information/registration, call the Art League of Fort Myers at 275-3970. For more details, visit www.artleagueoffortmyers.org. Vocal Artistry, Bower School Of Music Present Let Music LiveWorking with the Bower School of Music Chamber Chorus at Florida Gulf Coast University, the 22-voice choir Vocal Artistry brings audiences a con cert of original music and new harmonies by modern composers to benefit FGCU student scholarships. Let Music Live, will be presented on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall at Florida Gulf Coast University and Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. These two great ensembles combine in a collaborative celebration of choral music spanning the centuries from the Renaissance to today, including works of Sweelinck, Bruckner and Vaughan Williams to the contemporary sounds of Morten Lauridsen, Gwyneth Walker, and a premiere of a new work by William Dawson Jr. The choirs will present individual sets of music, as well as combined sets that include Joseph Martins inspiring The Awakening. Trent R. Brown conducts the Bower School of Music Chamber Choir, a mixed, auditioned ensemble of FGCU students. The Chamber Choir will embark on its first international performance tour in May and sing in Prague, Vienna, Mondsee, Salzburg and Innsbruck. This concert will benefit students in need of scholarships to make the trip. We are excited to share the stage with the inspiring voices of Vocal Artistry. Most of the singers have never travelled outside the U.S., and many have never even left Florida, he said. Research suggests that a study abroad experience leads to significant achievement outcomes and academic retention amongst undergraduate students. In an increasingly global environment, Brown notes the importance of providing students with international experiences. Maestro Joseph Caulkins is also excited about the collaboration. This is a unique opportunity for our ensembles, as each gains a broader perspec tive and appreciation of our choral art through this collaboration, said Caulkins. The combined sound of these two fine choirs will be nothing short of breathtaking! Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door or online at www. fgcu.edu/CAS/BSM/concerts.html. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. For more information, call 334-7747. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201316 Streets Alive E vent T o Be H eld November 10When was the last time someone asked you, Can you come out and play? Regardless of your age or ability, Streets Alive is asking you to join them on Sunday, November 10 in the downtown Fort Myers River District for five hours of play, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is fun, it is free and it involves the whole family. Streets Alive is opening the streets for people to play, free of traffic and vehicles. Think of it as a parade turned inside out. At a parade the participants typically sit passively along the edges watching while the parade moves by. Instead, Streets Alive is made up of those who would normally sit and watch, but they themselves become the parade. Not to be confused with street fairs or block par ties, Streets Alive specifically encourages physical activity and healthy eating. In addition to having the streets open to people, we are also going to have activity villages with a veritable buffet of activities from hula hoops to meditative walks. We hope through Streets Alive that everyone, regardless of age or ability, will either discover or rediscover activities that are fun and help them be and stay active: will be open to walk, run, bike, skate, and draw a hopscotch game. Parks and parking lots will be open to play Frisbee, kick a soccer ball, play hide and seek, do jumping jacks or whatever inspires you. too many to mention here, but they will have five activity villages with a huge range of activities from yoga to dance to Walk with a Doc to bed races to jumping rope to tennis to meditative walking. All activities are short, are repeated and are thing and then join in some activities. Walk, jog or bike from activity village to activity village and check out your choices. Streets Alive features instructors offer ing a buffet of free and accessible games, sports, dance and other movement for attendees to try. There will be several Activity Villages, where a variety of activities and instructions will be offered, along with a series of events taking advantage of the traffic-free downtown streets. Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate, with the focus particularly being on easy-to-learn activities to get people moving. The family-friendly Streets Alive will have local restaurants and outlets along the route offering food and beverages, highlighting their most delicious and nutritious menu items. A range of other vendors will also be participating in the festivities. For more event information or sponsorship options, go to www.streetsalivelee.org. Season Of Praise Concert Series AnnouncedWith singers, solo and ensemble instrumentalists, pianists, a brass band, an orchestra and choirs, The Village Church prepares for a musical kaleidoscope of inspirational experiences to highlight the 2013-14 Season of Praise Concert Series. It is a joy for us to continue presenting guest artists who encourage and inspire us with the artistic expressions of their faith, said Minister of Worship and Music Randy Woods. As we continue to celkindness, The Village Church is privileged to share great inspirational music in its worship services and concert series. A listing of artists who have contributed to the This exceptional 2013-14 Season of Praise Concert Series will include: at 6:15 p.m. Traditional classical singer Barry Craft duos with contemporary artist Jacob Taylor in an inspirational evening of sacred music. December 8 at 6:15 p.m., with The Village Church Choir and Festival Orchestra. Featuring local symphony musicians, the concert includes a festival of carols and classics to celebrate the birthday of a King. Brass, Sunday, January 12 at 6:15 p.m. Presenting hymn classics with a contemthree trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all February 23 at 6:15 p.m. A family of Juilliard-trained musicians and award winning songwriters, The Annie Moses Band is leading an artistic renaissance through musical excellence, strength of family, and a message of faith. Wednesday, March 12 at 7:15 p.m. Directed by Dr. John W. Trotter, and with the energy and zeal of youth, the Wheaton College Concert Choir will per form an exceptional concert of inspiring traditional, classical, and contemporary choral music. March 16 at 6:15 p.m. In sacred and classical music, Ron and Gary Matthews are duo vocalists, pianists, organists, and trumpeters. With this combination of superlative talent, these brothers bring to every concert a rare and uplifting musical experience, and, more importantly, a rich spirit of worship. Easter Sunday, April 20 at 6:15 p.m. Internationally acclaimed concert artists, repertoire and performance venues virtually without comparison. Tickets are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to www.shellpoint.org/ seasonofpraise. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. R ed Sox Foundation Sponsors I talianFest The Rotary Club of Fort Myers has announced that the Boston Red Sox Foundation is the Title Sponsor of ItalianFest 2013. ItalianFest is a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Fort Myers and will be held at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, November 10. Event proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club Foundation, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Equestrians. Over the years, we have sponsored various fundraisers in Southwest Florida and we are excited to be able to support the good work of organizations in Lee County that, every day, are serving people here who are most in need, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations for the Red Sox. Lee County is not only our Spring Training site, but it is a place we call our home roots planted here in 1993 are continuing to grow deeper in this community. We are thrilled to have such a great organization help to underwrite this important event for The Rotary Club. The generosity of the Boston Red Sox will go a long way in our local community and help many who are in in need, said Kevin Lewis, President of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. food, cold beverages, Italian ice and ice cream. The family friendly festival features fun for the whole family, including a marinara competition, live entertainment, an Italian market, family games and much more. ItalianFest will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, located on the corner of McGregor and Colonial in Fort Myers. Blankets and chairs will be permitted, however coolers are prohibited. For more information, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 9392787. Arts And Crafts Program For KidsThe Alva Community Center is 6 to 8 p.m. on October 25 for school age children who want to come out and create a special project. Juice and cookies will be provided. Cost is $5 per child for ages 7 to 12. Pre-registration is required. This program may be cancelled if the minimum of 10 participants is not meet. For more information, call the center at 239-7282882. rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013

