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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 44 NOVEMBER 8, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Edison & Ford Winter Estates Upcoming EventsNovember at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the opening of the 38th annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights, the return of Garden Tours, and free admission to veterans on Veterans Day, as well as a variety of other special programs and activities. The November schedule includes: Edison Ford Garden Tours return for season on Wednesdays, November 6 to April 30, 10:30 a.m. Staff lead tours of the 20 acres of gardens of the Edison and Ford families. The Edisons came to Fort Myers in 1886. During the next four decades, they created a lovely winter estate complex. Edison designed the gardens for many purposes, including research on the practical and industrial uses of agriculture and native plants. Today, many of the original plants are still thriving. Audiotour, Edison Ford Museum and Lab included in admission. Cost: Edison Ford members are free; nonmembers are $30. Emerging Inventors/Early Learners: Electricity & Energy, November 21, 9 to 11 a.m. Edison Ford Emerging Inventors Early Learning Program is for children ages 1 to 3 and their parents, grandparents and other family members. Emerging Inventors will experiment with electricity and energy through hands-on activities and demonstrations that will make their hair stand up and paper dance. The program includes socializing with others, educational activities, storytime, singing, crafts and exploring the homes, gardens and museum at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Each session introduces science through activities and time to tend the Emerging Inventors Vegetable Garden. Cost: Edison Ford members are $5; non-members are $15 (one adult, one child). Edison Ford Garden Talk: Plant Propagation and Aftercare, November 9, 9 a.m. Edison Ford Historic Garden Manager Steve Hottovy teaches propagation techniques for the home gardener. Hottovy will demonstrate basic techniques of layering, cutting and seed propagation, as well as tips and tools for successful home propagation. Workshop includes tour of the Edison Propagation Nursery. Cost: Edison Ford members are free; non-members are $5. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Free admission to veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering free admission to United States veterans and their families on Veterans continued on page 5 Edison Ford Holiday Nights opens on November 29 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates photo by Joe Capasso Edison Ford Garden Tours return for season on WednesdaysRiver District Saturday Art Fair The sidewalks of First Street will be full of art and craft vendors on Saturday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be over 35 local art vendors selling their original art, jewelry, photography, stained glass, fused glass, upcycled art and pottery on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Attendees can get their portrait done in 15 minutes or less starting at $10. The Art Fair is the third Saturday of each month from November to April. Local artists wishing to join the fair can contact Claudia Goode at cgoode@ actabuse.com or Arts for ACT Gallery at 337-5050. Colorful paintings and jewelry Rotarys Italian Fest Boasts Fun, Great Food For The Entire FamilyThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers returns to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, November 10 for Italian Fest 2013, sponsored by the Boston Red Sox Foundation. Italian Fest 2013 will tantalize your taste buds and provide entertainment for the continued on page 4 Spaghetti eating contest during last years Italian Fest

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 20132 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Honoring Vets Of The Great War by Gerri Reaves, PhDThis 1960s photo taken from the front ledge of the Lee County Courthouse captures the rededication of a memorial plaque honoring county veterans of the World War, the text reads. The group, many in uniform, stands near the northeast corner of the grounds at Main Street and Broadway. In the background is the 1926 Belmar Building with its signature clock. The rededication was necessary because of the construction of the Lee County Administration Office Building. In 1922, the Rabe O. Wilkinson Post 38 of the American Legion had dedicated the memorial and it had been placed near the rear of the courthouse on the Broadway side. Honoring World War I (WWI) vets a task the post tackled soon after it was founded in 1919. However, decades later, the new office building facing Second Street was constructed to connect to the rear of the 1915 Lee County Courthouse via the 40by 43-foot 1926 courthouse addition. So, the plaque had to be moved. The impact of WWI on Fort Myers not as profound as that of WWII would be, when two large Army bases would be established in the area. For one thing, it was a shorter war. Although it started in 1914 in Europe, the U.S. did not enter it until 1917. Fort Myers was a much smaller town, too, and fewer people were actually sent to fight. Even so, everyone from students to the Red Cross to Boy Scouts did volunteer work, such as preparing medical supplies and selling war bonds. Besides erecting the memorial plaque, Post 38 did another thing to ensure that the tragedy of the War to End All Wars would not be forgotten. When the post was founded in 1919, it was named for Rabe O. Wilkison. Private Wilkison died in the battle at St. Mihiel on September 16, 1918, only three months after being drafted at age 22 and less than two months before the Armistice. After World War II ended in 1945, Armistice Day became a day of tribute to veterans of both world wars. In 1954, in the United States, November 11 was renamed Veterans Day in honor of veterans of all U.S. wars. Walk down to Main and Broadway and take the time to read the heartfelt words written in tribute to WWI vets. continued on page 29 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau The Belmars Buildings (background) Mediterranean-style architectural features, such as the central bell tower, have vanished, but the clock over the entrance is still there. The plaque originally faced the intersection, but now faces the courthouse. photo by Gerri Reaves The plaque was refurbished a couple of years ago photo by Gerri Reaves A 1922 memorial plaque honoring World War I veterans from Lee County was moved and rededicated on the Lee County Courthouse grounds in the 1960s. Nickells Jewelry Store occupied the corner storefront of the Belmar Building. courtesy of the American Legion Post 38

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3 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013Fort Myers Public Art: Rauschenberg Still Exerts Influenceby Tom HallOn October 29, Robert Rauschenberg would have turned 88. Although hes been gone nearly five-anda-half years, Rauschenbergs influence can still be felt on a daily basis throughout the Southwest Florida art community. Art critics and historians are quick to point out that Rauschenbergs legacy is as a pioneer whose experimental approach to craft and media paved the way for the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and all the pop, conceptual, process and performance artists who followed in his wide wake. But Rauschenberg did more than merely lay the groundwork for later iconic artists and art movements. His body of work gives continuing permission to subsequent generations of artists to stretch the boundaries of art to obscure the lines between painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and performance art even more than he did to push, prod and re-conceive the media in which they choose to work. Rauschenberg is often remembered for incorporating found objects into his compositions. But Rauschenberg did so much more than build on the imperatives begun by Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. It wasnt that he used objets trouve in his combines and collages. No, he convinced the art world that junk the flotsam and jetsam produced by everyday life could not only become artistic media, but could produce beautiful art. I feel sorry for people who think things like soap dishes or mirrors or Coke bottles are ugly, Rauschenberg once famously stated, because theyre surrounded by things like that all day long, and it must make them miserable. By that standard, then, the artists who work and exhibit in the River District must be happy, vital souls because so many of them constantly push their personal and artistic envelopes, blending and blurring media and genre, embracing found objects of every type and description into their imaginative and often perplexing two-dimensional compositions and sculptural pieces. Walk into Arts for ACT or the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on any given day, and youll likely see aspects of Rauschenberg in the work of mixed media artists like Michael St. Amand, Cesar Aguilera, Susan Mills, Bradford Hermann, Jonathan Kane and Lisa Freidus. Oh, thats not to suggest they are intentionally trying to replicate Rauschenbergs work. They dont have to. His influence persists even if theyre not aware of the debt they owe him for the freedom of artistic expression they enjoy today. And the fact that so many of these artists find a voice at Arts for ACT would undoubtedly please Rauschenberg to no end, as he was an avid supporter during his later years of the gallery and the work ACT does in helping the victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking, and their families. One River District artist who especially exemplifies Rauschenbergs bravado and artistic temperament is Marcus Jansen. Like Rauschenberg, Jansen combines technical skill and expertise with a profound sense of purpose and a truly unique awareness of the world. Like Rauschenberg, Jansen addresses major themes of worldwide concern without bombast or pretence. He, too, exploits the messiness of everyday life. He, too, appropriates media images and pop brands (like Dorothy from Oz) into works that are simultaneously homage and parody. And then theres that whole car tire and bicycle thing not to mention Jansens ever-present quest to incorporate technology in ever more imaginative and inventive ways into not only his startling urban landscapes, but his equally surprising aerials as well. Given these similarities, it is interesting that Rauschenbergs former gallery assistant Jonas Stirner is now collaborating with Jansen at UNIT A. And it is through Stirner, Lawrence Voytek, Darryl Pottorf and even Kat Epple that Rauschenbergs influence continues to be exerted on the Southwest Florida art community today. All worked closely with Rauschenberg for many years, and although their art is uniquely their own, their process and inventiveness cannot help but reflect their tutelage in Rauschenbergs studio and print shop on Captiva Island. In fact, Pottorf is still perfecting the transfer solvent printmaking technique that Rauschenberg first developed more than two decades ago. Thanks to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundations $350 million endowment over the next decade and a half, his Captiva compound is now home to 42 artists in residence whose aim is to evoke the cross-fertilization, free-flowing exchange of ideas that Rauschenberg experienced first at North Carolinas Black Mountain College art community and later during his six-year partnership in New York with Jasper Johns, John Cage and Merce Cunningham. (The four-way exchanges were quite marvelous, Cage later recalled. It was the climate of being together that would suggest the work to be done.) It remains to be seen how this new iteration of Rauschenbergs art compound will impact the community, but if the lessons Rauschenberg taught about the value of collaboration are retaught and relearned, the ripples will surely be felt. And last, but by no means least is the gallery that bears Rauschenbergs name. With the departure earlier this year of long-time director Ron Bishop, the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College is now under the capable stewardship of Jade Dellinger, who many Southwest Florida art lovers and collectors met when he curated a 10-year retrospective of John Cages work. Dedicated to furthering the legacy of the gallerys namesake, Dellinger is busily finalizing plans for a number of exciting exhibitions that will build upon the important although undervalued work that Rauschenberg did in going overseas to bring art to the world, and the world to Fort Myers. Bob Rauschenberg may be gone in body, but his irrepressible, effervescent spirit lives on in many forms and guises here in the Southwest Florida art community that he loved so dearly. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Robert Rauschenberg (239) 337-3377 www.MorganHouseRestaurant.com Winter Hours Return November 1 st 33 Patio de Leon Fort Myers

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 20134 239-288-5318 239-288-5318 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKWe Carry Large MachinesHappy WifeCoin Laundromat BIG LOTS PLAZA BIG LOTS PLAZA 15660 San Carlos Blvd. 15660 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33908 Ft. Myers, FL 33908 From page 1Rotarys Italian Festwhole family. Italian food will be plentiful, along with cold beverages, beer, wine, Italian ice and ice cream. Restaurants represented at this years festival include A Touch of Italy, LaMottas Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Marios Meat Market, Pizza Fusion, Queenies Ice Cream and University Grill. Back by popular demand is the Marinara Contest, judged by a panel of local celebrities. A marinara sauce is a highly seasoned tomato sauce made with garlic and/or other such ingredients as onions, parsley, olives, etc., but does not contain any meat. Homemade sauces may be entered by individuals (sorry, no restaurants) until 12:30 p.m. during Italian Fest on November 10. Preregistration is strongly suggested by completing an entry form and sending your entry fee of $10 to Rotary Club of Fort Myers, 2101 McGregor Blvd., Suite 102, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Prizes are $50 cash for first place, $25 cash for second place and a restaurant gift certificate for third place. Sauces must be delivered to the festival grounds on November 10 in a pint-size, non-returnable container. For full rules and entry forms, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org. The entertainment lineup includes Alter Ego, The Cracker Blues Band, the Hot Flashz Dance Team and Miss CCs Creative Dancers. Entertainment begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m. Fun family activities are plentiful and will include a spaghetti eating contest, bounce houses, slides and more. Italian Fest 2013 will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, on the corner of McGregor and Colonial. Blankets and chairs are allowed, however, coolers are prohibited. Event proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Childrens Advocacy Center and Special Equestrians. This event is generously sponsored by the Boston Red Sox with additional support from Lee Memorial Health System. For event details, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 3328158. Crowds milling about during Italian Fest 2012 at the Alliance for the Arts Fun family-friendly activities are plentiful at Italian Fest 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 Simplify Your Shopping!Order Your Groceries Online!Phone: (239) 313-1488www.fortmyersdailybread.com Local Grocery Delivery ServiceServing Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs and NaplesFREE delivery on orders over $150 INVENTORY, FABRICATING MACHINERY, VEHICLES, LIFTSSaturday, December 14 @ 9amCASALE MARBLE IMPORTS, INC. 750 SW 17th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444COMLY Auctioneers & Appraisers (#AB2748) (800) 883-2665 COMLY.COM LIVE WEBCAST AUCTION SALEBY ORDER OF RECEIVERINDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE, INVENTORY, SUPPORT EQUIPMENT Sunday, November 17 @ 10amCMI STONE DIRECT3531 S Metro Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL 33916GULFCOAST Realty & Auctions (#AU415/#BK365-221) Phone: (239) 242-7661

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5 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 From page 1Estates Upcoming EventsDay, November 11. Edison Ford is honoring the men, women and families of those who have served our country. Free admission includes an audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, laboratory and museum. In addition, Uncle Sam will be greeting veterans and visitors at the Ford Estate from 1 to 4 p.m. Veterans will receive a 10 percent discount on Edison Ford membership and items in the Museum Store and Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops. Veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers to receive free admission. Current servicemen and women may also gain free admission by presenting an active military ID. Edison Ford Monthly Volunteer Meeting and Program, November 12, 9:30 a.m., Join Edison Ford Chief Curator Alison Giesen and curators who will discuss the history of the holidays during the early part of the last century, focusing on Edisons electric Christmas lights and Henry Fords love of Santa Claus and his Santa Village. Meeting and lectures are open to current Edison Ford volunteers, potential volunteers, and the public. For additional information, contact the Volunteer Department at 334-7419. Scarf Art Workshop with artist Marie Dyer, November 23, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops Join artist Marie Dyer and create your own hand-painted silk scarf. Dyer will teach a variety of techniques to inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a-kind scarf. All materials will be provided. Cost: Edison Ford members are $85; non-members are $90. Space is limited, registration is required by calling 334-7419. Participants may bring their own lunch or enjoy eating at the restaurants at Bell Tower Shops. Edison Ford Holiday Nights opens Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29 to January 4, Edison Ford open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Opening Night Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 29 at 6 p.m. The 38th annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates opens earlier this year, on Thanksgiving weekend, and is a must see holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. During the holidays, the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated and visitors have the option of a self-guided tour or a guided tour with an Edison Ford site historian (6 and 7 p.m.). Edison Ford Holiday Nights includes nightly entertainment by school and community groups, book signings and appearances by artists, and the Childrens Tree Trail, a forest of trees decorated by Lee County students. The Museum and Lab will be open during the event. Tickets for a self-guided tour are $15 for adults and $2 for children (6 to 12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $11 for children (6 to 12). Edison Ford members are free. Clydesdale Wagon Rides provided by Whispering Pines, November 29, December 13 and 27, January 3; 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Clydesdale wagon rides will take you through historic Edison Park. Cost: Adults are $10, Children are $5. Santa visits in the Ford Santa Workshop, November 30, December 7, 11 and 23; 6 to 8 p.m. Children will enjoy cartooning with Santa (Doug MacGregor). Behind The Scenes Holiday Traditions Tours, December 3, 10 and 17; 6:30 p.m. A behind the scenes tour takes you inside and up close in the Edison and Ford homes, led by curatorial staff with special insight on the traditions of the Edison and Ford families. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. City Veterans Day ScheduleThe City of Fort Myers will observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 11. City Hall and City Offices will be closed. All solid waste collection services for garbage, recycling and yard waste will be performed as scheduled. Lunch, Dinner Snacks in Between 11am-10pm RIVER FREE MARINA DOCKAGE 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only... No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Nov. 15, 2013 Jammies And Jeans At Temple JudeaOn Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m., Temple Judea hosts Jammies and Jeans, a Shabbat evening especially for young children and their families. Held on the second Friday of each month, it is open to the entire community. The Jammies and Jeans Shabbat service is in addition to the regular 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service. Throw on your jeans and get your kids in their jammies for a casual, warm and kid-friendly Shabbat service filled with singing, storytelling and lots of fun followed by dinner. The Shabbat service is held in the Synagogue, followed by a dinner of macaroni and cheese, steamed veggies and either ice cream cones or sandwiches at 6 p.m. To make dinner reservations, send an email to jenmanekin@yahoo.com. Rabbi Sack will help you enjoy and celebrate the joy of Shabbat with stories, songs, dancing and more. This months Jammies and Jeans dinner is hosted by the Hershman family. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 20136 Magical Auction Lots At 3 WishesThe 3 Wishes fundraiser is not only an extraordinary evening featuring celebrity chefs, outstanding cuisine and festive entertainment, but it will also include seven live auction lots that were specially designed for the over-the-top event. The Friday, November 8 event, benefiting Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida, will take place at the Cave of Wonders at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the River District of Fort Myers. We are honored and thrilled by the generous donors of these special auction items, said Michele Eddy, co-chair of the second annual event. This live auction will elevate our event and enable us to donate even more money to the three childrens charities. Lot 1: Girls Just Want To Have Fun includes custom jewelry by Mark Loren Designs, a sunset cruise aboard Marine Maxs Sea Ray Sport Yacht, dinner for 10 hosted by Dr. John and Fran Fenning, tickets to the Ringling Wine Experience in Sarasota, designer goodie bags and more. Lot 2: Extreme Makeover features three life-changing experiences including a nine-week personal makeover at Nuviva, a $7,500 room redesign and $30,000 in furnishings by conceptual artist and designer Dwayne Bergmann, plus a yard makeover by Stahlman-England. Lot 3: Northern California Wine Exploration is a trip of a lifetime for two couples to Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Mendocino Countys Anderson Valley with accommodations in designer estates along with tours and tastings all arranged by the highly acclaimed Signature Vintner Cardinale, plus an evening in San Francisco. Lot 4: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 is a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to live like a rock star, including two tickets to the induction ceremony in New York City, a signed custom-framed guitar by Aerosmith, an autographed framed Rolling Stones album cover and hotel accommodations at The Plaza Hotel. Continue the experience when you return: a Devotion Vodka Party in your home with Cliff Williams of AC/ DC and a motorcycle riders education course including helmets, riding boots, gloves and more. Lot 5: Timeless Love Culinary Experience is a romantic culinary experience including five nights in Paris or Florence, GUCCI rolling luggage, a Cartier Trinity One bracelet and a sumptuous dinner for 10 in your home featuring the Spanish flair of Chef Gloria M. Jordan dCabral of La Trattoria Caf Napoli, and more. Lot 6: I Wish for a Magic Carpet Ride is a 2014 Audi A5 Cabriolet by Audi Jaguar Land Rover of Fort Myers. Lot 7: I Dream of Jeannie & Dessert features a six-course dessert extravaganza in your home with TV Food Network Challenge star Chef Keegan Gerhard and Southwest Floridas chocolate celebrity Norman Love. Sponsors include Audi Fort Myers, Norman Love Confections, Dwayne Bergmann Designs, Cardinale, Eyetopian Optical, Chef Keegan Gerhard, Cartier, Planned Perfection, Mark Loren Designs, Palm Printing, Michele Eddy and Myers, Brettholtz & Company PA. Additional sponsors include Berne Davis, Northern Trust, Dr. Charles V. Klucka, Brodeur Carvell, Lipman Farms, Private Client Insurance Services, Future Aviation, Dr. John and Fran Fenning, Ultra Slim Florida, Heico Corporation, Scott Fischer Enterprises, Nuviva Medical Weight Loss, Alliance Financial, Edison National Bank, First National Bank, Human Performance Longevity Center, Ruths Chris Steak House and Jenn Sassi. Media sponsor is WZVN ABC-7, with morning news anchor Amy Sedlacek performing the duties of master of ceremonies. For more information about 3 Wishes, contact co-chairs Michele Eddy at 4502798 or Lori Sampson-Wilson at 8506697. Ted Todd Marathon November 10Ted Todd Insurance is the title sponsor of the inaugural Ted Todd Insurance Fort Myers Beach Marathon that will be held on Sunday, November 10. More than 1,500 runners from 37 states and five countries are expected at the starting line in front of Nervous Nellies Restaurant, located on the waterfront at 1131 First Street in Fort Myers Beach. Proceeds from the event will benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank, Able Academy and Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers. Racers will leave the starting line for the marathon and half marathon races promptly at 7 a.m. A 5K race will start at 7:05 a.m. The races will cross over the Matanzas Pass Bridge, then runs all the way down Summerlin Road and through Lakes Regional Park, returning back to Nervous Nellies via the same route. Following the races, Nervous Nellies will serve up a BBQ party at the fountain to celebrate the winners and featuring music by No Way Jose. Bib pick-up and on-site registration is available at the following locations and times: Thursday, November 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fit2Run, located in Coconut Point Mall at 23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 109 in Estero; Friday, November 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pink Shell Resort & Marina, located at 275 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach; and on race day, Sunday, November 10 from 5:45 to 6:45 a.m. in front of Nervous Nellies. For more information and to donate directly to the event charities, visit www. fortmyersmarathon.com or call Eident Racing at 653-7881 ext. 102. Introduction To Using GPSsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday, November 16 from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in the summer of 2014. The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions on marine navigation, how a GPS works and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will understand what a GPS can do for you and some of the key features to look for as you shop for a GPS. The cost of the class is $45. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Local Waters/ Charts Classsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron will be offering the Local Waters/Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional onthe-water training will be offered at a later date. Check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $45. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Trash & Treasures SALE SALESaturday, November 16 9 a.m. 1 p.m. e Center 4 Life Palm Ridge & Library Way, Sanibel, FL Dont miss this great opportunity to discover great nds at low, low prices! Household Items Household Items Toys Toys Books Books Furniture Furniture Hardware Hardware Linens Linens Sporting Goods Sporting Goods Kitchen Gadgets Kitchen Gadgets Glassware Glassware Artwork Artwork Jewelry Jewelry Luggage Luggage Collectibles Collectibles Purses Purses Surprises! Surprises! W Lbt F Dbnbf NrBring 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 No clothes, shoes, bed pillows, mattresses, computers, printers or old TVs Refreshments will be for sale!

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7 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Students View Nature Through Camera LensesAnt lions and spiders and snakes, oh my. Sometimes these can be pretty scary creatures, but some local students got the opportunity to see them differently through their camera lenses. Recently, seventh and eighth grade students from Cypress Lake Middle School and The Sanibel School boarded Tarpon Bay Explorer trams for photo trips along Wildlife Drive in the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Tarpon Bay Explorers naturalist Don Parsons, a professional photojournalist and nature photographer, acted as both guide and teacher providing the students hints about getting the best out of everything from cell phone cameras to pointand shoot types and even higher-end complex cameras. Parsons helped them look at their subjects differently encouraging them to take close ups of crows foot grass, sea grape leaves, bugs and even big, ugly spiders. They learned characteristics of different species to help them interpret them in photos and even how to play with lighting to achieve different effects. The students photos will be entered into contests at each school. Bank of the Islands sponsored the Sanibel School group and Edison Bank sponsored Cypress Lake students contest. There will be at least three winners at each school and the banks will award savings bonds and medals to the winners at special ceremonies to be held in December. The winning photographs will then be on display in the banks lobbies for the public to view. The trams and instruction were provided by Tarpon Bay Explorers. There was a bit of the eeeeeuuuwww factor showing. For some of the kids this was the first big spider theyve seen, but overall good reactions to the insect world., Tarpon Bay Explorers tour guide Don Parsons observed Don Parsons coaches students from The Sanibel School on how to get the most of their photos Don Parsons teaches Carley Ross and Grace Ireland of The Sanibel School how to see nature close up through their camera lenses 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials JOIN US Sunday, November 10thTASTE OF THE ISLANDSVote Us Peoples Choice! We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 20138 Along the RiverOn Friday, November 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sanibels Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) presents Animal Ambassador as part of its Wonders Of Wildlife series. CROWs staff invites the pulilc to meet its new educational animal ambassador, a Virginia opossum (VOP). Patient #1170 was brought to CROW from Lehigh Acres, Florida with a sibling. CROWs medical staff saw that the tail was attacked by a predator and the injury resulted in a tail amputation. Because of the prognosis, the VOP was deemed non-releasable. CROWs Visitor Education Center is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island. For more information, call 472-3644, extension 221 or go to www. crowclinic.org. On Saturday, November 9, the Imaginarium Science Center celebrates National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring in a donation anytime during the preceding week and receive $2 off the admission price. The Imaginarium is always committed to helping the local community meet its needs. Come for the fun and leave with a new best friend. You can help the science center help local animal shelters by donating much needed supplies. Acceptable donations: Dry and canned cat and dog food Cat litter (clay and scoopable) Cat carriers 13 and 55 gallon trash bags Towels, blankets and bed linens Clorox wipes Toilet tissue Kleenex Paper towels Bleach Dawn dish detergent The Imaginarium is located in historic downtown Fort Myers at Cranford Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org. If you have a craving for some great Italian food, along with a desire to help local charities, be sure to attend the Rotary Club of Fort Myers Italian Fest 2013, presented on November 10 at the Alliance for the Arts. All we can say is we are so grateful to the chefs and owners of these restaurants who dish up not only great food, but do it to help benefit our community, said Kevin Lewis, president of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. Year in and year out they are here to support the Italian Fest and we hope there will be a great turnout of guests to sample great food for a great cause. In addition to the delectable food, the entertainment lineup includes Alter Ego, the Cracker Blues Band, the Hot Flashz Dance Team and Miss CCs Creative Dancers. Entertainment begins promptly at 11 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m. Fun family activities are plentiful and will include a coloring contest, spaghetti eating contest, bounce houses and slides. Blankets and chairs are allowed, however coolers are prohibited. Event proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation, the Harry Chapin Foodbank of Southwest Florida, the Childrens Advocacy Center, and Special Equestrians. This event is sponsored by The Boston Red Sox Foundation. For event details, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 3328158. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort on the corner of McGregor and Colonial boulevards. Every Monday through February 24, join local film buffs for Thank God Its Monday (TGIM). Short indie films will be judged to determine if they will earn a spot in the Fort Myers Film Festival held in March. TGIM features happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Hosted by Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven. TGIM takes place at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival. com. 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Call us today for details! Limited Registration available. Call us today for details! On Friday, go to CROW to meet its new animal ambassador, a Virginia opossum (VOP). Pictured here is another VOP, post-op, that was treated last year at the wildlife clinic. Rotary Club of Fort Myers annual Italian Fest returns to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday 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. Art Show Arts of the Inland is sponsoring a juried art show entitled Perceptions on Sunday, November 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Majestic Golf Course, Crown Room, 350 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres. The show is free and open to the public. There will be live entertainment, hors doeuvres and door prizes. The Greater Lehigh Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting for Arts of the Inland at 3:30 p.m. For information, contact LaVon Koenig at 303-5849 or artsinland@gmail. com.

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9 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place and tropical themed sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are a local favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Warf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for eight years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served from 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road Units #111 & 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Experience Old Florida Hospitality with New Florida Flair. Nightly Specials: Monday, $20 prime rib and half-price select bottles of wine; Tuesday, $6 Morgan House burger and half-off craft beer; Wednesday, half-off appetizers and house wine; Thursday, $4 martinis and half-off select shots; Friday, complimentary buffet upstairs with two drink minimum and half-off house wine and select domestic drafts; and Saturday, half-off select margaritas and tequila shots. Also features live music. 33 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers. Call 337-3377. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Theres live music and happy hour all day. Swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons of Nellies and Uglys. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 463-8077. FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN MORGAN HOUSE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERYCome see what your Sundays have been missing with brunch at Courtneys in Fort Myers COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE For dinner reservations call 239-472-5555 5-10 pm Tues. Sat. at 1244 Periwinkle, Sanibel www.ilcielosanibel.com Full Bar & Wine Available for Catering & Private Parties NEW!3 Course Prix Fixe Menu $35 per personTues. Thurs. 5 6 PM Includes one bottle of house wine per couple DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS: 4:30 6:00 PM2-for-1 domestic bottled beer, wells & house winesALL APPETIZERS $6 LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 JOIN US Sunday, November 10thTASTE OF THE ISLANDSVote Us Peoples Choice! NOW OPEN FOR LUNCHMon thru Sat 11:30-2:30E ective Tuesday, Nov 12 NOW OPEN FOR LUNCHMon thru Sat 11:30-2:30E ective Tuesday, Nov 12

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201310 Candlelighters Give Sick Kids And Families A Magic Kingdom TripCandlelighters of Southwest Florida spent a memorable day at Disneys Magic Kingdom on Saturday, October 26. For many families it was their first experience at the popular Orlando theme park where kids, both big and small have the chance to create some magical memories. Candlelighters, a local non-profit charity, has been reaching out to families who have a child diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders for over 30 years. This year over 100 family members boarded two chartered buses to set out on their adventure. Transportation, admission, mealfunds, special event T-shirts and backpacks loaded with drinks and snacks were all provided by Candlelighters through various donations and fundraisers held throughout the year. For Candlelighters families whose children are sick, their budgets dont always allow for the extra money to have a mini-vacation to a theme park. Candlelighters recognizes the importance of parents taking a break from the mounting medical bills and seemingly endless doctor appointments. The impact can be amazing. Candlelighters provides services at no cost to newly diagnosed families, those in treatment, long term survivors, those suffering from long-term effects of treatments, children undergoing bone marrow treatments as well as supporting bereaved families. For additional information about Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, call 4322223 or visit www.CandlelightersSWFL.org. The Candlelighters group that was treated to a trip to the Magic Kingdom Christmas Cheer Registration Continues Major Thomas Louden announced that The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties is continuing to accept applications for this holiday season. Registration dates for its annual Christmas Cheer program will continue throughout November. The first three days this year brought over 1,200 people to register for help. Day one, people began lining up as early as 5 a.m. to wait in line. By the time doors opened the line stretched around the building, and by the end of the first day, 607 people had been served. And 40 percent of those that have requested help this Christmas have never asked for help before. In 2012, The Salvation Army served more than 2,700 families and 8,000 children through Christmas Cheer and 21,000 individuals through its total Christmas programs. Due to the continued economic situation in Southwest Florida, The Salvation Army does not expect to see a decrease in the number of applicant for help this year. Registration dates and times are Friday, November 8, 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. to noon; and Monday, November 18, 9 a.m. to noon at The Salvation Army, 10291 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Call 278-1551 for more information. Adults will need a photo ID and proof of residency in Lee County (such as lease agreement or utility bill) in order to register. People registering their children will need to bring proof of birth date for each child (toys are provided for children 12 and under). All applicants will need to provide proof of income and benefits. Applications cannot be accepted without this information. Parents are discouraged from bringing their children to registration. Christmas Cheer is a community wide effort and is The Salvation Armys largest outreach event each year. The Christmas Cheer program is funded by donations raised during The Salvation Armys Red Kettle Campaign which begins in midNovember. For registration information, or to volunteer to assist with applications or holiday bell ringing, contact The Salvation Armys offices at 278-1551. Reverse Raffle Raised $12,500More than $12,500 was raised for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County at this years annual Passport To Paradise Reverse Raffle event held at The Design Studio by Raymond in Fort Myers on September 26. The funds raised at this event will help provide more than 600 hours of individual tutoring for our members, said BGCLC Chief Professional Officer Shannon Lane. Our members daily tutoring and homework assistance have shown successful results, as the Boys & Girls Clubs currently holds a 3.03 grade point average as an organization. The goal of a reserve raffle event is not to have your ticket called. The last person standing won a $5,000 gift certificate to The Design Studio by Raymond. Other prizes were also awarded throughout the event including a sunset plane ride with champagne and Norman Love chocolates. More than 130 people attended the event. The night included live music from Underground, and food and beverages from Bangkok Tai, Cantina Laredo, DaRuma Suncoast Beverage, Stillwater Grille and The Crazy Olive. This particular event is always a lot of fun, and it allows us to reconnect with Club supporters after a long summer, said Lane. We look forward to the 3rd annual Passport to Paradise next September 25, 2014. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Clubs provide safe places where children can learn, grow, receive help with homework and develop coping skills that assist them in avoiding destructive influences in a fast-paced, complex world. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to our programs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County or to arrange a tour, call 334-1886 or visit www.BGCLC.net. Jillian and Brad Dohack with Shelly Boytos of Design Studio by Raymond Kim Owens and Don Taylor of Trophy Case Kim Owens and Don Taylor of Trophy Case

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11 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Ding Darling Lecture Series Features Nationally Acclaimed ExpertsFamed nature photographer Clyde Butcher, celebrity birding authors Don and Lillian Stokes, and John Englander whose book High Tide on Main Street foretold disasters like Hurricane Sandy headline the eagerly awaited 2014 Ding Darling Nature Store Friday Lecture Series at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. The free series kicks off on Friday, January 17 in the Ding Darling Visitors & Education Center Auditorium with Bob H. Lee, author of Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is sponsoring the 2014 Lecture Series with support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Due to their popularity, the free lectures will be held twice each Friday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has a true commitment to conservation and the health of our wildlife, and were so grateful to have them team up with the Society on our lecture series, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. Other lectures will examine John J. Audubon, frigatebirds, mangroves, Florida panthers and more. The seasons complete schedule is listed below. Book signings follow all of the starred (*) lectures. Seating for the lectures is limited and available on a first-come basis. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Visitors & Education Center and recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. *January 17 Bob H. Lee, Author Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden *January 24 Charles LeBuff & Deborah Gleason, Authors Sanibel & Captiva Islands: A Look Back In Time *January 31 John Englander, Author High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisiscontinued on page 25 DDWS vice president Doris Hardy (blue shirt) accepts a check for $5,000 from the gang at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company to sponsor the 2014 Ding Darling Nature Store Friday Lecture Series The stunning photography of Clyde Butcher is one highlight of the refuges upcoming lecture seriesShell Point Concert Series Kicks Off With The Singing PolicemanShell Point Retirement Community kicks off its 2013-14 Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series with Tenor Daniel Rodriguez on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church. From The Singing Policeman to Americas Beloved Tenor, Rodriguez is best known as the New York City police officer who helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of God Bless America after the terrorist attacks of 2001. Raised in a multicultural and musical family in which his Puerto Rican roots intermingled with the rich fabric of New York City culture, he studied at the American Youth Repertory Company in Manhattan. A 16-year-old Rodriguez presented his first recital at Carnegie Hall and planned a career in music. But at age 19, he put music aside to raise his family and went to work to make ends meet, eventually becoming a police officer in 1995. He was quickly chosen as one of the designated National Anthem singers in the NYPDs ceremonial division. At the Prayer For America concert at Yankee Stadium after 9/11, Placido Domingo heard Rodriguez sing and offered him an opportunity to study opera at the Domingo/Vilar Young Artists Institute in Washington, DC. Since then, he has performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, the PBS Memorial Day concert in Washington, DC, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the 2004 Republican National Convention and President Bushs Celebration of Freedom Inauguration concert. He officially retired from the NYPD in 2004 to pursue his music career full time. Dedicated to philanthropic and charity work, it is no surprise that Rodriguez has always been a spiritual man. As he takes the stage at The Village Church, the audience will be astonished by is operatic tenor performance of many familiar patriotic songs sung in honor of our American heroes. Concert tickets are available for $35 each, or three concerts for $90. The season of five concerts is offered for $125, a $50 savings. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067. Daniel Rodriguez Donate A Used Purse To Dress For SuccessThe Lee Republican Women Federated (LRWF) will meet on Wednesday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Forest Country Club, located at 6100 Country Club Blvd. in Fort Myers. Included will be fashions by Razzle Dazzle, door prizes, a silent auction, a Chinese auction for new purses stuffed with gift certificates, jewelry and surprises. Cost to attend the luncheon is $35 plus a gently used purse/handbag for a donation to Dress For Success. To make reservations, call Maria at 454-6817 or email november19@netzero.net. For more information about the LRWF, contact Michele Duryea, Publicity Chair, at michelemduryea@embarqmail. com or call 280-7653. Republican Women To MeetThe Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its November luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, on Tuesday, November 12. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and program at noon. The featured speaker will be Heather Fitzenhagan, state representative District 78. Representative Fitzenhagen will focus on current key legislative issues. The public and guests are welcome. The cost of the luncheon is $17. For reservations or more information, call 573-6913.

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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 (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. George P. Savas Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. 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 community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship 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 CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. 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 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 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. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers 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 CHURCH 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 traditional 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 methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. SAINT MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers, 239-939-1218, 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 8:30 and 10:30 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 13THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201312

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13 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 From page 12Churches/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. CCMI Receives Target Grant For Everyday Cafs And MarketplacesIn recognition of its efforts in fighting local hunger and homelessness, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. received a $4,000 grant from Target Corporation that will be used to provide much-needed food and supplies for the organizations Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. We are so grateful for the partnership with Target and its continued support, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. This grant will make a significant impact in helping our local Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces feed the hungry, particularly during the holiday season. One of the communitys local Targets, located at 13711 South Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, also presented CCMI with gift cards valued at $750, which the organization plans to use in purchasing holiday food for the upcoming season. Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at more than 1,763 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company recently opened its first stores in Canada. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given five percent of its profit, which today equals more than $4 million a week, to local communities. Its more than 1,700 Target stores carry on this tradition by making local grants and providing volunteer hours. Target is proud to partner with organizations like CCMI to meet the needs of local communities. continued on page 25 Tracey Galloway, center, with Target store team leaders for 2013 Visit shellpoint.org/concertsor call (239) 454-2067 Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.2013 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-789-13 GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! | Single Ticket $35Shell Point Concert Series 2013-2014 FINE & PERFORMING ARTS SERIESLET THE MUSIC MOVE YOUDANIEL RODRIGUEZ 7:30 p.m. From singing policeman to Americas Beloved Tenor, Daniel Rodriguez is best known as the New York City police ofcer who helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of God Bless America after the terrorist attacks of 2001. Navarro To Perform Concert At Chapel By The SeaPianist Priscila Navarro will perform at Chapel by the Sea on Fort Myers Beach on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. Navarro will be playing works by Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt. A special treat will be Dr. Michael Baron, Professor of Music at Bower School of Music, Florida Gulf Coast University and Priscilas instructor, joining her in a duet version of Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue. Navarro, a 19-year-old Piano Performance Major, is the winner of the LisztGarrison International Piano Competition held in October 2013. At FGCU, she receives the Steinway Society and Williams scholarships. She performs solo recitals, major chamber works and a large selection of concerti with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and South America. She started her piano studies at the age ofcontinued on page 25 Dr. Michael Baron, Professor of Music at Bower School of Music, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Priscila Navarro

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201314 Fast-Paced Fall Action Continuesby Capt. Matt MitchellWhat another great week on the water this was. Fishing action was outstanding with a wide variety of species caught. For sheer numbers caught on a daily basis, this was about as good as it gets. Snook, trout, mangrove snapper, jacks and redfish kept the rods bent at what often seemed like a crazy, never-ending pace. Live shiner fishing really has the fish fired up and feeding as they pack on the pounds before winter. The big surprise of the week for me was the huge numbers of quality mangrove snapper we caught. Big schools of snapper ranging from 11 to 14 inches provided non-stop action on mangrove shorelines in the mouth of the river. Chumming live shiners had these fish exploding on the surface as they swarmed the baits. The limit on mangrove snapper is five per angler with a 10-inch minimum. These are one of the more tasty fish to bring home for dinner and one of my favorites. Clients who wanted to take fish home this week had an easy option for tasty fillets. Many of the snook and redfish spots I fish were simply over-run with these aggressive fish. Deeper creeks in the Ding Darling Refuge also held a few snapper but the majority of the fish in here were snook and trout. During lower tides, these creeks were really popping with fish all over. Most of the narrow deeper creeks with strong tide movement held a wide variety of fish with lots of keeper-sized trout, short snook and an occasional slot-sized snook. Freelined live shiners on 30# fluorocarbon leader did not last long when pitched up to the mangrove roots. Our big snook of the week in these creeks was a respectable 31 inches. Most trips we caught 20 or more short snook and hooked at least one or two monsters that humbled the angler on the rod. With our water clarity continuing to improve by the day and the temperature now in the mid 70s, the trout keep getting bigger and bigger. Most of the trout we are catching now are over the 15-inch minimum size. Some of my favorite snook shorelines have been producing one or two 24-inch plus gator trout just about every time I fish them. Our big trout of the week measured 26 inches and was caught on a mangrove shoreline at the southern end of Matlacha Pass. Big trout fishing will only get better and better as we move through this month. On less than perfect redfish tides, this week we still managed a few top-of-theslot sized reds on most days out. Lower water redfish action was a little tough for me this week although we did not spend much time at it as there were plenty of other types of fish to catch. A few times this week I have been on a school of reds that works the edge of the bar that runs just outside of the refuge mangrove shoreline. Look for mullet schools working in this shallow water during dead low tide right on top of this bar and the reds will be mixed in with them. Oyster bars in the middle sound also held a few reds during the middle of the tide and on the higher water conditions. Most of these oyster bar reds were moving around in the sand holes just out a little from the bars. Once the tide got up high enough, theyd push in closer, often right up next to the oysters. These bars also held trout and a few keeper-sized snook. Jacks have been pretty much everywhere and hard to stay away from. Just about every shoreline I fished this week held jacks which would rumble by at some point, bending every rod on the boat at the same time. They have been ranging in size anywhere from just over a pound all the way up to sixand seven-pound bruisers. Although not one of our more desirable species, they pull really hard and will often fool you when they pick up a bait, making you think you have a good fish on when they run for the trees. A few times this week, we were just over-run by the jacks and had to move to get away from them. November is always a great month for fishing in Southwest Florida with what seems like limitless options for anglers. Cooling water temperatures have the fish feeding hard at this time every year. They know winter is on the way and the huge amount of bait that is here now will soon dry up. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Rob Mackay, right, from Massachusetts with a 30-inch snook caught while fishing with Capt. 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15 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Peninsula Cooterby Patricia MolloyAs one of the most common freshwater turtles in Florida, the peninsula cooter (Pseudemys peninsularis) can often be seen near fresh bodies of water like lakes and slow moving streams. While Florida cooters (Pseudemys floridana) are found throughout the southeastern coastal plain, the subspecies peninsularis is only found in Florida. I was driving home from Naples one night and I found it completely flipped over on its back, Jordan Donini said of patient #2726, a Pennsylvania cooter. I thought it was dead. Upon approaching the turtle, he discovered that it was alive but seriously injured. Having years of experience as an assistant wildlife rehabilitator at CROW, Donini was able to keep the turtle stable until it could be admitted the following morning for treatment. The turtle had a major fracture to its carapace which is the hard upper shell. A pain medication was quickly administered to make the patient more comfortable. Ordinary zip ties were then glued around the defect and are tightened regularly to correct the divisions. We do a little buffering on the shell with a dremel then we put some Super Glue to make sure the zip ties stick. Then we epoxy them down with one layer, let it dry for 24 hours, then put another epoxy layer to make sure it stays. Then we pull the zip ties through to pull the bone back together. The turtles shell is basically an extension of the rib cage; its all bone, modified ribs, explained Donini. Were hoping that the fixator can help promote the natural bone to grow back together and solidify a little bit. It is very unstable at this point so hopefully the zip ties are going to promote the bone to fuse together. Thats the ultimate hope. Prior to Dr. Heather Barrons arrival last year, CROWs staff glued metal grommets to shell defects which were then tightened with wire. The grommets, however, were sometimes difficult to remove, prompting the clinic director to introduce an alternative method of treatment. Zip ties have proven to be an excellent substitute. The peninsula cooter is also taking part in a barium study being conducted by Dr. Heather since the patient is also experiencing gastrointestinal upset. When administered, barium sulfate coats the esophagus, stomach or intestine and can be clearly seen in the images produced by a radiograph machine. Dry-docking is one potential cause of GI issues. While it is more natural for turtles to take their meals while fully submerged in water, allowing a patient with a shell fracture to do so would open it up to potentially fatal infection. Instead, the turtles spend much of their recovery time on dry or slightly damp towels. Donini added, Some medications also cause GI upset. It could be a number of things, so we are trying to find the problem and help it. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Jordan Donini trims the zip ties attached to the shell of a Peninsula cooter, patient #2726. Note the triangular shaped fracture on the rear of the carapace, or hard upper shell. Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Pos t 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-747 5 A dd iti o n al L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-580 0 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sat $ 99. 9 5 Sta i n l ess Stee l Po w e r Coate d W hi te D u l Trumpet Hor n B i m i n i To p $ 199 Large Se l ect i on of Steer i n g W h ee l s

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201316 Plant SmartClimbing Hempvineby Gerri ReavesClimbing hempvine (Mikania scandans) is a fast-growing, sprawling vine found throughout Florida, the eastern U.S. and even into southern Canada. A Florida native and a member of the aster family, it grows in wet areas, including hammocks, wet woods and the edges of swamps, ponds and ditches. The vine blooms year-round, but primarily in summer and fall, producing dense flat-topped flower clusters on long stalks. The cylindrical fragrant flowers range from white to pale pink. Each fuzzy flowerhead is made up of four small disk flowers about a half-inch long. There are no ray flowers. The showy flowers quickly go to seed and the flowerheads become a pale-beige fluffy mass. The flowers attract a wide variety of insects, including bees and butterflies. This species is a good choice for a natural garden or a butterfly garden. It is a nectar plant for the little metalmark butterfly (Calephelis virginiensis) and sometimes its larval host. The distinctive triangular leaves are heartor arrow-shaped with pointed tips. The stems, too, are distinctive, twining in a clockwise direction around whatever prop plant the vine fastens onto. So effective is it at traveling that it easily covers shrubs and trees, the stems reaching as long as 15 feet. Plant this ambitious vine in full sun. It can grow in nutrient-poor soil but needs some organic content. Once established, it will survive moderate drought periods. It has low salt-tolerance. Propagate by scattering the seeds. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Climbing hempvine is a butterfly-friendly native vine photos by Gerri Reaves The vine lives up to its name, climbing onto other shrubs and trees Caring For Your PlantsGreenhouse Palmsby Justen DobbsAlthough we live in one of the warmest climates in the U.S., there are some palm trees that simply wont grow here. Our climate is technically a sub-tropical rainforest due to our 65to 95-degree average temperatures and 55-inch average annual rainfall, but as you get closer to the equator, the averages go up. Some of the most beautiful palm trees in the world grow naturally in places like the Amazon rainforest, the South Pacific, and some island chains in the Indian Ocean. These truly tropical rainforests never see frost and can average up to 200 inches of rain per year. Most of the palms and plants that come from these regions wont grow outdoors here in Southwest Florida, but can be grown in a greenhouse. We dont see many greenhouses here in South Florida. They are more common up north because the temperature and water can be controlled precisely within the greenhouse. This allows places like Washington DC, Los Angeles, California and Columbus, Ohio grow beautiful, colorful palm trees and plants to be enjoyed by plant enthusiasts, as well as the general public. Some popular palm trees for greenhouse growing are the lipstick palm (Cyrtostachys renda) from Malaysia, the Fiji fan palm (Pritchardia pacifica), the ruffled fan palm (Licuala grandis), and the Seychelles stilt palm (Vershaffeltia splendida). Some other tropical plants that are often grown are orchids, bromeliads, anthuriums, ferns, aloes and tropical fruit trees. Each of these palms and plants has four basic needs to survive: heat, humidity, water and airflow. An alternative to building a glass or plastic greenhouse is the atrium. An atrium is a common area of a house that is typically closed in by three walls and one glass wall or glass roof. I just spoke with a friend up in New Jersey after he had gone through Hurricane Sandy and he said that his atrium remained unharmed, even while trash cans and wood planks were being thrown at his home. Had he had a greenhouse, it would have likely been destroyed. So, why go through all the effort of growing palm trees or plants that arent designed to grow here in the first place? Tending to tropical plants, in my opinion, is very therapeutic and caters to my nurturing side. When you successfully grow a tropical palm for several years, it can become a topic of conversation, a personal triumph, and sometimes a lucrative endeavor should you ever decide to re-sell it. If you are interested in building a small greenhouse, it can be done for as little as a few hundred dollars. When researching tropical plants to grow, I suggest learning about the growth rate of each one. If you like one that happens to be a slow grower, try to start with a slightly larger specimen and refrain from buying wimpy seedlings from backyard eBay vendors. Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail. com. Lipstick palms are prized for their spectacular stem color Betel nut palm in a greenhouse in Los Angeles. Outside, it would die the first winter

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17 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013Taste Of The Islands Is Slated For November 10Clean off your lawn chairs, grab a picnic blanket and plan your route to The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. Its nearly time for CROWs 32nd annual Taste of the Islands, the clinics largest fundraising event of the year. The event will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the large and lush venue at The Dunes, it will feature food from more than 20 local restaurants, music from two bands, a silent auction, T-shirts and face painting. Taste of the Islands is a fun way for a family to spend the day together while contributing to the well-being of area wildlife and the environment, said Steve Calabro, CROW executive director. Already this year, we have cared for more than 2,900 wildlife patients primarily from Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva. One of those patients includes a bald eagle, believed to have been struck by a car in St. James City in September. Following a few surgeries to address the animals broken leg, she is healing well and has been moved from the hospital to an outdoor rehabilitation pen to prepare her for eventual release back to a natural habitat. CROW relies on fundraising events like the Taste of the Islands, along with donations, to fund the care of wild animals such as the bald eagle. This year, more than 20 Sanibel and Captiva restaurants will showcase select dishes from their menus. Participating restaurants include Baileys General Store Catering; Cips Place Island Restaurant; Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; EEDeli/ Sanibel Oasis Caf; George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille; Gramma Dots; Island BBQ; The Island Cow; The Jacaranda; Lazy Flamingo; Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen; Rosies Caf & Grille; The Sangria Grill; Sanibel Deli/ Queenies Ice Cream; Sanibel Fish House; Sundial Beach Resort & Spa; Sunshine Seafood Caf and Wine Bar; Fresh Taqueria; Starfish Grille; Thistle Lodge; The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market; and Traders Caf and Store. Restaurants will compete for top billing in six categories: Best Appetizer, Best Seafood, Best Dessert, Best Meat, Best Vegetarian and Best Take Out, plus a Peoples Choice award. More than 45 island organizations and businesses are sponsoring this years event. They include: Presenting Sponsor Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands; Location Sponsor The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club; Event Sponsor SanCap CPA/Williams Kherkher/ Chandler, Mathis & Zively, PC; Gold Sponsors Congress Jewelers, Coral Veterinary Clinic, Sanibel Gear, Sanibel Vacations, The Silverman Organization, Inc., Suncoast Beverages, and Warm Vanilla Sun; Friend Sponsors Advanced Disposal, Adventures in Paradise, Linda and Wayne Boyd, The Burns Family, Sam Galloway Ford/Lincoln, Doug and Sherry Gentry, LCEC, Molnar Electric, Inc., Brian Murty, Realtor, Red, White & Brew, Rosier Insurance, Sanibel Taxi, SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club, Donna and John Schubert, RS Walsh Landscaping, Sealife by Congress, Tarpon Bay Explorers; Supporting Sponsors Baileys General Store, Barrier Island Title Services, Greenwood Consulting Group, Billys Bikes, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Island Vacations, Norris Home Furnishings, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Nave Plumbing, Lynn and Ed Ridlehoover, She Sells Sea Shells and Tween Waters Inn; Media Sponsors Island Sun/River Weekly, Times of the Islands, Island Reporter, The News-Press, Florida Weekly and Happenings Magazine. Music will be by Rocker, a five-piece guitar-driven classic and contemporary rock band, in addition to the sounds of Late Night Brass, an 11-piece, horndriven group that include blues, R&B, swing, big band, disco, funk, traditional and smooth jazz, pop-rock, rock n roll and Latin music. Additional activities include a silent auction featuring gifts from several island businesses, 2013 Taste of the Islands T-shirts for sale, face painting, glitter tattoos and hair braiding, with no minimum or maximum age limit. Admission is $5, free for children 12 and under, and free for active military and their families. Attendees should bring lawn chairs, picnic tablecloths or blankets, but should leave coolers and pets at home. Participating restaurateurs gathered at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on October 28 to review details regarding the 32nd annual Taste of the Islands, to be held November 10 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refugepresents the Ages 15 Under* Start Fishing at 9:00 AM *Must be able to hold their own fishing pole* FREE Event with Prizes and Family FUN! Bring your own fishi ng pole. Loaner poles are available but numbers are limited. Fishing Derby will be held at the Causeway Islands Park (Island A) on the Sanibel Causeway Kids (or parents) dont know how to fish? We will teach fish ID, Knot tying, casting, baiting and fishing ethics. For more information call (239) 472-1100 ext. 236 Registration begins at 8:30 AM Fishing Derby Sponsors: Shallow Bait Dale Shirley

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201318 Book Club DiscussionThe Alliance for the Arts Member Gallery Book Club continues on Tuesday, November 18 with a discussion on Susan Vreelands novel Clara and Mr. Tiffany Join fellow Alliance members in this monthly exploration of literature focused on art, artists, art history and art appreciation. During the Gilded Age just before the turn of the 20th century, Tiffany forged his reputation in stained glass. His highly recognizable style blended Art Nouveau, the exoticism of the Aesthetics Movement, and his own adoration of nature. Until recently, it was assumed that he was the designer of the celebrated leaded glass lampshades. However, two collections of letters reveal that an unrecognized woman, Clara Driscoll, designed the floral shades as well as many of the bronze bases. Clara and Mr. Tiffany presents these two figures one the giant of American decorative arts, the other unknown as they engage each other, collaborating, probing and frustrating each other, stumbling over their passions. The Member Gallery Book Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Club members must purchase their own copy of each book. A discussion guide will be available for download at artinlee.org beginning November 1. Pre-registration is encouraged. An active Alliance membership is all that is required. The next discussion will be on Tuesday, December 17. Alliance individual memberships are $50 per year and a family can join for just $75 per year. Membership benefits include 20 percent discounts on all classes and workshops, a wide variety of free class Try It sessions, discounts on theater tickets and youth camps, and special exhibition opportunities. Visit www. artinlee.org or call 939-2787 to become a member. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. Hollywood Sibling Rivalry At Gulfshoreby Di SaggauThe struggle between art and commerce involving two combative brothers is the subject matter in the intriguing play Something Intangible by Bruce Graham, set in early 1940s Hollywood. Its showing now at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples and its a play you cant help but love. The set, the cast, the story line blend into one incredible play that tells the story of the Wiston brothers. Tony (Shawn Fagan) is a brilliant and charismatic animator. His brother Dale (Ian Merrill Peakes) is the bean counter who prefers to stay in the background. Tony is the creator of the worlds most famous cartoon character, Petey Pup, but he wants to move beyond his nemesis to make a feature-length film inspired by classical music. If that sounds familiar and you are reminded of Fantasia, you are right on target because the parallels to Walt and Roy Disney are rather obvious. In this case the film is titled Grandioso. Its one thing to be creative and another to have the ability to get the financing available for a groundbreaking new film. This is Tonys chance to take animation where its never been before and hes not about to let anyone get in his way. This play gives you a good idea of what goes on behind the scenes to make things work. The play charts the relationships between the self-conscious Dale who walks in the footsteps of his unrestrained brother Tony. As the making of the classical picture faces one crisis after the other and Tonys drug use accelerates, the tension within Dale reaches a boiling point. Its no wonder he sees a psychiatrist on a regular basis. Its a kick to see these two very different characters. Dale is full of pride and outrage at the indignities thrown at him by his brother. Tony on the other hand rarely stands still and is constantly in a creative mood to the point of exhaustion. Fagan and Peakes excel in their roles. Charlotte Booker is Sonia, the psychiatrist. She is on stage the entire time either listening to Dale, or remaining on the sidelines as flashbacks tell us what Dale is experiencing with his brother and other Hollywood moguls. Josh Tobin is Leo, Tonys whipping boy who works up the storyboards, and Peter Reznilkoff is splendid in two different roles, a worried member of the board of directors and an arrogant European conductor. Something Intangible is directed by Cody Nickell and it runs through November 24 at Gulfshore Playhouse, located in the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples. For tickets call 866-811-4111. Kids Production Will Blend Acting Instruction With Performance The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida is looking for kids, ages 9 through 17, of all acting skill levels, to act in a fun production that will blend training by experienced, working professionals in the acting field with a real Broadway-style show. Everything about this program will create an atmosphere of authenticity, including an open audition that will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 11 a.m. at The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. The program will run for 10 weeks, said Pasquale Gaeta, the founder and director of The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida. The kids will meet on Saturdays for a two-hour session thatll include acting skills training and rehearsal. In the spring, well perform four shows and well be inviting local critics and casting agents to attend. Its all about getting a real-life experience. Kids with little or no acting experience are welcome and should not feel intimidated or afraid to attend the November 9 open audition. This is about getting the experience of a big production from start to finish while also getting trained by professionals, Gaeta emphasized, so all kids are welcome to come, and since the studio is underwriting the program ourselves, we can do this at no cost to the kids. The production, titled Bigger Than Life, is being directed by actor, comedian, director, and acting teacher Gary Obeldobel, a well-known artist in the Southwest Florida theater scene. Obeldobel, who attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York City, has worked locally for many years with organizations such as Theatre Zone, Charlotte Players, Cultural Center Theater and Lab Theater, just to name a few. Gary brings a lot of experience to the program, including his work with kids theater, Gaeta noted. Hell be working with the young actors to improve their craft and also directing them in the production. Its going to be a lot of fun and a fantastic opportunity for the kids. Bigger Than Life shows what happens when the famous P.T. Barnum and his lovable troupe arrive in a small town where the mayor challenges Barnums legitimacy. When Barnum agrees to put on his show for the town, hilarity and fun ensue as he brings characters from American folklore to life to tell their stories. Kids should attend the open audition on November 9 to be considered for entrance into the program. The open audition will be held at The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida, located at 19451 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 11 in Fort Myers. For more information about The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida, call 898-6226 or visit www.actingstudioswfl. com or on Facebook at www.facebook. com/actingstudioswfl. Art In The Open Air On Fort Myers BeachMany plein air artists are in town through November 10 to paint their vision of Fort Myers Beach. Everyone is invited to watch them while they create their artwork. This year is the biggest Paint the Beach yet, with artists arriving from outside Florida and the USA with brush in hand. Paint the Beach ... Sandcastles to Shrimpboats isi n its fourth year and features 60 artists who paint throughout the town then show their work in the festival tent at Santini Marina Plaza. Collectors can have first choice at the Gala Collectors Preview Party on Friday, November 8 and have food provided by restaurants in the plaza. This is a ticketed event at $30. in advance and $35 at the door. A quick draw competition will be held in Times Square on Saturday morning followed by judging at the festival tent. Music, refreshments, demonstrations and other activities will continue throughout the day. Singer Jo List performs with Joe McConaghy from 3 to 5 p.m. in the festival tent Jazz Caf with food and bar service available through Skyes. Tickets for the gala and raffle are on sale at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery, Fish-Tale Marina office or www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Sponsored by Fort Myers Beach Art Association, The Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, Santini Marina Plaza, Fish-Tale Marina and supported by the Town of Fort Myers Beach, this years plein air festival is shaping up to be the best yet, according to organizers. The Fort Myers Beach Art Association is a hive of activity now that season has begun. Currently a new exhibit, Fall Judged Show, is hung and awaiting juror Pat Weaver. While Weaver is in town to teach her workshop at the gallery she will judge the paintings. Awards will be presented on November 24 at the reception from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. continued on page 24 Painting the beach

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19 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013November Classes And Workshops Offered At The Alliance For The ArtsThe Alliance for the Arts 2013-14 education season continues in November with a variety of adult painting classes, including Lucie Macherowskis Fine Art Acrylics (beginning November 18), Terry Lynn Sprys Painting Studio (November 12), Pat Smelkoffs One Stroke Painting (November 14) and Bonnie Floods Painting the Expressionist Flower (November 14). Fiber artist Rose Young presents the weaving workshop Art To Wear: Triangular Shawl on November 16, and Shawn Holidays all-ages Thanksgiving Palm Art is November 9. Attorney Anne Dalton presents a series of workshops for artists beginning with Copyright Basics for Visual Artists & Photographers on November 7 and continuing every Thursday into December with Fair Use for Visual Artists & Photographers, Horror Stories of Artists and the Fine Print of the Law, and Invasion of Privacy, Libel by Painting. The weekly Member Open Studio continues Friday mornings through the end of the year. Visit www.ArtInLee.org for details and instructor bios. For youth, Todd Greenes music lessons (Piano, Guitar & Drums) run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with 30 minute sessions between 3 and 8 p.m. Pam Rutherfords Stretch & Sketch classes began November 5, Janee Wesleys Art of Etiquette is on November 23 and Jennifer Byers first Parents Night Out: Yoga With a Twist is November 22. And, back by popular demand, Sue Hansens Art Attack for 4 to 7 year olds begins December 7. The complete educational season features more than 50 classes for kids and adults. Visit the Alliance website at www.artinlee.org for class descriptions and to register online, or call 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visit www.artinlee.org for additional details. Alliance for the Arts offers an assortment of youth art classes Painting class for adults at the Alliance Photo Classes Offered At Art LeagueThe Art League of Fort Myers announces new photography classes with instructor Spencer Pullen beginning in December. Contact the instructor to register for classes or call the Art League of Fort Myers for more information at 275-3970. Intro to Point and Shoot Cameras: December 3, 10 and 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $96 for ALFM members and $120 for non-members. Point and shoot cameras (or compact cameras) have really come a long way in a short time. These cameras shoot amazing photos with very little user interaction. These are the most affordable type of camera and they are light and easy to carry. A point and shoot is a great choice to take when traveling as they can fit into a pocket and are not obtrusive when trying to get photos in a foreign land. These cameras have basic functions which makes them the easiest to use and they have quite a zoom range. Also, to make these cameras user friendly, they usually employ scene modes where the photographer can choose the type of scene that they want to photograph and the camera automatically programs itself for the best settings. This class will cover all of the dials and what all of the cryptic symbols mean. In this class, we will take it slow and step by step so at the completion of the course, the photographer will know how to operate their camera. In this class, we will alternate between classroom learning and field work. This way, students get a chance to practice what they have learned. Intro to DSLR Cameras: December 3, 10 and 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $96 for ALFM members and $120 for non-members. Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras (or DSLRs) as they are known have really become affordable in the past few years. There is no other type of camera that offers the control and options that gives the photographer all the tools that they desire to create stunning photos. DSLR cameras often intimate folks who upgrade from a point and shoot or other types of cameras. There are more buttons and symbols that can seem daunting and confusing at first. However, in the Intro to DSLR Photography class, we will cover all of the dials and what all of the cryptic symbols mean. In this class, we will take it slow and step by step so at the completion of the course, the photographer will know how to operate their camera. In this class, we will alternate between classroom learning and field work. This way students get a chance to practice what they have learned. The Art League of Fort Myers invites the community to join them on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon for its free open painting session. Ask about the additional art classes offered throughout the week by accomplished artists within the Art League, for adults and children.Membership is open to all artists and friends of the arts. Annual memberships are available for children, adults and families.The Art League of Fort Myers is located 1451 Monroe Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. Call 275-3970 for more details. 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.