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17 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 From page 1Creativity ContestYellow, birch and tan In a pumpkin patch, Globes of orange cover the land Red and brown, orange and rust Fallen leaves crunch beneath my feet into dust Autumn sun in the hazy sky, Crimson and hanging low Where oh where does the green of spring and summer go? By Jessica Palmer-Piteo Fall for the Arts is a free family festival featuring live performances, games, art and craft stations, face painting and a dunk tank. There will be dozens of booths, with artists displaying and demonstrating their work, as well as cultural organizations presenting their upcoming seasons. Food and beverages will be available. Participating artists include David Arrowsmith, Jen Byer, Lori Denney, Karen Hubbard, Kelly Jumper, Joel Loeper, Lynn Martindale, Alice Melzer, Kelly Muselman, Diana Ripoll, John Swank, Christina Thompson, Andrea Trank, James Usavage and Erma Woodis. Participating organizations include Acoustic Music Society of SWFL, ArtFest Fort Myers, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Community Youth Chorus, Cultural Park Theater, Florida Rep, Gulf Coast Symphony, Gulf Coast Writers Association, Imaginarium Science Center, Jungle House Publications, Little Miss Etiquett, Madieros Studios, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, SWFL Florida Symphony, SWFL Fine Craft Guild and the Symphonic Chorale of SWFL. Participating performers include Dance Bochette, NFM Academy for the Arts Steel Drum Band, Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance, The Todd Green Experience, Gulfshore Ballet, Young Artists Awards, Creative Theater Workshop, Dance Alliance, Florida Repertory Theatre, and Heart & Soles Dance Troupe. Visit www.artinlee.org for more information or to see the performance schedule. Fall for the Arts 2013 is made possible through sponsorships and partnerships with The News Press Media Group, Caloosa Tent & Rental and Publix Supermarkets Charities. The event is powered by Fafco Solar Energy. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. River Romp Sailing RegattaMore than 250 youth sailors will compete in the Caloosahatchee on October 19 and 20 in the annual River Romp Sailing Regatta. The multi-class regatta is a Junior Olympic competition sanctioned by United States Sailing. About 20 members of the Edison Sailing Center in Fort Myers will represent Lee County in the competition, which begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 19 from the north side of the Caloosahatchee in North Fort Myers. The two-day competition will continue at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 20. Sailors ranging in age from 8 to 17 will compete in International Optimist, Club 420, Laser Full, Laser Radial and continued on page 18 Library Provides Services For People With Special Needs!Did you know the library has Books-by-Mail and Talking Books for people who have disabilities or cant get to the library? Books-by-Mail is a fast and conve nient service that supplies printed books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs to adults and children with valid library cards that are unable to visit a Lee County Library System location due to temporary or long-term physical and medical disabil ities. Caregivers also qualify for Books-by-Mail service. Patrons may request library materials by phone or mail. Call 533-4444 to find out how to qualify and request an application. Books-by-Mail is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally the Library System provides books and magazines recorded for people who need to hear their reading, because of a visual disability or a physical dis ability that prevents holding a book or turning a page. Talking Books are played on special players provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the Library of Congress. Books and equipment are mailed postage free to qualified and registered users. The collection contains hundreds of thousands of books and recorded magazines for readers of all ages and interests. An application is available from the Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services, or by calling the Lee County Talking Books Library at 533-4780. The appli cation must be certified by a health care professional. The library system has been serving customers by mail long before Netflix and Amazon, said Sheldon Kaye, Library System Director, and our service is provided at no additional cost to the library cardholder. The Lee County Library System serves Lee County with books, downloadable e-books, digital content, Books-by-Mail, a bookmobile, e-sources, music and films, programs and meeting space. Dont have a Lee County Library System library card? Getting one is free and easy. Visit leelibrary.net to apply online, or stop by any branch. Information about Lee County Library System is available for your convenience 24/7 at leelibrary.net where you can find out about library services, programs, locations, view an online events calendar or place a hold on library items. Telephone reference is available at 479-INFO (4636). 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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201318 Cats Take Center Stage At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauFurry felines are all over the stage, hanging from the an old roller coaster, atop a gigantic wooden carousel horse, roaming through the audience. Thats no surprise because now showing at Broadway Palm is Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webbers fantastic musical, the second-longest-running Broadway show in history, behind Phantom of the Opera. I love Cats... always have and always will. Its a show with non-stop singing and dancing that will leave you wanting more. Amy Marie McCleary not only choreographed the show, she directed it and the result is a show that entertains from start to finish. The cast is exceptional with names like Rum Tum Tugger, Grizabella, Bustopher Jones, Mr. Mistoffelees, Rumpleteazer and Old Deuteronomy, to name just a few. I was especially taken with Drew Starks sexy, playful Rum Tum Tugger, and the house stopping rendition of Memory sung by Annie Freres as Grizabella. A magical dance number by Michael Phillips as Mr. Mistoffelees is another highlight. The dancers take on ballet, tap, modern dance and acrobatic numbers. The talent is amazing. Its the night of the Jellicle Ball and an abandoned amusement park is taken over by a special breed of cats known as Jellicle Cats. The clans elder, Old Deuteronomy, will choose the most deserving cat to be reborn. Most of us know who that will be, but its still a treat watching all the Jellicles vie for that position as they reveal their own personalities. Their message is to remember they are very much like us, and by all means call them by their name. Cats with its award-winning score and flawless cast, is one not to be missed. Its playing through November 23 at Broadway Palm, Southwest Floridas Premier Dinner Theatre. For tickets, call 278-4422, visit www.BroadwayPalm. com or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The production of Cats at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Fort Myers Beach Art Association Upcoming EventsFort Myers Beach Art Association offers the following events in November and December: November until November 29, Studio II showing Paintings from France. Free Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. air festival begins. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more. Over 50 artists will be painting throughout the town of Fort Myers Beach November 5 to 7. Preview Gala, 6 to 9 p.m. in Santini Marina Plaza festival tent. Tickets available, visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information. Square, Fort Myers Beach. Visit www. fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information. tent. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information. open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. festival ends. acrylic or oil with P. Fox, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. color with P. Kane, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart for more information. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. Weaver, 4 to 6 p.m. at gallery. Admission $10. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. sale at Century 21/TriPower Realty, 2011 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments. Free. workshop. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www. fortmyersbeachart for more information. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. with Brian Christensen, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart for more information. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. Painting Trip Show discussion, 1 to 2:15 p.m., and reception 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Refreshments. Free. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. Annual Holiday Sale original artwork at great prices. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. December classes with Patty Kane. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information and fees. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. 9 a.m. to noon. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information and fees. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. 5:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Fee applies. Call 463-3909. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. of members work. F. Bushnell show in Studio II. Free. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. OKane, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information and fees. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. Fox, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information and fees. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. Christensen, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www. fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information and fees. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. closed. Group Show. Free. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building is located on Donora at the corner of Shell Mound in Fort Myers Beach. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information. J ACARANDA The Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene 1223 PERIWINKLE W 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 HOUR5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine From page 17River RompLaser 4.7 classes. U.S. Sailing officials will attend the event to watch up-andcoming young sailors. Some Optimist National Team members will compete. The River Romp Sailing Regatta is the second largest youth regatta in Florida and one of the Junior Olympic sanctioned events during 2013. The Florida sailing community looks forward to visiting Lee County each year for this regatta, said Stephanie Webb, Regatta Chair. Lee County is a perfect sailing venue, and with the fresh win of Team Oracle in the Americas Cup, inter est in sailing has increased. Most sailors will bring two family members with them to the regatta, which means about 750 visitors will be staying in Lee County hotels and frequenting area businesses. The regatta is hosted by the Edison Sailing Center and supported by the Lee County Sports Authority and Lee County and open to spectators. Sailing will be visible from Centennial Park in Fort Myers. For more information about the regatta, visit www.edisonsailingcenter.org. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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19 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 David Ortiz Proved Once Again Why He Is The Greatest Post-Season Hitter In History Of The Red Soxby Ed FrankBaseball in October! With one swing of the bat last Sunday night, David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox proved there is nothing more exciting. Big Papi added to his lore as the greatest post-season hitter in Red Sox history when he blasted the first pitch from Detroit closer Joaquin Benoit over the right field fence at Fenway Park for a grand slam home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift his team to a 5-5 tie. As we all know by now, Boston went on to win the game 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the American League Championship Series, 1-1. The dictionary does not contain enough adjectives to adequately describe Big Papis post-season heroics. And heres why: series. inning or later at five, trailing only Pete Rose and Bernie Williams, who recorded six. recalled the walk-off home run he hit off Paul Quantrill of the New York Yankees in Game Four of the 2004 ALCS when the Red Sox were trailing the Yankees, three games to none. That memorable blast ultimately propelled Boston into the World Series by winning the next three games from New York and then recording a four-game sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals for the first Red Sox title since 1918. If you watched Sunday nights thriller, you will likely long remember the scene of attempt to catch the Ortiz blast. I knew I put a good swing on it, Ortiz said. I got my boy Torii chasing everything out there, nine-time Gold Glove (Award winner), you never know, he almost caught that ball. electrifying centerfield defense and the Ortiz power were keystones of those Twins teams. Twins General Manager Terry Ryan once admitted that it was a big mistake not inning game-winning single by Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was set up in part when Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder failed to catch a foul ball off Saltalamacchias bat in front of fans in the front row along the first base line. Some thought fans had interfered with Fielders attempt. Interestingly, this is the10th anniversary of the Bartman Foul Ball. It was October 14, 2003. The scene was Chicagos ancient Wrigley Field, the sixth game of the National League Championship Series, with the Cubs up three games to two over the Florida Marlins and just five outs away from their first trip to the World Series in 58 years. A foul ball was lofted down the left field line that Cubs right fielder Moises Alou reached into the stands only to have the ball deflected by one Steve Bartman prob ably still today the most vilified Cubs fan in history. The Marlins went on to score eight runs in that inning to capture that memorable sixth game, then the deciding seventh game the next night, and ultimately to win the 2003 World Series. As this week began 10 years later, the ALCS moved to Detroit for games three, four and five. makes it to the 2013 World Series. Florida Everblades Open 2013-14 Hockey Season Tonight The Florida Everblades open the 2013-14 hockey season tonight (Friday) against the Orlando Solar Bears, the team that defeated Florida twice last week in pre-season games, 5-4 and 4-3. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena in Estero. Following tonights opener, the Everblades depart on a long five-game road trip to Orlando, Ontario, Bakersfield and Las Vegas before returning home November 1 to again face Orlando. Torii Hunter David Ortiz 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. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE President General Manager Personal Lines Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472 3022 Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. We are HERE for all your insurance needs To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201320 H ome Depot T o H elp T he Festival Of T reesThe Festival of Trees is happy to announce that The Home Depot will once again be the events Starlight Sponsor. For the last seven years, The Home Depot has provided major support to the Festival by donating pre-lit holiday trees, wreaths and volunteer support. The Home Depot is excited to once again provide for this wonderful and joyous holiday experience for our community, said George Larson, store manager at The Home Depot on Forum Blvd. We are very thankful to have this partnership with Goodwill for the past several years and hope to continue this amazing event in the future. The Festival of Trees is a week-long holiday celebration that begins the day after Thanksgiving (November 29) with a showcase of lavishly decorated Christmas trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District. Last year, over 5,000 visitors attended the festival, which continues for a full week. The Festival wouldnt be possible without our community sponsors, said Madison Mitchell, spokesperson for Goodwill. We are very grateful for the support of The Home Depot. The holiday celebration culminates with the black-tie Tux & Trees Gala on Saturday, December 7. This elegant evening features a live auction of decorated trees and a silent auction of lavish holiday wreaths and other items. Last year, the Festival and Gala raised over $95,000 for The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, which provides long-term support to Goodwills programs and ser vices. To become a Festival of Trees sponsor or to donate an item to the Tux & Trees silent auction, call Madison Mitchell at 995-2106 ext. 2213. For more infor mation or to purchase Gala tickets, visit www.tuxandtrees.com