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201320 Symphony Presents Special EngagementThe Southwest Florida Symphony welcomes the first of its five conductor candidates to lead the symphony in a performance of Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 4 on Saturday, November 16. The concert will be held at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. Prior to the performance, at 7 p.m., patrons are invited to attend a conductor-led pre-concert lecture. These lectures are offered in order to better educate audiences about the pieces being performed. Tickets cost between $20 and $82 per person and may be purchased online at www.swflso.org, by visiting the Southwest Florida Symphony box office at 8290 College Parkway, Suite 103, by calling the box office at 418-1500 or at the Barbara B. Mann box office one and a half hours prior to the concert. In addition to Chelsea Tiptons guest appearance, this concert features a performance by guest pianist George Sebastian Lopez. Lopez has been featured across the globe as recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and collaborator. Performing in Paris, London, Cologne, New Yorks Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and in Los Angeles, he has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his musical perspective, continuity and kaleidoscopic colors. His recent tour of chamber music concerts in Australia garnered an invitation to the Kowmung Music Festival and his chamber music collaborations have included the Emerson String Quartet, the Rainier Quartet, the Incanto Ensemble of Germany, and the Aurea Ensemble of Providence, along with members of some of the top orchestras in the country. FGCU Presents Trombone Ensemble ConcertFlorida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Bower School of Music presents the FGCU Trombone Ensemble in concert Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building U, Tobe Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The ensemble consists of eight music majors in Michael Zions trombone class. Zion is trombone instructor at the Bower School of Music and principal trombone of the Naples Philharmonic. Music will range from early Baroque Chorales to transcriptions from Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 5 to Art Garfunkels Scarborough Fair. For more information, contact Michael Zion at 248-3941. George Sebastian Lopez, guest pianist Chelsea Tipton II Annual Art On The Boulevard SaleThe Fort Myers Beach Art Association announced that Century 21 TriPower will host the annual sale of beach-themed original artwork at their offices, located at 2001 Estero Blvd. (across from DiamondHead Beach Resort). On Tuesday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., meet 16 local artists who will be there to chat about their work while visitors enjoy refreshments. All original artwork will be available for sale by popular artists, including Brian Christensen, Joan Stobart, Fred Bushnell, Susanne H. Brown, Gretchen Johnson, Avis Schmitz, Susanne L. Brown, Catherine G. Kendrick, Milly Pereira, Penny Fox, Floyd Lawrence, Sylvia Kasparie, Terry Shattuck, Nancy Morgan, Pauline Healey and Kathy Taylor. Framed paintings will be on display inside the office while outside bins will hold matted paintings and cards. For more information, visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Yellow Cottage by Nancy Morgan Cape Coral Arts Studio November Gallery ExhibitCape Coral Art Studio Fine Arts Gallery is exhibiting the works of two local artists who share the last name Ford. The exhibit is entitled 2D-3D by ForD to recognize the 2D work of the painter Bob Ford and the 3D work of the potter Louis Ford, both of whom have won a variety of awards in the area. The exhibit will run from November 8 to 26. Louis, who teaches pottery at the Cape Coral Art Studio said, I throw classic forms and use surface textures to give them energy and vitality. I seek to create patterns and textures that emphasize order and randomness as found in nature. Much of my art is unglazed to emphasize the texture and appearance of the raw clay. My goal is to pursue the interplay of shape, surface texture, pattern and random effects, so that work created intrigues the eye and demands to be touched. Bob said, Im still searching for a definitive style but am continually distracted by the many new techniques and materials available to todays painters. On the other hand, maybe the exploration is the real goal anyway. An artists reception, open to the public, will be held on Friday, November 8 from 5 to 7 p.m at the art studio. For more information, e-mail cbell@ capecoral.net or call 574-0802. The Cape Coral Arts Studio is located at 4533 Coronado Parkway in Rubicond Park in south Cape Coral and is part of the City of Cape Corals Parks and Recreation Department. Works by Bob Ford and Louis Ford To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201322 Lee County Community Band To Perform At Cape Coral HighDirector Richard Bradstreet will strike up the band at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 10 to recognize veterans and engage folks of all ages with an afternoon of stirring, patriotic music. The Lee County Community Band will perform its first concert of the season that day at Cape Coral High School. Additional concerts are set for December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9 and April 6. The programs are free (donations accepted) and open to the public; all will take place at Cape Coral High School, located at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, beginning at 3 p.m. The November 10 program includes Armed Forces Salute, Fantasy on American Sailing Songs, Good Old Days Sing-Along, Melodies that Were Broadway, Some Enchanted Evening and John Philip Sousas Thunderer March. Emcee and vocalist is Normal Jones. The 60-member band rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran School, 3595 Broadway Avenue in Fort Myers. Members are musicians from all walks of life career musicians, amateurs and folks renewing skills from years past who reside in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. The band welcomes new members every year. For more information, visit www.leecountyband.org or call Susan Rayman at 9452554. The Lee County Community Band practicing Broadway Palm Lending A Helping Paw To The Animal Refuge CenterBroadway Palm is currently presenting Andrew Lloyd Webbers fantastical musical Cats, playing through November 23. During the run of the show, Broadway Palm is selling paws for $1 each, and all proceeds go directly to the Animal Refuge Center (ARC). Theatre patrons are encouraged to decorate the paws and they will be on display throughout the theatre. ARC is a 501c(3) corporation whose purpose is to promote the adoption of spayed/neutered pets into responsible homes, to provide outreach veterinary assistance, to provide interim shelter and medical care to homeless, injured or abandoned animals, to provide community education and public awareness as to the needs and care of animals, to develop an advocacy program on behalf of animals and pet owners Annie Freres as Grizabella, Lily from ARC and Sarah Nelson as Victoriain the community, to alleviate suffering animals whenever possible, and to uphold the philosophy of non-euthanasia of any healthy animals accepted to the shelter. The Broadway Palm stage has been transformed into a larger than life abandoned amusement park that is inhabited by a special breed of cats knows as Jellicle Cats. Its the night of the Jellicle Ball and the entire cat clan gathers for the annual event where the admired elder, Old Deuteronomy, will choose the most deserving cat to ascend with him for a heavenly reward and reclaim a new life. One by one, we learn about each cats personalities and discover that cats are very much like people; unique in their own ways. The award-winning score includes The Jellicle Ball, Rum Tug Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees and Memory. Cats is playing at Broadway Palm now through November 23. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings, with selected matinees. Beginning in November, performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Be sure to check out the upscale dinner theatre experience on Saturday nights. Ticket prices range from $35 to $58 and are now on sale. Reservations can be made by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Turkish Carpet Show Featured At Burroughs HomeA Turkish Carpet Show is being offered at the Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, by the Uncommon Friends Foundation on Friday, November 15 at 5 p.m. The unique event will be held on the dancing porch as a benefit for the Uncommon Friends Foundation historic preservation programs. The event is free to the public. The carpet show will include Turkic carpets from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Besides a very unusual selection of carpets, including some from Persia, there will be very rare Rahrahs. These are kilims made by speciallytrained/experienced artisans from a small tribal village in eastern Turkey. The Burroughs family, owners of the architecturally significant Burroughs Home built in 1901, were world travelers and art collectors. Among the many historical artifacts in the home are four wellworn family carpets that may have been purchased in Istanbul during a family trip in 1905. Carpet experts from Harem 49 in Istanbul, Emre and Ayhan Elci will share their expertise during the carpet demonstration. Emre has visited Fort Myers three times and has placed carpets in the homes of several local community leaders. If you wish to select a carpet from the show, an arrangement will be made to have it viewed in your home. Fifteen percent of the sale of these handmade carpets will be donated to historic preservation for the Burroughs Home. Reservations for the event are required and can be made by emailing aroth. uncommonfriends@gmail.com. Attendees will be able to sip wine and sample appetizers. Parking is available across the street at the Langford-Kingston Home. For more information, call 337-9503 or visit www.uncommonfriends.org. Turkish carpet expert Emre Elci and Arlene Roth, Uncommon Friends Foundation Executive Director, with Turkish carpets on the dancing porch at the Burroughs HomeShare your community news with us. 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23 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Seasons Change Brings A New Sound To EdisonThe Department of Fine Arts and Humanities will be hosting its fall concert series at the Barbara B. Mann at Edison State College with performances on November 17 and 26, and December 4. The concert series, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Smith, Musical Director at Edison State College, is sponsored by the Follett Education Group, B & I Contractors and LCEC. This musical tradition is in its 37th year and the performing groups are better than ever. I want to encourage everyone to come on over to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the campus of beautiful Edison State College, and take advantage of this wonderful free concert series, said Dr. Smith. On November 17 at 3 p.m., Edison State College Symphony Orchestra, Sponsored by Follett Education Group, will open their portion of the program with the Concerto for Two Flutes in G Major by Domenico Cimarosa, featuring outstanding Edison flautists Bonnie Childress and Victor Frumhoff. Following the Concerto will be Erik Saties beautiful Gymnopedies, arranged for Orchestra by Claude Debussy. The Orchestra will conclude the concert with Franz Josef Haydns beloved Symphony No. 94, the Surprise Symphony. The choir portion of the concert will include, A Tribute to the Operetta, directed by Candace Baranowski-Sundby, with accompaniment by Mary Griffin Seal. The concert will include the melodies of Sigmund Romberg and Franz Lehar, featuring Desert Song, Naughty Marietta, Student Prince, The Merry Widow and more. Featured soloists will be Helen Niedung, Ana Abella, Ashley Patten, Joshua Nieves, Anna Puls, Darien McGinnis and Joshua Zilberman. On November 26 at 7:30 p.m., Edison State College Concert Band, Sponsored by B&I Contractors, will feature a program of favorites that will include something for everyones musical tastes. Traditional masterworks like Holsts Second Suite in F and the South American classic Danzon No. 2, will be complemented by tunes from The Music Man, a Stephen Foster Medley, and a tribute to Satchmo, the great Louis Armstrong. On December 4 at 7:30 p.m., Edison State College Jazz Ensemble, Sponsored by LCEC, will perform works by such varied artists as Count Basie, Bob Mintzer and Pat Metheny. Dont miss this delightful evening of outstanding instrumental and vocal jazz. All concerts are presented by the Edison State College Music Department. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about Edison State College music, concerts and general information, visit www.edison.edu/academics/finearts or call 489-9332. Bead Show At Cape Coral Arts StudioThe Cape Coral Arts Studio will present a bead show by the Stone Age Emporium on Saturday, November 16, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from a large assortment of supplies for anyone working in jewelry, glass beading, bead design, precious metal clay or gold/silversmithing. Items available include gemstone beads, glass beads, lamp work and fiber optic beads in a large variety of colors. Also, select from a variety of jewelry findings including crimp beads, jump rings, charms, sterling silver and gold filled chain by the foot, gemstone pendants, cabochons, tools and more. The bead show is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail cbell@ capecoral.net or call 574-0802. The Cape Coral Arts Studio is located at 4533 Coronado Pkwy. in Rubicond Park in south Cape Coral and is part of the City of Cape Corals Parks and Recreation Department. To register online, go to www.CapeParks.com. Edison State Colleges Symphony Orchestra will perform on November 17 Poetry Initiative Kicks Off At The Alliance For The ArtsFor the past six months, a group of poets have been meeting at the Alliance for the Arts, exchanging thoughts on each others work and dreaming up ways to raise awareness and appreciation of poetry in Southwest Florida. The group, now known as The Poetry Alliance, will embark on this mission on Saturday, November 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. with its first event, When Generations Collide An Evening of Intergenerational Poetry. Poets, spoken word performers and slam poets are invited to share their art during this evening of variety and entertainment. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Alliance at 939-2787 or visit ArtInLee.org. A second event is scheduled for February 1.The Poetry Alliance will celebrate National Poetry Month on April 17 with an event called Broadsides Poetry Off The Shelf. Broadsides is both an exhibit and poetry reading, featuring new works created by 12 local poets and artists. Broadsides, single works of visual art integrating the text of poems, will be exhibited while poets read their work. The original works and prints will be offered for sale to benefit the program.The Poetry Alliance will also offer classes for experienced poets and those seeking to test the waters of verse. For more details, visit ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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A reception will be held at FineMark National Bank & Trust, 12681 Creekside Lane, Fort Myers on Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this reception and view the artwork on display. The Renaissance at the Terraces is the Grand Sponsor for this years event. Renaissance at the Terraces, a senior living community, provides assisted living for persons with memory impairment. Corporate and business sponsors who have contributed to the fundraising for the project will be recognized at the show. The artwork that will be displayed was created by individuals who receive services from area assisted living facilities, skilled nursing centers, and day stay respite programs. All of the artwork has been professionally matted and framed. Framed art will be available for purchase by silent auction. The silent auction will be held during the reception. Proceeds benefit the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. For more information, call 437-3007. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201324 The Mastersingers Season Features Music Of Marvin Hamlisch, MoviesFort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers will feature the music of Marvin Hamlisch and classical masterpieces from the movies during the chorus 13th season. On Sunday, January 14, the 80-person ensemble will share the stage with Tony Award-winning singer Donna McKechnie and the Gulf Coast Symphony in a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at the Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Mastersingers and the Gulf Coast Symphony will also team up at the Mann center on December 7 in a Deck The Halls Holiday Concert and on March 2 in a performance of Carmina Burana. For their annual Spring concert on April 5 and 6, the Mastersingers will perform with a 44-piece orchestra to present great classical music selections from the movies, including works of Beethoven and Verdi. The second half of the concert consists of choral and symphonic music written for the movies, such as the popular Theme from Star Wars. As usual, the Mastersingers will have a busy Christmas schedule which also includes the annual holiday concert at Sanibel Community Church on Sunday, December 15 and Messiah Sing-Along on Sunday, December 8 at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Fort Myers. Overall, the full group will perform eight concerts, including appearing at the annual Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service at Temple Beth El in Fort Myers on Sunday, April 27. To kick off the season, members of the Mastersingers will put on the hilarious spoof The True Story of Cinderella at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs. This popular classic incorporates opera, blues, rock and rhythm and is a fundraiser for The Mastersingers and church. For information on ticketing, visit www.mastersingersfm.com or call 288-2535. The Mastersingers season is partially funded by a grant from the L A T Foundation and is also supported by a grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Family Mayhem At Florida Repby Di SaggauFlorida Repertory Theatre has begun its 16th season with Social Security by Andrew Bergman. This is one of six unique comedies that will be performed this season. The opening night sold out crowd thoroughly enjoyed this witty Broadway comedy about aging in-laws and other family dynamics. David and Barbara Kahn (David Breitbarth and Kate Hampton) have a near perfect life. They live in a swank New York apartment filled with fine modern art, protected from their weird relatives. The set features gorgeous furniture from Clive Daniel Home and also contains several sculptures by Sanibel artist Jerry Churchill. The result is exquisite. As the play begins the Kahns are in a bit of a frenzy because they are expecting a visit from Barbaras sister Trudy Heyman (Carrie Lund) and her husband Martin (Mark Lainer.) The two have something they want to discuss with the couple alone. Barbara is a nervous wreck. When Trudy and Martin walk into the apartment with their dour faces, the laughter begins. The Heymans have a different lifestyle than the Kahns and that does not set well with Trudy. She is the caregiver for their mother and has to be there for her round the clock, putting up with her sassy remarks and irritating habit of devouring sour balls and spitting them out all over the house. What really has them upset is that their sexually precocious college student daughter appears to be involved in a menage a trois. They tell David and Barbara that Mom is going to stay with them for a while so they can go straighten out their daughter. Sophie Greengrass is Mom and is played by Ann D. Hurst. When she steps inside the door in her housecoat and walker and spits a sour ball onto the floor, you know that life for the Kahns is going to change dramatically. One of my favorite actors, David S. Howard, plays Maurice Koenig, a famous elderly artist who visits the Kahns for a small dinner party. What transpires after his arrival is what makes for laugh-outloud mayhem and fun. The play combines risqu humor and sentimentalism and what fun watching a feisty senior citizen rediscover her womanhood. Directed by Robert Cacioppo, the actors are perfectly cast for their various roles in a crowd-pleasing comedy that takes numerous twists and turns. Social Security plays through November 23 at Florida Repertory Theatre, located in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry. Tickets are available at www.floridarep.org or by calling the box office at 332-4488. From page 18Art In The Open AirPaintings done while members visited Limoux, France will be displayed in Studio II. This reception is sponsored by Century 21 TriPower and highlights the French exhibit with a panel discussion of the trip at 1:30 p.m. These exhibits will hang until November 29. Members Brian Christensen, Brush & Knife Painting, and Patty Kane, Watercolor Pouring, will be teaching acrylic, palette knife and watercolor painting classes in November. Pauline Healey will teach Batik Art, Penny Fox; Acrylic Painting and Patty OKane will teach Trading Cards, Tiny Art in December. See the website for details Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information on shows or classes call 463-3909 or log onto www.fortmyersbeachart.com. David S. Howard, David Breitbarth, Ann D. Hurst in Social SecuritySend your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com

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25 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My husband and I do not agree about school attendance for our kindergarten daughter. He says she can miss school at this age since she is smart. I say that missing school is not good for her. Does it really matter if a kindergarten child misses school? Julia S., Cape Coral Julia, Missing school for any reason other than illness is not wise. Children must understand that they are expected to go to school every single day. Children need to build the habit of good school attendance that will carry on throughout their education and even into their careers. There are real consequences to missing school even in kindergarten, although they may not show up immediately. Children who miss school frequently miss out on the fundamentals of reading and math. Data from a recent California study revealed that children who were chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of third grade. Another study reported that students who arrived at school academically ready to learn but then missed 10 percent of their kindergarten and first grade years scored an average of 60 points below similar students with good attendance on third-grade reading tests. According to research from attendanceworks.org, an organization dedicated to advancing student success by reducing chronic attendance, missing just 10 percent of the school year in the early grades can leave many students struggling throughout elementary school. And that by 6th grade, missing that much school is strongly linked to course failure and even eventually dropping out of high school. Thats just 18 days or two to three days per month. Make sure that your husband does not believe the major myths about missing school such as that absences are only a problem if they are unexcused, that sporadic absences arent a problem and that attendance only matters in the older grades. Does your husband think that the school lacks engaging instruction, or has a bad school climate and ineffective discipline? Perhaps he is concerned about these issues and needs to become more involved in the school so he understands what occurs there. Maybe he had a negative school experience and is uncomfortable at her school and is just trying to protect your daughter. Perhaps asking some of these questions will help him understand his reluctance to encourage strong school attendance and you will be able to resolve this issue. For more information on school attendance, please visit www.attendanceworks.org. 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. From page 13CCMI Receives Target GrantCCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 15,000 meals each month through its Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces and Meals On Wheels programs. CCMI also educates 35 children in its Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive life coaching services through its United Way Resource Houses, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies school pantries and weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children and their families each school year. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.CCMILeeCounty.com. From page 13Navarro Performance9, at the National Conservatory of Music of Peru. From there, many awards have been bestowed on Ms. Navarro: In 2011, she won the South American Chopin Competition in which she completed against all eligible pianists up to the age of 30 in South America. As part of her prize, she studied for two weeks at the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland and was presented in solo recital at a major hall in Warsaw. She has been invited back to Warsaw twice for further concerts. As the winner of the International Chopin Competition of Texas, she made her Carnegie Hall Solo Recital Debut on March 7, 2013. In May 2013, Ms. Navarro won the International Beethoven Sonata Piano Competition. Community Partners Strong Supporters Of ESC FoundationOver the past year, the Edison State College Foundation, Inc. has provided scholarship support to more than 800 students, and hundreds of Edisons students, faculty and staff members benefited from program improvements provided by donors who gave for program support. Much of this support comes from the Foundations community partners including Follett Education Group, LCEC, B&I Contractors, BBT/Oswald Trippe and Company, AFCO, Fine Mark Bank, FPL and BSSW Architects. Our community partners, corporate and business donors are important to the Foundation because their donations provide visibility of the College to the business clients, and their employees get to be engaged with the college and supporting education, said Kevin Miller, executive director, Edison State College Foundation, Inc. Whether its sponsoring a program, naming a room or college building, sponsoring events or contributing to a scholarship fund, the Foundations corporate donors can choose where theyd like their support to go or be provided options of areas within the college with pressing needs. Often, we can match a companys core business interests with a college program, and it is a win-win match, Miller said. A simple gift of support can not only begin the philanthropic relationship, but help our students reach their educational and career goals. For more information on how to become an Edison State College Foundation, Inc. donor, call Kevin Miller at 489-9036 or visit www.edison.edu/ wp/foundation/. North Fort Myers Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults International Games Day @ Your Library 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16 Celebrate the sixth annual International Games Day with game lovers at libraries around the world. Enjoy board games old and new at this program for all ages. Book Discussion: The Returned by Jason Mott 2 p.m. Thursday, November 21 Dive into the story of Harold and Lucille Hargrave as their son, Jacob, tragically dies on his eighth birthday in 1966, but arrives eight years later on their doorstep still looking like his 8-year-old self. Immerse yourself in this story of how those who have past into the afterlife are being returned from beyond. Children Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 9 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. International Games Day @ Your Library 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16 Celebrate the sixth annual International Games Day with game lovers at libraries around the world. Enjoy board games old and new at this program for all ages. Teens Kids Read Down Finescontinued on page 31 From page ??Ding Darling Lecture Series*February 7 Don and Lillian Stokes, Authors 3 Easy Steps To Bird ID February 14 Brian Fox Ellis John J. Audubon Re-enactment February 21 Kenneth Meyer, University of Florida Magnificent Frigatebird February 28 Volunteer Luncheon/No Lecture March 7 Joy Hazell, Florida Sea Grant Learning & Loving Mangroves March 14 Mike Owen, Biologist Fakahatchee Strand March 21 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science March 28 Erin Myers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Florida Panthers April 4 Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, SCCF Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands *April 11 Clyde Butcher, Nature Photographer Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201326 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays On Market Palm Acres Fort Myers19993,405$1,695,000$1,650,000 47 Lanes F A Bayview Captiva20013,092$1,799,000$1,638,000 883 Fort Myers Fort Myers19655,696$1,499,000$1,300,000925 Edgewater at Gulf HarbourFort Myers19973,424$849,900$812,500 141 Mossy Glen Fort Myers20074,492$775,000$775,000 993 Fiddlesticks Country ClubFort Myers19853,083$559,000$500,000 7 Blackhawk Fort Myers20003,520$519,000$500,000 55 Cape Coral Cape Coral20032,706$515,000$496,250 11 River Oaks Alva 19932,585$489,000$442,000 323 Four Mile Cove Cape Coral20002,566$449,901$435,000 228 Financial FocusPlan For LongTerm Care Costsby Jennifer BaseyNovember is Longterm Care Awareness Month. And when it comes to long-term care such as a stay in a nursing home or the services provided by a home health aide youll want to plan for the potential costs involved. Of course, you might think that youll always be able to live independently, without requiring any assistance and perhaps you will. However, the odds arent necessarily in your favor: About 70 percent of Americans who reach the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care in their lives for an average of three years, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And every type of long-term care is expensive. Consider these numbers, taken from the 2013 Cost of Care Survey produced by Genworth, a financial security company: The national average rate for a private room in a nursing home is $83,950 a jump of 24 percent over the past five years. And its not much cheaper for a semi-private room in a nursing home the average cost is $75,405 per year, up 23 percent from five years ago. A full-time home health aide costs, on average, $44,479 per year. If you had to spend more than $80,000 per year for a nursing home, and you needed to stay in that nursing home for several years, what would it do to your savings? How would it affect all your financial goals? Many people think Medicare will pay for long-term care expenses, but thats just not the case. In reality, Medicare only covers a small percentage of long-term care costs, which means its typically up to the individual to foot the bills. Youve worked hard to position yourself for an enjoyable retirement, so its important to protect your income and assets from potentially huge long-term care costs. How can you deal with these expenses? Essentially, you have a couple of options. First, you could self-insure by incorporating long-term costs into your future budget but, as the above numbers indicate, that could be pretty expensive. Your second choice is to transfer the risk of incurring long-term care costs to an insurance company. A financial professional can assist you in choosing the right solution for your individual needs. However, as important as it is to address costs, and ways of meeting them, its also necessary to look at some of the other factors that may be connected with the need for long-term care services. To illustrate: If you were to enter a nursing home, you might be suffering from a physical or mental disability that could keep you from handling your own affairs. So you may want to consult with your legal advisor to discuss a durable power of attorney, which would allow you to delegate your financial decisions to a relative, close friend or anyone else you might choose. Preparing for the unexpected, including long-term care, takes time and careful planning. So why not observe Long-term Care Awareness Month by getting started on your plans? It can be time well spent. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Bikers For Babies Off To A Great StartThe single largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes, Bikers for Babies, had a great start when the Helmet Drive, a special fundraising pre-event, raised more than $16,000 last weekend. According to Trent Howe, local March of Dimes executive director, volunteers from local motorcycle clubs and supporting organizations hit the streets to collect donations helmet in-hand at intersections throughout Southwest Florida. Bikers for Babies raises critical funds to support research and other important medical services related to premature birth. The Southwest Florida ride has raised $1.5 million for local babies and families from past years events. With an additional $42,000 collected from other efforts, the Helmet Drive brought the 2013 tally to $58,000, inching closer to the goal of $150,000. More than 190 riders are registered for the ride this year, which will take place November 15, 16 and 17. The series of events will start on Friday, November 15 with pre-registration and bike night at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson with live entertainment, vendors, food and refreshments. On Saturday, November 16, there will be a car show at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson and pre-registration will be available at both Fort Myers and Naples Harley-Davidson. The grand finale will be on Sunday, November 17 with a 35-mile, law enforcement escorted ride starting at the North Collier Regional Water Park on Livingston Road in Naples going up Livingston Road to Bonita Beach Road, along Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, ultimately ending at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson. Once at the dealership, there will be a celebration with more live entertainment, food, refreshments, vendors and awards for the individuals and riding groups that raised the most money. For more information, 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. Big BBQ & Bash FundraiserThe Chamber of Southwest Floridas Leadership Lee County Class of 2012 announced a fundraising event to feed Southwest Florida children. Big BBQ & Bash is scheduled for January 24 and will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson, 2160 Colonial Blvd. Big BBQ & Bash will feature live musical entertainment by the Killa-Watts, mouthwatering food from Deep Down South BBQ, raffle drawings, a performance by the Lee County Sheriffs Office drill team and other fun activities. Admission is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. The ticket price includes a full meal, two drinks and a raffle ticket. Additional drink and raffle tickets can be purchased during the event. Proceeds from Big BBQ & Bash will benefit three local organizations that help feed our communitys most vulnerable children: African Caribbean American Center (AFCAAM), Blessings in a Backpack, Lee County and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Supporting sponsors include LCEC and Durand & Gallentine Investment Management Group. Other sponsors include U.S. Sugar and Conestoga-Rovers & Associates. Participants have a chance to win fun prizes, including a weekend rental of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Riders Edge Learn To Ride lessons. Additional sponsorships are being sought, and donated raffle items are welcomed. continued on page 28

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27 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Want To Buy A Portion Of A Professional Athlete? Heres A Way Howby Ed FrankAs we prepare to welcome the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox when the team returns here in three months for spring training, did you ever consider investing in the present and future earnings of these heroes? Obviously, Im not a stocker broker and obviously, Im not a financial planner. And the stock plan Im going to tell you about is a high risk that is how the plan is labeled by the brokerage company selling the stock. But the fact is the company known as Fantex Brokerage Services has started a program in which fans can buy stock in a professional athlete. The stock reportedly will rise and fall based on how an athlete performs both on the field and in his or her business ventures. Heres how it works: Adrian Foster, a running back for the Houston Texans of the National Football League, was the first athlete to sign with Fantex. He will receive $10 million up front in exchange for a 20 percent stake in his future earnings. The original stock offering was $10 per share funds being used to raise the $10 million. The future value of the stock will be based on his professional contracts, endorsements (he has several) and other business investments. In Fosters case, the deal will encompass 20 percent of the five-year contract he signed with the Texans in 2012 a contract that totals more than $20 million guaranteed. In addition, he has advertising commitments from Under Armour and Fuse Science. Fantex will be entitled to 20 percent of Fosters future earnings even after his football career ends. Fantex is bringing sports and business together in a way never before possible, said Buck French, the company CEO, by building a marketplace that allows customers to buy shares in a tracking stock linked to the value and performance of an athletes brand. Just last week, Fantex announced it will sell shares in a second athlete, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. He will receive $4 million for the rights to 10 percent of his future earnings. His base salary this year is $6 million, the fourth year of a five-year $23 million deal negotiated in 2010. Buck said his brokerage company plans to negotiate with other athletes in the future. He explained that he believes that athletes also will draw attention from investors based solely on their post-athletic business ventures. And he may be correct. Just imagine if you had a slice of Michael Jordans or Arnold Palmers post-playing business ventures? Or an investment in Red Sox hero David Big Papi Ortiz, the World Series MVP? But please remember, Fantex is a risky, speculative investment. Field Set for Next Months Shark Shootout Many of the top professional golfers will return here in December for the popular and long-running Shark Shootout. Greg Normans annual tournament is one of professional golfs most popular postseason tournaments. It will be played December 9 to 15 at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples. The three-day tournament features 12 two-man teams playing a modified alternateshot format the first day, a better ball the second day and a concluding scramble. All three days of competition will be televised on the Golf Channel. The 24-player field includes Jonas Blixt, Mark Calcavecchia, Chad Campbell, Graham DeLaet, Chris DiMarco, Jason Dufner, Retief Goosen, Billy Horschel, Charles Howell III, Dustin Johnson, Jerry Kelly, Matt Kuchar, Justin Leonard, Greg Norman, Sean OHair, Kenny Perry, Ian Poulter, Rory Sabbatini, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker, Scott Verplank, Boo Weekley, Mike Weir and Lee Westwood. The two-man teams will be announced shortly. Everblades 7-1 to Start Season The Florida Everblades hockey team began the 2013-14 season winning their first six games before losing an overtime shootout last week to the Orlando Solar Bears by the score of 3-2 at Germain Arena. However, the Everblades bounced back the next night in Orlando skating to a 2-1 victory. Florida is home this week hosting Elmira Wednesday and Friday nights and Toledo on Saturday. All three have 7:30 p.m. starts. 16th Annual Charity Classic At Shadow Wood Country ClubThe 16th annual CMAA Charity Classic & Gala, presented by the Everglades Region of the Florida chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, raised funds to support the Golisano Childrens Hospital and Barbaras Friends. Hosted by Shadow Wood Country Club, the two-day event included the Charity Classic Gala, featuring live entertainment, a silent and live auction, and food prepared by local chefs, as well as the annual golf tournament on Shadow Woods North Course designed by award-winning architect Bob Cupp. Since its inception in 1998, the Everglades Region CMAA Charity Classic & Gala has raised more than $1 million in support of local charities. Last year, CMAA pledged $500,000 to Barbaras Friends by 2015. The new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will be a seven-story, 292,000-square-foot tower at HealthPark Medical Center that will house all of the clinical and ancillary services for childrens health care. The facility will feature 128 private rooms, an outpatient hematology/oncology unit, pediatric pharmacy, MRI, diagnostic unit, pediatric emergency department, family lounges, playrooms and an outdoor play area. The facility has been designed for family-centered care and will feature the latest technology and equipment. The estimated cost is $205 million and philanthropy will offset $100 million of the total cost. For more information, visit www.cmaacharityclassic.com. 16th annual CMAA Charity Classic & Gala took place at Shadow Wood Country Club Guests enjoyed live entertainment, a live and silent auction and food prepared by local chefs Presented by the Florida chapter of the CMAA, the 16th annual Charity Classic & Gala benefited the Golisano Childrens Hospital and Barbaras Friends

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201328 Shell Point Begins Pre-Sales For New NeighborhoodShell Point Retirement Community has begun pre-sales for its new neighborhood, The Estuary. The Estuary at Shell Point will be the planned communitys fourth neighborhood and will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. The Estuary will include all of the lifestyle amenities and services available at Shell Point, along with complete lifecare, including assisted living and skilled nursing if needed. Entrance fees for the homes will start at $689,000 with a 75 percent or 90 percent refundable contract. Reservations on specific home sites offering views of the golf course or lake will be taken with a 10 percent deposit. The three current neighborhoods at Shell Point are The Island, The Woodlands and Eagles Preserve. Each offers its own unique ambiance and architectural style. The location of the new neighborhood is situated between the championship golf course and a large nature preserve and will feature a 4.5acre lake in the center. For the fourth neighborhood, we wanted something different, said Ted Benjamin, director of sales for the community. We wanted to add more walkout ground level residences to our mix, so we decided to create a neighborhood of single-family homes and twin villas in an old-Florida style. We envision this neighborhood to be reminiscent of the early days of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Designed by award-winning Nilles Design Group, Inc. Custom Residential Designers, the homes feature metal roofs, clapboard siding and front porches accented with picket railings. The Estuary Signature Homes will offer 2,300 to 2,700 square feet of airconditioned living space including a great room, dining room, kitchen with morning room, master suite and two additional bedrooms with two or two and a half baths. With entry, lanai and two-car garage, plus an additional space for a golf cart, the footprint will total 3,500 to 3,900 square feet. The Estuary Twin Villa homes are 1,600 to 2,000 square feet of airconditioned living space. Each attached home offers a great room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, second bedroom, and laundry room. Each villa will offer an expansive lanai and twocar garage with additional golf cart parking. Shell Point is also planning a 35,000 square foot clubhouse to expand the social and lifestyle opportunities for residents of the entire community. In addition to serving the 18-hole championship golf course, the clubhouse will include a pro shop, dining rooms, a health club, a salon and meeting rooms. A preview home featuring the Useppa design is located near the entrance to The Island at Shell Point. Estuary site tours and appointments to learn more about lifecare at Shell Point are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling the Welcome Center at 466-1131. For more information, visit www.shellpoint.org/estuary. Various artist renderings of The Estuary at Shell Point Regional Community Grants AwardedLeaders of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation (SWFLCF), along with community leaders from Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties, travelled to a number of nonprofit agencies in the Southwest Florida region the week of November 4 to present and celebrate $440,000 in funds during its inaugural regional road trip. Fifteen agencies in the five-county area were recipients of funds totaling $439,812 in Community Impact Grants provided by the SWFLCF. The foundation administers more than 330 endowed funds that are created through the generosity of local donors today and those who plan for the future through the power of endowed funds. The agencies that received funds included: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc., Dress For Success SW Florida, Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, Grace Community Center, Gulf Coast Humane Society, Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida, Inc., Hendry County Library System, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Literacy Council Gulf Coast, Naples Botanical Garden, PAWS Lee County Inc., Pine Manor Improvement Association and Redlands Christian Migrant Association. An important part of the funding includes a new foundation endeavor aimed at strengthening nonprofits across the region by providing ongoing collaboration and group meetings of the grantees, coined as tribes based on their organizations missions. These tribes are focused on education/mentoring, early childhood education and prevention, life empowerment and economic development and animal welfare. The tribes meet monthly for coaching from the SWFLCFs chief strategy officer, for ongoing exploration into regional issues and solutions. Through this practice, the Community Foundation expects to award larger annual grants to organizations like these that are working to have a greater collective and regional impact. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. From page 26Big BBQ & Bash FundraiserLeadership Lee County is an intensive 14-week program organized by the Chamber of Southwest Florida. Through bi-weekly outings to the communitys unique facilities and assets, participants get an in-depth perspective on the areas economy, history, transportation infrastructure, education system, growth management needs, healthcare system, societal challenges, law enforcement, agriculture, local government, media and more. Each year class alumni host a fundraiser event for the community following the completion of the program. Sponsorship information and tickets are available by calling Miriam Pereira at 334-7007 or email mpereira@harrychapinfoodbank.org. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com

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29 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Volunteers Sought For Tax AssistanceThe United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is seeking volunteers to help lower to middle income taxpayers to file their federal income taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. VITA volunteers can make a difference in the lives of people in the community. Volunteers have helped families get back the money they have earned and become more financially stable. The United Way is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as tax preparers, greeters and interpreters. Free training will be provided. Volunteers will complete a certification online and software training will be provided by the IRS. VITA is a program offered through the United Way that helps low to moderate income persons by providing free tax preparation assistance. Both English speakers and bilingual volunteers are needed to better serve clients. No experience is necessary. Flexible hours are available February through mid-April. Taxes will be prepared at many locations in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. For more information, email Amy Singer at amy@unitedwaylee.org or call 433-2000 ext. 229. Last year over $3.2 million was returned to the communities taxpayers through the VITA program. For some families, their tax returns were large enough to help them stay in their homes instead of losing them to foreclosure or being evicted. In addition, VITA clients saved the cost of tax preparation by a commercial service. From page 2Great WarThen, walk about three more blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to see the WWI exhibit. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Want to know more about the impact of World War I on little Fort Myers? Get information at the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center. 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. w ww.Sea b reezeNurseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 WHI T EFL Y or Sooty Mold? ? Y We can hel p A s k a b out our S eason D iscount! m s Pal m e s nativ e n s croto n d s, b rome l ia d e s, b utter y b us he re & much mor WINTERFEST 2013 TO BENEFIT RESCUE ANIMALS IN NEED, INC. (R.A.I.N) OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Rescue Animals In Need, Inc. (R.A.I.N.)

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201330 White Cane Fest Draws Many SupportersOn October 15, Lighthouse of Southwest Florida was joined by over 350 community supporters during the White Cane Fest. This national day of awareness brings insight to those living with blindness and severe vision loss. Lighthouse partnered with Southwest Florida Council of the Blind for the White Cane Awareness Walk around the intersection of U.S. 41 and Pine Island Road. The Lee County Sheriffs Departments Traffic Unit ensured safety. Bahama Breeze and Smoke n Pit Barbeque provided free food and drinks. Vendors who offered entertainment, services and programs were Lee County Supervisor of Elections, Southeastern Guide Dogs, JP Morgan Limo Services, Cat Country, Dixie Roadhouse, Calendar Girls, Bedazzled, Lee Professional Institute, Talking Books Library, The Out-of-Sighters Lighthouses Band, The Lighthouse Dancers, and The Lighthouse high school students transitioning into adulthood.It was great to see so many from the community join us. The support of our partners enabled our guests to truly enjoy every minute of the day. We look forward to this being an annual event, bringing awareness to those who depend on our support and services, said Doug Fowler, executive director, Lighthouse of Southwest Florida. For more information about Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, visit www.lighthouseswfl.org or call 997-7797. Joe Poppalardo, Angela Corcoran and Doug Fowler Calendar Girls Roger Mercado, Sharon Harrington and Vicki Collins Gary Green United Way To Take Applications For Emergency Food And ShelterThe United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee has announced that it will accept applications for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties through November 20 at 5 p.m. The applications are being accepted in anticipation of the funds being appropriated by Congress to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in highneed areas. A local board will determine how the funds awarded to this area are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local human service agencies in the area if the appropriation is made. The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades provides the coordination and administrative support for this program in our community. Last year, over $323,675 was distributed to 18 agencies. Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be the following: private voluntary non-profits or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and if they are private voluntary organizations, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies and organizations are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for these Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds should contact the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or call Hannah Pelle at 433-2000 ext. 236 to request an application. The deadline for applications to be received is November 20 at 5 p.m. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Team from Bahama Breeze Patrick White, Matt Caldwell and Doug Fowler

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31 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 deaRPharmacistAlloxan Toxin Causes Diabetesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What is the number one thing I can do to prevent diabetes? TH, Seattle, Washington Avoid white! By that I mean white salt, white sugar and white flour. The white flour is particularly offensive because it contains a compound known to harm a pancreas. The pancreas is the gland you need for healthy blood sugar balance because it secretes insulin. Let me back up to the point where wheat is growing on a farm, before it becomes flour. Special care is taken to till and fertilize the soil. The field was sprayed with various pesticides, fungicides and other chemicals to protect the harvest. About 83 active chemicals are used in pesticides today, even though studies have shown that some cause cancer in animals or humans! Anyway, when the wheat kernels are harvested, workers keep an eye on the storage facilities to make sure everything stays cool and dry because we all know rainy, hot weather promotes fungal growth. Fungal contamination of grains is rather common. Once in you, its almost impossible to get out. The wheat kernels get stripped of their bran and germ layer, a process which removes all the fiber, minerals and vitamins. Oddly enough, this flour may command a higher price than flour left in its natural state. The insanity has just begun. The naturally brown flour will now be whitened using a chemical similar to chlorine bleach. This chemical forms another substance called alloxan which is known to destroy pancreatic function. Did you catch that? Alloxan is so outstanding at destroying the pancreas that researchers commonly use it in clinical trials to induce diabetes in lab animals! Bleached white flour is almost always contaminated with alloxan. Are you shocked? Are you wondering why? It happens because of strong demand from you, the consumer, who find pastries, buns, biscuits and bread much prettier when it is white. You cast your vote to continue the nonsense by buying white flour goodies! Ive always been puzzled at the name, All Purpose flour because to me, it doesnt even serve the primary purpose of food, which is to provide nutritional value, so I suggest it be renamed No Purpose flour. Regardless, combine alloxan-tainted white flour with nutritionally naked white sugar and table salt like many baked recipes call for, and you have a recipe for diabetes! In 2008, scientists closely examined how alloxan caused diabetes in animals. This article was published in Diabetologia and it was entitled The mechanisms of alloxanand streptozotocin-induced diabetes. The researchers stated, These hydroxyl radicals are ultimately responsible for the death of the beta cells, which have a particularly low antioxidative defence capacity, and the ensuing state of insulin-dependent alloxan diabetes. Simply put, they are saying that free radicals are released, and these kill the pancreatic cells (which secrete insulin and lower blood sugar); the net result of alloxan keeps an animal insulin-dependent. I have solutions in my best-selling book, Diabetes Without Drugs (Rodale 2010). 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. Komen Names Race For The Cure ChairwomanSusan G. Komen Southwest Florida has announced Ann Simon as chairwoman of the 2014 Race For The Cure fundraiser. The 5K race and one-mile walk will take place March 8 at Coconut Point, while a kick-off Pink Out Party will take place on March 7. The annual event has attracted more than 10,000 runners and walkers who raise money for treatment, education and research of breast cancer. Simon is especially qualified for the position of chairwoman, as both of her parents were diagnosed with breast cancer and she also underwent treatment for breast cancer more than ten years ago. For more than eight years Ive been a witness to what Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida does for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, stated Simon. They provide emotional and financial support and guidance along the journey. Knowing that 75 percent of the profits stay here in Southwest Florida and 25 percent is given to national breast cancer research reassures me that my time is well spent. Before retirement, Simon was a health educator in New Jersey and West Virginia for 33 years. For more information about Race For The Cure, visit www.komenswfl.org, Seventy five percent of the affiliates net fundraising proceeds stays in the local community to provide education, screening, treatment and support; the remaining 25 percent of the net proceeds supports groundbreaking national breast cancer research programs. Since 2002, Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida has given more than $5 million in grants to local agencies in the five-county area. Susan G. Komen is the largest source of nongovernmental breast cancer research in the world. Visit www.komenswfl.org or call 4980016 for more information. Relax, Restore With Yoga At The SloughDiscover the restorative powers of nature during outdoor yoga classes offered at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Participants will meet on the beautiful back deck of the Interpretive Center for beginner to intermediate level yoga. Classes began on November 5 and are held Tuesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Meet on the back deck of the Interpretive Center at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd. in Fort Myers. The cost is $48 for a 6-week session through December 10 or $10 per class. Registration is limited to 12 participants. Pre-register online at www. leeparks.org or call 533-7440. A parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle is required.Students must be capable of getting up and down from the floor and must have some ability to stretch and move. If you have any serious medical conditions, please get your doctors approval. Classes are multi-level with pre-stretches, a flow of easy postures, breath work, visualization and a deep relaxation at the end. Avoid eating a heavy meal for at least two hours prior to class. Beginners are welcome.Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch and move. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket (a limited amount will be provided). Any questions or concerns, contact Terri Fields (RYT 500 hours) on her cell phone at 823-5428 or by email at blissfulyoga@yahoo.com. From page 25North Fort Myers Public Library Programs2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 9Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.International Games Day @ Your Library 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16 Celebrate the sixth annual International Games Day with game lovers at libraries around the world. Enjoy board games old and new at this program for all ages. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4320. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I have enjoyed very good health and feel compassion for those less fortunate. I have tried to help when people were sick with meals, gifts and taking people to their doctors. I felt that I should help those in need. Recently, I had to have an operation with a long recovery. My friends and those I had helped were nowhere to be found. No telephone calls, cards, food or anything. I was completely dependent on my husband and hired help. I am very disappointed that when in need, I was ignored and I am going to rethink my generosity. Have you heard this from others? Bessie Dear Bessie, Yes, I have. Many people are takers and not givers. They accept all of the help from others, but will give nothing in return. Many people in our mobile society just seem to disconnect and keep the focus on themselves and disregard their weakened friends. I recently heard about a family that moved from a third world country to the USA. They were delightful people and showed compassion to their neighbors and especially to a sick, elderly neighbor. Good people are everywhere, but there are also many self-centered individuals who just keep their eyes totally on themselves. Lizzie Dear Bessie, I understand your situation and how you feel. I can relate that to my work life. I have helped many people with increasing their referrals, making introductions and assisting a few start their own business. More times than not, my time and kindness were not returned in any way. I have not stopped helping people because that would change who I am. However, I am a little more selective in my attention. So maybe you should rethink your generosity. You will choose to continue to give to others, but be a little more selective.Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.

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33 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013DID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) (March 21 to April 19) Keep your feelings to yourself as you work through an awkward circumstance. Complaining is useless, and also unwise since your words could come back to haunt you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A sudden flash of Bovine practicality shows you how you might be able to turn your artistic pursuits into a profitable venture. A spouse or partner offers some sage advice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared with several Plan Bs that you might have to use as backups just in case you encounter some troublesome complications with your carefully constructed schedule. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might think youll never have a free moment again with the demands of the workplace piling on. Cheer up. The pressure eases as holiday time nears. An old friend brings good news. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Leonine pride might make it difficult to offer an apology to a co-worker you unintentionally offended. But a quick and sincere Im sorry could prevent problems down the line. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to tackle those backed-up chores that have kept you from moving into other and potentially more worthwhile projects. A personal matter needs your attention. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You usually have no problem rushing to the defense of someone you perceive as being treated unjustly. But perceptions could be deceiving this week. Check the facts before you act. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You seek out advice in the first part of the week. But be careful not to let counsel from others overshadow your own sense of perception. Things become clearer by the weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The trusted colleagues you relied on earlier continue to offer support with your project. But you take more control, and by the weeks end, you should be in full command. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Rely on your practical side while exploring investment possibilities. Caution is still your watchword in these matters. Your social life takes a gratifying turn by the weeks end. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An already confusing situation appears to grow murkier during the first part of the week. But it all starts to clear by the weeks end. Plan to spend the weekend with someone special. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a passion for life that inspires others to follow your example. You could be a motivational speaker. On Nov. 12, 1799, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an early American astronomer born in Vermont, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass journal entry is the first known record of a meteor shower in North America. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean and the Red seas, is opened. The canal was only 25 feet deep, 72 feet wide at the bottom, and 200 to 300 feet wide at the surface. Fewer than 500 ships navigated it in its first full year of operation. On Nov. 16, 1907, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state. Oklahoma initially prospered as an agricultural state, but the drought years of the 1930s made the state part of the Dust Bowl. On Nov. 14, 1941, Suspicion, a romantic thriller starring Cary Grant and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, makes its debut. The film marked the first time that Grant, a Hollywood leading man, and Hitchcock, one of the greatest directors in movie history, worked together. On Nov. 15, 1957, Nikita Khrushchev challenges United States to a missile shooting match, claiming that the Soviet Union had missile superiority over the United States. He also claimed that the United States did not have intercontinental ballistic rockets; If she had, the Russian leader sneered, she would have launched her own sputnik [satellite]. On Nov. 13, 1969, in Washington, protesters stage a symbolic March Against Death with more than 45,000 participants, each with a placard bearing the name of a soldier who had died in Vietnam. The march lasted for two days and two nights. President Richard Nixon was deeply angered by the protests, but publicly feigned indifference. On Nov. 11, 1973, the Soviet Union announces that, because of its opposition to the overthrow of the government of Chilean President Allende, it would not play a World Cup Soccer match against the Chilean team. It was the first time in the history of World Cup Soccer that a team had boycotted over political issues. It was much-loved Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. If you find brushing your teeth to be tedious, you might want to check out the Blizzident. The makers of this new product use a 3D scan of your teeth to create a custom toothbrush that looks like a mouthpiece lined with bristles. Supposedly, all you have to do is insert the Blizzident in your mouth, bite down and release 10 times, and -voila! -clean teeth in 6 seconds. Be prepared to pay for the convenience, though; a Blizzident of your very own will set you back $299. The toothbrush will last for a year, though, and replacement bristles are $89. Those who study such things say that by the year 2020, more data will be created in a single hour than had been created in the entire world over the 30,000 years leading up to the 21st century. Heres an experiment for you: Find a piece of paper and write the word suns. Turn the paper upside down. It still says suns. There are more public libraries in the United States than there are McDonalds restaurants. For the moment, at any rate. You might think that once gloves were introduced to the sport of boxing, it became safer to be a boxer. Youd be wrong. After the introduction of boxing gloves, death rates actually went up. It seems that when bare-knuckle boxing, hardly anybody would get hit in the face -the one who threw the punch was too likely to end up with a broken hand. The graveyards are full of indispensable men. -Charles de Gaulle THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. TELEVISION: What popular TV show features a nerdy physicist named Sheldon? 2. MOVIES: What was the name of Tony Starks assistant in Iron Man? 3. MEDICAL: What is the common condition described in medical terms as xerostomia? 4. U.S. STATES: What is the capital of Louisiana? 5. ASTRONOMY: Which planet in our solar system has the largest number of moons? 6. FAIRY TALES: What was the first item that Jack stole from the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What is the worlds smallest ocean? 8. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president was born on July 4? 9. LANGUAGE: What does it mean for someone to be in high dudgeon? 10. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What makes up a sharks skeleton? TRIVIA TEST 1. The Big Bang Theory 2. Pepper Potts 3. Dry mouth 4. Baton Rouge 5. Jupiter, with 63 moons 6. A bag of gold 7. Arctic 8. Calvin Coolidge 9. Outraged 10. Cartilage ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last player before the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw in 2013 to toss a shutout and hit a home run on Opening Day. 2. Who was the last Texas Rangers pitcher before Yu Darvish in 2013 to strike out at least 14 batters in a game? 3. Two rookies in NFL history have passed for more than 25 touchdowns in a season. Name them. 4. When was the last time before the 2011-12 season that North Carolina States mens basketball team won at least 24 games in a season? 5. Name the first NHL player for a team west of Chicago to win the Art Ross Trophy (season scoring leader). 6. In 2013, Missy Franklin set a record at the World Aquatics Championships by winning six gold medals. Who had held the record with five? 7. Which male golfer was the oldest winner of the U.S. Open? ANSWERS 1. Clevelands Bob Lemon, in 1953. 2. Nolan Ryan fanned 14 in a game in 1991. 3. Peyton Manning (1998) and Russell Wilson (2012) each threw 26 TD passes. 4. It was the 1987-88 season. 5. The Los Angeles Kings Marcel Dionne, in the 1979-80 season. 6. Tracy Caulkins (1978) and Libby Trickett (2007). 7. Hale Irwin was 45 when he won it in 1990.

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Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Avail Nov, Dec, Jan Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netNS 11/8 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN CUSTODIAL POSITION SANIBEL PUBLIC LIBRARYPT-Seasonal, Dec-Mar; 20 hrs per week. Under general direction, performs custodial services in keeping library and grounds maintained; assists with special events preparation; performs related duties as assigned. Flexible schedule, some nights and weekends required. Tolls paid. Send resume or apply at: Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. secretary@sanlib.orgRS 11/8 CC 11/8 HELP WANTEDPART TIME SALES ASST.Part time sales asst, must have interest in cycling & POS exp. 3 days 8:30-5, car pool from FM avail. Billys Bike Shop Sanibel 472-3620 ask for DebbieNS 11/8 CC 11/15 ECOHOME PLANS DRAWNOn-site analysisfree discussionsterri c, fast & affordable FL-Certi ed Planwork 34-years FL-Designer/Builder~see mine! Cool FL-SMART ReBuilding encouraged. www.HomePlansDrawn.com 567.0187NS 10/25 CC 11/08 SERVICES OFFEREDHOUSEKEEPER GIRL FRIDAYExperienced Housekeeper. Excellent References, Reliable, I will also help with light cooking and errands. Call Heather (239) 826-1045 Sanibel & Lee Co. LicenseRS 11/8 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDFILE YOUR BP OIL CLAIM BEFORE THE DEADLINEFree test to determine if you qualify. if denied we can help. Forensic Recovery Specialists 727-409-3921, getyoursettlement@gmail.comNS 11/8 CC 11/29 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189. NS 11/1 NC TFN NURSERY ATTENDANT Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday Nursery Attendant for year round on Sunday mornings for infant-4 year olds. Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 10/11 CC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDFULL TIME DIRECTOR OF MUSICSaint Isabel Parish in Sanibel Florida seeks full-time Director of Music. The position is responsible for providing music planning, organ/piano accompaniment, cantor when necessary for all weekend and Seasonal Masses, as well as weddings and funerals. Requirements include: Knowledge of Catholic liturgy and tradition, experience in instrumentation and music composition, ability to recruit, train, and support a choir. Please send resumes and letter of interest to: saintisabel@aol.com or Saint Isabel Catholic Church, 3599 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957.NS 11/8 CC TFN

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37 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 FOUNDLOST CAT BLACK FEMALEIsland East End. Please Call 239-277-0058 or 239-579-0050.NS 10/25 CC TFN 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.net NS 10/4 NC TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN FOR SALEJewelry Art Uniquities Best Prices Great Selection 2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comNS 11/1 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE Flower Shop Of The Islands Palm Ridge Plaza, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite A. 60% OFF Everything Must Go. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 8, 9 and 10. or leave a message 239-472-3707 Longtime Mom and Pop shop and Pop passed away.NS 11/8 CC 11/8 CLOSING SALE ANNOUNCEMENTANNOUNCEMENTDentist Lyle Hotchkiss has retired and Island Dental has been sold to Dr. Matt Davis. Copies of patient records are available at 1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite C-1, Sanibel 33957 (239-395-1211).NS 11/8 CC 11/29 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN HELP WANTED GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALECANT TAKE IT ALL WITH US! 4585 BOWEN BAYOU NEAR BOWMANS BEACH Chairs, treadmill, misc household goods, kids ride-on toys, etc., Saturday 11/9, 9 amNS 11/8 CC 11/8 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Scavenger Hunt For AlzheimersOn the morning of November 16, teams of two will race throughout downtown Fort Myers on a scavenger hunt of epic proportions. The Dare to be Aware Scavenger Hunt, or DASH, for Alzheimers will involve working through both mental puzzles and physical obstacles. The purpose is to raise funds for the Alzheimers Association and awareness for the disease as part of November, the National Alzheimers disease Awareness Month. A few of the tasks will involve facts and figures about Alzheimers in efforts to further inform the community about this growing problem. The event is appropriate for all ages and a great opportunity for Southwest Florida to get involved and make a difference. Alzheimers disease affects many families both locally and nationally. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and there are over 15 million caregivers of people with dementia, providing over 17 billion hours of unpaid care each year. These startling statistics, coupled with the experience of seeing the disease take a toll on her grandmother, and family members providing for her care, motivated Nicole Emery, a Cape Coral High School senior, to create this event. The Alzheimers Association is the leader in the fight against the Alzheimers epidemic, said Emery, coordinator of the event. The participants of DASH will be supporting the Alzheimers Associations mission of finding a cure and bettering the care that Alzheimers patients are able to receive. The registration fee for participants is $10 and everyone who attends will have the chance of winning dozens of donated prizes. First, second and third place teams will receive a cash prize of $200, $100 and $50 respectively. For more information, to register a team or for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.swfldash.com and www.facebook.com/swfldash. Harvest For The Holidays For Food BankDouglas M. Stevens, MD, the leading practice in Southwest Florida for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, is hosting Harvest For The Holidays, a food drive for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, and is inviting the public to participate too! Now through November 22, the practice will collect non-perishable food donations for the organization with hopes of collecting 500 items total. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday for the duration of the collection. The Food Bank is expressly requesting donations of non-perishable items including: high protein foods such as ham, spreads, stews, chicken, tuna, nuts and seeds, peanut butter, beans (canned and dry) as well as fruits and vegetables (canned, sauces and dried), breads and cereals, and holiday items (stuffing mixes, sauces and gravy, etc.). Year-round requests include macaroni and cheese mixes, instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables and canned or dried fruit, as well as cleaning supplies/detergents and paper products. For more information, visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org or call Claudia at 334-7007. To contact the offices of Douglas M. Stevens, M.D. about making a donation or otherwise, call 481-9292. 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If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida 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 35 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201338 Ziamond and Betty are hoping to be Big Losers! That is, they are hoping to lose some weight. Betty, a Basset Hound/ Rat Terrier mix, currently weighs 38.9 pounds. Ziamond, a Jack Russell mix, weighs 24.8 pounds. The girls are hoping to lose big as they begin walking their way to a more fit physique with the help of shelter volunteers. You can track their weight loss journey online at www. LeeLostPets.com. Just click on the link for Ziamond and Bettys Weight Loss Challenge. Anyone who needs a jogging or walking partner will love these two. They are available for adoption for just $25. Hello, my name is Ziamond. Im a 9-year-old spayed female Jack Russell mix. My Black & White Adoption Fee is $25. Hello, my name is Betty. Im an 8-year-old female Bassett Hound/Rat Terrier mix. My Black & White Adoption Fee is $25. There is a November Adoption Promotion for all other pets at the shelter. 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. Betty ID# 575295 Ziamond ID# 571084 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 44 NOVEMBER 8, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Edison & Ford Winter Estates Upcoming EventsNovember at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the opening of the 38th annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights, the return of Garden Tours, and free admission to veterans on Veterans Day, as well as a variety of other special programs and activities. The November schedule includes: Edison Ford Garden Tours return for season on Wednesdays, November 6 to April 30, 10:30 a.m. Staff lead tours of the 20 acres of gardens of the Edison and Ford families. The Edisons came to Fort Myers in 1886. During the next four decades, they created a lovely winter estate complex. Edison designed the gardens for many purposes, including research on the practical and industrial uses of agriculture and native plants. Today, many of the original plants are still thriving. Audiotour, Edison Ford Museum and Lab included in admission. Cost: Edison Ford members are free; nonmembers are $30. Emerging Inventors/Early Learners: Electricity & Energy, November 21, 9 to 11 a.m. Edison Ford Emerging Inventors Early Learning Program is for children ages 1 to 3 and their parents, grandparents and other family members. Emerging Inventors will experiment with electricity and energy through hands-on activities and demonstrations that will make their hair stand up and paper dance. The program includes socializing with others, educational activities, storytime, singing, crafts and exploring the homes, gardens and museum at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Each session introduces science through activities and time to tend the Emerging Inventors Vegetable Garden. Cost: Edison Ford members are $5; non-members are $15 (one adult, one child). Edison Ford Garden Talk: Plant Propagation and Aftercare, November 9, 9 a.m. Edison Ford Historic Garden Manager Steve Hottovy teaches propagation techniques for the home gardener. Hottovy will demonstrate basic techniques of layering, cutting and seed propagation, as well as tips and tools for successful home propagation. Workshop includes tour of the Edison Propagation Nursery. Cost: Edison Ford members are free; non-members are $5. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Free admission to veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering free admission to United States veterans and their families on Veterans continued on page 5 Edison Ford Holiday Nights opens on November 29 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates photo by Joe Capasso Edison Ford Garden Tours return for season on WednesdaysRiver District Saturday Art Fair The sidewalks of First Street will be full of art and craft vendors on Saturday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be over 35 local art vendors selling their original art, jewelry, photography, stained glass, fused glass, upcycled art and pottery on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Attendees can get their portrait done in 15 minutes or less starting at $10. The Art Fair is the third Saturday of each month from November to April. Local artists wishing to join the fair can contact Claudia Goode at cgoode@ actabuse.com or Arts for ACT Gallery at 337-5050. Colorful paintings and jewelry Rotarys Italian Fest Boasts Fun, Great Food For The Entire FamilyThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers returns to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, November 10 for Italian Fest 2013, sponsored by the Boston Red Sox Foundation. Italian Fest 2013 will tantalize your taste buds and provide entertainment for the continued on page 4 Spaghetti eating contest during last years Italian Fest