or call 995-2106 ext. 2213. Party I n T he Park Passes On SaleParty in the Park passes, which include entry into JetBlue Park, lunch on the Green Monster provided by Rib City and batting practice swings on the field are still available for purchase for the 2nd annual Party in the Park on Friday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m. Passes for the Party in the Park are $50 per adult, and children younger than 12 are $25 each. Guests will have the opportunity to take batting practice on the field at JetBlue Park, tour the facility and bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items and raffle prizes including weekend getaways, Players Championship passes at TPC Sawgrass, an opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Red Sox Spring Training game and a meet-andgreet with Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Former Red Sox pitcher and 2004 World Series hero Derek Lowe will also be on hand signing autographs. All funds raised will be used by the Red Sox Foundation to support the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Last years inaugural event raised more than $23,000, and two local nonprofits the Heights Foundation and the Childrens Home Society each received $10,000 from the tournament proceeds.Our Party in the Park is a great way for guests to support our local public schools while enjoying a great afternoon at the ballpark, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations for the Red Sox.The Boston Red Sox organization naturally understands the meaning of team work and how it takes a team working together to succeed. The same concept applies to making sure our public-school students achieve at their highest potential, said Marshall T. Bower, president and CEO of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Working together, our community can help students and teachers excel, and the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is proud to work with the Boston Red Sox to help us succeed in our mis sion of enhancing and enriching public education. The Home Depot Tree Presenting sponsors for this years event are Hertz Corporation, Marco Island Marriott and Florida Gulf Coast University. Other sponsors include WCI Communities, Lee Memorial Health System, CVS Caremark, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Construction, Pool Pros, Merrill Lynch and Rib City. The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)3 and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundations primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball. For more information, call 226-4783 or email jbpevents@redsox.com. From page 4Halloween Bake SaleRice & Purtz, P.A., will take place on Thursday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firms downtown Fort Myers office. Proceeds from the sale of baked goods donated by employees, family members, friends and local businesses will benefit the American Heart Associations 2013 Lee County Heart Walk.The firm will have a team at the Heart Walk on Saturday, December 14 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. Over the last two years, the firm has raised more than $3,000 for the national walking event that promotes safe exercise and wellness through community and corporate par ticipation. Thousands of people will walk at more than 2,000 locations across the U.S. to fight heart disease and stroke, our nations number one and three killers.To support the American Heart Association bake sale, visit the law firms downtown office at 1515 Broadway Street, on the northeast corner of Broadway and Main Street. Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., continues to provide a full complement of legal services to clients for more than 50 years in its Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte offices. Areas of practice include personal injury and accidents, wrongful death, wills and estates, real estate, insurance, guardianships and family law, social security disability, commer cial and construction law, criminal law, bankruptcy and BP claims. For more information, visit www. JusticeStartsNow.com, call **LAW (529) on a mobile phone or 334-1146. B ikers For B abies H elmet DriveJoin bikers and community members alike on October 26 for the annual Bikers for Babies Helmet Drive. Volunteers from local bike clubs and supporting organizations will be at various locations throughout Fort Myers and Cape Coral from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. collecting cash donations from the Southwest Florida community. Look for volunteers, helmets inhand, at the corners of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Veterans Parkway, Cape Coral Parkway and Del Prado Boulevard, and Santa Barbara Boulevard at Pine Island Road in Cape Coral as well as Daniels at U.S. 41, College Parkway at U.S. 41, Gladiolus Drive at U.S. 41, and the corner of Summerlin Road and Cypress Lake Parkway in Fort Myers. To get involved, contact Beth SterchiSkotzke at 271-2564. The Helmet Drive contributes to the single largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes, Bikers for Babies, set to once again rumble through Fort Myers November 15 through 17. The Southwest Florida ride is the third largest and longest police escorted ride of all the Bikers for Babies event nationwide. To date, the Southwest Florida ride has raised $1.5 million for local babies and families. This years goal is $150,000. Funds raised will stay in the local community and benefit research and important medical services that help reduce premature births in Southwest Florida.To learn more about the Helmet Drive and the Bikers for Babies weekend, call the March of Dimes office at 433-3463 or visit the website at www.bikersforbabies. org/southwestflorida. You can start raising money now by signing up online at www. bikersforbabies.org/southwestflorida. Four 4 Kids Golf C lassic R eturnsLee Memorial Health System Foundation invites the community as Wolf, Metzger & Maurillo Private Wealth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors presents the Four 4 Kids Golf Classic on Friday, November 1 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club. The golf day begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Single playing spots start at just $150 and sponsorship opportunities are available. A reception post-play will feature a live and silent auction, with some of the most exclusive items available in our area including a Top Gun experience for one person as a fighter pilot for a day in a military aircraft, two one-day badges to the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, a trip for two to the 47th annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, a trip for two to the winners choice of a college sports event, a trip for two to the 2014 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, a trip for two to a NASCAR Nextel Cup Race with premium tickets to a race of the winners choice, a trip for two to the 2014 ESPY Awards Show in Los Angeles, a trip for two to the 2014 NCAA Basketball Final Four semi and final games, a luxury trip to Paris and more.Audi of Fort Myers is the lead sponsor of the event. A drawing for a 2014 Audi A4 will be held at the dinner that evening. Guests will also be treated to a concert by the lead singer of Blessid Union of Souls Eliot Sloan. Sloan will also be joined by current Cincinnati Reds pitcher and 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series champion Bronson Arroyo on stage for a couple of songs during the set. To register to play in the tournament, call the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 343-6950.