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 20132 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Honoring Vets Of The Great War by Gerri Reaves, PhDThis 1960s photo taken from the front ledge of the Lee County Courthouse captures the rededication of a memorial plaque honoring county veterans of the World War, the text reads. The group, many in uniform, stands near the northeast corner of the grounds at Main Street and Broadway. In the background is the 1926 Belmar Building with its signature clock. The rededication was necessary because of the construction of the Lee County Administration Office Building. In 1922, the Rabe O. Wilkinson Post 38 of the American Legion had dedicated the memorial and it had been placed near the rear of the courthouse on the Broadway side. Honoring World War I (WWI) vets a task the post tackled soon after it was founded in 1919. However, decades later, the new office building facing Second Street was constructed to connect to the rear of the 1915 Lee County Courthouse via the 40by 43-foot 1926 courthouse addition. So, the plaque had to be moved. The impact of WWI on Fort Myers not as profound as that of WWII would be, when two large Army bases would be established in the area. For one thing, it was a shorter war. Although it started in 1914 in Europe, the U.S. did not enter it until 1917. Fort Myers was a much smaller town, too, and fewer people were actually sent to fight. Even so, everyone from students to the Red Cross to Boy Scouts did volunteer work, such as preparing medical supplies and selling war bonds. Besides erecting the memorial plaque, Post 38 did another thing to ensure that the tragedy of the War to End All Wars would not be forgotten. When the post was founded in 1919, it was named for Rabe O. Wilkison. Private Wilkison died in the battle at St. Mihiel on September 16, 1918, only three months after being drafted at age 22 and less than two months before the Armistice. After World War II ended in 1945, Armistice Day became a day of tribute to veterans of both world wars. In 1954, in the United States, November 11 was renamed Veterans Day in honor of veterans of all U.S. wars. Walk down to Main and Broadway and take the time to read the heartfelt words written in tribute to WWI vets. continued on page 29 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau The Belmars Buildings (background) Mediterranean-style architectural features, such as the central bell tower, have vanished, but the clock over the entrance is still there. The plaque originally faced the intersection, but now faces the courthouse. photo by Gerri Reaves The plaque was refurbished a couple of years ago photo by Gerri Reaves A 1922 memorial plaque honoring World War I veterans from Lee County was moved and rededicated on the Lee County Courthouse grounds in the 1960s. Nickells Jewelry Store occupied the corner storefront of the Belmar Building. courtesy of the American Legion Post 38

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3 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013Fort Myers Public Art: Rauschenberg Still Exerts Influenceby Tom HallOn October 29, Robert Rauschenberg would have turned 88. Although hes been gone nearly five-anda-half years, Rauschenbergs influence can still be felt on a daily basis throughout the Southwest Florida art community. Art critics and historians are quick to point out that Rauschenbergs legacy is as a pioneer whose experimental approach to craft and media paved the way for the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and all the pop, conceptual, process and performance artists who followed in his wide wake. But Rauschenberg did more than merely lay the groundwork for later iconic artists and art movements. His body of work gives continuing permission to subsequent generations of artists to stretch the boundaries of art to obscure the lines between painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and performance art even more than he did to push, prod and re-conceive the media in which they choose to work. Rauschenberg is often remembered for incorporating found objects into his compositions. But Rauschenberg did so much more than build on the imperatives begun by Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. It wasnt that he used objets trouve in his combines and collages. No, he convinced the art world that junk the flotsam and jetsam produced by everyday life could not only become artistic media, but could produce beautiful art. I feel sorry for people who think things like soap dishes or mirrors or Coke bottles are ugly, Rauschenberg once famously stated, because theyre surrounded by things like that all day long, and it must make them miserable. By that standard, then, the artists who work and exhibit in the River District must be happy, vital souls because so many of them constantly push their personal and artistic envelopes, blending and blurring media and genre, embracing found objects of every type and description into their imaginative and often perplexing two-dimensional compositions and sculptural pieces. Walk into Arts for ACT or the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on any given day, and youll likely see aspects of Rauschenberg in the work of mixed media artists like Michael St. Amand, Cesar Aguilera, Susan Mills, Bradford Hermann, Jonathan Kane and Lisa Freidus. Oh, thats not to suggest they are intentionally trying to replicate Rauschenbergs work. They dont have to. His influence persists even if theyre not aware of the debt they owe him for the freedom of artistic expression they enjoy today. And the fact that so many of these artists find a voice at Arts for ACT would undoubtedly please Rauschenberg to no end, as he was an avid supporter during his later years of the gallery and the work ACT does in helping the victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking, and their families. One River District artist who especially exemplifies Rauschenbergs bravado and artistic temperament is Marcus Jansen. Like Rauschenberg, Jansen combines technical skill and expertise with a profound sense of purpose and a truly unique awareness of the world. Like Rauschenberg, Jansen addresses major themes of worldwide concern without bombast or pretence. He, too, exploits the messiness of everyday life. He, too, appropriates media images and pop brands (like Dorothy from Oz) into works that are simultaneously homage and parody. And then theres that whole car tire and bicycle thing not to mention Jansens ever-present quest to incorporate technology in ever more imaginative and inventive ways into not only his startling urban landscapes, but his equally surprising aerials as well. Given these similarities, it is interesting that Rauschenbergs former gallery assistant Jonas Stirner is now collaborating with Jansen at UNIT A. And it is through Stirner, Lawrence Voytek, Darryl Pottorf and even Kat Epple that Rauschenbergs influence continues to be exerted on the Southwest Florida art community today. All worked closely with Rauschenberg for many years, and although their art is uniquely their own, their process and inventiveness cannot help but reflect their tutelage in Rauschenbergs studio and print shop on Captiva Island. In fact, Pottorf is still perfecting the transfer solvent printmaking technique that Rauschenberg first developed more than two decades ago. Thanks to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundations $350 million endowment over the next decade and a half, his Captiva compound is now home to 42 artists in residence whose aim is to evoke the cross-fertilization, free-flowing exchange of ideas that Rauschenberg experienced first at North Carolinas Black Mountain College art community and later during his six-year partnership in New York with Jasper Johns, John Cage and Merce Cunningham. (The four-way exchanges were quite marvelous, Cage later recalled. It was the climate of being together that would suggest the work to be done.) It remains to be seen how this new iteration of Rauschenbergs art compound will impact the community, but if the lessons Rauschenberg taught about the value of collaboration are retaught and relearned, the ripples will surely be felt. And last, but by no means least is the gallery that bears Rauschenbergs name. With the departure earlier this year of long-time director Ron Bishop, the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College is now under the capable stewardship of Jade Dellinger, who many Southwest Florida art lovers and collectors met when he curated a 10-year retrospective of John Cages work. Dedicated to furthering the legacy of the gallerys namesake, Dellinger is busily finalizing plans for a number of exciting exhibitions that will build upon the important although undervalued work that Rauschenberg did in going overseas to bring art to the world, and the world to Fort Myers. Bob Rauschenberg may be gone in body, but his irrepressible, effervescent spirit lives on in many forms and guises here in the Southwest Florida art community that he loved so dearly. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 20134 239-288-5318 239-288-5318 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKWe Carry Large MachinesHappy WifeCoin Laundromat BIG LOTS PLAZA BIG LOTS PLAZA 15660 San Carlos Blvd. 15660 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33908 Ft. Myers, FL 33908 From page 1Rotarys Italian Festwhole family. Italian food will be plentiful, along with cold beverages, beer, wine, Italian ice and ice cream. Restaurants represented at this years festival include A Touch of Italy, LaMottas Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Marios Meat Market, Pizza Fusion, Queenies Ice Cream and University Grill. Back by popular demand is the Marinara Contest, judged by a panel of local celebrities. A marinara sauce is a highly seasoned tomato sauce made with garlic and/or other such ingredients as onions, parsley, olives, etc., but does not contain any meat. Homemade sauces may be entered by individuals (sorry, no restaurants) until 12:30 p.m. during Italian Fest on November 10. Preregistration is strongly suggested by completing an entry form and sending your entry fee of $10 to Rotary Club of Fort Myers, 2101 McGregor Blvd., Suite 102, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Prizes are $50 cash for first place, $25 cash for second place and a restaurant gift certificate for third place. Sauces must be delivered to the festival grounds on November 10 in a pint-size, non-returnable container. For full rules and entry forms, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org. The entertainment lineup includes Alter Ego, The Cracker Blues Band, the Hot Flashz Dance Team and Miss CCs Creative Dancers. Entertainment begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m. Fun family activities are plentiful and will include a spaghetti eating contest, bounce houses, slides and more. Italian Fest 2013 will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, on the corner of McGregor and Colonial. Blankets and chairs are allowed, however, coolers are prohibited. Event proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the Childrens Advocacy Center and Special Equestrians. This event is generously sponsored by the Boston Red Sox with additional support from Lee Memorial Health System. For event details, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 3328158. Crowds milling about during Italian Fest 2012 at the Alliance for the Arts Fun family-friendly activities are plentiful at Italian Fest 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 Simplify Your Shopping!Order Your Groceries Online!Phone: (239) 313-1488www.fortmyersdailybread.com Local Grocery Delivery ServiceServing Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs and NaplesFREE delivery on orders over $150 INVENTORY, FABRICATING MACHINERY, VEHICLES, LIFTSSaturday, December 14 @ 9amCASALE MARBLE IMPORTS, INC. 750 SW 17th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444COMLY Auctioneers & Appraisers (#AB2748) (800) 883-2665 COMLY.COM LIVE WEBCAST AUCTION SALEBY ORDER OF RECEIVERINDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE, INVENTORY, SUPPORT EQUIPMENT Sunday, November 17 @ 10amCMI STONE DIRECT3531 S Metro Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL 33916GULFCOAST Realty & Auctions (#AU415/#BK365-221) Phone: (239) 242-7661

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5 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 From page 1Estates Upcoming EventsDay, November 11. Edison Ford is honoring the men, women and families of those who have served our country. Free admission includes an audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, laboratory and museum. In addition, Uncle Sam will be greeting veterans and visitors at the Ford Estate from 1 to 4 p.m. Veterans will receive a 10 percent discount on Edison Ford membership and items in the Museum Store and Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops. Veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers to receive free admission. Current servicemen and women may also gain free admission by presenting an active military ID. Edison Ford Monthly Volunteer Meeting and Program, November 12, 9:30 a.m., Join Edison Ford Chief Curator Alison Giesen and curators who will discuss the history of the holidays during the early part of the last century, focusing on Edisons electric Christmas lights and Henry Fords love of Santa Claus and his Santa Village. Meeting and lectures are open to current Edison Ford volunteers, potential volunteers, and the public. For additional information, contact the Volunteer Department at 334-7419. Scarf Art Workshop with artist Marie Dyer, November 23, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops Join artist Marie Dyer and create your own hand-painted silk scarf. Dyer will teach a variety of techniques to inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a-kind scarf. All materials will be provided. Cost: Edison Ford members are $85; non-members are $90. Space is limited, registration is required by calling 334-7419. Participants may bring their own lunch or enjoy eating at the restaurants at Bell Tower Shops. Edison Ford Holiday Nights opens Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29 to January 4, Edison Ford open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Opening Night Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 29 at 6 p.m. The 38th annual Edison Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates opens earlier this year, on Thanksgiving weekend, and is a must see holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. During the holidays, the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated and visitors have the option of a self-guided tour or a guided tour with an Edison Ford site historian (6 and 7 p.m.). Edison Ford Holiday Nights includes nightly entertainment by school and community groups, book signings and appearances by artists, and the Childrens Tree Trail, a forest of trees decorated by Lee County students. The Museum and Lab will be open during the event. Tickets for a self-guided tour are $15 for adults and $2 for children (6 to 12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $11 for children (6 to 12). Edison Ford members are free. Clydesdale Wagon Rides provided by Whispering Pines, November 29, December 13 and 27, January 3; 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Clydesdale wagon rides will take you through historic Edison Park. Cost: Adults are $10, Children are $5. Santa visits in the Ford Santa Workshop, November 30, December 7, 11 and 23; 6 to 8 p.m. Children will enjoy cartooning with Santa (Doug MacGregor). Behind The Scenes Holiday Traditions Tours, December 3, 10 and 17; 6:30 p.m. A behind the scenes tour takes you inside and up close in the Edison and Ford homes, led by curatorial staff with special insight on the traditions of the Edison and Ford families. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. City Veterans Day ScheduleThe City of Fort Myers will observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 11. City Hall and City Offices will be closed. All solid waste collection services for garbage, recycling and yard waste will be performed as scheduled. Lunch, Dinner Snacks in Between 11am-10pm RIVER FREE MARINA DOCKAGE 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only... No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Nov. 15, 2013 Jammies And Jeans At Temple JudeaOn Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m., Temple Judea hosts Jammies and Jeans, a Shabbat evening especially for young children and their families. Held on the second Friday of each month, it is open to the entire community. The Jammies and Jeans Shabbat service is in addition to the regular 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service. Throw on your jeans and get your kids in their jammies for a casual, warm and kid-friendly Shabbat service filled with singing, storytelling and lots of fun followed by dinner. The Shabbat service is held in the Synagogue, followed by a dinner of macaroni and cheese, steamed veggies and either ice cream cones or sandwiches at 6 p.m. To make dinner reservations, send an email to jenmanekin@yahoo.com. Rabbi Sack will help you enjoy and celebrate the joy of Shabbat with stories, songs, dancing and more. This months Jammies and Jeans dinner is hosted by the Hershman family. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 20136 Magical Auction Lots At 3 WishesThe 3 Wishes fundraiser is not only an extraordinary evening featuring celebrity chefs, outstanding cuisine and festive entertainment, but it will also include seven live auction lots that were specially designed for the over-the-top event. The Friday, November 8 event, benefiting Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida, will take place at the Cave of Wonders at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the River District of Fort Myers. We are honored and thrilled by the generous donors of these special auction items, said Michele Eddy, co-chair of the second annual event. This live auction will elevate our event and enable us to donate even more money to the three childrens charities. Lot 1: Girls Just Want To Have Fun includes custom jewelry by Mark Loren Designs, a sunset cruise aboard Marine Maxs Sea Ray Sport Yacht, dinner for 10 hosted by Dr. John and Fran Fenning, tickets to the Ringling Wine Experience in Sarasota, designer goodie bags and more. Lot 2: Extreme Makeover features three life-changing experiences including a nine-week personal makeover at Nuviva, a $7,500 room redesign and $30,000 in furnishings by conceptual artist and designer Dwayne Bergmann, plus a yard makeover by Stahlman-England. Lot 3: Northern California Wine Exploration is a trip of a lifetime for two couples to Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Mendocino Countys Anderson Valley with accommodations in designer estates along with tours and tastings all arranged by the highly acclaimed Signature Vintner Cardinale, plus an evening in San Francisco. Lot 4: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 is a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to live like a rock star, including two tickets to the induction ceremony in New York City, a signed custom-framed guitar by Aerosmith, an autographed framed Rolling Stones album cover and hotel accommodations at The Plaza Hotel. Continue the experience when you return: a Devotion Vodka Party in your home with Cliff Williams of AC/ DC and a motorcycle riders education course including helmets, riding boots, gloves and more. Lot 5: Timeless Love Culinary Experience is a romantic culinary experience including five nights in Paris or Florence, GUCCI rolling luggage, a Cartier Trinity One bracelet and a sumptuous dinner for 10 in your home featuring the Spanish flair of Chef Gloria M. Jordan dCabral of La Trattoria Caf Napoli, and more. Lot 6: I Wish for a Magic Carpet Ride is a 2014 Audi A5 Cabriolet by Audi Jaguar Land Rover of Fort Myers. Lot 7: I Dream of Jeannie & Dessert features a six-course dessert extravaganza in your home with TV Food Network Challenge star Chef Keegan Gerhard and Southwest Floridas chocolate celebrity Norman Love. Sponsors include Audi Fort Myers, Norman Love Confections, Dwayne Bergmann Designs, Cardinale, Eyetopian Optical, Chef Keegan Gerhard, Cartier, Planned Perfection, Mark Loren Designs, Palm Printing, Michele Eddy and Myers, Brettholtz & Company PA. Additional sponsors include Berne Davis, Northern Trust, Dr. Charles V. Klucka, Brodeur Carvell, Lipman Farms, Private Client Insurance Services, Future Aviation, Dr. John and Fran Fenning, Ultra Slim Florida, Heico Corporation, Scott Fischer Enterprises, Nuviva Medical Weight Loss, Alliance Financial, Edison National Bank, First National Bank, Human Performance Longevity Center, Ruths Chris Steak House and Jenn Sassi. Media sponsor is WZVN ABC-7, with morning news anchor Amy Sedlacek performing the duties of master of ceremonies. For more information about 3 Wishes, contact co-chairs Michele Eddy at 4502798 or Lori Sampson-Wilson at 8506697. Ted Todd Marathon November 10Ted Todd Insurance is the title sponsor of the inaugural Ted Todd Insurance Fort Myers Beach Marathon that will be held on Sunday, November 10. More than 1,500 runners from 37 states and five countries are expected at the starting line in front of Nervous Nellies Restaurant, located on the waterfront at 1131 First Street in Fort Myers Beach. Proceeds from the event will benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank, Able Academy and Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers. Racers will leave the starting line for the marathon and half marathon races promptly at 7 a.m. A 5K race will start at 7:05 a.m. The races will cross over the Matanzas Pass Bridge, then runs all the way down Summerlin Road and through Lakes Regional Park, returning back to Nervous Nellies via the same route. Following the races, Nervous Nellies will serve up a BBQ party at the fountain to celebrate the winners and featuring music by No Way Jose. Bib pick-up and on-site registration is available at the following locations and times: Thursday, November 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fit2Run, located in Coconut Point Mall at 23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 109 in Estero; Friday, November 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pink Shell Resort & Marina, located at 275 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach; and on race day, Sunday, November 10 from 5:45 to 6:45 a.m. in front of Nervous Nellies. For more information and to donate directly to the event charities, visit www. fortmyersmarathon.com or call Eident Racing at 653-7881 ext. 102. Introduction To Using GPSsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday, November 16 from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in the summer of 2014. The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions on marine navigation, how a GPS works and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will understand what a GPS can do for you and some of the key features to look for as you shop for a GPS. The cost of the class is $45. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Local Waters/ Charts Classsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron will be offering the Local Waters/Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional onthe-water training will be offered at a later date. Check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $45. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Trash & Treasures SALE SALESaturday, November 16 9 a.m. 1 p.m. e Center 4 Life Palm Ridge & Library Way, Sanibel, FL Dont miss this great opportunity to discover great nds at low, low prices! Household Items Household Items Toys Toys Books Books Furniture Furniture Hardware Hardware Linens Linens Sporting Goods Sporting Goods Kitchen Gadgets Kitchen Gadgets Glassware Glassware Artwork Artwork Jewelry Jewelry Luggage Luggage Collectibles Collectibles Purses Purses Surprises! Surprises! W Lbt F Dbnbf NrBring 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 No clothes, shoes, bed pillows, mattresses, computers, printers or old TVs Refreshments will be for sale!

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7 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Students View Nature Through Camera LensesAnt lions and spiders and snakes, oh my. Sometimes these can be pretty scary creatures, but some local students got the opportunity to see them differently through their camera lenses. Recently, seventh and eighth grade students from Cypress Lake Middle School and The Sanibel School boarded Tarpon Bay Explorer trams for photo trips along Wildlife Drive in the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Tarpon Bay Explorers naturalist Don Parsons, a professional photojournalist and nature photographer, acted as both guide and teacher providing the students hints about getting the best out of everything from cell phone cameras to pointand shoot types and even higher-end complex cameras. Parsons helped them look at their subjects differently encouraging them to take close ups of crows foot grass, sea grape leaves, bugs and even big, ugly spiders. They learned characteristics of different species to help them interpret them in photos and even how to play with lighting to achieve different effects. The students photos will be entered into contests at each school. Bank of the Islands sponsored the Sanibel School group and Edison Bank sponsored Cypress Lake students contest. There will be at least three winners at each school and the banks will award savings bonds and medals to the winners at special ceremonies to be held in December. The winning photographs will then be on display in the banks lobbies for the public to view. The trams and instruction were provided by Tarpon Bay Explorers. There was a bit of the eeeeeuuuwww factor showing. For some of the kids this was the first big spider theyve seen, but overall good reactions to the insect world., Tarpon Bay Explorers tour guide Don Parsons observed Don Parsons coaches students from The Sanibel School on how to get the most of their photos Don Parsons teaches Carley Ross and Grace Ireland of The Sanibel School how to see nature close up through their camera lenses 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials JOIN US Sunday, November 10thTASTE OF THE ISLANDSVote Us Peoples Choice! We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 20138 Along the RiverOn Friday, November 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sanibels Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) presents Animal Ambassador as part of its Wonders Of Wildlife series. CROWs staff invites the pulilc to meet its new educational animal ambassador, a Virginia opossum (VOP). Patient #1170 was brought to CROW from Lehigh Acres, Florida with a sibling. CROWs medical staff saw that the tail was attacked by a predator and the injury resulted in a tail amputation. Because of the prognosis, the VOP was deemed non-releasable. CROWs Visitor Education Center is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island. For more information, call 472-3644, extension 221 or go to www. crowclinic.org. On Saturday, November 9, the Imaginarium Science Center celebrates National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring in a donation anytime during the preceding week and receive $2 off the admission price. The Imaginarium is always committed to helping the local community meet its needs. Come for the fun and leave with a new best friend. You can help the science center help local animal shelters by donating much needed supplies. Acceptable donations: Dry and canned cat and dog food Cat litter (clay and scoopable) Cat carriers 13 and 55 gallon trash bags Towels, blankets and bed linens Clorox wipes Toilet tissue Kleenex Paper towels Bleach Dawn dish detergent The Imaginarium is located in historic downtown Fort Myers at Cranford Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org. If you have a craving for some great Italian food, along with a desire to help local charities, be sure to attend the Rotary Club of Fort Myers Italian Fest 2013, presented on November 10 at the Alliance for the Arts. All we can say is we are so grateful to the chefs and owners of these restaurants who dish up not only great food, but do it to help benefit our community, said Kevin Lewis, president of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. Year in and year out they are here to support the Italian Fest and we hope there will be a great turnout of guests to sample great food for a great cause. In addition to the delectable food, the entertainment lineup includes Alter Ego, the Cracker Blues Band, the Hot Flashz Dance Team and Miss CCs Creative Dancers. Entertainment begins promptly at 11 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m. Fun family activities are plentiful and will include a coloring contest, spaghetti eating contest, bounce houses and slides. Blankets and chairs are allowed, however coolers are prohibited. Event proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation, the Harry Chapin Foodbank of Southwest Florida, the Childrens Advocacy Center, and Special Equestrians. This event is sponsored by The Boston Red Sox Foundation. For event details, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 3328158. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort on the corner of McGregor and Colonial boulevards. Every Monday through February 24, join local film buffs for Thank God Its Monday (TGIM). Short indie films will be judged to determine if they will earn a spot in the Fort Myers Film Festival held in March. TGIM features happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Hosted by Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven. TGIM takes place at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival. com. 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Call us today for details! Limited Registration available. Call us today for details! On Friday, go to CROW to meet its new animal ambassador, a Virginia opossum (VOP). Pictured here is another VOP, post-op, that was treated last year at the wildlife clinic. Rotary Club of Fort Myers annual Italian Fest returns to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday 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. Art Show Arts of the Inland is sponsoring a juried art show entitled Perceptions on Sunday, November 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Majestic Golf Course, Crown Room, 350 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres. The show is free and open to the public. There will be live entertainment, hors doeuvres and door prizes. 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9 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place and tropical themed sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are a local favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Warf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for eight years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served from 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road Units #111 & 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Experience Old Florida Hospitality with New Florida Flair. Nightly Specials: Monday, $20 prime rib and half-price select bottles of wine; Tuesday, $6 Morgan House burger and half-off craft beer; Wednesday, half-off appetizers and house wine; Thursday, $4 martinis and half-off select shots; Friday, complimentary buffet upstairs with two drink minimum and half-off house wine and select domestic drafts; and Saturday, half-off select margaritas and tequila shots. Also features live music. 33 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers. Call 337-3377. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Theres live music and happy hour all day. Swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons of Nellies and Uglys. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 463-8077. FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN MORGAN HOUSE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERYCome see what your Sundays have been missing with brunch at Courtneys in Fort Myers COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE For dinner reservations call 239-472-5555 5-10 pm Tues. Sat. at 1244 Periwinkle, Sanibel www.ilcielosanibel.com Full Bar & Wine Available for Catering & Private Parties NEW!3 Course Prix Fixe Menu $35 per personTues. Thurs. 5 6 PM Includes one bottle of house wine per couple DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS: 4:30 6:00 PM2-for-1 domestic bottled beer, wells & house winesALL APPETIZERS $6 LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 JOIN US Sunday, November 10thTASTE OF THE ISLANDSVote Us Peoples Choice! NOW OPEN FOR LUNCHMon thru Sat 11:30-2:30E ective Tuesday, Nov 12 NOW OPEN FOR LUNCHMon thru Sat 11:30-2:30E ective Tuesday, Nov 12

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201310 Candlelighters Give Sick Kids And Families A Magic Kingdom TripCandlelighters of Southwest Florida spent a memorable day at Disneys Magic Kingdom on Saturday, October 26. For many families it was their first experience at the popular Orlando theme park where kids, both big and small have the chance to create some magical memories. Candlelighters, a local non-profit charity, has been reaching out to families who have a child diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders for over 30 years. This year over 100 family members boarded two chartered buses to set out on their adventure. Transportation, admission, mealfunds, special event T-shirts and backpacks loaded with drinks and snacks were all provided by Candlelighters through various donations and fundraisers held throughout the year. For Candlelighters families whose children are sick, their budgets dont always allow for the extra money to have a mini-vacation to a theme park. Candlelighters recognizes the importance of parents taking a break from the mounting medical bills and seemingly endless doctor appointments. The impact can be amazing. Candlelighters provides services at no cost to newly diagnosed families, those in treatment, long term survivors, those suffering from long-term effects of treatments, children undergoing bone marrow treatments as well as supporting bereaved families. For additional information about Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, call 4322223 or visit www.CandlelightersSWFL.org. The Candlelighters group that was treated to a trip to the Magic Kingdom Christmas Cheer Registration Continues Major Thomas Louden announced that The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties is continuing to accept applications for this holiday season. Registration dates for its annual Christmas Cheer program will continue throughout November. The first three days this year brought over 1,200 people to register for help. Day one, people began lining up as early as 5 a.m. to wait in line. By the time doors opened the line stretched around the building, and by the end of the first day, 607 people had been served. And 40 percent of those that have requested help this Christmas have never asked for help before. In 2012, The Salvation Army served more than 2,700 families and 8,000 children through Christmas Cheer and 21,000 individuals through its total Christmas programs. Due to the continued economic situation in Southwest Florida, The Salvation Army does not expect to see a decrease in the number of applicant for help this year. Registration dates and times are Friday, November 8, 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. to noon; and Monday, November 18, 9 a.m. to noon at The Salvation Army, 10291 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Call 278-1551 for more information. Adults will need a photo ID and proof of residency in Lee County (such as lease agreement or utility bill) in order to register. People registering their children will need to bring proof of birth date for each child (toys are provided for children 12 and under). All applicants will need to provide proof of income and benefits. Applications cannot be accepted without this information. Parents are discouraged from bringing their children to registration. Christmas Cheer is a community wide effort and is The Salvation Armys largest outreach event each year. The Christmas Cheer program is funded by donations raised during The Salvation Armys Red Kettle Campaign which begins in midNovember. For registration information, or to volunteer to assist with applications or holiday bell ringing, contact The Salvation Armys offices at 278-1551. Reverse Raffle Raised $12,500More than $12,500 was raised for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County at this years annual Passport To Paradise Reverse Raffle event held at The Design Studio by Raymond in Fort Myers on September 26. The funds raised at this event will help provide more than 600 hours of individual tutoring for our members, said BGCLC Chief Professional Officer Shannon Lane. Our members daily tutoring and homework assistance have shown successful results, as the Boys & Girls Clubs currently holds a 3.03 grade point average as an organization. The goal of a reserve raffle event is not to have your ticket called. The last person standing won a $5,000 gift certificate to The Design Studio by Raymond. Other prizes were also awarded throughout the event including a sunset plane ride with champagne and Norman Love chocolates. More than 130 people attended the event. The night included live music from Underground, and food and beverages from Bangkok Tai, Cantina Laredo, DaRuma Suncoast Beverage, Stillwater Grille and The Crazy Olive. This particular event is always a lot of fun, and it allows us to reconnect with Club supporters after a long summer, said Lane. We look forward to the 3rd annual Passport to Paradise next September 25, 2014. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Clubs provide safe places where children can learn, grow, receive help with homework and develop coping skills that assist them in avoiding destructive influences in a fast-paced, complex world. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to our programs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County or to arrange a tour, call 334-1886 or visit www.BGCLC.net. Jillian and Brad Dohack with Shelly Boytos of Design Studio by Raymond Kim Owens and Don Taylor of Trophy Case Kim Owens and Don Taylor of Trophy Case

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11 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Ding Darling Lecture Series Features Nationally Acclaimed ExpertsFamed nature photographer Clyde Butcher, celebrity birding authors Don and Lillian Stokes, and John Englander whose book High Tide on Main Street foretold disasters like Hurricane Sandy headline the eagerly awaited 2014 Ding Darling Nature Store Friday Lecture Series at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. The free series kicks off on Friday, January 17 in the Ding Darling Visitors & Education Center Auditorium with Bob H. Lee, author of Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is sponsoring the 2014 Lecture Series with support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Due to their popularity, the free lectures will be held twice each Friday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has a true commitment to conservation and the health of our wildlife, and were so grateful to have them team up with the Society on our lecture series, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. Other lectures will examine John J. Audubon, frigatebirds, mangroves, Florida panthers and more. The seasons complete schedule is listed below. Book signings follow all of the starred (*) lectures. Seating for the lectures is limited and available on a first-come basis. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Visitors & Education Center and recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. *January 17 Bob H. Lee, Author Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden *January 24 Charles LeBuff & Deborah Gleason, Authors Sanibel & Captiva Islands: A Look Back In Time *January 31 John Englander, Author High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisiscontinued on page 25 DDWS vice president Doris Hardy (blue shirt) accepts a check for $5,000 from the gang at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company to sponsor the 2014 Ding Darling Nature Store Friday Lecture Series The stunning photography of Clyde Butcher is one highlight of the refuges upcoming lecture seriesShell Point Concert Series Kicks Off With The Singing PolicemanShell Point Retirement Community kicks off its 2013-14 Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series with Tenor Daniel Rodriguez on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church. From The Singing Policeman to Americas Beloved Tenor, Rodriguez is best known as the New York City police officer who helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of God Bless America after the terrorist attacks of 2001. Raised in a multicultural and musical family in which his Puerto Rican roots intermingled with the rich fabric of New York City culture, he studied at the American Youth Repertory Company in Manhattan. A 16-year-old Rodriguez presented his first recital at Carnegie Hall and planned a career in music. But at age 19, he put music aside to raise his family and went to work to make ends meet, eventually becoming a police officer in 1995. He was quickly chosen as one of the designated National Anthem singers in the NYPDs ceremonial division. At the Prayer For America concert at Yankee Stadium after 9/11, Placido Domingo heard Rodriguez sing and offered him an opportunity to study opera at the Domingo/Vilar Young Artists Institute in Washington, DC. Since then, he has performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics, the PBS Memorial Day concert in Washington, DC, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the 2004 Republican National Convention and President Bushs Celebration of Freedom Inauguration concert. He officially retired from the NYPD in 2004 to pursue his music career full time. Dedicated to philanthropic and charity work, it is no surprise that Rodriguez has always been a spiritual man. As he takes the stage at The Village Church, the audience will be astonished by is operatic tenor performance of many familiar patriotic songs sung in honor of our American heroes. Concert tickets are available for $35 each, or three concerts for $90. The season of five concerts is offered for $125, a $50 savings. To purchase tickets or receive additional information about the concert series, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067. Daniel Rodriguez Donate A Used Purse To Dress For SuccessThe Lee Republican Women Federated (LRWF) will meet on Wednesday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Forest Country Club, located at 6100 Country Club Blvd. in Fort Myers. Included will be fashions by Razzle Dazzle, door prizes, a silent auction, a Chinese auction for new purses stuffed with gift certificates, jewelry and surprises. Cost to attend the luncheon is $35 plus a gently used purse/handbag for a donation to Dress For Success. To make reservations, call Maria at 454-6817 or email november19@netzero.net. For more information about the LRWF, contact Michele Duryea, Publicity Chair, at michelemduryea@embarqmail. com or call 280-7653. Republican Women To MeetThe Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its November luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, on Tuesday, November 12. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and program at noon. The featured speaker will be Heather Fitzenhagan, state representative District 78. Representative Fitzenhagen will focus on current key legislative issues. The public and guests are welcome. The cost of the luncheon is $17. For reservations or more information, call 573-6913.

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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 (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. George P. Savas Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. 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 community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship 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 CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. 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 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 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. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers 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 CHURCH 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 traditional 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 methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. SAINT MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers, 239-939-1218, 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 8:30 and 10:30 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 13THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201312

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13 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 From page 12Churches/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. CCMI Receives Target Grant For Everyday Cafs And MarketplacesIn recognition of its efforts in fighting local hunger and homelessness, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. received a $4,000 grant from Target Corporation that will be used to provide much-needed food and supplies for the organizations Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. We are so grateful for the partnership with Target and its continued support, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. This grant will make a significant impact in helping our local Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces feed the hungry, particularly during the holiday season. One of the communitys local Targets, located at 13711 South Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, also presented CCMI with gift cards valued at $750, which the organization plans to use in purchasing holiday food for the upcoming season. Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at more than 1,763 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company recently opened its first stores in Canada. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given five percent of its profit, which today equals more than $4 million a week, to local communities. Its more than 1,700 Target stores carry on this tradition by making local grants and providing volunteer hours. Target is proud to partner with organizations like CCMI to meet the needs of local communities. continued on page 25 Tracey Galloway, center, with Target store team leaders for 2013 Visit shellpoint.org/concertsor call (239) 454-2067 Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.2013 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-789-13 GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! | Single Ticket $35Shell Point Concert Series 2013-2014 FINE & PERFORMING ARTS SERIESLET THE MUSIC MOVE YOUDANIEL RODRIGUEZ 7:30 p.m. From singing policeman to Americas Beloved Tenor, Daniel Rodriguez is best known as the New York City police ofcer who helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of God Bless America after the terrorist attacks of 2001. Navarro To Perform Concert At Chapel By The SeaPianist Priscila Navarro will perform at Chapel by the Sea on Fort Myers Beach on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. Navarro will be playing works by Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt. A special treat will be Dr. Michael Baron, Professor of Music at Bower School of Music, Florida Gulf Coast University and Priscilas instructor, joining her in a duet version of Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue. Navarro, a 19-year-old Piano Performance Major, is the winner of the LisztGarrison International Piano Competition held in October 2013. At FGCU, she receives the Steinway Society and Williams scholarships. She performs solo recitals, major chamber works and a large selection of concerti with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and South America. She started her piano studies at the age ofcontinued on page 25 Dr. Michael Baron, Professor of Music at Bower School of Music, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Priscila Navarro

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201314 Fast-Paced Fall Action Continuesby Capt. Matt MitchellWhat another great week on the water this was. Fishing action was outstanding with a wide variety of species caught. For sheer numbers caught on a daily basis, this was about as good as it gets. Snook, trout, mangrove snapper, jacks and redfish kept the rods bent at what often seemed like a crazy, never-ending pace. Live shiner fishing really has the fish fired up and feeding as they pack on the pounds before winter. The big surprise of the week for me was the huge numbers of quality mangrove snapper we caught. Big schools of snapper ranging from 11 to 14 inches provided non-stop action on mangrove shorelines in the mouth of the river. Chumming live shiners had these fish exploding on the surface as they swarmed the baits. The limit on mangrove snapper is five per angler with a 10-inch minimum. These are one of the more tasty fish to bring home for dinner and one of my favorites. Clients who wanted to take fish home this week had an easy option for tasty fillets. Many of the snook and redfish spots I fish were simply over-run with these aggressive fish. Deeper creeks in the Ding Darling Refuge also held a few snapper but the majority of the fish in here were snook and trout. During lower tides, these creeks were really popping with fish all over. Most of the narrow deeper creeks with strong tide movement held a wide variety of fish with lots of keeper-sized trout, short snook and an occasional slot-sized snook. Freelined live shiners on 30# fluorocarbon leader did not last long when pitched up to the mangrove roots. Our big snook of the week in these creeks was a respectable 31 inches. Most trips we caught 20 or more short snook and hooked at least one or two monsters that humbled the angler on the rod. With our water clarity continuing to improve by the day and the temperature now in the mid 70s, the trout keep getting bigger and bigger. Most of the trout we are catching now are over the 15-inch minimum size. Some of my favorite snook shorelines have been producing one or two 24-inch plus gator trout just about every time I fish them. Our big trout of the week measured 26 inches and was caught on a mangrove shoreline at the southern end of Matlacha Pass. Big trout fishing will only get better and better as we move through this month. On less than perfect redfish tides, this week we still managed a few top-of-theslot sized reds on most days out. Lower water redfish action was a little tough for me this week although we did not spend much time at it as there were plenty of other types of fish to catch. A few times this week I have been on a school of reds that works the edge of the bar that runs just outside of the refuge mangrove shoreline. Look for mullet schools working in this shallow water during dead low tide right on top of this bar and the reds will be mixed in with them. Oyster bars in the middle sound also held a few reds during the middle of the tide and on the higher water conditions. Most of these oyster bar reds were moving around in the sand holes just out a little from the bars. Once the tide got up high enough, theyd push in closer, often right up next to the oysters. These bars also held trout and a few keeper-sized snook. Jacks have been pretty much everywhere and hard to stay away from. Just about every shoreline I fished this week held jacks which would rumble by at some point, bending every rod on the boat at the same time. They have been ranging in size anywhere from just over a pound all the way up to sixand seven-pound bruisers. Although not one of our more desirable species, they pull really hard and will often fool you when they pick up a bait, making you think you have a good fish on when they run for the trees. A few times this week, we were just over-run by the jacks and had to move to get away from them. November is always a great month for fishing in Southwest Florida with what seems like limitless options for anglers. Cooling water temperatures have the fish feeding hard at this time every year. They know winter is on the way and the huge amount of bait that is here now will soon dry up. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Rob Mackay, right, from Massachusetts with a 30-inch snook caught while fishing with Capt. 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15 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Peninsula Cooterby Patricia MolloyAs one of the most common freshwater turtles in Florida, the peninsula cooter (Pseudemys peninsularis) can often be seen near fresh bodies of water like lakes and slow moving streams. While Florida cooters (Pseudemys floridana) are found throughout the southeastern coastal plain, the subspecies peninsularis is only found in Florida. I was driving home from Naples one night and I found it completely flipped over on its back, Jordan Donini said of patient #2726, a Pennsylvania cooter. I thought it was dead. Upon approaching the turtle, he discovered that it was alive but seriously injured. Having years of experience as an assistant wildlife rehabilitator at CROW, Donini was able to keep the turtle stable until it could be admitted the following morning for treatment. The turtle had a major fracture to its carapace which is the hard upper shell. A pain medication was quickly administered to make the patient more comfortable. Ordinary zip ties were then glued around the defect and are tightened regularly to correct the divisions. We do a little buffering on the shell with a dremel then we put some Super Glue to make sure the zip ties stick. Then we epoxy them down with one layer, let it dry for 24 hours, then put another epoxy layer to make sure it stays. Then we pull the zip ties through to pull the bone back together. The turtles shell is basically an extension of the rib cage; its all bone, modified ribs, explained Donini. Were hoping that the fixator can help promote the natural bone to grow back together and solidify a little bit. It is very unstable at this point so hopefully the zip ties are going to promote the bone to fuse together. Thats the ultimate hope. Prior to Dr. Heather Barrons arrival last year, CROWs staff glued metal grommets to shell defects which were then tightened with wire. The grommets, however, were sometimes difficult to remove, prompting the clinic director to introduce an alternative method of treatment. Zip ties have proven to be an excellent substitute. The peninsula cooter is also taking part in a barium study being conducted by Dr. Heather since the patient is also experiencing gastrointestinal upset. When administered, barium sulfate coats the esophagus, stomach or intestine and can be clearly seen in the images produced by a radiograph machine. Dry-docking is one potential cause of GI issues. While it is more natural for turtles to take their meals while fully submerged in water, allowing a patient with a shell fracture to do so would open it up to potentially fatal infection. Instead, the turtles spend much of their recovery time on dry or slightly damp towels. Donini added, Some medications also cause GI upset. It could be a number of things, so we are trying to find the problem and help it. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Jordan Donini trims the zip ties attached to the shell of a Peninsula cooter, patient #2726. Note the triangular shaped fracture on the rear of the carapace, or hard upper shell. Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Pos t 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-747 5 A dd iti o n al L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-580 0 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sat $ 99. 9 5 Sta i n l ess Stee l Po w e r Coate d W hi te D u l Trumpet Hor n B i m i n i To p $ 199 Large Se l ect i on of Steer i n g W h ee l s

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201316 Plant SmartClimbing Hempvineby Gerri ReavesClimbing hempvine (Mikania scandans) is a fast-growing, sprawling vine found throughout Florida, the eastern U.S. and even into southern Canada. A Florida native and a member of the aster family, it grows in wet areas, including hammocks, wet woods and the edges of swamps, ponds and ditches. The vine blooms year-round, but primarily in summer and fall, producing dense flat-topped flower clusters on long stalks. The cylindrical fragrant flowers range from white to pale pink. Each fuzzy flowerhead is made up of four small disk flowers about a half-inch long. There are no ray flowers. The showy flowers quickly go to seed and the flowerheads become a pale-beige fluffy mass. The flowers attract a wide variety of insects, including bees and butterflies. This species is a good choice for a natural garden or a butterfly garden. It is a nectar plant for the little metalmark butterfly (Calephelis virginiensis) and sometimes its larval host. The distinctive triangular leaves are heartor arrow-shaped with pointed tips. The stems, too, are distinctive, twining in a clockwise direction around whatever prop plant the vine fastens onto. So effective is it at traveling that it easily covers shrubs and trees, the stems reaching as long as 15 feet. Plant this ambitious vine in full sun. It can grow in nutrient-poor soil but needs some organic content. Once established, it will survive moderate drought periods. It has low salt-tolerance. Propagate by scattering the seeds. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Climbing hempvine is a butterfly-friendly native vine photos by Gerri Reaves The vine lives up to its name, climbing onto other shrubs and trees Caring For Your PlantsGreenhouse Palmsby Justen DobbsAlthough we live in one of the warmest climates in the U.S., there are some palm trees that simply wont grow here. Our climate is technically a sub-tropical rainforest due to our 65to 95-degree average temperatures and 55-inch average annual rainfall, but as you get closer to the equator, the averages go up. Some of the most beautiful palm trees in the world grow naturally in places like the Amazon rainforest, the South Pacific, and some island chains in the Indian Ocean. These truly tropical rainforests never see frost and can average up to 200 inches of rain per year. Most of the palms and plants that come from these regions wont grow outdoors here in Southwest Florida, but can be grown in a greenhouse. We dont see many greenhouses here in South Florida. They are more common up north because the temperature and water can be controlled precisely within the greenhouse. This allows places like Washington DC, Los Angeles, California and Columbus, Ohio grow beautiful, colorful palm trees and plants to be enjoyed by plant enthusiasts, as well as the general public. Some popular palm trees for greenhouse growing are the lipstick palm (Cyrtostachys renda) from Malaysia, the Fiji fan palm (Pritchardia pacifica), the ruffled fan palm (Licuala grandis), and the Seychelles stilt palm (Vershaffeltia splendida). Some other tropical plants that are often grown are orchids, bromeliads, anthuriums, ferns, aloes and tropical fruit trees. Each of these palms and plants has four basic needs to survive: heat, humidity, water and airflow. An alternative to building a glass or plastic greenhouse is the atrium. An atrium is a common area of a house that is typically closed in by three walls and one glass wall or glass roof. I just spoke with a friend up in New Jersey after he had gone through Hurricane Sandy and he said that his atrium remained unharmed, even while trash cans and wood planks were being thrown at his home. Had he had a greenhouse, it would have likely been destroyed. So, why go through all the effort of growing palm trees or plants that arent designed to grow here in the first place? Tending to tropical plants, in my opinion, is very therapeutic and caters to my nurturing side. When you successfully grow a tropical palm for several years, it can become a topic of conversation, a personal triumph, and sometimes a lucrative endeavor should you ever decide to re-sell it. If you are interested in building a small greenhouse, it can be done for as little as a few hundred dollars. When researching tropical plants to grow, I suggest learning about the growth rate of each one. If you like one that happens to be a slow grower, try to start with a slightly larger specimen and refrain from buying wimpy seedlings from backyard eBay vendors. Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail. com. Lipstick palms are prized for their spectacular stem color Betel nut palm in a greenhouse in Los Angeles. Outside, it would die the first winter

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17 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013Taste Of The Islands Is Slated For November 10Clean off your lawn chairs, grab a picnic blanket and plan your route to The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. Its nearly time for CROWs 32nd annual Taste of the Islands, the clinics largest fundraising event of the year. The event will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the large and lush venue at The Dunes, it will feature food from more than 20 local restaurants, music from two bands, a silent auction, T-shirts and face painting. Taste of the Islands is a fun way for a family to spend the day together while contributing to the well-being of area wildlife and the environment, said Steve Calabro, CROW executive director. Already this year, we have cared for more than 2,900 wildlife patients primarily from Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva. One of those patients includes a bald eagle, believed to have been struck by a car in St. James City in September. Following a few surgeries to address the animals broken leg, she is healing well and has been moved from the hospital to an outdoor rehabilitation pen to prepare her for eventual release back to a natural habitat. CROW relies on fundraising events like the Taste of the Islands, along with donations, to fund the care of wild animals such as the bald eagle. This year, more than 20 Sanibel and Captiva restaurants will showcase select dishes from their menus. Participating restaurants include Baileys General Store Catering; Cips Place Island Restaurant; Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; EEDeli/ Sanibel Oasis Caf; George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille; Gramma Dots; Island BBQ; The Island Cow; The Jacaranda; Lazy Flamingo; Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen; Rosies Caf & Grille; The Sangria Grill; Sanibel Deli/ Queenies Ice Cream; Sanibel Fish House; Sundial Beach Resort & Spa; Sunshine Seafood Caf and Wine Bar; Fresh Taqueria; Starfish Grille; Thistle Lodge; The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market; and Traders Caf and Store. Restaurants will compete for top billing in six categories: Best Appetizer, Best Seafood, Best Dessert, Best Meat, Best Vegetarian and Best Take Out, plus a Peoples Choice award. More than 45 island organizations and businesses are sponsoring this years event. They include: Presenting Sponsor Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands; Location Sponsor The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club; Event Sponsor SanCap CPA/Williams Kherkher/ Chandler, Mathis & Zively, PC; Gold Sponsors Congress Jewelers, Coral Veterinary Clinic, Sanibel Gear, Sanibel Vacations, The Silverman Organization, Inc., Suncoast Beverages, and Warm Vanilla Sun; Friend Sponsors Advanced Disposal, Adventures in Paradise, Linda and Wayne Boyd, The Burns Family, Sam Galloway Ford/Lincoln, Doug and Sherry Gentry, LCEC, Molnar Electric, Inc., Brian Murty, Realtor, Red, White & Brew, Rosier Insurance, Sanibel Taxi, SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club, Donna and John Schubert, RS Walsh Landscaping, Sealife by Congress, Tarpon Bay Explorers; Supporting Sponsors Baileys General Store, Barrier Island Title Services, Greenwood Consulting Group, Billys Bikes, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Island Vacations, Norris Home Furnishings, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Nave Plumbing, Lynn and Ed Ridlehoover, She Sells Sea Shells and Tween Waters Inn; Media Sponsors Island Sun/River Weekly, Times of the Islands, Island Reporter, The News-Press, Florida Weekly and Happenings Magazine. Music will be by Rocker, a five-piece guitar-driven classic and contemporary rock band, in addition to the sounds of Late Night Brass, an 11-piece, horndriven group that include blues, R&B, swing, big band, disco, funk, traditional and smooth jazz, pop-rock, rock n roll and Latin music. Additional activities include a silent auction featuring gifts from several island businesses, 2013 Taste of the Islands T-shirts for sale, face painting, glitter tattoos and hair braiding, with no minimum or maximum age limit. Admission is $5, free for children 12 and under, and free for active military and their families. Attendees should bring lawn chairs, picnic tablecloths or blankets, but should leave coolers and pets at home. Participating restaurateurs gathered at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on October 28 to review details regarding the 32nd annual Taste of the Islands, to be held November 10 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refugepresents the Ages 15 Under* Start Fishing at 9:00 AM *Must be able to hold their own fishing pole* FREE Event with Prizes and Family FUN! Bring your own fishi ng pole. Loaner poles are available but numbers are limited. Fishing Derby will be held at the Causeway Islands Park (Island A) on the Sanibel Causeway Kids (or parents) dont know how to fish? We will teach fish ID, Knot tying, casting, baiting and fishing ethics. For more information call (239) 472-1100 ext. 236 Registration begins at 8:30 AM Fishing Derby Sponsors: Shallow Bait Dale Shirley

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201318 Book Club DiscussionThe Alliance for the Arts Member Gallery Book Club continues on Tuesday, November 18 with a discussion on Susan Vreelands novel Clara and Mr. Tiffany Join fellow Alliance members in this monthly exploration of literature focused on art, artists, art history and art appreciation. During the Gilded Age just before the turn of the 20th century, Tiffany forged his reputation in stained glass. His highly recognizable style blended Art Nouveau, the exoticism of the Aesthetics Movement, and his own adoration of nature. Until recently, it was assumed that he was the designer of the celebrated leaded glass lampshades. However, two collections of letters reveal that an unrecognized woman, Clara Driscoll, designed the floral shades as well as many of the bronze bases. Clara and Mr. Tiffany presents these two figures one the giant of American decorative arts, the other unknown as they engage each other, collaborating, probing and frustrating each other, stumbling over their passions. The Member Gallery Book Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Club members must purchase their own copy of each book. A discussion guide will be available for download at artinlee.org beginning November 1. Pre-registration is encouraged. An active Alliance membership is all that is required. The next discussion will be on Tuesday, December 17. Alliance individual memberships are $50 per year and a family can join for just $75 per year. Membership benefits include 20 percent discounts on all classes and workshops, a wide variety of free class Try It sessions, discounts on theater tickets and youth camps, and special exhibition opportunities. Visit www. artinlee.org or call 939-2787 to become a member. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. Hollywood Sibling Rivalry At Gulfshoreby Di SaggauThe struggle between art and commerce involving two combative brothers is the subject matter in the intriguing play Something Intangible by Bruce Graham, set in early 1940s Hollywood. Its showing now at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples and its a play you cant help but love. The set, the cast, the story line blend into one incredible play that tells the story of the Wiston brothers. Tony (Shawn Fagan) is a brilliant and charismatic animator. His brother Dale (Ian Merrill Peakes) is the bean counter who prefers to stay in the background. Tony is the creator of the worlds most famous cartoon character, Petey Pup, but he wants to move beyond his nemesis to make a feature-length film inspired by classical music. If that sounds familiar and you are reminded of Fantasia, you are right on target because the parallels to Walt and Roy Disney are rather obvious. In this case the film is titled Grandioso. Its one thing to be creative and another to have the ability to get the financing available for a groundbreaking new film. This is Tonys chance to take animation where its never been before and hes not about to let anyone get in his way. This play gives you a good idea of what goes on behind the scenes to make things work. The play charts the relationships between the self-conscious Dale who walks in the footsteps of his unrestrained brother Tony. As the making of the classical picture faces one crisis after the other and Tonys drug use accelerates, the tension within Dale reaches a boiling point. Its no wonder he sees a psychiatrist on a regular basis. Its a kick to see these two very different characters. Dale is full of pride and outrage at the indignities thrown at him by his brother. Tony on the other hand rarely stands still and is constantly in a creative mood to the point of exhaustion. Fagan and Peakes excel in their roles. Charlotte Booker is Sonia, the psychiatrist. She is on stage the entire time either listening to Dale, or remaining on the sidelines as flashbacks tell us what Dale is experiencing with his brother and other Hollywood moguls. Josh Tobin is Leo, Tonys whipping boy who works up the storyboards, and Peter Reznilkoff is splendid in two different roles, a worried member of the board of directors and an arrogant European conductor. Something Intangible is directed by Cody Nickell and it runs through November 24 at Gulfshore Playhouse, located in the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples. For tickets call 866-811-4111. Kids Production Will Blend Acting Instruction With Performance The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida is looking for kids, ages 9 through 17, of all acting skill levels, to act in a fun production that will blend training by experienced, working professionals in the acting field with a real Broadway-style show. Everything about this program will create an atmosphere of authenticity, including an open audition that will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 11 a.m. at The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. The program will run for 10 weeks, said Pasquale Gaeta, the founder and director of The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida. The kids will meet on Saturdays for a two-hour session thatll include acting skills training and rehearsal. In the spring, well perform four shows and well be inviting local critics and casting agents to attend. Its all about getting a real-life experience. Kids with little or no acting experience are welcome and should not feel intimidated or afraid to attend the November 9 open audition. This is about getting the experience of a big production from start to finish while also getting trained by professionals, Gaeta emphasized, so all kids are welcome to come, and since the studio is underwriting the program ourselves, we can do this at no cost to the kids. The production, titled Bigger Than Life, is being directed by actor, comedian, director, and acting teacher Gary Obeldobel, a well-known artist in the Southwest Florida theater scene. Obeldobel, who attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York City, has worked locally for many years with organizations such as Theatre Zone, Charlotte Players, Cultural Center Theater and Lab Theater, just to name a few. Gary brings a lot of experience to the program, including his work with kids theater, Gaeta noted. Hell be working with the young actors to improve their craft and also directing them in the production. Its going to be a lot of fun and a fantastic opportunity for the kids. Bigger Than Life shows what happens when the famous P.T. Barnum and his lovable troupe arrive in a small town where the mayor challenges Barnums legitimacy. When Barnum agrees to put on his show for the town, hilarity and fun ensue as he brings characters from American folklore to life to tell their stories. Kids should attend the open audition on November 9 to be considered for entrance into the program. The open audition will be held at The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida, located at 19451 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 11 in Fort Myers. For more information about The Acting Studio of Southwest Florida, call 898-6226 or visit www.actingstudioswfl. com or on Facebook at www.facebook. com/actingstudioswfl. Art In The Open Air On Fort Myers BeachMany plein air artists are in town through November 10 to paint their vision of Fort Myers Beach. Everyone is invited to watch them while they create their artwork. This year is the biggest Paint the Beach yet, with artists arriving from outside Florida and the USA with brush in hand. Paint the Beach ... Sandcastles to Shrimpboats isi n its fourth year and features 60 artists who paint throughout the town then show their work in the festival tent at Santini Marina Plaza. Collectors can have first choice at the Gala Collectors Preview Party on Friday, November 8 and have food provided by restaurants in the plaza. This is a ticketed event at $30. in advance and $35 at the door. A quick draw competition will be held in Times Square on Saturday morning followed by judging at the festival tent. Music, refreshments, demonstrations and other activities will continue throughout the day. Singer Jo List performs with Joe McConaghy from 3 to 5 p.m. in the festival tent Jazz Caf with food and bar service available through Skyes. Tickets for the gala and raffle are on sale at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery, Fish-Tale Marina office or www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Sponsored by Fort Myers Beach Art Association, The Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, Santini Marina Plaza, Fish-Tale Marina and supported by the Town of Fort Myers Beach, this years plein air festival is shaping up to be the best yet, according to organizers. The Fort Myers Beach Art Association is a hive of activity now that season has begun. Currently a new exhibit, Fall Judged Show, is hung and awaiting juror Pat Weaver. While Weaver is in town to teach her workshop at the gallery she will judge the paintings. Awards will be presented on November 24 at the reception from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. continued on page 24 Painting the beach

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19 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013November Classes And Workshops Offered At The Alliance For The ArtsThe Alliance for the Arts 2013-14 education season continues in November with a variety of adult painting classes, including Lucie Macherowskis Fine Art Acrylics (beginning November 18), Terry Lynn Sprys Painting Studio (November 12), Pat Smelkoffs One Stroke Painting (November 14) and Bonnie Floods Painting the Expressionist Flower (November 14). Fiber artist Rose Young presents the weaving workshop Art To Wear: Triangular Shawl on November 16, and Shawn Holidays all-ages Thanksgiving Palm Art is November 9. Attorney Anne Dalton presents a series of workshops for artists beginning with Copyright Basics for Visual Artists & Photographers on November 7 and continuing every Thursday into December with Fair Use for Visual Artists & Photographers, Horror Stories of Artists and the Fine Print of the Law, and Invasion of Privacy, Libel by Painting. The weekly Member Open Studio continues Friday mornings through the end of the year. Visit www.ArtInLee.org for details and instructor bios. For youth, Todd Greenes music lessons (Piano, Guitar & Drums) run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with 30 minute sessions between 3 and 8 p.m. Pam Rutherfords Stretch & Sketch classes began November 5, Janee Wesleys Art of Etiquette is on November 23 and Jennifer Byers first Parents Night Out: Yoga With a Twist is November 22. And, back by popular demand, Sue Hansens Art Attack for 4 to 7 year olds begins December 7. The complete educational season features more than 50 classes for kids and adults. Visit the Alliance website at www.artinlee.org for class descriptions and to register online, or call 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visit www.artinlee.org for additional details. Alliance for the Arts offers an assortment of youth art classes Painting class for adults at the Alliance Photo Classes Offered At Art LeagueThe Art League of Fort Myers announces new photography classes with instructor Spencer Pullen beginning in December. Contact the instructor to register for classes or call the Art League of Fort Myers for more information at 275-3970. Intro to Point and Shoot Cameras: December 3, 10 and 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $96 for ALFM members and $120 for non-members. Point and shoot cameras (or compact cameras) have really come a long way in a short time. These cameras shoot amazing photos with very little user interaction. These are the most affordable type of camera and they are light and easy to carry. A point and shoot is a great choice to take when traveling as they can fit into a pocket and are not obtrusive when trying to get photos in a foreign land. These cameras have basic functions which makes them the easiest to use and they have quite a zoom range. Also, to make these cameras user friendly, they usually employ scene modes where the photographer can choose the type of scene that they want to photograph and the camera automatically programs itself for the best settings. This class will cover all of the dials and what all of the cryptic symbols mean. In this class, we will take it slow and step by step so at the completion of the course, the photographer will know how to operate their camera. In this class, we will alternate between classroom learning and field work. This way, students get a chance to practice what they have learned. Intro to DSLR Cameras: December 3, 10 and 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $96 for ALFM members and $120 for non-members. Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras (or DSLRs) as they are known have really become affordable in the past few years. There is no other type of camera that offers the control and options that gives the photographer all the tools that they desire to create stunning photos. DSLR cameras often intimate folks who upgrade from a point and shoot or other types of cameras. There are more buttons and symbols that can seem daunting and confusing at first. However, in the Intro to DSLR Photography class, we will cover all of the dials and what all of the cryptic symbols mean. In this class, we will take it slow and step by step so at the completion of the course, the photographer will know how to operate their camera. In this class, we will alternate between classroom learning and field work. This way students get a chance to practice what they have learned. The Art League of Fort Myers invites the community to join them on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon for its free open painting session. Ask about the additional art classes offered throughout the week by accomplished artists within the Art League, for adults and children.Membership is open to all artists and friends of the arts. Annual memberships are available for children, adults and families.The Art League of Fort Myers is located 1451 Monroe Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. Call 275-3970 for more details. 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.