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21 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 Fourth Graders At H eights E lementary School R eceive World AtlasThe Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands donated a Childrens World Atlas to every fourth grade student at the school last week. Principal Diane Salko joined Kiwanis members in presenting the atlases to more than 175 students. Students were very appreciative of the resource for homework and family reference to explore the 226 countries of our planet. This geography learning tool also includes many Fascinating Facts about the regions of the world. Club President David Stauffer said, I get such a warm feeling when I saw the joy and expressions on the students faces. They were very thankful. Kiwanis is a global service organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. The club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Call 415-3100 for information about club meetings held every Tuesday. Kiwanis members Viki Luster, Gary Hudson, Laura Ruzicho, Debbie Norris, Richard Tanner, Tina Parsons, Jack Ruzicho, Martha Smith, Principal Diane Salko and Kiwanis member David Stauffer School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NC SPDear Shelley, Our son has major learning problems and we were not happy with slowness of the evaluation process at school so we had a comprehensive evaluation from a private specialist. How can I get the school to use the recommendations from the evaluator? I dont think that the school is too happy about our private evaluation. Cecilia P., location withheld by request Cecilia, Private evaluations can create delicate situations at schools especially since there is great variability in the quality of evaluations by school psychologists and evaluators in the private sector. The key issue here is that outside evaluator has experience in the schools and understands school/teacher expectations as well as the needs of the student at school and can provide reasonable and appropriate recommendations. The federal special education regulations impose an affirmative obligation on the school to consider the results of the evaluation. While the law does not require the team to accept the findings or implement recommendations from a specialist in the private sector, the law does require the school to respond to your concerns about your childs educational program. The law also requires the IEP team to consider the results of any evaluation you obtain with the word consider being defined by the dictionary as to think about carefully in order to arrive at a judgment or decision, especially with regard to taking some action. When you get an evaluation from a specialist in the private sector, ask him/ her to attend the meeting to discuss the findings. If the evaluator is available to describe the childs needs, program, and what will happen if the recommendations are not accepted, it is more likely that the IEP team will accept and use the results. Remember that this is a team effort and that it is critical for all parties to build good working relationships, to be polite and appreciative of everyones efforts in meeting the needs of a student. Legal resources used include Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, IDEA Regulations 34 CFR .502(c)(1) 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. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 12:00-3:00 17831 EGLANTINE LANE, BAYSIDE ESTATES, FORT MYERS BEACH, FL GULF ACCESS NO BRIDGESBOATERS DREAM! This unique, one-of-a-kind home sits on a gulf access canal and has been completely remodeled to Lee County Code. BETTER THAN NEW! Large composite deck kitchen with new cabinets, new appliances and lots of counter space. There is also a built-in entertainment center with surround sound and a built-in hutch and china cabinet. French doors room with wet bar and beautiful view. Lots of storage inside and out plus a 12x12 workshop. This very active 55+ community is just minutes from Fort Myers Beach and world famous Sanibel Island. With too many extras to list, prepare to be WOWED. Offered at $279,000.Sharon Mulvaney, P.A.Realtor, CNE4828 Candia St., Cape Coral, FL 33904Cell Phone: (239) 229-8408 sellingparadise@aol.com Floridas 1st Choice Realty Kristen Mason GraduatesKristen Mason of Fort Myers graduated as a member of the 209th class from The University of Akron. Mason successfully completed the program requirements earning the degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Accelerated Option. In all, the summer 2013 class consists of 1,260 candidates from 24 states and 30 countries. This group includes 56 candidates for doctoral degrees, 403 for masters degrees, 526 for bachelors degrees and 275 for associate degrees. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201322 Present Gold Sponsors Congress Jewelers Coral Veterinary Clinic Sanibel Gear Warm Vanilla Sun Advanced Disposal Linda and Wayne Boyd The Burns Family Sealife by Congress Doug & Sherry Gentry LCEC Molnar Electric, Inc. Brian Murty, Realtor Red, White & Brew Rosier Insurance Sanibel Taxi Donna & John Schubert Suncoast BeveragesFriend Sponsors Sam Galloway Ford LincolnTHE 32ND ANNUAL Baileys General Store Barrier Island Title Services Dan Hahn Custom Builders Heidrick & Co., Insurance Nave Plumbing Lynn and Ed Ridlehoover She Sells Sea Shells Tween Waters Inn Sunday, November 10 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Event Sponsor Event Sponsor PresentGold Sponsors Congress Jewelers Coral Veterinary Clinic Sanibel Gear Warm Vanilla Sun Advanced Disposal Linda and Wayne Boyd The Burns Family Sealife by Congress Doug & Sherry Gentry LCEC Molnar Electric, Inc. Brian Murty, Realtor Red, White & Brew Rosier Insurance Sanibel Taxi Donna & John Schubert Suncoast BeveragesFriend Sponsors Sam Galloway Ford LincolnTHE 32ND ANNUAL Baileys General Store Barrier Island Title Services Dan Hahn Custom Builders Heidrick & Co., Insurance Nave Plumbing Lynn and Ed Ridlehoover She Sells Sea Shells Tween Waters Inn Sunday, November 10 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Event Sponsor Gold Sponsors Sanibel & Captivas CPA/Attorney Team SanCap CPA | Williams Kher kher | Chandler, Mathis & Z ivley, PC. Financial FocusWhat Does Government Shutdown Mean To Investors? by Jennifer BaseyAs youre well aware, a partial government shutdown began on October 1. No matter what ones views are on the political issues that led to this event, its probably fair to say that a shutdown is not particularly good news on many fronts. Although essential services will continue, including Social Security and Medicare payments, other governmental functions will be disrupted, and hundreds of thousands of workers will be furloughed. So, as a citizen, you may well have concerns about the shutdown. But how will the shutdown affect you as an investor? First of all, you may want to take to heart the slogan popularized by the British in World War II: Keep calm and carry on. You dont need to panic, nor do you need to make massive changes to your investment portfolio or even take a time out from investing. Its highly likely that, like all political/economic traumas in the past, this one, too, shall pass. To gain some perspective, you might be interested in knowing that the current situation is not unique. Weve had 17 government shutdowns in the past, most recently in 1996. And the overall effect of these shutdowns on the financial mar kets has not been particularly negative. Stocks dropped during nine of these shutdowns and rose during the other eight. Once the shutdowns ended, the average stock market gain was 2.5 percent over the following three months and 13.3 percent over the following 12 months, according to an analysis of the S & P 500 stock market index. As youve no doubt heard, past performance cannot guarantee future results, so you shouldnt necessar ily expect the market to turn in similar results once this current shutdown is over. Nonetheless, the history of the markets performance following government shutdowns does tell us something about the tremendous ability of the financial markets to absorb short-term crises and then move on. This isnt to say that you wont see some volatility in the days and weeks ahead if the shutdown continues for a while. The financial markets do not like uncertainty, and while some of this uncer tainty may already have been factored in during the past few weeks, as the pos sibility of a shutdown increased, we may still see some significant price gyrations. Try not to overreact to these price swings, if they do occur. If you feel you must do something with regard to your investments, why not take this opportunity to look over your long-term strategy to make sure its still properly aligned with your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon? Over time, your personal situation can change in many ways, so its always a good idea to review your investment portfolio, and to make those changes that can help you continue making progress toward your objectives, such as a comfortable retirement. Furthermore, if we do see some price declines, you may well be presented with the opportunity to buy quality investments at good prices, so stay alert for these possibilities. Above all else, dont let the headlines of today scare you away from investing for tomorrow. With patience, discipline and the ability to maintain a long-term perspective in spite of short-term events, you can develop good investment habits that will serve you well for a lifetime. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. From page 1Art In The WoodsSolomons scarves and Linda Snyders turquoise jewelry. We have a lot of creative people in our community and theyve been busy all summer making stunning items for this sale, said Fred Germann, who along with his wife Patricia, are coordinating the event. This will be a great opportunity to begin your holiday shopping. A portion of proceeds will be donated to local charities, including The Heights Foundation. The arts and crafts show will be held at the clubhouse at the entrance to the community. Admission is free. McGregor Woods is located off McGregor Boulevard at Kelly Road. For more information, call 423-291-9831 or 423-727-0795. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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23 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 deaRPharmacistSide Effect Solutions For Bone Building Meds And Diuretics by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I take a water pill (diuretic) for blood pressure. Now, I have to take Boniva for osteopenia. Is there a connection? Whats next for me? Ive read you for years so please pick my question for the paper. HJ, Ocala, Florida Oh yes, definitely connected! I dont mean to be crass but your diuretic makes you lose water volume (the point). But with every bathroom trip, you pee out minerals! Many people are saying, Aha now, because you started out taking a blood pressure med, then at some point, you were prescribed a bone building drug for osteoporosis. Ill share my side effect solutions because I realize you have to, need to (or want to) take your prescription medications. Youve asked, Whats next for me? Depending on the specific diuretic you take, you may eventually need an antidepressant, something for leg cramps and tinnitus (ear ringing)... you may need a drug for heart arrhythmias, all that to counter the mineral and electrolyte deficiencies that result from the drug mugging effect of drug number 1, your blood pressure drug! Shocked? When side effects due to the drug nutrient depletion (drug mugging) are not recognized, youre get a new disease and a new medication for it. This year, an estimated 163,000 people will suffer memory loss (perhaps Alzheimers) due to various prescription drugs that mug brain nutrients. About 61,000 people will hear the words Parkinsons disease, but you wont realize it was drug-induced! Another 32,000 of you will suffer a hip fracture from a drug-induced fall, and almost 8,000 people will die from internal bleeding caused by over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. This gets me fired up! Its why I wrote Drug Muggers (Rodale 2011) for you, because 75 percent of doctors office visits end with the physician giving you a prescription for a medication and you need me to protect you! Ill email you a longer version of this article with more side effect solutions if you sign up for my free newsletter at my website. In the meantime, here are several side effect solutions to ask your practitioner(s) about. Dont make changes without your physicians approval: Parsley or dandelion These are gentler diuretics, less likely to cause the harsh depletion of minerals; also less likely to cause dehydration in low doses. Marshmallow root Bisphosphonate drugs for bones can irritate the esophagus in sensitive folks. Marshmallow root or slippery elm tea soothe and protect your esophageal tract. Green foods and supplements Think of spinach, kale, spirulina or chlorophyll supplements or wheatgrass shots. These are full of minerals to restore what the drug mugger (diuretic blood pressure pill) is mugging from you. Take me seriously, mineral deficiency leads to heart beat irregularities, faintness, dizziness and depression. Coconut water Unsweetened, unheated coconut water will restore electrolytes if you have to take diuretics or lisinopril, a popular blood pressure drug. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My mother and father continued to live in our family home after their family left. My father developed diabetes and my mother lovingly cared for him and made his health her major interest. After a number of years, he died and she wanted to continue to live in her home. We help her and she also has paid help to come in to assist her with major care. She is now isolated, very lonely and has lost her enthusiasm and interest. She no longer has friends who drop in or phone because they are also having health or adjustment problems or both. We are at a loss to know what to do because she certainly continues to go downhill. Could you please help us? Lesley Dear Lesley, Please take your mother to her physician and have her evaluated to rule out any medical problems. Discuss with your mother what you see and think about her situation. She may feel isolated and want a change as well. If she does not want to move into an independent living or assisted living community, there are senior centers and other community programs providing companionship and activities. If your mothers private duty staff cannot take her, other transportation services should be available in your area. Many folks I know choose to stay in their homes and socialize in senior centers. Pryce Dear Lesley, Your mother may be still grieving for her husband and her lost lifestyle. Loneliness is a dreadful condition that unfortunately can be life-threatening if not treated. We all need to be in contact with others, some more than others, to meet our social needs. Pryce has given you some great suggestions, and a place to start. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Hunger Walk Sponsors Needed Its not too early to start organizing your team and sponsorship for the 2014 Hunger Walk. The 2014 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk will be held on Saturday, January 18 at Miromar Outlets in Estero. Six Years Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope is the theme of the event. Co-chairs are Sandy Robinson of Northern Trust and Dr. Brian Schwartz of 21st Century Oncology. Participants raised $1 million during the Hunger Walks first five years. The goal for the 2014 Hunger Walk is to raise $300,000. Each dollar donated to the Hunger Walk will provide $6 worth of food to those in need in Southwest Florida. Donations will benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank. We hope you share in our vision of a community free of hunger, Robinson said. The presenting sponsors are Garden Street Iron & Metal, Inc. and the Lee County Sheriffs Office. For ponsorship information, contact Marta Hodson at 334-7007 ext. 132 or martahodson@harrychapinfoodbank.org. Individuals, businesses and groups wishing to participate in the Hunger Walk may register by accessing www.harrychapinfoodbank.org and following the link to the Hunger Walk. CPR And AED Classes OfferedStarting in November, every third Saturday of the month, Veterans Park Recreation Center is offering Family & Friends CPR and AED classes. Instruction and hands on practice in infant, child and adult CPR, first aid for choking and the use of AEDs when appropriate. It is intended for parents, grandparents and teenagers who babysit (age 10 to 15 if accompanied by an adult). The Family & Friends CPR course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a classroom setting by using the AHAs research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. The course does not include cer tification upon completion. The course fee is $25 and is held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on November 16, December 21 and January 18. Veterans Park Recreation Center is located at 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres. Call 369-1521 to sign up or for more information. Kiwanians Learn About Diabetic RetinopathyWould you want to know if you possessed early indications of diabetes, some five to seven years before the traditional blood test of today? Kiwanis members learned how to detect early indicators of the presence of diabetes just by completing a six second eye scan. Approximately one in four Americans has diabetes or are diagnosed pre-diabetic. Complications of diabetes including blindness, kidney failure and amputation can be avoided with early disease detection and intervention. The first FDA-approved device to measure autofluorscence of the eye is now available here in Fort Myers. The crystalline lens of the eye is quickly and easily scanned to provide any early indication of the presence of uncontrolled glucose and diabetes, years before the onset of disease complications. One of the most important benefits of changing traditional diabetic testing is that individuals can modify their lifestyle long before complications ensue. This test can only be done for those who have not had cataract or any eye lens surgery. There currently is no fee for this screening because Malkani Retina Center wants to get the information out there. Call 324-4888 or visit www.mrcmd.com for more details. The club welcomes service-oriented business professionals and individuals to join in the effort to make a difference in the world, one child and one community at a time. Meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at First Watch, 13211 McGregor Blvd. in the Design Center Mall, except the second Tuesday when a noon lunch and board meeting is held at Faith United Methodist Church, 15690 McGregor Boulevard in South Fort Myers. For further details about the club and what they do, visit www.kiwanisgtti.com or contact President Gary Hudson at 481-7748 or gkhudson@earthlink.net.