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201320 Symphony Presents Special EngagementThe Southwest Florida Symphony welcomes the first of its five conductor candidates to lead the symphony in a performance of Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 4 on Saturday, November 16. The concert will be held at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. Prior to the performance, at 7 p.m., patrons are invited to attend a conductor-led pre-concert lecture. These lectures are offered in order to better educate audiences about the pieces being performed. Tickets cost between $20 and $82 per person and may be purchased online at www.swflso.org, by visiting the Southwest Florida Symphony box office at 8290 College Parkway, Suite 103, by calling the box office at 418-1500 or at the Barbara B. Mann box office one and a half hours prior to the concert. In addition to Chelsea Tiptons guest appearance, this concert features a performance by guest pianist George Sebastian Lopez. Lopez has been featured across the globe as recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and collaborator. Performing in Paris, London, Cologne, New Yorks Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and in Los Angeles, he has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his musical perspective, continuity and kaleidoscopic colors. His recent tour of chamber music concerts in Australia garnered an invitation to the Kowmung Music Festival and his chamber music collaborations have included the Emerson String Quartet, the Rainier Quartet, the Incanto Ensemble of Germany, and the Aurea Ensemble of Providence, along with members of some of the top orchestras in the country. FGCU Presents Trombone Ensemble ConcertFlorida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Bower School of Music presents the FGCU Trombone Ensemble in concert Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building U, Tobe Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The ensemble consists of eight music majors in Michael Zions trombone class. Zion is trombone instructor at the Bower School of Music and principal trombone of the Naples Philharmonic. Music will range from early Baroque Chorales to transcriptions from Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 5 to Art Garfunkels Scarborough Fair. For more information, contact Michael Zion at 248-3941. George Sebastian Lopez, guest pianist Chelsea Tipton II Annual Art On The Boulevard SaleThe Fort Myers Beach Art Association announced that Century 21 TriPower will host the annual sale of beach-themed original artwork at their offices, located at 2001 Estero Blvd. (across from DiamondHead Beach Resort). On Tuesday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., meet 16 local artists who will be there to chat about their work while visitors enjoy refreshments. All original artwork will be available for sale by popular artists, including Brian Christensen, Joan Stobart, Fred Bushnell, Susanne H. Brown, Gretchen Johnson, Avis Schmitz, Susanne L. Brown, Catherine G. Kendrick, Milly Pereira, Penny Fox, Floyd Lawrence, Sylvia Kasparie, Terry Shattuck, Nancy Morgan, Pauline Healey and Kathy Taylor. Framed paintings will be on display inside the office while outside bins will hold matted paintings and cards. For more information, visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Yellow Cottage by Nancy Morgan Cape Coral Arts Studio November Gallery ExhibitCape Coral Art Studio Fine Arts Gallery is exhibiting the works of two local artists who share the last name Ford. The exhibit is entitled 2D-3D by ForD to recognize the 2D work of the painter Bob Ford and the 3D work of the potter Louis Ford, both of whom have won a variety of awards in the area. The exhibit will run from November 8 to 26. Louis, who teaches pottery at the Cape Coral Art Studio said, I throw classic forms and use surface textures to give them energy and vitality. I seek to create patterns and textures that emphasize order and randomness as found in nature. Much of my art is unglazed to emphasize the texture and appearance of the raw clay. My goal is to pursue the interplay of shape, surface texture, pattern and random effects, so that work created intrigues the eye and demands to be touched. Bob said, Im still searching for a definitive style but am continually distracted by the many new techniques and materials available to todays painters. On the other hand, maybe the exploration is the real goal anyway. An artists reception, open to the public, will be held on Friday, November 8 from 5 to 7 p.m at the art studio. For more information, e-mail cbell@ capecoral.net or call 574-0802. The Cape Coral Arts Studio is located at 4533 Coronado Parkway in Rubicond Park in south Cape Coral and is part of the City of Cape Corals Parks and Recreation Department. Works by Bob Ford and Louis Ford To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201322 Lee County Community Band To Perform At Cape Coral HighDirector Richard Bradstreet will strike up the band at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 10 to recognize veterans and engage folks of all ages with an afternoon of stirring, patriotic music. The Lee County Community Band will perform its first concert of the season that day at Cape Coral High School. Additional concerts are set for December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9 and April 6. The programs are free (donations accepted) and open to the public; all will take place at Cape Coral High School, located at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, beginning at 3 p.m. The November 10 program includes Armed Forces Salute, Fantasy on American Sailing Songs, Good Old Days Sing-Along, Melodies that Were Broadway, Some Enchanted Evening and John Philip Sousas Thunderer March. Emcee and vocalist is Normal Jones. The 60-member band rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran School, 3595 Broadway Avenue in Fort Myers. Members are musicians from all walks of life career musicians, amateurs and folks renewing skills from years past who reside in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. The band welcomes new members every year. For more information, visit www.leecountyband.org or call Susan Rayman at 9452554. The Lee County Community Band practicing Broadway Palm Lending A Helping Paw To The Animal Refuge CenterBroadway Palm is currently presenting Andrew Lloyd Webbers fantastical musical Cats, playing through November 23. During the run of the show, Broadway Palm is selling paws for $1 each, and all proceeds go directly to the Animal Refuge Center (ARC). Theatre patrons are encouraged to decorate the paws and they will be on display throughout the theatre. ARC is a 501c(3) corporation whose purpose is to promote the adoption of spayed/neutered pets into responsible homes, to provide outreach veterinary assistance, to provide interim shelter and medical care to homeless, injured or abandoned animals, to provide community education and public awareness as to the needs and care of animals, to develop an advocacy program on behalf of animals and pet owners Annie Freres as Grizabella, Lily from ARC and Sarah Nelson as Victoriain the community, to alleviate suffering animals whenever possible, and to uphold the philosophy of non-euthanasia of any healthy animals accepted to the shelter. The Broadway Palm stage has been transformed into a larger than life abandoned amusement park that is inhabited by a special breed of cats knows as Jellicle Cats. Its the night of the Jellicle Ball and the entire cat clan gathers for the annual event where the admired elder, Old Deuteronomy, will choose the most deserving cat to ascend with him for a heavenly reward and reclaim a new life. One by one, we learn about each cats personalities and discover that cats are very much like people; unique in their own ways. The award-winning score includes The Jellicle Ball, Rum Tug Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees and Memory. Cats is playing at Broadway Palm now through November 23. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings, with selected matinees. Beginning in November, performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Be sure to check out the upscale dinner theatre experience on Saturday nights. Ticket prices range from $35 to $58 and are now on sale. Reservations can be made by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Turkish Carpet Show Featured At Burroughs HomeA Turkish Carpet Show is being offered at the Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, by the Uncommon Friends Foundation on Friday, November 15 at 5 p.m. The unique event will be held on the dancing porch as a benefit for the Uncommon Friends Foundation historic preservation programs. The event is free to the public. The carpet show will include Turkic carpets from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Besides a very unusual selection of carpets, including some from Persia, there will be very rare Rahrahs. These are kilims made by speciallytrained/experienced artisans from a small tribal village in eastern Turkey. The Burroughs family, owners of the architecturally significant Burroughs Home built in 1901, were world travelers and art collectors. Among the many historical artifacts in the home are four wellworn family carpets that may have been purchased in Istanbul during a family trip in 1905. Carpet experts from Harem 49 in Istanbul, Emre and Ayhan Elci will share their expertise during the carpet demonstration. Emre has visited Fort Myers three times and has placed carpets in the homes of several local community leaders. If you wish to select a carpet from the show, an arrangement will be made to have it viewed in your home. Fifteen percent of the sale of these handmade carpets will be donated to historic preservation for the Burroughs Home. Reservations for the event are required and can be made by emailing aroth. uncommonfriends@gmail.com. Attendees will be able to sip wine and sample appetizers. Parking is available across the street at the Langford-Kingston Home. For more information, call 337-9503 or visit www.uncommonfriends.org. Turkish carpet expert Emre Elci and Arlene Roth, Uncommon Friends Foundation Executive Director, with Turkish carpets on the dancing porch at the Burroughs HomeShare your community news with us. 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23 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Seasons Change Brings A New Sound To EdisonThe Department of Fine Arts and Humanities will be hosting its fall concert series at the Barbara B. Mann at Edison State College with performances on November 17 and 26, and December 4. The concert series, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Smith, Musical Director at Edison State College, is sponsored by the Follett Education Group, B & I Contractors and LCEC. This musical tradition is in its 37th year and the performing groups are better than ever. I want to encourage everyone to come on over to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the campus of beautiful Edison State College, and take advantage of this wonderful free concert series, said Dr. Smith. On November 17 at 3 p.m., Edison State College Symphony Orchestra, Sponsored by Follett Education Group, will open their portion of the program with the Concerto for Two Flutes in G Major by Domenico Cimarosa, featuring outstanding Edison flautists Bonnie Childress and Victor Frumhoff. Following the Concerto will be Erik Saties beautiful Gymnopedies, arranged for Orchestra by Claude Debussy. The Orchestra will conclude the concert with Franz Josef Haydns beloved Symphony No. 94, the Surprise Symphony. The choir portion of the concert will include, A Tribute to the Operetta, directed by Candace Baranowski-Sundby, with accompaniment by Mary Griffin Seal. The concert will include the melodies of Sigmund Romberg and Franz Lehar, featuring Desert Song, Naughty Marietta, Student Prince, The Merry Widow and more. Featured soloists will be Helen Niedung, Ana Abella, Ashley Patten, Joshua Nieves, Anna Puls, Darien McGinnis and Joshua Zilberman. On November 26 at 7:30 p.m., Edison State College Concert Band, Sponsored by B&I Contractors, will feature a program of favorites that will include something for everyones musical tastes. Traditional masterworks like Holsts Second Suite in F and the South American classic Danzon No. 2, will be complemented by tunes from The Music Man, a Stephen Foster Medley, and a tribute to Satchmo, the great Louis Armstrong. On December 4 at 7:30 p.m., Edison State College Jazz Ensemble, Sponsored by LCEC, will perform works by such varied artists as Count Basie, Bob Mintzer and Pat Metheny. Dont miss this delightful evening of outstanding instrumental and vocal jazz. All concerts are presented by the Edison State College Music Department. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about Edison State College music, concerts and general information, visit www.edison.edu/academics/finearts or call 489-9332. Bead Show At Cape Coral Arts StudioThe Cape Coral Arts Studio will present a bead show by the Stone Age Emporium on Saturday, November 16, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from a large assortment of supplies for anyone working in jewelry, glass beading, bead design, precious metal clay or gold/silversmithing. Items available include gemstone beads, glass beads, lamp work and fiber optic beads in a large variety of colors. Also, select from a variety of jewelry findings including crimp beads, jump rings, charms, sterling silver and gold filled chain by the foot, gemstone pendants, cabochons, tools and more. The bead show is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail cbell@ capecoral.net or call 574-0802. The Cape Coral Arts Studio is located at 4533 Coronado Pkwy. in Rubicond Park in south Cape Coral and is part of the City of Cape Corals Parks and Recreation Department. To register online, go to www.CapeParks.com. Edison State Colleges Symphony Orchestra will perform on November 17 Poetry Initiative Kicks Off At The Alliance For The ArtsFor the past six months, a group of poets have been meeting at the Alliance for the Arts, exchanging thoughts on each others work and dreaming up ways to raise awareness and appreciation of poetry in Southwest Florida. The group, now known as The Poetry Alliance, will embark on this mission on Saturday, November 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. with its first event, When Generations Collide An Evening of Intergenerational Poetry. Poets, spoken word performers and slam poets are invited to share their art during this evening of variety and entertainment. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Alliance at 939-2787 or visit ArtInLee.org. A second event is scheduled for February 1.The Poetry Alliance will celebrate National Poetry Month on April 17 with an event called Broadsides Poetry Off The Shelf. Broadsides is both an exhibit and poetry reading, featuring new works created by 12 local poets and artists. Broadsides, single works of visual art integrating the text of poems, will be exhibited while poets read their work. The original works and prints will be offered for sale to benefit the program.The Poetry Alliance will also offer classes for experienced poets and those seeking to test the waters of verse. For more details, visit ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Call for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Reservations Required for All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island www.captivacruises.com Art Auction Awareness EventIn recognition of National Alzheimers Awareness Month, the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center will present an art auction featuring paintings by individuals experiencing the various stages of Alzheimers disease or other memory impairment. This is the 17th annual Brushstrokes From the Soul auction held by the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. A reception will be held at FineMark National Bank & Trust, 12681 Creekside Lane, Fort Myers on Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this reception and view the artwork on display. The Renaissance at the Terraces is the Grand Sponsor for this years event. Renaissance at the Terraces, a senior living community, provides assisted living for persons with memory impairment. Corporate and business sponsors who have contributed to the fundraising for the project will be recognized at the show. The artwork that will be displayed was created by individuals who receive services from area assisted living facilities, skilled nursing centers, and day stay respite programs. All of the artwork has been professionally matted and framed. Framed art will be available for purchase by silent auction. The silent auction will be held during the reception. Proceeds benefit the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. For more information, call 437-3007. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201324 The Mastersingers Season Features Music Of Marvin Hamlisch, MoviesFort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers will feature the music of Marvin Hamlisch and classical masterpieces from the movies during the chorus 13th season. On Sunday, January 14, the 80-person ensemble will share the stage with Tony Award-winning singer Donna McKechnie and the Gulf Coast Symphony in a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at the Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Mastersingers and the Gulf Coast Symphony will also team up at the Mann center on December 7 in a Deck The Halls Holiday Concert and on March 2 in a performance of Carmina Burana. For their annual Spring concert on April 5 and 6, the Mastersingers will perform with a 44-piece orchestra to present great classical music selections from the movies, including works of Beethoven and Verdi. The second half of the concert consists of choral and symphonic music written for the movies, such as the popular Theme from Star Wars. As usual, the Mastersingers will have a busy Christmas schedule which also includes the annual holiday concert at Sanibel Community Church on Sunday, December 15 and Messiah Sing-Along on Sunday, December 8 at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Fort Myers. Overall, the full group will perform eight concerts, including appearing at the annual Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service at Temple Beth El in Fort Myers on Sunday, April 27. To kick off the season, members of the Mastersingers will put on the hilarious spoof The True Story of Cinderella at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs. This popular classic incorporates opera, blues, rock and rhythm and is a fundraiser for The Mastersingers and church. For information on ticketing, visit www.mastersingersfm.com or call 288-2535. The Mastersingers season is partially funded by a grant from the L A T Foundation and is also supported by a grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Family Mayhem At Florida Repby Di SaggauFlorida Repertory Theatre has begun its 16th season with Social Security by Andrew Bergman. This is one of six unique comedies that will be performed this season. The opening night sold out crowd thoroughly enjoyed this witty Broadway comedy about aging in-laws and other family dynamics. David and Barbara Kahn (David Breitbarth and Kate Hampton) have a near perfect life. They live in a swank New York apartment filled with fine modern art, protected from their weird relatives. The set features gorgeous furniture from Clive Daniel Home and also contains several sculptures by Sanibel artist Jerry Churchill. The result is exquisite. As the play begins the Kahns are in a bit of a frenzy because they are expecting a visit from Barbaras sister Trudy Heyman (Carrie Lund) and her husband Martin (Mark Lainer.) The two have something they want to discuss with the couple alone. Barbara is a nervous wreck. When Trudy and Martin walk into the apartment with their dour faces, the laughter begins. The Heymans have a different lifestyle than the Kahns and that does not set well with Trudy. She is the caregiver for their mother and has to be there for her round the clock, putting up with her sassy remarks and irritating habit of devouring sour balls and spitting them out all over the house. What really has them upset is that their sexually precocious college student daughter appears to be involved in a menage a trois. They tell David and Barbara that Mom is going to stay with them for a while so they can go straighten out their daughter. Sophie Greengrass is Mom and is played by Ann D. Hurst. When she steps inside the door in her housecoat and walker and spits a sour ball onto the floor, you know that life for the Kahns is going to change dramatically. One of my favorite actors, David S. Howard, plays Maurice Koenig, a famous elderly artist who visits the Kahns for a small dinner party. What transpires after his arrival is what makes for laugh-outloud mayhem and fun. The play combines risqu humor and sentimentalism and what fun watching a feisty senior citizen rediscover her womanhood. Directed by Robert Cacioppo, the actors are perfectly cast for their various roles in a crowd-pleasing comedy that takes numerous twists and turns. Social Security plays through November 23 at Florida Repertory Theatre, located in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry. Tickets are available at www.floridarep.org or by calling the box office at 332-4488. From page 18Art In The Open AirPaintings done while members visited Limoux, France will be displayed in Studio II. This reception is sponsored by Century 21 TriPower and highlights the French exhibit with a panel discussion of the trip at 1:30 p.m. These exhibits will hang until November 29. Members Brian Christensen, Brush & Knife Painting, and Patty Kane, Watercolor Pouring, will be teaching acrylic, palette knife and watercolor painting classes in November. Pauline Healey will teach Batik Art, Penny Fox; Acrylic Painting and Patty OKane will teach Trading Cards, Tiny Art in December. See the website for details Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information on shows or classes call 463-3909 or log onto www.fortmyersbeachart.com. David S. Howard, David Breitbarth, Ann D. Hurst in Social SecuritySend your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com

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25 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My husband and I do not agree about school attendance for our kindergarten daughter. He says she can miss school at this age since she is smart. I say that missing school is not good for her. Does it really matter if a kindergarten child misses school? Julia S., Cape Coral Julia, Missing school for any reason other than illness is not wise. Children must understand that they are expected to go to school every single day. Children need to build the habit of good school attendance that will carry on throughout their education and even into their careers. There are real consequences to missing school even in kindergarten, although they may not show up immediately. Children who miss school frequently miss out on the fundamentals of reading and math. Data from a recent California study revealed that children who were chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of third grade. Another study reported that students who arrived at school academically ready to learn but then missed 10 percent of their kindergarten and first grade years scored an average of 60 points below similar students with good attendance on third-grade reading tests. According to research from attendanceworks.org, an organization dedicated to advancing student success by reducing chronic attendance, missing just 10 percent of the school year in the early grades can leave many students struggling throughout elementary school. And that by 6th grade, missing that much school is strongly linked to course failure and even eventually dropping out of high school. Thats just 18 days or two to three days per month. Make sure that your husband does not believe the major myths about missing school such as that absences are only a problem if they are unexcused, that sporadic absences arent a problem and that attendance only matters in the older grades. Does your husband think that the school lacks engaging instruction, or has a bad school climate and ineffective discipline? Perhaps he is concerned about these issues and needs to become more involved in the school so he understands what occurs there. Maybe he had a negative school experience and is uncomfortable at her school and is just trying to protect your daughter. Perhaps asking some of these questions will help him understand his reluctance to encourage strong school attendance and you will be able to resolve this issue. For more information on school attendance, please visit www.attendanceworks.org. 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. From page 13CCMI Receives Target GrantCCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 15,000 meals each month through its Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces and Meals On Wheels programs. CCMI also educates 35 children in its Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive life coaching services through its United Way Resource Houses, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies school pantries and weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children and their families each school year. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.CCMILeeCounty.com. From page 13Navarro Performance9, at the National Conservatory of Music of Peru. From there, many awards have been bestowed on Ms. Navarro: In 2011, she won the South American Chopin Competition in which she completed against all eligible pianists up to the age of 30 in South America. As part of her prize, she studied for two weeks at the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland and was presented in solo recital at a major hall in Warsaw. She has been invited back to Warsaw twice for further concerts. As the winner of the International Chopin Competition of Texas, she made her Carnegie Hall Solo Recital Debut on March 7, 2013. In May 2013, Ms. Navarro won the International Beethoven Sonata Piano Competition. Community Partners Strong Supporters Of ESC FoundationOver the past year, the Edison State College Foundation, Inc. has provided scholarship support to more than 800 students, and hundreds of Edisons students, faculty and staff members benefited from program improvements provided by donors who gave for program support. Much of this support comes from the Foundations community partners including Follett Education Group, LCEC, B&I Contractors, BBT/Oswald Trippe and Company, AFCO, Fine Mark Bank, FPL and BSSW Architects. Our community partners, corporate and business donors are important to the Foundation because their donations provide visibility of the College to the business clients, and their employees get to be engaged with the college and supporting education, said Kevin Miller, executive director, Edison State College Foundation, Inc. Whether its sponsoring a program, naming a room or college building, sponsoring events or contributing to a scholarship fund, the Foundations corporate donors can choose where theyd like their support to go or be provided options of areas within the college with pressing needs. Often, we can match a companys core business interests with a college program, and it is a win-win match, Miller said. A simple gift of support can not only begin the philanthropic relationship, but help our students reach their educational and career goals. For more information on how to become an Edison State College Foundation, Inc. donor, call Kevin Miller at 489-9036 or visit www.edison.edu/ wp/foundation/. North Fort Myers Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults International Games Day @ Your Library 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16 Celebrate the sixth annual International Games Day with game lovers at libraries around the world. Enjoy board games old and new at this program for all ages. Book Discussion: The Returned by Jason Mott 2 p.m. Thursday, November 21 Dive into the story of Harold and Lucille Hargrave as their son, Jacob, tragically dies on his eighth birthday in 1966, but arrives eight years later on their doorstep still looking like his 8-year-old self. Immerse yourself in this story of how those who have past into the afterlife are being returned from beyond. Children Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 9 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. International Games Day @ Your Library 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16 Celebrate the sixth annual International Games Day with game lovers at libraries around the world. Enjoy board games old and new at this program for all ages. Teens Kids Read Down Finescontinued on page 31 From page ??Ding Darling Lecture Series*February 7 Don and Lillian Stokes, Authors 3 Easy Steps To Bird ID February 14 Brian Fox Ellis John J. Audubon Re-enactment February 21 Kenneth Meyer, University of Florida Magnificent Frigatebird February 28 Volunteer Luncheon/No Lecture March 7 Joy Hazell, Florida Sea Grant Learning & Loving Mangroves March 14 Mike Owen, Biologist Fakahatchee Strand March 21 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science March 28 Erin Myers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Florida Panthers April 4 Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, SCCF Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands *April 11 Clyde Butcher, Nature Photographer Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201326 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays On Market Palm Acres Fort Myers19993,405$1,695,000$1,650,000 47 Lanes F A Bayview Captiva20013,092$1,799,000$1,638,000 883 Fort Myers Fort Myers19655,696$1,499,000$1,300,000925 Edgewater at Gulf HarbourFort Myers19973,424$849,900$812,500 141 Mossy Glen Fort Myers20074,492$775,000$775,000 993 Fiddlesticks Country ClubFort Myers19853,083$559,000$500,000 7 Blackhawk Fort Myers20003,520$519,000$500,000 55 Cape Coral Cape Coral20032,706$515,000$496,250 11 River Oaks Alva 19932,585$489,000$442,000 323 Four Mile Cove Cape Coral20002,566$449,901$435,000 228 Financial FocusPlan For LongTerm Care Costsby Jennifer BaseyNovember is Longterm Care Awareness Month. And when it comes to long-term care such as a stay in a nursing home or the services provided by a home health aide youll want to plan for the potential costs involved. Of course, you might think that youll always be able to live independently, without requiring any assistance and perhaps you will. However, the odds arent necessarily in your favor: About 70 percent of Americans who reach the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care in their lives for an average of three years, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And every type of long-term care is expensive. Consider these numbers, taken from the 2013 Cost of Care Survey produced by Genworth, a financial security company: The national average rate for a private room in a nursing home is $83,950 a jump of 24 percent over the past five years. And its not much cheaper for a semi-private room in a nursing home the average cost is $75,405 per year, up 23 percent from five years ago. A full-time home health aide costs, on average, $44,479 per year. If you had to spend more than $80,000 per year for a nursing home, and you needed to stay in that nursing home for several years, what would it do to your savings? How would it affect all your financial goals? Many people think Medicare will pay for long-term care expenses, but thats just not the case. In reality, Medicare only covers a small percentage of long-term care costs, which means its typically up to the individual to foot the bills. Youve worked hard to position yourself for an enjoyable retirement, so its important to protect your income and assets from potentially huge long-term care costs. How can you deal with these expenses? Essentially, you have a couple of options. First, you could self-insure by incorporating long-term costs into your future budget but, as the above numbers indicate, that could be pretty expensive. Your second choice is to transfer the risk of incurring long-term care costs to an insurance company. A financial professional can assist you in choosing the right solution for your individual needs. However, as important as it is to address costs, and ways of meeting them, its also necessary to look at some of the other factors that may be connected with the need for long-term care services. To illustrate: If you were to enter a nursing home, you might be suffering from a physical or mental disability that could keep you from handling your own affairs. So you may want to consult with your legal advisor to discuss a durable power of attorney, which would allow you to delegate your financial decisions to a relative, close friend or anyone else you might choose. Preparing for the unexpected, including long-term care, takes time and careful planning. So why not observe Long-term Care Awareness Month by getting started on your plans? It can be time well spent. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Bikers For Babies Off To A Great StartThe single largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes, Bikers for Babies, had a great start when the Helmet Drive, a special fundraising pre-event, raised more than $16,000 last weekend. According to Trent Howe, local March of Dimes executive director, volunteers from local motorcycle clubs and supporting organizations hit the streets to collect donations helmet in-hand at intersections throughout Southwest Florida. Bikers for Babies raises critical funds to support research and other important medical services related to premature birth. The Southwest Florida ride has raised $1.5 million for local babies and families from past years events. With an additional $42,000 collected from other efforts, the Helmet Drive brought the 2013 tally to $58,000, inching closer to the goal of $150,000. More than 190 riders are registered for the ride this year, which will take place November 15, 16 and 17. The series of events will start on Friday, November 15 with pre-registration and bike night at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson with live entertainment, vendors, food and refreshments. On Saturday, November 16, there will be a car show at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson and pre-registration will be available at both Fort Myers and Naples Harley-Davidson. The grand finale will be on Sunday, November 17 with a 35-mile, law enforcement escorted ride starting at the North Collier Regional Water Park on Livingston Road in Naples going up Livingston Road to Bonita Beach Road, along Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, ultimately ending at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson. Once at the dealership, there will be a celebration with more live entertainment, food, refreshments, vendors and awards for the individuals and riding groups that raised the most money. For more information, 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. Big BBQ & Bash FundraiserThe Chamber of Southwest Floridas Leadership Lee County Class of 2012 announced a fundraising event to feed Southwest Florida children. Big BBQ & Bash is scheduled for January 24 and will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson, 2160 Colonial Blvd. Big BBQ & Bash will feature live musical entertainment by the Killa-Watts, mouthwatering food from Deep Down South BBQ, raffle drawings, a performance by the Lee County Sheriffs Office drill team and other fun activities. Admission is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. The ticket price includes a full meal, two drinks and a raffle ticket. Additional drink and raffle tickets can be purchased during the event. Proceeds from Big BBQ & Bash will benefit three local organizations that help feed our communitys most vulnerable children: African Caribbean American Center (AFCAAM), Blessings in a Backpack, Lee County and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Supporting sponsors include LCEC and Durand & Gallentine Investment Management Group. Other sponsors include U.S. Sugar and Conestoga-Rovers & Associates. Participants have a chance to win fun prizes, including a weekend rental of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Riders Edge Learn To Ride lessons. Additional sponsorships are being sought, and donated raffle items are welcomed. continued on page 28

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27 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Want To Buy A Portion Of A Professional Athlete? Heres A Way Howby Ed FrankAs we prepare to welcome the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox when the team returns here in three months for spring training, did you ever consider investing in the present and future earnings of these heroes? Obviously, Im not a stocker broker and obviously, Im not a financial planner. And the stock plan Im going to tell you about is a high risk that is how the plan is labeled by the brokerage company selling the stock. But the fact is the company known as Fantex Brokerage Services has started a program in which fans can buy stock in a professional athlete. The stock reportedly will rise and fall based on how an athlete performs both on the field and in his or her business ventures. Heres how it works: Adrian Foster, a running back for the Houston Texans of the National Football League, was the first athlete to sign with Fantex. He will receive $10 million up front in exchange for a 20 percent stake in his future earnings. The original stock offering was $10 per share funds being used to raise the $10 million. The future value of the stock will be based on his professional contracts, endorsements (he has several) and other business investments. In Fosters case, the deal will encompass 20 percent of the five-year contract he signed with the Texans in 2012 a contract that totals more than $20 million guaranteed. In addition, he has advertising commitments from Under Armour and Fuse Science. Fantex will be entitled to 20 percent of Fosters future earnings even after his football career ends. Fantex is bringing sports and business together in a way never before possible, said Buck French, the company CEO, by building a marketplace that allows customers to buy shares in a tracking stock linked to the value and performance of an athletes brand. Just last week, Fantex announced it will sell shares in a second athlete, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. He will receive $4 million for the rights to 10 percent of his future earnings. His base salary this year is $6 million, the fourth year of a five-year $23 million deal negotiated in 2010. Buck said his brokerage company plans to negotiate with other athletes in the future. He explained that he believes that athletes also will draw attention from investors based solely on their post-athletic business ventures. And he may be correct. Just imagine if you had a slice of Michael Jordans or Arnold Palmers post-playing business ventures? Or an investment in Red Sox hero David Big Papi Ortiz, the World Series MVP? But please remember, Fantex is a risky, speculative investment. Field Set for Next Months Shark Shootout Many of the top professional golfers will return here in December for the popular and long-running Shark Shootout. Greg Normans annual tournament is one of professional golfs most popular postseason tournaments. It will be played December 9 to 15 at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples. The three-day tournament features 12 two-man teams playing a modified alternateshot format the first day, a better ball the second day and a concluding scramble. All three days of competition will be televised on the Golf Channel. The 24-player field includes Jonas Blixt, Mark Calcavecchia, Chad Campbell, Graham DeLaet, Chris DiMarco, Jason Dufner, Retief Goosen, Billy Horschel, Charles Howell III, Dustin Johnson, Jerry Kelly, Matt Kuchar, Justin Leonard, Greg Norman, Sean OHair, Kenny Perry, Ian Poulter, Rory Sabbatini, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker, Scott Verplank, Boo Weekley, Mike Weir and Lee Westwood. The two-man teams will be announced shortly. Everblades 7-1 to Start Season The Florida Everblades hockey team began the 2013-14 season winning their first six games before losing an overtime shootout last week to the Orlando Solar Bears by the score of 3-2 at Germain Arena. However, the Everblades bounced back the next night in Orlando skating to a 2-1 victory. Florida is home this week hosting Elmira Wednesday and Friday nights and Toledo on Saturday. All three have 7:30 p.m. starts. 16th Annual Charity Classic At Shadow Wood Country ClubThe 16th annual CMAA Charity Classic & Gala, presented by the Everglades Region of the Florida chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, raised funds to support the Golisano Childrens Hospital and Barbaras Friends. Hosted by Shadow Wood Country Club, the two-day event included the Charity Classic Gala, featuring live entertainment, a silent and live auction, and food prepared by local chefs, as well as the annual golf tournament on Shadow Woods North Course designed by award-winning architect Bob Cupp. Since its inception in 1998, the Everglades Region CMAA Charity Classic & Gala has raised more than $1 million in support of local charities. Last year, CMAA pledged $500,000 to Barbaras Friends by 2015. The new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will be a seven-story, 292,000-square-foot tower at HealthPark Medical Center that will house all of the clinical and ancillary services for childrens health care. The facility will feature 128 private rooms, an outpatient hematology/oncology unit, pediatric pharmacy, MRI, diagnostic unit, pediatric emergency department, family lounges, playrooms and an outdoor play area. The facility has been designed for family-centered care and will feature the latest technology and equipment. The estimated cost is $205 million and philanthropy will offset $100 million of the total cost. For more information, visit www.cmaacharityclassic.com. 16th annual CMAA Charity Classic & Gala took place at Shadow Wood Country Club Guests enjoyed live entertainment, a live and silent auction and food prepared by local chefs Presented by the Florida chapter of the CMAA, the 16th annual Charity Classic & Gala benefited the Golisano Childrens Hospital and Barbaras Friends