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THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201324 C ops & Joggers 5K Participation Nearly T riplesSurpassing its goal of 720 runners, the Fort Myers Police Department recorded a total of 841 registered runners, including 43 children under 12, who took part in this years Cops & Joggers 5K held on Saturday, September 28 at Centennial Park. Benefitting fallen police officers and firefighters, this years event was held dur ing the evening hours with the glow of first responders lights lining the race path. Beginning at 7:45 p.m., the 3.1-mile run began and ended at Centennial Park, crossing the Edison Bridge southbound. Since its inception, the Cops & Joggers 5K has attracted an average of 386 runners, making this years participation the largest turnout to date. Since our first race on October 25, 2008 to this years race... 720 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. It was an honor to have each runner represent a fallen comrade as they participated in this 5K, said Lt. Jeffrey Bernice of the FMPD Our gratitude goes out to the sponsors, runners, walkers, volunteers and every person who made this event a success. We will never forget the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Featuring DJ Nestor Barreiro, the event included bounce houses, face painting, obstacle courses and food vendors including Bajio Mexican Grill, Bellacinos Pizza & Grinders, Kona Ice, McCarters BBQ, Uncle Roys Kettle Corn and Fro Yo Frozen Yogurt. The event was first established in 2008 to assist the family of Officer Andrew Widman who was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2008. Proceeds from this years event benefit fallen officer Sgt. Mike Wilsons family, the FMPD Fallen Officers Memorial Fund and The Brotherhood Ride, both organizations aid the families of fallen police officers and firefighters who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. For more information about the event, contact Lt. Jeffrey Bernice at jbernice@ fmpolice.com or phone 321-7698. Cops & Joggers 5K 2013 starting line Chris Camacho, first-place runner Ray Schilke III and Ray Schilke, Jr. Valerie Rodriguez with Keilin, 3 and Kealie Hernandez, 4 David and Rhonda Isom with Kaye and Jim Molnar Tim Sullivan with Eddy Terry Maik, Danielle LaMay, Julianne DeCotis and Chelsea Ciulla Ashley and Danny White Coleman, Deputy Corey and Brooke Roberts Cassandra, Chris and Judy Shepherd Lt. Victor Medico and Matt Chitwood

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25 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013DID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A col league might offer to open a door for you professionally. But before you walk through it, be sure this favor isnt attached to an obligation you might find difficult to dis charge. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your cre ativity, your persistence and your reliability could lead to a major career shift. Be sure to use that other Taurean trait, your practicality, when discussing what the job offers. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A changing situation might require some adjustments you might not have been prepared to make. However, flexibility in this matter could be the best course to follow at this time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Youre in a period of fluctuating moods, which is not unusual for the Moon Child. Your emotions stabilize by the 25th. Meanwhile, try to hold off making major decisions until then. LEO (July 23 to August 22) That keen sense of perception helps you hunt down those minute details that others overlook. And, of course, your Leonine ego will accept the expected praise with good grace. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be careful not to be confrontational when raising a work-related issue. Better to make a request than a demand. And, of course, be prepared to back up your case with facts. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your ego might be hurt when a colleague turns down your offer to help. But accept it as a rejection of your offer, not of you. A friend from the past could re-emerge by weeks end. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A flow of positive energy turns a work proj ect you didnt want to do into something you actually love doing. Now, take that attitude into your social, intimate life -and enjoy what follows. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Working hard to meet your professional goals is fine. But dont neglect your private life, especially where it con cerns your more cherished relationships. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Patience remains the key word in deal ing with an emotionally sensitive situation involving a close friend or family member. Help comes your way by weeks end. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) With new information coming in, its a good time to rethink some of your goals without taking suggestions from others, no matter how well-meaning they might be. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Making progress on your project is relatively easy in the early part of the week. A problem could arise midweek. But all goes swim mingly once its resolved. BORN THIS WEEK: Holding fast to your principles, no matter what, inspires oth ers to follow your example. connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River. Built in only two years, 83 canal locks accommodated the 500-foot rise in elevation. The canal was In nine years, tolls had paid back the cost of construction. ironclad Monitor is laid at Greenpoint, N.Y. -had a low profile, rising only 18 inches above the water. The ship had a draft of less than 11 feet so it could operate in the shal low harbors and rivers of the South. subway opens. The first line, operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), traveled 9.1 miles through 28 stations. That evening, the subway opened to the general public, and more than 100,000 people paid a nickel each to take their first ride under Manhattan. Charter, which was adopted and signed enforced. Representatives of 50 nations attended the first conference. Fifth Avenue, thousands of people line up outside a bizarrely shaped white concrete building that resembled a giant upside-down cupcake. It was opening day at the new Guggenheim Museum, home to one of the worlds top collections of contemporary art. has placed nuclear weapons in Cuba and blockade to prevent any other offensive weapons from entering the island nation just 90 miles from the Florida Keys. sparked by an ethylene gas leak at a plastics factory in Pasadena, Texas, kills 23 people. Approximately 85,000 pounds of highly flammable ethylene-isobutane gas were released into the plant. Within two minutes, the large gas cloud ignited with the power of two-and-a-half tons of dynamite. lowing sage observation: The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. edy and a type of sea urchin share the same from the Greek word echino, which means hedgehog. of respondents admitted that they had dinged the car, then lied to their spouse, saying someone else was responsible for the dam age. as formidable as it is today. In 1913, former President Theodore Roosevelt was walk ing down a Milwaukee street, heading to a speech he was scheduled to give. A man named John Schrank pulled out a gun and shot toward Roosevelt, who staggered but did not fall. There was no blood evident, and Roosevelt, who was campaigning for a second term, insisted on delivering his speech. When he pulled from a coat pocket the 100 pages on which his speech was writ ten, he saw a bullet hole through the sheets of paper. Still determined to carry on, he gave the speech before going to the hospital, where it was discovered that the bullet had perpetrator was arrested, it became evident that Shcrank was insane; he claimed that President William McKinley had revealed to him in a dream that Roosevelt was respon sible for McKinleys assassination. Shrank spent the next 32 years in an insane asylum. large, but you might not be aware of quite how large: It covers fully half the surface of the planet. We are not retreating -we are advanc ing in another direction. -Gen. Douglas MacArthur THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS TRIVIA TEST 10. Isak Dinesen (Out of Africa) ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 2. Hank Aaron was one of three players to play for both the Milwaukee Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers. Name one of the other two. 3. When was the last time the Commander-in-Chief s Trophy was shared among the 5. When was the last time before 2013 that the Colorado Avalanche franchise had the ANSWERS 7. Seven strokes, by Larry Laoretti (1992) and Brad Bryant (2007).