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201328 Shell Point Begins Pre-Sales For New NeighborhoodShell Point Retirement Community has begun pre-sales for its new neighborhood, The Estuary. The Estuary at Shell Point will be the planned communitys fourth neighborhood and will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. The Estuary will include all of the lifestyle amenities and services available at Shell Point, along with complete lifecare, including assisted living and skilled nursing if needed. Entrance fees for the homes will start at $689,000 with a 75 percent or 90 percent refundable contract. Reservations on specific home sites offering views of the golf course or lake will be taken with a 10 percent deposit. The three current neighborhoods at Shell Point are The Island, The Woodlands and Eagles Preserve. Each offers its own unique ambiance and architectural style. The location of the new neighborhood is situated between the championship golf course and a large nature preserve and will feature a 4.5acre lake in the center. For the fourth neighborhood, we wanted something different, said Ted Benjamin, director of sales for the community. We wanted to add more walkout ground level residences to our mix, so we decided to create a neighborhood of single-family homes and twin villas in an old-Florida style. We envision this neighborhood to be reminiscent of the early days of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Designed by award-winning Nilles Design Group, Inc. Custom Residential Designers, the homes feature metal roofs, clapboard siding and front porches accented with picket railings. The Estuary Signature Homes will offer 2,300 to 2,700 square feet of airconditioned living space including a great room, dining room, kitchen with morning room, master suite and two additional bedrooms with two or two and a half baths. With entry, lanai and two-car garage, plus an additional space for a golf cart, the footprint will total 3,500 to 3,900 square feet. The Estuary Twin Villa homes are 1,600 to 2,000 square feet of airconditioned living space. Each attached home offers a great room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, second bedroom, and laundry room. Each villa will offer an expansive lanai and twocar garage with additional golf cart parking. Shell Point is also planning a 35,000 square foot clubhouse to expand the social and lifestyle opportunities for residents of the entire community. In addition to serving the 18-hole championship golf course, the clubhouse will include a pro shop, dining rooms, a health club, a salon and meeting rooms. A preview home featuring the Useppa design is located near the entrance to The Island at Shell Point. Estuary site tours and appointments to learn more about lifecare at Shell Point are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling the Welcome Center at 466-1131. For more information, visit www.shellpoint.org/estuary. Various artist renderings of The Estuary at Shell Point Regional Community Grants AwardedLeaders of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation (SWFLCF), along with community leaders from Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties, travelled to a number of nonprofit agencies in the Southwest Florida region the week of November 4 to present and celebrate $440,000 in funds during its inaugural regional road trip. Fifteen agencies in the five-county area were recipients of funds totaling $439,812 in Community Impact Grants provided by the SWFLCF. The foundation administers more than 330 endowed funds that are created through the generosity of local donors today and those who plan for the future through the power of endowed funds. The agencies that received funds included: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc., Dress For Success SW Florida, Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, Grace Community Center, Gulf Coast Humane Society, Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida, Inc., Hendry County Library System, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Literacy Council Gulf Coast, Naples Botanical Garden, PAWS Lee County Inc., Pine Manor Improvement Association and Redlands Christian Migrant Association. An important part of the funding includes a new foundation endeavor aimed at strengthening nonprofits across the region by providing ongoing collaboration and group meetings of the grantees, coined as tribes based on their organizations missions. These tribes are focused on education/mentoring, early childhood education and prevention, life empowerment and economic development and animal welfare. The tribes meet monthly for coaching from the SWFLCFs chief strategy officer, for ongoing exploration into regional issues and solutions. Through this practice, the Community Foundation expects to award larger annual grants to organizations like these that are working to have a greater collective and regional impact. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. From page 26Big BBQ & Bash FundraiserLeadership Lee County is an intensive 14-week program organized by the Chamber of Southwest Florida. Through bi-weekly outings to the communitys unique facilities and assets, participants get an in-depth perspective on the areas economy, history, transportation infrastructure, education system, growth management needs, healthcare system, societal challenges, law enforcement, agriculture, local government, media and more. Each year class alumni host a fundraiser event for the community following the completion of the program. Sponsorship information and tickets are available by calling Miriam Pereira at 334-7007 or email mpereira@harrychapinfoodbank.org. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com

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29 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Volunteers Sought For Tax AssistanceThe United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is seeking volunteers to help lower to middle income taxpayers to file their federal income taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. VITA volunteers can make a difference in the lives of people in the community. Volunteers have helped families get back the money they have earned and become more financially stable. The United Way is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as tax preparers, greeters and interpreters. Free training will be provided. Volunteers will complete a certification online and software training will be provided by the IRS. VITA is a program offered through the United Way that helps low to moderate income persons by providing free tax preparation assistance. Both English speakers and bilingual volunteers are needed to better serve clients. No experience is necessary. Flexible hours are available February through mid-April. Taxes will be prepared at many locations in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. For more information, email Amy Singer at amy@unitedwaylee.org or call 433-2000 ext. 229. Last year over $3.2 million was returned to the communities taxpayers through the VITA program. For some families, their tax returns were large enough to help them stay in their homes instead of losing them to foreclosure or being evicted. In addition, VITA clients saved the cost of tax preparation by a commercial service. From page 2Great WarThen, walk about three more blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to see the WWI exhibit. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Want to know more about the impact of World War I on little Fort Myers? Get information at the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center. 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. w ww.Sea b reezeNurseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 WHI T EFL Y or Sooty Mold? ? Y We can hel p A s k a b out our S eason D iscount! m s Pal m e s nativ e n s croto n d s, b rome l ia d e s, b utter y b us he re & much mor WINTERFEST 2013 TO BENEFIT RESCUE ANIMALS IN NEED, INC. (R.A.I.N) OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Rescue Animals In Need, Inc. (R.A.I.N.)

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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201330 White Cane Fest Draws Many SupportersOn October 15, Lighthouse of Southwest Florida was joined by over 350 community supporters during the White Cane Fest. This national day of awareness brings insight to those living with blindness and severe vision loss. Lighthouse partnered with Southwest Florida Council of the Blind for the White Cane Awareness Walk around the intersection of U.S. 41 and Pine Island Road. The Lee County Sheriffs Departments Traffic Unit ensured safety. Bahama Breeze and Smoke n Pit Barbeque provided free food and drinks. Vendors who offered entertainment, services and programs were Lee County Supervisor of Elections, Southeastern Guide Dogs, JP Morgan Limo Services, Cat Country, Dixie Roadhouse, Calendar Girls, Bedazzled, Lee Professional Institute, Talking Books Library, The Out-of-Sighters Lighthouses Band, The Lighthouse Dancers, and The Lighthouse high school students transitioning into adulthood.It was great to see so many from the community join us. The support of our partners enabled our guests to truly enjoy every minute of the day. We look forward to this being an annual event, bringing awareness to those who depend on our support and services, said Doug Fowler, executive director, Lighthouse of Southwest Florida. For more information about Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, visit www.lighthouseswfl.org or call 997-7797. Joe Poppalardo, Angela Corcoran and Doug Fowler Calendar Girls Roger Mercado, Sharon Harrington and Vicki Collins Gary Green United Way To Take Applications For Emergency Food And ShelterThe United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee has announced that it will accept applications for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties through November 20 at 5 p.m. The applications are being accepted in anticipation of the funds being appropriated by Congress to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in highneed areas. A local board will determine how the funds awarded to this area are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local human service agencies in the area if the appropriation is made. The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades provides the coordination and administrative support for this program in our community. Last year, over $323,675 was distributed to 18 agencies. Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be the following: private voluntary non-profits or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and if they are private voluntary organizations, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies and organizations are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for these Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds should contact the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or call Hannah Pelle at 433-2000 ext. 236 to request an application. The deadline for applications to be received is November 20 at 5 p.m. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Team from Bahama Breeze Patrick White, Matt Caldwell and Doug Fowler

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31 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 deaRPharmacistAlloxan Toxin Causes Diabetesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What is the number one thing I can do to prevent diabetes? TH, Seattle, Washington Avoid white! By that I mean white salt, white sugar and white flour. The white flour is particularly offensive because it contains a compound known to harm a pancreas. The pancreas is the gland you need for healthy blood sugar balance because it secretes insulin. Let me back up to the point where wheat is growing on a farm, before it becomes flour. Special care is taken to till and fertilize the soil. The field was sprayed with various pesticides, fungicides and other chemicals to protect the harvest. About 83 active chemicals are used in pesticides today, even though studies have shown that some cause cancer in animals or humans! Anyway, when the wheat kernels are harvested, workers keep an eye on the storage facilities to make sure everything stays cool and dry because we all know rainy, hot weather promotes fungal growth. Fungal contamination of grains is rather common. Once in you, its almost impossible to get out. The wheat kernels get stripped of their bran and germ layer, a process which removes all the fiber, minerals and vitamins. Oddly enough, this flour may command a higher price than flour left in its natural state. The insanity has just begun. The naturally brown flour will now be whitened using a chemical similar to chlorine bleach. This chemical forms another substance called alloxan which is known to destroy pancreatic function. Did you catch that? Alloxan is so outstanding at destroying the pancreas that researchers commonly use it in clinical trials to induce diabetes in lab animals! Bleached white flour is almost always contaminated with alloxan. Are you shocked? Are you wondering why? It happens because of strong demand from you, the consumer, who find pastries, buns, biscuits and bread much prettier when it is white. You cast your vote to continue the nonsense by buying white flour goodies! Ive always been puzzled at the name, All Purpose flour because to me, it doesnt even serve the primary purpose of food, which is to provide nutritional value, so I suggest it be renamed No Purpose flour. Regardless, combine alloxan-tainted white flour with nutritionally naked white sugar and table salt like many baked recipes call for, and you have a recipe for diabetes! In 2008, scientists closely examined how alloxan caused diabetes in animals. This article was published in Diabetologia and it was entitled The mechanisms of alloxanand streptozotocin-induced diabetes. The researchers stated, These hydroxyl radicals are ultimately responsible for the death of the beta cells, which have a particularly low antioxidative defence capacity, and the ensuing state of insulin-dependent alloxan diabetes. Simply put, they are saying that free radicals are released, and these kill the pancreatic cells (which secrete insulin and lower blood sugar); the net result of alloxan keeps an animal insulin-dependent. I have solutions in my best-selling book, Diabetes Without Drugs (Rodale 2010). 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. Komen Names Race For The Cure ChairwomanSusan G. Komen Southwest Florida has announced Ann Simon as chairwoman of the 2014 Race For The Cure fundraiser. The 5K race and one-mile walk will take place March 8 at Coconut Point, while a kick-off Pink Out Party will take place on March 7. The annual event has attracted more than 10,000 runners and walkers who raise money for treatment, education and research of breast cancer. Simon is especially qualified for the position of chairwoman, as both of her parents were diagnosed with breast cancer and she also underwent treatment for breast cancer more than ten years ago. For more than eight years Ive been a witness to what Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida does for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, stated Simon. They provide emotional and financial support and guidance along the journey. Knowing that 75 percent of the profits stay here in Southwest Florida and 25 percent is given to national breast cancer research reassures me that my time is well spent. Before retirement, Simon was a health educator in New Jersey and West Virginia for 33 years. For more information about Race For The Cure, visit www.komenswfl.org, Seventy five percent of the affiliates net fundraising proceeds stays in the local community to provide education, screening, treatment and support; the remaining 25 percent of the net proceeds supports groundbreaking national breast cancer research programs. Since 2002, Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida has given more than $5 million in grants to local agencies in the five-county area. Susan G. Komen is the largest source of nongovernmental breast cancer research in the world. Visit www.komenswfl.org or call 4980016 for more information. Relax, Restore With Yoga At The SloughDiscover the restorative powers of nature during outdoor yoga classes offered at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Participants will meet on the beautiful back deck of the Interpretive Center for beginner to intermediate level yoga. Classes began on November 5 and are held Tuesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Meet on the back deck of the Interpretive Center at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd. in Fort Myers. The cost is $48 for a 6-week session through December 10 or $10 per class. Registration is limited to 12 participants. Pre-register online at www. leeparks.org or call 533-7440. A parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle is required.Students must be capable of getting up and down from the floor and must have some ability to stretch and move. If you have any serious medical conditions, please get your doctors approval. Classes are multi-level with pre-stretches, a flow of easy postures, breath work, visualization and a deep relaxation at the end. Avoid eating a heavy meal for at least two hours prior to class. Beginners are welcome.Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch and move. Bring a yoga mat and a blanket (a limited amount will be provided). Any questions or concerns, contact Terri Fields (RYT 500 hours) on her cell phone at 823-5428 or by email at blissfulyoga@yahoo.com. From page 25North Fort Myers Public Library Programs2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 9Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.International Games Day @ Your Library 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16 Celebrate the sixth annual International Games Day with game lovers at libraries around the world. Enjoy board games old and new at this program for all ages. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4320. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I have enjoyed very good health and feel compassion for those less fortunate. I have tried to help when people were sick with meals, gifts and taking people to their doctors. I felt that I should help those in need. Recently, I had to have an operation with a long recovery. My friends and those I had helped were nowhere to be found. No telephone calls, cards, food or anything. I was completely dependent on my husband and hired help. I am very disappointed that when in need, I was ignored and I am going to rethink my generosity. Have you heard this from others? Bessie Dear Bessie, Yes, I have. Many people are takers and not givers. They accept all of the help from others, but will give nothing in return. Many people in our mobile society just seem to disconnect and keep the focus on themselves and disregard their weakened friends. I recently heard about a family that moved from a third world country to the USA. They were delightful people and showed compassion to their neighbors and especially to a sick, elderly neighbor. Good people are everywhere, but there are also many self-centered individuals who just keep their eyes totally on themselves. Lizzie Dear Bessie, I understand your situation and how you feel. I can relate that to my work life. I have helped many people with increasing their referrals, making introductions and assisting a few start their own business. More times than not, my time and kindness were not returned in any way. I have not stopped helping people because that would change who I am. However, I am a little more selective in my attention. So maybe you should rethink your generosity. You will choose to continue to give to others, but be a little more selective.Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.

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33 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013DID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) (March 21 to April 19) Keep your feelings to yourself as you work through an awkward circumstance. Complaining is useless, and also unwise since your words could come back to haunt you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A sudden flash of Bovine practicality shows you how you might be able to turn your artistic pursuits into a profitable venture. A spouse or partner offers some sage advice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared with several Plan Bs that you might have to use as backups just in case you encounter some troublesome complications with your carefully constructed schedule. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might think youll never have a free moment again with the demands of the workplace piling on. Cheer up. The pressure eases as holiday time nears. An old friend brings good news. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Leonine pride might make it difficult to offer an apology to a co-worker you unintentionally offended. But a quick and sincere Im sorry could prevent problems down the line. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to tackle those backed-up chores that have kept you from moving into other and potentially more worthwhile projects. A personal matter needs your attention. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You usually have no problem rushing to the defense of someone you perceive as being treated unjustly. But perceptions could be deceiving this week. Check the facts before you act. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You seek out advice in the first part of the week. But be careful not to let counsel from others overshadow your own sense of perception. Things become clearer by the weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The trusted colleagues you relied on earlier continue to offer support with your project. But you take more control, and by the weeks end, you should be in full command. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Rely on your practical side while exploring investment possibilities. Caution is still your watchword in these matters. Your social life takes a gratifying turn by the weeks end. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An already confusing situation appears to grow murkier during the first part of the week. But it all starts to clear by the weeks end. Plan to spend the weekend with someone special. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a passion for life that inspires others to follow your example. You could be a motivational speaker. On Nov. 12, 1799, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an early American astronomer born in Vermont, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass journal entry is the first known record of a meteor shower in North America. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean and the Red seas, is opened. The canal was only 25 feet deep, 72 feet wide at the bottom, and 200 to 300 feet wide at the surface. Fewer than 500 ships navigated it in its first full year of operation. On Nov. 16, 1907, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state. Oklahoma initially prospered as an agricultural state, but the drought years of the 1930s made the state part of the Dust Bowl. On Nov. 14, 1941, Suspicion, a romantic thriller starring Cary Grant and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, makes its debut. The film marked the first time that Grant, a Hollywood leading man, and Hitchcock, one of the greatest directors in movie history, worked together. On Nov. 15, 1957, Nikita Khrushchev challenges United States to a missile shooting match, claiming that the Soviet Union had missile superiority over the United States. He also claimed that the United States did not have intercontinental ballistic rockets; If she had, the Russian leader sneered, she would have launched her own sputnik [satellite]. On Nov. 13, 1969, in Washington, protesters stage a symbolic March Against Death with more than 45,000 participants, each with a placard bearing the name of a soldier who had died in Vietnam. The march lasted for two days and two nights. President Richard Nixon was deeply angered by the protests, but publicly feigned indifference. On Nov. 11, 1973, the Soviet Union announces that, because of its opposition to the overthrow of the government of Chilean President Allende, it would not play a World Cup Soccer match against the Chilean team. It was the first time in the history of World Cup Soccer that a team had boycotted over political issues. It was much-loved Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. If you find brushing your teeth to be tedious, you might want to check out the Blizzident. The makers of this new product use a 3D scan of your teeth to create a custom toothbrush that looks like a mouthpiece lined with bristles. Supposedly, all you have to do is insert the Blizzident in your mouth, bite down and release 10 times, and -voila! -clean teeth in 6 seconds. Be prepared to pay for the convenience, though; a Blizzident of your very own will set you back $299. The toothbrush will last for a year, though, and replacement bristles are $89. Those who study such things say that by the year 2020, more data will be created in a single hour than had been created in the entire world over the 30,000 years leading up to the 21st century. Heres an experiment for you: Find a piece of paper and write the word suns. Turn the paper upside down. It still says suns. There are more public libraries in the United States than there are McDonalds restaurants. For the moment, at any rate. You might think that once gloves were introduced to the sport of boxing, it became safer to be a boxer. Youd be wrong. After the introduction of boxing gloves, death rates actually went up. It seems that when bare-knuckle boxing, hardly anybody would get hit in the face -the one who threw the punch was too likely to end up with a broken hand. The graveyards are full of indispensable men. -Charles de Gaulle THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. TELEVISION: What popular TV show features a nerdy physicist named Sheldon? 2. MOVIES: What was the name of Tony Starks assistant in Iron Man? 3. MEDICAL: What is the common condition described in medical terms as xerostomia? 4. U.S. STATES: What is the capital of Louisiana? 5. ASTRONOMY: Which planet in our solar system has the largest number of moons? 6. FAIRY TALES: What was the first item that Jack stole from the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What is the worlds smallest ocean? 8. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president was born on July 4? 9. LANGUAGE: What does it mean for someone to be in high dudgeon? 10. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What makes up a sharks skeleton? TRIVIA TEST 1. The Big Bang Theory 2. Pepper Potts 3. Dry mouth 4. Baton Rouge 5. Jupiter, with 63 moons 6. A bag of gold 7. Arctic 8. Calvin Coolidge 9. Outraged 10. Cartilage ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last player before the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw in 2013 to toss a shutout and hit a home run on Opening Day. 2. Who was the last Texas Rangers pitcher before Yu Darvish in 2013 to strike out at least 14 batters in a game? 3. Two rookies in NFL history have passed for more than 25 touchdowns in a season. Name them. 4. When was the last time before the 2011-12 season that North Carolina States mens basketball team won at least 24 games in a season? 5. Name the first NHL player for a team west of Chicago to win the Art Ross Trophy (season scoring leader). 6. In 2013, Missy Franklin set a record at the World Aquatics Championships by winning six gold medals. Who had held the record with five? 7. Which male golfer was the oldest winner of the U.S. Open? ANSWERS 1. Clevelands Bob Lemon, in 1953. 2. Nolan Ryan fanned 14 in a game in 1991. 3. Peyton Manning (1998) and Russell Wilson (2012) each threw 26 TD passes. 4. It was the 1987-88 season. 5. The Los Angeles Kings Marcel Dionne, in the 1979-80 season. 6. Tracy Caulkins (1978) and Libby Trickett (2007). 7. Hale Irwin was 45 when he won it in 1990.

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201334 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com TREE & LAWN C ARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES Tree TRIMMING AND REMOVAL Stump Grinding SANIBEL INVASIVE VEGETATION REMOVAL MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SERVICES FREE Landscape Consultation and LANDSCAPE Designs LANDSCAPE REFURBISHING MULCHING RIP RAP GRAVEL DRIVEWAYS CUSTOM PAVERS NOW OFFERING IRRIGATION WET CHECKOver 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myerslicensed insured bondedwww.jesuslawncare.com jesuslawncare@gmail.com COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available ALWAYS A GIFT WITH PURCHASE! HARDW OO D FL OO RIN G P# (239) 896-3670 Lic# CRC-1329678EJOSEPHGIBSON03@COMCAST.NET S B Abbtnfn Cnr Ptf Hr Srt Ftnt Crbfn Hr Ftn,ATLANTIC CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN, LLCQUALITY & EXPERIENCE ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OUR COMPANY CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G CO MPUTER S Florida Broccoli and Avocado Soup 1 cup broccoli, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1/3 cup low-fat milk 1 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth 1 cup fresh spinach 1/2 avocado 1 cup homemade croutons 4 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated Kosher salt to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste Place a medium-sized stock pot over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the preheated pan. Add onion and garlic to the pan and saut until translucent. Add broccoli, vegetable broth and milk to the pan. Reduce heat and bring to a simmer. Cook ingredients until the broccoli is just crisp-tender.Add broccoli mixture to a blender with a tight fitting lid Make sure not to fill the blender more than half full at a time. Add the avocado and spinach to the blender as well. Carefully pulse the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Taste soup and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Return soup to pot and heat back up to serving temperature. Garnish soup with croutons and Parmesan cheese. Florida Broccoli and Avocado Soup

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35 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 answer on page 35 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY BUILDING CONTRACTOR CO NTRA C T O R G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFINAN C IAL S ERVI C E S 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 Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R N Cbtn f Rr CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating

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REAL ESTATETHE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201336 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$95,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room. Designed pass-thru from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen. Florida room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. RS 10/25 CC TFN REAL ESTATELIVE ON SANIBEL $79,000Unique,charming Beach cottage. 1br,1bath Move in condition. Private,landscaped yard. Steps to private beach. Wooden oors,newer air & plumbing. No taxes. Lot rent $541./month. Must See! Call 239-849-8096 or 239-472-6836.NS 11/1 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN GULF PINES HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL $3,500/MO UNFURNISHED3200 SqFt single family home in beautiful, private community. One house from beach, short walk to 2 community pools and tennis courts. Large, private landscaped lot.3-4 Bedrooms -most with decks; 3.5 baths, large open living room -LR& EIK open to screened porch. High end appliances, 2nd fridge, W/D, 2 car garage. Contact: (917) 680-4440.RS 11/8 CC TFN VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Avail Nov, Dec, Jan Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netNS 11/8 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN CUSTODIAL POSITION SANIBEL PUBLIC LIBRARYPT-Seasonal, Dec-Mar; 20 hrs per week. Under general direction, performs custodial services in keeping library and grounds maintained; assists with special events preparation; performs related duties as assigned. Flexible schedule, some nights and weekends required. Tolls paid. Send resume or apply at: Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. secretary@sanlib.orgRS 11/8 CC 11/8 HELP WANTEDPART TIME SALES ASST.Part time sales asst, must have interest in cycling & POS exp. 3 days 8:30-5, car pool from FM avail. Billys Bike Shop Sanibel 472-3620 ask for DebbieNS 11/8 CC 11/15 ECOHOME PLANS DRAWNOn-site analysisfree discussionsterri c, fast & affordable FL-Certi ed Planwork 34-years FL-Designer/Builder~see mine! Cool FL-SMART ReBuilding encouraged. www.HomePlansDrawn.com 567.0187NS 10/25 CC 11/08 SERVICES OFFEREDHOUSEKEEPER GIRL FRIDAYExperienced Housekeeper. Excellent References, Reliable, I will also help with light cooking and errands. Call Heather (239) 826-1045 Sanibel & Lee Co. LicenseRS 11/8 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDFILE YOUR BP OIL CLAIM BEFORE THE DEADLINEFree test to determine if you qualify. if denied we can help. Forensic Recovery Specialists 727-409-3921, getyoursettlement@gmail.comNS 11/8 CC 11/29 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189. NS 11/1 NC TFN NURSERY ATTENDANT Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday Nursery Attendant for year round on Sunday mornings for infant-4 year olds. Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 10/11 CC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDFULL TIME DIRECTOR OF MUSICSaint Isabel Parish in Sanibel Florida seeks full-time Director of Music. The position is responsible for providing music planning, organ/piano accompaniment, cantor when necessary for all weekend and Seasonal Masses, as well as weddings and funerals. Requirements include: Knowledge of Catholic liturgy and tradition, experience in instrumentation and music composition, ability to recruit, train, and support a choir. Please send resumes and letter of interest to: saintisabel@aol.com or Saint Isabel Catholic Church, 3599 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957.NS 11/8 CC TFN

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37 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 FOUNDLOST CAT BLACK FEMALEIsland East End. Please Call 239-277-0058 or 239-579-0050.NS 10/25 CC TFN 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.net NS 10/4 NC TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN FOR SALEJewelry Art Uniquities Best Prices Great Selection 2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comNS 11/1 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE Flower Shop Of The Islands Palm Ridge Plaza, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite A. 60% OFF Everything Must Go. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 8, 9 and 10. or leave a message 239-472-3707 Longtime Mom and Pop shop and Pop passed away.NS 11/8 CC 11/8 CLOSING SALE ANNOUNCEMENTANNOUNCEMENTDentist Lyle Hotchkiss has retired and Island Dental has been sold to Dr. Matt Davis. Copies of patient records are available at 1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite C-1, Sanibel 33957 (239-395-1211).NS 11/8 CC 11/29 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN HELP WANTED GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALECANT TAKE IT ALL WITH US! 4585 BOWEN BAYOU NEAR BOWMANS BEACH Chairs, treadmill, misc household goods, kids ride-on toys, etc., Saturday 11/9, 9 amNS 11/8 CC 11/8 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Scavenger Hunt For AlzheimersOn the morning of November 16, teams of two will race throughout downtown Fort Myers on a scavenger hunt of epic proportions. The Dare to be Aware Scavenger Hunt, or DASH, for Alzheimers will involve working through both mental puzzles and physical obstacles. The purpose is to raise funds for the Alzheimers Association and awareness for the disease as part of November, the National Alzheimers disease Awareness Month. A few of the tasks will involve facts and figures about Alzheimers in efforts to further inform the community about this growing problem. The event is appropriate for all ages and a great opportunity for Southwest Florida to get involved and make a difference. Alzheimers disease affects many families both locally and nationally. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and there are over 15 million caregivers of people with dementia, providing over 17 billion hours of unpaid care each year. These startling statistics, coupled with the experience of seeing the disease take a toll on her grandmother, and family members providing for her care, motivated Nicole Emery, a Cape Coral High School senior, to create this event. The Alzheimers Association is the leader in the fight against the Alzheimers epidemic, said Emery, coordinator of the event. The participants of DASH will be supporting the Alzheimers Associations mission of finding a cure and bettering the care that Alzheimers patients are able to receive. The registration fee for participants is $10 and everyone who attends will have the chance of winning dozens of donated prizes. First, second and third place teams will receive a cash prize of $200, $100 and $50 respectively. For more information, to register a team or for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.swfldash.com and www.facebook.com/swfldash. Harvest For The Holidays For Food BankDouglas M. Stevens, MD, the leading practice in Southwest Florida for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, is hosting Harvest For The Holidays, a food drive for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, and is inviting the public to participate too! Now through November 22, the practice will collect non-perishable food donations for the organization with hopes of collecting 500 items total. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday for the duration of the collection. The Food Bank is expressly requesting donations of non-perishable items including: high protein foods such as ham, spreads, stews, chicken, tuna, nuts and seeds, peanut butter, beans (canned and dry) as well as fruits and vegetables (canned, sauces and dried), breads and cereals, and holiday items (stuffing mixes, sauces and gravy, etc.). Year-round requests include macaroni and cheese mixes, instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables and canned or dried fruit, as well as cleaning supplies/detergents and paper products. For more information, visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org or call Claudia at 334-7007. To contact the offices of Douglas M. Stevens, M.D. about making a donation or otherwise, call 481-9292. 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If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida 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 35 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 8, 201338 Ziamond and Betty are hoping to be Big Losers! That is, they are hoping to lose some weight. Betty, a Basset Hound/ Rat Terrier mix, currently weighs 38.9 pounds. Ziamond, a Jack Russell mix, weighs 24.8 pounds. The girls are hoping to lose big as they begin walking their way to a more fit physique with the help of shelter volunteers. You can track their weight loss journey online at www. LeeLostPets.com. Just click on the link for Ziamond and Bettys Weight Loss Challenge. Anyone who needs a jogging or walking partner will love these two. They are available for adoption for just $25. Hello, my name is Ziamond. Im a 9-year-old spayed female Jack Russell mix. My Black & White Adoption Fee is $25. Hello, my name is Betty. Im an 8-year-old female Bassett Hound/Rat Terrier mix. My Black & White Adoption Fee is $25. There is a November Adoption Promotion for all other pets at the shelter. 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. Betty ID# 575295 Ziamond ID# 571084 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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