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201326 TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES Over 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myers GENERAL CONTRACTOR N C R CGC1517615239-593-1998 FISHING CHARTER CAPT. MAT T MI TCHELL USCG Licensed & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com CONTRACTOR G I P M SR C D P D P CG D GrSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 COSMETICS Career information available Gift ideas available ALWAYS A GIFT WITH PURCHASE! Native Florida Fry Bread (Florida Harvest Vegetable Fritters) 1 cup zucchini or yellow squash, seeds removed, chopped fine 1 cup snap beans, diced small 1 cup corn, shucked, kernels removed from the cob 1 cup natural flour 1 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped fine, or 1 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup garbanzo beans, cooked and mashed Slightly warm water, as needed Vegetable oil, for frying Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste In a large mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and sage. Stir in the mashed garbanzo beans and the squash, snap beans and corn. Add 1 teaspoon of warm water (may need to add more, a little at a time) and mix until a dough-like substance if formed (mixture should be soft but not runny). Form patties with the mixture or drop them with a spoon. Pre-heat a medium sized saut pan. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of oil to the hot pan. Form patties with the mixture or drop them with a spoon. Cook the fry bread until crispy on both sides and done in the middle. Remove from pan and let drain on paper towels. Season the fry bread with salt and pepper to taste. Continue this process until all the dough mixture is gone. Serve warm. Native Florida Fry Bread (Florida Harvest Vegetable Fritters) Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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27 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 answer on page 27 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING COMPUTERS FINANCIAL SERVICES THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. To learn about the bene ts of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC To learn about the benefits of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.www.edwardjones.comMember SIPC Jennifer L BaseyFinancial Advisor.1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 BUILDING CONTRACTOR

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29 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON Goodwill To Open Outlet, Sell By The PoundGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is introducing a new shopping concept. The Goodwill Outlet Center, which opened Thursday, October 10 and, will sell merchandise by the pound in an effort to grow its recycling efforts. The outlet center will be located at 5100 Tice Street, Fort Myers, in the new Goodwill Opportunity Center. The outlet center gives our shoppers a chance to purchase textiles and wares very inexpensively and by the pound, said Jennifer Nelson, senior director of sustainability. Most of the outlet shoppers will be flea market sellers and vendors. We hope to become suppliers for these vendors. Clothing, textiles, books, CDs/DVDs, housewares and toys will be sold at 89 cents a pound, with shoes being sold for $1.29 a pound. Furniture and other large items will be priced individually. In 2012, Goodwill diverted 29 million pounds from landfills. This was achieved by selling donated items in 27 retail and donation centers and by directing other items through Goodwills salvage department. Previously, when an item did not sell in Goodwills stores within four weeks, it was diverted to the salvage market to have another opportunity to generate revenue. The outlet will now provide an additional step for these items to provide income for Goodwills programs and ser vices. The outlet store will help keep items that dont sell at our other stores out of the landfill, says Goodwills senior director of operations, Bryan Avery. There will be a constant rotation of products on the 9,131-square-foot floor; this will allow customers to stay for long periods to supply their business. Goodwill also recycles e-waste such as computers, printers, cell phones, fax machines and small appliances as well as commodities such as metal, plastic and cardboard as part of its sustainability efforts. The outlets opening marks phase two of Goodwills Opportunity Center. Phase One was the opening of the Goodwill LIFE Academy, a school for students with developmental disabilities, earlier in the summer. Throughout the last half of 2013, Goodwill will be relocating its administrative and operational departments to the Opportunity Center. It will also be opening an adult skills training facility on the campus. TOOL BOX WASHES UP ON SANIBELThis tool box with motor parts washed up on shore Saturday morning, May 8 about 8:30 on the beach at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security 239-472-4151.NS 6/14 CC TFN LOST AND FOUND FOR SALELIFT CHAIRPower lift and recline chair, blue. Like new. $500 or best offer. Call 395-0927NS 10/11 CC 10/18 YAMAHA ELECTRIC KEYBOARD Yamaha PSR292 61 key ELECTRIC KEYBOARD with attachable stand. $150. Call 395-2811.NS 10/18 CC 10/25 PETSFREE KITTEN TO GOOD HOMEFree kitten to good, safe home. No de-clawing. Fiesty Bengal mix. Call 472-1788 after 5 p.m.NS 5/31 NC TFN 2 MALE GUINEA PIGS 2 Male Guinea Pigs (12 mos old) free with cage and all accessories. Moving to home that will not allow pets. Please call Beth at 410-4421 or email esk1966@comcast.netNS 10/4 NC TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 9/6 CC 11/29 FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND Read us online at IslandSunNews.com CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS Edison State College Welcomes Veterans And Their FamiliesEdison State College is offering a Veteran and Military Family Information Session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21. The session is designed to help veterans learn more about the financial aid and related benefits available for them at Edison State. Our active and retired veterans do so much for our country, and we want to make sure they know of all the benefits and services available to them here at Edison State College, said Denise Thompson, veterans affairs specialist at Edison State College. Edison is proud to welcome our veterans and wants to help them achieve their profes sional goals for their futures. This event will allow attendees to learn about Edison State College and all of the unique benefits active duty, veterans and dependents may qualify to receive. This pre sentation will outline the many programs of study, student support services, financial aid and other relevant topics to becoming a student at Edison State College. Guests will be able to meet with several Edison State College departments, staff and students which include: Veterans Affairs Office, Admissions Office, Financial Aid, Student Services, Adaptive Services, Academic Advising, Academic Success, Career Services, current stu dent veterans, and others. For more information or to RSVP, contact Adela Lozano by calling 432-7360 or emailing adela.lozano@edison.edu. To learn more about the veteran services offered at Edison State College, visit www.edison.edu/veteranservices. Bank of the Islands Rob Lisenbee presents check to new CROW Executive Director Stephen Calabro, renewing the banks role as Presenting Sponsor of the November 10 Taste of the Islands. Please join them at the Tastes new home, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, for this annual island event Sponsorship Renewed For CROWs Taste Of The IslandsCROW announced last week that Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank was renewing its Presenting Sponsorship for Taste of the Islands, to be held at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sunday, November 10.

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If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732 Emergency . ......................................................................................... 911 Lee County Sheriffs Ofce . ........................................................ 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 Ofce . ..................................................................... 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 . ........................................................... 239-597-1111 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 Historical Society . ........................................ 939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History . ...................................... 321-7430 True Tours . ................................................................................. 945-0405 Pets Of The Week SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 THE RIVER OCTOBER 18, 201330 Hello, my name is Bear. Im a 3-year-old neutered male tri-colored American Bulldog. Im not Zorro, not a raccoon and not a clown... Im Bear and there is no other dog quite as adorable and lovable as me. Im big, awkward and comical and Im sure to make you laugh. I can sit, take treats nicely and walk well on a leash as long as you are the one in control. Let me be the line leader and wed wind up in China. Patience, training, love and exercise are all I need to be a great dog. In return, you will get a big, lovable, goofy buddy for life. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Dogtober & Caturday adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Blossom. Im a 2-year-old female tortie domestic short hair. Im a very peoplefriendly, playful little kitty. My eyes are the color of goldenrod and my coat is very shiny with beautiful fall colors, so its the perfect time of year to adopt me. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Dogtober & Caturday adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Blossom ID# 570487 Bear ID# 572394 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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